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Yoshihiko Usui, Kinya Tsubota, Tsuyoshi Agawa, Shunichiro Ueda, Kazuhiko Umazume, Yoko Okunuki, Takeshi Kezuka, Naoyuki Yamakawa, Hiroshi Goto
BACKGROUND: To examine the usefulness of measuring immune mediators in aqueous humor samples for differentiating malignant uveal melanoma from benign pigmented intraocular tumors. METHODS: Thirteen eyes of 13 patients with uveal melanoma were studied, and 13 eyes of 13 patients with benign pigmented intraocular tumors served as controls. Undiluted samples of aqueous humor were collected, and a cytometric bead array was used to determine the aqueous humor concentrations of 35 immune mediators comprising 14 interleukins (IL), interferon-γ, interferon-γ-inducible protein-10, monocyte chemoattractant protein (MCP)-1, macrophage inflammatory protein (MIP)-1α, MIP-1β, regulated on activation normal T cell expressed and secreted, monokine induced by interferon-γ, basic fibroblast growth factor, Fas ligand, granzyme A, granzyme B, eotaxin, interferon-inducible T-cell alpha chemoattractant, fractalkine, granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor, granulocyte colony-stimulating factor, vascular endothelial growth factor, angiogenin, tumor necrosis factor-α, lymphotoxin-α, and CD40L...
November 22, 2016: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
R Balõtšev, K Koido, V Vasar, S Janno, K Kriisa, R Mahlapuu, U Ljubajev, M Parksepp, P Veiksaar, V Volke, A Lang, L Haring, M Zilmer, E Vasar
BACKGROUND: There is a growing interest in low-grade inflammatory and metabolic alterations in patients with chronic schizophrenia (SCH). METHODS: Inflammatory (tumor-necrosis factor-α [TNF-α], interferon-γ [IFN-γ], interleukins [IL-1α, IL-1β, IL-2, IL-4, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10], monocyte chemo-attractant protein-1 [MCP-1]) and growth factors (vascular endothelial growth factor [VEGF], epidermal growth factor [EGF]) were measured in blood serum samples of 105 SCH patients and 148 control subjects (CS)...
October 28, 2016: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
Eman A El-Maadawy, Roba M Talaat, Rawia F Sadek, Sherif M El-Sherbini, Naser Abdel-Bary, Amal A Abdel-Aziz
We aimed to investigate any association between hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) in the view of cytokines that control in ammation/angiogenesis and their correlation with certain CD markers. NHL patients with or without HCV infection were studied. CD5, CD30, CD3, CD20 and CD45 were immunohistochemically evaluated. Plasma levels of vascular endothelial and platelet derived growth factors (VEGF, and PDGF), tumor necrosis factor (TNF-α), transforming growth factor (TGF-β), interleukin-6 (IL-6), IL-8, IL-4, IL-12 and interferon gamma (IFN-γ) were detected by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
James J Hsieh, David Chen, Patricia I Wang, Mahtab Marker, Almedina Redzematovic, Ying-Bei Chen, S Duygu Selcuklu, Nils Weinhold, Nancy Bouvier, Kety H Huberman, Umesh Bhanot, Michael S Chevinsky, Parul Patel, Patrizia Pinciroli, Helen H Won, Daoqi You, Agnes Viale, William Lee, A Ari Hakimi, Michael F Berger, Nicholas D Socci, Emily H Cheng, Jennifer Knox, Martin H Voss, Maurizio Voi, Robert J Motzer
BACKGROUND: Metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) patients are commonly treated with vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) inhibitors or mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitors. Correlations between somatic mutations and first-line targeted therapy outcomes have not been reported on a randomized trial. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relationship between tumor mutations and treatment outcomes in RECORD-3, a randomized trial comparing first-line everolimus (mTOR inhibitor) followed by sunitinib (VEGF inhibitor) at progression with the opposite sequence in 471 metastatic RCC patients...
October 14, 2016: European Urology
Junwei Xu, Lu Lu, Jing Lu, Jihui Xia, Hongjin Lu, Lin Yang, Wensheng Xia, Shihai Shen
BACKGROUND: Recent evidence suggests that CD200 fusion protein (CD200Fc), a CD200R1 agonist may attenuate inflammatory responses in autoimmune diseases and neuro-degeneration. While, little is known about the function of CD200Fc in cigarette smoke extract (CSE)-induced mouse Cardiac Microvascular Endothelial Cells (mCMECs). The present study was designed to elucidate the effects of CD200Fc on CSE-induced vascular endothelial barrier (VEB) dysfunction and inflammatory responses, which is a highly clinically relevant model of smoking related cardiovascular diseases...
October 3, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Mateja Kaja Jezovnik, Jawed Fareed, Pavel Poredos
INTRODUCTION: Although the role of inflammation in DVT has been investigated in different studies, there is no definite answer as to whether increased systemic inflammation is the cause or the consequence of DVT. AIM: To follow inflammatory parameters in a cohort of patients with idiopathic DVT. METHODS: Out of 49 patients with an acute idiopathic DVT, which were investigated four months after an acute episode (DEVTA 1), 43 patients were included in the follow-up study investigating inflammatory markers and hemostatic markers of endothelial damage five years after an acute DVT (DEVTA 2)...
September 22, 2016: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
Liza Grosman-Rimon, William Parkinson, Suneel Upadhye, Hance Clarke, Joel Katz, John Flannery, Philip Peng, Dinesh Kumbhare
The aims of the present study were to compare levels of circulating inflammatory biomarkers and growth factors between patients with myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) and healthy control participants, and to assess the relationship among inflammatory markers and growth factors in the two groups.Biomarkers levels were assessed in patients (n = 37) with myofascial pain complaints recruited from the hospital emergency department and non-MPS controls (n = 21), recruited via advertisements in the hospital and community...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Yingzi Qi, Feng Xu, Lingsheng Chen, Yanchang Li, Zhongwei Xu, Yao Zhang, Wei Wei, Na Su, Tao Zhang, Fengxu Fan, Xing Wang, Xue Qin, Lingqiang Zhang, Yinkun Liu, Ping Xu
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) caused by hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is one of the most life-threatening human cancers in China. However, the pathogenesis of HCC development is still unclear. Here, we systemically analyzed liver tissues from different stages of HCC patients through 8-plex Isobaric Tags for Relative and Absolute Quantitation (iTRAQ) approach. A total of 4,620 proteins were identified and 3,781 proteins were quantified. When T1, T2 and T3 tumor tissues were compared with T1 non-tumor cells, 330, 365 and 387 differentially expressed proteins were identified respectively...
September 9, 2016: Oncotarget
Won Kyung Cho, Sung-Won Shin, Shin-Yeong Kim, Chang-Won Hong, Changhoon Choi, Won Park, Jae Myoung Noh
PURPOSE: This study is to investigate the effect of captopril when combined with irradiation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 4T1 (mouse mammary carcinoma) cells were injected in the right hind leg of Balb/c mice. Mice were randomized to four groups; control (group 1), captopril-treated (group 2), irradiated (group 3), irradiated and captopril-treated concurrently (group 4). Captopril was administered by intraperitoneal injection (10 mg/kg) daily and irradiation was delivered on the tumor-bearing leg for 15 Gy in 3 fractions...
September 2016: Radiation Oncology Journal
M Miler, N Nikolac, D Segulja, S Kackov Maslac, I Celap, K Altabas, S Sefer, A M Simundic
PURPOSE: Low-grade chronic inflammation is present in patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD) and in metabolic syndrome (MS). Due to possible greater endothelial changes in dialyzed patients, inflammatory response and oxidative stress are probably stronger in patients on PD. The objective of the study was to investigate possible in between adipokines, inflammatory, endothelial and oxidative stress markers between MS patients and patients on PD. METHODS: Concentrations of adipokines (leptin, resistin), inflammatory markers [interleukin-6 (IL-6), soluble tumor necrosis factor alpha receptor (sTNF-R), myeloperoxidase (MPO), monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (MCP-1)] and endothelial markers [soluble intracellular adhesion molecule-1 (sICAM-1), soluble CD40 ligand (sCD40L)] were determined in 55 MS patients and 18 patients on PD, with flow cytometry, and visfatin concentration was measured with ELISA...
September 6, 2016: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
Zi-Xue Xuan, Su Zhang, Shou-Jun Yuan, Wei Wang, Jia Yu
BACKGROUND: Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most frequent cause of cancer deaths worldwide. The targeted therapy had made important progress in recent years, but few potential predictive biomarkers for prognosis of NSCLC patients were identified. Angiopoietin-2 (Ang-2), a cytokine upregulated in tumor endothelial cells and some tumor cells including NSCLC, is a partial agonist and antagonist of angiopoietin-1 (Ang-1). Ang-1 is another ligand for the tyrosine kinase receptor Tie2; it promotes recruitment of pericytes and smooth muscle cells, stabilizing vascular networks by binding to Tie2...
2016: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
Priya Patel, Tatsuya Kato, Hideki Ujiie, Hironobu Wada, Daiyoon Lee, Hsin-Pei Hu, Kentaro Hirohashi, Jin Young Ahn, Jinzi Zheng, Kazuhiro Yasufuku
BACKGROUND: Investigation of CF800, a novel PEGylated nano-liposomal imaging agent containing indocyanine green (ICG) and iohexol, for real-time near infrared (NIR) fluorescence and computed tomography (CT) image-guided surgery in an orthotopic lung cancer model in nude mice. METHODS: CF800 was intravenously administered into 13 mice bearing the H460 orthotopic human lung cancer. At 48 h post-injection (peak imaging agent accumulation time point), ex vivo NIR and CT imaging was performed...
2016: PloS One
Senem Kamiloglu, Charlotte Grootaert, Esra Capanoglu, Ceren Ozkan, Guy Smagghe, Katleen Raes, John Van Camp
SCOPE: The present study was developed to determine the ability of polyphenol-rich black carrot and its by-products, i.e., peel and pomace, to modulate the inflammatory response in tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) treated endothelial cells after gastrointestinal digestion and in a co-culture of intestinal Caco-2 and endothelial EA.hy926 cell model. RESULTS: The results indicated that after 4 h of treatment, the transport of anthocyanins and phenolic acids was higher for digested samples (1...
August 26, 2016: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
Kuang-Hua Chen, Shihui Liu, Clinton E Leysath, Sharmina Miller-Randolph, Yi Zhang, Rasem Fattah, Thomas H Bugge, Stephen H Leppla
The protective antigen (PA) moiety of anthrax toxin binds to cellular receptors and mediates the translocation of the two enzymatic moieties of the toxin to the cytosol. Two PA receptors are known, with capillary morphogenesis protein 2 (CMG2) being the more important for pathogenesis and tumor endothelial marker 8 (TEM8) playing a minor role. The C-terminal PA domain 4 (PAD4) has extensive interactions with the receptors and is required for binding. Our previous study identified PAD4 variants having enhanced TEM8 binding specificity...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Corinna Serviente, Lisa M Troy, Maxine de Jonge, Daniel D Shill, Nathan T Jenkins, Sarah Witkowski
Endothelial dysfunction and inflammation are characteristics of subclinical atherosclerosis and may increase through progressive menopausal stages. Evaluating endothelial responses to acute exercise can reveal underlying dysfunction not apparent in resting conditions. The purpose of this study was to investigate markers of endothelial function and inflammation before and after acute exercise in healthy low active perimenopausal (PERI) and late postmenopausal (POST) women. Flow mediated dilation (FMD), CD31(+)/CD42b(-) and CD62E(+) endothelial microparticles (EMPs), and the circulating inflammatory factors monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (MCP-1), interleukin 8 (IL-8), and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα), were measured before and 30 minutes following acute exercise...
August 17, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Feng Gao, Heng-Kai Zhu, Yang-Bo Zhu, Qiao-Nan Shan, Qi Ling, Xu-Yong Wei, Hai-Yang Xie, Lin Zhou, Xiao Xu, Shu-Sen Zheng
BACKGROUND: Four tumor markers for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), glypican-3 (GPC3), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and des-gamma-carboxy prothrombin (DCP), are closely associated with tumor invasion and patient's survival. This study estimated the predictability of preoperative tumor marker levels along with pathological parameters on HCC recurrence after hepatectomy. METHODS: A total of 140 patients with HCC who underwent hepatectomy between January 2012 and August 2012 were enrolled...
August 2016: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International: HBPD INT
Yan Xing, Yisong Wang, Shijie Wang, Xin Wang, Dongying Fan, Dabiao Zhou, Jing An
The etiology of malignant glioma remains unclear. To examine the association between glioma and human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection and the possible mechanism through which HCMV contributes to malignant glioma, we investigated the expression of HCMV components and an angiogenesis marker, endocan, in 79 glioma specimens and 8 control brain samples. HCMV pp65 protein and DNA were detected in 65.8% (52 of 79) and 54.4% (43 of 79) of glioma specimens, respectively. The positive rate and expression levels of pp65 were significantly correlated with the glioma grades...
July 13, 2016: Translational Research: the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
Mona K Tawfik, Magda I Mohamed
Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer mortality worldwide, which results from interactions of different factors. It is frequently a pathological consequence of persistent inflammation. Diabetes affects several cancers and is positively correlated with the incidence of colon cancer. This study aimed to study the effect of exenatide in ameliorating inflammation, angiogenesis and cell proliferation in 1,2-dimethyl hydrazine (DMH) induced colorectal carcinoma in diabetic mice. Mice were randomly allocated into six groups, 8 mice each...
August 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Elhadi H Aburawi, Juma AlKaabi, Taoufik Zoubeidi, Abdullah Shehab, Nader Lessan, Awad Al Essa, Javed Yasin, Hussain Saadi, Abdul-Kader Souid
BACKGROUND: The impact of obesity and dyslipidemia on cardiovascular health in adolescents and young adults with diabetes is incompletely understood. This study evaluated the effects of these co-morbidities on markers of inflammation and endothelial dysfunction in young patients with the disease. METHODS: The study investigated sets of inflammatory, endothelial, and adipocyte biomarkers in 79 patients with type 1 diabetes, 55 patients with type 2 diabetes, and 47 controls...
2016: PloS One
Canan Kelten Talu, Ceren Boyaci, Cem Leblebici, Ezgi Hacihasanoglu, Erol Rustu Bozkurt
BACKGROUND: Pseudoangiomatous stromal hyperplasia (PASH) is a benign lesion of myofibroblasts that is composed of a network of slit-like channels that resemble vascular spaces. The aims of this study were to document the frequency of PASH in core needle biopsy specimens (CNBS) of the breast, to describe which histopathologic findings coexist with PASH and to examine any endothelial cell differentiation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reevaluated hematoxylin and eosin-stained sections of all CNBS that were obtained during a 1-year period...
July 21, 2016: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
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