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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430973/biological-functions-of-fucose-in-mammals
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Michael Schneider, Esam Al-Shareffi, Robert S Haltiwanger
Fucose is a 6-deoxy hexose in the L-configuration found in a large variety of different organisms. In mammals, fucose is incorporated into N-glycans, O-glycans and glycolipids by thirteen fucosyltransferases, all of which utilize the nucleotide charged form, GDP-fucose, to modify targets. Three of the fucosyltransferases, FUT8, FUT12/POFUT1, and FUT13/POFUT2, are essential for proper development in mice. Fucose modifications have also been implicated in many other biological functions including immunity and cancer...
April 18, 2017: Glycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427856/frizzled-3-acts-upstream-of-alcam-during-embryonic-eye-development
#2
Franziska A Seigfried, Wiebke Cizelsky, Astrid S Pfister, Petra Dietmann, Paul Walther, Michael Kühl, Susanne J Kühl
Formation of a functional eye during vertebrate embryogenesis requires different processes such as cell migration, cell-cell interactions as well as intracellular signalling processes. It was previously shown that the non-canonical Wnt receptor Frizzled 3 (Fzd3) is required for proper eye formation, however, the underlying mechanism is poorly understood. Here we demonstrate that loss of Fzd3 induces severe malformations of the developing eye and that this defect is phenocopied by loss of the activated leukocyte cell adhesion molecule (Alcam)...
April 17, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425867/chemokines-and-relevant-micrornas-in-the-atherogenic-process
#3
Dimitry A Chistiakov, Alexander N Orekhov, Yuri V Bobryshev
Chemokines play a significant role in initial and advanced steps of atherogenesis. In early steps, chemokines control the adhesion of leukocytes to endothelial cells (ECs) followed by transmigration of monocytes and their deposition in the intima where they differentiate to proinflammatory macrophages. Except proinflammatory activity, chemokines are responsible for homeostasis and homing of progenitor cells. Recently, microRNAs (miRs) were found to control expression and activity of chemokines in ECs, vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs), and macrophages at different steps of atherogenesis...
April 19, 2017: Mini Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422768/mechanisms-involved-in-secondary-cardiac-dysfunction-in-animal-models-of-trauma-and-haemorrhagic-shock
#4
Nick M Wilson, Johanna Wall, Veena Naganathar, Karim Brohi, Henry D De'Ath
Clinical evidence reveals the existence of a trauma induced secondary cardiac injury (TISCI) which is associated with poor patient outcomes. The mechanisms leading to TISCI in injured patients are uncertain. Conversely, animal models of trauma haemorrhage have repeatedly demonstrated significant cardiac dysfunction following injury, and highlighted mechanisms through which this might occur. The aim of this review was to provide an overview of the animal studies describing TISCI and its pathophysiology.Basic science models of trauma show evidence of innate immune system activation via Toll-Iike receptors (TLRs), the exact protagonists of which remain unclear...
April 18, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416010/the-effect-of-thymoquinone-coating-on-adhesive-properties-of-polypropylene-mesh
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Oktay Aydin, Kuzey Aydinuraz, Fatih Agalar, I Tayfun Sahiner, Canan Agalar, Cem Bayram, Emir Baki Denkbas, Pinar Atasoy
BACKGROUND: An incisional hernia is a common complication following abdominal surgery. Polypropylene mesh is frequently used in the repair of such defects and has nearly become the standard surgical treatment modality. Though they are very effective in reducing recurrence, mesh materials exhibit a strong stimulating effect for intraabdominal adhesion. The thymoquinone (TQ) extracted from Nigella sativa seeds has potential medical properties. TQ has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antibacterial properties...
April 17, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410150/platelet-toll-like-receptors-in-thromboinflammation
#6
Lina Paola D' Atri, Mirta Schattner
Besides their undiscussed role in hemostasis and thrombosis, platelets are also key effector cells capable of assisting and modulating inflammatory reactions and immune responses. Platelets play a sentinel role in immune surveillance by recognizing danger signals from pathogens and cell damage through the expression of toll-like receptors (TLRs) on its surface and internal compartments. Platelets express all 10 TLRs transcripts and its signalosome, including adaptor proteins and transcription factors. The activation of these receptors in platelets triggers hemostatic and inflammatory responses which participate in the host's response to bacterial and viral infections, linking thrombosis with infection and immunity...
June 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408624/activated-protein-c-inhibits-neutrophil-extracellular-trap-formation-in-vitro-and-activation-in-vivo
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Laura D Healy, Cristina Puy, José A Fernández, Annachiara Mitrugno, Ravi S Keshari, Nyiawung A Taku, Tiffany T Chu, Xiao Xu, András Gruber, Florea Lupu, John H Griffin, Owen J T McCarty
Activated protein C (APC) is a multi-functional serine protease with anticoagulant, cytoprotective, and anti-inflammatory activities. In addition to the cytoprotective effects of APC on endothelial cells, podocytes, and neurons, APC cleaves and detoxifies extracellular histones, a major component of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs). NETs promote pathogen clearance but also can lead to thrombosis; the pathways that negatively regulate NETosis are largely unknown. Thus, we studied whether APC is capable of directly inhibiting NETosis via receptor-mediated cell signaling mechanisms...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404538/haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-primary-immunodeficiency-patients-in-the-black-sea-region-of-turkey
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Alişan Yıldıran, Mehmet Halil Çeliksoy, Stephan Borte, Şükrü Nail Güner, Murat Elli, Tunç Fışgın, Emel Özyürek, Recep Sancak, Gönül Oğur
OBJECTIVE: Haematopoietic stem cell transplantation is a promising curative therapy for many combined primary immunodeficiencies and phagocytic disorders. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed paediatric cases that were diagnosed with primary immunodeficiencies and scheduled for haematopoietic stem cell transplantation. RESULTS: We identified 22 patients (median age, 6 months; age range, 1 month to 10 years) with various diagnoses who received haematopoietic stem cell transplantation...
April 13, 2017: Turkish Journal of Haematology: Official Journal of Turkish Society of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402962/regeneration-of-cervical-reserve-cell-like-cells-from-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-ipscs-a-new-approach-to-finding-targets-for-cervical-cancer-stem-cell-treatment
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Masakazu Sato, Kei Kawana, Katsuyuki Adachi, Asaha Fujimoto, Mitsuyo Yoshida, Hiroe Nakamura, Haruka Nishida, Tomoko Inoue, Ayumi Taguchi, Juri Ogishima, Satoko Eguchi, Aki Yamashita, Kensuke Tomio, Osamu Wada-Hiraike, Katsutoshi Oda, Takeshi Nagamatsu, Yutaka Osuga, Tomoyuki Fujii
Cervical reserve cells are epithelial progenitor cells that are pathologically evident as the origin of cervical cancer. Thus, investigating the characteristics of cervical reserve cells could yield insight into the features of cervical cancer stem cells (CSCs). In this study, we established a method for the regeneration of cervical reserve cell-like properties from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and named these cells induced reserve cell-like cells (iRCs). Approximately 70% of iRCs were positive for the reserve cell markers p63, CK5 and CK8...
April 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399143/sphingosine-1-phosphate-receptor-1-s1pr1-agonist-cym5442-inhibits-expression-of-intracellular-adhesion-molecule-1-icam1-in-endothelial-cells-infected-with-influenza-a-viruses
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Hao Jiang, Si-Mei Shen, Jie Yin, Peng-Peng Zhang, Yi Shi
BACKGROUND: Influenza A virus infection and its complications effect a large population worldwide. Endothelial cells are an important component in lung inflammation caused by influenza A virus infection. The roles of endothelial sphingosine 1-phophate receptor 1 (S1PR1) in the regulation of molecules involved in leukocyte recruitment during influenza A virus infection still remain unknown. In this report, we tested our hypothesis that S1PR1 agonist CYM5442 inhibits expression of intracellular adhesion molecules 1 (ICAM1) in endothelial cells infected with influenza A virus...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396443/plasma-fibronectin-stabilizes-borrelia-burgdorferi-endothelial-interactions-under-vascular-shear-stress-by-a-catch-bond-mechanism
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Alexandra F Niddam, Rhodaba Ebady, Anil Bansal, Anne Koehler, Boris Hinz, Tara J Moriarty
Bacterial dissemination via the cardiovascular system is the most common cause of infection mortality. A key step in dissemination is bacterial interaction with endothelia lining blood vessels, which is physically challenging because of the shear stress generated by blood flow. Association of host cells such as leukocytes and platelets with endothelia under vascular shear stress requires mechanically specialized interaction mechanisms, including force-strengthened catch bonds. However, the biomechanical mechanisms supporting vascular interactions of most bacterial pathogens are undefined...
April 10, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389621/fluid-shear-induced-cathepsin-b-release-in-the-control-of-mac1-dependent-neutrophil-adhesion
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Michael L Akenhead, Shunichi Fukuda, Geert W Schmid-Schönbein, Hainsworth Y Shin
There is compelling evidence that circulatory hemodynamics prevent neutrophil activation, including adhesion to microvessels, in the microcirculation. However, the underlying mechanism or mechanisms by which that mechanoregulation occurs remain unresolved. Here, we report evidence that exposure to fluid shear stress (FSS) promotes neutrophils to release cathepsin B (ctsB) and that this autocrine regulatory event is antiadhesive for neutrophils on endothelial surfaces through Mac1-selective regulation. We used a combined cell-engineering and immunocytochemistry approach to find that ctsB was capable of cleaving Mac1 integrins on neutrophils and demonstrated that this proteolysis alters their adhesive functions...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389503/the-purine-receptor-p2x7r-regulates-release-of-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-in-human-craniopharyngioma
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Jing Nie, Guanglong Huang, Shengze Deng, Yun Bao, Yawei Liu, Zhanpeng Feng, Chaohu Wang, Ming Chen, Songtao Qi, Jun Pan
Craniopharyngiomas (CPs) are usually benign, non-metastasizing embryonic malformations originating from the sellar area. They are, however, locally invasive and generate adherent interfaces with the surrounding brain parenchyma. Previous studies have shown the tumor microenvironment is characterized by a local abundance of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP), infiltration of leukocytes, and elevated levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines that are thought to be responsible, at least in part, for the local invasion. Here we examine whether ATP, via the P2X7R, participates in the regulation of cytokine expression in CPs...
April 7, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385296/17%C3%AE-estradiol-prevents-mesenteric-injury-induced-by-occlusion-of-the-proximal-descending-aorta-in-male-rats
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Paulo Thales Rocha de Sousa, Ana Cristina Breithaupt-Faloppa, Cristiano de Jesus Correia, Raif Restivo Simão, Sueli Gomes Ferreira, Alfredo Inácio Fiorelli, Luiz Felipe Pinho Moreira, Paulina Sannomiya
OBJECTIVE: In surgical aortic repair or cardiac surgery with aorta occlusion, the occurrence of mesenteric ischemia and bowel injury has been associated with higher short-term mortality. The vascular protection of estrogens has been investigated and is mainly mediated by increasing the availability of nitric oxide (NO). Therefore, this study investigated the role of 17β-estradiol on visceral ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury after descending aorta occlusion in male rats. METHODS: Mesenteric ischemia was induced in male Wistar rats by placing a 2F Fogarty arterial embolectomy catheter (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, Calif) in the descending aorta, which remained occluded for 15 minutes, followed by reperfusion for up to 2 hours...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377486/p2x7-deficiency-blocks-lesional-inflammasome-activity-and-ameliorates-atherosclerosis-in-mice
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Peter Stachon, Adrian Heidenreich, Julian Merz, Ingo Hilgendorf, Dennis Wolf, Florian Willecke, Sunaina von Garlen, Philipp Albrecht, Carmen Härdtner, Nicolas Ehrat, Natalie Hoppe, Jochen Reinöhl, Constantin von Zur Mühlen, Christoph Bode, Marco Idzko, Andreas Zirlik
Background -Extracellular ATP binds as a danger signal to purinergic receptor P2X7, promotes inflammasome assembly, and IL-1β expression. We hypothesized a functional role of the signal axis ATP - P2X7 in inflammasome activation and the chronic inflammation driving atherosclerosis. Methods -P2X7-competent and -deficient macrophages were isolated and stimulated with LPS, ATP, or both. To assess whether P2X7 may have a role in atherosclerosis, P2X7 expression was analyzed in aortic arches from LDLR(-/-) mice consuming high cholesterol diet (HCD) or chow diet...
April 4, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376564/adipogenic-differentiation-of-msc-alters-their-immunomodulatory-properties-in-a-tissue-specific-manner
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Hafsa Munir, Lewis S C Ward, Lozan Sheriff, Samuel Kemble, Saba Nayar, Francesca Barone, Gerard B Nash, Helen M McGettrick
Chronic inflammation is associated with formation of ectopic fat deposits that might represent damage-induced aberrant mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) differentiation. Such deposits are associated with increased levels of inflammatory infiltrate and poor prognosis. Here we tested the hypothesis that differentiation from MSC to adipocytes in inflamed tissue might contribute to chronicity through loss of immunomodulatory function. We assessed the effects of adipogenic differentiation of MSC from bone marrow or adipose tissue- on their capacity to regulate neutrophil recruitment by endothelial cells and compared the differentiated cells to primary adipocytes from adipose tissue...
April 4, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373746/cyanidin-3-o-glucoside-modulates-the-in-vitro-inflammatory-crosstalk-between-intestinal-epithelial-and-endothelial-cells
#17
Daniela Ferrari, Francesco Cimino, Deborah Fratantonio, Maria Sofia Molonia, Romina Bashllari, Rossana Busà, Antonella Saija, Antonio Speciale
Intestinal epithelium represents a protective physical barrier and actively contributes to the mucosal immune system. Polarized basolateral intestinal secretion of inflammatory mediators, followed by activation of NF-κB signaling and inflammatory pathways in endothelial cells, efficiently triggers extravasation of neutrophils from the vasculature, therefore contributing to the development and maintenance of intestinal inflammation. Proper regulation of NF-κB activation at the epithelial interface is crucial for the maintenance of physiological tissue homeostasis...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373149/immune-system-activation-in-the-pathogenesis-of-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome
#18
REVIEW
Zheng Chen, Gui-Quan Shen, Alexander Lerner, Bo Gao
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a clinical-radiological syndrome characterized by a variable combination of headaches, seizures, altered mental status, visual impairment, focal neurological signs and symmetric vasogenic edema in bilateral posterior cerebral circulation territory. The pathogenesis of PRES is still controversial. Most of the clinical conditions associated with PRES involve a systemic toxicity response in the entire organism with activation of the cells of the immune system and cytokines...
March 31, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368383/oncostatin-m-drives-intestinal-inflammation-and-predicts-response-to-tumor-necrosis-factor-neutralizing-therapy-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#19
Nathaniel R West, Ahmed N Hegazy, Benjamin M J Owens, Samuel J Bullers, Bryan Linggi, Sofia Buonocore, Margherita Coccia, Dieter Görtz, Sébastien This, Krista Stockenhuber, Johanna Pott, Matthias Friedrich, Grigory Ryzhakov, Frédéric Baribaud, Carrie Brodmerkel, Constanze Cieluch, Nahid Rahman, Gerhard Müller-Newen, Raymond J Owens, Anja A Kühl, Kevin J Maloy, Scott E Plevy, Satish Keshav, Simon P L Travis, Fiona Powrie
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), including Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), are complex chronic inflammatory conditions of the gastrointestinal tract that are driven by perturbed cytokine pathways. Anti-tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF) antibodies are mainstay therapies for IBD. However, up to 40% of patients are nonresponsive to anti-TNF agents, which makes the identification of alternative therapeutic targets a priority. Here we show that, relative to healthy controls, inflamed intestinal tissues from patients with IBD express high amounts of the cytokine oncostatin M (OSM) and its receptor (OSMR), which correlate closely with histopathological disease severity...
April 3, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365565/bilirubin-prevents-atherosclerotic-lesion-formation-in-low-density-lipoprotein-receptor-deficient-mice-by-inhibiting-endothelial-vcam-1-and-icam-1-signaling
#20
Megan E Vogel, Gila Idelman, Eddy S Konaniah, Stephen D Zucker
BACKGROUND: Numerous epidemiological studies support an inverse association between serum bilirubin levels and the incidence of cardiovascular disease; however, the mechanism(s) by which bilirubin may protect against atherosclerosis is undefined. The goals of the present investigations were to assess the ability of bilirubin to prevent atherosclerotic plaque formation in low-density lipoprotein receptor-deficient (Ldlr(-/-) ) mice and elucidate the molecular processes underlying this effect...
April 1, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
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