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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141376/-clinical-significance-of-acute-gastrointestinal-injury-grades-in-inflammatory-response-of-critically-ill-patients
#1
J Wang, Y L Gao, W W Yu, Y H Xia, Y Z Sun
Objective: To explore the value of acute gastrointestinal injury (AGI) grades in inflammatory response of critically ill patients. Methods: Ptients with AGI severity from Ⅰ to Ⅳ were randomly selected(20 for each)from July 2014 to June 2015 in ICU of Yantai Yuhuangding Hospital. The expression of NF-κB were detected by immunofluorescence. The expression of TNF-α and IL-6 were detected by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Procalcitonin (PCT) and C reactive protein (CRP) were measured. Statistical analysis was carried out...
November 14, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141313/-tocilizumab-for-refractory-systemic-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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J M Lai, F Q Wu, Z X Zhou, M Kang, X L Huang, G X Su, S N Li, J Zhu, X N Wang
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and side effects of tocilizumab for the treatment of systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Method: In this prospective self case-control study, the children diagnosed with refractory systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis admitted to Department of Rheumatism and Immunology of Children's Hospital Affiliated to Capital Institute of Pediatrics from December 2013 to June 2016 were enrolled and information before and after treatment of tocilizumab was analyzed. The tocilizumab was introvenously guttae in a dose of 8-12 mg/kg every 2 weeks...
November 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141186/hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-ameliorates-pathophysiology-of-3xtg-ad-mouse-model-by-attenuating-neuroinflammation
#3
Ronit Shapira, Beka Solomon, Shai Efrati, Dan Frenkel, Uri Ashery
There is a real need for new interventions for Alzheimer's disease (AD). Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), the medical administration of 100% oxygen at conditions greater than 1 atmosphere absolute, has been used successfully to treat several neurological conditions, but its effects on AD pathology have never been thoroughly examined. Therefore, we exposed old triple-transgenic (3xTg) and non-transgenic mice to HBOT followed by behavioral, histological, and biochemical analyses. HBOT attenuated neuroinflammatory processes by reducing astrogliosis, microgliosis, and the secretion of proinflammatory cytokines (IL-1β and TNFα) and increasing expression of scavenger receptor A, arginase1, and antiinflammatory cytokines (IL-4 and IL-10)...
October 20, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141105/the-feasibility-of-intraperitoneal-placenta-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cell-injection-in-stomachs-of-diabetic-mice
#4
Jong Min Park, Sang Hwan Lee, Kwang Il Kim, Won Hee Kim, Joo Young Cho, Ki Baik Hahm, Sung Pyo Hong
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Diabetic gastropathy is associated with loss of Interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs) and autonomic neuropathy. Effective management for diabetic gastropathy is still unavailable. This study was aimed to confirm the pathogenetic changes in diabetic gastropathy and to examine the effect of treatment with placental derived mesenchymal stem cells (PDMSCs) in stomachs of animal models. METHODS: Fourteen NOD/ShiLtJ mice of 8 weeks were bled until week 30...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140923/il-4-mediates-the-analgesia-produced-by-low-intensity-exercise-in-mice-with-neuropathic-pain
#5
Franciane Bobinski, Juliana Maia Teixeira, Kathleen Anne Sluka, Adair Roberto Soares Santos
Peripheral nerve injury (PNI) activates the immune system resulting in increased pro-inflammatory cytokines at the site of injury and in the spinal cord dorsal horn. Exercise modulates the immune system promoting an anti-inflammatory phenotype of macrophages in uninjured muscle, and increases in anti-inflammatory cytokines can promote healing and analgesia. We proposed that PNI will decrease, and treadmill exercise will increase, release of anti-inflammatory cytokines at the site of injury and in the spinal cord...
November 13, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140706/a-galactosylated-pro-drug-of-ursodeoxycholic-acid-design-synthesis-characterization-and-pharmacological-effects-in-a-rat-model-of-estrogen-induced-cholestasis
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Francesca Di Guida, Claudio Pirozzi, Salvatore Magliocca, Anna Santoro, Adriano Lama, Roberto Russo, Maria Nieddu, Lucia Burrai, Gianpiero Boatto, Maria Pina Mollica, Federica Sodano, Loretta Lazzarato, Konstantin Chegaev, Rosaria Meli, Giuseppina Mattace Raso, Maria Grazia Rimoli
Ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) is considered the first-choice therapy for cholestatic disorders. To enhance solubility and exploit specific transporters in liver, we synthesized a new galactosyl pro-drug of UDCA (UDCAgal). Ethinylestradiol (EE)-induced cholestasis was used to study and compare the effects of UDCAgal with UDCA on bile flow, hepatic canalicular efflux transporter expression, and inflammation. UDCAgal resulted quite stable both at pH 7.4 and 1.2 and regenerated the parent drug after incubation in human plasma...
November 15, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140452/mechanical-ventilation-induces-il-4-secretion-in-lungs-and-reduces-the-phagocytic-capacity-of-lung-macrophages
#7
Kenny Bielen, Bart 's Jongers, Jan Boddaert, Christine Lammens, Philippe G Jorens, Surbhi Malhotra-Kumar, Herman Goossens, Samir Kumar-Singh
Patients receiving mechanical ventilation are at risk of developing ventilator-associated pneumonia. Here, we show that clinically utilized ventilation protocols in rat with 5 or 8 mL/kg tidal volumes cause increased IL-4 expression, lowered ratio of TH1:TH2 transcriptional factors (Tbet:Gata3) and increased arginase1-positive (Arg1+) macrophages and eosinophils in lungs. Macrophages from ventilated lungs had reduced ex vivo capacity towards phagocytosing bacteria. Ventilated animals, when further challenged with bacterial pneumonia, continued to show persistence of Arg1+ M2 macrophages as well as an increased bacterial burden compared to spontaneously breathing animals receiving the same bacterial dose...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140406/smad3-stat3-crosstalk-in-pathophysiological-contexts
#8
Yuka Itoh, Masao Saitoh, Keiji Miyazawa
Smad3 and STAT3 are intracellular molecules that transmit signals from plasma membrane receptors to the nucleus. Smad3 operates downstream of growth/differentiation factors that utilize activin receptor-like kinase (ALK)-4, 5, or 7, such as transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β), activin, and myostatin. STAT3 principally functions downstream of cytokines that exert their effects via gp130 and Janus family kinases, including interleukin-6 (IL-6), leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF), and oncostatin M. Accumulating evidence indicates that Smad3 and STAT3 engage in crosstalk in a highly context-dependent fashion, cooperating in some conditions while acting antagonistically each other in others...
November 13, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140241/direct-biomarkers-of-microbial-translocation-correlate-with-immune-activation-in-adult-zambians-with-environmental-enteropathy-and-hepatosplenic-schistosomiasis
#9
Patrick Kaonga, Evans Kaimoyo, Ellen Besa, Kanekwa Zyambo, Edford Sinkala, Paul Kelly
Microbial translocation is a poorly understood consequence of several disorders such as environmental enteropathy (EE) and hepatosplenic schistosomiasis (HSS). Herein, we compared biomarkers of microbial origin and immune activation in adults with these disorders and in healthy controls. A cross-sectional study was conducted in participants with EE recruited from Misisi compound, Lusaka, Zambia; HSS patients and healthy controls from the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka. Plasma lipopolysaccharides (LPSs) was measured by limulus amoebocyte lysate assay, plasma 16S ribosomal RNA (16S rRNA) gene copy number was quantified by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction, Toll-like receptor ligand (TLRL) activity by QUANTI-Blue detection medium, and cytokines from cell culture supernatant by Cytometric Bead Array...
November 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140228/co-factor-independent-phosphoglycerate-mutase-of-leishmania-donovani-modulates-macrophage-signalling-and-promotes-t-cell-repertoires-bearing-epitopes-for-both-mhc-i-and-mhc-ii
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Manish K Singh, Fauzia Jamal, Amit K Dubey, Pushkar Shivam, Sarita Kumari, Pushpanjali, Ghufran Ahmed, Manas R Dikhit, S Narayan, V N R DAS, Krishna Pandey, K K Sinha, P DAS, Shubhankar K Singh
Immunoactivation depends upon the antigen potential to modulate T-cell repertoires. The present study has enumerated the effect of 61 kDa recombinant Leishmania donovani co-factor-independent phosphoglycerate mutase (rLd-iPGAM) on mononuclear cells of healthy and treated visceral leishmaniasis subjects as well as on THP-1 cell line. rLd-iPGAM stimulation induced higher expression of interleukin-1β (IL-1β) in the phagocytic cell, its receptor and CD69 on T-cell subsets. These cellular activations resulted in upregulation of host-protective cytokines IL-2, IL-12, IL-17, tumour necrosis factor-α and interferon-γ, and downregulation of IL-4, IL-10 and tumour growth factor-β...
November 15, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138827/gambogic-acid-inhibits-spinal-cord-injury-and-inflammation-through-suppressing-the-p38-and-akt-signaling-pathways
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Qiao Fu, Chaojian Li, Lehua Yu
Gamboge is the dry resin secreted by Garcinia hanburyi Hook.f, with the function of promoting blood circulation, detoxification, hemostasis and killing insects, used for the treatment of cancer, brain edema and other diseases. Gambogic acid is the main effective constituent of Gamboge. The present study investigated the protective effects of gambogic acid on spinal cord injury (SCI) and its anti‑inflammatory mechanism in an SCI model in vivo. Basso, Beattie and Bresnahan (BBB) testing was used to detect the protective effects of gambogic acid on nerve function of SCI rats...
November 10, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138487/associations-between-th17-related-inflammatory-cytokines-and-asthma-in-adults-a-case-control-study
#12
Ting Zhou, Xiji Huang, Yun Zhou, Jixuan Ma, Min Zhou, Yuewei Liu, Lili Xiao, Jing Yuan, Jungang Xie, Weihong Chen
Chronic airway inflammation is recognized as an essential process in the pathogenesis of asthma. Cytokine profiles derived from immune and inflammation cells such as T-helper (Th) cells, eosinophilia and neutrophilia are not limited to the Th2 type in asthma. However, little is understood about associations between Th2-low inflammatory cytokine profiles and risk of asthma in adults. A case-control study of 910 adult asthma and 881 healthy controls was conducted. Inflammatory cytokines screening was undertaken by high-throughput protein microarray technology, and Th17-related inflammatory cytokines (IL17A, IL-9, adipsin and CCL11) were finally selected...
November 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138398/characterization-of-macrophages-from-schizophrenia-patients
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Paul R Ormel, Hans C van Mierlo, Manja Litjens, Miriam E van Strien, Elly M Hol, René S Kahn, Lot D de Witte
Genetic, epidemiological and post mortem studies have described an association between schizophrenia (SCZ) and the immune system. Microglia, the tissue-resident macrophages of the brain, not only play an essential role in inflammatory processes, but also in neurodevelopment and synapse refinement. It has therefore been hypothesized that aberrant functioning of these myeloid immune cells is involved in SCZ pathogenesis. Until now cellular research into the role of myeloid cells in SCZ has been limited to monocytes and functional assays are lacking...
November 14, 2017: NPJ Schizophrenia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138085/in-silico-design-cloning-expression-and-immunologic-evaluation-of-ed-fusion-protein-of-nt-h-influenzae
#14
Ava Behrouzi, Saeid Bouzari, Mana Oloomi, Abolfaz Fateh, Farzam Vaziri, Parviz Afrough, Amir Amanzadeh, Seyed Davar Siadat
Infections due to nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) are important causes of child mortality throughout the world. Given the lack of effective vaccines for these strains and the spread and prevalence of these infections in the world, it is necessary to design novel vaccine candidates against these strains. D and E proteins are conserved membrane-specific lipoproteins among encapsulated and non-encapsulated H. influenza strains, which, according to the exposure surface and conservation degree between both strains, can be considered as vaccine candidates suitable for studies...
November 11, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138084/determination-immunogenic-property-of-truncated-mrph-flic-as-a-vaccine-candidate-against-urinary-tract-infections-caused-by-proteus-mirabilis
#15
Zakaria Bameri, Mohammad Reza Asadi Karam, Mehri Habibi, Parastoo Ehsani, Saeid Bouzari
Proteus mirabilis is common cause of urinary tract infections (UTIs) especially in complicated UTIs which are resistant to antibiotic therapy, Consequently, an ideal vaccine is inevitably required. The N-terminal domain of MrpH (Truncated form of MrpH) lies between the most critical antigens of P. mirabilis to consider as vaccine candidate. FliC of Salmonella typhimurium induces several pathways of immunity system, which leads to produce antibody and cytokines. In this study, adjuvant properties of FliC and efficacy of truncated MrpH as important antigen, in tMrpH...
November 11, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137877/immune-analysis-of-radium-223-in-patients-with-metastatic-prostate-cancer
#16
Joseph W Kim, Min Sun Shin, Youna Kang, Insoo Kang, Daniel P Petrylak
BACKGROUND: Radium223 (Ra223) delivers high-energy radiation to osteoblastic metastasis of prostate cancer, resulting in irreparable double-stranded DNA damage. The effects of Ra223 on CD8+ T cell subsets in patients with prostate cancer is unknown. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fifteen men with metastatic prostate cancer with clinical indication for Ra223 without any autoimmune or immune deficiency conditions were enrolled. Patients received a course of Ra223 50 kBq/kg...
October 24, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137628/hypertonic-saline-for-prevention-of-delirium-in-geriatric-patients-who-underwent-hip-surgery
#17
Xi Xin, Fei Xin, Xuguang Chen, Qi Zhang, Yanan Li, Shuping Huo, Chongfu Chang, Qiujun Wang
BACKGROUND: Postoperative delirium (POD) is a common disorder in the elderly patients, and neuroinflammation is the possible underlying mechanism. This study is designed to determine whether or not hypertonic saline (HS) pre-injection can alleviate POD in aged patients. METHODS: This prospective study recruited 120 geriatric patients who underwent hip surgery. The patients were randomly divided into two groups: control group (NS group) and HS group. Patients in the NS group were pre-injected with 4 mL/kg isotonic saline, and those in the HS group were pre-injected with 4 mL/kg 7...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137441/aberrations-in-circulating-inflammatory-cytokine-levels-in-patients-with-down-syndrome-a-meta-analysis
#18
Yan Zhang, Meng Che, Jing Yuan, Yun Yu, Chang Cao, Xiao-Yan Qin, Yong Cheng
Evidence suggests that immune system alterations in Down syndrome (DS) may be early events that drive neuropathological and cognitive changes of Alzheimer's disease. The primary objective of this meta-analysis was to investigate whether there is an abnormal cytokine profile in DS patients when compared with healthy control (HC) subjects. A systematic search of Pubmed and Web of Science identified 19 studies with 957 DS patients and 541 HC subjects for this meta-analysis. Random effects meta-analysis demonstrated that patients with DS had significantly increased circulating tumor necrosis factor-α (Hedges' g = 1...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137271/environmental-conditions-differentially-affect-neurobehavioral-outcomes-in-a-mouse-model-of-sepsis-associated-encephalopathy
#19
Mu-Huo Ji, Hui Tang, Dan Luo, Li-Li Qiu, Min Jia, Hong-Mei Yuan, Shan-Wu Feng, Jian-Jun Yang
Brain dysfunction remains a common complication after sepsis development and is an independent risk factor for a poorer prognosis and an increased mortality. Here we tested the hypothesis that the behavioral outcomes after lipopolysaccharides (LPS) administration are exacerbated by an impoverished environment (IE) and alleviated by an enriched environment (EE), respectively. Mice were randomly allocated in a standard environment (SE), an EE, or an IE for 4 weeks after LPS or normal saline (NS) administration...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137245/associations-between-polymorphisms-in-the-il-4-gene-and-renal-cell-carcinoma-in-chinese-han-population
#20
Hao Rong, Xue He, Li Wang, Yongjun He, Longli Kang, Tianbo Jin
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is considered to be a kind of cytokine reactive tumor. The research has been suggested that the host immune system can regulate the clinical course of RCC. Therefore, cytokine gene polymorphisms in RCC patients were analyzed was necessary. Our study is purpose to analyzing the interleukin-4(IL-4) polymorphisms associated with RCC risk from Han Chinese population. IL-4 genetic polymorphisms were genotyped using Massarray technology from a total of 291RCC and 463 controls. Unconditional logistic regression analysis was performed to analyze their relationship with risk of RCC...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
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