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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340200/cytokines-profile-in-immunocompetent-mice-during-trichosporon-asahii-infection
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Alexandra M Montoya, Gloria M González, Azalia M Martinez-Castilla, Sonia A Aguilar, Moises A Franco-Molina, Erika Coronado-Cerda, Adrián G Rosas-Taraco
Trichosporon asahii is an opportunistic yeastlike fungus commonly associated with systemic infections in immunocompromised patients. Neutropenia is recognized as the main risk factor in infections by T. asahii; however, little is known about the cytokine response during trichosporonosis. Here, we evaluated systemic and local cytokine production and histological damage in immunocompetent mice during systemic infection with T. asahii. We found a significant increased presence of G-CSF, TNF-α, IFN-γ, and IL-6 in sera samples...
March 15, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340154/irradiation-strongly-reduces-tumorigenesis-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
#2
Shoki Inui, Kazumasa Minami, Emiko Ito, Hiromasa Imaizumi, Seiji Mori, Masahiko Koizumi, Satsuki Fukushima, Shigeru Miyagawa, Yoshiki Sawa, Nariaki Matsuura
Induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells have demonstrated they can undergo self-renewal, attain pluripotency, and differentiate into various types of functional cells. In clinical transplantation of iPS cells, however, a major problem is the prevention of tumorigenesis. We speculated that tumor formation could be inhibited by means of irradiation. Since the main purpose of this study was to explore the prevention of tumor formation in human iPS (hiPS) cells, we tested the effects of irradiation on tumor-associated factors such as radiosensitivity, pluripotency and cell death in hiPS cells...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339910/rituximab-and-hepatitis-b-reactivation-in-hbsag-negative-anti-hbc-positive-kidney-transplant-recipients
#3
Juhan Lee, Jun Yong Park, Kyu Ha Huh, Beom Seok Kim, Myoung Soo Kim, Soon Il Kim, Hoon Sang Ahn, Yu Seun Kim
Background.: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation is a well-known complication of immunosuppressive therapy. Although rituximab is increasingly used for desensitization of ABO-incompatible or positive crossmatch kidney transplantation, the risk of HBV reactivation in hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)-negative/hepatitis B core antibody (anti-HBc)-positive kidney transplant patients receiving rituximab desensitization remains undetermined. Methods.: We analysed 172 resolved HBV patients who underwent living donor kidney transplantation between 2008 and 2014...
February 23, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339707/selection-for-pro-inflammatory-mediators-produces-chickens-more-resistant-to-campylobacter-jejuni
#4
C L Swaggerty, I Y Pevzner, H He, K J Genovese, M H Kogut
Campylobacter spp. are the second leading cause of bacterial-induced foodborne illnesses with an estimated economic burden of nearly $2B USD per year. Most human illness associated with campylobacteriosis is due to infection by C. jejuni and chickens are recognized as a reservoir that could lead to foodborne illness in humans resulting from handling or consuming raw or undercooked chicken. We recently developed a novel breeding strategy based on identification and selection of chickens with an inherently high and low phenotype of pro-inflammatory mediators including IL-6, CXCLi2, and CCLi2, hereafter referred to as the high and low lines, respectively...
February 22, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339124/gliadin-reactive-t-cells-in-italian-children-from-preventcd-cohort-at-high-risk-for-celiac-disease
#5
Alessandra Camarca, Renata Auricchio, Stefania Picascia, Olga Fierro, Mariantonia Maglio, Erasmo Miele, Basilio Malamisura, Luigi Greco, Riccardo Troncone, Carmen Gianfrani
BACKGROUND: Newborns at high risk for celiac disease (CD) were recruited in Italy in the context of the PreventCD Study and closely monitored for CD, from 4 months up to a mean age of 8 years at follow-up. The aim of our study was to investigate intestinal T cell reactivity to gliadin at the first clinical and/or serological signs of CD. METHODS: Gliadin-reactive T cell lines were generated from intestinal biopsies of 19 HLA-DQ2 or HLA-DQ8 positive children. At biopsy, 11 children had a diagnosis of acute CD, two of potential CD, and six were non-celiac controls...
March 24, 2017: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339054/overexpression-of-tim-3-reduces-helicobacter-pylori-associated-inflammation-through-tlr4-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-in%C3%A2-vitro
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Fucai Wang, Zhirong Mao, Dongsheng Liu, Jing Yu, Youhua Wang, Wen Ye, Dongjia Lin, Nanjin Zhou, Yong Xie
The present study aimed to investigate the interaction between T-cell immunoglobulin and mucin-domain-containing molecule-3 (Tim-3) and Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4)/nuclear factor κB (NF‑κB) signaling in Helicobacter pylori-infected RAW264.7 macrophage cells. RAW264.7 cells were co‑cultured with H. pylori SS1 at different bacteria/cell ratios, and subsequently the mRNA expression of Tim‑3, TLR4, and myeloid differentiation factor 88 (MyD88) was measured by reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT‑qPCR)...
March 21, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338993/dihydrocelastrol-inhibits-multiple-myeloma-cell-proliferation-and-promotes-apoptosis-through-erk1-2-and-il-6-stat3-pathways-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Liangning Hu, Huiqun Wu, Bo Li, Dongliang Song, Guang Yang, Gege Chen, Bingqian Xie, Zhijian Xu, Yong Zhang, Dandan Yu, Jun Hou, Wenqin Xiao, Xi Sun, Gaomei Chang, Yiwen Zhang, Lu Gao, Bojie Dai, Yi Tao, Jumei Shi, Weiliang Zhu
Multiple myeloma (MM) is the second most frequent malignant hematological disease. Dihydrocelastrol (DHCE) is synthesized by hydrogenated celastrol, a treterpene isolated from Chinese medicinal plant Tripterygium regelii. In this study, we first reported the anti-tumor activity of DHCE on MM cells. We found that DHCE could inhibit cell proliferation and promote apoptosis through caspase-dependent way in vitro. In addition, DHCE could inactivate the expression of interleukin (IL)-6 and downregulate the phosphorylation of extracellular regulated protein kinases (ERK1/2) and the signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) in MM...
March 17, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338954/meta-analysis-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-cytokine-and-tryptophan-catabolite-alterations-in-psychiatric-patients-comparisons-between-schizophrenia-bipolar-disorder-and-depression
#8
Alexandre K Wang, Brian J Miller
INTRODUCTION: Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder (MDD) have all been associated with immune system dysfunction, including aberrant cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) levels of cytokines and tryptophan catabolites; however, the pattern of alterations has not been compared across disorders. We performed a meta-analysis of CSF cytokine and tryptophan catabolites in patients with these major psychiatric disorders. METHODS: Articles were identified by searching Pub Med, PsycInfo, and Web of Science, and the reference lists of these studies...
March 17, 2017: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338814/korean-pediatric-and-adult-head-computational-phantoms-and-application-to-photon-specific-absorbed-fractions-calculations
#9
Daphnée Villoing, Dayton McMillan, Kwang Pyo Kim, Il Park, Ae-Kyoung Lee, Hyung-do Choi, Choonsik Lee
In recent decades, applications of single photon emission computed tomography and positron emission tomography in clinical neuroimaging have markedly increased. In this study, we developed a series of Korean computational head phantoms with detailed cranial substructures for 6-, 9-, 12- and 15-year-old children and adult by non-uniformly adjusting a template head phantom to match the Korean standard head dimensions. The Korean head phantoms were coupled with a Monte Carlo transport code to calculate age-dependent specific absorbed fraction (SAF) for the combination of 10 source and target regions and mono-energetic photons ranging from 0...
February 23, 2017: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338179/effect-of-dexmedetomidine-on-immune-function-of-patients-undergoing-radical-mastectomy-a-double-blind-and-placebo-control-study
#10
X-H Yang, Q Bai, M-M Lv, H-G Fu, T-L Dong, Z Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To observe and evaluate the effect of dexmedetomidine on the perioperative immune function of patients undergoing a radical mastectomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 124 patients undergoing radical mastectomy were divided into the observation group (treated with dexmedetomidine) and the control group (treated with saline) by randomized digital table and double blinded and randomized design. 10 min before anesthesia induction, the patients in the observation group were injected with dexmedetomidine 0...
March 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337956/acute-renal-graft-versus-host-disease-in-a-murine-model-of-allogeneic-bone-marrow-transplantation
#11
Peter M Schmid, Abdellatif Bouazzaoui, Karin Schmid, Christoph Birner, Christian Schach, Lars S Maier, Ernst Holler, Dierk H Endemann
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a very common complication after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT) and associated with poor prognosis. Generally kidneys are assumed to be no direct target of Graft-versus-Host Disease (GvHD), and renal impairment is often attributed to several other factors occurring in the early phase after BMT. Our study aimed to prove the existence of renal GvHD in a fully MHC-mismatched model of BALB/c mice conditioned and transplanted according to two different intensity protocols...
March 23, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337639/the-impact-of-mangiferin-from-belamcanda-chinensis-on-experimental-colitis-in-rats
#12
Marta Szandruk, Anna Merwid-Ląd, Adam Szeląg
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) [including Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC)] constitutes an important clinical problem. The pathogenesis of IBD remains unclear. It is believed that immune dysfunction, inflammatory mediators and oxidative damage play crucial roles in development of IBD. The condition is clinically associated with symptoms ranging from mild to severe during relapses, depending on the affected segment of the gastrointestinal tract. Bloody diarrhea with mucus, abdominal pain, weight loss and anemia are initial symptoms of both CD and UC...
March 24, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337420/effect-of-frontal-facial-type-and-sex-on-preferred-chin-projection
#13
Jin-Young Choi, Taeyun Kim, Hyung-Mo Kim, Sang-Hoon Lee, Il-Sik Cho, Seung-Hak Baek
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of frontal facial type (FFT) and sex on preferred chin projection (CP) in three-dimensional (3D) facial images. METHODS: Six 3D facial images were acquired using a 3D facial scanner (euryprosopic [Eury-FFT], mesoprosopic [Meso-FFT], and leptoprosopic [Lepto-FFT] for each sex). After normal CP in each 3D facial image was set to 10° of the facial profile angle (glabella-subnasale-pogonion), CPs were morphed by gradations of 2° from normal (moderately protrusive [6°], slightly protrusive [8°], slightly retrusive [12°], and moderately retrusive [14°])...
March 2017: Korean Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337387/pro-and-anti-inflammatory-cytokines-in-children-with-malaria-in-franceville-gabon
#14
Sandrine Lydie Oyegue-Liabagui, Aline Gaëlle Bouopda-Tuedom, Lady Charlène Kouna, Sydney Maghendji-Nzondo, Herman Nzoughe, Nina Tchitoula-Makaya, Irene Pegha-Moukandja, Jean-Bernard Lekana-Douki
Severe Plasmodium falciparum malaria anemia (SMA) is a major cause of mortality in pediatric wards. Variations in inflammatory mediator production play an essential role in disease outcomes. Indeed, several studies have shown the involvement of pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines such as IFN-γ, IL-6, TNF-α and IL-10 in malaria immunopathology. In other hand the exact role of Th17 cytokines such as IL-17, IL-22 and IL-21 in malaria remains poorly documented. Here, we investigated IFN-γ, TNF-α, IL-6, IL-12, IL-10, IL-4, IL-13, IL-17, IL-22 and IL-21 circulating levels and their association with malaria anemia and parasitemia in Gabonese children...
2017: American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337358/gastric-cancer-and-angiogenesis-is-vegf-a-useful-biomarker-to-assess-progression-and-remission
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Filipa Macedo, Kátia Ladeira, Adhemar Longatto-Filho, Sandra F Martins
Gastric cancer (GC) has high mortality owing to its aggressive nature. Tumor angiogenesis plays an essential role in the growth, invasion, and metastatic spread of GC. The aim of this work was to review the angiogenic biomarkers related to the behavior of GC, documented in the literature. A search of the PubMed database was conducted with the MeSH terms: "Stomach neoplasms/blood [MeSH] or stomach neoplasms/blood supply [MeSH] and angiogenic proteins/blood [Major]". A total of 30 articles were initially collected, and 4 were subsequently excluded...
March 2017: Journal of Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337225/bufei-huoxue-capsule-attenuates-pm2-5-induced-pulmonary-inflammation-in-mice
#16
Yue Jing, Hongchun Zhang, Zhe Cai, Yukun Zhao, Ye Wu, Xuan Zheng, Ying Liu, Yuying Qin, Mingjie Gu, Jin Jin
Atmospheric fine particulate matter 2.5 (PM 2.5) may carry many toxic substances on its surface and this may pose a public health threat. Epidemiological research indicates that cumulative ambient PM2.5 is correlated to morbidity and mortality due to pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Mitigating the toxic effects of PM2.5 is therefore highly desired. Bufei Huoxue (BFHX) capsules have been used in China to treat pulmonary heart disease (cor pulmonale). Thus, we assessed the effects of BFHX capsules on PM2...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336871/magnetic-nanovectors-for-the-development-of-dna-blood-stage-malaria-vaccines
#17
Fatin M Nawwab Al-Deen, Sue D Xiang, Charles Ma, Kirsty Wilson, Ross L Coppel, Cordelia Selomulya, Magdalena Plebanski
DNA vaccines offer cost, flexibility, and stability advantages, but administered alone have limited immunogenicity. Previously, we identified optimal configurations of magnetic vectors comprising superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs), polyethylenimine (PEI), and hyaluronic acid (HA) to deliver malaria DNA encoding Plasmodium yoelii (Py) merozoite surface protein MSP119 (SPIONs/PEI/DNA + HA gene complex) to dendritic cells and transfect them with high efficiency in vitro. Herein, we evaluate their immunogenicity in vivo by administering these potential vaccine complexes into BALB/c mice...
February 10, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336811/the-circadian-protein-bmal1-in-myeloid-cells-is-a-negative-regulator-of-allergic-asthma
#18
Zbigniew Zaslona, Sarah Case, James O Early, Stephen J Lalor, Rachel M McLoughlin, Anne M Curtis, Luke A O'Neill
Our body clock drives rhythms in the expression of genes that have a 24-hour periodicity. BMAL1 is a transcription factor, which is a crucial component in the molecular clock. A number of physiological processes, including immune function are modulated by the circadian clock. Asthma is of particular relevance to the area of circadian control of immunity, since it is a disease with very strong clinical evidence demonstrating regulation by circadian variation. Airway hypersensitivity and asthma attacks are more common at night in humans...
March 23, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336494/minocycline-reduces-inflammatory-parameters-in-the-brain-structures-and-serum-and-reverses-memory-impairment-caused-by-the-administration-of-amyloid-%C3%AE-1-42-in-mice
#19
Michelle Lima Garcez, Francielle Mina, Tatiani Bellettini-Santos, Franciellen Gonçalves Carneiro, Aline Pereira da Luz, Gustavo Luis Schiavo, Matheus Scopel Andrighetti, Maylton Grégori Scheid, Renan Pereira Bolfe, Josiane Budni
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder and the most common type of age-related dementia. Cognitive decline, beta-amyloid (Aβ) accumulation, neurofibrillary tangles, and neuroinflammation are the main pathophysiological characteristics of AD. Minocycline is a tetracycline derivative with anti-inflammatory properties that has a neuroprotective effect. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of minocycline on memory, neurotrophins and neuroinflammation in an animal model of AD induced by the administration of Aβ (1-42) oligomer...
March 20, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336234/ubiquitin-specific-protease-4-usp4-suppresses-myoblast-differentiation-by-down-regulating-myod-activity-in-a-catalytic-independent-manner
#20
Sun-Il Yun, Kyeong Kyu Kim
For myotube formation, proliferation and differentiation of myoblasts must be tightly regulated by various myogenic regulatory factors (MRFs) such as MyoD, myogenic factor 5 (Myf5), myogenin, and muscle-specific regulatory factor 4 (MRF4). However, it is not clear how the expression or activity of these MRFs is controlled during myogenesis. In this study, we identified ubiquitin-specific protease 4 (USP4), one of deubiquitinating enzymes, as a suppressor of MRFs by demonstrating that a knockdown of USP4 enhances myogenesis by controlling MyoD and the level of myogenesis marker proteins in C2C12 cells...
March 20, 2017: Cellular Signalling
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