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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412469/earliest-phases-of-chondrogenesis-are-dependent-upon-angiogenesis-during-ectopic-bone-formation-in-mice
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Beth Bragdon, Stephanie Lam, Sherif Aly, Alexandra Femia, Abigail Clark, Amira Hussein, Elise F Morgan, Louis C Gerstenfeld
Endochondral ossification is the process where cartilage forms prior to ossification and in which new bone forms during both fracture healing and ectopic bone formation. Transitioning to ossification is a highly coordinated process between hypertrophic chondrocytes, vascular endothelial cells, osteoblasts and osteoclasts. A critical biological process that is central to the interactions of these various cell types is angiogenesis. Although it is well established that angiogenesis is crucial for fracture repair, less is known pertaining to the role of angiogenesis in ectopic bone formation...
April 12, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400721/mir-384-regulates-the-th17-treg-ratio-during-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-pathogenesis
#2
Xuebin Qu, Jingjing Han, Ying Zhang, Yuanyuan Wang, Jun Zhou, Hongbin Fan, Ruiqin Yao
Specific miRNAs are involved in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS), during which IL-17-producing CD4(+) T helper (Th17) cells accumulate in the central nervous system (CNS). In this study, we identified levels of miR-384 as significantly increased in mice with experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), an animal model of MS. Over-expression of miR-384 in vivo led to severe EAE, characterized by exacerbated demyelination, and increased inflammatory cell infiltration of the spinal cord; inhibition of miR-384 reversed these changes...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400678/key-role-of-stat4-deficiency-in-the-hematopoietic-compartment-in-insulin-resistance-and-adipose-tissue-inflammation
#3
Anca D Dobrian, Kaiwen Ma, Lindsey M Glenn, Margaret A Hatcher, Bronson A Haynes, Eric J Lehrer, Mark H Kaplan, Jerry L Nadler
Visceral adipose tissue (AT) inflammation is linked to the complications of obesity, including insulin resistance (IR) and type 2 diabetes. Recent data from our lab showed that germline deficiency in STAT4 reduces inflammation and improves IR in obese mice. The objective of this study was to determine the contribution of selective STAT4 deficiency in subsets of hematopoietic cells to IR and AT inflammation. To determine the contribution of hematopoietic lineage, we sublethally irradiated Stat4(-/-)C57Bl6 mice and reconstituted them with bone marrow cells (BMC) from Stat4(+/+)C57Bl6 congenic donors...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387182/severe-dermatitis-associated-with-spontaneous-staphylococcus-xylosus-infection-in-rag-tpl2-mice
#4
Nicole V Acuff, Monica LaGatta, Tamas Nagy, Wendy T Watford
Staphylococcus xylosus is a commensal bacterium found on the skin and mucosal surfaces of SPF mice. S. xylosus is rarely pathogenic,most often causing skin lesions and dermatitis in immunocompromised mice, particularly those with impaired NADPHoxidase function. Here we report spontaneous infection with S. xylosus in Rag1-/-Tpl2-/- mice. Infection was characterized by the presence of alopecia, crusts, and scaly skin. S. xylosus was detected in the feces, skin, lymph nodes, and lungs of Rag1-/-Tpl2-/- mice and led to mortality or euthanasia due to humane endpoints...
April 6, 2017: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379630/uv-induced-somatic-mutations-elicit-a-functional-t-cell-response-in-the-yummer1-7-mouse-melanoma-model
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Jake Wang, Curtis Jamison Perry, Katrina Meeth, Durga Thakral, William Damsky, Goran Micevic, Susan Kaech, Kim Blenman, Marcus Bosenberg
Human melanomas exhibit relatively high somatic mutation burden compared to other malignancies. These somatic mutations may produce neoantigens that are recognized by the immune system, leading to an anti-tumor response. By irradiating a parental mouse melanoma cell line carrying three driver mutations with UVB and expanding a single cell clone, we generated a mutagenized model that exhibits high somatic mutation burden. When inoculated at low cell numbers in immunocompetent C57BL/6J mice, YUMMER1.7 (YUMM Exposed to Radiation) regresses after a brief period of growth...
April 5, 2017: Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378054/characterization-and-genetics-of-multiple-soybean-aphid-biotype-resistance-in-five-soybean-plant-introductions
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Curtis B Hill, Derek Shiao, Carolyn M Fox, Glen L Hartman
Five soybean plant introductions expressed antibiosis resistance to multiple soybean aphid biotypes. Two introductions had resistance genes located in the Rag1, Rag2, and Rag3 regions; one introduction had resistance genes located in the Rag1, Rag2, and rag4 regions; one introduction had resistance genes located in the Rag1 and Rag2 regions; and one introduction had a resistance gene located in the Rag2 region. Soybean aphid (Aphis glycines Matsumura) is the most important soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] insect pest in the USA...
April 4, 2017: TAG. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Theoretische und Angewandte Genetik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374110/htlv-1-infection-and-neuropathogenesis-in-the-context-of-rag1-%C3%AE-c-rag1-hu-and-blt-mice
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Rashida Ginwala, Breanna Caruso, Zafar K Khan, Ajinkya Pattekar, Glen M Chew, Michael J Corley, Ronak Loonawat, Steven Jacobson, Sreesha Sreedhar, Lishomwa C Ndhlovu, Pooja Jain
To date, the lack of a suitable small animal model has hindered our understanding of Human T-cell lymphotropic virus (HTLV)-1 chronic infection and associated neuropathogenesis defined as HTLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP). The host immune response plays a critical role in the outcome of HTLV-1 infection, which could be better tested in the context of humanized (hu) mice. Thus, we employ here the Balb/c-Rag1(-/-)γc(-/-) or Rag1 as well as Bone marrow-Liver-Thymic (BLT) mouse models for engraftment of human CD34(+) hematopoietic stem cells...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology: the Official Journal of the Society on NeuroImmune Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360415/hiv-tat-induces-a-prolonged-myc-relocalization-next-to-igh-in-circulating-b-cells
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D Germini, T Tsfasman, M Klibi, R El-Amine, A Pichugin, O Iarovaia, C Bilhou-Nabera, F Subra, Y B Saada, A Sukhanova, D Boutboul, M Raphaël, J Wiels, S Razin, S Bury-Moné, E Oksenhendler, M Lipinski, Y Vassetzky
With combined antiretroviral therapy (cART), the risk for HIV-infected individuals to develop a non-Hodgkin lymphoma is diminished. However, the incidence of Burkitt lymphoma (BL) remains strikingly elevated. Most BL present a t(8;14) chromosomal translocation which must take place at a time of spatial proximity between the translocation partners. The two partner genes, MYC and IGH, were found colocalized only very rarely in the nuclei of normal peripheral blood B-cells examined using 3D-FISH while circulating B-cells from HIV-infected individuals whose exhibited consistently elevated levels of MYC-IGH colocalization...
March 31, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358854/validation-of-a-hairy-roots-system-to-study-soybean-soybean-aphid-interactions
#9
Stephanie C Morriss, Matthew E Studham, Gregory L Tylka, Gustavo C MacIntosh
The soybean aphid (Aphis glycines) is one of the main insect pests of soybean (Glycine max) worldwide. Genomics approaches have provided important data on transcriptome changes, both in the insect and in the plant, in response to the plant-aphid interaction. However, the difficulties to transform soybean and to rear soybean aphid on artificial media have hindered our ability to systematically test the function of genes identified by those analyses as mediators of plant resistance to the insect. An efficient approach to produce transgenic soybean material is the production of transformed hairy roots using Agrobacterium rhizogenes; however, soybean aphids colonize leaves or stems and thus this approach has not been utilized...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352127/insights-from-engraftable-immunodeficient-mouse-models-of-hyperinsulinaemia
#10
Michelle L Maugham, Patrick B Thomas, Gabrielle J Crisp, Lisa K Philp, Esha T Shah, Adrian C Herington, Chen Chen, Laura S Gregory, Colleen C Nelson, Inge Seim, Penny L Jeffery, Lisa K Chopin
Hyperinsulinaemia, obesity and dyslipidaemia are independent and collective risk factors for many cancers. Here, the long-term effects of a 23% Western high-fat diet (HFD) in two immunodeficient mouse strains (NOD/SCID and Rag1 (-/-)) suitable for engraftment with human-derived tissue xenografts, and the effect of diet-induced hyperinsulinaemia on human prostate cancer cell line xenograft growth, were investigated. Rag1 (-/-)and NOD/SCID HFD-fed mice demonstrated diet-induced impairments in glucose tolerance at 16 and 23 weeks post weaning...
March 28, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351373/the-antiproliferative-elf2-isoform-elf2b-induces-apoptosis-in-vitro-and-perturbs-early-lymphocytic-development-in-vivo
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Fiona H X Guan, Charles G Bailey, Cynthia Metierre, Patrick O'Young, Dadi Gao, Teh Liane Khoo, Jeff Holst, John E J Rasko
BACKGROUND: ELF2 (E74-like factor 2) also known as NERF (new Ets-related factor), a member of the Ets family of transcription factors, regulates genes important in B and T cell development, cell cycle progression, and angiogenesis. Conserved ELF2 isoforms, ELF2A, and ELF2B, arising from alternative promoter usage can exert opposing effects on target gene expression. ELF2A activates, whilst ELF2B represses, gene expression, and the balance of expression between these isoforms may be important in maintaining normal cellular function...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346544/epigenetic-silencing-of-v-d-j-recombination-is-a-major-determinant-for-selective-differentiation-of-mucosal-associated-invariant-t-cells-from-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Yutaka Saito, Chie Sugimoto, Toutai Mituyama, Hiroshi Wakao
Mucosal-associated invariant T cells (MAITs) are innate-like T cells that play a pivotal role in the host defense against infectious diseases, and are also implicated in autoimmune diseases, metabolic diseases, and cancer. Recent studies have shown that induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) derived from MAITs selectively redifferentiate into MAITs without altering their antigen specificity. Such a selective differentiation is a prerequisite for the use of MAITs in cell therapy and/or regenerative medicine...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344881/immunosurveillance-and-immunoediting-in-mmtv-pymt-induced-mammary-oncogenesis
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Emilie T E Gross, Semi Han, Prasantha Vemu, Carlos D Peinado, Martin Marsala, Lesley G Ellies, Jack D Bui
Evidence of cancer immunosurveillance and immunoediting processes has been primarily demonstrated in mouse models of chemically induced oncogenesis. Although these models are very tractable, they are characterized by high mutational loads that represent a minority of human cancers. In this study, we sought to determine whether cancer immunosurveillance and immunoediting could be demonstrated in a more clinically relevant oncogene-induced model of carcinogenesis, the MMTV-PyMT (PyMT) mammary carcinoma model...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330900/adaptive-immune-responses-to-zika-virus-are-important-for-controlling-virus-infection-and-preventing-infection-in-brain-and-testes
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Clayton W Winkler, Lara M Myers, Tyson A Woods, Ronald J Messer, Aaron B Carmody, Kristin L McNally, Dana P Scott, Kim J Hasenkrug, Sonja M Best, Karin E Peterson
The recent association between Zika virus (ZIKV) and neurologic complications, including Guillain-Barré syndrome in adults and CNS abnormalities in fetuses, highlights the importance in understanding the immunological mechanisms controlling this emerging infection. Studies have indicated that ZIKV evades the human type I IFN response, suggesting a role for the adaptive immune response in resolving infection. However, the inability of ZIKV to antagonize the mouse IFN response renders the virus highly susceptible to circulating IFN in murine models...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323052/multi-locus-phylogeny-reveals-instances-of-mitochondrial-introgression-and-unrecognized-diversity-in-kenyan-barbs-cyprininae-smiliogastrini
#15
Ray C Schmidt, Henry L Bart, Wanja Dorothy Nyingi
The phylogenetics and taxonomic status of small African barbs (Cyprininae: Smiliogastrini) remains unresolved despite the recent decision to elevate the genus name Enteromius for the group. The main barrier to understanding the origin of African small barbs and evolutionary relationships within the group is the poor resolution of phylogenies published to date. These phylogenies usually rely on mitochondrial markers and have limited taxon sampling. Here we investigate the phylogenetic relationships of small barbs of Kenya utilizing cytochrome b, Growth Hormone (GH) intron 2, and RAG1 markers from multiple populations of many species in the region...
March 18, 2017: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322325/a-non-cell-autonomous-mouse-model-of-cns-haemangioblastoma-mediated-by-mutant-kras
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Leyuan Bao, Osama Al-Assar, Lesley F Drynan, Mark J Arends, Pam Tyers, Roger A Barker, Terence H Rabbitts
Haemangioblastoma is a rare malignancy of the CNS where vascular proliferation causes lesions due to endothelial propagation. We found that conditionally expressing mutant Kras, using Rag1-Cre, gave rise to CNS haemangioblastoma in the cortex and cerebellum in mice that present with highly vascular tumours with stromal cells similar to human haemangioblastomas. The aberrant haemangioblastoma endothelial cells do not express mutant Kras but rather the mutant oncogene is expressed in CNS interstitial cells, including neuronal cells and progeny...
March 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304369/the-role-of-adaptive-immunity-as-an-ecological-filter-on-the-gut-microbiota-in-zebrafish
#17
Keaton Stagaman, Adam R Burns, Karen Guillemin, Brendan Jm Bohannan
All animals live in intimate association with communities of microbes, collectively referred to as their microbiota. Certain host traits can influence which microbial taxa comprise the microbiota. One potentially important trait in vertebrate animals is the adaptive immune system, which has been hypothesized to act as an ecological filter, promoting the presence of some microbial taxa over others. Here we surveyed the intestinal microbiota of 68 wild-type zebrafish, with functional adaptive immunity, and 61 rag1(-) zebrafish, lacking functional B- and T-cell receptors, to test the role of adaptive immunity as an ecological filter on the intestinal microbiota...
March 17, 2017: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266921/clinical-laboratory-and-molecular-findings-of-63-patients-with-severe-combined-immunodeficiency-a-decade%C3%A2-s-experience
#18
M R Fazlollahi, Z Pourpak, A A Hamidieh, M Movahedi, M Houshmand, M Badalzadeh, M Nourizadeh, M Mahloujirad, S Arshi, A M Nabavi, M Gharagozlou, A Khayatzadeh, A Dabbaghzade, L Atarod, F Zandieh, M Sadeghi Shabestary, M Mesdaghi, I Mohammadzadeh, S A Mahdaviani, M H Eslamian, F Pesaran, E Bahraminia, F Abolnezhadian, Z Arij, M Moin
BACKGROUND: Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) is known as a pediatric emergency disease with life threatening conditions. This is an exclusive report of clinical evaluation, immunological assessment, molecular analysis and outcomes of SCID patients in a tertiary referral center in Iran. METHODS: During January 2006 and December 2015, in a prospective cohort study, initial screening and advanced immunological tests were carried out on patients suspected of having SCID...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Investigational Allergology & Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246290/co-transplantation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-with-neonatal-porcine-islets-improve-graft-function-in-diabetic-mice
#19
Julie A Hayward, Cara E Ellis, Karen Seeberger, Timothy Lee, Bassem Salama, Aillette Mulet-Sierra, Purushothaman Kuppan, Adetola Adesida, Gregory S Korbutt
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) possess immuno-regulatory, anti-inflammatory, and pro-angiogenic properties, and therefore have the potential to improve islet engraftment and survival. We assessed the effect human bone marrow derived MSCs have on neonatal porcine islets (NPIs) in vitro and determine islet engraftment and metabolic outcomes when co-transplanted in a mouse model. NPIs co-cultured with MSCs had greater cellular insulin content and increased glucose stimulate insulin secretion. NPIs were co-transplanted with or without MSCs in diabetic B6...
February 28, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246016/gut-specific-delivery-of-t-helper-17-cells-reduces-obesity-and-insulin-resistance-in-mice
#20
Chun-Pyo Hong, Areum Park, Bo-Gie Yang, Chang Ho Yun, Min-Jung Kwak, Gil-Woo Lee, Jung-Hwan Kim, Min Seong Jang, Eun-Jung Lee, Eun-Ji Jeun, Gihoon You, Kwang Soon Kim, Youngwoo Choi, Ji-Hwan Park, Daehee Hwang, Sin-Hyeog Im, Jihyun F Kim, Yoon-Keun Kim, Ju-Young Seoh, Charles D Surh, You-Me Kim, Myoung Ho Jang
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Obesity and metabolic syndrome have been associated with alterations to the intestinal microbiota. However, few studies examined the effects of obesity on the intestinal immune system. We investigated changes in subsets of intestinal CD4+ T-helper (Th) cells with obesity and the effects of gut-tropic Th17 cells in mice on a high-fat diet (HFD). METHODS: We isolated immune cells from small intestine and adipose tissue of C57BL/6 mice fed a normal chow diet or a HFD for 10 weeks and analyzed the cells by flow cytometry...
February 25, 2017: Gastroenterology
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