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Joanna Gola, Barbara Strzałka-Mrozik, Celina Kruszniewska-Rajs, Adrian Janiszewski, Bartłomiej Skowronek, Mariusz Gagoś, Grzegorz Czernel, Urszula Mazurek
BACKGROUND: A new form of amphotericin B (AmB)- complex with copper (II) ions (AmB-Cu(2+)) - is less toxic to human renal cells. Cytokines, including Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF), are responsible for nephrotoxicity observed in patients treated with AmB. Another problem during therapy is the occurrence of oxidized forms of AmB (AmB-ox) in patients' circulation. To elucidate the molecular mechanism responsible for the reduction of the toxicity of AmB-Cu(2+), we evaluated the expression of genes encoding TNF and its receptors alongside encoding proteins involved in TNF-induced signalization...
September 5, 2016: Pharmacological Reports: PR
Florian Kälble, Janine Damaske, Danijela Heide, Iris Arnold, Fabian Richter, Olaf Maier, Ulrich Eisel, Peter Scheurich, Klaus Pfizenmaier, Martin Zeier, Vedat Schwenger, Julia Ranzinger
Chronic inflammatory conditions during peritoneal dialysis (PD)-treatment lead to the impairment of peritoneal tissue integrity. The resulting structural and functional reorganization of the peritoneal membrane diminishes ultrafiltration rate and thereby enhances mortality by limiting dialysis effectiveness over time. Tumour necrosis factor (TNF) and its receptors TNFR1 and TNFR2 are key players during inflammatory processes. To date, the role of TNFR1 in peritoneal tissue damage during PD-treatment is completely undefined...
2016: PloS One
Jennie M Gane, Robert A Stockley, Elizabeth Sapey
Selective TNFR1 blockade in inflammatory diseases is emerging as a clinical strategy. We studied the roles of the two TNF-α receptors, TNFR1 and TNFR2, in human monocytes, the principal producer of TNF-α and central to many TNF-α driven diseases. We hypothesised that TNF-α has pro- and anti-inflammatory effects on monocytes, occurring differentially via TNFR1 and TNFR2. Monocytes were isolated from healthy human subjects and exposed to LPS, plus/minus the addition of blocking antibodies to TNF-α or its receptors...
2016: Journal of Immunology Research
Xin Chen, Yingjie Nie, Haitao Xiao, Zhaoxiang Bian, Anthony J Scarzello, Na-Young Song, Anna L Trivett, De Yang, Joost J Oppenheim
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October 13, 2016: Scientific Reports
Davi Sousa Garcia, Mengfei Chen, Amy K Smith, Paulo Roberto Lazarini, Andrew P Lane
BACKGROUND: To understand mechanisms of human olfactory dysfunction in chronic rhinosinusitis, an inducible olfactory inflammation (IOI) model has been utilized to chronically express inflammatory cytokines locally, resulting in neuronal loss, diminished odorant responses, and repressed olfactory regeneration. Knockout of the minor tumor necrosis factor α receptor 2 (TNFR2) was previously shown to partially rescue these olfactory changes. The purpose of current study was to investigate the role of the major TNF receptor, TNFR1, in chronic olfactory inflammation...
September 27, 2016: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
Jonas Bystrom, F I Clanchy, Taher E Taher, Pam Mangat, Ali S Jawad, Richard O Williams, Rizgar A Mageed
TNFα is a principal pro-inflammatory cytokine vital for immunity to infections. However, its excessive production is involved in chronic inflammation and disease pathology in autoimmune diseases. Evidence for its pathogenic role is validated by the fact that its neutralisation by therapeutic agents in vivo is beneficial in ameliorating disease and controlling symptoms. Paradoxically, however, treatment with TNFα inhibitors can either have no clinical effects, or even exacerbate disease in some patients. The explanation for such contradictory outcomes may lay in how and which downstream signalling pathways are activated and drive disease...
September 14, 2016: Cytokine
Vanessa Popp, Katharina Gerlach, Stefanie Mott, Agnieszka Turowska, Holger Garn, Raja Atreya, Hans-Anton Lehr, I-Cheng Ho, Harald Renz, Benno Weigmann, Markus F Neurath
BACKGROUND & AIMS: GATA3 is a transcription factor that regulates T-cell production of cytokines. We investigated the role of GATA3 in development of colitis in mice. METHODS: We performed quantitative PCR and immunofluorescence analyses of colon tissues from patients with Crohn's disease (n= 61) or ulcerative colitis (UC, n= 74), or patients without inflammatory bowel diseases (n= 22), to measure levels of GATA3. Colitis was induced by administration of oxazolone or 2,4,6-Trinitrobenzenesulfonic acid (TNBS) to control mice, mice with T-cell specific deletion of GATA3, and mice with deletion of tumor necrosis factor receptor-1 (TNFR1) and TNFR2 (TNFR double knockouts); some mice were given a GATA3-specific DNAzyme (hgd40) or a control DNAzyme via intrarectal administration, or systemic injections of an antibody to TNF prior or during sensitization and challenge phase of colitis induction...
September 14, 2016: Gastroenterology
Geoffrey S Williams, Bina Mistry, Sandrine Guillard, Jane Coates Ulrichsen, Alan M Sandercock, Jun Wang, Andrea González-Muñoz, Julie Parmentier, Chelsea Black, Jo Soden, Jim Freeth, Jelena Jovanović, Rebecca Leyland, Rafia S Al-Lamki, Andrew J Leishman, Steven J Rust, Ross Stewart, Lutz Jermutus, John R Bradley, Vahe Bedian, Viia Valge-Archer, Ralph Minter, Robert W Wilkinson
Antibodies that target cell-surface molecules on T cells can enhance anti-tumor immune responses, resulting in sustained immune-mediated control of cancer. We set out to find new cancer immunotherapy targets by phenotypic screening on human regulatory T (Treg) cells and report the discovery of novel activators of tumor necrosis factor receptor 2 (TNFR2) and a potential role for this target in immunotherapy. A diverse phage display library was screened to find antibody mimetics with preferential binding to Treg cells, the most Treg-selective of which were all, without exception, found to bind specifically to TNFR2...
September 10, 2016: Oncotarget
Shengnan Zhang, Rui Zhang, Tengyue Ma, Xingyang Qiu, Xinyan Wang, Anying Zhang, Hong Zhou
Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) exerts its regulatory effects by binding one of two TNF receptors, TNF-α receptor 1 (TNFR1) or TNFR2. In this study, we isolated and identified the cDNA sequence of grass carp TNFR1 (gcTNFR1). Similar to its homologs in other fish species, the putative protein of gcTNFR1 possessed an extracellular region containing three TNF homology domains, a transmembrane region and a cytoplasmic region with a conserved death domain. Consistent with the widespread expression of mammalian TNFR1, gcTNFR1 transcripts ubiquitously expressed in spleen, thymus, liver, heart, gill, intestine, brain and head kidney with the highest expression levels in head kidney...
September 9, 2016: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
Shrikant R Mulay, Jonathan N Eberhard, Jyaysi Desai, Julian A Marschner, Santhosh V R Kumar, Marc Weidenbusch, Melissa Grigorescu, Maciej Lech, Nuru Eltrich, Lisa Müller, Wolfgang Hans, Martin Hrabě de Angelis, Volker Vielhauer, Bernd Hoppe, John Asplin, Nicolai Burzlaff, Martin Herrmann, Andrew Evan, Hans-Joachim Anders
Intrarenal crystals trigger inflammation and renal cell necroptosis, processes that involve TNF receptor (TNFR) signaling. Here, we tested the hypothesis that TNFRs also have a direct role in tubular crystal deposition and progression of hyperoxaluria-related CKD. Immunohistochemical analysis revealed upregulated tubular expression of TNFR1 and TNFR2 in human and murine kidneys with calcium oxalate (CaOx) nephrocalcinosis-related CKD compared with controls. Western blot and mRNA expression analyses in mice yielded consistent data...
September 9, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
Xin Chen, Yingjie Nie, Haitao Xiao, Zhaoxiang Bian, Anthony J Scarzello, Na-Young Song, Trivett L Anna, De Yang, Joost J Oppenheim
There is now compelling evidence that TNFR2 is constitutively expressed on CD4(+) Foxp3(+) regulatory T cells (Tregs) and TNF-TNFR2 interaction is critical for the activation, expansion and functional stability of Tregs. However, we showed that the expression of TNFR2 was also up-regulated on CD4(+) Foxp3(-) effector T cells (Teffs) upon TCR stimulation. In order to define the role of TNFR2 in the pathogenic CD4 T cells, we compared the effect of transferred naïve CD4 cells from WT mice and TNFR2(-/-) mice into Rag 1(-/-) recipients...
2016: Scientific Reports
Tariq Hamid, Yuanyuan Xu, Mohamed Ameen Ismahil, Qianhong Li, Steven P Jones, Aruni Bhatnagar, Roberto Bolli, Sumanth D Prabhu
Despite expansion of resident cardiac stem cells (CSCs; c-kit(+)Lin(-)) after myocardial infarction, endogenous repair processes are insufficient to prevent adverse cardiac remodeling and heart failure (HF). This suggests that the microenvironment in post-ischemic and failing hearts compromises CSC regenerative potential. Inflammatory cytokines, such as tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF), are increased after infarction and in HF; whether they modulate CSC function is unknown. As the effects of TNF are specific to its two receptors (TNFRs), we tested the hypothesis that TNF differentially modulates CSC function in a TNFR-specific manner...
September 2, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
Shogo Kuwagata, Shinji Kume, Masami Chin-Kanasaki, Hisazumi Araki, Shinichi Araki, Jun Nakazawa, Takeshi Sugaya, Daisuke Koya, Masakazu Haneda, Hiroshi Maegawa, Takashi Uzu
Hypoxia causes proximal tubular cell damage in diabetes, even though proximal tubular cells have an adaptive system to combat hypoxia involving induction of hypoxia factor-1 (HIF-1) and inhibition of mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1). Here, we examined the interference effect of altered glucose and lipid metabolism on the hypoxia responses in proximal tubular cells. In culture, hypoxia alone induced HIF-1 and inhibited mTORC1, preventing death in proximal tubular cells. However, hypoxia with high glucose and palmitate increased mTORC1 activity and promoted apoptosis in proximal tubular cells, which was inhibited by pharmacological and genetic inactivation of mTORC1...
August 30, 2016: Kidney International
Heng Huang, Qijuan Huang, Fuxin Wang, Richard Milner, Longxuan Li
BACKGROUND: The pro-inflammatory cytokine, tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), is expressed in ischemic tissue and is known to modulate angiogenesis; however, the role of the two distinct TNF-α receptors, TNFR1 and TNFR2, in mediating angiogenic signaling after cerebral ischemic stroke is relatively unknown. METHODS: C57BL6 mice were subject to 90 min of ischemia by temporary occlusion of the middle cerebral artery (MCAO) and given daily intra-cerebroventricular injections of antibodies against TNFR1, TNFR2 or control IgG (doses of 10, 50, and 100 ng/day) for 4 days following 90 min MCAO...
2016: Journal of Neuroinflammation
L Oróstica, I Astorga, F Plaza-Parrochia, C Vera, V García, R Carvajal, F Gabler, C Romero, M Vega
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: A high percentage of women having PCOS exhibit hyperinsulinemia and obesity. Transforming necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) is an adipokine that increases in obesity and negatively affects insulin action in several tissues, including the endometrium. In fact, it has been reported that insulin signaling is altered in the endometrium of PCOS women, affecting its reproductive function. The aim of this study was to determine the pro-inflammatory environment and TNF-α signaling in endometrium from obese women with PCOS, and also to evaluate the effect of TNF-α on endometrial cell energy homeostasis...
August 29, 2016: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
Wagdi Almishri, Tania Santodomingo-Garzon, Tyson Le, Danuta Stack, Christopher H Mody, Mark G Swain
NK cells play a central role in innate immunity, acting directly through cell-mediated cytotoxicity and by secreting cytokines. TNFα activation of TNFR2 enhances NK cell cytotoxicity, but its effects on the other essential function of NK cells - cytokine production, for which IFNγ is paramount - are poorly defined. We identify the expression of both TNFα receptors on human peripheral blood NK cells (TNFR2 > TNFR1) and show that TNFα significantly augments IFNγ production from IL-2-/IL-12-treated NK cells in vitro, an effect mimicked by a TNFR2 agonistic antibody...
August 25, 2016: Journal of Innate Immunity
Ashkan Shoamanesh, Sarah R Preis, Alexa S Beiser, Carlos S Kase, Philip A Wolf, Ramachandran S Vasan, Emelia J Benjamin, Sudha Seshadri, Jose R Romero
OBJECTIVE: We related a panel of inflammatory biomarkers to risk of incident ischemic stroke (IIS) in a community-dwelling sample. METHODS: Stroke-free Framingham offspring attending examination cycle 7 (1998-2001) had 15 circulating inflammatory biomarkers measured. Cox proportional hazard models were used to calculate the hazard ratios (HRs) of IIS per SD increment of each biomarker. Model 1 included age and sex. Model 2 additionally adjusted for systolic blood pressure, hypertension treatment, current smoking, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and atrial fibrillation...
September 20, 2016: Neurology
Masaki Fujita, Hiroshi Ouchi, Satoshi Ikegame, Eiji Harada, Takemasa Matsumoto, Junji Uchino, Yoichi Nakanishi, Kentaro Watanabe
COPD is a major cause of chronic morbidity and mortality throughout the world. Although tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) has a critical role in the development of COPD, the role of different TNF receptors (TNFRs) in pulmonary emphysema has not been resolved. We aimed to clarify the role of TNFRs in the development of pulmonary emphysema. TNF-α transgenic mice, a murine model of COPD in which the mice spontaneously develop emphysema with a large increase in lung volume and pulmonary hypertension, were crossed with either TNFR1-deficient mice or TNFR2-deficient mice...
2016: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Amit K Mehta, Donald T Gracias, Michael Croft
TNF (tumor necrosis factor) is both a pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokine that is central to the development of autoimmune disease, cancer, and protection against infectious pathogens. As well as a myriad other activities, TNF can be a product of T cells and can act on T cells. Here we review old and new data on the importance of TNF produced by T cells and how TNF signaling via TNFR2 may directly impact alternate aspects of T cell biology. TNF can promote the activation and proliferation of naïve and effector T cells, but also can induce apoptosis of highly activated effector T cells, further determining the size of the pathogenic or protective conventional T cell pool...
August 13, 2016: Cytokine
D Stacey, R Redlich, A Büschel, N Opel, D Grotegerd, D Zaremba, K Dohm, C Bürger, S L Meinert, K Förster, J Repple, C Kaufmann, H Kugel, W Heindel, V Arolt, U Dannlowski, B T Baune
Tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) has been implicated in the pathophysiology of neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disease, with research highlighting a role for TNFα in hippocampal and striatal regulation. TNFα signals are primarily transduced by TNF receptors 1 and 2 (TNFR1 and TNFR2), encoded by TNFRSF1A and TNFRSF1B, which exert opposing effects on cell survival (TNFR1, neurodegenerative; TNFR2, neuroprotective). We therefore sought to explore the respective roles of TNFR1 and TNFR2 in the regulation of hippocampal and striatal morphology in an imaging genetics study...
August 16, 2016: Genes, Brain, and Behavior
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