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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814754/unveiling-cerebral-leishmaniasis-parasites-and-brain-inflammation-in-leishmania-donovani-infected-mice
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Guilherme D Melo, Sophie Goyard, Laurence Fiette, Alexandre Boissonnas, Christophe Combadiere, Gisele F Machado, Paola Minoprio, Thierry Lang
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a systemic disease with multifaceted clinical manifestations, including neurological signs, however, the involvement of the nervous system during VL is underestimated. Accordingly, we investigated both brain infection and inflammation in a mouse model of VL. Using bioluminescent Leishmania donovani and real-time 2D-3D imaging tools, we strikingly detected live parasites in the brain, where we observed a compartmentalized dual-phased inflammation pattern: an early phase during the first two weeks post-infection, with the prompt arrival of neutrophils and Ly6C(high) macrophages in an environment presenting a variety of pro-inflammatory mediators (IFN-γ, IL-1β, CXCL-10/CXCR-3, CCL-7/CCR-2), but with an intense anti-inflammatory response, led by IL-10; and a re-inflammation phase three months later, extremely pro-inflammatory, with novel upregulation of mediators, including IL-1β, TNF-α and MMP-9...
August 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811631/development-of-a-primary-human-co-culture-model-of-inflamed-airway-mucosa
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Lael M Yonker, Hongmei Mou, Kengyeh K Chu, Michael A Pazos, Huimin Leung, Dongyao Cui, Jinhyeob Ryu, Rhianna M Hibbler, Alexander D Eaton, Tim N Ford, J R Falck, T Bernard Kinane, Guillermo J Tearney, Jayaraj Rajagopal, Bryan P Hurley
Neutrophil breach of the mucosal surface is a common pathological consequence of infection. We present an advanced co-culture model to explore neutrophil transepithelial migration utilizing airway mucosal barriers differentiated from primary human airway basal cells and examined by advanced imaging. Human airway basal cells were differentiated and cultured at air-liquid interface (ALI) on the underside of 3 µm pore-sized transwells, compatible with the study of transmigrating neutrophils. Inverted ALIs exhibit beating cilia and mucus production, consistent with conventional ALIs, as visualized by micro-optical coherence tomography (µOCT)...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807980/cd177-modulates-human-neutrophil-migration-through-activation-mediated-integrin-and-chemoreceptor-regulation
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Ming Bai, Ricardo Grieshaber-Bouyer, Junxia Wang, Angela B Schmider, Zachary S Wilson, Liling Zeng, Olha Halyabar, Matthew D Godin, Hung N Nguyen, Anaïs Levescot, Pierre Cunin, Craig T Lefort, Roy J Soberman, Peter A Nigrovic
CD177 is a GPI-anchored protein expressed by a variable proportion of human neutrophils that mediates surface expression of the anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) antigen proteinase 3. CD177 associates with β2 integrins and recognizes PECAM-1, suggesting a role in neutrophil migration. However, CD177(pos) neutrophils exhibit no clear migratory advantage in vivo, despite interruption of transendothelial migration by in vitro CD177 ligation. We sought to understand this paradox. Using a PECAM-1-independent transwell system, we found that CD177(pos) and CD177(neg) neutrophils migrated comparably...
August 14, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798144/frontline-science-leishmania-mexicana-amastigotes-can-replicate-within-neutrophils
#4
Benjamin P Hurrell, Manon Beaumann, Sandrina Heyde, Ivo B Regli, Andreas J Müller, Fabienne Tacchini-Cottier
Cutaneous leishmaniasis is a neglected tropical disease, causing a spectrum of clinical manifestations varying from self-healing to unhealing lesions that may be very difficult to treat. Emerging evidence points to a detrimental role for neutrophils during the first hours following infection with many distinct Leishmania species (spp.) at a time when the parasite is in its nonreplicative promastigote form. Neutrophils have also been detected at later stages of infection in unhealing chronic cutaneous lesions...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794361/nivolumab-induced-acute-fibrinous-and-organizing-pneumonia-afop
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Tsukasa Ishiwata, Takahiro Ebata, Shunichiro Iwasawa, Jun Matsushima, Satoshi Ota, Yukio Nakatani, Kenji Tsushima, Yuji Tada, Koichiro Tatsumi, Yuichi Takiguchi
Although nivolumab is known to cause immune-related interstitial lung diseases (ILD), the detailed characteristics of ILD are still not fully understood. A 68-year-old man was treated with nivolumab because of unresectable sinonasal melanoma, he achieved a complete response soon after the initiation of the therapy and a complete response was thereafter maintained for 30 weeks until the patient experienced dyspnea of subacute onset. CT images revealed patchy infiltrates and ground-glass opacifications. The bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) contained elevated percentages of lymphocytes (53%) and neutrophils (30%)...
August 10, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28778000/non-proinflammatory-and-responsive-nanoplatforms-for-targeted-treatment-of-atherosclerosis
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Yin Dou, Yue Chen, Xiangjun Zhang, Xiaoqiu Xu, Yidan Chen, Jiawei Guo, Dinglin Zhang, Ruibing Wang, Xiaohui Li, Jianxiang Zhang
Atherosclerosis is the leading cause of many fatal cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Whereas nanomedicines are promising for targeted therapy of atherosclerosis, great challenges remain in development of effective, safe, and translational nanotherapies for its treatment. Herein we hypothesize that non-proinflammatory nanomaterials sensitive to low pH or high reactive oxygen species (ROS) may serve as effective platforms for triggerable delivery of anti-atherosclerotic therapeutics in cellular and tissue microenvironments of inflammation...
July 29, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775074/stasis-promotes-erythrocyte-adhesion-to-von-willebrand-factor
#7
Michel W J Smeets, Marjon J Mourik, Hans W M Niessen, Peter L Hordijk
OBJECTIVE: Venous thromboembolism is a major contributor to global disease burden. Leukocytes and platelets initiate thrombogenesis on blood stasis and initiate the formation of a fibrin, VWF (von Willebrand factor), and neutrophil extracellular trap scaffolds for erythrocytes. However, there is little knowledge on how erythrocytes become stably incorporated into this scaffold. Recently, we described the adhesion of calcium-loaded erythrocytes to endothelial-derived VWF strings. Because VWF is part of the scaffold of venous thrombi, we questioned whether reduced flow or stasis promotes the adhesion of normal erythrocytes to VWF and whether venous thrombi show evidence of erythrocyte-VWF interactions...
August 3, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774302/airway-and-parenchyma-immune-cells-in-influenza-a-h1n1-pdm09-viral-and-non-viral-diffuse-alveolar-damage
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Monique Buttignol, Ruy Camargo Pires-Neto, Renata Calciolari Rossi E Silva, Marina Ballarin Albino, Marisa Dolhnikoff, Thais Mauad
BACKGROUND: Diffuse alveolar damage (DAD), which is the histological surrogate for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), has a multifactorial aetiology. Therefore it is possible that the immunopathology differs among the various presentations of DAD. The aim of this study is to compare lung immunopathology of viral (influenza A(H1N1)pdm09) to non-viral, extrapulmonary aetiologies in autopsy cases with DAD. METHODS: The lung tissue of 44 patients, was divided in the H1N1 group (n = 15) characterized by severe pulmonary injury due to influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 infection; the ARDS group (n = 13), characterized by patients with DAD due to non-pulmonary causes; and the Control group (n = 16), consisting of patients with non-pulmonary causes of death...
August 3, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772229/mkit-a-cell-migration-assay-based-on-microfluidic-device-and-smartphone
#9
Ke Yang, Jiandong Wu, Hagit Peretz-Soroka, Ling Zhu, Zhigang Li, Yaoshuo Sang, Jolly Hipolito, Michael Zhang, Susy Santos, Craig Hillier, Ricardo Lobato de Faria, Yong Liu, Francis Lin
Mobile sensing based on the integration of microfluidic device and smartphone, so-called MS(2) technology, has enabled many applications over recent years, and continues to stimulate growing interest in both research communities and industries. In particular, it has been envisioned that MS(2) technology can be developed for various cell functional assays to enable basic research and clinical applications. Toward this direction, in this paper, we describe the development of a MS(2)-based cell functional assay for testing cell migration (the Mkit)...
July 27, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768648/c-c-chemokine-receptor-type-5-ccr5-mediated-docking-of-transferred-tregs-protects-against-early-blood-brain-barrier-disruption-after-stroke
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Peiying Li, Long Wang, Yuxi Zhou, Yu Gan, Wen Zhu, Yuguo Xia, Xiaoyan Jiang, Simon Watkins, Alberto Vazquez, Angus W Thomson, Jun Chen, Weifeng Yu, Xiaoming Hu
BACKGROUND: Despite recent evidence demonstrating a potent protective effect of adoptively transferred regulatory T cells (Tregs) in ischemic stroke, the mechanism for Treg mobilization and activation in the ischemic brain is, remarkably, unknown. This study determines the role of C-C chemokine receptor type 5 (CCR5) in mediating the docking and activation of transferred Tregs in their protection of early blood-brain barrier disruption after stroke. METHODS AND RESULTS: Adoptive transfer of CCR5(-/-) Tregs failed to reduce brain infarct or neurological deficits, indicating an indispensable role of CCR5 in Treg-afforded protection against cerebral ischemia...
August 2, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765576/visualization-of-synthetic-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-in-atherosclerotic-carotid-rat-arteries-by-f-18-fdg-pet
#11
Kisoo Pahk, Chanmin Joung, Se-Mi Jung, Hwa Young Song, Ji Yong Park, Jung Woo Byun, Yun-Sang Lee, Jin Chul Paeng, Chunsook Kim, Sungeun Kim, Won-Ki Kim
Synthetic vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) play important roles in atherosclerosis, in-stent restenosis, and transplant vasculopathy. We investigated the synthetic activity of VSMCs in the atherosclerotic carotid artery using (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET). Atherosclerosis was induced in rats by partial ligation of the right carotid artery coupled with an atherogenic diet and vitamin D injections (2 consecutive days, 600,000 IU/day). One month later, rats were imaged by F-18 FDG PET...
August 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747804/differential-signalling-and-kinetics-of-neutrophil-extracellular-trap-release-revealed-by-quantitative-live-imaging
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Maarten van der Linden, Geertje H A Westerlaken, Michiel van der Vlist, Joris van Montfrans, Linde Meyaard
A wide variety of microbial and inflammatory factors induce DNA release from neutrophils as neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs). Consensus on the kinetics and mechanism of NET release has been hindered by the lack of distinctive methods to specifically quantify NET release in time. Here, we validate and refine a semi-automatic live imaging approach for quantification of NET release. Importantly, our approach is able to correct for neutrophil input and distinguishes NET release from neutrophil death by other means, aspects that are lacking in many NET quantification methods...
July 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744697/prospective-validation-of-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-as-a-diagnostic-and-management-adjunct-in-acute-appendicitis
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A Khan, M Riaz, Michael E Kelly, W Khan, R Waldron, K Barry, I Z Khan
BACKGROUND: No optimal biomarker exists that accurately diagnoses appendicitis or predicts severity, estimates post-operative complications or total length of hospital stay (LOS). AIM: To prospectively validate the utility of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte (NLR) ratio in predicting the severity of appendicitis, LOS, and 30-day complication rates. METHODS: Patients who were admitted with a provisional diagnosis of acute appendicitis over a period of 18 months (Oct 2014-April 2016) were included...
July 25, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727824/infiltrative-tumor-growth-patterns-on-magnetic-resonance-imaging-associated-with-systemic-inflammation-and-oncological-outcome-in-patients-with-high-grade-soft-tissue-sarcoma
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Tomoki Nakamura, Akihiko Matsumine, Takao Matsubara, Kunihiro Asanuma, Yuki Yada, Tomohito Hagi, Akihiro Sudo
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine whether the tumor infiltrative growth pattern on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was associated with blood inflammatory markers (C-reactive protein; CRP and Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio; NLR) and survival in patients with high-grade soft-tissue sarcoma (STS). METHODS: The cohort for this retrospective study included 81 patients with a mean age of 63 years. The tumor depth was superficial or deep in 15 and 66 patients, respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722240/an-mri-hyperintense-acute-reperfusion-marker-is-related-to-elevated-peripheral-monocyte-count-in-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Zurab Nadareishvili, Marie Luby, Richard Leigh, Jignesh Shah, John K Lynch, Amie W Hsia, Richard T Benson, Lawrence L Latour
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption detected on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in acute ischemic stroke as a hyperintense acute reperfusion marker (HARM) is associated with upregulation of matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9). Although activated leukocytes, including monocytes, are the main source of MMPs, limited data exist to support relationship between leukocyte activation and BBB disruption in patients with acute ischemic stroke. The goal of this study is to investigate the relationship between neutrophils, lymphocytes, and monocytes with BBB disruption detected as HARM (+) in patients with acute ischemic stroke...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715618/measurement-of-net-formation-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-by-flow-cytometry
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Sakiko Masuda, Sakika Shimizu, Junji Matsuo, Yuka Nishibata, Yoshihiro Kusunoki, Fumihiko Hattanda, Haruki Shida, Daigo Nakazawa, Utano Tomaru, Tatsuya Atsumi, Akihiro Ishizu
Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) are extracellular chromatin fibers adorned with antimicrobial proteins, such as myeloperoxidase (MPO), which are extruded from activated neutrophils. NETosis is the metamorphosis of neutrophils with NET formation that follows decondensation of DNA and rupture of the plasma membrane. Although NETs play important roles in innate immunity, excessive formation of NETs can be harmful to the hosts. Until now, various methods for evaluation of NETs have been reported. Although each has a virtue, the gold standard has not been established...
July 17, 2017: Cytometry. Part A: the Journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715072/association-of-mean-platelet-volume-with-presence-of-non-viable-myocardium-in-ischemic-cardiomyopathy
#17
Semi Ozturk, Ahmed Seyfettin Gürbüz, Süleyman Çağan Efe, Mehmet Fatih Yılmaz, Özden Savaş Den Hartigh, Ferahnaz Çınaral Sayın, Cevat Kırma
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Parameters derived from complete blood count such as mean platelet volume (MPV), neutrophil to lymphocyte (NLR), platelet to lymphocyte (PLR) are recently proposed as measures of inflammation in addition to C-reactive protein (CRP), a classical inflammatory marker. Significant association of these parameters with atherosclerosis and complications have increasingly been reported. Our aim is to evaluate relationship between these parameters and presence of myocardial viability assessed with positron emission tomography (PET) in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy...
July 17, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712812/peroxynitrite-footprint-in-circulating-neutrophils-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-patients-is-lower-in-statin-than-in-non-statin-users
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M E Groeneveld, J J van der Reijden, G J Tangelder, L C Westin, L Renwarin, R J P Musters, W Wisselink, K K Yeung
OBJECTIVES: Extensive reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (also reactive species) production is a mechanism involved in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) development. White blood cells (WBCs) are a known source of reactive species. Their production may be decreased by statins, thereby reducing the AAA growth rate. Reactive species production in circulating WBCs of AAA patients and the effect of statins on their production was investigated. METHODS: This observational study investigated reactive species production in vivo and ex vivo in circulating WBCs of AAA patients, using venous blood from patients prior to elective AAA repair (n = 34; 18 statin users) and from healthy volunteers (n = 10)...
July 14, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708597/mri-based-evaluation-of-multiorgan-iron-overload-is-a-predictor-of-adverse-outcomes-in-pediatric-patients-undergoing-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Natalia Maximova, Massimo Gregori, Giulia Boz, Roberto Simeone, Davide Zanon, Giulia Schillani, Floriana Zennaro
The medical records of 44 pediatric patients who underwent allogeneic transplantation from 2011 to 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. Magnetic resonance imaging was used to measure iron concentrations in the liver, spleen, pancreas and bone. These patients were divided into two groups, 18 with non-elevated (< 100 μmol/g; Group 1) liver iron concentration before transplantation and 26 with elevated (> 100 μmol/g; Group 2) concentration . We compared transplant-related outcomes in the two groups. Iron overload was a negative prognostic risk factor for sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (OR = 17), osteoporosis (OR = 6...
July 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704660/pathway-analysis-of-systemic-transcriptome-responses-to-injected-polystyrene-particles-in-zebrafish-larvae
#20
Wouter J Veneman, Herman P Spaink, Nadja R Brun, Thijs Bosker, Martina G Vijver
Microplastics are a contaminant of emergent concern in the environment, however, to date there is a limited understanding on their movement within organisms and the response of organisms. In the current study zebrafish embryos at different development stages were exposed to 700nm fluorescent polystyrene (PS) particles and the response pathway after exposure was investigated using imaging and transcriptomics. Our results show limited spreading of particles within the larvae after injection during the blastula stage...
September 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
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