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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898024/perinatal-arterial-ischemic-stroke-is-associated-to-materno-fetal-immune-activation-and-intracranial-arteritis
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Clémence Guiraut, Nicole Cauchon, Martin Lepage, Guillaume Sébire
The medium-size intra-cranial arteries arising from the carotid bifurcation are prone to perinatal arterial ischemic strokes (PAIS). PAIS' physiopathology needs to be better understood to develop preventive and therapeutic interventions that are currently missing. We hypothesized that materno-fetal inflammation leads to a vasculitis affecting selectively the carotidian tree and promoting a focal thrombosis and subsequent stroke. Dams were injected with saline or lipopolysaccharide (LPS) from Escherichia coli...
November 25, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898011/update-on-inflammatory-biomarkers-and-treatments-in-ischemic-stroke
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REVIEW
Aldo Bonaventura, Luca Liberale, Alessandra Vecchié, Matteo Casula, Federico Carbone, Franco Dallegri, Fabrizio Montecucco
After an acute ischemic stroke (AIS), inflammatory processes are able to concomitantly induce both beneficial and detrimental effects. In this narrative review, we updated evidence on the inflammatory pathways and mediators that are investigated as promising therapeutic targets. We searched for papers on PubMed and MEDLINE up to August 2016. The terms searched alone or in combination were: ischemic stroke, inflammation, oxidative stress, ischemia reperfusion, innate immunity, adaptive immunity, autoimmunity...
November 25, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884770/neutrophil-granulocytes-in-cerebral-ischemia-evolution-from-killers-to-key-players
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REVIEW
Jan-Kolja Strecker, Antje Schmidt, Wolf-Rüdiger Schäbitz, Jens Minnerup
Neutrophil granulocytes (or polymorphonuclear cells, PMNs) have long been considered as crude killing machines, particularly trained to attack bacterial or fungal pathogens in wounds or infected tissues. That perspective has fundamentally changed over the last decades, as PMNs have been shown to exert a livery exchange between other cells of the innate and adaptive immune system. PMNs do provide major immunomodulatory contribution during acute inflammation and subsequent clearance. Following sterile inflammation like cerebral ischemia, PMNs are among the first hematogenous cells attracted to the ischemic tissue...
November 21, 2016: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870410/sex-differences-in-neuroinflammation-and-neuroprotection-in-ischemic-stroke
#4
REVIEW
Monica S Spychala, Pedram Honarpisheh, Louise D McCullough
Stroke is not only a leading cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide it also disproportionally affects women. There are currently over 500,000 more women stroke survivors in the US than men, and elderly women bear the brunt of stroke-related disability. Stroke has dropped to the fifth leading cause of death in men, but remains the third in women. This review discusses sex differences in common stroke risk factors, the efficacy of stroke prevention therapies, acute treatment responses, and post-stroke recovery in clinical populations...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864289/immunotherapy-for-arterial-ischaemic-stroke-in-childhood-a-systematic-review
#5
Hannah B Edwards, Andrew A Mallick, Finbar J K O'Callaghan
BACKGROUND: There is little evidence about either prevention or treatment of childhood arterial ischaemic stroke (AIS). However, drugs that regulate the immune and inflammatory response could theoretically prevent occurrence or recurrence of AIS. Additionally, as an acute treatment, they may limit the neurological damage caused by AIS. Here, we systematically review the evidence on the use of immunotherapy in childhood AIS. DESIGN: A systematic review of publications in databases Embase and Medline from inception...
November 18, 2016: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855369/effect-of-extracellular-vesicles-on-neural-functional-recovery-and-immunologic-suppression-after-rat-cerebral-apoplexy
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Beilei Hu, Songfang Chen, Ming Zou, Zhiyong He, Shengmin Shao, Baohua Liu
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have demonstrated that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can promote the recovery of neural function after cerebral apoplexy by secreting multiple cytokines. In addition, cell factor-derived extracellular vesicles play an important role in recovery of neural function. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of extracellular vesicles on neural functional recovery and brain tissue remodeling after cerebral apoplexy in a rat model. METHODS: The rat models with local ischemic stroke was established and three random groups were created...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790247/pleiotropic-meta-analyses-of-longitudinal-studies-discover-novel-genetic-variants-associated-with-age-related-diseases
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Liang He, Yelena Kernogitski, Irina Kulminskaya, Yury Loika, Konstantin G Arbeev, Elena Loiko, Olivia Bagley, Matt Duan, Arseniy Yashkin, Svetlana V Ukraintseva, Mikhail Kovtun, Anatoliy I Yashin, Alexander M Kulminski
Age-related diseases may result from shared biological mechanisms in intrinsic processes of aging. Genetic effects on age-related diseases are often modulated by environmental factors due to their little contribution to fitness or are mediated through certain endophenotypes. Identification of genetic variants with pleiotropic effects on both common complex diseases and endophenotypes may reveal potential conflicting evolutionary pressures and deliver new insights into shared genetic contribution to healthspan and lifespan...
2016: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782326/injury-site-specific-targeting-of-complement-inhibitors-for-treating-stroke
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REVIEW
Ali Alawieh, Stephen Tomlinson
Cumulative evidence indicates a role for the complement system in both pathology and recovery after ischemic stroke. Here, we review the current understanding of the dual role of complement in poststroke injury and recovery, and discuss the challenges of anti-complement therapies. Most complement directed therapeutics currently under investigation or development systemically inhibit the complement system, but since complement is important for immune surveillance and is involved in various homeostatic activities, there are potential risks associated with systemic inhibition...
November 2016: Immunological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776957/neuroimmunological-interactions-in-stroke
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M A Sotomayor-Sobrino, A Ochoa-Aguilar, L A Méndez-Cuesta, C Gómez-Acevedo
INTRODUCTION: Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in the world; its incidence is increasing due to increased life expectancy. However, treatment options for these patients are limited since no clinically effective drugs have been developed to date. DEVELOPMENT: According to clinical evidence, a number of neurochemical changes take place after stroke, including energy depletion, increased free radical synthesis, calcium accumulation, neurotransmitter imbalance, excitotoxicity, and, at a later stage, immune system activation leading to inflammation...
October 21, 2016: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774694/impact-of-adalimumab-treatment-on-cardiovascular-risk-biomarkers-in-psoriasis-results-of-a-pilot-study
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Spyridon Gkalpakiotis, Monika Arenbergerova, Petra Gkalpakioti, Jana Potockova, Petr Arenberger, Pavel Kraml
Psoriasis is a chronic systemic immune-mediated inflammatory dermatosis associated with several comorbidities. Psoriasis patients are at increased risk of developing cardiovascular diseases (CVD), namely, coronary heart disease, stroke or peripheral vascular disease, and psoriasis seems to be an independent cardiovascular risk factor. Antipsoriatic systemic therapy, especially anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, seems to exert a beneficial effect on these comorbidities. The purpose of this study was: (i) to measure the level of cardiovascular serum markers in psoriasis patients in comparison with healthy volunteers; and (ii) to compare the serum level of the same markers in patients before and 3 months after adalimumab therapy...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769639/platelets-and-infection
#11
Carsten Deppermann, Paul Kubes
The primary function of platelets is to patrol the vasculature and seal vessel breaches to limit blood loss. However, it is becoming increasingly clear that they also contribute to pathophysiological conditions like thrombosis, atherosclerosis, stroke and infection. Severe sepsis is a devastating disease that claims hundreds of thousands of lives every year in North America and is a major burden to the public health system. Platelet surface receptors like GPIb, αIIbβ3, TLR2 and TLR4 are involved in direct platelet-bacteria interactions...
October 18, 2016: Seminars in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753836/sy-05-2-progression-of-hypertensive-heart-disease-new-therapeutic-approach
#12
Masatsugu Horiuchi
Hypertensive patients have greater chances of such cardiovascular events as stroke, coronary heart disease, heart or renal failure, peripheral artery disease, and dementia. It is also well recognized that diabetes increases the cardiovascular risks in concert with hypertension. Therefore, main goals for an innovation of anti-hypertensive therapy would be to achieve further risk reduction by targeting the functional, metabolic, and structural alterations associated with hypertension. Professors Dzau and Braunwald et al proposed the concept of "the cardiovascular disease continuum" in 1991, and that hypertension may trigger the chain of events, leading to end-stage heart disease; however, this concept was quite new at that time, and there was some discussion whether "the cardiovascular disease continuum" is true or not...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733586/role-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-and-natural-killer-cells-in-uterine-artery-function-and-pregnancy-outcome-in-the-stroke-prone-spontaneously-hypertensive-rat
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Heather Yvonne Small, Ryszard Nosalski, Hannah Morgan, Elisabeth Beattie, Tomasz J Guzik, Delyth Graham, Christian Delles
Women with chronic hypertension are at increased risk of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. We have previously characterized the stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHRSP) as a model of deficient uterine artery function and adverse pregnancy outcome compared with the control Wistar-Kyoto. The activation of the immune system plays a role in hypertension and adverse pregnancy outcome. Therefore, we investigated the role of tumor necrosis factor-α in the SHRSP phenotype in an intervention study using etanercept (0...
November 2016: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733201/activation-of-the-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-hpa-axis-contributes-to-the-immunosuppression-of-mice-infected-with-angiostrongylus-cantonensis
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Ai-Ling Chen, Xi Sun, Wei Wang, Jin-Feng Liu, Xin Zeng, Jing-Fan Qiu, Xin-Jian Liu, Yong Wang
BACKGROUND: Immunosuppression has been described as a consequence of brain injury and infection by different mechanisms. Angiostrongylus cantonensis can cause injury to the central nervous system and eosinophilic meningitis to human. Both T cell and B cell immunity play an essential role in the resistance of the infection. However, whether brain injury caused by A. cantonensis infection can lead to immunosuppression is not clear. Therefore, the present study sought to observe the alteration of immune responses in mice infected with A...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730544/inflammation-and-stroke-an-overview
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REVIEW
Josef Anrather, Costantino Iadecola
The immune response to acute cerebral ischemia is a major factor in stroke pathobiology and outcome. While the immune response starts locally in occluded and hypoperfused vessels and the ischemic brain parenchyma, inflammatory mediators generated in situ propagate through the organism as a whole. This "spillover" leads to a systemic inflammatory response first, followed by immunosuppression aimed at dampening the potentially harmful proinflammatory milieu. In this overview we will outline the inflammatory cascade from its starting point in the vasculature of the ischemic brain to the systemic immune response elicited by brain ischemia...
October 2016: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27714645/the-gut-microbiome-as-therapeutic-target-in-central-nervous-system-diseases-implications-for-stroke
#16
Katarzyna Winek, Ulrich Dirnagl, Andreas Meisel
Research on commensal microbiota and its contribution to health and disease is a new and very dynamically developing field of biology and medicine. Recent experimental and clinical investigations underscore the importance of gut microbiota in the pathogenesis and course of stroke. Importantly, microbiota may influence the outcome of cerebral ischemia by modulating central nervous system antigen-specific immune responses. In this review we summarize studies linking gut microbiota with physiological function and disorders of the central nervous system...
October 6, 2016: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697435/distinct-inflammatory-responses-differentiate-cerebral-infarct-from-transient-ischaemic-attack
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Christopher W L Armstrong, Erika Bosio, Claire Neil, Simon G A Brown, Graeme J Hankey, Daniel M Fatovich
We previously reported on a 26-year-old patient who presented early during a large and eventually fatal cerebral infarct. Microarray analysis of blood samples from this patient demonstrated initially up-regulated and subsequently down-regulated Granzyme B (GzmB) expression, along with progressive up-regulation of genes for S100 calcium binding protein A12 (S100A12) and matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP-9). To confirm these findings, we investigated these parameters in patients with suspected stroke presenting within 6h of symptom onset to a single centre...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27693696/nlrp2-is-highly-expressed-in-a-mouse-model-of-ischemic-stroke
#18
Xia Sun, Xiao Song, Li Zhang, Jian Sun, Xinbing Wei, Liya Meng, Jie An
Nucleotide binding oligomerization domain (NOD)-like receptors (NLRs) are a class of cytoplasmic pattern-recognition receptors with a major role in innate immunity. Fourteen of the twenty-two human NLRs contain a pyrin domain and form the NLRP subfamily (NLRPs). Among NLRPs, NLRP2 is less well-understood in aspects of distribution and functions, especially in central nervous system (CNS). This study was the first to explore the expression of NLRP2 in central nervous system both under normal conditions and in ischemic stroke models...
October 28, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27682880/changes-in-the-cellular-immune-system-and-circulating-inflammatory-markers-of-stroke-patients
#19
Chao Jiang, Weixia Kong, Yuejuan Wang, Wendy Ziai, Qingwu Yang, Fangfang Zuo, Fangfang Li, Yali Wang, Hongwei Xu, Qian Li, Jie Yang, Hong Lu, Jiewen Zhang, Jian Wang
This study was designed to investigate dynamic changes in the cellular immune system and circulating inflammatory markers after ischemic stroke. Blood was collected from 96 patients and 99 age-matched control subjects for detection of lymphocyte subpopulations and inflammatory markers. We observed decreases in B cells, Th cells, cytotoxic T cells, and NK cells and an increase in regulatory T (Treg) cells in stroke patients on days 1, 3, and 7. Serum levels of TNF-α, C-reactive protein (CRP), IL-4, IL-6, IL-10, IL-17, IL-23, and TGF-β increased, whereas serum level of IFN-γ decreased at all time points after stroke...
September 22, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27672506/gua-sha-a-press-stroke-treatment-of-the-skin-boosts-the-immune-response-to-intradermal-vaccination
#20
Tingting Chen, Ninghua Liu, Jinxuan Liu, Xiaoying Zhang, Zhen Huang, Yuhui Zang, Jiangning Chen, Lei Dong, Junfeng Zhang, Zhi Ding
OBJECTIVE: The skin is an important immunological barrier of the body as well as an optimal route for vaccine administration. Gua Sha, which involves press-stroke treatment of the skin, is an effective folk therapy, widely accepted in East Asia, for various symptoms; however, the mechanisms underlying its therapeutic effects have not been clarified. We investigated the influence of Gua Sha on the immunological features of the skin. METHODS: Gua Sha was performed on BALB/c mice and the effects were evaluated using anatomical, histological, and cytometric methods as well as cytokine determination locally and systemically...
2016: PeerJ
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