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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747838/evaluation-of-nasal-fluid-%C3%AE-defensin-2-levels-in-children-with-allergic-rhinitis
#1
Fatih Dilek, Özkaya Emin, Bilge Gültepe, Mebrure Yazıcı, Erkan Çakır, Ahmet Hakan Gedik
AIM: Knowledge about the role of the innate immune system in the pathogenesis of allergic diseases has been expanding in recent years. Defensins are antimicrobial peptides that are components of the innate immune system. Defensins have strong efficacy against bacterial, viral, and fungal infections. Moreover, they have regulatory functions in many physiologic processes such as antitumoral immunity, chemotaxis, inflammation, and wound healing. In this study, we aimed to investigate β-defensin 2 levels in the nasal fluids of children with allergic rhinitis...
June 2017: Türk Pediatri Arşivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745641/automated-analysis-of-a-nematode-population-based-chemosensory-preference-assay
#2
Cynthia M Chai, Christopher J Cronin, Paul W Sternberg
The nematode, Caenorhabditis elegans' compact nervous system of only 302 neurons underlies a diverse repertoire of behaviors. To facilitate the dissection of the neural circuits underlying these behaviors, the development of robust and reproducible behavioral assays is necessary. Previous C. elegans behavioral studies have used variations of a "drop test", a "chemotaxis assay", and a "retention assay" to investigate the response of C. elegans to soluble compounds. The method described in this article seeks to combine the complementary strengths of the three aforementioned assays...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745538/sinorhizobium-meliloti-chemotaxis-to-multiple-amino-acids-is-mediated-by-the-chemoreceptor-mcpu
#3
Benjamin A Webb, K Karl Compton, Julia S Martin Del Campo, Doris Taylor, Pablo Sobrado, Birgit E Scharf
The legume symbiont Sinorhizobium meliloti is chemoattracted to compounds exuded by germinating seeds of its host alfalfa. This response is mainly mediated by the S. meliloti chemoreceptor McpU. McpU also has a prominent contribution in sensing a synthetic amino acid (aa) mixture mimicking the amounts and composition observed in seed exudate. Here, we used the hydrogel capillary assay to quantify chemotactic responses of S. meliloti to individual aa exuded by germinating alfalfa seeds and to define the role of McpU in this behavior...
July 26, 2017: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744982/mcp-aer-cheb-and-chev-contribute-to-the-regulation-of-vibrio-alginolyticus-nd-01-adhesion-under-gradients-of-environmental-factors
#4
Lixing Huang, Lu Wang, Xiangzhi Lin, Yongquan Su, Yingxue Qin, Wendi Kong, Lingmin Zhao, Xiaojin Xu, Qingpi Yan
Adhesion is a key virulence factor of pathogens and can be affected by the environment. Our previously research with RNA-seq indicated that mcp, aer, cheB, and cheV might play roles in the regulation of adhesion in Vibrio alginolyticus (ND-01). In order to determine whether and how environmental factors affect adhesion through these genes, gene silencing was performed followed by quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR), RNAi, transmission electron microscopy, and adhesion, capillary, and motility assays to verify how these genes influence adhesion...
July 25, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743655/negative-chemotaxis-of-ralstonia-pseudosolanacearum-to-maleate-and-identification-of-the-maleate-chemosensory-protein
#5
Mattana Tunchai, Akiko Hida, Shota Oku, Yutaka Nakashimada, Toshiyuki Nikata, Takahisa Tajima, Junichi Kato
Ralstonia pseudosolanacearum Ps29 was repelled by maleate. Screening of a complete collection of Ps29 single-methyl-accepting chemotaxis protein (mcp) gene mutants identified the RSp0303 homolog (McpP) as a chemotaxis sensor mediating negative chemotaxis to maleate. Interestingly, the mcpP-deletion mutant was attracted to maleate, indicating that this bacterium expresses a MCP(s) for both positive and negative chemotaxis to maleate. We constructed a Ps29 derivative (designated POC14) harboring deletions in 14 individual mcp genes, including mcpP, to characterize McpP...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743568/phospholipase-a2-inhibitor-from-crotalus-durissus-terrificus-rattlesnake-effects-on-human-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-and-human-neutrophils-cells
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Caroline V Xavier, Sulamita da S Setúbal, Fabianne Lacouth-Silva, Adriana S Pontes, Neriane M Nery, Onassis Boeri de Castro, Carla F C Fernandes, Andreimar M Soares, Consuelo L Fortes-Dias, Juliana P Zuliani
Crotalus Neutralizing Factor (CNF) is an inhibitor of phospholipase A2 (PLA2), present in the blood plasma of Crotalus durissus terrificus snake. This inhibitor neutralizes the lethal and enzymatic activity of crotoxin, the main neurotoxin from this venom. In this study, we investigated the effects of CNF on the functionality of human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and human neutrophils. The following parameters were evaluated: viability and proliferation, chemotaxis, cytokines and LTB4 production, cytosolic PLA2s activity, myeloperoxidase (MPO) and superoxide anion (O2(-)) production...
July 22, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742927/a-new-model-for-netrin1-in-commissural-axon-guidance
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REVIEW
Daniel Morales
Now-classic experiments characterized netrin1 as a major player in commissural axon guidance in the spinal cord. The data suggest a chemotactic model in which netrin1 expression in the floor plate forms a concentration gradient that attracts commissural axons. New research published independently in Neuron and in Nature tests this model by deleting netrin1 specifically in the floor plate. Surprisingly, these conditional mutant mice have no overt commissure defects. The authors report that netrin1 decorates the pial surface of the spinal cord and hindbrain, likely deposited by radial processes of progenitor cells in the ventricular zone...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737764/paired-related-homeobox-protein-1-regulates-pdgf-induced-chemotaxis-of-hepatic-stellate-cells-in-liver-fibrosis
#8
Jin Gong, Jian Han, Jiayi He, Jingmei Liu, Ping Han, Yunwu Wang, Mengke Li, Dongxiao Li, Xiangming Ding, Zhipeng Du, Jiazhi Liao, Dean Tian
Activation of the platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)/PDGF beta receptor (PDGFβR) axis has a critical role in liver fibrosis. However, the mechanisms that regulate the PDGF signaling are yet to be elucidated. The present study demonstrates that paired related homeobox protein 1 (Prrx1) is involved in PDGF-dependent hepatic stellate cell (HSCs) migration via modulation of the expression of metalloproteinases MMP2 and MMP9. PDGF elevated the level of Prrx1 through the activation of ERK/Sp1 and PI3K/Akt/Ets1 pathways...
July 24, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737761/glutamate-receptor-like-channels-are-essential-for-chemotaxis-and-reproduction-in-mosses
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Carlos Ortiz-Ramírez, Erwan Michard, Alexander A Simon, Daniel S C Damineli, Marcela Hernández-Coronado, Jörg D Becker, José A Feijó
Glutamate receptors are well characterized channels that mediate cell-to-cell communication during neurotransmission in animals. Nevertheless, information regarding their functional role in organisms without nervous systems is still limited. In plants, Glutamate Receptor-like (GLR) genes have been implicated in defence against pathogens, reproduction, control of stomata aperture and light signal transduction(1-5). However, the numerous GLR genes present in angiosperm genomes (20 to 70)(6) has prevented the observation of strong phenotypes in loss-of-function mutants...
July 24, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730407/venous-thromboembolism-thrombosis-inflammation-and-immunothrombosis-for-clinicians
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REVIEW
Eduardo Vazquez-Garza, Carlos Jerjes-Sanchez, Aline Navarrete, Jorge Joya-Harrison, David Rodriguez
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a worldwide disease related with mortality, cardiovascular disability, impaired quality of life and, cause major long-term complications. Clinicians related to the acute and long-term patients care must be involved in the molecular mechanisms of thrombosis. The vessel wall and its inner lining of the endothelium are critical to the maintenance of a patent vasculature. After endothelial disruption, collagen (first line of endothelial defense) and intravascular tissue factor (second line of endothelial defense) are exposed to blood flow, starting the formation of a thrombus...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730145/prokaryotic-rna-associated-to-bacterial-viability-induces-polymorphonuclear-neutrophil-activation
#11
Nahuel Rodriguez-Rodrigues, Luis A Castillo, Verónica I Landoni, Daiana Martire-Greco, M Ayelén Milillo, Paula Barrionuevo, Gabriela C Fernández
Polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMN) are the first cellular line of antibacterial host defense. They sense pathogens through recognition of pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) by innate pattern recognition receptors, such as Toll-like receptors (TLR). The aim of this study was to investigate whether PMN sense bacterial viability and explore which viability factor could be involved in this phenomenon. For this purpose, different functions were evaluated in isolated human PMN using live Escherichia coli (Ec) and heat-killed Ec (HK-Ec)...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729859/transcriptomic-insight-in-the-control-of-legume-root-secondary-infection-by-the-sinorhizobium-meliloti-transcriptional-regulator-clr
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Lan Zou, Amandine Gastebois, Céline Mathieu-Demazière, Fernando Sorroche, Catherine Masson-Boivin, Jacques Batut, Anne-Marie Garnerone
The cAMP-dependent transcriptional regulator Clr of Sinorhizobium meliloti regulates the overall number of infection events on Medicago roots by a so-far unknown mechanism requiring smc02178, a Clr-target gene of unknown function. In order to shed light on the mode of action of Clr on infection and potentially reveal additional biological functions for Clr, we inventoried genomic Clr target genes by transcriptome profiling. We have found that Clr positively controls the synthesis of cAMP-dependent succinoglycan as well as the expression of genes involved in the synthesis of a so-far unknown polysaccharide compound...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729628/a-new-approach-for-ratiometric-in-vivo-calcium-imaging-of-microglia
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Bianca Brawek, Yajie Liang, Daria Savitska, Kaizhen Li, Natalie Fomin-Thunemann, Yury Kovalchuk, Elizabeta Zirdum, Johan Jakobsson, Olga Garaschuk
Microglia, resident immune cells of the brain, react to the presence of pathogens/danger signals with a large repertoire of functional responses including morphological changes, proliferation, chemotaxis, production/release of cytokines, and phagocytosis. In vitro studies suggest that many of these effector functions are Ca(2+)-dependent, but our knowledge about in vivo Ca(2+) signalling in microglia is rudimentary. This is mostly due to technical reasons, as microglia largely resisted all attempts of in vivo labelling with Ca(2+) indicators...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726396/potent-anti-inflammatory-and-antiadipogenic-properties-of-bamboo-sasa-coreana-nakai-leaves-extract-and-its-major-constituent-flavonoids
#14
Ji Hye Yang, Moon-Hee Choi, Seung Hwa Yang, Sam Seok Cho, Su Jung Park, Hyun-Jae Shin, Sung Hwan Ki
The pro-inflammatory response and recruitment of macrophages into adipose tissue contribute to metabolic dysfunction. Here, we reported the anti-inflammatory and antiadipogenic effects of the methanol (MeOH) extract and ethyl acetate (EtOAc) fraction of bamboo leaf and its molecular mechanism in RAW264.7 cells and 3T3-L1 adipocytes, respectively. Functional macrophage migration assays also were performed. Surprisingly, the EtOAc fraction of MeOH extracts from native Korean plant species Sasa coreana Nakai (SCN) has shown potent anti-inflammatory properties; SCN pretreatment inhibited nitric oxide (NO) production (p < 0...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717879/comparison-of-the-effect-of-activated-or-non-activated-prp-in-various-concentrations-on-osteoblast-and-fibroblast-cell-line-proliferation
#15
Surena Vahabi, Zahra Yadegari, Hossein Mohammad-Rahimi
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) contains growth factors which positively affect cell proliferation, cell differentiation, chemotaxis and intracellular matrix synthesis. All these processes are involved in wound healing and tissue regeneration; thus, PRP as a source of growth factors can be used in periodontal regenerative therapies. The purpose of the present study was to assess the effect of various concentrations of activated and non-activated PRP on proliferation of osteoblasts and fibroblasts in vitro. PRP was obtained from three healthy volunteers...
July 17, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717028/the-norepinephrine-metabolite-3-4-dihydroxymandelic-acid-is-produced-by-the-commensal-microbiota-and-promotes-chemotaxis-and-virulence-gene-expression-in-enterohemorrhagic-escherichia-coli
#16
Nitesh Sule, Sasi Pasupuleti, Nandita Kohli, Rani Menon, Lawrence J Dangott, Michael D Manson, Arul Jayaraman
Enterohemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) is a commonly occuring foodborne pathogen responsible for numerous multistate outbreaks in the US. It is known to infect the host gastrointestinal tract, specifically in locations associated with lymphoid tissue. These niches serve as sources of enteric neurotransmitters such as epinephrine and norepinephrine that are known to increase virulence in several pathogens, including enterohemorrhagic E. coli The mechanisms that allow pathogens to target these niches are poorly understood...
July 17, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716897/mcpip1-downregulation-in-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma-promotes-vascularization-and-metastatic-progression
#17
Paulina Marona, Judyta Górka, Zofia Mazurek, Waclaw Wilk, Janusz Rys, Marcin Majka, Jolanta Jura, Katarzyna Miekus
<p>Clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) is the most common type of kidney cancer and it forms highly vascularized tumors. The monocyte endoribonuclease MCPIP1 negatively regulates inflammation by degrading mRNA encoding proinflammatory cytokines, such as IL-6, IL-1 and IL-12. MCPIP1 is also a negative regulator of NFκB and AP1 activity and it influences a broad range of miRNA activities. Here we report that MCPIP1 protein levels are decreased during renal cancer progression. In patient-derived tumors, and xenografts established in NOD-SCID or nude mice, low MCPIP1 levels correlated strongly with increased proliferation, tumor outgrowth and vascularity...
July 17, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716707/non-oxidizable-hmgb1-induces-cardiac-fibroblasts-migration-via-cxcr4-in-a-cxcl12-independent-manner-and-worsens-tissue-remodeling-after-myocardial-infarction
#18
Stefania Di Maggio, Giuseppina Milano, Francesco De Marchis, Alessandro D'Ambrosio, Matteo Bertolotti, Blanca Soler Palacios, Ileana Badi, Elena Sommariva, Giulio Pompilio, Maurizio C Capogrossi, Angela Raucci
Myocardial infarction (MI) is a major health burden worldwide. Extracellular High mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) regulates tissue healing after injuries. The reduced form of HMGB1 (fr-HMGB1) exerts chemotactic activity by binding CXCL12 through CXCR4, while the disulfide form, (ds-HMGB1), induces cytokines expression by TLR4. Here, we assessed the role of HMGB1 redox forms and the non-oxidizable mutant (3S) on human cardiac fibroblast (hcFbs) functions and cardiac remodeling after infarction. Among HMGB1 receptors, hcFbs express CXCR4...
July 14, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713901/protective-effects-of-marrubiin-improve-endometriosis-through-suppression-of-the-expression-of-rantes
#19
Xiao-Hong Sun
Marrubiin can improve blood and lymph microcirculation disturbance, and has pharmacological effects in myocardial protection, anti‑inflammation and anti‑oxidation. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the protective effects of marrubiin on endometriosis through suppression of the expression of regulated on activation, normal T cell expressed and secreted (RANTES). Endometriotic cells were implanted into the peritoneal cavity of mice, and these mice were injected estradiol benzoate (30 µg/kg) once each day for 14 days...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713774/epic-immune-battles-of-history-neutrophils-vs-staphylococcus-aureus
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REVIEW
Fermin E Guerra, Timothy R Borgogna, Delisha M Patel, Eli W Sward, Jovanka M Voyich
Neutrophils are the most abundant leukocytes in human blood and the first line of defense after bacteria have breached the epithelial barriers. After migration to a site of infection, neutrophils engage and expose invading microorganisms to antimicrobial peptides and proteins, as well as reactive oxygen species, as part of their bactericidal arsenal. Ideally, neutrophils ingest bacteria to prevent damage to surrounding cells and tissues, kill invading microorganisms with antimicrobial mechanisms, undergo programmed cell death to minimize inflammation, and are cleared away by macrophages...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
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