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Tumor necrotic factor

Meysam Nasiri, Mohammad-Hossein Karimi, Negar Azarpira, Iraj Saadat
OBJECTIVES: Toll-like receptors and downstream signal transduction pathways play pivotal roles in induction of inflammation, which is crucial for liver injury and regeneration. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using a mouse model of partial hepatic ischemia-reperfusion injury followed by a 28-day time course for liver repair and regeneration, we assessed gene expression levels for Toll-like receptors, myeloid differentiation primary response 88, TIR-domain-containing adapter-inducing interferon-β, nuclear factor κB, interferon regulatory factors, tumor necrosis factor-α, and interleukins 1β and 6 at days 1, 4, 7, 14, and 28 after reperfusion in liver and blood cells by quantitative polymerase chain reaction...
March 9, 2018: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
Eduardo Fernández-Martínez, Maribel Jiménez-Santana, Mónica Centeno-Álvarez, Jose Martín Torres-Valencia, Mineko Shibayama, Raquel Cariño-Cortés
Background: Drugs for the treatment of liver diseases are scarce and not effective enough. Some species of the genus Cirsium possess hepatoprotective activity. There are no studies on the hepatoprotective effects of nonpolar extracts from inflorescences of thistles Cirsium vulgare and Cirsium ehrenbergii , and there are few reports on their chemical composition. Objective: The aim is to obtain the hexane extract from inflorescences of both thistles and to identify preliminarily their main chemical component, and to evaluate the hepatoprotective properties of the extracts...
January 2018: Pharmacognosy Magazine
Xin Tan, Aizhang Xu, Tuo Zhao, Qin Zhao, Jun Zhang, Cuihong Fan, Yulin Deng, Andrew Freywald, Harald Genth, Jim Xiang
Simulated microgravity (SMG) was reported to affect tumor cell proliferation and metastasis. However, the underlying mechanism is elusive. In this study, we demonstrate that clinostat-modelled SMG reduces BL6-10 melanoma cell proliferation, adhesion and invasiveness in vitro and decreases tumor lung metastasis in vivo. It down-regulates metastasis-related integrin α6β4, MMP9 and Met72 molecules. SMG significantly reduces formation of focal adhesions and activation of focal adhesion kinase (FAK) and Rho family proteins (RhoA, Rac1 and Cdc42) and of mTORC1 kinase, but activates AMPK and ULK1 kinases...
February 28, 2018: Scientific Reports
Lian Shanshan, Shi Feng, Wei Kaikai, Zhang Yijun, Liu Huiming, Xie Chuanmiao
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: This study aims to investigate the value of intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM)-derived parameters for early evaluation of the efficiency of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) treatment for rabbit liver VX2 tumor. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighteen rabbit liver VX2 tumor models were constructed, and computed tomography-guided RFA was performed. One day before and 7 days after RFA, 18 models underwent magnetic resonance imaging, including contrast-enhanced imaging and IVIM diffusion-weighted imaging with 16 b-factors (0-1000 s/mm2 )...
February 22, 2018: Academic Radiology
Ahmadreza Ghaffarizadeh, Randy Heiland, Samuel H Friedman, Shannon M Mumenthaler, Paul Macklin
Many multicellular systems problems can only be understood by studying how cells move, grow, divide, interact, and die. Tissue-scale dynamics emerge from systems of many interacting cells as they respond to and influence their microenvironment. The ideal "virtual laboratory" for such multicellular systems simulates both the biochemical microenvironment (the "stage") and many mechanically and biochemically interacting cells (the "players" upon the stage). PhysiCell-physics-based multicellular simulator-is an open source agent-based simulator that provides both the stage and the players for studying many interacting cells in dynamic tissue microenvironments...
February 23, 2018: PLoS Computational Biology
Yimin Chen, Aloka Patel, Paula P Meier, Giamila Fantuzzi
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of digested whole human milk (HM; first sample available after birth from mothers of premature infants) on inflammation, oxidative stress, and cytotoxicity in Caco-2 human intestinal epithelial cells stimulated with lipopolysaccharides or tumor necrosis factor (TNF) to mimic the potential in vivo insults facing the premature infant's gastrointestinal tract. METHODS: Fully differentiated Caco-2 cells were exposed to digested HM (n = 10; samples from 10 different individuals) before stimulation with lipopolysaccharides, TNF, or no stimulation overnight...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Yasuhiro Maruoka, Tadanobu Nagaya, Kazuhide Sato, Fusa Ogata, Shuhei Okuyama, Peter L Choyke, Hisataka Kobayashi
Near infrared photoimmunotherapy (NIR-PIT) is a new target-cell specific cancer treatment that induces highly selective necrotic/immunogenic cell death after systemic administration of a photo-absorber antibody conjugate and subsequent NIR light exposure. However, the depth of NIR light penetration in tissue (approximately 2 centimeters) with external light sources, limits the therapeutic effects of NIR-PIT. Interstitial light exposure using cylindrical diffusing optical fibers can overcome this limitation...
February 16, 2018: Molecular Pharmaceutics
Jie Zhou, Mengbin Qin, Huilin Wang, Jiaping He, Hongzong Fu, Huirong Shi, Zhihai Liang, Guodu Tang
Ghrelin influences pancreatic endocrine and exocrine functions, regulates intracellular calcium [Ca2+]i levels, and has an anti-inflammatory role in acute pancreatitis. This study investigated the role of endogenous ghrelin in the expression of Cav 1.2 (L-type of Ca2+ channel) and Cav 2.2 (N-type of Ca2+ channel) in acute pancreatitis. For this purpose, acute edematous pancreatitis (AEP) and acute necrotizing pancreatitis (ANP) rat models were established. Cav 1.2 and Cav 2.2 expression was assessed by immunohistochemistry in the pancreatic tissues of rats; ghrelin, interleukin-1β (IL-1β) and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) serum levels were detected using ELISA...
February 13, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Kazuhide Shimamatsu, Yoshiki Naito, Yutaro Mihara, Masamichi Nakayama, Masahiko Tanigawa, Yushi Abe, Ken Nakamura, Toshihiro Araki, Kenji Sakata, Kazunori Noguchi, Jun Akiba, Hirohisa Yano, Osamu Nakashima
The present case study documents an autopsy case of granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF)-producing mucinous cystic neoplasm (MCN), with an associated invasive carcinoma of the pancreas. A 65-year-old woman presented to Omuta City Hospital (Omuta Japan) with a primary complaint of abdominal pain. Multiple liver nodules and a pancreatic cyst were detected upon abdominal computed tomography. Initially, liver abscess was suspected as the patient exhibited leukocytosis and elevated C-reactive protein level...
February 2018: Oncology Letters
Yuanyuan Wu, Yujing Shao, Bochen Song, Wenrui Zhen, Zhong Wang, Yuming Guo, Muhammad Suhaib Shahid, Wei Nie
Background: The poultry industry is in need of effective antibiotic alternatives to control outbreaks of necrotic enteritis (NE) due to Clostridium perfringens. Methods: This study was conducted to investigate the effects of feeding Bacillus coagulans on the growth performance and gut health of broiler chickens with C. perfringens-induced NE. Two hundred and forty 1-day-old broiler chicks were randomly assigned to a 2 × 2 factorial arrangement with two dietary B...
2018: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
Tom T P Seijkens, Claudia M van Tiel, Pascal J H Kusters, Dorothee Atzler, Oliver Soehnlein, Barbara Zarzycka, Suzanne A B M Aarts, Marnix Lameijer, Marion J Gijbels, Linda Beckers, Myrthe den Toom, Bram Slütter, Johan Kuiper, Johan Duchene, Maria Aslani, Remco T A Megens, Cornelis van 't Veer, Gijs Kooij, Roy Schrijver, Marten A Hoeksema, Louis Boon, Francois Fay, Jun Tang, Samantha Baxter, Aldo Jongejan, Perry D Moerland, Gert Vriend, Boris Bleijlevens, Edward A Fisher, Raphael Duivenvoorden, Norbert Gerdes, Menno P J de Winther, Gerry A Nicolaes, Willem J M Mulder, Christian Weber, Esther Lutgens
BACKGROUND: Disrupting the costimulatory CD40-CD40L dyad reduces atherosclerosis, but can result in immune suppression. The authors recently identified small molecule inhibitors that block the interaction between CD40 and tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated factor (TRAF) 6 (TRAF-STOPs), while leaving CD40-TRAF2/3/5 interactions intact, thereby preserving CD40-mediated immunity. OBJECTIVES: This study evaluates the potential of TRAF-STOP treatment in atherosclerosis...
February 6, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Zhaohui Li, Lei Sheng
To study the significance of dynamic evolution of serum tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), interleukin 6 (IL-6) and intestinal fatty acid-binding protein (I-FABP) levels in neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). A total of 45 NEC child patients, 45 non-NEC child patients and 45 healthy newborns were enrolled. After the day age, weight, gestational week and delivery mode were matched, the serum TNF-α, IL-6 and I-FABP levels at 6, 24 and 72 h after admission were measured via ELISA method, and their correlations with prognosis were analyzed...
February 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Masashi Tachibana
 Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) accumulate under pathological conditions, including cancer and chronic inflammation, and they suppress various immune responses such as T cell proliferation. Although several inflammatory signals enhance the differentiation and/or function of MDSCs, it is not clear which factors regulate their differentiation and immunosuppressive function. It has been highlighted that damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) play important roles in the induction of inflammation...
2018: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
H L Rocha, R C Almeida, E A B F Lima, A C M Resende, J T Oden, T E Yankeelov
Cancer results from a complex interplay of different biological, chemical, and physical phenomena that span a wide range of time and length scales. Computational modeling may help to unfold the role of multiple evolving factors that exist and interact in the tumor microenvironment. Understanding these complex multiscale interactions is a crucial step towards predicting cancer growth and in developing effective therapies. We integrate different modeling approaches in a multiscale, avascular, hybrid tumor growth model encompassing tissue, cell, and sub-cell scales...
January 2018: Mathematical Models & Methods in Applied Sciences: M3AS
Taizo Wada, Tomoko Toma, Hanae Miyazawa, Eiko Koizumi, Tetsujiro Shirahashi, Yusuke Matsuda, Akihiro Yachie
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated T- or natural killer (NK)-cell lymphoproliferative disease (LPD) is a heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by chronic proliferation of EBV-infected lymphocytes. Patients may present with severe skin manifestations, including hypersensitivity to mosquito bites (HMB) and hydroa vacciniforme (HV)-like eruption, which are characterized by blister formation and necrotic ulceration. Skin biopsy specimens show inflammatory reactions comprising EBV-infected lymphocytes...
January 20, 2018: Journal of Dermatology
Takao Sato, Yoshifusa Aizawa, Sho Yuasa, Shohei Kishi, Koichi Fuse, Satoshi Fujita, Yoshio Ikeda, Hitoshi Kitazawa, Minoru Takahashi, Masahito Sato, Masaaki Okabe
BACKGROUND: Glycosuria produced by sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors is associated with weight loss. SGLT-2 inhibitors reportedly might reduce the occurrence of cardiovascular events. Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is a pathogenic fat depot that may be associated with coronary atherosclerosis. The present study evaluated the relationship between an SGLT-2 inhibitor (dapagliflozin) and EAT volume. METHODS: In 40 diabetes mellitus patients with coronary artery disease (10 women and 30 men; mean age of all 40 patients was 67...
January 4, 2018: Cardiovascular Diabetology
M Z Liu, J J Wang, Z H Fu, Y C Li, Z Y Jiang, W Sun, G H Guo, F Zhu
Objective: To investigate the effects of non-muscle myosin ⅡA (NMⅡA) silenced bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) on the lung damage of rats at early stage of smoke inhalation injury. Methods: Forty Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into control, simple injury, NMⅡA-BMSCs, and BMSCs groups according to the completely random method, with 10 rats in each group. Rats in control group inhaled air normally, while rats in the latter 3 groups inhaled smoke to reproduce model of smoke inhalation injury...
December 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
Oleg Gluz, Ulrike Nitz, Cornelia Liedtke, Matthias Christgen, Eva-Maria Grischke, Helmut Forstbauer, Michael Braun, Mathias Warm, John Hackmann, Christoph Uleer, Bahriye Aktas, Claudia Schumacher, Nikola Bangemann, Christoph Lindner, Sherko Kuemmel, Michael Clemens, Jochem Potenberg, Peter Staib, Andreas Kohls, Raquel von Schumann, Ronald Kates, Ronald Kates, Johannes Schumacher, Rachel Wuerstlein, Hans Heinrich Kreipe, Nadia Harbeck
Background: Pathological complete response (pCR) is associated with improved prognosis in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). The optimal chemotherapy regimen is unclear. Weekly nab-paclitaxel vs conventional paclitaxel or addition of carboplatin to anthracycline-taxane results in higher pCR rates with uncertain survival impact. We evaluated carboplatin vs gemcitabine with a nab-paclitaxel backbone as a short 12-week A-free regimen with a focus on early response. Methods: Patients with TNBC (estrogen receptor/progesterone receptor < 1%, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative, cT1c-cT4c, cN0/+) were randomly assigned to A: nab-paclitaxel 125 mg/m2/gemcitabine 1000 mg/m2 d1,8 three times weekly (q3w); vs B: nab-paclitaxel 125 mg/m2/carboplatin AUC2 day 1,8 q3w...
December 8, 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Amanda Ikegami, Luiz Felipe S Teixeira, Marina S Braga, Matheus Henrique Dos S Dias, Eduardo C Lopes, Maria Helena Bellini
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) accounts for approximately 2-3% of human malignancies and is the most aggressive among urologic tumors. Biological heterogeneity, drug resistance and chemotherapy side effects are the biggest obstacles to the effective treatment of RCC. The NF-кB transcription factor is one of several molecules identified to be responsible for the aggressive phenotype of this tumor. In the past decade, several studies have demonstrated the activation of NF-kB in RCC, and many implicated NF-κB1 (p50) as an important molecule in tumor progression and metastasis...
December 1, 2017: Oncology Research
Conrad V Fernandez, Elizabeth A Mullen, Yueh-Yun Chi, Peter F Ehrlich, Elizabeth J Perlman, John A Kalapurakal, Geetika Khanna, Arnold C Paulino, Thomas E Hamilton, Kenneth W Gow, Zelig Tochner, Fredric A Hoffer, Janice S Withycombe, Robert C Shamberger, Yeonil Kim, James I Geller, James R Anderson, Paul E Grundy, Jeffrey S Dome
Background The National Wilms Tumor Study (NWTS) approach to treating stage III favorable-histology Wilms tumor (FHWT) is Regimen DD4A (vincristine, dactinomycin, and doxorubicin) and radiation therapy. Further risk stratification is required to improve outcomes and reduce late effects. We evaluated clinical and biologic variables for patients with stage III FHWT without combined loss of heterozygosity (LOH) at chromosomes 1p and 16q treated in the Children's Oncology Group protocol AREN0532. Methods From October 2006 to August 2013, 588 prospectively treated, centrally reviewed patients with stage III FHWT were treated with Regimen DD4A and radiation therapy...
January 20, 2018: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
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