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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803958/identification-and-characterization-of-lymph-organ-micrornas-in-red-swamp-crayfish-procambarus-clarkii-infected-with-white-spot-syndrome-virus
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Zhi-Qiang Du, Xiao-Yun Leng, Xiu-Li Shen, Yan-Hui Jin, Xin-Cang Li
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) were important post-transcriptional regulators and played vital roles in innate immunity system of invertebrates, especially in the aspect of antivirus. In this study, using high-throughput small RNAs Illumina sequencing system, differently expressed miRNAs (DEMs) from lymph organs in red swamp crayfish, Procambarus clarkii, infected with white spot syndrome virus, were identified. As a result, 32 known miRNAs and 7 novel miRNAs were identified in crayfish lymph organ small RNAs library of NG and WG...
August 10, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799643/sebocytes-contribute-to-skin-inflammation-by-promoting-the-differentiation-of-th17-cells
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M Mattii, M Lovászi, N Garzorz, A Atenhan, M Quaranta, F Lauffer, A Konstantinow, M Küpper, C C Zouboulis, L Kemeny, K Eyerich, C B Schmidt-Weber, D Törőcsik, S Eyerich
BACKGROUND: The main function of sebocytes is considered to be the lipid production for moisturizing the skin. However, it became recently apparent that sebocytes release chemokines and cytokines and respond to pro-inflammatory stimuli as well as presence of bacteria. OBJECTIVES: To analyze the functional communication between human sebocytes and T cells. METHODS: Immunofluorescence stainings for CD4 and IL-17 were performed on acne sections and healthy skin...
August 11, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790198/neutrophil-activation-of-endothelial-cell-expressed-trpm2-mediates-transendothelial-neutrophil-migration-and-vascular-injury
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Manish Mittal, Saroj Nepal, Yoshikazu Tsukasaki, Claudie M Hecquet, Dheeraj Soni, Jalees Rehman, Chinnaswamy Tiruppathi, Asrar B Malik
Rationale: TRPM2 (Transient Receptor Potential Melastatin-2) expressed in endothelial cells (ECs) is a cation channel mediating Ca(2+) entry in response to intracellular generation of adenosine diphosphoribose (ADPR), the TRPM2 ligand. Objective: Because polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMN) interaction with endothelial cells (ECs) generates ROS, we addressed the possible role of TRPM2 expressed in ECs in the mechanism of transendothelial migration of PMNs. Methods and Results: We observed defective PMN transmigration in response to LPS challenge in adult mice in which the EC expressed TRPM2 is conditionally deleted (Trpm2(iΔEC) )...
August 8, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780154/chemokines-as-new-inflammatory-players-in-the-pathogenesis-of-epilepsy
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Chiara Cerri, Matteo Caleo, Yuri Bozzi
A large series of clinical and experimental studies supports a link between inflammation and epilepsy, indicating that inflammatory processes within the brain are important contributors to seizure recurrence and precipitation. Systemic inflammation can precipitate seizures in children suffering from epileptic encephalopathies, and hallmarks of a chronic inflammatory state have been found in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy. Research performed on animal models of epilepsy further corroborates the idea that seizures upregulate inflammatory mediators, which in turn may enhance brain excitability and neuronal degeneration...
July 27, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771176/regulation-of-chemokine-function-the-roles-of-gag-binding-and-post-translational-nitration
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REVIEW
Sarah Thompson, Beatriz Martínez-Burgo, Krishna Mohan Sepuru, Krishna Rajarathnam, John A Kirby, Neil S Sheerin, Simi Ali
The primary function of chemokines is to direct the migration of leukocytes to the site of injury during inflammation. The effects of chemokines are modulated by several means, including binding to G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs), binding to glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), and through post-translational modifications (PTMs). GAGs, present on cell surfaces, bind chemokines released in response to injury. Chemokines bind leukocytes via their GPCRs, which directs migration and contributes to local inflammation...
August 3, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768817/cxcr4-specific-nanobodies-as-potential-therapeutics-for-whim-syndrome
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Raymond H de Wit, Raimond Heukers, Hendrik Brink, Angela Arsova, David Maussang, Pasquale Cutolo, Beatrijs Strubbe, Henry Vischer, Francoise Bachelerie, Martine J Smit
WHIM syndrome is a rare congenital immunodeficiency disease, named after its main clinical manifestations: Warts, Hypogammaglobulinemia, Infections and Myelokathexis. The disease is primarily caused by C-terminal truncation mutations of the chemokine receptor CXCR4. Consequently, these CXCR4-WHIM mutants have a gain of function in response to its ligand CXCL12, which results in abnormal leukocyte migration and thereby immune system dysfunctions. Treatment of WHIM patients currently consists of symptom relief, leading to unsatisfactory clinical responses...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768728/extracellular-micrornas-induce-potent-innate-immune-responses-via-tlr7-myd88-dependent-mechanisms
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Yan Feng, Lin Zou, Dan Yan, Hongliang Chen, Ganqiong Xu, Wenling Jian, Ping Cui, Wei Chao
Tissue ischemia, such as transient myocardial ischemia, leads to release of cellular RNA including microRNA(miRNA) into the circulation and extracellular (ex-) space, but the biological function of the ex-RNA is poorly understood. We recently reported that cardiac RNA of both human and rodent origins induced cytokine production and immune cell activation. However, the identity of the ex-RNA responsible for the proinflammatory effect remains unclear. In the current study, using an miRNA array, we profiled the plasma miRNAs 4 h after transient myocardial ischemia (45 min) or sham procedure...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765077/resolution-of-vascular-injury-specialized-lipid-mediators-and-their-evolving-therapeutic-implications
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REVIEW
Bian Wu, Giorgio Mottola, Melinda Schaller, Gilbert R Upchurch, Michael S Conte
Acute vascular injury occurs in a number of important clinical contexts, including spontaneous disease-related events (e.g. plaque rupture, thrombosis) and therapeutic interventions such as angioplasty, stenting, or bypass surgery. Endothelial cell (EC) disruption exposes the underlying matrix, leading to a rapid deposition of platelets, coagulation proteins, and leukocytes. A thrombo-inflammatory response ensues characterized by leukocyte recruitment, vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) activation, and the elaboration of cytokines, reactive oxygen species and growth factors within the vessel wall...
August 3, 2017: Molecular Aspects of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763992/nutraceutical-potential-of-byrsonima-cydoniifolia-fruits-based-on-chemical-composition-anti-inflammatory-and-antihyperalgesic-activities
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Vanessa Samúdio Dos Santos, Thalita Vieira Nascimento, Josyelen Lousada Felipe, Amanda Galdi Boaretto, Geraldo Alves Damasceno-Junior, Denise Brentan Silva, Mônica Cristina Toffoli-Kadri, Carlos Alexandre Carollo
In recent years, the fruits of native Brazilian plant species with anti-inflammatory property have gained prominence due to their properties comparable to traditional medicines. This study aimed to chemically characterize and evaluate the anti-inflammatory and antihyperalgesic activity of Byrsonima cydoniifolia fruit, which is widely used to manufacture ice cream and jellies. Our results revealed that the fruit exhibits flavonoid derivatives and stilbenes, as trans-piceatannol and resveratrol, as main secondary metabolites...
December 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762187/the-choroid-plexus-is-a-key-cerebral-invasion-route-for-t-cells-after-stroke
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Gemma Llovera, Corinne Benakis, Gaby Enzmann, Ruiyao Cai, Thomas Arzberger, Alireza Ghasemigharagoz, Xiang Mao, Rainer Malik, Ivana Lazarevic, Sabine Liebscher, Ali Ertürk, Lilja Meissner, Denis Vivien, Christof Haffner, Nikolaus Plesnila, Joan Montaner, Britta Engelhardt, Arthur Liesz
Neuroinflammation contributes substantially to stroke pathophysiology. Cerebral invasion of peripheral leukocytes-particularly T cells-has been shown to be a key event promoting inflammatory tissue damage after stroke. While previous research has focused on the vascular invasion of T cells into the ischemic brain, the choroid plexus (ChP) as an alternative cerebral T-cell invasion route after stroke has not been investigated. We here report specific accumulation of T cells in the peri-infarct cortex and detection of T cells as the predominant population in the ipsilateral ChP in mice as well as in human post-stroke autopsy samples...
July 31, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757604/mechanical-forces-in-the-immune-system
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REVIEW
Morgan Huse
Leukocytes can completely reorganize their cytoskeletal architecture within minutes. This structural plasticity, which facilitates their migration and communicative function, also enables them to exert a substantial amount of mechanical force against the extracellular matrix and the surfaces of interacting cells. In recent years, it has become increasingly clear that these forces have crucial roles in immune cell activation and subsequent effector responses. Here, I review our current understanding of how mechanical force regulates cell-surface receptor activation, cell migration, intracellular signalling and intercellular communication, highlighting the biological ramifications of these effects in various immune cell types...
July 31, 2017: Nature Reviews. Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757056/long-non-coding-rna-mrna-correlation-analysis-reveals-the-potential-role-of-hotair-in-pathogenesis-of-sporadic-thoracic-aortic-aneurysm
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X Guo, Q Chang, H Pei, X Sun, X Qian, C Tian, H Lin
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) play important roles in many diseases. However, their roles in sporadic thoracic aortic aneurysm (STAA) are unclear. Therefore, the objective of this study was to construct an lncRNA-mRNA network and dissect lncRNAs that might contribute to the pathogenesis of STAA. METHODS: Differentially expressed lncRNAs and mRNAs between four ascending aortic specimens derived from STAA and four controls from patients who had undergone coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) were identified by microarray analysis...
July 27, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755278/endothelial-bmp4-regulates-leukocyte-diapedesis-and-promotes-inflammation
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Thomas Helbing, Linus Arnold, Gwendoline Wiltgen, Eva Hirschbihl, Valentin Gabelmann, Alexandra Hornstein, Jennifer S Esser, Philipp Diehl, Sebastian Grundmann, Hans-Jörg Busch, Katrin Fink, Christoph Bode, Martin Moser
Leukocyte recruitment is a fundamental event in the response of the innate immune system to injury. This process is promoted in part by the opening of endothelial cell adherens junctions that allows leukocyte extravasation through gaps between adjacent endothelial cells. VE-cadherin is a key component of endothelial cell adherens junctions and a negative regulator of leukocyte emigration. Accumulating evidence implicates bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) 4 as a critical regulator in vascular biology, but its role in leukocyte extravasation in vitro and in vivo has not been investigated so far...
July 28, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749086/1-palmitoyl-2-linoleoyl-3-acetyl-rac-glycerol-plag-reduces-hepatic-injury-in-concanavalin-a-treated-mice
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Young-Eun Ko, Sun Young Yoon, Sun-Yung Ly, Joo-Heon Kim, Ki-Young Sohn, Jae Wha Kim
1-palmitoyl-2-linoleoyl-3-acetyl-rac-glycerol (PLAG), a chemically synthesized monoacetyldiaglyceride, is one of the constituents in Sika deer antlers and has been known traditionally as having immunomodulatory effects. However, the mechanism by which PLAG controls neutrophil migration, which evokes liver injury in the hepatitis animal model, remains largely unknown. This study was designed to evaluate the immunomodulatory effects of PLAG on cytokine secretion and neutrophil migration in vivo and in vitro. The injection of mice with Concanavalin A (Con A) induced leukocyte infiltration in the liver and increased plasma cytokine levels...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741036/network-based-subcellular-proteomics-in-monocyte-membrane-revealed-novel-candidate-genes-involved-in-osteoporosis
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Y Zeng, L Zhang, W Zhu, H He, H Sheng, Q Tian, F-Y Deng, L-S Zhang, H-G Hu, H-W Deng
In this study, label-free-based quantitative subcellular proteomics integrated with network analysis highlighted several candidate genes including P4HB, ITGB1, CD36, and ACTN1 that may be involved in osteoporosis. All of them are predicted as significant membrane proteins with high confidence and enriched in bone-related biological process. The results were further verified in transcriptomic and genomic levels. INTRODUCTION: Osteoporosis is a metabolic bone disease mainly characterized by low bone mineral density (BMD)...
July 24, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740980/micro-engineered-perfusable-3d-vasculatures-for-cardiovascular-diseases
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Nishanth Venugopal Menon, Hui Min Tay, Soon Nan Wee, King Ho Holden Li, Han Wei Hou
Vessel geometries in microengineered in vitro vascular models are important to recapitulate a pathophysiological microenvironment for the study of flow-induced endothelial dysfunction and inflammation in cardiovascular diseases. Herein, we present a simple and novel extracellular matrix (ECM) hydrogel patterning method to create perfusable vascularized microchannels of different geometries based on the concept of capillary burst valve (CBV). No surface modification is necessary and the method is suitable for different ECM types including collagen, matrigel and fibrin...
July 25, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740576/the-chemokine-scavenging-receptor-d6-ackr2-is-a-target-of-mir-146a-in-thyroid-cancer
#17
Francesco Pacifico, Alessio Lepore, Stefano Mellone, Luca Sanguigno, Giorgia Federico, Adelaide Greco, Arturo Brunetti, Antonio Leonardi
We have previously shown that miR-146a, a NF-κB-regulated microRNA, is strongly expressed in human specimens and cell lines derived from anaplastic thyroid carcinomas (ATC) where it mediates some of the NF-κB pro-tumorigenic functions. By using a bioinformatic analysis, we identified the chemokine scavenger receptor D6/ ACKR2 as a target of miR146a in human ATC. We found that the expression of D6/ ACKR2 was up-regulated in miR-146a-null ATC cell lines and that the 3' UTR of D6/ ACKR2 mRNA was able to inhibit its expression in parental, but not in miR-146a-null ATC cells...
May 2017: Genes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739725/high-efficient-screening-method-for-identification-of-key-genes-in-breast-cancer-through-microarray-and-bioinformatics
#18
Zihao Liu, Gehao Liang, Luyuan Tan, A N Su, Wenguo Jiang, Chang Gong
BACKGROUND/AIM: The aim of the present study was to identify key pathways and genes in breast cancer and develop a new method for screening key genes with abnormal expression based on bioinformatics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three microarray datasets GSE21422, GSE42568 and GSE45827 were downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) database and differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were analyzed using GEO2R. The gene ontology (GO) and pathway enrichment analysis were established through DAVID database...
August 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737511/astrocytes-to-the-rescue-glia-limitans-astrocytic-endfeet-control-cns-inflammation
#19
Francisco J Quintana
The blood-brain barrier (BBB) and the glia limitans serve to prevent the migration of cells and other large molecules from the blood into the CNS. Neuroinflammatory diseases are characterized by disruption of the BBB and increased leukocyte infiltration into the CNS. In this issue of the JCI, Horng and colleagues demonstrate that astrocytes of the glia limitans induce tight junction formation in response to inflammatory cues, thereby tightening the border to limit the number of activated T cells infiltrating the CNS...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736230/pro-inflammatory-chemokines-and-cytokines-dominate-the-blister-fluid-molecular-signature-in-epidermolysis-bullosa-patients-and-affect-leukocyte-and-stem-cell-migration
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Vitali Alexeev, Julio Cesar Salas-Alanis, Francis Palisson, Lila Mukhtarzada, Giulio Fortuna, Jouni Uitto, Andy South, Olga Igoucheva
Hereditary epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is associated with skin blistering and the development of chronic non-healing wounds. Although clinical studies have shown that cell-based therapies improve wound healing, recruitment of therapeutic cells to blistering skin and to more advanced skin lesions remains a challenge. Here, we analyzed cytokines and chemokines in blister fluids (BF) of patients affected by dystrophic, junctional and simplex EB. Our analysis revealed high levels of CXCR1, CXCR2, CCR2 and CCR4 ligands, particularly dominant in dystrophic and junctional EB...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
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