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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044495/urban-particulate-matter-stimulation-of-human-dendritic-cells-enhances-priming-of-na%C3%A3-ve-cd8-t-lymphocytes
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Paul E Pfeffer, Tzer R Ho, Elizabeth H Mann, Frank J Kelly, Maria Sehlstedt, Jamshid Pourazar, Rosamund E Dove, Thomas Sandstrom, Ian S Mudway, Catherine M Hawrylowicz
Epidemiological studies have consistently shown associations between elevated concentrations of urban particulate matter (UPM) air pollution and exacerbations of asthma and COPD, which are both associated with viral respiratory infections. The effects of urban PM on dendritic cell (DC) stimulated CD4 T lymphocytes have been investigated previously, however little work has focused on CD8 T lymphocyte responses despite their importance in anti-viral immunity. To address this, we examined the effects of UPM on DC-stimulated naïve CD8 T cell responses...
October 16, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042013/inhibition-of-microsomal-prostaglandin-e-synthase-1-mpges-1-selectively-suppresses-pge2-in-an-in-vitro-equine-inflammation-model
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Emily M Martin, Samuel L Jones
Inhibition of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) production effectively limits inflammation in horses, however nonspecific prostaglandin blockade via cyclooxygenase (COX) inhibition elicits deleterious gastrointestinal side effects in equine patients. Thus, more selective PGE2 targeting therapeutics are needed to treat inflammatory disease in horses. One potential target is microsomal prostaglandin E-synthase-1 (mPGES-1), which is the terminal enzyme downstream of COX-2 in the inducible PGE2 synthesis cascade. This enzyme has yet to be studied in equine leukocytes, which play a pivotal role in equine inflammatory disease...
October 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040339/protein-tyrosine-phosphatase-ptpn22-is-dispensable-for-dendritic-cell-antigen-processing-and-promotion-of-t-cell-activation-by-dendritic-cells
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Fiona Clarke, Christine K Jordan, Enrique Gutiérrez-Martinez, Jack A Bibby, Cristina Sanchez-Blanco, Georgina H Cornish, Xuezhi Dai, David J Rawlings, Rose Zamoyska, Pierre Guermonprez, Andrew P Cope, Harriet A Purvis
The PTPN22R620W single nucleotide polymorphism increases the risk of developing multiple autoimmune diseases including type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. PTPN22 is highly expressed in antigen presenting cells (APCs) where the expression of the murine disease associated variant orthologue (Ptpn22R619W) is reported to dysregulate pattern recognition receptor signalling in dendritic cells (DCs) and promote T-cell proliferation. Because T-cell activation is dependent on DC antigen uptake, degradation and presentation, we analysed the efficiency of these functions in splenic and GM-CSF bone marrow derived DC from wild type (WT), Ptpn22-/- or Ptpn22R619W mutant mice...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037955/single-molecule-arrays-for-ultra-sensitive-detection-of-rat-cytokines-in-serum
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Limor Cohen, Liangxia Xie, Mark E Xylas, David R Walt
Rats are used as animal models for many human diseases. Cytokines can serve as biomarkers indicative of these diseases or disease states. Techniques for measuring cytokine expression levels often do not provide the sensitivity needed to measure these biomarkers in biological fluids because the concentrations of many cytokines are below the detection limits of conventional methods. In this paper, we present ultra-sensitive digital immunoassays using Single Molecule Arrays (Simoa) for seven rat cytokines: TNF-α, IL-10, IL-17F, GM-CSF, IFN-γ, IL-4, and IL-1α...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034104/fibroblasts-the-unknown-sentinels-eliciting-immune-responses-against-microorganisms
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Luis Antonio Bautista-Hernández, José Luis Gómez-Olivares, Beatriz Buentello-Volante, Victor Manuel Bautista-de Lucio
Fibroblasts are present in all tissues but predominantly in connective tissues. Some of their functions include contractility, locomotion, collagen and elastin fiber production, and the regulation and degradation of the extracellular matrix. Also, fibroblasts act as sentinels to produce inflammatory mediators in response to several microorganisms. There is evidence that fibroblasts can synthesize toll-like receptors (TLRs), antimicrobial peptides, proinflammatory cytokines, chemokines, and growth factors, which are important molecules involved in innate immune response against microorganisms...
September 2017: European Journal of Microbiology & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032986/mycobacterium-tuberculosis-strains-induce-strain-specific-cytokine-and-chemokine-response-in-pulmonary-epithelial-cells
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Nontobeko E Mvubu, Balakrishna Pillay, Lyle R McKinnon, Manormoney Pillay
M. tuberculosis F15/LAM4/KZN has been associated with high transmission rates of drug resistant tuberculosis in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. The current study elucidated the cytokine/chemokine responses induced by representatives of the F15/LAM4/KZN and other dominant strain families in pulmonary epithelial cells. Multiplex cytokine analyses were performed at 24, 48 and 72h post infection of the A549 pulmonary epithelial cell line with the F15/LAM4/KZN, F28, F11, Beijing, Unique and H37Rv strains at an MOI of ∼10:1...
October 9, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031893/in-an-in-vitro-model-using-human-fetal-membranes-17-%C3%AE-hydroxyprogesterone-caproate-is-not-an-optimal-progestogen-for-inhibition-of-fetal-membrane-weakening
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Deepak Kumar, Robert M Moore, Brian M Mercer, Joseph M Mansour, Sam Mesiano, Frederick Schatz, Charles J Lockwood, John J Moore
BACKGROUND: The progestogen 17-α hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17-OHPC) is one of only two agents recommended for clinical use in the prevention of spontaneous preterm delivery, and studies of its efficacy have been conflicting. We have developed an in-vitro model to study the fetal membrane weakening process that leads to rupture in preterm premature rupture of the fetal membranes (pPROM). Inflammation/infection associated with tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) induction and decidual bleeding/abruption associated thrombin release are leading causes of pPROM...
October 11, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031599/interaction-of-dj-1-with-lyn-is-essential-for-ige-mediated-stimulation-of-human-mast-cells
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Do-Kyun Kim, Michael A Beaven, Dean D Metcalfe, Ana Olivera
BACKGROUND: DJ-1 is a redox-sensitive protein with multiple roles in cell homeostasis whose levels are altered in mast cell (MC)-related disorders. However, whether DJ-1 can regulate human MC function is unknown. OBJECTIVE: We sought to investigate the potential role of DJ-1 in the responses of human MCs to antigen stimulation. METHODS: DJ-1 was silenced in human CD34(+)-derived and LAD2 MCs using lentiviral sh-RNA constructs. Release of β-hexosaminidase, PGD2 and GM-CSF and changes in reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels were measured after FcεRI engagement...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031393/cytokine-distribution-in-mothers-and-breastfed-children-after-omega-3-lcpufas-supplementation-during-the-last-trimester-of-pregnancy-and-the-lactation-period-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Y Rodriguez-Santana, J J Ochoa, F Lara-Villoslada, N Kajarabille, P Saavedra-Santana, J A Hurtado, M Peña, J Diaz-Castro, I Sebastian-Garcia, E Machin-Martin, M Villanueva, O Ramirez-Garcia, L Peña-Quintana
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether maternal diet supplementation with omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega-3 LC-PUFAs) during the last trimester of pregnancy and the breastfeeding period influences the levels of inflammatory cytokines in mother and infants. MATERIAL AND METHOD: This registered, double-blind randomized study included 46 pregnant women, who were randomly allocated to either an experimental group receiving 400mL/day of a fish oil-enriched dairy drink [320mg docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) + 72mg eicoapentaenoic acid] (FO group, n = 24) or to a control group receiving 400mL/day of a non-supplemented dairy drink (CT group, n = 22), from week 28 of pregnancy until the fourth month of lactation...
November 2017: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028432/coadministration-of-recombinant-adenovirus-expressing-gm-csf-with-inactivated-h5n1-avian-influenza-vaccine-increased-the-immune-responses-and-protective-efficacy-against-a-wild-bird-source-of-h5n1-challenge
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Xiangwei Wang, Xinglong Wang, Yanqing Jia, Chongyang Wang, Qiuxia Tang, Qingsong Han, Sa Xiao, Zengqi Yang
Wild birds play a key role in the spread of avian influenza virus (AIV). There is a continual urgent requirement for AIV vaccines to address the ongoing genetic changes of AIV. In the current study, we trialed a novel AIV vaccine against the wild bird source of H5N1 type AIV with recombinant adenovirus expressing granulocyte monocyte colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) as an adjuvant. A total of 150-day-old commercial chicks, with AIV-maternal-derived antibody, were divided into 6 groups. The primary vaccination was performed at day 14 followed by a subsequent boosting and intramuscular challenge on day 28 and 42, respectively...
October 2017: Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023488/transgenic-expression-of-human-cytokines-in-immunodeficient-mice-does-not-facilitate-myeloid-expansion-of-bcr-abl1-transduced-human-cord-blood-cells
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Maria Askmyr, Sofia von Palffy, Nils Hansen, Niklas Landberg, Carl Högberg, Marianne Rissler, Helena Ågerstam, Thoas Fioretos
Several attempts have been made to model chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in a xenograft setting but expansion of human myeloid cells in immunodeficient mice has proven difficult to achieve. Lack of cross-reacting cytokines in the microenvironment of the mice has been proposed as a potential reason. In this study we have used NOD/SCID IL2-receptor gamma deficient mice expressing human SCF, IL-3 and GM-CSF (NSGS mice), that should be superior in supporting human, and particularly, myeloid cell engraftment, to expand BCR-ABL1 expressing human cells in order to model CML...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018148/suppression-of-cyp1-members-of-the-ahr-response-by-pathogen-associated-molecular-patterns
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Adam G Peres, Robert Zamboni, Irah L King, Joaquín Madrenas
The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) is a ligand-activated transcription factor that triggers a broad response, which includes the regulation of proinflammatory cytokine production by monocytes and macrophages. AHR is negatively regulated by a set of genes that it transcriptionally activates, including the AHR repressor (Ahrr) and the cytochrome P450 1 (Cyp1) family, which are critical for preventing exacerbated AHR activity. An imbalance in these regulatory mechanisms has been shown to cause severe defects in lymphoid cells...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016879/agonist-ox40-immunotherapy-improves-survival-in-glioma-bearing-mice-and-is-complementary-with-vaccination-with-irradiated-gm-csf-expressing-tumor-cells
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Nusrat Jahan, Hammad Talat, William T Curry
Background: Glioma immunotherapy is an active area of clinical investigation. Glioma-associated immunosuppression remains an obstacle to efficacious immunotherapy, and combination approaches are likely necessary for durable success. OX40 is a member of the tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily that is upregulated on activated lymphocytes, ligation of which results in enhanced activity and may be active against cancer. We sought to confirm the efficacy of agonist anti-OX40 immunotherapy against glioma and hypothesized that it is complementary with irradiated whole tumor cell vaccination...
July 7, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989149/-airborne-fine-particle-decreases-the-cell-viability-and-induces-inflammation-in-human-bronchial-epithelial-cells
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Zhicong Hong, Xianyang Luo, Chengfu Cai, Jian Xu, Guoshun Zhuang
To investigate the effects of airborne fine particle on cell viability and inflammation in human bronchial epithelial cells.
 Methods: Atmospheric PM2.5 samples were collected by PM2.5 sampler. PM2.5 morphology was observed by scanning electron microscope (SEM). Human bronchial epithelial cells (BEAS-2B) were treated with PM2.5 at different concentrations (0, 50, 100, 200, 400, 800 μg/mL) for 12, 24 or 48 hours, and the cell activity were evaluated by cell counting kit-8 (CCK-8). The mRNA expression levels of (granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor,GM-CSF) and TNF-α were detected by quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR)...
September 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988898/elevated-aqueous-cytokine-levels-in-eyes-with-ocular-surface-diseases
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Naohiko Aketa, Takefumi Yamaguchi, Teru Asato, Yukari Yagi-Yaguchi, Terumasa Suzuki, Kazunari Higa, Toshihide Kurihara, Yoshiyuki Satake, Kazuo Tsubota, Jun Shimazaki
PURPOSE: To evaluate cytokine and protein levels in the aqueous humor (AqH) of eyes with ocular surface diseases. DESIGN: Prospective consecutive case series. METHODS: This study includes 14 patients (62.4±13.7 years old) with chronic-phase ocular surface diseases (4 with ocular cicatricial pemphigoid, 5 with chemical burns, 2 with a thermal burn, 2 with Stevens-Johnson syndrome, and 1 with exposure keratitis), 14 matched patients without ocular surface disease (controls with corneal scar) and 30 patients who underwent cataract surgery (healthy controls)...
October 5, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988041/recombinant-small-glutamine-rich-tetratricopeptide-repeat-containing-protein-of-leishmania-infantum-potential-vaccine-and-diagnostic-application-against-visceral-leishmaniasis
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Daniel S Dias, Patrícia A F Ribeiro, Vívian T Martins, Daniela P Lage, Áquila S B Portela, Lourena E Costa, Beatriz C S Salles, Mariana P Lima, Fernanda F Ramos, Thaís T O Santos, Rachel B Caligiorne, Miguel A Chávez-Fumagalli, Julia A G Silveira, Danielle F Magalhães-Soares, Denise U Gonçalves, Jamil S Oliveira, Bruno M Roatt, Mariana C Duarte, Daniel Menezes-Souza, Eduardo S Silva, Alexsandro S Galdino, Ricardo A Machado-de-Ávila, Antonio L Teixeira, Eduardo A F Coelho
Different Leishmania proteins have been evaluated in order to find a potential vaccine candidate or diagnostic marker capable of providing long lasting protection against infection or helping to identify infected mammalian hosts, respectively. However, just few molecules have fulfilled all the requirements to be evaluated. In the current study, we evaluated the prophylactic and diagnostic value against visceral leishmaniasis (VL) of a small glutamine-rich tetratricopeptide repeat-containing (SGT) protein from Leishmania infantum species...
October 5, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986333/protective-effect-of-danhong-injection-combined-with-naoxintong-capsule-on-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rats
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Jiayang Wan, Haofang Wan, Rongbin Yang, Haitong Wan, Jiehong Yang, Yu He, Huifen Zhou
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Danhong Injection (DHI) and Naoxintong Capsule (NXT) are renowned traditional Chinese medicine in China. The drug combination of DHI and NXT is frequently applied for the treatment of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases in clinic. However, there had been no pharmacological experiment studies of interaction between DHI and NXT. Due to the drug interactions, exploring their interaction profile is of great importance. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this study, focal cerebral I/R injury in adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were induced by transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (tMCAO) for 1h followed by reperfusion...
October 3, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978688/rab27-dependent-exosome-production-inhibits-chronic-inflammation-and-enables-acute-responses-to-inflammatory-stimuli
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Margaret Alexander, Andrew G Ramstead, Kaylyn M Bauer, Soh-Hyun Lee, Marah C Runtsch, Jared Wallace, Thomas B Huffaker, Dane K Larsen, Tanya Tolmachova, Miguel C Seabra, June L Round, Diane M Ward, Ryan M O'Connell
Extracellular vesicles, including exosomes, have recently been implicated as novel mediators of immune cell communication in mammals. However, roles for endogenously produced exosomes in regulating immune cell functions in vivo are just beginning to be identified. In this article, we demonstrate that Rab27a and Rab27b double-knockout (Rab27DKO) mice that are deficient in exosome secretion have a chronic, low-grade inflammatory phenotype characterized by elevated inflammatory cytokines and myeloproliferation...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978634/the-infarcted-myocardium-solicits-gm-csf-for-the-detrimental-oversupply-of-inflammatory-leukocytes
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Atsushi Anzai, Jennifer L Choi, Shun He, Ashley M Fenn, Manfred Nairz, Sara Rattik, Cameron S McAlpine, John E Mindur, Christopher T Chan, Yoshiko Iwamoto, Benoit Tricot, Gregory R Wojtkiewicz, Ralph Weissleder, Peter Libby, Matthias Nahrendorf, James R Stone, Burkhard Becher, Filip K Swirski
Myocardial infarction (MI) elicits massive inflammatory leukocyte recruitment to the heart. Here, we hypothesized that excessive leukocyte invasion leads to heart failure and death during acute myocardial ischemia. We found that shortly and transiently after onset of ischemia, human and mouse cardiac fibroblasts produce granulocyte/macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) that acts locally and distally to generate and recruit inflammatory and proteolytic cells. In the heart, fibroblast-derived GM-CSF alerts its neighboring myeloid cells to attract neutrophils and monocytes...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975680/yolk-sac-erythromyeloid-progenitors-expressing-gain-of-function-ptpn11-have-functional-features-of-jmml-but-are-not-sufficient-to-cause-disease-in-mice
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Stefan P Tarnawsky, Momoko Yoshimoto, Lisa Deng, Rebecca J Chan, Mervin C Yoder
BACKGROUND: Accumulating evidence suggests the origin of Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia (JMML) is closely associated with fetal development. Nevertheless, the contribution of embryonic progenitors to JMML pathogenesis remains unexplored. We hypothesized that expression of JMML-initiating PTPN11 mutations in HSC-independent yolk sac erythromyeloid progenitors (YS EMPs) would result in a mouse model of pediatric myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN). RESULTS: E9.5 YS EMPs from VavCre+;PTPN11(D61Y) embryos demonstrated growth hypersensitivity to GM-CSF and hyperactive RAS-ERK signaling...
October 4, 2017: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
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