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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527212/apolipoprotein-e4-gender-body-mass-index-inflammation-insulin-resistance-and-air-pollution-interactions-recipe-for-alzheimer-s-disease-development-in-mexico-city-young-females
#1
Lilian Calderón-Garcidueñas, Suzanne M de la Monte
Given the epidemiological trends of increasing Alzheimer's disease (AD) and growing evidence that exposure and lifestyle factors contribute to AD risk and pathogenesis, attention should be paid to variables such as air pollution, in order to reduce rates of cognitive decline and dementia. Exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and ozone (O3) above the US EPA standards is associated with AD risk. Mexico City children experienced pre- and postnatal high exposures to PM2.5, O3, combustion-derived iron-rich nanoparticles, metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and endotoxins...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526086/comparison-of-fluid-balance-and-hemodynamic-and-metabolic-effects-of-sodium-lactate-versus-sodium-bicarbonate-versus-0-9-nacl-in-porcine-endotoxic-shock-a-randomized-open-label-controlled-study
#2
Thibault Duburcq, Arthur Durand, Anne-Frédérique Dessein, Joseph Vamecq, Jean-Claude Vienne, Dries Dobbelaere, Karine Mention, Claire Douillard, Patrice Maboudou, Valery Gmyr, François Pattou, Mercé Jourdain, Fabienne Tamion, Julien Poissy, Daniel Mathieu, Raphaël Favory
BACKGROUND: Sodium lactate has been shown to improve hemodynamics and avoid fluid overload. The objective of this study was to confirm a beneficial effect on fluid balance with sodium lactate infusion and to specify whether the advantage of lactate is related to a negative chloride balance, its particular metabolism, or simply its energy load. METHODS: This was an interventional, randomized, open-label, controlled experimental study. Fifteen female "large white" pigs (2 months old) were challenged with intravenous infusion of Escherichia coli endotoxin...
May 19, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525777/prevalence-and-clinical-significance-of-early-high-endotoxin-activity-in-septic-shock-an-observational-study
#3
Maurizio Bottiroli, Gianpaola Monti, Riccardo Pinciroli, Irene Vecchi, Valeria Terzi, Giuseppe Ortisi, Giampaolo Casella, Roberto Fumagalli
PURPOSE: To measure the prevalence of elevated Endotoxin Activity (EA) in a large cohort of patients with Septic Shock (SS), and to assess its value as an early indicator of Gram-Negative (GN) infection, disease severity, and patient risk. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adult patients were enrolled in this observational study if an EA determination was obtained within 24-h from SS onset. Demographic, clinical, and microbiological data were collected. In-hospital follow-up was also conducted...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521337/perspectives-for-clinical-use-of-engineered-human-host-defense-antimicrobial-peptides
#4
María Eugenia Pachón-Ibáñez, Younes Smani, Jerónimo Pachón, Javier Sánchez-Céspedes
Infectious diseases caused by bacteria, viruses or fungi are among the leading causes of death worldwide. The emergence of drug-resistance mechanisms, especially among bacteria, threatens the efficacy of all current antimicrobial agents, some of them already ineffective. As a result, there is an urgent need for new antimicrobial drugs. Host defense antimicrobial peptides (HDPs) are natural occurring and well-conserved peptides of innate immunity, broadly active against Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria, viruses and fungi...
May 1, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520696/an-ovine-model-of-hyperdynamic-endotoxemia-and-vital-organ-metabolism
#5
Liam Byrne, Nchafatso G Obonyo, Sara Diab, Kimble Dunster, Margaret Passmore, Ai Ching Boon, Louise See Hoe, Karen Hay, Frank Van Haren, John-Paul Tung, Louise Cullen, Kiran Shekar, Kathryn Maitland, John F Fraser
BACKGROUND: Animal models of endotoxemia are frequently used to understand the pathophysiology of sepsis and test new therapies. However, important differences exist between commonly used experimental models of endotoxemia and clinical sepsis. Animal models of endotoxemia frequently produce hypodynamic shock in contrast to clinical hyperdynamic shock. This difference may exaggerate the importance of hypoperfusion as a causative factor in organ dysfunction. This study sought to develop an ovine model of hyperdynamic endotoxemia and assess if there is evidence of impaired oxidative metabolism in the vital organs...
May 17, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518138/betulin-exhibits-anti-inflammatory-activity-in-lps-stimulated-macrophages-and-endotoxin-shocked-mice-through-an-ampk-akt-nrf2-dependent-mechanism
#6
Xinxin Ci, Junfeng Zhou, Hongming Lv, Qinlei Yu, Liping Peng, Shucheng Hua
Continued oxidative stress can lead to chronic inflammation, which in turn could mediate most chronic diseases including cancer. Nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor (Nrf2), a critical transcriptional activator for antioxidative responses, has envolved to be an attractive drug target for the treatment or prevention of human diseases. In the present study, we investigated the effects and mechanisms of betulin on Nrf2 activation and its involvement in the lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-triggered inflammatory system...
May 18, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516446/a-primary-human-lung-alveolus-on-a-chip-model-of-intravascular-thrombosis-for-assessment-of-therapeutics
#7
Abhishek Jain, Riccardo Barrile, Andries D van der Meer, Akiko Mammoto, Tadanori Mammoto, Karen De Ceunynck, Omozuanvbo Aisiku, Monicah A Otieno, Calvert S Louden, Geraldine A Hamilton, Robert Flaumenhaft, Donald E Ingber
Pulmonary thrombosis is a significant cause of patient mortality, however, there are no effective in vitro models of thrombi formation in human lung microvessels, that could also assess therapeutics and toxicology of antithrombotic drugs. Here we show that a microfluidic lung alveolus-on-a-chip lined by human primary alveolar epithelium interfaced with endothelium, and cultured under flowing whole blood can be used to perform quantitative analysis of organ-level contributions to inflammation-induced thrombosis...
May 17, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516374/role-of-lps-elicited-signaling-in-triggering-gastric-mucosal-inflammatory-responses-to-h-pylori-modulatory-effect-of-ghrelin
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REVIEW
B L Slomiany, A Slomiany
Infection with Helicobacter pylori is a primary culprit in the etiology of gastric disease, and its cell-wall lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is recognized as a potent endotoxin responsible for triggering a pattern of the mucosal inflammatory responses. The engagement by the LPS of gastric mucosal Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) leads to initiation of signal transduction events characterized by the activation of mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) cascade, induction of phosphoinositide-specific phospholipase C (PLC)/protein kinase C (PKC)/phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) pathway, and up-regulation in Src/Akt...
May 17, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512431/variable-ventilation-improved-respiratory-system-mechanics-and-ameliorated-pulmonary-damage-in-a-rat-model-of-lung-ischemia-reperfusion
#9
André Soluri-Martins, Lillian Moraes, Raquel S Santos, Cintia L Santos, Robert Huhle, Vera L Capelozzi, Paolo Pelosi, Pedro L Silva, Marcelo Gama de Abreu, Patricia R M Rocco
Lung ischemia-reperfusion injury remains a major complication after lung transplantation. Variable ventilation (VV) has been shown to improve respiratory function and reduce pulmonary histological damage compared to protective volume-controlled ventilation (VCV) in different models of lung injury induced by endotoxin, surfactant depletion by saline lavage, and hydrochloric acid. However, no study has compared the biological impact of VV vs. VCV in lung ischemia-reperfusion injury, which has a complex pathophysiology different from that of other experimental models...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511420/effect-of-intraperitoneal-injection-of-saffron-on-the-treatment-of-experimental-endotoxin-induced-uveitis-in-the-rabbit
#10
Mohammad Reza Talebnejad, Kazem Soltanzadeh, Eghtedari Masoomeh, Masoud Yasemi, Mohammad Reza Khalili, Sherafat Maryam
INTRODUCTION: Saffron with scientific name of "Crocus sativus" from the family "Iridaceae" is a plant without stem and root. Antioxidative and immunomodulatory effects of saffron has been demonstrated in different studies. AIM: To assess the effects of saffron in the treatment on Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induced uveitis in the rabbit. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty healthy female New Zealand white rabbits were prepared. LPS induced uveitis was confirmed via slit lamp examination 24 hours after intravitreal injection of Salmonella typhimurium LPS endotoxin in the right eye of all rabbits...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510430/nanoarchitecturing-of-natural-melanin-nanospheres-by-layer-by-layer-assembly-macroscale-anti-inflammatory-conductive-coatings-with-optoelectronic-tunability
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Taesik Eom, Kyungbae Woo, Whirang Cho, Jaeeun Heo, Daseul Jang, Jae In Shin, David Charles Martin, Jeong Jae Wie, Bong Sup Shim
Natural melanins are biocompatible conductors with versatile functionalities. Here, we report fabrication of multifunctional poly(vinyl alcohol)/melanin nanocomposites by layer-by-layer (LBL) assembly using melanin nanoparticles (MNPs) directly extracted from sepia officinalis inks. The LBL assembly offers facile manipulation of nanotextures as well as nm-thickness control of the macroscale film by varying solvent qualities. The time-resolved absorption was monitored during the process and quantitatively studied by fractal dimension and lacunarity analysis...
May 16, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507519/vasorelaxing-action-of-the-kynurenine-metabolite-xanthurenic-acid-the-missing-link-in-endotoxin-induced-hypotension
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Francesco Fazio, Albino Carrizzo, Luana Lionetto, Antonio Damato, Luca Capocci, Mariateresa Ambrosio, Giuseppe Battaglia, Valeria Bruno, Michele Madonna, Maurizio Simmaco, Ferdinando Nicoletti, Carmine Vecchione
The kynurenine pathway of tryptophan metabolism is activated by pro-inflammatory cytokines. L-kynurenine, an upstream metabolite of the pathway, acts as a putative endothelium-derived relaxing factor, and has been hypothesized to play a causative role in the pathophysiology of inflammation-induced hypotension. Here, we show that xanthurenic acid (XA), the transamination product of 3-hydroxykynurenine, is more efficacious than L-kynurenine in causing relaxation of a resistance artery, but fails to relax pre-contracted aortic rings...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504463/magnetocatalytic-graphene-quantum-dots-janus-micromotors-for-bacterial-endotoxin-detection
#13
Beatriz Jurado-Sánchez, Marta Pacheco, Jaime Rojo, Alberto Escarpa
Magnetocatalytic hybrid Janus micromotors encapsulating phenylboronic acid (PABA) modified graphene quantum dots (GQDs) are described herein as ultrafast sensors for the detection of deadly bacteria endotoxins. A bottom-up approach was adopted to synthesize an oil-in-water emulsion containing the GQDs along with a high loading of platinum and iron oxide nanoparticles on one side of the Janus micromotor body. The two different "active regions" enable highly efficient propulsion in the presence of hydrogen peroxide or magnetic actuation without the addition of a chemical fuel...
May 15, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504280/metabolic-profile-and-underlying-improved-bio-activity-of-fructus-aurantii-immaturus-by-human-intestinal-bacteria
#14
Xing Yan Liu, Meng Lin Fan, Huai You Wang, Bo Yang Yu, Ji Hua Liu
Fructus aurantii immaturus (FAI) is the dried young fruit of Citrus aurantium L. or Citrus sinensis L. Osbeck. The purpose of this paper was to investigate the metabolic fate of FAI upon incubation with human intestinal bacteria, meanwhile to evaluate the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities of FAI and the transformed Fructus aurantii immaturus (TFAI). The water extract of FAI was anaerobically incubated with human intestinal bacterial suspensions for 48 h at 37 °C. Liquid chromatography-hybridised with quadrupole-time-of-flight mass spectrometry (LC-Q-TOF/MS) was applied to identify FAI metabolites...
May 15, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501402/thiamine-supplementation-facilitates-thiamine-transporter-expression-in-the-rumen-epithelium-and-attenuates-high-grain-induced-inflammation-in-low-yielding-dairy-cows
#15
X H Pan, L Yang, Y Beckers, F G Xue, Z W Tang, L S Jiang, B H Xiong
An experiment was conducted to uncover the effects of increasing dietary grain levels on expression of thiamine transporters in ruminal epithelium, and to assess the protective effects of thiamine against high-grain-induced inflammation in dairy cows. Six rumen-fistulated, lactating Holstein dairy cows (627 ± 16.9 kg of body weight, 180 ± 6 d in milk; mean ± standard deviation) were randomly assigned to a replicated 3 × 3 Latin square design trial. Three treatments were control (20% dietary starch, dry matter basis), high-grain diet (HG, 33...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501124/effects-of-endotoxin-absorber-hemoperfusion-on-microcirculation-in-septic-pigs
#16
Yu-Chang Yeh, Linda Chia-Hui Yu, Chun-Yu Wu, Ya-Jung Cheng, Chen-Tse Lee, Wei-Zen Sun, Jui-Chang Tsai, Tzu-Yu Lin
BACKGROUND: Endotoxins contribute to systemic inflammatory response and microcirculatory dysfunctions under conditions of sepsis. Polymyxin B hemoperfusion (PMX-HP) is used to remove circulating endotoxins and improve clinical outcomes. This study aims to investigate the effect of PMX-HP on microcirculation in septic pigs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: By using a septic pig model, we tested the hypothesis that PMX-HP can correct intestinal microcirculation, tissue oxygenation saturation, and histopathologic alterations...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497655/nicotine-self-administration-reverses-cognitive-deficits-in-a-rat-model-for-schizophrenia
#17
Uta Waterhouse, Katharine A Brennan, Bart A Ellenbroek
High comorbidity between schizophrenia and tobacco addiction has been well established. Explanatory theories include nicotine as a cognitive enhancer ameliorating symptoms of schizophrenia and underlying shared substrates increasing susceptibility to addiction in these individuals. To test these non-mutually exclusive theories, the maternal immune activation (MIA) model was utilized. To this end, pregnant Sprague Dawley rats were subcutaneously injected with a bacterial endotoxin, lipopolysaccharide (0.5 mg/kg), on gestation days 10 and 11...
May 12, 2017: Addiction Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497288/novel-signal-peptides-improve-the-secretion-of-recombinant-staphylococcus-aureus-alpha-toxinh35l-in-escherichia-coli
#18
SooJin Han, Shushil Machhi, Mark Berge, Guoling Xi, Thomas Linke, Ronald Schoner
Secretion of heterologous proteins into Escherichia coli cell culture medium offers significant advantages for downstream processing over production as inclusion bodies; including cost and time savings, and reduction of endotoxin. Signal peptides play an important role in targeting proteins for translocation across the cytoplasmic membrane to the periplasmic space and release into culture medium during the secretion process. Alpha toxinH35L (ATH35L) was selected as an antigen for vaccine development against Staphylococcus aureus infections...
December 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492699/lipopolysaccharide-as-trigger-of-platelet-aggregation-via-eicosanoid-over-production
#19
Cristina Nocella, Roberto Carnevale, Simona Bartimoccia, Marta Novo, Roberto Cangemi, Daniele Pastori, Camilla Calvieri, Pasquale Pignatelli, Francesco Violi
The effect of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) on platelet aggregation is still controversial. We performed in vitro and ex vivo studies in controls and in patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) to assess the effect of LPS on platelet activation (PA). LPS (15-100 pg/ml) significantly increased PA only if combined with sub-threshold concentrations (STC) of collagen or ADP; this effect was associated with increased platelet H2O2 production, Nox2 activation, PLA2 phosphorylation, thromboxane (Tx)A2 and 8-iso-PGF2α-III, and was inhibited by aspirin, TxA2 receptor antagonist or by Toll-like receptor 4 blocking peptide (TLR4bp)...
May 11, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492313/size-composition-and-source-profiles-of-inhalable-bioaerosols-from-colorado-dairies
#20
Joshua Schaeffer, Stephen J Reynolds, Sheryl Magzamen, Amanda VanDyke, Neil Gottel, Jack Gilbert, Sarah Owens, Jarrad T Hampton-Marcell, John Volckens
Particulate matter emissions from agricultural livestock operations contain both chemical and biological constituents that represent a potential human health hazard. The size and composition of these dusts, however, have not been well described. We evaluated the full size distribution (from 0 to 100 μm in aerodynamic diameter) and chemical/biological composition of inhalable dusts inside several Colorado dairy parlors. Four aerodynamic size fractions (<3, 3-10, 10-30, and >30μm) were collected and analyzed using a combination of physiochemical techniques to understand the structure of bacterial communities and chemical constituents...
May 11, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
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