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Xu Shi, Ying Tang, Xiguang Sun, Yufei Liu, Ying Sun, Munan Sun, Yanfang Jiang, Yulin Li
The current study aimed to investigate the distribution of memory and naïve T cell (TN) subsets in hepatitis B virus (HBV)‑infected patients at different immune stages and investigate the effect of interleukin 33 (IL‑33) on the regulation of the T‑cell subsets. The distributions of memory and naïve T cells were detected by flow cytometry. ELISA was conducted to assess the levels of IL‑4, IL‑5, IL‑10, IL‑12, interferon γ and tumor necrosis factor α. The expression levels of IL‑33 and HBV x protein (HBx) were measured by reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction and western blot analysis, respectively...
October 13, 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
Jinggang Xia, Yang Qu, Chunlin Yin, Dong Xu
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the role of β-blocker therapy on modulating interleukin (IL)-33/ST2 (interleukin-1 receptor-like 1) signaling during ventricular remodeling related to heart failure (HF) after acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS: Sprague-Dawley rats that survived surgery to induce AMI were randomly divided into the placebo group and the β-blocker treatment group. A sham group was used as a control. Left ventricular (LV) function variables, the myocardial infarct size, fibrosis and IL-33/ST2 protein expression was measured...
October 17, 2016: Cardiology Journal
Mona Dixon Gundersen, Rasmus Goll, Johanna Hol, Trine Olsen, Renathe Rismo, Sveinung W Sørbye, Olav Sundnes, Guttorm Haraldsen, Jon Florholmen
Interleukin 33 (IL-33) is a cytokine preferentially elevated in acute ulcerative colitis (UC), inferring a role in its pathogenesis. The role of IL-33 in intestinal inflammation is incompletely understood, with both pro-inflammatory and regulatory properties described. There are also conflicting reports on cellular sources and subcellular location of IL-33 in the colonic mucosa, justifying a closer look at IL-33 expression in well-defined clinical stages of UC. A total of 50 study participants (29 UC patients and 21 healthy controls) were included from a prospective cohort of inflammatory bowel disease patients treated to disease remission with infliximab, a tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF) inhibitor...
October 17, 2016: Scientific Reports
Sofia Theodoropoulou, David A Copland, Jian Liu, Jiahui Wu, Peter J Gardner, Ema Ozaki, Sarah L Doyle, Matthew Campbell, Andrew D Dick
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of central vision loss worldwide. Loss of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) is a major pathological hallmark in AMD with or without pathological neovascularization. Although activation of the immune system is implicated in disease progression, pathological pathways remain diverse and unclear. Here, we report an unexpected protective role of a pro-inflammatory cytokine, interleukin-33 (IL-33) in ocular angiogenesis. IL-33 and its receptor (ST2) are expressed constitutively in human and murine retina and choroid...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Pathology
Li Qian, Lin Yuanshao, Huang Wensi, Zhou Yulei, Chen Xiaoli, Wang Brian, Zhang Wanli, Cai Zhengyi, Xue Jie, Zhang Wenhui, Yu Tieer, Wang Hong, He Jincai, Jin Kunlin, Shao Bei
Interleukin-33 (IL-33), a newly recognized IL-1 family member, is expressed in various tissues and cells, and involved in pathogenesis of many human diseases. For example, IL-33 plays a protective role in cardiovascular diseases. However, the role of IL-33 in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) remains unclear. This study aims to investigate whether IL-33 level in AIS patient serum can be used as a potential diagnostic and prognostic marker. The study included two hundred and six patients with first-ever ischemic stroke, who were admitted within 72 hours after stroke onset...
October 2016: Aging and Disease
Jiexiu Zhang, Zijie Wang, Zhen Xu, Zhijian Han, Jun Tao, Pei Lu, Zhengkai Huang, Wanli Zhou, Chunchun Zhao, Ruoyun Tan, Min Gu
BACKGROUND Chronic allograft dysfunction (CAD) is the major factor endangering the long-term allograft survival in kidney transplantation. The mechanisms of CAD remain unclear. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 64 renal transplant recipients were enrolled in our study and divided into a stable group and CAD group according to their allograft function. A group of 32 normal controls (healthy volunteers) were also included. An ELISA was used to detect serum interleukin-33 (IL-33), IL-2, IL-4, IL-10, IL-17, and interferon-gamma (IFN-γ)...
October 4, 2016: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
Rafaela Bicalho Viana Macedo, Adriana Maria Kakehasi, Marcus Vinicius Melo de Andrade
A better understanding of the inflammatory mechanisms of rheumatoid arthritis and the development of biological therapy revolutionized its treatment, enabling an interference in the synovitis - structural damage - functional disability cycle. Interleukin 33 was recently described as a new member of the interleukin-1 family, whose common feature is its pro-inflammatory activity. Its involvement in the pathogenesis of a variety of diseases, including autoimmune diseases, raises the interest in the possible relationship with rheumatoid arthritis...
September 2016: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
Xiaohui Su, Qingchun Huang, Jianyu Chen, Maojie Wang, Hudan Pan, Rui Wang, Hua Zhou, Zhanqing Zhou, Juan Liu, Fen Yang, Ting Li, Liang Liu
The activation of synovial fibroblasts (SFs) and the subsequent production and expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines play a crucial role in the pathogenesis and progression of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In the current study, rheumatoid arthritis synovial fibroblasts (RASFs) isolated from the joint of the patients were used to evaluate the suppressive effects of calycosin (CAL), a compound derived from the Chinese medicinal herb Radix Astragali, on the expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines in RASFs. The results demonstrated that increased mRNA expression levels of interleukin-1β (IL-1β), interleukin-6 (IL-6), interleukin-8 (IL-8), interleukin-25 (IL-25), interleukin-33(IL-33) were significantly inhibited by CAL...
September 24, 2016: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
Jared Travers, Mark Rochman, Cora E Miracle, Jared P Cohen, Marc E Rothenberg
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September 21, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Miha Lavric, María Auxiliadora Miranda-García, Dirk Holzinger, Dirk Foell, Helmut Wittkowski
Alarmins are endogenous molecules with homeostatic roles that have reached the focus of research in inflammatory arthritis in the last two decades, mostly due to their ability to indicate tissue related damage after active or passive release from injured cells. From HMGB1, S100A8/A9 and S100A12 proteins, over heat-shock proteins (HSPs) and purine metabolites (e.g. uric acid, ATP) to altered matrix proteins and interleukin-33 (IL-33), a number of alarmins have been determined until now as having a role in rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic and juvenile idiopathic arthritis, as well as spondyloarthritis and gout...
September 19, 2016: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
Y-J Zhang, Q Zhang, G-J Yang, J-H Tao, G-C Wu, X-L Huang, Y Duan, X-P Li, D-Q Ye, J Wang
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a multisystem autoimmune disease. Although the pathogenesis of the disease remains incompletely understood, some cytokines or growth factors which regulate SSc induction may be involved in the injury of endothelial cells and the modulation of leukocyte function. We aimed to perform this case-control study to determine serum levels of interleukin (IL)-1α, IL-1β, IL-18 and IL-33 and their associations with clinical manifestations in SSc patients...
September 19, 2016: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
Foo Yew Liew, Jean-Philippe Girard, Heth Roderick Turnquist
Interleukin-33 (IL-33) - a member of the IL-1 family - was originally described as an inducer of type 2 immune responses, activating T helper 2 (TH2) cells and mast cells. Now, evidence is accumulating that IL-33 also potently stimulates group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s), regulatory T (Treg) cells, TH1 cells, CD8(+) T cells and natural killer (NK) cells. This pleiotropic nature is reflected in the role of IL-33 in tissue and metabolic homeostasis, infection, inflammation, cancer and diseases of the central nervous system...
September 19, 2016: Nature Reviews. Immunology
Iryna Saranchova, Jeffrey Han, Hui Huang, Franz Fenninger, Kyung Bok Choi, Lonna Munro, Cheryl Pfeifer, Ian Welch, Alexander W Wyatt, Ladan Fazli, Martin E Gleave, Wilfred A Jefferies
A new paradigm for understanding immune-surveillance and immune escape in cancer is described here. Metastatic carcinomas express reduced levels of IL-33 and diminished levels of antigen processing machinery (APM), compared to syngeneic primary tumours. Complementation of IL-33 expression in metastatic tumours upregulates APM expression and functionality of major histocompatibility complex (MHC)-molecules, resulting in reduced tumour growth rates and a lower frequency of circulating tumour cells. Parallel studies in humans demonstrate that low tumour expression of IL-33 is an immune biomarker associated with recurrent prostate and kidney renal clear cell carcinomas...
2016: Scientific Reports
Shih-Hsing Yang, Jau-Chen Lin, Shih-Chi Peng, Fang Jung, Guoo-Shyng Wang Hsu, Guey-Mei Jow
Despite mechanical ventilation being a very important life-saving intervention, ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI) is related with inflammatory effects and causes high mortality. Our previous study demonstrated that the interleukin-33 (IL-33) cytokine pathway is a biomarker of VILI. The purpose of this study was to further explore the effects of hydrocortisone sodium succinate (HC) on pro-inflammatory IL-33 activation by VILI. The rats were intubated and received ventilation at 20 cmH₂O of inspiratory pressure (PC20) by a G5 ventilator for 4 h as a control group, and an intervention group received the same inspiratory pressure as well as treated with HC at 1 mg/kg at the third hour of ventilation (PC20+HC)...
October 31, 2016: Chinese Journal of Physiology
Wangdong Xu, Yi Liu, Dongqing Ye
OBJECTIVE: Interleukin-33 (IL-33) is a member of the IL-1 family, and previous studies found the single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the IL-33 gene was related to susceptibility to autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and Behcet's disease. To date, no study has discussed the potential association between IL-33 gene polymorphisms and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: We conducted a case-control study including 371 SLE patients and 408 healthy controls to investigate the correlation between the SNPs of IL-33 gene (rs1929992, rs7044343) and SLE in a Chinese Han population...
October 2016: Immunological Investigations
Magali Garcia, Jean-Claude Chomel, Pascale Mustapha, Cong Tri Tran, Martine Garnier, Isabelle Paris, Nathalie Quellard, Julie Godet, Julie Cremniter, Annelise Bennaceur-Griscelli, Jean-Claude Lecron, Ali G Turhan, Christophe Burucoa, Charles Bodet
BACKGROUND: Human gastric mucosa shows continuous self-renewal via differentiation from stem cells that remain poorly characterized. METHODS: We describe an original protocol for culture of gastric stem/progenitor cells from adult human stomach. The molecular characteristics of cells were studied using TaqMan low-density array and qRT-PCR analyses using the well-characterized H1 and H9 embryonic stem cells as reference. Epithelial progenitor cells were challenged with H...
September 4, 2016: Helicobacter
Lihua Duan, Yan Huang, Qun Su, Qingyan Lin, Wen Liu, Jiao Luo, Bing Yu, Yan He, Hongyan Qian, Yuan Liu, Jie Chen, Guixiu Shi
Interleukin-33 (IL-33), the most recently discovered member of the IL-1 superfamily, has been linked to several human pathologies including autoimmune diseases, sepsis, and allergy through its specific IL-1 receptor ST2. However, there is little information regarding the role of IL-33 in gout. In this study, we investigated the potential role of IL-33 in gout patients. The serum level of IL-33 was measured by ELISA, and the clinical and laboratory parameters, serum creatinine, urea, and lipid, were extracted from medical record system...
2016: Journal of Diabetes Research
Hirofumi Tsuzuki, Yojiro Arinobu, Kohta Miyawaki, Ayako Takaki, Shun-Ichiro Ota, Yuri Ota, Hiroki Mitoma, Mitsuteru Akahoshi, Yasuo Mori, Hiromi Iwasaki, Hiroaki Niiro, Hiroshi Tsukamoto, Koichi Akashi
Interleukin-33 (IL-33) induces Th2 cytokine production and eosinophilia independently of acquired immunity, leading to innate immunity-mediated allergic inflammation. Allergy-related innate myeloid cells such as eosinophils, basophils and mast cells express the IL-33 receptor (IL-33R), but it is still unknown how IL-33 regulates allergic inflammation involving these cells and their progenitors. Here, we revealed that the functional IL-33R was expressed on eosinophil progenitors (EoPs), basophil progenitors (BaPs) and mast cell progenitors (MCPs)...
August 29, 2016: Immunology
Timo Heckt, Johannes Keller, Stephanie Peters, Thomas Streichert, Athena Chalaris, Stefan Rose-John, Blair Mell, Bina Joe, Michael Amling, Thorsten Schinke
Rankl, the major pro-osteoclastogenic cytokine, is synthesized as a transmembrane protein that can be cleaved by specific endopeptidases to release a soluble form (sRankl). We have previously reported that interleukin-33 (IL-33) induces expression of Tnfsf11, the Rankl-encoding gene, in primary osteoblasts, but we failed to detect sRankl in the medium. Since we also found that PTH treatment caused sRankl release in a similar experimental setting, we directly compared the influence of the two molecules. Here we show that treatment of primary murine osteoblasts with PTH causes sRankl release into the medium, whereas IL-33 only induces Tnfsf11 expression...
November 2016: Bone
Yusuke Yamazumi, Oh Sasaki, Mitsuru Imamura, Takeaki Oda, Yoko Ohno, Yumi Shiozaki-Sato, Shigenori Nagai, Saki Suyama, Yuki Kamoshida, Kosuke Funato, Teruhito Yasui, Hitoshi Kikutani, Kazuhiko Yamamoto, Makoto Dohi, Shigeo Koyasu, Tetsu Akiyama
Allergic airway inflammation is one of the primary features of allergic asthma. Interleukin-33 (IL-33) is recognized as a key pro-inflammatory cytokine that mediates allergic airway inflammation, and its expression is elevated in this condition, but little is known about the regulatory mechanisms underlying IL-33 induction. Here, we show that the RNA binding protein Mex-3B plays a critical role in the induction of IL-33 in the development of allergic airway inflammation. We generated Mex3b(-/-) mice and found that they develop significantly less airway inflammation than wild-type mice due to reduced induction of IL-33...
August 30, 2016: Cell Reports
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