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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453279/il-12-il-18-cosignaling-in-human-macrophages-and-lung-epithelial-cells-activates-cathelicidin-and-autophagy-inhibiting-intracellular-mycobacterial-growth
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Rui Yang, Enzhuo Yang, Ling Shen, Robert L Modlin, Hongbo Shen, Zheng W Chen
The ability of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to block host antimicrobial responses in infected cells provides a key mechanism for disease pathogenesis. The immune system has evolved to overcome this blockade to restrict the infection, but it is not clear whether two key innate cytokines (IL-12/IL-18) involved in host defense can enhance antimycobacterial mechanisms. In this study, we demonstrated that the combination of IL-12 and IL-18 triggered an antimicrobial response against mycobacteria in infected macrophages (THP-1 and human primary monocyte-derived macrophages) and pulmonary epithelial A549 cells...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447929/a-complex-systems-approach-to-cancer-prevention
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P W Jupp
Cancer incidence continues to be a major health problem possibly because cancer is a complex system comprising many agents that interact in a non-linear manner resulting in many possible outcomes. The degree of complexity of a cancer system could be vast involving multiple endogenous and exogenous agents interacting with the over 10 trillion cells comprising the body. It is hypothesized that the practical management of this complexity may be a key to cancer prevention and possibly treatment. But the management and resolution of such an immensely complex system is difficult and may require a multidisciplinary approach including physics, biology, biochemistry and medical science...
March 2018: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438164/the-autoimmune-ecology-an-update
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Juan-Manuel Anaya, Paula Restrepo-Jiménez, Carolina Ramírez-Santana
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The autoimmune ecology refers to the interactions between individuals and their environment leading to a breakdown in immune tolerance and, therefore, to the development of one or more autoimmune diseases in such an individual. Herein, an update is offered on four specific factors associated with autoimmune diseases, namely, vitamin D, smoking, alcohol and coffee consumption from the perspective of exposome and metabolomics. RECENT FINDINGS: Smoking is associated with an increased risk for most of the autoimmune diseases...
February 12, 2018: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416220/analysis-of-vitamin-d-receptor-polymorphisms-in-patients-with-familial-multiple-sclerosis
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Fatma Ebru Yucel, Ozden Kamıslı, Ceren Acar, Mert Sozen, Mehmet Tecellioğlu, Cemal Ozcan
Objective: Genetic and environmental factors are important in the development of the multiple sclerosis (MS). Vitamin D shows its effects on the immune system with the vitamin D receptor (VDR) in the nucleus. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the VDR gene can lead to alterations in vitamin D functions and metabolism.Taq I, Apa I, Fok I and Bsm I polymorphisms and MS associations have been investigated in many studies. VDR gene polymorphism has not been previously studied in patients with familial MS...
February 2018: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29407432/thyroid-autoimmunity-an-interplay-of-factors
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Stephen J Merrill, Sarah B Minucci
The literature on thyroid autoimmunity has identified many potential factors at play for the initiation and progression of autoimmune thyroid diseases. These factors include genetic susceptibility, environmental factors, some drugs, iodine and selenium, infection, molecular mimics, and immune system defects. The sheer number of feasible factors makes sorting out the necessary agents from the fellow travelers difficult. In addition, many of these factors have the capability to interact-further confusing the picture...
2018: Vitamins and Hormones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402395/intestinal-worms-eating-neuropsychiatric-disorders-apparently-so
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Henry H Kou, William Parker
A number of factors in Western society, including inflammatory diets, sedentary lifestyles, vitamin D deficiency and chronic psychological stress, are known to induce inflammation and to be associated with neuropsychiatric disorders. One factor that is emerging as a potential inflammation inducing factor is biota depletion, or loss of biodiversity from the ecosystem of the human body as a result of industrialization. Originally known as the "hygiene hypothesis", biota alteration theory describes the effects of biota alteration on the human immune system...
February 2, 2018: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29384117/vitamin-d-receptor-variants-and-uncontrolled-asthma
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K Hutchinson, C P Kerley, J Faul, P Greally, D Coghlan, M Louw, B Elnazir, Y Rochev
Background. Asthma is a common childhood respiratory disease, affecting around 20% of Irish children. In other populations, vitamin D receptor (VDR) polymorphisms have been associated with asthma risk. We aimed to investigate the association between 2 VDR polymorphisms and uncontrolled paediatric asthma. Methods. 44 asthmatic children and 57 healthy volunteers were studied. The VDR TaqI gene variant in exon 9 (T/C) (rs731236) and ApaI (rs7975232) in intron 8 (C/T) were determined, using TaqMan® Assays. The lung function, serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) levels and other biomarkers of allergy, immunity, airway and systemic inflammation were as-sessed...
November 28, 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29368183/vitamin-d-and-the-athlete-current-perspectives-and-new-challenges
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Daniel J Owens, Richard Allison, Graeme L Close
The last decade has seen a dramatic increase in general interest in and research into vitamin D, with many athletes now taking vitamin D supplements as part of their everyday dietary regimen. The most recognized role of vitamin D is its regulation of calcium homeostasis; there is a strong relationship between vitamin D and bone health in non-athletic individuals. In contrast, data have consistently failed to demonstrate any relationship between serum 25[OH]D and bone health, which may in part be due to the osteogenic stimulus of exercise...
January 24, 2018: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29360733/maternal-vitamin-d-status-and-infant-infection
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Sara Moukarzel, Marlies Ozias, Elizabeth Kerling, Danielle Christifano, Jo Wick, John Colombo, Susan Carlson
Maternal vitamin D status during pregnancy may modulate fetal immune system development and infant susceptibility to infections. Vitamin D deficiency is common during pregnancy, particularly among African American (AA) women. Our objective was to compare maternal vitamin D status (plasma 25(OH)D concentration) during pregnancy and first-year infections in the offspring of African American (AA) and non-AA women. We used medical records to record frequency and type of infections during the first year of life of 220 term infants (69 AA, 151 non-AA) whose mothers participated in the Kansas University DHA Outcomes Study...
January 23, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353100/vitamin-d-and-juvenile-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-lights-shadows-and-still-unresolved-issues
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REVIEW
Stefano Stagi, Donato Rigante
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and juvenile SLE (jSLE) are autoimmune disorders naturally associated with several genetic, environmental, hormonal, and immunological contributing factors. It has been assumed that vitamin D deficiency may have a role in the immune activation of patients with SLE and play an active part in many comorbidities and even complications. A host of clinical studies suggested that vitamin D exerts inhibitory effects on many immunological abnormalities associated with SLE, also in children and adolescents, while different reports have hypothesized that vitamin D may be associated with accelerated cardiovascular disease in SLE...
January 15, 2018: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346788/vitamin-d-classic-and-novel-actions
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Ángel Gil, Julio Plaza-Diaz, María Dolores Mesa
BACKGROUND: Classically, vitamin D has been implicated in bone health by promoting calcium absorption in the gut and maintenance of serum calcium and phosphate concentrations, as well as by its action on bone growth and reorganization through the action of osteoblasts and osteoclasts cells. However, in the last 2 decades, novel actions of vitamin D have been discovered. The present report summarizes both classic and novel actions of vitamin D. SUMMARY: 1,25(OH)2 vitamin D, the active metabolite of vitamin D, also known as calcitriol, regulates not only calcium and phosphate homeostasis but also cell proliferation and differentiation, and has a key a role to play in the responses of the immune and nervous systems...
January 18, 2018: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290431/targeting-antimicrobial-defenses-of-the-udder-through-an-intrinsic-cellular-pathway
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Corwin D Nelson, Kathryn E Merriman, Michael B Poindexter, Mercedes F Kweh, Leslie P Blakely
The bovine innate immune system has a strong repertoire of antimicrobial defenses to rapidly attack infectious pathogens that evade physical barriers of the udder. Exploration of the intracrine vitamin D pathway of bovine macrophages has improved understanding of the signals that initiate antimicrobial defenses that protect the udder. In the intracrine vitamin D pathway, pathogen recognition receptors upregulate CYP27B1 mRNA that encodes for the enzyme that converts 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D3] to the active vitamin D hormone, 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 [1,25(OH)2D3]...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237505/1-25-dihydroxyvitamin-d3-modulates-the-phenotype-and-function-of-monocyte-derived-dendritic-cells-in-cattle
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Yolanda Corripio-Miyar, Richard J Mellanby, Katy Morrison, Tom N McNeilly
BACKGROUND: The active form of the vitamin D3, 1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25-(OH)2D3) has been shown to have major effects not only on physiological processes but also on the regulation of the immune system of vertebrates. Dendritic cells are specialised antigen presenting cells which are in charge of the initiation of T-cell dependant immune responses and as such are key regulators of responses towards pathogens. In this study we set out to evaluate the effects of 1,25-(OH)2D3 on the phenotype of cattle monocyte-derived dendritic cells (MoDCs) and how the conditioning with this vitamin affects the function of these myeloid cells...
December 13, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234327/influence-of-microbiota-on-intestinal-immune-system-in-ulcerative-colitis-and-its-intervention
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REVIEW
Sai-Long Zhang, Shu-Na Wang, Chao-Yu Miao
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) with chronic and recurrent characteristics caused by multiple reasons. Although the pathogenic factors have not been clarified yet, recent studies have demonstrated that intestinal microbiota plays a major role in UC, especially in the immune system. This review focuses on the description of several major microbiota communities that affect UC and their interactions with the host. In this review, eight kinds of microbiota that are highly related to IBD, including Faecalibacterium prausnitzii, Clostridium clusters IV and XIVa, Bacteroides, Roseburia species, Eubacterium rectale, Escherichia coli, Fusobacterium, and Candida albicans are demonstrated on the changes in amount and roles in the onset and progression of IBD...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231753/rates-of-insufficiency-and-deficiency-of-vitamin-d-levels-in-elite-professional-male-and-female-skiers-a-chronobiologic-approach
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Jacopo Antonino Vitale, Giovanni Lombardi, Luca Cavaleri, Rosa Graziani, Herbert Schoenhuber, Antonio La Torre, Giuseppe Banfi
Vitamin D is essential for the maintenance and promotion of musculoskeletal health, for the functioning of the immune, cardiovascular and reproductive systems, and its main action is to keep calcium and phosphate plasmatic physiological concentrations at intestinal, renal and bony level. Vitamin D affects several parameters related to physical performance too and a particularly high percentage of vitamin D insufficiency and deficiency in professional athletes has been observed. Several variables are able to impair the synthesis of 25(OH)D in athletes, specifically both genetic and environmental factors, but the most probable explanation for the deficient/insufficient vitamin D levels is the insufficient ultraviolet B light (UVB) exposure during winter...
December 12, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214886/clinical-and-molecular-aspects-of-lead-toxicity-an-update
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Prasenjit Mitra, Shailja Sharma, Purvi Purohit, Praveen Sharma
Lead toxicity is a major public health issue in developed and developing countries. Both acute and chronic lead exposure has the potential to cause many deleterious systematic effects including hypertension, frank anemia, cognitive deficits, infertility, immune imbalances, delayed skeletal and deciduous dental development, vitamin D deficiency, and gastrointestinal effects. The underlying mechanisms for all these systemic effects have not been elucidated completely. However, the most plausible cause is free radical damage...
November 2017: Critical Reviews in Clinical Laboratory Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207798/does-vitamin-d-supplementation-improve-glycaemic-control-in-children-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Shreya Sharma, Niranjan Biswal, Adhisivam Bethou, Medha Rajappa, Sadish Kumar, Vickneshwaran Vinayagam
Introduction: Vitamin D endocrine system is a potential immune system modulator and has been implicated in the pathogenesis of several autoimmune diseases including Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM). Studies have demonstrated an inverse risk relationship between T1DM and Vitamin D levels and also, shown a reduced risk of the disease with its supplementation. Aim: To evaluate the role of Vitamin D as an adjuvant in improving glycaemic control and residual pancreatic beta-cell function...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201115/effect-of-vitamin-d-supplementation-on-procalcitonin-as-prognostic-biomarker-in-patients-with-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-complicated-with-vitamin-d-deficiency
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Amir Ebrahim Miroliaee, Jamshid Salamzadeh, Shervin Shokouhi, Alireza Fatemi, Seyed Hossein Ardehali, Mohammad Reza Hajiesmaeili, Zahra Sahraei
Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a common and serious problem that develops after more than 48 h of mechanical ventilation. Improving the activity of immune system with vitamin D, and its consequent impact on prognostic biomarkers of VAP was studied in the current study. A randomized double blind placebo controlled clinical trial was designed. A total of 46 patients with VAP, who were suffering from vitamin D deficiency, were randomly allocated into the study groups of placebo (n=22) and treatment (n=24) The treatment group received 300,000 units of intramuscular vitamin D...
2017: Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research: IJPR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179679/attenuating-the-rate-of-total-body-fat-accumulation-and-alleviating-liver-damage-by-oral-administration-of-vitamin-d-enriched-edible-mushrooms-in-a-diet-induced-obesity-murine-model-is-mediated-by-an-anti-inflammatory-paradigm-shift
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A Drori, D Rotnemer-Golinkin, S Avni, A Drori, O Danay, D Levanon, J Tam, L Zolotarev, Y Ilan
BACKGROUND: Hypovitaminosis D is associated with many features of the metabolic syndrome, including non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Vitamin D-enriched mushrooms extracts exert a synergistic anti-inflammatory effect. The aim of the present study is to determine the immunomodulatory effect of oral administration of vitamin D-enriched mushrooms extracts on high-fat diet (HFD) animal model of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). METHODS: C57BL/6 mice on HFD were orally administered with vitamin D supplement, Lentinula edodes (LE) mushrooms extract, or vitamin D-enriched mushrooms extract for 25 weeks...
November 28, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174154/reduced-serum-vitamin-d-concentrations-in-healthy-early-lactation-dairy-cattle
#20
S J Holcombe, L Wisnieski, J Gandy, B Norby, L M Sordillo
Cattle obtain vitamin D by ingestion or cutaneous exposure to UV light. Dairy cattle diets are frequently supplemented with vitamin D to compensate for limited sun exposure or during times of increased metabolic demands, such as the periparturient period, to maintain calcium homeostasis. Whether housing and supplemental vitamin D practices supply adequate amounts of vitamin D to optimally support the transition from gestation to lactation in dairy cattle is unknown. Our objective was to determine how serum vitamin D concentrations of dairy cows change with season, age, parity, and stage of lactation...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
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