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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550311/organoid-based-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-oemt-model-from-an-intestinal-fibrosis-perspective
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Soojung Hahn, Myeong-Ok Nam, Jung Hyun Noh, Dong Hyeon Lee, Hyun Wook Han, Duk Hwan Kim, Ki Baik Hahm, Sung Pyo Hong, Jun-Hwan Yoo, Jongman Yoo
The current in vitro or in vivo intestinal fibrosis models have many limitations. Recent advancements in the isolation and culturing of organoids has led to development of various three-dimensional (3D) intestinal disease models with in vivo physiology. In this study, we generated an organoid-based epithelial to mesenchymal transition (OEMT) model, which could be used as a novel intestinal fibrosis model. Intestinal epithelial organoids (IEOs) were isolated and cultured from the small intestines of normal mice...
May 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550179/cyp2c44-gene-disruption-is-associated-with-increased-hematopoietic-stem-cells-implication-in-chronic-hypoxia-induced-pulmonary-hypertension
#2
Ryota Hashimoto, Sachindra Raj Joshi, Houli Jiang, Jorge H Capdevila, Ivan F McMurtry, Michal Laniado Schwartzman, Sachin A Gupte
We have recently demonstrated that disruption of the murine cytochrome P450 2c44 gene exacerbates chronic hypoxia-induced pulmonary artery remodeling and hypertension in mice. Subsequently, we serendipitously found that Cyp2c44 gene disruption also increases hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) number in bone marrow and blood. Therefore, the objective of this study was to investigate whether Cyp2c44 disruption regulates HSC phenotype and whether increases in differentiated HSCs contribute to chronic hypoxia-induced remodeling of pulmonary arteries...
May 26, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550120/hiv-1-decreases-nrf2-are-activity-and-phagocytic-function-in-alveolar-macrophages
#3
Bashar S Staitieh, Lingmei Ding, Wendy A Neveu, Paul Spearman, David M Guidot, Xian Fan
Respiratory complications occur frequently in individuals living with human immunodeficiency-1 virus (HIV) infection, and there is evidence that HIV-related oxidative stress impairs alveolar macrophage immune function. We hypothesized that nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 (Nrf2), a master transcription factor that activates the antioxidant response element (ARE) and regulates antioxidant defenses, has an important role in alveolar macrophage (AMs) immune dysfunction in individuals with HIV infections...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550025/mineralocorticoid-receptor-null-mice-informing-cell-type-specific-roles
#4
Timothy James Cole, Morag Young
The mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) mediates the actions of two important adrenal corticosteroid hormones, aldosterone and cortisol. The cell signalling roles of the MR in vivo have expanded enormously since the cloning of human MR gene 30 years ago and the first MR gene knockout in mice nearly 20 years ago. Complete ablation of the MR revealed important roles postnatally for regulation of kidney epithelial functions, with MR-null mice dying 1-2 weeks postnatally from renal salt wasting and hyperkalaemia, with elevated plasma renin and aldosterone...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548038/marek-s-disease-virus-infection-of-phagocytes-a-de-novo-in-vitro-infection-model
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Pankaj Chakraborty, Lonneke Vervelde, Robert G Dalziel, Peter S Wasson, Venugopal Nair, Bernadette M Dutia, Pete Kaiser
Marek's disease virus (MDV) is an alphaherpesvirus that induces T-cell lymphomas in chickens. Natural infections in vivo are caused by the inhalation of infected poultry house dust and it is presumed that MDV infection is initiated in the macrophages from where the infection is passed to B cells and activated T cells. Virus can be detected in B and T cells and macrophages in vivo, and both B and T cells can be infected in vitro. However, attempts to infect macrophages in vitro have not been successful. The aim of this study was to develop a model for infecting phagocytes [macrophages and dendritic cells (DCs)] with MDV in vitro and to characterize the infected cells...
May 26, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545284/-expression-profiles-and-clinical-implication-of-plasma-chemokines-in-patients-with-stanford-type-a-aortic-dissection
#6
F D Fan, Z J Xu, Q Zhou, D J Wang
Objective: To explore the plasma chemokines expressions and related clinical implication in patients with Stanford type A aortic dissection (AD). Methods: We retrospectively analyzed the data of 65 patients with Stanford type A aortic dissection, hypertensive patients and 11 healthy subjects admitted in our department from October 2013 to December 2014, they were divided into four groups: NH-CON group (11 healthy subjects), H-AD group (29 AD patients with hypertension), NH-AD group (21 AD patients without hypertension), and H-CON group (14 hypertension patients)...
April 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543681/activation-of-mmps-in-macrophages-by-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-via-the-mir-223-bmal1-signaling-pathway
#7
Jun Lou, Yongli Wang, Zhimin Zhang, Weiqiang Qiu
An interaction between Mycobacterium tuberculosis and macrophages constitutes an essential step in tuberculosis development, as macrophages exert both positive and negative effects on M. tuberculosis-triggered organ lesions. In this study, we focused on the regulation of the expression of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), which is responsible for lung matrix degradation and bacteria dissection, in macrophages following M. tuberculosis infection. Female BALB/c mice were intravenously injected with the M. tuberculosis strain H37Rv at 0h zeitgeber time (ZT0) or 12 h zeitgeber time (ZT12)...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542613/suppression-of-il-12p70-formation-by-il-2-or-following-macrophage-depletion-causes-t-cell-autoreactivity-leading-to-cns-demyelination-in-hsv-1-infected-mice
#8
Dhong Hyun Lee, Mandana Zandian, Jane Kuo, Kevin R Mott, Shuang Chen, Moshe Arditi, Homayon Ghiasi
We have established two mouse models of central nervous system (CNS) demyelination that differ from most other available models of multiple sclerosis (MS) in that they represent a mixture of viral and immune triggers. In the first model, ocular infection of different strains of mice with a recombinant HSV-1 that expresses murine IL-2 constitutively (HSV-IL-2) causes CNS demyelination. In the second model, depletion of macrophages causes CNS demyelination in mice that are ocularly infected with wild-type (WT) HSV-1...
May 22, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539339/mif-2-d-dt-enhances-proximal-tubular-cell-regeneration-through-slpi-and-atf4-dependent-mechanisms
#9
Akinobu Ochi, Dong Chen, Wibke Schulte, Lin Leng, Nickolas Gilbert Moeckel, Marta Piecychna, Luisa Averdunk, Christian Stoppe, Richard Bucala, Gilbert W Moeckel
Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is a cytokine with pleiotropic actions that is produced by several organs and cell types. Depending on the target cell and the inflammatory context, MIF can engage its two component receptor complex CD74 and CD44, and the chemokine receptors CXCR2/4. MIF is constitutively expressed in renal proximal tubular cells, stored in intracellular preformed pools and is released at a low rate. Recently a second MIF-like protein (i.e. MIF-2/D-DT) has been characterized in mammals...
May 24, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538175/extracellular-vesicles-from-a-helminth-parasite-suppress-macrophage-activation-and-constitute-an-effective-vaccine-for-protective-immunity
#10
Gillian Coakley, Jana L McCaskill, Jessica G Borger, Fabio Simbari, Elaine Robertson, Marissa Millar, Yvonne Harcus, Henry J McSorley, Rick M Maizels, Amy H Buck
Recent studies have demonstrated that many parasites release extracellular vesicles (EVs), yet little is known about the specific interactions of EVs with immune cells or their functions during infection. We show that EVs secreted by the gastrointestinal nematode Heligmosomoides polygyrus are internalized by macrophages and modulate their activation. EV internalization causes downregulation of type 1 and type 2 immune-response-associated molecules (IL-6 and TNF, and Ym1 and RELMα) and inhibits expression of the IL-33 receptor subunit ST2...
May 23, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536301/key-determinants-of-selective-binding-and-activation-by-the-monocyte-chemoattractant-proteins-at-the-chemokine-receptor-ccr2
#11
Zil E Huma, Julie Sanchez, Herman D Lim, Jessica L Bridgford, Cheng Huang, Bradyn J Parker, Jiann G Pazhamalil, Benjamin T Porebski, Kevin D G Pfleger, J Robert Lane, Meritxell Canals, Martin J Stone
Chemokines and their receptors collectively orchestrate the trafficking of leukocytes in normal immune function and inflammatory diseases. Different chemokines can induce distinct responses at the same receptor. In comparison to monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1; also known as CCL2), the chemokines MCP-2 (CCL8) and MCP-3 (CCL7) are partial agonists of their shared receptor CCR2, a key regulator of the trafficking of monocytes and macrophages that contribute to the pathology of atherosclerosis, obesity, and type 2 diabetes...
May 23, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536142/augmented-tme-o-glcnacylation-promotes-tumor-proliferation-through-the-inhibition-of-p38-mapk
#12
Kazumasa Moriwaki, Michio Asahi
O-GlcNAcylation is a dynamic O-linked glycosylation event that plays a crucial role in regulating cellular signaling. Recent studies indicate that increased O-GlcNAcylation is a general feature in cancer and contributes to various cancer phenotypes, including cell proliferation, survival, invasion, metastasis, and energy metabolism. However, the role of O-GlcNAcylation in the tumor microenvironment (TME) is not fully elucidated. Here, B16 melanoma cells were subcutaneously transplanted into O-GlcNAc transferase transgenic (Ogt-Tg) mice exhibiting elevated O-GlcNAcylation to examine the effect of O-GlcNAcylation in the TME on tumor progression...
May 23, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534843/three-new-abietane-type-diterpenoids-from-callicarpa-macrophylla-vahl
#13
Zhen-Hui Wang, Chao Niu, De-Jun Zhou, Ji-Chuan Kong, Wen-Kui Zhang
Three new abietane-type diterpenoids, named callicapoic acid M3 (1), callicapoic acid M4 (2) and callicapoic acid M5 (3), were isolated from the Callicarpa macrophylla Vahl. Their structures were established by spectroscopic techniques (IR, UV, MS, 1D and 2D NMR). All the isolated three compounds were evaluated for inhibitory activity on NO production in LPS-activated RAW 264.7 macrophage cells by using MTT assays. Compounds 1, 2 and 3 showed potent inhibitory activity, with inhibition rates of 34.47-40.13%...
May 19, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533661/macrophage-inflammatory-protein-2-as-mediator-of-inflammation-in-acute-liver-injury
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Chao-Chao Qin, Yan-Ning Liu, Ying Hu, Ying Yang, Zhi Chen
Macrophage inflammatory protein (MIP)-2 is one of the CXC chemokines and is also known as chemokine CXC ligand (CXCL2). MIP-2 affects neutrophil recruitment and activation through the p38 mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-dependent signaling pathway, by binding to its specific receptors, CXCR1 and CXCR2. MIP-2 is produced by a variety of cell types, such as macrophages, monocytes, epithelial cells, and hepatocytes, in response to infection or injury. In liver injury, activated Kupffer cells are known as the major source of MIP-2...
May 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528011/vitreous-seeds-in-retinoblastoma-clinicopathologic-classification-and-correlation
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Alec L Amram, Grecia Rico, Jonathan W Kim, Murali Chintagumpala, Cynthia E Herzog, Dan S Gombos, Patricia Chévez-Barrios
PURPOSE: A recent classification scheme for retinoblastoma vitreous seeds has shown promise in predicting treatment response. For the first time, we correlate this clinical classification scheme with its histopathologic features. DESIGN: Retrospective review. PARTICIPANTS: Enucleated eyes received at the pathology department of the Retinoblastoma Center of Houston from 2010 to 2015. METHODS: Macroscopic photographs of the enucleated eyes of patients with retinoblastoma were analyzed to select those with vitreous seeds...
May 17, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524773/the-role-of-myeloid-cell-derived-pdgf-b-in-neotissue-formation-in-a-tissue-engineered-vascular-graft
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Ekene Onwuka, Cameron Best, Andrew Sawyer, Tai Yi, Eric Heuer, Malik Sams, Matthew Wiet, Hong Zheng, Themis Kyriakides, Christopher Breuer
AIM: Inflammatory myeloid lineage cells mediate neotissue formation in tissue-engineered vascular grafts, but the molecular mechanism is not completely understood. We examined the role of vasculogenic PDGF-B in tissue-engineered vascular graft neotissue development. MATERIALS & METHODS: Myeloid cell-specific PDGF-B knockout mice (PDGF-KO) were generated using bone marrow transplantation, and scaffolds were implanted as inferior vena cava interposition grafts in either PDGF-KO or wild-type mice...
May 19, 2017: Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518078/non-invasive-in-vivo-fluorescence-optical-imaging-of-inflammatory-mmp-activity-using-an-activatable-fluorescent-imaging-agent
#17
Johannes Schwenck, Florian C Maier, Manfred Kneilling, Stefan Wiehr, Kerstin Fuchs
This paper describes a non-invasive method for imaging matrix metalloproteinases (MMP)-activity by an activatable fluorescent probe, via in vivo fluorescence optical imaging (OI), in two different mouse models of inflammation: a rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and a contact hypersensitivity reaction (CHR) model. Light with a wavelength in the near infrared (NIR) window (650 - 950 nm) allows a deeper tissue penetration and minimal signal absorption compared to wavelengths below 650 nm. The major advantages using fluorescence OI is that it is cheap, fast and easy to implement in different animal models...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513806/increased-activity-of-vascular-adenosine-deaminase-in-atherosclerosis-and-therapeutic-potential-of-its-inhibition
#18
Barbara Kutryb-Zajac, Lukasz Mateuszuk, Paulina Zukowska, Agnieszka Jasztal, Magdalena A Zabielska, Marta Toczek, Patrycja Jablonska, Agnieszka Zakrzewska, Barbara Sitek, Jan Rogowski, Romuald Lango, Ewa M Slominska, Stefan Chlopicki, Ryszard T Smolenski
Aims: Extracellular nucleotides and adenosine that are formed or degraded by membrane-bound ecto-enzymes could affect atherosclerosis by regulating the inflammation and thrombosis. This study aimed to evaluate a relation between ecto-enzymes that convert extracellular adenosine triphosphate to adenine dinucleotide phosphate, adenosine monophosphate, adenosine, and inosine on the surface of the vessel wall with the severity or progression of experimental and clinical atherosclerosis. Furthermore, we tested whether the inhibition of adenosine deaminase will block the development of experimental atherosclerosis...
November 1, 2016: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507202/determination-of-volatile-organic-compounds-exhaled-by-cell-lines-derived-from-hematological-malignancies
#19
Hongxia Tang, Yan Lu, Lulu Zhang, Zhonghui Wu, Xiaofang Hou, Hailong Xia
Background: The gas human exhaled contains many volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which is related to the health status of body. Analysis of VOCs has been proposed as a noninvasive diagnostic tool for certain cancers. Detailed research on the VOCs in gas exhaled by cell can characterize cell type specific metabolites and may be helpful to detect the cancer markers in clinical practice. Methods: Solid phase microextraction-gas chromatography-mass spectrometry was used to detect VOCs in the headspace of tissue culture flask in non-Hodgkin's lymphoma cell line JEKO and acute mononuclear leukemia cell line SHI-1, to elaborate the characteristic gaseous biomarkers of hematological malignancies...
May 15, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506464/recruited-monocytes-and-type-2-immunity-promote-lung-regeneration-following-pneumonectomy
#20
Andrew J Lechner, Ian H Driver, Jinwoo Lee, Carmen M Conroy, Abigail Nagle, Richard M Locksley, Jason R Rock
To investigate the role of immune cells in lung regeneration, we used a unilateral pneumonectomy model that promotes the formation of new alveoli in the remaining lobes. Immunofluorescence and single-cell RNA sequencing found CD115+ and CCR2+ monocytes and M2-like macrophages accumulating in the lung during the peak of type 2 alveolar epithelial stem cell (AEC2) proliferation. Genetic loss of function in mice and adoptive transfer studies revealed that bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMDMs) traffic to the lung through a CCL2-CCR2 chemokine axis and are required for optimal lung regeneration, along with Il4ra-expressing leukocytes...
May 3, 2017: Cell Stem Cell
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