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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654890/wogonoside-inhibits-il-1%C3%AE-induced-catabolism-and-hypertrophy-in-mouse-chondrocyte-and-ameliorates-murine-osteoarthritis
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Qian Tang, Gang Zheng, Zhenhua Feng, Minji Tong, Jianxiang Xu, Zhiyan Hu, Ping Shang, Yu Chen, Chenggui Wang, Yiting Lou, Deheng Chen, Di Zhang, Majid Nisar, Xiaolei Zhang, Huazi Xu, Haixiao Liu
The inflammatory environment is correlated with extracellular matrix (ECM) degradation and chondrocyte hypertrophy in the development of osteoarthritis (OA). Previous studies have reported the anti-inflammatory effects of wogonoside in several diseases. In the present study, we investigated the protective effects of wogonoside in relation to the development of OA and delineated the potential mechanism. In vitro, wogonoside decreased the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines like Nitric oxide (NO), prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), and interleukin-6 (IL-6)...
June 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654841/exposure-to-particulate-matter-2-5-pm2-5-induced-macrophage-dependent-inflammation-characterized-by-increased-th1-th17-cytokine-secretion-and-cytotoxicity
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Qin-Yun Ma, Da-Yu Huang, Hui-Jun Zhang, Shaohua Wang, Xiao-Feng Chen
Particulate matter PM2.5 is a class of airborne particles and droplets with sustained high levels in many developing countries. Epidemiological studies have shown the association between sustained high level of PM2.5 and the risk of many diseases in the respiratory system, including lung cancer. However, the precise mechanisms through which PM2.5 induces respiratory diseases are still unclear. In this study, we demonstrated that CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cells following PM2.5 treatment demonstrated significantly elevated mRNA and protein levels of interferon (IFN)-γ, interleukin (IL)-10, IL-17, and IL-21 production...
June 24, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654702/stomatin-like-protein-2-deficiency-results-in-impaired-mitochondrial-translation
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Panagiotis Mitsopoulos, Orsolya Lapohos, Woranontee Weraarpachai, Hana Antonicka, Yu-Han Chang, Joaquín Madrenas
Mitochondria translate the RNAs for 13 core polypeptides of respiratory chain and ATP synthase complexes that are essential for the assembly and function of these complexes. This process occurs in close proximity to the mitochondrial inner membrane. However, the mechanisms and molecular machinery involved in mitochondrial translation are not fully understood, and defects in this process can result in severe diseases. Stomatin-like protein (SLP)-2 is a mainly mitochondrial protein that forms cardiolipin- and prohibitin-enriched microdomains in the mitochondrial inner membrane that are important for the formation of respiratory supercomplexes and their function...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654680/serum-fatty-acid-binding-protein-4-fabp4-concentration-is-associated-with-insulin-resistance-in-peripheral-tissues-a-clinical-study
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Risa Nakamura, Tsuyoshi Okura, Yohei Fujioka, Keisuke Sumi, Kazuhiko Matsuzawa, Shoichiro Izawa, Etsuko Ueta, Masahiko Kato, Shin-Ichi Taniguchi, Kazuhiro Yamamoto
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is caused by insulin resistance and β cell dysfunction. In recent studies reported that several markers associated with insulin sensitivity in skeletal muscle, Adiponectin and other parameters, such as fatty acid-binding protein (FABP4), have been reported to regulate insulin resistance, but it remains unclear which factor mostly affects insulin resistance in T2DM. In this cross-sectional study, we evaluated the relationships between several kinds of biomarkers and insulin resistance, and insulin secretion in T2DM and healthy controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654149/young-adult-survivors-of-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-show-evidence-of-chronic-inflammation-and-cellular-aging
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Hany Ariffin, Mohamad Shafiq Azanan, Sayyidatul Syahirah Abd Ghafar, Lixian Oh, Kee Hie Lau, Tharshanadhevasheri Thirunavakarasu, Atiqah Sedan, Kamariah Ibrahim, Adelyne Chan, Tong Foh Chin, Fong Fong Liew, Shareni Jeyamogan, Erda Syerena Rosli, Rashidah Baharudin, Tsiao Yi Yap, Roderick Skinner, Su Han Lum, Pierre Hainaut
BACKGROUND: Large epidemiologic studies have reported the premature onset of age-related conditions, such as ischemic heart disease and diabetes mellitus, in childhood cancer survivors, decades earlier than in their peers. The authors investigated whether young adult survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) have a biologic phenotype of cellular ageing and chronic inflammation. METHODS: Plasma inflammatory cytokines were measured using a cytometric bead array in 87 asymptomatic young adult survivors of childhood ALL (median age, 25 years; age range, 18-35 years) who attended annual follow-up clinic and compared with healthy, age-matched and sex-matched controls...
June 27, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653829/development-and-characterization-of-a-hydroxyl-sulfonamide-analog-5-chloro-n-2-4-hydroxysulfamoyl-phenyl-ethyl-2-methoxy-benzamide-as-a-novel-nlrp3-inflammasome-inhibitor-for-potential-treatment-of-multiple-sclerosis
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Chunqing Guo, Jacob W Fulp, Yuqi Jiang, Xia Li, Jeremy Edward Chojnacki, Jingde Wu, Xiang-Yang Wang, Shijun Zhang
In our efforts to develop novel small molecule inhibitors for the NOD-like receptor family pyrin domain containing 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome as potential disease-modifying agents to treat neurological disorders including multiple sclerosis (MS), a hydroxyl sulfonamide analog JC-171 has been rationally designed and biologically characterized both in vitro and in vivo. Our studies established that JC-171 dose dependently inhibited LPS/ATP induced interleukin-1β (IL-1β) release from J774A.1 macrophages with an IC50 of 8...
June 27, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653490/the-role-of-il-23-and-the-il-23-th-17-immune-axis-in-the-pathogenesis-and-treatment-of-psoriasis
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G Girolomoni, R Strohal, L Puig, H Bachelez, J Barker, W H Boehncke, J C Prinz
Psoriasis is a chronic, immune-mediated disease affecting more than 100 million people worldwide and up to 2.2% of the UK population. The etiology of psoriasis is thought to originate from an interplay of genetic, environmental, infectious, and lifestyle factors. The manner in which genetic and environmental factors interact to contribute to the molecular disease mechanisms has remained elusive. However, the interleukin 23 (IL-23)/T-helper 17 (TH 17) immune axis has been identified as a major immune pathway in psoriasis disease pathogenesis...
June 27, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653377/effects-of-hydroxyethyl-starch-130-0-42-vs-ringer-s-acetate-on-cytokine-levels-in-severe-sepsis
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C T Anthon, R B Müller, N Haase, P B Hjortrup, K Møller, T Lange, J Wetterslev, A Perner
BACKGROUND: The Scandinavian Starch for Severe Sepsis/Septic Shock (6S) trial showed increased 90-day mortality with hydroxyethyl starch (HES) 130/0.42 vs. Ringer's acetate. To explore the underlying pathophysiology, we compared early changes in plasma cytokine concentrations between patients resuscitated with HES vs. Ringer's acetate. METHODS: In a subgroup of 226 patients from the 6S trial, we calculated delta plasma concentrations of tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), interleukin (IL)-6 and IL-10 from randomization to day 2...
June 26, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653252/sil-24-peptide-a-human-interleukin-24-isoform-induces-mitochondrial-mediated-apoptosis-in-human-cancer-cells
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Samira Valiyari, Mona Salami, Reza Mahdian, Mohammad Ali Shokrgozar, Mana Oloomi, Azadeh Mohammadi Farsani, Saeid Bouzari
PURPOSE: Interleukin-24 (IL-24) is a unique cytokine in the IL-10 family that reveals tumor-suppressive activity against a broad range of cancers. Alternative splicing of human IL-24 generates several isoforms with different pro-apoptotic activities. In the current study, we aimed to investigate the cytotoxic properties of a recombinant smallest isoform of IL-24 (sIL-24) and the underlying molecular mechanisms in PC-3, A549, U937, and Raji cancer cells as well as normal cell line MRC-5...
June 26, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653113/association-of-soluble-st2-with-functional-capacity-in-outpatients-with-heart-failure
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O Yucel, I Gul, A Zararsiz, O Demirpence, H Yucel, Z Cinar, A Zorlu, M B Yilmaz
BACKGROUND: Biomarkers play an important role in the risk stratification of patients with heart failure (HF). Recent studies have shown that soluble suppression of tumorigenicity 2 (sST2), a member of the interleukin 1 receptor family, is associated with disease prognosis in acute and chronic HF. In this study we aimed to investigate the relation between sST2 level and functional capacity in outpatients with systolic HF. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study included 120 HF patients with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF; EF ≤ 40%)...
June 26, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652934/phytochemical-rich-medicinal-plant-extracts-suppress-bacterial-antigens-induced-inflammation-in-human-tonsil-epithelial-cells
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Niluni M Wijesundara, Satvir Sekhon-Loodu, Hp Vasantha Rupasinghe
BACKGROUND: Pharyngitis is an inflammatory condition of the pharynx and associated structures commonly caused by the Group A streptococci (GAS). There is a growing interest in discovering plant-based anti-inflammatory compounds as potential alternatives to conventional drugs. This study evaluated anti-inflammatory activity of phytochemical-rich extracts prepared from 12 herbal plants using human tonsil epithelial cells (HTonEpiC) in vitro. METHODS: The HTonEpiC were induced by a mixture of lipoteichoic acid (LTA) and peptidoglycan (PGN) (10 µg/mL; bacterial antigens) for 4 h and then exposed to ethanol extracts (EE) or aqueous extracts (AE) for 20 h...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652837/a-pilot-study-of-zoledronic-acid-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-advanced-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma
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Muhammad Omer Jamil, Mary S Jerome, Deborah Miley, Katri S Selander, Francisco Robert
PURPOSE: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare malignancy with a dismal median survival of <12 months with current therapy. Single and combination chemotherapy regimens have shown only modest clinical benefit. In preclinical studies, nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates (zoledronic acid) inhibit growth of mesothelioma cells by different mechanisms: inhibition of mevalonate pathway, inhibition of angiogenesis, activation of apoptosis through caspase activation, and alteration in activity of matrix metalloproteinases, thereby affecting invasiveness of cancer cells...
2017: Lung Cancer: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652742/atiqctpc-a-nanomedicine-capable-of-targeting-tumor-and-blocking-thrombosis-in-vivo
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Xinyi Xu, Yuji Wang, Jianhui Wu, Xi Hu, Haimei Zhu, Xiaoyi Zhang, Yaonan Wang, Lin Gui, Ming Zhao, Shiqi Peng
To overcome the harmful side effects, low tolerance, and undesirable outcomes of the anticancer drugs, we used ethane-1,2-diamine to bridge antitumoral (S)-3-acetyl-4-oxo-tetrahydroindolo[2,3-a]quinolizine-6-carboxylic acid (ATIQC) and tumor-targeting d-glucuronic acid, thereby providing (6S)-3-acetyl-4-oxo-N-(2-(3,4,5,6-tetrahydroxytetrahydro-2H-pyran-2-carboxamido)ethyl)-4,6,7,12-tetrahydroindolo[2,3-a]quinolizine-6-carboxamide (ATIQCTPC). Atomic force microscopy images visualized, that in serum, ATIQCTPC formed particles of height <81 nm...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652656/systemic-interleukin-9-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-association-with-mucosal-healing-in-ulcerative-colitis
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Malgorzata Matusiewicz, Katarzyna Neubauer, Iwona Bednarz-Misa, Sabina Gorska, Malgorzata Krzystek-Korpacka
AIM: To evaluate circulating IL9 in inflammatory bowel disease and disease-associated anemia/cachexia and assess its potential as a mucosal healing marker. METHODS: Serum IL9 as well as other cytokines (IL1β, IL6, IL13, IFNγ, TNFα, and VEGF-A) were determined in 293 individuals: 97 patients with Crohn's disease (CD) and 74 with ulcerative colitis (UC) and in 122 apparently healthy controls. The clinical activity of CD and UC was expressed in terms of the Crohn's Disease Activity Index (CDAI) and the Mayo Scoring System (MDAI), respectively, and the severity of bowel inflammation in UC patients was assessed using Mayo endoscopic score...
June 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652057/carotid-endarterectomy-induces-the-release-of-inflammatory-markers-and-the-activation-of-coagulation-as-measured-in-the-jugular-bulb
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Bjorn Kragsterman, David Bergqvist, Agneta Siegbahn, Hakan Parsson
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Transient cerebral hypoxia may induce neuronal injury through an ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) response, with a subsequent activation of inflammation and coagulation-fibrinolysis. During carotid endarterectomy (CEA), the artery is clamped, which might impair the regional cerebral perfusion and initiate a local I/R response. Data suggest that the CD40-CD40 ligand dyad acts as a modulator in the induced activation. The aim of this study was to locally measure soluble CD40 ligand (sCD40L), in conjunction with inflammation and coagulation activation markers, during CEA...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652007/cytokines-affecting-cd4-t-regulatory-cells-in-transplant-tolerance-iii-interleukin-5-il-5-promotes-survival-of-alloantigen-specific-cd4-t-regulatory-cells
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Bruce M Hall, Karren M Plain, Giang T Tran, Nirupama D Verma, Catherine M Robinson, Masaru Nomura, Rochelle Boyd, Suzanne J Hodgkinson
CD4(+)T cells mediate antigen-specific allograft tolerance, but die in culture without activated lymphocyte derived cytokines. Supplementation of the media with cytokine rich supernatant, from ConA activated spleen cells, preserves the capacity of tolerant cells to transfer tolerance and suppress rejection. rIL-2 or rIL-4 alone are insufficient to maintain these cells, however. We observed that activation of naïve CD4(+)CD25(+)FOXP3(+)Treg with alloantigen and the Th2 cytokine rIL-4 induces them to express interleukin-5 specific receptor alpha (IL-5Rα) suggesting that IL-5, a Th2 cytokine that is produced later in the immune response may promote tolerance mediating Treg...
June 23, 2017: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651331/il-1%C3%AE-up-regulates-star-and-progesterone-production-through-the-erk1-2-and-p38-mediated-creb-signaling-pathways-in-human-granulosa-lutein-cells
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Xuan Dang, Qinling Zhu, Yaqiong He, Yuan Wang, Yao Lu, Xiaoxue Li, Jia Qi, Hasiximuke Wu, Yun Sun
The pro-inflammatory cytokine interleukin-1β (IL-1β) may be involved in several ovulation-associated events, such as proteases synthesis, prostaglandin production and steroidogenesis in granulosa cells. However, the exact effect of IL-1β on progesterone synthesis in granulosa cells and the underlying mechanism remain unclear. By using cultured granulosa-lutein cells collected from women undergoing in vitro fertilization or intracytoplasmic sperm injection, we found that IL-1β up-regulated steroidogenic acute regulatory protein (StAR) expression and progesterone synthesis in granulosa-lutein cells, which was comparable with luteinizing hormone (LH) effect and could be abolished by an IL-1 receptor antagonist...
June 23, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651253/association-of-il-6-gene-174-and-572-g-c-polymorphisms-with-proliferative-diabetic-retinopathy-of-type-2-diabetes-in-a-chinese-population
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Qin-Kang Lu, Jun-Tao Zhang, Na Zhao, Hui-Yun Wang, Qi-Hu Tong, Shou-Li Wang
PURPOSE: To investigate the association of interleukin (IL)-6 with proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) of type 2 diabetes (T2D) in a Chinese population. METHODS: Two subtypes of the IL-6 promoter (-174 and -572 G/C) were genotyped in 215 T2D patients with PDR and 207 T2D patients with a normal retinal function (controls) using the PCR-RFLP method. The mRNA and protein expression of IL-6 was examined by real-time PCR. RESULTS: T2D patients with PDR had a significantly higher frequency of IL-6 -174 GC (OR 0...
June 27, 2017: Ophthalmic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651236/tanshinone-i-alleviates-insulin-resistance-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-rats-through-irs-1-pathway
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Ying Wei, Jiaqi Gao, Lingling Qin, Yunling Xu, Dongchao Wang, Haoxia Shi, Tunhai Xu, Tonghua Liu
Tanshinone I from tanshen has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for treating cardiovascular diseases and inflammatory diseases. Given the link between inflammation and Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), we suspect that tanshinone I may have a beneficial effect on T2DM. This study was to investigate the potential effects of tanshinone I on T2DM and its underlying mechanism. T2DM was thus induced in Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats using streptozotocin (STZ) and high-fat diet. It was observed that T2DM rats had higher levels of total cholesterol (TC), nonesterified fatty acids (NEFAs), total triglyceride (TG) and total low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) compared with normal, healthy SD rats...
June 23, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651168/the-antioxidant-and-anti-inflammatory-properties-of-lycopene-in-mice-lungs-exposed-to-cigarette-smoke
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Keila Karine Duarte Campos, Glaucy Rodrigues Araújo, Thais Lourenço Martins, Ana Carla Balthar Bandeira, Guilherme de Paula Costa, André Talvani, Camila Carrião Machado Garcia, Laser Antônio Machado Oliveira, Daniela Caldeira Costa, Frank Silva Bezerra
Lycopene is a carotenoid with known antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. We aimed to evaluate the in vitro and in vivo effects of lycopene on reducing the redox imbalance and inflammation induced by cigarette smoke (CS). For the in vitro study, J774A.1 (macrophages) cells were incubated in the presence of 0.5, 1.0, 2.0, 4.0, 8.0, 10.0 and 25 μM of lycopene for 3, 6 and 24 h or in the presence of 0.1%, 0.25%, 0.5%, 0.625%, 1.25%, 2.25%, 5% and 10% cigarette smoke extract (CSE) for 3, 6 and 24 h to assess cell viability and measurement of intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS)...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
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