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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938693/the-regulation-of-immune-cells-by-lactobacilli-a-potential-therapeutic-target-for-anti-atherosclerosis-therapy
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Ya-Hui Ding, Lin-Yan Qian, Jie Pang, Jing-Yang Lin, Qiang Xu, Li-Hong Wang, Dong-Sheng Huang, Hai Zou
Atherosclerosis is an inflammatory disease regulated by several immune cells including lymphocytes, macrophages and dendritic cells. Gut probiotic bacteria like Lactobacilli have been shown immunomodificatory effects in the progression of atherogenesis. Some Lactobacillus stains can upregulate the activity of regulatory T-lymphocytes, suppress T-lymphocyte helper (Th) cells Th1, Th17, alter the Th1/Th2 ratio, influence the subsets ratio of M1/M2 macrophages, inhibit foam cell formation by suppressing macrophage phagocytosis of oxidized low-density lipoprotein, block the activation of the immune system with dendritic cells, which are expected to suppress the atherosclerosis-related inflammation...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938612/magnetic-resonance-imaging-tracking-and-assessing-repair-function-of-the-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-transplantation-in-a-rat-model-of-spinal-cord-injury
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Hongwu Zhang, Liqin Wang, Shihong Wen, Qingfeng Xiang, Xianhong Xiang, Caixia Xu, Yong Wan, Jingnan Wang, Bin Li, Yiqian Wan, Zhiyun Yang, David Y B Deng
The transplantation of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) to repair spinal cord injury (SCI) has become a promising therapy. However, there is still a lack of visual evidence directly implicating the transplanted cells as the source of the improvement of spinal cord function. In this study, BMSCs were labeled with NF-200 promoter and lipase-activated gadolinium-containing nanoparticles (Gd-DTPA-FA). Double labeled BMSCs were implanted into spinal cord transaction injury in rat models in situ, the function recovery was evaluated on 1st, 7th, 14th, 28 th days by MRI, Diffusion Tensor Imaing, CT imaging and post-processing, and histological observations...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938496/icaritin-improves-antibody-induced-thrombocytopenia-in-a-mouse-model-by-regulating-t-cell-polarization
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Chenghong Sun, Jian Yang, Mingzhi Wang, Lihong Pan, Jingchun Yao, Shenglan Wang, Na Guo, Chunyan Li, Guimin Zhang
Previous studies have shown that icaritin (ICT) has significant protective effects on immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), and the present study aimed to discuss the mechanism of this protective effect from the aspect of regulating T-cell polarization by an antibody-induced ITP mice model. Mice were given rat anti-mouse CD41 antibody (MWReg30) by intraperitoneal injection for 7 d to produce ITP model. At the same time, ICT was administrated at 10 mg/kg/d orally for 9 d. Peripheral blood platelets were counted by hematology analyzer...
September 22, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938463/role-of-cyp51-in-the-regulation-of-t3-and-fsh-induced-steroidogenesis-in-female-mice
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Juan Liu, Ye Tian, Yu Ding, Dai Heng, Kaili Xu, Wenbo Liu, Cheng Zhang
Cytochrome P450 lanosterol 14α-demethylase (CYP51) is a key enzyme in sterols and steroids biosynthesis that involved in folliculogenesis and oocyte maturation, which is regulated by follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), as a key reproductive hormone during follicular development. Thyroid hormone (TH) is also important for normal reproductive function. Although T3 enhances FSH-induced preantral follicle growth, whether and how TH combines with FSH to regulate CYP51 expression during preantral to early antral transition stage is unclear...
August 18, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938430/role-of-the-bile-acid-transporter-slc10a1-in-liver-targeting-of-the-lipid-lowering-thyroid-hormone-analog-eprotirome
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Simone Kersseboom, Anja L M van Gucht, Alies van Mullem, Giulia Brigante, Stefania Farina, Bo Carlsson, Joanne M Donkers, Stan F J van de Graaf, Robin P Peeters, Theo J Visser
The thyroid hormone (TH) analog eprotirome (KB2115; 3-[[3,5-dibromo-4-[4-hydroxy-3-(1-methylethyl)-phenoxy]-phenyl]-amino]-3-oxopropanoic acid) was developed to lower cholesterol through selective activation of the T3 receptor isoform TRβ1 in the liver. Interestingly, eprotirome shows low uptake in non-hepatic tissues, explaining its lipid-lowering action without adverse extra-hepatic thyromimetic effects. Clinical trials have shown marked decreases in serum cholesterol levels.We explored the transport of eprotirome across the plasma membrane by members of three TH transporter families: monocarboxylate transporters MCT8 and 10, Na-independent organic anion transporters OATP1A2, 1B1, 1B3, 1C1, 2A1 and 2B1, and Na-dependent organic anion transporters SLC10A1-7...
August 17, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938413/prenatal-diagnosis-of-resistance-to-thyroid-hormone-and-its-clinical-implications
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Theodora Pappa, João Anselmo, Sunnee Mamanasiri, Alexandra M Dumitrescu, Roy E Weiss, Samuel Refetoff
Context: Resistance to thyroid hormone beta (RTHβ) is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by reduced sensitivity of target tissues to thyroid hormones (TH). Individuals with RTHβ have high TH levels usually due to mutations in the TH receptor beta (THRB) gene. The management of RTHβ during pregnancy is challenging as wild-type (WT) fetuses born to RTHβ mothers have low birth weight and suppressed postnatal TSH, due to intrauterine exposure to excess TH. Objective: To determine birth weight and postnatal TSH of WT fetuses carried by mothers with RTHβ whose fT4 levels were maintained below 20% the upper limit of normal (ULN)...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938005/recombinant-vaccines-of-a-cd4-t-cell-epitope-promote-efficient-control-of-paracoccidioides-brasiliensis-burden-by-restraining-primary-organ-infection
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Rodrigo Assunção Holanda, Julián Esteban Muñoz, Lucas Santos Dias, Leandro Buffoni Roque Silva, Julliana Ribeiro Alves Santos, Sthefany Pagliari, Érica Leandro Marciano Vieira, Tatiane Alves Paixão, Carlos Pelleschi Taborda, Daniel Assis Santos, Oscar Bruña-Romero
Paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM) is an infectious disease endemic to South America, caused by the thermally dimorphic fungi Paracoccidioides. Currently, there is no effective human vaccine that can be used in prophylactic or therapeutic regimes. We tested the hypothesis that the immunogenicity of the immunodominant CD4+ T-cell epitope (P10) of Paracoccidioides brasiliensis gp43 antigen might be significantly enhanced by using a hepatitis B virus-derived particle (VLP) as an antigen carrier. This chimera was administered to mice as a (His)6-purified protein (rPbT) or a replication-deficient human type 5 adenoviral vector (rAdPbT) in an immunoprophylaxis assay...
September 22, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937828/the-effects-of-systemic-alfuzosin-and-tamsulosin-hydrochloride-on-choroidal-thickness-and-pupil-diameter-sizes-in-cases-with-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia
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Mustafa Dogan, Bunyamin Kutluksaman, Ibrahim Keles, Mustafa Karalar, Ahmet Omer Halat
PURPOSE: To compare the effects of alfuzosin hydrochloride and tamsulosin hydrochloride on choroidal thickness (CT) and pupil diameter (PD) sizes in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Sixty-three men patients with newly diagnosis of benign prostatic hyperplasia were randomly assigned to either alfuzosin hydrochloride or to tamsulosin hydrochloride groups in this prospective, randomized, parallel-group clinical trial. Enhanced depth imaging spectral-domain optical coherence tomography, pupillography were obtained at baseline, 1st and 3rd month, and choroidal thicknesses and pupil diameter sizes were compared between the two groups...
September 22, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937602/licochalcone-a-prevents-the-loss-of-dopaminergic-neurons-by-inhibiting-microglial-activation-in-lipopolysaccharide-lps-induced-parkinson-s-disease-models
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Bingxu Huang, Juxiong Liu, Chen Ju, Dongxue Yang, Guangxin Chen, Shiyao Xu, Yalong Zeng, Xuan Yan, Wei Wang, Dianfeng Liu, Shoupeng Fu
The neuroprotective effects of Licochalcone A (Lico.A), a flavonoid isolated from the herb licorice, in Parkinson's disease (PD) have not been elucidated. The prominent pathological feature of PD is the loss of dopaminergic neurons. The crucial role of neuroinflammation induced by activated microglia in dopaminergic neurodegeneration has been validated. In this study, we explore the therapeutic effects of Lico.A in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced PD models in vivo and in vitro. We find that Lico.A significantly inhibits LPS-stimulated production of pro-inflammatory mediators and microglial activation by blocking the phosphorylation of extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK1/2) and nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) p65 in BV-2 cells...
September 22, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937035/effects-of-pinealectomy-and-gonadectomy-on-olfactory-bulb-dopaminergic-neurons-in-rats
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Yan Li, Jian Zhu, Ying Wang, Lei Guo, Lei Li, Dong Wang
BACKGROUND: Olfactory disorder is an early manifestation of Parkinson's disease (PD), likely to be associated with abnormalities of the dopaminergic neurons in the olfactory bulb (OB); however, the causes of olfactory disorder in PD are not entirely clear. Some studies showed that melatonin (MT) and androgens (mainly testosterone, T) might participate in the pathogenesis of PD. The research aimed to investigate effects of MT or T deficiency on OB dopaminergic neurons in rats. METHODS: One hundred and twenty normal male Wistar rats were randomly divided into the control, sham operation pinealectomy (PX), sham operation gonadectomy (GDX), PX, GDX, and PX + GDX groups...
October 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937034/effect-of-cordyceps-sinensis-on-the-treatment-of-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-a-pilot-study-on-mice-model
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Shan-Shan Zhong, Ya-Juan Xiang, Pen-Ju Liu, Yang He, Ting-Ting Yang, Yang-Yang Wang, A Rong, Jun Zhang, Guang-Zhi Liu
BACKGROUND: As a traditional Chinese medicine, Cordyceps sinensis (CS) possesses a variety of immunoregulatory properties. This study aimed to explore the therapeutic potential of CS in a mice model of multiple sclerosis (MS)-experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). METHODS: Female C57BL/6 mice were immunized with myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein35-55to induce EAE, followed by an instant intragastric feeding with a low dosage of CS (low-CS group, n = 5), high dosage of CS (high-CS group, n = 5), or the same volume of normal saline (control group, n = 5)...
October 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935714/profiling-mhc-ii-immunopeptidome-of-blood-stage-malaria-reveals-that-cdc1-control-the-functionality-of-parasite-specific-cd4-t-cells
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Marion Draheim, Myriam F Wlodarczyk, Karine Crozat, Jean-Michel Saliou, Tchilabalo Dilezitoko Alayi, Stanislas Tomavo, Ali Hassan, Anna Salvioni, Claudia Demarta-Gatsi, John Sidney, Alessandro Sette, Marc Dalod, Antoine Berry, Olivier Silvie, Nicolas Blanchard
In malaria, CD4 Th1 and T follicular helper (TFH) cells are important for controlling parasite growth, but Th1 cells also contribute to immunopathology. Moreover, various regulatory CD4 T-cell subsets are critical to hamper pathology. Yet the antigen-presenting cells controlling Th functionality, as well as the antigens recognized by CD4 T cells, are largely unknown. Here, we characterize the MHC II immunopeptidome presented by DC during blood-stage malaria in mice. We establish the immunodominance hierarchy of 14 MHC II ligands derived from conserved parasite proteins...
September 21, 2017: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935613/maternal-exposure-of-balb-c-mice-to-indoor-no2-and-allergic-asthma-syndrome-in-offspring-at-adulthood-with-evaluation-of-dna-methylation-associated-th2-polarization
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Huifeng Yue, Wei Yan, Xiaotong Ji, Rui Gao, Juan Ma, Ziyu Rao, Guangke Li, Nan Sang
BACKGROUND: Fetal stress has been proposed to be associated with diseases in both children and adults. Epidemiological studies suggest that maternal exposure to nitrogen dioxide (NO2) contributes to increased morbidity and mortality of offspring with allergic asthma later in life. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to test whether maternal NO2 exposure causes allergic asthma-related consequences in offspring absent any subsequent lung provocation and whether this exposure enhances the likelihood of developing allergic asthma or the intensity of developed allergic airway disease following postnatal allergic sensitization and challenge...
September 13, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935532/photodynamic-therapy-in-combination-with-ranibizumab-versus-ranibizumab-monotherapy-for-polypoidal-choroidal-vasculopathy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Lei Liu, Yih-Chung Tham, Jingyang Wu, Song Yue, Ching-Yu Cheng
PURPOSE: To perform a systematic review and meta-analysis to compare the outcome and serious adverse effects of intravitreal ranibizumab (IVR) monotherapy vs. combined treatment of IVR and photodynamic therapy (PDT) on polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV). METHODS: A computerized online search was performed using PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, Web of Science and China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) database. The quality of included studies was evaluated according to the Newcastle-Ottawa Scale...
September 18, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935491/measurement-of-uterine-natural-killer-unk-cell-percentage-in-the-peri-implantation-endometrium-from-fertile-women-and-women-with-recurrent-reproductive-failure-establishment-of-a-reference-range
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Xiaoyan Chen, Najat Mariee, Lingming Jiang, Yingyu Liu, Chi Chiu Wang, Tin Chiu Li, Susan Laird
BACKGROUND: Uterine natural killer (uNK) cells are the major leucocytes present in the peri-implantation endometrium. Previous studies have found controversial differences in uNK cell percentage in women suffering from recurrent reproductive failure, compared with fertile controls. OBJECTIVE: To compare the uNK cell percentage in women with recurrent reproductive failure and fertile controls. STUDY DESIGN: It was a retrospective study carried out in university hospitals...
September 18, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935167/impact-of-lifetime-traumatic-experiences-on-suicidality-and-likelihood-of-conversion-in-a-cohort-of-individuals-at-clinical-high-risk-for-psychosis
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Margaux M Grivel, Wei Leong, Michael D Masucci, Rebecca A Altschuler, Leigh Y Arndt, Samantha L Redman, Lawrence H Yang, Gary Brucato, Ragy R Girgis
Recent research suggests that trauma history (TH) is a strong socio-environmental risk factor for the development of psychosis. While reported rates of childhood trauma are higher among individuals at clinical high-risk (CHR) for psychosis than in the general population, little research has explored the effects of trauma upon the severity of attenuated positive symptoms. We aimed to explore the specific relationships between TH and baseline symptom severity; likelihood of conversion to full-blown psychosis; suicidal ideation (SI); and suicidal behavior (SB) in a cohort of 200 help-seeking CHR individuals...
September 18, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934970/isolation-and-identification-of-xenorhabdus-and-photorhabdus-bacteria-associated-with-entomopathogenic-nematodes-and-their-larvicidal-activity-against-aedes-aegypti
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Chamaiporn Fukruksa, Thatcha Yimthin, Manawat Suwannaroj, Paramaporn Muangpat, Sarunporn Tandhavanant, Aunchalee Thanwisai, Apichat Vitta
BACKGROUND: Aedes aegypti is a potential vector of West Nile, Japanese encephalitis, chikungunya, dengue and Zika viruses. Alternative control measurements of the vector are needed to overcome the problems of environmental contamination and chemical resistance. Xenorhabdus and Photorhabdus are symbionts in the intestine of entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs) Steinernema spp. and Heterorhabditis spp. These bacteria are able to produce a broad range of bioactive compounds including antimicrobial, antiparasitic, cytotoxic and insecticidal compounds...
September 21, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934276/enhanced-pyruvate-dehydrogenase-activity-improves-cardiac-outcomes-in-a-murine-model-of-cardiac-arrest
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Lin Piao, Yong-Hu Fang, Manfred M Kubler, Michael W Donnino, Willard W Sharp
RATIONALE: Post-ischemic changes in cellular metabolism alter myocardial and neurological function. Pyruvate dehydrogenase (PDH), the limiting step in mitochondrial glucose oxidation, is inhibited by increased expression of PDH kinase (PDK) during ischemia/reperfusion injury. This results in decreased utilization of glucose to generate cellular ATP. Post-cardiac arrest (CA) hypothermia improves outcomes and alters metabolism, but its influence on PDH and PDK activity following CA are unknown...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934238/a-tool-to-automatically-analyze-electromagnetic-tracking-data-from-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy-of-breast-cancer-patients
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Th I Götz, G Lahmer, V Strnad, Ch Bert, B Hensel, A M Tomé, E W Lang
During High Dose Rate Brachytherapy (HDR-BT) the spatial position of the radiation source inside catheters implanted into a female breast is determined via electromagnetic tracking (EMT). Dwell positions and dwell times of the radiation source are established, relative to the patient's anatomy, from an initial X-ray-CT-image. During the irradiation treatment, catheter displacements can occur due to patient movements. The current study develops an automatic analysis tool of EMT data sets recorded with a solenoid sensor to assure concordance of the source movement with the treatment plan...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934137/evidence-for-involvement-of-il-9-and-il-22-in-cows-milk-allergy-in-infants
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Karina V Barros, Vera L Flor Silveira, Marisa S Laranjeira, Neusa F Wandalsen, Susana Passeti, Roberta de Oliveira, Regina V Munekata, Paul S Noakes, Elizabeth A Miles, Philip C Calder
Although allergic inflammation is characterized by a T helper (Th) 2-dominant immune response, the discovery of a role for new T cell subsets in inflammatory diseases has added an additional layer of complexity to the understanding of the pathogeneses of allergic diseases. We evaluated plasma cytokine profiles in infants with cows' milk allergy (CMA), who were being treated with an elimination diet. In a prospective, randomized and controlled study, infants (aged 8.4 ± 3.9 months) with CMA were treated with an elimination diet for 120 days, which replaced cows' milk with a hydrolysed soy protein formula (n = 26) or a free amino acid formula (n = 20)...
September 21, 2017: Nutrients
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