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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110439/combination-of-interleukin-1-polymorphism-and-helicobacter-pylori-infection-an-increased-risk-of-gastric-cancer-in-pakistani-population
#1
Yasir Raza, Adnan Khan, Asif Iqbal Khan, Saeed Khan, Shakeel Akhter, Muhammad Mubarak, Ayaz Ahmed, Shahana Urooj Kazmi
Helicobacter pylori is one of the major risk factors involved in the development ofgastritis and gastric cancer (GC). H. pylori infection leads to increased production of pro-inflammatory cytokines by the host. Carriage of specific polymorphisms in cytokine genes may be associated with host susceptibility to the development of GC. We investigated the role of host genetic factors including polymorphisms of IL-1B and IL-1RN in correlation with gastritis and GC in H. pylori infected Pakistani population. A total of 230 gastritis cases and 100 GC cases were genotyped for IL 1B-511 and IL-1RN penta-allelic variable number of tandem repeats (VNTRs)...
January 21, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110432/two-by-two-cross-over-study-to-evaluate-agreement-between-versions-of-a-quantitative-coronary-analysis-system-qangio-xa
#2
Kayoko Kozuma, Kosuke Kashiwabara, Tomohiro Shinozaki, Ken Kozuma, Koji Oba, Yutaka Matsuyama
The current version (ver. 7.3) of the popular quantitative coronary analysis system QAngio XA (Medis Medical Imaging System BV, Leiden, the Netherlands) is widely used without evaluating the agreement between the current and older versions in relation to a change of algorithms. The purpose of this study was to assess the equivalence of averages between QAngio XA versions 7.3 and 6.0. Based on the calculated sample size, angiographic images of 100 patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention of a single target lesion were randomly selected from two published studies (OUCH-TL: 154 lesions; OUCH-PRO: 160 lesions)...
January 21, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110355/venous-gas-emboli-are-involved-in-post-dive-macro-but-not-microvascular-dysfunction
#3
Kate Lambrechts, Costantino Balestra, Michaël Theron, Anne Henckes, Hubert Galinat, Fanny Mignant, Marc Belhomme, Jean-Michel Pontier, François Guerrero
PURPOSE: Previous studies have shown vascular dysfunction of main conductance arteries and microvessels after diving. We aim to evaluate the impact of bubble formation on vascular function and haemostasis. To achieve this, we used a vibration preconditioning to influence bubble levels without changing any other parameters linked to the dive. METHODS: Twentty-six divers were randomly assigned to one of three groups: (1) the "vibrations-dive" group (VD; n = 9) was exposed to a whole-body vibration session 30 min prior the dive; (2) the "diving" group (D; n = 9) served as a control for the effect of the diving protocol; (3) The "vibration" protocol (V; n = 8) allowed us to assess the effect of vibrations without diving...
January 21, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110193/effects-of-polyphenol-compounds-melanin-on-nafld-nash-prevention
#4
Natalia Belemets, Nazarii Kobyliak, Oleksandr Virchenko, Tetyana Falalyeyeva, Tsyryuk Olena, Petro Bodnar, Oleksiy Savchuk, Tetyana Galenova, Martin Caprnda, Luis Rodrigo, Lubomir Skladany, Delian Delev, Radka Opatrilova, Peter Kruzliak, Tetyana Beregova, Lyudmyla Ostapchenko
BACKGROUND: One of the pathogenic mechanisms of the progression non-alcoholic liver disease (NAFLD) to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is the accumulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS). So, antioxidant therapy is necessary for successful treatment of the liver injury. We have paid attention to melanin produced by yeast Nadsoniella nigra strain X-1 as novel antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents with low toxicity. In current study we aimed to investigate the preventive effect of melanin on the monosodium glutamate (MSG) induced NAFLD model in rats...
January 19, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110119/interleukin-15-activates-akt-to-protect-astrocytes-from-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-induced-cell-death
#5
Gilbert Aaron Lee, Yein-Gei Lai, Ray-Jade Chen, Nan-Shih Liao
Astrocytes play a pivotal role in neuronal survival under the condition of post-ischemic brain inflammation, but the relevant astrocyte-derived mediators of ischemic brain injury remain to be defined. IL-15 supports survival of multiple lymphocyte lineages in the peripheral immune system, but the role of IL-15 in inflammatory disease of the central nervous system is not well defined. Recent research has shown an increase of IL-15-expressing astrocytes in the ischemic brain. Since astrocytes promote neuron survival under cerebral ischemia by buffering excess extracellular glutamate and producing growth factors, recovery of astrocyte function could be of benefit for stroke therapy...
January 18, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110063/curcumin-ameliorates-liver-damage-and-progression-of-nash-in-nash-hcc-mouse-model-possibly-by-modulating-hmgb1-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-translocation
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Rejina Afrin, Somasundaram Arumugam, Azizur Rahman, Mir Imam Ibne Wahed, Vengadeshprabhu Karuppagounder, Meilei Harima, Hiroshi Suzuki, Shizuka Miyashita, Kenji Suzuki, Hiroyuki Yoneyama, Kazuyuki Ueno, Kenichi Watanabe
Curcumin, a phenolic compound, has a wide spectrum of therapeutic effects such as antitumor, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and so on. The study aimed to investigate the underlying mechanisms of curcumin to protect liver damage and progression of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in a novel NASH-hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) mouse model. To induce this model neonatal C57BL/6J male mice were exposed to low-dose streptozotocin and were fed a high-fat diet (HFD) from the age of 4weeks to 14weeks. Curcumin was given at 100mg/kg dose daily by oral gavage started at the age of 10weeks and continued until 14weeks along with HFD feeding...
January 18, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109909/erk2-zeb1-mir-101-1-axis-contributes-to-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-cell-migration-in-cancer
#7
Kailash Chandra Mangalhara, Siddharth Manvati, Sunil Kumar Saini, Kalaiarasan Ponnusamy, Gaurav Agarwal, Suresh K Abraham, Rameshwar N K Bamezai
Regulation of metastasis continues to remain enigmatic despite our improved understanding of cancer. Identification of microRNAs associated with metastasis in the recent past has provided a new hope. Here, we show how microRNA-101 (miR-101) regulates two independent processes of cellular metastasis by targeting pro-metastatic upstream regulatory transcription factors, ZEB1 and ZEB2, and downstream effector-actin modulators, RHOA and RAC1, providing a single target for therapeutic intervention. Further, we depict how down-regulation of miR-101 by extracellular signal-regulated kinase-2 (ERK2) is vital for MAP kinase pathway induced cellular migration and mesenchymal transition...
January 18, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109906/succinate-in-the-cancer-immune-cycle
#8
Shuai Jiang, Wei Yan
Succinate is an important intermediate of the tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle. In mitochondria, it plays a crucial role in generating adenosine triphosphate. Succinate metabolism is also intertwined with the metabolism of other metabolites and with the "GABA shunt" of the glutamine pathway. Recently, it has become increasingly apparent that the roles of succinate extend into the realms of immunity and cancer. Succinate is a key modulator of the hypoxic response, an important player in tumorigenesis; succinate is also involved in protein succinylation, a novel posttranslational modification pathway...
January 18, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109896/the-nlrp3-inflammasome-modulates-sleep-and-nrem-sleep-delta-power-induced-by-spontaneous-wakefulness-sleep-deprivation-and-lipopolysaccharide
#9
Mark R Zielinski, Dmitry Gerashchenko, Svetlana A Karpova, Varun Konanki, Robert W McCarley, Fayyaz S Sutterwala, Robert E Strecker, Radhika Basheer
Both sleep loss and pathogens can enhance brain inflammation, sleep, and sleep intensity as indicated by electroencephalogram delta (δ) power. The pro-inflammatory cytokine interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β) is increased in the cortex after sleep deprivation (SD) and in response to the Gram-negative bacterial cell-wall component lipopolysaccharide (LPS), although the exact mechanisms governing these effects are unknown. The nucleotide-binding domain and leucine-rich repeat protein-3 (NLRP3) inflammasome protein complex forms in response to changes in the local environment and, in turn, activates caspase-1 to convert IL-1β into its active form...
January 18, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109791/identification-of-a-selective-inhibitor-of-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-activated-kinase-1-by-biosensor-based-screening-of-focused-libraries
#10
Takaaki Miura, Atsushi Matsuo, Terushige Muraoka, Mitsuaki Ide, Kenji Morikami, Takayuki Kamikawa, Masamichi Nishihara, Hirotaka Kashiwagi
Transforming growth factor-β activated kinase 1 (TAK1), a member of the mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase kinase family, plays an essential role in mediating signals from various pro-inflammatory cytokines and therefore may be a good target for developing anti-inflammation agents. Herein, we report our efforts to identify TAK1 inhibitors with a good selectivity profile with which to initiate medicinal chemistry. Instead of resorting to a high-throughput screening campaign, we performed biosensor-based biophysical screening for a limited number of compounds by taking advantage of existing knowledge on kinase inhibitors...
December 29, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109721/inflammasome-priming-in-sterile-inflammatory-disease
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REVIEW
Meghana N Patel, Richard G Carroll, Silvia Galván-Peña, Evanna L Mills, Robin Olden, Martha Triantafilou, Amaya I Wolf, Clare E Bryant, Kathy Triantafilou, Seth L Masters
The inflammasome is a cytoplasmic protein complex that processes interleukins (IL)-1β and IL-18, and drives a form of cell death known as pyroptosis. Oligomerization of this complex is actually the second step of activation, and a priming step must occur first. This involves transcriptional upregulation of pro-IL-1β, inflammasome sensor NLRP3, or the non-canonical inflammasome sensor caspase-11. An additional aspect of priming is the post-translational modification of particular inflammasome constituents...
January 18, 2017: Trends in Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109670/bone-morphogenetic-protein-2-and-tumor-growth-diverse-effects-and-possibilities-for-therapy
#12
REVIEW
Haijun Tian, Jie Zhao, Elsa J Brochmann, Jeffrey C Wang, Samuel S Murray
Concern regarding safety with respect to the clinical use of human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) has become an increasingly controversial topic. The role of BMP-2 in carcinogenesis is of particular concern. Although there have been many studies of this topic, the results have been contradictory and confusing. We conducted a systematic review of articles that are relevant to the relationship or effect of BMP-2 on all types of tumors and a total of 97 articles were included. Studies reported in these articles were classified into three major types: "expression studies", "in vitro studies", and "in vivo studies"...
January 12, 2017: Cytokine & Growth Factor Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109319/for-robust-big-data-analyses-a-collection-of-150-important-pro-metastatic-genes
#13
REVIEW
Yan Mei, Jun-Ping Yang, Chao-Nan Qian
Metastasis is the greatest contributor to cancer-related death. In the era of precision medicine, it is essential to predict and to prevent the spread of cancer cells to significantly improve patient survival. Thanks to the application of a variety of high-throughput technologies, accumulating big data enables researchers and clinicians to identify aggressive tumors as well as patients with a high risk of cancer metastasis. However, there have been few large-scale gene collection studies to enable metastasis-related analyses...
January 21, 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109316/adenosine-induced-ventricular-fibrillation-in-a-structurally-normal-heart-a-case-report
#14
Christopher A Rajkumar, Norman Qureshi, Fu Siong Ng, Vasileios F Panoulas, Phang Boon Lim
BACKGROUND: Adenosine is the first-line pharmacotherapy for termination of supraventricular tachycardia through its action on the atrioventricular node. However, pro-arrhythmic effects of adenosine are also recognised, most notably in the presence of pre-excited atrial fibrillation. In this case report, we describe the induction of ventricular fibrillation in a patient with no demonstrable accessory pathway, nor any other structural heart disease. This rare, idiosyncratic reaction has never previously been reported and is of relevance given the widespread and routine use of adenosine in clinical practice...
January 22, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109289/plantamajoside-from-plantago-asiatica-modulates-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cell-dysfunction-by-glyceraldehyde-induced-ages-via-mapk-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb
#15
Won-Rak Son, Mi-Hyun Nam, Chung-Oui Hong, Yoonsook Kim, Kwang-Won Lee
BACKGROUND: Plantago asiatica has been traditionally used for traditional medicine around East Asia. Plantamajoside (PM), which is isolated from this plant, is known for biological properties including anti-inflammation and antioxidant activity. To demonstrate the biological activity of PM against endothelial dysfunction induced by advanced glycation end-products (AGEs), a cellular inflammatory mechanism system was evaluated in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). METHODS: We obtained PM through previous research in our laboratory...
January 21, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109286/acetaminophen-attenuates-lipopolysaccharide-induced-cognitive-impairment-through-antioxidant-activity
#16
Wei-Xing Zhao, Jun-Han Zhang, Jiang-Bei Cao, Wei Wang, Dong-Xin Wang, Xiao-Ying Zhang, Jun Yu, Yong-Yi Zhang, You-Zhi Zhang, Wei-Dong Mi
BACKGROUND: Considerable evidence has shown that neuroinflammation and oxidative stress play an important role in the pathophysiology of postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) and other progressive neurodegenerative disorders. Increasing evidence suggests that acetaminophen (APAP) has unappreciated antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. However, the impact of APAP on the cognitive sequelae of inflammatory and oxidative stress is unknown. The objective of this study is to explore whether APAP could have neuroprotective effects on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced cognitive impairment in mice...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109189/parents-and-peers-normative-influence-on-adolescents-smoking-results-from-a-swiss-italian-sample-of-middle-schools-students
#17
Francesca Scalici, Peter J Schulz
BACKGROUND AND METHOD: Adolescents observe and imitate people to whom they are associated in their social context, and the normative factors sent out by reference groups are crucial determinants of their decision to smoke. The aim of the study is to investigate how adolescents' smoking changes when they are exposed to factors of pro-smoking normative influence by parents and peers, and how age moderate this relation. A cross sectional survey collected data from 5657 students, aged between 11 and 14, from public and private middle schools in the Italian region of Switzerland (Ticino) on their smoking habits, perceived parents' and peers' approval and smoking...
January 21, 2017: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109186/interleukin-1-as-a-mediator-of-fatigue-in-disease-a-narrative-review
#18
REVIEW
Megan E Roerink, Marieke E van der Schaaf, Charles A Dinarello, Hans Knoop, Jos W M van der Meer
Fatigue is commonly reported in a variety of illnesses, and it has major impact on quality of life. Previously, it was thought that fatigue originates in the skeletal muscles, leading to cessation of activity. However, more recently, it has become clear that the brain is the central regulator of fatigue perception. It has been suggested that pro-inflammatory cytokines, especially interleukin-1 alpha (IL-1α) and interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β), play a prominent role in the development of central fatigue, and several studies have been performed to elucidate the connection between inflammation and these central processes...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109180/the-intrauterine-renin-angiotensin-system-sex-specific-effects-on-the-prevalence-of-spontaneous-preterm-birth
#19
Kirsty G Pringle, Tamas Zakar, Eugenie R Lumbers
Preterm birth (PTB) is the single largest cause of death in infants and young children. The rate of PTB is significantly higher in male infants, particularly those that are born very preterm. Here we present evidence to suggest that the decidual renin-angiotensin system may play a role in inhibiting inflammation and maintaining the integrity of the fetal membranes during pregnancy, and that sex-specific alterations in the intrauterine RAS could contribute to the increased risk of PTB in male babies. Women carrying female fetuses have high levels of expression of decidual prorenin at term...
January 21, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108987/activation-of-sirt1-by-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-exerts-a-therapeutic-effect-on-hepatic-injury-and-inflammation
#20
Caroline Steinmetz, Anubha Kashyap, Nataliya Zhivkova, Henry Alizor, Isabell Ernst, Daniela Gottfried-Brand, Henning Janssen, Andreas Teufel, Henning Schulze-Bergkamen, Johannes Lotz, Jürgen Kuball, Matthias Theobald, Michael Heise, Hauke Lang, Peter R Galle, Dennis Strand, Susanne Strand
: The incidence and prevalence of inflammatory liver diseases has increased over the last years but therapeutic options are limited. Pregnancy induces a state of immune tolerance, which can result in spontaneous improvement of clinical symptoms of certain autoimmune diseases including autoimmune hepatitis (AIH). We investigated the immune suppressive mechanisms of the human pregnancy hormone chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in the liver. HCG signaling activates SIRT1, which deacetylates FOXO3a, leading to repression of pro-apoptotic gene expression...
January 21, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
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