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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551829/meta-analysis-of-the-effects-of-genetic-polymorphisms-on-intervertebral-disc-degeneration
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J Rigal, A Léglise, T Barnetche, A Cogniet, S Aunoble, J C Le Huec
INTRODUCTION: Chronic low back pain is a significant public health issue. Both its direct and indirect cost represents tens of billions of US dollars. Although chronic low back pain can be the result of many factors, the predominant cause is disc degeneration. Recent studies have shown genetic involvement in up to 74% of cases. This study aimed to evaluate genetic risk factors of disc degeneration by performing a systematic analysis of association studies. The objective is to provide a guide for practice by assessing the clinical relevance of current information...
May 27, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551592/heterogeneity-of-the-cytokinome-in-undifferentiated-arthritis-progressing-to-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-its-change-in-the-course-of-therapy-move-toward-personalized-medicine
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Edyta Brzustewicz, Izabella Bzoma, Agnieszka Daca, Maria Szarecka, Malgorzata Sochocka Bykowska, Jacek M Witkowski, Ewa Bryl
OBJECTIVES: To conduct a comprehensive analysis of cytokine concentrations in sera and mononuclear cell supernatants in order to examine inter- and intra-individual cytokine variations in undifferentiated arthritis progressing to rheumatoid arthritis and healthy control groups. METHODS: Patients with UA (undifferentiated arthritis) developing RA (rheumatoid arthritis) (UA→RA) (n=16) and healthy controls (n=16) were enrolled into the study. UA→RA patients were followed up for six months since the final RA diagnosis...
May 25, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551532/effects-of-tryptophan-kynurenine-and-kynurenic-acid-exerted-on-human-reconstructed-corneal-epithelium-in-vitro
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Anna Matysik-Woźniak, Roman Paduch, Waldemar A Turski, Ryszard Maciejewski, Anselm G Jünemann, Robert Rejdak
BACKGROUND: Tryptophan metabolites formed along kynurenine pathway may affect cell proliferation and tissue function. This pathway presents potential sites for drug discovery. Tryptophan and its metabolites kynurenine and kynurenic acid may be involved in the physiology and pathology of the ocular surface. The purpose of this work is to investigate the effect exerted by tryptophan, kynurenine and kynurenic acid upon corneal epithelium. METHODS: A SkinEthic™ HCE human reconstructed corneal epithelium model was used...
February 24, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551404/harmine-is-an-inflammatory-inhibitor-through-the-suppression-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling
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Xin Liu, Mingxia Li, Si Tan, Changhong Wang, Shengjie Fan, Cheng Huang
Harmine is a major constituent in a hallucinogenic botanical mixture ayahuasca and medical plant Peganum harmala L.. Peganum harmala L. is used for various illnesses and exhibits anti-inflammatory activity. However, the active constituents remain unclear. Here, we screened the seven alkaloids in P. harmala for their anti-inflammatory activity using an NF-κB reporter assay. We found that harmine and harmol could inhibit NF-κB transactivity. As the most abundant compound, harmine inhibited tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α)- and LPS-induced NF-κB transactivity and nuclear translocation in mouse macrophage RAW 264...
May 24, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551094/a-synthetic-peptide-blocking-trpv1-activation-inhibits-uv-induced-skin-responses
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So Min Kang, Sangbum Han, Jang-Hee Oh, Young Mee Lee, Chi-Hyun Park, Chang-Yup Shin, Dong Hun Lee, Jin Ho Chung
BACKGROUND: Transient receptor potential type 1 (TRPV1) can be activated by ultraviolet (UV) irradiation, and mediates UV-induced matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-1 and proinflammatory cytokines in keratinocytes. Various chemicals and compounds targeting TRPV1 activation have been developed, but are not in clinical use mostly due to their safety issues. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to develop a novel TRPV1-targeting peptide to inhibit UV-induced responses in human skin. METHODS: We designed and generated a novel TRPV1 inhibitory peptide (TIP) which mimics the specific site in TRPV1 (aa 701-709: Gln-Arg-Ala-Ile-Thr-Ile-Leu-Asp-Thr, QRAITILDT), Thr(705), and tested its efficacy of blocking UV-induced responses in HaCaT, mouse, and human skin...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550976/cultivation-and-characterization-of-pterygium-as-an-ex-vivo-study-model-for-disease-and-therapy
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Natasha Josifovska, Dóra Júlia Szabó, Richárd Nagymihály, Zoltán Veréb, Andrea Facskó, Ketil Eriksen, Morten C Moe, Goran Petrovski
PURPOSE: Development of ex vivo model to study pathogenesis, inflammation and treatment modalities for pterygium. METHODS: Pterygium obtained from surgery was cultivated (3 months). Gravitational attachment method using viscoelastic facilitated adherence of graft and outgrowing cells. Medium contained serum as the only growth supplement with no use of scaffolds. Surface profiling of the multi-layered cells for hematopoietic- and mesenchymal stem cell markers was performed...
May 24, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550901/protective-effect-of-hemopexin-on-systemic-inflammation-and-acute-lung-injury-in-an-endotoxemia-model
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Jae Yun Jung, Young Ho Kwak, Ikwan Chang, Woon Yong Kwon, Gil Joon Suh, Dongyoul Choi
BACKGROUND: Hemopexin (HPX) has been identified as an anti-inflammatory agent, but its role in endotoxemia is unclear. The purpose of this study was to determine whether HPX suppresses systemic and lung inflammation in a mouse model of endotoxemia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: At 30 min of intraperitoneal administration of lipopolysaccharide (LPS; 10 mg/kg), either distilled water (LPS-only treated animals) or HPX (5 mg/kg) was injected into mice via the tail vein, and the survival rates were analyzed after 36 h...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550734/pterostilbene-alleviates-polymicrobial-sepsis-induced-liver-injury-possible-role-of-sirt1-signaling
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Xiaojing Liu, Xueliang Yang, Lingna Han, Feng Ye, Min Liu, Wanhu Fan, Kai Zhang, Ying Kong, Jian Zhang, Lei Shi, Yunru Chen, Xi Zhang, Shumei Lin
Liver injury occurs frequently during sepsis. Pterostilbene (Pte), a natural dimethylated analog of resveratrol from blueberries, exerts anti-inflammatory and anti-apoptotic effects in various diseases. However, the role of Pte in sepsis-induced liver injury and its underlying mechanisms remain unknown. The current study aimed to evaluate the protective effects of Pte on sepsis-induced liver injury and its potential mechanisms. Sepsis was induced using cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) in C57BL/6 mice. Mice were administered Pte (5, 10, 15mg/kg, i...
May 24, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550733/immune-regulation-mechanism-of-astragaloside-iv-on-raw264-7-cells-through-activating-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mapk-signaling-pathway
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Yu Li, Tingting Meng, Ning Hao, Huanqing Tao, Suping Zou, Manman Li, Pengfei Ming, Hongyan Ding, Jihong Dong, Shibin Feng, Jinchun Li, Xichun Wang, Jinjie Wu
The present study was designed to investigate the effects of Astragaloside IV (ASIV) on the immune functions of RAW264.7 cells. Compared with control group, the concentrations of interleukin 1β (IL-1β), tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α) and nitric oxide (NO) were higher in the 100μg/mL ASIV-treatment group. The interleukin 6 (IL-6) concentration was significantly higher in the 50 and 100μg/mL ASIV-treatment groups. The relative mRNA expression levels of IL-1β, TNF-α and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) were significantly higher in the 50 and 100μg/mL ASIV-treatment groups...
May 24, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550732/reversing-the-polarization-of-tumor-associated-macrophages-inhibits-tumor-metastasis
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Rufei Yuan, Shengfu Li, Hua Geng, Xin Wang, Qinglin Guan, Xiaohuan Li, Changle Ren, Xiaolin Yuan
OBJECTIVE: The M2 phenotype is dominant in tumor associated macrophages (TAM), and plays a key role in promoting tumor growth, invasion and metastasis. Converting TAM polarization from M2 to M1 may contribute to eliciting anti-tumor-specific immune responses and inhibiting tumor metastasis. In this study, the effect of reversing the polarization of TAM on tumor metastasis was investigated. METHODS: Peritoneal macrophages were obtained from BABL/c mice, and M2 polarization was induced by IL-4...
May 24, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550731/xanthotoxin-suppresses-lps-induced-expression-of-inos-cox-2-tnf-%C3%AE-and-il-6-via-ap-1-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-jak-stat-inactivation-in-raw-264-7-macrophages
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Seung-Bin Lee, Woo Seok Lee, Ji-Sun Shin, Dae Sik Jang, Kyung Tae Lee
Although xanthotoxin has been reported to possess skin-protective and anti-oxidative properties, its anti-inflammatory capacity has not been studied to date. Therefore, we investigated this role as well as the molecular mechanisms of xanthotoxin in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced RAW 264.7 macrophages. Xanthotoxin inhibited production of nitric oxide (NO), prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), tumor necrosis factor (TNF-α), and interleukin-6 (IL-6) by the LPS-induced macrophages in a concentration-dependent manner. It also suppressed the LPS-induced inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) expression at the protein levels and iNOS, COX-2, TNF-α, and IL-6 at the mRNA levels...
May 24, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550659/hyperoxia-provokes-a-time-and-dose-dependent-inflammatory-response-in-mechanically-ventilated-mice-irrespective-of-tidal-volumes
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Hendrik J F Helmerhorst, Laura R A Schouten, Gerry T M Wagenaar, Nicole P Juffermans, Joris J T H Roelofs, Marcus J Schultz, Evert de Jonge, David J van Westerloo
BACKGROUND: Mechanical ventilation and hyperoxia have the potential to independently promote lung injury and inflammation. Our purpose was to study both time- and dose-dependent effects of supplemental oxygen in an experimental model of mechanically ventilated mice. METHODS: Healthy male C57Bl/6J mice, aged 9-10 weeks, were intraperitoneally anesthetized and randomly assigned to the mechanically ventilated group or the control group. In total, 100 mice were tracheotomized and mechanically ventilated for either 8 or 12 h after allocation to different settings for the applied fractions of inspired oxygen (FiO2, 30, 50, or 90%) and tidal volumes (7...
December 2017: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550307/therapeutic-effects-of-matrine-derivate-masm-in-mice-with-collagen-induced-arthritis-and-on-fibroblast-like-synoviocytes
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Yuming Zou, Quan Li, Denghui Liu, Jia Li, Qing Cai, Chao Li, Qingjie Zhao, Weidong Xu
MASM is a matrine derivate that exhibits a number of pharmacological effects, including immunosuppressive activity and anti-inflammatory properties. In this study, the mechanisms underlying the therapeutic efficacy of MASM in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis were investigated using DBA/1 mice with collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) and fibroblast-like synoviocytes derived from rheumatoid arthritis patients (RA-FLS). We demonstrated that MASM markedly attenuated the severity of arthritis in CIA mice. The therapeutic effects were associated with ameliorated joint swelling and reduced bone erosion and destruction...
May 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550196/il-6-signaling-regulates-small-intestinal-crypt-homeostasis
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Victoria Jeffery, Andrew J Goldson, Jack R Dainty, Marcello Chieppa, Anastasia Sobolewski
Gut homeostasis is a tightly regulated process requiring finely tuned complex interactions between different cell types, growth factors, or cytokines and their receptors. Previous work has implicated a role for IL-6 and mucosal immune cells in intestinal regeneration following injury and in promoting inflammation and cancer. We hypothesized that IL-6 signaling could also modulate crypt homeostasis. Using mouse in vitro crypt organoid and in vivo models, this study first demonstrated that exogenous IL-6 promoted crypt organoid proliferation and increased stem cell numbers through pSTAT3 activation in Paneth cells...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549970/distinct-patterns-of-cellular-immune-response-elicited-by-influenza-non-adjuvanted-and-as03-adjuvanted-monovalent-h1n1-pdm09-vaccine
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Sarah Giarola-Silva, Jordana G A Coelho-Dos-Reis, Marina Moraes Mourão, Ana Carolina Campi-Azevedo, Erick E Nakagaki Silva, Maria Luiza-Silva, Marina Angela Martins, Amanda Cardoso de Oliveira Silveira Cassette, Maurício Azevedo Batista, Vanessa Peruhype-Magalhães, Lis Ribeiro do Valle Antonelli, José Geraldo Leite Ribeiro, Silvana Maria Elói-Santos, Alexandre Vieira Machado, Andréa Teixeira-Carvalho, Olindo Assis Martins-Filho, Márcio Sobreira Silva Araújo
The study aimed at identifying biomarkers of immune response elicited by non-adjuvanted-(NAV) and adjuvanted-(AV) H1N1(pdm09) vaccines. The results showed that despite both vaccines elicited similar levels of anti-H1N1 antibodies at day30 after vaccination, higher reactivity was observed in AV at day180. While AV induced early changes in cell-surface molecules on monocytes, CD4(+), CD8(+) T-cells and B-cells, NAV triggered minor changes, starting later on at day3. Furthermore, AV induced a late and persistent increase in TLR gene expression after day3, except for tlr4, while NAV displayed earlier but transient tlr3/4/7/9 up-regulation...
May 23, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549777/p32-is-required-for-appropriate-interleukin-6-production-upon-lps-stimulation-and-protects-mice-from-endotoxin-shock
#16
Katsuhiko Sasaki, Kazuhito Gotoh, Sho Miake, Daiki Setoyama, Mikako Yagi, Ko Igami, Takeshi Uchiumi, Donchon Kang
Sepsis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in seriously ill patients and mitochondrial dysfunction is associated with poor outcomes in septic patients. Although interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a good prognostic marker for sepsis, the relationship between mitochondrial dysfunction and IL-6 remains poorly understood. We identified p32/C1QBP/HABP1 as a regulator of IL-6 production in response to lipopolysaccharide (LPS). LPS induced IL-6 overproduction in p32 deficient mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs) through NF-κB independent but activating transcription factor (ATF) 4 dependent pathways...
May 11, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549401/human-in-situ-cytokine-and-leukocyte-responses-to-acute-smoking
#17
Tegan Kastelein, Rob Duffield, Frank Marino
This study examined immune/inflammatory parameters following an acute tobacco smoking episode in smokers with varying smoking histories. Twenty-eight male habitual smokers were categorized according to smoking history, e.g. younger smoker (YSM) or middle-aged smoker (MSM). Participants were matched for fitness and smoking habits and following baseline testing, undertook a smoking protocol involving consumption of two cigarettes within 15 min. Venous blood was collected pre- and immediately, 1 h, and 4 h post-protocol to permit analyses of circulating levels of interleukin (IL)-6, IL-1β, IL-1ra, monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1), C-reactive protein (CRP), and leukocytes...
December 2017: Journal of Immunotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549396/molecular-mechanisms-underlying-the-protective-effects-of-hydrogen-saturated-saline-on-noise-induced-hearing-loss
#18
Liwei Chen, Mingkun Han, Yan Lu, Daishi Chen, Xuejun Sun, Shiming Yang, Wei Sun, Ning Yu, Suoqiang Zhai
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to explore the molecular mechanism of the protective effects of hydrogen-saturated saline on NIHL. METHODS: Guinea pigs were divided into three groups: hydrogen-saturated saline; normal saline; and control. For saline administration, the guinea pigs were given daily abdominal injections 3 d before and 1 h before noise exposure. ABR were tested to examine cochlear physiology changes. The changes of 8-hydroxy-desoxyguanosine (8-HOdG), interleukin-1 (IL-1), interleukin-6 (IL-6), interleukin-10 (IL-10), tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), intercellular cell adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) and high mobility group box-1 protein (HMGB1) in the cochlea were also examined...
May 26, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549290/anti-inflammatory-potential-of-hentriacontane-in-lps-stimulated-raw-264-7-cells-and-mice-model
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Vidushi Khajuria, Shilpa Gupta, Neha Sharma, Ashok Kumar, Nazir A Lone, Mowkshi Khullar, Prabhu Dutt, Parduman Raj Sharma, Asha Bhagat, Zabeer Ahmed
Hentriacontane, has various pharmacological effects including anti-inflammatory, antitumor and antimicrobial activities. Its anti-inflammatory potential has been demonstrated in peritoneal macrophages. However detailed studies on other models elucidating the mechanistic description of the mode of action has not been done. Hence, the aim of the present study is to evaluate the anti-inflammatory potential of hentriacontane both in-vivo (Balb/c mice) and in-vitro (RAW 264.7 cells). Cytokine inhibition of both pro-inflammatory (TNF-α, IL-6, MCP-1 and IL-1β) and anti-inflammatory (IL-10) cytokines was studied in RAW 264...
May 23, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549057/both-antenatal-and-postnatal-inflammation-contribute-information-about-the-risk-of-brain-damage-in-extremely-preterm-newborns
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Diana Yanni, Steven Korzeniewski, Elizabeth N Allred, Raina N Fichorova, T Michael O'Shea, Karl Kuban, Olaf Dammann, Alan Leviton
BACKGROUNDPreterm newborns exposed to intrauterine inflammation are at increased risk of neurodevelopmental disorders. We hypothesized that adverse outcomes are more strongly associated with a combination of antenatal and postnatal inflammation than with either of them alone.METHODSWe defined antenatal inflammation as histologic inflammation in the placenta. We measured the concentrations of seven inflammation-related proteins in blood obtained on postnatal days 1, 7, and 14 from 763 infants born before 28 weeks of gestation...
May 26, 2017: Pediatric Research
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