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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330531/low-density-neutrophils-ldn-in-postoperative-abdominal-cavity-assist-the-peritoneal-recurrence-through-the-production-of-neutrophil-extracellular-traps-nets
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Rihito Kanamaru, Hideyuki Ohzawa, Hideyo Miyato, Shiro Matsumoto, Hidenori Haruta, Kentaro Kurashina, Shin Saito, Yoshinori Hosoya, Hironori Yamaguchi, Hiroharu Yamashita, Yasuyuki Seto, Alan Kawarai Lefor, Naohiro Sata, Joji Kitayama
Many types of immune cells appear in peritoneal cavity after abdominal surgery. In patients who underwent laparotomy due to gastric cancer, peritoneal lavages were obtained before and after surgical procedure. Cells were recovered from intermediate layer after Ficoll-Hypaque centrifugation and analyzed for phenotypes and functions, especially focused on low density neutrophils (LDN). The number of CD66b (+) LDN with mature phenotype was markedly elevated in postoperative as compared with preoperative lavages...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329158/expression-of-gastrin-family-peptides-in-pancreatic-islets-and-their-role-in-%C3%AE-cell-function-and-survival
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Dawood Khan, Srividya Vasu, R Charlotte Moffett, Nigel Irwin, Peter R Flatt
OBJECTIVES: Modulation of cholecystokinin (CCK) receptors has been shown to influence pancreatic endocrine function. METHODS: We assessed the impact of the CCKA and CCKB receptor modulators, (pGlu-Gln)-CCK-8 and gastrin-17, respectively, on β-cell secretory function, proliferation and apoptosis and glucose tolerance, and investigating alterations of CCK and gastrin islet expression in diabetes. RESULTS: Initially, the presence of CCK and gastrin, and expression of their receptors were evidenced in β-cell lines and mouse islets...
January 12, 2018: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328911/western-diet-triggers-nlrp3-dependent-innate-immune-reprogramming
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Anette Christ, Patrick Günther, Mario A R Lauterbach, Peter Duewell, Debjani Biswas, Karin Pelka, Claus J Scholz, Marije Oosting, Kristian Haendler, Kevin Baßler, Kathrin Klee, Jonas Schulte-Schrepping, Thomas Ulas, Simone J C F M Moorlag, Vinod Kumar, Min Hi Park, Leo A B Joosten, Laszlo A Groh, Niels P Riksen, Terje Espevik, Andreas Schlitzer, Yang Li, Michael L Fitzgerald, Mihai G Netea, Joachim L Schultze, Eicke Latz
Long-term epigenetic reprogramming of innate immune cells in response to microbes, also termed "trained immunity," causes prolonged altered cellular functionality to protect from secondary infections. Here, we investigated whether sterile triggers of inflammation induce trained immunity and thereby influence innate immune responses. Western diet (WD) feeding of Ldlr-/- mice induced systemic inflammation, which was undetectable in serum soon after mice were shifted back to a chow diet (CD). In contrast, myeloid cell responses toward innate stimuli remained broadly augmented...
January 11, 2018: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328423/cetuximab-enhances-cisplatin-induced-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-associated-apoptosis-in-laryngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cells-by-inhibiting-expression-of-txndc5
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Fusen Peng, Hailin Zhang, Youhong Du, Pingqing Tan
Cisplatin and cetuximab, an anti‑epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) monoclonal humanized antibody, have been used for treatment of laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC). It has been demonstrated that cisplatin and inhibition of EGFR signaling may induce endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress‑associated apoptosis. However, ER protein thioredoxin domain‑containing protein 5 (TXNDC5) reportedly protects cells from ER stress‑associated apoptosis. The present study investigated the interaction between cisplatin, cetuximab and TXNDC5 on ER stress‑associated apoptosis in LSCC cells...
January 5, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328421/antitumor-activity-of-curcumin-by-modulation-of-apoptosis-and-autophagy-in-human-lung-cancer-a549-cells-through-inhibiting-pi3k-akt-mtor-pathway
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Furong Liu, Song Gao, Yuxuan Yang, Xiaodan Zhao, Yameng Fan, Wenxia Ma, Danrong Yang, Aimin Yang, Yan Yu
Curcumin is known to exhibit anticancer effects on various cancers with selective cytotoxicity in tumor cells. In the present study, the effects of curcumin‑induced multiple PCDs on human non‑small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells and the potential molecular mechanisms of apoptosis and autophagy triggered by curcumin via the PI3K/Akt/mTOR signaling pathway were explored, further confirmed by co‑culture of curcumin with mTOR blocker rapamycin and PI3K/Akt inhibitor LY294002. The anti‑proliferation effect of different stimulus was measured by MTT assay...
January 4, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328387/rhus-verniciflua-stokes-extract-induces-inhibition-of-cell-growth-and-apoptosis-in-human-chronic-myelogenous-leukemia-k562-cells
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Kyung-Wook Lee, Eun-Sik Um, Bo-Bae Jung, Eun-Sol Choi, Eun-Young Kim, Seungbo Lee, Eungyeong Jang, Jang-Hoon Lee, Youngchul Kim
Rhus verniciflua Stokes has been widely used as a traditional medicinal plant with a variety of pharmacological activities. We investigated the mechanisms involved in mediating the effects of Rhus verniciflua Strokes (R. verniciflua) extract in human chronic myelogenous leukemia K562 cells, including caspase-dependent apoptotic pathways related to cell-cycle arrest, as well as the inhibition of nuclear factor NF-κB activation and upregulation of the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling pathway...
January 3, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326107/tcf7l2-genetic-variation-augments-incretin-resistance-and-influences-response-to-a-sulfonylurea-and-metformin-the-study-to-understand-the-genetics-of-the-acute-response-to-metformin-and-glipizide-in-humans-sugar-mgh
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Shylaja Srinivasan, Varinderpal Kaur, Bindu Chamarthi, Katherine R Littleton, Ling Chen, Alisa K Manning, Jordi Merino, Melissa K Thomas, Margo Hudson, Allison Goldfine, Jose C Florez
OBJECTIVE: The rs7903146 T allele in transcription-factor-7-like-2 (TCF7L2) is strongly associated with type 2 diabetes (T2D), but the mechanisms for increased risk remain unclear. We evaluated the physiologic and hormonal effects of TCF7L2 genotype before and after interventions that influence glucose physiology. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We genotyped rs7903146 in 608 individuals without diabetes and recorded biochemical data before and after one dose of glipizide (5 mg) on visit 1, and a 75-g oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) performed after administration of metformin 500 mg twice daily over 2 days...
January 11, 2018: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324627/effects-of-the-humanized-anti-adrenomedullin-antibody-adrecizumab-ham8101-on-vascular-barrier-function-and-survival-in-rodent-models-of-systemic-inflammation-and-sepsis
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Christopher Geven, Esther Peters, Mathias Schroedter, Joachim Struck, Andreas Bergmann, Oscar McCook, Peter Radermacher, Matthijs Kox, Peter Pickkers
PURPOSE: Adrenomedullin (ADM) is an important regulator of endothelial barrier function during sepsis. Administration of a murine antibody targeted against the N-terminus of ADM (HAM1101) resulted in improved outcome in models of murine sepsis. We studied the effects of a humanized form of this antibody (HAM8101, also known as Adrecizumab) on vascular barrier dysfunction and survival in rodent models of systemic inflammation and sepsis. METHODS: Rats (n=48) received different dosages of HAM8101 or placebo (n = 8 per group), directly followed by administration of lipopolysaccharide (5 mg/kg)...
January 10, 2018: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323143/optimizing-human-treg-immunotherapy-by-treg-subset-selection-and-e-selectin-ligand-expression
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Conor Donnelly, Brad Dykstra, Nandini Mondal, Junning Huang, Belinda J Kaskow, Russell Griffin, Robert Sackstein, Clare Baecher-Allan
While human Tregs hold immense promise for immunotherapy, their biologic variability poses challenges for clinical use. Here, we examined clinically-relevant activities of defined subsets of freshly-isolated and culture-expanded human PBMC-derived Tregs. Unlike highly suppressive but plastic memory Tregs (memTreg), naïve Tregs (nvTreg) exhibited the greatest proliferation, suppressive capacity after stimulation, and Treg lineage fidelity. Yet, unlike memTregs, nvTregs lack Fucosyltransferase VII and display low sLeX expression, with concomitant poor homing capacity...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321495/tanshinone-iia%C3%A2-sulfonate-protects-against-cigarette-smoke-induced-copd-and-down-regulation-of-cftr-in-mice
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Defu Li, Jian Wang, Dejun Sun, Xuefang Gong, Hua Jiang, Jiaze Shu, Ziyi Wang, Zhen Long, Yiguan Chen, Zili Zhang, Liang Yuan, Ruijuan Guan, Xue Liang, Ziying Li, Hongwei Yao, Nanshan Zhong, Wenju Lu
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic lung disease characterized by abnormal inflammation, persistent and progressive lung function decline. The anti-inflammatory actions of tanshinone IIA, which is the most important active component from Chinese herbal medicine Danshen, have been well studied. However, it remains unknown whether sodium tanshinone IIA sulfonate (STS) protects against the development of COPD. Here we found that STS inhalation (5 mg/kg, 30 min per session, twice a day) significantly attenuated lung function decline, airspace enlargement, mucus production, bronchial collagen deposition, inflammatory responses and oxidative stress caused by cigarette smoke (CS) and lipopolysaccharide (LPS) exposures in mice...
January 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318640/major-influence-of-a-smoke-and-mirrors-effect-caused-by-wave-reflection-on-early-diastolic-coronary-arterial-wave-intensity
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Jonathan P Mynard, Daniel J Penny, Joseph J Smolich
Coronary arterial wave intensity analysis (WIA) is thought to provide clear insight into upstream and downstream forces on coronary flow, with a large early-diastolic surge in coronary flow accompanied by a prominent backward decompression wave (BDWdia ), as well as a forward decompression wave (FDWdia ) and forward compression wave (FCWdia ). The BDWdia is believed to arise from distal suction due to release of extravascular compression by relaxing myocardium, while FDWdia and FCWdia are thought to be transmitted from the aorta into the coronary arteries...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318516/cloning-and-expression-of-h-influenzae-49247-iga-protease-in-e-coli
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Honglian Wang, Xia Zhong, Jianchun Li, Menglian Zhu, Lu Wang, Xingli Ji, Junming Fan, Li Wang
IgA protease is secreted by various mucosal pathogenic bacteria which can cleave human immunoglobulin A1 (IgA1) in its hinge region. In addition to be considered as a virulence factor, it's reported that IgA protease can also be used for IgA nephropathy (IgAN) treatment. Our previous study identified bacteria H. influenzae 49247 expressed high activity of IgA protease with promised application in IgAN therapy. In this study, we cloned the IgA protease gene of H. influenzae 49247 with degenerate primers. Alignment analysis indicated that H...
January 9, 2018: Molecular Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317253/cxcr4-antagonist-amd3100-enhances-the-response-of-mda-mb-231-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cells-to-ionizing-radiation
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K X Zhou, L H Xie, X P, Q M Guo, Q Y Wu, W H Wang, G L Zhang, J F Wu, G J Zhang, C W Du
Radiation therapy (RT) is one of the primary modalities for triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) treatment. However, due to the pro-metastatic potential of radiation and the intrinsic radiation resistance of some tumors, many patients experience RT failure, which leads to cancer relapse and distant metastasis. This preclinical study evaluated the efficacy of the antagonist of the SDF-1 receptor CXCR4, AMD3100, as a radiosensitizer in TNBC models. The combined effect of ionizing radiation and AMD3100 was determined in vitro by surviving fraction, cell cycle distribution, Bax and Bcl-2 expression, and apoptosis assays in a TNBC cell line (MDA-MB-231)...
January 6, 2018: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315576/the-metaboreflex-does-not-contribute-to-the-increase-in-muscle-sympathetic-nerve-activity-to-contracting-muscle-during-static-exercise-in-humans
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Daniel Boulton, Chloe E Taylor, Simon Green, Vaughan G Macefield
Both central command and metaboreflex inputs from contracting muscles increase muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA) to non-contracting muscle during sustained isometric exercise. We recently showed that MSNA to contracting muscle also increases in an intensity-dependent manner, but whether this can be sustained by the metaboreflex is unknown. MSNA was recorded from the left common peroneal nerve and spikes of MSNA extracted. Eleven subjects performed a series of four-minute dorsiflexions of the left ankle at 10% of maximum voluntary contraction under three conditions: without ischaemia, with 6 min of post-exercise ischaemia and with ischaemia during and after exercise; these were repeated in the right leg...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311330/gba1-deficiency-negatively-affects-physiological-%C3%AE-synuclein-tetramers-and-related-multimers
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Sangjune Kim, Seung Pil Yun, Saebom Lee, George Essien Umanah, Veera Venkata Ratnam Bandaru, Xiling Yin, Peter Rhee, Senthilkumar S Karuppagounder, Seung-Hwan Kwon, Hojae Lee, Xiaobo Mao, Donghoon Kim, Akhilesh Pandey, Gabsang Lee, Valina L Dawson, Ted M Dawson, Han Seok Ko
Accumulating evidence suggests that α-synuclein (α-syn) occurs physiologically as a helically folded tetramer that resists aggregation. However, the mechanisms underlying the regulation of formation of α-syn tetramers are still mostly unknown. Cellular membrane lipids are thought to play an important role in the regulation of α-syn tetramer formation. Since glucocerebrosidase 1 (GBA1) deficiency contributes to the aggregation of α-syn and leads to changes in neuronal glycosphingolipids (GSLs) including gangliosides, we hypothesized that GBA1 deficiency may affect the formation of α-syn tetramers...
January 8, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310663/%C3%AE-synuclein-accumulation-and-gba-deficiency-due-to-l444p-gba-mutation-contributes-to-mptp-induced-parkinsonism
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Seung Pil Yun, Donghoon Kim, Sangjune Kim, SangMin Kim, Senthilkumar S Karuppagounder, Seung-Hwan Kwon, Saebom Lee, Tae-In Kam, Suhyun Lee, Sangwoo Ham, Jae Hong Park, Valina L Dawson, Ted M Dawson, Yunjong Lee, Han Seok Ko
BACKGROUND: Mutations in glucocerebrosidase (GBA) cause Gaucher disease (GD) and increase the risk of developing Parkinson's disease (PD) and Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB). Since both genetic and environmental factors contribute to the pathogenesis of sporadic PD, we investigated the susceptibility of nigrostriatal dopamine (DA) neurons in L444P GBA heterozygous knock-in (GBA +/L444P ) mice to 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP), a selective dopaminergic mitochondrial neurotoxin...
January 8, 2018: Molecular Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305520/soluble-slamf6-receptor-induces-strong-cd8-t-cell-effector-function-and-improves-anti-melanoma-activity-in-vivo
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Galit Eisenberg, Roni Engelstein, Anat Geiger, Emma Hajaj, Sharon Merims, Shoshana Frankenburg, Ronny Uzana, Abraham Rutenberg, Arthur Machlenkin, Gabi Frei, Tamar Peretz, Michal Lotem
SLAMF6, a member of the SLAM (signaling lymphocyte activation molecules) family, is a homotypic-binding immune receptor expressed on NK, T, and B lymphocytes. Phosphorylation variance between T-cell subclones prompted us to explore its role in anti-melanoma immunity. Using a 203-amino acid sequence of the human SLAMF6 (seSLAMF6) ectodomain, we found that seSLAMF6 reduced activation-induced cell death and had an anti-apoptotic effect on tumor infiltrating lymphocytes. CD8+ T cells costimulated with seSLAMF6 secreted more interferon gamma and displayed augmented cytolytic activity...
January 5, 2018: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305389/before-narrative-episodic-reading-and-representations-of-chronic-pain
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Sara Wasson
This article suggests that some illness experience may require a reading practice less concerned with narrative coherence or self-authorship, and more interested in the value of textual fragments, episodes and moments considered outside a narrative framework. Chronic pain can pose multiple challenges to the narrative orientations celebrated in both 'survivorship' discourse and classic medical humanities scholarship. In its recalcitrance to cure, its often mysterious aetiology and its complex blend of somatic, interpersonal and affective elements, representations of chronic pain can require a richer vocabulary of temporality...
January 5, 2018: Medical Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304828/oncogene-addiction-and-radiation-oncology-effect-of-radiotherapy-with-photons-and-carbon-ions-in-alk-eml4-translocated-nsclc
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Ying Dai, Quanxiang Wei, Christian Schwager, Janina Hanne, Cheng Zhou, Klaus Herfarth, Stefan Rieken, Kenneth E Lipson, Jürgen Debus, Amir Abdollahi
BACKGROUND: Patients with Echinoderm microtubule-associated protein-like 4 (EML4)-anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) positive lung cancer are sensitive to ALK-kinase inhibitors. TAE684 is a potent second generation ALK inhibitor that overcomes Crizotinib resistance. Radiotherapy is an integral therapeutic component of locally advanced lung cancer. Therefore, we sought to investigate the effects of combined radiotherapy and ALK-inhibition via TAE684 in ALK-positive vs. wild type lung cancer cells...
January 5, 2018: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304539/expression-and-cellular-localization-of-cxcr4-and-cxcl12-in-human-carotid-atherosclerotic-plaques
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Sophie Merckelbach, Emiel P C van der Vorst, Michael Kallmayer, Christoph Rischpler, Rainer Burgkart, Yvonne Döring, Gert-Jan de Borst, Markus Schwaiger, Hans-Henning Eckstein, Christian Weber, Jaroslav Pelisek
BACKGROUND AND AIMS:  The CXCR4/CXCL12 complex has already been associated with progression of atherosclerosis; however, its exact role is yet unknown. The aim of this study was to analyse the expression and cellular localization of CXCL12 and its receptor CXCR4 in human carotid atherosclerotic plaques. METHODS:  Carotid plaques (n = 58; 31 stable, 27 unstable, based on histological characterization of plaque morphology) were obtained during carotid endarterectomy, and 10 healthy vessels were used as a control...
January 2018: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
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