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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429571/melatonin-antagonizes-interleukin-18-mediated-inhibition-on-neural-stem-cell-proliferation-and-differentiation
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Zheng Li, Xingye Li, Matthew T V Chan, William Ka Kei Wu, DunXian Tan, Jianxiong Shen
Neural stem cells (NSCs) are self-renewing, pluripotent and undifferentiated cells which have the potential to differentiate into neurons, oligodendrocytes and astrocytes. NSC therapy for tissue regeneration, thus, gains popularity. However, the low survivals rate of the transplanted cell impedes its utilities. In this study, we tested whether melatonin, a potent antioxidant, could promote the NSC proliferation and neuronal differentiation, especially, in the presence of the pro-inflammatory cytokine interleukin-18 (IL-18)...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421541/systemic-inflammation-as-a-driver-of-brain-injury-the-astrocyte-as-an-emerging-player
#2
Bruna Bellaver, João Paulo Dos Santos, Douglas Teixeira Leffa, Larissa Daniele Bobermin, Paola Haack Amaral Roppa, Iraci Lucena da Silva Torres, Carlos-Alberto Gonçalves, Diogo Onofre Souza, André Quincozes-Santos
Severe systemic inflammation has strong effects on brain functions, promoting permanent neurocognitive dysfunction and high mortality rates. Additionally, hippocampal damage seems to be directly involved in this process and astrocytes play an important role in neuroinflammation and in the neuroimmune response. However, the contribution of the astrocytes to the pathology of acute brain dysfunction is not well understood. Recently, our group established a protocol for obtaining astrocyte cultures from mature brain to allow the characterization of these cells and their functions under pathologic conditions...
April 18, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418828/a-comparison-of-blood-and-cerebrospinal-fluid-cytokines-il-1%C3%AE-il-6-il-18-tnf-%C3%AE-in-neonates-with-perinatal-hypoxia
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Darinka Šumanović-Glamuzina, Filip Čulo, Melanie Ivana Čulo, Paško Konjevoda, Marjana Jerković-Raguž
Perinatal hypoxia-ischemia is a specific and important pathological event in neonatal care practice. The data on relationship between the concentrations of cytokines in blood and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and perinatal brain injury are scarce. The aim of this study is to evaluate changes in interleukin (IL-1β, IL-6, and IL-18) and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) levels in newborns with perinatal hypoxia (PNH). CSF and serum samples of 35 term and near-term (35-40 weeks) newborns with PNH, at the age of 3-96 hours, were analyzed using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
April 18, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417544/urine-biomarkers-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-noncritically-ill-hospitalized-children-treated-with-chemotherapy
#4
Maya Sterling, Zubaida Al-Ismaili, Kelly R McMahon, Melissa Piccioni, Michael Pizzi, Theresa Mottes, Larry C Lands, Sharon Abish, Adam J Fleming, Michael R Bennett, Ana Palijan, Prasad Devarajan, Stuart L Goldstein, Maureen M O'Brien, Michael Zappitelli
BACKGROUND: Cisplatin (Cis), carboplatin (Carb), and ifosfamide (Ifos) are common nephrotoxic chemotherapies. Biomarkers of tubular injury may allow for early acute kidney injury (AKI) diagnosis. PROCEDURE: We performed a two-center (Canada, United States) pilot study to prospectively measure serum creatinine (SCr), urine neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), and interleukin-18 (IL-18) in children receiving Cis/Carb (27 episodes), Ifos (30 episodes), and in 15 hospitalized, nonchemotherapy patients...
April 18, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415798/tumor-derived-il-18-induces-pd-1-expression-on-immunosuppressive-nk-cells-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#5
In Hae Park, Han Na Yang, Kyoung Joo Lee, Tae-Sik Kim, Eun Sook Lee, So-Youn Jung, Youngmee Kwon, Sun-Young Kong
PURPOSE: While the inflammatory cytokine interleukin-18 (IL-18) is known to activate natural killer (NK) cells, its precise role in cancer is controversial. In this study, we investigated the role of tumor-derived IL-18 on peripheral blood NK cells in breast cancer patients. RESULTS: In breast cancer cell lines, IL-18 was expressed and secreted in the triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) cell lines MDA-MB-231 and HCC-70 but not in MCF-7 cells. The immature and non-cytotoxic CD56dimCD16dim/- NK cell fraction was increased following co-culture with MDA-MB-231 cells, and this increase was not observed with tumor cells transfected with siRNA for IL-18 or in MCF-7 cells...
March 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410991/naip-nlrc4-inflammasomes-coordinate-intestinal-epithelial-cell-expulsion-with-eicosanoid-and-il-18-release-via-activation-of-caspase-1-and-8
#6
Isabella Rauch, Katherine A Deets, Daisy X Ji, Jakob von Moltke, Jeannette L Tenthorey, Angus Y Lee, Naomi H Philip, Janelle S Ayres, Igor E Brodsky, Karsten Gronert, Russell E Vance
Intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) form a critical barrier against pathogen invasion. By generation of mice in which inflammasome expression is restricted to IECs, we describe a coordinated epithelium-intrinsic inflammasome response in vivo. This response was sufficient to protect against Salmonella tissue invasion and involved a previously reported IEC expulsion that was coordinated with lipid mediator and cytokine production and lytic IEC death. Excessive inflammasome activation in IECs was sufficient to result in diarrhea and pathology...
April 18, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410265/mangiferin-inhibits-hippocampal-nlrp3-inflammasome-and-exerts-antidepressant-effects-in-a-chronic-mild-stress-mice-model
#7
Changfu Cao, Meiqing Su, Feng Zhou
A growing body of evidence suggests that inflammation may contribute toward the development of major depressive disorder. Mangiferin, a glucosylxanthone from Mangifera indica, exerts a number of biological actions, including anti-inflammatory effects. Although mangiferin has potential antidepressant activity, the mechanisms of this effect remain unclear. The present study investigated the effects of mangiferin on behavioral changes and inflammatory responses induced by chronic mild stress (CMS) in mice. We found that treatment with mangiferin for 3 weeks significantly increased the body weight of mice and ameliorated CMS-induced behavioral abnormalities by increasing sucrose consumption, improving locomotor activities, and decreasing the immobility time in the forced-swimming test and tail-suspension test...
April 13, 2017: Behavioural Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409562/chemotherapy-induced-intestinal-inflammatory-responses-are-mediated-by-exosome-secretion-of-double-strand-dna-via-aim2-inflammasome-activation
#8
Qiaoshi Lian, Jun Xu, Shanshan Yan, Min Huang, Honghua Ding, Xiaoyu Sun, Aiwei Bi, Jian Ding, Bing Sun, Meiyu Geng
Chemotherapies are known often to induce severe gastrointestinal tract toxicity but the underlying mechanism remains unclear. This study considers the widely applied cytotoxic agent irinotecan (CPT-11) as a representative agent and demonstrates that treatment induces massive release of double-strand DNA from the intestine that accounts for the dose-limiting intestinal toxicity of the compound. Specifically, "self-DNA" released through exosome secretion enters the cytosol of innate immune cells and activates the AIM2 (absent in melanoma 2) inflammasome...
April 14, 2017: Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405496/il-12-il-15-and-il-18-pre-activated-nk-cells-target-resistant-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-and-delay-leukemia-development-in-vivo
#9
Margherita Boieri, Aina Ulvmoen, Amanda Sudworth, Clare Lendrem, Matthew Collin, Anne M Dickinson, Lise Kveberg, Marit Inngjerdingen
NK cells have shown promise in therapy of hematological cancers, in particular against acute myeloid leukemia. In contrast, the more NK cell-resistant acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is difficult to treat with NK-cell-based therapies, and we hypothesized that pre-activation of NK cells could overcome this resistance. We show in pediatric and adult patients with T-cell ALL (T-ALL) perturbed NK cell effector functions at diagnosis. Using an in vivo rat model for T-ALL, Roser leukemia (RL), suppressed NK cell effector functions were observed...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403163/impact-of-human-monocyte-and-macrophage-polarization-on-nlr-expression-and-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation
#10
Fawaz Awad, Eman Assrawi, Claire Jumeau, Sophie Georgin-Lavialle, Laetitia Cobret, Philippe Duquesnoy, William Piterboth, Lucie Thomas, Katia Stankovic-Stojanovic, Camille Louvrier, Irina Giurgea, Gilles Grateau, Serge Amselem, Sonia-Athina Karabina
Inflammasomes are multiprotein complexes nucleating around an NLR (Nucleotide-binding domain and Leucine-rich Repeat containing protein), which regulate the secretion of the pro-inflammatory interleukin (IL)-1β and IL-18 cytokines. Monocytes and macrophages, the main cells expressing the inflammasome genes, adapt to their surrounding microenvironment by a phenotypic polarization towards a pro-inflammatory M1 phenotype that promotes inflammation or an anti-inflammatory M2 phenotype important for resolution of inflammation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401744/fdg-pet-in-macrophage-activation-syndrome-associated-with-systemic-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
#11
Masaki Shimizu, Yasuhiro Ikawa, Mao Mizuta, Maiko Takakura, Natsumi Inoue, Ryosei Nishimura, Akihiro Yachie
We herein describe a case of systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (s-JIA)-associated macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) in which the (18F) fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography ((18)(F) FDG-PET) findings were characteristic. The pattern of greater (18)(F) FDG accumulation into the spleen compared with the liver was more remarkable in this patient compared with s-JIA. This pattern, however, was also observed in cases of acute leukemia. In the present patient, serum interleukin (IL)-18 was extremely elevated (255 000 pg/mL), whereas in leukemia patients it is mildly elevated (360-1480 pg/mL)...
April 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401330/cordycepin-confers-neuroprotection-in-mice-models-of-intracerebral-hemorrhage-via-suppressing-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation
#12
Yijun Cheng, Yongxu Wei, Wenlei Yang, Yaying Song, Hanbing Shang, Yu Cai, Zhebao Wu, Weiguo Zhao
Neuroinflammation has been recognized as a major contributor to brain injury caused by intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). Nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain-like receptor family pyrin domain-containing 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome acts as an important mediator of inflammatory response in various inflammation-related diseases including hemorrhagic insults. Cordycepin has recently been shown to possess anti-inflammatory effect; however, its role and the possible underlying mechanisms in ICH remain unclear. This study was designed to investigate the neuroprotective effect of cordycepin in mice models of ICH and to elucidate the underlying molecular mechanisms...
April 11, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400731/il-1-inhibition-may-have-an-important-role-in-treating-refractory-kawasaki-disease
#13
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Perrine Dusser, Isabelle Koné-Paut
Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute inflammatory vasculitis occurring in young children before 5 years and representing at this age, the main cause of acquired heart disease. A single infusion of 2 g/kg of intravenous immunoglobulins along with aspirin has reduced the frequency of coronary artery aneurysms from 25 to 5%. However, 10-20% of patients do not respond to standard treatment and have an increased risk of cardiac complications and death. The development of more potent therapeutic approaches of KD is an urgent need...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400577/fish-oil-lard-and-soybean-oil-differentially-shape-gut-microbiota-of-middle-aged-rats
#14
He Li, Yingying Zhu, Fan Zhao, Shangxin Song, Yingqiu Li, Xinglian Xu, Guanghong Zhou, Chunbao Li
High-fat diets have been associated with overweight/obesity and increased mortality in middle-aged populations. However, it is still unclear how gut microbiota in middle-aged populations responds to dietary fats at a normal dose. In this study, we explored gut microbiota structure in middle-aged rats (aged 12 months) after feeding 4% (w/w) soybean oil, lard or fish oil for 3 months, respectively. The results showed that the gut microbiota structure in the fish oil group was substantially different from those of the soybean oil and lard groups in both in vitro and in vivo studies...
April 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399485/interleukin-18-protects-mice-from-enterovirus-71-infection
#15
Zheng Li, Hongbin Wang, Yihui Chen, Junling Niu, Qiuhong Guo, Qibin Leng, Zhong Huang, Zhirui Deng, Guangxun Meng
Previous study has demonstrated that the NLRP3 inflammasome is essential for protecting murine host against Enterovirus 71 (EV71) infection. However, the underlying mechanism remained unknown. Here we discovered that the pleiotropic cytokine interleukin-18 (IL-18), an NLRP3 inflammasome-dependent effector protein, exhibits a protective capability against EV71 challenge. Deficiency of IL-18 in mice exacerbated EV71 infection, which was reflected by increased viral replication, elevated production of interferons (IFN-β, IFN-γ), proinflammatory cytokines (TNF-α, IL-6) and chemokine CCL2,as well as decreased survival of experimental animals...
April 8, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396661/phenotype-of-nk-like-cd8-t-cells-with-innate-features-in-humans-and-their-relevance-in-cancer-diseases
#16
Alice Barbarin, Emilie Cayssials, Florence Jacomet, Nicolas Gonzalo Nunez, Sara Basbous, Lucie Lefèvre, Myriam Abdallah, Nathalie Piccirilli, Benjamin Morin, Vincent Lavoue, Véronique Catros, Eliane Piaggio, André Herbelin, Jean-Marc Gombert
Unconventional T cells are defined by their capacity to respond to signals other than the well-known complex of peptides and major histocompatibility complex proteins. Among the burgeoning family of unconventional T cells, innate-like CD8(+) T cells in the mouse were discovered in the early 2000s. This subset of CD8(+) T cells bears a memory phenotype without having encountered a foreign antigen and can respond to innate-like IL-12 + IL-18 stimulation. Although the concept of innate memory CD8(+) T cells is now well established in mice, whether an equivalent memory NK-like T-cell population exists in humans remains under debate...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395725/-elevated-il-18-il-18-binding-protein-and-il-18-receptor-in-eosinophil-enriched-blood-cells-in-patients-with-asthma
#17
Leilei Yuan, Sijing Lu, Huiyun Zhang, Junling Wang, Yalin Hu, Ling Wang, Shaoheng He
Objective To investigate the changes of interleukin-18 (IL-18), interleukin 18 binding protein (IL-18BP) and interleukin 18 receptor (IL-18R) expressions in eosinophil-enriched cells from asthmatic patients, and study the correlations among them. Methods Peripheral venous blood from asthmatic patients and normal subjects were collected and stimulated with the extracts of Artemisia pollen, dust mite, and Platanus pollen. The expressions of IL-18, IL-18BP and IL-18R in eosinophil-enriched blood cells were detected by flow cytometry, and the correlations among them were analyzed...
April 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395298/cytokines-and-chemokines-involved-in-acute-retinal-necrosis
#18
Lenneke de Visser, Joke H de Boer, Ger T Rijkers, Karin Wiertz, Henk-Jan van den Ham, Rob de Boer, Anton M van Loon, Aniki Rothova, Jolanda D F de Groot-Mijnes
Purpose: To investigate which cytokines and chemokines are involved in the immunopathogenesis of acute retinal necrosis (ARN), and whether cytokine profiles are associated with clinical manifestations, such as visual outcome. Methods: Serum and aqueous humor (AH) samples of 19 patients with ARN were analyzed by multiplex immunoassay. Infectious controls consisted of 18 patients with rubella virus-associated Fuchs' uveitis and 20 patients with ocular toxoplasmosis all confirmed by intraocular fluid analyses...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394363/interleukin-18-mediates-cardiac-dysfunction-induced-by-western-diet-independent-of-obesity-and-hyperglycemia-in-the-mouse
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S Carbone, P J H Lee, A G Mauro, E Mezzaroma, R Buzzetti, B Van Tassell, A Abbate, S Toldo
Obesity and diabetes are independent risk factors for heart failure and are associated with the consumption of diet rich in saturated fat and sugar, Western diet (WD), known to induce cardiac dysfunction in the mouse through incompletely characterized inflammatory mechanisms. We hypothesized that the detrimental cardiac effects of WD are mediated by interleukin-18 (IL-18), pro-inflammatory cytokine linked to cardiac dysfunction. C57BL/6J wild-type male mice and IL-18 knockout male mice were fed high-saturated fat and high-sugar diet for 8 weeks...
April 10, 2017: Nutrition & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394319/activation-of-nlrp3-inflammasomes-contributes-to-hyperhomocysteinemia-aggravated-inflammation-and-atherosclerosis-in-apoe-deficient-mice
#20
Renqing Wang, Yiqin Wang, Nana Mu, Xiaoying Lou, Weixuan Li, Yanming Chen, Dong Fan, Hongmei Tan
Hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy) has been shown to promote vascular inflammation and atherosclerosis, but the underlying mechanisms remain largely unknown. The NLRP3 inflammasome has been identified as the cellular machinery responsible for activation of inflammatory processes. In this study, we hypothesized that the activation of NLRP3 inflammasomes contributes to HHcy-induced inflammation and atherosclerosis. ApoE(-/-) mice were fed regular chow, high-fat (HF) diet, or HF plus high methionine diet to induce HHcy...
April 10, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
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