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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353414/oral-administration-of-compound-probiotics-ameliorates-hfd-induced-gut-microbe-dysbiosis-and-chronic-metabolic-inflammation-via-the-g-protein-coupled-receptor-43-in-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-rats
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Yinji Liang, Shu Liang, Yupei Zhang, Yuanjun Deng, Yifang He, Yanning Chen, Chan Liu, Chenli Lin, Qinhe Yang
The aim of this study was to investigate how the effects of compound probiotics modulate the gut microbiota, short-chain fatty acid (SCFA), body composition, serum and liver lipids, and inflammatory markers in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) rats. Twenty-four male SD rats were randomly divided into 3 groups: normal control group (standard feed), high-fat diet (HFD) feeding group (83% standard feed + 10% lard oil + 1.5% cholesterol + 0.5% cholate + 5% sucrose), and compound probiotics intervention group (HFD + 0...
January 20, 2018: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353310/nod-like-receptor-s-and-host-immune-responses-with-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-infection
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REVIEW
Alaa Alhazmi
INTRODUCTION: Molecular mechanisms underlying the interactions between Pseudomonas aeruginosa, the common opportunistic pathogen in cystic fibrosis individuals, and host induce a number of marked inflammatory responses and associate with complex therapeutic problems due to bacterial resistance to antibiotics in chronic stage of infection. METHODS: Pseudomonas aeruginosa is recognized by number of pattern recognition receptors (PRRs); NOD-like receptors (NLRs) are a class of PRRs, which can recognize a variety of endogenous and exogenous ligands, thereby playing a critical role in innate immunity...
January 20, 2018: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352002/intestinal-epithelial-cell-derived-lkb1-suppresses-colitogenic-microbiota
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Xia'nan Liu, Jinfeng Lu, Zhenshan Liu, Junjie Zhao, Hongxiang Sun, Ningbo Wu, Hongzhi Liu, Weiwei Liu, Zhuqin Hu, Guangxun Meng, Lei Shen, Aaron W Miller, Bing Su, Xiaoxia Li, Zizhen Kang
Dysregulation of the immune barrier function of the intestinal epithelium can often result in dysbiosis. In this study we report a novel role of intestinal epithelial cell (IEC) -derived liver kinase B1 (LKB1) in suppressing colitogenic microbiota. IEC-specific deletion of LKB1 (LKB1ΔIEC) resulted in an increased susceptibility to dextran sodium sulfate (DSS)-induced colitis and a definitive shift in the composition of the microbial population in the mouse intestine. Importantly, transfer of the microbiota from LKB1ΔIEC mice was sufficient to confer increased susceptibility to DSS-induced colitis in wild-type recipient mice...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349811/genetic-analysis-of-interleukin-18-gene-polymorphisms-in-alopecia-areata
#4
Sumeyya Deniz Celik, Omer Ates
BACKGROUND: Alopecia areata (AA), which appears as nonscarring hair shedding on any hair-bearing area, is a common organ-specific autoimmune condition. Cytokines have important roles in the development of AA. Interleukin (IL) 18 is a significant proinflammatory cytokine that was found higher in the patients with AA. We aimed to investigate whether the IL-18 (rs187238 and rs1946518) single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) may be associated with AA and/or clinical outcome of patients with AA in Turkish population...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345060/porcine-nk-cells-display-features-associated-with-antigen-presenting-cells
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Steffi De Pelsmaeker, Bert Devriendt, Georges Leclercq, Herman W Favoreel
NK cells are members of the innate immunity and play a central role in the defense against viral infections and cancer development, but also contribute to triggering and shaping adaptive immune responses. Human NK cells may express MHC II and costimulatory molecules, including CD86, CD80, and OX40 ligand, which allows them to stimulate the CD4+ T-cell response. In contrast, murine NK cells do not express MHC II or costimulatory molecules. Upon activation, mouse NK cells can acquire these molecules from dendritic cells (DCs) via intercellular membrane transfer, which leads to suppression of DC-induced CD4+ T-cell responses rather than stimulation of T-cell responses...
January 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345057/sodium-chloride-inhibits-ifn-%C3%AE-%C3%A2-but-not-il-4-production-by-invariant-nkt-cells
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Dongjin Jeong, Hye Young Kim, Doo Hyun Chung
Invariant NKT (iNKT) cells are a distinct subset of T cells that exert Janus-like functions in vivo by producing IFN-γ and IL-4. Sodium chloride modulates the functions of various immune cells, including conventional CD4+ T cells and macrophages. However, it is not known whether sodium chloride affects iNKT cell function, so we addressed this issue. Sodium chloride inhibited IFN-γ, but not IL-4, production by iNKT cells upon TCR or TCR-independent (IL-12 and IL-18) stimulation in a dose-dependent manner. Consistently, sodium chloride reduced the expression level of tbx21, but not gata-3, in iNKT cells stimulated with TCR engagement or IL-12 + IL-18...
January 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344240/cxcl5-as-an-autocrine-or-paracrine-cytokine-is-associated-with-proliferation-and-migration-of-hepatoblastoma-hepg2-cells
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Yang Yang, Jie Hou, Mingliang Shao, Wei Zhang, Yaling Qi, Shengnan E, Shuqiu Wang, Hongyu Sui, Dexin Meng, Baixin Wang, Mingfu Wang, Yang Han, Yu Cao, Xiaoqing Huang, Yue Li, Pengxia Zhang, Weiqun Wang
C-X-C motif chemokine ligand 5 (CXCL5) is a CXC-type chemokine that is a crucial inflammatory mediator and a powerful attractant for granulocytic immune cells. Increasing evidence has indicated that CXCL5 is involved in the tumorigenesis of various malignancies. The present investigation demonstrated that CXCL5 was expressed in both hepatoblastoma HepG2 cells and liver stellate LX-2 cells, and CXCL5's receptor C-X-C chemokine receptor type 2 (CXCR2) was expressed in HepG2 cells by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), western blotting and ELISA assays...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344132/aberrant-nlrp3-inflammasome-associated-with-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-potentially-contributes-to-the-imbalance-of-t-helper-cells-in-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Yan Jia, Chen Zhang, Mingqiang Hua, Min Wang, Ping Chen, Daoxin Ma
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a hematological malignancy in which the immune response serves a pivotal role in progression. Aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) is involved in the modulation of the immune system, particularly in the differentiation of T-helper cell (Th) subsets. Although the NLR family pyrin domain-containing 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome has been implicated as essential in the pathogenesis of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, the role it serves in the development of AML remains unknown. Therefore, in order to identify and describe the possible roles of AHR, as well as NLRP3 inflammasome, in the pathogenesis of AML and their relationship with Th subsets (Th1 Th22), the present study investigated the mRNA expression levels of AHR and NLRP3 inflammasome molecules in the peripheral blood and bone marrow...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344110/anti-interleukin-and-interleukin-therapies-for-psoriasis-current-evidence-and-clinical-usefulness
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REVIEW
Ya-Chu Tsai, Tsen-Fang Tsai
Anti-interleukin (IL) therapies have emerged as a major treatment for patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis. This article reviews the up-to-date results of pivotal clinical trials targeting the interleukins used for the treatment of psoriasis, including IL-1, IL-2, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, IL-12, IL-17, IL-20, IL-22, IL-23, IL-36 and bispecific biologics IL-17A/tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α). Cytokines involved in the circuits of psoriasis inflammation without ongoing clinical trials are also mentioned (IL-9, IL-13, IL-15, IL-16, IL-18, IL-19, IL-21, IL-24, IL-27, IL-33, IL-35, IL-37, and IL-38)...
November 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Musculoskeletal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343269/microglial-activation-mediates-chronic-mild-stress-induced-depressive-and-anxiety-like-behavior-in-adult-rats
#10
Ya-Lin Wang, Qiu-Qin Han, Wen-Qing Gong, Dong-Hui Pan, Li-Zheng Wang, Wei Hu, Min Yang, Bing Li, Jin Yu, Qiong Liu
BACKGROUND: Depression is a heterogeneous disorder, with the exact neuronal mechanisms causing the disease yet to be discovered. Recent work suggests it is accompanied by neuro-inflammation, characterized, in particular, by microglial activation. However, microglial activation and its involvement in neuro-inflammation and stress-related depressive disorders are far from understood. METHODS: We utilized multiple detection methods to detect the neuro-inflammation in the hippocampus of rats after exposure to chronic mild stress (CMS)...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342149/low-expression-of-il-18-and-il-18-receptor-in-human-skeletal-muscle-is-associated-with-systemic-and-intramuscular-lipid-metabolism-role-of-hiv-lipodystrophy
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Birgitte Lindegaard, Thine Hvid, Helene Wolsk Mygind, Ole Hartvig-Mortensen, Thomas Grøndal, Julie Abildgaard, Jan Gerstoft, Bente Klarlund Pedersen, Marcin Baranowski
INTRODUCTION: Interleukin (IL)-18 is involved in regulation of lipid and glucose metabolism. Mice lacking whole-body IL-18 signalling are prone to develop weight gain and insulin resistance, a phenotype which is associated with impaired fat oxidation and ectopic skeletal muscle lipid deposition. IL-18 mRNA is expressed in human skeletal muscle but a role for IL-18 in muscle has not been identified. Patients with HIV-infection and lipodystrophy (LD) are characterized by lipid and glucose disturbances and increased levels of circulating IL-18...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341496/association-of-genetic-variants-in-the-interleukin-18-gene-promoter-with-risk-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-metastasis-in-patients-with-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
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Noha M Bakr, Ashraf Awad, Emad A Moustafa
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a primary malignancy of the liver, characterized by high vascularization and rapid tumor progression. The current case-control study aimed to analyze the influence of -607C/A and -137G/C polymorphisms in the interleukin-18 (IL-18) promoter on the risk of HCC occurrence and metastasis in Egyptian patients infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). Both genetic variations were genotyped in 279 subjects including HCV patients with and without HCC and unrelated healthy subjects, using the allele-specific polymerase chain reaction (AS-PCR) method...
January 17, 2018: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331080/design-synthesis-and-evaluation-of-novel-oxazaborine-inhibitors-of-the-nlrp3-inflammasome
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Alex George Baldwin, Victor S Tapia, Tessa Swanton, Claire S White, James A Beswick, David Brough, Sally Freeman
The NLRP3 inflammasome is an important regulator of the sterile inflammatory response and its activation by host-derived sterile molecules leads to the intracellular activation of caspase-1, processing of the pro-inflammatory cytokines interleukin-1β (IL 1β)/IL-18, and pyroptotic cell death. Inappropriate activation of NLRP3 drives a chronic inflammatory response and is implicated in several non-communicable diseases, including gout, atherosclerosis, type II diabetes and Alzheimer's disease. In this study, we report the design, synthesis and biological evaluation of novel boron compounds (NBCs) as NLRP3 inflammasome inhibitors...
January 13, 2018: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329580/evidence-for-the-activation-of-pyroptotic-and-apoptotic-pathways-in-rpe-cells-associated-with-nlrp3-inflammasome-in-the-rodent-eye
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Jiangyuan Gao, Jing Z Cui, Eleanor To, Sijia Cao, Joanne A Matsubara
BACKGROUND: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a devastating eye disease causing irreversible vision loss in the elderly. Retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), the primary cell type that is afflicted in AMD, undergoes programmed cell death in the late stages of the disease. However, the exact mechanisms for RPE degeneration in AMD are still unresolved. The prevailing theories consider that each cell death pathway works independently and without regulation of each other. Building upon our previous work in which we induced a short burst of inflammasome activity in vivo, we now investigate the effects of prolonged inflammasome activity on RPE cell death mechanisms in rats...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329362/clostridium-butyricum-regulates-visceral-hypersensitivity-of-irritable-bowel-syndrome-by-inhibiting-colonic-mucous-low-grade-inflammation-through-its-action-on-nlrp6
#15
Kejia Zhao, Leimin Yu, Xi Wang, Yibo He, Bin Lu
Visceral hypersensitivity induced by stress is quite common in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients. Probiotics play an important role in reducing visceral hypersensitivity in IBS patients. However, the mechanism has not been clearly elucidated. In this study, we investigated the role of nod-like receptor pyrin domain-containing protein 6 (NLRP6) in Clostridium butyricum-regulated IBS induced by stress. Our results showed that NLRP6 was down-regulated in IBS group colon tissues. In addition, IL-18, IL-1β, myeloperoxidase (MPO), d-lactic acid (D-LA), and CD172a were up-regulated in the IBS group of colonic mucous...
January 10, 2018: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328499/mait-cells-are-chronically-activated-in-patients-with-autoimmune-liver-disease-and-promote-pro-fibrogenic-hepatic-stellate-cell-activation
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Katrin Böttcher, Krista Rombouts, Francesca Saffioti, Davide Roccarina, Matteo Rosselli, Andrew Hall, TuVinh Luong, Emmanuel A Tsochatzis, Douglas Thorburn, Massimo Pinzani
Autoimmune liver diseases (AILD) are chronic liver pathologies characterised by fibrosis and cirrhosis due to immune-mediated liver damage. In this study, we addressed the question whether mucosal-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells, innate-like T cells, are functionally altered in patients with AILD and whether MAIT cells can promote liver fibrosis through activation of hepatic stellate cells. We analysed the phenotype and function of MAIT cells from AILD patients and healthy controls by multi-colour flow cytometry and investigated the interaction between human MAIT cells and primary human hepatic stellate cells (hHSCs)...
January 12, 2018: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328461/anti%C3%A2-inflammatory-effects-of-gambogic-acid-in-murine-collagen%C3%A2-induced-arthritis-through-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway
#17
Qing Lai Wang, Dong Zhen Yang, Cunxian Lv
Garcinia angustifolia is a dry resin secreted by Garcinia cambogia, which has the functions of breaking blood, detoxifying, stopping bleeding and killing insects. It is used for the treatment of cancer and brain edema. Gambogic acid is the primary active ingredient. The present study aimed to investigate the anti‑inflammatory and antiproliferative effects of gambogic acid on arthritis and the possible mechanisms. It was demonstrated that gambogic acid decreased arthritic scores in murine collagen‑induced arthritic mice...
January 8, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326099/interleukin-18-diagnostically-distinguishes-and-pathogenically-promotes-human-and-murine-macrophage-activation-syndrome
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Eric S Weiss, Charlotte Girard-Guyonvarc'h, Dirk Holzinger, Adriana A de Jesus, Zeshan Tariq, Jennifer Picarsic, Eduardo J Schiffrin, Dirk Foell, Alexei A Grom, Sandra Ammann, Stephan Ehl, Tomoaki Hoshino, Raphaela Goldbach-Mansky, Cem Gabay, Scott W Canna
Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) and Macrophage Activation Syndrome (MAS) are life-threatening hyperferritinemic systemic inflammatory disorders. Though profound cytotoxic impairment causes familial HLH (fHLH), the mechanisms driving non-fHLH and MAS are largely unknown. MAS occurs in patients with suspected rheumatic disease, but the mechanistic basis for its distinction is unclear. Recently, a syndrome of recurrent MAS with infantile enterocolitis caused by NLRC4 inflammasome hyperactivity highlighted the potential importance of Interleukin (IL)-18...
January 11, 2018: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325805/reduced-plaque-size-and-inflammation-in-the-app23-mouse-model-for-alzheimer-s-disease-after-chronic-application-of-polymeric-nanoparticles-for-cns-targeted-zinc-delivery
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Antonietta Vilella, Daniela Belletti, Ann Katrin Sauer, Simone Hagmeyer, Tasnuva Sarowar, Martina Masoni, Natalia Stasiak, John J E Mulvihill, Barbara Ruozi, Flavio Forni, Maria Angela Vandelli, Giovanni Tosi, Michele Zoli, Andreas M Grabrucker
A local dyshomeostasis of zinc ions in the vicinity of amyloid aggregates has been proposed in Alzheimer's disease (AD) due to the sequestration of zinc in senile plaques. While an increase in zinc levels may promote the aggregation of amyloid beta (Aβ), increased brain zinc might also be beneficial rescuing some pathological alterations caused by local zinc deficiency. For example, increased Aβ degradation by metalloproteinases, and a reduction in inflammation can be hypothesized. In addition, zinc may allow a stabilization of the number of synapses in AD brains...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324327/elucidating-the-interfaces-involved-in-card-card-interactions-mediated-by-nlrp1-and-caspase-1-using-molecular-dynamics-simulation
#20
Jitendra Maharana
Inflammasomes are the multi-protein caspase-activating complexes mainly assembled by the sensor proteins (NLRs/ALRs), adaptor molecule (ASC) and effector molecule pro-caspase-1 for the production and release of proinflammatory cytokines, IL-1β and IL-18. NLRP1 is the first NLR known to assemble the multi-protein complex. Unlike NLRP3, NLRP1 has an additional effector binding domain (CARD) at the carboxyl-terminal, which is reported to interact with pro-caspase-1 (precluding the recruitment of ASC) for the transmission of danger signals...
December 24, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
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