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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937875/multiplex-cytokine-analysis-of-aqueous-humor-from-the-patients-with-chronic-primary-angle-closure-glaucoma
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Roopam Duvesh, George Puthuran, Kavitha Srinivasan, Venkatesh Rengaraj, S R Krishnadas, Sharmila Rajendrababu, Vijayakumar Balakrishnan, Pradeep Ramulu, Periasamy Sundaresan
PURPOSE: To compare the levels of cytokines and growth factor in aqueous humor of the patients with chronic primary angle closure glaucoma (PACG) and cataract. METHODS: Aqueous humor samples were collected from 19 chronic PACG patients and compared with 14 nonglaucomatous controls presenting for cataract surgery. The levels of 27 cytokines and growth factors were measured in the aqueous samples using multiplex bead immunoassay and compared across groups. RESULTS: Significantly higher levels of interleukin (IL)-8 (p < 0...
September 22, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936850/-protective-effects-of-schizonepeta-volatile-oil-on-endotoxin-poisoning-induced-by-lipopolysaccharide-in-mice
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Tao-Qun Wen, Wen-Tao Sang, Feng Xu, Feng Wang, Nan Zeng
In order to study the protective effects of Schizonepeta volatile oil (Sto)on endotoxin poisoning mice, and the relatively content of each chemical osubstance in Schizonepeta volatile oil was measured using GC-MS. The mare C57BL/6J mice were randomly divided into five groups including the normal group, model group, dexamethasone group (5 mg•kg⁻¹), and Sto (0.226 and 0.452 g•kg⁻¹, respectively) groups. The dexamethasone group was given the drugs once time by intraperitoneal injection on the 5th day, while the other mice were given drugs by oral administration once a day for 5 days...
December 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935827/short-term-dietary-curcumin-supplementation-reduces-gastrointestinal-barrier-damage-and-physiological-strain-responses-during-exertional-heat-stress
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Mandy C Szymanski, Trevor L Gillum, Lacey M Gould, David S Morin, Matthew R Kuennen
PURPOSE: This work investigated the effect of 3d of 500mg/d dietary curcumin supplementation on gastrointestinal (GI) barrier damage and systems-physiology responses to exertional heat stress in non-heat acclimated humans. METHODS: Eight participants ran (65%VO2max) for 60min in a Darwin® chamber (37°C/25%RH) two times (Curcumin/Placebo). Intestinal fatty acid binding protein (I-FABP) and associated pro-inflammatory (MCP-1, TNFα, IL-6) and anti-inflammatory (IL-1RA, IL-10) cytokines were assayed from plasma collected before (Pre), after (Post), 1hr (1-Post), and 4hrs after (4-Post) exercise...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935670/the-bacterial-meta-cleavage-hydrolase-ligy-belongs-to-the-amidohydrolase-superfamily-not-to-the-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-hydrolase-superfamily
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Eugene Kuatsjah, Anson C K Chan, Marek J Kobylarz, Michael E P Murphy, Lindsay D Eltis
Strain SYK-6 of the bacterium Sphingobium sp. catabolizes lignin-derived biphenyl via a meta-cleavage pathway. In this pathway, LigY is proposed to catalyze the hydrolysis of the meta-cleavage product (MCP) 4,11-dicarboxy-8-hydroxy-9-methoxy-2-hydroxy-6-oxo-6-phenylhexa-2,4-dienoate. Here, we validated this reaction by identifying 5-carboxyvanillate and 4-carboxy-2-hydroxypenta-2,4-dienoate as the products, and determined the kcat and kcat/K m values of 9.3 ± 0.6 s(-1) and 2.5 ± 0.2 × 10(7) M(-1)s(-1), respectively...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935574/taurocholate-induces-biliary-differentiation-of-liver-progenitor-cells-causing-hepatic-stellate-cell-chemotaxis-in-the-ductular-reaction-role-in-pediatric-cystic-fibrosis-liver-disease
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Katarzyna N Pozniak, Michael A Pearen, Tamara N Pereira, Cynthia Sm Kramer, Priyakshi Kalita-De Croft, Sujeevi K Nawaratna, Manuel A Fernandez-Rojo, Geoffrey N Gobert, Janina Ee Tirnitz-Parker, John K Olynyk, Ross W Shepherd, Peter J Lewindon, Grant A Ramm
Cystic fibrosis liver disease (CFLD) in children causes progressive fibrosis leading to biliary cirrhosis, however its cause(s) and early pathogenesis are unclear. We hypothesised that a bile acid-induced Ductular Reaction (DR) drives fibrogenesis. We evaluated the DR by cytokeratin-7 immunohistochemistry in liver biopsies, staged for fibrosis, from 60 children with CFLD and demonstrated that the DR was significantly correlated with hepatic fibrosis stage and biliary taurocholate levels. To examine the mechanisms involved in DR induction liver progenitor cells (LPCs) were treated with taurocholate and key events in DR evolution were assessed: LPC proliferation, LPC biliary differentiation and hepatic stellate cell (HSC) chemotaxis...
September 18, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935544/metformin-improves-obesity-associated-inflammation-by-altering-macrophages-polarization
#6
Yuanyuan Jing, Fan Wu, Dai Li, Lei Yang, Qi Li, Rong Li
Obesity is reported to be a chronic low-grade inflammatory state. Adipose tissue macrophages play a key role in obesity-related inflammation. Metformin, the most widely used anti-diabetic drug, has recently been reported to have an effect on inflammation, but the mechanism is poorly understood. This study aims to investigate how metformin works on chronic low-grade inflammation in obesity and whether the mechanism underlying it is associated with macrophage polarization. Metformin was administered for 7 weeks to high fat-fed C57/6J male mice in vivo...
September 18, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934926/irs-1-py612-and-akt-1-pkb-pt308-phosphorylation-and-antiinflammatory-effect-of-diindolylmethane-in-adipocytes-cocultured-with-macrophages
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Lopez-Vazquez Alfonso, Garcia B J Javier, Gonzalez G A Sofía, Urzua L P Ernesto, Del T A Susana, Bueno T M Ruth, Sanchez E Sergio, Munoz V J Francisco, Jave S L Felipe, Armendariz B J Socorro, Bastidas R B Estela
BACKGROUND: 3,3'-Diindolylmethane (DIM) is a condensation product of indole-3-carbinol, a glucosinolate naturally occurring in Brassica genus vegetables. The antiinflammatory properties of DIM through the inhibition of NF-κB, as well as its ameliorating effects on glucose tolerance and hyperglicemic states, have been described. A subclinical proinflammatory profile resultant from the interaction of adipocytes and macrophages have been reported in obesity, affecting the insulin signaling pathway, contributing to insulin resistance...
September 21, 2017: Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934227/hemorrhage-enhances-cytokine-complement-component-3-and-caspase-3-and-regulates-micrornas-associated-with-intestinal-damage-after-whole-body-gamma-irradiation-in-combined-injury
#8
Juliann G Kiang, Joan T Smith, Marsha N Anderson, Thomas B Elliott, Paridhi Gupta, Nagaraja S Balakathiresan, Radha K Maheshwari, Barbara Knollmann-Ritschel
Hemorrhage following whole-body γ-irradiation in a combined injury (CI) model increases mortality compared to whole-body γ-irradiation alone (RI). The decreased survival in CI is accompanied by increased bone marrow injury, decreased hematocrit, and alterations of miRNA in the kidney. In this study, our aim was to examine cytokine homeostasis, susceptibility to systemic bacterial infection, and intestinal injury. More specifically, we evaluated the interleukin-6 (IL-6)-induced stress proteins including C-reactive protein (CRP), complement 3 (C3), Flt-3 ligand, and corticosterone...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933672/cognitive-impairment-and-the-regional-distribution-of-cerebellar-lesions-in-multiple-sclerosis
#9
Sean M Tobyne, Wilson B Ochoa, J Daniel Bireley, Victoria Mj Smith, Jeroen Jg Geurts, Jeremy D Schmahmann, Eric C Klawiter
BACKGROUND: Cerebellar lesions are often reported in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) and have been associated with impaired motor function and cognitive status. However, prior research has primarily focused on summary measures of cerebellar involvement (e.g. total lesion load, gray/white matter volume) and not on the effect of lesion load within specific regions of cerebellar white matter. OBJECTIVE: Spatially map the probability of cerebellar white matter lesion (CWML) occurrence in RRMS and explore the relationship between cognitive impairment and lesion (CWML) location within the cerebellum...
September 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933216/dexamethasone-attenuates-the-enhanced-rewarding-effects-of-cocaine-following-experimental-traumatic-brain-injury
#10
Steven F Merkel, Allison M Andrews, Evan M Lutton, Roshanak Razmpour, Lee Anne Cannella, Servio H Ramirez
Clinical studies have identified traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a risk factor for the development of cocaine dependence. This claim is supported by our recent preclinical studies showing enhancement of the rewarding effects of cocaine in mice sustaining moderate controlled cortical impact (CCI) injury during adolescence. Here we test the efficacy of dexamethasone, an anti-inflammatory corticosteroid, to attenuate augmentation of the behavioral response to cocaine observed in CCI-TBI animals using the conditioned place preference (CPP) assay...
July 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932934/using-the-multiple-choice-procedure-to-measure-the-relative-reinforcing-efficacy-of-gambling-initial-validity-evidence-among-college-students
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Leon H Butler, Jessica G Irons, Drew T Bassett, Christopher J Correia
The multiple choice procedure (MCP) is used to assess the relative reinforcing value of concurrently available stimuli. The MCP was originally developed to assess the reinforcing value of drugs; the current within-subjects study employed the MCP to assess the reinforcing value of gambling behavior. Participants (N = 323) completed six versions of the MCP that presented hypothetical choices between money to be used while gambling ($10 or $25) versus escalating amounts of guaranteed money available immediately or after delays of either 1 week or 1 month...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Gambling Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932629/a-circulating-th2-cytokines-profile-predicts-survival-in-patients-with-resectable-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma
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Geny Piro, Francesca Simionato, Carmine Carbone, Melissa Frizziero, Giuseppe Malleo, Silvia Zanini, Raffaella Casolino, Raffaela Santoro, Maria Mihaela Mina, Camilla Zecchetto, Valeria Merz, Aldo Scarpa, Claudio Bassi, Giampaolo Tortora, Davide Melisi
Surgery is the only potentially curative option for patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), but metastatic relapse remains common. We hypothesized that the expression levels of inflammatory cytokines could predict recurrence of PDAC, thus allowing to select patients who most likely could benefit from surgical resection. We prospectively collected plasma at diagnosis from 287 patients with pancreatic resectable neoplasms. The expression levels of 23 cytokines were measured in 90 patients with PDAC by using a multiplex analyte profiling assay...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931778/the-anti-inflammatory-pathway-regulated-via-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptors-in-rat-intestinal-mesothelial-cells
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Taiki Mihara, Wataru Otsubo, Kazuhide Horiguchi, Shoma Mikawa, Noriyuki Kaji, Satoshi Iino, Hiroshi Ozaki, Masatoshi Hori
Regulation of inflammation in intestinal mesothelial cells in the abdominal cavity is important for the pathogeny of clinical conditions, such as postoperative ileus, peritonitis and encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis. Here we have examined the inflammatory effect of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and the anti-inflammatory effect of nicotinic acetylcholine receptor stimulation in rat intestinal mesothelial cells. LPS upregulated mRNA expression of interleukin-1β (IL-1β), tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), monocyte chemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1) and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS)...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931761/periodontal-induced-chronic-inflammation-triggers-macrophage-secretion-of-ccl12-to-inhibit-fibroblast-mediated-cardiac-wound-healing
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Kristine Y DeLeon-Pennell, Rugmani Padmanabhan Iyer, Osasere K Ero, Courtney A Cates, Elizabeth R Flynn, Presley L Cannon, Mira Jung, De'Aries Shannon, Michael R Garrett, William Buchanan, Michael E Hall, Yonggang Ma, Merry L Lindsey
Chronic inflammatory diseases, such as periodontal disease, associate with adverse wound healing in response to myocardial infarction (MI). The goal of this study was to elucidate the molecular basis for impaired cardiac wound healing in the setting of periodontal-induced chronic inflammation. Causal network analysis of 168 inflammatory and extracellular matrix genes revealed that chronic inflammation induced by a subseptic dose of Porphyromonas gingivalis lipopolysaccharide (LPS) exacerbated infarct expression of the proinflammatory cytokine Ccl12...
September 21, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931523/contribution-of-myo-inositol-oxygenase-in-age-rage-mediated-renal-tubulo-interstitial-injury-in-the-context-of-diabetic-nephropathy
#15
Isha Sharma, Rashmi S Tupe, Aryana K Wallner, Yashpal S Kanwar
Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) play a role in pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy (DN). Myo-inositol Oxygenase (MIOX) has been implicated in tubulo-interstitial injury in the context of DN. We investigated the effect of AGEs on MIOX expression and delineated mechanisms that lead to tubulo-interstitial injury. Status of MIOX, RAGE and relevant cellular signaling pathways activated following AGE:RAGE interaction were examined in tubular cells and kidneys of AGE-BSA treated mice. Solid phase assay revealed an enhanced binding of RAGE with AGE-BSA, -laminin and -collagen IV...
September 20, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931257/morphometric-analysis-of-the-middle-clinoid-process-using-maxillofacial-computed-tomography-scans
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Christopher Miller, Roukoz Chamoun, David Beahm
BACKGROUND: The interest in detailed anatomy of the sella and parasellar regions has resurged recently due to the wide clinical applications of the expanded endoscopic approaches to the skull base. The middle clinoid process (MCP) is a bony structure that can affect wide endoscopic exposure of the sella and parasellar region. OBJECTIVE: To study and analyze the anatomic variations of the MCP in the general population using computed tomography scans. METHODS: A total of 150 maxillofacial computed tomography scans were reviewed to characterize the MCP...
February 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928376/oligo-fucoidan-prevents-il-6-and-ccl2-production-and-cooperates-with-p53-to-suppress-atm-signaling-and-tumor-progression
#17
Li-Mei Chen, Po-Yen Liu, Yen-An Chen, Hong-Yu Tseng, Pei-Chun Shen, Pai-An Hwang, Hsin-Ling Hsu
Low-molecular-weight Fucoidan (Oligo-Fucoidan) is a sulfated polysaccharide that has a variety of biological effects and has also been shown to have beneficial health effects. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the therapeutic effects of Oligo-Fucoidan in patients with cancer remain unclear. Using human colorectal cancer HCT116 cells with (p53(+/+)) or without (p53(-/-)) normal p53 expression, we found that Oligo-Fucoidan treatment reduces the occurrence of spontaneous DNA lesions. Etoposide induces double strand DNA breaks...
September 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928367/characterization-of-a-new-member-of-iridoviridae-shrimp-hemocyte-iridescent-virus-shiv-found-in-white-leg-shrimp-litopenaeus-vannamei
#18
Liang Qiu, Meng-Meng Chen, Xiao-Yuan Wan, Chen Li, Qing-Li Zhang, Ruo-Yu Wang, Dong-Yuan Cheng, Xuan Dong, Bing Yang, Xiu-Hua Wang, Jian-Hai Xiang, Jie Huang
A newly discovered iridescent virus that causes severe disease and high mortality in farmed Litopenaeus vannamei in Zhejiang, China, has been verified and temporarily specified as shrimp hemocyte iridescent virus (SHIV). Histopathological examination revealed basophilic inclusions and pyknosis in hematopoietic tissue and hemocytes in gills, hepatopancreas, periopods and muscle. Using viral metagenomics sequencing, we obtained partial sequences annotated as potential iridoviridae. Phylogenetic analyses using amino acid sequences of major capsid protein (MCP) and ATPase revealed that it is a new iridescent virus but does not belong to the five known genera of Iridoviridae...
September 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926796/synthesis-thermoluminescence-defect-center-and-dosimetric-characteristics-of-lif-mg-cu-p-si-phosphor
#19
Prince David Preto, Vidyavathy Balraj, Bhushan S Dhabekar, S Watanabe, T K Gundu Rao, Nilo F Cano
LiF:Mg,Cu,P,Si (MCPS), a new tissue equivalent phosphor, was synthesized by solid state method. Powder x-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscope were employed to determine the structural features. The dosimetric characteristics, electron spin resonance (ESR) and defect centers of this newly prepared phosphor were investigated. The MCPS phosphor is highly sensitive when compared with LiF:Mg,Ti and LiF:Mg,Cu,P (MCP), with the TL sensitivity being 35 times and 1.3 times higher respectively. The dosimetric peak occurs at 220°C with a well defined glow curve structure similar to MCP...
August 25, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926221/fourier-transform-ms-and-closed-path-multi-reflection-time-of-flight-ms-using-an-electrostatic-linear-ion-trap
#20
Eric T Dziekonski, Joshua T Johnson, Kenneth W Lee, Scott A McLuckey
An electrostatic linear ion trap (ELIT) has been configured to allow for the simultaneous acquisition of mass spectra via Fourier transform (FT) techniques (frequency measurement) and via time-of-flight (TOF) (time measurement). In the former case, the time-domain image charge derived from a pick-up electrode in the field-free region of the ELIT is converted to frequency-domain data via Fourier transformation (i.e., FT-ELIT MS). In the latter case, the time difference between ion injection into the ELIT and ion detection after release from the ELIT using a micro-channel plate (MCP) enables the acquisition of multi-reflection time-of-flight mass spectra (MR-TOF MS)...
September 19, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
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