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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332916/mir-135a-promotes-inflammatory-responses-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-from-db-db-mice-via-downregulation-of-foxo1
#1
Xiaochun Lu, Dawei Yin, Bo Zhou, Tieling Li
It has been shown that microRNAs (miRNAs) greatly affect the functions of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC), but the effects of mRNAs under diabetic conditions remain unclear.Using a model of diabetic db/db mice, we studied the functions of microRNA-135a (miR-135a) during VSMC dysfunction.Compared to control WT mice, miR-135a expression in VSMC was significantly increased while the level of forkhead box O1 (FOXO1) protein decreased significantly. After transfecting miR-135a mimics into VSMC, the expression of FOXO1 was decreased, while cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) expression levels were increased, thus promoting the interaction between monocytes and WT VSMC...
January 15, 2018: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332250/the-levels-of-12-cytokines-and-growth-factors-in-tears-hyperthyreosis-vs-euthyreosis
#2
Jelena Juri Mandić, Ana Kozmar, Sanja Kusačić-Kuna, Anamarija Jazbec, Krešimir Mandić, Danijela Mrazovac, Nenad Vukojević
PURPOSE: Simultaneous analyses of the contents and ratios of 12 cytokines and growth factors in single samples of human tears were performed, and the results were compared between a group of healthy subjects and a group of patients with Graves' hyperthyreosis (GH) without thyroid-associated orbitopathy (TAO). METHODS: Determinations and concentration measurements of interleukins (IL-2, IL4, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, IL-1α, and IL-1β) interferon (IFN-γ), tumor necrosis factor (TNF-α), monocyte chemoattractant protein (MCP-1), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), and epidermal growth factor (EGF) were performed with single tear samples from 21 patients with hyperthyreosis and 22 healthy subjects...
January 14, 2018: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330151/interleukin-22-reverses-human-islet-dysfunction-and-apoptosis-triggered-by-hyperglycemia-and-light
#3
Shadab Abadpour, Bente Halvorsen, Afaf Sahraoui, Olle Korsgren, Pål Aukrust, Hanne Scholz
Interleukin (IL)-22 has recently been suggested as an anti-inflammatory cytokine that could protect the islet cells from inflammation- and glucose-induced toxicity. We have previously shown that the tumor necrosis factor family member, LIGHT can impair human islet function at least partly via pro-apoptotic effects. Herein, we aimed to investigate the protective role of IL-22 on human islets exposed to the combination of hyperglycemia and LIGHT. First, we found up-regulation of LIGHT receptors (LTβR and HVEM) in engrafted human islets exposed to hyperglycemia (>11 mM) for 17 days post transplantation by using a double islet transplantation mouse model as well as in human islets cultured with high glucose (HG) (20mM glucose) + LIGHT in vitro and this latter effect was attenuated by IL-22...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328946/kaempferol-alleviates-lps-induced-neuroinflammation-and-bbb-dysfunction-in-mice-via-inhibiting-hmgb1-release-and-down-regulating-tlr4-myd88-pathway
#4
Xiao Cheng, Ying-Lin Yang, Huan Yang, Yue-Hua Wang, Guan-Hua Du
Kaempferol is a natural flavonoid with many biological activities including anti-oxidation and anti-inflammation. Nevertheless, its anti-neuroinflammation role and the relevant mechanism remain unclear. The present study was to investigate effects of kaempferol against LPS-induced neuroinflammation and blood-brain barrier dysfunction as well as the mechanism in mice. BALB/c mice were treated with LPS 5mg/kg to induce inflammation after pre-treatment with kaempferol 25, 50, or 100mg/kg for 7days. The results showed that kaempferol reduced the production of various pro-inflammatory factors and inflammatory proteins including IL-1β, IL-6, TNF-α, MCP-1, COX-2 and iNOS in brain tissues...
January 9, 2018: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328670/the-surface-oxidation-of-graphene-oxide-determines-membrane-damage-lipid-peroxidation-and-cytotoxicity-in-macrophages-in-a-pulmonary-toxicity-model
#5
Ruibin Li, Linda M Guiney, Chong Hyun Chang, Nikhita D Mansukhani, Zhaoxia Ji, Xiang Wang, Yu-Pei Liao, Wen Jiang, Bingbing Sun, Mark C Hersam, Andre E Nel, Tian Xia
While 2-dimensional graphene oxide (GO) is used increasingly in biomedical applications, there is uncertainty on how specific physicochemical properties relate to biocompatibility in mammalian systems. Although properties such as lateral size and the colloidal properties of the nanosheets are important, the specific material properties that we address here is the oxidation state and reactive surface groups on the planar surface. In this study, we used a GO library, comprised of pristine, reduced (rGO), and hydrated GO (hGO), in which quantitative assessment of the hydroxyl, carboxyl, epoxy and carbon radical contents were used to study the impact on epithelial cells and macrophages, as well as in the murine lung...
January 12, 2018: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327305/five-year-postoperative-outcomes-of-modified-staged-canal-wall-up-tympanoplasty-for-primary-acquired-cholesteatoma
#6
Masahiro Komori, Naoaki Yanagihara, Jun Hyodo, Ryosei Minoda, Yasuyuki Hinohira
OBJECTIVE: For successful canal wall up tympanoplasty (CWUT) for the treatment of cholesteatoma, the restoration of stable middle ear aeration is also important; however, little is known about the dynamics of such aeration or the optimal surgical procedure. In this study, alternative additional surgical procedure was selected based on the grade of middle ear aeration during the second-stage operation. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Patients included in this study underwent staged CWUT surgeries with mastoid cortex plasty (MCP) for well-aerated ears (grade 3) and bony mastoid obliteration (BMO) for poorly aerated ears (grade 2-0)...
January 11, 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325849/coagonist-of-glp-1-and-glucagon-decreases-liver-inflammation-and-atherosclerosis-in-dyslipidemic-condition
#7
Vishal Patel, Amit Joharapurkar, Samadhan Kshirsagar, Brijesh Sutariya, Maulik Patel, Dhreerendra Pandey, Hiren Patel, Ramchandra Ranvir, Shekhar Kadam, Dipam Patel, Rajesh Bahekar, Mukul Jain
Dyslipidemia enhances progression of atherosclerosis. Coagonist of GLP-1 and glucagon are under clinical investigation for the treatment of obesity and diabetes. Earlier, we have observed that coagonist reduced circulating and hepatic lipids, independent of its anorexic effects. Here, we investigated the role of coagonist of GLP-1 and glucagon receptors in complications of diet-induced dyslipidemia in hamsters and humanized double transgenic mice. Hamsters fed on high fat high cholesterol diet were treated for 8 weeks with coagonist of GLP-1 and glucagon receptors (75 and 150 μg/kg)...
January 8, 2018: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325821/dna-vaccine-encoding-myristoylated-membrane-protein-mmp-of-rock-bream-iridovirus-rbiv-induces-protective-immunity-in-rock-bream-oplegnathus-fasciatus
#8
Myung-Hwa Jung, Chamilani Nikapitiya, Sung-Ju Jung
Rock bream iridovirus (RBIV) causes severe mass mortalities in rock bream (Oplegnathus fasciatus) in Korea. In this study, we investigated the potential of viral membrane protein to induce antiviral status protecting rock bream against RBIV infection. We found that fish administered with ORF008L (myristoylated membrane protein, MMP) vaccine exhibited significantly higher levels of survival compared to ORF007L (major capsid protein, MCP). Moreover, ORF008L-based DNA vaccinated fish showed significant protection at 4 and 8 weeks post vaccination (wpv) than non-vaccinated fish after infected with RBIV (6...
January 8, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323192/baseline-il-2-and-the-aih-score-can-predict-the-response-to-standard-therapy-in-paediatric-autoimmune-hepatitis
#9
Jana Diestelhorst, Norman Junge, Danny Jonigk, Jerome Schlue, Christine S Falk, Michael P Manns, Ulrich Baumann, Elmar Jaeckel, Richard Taubert
Although autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) can be treated with corticosteroid-based first-line therapy, incomplete remission is associated with progressive liver fibrosis. So far accepted predictors of the subsequent treatment response of AIH patients are lacking. Therefore, we analysed baseline parameters, including iron homeostasis and cytokine levels, in 60 children with paediatric AIH (pAIH). In contrast to adults, elevated serum markers indicating iron overload were not commonly found in children. Therefore, ferritin was not predictive of the treatment response in pAIH...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317732/the-regulation-of-seventeen-inflammatory-mediators-are-associated-with-patient-outcomes-in-severe-fever-with-thrombocytopenia-syndrome
#10
Li-Fen Hu, Ting Wu, Bo Wang, Yuan-Yuan Wei, Qin-Xiang Kong, Ying Ye, Hua-Fa Yin, Jia-Bin Li
Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) as an emerging infection disease results in high morbidity and mortality in China. In this study, the circulating levels of 36 inflammatory mediators in 33 SFTS patients on days 3-7, 8-12 and 13-20 post-illness were measured by a multiplex Luminex® system dynamically. Among the patients, 15 severe patients recovered, 11 severe patients died within three weeks. We found IL-1RA, IL-6, IL-15, IL-10, TNF-α, IFN-γ, G-CSF, eotaxin, IL-8, IP-10, MCP-1, MIP-1α, MIP-1β and fractalkine were significantly upregulated in SFTS patients...
January 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316343/circulating-monocyte-chemoattractant-protein-1-mcp-1-is-associated-with-cachexia-in-treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-pancreatic-cancer-patients
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Erin E Talbert, Heather L Lewis, Matthew R Farren, Mitchell L Ramsey, Jeffery M Chakedis, Priyani Rajasekera, Ericka Haverick, Angela Sarna, Mark Bloomston, Timothy M Pawlik, Teresa A Zimmers, Gregory B Lesinski, Phil A Hart, Mary E Dillhoff, Carl R Schmidt, Denis C Guttridge
BACKGROUND: Cancer-associated wasting, termed cancer cachexia, has a profound effect on the morbidity and mortality of cancer patients but remains difficult to recognize and diagnose. While increases in circulating levels of a number of inflammatory cytokines have been associated with cancer cachexia, these associations were generally made in patients with advanced disease and thus may be associated with disease progression rather than directly with the cachexia syndrome. Thus, we sought to assess potential biomarkers of cancer-induced cachexia in patients with earlier stages of disease...
January 7, 2018: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314858/panitumumab-modified-with-metal-chelating-polymers-mcp-complexed-to-111in-and-177lu-an-egfr-targeted-theranostic-for-pancreatic-cancer
#12
Sadaf Aghevlian, Yijie Lu, Mitchell A Winnik, David W Hedley, Raymond M Reilly
A metal-chelating polymer (MCP) with a polyglutamide (PGlu) backbone presenting on average 13 DOTA (tetraazacyclododecane-1,4,7,10-tetraacetic acid) chelators for complexing 111In or 177Lu and 10 polyethylene glycol (PEG) chains to minimize liver and spleen uptake was conjugated to anti-epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) monoclonal antibody (mAb), panitumumab. Since panitumumab-MCP may be dual-labeled with 111In and 177Lu for SPECT, or radioimmunotherapy (RIT) exploiting the Auger electrons or β-particle emissions, respectively, we propose that panitumumab-MCP could be a useful theranostic agent EGFR-positive PnCa...
January 9, 2018: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314490/a-mixture-of-lactobacillus-species-isolated-from-traditional-fermented-foods-promote-recovery-from-antibiotic-induced-intestinal-disruption-in-mice
#13
Ying Shi, Xi Zhao, Zhao Jianxin, Zhang Hao, Qixiao Zhai, Arjan Narbad, Wei Chen
AIMS: This study evaluated the antibiotic-induced changes in microbial ecology, intestinal dysbiosis and low-grade inflammation; and the combined effect of four different Lactobacillus species on recovery of microbiota composition and improvement of gut barrier function in mice. METHODS AND RESULTS: Administration of the antibiotic ampicillin for 2 weeks decreased microbial community diversity, induced caecum tumefaction and increased gut permeability in mice. Application of a probiotic cocktail of four Lactobacillus species (JUP-Y4) modulated the microbiota community structure and promoted the abundance of potentially beneficial bacteria such as Akkermansia...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312554/aging-increases-the-expression-of-lung-cincs-and-mcp-1-in-senile-patients-with-pneumonia
#14
Wei Li, Cheng Ding, Shaojun Yin
Objective: To explore the relationship between aging and the expression of monocyte chemoattractant protein (MCP) and cytokine-induced neutrophil chemoattractant (CINCs) in patients with pneumonia. Results: Bacteria counts in senile group were significantly higher than non-senile group, and while white blood cell and neutrophil counts in senile group were observably lower than non-senile group. The concentration of MCP-1 was significantly higher in senile group compared with the non-senile group, and the expression of CINC-1 and CINC-2α was also higher in senile group...
December 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304171/mcp-1-kc-like-and-il-8-as-critical-mediators-of-pathogenesis-caused-by-babesia-canis
#15
Asier Galán, Iva Mayer, Renata Barić Rafaj, Krešo Bendelja, Velimir Sušić, José Joaquín Cerón, Vladimir Mrljak
Canine babesiosis caused by the intraerythrocytic protozoan parasite Babesia canis is a tick-borne disease characterized by a host response that involves both cellular and humoral immunity. This study focuses on the secretion of cytokines Granulocyte-Macrophage Colony-Stimulating Factor (GM-CSF), Keratinocyte Chemotactic-like (KC-like), Interleukins (IL)-2, IL-7, IL-8, IL-10, IL-15, IL-18 and Monocyte Chemotactic Protein-1 (MCP-1) in babesiosis caused by Babesia canis upon treatment with Imizol®. We assessed time dependent changes in cytokine levels and tested whether these changes correlate with pathogenesis of the disease...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302619/protein-mimetic-and-anticancer-properties-of-monocyte-targeting-peptide-amphiphile-micelles
#16
Christopher Poon, Sampreeti Chowdhuri, Cheng-Hsiang Kuo, Yun Fang, Francis J Alenghat, Danielle Hyatt, Kian Kani, Mitchell E Gross, Eun Ji Chung
Monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) stimulates the migration of monocytes to inflammatory sites, leading to the progression of many diseases. Recently, we described a monocyte-targeting peptide amphiphile micelle (MCP-1 PAM) incorporated with the chemokine receptor CCR2 binding motif of MCP-1, which has a high affinity for monocytes in atherosclerotic plaques. We further report here the biomimetic components of MCP-1 PAMs and the influence of the nanoparticle upon binding to monocytes. We report that MCP-1 PAMs have enhanced secondary structure compared to the MCP-1 peptide...
December 11, 2017: ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301500/using-resistin-glucose-age-and-bmi-to-predict-the-presence-of-breast-cancer
#17
Miguel Patrício, José Pereira, Joana Crisóstomo, Paulo Matafome, Manuel Gomes, Raquel Seiça, Francisco Caramelo
BACKGROUND: The goal of this exploratory study was to develop and assess a prediction model which can potentially be used as a biomarker of breast cancer, based on anthropometric data and parameters which can be gathered in routine blood analysis. METHODS: For each of the 166 participants several clinical features were observed or measured, including age, BMI, Glucose, Insulin, HOMA, Leptin, Adiponectin, Resistin and MCP-1. Machine learning algorithms (logistic regression, random forests, support vector machines) were implemented taking in as predictors different numbers of variables...
January 4, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300729/novel-magnetic-multicore-nanoparticles-designed-for-mpi-and-other-biomedical-applications-from-synthesis-to-first-in-vivo-studies
#18
Harald Kratz, Matthias Taupitz, Angela Ariza de Schellenberger, Olaf Kosch, Dietmar Eberbeck, Susanne Wagner, Lutz Trahms, Bernd Hamm, Jörg Schnorr
Synthesis of novel magnetic multicore particles (MCP) in the nano range, involves alkaline precipitation of iron(II) chloride in the presence of atmospheric oxygen. This step yields green rust, which is oxidized to obtain magnetic nanoparticles, which probably consist of a magnetite/maghemite mixed-phase. Final growth and annealing at 90°C in the presence of a large excess of carboxymethyl dextran gives MCP very promising magnetic properties for magnetic particle imaging (MPI), an emerging medical imaging modality, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295851/proteomic-profiling-for-cardiovascular-biomarker-discovery-in-orthostatic-hypotension
#19
Madeleine Johansson, Fabrizio Ricci, Nay Aung, Richard Sutton, Olle Melander, Artur Fedorowski
Orthostatic hypotension (OH) has been linked with higher incidence of cardiovascular disease, but little is known about the mechanisms behind this association. We aimed to identify cardiovascular disease biomarkers associated with OH through a proteomic profiling approach. Seven hundred seventy-eight patients with unexplained syncope or orthostatic intolerance underwent head-up tilt test and supine blood samples. Of these, 220 met diagnostic criteria of OH, and 179 demonstrated normal hemodynamic response during head-up tilt test...
January 2, 2018: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291228/characterization-of-a-virulent-ranavirus-isolated-from-marine-ornamental-fish-in-india
#20
P Sivasankar, K Riji John, M Rosalind George, P Mageshkumar, M Mohamed Manzoor, M J Prince Jeyaseelan
A viral agent implicated in the mortality of marine ornamental "Similar Damselfish" (Pomacentrus similis Allen, 1991) was isolated and characterized. The virus grew well in marine and freshwater fish cell lines from seabass and snakehead. The virus was sensitive to chloroform, acidic pH (3.0) and heat treatment at 56 °C. Biochemical characterisation indicated that the virus had double stranded DNA genome. Transmission electron microscopic analysis of ultrathin sections of infected cell pellets showed iridovirus-like icosahedral virus particles of 120-130 nm...
December 2017: Virusdisease
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