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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634010/lamp-1-chimeric-dna-vaccines-enhance-the-antibody-response-in-japanese-flounder-paralichthys-olivaceus
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Iang Rondón-Barragán, Reiko Nozaki, Ikuo Hirono, Hidehiro Kondo
DNA vaccination is one method to protect farmed fish from viral and bacterial diseases. Chimeric antigens encoded by DNA vaccines have been shown to increase the resistance to viral diseases. Here, we sequenced the gene encoding lysosome-associated membrane protein-1 from Japanese flounder, Paralichthys olivaceus, (JfLAMP-1) and assessed its use in a chimeric DNA vaccine fused with the major capsule protein (MCP) from red seabream iridovirus (RSIV). JfLAMP-1 cDNA has a length of 1248 bp encoding 415 aa, which contains transmembrane and cytoplasmic domains...
June 17, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632169/the-novel-mechanisms-concerning-the-inhibitions-of-palmitate-induced-proinflammatory-factor-releases-and-endogenous-cellular-stress-with-astaxanthin-on-min6-%C3%AE-cells
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Atsuko Kitahara, Kazuto Takahashi, Naru Morita, Toshitaka Murashima, Hirohisa Onuma, Yoshikazu Sumitani, Toshiaki Tanaka, Takuma Kondo, Toshio Hosaka, Hitoshi Ishida
Astaxanthin, an antioxidant agent, can protect pancreatic β-cells of db/db mice from glucotoxicity and resolve chronic inflammation in adipose tissue. Nonetheless, the effects of astaxanthin on free-fatty-acid-induced inflammation and cellular stress in β-cells remain to be demonstrated. Meanwhile, palmitate enhances the secretion of pro-inflammatory adipokines monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) and VEGF120 (vascular endothelial growth factor). We therefore investigated the influence of astaxanthin on palmitate-stimulated MCP-1 and VEGF120 secretion in mouse insulinoma (MIN6) pancreatic β-cells...
June 20, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631937/the-effect-of-the-sagittal-ridge-angle-on-cartilage-stress-in-the-equine-metacarpo-phalangeal-fetlock-joint
#3
Helen Liley, Helen Davies, Elwyn Firth, Thor Besier, Justin Fernandez
Fatigue failure of bones of the metacarpo-phalangeal (fetlock, MCP) joint is common in thoroughbred racehorses. Stresses within the fetlock joint cartilages are affected by the morphology of the third metacarpal bone (MC3) and proximal phalangeal bone, and the steepness of the median sagittal ridge of MC3 is believed to be associated with fracture. This study investigated the influence of the steepness of the sagittal ridge on cartilage stress distribution using a finite element model of the joint. Changes to the steepness of the sagittal ridge were made by applying a parabolic function to the mesh, creating four different models with sagittal ridge angles ranging from 95° to 105°...
June 15, 2017: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631923/influence-of-ingesting-a-flavonoid-rich-supplement-on-the-metabolome-and-concentration-of-urine-phenolics-in-overweight-obese-women
#4
David C Nieman, Sivapriya Ramamoorthy, Colin D Kay, Courtney L Goodman, Christopher R Capps, Zach L Shue, Nicole Heyl, Mary H Grace
This study evaluated the effect of ingesting a flavonoid-rich supplement (329 mg/d) on total urine phenolics and shifts in plasma metabolites in overweight/obese female adults using untargeted metabolomics procedures. Participants (N=103, 18-65 y, BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2) were randomized to flavonoid (F) or placebo (P) groups for 12 weeks, with blood and 24-h urine samples collected pre-study, 4- and 12-weeks in a parallel design. Supplements were prepared as chewable tablets, and included vitamin C, wild bilberry fruit extract, green tea leaf extract, quercetin, caffeine, and omega 3 fatty acids...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630633/djc-suppresses-advanced-glycation-end-products-induced-jak-stat-signaling-and-ros-in-mesangial-cells
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Min Sun, Yan Li, Wenjie Bu, Jindong Zhao, Jianliang Zhu, Lingling Gu, Pingping Zhang, Zhaohui Fang
The antidiabetic properties and anti-inflammatory effects of Danzhi Jiangtang Capsules (DJC) have been demonstrated in clinical and laboratory experiments. In this study, we explored whether DJC can ameliorate advanced glycation end products- (AGEs-) mediated cell injury and the precise mechanisms of DJC in treating diabetic nephropathy (DN). Western blot analysis was employed to assess the expressions of iNOS, COX2, and SOCS and the phosphorylation of JAK2, STAT1, and STAT3 in glomerular mesangial cells (GMCs) after treatment with DJC...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630498/minimal-control-power-of-controlled-dense-coding-and-genuine-tripartite-entanglement
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Changhun Oh, Hoyong Kim, Kabgyun Jeong, Hyunseok Jeong
We investigate minimal control power (MCP) for controlled dense coding defined by the channel capacity. We obtain MCPs for extended three-qubit Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger (GHZ) states and generalized three-qubit W states. Among those GHZ states, the standard GHZ state is found to maximize the MCP and so does the standard W state among the W-type states. We find the lower and upper bounds of the MCP and show for pure states that the lower bound, zero, is achieved if and only if the three-qubit state is biseparable or fully separable...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630262/dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-inhibitor-anagliptin-prevents-intracranial-aneurysm-growth-by-suppressing-macrophage-infiltration-and-activation
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Taichi Ikedo, Manabu Minami, Hiroharu Kataoka, Kosuke Hayashi, Manabu Nagata, Risako Fujikawa, Sei Higuchi, Mika Yasui, Tomohiro Aoki, Miyuki Fukuda, Masayuki Yokode, Susumu Miyamoto
BACKGROUND: Chronic inflammation plays a key role in the pathogenesis of intracranial aneurysms (IAs). DPP-4 (dipeptidyl peptidase-4) inhibitors have anti-inflammatory effects, including suppressing macrophage infiltration, in various inflammatory models. We examined whether a DPP-4 inhibitor, anagliptin, could suppress the growth of IAs in a rodent aneurysm model. METHODS AND RESULTS: IAs were surgically induced in 7-week-old male Sprague Dawley rats, followed by oral administration of 300 mg/kg anagliptin...
June 19, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630066/porphyromonas-gulae-activates-unprimed-and-ifn%C3%AE-primed-macrophages-via-the-pattern-recognition-receptors-tlr-2-tlr-4-and-nod2
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James A Holden, Neil M O'Brien-Simpson, Jason C Lenzo, Rebecca K H Orth, Ashley Mansell, Eric C Reynolds
Porphyromonas gulae is an anaerobic, Gram-negative coccobacillus that has been associated with periodontal disease in companion animals. The aims of this study were to analyse the ligation of pattern recognition receptors by P. gulae and the subsequent activation of macrophages. Exposure of HEK cells transfected with Toll-like receptors or NOD-like receptors to P. gulae resulted in the ligation of TLR2, TLR4 and NOD2. The effect of this engagement of receptors was investigated by measuring the synthesis of nitric oxide, CD86 expression and inflammatory cytokine production using wild type, TLR2-/- and TLR4-/- macrophages...
June 19, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630003/effects-of-mild-calorie-restriction-on-lipid-metabolism-and-inflammation-in-liver-and-adipose-tissue
#9
Chan Yoon Park, Soyoung Park, Min Soo Kim, Hye-Kyeong Kim, Sung Nim Han
Calorie restriction (CR) has been reported to improve lipid metabolism and to decrease inflammatory diseases. However, most existing CR models use 30-50% calorie reduction, which is hard to achieve in humans. We investigated the effects of mild CR on lipid metabolism and inflammatory responses. Male C57BL/6 mice were fed control diet (10% kcal fat, Control) or high fat diet (60% kcal fat, HFD) ad libitum or reduced amount of control diet to achieve 15% CR for 16 wks. Body weights, white adipose tissue weights, liver triacylglycerol levels, and serum fetuin-A levels were lower in CR than in the Control...
June 16, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629534/heparin-derived-oligosaccharide-inhibits-vascular-intimal-hyperplasia-in-balloon-injured-carotid-artery
#10
Jie-Ru Liu, Jie Wu, Xin-Chao Yu, Xuan Qian, Rui Xiong, Hui-Fang Wang, Dan-Feng Yu, Fei-Fei Liu, Shu-Ying He
The aims of the present study were to determine the effects of heparin-derived oligosaccharides (HDOs) on vascular intimal hyperplasia (IH) in balloon-injured carotid artery and to elucidate the underlying mechanisms of action. An animal model was established by rubbing the endothelia within the common carotid artery (CCA) in male rabbits. The rabbits were fed a high-cholesterol diet. Arterial IH was determined by histopathological changes to the CCA. Serum lipids were detected using an automated biochemical analysis...
June 2017: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628469/six-joint-ultrasound-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-feasible-approach-for-implementing-ultrasound-in-remission
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Sibel Zehra Aydin, Esen Kasapoglu Gunal, Merve Ozata, Havva Keskin, Ayse Bilge Ozturk, Paul Emery, Maria Antonietta D'Agostino
OBJECTIVES: Subclinical disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) detected by imaging methods is predictive for flares and damage. Lack of time is the major limitation for not screening for subclinical disease in routine practice. We aimed to determine the most feasible protocol to screen patients with no clinical disease activity by ultrasound (US). METHODS: A hundred consecutive RA patients with no clinical activity according to the physician had an US scan for 38 joints...
June 16, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627972/immunomodulatory-effects-of-cigarette-smoke-condensate-in-mouse-macrophage-cell-line
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Junwei Zhao, Xiang Li, Fuwei Xie, Zhihua Yang, Xiujie Pan, Maoxiang Zhu, Pingping Shang, Cong Nie, Huimin Liu, Jianping Xie
Increasing evidence has demonstrated that the secretion of cytokines may be associated with cigarette smoke-induced immunomodulatory effects, but a comprehensive analysis of the cytokine profile for cigarette smoke condensate (CSC) exposure is lacking. The aims of this study were to (1) examine the release of 20 cytokines induced by CSC from 12 brands of cigarettes in macrophages cells (Ana-1) and (2) to investigate the general characteristics of the immunomodulatory effects of CSC. Luminex technology was used to simultaneously determine the levels of 20 cytokines (interleukin (IL)-1α, IL-1β, IL-2, IL-4, IL-5, IL-6, IL-10, IL-12, IL-13, IL-17, granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF), interferon-γ (IFN-γ), keratinocyte-derived Chemokine (KC), monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (MCP-1), macrophage inflammatory protein 1α (MIP-1α), induced protein 10 (IP-10), tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), monkine inducible by γ interferon (MIG), and fibroblast growth factor (FGF)-basic) in the supernatants from Ana-1 cells treated with the CSC...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626343/anti-osm-antibody-inhibits-tubulointerstitial-lesion-in-a-murine-model-of-lupus-nephritis
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Qingjuan Liu, Yunxia Du, Kejun Li, Wei Zhang, Xiaojuan Feng, Jun Hao, Hongbo Li, Shuxia Liu
The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of oncostatin M (OSM) in tubulointerstitial lesion (TIL) in lupus nephritis (LN). We found that OSM was highly expressed in the renal tissue of LN mice. OSM is one of the interleukin-6 cytokine family members. In order to clarify the role and mechanism of OSM in LN, mice with LN were treated with anti-OSM antibody or isotype antibody. We evaluated the tubular epithelial-mesenchymal transdifferentiation (EMT) by detecting the E-cadherin, α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA), and fibronectin (FN) expression...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625358/disruption-of-xanthine-oxidoreductase-gene-attenuates-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-mice
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Yoshie Haga, Toshio Ohtsubo, Noboru Murakami, Hideko Noguchi, Yasuo Kansui, Kenichi Goto, Kiyoshi Matsumura, Takanari Kitazono
AIMS: We examined the roles of xanthine oxidoreductase (XOR) in renal ischemia reperfusion (IR) injury. MAIN METHODS: XOR+/+ and XOR+/- mice were subjected to 24-h reperfusion after a 45-min bilateral renal artery occlusion or sham operation. We evaluated the renal damage based on the concentrations of blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and serum creatinine (Cr), and histological changes were detected by PAS staining. Xanthine dehydrogenase, oxidase (XO) and XOR activities, amounts of blood and urine 8-OHdG, and expressions of TNF-α and MCP-1 mRNA were examined...
June 15, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624598/inhibition-of-lps-induced-pro-inflammatory-responses-in-raw-264-7-macrophage-cells-by-pvp-coated-naringenin-nanoparticle-via-down-regulation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-p38mapk-mediated-stress-signaling
#15
Pradeep Kumar R, Annie Abraham
BACKGROUND: Naringenin (NAR) was found to display strong pharmacological properties. Since the clinical relevance of NAR is limited by its low bioavailability, we effectively synthesized and characterized a novel PVP-coated NAR nanoparticle (NAR NP) to enhance the therapeutic efficacy of NAR. The present study was designed to investigate the effects of NAR NP on lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induced inflammatory response in RAW 264.7 macrophage cells. METHODS: In vitro cell culture studies of LPS stimulated RAW 264...
April 6, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623996/functional-polymorphism-rs1024611-in-the-mcp1-gene-is-associated-with-the-risk-of-varicose-veins-of-lower-extremities
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Alexandra S Shadrina, Mariya A Smetanina, Kseniya S Sevost'ianova, Evgenii I Seliverstov, Evgeny A Ilyukhin, Elena N Voronina, Igor A Zolotukhin, Maxim L Filipenko
OBJECTIVE: Monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (MCP-1) is a chemokine responsible for monocyte, basophil, and T-lymphocyte attraction. Polymorphism rs1024611 located in the regulatory region of the MCP1 gene has previously been shown to be associated with increased MCP-1 production. In our study, we aimed to examine the association of rs1024611 with the risk of primary varicose veins (PVVs) of lower extremities. METHODS: The case group comprised 470 patients with PVVs, and the control group included 269 individuals without a history of chronic venous disease...
July 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623721/macrophage-phenotypic-mechanomodulation-of-enhancing-bone-regeneration-by-superparamagnetic-scaffold-upon-magnetization
#17
Suisui Hao, Jie Meng, Yu Zhang, Jian Liu, Xin Nie, Fengxin Wu, Yanlian Yang, Chen Wang, Ning Gu, Haiyan Xu
Macrophages are involved in all phases of scaffold induced tissue regeneration, orchestrating the transition from an inflammatory to regenerative phenotype to guide all other cell types to complete the wound healing process when a tissue defect advances beyond the critical size. Therefore, harnessing macrophages by scaffolds is important for facilitating tissue regeneration in situ. In this work we utilized the superparamagnetic scaffold upon magnetization as a mechanostimulation platform to apply forces directly to macrophages grown in the scaffold, aiming to figure out whether the functions of macrophages related to bone tissue regeneration can be mechanomodulated and to elucidate the underlying mechanisms...
June 9, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622063/characteristic-profiles-of-inflammatory-cytokines-in-the-aqueous-humor-of-glaucomatous-eyes
#18
Taiki Kokubun, Satoru Tsuda, Hiroshi Kunikata, Masayuki Yasuda, Noriko Himori, Shiho Kunimatsu-Sanuki, Kazuichi Maruyama, Toru Nakazawa
PURPOSE: To analyze cytokine profiles of the aqueous humor of eyes with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), neovascular glaucoma (NVG), and cataract (as controls). METHODS: A multiplex bead assay was used to measure concentrations of 27 cytokines in aqueous humor samples from 54 eyes. RESULTS: Detection rates were as follows: IL-7: NVG higher than POAG; IL-10: POAG lower than cataract or NVG; and GM-CSF: cataract higher than POAG or NVG. Concentrations were as follows: IL-8, IP-10, MCP-1, and MIP-1β: POAG and NVG higher than cataract; IL-9: POAG lower than NVG; IL-12: POAG lower than cataract or NVG; and VEGF: NVG higher than cataract or POAG and POAG lower than cataract...
June 16, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621671/association-study-of-inflammatory-cytokine-and-chemokine-expression-in-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease
#19
Wenzhong Shang, Suying Qian, Lijuan Fang, Yong Han, Cuiping Zheng
OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship of cytokine/chemokine expression with the clinical presentation of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD). RESULTS: All cytokine/chemokine levels were higher in severe HFMD patients than in mild HFMD patients or controls (P < 0.01). RANTES, MCP-1, IL-4, IL-12 and IL-18 levels were higher in mild HFMD patients than in the controls (P < 0.05). In severe HFMD, all levels (except IL-8 and IL-4) were higher in patients with encephalitis plus pulmonary edema than in those with encephalitis alone (P < 0...
June 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620678/effect-of-lifestyle-improvement-program-on-the-biomarkers-of-adiposity-inflammation-and-gut-hormones-in-overweight-obese-asian-indians-with-prediabetes
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Kuppan Gokulakrishnan, Harish Ranjani, Mary Beth Weber, Gautam Kumar Pandey, Ranjit Mohan Anjana, Muthuswamy Balasubramanyam, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Nikhil Tandon, K M Venkat Narayan, Viswanathan Mohan
AIMS: While lifestyle modification is known to offer several metabolic benefits, there is paucity of comprehensive data on changes in biomarkers of adiposity, inflammation as well as gut hormones. We investigated these biomarkers in overweight/obese individuals with prediabetes randomized to either 4 months of a lifestyle improvement program or standard care and followed them up for a year. METHODS: Participants [standard care and intervention arm (n = 75 each)] were randomly selected from the Diabetes Community Lifestyle Improvement Program trial...
June 15, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
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