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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441858/-development-of-an-eosinophilic-bronchitis-mouse-model-and-the-effects-of-eosinophil-activation-on-airway-hyperresponsiveness-in-eosinophilic-bronchitis-mice
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L Li, J T Lin
Objective: To develop a mouse model of eosinophilic bronchitis, and explore the effects of eosinophil activation on airway hyperresponsiveness. Methods: A total of 60 female specific pathogen free BALB/c female mice were divided randomly into four groups: polymyxin B group, normal saline group, polymyxin B+ N-methionine leucine phenylalanine (fMLP) group, normal saline+ fMLP group. All the groups were given corresponding nasal drops for 21 days. The former two groups were given 12 μl 0.5% polymyxin B or normal saline once a day by transnasal administration respectively...
April 25, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441851/-quantities-and-function-of-nk-cells-in-patients-with-immune-thrombocytopenia
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Y J Zhang, W Qu, H Liu, Y H Wang, C Y Liu, L J Li, H Q Wang, R Fu, L M Xing, Z H Shao
Objective: To investigate natural killer (NK) cell quantities and function in patients with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) . Methods: A total of 66 ITP patients (34 newly diagnosed and 32 in complete remission) were collected from September 2015 to May 2016 in Tianjin Medical University General Hospital, and 30 healthy volunteers were recruited as controls. The percentages of NK cells and their subsets in peripheral blood, the expression of activating receptor (NKp44), inhibitory receptor (NKG2A) and CD16, perforin and granzyme β were detected by flow cytometry...
April 25, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441357/investigation-of-the-anti-leishmania-leishmania-infantum-activity-of-some-natural-sesquiterpene-lactones
#3
Imke F Wulsten, Thais A Costa-Silva, Juliana T Mesquita, Marta L Lima, Mariana K Galuppo, Noemi N Taniwaki, Samanta E T Borborema, Fernando B Da Costa, Thomas J Schmidt, Andre G Tempone
Leishmaniases are neglected infectious diseases caused by parasites of the 'protozoan' genus Leishmania. Depending on the parasite species, different clinical forms are known as cutaneous, muco-cutaneous, and the visceral leishmaniasis (VL). VL is particularly fatal and the therapy presents limitations. In the search for new anti-leishmanial hit compounds, seven natural sesquiterpene lactones were evaluated against promastigotes and intracellular amastigotes of Leishmania (Leishmania) infantum, a pathogen causing VL...
April 25, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440484/expression-of-programmed-cell-death1-in-t-follicular-helper-cells-is-regulated-by-prostaglandin-e2-secreted-by-hbv-infected-hepg2-2-1-5-cells
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Zhefeng Sui, Ying Shi, Zhiling Gao, Deguang Yang, Zhihao Wang
The present study aimed to investigate the distribution of T follicular helper (Tfh)-cell subsets in patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV) and determine the underlying mechanism of HBV regulation of Tfh cells. The frequency of peripheral blood Tfh subsets was analyzed using flow cytometry. The expression level of programmed cell death‑1 (PD‑1) and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) was quantified using reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction and western blotting. The PGE2 level in culture supernatant was detected using enzyme‑linked immunosorbent assay...
April 24, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439882/prevalence-and-clinical-relevance-of-tsh-receptor-blocking-antibodies-in-autoimmune-thyroid-disease
#5
T Diana, J Krause, P D Olivo, J König, M Kanitz, B Decallonne, G J Kahaly
OBJECTIVE: The prevalence and clinical relevance of TSH-receptor (TSHR) blocking antibodies (TBAb) in patients with autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD) was investigated. METHODS: Serum TBAb were measured with a reporter gene bioassay using chinese hamster ovary cells. Blocking activity was defined as percentage inhibition of luciferase expression relative to induction with bovine TSH alone (cut-off 40% inhibition). All samples were measured for TSHR stimulatory Ab (TSAb) and TSHR binding inhibiting immunoglobulins (TBII)...
April 25, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439064/immunotherapy-of-dual-function-vector-with-both-immunostimulatory-and-b-cell-lymphoma-2-bcl-2-silencing-effects-on-gastric-carcinoma
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Lanying Ma, Mei Han, Zumureti Keyoumu, Hua Wang, Saifuding Keyoumu
BACKGROUND Tumorigenesis is a kind of pathology marked by infinite proliferation and restrained apoptosis compared with normal cells. The abnormal expression of some proto-oncogenes and apoptosis inhibition are essential for tumor growth, which has been confirmed by molecular biologic and immunologic studies. The hypofunction of the host immune system also drives the development and metastasis of malignant tumors. Bcl-2, which has a critical role in regulating apoptosis, is overexpressed in several cancers...
April 25, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438994/latently-and-uninfected-healthcare-workers-exposed-to-tb-make-protective-antibodies-against-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#7
Hao Li, Xing-Xing Wang, Bin Wang, Lei Fu, Guan Liu, Yu Lu, Min Cao, Hairong Huang, Babak Javid
The role of Igs in natural protection against infection by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), the causative agent of TB, is controversial. Although passive immunization with mAbs generated against mycobacterial antigens has shown protective efficacy in murine models of infection, studies in B cell-depleted animals only showed modest phenotypes. We do not know if humans make protective antibody responses. Here, we investigated whether healthcare workers in a Beijing TB hospital-who, although exposed to suprainfectious doses of pathogenic Mtb, remain healthy-make antibody responses that are effective in protecting against infection by Mtb...
April 24, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438900/definition-of-the-nature-and-hapten-threshold-of-the-%C3%AE-lactam-antigen-required-for-t-cell-activation-in-vitro-and-in-patients
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Xiaoli Meng, Zaid Al-Attar, Fiazia S Yaseen, Rosalind Jenkins, Caroline Earnshaw, Paul Whitaker, Daniel Peckham, Neil S French, Dean J Naisbitt, B Kevin Park
Covalent modification of protein by drugs may disrupt self-tolerance, leading to lymphocyte activation. Until now, determination of the threshold required for this process has not been possible. Therefore, we performed quantitative mass spectrometric analyses to define the epitopes formed in tolerant and hypersensitive patients taking the β-lactam antibiotic piperacillin and the threshold required for T cell activation. A hydrolyzed piperacillin hapten was detected on four lysine residues of human serum albumin (HSA) isolated from tolerant patients...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438736/altered-microrna-expression-is-responsible-for-the-pro-osteogenic-phenotype-of-interstitial-cells-in-calcified-human-aortic-valves
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Rui Song, David A Fullerton, Lihua Ao, Ke-Seng Zhao, T Brett Reece, Joseph C Cleveland, Xianzhong Meng
BACKGROUND: The transition of aortic valve interstitial cells (AVICs) to myofibroblastic and osteoblast-like phenotypes plays a critical role in calcific aortic valve disease progression. Several microRNAs (miRs) are implicated in stem cell differentiation into osteoblast. We hypothesized that an epigenetic mechanism regulates valvular pro-osteogenic activity. This study examined miR profile in AVICs of calcified valves and identified miRs responsible for AVIC phenotypic transition. METHODS AND RESULTS: AVICs were isolated from normal and diseased valves...
April 24, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438610/hyperglycemia-increases-interstitial-cells-of-cajal-via-mapk1-and-mapk3-signaling-to-etv1-and-kit-leading-to-rapid-gastric-emptying
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Yujiro Hayashi, Yoshitaka Toyomasu, Siva Arumugam Saravanaperumal, Michael R Bardsley, John A Smestad, Andrea Lorincz, Seth T Eisenman, Gianluca Cipriani, Molly H Nelson Holte, Fatimah J Al Khazal, Sabriya A Syed, Gabriella B Gajdos, Kyoung Moo Choi, Gary J Stoltz, Katie E Miller, Michael L Kendrick, Brian P Rubin, Simon J Gibbons, Adil E Bharucha, David R Linden, Louis James Maher, Gianrico Farrugia, Tamas Ordog
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Depletion of interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs) is common in diabetic gastroparesis. However, in approximately 20% of patients with diabetes, gastric emptying (GE) is accelerated. GE is also faster in obese individuals, and is associated with increased blood levels of glucose in patients with type 2 diabetes. To understand the fate of ICCs in hyperinsulinemic, hyperglycemic states characterized by rapid GE, we studied mice with mutation of the leptin receptor (Lepr(db/db)), which in our colony had accelerated GE...
April 21, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438200/a-novel-strategy-to-improve-protein-secretion-via-overexpression-of-the-sppa-signal-peptide-peptidase-in-bacillus-licheniformis
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Dongbo Cai, Hao Wang, Penghui He, Chengjun Zhu, Qin Wang, Xuetuan Wei, Christopher T Nomura, Shouwen Chen
BACKGROUND: Signal peptide peptidases play an important role in the removal of remnant signal peptides in the cell membrane, a critical step for extracellular protein production. Although these proteins are likely a central component for extracellular protein production, there has been a lack of research on whether protein secretion could be enhanced via overexpression of signal peptide peptidases. RESULTS: In this study, both nattokinase and α-amylase were employed as prototypical secreted target proteins to evaluate the function of putative signal peptide peptidases (SppA and TepA) in Bacillus licheniformis...
April 24, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436973/a-review-of-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-in-china-data-and-trends-during-2008-2016
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L-P Xu, D-P Wu, M-Z Han, H Huang, Q-F Liu, D-H Liu, Z-M Sun, L-H Xia, J Chen, H-X Wang, C Wang, C-F Li, Y-R Lai, J-M Wang, D-B Zhou, H Chen, Y-P Song, T Liu, K-Y Liu, X-J Huang
Hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) activity in China was surveyed to assess its current status. A record number of HCTs (21 884: 16 631 allogeneic (76%) and 5253 autologous (24%)) were reported by 76 centers in China between 1 January 2008 and 30 June 2016. HCT trends included continued growth in transplant activity, a continued rapid increase in haploidentical donors (HID), and slower growth for unrelated donors, matched-related donors (MRD) and cord blood transplantation (CBT). The proportion of HID HCT among allogeneic HCTs increased from 29...
April 24, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436295/treatment-response-to-dimethyl-fumarate-is-characterized-by-disproportionate-cd8-t-cell-reduction-in-ms
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Vinzenz Fleischer, Michaela Friedrich, Ayman Rezk, Ulrike Bühler, Esther Witsch, Timo Uphaus, Stefan Bittner, Sergiu Groppa, Björn Tackenberg, Amit Bar-Or, Frauke Zipp, Felix Luessi
BACKGROUND: The effect of dimethyl fumarate (DMF) on circulating lymphocyte subsets and their contribution as predictors of clinical efficacy have not yet been investigated in multiple sclerosis (MS). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate lymphocytes and lymphocyte subsets (analyzed 6 months after DMF start) in MS patients with and without disease activity after 1 year of treatment in a retrospective study. METHODS: Peripheral blood lymphocyte subsets were analyzed by flow cytometry...
April 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435429/antibacterial-and-cytotoxic-activities-of-naphthoquinone-pigments-from-onosma-visianii-clem
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Milena D Vukic, Nenad L Vukovic, Gorica T Djelic, Suzana Lj Popovic, Milan M Zaric, Dejan D Baskic, Gordana B Krstic, Vele V Tesevic, Miroslava M Kacaniova
In this study, the antibacterial and cytotoxic activities of isolated compounds from the roots of Onosma visianii were investigated. By using different chromatographic techniques and appropriate spectroscopic methods, the seven naphthoquinones were described: deoxyshikonin ( 1 ), isobutyrylshikonin ( 2 ), α-methylbutyrylshikonin ( 3 ), acetylshikonin ( 4 ), β-hydroxyisovalerylshikonin ( 5 ), 5,8-O-dimethyl isobutyrylshikonin ( 6 ) and 5,8-O-dimethyl deoxyshikonin ( 7 ). Among the tested compounds, 3 and 4 exhibited the highest antibacterial activities toward all tested bacterial species (MIC50 and MIC90 for gram positive bacteria: 6...
2017: EXCLI journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435024/lkb1-deletion-in-murine-b-lymphocytes-promotes-cell-death-and-cancer
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George P Souroullas, Yuri Fedoriw, Louis M Staudt, Norman E Sharpless
LKB1 (aka STK11) is a potent tumor suppressor in solid tumors such as melanoma and lung adenocarcinoma, but inactivation in hematopoietic cells causes cell death, without signs of tumorigenesis. We noted somatic LKB1 deletion or mutation at low frequency in human B cell lymphoma. In order to determine if LKB1 inactivation is a passenger or driver event in lymphoid cancers, we examined the effects of conditional inactivation of Lkb1 in murine lymphocytes. Consistent with prior reports, Lkb1 deletion in either T or B cells resulted in massive, lineage-specific apoptosis...
April 20, 2017: Experimental Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434981/protein-transport-inhibitors-downregulate-the-expression-of-lag-3-on-regulatory-t-cells
#16
Sara Anvari, Andrea Grimbergen, Carla M Davis, George Makedonas
Modern immunologic studies demand increasing complexity because of a need to improve our understanding of the relationship between a cell's phenotype and its function. Regulatory T cells have been defined by a narrow set of phenotypic markers, however their actual functional capacity has not been determined at the single-cell level. Although the lymphocyte activation gene 3 (LAG-3; CD223) is a key marker for the identification of exhausted T cells, it may be useful also in resolving Treg subpopulations by indicating distinct functional breadths...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434800/medial-entorhinal-cortex-selectively-supports-temporal-coding-by-hippocampal-neurons
#17
Nick T M Robinson, James B Priestley, Jon W Rueckemann, Aaron D Garcia, Vittoria A Smeglin, Francesca A Marino, Howard Eichenbaum
Recent studies have shown that hippocampal "time cells" code for sequential moments in temporally organized experiences. However, it is currently unknown whether these temporal firing patterns critically rely on upstream cortical input. Here we employ an optogenetic approach to explore the effect of large-scale inactivation of the medial entorhinal cortex on temporal, as well as spatial and object, coding by hippocampal CA1 neurons. Medial entorhinal inactivation produced a specific deficit in temporal coding in CA1 and resulted in significant impairment in memory across a temporal delay...
April 13, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433769/healing-activity-evaluation-of-the-galactomannan-film-obtained-from-cassia-grandis-seeds-with-immobilized-cratylia-mollis-seed-lectin
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Priscilla B S Albuquerque, Paulo A G Soares, Adelmo C Aragão-Neto, Giwellington S Albuquerque, Luís C N Silva, Maria H M Lima-Ribeiro, Jacinto C Silva Neto, Luana C B B Coelho, Maria T S Correia, José A C Teixeira, Maria G Carneiro-da-Cunha
Galactomannan films from Cassia grandis seeds, associated or not with Cramoll 1,4, were used on topical wounds of rats for the evaluation of the healing process during 14 days. All of the films were evaluated by cytotoxic assay, FTIR and lectin hemagglutinating activity (HA). Forty-five male rats were submitted to aseptic dermal wounds (Ø=0.8cm) and divided in groups (n=15): control, test 1, and test 2, treated respectively with saline, galactomannan film and film with immobilized Cramoll 1,4. Macroscopic evaluations were performed by clinical observations and area measurements, and microscopic analysis by histological criteria...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433635/prognostic-significance-and-functional-implication-of-immune-activating-receptor-nkg2d-in-gastric-cancer
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Fengjuan Lin, Congqi Dai, Xiaoxiao Ge, Wenbo Tang, Ying Lin, Yan Wang, Jin Li
NKG2D, an activating receptor expressed on CD8(+) T lymphocytes, serves as a co-stimulation molecule by engagement with its ligands MICA/B and ULBPs to trigger immune activation against tumors. Currently, the biological function and clinical significance of NKG2D in gastric cancer remains unexplored. The study aims to investigate the expression of NKG2D in gastric cancer in association with clinical prognosis and its biological function. Real-time PCR was used to analyze NKG2D expression in paired cancer and adjacent non-malignant tissues in 139 gastric cancer patients between 2007 and 2010 in Shanghai Cancer Center...
April 19, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433605/stability-of-patient-specific-features-of-altered-dna-replication-timing-in-xenografts-of-primary-human-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Takayo Sasaki, Juan Carlos Rivera-Mulia, Daniel Vera, Jared Zimmerman, Sunny Das, Michelle Padget, Naoto Nakamichi, Bill H Chang, Jeff Tyner, Brian J Druker, Andrew P Weng, Curt I Civin, Connie J Eaves, David M Gilbert
Genome-wide DNA replication timing (RT) profiles reflect the global 3D chromosome architecture of cells. They also provide a comprehensive and unique megabase-scale picture of the cellular epigenetic state. Thus normal differentiation involves reproducible changes in RT and transformation generally perturbs these, although the potential effects of altered RT on the properties of transformed cells remain largely unknown. A major challenge to interrogating these issues in human acute lymphoid leukemia (ALL) is the low proliferative activity of most of the cells, which may be further reduced in cryopreserved samples and difficult to overcome in vitro...
April 19, 2017: Experimental Hematology
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