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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913794/tlr-ligands-but-not-modulators-of-histone-modifiers-can-induce-the-complex-immune-response-pattern-of-endotoxin-tolerance-in-mammary-epithelial-cells
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Juliane Günther, Wolfram Petzl, Holm Zerbe, Hans-Joachim Schuberth, Hans-Martin Seyfert
Excessive stimulation of the TLR4 axis through LPS reduces the expression of some cytokine genes in immune cells, while stimulating the expression of immune defense genes during a subsequent bacterial infection. This endotoxin tolerance (ET) is mediated via epigenetic mechanisms. Priming the udder of cows with LPS was shown to induce ET in mammary epithelial cells (MEC), thereby protecting the udder against reinfection for some time. Seeking alternatives to LPS priming we tried to elicit ET by priming MEC with either lipopeptide (Pam2CSK4) via the TLR2/6 axis or inhibitors of histone-modifying enzymes...
December 1, 2016: Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911005/adsorption-as-a-contributor-for-inflammatory-mediators-removal-by-different-hemofiltration-membranes-a-pilot-study
#2
Benjamin Malard, Nans Florens, Corine Lambert, Laurent Juillard
Atherosclerosis is an important predictor of mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and is associated with a wide inflammatory response. The aim of this study is to evaluate in vitro how different membranes can remove mediators associated with this pathology in a closed loop dialysis model. We performed experimental hemofiltration in vitro using three different membrane materials. Human plasma was preliminarily incubated with various inflammatory mediators and filtered in a closed loop circulation model for 240 min...
December 2, 2016: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906699/reversal-effects-of-local-anesthetics-on-p-glycoprotein-mediated-cancer-multidrug-resistance
#3
Yong Hu, Xiaobing Qin, Haixia Cao, Shaorong Yu, Jifeng Feng
The existence of multidrug resistance (MDR) is the main reason for failure in cancer chemotherapy. The main mechanism of MDR is the overexpression of P-glycoprotein (P-gp). P-gp, a 170 kDa transmembrane phosphorylated glycoprotein encoded by ABCB1 belonging to a member of the ATP-binding cassette (ABC) super-family of the membrane transporters, is also known as the MDR protein. Local anesthetics (LAs) are a major contributor to medical practice. As a cornerstone of analgesia, LAs provides myriad benefits...
November 30, 2016: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895418/molecular-mechanism-of-action-of-anti-tumor-necrosis-factor-antibodies-in-inflammatory-bowel-diseases
#4
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Ulrike Billmeier, Walburga Dieterich, Markus F Neurath, Raja Atreya
Anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) antibodies are successfully used in the therapy of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). However, the molecular mechanism of action of these agents is still a matter of debate. Apart from neutralization of TNF, influence on the intestinal barrier function, induction of apoptosis in mucosal immune cells, formation of regulatory macrophages as well as other immune modulating properties have been discussed as central features. Nevertheless, clinically effective anti-TNF antibodies were shown to differ in their mode-of-action in vivo and in vitro...
November 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894665/modulatory-effects-of-curcumin-on-apoptosis-and-cytotoxicity-related-molecules-in-htlv-1-associated-myelopathy-tropical-spastic-paraparesis-ham-tsp-patients
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Asadollah Mohammadi, Bahare Fazeli, Marzieh Taheri, Amirhossein Sahebkar, Zohreh Poursina, Vida Vakili, Shadi Zamanian Yazdi, Zahra Keramati, Reza Boostani, Ian Hampson, Houshang Rafatpanah
HTLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP) is a chronic viral neuroinflammatory disease. Apoptosis might play an important role in the control of HTLV-1 viral infection. This study aims to determine if apoptosis process being able to occasionally distinguish between asymptomatic carriers (ACs) and HAM/TSP patients. Therefore, it could be used to predict the outcome of HTLV-1 infection. The mRNA expression of perforin, granzyme A, granzyme B, granulysin, Fas-Ligand (FasL), TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL), total Fas and membrane Fas in 21 HAM/TSP patients, 21 ACs and 21 healthy controls (HCs) was quantified...
November 25, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894405/inhibition-of-matrix-metalloproteins-9-attenuated-candida-albicans-induced-inflammation-in-mouse-cornea
#6
C Dong, M G Yang
Since the severe corneal ulceration of mouse cornea is known to occur with inflammation. As one of imperative matrix metalloproteinase, the potential roles of matrix metalloproteins 9 (MMP9) in corneal ulceration and keratitis are still unveiled caused by fungal invasion. In this study, Candida albicans (CA) inoculated wild-type KM mice cornea was used as a model pathogen in corneal inflammation.  CA invasion significantly stimulated the expression of collagen IV and MMP9 detected by RT-PCR, Real-time PCR and Immunofluorescent staining in mouse cornea as soon as 6 hours post infection, and relatively decreased at 1 day post infection...
October 31, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893428/microrna-206-is-involved-in-the-pathogenesis-of-ulcerative-colitis-via-regulation-of-adenosine-a3-receptor
#7
Weiyun Wu, Yanting He, Xiao Feng, Shicai Ye, Hao Wang, Wenkai Tan, Caiyuan Yu, Juxiang Hu, Rong Zheng, Yu Zhou
Increasing evidence suggests that miRNAs are widely dysregulated in ulcerative colitis (UC), potentially affecting UC pathogenesis, diagnosis, and therapy. microRNA (miR) -206 has been reported to be upregulated in UC; however, its function and role in UC remain unknown. Here, we elucidate the function of miR-206 in the pathogenesis of UC. In patients with active-UC, miR-206 and adenosine A3 receptor (A3AR) levels were significantly upregulated and downregulated, respectively, and were inversely correlated...
November 23, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888541/tweak-increases-sirt1-expression-and-promotes-p53-deacetylation-affecting-human-hepatic-stellate-cell-senescence
#8
Feng Zhang, Ming Zhang, Aixiu Wang, Mingcui Xu, Chen Wang, Guifang Xu, Bin Zhang, Xiaoping Zou, Yuzheng Zhuge
To detect the effects of tumor necrosis factor-like weak inducer of apoptosis (TWEAK) on SIRT1 expression and p53 deacetylation, involving cell senescence, in activated human hepatic stellate cell (HSC) in vitro, human HSC LX-2 was cultured with TWEAK for 24 h. The result showed that the expression of membrane receptor Fn14 was remarkably increased by TWEAK, which up regulated SIRT1 in LX-2 cells, detecting by western blotting and real-time PCR. The expression of p53 was not significantly altered; however, the ac-p53 was decreased...
November 26, 2016: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887202/serological-markers-in-diagnosis-of-pediatric-inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-as-predictors-for-early-tumor-necrosis-factor-blocker-therapy
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Christine Olbjørn, Milada Cvancarova Småstuen, Espen Thiis-Evensen, Britt Nakstad, Morten Harald Vatn, Gøri Perminow
OBJECTIVE: To describe the prevalence of serological markers in newly diagnosed treatment-naïve pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), their utility in differentiating Crohn's disease (CD), ulcerative colitis (UC) and symptomatic non-IBD patients and whether serological markers are associated with early TNF blocker treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Ninety-six children and adolescents <18 years, 58 with IBD and 38 symptomatic non-IBD controls were included...
November 25, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881176/no-midterm-advantages-in-the-middle-term-using-small-intestinal-submucosa-and-human-amniotic-membrane-in-achilles-tendon-transverse-tenotomy
#10
Yushu Liu, Yinbo Peng, Yong Fang, Min Yao, Robert W Redmond, Tao Ni
BACKGROUND: The study was aimed to compare the effects of small intestinal submucosa (SIS) and human amniotic membrane (HAM) on Achilles tendon healing. METHODS: A total of 48 New Zealand white rabbits were divided into two groups. A full-thickness transverse tenotomy was made at the right leg of the rabbits. Then, the laceration site was wrapped with HAM (P/A group) or SIS (P/S group). The ultimate stress (US) and Young's modulus (E) of the tendons were detected for biomechanical analysis...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879319/amp-activated-kinase-ampk-promotes-innate-immunity-and-antiviral-defense-through-modulation-of-stimulator-of-interferon-genes-sting-signaling
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Daniel Prantner, Darren J Perkins, Stefanie N Vogel
The host protein Stimulator of Interferon Genes (STING) has been shown to be essential for recognition of both viral and intracellular bacterial pathogens, but its regulation remains unclear. Previously, we reported that mitochondrial membrane potential regulates STING-dependent IFN-beta induction independently of ATP synthesis. Since mitochondrial membrane potential controls calcium homeostasis, and AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is regulated, in part, by intracellular calcium, we postulated that AMPK participates in STING activation; however, its role has yet to be been defined...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878499/therapeutic-potential-of-adam17-modulation-in-gastric-cancer-through-regulation-of-the-egfr-and-tnf-%C3%AE-signalling-pathways
#12
Jinbing Sun, Jianlong Jiang, Kuangyi Lu, Qiao Chen, Danhao Tao, Zhong Chen
A disintegrin and metalloproteinase 17 (ADAM17) is highly expressed in various tumours and affects tumour progression. In this study, ADAM17 expression in 60 gastric cancer and 20 normal gastric mucosal tissues was assessed using immunohistochemistry. ADAM17 expression was higher in gastric cancer tissues than in normal gastric mucosal tissues (P < 0.0005). A significant relationship was identified between ADAM17 expression and the depth of tumour invasion, metastasis, and carcinoma stage. Furthermore, the effects of ADAM17 knockdown on the proliferation, cell invasion, and apoptosis of human gastric carcinoma cells (SGC-7901) were determined...
November 22, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878326/a-novel-72-kda-leukocyte-derived-osteoglycin-enhances-the-activation-of-toll-like-receptor-4-and-exacerbates-cardiac-inflammation-during-viral-myocarditis
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Marieke Rienks, Anna Papageorgiou, Kristiaan Wouters, Wouter Verhesen, Rick van Leeuwen, Paolo Carai, Georg Summer, Dirk Westermann, Stephane Heymans
BACKGROUND: Viral myocarditis can severely damage the myocardium through excessive infiltration of immune cells. Osteoglycin (OGN) is part of the small leucine-rich repeat proteoglycan (SLRP) family. SLRP's may affect inflammatory and fibrotic processes, but the implication of OGN in cardiac inflammation and the resulting injury upon viral myocarditis is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: This study uncovered a previously unidentified 72-kDa variant of OGN that is predominant in cardiac human and mouse samples of viral myocarditis...
November 23, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871079/triptolide-attenuates-inflammatory-response-in-membranous-glomerulo-nephritis-rat-via-downregulation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
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Ying Zhou, Yan Hong, Haihua Huang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Triptolide (TPL), a main active ingredient of Tripterygium wilfordii has been shown to exert anti-inflammatory effect. The role of TPL on glomerular diseases remains unclear. METHODS: This study aims to investigate the potential anti-inflammatory effect of TPL in rats with membranous glomerulonephritis (MGN). RESULTS: Our data showed that the pathological kidney damage was significantly alleviated by TPL treatment in MGN rats...
November 23, 2016: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869150/skin-on-a-chip-model-simulating-inflammation-edema-and-drug-based-treatment
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Maierdanjiang Wufuer, GeonHui Lee, Woojune Hur, Byoungjun Jeon, Byung Jun Kim, Tae Hyun Choi, SangHoon Lee
Recent advances in microfluidic cell cultures enable the construction of in vitro human skin models that can be used for drug toxicity testing, disease study. However, current in vitro skin model have limitations to emulate real human skin due to the simplicity of model. In this paper, we describe the development of 'skin-on-a-chip' to mimic the structures and functional responses of the human skin. The proposed model consists of 3 layers, on which epidermal, dermal and endothelial components originated from human, were cultured...
November 21, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864105/epigallocatechin-3-gallate-prevents-cardiac-apoptosis-by-modulating-the-intrinsic-apoptotic-pathway-in-isoproterenol-induced-myocardial-infarction
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Azza I Othman, Magda M Elkomy, M A El-Missiry, Mohammed Dardor
(-)Epigallocatechin-gallate (EGCG) is an emerging natural therapy. This study examined the cardioprotective effect of EGCG on isoproterenol-induced myocardial damage and apoptosis and EGCG's role in modulating the expression of apoptotic signaling proteins. Experimental myocardial infarction was induced in albino Westar rats by isoproterenol (ISO) administration (100mg/kg, s.c.) at an interval of 24h on the 6th and 7th day. EGCG (15mg/kg, i.p.) was administered seven days before ISO. EGCG pretreatment significantly showed an anti-lipidemic effect and protected the cell membrane integrity, as shown by the blocking of changes in serum levels of CK-MB, LDH, ALP, ALT and troponin T...
November 15, 2016: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863512/rheumatoid-synovial-fibroblasts-differentiate-into-distinct-subsets-in-the-presence-of-cytokines-and-cartilage
#17
Adam P Croft, Amy J Naylor, Jennifer L Marshall, Debbie L Hardie, Birgit Zimmermann, Jason Turner, Guillaume Desanti, Holly Adams, Adrian I Yemm, Ulf Müller-Ladner, Jean-Michel Dayer, Elena Neumann, Andrew Filer, Christopher D Buckley
BACKGROUND: We investigated two distinct synovial fibroblast populations that were located preferentially in the lining or sub-lining layers and defined by their expression of either podoplanin (PDPN) or CD248, and explored their ability to undergo self-assembly and transmigration in vivo. METHODS: Synovial fibroblasts (SF) were cultured in vitro and phenotypic changes following stimulation with interleukin (IL)-1β, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, and transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1 were examined...
November 18, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862857/casticin-induced-apoptotic-cell-death-and-altered-associated-gene-expression-in-human-colon-cancer-colo-205-cells
#18
Hung-Sheng Shang, Jia-You Liu, Hsu-Feng Lu, Han-Sun Chiang, Chia-Hain Lin, Ann Chen, Yuh-Feng Lin, Jing-Gung Chung
Casticin, a polymethoxyflavone, derived from natural plant Fructus Viticis exhibits biological activities including anti-cancer characteristics. The anti-cancer and alter gene expression of casticin on human colon cancer cells and the underlying mechanisms were investigated. Flow cytometric assay was used to measure viable cell, cell cycle and sub-G1 phase, reactive oxygen species (ROS) and Ca(2+) productions, level of mitochondria membrane potential (ΔΨm ) and caspase activity. Western blotting assay was used to detect expression of protein level associated with cell death...
November 14, 2016: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862656/matrix-metalloproteinase-12-mmp-12-deficiency-attenuates-experimental-crescentic-anti-gbm-glomerulonephritis
#19
Abu P Abraham, Frank Y Ma, William R Mulley, David J Nikolic-Paterson, Greg H Tesch
AIM: MMP-12 (macrophage elastase) is an enzyme that can cleave various extracellular matrix proteins and is required for macrophage infiltration and pulmonary fibrosis in experimental emphysema. We have shown previously that MMP-12 is highly up-regulated in experimental anti-glomerular basement membrane (GBM) disease. The aim of this study was to determine whether MMP-12 is required for glomerular macrophage infiltration and crescent formation in anti-GBM glomerulonephritis. METHODS: Accelerated anti-GBM disease was induced in groups of MMP-12 gene deficient mice (MMP-12-/-) and wild type C57BL/6 J (WT) controls, which were killed 12 days after injection of anti-GBM serum...
November 8, 2016: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861612/clic1-inhibition-attenuates-vascular-inflammation-oxidative-stress-and-endothelial-injury
#20
Yingling Xu, Ji Zhu, Xiao Hu, Cui Wang, Dezhao Lu, Chenxue Gong, Jinhuan Yang, Lei Zong
Endothelial dysfunction, which includes endothelial oxidative damage and vascular inflammation, is a key initiating step in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis (AS) and an independent risk factor for this disorder. Intracellular chloride channel 1 (CLIC1), a novel metamorphic protein, acts as a sensor of cell oxidation and is involved in inflammation. In this study, we hypothesize that CLIC1 plays an important role in AS. Apolipoprotein E-deficient mice were supplied with a normal diet or a high-fat and high-cholesterol diet for 8 weeks...
2016: PloS One
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