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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915215/mechanisms-involved-in-secondary-cardiac-dysfunction-in-animal-models-of-trauma-and-hemorrhagic-shock
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Nick M Wilson, Johanna Wall, Veena Naganathar, Karim Brohi, Henry D De'Ath
Clinical evidence reveals the existence of a trauma-induced secondary cardiac injury (TISCI) that is associated with poor patient outcomes. The mechanisms leading to TISCI in injured patients are uncertain. Conversely, animal models of trauma hemorrhage have repeatedly demonstrated significant cardiac dysfunction following injury, and highlighted mechanisms through which this might occur. The aim of this review was to provide an overview of the animal studies describing TISCI and its pathophysiology.Basic science models of trauma show evidence of innate immune system activation via Toll-like receptors, the exact protagonists of which remain unclear...
October 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914577/unbalanced-vitreous-levels-of-osteoprotegerin-rankl-rank-and-trail-in-proliferative-diabetic-retinopathy
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Ahmed M Abu El-Asrar, Ajmal Ahmad, Kaiser Alam, Emilie Bittoun, Mohammad Mairaj Siddiquei, Ghulam Mohammad, Ahmed Mousa, Gert De Hertogh, Ghislain Opdenakker
PURPOSE: We investigated the expression of the proinflammatory and proangiogenic factor osteoprotegerin (OPG) and its ligands, receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB ligand (RANKL), tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL), and the receptor RANK in proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Vitreous samples from PDR and nondiabetic control patients and epiretinal membranes from PDR patients were studied by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, immunohistochemistry, and Western blot analysis...
September 15, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911210/a20-an-essential-component-of-the-ubiquitin-editing-protein-complex-is-a-negative-regulator-of-inflammation-in-human-myometrium-and-foetal-membranes
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Martha Lappas
STUDY QUESTION: Does A20 regulate mediators involved in the terminal processes of human labour in primary myometrial and amnion cells? SUMMARY ANSWER: A20 is a nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) responsive gene that acts as a negative regulator of NF-κB-induced expression of pro-labour mediators. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Inflammation is commonly implicated in spontaneous preterm birth and the processes involved in rupture of foetal membranes and uterine contractions...
September 1, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910387/epstein-barr-virus-latent-membrane-protein-1-enhances-dendritic-cell-therapy-lymph-node-migration-activation-and-il-12-secretion
#4
James M Termini, Sachin Gupta, Francesca N Raffa, Elizabeth Guirado, Margaret A Fischl, Liguo Niu, Saravana Kanagavelu, Geoffrey W Stone
Dendritic cells (DC) are a promising cell type for cancer vaccines due to their high immunostimulatory capacity. However, improper maturation of DC prior to treatment may account for the limited efficacy of DC vaccine clinical trials. Latent Membrane Protein-1 (LMP1) of Epstein-Barr virus was examined for its ability to mature and activate DC as a gene-based molecular adjuvant for DC vaccines. DC were transduced with an adenovirus 5 vector (Ad5) expressing LMP1 under the control of a Tet-inducible promoter...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902941/intestinal-inflammatory-and-redox-responses-to-the-perioperative-administration-of-teduglutide-in-rats
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Beatriz Pinto da Costa, Ana Cristina Gonçalves, Ana Margarida Abrantes, Paulo Matafome, Raquel Seiça, Ana Bela Sarmento-Ribeiro, Maria Filomena Botelho, Francisco Castro-Sousa
Purpose: To investigate the inflammatory and redox responses to teduglutide on an animal model of laparotomy and intestinal anastomosis. Methods: Wistar rats (n=62) were allocated into four groups: "Ileal Resection and Anastomosis" vs. "Laparotomy", each one split into "Postoperative Teduglutide Administration" vs. "No Treatment"; and euthanized at the third or the seventh day. Ileal and blood samples were recovered at the baseline and at the euthanasia. Flow cytometry was used to study the inflammatory response (IL-1α, MCP-1, TNF-α, IFN-γ and IL-4 levels), oxidative stress (cytosolic peroxides, mitochondrial reactive species, intracellular glutathione and mitochondrial membrane potential) and cellular viability and death (annexin V/propidium iodide double staining)...
August 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898406/dc-sign-reacts-with-tlr4-and-regulates-inflammatory-cytokine-expression-via-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation-in-renal-tubular-epithelial-cells-during-acute-renal-injury
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Danying Feng, Yanping Wang, Yan Liu, Liping Wu, Xiao Li, Yufan Chen, Yuanyuan Chen, Yafeng Chen, Chundi Xu, Ke Yang, Tong Zhou
In the pathological process of acute kidney injury (AKI), innate immune receptors are essential in inflammatory response modulation; however, the precise molecular mechanisms are still unclear. Our study sought to demonstrate the inflammatory response mechanisms in renal tubular epithelial cells via Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) and dendritic cell-specific ICAM-3-grabbing non-integrin 1 (DC-SIGN) signaling. We found that DC-SIGN exhibited strong expression in renal tubular epithelial cells of human acute renal injury tissues...
September 12, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893229/neuroimmune-expression-in-hip-osteoarthritis-a-systematic-review
#7
Manuel Ribeiro da Silva, Daniela Linhares, Daniel Marques Vasconcelos, Cecilia Juliana Alves, Nuno Neves, Gilberto Costa, Meriem Lamghari
BACKGROUND: Neuroimmune axis is central in the physiopathology of hip osteoarthritis (OA), but its specific pathways are still unclear. This systematic review aims to assess the nervous and immune system profile of patients with hip osteoarthritis (OA) when compared to healthy controls. METHODS: A systematic review followed PRISMA guidelines was conducted. A two-step selection process was completed, and from 609 references 17 were included. The inclusion criteria were: original articles on adult patients with hip OA, with assessment of neuroimmune expression...
September 11, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887719/protective-effects-of-carbenoxolone-an-11%C3%AE-hsd1-inhibitor-against-chemical-induced-dry-eye-syndrome
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Yoon-Ju Na, Kyoung-Jin Choi, Sung Bum Park, Hye-Rim Sung, Won Hoon Jung, Hee Youn Kim, Sang Dal Rhee, Ki Young Kim
Dry eye syndrome (DES) is a disorder of the eye due to tear deficiency or excessive evaporation that causes damage to the eye and is associated with discomfort and dryness. 11β-Hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 1 (11β-HSD1) is an enzyme that converts inactive cortisone to active cortisol. Recently, 11β-HSD1 has been expressed in human and rodent eyes and has been recognized as a target of glaucoma. In this study, the therapeutic effects and underlying mechanisms of topical carbenoxolone, an 11β-HSD1 inhibitor, were investigated in benzalkonium chloride (BAC)-treated human conjunctival epithelial cells and a rat DES model...
September 8, 2017: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886701/the-loss-of-function-disease-mutation-g301r-in-the-na-k-atpase-%C3%AE-2-isoform-decreases-lesion-volume-and-improves-functional-outcome-after-acute-spinal-cord-injury-in-mice
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Ditte Gry Ellman, Toke Jost Isaksen, Minna Christiansen Lund, Safinaz Dursun, Martin Wirenfeldt, Louise Helskov Jørgensen, Karin Lykke-Hartmann, Kate Lykke Lambertsen
BACKGROUND: The Na(+)/K(+)-ATPases are transmembrane ion pumps important for maintenance of ion gradients across the plasma membrane that serve to support multiple cellular functions, such as membrane potentials, regulation of cellular volume and pH, and co-transport of signaling transmitters in all animal cells. The α2Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase subunit isoform is predominantly expressed in astrocytes, which us the sharp Na(+)-gradient maintained by the sodium pump necessary for astroglial metabolism...
September 8, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884134/intracellular-ph-regulates-trail-induced-apoptosis-and-necroptosis-in-endothelial-cells
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Zhu-Xu Zhang, Ingrid Gan, Alexander Pavlosky, Xuyan Huang, Benjamin Fuhrmann, Anthony M Jevnikar
During ischemia or inflammation of organs, intracellular pH can decrease if acid production exceeds buffering capacity. Thus, the microenvironment can expose parenchymal cells to a reduced extracellular pH which can alter pH-dependent intracellular functions. We have previously shown that while silencing caspase-8 in an in vivo ischemia reperfusion injury (IRI) model results in improved organ function and survival, removal of caspase-8 function in a donor organ can paradoxically result in enhanced receptor-interacting protein kinase 1/3- (RIPK1/3-) regulated necroptosis and accelerated graft loss following transplantation...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880234/typhonium-giganteum-lectin-exerts-a-pro-inflammatory-effect-on-raw-264-7-via-ros-and-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
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Wei Wang, Hao Wu, Hongli Yu, Xingde Zhang, Guojing Cui, Kuilong Wang, Shanhu Mao, Yaozong Pan
Typhonii rhizoma, a widely used herb in traditional Chinese medicine, has acute irritating toxicity related to Typhonium giganteum lectin (TGL). TGL exhibits acute inflammatory effects, but the underlying molecular mechanisms are largely unknown. This paper is designed to assess the pro-inflammatory response of TGL on RAW 264.7 cells. RAW 264.7 treated with 6.25, 12.5, 25, and 50 µg/mL TGL showed elevated levels of inflammatory factors (TNF-α, IL-1β) and of p-IκB and p-p65, all dose-dependent, indicating that TGL had a substantial inflammatory effect and mobilized the nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) pathway...
September 7, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880016/-5r-5-hydroxytriptolide-ameliorates-anti-glomerular-basement-membrane-glomerulonephritis-in-nzw-mice-by-regulating-fc%C3%AE-receptor-signaling
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Qing Qi, Heng Li, Ze-Min Lin, Xiao-Qian Yang, Feng-Hua Zhu, Yu-Ting Liu, Mei-Juan Shao, Lu-Yao Zhang, Yan-Sheng Xu, Yu-Xi Yan, Lan-Lan Sun, Shi-Jun He, Wei Tang, Jian-Ping Zuo
(5R)-5-hydroxytriptolide (LLDT-8) is a novel triptolide analog that has been identified as a promising candidate for treating autoimmune diseases and has been shown to be effective in treating murine collagen-induced arthritis and lupus nephritis. In the present study, we investigated the therapeutic effect and possible mechanism of action of LLDT-8 in a murine anti-glomerular basement membrane (GBM) glomerulonephritis model. NZW mice were injected with rabbit anti-GBM serum (500 μL, ip). The mice were orally treated with LLDT-8 (0...
September 7, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875577/biocompatibility-assessment-of-cyclic-olefin-copolymers-impact-of-two-additives-on-cytotoxicity-oxidative-stress-inflammatory-reactions-and-hemocompatibility
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Mélisande Bernard, Emile Jubeli, Joudi Bakar, Lionel Tortolano, Johanna Saunier, Najet Yagoubi
This work reports the biocompatibility evaluation of cyclic olefin copolymers (COC) as candidates for implantable medical devices. The focus was to establish the influence of two major additives (antioxidant and lubricant) on the overall biocompatibility. The cytotoxicity was evaluated according to ISO 10993-5 guidelines using L929 fibroblasts, HUVEC and THP-1-derived macrophages. Oxidative stress (ROS, GSH/GSSG and SOD analysis) and pro-inflammatory cytokines (Il-6 and TNF-α secretion) were quantified using THP-1 cells in direct contact with films...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873458/anti-fibrotic-effects-of-valproic-acid-in-experimental-peritoneal-fibrosis
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Elerson C Costalonga, Luiza J de Freitas, Deise da S P Aragone, Filipe M O Silva, Irene L Noronha
BACKGROUND: Progressive fibrous thickening of the peritoneal membrane is a complication of long-term peritoneal dialysis (PD). TGF-β/Smad pathway activation, inflammation, and neoangiogenesis play important roles in peritoneal membrane (PM) changes induced by PD. Recently, histone deacetilase inhibitors (HDACi) have shown anti-fibrotic and anti-inflammatory effects in different experimental models. These drugs prevent deacetylation of histones causing a loosen chromatin, which in turn induce the expression of some anti-fibrotic genes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873450/bromide-supplementation-exacerbated-the-renal-dysfunction-injury-and-fibrosis-in-a-mouse-model-of-alport-syndrome
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Tsubasa Yokota, Kohei Omachi, Mary Ann Suico, Haruka Kojima, Misato Kamura, Keisuke Teramoto, Shota Kaseda, Jun Kuwazuru, Tsuyoshi Shuto, Hirofumi Kai
A seminal study recently demonstrated that bromide (Br-) has a critical function in the assembly of type IV collagen in basement membrane (BM), and suggested that Br- supplementation has therapeutic potential for BM diseases. Because salts of bromide (KBr and NaBr) have been used as antiepileptic drugs for several decades, repositioning of Br- for BM diseases is probable. However, the effects of Br- on glomerular basement membrane (GBM) disease such as Alport syndrome (AS) and its impact on the kidney are still unknown...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871263/the-activity-of-the-neutral-sphingomyelinase-is-important-in-t-cell-recruitment-and-directional-migration
#16
Lena Collenburg, Niklas Beyersdorf, Teresa Wiese, Christoph Arenz, Essa M Saied, Katrin Anne Becker-Flegler, Sibylle Schneider-Schaulies, Elita Avota
Breakdown of sphingomyelin as catalyzed by the activity of sphingomyelinases profoundly affects biophysical properties of cellular membranes which is particularly important with regard to compartmentalization of surface receptors and their signaling relay. As it is activated both upon TCR ligation and co-stimulation in a spatiotemporally controlled manner, the neutral sphingomyelinase (NSM) has proven to be important in T cell activation, where it appears to play a particularly important role in cytoskeletal reorganization and cell polarization...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868127/mori-cortex-prevents-kidney-damage-through-inhibiting-expression-of-inflammatory-factors-in-the-glomerulus-in-streptozocin-induced-diabetic-rats
#17
Lili Ma, Hailai Ni, Xinrong Zou, Yanyan Yuan, Chun Luo, Bingyang Liu, Fuyan Wang, Yang Xi, Yudong Chu, Pangjie Xu, Xiaohui Qiu, Song Li, Shizhong Bu
OBJECTIVES: It has been widely reported that Mori cortex extract (MCE) is used for the treatment of diabetes mellitus in traditional medicine. The present study was designed to investigate its mechanism of action in the treatment of diabetic nephropathy (DN). We assessed whether MCE preventive treatment ameliorates kidney damage in high-fat diet and streptozotocin (STZ)-induced type 2 diabetic rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Rats were fed a high-fat diet and injected with STZ...
June 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864168/liuweiwuling-tablets-attenuate-bdl-induced-hepatic-fibrosis-via-modulation-of-tgf-%C3%AE-smad-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathways
#18
Huimin Liu, Fang Dong, Guangquan Li, Ming Niu, Congen Zhang, Yanzhong Han, Lanzhi He, Ping Yin, Bin Wang, Xiuxiu Sang, Ruishen Li, Jiabo Wang, Zhaofang Bai, Xiaohe Xiao
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Liuweiwuling (LWWL) tablets contain a six-herb Chinese formula and are commonly prescribed to facilitate nourishment of the liver and kidneys, clear away toxic materials and activate blood circulation. Administration of LWWL is well known for its protective effects on the liver and its capacity to confer long-term stability in patients exhibiting reduced transaminase levels. Clinical studies have reported that LWWL can also be used for the treatment of liver fibrosis with associated treatment regimens resulting in a concomitant reduction in transforming growth factor β1 (TGF-β1) levels in the serum of patients with hepatic fibrosis...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863997/micronized-progesterone-pretreatment-affects-the-inflammatory-response-of-human-gestational-tissues-and-the-cervix-to-lipopolysaccharide-stimulation
#19
Tai-Ho Hung, Szu-Fu Chen, Chung-Pu Wu, Meng-Jen Li, Yi-Lin Yeh, T'sang-T'ang Hsieh
INTRODUCTION: Vaginal administration of micronized progesterone (utrogestan capsule, UG) reduces the risk of preterm birth (PTB) in asymptomatic women with a sonographic short cervix at mid-trimester or with a prior history of spontaneous PTB; however, its exact mechanisms remain unclear. We hypothesized that UG limits the inflammatory processes within the gestational tissues and the cervix. METHODS: Fetal membranes and villous tissues were obtained from normal term placentas from women with cesarean delivery before labor onset...
September 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862721/in-vitro-benchmark-of-cytokine-removal-by-dialyzers-with-various-permeability-profiles
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Michael Hulko, Rose Speidel, Julia Gauss, Markus Storr, Bernd Krause
PURPOSE: Removal of cytokines is relevant for dialysis patients as they are suspected to promote cardiovascular complications. The objective of this study was to benchmark membranes with different permeability profiles under standardized in vitro test conditions using miniaturized devices with respect to their ability to remove cytokines from human serum and to lower cell activating potential. METHODS: In vitro dialysis was used to dialyze cytokine enriched serum in 3 independent experiments per tested membrane...
August 11, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
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