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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212884/desipramine-decreases-expression-of-human-and-murine-indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenases
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Alexandra K Brooks, Tiffany M Janda, Marcus A Lawson, Jennifer L Rytych, Robin A Smith, Cecilia Ocampo-Solis, Robert H McCusker
Abundant evidence connects depression symptomology with immune system activation, stress and subsequently elevated levels of kynurenine. Anti-depressants, such as the tricyclic norepinephrine/serotonin reuptake inhibitor desipramine (Desip), were developed under the premise that increasing extracellular neurotransmitter level was the sole mechanism by which they alleviate depressive symptomologies. However, evidence suggests that anti-depressants have additional actions that contribute to their therapeutic potential...
February 14, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198433/a-cyclometalated-iridium-iii-complex-used-as-a-conductor-for-the-electrochemical-sensing-of-ifn-%C3%AE
#2
Xiangmin Miao, Chung-Nga Ko, Kasipandi Vellaisamy, Zongbing Li, Guanjun Yang, Chung-Hang Leung, Dik-Lung Ma
A novel iridium(III) complex was prepared and used as a conductor for sensitive and enzyme-free electrochemical detection of interferon gamma (IFN-γ). This assay is based on a dual signal amplification mechanism involving positively charged gold nanoparticles ((+)AuNPs) and hybridization chain reaction (HCR). To construct the sensor, nafion (Nf) and (+)AuNPs composite membrane was first immobilized onto the electrode surface. Subsequently, a loop-stem structured capture probe (CP) containing a special IFN-γ interact strand was modified onto the (+)AuNP surface via the formation of Au-S bonds...
February 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196294/comparison-of-immunomodulatory-effects-of-fresh-garlic-and-black-garlic-polysaccharides-on-raw-264-7-macrophages
#3
Min Li, Yi-Xi Yan, Qing-Tao Yu, Yong Deng, Ding-Tao Wu, Ying Wang, Ya-Zhong Ge, Shao-Ping Li, Jing Zhao
Garlic has a long history to be used for medicine and food purposes. Black garlic, the fermented product of fresh garlic, is considered with better biological activities, such as antioxidant activity, and is developed as an increasingly popular functional food. Polysaccharides are the major components of fresh and black garlic, and immunomodulatory activity is one major pharmacological effect of polysaccharides. Therefore, chemical characteristics and immunomodulatory effects of polysaccharides from fresh and black garlic are investigated and compared in vitro for the 1st time, in order to reveal their molecular and pharmacological differences...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193504/strong-anti-epstein-barr-virus-ebv-or-cytomegalovirus-cmv-cellular-immune-responses-predict-survival-and-a-favourable-response-to-anti-tuberculosis-therapy
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REVIEW
Tumaini Nagu, Said Aboud, Martin Rao, Mecky Matee, Rebecca Axelsson, Davide Valentini, Ferdinand Mugusi, Alimuddin Zumla, Markus Maeurer
BACKGROUND: Intact immune responses to cytomegalovirus (CMV) and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) represent a biologically and clinically relevant correlate of 'immunological fitness' in humans. However, there is a lack of knowledge concerning anti-EBV or anti-CMV responses in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis (TB), in whom aberrant immune responses may promote progression of clinical disease. METHODS: Venous blood samples were obtained from at the time of (sputum smear positive) pulmonary TB diagnosis...
February 10, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193219/the-effect-of-an-antenatal-lifestyle-intervention-in-overweight-and-obese-women-on-circulating-cardiometabolic-and-inflammatory-biomarkers-secondary-analyses-from-the-limit-randomised-trial
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Lisa J Moran, Louise M Fraser, Tulika Sundernathan, Andrea R Deussen, Jennie Louise, Lisa N Yelland, Rosalie M Grivell, Anne Macpherson, Matthew W Gillman, Jeffrey S Robinson, Julie A Owens, Jodie M Dodd
BACKGROUND: Maternal overweight and obesity during pregnancy is associated with insulin resistance, hyperglycaemia, hyperlipidaemia and a low-grade state of chronic inflammation. The aim of this pre-specified analysis of secondary outcome measures was to evaluate the effect of providing antenatal dietary and lifestyle advice on cardiometabolic and inflammatory biomarkers. METHODS: We conducted a multicentre trial in which pregnant women who were overweight or obese were randomised to receive either Lifestyle Advice or Standard Care...
February 14, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188748/association-between-high-avidity-t-cell-receptors-induced-by-alpha-fetoprotein-derived-peptides-and-anti-tumor-effects-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Hidetoshi Nakagawa, Eishiro Mizukoshi, Eiji Kobayashi, Toshikatsu Tamai, Hiroshi Hamana, Tatsuhiko Ozawa, Hiroyuki Kishi, Masaaki Kitahara, Tatsuya Yamashita, Kuniaki Arai, Takeshi Terashima, Noriho Iida, Kazumi Fushimi, Atsushi Muraguchi, Shuichi Kaneko
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Levels of alpha fetoprotein (AFP) are measured for surveillance and diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We performed a phase 1 trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of AFP-derived peptides as an anti-tumor vaccine for patients with advanced HCC, and characterized induction of AFP-specific T-cell receptors (TCRs). METHODS: We performed a prospective study, of 15 patients with HCC seen at Kanazawa University Hospital in Japan from March 2010 through March 2012...
February 7, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187742/regulatory-role-of-cytosolic-phospholipase-a2-alpha-in-the-induction-of-cd40-in-microglia
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Yafa Fetfet Malada-Edelstein, Nurit Hadad, Rachel Levy
BACKGROUND: The aberrant expression of CD40, a co-stimulatory receptor found on the antigen-presenting cells, is involved in the pathogenesis of various degenerative diseases. Our previous study demonstrated that the reduction of cytosolic phospholipase A2 alpha (cPLA2α) protein overexpression and activation in the spinal cord of a mouse model of ALS, hmSOD1 G93A, inhibited CD40 upregulation in microglia. The present study was designed to determine whether cPLA2α has a direct, participatory role in the molecular events leading to CD40 induction...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186168/ifi16-is-required-for-dna-sensing-in-human-macrophages-by-promoting-production-and-function-of-cgamp
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K L Jønsson, A Laustsen, C Krapp, K A Skipper, K Thavachelvam, D Hotter, J H Egedal, M Kjolby, P Mohammadi, T Prabakaran, L K Sørensen, C Sun, S B Jensen, C K Holm, R J Lebbink, M Johannsen, M Nyegaard, J G Mikkelsen, F Kirchhoff, S R Paludan, M R Jakobsen
Innate immune activation by macrophages is an essential part of host defence against infection. Cytosolic recognition of microbial DNA in macrophages leads to induction of interferons and cytokines through activation of cyclic GMP-AMP synthase (cGAS) and stimulator of interferon genes (STING). Other host factors, including interferon-gamma inducible factor 16 (IFI16), have been proposed to contribute to immune activation by DNA. However, their relation to the cGAS-STING pathway is not clear. Here, we show that IFI16 functions in the cGAS-STING pathway on two distinct levels...
February 10, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186087/baculovirus-directly-activates-murine-nk-cells-via-tlr9
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T Moriyama, T Suzuki, M O Chang, M Kitajima, H Takaku
The importance of natural killer (NK) cells in innate immune responses against tumors or viral infections enhances the appeal of NK cell-based immunotherapeutic approaches. We have recently reported that baculovirus (BV)-infected dendritic cells (DCs; BV-DCs) induce antitumor immunity against established tumors in mice. These antitumor effects were CD8(+) T-cell and NK cell dependent; however, they were found to be CD4(+) T-cell independent. In this study, we investigated the involvement of Toll-like receptor 9 (TLR9) in the process of BV recognition by NK cells...
February 10, 2017: Cancer Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185619/diagnosis-of-latent-tuberculosis-infection
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Alfred A Lardizabal, Lee B Reichman
For 2015, tuberculosis (TB) incidence in the United States has plateaued at 3.0 per 100,000. This remains the lowest case rate since recording started. On the global level, although the TB epidemic is larger than previously estimated, TB deaths and incidence rate continue to fall. For both low and high incidence countries, accelerating the decline in TB incidence towards elimination goals requires that more emphasis be placed on strengthening systems for detection and treatment of latent TB infection (LTBI) in addition to improving TB care globally...
January 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185617/mycobacterium-kansasii
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James C Johnston, Leslie Chiang, Kevin Elwood
The incidence of Mycobacterium kansasii varies widely over time and by region, but this organism remains one of the most clinically relevant isolated species of nontuberculous mycobacteria. In contrast to other common nontuberculous mycobacteria, M. kansasii is infrequently isolated from natural water sources or soil. The major reservoir appears to be tap water. Infection is likely acquired through the aerosol route, with low infectivity in regions of endemicity. Human-to-human transmission is thought not to occur...
January 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185616/tuberculous-peritonitis
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Urvashi Vaid, Gregory C Kane
Tuberculous peritonitis is rare in the United States but continues to be reported to occur in certain high-risk populations, which include patients with AIDS or cirrhosis, patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis, recent immigrants from areas of high endemicity, and those who are immunosuppressed. The diagnosis of this disease requires a high clinical index of suspicion and should be considered in the differential of ascites with a lymphocyte predominance and serum-ascitic albumin gradient of <1...
January 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184222/canonical-and-non-canonical-aspects-of-jak-stat-signaling-lessons-from-interferons-for-cytokine-responses
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REVIEW
Andrea Majoros, Ekaterini Platanitis, Elisabeth Kernbauer-Hölzl, Felix Rosebrock, Mathias Müller, Thomas Decker
Janus kinase (JAK)-signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) signal transduction mediates cytokine responses. Canonical signaling is based on STAT tyrosine phosphorylation by activated JAKs. Downstream of interferon (IFN) receptors, activated JAKs cause the formation of the transcription factors IFN-stimulated gene factor 3 (ISGF3), a heterotrimer of STAT1, STAT2 and interferon regulatory factor 9 (IRF9) subunits, and gamma interferon-activated factor (GAF), a STAT1 homodimer. In recent years, several deviations from this paradigm were reported...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179378/the-human-immune-response-to-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection
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REVIEW
Clark D Russell, Stefan A Unger, Marc Walton, Jürgen Schwarze
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is an important etiological agent of respiratory infections, particularly in children. Much information regarding the immune response to RSV comes from animal models and in vitro studies. Here, we provide a comprehensive description of the human immune response to RSV infection, based on a systematic literature review of research on infected humans. There is an initial strong neutrophil response to RSV infection in humans, which is positively correlated with disease severity and mediated by interleukin-8 (IL-8)...
April 2017: Clinical Microbiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177960/innate-immune-response-to-burkholderia-mallei
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Kamal U Saikh, Tiffany M Mott
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Burkholderia mallei is a facultative intracellular pathogen that causes the highly contagious and often the fatal disease, glanders. With its high rate of infectivity via aerosol and recalcitrance toward antibiotics, this pathogen is considered a potential biological threat agent. This review focuses on the most recent literature highlighting host innate immune response to B. mallei. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent studies focused on elucidating host innate immune responses to the novel mechanisms and virulence factors employed by B...
February 7, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176607/factors-affecting-the-gamma-interferon-test-in-the-detection-of-bovine-tuberculosis-in-cattle
#16
Geoffrey W de Lisle, Richard S Green, Bryce M Buddle
The gamma interferon (IFN-γ) test has been used for many years as an ancillary test in the detection of bovine tuberculosis. We investigated the effect of skin testing and the length of time between blood collection and processing on the performance of the IFN-γ test. A series of blood samples were taken from groups of experimentally infected cattle ( n = 10), naturally infected ( n = 11), and uninfected animals ( n = 12) that were examined with a caudal fold skin test. Blood was taken on the day of tuberculin injection, 3 d later when the skin tests were read, and 11-19 d post-tuberculin injection, and was processed for the IFN-γ test at 8, 30, and 36 h postcollection...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176427/uterine-serpin-serpina-14-correlates-negatively-with-cytokine-production-at-the-foetal-maternal-interface-but-not-in-the-corpus-luteum-in-pregnant-dairy-heifers-experimentally-infected-with-neospora-caninum
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B Serrano-Pérez, S Almería, R Mur-Novales, I López-Helguera, I Garcia-Ispierto, J L Alabart, L Darwich, F López-Gatius
This study examines gene expression patterns in dairy heifers experimentally infected with N. caninum during on Day 110 of pregnancy with live foetuses at euthanasia, 42 days later. The study population was constituted of four non-infected controls and three infected dams. Gene expression was determined on gamma interferon (IFNγ), (Th1 pro-inflammatory cytokine), interleukin-4 (IL4) (Th2 pro-gestation cytokine) or interleukin-10 (IL10) (T regulatory cytokine) and the serine peptidase inhibitor SERPINA14 in intercaruncular, placental, uterine lymph node (UTLN) and luteal tissue samples...
February 7, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176370/the-cytokine-interferon-%C3%AE-suppresses-the-function-of-capsule-myofibroblasts-and-induces-cell-apoptosis
#18
Stefan G Mattyasovszky, Stefan Mausbach, Ulrike Ritz, Jochen Wollstädter, Irene Schmidtmann, Andreas Baranowski, Phillipp Drees, Pol Maria Rommens, Alexander Hofmann
Myofibroblasts (MFs), a contractile subset of fibroblasts, play a pivotal role in physiological wound healing and in the development of many fibroconnective disorders. The complex cytokine network regulating the function of MFs in joint stiffness is still poorly understood. In this in vitro study, we investigated the effect of the cytokine Interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) on MFs isolated from human joint capsules. MFs were cultivated either in the presence of increasing concentrations of IFN-γ alone or in combination with IFN-γ neutralizing antibodies...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175297/borrelia-primed-and-infected-mice-deficient-of-interleukin-17-develop-arthritis-after-neutralization-of-gamma-interferon
#19
Joseph Kuo, Thomas F Warner, Ronald F Schell
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February 8, 2017: Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174758/interferon-alpha-promotes-th1-response-and-epithelial-apoptosis-via-inflammasome-activation-in-human-intestinal-mucosa
#20
Anne Jarry, Florent Malard, Chantal Bou-Hanna, Guillaume Meurette, Mohamad Mohty, Jean-François Mosnier, Christian L Laboisse, Céline Bossard
BACKGOUND & AIMS: Several lines of investigation suggest that interferon (IFN) alpha can alter human intestinal mucosa homeostasis. These include the endogenous production of IFN alpha in celiac disease or inflammatory bowel diseases, as well as the occurrence of intestinal side effects of exogenous IFN alpha used as a therapeutic tool. Here, we present an ex vivo translational approach to investigate the effects of IFN alpha on the human normal intestinal mucosa, as well as its underlying mechanisms...
January 2017: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
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