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Liang Wang, Changhua Zhang, Jianbo Xu, Hui Wu, Jianjun Peng, Shirong Cai, Yulong He
Chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand 1 (CXCL1) is essential in oncogenesis and development of malignant tumors. The present study aimed to investigate CXCL1 expression in promoting lymph node metastasis in gastric cancer patients. Human gastric cancer cell lines were employed to detect CXCL1 expression. HGC803 cell migration and cell invasion were detected using a wound healing assay and Transwell invasion assay, respectively. A total of 100 patients who underwent radical gastric resection with lymph node dissection in the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat‑Sen University (Guangzhou, China) between 2007 and 2008 were included...
October 13, 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
Robert Bissonnette, Judilyn Fuentes-Duculan, Shunya Mashiko, Xuan Li, Kathleen M Bonifacio, Inna Cueto, Mayte Suárez-Fariñas, Catherine Maari, Chantal Bolduc, Simon Nigen, Marika Sarfati, James G Krueger
BACKGROUND: Palmoplantar pustular psoriasis (PPPP) is a variant of psoriasis, which has significant negative impact on quality of life. The cellular and molecular inflammatory pathways involved in PPPP have not been well studied. OBJECTIVE: Study the expression of cytokines and chemokines involved in the IL-17/IL-23 axis in palmoplantar pustular psoriasis and other difficult to treat psoriasis areas (palms, scalp, elbows and lower legs). METHODS: Skin biopsies were performed on a total of 80 patients with PPPP, non-pustular palmoplantar psoriasis (NPPPP), or psoriasis located on elbows, knees and scalp as well as 10 healthy subjects...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Science
Hiroaki Kasashima, Masakazu Yashiro, Hirohisa Nakamae, Kisyu Kitayama, Go Masuda, Haruhito Kinoshita, Tatsunari Fukuoka, Tsuyoshi Hasegawa, Takahiko Nakane, Masayuki Hino, Kosei Hirakawa, Masaichi Ohira
Tumor stromal cells play a critical role in the progression of diffuse-type gastric cancer (DGC). The aim of this study was to clarify where tumor stromal cells originate from and which factor(s) recruits them into the tumor stroma. Immunodeficient mice with bone marrow transplantation from the cytomegalovirus enhancer/chicken β-actin promoter-enhanced green fluorescent protein mice were used for the in vivo experiments. An in vitro study analyzed the chemotaxis-stimulating factor from DGC cells using bone marrow-derived mesenchymal cells (BM-MCs)...
October 8, 2016: American Journal of Pathology
Sayaka Myojin, Takeru Yoshimura, Shigeo Yoshida, Atsunobu Takeda, Yusuke Murakami, Yoichi Kawano, Yuji Oshima, Tatsuro Ishibashi, Koh-Hei Sonoda
PURPOSE: The analysis of gene expression in idiopathic epiretinal membranes (iERMs) may help elucidate ERM formation and its pathology. Here, we conducted a case-control study, in order to determine the expression levels of cytokines and other genes in eyes with macular hole (MH) or iERM. METHODS: Twenty eyes, obtained from seven male and 13 female patients, were included in the study. The average age of the study subjects was 69.1 ± 7.67 years, and 15 eyes had iERM, while five eyes had MH...
2016: PloS One
Mi-Young Son, Young-Dae Kim, Binna Seol, Mi-Ok Lee, Hee-Jun Na, Bin Yoo, Jae-Suk Chang, Yee Sook Cho
Behçet's disease (BD) is a chronic inflammatory and multisystemic autoimmune disease of unknown etiology. Due to the lack of a specific test for BD, its diagnosis is very difficult, and therapeutic options are limited. Induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology, which provides inaccessible disease-relevant cell types, opens a new era for disease treatment. Here, we generated BD iPSCs from patient somatic cells and differentiated them into hematopoietic precursor cells (BD iPSC-HPCs) as BD model cells...
October 12, 2016: Stem Cells and Development
Chunya Ni, Marie-Sophie Narzt, Ionela-Mariana Nagelreiter, Cheng Feng Zhang, Lionel Larue, Heidemarie Rossiter, Johannes Grillari, Erwin Tschachler, Florian Gruber
Autophagy is a recycling program which allows cells to adapt to metabolic needs and to stress. Defects in autophagy can affect metabolism, aging, proteostasis and inflammation. Autophagy pathway genes, including autophagy related 7 (Atg7), have been associated with the regulation of skin pigmentation, and autophagy defects disturb the biogenesis and transport of melanosomes in melanocytes as well as transfer and processing of melanin into keratinocytes. We have previously shown that mice whose melanocytes or keratinocytes lack Atg7 (and thus autophagy) as a result of specific gene knockout still retained functioning melanosome synthesis and transfer, and displayed only moderate reduction of pigmentation...
October 9, 2016: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
Rosa Mistica C Ignacio, Syeda M Kabir, Eun-Sook Lee, Samuel E Adunyah, Deok-Soo Son
Ovarian cancer is an inflammation-associated malignancy with a high mortality rate. CXCR2 expressing ovarian cancers are aggressive with poorer outcomes. We previously demonstrated that CXCR2-driven ovarian cancer progression potentiated NF-κB activation through EGFR-transactivated Akt. Here, we identified the chemokine signature involved in CXCR2-driven ovarian cancer progression using a mouse peritoneal xenograft model for ovarian cancer spreading with CXCR2-negative (SKA) and positive (SKCXCR2) cells generated previously from parental SKOV-3 cells...
2016: PloS One
Carl-Fredrik Johnzon, Karin Artursson, Robert Söderlund, Bengt Guss, Elin Rönnberg, Gunnar Pejler
Mastitis is a serious medical condition of dairy cattle. Here, we evaluated whether the degree of virulence of mastitis pathogens in a mouse model can be linked to the inflammatory response that they provoke. Clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) (strain 556 and 392) and Escherichia coli (E. coli) (676 and 127), and laboratory control strains [8325-4 (S. aureus) and MG1655 (E. coli)], were injected i.p. into mice, followed by the assessment of clinical scores and inflammatory parameters. As judged by clinical scoring, E...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
Kyra Cowan, Xiaoying Gao, Vaishali Parab, Trung Nguy, Lawren Wu, Joseph R Arron, Michael Townsend, Jeffrey Wallin, Melissa Cheu, Alyssa Morimoto, Eric Wakshull
AIM: To improve on the efficiency of biomarker assay readiness, and for reliable biomarker data to support three drug programs, we implemented a fit-for-purpose approach, qualifying two biomarker assays and validating a third. Results/methodology: The qualification strategy and selection of experiments for two exploratory biomarkers (CXCL1, CCL19) was determined by the intended use of the biomarker data. The third biomarker, IL-6, was validated as the data would be used in monitoring patient safety during dose-escalation studies in a Phase I trial...
October 7, 2016: Bioanalysis
Mariam Meddeb, Wassila Carpentier, Nicolas Cagnard, Sophie Nadaud, Antoine Grillon, Cathy Barthel, Sylvie Josiane De Martino, Benoît Jaulhac, Nathalie Boulanger, Frédéric Schramm
In Lyme borreliosis, the skin is the key site for bacterial inoculation by the infected tick and for cutaneous manifestations. We previously showed that different strains of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto isolated from tick and from different clinical stages of the Lyme borreliosis (erythema migrans, and acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans) elicited a very similar transcriptional response in normal human dermal fibroblasts. In this study, using whole transcriptome microarray chips, we aimed to compare the transcriptional response of normal human dermal fibroblasts stimulated by 3 Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato strains belonging to 3 main pathogenic species (B...
2016: PloS One
Maria L Breser, Ruben D Motrich, Leonardo R Sanchez, Virginia E Rivero
BACKGROUND: Experimental autoimmune prostatitis (EAP) is an autoimmune inflammatory disease of the prostate characterized by peripheral prostate-specific autoimmune responses associated with prostate inflammation. EAP is induced in rodents upon immunization with prostate antigens (PAg) plus adjuvants and shares important clinical and immunological features with the human disease chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS). METHODS: EAP was induced in young NOD, C57BL/6, and BALB/c male mice by immunization with PAg plus complete Freund́s adjuvant...
October 4, 2016: Prostate
Bin Song, Juan Du, Ye Feng, Yong-Jian Gao, Ji-Sheng Zhao
The aim of the present study was to investigate the mechanisms of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in a gastric cancer cell line treated with celecoxib. The human gastric carcinoma cell line NCI-N87 was treated with 15 µM celecoxib for 72 h (celecoxib group) and an equal volume of dimethylsulfoxide (control group), respectively. Libraries were constructed by NEBNext Ultra RNA Library Prep kit for Illumina. Paired-end RNA sequencing reads were aligned to a human hg19 reference genome using TopHat2. Differentially expressed genes (DEGs) and lncRNAs were identified using Cuffdiff...
October 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
De-Li Cao, Bin Qian, Zhi-Jun Zhang, Yong-Jing Gao, Xiao-Bo Wu
Chemokines and their receptors have been demonstrated to be important contributors to the development and maintenance of chronic pain. Recent studies showed that chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand 1 (CXCL1) and its major receptor CXCR2 are respectively expressed in astrocytes and neurons in the spinal cord and are involved in the maintenance of neuropathic pain and inflammatory pain via astrocytic-neuronal interaction. Here we investigated how CXCL1 and CXCR2 are regulated in the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) after peripheral injection of complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA) and its implication in inflammatory pain...
September 30, 2016: Brain Research Bulletin
Kevin J Ashton, Melissa E Reichelt, S Jamal Mustafa, Bunyen Teng, Catherine Ledent, Lea M D Delbridge, Polly A Hofmann, R Ray Morrison, John P Headrick
Influences of adenosine 2A receptor (A2AR) activity on the cardiac transcriptome and genesis of endotoxemic myocarditis are unclear. We applied transcriptomic profiling (39 K Affymetrix arrays) to identify A2AR-sensitive molecules, revealed by receptor knockout (KO), in healthy and endotoxemic hearts. Baseline cardiac function was unaltered and only 37 A2AR-sensitive genes modified by A2AR KO (≥1.2-fold change, <5 % FDR); the five most induced are Mtr, Ppbp, Chac1, Ctsk and Cnpy2 and the five most repressed are Hp, Yipf4, Acta1, Cidec and Map3k2...
September 30, 2016: Purinergic Signalling
Makito Miyake, Shunta Hori, Yosuke Morizawa, Yoshihiro Tatsumi, Yasushi Nakai, Satoshi Anai, Kazumasa Torimoto, Katsuya Aoki, Nobumichi Tanaka, Keiji Shimada, Noboru Konishi, Michihiro Toritsuka, Toshifumi Kishimoto, Charles J Rosser, Kiyohide Fujimoto
Tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) and cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) are reported to be associated with poor prognosis, depending on their pro-tumoral roles. Current knowledge of TAMs and CAFs in the tumor microenvironment of urothelial cancer of the bladder (UCB) is limited. Therefore, we investigated the paracrine effect induced by TAMs and CAFs in the tumor microenvironment of human UCB. For this, we first carried out immunohistochemical analysis for CXCL1, CD204 (TAM marker), αSMA (CAF marker), E-cadherin, and MMP2 using 155 UBC tissue samples...
October 2016: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
Ana T G Guerrero, Larissa G Pinto, Fernando Q Cunha, Sérgio H Ferreira, Jose C Alves-Filho, Waldiceu A Verri, Thiago M Cunha
BACKGROUND: Toll-like receptors (TLRs) including TLR4 and their signal pathways contribute to the pathogenesis of arthritis. Herein, we evaluated the mechanisms underlying the hyperalgesic response caused by TLR4 activation in the tibio-tarsal joint in mice. METHODS: Joint inflammatory hyperalgesia was induced by intra-articular (ia) injection of LPS (lipopolysaccharide- TLR4 agonist) in C57BL/6, TLR4, TLR2, MyD88, TRIF, TNFR1/2 and IL-1R1 knockout ((-/-)) mice...
August 24, 2016: Pharmacological Reports: PR
Daniel A Jones, Rayomand S Khambata, Mervyn Andiapen, Krishnaraj S Rathod, Anthony Mathur, Amrita Ahluwalia
OBJECTIVE: Recent work suggests that intracoronary nitrite reduces myocardial infarct size following primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) for acute myocardial infarction (AMI), although the exact mechanisms are unclear. We explored the effects of nitrite on reperfusion-induced inflammation, by assessing the levels of specific pro-inflammatory mediators, chemokines and adhesion molecules in plasma and circulating cell subtypes as exploratory end points in the NITRITE-AMI cohort...
September 28, 2016: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
Ke-Qi Han, Hui Han, Xue-Qun He, Lei Wang, Xiao-Dong Guo, Xue-Ming Zhang, Jie Chen, Quan-Gang Zhu, Hua Nian, Xiao-Feng Zhai, Ma-Wei Jiang
The purpose of this study was to screen for changes in chemokine and chemokine-related genes that are expressed in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) as potential markers of HCC progression. Total RNA was extracted from tumor and peritumor tissues from mice with HCC and analyzed using a PCR microarray comprising 98 genes. Changes in gene expression of threefold or more were screened and subsequently confirmed by immunohistochemical analyses and western blotting. Furthermore, whether chemokine knockdown by RNA interference (RNAi) could significantly suppress tumor growth in vivo was also evaluated...
September 28, 2016: Cancer Medicine
Valeria Puntorieri, Lynda A McCaig, Christopher J Howlett, Li-Juan Yao, James F Lewis, Cory M Yamashita, Ruud A W Veldhuizen
BACKGROUND: The acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a complex pulmonary disorder in which the local release of cytokines and chemokines appears central to the pathophysiology. OBJECTIVE: Based on the known role of matrix metalloproteinase-3 (MMP3) in inflammatory processes, the objective was to examine the role of MMP3 in the pathogenesis of ARDS through the modulation of pulmonary inflammation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Female and male, wild type (MMP3(+/+)) and knock out (MMP3(-/-)) mice were exposed to two, clinically relevant models of ARDS including (i) lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced lung injury, and (ii) hydrochloric acid-induced lung injury...
September 27, 2016: Experimental Lung Research
H Zhang, J Yue, Z Jiang, H Wu, X Zhang, L Yang, Y Li, S Li, Q Hou, Y Wang, S Wu
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October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
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