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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527302/aortic-adventitial-fibroblast-sensitivity-to-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-inhibitors-depends-on-substrate-stiffness
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Rebecca A Scott, Prathamesh M Kharkar, Kristi L Kiick, Robert E Akins
Adventitial fibroblasts (AFs) are key determinants of arterial function and critical mediators of arterial disease progression. The effects of altered stiffness, particularly those observed across individuals during normal vascular function, and the mechanisms by which AFs respond to altered stiffness, are not well understood. To study the effects of matrix stiffness on AF phenotype, cytokine production, and the regulatory pathways utilized to interpret basic cell-matrix interactions, human aortic AFs were grown in 5%, 7...
May 10, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526636/rebamipide-ameliorates-radiation-induced-intestinal-injury-in-a-mouse-model
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Sehwan Shim, Hyo-Sun Jang, Hyun-Wook Myung, Jae Kyung Myung, Jin-Kyu Kang, Min-Jung Kim, Seung Bum Lee, Won-Suk Jang, Sun-Joo Lee, Young-Woo Jin, Seung-Sook Lee, Sunhoo Park
Radiation-induced enteritis is a major side effect in cancer patients undergoing abdominopelvic radiotherapy. Radiation exposure produces an uncontrolled inflammatory cascade and epithelial cell loss leading to impaired epithelial barrier function. The goal of this study was to determine the effect of rebamipide on regeneration of the intestinal epithelia after radiation injury. The abdomens of C57BL/6 mice were exposed to 13Gy of irradiation (IR) and then the mice were treated with rebamipide. Upon IR, intestinal epithelia were destroyed structurally at the microscopic level and bacterial translocation was increased...
May 16, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526535/tnf-%C3%AE-is-superior-to-conventional-inflammatory-mediators-in-forecasting-ivig-nonresponse-and-coronary-arteritis-in-chinese-children-with-kawasaki-disease
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Peng Hu, Guang Mei Jiang, Yue Wu, Bao Yu Huang, Si Yan Liu, Dong Dong Zhang, Yao Xu, Yang Fang Wu, Xun Xia, Wei Wei, Bo Hu
BACKGROUND: Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) -α is of inflammatory cytokines produced chiefly by activated monocyte/macrophages, and has been implicated in the pathogenesis of Kawasaki disease (KD). We elucidated the relationship of plasma TNF-α with conventional inflammatory mediators, clinical classification, intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) response and coronary arteritis in the course of KD. METHODS: Seventy Chinese children with KD were enrolled and divided into 6 subgroups, including complete KD, incomplete KD, IVIG-responsive KD, IVIG-nonresponsive KD, coronary artery (CA) -noninvolvement KD and CA-involvement KD...
May 16, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523372/dietary-eicosapentaenoic-acid-normalizes-hippocampal-omega-3-and-6-polyunsaturated-fatty-acid-profile-attenuates-glial-activation-and-regulates-bdnf-function-in-a-rodent-model-of-neuroinflammation-induced-by-central-interleukin-1%C3%AE-administration
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Yilong Dong, Min Xu, Allan V Kalueff, Cai Song
PURPOSE: Interleukin (IL)-1β can activate glial cells to trigger neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration. Lower omega (n)-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and lower n-3/n-6 PUFA ratios occur in the brain of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). We have previously reported that an n-3 PUFA, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), can improve memory and attenuate neurodegeneration-like changes in animal models of AD. However, whether and how EPA modulates glial cell activity and functions remains unclear...
May 18, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522598/immunotherapeutic-approaches-of-il-1-neutralization-in-the-tumor-microenvironment
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REVIEW
Ron N Apte, Elena Voronov
IL-1 is a pleiotropic cytokine that controls inflammation, immunity, and hemopoiesis. The major IL-1 agonistic molecules are IL-1α and IL-1β, which bind to IL-1R type I (IL-1R1) and induce similar biologic functions. The IL-1R antagonist (IL-1Ra) is a physiologic inhibitor of IL-1R1 signaling. In the tumor microenvironment, IL-1 is expressed by malignant, stromal, and infiltrating cells and supports tumor invasiveness and progression. We have shown that in the tumor microenvironment, the IL-1 agonistic molecules act different as a result of their local amounts and their compartmentalization within the producing cells...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522569/brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-and-airway-fibrosis-in-asthma
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Michelle R Freeman, Venkatachalem Sathish, Logan J Manlove, Shengyu Wang, Rodney D Britt, Michael A Thompson, Christina M Pabelick, Y S Prakash
Airway remodeling in asthma driven by inflammation involves proliferation of epithelial cells and airway smooth muscle (ASM), as well as enhanced extracellular matrix (ECM) generation and deposition, i.e. fibrosis. Accordingly, understanding pro-fibrotic mechanisms is important for developing novel therapeutic strategies in asthma. Recent studies, including our own, have suggested a role for locally-produced growth factors such as brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in mediating and modulating inflammation effects...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522460/soluble-pd-l1-as-a-biomarker-in-malignant-melanoma-and-checkpoint-blockade
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Jun Zhou, Kathleen M Mahoney, Anita Giobbie-Hurder, Fengmin Zhao, Sandra Lee, Xiaoyun Liao, Scott Rodig, Jingjing Li, Xinqi Wu, Lisa H Butterfield, Matthias Piesche, Michael P Manos, Lauren M Eastman, Glenn Dranoff, Gordon J Freeman, F Stephen Hodi
Blockade of the pathway including Programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) and its receptor Programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) has produced clinical benefits in patients with a variety of cancers.  Elevated levels of soluble PD-L1 (sPD-L1) have been associated with worse prognosis in renal cell carcinoma and multiple myeloma.  However, the regulatory roles and function of sPD-L1 particularly in connection with immune checkpoint blockade treatment are not fully understood.  We identified four splice variants of PD-L1 in melanoma cells, and all of them are secreted...
May 18, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520696/an-ovine-model-of-hyperdynamic-endotoxemia-and-vital-organ-metabolism
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Liam Byrne, Nchafatso G Obonyo, Sara Diab, Kimble Dunster, Margaret Passmore, Ai Ching Boon, Louise See Hoe, Karen Hay, Frank Van Haren, John-Paul Tung, Louise Cullen, Kiran Shekar, Kathryn Maitland, John F Fraser
BACKGROUND: Animal models of endotoxemia are frequently used to understand the pathophysiology of sepsis and test new therapies. However, important differences exist between commonly used experimental models of endotoxemia and clinical sepsis. Animal models of endotoxemia frequently produce hypodynamic shock in contrast to clinical hyperdynamic shock. This difference may exaggerate the importance of hypoperfusion as a causative factor in organ dysfunction. This study sought to develop an ovine model of hyperdynamic endotoxemia and assess if there is evidence of impaired oxidative metabolism in the vital organs...
May 17, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520463/a-preclinical-assessment-of-early-continuous-passive-motion-and-treadmill-therapeutic-exercises-for-generating-chondroprotective-effects-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-rupture
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Nai-Jen Chang, Kuan-Wei Lee, Chih-Jou Chu, Ming-You Shie, Pei-Hsi Chou, Chih-Chan Lin, Peir-In Liang
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is a well-known risk factor for the development of posttraumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA). However, whether using continuous passive motion (CPM) with or without additional treadmill exercise (TRE) in early ACL injury might provide chondroprotective effects and further decrease the risk of PTOA has yet to be determined. HYPOTHESIS: CPM may offer an enhanced chondroprotective effect, but TRE may attenuate that effect due to the mechanical stress on the joint and inflammatory cytokines in the joint...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28519900/type-i-interferon-pathway-in-cns-homeostasis-and-neurological-disorders
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REVIEW
Thomas Blank, Marco Prinz
Type I interferons (IFNs), IFN-α and IFN-β, represent the major effector cytokines of the host immune response against viruses and other intracellular pathogens. These cytokines are produced via activation of numerous pattern recognition receptors, including the Toll-like receptor signaling network, retinoic acid-inducible gene-1 (RIG-1), melanoma differentiation-associated protein-5 (MDA-5) and interferon gamma-inducible protein-16 (IFI-16). Whilst the contribution of type I IFNs to peripheral immunity is well documented, they can also be produced by almost every cell in the central nervous system (CNS)...
May 18, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518154/il-17-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cells-as-kick-starters-of-inflammation
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REVIEW
Pedro H Papotto, Julie C Ribot, Bruno Silva-Santos
Shortly after the discovery of interleukin 17 (IL-17)-producing CD4(+) helper T cells (TH17 cells), it was found that γδ T cells can also secrete large amounts of this pro-inflammatory cytokine. A decade later, it is now known that IL-17(+) γδ T cells (γδ17 T cells) are often the main providers of IL-17A in various models of inflammatory diseases, while they also contribute to protective immune responses to infectious organisms. Due to an intricate thymic program of differentiation, γδ17 T cells are able to respond faster than TH17 cells do and thus predominate in the early stages of inflammatory responses...
May 18, 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518123/expression-of-exogenous-cytokine-in-patient-derived-xenografts-via-injection-with-a-cytokine-transduced-stromal-cell-line
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Jacqueline S Coats, Ineavely Baez, Cornelia Stoian, Terry-Ann M Milford, Xiaobing Zhang, Olivia L Francis, Ruijun Su, Kimberly J Payne
Patient-derived xenograft (PDX) mice are produced by transplanting human cells into immune deficient mice. These models are an important tool for studying the mechanisms of normal and malignant hematopoiesis and are the gold standard for identifying effective chemotherapies for many malignancies. PDX models are possible because many of the mouse cytokines also act on human cells. However, this is not the case for all cytokines, including many that are critical for studying normal and malignant hematopoiesis in human cells...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515391/advanced-glycation-end-products-regulate-interleukin-1%C3%AE-production-in-human-placenta
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Kotomi Seno, Saoko Sase, Ayae Ozeki, Hironori Takahashi, Akihide Ohkuchi, Hirotada Suzuki, Shigeki Matsubara, Hisataka Iwata, Takehito Kuwayama, Koumei Shirasuna
Maternal obesity is a major risk factor for pregnancy complications, causing inflammatory cytokine release in the placenta, including interleukin-1β (IL-1β), IL-6, and IL-8. Pregnant women with obesity develop accelerated systemic and placental inflammation with elevated circulating advanced glycation end products (AGEs). IL-1β is a pivotal inflammatory cytokine associated with obesity and pregnancy complications, and its production is regulated by NLR family pyrin domain-containing 3 (NLRP3) inflammasomes...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514189/effects-of-vaccination-with-the-c-strain-vaccine-on-immune-cells-and-cytokines-of-pigs-against-classical-swine-fever-virus
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Lu Xu, Xue-Zheng Fan, Qi-Zu Zhao, Zheng-Xing Zhang, Kai Chen, Yi-Bao Ning, Qian-Yi Zhang, Xing-Qi Zou, Yuan-Yuan Zhu, Cui Li, Yu-Jie Zhang, Qin Wang
The attenuated C-strain vaccine against classical swine fever virus (CSFV) is one of the safest and most effective attenuated vaccines. However, little is known of the host immune response after vaccination with the C-strain vaccine. Blood samples from vaccinated pigs were collected to evaluate the number of immune cells, the level of specific CSFV antibody, and related cytokines induced by the vaccination of C-strain vaccine. The C-strain nucleic acid was gradually removed and specific antibody to vaccine kept increasing; the amount of the lymphocyte, Tc cell, and Th cell increased; some inflammatory cytokines such as interleukin (IL)-1 and tumor necrosis factor-α mainly showed downregulated trends, but IL-6 and IL-8 were upregulated greatly; IL-2, IL-4, IL-5, IL-12p40, IL-13, interferon (IFN)-I, and Toll-like receptors (TLRs) kept high expression level after 28 days postvaccination (dpv); IFN-γ was upregulated slightly at 5 and 9 dpv, respectively...
May 17, 2017: Viral Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513594/regionally-compartmentalized-resident-memory-t-cells-mediate-naturally-acquired-protection-against-pneumococcal-pneumonia
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N Ms Smith, G A Wasserman, F T Coleman, K L Hilliard, K Yamamoto, E Lipsitz, R Malley, H Dooms, M R Jones, L J Quinton, J P Mizgerd
As children age, they become less susceptible to the diverse microbes causing pneumonia. These microbes are pathobionts that infect the respiratory tract multiple times during childhood, generating immunological memory. To elucidate mechanisms of such naturally acquired immune protection against pneumonia, we modeled a relevant immunological history in mice by infecting their airways with mismatched serotypes of Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus). Previous pneumococcal infections provided protection against a heterotypic, highly virulent pneumococcus, as evidenced by reduced bacterial burdens and long-term sterilizing immunity...
May 17, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513593/jak3-deficiency-blocks-innate-lymphoid-cell-development
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M L Robinette, M Cella, J B Telliez, T K Ulland, A D Barrow, K Capuder, S Gilfillan, L-L Lin, L D Notarangelo, M Colonna
Loss-of-function mutations in the tyrosine kinase JAK3 cause autosomal recessive severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID). Defects in this form of SCID are restricted to the immune system, which led to the development of immunosuppressive JAK inhibitors. We find that the B6.Cg-Nr1d1(tm1Ven)/LazJ mouse line purchased from Jackson Laboratories harbors a spontaneous mutation in Jak3, generating a SCID phenotype and an inability to generate antigen-independent professional cytokine-producing innate lymphoid cells (ILCs)...
May 17, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512033/bifidobacterium-cect-7765-modulates-early-stress-induced-immune-neuroendocrine-and-behavioral-alterations-in-mice
#17
A Moya-Pérez, A Perez-Villalba, A Benítez-Páez, I Campillo, Y Sanz
Emerging evidence suggests that there is a window of opportunity within the early developmental period, when microbiota-based interventions could play a major role in modulating the gut-brain axis and, thereby, in preventing mood disorders. This study aims at evaluating the effects and mode of action of Bifidobacterium pseudocatenulatum CECT 7765 in a murine model of chronic stress induced by maternal separation (MS). C57Bl/6J male breast-fed pups were divided into four groups, which were subjected or not to MS and supplemented with placebo or B...
May 13, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511289/human-enthesis-group-3-innate-lymphoid-cells
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Richard J Cuthbert, Evangelos M Fragkakis, Robert Dunsmuir, Zhi Li, Mark Coles, Helena Marzo-Ortega, Peter Giannoudis, Elena Jones, Yasser M El-Sherbiny, Dennis McGonagle
Objective Group 3 innate lymphoid cells (ILC3s) play a pivotal role in barrier tissues such as the gut and the skin, two important sites of disease in spondyloarthropathy (SpA). It was investigated whether normal and injured human enthesis, the key target tissue in early SpA, harboured ILC3s in entheseal soft tissue (EST) and adjacent peri-entheseal bone (PEB). Methods Interspinous ligament and spinous process bone was collected from donors with no systemic inflammatory disease, enzymatically digested and immunophenotyped...
May 16, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509314/influence-of-oxygen-concentration-on-t-cell-proliferation-and-susceptibility-to-apoptosis-in-healthy-men-and-women
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Agnieszka Waskowska, Katarzyna A Lisowska, Agnieszka Daca, Izabella Henc, Fredrik Brandberg, Paula Mazurek, Edyta Brzustewicz, Jacek M Witkowski, Ewa Bryl
INTRODUCTION: Much of what we know about the functioning of human T lymphocytes is based on the experiments carried out in atmospheric oxygen (O₂) concentrations, which are significantly higher than those maintained in blood. Interestingly, the gender differences in the activity of T cells and their susceptibility to apoptosis under different O₂ conditions have not yet been described. The aim of the study was to compare two main markers of lymphocyte function: proliferation capacity and ability to produce cytokines as well as their susceptibility to apoptosis under two different O₂ concentrations, between men and women...
2017: Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507799/characterization-of-a-human-anti-tumoral-nk-cell-population-expanded-after-bcg-treatment-of-leukocytes
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Eva M García-Cuesta, Gloria Esteso, Omodele Ashiru, Sheila López-Cobo, Mario Álvarez-Maestro, Ana Linares, Mei M Ho, Luis Martínez-Piñeiro, Hugh T Reyburn, Mar Valés-Gómez
Immunotherapy, via intra-vesical instillations of BCG, is the therapy of choice for patients with high-risk non-muscle invasive bladder cancer. The subsequent recruitment of lymphocytes and myeloid cells, as well as the release of cytokines and chemokines, is believed to induce a local immune response that eliminates these tumors, but the detailed mechanisms of action of this therapy are not well understood. Here, we have studied the phenotype and function of the responding lymphocyte populations as well as the spectrum of cytokines and chemokines produced in an in vitro model of human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) co-cultured with BCG...
2017: Oncoimmunology
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