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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793105/copd-rat-model-is-more-susceptible-to-cold-stress-and-pm-2-5-exposure-and-the-underlying-mechanism
#1
Kai Zhang, Lei Guo, Qiaozhen Wei, Quanquan Song, Jiangtao Liu, Jingping Niu, Li Zhang, Ye Ruan, Bin Luo
The purpose of this study is to verify the hypothesis that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) model rat is more susceptible to cold stress and fine particulate matter (PM2.5 ) exposure than the healthy rat, and explore the related mechanism. COPD rat model, established with cigarette smoke and lipopolysaccharide intratracheal instillation, were exposed to cold stress (0 °C) and PM2.5 (0, 3.2, 12.8 mg/ml). After that, the levels of superoxide dismutase, inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), monocyte chemotactic protein 1 (MCP-1) and angiotensin Ⅱ (Ang-Ⅱ) in lung were measured, as well as the expression levels of lung 8-hydroxy-2-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG), nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB), heme-oxygenase-1 (HO-1) and nuclear factor erythroid-2-related factor 2 (Nrf2)...
May 21, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792849/the-role-and-mechanism-of-k-ca-3-1-channels-in-human-monocyte-migration-induced-by-palmitic-acid
#2
Xiao-Zhen Ma, Zheng-Da Pang, Jun-Hong Wang, Zheng Song, Li-Mei Zhao, Xiao-Jun Du, Xiu-Ling Deng
Monocyte migration into diseased tissues contributes to the pathogenesis of diseases. Intermediate-conductance Ca2+ -activated K+ (KCa 3.1) channels play an important role in cell migration. However, the role of KCa 3.1 channels in mediating monocyte migration induced by palmitic acid (PA) is still unclear. Using cultured THP-1 cells and peripheral blood mononuclear cells from healthy subjects, we investigated the role and signaling mechanisms of KCa 3.1 channels in mediating the migration induced by PA. Using methods of Western blotting analysis, RNA interference, cell migration assay and ELISA, we found that PA-treated monocytes exhibited increment of the protein levels of KCa 3...
May 21, 2018: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792210/quantitative-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-extracellular-volume-native-t1-and-18f-fdg-pet-cmr-imaging-in-patients-after-revascularized-myocardial-infarction-and-association-with-markers-of-myocardial-damage-and-systemic-inflammation
#3
Karl P Kunze, Ralf J Dirschinger, Hans Kossmann, Franziska Hanus, Tareq Ibrahim, Karl-Ludwig Laugwitz, Markus Schwaiger, Christoph Rischpler, Stephan G Nekolla
BACKGROUND: Characterization of tissue integrity and inflammatory processes after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) using non-invasive imaging is predictive of patient outcome. Quantitative cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) techniques such as native T1 and extracellular volume (ECV) mapping as well as 18 F-FDG positron emission tomography (PET) imaging targeting inflammatory cell populations are gaining acceptance, but are often applied without assessing their quantitative potential...
May 24, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791797/modulating-macrophage-polarization-through-ccr2-inhibition-and-multivalent-engagement
#4
Michael B Deci, Scott W Ferguson, Sydney L Scatigno, Juliane Nguyen
Excessive or prolonged recruitment of inflammatory monocytes to damaged tissue can significantly worsen patient outcomes. Monocytes migrate to sites of tissue inflammation in response to high local concentrations of CCL2, a chemokine that binds to and signals through the CCR2 receptor. While the role of CCR2 in cellular migration is well studied, it is unclear how CCR2 inhibition affects macrophage polarization and if multivalency can increase downstream signaling effects. Using affinity selection with a phage library, we identified a novel scFv (58C) that binds specifically and with high affinity to the N-terminal domain of CCR2 (KD = 59...
May 23, 2018: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791795/surface-acoustic-wave-saw-driven-device-for-dynamic-cell-cultures
#5
Gina Greco, Matteo Agostini, Ilaria Tonazzini, Damiano Sallemi, Stefano Barone, Marco Cecchini
In the last decades new types of cell cultures have been introduced to provide better cell survival and development, and micro/nano-environmental physico-chemical conditions aimed to mimic those present in vivo. However, despite the efforts made, the systems available to date are often difficult to replicate and use. Here, an easy-to-use surface acoustic wave (SAW)-based platform is presented for realizing dynamic cell cultures that is compatible with standard optical microscopes, incubators and cell culture dishes...
May 23, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791764/synergy-between-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-%C3%AE-agonist-and-radiotherapy-in-cancer
#6
Guodong Huang, Limei Yin, Jie Lan, Ruizhan Tong, Mengqian Li, Feifei Na, Xianming Mo, Chong Chen, Jianxin Xue, You Lu
ANGIOGENESIS AND INFLAMMATION ARE CRUCIAL PROCESSES, THROUGH WHICH THE: tumor microenvironment (TME) influences tumor progression. In this STUDY, WE REVEALED THAT PEROXISOME PROLIFERATOR-ACTIVATED RECEPTOR Γ (PPARΓ) IS: NOT ONLY EXPRESSED IN CT26 AND 4T1 TUMOR CELL LINES BUT ALSO IN CELLS OF TME,: including endothelial cells and tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs). In addition, WE DEMONSTRATED THAT ROSIGLITAZONE MAY INDUCE TUMOR VESSEL NORMALIZATION AND REDUCE: TAM infiltration. Additionally, 4T1 and CT26 tumor-bearing mice treated with ROSIGLITAZONE IN COMBINATION WITH RADIOTHERAPY DISPLAYED A SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION IN: lesion size and lung metastasis...
May 23, 2018: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791477/functional-characterization-of-oxazolone-induced-colitis-and-survival-improvement-by-vagus-nerve-stimulation
#7
Elisa Meroni, Nathalie Stakenborg, Pedro J Gomez-Pinilla, Gert De Hertogh, Gera Goverse, Gianluca Matteoli, Simon Verheijden, Guy E Boeckxstaens
BACKGROUND: Oxazolone-induced colitis has been frequently used in literature as a model of IBD, but insights into the underlying immune response and pathological features are surprisingly still very limited. Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) has proven to be effective in innate and Th1/Th17 predominant inflammatory models, including pre-clinical models of colitis, however to what extent VNS is also effective in ameliorating Th2-driven colitis remains to be studied. In the present study, we therefore further characterized the immune response in oxazolone-induced colitis and investigated the potential therapeutic effect of VNS...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791013/frontline-science-buprenorphine-decreases-ccl2-mediated-migration-of-cd14-cd16-monocytes
#8
Matias Jaureguiberry-Bravo, Lillie Lopez, Joan W Berman
HIV infection of the CNS causes neuroinflammation and damage that contributes to the development of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) in greater than 50% of HIV-infected individuals, despite antiretroviral therapy (ART). Opioid abuse is a major risk factor for HIV infection. It has been shown that opioids can contribute to increased HIV CNS pathogenesis, in part, by modulating the function of immune cells. HIV enters the CNS within two weeks after peripheral infection by transmigration of infected monocytes across the blood brain barrier (BBB)...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790276/combination-therapy-with-intensive-granulocyte-and-monocyte-adsorptive-apheresis-plus-ustekinumab-in-patients-with-refractory-crohn-s-disease
#9
Satoshi Tanida, Tsutomu Mizoshita, Keiji Ozeki, Takahito Katano, Mamoru Tanaka, Hirotada Nishie, Takaya Shimura, Yasuyuki Okamoto, Eiji Kubota, Hiromi Kataoka, Takashi Joh
Ustekinumab is applied to induce clinical remission in patients with Crohn's disease. Granulocyte and monocyte absorptive apheresis depletes activated myeloid lineage leukocytes and has been applied for active Crohn's disease. This study retrospectively examined the efficacy and safety of combining intensive granulocyte and monocyte absorptive apheresis and ustekinumab for remission induction therapy in refractory Crohn's disease. Between June and September 2017, three consecutive cases (two females) with refractory Crohn's disease were treated with intensive granulocyte and monocyte absorptive apheresis plus ustekinumab...
May 23, 2018: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790247/the-promotion-of-tissue-engineering-blood-vessel-patency-by-cgs21680-through-regulating-pro-inflammatory-activities-of-endothelial-progenitor-cell
#10
Wen Chen, Li Xiao, Jian Bai, Wen Zeng, Mingcan Yang, Bingyi Shi, Chuhong Zhu
The mobilization and homing of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) contribute to the rapid endothelialization of tissue engineering blood vessel (TEBV). Inflammation can affect TEBV patency, and monocytes/macrophages (MM) are the main effector cells. But it is not clear how EPCs interact with MM after TEBV transplantation. Our results showed acellular materials would not directly cause acute and severe inflammatory responses but activate E-selectin expression in homing EPCs, gradually promoting the polarization of MM to the M1...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790117/regulatory-roles-of-mir-155-and-let-7b-on-the-expression-of-inflammation-related-genes-in-thp-1-cells-effects-of-fatty-acids
#11
J L Marques-Rocha, M Garcia-Lacarte, M Samblas, J Bressan, J A Martínez, F I Milagro
The main aim of this investigation was to study the regulatory roles of let-7b and miR-155-3p on the expression of inflammation-associated genes in monocytes, macrophages, and lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-activated macrophages (AcM). A second goal was to analyze the potential modulatory roles of different fatty acids, including oleic, palmitic, eicosapentaenoic (EPA), and docosahexaenoic (DHA), on the expression of these miRNAs in the three cell types. This hypothesis was tested in human acute monocytic leukemia cells (THP-1), which were differentiated into macrophages with 2-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA) and further activated with LPS for 24 h...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789880/distinctive-cd8-t-cell-and-mhc-class-i-signatures-in-polycythemia-vera-patients
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Elsa M Cardoso, André J Esgalhado, Luís Patrão, Mónica Santos, Vasco Pinto Neves, Jorge Martinez, Maria Assunção Vaz Patto, Helena Silva, Fernando A Arosa
Polycythemia vera (PV) is a myeloproliferative neoplasm characterized by overproduction of red blood cells. We have performed a comprehensive characterization of blood immune cells for expression of naïve and memory receptors as well as β2 m-associated and β2 m-free MHC class I heavy chains, also known as closed and open conformers, respectively, in PV patients and age-matched controls (CTR). We show that the peripheral CD3+ CD8+ T cell pool in PV patients is clearly divided into two discrete populations, a more granular CD3+ CD8high T cell population enriched in effector-memory CD45RA+ T cells (CD8+ TEMRA) when compared to CTR (P < 0...
May 22, 2018: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789790/distinct-epitopes-on-cd13-mediate-opposite-consequences-for-cell-adhesion
#13
Claudia A Garay-Canales, Ileana Licona-Limón, Enrique Ortega
CD13 is a membrane glycoprotein with aminopeptidase activity, expressed on several cell types, including myeloid cells (dendritic cells, monocytes, macrophages, neutrophils, etc.). CD13 participates in several functions such as proteolytic regulation of bioactive peptides, viral receptor, angiogenesis, and tumor metastasis. CD13 has also been proposed to participate in cell adhesion, as crosslinking of CD13 by certain CD13-specific antibodies induces homotypic aggregation of monocytes and heterotypic adhesion of monocytes to endothelial cells...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789661/a-correlative-and-quantitative-imaging-approach-enabling-characterization-of-primary-cell-cell-communication-case-of-human-cd4-t-cell-macrophage-immunological-synapses
#14
Richard Kasprowicz, Emma Rand, Peter J O'Toole, Nathalie Signoret
Cell-to-cell communication engages signaling and spatiotemporal reorganization events driven by highly context-dependent and dynamic intercellular interactions, which are difficult to capture within heterogeneous primary cell cultures. Here, we present a straightforward correlative imaging approach utilizing commonly available instrumentation to sample large numbers of cell-cell interaction events, allowing qualitative and quantitative characterization of rare functioning cell-conjugates based on calcium signals...
May 22, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789652/small-hypoxia-primed-mesenchymal-stem-cells-attenuate-graft-versus-host-disease
#15
YongHwan Kim, Hye Jin Jin, Jinbeom Heo, Hyein Ju, Hye-Yeon Lee, Sujin Kim, Seungun Lee, Jisun Lim, Sang Young Jeong, JiHye Kwon, Miyeon Kim, Soo Jin Choi, Wonil Oh, Yoon Sun Yang, Hyun Ho Hwang, Hwan Yeul Yu, Chae-Min Ryu, Hong Bae Jeon, Dong-Myung Shin
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are of particular interest for the treatment of immune-related diseases due to their immunosuppressive capacity. Here, we show that Small MSCs primed with Hypoxia and Calcium ions (SHC-MSCs) exhibit enhanced stemness and immunomodulatory functions for treating allogeneic conflicts. Compared with naïve cultured human umbilical cord blood-derived MSCs, SHC-MSCs were resistant to passage-dependent senescence mediated via the monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 and p53/p21 cascade and secreted large amounts of pro-angiogenic and immunomodulatory factors, resulting in suppression of T-cell proliferation...
May 22, 2018: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789606/the-prognostic-value-of-systemic-inflammation-in-patients-undergoing-surgery-for-colon-cancer-comparison-of-composite-ratios-and-cumulative-scores
#16
Ross D Dolan, Stephen T McSorley, James H Park, David G Watt, Campbell S Roxburgh, Paul G Horgan, Donald C McMillan
INTRODUCTION: The systemic inflammatory response has been proven to have a prognostic value. There are two methods of assessing the systemic inflammatory response composite ratios (R) and cumulative scores (S). The aim of this study was to compare the prognostic value of ratios and scores in patients undergoing surgery for colon cancer. METHODS: Patients were identified prospectively in a single surgical unit. Preoperative neutrophil (N), lymphocyte (L), monocyte (M) and platelet (P) counts, CRP (C) and albumin (A) levels were recorded...
May 23, 2018: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789495/apolipoprotein-e-and-atherosclerosis-from-lipoprotein-metabolism-to-microrna-control-of-inflammation
#17
REVIEW
Laura Bouchareychas, Robert L Raffai
Apolipoprotein (apo) E stands out among plasma apolipoproteins through its unprecedented ability to protect against atherosclerosis. Although best recognized for its ability to mediate plasma lipoprotein clearance in the liver and protect against macrophage foam cell formation, our recent understanding of the influence that apoE can exert to control atherosclerosis has significantly widened. Among apoE's newfound athero-protective properties include an ability to control exaggerated hematopoiesis, blood monocyte activation and aortic stiffening in mice with hyperlipidemia...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Development and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789388/tissue-resident-macrophages-in-the-intestine-are-long-lived-and-defined-by-tim-4-and-cd4-expression
#18
Tovah N Shaw, Stephanie A Houston, Kelly Wemyss, Hayley M Bridgeman, Thomas A Barbera, Tamsin Zangerle-Murray, Patrick Strangward, Amanda J L Ridley, Ping Wang, Samira Tamoutounour, Judith E Allen, Joanne E Konkel, John R Grainger
A defining feature of resident gut macrophages is their high replenishment rate from blood monocytes attributed to tonic commensal stimulation of this site. In contrast, almost all other tissues contain locally maintained macrophage populations, which coexist with monocyte-replenished cells at homeostasis. In this study, we identified three transcriptionally distinct mouse gut macrophage subsets that segregate based on expression of Tim-4 and CD4. Challenging current understanding, Tim-4+ CD4+ gut macrophages were found to be locally maintained, while Tim-4- CD4+ macrophages had a slow turnover from blood monocytes; indeed, Tim-4- CD4- macrophages were the only subset with the high monocyte-replenishment rate currently attributed to gut macrophages...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789368/the-case-for-an-expanded-concept-of-trained-immunity
#19
Antonio Cassone
Trained immunity was originally proposed as a program of innate immunity memory by innate immunity cells of hematopoietic origin such as the monocytes/macrophages and the NK cells. Here I discuss some old and new data justifying this program and some specific, still unanswered, questions it raises regarding the model fungus Candida albicans and the chronic, inflammatory vulvovaginal disease it causes. Building upon this well-established program, the recent reports that epithelial cells of mammals can also acquire memory from previous stimulations, and the apparent intrinsic ability of many living cells from bacteria to mammals to learn from experience, I suggest an expansion of the concept of trained immunity to include all cells of different lineages with the potential of memorizing previous microbial encounters...
May 22, 2018: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788291/cd1a-expressing-monocytes-as-mediators-of-inflammation-in-ulcerative-colitis
#20
Omar Al-Amodi, Henrika Jodeleit, Florian Beigel, Eckhard Wolf, Matthias Siebeck, Roswitha Gropp
Background: CD1a-expressing CD14+ monocytes have been identified as inducers of autoreactive T cells. In this study, the link between inflammatory and metabolic signals and CD1a-expressing monocytes in vitro and in vivo was examined, and CD1a was evaluated as a potential therapeutic target for treatment of ulcerative colitis (UC). Methods: Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from UC patients and non-UC donors were incubated with phosphatidylcholine (PC) for 2 and 7 days and subjected to flow cytometric analysis...
May 17, 2018: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
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