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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324879/quantitative-analysis-of-uveitis-macular-edema-in-multiple-sclerosis-patients-receiving-deep-posterior-sub-tenon-triamcinolone-acetonide-injection
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Svetlana Jovanović, Tatjana Šarenac Vulović, Filip Radotić, Zorica Tončić, Maja Živković, Nenad Petrović
AIM: We aimed to analyze the effects of adjunctive posterior sub-Tenon capsule triamcinolone acetonide injection in the treatment of intermediate uveitis macular edema in multiple sclerosis patients that could not be controlled by systemic corticosteroid medications and immunomodulators. METHODS: The study included 30 eyes of 25 patients with multiple sclerosis who received a posterior sub-Tenon injection of 40 mg/mL triamcinolone acetonide. Parameters monitored for therapy efficiency were best-corrected visual acuity, intraocular pressure, central foveal thickness (CFT), and fluorescein angiography (FA) scores...
March 22, 2017: Ophthalmic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324804/high-density-lipoprotein-immunomodulates-the-functional-activities-of-macrophage-and-cytokines-produced-during-ex-vivo-macrophage-cd4-t-cell-crosstalk-at-the-recent-onset-human-type-1-diabetes
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Ibtissem Benghalem, Warda Meziane, Zeyneb Hadjidj, Lamia Ysmail-Dahlouk, Ahmed Belamri, Kheira Mouhadjer, Mourad Aribi
BACKGROUND: Both CD4(+) T cells and macrophages are mainly involved in the autoimmune-mediated β-cells destruction in type 1 diabetes (T1D). The aim of this study was to examine the effect of HDL on functional activities of macrophage and its ability to regulate the production of cytokines in autologous mixed macrophage/CD4(+) T cells at the recent-onset human type 1 diabetes. METHODS: Cell samples were isolated from volunteers with recent-onset T1D or healthy controls...
March 16, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319748/modulation-of-vascular-function-and-anti-aggregation-effect-induced-by-1%C3%A2-3-1%C3%A2-6-%C3%AE-d-glucan-of-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-and-its-carboxymethylated-derivative-in-rats
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Lorena Soares Bezerra, Marciane Magnani, Raul Jorge Hernan Castro-Gomez, Hassler Clementino Cavalcante, Tays Amanda Felisberto da Silva, Renata Layne Paixão Vieira, Isac Almeida de Medeiros, Robson Cavalcante Veras
BACKGROUND: β-d-Glucans are polysaccharides found in the cell walls of yeasts, such as Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and they have been studied because of their beneficial effects on health, mainly in terms of immunomodulation. However, information on the action of these polymers on vascular and platelet function is still scarce. This study evaluate the effect of (1→3) (1→6) β-d-glucan (βG-Sc) and its carboxymethylated derivative (CM-G) on vascular and platelet function in rats. METHODS: The animals received daily oral treatments with βG-Sc (20mg/kg) and CM-G (20mg/kg) for eight days...
January 12, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319073/ex-vivo-t-cell-depletion-in-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-past-present-and-future
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REVIEW
A Saad, L S Lamb
The most common cause of post-transplant mortality in patients with hematological malignancy is relapse, followed by GvHD, infections, organ toxicity and second malignancy. Immune-mediated complications such as GvHD continue to be challenging, yet amenable to control through manipulation of the T-cell compartment of the donor graft with subsequent immunomodulation after transplant. However, risk of both relapse and infection increase concomitantly with T-cell depletion (TCD) strategies that impair immune recovery...
March 20, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317057/synthesis-and-evaluation-of-a-tag-free-photoactive-phospho-ceramide-analogue-1-pcera-1-probe-to-study-immunomodulation-in-macrophages
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Rambabu Dandela, Roi Mashiach, Raju Adepu, Rachel Gregor, Muhammad Athamna, Efrat Zecharia, Orna Ernst, Tsaffrir Zor, Michael M Meijler
Phospho-ceramide analogue-1 (PCERA-1), a synthetic analogue of ceramide-1-phosphate (C1P), has been previously shown to act as a potent modulator of macrophage activity and inflammation. We have developed an efficient synthesis of PCERA-1 from readily available starting materials, and designed and prepared derivatives of this analogue, including a photoaffinity probe to tag and identify putative proteins that bind PCERA-1.
March 20, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316391/antileishmanial-and-immunomodulatory-potential-of-ocimumsanctum-linn-and-cocosnucifera-linn-in-murine-visceral-leishmaniasis
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Gaurav Bhalla, Sukhbir Kaur, Jaspreet Kaur, Rupinder Kaur, Puneet Raina
The role of immunomodulation in the therapeutic treatment of visceral leishmaniasis has gained eminence in view of moderate to severe drawbacks of the currently available drugs like toxicity, drug resistance and prohibitive costs. The potential for modulation of the immune system of many herbal plants can be tapped to address these problems. We conducted the present research study to investigate the antileishmanial and immunomodulatory effects of Ocimum sanctum Linn. and Cocos nucifera Linn. during the progression of visceral leishmaniasis in BALB/c mouse model...
March 2017: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316250/adalimumab-in-ulcerative-colitis-efficacy-safety-and-optimization-in-the-era-of-treat-to-target
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Miles P Sparrow
Active ulcerative colitis is associated with significant morbidity and impairment to quality of life. Adalimumab is a welcome addition to the therapeutic armamentarium for clinicians treating patients with moderate-severe ulcerative colitis refractory to conventional therapies, an indication with few prior treatment options. It offers the convenience of self-injection and is most appropriate for outpatients with moderate disease activity. Areas covered: This review briefly summarizes data from well-designed clinical trials and observational real-life studies that demonstrate the safety and efficacy of adalimumab in UC...
March 20, 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315822/protective-effect-of-zerumbone-reduces-lipopolysaccharide-induced-acute-lung-injury-via-antioxidative-enzymes-and-nrf2-ho-1-pathway
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Wai-Shing Leung, Ming-Ling Yang, Shiuan-Shinn Lee, Chi-Wen Kuo, Yung-Chyuan Ho, Rosa Huang-Liu, Hui-Wen Lin, Yu-Hsiang Kuan
Acute lung injury (ALI) is a serious disease with high morbidity and mortality rate. Although there are effective strategies for treatment of ALI; a widely accepted specific pharmacotherapy has not yet established. Zerumbone, the major active phytochemical compound from Zingiber zerumbet Smith, exhibits various beneficial biological and pharmacological activities, such as antioxidation, anti-inflammation, immunomodulation, and anti-cancer. We aimed to study the potential protective effects and mechanisms of zerumbone in mouse model of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced ALI...
March 15, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314084/treatment-patterns-and-outcome-following-initial-relapse-or-refractory-disease-in-patients-with-systemic-light-chain-amyloidosis
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Nidhi Tandon, Surbhi Sidana, Morie A Gertz, Angela Dispenzieri, Martha Q Lacy, Francis K Buadi, David Dingli, Amie L Fonder, Miriam A Hobbs, Suzanne R Hayman, Wilson I Gonsalves, Yi Lisa Hwa, Prashant Kapoor, Robert A Kyle, Nelson Leung, Ronald S Go, John A Lust, Stephen J Russell, Steven R Zeldenrust, S Vincent Rajkumar, Shaji K Kumar
We analyzed the outcomes following initial relapse or refractory disease in systemic light chain amyloidosis (AL) and the impact of type of therapy employed.A total of 1327 patients with AL seen at Mayo Clinic within 90 days of diagnosis, between 2006 and 2015, were reviewed. The study included 366 patients experiencing a documented hematological or organ relapse or refractory disease requiring start of second line therapy. Overall survival (OS) and time to next treatment (TTNT) were calculated from start of second line treatment...
March 17, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304217/the-efficacy-of-teriflunomide-in-patients-who-received-prior-disease-modifying-treatments-subgroup-analyses-of-the-teriflunomide-phase-3-temso-and-tower-studies
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Mark S Freedman, Jerry S Wolinsky, Giancarlo Comi, Ludwig Kappos, Tomas P Olsson, Aaron E Miller, Karthinathan Thangavelu, Myriam Benamor, Philippe Truffinet, Paul W O'Connor
Teriflunomide is a once-daily oral immunomodulator approved for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS). The objective of this post hoc analysis of the phase 3, pooled TEMSO (NCT00134563) and TOWER (NCT00751881) dataset is to evaluate the effect of teriflunomide treatment on annualised relapse rate and disability worsening across patient subgroups defined according to prior disease-modifying therapy exposure. This analysis provides further supportive evidence for a consistent effect of teriflunomide across a broad range of patients with relapsing MS, including patients who have used and discontinued other disease-modifying therapies...
March 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303762/tlr9-based-immunotherapy-for-the-treatment-of-allergic-diseases
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Shokrollah Farrokhi, Narjes Abbasirad, Ali Movahed, Hossein Ali Khazaei, Masoud Pishjoo, Nima Rezaei
Toll-like receptors (TLRs), a family of pattern recognition receptors expressed on many cell types of innate immunity, recognize the pathogen-associated molecular patterns of microbes. The hygiene hypothesis suggests that a reduced microbial exposure in early childhood increases the susceptibility to allergic diseases due to deviation in development of the immune system. TLRs are key roles in the right and healthy direction of adaptive immunity with the induction of T-helper 2 toward Th1 immune responses and regulatory T cells...
March 2017: Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303731/the-value-of-microparticles-in-detecting-acute-rejection-episodes-after-liver-transplantation
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Mehmet Haluk Morgul, Katrin Splith, Christoph Leonhardt, Nathanael Raschzok, Anja Reutzel-Selke, Rosa Bianca Schmuck, Andreas Andreou, Georgi Atanasov, Christian Benzing, Felix Krenzien, Hans-Michael Hau, Philipp Felgendreff, Sergej Klunk, Johann Pratschke, Igor Maximillian Sauer, Moritz Schmelzle
CONTEXT: Non-invasive markers for diagnosis of acute rejection (AR) following liver transplantation have not been developed, yet. OBJECTIVE: We analysed the correlation of plasma microparticle levels (MP) with AR. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MP (CD4, CD8, CD25, CD31, MHC) of 11 AR patients and 11 controls were analysed within the first week after transplantation. RESULTS: CD4, CD8 and CD31 positive MP were higher in the AR, whereas overall MP count, CD25 and MHCI positive MP proportions did not differ between both groups...
March 17, 2017: Biomarkers: Biochemical Indicators of Exposure, Response, and Susceptibility to Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303530/a-randomized-open-label-multicenter-phase-ii-study-evaluating-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-bth1677-1-3-1-6-beta-glucan-imprime-pgg-in-combination-with-cetuximab-and-chemotherapy-in-patients-with-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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M Thomas, P Sadjadian, J Kollmeier, J Lowe, P Mattson, J R Trout, M Gargano, M L Patchen, R Walsh, M Beliveau, J F Marier, N Bose, K Gorden, F Schneller
Introduction BTH1677, a 1,3-1,6 beta-glucan immunomodulator, stimulates a coordinated anti-cancer immune response in combination with anti-tumor antibody therapies. This phase II study explored the efficacy, pharmacokinetics (PK), and safety of BTH1677 combined with cetuximab/carboplatin/paclitaxel in untreated stage IIIB/IV non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. Methods Patients were randomized 2:1 to the BTH1677 arm (N=60; BTH1677, 4 mg/kg, weekly; cetuximab, initial dose 400 mg/m(2) and subsequent doses 250 mg/m(2), weekly; carboplatin, 6 mg/mL/min AUC (area-under-the-curve) by Calvert formula, once each 3-week cycle [Q3W]); and paclitaxel, 200 mg/m(2), Q3W) or Control arm (N=30; cetuximab/carboplatin/paclitaxel as above)...
March 16, 2017: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303134/bronchial-epithelial-cells-from-asthmatic-patients-display-less-functional-hla-g-isoform-expression
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Federico Carlini, Christophe Picard, Céline Garulli, David Piquemal, Pierre Roubertoux, Jacques Chiaroni, Pascal Chanez, Delphine Gras, Julie Di Cristofaro
Not all asthmatic patients adequately respond to current available treatments, such as inhaled corticosteroids or omalizumab(®). New treatments will aim to target the bronchial epithelium-immune response interaction using different pathways. HLA-G is involved in immunomodulation and may promote epithelial cell differentiation and proliferation. HLA-G protein has several isoforms generated by alternative splicing that might have differential functionalities. HLA-G protein expression and genetic polymorphisms have been reported to be associated with asthma...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302753/erythropoietin-receptor-mediated-molecular-crosstalk-promotes-t-cell-immunoregulation-and-transplant-survival
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Carolina Purroy, Robert L Fairchild, Toshiaki Tanaka, William M Baldwin, Joaquin Manrique, Joren C Madsen, Robert B Colvin, Alessandro Alessandrini, Bruce R Blazar, Miguel Fribourg, Chiara Donadei, Umberto Maggiore, Peter S Heeger, Paolo Cravedi
Although spontaneous kidney transplant acceptance/tolerance occurs in mice and occasionally in humans, mechanisms remain unclear. Herein we test the hypothesis that EPO, a hormone predominantly produced by the adult kidney, has immunomodulating properties that are required for spontaneous kidney graft acceptance. In vitro, in a manner dependent on the EPO receptor and CD131 on antigen-presenting cells, EPO induced the secretion of active TGFβ by antigen-presenting cells, which in turn converted naïve CD4(+) T cells into functional Foxp3(+) regulatory T cells (Treg)...
March 16, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300682/intestinal-transcriptome-modulation-by-functional-diets-in-rainbow-trout-a-high-throughput-sequencing-appraisal-to-highlight-galt-immunomodulation
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Ana Teresa Gonçalves, Valentina Valenzuela-Muñoz, Cristian Gallardo-Escárate
Functional ingredients such as pre- and probiotics are used in aquaculture to improve fish condition, modulating microbiota and promoting a healthy intestinal functioning. They also exert an active effect on the gut associated lymphoid tissue (GALT), stimulating the immune system. However, the molecular underpinnings of pre- and probiotics effect on intestinal mucosa are still unknown. This study investigated the intestinal mucosa transcriptome modulation when fish were fed functional diets and kept at different stocking densities...
March 11, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300672/discovery-of-three-toxin-peptides-with-kv1-3-channel-and-il-2-cytokine-inhibiting-activities-from-non-buthidae-scorpions-chaerilus-tricostatus-and-chaerilus-tryznai
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Li Ding, Jing Chen, Jinbo Hao, Jiahui Zhang, Xuejun Huang, Fangfang Hu, Zheng Wu, Yaru Liu, Wenxin Li, Zhijian Cao, Yingliang Wu, Jian Li, Shan Li, Hongyan Liu, Wenlong Wu, Zongyun Chen
Non-Buthidae venomous scorpions are huge natural sources of toxin peptides; however, only a few studies have been done to understand their toxin peptides. Herein, we describe three new potential immunomodulating toxin peptides, Ctri18, Ctry68 and Ctry2908, from two non-Buthidae scorpions, Chaerilus tricostatus and Chaerilus tryznai. Sequence alignment analyses showed that Ctri18, Ctry68 and Ctry2908 are three new members of the scorpion toxin α-KTx15 subfamily. Electrophysiological experiments showed that Ctri18, Ctry68 and Ctry2908 blocked the Kv1...
March 12, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297599/coupling-of-immunostimulants-to-live-cells-through-metabolic-glycoengineering-and-bioorthogonal-click-chemistry
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Aline Mongis, Friedrich Piller, Véronique Piller
The present study investigated the potential of metabolic glycoengineering followed by bioorthogonal click chemistry for introducing into cell surface glycans different immunomodulating molecules. Mouse tumor models EG7 and MC38-OVA were treated with Ac4GalNAz and Ac4ManNAz followed by ligation of immunostimulants to modified cell surface glycans of the living cells through bioorthogonal click chemistry. The presence of covalently bound oligosaccharide and oligonucleotide immunostimulants could be clearly established...
March 15, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296245/immunodominant-protein-mip_05962-from-mycobacterium-indicus-pranii-displays-chaperone-activity
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Ashish Sharma, M A Equbal, S Pandey, Javaid A Sheikh, Nasreen Z Ehtesham, Seyed E Hasnain, Tapan K Chaudhuri
Tuberculosis, a contagious disease of infectious origin is currently a major cause of deaths worldwide. Mycobacterium indicus pranii (MIP), a saprophytic non-pathogen and a potent immunomodulator is currently being investigated as an intervention against tuberculosis along with many other diseases with positive outcome. The apparent paradox of multiple chaperones in mycobacterial species and enigma about the cellular functions of the client proteins of these chaperones need to be explored. Chaperones are the known immunomodulators thus there is need to exploit the proteome of MIP for identification and characterization of putative chaperones...
March 10, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295446/a-recombinant-cystatin-from-ascaris-lumbricoides-attenuates-inflammation-of-dss-induced-colitis
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Sandra Coronado, Luis Barrios, Josefina Zakzuk, Ronald Regino, Velky Ahumada, Luis Franco, Yanet Ocampo, Luis Caraballo
Helminthiasis may ameliorate inflammatory diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease and asthma. Information about immunomodulators from Ascaris lumbricoides is scarce, but could be important considering the co-evolutionary relationships between helminths and humans. We evaluated the immunomodulatory effects of a recombinant cystatin from A. lumbricoides on an acute model of Dextran Sodium Sulphate (DSS)-induced colitis in mice. From an A. lumbricoides cDNA library we obtained a recombinant cystatin (rAl-CPI)...
March 10, 2017: Parasite Immunology
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