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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348856/prognostic-value-of-diametrically-polarized-tumor-associated-macrophages-in-multiple-myeloma
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Xinyi Chen, Jin Chen, Wenyan Zhang, Ruixue Sun, Ting Liu, Yuhuan Zheng, Yu Wu
Tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) are correlated with the prognosis of different types of solid tumors and lymphoma, according to many clinical studies. In vitro experiments have demonstrated the roles of these cells in myeloma cell survival, angiogenesis, immunomodulation, drug resistance, and the interaction between malignant myeloma cells and the microenvironment. Here, we investigated the prognostic significance of TAMs in patients with multiple myeloma (MM). We evaluated the polarized functional status of bone marrow infiltrated by TAMs by immunohistochemical staining of CD68, iNOS, and CD163 in 240 patients with MM from January 2009 to December 2014...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348389/efficacy-of-curcumin-as-adjuvant-therapy-to-induce-or-maintain-remission-in-ulcerative-colitis-patients-an-evidence-based-clinical-review
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Marcellus Simadibrata, Christopher Christian Halimkesuma, Benedicta Mutiara Suwita
BACKGROUND: treatment guidelines for ulcerative colitis (UC) not yet established. Currently, mesalazine, corticosteroids, and immunomodulators are treatment options for UC. However, they are known to have unpleaseant side effects such as nausea, vomiting, headaches, hepatitis, and male infertility. Curcumin is found in Turmeric plants (Curcuma longa L.), which possesses both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. This study aimed to determine whether curcumin as adjuvant therapy can induce or maintain remission in UC patients...
October 2017: Acta Medica Indonesiana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346089/genererating-a-core-cluster-of-fasciola-hepatica-virulence-and-immunomodulation-related-genes-using-a-comparative-in-silico-approach
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Orçun Haçarız, Gearóid P Sayers
A total of 71 virulence and immunomodulation-related transcripts (VIRs) of Fasciola hepatica have been previously proposed (Haçarız et al., 2015). In an attempt to further refine this cohort, an in silico meta analysis approach was carried out using publicly available sequence data of related liver flukes, Clonorchis sinensis and Opisthorchis viverrini. Data of both liver flukes were investigated in terms of sequential homology with data of non-parasitic organisms, pathogens and VIRs of F. hepatica, directional selection (Ka/Ks), and cytokine signaling relation (protein motif based)...
December 28, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345065/fingolimod-targets-cerebral-endothelial-activation-to-block-leukocyte-recruitment-in-the-central-nervous-system
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Yawei Zhao, Dongyan Shi, Kelei Cao, Fengjiao Wu, Xingxing Zhu, Shuang Wen, Qiang You, Keqi Zhang, Lixin Liu, Hong Zhou
Fingolimod (FTY720), an immunomodulator, is approved as an oral treatment for patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis. Its effects are largely attributed to its mechanism of selectively retaining lymphocytes in the lymph nodes to reduce autoreactive T-cell recruitment in the CNS. In this study, we investigated the therapeutic effect of FTY720 on an animal model of CNS inflammation induced by intracerebral ventricle LPS injection. We found that FTY720 treatment significantly prevented LPS-induced neutrophil recruitment in the CNS by inhibiting leukocyte recruitment in cerebral microvessels...
January 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344419/dendrobium-sources-of-active-ingredients-to-treat-age-related-pathologies
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Veronika Cakova, Frederic Bonte, Annelise Lobstein
Dendrobium represents one of the most important orchid genera, ornamentally and medicinally. Dendrobiums are sympodial epiphytic plants, which is a name they are worthy of, the name coming from Greek origin: "dendros", tree, and "bios", life. Dendrobium species have been used for a thousand years as first-rate herbs in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). They are source of tonic, astringent, analgesic, antipyretic, and anti-inflammatory substances, and have been traditionally used as medicinal herbs in the treatment of a variety of disorders, such as, nourishing the stomach, enhancing production of body fluids or nourishing Yin...
December 2017: Aging and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344414/herba-cistanches-anti-aging
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Ningqun Wang, Shaozhen Ji, Hao Zhang, Shanshan Mei, Lumin Qiao, Xianglan Jin
The Cistanche species ("Rou Cong Rong" in Chinese) is an endangered wild species growing in arid or semi-arid areas. The dried fleshy stem of Cistanches has been used as a tonic in China for many years. Modern pharmacological studies have since demonstrated that Herba Cistanches possesses broad medicinal functions, especially for use in anti-senescence, anti-oxidation, neuroprotection, anti-inflammation, hepatoprotection, immunomodulation, anti-neoplastic, anti-osteoporosis and the promotion of bone formation...
December 2017: Aging and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343438/regulation-of-the-immune-response-by-the-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor
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Cristina Gutiérrez-Vázquez, Francisco J Quintana
The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) is a ligand-activated transcription factor that is activated by small molecules provided by the diet, microorganisms, metabolism, and pollutants. AhR is expressed by a number of immune cells, and thus AhR signaling provides a molecular pathway that integrates the effects of the environment and metabolism on the immune response. Studies have shown that AhR signaling plays important roles in the immune system in health and disease. As its activity is regulated by small molecules, AhR also constitutes a potential target for therapeutic immunomodulation...
January 16, 2018: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343288/changes-in-the-secretome-of-tri-dimensional-spheroid-cultured-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-vitro-by-interleukin-1-priming
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Elena Redondo-Castro, Catriona J Cunningham, Jonjo Miller, Helena Brown, Stuart M Allan, Emmanuel Pinteaux
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are one of the most promising candidates for the treatment of major neurological disorders. Desirable therapeutic properties of MSCs include reparative and regenerative potential but, despite their proven safety, the efficacy of MSCs remains controversial. Therefore, it is essential to optimise culture protocols to enhance the therapeutic potential of the MSC secretome. Here we aimed to: assess the increase in secretion of cytokines that may induce repair, regeneration, or immunomodulation when cultured in three dimensions; study the effect of interleukin (IL)-1 priming on two- (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) cultures of MSC; and evaluate the potential use of the modified secretome using microglial-MSC co-cultures...
January 17, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342882/implication-of-soluble-forms-of-cell-adhesion-molecules-in-infectious-disease-and-tumor-insights-from-transgenic-animal-models
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Etsuro Ono, Toshimitsu Uede
Cell adhesion molecules (CAMs) are surface ligands, usually glycoproteins, which mediate cell-to-cell adhesion. They play a critical role in maintaining tissue integrity and mediating migration of cells, and some of them also act as viral receptors. It has been known that soluble forms of the viral receptors bind to the surface glycoproteins of the viruses and neutralize them, resulting in inhibition of the viral entry into cells. Nectin-1 is one of important CAMs belonging to immunoglobulin superfamily and herpesvirus entry mediator (HVEM) is a member of the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor family...
January 13, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342314/fatigue-is-a-relevant-outcome-in-patients-with-myasthenia-gravis
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Christopher Tran, Vera Bril, Hans D Katzberg, Carolina Barnett
INTRODUCTION: Patients with myasthenia gravis often experience fatigue, but its effect on quality of life (QoL) is underestimated, and fatigue is rarely measured in clinical trials. METHODS: 257 myasthenic patients completed the Neuro-QoL-Fatigue and measures of disease severity and QoL. We studied the relationship between fatigue, clinical, and demographic variables. Finally, we studied the responsiveness of the Neuro-QoL-Fatigue in 95 patients receiving treatments for myasthenia, and estimated the minimal important difference (MID)...
January 17, 2018: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342061/the-effect-of-alternative-bearing-surfaces-on-the-risk-of-revision-due-to-infection-in-minimally-stabilized-total-knee-replacement-an-analysis-of-326-603-prostheses-from-the-australian-orthopaedic-association-national-joint-replacement-registry
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Christopher J Vertullo, Peter L Lewis, Yi Peng, Stephen E Graves, Richard N de Steiger
BACKGROUND: The effect of alternative bearing materials on the risk of revision due to infection after total knee replacement remains uncertain. By reducing the immunomodulating polyethylene wear-particle burden and with different substrate bacterial adhesion properties, Oxinium oxidized zirconium and cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) could alter infection risk. The purpose of the current study was to analyze the risk of revision for infection in 3 comparisons of bearing combinations. METHODS: To evaluate the risk of revision for infection with XLPE, cobalt-chromium (CoCr) on XLPE was compared with CoCr on non-cross-linked polyethylene (NXLPE)...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341339/immunomodulation-by-therapeutic-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-msc-is-triggered-through-phagocytosis-of-msc-by-monocytic-cells
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Samantha F H de Witte, Franka Luk, Jesus M Sierra Parraga, Madhu Gargesha, Ana Merino, Sander S Korevaar, Anusha S Shankar, Lisa O'Flynn, Steve J Elliman, Debashish Roy, Michiel G H Betjes, Philip N Newsome, Carla C Baan, Martin J Hoogduijn
Mesenchymal stem or stromal cells (MSC) are under investigation as a potential immunotherapy. MSC are usually administered via intravenous infusion, after which they are trapped in the lungs and die and disappear within a day. The fate of MSC after their disappearance from the lungs is unknown and it is unclear how MSC realize their immunomodulatory effects in their short lifespan. We examined immunological mechanisms determining the fate of infused MSC and the immunomodulatory response associated with it. Tracking viable and dead human umbilical cord MSC (ucMSC) in mice using Qtracker beads (contained in viable cells) and Hoechst33342 (staining all cells) revealed that viable ucMSC were present in the lungs immediately after infusion...
January 17, 2018: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341292/amniotic-fluid-stem-cell-exosomes-therapeutic-perspective
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Francesca Beretti, Manuela Zavatti, Francesca Casciaro, Giuseppina Comitini, Fabrizia Franchi, Veronica Barbieri, Giovanni B La Sala, Tullia Maraldi
It is widely accepted that the therapeutic potential of stem cells can be largely mediated by paracrine factors, also included into exosomes. Thus, stem cell-derived exosomes represent a major therapeutic option in regenerative medicine avoiding, if compared to stem cells graft, abnormal differentiation and tumor formation. Exosomes derived from mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) induce damaged tissue repair, and can also exert immunomodulatory effects on the differentiation, activation and function of different lymphocytes...
January 16, 2018: BioFactors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340807/long-term-outcome-of-infliximab-optimization-for-overcoming-immunogenicity-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Konstantinos Papamichael, Ravy K Vajravelu, Mark T Osterman, Adam S Cheifetz
BACKGROUND: Preliminary data suggest that treatment optimization can reverse immunogenicity and regain response in patients with IBD and secondary loss of response (SLR) to anti-TNF therapy due to antidrug antibodies. However, data regarding the long-term outcome of these patients are scarce. AIMS: We aimed to investigate drug retention in IBD patients of whom infliximab was optimized to overcome immunogenicity and variables associated with drug retention. METHODS: This was a retrospective, multicenter study of consecutive IBD patients with antibodies to infliximab (ATI), based on either proactive or reactive therapeutic drug monitoring, who underwent infliximab optimization (increasing dose, shortening interval, adding an immunomodulator, or combination) to overcome immunogenicity from September 2012 to July 2015; they were followed through December 2015...
January 16, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338679/therapeutic-role-of-methotrexate-in-pediatric-crohn-s-disease
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Zlatko Djurić, Ljiljana Šaranac, Ivana Budić, Voja Pavlović, Jelena Djordjević
The main role of therapy in Crohn's disease is to achieve long-term clinical remission, and to allow for normal growth and development of children. The immunomodulatory drugs used for the maintenance of remission in Crohn's disease include thiopurines (azathioprine and 6-mercaptopurine) and methotrexate. Development of hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma in some patients with inflammatory bowel disease, treated with thiopurines independently or in combination with anti-tumor necrosis factor agents, resulted in a growing interest in the therapeutic application of methotrexate in children suffering from Crohn's disease...
January 16, 2018: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338609/chemotherapy-induced-immunomodulation-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-rationale-for-combination-chemoimmunotherapy
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Hua Zheng, Masha Zeltsman, Marjorie G Zauderer, Takashi Eguchi, Raj G Vaghjiani, Prasad S Adusumilli
Spurred by the survival benefits seen with the use of checkpoint blockade in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), there has been a growing interest in the potential applications of immunotherapy. Despite this, the objective response rate for single-agent immunotherapy remains ≤20% in patients with advanced NSCLC. A combinatorial approach that utilizes both chemotherapy and immunotherapy is a potential strategy to increase antitumor efficacy. Accumulating evidence has shown that the immunomodulatory effects of chemotherapeutic agents can be exploited in a combinational approach...
September 2017: Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338008/interactions-between-species-introduce-spurious-associations-in-microbiome-studies
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Rajita Menon, Vivek Ramanan, Kirill S Korolev
Microbiota contribute to many dimensions of host phenotype, including disease. To link specific microbes to specific phenotypes, microbiome-wide association studies compare microbial abundances between two groups of samples. Abundance differences, however, reflect not only direct associations with the phenotype, but also indirect effects due to microbial interactions. We found that microbial interactions could easily generate a large number of spurious associations that provide no mechanistic insight. Using techniques from statistical physics, we developed a method to remove indirect associations and applied it to the largest dataset on pediatric inflammatory bowel disease...
January 16, 2018: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337269/inhibitors-of-phosphodiesterases-in-the-treatment-of-cough
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REVIEW
Juraj Mokry, Anna Urbanova, Martin Kertys, Daniela Mokra
A group of 11 enzyme families of metalophosphohydrolases called phosphodiesterases (PDEs) is responsible for a hydrolysis of intracellular cAMP and cGMP. Xanthine derivatives (methylxanthines) inhibit PDEs without selective action on their single isoforms and lead to many pharmacological effects, e.g. bronchodilation, anti-inflammatory and immunomodulating effects, and thus they can modulate the cough reflex. Contrary, selective PDE inhibitors have been developed to inhibit PDE isoforms with different pharmacological effects based on their tissue expression...
January 11, 2018: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336524/human-intestinal-dendritic-cells-in-inflammatory-bowel-diseases
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David Bernardo, María Chaparro, Javier P Gisbert
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, is a serious, costly and persistent health problem with an estimated prevalence in Western countries around 0.5% of the general population; its socioeconomic impact is comparable with that for chronic diseases such as diabetes. Conventional treatment involves escalating drug regimens with concomitant side effects followed, in some cases, by surgical interventions which are often multiple, mainly in Crohn's disease. The goal of finding a targeted gut-specific immunotherapy for IBD patients is therefore an important unmet need...
January 16, 2018: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333729/immunoengineering-with-biomaterials-for-enhanced-cancer-immunotherapy
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Yu-Qing Xie, Lixia Wei, Li Tang
Cancer immunotherapy has recently shown dramatic clinical success inducing durable response in patients of a wide variety of malignancies. Further improvement of the clinical outcome with immune related cancer treatment requests more exquisite manipulation of a patient's immune system with increased immunity against diseases while mitigating the toxicities. To meet this challenge, biomaterials applied to immunoengineering are being developed to achieve tissue- and/or cell-specific immunomodulation and thus could potentially enhance both the efficacy and safety of current cancer immunotherapies...
January 14, 2018: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
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