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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513788/comparisons-of-iga-response-in-saliva-and-colostrum-against-oral-streptococci-species
#1
Barbara Bellocchio Bertoldo, Camilla Beatriz da Silva, Denise Bertulucci Rocha Rodrigues, Vinicius Rangel Geraldo-Martins, Virginia Paes Leme Ferriani, Ruchele Dias Nogueira
The present study compared IgA specificity against oral streptococci in colostrum and saliva samples. Sixty-two mother-and-child pairs were included; samples of colostrum (C) and saliva (MS) were collected from the mothers and saliva samples were collected from babies (BS). The specificity of IgA against Streptococcus mutans and S. mitis were analyzed by western blot. Only 30% of babies' samples presented IgA reactivity to S. mutans, while 74 and 80% of MS and C, respectively, presented this response. IgA reactivity to S...
May 15, 2017: Brazilian Oral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466012/obesity-induces-artery-specific-alterations-evaluation-of-vascular-function-and-inflammatory-and-smooth-muscle-phenotypic-markers
#2
Antonio Garcia Soares, Maria Helena Catelli de Carvalho, Eliana Akamine
Vascular alterations are expected to occur in obese individuals but the impact of obesity could be different depending on the artery type. We aimed to evaluate the obesity effects on the relaxing and contractile responses and inflammatory and smooth muscle (SM) phenotypic markers in two vascular beds. Obesity was induced in C57Bl/6 mice by 16-week high-fat diet and vascular reactivity, mRNA expression of inflammatory and SM phenotypic markers, and collagen deposition were evaluated in small mesenteric arteries (SMA) and thoracic aorta (TA)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420047/organ-damage-accrual-and-distribution-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients-followed-up-for-more-than-10-years
#3
M Taraborelli, I Cavazzana, N Martinazzi, M Grazia Lazzaroni, M Fredi, L Andreoli, F Franceschini, A Tincani
Objective The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence, predictors and progression of organ damage in a monocentric cohort of systemic lupus erythematosus patients with a long follow-up. Organ damage was assessed by the Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics Damage Index one year after diagnosis and every five years. Disease activity was measured by the systemic lupus erythematosus disease activity index (SLEDAI)-2K at the beginning of the follow-up. Univariate and multivariable analyses were used to detect items associated with damage...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419207/ckii-sirt1-sm22%C3%AE-loop-evokes-a-self-limited-inflammatory-response-in-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells
#4
Ya-Nan Shu, Li-Hua Dong, Han Li, Qian-Qian Pei, Sui-Bing Miao, Fan Zhang, Dan-Dan Zhang, Rong Chen, Ya-Juan Yin, Yan-Ling Lin, Zhen-Ying Xue, Pin Lv, Xiao-Li Xie, Li-Li Zhao, Xi Nie, Peng Chen, Mei Han
Aims: Sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) inhibits nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) activity in response to the inflammatory cytokine tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α). Smooth muscle (SM) 22α is a phosphorylation-regulated suppressor of IKK-IκBα-NF-κB signalling cascades in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs). Sm22α knockout results in increased expression of pro-inflammatory genes in the aortas which are controlled by NF-κB. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between SM22α and SIRT1 in the control of vascular inflammation...
April 16, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412792/-isolation-of-cariogenic-streptococcus-mutans-and-the-inhibitory-effect-of-egg-yolk-antibody-on-caries
#5
X L Li, Z Zhang, Z X Li, N J Deng, B Zeng, Y M Chen
Objective: To isolate the cariogenic Streptococcus mutans (Sm) strains and study the therapeutical effect of egg yolk antibody (IgY) of the Sm on dental caries development. Methods: Sm strains were isolated from the children's dental plaque samples. Morphological, biochemical and molecular biological methods were applied to identify the serotype, acid producing and adhesion abilities of isolated Sm strains. After inactivation one of the Sm strains was used as antigen to immune laying hens to collect and extract the specific anti-Sm IgY...
April 9, 2017: Zhonghua Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409522/serological-biomarkers-as-risk-factors-of-sle-associated-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#6
J Wang, J Qian, Y Wang, J Zhao, Q Wang, Z Tian, M Li, X Zeng
Objective This article aims to determine the serological biomarkers which can be considered as risk factors of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension by a systematic review and meta-analysis. Methods This study was conducted in accordance with the PRISMA statement. The search database included MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Library and Scopus. The Newcastle-Ottawa scale was used for the quality assessment. The odds ratio was the primary measure of effect of the risk factors...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409391/anti-inflammatory-activity-of-the-functional-groups-present-in-hippophae-rhamnoides-seabuckthorn-leaf-extract
#7
Himanshi Tanwar, Shweta, M Karthik Ananth, Divya Singh, S Narsimhan, Shashi Bala Singh, Lilly Ganju
ETHNO PHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The study explores the anti-inflammatory activity of components present in fractions obtained from leaves of Hippophae rhamnoides in mouse peritoneal macrophages. AIM OF THE STUDY: Immunomodulators salvage the immune response by enhancing or reducing its capacity to the required level. Plant extracts are extensively used as immunomodulators because of their easy availability, simple methods of preparation and minimum side effects with maximum efficacy...
April 13, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394238/anti-ribosomal-p-antibody-a-multicenter-study-in-childhood-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients
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C C M Valões, B C Molinari, A C G Pitta, N W S Gormezano, S C L Farhat, K Kozu, A M E Sallum, S Appenzeller, A P Sakamoto, M T Terreri, R M R Pereira, C S Magalhães, J C O A Ferreira, C M Barbosa, F H Gomes, E Bonfá, C A Silva
Objectives Anti-ribosomal P protein (anti-P) autoantibodies are highly specific for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). However, the evaluation of this autoantibody in childhood-onset SLE (cSLE) populations has been limited to a few small series, hampering the interpretation of the clinical and laboratorial associations. Therefore, the objective of this multicenter cohort study was to evaluate demographic, clinical/laboratorial features, and disease damage score in cSLE patients with and without the presence of anti-P antibody...
April 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384110/effects-of-the-novel-high-affinity-5-ht-1b-1d-receptor-ligand-frovatriptan-on-the-rat-carotid-artery
#9
Kremena E Saracheva, Natalia A Prissadova, Valentin I Turiiski, Valeri I Slavchev, Atanas D Krastev, Damianka P Getova
BACKGROUND: In blood vessels 5-HT stimulates sympathetic nerves, the endothelium and vascular smooth muscle cells. Triptans are specific anti-migraine drugs and they activate the serotoninergic 5HT1b/d receptors causing vasoconstriction of the cerebral vessels. AIM: To evaluate the effect of frovatriptan on isolated rat carotid artery. METHODS: Contractile activity of the preparations was registered isometrically. Krebs solution (pH = 7.4) was used for washing smooth muscle (SM) preparations aerated with 95% O2 and 5% CO2 at 37°C...
March 1, 2017: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375828/autologous-peripheral-blood-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-the-observation-of-long-term-outcomes-in-a-chinese-centre
#10
Can Cao, Menglei Wang, Jing Sun, Xuebiao Peng, Qifa Liu, Liang Huang, Yanyan Chai, Kuan Lai, Pingjiao Chen, Qingxiu Liu, Qian Li, Yusheng Peng, Hao Xiong, Jing Zhang, Minghua Chen, Kang Zeng
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to evaluate the safety and long-term efficacy of autologous peripheral blood haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (APHSCT). METHODS: We did not want to evaluate the efficacy of antibodies but rather the clinical response by investigating progression-free survival and serologic response by assessing autoantibody titres and complement levels. RESULTS: Overall, 22 patients with SLE (17 females; median age, 23 years) undergoing APHSCT were included...
March 31, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363777/dual-genetic-absence-of-stat6-and-il-10-does-not-abrogate-anti-hyperglycemic-effects-of-schistosoma-mansoni-in-streptozotocin-treated-diabetic-mice
#11
Yoshio Osada, Tomohiro Fujiyama, Naoto Kamimura, Tsukushi Kaji, Susumu Nakae, Katsuko Sudo, Kenji Ishiwata, Tamotsu Kanazawa
Schistosoma mansoni (Sm) is known to exert protective effects against various allergic and autoimmune disorders. It has been reported that this parasite protects NOD mice from spontaneous type 1 diabetes (T1D) and ameliorates streptozotocin (STZ)-induced T1D in wild-type mice. Here, we tried to clarify the anti-diabetic mechanisms of Sm in the latter model. Sm infection partially prevented the degradation of pancreatic islets and hyperglycemia in multiple low-dose (MLD) STZ-treated mice. Neither Treg cell depletion nor genetic absences of IL-10 and/or STAT6 abrogated the anti-hyperglycemic effects of Sm...
March 28, 2017: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356294/exocytosis-proteins-as-novel-targets-for-diabetes-prevention-and-or-remediation
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Arianne Aslamy, Debbie C Thurmond
Diabetes remains one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide, affecting an estimated 422 million adults. In the U.S. it is predicted that 1 in every 3 children born as of 2000 will suffer from diabetes in their lifetime. Type 2 diabetes results from combinatorial defects in pancreatic beta cell glucose-stimulated insulin secretion and in peripheral glucose uptake. Both processes, insulin secretion and glucose uptake, are mediated by exocytosis proteins, SNARE (soluble N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor attachment protein receptor) complexes, Sec1/Munc18 (SM), and Double C2-domain protein B (DOC2B)...
March 29, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344469/acute-toxicity-profiling-of-the-ethyl-acetate-fraction-of-swietenia-macrophylla-seeds-and-in-vitro-neuroprotection-studies
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Mustak Sayyad, Ning Tiang, Yatinesh Kumari, Bey Hing Goh, Yogini Jaiswal, Rozita Rosli, Leonard Williams, Mohd Farooq Shaikh
Swietenia macrophylla (SM) is a medicinally important plant found in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. The ethyl acetate fraction of the seeds of S. macrophylla (SMEAF) is reported to exhibit potent anticancer, antitumor, anti-inflammatory and antifeedant activities. Till date, there have been no studies reported on the acute oral toxicity profile of the ethyl acetate fraction of the seeds of SM. The objective of the present study was to determine the acute toxicity of SMEAF and evaluate the in-vitro neuroprotective activity of SMEAF using primary neuronal cell cultures...
February 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336260/the-analysis-of-human-conjunctival-epithelium-proteome-in-ocular-surface-diseases-using-impression-cytology-and-2d-dige
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Javier Soria, Arantxa Acera, Juan A Durán, Ana Boto-de-Los-Bueis, Almudena Del-Hierro-Zarzuelo, Nerea González, Rebeca Reigada, Tatiana Suárez
Conjunctival impression cytology samples from patients with meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), dry eye (DE), and healthy subjects (CT) were collected for determination of the degree of squamous metaplasia (SM) by PAS-hematoxylin staining and for comparative proteomic analyses by 2D-DIGE. The protein spots with discriminant expression were identified by MALDI-TOF/TOF mass spectrometry. Three independent statistical studies were conducted: i). Analysis of differential protein expression between study groups: We observed increased expression of proteins S100A4, S100A8, retinal dehydrogenase-1, peroxiredoxin-1, annexin-A1, annexin-A2, α-enolase, and glutathione S-transferase-P in DE, whereas the highest expression of peroxiredoxin-6, actin cytoplasmic-1, peroxiredoxin-2, and heat shock protein HSP-90-α was observed in MGD; ii)...
March 20, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332729/transplantation-of-kidneys-from-hepatitis-c-positive-donors-into-hepatitis-c-virus-infected-recipients-followed-by-early-initiation-of-direct-acting-antiviral-therapy-a-single-center-retrospective-study
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Kalyan R Bhamidimarri, Marco Ladino, Fernando Pedraza, Giselle Guerra, Adela Mattiazzi, Linda Chen, Gaetano Ciancio, Warren Kupin, Paul Martin, George Burke, David Roth
The availability of direct acting antiviral agents (DAA) has transformed the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The current study is a case series that reports the outcomes from a cohort of twenty-five HCV-infected ESRD patients who received a kidney from an anti-HCV-positive deceased organ donor followed by treatment with DAAs in the early post-transplant period. Time to transplantation and the efficacy of DAA therapy as measured by sustained viral response at 12 weeks were assessed. The median waiting time from original date of activation on the United Network Organ Sharing (UNOS) waiting list until transplantation was 427 days; however, the median time from entering the patient into UNet(sm) for a HCV-positive offer until transplantation was only 58 days...
March 23, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303221/salvianolic-acid-a-alleviates-renal-injury-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-induced-by-pristane-in-balb-c-mice
#16
Yihuang Lin, Yu Yan, Huifang Zhang, Yucai Chen, Yangyang He, Shoubao Wang, Lianhua Fang, Yang Lv, Guanhua Du
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of salvianolic acid A (SAA) in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) induced by pristane in BALB/c mice. Lupus mice were established by confirming elevated levels of autoantibodies and IL-6 after intraperitoneal injection of pristane. Mice were then treated with daily oral doses of SAA for 5 months in parallel with mice treated with prednisone and aspirin as positive controls. The levels of autoantibodies were monitored at monthly intervals and nephritic symptoms observed by hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) and periodic acid-Schiff (PAS) staining...
March 2017: Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298568/comparison-of-disease-characteristics-organ-damage-and-survival-in-patients-with-juvenile-onset-and-adult-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-in-a-combined-cohort-from-2-tertiary-centers-in-turkey
#17
Bahar Artim-Esen, Sezgin Şahin, Erhan Çene, Yasemin Şahinkaya, Kenan Barut, Amra Adrovic, Yasemin Özlük, Işın Kılıçaslan, Ahmet Omma, Ahmet Gül, Lale Öcal, Özgür Kasapçopur, Murat İnanç
OBJECTIVE: Age at onset has been shown to affect the clinical course and outcome of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Herein, we aimed to define the differences in clinical characteristics, organ damage, and survival between patients with juvenile-onset (jSLE) and adult-onset SLE (aSLE). METHODS: For the study, 719 patients (76.9%) with aSLE and 216 (23.1%) with jSLE were examined. Comparisons between the groups were made for demographic characteristics, clinical features, autoantibody profiles, damage, and survival rates...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288900/the-mechanism-of-back-pain-relief-by-spinal-manipulation-relies-on-decreased-temporal-summation-of-pain
#18
Christopher Randoll, Vincent Gagnon-Normandin, Jessica Tessier, Suzie Bois, Nabi Rustamov, Julie O'Shaughnessy, Martin Descarreaux, Mathieu Piché
The aim of the present study was to determine whether thoracic spinal manipulation (SM) decreases temporal summation of back pain. The study comprised two controlled experiments including 16 and 15 healthy participants, respectively. Each study included six sessions during which painful or non-painful electrical stimulations were delivered in three conditions: (1) control (2) light mechanical stimulus (MS) or (3) SM. Electrical stimulation was applied on the thoracic spine (T4), in the area where SM and MS were performed...
May 4, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281463/what-is-the-clinical-significance-of-anti-sm-antibodies-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-comparison-with-anti-dsdna-antibodies-and-c3
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Alexandra Flechsig, Thomas Rose, Fidan Barkhudarova, Romy Strauss, Jens Klotsche, Cornelia Dähnrich, Wolfgang Schlumberger, Philipp Enghard, Gerd-Rüdiger Burmester, Falk Hiepe, Robert Biesen
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the clinical value of anti-Sm antibodies in diagnosis and monitoring of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and their ability to predict lupus flares compared with that of anti-dsDNA antibody and complement (C3) assays. METHODS: Autoantibodies against Smith antigen (Sm) and double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) in sera from SLE (n=232), myositis (n=26), systemic sclerosis (n=81), Sjögren's syndrome (n=88), and rheumatoid arthritis patients (n=165) and healthy donors (n=400) were determined by using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (both from Euroimmun)...
March 3, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278279/toll-like-receptor-9-suppresses-lupus-disease-in-fas-sufficient-mrl-mice
#20
Kevin M Nickerson, Yujuan Wang, Sheldon Bastacky, Mark J Shlomchik
Genetic deficiency in TLR9 accelerates pathogenesis in the spontaneous polygenic MRL.Faslpr murine model of systemic lupus erythematosus, despite the absence of anti-nucleosome autoantibodies. However, it could be argued that this result was dependent on Fas-deficiency rather than lupus-promoting genes in the MRL genetic background. Here we report the effects of TLR9 deficiency on autoimmune disease independent of the lpr mutation in Fas by characterizing Tlr9-/- and Tlr9+/+ mice on the Fas-intact MRL/+ genetic background...
2017: PloS One
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