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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448042/imaging-the-neutrophil-phagosome-and-cytoplasm-using-a-ratiometric-ph-indicator
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Juliet R Foote, Adam P Levine, Philippe Behe, Michael R Duchen, Anthony W Segal
Neutrophils are crucial to host innate defense and, consequently, constitute an important area of medical research. The phagosome, the intracellular compartment where the killing and digestion of engulfed particles take place, is the main arena for neutrophil pathogen killing that requires tight regulation. Phagosomal pH is one aspect that is carefully controlled, in turn regulating antimicrobial protease activity. Many fluorescent pH-sensitive dyes have been used to visualize the phagosomal environment. S-1 has several advantages over other pH-sensitive dyes, including its dual emission spectra, its resistance to photo-bleaching, and its high pKa...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448018/live-imaging-of-antifungal-activity-by-human-primary-neutrophils-and-monocytes-in-response-to-a-fumigatus
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Shan F Brunel, Jude M Bain, Jill King, Lena J Heung, Shinji Kasahara, Tobias M Hohl, Adilia Warris
Aspergillus fumigatus is an opportunistic fungal pathogen causing invasive infections in immunocompromised hosts with a high case-fatality rate. Research investigating immunological responses against A. fumigatus has been limited by the lack of consistent and reliable assays for measuring the antifungal activity of specific immune cells in vitro. A new method is described to assess the antifungal activity of primary monocytes and neutrophils from human donors against A. fumigatus using FLuorescent Aspergillus REporter (FLARE) conidia...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435198/association-between-udder-morphology-and-in-vitro-activity-of-milk-leukocytes-in-high-yielding-crossbred-cows
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Tripti Sharma, Pradip Kumar Das, Prabal Ranjan Ghosh, Dipak Banerjee, Joydip Mukherjee
AIM: The present investigation was conducted to study the association between udder morphology and in vitro activity of milk leukocytes in high yielding crossbred cows. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 48 healthy high yielding crossbred cows were selected for the study. The udder configuration and teat/udder morphology were recorded before milking. Milk samples (100 ml/cow) were collected aseptically. Milk somatic cell counts (SCC) and milk differential leukocyte counts were performed microscopically...
March 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416609/cd36-regulates-malaria-induced-immune-responses-primarily-at-early-blood-stage-infection-contributing-to-parasitemia-control-and-resistance-to-mortality
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Ramesh P Thylur, Xianzhu Wu, Nagaraj M Gowda, Kishore Punnath, Shivayogeeshwara E Neelgund, Maria Febbraio, D Channe Gowda
In malaria, CD36 plays several roles including mediating parasite sequestration to host organs, phagocytic clearance of parasites and regulation of immunity. While the functions of CD36 in parasite sequestration and phagocytosis have been clearly defined, less is known about its role in malaria immunity. Here, to understand the function of CD36 in malaria immunity, we studied parasite growth, innate and adaptive immune responses, and host survival in WT and Cd36-/- mice infected with a nonlethal strain of Plasmodium yoelii...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407017/characterizing-the-anti-inflammatory-and-tissue-protective-actions-of-a-novel-annexin-a1-peptide
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Mauro Perretti, Clara Di Filippo, Michele D'Amico, Jesmond Dalli
Inflammation in now appreciated to be at the centre of may diseases that affect Western civilization. Current therapeutics for managing these conditions may interfere with the host response leading to immune suppression. We recently developed an annexin (Anx) A1-derived peptide, coined CR-AnxA12-50, which displays potent pro-resolving and tissue protective actions. Herein, we designed a novel peptide using CR-AnxA12-50 as a template that was significantly more resistant to neutrophil-mediated degradation. This peptide, termed CR-AnxA12-48, retained high affinity and specificity to the pro-resolving Lipoxin A4 receptor (ALX) with an IC50 of ~20nM...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405616/the-impact-of-environmental-enrichment-on-the-murine-inflammatory-immune-response
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Samuel Brod, Thomas Gobbetti, Beatrice Gittens, Masahiro Ono, Mauro Perretti, Fulvio D'Acquisto
Living in a mentally and physically stimulating environment has been suggested to have a beneficial effect on the immune response. This study investigates these effects, utilizing a 2-week program of environmental enrichment (EE) and 2 models of acute inflammation: zymosan-induced peritonitis (ZIP) and the cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) model of sepsis. Our results revealed that following exposure to EE, mice possessed a significantly higher circulating neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio compared with control animals...
April 6, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401804/human-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-improve-survival-and-bacterial-clearance-in-neonatal-sepsis-in-rats
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Yueniu Zhu, Liqun Xu, Jennifer J P Collins, Arul Vadivel, Chanèle Cyr-Depauw, Shumei Zhong, Lars Mense, Marius A Möbius, Bernard Thébaud
Sepsis is the main cause of morbidity and mortality in neonates. MSCs are potent immune-modulatory cells. Their effect in neonatal sepsis has never been explored. We hypothesized that human umbilical cord-derived MSCs (hUC-MSCs) improve survival in experimental neonatal sepsis. Sepsis was induced in 3-day-old rats by intravenous injection of <i>Escherichia coli (E. coli</i>, 5×10<sup>5</sup>/rat). One hour after infection, rats were treated intravenously with either normal saline, hUC-MSCs or with interferon (IFN)-γ preconditioned hUC-MSCs (10<sup>7</sup> cells/kg)...
April 12, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398824/15-deoxy-%C3%A2-sup-12-14-sup-prostaglandin-j-sub-2-sub-exerts-pro-resolving-effects-through-nrf2-induced-expression-of-cd36-and-heme-oxygenase-1
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Wonki Kim, Ha-Na Lee, Jeong-Hoon Jang, Seung Hyeon Kim, Yeon-Hwa Lee, Young-Il Han, Hoang-Kieu-Chi Ngo, Yeonseo Choi, Yeonsoo Joe, Hun Taeg Chung, Yingqing Chen, Young-Nam Cha, Young-Joon Surh
. AIMS: 15-Deoxy-△<sup>12,14</sup>-prostaglandin J<sub>2</sub> (15d-PGJ2) has been shown to rescue cells from inflammatory insults and participate in the resolution of acute inflammation. In this study, we investigated molecular mechanisms underlying pro-resolving effects of 15d-PGJ2. RESULTS: 15d-PGJ2 injected into the peritoneum of mice facilitated the resolution of zymosan A-induced peritonitis. 15d-PGJ2 administration reduced the number of total leukocytes, and attenuated polymorphonuclear leukocytes infiltration...
March 1, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396322/camp-elevating-capacity-of-the-adenylate-cyclase-toxin-hemolysin-is-sufficient-for-lung-infection-but-not-for-full-virulence-of-bordetella-pertussis
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Karolina Skopova, Barbora Tomalova, Ivan Kanchev, Pavel Rossmann, Martina Svedova, Irena Adkins, Ilona Bibova, Jakub Tomala, Jiri Masin, Nicole Guiso, Radim Osicka, Radislav Sedlacek, Marek Kovar, Peter Sebo
The adenylate cyclase toxin-hemolysin (CyaA, ACT or AC-Hly) of Bordetella pertussis targets phagocytic cells expressing the complement receptor 3 (CR3, Mac-1, αMβ2 integrin or CD11b/CD18). CyaA delivers into cells an N-terminal adenylyl cyclase (AC) enzyme domain that is activated by cytosolic calmodulin and catalyzes unregulated conversion of cellular ATP into cAMP, a key second messenger subverting bactericidal activities of phagocytes. In parallel, the hemolysin (Hly) moiety of CyaA forms cation-selective hemolytic pores that permeabilize target cell membranes...
April 10, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377567/chronic-granulomatous-disease-presenting-as-aspergillus-fumigatus-pneumonia-in-a-previously-healthy-young-woman
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David Williams, Dipen Kadaria, Amik Sodhi, Roy Fox, Glenn Williams, Stephen Threlkeld
BACKGROUND Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD) is a rare immunodeficiency disease caused by a genetic defect in the NADPH (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate) oxidase enzyme, resulting in increased susceptibility to bacterial and fungal infections. The inheritance can be X-linked or autosomal recessive. Patients usually present with repeated infections early in life. We present an unusual case of a 23-year-old patient diagnosed with CGD. CASE REPORT A 23-year-old white woman with no previous history of recurrent infections presented with complaints of fever, shortness of breath, and diffuse myalgia...
April 5, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377108/immunological-response-to-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infection-in-blood-from-type-2-diabetes-patients
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Sara Raposo-García, José Manuel Guerra-Laso, Silvia García-García, Javier Juan-García, Eduardo López-Fidalgo, Cristina Diez-Tascón, Teresa Nebreda-Mayoral, Ramiro López-Medrano, Octavio Miguel Rivero-Lezcano
The convergence of tuberculosis and diabetes represents a co-epidemic that threatens progress against tuberculosis. We have investigated type 2 diabetes as a risk factor for tuberculosis susceptibility, and have used as experimental model whole blood infected in vitro with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Blood samples from diabetic patients were found to have a higher absolute neutrophil count that non-diabetic controls, but their immune functionality seemed impaired because they displayed a lower capacity to phagocytose M...
April 1, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373994/neutrophil-extracellular-traps-and-microcrystals
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Balázs Rada
Neutrophil extracellular traps represent a fascinating mechanism by which PMNs entrap extracellular microbes. The primary purpose of this innate immune mechanism is thought to localize the infection at an early stage. Interestingly, the ability of different microcrystals to induce NET formation has been recently described. Microcrystals are insoluble crystals with a size of 1-100 micrometers that have different composition and shape. Microcrystals have it in common that they irritate phagocytes including PMNs and typically trigger an inflammatory response...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371562/amnion-epithelial-cells-promote-lung-repair-via-lipoxin-a4
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Jean L Tan, Yan Z Tan, Ruth Muljadi, Siow T Chan, Sin N Lau, Joanne C Mockler, Euan M Wallace, Rebecca Lim
Human amnion epithelial cells (hAECs) have been shown to possess potent immunomodulatory properties across a number of disease models. Recently, we reported that hAECs influence macrophage polarization and activity, and that this step was dependent on regulatory T cells. In this study, we aimed to assess the effects of hAEC-derived proresolution lipoxin-A4 (LXA4) on T-cell, macrophage, and neutrophil phenotype and function during the acute phase of bleomycin-induced lung injury. Using C57Bl6 mice, we administered 4 million hAECs intraperitoneally 24 hours after bleomycin challenge...
April 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358036/interleukin-1-and-estrogen-protect-against-disseminating-dentoalveolar-infections
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Hesham Youssef, Philip Stashenko
Dentoalveolar bacterial infections cause localized tissue and bone destruction, but usually remain well-localized within teeth in immunocompetent hosts. However, in certain cases these infections may invade head and neck tissues, resulting in orofacial abscesses, cellulitis and sepsis, with resultant high morbidity and even mortality. In the present studies, we developed a novel model of spreading dentoalveolar infections in mice by treatment with neutralizing antibodies against both interleukin-1α (IL-1α) and IL-1β...
March 2017: International Journal of Oral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342599/concentrate-supplementation-of-a-diet-based-on-medium-quality-grass-silage-for-4-weeks-prepartum-effects-on-cow-performance-health-metabolic-status-and-immune-function
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M W Little, N E O'Connell, M D Welsh, F J Mulligan, C P Ferris
Because negative energy balance (EB) contributes to transition-period immune dysfunction in dairy cows, dietary management strategies should aim to minimize negative EB during this time. Prepartum diets that oversupply energy may exacerbate negative EB in early lactation, with detrimental effects on immune function. However, with lower body condition score (BCS) cows, it has been shown that offering concentrates in addition to a grass silage-based diet when confined during an 8-wk dry period resulted in increased neutrophil function in early lactation...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320834/early-intracellular-trafficking-of-granulibacter-bethesdensis-in-human-macrophages
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Jessica Chu, Margery G Smelkinson, David W Dorward, Kol A Zarember, John I Gallin
Granulibacter bethesdensis is a Gram-negative bacterium that infects patients with Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD), a primary immunodeficiency marked by a defect in NOX2, the phagocyte nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate oxidase. Previous studies have shown that NOX2 is essential for killing of G. bethesdensis by neutrophils and monocytes and that bacteriostatic activity of monocyte derived macrophages (MDM) requires NOX2 and IFNγ-pretreatment. To determine if G. bethesdensis evades phagolysosomal killing, a host defense pathway intact in both normal and CGD MDM, or occupies a distinct intracellular niche in CGD MDM, we assessed the trafficking patterns of this organism...
March 20, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293191/an-exploration-of-charge-compensating-ion-channels-across-the-phagocytic-vacuole-of-neutrophils
#17
Juliet R Foote, Philippe Behe, Mathew Frampton, Adam P Levine, Anthony W Segal
Neutrophils phagocytosing bacteria and fungi exhibit a burst of non-mitochondrial respiration that is required to kill and digest the engulfed microbes. This respiration is accomplished by the movement of electrons across the wall of the phagocytic vacuole by the neutrophil NADPH oxidase, NOX2. In this study, we have attempted to identify the non-proton ion channels or transporters involved in charge compensation by examining the effect of inhibitors on vacuolar pH and cross-sectional area, and on oxygen consumption...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289416/specific-and-efficient-uptake-of-surfactant-free-poly-lactic-acid-nanovaccine-vehicles-by-mucosal-dendritic-cells-in-adult-zebrafish-after-bath-immersion
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Julien Rességuier, Emilie Delaune, Anne-Line Coolen, Jean-Pierre Levraud, Pierre Boudinot, Dominique Le Guellec, Bernard Verrier
Activation of mucosal immunity is a key milestone for next-generation vaccine development. Biocompatible polymer-based nanoparticles (NPs) are promising vectors and adjuvants for mucosal vaccination. However, their in vivo uptake by mucosae and their biodistribution in antigen-presenting cells (APCs) need to be better understood to optimize mucosal nanovaccine designs. Here, we assessed if APCs are efficiently targeted in a spontaneous manner by surfactant-free poly(lactic acid) nanoparticles (PLA-NPs) after mucosal administration...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282603/nicotine-can-modulate-the-effects-of-the-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-neutrophils
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Samira Pourtayeb, Seyyed Meysam Abtahi Froushani
PURPOSE: It has been revealed that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) express some of the nicotinic receptor subunits. Moreover, the crosstalk between MSCs and neutrophils is not far-fetched. Therefore, the aim of the present study is to determine the role of nicotine on the effects of MSCs on neutrophils. METHODS: After the isolation of mesenchymal stem cells from the bone marrow of rats, these cells were pulsed with different concentrations of nicotine (0, 0.1, 0.5, and 1μM) for different periods (24, 48, and 72h)...
March 7, 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273167/staphylococcal-protein-ecb-impairs-complement-receptor-1-mediated-recognition-of-opsonized-bacteria
#20
Hanne Amdahl, Karita Haapasalo, Lydia Tan, Taru Meri, Pentti I Kuusela, Jos A van Strijp, Suzan Rooijakkers, T Sakari Jokiranta
Staphyloccus aureus is a major human pathogen leading frequently to sepsis and soft tissue infections with abscesses. Multiple virulence factors including several immune modulating molecules contribute to its survival in the host. When S. aureus invades the human body, one of the first line defenses is the complement system, which opsonizes the bacteria with C3b and attract neutrophils by release of chemotactic peptides. Neutrophils express Complement receptor-1 [CR1, CD35) that interacts with the C3b-opsonized particles and thereby plays an important role in pathogen recognition by phagocytic cells...
2017: PloS One
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