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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821152/the-common-lavender-lavandula-angustifolia-mill-pectic-polysaccharides-modulate-phagocytic-leukocytes-and-intestinal-peyer-s-patch-cells
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Yordan N Georgiev, Berit S Paulsen, Hiroaki Kiyohara, Milan Ciz, Manol H Ognyanov, Ondrej Vasicek, Frode Rise, Petko N Denev, Haruki Yamada, Antonin Lojek, Vesselin Kussovski, Hilde Barsett, Albert I Krastanov, Irina Z Yanakieva, Maria G Kratchanova
Two pectic (chPS-L1, chPS-L2) and one polyphenolic (chPP-L) fractions were obtained from lavender flowers after boiling water extraction, exhaustive removing of alcohol-soluble molecules and SEC. chPS-L1 (52.4kDa) contains mainly low-acetylated and high-methoxylated homogalacturonans (HG), and smaller rhamnogalacturonan (RG) I backbone fragments rich in 1,3,5-branched arabinan and arabinogalactan (AG) II side chains. chPS-L2 (21.8kDa) contains predominantly similarly esterified HG, followed by RGI with AGII structures and RGII...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804487/the-response-of-phagocytes-to-indoor-air-toxicity
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Liisa K Vilén, Janne Atosuo, Esa-Matti Lilius
This perspective presents a viewpoint on potential methods assessing toxicity of indoor air. Until recently, the major techniques to document moldy environment have been microbial isolation using conventional culture techniques for fungi and bacteria as well as in some instances polymerase chain reaction to detect microbial genetic components. However, it has become increasingly evident that bacterial and fungal toxins, their metabolic products, and volatile organic substances emitted from corrupted constructions are the major health risks...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803730/renal-sodium-gradient-orchestrates-a-dynamic-antibacterial-defense-zone
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Miriam R Berry, Rebeccah J Mathews, John R Ferdinand, Chenzhi Jing, Kevin W Loudon, Elizabeth Wlodek, Thomas W Dennison, Christoph Kuper, Wolfgang Neuhofer, Menna R Clatworthy
Lower urinary tract infections are among the most common human bacterial infections, but extension to the kidneys is rare. This has been attributed to mechanical forces, such as urine flow, that prevent the ascent of bladder microbes. Here, we show that the regional hypersalinity, required for the kidney's urine-concentrating function, instructs epithelial cells to produce chemokines that localize monocyte-derived mononuclear phagocytes (MNPs) to the medulla. This hypersaline environment also increases the intrinsic bactericidal and neutrophil chemotactic activities of MNPs to generate a zone of defense...
August 8, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783687/group-b-streptococcus-circumvents-neutrophils-and-neutrophil-extracellular-traps-during-amniotic-cavity-invasion-and-preterm-labor
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Erica Boldenow, Claire Gendrin, Lisa Ngo, Craig Bierle, Jay Vornhagen, Michelle Coleman, Sean Merillat, Blair Armistead, Christopher Whidbey, Varchita Alishetti, Veronica Santana-Ufret, Jason Ogle, Michael Gough, Sengkeo Srinouanprachanh, James W MacDonald, Theo K Bammler, Aasthaa Bansal, H Denny Liggitt, Lakshmi Rajagopal, Kristina M Adams Waldorf
Preterm birth is a leading cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. Although microbial invasion of the amniotic cavity (MIAC) is associated with most early preterm births, the temporal events that occur during MIAC and preterm labor are not known. Group B streptococci (GBS) are β-hemolytic, Gram-positive bacteria, which commonly colonize the vagina but have been recovered from the amniotic fluid in preterm birth cases. To understand temporal events that occur during MIAC, we used a chronically catheterized nonhuman primate model that closely emulates human pregnancy...
October 14, 2016: Science Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774948/molecular-and-functional-characterization-of-the-voltage-gated-proton-channel-in-zebrafish-neutrophils
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Adisorn Ratanayotha, Takafumi Kawai, Shin-Ichi Higashijima, Yasushi Okamura
Voltage-gated proton channels (Hv1/VSOP) are expressed in various cells types, including phagocytes, and are involved in diverse physiological processes. Although hvcn1, the gene encoding Hv1, has been identified across a wide range of species, most of the knowledge about its physiological function and expression profile is limited to mammals. In this study, we investigated the basic properties of DrHv1, the Hv1 ortholog in zebrafish (Danio rerio) which is an excellent animal model owing to the transparency, as well as its functional expression in native cells...
August 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760929/entry-intracellular-survival-and-multinucleated-giant-cell-forming-activity-of-burkholderia-pseudomallei-in-human-primary-phagocytic-and-non-phagocytic-cells
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Liam Whiteley, Teresa Meffert, Maria Haug, Christopher Weidenmaier, Verena Hopf, Katharina Bitschar, Birgit Schittek, Christian Kohler, Ivo Steinmetz, T Eoin West, Sandra Schwarz
The human pathogen Burkholderia pseudomallei and the related species Burkholderia thailandensis are facultative intracellular bacteria characterized by the ability to escape into the cytosol of the host cell and to stimulate the formation of multinucleated giant cells (MNGCs). MNGC formation is induced via an unknown mechanism by the bacterial type VI secretion system 5 (T6SS-5), which is an essential virulence factor in both species. Despite the vital role of the intracellular life cycle in the pathogenesis of the bacteria, the range of host cell types permissive for initiation and completion of the intracellular cycle is poorly defined...
July 31, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739088/trimucrin-an-arg-gly-asp-containing-disintegrin-attenuates-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-murine-by-inhibiting-platelet-function
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Yu-Chun Hung, Yu-Ju Kuo, Shiang-Suo Huang, Tur-Fu Huang
Trimucrin, a novel small-mass Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD)-containing disintegrin, has been demonstrated to possess anti-platelet and anti-inflammatory effect through blockade of platelet αIIbβ3 and phagocyte αvβ3 integrin. In this study, we found that the platelet-rich plasma prepared from trimucrin-treated rats platelet aggregation was diminished in response to adenosine diphosphate (ADP). We tried to determine whether trimucrin is cardioprotective in rats subjected to myocardial ischemia-reperfusion (I-R) injury...
July 21, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732504/ischaemic-stroke-and-the-recanalization-drug-tissue-plasminogen-activator-interfere-with-antibacterial-phagocyte-function
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Antje Vogelgesang, Claudia Lange, Lara Blümke, Georg Laage, Sarah Rümpel, Sönke Langner, Barbara M Bröker, Alexander Dressel, Johanna Ruhnau
BACKGROUND: Stroke induces immune alterations such as impaired oxidative burst and reduced release of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs). We hypothesised that key enzymes of these defence mechanisms may be altered in ischaemic stroke. Therefore, we analysed the intra- and extracellular amounts of myeloperoxidase (MPO) and neutrophil elastase (NE) in patient sera and granulocytes and monocytes. Because the autonomous nervous system is thought to mediate stroke-induced immune alterations, we also studied the influence of stress hormones and acetylcholine on MPO and NE...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711992/oleuropein-and-hydroxytyrosol-inhibit-the-n-formyl-methionyl-leucyl-phenylalanine-induced-neutrophil-degranulation-and-chemotaxis-via-akt-p38-and-erk1-2-map-kinase-inhibition
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Samia Bedouhene, Farida Moulti-Mati, Pham My-Chan Dang, Jamel El-Benna
PURPOSE: Oleuropein and hydroxytyrosol are polyphenols that are extracted from olives and are major biological active components of olives and olive oil. Oleuropein and hydroxytyrosol exhibit interesting pharmacological effects on cells, and have been shown to have many health benefits such as anti-inflammatory effects. These effects were mainly attributed to their ability to scavenge the reactive oxygen species (ROS) produced by phagocytes such as neutrophils. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of oleuropein and hydroxytyrosol on other neutrophil functions...
July 15, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689359/immunotoxic-responses-of-chronic-exposure-to-cypermethrin-in-common-carp
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Siyavash Soltanian, Mohammad Saeed Fereidouni
In the current study, laboratory evaluations were made to assess the immunomodulatory effect of cypermethrin on fingerlings of common carp (Cyprinus carpio L.). Results showed that 96-h LC50 of cypermethrin in common carp was estimated at 0.85 μg/L. Fish were exposed for 21 days to cypermethrin at three sub-lethal concentrations of 0.042, 0.085, and 0.17 μg/L that represented 5, 10, and 20%, respectively, of the 96-h LC50 of the pesticide for this fish species. Blood samples were taken after 7, 14, and 21 days of exposure...
July 8, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688911/evaluation-of-dietary-hybanthus-enneaspermus-linn-f-muell-as-a-growth-and-haemato-immunological-modulator-in-labeo-rohita
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Sib Sankar Giri, Jun Woo Jun, Venkatachalam Sukumaran, Se Chang Park
This study evaluated the effects of Hybanthus enneaspermus aqueous extract (HEE) as a feed supplement on growth, immune responses, haematological, and biochemical parameters of Labeo rohita and its susceptibility to Aeromonas hydrophila infection. Diets containing five variable concentrations of HEE (g kg(-1)) (0 [basal diet], 1.0 [H1], 2.0 [H2], 3.0 [H3], and 4.0 [H4]) were fed to fish (average weight: 17.2 ± 0.21 g) for 6 weeks. Growth parameters, immune parameters, and haemato-biochemical parameters were examined 6 weeks post-feeding...
July 5, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686966/pectolinarigenin-from-the-leaves-of-clerodendrum-volubile-shows-potent-immunomodulatory-activity-by-inhibiting-t-cell-proliferation-and-modulating-respiratory-oxidative-burst-in-phagocytes
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Ochuko L Erukainure, M Ahmed Mesaik, Olubunmi Atolani, Aliyu Muhammad, Chika I Chukwuma, Md Shahidul Islam
There have been increasing interest in the use of plant-derived substance as immunomodulators for the treatment and management of inflammatory ailments. Clerodendrum volubile, a leafy vegetable is known for its folkloric applications in the treatments of several inflammatory related ailments, but with little scientific evidence. This study reports the isolation, structure elucidation and in vitro immunomodulatory potentials of pectolinarigenin from C. volubile leaves. The immunomodulatory potentials of the crude methanolic extract and fractions [n-hexane (Hex), dichloromethane (DCM), ethyl acetate (EtOAc) and n - butanol (BuOH)] were investigated on whole blood, neutrophil and macrophage phagocytic respiratory burst using luminol-amplified chemiluminescence technique...
September 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679535/small-molecule-based-inhibition-of-mek1-2-proteins-dampens-inflammatory-responses-to-malaria-reduces-parasite-load-and-mitigates-pathogenic-outcomes
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Xianzhu Wu, Kiran K Dayanand, Ramesh P Thylur, Christopher C Norbury, D Channe Gowda
Malaria infections cause several systemic and severe single- or multi-organ pathologies, killing hundreds of thousands of people annually. Considering the existing widespread resistance of malaria parasites to anti-parasitic drugs and their high propensity to develop drug resistance, alternative strategies are required to manage malaria infections. Because malaria is a host immune response-driven disease, one approach is based on gaining a detailed understanding of the molecular and cellular processes that modulate malaria-induced innate and adaptive immune responses...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676640/human-neutrophils-phagocytose-and-kill-acinetobacter-baumannii-and-a-pittii
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María Lázaro-Díez, Itziar Chapartegui-González, Santiago Redondo-Salvo, Chike Leigh, David Merino, David San Segundo, Jesús Navas, José Manuel Icardo, Félix Acosta, Alain Ocampo-Sosa, Luis Martínez-Martínez, José Ramos-Vivas
Acinetobacter baumannii is a common cause of health care associated infections worldwide. A. pittii is an opportunistic pathogen also frequently isolated from Acinetobacter infections other than those from A. baumannii. Knowledge of Acinetobacter virulence factors and their role in pathogenesis is scarce. Also, there are no detailed published reports on the interactions between A. pittii and human phagocytic cells. Using confocal laser and scanning electron microscopy, immunofluorescence, and live-cell imaging, our study shows that immediately after bacteria-cell contact, neutrophils rapidly and continuously engulf and kill bacteria during at least 4 hours of infection in vitro...
July 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675993/deficient-phagocytosis-among-hiv-1-infected-adults-over-time-even-in-haart-setting
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Olga Tsachouridou, Lemonia Skoura, Dimitris Chatzidimitriou, Apostolia Margariti, Adamantini Georgiou, Maria Chatzidimitriou, Dimitrios Bougiouklis, Pantelis Zebekakis, Symeon Metallidis
BACKGROUND: Phagocytosis is regarded to be impaired in HIV-1 infected adults, leading to high frequency and severity of several infections in this population. Data is contradictory with regards to individual facets in HIV infection. OBJECTIVE: Aim of this study was to assess the phagocytic activity during the natural course of HIV infection. METHOD: It is a longitudinal study assessing natural course and impairment of neutrophil and monocyte phagocytosis in both naïve and HAART treated patients...
July 4, 2017: Current HIV Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674180/suppression-of-lipopolysaccharide-induced-inflammatory-response-by-fragments-from-serum-amyloid-a
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Huibin Zhou, Mingjie Chen, Gufang Zhang, Richard D Ye
Serum amyloid A (SAA) is known as an acute-phase protein and a biomarker for inflammatory diseases. Published studies have shown that SAA possesses proinflammatory cytokine-like activity and is chemotactic for phagocytes, but the structural basis for these activities remains unidentified. In this article, we report that truncated SAA1 proteins lacking N- and C-terminal sequences exhibit reduced proinflammatory activity and strongly suppress LPS-induced expression of IL-1β, IL-6, and TNF-α in macrophages. A truncated SAA1 containing aa 11-58 was examined further and found to facilitate p38 MAPK phosphorylation while reducing LPS-stimulated phosphorylation of ERK and JNK...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632731/cd47-overexpression-is-associated-with-decreased-neutrophil-apoptosis-phagocytosis-and-poor-prognosis-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients
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Lourdes Barrera, Edgar Montes-Servín, Juan-Manuel Hernandez-Martinez, María de Los Ángeles García-Vicente, Elizabeth Montes-Servín, Marytere Herrera-Martínez, José C Crispín, José Rafael Borbolla-Escoboza, Oscar Arrieta
BACKGROUND: Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients often exhibit neutrophilia, which has been associated with poor clinical outcomes. However, the mechanisms that lead to neutrophilia have not been fully established. CD47 is an antiphagocytic molecule that promotes neutrophil recruitment. METHODS: Blood was collected from 50 treatment-naive patients with advanced NSCLC and from 25 healthy subjects. The frequency of CD66b(+) cells and the expression of CD47 were determined by flow cytometry...
July 25, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628214/unconventional-role-of-voltage-gated-proton-channels-vsop-hv1-in-regulation-of-microglial-ros-production
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Takafumi Kawai, Yoshifumi Okochi, Tomohiko Ozaki, Yoshio Imura, Schuichi Koizumi, Maya Yamazaki, Manabu Abe, Kenji Sakimura, Toshihide Yamashita, Yasushi Okamura
It has been established that voltage-gated proton channels (VSOP/Hv1), encoded by Hvcn1, support reactive oxygen species (ROS) production in phagocytic activities of neutrophils (El Chemaly et al. 2010) and antibody production in B lymphocytes (Capasso et al. 2010). VSOP/Hv1 is a potential therapeutic target for brain ischemia, since Hvcn1 deficiency reduces microglial ROS production and protects brain from neuronal damage (Wu et al. 2012). In the present study, we report that VSOP/Hv1 has paradoxical suppressive role in ROS production in microglia...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608441/transfusion-related-acute-lung-injury-critical-neutrophil-activation-by-anti-hla-a2-antibodies-for-endothelial-permeability
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Kathy Khoy, Minh Vu Chuong Nguyen, Dominique Masson, Béatrice Bardy, Christian Drouet, Marie-Hélène Paclet
BACKGROUND: Transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) is a major complication of hemotherapy that may occur after the transfusion of any blood type component. Several clinical reports have suggested the presence of anti-HLA antibodies in the blood product. This study sought to examine the role of anti-HLA-A2 antibodies in polymorphonuclear neutrophil (PMN) activation and thus in endothelial permeability. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: PMN activation was assessed by both nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate oxidase (NADPH oxidase) activity and reactive oxygen species (ROS) production...
June 13, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601846/nadph-oxidase-depletion-in-neutrophils-from-patients-with-cirrhosis-and-restoration-via-toll-like-receptor-7-8-activation
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Loïc Rolas, Abdelali Boussif, Emmanuel Weiss, Philippe Lettéron, Oualid Haddad, Jamel El-Benna, Pierre-Emmanuel Rautou, Richard Moreau, Axel Périanin
OBJECTIVE: Cirrhosis downregulates phagocyte oxidant production via their antibacterial superoxide-generating system, NADPH oxidase (NOX2) and increases patients' susceptibility to infection and mortality rate. To explore novel biochemical parameters that explain susceptibility to infections, we investigated the expression of NOX2 and partners in neutrophils of patients with severe alcoholic cirrhosis and have provided a novel approach to restore superoxide production capacity in patients' neutrophils and blood...
June 10, 2017: Gut
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