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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626064/monitoring-c3ar-expression-using-a-floxed-tdtomato-c3ar-reporter-knock-in-mouse
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Katharina M Quell, Christian M Karsten, Anna Kordowski, Larissa Nogueira Almeida, Daria Briukhovetska, Anna V Wiese, Jing Sun, Fanny Ender, Konstantina Antoniou, Torsten Schröder, Inken Schmudde, Johann L Berger, Peter König, Tillman Vollbrandt, Yves Laumonnier, Jörg Köhl
C3a exerts multiple biologic functions through activation of its cognate C3a receptor. C3(-/-) and C3aR(-/-) mice have been instrumental in defining important roles of the C3a/C3aR axis in the regulation of acute and chronic inflammatory diseases, including ischemia/reperfusion injury, allergic asthma, autoimmune nephritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Surprisingly little is known about C3aR expression and function in immune and stromal cells. To close this gap, we generated a floxed tandem-dye Tomato (tdTomato)-C3aR reporter knock-in mouse, which we used to monitor C3aR expression in cells residing in the lung, airways, lamina propria (LP) of the small intestine, brain, visceral adipose tissue, bone marrow (BM), spleen, and the circulation...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619710/heme-oxygenase-1-production-by-intestinal-cx3cr1-macrophages-helps-to-resolve-inflammation-and-prevents-carcinogenesis
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Giulia Marelli, Marco Erreni, Achille Anselmo, Valentina Taverniti, Simone Guglielmetti, Alberto Mantovani, Paola Allavena
CX3CR1(+) macrophages in the intestinal lamina propria contribute to gut homeostasis through the immunomodulatory interleukin IL-10, but there is little knowledge on how these cells or the CX3CR1 receptor may affect colorectal carcinogenesis. In this study, we show that CX3CR1-deficient mice fail to resolve gut inflammation despite high production of IL-10 and have increased colitis and adenomatous polyps in chemical and genetic models of colon carcinogenesis. Mechanistically, CX3CL1-mediated engagement of the CX3CR1 receptor induced upregulation of hemoxygenase-1 (HMOX-1), an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory enzyme...
June 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619514/the-frequency-of-th17%C3%A2-cells-in-the-small-intestine-exhibits-a-day-night-variation-dependent-on-circadian-clock-activity
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Ha Pham Thu Le, Yuki Nakamura, Kyoko Oh-Oka, Kayoko Ishimaru, Shotaro Nakajima, Atsuhito Nakao
Interleukin-17-producing CD4(+) T helper (Th17) cells are a key immune lineage that protects against bacterial and fungal infections at mucosal surfaces. At steady state, Th17 cells are abundant in the small intestinal mucosa of mice. There are several mechanisms for regulating the population of Th17 cells in the small intestine, reflecting the importance of maintaining their numbers in the correct balance. Here we demonstrate the existence of a time-of-day-dependent variation in the frequency of Th17 cells in the lamina propria of the small intestine in wild-type mice, which was not observed in mice with a loss-of-function mutation of the core circadian gene Clock or in mice housed under aberrant light/dark conditions...
June 12, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608390/novel-nomogram-combining-depth-of-invasion-and-size-can-accurately-predict-the-risk-for-regional-nodal-metastases-for-appendiceal-neuroendocrine-tumors-a-net
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Catalina Mosquera, Timothy L Fitzgerald, Haily Vora, Marysia Grzybowski
INTRODUCTION: The need for regional lymphadenectomy for treating appendiceal neuroendocrine tumors (A-NET) is determined by the risk of nodal metastasis. Current guidelines for A-NET are solely based on tumor size. Methods Patients with A-NET from 1988 to 2012 were identified from the SEER registry. The depth of invasion was defined as limited to the lamina propria (LP), invading the muscularis propria (MP), and through the serosa (TS). RESULTS: A total of 418 patients were included; the majority were female, white, and node-negative...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607110/the-bile-acid-receptor-gpbar1-regulates-the-m1-m2-phenotype-of-intestinal-macrophages-and-activation-of-gpbar1-rescues-mice-from-murine-colitis
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Michele Biagioli, Adriana Carino, Sabrina Cipriani, Daniela Francisci, Silvia Marchianò, Paolo Scarpelli, Daniele Sorcini, Angela Zampella, Stefano Fiorucci
GPBAR1 (TGR5 or M-BAR) is a G protein-coupled receptor for secondary bile acids that is highly expressed in monocytes/macrophages. In this study, we aimed to determine the role of GPBAR1 in mediating leukocyte trafficking in chemically induced models of colitis and investigate the therapeutic potential of BAR501, a small molecule agonist for GPBAR1. These studies demonstrated that GPBAR1 gene ablation enhanced the recruitment of classically activated macrophages in the colonic lamina propria and worsened the severity of inflammation...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602741/disease-resistance-and-response-against-vibrio-anguillarum-intestinal-infection-in-european-seabass-dicentrarchus-labrax-fed-low-fish-meal-and-fish-oil-diets
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S Torrecillas, M J Caballero, D Mompel, D Montero, M J Zamorano, L Robaina, F Rivero-Ramírez, V Karalazos, S Kaushik, M Izquierdo
The aim of this study was to assess the effects of low levels of dietary fish meal (FM) and fish oil (FO) on disease resistance and gut associated lymphoid tissue (GALT) response after an experimental intestinal infection with V. anguillarum in European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) For that purpose, sea bass juveniles were fed one of four diets containing combined levels of FO and FM as follows: 20%FM/6%FO, 20%FM/3%FO, 5%FM/6%FO and 5%FM/3%FO during 153 days. At the end of the feeding trial, fish were subjected to either an in vivo exposure to a sub-lethal dose of V...
June 7, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597107/microscopic-colitis-evolved-into-inflammatory-bowel-diseases-is-characterized-by-increased-th1-tc1-cells-in-colonic-mucosal-lamina-propria
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Ji Li, Yuchu Yan, Ziran Meng, Shuhong Liu, Paul L Beck, Subrata Ghosh, Jiaming Qian, Xianyong Gui
BACKGROUND: An association between microscopic colitis (MC), i.e., lymphocytic colitis (LC) and collagenous colitis (CC), and inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) has been noticed. A subset of MC cases may evolve into IBD, and IBD in remission may present as MC in a histologic pattern. Moreover, MC and IBD may coexist in different regions of the bowel. A link between MC and IBD in their pathogenesis is, therefore, suggested. Abnormal mucosal immunity is likely the key. METHODS: We reviewed 2324 MC cases in Calgary over 14 years and identified 20 cases evolved into IBD (IBD transformers)...
June 9, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592436/bladder-fibrosis-during-outlet-obstruction-is-triggered-through-the-nlrp3-inflammasome-and-the-production-of-il-1%C3%AE
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Francis Monty Hughes, Stephanie J Sexton, Huixia Jin, Vihasa Govada, J Todd Purves
Bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) triggers inflammation in the bladder through the NLRP3 inflammasome. BOO also activates fibrosis, which is largely responsible for the decompensation of the bladder in the chronic state. Because fibrosis can be driven by inflammation, we have explored a role for NLRP3 (and IL-1β produced by NLRP3) in the activation and progression of BOO-induced fibrosis. Female rats were divided into 5 groups: 1) control, 2) sham, 3) BOO + Vehicle, 4) BOO + the NLRP3 inhibitor glyburide or 5) BOO + the IL-1β receptor antagonist anakinra...
June 7, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591985/-application-of-immunohistochemistry-for-p16-and-gata3-and-molecular-hpv-typing-in-diagnosis-of-secondary-bladder-involvement-by-cervical-carcinoma
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R F Huang, C He, W F Zhu, Y Li, G Chen
Objective: To investigate the expression of p16 and GATA3 and the detection of human papillomavirus (HPV) in secondary bladder involvement by cervical carcinomas. Methods: Sixteen cases of cervical carcinoma with bladder involvement diagnosed from December 2008 to March 2016 were collected and evaluated by light microscopy, immunohistochemistry for p16 and GATA3 detection and PCR-reverse dot blot for molecular typing of HPV. Results: The age of the patients ranged from 25 to 76 years with median of 52 years...
June 8, 2017: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588575/gut-associated-lymphoid-tissue-a-key-tissue-inside-the-mucosal-immune-system-of-hens-immunized-with-escherichia-coli-f4
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Maria F Peralta, Alejandra Magnoli, Fabrisio Alustiza, Armando Nilson, Raúl Miazzo, Adriana Vivas
Immunoglobulin Y (IgY) is the predominant antibody found in hen's (Gallus domesticus) egg yolk. This antibody, developed against several microorganisms in hen egg yolk, has been successfully used as an alternative to immunoglobulins from mammals for use in immunodiagnostics and immunotherapy. Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (E.coli) F4 is the main etiological agent associated with swine neonatal diarrhea, and it causes notable economic losses in swine production. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the relationship between humoral immune response and the activation of gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT) in laying hens intramuscularly immunized with E...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587283/influence-of-hesperidin-on-the-systemic-and-intestinal-rat-immune-response
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Mariona Camps-Bossacoma, Àngels Franch, Francisco J Pérez-Cano, Margarida Castell
Polyphenols, widely found in edible plants, influence the immune system. Nevertheless, the immunomodulatory properties of hesperidin, the predominant flavanone in oranges, have not been deeply studied. To establish the effect of hesperidin on in vivo immune response, two different conditions of immune system stimulations in Lewis rats were applied. In the first experimental design, rats were intraperitoneally immunized with ovalbumin (OVA) plus Bordetella pertussis toxin and alum as the adjuvants, and orally given 100 or 200 mg/kg hesperidin...
June 6, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584821/th1-th2-balance-and-th17-treg-mediated-immunity-in-relation-to-murine-resistance-to-dextran-sulfate-induced-colitis
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Fangli Yang, Danan Wang, Yan Li, Lixuan Sang, Junfeng Zhu, Jinyan Wang, Bing Wei, Changlong Lu, Xun Sun
BACKGROUND: The role of the Th17/Treg balance in the development of experimental colitis remains poorly understood. METHODS: We exploited the differential response of BALB/c mice and C57BL/6 mice towards drinking water mediated by dextran sulfate sodium (DSS) challenge. RESULTS: DSS-resistant BALB/c mice were characterized by low levels of IFN-γ and TNF-α but high levels of IL-4, IL-6, IL-10, IL-17A, IL-17F, and colon lamina propria and mesenteric lymph node (MLN) CD4(+)CD25(+)FoxP3(+) T cells when compared to C57BL/6 mice...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583764/proteomic-composition-and-immunomodulatory-properties-of-urinary-bladder-matrix-scaffolds-in-homeostasis-and-injury
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REVIEW
Kaitlyn Sadtler, Sven D Sommerfeld, Matthew T Wolf, Xiaokun Wang, Shoumyo Majumdar, Liam Chung, Dhanashree S Kelkar, Akhilesh Pandey, Jennifer H Elisseeff
Urinary bladder matrix (UBM) is used clinically for management of wounds and reinforcement of surgical soft tissue repair, among other applications. UBM consists of the lamina propria and basal lamina of the porcine urinary bladder, and is decellularized as part of the process to manufacture the medical device. UBM is composed mainly of Collagen I, but also contains a wide variety of fibrillar and basement membrane collagens, glycoproteins, proteoglycans and ECM-associated factors. Upon application of the biomaterial in a traumatic or non-traumatic setting in a mouse model, there is a cascade of immune cells that respond to the damaged tissue and biomaterial...
June 2, 2017: Seminars in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582593/secreted-protein-acidic-and-rich-in-cysteine-functions-in-colitis-via-il17a-regulation-in-mucosal-cd4-t-cells
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Makoto Tanaka, Tomohisa Takagi, Yuji Naito, Kazuhiko Uchiyama, Yuma Hotta, Yuki Toyokawa, Chihiro Ushiroda, Yasuko Hirai, Wataru Aoi, Yasuki Higashimura, Katsura Mizushima, Tetsuya Okayama, Kazuhiro Katada, Kazuhiro Kamada, Takeshi Ishikawa, Osamu Handa, Yoshito Itoh
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine (SPARC) is a matricellular glycol that regulates cell proliferation, tissue repair, and tumorigenesis. Despite evidence linking SPARC to inflammation, the mechanisms are unclear. Accordingly, the role of SPARC in intestinal inflammation was investigated. METHODS: Colitis was induced in wild-type (WT) and SPARC knockout (KO) mice using trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid (TNBS). Colons were assessed for damage, leukocyte infiltration, Tnf, Ifng, Il17a, and Il10 mRNA expression, and histology...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580832/syphilis-gastritis-a-case-report
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Kuan Lai, Nicolas Pinto-Sander, Daniel Richardson, Shanshan Wei, Kang Zeng
Awareness of the spectrum of clinical manifestations of syphilis, especially uncommon changes, is essential for diagnosis and effective management of patients. A 48-year-old Han businessman presented to the ear, nose and throat surgeons with an eight-week history of epigastric pain, a four-week history of a widespread non-itchy rash including the scrotal skin and a one-week history of tinnitus and dizziness. On examination, he was afebrile with widespread lymphadenopathy and a maculopapular rash affecting his trunk and scrotum...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580765/in-vitro-evaluation-of-a-basic-fibroblast-growth-factor-containing-hydrogel-toward-vocal-fold-lamina-propria-scar-treatment
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Josh D Erndt-Marino, Andrea C Jimenez-Vergara, Patricia Diaz-Rodriguez, Jonathan Kulwatno, Juan Felipe Diaz-Quiroz, Susan Thibeault, Mariah S Hahn
Scarring of the vocal fold lamina propria can lead to debilitating voice disorders that can significantly impair quality of life. The reduced pliability of the scar tissue-which diminishes proper vocal fold vibratory efficiency-results in part from abnormal extracellular matrix (ECM) deposition by vocal fold fibroblasts (VFF) that have taken on a fibrotic phenotype. To address this issue, bioactive materials containing cytokines and/or growth factors may provide a platform to transition fibrotic VFF within the scarred tissue toward an anti-fibrotic phenotype, thereby improving the quality of ECM within the scar tissue...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579989/acute-simian-immunodeficiency-virus-infection-triggers-early-and-transient-interleukin-7-production-in-the-gut-leading-to-enhanced-local-chemokine-expression-and-intestinal-immune-cell-homing
#17
Rosalie Ponte, Magali Rancez, Suzanne Figueiredo-Morgado, Jacques Dutrieux, Véronique Fabre-Mersseman, Bénédicte Charmeteau-de-Muylder, Thomas Guilbert, Jean-Pierre Routy, Rémi Cheynier, Anne Couëdel-Courteille
The intestinal barrier, one of the first targets of HIV/simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) is subjected to major physiological changes during acute infection. Having previously shown that pharmaceutical injection of interleukin-7 (IL-7) triggers chemokine expression in many organs leading to massive T-cell homing, in particular to the intestine, we here explored mucosal IL-7 expression as part of the cytokine storm occurring during the acute phase of SIV infection in rhesus macaques. Quantifying both mRNA and protein in tissues, we demonstrated a transient increase of IL-7 expression in the small intestine of SIV-infected rhesus macaques, starting with local detection of the virus by day 3 of infection...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573508/crossover-subsets-of-cd4-t-lymphocytes-in-the-intestinal-lamina-propria-of%C3%A2-patients-with-crohn-s-disease-and-ulcerative-colitis
#18
Ji Li, Aito Ueno, Marietta Iacucci, Miriam Fort Gasia, Humberto B Jijon, Remo Panaccione, Gilaad G Kaplan, Paul L Beck, Joanne Luider, Herman W Barkema, Jiaming Qian, Xianyong Gui, Subrata Ghosh
BACKGROUND: Hovhannisyan et al. first showed evidence of plasticity between Treg and Th17 in the inflamed intestine of Crohn's disease (CD) patients. Our previous report suggests that the inflammatory cytokine milieu generates IL-17(+) Foxp3(+) CD4(+) T lymphocytes which is a crossover population converting Treg subset to Th17 in the peripheral blood of IBD patients. This is considered as an evidence of Treg/Th17 plasticity. AIM: The aim of this study was to characterize a variety of helper T cell crossover population, not limited to IL-17(+) Foxp3(+) CD4(+) T lymphocytes, in the lamina propria (LP) of IBD patients...
June 1, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560287/mend-your-fences-the-epithelial-barrier-and-its-relationship-with-mucosal-immunity-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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REVIEW
Eva Martini, Susanne M Krug, Britta Siegmund, Markus F Neurath, Christoph Becker
The intestinal epithelium can be easily disrupted during gut inflammation as seen in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease. For a long time, research into the pathophysiology of IBD has been focused on immune cell-mediated mechanisms. Recent evidence, however, suggests that the intestinal epithelium might play a major role in the development and perpetuation of IBD. It is now clear that IBD can be triggered by disturbances in epithelial barrier integrity via dysfunctions in intestinal epithelial cell-intrinsic molecular circuits that control the homeostasis, renewal, and repair of intestinal epithelial cells...
July 2017: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560089/characterization-of-a-murine-model-of-bioequivalent-bladder-wound-healing-and-repair-following-subtotal-cystectomy
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Mona Zarifpour, Karl-Erik Andersson, Sneha S Kelkar, Aaron Mohs, Cathy Mendelsohn, Kerry Schneider, Frank Marini, George J Christ
Previous work demonstrated restoration of a bioequivalent bladder within 8 weeks of removing the majority of the bladder (subtotal cystectomy or STC) in rats. The goal of the present study was to extend our investigations of bladder repair to the murine model, to harness the power of mouse genetics to delineate the cellular and molecular mechanisms responsible for the observed robust bladder regrowth. Female C57 black mice underwent STC, and at 4, 8, and 12 weeks post-STC, bladder repair and function were assessed via cystometry, ex vivo pharmacologic organ bath studies, and T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
2017: BioResearch Open Access
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