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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532656/the-il-33-st2-axis-is-crucial-in-type-2-airway-responses-induced-by-the-staphylococcus-aureus-protease-spld
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Andrea R Teufelberger, Maria Nordengrün, Harald Braun, Tania Maes, Katrien De Grove, Gabriele Holtappels, Clara O'Brien, Sharen Provoost, Hamida Hammad, Amanda Gonçalves, Rudi Beyaert, Wim Declercq, Peter Vandenabeele, Dmitri V Krysko, Barbara M Bröker, Claus Bachert, Olga Krysko
BACKGROUND: Chronic airway inflammatory diseases such as chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps and asthma showed increased nasal Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) colonization. Serine protease like protein D (SplD) and other closely related proteases secreted by S. aureus have recently been identified as inducers of allergic asthma in humans and mice but their mechanism of action is largely unknown. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the role of recombinant SplD in driving Th2-biased responses and IgE formation in a murine model of allergic asthma...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518078/non-invasive-in-vivo-fluorescence-optical-imaging-of-inflammatory-mmp-activity-using-an-activatable-fluorescent-imaging-agent
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Johannes Schwenck, Florian C Maier, Manfred Kneilling, Stefan Wiehr, Kerstin Fuchs
This paper describes a non-invasive method for imaging matrix metalloproteinases (MMP)-activity by an activatable fluorescent probe, via in vivo fluorescence optical imaging (OI), in two different mouse models of inflammation: a rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and a contact hypersensitivity reaction (CHR) model. Light with a wavelength in the near infrared (NIR) window (650 - 950 nm) allows a deeper tissue penetration and minimal signal absorption compared to wavelengths below 650 nm. The major advantages using fluorescence OI is that it is cheap, fast and easy to implement in different animal models...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516446/a-primary-human-lung-alveolus-on-a-chip-model-of-intravascular-thrombosis-for-assessment-of-therapeutics
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Abhishek Jain, Riccardo Barrile, Andries D van der Meer, Akiko Mammoto, Tadanori Mammoto, Karen De Ceunynck, Omozuanvbo Aisiku, Monicah A Otieno, Calvert S Louden, Geraldine A Hamilton, Robert Flaumenhaft, Donald E Ingber
Pulmonary thrombosis is a significant cause of patient mortality, however, there are no effective in vitro models of thrombi formation in human lung microvessels, that could also assess therapeutics and toxicology of antithrombotic drugs. Here we show that a microfluidic lung alveolus-on-a-chip lined by human primary alveolar epithelium interfaced with endothelium, and cultured under flowing whole blood can be used to perform quantitative analysis of organ-level contributions to inflammation-induced thrombosis...
May 17, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516066/the-alpha-tocopherol-form-of-vitamin-e-boosts-elastase-activity-of-human-pmns-and-their-ability-to-kill-streptococcus-pneumoniae
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Elsa N Bou Ghanem, James N Lee, Basma H Joma, Simin N Meydani, John M Leong, Alexander Panda
Despite the availability of vaccines, Streptococcus pneumoniae remains a leading cause of life-threatening infections, such as pneumonia, bacteremia and meningitis. Polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNs) are a key determinant of disease course, because optimal host defense requires an initial robust pulmonary PMN response to control bacterial numbers followed by modulation of this response later in infection. The elderly, who manifest a general decline in immune function and higher basal levels of inflammation, are at increased risk of developing pneumococcal pneumonia...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507954/with-friends-like-these-the-complex-role-of-neutrophils-in-the-progression-of-severe-pneumonia
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Roger D Pechous
Pneumonia is a leading cause of death from infection in the United States and across the globe. During pulmonary infection, clear resolution of host inflammatory responses occurs in the absence of appreciable lung damage. Neutrophils are the first wave of leukocytes to arrive in the lung upon infection. After activation, neutrophils traffic from the vasculature via transendothelial migration through the lung interstitium and into the alveolar space. Successful pulmonary immunity requires neutrophil-mediated killing of invading pathogens by phagocytosis and release of a myriad of antimicrobial molecules, followed by resolution of inflammation, neutrophil apoptosis, and clearing of dead or dying neutrophils by macrophages...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506528/emerging-roles-of-basophils-in-allergic-inflammation
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Kensuke Miyake, Hajime Karasuyama
Basophils have long been neglected in immunological studies because they were regarded as only minor relatives of mast cells. However, recent advances in analytical tools for basophils have clarified the non-redundant roles of basophils in allergic inflammation. Basophils play crucial roles in both IgE-dependent and -independent allergic inflammation, through their migration to the site of inflammation and secretion of various mediators, including cytokines, chemokines, and proteases. Basophils are known to produce large amounts of IL-4 in response to various stimuli...
May 11, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502593/meprin-metalloproteases-molecular-regulation-and-function-in-inflammation-and-fibrosis
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Philipp Arnold, Anna Otte, Christoph Becker-Pauly
The zinc-endopeptidases meprin α and meprin β are extracellular proteases involved in connective tissue homeostasis, intestinal barrier function and immunological processes. Meprins are unique amongst other extracellular proteases with regard to cleavage specificity and structure. Meprin α and meprin β have a strong preference for negatively charged amino acids around the scissile bond, reflected by cleavage sites identified in procollagen I, the amyloid precursor protein (APP) and the interleukin-6 receptor (IL-6R)...
May 11, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497028/inactive-gingipains-from-p-gingivalis-selectively-skews-t-cells-toward-a-th17-phenotype-in-an-il-6-dependent-manner
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Izabela Glowczyk, Alicia Wong, Barbara Potempa, Olena Babyak, Maciej Lech, Richard J Lamont, Jan Potempa, Joanna Koziel
Gingipain cysteine proteases are considered key virulence factors of Porphyromonas gingivalis. They significantly influence antibacterial and homeostatic functions of macrophages, neutrophils, the complement system, and cytokine networks. Recent data indicate the role of P. gingivalis in T cell differentiation; however, the involvement of gingipains in this process remains elusive. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the contribution of danger signals triggered by the gingipains on the generation of Th17 cells, which play a key role in protection against bacterial diseases but may cause chronic inflammation and bone resorption...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496445/eosinophils-in-autoimmune-diseases
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REVIEW
Nicola L Diny, Noel R Rose, Daniela Čiháková
Eosinophils are multifunctional granulocytes that contribute to initiation and modulation of inflammation. Their role in asthma and parasitic infections has long been recognized. Growing evidence now reveals a role for eosinophils in autoimmune diseases. In this review, we summarize the function of eosinophils in inflammatory bowel diseases, neuromyelitis optica, bullous pemphigoid, autoimmune myocarditis, primary biliary cirrhosis, eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis, and other autoimmune diseases...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483635/crystal-structure-of-tissue-factor-in-complex-with-antibody-10h10-reveals-the-signaling-epitope
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Alexey Teplyakov, Galina Obmolova, Thomas J Malia, Bingyuan Wu, Yonghong Zhao, Susann Taudte, G Mark Anderson, Gary L Gilliland
Tissue factor (TF) initiates the extrinsic pathway of blood coagulation through sequential binding and activation of coagulation factors VII (FVII) and X (FX). In addition, through activation of G-protein-coupled protease activated receptors (PARs) TF induces cell signaling that is related to cancer, angiogenesis and inflammation. Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) proved to be a useful tool for studying the interplay between TF signaling and coagulation. MAb 10H10 is unique in that it blocks the signaling pathway and thus inhibits angiogenesis and tumor growth without interfering with coagulation...
May 5, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483562/the-role-of-inkt-cells-on-the-phenotypes-of-allergic-airways-in-a-mouse-model
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Lennart K A Lundblad, Nazey Gülec, Matthew E Poynter, Victoria L DeVault, Oliver Dienz, Jonathan E Boyson, Nirav Daphtary, Minara Aliyeva, Jennifer L Ather, Felix Scheuplein, Robert Schaub
iNKT cells and mast cells have both been implicated in the syndrome of allergic asthma through their activation-induced release of Th2 type cytokines and secretion of histamine and other mediators, respectively, which can promote airways hyperresponsiveness (AHR) to agents such as methacholine. However, a mechanistic link between iNKT cells and mast cell recruitment or activation has never been explored. Our objective was to determine whether iNKT cells are necessary for the recruitment of mast cells and if iNKT cells can influence the acute allergen induced bronchoconstriction (AIB) caused by mast cell mediator release...
May 5, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482922/therapeutic-effect-of-schistosoma-japonicum-cystatin-on-bacterial-sepsis-in-mice
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Huihui Li, Shushu Wang, Bin Zhan, Wenxin He, Liang Chu, Dapeng Qiu, Nan Li, Yongkun Wan, Hui Zhang, Xingzhi Chen, Qiang Fang, Jilong Shen, Xiaodi Yang
BACKGROUND: Sepsis is a life-threatening complication of an infection and remains one of the leading causes of mortality in surgical patients. Bacteremia induces excessive inflammatory responses that result in multiple organ damage. Chronic helminth infection and helminth-derived materials have been found to immunomodulate host immune system to reduce inflammation against some allergic or inflammatory diseases. Schistosoma japonicum cystatin (Sj-Cys) is a cysteine protease inhibitor that induces regulatory T-cells and a potential immunomodulatory...
May 8, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479159/proteomic-analysis-of-filaggrin-deficiency-identifies-molecular-signatures-characteristic-of-atopic-eczema
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Martina S Elias, Heather A Long, Carla F Newman, Paul A Wilson, Andrew West, Paul J McGill, Keith C Wu, Michael J Donaldson, Nick J Reynolds
BACKGROUND: Atopic eczema (AE) is characterized by skin barrier and immune dysfunction. Null mutations in filaggrin (FLG), a key epidermal barrier protein, strongly predispose to AE; however, the precise role of FLG deficiency in AE pathogenesis remains incompletely understood. OBJECTIVES: We sought to identify global proteomic changes downstream of FLG deficiency in human epidermal living skin-equivalent (LSE) models and validate findings in skin of patients with AE...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478842/periodontal-disease-as-a-potential-factor-of-migraine-chronification
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Pablo Ameijeira, Yago Leira, Juan Blanco, Rogelio Leira
Migraine is a hereditary constitutional base disorder, which is characterized by recurrent episodes of headache pulsatile characteristics associated with photophobia/phonophobia, nausea and/or vomiting. The main complication in migraine is the chronicity of the process, now recognized as a chronic migraine. Although pathogenic mechanisms that may influence the pathophysiology of migraine and its possible chronicity are not fully understood, previous studies have shown in patients with migraine molecular alterations of systemic inflammation, neurogenic inflammation, endothelial dysfunction, innate immunity, dysfunction of matrix proteases and blood-brain barrier...
May 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468657/hsya-alleviates-secondary-neuronal-death-through-attenuating-oxidative-stress-inflammatory-response-and-neural-apoptosis-in-sd-rat-spinal-cord-compression-injury
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Jun-Peng Pei, Li-Hong Fan, Kai Nan, Jia Li, Xiao-Qian Dang, Kun-Zheng Wang
BACKGROUND: Hydroxysafflor yellow A (HSYA) is a major active component of yellow pigment extracted from safflowers; this compound possesses potent neuroprotective effects both in vitro and in vivo. However, underlying mechanism of HSYA is not fully elucidated. The present study investigated the protective effects of HSYA in rat spinal cord compression injury model and related mechanisms involved. METHODS: Sprague-Dawley rats were divided as Sham, Control, and HSYA groups (n = 30 per group)...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464379/activation-of-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-1-by-thrombin-via-integrins-%C3%AE-v%C3%AE-1-%C3%AE-v%C3%AE-3-and-%C3%AE-v%C3%AE-5-in-buccal-fibroblasts-suppression-by-epigallocatechin-3-gallate
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Jenny Zwei-Chieng Chang, Yu-Ping Hsieh, Wen-Hsin Lin, Hsin-Ming Chen, Mark Yen-Ping Kuo
BACKGROUND: Transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β) plays a central role in the pathogenesis of oral submucous fibrosis (OSF). Thrombin is a key player in tissue repair, inflammation, and fibrosis after injury. METHODS: Effects of thrombin on activated-TGF-β1 levels, Smad3 phosphorylation, and connective tissue growth factor (CTGF/CCN2) synthesis in primary human buccal mucosal fibroblasts (BMFs) were assessed by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay or Western blot analysis...
May 2, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462521/ripk3-in-cell-death-and-inflammation-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly
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REVIEW
Susana Orozco, Andrew Oberst
Necroptosis is a form of cell death that can be observed downstream of death receptor or pattern recognition receptor signaling under certain cellular contexts, or in response to some viral and bacterial infections. The receptor interacting protein kinases-1 (RIPK1) and RIPK3 are at the core of necroptotic signaling, among other proteins. Because this pathway is normally halted by the pro-apoptotic protease caspase-8 and the IAP ubiquitin ligases, how and when necroptosis is triggered in physiological settings are ongoing questions...
May 2017: Immunological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462209/lung-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-the-therapeutic-role-of-dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-inhibition
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REVIEW
Paul A J Beckers, Jan F Gielis, Paul E Van Schil, Dirk Adriaensen
Dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP4) is a cell surface protease that has been reported to play a role in glucose homeostasis, cancer, HIV, autoimmunity, immunology and inflammation. A role for DPP4 in ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) in the heart has been established. Dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibition (DPP4i) appeared to decrease infarct size, improves cardiac function and promotes myocardial regeneration. Lung ischemia reperfusion injury is caused by a complex mechanism in which macrophages and neutrophils play an important role...
March 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458281/role-of-histamine-releasing-factor-in-allergic-inflammatory-reactions
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Jun-Ichi Kashiwakura, Tomoaki Ando, Toshiaki Kawakami
 Mast cells are effector cells in immunoglobulin E (IgE)-mediated immediate hypersensitivity and allergic diseases such as asthma and food allergy. Mast cells are activated by the aggregation of the IgE-bound high-affinity IgE receptor FcεRI with multivalent antigen. Activated mast cells secrete proinflammatory mediators such as histamine, serotonin, and proteases and produce cytokines and chemokines. However, it has been reported that mast cells are activated by crosslinking of FcεRI with monomeric IgE in the absence of antigen...
2017: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457019/dynamics-of-von-willebrand-factor-reactivity-in-sickle-cell-disease-during-vaso-occlusive-crisis-and-steady-state
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Joep W R Sins, Marein Schimmel, Brenda M Luken, Erfan Nur, Sacha S Zeerleder, Charlotte F J van Tuijn, Dees P M Brandjes, Wil F Kopatz, Rolf T Urbanus, Joost C M Meijers, Bart J Biemond, Karin Fijnvandraat
BACKGROUND: Endothelial activation plays a central role in the pathophysiology of vaso-occlusion in sickle cell disease (SCD), facilitating adhesive interactions with circulating blood cells. Upon activation various adhesive molecules are expressed, including von Willebrand factor (VWF). Increased VWF levels have been observed in patients with SCD during steady state. However, the role of VWF in the pathogenesis of SCD vaso-occlusion is unclear. OBJECTIVES: To longitudinally assess quantity and reactivity of VWF and its regulating protease ADAMTS-13 during vaso-occlusive crisis (VOC)...
April 29, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
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