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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930914/the-protective-effect-of-a-short-peptide-derived-from-cold-inducible-rna-binding-protein-in-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Joseph McGinn, Fangming Zhang, Monowar Aziz, Weng-Lang Yang, Jeffrey Nicastro, Gene F Coppa, Ping Wang
Extracellular cold-inducible RNA-binding protein (CIRP) functions as damage-associated molecular pattern (DAMP) and has been demonstrated to be responsible in part for the damage occurring after renal ischemia-reperfusion (I/R). A short peptide derived from CIRP, named C23, binds to myeloid differentiation factor 2 (MD2), a Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) co-receptor. We hypothesize that C23 reduces renal ischemia-reperfusion (RIR) injury by blocking CIRP. We observed that pre-treatment with C23 significantly decreased the levels of recombinant mouse CIRP-induced TNF-α in a dose-dependent fashion in cultured macrophages...
September 19, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923112/cobalt-nanoparticles-induce-lung-injury-dna-damage-and-mutations-in-mice
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Rong Wan, Yiqun Mo, Zhenyu Zhang, Mizu Jiang, Shichuan Tang, Qunwei Zhang
BACKGROUND: We and other groups have demonstrated that exposure to cobalt nanoparticles (Nano-Co) caused oxidative stress and inflammation, which have been shown to be strongly associated with genotoxic and carcinogenic effects. However, few studies have reported Nano-Co-induced genotoxic effects in vivo. Here, we propose that Nano-Co may have high genotoxic effects due to their small size and high surface area, which have high capacity for causing oxidative stress and inflammation. METHODS: gpt delta transgenic mice were used as our in vivo study model...
September 18, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922541/effects-of-collagen-peptides-intake-on-skin-ageing-and-platelet-release-in-chronologically-aged-mice-revealed-by-cytokine-array-analysis
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Hongdong Song, Ling Zhang, Yongkang Luo, Siqi Zhang, Bo Li
Action mechanisms underlying various biological activities of collagen peptides (CPs) remained to be elucidated. Cytokines may play an important role in mediating these health benefits of CPs. This study aimed to systemically examine the cytokines in skin and blood regulated by CPs intake. Thirteen-month-old female Kunming mice were administered with CPs for 2 months (0 or 400 mg/kg bodyweight/day). The cytokines in skin and plasma were analysed using a 53-cytokine array and corresponding ELISA kits. In skin, CPs intake significantly down-regulated placenta growth factor (PIGF-2), insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-binding protein (IGFBP) -2 and IGFBP-3, and up-regulated platelet factor 4 (PF4), serpin E1 and transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1 ...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922365/isothiocyanate-enriched-moringa-seed-extract-alleviates-ulcerative-colitis-symptoms-in-mice
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Youjin Kim, Alex G Wu, Asha Jaja-Chimedza, Brittany L Graf, Carrie Waterman, Michael P Verzi, Ilya Raskin
Moringa (Moringa oleifera Lam.) seed extract (MSE) has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities. We investigated the effects of MSE enriched in moringa isothiocyanate-1 (MIC-1), its putative bioactive, on ulcerative colitis (UC) and its anti-inflammatory/antioxidant mechanism likely mediated through Nrf2-signaling pathway. Dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced acute (n = 8/group; 3% DSS for 5 d) and chronic (n = 6/group; cyclic rotations of 2.5% DSS/water for 30 d) UC was induced in mice that were assigned to 4 experimental groups: healthy control (water/vehicle), disease control (DSS/vehicle), MSE treatment (DSS/MSE), or 5-aminosalicyic acid (5-ASA) treatment (positive control; DSS/5-ASA)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922329/conventional-corneal-collagen-cross-linking-versus-transepithelial-diluted-alcohol-and-iontophoresis-assisted-corneal-cross-linking-in-progressive-keratoconus
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Kamil Bilgihan, Nilufer Yesilirmak, Yesim Altay, Armagan Yuvarlak, Huseyin Baran Ozdemir
PURPOSE: To compare clinical outcomes of conventional corneal cross-linking (C-CXL) and diluted alcohol and iontophoresis-assisted corneal cross-linking (DAI-CXL) for the treatment of progressive keratoconus (KC). METHODS: Ninety-three eyes of 80 patients with KC were treated by C-CXL (n = 47) or DAI-CXL (n = 46). Visual acuity, keratometry, KC indexes, pachymetry, and aberrations were recorded before treatment and 1, 3, 6, and 12 months after treatment. The demarcation line was assessed 1 month after treatment...
September 14, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917668/gut-microbe-mediated-suppression-of-inflammation-associated-colon-carcinogenesis-by-luminal-histamine-production
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Chunxu Gao, Bhanu Priya Ganesh, Zhongcheng Shi, Rajesh Rasik Shah, Robert Fultz, Angela Major, Susan Venable, Monica Lugo, Kathleen Hoch, Xiaowei Chen, Anthony Haag, Timothy C Wang, James Versalovic
Microbiome-mediated suppression of carcinogenesis may open new avenues for identification of therapeutic targets and prevention strategies in oncology. Histidine decarboxylase (HDC) deficiency has been shown to promote inflammation-associated colorectal cancer by accumulation of CD11b(+)Gr-1(+) immature myeloid cells, indicating a potential antitumorigenic effect of histamine. Here, we demonstrate that administration of hdc(+)Lactobacillus reuteri in the gut resulted in luminal hdc gene expression and histamine production in the intestines of Hdc(-/-) mice...
September 6, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915625/long-term-cigarette-smoke-exposure-inhibits-histone-deacetylase-2-expression-and-enhances-the-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation-in-skeletal-muscle-of-mice
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Dongmei Huang, Zhiying Ma, Yili He, Ying Xiao, Honglin Luo, Qiuli Liang, Xiaoning Zhong, Jing Bai, Zhiyi He
Long-term cigarette smoke induces lung inflammatory injury and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), associated with skeletal muscle inflammation. This study aimed at investigating how cigarette smoke promotes skeletal muscle inflammation and its molecular pathogenesis. Mice were exposed to air or cigarette smoke for 12 or 24 weeks, and C2C12 cells were stimulated with cigarette smoke extract (CSE). The mass and function, myotube formation, inflammatory cytokine production, histone deacetylase 2 (HDAC2) and nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) p65 expression were detected in the gastrocnemius muscles of mice and C2C12 cells...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912380/exposure-of-neonatal-mice-to-bromine-impairs-their-alveolar-development-and-lung-function
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Tamas Jilling, Changchun Ren, Aaron Jefthy Yee, Saurabh Aggarwal, Brian Halloran, Namasivayam Ambalavanan, Sadis Matalon
The halogen bromine (Br2) is used extensively in industry and stored and transported in large quantities. Its accidental or malicious release into the atmosphere has resulted in significant casualties. The pathophysiology of Br2-induced lung injury has been studied in adult animals, but the consequences of Br2 exposure to the developing lung are completely unknown. We exposed neonatal mouse littermates on postnatal day 3 (P3) to either Br2 at 400 ppm for 30 minutes (400/30), to Br2 at 600 ppm for 30 minutes (600/30), or to room air, then returned them to their dams and observed until P14...
September 14, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911842/genetic-correlations-of-hip-dysplasia-scores-for-golden-retrievers-and-labrador-retrievers-in-france-sweden-and-the-uk
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S Wang, G Leroy, S Malm, T Lewis, Å Viklund, E Strandberg, W F Fikse
In order to reduce the prevalence of inherited diseases in pedigree dogs, the feasibility of implementation of an international breeding program was investigated. One prerequisite is a strong genetic correlation between countries and our objective was to estimate this correlation for canine hip dysplasia (HD) across three countries to evaluate the feasibility of an international genetic evaluation. Data were provided by the Société Centrale Canine (SCC, France), Svenska Kennelklubben (SKK, Sweden) and The Kennel Club (KC, UK) on Golden retriever and Labrador retriever dogs...
August 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910354/differential-impact-of-the-dual-ccr2-ccr5-inhibitor-cenicriviroc-on-migration-of-monocyte-and-lymphocyte-subsets-in-acute-liver-injury
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Tobias Puengel, Oliver Krenkel, Marlene Kohlhepp, Eric Lefebvre, Tom Luedde, Christian Trautwein, Frank Tacke
A hallmark of acute hepatic injury is the recruitment of neutrophils, monocytes and lymphocytes, including natural killer (NK) or T cells, towards areas of inflammation. The recruitment of leukocytes from their reservoirs bone marrow or spleen into the liver is directed by chemokines such as CCL2 (for monocytes) and CCL5 (for lymphocytes). We herein elucidated the impact of chemokine receptor inhibition by the dual CCR2 and CCR5 inhibitor cenicriviroc (CVC) on the composition of myeloid and lymphoid immune cell populations in acute liver injury...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905822/higher-order-aberration-4-years-after-corneal-collagen-cross-linking
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Mohammad Naderan, Ali Jahanrad
PURPOSE: Corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) is a treatment strategy used in keratoconic eyes. Evaluation of long-term changes of higher-order aberrations (HOAs) after CXL is useful in understanding the efficacy of this procedure in improving optical, refractive, and visual acuity. This study aims to investigate the long-term effect of CXL on ocular HOA in patients with progressive keratoconus (KC). METHODS: Using an OPD-Scan II aberrometer, ocular HOAs measurements of 56 eyes of 56 patients that underwent CXL was evaluated at the baseline, 1, 2, and 4 years after the procedure...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905319/pi3k-inhibition-protects-mice-from-nafld-by-down-regulating-cmklr1-and-nlrp3-in-kupffer-cells
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Wenfeng Zhang, Yan Liu, Mingbing Wu, Xiwen Zhu, Tao Wang, Kun He, Peizhi Li, Xiaoling Wu
Inflammation induced by high-fat diet (HFD) is of critical importance in the development of hepatic steatosis. The role of chemerin in the progress of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) remains controversial. Here, we have evaluated the effects and mechanism of chemerin on insulin sensitivity and inflammation. An inhibitor (wortmannin) and agonist (insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) of phosphatidyl inositol 3-kinase (PI3K) were applied to Kupffer cells (KCs) after treatment with a concentration gradient of chemerin in vitro...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902914/oxidative-stress-induces-dysregulated-autophagy-in-corneal-epithelium-of-keratoconus-patients
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Rohit Shetty, Anupam Sharma, Natasha Pahuja, Priyanka Chevour, Neeraja Padmajan, Kamesh Dhamodaran, Chaitra Jayadev, Rudy M M A Nuijts, Arkasubhra Ghosh, Jeyabalan Nallathambi
Oxidative stress is one of the key factors that contributes to the pathogenesis of keratoconus (KC). Macroautophagy is a vital cellular mechanism that is activated in response to oxidative stress. The aim of this study was to understand the role of the autophagic lysosomal pathway in the oxidative damage of KC corneal epithelium and the human corneal epithelial cell line (HCE).The corneal epithelium was collected from 78 KC patients undergoing corneal cross-linking or topography guided photorefractive keratectomy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898461/risks-of-different-skin-tumor-combinations-after-a-first-melanoma-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-basal-cell-carcinoma-in-dutch-population-based-cohorts-1989-2009
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R J T van der Leest, L M Hollestein, L Liu, T Nijsten, E de Vries
BACKGROUND: Skin cancer patients are primarily at increased risk of developing subsequent skin cancers of the same type. Shared risk factors might also increase the occurrence of a different type of subsequent skin cancer. OBJECTIVE: To investigate risks of different skin tumor combinations after a first melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and basal cell carcinoma (BCC). METHODS: All melanoma and SCC patients included in the national Netherlands Cancer Registry (NCR) and all BCC patients included in the regional Eindhoven Cancer Registry (ECR) between 1989 and 2009 were followed until diagnosis of a subsequent different skin cancer (melanoma, SCC or BCC), date of death or end of study...
September 12, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894119/evidence-for-biochemical-barrier-restoration-topical-solenopsin-analogs-improve-inflammation-and-acanthosis-in-the-kc-tie2-mouse-model-of-psoriasis
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Jack L Arbiser, Ron Nowak, Kellie Michaels, Yuliya Skabytska, Tilo Biedermann, Monica J Lewis, Michael Y Bonner, Shikha Rao, Linda C Gilbert, Nabiha Yusuf, Isabella Karlsson, Yi Fritz, Nicole L Ward
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease affecting 2.5-6 million patients in the United States. The cause of psoriasis remains unknown. Previous human and animal studies suggest that patients with a susceptible genetic background and some stimulus, such as barrier disruption, leads to a coordinated signaling events involving cytokines between keratinocytes, endothelial cells, T cells, macrophages and dendritic cells. Ceramides are endogenous skin lipids essential for maintaining skin barrier function and loss of ceramides may underlie inflammatory and premalignant skin...
September 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891938/time-course-of-the-phenotype-of-blood-and-bone-marrow-monocytes-and-macrophages-in-the-lung-after-cigarette-smoke-exposure-in-vivo
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Camila Oliveira da Silva, Andréa Monte-Alto-Costa, Mariana Renovato-Martins, Filipe Jorge Viana Nascimento, Samuel Dos Santos Valença, Vincent Lagente, Luís Cristóvão Pôrto, Tatiana Victoni
Alveolar macrophages play a central role in the pathogenesis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Monocytes are recruited from blood during inflammation and then mature into alveolar macrophages. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of cigarette smoke (CS) at different times in lung macrophages and monocytes from blood and bone marrow in mice. Male mice (C57BL/6, n = 45) were divided into groups: control, CS 5 days, CS 14 days and CS 30 days. Five days' CS exposure induced a pronounced influx of neutrophils and macrophages in the lung associated with increased levels of keratinocyte chemoattractant (KC), tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), nitric oxide (NO) and matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-12...
September 9, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888902/a-small-molecule-inhibitor-of-the-wnt-pathway-sm04690-as-a-potential-disease-modifying-agent-for-the-treatment-of-osteoarthritis-of-the-knee
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Vishal Deshmukh, Haide Hu, Charlene Barroga, Carine Bossard, Sunil Kc, Luis Dellamary, Joshua Stewart, Kevin Chiu, Maureen Ibanez, Melinda Pedraza, Tim Seo, Long Do, Shawn Cho, Joseph Cahiwat, Betty Tam, Jeyanesh R S Tambiah, John Hood, Nancy E Lane, Yusuf Yazici
OBJECTIVES: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative disease characterized by loss of cartilage and increased subchondral bone within synovial joints. Wnt signaling affects the pathogenesis of OA as this pathway modulates both the differentiation of osteoblasts and chondrocytes, and production of catabolic proteases. A novel small molecule Wnt pathway inhibitor, SM04690, was evaluated in a series of in vitro and in vivo animal studies to determine its effects on chondrogenesis, cartilage protection and synovial-lined joint pathology...
September 6, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887522/urban-pm2-5-exacerbates-allergic-inflammation-in-the-murine-lung-via-a-tlr2-tlr4-myd88-signaling-pathway
#18
Miao He, Takamichi Ichinose, Yasuhiro Yoshida, Keiichi Arashidani, Seiichi Yoshida, Hirohisa Takano, Guifan Sun, Takayuki Shibamoto
Nevertheless its mechanism has not been well explained yet, PM2.5 is recognized to exacerbate asthma. In the present study, the roles of toll-like receptor (TLR) 2, TLR4 and MyD88, in exacerbation of allergen-induced lung eosinophilia caused by urban PM2.5 was investigated. TLR2-, TLR4-, MyD88-deficient and WT BALB/c mice were intratracheally challenged with PM2.5 +/- ovalbumin (OVA) four times at 2-week intervals. PM2.5 increased neutrophil numbers and KC in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid and caused slight peribronchiolar inflammation in WT mice...
September 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886117/incidence-of-pancreatic-cancer-is-dramatically-increased-by-a-high-fat-high-calorie-diet-in-krasg12d-mice
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Hui-Hua Chang, Aune Moro, Kazuki Takakura, Hsin-Yuan Su, Allen Mo, Masako Nakanishi, Richard T Waldron, Samuel W French, David W Dawson, O Joe Hines, Gang Li, Vay Liang W Go, James Sinnett-Smith, Stephen J Pandol, Aurelia Lugea, Anna S Gukovskaya, Michael O Duff, Daniel W Rosenberg, Enrique Rozengurt, Guido Eibl
Epidemiologic data has linked obesity to a higher risk of pancreatic cancer, but the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. To allow for detailed mechanistic studies in a relevant model mimicking diet-induced obesity and pancreatic cancer, a high-fat, high-calorie diet (HFCD) was given to P48+/Cre;LSL-KRASG12D (KC) mice carrying a pancreas-specific oncogenic Kras mutation. The mice were randomly allocated to a HFCD or control diet (CD). Cohorts were sacrificed at 3, 6, and 9 months and tissues were harvested for further analysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881035/protease-activated-receptor-2-contributes-to-toxoplasma-gondii-mediated-gut-inflammation
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Chrystelle Bonnart, Guylène Feuillet, Virginie Vasseur, Nicolas Cenac, Nathalie Vergnolle, Nicolas Blanchard
Toxoplasma gondii is a widespread intracellular parasite, which naturally enters the organism via the oral route and cross the intestinal barrier to disseminate. In addition to neuronal and ocular pathologies, this pathogen also causes gut inflammation in a number of animals. This infection-triggered inflammation has been extensively studied in the C57BL/6 mice, highlighting the importance of the immune cells and their mediators in the development of gut pathology. However, despite their importance in inflammation, the role of Protease-Activated Receptors (PAR) was never reported in the context of T...
September 7, 2017: Parasite Immunology
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