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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213899/human-influence-and-biotic-homogenization-drive-the-distribution-of-escherichia-coli-virulence-genes-in-natural-habitats
#1
Adriana Cabal, Joaquin Vicente, Julio Alvarez, Jose Angel Barasona, Mariana Boadella, Lucas Dominguez, Christian Gortazar
Cattle are the main reservoirs for Shiga-toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC), the only known zoonotic intestinal E. coli pathotype. However, there are other intestinal pathotypes that can cause disease in humans, whose presence has been seldom investigated. Thus, our aim was to identify the effects of anthropic pressure and of wild and domestic ungulate abundance on the distribution and diversity of the main human E. coli pathotypes and nine of their representative virulence genes (VGs). We used a quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) for the direct detection and quantification of the genus-specific gene uidA, nine E...
February 18, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213589/sh479-a-betulinic-acid-derivative-ameliorates-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-by-regulating-the-th17-treg-balance
#2
Jing Li, Ji Jing, Yang Bai, Zhen Li, Roumei Xing, Binhe Tan, Xueyun Ma, Wenwei Qiu, Changsheng Du, Bing Du, Fan Yang, Jie Tang, Stefan Siwko, Mingyao Liu, Huaqing Chen, Jian Luo
CD4+ T helper cells, especially Th17 cells, combined with immune regulatory network dysfunction, play key roles in autoimmune diseases including multiple sclerosis (MS). Betulinic acid (BA), a natural pentacyclic triterpenoid, has been reported to be involved in anti-inflammation, in particular having an inhibitory effect on pro-inflammatory cytokine IL-17 and IFN-γ production. In this study, we screened BA derivatives and found a BA derivative, SH479, which had a greater inhibitory effect on Th17 differentiation...
February 17, 2017: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209777/cd6-as-a-potential-target-for-treating-multiple-sclerosis
#3
Yan Li, Nora G Singer, Joy Whitbred, Michael A Bowen, David A Fox, Feng Lin
CD6 was established as a marker of T cells more than three decades ago, and recent studies have identified CD6 as a risk gene for multiple sclerosis (MS), a disease in which autoreactive T cells are integrally involved. Nevertheless, the precise role of CD6 in regulating T-cell responses is controversial and its significance in the pathogenesis of various diseases remains elusive, partly due to the lack of animals engineered to alter expression of the CD6 gene. In this report, we found that CD6 KO mice showed decreased pathogenic T-cell responses, reduced spinal cord T-cell infiltration, and attenuated disease severity in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), an animal model of MS...
February 16, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207302/characteristics-of-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-o157-in-slaughtered-reindeer-from-northern-finland
#4
Claudio Zweifel, Lisa Fierz, Nicole Cernela, Sauli Laaksonen, Maria Fredriksson-Ahomaa, Roger Stephan
Fecal samples collected from 470 slaughtered reindeer 6 to 7 months of age were screened by real-time PCR (after enrichment) for Shiga toxin genes (stx) and then for Escherichia coli serogroup O157. Shiga toxin genes were found frequently (>30% of samples), and serogroup O157 was detected in 20% of the stx-positive samples. From these samples, a total of 25 E. coli O157:H(-) isolates (nonmotile but PCR positive for fliCH7) were obtained. Twenty-four of these E. coli O157:H(-) isolates did not ferment sorbitol and originated from one geographic area...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205034/laparoscopic-surgery-for-pancreatic-neoplasms-the-european-association-for-endoscopic-surgery-clinical-consensus-conference
#5
Bjørn Edwin, Mushegh A Sahakyan, Mohammad Abu Hilal, Marc G Besselink, Marco Braga, Jean-Michel Fabre, Laureano Fernández-Cruz, Brice Gayet, Song Cheol Kim, Igor E Khatkov
BACKGROUND: Introduced more than 20 years ago, laparoscopic pancreatic surgery (LAPS) has not reached a uniform acceptance among HPB surgeons. As a result, there is no consensus regarding its use in patients with pancreatic neoplasms. This study, organized by the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES), aimed to develop consensus statements and clinical recommendations on the application of LAPS in these patients. METHODS: An international panel of experts was selected based on their clinical and scientific expertise in laparoscopic and open pancreatic surgery...
February 15, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202908/silencing-c-rel-in-macrophages-dampens-th1-and-th17-immune-responses-and-alleviates-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-in-mice
#6
Hongling Zhang, Jiacheng Bi, Huqiang Yi, Tingting Fan, Qingguo Ruan, Lintao Cai, Youhai H Chen, Xiaochun Wan
Autoimmune Th1 and Th17 responses are critical for the development of central nervous system (CNS) pathology in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), an animal model for human multiple sclerosis. Although macrophages play important roles in the development of Th1 and Th17 responses, whether modulating macrophage gene transcription can diminish Th1- and Th17 cell-induced CNS pathology is unclear. In this study, we successfully silenced the expression of the transcription factor c-Rel in macrophages of mice with EAE (including those infiltrating the CNS) using chemically modified c-Rel-specific siRNAs delivered by nanoparticles...
February 16, 2017: Immunology and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199852/b-cell-activating-factor-baff-selects-il-10-b-cells-over-il-10-b-cells-during-inflammatory-responses
#7
Ning Ma, Yu Zhang, Qilin Liu, Zhiding Wang, Xiaoling Liu, Gaizhi Zhu, Dandan Yu, Gencheng Han, Guojiang Chen, Chunmei Hou, Tianxiao Wang, Yuanfang Ma, Beifen Shen, Yan Li, He Xiao, Renxi Wang
B cell activating factor (BAFF) regulates B cell maturation, survival, function, and plays a critical pathogenic role in autoimmune diseases. It remains unclear how BAFF affects IL-10(-)B cells versus regulatory B cells (Bregs) in inflammatory responses. In this study, we found that IL-10-expressing Bregs decreased in lupus-prone MRL/lpr mice and experimental allergic encephalomyelitis (EAE) mice. On blockade of the effects of BAFF with TACI-IgG, IL-10(+) Bregs were upregulated in MRL/lpr and EAE mice. In addition, BAFF expanded IL-10(+)B cells over IL-10(-)B cells under noninflammatory conditions in vitro, whereas it expanded IL-10(-)B cells over IL-10(+)B cells during inflammatory responses, such as stimulation with autoantigen and LPS...
February 12, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198408/therapeutic-effects-of-human-adipose-tissue-derived-stem-cell-hadsc-transplantation-on-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-eae-mice
#8
Jia Li, Ying Chen, Zhibo Chen, Yuanyuan Huang, Dehao Yang, Zhongqian Su, Yiyun Weng, Xiang Li, Xu Zhang
This study is to investigate the therapeutic effects of human adipose tissue-derived stem cell (hADSC) transplantation on experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) in mice. EAE mouse model was established by MOG35-55 immunization. Body weight and neurological function were assessed. H&E and LFB staining was performed to evaluate histopathological changes. Flow cytometry was used to detect Th17 and Treg cells. ELISA and real-time PCR were performed to determine transcription factor and pro-inflammatory cytokine levels...
February 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196884/functional-genomics-analysis-of-vitamin-d-effects-on-cd4-t-cells-in-vivo-in-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-%C3%A2
#9
Manuel Zeitelhofer, Milena Z Adzemovic, David Gomez-Cabrero, Petra Bergman, Sonja Hochmeister, Marie N'diaye, Atul Paulson, Sabrina Ruhrmann, Malin Almgren, Jesper N Tegnér, Tomas J Ekström, André Ortlieb Guerreiro-Cacais, Maja Jagodic
Vitamin D exerts multiple immunomodulatory functions and has been implicated in the etiology and treatment of several autoimmune diseases, including multiple sclerosis (MS). We have previously reported that in juvenile/adolescent rats, vitamin D supplementation protects from experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), a model of MS. Here we demonstrate that this protective effect associates with decreased proliferation of CD4+ T cells and lower frequency of pathogenic T helper (Th) 17 cells. Using transcriptome, methylome, and pathway analyses in CD4+ T cells, we show that vitamin D affects multiple signaling and metabolic pathways critical for T-cell activation and differentiation into Th1 and Th17 subsets in vivo...
February 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192476/th40-cells-cd4-cd40-tcells-drive-a-more-severe-form-of-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-than-conventional-cd4-t-cells
#10
Gisela M Vaitaitis, Martin G Yussman, Dan M Waid, David H Wagner
CD40-CD154 interaction is critically involved in autoimmune diseases, and CD4 T cells play a dominant role in the Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis (EAE) model of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). CD4 T cells expressing CD40 (Th40) are pathogenic in type I diabetes but have not been evaluated in EAE. We demonstrate here that Th40 cells drive a rapid, more severe EAE disease course than conventional CD4 T cells. Adoptively transferred Th40 cells are present in lesions in the CNS and are associated with wide spread demyelination...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186117/amelioration-of-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-through-transplantation-of-placental-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#11
Hong Jiang, Yuanyuan Zhang, Kewei Tian, Beibei Wang, Shu Han
Placental derived mesenchymal stem cells (PMSCs) have been suggested as a possible source of cells to treat multiple sclerosis (MS) due to their immunomodulatory functions, lack of ethical concerns, and potential to differentiate into neurons and oligodendrocytes. To investigate whether PMSCs share similar characteristics with embryonic mesenchymal stem cells (EMSCs), and if transplanted PMSCs have the ability to integrate and replace degenerated neural cells, we transplanted rat PMSCs and EMSCs into the central nervous system (CNS) of Lewis rats with experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), an animal model of MS...
February 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185005/management-and-follow-up-of-gallbladder-polyps-joint-guidelines-between-the-european-society-of-gastrointestinal-and-abdominal-radiology-esgar-european-association-for-endoscopic-surgery-and-other-interventional-techniques-eaes-international-society-of-digestive
#12
Rebecca Wiles, Ruedi F Thoeni, Sorin Traian Barbu, Yogesh K Vashist, Søren Rafael Rafaelsen, Catherine Dewhurst, Marianna Arvanitakis, Max Lahaye, Marek Soltes, Julie Perinel, Stuart Ashley Roberts
OBJECTIVES: The management of incidentally detected gallbladder polyps on radiological examinations is contentious. The incidental radiological finding of a gallbladder polyp can therefore be problematic for the radiologist and the clinician who referred the patient for the radiological examination. To address this a joint guideline was created by the European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR), European Association for Endoscopic Surgery and other Interventional Techniques (EAES), International Society of Digestive Surgery - European Federation (EFISDS) and European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE)...
February 9, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181561/peripheral-sensory-neuron-injury-contributes-to-neuropathic-pain-in-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis
#13
I-Ching Wang, Chen-Yen Chung, Fang Liao, Chih-Cheng Chen, Cheng-Han Lee
Multiple sclerosis (MS)-induced neuropathic pain deteriorates quality of life in patients but is often refractory to treatment. In experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), a rodent model of MS, animals develop neuropathy and inflammation-induced tissue acidosis, which suggests the involvement of acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs). Also, peripheral neuropathy is reported in MS patients. However, the involvement of the peripheral nervous system (PNS) in MS neuropathic pain remains elusive. This study investigated the contribution of ASICs and peripheral neuropathy in MS-induced neuropathic pain...
February 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167776/tgf-%C3%AE-inhibitor-smad7-regulates-dendritic-cell-induced-autoimmunity
#14
Dominika Lukas, Nir Yogev, Junda M Kel, Tommy Regen, Ilgiz A Mufazalov, Yilang Tang, Florian Wanke, Boris Reizis, Werner Müller, Florian C Kurschus, Marco Prinz, Ingo Kleiter, Björn E Clausen, Ari Waisman
TGF-β is an anti-inflammatory cytokine whose signaling is negatively controlled by Smad7. Previously, we established a role for Smad7 in the generation of autoreactive T cells; however, the function of Smad7 in dendritic cells (DCs) remains elusive. Here, we demonstrate that DC-specific Smad7 deficiency resulted in elevated expression of the transcription factors Batf3 and IRF8, leading to increased frequencies of CD8(+)CD103(+) DCs in the spleen. Furthermore, Smad7-deficient DCs expressed higher levels of indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO), an enzyme associated with tolerance induction...
February 6, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167111/processing-optimization-and-anti-oxidative-activity-of-enzymatic-extractable-polysaccharides-from-pleurotus-djamor
#15
Fengping Jiao, Xiuxiu Wang, Xinling Song, Huijuan Jing, Shangshang Li, Zhenzhen Ren, Zheng Gao, Jianjun Zhang, Le Jia
In present study, a quadratic regression model based on the response surface methodology (RSM) coupled with Box-Behnken design (BBD) was employed to optimize the enzyme-assisted extraction (EAE) process of enzymatic-extractable Pleurotus djamor polysaccharides (EnPPs). By solving the regression equations and analyzing the model graphs, the optimum conditions were at pH 7.36, water to material ratio 56.78, extraction time 44.77min and extraction temperature 35.36°C, respectively. Under these conditions, the experimental yields of EnPPs reached 3...
February 3, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166681/b-cells-in-multiple-sclerosis
#16
Hartmut Wekerle
B lymphocytes have essential roles in the autoimmune pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS). They regulate the autoimmune response and participate in the development of the CNS lesions. This review discusses nature and functions of B cells in MS, and retraces the recruitment of brain-autoimmune B cells from the B cell repertoire. Multiple sclerosis is commonly considered as an autoimmune demyelinating disease, where myelin-reactive T cells enter the CNS from outside, and drive the inflammatory changes that ultimately create the degenerative MS plaque...
February 2017: Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165507/paeoniflorin-ameliorates-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-via-inhibition-of-dendritic-cell-function-and-th17-cell-differentiation
#17
Han Zhang, Yuanyuan Qi, Yuanyang Yuan, Li Cai, Haiyan Xu, Lili Zhang, Bing Su, Hong Nie
Paeoniflorin (PF) is a monoterpene glycoside and exhibits multiple effects, including anti-inflammation and immunoregulation. To date, the effect of PF on multiple sclerosis (MS) has not been investigated. In this study, we investigated the effect of PF in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), an animal model for MS. After administered with PF, the onset and clinical symptoms of EAE mice were significantly ameliorated, and the number of Th17 cells infiltrated in central nervous system (CNS) and spleen was also dramatically decreased...
February 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161846/genotypic-analysis-of-virulence-genes-and-antimicrobial-profile-of-diarrheagenic-escherichia-coli-isolated-from-diseased-lambs-in-iran
#18
Reza Ghanbarpour, Nasrin Askari, Masoud Ghorbanpour, Yahya Tahamtan, Khoobyar Mashayekhi, Narjes Afsharipour, Nasim Darijani
The aim of the present study was to determine the analysis of virulence genes and antimicrobial profile of diarrheagenic Escherichia coli isolated from diseased lambs. Two hundred ninety E. coli isolates were recovered from 300 rectal swabs of diarrheic lambs and were confirmed by biochemical tests. The pathotype determination was done according to the presence of genes including f5, f41, LTI, STI, bfp, ipaH, stx 1 , stx 2 , eae, ehlyA, cnf 1 , cnf 2 , cdIII, cdIV, and f17 by PCR method. Sixty-six isolates (23...
February 4, 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161558/neutrophil-perversion-in-demyelinating-autoimmune-diseases-mechanisms-to-medicine
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Courtney S Casserly, Julia C Nantes, Ryder F Whittaker Hawkins, Luc Vallières
Neutrophils are essential to a healthy life, yet pose a threat if improperly controlled. Neutrophil perversion is well documented in a variety of inflammatory disorders (e.g. arthritis, lupus, psoriasis), but is only beginning to be demystified in autoimmune demyelination, the most common cause of neurological disability in young adults. Using the animal model experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), several molecules that help neutrophils invade the central nervous system (CNS) have been identified...
February 2, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160128/blockade-of-the-kinin-b1-receptor-affects-the-cytokine-chemokine-profile-in-rat-brain-subjected-to-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis
#20
Karolina Podsiadło, Grzegorz Sulkowski, Beata Dąbrowska-Bouta, Lidia Strużyńska
Kinins are bioactive peptides which provide multiple functions, including critical regulation of the inflammatory response. Released during tissue injury, kinins potentiate the inflammation which represents a hallmark of numerous neurological disorders, including those of autoimmune origin such as multiple sclerosis (MS). In the present work, we assess the expression of B1 receptor (B1R) in rat brain during the course of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) which is an animal model of MS. We apply pharmacological inhibition to investigate the role of this receptor in the development of neurological deficits and in shaping the cytokine/chemokine profile during the course of the disease...
February 3, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
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