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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741407/pericytes-secrete-pro-regenerative-molecules-in-response-to-platelet-derived-growth-factor-bb
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Abderahim Gaceb, Ilknur Özen, Thomas Padel, Marco Barbariga, Gesine Paul
Brain pericytes not only maintain the anatomical, biochemical and immune blood-brain barrier, but display features of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in vitro. MSCs have pro-regenerative properties attributed to their secretome. However, whether also brain pericytes possess such pro-regenerative capacities is largely unknown. Here we characterize the secretome and microvesicle (MV) release of human brain pericytes mediated by platelet-derived growth factor-BB (PDGF-BB)/PDGF receptor beta (PDGFRβ) signalling...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740504/2-4-thiazolidinedione-treatment-improves-the-innate-immune-response-in-dairy-goats-with-induced-subclinical-mastitis
#2
Fernanda Rosa, Johan S Osorio, Erminio Trevisi, Francisco Yanqui-Rivera, Charles T Estill, Massimo Bionaz
Mastitis is a major disease in dairy cows resulting in significant economic losses. In vitro works suggest that ruminants peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARγ) can aid in improving the response to mastitis and can control milk fat synthesis. The objectives of the present experiment were to test if treatment with the putative PPARγ agonist 2,4-thiazolidinedione (TZD) improves (1) the response to subclinical mastitis and (2) milk fat production. Lactating goats received daily injections of 8 mg/kg BW of TZD or saline for 3 weeks...
2017: PPAR Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739749/analysis-of-clinicopathological-features-and-prognostic-factors-in-39-cases-of-bladder-neuroendocrine-carcinoma
#3
Hui-Hui Zhou, Li-Yan Liu, Guo-Hua Yu, Gui-Mei Qu, Pei-You Gong, Xiao Yu, Ping Yang
AIM: Through analysis and summarization of clinicopathological features, immunohistochemical expression, pathological diagnostic criteria, prognostic and other factors in patients suffering from bladder neuroendocrine carcinoma (BNEC), a better understanding of BNEC could be achieved to provide solid evidence for clinicopathology and prognosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The clinicopathological data of 39 cases of BNEC with up to 5-year follow-up data (median follow-up=650 days) were analyzed retrospectively based on immunohistochemical staining...
August 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739718/protein-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-inhibitor-174-inhibits-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-renal-cell-carcinoma-in-vivo
#4
Qiang Zhao, Xiaohu Deng, Baoan Hong, Feng Wang, Xinxin Tang, Yong Yang, Kan Gong, Lin Ye, Wen G Jiang, Ning Zhang
BACKGROUND: Vascular endothelial growth inhibitor (VEGI) is a member of the tumor necrosis factor superfamily, identified as an anti-angiogenic cytokine. However, the effect of VEGI on epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is still unknown. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, protein VEGI174 was designed and synthesized. Renal cell carcinoma A498 cells were implanted into immune-deficient mice to establish tumor models. Two groups were included: control group treated with saline, and VEGI174-treated group...
August 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739701/the-prognostic-significance-of-the-tumor-infiltrating-programmed-cell-death-1-to-cd8-lymphocyte-ratio-in-patients-with-colorectal-cancer
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Masatsune Shibutani, Kiyoshi Maeda, Hisashi Nagahara, Tatsunari Fukuoka, Shigetomi Nakao, Shinji Matsutani, Kosei Hirakawa, Masaichi Ohira
BACKGROUND/AIM: Tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) have been reported to reflect the antitumor immunity of the host and correlate with the therapeutic outcomes and survival. Nowadays TILs are attracting attention as new biomarkers of diseases such as colorectal cancer. TILs are classified into several subsets, among which CD8(+) T cells directly attack cancer cells and play a central role in antitumor immunity. A high density of CD8(+) TILs has been reported to correlate with a better clinical outcome...
August 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738878/tlr4-response-mediates-ethanol-induced-neurodevelopment-alterations-in-a-model-of-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorders
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María Pascual, Jorge Montesinos, Sandra Montagud-Romero, Jerónimo Forteza, Marta Rodríguez-Arias, José Miñarro, Consuelo Guerri
BACKGROUND: Inflammation during brain development participates in the pathogenesis of early brain injury and cognitive dysfunctions. Prenatal ethanol exposure affects the developing brain and causes neural impairment, cognitive and behavioral effects, collectively known as fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). Our previous studies demonstrate that ethanol activates the innate immune response and TLR4 receptor and causes neuroinflammation, brain damage, and cognitive defects in the developmental brain stage of adolescents...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738849/immune-suppression-of-igg-response-against-dairy-proteins-in-major-depression
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Leszek Rudzki, Dariusz Pawlak, Krystyna Pawlak, Napoleon Waszkiewicz, Aleksandra Małus, Beata Konarzewska, Mirosława Gałęcka, Anna Bartnicka, Lucyna Ostrowska, Agata Szulc
BACKGROUND: Interactions between the digestive system, brain functions and immunoglobulin G (IgG) mediated immunity against food antigens became recently a topic of growing interest in psychiatry research. Psychological stress can activate hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA) with subsequent hypercortisolemia. It can also influence intestinal permeability and dynamics of IgG response. Major depression can by accompanied either by activation of inflammatory response or by immune suppression (e...
July 24, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738780/distinct-herpesvirus-resistances-and-immune-responses-of-three-gynogenetic-clones-of-gibel-carp-revealed-by-comprehensive-transcriptomes
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Fan-Xiang Gao, Yang Wang, Qi-Ya Zhang, Cheng-Yan Mou, Zhi Li, Yuan-Sheng Deng, Li Zhou, Jian-Fang Gui
BACKGROUND: Gibel carp is an important aquaculture species in China, and a herpesvirus, called as Carassius auratus herpesvirus (CaHV), has hampered the aquaculture development. Diverse gynogenetic clones of gibel carp have been identified or created, and some of them have been used as aquaculture varieties, but their resistances to herpesvirus and the underlying mechanism remain unknown. RESULTS: To reveal their susceptibility differences, we firstly performed herpesvirus challenge experiments in three gynogenetic clones of gibel carp, including the leading variety clone A(+), candidate variety clone F and wild clone H...
July 24, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738534/high-expression-of-cd47-predicts-adverse-prognosis-in-chinese-patients-and-suppresses-immune-response-in-melanoma
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Wenhua Fu, Jisen Li, Wei Zhang, Peng Li
BACKGROUND: Cluster of differentiation 47 (CD47) negatively regulates macrophage phagocytosis and is correlated with adverse survival of multiple cancers. In melanoma patients, especially in Chinese melanoma patients, its prognostic value is unclear. In this study, we aim to study the prognostic value of CD47 in a Chinse melanoma patient cohort and its immunomodulation roles in mouse model. METHOD: 164 melanoma tissue specimens were collected. The expression of CD47 in these clinical samples was examined by immunohistochemistry staining (IHC)...
July 20, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738472/-effect-of-interleukin-6-and-interleukin-12-on-immune-response-to-hepatitis-b-vaccination-in-infants-of-hbsag-positive-mothers
#10
X F Wang, X H Shi, X X Xu, Z Q Yang, H Y Hao, F Zhang, B Wang, H X Wen, Z D Fu, T Wang, S Y Feng, B Wang, S P Wang
Objective: To explore the effect of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and Interleukin-12 (IL-12) on immune response to hepatitis B vaccination in infants of HBsAg-positive mothers. Methods: A total of 91 neonates whose mothers were HBsAg-positive were included and followed up for 12 months. HBV DNA and HBV serological markers in the peripheral blood of the neonates and infants were detected with fluorescence quantitative polymerase chain reaction (FQ-PCR) and chemiluminescence immunoassay (CLIA), and the levels of IL-6 and IL-12 in the peripheral blood of the neonates and infants were detected with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
July 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738373/neuroprogression-in-schizophrenia-and-psychotic-disorders-the-possible-role-of-inflammation
#11
Norbert Müller
Schizophrenia is a disorder that shows a progressive course in 30-50% of the people concerned. The biology of chronification and progression is unclear. Genetic aspects may play a role, but details are unresolved. The fact that immune-mediated and autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis or multiple sclerosis have a very similar course as schizophrenia has focused the interest on the immunopathogenesis of schizophrenia. A clear immune marker for neuroprogression in schizophrenia or psychosis could not be identified up to now, but a proinflammatory immune state (increased markers of cellular immunity) is regularly found in schizophrenia, e...
2017: Modern Trends in Pharmacopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738369/inflammatory-and-innate-immune-markers-of-neuroprogression-in-depressed-and-teenage-suicide-brain
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Ghanshyam N Pandey
Several studies suggest that major depressive disorder (MDD) and bipolar disorder (BPD) are neuroprogressive illnesses. Besides clinical features, neurobiological mechanisms have been suggested to contribute to the neuroprogression of mood disorders. Biological factors that have been shown to contribute significantly toward the neuroprogressive course of these disorders are inflammatory markers, such as cytokines. Cytokines have been extensively investigated, primarily in the serum of MDD and BPD patients, and these studies show cytokine abnormalities in both adolescent and adult patients with mood disorders...
2017: Modern Trends in Pharmacopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738332/neuroprogression-and-immune-activation-in-major-depressive-disorder
#13
Jeffrey H Meyer
Traditionally, the neurobiology of major depressive disorder (MDD) has been largely considered from the perspective of the state of major depressive episodes (MDE) versus being in remission, but the current accumulation of disease markers, largely acquired cross-sectionally, is strongly suggestive of neuroprogressive aspects of MDD. This chapter focuses on the changes in disease markers involved in the reorganization of the nervous system in MDD, including the translocator protein (TSPO; an index of microglial activation), glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP; an index of astroglial activation), [11C]harmine (a marker of monoamine oxidase A; MAO-A), and several other indices (metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 [mGluR5], excitatory amino acid transporters, and magnetic resonance imaging spectroscopy measurements) of glutamate dysregulation...
2017: Modern Trends in Pharmacopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738011/associations-between-gastric-dilatation-volvulus-in-great-danes-and-specific-alleles-of-the-canine-immune-system-genes-dla88-drb1-and-tlr5
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Michael A Harkey, Alexandra M Villagran, Gopalakrishnan M Venkataraman, Wendy M Leisenring, Meredith A J Hullar, Beverly J Torok-Storb
OBJECTIVE To determine whether specific alleles of candidate genes of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) and innate immune system were associated with gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV) in Great Danes. ANIMALS 42 healthy Great Danes (control group) and 39 Great Danes with ≥ 1 GDV episode. PROCEDURES Variable regions of the 2 most polymorphic MHC genes (DLA88 and DRB1) were amplified and sequenced from the dogs in each group. Similarly, regions of 3 genes associated with the innate immune system (TLR5, NOD2, and ATG16L1), which have been linked to inflammatory bowel disease, were amplified and sequenced...
August 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737620/sarcoidosis-following-anti-pd-1-and-anti-ctla-4-therapy-for-metastatic-melanoma
#15
Swathi B Reddy, Jennifer D Possick, Harriet M Kluger, Anjela Galan, Dale Han
Immune checkpoint inhibitors represent the newest treatment for stage IV melanoma. These agents are generally well tolerated, however severe immune-related adverse effects have been noted in a small, but clinically significant percentage of patients. Specifically, sarcoidosis is a known potential complication following anti-CTLA-4 therapy. We present 2 cases of pulmonary and cutaneous sarcoidosis developing in patients with stage IV melanoma. Both patients were treated with ipilimumab and anti-PD-1 therapy, and both experienced good oncologic responses to treatment; neither had evidence of preexisting sarcoidosis...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737510/lymphocytes-transiently-expressing-virus-specific-t-cell-receptors-reduce-hepatitis-b-virus-infection
#16
Janine Kah, Sarene Koh, Tassilo Volz, Erica Ceccarello, Lena Allweiss, Marc Lütgehetmann, Antonio Bertoletti, Maura Dandri
Adoptive transfer of T cells engineered to express a hepatitis B virus-specific (HBV-specific) T cell receptor (TCR) may supplement HBV-specific immune responses in chronic HBV patients and facilitate HBV control. However, the risk of triggering unrestrained proliferation of permanently engineered T cells raises safety concerns that have hampered testing of this approach in patients. The aim of the present study was to generate T cells that transiently express HBV-specific TCRs using mRNA electroporation and to assess their antiviral and pathogenetic activity in vitro and in HBV-infected human liver chimeric mice...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737430/nivolumab-for-the-treatment-of-bladder-cancer
#17
Oliver W Hakenberg
The checkpoint inhibitor nivolumab has recently demonstrated effectiveness against metatstatic urothelial carcinoma. Nivolumab is a fully human monoclonal antibody blocking PD-1 and thereby enhancing antitumour immune mechanisms. Areas covered: In this review, the authors describe the treatment of metastatic bladder cancer with nivolumab against the background of the standard treatment with cisplatin-based chemotherapy which can prolong overall survival from 3-6 months in untreated cases to over one year. Different combinations of cisplatin-based chemotherapy can further prolong survival by only a few months...
July 24, 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737175/natural-variation-of-macrophage-activation-as-disease-relevant-phenotype-predictive-of-inflammation-and-cancer-survival
#18
Konrad Buscher, Erik Ehinger, Pritha Gupta, Akula Bala Pramod, Dennis Wolf, George Tweet, Calvin Pan, Charles D Mills, Aldons J Lusis, Klaus Ley
Although mouse models exist for many immune-based diseases, the clinical translation remains challenging. Most basic and translational studies utilize only a single inbred mouse strain. However, basal and diseased immune states in humans show vast inter-individual variability. Here, focusing on macrophage responses to lipopolysaccharide (LPS), we use the hybrid mouse diversity panel (HMDP) of 83 inbred strains as a surrogate for human natural immune variation. Since conventional bioinformatics fail to analyse a population spectrum, we highlight how gene signatures for LPS responsiveness can be derived based on an Interleukin-12β and arginase expression ratio...
July 24, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736196/serological-and-molecular-epidemiological-outcomes-after-two-decades-of-universal-infant-hepatitis-b-virus-hbv-vaccination-in-nunavut-canada
#19
Chris Huynh, Gerald Y Minuk, Julia Uhanova, Maureen Baikie, Thomas Wong, Carla Osiowy
Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection within the Canadian Arctic is considered endemic (>2% prevalence). Within the Arctic region of Nunavut, a vaccination program targeted at newborn infants was initiated approximately 20years ago, along with interim grade school catch-up programs, with the result that individuals born after 1980 are presumed vaccinated. This study investigates the effectiveness of these programs and is the first seroepidemiological survey to determine HBV prevalence in Nunavut in the post-vaccination era...
July 20, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735964/bovine-a20-gene-overexpression-during-bovine-viral-diarrhea-virus-1-infection-blocks-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-in-mdbk-cells
#20
Melina Villalba, Nivia Canales, Nicolas Maldonado, Carola Otth, Fernanda Fredericksen, Pablo Garcés, Cristopher Stepke, Valentina Arriagada, Víctor H Olavarría
Viruses have developed cellular strategies to ensure progeny survival. One of the most interesting is immune camouflage, where the virus triggers a controlled-intensity immune response that prevents total destruction of the infected cell, thus "winning time" for the virus. This study explored the regulatory contexts of the bovine A20 gene during bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV)-1 infection, using IL-8 as an immune-response sentinel molecule. Assessments were conducted through RT-qPCR, Western blotting, gene silencing/overexpression, luciferase assays, and the use of pharmacological inhibitors, among other approaches...
July 20, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
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