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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918955/defective-production-of-interleukin-1-beta-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-restoration-by-proper-glycemic-control
#1
Foteini Kousathana, Marianna Georgitsi, Vaia Lambadiari, Evangelos J Giamarellos-Bourboulis, George Dimitriadis, Maria Mouktaroudi
The underlying immune defect of susceptibility in diabetes mellitus type 2 to infections remains unknown. The qualitative changes in cytokine biosynthesis by circulating mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and its modulation by glycemic control were investigated. PBMCs were isolated from 39 patients and 25 controls. They were stimulated with purified ligands and heat-killed bacteria in the absence/presence of glucose and NLPR3 inflammasome ligands. Experiments were repeated after 3 and 6months. Cytokine production was measured in cell supernatants; pro-interleukin(IL)-1 β was measured in cell lysates...
December 2, 2016: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914933/differential-synthesis-and-release-of-il-18-and-il-18-binding-protein-from-human-platelets-and-their-implications-for-hiv-infection
#2
Ossama Allam, Suzanne Samarani, Mohammad-Ali Jenabian, Jean-Pierre Routy, Cecile Tremblay, Devendra Amre, Ali Ahmad
IL-18 is a pro-inflammatory cytokine belonging to the IL-1 family and is produced in the body from macrophages, epithelial and dendritic cells, keratinocytes, adrenal cortex etc. The cytokine is produced as an inactive precursor that is cleaved inside cells into its mature form by activated caspase 1, which exists as an inactive precursor in human cells and requires assembly of an inflammasomes for its activation. We show here for the first time that human platelets contain transcripts for the IL-18 gene. They synthesize the cytokine de novo, process and release it upon activation...
December 1, 2016: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914458/inactivation-of-inflammasomes-by-pathogens-regulates-inflammation
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REVIEW
F Yu Garib, A P Rizopulu, A A Kuchmiy, V F Garib
Inflammatory response is initiated and sustained by the action of quintessential pro-inflammatory cytokines of immune system namely IL-1β and IL-18. The maturation process of those cytokines is ensured by caspase-1 enzymatic activity, that is in turn is tightly controlled by multiprotein complexes called inflammasomes. Inflammasomes are activated in cells of innate immune system in response to recognition of conservative parts of microbes (pathogen-associated molecular patterns) or by sensing molecular signs of tissue damage (damage-associated molecular patterns)...
November 2016: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913221/role-of-the-inflammasome-in-acetaminophen-induced-liver-injury-and-acute-liver-failure
#4
REVIEW
Benjamin L Woolbright, Hartmut Jaeschke
Drug-induced acute liver failure carries a high morbidity and mortality rate. Acetaminophen overdose is the number one cause of acute liver failure and remains a major problem in Western medicine. Administration of N-acetyl cysteine is an effective antidote when given before the initial rise in toxicity; however, many patients present to the hospital after this stage occurs. As such, treatments which can alleviate late-stage acetaminophen-induced acute liver failure are imperative. While the initial mechanisms of toxicity are well described, a debate has occurred recently in the literature over whether or not there exists a second phase of injury, mediated by inflammatory processes...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911947/the-yersinia-pestis-effector-yopm-inhibits-pyrin-inflammasome-activation
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Dmitry Ratner, M Pontus A Orning, Megan K Proulx, Donghai Wang, Mikhail A Gavrilin, Mark D Wewers, Emad S Alnemri, Peter F Johnson, Bettina Lee, Joan Mecsas, Nobuhiko Kayagaki, Jon D Goguen, Egil Lien
Type III secretion systems (T3SS) are central virulence factors for many pathogenic Gram-negative bacteria, and secreted T3SS effectors can block key aspects of host cell signaling. To counter this, innate immune responses can also sense some T3SS components to initiate anti-bacterial mechanisms. The Yersinia pestis T3SS is particularly effective and sophisticated in manipulating the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines IL-1β and IL-18, which are typically processed into their mature forms by active caspase-1 following inflammasome formation...
December 2016: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911804/familial-mediterranean-fever-mutations-lift-the-obligatory-requirement-for-microtubules-in-pyrin-inflammasome-activation
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Hanne Van Gorp, Pedro H V Saavedra, Nathalia M de Vasconcelos, Nina Van Opdenbosch, Lieselotte Vande Walle, Magdalena Matusiak, Giusi Prencipe, Antonella Insalaco, Filip Van Hauwermeiren, Dieter Demon, Delfien J Bogaert, Melissa Dullaers, Elfride De Baere, Tino Hochepied, Joke Dehoorne, Karim Y Vermaelen, Filomeen Haerynck, Fabrizio De Benedetti, Mohamed Lamkanfi
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is the most common monogenic autoinflammatory disease worldwide. It is caused by mutations in the inflammasome adaptor Pyrin, but how FMF mutations alter signaling in FMF patients is unknown. Herein, we establish Clostridium difficile and its enterotoxin A (TcdA) as Pyrin-activating agents and show that wild-type and FMF Pyrin are differentially controlled by microtubules. Diverse microtubule assembly inhibitors prevented Pyrin-mediated caspase-1 activation and secretion of IL-1β and IL-18 from mouse macrophages and human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs)...
November 22, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908642/negative-regulation-of-nlrp3-inflammasome-by-sirt1-in-vascular-endothelial-cells
#7
Yanxiang Li, Xiaofeng Yang, Yanhao He, Weirong Wang, Jiye Zhang, Wei Zhang, Ting Jing, Bo Wang, Rong Lin
NLRP3 inflammasome not only functions as a critical effector in innate immunity, but also triggers the production of proinflammatory cytokines involved in inflammation-associated diseases. Sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) plays an important role in the regulation of cellular inflammation. However, whether the activation of NLRP3 inflammasome is regulated by SIRT1 remains unknown. In this study, we investigated the regulatory effect of SIRT1 on NLRP3 inflammasome and the underlying mechanisms. We found that lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and adenosine triphosphate (ATP)-induced the activation of NLRP3 inflammasome in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs)...
November 4, 2016: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903743/uric-acid-crystals-induce-placental-inflammation-and-alter-trophoblast-function-via-an-il-1-dependent-pathway-implications-for-fetal-growth-restriction
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Marie-Eve Brien, Cyntia Duval, Julia Palacios, Ines Boufaied, Andrée-Anne Hudon-Thibeault, Mathieu Nadeau-Vallée, Cathy Vaillancourt, Colin P Sibley, Vikki M Abrahams, Rebecca L Jones, Sylvie Girard
Excessive placental inflammation is associated with several pathological conditions, including stillbirth and fetal growth restriction. Although infection is a known cause of inflammation, a significant proportion of pregnancies have evidence of inflammation without any detectable infection. Inflammation can also be triggered by endogenous mediators, called damage associated molecular patterns or alarmins. One of these damage-associated molecular patterns, uric acid, is increased in the maternal circulation in pathological pregnancies and is a known agonist of the Nlrp3 inflammasome and inducer of inflammation...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900566/autophagy-regulates-death-of-retinal-pigment-epithelium-cells-in-age-related-macular-degeneration
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REVIEW
Kai Kaarniranta, Paulina Tokarz, Ali Koskela, Jussi Paterno, Janusz Blasiak
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an eye disease underlined by the degradation of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cells, photoreceptors, and choriocapillares, but the exact mechanism of cell death in AMD is not completely clear. This mechanism is important for prevention of and therapeutic intervention in AMD, which is a hardly curable disease. Present reports suggest that both apoptosis and pyroptosis (cell death dependent on caspase-1) as well as necroptosis (regulated necrosis dependent on the proteins RIPK3 and MLKL, caspase-independent) can be involved in the AMD-related death of RPE cells...
November 29, 2016: Cell Biology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894300/pleural-inhibition-of-the-caspase-1-il-1%C3%AE-pathway-diminishes-profibrotic-lung-toxicity-of-bleomycin
#10
Olivier Burgy, Pierre-Simon Bellaye, Sebastien Causse, Guillaume Beltramo, Guillaume Wettstein, Pierre-Marie Boutanquoi, Françoise Goirand, Carmen Garrido, Philippe Bonniaud
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic and toxic pulmonary fibrosis are severe diseases starting classically in the subpleural area of the lung. It has recently been suggested that pleural mesothelial cells acquire a myofibroblast phenotype under fibrotic conditions induced by TGF-β1 or bleomycin. The importance and role of inflammation in fibrogenesis are still controversial. In this work, we explored the role of IL-1β/caspase-1 signaling in bleomycin lung toxicity and in pleural mesothelial cell transformation...
November 29, 2016: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882694/fused-bicyclic-caspase-1-inhibitors-assembled-by-copper-free-strain-promoted-alkyne-azide-cycloaddition-spaac
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Linghui Qian, Chong-Jing Zhang, Ji'en Wu, Shao Q Yao
Challenges exist in the development of potent and selective small-molecule inhibitors against caspase-1. Herein, by making use of the copper-free strain-promoted alkyne-azide cycloaddition (SPAAC) reaction between difluorinated cyclooctynes (DIFOs) and various azide-containing compounds, we showed for the first time that potential caspase-1 inhibitors could be rapidly synthesized. The resulting fused bicyclic compounds structurally resembled the central portion (P2 -P3 ) of Pralnacasan (a well-known small molecule caspase-1 inhibitor), with diversity at the P4 -position of the parental inhibitor conveniently installed from the azide component...
November 24, 2016: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881603/a-protective-role-of-il-37-in-cancer-a-new-hope-for-cancer-patients
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REVIEW
Ayoub Abulkhir, Suzanne Samarani, Devendra Amre, Michel Duval, Elie Haddad, Daniel Sinnett, Jean-Marie Leclerc, Caroline Diorio, Ali Ahmad
IL-37 is a cytokine belonging to the IL-1 family. Although discovered in silico in 2000, significant advances in the understanding of its biology were made only in recent years. It is a member of the family with potent anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties. It is produced as a precursor without a classic signal peptide. The precursor is cleaved into mature form in the cytoplasm by caspase-1. A small fraction of the cleaved IL-37 binds SMAD-3, translocates to the nucleus, and suppresses transcription of several proinflammatory genes...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880990/neurodegeneration-and-nlrp3-inflammasome-expression-in-the-anterior-thalamus-of-sod1-g93a-als-mice
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Berthold Debye, Lena Schmülling, Lepu Zhou, Gabriele Rune, Cordian Beyer, Sonja Johann
Nowadays, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is considered as a multisystem disorder, characterized by a primary degeneration of motor neurons as well as neuropathological changes in non-motor regions. Neurodegeneration in subcortical areas, such as the thalamus, are believed to contribute to cognitive and behavioural abnormalities in ALS patients. In the present study, we investigated neurodegenerative changes including neuronal loss and glia pathology in the anterodorsal thalamic nucleus (AD) of SOD1(G93A) mice, a widely used animal model for ALS...
November 23, 2016: Brain Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872860/danggui-buxue-tang-attenuates-tubulointerstitial-fibrosis-via-suppressing-nlrp3-inflammasome-in-a-rat-model-of-unilateral-ureteral-obstruction
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Linna Wang, Jiwei Ma, Cunxia Guo, Changyong Chen, Zhong Yin, Xueguang Zhang, Xiangmei Chen
Inflammation significantly contributes to the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). This study aimed to characterize Danggui Buxue Tang (DBT) renoprotection and relationship with NOD-like receptors family pyrin domain-containing 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome expression in rats with unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO). Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to UUO and randomly assigned to untreated UUO, enalapril-treated (10 mg/kg/day), and DBT-treated (9 g/kg/day) groups. Sham-operated rats served as controls, with 8 rats in each group...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872238/phagosomal-neutralization-by-the-fungal-pathogen-candida-albicans-induces-macrophage-pyroptosis
#15
Slavena Vylkova, Michael C Lorenz
The interaction of Candida albicans with the innate immune system is the key determinant of the pathogen/commensal balance and has selected for adaptations that facilitate the utilization of nutrients commonly found within the host, including proteins and amino acids; many of the catabolic pathways needed to assimilate these compounds are required for persistence in the host. We have shown that C. albicans co-opts amino acid catabolism to generate and excrete ammonia, which raises extracellular pH, both in vitro and in vivo and induces hyphal morphogenesis...
November 21, 2016: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870323/inflammasome-activators-induce-fibronectin-expression-and-release-in-macrophages
#16
Hye-Kyoung Jun, Young-Jung Jung, Bong-Kyu Choi
Extracellular fibronectin (Fn) can activate pro-inflammatory pathways and serves as an endogenous danger signalling molecule; thus, it has been suggested as a biomarker for several diseases. In the present study, we found that pathogen-derived activators of the inflammasomes induce the expression and secretion of Fn in macrophages through a mechanism involving adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and caspase-1 activation. We also found that plasma Fn induces caspase-1 activation and cell death in macrophages, epithelial cells, and fibroblasts...
November 21, 2016: Cellular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867451/thioredoxin-interacting-protein-mediates-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation-involved-in-the-susceptibility-to-ischemic-acute-kidney-injury-in-diabetes
#17
Ye Da Xiao, Ya Yi Huang, Hua Xin Wang, Yang Wu, Yan Leng, Min Liu, Qian Sun, Zhong-Yuan Xia
Kidney in diabetic state is more sensitive to ischemic acute kidney injury (AKI). However, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Herein, we examined the impact of diabetes mellitus on thioredoxin-interacting protein (TXNIP) expression and whether mediated NLRP3 activation was associated with renal ischemia/reperfusion- (I/R-) induced AKI. In an in vivo model, streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats showed higher susceptibility to I/R injury with increased TXNIP expression, which was significantly attenuated by resveratrol (RES) treatment (10 mg/kg intraperitoneal daily injection for 7 consecutive days prior to I/R induction)...
2016: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865411/low-levels-of-apoptotic-like-changes-in-fresh-and-cryopreserved-feline-spermatozoa-collected-from-the-urethra-and-epididymis
#18
Sylwia Prochowska, Wojciech Niżański, Agnieszka Partyka
The aim of this study was to examine apoptotic markers in fresh and frozen-thawed feline spermatozoa collected via urethral catheterization and epididymal slicing. Caspase activation, DNA fragmentation, and phosphatidylserine externalization were evaluated using flow cytometry in sperm cells from both sources before and after cryopreservation. The study revealed no differences between urethral and epididymal spermatozoa, both in fresh and frozen-thawed samples. The level of apoptotic changes in sperm cells in fresh feline semen was low: 0...
January 15, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864974/nlrp3-inflammasome-may-regulate-inflammatory-response-of-human-periodontal-ligament-fibroblasts-in-an-apoptosis-associated-speck-like-protein-containing-a-card-asc-dependent-manner
#19
W L Lu, D Z Song, J L Yue, T T Wang, X D Zhou, P Zhang, L Zhang, D M Huang
AIM: To explore the role of NLRP3 (NACHT [nucleotide-binding oligomerization], LRR [leucine-rich repeat] and PYD [pyrin domain] domains-containing protein 3) inflammasome in the inflammatory response of human periodontal ligament fibroblasts (HPDLFs). METHODOLOGY: The expression of NLRP3 and apoptosis-associated speck-like protein containing a CARD (ASC) in inflammatory periapical tissues and HPDLFs was examined by immunohistochemical and immunofluorescent staining...
November 19, 2016: International Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864526/rab39a-binds-caspase-1-and-is-required-for-caspase-1-dependent-interleukin-1%C3%AE-secretion
#20
Christine E Becker, Emma M Creagh, Luke A J O'Neill
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November 18, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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