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V Langlois, A-L Bedat Millet, M Lebesnerais, S Miranda, F Marguet, Y Benhamou, P Marcorelles, H Lévesque
Small fiber neuropathy (SFN) is still unknown. Characterised by neuropathic pain, it typically begins by burning feet, but could take many other expression. SFN affects the thinly myelinated Aδ and unmyelinated C-fibers, by an inherited or acquired mechanism, which could lead to paresthesia, thermoalgic disorder or autonomic dysfunction. Recent studies suggest the preponderant role of ion channels such as Nav1.7. Furthermore, erythromelalgia or burning mouth syndrome are now recognized as real SFN. Various aetiologies of SFN are described...
April 11, 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390676/nitric-oxide-donor-augments-antineoplastic-effects-of-arginine-deprivation-in-human-melanoma-cells
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Oksana Mayevska, Oleh Chen, Olena Karatsai, Yaroslav Bobak, Maryna Barska, Liliana Lyniv, Iuliia Pavlyk, Yuriy Rzhepetskyy, Natalia Igumentseva, Maria Jolanta Redowicz, Oleh Stasyk
Anticancer therapy based on recombinant arginine-degrading enzymes has been proposed for the treatment of several types of malignant cells deficient in arginine biosynthesis. One of the predicted side effects of such therapy is restricted bioavailability of nitric oxide as arginine catabolic product. Prolonged NO limitation may lead to unwanted disturbances in NO-dependent vasodilation, cardiovascular and immune systems. This problem can be overcome by co-supplementation with exogenous NO donor. However, NO may potentially counteract anticancer effects of therapy based on arginine deprivation...
April 5, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381283/consolidating-emerging-evidence-surrounding-hivst-and-hivss-a-rapid-systematic-mapping-protocol
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T Charles Witzel, Peter Weatherburn, Fiona M Burns, Cheryl C Johnson, Carmen Figueroa, Alison J Rodger
BACKGROUND: HIV self-testing (HIVST) is becoming popular with policy makers and commissioners globally, with a key aim of expanding access through reducing barriers to testing for individuals at risk of HIV infection. HIV self-sampling (HIVSS) was available previously to self-testing but was confined mainly to the USA and the UK. It remains to be seen whether the momentum behind HIVST will also energise efforts to expand HIVSS. Recent years have seen a rapid growth in the type of evidence related to these interventions as well as several systematic reviews...
April 5, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378771/mediation-of-transitional-b-cell-maturation-in-the-absence-of-functional-bruton-s-tyrosine-kinase
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Shalini Tanwar, Atika Dhar, Vineeth Varanasi, Tapas Mukherjee, Ramanamurthy Boppana, Soumen Basak, Vineeta Bal, Anna George, Satyajit Rath
X-linked immune-deficient (Xid) mice, carrying a mutation in Bruton's tyrosine kinase (Btk), have multiple B cell lineage differentiation defects. We now show that, while Xid mice showed only mild reduction in the frequency of the late transitional (T2) stage of peripheral B cells, the defect became severe when the Xid genotype was combined with either a CD40-null, a TCRbeta-null or an MHC class II (MHCII)-null genotype. Purified Xid T1 and T2 B cells survived poorly in vitro compared to wild-type (WT) cells...
April 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367508/alterations-of-the-murine-gut-microbiome-in-allergic-airway-disease-are-independent-of-surfactant-protein-d
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Kenneth K Barfod, Michael Roggenbuck, Suzan Al-Shuweli, Dalia Fakih, Søren J Sørensen, Grith L Sørensen
BACKGROUND: SP-D is an important host defense lectin in innate immunity and SP-D deficient mice show several abnormal immune effects and are susceptible to allergen-induced airway disease. At the same time, host microbiome interactions play an important role in the development of allergic airway disease, and alterations to gut microbiota have been linked to airway disease through the gut-lung axis. Currently, it is unknown if the genotype (Sftpd-/- or Sftpd+/+) of the standard SP-D mouse model can affect the host microbiota to such an degree that it would overcome the cohousing effect on microbiota and interfere with the interpretation of immunological data from the model...
March 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363996/mir-34a-and-mir-34b-c-suppress%C3%A2-intestinal-tumorigenesis
#6
Longchang Jiang, Heiko Hermeking
The p53-inducible miR-34a and miR-34b/c genes are frequently silenced in colorectal cancer (CRC). To address the in vivo relevance of miR-34a/b/c function for suppression of intestinal tumor formation, we generated Apc(Min/+) mice with deletions of the miR-34a and/or miR-34b/c genes separately or in combination. Combined deletion of miR-34a/b/c increased the number of intestinal stem cells as well as Paneth and Goblet cells, resulting in enlarged intestinal crypts. miR-34a/b/c-deficient Apc(Min/+) mice displayed an increased tumor burden and grade, and decreased survival...
March 31, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330936/biochemical-principles-and-functional-aspects-of-pipecolic-acid-biosynthesis-in-immunity
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Michael Hartmann, Denis Kim, Friederike Bernsdorff, Ziba Ajami-Rashidi, Nicola Scholten, Stefan Schreiber, Tatyana Zeier, Stefan Schuck, Vanessa Reichel-Deland, Jürgen Zeier
The non-protein amino acid pipecolic acid (Pip) regulates plant systemic acquired resistance (SAR) and basal immunity to bacterial pathogen infection. In Arabidopsis thaliana, the Lys aminotransferase AGD2-LIKE DEFENSE RESPONSE PROTEIN1 (ALD1) mediates the pathogen-induced accumulation of Pip in inoculated and distal leaf tissue. Here we show that ALD1 transfers the alpha-amino group of L-Lys to acceptor oxoacids. Combined mass spectrometric and infrared spectroscopic analyses of in vitro assays and plant extracts indicate that the final product of the ALD1-catalysed reaction is enaminic 2,3-dehydropipecolic acid (2,3-DP), whose formation involves consecutive transamination, cyclization and isomerization steps...
March 22, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325287/cholesterol-containing-nuclease-resistant-sirna-accumulates-in-tumors-in-a-carrier-free-mode-and-silences-mdr1-gene
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Ivan V Chernikov, Daniil V Gladkikh, Mariya I Meschaninova, Alya G Ven'yaminova, Marina A Zenkova, Valentin V Vlassov, Elena L Chernolovskaya
Chemical modifications are an effective way to improve the therapeutic properties of small interfering RNAs (siRNAs), making them more resistant to degradation in serum and ensuring their delivery to target cells and tissues. Here, we studied the carrier-free biodistribution and biological activity of a nuclease-resistant anti-MDR1 cholesterol-siRNA conjugate in healthy and tumor-bearing severe combined immune deficiency (SCID) mice. The attachment of cholesterol to siRNA provided its efficient accumulation in the liver and in tumors, and reduced its retention in the kidneys after intravenous and intraperitoneal injection...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280951/effects-of-dietary-n-3-fatty-acids-on-toll-like-receptor-activation-in-primary-leucocytes-from-atlantic-salmon-salmo-salar
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Marianne Arnemo, Arturas Kavaliauskis, Adriana Magalhaes Santos Andresen, Marta Bou, Gerd Marit Berge, Bente Ruyter, Tor Gjøen
The shortage of the n-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) on the international markets has led to increasing substitution of fish oil by plant oils in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) feed and thereby reducing the EPA and DHA content in salmon. However, the minimum required levels of these fatty acids in fish diets for securing fish health are unknown. Fish were fed with 0, 1 or 2% EPA or DHA alone or in combination of both over a period, growing from 50 to 400 g. Primary head kidney leucocytes were isolated and stimulated with Toll-like receptor (TLR) ligands to determine if EPA and DHA deficiency can affect expression of important immune genes and eicosanoid production...
March 9, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275164/plasminogen-deficiency-delays-the-onset-and-protects-from-demyelination-and-paralysis-in-autoimmune-neuroinflammatory-disease
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Maureen A Shaw, Zhen Gao, Kathryn E McElhinney, Sherry Thornton, Matthew J Flick, Adam Lane, Jay L Degen, Jae Kyu Ryu, Katerina Akassoglou, Eric S Mullins
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neuroinflammatory, demyelinating disease of the CNS. Fibrinogen deposition at sites of blood-brain barrier breakdown is a prominent feature of neuroinflammatory disease and contributes to disease severity. Plasminogen, the primary fibrinolytic enzyme, also modifies inflammatory processes. We used a murine model of MS, experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), to evaluate the hypothesis that the loss of plasminogen would exacerbate neuroinflammatory disease. However, contrary to initial expectations, EAE-challenged plasminogen-deficient (Plg(-)) mice developed significantly delayed disease onset and reduced disease severity compared with wild-type (Plg(+)) mice...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270364/new-frontiers-in-the-therapy-of-primary-immunodeficiency-from-gene-addition-to-gene-editing
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REVIEW
Donald B Kohn, Caroline Y Kuo
The most severe primary immune deficiency diseases (PIDs) have been successfully treated with allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for more than 4 decades. However, such transplantations have the best outcomes when there is a well-matched donor available because immune complications, such as graft-versus-host disease, are greater without a matched sibling donor. Gene therapy has been developed as a method to perform autologous transplantations of a patient's own stem cells that are genetically corrected...
March 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261277/gene-therapy-for-primary-immune-deficiencies-a-canadian-perspective
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REVIEW
Xiaobai Xu, Chetankumar S Tailor, Eyal Grunebaum
The use of gene therapy (GT) for the treatment of primary immune deficiencies (PID) including severe combined immune deficiency (SCID) has progressed significantly in the recent years. In particular, long-term studies have shown that adenosine deaminase (ADA) gene delivery into ADA-deficient hematopoietic stem cells that are then transplanted into the patients corrects the abnormal function of the ADA enzyme, which leads to immune reconstitution. In contrast, the outcome was disappointing for patients with X-linked SCID, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome and chronic granulomatous disease who received GT followed by autologous gene corrected transplantations, as many developed hematological malignancies...
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250664/potential-of-cannabidiol-for-the-treatment-of-viral-hepatitis
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Henry I C Lowe, Ngeh J Toyang, Wayne McLaughlin
Viral hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C (HCV) pose a major health problem globally and if untreated, both viruses lead to severe liver damage resulting in liver cirrhosis and cancer. While HBV has a vaccine, HCV has none at the moment. The risk of drug resistance, combined with the high cost of current therapies, makes it a necessity for cost-effective therapeutics to be discovered and developed. The recent surge in interest in Medical Cannabis has led to interest in evaluating and validating the therapeutic potentials of Cannabis and its metabolites against various diseases including viruses...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194615/how-we-manage-adenosine-deaminase-deficient-severe-combined-immune-deficiency-ada-scid
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Donald B Kohn, H Bobby Gaspar
Adenosine deaminase-deficient severe combined immune deficiency (ADA SCID) accounts for 10-15% of cases of human SCID. From what was once a uniformly fatal disease, the prognosis for infants with ADA SCID has improved greatly based on the development of multiple therapeutic options, coupled with more frequent early diagnosis due to implementation of newborn screening for SCID. We review the various treatment approaches for ADA SCID including allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) from a human leukocyte antigen-matched sibling or family member or from a matched unrelated donor or a haplo-identical donor, autologous HSCT with gene correction of the hematopoietic stem cells (gene therapy-GT), and enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) with polyethylene glycol-conjugated adenosine deaminase...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182302/podoplanin-promotes-progression-of-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma-by-regulating-motility-and-focus-formation
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Shinji Takeuchi, Koji Fukuda, Tadaaki Yamada, Sachiko Arai, Satoshi Takagi, Genichiro Ishii, Atsushi Ochiai, Shotaro Iwakiri, Kazumi Itoi, Hisanori Uehara, Hiroshi Nishihara, Naoya Fujita, Seiji Yano
Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is characterized by dissemination and aggressive growth in the thoracic cavity. Podoplanin (PDPN) is an established diagnostic marker for MPM, but the function of PDPN in MPM is not fully understood. The purpose of this study was to determine the pathogenetic function of PDPN in MPM. Forty-seven of 52 tumors (90%) from Japanese patients with MPM and 3/6 (50%) MPM cell lines tested positive for PDPN. Knocking down PDPN in PDPN-high expressing MPM cells resulted in decreased cell motility...
February 9, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159898/nlrx1-regulates-effector-and-metabolic-functions-of-cd4-t-cells
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Andrew Leber, Raquel Hontecillas, Nuria Tubau-Juni, Victoria Zoccoli-Rodriguez, Matthew Hulver, Ryan McMillan, Kristin Eden, Irving C Allen, Josep Bassaganya-Riera
Nucleotide oligomerization domain-like receptor X1 (NLRX1) has been implicated in viral response, cancer progression, and inflammatory disorders; however, its role as a dual modulator of CD4(+) T cell function and metabolism has not been defined. The loss of NLRX1 results in increased disease severity, populations of Th1 and Th17 cells, and inflammatory markers (IFN-γ, TNF-α, and IL-17) in mice with dextran sodium sulfate-induced colitis. To further characterize this phenotype, we used in vitro CD4(+) T cell-differentiation assays and show that NLRX1-deficient T cells have a greater ability to differentiate into an inflammatory phenotype and possess greater proliferation rates...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153717/ku70-inhibits-gemcitabine-induced-dna-damage-and-pancreatic-cancer-cell-apoptosis
#17
Jiali Ma, Pingping Hui, Wenying Meng, Na Wang, Shihao Xiang
The current study focused on the role of Ku70, a DNA-dependent protein kinase (DNA-PK) complex protein, in pancreatic cancer cell resistance to gemcitabine. In both established cell lines (Mia-PaCa-2 and PANC-1) and primary human pancreatic cancer cells, shRNA/siRNA-mediated knockdown of Ku70 significantly sensitized gemcitabine-induced cell death and proliferation inhibition. Meanwhile, gemcitabine-induced DNA damage and subsequent pancreatic cancer cell apoptosis were also potentiated with Ku70 knockdown...
January 30, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134623/a-ccr4-antagonist-reverses-the-tumor-promoting-microenvironment-of-renal-cancer
#18
Chiara Berlato, Moddasar N Khan, Tiziana Schioppa, Richard Thompson, Eleni Maniati, Anne Montfort, Maryam Jangani, Monica Canosa, Hagen Kulbe, Urs B Hagemann, Alexander R Duncan, Laura Fletcher, Robert W Wilkinson, Thomas Powles, Sergio A Quezada, Frances R Balkwill
Elevated expression of the chemokine receptor CCR4 in tumors is associated with poor prognosis in several cancers. Here, we have determined that CCR4 was highly expressed in human renal cell carcinoma (RCC) biopsies and observed abnormal levels of CCR4 ligands in RCC patient plasma. An antagonistic anti-CCR4 antibody had antitumor activity in the RENCA mouse model of RCC. CCR4 inhibition did not reduce the proportion of infiltrating leukocytes in the tumor microenvironment but altered the phenotype of myeloid cells, increased NK cell and Th1 cytokine levels, and reduced immature myeloid cell infiltrate and blood chemokine levels...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115166/gab3-is-required-for-human-colorectal-cancer-cell-proliferation
#19
Shihao Xiang, Na Wang, Pingping Hui, Jiali Ma
Here, we focused on the potential function of Gab3, an uncommon Gab family protein, in human colorectal cancer (CRC) cells. We found that Gab3 was only expressed in human colon cancer tissues as well as in established (HCT-116 and HT-29 lines) and primary human CRC cells. It was however absent in normal human colon cancer tissues and in FHC colon epithelial cells. Knockdown of Gab3 by targeted-shRNAs inhibited proliferation of the CRC cells. Reversely, exogenous over-expression of Gab3 promoted CRC cell proliferation...
January 20, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109038/lectin-complement-pathway-molecules-are-decreased-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-and-constitute-the-risk-of-bacterial-infections
#20
Ildiko Foldi, Tamas Tornai, David Tornai, Nora Sipeki, Zsuzsanna Vitalis, Istvan Tornai, Tamas Dinya, Peter Antal-Szalmas, Maria Papp
BACKGROUND&AIMS: Lectin pathway molecules of the complement system are synthesized by hepatocytes and have pivotal role in innate host defense against infectious organisms. Ficolins(FCNs) act as soluble pattern recognition molecules, while mannan-binding lectin serine proteases(MASPs) do as effector molecules in elimination of pathogens. We aimed to study the significance of low level of these molecules in the development of cirrhosis-associated bacterial infections, which has not been elucidated so far...
January 20, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
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