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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647454/elevated-serum-met-5-enkephalin-levels-correlate-with-improved-clinical-and-behavioral-outcomes-in-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis
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Michael D Ludwig, Ian S Zagon, Patricia J McLaughlin
Methionine enkephalin ([Met(5)]-enkephalin, Opioid growth factor (OGF)) is a small neuropeptide with growth-related as well as immunomodulatory properties. OGF is distributed widely throughout the body, is both autocrine and paracrine produced, and has a very short half-life in serum. In addition to its neurotransmitter functions, OGF inhibits cell replication of a wide variety of cells involved in the autoimmune process. In this preclinical study, mice were immunized with myelin oligodendrocytic glycoprotein (MOG35-55) to establish a chronic progressive form of autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), and serum enkephalin levels were assessed throughout the disease as well as in response to OGF therapy in order to determine whether OGF may be a biological marker for EAE and multiple sclerosis...
June 21, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647166/clinical-development-of-a-recombinant-ebola-vaccine-in-the-midst-of-an-unprecedented-epidemic
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Beth-Ann G Coller, Jeffrey Blue, Rituparna Das, Sheri Dubey, Lynn Finelli, Swati Gupta, Frans Helmond, Rebecca J Grant-Klein, Kenneth Liu, Jakub Simon, Sean Troth, Susan VanRheenen, Julie Waterbury, Ashley Wivel, Jayanthi Wolf, D Gray Heppner, Tracy Kemp, Rick Nichols, Thomas P Monath
The 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak caused over 28,000 cases and 11,000 deaths. Merck & Co. Inc., Kenilworth, NJ USA and NewLink Genetics are working with private and public partners to develop and license an Ebola vaccine that was evaluated extensively during the outbreak. The vaccine referred to as V920 is a recombinant vesicular stomatitis virus (rVSV) in which the VSV-G envelope glycoprotein (GP) is completely replaced by the Zaire ebolavirus GP (rVSVΔG-ZEBOV-GP). Eight Phase I and four Phase II/III clinical trials enrolling approximately 17,000 subjects were conducted in parallel to the outbreak to assess the safety, immunogenicity, and/or efficacy of V920...
June 21, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645473/efficacy-and-safety-of-rivaroxaban-versus-warfarin-in-patients-taking-nondihydropyridine-calcium-channel-blockers-for-atrial-fibrillation-from-the-rocket-af-trial
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Jeffrey B Washam, Anne S Hellkamp, Yuliya Lokhnygina, Jonathan P Piccini, Scott D Berkowitz, Christopher C Nessel, Richard C Becker, Günter Breithardt, Keith A A Fox, Jonathan L Halperin, Graeme J Hankey, Kenneth W Mahaffey, Daniel E Singer, Manesh R Patel
Non-dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers (non-DHP CCBs) possess combined P-glycoprotein and moderate CYP3A4 inhibition, which may lead to increased exposure of medications that are substrates for these metabolic pathways, such as rivaroxaban. We evaluated the use and outcomes of non-DHP CCBs in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) in Rivaroxaban Once Daily Oral Direct Factor Xa Inhibition Compared with Vitamin K Antagonism for Prevention of Stroke and Embolism Trial in Atrial Fibrillation (ROCKET AF)...
May 29, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641925/safety-pharmacokinetics-and-sialic-acid-production-after-oral-administration-of-n-acetylmannosamine-mannac-to-subjects-with-gne-myopathy
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Xin Xu, Amy Q Wang, Lea L Latham, Frank Celeste, Carla Ciccone, May Christine Malicdan, Barry Goldspiel, Pramod Terse, James Cradock, Nora Yang, Selwyn Yorke, John C McKew, William A Gahl, Marjan Huizing, Nuria Carrillo
GNE myopathy is a rare, autosomal recessive, inborn error of sialic acid metabolism, caused by mutations in GNE, the gene encoding UDP-N-acetyl-glucosamine-2-epimerase/N-acetylmannosamine kinase. The disease manifests as an adult-onset myopathy characterized by progressive skeletal muscle weakness and atrophy. There is no medical therapy available for this debilitating disease. Hyposialylation of muscle glycoproteins likely contributes to the pathophysiology of this disease. N-acetyl-D-mannosamine (ManNAc), an uncharged monosaccharide and the first committed precursor in the sialic acid biosynthetic pathway, is a therapeutic candidate that prevents muscle weakness in the mouse model of GNE myopathy...
April 26, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638999/osteopontin-and-clusterin-levels-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-differential-association-with-peripheral-autonomic-nerve-function
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Raelene E Maser, M James Lenhard, Ryan T Pohlig, P Babu Balagopal
Osteopontin (OPN) and clusterin are secreted glycoproteins potentially associated with nerve function. Sudomotor dysfunction is associated with the development of foot ulcerations. The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential relationship of OPN and clusterin with sudomotor function (i.e., autonomic nerves that control sweating) in participants with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Sudomotor function was assessed using SUDOSCAN® which measures electrochemical skin conductance (ESC) of the hands and feet...
June 21, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634471/a-chitin-binding-protein-purified-from-moringa-oleifera-seeds-presents-anticandidal-activity-by-increasing-cell-membrane-permeability-and-reactive-oxygen-species-production
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João X S Neto, Mirella L Pereira, Jose T A Oliveira, Lady C B Rocha-Bezerra, Tiago D P Lopes, Helen P S Costa, Daniele O B Sousa, Bruno A M Rocha, Thalles B Grangeiro, José E C Freire, Ana Cristina O Monteiro-Moreira, Marina D P Lobo, Raimunda S N Brilhante, Ilka M Vasconcelos
Candida species are opportunistic pathogens that infect immunocompromised and/or immunosuppressed patients, particularly in hospital facilities, that besides representing a significant threat to health increase the risk of mortality. Apart from echinocandins and triazoles, which are well tolerated, most of the antifungal drugs used for candidiasis treatment can cause side effects and lead to the development of resistant strains. A promising alternative to the conventional treatments is the use of plant proteins...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633281/the-sweet-side-of-the-pathogenic-neisseria-the-role-of-glycan-interactions-in-colonisation-and-disease
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Tsitsi D Mubaiwa, Evgeny A Semchenko, Lauren E Hartley-Tassell, Christopher J Day, Michael P Jennings, Kate L Seib
Glycomics is a rapidly growing field that focuses on the structure and function of carbohydrates (glycans) in biological systems. Glycan interactions play a major role in infectious disease, at all stages of colonisation and disease progression. Neisseria meningitidis, the cause of meningococcal sepsis and meningitis, and Neisseria gonorrhoeae, which causes the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhoea, are responsible for significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. N. meningitidis displays a range of surface glycosylations including capsule polysaccharide, lipooligosaccharide and O-linked glycoproteins...
June 13, 2017: Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631601/viral-genes-and-cellular-markers-associated-with-neurological-complications-during-herpesvirus-infections
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Carine L Holz, Rahul K Nelli, M Eilidh Wilson, Lila M Zarski, Walid Azab, Rachel Baumgardner, Nikolaus Osterrieder, Anthony Pease, Liangliang Zhang, Sarah Hession, Lutz S Goehring, Stephen B Hussey, Gisela Soboll Hussey
Despite the importance of neurological disorders associated with herpesviruses, the mechanism by which these viruses influence the central nervous system (CNS) has not been definitively established. Owing to the limitations of studying neuropathogenicity of human herpesviruses in their natural host, many aspects of their pathogenicity and immune response are studied in animal models. Here, we present an important model system that enables studying neuropathogenicity of herpesviruses in the natural host. Equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1) is an alphaherpesvirus that causes a devastating neurological disease (EHV-1 myeloencephalopathy; EHM) in horses...
June 20, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630473/impact-of-antigen-density-on-the-binding-mechanism-of-igg-antibodies
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Maya Hadzhieva, Anastas D Pashov, Srinivas Kaveri, Sébastien Lacroix-Desmazes, Hugo Mouquet, Jordan D Dimitrov
The density and distribution pattern of epitopes at the surface of pathogens have a profound impact on immune responses. Although multiple lines of evidence highlight the significance of antigen surface density for antibody binding, a quantitative description of its effect on recognition mechanisms is missing. Here, we analyzed binding kinetics and thermodynamics of six HIV-1 neutralizing antibodies as a function of the surface density of envelope glycoprotein gp120. Antibodies that recognize gp120 with low to moderate binding affinity displayed the most pronounced sensitivity to variation in antigen density, with qualitative and substantial quantitative changes in the energetics of the binding process as revealed by non-equilibrium and equilibrium thermodynamic analyses...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630358/assessing-the-safety-and-immunogenicity-of-recombinant-vesicular-stomatitis-virus-ebola-vaccine-in-healthy-adults-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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May S ElSherif, Catherine Brown, Donna MacKinnon-Cameron, Li Li, Trina Racine, Judie Alimonti, Thomas L Rudge, Carol Sabourin, Peter Silvera, Jay W Hooper, Steven A Kwilas, Nicole Kilgore, Christopher Badorrek, W Jay Ramsey, D Gray Heppner, Tracy Kemp, Thomas P Monath, Teresa Nowak, Shelly A McNeil, Joanne M Langley, Scott A Halperin
BACKGROUND: The 2013-2016 Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa was the most widespread in history. In response, alive attenuated recombinant vesicular stomatitis virus (rVSV) vaccine expressing Zaire Ebolavirus glycoprotein (rVSVΔG-ZEBOV-GP) was evaluated in humans. METHODS: In a phase 1, randomized, dose-ranging, observer-blind, placebo-controlled trial, healthy adults aged 18-65 years were randomized into 4 groups of 10 to receive one of 3 vaccine doses or placebo...
June 19, 2017: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630325/convergent-immunological-solutions-to-argentine-hemorrhagic-fever-virus-neutralization
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Antra Zeltina, Stefanie A Krumm, Mehmet Sahin, Weston B Struwe, Karl Harlos, Jack H Nunberg, Max Crispin, Daniel D Pinschewer, Katie J Doores, Thomas A Bowden
Transmission of hemorrhagic fever New World arenaviruses from their rodent reservoirs to human populations poses substantial public health and economic dangers. These zoonotic events are enabled by the specific interaction between the New World arenaviral attachment glycoprotein, GP1, and cell surface human transferrin receptor (hTfR1). Here, we present the structural basis for how a mouse-derived neutralizing antibody (nAb), OD01, disrupts this interaction by targeting the receptor-binding surface of the GP1 glycoprotein from Junín virus (JUNV), a hemorrhagic fever arenavirus endemic in central Argentina...
June 19, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628828/sensitivity-to-bst-2-restriction-correlates-with-orthobunyavirus-host-range
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Mariana Varela, Ilaria M Piras, Catrina Mullan, Xiaohong Shi, Natasha L Tilston-Lunel, Rute Maria Pinto, Aislynn Taggart, Stephen R Welch, Stuart J D Neil, Felix Kreher, Richard M Elliott, Massimo Palmarini
Orthobunyaviruses include several recently emerging viruses of significant medical and veterinary importance. There is currently very limited understanding on what determines the host species range of these pathogens. In this study we discovered that BST-2/tetherin restricts orthobunyavirus replication in a host-specific manner. We show that viruses with human tropism (Oropouche virus and La Crosse virus) are restricted by sheep BST-2 but not by the human orthologue, while viruses with ruminant tropism (Schmallenberg virus and others) are restricted by human BST-2 but not by the sheep orthologue...
June 16, 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626426/potential-of-central-eastern-and-western-africa-medicinal-plants-for-cancer-therapy-spotlight-on-resistant-cells-and-molecular-targets
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REVIEW
Armelle T Mbaveng, Victor Kuete, Thomas Efferth
Cancer remains a major health hurdle worldwide and has moved from the third leading cause of death in the year 1990 to second place after cardiovascular disease since 2013. Chemotherapy is one of the most widely used treatment modes; however, its efficiency is limited due to the resistance of cancer cells to cytotoxic agents. The present overview deals with the potential of the flora of Central, Eastern and Western African (CEWA) regions as resource for anticancer drug discovery. It also reviews the molecular targets of phytochemicals of these plants such as ABC transporters, namely P-glycoprotein (P-gp), multi drug-resistance-related proteins (MRPs), breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP, ABCG2) as well as the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR/ErbB-1/HER1), human tumor suppressor protein p53, caspases, mitochondria, angiogenesis, and components of MAP kinase signaling pathways...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622976/differential-binding-of-the-hiv-1-envelope-to-phosphatidylserine-receptors
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Linlin Gu, Brian Sims, Alexandre Krendelchtchikov, Edlue Tabengwa, Qiana L Matthews
Prior work has shown that the HIV-1 envelope of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) interact directly with T-cell immunoglobulin mucin (TIM) family proteins. Herein, we demonstrate that HIV-1 envelope glycoproteins from varying HIV-1 clades bind differentially to TIM proteins and functionally similar proteins acting as phosphatidylserine (PtdSer) receptors. Using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and surface plasmon resonance (SPR) technology, we show that lysate containing HIV-1 envelope and recombinant HIV-1 envelope glycoproteins bind TIM-4 and advanced glycosylation end product-specific receptor (AGER)...
June 13, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620062/urine-biomarkers-to-predict-response-to-lupus-nephritis-therapy-in-children-and-young-adults
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Hermine I Brunner, Michael R Bennett, Gaurav Gulati, Khalid Abulaban, Marisa S Klein-Gitelman, Stacy P Ardoin, Lori B Tucker, Kelly A Rouster-Stevens, David Witte, Jun Ying, Prasad Devarajan
OBJECTIVE: To delineate urine biomarkers that forecast response to therapy of lupus nephritis (LN). METHODS: Starting from the time of kidney biopsy, patients with childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus who were diagnosed with LN were studied serially. Levels of 15 biomarkers were measured in random spot urine samples, including adiponectin, α-1-acid glycoprotein (AGP), ceruloplasmin, hemopexin, hepcidin, kidney injury molecule 1, monocyte chemotactic protein-1, lipocalin-like prostaglandin D synthase (LPGDS), transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β), transferrin, and vitamin D binding protein (VDBP)...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619247/childhood-maltreatment-severity-is-associated-with-elevated-c-reactive-protein-and-body-mass-index-in-adult-with-schizophrenia-and-bipolar-diagnoses
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Monica Aas, Ingrid Dieset, Sigrun Hope, Eva Hoseth, Ragni Mørch, Elina Reponen, Nils Eiel Steen, Jannicke F Anderssen, Thor Ueland, Pål Aukrust, Ingrid Agartz, Ole A Andreassen, Ingrid Melle
BACKGROUND: Several studies have described an association between childhood maltreatment and inflammatory markers in the psychotic disorders (schizophrenia [SZ] and bipolar disorder [BD]). Previous studies have been relatively small (<50 participants), and the severity of abuse and the putative influence of body mass index (BMI) have not been properly investigated. METHODS: The combined effects of childhood abuse severity and clinical diagnosis on inflammatory markers were investigated in a large sample (n=483) of patients with a disorder on the psychosis spectrum and in healthy controls (HCs)...
June 12, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615961/the-role-of-novel-biomarkers-in-childhood-idiopathic-nephrotic-syndrome-a-narrative-review-of-published-evidence
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REVIEW
Samuel N Uwaezuoke
Two histological subtypes of idiopathic nephrotic syndrome are commonly recognized in children, namely minimal change nephropathy and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. Children with minimal change nephropathy (the majority of whom are steroid-sensitive) and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (the majority of whom are steroid-resistant) require early identification in order to ensure appropriate therapeutic intervention and better outcome. Although renal biopsy and histology remain the ideal diagnostic steps to identify these histological subtypes, reports indicate that serum and urinary biomarkers are now being utilized in the investigation of childhood idiopathic nephrotic syndrome...
2017: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615263/factors-associated-with-inflammation-in-preschool-children-and-women-of-reproductive-age-biomarkers-reflecting-inflammation-and-nutritional-determinants-of-anemia-brinda-project
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REVIEW
Rebecca D Merrill, Rachel M Burke, Christine A Northrop-Clewes, Pura Rayco-Solon, Rafael Flores-Ayala, Sorrel Ml Namaste, Mary K Serdula, Parminder S Suchdev
Background: In many settings, populations experience recurrent exposure to inflammatory agents that catalyze fluctuations in the concentrations of acute-phase proteins and certain micronutrient biomarkers such as C-reactive protein (CRP), α-1-acid glycoprotein (AGP), ferritin, and retinol. Few data are available on the prevalence and predictors of inflammation in diverse settings.Objective: We aimed to assess the relation between inflammation (CRP concentration >5 mg/L or AGP concentration >1 g/L) and covariates, such as demographics, reported illness, and anthropometric status, in preschool children (PSC) (age range: 6-59 mo) and women of reproductive age (WRA) (age range: 15-49 y)...
June 14, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614589/lactoferrin-protects-against-intestinal-inflammation-and-bacteria-induced-barrier-dysfunction-in-vitro
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Nina A Hering, Julia Luettig, Susanne M Krug, Stephanie Wiegand, Gabriele Gross, Eric A van Tol, Jörg D Schulzke, Rita Rosenthal
The iron-binding glycoprotein lactoferrin (LF) is naturally present in human breast milk. Several studies suggest that LF contributes to infant health and development owing to a variety of protective effects, including antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory features. Therefore, we aimed to elucidate its protective properties on intestinal epithelial barrier dysfunction induced by infection or inflammation using the human epithelial cell culture models HT-29/B6 and T84. During barrier perturbation induced by the proinflammatory cytokine tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α), bovine LF restored tight junction (TJ) morphometry and inhibited TNF-α-induced epithelial apoptosis...
June 14, 2017: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611098/ticagrelor-and-eptifibatide-bolus-versus-ticagrelor-and-eptifibatide-bolus-with-2-hour-infusion-in-high-risk-acute-coronary-syndromes-patients-undergoing-early-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Moazez J Marian, Oluseun Alli, Firas Al Solaiman, Brigitta C Brott, Mark Sasse, Tara Leesar, Sumanth D Prabhu, Massoud A Leesar
BACKGROUND: In patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes, inhibition of platelet aggregation (IPA) with a potent P2Y12 inhibitor, ticagrelor, was inferior to tirofiban infusion at 2 hours, indicating that glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors are still needed. Ticagrelor and eptifibatide bolus only may maximally inhibit platelet aggregation and decrease bleeding, but IPA with ticagrelor and eptifibatide bolus versus 2-hour infusion is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 70 P2Y12-naïve patients, with high-risk non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes, were randomized to ticagrelor and eptifibatide bolus (group 1) versus ticagrelor and eptifibatide bolus with 2-hour infusion (group 2)...
June 13, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
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