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Adrenergic receptor inflammation

Marion Griton, Jan Pieter Konsman
Although the immune and nervous systems have long been considered independent biological systems, they turn out to mingle and interact extensively. The present review summarizes recent insights into the neural pathways activated by and involved in infection-induced inflammation and discusses potential clinical applications. The simplest activation concerns a reflex action within C-fibers leading to neurogenic inflammation. Low concentrations of pro-inflammatory cytokines or bacterial fragments may also act on these afferent nerve fibers to signal the central nervous system and bring about early fever, hyperalgesia and sickness behavior...
March 14, 2018: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
Tina Markus, David Ley, Stefan R Hansson, Tadeusz Wieloch, Karsten Ruscher
BACKGROUND: Labor subjects the fetus to an hypoxic episode and concomitant adrenomodullary catecholamine surge that may provide protection against the hypoxic insult. The beta1-adrenergic agonist dobutamine protects against hypoxia/aglycemia induced neuronal damage. We aimed to identify the associated protective biological processes involved. RESULTS: Hippocampal slices from 6 days old mice showed significant changes of gene expression comparing slices with or without dobutamine (50 mM) in the following two experimental paradigms: (1) control conditions versus lipopolysacharide (LPS) stimulation and (2) oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD), versus combined LPS/OGD...
March 9, 2018: BMC Neuroscience
Saya Moriyama, Jonathan R Brestoff, Anne-Laure Flamar, Jesper B Moeller, Christoph S N Klose, Lucille C Rankin, Naomi A Yudanin, Laurel A Monticelli, Gregory Garbès Putzel, Hans-Reimer Rodewald, David Artis
The type 2 inflammatory response is induced by various environmental and infectious stimuli. Although recent studies identified group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) as potent sources of type 2 cytokines, the molecular pathways controlling ILC2 responses are incompletely defined. Here we demonstrate that murine ILC2s express the β2 -adrenergic receptor (β2 AR) and colocalize with adrenergic neurons in the intestine. β2 AR deficiency resulted in exaggerated ILC2 responses and type 2 inflammation in intestinal and lung tissues...
March 2, 2018: Science
Milton Packer
Among patients with heart failure and a preserved ejection (HFpEF), obesity is associated with a distinct phenotype that is characterized by adiposity-driven plasma volume expansion and cardiac overfilling, which is coupled with an impairment of ventricular distensibility. These pathophysiological abnormalities may be related to the increased actions of specific adipocyte-derived signalling molecules (aldosterone, neprilysin and leptin) that work in concert with increased renal sympathetic nerve traffic and activated beta2 -adrenergic receptors to promote sodium retention, microvascular rarefaction, cardiac fibrosis and systemic inflammation...
March 1, 2018: European Journal of Heart Failure
Nicholas J Shubin, Tam N Pham, Kristan Lea Staudenmayer, Brodie A Parent, Qian Qiu, Grant E O'Keefe
BACKGROUND: β-Adrenergic agents suppress inflammation and may play an important role in posttraumatic infections. Mechanisms may include inhibition of MAP kinase signaling. We sought to determine whether MKP-1 contributed to catecholamine suppression of innate immunity and also wanted to know whether early catecholamine treatment after traumatic injury increases the risk of later nosocomial infection. METHODS: We performed experiments using THP-1 cells and peripheral blood mononuclear cells from healthy individuals...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Innate Immunity
Kari J Dugger, Taylor Chrisman, Sarah L Sayner, Parker Chastain, Kacie Watson, Robert Estes
BACKGROUND: The potency of T regulatory (TREG) cells to inhibit T helper (Th)-driven immune cell responses has been linked to increased intracellular cyclic-AMP (cAMP) levels of TREG cells. In an ovalbumin (OVA)-driven allergic asthma mouse model, moderate aerobic exercise increases TREG cell function in a contact-dependent manner that leads to a significant reduction in chronic inflammation and restoration of lung function. However, the mechanism, whereby exercise increases TREG function, remains unknown and was the focus of these investigations...
February 17, 2018: BMC Immunology
Nesreen M I M Elkomy, Islam A A E-H Ibrahim, Shimaa M Elshazly, Hassan M El-Fayoumi
Chronic alcoholism is a risk factor for kidney injury. Clonidine is an α 2 -adrenergic receptor/imidazoline-1 receptor agonist that can reduce blood pressure and maintain renal functions. This study aims to investigate the possible ameliorative effects of clonidine on ethanol induced kidney injury and its mechanism of action. Kidney injury was induced in rats by adding ethanol to drinking water for eight weeks. Clonidine effects on kidney functions and histopathology were measured. Moreover, phentolamine (α-adrenergic receptor antagonist), efaroxan (imidazoline-1 receptor antagonist) and rilmenidine (imidazoline-1 receptor agonist) were used to clarify the role of imidazoline-1 receptor in mediating renal ameliorative effects...
February 13, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
Qing-Qing Wu, Yang- Xiao, Ming-Xia Duan, Yuan Yuan, Xiao-Han Jiang, Zheng Yang, Hai-Han Liao, Wei Deng, Qi-Zhu Tang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Aucubin, the predominant component of Eucommia ulmoides Oliv., plays an indispensable role in regulating oxidative stress. Considering that oxidative stress has previously been demonstrated to contribute to acute and chronic myocardial injury, we tested the effects of aucubin on cardiac remodelling and heart failure. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: In the first set of experiments, H9c2 cardiomyocytes and neonatal rat cardiomyocytes pre-treated with aucubin (1, 3 10, 25, 50 μM) were challenged with phenylephrine...
February 15, 2018: British Journal of Pharmacology
Leandro Z Agudelo, Duarte M S Ferreira, Igor Cervenka, Galyna Bryzgalova, Shamim Dadvar, Paulo R Jannig, Amanda T Pettersson-Klein, Tadepally Lakshmikanth, Elahu G Sustarsic, Margareta Porsmyr-Palmertz, Jorge C Correia, Manizheh Izadi, Vicente Martínez-Redondo, Per M Ueland, Øivind Midttun, Zachary Gerhart-Hines, Petter Brodin, Teresa Pereira, Per-Olof Berggren, Jorge L Ruas
The role of tryptophan-kynurenine metabolism in psychiatric disease is well established, but remains less explored in peripheral tissues. Exercise training activates kynurenine biotransformation in skeletal muscle, which protects from neuroinflammation and leads to peripheral kynurenic acid accumulation. Here we show that kynurenic acid increases energy utilization by activating G protein-coupled receptor Gpr35, which stimulates lipid metabolism, thermogenic, and anti-inflammatory gene expression in adipose tissue...
February 6, 2018: Cell Metabolism
Fengjiao Sun, Zhiqiang Lu, Yidan Zhang, Shihan Geng, Mengxi Xu, Liman Xu, Yingying Huang, Pengwei Zhuang, Yanjun Zhang
Right ventricular (RV) remodeling coupled with extensive apoptosis in response to unrestrained biomechanical stress may lead to RV failure (RVF), which is the immediate cause of death in the majority of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Overexpression of β2‑adrenergic receptor (β2‑AR) signaling has been reported to induce myocardiotoxicity in patients with left heart failure. However, the role of β2‑AR signaling in the pathophysiology of PAH development has remained elusive. To address this issue, the present study investigated the changes in cardiopulmonary function and structure, as well as the expression of regulators of fibrosis and apoptosis in RVF following monocrotaline (MCT; 60 mg/kg, i...
February 1, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
M Ekholm, A Jekell, N H Wallén, B Gigante, T Kahan
Drugs blocking the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system may offer benefit on endothelial function, inflammation, and hemostasis in addition to the effects of reducing blood pressure. We examined the contribution of the angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor ramipril and the alpha 1-adrenergic receptor blocker doxazosin on blood pressure and on markers of inflammation and hemostasis in 59 individuals with mild-to-moderate hypertension randomized to receive double blind ramipril 10 mg od or doxazosin 8 mg od for 12 weeks...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
Huguette Albrecht, Hsin-Ya Yang, Maija Kiuru, Saipiroon Maksaereekul, Blythe Durbin-Johnson, Michael S Wong, Thomas R Stevenson, David M Rocke, R Rivkah Isseroff
In a scenario involving a nuclear detonation during war or a terrorist attack, acute radiation exposure combined with thermal and blast effects results in severe skin injury. Although the cutaneous injury in such a scenario may not be lethal, it may lead to inflammation, delayed wound healing and loss of the skin barrier, resulting in an increased risk of infection. In this study, we tested the potential use of timolol, a beta-adrenergic receptor antagonist, to improve epidermal wound closure after combined burn and radiation injury using an ex vivo human skin culture model...
January 26, 2018: Radiation Research
Nathaly Anto Michel, Christian Colberg, Konrad Buscher, Björn Sommer, Akula Bala Pramod, Erik Ehinger, Bianca Dufner, Natalie Hoppe, Katharina Pfeiffer, Timoteo Marchini, Florian Willecke, Peter Stachon, Ingo Hilgendorf, Timo Heidt, Constantin von Zur Mühlen, Dominik von Elverfeldt, Dietmar Pfeifer, Roland Schüle, Ulrich Kintscher, Sebastian Brachs, Klaus Ley, Christoph Bode, Andreas Zirlik, Dennis Wolf
Rationale: The co-incidence of inflammation and metabolic derangements in obese adipose tissue has sparked the concept of met-inflammation. Previous observations, however, suggest that inflammatory pathways may not ultimately cause dysmetabolism. Objective: We have revisited the relationship between inflammation and metabolism by testing the role of Tumor-Necrosis Receptor associated Factor (TRAF)-1, an inhibitory adapter of inflammatory signaling of TNFα, IL-1β, and TLRs. Methods and Results: Mice deficient for TRAF-1, which is expressed in obese adipocytes and adipose tissue lymphocytes, caused an expected hyper-inflammatory phenotype in adipose tissue with enhanced adipokine and chemokine expression, increased leukocyte accumulation, and potentiated pro-inflammatory signaling in macrophages and adipocytes in a mouse model of diet-induced obesity (DIO)...
January 22, 2018: Circulation Research
Ryan Kwun-Yee Mui, Roxanne Fernandes, Hannah Garver, Nico van Rooijen, James J Galligan
DOCA-salt and obesity-related hypertension are associated with inflammation and sympathetic nervous system hyperactivity. Prejunctional α2-adrenergic receptors (α2ARs) provide negative feedback to norepinephrine release from sympathetic nerves through inhibition of N-type Ca2+ channels. Increased neuronal norepinephrine release in DOCA-salt and obesity-related hypertension occurs through impaired α2AR signaling, however, the mechanisms involved are unclear. Mesenteric arteries are resistance arteries that receive sympathetic innervation from the superior mesenteric and celiac ganglia (SMCG)...
January 5, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
Alyce J Nicholls, Shu Wen Wen, Pam Hall, Michael J Hickey, Connie H Y Wong
Emerging evidence has revealed that noradrenaline (NA), the main neurotransmitter of the sympathetic nervous system (SNS), regulates a variety of immune functions via binding to adrenergic receptors present on immune cells. In this study, we examined the role of NA in the regulation of neutrophil functions. Neutrophils were isolated from the bone marrow of naïve mice and treated with NA at various concentrations to assess the effect on various neutrophil functions. Additionally, we performed cremaster intravital microscopy to examine neutrophil-endothelial cell interactions following NA superfusion in vivo...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
Sally A Abuelezz
An experimental model of ovalbumin (OVA) induced asthma was used to assess the effects of nebivolol, the third-generation selective β1-adrenergic receptor blocker, on airway reactivity, lung inflammation, and oxidative stress markers. The asthma induction protocol was done by OVA sensitization and challenge. Guinea pigs were classified into control, asthmatic, or asthmatic receiving nebivolol either 7.5 or 15 mg·kg-1·day-1 orally. At the end of the study respiratory, the anti-inflammatory and antioxidative effects of nebivolol were assessed...
January 10, 2018: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
Alain Oliveira Dos Santos, Danielle Rocha do Val, Felipe Dantas da Silveira, Francisco Isaac Fernandes Gomes, Hermany Capistrano Freitas, Ellen Lima de Assis, Diana Kelly Castro de Almeida, Igor Iuco Castro da Silva, Francisco Geraldo Barbosa, Jair Mafezoli, Marcos Reinaldo da Silva, Gerly Anne de Castro Brito, Juliana Trindade Clemente-Napimoga, Vicente de Paulo Teixeira de Paulo Teixera Pinto, Gerardo Cristino Filho, Mirna Marques Bezerra, Hellíada Vasconcelos Chaves
Inflammation is a key component of many clinical conditions that affect the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and Moringa oleifera Lam. has been used to treat inflammatory diseases. Here, we evaluated the toxicological effects on mice of a naturally-occurring isothiocyanate from M. oleifera and its seven analogue molecules. Further, the anti-nociceptive and anti-inflammatory effects on a rat model of TMJ inflammatory hypernociception were assessed. The systemic toxicological profile was determined in mice over a 14-day period: MC-1 1 μg/kg; MC-D1 1 μg/kg, MC-D3 100 μg/kg, MC-D6 1 μg/kg, MC-D7 1 μg/kg, MC-D8 1 μg/kg, MC-D9 10 μg/kg, and MC-H 1 μg/kg...
February 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Bonnie L Hylander, Jason W-L Eng, Elizabeth A Repasky
In the last 10-15 years, there has been a recognition that the catecholamines (norepinephrine, NE, and epinephrine, Epi) released by the sympathetic nervous system under stressful conditions promote tumor growth through a variety of mechanisms. Tumors recruit autonomic nerves during their development and NE is then released locally in the tumor microenvironment (TME). Acting through adrenergic receptors present on a variety of cells in the TME, NE and Epi induce proliferation, resistance to apoptosis, epithelial to mesenchymal transition, metastasis of tumor cells, angiogenesis, and inflammation in the TME...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Andres R Henriquez, Samantha J Snow, Mette C Schladweiler, Colette N Miller, Janice A Dye, Allen D Ledbetter, Judy E Richards, Kevin Mauge-Lewis, Marie A McGee, Urmila P Kodavanti
Recent studies showed that the circulating stress hormones, epinephrine and corticosterone/cortisol, are involved in mediating ozone-induced pulmonary effects through the activation of the sympathetic-adrenal-medullary (SAM) and hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axes. Hence, we examined the role of adrenergic and glucocorticoid receptor inhibition in ozone-induced pulmonary injury and inflammation. Male 12-week old Wistar-Kyoto rats were pretreated daily for 7days with propranolol (PROP; a non-selective β adrenergic receptor [AR] antagonist, 10mg/kg, i...
January 15, 2018: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
F B Zanelatto, E V Dias, J M Teixeira, C R Sartori, C A Parada, C H Tambeli
BACKGROUND: β-Blockers reduce temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain. We asked whether they also reduce TMJ inflammation and, if so, whether this anti-inflammatory effect contributes to its analgesic action. METHODS: We measured many parameters of the inflammatory response after co-administration of the β-blocker propranolol with the inflammatory agent carrageenan in the TMJ of female rats. We also hypothesized that the activation of β-adrenoceptors in the TMJ induces nociception mediated, at least in part, by the inflammatory response...
March 2018: European Journal of Pain: EJP
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