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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633471/development-of-a-chicken-ileal-explant-culture-model-for-measurement-of-gut-inflammation-induced-by-lipopolysaccharide
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Qian Zhang, Susan D Eicher, Kolapo M Ajuwon, Todd J Applegate
Gut mucosa holds a single layer of epithelial cells and the largest mass of lymphoid tissue in the body. Although the epithelial cell culture model is widely used to assess intestinal barrier function, it has limitations for studying cellular interactions, in particular those of the immune system. In this study, a chicken ileal explant culture model was developed for investigating short-term gut inflammatory and secretory responses in an ex vivo environment. Initially, ileal explants from broilers at 21 d of age were cultured ex vivo up to 6 h...
June 16, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630706/effects-of-feeding-untreated-pasteurized-and-acidified-waste-milk-and-bunk-tank-milk-on-the-performance-serum-metabolic-profiles-immunity-and-intestinal-development-in-holstein-calves
#2
Yang Zou, Yajing Wang, Youfei Deng, Zhijun Cao, Shengli Li, Jiufeng Wang
BACKGROUND: The present experiment was performed to assess the effects of different sources of milk on the growth performance, serum metabolism, immunity, and intestinal development of calves. Eighty-four Holstein male neonatal calves were assigned to one of the following four treatment groups: those that received bunk tank milk (BTM), untreated waste milk (UWM), pasteurized waste milk (PWM), and acidified waste milk (AWM) for 21 d. RESULTS: Calves in the BTM and AWM groups consumed more starter (P < 0...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626766/involvement-of-the-toll-like-receptor-nitric-oxide-signaling-pathway-in-the-pathogenesis-of-cervical-cancer-caused-by-high-risk-human-papillomavirus-infection
#3
Jie Li, Heping Rao, Chang'e Jin, Jinrong Liu
Human papillomavirus (HPV) can activate Toll-like receptor (TLR)/nitric oxide (NO) signaling pathways; however, whether the TLR/NO pathway is involved in cervical cancer caused by high-risk HPV (HR-HPV) remains unclear. In this study, 43 HR-HPV-positive patients with cervical cancer (CC group), 39 HR-HPV-positive patients with a healthy cervix (HR-HPV group), and 33 HR-HPV-negative controls were recruited. NO concentration in cervical canal and expression of inducible NO synthase (iNOS) in cervical tissues were detected...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608623/guar-gum-fiber-increases-suppressor-of-cytokine-signaling-1-expression-via-toll-like-receptor-2-and-dectin-1-pathways-regulating-inflammatory-response-in-small-intestinal-epithelial-cells
#4
Tran Van Hung, Takuya Suzuki
SCOPE: Direct regulation of intestinal inflammation by intact dietary fibers is still unclear. Here, the anti-inflammatory regulation by intact guar gum (GG) was investigated using mice and human intestinal Caco-2 cells. METHODS AND RESULTS: Administration of dextran sodium sulfate (DSS) increased myeloperoxidase activity and CXC motif chemokine ligand2 (an IL-8 homologue) expression in the small intestines of mice, while supplemental GG reduced these increases...
June 13, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606989/tlr7-8-activation-in-neutrophils-impairs-immune-complex-phagocytosis-through-shedding-of-fcgriia
#5
Christian Lood, Sabine Arve, Jeffrey Ledbetter, Keith B Elkon
Neutrophils play a crucial role in host defense. However, neutrophil activation is also linked to autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), where nucleic acid-containing immune complexes (IC) drive inflammation. The role of Toll-like receptor (TLR) signaling in processing of SLE ICs and downstream inflammatory neutrophil effector functions is not known. We observed that TLR7/8 activation leads to a furin-dependent proteolytic cleavage of the N-terminal part of FcgRIIA, shifting neutrophils away from phagocytosis of ICs toward the programmed form of necrosis, NETosis...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601925/enhanced-stimulation-of-human-tumor-specific-t-cells-by-dendritic-cells-matured-in-the-presence-of-interferon-%C3%AE-and-multiple-toll-like-receptor-agonists
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Tanja Lövgren, Dhifaf Sarhan, Iva Truxová, Bhavesh Choudhary, Roeltje Maas, Jeroen Melief, Maria Nyström, Ulrika Edbäck, Renee Vermeij, Gina Scurti, Michael Nishimura, Giuseppe Masucci, Alex Karlsson-Parra, Andreas Lundqvist, Lars Adamson, Rolf Kiessling
Dendritic cell (DC) vaccines have been demonstrated to elicit immunological responses in numerous cancer immunotherapy trials. However, long-lasting clinical effects are infrequent. We therefore sought to establish a protocol to generate DC with greater immunostimulatory capacity. Immature DC were generated from healthy donor monocytes by culturing in the presence of IL-4 and GM-CSF and were further differentiated into mature DC by the addition of cocktails containing different cytokines and toll-like receptor (TLR) agonists...
June 10, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601430/imiquimod-induced-autophagy-is-regulated-by-er-stress-mediated-pkr-activation-in-cancer-cells
#7
Shu-Hao Chang, Shi-Wei Huang, Sin-Ting Wang, Kai-Cheng Chung, Chia-Wei Hsieh, Jun-Kai Kao, Yi-Ju Chen, Chun-Ying Wu, Jeng-Jer Shieh
BACKGROUND: Autophagy is a highly conserved cellular catabolic pathway for degradation and recycling of intracellular components in response to nutrient starvation or environmental stress. Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) homeostasis can be disturbed by physiological and pathological influences, resulting in accumulation of misfolded and unfolded proteins in the ER lumen, a condition referred to as ER stress. Imiquimod (IMQ), a Toll-like receptor (TLR) 7 ligand, possesses anti-tumor and anti-viral activities in vitro and in vivo...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600193/functional-and-molecular-responses-of-the-blue-mussel-mytilus-edulis-hemocytes-exposed-to-cadmium-an-in-vitro-model-and-transcriptomic-approach
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Philippine Granger Joly de Boissel, Michel Fournier, Juan Carlos Rodriguez-Lecompte, Patty McKenna, Frederick Kibenge, Ahmed Siah
The bivalve mollusk, Mytilus edulis, is used as a sentinel species in several monitoring programs due to its ability to bio-accumulate contaminants. Its immune system consists of hemocytes and humoral components, which constitute the main part of the hemolymph. The present study is aimed at understanding the effects of Cd on the differentially expressed genes involved in the phagocytosis of M. edulis' hemocytes. Our approach focuses on an in vitro model by exposing hemocytes to different concentrations of Cd ranging from 10(-9) M to 10(-3) M...
June 6, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580767/drug-coated-balloon-long-term-outcome-from-a-real-world-three-center-experience
#9
Carlo Zivelonghi, Matteo Ghione, Giovanni Benfari, Magdalena Cuman, Alfredo Fede, Mattia Lunardi, Stefano Cordone, Marco Botta, Andrea Pacchioni, Pietro Bellone, Bernhard Reimers, Flavio L Ribichini
OBJECTIVES: In-stent restenosis (ISR) and diffuse small vessel disease still represent challenging subsets for percutaneous coronary interventions, also in the new-generation DES era. We aim at reporting on the long-term clinical outcome of drug-coated balloons (DCB) in all-comers population. METHODS: Consecutive patients treated with DCB between January 2011 and December 2014 were retrospectively studied in three centers of northern Italy. The measured end-points were cardiac death, myocardial infarction (MI), target lesion revascularization (TLR), and major adverse cardiac events (MACE) defined as combination of cardiac death, MI, and TLR...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579168/drug-coated-versus-bare-metal-stents-for-elderly-patients-a-predefined-sub-study-of-the-leaders-free-trial
#10
Marie-Claude Morice, Suneel Talwar, Oliver Gaemperli, Gert Richardt, Franz Eberli, Ian Meredith, Azfar Zaman, Jean Fajadet, Samuel Copt, Samantha Greene, Philip Urban
BACKGROUND: The randomized, LEADERS FREE trial showed superior safety and efficacy of a polymer-free DCS vs. a bare metal stent in high-bleeding risk patients with only one month dual antiplatelet treatment. We report characteristics and outcomes of the pre-specified group of elderly patients (aged ≥75). METHODS: Age >75 was one of the trial's inclusion criteria. The main additional criteria were: need for oral anticoagulants, recent bleeding, anemia, chronic renal failure and cancer...
April 25, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577134/role-of-oxidative-stress-in-the-suppression-of-immune-responses-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-exposed-to-combustible-tobacco-product-preparation
#11
Subhashini Arimilli, Eckhardt Schmidt, Brad E Damratoski, G L Prasad
Cigarette smoking is a major risk factor for several human diseases. Chronic inflammation, resulting from increased oxidative stress, has been suggested as a mechanism that contributes to the increased susceptibility of smokers to cancer and microbial infections. We have previously shown that whole-smoke conditioned medium (WS-CM) and total particulate matter (TPM) prepared from Kentucky 3R4F reference cigarettes [collectively called as combustible tobacco product preparations (TPPs)] potently suppressed agonist-stimulated cytokine secretion and target cell killing in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs)...
June 2, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576788/pigs-%C3%A2-unlike-mice-have-two-distinct-colonic-stem-cell-populations-similar-to-humans-that-respond-to-high-calorie-diet-prior-to-insulin-resistance
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Venkata Charepalli, Lavanya Reddivari, Sridhar Radhakrishnan, Elisabeth Eriksson, Xia Xiao, Sung Woo Kim, Frank Shen, Vijay Kumar Matam, Qunhua Li, Vadiraja B Bhat, Rob Knight, Jairam K P Vanamala
Basal colonic crypt stem cells are long lived and play a role in colon homeostasis. Previous evidence has shown that high-calorie diet (HCD) enhances colonic stem cell numbers and expansion of the proliferative zone, an important biomarker for colon cancer. However, it is not clear how HCD drives dysregulation of colon stem cell/colonocyte proliferative kinetics. We used a human-relevant pig model and developed an immunofluorescence technique to detect and quantify colonic stem cells. Pigs (n = 8/group) were provided either standard diet (SD; 5 % fat) or HCD (25 % fat) for 13 weeks...
June 2, 2017: Cancer Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572564/plasmacytoid-dendritic-cells-appear-inactive-during-sub-microscopic-plasmodium-falciparum-blood-stage-infection-yet-retain-their-ability-to-respond-to-tlr-stimulation
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Jessica R Loughland, Gabriela Minigo, Derek S Sarovich, Matt Field, Peta E Tipping, Marcela Montes de Oca, Kim A Piera, Fiona H Amante, Bridget E Barber, Matthew J Grigg, Timothy William, Michael F Good, Denise L Doolan, Christian R Engwerda, Nicholas M Anstey, James S McCarthy, Tonia Woodberry
Plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDC) are activators of innate and adaptive immune responses that express HLA-DR, toll-like receptor (TLR) 7, TLR9 and produce type I interferons. The role of human pDC in malaria remains poorly characterised. pDC activation and cytokine production were assessed in 59 malaria-naive volunteers during experimental infection with 150 or 1,800 P. falciparum-parasitized red blood cells. Using RNA sequencing, longitudinal changes in pDC gene expression were examined in five adults before and at peak-infection...
June 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570235/five-year-freedom-from-target-lesion-revascularization-using-excimer-laser-ablation-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-in-stent-restenosis-of-femoropopliteal-arteries
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Nicolas W Shammas, Gail A Shammas, Lorraine Arikat, Andrew N Shammas, Alec Darrow, Avantika Banerjee, Benjamin Rudy
BACKGROUND: Target-lesion revascularization (TLR) and loss of patency remain high following treatment of in-stent restenosis (ISR) of the femoropopliteal (FP) artery. Excimer laser atherectomy (ELA) is effective in reducing TLR and improves patency at 6-month and 1-year follow-up when compared with balloon angioplasty (PTA). The long-term sustainability of these early results is unknown. We present a retrospective analysis from our center on the 5-year outcomes of ELA in the treatment of ISR of the FP arteries...
June 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558299/ligands-of-toll-like-receptors-2-4-differentially-alter-markers-of-inflammation-adhesion-and-angiogenesis-by-monocytes-from-women-with-pre-eclampsia-in-co-culture-with-endothelial-cells
#15
Ebtisam A Al-Ofi, Dilly O Anumba
Pre-eclampsia (PE) is characterized by an exaggerated systemic inflammatory response and generalized endothelial dysfunction. We have recently demonstrated that fibrinogen, an endogenous ligand of Toll-like receptor (TLR) 4, activates monocytes from women with pre-eclampsia (Al-ofi et al., 2014). Using an experimental co-culture model of primary human monocytes (derived from 9 women with PE (GA=33.18±5.8) and 9 normotensive pregnant women, NP (GA=33.15±4.0)) and human umbilical venous endothelial cells (HUVECs), we compared the effects of fibrinogen and lipopolysaccharide (LPS, bacterial ligand to TLR4) on the expression levels of inflammatory cytokines (IL-6 and IL-1β), chemokines (IL-8 and MCP-1), and anti-angiogenic factor (soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1,sFLT-1), as well as the soluble vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (sVCAM-1)...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555728/platelet-distribution-width-as-the-prognostic-marker-in-coronary-bifurcation-treatment
#16
Adam Kern, Robert J Gil, Krystian Bojko, Ewa Sienkiewicz, Beata Januszko-Giergielewicz, Jerzy Górny, Jacek Bil
INTRODUCTION: Mean platelet volume (MPV) was proved to be a reliable prognostic factor in cardiac patients. However, platelet distribution width (PDW) was disclosed to be more specific marker of platelet reactivity. The aim of study was to evaluate whether baseline PDW value can predict the outcome in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) with drug-eluting stent implantation within coronary bifurcation lesions. MATERIAL AND METHODS: It was a two-center observational study, which included patients who underwent PCI within bifurcation lesions between January 2014 and December 2014...
May 28, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555259/in-vitro-differentiated-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cells-as-a-tool-to-induce-anti-leukemia-activity-of-natural-killer-cells
#17
Yildian Díaz-Rodríguez, Paulo Cordeiro, Assila Belounis, Sabine Herblot, Michel Duval
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is believed to be resistant to NK cell-mediated killing. To overcome this resistance, we developed an innovative approach based on NK cell stimulation with Toll-like receptor (TLR)-activated plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDC). The translation of this approach into the clinic requires the production of high numbers of human pDC. Herein, we show that in vitro differentiation of cord blood CD34(+) progenitors in the presence of aryl hydrocarbon receptor antagonists gives rise to clinically relevant numbers of pDC, as about 10(8) pDC can be produced from a typical cord blood unit...
May 29, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552588/vitamin-d-supplementation-during-pregnancy-effect-on-the-neonatal-immune-system-in-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#18
Eve Hornsby, Paul E Pfeffer, Nancy Laranjo, William Cruikshank, Marina Tuzova, Augusto A Litonjua, Scott T Weiss, Vincent J Carey, George O'Connor, Catherine Hawrylowicz
BACKGROUND: Programming of the immune system during fetal development can influence asthma-related risk factors and outcomes in later life. Vitamin D is a well-recognized immune modulator, and deficiency of this nutrient during pregnancy is hypothesized to influence disease development in offspring. OBJECTIVE: We sought to investigate the effect on neonatal immunity of maternal supplementation with 4400 IU/d vitamin D3 during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy by using a subset of cord blood samples from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial (the Vitamin D Antenatal Asthma Reduction Trial)...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551415/interferon-%C3%AE-response-is-impaired-by-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-in-tupaia-belangeri
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Mohammad Enamul Hoque Kayesh, Sayeh Ezzikouri, Haiying Chi, Takahiro Sanada, Naoki Yamamoto, Bouchra Kitab, Takumi Haraguchi, Rika Matsuyama, Chimène Nze Nkogue, Hitoshi Hatai, Noriaki Miyoshi, Shuko Murakami, Yasuhito Tanaka, Jun-Ichiro Takano, Yumiko Shiogama, Yasuhiro Yasutomi, Michinori Kohara, Kyoko Tsukiyama-Kohara
To date, the chimpanzee has been used as the natural infection model for hepatitis B virus (HBV). However, as this model is very costly and difficult to use because of ethical and animal welfare issues, we aimed to establish the tupaia (Tupaia belangeri) as a new model for HBV infection and characterized its intrahepatic innate immune response upon HBV infection. First, we compared the propagation of HBV genotypes A2 and C in vivo in tupaia hepatocytes. At 8-10days post infection (dpi), the level of HBV-A2 propagation in the tupaia liver was found to be higher than that of HBV-C...
May 25, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549942/tissue-specific-expression-profile-of-some-immune-related-genes-in-labeo-rohita-to-edwardsiella-tarda-infection
#20
Sajal Kole, Deepika Anand, Rupam Sharma, Gayatri Tripathi, M Makesh, K V Rajendran, Megha Kadam Bedekar
Rohu (Labeo rohita), an Indian Major Carp (IMC) is an economically important aquaculture species in India. Inspite of the technological advances, infectious diseases caused by viruses, bacteria and parasites have been a major limiting factor in the development and profitability of fish farms. At present, information regarding the immune status of the Indian major carps is limited. This lack of knowledge is a major impediment for establishment of effective preventive measures against broad spectrum of infectious agents...
May 23, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
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