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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925265/pentoxifylline-besides-naltrexone-recovers-morphine-induced-inflammation-in-male-reproductive-system-of-rats-by-regulating-toll-like-receptor-pathway
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S Chehrei, M Moradi, H R Ghiabi, M Falahi, S Kaviani, A Ghanbari
This study aimed to investigate the effect of pentoxifylline on complications of prolonged usage of morphine upon the testis and sperm parameters of rats. In this study, forty male Wistar rats were divided into five groups (n = 8) and treated for 56 days to only saline, only morphine, only pentoxifylline, pentoxifylline + morphine and naltrexone + morphine. The diameters of seminiferous tubules, the maturity of germ line epithelium and sperm parameters were evaluated. The expression of inflammatory-related factors in testis tissues were also investigated at gene and protein levels...
December 7, 2016: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924419/beneficial-effect-of-low-level-laser-therapy-in-acute-lung-injury-after-i-i-r-is-dependent-on-the-secretion-of-il-10-and-independent-of-the-tlr-myd88-signaling
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J L Carvalho, A Britto, A P Ligeiro de Oliveira, H Castro-Faria-Neto, R Albertini, E Anatriello, F Aimbire
The use of low-level laser for lung inflammation treatment has been evidenced in animal studies as well as clinical trials. The laser action mechanism seems to involve downregulation of neutrophil chemoattractants and transcription factors. Innate immune responses against microorganisms may be mediated by toll-like receptors (TLR). Intestinal ischemia and reperfusion (i-I/R) lead to bacterial product translocation, such as endotoxin, which consequently activates TLRs leading to intestinal and lung inflammation after gut trauma...
December 6, 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917620/normothermic-ex-vivo-lung-perfusion-in-brain-dead-donors-reduces-inflammatory-cytokines-and-toll-like-receptor-expression
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Shadi Shafaghi, Esmaeil Mortaz, Azizollah Abbasi Dezfuli, Hoda Godarzi, Kambiz Sheikhy, Zahra Ansari Aval, Behrooz Farzanegan, Habib Emami, Fatemeh Sadat Hosseini-Baharanchi, Katayoun Najafizadeh
Inflammatory responses and innate immunologic reactions play an important role in the respiratory system. Ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) is considered a novel method in the evaluation and reconditioning of donor lungs prior to transplantation. However, EVLP's effect on inflammatory and metabolic markers of human lung tissue is unknown.  This study investigated how the performance of EVLP on brain-dead (BD) donor lungs affects the production and release of inflammatory cytokines (IL-6, IL-8, and TNF-a), inflammatory cells and toll-like receptors (TLR) -2, 4...
October 2016: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913143/innate-immune-stimulatory-activity-of-porphyromonas-gingivalis-fimbriae-is-eliminated-by-phase-separation-using-triton-x-114
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Kohji Nozoe, Terukazu Sanui, Masaaki Takeshita, Takao Fukuda, Akira Haraguchi, Yoshitomi Aida, Fusanori Nishimura
Fimbriae are virulence factors of Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis). In this study, the action of fimbriae on neutrophil respiratory burst and cytokine production by mononuclear cells (MNC) were investigated. Native or denatured form of purified P. gingivalis fimbriae contained endotoxin at an equivalence of 1-3μglipopolysaccharides(LPS)/mg protein. The endotoxin could be reduced to the equivalent of 1ng-LPS/mg protein by phase separation using Triton X-114. Unfractionated fimbriae caused serum-dependent priming of neutrophils for enhanced respiratory burst, but both native and denatured forms of Triton X-114-fractionated fimbriae were not active at 100μg/mL...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905985/tlr7-8-agonist-induces-a-post-entry-samhd1-independent-block-to-hiv-1-infection-of-monocytes
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Henning Hofmann, Bénédicte Vanwalscappel, Nicolin Bloch, Nathaniel R Landau
BACKGROUND: Monocytes, the primary myeloid cell-type in peripheral blood, are resistant to HIV-1 infection as a result of the lentiviral restriction factor SAMHD1. Toll-like receptors recognize microbial pathogen components, inducing the expression of antiviral host proteins and proinflammatory cytokines. TLR agonists that mimic microbial ligands have been found to have activity against HIV-1 in macrophages. The induction of restriction factors in monocytes by TLR agonist activation has not been well studied...
December 1, 2016: Retrovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899203/bioresorbable-scaffold-implantation-in-patients-with-indication-for-oral-anticoagulation-a-propensity-matched-analysis
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Niklas F Boeder, Victoria Johnson, Oliver Dörr, Jens Wiebe, Albrecht Elsässer, Helge Möllmann, Christian W Hamm, Holger M Nef, Timm Bauer
OBJECTIVES: To examine ischemic and bleeding outcomes in patients on triple antithrombotic therapy (TAT) compared with dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) after the implantation of bioresorbable scaffolds (BRS). BACKGROUND: The optimal antithrombotic regimen in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention that have an indication for oral anticoagulation is unclear, in particular among those undergoing BRS implantation. METHODS: Consecutive patients of a single-center, all-comers BRS registry were included...
November 24, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898411/radioprotective-effects-of-heat-killed-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-in-cultured-cells-and-radiosensitive-tissues
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Yuanyuan Chen, Yang Xu, Jicong Du, Jiaming Guo, Xiao Lei, Jianguo Cui, Cong Liu, Ying Cheng, Bailong Li, Fu Gao, Jintao Ju, Jianming Cai, Yanyong Yang
BACKGROUND: Exposure to ionizing radiation (IR) often causes severe damage to radiosensitive tissues, which limits the use of radiotherapy in cancer patients. Novel safe and effective radioprotectant is urgently required. It has been reported toll like receptor 2 (TLR2) plays a critical role in radioresistance. In this study, we demonstrated the protective effects of Heat-Killed Mycobacterium tuberculosis (HKMT), a potent TLR2 agonist, against IR. METHODS: Cell survival and apoptosis were determined by CCK-8 assay and Annexin V assay, respectively...
November 30, 2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894569/five-year-outcomes-after-paclitaxel-coated-balloon-angioplasty-for-drug-eluting-stent-restenosis
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Katsuya Miura, Kazushige Kadota, Seiji Habara, Takenobu Shimada, Masanobu Ohya, Hidewo Amano, Shunsuke Kubo, Yusuke Hyodo, Suguru Otsuru, Takeshi Tada, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Yasushi Fuku, Tsuyoshi Goto
The long-term outcomes of patients who underwent paclitaxel-coated balloon (PCB) angioplasty for drug-eluting stent restenosis (DES-ISR) remain unclear. We investigated the 5-year safety and efficacy outcomes of PCB angioplasty for DES-ISR. The study included 185 patients with 216 DES-ISR lesions who underwent PCB angioplasty from September 2008 to December 2010. Two serial angiographic follow-ups were routinely scheduled at 6 and 18 months after the index procedure. Five-year clinical outcomes were investigated...
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890859/long-term-outcome-of-patients-with-chronic-total-coronary-occlusion-treated-by-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-diabetics-and-non-diabetics
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Francesca Sanguineti, Philippe Garot, Stephen O'Connor, Yusuke Watanabe, Marco Spaziano, Thierry Lefèvre, Thomas Hovasse, Hakim Benamer, Thierry Unterseeh, Bernard Chevalier, Marie Claude Morice, Yves Louvard
AIMS: Despite technical advancements, long-term outcomes after Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) recanalization remain a subject of debate, especially in diabetic patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: Between 2004 and 2012, 1,320 consecutive patients underwent PCI for CTO, 27.4 % (362/1320) of whom were diabetics. We compared cardiac death, target lesion revascularisation (TLR), myocardial infarction (MI) and combined Myocardial Adverse Cardiac Events (MACE) in patients with successful versus failed PCI (median follow up 4...
November 29, 2016: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887688/long-term-outcomes-after-stent-implantation-for-left-main-coronary-artery-from-the-multicenter-assessing-optimal-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-left-main-coronary-artery-stenting-registry
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Masanobu Ohya, Kazushige Kadota, Mamoru Toyofuku, Takeshi Morimoto, Hirooki Higami, Yasushi Fuku, Kyohei Yamaji, Hiromi Muranishi, Yuhei Yamaji, Koji Nishida, Daisuke Furukawa, Tomohisa Tada, Euihong Ko, Kenji Ando, Hiroki Sakamoto, Takashi Tamura, Kazuya Kawai, Takeshi Kimura
We assessed long-term outcomes after left main coronary artery (LMCA) stenting based on lesion types and stenting strategies. In the Assessing Optimal percutaneous coronary Intervention for Left Main Coronary Artery stenting registry, we evaluated 1,607 consecutive patients undergoing stent implantation for unprotected LMCA lesions (bifurcation lesions: n = 1318 and nonbifurcation lesions: n = 289). Among the bifurcation lesions, 1,281 lesions were treated with stenting across the bifurcation (bifurcation 1-stent strategy: n = 999 or bifurcation 2-stent strategy: n = 282)...
October 31, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881603/a-protective-role-of-il-37-in-cancer-a-new-hope-for-cancer-patients
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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/27879958/evaluation-of-a-6-year-old-multicentric-standard-endovascular-treatment-of-critical-limb-ischemia-in-the-drug-eluting-era
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Vincenzo Brizzi, Caroline Caradu, Xavier Berard, Gerard Sassoust, Dominique Midy, Eric Ducasse
BACKGROUND: There has been increasing evidence to support the endovascular- first approach in the treatment of below the knee (BTK) lesions. Plain Old Balloon Angioplasty (POBA), with bailout bare-metal stent scaffolding in case of flow limiting dissection or recoil, have been considered the standard treatment of choice but industries are continually developing innovative equipment and dedicated technologies, such as drug-eluting platforms whose use is increasingly extended, despite significant costs and lack of high-quality evidence to support a well- established strategy...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877060/anti-inflammatory-and-immunomodulatory-effects-of-aquaphilus-dolomiae-extract-on-in-vitro-models
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Marie-Françoise Aries, Hélène Hernandez-Pigeon, Clémence Vaissière, Hélène Delga, Antony Caruana, Marguerite Lévêque, Muriel Bourrain, Katia Ravard Helffer, Bertrand Chol, Thien Nguyen, Sandrine Bessou-Touya, Nathalie Castex-Rizzi
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common skin disease characterized by recurrent pruritic inflammatory skin lesions resulting from structural and immune defects of the skin barrier. Previous studies have shown the clinical efficacy of Avène thermal spring water in AD, and a new microorganism, Aquaphilus dolomiae was suspected to contribute to these unique properties. The present study evaluated the anti-inflammatory, antipruritic, and immunomodulatory properties of ES0, an original biological extract of A...
2016: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876460/imo-8400-a-toll-like-receptor-7-8-and-9-antagonist-demonstrates-clinical-activity-in-a-phase-2a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial-in-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-plaque-psoriasis
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Deepak M W Balak, Martijn B A van Doorn, Robert D Arbeit, Rianne Rijneveld, Erica Klaassen, Tim Sullivan, Julie Brevard, H Bing Thio, Errol P Prens, J Koos Burggraaf, Robert Rissmann
BACKGROUND: Aberrant toll-like receptors (TLRs) 7, 8, and 9 activation by self-nucleic acids is implicated in immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (IMIDs) such as psoriasis. In preclinical IMID models, blocking TLR-activation reduced disease severity. IMO-8400 is a first-in-class, oligonucleotide-based antagonist of TLRs 7, 8, and 9. We evaluated the short-term safety and proof-of-concept for efficacy of IMO-8400 in a first-in-patient phase 2 trial. METHODS: Forty-six psoriasis patients were randomly assigned to IMO-8400 in four dose levels or placebo for 12weeks...
November 19, 2016: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866130/outcomes-of-stenting-extra-small-%C3%A2-2-25-mm-vessels-using-the-resolute-zotarolimus-eluting-stent-r-zes
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Manish A Parikh, Jonathan Soverow, Martin B Leon, Patrick Serruys, Bo Xu, Zuyi Yuan, Robayaah Zambahari, Ajay Kirtane
AIMS: We assessed long-term outcomes in patients with extra-small (XS) (≤2.25 mm) and small vessels (SV) (>2.25-2.75 mm) treated with the Resolute zotarolimus-eluting stent (R-ZES). METHODS AND RESULTS: Data from eight studies including patients with XS or SV were pooled for this analysis. Among 2,141 patients (837 XS, 1,304 SV), three-year cumulative major adverse cardiac events (15.4% vs. 11.5%; adj. HR [95% CI]: 1.3 [1.0, 1.7], p=0.12), target lesion failure (12...
November 20, 2016: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865949/lost-in-translation-the-potential-psychobiotic-lactobacillus-rhamnosus-jb-1-fails-to-modulate-stress-or-cognitive-performance-in-healthy-male-subjects
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John R Kelly, Andrew P Allen, Andriy Temko, William Hutch, Paul J Kennedy, Niloufar Farid, Eileen Murphy, Geraldine Boylan, John Bienenstock, John F Cryan, Gerard Clarke, Timothy G Dinan
BACKGROUND: Preclinical studies have identified certain probiotics as psychobiotics - live microorganisms with a potential mental health benefit. Lactobacillus rhamnosus (JB-1) has been shown to reduce stress-related behaviour, corticosterone release and alter central expression of GABA receptors in an anxious mouse strain. However, it is unclear if this single putative psychobiotic strain has psychotropic activity in humans. Consequently, we aimed to examine if these promising preclinical findings could be translated to healthy human volunteers...
November 16, 2016: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862880/feasibility-and-1-year-outcomes-of-subintimal-revascularization-with-supera-%C3%A2-stenting-of-long-femoropopliteal-occlusions-in-critical-limb-ischemia-the-supersub-study
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Luis M Palena, Larry J Diaz-Sandoval, Enrico Sultato, Cesare Brigato, Alessandro Candeo, Enrico Brocco, Marco Manzi
BACKGROUND: Stent-based revascularization of long femoro-popliteal (FP) lesions has been mainly studied in claudicants and compromised by restenosis and stent fractures. The Supera(®) stent's biomimetic design allows enhanced fracture resistance. Data for Supera(®) stenting to treat long chronic total occlusions (CTOs) in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI), are scarce. OBJECTIVE: To assess long-term outcomes of subintimal revascularization with Supera(®) stenting, for long FP CTOs in patients with CLI...
November 12, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862865/long-term-clinical-and-angiographic-outcomes-of-percutanenous-coronary-intervention-with-everolimus-eluting-stents-for-the-treatment-of-cardiac-allograft-vasculopathy
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Richard Cheng, Christopher Vanichsarn, Jignesh K Patel, Jesse Currier, David H Chang, Michelle M Kittleson, Raj Makkar, Jon A Kobashigawa, Babak Azarbal
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with bare-metal and first-generation drug-eluting stents (DES) for cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) is associated with unexpectedly high restenosis rates and target lesion revascularization (TLR). Long-term outcomes of stenting for CAV using second-generation everolimus-eluting stents (EES) are not established. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate clinical and angiographic outcomes of CAV stenting with EES. METHODS: Patients who underwent PCI with EES for CAV were studied...
November 10, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847326/adsorption-of-a-synthetic-tlr7-8-ligand-to-aluminum-oxyhydroxide-for-enhanced-vaccine-adjuvant-activity-a-formulation-approach
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Christopher B Fox, Mark T Orr, Neal Van Hoeven, Sarah C Parker, Traci J T Mikasa, Tony Phan, Elyse A Beebe, Ghislain I Nana, Sharvari W Joshi, Mark A Tomai, James Elvecrog, Timothy R Fouts, Steven G Reed
For nearly a century, aluminum salts have been the most widely used vaccine adjuvant formulation, and have thus established a history of safety and efficacy. Nevertheless, for extremely challenging disease targets such as tuberculosis or HIV, the adjuvant activity of aluminum salts may not be potent enough to achieve protective efficacy. Adsorption of TLR ligands to aluminum salts facilitates enhanced adjuvant activity, such as in the human papilloma virus vaccine Cervarix®. However, some TLR ligands such as TLR7/8 agonist imidazoquinolines do not efficiently adsorb to aluminum salts...
November 12, 2016: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834922/bee-venom-inhibits-porphyromonas-gingivalis-lipopolysaccharides-induced-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-through-suppression-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-ap-1-signaling-pathways
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Woon-Hae Kim, Hyun-Jin An, Jung-Yeon Kim, Mi-Gyeong Gwon, Hyemin Gu, Jae-Bok Park, Woo Jung Sung, Yong-Chul Kwon, Kyung-Duck Park, Sang Mi Han, Kwan-Kyu Park
Periodontitis is a chronic inflammatory disease that leads to destruction of tooth supporting tissues. Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis), especially its lipopolysaccharides (LPS), is one of major pathogens that cause periodontitis. Bee venom (BV) has been widely used as a traditional medicine for various diseases. Previous studies have demonstrated the anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial effects of BV. However, a direct role and cellular mechanism of BV on periodontitis-like human keratinocytes have not been explored...
November 10, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
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