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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988892/the-il-1%C3%AE-signalling-pathway-and-its-role-in-regulating-pro-inflammatory-and-pro-labour-mediators-in-human-primary-myometrial-cells
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Martha Lappas
Interleukin (IL)-1β plays a central role in the processes of human labour and delivery. The adaptor proteins involved in the IL-1β signalling pathway in human myometrium are not known. This study sought to determine the role of the adaptor proteins myeloid differentiation primary response 88 (MyD88), tumour necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 6 (TRAF6), IL-1 receptor-associated kinase 4 (IRAK4) and transforming growth factor beta-activated kinase 1 (TAK1) in IL-1β-induced formation of pro-inflammatory and pro-labour mediators in human myometrium...
October 6, 2017: Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964808/acanthoic-acid-protectsagainst-ethanol-induced-liver-injury-possible-role-of-ampk-activation-and-irak4-inhibition
#2
You-Li Yao, Xin Han, Jian Song, Jing Zhang, Ya-Mei Li, Li-Hua Lian, Yan-Ling Wu, Ji-Xing Nan
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of acanthoic acid (AA) on the regulation of inflammatory response, lipid accumulation, and fibrosis via AMPK- IRAK4 signaling against chronic alcohol consumption in mice. Ethanol-induced liver injury was induced in male mice by Lieber-DeCarli diet for 28d. And mice in AA groups were gavaged with AA (20 or 40mg/kg) for 28d. AA treatment significantly decreased serum AST and TG, hepatic TG levels, serum ethanol and LPS levels compared with chronic ethanol administration...
September 28, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958897/the-tlr13-myd88-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signalling-pathway-of-cyclina-sinensis-plays-vital-roles-in-innate-immune-responses
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Yipeng Ren, Dan Ding, Baoping Pan, Wenjun Bu
Toll-like receptors, the best known pattern recognition receptors, play important roles in recognizing non-self molecules and binding pathogen-associated molecular patterns in the innate immune system. In the present research, the cDNA and protein characterization of the TLR signalling pathway genes including IRAK4, TRAK6 and IKKα (named CsIRAK4, CsTRAF6 and CsIKKα, respectively) with the typical motifs from Cyclina sinensis showed significant similarity with their homologues from other shellfish. Furthermore, the mRNA transcripts of these three genes are ubiquitously expressed in all tissues tested and are dominantly expressed in C...
September 25, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950845/ethanol-extract-of-propolis-and-its-constituent-caffeic-acid-phenethyl-ester-inhibit-breast-cancer-cells-proliferation-in-inflammatory-microenvironment-by-inhibiting-tlr4-signal-pathway-and-inducing-apoptosis-and-autophagy
#4
Huasong Chang, Yuehua Wang, Xusheng Yin, Xinying Liu, Hongzhuan Xuan
BACKGROUND: Propolis and its major constituent - caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) have good abilities on antitumor and anti-inflammation. However, little is known about the actions of propolis and CAPE on tumor in inflammatory microenvironment, and inflammatory responses play decisive roles at different stages of tumor development. To understand the effects and mechanisms of ethanol-extracted Chinese propolis (EECP) and its major constituent - CAPE in inflammation-stimulated tumor, we investigated their effects on Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) signaling pathway which plays a crucial role in breast cancer MDA-MB-231 cell line...
September 26, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947151/discovery-and-structure-based-design-of-4-6-diaminonicotinamides-as-potent-and-selective-irak4-inhibitors
#5
Rajeev S Bhide, Alec Keon, Carolyn Weigelt, John S Sack, Robert J Schmidt, Shuqun Lin, Hai-Yun Xiao, Steven H Spergel, James Kempson, William J Pitts, Julie Carman, Michael A Poss
The identification of small molecule inhibitors of IRAK4 for the treatment of autoimmune diseases has been an area of intense research. We discovered novel 4,6-diaminonicotinamides which potently inhibit IRAK4. Optimization efforts were aided by X-ray crystal structures of inhibitors bound to IRAK4. Structure activity relationship (SAR) studies led to the identification of compound 29 which exhibited sub-micromolar potency in a LTA stimulated cellular assay.
September 18, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924041/irak4-kinase-activity-controls-toll-like-receptor-induced-inflammation-through-the-transcription-factor-irf5-in-primary-human-monocytes
#6
Leah Cushing, Aaron Winkler, Scott A Jelinsky, Katherine Lee, Wouter Korver, Rachael Hawtin, Vikram R Rao, Margaret Fleming, Lih-Ling Lin
Interleukin-1 receptor associated kinase 4 (IRAK4) plays a critical role in innate immune signaling by Toll-like receptors (TLRs), and loss of IRAK4 activity in mice and humans increases susceptibility to bacterial infections and causes defects in TLR and IL1 ligand sensing. However, the mechanism by which IRAK4 activity regulates the production of downstream inflammatory cytokines is unclear. Using transcriptomic and biochemical analyses of human monocytes treated with a highly potent and selective inhibitor of IRAK4, we show that IRAK4 kinase activity controls the activation of the transcription factor IRF5, a transcription factor implicated in the pathogenesis of multiple autoimmune diseases...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912849/microrna-93-inhibits-inflammatory-responses-and-cell-apoptosis-after-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-by-targeting-interleukin-1-receptor-associated-kinase-4
#7
Feng Tian, Chao Yuan, Lixun Hu, Shihai Shan
The present study aimed to investigate changes in the expression of interleukin (IL)-1 receptor-associated kinase 4 (IRAK4) and microRNA (miRNA or miR)-93 in mice with cerebral ischemia reperfusion (CIR) injury, as well as the association and regulatory mechanism between IRAK4 and miR-93. The CIR mouse model was constructed and mouse microglia BV2 cells were transfected with miR-93 mimic or miR-93 inhibitor. Quantitative polymerase chain reaction was used to measure the expression of mRNA and miR-93. Western blotting was performed to determine protein expression...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844021/tlr2-tlr3-and-tlr5-regulation-of-pro-inflammatory-and-pro-labour-mediators-in-human-primary-myometrial-cells
#8
Ratana Lim, Gillian Barker, Martha Lappas
Preterm birth continues to be a significant global health care issue, due to our lack of understanding of the mechanisms that drive human labour and delivery. Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are essential in triggering an inflammatory response in human gestational tissues, leading to the production of pro-inflammatory and pro-labour mediators, and thus preterm birth. The aims of this study were to determine whether the adaptor molecules associated with TLR2, TLR3 and TLR5 signalling are involved in human myometrium...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780618/upregulated-irak1-and-irak4-promoting-the-production-of-ifn-%C3%AE-and-il-17-in-behcet-s-disease
#9
Min Sun, Peizeng Yang, Yan Yang, Jian Ye
PURPOSE: To investigate the expression and function of IRAK1 and IRAK4 involved in the development of Behcet's disease. METHODS: Twenty-eight Behcet's patients and thirty-two normal subjects were involved in this study. The mRNA levels of IRAK1 and IRAK4 from active Behcet's patients, inactive Behcet's patients and normal controls were detected using real-time quantitative PCR. CD4(+)T cells were extracted from peripheral blood mononuclear cells of active Behcet's patients and normal controls...
August 5, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757610/the-il-1r-tlr-signaling-pathway-is-essential-for-efficient-cd8-t-cell-responses-against-hepatitis-b-virus-in-the-hydrodynamic-injection-mouse-model
#10
Zhiyong Ma, Jia Liu, Weimin Wu, Ejuan Zhang, Xiaoyong Zhang, Qian Li, Gennadiy Zelinskyy, Jan Buer, Ulf Dittmer, Carsten J Kirschning, Mengji Lu
The outcome of hepatitis B viral (HBV) infection is determined by the complex interactions between replicating HBV and the immune system. While the role of the adaptive immune system in the resolution of HBV infection has been studied extensively, the contribution of innate immune mechanisms remains to be defined. Here we examined the role of the interleukin-1 receptor/Toll-like receptor (IL-1R/TLR) signaling pathway in adaptive immune responses and viral clearance by exploring the HBV mouse model. Hydrodynamic injection with a replication-competent HBV genome was performed in wild-type mice (WT) and a panel of mouse strains lacking specific innate immunity component expression...
July 31, 2017: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750570/identification-of-potential-ibrutinib-combinations-in-hematological-malignancies-using-a-combination-high-throughput-screen
#11
Michael Schaffer, Shalini Chaturvedi, Cuc Davis, Regina Aquino, Emily Stepanchick, Matthias Versele, Yang Liu, Jennifer Yang, Rongzhen Lu, Sriram Balasubramanian
Matrix high-throughput screening (HTS) methods are increasingly employed to rapidly define potential therapeutic drug combinations. We used combination HTS to identify compounds showing synergistic anti-proliferative activity with ibrutinib, an irreversible, small-molecule inhibitor of Bruton's tyrosine kinase. The goal was to identify ibrutinib combinations with maximum synergistic effects in heme malignancy lines, particularly in non-Hodgkin lymphoma including diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Growth inhibition (GI) was used to measure cell viability; synergy scores characterized strength of synergistic interaction...
July 28, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739828/mouse-bone-marrow-sca-1-cd44-mesenchymal-stem-cells-kill-avirulent-mycobacteria-but-not-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-through-modulation-of-cathelicidin-expression-via-the-p38-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-dependent-pathway
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Sumanta Kumar Naik, Avinash Padhi, Geetanjali Ganguli, Srabasti Sengupta, Sanghamitra Pati, Dasarathi Das, Avinash Sonawane
Mycobacterium tuberculosis primarily infects lung macrophages. However, a recent study showed that M. tuberculosis also infects and persists in a dormant form inside bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) even after successful antibiotic therapy. However, the mechanism(s) by which M. tuberculosis survives in BM-MSCs is still not known. Like macrophages, BM-MSCs do not contain a well-defined endocytic pathway, which is known to play a central role in the clearance of internalized mycobacteria. Here, we studied the fate of virulent and avirulent mycobacteria in Sca-1(+) CD44(+) BM-MSCs...
October 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726277/aged-garlic-extract-suppresses-inflammation-in-apolipoprotein-e-knockout-mice
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Naoaki Morihara, Atsuko Hino, Satomi Miki, Miyuki Takashima, Jun-Ichiro Suzuki
SCOPE: Chronic inflammation plays a major role in the formation and progression of atherosclerotic plaques. To clarify the mode of action of aged garlic extract (AGE) to retard atherosclerosis, we investigated whether AGE suppresses the inflammation in apolipoprotein E-knockout (ApoE-KO) mice. METHODS AND RESULTS: ApoE-KO mice were fed standard diet with or without 3% AGE for 12 wk. AGE feeding inhibited the progression of atherosclerotic lesion by 27% and reduced the level of C-reactive protein (CRP) and thromboxane B2 (TXB2 ), a marker of platelet activation, in serum by 39 and 33%, respectively, compared to ApoE-KO mice without AGE treatment...
July 20, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702714/immunodeficiency-in-two-female-patients-with-incontinentia-pigmenti-with-heterozygous-nemo-mutation-diagnosed-by-lps-unresponsiveness
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Hidenori Ohnishi, Yuka Kishimoto, Tomohide Taguchi, Norio Kawamoto, Mina Nakama, Tomoki Kawai, Manabu Nakayama, Osamu Ohara, Kenji Orii, Toshiyuki Fukao
PURPOSE: Anhidrotic ectodermal dysplasia with immunodeficiency (EDA-ID) is caused by mutations in the NF-κB essential modulator (NEMO) or NF-κB inhibitor, alpha (IKBA) genes. A heterozygous NEMO mutation causes incontinentia pigmenti (IP) in females, while a hemizygous hypomorphic mutation of NEMO causes EDA-ID in males. In general, immunodeficiency is not shown in IP patients. Here, we investigated two female patients with IP and immunodeficiency. METHODS: The patients were initially suspected to have IRAK4 deficiency and Mendelian susceptibility to mycobacterial disease, respectively, because of recurrent pneumonia with delayed umbilical cord detachment or disseminated mycobacterial infectious disease...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684198/flow-cytometry-based-diagnosis-of-primary-immunodeficiency-diseases
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REVIEW
Hirokazu Kanegane, Akihiro Hoshino, Tsubasa Okano, Takahiro Yasumi, Taizo Wada, Hidetoshi Takada, Satoshi Okada, Motoi Yamashita, Tzu-Wen Yeh, Ryuta Nishikomori, Masatoshi Takagi, Kohsuke Imai, Hans D Ochs, Tomohiro Morio
Primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs) are a heterogeneous group of inherited diseases of the immune system. The definite diagnosis of PID is ascertained by genetic analysis; however, this takes time and is costly. Flow cytometry provides a rapid and highly sensitive tool for diagnosis of PIDs. Flow cytometry can evaluate specific cell populations and subpopulations, cell surface, intracellular and intranuclear proteins, biologic effects associated with specific immune defects, and certain functional immune characteristics, each being useful for the diagnosis and evaluation of PIDs...
July 3, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659605/mmm-derived-lipid-associated-membrane-proteins-activate-il-1%C3%AE-production-through-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-via-tlr2-myd88-and-irak4
#16
Yang Wang, Qi Wang, Yuan Li, Ying Chen, Jiari Shao, Nwankpa Nick, Chunyan Li, Jiuqing Xin
Mycoplasma mycoides subsp.mycoides (Mmm) is a pathogen that causes pneumonia, otitis media, and arthritis in young calves. Its pathogenesis is attributed in part to excessive immune responses. Mmm-derived lipid-associated membrane proteins (LAMPs) are potent inducers of the host innate immune system; however, interactions between Mmm-derived LAMPs as pathogenic agents, toll-like receptors (TLRs), and the signaling pathways responsible for activating inflammation and nuclear factor (NF)-κB have not been fully elucidated...
June 28, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646802/dampness-can-promote-the-influenza-a-virus-and-worsen-its-prognosis-by-upregulating-the-tlr7-signaling-pathway
#17
Deng Li, Xu Huachong, Pang Peng, Zheng Ke, Nie Jiao, Wu Xianlin, Yu Bin, Chen Jia, Chen Xiaoyin
Context • Outbreaks of the influenza A virus (IAV) are increasingly recognized as a global public health issue, affecting a large proportion of the world's population. A number of studies have provided epidemiologic evidence that dampness and mold are consistently associated with multiple allergic and respiratory effects, but they focused on dampness-related pathogenic microorganisms leading to allergy rather than the dampness itself. Objective • The current study intended to examine the effects of a damp environment on the promotion of the IAV and determine the adverse effects on its prognosis through upregulation of the toll-like receptor 7 (TLR7)-signaling pathway in the lung...
June 23, 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556291/prenatal-phthalate-exposure-and-altered-patterns-of-dna-methylation-in-cord-blood
#18
Olivia Solomon, Paul Yousefi, Karen Huen, Robert B Gunier, Maria Escudero-Fung, Lisa F Barcellos, Brenda Eskenazi, Nina Holland
Epigenetic changes such as DNA methylation may be a molecular mechanism through which environmental exposures affect health. Phthalates are known endocrine disruptors with ubiquitous exposures in the general population including pregnant women, and they have been linked with a number of adverse health outcomes. We examined the association between in utero phthalate exposure and altered patterns of cord blood DNA methylation in 336 Mexican-American newborns. Concentrations of 11 phthalate metabolites were analyzed in maternal urine samples collected at 13 and 26 weeks gestation as a measure of fetal exposure...
July 2017: Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536249/bronchial-inflammation-and-bacterial-load-in-stable-copd-is-associated-with-tlr4-overexpression
#19
Antonino Di Stefano, Fabio L M Ricciardolo, Gaetano Caramori, Ian M Adcock, Kian Fan Chung, Peter J Barnes, Paola Brun, Andrea Leonardi, Filippo Andò, Davide Vallese, Isabella Gnemmi, Luisella Righi, Francesco Cappello, Bruno Balbi
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) and nucleotide-binding oligomerisation domain (NOD)-like receptors (NLRs) are two major forms of innate immune sensors but their role in the immunopathology of stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is incompletely studied. Our objective here was to investigate TLR and NLR signalling pathways in the bronchial mucosa in stable COPD.Using immunohistochemistry, the expression levels of TLR2, TLR4, TLR9, NOD1, NOD2, CD14, myeloid differentiation primary response gene 88 (MyD88), Toll-interleukin-1 receptor domain-containing adaptor protein (TIRAP), and the interleukin-1 receptor-associated kinases phospho-IRAK1 and IRAK4 were measured in the bronchial mucosa of subjects with stable COPD of different severity (n=34), control smokers (n=12) and nonsmokers (n=12)...
May 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512203/the-mechanism-of-activation-of-irak1-and-irak4-by-interleukin-1-and-toll-like-receptor-agonists
#20
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Stefan Vollmer, Sam Strickson, Tinghu Zhang, Nathanael Gray, Katherine L Lee, Vikram R Rao, Philip Cohen
We have developed the first assays that measure the protein kinase activities of interleukin-1 receptor-associated kinase 1 (IRAK1) and IRAK4 reliably in human cell extracts, by employing Pellino1 as a substrate in conjunction with specific pharmacological inhibitors of IRAK1 and IRAK4. We exploited these assays to show that IRAK4 was constitutively active and that its intrinsic activity towards Pellino1 was not increased significantly by stimulation with interleukin-1 (IL-1) in IL-1R-expressing HEK293 cells, Pam3CSK4-stimulated human THP1 monocytes or primary human macrophages...
June 6, 2017: Biochemical Journal
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