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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556291/prenatal-phthalate-exposure-and-altered-patterns-of-dna-methylation-in-cord-blood
#1
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...
May 28, 2017: Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536249/bronchial-inflammation-and-bacterial-load-in-stable-copd-is-associated-with-tlr4-overexpression
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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
#3
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503543/irak4-deficiency-in-a-patient-with-recurrent-pneumococcal-infections-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#4
Karina Gobin, Mary Hintermeyer, Bertrand Boisson, Maya Chrabieh, Pegah Gandil, Ann Puel, Capucine Picard, Jean-Laurent Casanova, John Routes, James Verbsky
Primary immunodeficiencies are genetic defects of the innate or adaptive immune system, resulting in a propensity to infections. The innate immune system is the first line of defense against pathogens and is critical to recognize microbes and start the inflammatory cascade. Sensing of microbes occurs by a number of pathogen-recognition receptors, resulting in the activation of inflammatory signal transduction pathways, such as the activation of NF-κB. Herein, we describe a case of IRAK4 deficiency, a key signal transduction molecule of toll-like and IL-1 receptors...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501511/identification-of-quinazoline-based-inhibitors-of-irak4-for-the-treatment-of-inflammation
#5
Graham F Smith, Michael D Altman, Brian Andresen, James Baker, Jason D Brubaker, Hongmin Chen, Yiping Chen, Matthew Childers, Anthony Donofrio, Heidi Ferguson, Christian Fischer, Thierry O Fischmann, Craig Gibeau, Alexander Hicks, Sue Jin, Sam Kattar, Melanie A Kleinschek, Erica Leccese, Charles Lesburg, Chaomin Li, Jongwon Lim, Duan Liu, John K F Maclean, Faruk Mansoor, Lilly Y Moy, Erin F Mulrooney, Antoaneta S Necheva, Jeremy Presland, Larissa Rakhilina, Ruojing Yang, Luis Torres, Jie Zhang-Hoover, Alan Northrup
Interleukin-1 receptor associated kinase 4 (IRAK4) has been implicated in IL-1R and TLR based signaling. Therefore selective inhibition of the kinase activity of this protein represents an attractive target for the treatment of inflammatory diseases. Medicinal chemistry optimization of high throughput screening (HTS) hits with the help of structure based drug design led to the identification of orally-bioavailable quinazoline based IRAK4 inhibitors with excellent pharmacokinetic profile and kinase selectivity...
June 15, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500047/self-reactive-vh4-34-expressing-igg-b-cells-recognize-commensal-bacteria
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Jean-Nicolas Schickel, Salomé Glauzy, Yen-Shing Ng, Nicolas Chamberlain, Christopher Massad, Isabelle Isnardi, Nathan Katz, Gulbu Uzel, Steven M Holland, Capucine Picard, Anne Puel, Jean-Laurent Casanova, Eric Meffre
The germline immunoglobulin (Ig) variable heavy chain 4-34 (VH4-34) gene segment encodes in humans intrinsically self-reactive antibodies that recognize I/i carbohydrates expressed by erythrocytes with a specific motif in their framework region 1 (FWR1). VH4-34-expressing clones are common in the naive B cell repertoire but are rarely found in IgG memory B cells from healthy individuals. In contrast, CD27(+)IgG(+) B cells from patients genetically deficient for IRAK4 or MYD88, which mediate the function of Toll-like receptors (TLRs) except TLR3, contained VH4-34-expressing clones and showed decreased somatic hypermutation frequencies...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498658/discovery-of-clinical-candidate-1-2s-3s-4s-3-ethyl-4-fluoro-5-oxopyrrolidin-2-yl-methoxy-7-methoxyisoquinoline-6-carboxamide-pf-06650833-a-potent-selective-inhibitor-of-interleukin-1-receptor-associated-kinase-4-irak4-by-fragment-based-drug-design
#7
Katherine L Lee, Catherine M Ambler, David R Anderson, Brian P Boscoe, Andrea G Bree, Joanne I Brodfuehrer, Jeanne S Chang, Chulho Choi, Seungwon Chung, Kevin J Curran, Jacqueline E Day, Christoph M Dehnhardt, Ken Dower, Susan E Drozda, Richard K Frisbie, Lori K Gavrin, Joel A Goldberg, Seungil Han, Martin Hegen, David Hepworth, Heidi R Hope, Satwik Kamtekar, Iain C Kilty, Arthur Lee, Lih-Ling Lin, Frank E Lovering, Michael D Lowe, John P Mathias, Heidi M Morgan, Elizabeth A Murphy, Nikolaos Papaioannou, Akshay Patny, Betsy S Pierce, Vikram R Rao, Eddine Saiah, Ivan J Samardjiev, Brian M Samas, Marina W H Shen, Julia H Shin, Holly H Soutter, Joseph W Strohbach, Peter T Symanowicz, Jennifer R Thomason, John D Trzupek, Richard Vargas, Fabien Vincent, Jiangli Yan, Christoph W Zapf, Stephen W Wright
Through fragment-based drug design focused on engaging the active site of IRAK4 and leveraging three-dimensional topology in a ligand-efficient manner, a micromolar hit identified from a screen of a Pfizer fragment library was optimized to afford IRAK4 inhibitors with nanomolar potency in cellular assays. The medicinal chemistry effort featured the judicious placement of lipophilicity, informed by co-crystal structures with IRAK4 and optimization of ADME properties to deliver clinical candidate PF-06650833 (compound 40)...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408332/molecular-cloning-structural-modeling-and-expression-analysis-of-myd88-and-irak4-of-golden-pompano-trachinotus-ovatus
#8
Zhitao Qi, Baobao Sun, Qihuan Zhang, Fancui Meng, Qiaoqing Xu, Youchuan Wei, Qian Gao
MyD88 and IRAK4 are important components of TLR signaling pathways. However, information about MyD88 and IRAK4 is vacant in golden pompano (Trachinotus ovatus), a marine teleost with great commercial value. Thus, in this study the full lengths of trMyD88 and trIRAK4 were cloned from golden pompano using RT-PCR and RACE-PCR methods. trMyD88 was 1213 bp in length, encoding a putative protein of 288 amino acids (aa), consisting of a 99 aa of death domain at its N-terminal and a 137 aa of the TIR domain at its C-terminal...
April 10, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404732/roles-of-the-traf6-and-pellino-e3-ligases-in-myd88-and-rankl-signaling
#9
Sam Strickson, Christoph H Emmerich, Eddy T H Goh, Jiazhen Zhang, Ian R Kelsall, Thomas Macartney, C James Hastie, Axel Knebel, Mark Peggie, Francesco Marchesi, J Simon C Arthur, Philip Cohen
It is widely accepted that the essential role of TRAF6 in vivo is to generate the Lys63-linked ubiquitin (K63-Ub) chains needed to activate the "master" protein kinase TAK1. Here, we report that TRAF6 E3 ligase activity contributes to but is not essential for the IL-1-dependent formation of K63-Ub chains, TAK1 activation, or IL-8 production in human cells, because Pellino1 and Pellino2 generate the K63-Ub chains required for signaling in cells expressing E3 ligase-inactive TRAF6 mutants. The IL-1-induced formation of K63-Ub chains and ubiquitylation of IRAK1, IRAK4, and MyD88 was abolished in TRAF6/Pellino1/Pellino2 triple-knockout (KO) cells, but not in TRAF6 KO or Pellino1/2 double-KO cells...
April 25, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378188/apigenin-suppresses-the-senescence-associated-secretory-phenotype-and-paracrine-effects-on-breast-cancer-cells
#10
Kevin M Perrott, Christopher D Wiley, Pierre-Yves Desprez, Judith Campisi
Apigenin (4',5,7,-trihydroxyflavone) is a flavonoid found in certain herbs, fruits, and vegetables. Apigenin can attenuate inflammation, which is associated with many chronic diseases of aging. Senescent cells-stressed cells that accumulate with age in mammals-display a pro-inflammatory senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP) that can drive or exacerbate several age-related pathologies, including cancer. Flavonoids, including apigenin, were recently shown to reduce the SASP of a human fibroblast strain induced to senesce by bleomycin...
April 2017: GeroScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363843/toll-like-receptor-9-mediates-paraquat-induced-acute-lung-injury-an-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-study
#11
Haitao Shen, Na Wu, Yu Wang, Lichun Zhang, Xiao Hu, Zhiguang Chen, Min Zhao
AIMS: This study aimed to investigate the role of Toll-like receptor 9 in paraquat-induced acute lung injury (ALI). MAIN METHODS: For in vivo study,C57BL mice were randomly assigned into the vehicle control group, paraquat group, paraquat + TLR9 antagonist (ODN2088) group, and TLR9 antagonist (ODN2088) group (n=36 per group). After paraquat 30mg/kg ip for 2, 24 and 48h, serum samples and lung tissues were collected to evaluate ALI and TLR9 signaling by lung injury score, protein levels of TLR9, MyD88, p-IRAK4, p-p65, and serum TNF-α and IL-1β levels...
June 1, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314411/small-molecule-inhibition-of-interleukin-1-receptor-associated-kinase-4-irak4
#12
N E Genung, K M Guckian
In recent years, interleukin-1 receptor-associated kinase 4, IRAK4, has become an attractive target for many medicinal chemistry programmes. Target inhibition is of potential therapeutic value in areas including autoimmune disorders, cancer, inflammatory diseases, and possibly neurodegenerative diseases. Results from high-throughput screening efforts have led, in conjunction with structure-based drug design, to the identification of highly potent and selective small molecule IRAK4 inhibitors from many diverse chemical series...
2017: Progress in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295231/deficiency-in-irak4-activity-attenuates-manifestations-of-murine-lupus
#13
Michael Murphy, Goutham Pattabiraman, Tissa T Manavalan, Andrei E Medvedev
Interleukin-1 receptor-associated kinase (IRAK) 4 mediates host defense against infections. As an active kinase, IRAK4 elicits full spectra of myeloid differentiation primary response protein (MyD) 88-dependent responses, while kinase-inactive IRAK4 induces a subset of cytokines and negative regulators whose expression is not regulated by mRNA stability. IRAK4 kinase activity is critical for resistance against Streptococcus pneumoniae, but its involvement in autoimmunity is incompletely understood. In this study, we determined the role of IRAK4 kinase activity in murine lupus...
May 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294689/genomics-signaling-and-treatment-of-waldenstr%C3%A3-m-macroglobulinemia
#14
Zachary R Hunter, Guang Yang, Lian Xu, Xia Liu, Jorge J Castillo, Steven P Treon
Next-generation sequencing has revealed recurring somatic mutations in Waldenström macroglobulinemia (WM). Commonly recurring mutations include MYD88 (95% to 97%), CXCR4 (30% to 40%), ARID1A (17%), and CD79B (8% to 15%). Diagnostic discrimination of WM from overlapping B-cell malignancies is aided by MYD88 mutation status. Transcription is affected by MYD88 and CXCR4 mutations and includes overexpression of genes involved in VDJ recombination, CXCR4 pathway signaling, and BCL2 family members. Among patients with MYD88 mutations, those with CXCR4 mutations show transcriptional silencing of tumor suppressors associated with acquisition of mutated MYD88...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288940/anti-inflammatory-mechanism-of-lonchocarpine-in-lps-or-poly-i-c-induced-neuroinflammation
#15
Yeon-Hui Jeong, Jin-Sun Park, Dong-Hyun Kim, Jihee Lee Kang, Hee-Sun Kim
Neuroinflammation plays an important role in the progression of various neurodegenerative diseases. In this study, we investigated the anti-inflammatory effects of lonchocarpine, a natural compound isolated from Abrus precatorius, under in vitro and in vivo neuroinflammatory conditions induced by challenge with lipopolysaccharide (LPS)- or polyinosinic-polycytidylic acid (poly(I:C)). Lonchocarpine suppressed the expression of iNOS and proinflammatory cytokines in LPS or poly(I:C)-stimulated BV2 microglial cells...
May 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267632/reduced-expression-of-selective-immune-related-genes-in-silver-catfish-rhamdia-quelen-monocytes-exposed-to-atrazine
#16
Karina Schreiner Kirsten, Raíssa Canova, Lucas de Figueiredo Soveral, Maria Tereza Friedrich, Rafael Frandoloso, Luiz Carlos Kreutz
The effect of atrazine (ATZ) and its metabolites on aquatic vertebrate species has been a matter of concern to researchers and environmentalist. In this study we exposed head kidney monocytes to sublethal concentrations of atrazine (1 and 10 μg/ml(-1)), corresponding to 1% and 10% of the LC50-96h, to evaluate the expression of immune-related genes central to immune stimulation. The mRNA levels of TNF-α, Mieloperoxidase and Mx genes were significantly reduced following 24 h exposure to both concentrations of ATZ...
May 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223161/molecular-characterization-of-pacific-oyster-crassostrea-gigas-irak4-gene-and-its-role-in-myd88-dependent-pathway
#17
Xueying Tang, Baoyu Huang, Linlin Zhang, Li Li, Guofan Zhang
Interleukin-1 receptor-associated kinases (IRAKs) play important roles in MyD88-dependent TLR signaling, the crucial innate immune pathway in molluscs. In this study, we examined the full-length IRAK4 genetic sequence in the Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas) by molecular cloning. Phylogenetic analysis revealed that CgIRAK4 is most closely related to Mytilus edulis, and forms a clade with other molluscs. CgIRAK4 transcripts are widely expressed in all tissues, with the highest expression observed in the hemocytes and gill...
July 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099848/biophysical-attributes-of-cpg-presentation-control-tlr9-signaling-to-differentially-polarize-systemic-immune-responses
#18
Jardin A Leleux, Pallab Pradhan, Krishnendu Roy
It is currently unknown whether and how mammalian pathogen recognition receptors (PRRs) respond to biophysical patterns of pathogen-associated molecular danger signals. Using synthetic pathogen-like particles (PLPs) that mimic physical properties of bacteria or large viruses, we have discovered that the quality and quantity of Toll-like receptor 9 (TLR9) signaling by CpG in mouse dendritic cells (mDCs) are uniquely dependent on biophysical attributes; specifically, the surface density of CpG and size of the presenting PLP...
January 17, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092460/a-three-dimensional-lymphatic-endothelial-cell-tube-formation-assay-to-identify-novel-kinases-involved-in-lymphatic-vessel-remodeling
#19
T Jessica Gambino, Steven P Williams, Carol Caesar, Daniel Resnick, Cameron J Nowell, Rae H Farnsworth, Marc G Achen, Steven A Stacker, Tara Karnezis
The lymphatic system is a series of vessels that transport cells and excess fluid from tissues to the blood vascular system. Normally quiescent, the lymphatics can grow or remodel in response to developmental, immunological, or cells pathological stimuli. Lymphatic vessels comprise lymphatic endothelial cells (LECs) that can respond to external growth factors by undergoing proliferation, migration, adhesion, and tube and lumen formation into new vessel structures, a process known as lymphangiogenesis. To understand the key gene and signaling pathways necessary for lymphangiogenesis and lymphatic vessel remodeling, we have developed a three-dimensional LEC tube formation assay to explore the role of kinase signaling in these processes...
January 2017: Assay and Drug Development Technologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088611/lactobacillus-paracasei-modulates-lps-induced-inflammatory-cytokine-release-by-monocyte-macrophages-via-the-up-regulation-of-negative-regulators-of-nf-kappab-signaling-in-a-tlr2-dependent-manner
#20
Ke-Yi Sun, Dong-Hua Xu, Chao Xie, Susan Plummer, James Tang, Xiao Fan Yang, Xiao Hui Ji
The application of the probiotic lactobacillus is suggested in the treatment of some inflammatory diseases of intestines due to its potential ability to attenuate inflammation. However, the mechanism is not completely understood. In PBMCs, Lactobacillus paracasei (L. Paracasei) down-regulated the LPS-induced production of TNF-α and IL-6. Using a macrophage-like differentiated THP-1 cell line induced by PMA, we investigated the effect of L. paracasei on the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines by monocyte-macrophages...
January 12, 2017: Cytokine
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