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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346348/macrophages-regulate-lung-ilc2-activation-via-pla2g5-dependent-mechanisms
#1
M Yamaguchi, S K Samuchiwal, O Quehenberger, J A Boyce, B Balestrieri
Group V phospholipase A2 (Pla2g5) is a lipid-generating enzyme necessary for macrophage effector functions in pulmonary inflammation. However, the lipid mediators involved and their cellular targets have not been identified. Mice lacking Pla2g5 showed markedly reduced lung ILC2 activation and eosinophilia following repetitive Alternaria Alternata inhalation. While Pla2g5-null mice had Wt levels of immediate IL-33 release after one Alternaria dose, they failed to upregulate IL-33 in macrophages following repeated Alternaria administration...
December 20, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346107/brain-mr-image-restoration-using-an-automatic-trilateral-filter-with-gpu-based-acceleration
#2
Herng-Hua Chang, Cheng-Yuan Li, Audrey Haihong Gallogly
OBJECTIVE: Noise reduction in brain magnetic resonance (MR) images has been a challenging and demanding task. This study develops a new trilateral filter that aims to achieve robust and efficient image restoration. METHODS: Extended from the bilateral filter, the proposed algorithm contains one additional intensity similarity funct-ion, which compensates for the unique characteristics of noise in brain MR images. An entropy function adaptive to intensity variations is introduced to regulate the contributions of the weighting components...
February 2018: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345363/effects-of-il-10-and-th-2-cytokines-on-human-m%C3%AF-phenotype-and-response-to-csf1r-inhibitor
#3
Leon P Pradel, Andreas Franke, Carola H Ries
Tumor-associated Mφs display a plastic phenotype that is regulated by the local tumor milieu. Gene expression analysis and functional characterization of Mφs exposed in vitro to individual cytokines aids to delineate the cross-talk between defined cytokines shaping the complex Mφ phenotype. Human monocyte-derived Mφs can be differentiated in vitro with the T helper cell type 2 response cytokines IL-4 and IL-13 or the immunosuppressive IL-10. Notably, only the latter subset undergoes apoptosis when treated with the CSF 1 receptor (CSF1R) blocking antibody emactuzumab...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345064/tlr8-ligation-induces-apoptosis-of-monocytic-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells
#4
Yushe Dang, Zina J Rutnam, Gregory Dietsch, Hailing Lu, Yi Yang, Robert Hershberg, Mary L Disis
Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) accumulate in tumors and the peripheral blood of cancer patients and demonstrate cancer-promoting activity across multiple tumor types. A limited number of agents are known to impact MDSC activity. TLR8 is expressed in myeloid cells. We investigated expression of TLR8 on MDSC and the effect of a TLR8 agonist, motolimod, on MDSC survival and function. TLR8 was highly expressed in monocytic MDSC (mMDSC) but absent in granulocytic MDSC (gMDSC). Treatment of human PBMC with motolimod reduced the levels of mMDSC in volunteers and cancer donors versus control (P < 0...
January 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345057/sodium-chloride-inhibits-ifn-%C3%AE-%C3%A2-but-not-il-4-production-by-invariant-nkt-cells
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Dongjin Jeong, Hye Young Kim, Doo Hyun Chung
Invariant NKT (iNKT) cells are a distinct subset of T cells that exert Janus-like functions in vivo by producing IFN-γ and IL-4. Sodium chloride modulates the functions of various immune cells, including conventional CD4+ T cells and macrophages. However, it is not known whether sodium chloride affects iNKT cell function, so we addressed this issue. Sodium chloride inhibited IFN-γ, but not IL-4, production by iNKT cells upon TCR or TCR-independent (IL-12 and IL-18) stimulation in a dose-dependent manner. Consistently, sodium chloride reduced the expression level of tbx21, but not gata-3, in iNKT cells stimulated with TCR engagement or IL-12 + IL-18...
January 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344849/a-simple-protocol-for-transfecting-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#6
Talita Giacomet de Carvalho, Felipe Matheus Pellenz, Alvaro Laureano, Lucia Mariano da Rocha Silla, Roberto Giugliani, Guilherme Baldo, Ursula Matte
OBJECTIVES AND RESULTS: Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are potential targets for cell and gene therapy-based approaches against a variety of different diseases. The MSCs from bone marrow are a promising target population as they are capable of differentiating along multiple lineages and have significant expansion capability. These characteristics make them strong candidates for delivering genes and restoring organ systems function. However, as other primary cells, MSCs are difficult to transfect...
January 17, 2018: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344280/mir-378-and-mir-1827-regulate-tumor-invasion-migration-and-angiogenesis-in-human-lung-adenocarcinoma-by-targeting-rbx1-and-crkl-respectively
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Chai San Ho, Suzita Mohd Noor, Noor Hasima Nagoor
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have been extensively studied over the decades and have been proposed as potential molecular targets for cancer treatment. Studies have shown that miR-378 participates in numerous biological processes in various cancers; whereas miR-1827 has only been reported in pediatric glioma. The mechanism of how miRNAs modulate lung cancer metastasis remains unclear. Our previous study demonstrated that miR-378 is up-regulated while miR-1827 is down-regulated in high invasive lung cancer sub-cell lines, and their biological functions have been described...
2018: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344205/microrna-138-suppresses-cell-proliferation-and-invasion-of-renal-cell-carcinoma-by-directly-targeting-sox9
#8
Bo Hu, Jianbo Wang, Xunbo Jin
An accumulating number of studies have reported that the expression levels of microRNAs (miRNAs/miRs) are dysregulated in a variety of human cancer types, including renal cell carcinoma (RCC). miRNAs play essential functions in tumorigenesis and the progression of tumors by serving as oncogenes or tumor suppressors. Recently, the expression and functions of miR-138 have been studied in a number of human cancer types; however, its role in RCC remains poorly understood. In the present study, the results revealed that miR-138 was significantly downregulated in RCC cell lines and tissues, and that low expression levels of miR-138 were correlated with histological grade, tumor stage and lymph node metastasis...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344145/microrna-320-inhibits-cell-proliferation-and-invasion-in-breast-cancer-cells-by-targeting-sox4
#9
Jun-Wen Bai, Xia Wang, Ya-Feng Zhang, Guo-Dong Yao, Hong Liu
Dysregulation of microRNAs (miRs) can contribute to cancer development and progression. In the present study, the function and underlying molecular mechanisms of miR-320 in breast cancer tumorigenesis and progression were investigated. The results of a reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction analysis demonstrated that miR-320 was frequently downregulated in breast cancer tissues compared with adjacent normal tissues. In addition, knockdown of miR-320 in breast cancer cell lines promoted cell proliferation and invasion in vitro, whereas miR-320 overexpression had the opposite effect...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343941/clinical-features-of-hypophosphatemic-osteomalacia-induced-by-long-term-low-dose-adefovir-dipivoxil
#10
Sheng Zhu, Yu-Hui Yang, Rong-Wei Gao, Ran Li, Yu-Zhen Zou, Lei Feng, Bo Zhang
Objective: To investigate the predictors of hypophosphatemic osteomalacia induced by adefovir dipivoxil (ADV) and to monitor for early detection. Patients and methods: Hospitalized patients who were diagnosed with ADV-related hypo-phosphatemic osteomalacia were recruited and retrospectively analyzed in our hospital from January 2012 to December 2016. A telephone interview was conducted at 1, 3, 6, 9, 12, and 24 months after cessation of ADV. Results: In the 8 patients enrolled in the study, the hypophosphatemic osteomalacia symptoms developed at an average of 5...
2018: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343749/testosterone-boosts-physical-activity-in-male-mice-via-dopaminergic-pathways
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Ferran Jardí, Michaël R Laurent, Nari Kim, Rougin Khalil, Dimitri De Bundel, Ann Van Eeckhaut, Lawrence Van Helleputte, Ludo Deboel, Vanessa Dubois, Dieter Schollaert, Brigitte Decallonne, Geert Carmeliet, Ludo Van den Bosch, Rudi D'Hooge, Frank Claessens, Dirk Vanderschueren
Low testosterone (T) in men, especially its free fraction, has been associated with loss of energy. In accordance, orchidectomy (ORX) in rodents results in decreased physical activity. Still, the mechanisms through which T stimulates activity remain mostly obscure. Here, we studied voluntary wheel running behavior in three different mouse models of androgen deficiency: ORX, androgen receptor (AR) knock-out (ARKO) and sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG)-transgenic mice, a novel mouse model of "low free T". Our results clearly show a fast and dramatic action of T stimulating wheel running, which is not explained by its action on muscle, as evidenced by neuromuscular studies and in a muscle-specific conditional ARKO mouse model...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343716/expression-of-the-methionine-sulfoxide-reductase-lost-during-evolution-extends-drosophila-lifespan-in-a-methionine-dependent-manner
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Byung Cheon Lee, Hae Min Lee, Sorah Kim, Andrei S Avanesov, Aro Lee, Bok-Hwan Chun, Gerd Vorbruggen, Vadim N Gladyshev
Accumulation of oxidized amino acids, including methionine, has been implicated in aging. The ability to reduce one of the products of methionine oxidation, free methionine-R-sulfoxide (Met-R-SO), is widespread in microorganisms, but during evolution this function, conferred by the enzyme fRMsr, was lost in metazoa. We examined whether restoration of the fRMsr function in an animal can alleviate the consequences of methionine oxidation. Ectopic expression of yeast fRMsr supported the ability of Drosophila to catalyze free Met-R-SO reduction without affecting fecundity, food consumption, and response to starvation...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343714/endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-overexpressing-human-early-outgrowth-cells-inhibit-coronary-artery-smooth-muscle-cell-migration-through-paracrine-functions
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Sergio Guber, Talin Ebrahimian, Maryam Heidari, Nicoletta Eliopoulos, Stephanie Lehoux
Cells mobilized from the bone marrow can contribute to endothelial regeneration and repair. Nevertheless, cardiovascular diseases are associated with diminished numbers and function of these cells, attenuating their healing potential. Gene transfer of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) can restore the activity of circulating cells. Furthermore, estrogen accelerates the reendothelialization capacity of early outgrowth cells (EOCs). We hypothesized that overexpressing eNOS alone or in combination with estrogen stimulation in EOCs would potentiate the beneficial effects of these cells in regulating smooth muscle cell (SMC) function...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343683/hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-is-a-critical-transcription-factor-for-il-10-producing-b-cells-in-autoimmune-disease
#14
Xianyi Meng, Bettina Grötsch, Yubin Luo, Karl Xaver Knaup, Michael Sean Wiesener, Xiao-Xiang Chen, Jonathan Jantsch, Simon Fillatreau, Georg Schett, Aline Bozec
Hypoxia-inducible factors (HIFs) are key elements for controlling immune cell metabolism and functions. While HIFs are known to be involved in T cells and macrophages activation, their functions in B lymphocytes are poorly defined. Here, we show that hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) contributes to IL-10 production by B cells. HIF-1α regulates IL-10 expression, and HIF-1α-dependent glycolysis facilitates CD1dhiCD5+ B cells expansion. Mice with B cell-specific deletion of Hif1a have reduced number of IL-10-producing B cells, which result in exacerbated collagen-induced arthritis and experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis...
January 17, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343624/inhalation-of-peptide-loaded-nanoparticles-improves-heart-failure
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Michele Miragoli, Paola Ceriotti, Michele Iafisco, Marco Vacchiano, Nicolò Salvarani, Alessio Alogna, Pierluigi Carullo, Gloria Belén Ramirez-Rodríguez, Tatiana Patrício, Lorenzo Degli Esposti, Francesca Rossi, Francesca Ravanetti, Silvana Pinelli, Rossella Alinovi, Marco Erreni, Stefano Rossi, Gianluigi Condorelli, Heiner Post, Anna Tampieri, Daniele Catalucci
Peptides are highly selective and efficacious for the treatment of cardiovascular and other diseases. However, it is currently not possible to administer peptides for cardiac-targeting therapy via a noninvasive procedure, thus representing scientific and technological challenges. We demonstrate that inhalation of small (<50 nm in diameter) biocompatible and biodegradable calcium phosphate nanoparticles (CaPs) allows for rapid translocation of CaPs from the pulmonary tree to the bloodstream and to the myocardium, where their cargo is quickly released...
January 17, 2018: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343415/paradigms-for-restoration-of-somatosensory-feedback-via-stimulation-of-the-peripheral-nervous-system
#16
REVIEW
Cristian Pasluosta, Patrick Kiele, Thomas Stieglitz
The somatosensory system contributes substantially to the integration of multiple sensor modalities into perception. Tactile sensations, proprioception and even temperature perception are integrated to perceive embodiment of our limbs. Damage of somatosensory networks can severely affect the execution of daily life activities. Peripheral injuries are optimally corrected via direct interfacing of the peripheral nerves. Recent advances in implantable devices, stimulation paradigms, and biomimetic sensors enabled the restoration of natural sensations after amputation of the limb...
December 27, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343287/percutaneous-kyphoplasty-for-the-treatment-of-very-severe-osteoporotic-vertebral-compression-fractures-with-spinal-canal-compromise
#17
Heng Wang, Zongyu Zhang, Yijie Liu, Weimin Jiang
BACKGROUND: Very severe osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (vsOVCFs) are osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures with vertebral body collapse to less than one third of their original height. Few data are available about the use of percutaneous kyphoplasty (PKP) in treating vsOVCFs with spinal canal compromise. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of percutaneous kyphoplasty (PKP) for the treatment of vsOVCFs with spinal canal compromise. METHODS: Thirty-five patients who suffered vsOVCFs with spinal canal compromise but without neurological deficits were treated by PKP between January 2009 and October 2014...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343259/influence-of-apocynin-on-cardiac-remodeling-in-rats-with-streptozotocin-induced-diabetes-mellitus
#18
R Gimenes, C Gimenes, C M Rosa, N P Xavier, D H S Campos, A A H Fernandes, M D M Cezar, G N Guirado, L U Pagan, I D Chaer, D C Fernandes, F R Laurindo, A C Cicogna, M P Okoshi, K Okoshi
BACKGROUND: Increased reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation in diabetes mellitus (DM) is an important mechanism leading to diabetic cardiomyopathy. Apocynin, a drug isolated from the herb Picrorhiza kurroa, is considered an antioxidant agent by inhibiting NADPH oxidase activity and improving ROS scavenging. This study analyzed the influence of apocynin on cardiac remodeling in diabetic rats. METHODS: Six-month-old male Wistar rats were assigned into 4 groups: control (CTL, n = 15), control + apocynin (CTL + APO, n = 20), diabetes (DM, n = 20), and diabetes + apocynin (DM + APO, n = 20)...
January 17, 2018: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343249/microrna-124-inhibits-bone-metastasis-of-breast-cancer-by-repressing-interleukin-11
#19
Wei-Luo Cai, Wen-Ding Huang, Bo Li, Tian-Rui Chen, Zhen-Xi Li, Cheng-Long Zhao, Heng-Yu Li, Yan-Mei Wu, Wang-Jun Yan, Jian-Ru Xiao
BACKGROUND: Most patients with breast cancer in advanced stages of the disease suffer from bone metastases which lead to fractures and nerve compression syndromes. microRNA dysregulation is an important event in the metastases of breast cancer to bone. microRNA-124 (miR-124) has been proved to inhibit cancer progression, whereas its effect on bone metastases of breast cancer has not been reported. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the role and underlying mechanism of miR-124 in bone metastases of breast cancer...
January 17, 2018: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342108/different-lipid-regulation-in-ovarian-cancer-inhibition-of-the-immune-system
#20
Christina Wefers, Tjitske Duiveman-de Boer, Petra L M Zusterzeel, Leon F A G Massuger, David Fuchs, Ruurd Torensma, Craig E Wheelock, I Jolanda M de Vries
Lipid metabolism is altered in several cancer settings leading to different ratios of intermediates. Ovarian cancer is the most lethal gynecological malignancy. Cancer cells disperse in the abdominal space and ascites occurs. T cells obtained from ascites are unable to proliferate after an antigenic stimulus. The proliferation of ascites-derived T cells can be restored after culturing the cells for ten days in normal culture medium. No pathway aberrancies were detected. The acellular fraction of ascites can inhibit the proliferation of autologous as well as allogeneic peripheral blood lymphocytes, indicating the presence of soluble factors that interfere with T cell functionality...
January 17, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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