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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448867/immuno-modulatory-and-cellular-antioxidant-activities-of-%C3%AE%C2%BA-selenocarrageenan-in-combination-with-epirubicin-in-h22-hepatoma-bearing-mice
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Na Ling, Xiaojun Zhou, Yubin Ji, Wenlan Li, Chenfeng Ji, Zheng Qi
BACKGROUND: Human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has a high rate of tumor recurrence and metastasis, resulting in shortened survival time. The aim of this study is to evaluate the synergistic anti-tumor effects and underlying mechanism of κ-selenocarrageenan (KSC) in combination with the chemotherapy drug epirubicin (EPI) in H22 tumor-bearing mice. METHODS: Hepatocellular carcinoma H22 cells were implanted into mice. After the transplants were successfully established, the animals were divided into four groups: namely the control group, the KSC group, the EPI group and the KSC+EPI group...
April 24, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440735/nuclear-factor-e2-related-factor-2-knockdown-enhances-glucose-uptake-and-alters-glucose-metabolism-in-aml12-hepatocytes
#2
Xiaoyang Yuan, Huijing Huang, Yi Huang, Jinli Wang, Jinhua Yan, Ling Ding, Cuntai Zhang, Le Zhang
Nuclear factor E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) is a transcription factor known to induce the expression of a variety of antioxidant and detoxification genes. Recently, increasing evidence has revealed roles for Nrf2 in glucose, lipid, and energy metabolism; however, the exact functions of Nrf2 in hepatocyte biology are largely unclear. In the current study, the transient knockdown of Nrf2 via siRNA transfection enhanced the glucose uptake of fasting AML12 hepatocytes to 325.3 ± 11.1% ( P < 0.05) of that of untransfected control cells...
May 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436935/tnf-superfamily-receptor-ox40-triggers-invariant-nkt-cell-pyroptosis-and-liver-injury
#3
Peixiang Lan, Yihui Fan, Yue Zhao, Xiaohua Lou, Howard P Monsour, Xiaolong Zhang, Yongwon Choi, Yaling Dou, Naoto Ishii, Rafik M Ghobrial, Xiang Xiao, Xian Chang Li
Tissue-resident immune cells play a key role in local and systemic immune responses. The liver, in particular, hosts a large number of invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells, which are involved in diverse immune responses. However, the mechanisms that regulate survival and homeostasis of liver iNKT cells are poorly defined. Here we have found that liver iNKT cells constitutively express the costimulatory TNF superfamily receptor OX40 and that OX40 stimulation results in massive pyroptotic death of iNKT cells, characterized by the release of potent proinflammatory cytokines that induce liver injury...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435674/the-three-rs-recruitment-retention-and-residence-of-leukocytes-in-the-liver
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REVIEW
Hayley A McNamara, Ian A Cockburn
The composition of leukocytes in the liver is highly distinct from that of the blood and lymphoid organs. In particular, the liver is highly enriched in non-conventional T cells such as natural killer T (NKT) cells, γδ T cells and mucosal-associated invariant T cells. In addition, there are significant populations of tissue-resident NK cells (or innate lymphoid cells (ILC1)) and memory CD8(+) T cells. These cells are joined in conditions of inflammation by neutrophils, monocytes and macrophages. In recent years a multitude of studies have generated insights into how these cells arrest, move and remain resident in the liver...
December 2016: Clinical & Translational Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419653/hcv-viremia-associates-with-nk-cell-activation-and-dysfunction-in-anti-retroviral-hiv-hcv-co-infected-subjects
#5
E Papasavvas, L Azzoni, X Yin, Q Liu, J Joseph, A Mackiewicz, B Ross, K M Lynn, J M Jacobson, K Mounzer, J R Kostman, L J Montaner
The impact of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA levels on immune status in chronically HCV mono-infected when compared to HIV/HCV co-infected on antiretroviral therapy (ART) remains poorly understood. A total of 78 African American subjects HCV viremic/naïve to HCV treatment (33 HCV genotype 1 mono-infected, 45 HCV genotype 1/HIV co-infected on ART) were studied. Clinical and liver enzymes measurements were performed. Whole blood was analyzed for immune subset changes by flow-cytometry. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) were used for same-day constitutive and in vitro Interferon (IFN)-α-induced Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription (STAT) phosphorylation, K562 target cell lysis and K562 target cell recognition-mediated IFN-γ production...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406012/immunomodulatory-magnetic-microspheres-for-augmenting-tumor-specific-infiltration-of-natural-killer-nk-cells
#6
Wooram Park, Andrew C Gordon, Soojeong Cho, Xiaoke Huang, Kathleen R Harris, Andrew C Larson, Dong-Hyun Kim
The purpose of this research is to develop magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) visible immunomodulatory microspheres (IMM-MS) for efficient image guided cancer immunotherapy. IMM-MS composed of recombinant interferon gamma (IFN-γ), iron oxide nanocubes (IONC), and biodegradable poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) were successfully prepared via a double-emulsion method. The prepared IMM-MS exhibited a sustained IFN-γ release and highly sensitive MR T2 contrast effects. Finally, in an orthotopic liver tumor VX2 rabbit model, successful hepatic intra-arterial (IA) transcatheter delivery of IMM-MS to liver tumors was confirmed with MR images...
April 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380039/alterations-of-the-nk-cell-pool-in-hiv-hcv-co-infection
#7
Dominik J Kaczmarek, Pavlos Kokordelis, Benjamin Krämer, Andreas Glässner, Franziska Wolter, Felix Goeser, Philipp Lutz, Carolynne Schwarze-Zander, Christoph Boesecke, Christian P Strassburg, Jürgen K Rockstroh, Ulrich Spengler, Jacob Nattermann
BACKGROUND: A relevant proportion of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected patients is co-infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). HCV co-infection in HIV-positive patients is associated with faster progression of liver disease in comparison to HCV mono-infection. Natural killer (NK) cells critically modulate the natural course of HCV infection. Both HIV and HCV mono-infection are associated with alterations of the NK cell pool. However, little data is available concerning phenotype and function of NK cells in HIV/HCV co-infection...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373874/immunoregulatory-role-of-nk-cells-in-tissue-inflammation-and-regeneration
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REVIEW
Annie Tosello-Trampont, Fionna A Surette, Sarah E Ewald, Young S Hahn
NK cells represent an important first line of defense against viral infection and cancer and are also involved in tissue homeostasis. Studies of NK cell activation in the last decade have revealed that they are able to respond to the inflammatory stimuli evoked by tissue damage and contribute to both progression and resolution of diseases. Exacerbation of the inflammatory response through interactions between immune effector cells facilitates the progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) into steatosis, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368299/natural-killer-t-cells-in-liver-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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REVIEW
Michael A Zimmerman, Alicia Martin, Jennifer Yee, Jennifer Schiller, Johnny C Hong
Restoration of blood flow to an ischemic organ results in significant tissue injury. In the field of liver transplantation, ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) has proven to be a formidable clinical obstacle. In addition to metabolic stress and inflammation, IRI results in profound graft dysfunction and loss. The severity of IRI further limits the ability to expand the donor pool by using partial grafts and marginal organs. As such, the inflammatory response to reperfusion of the liver continues to be an area of intense investigation...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357137/diet-induced-obesity-is-associated-with-an-impaired-nk-cell-function-and-an-increased-colon-cancer-incidence
#10
Ina Bähr, Vincent Goritz, Henriette Doberstein, Grit Gesine Ruth Hiller, Philip Rosenstock, Janine Jahn, Ole Pörtner, Tobias Berreis, Thomas Mueller, Julia Spielmann, Heike Kielstein
Obesity is associated with an increased colon cancer incidence, but underlying mechanisms remained unclear. Previous studies showed altered Natural killer (NK) cell functions in obese individuals. Therefore, we studied the impact of an impaired NK cell functionality on the increased colon cancer risk in obesity. In vitro investigations demonstrated a decreased IFN-γ secretion and cytotoxicity of human NK cells against colon tumor cells after NK cell preincubation with the adipokine leptin. In addition, leptin incubation decreased the expression of activating NK cell receptors...
2017: Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356208/paraclinical-findings-in-iranian-veterans-exposed-to-sulfur-mustard-gas-a-literature-review
#11
Seyed Mansour Razavi, Masoud Saghafinia, Payman Salamati
OBJECTIVE: Sulfur mustard (SM) causes various systemic disturbances in human beings. This study aimed to assess paraclinical changes caused by exposure to SM gas in Iranian veterans during the war between Iraq and Iran. METHODS: A literature review was carried out in international and national medical databases including ISI, Medline, Scopus, Iranmedex and Irandoc. Both Farsi and English literature were searched. RESULTS: Search of the literature yielded 422 medical articles related to SM poisoning...
April 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355206/hepatic-mdr3-expression-impacts-lipid-homeostasis-and-susceptibility-to-inflammatory-bile-duct-obstruction-in-neonates
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Alexandra N Carey, Wujuan Zhang, Kenneth D R Setchell, Julia E Simmons, Tiffany Shi, Celine S Lages, Mary Mullen, Kaitlin Carroll, Rebekah Karns, Kazuhiko Bessho, Rachel Sheridan, Xueheng Zhao, Susanne N Weber, Alexander G Miethke
BACKGROUND: Heterozygous mutations in the gene ABCB4, encoding the phospholipid floppase MDR3 (Mdr2 in mice), are associated with various chronic liver diseases. Here, we hypothesize that reduced ABCB4 expression predisposes to extrahepatic biliary atresia (EHBA). METHODS: Livers from neonatal wildtype (wt) and heterozygous Mdr2-deficient mice were subjected to mass-spectrometry based lipidomics and RNAseq studies. Following postnatal infection with rhesus rotavirus (RRV), liver immune responses and EHBA phenotype were assessed...
March 29, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353401/effect-of-nk-cell-immunotherapy-on-immune-function-in-patients-with-hepatic-carcinoma-a-preliminary-clinical-study
#13
Zilin Qin, Jibing Chen, Jianying Zeng, Lizhi Niu, Silun Xie, Xiaohua Wang, Yingqing Liang, Zhenyi Wu, Mingjie Zhang
We investigated the effectiveness of adoptive transfer of KIR ligand-mismatched highly activated nature killer (HANK) cells in patients with hepatic carcinoma. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells were obtained and cultured in vitro to induce expansion and activation of HANK cells. After 12 d of culture, the cells were divided into 3 parts and infused intravenously on days 13 to 15. The patients (n = 16) were given one to 6 courses of immunotherapy. No side effects were observed. The lymphocyte subsets and cytokine, thymidine kinase 1 (TK1) and circulating tumor cell (CTC) levels were measured 1 day before treatment and 1 month after the final infusion: the absolute number of total T cells and NK cells and the IL-2 and TNF-β levels were significantly higher, and the TK1 and CTC levels were significantly lower at 1 month after treatment...
March 29, 2017: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336921/different-antiviral-effects-of-ifn%C3%AE-subtypes-in-a-mouse-model-of-hbv-infection
#14
Jingjiao Song, Sheng Li, Yun Zhou, Jia Liu, Sandra Francois, Mengji Lu, Dongliang Yang, Ulf Dittmer, Kathrin Sutter
Interferon alpha (IFNα) is commonly used for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients. There are 13 different IFNα subtypes in humans, but only the subtype IFNα2 is used for clinical treatment. The antiviral activities of all other IFNα subtypes against HBV have not been studied. To obtain basic knowledge about the direct antiviral as well as the immunomodulatory effects of IFNα subtypes, we used the HBV hydrodynamic injection (HI) mouse model. Application of most IFNα subtype proteins inhibited HBV replication in vivo, with IFNα4 and IFNα5 being the most effective subtypes...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335781/tailored-design-of-nkt-stimulatory-glycolipids-for-polarization-of-immune-responses
#15
REVIEW
Jung-Tung Hung, Jing-Rong Huang, Alice L Yu
Natural killer T (NKT) cell is a distinct population of T lymphocytes that can rapidly release massive amount of Th1 and Th2 cytokines upon the engagement of their T cell receptor with glycolipids presented by CD1d. The secreted cytokines can promote cell-mediated immunity to kill tumor cells and intracellular pathogens, or suppress autoreactive immune cells in autoimmune diseases. Thus, NKT cell is an attractive target for developing new therapeutics to manipulate immune system. The best-known glycolipid to activate NKT cells is α-galactosylceramide (α-GalCer), which has been used as a prototype for designing new NKT stimulatory glycolipids...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331190/natural-killer-cell-activation-contributes-to-hepatitis-b-viral-control-in-a-mouse-model
#16
Shiwen Tong, Guangze Liu, Minghong Li, Xiumei Li, Qian Liu, Hong Peng, Shiying Li, Hong Ren, Wenwei Yin
The roles of CD4 + T cells and CD8 + T cells in hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection have been well documented. However, the role of innate immunity in HBV infection remains obscure. Here we examined the effect of activation of innate immunity by polyinosinic: polycytidylic acid (PolyI:C) on HBV infection. A chronic HBV replication mouse model was established by hydrodynamical injection of pAAV/HBV1.2 plasmid into C57BL/6 mice. We found that HBV did not seem to induce an active NK-cell response in the mouse model...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330461/impaired-liver-regeneration-is-associated-with-reduced-cyclin-b1-in-natural-killer-t-cell-deficient-mice
#17
Ami Ben Ya'acov, Hadar Meir, Lydia Zolotaryova, Yaron Ilan, Eyal Shteyer
BACKGROUND: It has been shown that the proportion of natural killer T cells is markedly elevated during liver regeneration and their activation under different conditions can modulate this process. As natural killer T cells and liver injury are central in liver regeneration, elucidating their role is important. METHODS: The aim of the current study is to explore the role of natural killer T cells in impaired liver regeneration. Concanvalin A was injected 4 days before partial hepatectomy to natural killer T cells- deficient mice or to anti CD1d1-treated mice...
March 23, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328926/frequency-and-role-of-nkp46-and-nkg2a-in-hepatitis-b-virus-infection
#18
Teppei Yoshioka, Tomohide Tatsumi, Takuya Miyagi, Kaori Mukai, Kumiko Nishio, Akira Nishio, Yoshinobu Yokoyama, Takahiro Suda, Tadashi Kegasawa, Minoru Shigekawa, Hayato Hikita, Ryotaro Sakamori, Tetsuo Takehara
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Natural Killer (NK) cells are involved in the control of viral infection. However, the role of NK cells in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) remains unclear. This study investigated the frequencies and roles of NK cells in CHB, with a focus on activating receptor NKp46 and inhibitory receptor NKG2A. PATIENTS/METHOD: Peripheral blood lymphocytes were obtained from 71 CHB patients and 37 healthy subjects (HS). The expressions of NKp46 and NKG2A were analyzed using flow cytometry...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328098/plasma-exchange-successfully-treated-macrophage-activation-syndrome-in-rheumatoid-factor-positive-polyarticular-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-with-combined-pneumonia
#19
Lianjie Shi, Fanlei Hu, Chuanhui Xu, Huaqun Zhu, Di Qie, Chuanjie Yuan, Yuhong Tao, Hanmin Liu
Macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) is one of the serious complications associated with rheumatic diseases, especially systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sJIA). Here we describe a 9-year-old girl with rheumatoid factor (RF)-positive polyarticular JIA, not sJIA, combined with pneumonia who was successfully treated by plasma exchange. She was diagnosed with RF-positive polyarticular JIA based on positive RF and multiple joint swelling and tenderness 3 years ago. She was admitted in our hospital with myalgia for 2 days and a high fever for half a day...
March 22, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318877/liver-resident-nk-cells-the-human-factor
#20
Victoria Male
Mouse liver contains two natural killer (NK) cell populations, one of which recirculates while the other is tissue resident. Following this discovery, several groups have sought to identify liver-resident NK (lrNK) cells in humans. Here, I present an overview of recent advances in the field.
March 15, 2017: Trends in Immunology
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