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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241050/cytokine-alterations-in-panic-disorder-a-systematic-review
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Laiana Azevedo Quagliato, Antonio E Nardi
BACKGROUND: Panic disorder (PD) occurs in 3.4-4.7% of the general population. Although accumulating evidence suggests that some inflammatory processes play a role in the pathophysiology of mental disorders, very few studies have evaluated cytokine levels in patients with PD. The aim of the present study was to systematically review the characteristic cytokine profile of PD patients and discuss some possibilities for future trials on this common and disabling disorder. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search was carried out in PubMed and Web of Science databases (search terms: "panic disorder" or "panic attacks" and IL-1, IL-2, IL-4, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, IL-12, IL-13, TNF-alpha and INF-gamma)...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239785/cytokines-dysregulation-in-schizophrenia-a-systematic-review-of-psychoneuroimmune-relationship
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Daniela Rodrigues-Amorim, Tania Rivera-Baltanás, Carlos Spuch, Hector J Caruncho, África González-Fernandez, Jose M Olivares, Roberto C Agís-Balboa
INTRODUCTION: Schizophrenia is a multifactorial psychiatric disease with complex interactions among the brain and the immune system. A psycho-immune relationship underling schizophrenia is supported by several studies and integrates a specific area of knowledge - psychoneuroimmunology. METHODS: A systematic review was performed by 2009 Preferred Reporting Items (PRISMA) recommendations. Based on the inclusion/exclusion criteria, publications with relevant information (evaluated by the Joanna Briggs Institute Critical Appraisals tools to quality assessment) were included...
November 24, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239311/interferon-regulatory-factor-2-binding-protein-2-a-new-player-of-the-innate-immune-response-for-stroke-recovery
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Hsiao-Huei Chen, Alexandre F R Stewart
Ischemic brain injury triggers an inflammatory response. This response is necessary to clear damaged brain tissue but can also exacerbate brain injury. Microglia are the innate immune cells of the brain that execute this critical function. In healthy brain, microglia perform a housekeeping function, pruning unused synapses between neurons. However, microglia become activated to an inflammatory phenotype upon brain injury. Interferon regulatory factors modulate microglial activation and their production of inflammatory cytokines...
November 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239189/-immunotherapy-in-the-treatment-of-lung-cancer
#4
O Fiala, O Šorejs, M Pešek, J Fínek
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer occupies the leading position of cancer incidence and mortality worldwide, including in the Czech Republic. Despite significant advances in systemic oncology treatments, lung cancer still has the worst prognosis, which is driving the need for innovative therapies and methods to treat this disease. Immunotherapy is a developing area of systemic oncology treatment, which has recently begun to be significantly applied to patients with lung carcinoma. The most useful type of immunotherapy currently employs checkpoint inhibitors, including CTLA-4 inhibitors (ipilimumab and tremelimumab) and PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors (nivolumab, pembrolizumab, durvalumab, and avelumab)...
2017: Klinická Onkologie: Casopis Ceské a Slovenské Onkologické Spolecnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238906/thyroid-dysfunctions-secondary-to-cancer-immunotherapy
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P Chalan, G Di Dalmazi, F Pani, A De Remigis, A Corsello, P Caturegli
BACKGROUND: Immunotherapy is a firmly established pillar in the treatment of cancer, alongside the traditional approaches of surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy. Like every treatment, also cancer immunotherapy causes a diverse spectrum of side effects, collectively referred to as immune-related adverse events. OBJECTIVE: This review will examine the main forms of immunotherapy, the proposed mechanism(s) of action, and the incidence of thyroid dysfunctions. METHODS: A comprehensive MEDLINE search was performed for articles published up to March 30, 2017...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238350/differentiation-and-transmigration-of-cd4-t-cells-in-neuroinflammation-and-autoimmunity
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Sandip Ashok Sonar, Girdhari Lal
CD4+ T cells play a central role in orchestrating protective immunity and autoimmunity. The activation and differentiation of myelin-reactive CD4+ T cells into effector (Th1 and Th17) and regulatory (Tregs) subsets at the peripheral tissues, and their subsequent transmigration across the blood-brain barrier (BBB) into the central nervous system (CNS) parenchyma are decisive events in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis and experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. How the Th1, Th17, and regulatory Tregs transmigrate across the BBB into the CNS and cause CNS inflammation is not clearly understood...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238014/-from-property-of-il-1%C3%AE-to-imaging-of-inflammation
#7
Takao Iwawaki
  Interleukin-1β is widely known as an inflammatory cytokine, and is an important and indispensable factor to understand inflammation. Therefore many researchers have investigated function and property of interleukin-1β. However some questions still remain to be fully elucidated. To approach these questions, bioimaging technology has been exploited recently. As interleukin-1β is regulated by unique mechanism via transcriptional activation and protein processing, several imaging tools have been developed for analyzing interleukin-1β by applying the regulatory mechanism...
2017: Nihon Rinshō Men'eki Gakkai Kaishi, Japanese Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237519/the-peritoneal-macrophages-in-inflammatory-diseases-and-abdominal-cancers
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Ting Liu, Fang Liu, Lei-Wen Peng, Li Chang, Yong-Mei Jiang
Peritoneal macrophages (PMs) are the major cell type of peritoneal cells, which participate in multiple aspects of innate and acquired immunity in peritoneal cavity. PMs have an ability to release a large amount of pro-inflammatory and antiinflammatory cytokines, and therefore play a critical role in regulating the differentiation of innate immune cells and inflammatory T cells. Accumulating studies demonstrate that the immunological reactions and inflammatory responses of PMs are strongly related to the pathogenic processes of various inflammatory diseases and abdominal cancers...
December 13, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236298/leptin-a-new-therapeutic-target-for-treatment-of-diabetes-mellitus
#9
Kanwal Rehman, Muhammad Sajid Hamid Akash, Zunaira Alina
Leptin is an endogenous protein having 167 amino acids and is derived from adipocytes. It hass tertiary structure that resembles with that of the pro-inflammatory cytokines family. The fundamental role of leptin is to maintain the energy homeostasis with the aid of its counter hormone called ghrelin, known as the "hunger hormone". Small quantities of leptin are also present in various tissues like ovary, placenta, pituitary gland, mammary gland, skeletal muscle, stomach and lymphoid tissue. Expression of leptin is strongly associated with various inflammatory responses and immune system, and plays crucial role in the pathophysiology of obesity and development of diabetes mellitus (DM) and insulin resistance...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236160/ethanol-and-cytokines-in-the-central-nervous-system
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Marisa Roberto, Reesha R Patel, Michal Bajo
The innate immune system plays a critical role in the ethanol-induced neuroimmune response in the brain. Ethanol initiates the innate immune response via activation of the innate immune receptors Toll-like receptors (TLRs, e.g., TLR4, TLR3, TLR7) and NOD-like receptors (inflammasome NLRs) leading to a release of a plethora of chemokines and cytokines and development of the innate immune response. Cytokines and chemokines can have pro- or anti-inflammatory properties through which they regulate the immune response...
December 14, 2017: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236056/the-potential-of-frog-skin-derived-peptides-for-development-into-therapeutically-valuable-immunomodulatory-agents
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REVIEW
Jelena M Pantic, Ivan P Jovanovic, Gordana D Radosavljevic, Nebojsa N Arsenijevic, J Michael Conlon, Miodrag L Lukic
The aim of this article is to review the immunoregulatory actions of frog skin-derived peptides in order to assess their potential as candidates for immunomodulatory or anti-inflammatory therapy. Frog skin peptides with demonstrable immunomodulatory properties have been isolated from skin secretions of a range of species belonging to the families Alytidae, Ascaphidae, Discoglossidae, Leptodactylidae, Pipidae and Ranidae. Their effects upon production of inflammatory and immunoregulatory cytokines by target cells have been evaluated ex vivo and effects upon cytokine expression and immune cell activity have been studied in vivo by flow cytometry after injection into mice...
December 13, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236046/advances-in-proteomic-techniques-for-cytokine-analysis-focus-on-melanoma-research
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Helena Kupcova Skalnikova, Jana Cizkova, Jakub Cervenka, Petr Vodicka
Melanoma is a skin cancer with permanently increasing incidence and resistance to therapies in advanced stages. Reports of spontaneous regression and tumour infiltration with T-lymphocytes makes melanoma candidate for immunotherapies. Cytokines are key factors regulating immune response and intercellular communication in tumour microenvironment. Cytokines may be used in therapy of melanoma to modulate immune response. Cytokines also possess diagnostic and prognostic potential and cytokine production may reflect effects of immunotherapies...
December 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235392/re-evaluating-osteoporosis-and-fracture-risk-in-crohn-s-disease-patients-in-the-era-of-tnf-alpha-inhibitors
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Shahrad Hakimian, Joan Kheder, Seth Arum, David R Cave, Benjamin Hyatt
INTRODUCTION: Patients with Crohn's disease (CD) are at increased risk for osteoporosis and fractures as compared to the general population. Recently, various cytokines including tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha are found to play a major role in bone health. In this study, we aimed to gain a better understanding of the risk factors for osteoporosis and vitamin D deficiency in the era of TNF-alpha inhibitors. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of 464 consecutive patients with CD in our GI clinic between 2008 and 2015...
December 13, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235283/-effect-of-proinflammatory-factors-tnf-%C3%AE-il-1%C3%AE-il-6-on-neuropathic-pain
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Qiu-Yue Li, Hai-Yu Xu, Hong-Jun Yang
Cytokines can be divided into two types: proinflammatory cytokines and anti-inflammatory cytokines. Proinflammatory cytokines are a kind of small molecular peptides synthesized and excreted by immune and non-immune cells, which can regulate a variety of physiological functions and play an important role in the process of trauma, pain and infection. Proinflammatory cytokines include TNF, IL-1, IL-6 and IL-8. More and more evidences suggest that proinflammatory cytokines(PICs), such as interleukin-1β(IL-1β), interleukin-6(IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor-α(TNF-α), are induced in the spinal cord(SC) and dorsal root ganglion (DRG) under various injury conditions, and contribute to pain hypersensitivity...
October 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235282/-research-progress-of-puerarin-and-its-derivatives-on-anti-inflammatory-and-anti-gout-activities
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Zhi-Hua Xing, Yu-Chang Ma, Xin-Ping Li, Bing Zhang, Meng-di Zhang
The research progress of puerarin and its derivatives in anti-inflammatory and anti-gout activities was reviewed in this paper. Puerarin possesses anti-inflammatory activity by affecting immunocyte, inflammation cytokines and signaling pathway. Puerarin also has anti-gout activity through inhibition of xanthine oxidase, promoting the excretion of uric acid to reduce serum uric acid level. Although its ability in reducing uric acid level was lower than that of allopurinol in clinical application, puerarin can also enhance the total antioxidant and free radical scavenging with stronger anti-inflammatory effect, so it will be a promising research direction to find new drugs with better anti-gout activity and less side effects by modifying the chemical structure of puerarin...
October 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235054/exploring-the-relationship-between-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-pancreatic-cancer-by-computed-tomographic-survey
#16
Chao-Feng Chang, Yu-Chen Tseng, Hsin-Hung Huang, Yu-Lueng Shih, Tsai-Yuan Hsieh, Hsuan-Hwai Lin
Pancreatic cancer is difficult to diagnose in an early stage, and has the highest mortality of all types of cancer. Obesity, high body mass index, and increased abdominal girth are established risk factors. Some studies have postulated that there is a correlation between organ steatosis and pancreatic cancer. This study aims to explore whether nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a risk factor and a prognostic factor for pancreatic cancer. The study enrolled 557 patients (143 with and 414 without pancreatic cancer) who were diagnosed between January 2009 and December 2013...
December 12, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234969/monoclonal-antibodies-for-treatment-of-eosinophilic-esophagitis
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Mahsa Eskian, MirHojjat Khorasanizadeh, Amal H Assa'ad, Nima Rezaei
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the esophagus affecting both children and adults, with debilitating and progressive symptoms. EoE has shown an explosive epidemiological rise in the past few decades. Many patients experience a poor level of disease control despite maximal use of available guideline-based therapies, which seriously hampers their quality of life. Diet restrictions and systemic and topical corticosteroids are the current mainstays of EoE therapy, but are associated with significant efficacy, treatment compliance, and safety issues such as oral or esophageal candidiasis, growth retardation, osteopenia, osteoporosis, glucose intolerance, and cataract formation...
December 12, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234328/forward-and-reverse-signaling-mediated-by-transmembrane-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-and-tnf-receptor-2-potential-roles-in-an-immunosuppressive-tumor-microenvironment
#18
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Yang Qu, Gang Zhao, Hui Li
Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) is a pleiotropic inflammatory cytokine produced mainly by activated macrophages, lymphocytes and other cell types. Two distinct forms of TNF-α have been identified: soluble TNF-α (sTNF-α) and transmembrane TNF-α (mTNF-α). mTNF-α, which is the precursor of sTNF-α, can be cleaved by the TNF-α converting enzyme (TACE) and is released as sTNF-α. sTNF-α binds primarily to TNF receptor 1 (TNFR1) and plays an important role in the inflammatory immune response, whereas mTNF-α interacts primarily with TNF receptor 2 (TNFR2) and mediates the promotion of cellular proliferation and survival and other biological effects...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234323/interferon-ifn-%C3%AE-takes-the-helm-immunomodulatory-roles-of-type-iii-ifns
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Ivan Zanoni, Francesca Granucci, Achille Broggi
Type III interferons (IFNs) (or IFN-λ) are the latest addition to the IFN family. Even though they share little protein homology with type I IFN, both exhibit remarkable functional similarities: each can be induced in response to viral infections, and both lead to Janus kinases (JAK) and signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) activation. The JAK/STAT pathway induces antiviral responses and IFN-stimulated gene transcription. However, despite the similarities in their effector functions with type I IFNs, IFN-λ also has a non-redundant role in protecting barrier organs: epithelial cells preferentially produce IFN-λ rather than type I IFNs; and interferon lambda receptor 1 (IFNLR1), the specific receptor for IFN-λ, is highly expressed on cells of epithelial lineage...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233542/natural-killer-cells-and-anti-tumor-immunity
#20
Sandra E Nicholson, Narelle Keating, Gabrielle T Belz
Immune checkpoint inhibitors harness the power of the immune system to fight cancer. The clinical success achieved with antibodies against the inhibitory T cell receptors PD-1 and CTLA4 has focused attention on the possibility of manipulating other immune cells, in particular those involved in innate immunity. Here we review the role of innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) and their contribution to tumor immunity. As the prototypical ILC, the natural killer (NK) cell has an intrinsic ability to detect and kill cancer cells...
December 9, 2017: Molecular Immunology
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