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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806642/circulating-follicular-helper-t-cells-presented-distinctively-different-responses-toward-bacterial-antigens-in-primary-biliary-cholangitis
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Zun-Qiang Zhou, Da-Nian Tong, Jiao Guan, Mei-Fang Li, Qi-Ming Feng, Min-Jie Zhou, Zheng-Yun Zhang
Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is a chronic and progressive cholestatic liver disease with unknown causes. The initiation of PBC is associated with bacterial infections and abnormal immune correlates, such as the presence of self-reactive anti-mitochondrial antibodies and shifted balance of T cell subsets. In particular, the CD4(+)CXCR5(+) follicular helper T (Tfh) cells are highly activated in PBC patients and are significantly associated with PBC severity, but the underlying reasons are unknown. In this study, we found that the circulating CD4(+)CXCR5(+) T cells were enriched with the interferon (IFN)-γ-secreting Th1-subtype and the interleukin (IL)-17-secreting Th17-subtype, but not the IL-4-secreting Th2 subtype...
August 11, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806285/peritoneal-cavity-lavage-reduces-the-presence-of-mitochondrial-damage-associated-molecular-patterns-in-open-abdomen-patients
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Patricia Angellice Martinez-Quinones, Cameron Grant McCarthy, Caleb J Mentzer, Camilla Ferreira Wenceslau, Steven Barry Holsten, R Clinton Webb, Keith O'Malley
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrial damage-associated molecular patterns (mtDAMPs), such as mitochondrial DNA and N-formylated peptides, are endogenous molecules released from tissue after traumatic injury. mtDAMPs are potent activators of the innate immune system. They have similarities with bacteria, which allow mtDAMPs to interact with the same pattern recognition receptors and mediate the development of Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS). Current recommendations for management of an open abdomen include returning to the operating room every 48 hours for peritoneal cavity lavage until definitive procedure...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801234/dendritic-cells-but-not-macrophages-sense-tumor-mitochondrial-dna-for-cross-priming-through-signal-regulatory-protein-%C3%AE-signaling
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Meng Michelle Xu, Yang Pu, Dali Han, Yaoyao Shi, Xuezhi Cao, Hua Liang, Xiang Chen, Xiao-Dong Li, Liufu Deng, Zhijian J Chen, Ralph R Weichselbaum, Yang-Xin Fu
Inhibition of cytosolic DNA sensing represents a strategy that tumor cells use for immune evasion, but the underlying mechanisms are unclear. Here we have shown that CD47-signal regulatory protein α (SIRPα) axis dictates the fate of ingested DNA in DCs for immune evasion. Although macrophages were more potent in uptaking tumor DNA, increase of DNA sensing by blocking the interaction of SIRPα with CD47 preferentially occurred in dendritic cells (DCs) but not in macrophages. Mechanistically, CD47 blockade enabled the activation of NADPH oxidase NOX2 in DCs, which in turn inhibited phagosomal acidification and reduced the degradation of tumor mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) in DCs...
August 2, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798231/p2x7-receptor-antagonism-prevents-il-1%C3%AE-release-from-salivary-epithelial-cells-and-reduces-inflammation-in-a-mouse-model-of-autoimmune-exocrinopathy
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Mahmoud G Khalafalla, Lucas T Woods, Jean M Camden, Aslam A Khan, Kirsten H Limesand, Michael J Petris, Laurie Erb, Gary A Weisman
Salivary gland inflammation is a hallmark of Sjogrens syndrome (SS), a common autoimmune disease characterized by lymphocytic infiltration of the salivary gland and loss of saliva secretion, predominantly in women. The P2X7 receptor (P2X7R) is an ATP-gated non-selective cation channel that induces inflammatory responses in cells and tissues, including salivary gland epithelium. In immune cells, P2X7R activation induces the production of proinflammatory cytokines, including IL-1β and IL-18, by inducing the oligomerization of the multiprotein complex NLRP3-type inflammasome...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794148/tubulointerstitial-nephritis-with-igm-positive-plasma-cells
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Naoki Takahashi, Takako Saeki, Atsushi Komatsuda, Chishio Munemura, Takeaki Fukui, Naofumi Imai, Noriyuki Homma, Tsuguru Hatta, Ken-Ichi Samejima, Takashi Fujimoto, Hiroki Omori, Yumi Ito, Yudai Nishikawa, Mamiko Kobayashi, Yukie Morikawa, Sachiko Fukushima, Seiji Yokoi, Daisuke Mikami, Kenji Kasuno, Hideki Kimura, Tomoyuki Nemoto, Yasunari Nakamoto, Kiyonao Sada, Manabu Sugai, Hironobu Naiki, Haruyoshi Yoshida, Ichiei Narita, Yoshihiko Saito, Masayuki Iwano
Infiltration by IgG-positive plasma cells is a common finding in tubulointerstitial nephritis. Indeed, it has been thought that CD138-positive mature plasma cells secrete mainly IgG, and the occurrence of tubulointerstitial nephritis with CD138-positive plasma cells secreting IgM has rarely been reported. Routine immunofluorescence of fresh frozen sections is considered the gold standard for detection of immune deposits. However, the immunoenzyme method with formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded sections is superior for detecting IgM- or IgG-positive cells within the renal interstitium, thus histologic variants may often go undetected...
August 9, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791611/chronic-autoimmune-epithelitis-in-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-and-primary-biliary-cholangitis-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Carlo Selmi, M Eric Gershwin
Within the spectrum of autoimmune diseases, Sjögren's syndrome and primary biliary cholangitis are exemplary and can be coined as chronic epithelitis based on their frequent coexistence in clinical practice and the highly specific immune-mediated injury of the small bile ducts and the exocrine glands. The pathogenic mechanisms underlying the diseases are similar, with apoptosis being the key element leading to organ-specific immune-mediated injury directed against the small bile ducts and salivary gland epithelia, respectively along with similar epidemiological features, such as female predominance and the age of onset in the fifth decade of life...
August 8, 2017: Rheumatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783377/extracellular-mitochondrial-dna-is-generated-by-fibroblasts-and-predicts-death-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Changwan Ryu, Huanxing Sun, Mridu Gulati, Jose D Herazo-Maya, Yonglin Chen, Awo Osafo-Addo, Caitlin Brandsdorfer, Julia Winkler, Christina Blaul, Jaden Faunce, Hongyi Pan, Tony Woolard, Argyrios Tzouvelekis, Danielle E Antin-Ozerkis, Jonathan T Puchalski, Martin Slade, Anjelica L Gonzalez, Daniel F Bogenhagen, Varvara Kirillov, Carol Feghali-Bostwick, Kevin Gibson, Kathleen Lindell, Raimund I Herzog, Charles S Dela Cruz, Wajahat Mehal, Naftali Kaminski, Erica Herzog, Glenda Trujillo
RATIONALE: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) involves the accumulation of alpha smooth muscle actin (αSMA) expressing myofibroblasts arising from interactions with soluble mediators such as transforming growth factor beta-1 (TGFβ1), and mechanical influences such as local tissue stiffness. While IPF fibroblasts are enriched for aerobic glycolysis and innate immune receptor activation, innate immune ligands related to mitochondrial injury, such as extracellular mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) have not been identified in IPF...
August 7, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780470/acrylamide-induces-immunotoxicity-through-reactive-oxygen-species-production-and-caspase-dependent-apoptosis-in-mice-splenocytes-via-the-mitochondria-dependent-signaling-pathways
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Ehsan Zamani, Fatemeh Shaki, Saeid AbedianKenari, Mohammad Shokrzadeh
INTRODUCTION: Acrylamide (AA), a well-known food neo-contamination, can be produced during food preparing at high temperature. The immunotoxicity of AA have been revealed in the experimental animals. In this study, we explored the molecular mechanism responsible for the immunotoxicity of AA. METHODS: The mice splenocytes exposed to AA concentrations (0,5,10 and 25 mM) and apoptosis cell death was measured through Annexin V/Propidium Iodide staining by flow cytometry method...
August 3, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777108/genetics-in-inclusion-body-myositis
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Simon Rothwell, James B Lilleker, Janine A Lamb
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the advances in our understanding of the genetics of inclusion body myositis (IBM) in the past year. RECENT FINDINGS: One large genetic association study focusing on immune-related genes in IBM has refined the association within the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) region to HLA-DRB1 alleles, and identified certain amino acid positions in HLA-DRB1 that may explain this risk. A suggestive association with CCR5 may indicate genetic overlap with other autoimmune diseases...
August 1, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774846/inhibited-fatty-acid-%C3%AE-oxidation-impairs-stress-resistance-ability-in-nile-tilapia-oreochromis-niloticus
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Han Pan, Ling-Yu Li, Jia-Min Li, Wei-Li Wang, Samwel Mchele Limbu, Pascal Degrace, Dong-Liang Li, Zhen-Yu Du
Energy metabolism plays important roles in stress resistance and immunity in mammals, however, such functions have not been established in fish. In the present study, Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) was fed with mildronate, an inhibitor of mitochondrial fatty acid (FA) β-oxidation, for six weeks subsequently challenged with Aeromonas hydrophila and ammonia nitrogen exposure. Mildronate treatment reduced significantly l-carnitine concentration and mitochondrial FA β-oxidation efficiency, while it increased lipid accumulation in liver...
July 31, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771715/the-role-of-mitochondrial-ros-in-antibacterial-immunity
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REVIEW
Boris Pinegin, Nina Vorobjeva, Mikhail Pashenkov, Boris Chernyak
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are essential participants of various innate immune cell responses against microorganisms and are also involved in many cellular regulatory pathways. It was believed that the main pool of ROS in the innate immune cells is generated by the NADPH oxidase enzymatic complex. However, it was discovered recently that mitochondrial ROS (mtROS) are equally important for the functioning of the immune system. mtROS play an important role in the development of the antimicrobial innate immune responses...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771279/superoxide-dismutase-2-is-dispensable-for-platelet-function
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Trevor P Fidler, Jesse W Rowley, Claudia Araujo, Luc H Boudreau, Alex Marti, Rhonda Souvenir, Kali Dale, Eric Boilard, Andrew S Weyrich, E Dale Abel
Increased intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) promote platelet activation. The sources of platelet-derived ROS are diverse and whether or not mitochondrial derived ROS, modulates platelet function is incompletely understood. Studies of platelets from patients with sickle cell disease, and diabetes suggest a correlation between mitochondrial ROS and platelet dysfunction. Therefore, we generated mice with a platelet specific knockout of superoxide dismutase 2 (SOD2-KO) to determine if increased mitochondrial ROS increases platelet activation...
August 3, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768938/a-novel-molecular-model-of-plant-lectin-induced-programmed-cell-death-in-cancer
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Zheng Shi, Wen-Wen Li, Yong Tang, Li-Jia Cheng
Plant lectin, a class of highly diverse non-immune origin and carbohydrate-binding proteins, has been reported to specially induce cancer cell through programmed cell death (PCD) pathways (apoptosis and/or autophagy), shedding lights on screening promising anti-cancer candidate agent for further therapeutic trials. However, the complicated molecular mechanisms by which plant lectins induced the programmed death of tumor cells, have not yet been fully clarified. Here, we summarized a novel model, based on vast amount of research, by which plant lectins eliminate various types of cancer cells via three major pathways, including a) direct ribosome inactivating, b) endocytosis-dependent mitochondrial dysfunction and c) sugar-containing receptors binding...
August 1, 2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766664/tetrahydrocurcumin-is-more-effective-than-curcumin-in-inducing-the-apoptosis-of-h22-cells-via-regulation-of-a-mitochondrial-apoptosis-pathway-in-ascites-tumor-bearing-mice
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Weihai Liu, Zhenbiao Zhang, Guosheng Lin, Dandan Luo, Hanbin Chen, Hongmei Yang, Jiali Liang, Yuhong Liu, Jianhui Xie, Ziren Su, Hongying Cao
Curcumin (CUR), a widely used food additive, is derived mainly from Curcuma species that has been applied traditionally for the treatment of various diseases, including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, its poor systemic bioavailability hampers its clinical application, which may be related to its wide metabolism. Tetrahydrocurcumin (THC) is a major metabolite of CUR and has been reported to have multiple biologic activities. We investigated, for the first time, the efficacy and associated mechanism of action of THC and CUR in a H22 ascites tumor-bearing model in mice...
August 2, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765897/the-toll-like-receptor-4-antagonist-tak-242-protects-against-chronic-pancreatitis-in-rats
#15
Long-Fei Pan, Lei Yu, Li-Ming Wang, Jun-Tao He, Jiang-Li Sun, Xiao-Bo Wang, Zheng-Hai Bai, Hai Wang, Ting-Lin Yan, Hong-Hong Pei
Chronic pancreatitis is a progressive disease characterized by irreversible morphological changes to the pancreas, typically causing pain and permanent loss of function. It is a poorly understood disease with the pathogenesis remaining unclear. The authors' previous data demonstrated that the inhibition of Toll‑like receptor 4 (TLR4) using TLR4 antagonist kinase (TAK)‑242 attenuates taurocholate‑induced oxidative stress via the regulation of mitochondrial function in the pancreatic acinar cells of mice...
July 27, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765055/mitochondrial-dysfunction-as-a-trigger-of-innate-immune-responses-and-inflammation
#16
A Phillip West
A growing literature indicates that mitochondria are key participants in innate immune pathways, functioning as both signaling platforms and contributing to effector responses. In addition to regulating antiviral signaling and antibacterial immunity, mitochondria also are important drivers of inflammation caused by sterile injury. Much research on mitochondrial control of immunity now centers on understanding how mitochondrial constituents released during cellular damage simulate the innate immune system. When mitochondrial integrity is compromised, mitochondrial damage-associated molecular patterns engage pattern recognition receptors, trigger inflammation, and promote pathology in an expanding list of diseases...
July 29, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758919/research-progress-in-the-modification-of-quercetin-leading-to-anticancer-agents
#17
REVIEW
Alessandro Massi, Olga Bortolini, Daniele Ragno, Tatiana Bernardi, Gianni Sacchetti, Massimo Tacchini, Carmela De Risi
The flavonoid quercetin (3,3',4',5,7-pentahydroxyflavone) is widely distributed in plants, foods, and beverages. This polyphenol compound exhibits varied biological actions such as antioxidant, radical-scavenging, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, gastroprotective, immune-modulator, and finds also application in the treatment of obesity, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. Besides, quercetin can prevent neurological disorders and exerts protection against mitochondrial damages. Various in vitro studies have assessed the anticancer effects of quercetin, although there are no conclusive data regarding its mode of action...
July 29, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757323/exogenous-administration-of-mitochondrial-dna-promotes-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-via-tlr9-p38-mapk-pathway
#18
Liang Xie, Shuyu Liu, Jinghua Cheng, Lijun Wang, Jing Liu, Jianbin Gong
Previous studies have shown a role of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) in innate immunity. However, the specific role of mtDNA in acute myocardial infarction remains elusive. This study was designed to examine the damaging effect of mtDNA on cardiomyocytes. H9c2s cells were incubated with purified mtDNA or nuclear DNA with or without pretreatment by chloroquine, an inhibitor of Toll-like receptor 9(TLR9). The cell viability was tested by MTT. To demonstrate the toxicity of mtDNA, mtDNA fragments were injected into rats 10 min before ischemia for 30 min and reperfusion for 24 h...
July 27, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755841/gene-expression-profiles-in-whole-blood-and-associations-with-metabolic-dysregulation-in-obesity
#19
Amanda J Cox, Ping Zhang, Tiffany J Evans, Rodney J Scott, Allan W Cripps, Nicholas P West
BACKGROUND: Gene expression data provides one tool to gain further insight into the complex biological interactions linking obesity and metabolic disease. This study examined associations between blood gene expression profiles and metabolic disease in obesity. METHODS: Whole blood gene expression profiles, performed using the Illumina HT-12v4 Human Expression Beadchip, were compared between (i) individuals with obesity (O) or lean (L) individuals (n=21 each), (ii) individuals with (M) or without (H) Metabolic Syndrome (n=11 each) matched on age and gender...
July 26, 2017: Obesity Research & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754131/a-translocator-protein-18%C3%A2-kda-agonist-protects-against-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#20
Han-Dong Li, Minshu Li, Elaine Shi, Wei-Na Jin, Kristofer Wood, Rayna Gonzales, Qiang Liu
BACKGROUND: Cerebral ischemia is a leading cause of death and disability with limited treatment options. Although inflammatory and immune responses participate in ischemic brain injury, the molecular regulators of neuroinflammation after ischemia remain to be defined. Translocator protein 18 kDa (TSPO) mainly localized to the mitochondrial outer membrane is predominantly expressed in glia within the central nervous system during inflammatory conditions. This study investigated the effect of a TSPO agonist, etifoxine, on neuroinflammation and brain injury after ischemia/reperfusion...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
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