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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765149/changes-in-multiple-cytokine-concentrations-in-the-aqueous-humour-of-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration-after-2-months-of-ranibizumab-therapy
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Shinichi Sakamoto, Hidenori Takahashi, Xue Tan, Yuji Inoue, Yoko Nomura, Yusuke Arai, Yujiro Fujino, Hidetoshi Kawashima, Yasuo Yanagi
PURPOSE: To determine changes in multiple cytokine concentrations in the anterior chamber during the induction phase of ranibizumab treatment in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS: This prospective study included 48 treatment-naïve neovascular AMD eyes of 48 patients who received three consecutive monthly injections of ranibizumab at the Japan Community Health Care Organization Tokyo Shinjuku Medical Center between November 2010 and August 2012...
August 1, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760971/cytokine-signature-associated-with-disease-severity-in-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-patients
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Jose G Montoya, Tyson H Holmes, Jill N Anderson, Holden T Maecker, Yael Rosenberg-Hasson, Ian J Valencia, Lily Chu, Jarred W Younger, Cristina M Tato, Mark M Davis
Although some signs of inflammation have been reported previously in patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), the data are limited and contradictory. High-throughput methods now allow us to interrogate the human immune system for multiple markers of inflammation at a scale that was not previously possible. To determine whether a signature of serum cytokines could be associated with ME/CFS and correlated with disease severity and fatigue duration, cytokines of 192 ME/CFS patients and 392 healthy controls were measured using a 51-multiplex array on a Luminex system...
July 31, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706221/ccl11-a-novel-mediator-of-inflammatory-bone-resorption
#3
Elin Kindstedt, Cecilia Koskinen Holm, Rima Sulniute, Irene Martinez-Carrasco, Richard Lundmark, Pernilla Lundberg
Normal bone homeostasis, which is regulated by bone-resorbing osteoclasts and bone-forming osteoblasts is perturbed by inflammation. In chronic inflammatory disease with disturbed bone remodelling, e.g. rheumatoid arthritis, patients show increased serum levels of the chemokine eotaxin-1 (CCL11). Herein, we demonstrate an inflammatory driven expression of CCL11 in bone tissue and a novel role of CCL11 in osteoclast migration and resorption. Using an inflammatory bone lesion model and primary cell cultures, we discovered that osteoblasts express CCL11 in vivo and in vitro and that expression increased during inflammatory conditions...
July 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705171/formula-diet-driven-microbiota-shifts-tryptophan-metabolism-from-serotonin-to-tryptamine-in-neonatal-porcine-colon%C3%AF
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Manish Kumar Saraf, Brian D Piccolo, Anne K Bowlin, Kelly E Mercer, Tanya LeRoith, Sree V Chintapalli, Kartik Shankar, Thomas M Badger, Laxmi Yeruva
BACKGROUND: The gut microbiota of breast-fed and formula-fed infants differ significantly, as do the risks for allergies, gut dysfunction, and upper respiratory tract infections. The connections between breast milk, various formulas, and the profiles of gut bacteria to these childhood illnesses, as well as the mechanisms underlying the effects, are not well understood. METHODS: We investigated distal colon microbiota by 16S RNA amplicon sequencing, morphology by histomorphometry, immune response by cytokine expression, and tryptophan metabolism in a pig model in which piglets were sow-fed, or fed soy or dairy milk-based formula from postnatal day (PND) 2 to 21...
July 14, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694301/helminth-antigens-counteract-a-rapid-high-fat-diet-induced-decrease-in-adipose-tissue-eosinophils
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Susan M van den Berg, Andrea D van Dam, Pascal J Kusters, Linda Beckers, Myrthe den Toom, Saskia van der Velden, Jan Van den Bossche, Irma van Die, Mariëtte R Boon, Patrick C N Rensen, Esther Lutgens, Menno P de Winther
Brown adipose tissue (BAT) activation and white adipose tissue (WAT) beiging can increase energy expenditure and have the potential to reduce obesity and associated diseases. The immune system is a potential target in mediating brown and beige adipocyte activation. Type 2 and anti-inflammatory immune cells contribute to metabolic homeostasis within lean WAT, with a prominent role for eosinophils and interleukin (IL)-4 induced anti-inflammatory macrophages. We determined eosinophil numbers in epididymal WAT (EpAT), subcutaneous WAT (ScAT) and BAT after 1 day, 3 days or 1 week of high-fat diet (HFD) feeding in C57Bl/6 mice...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689020/ferulic-acid-supresses-th2-immune-response-and-prevents-remodeling-in-ovalbumin-induced-pulmonary-allergy-associated-with-inhibition-of-epithelial-derived-cytokines
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Alessa Sin Singer Brugiolo, Ana Cláudia Carvalho Gouveia, Caio César de Souza Alves, Flávia Márcia de Castro E Silva, Érick Esteves de Oliveira, Ana Paula Ferreira
Asthma is characterized by intermittent airway obstruction and chronic inflammation, orchestrated primarily by Th2 cytokines. There is a strong rationale for developing new asthma therapies, since current treatment protocols present side effects and may not be effective in cases of difficult-to-control asthma. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of ferulic acid, a phenolic acid commonly present in plants, in the ovalbumin-induced pulmonary allergy murine model. METHODS: BALB/c mice were sensitized and challenged with ovalbumin, and treatments were provided by gavage...
August 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658543/modeling-th-2-responses-and-airway-inflammation-to-understand-fundamental-mechanisms-regulating-the-pathogenesis-of-asthma
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Paul S Foster, Steven Maltby, Helene F Rosenberg, Hock L Tay, Simon P Hogan, Adam M Collison, Ming Yang, Gerard E Kaiko, Philip M Hansbro, Rakesh K Kumar, Joerg Mattes
In this review, we highlight experiments conducted in our laboratories that have elucidated functional roles for CD4(+) T-helper type-2 lymphocytes (TH 2 cells), their associated cytokines, and eosinophils in the regulation of hallmark features of allergic asthma. Notably, we consider the complexity of type-2 responses and studies that have explored integrated signaling among classical TH 2 cytokines (IL-4, IL-5, and IL-13), which together with CCL11 (eotaxin-1) regulate critical aspects of eosinophil recruitment, allergic inflammation, and airway hyper-responsiveness (AHR)...
July 2017: Immunological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634890/ccl11-eotaxin-1-levels-predict-long-term-functional-outcomes-in-patients-following-ischemic-stroke
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Meaghan Roy-O'Reilly, Rodney M Ritzel, Sarah E Conway, Ilene Staff, Gilbert Fortunato, Louise D McCullough
Circulating levels of the pro-inflammatory cytokine C-C motif chemokine 11 (CCL11, also known as eotaxin-1) are increased in several animal models of neuroinflammation, including traumatic brain injury and Alzheimer's disease. Increased levels of CCL11 have also been linked to decreased neurogenesis in mice. We hypothesized that circulating CCL11 levels would increase following ischemic stroke in mice and humans, and that higher CCL11 levels would correlate with poor long-term recovery in patients. As predicted, circulating levels of CCL11 in both young and aged mice increased significantly 24 h after experimental stroke...
June 21, 2017: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628884/proteomics-profiling-reveals-inflammatory-biomarkers-of-antidepressant-treatment-response-findings-from-the-co-med-trial
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Bharathi S Gadad, Manish K Jha, Bruce D Grannemann, Taryn L Mayes, Madhukar H Trivedi
Animal and human studies suggest an association between depression and aberrant immune response. Further, common inflammatory markers may change during the course of antidepressant treatment in patients. The objective of this study was to evaluate changes in inflammatory markers and clinical outcomes from subjects enrolled in the Combining Medications to Enhance Depression Outcome (CO-MED) trial. At baseline and week 12 (treatment completion), plasma samples of 102 participants were analyzed via a multiplex assay comprised of inflammatory markers using a 27-plex standard assay panel plus a 4-plex human acute phase xMAP technology based platform...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583232/effect-of-topical-beclomethasone-on-inflammatory-markers-in-adults-with-eosinophilic-esophagitis-a-pilot-study
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Neeti Bhardwaj, Faoud Ishmael, Erik Lehman, Deborah Bethards, Francesca Ruggiero, Gisoo Ghaffari
BACKGROUND: Topical corticosteroids have proven efficacy in the treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) and are considered the cornerstone of therapy. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of topical beclomethasone dipropionate (BDP) therapy on clinical outcomes, esophageal eosinophilia, and other markers of inflammation in patients with EoE. METHODS: Nine subjects with a biopsy-proven diagnosis of EoE were enrolled. In a cross-over design, the subjects were randomly assigned to a sequence of BDP and placebo...
June 1, 2017: Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572801/elevated-levels-of-proinflammatory-cytokines-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-of-multiple-sclerosis-patients
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Timur Khaibullin, Vilena Ivanova, Ekaterina Martynova, Georgy Cherepnev, Farit Khabirov, Evgenii Granatov, Albert Rizvanov, Svetlana Khaiboullina
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune neurodegenerative disease characterized by chronic brain inflammation. Leukocyte infiltration of brain tissue causes inflammation, demyelination, and the subsequent formation of sclerotic plaques, which are a hallmark of MS. Activation of proinflammatory cytokines is essential for regulation of lymphocyte migration across the blood-brain barrier. We demonstrate increased levels of many cytokines, including IL-2RA, CCL5, CCL11, MIF, CXCL1, CXCL10, IFNγ, SCF, and TRAIL, were upregulated in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), whereas IL-17, CCL2, CCL3, CCL4, and IL-12(p40) were activated in MS serum...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569792/loss-of-epidermal-ap1-transcription-factor-function-reduces-filaggrin-level-alters-chemokine-expression-and-produces-an-ichthyosis-related-phenotype
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Christina A Young, Ellen A Rorke, Gautam Adhikary, Wen Xu, Richard L Eckert
AP1 transcription factors are important controllers of epidermal differentiation. Multiple family members are expressed in the epidermis in a differentiation-dependent manner, where they function to regulate gene expression. To study the role of AP1 factor signaling, TAM67 (dominant-negative c-jun) was inducibly expressed in the suprabasal epidermis. The TAM67-positive epidermis displays keratinocyte hyperproliferation, hyperkeratosis and parakeratosis, delayed differentiation, extensive subdermal vasodilation, nuclear loricrin localization, tail and digit pseudoainhum and reduced filaggrin level...
June 1, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537901/inflammatory-cytokines-are-associated-with-response-and-prognosis-in-patients-with-esophageal-cancer
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Susanne Blank, Henrik Nienhüser, Lena Dreikhausen, Leila Sisic, Ulrike Heger, Katja Ott, Thomas Schmidt
BACKGROUND: Esophageal cancer is often marked by aggressive tumor growth and poor prognosis. Patient groups who benefit from perioperative therapy are not yet defined. The tumor microenvironment and circulating factors as possible predictors of response and prognosis gain interest. This study aimed to investigate cytokines in patients' serum and tumor tissue with regard to response and prognosis. RESULTS: Median survival between SCC and AC was not different (published previously)...
July 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512644/analysis-of-serum-cytokines-and-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-of-sod1-sod2-and-cat-in-erysipelas-patients
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Charles C Emene, Irina E Kravchenko, Gulnaz I Aibatova, Albert A Rizvanov
Increased free radical production had been documented in group A (β-hemolytic) streptococcus infection cases. Comparing 71 erysipelas patients to 55 age-matched healthy individuals, we sought for CAT, SOD1, and SOD2 single polymorphism mutation (SNPs) interactions with erysipelas' predisposition and serum cytokine levels in the acute and recovery phases of erysipelas infection. Whereas female patients had a higher predisposition to erysipelas, male patients were prone to having a facial localization of the infection...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489854/functional-and-phenotypic-evaluation-of-eosinophils-from-patients-with-the-acute-form-of-paracoccidioidomycosis
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Fernanda Gambogi Braga, Luciana Pereira Ruas, Ricardo Mendes Pereira, Xinaida Taligare Lima, Edson Antunes, Ronei Luciano Mamoni, Maria Heloisa Souza Lima Blotta
BACKGROUND: Eosinophilia is a typical finding of the acute/juvenile form of paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM), a systemic mycosis endemic in Latin America. This clinical form is characterized by depressed cellular immune response and production of Th2 cytokines. Moreover, it has been shown that the increased number of eosinophils in peripheral blood of patients returns to normal values after antifungal treatment. However, the role of eosinophils in PCM has never been evaluated. This study aimed to assess the phenotypic and functional characteristics of eosinophils in PCM...
May 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487742/serum-cytokine-profile-in-a-patient-diagnosed-with-dysferlinopathy
#16
Svetlana F Khaiboullina, Ekaterina V Martynova, Sergey N Bardakov, Mikhail O Mavlikeev, Ivan A Yakovlev, Arthur A Isaev, Roman V Deev, Albert A Rizvanov
Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 2 (LGMD2B) is a mild form of dysferlinopathy, characterized by limb weakness and wasting. It is an autosomal recessive disease, with currently 140 mutations in the LGMD2B gene identified. Lack of functional dysferlin inhibits muscle fiber regeneration in voluntary muscles, the main pathological finding in LGMD2B patients. However, the immune system has been suggested to contribute to muscle cell death and tissue regeneration. Serum levels of 27 cytokines were evaluated in a dysferlinopathy patient...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475193/metabolomic-profiling-and-biochemical-evaluation-of-the-follicular-fluid-of-endometriosis-patients
#17
Santonastaso Marianna, Pucciarelli Alessia, Costantini Susan, Caprio Francesca, Sorice Angela, Capone Francesca, Natella Antonella, Iardino Patrizia, Colacurci Nicola, Chiosi Emilio
Diseases are complex systems that can be studied through the integration of data derived from different disciplines to obtain a global and reliable picture of the biological phenomenon under investigation. Based on the recent observations that the metabolomics profiling of follicular fluids reflects the ovarian microenvironment of women and that endometriosis represents an example of complex diseases, clearly diagnosed by laparoscopy, we thought that the follicular fluids of endometriosis patients can represent a study model to evaluate the possibility of integrating data obtained by different approaches...
June 1, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465475/down-regulation-of-mir-29b-in-carcinoma-associated-fibroblasts-promotes-cell-growth-and-metastasis-of-breast-cancer
#18
Yonglei Liu, Jingling Zhang, Xiangjun Sun, Quanping Su, Cuiping You
Carcinoma associated fibroblasts (CAFs) play important roles in breast cancer development and progression. Recent studies show that microRNAs (miRNAs) are the main regulators in CAFs. MiR-29b is one of the significant down-regulated miRNAs in CAFs from the miRNA screening. The role of miR-29b in the interaction between CAFs and breast cancer is still unclear. In the present study, we investigated the effects of CAFs on breast cancer cell proliferation and metastasis regulated by miR-29b. We found that fibroblasts activated by co-cultured breast cancer cells produced higher levels of some chemokines like CCL11, CXCL14, which accelerated breast cancer cell growth and induced drug resistance and metastasis...
June 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404797/self-adjuvanting-c18-lipid-vinil-sulfone-pp2a-vaccine-study-of-the-induced-immunomodulation-against-trichuris-muris-infection
#19
M Gomez-Samblas, J J García-Rodríguez, M Trelis, D Bernal, F J Lopez-Jaramillo, F Santoyo-Gonzalez, S Vilchez, A M Espino, F Bolás-Fernández, A Osuna
Despite the importance of the adjuvant in the immunization process, very few adjuvants merge with the antigens in vaccines. A synthetic self-adjuvant oleic-vinyl sulfone (OVS) linked to the catalytic region of recombinant serine/threonine phosphatase 2A from the nematode Angiostrongylus costaricensis (rPP2A) was used for intranasal immunization in mice previously infected with Trichuris muris The animal intranasal immunization with rPP2A-OVS showed a reduction of 99.01% in the number of the nematode eggs and 97...
April 2017: Open Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396851/increased-circulatory-levels-of-fractalkine-cx3cl1-are-associated-with-inflammatory-chemokines-and-cytokines-in-individuals-with-type-2-diabetes
#20
Sardar Sindhu, Nadeem Akhter, Hossein Arefanian, Areej Abu Al-Roub, Shamsha Ali, Ajit Wilson, Asma Al-Hubail, Shaima Al-Beloushi, Saad Al-Zanki, Rasheed Ahmad
BACKGROUND: Fractalkine (CX3CL1) is involved in the development of numerous inflammatory conditions including metabolic diseases. However, changes in the circulatory fractalkine levels in type-2 diabetes (T2D) and their relationship with inflammatory chemokines/cytokines remain unclear. The aim of the study was to determine the T2D-associated modulations in plasma fractalkine levels and investigate their relationship with circulatory chemokines/cytokines. METHODS: A total of 47 plasma samples were collected from 23 T2D and 24 non-diabetic individuals selected over a wide range of body mass index (BMI)...
2017: Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders
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