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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531130/comparative-safety-and-efficacy-profile-of-a-novel-oil-in-water-vaccine-adjuvant-comprising-vitamins-a-and-e-and-a-catechin-in-protective-anti-influenza-immunity
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Sapna Patel, Yasser Faraj, Debra K Duso, William W Reiley, Erik A Karlsson, Stacey Schultz-Cherry, Michael Vajdy
Non-replicating vaccines, such as those based on recombinant proteins, require adjuvants and delivery systems, which have thus far depended on mimicking pathogen danger signals and strong pro-inflammatory responses. In search of a safer and more efficacious alternative, we tested whether vaccinations with influenza recombinant hemagglutinin (HA) mixed with a novel vegetable oil in water emulsion adjuvant (Natural Immune-enhancing Delivery System, NIDS), based on the immune-enhancing synergy of vitamins A and E and a catechin, could protect against intra-nasal challenge with live influenza virus...
May 21, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522830/inhibition-of-endocytic-lipid-antigen-presentation-by-common-lipophilic-environmental-pollutants
#2
Manju Sharma, Xiang Zhang, Shuangmin Zhang, Liang Niu, Shuk-Mei Ho, Aimin Chen, Shouxiong Huang
Environmental pollutants as non-heritable factors are now recognized as triggers for multiple human inflammatory diseases involving T cells. We postulated that lipid antigen presentation mediated by cluster of differentiation 1 (CD1) proteins for T cell activation is susceptible to lipophilic environmental pollutants. To test this notion, we determined whether the common lipophilic pollutants benzo[a]pyrene and diesel exhaust particles impact on the activation of lipid-specific T cells. Our results demonstrated that the expression of CD1a and CD1d proteins, and the activation of CD1a- and CD1d-restricted T cells were sensitively inhibited by benzo[a]pyrene even at the low concentrations detectable in exposed human populations...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522149/measuring-absolute-blood-perfusion-in-mice-using-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound
#3
Abbas Shirinifard, Suresh Thiagarajan, Melissa D Johnson, Christopher Calabrese, András Sablauer
We investigated the feasibility of estimating absolute tissue blood perfusion using dynamic contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) imaging in mice. We developed a novel method of microbubble administration and a model-free approach to estimate absolute kidney perfusion, and explored the kidney as a reference organ to estimate absolute perfusion of a neuroblastoma tumor. We performed CEUS on the kidneys of CD1 nude mice using the VisualSonics VEVO 2100 imaging system. We estimated individual kidney blood perfusion using the burst-replenishment (BR) technique...
May 15, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507207/role-of-osteocytes-in-mediating-bone-mineralization-during-hyperhomocysteinemia
#4
Viji Vijayan, Sarika Gupta
Hyperhomocysteinemia (HHCY) is a risk factor for osteoporosis but whether HHCY affects bone mineralization or not is still ambiguous. Herein we evaluated whether homocysteine affects tissue mineral density (TMD) of cortical bone and if so the role of osteocytes. CD1 mice administered with homocysteine (5 mg/100 g body weight, i.p.) for 7, 15 and 30 days showed temporal changes in TMD and osteocyte lacunar density in femoral cortices. Short-term administration of homocysteine (day 7) increased osteocyte lacunar density and reduced TMD evidenced by microCT50 while prolonged administration of homocysteine (day 30) reinstated TMD and lacunar density to baseline values...
June 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503509/nicotinamide-reduces-amyloid-precursor-protein-and-presenilin-1-in-brain-tissues-of-amyloid-beta-tail-vein-injected-mice
#5
Eun Jin Kim, Soo Jin Yang
The purpose of this study is to investigate whether nicotinic acid (NA) and nicotinamide (NAM) reduce the Alzheimer disease (AD)-related gene expression in brain tissues of amyloid beta (Aβ)-injected mice. Male Crj:CD1 (ICR) mice were divided into 6 treatment groups; 1) control, 2) Aβ control, 3) Aβ + NA 20 mg/kg/day (NA20), 4) Aβ + NA40, 5) Aβ + NAM 200 mg/kg/day (NAM200), and 6) Aβ + NAM400. After 1-week acclimation period, the mice orally received NA or NAM once a day for a total of 7 successive days...
April 2017: Clinical Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500084/bisphenol-a-promotes-hepatic-lipid-deposition-involving-kupffer-cell-m1-polarization-in-male-mice
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Qiong Lv, Rufei Gao, Chuan Peng, Juan Yi, Lulu Liu, Shumin Yang, Danting Li, Jinbo Hu, Ting Luo, Mei Mei, Ying Song, Chaodong Wu, Xiaoqiu Xiao, Qifu Li
Bisphenol A (BPA), as one of the most common environmental endocrine disruptors, is considered to promote hepatic lipid deposition, but the mechanisms has not been fully elucidated. The polarization of Kupffer cells (KCs) plays an important role in hepatic inflammation by promoting pro-inflammatory M1 phenotype (M1KCs), which contributes to dysregulated lipid metabolism. The purpose of this study is to investigate the role of KC polarization in BPA-induced hepatosteatosis in male mice. In this study, we examined hepatic lipid contents and quantified M1KC in BPA-treated CD1 mice, and further explored the interaction between KCs and hepatocytes by using conditional HepG2 cell culture...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495855/marijuana-smoke-induces-severe-pulmonary-hyperresponsiveness-inflammation-and-emphysema-in-a-predictive-mouse-model-not-via-cb1-receptor-activation
#7
Zsuzsanna Helyes, Ágnes Kemény, Kata Csekő, Eva Szoke, Krisztian Elekes, Miklós Mester, Katalin Sándor, Anikó Perkecz, László Kereskai, Laszlo Mark, Ágnes Bona, András Benkő, Erika Pintér, János Szolcsányi, Catherine Ledent, Beáta Sperlágh, Tamás F Molnár
Sporadic clinical reports suggested that marijuana smoking induces spontaneous pneumothorax, but no animal models were available to validate these observations and to study the underlying mechanisms. Therefore, we performed a systematic study in CD1 mice as a predictive animal model and assessed the pathophysiological alterations in response to 4-month-long whole body marijuana smoke with integrative methodologies in comparison with tobacco smoke. Bronchial responsiveness was measured with unrestrained whole body plethysmography, cell profile in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid with flow-cytometry, myeloperoxidase activity with spectrophotometry, inflammatory cytokines with ELISA, and histopathological alterations by light microscopy...
May 11, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486633/development-of-a-murine-vertical-transmission-model-for-toxoplasma-gondii-oocyst-infection-and-studies-on-the-efficacy-of-bumped-kinase-inhibitor-bki-1294-and-the-naphthoquinone-buparvaquone-against-congenital-toxoplasmosis
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Joachim Müller, Adriana Aguado-Martínez, Luis-Miguel Ortega-Mora, Javier Moreno-Gonzalo, Ignacio Ferre, Matthew A Hulverson, Ryan Choi, Molly C McCloskey, Lynn K Barrett, Dustin J Maly, Kayode K Ojo, Wes Van Voorhis, Andrew Hemphill
Objectives: Establishment of a mouse model for congenital toxoplasmosis based on oral infection with oocysts from Toxoplasma gondii ME49 and its application for investigating chemotherapeutic options against congenital toxoplasmosis. Methods: CD1 mice were mated, orally infected with 5, 25, 100, 500 or 2000 oocysts and monitored for clinical signs and survival of dams and pups until 4 weeks post partum . The parasite burden in infected mice was quantified by real-time PCR in lungs, brains and, in the case of surviving pups, also in eyes...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472640/cytokine-profile-of-nalt-during-acute-stress-and-its-possible-effect-on-iga-secretion
#9
Juan Manuel Gutiérrez-Meza, Rosa Adriana Jarillo-Luna, Victor Rivera-Aguilar, Angel Miliar-García, Rafael Campos-Rodríguez
Stress stimuli affect the immune system responses that occur at mucosal membranes, particularly IgA secretion. It has been suggested that acute stress increases the levels of IgA and that sympathetic innervation plays an important role in this process. We herein explore in a murine model how acute stress affects the Th1/Th2/Treg cytokine balance in NALT, and the possible role of glucocorticoids in this effect. Nine-week-old male CD1 mice were divided into three groups: unstressed (control), stressed (subjected to 4h of immobilization), and stressed after pretreatment with a single dose of the corticosterone receptor antagonist RU-486...
May 1, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472090/test-repositioning-for-functional-assessment-of-neurological-outcome-after-experimental-stroke-in-mice
#10
Macarena Hernández-Jiménez, Carolina Peña-Martínez, María Del Carmen Godino, Jaime Díaz-Guzmán, María Ángeles Moro, Ignacio Lizasoain
Stroke is a cerebrovascular pathology for which the only approved treatment is fibrinolysis. Several studies have focused on the development of new drugs but none has led to effective therapies to date, due, among others, to the difficulty to evaluate clinical deficits in experimental animal models. The present study aims to explore the applicability of known behavioral tests not commonly used in ischemia for the neurological assessment of mice after experimental stroke in different brain areas. A total of 225 CD1 male mice were randomly assigned to permanent middle cerebral artery occlusion by ligature (pMCAO) or permanent anterior cerebral artery occlusion by photothrombosis (pACAO) models...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470757/osteocytes-acidify-their-microenvironment-in-response-to-pthrp-in-vitro-and-in-lactating-mice-in-vivo
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Katharina Jähn, Shilpa Kelkar, Hong Zhao, Yixia Xie, LeAnn M Tiede-Lewis, Vladimir Dusevich, Sarah L Dallas, Lynda F Bonewald
Osteocytes appear to mobilize calcium within minutes in response to PTH injections and we have previously shown that osteocytes remove their perilacunar matrix during lactation through activation of the PTH type 1 receptor. Mechanisms utilized by osteocytes to mobilize calcium are unknown but we hypothesized that the molecular components may be similar to those used by osteoclasts. Here we show, using IDG-SW3 cells that ATP6V0D2, an essential component of vacuolar ATPase in osteoclasts, and other genes associated with osteoclastic bone resorption increase with osteoblast to osteocyte differentiation...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469464/effects-of-mild-and-severe-vitamin-b1-deficiencies-on-the-meiotic-maturation-of-mice-oocytes
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Ai Tsuji, Toshinobu Nakamura, Katsumi Shibata
We investigated the effects of vitamin B1 deficiency on the meiosis maturation of oocytes. Female Crl:CD1 (ICR) mice were fed a 20% casein diet (control group) or a vitamin B1-free diet (test group). The vitamin B1 concentration in ovary was approximately 30% lower in the test group than in the control group. Oocyte meiosis was not affected by vitamin B1 deficiency when the deficiency was not accompanied by body weight loss. On the contrary, frequency of abnormal oocyte was increased by vitamin B1 deficiency when deficiency was accompanied by body weight loss (referred to as severe vitamin B1 deficiency; frequency of abnormal oocyte, 13...
2017: Nutrition and Metabolic Insights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466581/analgesia-and-mouse-strain-influence-neuromuscular-plasticity-in-inflamed-intestine
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M G Blennerhassett, S R Lourenssen, L R G Parlow, N Ghasemlou, A N Winterborn
BACKGROUND: Mouse models of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) identify an impact on the enteric nervous system (ENS) but do not distinguish between Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis phenotypes. In these models, analgesia is required, but its influence on different strains and disease outcomes is unknown. Therefore, changes to the ENS and intestinal smooth muscle were studied in trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid (TNBS) and dextran sodium sulfate (DSS) induced colitis to identify the effects of analgesia, and compared between two mouse strains...
May 3, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463795/cisatracurium-induced-proliferation-impairment-and-death-of-colorectal-cancer-cells-hct116-is-mediated-by-p53-dependent-intrinsic-apoptotic-pathway-in-vitro
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Iddrisu Baba Yabasin, ZhiLi Lu, Jia-Chuan Yu, Qingping Wen
Activation of oncogenes and suppression of repressor genes are believed to play crucial roles in the pathogenesis of human colorectal carcinoma. Cisatracurium, a nondepolarizing neuromuscular blocking agent, has been reported to inhibit cell proliferation while promoting apoptosis. However, the underlining mechanism, of these growth setbacks are not well understood. We assessed the growth of human colorectal carcinoma (HCT116) and its cell cycle distribution upon cisatracurium exposure. Significant cell growth inhibition and accumulation of cells in G1 phase of the cell cycle was observed in treated cells compared with untreated cells (control)...
April 29, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463230/cd1b-autoreactive-t-cells-contribute-to-hyperlipidemia-induced-skin-inflammation-in-mice
#15
Sreya Bagchi, Ying He, Hong Zhang, Liang Cao, Ildiko Van Rhijn, D Branch Moody, Johann E Gudjonsson, Chyung-Ru Wang
A large proportion of human T cells are autoreactive to group 1 CD1 proteins, which include CD1a, CD1b, and CD1c. However, the physiological role of the CD1 proteins remains poorly defined. Here, we have generated a double-transgenic mouse model that expresses human CD1b and CD1c molecules (hCD1Tg) as well as a CD1b-autoreactive TCR (HJ1Tg) in the ApoE-deficient background (hCD1Tg HJ1Tg Apoe-/- mice) to determine the role of CD1-autoreactive T cells in hyperlipidemia-associated inflammatory diseases. We found that hCD1Tg HJ1Tg Apoe-/- mice spontaneously developed psoriasiform skin inflammation characterized by T cell and neutrophil infiltration and a Th17-biased cytokine response...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460003/evidence-for-cb2-receptor-involvement-in-lps-induced-reduction-of-camp-intracellular-levels-in-uterine-explants-from-pregnant-mice-pathophysiological-implications
#16
Ana Inés Salazar, Alejandro Carozzo, Fernando Correa, Carlos Davio, Ana María Franchi
STUDY QUESTION: What is the role of the endocannabinoid system (eCS) on the lipopolysaccharide (LPS) effects on uterine explants from 7-day pregnant mice in a murine model of endotoxin-induced miscarriage? SUMMARY ANSWER: We found evidence for cannabinoid receptor type2 (CB2) involvement in LPS-induced increased prostaglandin-F2α (PGF2α) synthesis and diminished cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) intracellular content in uterine explants from early pregnant mice...
April 28, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458670/gut-microbiota-species-can-provoke-both-inflammatory-and-tolerogenic-immune-responses-in-human-dendritic-cells-mediated-by-retinoic-acid-receptor-alpha-ligation
#17
Krisztian Bene, Zsofia Varga, Viktor O Petrov, Nadiya Boyko, Eva Rajnavolgyi
Dendritic cells are considered as the main coordinators of both mucosal and systemic immune responses, thus playing a determining role in shaping the outcome of effector cell responses. However, it is still uncovered how primary human monocyte-derived DC (moDC) populations drive the polarization of helper T (Th) cells in the presence of commensal bacteria harboring unique immunomodulatory properties. Furthermore, the individual members of the gut microbiota have the potential to modulate the outcome of immune responses and shape the immunogenicity of differentiating moDCs via the activation of retinoic acid receptor alpha (RARα)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452291/bioavailability-of-iron-multi-amino-acid-chelate-preparation-in-mice-and-human-duodenal-hutu-80-cells
#18
Naroa Kajarabille, Catriona Brown, Anamaria Cucliciu, Gita Thapaliya, Gladys O Latunde-Dada
Strategies for preventing Fe deficiency include Fe supplementation and Fe fortification of foods. The absorption, metabolism and chemical characteristics of Fe multi-amino acid chelate (IMAAC) are not known. Absorption of IMAAC was compared with FeSO4 in Fe-depleted mice and in vitro chemical studies of the Fe supplement was performed in HuTu 80 cells. Hb repletion study was carried out in Fe-deficient CD1 mice that were fed for 10 d a diet supplemented with ferrous IMAAC or FeSO4. A control group of Fe-replete mice was fed a diet with adequate Fe concentrations throughout the study...
March 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450646/effect-of-mitotane-on-mouse-ovarian-follicle-development-and-fertility
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Federica Innocenti, Lidia Cerquetti, Serena Pezzilli, Barbara Bucci, Vincenzo Toscano, Rita Canipari, Antonio Stigliano
Mitotane (MTT) is an adrenolytic drug used in advanced and adjuvant treatment of adrenocortical carcinoma, in Cushing's disease and in ectopic syndrome. However, knowledge about its effects on the ovary is still scarce. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of MTT on the ovary using in vivo and in vitro models. The study was performed in CD1 mice and in the COV-434 human ovarian granulosa cell line. We examined ovarian morphology, follicle development, steroidogenesis and procreative function in mice and the effect of MTT on cell growth in vitro...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450265/construct-and-face-validity-of-a-new-model-for-the-three-hit-theory-of-depression-using-pacap-mutant-mice-on-cd1-background
#20
József Farkas, László Á Kovács, László Gáspár, Anna Nafz, Tamás Gaszner, Balázs Ujvári, Viktória Kormos, Valér Csernus, Hitoshi Hashimoto, Dóra Reglődi, Balázs Gaszner
Major depression is a common cause of chronic disability. Despite decades of efforts, no equivocally accepted animal model is available for studying depression. We tested the validity of a new model based on the three-hit concept of vulnerability and resilience. Genetic predisposition (hit 1, mutation of pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide, PACAP gene), early-life adversity (hit 2, 180-min maternal deprivation, MD180) and chronic variable mild stress (hit 3, CVMS) were combined. Physical, endocrinological, behavioral and functional morphological tools were used to validate the model...
April 25, 2017: Neuroscience
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