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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065853/sitagliptin-inhibit-human-lymphocytes-proliferation-and-th1-th17-differentiation-in-vitro
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Marcelo Maia Pinheiro, Caroline Lais Stoppa, Claudete Justina Valduga, Cristina Eunice Okuyama, Renata Gorjão, Regina Mara Silva Pereira, Susana Nogueira Diniz
Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors are a new class of anti-diabetic agents that are widely used in clinical practice to improve glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes. DPP-4 is also known as lymphocyte cell surface protein, CD26, and plays an important role in T-cell immunity. Recent studies suggest that DPP-4 inhibitors improve beta-cell function and attenuate autoimmunity in type 1 diabetic mouse models. To investigate the direct effect of DPP4 in immune response, human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) from healthy volunteers were obtained by Ficoll gradient and cultivated in the absence (control) or presence of phytohemagglutinin (PHA), or stimulated with PHA and treated with sitagliptin...
January 5, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064069/immunization-with-leishmania-donovani-protein-disulfide-isomerase-dna-construct-induces-th1-and-th17-dependent-immune-response-and-protection-against-experimental-visceral-leishmaniasis-in-balb-c-mice
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Ajay Amit, Vijayamahantesh, Manas R Dikhit, Ashish Kumar Singh, Vikash Kumar, Shashi S Suman, Ashu Singh, Akhilesh Kumar, Ajit Kumar Thakur, Vidyanand Ravi Das, Pradeep Das, Sanjiva Bimal
In the present study, the efficacy of Leishmania donovani protein disulfide isomerase (LdPDI) as a DNA vaccine was evaluated in BALB/C mice. Mice immunized with the LdPDI-DNA construct were found to be the most immuno-reactive, as the construct induced higher T-cell proliferation. The increased T-cell proliferation was associated with a substantial rise in Th1 and Th17+ CD4 cell response and triggered a higher proportion of CD8+ T cells for the release of interferon-gamma along with a reduced splenic parasite load on Days20 and 60 post challenge (PC)...
January 5, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043584/increased-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-antigen-induced-gene-expression-of-interferon-gamma-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-and-interleukin-6-in-patients-with-diabetes
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Kiran I Masood, Muhammad Irfan, Qamar Masood, Bushra Jamil, Shoaib Rao, Maryam Rahim, Zahra Hasan
INTRODUCTION: Pakistan ranks fifth in high tuberculosis (TB)-burden countries and seventh among countries with high prevalence rates of diabetes mellitus (DM). DM is a risk factor for TB and worsens disease outcomes. Furthermore, Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) infection can induce glucose intolerance and worsen glycemic control in diabetes. Suppressor of cytokine signaling (SOCS)-1 and -3 molecules regulate cytokine signaling and are important in maintaining an immune balance. In TB, interleukin (IL)-6 upregulation induces SOCS3, which is also a negative regulator of insulin signaling...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966686/a-microchip-electrophoresis-based-fluorescence-signal-amplification-strategy-for-highly-sensitive-detection-of-biomolecules
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Yingfeng Qin, Liangliang Zhang, Shuting Li, Jingjin Zhao, Yong Huang, Shulin Zhao, Yi-Ming Liu
We have developed a microchip electrophoresis (MCE)-based fluorescence signal amplification strategy as a universal MCE method for the detection of trace biomolecules. This strategy exhibits high sensitivity and specificity for target molecules, and has been applied for the detection of interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) in human plasma with satisfactory results.
December 22, 2016: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940366/identification-and-functional-analysis-of-dual-specificity-map-kinase-phosphatase-6-gene-dusp6-in-response-to-immune-challenges-in-japanese-flounder-paralichthys-olivaceus
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Shuo Li, Weijiao Peng, Gaixiang Hao, Jiafang Li, Xuyun Geng, Jinsheng Sun
Dual-specificity phosphatase 6 (Dusp6) is a member of mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) phosphatases that play crucial roles in regulating MAPK signaling and immune response. The immunological relevance of Dusp6 in fish, however, remains largely uncharacterized. In the present study, a full-length Japanese flounder dusp6 cDNA ortholog, termed PoDusp6, was identified and characterized from Paralichthys olivaceus. The deduced PoDusp6 protein is comprised of 383 amino acids with a conserved N-terminal regulatory rhodanese homology domain and a C-terminal catalytic domain...
December 8, 2016: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927222/tollip-an-early-regulator-of-the-acute-inflammatory-response-in-the-substantia-nigra
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Marie Humbert-Claude, D Duc, D Dwir, L Thieren, J Sandström von Tobel, C Begka, F Legueux, D Velin, M H Maillard, K Q Do, F Monnet-Tschudi, L Tenenbaum
BACKGROUND: Tollip is a ubiquitously expressed protein, originally described as a modulator of the IL-1R/TLR-NF-κB signaling pathways. Although this property has been well characterized in peripheral cells, and despite some evidence of its expression in the central nervous system, the role of Tollip in neuroinflammation remains poorly understood. The present study sought to explore the implication of Tollip in inflammation in the substantia nigra pars compacta, the structure affected in Parkinson's disease...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926863/chronic-infection-depletes-hematopoietic-stem-cells-through-stress-induced-terminal-differentiation
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Katie A Matatall, Mira Jeong, Siyi Chen, Deqiang Sun, Fengju Chen, Qianxing Mo, Marek Kimmel, Katherine Y King
Chronic infections affect a third of the world's population and can cause bone marrow suppression, a severe condition that increases mortality from infection. To uncover the basis for infection-associated bone marrow suppression, we conducted repeated infection of WT mice with Mycobacterium avium. After 4-6 months, mice became pancytopenic. Their hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) were severely depleted and displayed interferon gamma (IFN-γ) signaling-dependent defects in self-renewal. There was no evidence of increased HSPC mobilization or apoptosis...
December 6, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863906/post-translational-control-of-intracellular-pathogen-sensing-pathways
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Cindy Chiang, Michaela U Gack
Mammalian cells recognize virus-derived nucleic acids using a defined set of intracellular sensors including the DNA sensors cyclic GMP-AMP (cGAMP) synthase (cGAS) and interferon gamma (IFNγ)-inducible protein 16 (IFI16) as well as viral RNA receptors of the retinoic acid-inducible gene I (RIG-I)-like receptor (RLR) family. Following innate immune recognition, these sensors launch an immune response that is characterized by the transcriptional upregulation of many antiviral molecules, including proinflammatory cytokines, chemokines, and IFN-stimulated genes...
January 2017: Trends in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853137/cug-binding-protein-1-regulates-hsc-activation-and-liver-fibrogenesis
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Xingxin Wu, Xudong Wu, Yuxiang Ma, Fenli Shao, Yang Tan, Tao Tan, Liyun Gu, Yang Zhou, Beicheng Sun, Yang Sun, Xuefeng Wu, Qiang Xu
Excessive activation of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) is a key step in liver fibrogenesis. Here we report that CUG-binding protein 1 (CUGBP1) expression is elevated in HSCs and positively correlates with liver fibrosis severity in human liver biopsies. Transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β) selectively increases CUGBP1 expression in cultured HSCs in a p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK)-dependent manner. Knockdown of CUGBP1 inhibits alpha smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) expression and promotes interferon gamma (IFN-γ) production in HSCs in vitro...
November 17, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834206/stat1-signaling-in-astrocytes-is-essential-for-control-of-infection-in-the-central-nervous-system
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Shinya Hidano, Louise M Randall, Lucas Dawson, Hans K Dietrich, Christoph Konradt, Peter J Klover, Beena John, Tajie H Harris, Qun Fang, Bradley Turek, Takashi Kobayashi, Lothar Hennighausen, Daniel P Beiting, Anita A Koshy, Christopher A Hunter
: The local production of gamma interferon (IFN-γ) is important to control Toxoplasma gondii in the brain, but the basis for these protective effects is not fully understood. The studies presented here reveal that the ability of IFN-γ to inhibit parasite replication in astrocytes in vitro is dependent on signal transducer and activator of transcription 1 (STAT1) and that mice that specifically lack STAT1 in astrocytes are unable to limit parasite replication in the central nervous system (CNS)...
November 8, 2016: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825337/reno-protective-effect-and-mechanism-study-of-huang-lian-jie-du-decoction-on-lupus-nephritis-mrl-lpr-mice
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Xiaoli Nie, Rong Deng, Lei Xiang, Pingping Jiang, Qi Xue
BACKGROUND: Huang Lian Jie Du Decoction (HLJDD), a very famous traditional Chinese medicinal prescription, has been used for heat dissipation and detoxification in China. This study was aimed to evaluate the reno-protective effects of HLJDD against lupus nephritis (LN) in vivo in MRL/lpr mice. METHODS: Animals were administered orally every day for eight consecutive weeks except the mice of normal group and model group. Organ indexes, serum interleukin-6 (IL-6), interleukin-10 (IL-10), interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) and the anti-double stranded DNA (anti-dsDNA) antibody were tested, respectively...
November 9, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824650/vsl-3-probiotic-stimulates-t-cell-protein-tyrosine-phosphatase-mediated-recovery-of-ifn-%C3%AE-induced-intestinal-epithelial-barrier-defects
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Moorthy Krishnan, Harrison M Penrose, Nilay N Shah, Ronald R Marchelletta, Declan F McCole
BACKGROUND: VSL#3 is a probiotic compound that has been used in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. T-cell protein tyrosine phosphatase (TCPTP) is the protein product of the inflammatory bowel disease candidate gene, PTPN2, and we have previously shown that it protects epithelial barrier function. The aim of this study was to investigate whether VSL#3 improves intestinal epithelial barrier function against the effects of the inflammatory bowel disease-associated proinflammatory cytokine, interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) through activation of TCPTP...
December 2016: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817193/effect-of-microrna-155-on-the-interferon-gamma-signaling-pathway-in-biliary-atresia
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Yu-An Hsu, Chih-Hung Lin, Hui-Ju Lin, Chi-Chun Huang, Hsiu-Chu Lin, Ying-Chi Chen, Ching-Yao Chang, Su-Hua Huang, Jane-Ming Lin, Kuan-Rong Lee, Lei Wan
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are ~22-nucleotide long RNAs that negatively regulate gene expression and inflammatory responses in eukaryotes. The aim of this work was to evaluate the roles of miRNA (miR)-155 on the interferon-γ (IFN-γ)-induced response in biliary atresia (BA), which is the most common form of pediatric chronic liver disease and a leading indication for pediatric liver transplantation. The expression of miR-155 and the suppressor of cytokine signaling 1 (SOCS1) gene in human and mice liver tissues of BA and healthy controls was evaluated...
31, 2016: Chinese Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795415/interferon-regulatory-factor-1-and-type-i-interferon-cooperate-to-control-acute-gammaherpesvirus-infection
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Wadzanai P Mboko, Michaela M Rekow, Mitchell P Ledwith, Philip T Lange, Kaitlin E Schmitz, Sean Anderson, Vera L Tarakanova
: Gammaherpesviruses are ubiquitous pathogens that establish lifelong infection in >95% of adults worldwide and are associated with a variety of malignancies. Coevolution of gammaherpesviruses with their hosts has resulted in an intricate relationship between the virus and the host immune system, and perturbation of the virus-host balance results in pathology. Interferon regulatory factor 1 (IRF-1) is a tumor suppressor that is also involved in the regulation of innate and adaptive immune responses...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784631/structural-and-functional-annotation-of-human-fam26f-a-multifaceted-protein-having-a-critical-role-in-the-immune-system
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Uzma Malik, Aneela Javed, Amjad Ali, Kashif Asghar
BACKGROUND: Human immune system is a complex amalgam of a greatly diverse ensemble comprising of various cellular and non-cellular components, including proteins. FAM26F (family with sequence similarity 26, member F) is a relatively recently identified gene reported to play important role in diverse immune responses. Numerous studies have reported FAM26F to be differentially expressed in several viral, bacterial and parasitic infections, in certain pathophysiological conditions such as heart and liver transplantation, and in several cancers...
January 15, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771055/induction-of-functional-interferon-alpha-and-gamma-responses-during-acute-infection-of-cattle-with-non-cytopathic-bovine-viral-diarrhea-virus
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Brenden Van Wyk, Marlene Snider, Erin Scruten, Sylvia van Drunen Littel-van den Hurk, Scott Napper
As a part of their pathogenic mechanism, many pathogens causing persistent infections, including bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV), immunosuppress their hosts, often by limiting the ability to either produce, or respond to, interferon. The objective of this study was to quantify the extent to which an acute infection of cattle with a non-cytopathic strain of BVDV induces interferon responses and to establish the functionality of these responses. Functionality of responses was investigated using a bovine specific peptide array to monitor kinase-mediated signal transduction activity within peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) at time points corresponding to the interferon gamma (IFN-γ) and alpha (IFN-α) responsive phases of acute BVDV infection...
November 15, 2016: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762732/epithelial-cells-secrete-interferon-%C3%AE-which-suppresses-expression-of-receptor-activator-of-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-ligand-in-human-mandibular-osteoblast-like-cells
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Pakchisa Khonsuphap, Prasit Pavasant, Rizky Aditya Irwandi, Chidchanok Leethanakul, Anjalee Vacharaksa
BACKGROUND: Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) accumulates in inflamed periodontal tissue and induces the receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa-B ligand (RANKL)-RANK-osteoprotegerin (OPG) signaling associated with bone resorption. Although oral epithelial cells maintain tissue homeostasis, the role of these cells in RANKL regulation remains unknown. METHODS: To mimic inflamed condition, RANKL upregulation in human mandibular osteoblast-like cells (HMOBs) were stimulated with PGE2...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751819/a-fumigaclavine-c-isostere-alleviates-th1-mediated-experimental-colitis-via-competing-with-ifn-%C3%AE-for-binding-to-ifn-%C3%AE-receptor-1
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Yang Tan, Xingxin Wu, Jing Sun, Wenjie Guo, Fangyuan Gong, Fenli Shao, Tao Tan, Yi Cao, Bingfeng Zheng, Yanhong Gu, Yang Sun, Qiang Xu
Interferon gamma (IFN-γ) signaling in T cells plays an important role in developing T helper 1 (Th1)-mediated inflammation. Selective regulation of IFN-γ signaling is an attractive strategy for treating Th1-mediated immune diseases. In this study, we aimed to explore possible means of targeting IFN-γ signaling by using small molecule compound. A synthetic small molecule FC9 was identified as it selectively inhibited IFN-γ signaling in T cells without suppressing interleukin 4 (IL-4) signaling. Furthermore, FC9 inhibited IFN-γ-induced Janus kinase 2 (JAK2) activation via competing with IFN-γ for binding to IFN-γ receptor 1 (IFN-γ R1)...
January 1, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734406/regulation-of-ifn-%C3%AE-expression
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John Fenimore, Howard A Young
Interferon gamma, referred to here as IFN-γ, is a major component in immunological cell signaling and is a critical regulatory protein for overall immune system function. First discovered in 1965 (Wheelock Science 149: (3681)310-311, 1965), IFN-γ is the only Type II interferon identified. Its expression is both positively and negatively controlled by different factors. In this chapter, we will review the transcriptional and post-transcriptional control of IFN-γ expression. In the transcriptional control part, the regular activators and suppressors are summarized, we will also focus on the epigenetic control, such as chromosome access, DNA methylation, and histone acetylation...
2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733811/proinflammatory-cytokines-decrease-the-expression-of-genes-critical-for-rpe-function
#20
R Krishnan Kutty, William Samuel, Kaifa Boyce, Aswini Cherukuri, Todd Duncan, Cynthia Jaworski, Chandrasekharam N Nagineni, T Michael Redmond
PURPOSE: Proinflammatory cytokines interferon gamma (IFN-γ), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), and interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β) secreted by infiltrating lymphocytes or macrophages may play a role in triggering RPE dysfunction associated with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Binding of these proinflammatory cytokines to their specific receptors residing on the RPE cell surface can activate signaling pathways that, in turn, may dysregulate cellular gene expression. The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether IFN-γ, TNF-α, and IL-1β have an adverse effect on the expression of genes essential for RPE function, employing the RPE cell line ARPE-19 as a model system...
2016: Molecular Vision
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