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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782315/tlr4-gene-expression-and-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-in-alzheimer-s-disease-and-in-response-to-hippocampal-deafferentation-in-rodents
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Justin Miron, Cynthia Picard, Josée Frappier, Doris Dea, Louise Théroux, Judes Poirier
One important aspect in Alzheimer's disease pathology is the presence of chronic inflammation. Considering its role as a key receptor in the microglial innate immune system, TLR4 was shown to regulate the binding and phagocytosis of amyloid plaques by microglia in several mouse models of amyloidosis, as well as the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines. To our knowledge, TLR4 and its association with cytokines have not been thoroughly examined in the brains of subjects affected with Alzheimer's disease. Using quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) in postmortem human brains, we observed increased expression for the TLR4 and TNF genes (p = 0...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781185/helper-t-cell-responses-and-pulmonary-fungal-infections
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REVIEW
Andrew J McDermott, Bruce S Klein
The mucosal surface of the respiratory tract encounters microbes, such as fungal particles, with every inhaled breath. When pathogenic fungi breach the physical barrier and innate immune system within the lung to establish an infection, adaptive immunity is engaged often in the form of helper CD4 T-cell responses. Type 1 responses, characterized by IFNγ production from CD4 cells, promote clearance of Histoplasma capsulatum and Cryptococcus neoformans infection. Likewise, IL-17A production from Th17 cells promotes immunity to Blastomyces dermatitidis and Coccidiodes species infection by recruiting neutrophils...
May 20, 2018: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780803/role-of-subclinical-gut-inflammation-in-the-pathogenesis-of-spondyloarthritis
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Aroldo Rizzo, Giuliana Guggino, Angelo Ferrante, Francesco Ciccia
Subclinical gut inflammation occurring in patients affected by spondyloarthritis (SpA) is correlated with the severity of spine inflammation. Several evidences indicate that dysbiosis occurs in SpA, and that may modulate intestinal permeability and intestinal immune responses. The presence of intestinal dysbiosis is accompanied in SpA patients with the presence of zonulin-dependent alterations of gut-epithelial and gut-vascular barriers. The leakage of epithelial and endothelial surface layers is followed by the translocation of bacterial products, such as lipopolysaccharide and intestinal fatty acid binding protein, in the systemic circulation...
2018: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780321/toll-like-receptor-2-signaling-and-current-approaches-for-therapeutic-modulation-in-synucleinopathies
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Ian F Caplan, Kathleen A Maguire-Zeiss
The innate immune response in the central nervous system (CNS) is implicated as both beneficial and detrimental to health. Integral to this process are microglia, the resident immune cells of the CNS. Microglia express a wide variety of pattern-recognition receptors, such as Toll-like receptors, that detect changes in the neural environment. The activation of microglia and the subsequent proinflammatory response has become increasingly relevant to synucleinopathies, including Parkinson's disease the second most prevalent neurodegenerative disease...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778740/alpha-1-antitrypsin-ameliorates-inflammation-and-neurodegeneration-in-the-diabetic-mouse-retina
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Gustavo Ortiz, Emiliano S Lopez, Juan P Salica, Constanza Potilinski, Mariano Fernández Acquier, Eduardo Chuluyan, Juan E Gallo
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is the most common cause of blindness in the working age population. Early events of DR are accompanied by neurodegeneration of the inner retina resulting in ganglion cell loss. These findings together with reduced retinal thickness are observed within the first weeks of experimental DR. Besides, an inflammatory process is triggered in DR in which the innate immune response plays a relevant role. Alpha 1 antitrypsin (AAT), an inhibitor of serine proteases, has shown anti-inflammatory properties in several diseases...
May 17, 2018: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778674/innate-effector-cells-in-angiogenesis-and-lymphangiogenesis
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Gilda Varricchi, Stefania Loffredo, Maria Rosaria Galdiero, Giancarlo Marone, Leonardo Cristinziano, Francescopaolo Granata, Gianni Marone
Angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis are distinct and complex processes requiring a finely tuned balance between stimulatory and inhibitory signals. During adulthood, angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis are activated at sites of tumor growth, tissue injury and remodeling, and chronic inflammation. Vascular endothelial growth factors (VEGFs), angiopoietin (ANGPTs) and a multitude of additional signaling molecules play distinct roles in the modulation of angiogenesis/lymphangiogenesis. VEGFs and ANGPTs activate specific tyrosine kinase receptor (e...
May 17, 2018: Current Opinion in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778503/autoinflammatory-mutation-in-nlrc4-reveals-an-lrr-lrr-oligomerization-interface
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Fiona Moghaddas, Ping Zeng, Yuxia Zhang, Heike Schützle, Sebastian Brenner, Sigrun R Hofmann, Reinhard Berner, Yuanbo Zhao, Bingtai Lu, Xiaoyun Chen, Li Zhang, Suyun Cheng, Stefan Winkler, Kai Lehmberg, Scott W Canna, Peter E Czabotar, Ian P Wicks, Dominic De Nardo, Christian M Hedrich, Huasong Zeng, Seth L Masters
BACKGROUND: Monogenic autoinflammatory disorders are characterised by dysregulation of the innate immune system, for example by gain-of-function mutations in inflammasome forming proteins such as NLRC4. OBJECTIVE: Here we investigate the mechanism by which a novel mutation in the leucine rich repeat (LRR) domain of NLRC4 (c.G1965C, p.W655C) contributes to autoinflammatory disease. METHODS: We studied two unrelated patients with early onset macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) harboring the same de novo mutation in NLRC4...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778193/single-nucleotide-variants-in-innate-immune-genes-associated-with-salmonella-shedding-and-colonization-in-swine-on-commercial-farms
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Margaret H Ainslie-Garcia, Abdolvahab Farzan, Mohsen Jafarikia, Brandon N Lillie
Foodborne human salmonellosis is an important food safety concern worldwide. Food-producing animals are one of the major sources of human salmonellosis, and thus control of Salmonella at the farm level could reduce Salmonella spread in the food supply system. Genetic selection of pigs with resistance to Salmonella infection may be one way to control Salmonella on swine farms. The objective of this study was to investigate the association between genetic variants in the porcine innate immune system with on-farm Salmonella shedding and Salmonella colonization tested at slaughter...
June 2018: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777721/pentraxins-crp-i-and-crp-ii-are-post-translationally-deiminated-and-differ-in-tissue-specificity-in-cod-gadus-morhua-l-ontogeny
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Bergljót Magnadóttir, Polly Hayes, Berglind Gísladóttir, Birkir Þór Bragason, Mariya Hristova, Anthony P Nicholas, Sigríður Guðmundsdóttir, Sigrun Lange
Pentraxins are fluid phase pattern recognition molecules that form an important part of the innate immune defence and are conserved between fish and human. In Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua L.), two pentraxin-like proteins have been described, CRP-I and CRP-II. Here we show for the first time that these two CRP forms are post-translationally deiminated (an irreversible conversion of arginine to citrulline) and differ with respect to tissue specific localisation in cod ontogeny from 3 to 84 days post hatching. While both forms are expressed in liver, albeit at temporally differing levels, CRP-I shows a strong association with nervous tissue while CRP-II is strongly associated to mucosal tissues of gut and skin...
May 16, 2018: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777028/microrna-302-cluster-downregulates-enterovirus-71-induced-innate-immune-response-by-targeting-kpna2
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Nanfang Peng, Xuecheng Yang, Chengliang Zhu, Li Zhou, Haisheng Yu, Mengqi Li, Yong Lin, Xueyu Wang, Qian Li, Yinglong She, Jun Wang, Qian Zhao, Mengji Lu, Ying Zhu, Shi Liu
Enterovirus 71 (EV71) induces significantly elevated levels of cytokines and chemokines, leading to local or systemic inflammation and severe complications. As shown in our previous study, microRNA (miR) 302c regulates influenza A virus-induced IFN expression by targeting NF-κB-inducing kinase. However, little is known about the role of the miR-302 cluster in EV71-mediated proinflammatory responses. In this study, we found that the miR-302 cluster controls EV71-induced cytokine expression. Further studies demonstrated that karyopherin α2 (KPNA2) is a direct target of the miR-302 cluster...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776615/a-new-and-efficient-culture-method-for-porcine-bone-marrow-derived-m1-and-m2-polarized-macrophages
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Jiye Gao, Maaike R Scheenstra, Albert van Dijk, Edwin J A Veldhuizen, Henk P Haagsman
BACKGROUND: Macrophages play an important role in the innate immune system as part of the mononuclear phagocyte system (MPS). They have a pro-inflammatory signature (M1-polarized macrophages) or anti-inflammatory signature (M2-polarized macrophages) based on expression of surface receptors and secretion of cytokines. However, very little is known about the culture of macrophages from pigs and more specific about the M1 and M2 polarization in vitro. METHODS: Porcine monocytes or mononuclear bone marrow cells were used to culture M1- and M2-polarized macrophages in the presence of GM-CSF and M-CSF, respectively...
June 2018: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775636/epithelial-proliferation-in-inflammatory-skin-disease-is-regulated-by-ttc7-in-fibroblasts-and-lymphocytes
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Ursina Nüesch, Andrea A Mauracher, Lennart Opitz, Benjamin Volkmer, Katarzyna Michalak-Mićka, Jivko Kamarachev, Tom Hartwig, Ernst Reichmann, Burkhard Becher, Stefano Vavassori, Jana Pachlopnik Schmid
BACKGROUND: Mutations in tetratricopeptide repeat domain 7A (TTC7A) and its mouse orthologue Ttc7 result in a multisystemic disease, mostly affecting epithelial barriers and the immune system. Despite successful hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, ongoing progression of gastrointestinal manifestations can be life-threatening in TTC7A-deficient patients. OBJECTIVE: To identify whether TTC7A mutations dysregulate epithelial cells only, or whether a cell-intrinsic defect in lymphocytes or other cells contributes to disease manifestations...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773275/periodic-fever-syndromes
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REVIEW
Helen J Lachmann
Periodic fever syndromes are autoinflammatory diseases. The majority present in infancy or childhood and are characterised by recurrent episodes of fever and systemic inflammation that occur in the absence of autoantibody production or identifiable infection. The best recognised disorders include CAPS, FMF, TRAPS and MKD. Understanding the molecular pathogenesis of these disorders provides unique insights into the regulation of innate immunity. Diagnosis relies on clinical acumen and is supported by genetic testing...
August 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773270/systemic-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-new-insights-into-pathogenesis-and-cytokine-directed-therapies
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Manuela Pardeo, Claudia Bracaglia, Fabrizio De Benedetti
Systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sJIA) is considered as a polygenic autoinflammatory disease. The prominent systemic clinical features, the marked elevation of inflammatory markers, and the absence of autoantibodies make this disease very different from the other juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) forms. Innate immune mechanisms appear to play a central role: the overproduction of inflammatory cytokines of innate immunity is a typical feature of sJIA. Increased understanding of the role of these cytokines has been translated into therapeutic approaches...
August 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773170/iron-and-innate-antimicrobial-immunity-depriving-the-pathogen-defending-the-host
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Manfred Nairz, Stefanie Dichtl, Andrea Schroll, David Haschka, Piotr Tymoszuk, Igor Theurl, Günter Weiss
The acute-phase response is triggered by the presence of infectious agents and danger signals which indicate hazards for the integrity of the mammalian body. One central feature of this response is the sequestration of iron into storage compartments including macrophages. This limits the availability of this essential nutrient for circulating pathogens, a host defence strategy known as 'nutritional immunity'. Iron metabolism and the immune response are intimately linked. In infections, the availability of iron affects both the efficacy of antimicrobial immune pathways and pathogen proliferation...
July 2018: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772735/antibiofilm-peptides-and-peptidomimetics-with-focus-on-surface-immobilization
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REVIEW
Athina Andrea, Natalia Molchanova, Håvard Jenssen
Bacterial biofilms pose a major threat to public health, as they are associated with at least two thirds of all infections. They are highly resilient and render conventional antibiotics inefficient. As a part of the innate immune system, antimicrobial peptides have drawn attention within the last decades, as some of them are able to eradicate biofilms at sub-minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) levels. However, peptides possess a number of disadvantages, such as susceptibility to proteolytic degradation, pH and/or salinity-dependent activity and loss of activity due to binding to serum proteins...
May 16, 2018: Biomolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772089/microevolutionary-selection-dynamics-acting-on-immune-genes-of-the-green-veined-white-butterfly-pieris-napi
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Naomi L P Keehnen, Jason Hill, Sören Nylin, Christopher W Wheat
Insects rely on their innate immune system to successfully mediate complex interactions with their microbiota, as well as the microbes present in the environment. Previous work has shown that components of the canonical immune gene repertoire evolve rapidly and have evolutionary characteristics originating from interactions with fast-evolving microorganisms. Although these interactions are likely to vary among populations, there is a poor understanding of the microevolutionary dynamics of immune genes, especially in non-Dipteran insects...
May 17, 2018: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771921/mosquito-saliva-alone-has-profound-effects-on-the-human-immune-system
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Megan B Vogt, Anismrita Lahon, Ravi P Arya, Alexander R Kneubehl, Jennifer L Spencer Clinton, Silke Paust, Rebecca Rico-Hesse
Mosquito saliva is a very complex concoction of >100 proteins, many of which have unknown functions. The effects of mosquito saliva proteins injected into our skin during blood feeding have been studied mainly in mouse models of injection or biting, with many of these systems producing results that may not be relevant to human disease. Here, we describe the numerous effects that mosquito bites have on human immune cells in mice engrafted with human hematopoietic stem cells. We used flow cytometry and multiplex cytokine bead array assays, with detailed statistical analyses, to detect small but significant variations in immune cell functions after 4 mosquitoes fed on humanized mice footpads...
May 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771496/what-can-pleiotropic-proteins-in-innate-immunity-teach-us-about-bioconjugation-and-molecular-design
#19
Michelle W Lee, Ernest Y Lee, Gerard C L Wong
A common bioengineering strategy to add function to a given molecule is by conjugation of a new moiety onto that molecule. Adding multiple functions in this way becomes increasingly challenging and leads to composite molecules with larger molecular weights. In this review, we attempt to gain a new perspective by looking at this problem in reverse, by examining nature's strategies of multiplexing different functions into the same pleiotropic molecule using emerging analysis techniques such as machine learning...
May 17, 2018: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771278/a-pelota-like-gene-regulates-root-development-and-defence-responses-in-rice
#20
Wona Ding, Jing Wu, Jin Ye, Wenjuan Zheng, Shanshan Wang, Xinni Zhu, Jiaqin Zhou, Zhichong Pan, Botao Zhang, Shihua Zhu
Background and Aims: Pelota (Pelo) are evolutionarily conserved genes reported to be involved in ribosome rescue, cell cycle control and meiotic cell division. However, there is little known about their function in plants. The aim of this study was to elucidate the function of an ethylmethane sulphonate (EMS)-derived mutation of a Pelo-like gene in rice (named Ospelo). Methods: A dysfunctional mutant was used to characterize the function of OsPelo. Analyses of its expression and sub-cellular localization were performed...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Botany
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