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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149705/toll-like-receptor-4-deficiency-increases-resistance-in-sepsis-induced-immune-dysfunction
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Chao Cao, Yanfen Chai, Songtao Shou, Jun Wang, Ying Huang, Tao Ma
Sepsis constitutes a serious life-threatening syndrome associated with complications of deregulated inflammatory response against endotoxin/lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-mediated severe infection. Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) plays a critical role in the activation of innate immunity through recognition of LPS. However, the impact of TLR4 signaling on the development of sepsis-induced immune dysfunction remains unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of TLR4 on regulatory T cells (Tregs) and its potential mechanism...
November 14, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140265/anti-inflammatory-potential-of-1-nitro-2-phenylethylene
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Michelle A Sugimoto, Márcia de Jesus Amazonas da Silva, Larissa Froede Brito, Rosivaldo Dos Santos Borges, Flávio Almeida Amaral, Ana Paula de Araujo Boleti, Maritza Echevarria Ordoñez, Jose Carlos Tavares, Lirlandia Pires Sousa, Emerson Silva Lima
Inflammation is a reaction of the host to infectious or sterile stimuli and has the physiological purpose of restoring tissue homeostasis. However, uncontrolled or unresolved inflammation can lead to tissue damage, giving rise to a plethora of chronic inflammatory diseases, including metabolic syndrome and autoimmunity pathologies with eventual loss of organ function. Beta-nitrostyrene and its derivatives are known to have several biological activities, including anti-edema, vasorelaxant, antiplatelet, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer...
November 15, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132140/mitochondria-targeted-peptide-attenuates-mitochondrial-dysfunction-controls-inflammation-and-protects-against-spinal-cord-injury-induced-lung-injury
#3
Liu-Long Zhu, Mao-Qiang Li, Fan He, Shao-Bo Zhou, Wu Jiang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a common and devastating disease, which results in systemic inflammatory response syndrome and secondary lung injury. Mitochondrial dysfunction and inflammation are closely related to lung injury in diverse disease models. No studies have demonstrated the effects of mitochondrial targeted peptide SS-31 in a mouse model of SCI-induced lung injury. METHODS: Immediately after injury, mice in the treatment groups received a daily, single-dose intraperitoneal injection of SS-31 and for the next 2 days...
November 13, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124251/trail-deletion-prevents-liver-but-not-adipose-tissue-inflammation-during-murine-diet-induced-obesity
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Petra Hirsova, Peggy Weng, Warda Salim, Steven F Bronk, Thomas S Griffith, Samar H Ibrahim, Gregory J Gores
Background & Aim: TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) and its cognate receptor(s) are upregulated in human and murine nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). However, the consequence of this enhanced expression on NASH pathogenesis remains unclear. TRAIL may either accentuate liver injury by promoting hepatic steatosis and inflammation, or it may mitigate the disease process by improving systemic insulin resistance and averting hepatic fibrosis. Herein, we investigated the role of TRAIL in an obesity-induced murine model of NASH...
September 2017: Hepatol Commun
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106401/irf3-and-type-i-interferons-fuel-a-fatal-response-to-myocardial-infarction
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Kevin R King, Aaron D Aguirre, Yu-Xiang Ye, Yuan Sun, Jason D Roh, Richard P Ng, Rainer H Kohler, Sean P Arlauckas, Yoshiko Iwamoto, Andrej Savol, Ruslan I Sadreyev, Mark Kelly, Timothy P Fitzgibbons, Katherine A Fitzgerald, Timothy Mitchison, Peter Libby, Matthias Nahrendorf, Ralph Weissleder
Interferon regulatory factor 3 (IRF3) and type I interferons (IFNs) protect against infections and cancer, but excessive IRF3 activation and type I IFN production cause autoinflammatory conditions such as Aicardi-Goutières syndrome and STING-associated vasculopathy of infancy (SAVI). Myocardial infarction (MI) elicits inflammation, but the dominant molecular drivers of MI-associated inflammation remain unclear. Here we show that ischemic cell death and uptake of cell debris by macrophages in the heart fuel a fatal response to MI by activating IRF3 and type I IFN production...
November 6, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105353/histopathological-aspects-of-cardiovascular-lesions-in-kawasaki-disease
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Kei Takahashi, Toshiaki Oharaseki, Yuki Yokouchi
Kawasaki disease (KD) is the commonest vasculitic syndrome. It affects medium-sized arteries, principally the coronary arteries. Histologically, coronary arteritis begins at 6 to 8 days after the onset of KD and the inflammation rapidly involves all layers of the artery. This results in severe damage to the structural components of the artery leading to arterial dilation. The inflammatory infiltrate in KD arteritis is characterized predominantly by infiltration of monocytes and macrophages. Activated neutrophils, monocytes and macrophages are believed to be involved in the initial stage of coronary arteritis...
November 3, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103685/cholesterol-25-hydroxylase-is-an-interferon-inducible-factor-that-protects-against-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-infection
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Zhongbao Song, Qiaoya Zhang, Xuewei Liu, Juan Bai, Yongxiang Zhao, Xianwei Wang, Ping Jiang
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), a single-stranded, positive-sense RNA virus of the Arteriviridae family, has become a global health threat for swine. Cholesterol 25-hydroxylase (CH25H) is an enzyme that catalyzes oxidation of cholesterol to 25-hydroxycholesterol (25HC). The purpose of this study was to explore the antiviral activity of CH25H against PRRSV infection. We found that CH25H was induced by interferon-α and PRRSV in Marc-145 monkey kidney cells. In addition, CH25H and 25HC significantly inhibited PRRSV infection by preventing virus entry...
October 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101248/increased-circulating-interleukin-8-in-patients-with-resistance-to-thyroid-hormone-receptor-%C3%AE
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Anne H van der Spek, Olga V Surovtseva, Saskia Aan, Anton T J Tool, Annemarie van de Geer, Korcan Demir, Anja L M van Gucht, A S Paul van Trotsenburg, Timo K van den Berg, Eric Fliers, Anita Boelen
Innate immune cells have recently been identified as novel thyroid hormone (TH) target cells in which intracellular TH levels appear to play an important functional role. The possible involvement of TH receptor alpha (TRα), which is the predominant TR in these cells, has not been studied to date. Studies in TRα(0/0) mice suggest a role for this receptor in innate immune function. The aim of this study was to determine whether TRα affects the human innate immune response. We assessed circulating interleukin-8 concentrations in a cohort of 8 patients with resistance to TH due to a mutation of TRα (RTHα) and compared these results to healthy controls...
November 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099692/macrophage-activation-syndrome-associated-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-treated-successfully-with-the-combination-of-steroid-pulse-immunoglobulin-and-tacrolimus
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Natsuki Aoyama-Maeda, Taro Horino, Osamu Ichii, Yoshio Terada
Macrophage activation syndrome (MAS), a variant of secondary hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, is a potentially life-threatening complication of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. We present a case of MAS as a rare manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus. Although initial treatment with corticosteroid, with or without cyclosporine A, is justified in patients with MAS, evidence regarding the effectiveness of this treatment protocol remains to be clarified. Our patient was successfully treated with a combination of intravenous immunoglobulin therapy and intravenous methyl predonisolone pulse therapy, which was followed by a course of oral prednisolone and oral tacrolimus...
November 1, 2017: Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Revue Roumaine de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098546/silymarin-mitigates-lung-impairments-in-a-rat-model-of-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Zhongming Zhu, Gengyun Sun
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a deadly disease and lacks effective treatments. Inflammation and oxidative stress play key roles in ARDS development. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of pretreatment of silymarin, which has capacities of anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative stress, in ARDS. We used lipopolysaccharide (LPS) to generate an ARDS rat model, which was pretreated with silymarin. Lung wet/dry ratio and broncho-alveolar lavage fluid (BALF) analyses were performed. Histological changes of the lungs were evaluated using hematoxylin and eosin staining...
November 2, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093656/functional-defects-in-type-3-innate-lymphoid-cells-and-classical-monocytes-in-a-patient-with-hyper-ige-syndrome
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Yuna Chang, Sung-Yoon Kang, Jihyun Kim, Hye-Ryun Kang, Hye Young Kim
Hyper-IgE syndrome (HIES) is a very rare primary immune deficiency characterized by elevated serum IgE levels, recurrent bacterial infections, chronic dermatitis, and connective tissue abnormalities. Autosomal dominant (AD) HIES involves a mutation in signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) that leads to an impaired TH17 response. STAT3 signaling is also involved in the function of RORγt(+) type 3 innate lymphoid cells (ILC3s) and RORγt(+)TH17 cells. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of innate immune cells such as innate lymphoid cells (ILCs), granulocytes, and monocytes in a patient with HIES...
October 2017: Immune Network
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079750/skin-dendritic-cell-and-t-cell-activation-associated-with-dengue-shock-syndrome
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Huynh Thi Le Duyen, Daniela Cerny, Dinh The Trung, Jassia Pang, Sumathy Velumani, Ying Xiu Toh, Phan Tu Qui, Nguyen Van Hao, Cameron Simmons, Muzlifah Haniffa, Bridget Wills, Katja Fink
The pathogenesis of severe dengue remains unclear, particularly the mechanisms underlying the plasma leakage that results in hypovolaemic shock in a small proportion of individuals. Maximal leakage occurs several days after peak viraemia implicating immunological pathways. Skin is a highly vascular organ and also an important site of immune reactions with a high density of dendritic cells (DCs), macrophages and T cells. We obtained skin biopsies and contemporaneous blood samples from patients within 24 hours of onset of dengue shock syndrome (DSS), and from healthy controls...
October 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077164/macrophage-activation-syndrome-as-a-complication-of-juvenile-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Q An, M-W Jin, X-J An, S-M Xu, L Wang
OBJECTIVE: Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), also known as juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), is a rare autoimmune joint disorder of children. The concrete causes for the prevalence of the above pathological state are still unknown. In other words, it is an arthritis affecting mainly children and adolescents. Clinically, it has 3 different clinical subtypes. JRA patients are often noticed with some confirmed symptoms including coagulopathy, disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) with hepatosplenomegaly, fall in erythrocyte sedimentation rate and higher levels of liver enzymes leading to a life-threatening outcome...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070690/genotype-2-strains-of-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-dysregulate-alveolar-macrophage-cytokine-production-via-the-unfolded-protein-response
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Wei-Yu Chen, William M Schniztlein, Gabriela Calzada-Nova, Federico A Zuckermann
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) infects alveolar macrophages (AMΦ) causing dysregulated interferon (IFN)-α and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α production through a mechanism(s) yet to be resolved. Here, we show that AMΦ infected with PRRSV secreted a reduced quantity of IFN-α following the cell exposure to synthetic dsRNA. This reduction did not correlate with reduced IFNA1 gene transcription. Rather, it coincided with two events that occurred late during infection and were indicative of translational attenuation, specifically, the activation of eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2α (eIF2α), and the appearance of stress granules...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069651/staphylococcus-aureus-%C3%AE-toxin-induces-inflammatory-cytokines-via-lysosomal-acid-sphingomyelinase-and-ceramides
#15
Jie Ma, Erich Gulbins, Michael J Edwards, Charles C Caldwell, Martin Fraunholz, Katrin Anne Becker
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) infections are a major clinical problem and range from mild skin and soft-tissue infections to severe and even lethal infections such as pneumonia, endocarditis, sepsis, osteomyelitis, and toxic shock syndrome. Toxins that are released from S. aureus mediate many of these effects. Here, we aimed to identify molecular mechanisms how α-toxin, a major S. aureus toxin, induces inflammation. METHODS: Macrophages were isolated from the bone marrow of wildtype and acid sphingomyelinase-deficient mice, stimulated with S...
October 25, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061706/nlrp3-is-a-critical-regulator-of-inflammation-and-innate-immune-cell-response-during-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-infection
#16
Jesus A Segovia, Te-Hung Chang, Vicki T Winter, Jacqueline J Coalson, Marianna P Cagle, Lavanya Pandranki, Santanu Bose, Joel B Baseman, Thirumalai R Kannan
Mycoplasma pneumoniae is an atypical bacterial respiratory pathogen known to cause a range of airway inflammation and lung and extrapulmonary pathologies. We recently reported that an M. pneumoniae-derived ADP-ribosylating and vacuolating toxin called Community-Acquired Respiratory Distress Syndrome (CARDS) toxin is capable of triggering NLRP3 (NLR-family, leucine-rich repeat protein 3) inflammasome activation and interleukin-1β secretion in macrophages. However, it is unclear whether the NLRP3 inflammasome is important for the immune response during M...
October 23, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056305/exotoxins-and-endotoxins-inducers-of-inflammatory-cytokines
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Jean-Marc Cavaillon
Endotoxins and exotoxins are among the most potent bacterial inducers of cytokines. During infectious processes, the production of inflammatory cytokines including tumor necrosis factor (TNF), interleukin-1β (IL-1β), gamma interferon (IFNγ) and chemokines orchestrates the anti-infectious innate immune response. However, an overzealous production, leading up to a cytokine storm, can be deleterious and contributes to mortality consecutive to sepsis or toxic shock syndrome. Endotoxins of Gram-negative bacteria (lipopolysaccharide, LPS) are particularly inflammatory because they generate auto-amplificatory loops after activation of monocytes/macrophages...
October 19, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054682/liposomalization-of-oxaliplatin-induces-skin-accumulation-of-it-but-negligible-skin-toxicity
#18
Kentaro Nishida, Misaki Kashiwagi, Shunsuke Shiba, Kiwamu Muroki, Akihiro Ohishi, Yusuke Doi, Hidenori Ando, Tatsuhiro Ishida, Kazuki Nagasawa
Liposomalization causes alteration of the pharmacokinetics of encapsulated drugs, and allows delivery to tumor tissues through passive targeting via an enhanced permeation and retention (EPR) effect. PEGylated liposomal doxorubicin (Doxil(®), Lipo-DXR), a representative liposomal drug, is well-known to reduce cardiotoxicity and increase the anti-tumor activity of DXR, but to induce the hand-foot syndrome (HFS) as a result of skin DXR accumulation, which is one of its severe adverse effects. We have developed a new liposomal preparation of oxaliplatin (l-OHP), an important anti-tumor drug for treatment of colorectal cancer, using PEGylated liposomes (Lipo-l-OHP), and showed that Lipo-l-OHP exhibits increased anti-tumor activity in tumor-bearing mice compared to the original preparation of l-OHP...
December 15, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052333/label-free-quantitative-proteomic-analysis-of-differentially-expressed-membrane-proteins-of-pulmonary-alveolar-macrophages-infected-with-highly-pathogenic-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-and-its-attenuated-strain
#19
Zehui Qu, Fei Gao, Liwei Li, Yujiao Zhang, Yifeng Jiang, Lingxue Yu, Yanjun Zhou, Hao Zheng, Wu Tong, Guoxin Li, Guangzhi Tong
Significant differences exist between the highly pathogenic (HP) porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) and its attenuated pathogenic (AP) strain in the ability to infect host cells. The mechanisms by which different virulent strains invade host cells remain relatively unknown. In this study, pulmonary alveolar macrophages (PAMs) were infected with HP-PRRSV (HuN4) and AP-PRRSV (HuN4-F112) for 24 h, then harvested and subjected to label-free quantitative mass spectrometry. A total of 2849 proteins were identified, including 95 that were differentially expressed...
October 20, 2017: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050187/-cytokine-analysis-of-aqueous-humor-in-aids-patients
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W J Kong, C G Guo, L Y Xie, W B Wei, H W Dong, C Chen, K F Du
Objective: To explore the Cytokine of aqueous humor in AIDS patients with different eye diseases. Methods: A case-control study including 38 patients who was diagnosed as acquired immunodeficiency syndrome(AIDS) at Infectious Center and Department of Ophthalmology in Beijing You'an Hospital, Capital Medical University. And 16 cases of 38 patients were cytomegalovirus retinitis (CMVR), 14 cases were HIV-related retinal disease, and 8 cases presented as normal. A series of tests were performed including vision acuity check, intraocular pressure, fundus photography, blood cell count of CD4+ T lymphocyte and the content of cytokines in aqueous humor by Luminex 200(TM) liquid chip analyzer...
October 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
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