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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937704/a-high-concentration-of-fatty-acids-induces-tnf-%C3%AE-as-well-as-no-release-mediated-by-the-p2x4-receptor-and-the-protective-effects-of-puerarin-in-raw264-7-cells
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Yun-Ming Tu, Cheng-Xin Gong, Lu Ding, Xing-Zi Liu, Tao Li, Fang-Fang Hu, Shuo Wang, Chao-Peng Xiong, Shang-Dong Liang, Hong Xu
Circulating levels of free fatty acids (FFAs) are often found to be increased in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and metabolic syndrome (MS). High plasma FFA levels may give rise to maladaptive macrophage activation and promote inflammatory responses, which has been proposed as a potential mechanism for the development of DM and MS. P2X4 receptor (P2X4R), a ligand-gated cation channel activated by extracellular adenosine triphosphate (ATP), plays a primary role in the regulation of inflammatory responses...
September 22, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936212/how-viruses-contribute-to-the-pathogenesis-of-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis
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Ellen Brisse, Carine H Wouters, Graciela Andrei, Patrick Matthys
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a life-threatening, hyperinflammatory syndrome, characterized by the uncontrolled activation of macrophages and T cells, eliciting key symptoms such as persistent fever, hepatosplenomegaly, pancytopenia, hemophagocytosis, hyperferritinemia, and coagulopathy. Viral infections are frequently implicated in the onset of active HLH episodes, both in primary, genetic HLH as in the secondary, acquired form. Infections with herpesviruses such as Epstein-Barr virus and cytomegalovirus are the most common...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935693/a-multidimensional-blood-stimulation-assay-reveals-immune-alterations-underlying-systemic-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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Alma-Martina Cepika, Romain Banchereau, Elodie Segura, Marina Ohouo, Brandi Cantarel, Kristina Goller, Victoria Cantrell, Emily Ruchaud, Elizabeth Gatewood, Phuong Nguyen, Jinghua Gu, Esperanza Anguiano, Sandra Zurawski, Jeanine M Baisch, Marilynn Punaro, Nicole Baldwin, Gerlinde Obermoser, Karolina Palucka, Jacques Banchereau, Sebastian Amigorena, Virginia Pascual
The etiology of sporadic human chronic inflammatory diseases remains mostly unknown. To fill this gap, we developed a strategy that simultaneously integrates blood leukocyte responses to innate stimuli at the transcriptional, cellular, and secreted protein levels. When applied to systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sJIA), an autoinflammatory disease of unknown etiology, this approach identified gene sets associated with specific cytokine environments and activated leukocyte subsets. During disease remission and off treatment, sJIA patients displayed dysregulated responses to TLR4, TLR8, and TLR7 stimulation...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924090/porcine-alveolar-macrophage-polarization-is-involved-in-inhibition-of-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-prrsv-replication
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Longtao Wang, Shouping Hu, Qiang Liu, Yiru Li, Lu Xu, Zhuo Zhang, Xuehui Cai, Xijun He
Macrophage polarization is a process by which macrophages acquire a distinct phenotypic and functional profile in response to microenvironmental signals. The classically and alternatively activated (M1 and M2, respectively) macrophage phenotypes are defined by the specific molecular characteristics induced in response to prototypic pro- and anti-inflammatory cues. In this study, we used LPS/IFN-γ and IL-4 to stimulate porcine alveolar macrophages (PAMs) in vitro and investigated the expression changes of several novel markers during macrophage polarization...
September 17, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918795/-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure
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Nikolaj Worm Ørntoft, Karen Louise Thomsen, Gitte Dam, Niels Kristian Aagaard, Henning Grønbæk
Acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) is a clinical syndrome characterized by acute decompensation of liver cirrhosis, organ failure and high short-term mortality (20-80% at one month). The main precipitants are infections and excessive alcohol intake, and the mechanistic features include a high level of systemic inflammation, macrophage activation and liver injury. The severity of ACLF is graded according to the number and extent of organ failures. Prognostic scores help predict mortality and support decisions on intensive treatment or futility...
September 18, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918754/macrophage-activation-like-syndrome-an-immunological-entity-associated-with-rapid-progression-to-death-in-sepsis
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Evdoxia Kyriazopoulou, Konstantinos Leventogiannis, Anna Norrby-Teglund, Georgios Dimopoulos, Aikaterini Pantazi, Stylianos E Orfanos, Nikoletta Rovina, Iraklis Tsangaris, Theologia Gkavogianni, Elektra Botsa, Eleftheria Chassiou, Anastasia Kotanidou, Christina Kontouli, Panagiotis Chaloulis, Dimitrios Velissaris, Athina Savva, Jonas-Sundén Cullberg, Karolina Akinosoglou, Charalambos Gogos, Apostolos Armaganidis, Evangelos J Giamarellos-Bourboulis
BACKGROUND: A subanalysis of a randomized clinical trial indicated sepsis survival benefit from interleukin (IL)-1 blockade in patients with features of the macrophage activation-like syndrome (MALS). This study aimed to investigate the frequency of MALS and to develop a biomarker of diagnosis and prognosis. METHODS: Patients with infections and systemic inflammatory response syndrome were assigned to one test cohort (n = 3417) and a validation cohort (n = 1704)...
September 18, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918421/macrophage-activation-syndrome-at-the-onset-of-glucocorticoid-resistant-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-case-report
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Delia Tulbă, Marius Balea, Cristian Băicuș
INTRODUCTION: Macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) is a life-threatening hyperinflammatory state mediated by uncontrolled cytokine storm and haemophagocytosis. Although rarely reported, MAS might occur in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), notably as an inaugural manifestation. Glucocorticoids (GCs) are the cornerstone of SLE therapy. However, in some cases high doses of GCs are required to achieve remission (i.e. glucocorticoid-resistance), leading to significant side effects. CASE REPORT: A 28-year-old Romani male was admitted to our hospital for polyarthralgia, polyserositis and fatigability...
September 16, 2017: Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Revue Roumaine de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914368/macrophage-activation-syndrome-in-still-s-disease-analysis-of-clinical-characteristics-and-survival-in-paediatric-and-adult-patients
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Piero Ruscitti, Carmela Rago, Luciana Breda, Paola Cipriani, Vasiliki Liakouli, Onorina Berardicurti, Francesco Carubbi, Caterina Di Battista, Alberto Verrotti, Roberto Giacomelli
Macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) is a reactive form of hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, complicating Still's disease, both in paediatric and adult patients. In this work, we aimed to investigate clinical picture and outcome of Still's disease patients developing MAS. We performed a retrospective analysis of patients, both paediatrics and adults, affected by Still's disease attending our department. During the follow-up, each patient was investigated for MAS occurrence and possible predictors, clinical and laboratory factors, were analysed...
September 15, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899403/effects-of-hla-drb1-alleles-on-susceptibility-and-clinical-manifestations-in-japanese-patients-with-adult-onset-still-s-disease
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Tomoyuki Asano, Hiroshi Furukawa, Shuzo Sato, Makiko Yashiro, Hiroko Kobayashi, Hiroshi Watanabe, Eiji Suzuki, Tomoyuki Ito, Yoshifumi Ubara, Daisuke Kobayashi, Nozomi Iwanaga, Yasumori Izumi, Keita Fujikawa, Satoshi Yamasaki, Tadashi Nakamura, Tomohiro Koga, Toshimasa Shimizu, Masataka Umeda, Fumiaki Nonaka, Michio Yasunami, Yukitaka Ueki, Katsumi Eguchi, Naoyuki Tsuchiya, Shigeto Tohma, Koh-Ichiro Yoshiura, Hiromasa Ohira, Atsushi Kawakami, Kiyoshi Migita
BACKGROUND: HLA-DRB1 alleles are major determinants of genetic predisposition to rheumatic diseases. We assessed whether DRB1 alleles are associated with susceptibility to particular clinical features of adult onset Still's disease (AOSD) in a Japanese population by determining the DRB1 allele distributions. METHODS: DRB1 genotyping of 96 patients with AOSD and 1,026 healthy controls was performed. Genomic DNA samples from the AOSD patients were also genotyped for MEFV exons 1, 2, 3, and 10 by direct sequencing...
September 12, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887124/impaired-insulin-signaling-upon-loss-of-ovarian-function-is-associated-with-a-reduction-of-tristetraprolin-and-an-increased-stabilization-of-chemokine-in-adipose-tissue
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Eun-Kyung Choi, Monisha Rajasekaran, Ok-Joo Sul, Yeonsoo Joe, Hyun-Taeg Chung, Rina Yu, Hye-Seon Choi
Loss of ovarian function can activate inflammation and lead to insulin resistance (IR). IR is also a core feature of obesity and obesity-associated metabolic dysfunction. Tristetraprolin/zinc finger protein 36 (TTP) interferes with TNF-α production by destabilizing TNF-α mRNA, and mice deficient in TTP develop a complex syndrome of inflammatory disease (Carballo et al., 1998; Taylor et al., 1999). We hypothesized that ovariectomy (OVX) might also prime inflammation by reducing tristetraprolin/zinc finger protein 36 (TTP) levels...
September 5, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878765/dyslipidemic-diet-induced-monocyte-priming-and-dysfunction-in-non-human-primates-is-triggered-by-elevated-plasma-cholesterol-and-accompanied-by-altered-histone-acetylation
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John D Short, Sina Tavakoli, Huynh Nga Nguyen, Ana Carrera, Chelbee Farnen, Laura A Cox, Reto Asmis
Monocytes and the recruitment of monocyte-derived macrophages into sites of inflammation play a key role in atherogenesis and other chronic inflammatory diseases linked to cardiometabolic syndrome and obesity. Previous studies from our group have shown that metabolic stress promotes monocyte priming, i.e., enhanced adhesion and accelerated chemotaxis of monocytes in response to chemokines, both in vitro and in dyslipidemic LDLR(-/-) mice. We also showed that metabolic stress-induced monocyte dysfunction is, at least to a large extent caused by the S-glutathionylation, inactivation, and subsequent degradation of mitogen-activated protein kinase phosphatase 1...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871523/a-personalized-diagnostic-and-treatment-approach-for-macrophage-activation-syndrome-and-secondary-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-in-adults
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Bharat Kumar, Sohaib Aleem, Hana Saleh, Jennifer Petts, Zuhair K Ballas
OBJECTIVE: We assessed the clinical features and outcomes based on therapeutic options adopted during hospital stay for adult patients with macrophage activation syndrome and secondary hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (MAS/sHLH). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of all adult patients (age ≥ 18 years) diagnosed with MAS/sHLH at our center between 2010 and 2015. Inclusion criteria for patients were diagnosis of MAS/sHLH during admission and patients meeting at least 5 out of 8 of Henter's criteria or at least 4 out of 6 of the criteria that were tested...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866302/hemophagocytic-syndrome-primary-forms-and-predisposing-conditions
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REVIEW
Fernando E Sepulveda, Geneviève de Saint Basile
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH, also referred to a hemophagocytic syndrome) is a life-threatening condition in which uncontrolled activation of lymphocytes and macrophages, and thus the secretion of large amounts of inflammatory cytokines, leads to a severe hyperinflammatory state. Over the last few decades, researchers have characterized primary forms of HLH caused by genetic defects that impair lymphocytes' cytotoxic machinery. Other genetic causes of HLH not related to impaired cytotoxicity have also recently been identified...
August 31, 2017: Current Opinion in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864373/significance-of-hyperferritinemia-in-hospitalized-adults
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Meredith Schaffner, Lori Rosenstein, Zuhair Ballas, Manish Suneja
BACKGROUND: Although high ferritin levels are associated with iron overload, it is known that ferritin is also an acute-phase reactant that may be elevated in conditions associated with acute and chronic inflammation. In addition, an elevated ferritin level is a criterion for the diagnosis of hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis/macrophage activation syndrome (HLH/MAS). Therefore, the significance of elevated serum ferritin is often unclear. As HLH/MAS is a medical emergency, prompt diagnosis is important to guide appropriate treatment...
August 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860338/hif1a-is-a-critical-downstream-mediator-for-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis
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Rui Huang, Yoshihiro Hayashi, Xiaomei Yan, Jiachen Bu, Jieyu Wang, Yue Zhang, Yile Zhou, Yuting Tang, Lingyun Wu, Zefeng Xu, Xin Liu, Qianfei Wang, Jianfeng Zhou, Zhijian Xiao, James P Bridges, Rebecca A Marsh, Kejian Zhang, Michael B Jordan, Yuhua Li, Gang Huang
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis is a life-threatening syndrome characterized by overwhelming immune activation. A steroid and chemotherapy-based regimen remains as the first-line of therapy but it has substantial morbidity. Thus, novel, less toxic therapy for hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis is urgently needed. Although differences exist between familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis and secondary hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, they have many common features. Using bioinformatic analysis with familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis and systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis, which is associated with secondary hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, we identified a common hypoxia-inducible factor 1A (HIF1A) signature...
August 31, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855433/effects-of-cardiac-rehabilitation-on-high-density-lipoprotein-mediated-cholesterol-efflux-capacity-and-paraoxonase-1-activity-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Fumiaki Furuyama, Shinji Koba, Yuya Yokota, Fumiyoshi Tsunoda, Makoto Shoji, Youichi Kobayashi
AIMS: We evaluated whether exercised-based cardiac rehabilitation (CR) can ameliorate the HDL function, i.e., cholesterol efflux capacity (CEC) and paraoxonase-1 activity in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS: This study is a retrospective analysis of stored serum from patients with ACS following successful percutaneous coronary intervention. The CEC, measured by a cell-based ex vivo assay using apolipoprotein B-depleted serum and (3)H-cholesterol labeled macrophages and arylesterase activity (AREA) at the onset or early phase of ACS, and the follow-up periods were compared between 69 patients who completed the five-month outpatient CR program (CR group) and 15 patients who did not participate and/or dropped out from CR program (non-CR group)...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840536/astilbin-alleviates-sepsis-induced-acute-lung-injury-by-inhibiting-the-expression-of-macrophage-inhibitory-factor-in-rats
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Hong-Bo Zhang, Li-Chao Sun, Li-da Zhi, Qian-Kuan Wen, Zhi-Wei Qi, Sheng-Tao Yan, Wen Li, Guo-Qiang Zhang
Sepsis is a systemic inflammatory response syndrome caused by severe infections. Astilbin is a dihydroflavonol derivative found in many medicinal and food plants with multiple pharmacological functions. To investigate the effects of astilbin on sepsis-induced acute lung injury (ALI), cecal ligation and puncture was performed on rats to establish a sepsis-induced ALI model; these rats were then treated with astilbin at different concentrations. Lung injury scores, including lung wet/dry ratio, protein leakage, myeloperoxidase activity, and inflammatory cell infiltration were determined to evaluate the effects of astilbin on sepsis-induced ALI...
August 24, 2017: Archives of Pharmacal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839508/pathogenic-characterization-of-european-genotype-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-recently-isolated-in-mainland-china
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Sun Ming, Ma Yongying, Liu Bohua, Lu Huiying, Deng Xiaoyu, Liu Qiaorong, Qiao Mingming, Chen Xi, Yang Xinyan, Chen Xizhao
BACKGROUND: Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) is an important pathogen in pig that causes tremendous economic loss in the global swine industry. PRRSV is divided into the European and North American genotypes, with virulence ranging from apathogenic-moderately virulent to highly pathogenic. The emergence of new highly virulent type 1 strains and coexistence of the two genotypes complicate the differential diagnosis, disease prevention, and control of PRRSV. Although the emergence of a novel type 1 PRRSV strain in mainland China was first confirmed in 2011, there is no information available concerning the pathogenesis of this strain...
2017: Open Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838727/primary-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-and-macrophage-activation-syndrome-the-importance-of-timely-clinical-differentiation
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EDITORIAL
Alexei A Grom
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August 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837367/advances-in-immunopathogenesis-of-macrophage-activation-syndrome-during-rheumatic-inflammatory-diseases-toward-new-therapeutic-targets
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Piero Ruscitti, Paola Cipriani, Paola Di Benedetto, Vasiliky Liakouli, Francesco Carubbi, Onorina Berardicurti, Francesco Ciccia, Giuliana Guggino, Giovanni Triolo, Roberto Giacomelli
Macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) is a severe, hyperinflammatory life-threatening syndrome, generally complicating different rheumatic diseases. Despite the severity of the disease, little is known about the pathogenic mechanisms and, thus, possible targeted therapies in the management of these patients. Areas covered: In this review, we aimed to update the current pathogenic knowledge of MAS, during rheumatic diseases, focusing mainly on immunologic abnormalities and on new possible therapeutic strategies...
September 1, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
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