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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924347/the-mechanisms-of-graphene-based-materials-induced-programmed-cell-death-a-review-of-apoptosis-autophagy-and-programmed-necrosis
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Lingling Ou, Shaoqiang Lin, Bin Song, Jia Liu, Renfa Lai, Longquan Shao
Graphene-based materials (GBMs) are widely used in many fields, including biomedicine. To date, much attention had been paid to the potential unexpected toxic effects of GBMs. Here, we review the recent literature regarding the impact of GBMs on programmed cell death (PCD). Apoptosis, autophagy, and programmed necrosis are three major PCDs. Mechanistic studies demonstrated that the mitochondrial pathways and MAPKs (JNK, ERK, and p38)- and TGF-β-related signaling pathways are implicated in GBMs-induced apoptosis...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911368/systemic-adiponectin-treatment-reverses-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-like-features-in-an-animal-model
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Anusha Singh, Puran Bora, Amitabh Krishna
The present study examined the efficacy of adiponectin for regulating the reproductive, metabolic and fertility status of mice with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). PCOS was induced in prepubertal (21- to 22-day-old) mice using dehydroepiandrosterone (6mg 100g-1day-1 for 25days), after which mice were administered either a low or high dose of adiponectin (5 or 15µgmL-1, s.c., respectively). PCOS mice exhibited typical features, including the presence of numerous cystic follicles, increased circulating androgens, increased body mass, altered steroidogenesis, decreased insulin receptor expression and increased serum triglycerides, serum glucose, Toll-like receptor (TLR)-4 (a marker of inflammation) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF; a marker of angiogenesis)...
September 15, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905155/association-of-tlr4-gene-polymorphisms-with-childhood-henoch-sch%C3%A3-nlein-purpura-in-a-chinese-population
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Hui Xu, Guizhen Jiang, Hongqiang Shen, Wei Li, Jianhua Mao, Yanxiang Pan
Recent studies demonstrated that aberrant activation of Toll-like receptor (TLR) 4 was involved in the pathogenesis of Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP). In this study, we evaluated the association between TLR4 gene polymorphisms and the risk of childhood HSP in a Chinese population. A total of 175 HSP patients and 186 controls were recruited in this case-control study. Three single-nucleotide polymorphisms of the TLR4 gene (rs1927914, rs10759932 and rs1927907) were genotyped using the matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) and Sequenom MassARRAY system...
September 13, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898270/cyclic-stretch-induced-il-33-production-through-hmgb1-tlr-4-signaling-pathway-in-murine-respiratory-epithelial-cells
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Jing Chang, Yuefeng Xia, Karla Wasserloos, Meihong Deng, Kory J Blose, David A Vorp, Heth R Turnquist, Timothy R Billiar, Bruce A Pitt, Ma-Zhong Zhang, Li-Ming Zhang
Interleukin 33 (IL-33), an inflammatory and mechanically responsive cytokine, is an important component of a TLR4-dependent innate immune process in mucosal epithelium. Although TLR4 also plays a role in sensing biomechanical stretch, a pathway of stretch-induced TLR4-dependent IL-33 biosynthesis has not been revealed. In the current study, we show that short term (6 h) cyclic stretch (CS) of cultured murine respiratory epithelial cells (MLE-12) increased intracellular IL-33 expression in a TLR4 dependent fashion...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894119/evidence-for-biochemical-barrier-restoration-topical-solenopsin-analogs-improve-inflammation-and-acanthosis-in-the-kc-tie2-mouse-model-of-psoriasis
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Jack L Arbiser, Ron Nowak, Kellie Michaels, Yuliya Skabytska, Tilo Biedermann, Monica J Lewis, Michael Y Bonner, Shikha Rao, Linda C Gilbert, Nabiha Yusuf, Isabella Karlsson, Yi Fritz, Nicole L Ward
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease affecting 2.5-6 million patients in the United States. The cause of psoriasis remains unknown. Previous human and animal studies suggest that patients with a susceptible genetic background and some stimulus, such as barrier disruption, leads to a coordinated signaling events involving cytokines between keratinocytes, endothelial cells, T cells, macrophages and dendritic cells. Ceramides are endogenous skin lipids essential for maintaining skin barrier function and loss of ceramides may underlie inflammatory and premalignant skin...
September 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891983/protective-effects-of-ethanolic-extracts-from-artichoke-an-edible-herbal-medicine-against-acute-alcohol-induced-liver-injury-in-mice
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Xuchong Tang, Ruofan Wei, Aihua Deng, Tingping Lei
Oxidative stress and inflammation are well-documented pathological factors in alcoholic liver disease (ALD). Artichoke (Cynara scolymus L.) is a healthy food and folk medicine with anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory properties. This study aimed to evaluate the preventive effects of ethanolic extract from artichoke against acute alcohol-induced liver injury in mice. Male Institute of Cancer Research mice were treated with an ethanolic extract of artichoke (0.4, 0.8, and 1.6 g/kg body weight) by gavage once daily...
September 11, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891416/role-of-innate-immunity-in-preeclampsia-a-systematic-review
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Ana P Bouças, Bianca M de Souza, Andrea C Bauer, Daisy Crispim
Innate immune system dysfunction has been known to be a key player in preeclampsia (PE). Activation of the maternal innate immunity may be triggered by invading microorganisms or endogenous ligands, which are detected by different pattern recognition receptors (PRRs). Although some studies have linked PRR activation to PE, it is still unclear if dysregulated PRR expression is associated with the development of this complication. Therefore, we conducted a systematic review of the literature, searching articles that evaluated associations of PRRs with PE...
October 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889337/the-cellular-selection-between-apoptosis-and-autophagy-roles-of-vitamin-d-glucose-and-immune-response-in-diabetic-nephropathy
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Magda Hamzawy, Sarah Ali Abdelhameed Gouda, Laila Rashid, Mary Attia Morcos, Heba Shoukry, Nivin Sharawy
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Apoptosis, autophagy and cell cycle arrest are cellular responses to injury which are supposed to play fundamental roles in initiation and progression of diabetic nephropathy (DN). The aims of the present study is to shed light on the potential effects of vitamin D analog 22-oxacalcitriol (OCT) on different cell responses during DN, and the possible interplay between both glucose, immune system and vitamin D in determining the cell fate. METHOD: All rats were randomly allocated into one of three groups: control, vehicle-treated DN group and OCT-treated DN group...
September 9, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889016/the-effect-of-melatonin-from-slow-release-implants-on-basic-and-tlr-4-mediated-gene-expression-of-inflammatory-cytokines-and-their-receptors-in-the-choroid-plexus-in-ewes
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M Kowalewska, A P Herman, A Szczepkowska, J Skipor
The present study concerns the effect of melatonin from slow-release implants on the expression of genes coding interleukin-1β (Il1B), inerleukin-6 (Il6), tumour necrosis factor α (Tnf) and their receptors: IL-1 receptor type I (Il1r1) and type II (Il1r2), IL-6 receptor (Il6r) and signal transducer (Il6st), TNFα receptor type I (Tnfrsf1a) and II (Tnfrsf1b) and retinoid-related orphan receptor α (RorA) and Rev.-erbα in the ovine choroid plexus (CP) under basal and lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-challenged conditions...
September 5, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886582/protective-effects-of-ghrelin-in-ventilator-induced-lung-injury-in-rats
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Guang Li, Jiao Liu, Wen-Fang Xia, Chen-Liang Zhou, Li-Qiong Lv
Ghrelin has exhibited potent anti-inflammatory effects on various inflammatory diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential effects of ghrelin on a model of ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI) established in rats. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into three groups: low volume ventilation (LV, Vt=8ml/kg) group, a VILI group (Vt=30ml/kg), and a VILI group pretreated with ghrelin (GH+VILI). For the LV group, for the VILI and GH+VILI groups, the same parameters were applied except the tidal volume was increased to 40ml/kg...
September 5, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883757/time-dependent-proteomic-and-genomic-alterations-in-toll-like-receptor-4-activated-human-chondrocytes-increased-expression-of-lamin-a-c-and-annexins
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Seung Hee Ha, Hyoung Kyu Kim, Nguyen Thi Tuyet Anh, Nari Kim, Kyung Soo Ko, Byoung Doo Rhee, Jin Han
Activation of Toll-like receptor-4 (TLR-4) in articular chondrocytes increases the catabolic compartment and leads to matrix degradation during the development of osteoarthritis. In this study, we determined the proteomic and genomic alterations in human chondrocytes during lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced inflammation to elucidate the underlying mechanisms and consequences of TLR-4 activation. Human chondrocytes were cultured with LPS for 12, 24, and 36 h to induce TLR-4 activation. The TLR-4-induced inflammatory response was confirmed by real-time PCR analysis of increased interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β), interleukin-6 (IL-6), and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) expression levels...
September 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868036/baicalin-alleviates-lipopolysaccharide-induced-liver-inflammation-in-chicken-by-suppressing-tlr4-mediated-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
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Ping Cheng, Tong Wang, Wei Li, Ishfaq Muhammad, He Wang, Xiaoqi Sun, Yuqi Yang, Jiarui Li, Tianshi Xiao, Xiuying Zhang
As a kind of potent stimulus, lipopolysaccharide (LPS) has the ability to cause cell damage by activating toll-like receptor(TLR)4, then nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) translocates into the nucleus and changes the expression of related inflammatory genes. Baicalin is extracted from Radix Scutellariae, which possesses anti-inflammation, antioxidant and antibacterial properties. However, the effects of it on LPS-induced liver inflammation have not been fully elucidated. This study aims to investigate the anti-inflammatory effects of Baicalin on the LPS-induced liver inflammation and its underlying molecular mechanisms in chicken...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861173/therapeutic-effect-of-rosuvastatin-and-propylthiouracil-on-ameliorating-high-cholesterol-diet-induced-fatty-liver-disease-fibrosis-and-inflammation-in-rabbit
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Pao-Yuan Lin, Chih-Hung Chen, Christopher Glenn Wallace, Kuan-Hung Chen, Chia-Lo Chang, Hong-Hwa Chen, Pei-Hsun Sung, Kun-Chen Lin, Sheung-Fat Ko, Cheuk-Kwan Sun, Hsueh-Wen Chang, Pei-Lin Shao, Mel S Lee, Hon-Kan Yip
This study tested the hypothesis that high-cholesterol diet (HCD)-induced fatty liver disease could be ameliorated by rosuvastatin (Ros) and propylthiouracil (PTU) therapy. Thirty-two Zealand rabbits were equally divided into group 1 (sham-control), group 2 (HCD for 8 weeks), group 3 [HCD-Ros (20 mg/kg/day administration after 4-week HFD for 4 weeks)], group 4 [HCD-PTU (0.1% PTU in drinking water) with treatment course as group 3]. Liver weight, fibrosis, collagen deposition area, and serum levels of AST/ALT were highest in group 2, lowest in group 1, and significantly higher in group 4 than group 3 (all P<0...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853490/interleukin-26-production-in-human-primary-bronchial-epithelial-cells-in-response-to-viral-stimulation-modulation-by-th17-cytokines
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Karlhans Fru Che, Riitta Kaarteenaho, Elisa Lappi-Blanco, Bettina Levänen, Jitong Sun, Åsa Wheelock, Lena Palmberg, C Magnus Sköld, Anders Lindén
Interleukin (IL)-26 is abundant in human airways and this cytokine is involved in the local immune response to a bacterial stimulus in vivo. Specifically, local exposure to the toll-like receptor (TLR) 4 agonist endotoxin does increase IL-26 in human airways and this cytokine potentiates chemotactic responses in human neutrophils. In addition to T-helper (Th) 17 cells, alveolar macrophages can produce IL-26, but it remains unknown whether this cytokine can also be produced in the airway mucosa per se in response to a viral stimulus...
August 29, 2017: Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833704/lipopolysaccharide-suppresses-ige-mast-cell-mediated-reactions
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Nianrong Wang, Melanie McKell, Andrew Dang, Amnah Yamani, Lisa Waggoner, Simone Vanoni, Taeko Noah, David Wu, Anna Kordowski, Jörg Köhl, Kasper Hoebe, Senad Divanovic, Simon P Hogan
BACKGROUND: Clinical and experimental analyses have identified a central role for IgE/FcεRI/mast cells in promoting IgE-mediated anaphylaxis. Recent data from human studies suggest that bacterial infections can alter susceptibility to anaphylaxis. OBJECTIVE: We examined the effect of LPS exposure on the induction of IgE-mast cell-(MC) mediated reactions in mice. METHODS: C57BL/6 WT, TLR-4(-/-) and IL10(-/-) mice were exposed to LPS and serum cytokines (TNF and IL-10) were measured...
August 21, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827109/chromofungin-chr-chga47-66-is-downregulated-in-persons-with-active-ulcerative-colitis-and-suppresses-pro-inflammatory-macrophage-function-through-the-inhibition-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling
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Nour Eissa, Hayam Hussein, Laëtitia Kermarrec, Omar Elgazzar, Marie-Helene Metz-Boutigue, Charles N Bernstein, Jean-Eric Ghia
Chromogranin-A (CHGA) is a prohormone secreted by neuroendocrine cells and is a precursor of several bioactive peptides, which are implicated in different and distinctive biological and immune functions. Chromofungin (CHR: CHGA47-66) is a short peptide with antimicrobial effects and encodes from CHGA exon-IV. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is characterized by alterations in the activation of pro-inflammatory pathways, pro-inflammatory macrophages (M1), and nuclear transcription factor kappa B (NF-κB) signaling leading to the perpetuation of the inflammatory process...
August 19, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816009/protective-effect-of-atazanavir-sulfate-against-pulmonary-fibrosis-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
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Shina Song, Yunxia Ji, Guanghua Zhang, Xue Zhang, Bin Li, Defang Li, Wanglin Jiang
Atazanavir sulfate, an antiretroviral protease inhibitor, has been used to treat HIV/AIDS, but its ability to serve as an anti-pulmonary fibrosis (PF) agent remains unknown. In this study, the effects of atazanavir sulfate on various aspects of PF were examined and CoCl2 was used to induce the hypoxia-mimicking condition in vitro, including epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in A549 cells, endothelial-mesenchymal transition (EndMT) in human pulmonary microvascular endothelial cells (HPMECs), proliferation in human lung fibroblasts (HLF-1) and potential protective effects in human type I alveolar epithelial cells (AT I)...
August 16, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811600/exploring-leishmania-secretory-proteins-to-design-b-and-t-cell-multi-epitope-subunit-vaccine-using-immunoinformatics-approach
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Nazia Khatoon, Rajan Kumar Pandey, Vijay Kumar Prajapati
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a fatal form of leishmaniasis which affects 70 countries, worldwide. Increasing drug resistance, HIV co-infection, and poor health system require operative vaccination strategy to control the VL transmission dynamics. Therefore, a holistic approach is needed to generate T and B memory cells to mediate long-term immunity against VL infection. Consequently, immunoinformatics approach was applied to design Leishmania secretory protein based multi-epitope subunit vaccine construct consisting of B and T cell epitopes...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809572/antigen-specific-gut-inflammation-and-systemic-immune-responses-induced-by-prolonging-wheat-gluten-sensitization-in-balb-c-murine-model
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M Vijaykrishnaraj, B V Mohan Kumar, S P Muthukumar, Nawneet K Kurrey, P Prabhasankar
Gluten-related diseases such as wheat allergy, celiac disease, and gluten intolerance are widespread around the globe to genetically predisposed individuals. The present study aims to develop a wheat-gluten induced BALB/c murine model for addressing wheat-gluten related disorders by sensitizing the wheat gluten through the route of intraperitoneal and oral challenge in prolonged days. During the sensitization, the sera were collected for specific antigliadin antibodies response and proinflammatory markers quantification...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804542/significant-association-of-trem-1-with-hmgb1-tlrs-and-rage-in-the-pathogenesis-of-insulin-resistance-in-obese-diabetic-populations
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Saravanan Subramanian, Pradeep K Pallati, Poonam Sharma, Devendra K Agrawal, Kalyana C Nandipati
Activated cell surface and intracellular receptors lead to insulin resistance in obesity. Among these receptors, triggering receptors expressed on myeloid cells (TREM)-1, toll like receptors (TLRs), and receptors for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) play a significant role in the induction of inflammatory response in innate immunity. TREM-1 potentially amplifies TLRs and RAGE synergistically with DNA-binding high-mobility group box 1 (HMGB-1). The objective of the study was to analyze the association between TREM-1/DAP12 and HMGB-1, RAGE and TLRs in obesity-induced insulin resistance...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
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