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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164710/expression-profiles-of-immunity-and-reproductive-genes-during-transition-period-in-holstein-cattle
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A I Ateya, M S Hussein, H M Ghanem, R M Saleh, W B El-Domany, Y Y Elseady
The transition period is a critical time for dairy cows as the animal is subjected to the physiological stress accompanying parturition. Immunosuppression and health status were examined during this period in 80 Holstein cows. Blood samples were taken from each cow 3, 2 and 1 week before and after calving, and at calving (0 day). RNA was extracted and subjected to real-time PCR to determine mRNA levels for the immune-related genes TLR 2, 4, 6, 7 and β-defensin 5 in addition to the reproduction-related genes prolactin and IGF-I...
November 21, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162434/oxytocin-inhibited-stress-induced-visceral-hypersensitivity-enteric-glial-cells-activation-and-release-of-proinflammatory-cytokines-in-maternal-separated-rats
#2
Shaoxian Xu, Bin Qin, Ameng Shi, Jing Zhao, Xiaoyan Guo, Lei Dong
Visceral hypersensitivity (VH) is a significant contributor to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Oxytocin (OT) possesses analgesic effects on the central nervous system (CNS) and attenuates microglial activation, however, little is known about its peripheral effects and involvement in VH of IBS. Reactive enteric glial cells (EGCs) contributes to abnormal motility in gastrointestinal (GI) diseases. The aim of this study was to evaluate the peripheral use of OT to maintain VH and activation of EGCs through involvement of the Toll-like receptor (TLR) 4/MyD88/NF-κB signaling...
November 18, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157665/lipopolysaccharide-induced-increase-in-intestinal-epithelial-tight-permeability-is-mediated-by-toll-like-receptor-4-myeloid-differentiation-primary-response-88-myd88-activation-of-myosin-light-chain-kinase-expression
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Meghali Nighot, Rana Al-Sadi, Shuhong Guo, Manmeet Rawat, Prashant Nighot, Martin D Watterson, Thomas Y Ma
Lipopolysaccharides (LPSs) are a major component of the Gram-negative bacterial cell wall and play an important role in mediating intestinal inflammatory responses in inflammatory bowel disease. Although recent studies suggested that physiologically relevant concentrations of LPS (0 to 1 ng/mL) cause an increase in intestinal epithelial tight junction (TJ) permeability, the mechanisms that mediate an LPS-induced increase in intestinal TJ permeability remain unclear. Herein, we show that myosin light chain kinase (MLCK) plays a central role in the LPS-induced increase in TJ permeability...
December 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156826/protective-effect-of-ginkgo-biloba-leaves-extract-egb761-on-myocardium-injury-in-ischemia-reperfusion-rats-via-regulation-of-tlr-4-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
#4
Yuping Tang, Guisheng Zhou, Lijun Yao, Ping Xue, Danhong Yu, Renjie Xu, Wen Shi, Xin Yao, Zhaowei Yan, Jin-Ao Duan
Beneficial actions of EGb 761 against ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury in lung, brain and renal ischemia have been described. However, the relationship between EGb 761 and signal molecules in myocardial ischemia reperfusion has not been well elucidated. In this study, we investigated the effects and mechanism of EGb 761 preconditioning on anti-myocardial I/R injuries in vivo. Meanwhile, their potential anti-oxidative stress and anti-inflammation effect were assessed. Hemodynamic parameters were monitored as left ventricular systolic pressure, LV end-diastolic pressure and maximal rate of increase and decrease of left ventricular pressure (dP/dtmax)...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155869/nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathways-are-involved-in-m1-polarization-of-raw-264-7-macrophage-by-polyporus-polysaccharide-in-the-tumor-microenvironment
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Chun-Ping Liu, Xian Zhang, Qing-Long Tan, Wen-Xing Xu, Chang-Yuan Zhou, Min Luo, Xiong Li, Run-Yue Huang, Xing Zeng
Bladder cancer is one of the most malignant tumors closely associated with macrophages. Polyporus polysaccharide (PPS) has shown excellent efficacy in treating bladder cancer with minimal side effects. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the effects of PPS in inhibiting bladder cancer remain unclear. In this study, we used macrophages cultured alone or with T24 human bladder cancer cell culture supernatant as study models. We found that PPS enhanced the activities of IFN-γ-stimulated RAW 264.7 macrophages, as shown by the release of inducible nitric oxide synthase (INOS), secretion of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α and interleukin (IL)-6, phagocytosis activity, as well as expression of M1 phenotype indicators, such as CD40, CD284 and CD86...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155324/angiotensin-receptor-blocker-irbesartan-reduces-stress-induced-intestinal-inflammation-via-at1a-signaling-and-ace2-dependent-mechanism-in-mice
#6
Maimaiti Yisireyili, Yasuhiro Uchida, Koji Yamamoto, Takayuki Nakayama, Xian Wu Cheng, Tadashi Matsushita, Shigeo Nakamura, Toyoaki Murohara, Kyosuke Takeshita
Stress is associated with pathophysiology of both irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and hypertension. Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB) have anti-inflammatory properties via inhibition of angiotensin II (Ang II)/Ang II type I receptor axis (AT1). Inhibition of the classical RAS pathway is also involved in upregulation of angiotensin converting enzyme-2 (ACE2), which activates the Ang-(1-7) /Mas pathway to counteract inflammatory signaling and acts as a partner of the amino acid transporter, B(0)AT-1, to absorb tryptophan for regulation of microbiota-gut-brain axis...
November 16, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155198/immunomodulating-activity-of-the-polysaccharide-tlh-3from-tricholomalobayense-in-raw264-7-macrophages
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Mingzhu Zhang, Xiaohe Tian, Ya Wang, Dandan Wang, Wan Li, Lei Chen, Wenjun Pan, Shomaila Mehmood, Yan Chen
Polysaccharide TLH-3 extracted from Tricholoma lobayense possessed unique antioxidant and anti-aging activities, whereas its immunomodulatory properties remain unexplored. Herein in order to explore TLH-3 biological activities, the immunomodulatory effects on RAW264.7 macrophages and its molecular mechanisms were investigated. It was showed that TLH-3 could significantly enhance the phagocytic activity, releasing toxic molecules NO (nitricoxide), secretion of the cytokine TNF-?(tumor necrosis factor-?, IL-6 (interleukin-6)...
November 16, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151895/toll-like-receptor-4-differentially-mediates-intestinal-and-extra-intestinal-immune-responses-upon-multi-drug-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-association-of-il10-mice-with-chronic-colitis
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Anne Grunau, Ulrike Escher, Anja A Kühl, Stefan Bereswill, Markus M Heimesaat
Background: Infections with multi-drug resistant (MDR) Gram-negative bacteria including Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) have become a serious threat particularly in hospitalized patients with immunopathological co-morbidities. The well-balanced interplay between immune cells, pattern recognition receptors such as Toll-like receptor (TLR)-4 sensing lipopolysaccharide from Gram-negative bacteria including PA, and evolving pathways is crucial to prevent the host from invading (opportunistic) pathogens...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144391/antimicrobial-peptide-epinecidin-1-modulates-myd88-protein-levels-via-the-proteasome-degradation-pathway
#9
Bor-Chyuan Su, Jyh-Yih Chen
The cationic antimicrobial peptide epinecidin-1 was identified from Epinephelus coioides and possesses multiple biological functions, including antibacterial, antifungal, anti-tumor, and immunomodulatory effects. In addition, epinecidin-1 suppresses lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced inflammation by neutralizing LPS and ameliorating LPS/Toll-like receptor (TLR)-4 internalization. However, it is unclear whether the actions of epinecidin-1 depend on the regulation of TLR adaptor protein MyD88 or endogenous TLR signaling antagonists, which include A20, interleukin-1 receptor associated kinase (IRAK)-M, and suppressor of cytokine signaling (SOCS)-1...
November 16, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138821/protective-effects-of-oxymatrine-against-lipopolysaccharide-d%C3%A2-galactosamine%C3%A2-induced-acute-liver-failure-through-oxidative-damage-via-activation-of-nrf2-ho%C3%A2-1-and-modulation-of-inflammatory-tlr4%C3%A2-signaling-pathways
#10
Jian Xu, Chengmin Li, Ziwei Li, Chan Yang, Lan Lei, Wei Ren, Yan Su, Chunping Chen
Oxymatrine has a variety of pharmacological functions, including anti-viral, anti-liver fibrotic, anti-cancer, anti‑bacterial, anti‑epidemic, analgesic, anti‑allergy and anti‑inflammatory properties. The present study aimed to investigate the protective effects of oxymatrine against lipopolysaccharide (LPS)/D‑galactosamine (D‑GalN)‑induced acute liver failure and the associated underlying mechanisms. Mice were administrated 4 mg/kg LPS and 600 mg/kg D‑GalN. Then, mice in the Oxymatrine group were treated with 120 mg/kg of oxymatrine for 4 weeks...
November 14, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138532/ubiquitin-specific-protease-2-modulates-the-lipopolysaccharide-elicited-expression-of-proinflammatory-cytokines-in-macrophage-like-hl-60-cells
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Hiroshi Kitamura, Takeshi Ishino, Yoshinori Shimamoto, Jun Okabe, Tomomi Miyamoto, Eiki Takahashi, Ichiro Miyoshi
We investigated the regulatory roles of USP2 in mRNA accumulation of proinflammatory cytokines in macrophage-like cells after stimulation with a toll-like receptor (TLR) 4 ligand, lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Human macrophage-like HL-60 cells, mouse macrophage-like J774.1 cells, and mouse peritoneal macrophages demonstrated negative feedback to USP2 mRNA levels after LPS stimulation, suggesting that USP2 plays a significant role in LPS-stimulated macrophages. USP2 knockdown (KD) by short hairpin RNA in HL-60 cells promoted the accumulation of transcripts for 25 of 104 cytokines after LPS stimulation...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137270/human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-ameliorate-experimental-pulmonary-hypertension-induced-by-maternal-inflammation-and-neonatal-hyperoxia-in-rats
#12
Chung-Ming Chen, Willie Lin, Liang-Ti Huang, Hsiu-Chu Chou
Pulmonary hypertension is a critical problem in infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia. This study determined the therapeutic effects of human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) on pulmonary hypertension in an animal model. Pregnant Sprague-Dawley rats were intraperitoneally injected with lipopolysaccharide (LPS, 0.5 mg/kg/day) on gestational days 20 and 21. The pups were randomly assigned to two treatment conditions: room air (RA) or an O2-enriched atmosphere. On postnatal day 5, they were intratracheally transplanted with human MSCs (3 × 10(5) and 1 × 10(6) cells) in 0...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136027/expression-of-toll-like-receptors-tlrs-in-the-lungs-of-an-experimental-sepsis-mouse-model
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Anargyros Bakopoulos, Alkistis Kapelouzou, Diamantis I Tsilimigras, Michalis Katsimpoulas, Dimitrios Schizas, Chrysostomos Aravanis, Evaggelos Balafas, Manolis Mavroidis, Kitty Pavlakis, Anastasios Machairas, Theodore Liakakos
BACKGROUND: Sepsis is a condition characterized by high mortality rates and often accompanied by multiple-organ dysfunction. During sepsis, respiratory system may be affected and possibly result in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Toll-like receptors (TLRs), as a first line defense against invading pathogens, seem to be highly expressed in septic states. Therefore, expression of TLRs in the lungs of a sepsis animal model could indicate the involvement of the respiratory system and appear as a severity index of the clinical course...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131390/immune-function-in-critically-ill-dogs
#14
D Hoffman, J Amorim, A DeClue
BACKGROUND: People with critical illness (CI) commonly develop various forms of immune dysfunction, however, there is limited information concerning immune dysfunction in dogs with CI. HYPOTHESIS: The immune response in CI dogs differs from that of healthy dogs. ANIMALS: Immunologic variables were compared between 14 dogs with CI, defined as APPLEfast score of >20 points, admitted to the University of Missouri Veterinary Health Center Small Animal Clinic Intensive Care Unit and healthy controls (n = 15)...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130547/mir-140-5p-mediated-regulation-of-the-proliferation-and-differentiation-of-human-dental-pulp-stem-cells-occurs-through-the-lipopolysaccharide-toll-like-receptor-4-signaling-pathway
#15
De-Gang Sun, Bing-Chang Xin, Di Wu, Lei Zhou, Hong-Bin Wu, Wen Gong, Jian Lv
Human dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) are oral mesenchymal stem cells with potential to differentiate into various cell types. Recent studies of DPSCs have focused on microRNAs (miRNAs), a class of small noncoding RNAs that play crucial roles in regulating DPSC phenotypes. In the current study, the expression of miR-140-5p was significantly decreased during lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-mediated differentiation of DPSCs in vitro. Overexpression of miR-140-5p enhanced proliferation of DPSCs and inhibited DPSC differentiation, whereas suppression of miR-140-5p produced the opposite effect...
December 2017: European Journal of Oral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129634/immunostimulatory-effects-of-sulfated-chitosans-on-raw-264-7-mouse-macrophages-via-the-activation-of-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway
#16
Yue Yang, Ronge Xing, Song Liu, Yukun Qin, Kecheng Li, Huahua Yu, Pengcheng Li
To investigate the immunostimulatory effects of chitosan sulfates, we prepared α- and β-chitosan sulfates with different molecular weights and compared their immunostimulatory activities in RAW 264.7 macrophages. Results suggest that β-chitosan sulfates were more active than α-chitosan in promoting nitric oxide (NO) production. Further study show that β-chitosan sulfate significantly promoted the production of NO, prostaglandin E2, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, interleukin-6 and interleukin-1β at the levels of transcription and translation...
November 9, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127442/increased-frequencies-of-circulating-cxcl10-cxcl8-and-ccl4-producing-monocytes-and-siglec-3-expressing-myeloid-dendritic-cells-in-systemic-sclerosis-patients
#17
Tiago Carvalheiro, Sara Horta, Joel A G van Roon, Mariana Santiago, Maria J Salvador, Hélder Trindade, Timothy R D J Radstake, José A P da Silva, Artur Paiva
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the ex vivo pro-inflammatory properties of classical and non-classical monocytes as well as myeloid dendritic cells (mDCs) in systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients. METHODS: Spontaneous production of CXCL10, CCL4, CXCL8 and IL-6 was intracellularly evaluated in classical, non-classical monocytes and Siglec-3-expressing mDCs from peripheral blood of SSc patients and healthy controls (HC) through flow cytometry. In addition, production of these cytokines was determined upon toll-like receptor (TLR) 4 plus Interferon-γ (IFN-γ) stimulation...
November 10, 2017: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115627/sparstolonin-b-selectively-suppresses-toll%C3%A2-like-receptor%C3%A2-2-and-%C3%A2-4-to-alleviate-neuropathic-pain
#18
Guanghui Jin, Xing Jin, Shuang Zhou
It has been previously demonstrated that sparstolonin B (SsnB) inhibits toll‑like receptor (TLR)‑2 and TLR‑4. The present study investigated the effect of SsnB on neuropathic pain (NP). A chronic constriction injury (CCI) model was constructed in rats and the protein expression of TLR‑2 and TLR‑4 was determined by western blot analysis. Rats were divided into the following three groups: Rats with sham surgery (control group); rats with CCI (model group); and rats with CCI and injection of SsnB (SsnB group)...
November 3, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115619/administration-of-chlorogenic-acid-alleviates-spinal-cord-injury-via-tlr4-nf%C3%A2-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-p38-signaling-pathway-anti%C3%A2-inflammatory-activity
#19
Dayong Chen, Dan Pan, Shaolong Tang, Zhihong Tan, Yanan Zhang, Yunfeng Fu, Guohua Lü, Qinghua Huang
Chlorogenic acid, as a secondary metabolite of plants, exhibits a variety of effects including free radical scavenging, antiseptic, anti‑inflammatory and anti‑viral, in addition to its ability to reduce blood glucose, protect the liver and act as an anti‑hyperlipidemic agent and cholagogue. The present study demonstrated that administration of chlorogenic acid alleviated spinal cord injury (SCI) via anti‑inflammatory activity mediated by nuclear factor (NF)‑κB and p38 signaling pathways. Wistar rats were used to structure a SCI model rat to explore the effects of administration of chlorogenic acid on SCI...
November 6, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115472/anti-inflammatory-activity-of-resveratrol-prevents-inflammation-by-inhibiting-nf%C3%A2-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-in-animal-models-of-acute-pharyngitis
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Zhong-Xin Zhou, Shao-Feng Mou, Xiao-Qin Chen, Li-Li Gong, Wen-Sheng Ge
Recent studies have demonstrated that resveratrol can reduce blood sugar, improve insulin resistance, regulate abnormalities in lipid metabolism, and lower the secretion and expression of inflammatory factors. The present study investigated the anti‑inflammatory effects of resveratrol in animal models of acute pharyngitis, and its possible mechanisms. Commercial ELISA kits were used to measure tumor necrosis factor‑α, interleukin (IL)‑6, macrophage inflammatory protein‑2, cyclooxygenase‑2 levels and caspase‑3/9 activity...
November 2, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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