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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743964/toll-like-receptor-4-deficiency-reduces-oxidative-stress-and-macrophage-mediated-inflammation-in-hypertensive-kidney
#1
Sathnur Pushpakumar, Lu Ren, Sourav Kundu, Alejandra Gamon, Suresh C Tyagi, Utpal Sen
Oxidative stress and inflammation are integral to hypertension-induced renal injury. A unifying feature for the two components is Toll-like receptors (TLR), which are key regulators of the innate immune system. Recent studies implicate TLR4 activation and oxidative stress in cardiovascular diseases and also as a link between inflammation and hypertension. However, its role in hypertension induced renal injury remains unexplored. In the present study, we investigated whether TLR-4 deficiency reduces Ang-II-induced renal injury and fibrosis by attenuating reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and inflammation...
July 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739827/transcriptional-profiling-of-the-chicken-tracheal-response-to-virulent-mycoplasma-gallisepticum-strain-rlow
#2
J Beaudet, E R Tulman, K Pflaum, X Liao, G F Kutish, S M Szczepanek, L K Silbart, S J Geary
Mycoplasma gallisepticum, the primary etiologic agent of Chronic Respiratory Disease (CRD) in poultry, leads to prolonged recruitment and activation of inflammatory cells in the respiratory mucosa. This is consistent with the current model of immune dysregulation that ostensibly allows the organism to evade clearance mechanisms and establish chronic infection. To date, studies using qRT-PCR and microarrays have shown a significant transient up-regulation of cytokines and chemokines from tracheal epithelial cells (TECs) in vitro and tracheal tissue ex vivo in response to virulent strain Rlow, that contributes to the infiltration of inflammatory cells into the tracheal mucosa...
July 24, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735358/il-10-and-tgf-%C3%AE-unbalanced-levels-in-neutrophils-contribute-to-increase-inflammatory-cytokine-expression-in-childhood-obesity
#3
Nayara I Medeiros, Rafael T Mattos, Carlos A Menezes, Rafaelle C G Fares, André Talvani, Walderez O Dutra, Fabrício Rios-Santos, Rodrigo Correa-Oliveira, Juliana A S Gomes
PURPOSE: Obesity is a multifactorial disease, associated with metabolic disorders, chronic low-grade inflammation, and impaired immunity. This study aimed to evaluate the childhood obesity-associated effects on neutrophil activation and cytokine production. METHODS: We evaluated activation and recognition markers and cytokine production in neutrophils from the peripheral blood of children with obesity and normal weight using multicolor flow cytometry. RESULTS: We demonstrate a higher frequency of neutrophils in childhood obesity group (CO) compared to normal-weight group (NW)...
July 22, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718060/innate-immune-responses-and-osteoarthritis
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REVIEW
Evangelia Kalaitzoglou, Timothy M Griffin, Mary Beth Humphrey
PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic, painful joint disease that affects approximately 40% of adults over 70 year. Age is the strongest predictor of OA, while obesity is considered the primary preventable risk factor for OA. Both conditions are associated with abnormal innate immune inflammatory responses that contribute to OA progression and are the focus of this review. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent studies have identified risk factors for OA progression including increased innate immune responses secondary to aging-associated myeloid skewing, obesity-related myeloid activation, and synovial tissue hyperplasia with activated macrophage infiltration...
August 2017: Current Rheumatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716464/modulating-effects-of-omega-3-fatty-acids-and-pioglitazone-combination-on-insulin-resistance-through-toll-like-receptor-4-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#5
Salma M Eraky, Noha Abdel-Rahman, Laila A Eissa
Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR-4) plays important roles in innate immunity. Changes in the reduction-oxidation balance of tissues can lead to a pro-inflammatory state and insulin resistance. An action thought to be mediated by TLRs. Omega-3 fatty acids and Peroxisome Proliferator Activated Receptor gamma (PPAR-γ) agonists as pioglitazone are used for decreasing inflammation. The aim of this study is to investigate the anti-diabetic effects of combining omega -3 fatty acid with pioglitazone on type 2 diabetes, and the modifying effects on TLR-4...
June 17, 2017: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714872/immunomodulatory-activity-of-octenyl-succinic-anhydride-modified-porang-amorphophallus-oncophyllus-glucomannan-on-mouse-macrophage-like-j774-1-cells-and-mouse-primary-peritoneal-macrophages
#6
Sellen Gurusmatika, Kosuke Nishi, Eni Harmayani, Yudi Pranoto, Takuya Sugahara
Porang is a local plant of Indonesia, which has a high content of glucomannan. In this study, porang glucomannan (PG) was esterified with octenyl succinic anhydride (OSA) to enhance emulsion properties to be widely used in food industry. OSA-modified PG (OSA-PG) enhanced the phagocytosis activity of macrophage-like J774.1 cells and mouse peritoneal macrophages. In addition, OSA-PG increased the production of IL-6 and TNF-α by enhancing their gene expression. Immunoblot analysis displayed that OSA-PG tended to activate both nuclear factor-κB and mitogen-activated protein kinase cascades...
July 15, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714001/lps-enhances-tlr4-expression-and-ifn%C3%A2-%C3%AE-production-via-the-tlr4-irak-nf%C3%A2-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway-in-rat-pulmonary-arterial-smooth-muscle-cells
#7
Pengyan Wang, Xuhui Han, Biwen Mo, Guojin Huang, Changming Wang
The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of the Toll‑like receptor (TLR)4 signaling pathway in cellular response to lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in rat pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells (PASMCs). Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) rats were established with passive inhaling cigarette smoke plus injection of LPS. The TLR4 protein in lung tissues was determined with immunohistochemical staining and protein levels of the components of the TLR4 pathway in PASMCs were analyzed with western blotting...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711715/novel-peptide-motifs-from-lysozyme-suppress-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-in-macrophages-by-antagonizing-toll-like-receptor-and-lps-scavenging-action
#8
Hisham R Ibrahim, Kosuke Hamasaki, Takeshi Miyata
Lysozyme is commonly found in spots where bacterial infections are most likely to enter the body. Earlier we found that lysozyme possesses five antimicrobial peptide motifs in its N-terminal region which can be generated by newborn pepsin. In this study, we explore the role of these peptides in the anti-inflammatory activity of lysozyme. The five peptides, helix1 (H1), helix2 (H2), H1 and H2 connected with a loop (HLH), H2 extended with either 2 β-strands (H2-S12) or 3 β-strands (H2-S13), were synthesized and examined for anti-inflammatory action...
July 12, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711708/ezetimibe-and-simvastatin-combination-inhibits-and-reverses-the-pro-inflammatory-and-pro-atherogenic-effects-of-cream-in-obese-patients
#9
Husam Ghanim, Kelly Green, Sanaa Abuaysheh, Reema Patel, Manav Batra, Ajay Chaudhuri, Antoine Makdissi, Nitesh D Kuhadiya, Paresh Dandona
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Inflammation and postprandial lipemia are associated with increased cardiovascular disease. We investigated whether ezetimibe and simvastatin combination, a lipid lowering combination of simvastatin and ezetimibe, exerts an anti-inflammatory effect in the fasting state and after dairy cream intake. METHODS: Twenty obese patients were randomized to either ezetimibe and simvastatin combination or placebo treatment for 6 weeks. All patients were asked to ingest 33 ml of dairy cream (300 Calories) at the beginning and at the end of intervention...
June 7, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701868/protective-effect-of-korean-red-ginseng-against-fk506-induced-damage-in-llc-pk1-cells
#10
Dahae Lee, Ki Sung Kang, Jae Sik Yu, Jung-Yoon Woo, Gwi Seo Hwang, Dae-Woon Eom, Seung-Hoon Baek, Hye Lim Lee, Ki Hyun Kim, Noriko Yamabe
BACKGROUND: Compound FK506 is an immunosuppressant agent that is frequently used to prevent rejection of solid organs upon transplant. However, nephrotoxicity due to apoptosis and inflammatory response mediated by FK506 limit its usefulness. In this study, the protective effect of Korean Red Ginseng (KRG) against FK506-induced damage in LLC-PK1 pig kidney epithelial cells was investigated. METHODS: LLC-PK1 cells were exposed to FK506 with KRG and cell viability was measured...
July 2017: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698123/identification-molecular-evolution-of-toll-like-receptors-in-a-tibetan-schizothoracine-fish-gymnocypris-eckloni-and-their-expression-profiles-in-response-to-acute-hypoxia
#11
Delin Qi, Mingzhe Xia, Yan Chao, Yongli Zhao, Rongrong Wu
Hypoxia plays an important role in regulating a variety of physiological responses as well as in pathological situations, but to date the roles of Toll-like receptors (TLRs) in fish in response to hypoxia are still poorly understood. Here, we sequenced the transcriptome of G. eckloni and identified the members of TLR family by scanning transcriptome, and then investigated the expression profiles of a complete set of TLRs in G. eckloni in response to acute hypoxia (4 h at DO = 0.3 ± 0.1 mg/L). The de novo-assembled transcriptome consisted of a total of 162,235 transcripts, further clustered into 110,231 unigenes...
July 8, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690061/bovine-mir-146a-regulates-inflammatory-cytokines-of-bovine-mammary-epithelial-cells-via-targeting-the-traf6-gene
#12
Xing-Ping Wang, Zhuo-Ma Luoreng, Lin-Sen Zan, Feng Li, Na Li
It has been reported previously that bovine miR-146a (bta-miR-146a) is significantly differentially expressed in mammary glands infected with mastitis, compared with healthy udders. This suggests that bta-miR-146a plays an important role in the regulation of mammary inflammation. However, the specifics of this function have yet to be elucidated. Bovine mammary epithelial cells (bMEC) represent the first line of defense against pathogens and have important roles in initiating and regulating inflammatory responses and innate immunity during infection...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687988/initial-and-late-efficacy-of-everolimus-eluting-stents-for-small-and-non-small-coronary-lesions-from-evaluating-delayed-late-loss-study
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Naoto Tama, Hiroyasu Uzui, Yuki Horita, Masanobu Namura, Hiroshi Tada
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the long-term outcomes at 2 years in patients in whom everolimus-eluting stents (EESs) were implanted in small and non-small vessels. A small vessel is an important risk factor for restenosis with BMSs, even in the first generation DESs. The 690 patients with 690 lesions implanted with an EES were enrolled and divided into two groups by vessel reference diameter (RD): >2.5 mm for non-small vessels (Non-S-group) and ≤2.5 mm for small vessels (S-group). Two years later, the 365 patients with no restenosis at 8 months who underwent angiography were enrolled into the late catch-up study...
July 7, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684236/development-of-insulin-resistance-through-sprouting-of-inflammatory-markers-during-hypoxia-in-3t3-l1-adipocyte-and-amelioration-with-curcumin
#14
A Priyanka, G L Shyni, Anupama Nair, P Salin Raj, S S Anusree, K G Raghu
The role of phytochemicals in general well-being has been recognized. Curcumin is an ideal example. Hypoxia in adipose tissue is a major cause of inflammation and insulin resistance in obesity. Herein we mainly explored inflammation, insulin resistance and angiogenesis in 3T3-L1 adipocytes and possible reversal with the curcumin during hypoxia. Hypoxia for 24h significantly increased (P ≤ 0.05) the secretion of monocyte chemotactic protein-1 (4.59 fold), leptin (2.96 fold) and reduced adiponectin (2.93 fold)...
July 3, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680194/syk-plays-a-critical-role-in-the-expression-and-activation-of-irak1-in-lps-treated-macrophages
#15
Jae Gwang Park, Young-Jin Son, Byong Chul Yoo, Woo Seok Yang, Ji Hye Kim, Jong-Hoon Kim, Jae Youl Cho
To address how interleukin-1 receptor-associated kinase 1 (IRAK1) is controlled by other enzymes activated by toll-like receptor (TLR) 4, we investigated the possibility that spleen tyrosine kinase (Syk), a protein tyrosine kinase that is activated at an earlier stage during TLR4 activation, plays a central role in regulating the functional activation of IRAK1. Indeed, we found that overexpression of myeloid differentiation primary response gene 88 (MyD88), an adaptor molecule that drives TLR signaling, induced IRAK1 expression and that piceatannol, a Syk inhibitor, successfully suppressed the MyD88-dependent upregulation of IRAK1 under LPS treatment conditions...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679338/reduced-interstitial-cells-of-cajal-and-increased-intraepithelial-lymphocytes-are-associated-with-development-of-small-intestinal-bacterial-overgrowth-in-post-infectious-ibs-mouse-model
#16
Binrui Chen, Shuwen Zhu, Lijun Du, Huiqin He, John J Kim, Ning Dai
OBJECTIVE: Intestinal dysmotility and immune activation are likely involved in the pathogenesis of small intestinal bacteria overgrowth (SIBO) in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). We aimed at investigating the role of interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) and intestinal inflammation in the development of SIBO using a post-infectious IBS (PI-IBS) mouse model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: NIH mice were randomly infected with Trichinella spiralis. Visceral sensitivity and stool pattern were assessed at 8-weeks post-infection (PI)...
July 5, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669593/pathogen-mimicking-vaccine-delivery-system-designed-with-a-bioactive-polymer-inulin-acetate-for-robust-humoral-and-cellular-immune-responses
#17
Sunny Kumar, Siddharth S Kesharwani, Bhimanna Kuppast, Mohammed Ali Bakkari, Hemachand Tummala
New and improved vaccines are needed against challenging diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, Ebola, influenza, AIDS, and cancer. The majority of existing vaccine adjuvants lack the ability to significantly stimulate the cellular immune response, which is required to prevent the aforementioned diseases. This study designed a novel particulate based pathogen-mimicking vaccine delivery system (PMVDS) to target antigen-presenting-cells (APCs) such as dendritic cells. The uniqueness of PMVDS is that the polymer used to prepare the delivery system, Inulin Acetate (InAc), activates the innate immune system...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668304/toll-like-receptor-4-signaling-pathway-in-aorta-aging-and-diseases-its-double-nature
#18
REVIEW
Carmela Rita Balistreri, Giovanni Ruvolo, Domenico Lio, Rosalinda Madonna
Recent advances in the field of innate immunity have revealed a complex role of innate immune signaling pathways in both tissue homeostasis and disease. Among them, the Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR-4) pathways has been linked to various pathophysiological conditions, such as cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). This has been interrogated by developing multiple laboratory tools that have shown in animal models and clinical conditions, the involvement of the TLR-4 signaling pathway in the pathophysiology of different CVDs, such as atherosclerosis, ischemic heart disease, heart failure, ischemia-reperfusion injury and aorta aneurysm...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662951/cd11a-and-cd49d-enhance-the-detection-of-antigen-specific-t-cells-following-human-vaccination
#19
Allison F Christiaansen, Upasna Gaur Dixit, Rhea N Coler, Anna Marie Beckmann, Steven G Reed, Patricia L Winokur, M Bridget Zimmerman, Steven M Varga, Mary E Wilson
BACKGROUND: Determining the efficacy of human vaccines that induce antigen-specific protective CD4 T cell responses against pathogens can be particularly challenging to evaluate. Surface expression of CD11a and CD49d has been shown to identify antigen-specific CD4 T cells against viral pathogens in mice. We hypothesized that CD11a and CD49d would also serve as markers of human antigen-specific T cells responding to vaccination. METHODS: A phase I vaccine trial enabled us to evaluate a novel gating strategy based on surface expression of CD11a and CD49d as a means of detecting antigen-specific, cytokine producing CD4 and CD8 T cells induced after vaccination of naïve individuals against leishmaniasis...
June 26, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662496/macrophage-inflammatory-protein-2-in-high-mobility-group-box-1-secretion-of-macrophage-cells-exposed-to-lipopolysaccharide
#20
Qin Chaochao, Guohua Lou, Ying Yang, Yanning Liu, Ying Hu, Zheng Min, Ping Chen, Jiliang He, Zhi Chen
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Macrophage inflammatory protein-2 (MIP-2), a type of leukocyte chemokine, is primarily produced by macrophages, and levels increase significantly in early inflammation. However, the precise biological functions and mechanisms of MIP-2 in the development of inflammation remain unclear. The purposes of the present study were to investigate the role of MIP-2 in inflammation induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in vitro and to determine the possibility of blocking the high mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) signalling pathway via MIP-2 inhibition...
June 26, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
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