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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714751/antidepressant-efficacy-of-electroconvulsive-therapy-is-associated-with-a-reduction-of-the-innate-cellular-immune-activity-in-the-cerebrospinal-fluid-in-patients-with-depression
#1
Laura Kranaster, Carolin Hoyer, Suna S Aksay, J Malte Bumb, Norbert Müller, Peter Zill, Markus J Schwarz, Alexander Sartorius
OBJECTIVES: A bidirectional link between the antidepressant effects of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and the modulation of the immune system has been proposed. To elucidate the interplay between antidepressant treatment and macrophage/microglia activation in humans, we performed a study on the effects of the antidepressant treatment by ECT on markers of macrophage/microglia activation in patients with depression. METHODS: We measured six different markers (IL-6, neopterin, sCD14, sCD163 MIF and MCP1) of macrophage/microglia activation in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and blood of 12 patients with a severe, treatment-resistant depressive episode before and after a course of ECT...
July 17, 2017: World Journal of Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714387/macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-a-favorable-marker-in-inflammatory-diseases
#2
Johannes Hertelendy, Georg Reumuth, David Simons, Christian Stoppe, Bong-Sung Kim, Jan-Philipp Stromps, Paul C Fuchs, Jürgen Bernhagen, Norbert Pallua, Gerrit Grieb
Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) was firstly described in the 1960s as a pleiotropic cytokine affecting a variety of immune cells. Different physiological functions mainly involving inflammatory reactions such as chemokine-like function and regulating systemic stress responses have been reported. In several clinical studies the use of MIF as a biomarker has been investigated promising support for diseases with an inflammatory aspect such as sepsis, systemic infections and autoimmune diseases. This article in detail reviews clinical data and evaluates the function as biomarker focusing on inflammatory and autoimmune diseases...
July 14, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714356/express-complexity-of-macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-mif-and-other-angiogenic-biomarkers-profiling-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#3
Jeffrey David Marshall, Maor Sauler, Adriano Tonelli, Youlan Rao, Richard Bucala, Patty Lee, Wassim Fares
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2017: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704499/the-low-expression-of-mir-451-predicts-a-worse-prognosis-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cases
#4
Akiteru Goto, Masamitsu Tanaka, Makoto Yoshida, Michinobu Umakoshi, Hiroshi Nanjo, Kouya Shiraishi, Motonobu Saito, Takashi Kohno, Sei Kuriyama, Hayato Konno, Kazuhiro Imai, Hajime Saito, Yoshihiro Minamiya, Daichi Maeda
PURPOSE: miR-451 is a tumor suppressive microRNA with several target genes, including Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF). As little is known about the expression and clinicopathological significance of mir-451 in NSCLC, we performed a clinicopathological study of 370 NSCLC cases to clarify them. Cell biological experiments were also performed on NSCLC cell lines to confirm the tumor-suppressive role of miR-451 and whether or not MIF is targeted by miR-451. METHODS: We analyzed 370 NSCLC cases for the miR-451 expression by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction and the MIF expression by immunohistochemistry...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703031/lower-circulating-migration-inhibitory-factor-protein-is-associated-with-metabolic-syndrome-and-diabetes
#5
Altan Onat, Evin Ademoğlu, Günay Can, Neslihan Çoban, Ayşem Kaya, Hüsniye Yüksel
AIM: The controversial relationship between macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) and the likelihood of cardiometabolic diseases was investigated. Results/methodology: Assayed MIF protein from 1225 adults was cross-sectionally analyzed. MIF was independently inversely associated with age, total testosterone and positively with high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol. In men MIF correlation with age, testosterone and waist circumference converted from inverse in the upper to positive in the bottom MIF third...
July 2017: Biomarkers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700526/urinary-macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-as-a-noninvasive-biomarker-in-pediatric-henoch-sch%C3%A3-nlein-purpura-nephritis
#6
Jiapei Wang, Yunyan Li, Yuanling Chen, Xiahua Dai, Yazhen Di, Mengjiao Shen, Qianqian Ying, Shiwei Fu, Yinjie Li
PURPOSES: The aims of this study were to investigate urinary macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) levels and their clinical significance in Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) children with or without nephritis (N) and to assess the influence of steroid treatment on the urine MIF levels of HSPN patients. METHODS: Group I comprised 35 children with HSPN who were examined twice (A before treatment and B after steroid treatment). Group II comprised 41 children with HSP...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695328/study-of-the-emitted-dose-after-two-separate-inhalations-at-different-inhalation-flow-rates-and-volumes-and-an-assessment-of-aerodynamic-characteristics-of-indacaterol-onbrez-breezhaler-%C3%A2-150-and-300%C3%A2-%C3%AE-g
#7
Mohamad Abadelah, Henry Chrystyn, Golshan Bagherisadeghi, Gaballa Abdalla, Hassan Larhrib
Onbrez Breezhaler® is a low-resistance capsule-based device that was developed to deliver indacaterol maleate. The study was designed to investigate the effects of both maximum flow rate (MIF) and inhalation volume (Vin) on the dose emission of indacaterol 150 and 300 μg dose strengths after one and two inhalations using dose unit sampling apparatus (DUSA) as well as to study the aerodynamic characteristics of indacaterol Breezhaler® using the Andersen cascade impactor (ACI) at a different set of MIF and Vin...
July 10, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694172/macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-mediates-viability-and-apoptosis-of-pvm-ms-through-pi3k-akt-pathway
#8
Wenjing Zhang, Jian Zheng, Juan Meng, Lingling Neng, Xiaohua Chen, Zhaobing Qin
Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) plays an important role in hearing function; however, the underlying mechanism remains indistinct. PVM/Ms from the stria vascularis of lateral wall of cochlea in young and aged mice were isolated, and the mRNA and protein expression levels were detected. MIF was knocked down or overexpresssed in vitro, and transfection was performed in vivo. Cell viability and apoptosis were determined by MTT assay and flow cytometry analysis, respectively. The hearing ability was tested by the auditory brain stem response...
July 8, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693222/identification-of-differentially-expressed-inflammatory-factors-in-wilms-tumors-and-their-association-with-patient-outcomes
#9
Fei Guo, Junjie Zhang, Lei Wang, Wei Zhao, Jiekai Yu, Shu Zheng, Jiaxiang Wang
The present study aimed to identify differentially expressed inflammatory factors observed in Wilms tumors (WT), and to investigate the association of these factors with clinical stage, pathological type, lymph node metastasis and vascular involvement of WT. Surface-enhanced laser desorption/ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry was performed to screen differentially expressed proteins among WT and normal tissue pairs. Upregulated proteins in WT were separated and purified by solid phase extraction and Tricine SDS-PAGE, respectively...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692601/recurrent-braf-gene-rearrangements-in-myxoinflammatory-fibroblastic-sarcomas-but-not-hemosiderotic-fibrolipomatous-tumors
#10
Yu-Chien Kao, Valentina Ranucci, Lei Zhang, Yun-Shao Sung, Edward A Athanasian, David Swanson, Brendan C Dickson, Cristina R Antonescu
Myxoinflammatory fibroblastic sarcoma (MIFS) is a low grade soft tissue sarcoma with a predilection for acral sites, being associated with a high rate of local recurrence but very infrequent distant metastases. Although a t(1;10) translocation resulting in TGFBR3-MGEA5 fusion has been reported as a recurrent genetic event in MIFS, this abnormality is seen only in a subset of cases. As no studies to date have investigated the spectrum of alternative genetic alterations in TGFBR3-MGEA5 fusion negative MIFS, we undertook a genetic analysis of this particular cohort for further molecular classification...
July 7, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679106/macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-a-multifaceted-cytokine-implicated-in-multiple-neurological-diseases
#11
REVIEW
Marcel F Leyton-Jaimes, Joy Kahn, Adrian Israelson
Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is a conserved cytokine found as a homotrimer protein. It is found in a wide spectrum of cell types in the body including neuronal and non-neuronal cells. MIF is implicated in several biological processes; chemo-attraction, cytokine activity, and receptor binding, among other functions. More recently, a chaperone-like activity has been added to its repertoire. In this review, we focus on the implication of MIF in the central nervous system and peripheries, its role in neurological disorders, and the mechanisms by which MIF is regulated...
July 2, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675019/-inhibitory-effect-and-underlying-mechanism-of-total-saponins-from-paris-polyphylla-var-yunnanensis-on-the-proliferation-of-salivary-adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-acc-83-cells
#12
He Qiumin, Xu Biao, Wang Weihong, Bao Chongyun, Hu Shaowei
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the inhibitory effect and underlying mechanism of total saponins from Paris polyphylla var. yunnanensis on the proliferation of salivary adenoid cystic carcinoma ACC-83 cells. METHODS: In vitro cell culture was performed. The proliferation of ACC-83 cells treated with different concentrations (5, 10, 20, 40, 60, 80, 100 μg·mL⁻¹) of total saponins from Paris polyphylla var. yunnanensis was observed using CCK-8 assay. Meanwhile, the apoptosis of ACC-83 cells treated with different concentrations (25, 50, 100 μg·mL⁻¹) of the total saponins was observed using flow cytometry...
June 1, 2017: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668810/an-mif-promoter-polymorphism-is-associated-with-susceptibility-to-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-in-diffuse-cutaneous-systemic-sclerosis
#13
Lara Bossini-Castillo, Diana Campillo-Davó, Elena López-Isac, Francisco David Carmona, Carmen P Simeon, Patricia Carreira, José Luis Callejas-Rubio, Iván Castellví, Antonio Fernández-Nebro, Luis Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Manel Rubio-Rivas, Francisco J García-Hernández, Ana Belén Madroñero, Lorenzo Beretta, Alessandro Santaniello, Claudio Lunardi, Paolo Airó, Anna-Maria Hoffmann-Vold, Alexander Kreuter, Gabriela Riemekasten, Torsten Witte, Nicolas Hunzelmann, Madelon C Vonk, Alexandre E Voskuyl, J de Vries-Bouwstra, Paul Shiels, Ariane Herrick, Jane Worthington, Timothy R D J Radstake, Javier Martin
OBJECTIVE: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a fibrotic immune-mediated disease of unknown etiology. Among its clinical manifestations, pulmonary involvement is the leading cause of mortality in patients with SSc. However, the genetic factors involved in lung complication are not well defined. We aimed to review the association of the MIF gene, which encodes a cytokine implicated in idiopathic pulmonary hypertension among other diseases, with the susceptibility and clinical expression of SSc, in addition to testing the association of this polymorphism with SSc-related pulmonary involvement...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666273/macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-promotes-vasculogenic-mimicry-formation-induced-by-hypoxia-via-cxcr4-akt-emt-pathway-in-human-glioblastoma-cells
#14
Xing Guo, Shugang Xu, Xiao Gao, Jian Wang, Hao Xue, Zihang Chen, Jinsen Zhang, Xiaofan Guo, Mingyu Qian, Wei Qiu, Gang Li
Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is over-expressed and secreted in various cancer cells in particular in response to hypoxia. Recent studies have shown that, under hypoxic conditions, glioblastoma (GBM) cells display the ability to drive blood-perfused vasculogenic mimicry (VM). The aim of this study was to investigate the underlying mechanism of MIF in the regulation of hypoxia-induced VM in GBM cells. By analyzing clinical specimens, we observed the co-localization of MIF, C-X-C motif chemokine receptor 4 (CXCR4) and VM in hypoxic regions of gliomas...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666020/modulating-glioma-mediated-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cell-development-with-sulforaphane
#15
Ravi Kumar, Tristan de Mooij, Timothy E Peterson, Tatiana Kaptzan, Aaron J Johnson, David J Daniels, Ian F Parney
Glioblastoma is the most common primary tumor of the brain and has few long-term survivors. The local and systemic immunosuppressive environment created by glioblastoma allows it to evade immunosurveillance. Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) are a critical component of this immunosuppression. Understanding mechanisms of MDSC formation and function are key to developing effective immunotherapies. In this study, we developed a novel model to reliably generate human MDSCs from healthy-donor CD14+ monocytes by culture in human glioma-conditioned media...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660909/spondyloarthropathies-mif-drives-inflammation-and-bone-formation-in-as
#16
Sarah Onuora
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 29, 2017: Nature Reviews. Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660401/individual-bayesian-information-matrix-for-predicting-estimation-error-and-shrinkage-of-individual-parameters-accounting-for-data-below-the-limit-of-quantification
#17
Thi Huyen Tram Nguyen, Thu Thuy Nguyen, France Mentré
PURPOSE: In mixed models, the relative standard errors (RSE) and shrinkage of individual parameters can be predicted from the individual Bayesian information matrix (MBF). We proposed an approach accounting for data below the limit of quantification (LOQ) in MBF. METHODS: MBF is the sum of the expectation of the individual Fisher information (MIF) which can be evaluated by First-Order linearization and the inverse of random effect variance. We expressed the individual information as a weighted sum of predicted MIF for every possible design composing of measurements above and/or below LOQ...
June 28, 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657665/obacunone-causes-sustained-expression-of-mkp-1-thus-inactivating-p38-mapk-to-suppress-pro-inflammatory-mediators-through-intracellular-mif
#18
Yuan Gao, Rui Hou, Fen Liu, Haibo Liu, Qiaoling Fei, Yixin Han, Runlan Cai, Cheng Peng, Yun Qi
Obacunone (OBA) is a highly oxygenated triterpenoid with various pharmacological activities. In this study, we explored its anti-inflammatory effect and underlying mechanisms in LPS-activated macrophages. Our data showed that OBA potently decreased pro-inflammatory mediators (e.g. NO, IL-6, IL-1β and MCP-1) at the transcriptional and translational levels without cytotoxicity. A mechanism study showed that OBA significantly suppressed p38-mediated AP-1 signaling by stabilizing the mRNA of mitogen-activated protein kinase phosphatase 1 (MKP-1), thus prolonging the expression time of the MKP-1 protein...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657145/macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-mif-gene-promotor-polymorphism-is-associated-with-increased-fibrosis-in-biliary-atresia-patients-but-not-with-disease-susceptibility
#19
Khaled H Sadek, Sameera Ezzat, Samira A Abdel-Aziz, Hanaa Alaraby, Asmaa Mosbeh, Mohamed H Abdel-Rahman
Two polymorphisms, rs755622 and rs5844572, in the promoter region of the macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) gene influence the basal and/or induced transcriptional activity and have been linked to several inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between these two polymorphisms and disease susceptibility in patients with biliary atresia (BA). Allele frequencies of rs755622 and rs5844572 were assessed in 60 Egyptian infants with a confirmed diagnosis of BA...
June 28, 2017: Annals of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648870/tlr7-and-tlr8-agonist-resiquimod-r848-differently-regulates-mif-expression-in-cells-and-organs
#20
Yao Mawulikplimi Adzavon, Pengxiang Zhao, Baobei Lv, Mengyu Liu, Xin Zhang, Fei Xie, Linqi Yang, Lei Shang, Mingzi Zhang, Qinjian Li, Xuemei Ma
Since its first description in 1966, macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) was found to play a critical role in inflammatory and immune responses as well as in disease pathogenesis especially in tumor pathogenesis and cancer progression. MIF is expressed in different cell types and is associated with many disease severity and tumor pathogenesis. Here, we investigated the influence of TLR7 and TLR8 agonist resiquimod (R848), an immune response inducer used as a prophylactic agent for several infectious diseases as well as anticancer agents and vaccine adjuvant on MIF expression in cells and organs...
June 22, 2017: Cytokine
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