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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331211/association-between-the-mif-173g-c-polymorphism-and-serum-mif-levels-with-pulmonary-tuberculosis-a-meta-analysis
#1
Xiang Tong, Zhipeng Yan, Qilong Zhou, Sitong Liu, Jing Han, Yao Ma, Xue Yang, Hong Fan
Many studies have indicated that Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF)-173G/C gene polymorphisms are associated with susceptibility to pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB). Additionally, some studies have suggested that there are higher levels of serum MIF in patients with PTB than the controls. However, the results of these studies were underpowered. The current study aimed to precisely evaluate the association between the MIF-173G/C polymorphism and serum MIF concentrations with PTB. Therefore, a systematic literature search was preformed to identify studies involving the indicated association...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329734/elevated-mif-2-levels-predict-mortality-in-critically-ill-patients
#2
Julia Pohl, Ulrike B Hendgen-Cotta, Pia Stock, Peter Luedike, Tienush Rassaf
PURPOSE: D-dopachrome tautomerase (MIF-2 or DDT) is a member of the macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) superfamily and a close structural homolog to MIF. Circulating MIF-2 has been described to be elevated in patients suffering from sepsis, severe burn injury and after surgery. We sought to evaluate the prognostic value of MIF-2 in critically ill patients. METHODS: A total of 72 patients were studied upon admission to the medical intensive care unit (ICU)...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323706/comparison-of-open-versus-percutaneous-pedicle-screw-fixation-using-the-sextant-system-in-the-treatment-of-traumatic-thoracolumbar-fractures
#3
Hongwei Wang, Yue Zhou, Changqing Li, Jun Liu, Liangbi Xiang
STUDY DESIGN: We retrospectively reviewed 100 patients who were posterior stabilized without graft fusion. Using the Sextant system, 22 patients underwent minimally invasive short-segment 4-pedicle screw fixation (MIF4) and 39 patients underwent minimally invasive short-segment combined with intermediate screws fixation, that is, 6-pedicle screw fixation (MIF6). The conventional open posterior short-segment 4-pedicle screw fixation (OPF4) technique was used in 39 patients. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of percutaneous pedicle screw fixation using the Sextant system in the treatment of traumatic thoracolumbar fractures compared with the conventional open posterior short-segment pedicle screw fixation technique...
April 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323005/macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-interacts-with-thioredoxin-interacting-protein-and-induces-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activity
#4
Mi Jeong Kim, Won Sam Kim, Dong Oh Kim, Jae-Eun Byun, Hangsak Huy, Soo Yun Lee, Hae Young Song, Young-Jun Park, Tae-Don Kim, Suk Ran Yoon, Eun-Ji Choi, Hyunjung Ha, Haiyoung Jung, Inpyo Choi
The nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) pathway is pivotal in controlling survival and apoptosis of cancer cells. Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF), a cytokine that regulates the immune response and tumorigenesis under inflammatory conditions, is upregulated in various tumors. However, the intracellular functions of MIF are unclear. In this study, we found that MIF directly interacted with thioredoxin-interacting protein (TXNIP), a tumor suppressor and known inhibitor of NF-κB activity, and MIF significantly induced NF-κB activation...
March 17, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322847/identification-and-functional-characterization-of-oncomelania-hupensis-macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-involved-in-the-snail-host-innate-immune-response-to-the-parasite-schistosoma-japonicum
#5
Shuaiqin Huang, Yunchao Cao, Mingke Lu, Wenfeng Peng, Jiaojiao Lin, Chongti Tang, Liang Tang
Schistosomiasis, caused by parasitic trematodes of the genus Schistosoma, remains a devastating public health problem, with over 200 million people infected and 779 million people at risk worldwide, especially in developing countries. The freshwater amphibious snail Oncomelania hupensis is the obligate intermediate host of Schistosoma japonicum. This unique and long-standing host-parasite interaction highlights the biomedical importance of the molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in the snail immune defense response against schistosome infection...
March 17, 2017: International Journal for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299862/the-neoarchaean-surficial-sulphur-cycle-an-alternative-hypothesis-based-on-analogies-with-20th-century-atmospheric-lead
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M Gallagher, M J Whitehouse, B S Kamber
We revisit the S-isotope systematics of sedimentary pyrite in a shaly limestone from the ca. 2.52 Ga Gamohaan Formation, Upper Campbellrand Subgroup, Transvaal, South Africa. The analysed rock is interpreted to have been deposited in a water depth of ca. 50-100 m, in a restricted sub-basin on a drowning platform. A previous study discovered that the pyrites define a nonzero intercept δ(34) SV-CDT -Δ(33) S data array. The present study carried out further quadruple S-isotope analyses of pyrite, confirming and expanding the linear δ(34) SV-CDT -Δ(33) S array with an δ(34) S zero intercept at ∆(33) S ca...
March 16, 2017: Geobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289333/influence-of-vaginal-lactoferrin-administration-on-amniotic-fluid-cytokines-and-its-role-against-inflammatory-complications-of-pregnancy
#7
Martina Maritati, Manola Comar, Nunzia Zanotta, Silva Seraceni, Alessandro Trentini, Fabrizio Corazza, Fortunato Vesce, Carlo Contini
BACKGROUND: An altered amniotic cytokine profile has been reported in inflammatory pregnancy complications with a leading role for IL-6, a marker of the foetal systemic inflammatory response. Up to this date there is no exhaustive information neither on the foetal cytokine balance nor on the best method for its modulation. We aimed to evaluate the influence of vaginal lactoferrin administration on amniotic fluid concentration of 47 cytokines, chemokines and growth factors. METHODS: Sixty women undergoing genetic amniocentesis were enrolled in an open-label clinical trial...
2017: Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287533/isolation-of-endothelial-progenitor-cells-from-healthy-volunteers-and-their-migratory-potential-influenced-by-serum-samples-after-cardiac-surgery
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Christoph Emontzpohl, David Simons, Sandra Kraemer, Andreas Goetzenich, Gernot Marx, Jürgen Bernhagen, Christian Stoppe
Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) are recruited from the bone marrow under pathological conditions like hypoxia and are crucially involved in the neovascularization of ischemic tissues. The origin, classification and characterization of EPCs are complex; notwithstanding, two prominent sub-types of EPCs have been established: so-called "early" EPCs (subsequently referred to as early-EPCs) and late-outgrowth EPCs (late-EPCs). They can be classified by biological properties as well as by their appearance during in vitro culture...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282868/a-pronounced-inflammatory-activity-characterizes-the-early-fracture-healing-phase-in-immunologically-restricted-patients
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Paula Hoff, Timo Gaber, Cindy Strehl, Manuela Jakstadt, Holger Hoff, Katharina Schmidt-Bleek, Annemarie Lang, Eric Röhner, Dörte Huscher, Georg Matziolis, Gerd-Rüdiger Burmester, Gerhard Schmidmaier, Carsten Perka, Georg N Duda, Frank Buttgereit
Immunologically restricted patients such as those with autoimmune diseases or malignancies often suffer from delayed or insufficient fracture healing. In human fracture hematomas and the surrounding bone marrow obtained from immunologically restricted patients, we analyzed the initial inflammatory phase on cellular and humoral level via flow cytometry and multiplex suspension array. Compared with controls, we demonstrated higher numbers of immune cells like monocytes/macrophages, natural killer T (NKT) cells, and activated T helper cells within the fracture hematomas and/or the surrounding bone marrow...
March 8, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276727/evaluation-of-prothrombin-induced-by-vitamin-k-absence-macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-and-golgi-protein-73-versus-alpha-fetoprotein-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-diagnosis-and-surveillance
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Manar M Ismail, Heba K Morsi, Nahla A B Abdulateef, Maissa K Noaman, Ghada A Abou El-Ella
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) represents a challenging malignancy of worldwide importance. It is the third most common cause of cancer-related death globally as most patients present with unresectable disease. Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) is the widely and solely used biomarker for HCC diagnosis; yet, its usefulness is hampered by low sensitivity and specificity. We aimed to identify more sensitive biomarkers for HCC diagnosis and a surveillance algorithm that may facilitate early detection of HCC. A total of 305 Egyptian and Saudi participants grouped as healthy controls, cancer controls, benign hepatic lesions, chronic viral hepatitis and HCC were included...
May 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261302/the-vitamin-d-analogue-paricalcitol-attenuates-hepatic-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-through-down-regulation-of-toll-like-receptor-4-signaling-in-rats
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Min Sung Kim, Soyoung Lee, Namhee Jung, Kiho Lee, Jinwoo Choi, Sang-Hoon Kim, Jinhyun Jun, Won-Mee Lee, Yeonsoo Chang, Donghee Kim
INTRODUCTION: Recent studies have revealed that vitamin D and its synthetic analogues have a protective effect on experimental ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) models in several organs, but little is known about its effect on the liver. The aim of this study was to evaluate the beneficial effects of vitamin D in a model of liver I/R in rats, focusing on Toll-like receptor (TLR) 4 signaling, which has been shown to be involved in I/R injury. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty-four male Wistar rats were randomized into four groups: Saline + Sham, Saline + I/R, Paricalcitol + Sham, and Paricalcitol + I/R...
March 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258674/ibudilast-a-non%C3%A2-selective-phosphodiesterase-inhibitor-in-brain-disorders
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Joanna Schwenkgrub, Małgorzata Zaremba, Dagmara Mirowska-Guzel, Iwona Kurkowska-Jastrzębska
Ibudilast (IBD) is a non‑selective (3, 4, 10, 11) phosphodiesterase (PDE) inhibitor, used mainly as a bronchodilator for the treatment of bronchial asthma. PDE play a central role in cellular function (e.g. differentiation, synaptic plasticity and inflammatory response) by metabolizing cyclic nucleotides. The results from preclinical and clinical studies indicate that IBD has a broader range of action through suppression of pro‑inflammatory cytokines (IL‑6, IL‑1β, TNF‑α), toll‑like receptor 4 blockade (TLR‑4), inhibition of a macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF), up‑regulation the anti‑inflammatory cytokine (IL‑10), and promotion of neurotrophic factors (GDNF, NGF, NT‑4)...
March 2, 2017: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244571/efficacy-and-therapeutic-potential-of-curcumin-against-sepsis-induced-chronic-lung-injury-in-male-albino-rats
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Y-F Liu, C-W Yang, H Liu, S-G Sui, X-D Li
The present study investigates curcumin effect against sepsis-induced chronic lung injury (CLI) of male albino rats. Rats were grouped into four groups such rats undergoing a sham cecal ligature puncture (CLP), rats undergoing CLP, rats undergoing CLP and treated with saline and rats undergoing CLP and treated with curcumin (100 mg/kg bwt). After 45 days of treatment, bronchoalveolar fluid (BALF), blood and lung tissues were collected from the each animal. The total protein content, wet and dry (W/D) weight of lung tissues and some inflammatory cells in the BALF were measured...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242509/serum-cytokine-chemokine-profiles-in-patients-with-dengue-fever-df-and-dengue-hemorrhagic-fever-fhd-by-using-protein-array
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Renato Antonio Dos Santos Oliveira, Marli Tenório Cordeiro, Patrícia Muniz Mendes Freire de Moura, Paulo Neves Bapti Baptista Filho, Ulisses de Mendonça Braga-Neto, Ernesto Torres de Azevedo Marques, Laura Helena Vega Gonzales Gil
BACKGROUND: DENV infection can induce different clinical manifestations varying from mild forms to dengue fever (DF) or the severe hemorrhagic fever (DHF). Several factors are involved in the progression from DF to DHF. No marker is available to predict this progression. Such biomarker could allow a suitable medical care at the beginning of the infection, improving patient prognosis. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare the serum expression levels of acute phase proteins in a well-established cohort of dengue fever (DF) and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) patients, in order to individuate a prognostic marker of diseases severity...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230058/macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-is-subjected-to-glucose-modification-and-oxidation-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#15
Omar Kassaar, Marta Pereira Morais, Suying Xu, Emily L Adam, Rosemary C Chamberlain, Bryony Jenkins, Tony James, Paul T Francis, Stephen Ward, Robert J Williams, Jean van den Elsen
Glucose and glucose metabolites are able to adversely modify proteins through a non-enzymatic reaction called glycation, which is associated with the pathology of Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and is a characteristic of the hyperglycaemia induced by diabetes. However, the precise protein glycation profile that characterises AD is poorly defined and the molecular link between hyperglycaemia and AD is unknown. In this study, we define an early glycation profile of human brain using fluorescent phenylboronate gel electrophoresis and identify early glycation and oxidation of macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) in AD brain...
February 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226411/the-control-of-eye-movements-by-the-cerebellar-nuclei-polysynaptic-projections-from-the-fastigial-interpositus-posterior-and-dentate-nuclei-to-lateral-rectus-motoneurons-in-primates
#16
Vincent Prevosto, Werner Graf, Gabriella Ugolini
Premotor circuits driving extraocular motoneurons and downstream motor outputs of cerebellar nuclei are well known. However, there is, as yet, no unequivocal account of cerebellar output pathways controlling eye movements in primates. Using retrograde transneuronal transfer of rabies virus from the lateral rectus (LR) eye muscle, we studied polysynaptic pathways to LR motoneurons in primates. Injections were placed either into the central or distal muscle portion, to identify innervation differences of LR motoneurons supplying singly innervated (SIFs) or multiply innervated muscle fibers (MIFs)...
February 22, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221367/transcriptomic-analyses-and-leukocyte-telomere-length-measurement-in-subjects-exposed-to-severe-recent-stressful-life-events
#17
N Lopizzo, S Tosato, V Begni, S Tomassi, N Cattane, M Barcella, G Turco, M Ruggeri, M A Riva, C M Pariante, A Cattaneo
Stressful life events occurring in adulthood have been found able to affect mood and behavior, thus increasing the vulnerability for several stress-related psychiatric disorders. However, although there is plenty of clinical data supporting an association between stressful life events in adulthood and an enhanced vulnerability for psychopathology, the underlying molecular mechanisms are still poorly investigated. Thus, in this study we performed peripheral/whole-genome transcriptomic analyses in blood samples obtained from 53 adult subjects characterized for recent stressful life events occurred within the previous 6 months...
February 21, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218903/macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-downregulation-a-novel-mechanism-of-resistance-to-anti-angiogenic-therapy
#18
B A Castro, P Flanigan, A Jahangiri, D Hoffman, W Chen, R Kuang, M De Lay, G Yagnik, J R Wagner, S Mascharak, M Sidorov, S Shrivastav, G Kohanbash, H Okada, M K Aghi
Anti-angiogenic therapies for cancer such as VEGF neutralizing antibody bevacizumab have limited durability. While mechanisms of resistance remain undefined, it is likely that acquired resistance to anti-angiogenic therapy will involve alterations of the tumor microenvironment. We confirmed increased tumor-associated macrophages in bevacizumab-resistant glioblastoma patient specimens and two novel glioblastoma xenograft models of bevacizumab resistance. Microarray analysis suggested downregulated macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) to be the most pertinent mediator of increased macrophages...
February 20, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208600/invariant-chain-complexes-and-clusters-as-platforms-for-mif-signaling
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Robert Lindner
Invariant chain (Ii/CD74) has been identified as a surface receptor for migration inhibitory factor (MIF). Most cells that express Ii also synthesize major histocompatibility complex class II (MHC II) molecules, which depend on Ii as a chaperone and a targeting factor. The assembly of nonameric complexes consisting of one Ii trimer and three MHC II molecules (each of which is a heterodimer) has been regarded as a prerequisite for efficient delivery to the cell surface. Due to rapid endocytosis, however, only low levels of Ii-MHC II complexes are displayed on the cell surface of professional antigen presenting cells and very little free Ii trimers...
February 10, 2017: Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199208/macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-sirna-inhibits-hepatic-metastases-of-colorectal-cancer-cells
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Li-Hao Wu, Harry Hua-Xiang Xia, Wei-Qing Ma, Hao-Jie Zhong, Hui-Xian Xu, Ya-Min Wang, Rong-Jiao Yang, Li-Jing Wang, Yu Chen, Lan Li, Xing-Xiang He
The purpose of this study was to assess the anti-tumor effects of macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) siRNA on colorectal cancer in a mouse xenograft model. MIF specific siRNA (MIF siRNA) or a nonspecific control siRNA was introduced to murine colorectal cancer CT-26 cells. Mouse xenograft models of colorectal cancer were established. MIF siRNA, control siRNA or water was injected twice a week intravenously for 4 weeks. MIF siRNA inhibited the proliferation and migration, while induced apoptosis of CT-26 cells in vitro...
March 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
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