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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811681/osteopontin-impacts-west-nile-virus-pathogenesis-and-resistance-by-regulating-inflammasome-components-and-cell-death-in-the-central-nervous-system-at-early-time-points
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Nikki Bortell, Claudia Flynn, Bruno Conti, Howard S Fox, Maria Cecilia G Marcondes
Osteopontin (OPN) is a molecule that is common in central nervous system (CNS) pathologies, which participates in the activation, migration, and survival of inflammatory cells. However, the mechanisms by which OPN modulates inflammatory pathways are not clear. To understand the role of OPN in CNS viral infections, we used a lethal mouse model of West Nile virus (WNV), characterized by the injection of high doses of the Eg101 strain of WNV, causing the increase of OPN levels in the brain since early time points...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808190/cholesterol-crystal-embolization-following-plaque-rupture-a-systemic-disease-with-unusual-features
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Firas Ghanem, Deepthi Vodnala, Jagadeesh K Kalavakunta, Sridevi Durga, Noah Thormeier, Prem Subramaniyam, Scott Abela, George S Abela
Cholesterol crystal embolic (CCE) syndrome is often a clinically challenging condition that has a poor prognostic implication. It is a result of plaque rupture with release of cholesterol crystals into the circulation that embolize into various tissue organs. Plaque rupture seems to be triggered by an expanding necrotic core during cholesterol crystallization forming sharp tipped crystals that perforate and tear the fibrous cap. Embolizing cholesterol crystals then initiate both local and systemic inflammation that eventually lead to vascular fibrosis and obstruction causing symptoms that can mimic other vasculitic conditions...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798666/nlrp6-inflammasome-ameliorates-brain-injury-after-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Peng-Fei Wang, Zhen-Guang Li, Yong Zhang, Xiao-Hua Ju, Xin-Wu Liu, Ai-Ming Zhou, Jing Chen
NLRP6 inflammasome, one of the important intracellular innate immune sensors, has been shown to regulate immune responses. However, its roles in the intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) are completely not clear. In the present study, we investigated the expression profile and biological roles of NLRP6 inflammasome in perihematomal brain tissues of mice subjected to ICH. In this study, we investigated the expression profile of NLRP6 inflammasome in the perihematomal brain tissues and explored the biological role of NLRP6 inflammasome upon acute brain injury in mice subjected to ICH...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782622/banxia-houpu-decoction-restores-glucose-intolerance-in-cums-rats-through-improvement-of-insulin-signaling-and-suppression-of-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation-in-liver-and-brain
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Ke-Ke Jia, Yan-Jing Zheng, Yan-Xiu Zhang, Jia-Hui Liu, Rui-Qing Jiao, Ying Pan, Ling-Dong Kong
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Banxia-houpu decoction is a famous formula in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) with the powerful anti-depressant activity. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study aimed to investigate the effect of Banxia-houpu decoction on glucose intolerance associated with anhedonia in chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS) rats, then to explore its underlying pharmacological mechanisms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After 6-week CUMS procedure, male Wistar rats were given Banxia-houpu decoction (3...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769794/lack-of-the-nlrp3-inflammasome-improves-mice-recovery-following-traumatic-brain-injury
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Natasha Irrera, Gabriele Pizzino, Margherita Calò, Giovanni Pallio, Federica Mannino, Fausto Famà, Vincenzo Arcoraci, Vincenzo Fodale, Antonio David, Cosentino Francesca, Letteria Minutoli, Emanuela Mazzon, Placido Bramanti, Francesco Squadrito, Domenica Altavilla, Alessandra Bitto
Treatment for traumatic brain injury (TBI) remains elusive despite compelling evidence from animal models for a variety of therapeutic targets. The activation of the NLRP3 (Nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain-like receptor family pyrin domain-containing 3) inflammasome has been proposed as key point in the brain damage associated with TBI. NLRP3 was tested as potential target for reducing neuronal loss and promoting functional recovery in a mouse model of TBI. Male NLRP3(-/-) (n = 20) and wild type (n = 27) mice were used...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752408/the-nlrp3-inflammasome-an-important-driver-of-neuroinflammation-in-hemorrhagic-stroke
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REVIEW
Shao-Jun Yang, Gao-Feng Shao, Jiang-Li Chen, Jie Gong
Hemorrhagic stroke is a devastating clinical event with no effective medical treatment. Neuroinflammation, which follows a hemorrhagic stroke, is an important element that involves both acute brain injury and subsequent brain rehabilitation. Therefore, delineating the key inflammatory mediators and deciphering their pathophysiological roles in hemorrhagic strokes is of great importance in the development of novel therapeutic targets for this disease. The NOD-like receptor family pyrin domain-containing 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome is a multi-protein complex that is localized within the cytoplasm...
July 27, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732502/chronic-glucocorticoid-exposure-activates-bk-nlrp1-signal-involving-in-hippocampal-neuron-damage
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Biqiong Zhang, Yaodong Zhang, Wenning Wu, Tanzhen Xu, Yanyan Yin, Junyan Zhang, Dake Huang, Weizu Li
BACKGROUND: Neuroinflammation mediated by NLRP1 (nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain (NOD)-like receptor protein 1) inflammasome plays an important role in many neurological diseases such as Parkinson's disease (PD) and Alzheimer's disease (AD). Our previous studies showed that chronic glucocorticoid (GC) exposure increased brain inflammation via NLRP1 inflammasome and induce neurodegeneration. However, little is known about the mechanism of chronic GC exposure on NLRP1 inflammasome activation in hippocampal neurons...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684277/nlrp3-inflammasome-activation-mediates-fatigue-like-behaviors-in-mice-via-neuroinflammation
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Ziteng Zhang, Xiujuan Ma, Zhenna Xia, Jikuai Chen, Yangang Liu, Yongchun Chen, Jiangbo Zhu, Jinfeng Li, Huaiyu Yu, Ying Zong, Guocai Lu
Numerous experimental and clinical studies have suggested that the interaction between the immune system and the brain plays an important role in the pathophysiology of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). The NLRP3 inflammasome is an important part of the innate immune system. This complex regulates proinflammatory cytokine interleukin-1β (IL-1β) maturation, which triggers different kinds of immune-inflammatory reactions. We employed repeated forced swims to establish a model of CFS in mice. NLRP3 knockout (KO) mice were also used to explore NLRP3 inflammasome activation in the mechanisms of CFS, using the same treatment...
July 3, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683365/resveratrol-alleviates-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rats-by-inhibiting-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation-through-sirt1-dependent-autophagy-induction
#9
Qi He, Zhenyu Li, Yueting Wang, Yanghao Hou, Lingyu Li, Jing Zhao
Resveratrol has been reported to protect against cerebral ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury in rats, but the underlying mechanism is unclear. In the current study, we examined whether resveratrol ameliorates cerebral I/R injury by inhibiting NLRP3 inflammasome-derived inflammation and whether autophagy is involved in this process. In addition, we explored the role of Sirt1 in resveratrol-mediated protective effects. To answer these questions, healthy male Sprague-Dawley rats were exposed to middle cerebral artery occlusion for 1h followed by 24h reperfusion...
July 3, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659507/pressor-response-to-angiotensin-ii-is-enhanced-in-aged-mice-and-associated-with-inflammation-vasoconstriction-and-oxidative-stress
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Quynh Nhu Dinh, Grant R Drummond, Barbara K Kemp-Harper, Henry Diep, T Michael De Silva, Hyun Ah Kim, Antony Vinh, Avril A B Robertson, Matthew A Cooper, Ashley Mansell, Sophocles Chrissobolis, Christopher G Sobey
Aging is commonly associated with chronic low-grade inflammation and hypertension but it is unknown whether a cause-effect relationship exists between them. We compared the sensitivity of young adult (8-12 w) and aged (23-31 mo) male C57Bl6J mice to develop hypertension in response to a slow-pressor dose of angiotensin II (Ang II; 0.28 mg/kg/d; 28 d). In young mice, the pressor response to Ang II was gradual and increased to 142±8 mmHg over 28 d. However, in aged mice, Ang II promptly increased SBP and reached 155±12 mmHg by 28 d...
June 28, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655515/early-life-lipopolysaccharide-exposure-potentiates-forebrain-expression-of-nlrp3-inflammasome-proteins-and-anxiety-like-behavior-in-adolescent-rats
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Yuan Lei, Chu-Jun Chen, Xiao-Xin Yan, Zhiyuan Li, Xiao-Hua Deng
BACKGROUND: Neonatal inflammation may affect brain development and lead to cognitive and emotional deficits at adolescence and adulthood. The nucleotide binding and oligomerization domain-like receptor family pyrin domain-containing 3 (NLRP3) is the core component of NLRP3 inflammasome, which may involve in neuroinflammation. We explored if early-life exposure to the bacterial endotoxin lipopolysaccharide (LPS) could promote the expression of proteins related to NLRP3 inflammasome, including NLRP3, the apoptosis-associated speck-like protein (ASC) and cysteiny aspartate-specific protease (Caspase-1) in the forebrain and behavioral alteration in adolescent rats...
June 24, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635590/imbalance-between-innate-antiviral-and-pro-inflammatory-immune-responses-may-contribute-to-different-outcomes-involving-low-and-highly-pathogenic-avian-influenza-h5n3-infections-in-chickens
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John Pasick, Sandra Diederich, Yohannes Berhane, Carissa Embury-Hyatt, Wanhong Xu
In order to gain further insight into the early virus-host interactions associated with highly pathogenic avian influenza virus infections in chickens, genome-wide expression profiling of chicken lung and brain was carried out at 24 and 72 h post-inoculation (h p.i.). For this purpose two recombinant H5N3 viruses were utilized, each possessing a polybasic HA0 cleavage site but differing in pathogenicity. The original rH5N3 P0 virus, which has a low-pathogenic phenotype, was passaged six times through chickens to give rise to the derivative rH5N3 P6 virus, which is highly pathogenic (Diederich S, Berhane Y, Embury-Hyatt C, Hisanaga T, Handel K et al...
June 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630327/virus-induced-inflammasome-activation-is-suppressed-by-prostaglandin-d2-dp1-signaling
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Rahul Vijay, Anthony R Fehr, Ann M Janowski, Jeremiah Athmer, Dorthea L Wheeler, Matthew Grunewald, Ramakrishna Sompallae, Samarchith P Kurup, David K Meyerholz, Fayyaz S Sutterwala, Shuh Narumiya, Stanley Perlman
Prostaglandin D2 (PGD2), an eicosanoid with both pro- and anti-inflammatory properties, is the most abundantly expressed prostaglandin in the brain. Here we show that PGD2 signaling through the D-prostanoid receptor 1 (DP1) receptor is necessary for optimal microglia/macrophage activation and IFN expression after infection with a neurotropic coronavirus. Genome-wide expression analyses indicated that PGD2/DP1 signaling is required for up-regulation of a putative inflammasome inhibitor, PYDC3, in CD11b(+) cells in the CNS of infected mice...
July 3, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618410/deletion-of-the-inflammasome-sensor-aim2-mitigates-a%C3%AE-deposition-and-microglial-activation-but-increases-inflammatory-cytokine-expression-in-an-alzheimer-disease-mouse-model
#14
Pei-Jung Wu, Yun-Fen Hung, Hsin-Yu Liu, Yi-Ping Hsueh
OBJECTIVE: Inflammation is clearly associated with Alzheimer disease (AD). Knockout of Nlrp3, a gene encoding an inflammasome sensor, has been shown to ameliorate AD pathology in a mouse model. Because AIM2 is the most dominant inflammasome sensor expressed in mouse brains, here we investigate whether Aim2 deletion also influences the phenotype of a 5XFAD AD mouse model. METHODS: Quantitative RT-PCR, immunostaining, immunoblotting, and behavioral analyses were applied to compare wild-type, Aim2-/-, 5XFAD, and Aim2-/-;5XFAD mice...
June 16, 2017: Neuroimmunomodulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610608/isoliquiritigenin-alleviates-early-brain-injury-after-experimental-intracerebral-hemorrhage-via-suppressing-ros-and-or-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mediated-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation-by-promoting-nrf2-antioxidant-pathway
#15
Jun Zeng, Yizhao Chen, Rui Ding, Liang Feng, Zhenghao Fu, Shuo Yang, Xinqing Deng, Zhichong Xie, Shizhong Zheng
BACKGROUND: Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) induces potently oxidative stress responses and inflammatory processes. Isoliquiritigenin (ILG) is a flavonoid with a chalcone structure and can activate nuclear factor erythroid-2 related factor 2 (Nrf2)-mediated antioxidant system, negatively regulate nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) and nod-like receptor family, pyrin domain-containing 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome pathways, but its role and potential molecular mechanisms in the pathology following ICH remain unclear...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605578/roflupram-a-phosphodiesterase-4-inhibitior-suppresses-inflammasome-activation-through-autophagy-in-microglial-cells
#16
Tingting You, Yufang Cheng, Jiahong Zhong, Bingtian Bi, Bingqing Zeng, Wenhua Zheng, Haitao Wang, Jiangping Xu
Inhibition of phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4) suppressed the inflammatory responses in the brain. However, the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. Roflupram (ROF) is a novel PDE4 inhibitor. In the present study, we found that ROF enhanced the level of microtubule-associated protein 1 light chain 3 II (LC3-II) and decreased p62 in microglial BV-2 cells. Enhanced fluorescent signals were observed in BV-2 cells treated with ROF by Lysotracker red and acridine orange staining. In addition, immunofluorescence indicated a significant increase in punctate LC3...
August 17, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603491/nosh-nbp-a-novel-nitric-oxide-and-hydrogen-sulfide-releasing-hybrid-attenuates-ischemic-stroke-induced-neuroinflammatory-injury-by-modulating-microglia-polarization
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Jing Ji, Pengjun Xiang, Tingting Li, Li Lan, Xiaole Xu, Guo Lu, Hui Ji, Yihua Zhang, Yunman Li
NOSH-NBP, a novel nitric oxide (NO) and hydrogen sulfide (H2S)-releasing hybrid, protects brain from ischemic stroke. This study mainly aimed to investigate the therapeutic effect of NOSH-NBP on ischemic stroke and the underlying mechanisms. In vivo, transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (tMCAO) was performed in C57BL/6 mice, with NO-NBP and H2S-NBP as controls. NO and H2S scavengers, carboxy-PTIO and BSS, respectively, were used to quench NO and H2S of NOSH-NBP. In vitro, BV2 microglia/BMDM were induced to the M1/2 phenotype, and conditioned medium (CM) experiments in BV2 microglia, neurons and b...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596733/melatonin-supplementation-a-strategy-to-prevent-neurological-diseases-through-maintaining-integrity-of-blood-brain-barrier-in-old-people
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Wen-Cao Liu, Xiaona Wang, Xinyu Zhang, Xi Chen, Xinchun Jin
Blood brain barrier (BBB) plays a crucial role in maintaining homeostasis of microenvironment that is essential to neural function of the central nervous system (CNS). When facing various extrinsic or intrinsic stimuli, BBB is damaged which is an early event in pathogenesis of a variety of neurological diseases in old patients including acute and chronic cerebral ischemia, Alzheimer's disease and etc. Treatments that could maintain the integrity of BBB may prevent neurological diseases following various stimuli...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579326/rip1-rip3-drp1-pathway-regulates-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation-following-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#19
Keren Zhou, Ligen Shi, Zhen Wang, Jingyi Zhou, Anatol Manaenko, Cesar Reis, Sheng Chen, Jianmin Zhang
The NLRP3 inflammasome functions as a crucial component of the inflammatory response in early brain injury (EBI) after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). However, the mechanisms underlying the activation of NLRP3 inflammasome has not been well elucidated. In this study, we hypothesized the RIP1-RIP3-DRP1 pathway was involved in the activation of the NLRP3 inflammasome following SAH. SAH was induced by endovascular perforation in rats. Necrostatin-1 (Nec-1) or mitochondrial division inhibitor (Mdivi-1) was administered 1h after SAH by intraperitoneal injection...
September 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546552/melatonin-mediated-mitophagy-protects-against-early-brain-injury-after-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-through-inhibition-of-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation
#20
Shenglong Cao, Sudeep Shrestha, Jianru Li, Xiaobo Yu, Jingyin Chen, Feng Yan, Guangyu Ying, Chi Gu, Lin Wang, Gao Chen
The NLRP3 inflammasome is activated in the early period following subarachnoid hemorrhage(SAH), resulting in inflammatory responses. Recent studies have shown that activation of NLRP3 inflammasome is suppressed by autophagy, but the potential mechanism is unclear. In this study, we examined whether mitophagy was involved in the beneficial effect of melatonin and its relationship with NLRP3 inflammasome activation after SAH. In total, 130 adult-male SD rats were randomly divided into four groups: sham group, SAH + vehicle group, SAH + melatonin group, and SAH + 3-methyladenine (3-MA) + melatonin group...
May 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
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