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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720441/increased-tnf-alpha-and-stnfr2-levels-are-associated-with-high-grade-anal-squamous-intraepithelial-lesions-in-hiv-positive-patients-with-low-cd4-level
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Takeshi Haga, Jimmy T Efird, Sharof Tugizov, Joel M Palefsky
Compared with HIV-negative individuals, HIV-positive individuals have a higher prevalence of anogenital human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, the causative agent of anogenital cancer. TNF-alpha is a major proinflammatory cytokine. sTNFR2 is the soluble form of one of its receptors and is strongly expressed on stimulated lymphocytes. To further understand the role of TNF-alpha, sTNFR2 and other cytokines in the pathogenesis in HPV-related neoplasia, the profiles of serum cytokines in high-risk patients were analyzed for association with anal lesion status...
June 2017: Papillomavirus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674449/dexamethasone-induced-inhibition-of-dectin-1-activation-of-antigen-presenting-cells-is-mediated-via-stat-3-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathways
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Philipp Kotthoff, Annkristin Heine, Stefanie Andrea Erika Held, Peter Brossart
Treatment of patients with glucocorticoids can result in an increased risk of infection with pathogens such as fungi. Dectin-1 is a member of the C-type lectin receptor superfamily and was shown to be one of the major receptors for fungal beta-glucans. Activation of Dectin-1 increases the production of cytokines and chemokines and T-cell stimulatory capacity of DC and mediates resolution of fungal infections. Here we show that antigen-presenting cells generated in the presence of dexamethasone (Dex-DC) have a reduced capacity to stimulate T-cell proliferation and decreased expression of costimulatory molecules, that can not be enhanced upon stimulation with Dectin-1 ligands...
July 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670881/ameliorative-effect-of-coenzyme-q10-and-or-candesartan-on-carboplatin-induced-nephrotoxicity-roles-of-apoptosis-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-1-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-and-the-nrf2-ho-1-pathway
#3
Ahmed M Kabel, Abeer A Elkhoely
Background: Carboplatin is a drug that is used for treatment of many types of cancer. However, it may produce serious nephrotoxicity. Candesartan is angiotensin II receptor antagonist employed mainly for control of hypertension. Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a fat-soluble substance which was proven to have potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Aim: Our aim was to study the effects of candesartan and/or CoQ10 on carboplatin-induced nephrotoxicity in mice. Methods: Sixty mice were divided into 6 equal groups: Control untreated; carboplatin; carboplatin + candesartan; carboplatin + CoQ10; carboplatin + carboxymethyl cellulose; and carboplatin + candesartan + CoQ10 group...
June 25, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666582/clonidine-restores-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-expression-and-improves-tissue-repair-following-severe-trauma
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Tyler J Loftus, Andrew J Thomson, Kolenkode B Kannan, Ines G Alamo, Jessica K Millar, Jessica M Plazas, Elizabeth E Whitley, Philip A Efron, Alicia M Mohr
BACKGROUND: We hypothesized that clonidine and propranolol would increase VEGF and VEGF-receptor expression and promote lung healing following severe trauma and chronic stress. METHODS: Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to lung contusion (LC), lung contusion/hemorrhagic shock (LCHS), or lung contusion/hemorrhagic shock/daily restraint stress (LCHS/CS). Clonidine and propranolol were administered daily. On day seven, lung VEGF, VEGFR-1, VEGFR-2, and HMGB1 were assessed by PCR...
June 23, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664403/rage-specific-inhibitor-fps-zm1-attenuates-ages-induced-neuroinflammation-and-oxidative-stress-in-rat-primary-microglia
#5
Chao Shen, Yingjuan Ma, Ziling Zeng, Qingqing Yin, Yan Hong, Xunyao Hou, Xueping Liu
Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) enhance microglial activation and intensify the inflammatory response and oxidative stress in the brain. This process may occur due to direct cytotoxicity or interacting with AGEs receptors (RAGE), which are expressed on the surface of microglia. FPS-ZM1 is a high-affinity but nontoxic RAGE-specific inhibitor that has been recently shown to attenuate the Aβ-induced inflammatory response by blocking the ligation of Aβ to RAGE. In this study, we further investigated the effect of FPS-ZM1 on the AGEs/RAGE interaction and downstream elevation of neuroinflammation and oxidative stress in primary microglia cells...
June 29, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662964/synthesis-and-biological-activity-of-cyclolinopeptide-a-analogues-modified-with-%C3%AE-4-bis-homo-phenylalanine
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Karol Jędrzejczak, Paweł Hrynczyszyn, Małgorzata Szczesio, Jolanta Artym, Tomasz Jastrząbek, Maja Kocięba, Marek Główka, Krzysztof Huben, Iwona Kochanowska, Michał Zimecki, Janusz Zabrocki, Stefan Jankowski, Beata Kolesińska
Cyclolinopeptide A (CLA), an immunosuppressive nonapeptide derived from linen seeds, was modified with S or R-γ(4)-bis(homo-phenylalanine) in positions 3 or 4, or both 3 and 4. These modifications changed the flexibility of new analogues and distribution of intramolecular hydrogen bonds. Analogues 11 c(Pro(1)-Pro(2)-Phe(3)-S-γ(4)-hhPhe(4)-Leu(5)-Ile(6)-Ile(7)-Leu(8)-Val(9)), 13 c(Pro(1)-Pro(2)-S-γ(4)-hhPhe(3)-R-γ(4)-hhPhe(4)-Leu(5)-Ile(6)-Ile(7)-Leu(8)-Val(9)) and 15 c(Pro(1)-Pro(2)-R-γ(4)-hhPhe(3)-Phe(4)-Leu(5)-Ile(6)-Ile(7)-Leu(8)-Val(9)) existed as a mixture of stable cis/trans isomers of Pro-Pro peptide bond...
June 2, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662718/thrombin-induced-tnfr-dependent-mir-181c-downregulation-promotes-mll1-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-target-gene-expression-in-human-microglia
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Min Yin, Zhiying Chen, Yetong Ouyang, Huiyan Zhang, Zhigang Wan, Han Wang, Wei Wu, Xiaoping Yin
BACKGROUND: Controlling thrombin-driven microglial activation may serve as a therapeutic target for intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). Here, we investigated microRNA (miRNA)-based regulation of thrombin-driven microglial activation using an in vitro thrombin toxicity model applied to primary human microglia. METHODS: A miRNA array identified 22 differential miRNA candidates. Quantitative real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) identified miR-181c as the most significantly downregulated miRNA...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659824/hypersensitivity-of-vagal-pulmonary-afferents-induced-by-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-in-mice
#8
Ruei-Lung Lin, Qihai Gu, Lu-Yuan Lee
Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα), a pro-inflammatory cytokine, plays a significant role in the pathogenesis of allergic asthma. Inhalation of TNFα also induces airway hyperresponsiveness in healthy human subjects, and the underlying mechanism is not fully understood. A recent study reported that TNFα caused airway inflammation and a sustained elevation of pulmonary chemoreflex responses in mice, suggesting a possible involvement of heightened sensitivity of vagal pulmonary C-fibers. To investigate this possibility, the present study aimed to investigate the effect of a pretreatment with TNFα on the sensitivity of vagal pulmonary afferents in anesthetized mice...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658037/investigation-of-the-effect-of-diabetes-on-radiculopathy-induced-by-nucleus-pulposus-application-to-the-drg-in-a-spontaneously-diabetic-rat-model
#9
Takuya Kameda, Miho Sekiguchi, Yoichi Kaneuchi, Shin-Ichi Konno
STUDY DESIGN: Controlled, interventional animal study. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of diabetes mellitus (DM) on radiculopathy due to lumbar disc herniation (LDH), by investigating pain-related behavior and the expression of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) and growth-associated protein 43 (GAP43) in type 2 diabetic rats following application of nucleus pulposus (NP) to the dorsal root ganglion (DRG). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Previous clinical studies suggested negative effects of DM on radiculopathy due to LDH, and that inflammation and nerve regeneration could interact with DM and radiculopathy...
June 27, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656058/melatonin-suppresses-neuropathic-pain-via-mt2-dependent-and-independent-pathways-in-dorsal-root-ganglia-neurons-of-mice
#10
Jia-Ji Lin, Ye Lin, Tian-Zhi Zhao, Chun-Kui Zhang, Ting Zhang, Xiao-Li Chen, Jia-Qi Ding, Ting Chang, Zhuo Zhang, Chao Sun, Dai-Di Zhao, Jun-Lin Zhu, Zhu-Yi Li, Jin-Lian Li
Melatonin (Mel) and its receptors (MT1 and MT2) have a well-documented efficacy in treating different pain conditions. However, the anti-nociceptive effects of Mel and Mel receptors in neuropathic pain (NP) are poorly understood. To elucidate this process, pain behaviors were measured in a dorsal root ganglia (DRG)-friendly sciatic nerve cuffing model. We detected up-regulation of MT2 expression in the DRGs of cuff-implanted mice and its activation by the agonist 8-M-PDOT (8MP). Also, Mel attenuated the mechanical and thermal allodynia induced by cuff implantation...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651236/tanshinone-i-alleviates-insulin-resistance-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-rats-through-irs-1-pathway
#11
Ying Wei, Jiaqi Gao, Lingling Qin, Yunling Xu, Dongchao Wang, Haoxia Shi, Tunhai Xu, Tonghua Liu
Tanshinone I from tanshen has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for treating cardiovascular diseases and inflammatory diseases. Given the link between inflammation and Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), we suspect that tanshinone I may have a beneficial effect on T2DM. This study was to investigate the potential effects of tanshinone I on T2DM and its underlying mechanism. T2DM was thus induced in Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats using streptozotocin (STZ) and high-fat diet. It was observed that T2DM rats had higher levels of total cholesterol (TC), nonesterified fatty acids (NEFAs), total triglyceride (TG) and total low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) compared with normal, healthy SD rats...
June 23, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648869/long-term-cytokine-and-growth-factor-release-from-equine-platelet-rich-fibrin-clots-obtained-with-two-different-centrifugation-protocols
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Román F Jiménez-Aristizabal, Catalina López, María E Álvarez, Carlos Giraldo, Marta Prades, Jorge U Carmona
OBJECTIVES: To compare the temporal release (over three weeks) of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), interleukin 4 (IL-4), IL-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1ra), platelet-derived growth factor BB (PDGF-BB) and transforming growth factor beta-1 (TGF-β1) from two platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) preparations from equine blood obtained at either 240g/8min or 416g/10min. METHODS: Whole blood from 10 horses was used to obtain PRF clots by two different centrifugation protocols...
June 22, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648042/-effects-of-lappaconitine-on-pain-and-inflammatory-response-of-severely-burned-rats-and-the-mechanism
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C L Yang, Z R Wei, T H Zhang, X Q Zeng, B H Wu
Objective: To explore the effects of lappaconitine (LA) on pain and inflammatory response of severely burned rats and the mechanism. Methods: Forty SD rats were divided into healthy+ normal saline group, sham injury+ normal saline group, pure burn group, burn+ LA group, and healthy+ LA group according to the random number table (the same dividing method below), with 8 rats in each group. Rats in pure burn and burn+ LA groups were inflicted with about 32% total body surface area deep partial-thickness scald (hereinafter referred to as burn) on the back and right hind...
June 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647362/farnesoid-x-receptor-agonist-gw4064-ameliorates-lipopolysaccharide-induced-ileocolitis-through-tlr4-myd88-pathway-related-mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-mice
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Hsuan-Miao Liu, Jyh-Fe Liao, Tzung-Yan Lee
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a complex and relapsing inflammatory condition of the gastro intestinal tract characterized by diarrhea and abdominal pain. Farnesoid X receptor (FXR) plays an important role in enteroprotection and mucosal injury by regulating inflammatory responses and barrier function in the intestinal tract. Here we show the mechanisms of FXR agonist, GW4064, inhibits mucosal injury in ileum caused by lipopolysaccharides (LPS). Ileum injury was induced by intraperitoneal injection of LPS in Wild-type (WT) and FXR knockout (KO) mice...
June 21, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626963/exercise-training-modulates-the-hepatic-renin-angiotensin-system-in-fructose-fed-rats
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Eliete Dalla Corte Frantz, Renata Frauches Medeiros, Isabele Gomes Giori, Juliana Bittencourt Silveira Lima, Thais Bento-Bernardes, Thaiane Gadioli Gaique, Caroline Fernandes-Santos, Tiago Fernandes, Edilamar Menezes Oliveira, Carla Paulo Vieira, Carlos Adam Conte-Junior, Karen Jesus Oliveira, Antonio Claudio Lucas da Nóbrega
The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) has been implicated in the development of metabolic syndrome. We investigated whether the hepatic RAS is modulated by exercise training and if this modulation improves the deleterious effects of fructose overload in rats. Male Wistar rats were divided into (n = 8 each) control (CT), exercise control (CT-Ex), high fructose (HFr) and exercise high fructose (HFr-Ex) groups. Fructose-drinking rats received D-fructose (100 g L(-1) ). After two weeks, CT-Ex and HFr-Ex rats were assigned to a treadmill training protocol at moderate-intensity for eight weeks (60 min day(-1) , four days/week)...
June 19, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623127/the-inhibition-of-nlrp3-signaling-attenuates-liver-injury-in-an-%C3%AE-galactosylceramide-induced-hepatitis-model
#16
Ayumu Kanbe, Hiroyasu Ito, Yukari Omori, Akira Hara, Mitsuru Seishima
Inflammasomes are involved in innate immune responses. Several NOD-Like receptors (NLRs) participate in the formation of inflammasomes. NACHT, LRR and PYD domains-containing protein 3 (NALP3) belongs to the NLR family and recognizes adenosine triphosphate (ATP), crystals, and Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS). This study examined the effect of inflammasomes on alpha-galactosylceramide (GalCer)-induced liver injury using NALP3-knockout (KO) mice. GalCer administration induced inflammasome activation and IL-1β-maturation...
August 19, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623033/anti-inflammatory-profile-of-paricalcitol-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
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Javier Donate-Correa, Fernando Henríquez-Palop, Ernesto Martín-Núñez, Carolina Hernández-Carballo, Carla Ferri, Nayra Pérez-Delgado, Mercedes Muros-de-Fuentes, Carmen Mora-Fernández, Juan F Navarro-González
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Paricalcitol, a selective vitamin D receptor activator, is used to treat secondary hyperparathyroidism in kidney transplant patients. Experimental and clinical studies in non-transplant kidney disease patients have found this molecule to have anti-inflammatory properties. In this exploratory study, we evaluated the anti-inflammatory profile of paricalcitol in kidney-transplant recipients. METHODS: Thirty one kidney transplant recipients with secondary hyperparathyroidism completed 3 months of treatment with oral paricalcitol (1μg/day)...
June 13, 2017: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620392/interleukin-25-produced-by-synoviocytes-has-anti-inflammatory-effects-by-acting-as-a-receptor-antagonist-for-interleukin-17a-function
#18
Fabien Lavocat, Ndiémé Ndongo-Thiam, Pierre Miossec
The production and function of cytokines are highly regulated. One mechanism is the balance between pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines. As interleukin (IL)-17A and IL-25 share the IL-17RA receptor chain, we hypothesize that IL-25 acts as an IL-17A receptor antagonist and limits its pro-inflammatory effects. The production and expression kinetics of IL-25 and its receptor chains IL-17RA and RB were analyzed in rheumatoid synoviocytes alone or in coculture with peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs). The effects of autocrine or exogenous IL-25 on synoviocytes were investigated in the presence or not of an anti-IL-25 antibody...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619064/protective-effect-of-rutin-supplementation-against-cisplatin-induced-nephrotoxicity-in-rats
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Ali R Alhoshani, Mohamed M Hafez, Sufia Husain, Abdel Malek Al-Sheikh, Moureq R Alotaibi, Salim S Al Rejaie, Musaad A Alshammari, Mashal M Almutairi, Othman A Al-Shabanah
BACKGROUND: Cisplatin (CP) is commonly used in the treatment of different types of cancer but nephrotoxicity has been a major limiting factor. Therefore, the present study aimed to study the possible protective effect of rutin against nephrotoxicity induced by cisplatin in rats. METHODS: Forty male Wistar albino rats were randomly divided into 4 groups. Rats of group 1 control group intraperitoneal (i.p.) received 2.5 ml/kg, group 2 CP group received single dose 5 mg/kg cisplatin i...
June 15, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612257/peripheral-alterations-in-cytokine-and-chemokine-levels-after-antidepressant-drug-treatment-for-major-depressive-disorder-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Cristiano A Köhler, Thiago H Freitas, Brendon Stubbs, Michael Maes, Marco Solmi, Nicola Veronese, Nayanna Q de Andrade, Gerwyn Morris, Brisa S Fernandes, André R Brunoni, Nathan Herrmann, Charles L Raison, Brian J Miller, Krista L Lanctôt, André F Carvalho
Mounting evidence suggests that aberrations in immune-inflammatory pathways contribute to the pathophysiology of major depressive disorder (MDD), and individuals with MDD may have elevated levels of predominantly pro-inflammatory cytokines and C-reactive protein. In addition, previous meta-analyses suggest that antidepressant drug treatment may decrease peripheral levels of interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β) and IL-6. Recently, several new studies examining the effect of antidepressants on these cytokines have been published, and so we performed an updated meta-analysis of studies that measured peripheral levels of cytokines and chemokines during antidepressant treatment in patients with MDD...
June 13, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
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