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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635557/cellular-immune-responses-of-older-adults-to-four-influenza-vaccines-results-of-a-randomized-controlled-comparison
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Arun Kumar, Janet E McElhaney, Lisa Walrond, Terry D Cyr, Shahzma Merani, Tobias R Kollmann, Scott A Halperin, David W Scheifele
Cellular immunity is important for protection against the serious complications of influenza in older adults. As it is unclear if newer influenza vaccines elicit greater cellular responses than standard vaccines, we compared responses to two standard and two newer licensed trivalent inactivated vaccines (TIVs) in a randomized trial in older adults. Non-frail adults ≥65 years old were randomly assigned to receive standard subunit, MF59-adjuvanted subunit, standard split-virus or intradermal split-virus TIV...
June 21, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635397/induction-of-apoptosis-and-autophagy-by-calcifying-nanoparticles-in-human-bladder-cancer-cells
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Ji-Hua Wu, Yao-Liang Deng, Quan Liu, Jun-Chuan Yu, Yun-Long Liu, Zi-Qi He, Xiao-Feng Guan
Calcifying nanoparticles have been linked to various types of human disease, but how they contribute to disease processes is unclear. Here, we examined whether and how calcifying nanoparticles isolated from patients with kidney stones are cytotoxic to human bladder cancer cells. Calcifying nanoparticles were isolated from midstream urine of patients with renal calcium oxalate stones and examined by electron microscopy. Human bladder cancer cells (EJ cells) were cultured in the presence of calcifying nanoparticles or nanohydroxyapatites for 12 and 72 h and examined for toxicity using the Cell Counting Kit-8, for autophagy using transmission electron microscopy and confocal microscopy, and for apoptosis using fluorescence microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and flow cytometry...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635220/-the-bisphenol-a-enhanced-activity-of-thyroid-carcinoma-cell-line-b-cpap-is-inhibited-by-icarrin
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C M Zheng, X Z Liu, Q L Li, J F Wang, Z Tan, M H Ge
Objective: To investigate the effect of icariin (ICA) on the bisphenol A (BPA)-enhanced proliferation function of thyroid carcinoma cell B-CPAP and underlying mechanism. Methods: The proliferation of Gastric B-CPAP cell line was evaluated by cell counting kit-8 (CCK-8). Apoptosis and ROS expression in B-CPAP cells were detected by flow cytometry. The expression of superoxide dismutase (SOD) and malondialdehyde (MDA) in B-CPAP cells were measured by individual assay kits. The expressions of Bcl-2 and γ-HA2X were detected by Western blot...
June 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634693/rhepo-enhances-cellular-anti-oxidant-capacity-to-protect-long-term-cultured-aging-primary-nerve-cells
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Huqing Wang, Jiaxin Fan, Mengyi Chen, Qingling Yao, Zhen Gao, Guilian Zhang, Haiqin Wu, Xiaorui Yu
Erythropoietin (EPO) may protect the nervous system of animals against aging damage, making it a potential anti-aging drug for the nervous system. However, experimental evidence from natural aging nerve cell models is lacking, and the efficacy of EPO and underlying mechanism of this effect warrant further study. Thus, the present study used long-term cultured primary nerve cells to successfully mimic the natural aging process of nerve cells. Starting on the 11th day of culture, cells were treated with different concentrations of recombinant human erythropoietin (rhEPO)...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634073/long-noncoding-rna-meg3-mediated-angiogenesis-after-cerebral-infarction-through-regulating-p53-nox4-axis
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Renya Zhan, Kangli Xu, Jianwei Pan, Qingsheng Xu, Shengjie Xu, Jian Shen
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to explore the mechanism of lncRNA MEG3 on angiogenesis after cerebral infarction (CI). METHODS: The rat brain microvascular endothelial cells (RBMVECs) isolated from rat was used to establish CI model, which were treated with oxygen-glucose deprivation/reoxygenation (OGD/R). The genes mRNA and protein expression levels in RBMVECs were determined by the quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) and western blot, respectively...
June 17, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625894/evaluation-of-protective-immunity-induced-by-dna-vaccination-with-genes-encoding-toxoplasma-gondii-gra17-and-gra23-against-acute-toxoplasmosis-in-mice
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Wei-Ning Zhu, Jin-Lei Wang, Kai Chen, Dong-Mei Yue, Xiao-Xuan Zhang, Si-Yang Huang, Xing-Quan Zhu
Toxoplasma gondii, an obligatory intracellular protozoan, can cause serious public health problems and economic losses worldwide. Two novel dense granule proteins (GRA17 and GRA23) were recently identified as T. gondii-secreted proteins which are localized to the parasitophorous vacuole membrane (PVM) and can mediate the movement of small molecules between the host cell and parasitophorous vacuole (PV). In the present study, we evaluated the protective immunity induced by DNA vaccination with genes encoding GRA17 and GRA23 against acute toxoplasmosis in mice...
June 15, 2017: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624961/phenotypic-and-functional-characterization-of-t-cells-in-white-matter-lesions-of-multiple-sclerosis-patients
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Gijsbert P van Nierop, Marvin M van Luijn, Samira S Michels, Marie-Jose Melief, Malou Janssen, Anton W Langerak, Werner J D Ouwendijk, Rogier Q Hintzen, Georges M G M Verjans
T cells are considered pivotal in the pathology of multiple sclerosis (MS), but their function and antigen specificity are unknown. To unravel the role of T cells in MS pathology, we performed a comprehensive analysis on T cells recovered from paired blood, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), normal-appearing white matter (NAWM) and white matter lesions (WML) from 27 MS patients with advanced disease shortly after death. The differentiation status of T cells in these compartments was determined by ex vivo flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry...
June 17, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618413/induction-of-apoptosis-in-heparg-cell-line-by-aloe-emodin-through-generation-of-reactive-oxygen-species-and-the-mitochondrial-pathway
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Xiaoxv Dong, Jing Fu, Xingbin Yin, Changhai Qu, Chunjing Yang, Huyiligeqi He, Jian Ni
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Aloe-emodin (1,8-dihydroxy-3-hydroxymethyl-anthraquinone), an anthraquinone active compounds, is isolated from some traditional medicinal plants such as Rheum palmatum L. and Cassia occidentalis, which induce hepatotoxicity in rats. The aim of this study was to determine potential cytotoxic effects of aloe-emodin on HepaRG cells and to define the underlying mechanism. METHODS: MTT was used to evaluate cell viability. Apoptotic cell death was analyzed via Annexin V-FITC/PI double staining...
June 15, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617574/synergistic-suppression-of-tumor-angiogenesis-by-co-delivering-of-vegf-targeted-sirna-and-candesartan-mediated-by-functionalized-carbon-nanovectors
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Xuefang Ding, Yujie Su, Cheng Wang, Fangrong Zhang, Kerong Chen, Yu Wang, Min Li, Wei Wang
Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) with unique physicochemical properties have exhibited promising biomedical applications as drug/gene carrier. In this study, polyethyleneimine (PEI) modified SWNT conjugates linked with candesartan (CD) were developed to deliver vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) targeted siRNA (siVEGF) for synergistic and targeted treatment of tumor angiogenesis. The characterization results revealed that SWNT-PEI-CD conjugates were successfully synthesized, and exhibited desirable dispersibility and superior stability...
June 15, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616288/decreased-expression-of-perforin-in-cd8-t-lymphocytes-in-patients-with-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infection-and-its-potential-value-as-a-marker-for-efficacy-of-treatment
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Hongbin Jiang, Huili Gong, Qing Zhang, Jin Gu, Li Liang, Jun Zhang
BACKGROUND: Cytolytic activity against mycobacteria tuberculosis (MTB) within the infected macrophage is a crucial step in the immunity against TB infection, as MTB is an intracellular bacterium. Cytotoxic molecules such as perforin and granzymes produced by cytolytic T cells directly participate in this process. In this study, we evaluated the cytotoxicity function employing flow cytometry analysis of the level of expression of interferon-γ (IFN-γ), perforin and granzyme B in CD8(+) T cells from patients with active pulmonary TB (PTB), stable PTB and healthy controls, and explored whether MTB antigen (MTB Ag)-stimulated cytotoxic molecules would be useful for monitoring responses to anti-TB treatment...
May 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615124/blood-and-milk-polymorphonuclear-leukocyte-and-monocyte-macrophage-functions-in-naturally-caprine-arthritis-encephalitis-virus-infection-in-dairy-goats
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Bruna Parapinski Santos, Fernando Nogueira Souza, Maiara Garcia Blagitz, Camila Freitas Batista, Heloísa Godoi Bertagnon, Soraia Araújo Diniz, Marcos Xavier Silva, João Paulo Amaral Haddad, Alice Maria Melville Paiva Della Libera
The exact influence of caprine arthritis encephalitis virus (CAEV) infection on blood and milk polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNLs) and monocyte/macrophages of goats remains unclear. Thus, the present study sought to explore the blood and milk PMNL and monocyte/macrophage functions in naturally CAEV-infected goats. The present study used 18 healthy Saanen goats that were segregated according to sera test outcomes into serologically CAEV negative (n=8; 14 halves) and positive (n=10; 14 halves) groups. All milk samples from mammary halves with milk bacteriologically positive outcomes, somatic cell count ≥2×10(6)cellsmL(-1), and abnormal secretions in the strip cup test were excluded...
June 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612103/dihydromyricetin-protects-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells-from-injury-through-erk-and-akt-mediated-nrf2-ho-1-signaling-pathway
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Yun Luo, Shan Lu, Xi Dong, Lijia Xu, Guibo Sun, Xiaobo Sun
Atherosclerosis-related cardiovascular disease is the predominant cause of death worldwide. Ox-LDL-induced vascular endothelial cell injury is a major factor in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Dihydromyricetin (DMY) is a flavonoid extracted from vine tea that exerts multiple pharmacological activities, including cardio-protective, anti-tumor, and anti-oxidative effects. However, it is unreported that DMY shows protective effects on ox-LDL-induced endothelial cell injury. In this study, we used an ox-LDL injured human umbilical vein endothelial cell (HUVEC) in vitro model to explore the protective effects and mechanism of DMY...
June 13, 2017: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603517/the-effect-of-tgf-%C3%AE-on-treg-cells-in-adverse-pregnancy-outcome-upon-toxoplasma-gondii-infection
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Mingdong Zhao, Haixia Zhang, Xianbing Liu, Yuzhu Jiang, Liqin Ren, Xuemei Hu
Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) is a ubiquitous intracellular protozoan parasite that causes adverse pregnancy outcomes. Its infection downregulates the Treg cell population and TGF-β level, which may contribute to adverse pregnancy outcomes. TGF-β plays a critical role in Treg cell development, but whether TGF-β treatment can affect the number and function of Treg cells and hence alleviate adverse pregnancy outcomes caused by T. gondii infection remains elusive. In this study, T. gondii-infected pregnant mice were treated with TGF-β or TGF-β-neutralizing antibody...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602868/protective-effects-of-oviductus-ranae-on-oxidative-stress-induced-apoptosis-in-rat-ovarian-granulosa-cells
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Xiao-Mei Ling, Xu-Hui Zhang, Yan Tan, Jing-Jing Yang, Bo Ji, Xin-Rong Wu, Yankui Yi, Lei Liang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Oviductus Ranae (OR) is a traditional Chinese medicine derived from Rana temporaria chensinensis, and is known to have a wide variety of pharmacological effects. AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of this study was to investigate the function and mechanism of OR in protecting rat ovarian granulosa cells from hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-induced oxidative damage. MATERIALS AND METHODS: H2O2-treated granulosa cells were pretreated with OR-containing serum, and their viability and proliferation were evaluated using Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8)...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598489/nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-mediated-protection-of-the-rat-heart-exposed-to-ischemia-reperfusion
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Spyros A Mavropoulos, Nayaab S Khan, Asaph C J Levy, Bradley T Faliks, Cristina P Sison, Valentin A Pavlov, Youhua Zhang, Kaie Ojamaa
Reperfusion injury following acute myocardial infarction is associated with significant morbidity. Activation of neuronal or non-neuronal cholinergic pathways in the heart has been shown to reduce ischemic injury and this effect has been attributed primarily to muscarinic acetylcholine receptors. In contrast, the role of nicotinic receptors, specifically alpha-7 subtype (α7nAChR) in the myocardium remains unknown which offers an opportunity to potentially repurpose several agonists/modulators that are currently under development for neurologic indications...
June 8, 2017: Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597038/the-cardiac-glycoside-oleandrin-induces-apoptosis-in-human-colon-cancer-cells-via-the-mitochondrial-pathway
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Li Pan, Yuming Zhang, Wanlu Zhao, Xia Zhou, Chunxia Wang, Fan Deng
PURPOSE: Evidence indicates that the cardiac glycoside oleandrin exhibits cytotoxic activity against several different types of cancer. However, the specific mechanisms underlying oleandrin-induced anti-tumor effects remain largely unknown. The present study examined the anti-cancer effect and underlying mechanism of oleandrin on human colon cancer cells. METHODS: The cytotoxicity and IC50 of five small molecule compounds (oleandrin, neriifolin, strophanthidin, gitoxigenin, and convallatoxin) in human colon cancer cell line SW480 cells and normal human colon cell line NCM460 cells were determined by cell counting and MTT assays, respectively...
June 8, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596913/polyanhydride-micelles-with-diverse-morphologies-for-shape-regulated-cellular-internalization-and-blood-circulation
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Guang Yang, Jie Wang, Dan Li, Shaobing Zhou
Biodegradable amphiphilic poly (ethylene glycol) (PEG) based ether-anhydride terpolymer, consisting of PEG, 1, 3-bis (p-carboxyphenoxy) propane (CPP) and sebacic acid (SA), namely PEG-CPP-SA terpolymer, was employed to self-assemble into micelles by adding water into a solution of the terpolymer in tetrahydrofuran (THF). The shape of polyanhydride micelles can be regulated by simply adjusting the water addition rate, where spherical, rod-like and comb-like micelles can obtained under water addition rate of 20, 3 and 1 ml/h, respectively...
June 2017: Regenerative Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594955/inorganic-salts-and-intracellular-polyphosphate-inclusions-play-a-role-in-the-thermotolerance-of-the-immunobiotic-lactobacillus-rhamnosus-crl-1505
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María A Correa Deza, Mariana Grillo-Puertas, Susana Salva, Viviana A Rapisarda, Carla L Gerez, Graciela Font de Valdez
In this work, the thermotolerance of Lactobacillus rhamnosus CRL1505, an immunobiotic strain, was studied as a way to improve the tolerance of the strain to industrial processes involving heat stress. The strain displayed a high intrinsic thermotolerance (55°C, 20 min); however, after 5 min at 60°C in phosphate buffer a two log units decrease in cell viability was observed. Different heat shock media were tested to improve the cell survival. Best results were obtained in the mediumcontaining inorganic salts (KH2PO4, Na2HPO4, MnSO4, and MgSO4) likely as using 10% skim milk...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591408/decrease-in-dengue-virus-2-infection-and-reduction-of-cytokine-chemokine-production-by-uncaria-guianensis-in-human-hepatocyte-cell-line-huh-7
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Cíntia da Silva Mello, Ligia Maria Marino Valente, Thiago Wolff, Raimundo Sousa Lima-Junior, Luciana Gomes Fialho, Cintia Ferreira Marinho, Elzinandes Leal Azeredo, Luzia Maria Oliveira-Pinto, Rita de Cássia Alves Pereira, Antonio Carlos Siani, Claire Fernandes Kubelka
BACKGROUND: Dengue fever may present hemorrhages and cavitary effusions as result of exacerbated immune responses. We investigated hydro-alcoholic extracts from leaves (UGL) and bark (UGB) of the medicinal species Uncaria guinanensis with respect to antiviral effects in Dengue virus (DENV) infection and in immunological parameters associated with in vivo physiopathological features. METHODS: Chemical profiles from UGB or UGL were compared in thin layer chromatography and 1H nuclear magnetic resonance using flavonoid compounds and a pentacyclic oxindole alkaloid-enriched fraction as references...
June 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590128/antibacterial-actions-of-glycinin-basic-peptide-against-escherichia-coli
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Guo-Ping Zhao, Ying-Qiu Li, Gui-Jin Sun, Hai-Zhen Mo
Glycinin basic peptide (GBP) is an antibacterial ingredient that occurs naturally in the basic parts of soybean glycinin. The antibacterial actions of GBP against Escherichia coli ATCC 8739 were investigated in this study. The minimum inhibitory concentration of GBP against E. coli was 200 μg/mL. The exposure of E. coli cells to GBP induced significant cell damage and inactivated intracellular esterases (stressed and dead cells, 70.9% ± 0.04 for 200 μg/mL of GBP and 91.9% ± 0.06 for 400 μg/mL of GBP), as determined through dual staining in flow cytometry...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
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