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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346089/genererating-a-core-cluster-of-fasciola-hepatica-virulence-and-immunomodulation-related-genes-using-a-comparative-in-silico-approach
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Orçun Haçarız, Gearóid P Sayers
A total of 71 virulence and immunomodulation-related transcripts (VIRs) of Fasciola hepatica have been previously proposed (Haçarız et al., 2015). In an attempt to further refine this cohort, an in silico meta analysis approach was carried out using publicly available sequence data of related liver flukes, Clonorchis sinensis and Opisthorchis viverrini. Data of both liver flukes were investigated in terms of sequential homology with data of non-parasitic organisms, pathogens and VIRs of F. hepatica, directional selection (Ka/Ks), and cytokine signaling relation (protein motif based)...
December 28, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345364/the-n-terminal-peptide-moiety-of-the-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-19-kda-lipoprotein-harbors-rp105-agonistic-properties
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Thomas E Schultz, Karl-Heinz Wiesmüller, Megan Lucas, Karen M Dobos, Alan G Baxter, Antje Blumenthal
Radioprotective 105 kDa (RP105, CD180) is a member of the Toll-like receptor (TLR) family that interacts with TLR2 and facilitates recognition of mature lipoproteins expressed by Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium bovis BCG. In this study, we used synthetic lipopeptide analogs of the M. tuberculosis 19 kDa lipoprotein to define structural characteristics that promote RP105-mediated host cell responses. A tripalmitoylated lipopeptide composed of the first 16 N-terminal amino acids of the M. tuberculosis 19 kDa lipoprotein induced RP105-dependent TNF and IL-6 production by macrophages...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345344/differential-outcomes-of-tlr2-engagement-in-inflammation-induced-preterm-birth
#3
Monica Cappelletti, Matthew J Lawson, Calvin C Chan, Adrienne N Wilburn, Senad Divanovic
Preterm birth (PTB) is the leading cause of neonatal mortality worldwide. Infection and inflammation are considered main causes of PTB. Among multiple pathogens, Gram-positive bacteria are commonly linked with induction of PTB. Although activation of innate immune responses, via TLR2 engagement, by Gram-positive bacteria is a likely cause, whether induction of PTB depends on the potency of specific microbial components to induce Toll-like receptor (TLR)2-driven inflammation has not been elucidated. Here, we show that TLR2 activation by synthetic lipopeptides, Pam2Cys, and Pam3Cys specifically, variably influenced inflammation and subsequent induction of PTB...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345056/for-when-bacterial-infections-persist-toll-like-receptor-inducible-direct-antimicrobial-pathways-in-macrophages
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REVIEW
Claudia J Stocks, Mark A Schembri, Matthew J Sweet, Ronan Kapetanovic
Macrophages are linchpins of innate immunity, responding to invading microorganisms by initiating coordinated inflammatory and antimicrobial programs. Immediate antimicrobial responses, such as NADPH-dependent reactive oxygen species (ROS), are triggered upon phagocytic receptor engagement. Macrophages also detect and respond to microbial products through pattern recognition receptors (PRRs), such as TLRs. TLR signaling influences multiple biological processes including antigen presentation, cell survival, inflammation, and direct antimicrobial responses...
January 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343779/characterization-of-signaling-pathways-regulating-the-expression-of-pro-inflammatory-long-form-thymic-stromal-lymphopoietin-upon-human-metapneumovirus-infection
#5
Youxian Li, Cecilie Lund, Ida Nervik, Simon Loevenich, Henrik Døllner, Marit W Anthonsen, Ingvild B Johnsen
Thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) is associated with several allergic diseases including asthma. Two isoforms of TSLP exist in humans, a long form (lfTSLP) and a short form (sfTSLP), displaying distinct immunological functions. Recently, TSLP was found to be upregulated in human airway cells upon human metapneumovirus (hMPV) infection, yet it remains unclear if the two isoforms are regulated differently during hMPV infection. Importantly, the molecular mechanisms underlying hMPV-mediated TSLP induction remain undescribed...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343725/the-phosphatase-ppm1a-controls-monocyte-to-macrophage-differentiation
#6
Samuel R Smith, Kaitlyn Schaaf, Nusrah Rajabalee, Frederic Wagner, Alexandra Duverger, Olaf Kutsch, Jim Sun
Differentiation of circulating monocytes into tissue-bound or tissue-resident macrophages is a critical regulatory process affecting host defense and inflammation. However, the regulatory signaling pathways that control the differentiation of monocytes into specific and distinct functional macrophage subsets are poorly understood. Herein, we demonstrate that monocyte-to-macrophage differentiation is controlled by the Protein Phosphatase, Mg2+/Mn2+-dependent 1A (PPM1A). Genetic manipulation experiments demonstrated that overexpression of PPM1A attenuated the macrophage differentiation program, while knockdown of PPM1A expression accelerated the ability of monocytes to differentiate into macrophages...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343440/chanzyme-trpm7-mediates-the-ca2-influx-essential-for-lipopolysaccharide-induced-toll-like-receptor-4-endocytosis-and-macrophage-activation
#7
Michael S Schappe, Kalina Szteyn, Marta E Stremska, Suresh K Mendu, Taylor K Downs, Philip V Seegren, Michelle A Mahoney, Sumeet Dixit, Julia K Krupa, Eric J Stipes, Jason S Rogers, Samantha E Adamson, Norbert Leitinger, Bimal N Desai
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) sense pathogen-associated molecular patterns to activate the production of inflammatory mediators. TLR4 recognizes lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and drives the secretion of inflammatory cytokines, often contributing to sepsis. We report that transient receptor potential melastatin-like 7 (TRPM7), a non-selective but Ca2+-conducting ion channel, mediates the cytosolic Ca2+ elevations essential for LPS-induced macrophage activation. LPS triggered TRPM7-dependent Ca2+ elevations essential for TLR4 endocytosis and the subsequent activation of the transcription factor IRF3...
January 16, 2018: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343281/p-mapa-immunotherapy-potentiates-the-effect-of-cisplatin-on-serous-ovarian-carcinoma-through-targeting-tlr4-signaling
#8
Luiz Gustavo de Almeida Chuffa, Grazielle de Moura Ferreira, Luiz Antonio Lupi, Iseu da Silva Nunes, Wagner José Fávaro
BACKGROUND: Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are transmembrane proteins expressed on the surface of ovarian cancer (OC) and immune cells. Identifying the specific roles of the TLR-mediated signaling pathways in OC cells is important to guide new treatments. Because immunotherapies have emerged as the adjuvant treatment for patients with OC, we investigated the effect of a promising immunotherapeutic strategy based on protein aggregate magnesium-ammonium phospholinoleate-palmitoleate anhydride (P-MAPA) combined with cisplatin (CIS) on the TLR2 and TLR4 signaling pathways via myeloid differentiation factor 88 (MyD88) and TLR-associated activator of interferon (TRIF) in an in vivo model of OC...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342502/antiphospholipid-antibodies-inhibit-trophoblast-toll-like-receptor-and-inflammasome-negative-regulators
#9
Melissa J Mulla, Ingrid C Weel, Julie A Potter, Stefan M Gysler, Jane E Salmon, Maria T S Peraçoli, Carla V Rothlin, Lawrence W Chamley, Vikki M Abrahams
OBJECTIVE: Women with antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) are at risk for pregnancy complications associated with poor placentation and placental inflammation. While these antibodies are heterogeneous, some anti-β2 GPI antibodies can activate human first trimester trophoblast TLR4 and NLRP3. The objective of this study was to determine the role of negative regulators of TLR and inflammasome function in aPL-induced trophoblast inflammation. METHODS: Human trophoblast cells were treated with or without anti-β2 GPI aPL or control IgG in the presence or absence of the common TAM receptor ligand, GAS6, or the autophagy inducer, rapamycin...
January 17, 2018: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342453/fine-particulate-air-pollution-and-the-expression-of-micrornas-and-circulating-cytokines-relevant-to-inflammation-coagulation-and-vasoconstriction
#10
Renjie Chen, Huichu Li, Jing Cai, Cuicui Wang, Zhijing Lin, Cong Liu, Yue Niu, Zhuohui Zhao, Weihua Li, Haidong Kan
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a key factor in epigenetic regulation of gene expression, but miRNA responses to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) air pollution and their potential contribution to cardiovascular effects of PM2.5 are unknown. OBJECTIVE: We explored the potential influence of PM2.5 on the expression of selected cytokines relevant to systemic inflammation, coagulation, and vasoconstriction, and on miRNAs that may regulate their expression. METHODS: We designed a double-blind, randomized crossover study in which true and sham air purifiers were used to expose 55 healthy young adult students in Shanghai, China, to reduced or ambient levels of indoor PM2...
January 17, 2018: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342159/prediction-of-novel-target-genes-and-pathways-involved-in-bevacizumab-resistant-colorectal-cancer
#11
Precious Takondwa Makondi, Chia-Hwa Lee, Chien-Yu Huang, Chi-Ming Chu, Yu-Jia Chang, Po-Li Wei
Bevacizumab combined with cytotoxic chemotherapy is the backbone of metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) therapy; however, its treatment efficacy is hampered by therapeutic resistance. Therefore, understanding the mechanisms underlying bevacizumab resistance is crucial to increasing the therapeutic efficacy of bevacizumab. The Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) database (dataset, GSE86525) was used to identify the key genes and pathways involved in bevacizumab-resistant mCRC. The GEO2R web tool was used to identify differentially expressed genes (DEGs)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341193/impact-of-trans-fats-on-heat-shock-protein-expression-and-the-gut-microbiota-profile-of-mice
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Gessika Cristina Borges Castro Carvalho, Carolina Soares Moura, Aline Rissetti Roquetto, Daniel Barrera-Arellano, Aureo Tatsumi Yamada, Andrey Dos Santos, Mário José Abdalla Saad, Jaime Amaya-Farfan
Partially hydrogenated oils are known to cause metabolic stress and dyslipidemia. This paper explores a new dimension about the interaction between dietary trans-fats and the defense heat-shock protein (HSP) system, inflammation, and the gut microbiota of mice consuming a hyperlipidic diet containing partially hydrogenated vegetable oil free of animal fat. Five diet groups were installed: control diet, 2 hyperlipidic-partially hydrogenated-oil diets, each containing either casein or whey-protein hydrolysate (WPH) as protein source, and 2 consuming hyperlipidic-unhydrogenated-oil diets containing either WPH or casein as a protein source...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339456/parp-inhibition-prevents-ethanol-induced-neuroinflammatory-signaling-and-neurodegeneration-in-adult-age-rat-brain-slice-cultures
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Nuzhath F Tajuddin, Hee-Yong Kim, Michael A Collins
Utilizing rat adult-age hippocampal-entorhinal cortical (HEC) slice cultures we examined the role of poly [ADP-ribose] polymerase (PARP) in binge ethanol's brain inflammatory and neurodegenerative mechanisms. Activated by DNA strand breaks, PARP (principally PARP1 in brain) promotes DNA repair via poly [ADP-ribose] (PAR) products, but PARP overactivation triggers regulated neuronal necrosis, e.g., parthanatos. Previously we found that brain PARP1 levels were upregulated by neurotoxic ethanol binges in adult rats and HEC slices, and PARP inhibitor PJ34 abrogated slice neurodegeneration...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339104/region-specific-innate-antiviral-responses-of-the-human-epididymis
#14
James A Browne, Shih Hsing Leir, Scott Eggener, Ann Harris
Viral infections of the epididymis are associated with epididymitis, which damages the epithelium and impairs fertility. We showed previously that innate immune response genes were differentially expressed in the corpus and cauda region of the human epididymis in comparison to the caput. Here we investigate the antiviral defense response mechanisms of human epididymis epithelial (HEE) cells. Toll-like receptor (TLR) 3 and retinoic acid-inducible gene I (RIG-I)-like receptors (RLRs) are enriched in HEE cells from the corpus and cauda region...
January 12, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338742/m2-polarized-tumor-associated-macrophages-facilitated-migration-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-of-hcc-cells-via-the-tlr4-stat3-signaling-pathway
#15
Rong-Rong Yao, Jing-Huan Li, Rui Zhang, Rong-Xin Chen, Yan-Hong Wang
BACKGROUND: M2-polarized macrophages are tumor-associated-macrophages (TAMs), which are important contents of tumor-infiltrating immune cells. Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) is a molecular biomarker of tumor aggressiveness and poor prognosis. Toll-like receptors (TLRs) have important roles in the immune system and M2-polarized macrophages. However, the effects of TLR4 on M2-polarized macrophages in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are unknown. Here, TLR4 expressed on HCC cells mediates the pro-tumor effects and mechanisms of M2-polarized macrophages...
January 16, 2018: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338160/higher-activities-of-hepatic-versus-splenic-cd8-t-cells-in-responses-to-adoptive-t-cell-therapy-and-vaccination-of-b6-mice-with-mhc-class-1-binding-antigen
#16
Mohamed Labib Salem, Randa E El Naggar, Sabry A El Naggar, Maysa A Mobasher, Mohamed H Mahmoud, Gamal Badr
The liver has unique microenvironment which is known to induce tolerance of cytolytic CD8+ T cells to hepatic and extra hepatic antigens, resulting in persistence of infection of the liver by the hepatitis B and C viruses. However, under some conditions, functional immune responses can be elicited in the liver in particular to show preferential retention of activated CD8+ T cells. It is not clear whether this retention depends on the type of the exogenous immunostimulatory or the endogenous innate immune cells...
December 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337856/interaction-between-hepatitis-b-virus-and-toll-like-receptors-current-status-and-potential-therapeutic-use-for-chronic-hepatitis-b
#17
REVIEW
Zhiyong Ma, Qian Cao, Yong Xiong, Ejuan Zhang, Mengji Lu
Immune defense against infection with the hepatitis B virus (HBV) is complex and involves both host innate and adaptive immune systems. It is well accepted that the development of sufficient HBV-specific T cell and B cell responses are required for controlling an HBV infection. However, the contribution of innate immunity to removing HBV has been explored in recent years. Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are recognized as the first line of antiviral immunity because they initiate intracellular signaling pathways to induce antiviral mediators such as interferons (IFNs) and other cytokines...
January 16, 2018: Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337391/time-dependent-distinct-roles-of-toll-like-receptor-4-in-a-house-dust-mite-induced-asthma-mouse-model
#18
Takashi Ishii, Yuichi Niikura, Keigo Kurata, Masashi Muroi, Ken-Ichi Tanamoto, Takahide Nagase, Masahiro Sakaguchi, Naomi Yamashita
House dust mites (HDMs) are a common source of allergens that trigger both allergen-specific and innate immune responses in humans. Here we examined the effect of allergen concentration and the involvement of Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) in the process of sensitization to house dust mite allergens in an HDM-extract-induced asthma mouse model. Intranasal administration of HDM extract induced an immunoglobulin E response and eosinophilic inflammation in a dose-dependent manner from 2.5 to 30 μg/dose. In TLR4-knockout mice, the infiltration of eosinophils and neutrophils into the lung was decreased compared with that in wild-type mice in the early phase of inflammation (total of three doses)...
January 16, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337248/immunohistochemical-characterization-of-epidermal-dendritic-like-cells-in-giant-mudskipper-periophthalmodon-schlosseri
#19
E R Lauriano, C Faggio, G Capillo, N Spanò, M Kuciel, M Aragona, S Pergolizzi
Giant Mudskipper, Periophthalmodon schlosseri (Pallas, 1770), is euryhaline, amphibious, and air-breathing fish. These fishes live in close association to mangrove forests and often spend over 90% of time out of water, in adjacent mudflats. They have developed morphological and physiological adaptations to satisfy their unique lifestyles. The skin is the primary interface between the body and the environment, and has a central role in host defence. The initiation of immune responses to antigens in the vertebrate skin has often been attributed to epidermal Langerhans'cells (LC) that are dendritic cells (DC), antigen-presenting cells (APC) which reside in the epidermis...
January 11, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337246/tlr3-gene-in-japanese-sea-perch-lateolabrax-japonicus-molecular-cloning-characterization-and-expression-analysis-after-bacterial-infection
#20
Pengfei Wang, Chao Zhao, Chengyang Wang, Sigang Fan, Lulu Yan, Lihua Qiu
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) play important roles in fish innate immune and are involved in the defense process of bacteria invasion. In the present study, the full-length cDNA of TLR3 from the sea perch, Lateolabrax japonicus, was cloned and characterized. The full length of LjTLR3 cDNA was 3265 bp including an open reading frame of 2679 bp encoding a peptide of 922 amino acids. Tissues distribution analysis indicated that LjTLR3 showed a tissue-specific variation with high expression in spleen, head-kidney and liver...
January 11, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
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