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"lymphocyte", "adiponectin"

Ahmad Al-Attar, Steven R Presnell, Charlotte A Peterson, D Travis Thomas, Charles T Lutz
We describe a cohort of 50 elderly subjects, age at least 70 years. We present gender-specific findings in T lymphocyte markers and soluble immune mediators. We show the correlation between cytomegalovirus infection status with CD56(dim) NK cell responses to a variety of stimuli and with CD56(bright)/CD56(dim) NK cell ratio. We also present the correlation of retinol binding protein (RBP)-4 plasma levels with NK cell responses and we explore the relationship between gender and adiponectin, 25(OH)D (vitamin D), and RBP4 in affecting CD56(dim) NK cell responses...
September 2016: Data in Brief
Thomas H Hauser, Ninad Salastekar, Ernst J Schaefer, Tanvi Desai, Harvey L Goldfine, Kristen M Fowler, Griffin M Weber, Francine Welty, Melvin Clouse, Steven E Shoelson, Allison B Goldfine
IMPORTANCE: Inflammation may contribute to pathological associations among obesity, diabetes mellitus, and cardiovascular disease. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether targeting inflammation using salsalate compared with placebo reduces progression of noncalcified coronary artery plaque. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: In the Targeting Inflammation Using Salsalate in Cardiovascular Disease (TINSAL-CVD) trial participants were randomly assigned between September 23, 2008, and July 5, 2012, to 30 months of salsalate or placebo in addition to standard, guideline-based therapies...
July 1, 2016: JAMA Cardiology
Dona L Fleishaker, Arnab Mukherjee, Fredrick S Whaley, Shanthini Daniel, Bernhardt G Zeiher
BACKGROUND: Glucocorticoids (GCs), such as prednisone, are the standard of care for several inflammatory and immunologically mediated diseases, but their chronic systemic administration is severely limited by serious adverse effects that are both dose and time dependent. Short-term treatment (7-14 days) with oral prednisone is used for many acute inflammatory and allergic conditions. This study was conducted to characterize the safety and pharmacodynamic (PD) dose-response of a 7-day course of oral prednisone on biomarkers of GC receptor agonism...
2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Betul Sereflican, Nadir Goksugur, Guler Bugdayci, Mualla Polat, Ali Haydar Parlak
Psoriasis is a chronic, autoimmune, and inflammatory disease of unknown etiology, characterized by T lymphocyte mediated keratinocyte proliferation. In recent years the relationship between psoriasis and adipose tissue cytokines has been reported. Psoriasis as a triggering factor for the immune and metabolic disorders can be associated with diabetes mellitus, abnormal lipid metabolism, and metabolic syndrome. In this study we assessed the adipose tissue cytokines visfatin, adiponectin, and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) levels in psoriasis patients and evaluated the relationship between disease severity and cytokines...
April 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
Ahmad Al-Attar, Steven R Presnell, Charlotte A Peterson, D Travis Thomas, Charles T Lutz
Immune gender differences have been reported, but are little studied in elderly humans. We compared monocyte and lymphocyte subsets, along with soluble immune mediators in healthy men and women over the age of 70. We also measured natural killer (NK) lymphocyte cytotoxic granule exocytosis, chemokine synthesis, and cytokine synthesis in response to a variety of stimuli. Elderly women had significantly more circulating B cells than men, whereas men had more CD4 central memory T cells and higher monocyte levels...
June 2016: Mechanisms of Ageing and Development
Yan Luo, Meilian Liu
Adiponectin acts as a key regulator of the innate immune system and plays a major role in the progression of inflammation and metabolic disorders. Macrophages and monocytes are representative components of the innate immune system, and their proliferation, plasticity, and polarization are a key component of metabolic adaption. Innate-like lymphocytes such as group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s), natural killer T (NKT) cells, and gamma delta T (γδ T) cells are also members of the innate immune system and play important roles in the development of obesity and its related diseases...
April 2016: Journal of Molecular Cell Biology
Hideaki Kato, Aya Ohata, Sei Samukawa, Atsuhisa Ueda, Yoshiaki Ishigatsubo
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the adiponectin-encoding gene ADIPOQ and changes in serum lipid levels in HIV-1-infected patients after antiretroviral therapy (ART). METHODS: ART-naïve HIV-1-infected patients were recruited to this prospective analysis. SNP +45 and SNP +276 genotype was determined by direct sequencing. Multivariate linear regression analysis was performed to analyse the effects of genotype, and predisposing conditions on serum total cholesterol and triglyceride in the 4 months before and after ART initiation...
April 2016: Journal of International Medical Research
B E Martínez-Carrillo, R A Jarillo-Luna, R Campos-Rodríguez, R Valdés-Ramos, V Rivera-Aguilar
Although diet and exercise clearly have an influence on immune function, studies are scarce on the effect caused by exercise and the consumption of a carbohydrate-rich or fat-rich diet on the peripheral immune system. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of exercise and the two aforementioned unbalanced diets on young Balb/c mice, especially in relation to BMI, the level of glucose, and the percentage of lymphocyte subpopulations in peripheral blood. The changes found were then related to the synthesis of leptin and adiponectin as well as the production of oxidative stress...
2015: BioMed Research International
Ahmed Abdel-Razik, Nasser Mousa, Mahmoud Abdel-Aziz, Rania Elhelaly, Rasha Elzehery, Khaled Zalata, Wagdi Elkashef, Ossama Fouda, Mahmoud Awad, Mohamed Hafez, Waleed Eldars
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Elevated serum α-fetoprotein (AFP) is not uncommonly seen among patients with chronic hepatitis C. This study aimed to identify clinical characteristics, histological characteristics, and biochemical markers associated with increased serum AFP levels in hepatitis C virus genotype 4-infected patients with no evidence of hepatocellular carcinoma and to determine the effect of lifestyle modification on these parameters. METHODS: The study included 447 chronic hepatitis C patients with no evidence of hepatocellular carcinoma and 100 healthy controls...
March 2016: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Alejandro Lamas, Elena Lopez, Roberto Carrio, Diana M Lopez
Cell-mediated immunity is an important defense mechanism against pathogens and developing tumor cells. The thymus is the main lymphoid organ involved in the formation of the cell-mediated immune response by the maturation and differentiation of lymphocytes that travel from the bone marrow, through the lymphatic ducts, to become T lymphocytes. Thymic involution has been associated with aging; however, other factors such as obesity, viral infection and tumor development have been shown to increase the rate of shrinkage of this organ...
January 2016: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Renata Vargas, Elena Ryder, María Diez-Ewald, Jesús Mosquera, Anyelo Durán, Nereida Valero, Adriana Pedreañez, Caterina Peña, Erika Fernández
AIMS: Chronic inflammation in obesity is associated with co-morbidities such as, hyperglycemia, hypertension and hyperlipidemia. Leukocytes play an important role in this inflammation and C-reactive protein (CRP) and Interleukin-2 (IL-2) can be important effectors during the immune response in obesity; however, the initial inflammatory events in obesity remain unclear. The aim of this study was to determine the circulating levels of CRP, IL-2, insulin and adiponectin, their association and the association with leukocyte count in obese individuals without co-morbidities and with or without insulin resistance (IR)...
January 2016: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
Katsuhiko Suzuki, Masaki Takahashi, Chia-Yang Li, Shiuan-Pey Lin, Miki Tomari, Cecilia M Shing, Shih-Hua Fang
Green tea (Camellia sinensis) has anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory effects, which may be beneficial to athletes performing high-intensity exercise. This study investigated the effects of carbohydrate and green tea coingestion on sprint cycling performance and associated oxidative stress and immunoendocrine responses to exercise. In a crossover design, 9 well-trained male cyclists completed 3 sets of 8 repetitions of 100-m uphill sprint cycling while ingesting green tea and carbohydrate (TEA) (22 mg/kg body mass catechins, 6 mg/kg body mass caffeine, 230 mg/kg glucose, and 110 mg/kg fructose) or carbohydrate only (CHO) (230 mg/kg body mass glucose and 110 mg/kg body mass fructose) during each 10-min recovery period between sets...
October 2015: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
Adriana Aparecida Siviero-Miachon, Angela Maria Spinola-Castro, Maria Lucia de Martino Lee, Carlos Manoel de Castro Monteiro, Antonio Carlos de Camargo Carvalho, Antonio Ramos Calixto, Bruno Geloneze, Gil Guerra-Junior
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between body composition, metabolic profile, adipokines, and carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) in young survivors of childhood acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL). PATIENTS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study compared 55 ALL survivors, of chronological age between 15 years and 24 years, assigned into two groups according to the exposure to cranial radiation therapy (CRT; 25 irradiated and 30 nonirradiated) with 24 leukemia-free controls, and assessed body fat mass (dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry), computed tomography scan-derived abdominal adipose tissue, lipid profile, blood pressure (BP), adipokines, and cIMT by a multiple regression analysis...
2015: Vascular Health and Risk Management
Lancelot Marique, Maximin Senou, Julie Craps, Aurélie Delaigle, Elliott Van Regemorter, Alexis Wérion, Victoria Van Regemorter, Michel Mourad, Catherine Nyssen-Behets, Benoit Lengelé, Lelio Baldeschi, Antonella Boschi, Sonia Brichard, Chantal Daumerie, Marie-Christine Many
BACKGROUND: Graves' orbitopathy (GO) is the main extrathyroidal manifestation associated with Graves' disease (GD). It is characterized by reduced eye motility due to an increased volume of orbital fat and/or of extraocular muscles (EOMs) infiltrated by fibrosis and adipose tissue. The pathogenetic mechanisms leading to fibrosis and adipogenesis are mainly based on the interaction between orbital fibroblasts and immune cells (lymphocytes and mast cells) infiltrating the GO EOMs. METHODS: Analysis of the morphological status, oxidative stress (OS), and antioxidant defenses in the orbital muscular cells and adipocytes in GO patients compared with controls was conducted...
September 2015: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
Joanna Domagała-Kulawik, Iwona Osińska, Aleksandra Piechuta, Piotr Bielicki, Tomasz Skirecki
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) brings risk of serious complications. The study objective was to assess elements of the cellular immune response in the course of OSAS. METHODS: Peripheral blood (PB) lymphocytes: T, B, NK, NKT-like, Th, Tc, and HLA DR+ T cells were evaluated by flow cytometry of 48 OSA patients; the concentration of adiponectin, interleukin 1β, and TNFα was measured by ELISA method. The OSA complication score was developed and used for statistical analysis...
2015: Mediators of Inflammation
Khalid I Elsayh, Wafaa S Mohammed, Asmaa M Zahran, Khaled Saad
β-Thalassemia is a significant public health problem in Egypt. Infectious complications represent the second most common cause of mortality and the major cause of morbidity in β-thalassemia major (BTM). The increased susceptibility of these patients to infectious diseases has been attributed to the abnormalities of the immune system, which is evident by systemic inflammation and immune deficiency. In a case control study, 35 patients with BTM were compared with 30 sex- and age-matched children who served as controls...
August 2016: Clinical and Experimental Medicine
X Liu, J Y Huh, H Gong, J P Chamberland, M T Brinkoetter, O-P R Hamnvik, C S Mantzoros
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Obesity is characterized by chronic inflammation and immune dysregulation, as well as insulin resistance, but the link between obesity and adaptive immunity remains to be fully studied. METHODS: To elucidate the role of adaptive immunity on body composition, glucose homeostasis and inflammation, recombination-activating gene 1 knockout (Rag1-/-) mice, without mature T-lymphocytes or B-lymphocytes, were maintained on a low- or high-fat diet (LFD and HFD, respectively) for 11 weeks...
October 2015: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
Myriam Chimen, Helen M McGettrick, Bonita Apta, Sahithi J Kuravi, Clara M Yates, Amy Kennedy, Arjun Odedra, Mohammed Alassiri, Matthew Harrison, Ashley Martin, Francesca Barone, Saba Nayar, Jessica R Hitchcock, Adam F Cunningham, Karim Raza, Andrew Filer, David A Copland, Andrew D Dick, Joseph Robinson, Neena Kalia, Lucy S K Walker, Christopher D Buckley, Gerard B Nash, Parth Narendran, G Ed Rainger
During an inflammatory response, lymphocyte recruitment into tissue must be tightly controlled because dysregulated trafficking contributes to the pathogenesis of chronic disease. Here we show that during inflammation and in response to adiponectin, B cells tonically inhibit T cell trafficking by secreting a peptide (PEPITEM) proteolytically derived from 14.3.3 zeta delta (14.3.3.ζδ) protein. PEPITEM binds cadherin-15 on endothelial cells, promoting synthesis and release of sphingosine-1 phosphate, which inhibits trafficking of T cells without affecting recruitment of other leukocytes...
May 2015: Nature Medicine
M Poggi, S O Morin, D Bastelica, R Govers, M Canault, D Bernot, O Georgelin, M Verdier, R Burcelin, D Olive, M-C Alessi, F Peiretti, J A Nunès
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Lymphocytes have a critical role in visceral adipose tissue (AT) inflammation. The CD28 costimulatory molecule is required for lymphocyte activation and for the development of a functional regulatory T cells (Tregs) compartment; however, its role during obesity is unknown. METHODS: During diet-induced obesity, we investigated the effects of selective interference with CD28 signaling using knockout mice (Cd28KO) and a CTLA4-Ig fusion protein inhibiting CD28-B7 interactions...
June 2015: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
Isabelle Magalhaes, Karine Pingris, Christine Poitou, Stéphanie Bessoles, Nicolas Venteclef, Badr Kiaf, Lucie Beaudoin, Jennifer Da Silva, Omran Allatif, Jamie Rossjohn, Lars Kjer-Nielsen, James McCluskey, Séverine Ledoux, Laurent Genser, Adriana Torcivia, Claire Soudais, Olivier Lantz, Christian Boitard, Judith Aron-Wisnewsky, Etienne Larger, Karine Clément, Agnès Lehuen
Obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D) are associated with low-grade inflammation, activation of immune cells, and alterations of the gut microbiota. Mucosal-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells, which are innate-like T cells that recognize bacterial ligands, are present in blood and enriched in mucosal and inflamed tissues. Here, we analyzed MAIT cells in the blood and adipose tissues of patients with T2D and/or severe obesity. We determined that circulating MAIT cell frequency was dramatically decreased in both patient groups, and this population was even undetectable in some obese patients...
April 2015: Journal of Clinical Investigation
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