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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210090/efficacy-and-safety-of-stellate-ganglion-block-in-chronic-ulcerative-colitis
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Hong-Ying Zhao, Guo-Tao Yang, Ning-Ning Sun, Yu Kong, Yun-Feng Liu
AIM: To investigate the efficacy and safety of stellate ganglion block for the treatment of patients with chronic ulcerative colitis. METHODS: A total of 120 randomly selected patients with chronic ulcerative colitis treated in Cangzhou Central Hospital from January 2014 to January 2016 were included in this study. These patients were divided into two groups: control group (n = 30), patients received oral sulfasalazine treatment; experimental group (n = 90), patients received stellate ganglion block treatment...
January 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210014/dilemma-correlation-between-serum-level-of-hepcidin-and-il-6-in-anemic-myeloma-patients
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Lejla Ibricevic-Balic, Emina Icindic-Nakas, Sabaheta Hasic, Emina Kiseljakovic, Alma Sofo-Hafizovic, Sefkija Balic
INTRODUCTION: Anemia occurs in 60% to 80 % of patients with newly diagnosed myeloma multiplex (MM). The cause of anemia in MM is probably multi factorial and involved among the others hepcidin and some cytokines, especially interleukine-6. Anemia in MM is one of the risk factor used in Durie-Salmon classification for staging and prognostic score. Treatment options are set according to this score with most significant impact on survival. AIM: To estimate baseline level of serum hepcidin, IL-6 and iron metabolism markers in anemic MM patients, possible role of hepcidin and its interaction with IL-6...
December 2016: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209207/recombinant-%C3%AE-actinin-subunit-antigens-of-trichomonas-vaginalis-as-potential-vaccine-candidates-in-protecting-against-trichomoniasis
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Yi-Ting Xie, Jiang-Mei Gao, Ya-Ping Wu, Petrus Tang, Geoff Hide, De-Hua Lai, Zhao-Rong Lun
BACKGROUND: Human trichomoniasis caused by Trichomonas vaginalis is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases with more than 200 million cases worldwide. It has caused a series of health problems to patients. For prevention and control of infectious diseases, vaccines are usually considered as one of the most cost-efficient tools. However, until now, work on the development of T. vaginalis vaccines is still mainly focused on the screening of potential immunogens. Alpha-actinin characterized by high immunogenicity in T...
February 16, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205524/interleukin-33-produced-by-m2-macrophages-and-other-immune-cells-contributes-to-th2-immune-reaction-of-igg4-related-disease
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Sachiko Furukawa, Masafumi Moriyama, Kensuke Miyake, Hitoshi Nakashima, Akihiko Tanaka, Takashi Maehara, Mana Iizuka-Koga, Hiroto Tsuboi, Jun-Nosuke Hayashida, Noriko Ishiguro, Masaki Yamauchi, Takayuki Sumida, Seiji Nakamura
IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is characterized by elevated serum IgG4 and marked infiltration of IgG4-positive cells in multiple organs. Interleukin-33 (IL-33) is a recently described cytokine that is secreted by damaged epithelial cells, macrophages, and dendritic cells, and potently activates helper T type 2 (Th2) immune responses, which have been suggested to play a major role in IgG4 production of IgG4-RD. Here, we assessed the expression of IL-33 and related molecules in the salivary glands (SGs) of patients with IgG4-RD versus that in patients with Sjögren's syndrome (SS) and controls...
February 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202030/upregulation-of-interleukin-33-and-thymic-stromal-lymphopoietin-levels-in-the-lungs-of-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Jong-Uk Lee, Hun Soo Chang, Hyeon Ju Lee, Chang An Jung, Da Jeong Bae, Hyun Ji Song, Jong Sook Park, Soo-Taek Uh, Young Hoon Kim, Ki-Hyun Seo, Choon-Sik Park
BACKGROUND: Innate T helper type 2 (Th2) immune responses mediated by interleukin (IL)-33, thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP), and IL-25 have been shown to play an important role in pulmonary fibrosis of animal models; however, their clinical implications remain poorly understood. METHODS: TSLP, IL-25, and IL-33 concentrations were measured in bronchoalveolar lavage fluids obtained from normal controls (NCs; n = 40) and from patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF; n = 100), non-specific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP; n = 22), hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP; n = 20), and sarcoidosis (n = 19)...
February 15, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199345/impact-of-chronic-rhinosinusitis-on-severe-asthma-patients
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Ta-Jen Lee, Chia-Hsiang Fu, Chun-Hua Wang, Chi-Che Huang, Chien-Chia Huang, Po-Hung Chang, Yi-Wei Chen, Chia-Chen Wu, Ching-Lung Wu, Han-Pin Kuo
Coexistence of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) with asthma appears to impair asthma control. Type-2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) respond to the cytokines of thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP), interleukin (IL)-25 and IL-33, thus contributing to airway diseases such as CRS and asthma. We investigate whether the augmented Th2-cytokines in CRS might be related to sinonasal tract ILC2s corresponding to enhanced IL-25, IL-33 and TSLP release in severe asthmatics, and be involved in asthma control. Twenty-eight asthmatics (12 non-severe and 16 severe) with CRS receiving nasal surgery were enrolled...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199074/inflammatory-markers-and-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-as-potential-bridges-linking-bipolar-disorder-and-cardiovascular-risk-among-adolescents
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Jessica K Hatch, Gustavo Scola, Omodele Olowoyeye, Jordan E Collins, Ana C Andreazza, Alan Moody, Anthony J Levitt, Bradley H Strauss, Krista L Lanctot, Benjamin I Goldstein
OBJECTIVE: Bipolar disorder (BD) is associated with increased rates of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and inflammatory markers are leading biomarkers in BD. We examined whether these biomarkers underlie the link between BD and CVD proxies among adolescents with bipolar spectrum disorders. METHODS: Subjects were 60 adolescents, 13-19 years old (40 with BD and 20 healthy controls [HCs]). Semistructured interviews determined diagnoses based on DSM-IV...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198394/cockroach-protease-allergen-induces-allergic-airway-inflammation-via-epithelial-cell-activation
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Sagar L Kale, Komal Agrawal, Shailendra Nath Gaur, Naveen Arora
Protease allergens are known to enhance allergic inflammation but their exact role in initiation of allergic reactions at mucosal surfaces still remains elusive. This study was aimed at deciphering the role of serine protease activity of Per a 10, a major cockroach allergen in initiation of allergic inflammation at mucosal surfaces. We demonstrate that Per a 10 increases epithelial permeability by disruption of tight junction proteins, ZO-1 and occludin, and enhances the migration of Monocyte derived dendritic cell precursors towards epithelial layer as exhibited by trans-well studies...
February 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198366/th17-cells-express-st2-and-are-controlled-by-the-alarmin-il-33-in-the-small-intestine
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A Pascual-Reguant, J Bayat Sarmadi, C Baumann, R Noster, D Cirera-Salinas, C Curato, P Pelczar, S Huber, C E Zielinski, M Löhning, A E Hauser, E Esplugues
TH17 cells are major drivers of inflammation and involved in several autoimmune diseases. Tissue inflammation is a beneficial host response to infection, but it can also contribute to autoimmunity. The crosstalk between a tissue and the immune system during an inflammatory response is key for preserving tissue integrity and restoring physiological processes. However, how the inflamed tissue regulates the magnitude of an immune response by controlling pro-inflammatory T cells is not well characterized so far...
February 15, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196875/a-signalling-cascade-of-il-33-to-il-13-regulates-metaplasia-in-the-mouse-stomach
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Christine P Petersen, Anne R Meyer, Carlo DeSalvo, Eunyoung Choi, Cameron Schlegel, Alec Petersen, Amy C Engevik, Nripesh Prasad, Shawn E Levy, R Stokes Peebles, Theresa T Pizarro, James R Goldenring
OBJECTIVE: Alternatively activated macrophages (M2) are associated with the progression of spasmolytic polypeptide-expressing metaplasia (SPEM) in the stomach. However, the precise mechanism(s) and critical mediators that induce SPEM are unknown. DESIGN: To determine candidate genes important in these processes, macrophages from the stomach corpus of mice with SPEM (DMP-777-treated) or advanced SPEM (L635-treated) were isolated and RNA sequenced. Effects on metaplasia development after acute parietal cell loss induced by L635 were evaluated in interleukin (IL)-33, IL-33 receptor (ST2) and IL-13 knockout (KO) mice...
February 14, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196763/il-33-dysregulates-regulatory-t-treg-cells-and-impairs-established-immunological-tolerance-in-the-lungs
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Chien-Chang Chen, Takao Kobayashi, Koji Iijima, Fan-Chi Hsu, Hirohito Kita
BACKGROUND: Airway exposure to environmental antigens generally leads to immunological tolerance. A fundamental question remains: why is airway tolerance compromised in patients with allergic airway diseases? Interleukin (IL)-33 promotes innate and adaptive type 2 immunity and may provide the answer to this question. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to investigate the roles IL-33 plays in altering regulatory T (Treg) cells in the lungs and in affecting previously established airway immunological tolerance...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194023/interleukin-33-drives-hepatic-fibrosis-through-activation-of-hepatic-stellate-cells
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Zhongming Tan, Qianghui Liu, Runqiu Jiang, Long Lv, Siamak S Shoto, Isabelle Maillet, Valerie Quesniaux, Junwei Tang, Wenjie Zhang, Beicheng Sun, Bernhard Ryffel
Liver fibrosis is a consequence of chronic liver disease, causing morbidity and mortality. Interleukin-33 (IL-33) is a critical mediator of inflammation, which may be involved in the development of liver fibrosis. Here, we investigated the role of IL-33 in human patients and experimental bile-duct ligation (BDL)-induced fibrosis in mice. We report increased hepatic IL-33 expression in the murine BDL model of fibrosis and in surgical samples obtained from patients with liver fibrosis. Liver injury, inflammatory cell infiltration and fibrosis were reduced in the absence of the IL-33/ST2 receptor, and the activation of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) was decreased in ST2-deficient mice...
February 13, 2017: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189042/activity-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-influences-the-expression-of-cytokines-in-gingival-tissue
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C M Figueredo, A P Martins, R Lira-Junior, J B Menegat, A T Carvalho, R G Fischer, A Gustafsson
This study assessed the cytokine expression in gingival and intestinal tissues from periodontitis patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and evaluated if IBD activity is a covariate to the amount of gingival cytokines. Paired gingival and intestinal tissues were collected from 21 patients and homogenised using a cell disruptor. Cytokine expression (IL-1β, IL-4, IL-6, IL-10, IL-21, IL-22, IL-23, IL-25, IL-31, IL-33, IL-17A, IL-17F, IFN-γ, sCD40L, and TNF-α) was evaluated using bead-based multiplex technology...
February 8, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185008/physical-activity-initiated-by-employer-induces-improvements-in-a-novel-set-of-biomarkers-of-inflammation-an-8-week-follow-up-study
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Lars-Kristian Lunde, Øivind Skare, Hans C D Aass, Asgeir Mamen, Elín Einarsdóttir, Bente Ulvestad, Marit Skogstad
PURPOSE: We investigated the level of pro- and anti-inflammatory biomarkers before and after 8 weeks of unsupervised physical activity (PA) initiated by employer. METHODS: During autumn 2014, background data, blood samples and self-reported exercise level were collected from 76 men and 41 women in a Norwegian road maintenance company. Monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1), tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), interleukin-6 (IL-6), leptin, adiponectin, p-selectin and CD40 ligand (CD40L) were analyzed...
February 9, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179081/development-of-solvent-systems-with-room-temperature-ionic-liquids-for-the-countercurrent-chromatographic-ccc-separation-of-very-nonpolar-lipid-compounds
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Marco Müller, Michael Englert, Martyn J Earle, Walter Vetter
Solvent systems are not readily available for the separation of very nonpolar compounds by countercurrent chromatography (CCC). In this study we therefore evaluated the suitability of room temperature ionic liquids (IL) in organic solvents for the CCC separation of the extremely nonpolar lipid compounds tripalmitin (PPP) and cholesteryl stearate (CS). The four IL tested were [C10mim][OTf], [C2mim][NTf2], [P66614][NTf2], and [P66614][Cl]. Search for a CCC-suited solvent system started with solubility studies with fourteen organic solvents...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176939/factors-associated-with-plasma-il-33-levels-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Sei Won Kim, Chin Kook Rhee, Ki Uk Kim, Sang Haak Lee, Hun Gyu Hwang, Yu Il Kim, Deog Kyeom Kim, Sang Do Lee, Yeon-Mok Oh, Hyoung Kyu Yoon
BACKGROUND: Interleukin (IL)-33 promotes T helper (Th)2 immunity and systemic inflammation. The role of IL-33 in asthma has been widely investigated. IL-33 has also been suggested to play an important role in the pathogenesis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This study investigated the clinical significance and usefulness of plasma IL-33 level in patients with COPD. METHODS: A total of 307 patients with stable COPD from 15 centers, who were in the Korean Obstructive Lung Disease cohort, were enrolled in this study...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28172971/p498-emerging-role-of-the-il-33-st2-axis-in-predicting-mucosal-response-to-anti-tnf-therapy-in-ulcerative-colitis
#17
L R Lopetuso, V Petito, C Graziani, D Scannone, F Scaldaferri, T T Pizarro, A Gasbarrini
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28172456/op027-il-33-st2-axis-sustains-gut-mucosal-wound-healing-and-cancerogenesis-in-colitis-associated-colorectal-cancer
#18
L R Lopetuso, C De Salvo, L Di Martino, W Goodman, F Scaldaferri, A Gasbarrini, T T Pizarro
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169853/interleukin-4-590c-t-rs2243250-polymorphism-is-associated-with-increased-risk-of-atopic-dermatitis-a-meta-analysis-of-case-control-studies
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Jingyao Liang, Yumei Liu, Rujun Xue, Lijie Chen, Huiheng Chen, Lei Shao, Jianqin Wang, Xibao Zhang
BACKGROUND: Interleukin 4 (IL-4) -590C/T polymorphism has been reported to influence atopic dermatitis (AD) susceptibility, but the results are controversial. OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to investigate the association between IL-4 -590C/T polymorphism and AD susceptibility. METHODS: The PubMed, Embase, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure databases were searched. Odds ratios (ORs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were performed to estimate the strength of the association...
February 6, 2017: Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169287/il-10-producing-st2-expressing-foxp3-t-cells-in-multiple-sclerosis-brain-lesions
#20
Stephanie Elizabeth Johanna Zandee, Richard Anthony O'Connor, Iris Mair, Melanie Dawn Leech, Anna Williams, Stephen Mark Anderton
CD4(+)Foxp3(+) T regulatory (Treg) cells provide a key defence against inflammatory disease, but also have an ability to produce pro-inflammatory cytokines. The evidence for these two possibilities in multiple sclerosis (MS) is controversial. However, this has largely been based on studies of circulating Treg cells derived from peripheral blood, rather than the central nervous system. We show that Foxp3(+) cells in the brains of MS patients predominantly produce interleukin-10 (IL-10) and show high expression of the IL-33 receptor ST2 (associated with potent Treg function), indicating that Treg in the inflamed brain maintain their suppressive function...
February 7, 2017: Immunology and Cell Biology
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