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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077740/the-jarisch-herxheimer-reaction-after-antibiotic-treatment-of-spirochetal-infections-a-review-of-recent-cases-and-our-understanding-of-pathogenesis
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Thomas Butler
Within 24 hours after antibiotic treatment of the spirochetal infections syphilis, Lyme disease, leptospirosis, and relapsing fever (RF), patients experience shaking chills, a rise in temperature, and intensification of skin rashes known as the Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction (JHR) with symptoms resolving a few hours later. Case reports indicate that the JHR can also include uterine contractions in pregnancy, worsening liver and renal function, acute respiratory distress syndrome, myocardial injury, hypotension, meningitis, alterations in consciousness, seizures, and strokes...
January 11, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077302/neutrophil-adhesion-and-crawling-dynamics-on-liver-sinusoidal-endothelial-cells-under-shear-flow
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Hao Yang, Ning Li, Yu Du, Chunfang Tong, Shouqin Lü, Jinrong Hu, Yan Zhang, Mian Long
Neutrophil (polymorphonuclear leukocyte, PMN) recruitment in the liver sinusoid takes place in almost all liver diseases and contributes to pathogen clearance or tissue damage. While PMN rolling unlikely appears in liver sinusoids and Mac-1 or CD44 is assumed to play respective roles during in vivo local or systematic inflammatory stimulation, the regulating mechanisms of PMN adhesion and crawling dynamics are still unclear from those in vivo studies. Here we developed a two-dimensional in vitro sinusoidal model with primary liver sinusoidal endothelial cells (LSECs) and Kupffer cells (KCs) to investigate TNF-α-induced PMN recruitment under shear flow...
January 8, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076241/phenotypic-and-functional-characteristics-of-hla-dr-neutrophils-in-brazilians-with-cutaneous-leishmaniasis
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Richard E Davis, Smriti Sharma, Jacilara Conceição, Pedro Carneiro, Fernanda Novais, Phillip Scott, Shyam Sundar, Olivia Bacellar, Edgar M Carvalho, Mary E Wilson
The protozoan Leishmania braziliensis causes cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) in endemic regions. In murine models, neutrophils (PMNs) are recruited to the site of infection soon after parasite inoculation. However, the roles of neutrophils during chronic infection and in human disease remain undefined. We hypothesized that neutrophils help maintain a systemic inflammatory state in subjects with CL. Lesion biopsies from all patients with CL tested contained neutrophils expressing HLA-DR, a molecule thought to be restricted to professional antigen-presenting cells...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067837/kaempferol-and-chrysin-synergies-to-improve-septic-mice-survival
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Omar A Harasstani, Chau Ling Tham, Daud A Israf
Previously, we reported the role of synergy between two flavonoids-namely, chrysin and kaempferol-in inhibiting the secretion of a few major proinflammatory mediators such as tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), prostaglandin E₂ (PGE₂), and nitric oxide (NO) from lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced RAW 264.7 cells. The present study aims to evaluate the effects of this combination on a murine model of polymicrobial sepsis induced by cecal ligation and puncture (CLP). Severe sepsis was induced in male ICR mice (n = 7) via the CLP procedure...
January 6, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067807/air-coupled-low-frequency-ultrasonic-transducers-and-arrays-with-pmn-32-pt-piezoelectric-crystals
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Rymantas J Kazys, Reimondas Sliteris, Justina Sestoke
Air-coupled ultrasonic techniques are being increasingly used for material characterization, non-destructive evaluation of composite materials using guided waves as well as for distance measurements. Application of those techniques is mainly limited by the big losses of ultrasonic signals due to attenuation and mismatch of the acoustic impedances of ultrasonic transducers and air. One of the ways to solve this problem is by application of novel more efficient piezoelectric materials like lead magnesium niobate-lead titanate (PMN-PT) type crystals...
January 6, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067125/value-of-non-identified-anca-non-pr3-non-mpo-in-the-diagnosis-of-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-wegener-s-granulomatosis
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Mélanie Givaudan, Frédéric Vandergheynst, Patrick Stordeur, Annick Ocmant, Christian Melot, Valérie Gangji, Muhammad S Soyfoo
OBJECTIVE: Determine the frequency of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) associated with non-identified ANCA (non-MPO, non-PR3 ANCA) and secondarily compare their clinic with GPA associated with MPO-positive or PR3-positive ANCA. METHODS: In a monocentric retrospective observational study, clinical data of 398 patients with non-identified ANCA (titer of ANCA at least 1/80 by immunofluorescence on ethanol fixed PMN) was gathered over a period of 6 years. GPA patients from this population were compared with GPA patients with identified ANCA on the basis of clinical, biological, immunological and histological features...
January 9, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065981/magnetic-microscopy-and-simulation-of-strain-mediated-control-of-magnetization-in-ni-pmn-pt-nanostructures
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Ian Gilbert, Andres C Chavez, Daniel T Pierce, John Unguris, Wei-Yang Sun, Cheng-Yen Liang, Gregory P Carman
Strain-mediated thin film multiferroics comprising piezoelectric/ferromagnetic heterostructures enable the electrical manipulation of magnetization with much greater efficiency than other methods; however, the investigation of nanostructures fabricated from these materials is limited. Here we characterize ferromagnetic Ni nanostructures grown on a ferroelectric PMN-PT substrate using scanning electron microscopy with polarization analysis (SEMPA) and micromagnetic simulations. The magnetization of the Ni nanostructures can be controlled with a combination of sample geometry and applied electric field, which strains the ferroelectric substrate and changes the magnetization via magnetoelastic coupling...
October 2016: Applied Physics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065581/nitric-oxide-synthase-inhibitor-aminoguanidine-reduces-intracerebroventricular-colchicine-induced-neurodegeneration-memory-impairments-and-changes-of-systemic-immune-responses-in-rats
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Susmita Sil, Tusharkanti Ghosh, Rupsa Ghosh, Pritha Gupta
Intracerebroventricular (i.c.v.) injection of colchicine induces neurodegeneration, memory impairments and changes of some systemic immune responses in rats. Though the role of cox 2 in these colchicine induced changes have been evaluated, the influence of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) remains to be studied. The present study was designed to assess the role of NOS on the i.c.v. colchicine induced neurodegeneration, memory impairments and changes of some systemic immune responses by inhibiting its activity with aminoguanidine...
December 13, 2016: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063238/aspergillus-awamori-fermented-mung-bean-seed-coats-enhance-the-antioxidant-and-immune-responses-of-weaned-pigs
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D N Lee, Y S Hung, T S Yang, J H Lin, C F Weng
The potential benefits of Aspergillus-fermented mung bean seed coats (FMSC) for weaned pigs remain unexplored. Both in vitro and in vivo experiments were employed to evaluate the potential of FMSC supplement on the growth, antioxidant and immune responses of weaned pigs. The total polyphenols and DPPH scavenging capability of ethanol extract of FMSC exhibited a greater (p < 0.01) increase than those of pre-fermentation. With the addition of the polyphenol of FMSC extract, an increase in phagocytosis by neutrophils and proliferation of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) were found...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045905/human-leukocytes-kill-brugia-malayi-microfilariae-independently-of-dna-based-extracellular-trap-release
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Ciaran J McCoy, Barbara J Reaves, Steeve Giguère, Ruby Coates, Balázs Rada, Adrian J Wolstenholme
BACKGROUND: Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi and Brugia timori infect over 100 million people worldwide and are the causative agents of lymphatic filariasis. Some parasite carriers are amicrofilaremic whilst others facilitate mosquito-based disease transmission through blood-circulating microfilariae (Mf). Recent findings, obtained largely from animal model systems, suggest that polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNs) contribute to parasitic nematode-directed type 2 immune responses. When exposed to certain pathogens PMNs release extracellular traps (NETs) in the form of chromatin loaded with various antimicrobial molecules and proteases...
January 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034822/induced-oxidative-stress-management-in-wounds-through-phenolic-acids-engineered-fibrous-protein-an-in-vitro-assessment-using-polymorphonuclear-pmn-cells
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T Thiruselvi, S Thirupathi Kumara Raja, S K Shanuja, S Iswarya, A Gnanamani
The present study explores the preparation, characterization and the role of phenolic acid tethered fibrous protein in the management of induced oxidative stress studied under in vitro conditions. In brief, the biomaterial is prepared by engineering the fibrous protein with dihydroxy and trihydroxy phenolic acid moieties and subjected to characterization to ensure the tethering. The resultant biomaterial studied for its efficacy as a free radical scavenger using polymorphonuclear (PMN) cells with induced oxidative stress and also as an agent for cell migration using fibroblasts cells...
December 26, 2016: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000095/exosomes-from-ipscs-delivering-sirna-attenuate-intracellular-adhesion-molecule-1-expression-and-neutrophils-adhesion-in-pulmonary-microvascular-endothelial-cells
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Zhihai Ju, Jinhui Ma, Chen Wang, Jie Yu, Yeru Qiao, Feilong Hei
The pro-inflammatory activation of pulmonary microvascular endothelial cells resulting in continuous expression of cellular adhesion molecules, and subsequently recruiting primed neutrophils to form a firm neutrophils-endothelium (PMN-EC) adhesion, has been examined and found to play a vital role in acute lung injury (ALI). RNA interference (RNAi) is a cellular process through harnessing a natural pathway silencing target gene based on recognition and subsequent degradation of specific mRNA sequences. It opens a promising approach for precision medicine...
December 21, 2016: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993141/colonization-of-xenograft-tumors-by-oncolytic-vaccinia-virus-vacv-results-in-enhanced-tumor-killing-due-to-the-involvement-of-myeloid-cells
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Mehmet Okyay Kilinc, Klaas Ehrig, Maysam Pessian, Boris R Minev, Aladar A Szalay
BACKGROUND: The mechanisms by which vaccinia virus (VACV) interacts with the innate immune components are complex and involve different mechanisms. iNOS-mediated NO production by myeloid cells is one of the central antiviral mechanisms and this study aims to investigate specifically whether iNOS-mediated NO production by myeloid cells, is involved in tumor eradication following the virus treatment. METHODS: Human colon adenocarcinoma (HCT-116) xenograft tumors were infected by VACV...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976736/aptamer-peg-modified-fe3o4-mn-as-a-novel-t1-and-t2-dual-model-mri-contrast-agent-targeting-hypoxia-induced-cancer-stem-cells
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Haitao Zhu, Lirong Zhang, Yanfang Liu, Yuepeng Zhou, Kang Wang, Xiaodong Xie, Lian Song, Dongqing Wang, Chunlei Han, Qiuyun Chen
Hypoxia-induced cancer stem cells have been known to be involved in tumour metastasis, resistance to chemo/radio therapy and tumour recurrence. Magnetic Resonance Imaging is a widely used imaging tool for cancers in clinics and research. To develop T1-positive and T2-negative dual mode MRI agents for more comprehensive and accurate diagnostic information under hypoxic conditions, a hypoxia-inducible factor-1α based aptamer and Mn(II)-modified nanoparticles D-Fe3O4@PMn were synthesized and characterized. In vitro and in vivo studies show that D-Fe3O4@PMn NPs are biocompatible and less cytotoxic and can produce significant contrast enhancement in T1- and T2-weighted MR imaging...
December 15, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975098/endotoxaemia-augmented-murine-venous-thrombosis-is-dependent-on-tlr-4-and-icam-1-and-potentiated-by-neutropenia
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Andrea T Obi, Elizabeth Andraska, Yogendra Kanthi, Chase W Kessinger, Megan Elfline, Cathy Luke, Teruna J Siahaan, Farouc A Jaffer, Thomas W Wakefield, Peter K Henke
Venous thromboembolism is a major cause of death during and immediately post-sepsis. Venous thrombosis (VT) is mediated by cell adhesion molecules and leukocytes, including neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs). Sepsis, or experimentally, endotoxaemia, shares similar characteristics and is modulated via toll like receptor 4 (TLR4). This study was undertaken to determine if endotoxaemia potentiates early stasis thrombogenesis, and secondarily to determine the role of VT TLR4, ICAM-1 and neutrophils (PMNs). Wild-type (WT), ICAM-1(-/-) and TLR4(-/-) mice underwent treatment with saline or LPS (10 mg/kg i...
December 15, 2016: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974831/human-dental-stem-cells-suppress-pmn-activity-after-infection-with-the-periodontopathogens-prevotella-intermedia-and-tannerella-forsythia
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Cathleen Hieke, Katja Kriebel, Robby Engelmann, Brigitte Müller-Hilke, Hermann Lang, Bernd Kreikemeyer
Periodontitis is characterized by inflammation associated with the colonization of different oral pathogens. We here aimed to investigate how bacteria and host cells shape their environment in order to limit inflammation and tissue damage in the presence of the pathogen. Human dental follicle stem cells (hDFSCs) were co-cultured with gram-negative P. intermedia and T. forsythia and were quantified for adherence and internalization as well as migration and interleukin secretion. To delineate hDFSC-specific effects, gingival epithelial cells (Ca9-22) were used as controls...
December 15, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966806/efficiency-of-uterine-fluid-cytology-in-the-diagnosis-of-subclinical-endometritis-in-the-water-buffalo-bubalus-bubalis
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S C Gahlot, S Kumar, A Kumaresan, S Chand, R K Baithalu, S Lathika, T K Patbandha, S S Lathwal, T K Mohanty
This study compared endometrial cytology vis-a-vis uterine fluid cytology for assessment of uterine health in clinically normal and subclinical endometritis (SE)-affected buffaloes. Uterine fluid samples and endometrial samples were collected from the buffaloes (n = 38) at oestrus using blue sheath and cytobrush, respectively. The smears were stained with Field stain for 3 minutes, and a minimum of 400 cells were counted in each smear for determination of the percentage of polymorphonuclear (PMN) leucocyte...
December 14, 2016: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940225/migration-and-interaction-tracking-for-quantitative-analysis-of-phagocyte-pathogen-confrontation-assays
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Susanne Brandes, Stefanie Dietrich, Kerstin Hünniger, Oliver Kurzai, Marc Thilo Figge
Invasive fungal infections are emerging as a significant health risk for humans. The innate immune system is the first line of defense against invading micro-organisms and involves the recruitment of phagocytes, which engulf and kill pathogens, to the site of infection. To gain a quantitative understanding of the interplay between phagocytes and fungal pathogens, live-cell imaging is a modern approach to monitor the dynamic process of phagocytosis in time and space. However, this requires the processing of large amounts of video data that is tedious to be performed manually...
November 25, 2016: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934153/self-powered-ultrabroadband-photodetector-monolithically-integrated-on-a-pmn-pt-ferroelectric-single-crystal
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Huajing Fang, Chao Xu, Jie Ding, Qiang Li, Jia-Lin Sun, Ji-Yan Dai, Tian-Ling Ren, Qingfeng Yan
Photodetectors capable of detecting two or more bands simultaneously with a single system have attracted extensive attentions because of their critical applications in image sensing, communication, and so on. Here, we demonstrate a self-powered ultrabroadband photodetector monolithically integrated on a 0.72Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3-0.28PbTiO3 (PMN-28PT) single crystal. By combining the optothermal and pyroelectric effect, the multifunctional PMN-28PT single crystal can response to a wide wavelength range from UV to terahertz (THz)...
December 7, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903742/p2y6-receptor-antagonist-mrs2578-inhibits-neutrophil-activation-and-aggregated-neutrophil-extracellular-trap-formation-induced-by-gout-associated-monosodium-urate-crystals
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Payel Sil, Craig P Hayes, Barbara J Reaves, Patrick Breen, Shannon Quinn, Jeremy Sokolove, Balázs Rada
Human neutrophils (polymorphonuclear leukocytes [PMNs]) generate inflammatory responses within the joints of gout patients upon encountering monosodium urate (MSU) crystals. Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) are found abundantly in the synovial fluid of gout patients. The detailed mechanism of MSU crystal-induced NET formation remains unknown. Our goal was to shed light on possible roles of purinergic signaling and neutrophil migration in mediating NET formation induced by MSU crystals. Interaction of human neutrophils with MSU crystals was evaluated by high-throughput live imaging using confocal microscopy...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
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