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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777228/effects-of-clomiphene-citrate-on-male-obesity-associated-hypogonadism-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study
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Andressa Heimbecher Soares, Nidia Celeste Horie, Lucas Augusto Piccinin Chiang, Bruno Caramelli, Mariana Gomes Matheus, Alexandre Holthausen Campos, Luciana Cavalheiro Marti, Fernanda Agostini Rocha, Marcio C Mancini, Elaine Maria Frade Costa, Cintia Cercato
BACKGROUND: Obesity causes secondary hypogonadism (HG) in men. Standard testosterone (T) replacement therapy improves metabolic parameters but leads to infertility. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate clomiphene citrate (CC) treatment of adult men with male obesity-associated secondary hypogonadism (MOSH). DESIGN: Single-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. PARTICIPANTS: Seventy-eight men aged 36.5 ± 7...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777151/integrated-proteomics-genomics-metabolomics-approaches-reveal-oxalic-acid-as-pathogenicity-factor-in-tilletia-indica-inciting-karnal-bunt-disease-of-wheat
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Vishakha Pandey, Manoj Singh, Dinesh Pandey, Anil Kumar
Tilletia indica incites Karnal bunt (KB) disease in wheat. To date, no KB resistant wheat cultivar could be developed due to non-availability of potential biomarkers related to pathogenicity/virulence for screening of resistant wheat genotypes. The present study was carried out to compare the proteomes of T. indica highly (TiK) and low (TiP) virulent isolates. Twenty one protein spots consistently observed as up-regulated/differential in the TiK proteome were selected for identification by MALDI-TOF/TOF. Identified sequences showed homology with fungal proteins playing essential role in plant infection and pathogen survival, including stress response, adhesion, fungal penetration, invasion, colonization, degradation of host cell wall, signal transduction pathway...
May 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776993/tumor-immune-evasion-arises-through-loss-of-tnf-sensitivity
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Conor J Kearney, Stephin J Vervoort, Simon J Hogg, Kelly M Ramsbottom, Andrew J Freeman, Najoua Lalaoui, Lizzy Pijpers, Jessica Michie, Kristin K Brown, Deborah A Knight, Vivien Sutton, Paul A Beavis, Ilia Voskoboinik, Phil K Darcy, John Silke, Joseph A Trapani, Ricky W Johnstone, Jane Oliaro
Immunotherapy has revolutionized outcomes for cancer patients, but the mechanisms of resistance remain poorly defined. We used a series of whole-genome clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat (CRISPR)-based screens performed in vitro and in vivo to identify mechanisms of tumor immune evasion from cytotoxic lymphocytes [CD8+ T cells and natural killer (NK) cells]. Deletion of key genes within the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) signaling, interferon-γ (IFN-γ) signaling, and antigen presentation pathways provided protection of tumor cells from CD8+ T cell-mediated killing and blunted antitumor immune responses in vivo...
May 18, 2018: Science Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776597/the-role-of-fdg-pet-in-detecting-rejection-after-liver-transplantation
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Ashley M Watson, Neal Bhutiani, Prejesh Philips, Eric G Davis, Mary Eng, Robert M Cannon, Christopher M Jones
BACKGROUND: The activation and increased metabolic activity of T cells in acute cellular rejection could allow fluoro-2-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography to be utilized for detection of acute cellular rejection. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of fluoro-2-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography in detecting acute cellular rejection in the clinical setting. METHODS: Fluoro-2-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography studies were performed on 88 orthotopic liver transplant patients at 7 and 17 days postoperatively (first positron emission tomography and second positron emission tomography, respectively)...
May 15, 2018: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776373/metabolic-therapy-with-peg-arginase-induces-a-sustained-complete-remission-in-immunotherapy-resistant-melanoma
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Carmela De Santo, Paul Cheng, Andrew Beggs, Sharon Egan, Alberto Bessudo, Francis Mussai
BACKGROUND: Metastatic melanoma is an aggressive skin cancer with a poor prognosis. Current treatment strategies for high-stage melanoma are based around the use of immunotherapy with immune checkpoint inhibitors such as anti-PDL1 or anti-CTLA4 antibodies to stimulate anti-cancer T cell responses, yet a number of patients will relapse and die of disease. Here, we report the first sustained complete remission in a patient with metastatic melanoma who failed two immunotherapy strategies, by targeting tumour arginine metabolism...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773345/t-cells-and-their-immunometabolism-a-novel-way-to-understanding-sepsis-immunopathogenesis-and-future-therapeutics
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V Kumar
Sepsis has always been considered as a big challenge for pharmaceutical companies in terms of discovering and designing new therapeutics. The pathogenesis of sepsis involves aberrant activation of innate immune cells (i.e. macrophages, neutrophils etc.) at early stages. However, a stage of immunosuppression is also observed during sepsis even in the patients who have recovered from it. This stage of immunosuppression is observed due to the loss of conventional (i.e. CD4+ , CD8+ ) T cells, Th17 cells and an upregulation of regulatory T cells (Tregs)...
May 5, 2018: European Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772025/shape-shifting-trypanosomes-flagellar-shortening-followed-by-asymmetric-division-in-trypanosoma-congolense-from-the-tsetse-proventriculus
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Lori Peacock, Christopher Kay, Mick Bailey, Wendy Gibson
Trypanosomatids such as Leishmania and Trypanosoma are digenetic, single-celled, parasitic flagellates that undergo complex life cycles involving morphological and metabolic changes to fit them for survival in different environments within their mammalian and insect hosts. According to current consensus, asymmetric division enables trypanosomatids to achieve the major morphological rearrangements associated with transition between developmental stages. Contrary to this view, here we show that the African trypanosome Trypanosoma congolense, an important livestock pathogen, undergoes extensive cell remodelling, involving shortening of the cell body and flagellum, during its transition from free-swimming proventricular forms to attached epimastigotes in vitro...
May 2018: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771999/growth-medium-dependent-antimicrobial-activity-of-early-stage-mep-pathway-inhibitors
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Sara Sanders, David Bartee, Mackenzie J Harrison, Paul D Phillips, Andrew T Koppisch, Caren L Freel Meyers
The in vivo microenvironment of bacterial pathogens is often characterized by nutrient limitation. Consequently, conventional rich in vitro culture conditions used widely to evaluate antibacterial agents are often poorly predictive of in vivo activity, especially for agents targeting metabolic pathways. In one such pathway, the methylerythritol phosphate (MEP) pathway, which is essential for production of isoprenoids in bacterial pathogens, relatively little is known about the influence of growth environment on antibacterial properties of inhibitors targeting enzymes in this pathway...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771938/ability-of-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cells-to-modulate-the-foxp3-t-cell-response-is-dependent-on-adenosine
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Dongchun Liang, Jeong-Im Woo, Hui Shao, Willi K Born, Rebecca L O'Brien, Henry J Kaplan, Deming Sun
Whether γδ T cells inhibit or enhance the Foxp3 T cell response depends upon their activation status. The critical enhancing effector in the supernatant is adenosine. Activated γδ T cells express adenosine receptors at high levels, which enables them to deprive Foxp3+ T cells of adenosine, and to inhibit their expansion. Meanwhile, cell-free supernatants of γδ T cell cultures enhance Foxp3 T cell expansion. Thus, inhibition and enhancement by γδ T cells of Foxp3 T cell response are a reflection of the balance between adenosine production and absorption by γδ T cells...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771602/irisin-promotes-proliferation-but-inhibits-differentiation-in-osteoclast-precursor-cells
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Yaxian Ma, Xiaoyong Qiao, Rujun Zeng, Ran Cheng, Jun Zhang, Yunyao Luo, Ying Nie, Ying Hu, Zhilan Yang, Jing Zhang, Lin Liu, Wenming Xu, Charles C Xu, Liangzhi Xu
The receptor activator of NF-κB ligand-induced osteoclast differentiation has a critical role in the process of bone metabolism. Overactivation of osteoclastogenesis may result in a series of diseases. Irisin, a novel myokine, which was first reported in 2012, has been proposed to mediate the beneficial metabolic effects of exercise. Studies have demonstrated that irisin targets osteoblasts by promoting osteoblast proliferation and differentiation; however, the underlying mechanism regarding the effect of irisin on osteoclasts remains elusive...
May 17, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769317/lysophospholipids-induce-innate-immune-transdifferentiation-of-endothelial-cells-resulting-in-prolonged-endothelial-activation
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Xinyuan Li, Luqiao Wang, Pu Fang, Yu Sun, Xiaohua Jiang, Hong Wang, Xiao-Feng Yang
Innate immune cells express danger-associated molecular pattern (DAMP) receptors, T-cell co-stimulation/co-inhibition receptors, and the major histocompatibility complex II (MHC-II). We have recently proposed that endothelial cells can serve as innate immune cells, but the molecular mechanisms involved still await discovery. Here, we investigated whether human aortic endothelial cells (HAECs) could be transdifferentiated into innate immune cells by exposing them to hyperlipidemia-upregulated DAMP molecules, i...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768193/gsk3%C3%AE-regulates-brain-energy-metabolism
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Stephen A Martin, Dylan C Souder, Karl N Miller, Josef P Clark, Abdul Kader Sagar, Kevin W Eliceiri, Luigi Puglielli, T Mark Beasley, Rozalyn M Anderson
GSK3β is a serine threonine kinase implicated in the progression of Alzheimer's disease. Although the role of GSK3β in growth and pathology has been extensively studied, little is known about the metabolic consequences of GSK3β manipulation, particularly in the brain. Here, we show that GSK3β regulates mitochondrial energy metabolism in human H4 neuroglioma cells and rat PC12-derived neuronal cells and that inhibition of GSK3β in mice in vivo alters metabolism in the hippocampus in a region-specific manner...
May 15, 2018: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768180/dietary-fiber-confers-protection-against-flu-by-shaping-ly6c-patrolling-monocyte-hematopoiesis-and-cd8-t-cell-metabolism
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Aurélien Trompette, Eva S Gollwitzer, Céline Pattaroni, Isabel C Lopez-Mejia, Erika Riva, Julie Pernot, Niki Ubags, Lluis Fajas, Laurent P Nicod, Benjamin J Marsland
Dietary fiber protects against chronic inflammatory diseases by dampening immune responses through short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs). Here we examined the effect of dietary fiber in viral infection, where the anti-inflammatory properties of SCFAs in principle could prevent protective immunity. Instead, we found that fermentable dietary fiber increased survival of influenza-infected mice through two complementary mechanisms. High-fiber diet (HFD)-fed mice exhibited altered bone marrow hematopoiesis, characterized by enhanced generation of Ly6c- patrolling monocytes, which led to increased numbers of alternatively activated macrophages with a limited capacity to produce the chemokine CXCL1 in the airways...
May 15, 2018: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768080/effects-of-quercetin-on-the-pharmacokinetics-of-losartan-and-its-metabolite-exp3174-in-rats
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Qingling Zhao, Jinlan Wei, Hongying Zhang
1. This study investigates the influence of quercetin on the pharmacokinetics of losartan and its metabolite EXP3174 in rats. 2. The pharmacokinetic profiles of losartan and EXP3174 of orally administered losartan (10 mg/kg) with or without pretreatment with quercetin (20 mg/kg/day for 7 days) were investigated. Additionally, Caco-2 cell transwell model and rat liver microsome incubation experiments were also conducted to investigate its potential mechanism. 3. The results showed that when the rats were pretreated with quercetin, the Cmax (2...
May 16, 2018: Xenobiotica; the Fate of Foreign Compounds in Biological Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767973/discovery-of-orally-bioavailable-quinoline-based-aldehyde-dehydrogenase-1a1-aldh1a1-inhibitors-with-potent-cellular-activity
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Shyh-Ming Yang, Natalia J Martinez, Adam Yasgar, Carina Danchik, Catrine Johansson, Yuhong Wang, Bolormaa Baljinnyam, Amy Q Wang, Xin Xu, Pranav Shah, Dorian Cheff, Xinran S Wang, Jacob Roth, Madhu Lal-Nag, James Edward Dunford, Udo C T Oppermann, Vasilis Vasiliou, Anton Simeonov, Ajit Jadhav, David J Maloney
Aldehyde dehydrogenases (ALDHs) are responsible for the metabolism of aldehydes (exogenous and endogenous) and possess vital physiological and toxicological functions in areas such as CNS, inflammation, metabolic disorders, and cancers. Overexpression of certain ALDHs (e.g. ALDH1A1) are important biomarkers in cancers and cancer stem cells (CSCs) indicating the potential need for the identification and development of small molecule ALDH inhibitors. Herein, a newly designed series of quinoline-based analogs of ALDH1A1 inhibitors is described...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766368/systemic-contact-dermatitis
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REVIEW
Marcella Aquino, Greg Rosner
Systemic contact dermatitis (SCD) traditionally refers to a skin condition where an individual who is cutaneously sensitized to an allergen will subsequently react to that same allergen or a cross reacting allergen via a different route. It occurs to allergens including metals, medications, and foods. The exact pathophysiology underlying this disease remains unknown, although it appears to be mediated by type 4 hypersensitivity reactions and possibly type 3 hypersensitivity reactions. The p-I concept (pharmacologic interaction with immunoreceptors) hypothesized that drugs are able to bind directly to a T cell receptor without first being presented by MHC (major histocompatibility complex) molecules and without prior metabolism, which would help explain why SCD can be seen on first exposure to medications...
May 15, 2018: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765984/jazf1-inhibits-adipose-tissue-macrophages-and-adipose-tissue-inflammation-in-diet-induced-diabetic-mice
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Fanping Meng, Yao Lin, Min Yang, Minyan Li, Gangyi Yang, Po Hao, Ling Li
Background: Juxtaposed with another zinc finger gene 1 (JAZF1) affects gluconeogenesis, insulin sensitivity, lipid metabolism, and inflammation, but its exact role in chronic inflammation remains unclear. This study aimed to examine JAZF1 overexpression in vivo on adipose tissue macrophages (ATMs). Methods: Mouse models of high-fat diet- (HFD-) induced insulin resistance were induced using C57BL/6J and JAZF1-overexpressing (JAZF1-OX) mice. The mice were randomized (8-10/group) to C57BL/6J mice fed regular diet (RD) (NC group), C57BL/6J mice fed HFD (HF group), JAZF1-OX mice fed RD (NJ group), and JAZF1-OX mice fed HFD (HJ group)...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765975/relationship-of-snp-rs2645429-in-farnesyl-diphosphate-farnesyltransferase-1-gene-promoter-with-susceptibility-to-lung-cancer
#18
Mehdi Dehghani, Zahra Samani, Hassan Abidi, Leila Manzouri, Reza Mahmoudi, Saeed Hosseini Teshnizi, Mohsen Nikseresht
Background and Purpose: The mevalonate pathway is one of the major metabolic pathways that use acetyl-CoA to produce sterols and isoprenoids. These compounds can be effective in the growth and development of tumors. One of the enzymes involved in the mevalonate pathway is FDFT1. Different variants of this gene are involved in the risk of suffering various diseases. The present study examined the relationship between FDFT1 rs2645429 polymorphism and the risk of nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in a population from southern Iran...
2018: International Journal of Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765355/tuberculosis-the-disrupted-immune-endocrine-response-and-the-potential-thymic-repercussion-as-a-contributing-factor-to-disease-physiopathology
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REVIEW
Luciano D'Attilio, Natalia Santucci, Bettina Bongiovanni, María L Bay, Oscar Bottasso
Upon the pathogen encounter, the host seeks to ensure an adequate inflammatory reaction to combat infection but at the same time tries to prevent collateral damage, through several regulatory mechanisms, like an endocrine response involving the production of adrenal steroid hormones. Our studies show that active tuberculosis (TB) patients present an immune-endocrine imbalance characterized by an impaired cellular immunity together with increased plasma levels of cortisol, pro-inflammatory cytokines, and decreased amounts of dehydroepiandrosterone...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763624/the-gsk3-signaling-axis-regulates-adaptive-glutamine-metabolism-in-lung-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Milica Momcilovic, Sean T Bailey, Jason T Lee, Michael C Fishbein, Daniel Braas, James Go, Thomas G Graeber, Francesco Parlati, Susan Demo, Rui Li, Tonya C Walser, Michael Gricowski, Robert Shuman, Julio Ibarra, Deborah Fridman, Michael E Phelps, Karam Badran, Maie St John, Nicholas M Bernthal, Noah Federman, Jane Yanagawa, Steven M Dubinett, Saman Sadeghi, Heather R Christofk, David B Shackelford
Altered metabolism is a hallmark of cancer growth, forming the conceptual basis for development of metabolic therapies as cancer treatments. We performed in vivo metabolic profiling and molecular analysis of lung squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) to identify metabolic nodes for therapeutic targeting. Lung SCCs adapt to chronic mTOR inhibition and suppression of glycolysis through the GSK3α/β signaling pathway, which upregulates glutaminolysis. Phospho-GSK3α/β protein levels are predictive of response to single-therapy mTOR inhibition while combinatorial treatment with the glutaminase inhibitor CB-839 effectively overcomes therapy resistance...
May 14, 2018: Cancer Cell
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