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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092911/behaviour-of-cd11b-positive-cells-in-an-animal-model-of-laser-induced-choroidal-neovascularisation
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Lu Li, Peter Heiduschka, Anne F Alex, Daniel Niekämper, Nicole Eter
BACKGROUND/AIM: Immune cells, e.g. microglial cells of the retina, appear to be involved in pathological processes in neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to immunohistochemically check the expression of various factors and cytokines by CD11b-positive (CD11b+) immune cells in an animal model of choroidal neovascularisation (CNV). METHODS: We used the animal model of laser-induced CNV in mice. Eyes were isolated at 1, 4, 7, and 14 days after laser treatment...
January 17, 2017: Ophthalmologica. Journal International D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092865/investigations-on-the-immunosuppressive-activity-of-derivatives-of-mycophenolic-acid-in-immature-dendritic-cells
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Dorota Iwaszkiewicz-Grzes, Grzegorz Cholewinski, Agata Kot-Wasik, Piotr Trzonkowski, Krystyna Dzierzbicka
The main activity of mycophenolic acid 1 (MPA) and its analogs is the inhibition of proliferation of T cells. Here, we hypothesized that MPA and its conjugates inhibits also the activity of antigen-presenting cells (APC) including dendritic cells (DCs). We tested the effect of novel amino acid derivatives of MPA and conjugates of MPA with acridines/acridones on DCs by flow cytometry, ELISA and MLR assay. Both acridines/acridone derivatives could inhibit the maturation of DC, as shown by the decreased expression of B7 family receptors...
January 13, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092793/high-dilutions-of-antimony-modulate-cytokines-production-and-macrophage-leishmania-l-amazonensis-interaction-in-vitro
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Fabiana Rodrigues de Santana, Luciane C Dalboni, Kátia F Nascimento, Fabiana Toshie Konno, Anuska M Alvares-Saraiva, Michelle S F Correia, Maristela Dutra Correa Bomfim, Renato C V Casarin, Elizabeth C Perez, Maria Anete Lallo, Giovani B Peres, Márcia Dalastra Laurenti, Nilson R Benites, Dorly F Buchi, Leoni Villano Bonamin
BACKGROUND: In previous results mice treated with high dilutions of antimony presented reduction of monocyte migration to the site of infection with increase in B lymphocytes population in the local lymph node. AIMS: To know the mechanisms involved, a series of in vitro studies was done, using co-cultures of macrophages (RAW 264.7) and Leishmania (L.) amazonensis treated with different dilutions of antimony (Antimonium crudum or AC), in different times. METHODOLOGY: Spreading, phagocytosis, the oxidative activity of macrophages, the viability of free promastigotes and the cytokines/chemokines concentration in the supernatant were evaluated...
January 13, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092704/x-ray-reflectivity-study-of-interaction-of-an-imidazolium-based-ionic-liquid-with-soft-supported-lipid-membrane
#4
Gourav Bhattacharya, Rajendra P Giri, Himani Saxena, Ved Varun Agrawal, Ashish Gupta, Mrinmay Kumar Mukhopadhyay, Sajal Kumar Ghosh
Ionic liquids (ILs) are important for their antimicrobial activity and are found to be toxic to some of the micro-organisms. To shed light on the mechanism of their activities, the interaction of an imidazolium-based IL 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrfluroborate ([BMIM][BF4]) with E-coli bacteria and cell membrane mimicking lipid mono- and bi-layers have been studied. The survival of the bacteria and corresponding growth inhibition are observed to be a function of concentration of the IL. The IL alters the pressure area isotherm of the monolayer formed at air-water interface by the lipid 1,2-dipalmitoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DPPC)...
January 16, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092612/evaluation-of-serum-cytokine-levels-in-recurrent-airway-obstruction
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A Niedźwiedź, H Borowicz, K Kubiak, J Nicpoń, P Skrzypczak, Z Jaworski, M Cegielski, J Nicpoń
Recurrent airway obstruction (RAO) represents a serious health problem and is traditionally classified as an allergic disease, where contact with an antigen can induce clinical airway inflammation, bronchial hyper-responsiveness and reversible airway obstruction. Previous studies have demonstrated the presence of the Th2 response in the lungs of human patients with asthma and horses with heaves. These cells are involved in the production of cytokines which regulate the synthesis of immunoglobulins. 40 horses were evaluated: 30 horses with RAO and 10 healthy animals...
December 1, 2016: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092336/the-construction-of-expanded-prefabricated-adipose-tissue-epat-using-an-external-volume-expansion-eve-device
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Yi Yuan, Shuifa Yang, Yangyan Yi, Jianhua Gao, Feng Lu
BACKGROUND: Multiple studies have demonstrated that mechanical forces promote the growth of adipose tissue. However, the mechanism of adipose tissue regeneration induced by mechanical forces remains unclear. METHODS: In an experiment using rats, prefabricated adipose tissue with a vessel pedicle was expanded using an external volume expansion (EVE) device. The volume of fat flaps was tested at different time points. Cell proliferation and angiogenesis were analyzed using immunofluorescence...
January 12, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092125/rattle-structured-upconversion-nanoparticles-for-near-ir-induced-suppression-of-alzheimer-s-%C3%AE-amyloid-aggregation
#7
Sukeun Kuk, Byung Il Lee, Joon Seok Lee, Chan Beum Park
Rose bengal (RB)-loaded upconverting nanocomposites are synthesized as a near-infrared (NIR)-responsive inhibitor of Aβ aggregation. Rattle-structured, organosilica shell (ROS) is deposited on NaYF4 :Yb,Er nanocrystals (UCNPs) for high loading efficiency and disaggregation of RB. RB/UCNP@ROS successfully inhibits Aβ self-assembly under NIR irradiation by generating (1) O2 . Furthermore, photoexcited RB/UCNP@ROS is effective in suppressing Aβ-induced cytotoxicity.
January 16, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092085/evidence-that-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-mapk-signaling-promotes-nlrp-inflammasome-activation-in-neurons-following-ischemic-stroke
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David Yang-Wei Fann, Yun-An Lim, Yi-Lin Cheng, Ker-Zhing Lok, Prasad Chunduri, Sang-Ha Baik, Grant R Drummond, S Thameem Dheen, Christopher G Sobey, Dong-Gyu Jo, Christopher Li-Hsian Chen, Thiruma V Arumugam
Multi-protein complexes, termed "inflammasomes," are known to contribute to neuronal cell death and brain injury following ischemic stroke. Ischemic stroke increases the expression and activation of nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain (NOD)-like receptor (NLR) Pyrin domain containing 1 and 3 (NLRP1 and NLRP3) inflammasome proteins and both interleukin (IL)-1β and IL-18 in neurons. In this study, we provide evidence that activation of either the NF-κB and MAPK signaling pathways was partly responsible for inducing the expression and activation of NLRP1 and NLRP3 inflammasome proteins and that these effects can be attenuated using pharmacological inhibitors of these two pathways in neurons and brain tissue under in vitro and in vivo ischemic conditions, respectively...
January 14, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092075/boron-affects-immune-function-through-modulation-of-splenic-t-lymphocyte-subsets-cytokine-secretion-and-lymphocyte-proliferation-and-apoptosis-in-rats
#9
Erhui Jin, Shenghe Li, Man Ren, Qianqian Hu, Youfang Gu, Kui Li
This study demonstrated the mechanisms of boron effects in a rat model and provided a scientific basis for the rational of boron use. These findings were achieved by investigating the effects of boron (10, 20, 40, 80, 160, 320, and 640 mg/L in drinking water or 1.5, 3, 6, 12, 24, 48, and 96 mg/kg BW) on rat serum immunoglobulins (IgGs), splenic cytokines, lymphocyte subsets, as well as on lymphocyte proliferation and apoptosis. Addition of 20 (3) and 40 (6) mg/L (mg/kg BW) of boron to drinking water significantly increased rat serum IgG concentrations, splenic IFN-γ and IL-4 expression as well as the number of splenic CD3(+), CD4(+) and proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA)(+) cells...
January 14, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091942/all-trans-retinoic-acid-supplementation-prevents-cardiac-fibrosis-and-cytokines-induced-by-methylglyoxal
#10
Umadevi Subramanian, Devipriya Nagarajan
Methylglyoxal (MG), a metabolic intermediate of glycolysis is a precursor for endogeneous production of advanced glycation end-products. The increased production of MG have negative influence over the structure and function of different biomolecules and thus plays an important role in the pathogenesis of diabetic cardiac complications. Retinoic acid (RA), an active metabolite of vitamin A, has a major role in preventing cardiac remodeling and ventricular fibrosis. Hence, the objective of the present study was to determine whether rats administered with all-trans retinoic acid (RA) could attenuate MG induced pathological effects...
January 14, 2017: Glycoconjugate Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091912/caspase-3-6-8-and-9-gene-expression-in-peripheral-blood-leukocytes-and-plasma-concentrations-of-il-6-and-tnf-%C3%AE-in-carriers-of-different-polymorphic-marker-174g-c-genotypes-of-il6-gene-associated-with-the-risk-of-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis
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I V Kurbatova, L V Topchieva, O P Dudanova
We revealed an association of IL6 gene -174G>C polymorphism with the development of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis in the Russian population. The risk is significantly higher in carriers of C allele: OR=1.77 (1.04; 3.02). The effects of -174G>C substitution in IL6 gene involving caspase 9 gene transcripts in peripheral blood leukocytes and on blood content of TNF-α in healthy individuals without clinical manifestations of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis were detected. The content of caspase 9 gene transcripts in peripheral blood leukocytes and plasma level of TNF-α were significantly higher in healthy subjects carrying C allele than in carriers of GG genotype...
January 14, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091910/inhibition-of-apoptosis-stages-of-human-blood-lymphocytes-after-exposure-to-carbon-monoxide-in-the-presence-of-recombinant-interleukin-2
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V G Artyukhov, O I Tyunina
We studied the effect of carbon monoxide (60-, 75-, and 90-min exposure) on the expression of antiapoptotic proteins (survivin and Bcl-2) in human blood lymphocytes in the presence of recombinant IL-2 in an apoptosis-inducing dose (0.1 ng/ml). Incubation of cells in atmosphere with carbon monoxide in the presence of recombinant IL-2 was accompanied by accumulation of Bcl-2 protein with simultaneous decrease of survivin content. It was concluded that carbon monoxide plays a role in the dysregulation of apoptosis of human blood lymphocytes Bcl-2 (i...
January 14, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091830/physio-pharmacological-investigations-about-the-anti-inflammatory-and-antinociceptive-efficacy-of-limonene-epoxide
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Antonia Amanda Cardoso de Almeida, Renan Oliveira Silva, Lucas Antonio Duarte Nicolau, Tarcísio Vieira de Brito, Damião Pergentino de Sousa, André Luiz Dos Reis Barbosa, Rivelilson Mendes de Freitas, Luciano da Silva Lopes, Jand-Venes Rolim Medeiros, Paulo Michel Pinheiro Ferreira
D-limonene epoxidation generates (+)-limonene epoxide, an understudied compound in the pharmacologically point of view. Herein, we investigated the anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive potentialities of (+)-limonene epoxide and suggested a mechanism of action. The anti-inflammatory potential was analyzed using agents to induce paw edema, permeability, and myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity. Pro-inflammatory cytokines and cell migration of peritoneal cells were also assessed. Antinociceptive effects were evaluated by writhing test induced by acetic acid, formalin, and hot plate assays and contribution of opioid pathways...
January 16, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091657/zinc-transport-and-the-inhibition-of-the-l-type-calcium-channel-are-two-separable-functions-of-znt-1
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Eden Shusterman, Ofer Beharier, Shiri Levy, Raz Zarivach, Yoram Etzion, Craig R Campbell, Il-Ha Lee, Anuwat Dinudom, David I Cook, Asher Peretz, Amos Katz, Daniel Gitler, Arie Moran
Traditionally, proteins are considered to perform a single role, be it as an enzyme, a channel, a transporter or as a structural scaffold. However, recent studies have described moonlighting proteins that perform distinct and independent functions; for example, TRPM7 is both an ion channel and a kinase. ZnT-1 is a member of the Carrier Diffusion Facilitator family that is expressed throughout the phylogenetic tree from bacteria to humans. Since its cloning in 1995, ZnT-1 is considered a major extruder of Zn(2+) based on its capability to protect cells against zinc toxicity...
January 16, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091643/improving-the-zt-value-of-thermoelectrics-by-nanostructuring-tuning-the-nanoparticle-morphology-of-sb2te3-by-using-ionic-liquids
#15
Julian Schaumann, Manuel Loor, Derya Ünal, Anja Mudring, Stefan Heimann, Ulrich Hagemann, Stephan Schulz, Franziska Maculewicz, Gabi Schierning
A systematic study on the microwave-assisted thermolysis of the single source precursor (Et2Sb)2Te (1) in different asymmetric 1-alkyl-3-methylimidazolium- and symmetric 1,3-dialkylimidazolium-based ionic liquids (ILs) reveals the distinctive role of both the anion and the cation in tuning the morphology and microstructure of the resulting Sb2Te3 nanoparticles as evidenced by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX), and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)...
January 16, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091606/long-term-efficient-organic-photovoltaics-based-on-quaternary-bulk-heterojunctions
#16
Minwoo Nam, Minjeong Cha, Hyun Hwi Lee, Kahyun Hur, Kyu-Tae Lee, Jaehong Yoo, Il Ki Han, S Joon Kwon, Doo-Hyun Ko
A major impediment to the commercialization of organic photovoltaics (OPVs) is attaining long-term morphological stability of the bulk heterojunction (BHJ) layer. To secure the stability while pursuing optimized performance, multi-component BHJ-based OPVs have been strategically explored. Here we demonstrate the use of quaternary BHJs (q-BHJs) composed of two conjugated polymer donors and two fullerene acceptors as a novel platform to produce high-efficiency and long-term durable OPVs. A q-BHJ OPV (q-OPV) with an experimentally optimized composition exhibits an enhanced efficiency and extended operational lifetime than does the binary reference OPV...
January 16, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091588/high-molecular-weight-hyaluronic-acid-attenuated-matrix-metalloproteinase-1-and-3-expression-via-cd44-in-tendinopathy
#17
Po-Ting Wu, Li-Chieh Kuo, Fong-Chin Su, Shih-Yao Chen, Tai-I Hsu, Chung-Yi Li, Kuen-Jer Tsai, I-Ming Jou
Evidence indicates that hyaluronic acid (HA) mitigates tendinopathy, but the effect of molecular weight is unclear. We investigated the effects of different concentrations and different molecular weights of HA (350 kDa, 1500 kDa, and 3000 kDa) on matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-1 and -3 expression in IL-1β-stimulated rat tenocytes, and on their dynamic expression in peritendinous effusion from patients with long head of biceps (LHB) tendinopathy after high-molecular-weight (HMW)-HA treatments. Reverse transcription PCR, real-time PCR, and ELISA were used to determine MMP-1 and -3expression...
January 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091561/low-temperature-co-oxidation-over-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-decorating-internal-structures-of-a-mesoporous-alumina
#18
Il Hee Kim, Hyun Ook Seo, Eun Ji Park, Sang Wook Han, Young Dok Kim
Using a chemical vapor deposition method with regulated sample temperatures under ambient pressure conditions, we were able to fully decorate the internal structure of a mesoporous Al2O3 bead (~1 mm in particle diameter) with iron oxide nanoparticles (with a mean lateral size of less than 1 nm). The iron oxide-decorated Al2O3 showed a high CO oxidation reactivity, even at room temperature. Very little deactivation of the CO oxidation activity was observed with increasing reaction time at ~100 °C. Additionally, this catalyst showed high CO oxidation activity, even after annealing at ~900 °C under atmospheric conditions (i...
January 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090458/efficient-isolation-of-sperm-with-high-dna-integrity-and-stable-chromatin-packaging-by-a-combination-of-density-gradient-centrifugation-and-magnetic-activated-cell-sorting
#19
Hee-Jun Chi, Su-Jin Kwak, Seok-Gi Kim, Youn-Young Kim, Ji-Young Park, Chang-Seok Yoo, Il-Hae Park, Hong-Gil Sun, Jae-Won Kim, Kyeong-Ho Lee
OBJECTIVE: This study was carried out to investigate the correlations of the sperm DNA fragmentation index (DFI) with semen parameters and apoptosis, and to investigate the effects of density-gradient centrifugation (DGC) and magnetic-activated cell sorting (MACS) on reducing the proportion of sperm with DNA fragmentation and protamine deficiency. METHODS: Semen analysis and a sperm DNA fragmentation assay were performed to assess the correlations between semen parameters and the DFI in 458 semen samples...
December 2016: Clinical and Experimental Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090315/chronic-mucocutaneous-candidiasis-disease-associated-with-inborn-errors-of-il-17-immunity
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Satoshi Okada, Anne Puel, Jean-Laurent Casanova, Masao Kobayashi
Chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis (CMC) is characterized by recurrent or persistent infections affecting the nails, skin and oral and genital mucosae caused by Candida spp., mainly Candida albicans. CMC is an infectious phenotype in patients with inherited or acquired T-cell deficiency. Patients with autosomal-dominant (AD) hyper IgE syndrome (HIES), AD signal transducer and activator of transcription 1 (STAT1) gain-of-function, autosomal-recessive (AR) deficiencies in interleukin (IL)-12 receptor β1 (IL-12Rβ1), IL-12p40, caspase recruitment domain-containing protein 9 (CARD9) or retinoic acid-related orphan receptor γT (RORγT) or AR autoimmune polyendocrinopathy-candidiasis-ectodermal dystrophy (APECED) develop CMC as a major infectious phenotype that is categorized as Syndromic CMC...
December 2016: Clinical & Translational Immunology
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