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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346438/colonization-of-the-cervicovaginal-space-with-gardnerella-vaginalis-leads-to-local-inflammation-and-cervical-remodeling-in-pregnant-mice
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Luz-Jeannette Sierra, Amy G Brown, Guillermo O Barilá, Lauren Anton, Carrie E Barnum, Snehal S Shetye, Louis J Soslowsky, Michal A Elovitz
The role of the cervicovaginal (CV) microbiome in regulating cervical function during pregnancy is poorly understood. Gardnerella vaginalis (G. vaginalis) is the most common bacteria associated with the diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis (BV). While BV has been associated with preterm birth (PTB), clinical trials targeting BV do not decrease PTB rates. It remains unknown if G. vaginalis is capable of triggering molecular, biomechanical and cellular events that could lead to PTB. The objective of this study was to determine if cervicovaginal colonization with G...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345851/the-immunosuppressive-effects-of-cd4-cd25-regulatory-t-cells-on-dendritic-cells-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b
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Pei-Pei Zhou, Juan Xu, Ming-Jia Dai, Yin-Yue Shi, Gui-Ping Wu, Yuan Fang, Xue-Bing Yan
The characteristics and functions of CD4+ CD25+ regulatory T cells (Tregs) have been well defined in murine and human systems. However, the interaction or cross-talk between CD4+ CD25+ Tregs and dendritic cells (DCs) remains controversial. In this study, the effects of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) CD4+ CD25+ Tregs on the maturation and function of monocyte-derived DCs were examined. The results showed that CD4+ CD25+ render the DCs inefficient as antigen-presenting cells (APCs) despite prestimulation with CD40 ligand...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345621/the-circulating-t-helper-subsets-and-regulatory-t-cells-in-patients-with-common-variable-immunodeficiency-with-no-known-monogenic-disease
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G Azizi, A Mirshafiey, H Abolhassani, R Yazdani, F J Ansariha, M Shaghaghi, S S Mortazavi-Jahromi, F Noorbakhsh, N Rezaei, A Aghamohammadi
BACKGROUND: Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is the most common symptomatic primary immunodeficiency (PID), characterized by heterogeneous clinical manifestations and defects in B- and T- cells. In the present study, we investigated the T helper (Th) cell subsets and regulatory T (Treg) cells, and their related cytokines and transcription factors in the CVID patients with no definite genetic diagnosis. METHODS: The study population comprised 13 CVID patients and 13 healthy controls (HC)...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Investigational Allergology & Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345363/effects-of-il-10-and-th-2-cytokines-on-human-m%C3%AF-phenotype-and-response-to-csf1r-inhibitor
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Leon P Pradel, Andreas Franke, Carola H Ries
Tumor-associated Mφs display a plastic phenotype that is regulated by the local tumor milieu. Gene expression analysis and functional characterization of Mφs exposed in vitro to individual cytokines aids to delineate the cross-talk between defined cytokines shaping the complex Mφ phenotype. Human monocyte-derived Mφs can be differentiated in vitro with the T helper cell type 2 response cytokines IL-4 and IL-13 or the immunosuppressive IL-10. Notably, only the latter subset undergoes apoptosis when treated with the CSF 1 receptor (CSF1R) blocking antibody emactuzumab...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345350/activation-of-the-sympathetic-nervous-system-modulates-neutrophil-function
#5
Alyce J Nicholls, Shu Wen Wen, Pam Hall, Michael J Hickey, Connie H Y Wong
Emerging evidence has revealed that noradrenaline (NA), the main neurotransmitter of the sympathetic nervous system (SNS), regulates a variety of immune functions via binding to adrenergic receptors present on immune cells. In this study, we examined the role of NA in the regulation of neutrophil functions. Neutrophils were isolated from the bone marrow of naïve mice and treated with NA at various concentrations to assess the effect on various neutrophil functions. Additionally, we performed cremaster intravital microscopy to examine neutrophil-endothelial cell interactions following NA superfusion in vivo...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345340/berberine-demonstrates-anti-inflammatory-properties-in-helicobacter-pylori-infected-mice-with-chronic-gastritis-by-attenuating-the-th17-response-triggered-by-the-b-cell-activating-factor
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Xiuxia Wu, Xian Li, Zhongqin Dang, Yunfei Jia
Berberine (BBR) is an isoquinoline alkaloid derived from various medicinal herbs. Previous studies have suggested that BBR exerts antimicrobial, antitumor, and antidiabetic effects and can be used to treat Helicobacter pylori-induced chronic gastritis. However, the exact mechanism by which BBR inhibits H. pylori infection is not fully understood. We investigated the anti-inflammatory properties and potential mechanism of BBR in H. pylori-infected mice with chronic gastritis. We found that BBR can suppress the expression of pro-inflammatory genes IL-6, TGF-β, and IL-1β and upregulate anti-inflammatory gene IL-10 expression in the mucosa and RAW 264...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345059/microrna-networks-associated-with-active-systemic-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-regulate-cd163-expression-and-anti-inflammatory-functions-in-macrophages-through-two-distinct-mechanisms
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Thuy Do, Rachel Tan, Mark Bennett, Mario Medvedovic, Alexei A Grom, Nan Shen, Sherry Thornton, Grant S Schulert
Systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (SJIA) is a severe childhood arthropathy with features of autoinflammation. Monocytes and macrophages in SJIA have a complex phenotype with both pro- and anti-inflammatory properties that combine features of several well characterized in vitro conditions used to activate macrophages. An important anti-inflammatory phenotype is expression of CD163, a scavenger receptor that sequesters toxic pro-inflammatory complexes that is highly expressed in both active SJIA and macrophage activation syndrome (MAS)...
January 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345045/the-in-vitro-release-of-cytokines-and-growth-factors-from-fibrin-membranes-produced-through-horizontal-centrifugation
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E S Lourenço, C F A B Mourão, P E C Leite, J M Granjeiro, M D Calasans-Maia, G G Alves
Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) membranes are biomaterials widely used for therapeutic purposes, and canonically produced through the processing of peripheral blood with fixed-angle rotor centrifuges. In this work, we evaluate the in vitro stability and release of cytokines and growth factors when these biomaterials are produced with a horizontal swing-out clinical centrifuge. Membranes produced from the blood of 14 donors were morphologically evaluated by scanning electron microscopy and fluorescence microscopy, and their stability was assessed by photographic recording after incubation in culture medium for up to 28 days...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344660/purple-sweet-potato-color-attenuates-high-fat-induced-neuroinflammation-in-mouse-brain-by-inhibiting-mapk-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation
#9
Jian Li, Zhao Shi, Yongjie Mi
Purple sweet potato color (PSPC) is a natural anthocyanin pigment that is derived from purple sweet potato storage roots. PSPC possesses a variety of biological activities, including antioxidant, anti‑inflammatory and neuroprotective effects; however, the detailed effects of PSPC on high‑fat diet (HFD)‑induced neuroinflammation remain to be determined. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether PSPC has a protective role in HFD‑associated neuroinflammation in the mouse brain and to provide novel insight into the mechanisms of the action...
January 17, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344311/gilz-activin-a-as-a-novel-signaling-axis-orchestrating-mesenchymal-stem-cell-and-th17-cell-interplay
#10
Patricia Luz-Crawford, Gabriel Espinosa-Carrasco, Natacha Ipseiz, Rafael Contreras, Gautier Tejedor, Daniel A Medina, Ana-Maria Vega-Letter, Devi Ngo, Eric F Morand, Jérôme Pène, Javier Hernandez, Christian Jorgensen, Farida Djouad
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are highly immunosuppressive cells able to reduce chronic inflammation through the active release of mediators. Recently, we showed that glucocorticoid-induced leucine zipper (Gilz) expression by MSC is involved in their therapeutic effect by promoting the generation of regulatory T cells. However, the mechanisms underlying this pivotal role of Gilz remain elusive. Methods and Results In this study, we have uncovered evidence that Gilz modulates the phenotype and function of Th1 and Th17 cells likely by upregulating the level of Activin A and NO2 secreted by MSC...
2018: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344209/the-effect-of-royal-jelly-on-the-growth-of-breast-cancer-in-mice
#11
Shuang Zhang, Qiqi Shao, Haiyang Geng, Songkun Su
Due to various pharmacological properties, including antioxidative, anti-inflammatory and antibiotic properties, royal jelly (RJ) has been widely consumed in daily diets in numerous countries. In the present study, the effect of RJ on 4T1-bearing mice was investigated. The study was performed by feeding 4T1-bearing mice with RJ using either the prophylactic-therapeutic (PTRJ) or therapeutic (TRJ) method. The experimental results for the PTRJ group demonstrated that the weight of tumor was significantly reduced (RJ 0...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344110/anti-interleukin-and-interleukin-therapies-for-psoriasis-current-evidence-and-clinical-usefulness
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REVIEW
Ya-Chu Tsai, Tsen-Fang Tsai
Anti-interleukin (IL) therapies have emerged as a major treatment for patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis. This article reviews the up-to-date results of pivotal clinical trials targeting the interleukins used for the treatment of psoriasis, including IL-1, IL-2, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, IL-12, IL-17, IL-20, IL-22, IL-23, IL-36 and bispecific biologics IL-17A/tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α). Cytokines involved in the circuits of psoriasis inflammation without ongoing clinical trials are also mentioned (IL-9, IL-13, IL-15, IL-16, IL-18, IL-19, IL-21, IL-24, IL-27, IL-33, IL-35, IL-37, and IL-38)...
November 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Musculoskeletal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343683/hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-is-a-critical-transcription-factor-for-il-10-producing-b-cells-in-autoimmune-disease
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Xianyi Meng, Bettina Grötsch, Yubin Luo, Karl Xaver Knaup, Michael Sean Wiesener, Xiao-Xiang Chen, Jonathan Jantsch, Simon Fillatreau, Georg Schett, Aline Bozec
Hypoxia-inducible factors (HIFs) are key elements for controlling immune cell metabolism and functions. While HIFs are known to be involved in T cells and macrophages activation, their functions in B lymphocytes are poorly defined. Here, we show that hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) contributes to IL-10 production by B cells. HIF-1α regulates IL-10 expression, and HIF-1α-dependent glycolysis facilitates CD1dhiCD5+ B cells expansion. Mice with B cell-specific deletion of Hif1a have reduced number of IL-10-producing B cells, which result in exacerbated collagen-induced arthritis and experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis...
January 17, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343543/an-autoimmune-disease-associated-risk-variant-in-the-tnfaip3-gene-plays-a-protective-role-in-brucellosis-that-is-mediated-by-the-nf-kappa-b-signaling-pathway
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Lixin Lou, Wanguo Bao, Xianjun Liu, Hongxiao Song, Yang Wang, Kaiyu Zhang, Wenjing Gao, Haijun Li, Zhengkun Tu, Shaofeng Wang
Naturally occurring functional variants (rs148314165 and rs200820567, collectively referred to as TT>A) reduce the expression of the tumor necrosis factor α-induced protein 3 (TNFAIP3) gene, a negative regulator of NF-κB signaling, and predispose individuals to autoimmune disease. In this analysis, we conducted a genetic association study of the TT>A variants in 1209 controls and in 150 patients with brucellosis, an infectious disease, and further assessed the role of the variants in brucellosis. Our data demonstrated that the TT>A variants were correlated with cases of brucellosis (P = 0...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343447/altered-b-lymphocyte-homeostasis-and-functions-in-systemic-sclerosis
#15
REVIEW
Alexandra Forestier, Thomas Guerrier, Mathieu Jouvray, Jonathan Giovannelli, Guillaume Lefèvre, Vincent Sobanski, Carine Hauspie, Eric Hachulla, Pierre-Yves Hatron, Hélène Zephir, Patrick Vermersch, Myriam Labalette, David Launay, Sylvain Dubucquoi
Beyond the production of autoantibodies, B-cells are thought to play a role in systemic sclerosis (SSc) by secreting proinflammatory/profibrotic cytokines. B-cells are a heterogeneous population with different subsets distinguished by their phenotypes and cytokine production. Data about B-cell subsets, cytokine production and intracellular pathways leading to this production are scarce in SSc. The aim of our study was to describe B-cell homeostasis, activation, proliferation, cytokine production in B-cells and serum and B-cell intracellular signaling pathways in SSc...
January 14, 2018: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343269/microglial-activation-mediates-chronic-mild-stress-induced-depressive-and-anxiety-like-behavior-in-adult-rats
#16
Ya-Lin Wang, Qiu-Qin Han, Wen-Qing Gong, Dong-Hui Pan, Li-Zheng Wang, Wei Hu, Min Yang, Bing Li, Jin Yu, Qiong Liu
BACKGROUND: Depression is a heterogeneous disorder, with the exact neuronal mechanisms causing the disease yet to be discovered. Recent work suggests it is accompanied by neuro-inflammation, characterized, in particular, by microglial activation. However, microglial activation and its involvement in neuro-inflammation and stress-related depressive disorders are far from understood. METHODS: We utilized multiple detection methods to detect the neuro-inflammation in the hippocampus of rats after exposure to chronic mild stress (CMS)...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342870/biomarkers-of-progression-after-hiv-acute-early-infection-nothing-compares-to-cd4%C3%A2-%C2%BA-t-cell-count
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Gabriela Turk, Yanina Ghiglione, Macarena Hormanstorfer, Natalia Laufer, Romina Coloccini, Jimena Salido, César Trifone, María Julia Ruiz, Juliana Falivene, María Pía Holgado, María Paula Caruso, María Inés Figueroa, Horacio Salomón, Luis D Giavedoni, María de Los Ángeles Pando, María Magdalena Gherardi, Roberto Daniel Rabinovich, Pedro A Pury, Omar Sued
Progression of HIV infection is variable among individuals, and definition disease progression biomarkers is still needed. Here, we aimed to categorize the predictive potential of several variables using feature selection methods and decision trees. A total of seventy-five treatment-naïve subjects were enrolled during acute/early HIV infection. CD4⁺ T-cell counts (CD4TC) and viral load (VL) levels were determined at enrollment and for one year. Immune activation, HIV-specific immune response, Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) and C-C chemokine receptor type 5 (CCR5) genotypes, and plasma levels of 39 cytokines were determined...
January 13, 2018: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341892/premature-aging-in-behavior-and-immune-functions-in-tyrosine-hydroxylase-haploinsufficient-female-mice-a-longitudinal-study
#18
A Garrido, J Cruces, N Ceprián, C Hernández-Sánchez, M De la Fuente
Aging is accompanied by impairment in the nervous, immune, and endocrine systems as well as in neuroimmunoendocrine communication. In this context, there is an age-related alteration of the physiological response to acute stress, which is modulated by catecholamine (CA), final products of the sympathetic-adreno-medullary axis. The involvement of CA in essential functions of the nervous system is consistent with the neuropsychological deficits found in mice with haploinsufficiency (hemizygous; HZ) of tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) enzyme (TH-HZ)...
January 13, 2018: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341339/immunomodulation-by-therapeutic-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-msc-is-triggered-through-phagocytosis-of-msc-by-monocytic-cells
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Samantha F H de Witte, Franka Luk, Jesus M Sierra Parraga, Madhu Gargesha, Ana Merino, Sander S Korevaar, Anusha S Shankar, Lisa O'Flynn, Steve J Elliman, Debashish Roy, Michiel G H Betjes, Philip N Newsome, Carla C Baan, Martin J Hoogduijn
Mesenchymal stem or stromal cells (MSC) are under investigation as a potential immunotherapy. MSC are usually administered via intravenous infusion, after which they are trapped in the lungs and die and disappear within a day. The fate of MSC after their disappearance from the lungs is unknown and it is unclear how MSC realize their immunomodulatory effects in their short lifespan. We examined immunological mechanisms determining the fate of infused MSC and the immunomodulatory response associated with it. Tracking viable and dead human umbilical cord MSC (ucMSC) in mice using Qtracker beads (contained in viable cells) and Hoechst33342 (staining all cells) revealed that viable ucMSC were present in the lungs immediately after infusion...
January 17, 2018: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340698/simultaneous-detection-of-chicken-cytokines-in-plasma-samples-using-the-bio-plex-assay
#20
Jitka Mucksová, Karel Chalupský, Jirí Plachý, Jirí Kalina, Pavla Rachacová, Ondrej Stanek, Pavel Trefil
A chicken multiplex cytokine assay (Bio-Plex) to detect four different cytokines (IL-2, IL-12, IL-10, and interferon gamma) simultaneously in plasma samples was designed. Most standard curves range between 1 to 5 pg/mL and 5,000 pg/mL, except for IFNγ with the range of 50 to 25,000 pg/mL. Such a chicken multiplex assay proved to be fast and reliable, and comparable in sensitivity, accuracy, and reproducibility to conventional enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays. Comparison of the multiplex assay with the ELISA technique using the same clones of detection and capture antibodies resulted in correlation coefficients for all cytokines ranging from 0...
January 11, 2018: Poultry Science
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