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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927127/vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-and-protein-level-in-pleural-effusion-for-differentiating-malignant-from-benign-pleural-effusion
#1
Da-Wei Wu, Wei-An Chang, Kuan-Ting Liu, Meng-Chi Yen, Po-Lin Kuo
Pleural effusion is associated with multiple benign and malignant conditions. Currently no biomarkers differentiate malignant pleural effusion (MPE) and benign pleural effusion (BPE) sensitively and specifically. The present study identified a novel combination of biomarkers in pleural effusion for differentiating MPE from BPE by enrolling 75 patients, 34 with BPE and 41 with MPE. The levels of lactate dehydrogenase, glucose, protein, and total cell, neutrophil, monocyte and lymphocyte counts in the pleural effusion were measured...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926842/pharmacotherapy-with-thymoquinone-improved-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-integrity-and-functional-activity-enhanced-islets-revascularization-and-alleviated-metabolic-and-hepato-renal-disturbances-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetes-in-rats
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Adel Galal El-Shemi, Osama Adnan Kensara, Aiman Alsaegh, Mohammed Hasan Mukhtar
AIMS: This study is aimed at evaluating the antidiabetic effects of thymoquinone (TQ) on streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetes in rats, and exploring the possible underlying mechanisms. METHODS: Diabetes was induced in adult male Wistar rats by intraperitoneal injection of freshly prepared STZ (65 mg/kg). After disease induction, 42 rats were equally assigned to: controls, STZ-diabetic group, and STZ-diabetic group treated with oral TQ (35 mg/kg/day) for 5 weeks...
September 20, 2017: Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925732/interleukin-10-gene-transfer-in-rat-limbal-transplantation
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Claude Kaufmann, Lauren A Mortimer, Helen M Brereton, Yazad D Irani, Douglas Ga Parker, Donald S Anson, Lucas M Bachmann, Keryn A Williams
PURPOSE: To evaluate the gene transfer of the interleukin (IL)-10 cytokine as a treatment modality for prolonging limbal allograft survival in a rat model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adenoviral (AV) and lentiviral (LV) vectors were produced for ex vivo gene transfer into limbal graft tissue prior to orthotopic transplantation. Experimental groups comprised unmodified isografts, unmodified allografts, allografts transfected with a reporter gene, and allografts transfected with IL-10...
September 19, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925510/mir-30a-5p-ameliorates-spinal-cord-injury-induced-inflammatory-responses-and-oxidative-stress-by-targeting-neurod-1-through-mapk-erk-signaling
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Xiaodong Fu, Yi Shen, Weili Wang, Xiaomiao Li
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a major disability requiring more effective treatment than is currently available. MicroRNAs have been shown to effectively regulate gene expression at the translational level. The aim of the present study was to explore the potential role of miR-30-5p and possible mechanism in SCI. We found that miR-30-5p was notably down-regulated, while Neurod 1 expression was highly elevated in microglia from the mouse model of SCI. Additionally, overexpression of miR-30a-5p significantly suppressed inflammatory responses as reflected by an decrease in the secretion of the cytokines TNF-α, IL-1β and IL-10 triggered by SCI...
September 19, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924369/il-12-influence-mtor-to-modulate-cd8-t-cells-differentiation-through-t-bet-and-eomesodermin-in-response-to-invasive-pulmonary-aspergillosis
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Hao Wang, Jingdong Li, Qiyang Han, Fei Yang, Yu Xiao, Meng Xiao, Yingchun Xu, Longxiang Su, Na Cui, Dawei Liu
Objective: To investigate whether mTOR signaling pathway regulate the proliferation and differentiation of CD8(+) T cells by transcription factors T-bet and Eomes, and explore the role of IL-12 in this biological procedure. Methods: Aspergillus fumigatus spore suspension nasal inhalation was used to establish the invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) mouse model. After inoculation, rapamycin (2mg/kg) each day or IL-12 (5ug/kg) every other day was given for 7 days. The blood samples were obtained before the mice sacrificed and lung specimens were taken...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924346/co-delivery-of-polyinosinic-polycytidylic-acid-and-flagellin-by-poly-lactic-co-glycolic-acid-mps-synergistically-enhances-immune-response-elicited-by-intranasally-delivered-hepatitis-b-surface-antigen
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Xiaojing Dai, Jintian He, Ruxia Zhang, Guanghao Wu, Fangfang Xiong, Baohua Zhao
The aim of the present work was to investigate the synergistic effect between toll-like receptor (TLR) 3 ligand polyinosinic:polycytidylic acid (pI:C) and TLR5 ligand flagellin (FLN) on immune responses induced by nasally delivered hepatitis B virus surface antigen (HBsAg). Mannan and chitosan oligosaccharide-modified, pH-responsive poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (MC-PLGA) microparticles (MPs) containing HBsAg, FLN, pI:C or both ligands were prepared with a double-emulsion method. In vitro uptake experiments show that cellular uptake of MC-PLGA MPs by macrophages was through energy-dependent, receptor-mediated endocytosis mechanism...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924222/conjugation-of-wildtype-and-hypoallergenic-mugwort-allergen-art-v-1-to-flagellin-induces-il-10-dc-and-suppresses-allergen-specific-th2-responses-in-vivo
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Schülke Stefan, Kuttich Kirsten, Wolfheimer Sonja, Duschek Nadine, Wangorsch Andrea, Reuter Andreas, Briza Peter, Pablos Isabel, Gadermaier Gabriele, Ferreira Fatima, Vieths Stefan, Toda Masako, Scheurer Stephan
Allergies to weed pollen including members of the Compositae family, such as mugwort, ragweed, and feverfew are spreading worldwide. To efficiently treat these newly arising allergies, allergen specific immunotherapy needs to be improved. Therefore, we generated novel vaccine candidates consisting of the TLR5-ligand Flagellin A from Listeria and the major mugwort allergen Art v 1 including either the wild type Art v 1 sequence (rFlaA:Artv1) or a hypoallergenic variant (rFlaA:Artv1(hyp)) with reduced IgE-binding capacity...
September 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923649/hypothermic-machine-perfusion-s-protection-on-porcine-kidney-graft-uncovers-greater-akt-erk-phosphorylation
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N He, J-H Li, J-J Jia, K-D Xu, Y-F Zhou, L Jiang, H-H Lu, S-Y Yin, H-Y Xie, L Zhou, S-S Zheng
BACKGROUND: To investigate the potential mechanisms of hypothermic machine perfusion (HMP)'s beneficial effects on kidney graft over static cold storage (SCS) in vitro. METHODS: Ten kidneys of 5 Bama miniature male pigs were paired into 2 groups: SCS group and HMP group. Preservation solutions were taken at 0, 1, 3, and 6 hours for the measurement of K(+), Na(+), Cl(-), blood urea nitrogen (BUN), creatinine (Cr), and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) using the standard laboratory methods...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923601/beneficial-immunomodulatory-and-neuro-digestive-effect-in-trypanosoma-cruzi-infection-after-lycopodium-clavatum-13c-treatment
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Camila Fernanda Brustolin Aleixo, Fabiana Nabarro Ferraz, Paula Fernanda Massini, Carina Ribeiro Lopes, Gislaine Janaina Falkowski Temporini, Denise Lessa Aleixo, Silvana Marques de Araújo
Studies show that highly diluted medications demonstrate benefits in treating infections, constituting an alternative for their treatment. The present study evaluated the effects of Lycopodium clavatum, dynamization 13c, in Wistar rats infected with T. cruzi. In this study 42 male rats were intraperitoneally inoculated with T. cruzi - Y strain and allocated into groups: IC (infected control group) and Ly (treated with L. clavatum 13c). The cytokines dosage (IFN-γ, IL-12, IL-10, IL-4), quantification and morphometry of myenteric neurons were evaluated...
September 15, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923082/characterization-of-a-secreted-cystatin-of-the-parasitic-nematode-haemonchus-contortus-and-its-immune-modulatory-effect-on-goat-monocytes
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Yujian Wang, Lingyan Wu, Xinchao Liu, Shuai Wang, Muhammad Ehsan, RuoFeng Yan, XiaoKai Song, LiXin Xu, XiangRui Li
BACKGROUND: Haemonchosis is a disease of the small ruminant caused by a nematode parasite Haemonchus contortus, and it is most important and alarming challenges to the small ruminant's production. The infection of the H. contortus could cause high economic losses worldwide. H. contortus is a blood feeding parasite which penetrates into the abomasal mucosa to feed the blood of the host and causing the anemia and decreased total plasma protein. Modulation and suppression of the immune response of the host by nematode parasites have been reported extensively, and the cysteine protease inhibitor (cystatin) is identified as one of the major immunomodulators...
September 18, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923068/using-blood-cytokine-measures-to-define-high-inflammatory-biotype-of-schizophrenia-and-schizoaffective-disorder
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Danny Boerrigter, Thomas W Weickert, Rhoshel Lenroot, Maryanne O'Donnell, Cherrie Galletly, Dennis Liu, Martin Burgess, Roxanne Cadiz, Isabella Jacomb, Vibeke S Catts, Stu G Fillman, Cynthia Shannon Weickert
BACKGROUND: Increases in pro-inflammatory cytokines are found in the brain and blood of people with schizophrenia. However, increased cytokines are not evident in all people with schizophrenia, but are found in a subset. The cytokine changes that best define this subset, termed the "elevated inflammatory biotype", are still being identified. METHODS: Using quantitative RT-PCR, we measured five cytokine mRNAs (IL-1β, IL-2 IL-6, IL-8 and IL-18) from peripheral blood of healthy controls and of people with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder (n = 165)...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922541/effects-of-collagen-peptides-intake-on-skin-ageing-and-platelet-release-in-chronologically-aged-mice-revealed-by-cytokine-array-analysis
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Hongdong Song, Ling Zhang, Yongkang Luo, Siqi Zhang, Bo Li
Action mechanisms underlying various biological activities of collagen peptides (CPs) remained to be elucidated. Cytokines may play an important role in mediating these health benefits of CPs. This study aimed to systemically examine the cytokines in skin and blood regulated by CPs intake. Thirteen-month-old female Kunming mice were administered with CPs for 2 months (0 or 400 mg/kg bodyweight/day). The cytokines in skin and plasma were analysed using a 53-cytokine array and corresponding ELISA kits. In skin, CPs intake significantly down-regulated placenta growth factor (PIGF-2), insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-binding protein (IGFBP) -2 and IGFBP-3, and up-regulated platelet factor 4 (PF4), serpin E1 and transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1 ...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922466/blinatumomab-pharmacodynamics-and-exposure-response-relationships-in-relapsed-refractory-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Min Zhu, Andrea Kratzer, Jessica Johnson, Chris Holland, Christian Brandl, Indrajeet Singh, Andreas Wolf, Sameer Doshi
We evaluated blinatumomab pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics (CD3+ T-cell, CD19+ B-cell, and cytokine levels), and their associations with efficacy or safety in relapsed/refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Blinatumomab pharmacokinetics (continuous intravenous infusion) from a phase 2 study (n = 189; NCT01466179) were assessed noncompartmentally. Associations between steady-state concentration (Css ) and efficacy (complete remission [CR] or CR with partial hematologic recovery [CRh]) or safety (cytokine release syndrome [CRS] and neurologic events [NEs]) were evaluated with statistical models...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922238/primary-central-nervous-system-lymphoma-time-for-diagnostic-biomarkers-and-biotherapies
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Louis Royer-Perron, Khê Hoang-Xuan, Agusti Alentorn
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) is a rare cancer with a somber prognosis in older patients, which it affects predominantly. Only in recent years have molecular alterations characterizing PCNSL been thoroughly described. This opens possibilities for the use of targeted therapies. Developments in imaging and biomarkers have also great potential to help clinicians faced with diagnostic and prognostic uncertainties. RECENT FINDINGS: Several biomarkers for PCNSL, such as different microRNAs, which could be tested in cerebrospinal fluid and vitreous fluid, and IL-10, which has been shown to have excellent sensitivity and specificity in the cerebrospinal fluid, have emerged in the last years...
September 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921638/graft-infiltrating-pd-l1-hi-cross-dressed-dendritic-cells-regulate-anti-donor-t-cell-responses-in-mouse-liver-transplant-tolerance
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Yoshihiro Ono, Angelica Perez-Gutierrez, Toshimasa Nakao, Helong Dai, Geoffrey Camirand, Osamu Yoshida, Shinichiro Yokota, Donna Beer Stolz, Mark A Ross, Adrian E Morelli, David A Geller, Angus W Thomson
While a key role of cross-dressing has been established in immunity to viral infection and more recently in the instigation of transplant rejection, its role in tolerance is unclear. Here, we investigated the role of intra-graft dendritic cells (DC) and cross-dressing in mouse major histocompatibility complex (MHC)-mismatched liver transplant tolerance that occurs without therapeutic immunosuppression. While donor interstitial DC diminished rapidly following transplantation, they were replaced in the liver by host DC that peaked on postoperative day (POD) 7 and persisted indefinitely...
September 16, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921509/baff-augments-iga2-and-il-10-production-by-tlr7-8-stimulated-total-peripheral-blood-b-cells
#16
Gerco den Hartog, Thijs L J van Osch, Martijn Vos, Ben Meijer, Huub F J Savelkoul, R J Joost van Neerven, Sylvia Brugman
Class-switching of B cells to IgA can be induced via both T cell-dependent and T cell-independent mechanisms. IgA is most predominantly produced mucosally and is important for combating infections and allergies. In contrast to mice, humans have two forms of IgA; IgA1 and IgA2 with diverse tissue distribution. In early life, IgA levels might be sub-optimal especially during the fall season when bacterial and viral infections are more common. Therefore, we investigated using human B cells whether T cell-independent factors -promoting cell survival, class switching and immunoglobulin secretion- BAFF, APRIL, IL-10 and retinoic acid can boost IgA production in the context of viral or bacterial infection...
September 17, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920397/-effects-of-interleukin-34-expressed-by-human-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-thp-1-cells
#17
Xueming Gao, Shun Zhang, Zhaojun Xu, Yan Shan, Zihong Wang, Ting Cai, Xue Jiang
To construct recombinant eukaryotic expression plasmid vector of human IL-34 gene, and to study the effects of IL-34 expressed by human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hBM-MSCs) on THP-1 cells. Full-length IL-34 encoding sequence was amplified by PCR. And this fragment was cloned into the plasmid pIRES2-EGFP. Western blotting and ELISA were used to analyze the expression of IL-34 in hBM-MSCs. THP-1 cells were cultured with hBM-MSCs medium containing IL-34 protein. Real-time PCR detected the effects of IL-34 on the expression of IL-10 and TNFα in THP-1 cells...
April 25, 2017: Sheng Wu Gong Cheng Xue Bao, Chinese Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919998/reciprocal-influence-of-b-cells-and-tumor-macro-and-microenvironments-in-the-apc-min-model-of-colorectal-cancer
#18
Francesca Mion, Stefania Vetrano, Silvia Tonon, Viviana Valeri, Andrea Piontini, Alessia Burocchi, Luciana Petti, Barbara Frossi, Alessandro Gulino, Claudio Tripodo, Mario P Colombo, Carlo E Pucillo
One of the most fascinating aspects of the immune system is its dynamism, meant as the ability to change and readapt according to the organism needs. Following an insult, we assist to the spontaneous organization of different immune cells which cooperate, locally and at distance, to build up an appropriate response. Throughout tumor progression, adaptations within the systemic tumor environment, or macroenvironment, result in the promotion of tumor growth, tumor invasion and metastasis to distal organs, but also to dramatic changes in the activity and composition of the immune system...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919508/pro-inflammatory-chitosan-poly-%C3%AE-glutamic-acid-nanoparticles-modulate-human-antigen-presenting-cells-phenotype-and-revert-their-pro-invasive-capacity
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Flávia Castro, Marta L Pinto, Andreia M Silva, Catarina L Pereira, Graciosa Q Teixeira, Maria Gomez-Lazaro, Susana G Santos, Mário A Barbosa, Raquel M Gonçalves, Maria J Oliveira
Anticancer immune responses depend on efficient presentation of tumor antigens and co-stimulatory signals provided by antigen-presenting cells (APCs). However, it is described that immature dendritic cells (DCs) and macrophages at the tumor site may have an immunosuppressive profile, which limits the activity of effector T cells and supports tumor progression. Therapeutic targeting of these innate immune cells, either aiming at their elimination or re-polarization towards an immunostimulatory profile, has been pointed as an attractive approach to control tumor progression...
September 14, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919433/the-p2x7-receptor-in-dorsal-root-ganglia-is-involved-in-hiv-gp120-associated-neuropathic-pain
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Bing Wu, Lichao Peng, Jinyan Xie, Lifang Zou, Qicheng Zhu, Huaide Jiang, Zhihua Yi, Shouyu Wang, Yun Xue, Yun Gao, Guilin Li, Shuangmei Liu, Chunping Zhang, Guodong Li, Shangdong Liang, Huangui Xiong
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-associated neuropathic pain is common, and studies have shown that HIV envelope glycoprotein 120 (gp120) can directly stimulate primary sensory afferent neurons causing hyperalgesia. The P2X7 receptor in the dorsal root ganglia (DRG) is involved in pain transmission and is closely related to the inflammatory and immune response. In this study, we aimed to explore the role of the P2X7 receptor in gp120-induced neuropathic pain using a rat model specific for this type of pain...
September 14, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
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