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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615128/17%C3%AE-estradiol-and-progesterone-decrease-mdp-induced-nod2-expression-in-bovine-mammary-epithelial-cells
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Dan-Dan Xu, Gang Wang, Xian-Jing He, Jian-Fa Wang, Bin Yang, Zhi-Peng Sun, Dong-Bo Sun, Qian-Yu He, Xu Zhang, Rui Wu
During the periparturient period, many neuroendocrine changes develop in cows. Periparturient hormone fluxes may adversely affect mammary gland immunity and mastitis susceptibility. 17β-Estradiol (E2) and progesterone (P4) have been reported to function on immune regulation, and their concentration fluctuates dramatically during the perinatal period. Nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain (NOD)-like receptors (NLRs) mediate numerous aspects of innate immunity in humans and experimental animals. This study aimed to explore the effects of E2 and P4 on NOD2 expression in bovine mammary epithelial cells (BMECs)...
June 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611773/fatty-acid-oxidation-compensates-for-lipopolysaccharide-induced-warburg-effect-in-glucose-deprived-monocytes
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Nora Raulien, Kathleen Friedrich, Sarah Strobel, Stefan Rubner, Sven Baumann, Martin von Bergen, Antje Körner, Martin Krueger, Manuela Rossol, Ulf Wagner
Monocytes enter sites of microbial or sterile inflammation as the first line of defense of the immune system and initiate pro-inflammatory effector mechanisms. We show that activation with bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induces them to undergo a metabolic shift toward aerobic glycolysis, similar to the Warburg effect observed in cancer cells. At sites of inflammation, however, glucose concentrations are often drastically decreased, which prompted us to study monocyte function under conditions of glucose deprivation and abrogated Warburg effect...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603414/iron-oxide-nanoparticles-and-induced-autophagy-in-human-monocytes
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QiHong Wu, RongRong Jin, Ting Feng, Li Liu, Li Yang, YuHong Tao, James M Anderson, Hua Ai, Hong Li
Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles have been widely used in biomedical applications, but understanding of their interactions with the biological immune system is relatively limited. This work is focused on dextran-coated iron oxide nanoparticles and their induced autophagy in human monocytes. We found that these nanoparticles can be taken up by human monocytes, followed by localization within vesicles or free in cytoplasm. Autophagosome formation was observed with increased expression of LC3II protein, the specific marker of autophagy...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596293/the-uncoupling-of-autophagy-and-zinc-homeostasis-in-airway-epithelial-cells-as-a-fundamental-contributor-to-copd
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Eugene Roscioli, Hai Bac Tran, Hubertus Jersmann, Phan Tien Nguyen, Emily Hopkins, Susan Elizabeth Lester, Nigel Farrow, Peter D Zalewski, Paul N Reynolds, Sandra Hodge
The proper regulation of Zinc (Zn) trafficking proteins and the cellular distribution of Zn is critical for the maintenance of autophagic processes. However, there have been no studies which have examined Zn dyshomeostasis and the disease-related modulation of autophagy observed in the airways afflicted with COPD. We hypothesized that dysregulated autophagy in airway epithelial cells (AEC) is related to Zn dysregulation in cigarette smoke (CS)-induced COPD. We applied a human ex vivo air-liquid interface model, a murine model of smoke-exposure, and human lung tissues, and investigated Zn, ZIP1 and ZIP2 Zn-influx proteins, autophagy (Microtubule-associated 1A/1B-light chain-3 (LC3), Beclin-1), autophagic flux (Sequestosome), apoptosis (Bcl2; X-Linked Inhibitor of Apoptosis (XIAP), Poly (ADP)-ribose Polymerase (PARP)), and inflammation (TSLP, RANTES, and IL-1β)...
June 8, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592540/covalent-linkage-of-hiv-1-trimers-to-synthetic-liposomes-elicits-improved-b-cell-and-antibody-responses
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Shridhar Bale, Geraldine Goebrecht, Armando Stano, Richard Wilson, Takayuki Ota, Karen Tran, Jidnyasa Ingale, Michael B Zwick, Richard T Wyatt
We have demonstrated that a liposomal array of well-ordered trimers enhances B cell activation, germinal center formation and the elicitation of tier-2 autologous neutralizing antibodies. Previously, we coupled well-ordered cleavage-independent NFL trimer via their C-terminal poly-histidine tails to nickel-lipids integrated into the lipid bilayer. Despite favorable in vivo effects, concern remains over the potentially longer term in vivo instability of non-covalent linkage of the trimers to the liposomes. Accordingly, we tested both cobalt coupling and covalent linkage of the trimers to the liposomes by reengineering the poly-histidine tail to include a free cysteine on each protomer of model BG505 NFL trimers to allow covalent linkage...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580850/-advances-in-the-pathogenesis-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Alajos Pár, Gabriella Pár
Non alcoholic fatty liver disease is the hepatic manifestation of metabolic syndrome, and the most common liver disease. Its more aggressive form is the non alcoholic steatohepatitis. Multiple genetic and environmental factors lead to the accumulation of triglicerides and the inflammatory cascade. High fat diet, obesity, adipocyte dysfunction with cytokine production, insulin resistance and increased lipolysis with free fatty acid flux into the liver - all are the drivers of liver cell injury. Activation of inflammasome by damage- or pathogen-associated molecular patterns results in "steril inflammation" and immune response, while the hepatic stellate cells and progenitor cells lead to fibrogenesis...
June 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575583/the-critical-role-played-by-endotoxin-induced-liver-autophagy-in-the-maintenance-of-lipid-metabolism-during-sepsis
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Ki Wung Chung, Kyung Mok Kim, Yeon Ja Choi, Hye Jin An, Bonggi Lee, Dae Hyun Kim, Eun Kyeong Lee, Eunok Im, Jaewon Lee, Dong Soon Im, Byung Pal Yu, Hae Young Chung
Macroautophagy/autophagy is a central mechanism by which cells maintain integrity and homeostasis, and endotoxin-induced autophagy plays important roles in innate immunity. Although TLR4 stimulation mediated by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) also upregulates autophagy in hepatocytes and liver, its physiological role remains elusive. The objective of this study was to determine the role of LPS-induced autophagy in the regulation of liver lipid metabolism. LPS treatment (5 mg/kg) increased autophagy, as detected by LC3 conversion and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) analysis in C57BL6 mouse livers...
June 2, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555747/liver-x-receptors-link-lipid-metabolism-and-inflammation
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REVIEW
Ira G Schulman
The response of immune cells to pathogens is often associated with changes in the flux through basic metabolic pathways. Indeed, in many cases changes in metabolism appear to be necessary for a robust immune response. The Liver X receptors (LXRs) are members of the nuclear hormone receptor superfamily that regulate gene networks controlling cholesterol and lipid metabolism. In immune cells, particularly in macrophages, LXRs also inhibit pro-inflammatory gene expression. This Review will highlight recent studies that connect LXR-dependent control of lipid metabolism to regulation of the immune response...
May 27, 2017: FEBS Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542477/mycobacterium-tuberculosis-arrests-host-cycle-at-the-g1-s-transition-to-establish-long-term-infection
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Bridgette M Cumming, Md Aejazur Rahman, Dirk A Lamprecht, Kyle H Rohde, Vikram Saini, John H Adamson, David G Russell, Adrie J C Steyn
Signals modulating the production of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) virulence factors essential for establishing long-term persistent infection are unknown. The WhiB3 redox regulator is known to regulate the production of Mtb virulence factors, however the mechanisms of this modulation are unknown. To advance our understanding of the mechanisms involved in WhiB3 regulation, we performed Mtb in vitro, intraphagosomal and infected host expression analyses. Our Mtb expression analyses in conjunction with extracellular flux analyses demonstrated that WhiB3 maintains bioenergetic homeostasis in response to available carbon sources found in vivo to establish Mtb infection...
May 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536183/the-nlrp3-inflammasome-contributes-to-sarcopenia-and-lower-muscle-glycolytic-potential-in-old-mice
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Marin Jane McBride, Kevin P Foley, Donna M D'souza, Yujin E Li, Trevor C Lau, Thomas J Hawke, Jonathan D Schertzer
The mechanisms underpinning decreased skeletal muscle strength and slowing of movement during aging are ill-defined. "Inflammaging" - increased inflammation with advancing age - may contribute to aspects of sarcopenia, but little is known about the participatory immune components. We discovered that aging was associated with increased caspase-1 activity in mouse skeletal muscle. We hypothesized that the caspase-1 containing NLRP3 inflammasome contributes to sarcopenia in mice. Male C57BL/6J wild type (WT) and NLRP3(-/-) mice were aged to 10 months (adult) and 24 months (old)...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534248/immune-checkpoint-inhibitor-therapy-what-line-of-therapy-and-how-to-choose
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REVIEW
Chethan Ramamurthy, James L Godwin, Hossein Borghaei
Immunotherapy is now an established part of the treatment paradigm for advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), but the line of therapy and the sequence of agents are still in flux. In this time when much is to be learned, the optimal therapy for most patients in both the first-line and previously treated settings is in the context of a clinical trial. For standard therapy, however, there are good data to support the practice of programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) testing in the front-line advanced setting and to use pembrolizumab as first-line therapy for those with ≥50% PD-L1 expression...
June 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533780/innate-immune-function-of-mitochondrial-metabolism
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REVIEW
David Sancho, Michel Enamorado, Johan Garaude
Sensing of microbe-associated molecular patterns or danger signals by innate immune receptors drives a complex exchange of information. Innate receptor signaling not only triggers transcriptional events but also induces profound changes in metabolic fluxes, redox balance, and metabolite abundance thereby influencing immune cell function. Mitochondria are at the core of metabolic adaptation to the changing environment. The close interaction between mitochondrial metabolism and immune signaling has emerged as a central regulator of innate sensing...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530276/focus-a-metaheuristic-algorithm-for-computing-knockouts-from-genome-scale-models-for-strain-optimization
#13
Sarma Mutturi
Although handful tools are available for constraint-based flux analysis to generate knockout strains, most of these are either based on bilevel-MIP or its modifications. However, metaheuristic approaches that are known for their flexibility and scalability have been less studied. Moreover, in the existing tools, sectioning of search space to find optimal knocks has not been considered. Herein, a novel computational procedure, termed as FOCuS (Flower-pOllination coupled Clonal Selection algorithm), was developed to find the optimal reaction knockouts from a metabolic network to maximize the production of specific metabolites...
May 22, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518216/queen-presence-mediates-the-relationship-between-collective-behavior-and-disease-susceptibility-in-ant-colonies
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Carl N Keiser, Svjetlana Vojvodic, Imani O Butler, Elizabeth Sartain, Volker H W Rudolf, Julia B Saltz
The success of social living can be explained, in part, by a group's ability to execute collective behaviors unachievable by solitary individuals. However, groups vary in their ability to execute these complex behaviors, often because they vary in their phenotypic composition. Group membership changes over time due to mortality or emigration, potentially leaving groups vulnerable to ecological challenges in times of flux. In some societies, the loss of important individuals (e.g., leaders, elites, queens) may have an especially detrimental effect on groups' ability to deal with these challenges...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Animal Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513846/a-calmodulin-like-protein-regulates-plasmodesmal-closure-during-bacterial-immune-responses
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Bo Xu, Cécilia Cheval, Anuphon Laohavisit, Bradleigh Hocking, David Chiasson, Tjelvar S G Olsson, Ken Shirasu, Christine Faulkner, Matthew Gilliham
Plants sense microbial signatures via activation of pattern recognition receptors (PPRs), which trigger a range of cellular defences. One response is the closure of plasmodesmata, which reduces symplastic connectivity and the capacity for direct molecular exchange between host cells. Plasmodesmal flux is regulated by a variety of environmental cues but the downstream signalling pathways are poorly defined, especially the way in which calcium regulates plasmodesmal closure. Here, we identify that closure of plasmodesmata in response to bacterial flagellin, but not fungal chitin, is mediated by a plasmodesmal-localized Ca(2+) -binding protein Calmodulin-like 41 (CML41)...
May 17, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512174/dynamic-changes-in-pd-l1-expression-and-immune-infiltrates-early-during-treatment-predict-response-to-pd-1-blockade-in-melanoma
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Ricardo E Vilain, Alexander M Menzies, James S Wilmott, Hojabr Kakavand, Jason Madore, Alexander Guminski, Elizabeth Liniker, Ben Kong, Adam Cooper, Julie R Howle, Robyn P M Saw, Valerie Jakrot, Serigne Lo, John F Thompson, Matteo S Carlino, Richard F Kefford, Georgina V Long, Richard A Scolyer
Disruption of PD-L1/cytotoxic T-cell PD-1 signalling by immune-checkpoint inhibitors improves survival in cancer patients. This study sought to identify changes in tumoral PD-L1 expression and tumor-associated immune cell flux with anti-PD1 therapies in melanoma patients, particularly early during treatment, and correlate them with treatment response<br /><br />Experimental Design: Forty-six tumor biopsies from 23 unresectable AJCC Stage III/IV melanoma patients receiving pembrolizumab/nivolumab were analyzed...
May 16, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480159/tracing-insights-into-human-metabolism-using-chemical-engineering-approaches
#17
Thekla Cordes, Christian M Metallo
Metabolism coordinates the conversion of available nutrients toward energy, biosynthetic intermediates, and signaling molecules to mediate virtually all biological functions. Dysregulation of metabolic pathways contributes to many diseases, so a detailed understanding of human metabolism has significant therapeutic implications. Over the last decade major technological advances in the areas of analytical chemistry, computational estimation of intracellular fluxes, and biological engineering have improved our ability to observe and engineer metabolic pathways...
November 2016: Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469008/the-early-response-during-the-interaction-of-fungal-phytopathogen-and-host-plant
#18
REVIEW
Yilin Shen, Na Liu, Chuang Li, Xin Wang, Xiaomeng Xu, Wan Chen, Guozhen Xing, Wenming Zheng
Plants can be infected by a variety of pathogens, most of which can cause severe economic losses. The plants resist the invasion of pathogens via the innate or acquired immune system for surviving biotic stress. The associations between plants and pathogens are sophisticated beyond imaging and the interactions between them can occur at a very early stage after their touching each other. A number of researchers in the past decade have shown that many biochemical events appeared even as early as 5 min after their touching for plant disease resistance response...
May 2017: Open Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460464/ppar%C3%AE-activation-by-troglitazone-enhances-human-lung-cancer-cells-to-trail-induced-apoptosis-via-autophagy-flux
#19
Uddin Md Nazim, Ji-Hong Moon, You-Jin Lee, Jae-Won Seol, Sang-Youel Park
Members of the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) transmembrane cytokine superfamily, such as TNFα and Fas ligand (FasL), play crucial roles in inflammation and immunity. TRAIL is a member of this superfamily with the ability to selectively trigger cancer cell death but does not motive cytotoxicity to most normal cells. Troglitazone are used in the cure of type II diabetes to reduce blood glucose levels and improve the sensitivity of an amount of tissues to insulin. In this study, we revealed that troglitazone could trigger TRAIL-mediated apoptotic cell death in human lung adenocarcinoma cells...
April 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439552/direct-observation-of-chiral-currents-and-magnetic-reflection-in-atomic-flux-lattices
#20
Fangzhao Alex An, Eric J Meier, Bryce Gadway
The prospect of studying topological matter with the precision and control of atomic physics has driven the development of many techniques for engineering artificial magnetic fields and spin-orbit interactions. Recently, the idea of introducing nontrivial topology through the use of internal (or external) atomic states as effective "synthetic dimensions" has garnered attraction for its versatility and possible immunity from heating. We engineer tunable gauge fields through the local control of tunneling phases in an effective two-dimensional manifold of discrete atomic momentum states...
April 2017: Science Advances
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