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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444847/complement-dependence-of-murine-costimulatory-blockade-resistant-cellular-cardiac-allograft-rejection
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Nicholas Chun, Robert L Fairchild, Yansui Li, Jinhua Liu, Ming Zhang, William M Baldwin, Peter S Heeger
Building upon studies showing that ischemia/reperfusion-(IR)-injury is complement-dependent, we tested links among complement activation, transplant associated ischemia-reperfusion injury, and murine cardiac allograft rejection. We transplanted BALB/c hearts subjected to 8h cold ischemic storage (CIS) into CTLA4Ig-treated WT or c3(-/-) B6 recipients. Whereas allografts subjected to 8h CIS rejected in WT recipients with a median survival time (MST) of 37d, identically treated hearts survived >60d in c3(-/-) mice (p<0...
April 26, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442885/complement-c5a-receptor-knockout-has-diminished-light-induced-microglia-macrophage-retinal-migration
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Delu Song, Michael E Sulewski, Chenguang Wang, Jiantao Song, Rupak Bhuyan, Jacob Sterling, Esther Clark, Wen-Chao Song, Joshua L Dunaief
PURPOSE: The complement system is involved in the pathogenesis of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Because activated microglia are also associated with AMD, we studied the relationship between complement anaphylatoxin receptors and microglial recruitment. METHODS: We assessed the effect of anaphylatoxin C3a receptor (C3aR) and C5a receptor (C5aR) knockout (KO) on light damage-induced migration of microglia/macrophages into the mouse outer retina via immunofluorescence and real-time quantitative PCR...
2017: Molecular Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442393/progesterone-receptors-pr-mediate-stat-actions-pr-and-prolactin-receptor-signaling-crosstalk-in-breast-cancer-models
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Katherine A Leehy, Thu H Truong, Laura J Mauro, Carol A Lange
Estrogen is the major mitogenic stimulus of mammary gland development during puberty wherein ER signaling acts to induce abundant PR expression. PR signaling, in contrast, is the primary driver of mammary epithelial cell proliferation in adulthood. The high circulating levels of progesterone during pregnancy signal through PR, inducing expression of the prolactin receptor (PRLR). Cooperation between PR and prolactin (PRL) signaling, via regulation of downstream components in the PRL signaling pathway including JAKs and STATs, facilitates the alveolar morphogenesis observed during pregnancy...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440734/cholinergic-activation-suppresses-palmitate-induced-macrophage-activation-and-improves-acylation-stimulating-protein-resistance-in-co-cultured-adipocytes
#4
Jing Wu, Zhou-Yang Jiao, Rui-Zhen Li, Hui-Ling Lu, Hao-Hao Zhang, Katherine Cianflone
Acylation-stimulating protein (ASP), produced through activation of the alternative complement immune system, modulates lipid metabolism. Using a trans-well co-culture cell model, the mitigating role of α7-nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7nAChR)-mediated cholinergic pathway on ASP resistance was evaluated. ASP signaling in adipocytes via its receptor C5L2 and signaling intermediates Gαq, Gβ, phosphorylated protein kinase C-α, and protein kinase C-ζ were markedly suppressed in the presence of TNFα or medium from palmitate-treated RAW264...
May 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439485/treatment-of-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-in-the-era-of-eculizumab
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Rawaa Ebrahem, Salam Kadhem, Quoc Truong
Hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) is the triad of microangiopathic hemolytic anemia (MAHA), thrombocytopenia, and acute kidney injury (AKI); the main cause of multi-organ failure is related to thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA). Atypical HUS (aHUS) is a disease of uncontrolled complement activation associated with a high mortality rate and most cases progress to end-stage renal disease. About 50% of patients with this syndrome carry mutations in genes that encode complement proteins. Also, aHUS constitutes an over-activation of the complement pathway which is either inherited, acquired, or both...
March 23, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424577/investigation-of-endocytic-pathways-for-the-internalization-of-exosome-associated-oligomeric-alpha-synuclein
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Marion Delenclos, Teodora Trendafilova, Divya Mahesh, Ann M Baine, Simon Moussaud, Irene K Yan, Tushar Patel, Pamela J McLean
Misfolding and aggregation of alpha-synuclein (αsyn) resulting in cytotoxicity is a hallmark of Parkinson's disease (PD) and related synucleinopathies. The recent body of evidence indicates that αsyn can be released from neuronal cells by nonconventional exocytosis involving extracellular vesicles (EVs) such as exosomes. The transfer of αsyn between cells has been proposed to be an important mechanism of disease propagation in PD. To date, exosome trafficking mechanisms, including release and cell-cell transmission, have not been fully described...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412963/posttranslationally-modified-progesterone-receptors-direct-ligand-specific-expression-of-breast-cancer-stem-cell-associated-gene-programs
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Todd P Knutson, Thu H Truong, Shihong Ma, Nicholas J Brady, Megan E Sullivan, Ganesh Raj, Kathryn L Schwertfeger, Carol A Lange
BACKGROUND: Estrogen and progesterone are potent breast mitogens. In addition to steroid hormones, multiple signaling pathways input to estrogen receptor (ER) and progesterone receptor (PR) actions via posttranslational events. Protein kinases commonly activated in breast cancers phosphorylate steroid hormone receptors (SRs) and profoundly impact their activities. METHODS: To better understand the role of modified PRs in breast cancer, we measured total and phospho-Ser294 PRs in 209 human breast tumors represented on 2754 individual tissue spots within a tissue microarray and assayed the regulation of this site in human tumor explants cultured ex vivo...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411212/insights-into-the-effects-of-complement-factor-h-on-the-assembly-and-decay-of-the-alternative-pathway-c3-proconvertase-and-c3-convertase
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Serena Bettoni, Elena Bresin, Giuseppe Remuzzi, Marina Noris, Roberta Donadelli
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April 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400765/role-of-bacillus-licheniformis-vs16-derived-biosurfactant-in-mediating-immune-responses-in-carp-rohu-and-its-application-to-the-food-industry
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Sib Sankar Giri, Shib Sankar Sen, Jin Woo Jun, V Sukumaran, Se Chang Park
Multifarious applications of Bacillus licheniformis VS16-derived biosurfactant were explored. Labeo rohita fingerlings were injected intraperitoneally with 0.1 mL of phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) containing purified biosurfactant at 0 (control), 55 (S55), 110 (S110), 220 (S220), or 330 (S330) μg mL(-1) concentrations. Various immunological parameters and the expression of immune-related genes were measured at 7, 14, and 21 days post-administration (dpa). At 21 dpa, fish were challenged with Aeromonas hydrophila and mortality was recorded for 14 days...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391334/complement-activation-in-pauci-immune-necrotizing-and-crescentic-glomerulonephritis-results-of-a-proteomic-analysis
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Sanjeev Sethi, Ladan Zand, An S De Vriese, Ulrich Specks, Julie A Vrana, Siddak Kanwar, Paul Kurtin, Jason D Theis, Andrea Angioi, Lynn Cornell, Fernando C Fervenza
Background: Complement activation plays an important role in the pathophysiology of anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV), although it remains unclear which pathway is activated. Whether pauci-immune necrotizing crescentic glomerulonephritis (pauci-immune GN) with negative ANCA serology is part of the spectrum of AAV or a different disease entity is essentially unknown. Methods: We used proteomic analysis to delineate the complement profile in a series of 13 kidney biopsies of patients with pauci-immune GN, with either proteinase 3 (PR3) (five patients) or myeloperoxidase (MPO) antibodies (four patients) or with consistently negative ANCA serology (four patients)...
January 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391332/many-drugs-for-many-targets-novel-treatments-for-complement-mediated-glomerular-disease
#11
Joshua M Thurman
There is a large body of experimental and clinical evidence that complement activation contributes to glomerular injury in multiple different diseases. However, the underlying mechanisms that trigger complement activation vary from disease to disease. Immune complexes activate the classical pathway of complement in many types of glomerulonephritis, whereas the alternative pathway and mannose-binding lectin pathways are directly activated in some diseases. Eculizumab is an inhibitory antibody to C5 that has been approved for the treatment of atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome, and case reports suggest that it is also effective in other types of glomerulonephritis...
January 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390315/glutathione-inhibits-antibody-and-complement-mediated-immunologic-cell-injury-via-multiple-mechanisms
#12
Zhen Zhang, Xiling Zhang, Xin Fang, Manabu Niimi, Yanru Huang, Honglan Piao, Shan Gao, Jianglin Fan, Jian Yao
Antioxidant glutathione (GSH) plays an important role in the regulation of immunity. However, little is known about its effects on humoral immunity, especially its action on effector molecules like antibody and complement. Given that these molecules contain abundant disulfide bonds, we speculated that GSH might influence the action of these proteins via its thiol function. Using a model of a glomerular mesangial cell (MC) lysis induced by antibodies plus complement, we addressed this hypothesis. Exposure of rat MCs to anti-Thy-1 antibody plus complement or anti-MC rabbit serum caused a complement-dependent cell lysis, which was completely blocked by GSH...
March 31, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389360/characterization-and-functional-analysis-of-four-hyh-splicing-variants-in-arabidopsis-hypocotyl-elongation
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Chen Li, Lanlan Zheng, Jingxuan Zhang, Yanxia Lv, Jianping Liu, Xuanbin Wang, Gergo Palfalvi, Guodong Wang, Yonghong Zhang
Arabidopsis thaliana LONG HYPOCOTYL5 (HY5) is a positive regulator of the light signaling pathway. The hy5 mutant has an elongated hypocotyl in all light conditions, whereas the hy5 homolog (hyh) mutant has a very weak phenotype, but only in blue light. However, overexpression of HYH rescues the elongated hypocotyl phenotype in the hy5 null mutant. Here, we report the identification of four HYH splicing variants in Arabidopsis. Alternative splicing in the 5' region of the HYH gene occurred such that the proteins encoded by all four HYH variants retained their bZIP domain...
April 4, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381748/post-infectious-proliferative-glomerulonephritis-with-monoclonal-immunoglobulin-g-deposits-associated-with-complement-factor-h-mutation
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Eriko Takehara, Shintaro Mandai, Satomi Shikuma, Wataru Akita, Motoko Chiga, Takayasu Mori, Takashi Oda, Michio Kuwahara, Shinichi Uchida
A 55-year-old man developed rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis and nephrotic syndrome. A kidney biopsy specimen showed diffuse proliferative and crescentic glomerulonephritis with monoclonal IgG1κ, humps, and nephritis-associated plasmin receptor, indicating infection-associated proliferative glomerulonephritis with monoclonal immunoglobulin G deposits (PGNMID). Despite dialysis-dependent renal failure, symptomatic therapy resulted in spontaneous recovery of the renal function, mimicking post-infectious glomerulonephritis (PIGN)...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381574/defining-a-novel-role-for-the-coxsackie-and-adenovirus-receptor-in-human-adenovirus-serotype-5-transduction-in-vitro-in-the-presence-of-mouse-serum
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Estrella Lopez-Gordo, Andor Doszpoly, Margaret R Duffy, Lynda Coughlan, Angela C Bradshaw, Katie M White, Laura Denby, Stuart A Nicklin, Andrew H Baker
Human adenoviral serotype 5 (HAdV-5) vectors have predominantly hepatic tropism when delivered intravascularly, resulting in immune activation and toxicity. Coagulation FX binding to HAdV-5 mediates liver transduction and provides protection from virion neutralisation in mice. FX is dispensable for liver transduction in mice lacking IgM antibodies or complement, suggesting alternative transduction pathways exist. To identify novel factor(s) mediating HAdV-5 FX-independent entry, we investigated HAdV-5 transduction in vitro in the presence of serum from immunocompetent C57BL/6 or immunocompromised mice lacking IgM antibodies (Rag 2(-/-) and NSG)...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366782/identification-and-characterization-of-properdin-in-amphioxus-implications-for-a-functional-alternative-complement-pathway-in-the-basal-chordate
#16
Zhan Gao, Zengyu Ma, Baozhen Qu, Deyan Jiao, Shicui Zhang
A complement system operating via the alternative pathway similar to that of vertebrates has been demonstrated in the primitive chordate amphioxus. However, the factor P (fP), a positive regulator of the alternative pathway, remains elusive in amphioxus to date. In this study, we identified and characterized a properdin gene in the amphioxus B. japonicum, BjfP, which represents an archetype of vertebrate properdins. Real-time PCR analysis showed that the BjfP was ubiquitously expressed and its expression was significantly up-regulated following the challenge with bacteria or lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and lipoteichoic acid (LTA)...
March 30, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361664/network-based-analysis-of-transcriptional-profiles-from-chemical-perturbations-experiments
#17
Francesca Mulas, Amy Li, David H Sherr, Stefano Monti
BACKGROUND: Methods for inference and comparison of biological networks are emerging as powerful tools for the identification of groups of tightly connected genes whose activity may be altered during disease progression or due to chemical perturbations. Connectivity-based comparisons help identify aggregate changes that would be difficult to detect with differential analysis methods comparing individual genes. METHODS: In this study, we describe a pipeline for network comparison and its application to the analysis of gene expression datasets from chemical perturbation experiments, with the goal of elucidating the modes of actions of the profiled perturbations...
March 23, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324113/microrna-expression-patterns-involved-in-amyloid-beta-induced-retinal-degeneration
#18
Peirong Huang, Junran Sun, Fenghua Wang, Xueting Luo, Jingyang Feng, Qing Gu, Te Liu, Xiaodong Sun
Purpose: Dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is characterized by the accumulation of drusen under Bruch's membrane, and amyloid beta (Aβ) is speculated to be one of the key pathologic factors. While the detrimental effects of Aβ on retinas have been widely explored, Aβ-induced epigenetic regulatory changes have yet to be fully investigated. We therefore aimed to identify the microRNA (miRNA) expression profiles in an Aβ-induced mouse model of retinal degeneration. Methods: C57BL/6 mice were intravitreally injected with Aβ1-40 or PBS and the eye tissues were collected for hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) staining, apoptosis immunofluorescence staining, and miRNA profiling...
March 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316335/complement-in-anca-associated-vasculitis-mechanisms-and-implications-for-management
#19
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Min Chen, David R W Jayne, Ming-Hui Zhao
Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV) is a group of potentially life-threatening autoimmune diseases. The main histological feature in the kidneys of patients with AAV is pauci-immune necrotizing crescentic glomerulonephritis with little immunoglobulin and complement deposition in the glomerular capillary walls. The complement system was not, therefore, initially thought to be associated with the development of AAV. Accumulating evidence from animal models and clinical observations indicate, however, that activation of the complement system - and the alternative pathway in particular - is crucial for the development of AAV, and that the complement activation product C5a has a central role...
March 20, 2017: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314229/how-did-the-good-school-toolkit-reduce-the-risk-of-past-week-physical-violence-from-teachers-to-students-qualitative-findings-on-pathways-of-change-in-schools-in-luwero-uganda
#20
N Kyegombe, S Namakula, J Mulindwa, J Lwanyaaga, D Naker, S Namy, J Nakuti, J Parkes, L Knight, E Walakira, K M Devries
Violence against children is a serious violation of children's rights with significant impacts on current and future health and well-being. The Good School Toolkit (GST) is designed to prevent violence against children in primary schools through changing schools' operational cultures. Conducted in the Luwero District in Uganda between 2012 and 2014, findings from previous research indicate that the Toolkit reduced the odds of past week physical violence from school staff (OR = 0.40, 95%CI 0.26-0.64, p < 0...
May 2017: Social Science & Medicine
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