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Grégory Noël, Mireille Langouo Fontsa, Karen Willard-Gallo
The role of adaptive immunity is increasingly recognized as an important element both in the process of tumorigenesis and in the patient's response to treatment. While this understanding has led to new therapeutic strategies that potentiate the activities of tumor infiltrating lymphocytes, only a minority of patients attain durable responses. Metabolic activities in the tumor microenvironment, including hypoxia and acidity, can adversely affect immune responses, making the identification of metabolic biomarkers critically important for understanding and employing immunotherapies...
March 21, 2018: Seminars in Cancer Biology
Feilong Wang, Song Zhang, Ryounghoon Jeon, Ivan Vuckovic, Xintong Jiang, Amir Lerman, Clifford D Folmes, Petras D Dzeja, Joerg Herrmann
Classical activation of M1 macrophages with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is associated with a metabolic switch from oxidative phosphorylation to glycolysis. However, the generalizability of such metabolic remodeling to other modes of M1 macrophage stimulation, e.g. type II interferons (IFNs) such as IFNγ, has remained unknown as has the functional significance of aerobic glycolysis during macrophage activation. Here we demonstrate that IFNγ induces a rapid activation of aerobic glycolysis followed by a reduction in oxidative phosphorylation in M1 macrophages...
February 13, 2018: EBioMedicine
Andrew J Lewis, Jack J Miller, Angus Z Lau, Mary K Curtis, Oliver J Rider, Robin P Choudhury, Stefan Neubauer, Charles H Cunningham, Carolyn A Carr, Damian J Tyler
<u>Rationale:</u> Current cardiovascular clinical imaging techniques offer only limited assessment of innate immune cell driven inflammation, which is a potential therapeutic target in myocardial infarction (MI) and other diseases. Hyperpolarized magnetic resonance (MR) is an emerging imaging technology that generates contrast agents with 10-20,000 fold improvements in MR signal, enabling cardiac metabolite mapping. <u>Objective:</u> To determine whether hyperpolarized MR using [1-13 C]pyruvate can assess the local cardiac inflammatory response following MI...
February 12, 2018: Circulation Research
Kevin Beezhold, Craig A Byersdorfer
The immunology community has made significant strides in recent years in using the immune system to target and eliminate cancer. Therapies such as hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) are the standard of care treatment for several malignancies, while therapies incorporating chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells or checkpoint molecule blockade have been revolutionary. However, these approaches are not optimal for all cancers and in some cases, have failed outright. The greatest obstacle to making these therapies more effective may be rooted in one of the most basic concepts of cell biology, metabolism...
February 1, 2018: Cancer Letters
Rosemarie Krupar, Matthias G Hautmann, Ravi R Pathak, Indu Varier, Cassandra McLaren, Doris Gaag, Claus Hellerbrand, Matthias Evert, Simon Laban, Christian Idel, Vlad Sandulache, Sven Perner, Anja K Bosserhoff, Andrew G Sikora
Tumor immune microenvironment and tumor metabolism are major determinants of chemoradiotherapy response. The interdependency and prognostic significance of specific immune and metabolic phenotypes in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) were assessed and changes in reactive oxygen species were evaluated as a mechanism of treatment response in tumor spheroid/immunocyte co-cultures. Pretreatment tumor biopsies were immunohistochemically characterized in 73 HNSCC patients treated by definitive chemoradiotherapy and correlated with survival...
January 2018: American Journal of Pathology
Shanker K Singh, Vivek K Singh, Priyambada Kumari, Udayraj P Nakade, Satish K Garg
The present study aimed to investigate the perturbations in immuno-metabolic and redox status of buffaloes with trypanosomosis. Thirteen buffaloes suffering from clinical trypanosomosis and eight apparently healthy buffaloes were included in the present study. Buffaloes with trypanosomosis found to have markedly elevated levels of interleukin-10 (IL-10), nonesterified fatty acids (NEFA) and beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHBA) in comparison with healthy controls. Whereas, total antioxidant capacity (TAC) and haemoglobin levels of buffaloes with trypanosomosis were significantly lower than the healthy controls...
April 2018: Parasitology International
F Lamers, Y Milaneschi, P de Jonge, E J Giltay, B W J H Penninx
BACKGROUND: Literature has shown that obesity, metabolic syndrome and inflammation are associated with depression, however, evidence suggests that these associations are specific to atypical depression. Which of the atypical symptoms are driving associations with obesity-related outcomes and inflammation is unknown. We evaluated associations between individual symptoms of depression (both atypical and non-atypical) and body mass index (BMI), metabolic syndrome components and inflammatory markers...
September 11, 2017: Psychological Medicine
Federica D'asta, Fenella Halstead, Paul Harrison, Sandra Zecchi Orlandini, Naiem Moiemen, Janet Lord
The infection of a wound is one of the major contributors to delays in healing and tissue regeneration. As multi-drug resistance to antibiotics is becoming a serious threat, research in this field has focused on finding new agents and strategies to fight infection and additionally to reduce healing times. The topical use of autologous Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) as a biological accelerator of the healing process, has been safely used as a form of treatment for wounds since the 1990s. Although the presence or absence of leucocytes in PRP preparation was previously neglected, in the last decade more attention has been paid to their role and several studies have been conducted to explore both their immuno-metabolic effects and their antimicrobial properties...
July 6, 2017: Platelets
Veronika Thöni, Alexandra Pfister, Andreas Melmer, Barbara Enrich, Karin Salzmann, Susanne Kaser, Claudia Lamina, Christoph F Ebenbichler, Hubert Hackl, Herbert Tilg, Alexander R Moschen
Context: An increase of bile acids (BAs), fibroblast growth factor 19 (FGF19), and glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) has been implicated in metabolic improvements after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and vertical sleeve gastrectomy. However, data are still conflicting regarding their role after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB). Objective: To assess the fasting BA, FGF19, and GLP-1 concentrations in plasma before and after LAGB and to test for correlations with immunometabolic parameters...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Katharina Ronacher, Reinout van Crevel, Julia A Critchley, Andrew A Bremer, Larry S Schlesinger, Anil Kapur, Randall Basaraba, Hardy Kornfeld, Blanca I Restrepo
There is growing interest in the re-emerging interaction between type 2 diabetes (DM) and TB, but the underlying biologic mechanisms are poorly understood despite their possible implications in clinical management. Experts in epidemiologic, public health, basic science, and clinical studies recently convened and identified research priorities for elucidating the underlying mechanisms for the co-occurrence of TB and DM. We identified gaps in current knowledge of altered immunity in patients with DM during TB, where most studies suggest an underperforming innate immunity, but exaggerated adaptive immunity to Mycobacterium tuberculosis...
July 2017: Chest
Heriberto Prado-García, Francisco Javier Sánchez-García
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2017: Frontiers in Immunology
Flavia M Souza-Smith, Stephen M Ford, Liz Simon, Patricia E Molina
Repeated binge-like alcohol intoxication (RBAI) induces whole-body insulin resistance, which is predicted to increase the risk for metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. Previously, we showed that acute alcohol intoxication increases mesenteric lymphatic permeability, perilymphatic adipose tissue (PLAT) inflammation, and circulating lipopolysaccharide levels in rats. We hypothesize that mesenteric lymphatic hyperpermeability, adipose tissue inflammation and associated dysregulated adipokine expression, and insulin signaling are central mechanisms underlying whole-body metabolic dysregulation resulting from RBAI...
August 2017: Shock
Vincenza Cifarelli, Stoyan Ivanov, Yan Xie, Ni-Huiping Son, Brian T Saunders, Terri A Pietka, Trevor M Shew, Jun Yoshino, Sinju Sundaresan, Nicholas O Davidson, Ira J Goldberg, Andrew E Gelman, Bernd H Zinselmeyer, Gwendalyn J Randolph, Nada A Abumrad
BACKGROUND & AIMS: CD36 has immuno-metabolic actions and is abundant in the small intestine on epithelial, endothelial and immune cells. We examined the role of CD36 in gut homeostasis using mice null for CD36 (CD36KO) and with CD36 deletion specific to enterocytes (Ent-CD36KO) or endothelial cells (EC-CD36KO). METHODS: Intestinal morphology was evaluated using immunohistochemistry and electron microscopy (EM). Intestinal inflammation was determined from neutrophil infiltration and expression of cytokines, toll-like receptors and COX-2...
January 2017: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Zheng Zhou, Timothy A Garrow, Xianwen Dong, Daniel N Luchini, Juan J Loor
BACKGROUND: Compared with choline, Met enhances milk yield and feed intake, and elicits a better immuno-metabolic status in periparturient cows. It is unknown whether hepatic activity and transcription of betaine-homocysteine methyltransferase (BHMT), 5-methyltetrahydrofolate-homocysteine methyltransferase (MTR), and cystathionine β-synthase (CBS) are responsive to Met and choline supply. OBJECTIVE: This study sought to characterize hepatic BHMT, MTR, and CBS transcription and activity in response to Met and choline supplementation...
January 2017: Journal of Nutrition
Yancui Huang, Eunyoung Park, Indika Edirisinghe, Britt M Burton-Freeman
Strawberries, rich in anthocyanins, attenuate meal-induced postprandial increases in inflammation and oxidative stress as well as improved post-meal insulin responses. While previous studies have focused on the health effects of strawberry consumption ingested with a meal, this study aimed to determine if consuming strawberries at alternative times near a meal would influence meal-induced oxidative-immuno-metabolic outcomes. Fourteen overweight healthy adults participated in a 3-arm, single-blinded, crossover clinical trial delivering a strawberry drink at 1 of 3 different time points: 2 hours before a standard meal, with the meal, or 2 hours after the meal...
December 7, 2016: Food & Function
Nada A Abumrad, Ira J Goldberg
CD36 is a multifunctional immuno-metabolic receptor with many ligands. One of its physiological functions in the heart is the high-affinity uptake of long-chain fatty acids (FAs) from albumin and triglyceride rich lipoproteins. CD36 deletion markedly reduces myocardial FA uptake in rodents and humans. The protein is expressed on endothelial cells and cardiomyocytes and at both sites is likely to contribute to FA uptake by the myocardium. CD36 also transduces intracellular signaling events that influence how the FA is utilized and mediate metabolic effects of FA in the heart...
October 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Sandra Heller, Chloe Cable, Harrison Penrose, Rania Makboul, Debjani Biswas, Maleen Cabe, Susan E Crawford, Suzana D Savkovic
Intestinal inflammation has been recently characterized by the dysregulation of lipids as metabolic and energy sources, revealing a novel feature of its pathophysiology. Because intracellular lipids, stored in dynamic lipid droplets (LDs), provide energy for cellular needs, we investigated whether they play a role in intestinal inflammation. In the inflamed intestine of mice, elevated LDs were found in colonic and infiltrating immune cells as shown by staining for the LD coat protein PLIN2 and for lipids with BODIPY...
May 15, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
B M M Antunes, S U Cayres, F S Lira, R A Fernandes
Metabolic alterations and cardiovascular diseases, such as atherosclerosis, are associated with lifestyle modifications, particularly the increase of physical inactivity and poor eating habits, which contribute to one of the main causes of death in modern times. Cardiovascular diseases are positively correlated with several illnesses, such as obesity, hypertension and dyslipidemia, and these disorders are known to contribute to changes in immune cells, cytokines and metabolism. Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by the formation of lipid plaques and fibrous tissue (atheroma) in the artery walls and this process is related to the oxidation of LDL-c (low density lipoprotein) and the formation of a particle, termed LDLox, which can generate toxic injury to the vessel wall...
2016: Current Cardiology Reviews
Ryan J Arsenault, Brett Trost, Michael H Kogut
The use of species-specific peptide arrays for the study of animal kinomes has a proven track record of success. This technique has been used in a variety of species for the study of host-pathogen interactions and metabolism. Species-specific peptide arrays have been designed previously for use with chicken but a turkey array has never been attempted. In addition, arrays designed around individual cellular functions have been designed and utilized, but cross-function immuno-metabolic arrays have not been considered previously...
2014: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
David Patsouris, Peter Qi, Abdikarim Abdullahi, Mile Stanojcic, Peter Chen, Alexandra Parousis, Saeid Amini-Nik, Marc G Jeschke
Burn is accompanied by long-lasting immuno-metabolic alterations referred to as hypermetabolism that are characterized by a considerable increase in resting energy expenditure and substantial whole-body catabolism. In burned patients, the length and magnitude of the hypermetabolic state is the highest of all patients and associated with profoundly increased morbidity and mortality. Unfortunately, the mechanisms involved in hypermetabolism are essentially unknown. We hypothesized that the adipose tissue plays a central role for the induction and persistence of hypermetabolism post-burn injury...
November 24, 2015: Cell Reports
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