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Interleukin receptor antagonist

Hyun Lee, Minoru Fujimoto, Tomoharu Ohkawara, Hiromi Honda, Satoshi Serada, Yoshio Terada, Tetsuji Naka
Recent evidence suggests that renal tubular injury plays a key role in deterioration of renal function in both chronic kidney disease (CKD) and acute kidney injury (AKI). Since commonly used biochemical indicators such as GFR, serum creatinine, blood urea nitrogen and creatinine clearance are inappropriate for detecting alteration in renal tubules, biomarkers reflecting renal tubular injury have been extensively explored. Our research group identified leucine rich α-2 glycoprotein (LRG) as a novel serum biomarker for various inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease...
March 16, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Jonatan Barrera-Chimal, Gabriel R Estrela, Sebastian M Lechner, Sébastien Giraud, Soumaya El Moghrabi, Shiem Kaaki, Peter Kolkhof, Thierry Hauet, Frédéric Jaisser
Acute kidney injury induced by ischemia/reperfusion is an independent risk factor for chronic kidney disease. Macrophage recruitment plays an essential role during the injury and repair phases after an ischemic episode in the kidney. Here we show that the novel non-steroidal mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist finerenone or selective myeloid mineralocorticoid receptor ablation protects against subsequent chronic dysfunction and fibrosis induced by an episode of bilateral kidney ischemia/reperfusion in mice...
March 13, 2018: Kidney International
Xiaoxing Kou, Xingtian Xu, Chider Chen, Maria Laura Sanmillan, Tao Cai, Yanheng Zhou, Claudio Giraudo, Anh Le, Songtao Shi
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are capable of secreting exosomes, extracellular vesicles, and cytokines to regulate cell and tissue homeostasis. However, it is unknown whether MSCs use a specific exocytotic fusion mechanism to secrete exosomes and cytokines. We show that Fas binds with Fas-associated phosphatase-1 (Fap-1) and caveolin-1 (Cav-1) to activate a common soluble N -ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor (NSF) attachment protein receptor (SNARE)-mediated membrane fusion mechanism to release small extracellular vesicles (sEVs) in MSCs...
March 14, 2018: Science Translational Medicine
Thenappan Thenappan, Mark L Ormiston, John J Ryan, Stephen L Archer
Pulmonary hypertension is defined as a resting mean pulmonary artery pressure of 25 mm Hg or above. This review deals with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a type of pulmonary hypertension that primarily affects the pulmonary vasculature. In PAH, the pulmonary vasculature is dynamically obstructed by vasoconstriction, structurally obstructed by adverse vascular remodeling, and pathologically non-compliant as a result of vascular fibrosis and stiffening. Many cell types are abnormal in PAH, including vascular cells (endothelial cells, smooth muscle cells, and fibroblasts) and inflammatory cells...
March 14, 2018: BMJ: British Medical Journal
Alexandros Briasoulis, Chakradhari Inampudi, Mohan Pala, Rabea Asleh, Paulino Alvarez, Jay Bhama
Approximately 50% of heart transplant programs currently employ a strategy of induction therapy (IT) with either interleukin-2 receptor antagonists (IL2RA) or polyclonal anti-thymocyte antibodies (ATG) during the early postoperative period. However, the overall utility of such therapy is uncertain and data comparing induction protocols are limited. The authors searched PubMed, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and through January 2018 for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) or observational controlled studies of IT vs no IT and IL2RA vs ATG...
March 13, 2018: Heart Failure Reviews
Peter M Grace, Xiaohui Wang, Keith A Strand, Michael V Baratta, Yingning Zhang, Erika L Galer, Hang Yin, Steven F Maier, Linda R Watkins
The absence of selective pharmacological tools is a major barrier to the in vivo study of microglia. To address this issue, we developed a Gq - and Gi -coupled Designer Receptor Exclusively Activated by a Designer Drug (DREADD) to enable selective stimulation or inhibition of microglia, respectively. DREADDs under a CD68 (microglia/macrophage) promoter were intrathecally transfected via an AAV9 vector. Naïve male rats intrathecally transfected with Gq (stimulatory) DREADDs exhibited significant allodynia following intrathecal administration of the DREADD-selective ligand clozapine-N-oxide (CNO), which was abolished by intrathecal interleukin-1 receptor antagonist...
March 9, 2018: Experimental Neurology
Shayna E Thomas-Jardin, Mohammed S Kanchwala, Joan Jacob, Sana Merchant, Rachel K Meade, Nagham M Gahnim, Afshan F Nawas, Chao Xing, Nikki A Delk
BACKGROUND: In immunosurveillance, bone-derived immune cells infiltrate the tumor and secrete inflammatory cytokines to destroy cancer cells. However, cancer cells have evolved mechanisms to usurp inflammatory cytokines to promote tumor progression. In particular, the inflammatory cytokine, interleukin-1 (IL-1), is elevated in prostate cancer (PCa) patient tissue and serum, and promotes PCa bone metastasis. IL-1 also represses androgen receptor (AR) accumulation and activity in PCa cells, yet the cells remain viable and tumorigenic; suggesting that IL-1 may also contribute to AR-targeted therapy resistance...
March 11, 2018: Prostate
Christian Herder, Andreas Schmitt, Florian Budden, André Reimer, Bernhard Kulzer, Michael Roden, Thomas Haak, Norbert Hermanns
BACKGROUND: Depressive disorders represent a frequent comorbidity of type 1 diabetes (T1D) and type 2 diabetes (T2D). Subclinical inflammation increases the risk of depressive symptoms in the general population, but the relationship appears complex and bidirectional, and longitudinal data from patients with diabetes are lacking. Therefore, this study aimed to analyse associations between changes in depressive symptoms and changes in biomarkers of inflammation in patients with T1D and T2D and to investigate the hypothesis that higher baseline levels of biomarkers of inflammation are related to a less pronounced reduction of depressive symptoms over time...
March 6, 2018: Psychoneuroendocrinology
Christian Herder, Andreas Schmitt, Florian Budden, André Reimer, Bernhard Kulzer, Michael Roden, Thomas Haak, Norbert Hermanns
Subclinical inflammation has been implicated in the development of depression, a common comorbidity of type 1 diabetes (T1D) and type 2 diabetes (T2D). This study aimed to characterise the relationships between biomarkers of inflammation and depressive symptoms in T1D and T2D. Biomarkers of inflammation were measured in serum of participants with elevated depressive symptoms and T1D (n = 389, mean age 38 years, diabetes duration 15 ± 11 years) or T2D (n = 204, mean age 56 years, diabetes duration 13 ± 8 years)...
March 9, 2018: Translational Psychiatry
Minke H T Hartman, Hilde E Groot, Irene Mateo Leach, Jacco C Karper, Pim van der Harst
Many cytokines are currently under investigation as potential target to improve cardiac function and outcome in the setting of acute myocardial infarction (MI) or chronic heart failure (HF). Here we aim to provide a translational overview of cytokine inhibiting therapies tested in experimental models and clinical studies. In various experimental studies, inhibition of interleukin-1 (IL-1), -6 (IL-6), -8 (IL-8), monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1), CC- and CXC chemokines, and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) had beneficial effects on cardiac function and outcome...
February 15, 2018: Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine
A B Gottlieb, K Gordon, S Hsu, B Elewski, L F Eichenfield, L Kircik, S Rastogi, R Pillai, R Israel
BACKGROUND: Patients with psoriasis have lesional symptoms, including itch, which can reduce quality of life. The efficacy and safety of brodalumab, an interleukin-17 receptor A antagonist, in treating moderate-to-severe psoriasis have been reported in 3 randomized, controlled, phase 3 trials (AMAGINE-1/-2/-3). OBJECTIVE: The effect of brodalumab on lesional symptoms was assessed using the psoriasis symptom inventory (PSI), a validated patient-reported instrument...
March 6, 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Wei Zhang, Biao Zhong, Chi Zhang, Congfeng Luo, Yulin Zhan
Inflammatory cytokines commonly initiate extreme changes in the synovium and cartilage microenvironment of osteoarthritis (OA) patients, which subsequently cause cellular dysfunction, especially in chondrocytes. It has been reported that induction of the purinergic P2X7 receptor (P2X7R) can regulate the expression of a variety of inflammatory factors, including interleukin (IL)-6 and -8, leading to OA pathogenesis. However, knowledge of the mechanism of upregulation of P2X7R in OA is still incomplete, and its role in chondrocyte proliferation is also not clear...
March 2018: FEBS Open Bio
Panteha Eshtiaghi, Melinda J Gooderham
Introduction: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a recurrent, pruritic inflammatory skin disease with complex immunopathogenesis characterized by a dominant TH 2 response. Dupilumab is an interleukin (IL)-4 receptor alpha antagonist that subsequently blocks IL-4 and IL-13 signaling. It has recently been approved for the treatment of adult patients with moderate-to-severe AD whose current treatment options are limited. Aim: This article reviews the evidence of clinical efficacy, safety, and patient-reported out-come (PRO) measures from Phase I-III trials of dupilumab in adult patients with moderate-to-severe AD...
2018: Core Evidence
Carlene Petes, Mélissa K Mariani, Yawen Yang, Nathalie Grandvaux, Katrina Gee
Interleukin (IL)-30, the IL-27p28 subunit of the heterodimeric cytokine IL-27, acts as an antagonist of IL-27 and IL-6 signaling in murine cells via glycoprotein 130 (gp130) receptor and additional binding partners. Thus far, functions of IL-30 have not been fully elucidated in human cells. We demonstrate that like IL-27, IL-30 upregulated TLR4 expression to enhance lipopolysaccharide-induced TNF-α production in human monocytes; however, these IL-30-mediated activities did not reach the same levels of cytokine induction compared to IL-27...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
Sílvia Castany, Georgia Gris, José Miguel Vela, Enrique Verdú, Pere Boadas-Vaello
Sigma-1 receptor (σ1 R) knockout (KO) CD1 mice, generated by homologous recombination, and separate pharmacological studies in wild type (WT) mice were done to investigate the role of this receptor in the development of pain-related behaviours (thermal hyperalgesia and mechanical allodynia) in mice after spinal cord contusion injury (SCI) - a model of central neuropathic pain. The modulatory effect of σ1 R KO on extracellular mediators and signalling pathways in the spinal cord was also investigated. In particular, changes in the expression of inflammatory cytokines (tumour necrosis factor TNF-α, interleukin IL-1β) and both the expression and activation (phosphorylation) of the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor subunit 2B (NR2B-NMDA) and extracellular signal-regulated kinases (ERK1/2) were analysed...
March 1, 2018: Scientific Reports
Pablo Torres-Vergara, Jeffrey Penny
OBJECTIVES: The effects of anti-inflammatory glucocorticoids dexamethasone (DX) and hydrocortisone (HC), pro-inflammatory cytokine interleukin-1β (IL-1β) and dietary long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) on expression and activity of the ATP-binding cassette transporter P-glycoprotein (P-GP) were studied in porcine brain endothelial cells (PBECs). METHODS: Primary PBECs were treated for 24 h with glucocorticoids, IL-1β and long-chain PUFAs. P-GP activity was determined by measuring intracellular calcein accumulation and P-GP expression by Western blotting...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Gianfranco Caselli, Albino Bonazzi, Marco Lanza, Flora Ferrari, Daniele Maggioni, Cristian Ferioli, Roberto Giambelli, Eleonora Comi, Silvia Zerbi, Marco Perrella, Ornella Letari, Elena Di Luccio, Milena Colovic, Stefano Persiani, Tiziano Zanelli, Laura Mennuni, Tiziana Piepoli, Lucio Claudio Rovati
BACKGROUND: Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2 ) acts via its EP4 receptor as a cytokine amplifier (e.g., interleukin [IL]-6) and induces the differentiation and expansion of inflammatory T-helper (Th) lymphocytes. These mechanisms play a key role in the onset and progression of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We present the pharmacological characterisation of CR6086, a novel EP4 receptor antagonist, and provide evidence for its potential as a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD). METHODS: CR6086 affinity and pharmacodynamics were studied in EP4-expressing HEK293 cells by radioligand binding and cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) production, respectively...
March 1, 2018: Arthritis Research & Therapy
Cui Li, Yuan-Yuan Liu, Gui-Qiu Zhao, Jing Lin, Cheng-Ye Che, Nan Jiang, Na Li, Jie Zhang, Kun He, Xu-Dong Peng
AIM: To investigate the anti-inflammatory role of vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) in Aspergillus fumigatus ( A. fumigatus ) ketatitis. METHODS: Expression of VIP was tested by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in C57BL/6 and BALB/c normal and A. fumigatus infected corneas. C57BL/6 mice were pretreated with recombinant (r) VIP, while BALB/c mice were pretreated with VIP antagonist, and then infected with A. fumigatus . Clinical score was recorded. Expression of pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines, toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), lectin-like oxidized low-density lipoprotein receptor 1 (LOX-1), and neutrophil infiltration were tested by PCR, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), and myeloperoxidase (MPO) assay...
2018: International Journal of Ophthalmology
Yan Liu, Xiao-Xiao Rui, Hui Shi, Yi-Hua Qiu, Yu-Ping Peng
BACKGROUND Norepinephrine (NE), a neurotransmitter released from the sympathetic nerves, has been shown to be involved in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, its role in the sympathetic nervous system in RA is divergent. Herein, we demonstrate that the sympathetic neurotransmitter NE exerts an anti-inflammatory effect in collagen-induced arthritis (CIA), a mouse model of RA, by inhibiting Th17 cell differentiation and function via β2-adrenergic receptor (β2-AR) signaling. MATERIAL AND METHODS CIA was prepared by intradermal injection of collagen type II in the tail base of DBA1/J mice...
February 27, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Ruimeng Yang, Chong Duan, Liya Yuan, John A Engelbach, Christina I Tsien, Scott C Beeman, Carlos J Perez-Torres, Xia Ge, Keith M Rich, Joseph J H Ackerman, Joel R Garbow
PURPOSE: There is mounting evidence that, in addition to angiogenesis, hypoxia-induced inflammation via the hypoxia-inducible factor 1α (HIF-1α)-CXC chemokine receptor 4 (CXCR4) pathway may contribute to the pathogenesis of late-onset, irradiation-induced necrosis. This study investigates the mitigative efficacy of an HIF-1α inhibitor, topotecan, and a CXCR4 antagonist, AMD3100, on the development of radiation necrosis (RN) in an intracranial mouse model. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Mice received a single-fraction, 50-Gy dose of hemispheric irradiation from the Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion and were then treated with either topotecan, an HIF-1α inhibitor, from 1 to 12 weeks after irradiation, or AMD3100, a CXCR4 antagonist, from 4 to 12 weeks after irradiation...
March 15, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
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