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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917620/normothermic-ex-vivo-lung-perfusion-in-brain-dead-donors-reduces-inflammatory-cytokines-and-toll-like-receptor-expression
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Shadi Shafaghi, Esmaeil Mortaz, Azizollah Abbasi Dezfuli, Hoda Godarzi, Kambiz Sheikhy, Zahra Ansari Aval, Behrooz Farzanegan, Habib Emami, Fatemeh Sadat Hosseini-Baharanchi, Katayoun Najafizadeh
Inflammatory responses and innate immunologic reactions play an important role in the respiratory system. Ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) is considered a novel method in the evaluation and reconditioning of donor lungs prior to transplantation. However, EVLP's effect on inflammatory and metabolic markers of human lung tissue is unknown.  This study investigated how the performance of EVLP on brain-dead (BD) donor lungs affects the production and release of inflammatory cytokines (IL-6, IL-8, and TNF-a), inflammatory cells and toll-like receptors (TLR) -2, 4...
October 2016: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897273/a-novel-therapeutic-peptide-as-a-partial-agonist-of-rankl-in-ischemic-stroke
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Hitomi Kurinami, Munehisa Shimamura, Hironori Nakagami, Hideo Shimizu, Hiroshi Koriyama, Tomohiro Kawano, Kouji Wakayama, Hideki Mochizuki, Hiromi Rakugi, Ryuichi Morishita
The enhanced receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB (NFκB) ligand (RANKL) and its receptor (RANK) signal have been reported to attenuate ischemic brain injury through inhibition of Toll-like receptor (TLR) 4-mediated inflammation. However, augmentation of the RANKL/RANK signal also accelerates osteoporosis, which is a potential problem in clinical use of RANKL. Therefore, we developed novel peptides, microglial healing peptides (MHPs), which were based on the DE and/or EF loop of RANKL. Among them, MHP1 was the most effective inhibitor of TLR4-induced inflammations in microglia/macrophages...
November 29, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889895/inflammatory-response-in-the-cns-friend-or-foe
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Marta Sochocka, Breno Satler Diniz, Jerzy Leszek
Inflammatory reactions could be both beneficial and detrimental to the brain, depending on strengths of their activation in various stages of neurodegeneration. Mild activation of microglia and astrocytes usually reveals neuroprotective effects and ameliorates early symptoms of neurodegeneration; for instance, released cytokines help maintain synaptic plasticity and modulate neuronal excitability, and stimulated toll-like receptors (TLRs) promote neurogenesis and neurite outgrowth. However, strong activation of glial cells gives rise to cytokine overexpression/dysregulation, which accelerates neurodegeneration...
November 26, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888557/adoptive-transfer-of-t-regulatory-cells-inhibits-lipopolysaccharide-induced-inflammation-in-fetal-brain-tissue-in-a-late-pregnancy-preterm-birth-mouse-model
#4
Fan Wang, Mi Xiao, Ru-Juan Chen, Xiao-Jie Lin, Muhammad Siddiq, Li Liu
To evaluate the effect of regulatory T cells (Tregs) on the inflammation resulting from lipopolysaccharide (LPS) challenge in prenatal brain tissue, Tregs isolated from pregnant mice were transferred into model mice, and the expression levels of fork head family transcription factor (Foxp3), interleukin-6 (IL-6), CD68 (a marker of microglia), and toll-like receptor 4 (TLR-4) were assessed in the fetal brain tissue. Foxp3, IL-6 and TLR-4 expression were detected by polymerase chain reaction and western blot; CD68 expression level was detected using immunochemical analysis...
November 26, 2016: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888296/toll-like-receptor-2-is-increased-in-neurons-in-parkinson-s-disease-brain-and-may-contribute-to-alpha-synuclein-pathology
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Nicolas Dzamko, Amanda Gysbers, Gayathri Perera, Anita Bahar, Amrita Shankar, Jianqun Gao, YuHong Fu, Glenda M Halliday
Inflammation is likely a key contributor to the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD), a progressively debilitating neurodegenerative disease that is accompanied by a pathological accumulation of the α-synuclein protein in a staged manner through the brain. What leads to the accumulation of α-synuclein in PD and how this relates to inflammatory pathways, however, is not entirely clear. Toll-like receptor (TLR) signaling is a major pathway mediating inflammation and, in particular, TLR2 is increasingly being implicated in PD...
November 25, 2016: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865949/lost-in-translation-the-potential-psychobiotic-lactobacillus-rhamnosus-jb-1-fails-to-modulate-stress-or-cognitive-performance-in-healthy-male-subjects
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John R Kelly, Andrew P Allen, Andriy Temko, William Hutch, Paul J Kennedy, Niloufar Farid, Eileen Murphy, Geraldine Boylan, John Bienenstock, John F Cryan, Gerard Clarke, Timothy G Dinan
BACKGROUND: Preclinical studies have identified certain probiotics as psychobiotics - live microorganisms with a potential mental health benefit. Lactobacillus rhamnosus (JB-1) has been shown to reduce stress-related behaviour, corticosterone release and alter central expression of GABA receptors in an anxious mouse strain. However, it is unclear if this single putative psychobiotic strain has psychotropic activity in humans. Consequently, we aimed to examine if these promising preclinical findings could be translated to healthy human volunteers...
November 16, 2016: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855689/metformin-reduces-morphine-tolerance-by-inhibiting-microglial-mediated-neuroinflammation
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Yinbing Pan, Xiaodi Sun, Lai Jiang, Liang Hu, Hong Kong, Yuan Han, Cheng Qian, Chao Song, Yanning Qian, Wentao Liu
BACKGROUND: Tolerance seriously impedes the application of morphine in clinical medicine. Thus, it is necessary to investigate the exact mechanisms and efficient treatment. Microglial activation and neuroinflammation in the spinal cord are thought to play pivotal roles on the genesis and maintaining of morphine tolerance. Activation of adenosine monophosphate-activated kinase (AMPK) has been associated with the inhibition of inflammatory nociception. Metformin, a biguanide class of antidiabetic drugs and activator of AMPK, has a potential anti-inflammatory effect...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790060/systematic-analysis-of-translocator-protein-18-kda-tspo-ligands-on-toll-like-receptors-mediated-pro-inflammatory-responses-in-microglia-and-astrocytes
#8
Ji-Won Lee, Hyeri Nam, Seong-Woon Yu
Translocator protein 18 kDa (TSPO) is a mitochondrial protein highly expressed on reactive microglia and astrocytes, and is considered as a biomarker for neurodegeneration and brain damage, especially neuroinflammation. Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are closely related with inflammatory responses of microglia and astrocytes and these signaling pathways regulate neuroinflammation. Previous reports have identified the anti-inflammatory effects of TSPO ligands, however study of their effects in relation to the TLR signaling was limited...
October 2016: Experimental Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771396/electroacupuncture-pretreatment-with-different-waveforms-prevents-brain-injury-in-rats-subjected-to-cecal-ligation-and-puncture-via-inhibiting-microglial-activation-and-attenuating-inflammation-oxidative-stress-and-apoptosis
#9
Ye Chen, Yu Lei, Li-Qun Mo, Jun Li, Mao-Hua Wang, Ji-Cheng Wei, Jun Zhou
Sepsis is associated with high morbidity and mortality. This study was to investigate the protective effects of electroacupuncture (EA) pretreatment with different waveforms on septic brain injury in rats and its mechanism. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were pretreated by EA with different waveforms (continuous wave, dilatational wave, or intermittent wave) at Baihui (GV20) and Tsusanli (ST36) acupoints for 30min, and underwent cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) or sham operation. The results showed that EA pretreatment with different waveforms improved survival rate, attenuated encephaledema, brain injury, neuronal apoptosis and cognitive dysfunction, and preserved blood-brain barrier (BBB)...
October 2016: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765355/ginkgo-biloba-l-extract-protects-against-chronic-cerebral-hypoperfusion-by-modulating-neuroinflammation-and-the-cholinergic-system
#10
Min-Soo Kim, Ji Hye Bang, Jun Lee, Jung-Soo Han, Tae Gon Baik, Won Kyung Jeon
BACKGROUND: Ginkgo biloba extract (GBE)-a widely used nutraceutical-is reported to have diverse functions, including positive effects on memory and vasodilatory properties. Although numerous studies have assessed the neuroprotective properties of GBE in ischemia, only a few studies have investigated the neuro-pharmacological mechanisms of action of GBE in chronic cerebral hypoperfusion (CCH). PURPOSE: In the present study, we sought to determine the effects of GBE on CCH-induced neuroinflammation and cholinergic dysfunction in a rat model of bilateral common carotid artery occlusion (BCCAo)...
November 15, 2016: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751870/diverse-action-of-lipoteichoic-acid-and-lipopolysaccharide-on-neuroinflammation-blood-brain-barrier-disruption-and-anxiety-in-mice
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Raphaela Mayerhofer, Esther E Fröhlich, Florian Reichmann, Aitak Farzi, Nora Kogelnik, Eleonore Fröhlich, Wolfgang Sattler, Peter Holzer
Microbial metabolites are known to affect immune system, brain, and behavior via activation of pattern recognition receptors such as Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4). Unlike the effect of the TLR4 agonist lipopolysaccharide (LPS), the role of other TLR agonists in immune-brain communication is insufficiently understood. We therefore hypothesized that the TLR2 agonist lipoteichoic acid (LTA) causes immune activation in the periphery and brain, stimulates the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and has an adverse effect on blood-brain barrier (BBB) and emotional behavior...
October 14, 2016: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729335/interleukin-23-secreted-by-activated-macrophages-drives-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cell-production-of-interleukin-17-to-aggravate-secondary-injury-after-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Qi Zhong, Kai Zhou, Qiao-Li Liang, Sen Lin, Yan-Chun Wang, Xiao-Yi Xiong, Zhao-You Meng, Ting Zhao, Wen-Yao Zhu, Yuan-Rui Yang, Mao-Fan Liao, Qiu-Wen Gong, Liang Liu, Ao Xiong, Junwei Hao, Jian Wang, Qing-Wu Yang
BACKGROUND: Neuroinflammation plays a key role in intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH)-induced secondary brain injury, but the specific roles of peripheral inflammatory cells such as macrophages and lymphocytes remain unknown. The purpose of this study was to explore the roles of macrophages, T lymphocytes, and the cytokines they secrete as potential targets for treating secondary brain injury after ICH. METHODS AND RESULTS: Our results showed that peripheral macrophages and T lymphocytes successively infiltrated the brain, with macrophage counts peaking 1 day after ICH and T-lymphocyte counts peaking after 4 days...
October 11, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27725130/lack-of-toll-like-receptor-2-results-in-higher-mortality-of-bacterial-meningitis-by-impaired-host-resistance
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Martin Böhland, Eugenia Kress, Matthias B Stope, Thomas Pufe, Simone C Tauber, Lars-Ove Brandenburg
Bacterial meningitis is - despite therapeutical progress during the last decades - still characterized by high mortality and severe permanent neurogical sequelae. The brain is protected from penetrating pathogens by both the blood-brain barrier and the innate immune system. Invading pathogens are recognized by so-called pattern recognition receptors including the Toll-like receptors (TLR) which are expressed by glial immune cells in the central nervous system. Among these, TLR2 is responsible for the detection of Gram-positive bacteria such as the meningitis-causing pathogen Streptococcus pneumoniae...
October 15, 2016: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716839/differences-in-proinflammatory-property-of-six-subtypes-of-peroxiredoxins-and-anti-inflammatory-effect-of-ligustilide-in-macrophages
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Li-Xue Zhao, Jun-Rong Du, Hong-Jing Zhou, Dong-Ling Liu, Man-Xia Gu, Fang-Yi Long
BACKGROUND: Peroxiredoxins (Prxs) are proposed to function as damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) and contribute to post-ischemic neuroinflammation and brain injury by activating Toll-like receptor (TLR) 4 at the acute and subacute phases after ischemic stroke. However, there are few studies concerning the inflammatory profiles of six distinct subtypes of Prxs (Prx1-Prx6). Our previous study demonstrated that the protective effect of ligustilide (LIG) against cerebral ischemia was associated with inhibition of neuroinflammatory response and Prx/TLR4 signaling in rats...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27703487/anti-inflammatory-effects-of-traditional-chinese-medicines-against-ischemic-injury-in-in-vivo-models-of-cerebral-ischemia
#15
Chin-Yi Cheng, Yu-Chen Lee
Inflammation plays a crucial role in the pathophysiology of acute ischemic stroke. In the ischemic cascade, resident microglia are rapidly activated in the brain parenchyma and subsequently trigger inflammatory mediator release, which facilitates leukocyte-endothelial cell interactions in inflammation. Activated leukocytes invade the endothelial cell junctions and destroy the blood-brain barrier integrity, leading to brain edema. Toll-like receptors (TLRs) stimulation in microglia/macrophages through the activation of intercellular signaling pathways secretes various proinflammatory cytokines and enzymes and then aggravates cerebral ischemic injury...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27666383/adverse-early-life-environment-increases-hippocampal-microglia-abundance-in-conjunction-with-decreased-neural-stem-cells-in-juvenile-mice
#16
Susan Cohen, Xingrao Ke, Qiuli Liu, Qi Fu, Amber Majnik, Robert Lane
BACKGROUND: Adverse maternal lifestyle resulting in adverse early life environment (AELE) increases risks for neuropsychiatric disorders in offspring. Neuropsychiatric disorders are associated with impaired neurogenesis and neuro-inflammation in the hippocampus (HP). Microglia are neuro-inflammatory cells in the brain that regulate neurogenesis via toll-like receptors (TLR). TLR-9 is implicated in neurogenesis inhibition and is responsible for stress-related inflammatory responses. We hypothesized that AELE would increase microglia cell count and increase TLR-9 expression in juvenile mouse HP...
September 22, 2016: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27641666/microglial-response-to-lps-increases-in-wild-type-mice-during-aging-but-diminishes-in-an-alzheimer-s-mouse-model-implication-of-tlr4-signaling-in-disease-progression
#17
Michelle Go, Jinghong Kou, Jeong-Eun Lim, Junling Yang, Ken-Ichiro Fukuchi
Microglia-mediated clearance of amyloid beta-protein (Aβ) via Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) signaling may play an important role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, as the disease progresses, activated microglia appear to become incapable of clearing Aβ deposits. Because repeated exposure to a TLR4 ligand leads to a diminished response of monocytes/macrophages to lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and because aggregated Aβ is a TLR4 ligand, we hypothesize that chronic exposure of microglia to Aβ deposits may induce a state of Toll-like receptor (TLR) signaling dysfunction, leading to decreased Aβ clearance and accelerated disease progression...
October 14, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27573128/synergistic-and-superimposed-effect-of-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-combined-with-fasudil-in-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis
#18
Jing-Wen Yu, Yan-Hua Li, Guo-Bin Song, Jie-Zhong Yu, Chun-Yun Liu, Jian-Chun Liu, Hai-Fei Zhang, Wan-Fang Yang, Qing Wang, Ya-Ping Yan, Bao-Guo Xiao, Cun-Gen Ma
Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are the ideal transplanted cells of cellular therapy for promoting neuroprotection and neurorestoration. However, the optimization of transplanted cells and the improvement of microenvironment around implanted cells are still two critical challenges for enhancing therapeutic effect. In the current study, we observed the therapeutic potential of MSCs combined with Fasudil in mouse model of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) and explored possible mechanisms of action...
August 30, 2016: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27554518/tlr2-controls-random-motility-while-tlr7-regulates-chemotaxis-of-microglial-cells-via-distinct-pathways
#19
Masataka Ifuku, Alice Buonfiglioli, Philipp Jordan, Seija Lehnardt, Helmut Kettenmann
Microglial cells are the pathologic sensor of the brain, and any pathologic event triggers microglial activation, which involves migration of these cells to a lesion site. Employing different migration assays, we show that ligands for toll-like receptor (TLR) 2 stimulate random motility, while TLR7 ligands are chemoattractants. The subtype specificity of the TLR ligands was verified by using different TLR-deficient (TLRKO) mouse lines. PI3K and Rac inhibition impairs both TLR2- and TLR7-stimulated microglial migration...
November 2016: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27493242/tlr2-mediated-leukocyte-trafficking-to-the-developing-brain
#20
Amin Mottahedin, Peter Lawrence Phillip Smith, Henrik Hagberg, C Joakim Ek, Carina Mallard
Inflammation is a significant risk factor for brain injury in the perinatal period. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that activation of peripheral TLR induces inflammation in the brain, including leukocyte trafficking. Postnatal day 8 mice were injected intraperitoneally with a TLR1/2 (Pam3CSK4, P3C), TLR2/6 (FSL-1) or TLR4 (LPS) agonist, and the peripheral and central cytokine and chemokine response was determined. Infiltration of immune cells to the CSF and brain was examined by flow cytometry, and brain permeability was investigated by radioactively labeled sucrose...
August 4, 2016: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
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