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Hillary W Bedell, John K Hermann, Madhumitha Ravikumar, Shushen Lin, Ashley Rein, Xujia Li, Emily Molinich, Patrick D Smith, Stephen M Selkirk, Robert H Miller, Steven Sidik, Dawn M Taylor, Jeffrey R Capadona
Intracortical microelectrodes afford researchers an effective tool to precisely monitor neural spiking activity. Additionally, intracortical microelectrodes have the ability to return function to individuals with paralysis as part of a brain computer interface. Unfortunately, the neural signals recorded by these electrodes degrade over time. Many strategies which target the biological and/or materials mediating failure modes of this decline of function are currently under investigation. The goal of this study is to identify a precise cellular target for future intervention to sustain chronic intracortical microelectrode performance...
February 13, 2018: Biomaterials
Xu Zhao, Xiangsheng Hong, Rui Chen, Lilai Yuan, Jinmiao Zha, Jianhui Qin
In this study, the cDNA fragments of cytokines (il-8) and toll-like receptor (TLR) pathway signaling molecules (myd88, irak-1, irf5, and irf7) in the Chinese rare minnow were cloned and exhibited a high amino-acid sequence identity compared to other cyprinid fish orthologs. The mRNA expressions of these genes in the different tissues (liver, brain, spleen, kidney, and skin) were observed. The highest expression levels of myd88, irak-1, and irf5 were detected in the spleen, whereas il-8 and irf7 were detected in the kidney and liver respectively...
February 3, 2018: Chemosphere
Pei-Hsun Sung, Fan-Yen Lee, Ling-Chun Lin, Kuan-Hung Chen, Hung-Sheng Lin, Pei-Lin Shao, Yi-Chen Li, Yi-Ling Chen, Kun-Chen Lin, Chun-Man Yuen, Hsueh-Wen Chang, Mel S Lee, Hon-Kan Yip
We tested the hypothesis that melatonin prevents brain death (BD) tissue extract (BDEX)-induced cardiac damage by suppressing inflammatory damage-associated molecular pattern (DAMP) signaling in rats. Six hours after BD induction, levels of a DAMP component (HMGB1) and inflammatory markers (TLR-2, TLR-4, MYD88, IκB, NF-κB, IL-1β, IFN-γ, TNF-α and IL-6) were higher in brain tissue from BD animals than controls. Levels of HMGB1 and inflammatory markers were higher in BDEX-treated H9C2 cardiac myoblasts than in cells treated with healthy brain tissue extract...
January 9, 2018: Oncotarget
Matthew Timberlake, Kevin Prall, Bhaskar Roy, Yogesh Dwivedi
Recent evidence suggests that the cellular response to stress often elicits the unfolded protein response (UPR), which has an active role in major depression in emotionally relevant regions of the brain, such as the hippocampus. Much of the UPR activity has been found to be coalesced with the pro-inflammatory environment of the depressed brain. Specifically, downstream transcriptions of pro-inflammatory cytokines and increased regulation of candidate inflammatory mediators, such as toll-like receptors (TLRs), are promoted by the UPR...
January 26, 2018: Psychoneuroendocrinology
Y S Abulfadl, N N El-Maraghy, Aa Eissa Ahmed, S Nofal, Y Abdel-Mottaleb, O A Badary
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by a robust inflammatory response elicited by the accumulation and deposition of amyloid-β (Aβ) within the brain. Aβ induces detrimental inflammatory responses through toll-like receptors (TLRs) signaling pathway. Thymoquinone (TQ), the main active constituent of Nigella sativa oil, has been reported by several previous studies for its potent anti-inflammatory effect. The aim of this study is to elucidate the effect of TQ in improving learning and memory, using a rat model of AD induced by a combination of aluminum chloride (AlCl 3 ) and d-galactose (d-Gal)...
January 1, 2018: Human & Experimental Toxicology
Xing-Long Yang, Jing-Dong Zhang, Lian Duan, Huan-Gui Xiong, Yan-Ping Jiang, Hou-Cheng Liang
Microglia activation and white matter injury coexist after repeated episodes of mild brain trauma and ischemic stroke. Axon degeneration and demyelination can activate microglia; however, it is unclear whether early microglia activation can impair the function of white matter tracts and lead to injury. Rat corpus callosum (CC) slices were treated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or LPS + Rhodobacter sphaeroides (RS)-LPS that is a toll-like receptor 4 (TLR-4) antagonist. Functional changes reflected by the change of axon compound action potentials (CAPs) and the accumulation of β-amyloid precursor protein (β-APP) in CC nerve fibers...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
Huanle Luo, Evandro R Winkelmann, Ildefonso Fernandez-Salas, Li Li, Sandra V Mayer, Rogelio Daniz-Lozano, Rosa Ma Sanchez-Casas, Nikos Vasilakis, Robert Tesh, Alan D Barrett, Scott C Weaver, Tian Wang
Zika virus (ZIKV) is a mosquito-borne flavivirus associated with severe neonatal birth defects, but the causative mechanism is incompletely understood. ZIKV shares sequence homology and early clinical manifestations with yellow fever virus (YFV) and dengue virus (DENV) and are all transmitted in urban cycles by the same species of mosquitoes. However, YFV and DENV have been rarely reported to cause congenital diseases. Here, we compared infection with a contemporary ZIKV strain (FSS13025) to YFV17D and DENV-4 in human monocytic cells (THP-1) and first-trimester trophoblasts (HTR-8)...
January 10, 2018: Antiviral Research
Madeleine P J White, Gill Webster, Faith Leonard, Anne Camille La Flamme
The innate immune system plays a central role in the immune-mediated pathology of multiple sclerosis, and is a therapeutic target for progressive disease. Recently, it has been demonstrated that MIS416, a novel immunomodulatory microparticle that activates NOD-2 and TLR-9-signaling, has disease-modifying activity in multiple sclerosis models. This activity is dependent on innate IFN-γ; however, the precise immune regulatory mechanisms amplified by MIS416 have not previously been determined. Using the experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis model, MIS416 treatment was associated with IFN-γ-dependant expansion of Treg number and increased suppressive function; however, these cells did not account for disease reduction...
January 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
Yaosi Liang, Xu Ding, Xue Yu, Yu Wang, Ying Zhou, Jianan He, Yu Shi, Yong Zhang, Haoran Lin, Danqi Lu
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are one of the most important innate immune receptors, which recognize various pathogen-associated molecular patterns from different pathogens and activate the downstream immune response. Mouse TLR13 has been found to recognize a highly conserved sequence from bacterial or viral RNA and activate the myeloid differentiation primary response gene 88-dependent signaling response. The function of teleost tlr13 is still not fully understood, especially its relationship with bacterial RNA...
January 2, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
Dmitry V Chistyakov, Nadezda V Azbukina, Alexandr V Lopachev, Ksenia N Kulichenkova, Alina A Astakhova, Marina G Sergeeva
An antidiabetic drug of the thiazolidinedione class, rosiglitazone (RG) demonstrates anti-inflammatory properties in various brain pathologies. The mechanism of RG action in brain cells is not fully known. To unravel mechanisms of RG modulation of toll-like receptor (TLR) signaling pathways, we compare primary rat neuron and astrocyte cultures stimulated with the TLR4 agonist lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and the TLR3 agonist poly I:C (PIC). Both TLR agonists induced tumor necrosis factor (TNFα) release in astrocytes, but not in neurons...
January 2, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Mehmet Deliktaş, Hacer Ergin, Aydın Demiray, Hakan Akça, Özmert M A Özdemir, Mehmet Bülent Özdemir
OBJECTIVE: Unconjugated bilirubin (UCB) may cause neurotoxicity in preterm neonates due to immaturity of UGT1A1 leading to bilirubin accumulation in the brain. Caffeine used in the treatment of apnea of prematurity was reported to decrease mechanical ventilation requirement, the frequencies of bronchopulmonary dysplasia, patent ductus arteriosus, cerebral palsy and neurodevelopmental disorders in very low birth weight infants. However, the effect of caffeine on hyperbilirubinemia was not yet clarified...
January 2, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Donglai Ma, Jianping Zhang, Yuanyuan Zhang, Xuan Zhang, Xue Han, Tao Song, Ying Zhang, Li Chu
Magnesium isoglycyrrhizinate (MgIG) is a magnesium salt of the 18-α glycyrrhizic acid stereoisomer that has exhibited hepato-protective effects and has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antiviral activities. Here, we have investigated the effects and potential mechanisms of action of MgIG, with respect to myocardial fibrosis induced by isoproterenol (ISO) in mice. Mice were administered MgIG for 14days, with concurrent ISO dosing, and were sacrificed two weeks later. Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and creatine kinase (CK) concentrations were measured in the blood...
December 20, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
T Femenia, Y Qian, T Arentsen, H Forssberg, R Diaz Heijtz
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) play a crucial role in early innate immune responses to inflammatory agents and pathogens. In the brain, some members of the TLR family are expressed in glial cells and neurons. In particular, TLR4 has been involved in learning and memory processes, stress-induced adaptations, and pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disorders. However, the role of TLR4 in emotional behaviors and their underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. In this study, we investigated the role of TLR4 in emotional and social behavior by using different behavioral approaches, and assessed potential molecular alterations in important brain areas involved in emotional responses...
December 6, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
Guangyong Wu, Devin W McBride, John H Zhang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Ischemic stroke activates Toll-like receptors (TLRs), triggering rapid inflammatory cytokine production. Axl signaling has multiple roles, including regulating cytokine secretion, clearing apoptotic cells, and maintaining cell survival, however, its role in inflammation after ischemic stroke has not been examined. We hypothesized that activation of Axl by recombinant Growth-arrest-specific protein 6 (rGas6) attenuates neuroinflammation by inhibiting the TLR/TRAF/NF-κB pathway after middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) in rats...
February 2018: Neurobiology of Disease
Junfei Gu, Shulan Su, Jianming Guo, Yue Zhu, Ming Zhao, Jin-Ao Duan
OBJECTIVE: This study was performed to assess the anti-inflammatory and anti-apoptotic effects of the combination of Ligusticum chuanxiong and Radix Paeoniae (XS) on focal cerebral ischaemic stroke. METHODS: MCAO rats were used to evaluate the effect of XS on stroke. Cerebral water content was measured, and the levels of IFN-γ, IL-1β, IL-6 and IL-12 in serum and brain were assessed by ELISA kits. Protein expressions including p-p38, p-38, TLR-4, p-ERK, ERK, TLR-5, NF-κBp65, Myd88, Caspase-3 and Caspase-12 were examined by WB and IHC...
February 2018: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Yuding Fan, Yong Zhou, Lingbing Zeng, Nan Jiang, Wenzhi Liu, Jianqing Zhao, Qiwang Zhong
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are important components of innate immunity. TLRs recognize pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) and initiate downstream signaling pathways in response. In present study, we report the identification of two TLRs from gibel carp (Carassius auratus gibelio), TLR2 and TLR3 (designated CagTLR2 and CagTLR3, respectively). We report on the genomic structures and mRNA expression patterns of CagTLR2 and CagTLR3. Five exons and four introns were identified from the genomic DNA sequence of CagTLR3 (4749 bp in total length); this genomic organization is similar to that of TLR3 in zebrafish and human...
January 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
Zongmin Zhao, Brian Harris, Yun Hu, Theresa Harmon, Paul R Pentel, Marion Ehrich, Chenming Zhang
Current clinically-tested nicotine vaccines have yet shown enhanced smoking cessation efficacy due to their low immunogenicity. Achieving a sufficiently high immunogenicity is a necessity for establishing a clinically-viable nicotine vaccine. This study aims to facilitate the immunogenicity of a hybrid nanoparticle-based nicotine vaccine by rationally incorporating toll-like receptor (TLR)-based adjuvants, including monophosphoryl lipid A (MPLA), Resiquimod (R848), CpG oligodeoxynucleotide 1826 (CpG ODN 1826), and their combinations...
February 2018: Biomaterials
Thais B Ferreira, Joana Hygino, Ana Cristina Wing, Taissa M Kasahara, Priscila M Sacramento, Solange Camargo, Fernanda Rueda, Soniza V Alves-Leon, Regina Alvarenga, Claudia Cristina Vasconcelos, Anshu Agrawal, Sudhir Gupta, Cleonice A M Bento
Signalling through Toll-like receptors (TLRs) may play a role in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis (MS). In the present study, the expression of TLR-2, -4 and -9 was significantly higher on CD4+ and CD8+ T-cells from MS patients compared to healthy individuals. Following in-vitro activation, the proportion of interleukin (IL)-17+ and IL-6+ CD4+ and CD8+ T-cells was higher in the patients. In addition, the proportion of IFN-γ-secreting TLR+ CD8+ T-cells was increased in MS patients...
November 23, 2017: Immunology
Yuping Tang, Guisheng Zhou, Lijun Yao, Ping Xue, Danhong Yu, Renjie Xu, Wen Shi, Xin Yao, Zhaowei Yan, Jin-Ao Duan
Beneficial actions of EGb 761 against ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury in lung, brain and renal ischemia have been described. However, the relationship between EGb 761 and signal molecules in myocardial ischemia reperfusion has not been well elucidated. In this study, we investigated the effects and mechanism of EGb 761 preconditioning on anti-myocardial I/R injuries in vivo. Meanwhile, their potential anti-oxidative stress and anti-inflammation effect were assessed. Hemodynamic parameters were monitored as left ventricular systolic pressure, LV end-diastolic pressure and maximal rate of increase and decrease of left ventricular pressure (dP/dtmax)...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
Maimaiti Yisireyili, Yasuhiro Uchida, Koji Yamamoto, Takayuki Nakayama, Xian Wu Cheng, Tadashi Matsushita, Shigeo Nakamura, Toyoaki Murohara, Kyosuke Takeshita
Stress is associated with pathophysiology of both irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and hypertension. Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB) have anti-inflammatory properties via inhibition of angiotensin II (Ang II)/Ang II type I receptor axis (AT1). Inhibition of the classical RAS pathway is also involved in upregulation of angiotensin converting enzyme-2 (ACE2), which activates the Ang-(1-7)/Mas pathway to counteract inflammatory signaling and acts as a partner of the amino acid transporter, B0 AT-1, to absorb tryptophan for regulation of microbiota-gut-brain axis...
November 16, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
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