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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238206/synergistic-effect-of-ddt-and-its-metabolites-in-lipopolysaccharide-mediated-tnf-%C3%AE-production-is-inhibited-by-progesterone-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells
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Pablo Dominguez-Lopez, Laura Diaz-Cueto, Arturo Aguilar-Rojas, Fabian Arechavaleta-Velasco
Increased TNF-α levels have been associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS), 1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis-(chlorophenyl)ethane (DDT), 1,1-bis-(chlorophenyl)-2,2-dichloroethene (DDE), and 1,1-dichloro-2,2-bis(chlorophenyl)ethane (DDD) induce TNF-α release in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC). Conversely, progesterone (P4) inhibits TNF-α secretion. Pregnant women in malaria endemic areas may be co-exposure to these compounds. Thus, this study was to investigate the synergistic effect of LPS and these pesticides in PBMC and to assess P4 influence on this synergy...
February 26, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237728/recognition-of-viral-and-self-antigens-by-th1-and-th1-th17-central-memory-cells-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis-reveals-distinct-roles-in-immune-surveillance-and-relapses
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Moira Paroni, Virginia Maltese, Marco De Simone, Valeria Ranzani, Paola Larghi, Chiara Fenoglio, Anna M Pietroboni, Milena A De Riz, Maria C Crosti, Stefano Maglie, Monica Moro, Flavio Caprioli, Riccardo Rossi, Grazisa Rossetti, Daniela Galimberti, Massimiliano Pagani, Elio Scarpini, Sergio Abrignani, Jens Geginat
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS) that is caused by autoreactive T cells and associated with viral infections. However, the phenotype of pathogenic T cells in peripheral blood remains to be defined, and how viruses promote MS is debated. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to identify and characterize potentially pathogenic autoreactive T cells, as well as protective antiviral T cells, in patients with MS...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237684/effects-of-dexmedetomidine-combined-with-ropivacaine-on-sciatic-and-femoral-nerve-blockade-in-dogs
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Thomas A Trein, Beatriz P Floriano, Juliana T Wagatsuma, Joana Z Ferreira, Guilherme L da Silva, Paulo S P Dos Santos, Sílvia H V Perri, Valéria Nls Oliva
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate motor and sensory blockade of combining dexmedetomidine with ropivacaine, administered perineurally or systemically, for femoral and sciatic nerve blocks in conscious dogs. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized, controlled, experimental study. ANIMALS: Seven healthy Beagle dogs, aged 3.3 ± 0.1 years and weighing 11.0 ± 2.4 kg. METHODS: Dogs were anesthetized with isoflurane on three separate occasions for unilateral femoral and sciatic nerve blocks and were administered the following treatments in random order: perineural ropivacaine 0...
February 22, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237559/multifunctional-thioxanthone-derivatives-with-acetylcholinesterase-monoamine-oxidases-and-%C3%AE-amyloid-aggregation-inhibitory-activities-as-potential-agents-against-alzheimer-s-disease
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Li Luo, Yan Li, Xiaoming Qiang, Zhongcheng Cao, Rui Xu, Xia Yang, Ganyuan Xiao, Qing Song, Zhenghuai Tan, Yong Deng
A series of 1-hydroxyl-3-aminoalkoxy-thioxanthone derivatives were designed, synthesized and evaluated as potential multifunctional agents against Alzheimer's disease (AD). The results indicated that most of these compounds exhibited good AChE and MAOs inhibitory activities, significant inhibition of self- and Cu(2+)-induced Aβ1-42 aggregation, and moderate to good antioxidant activities. Specifically, compound 9e displayed high inhibitory potency toward AChE (IC50=0.59±0.02μM), MAO-A and MAO-B (IC50=1.01±0...
February 14, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237313/peripheral-administration-of-the-soluble-tnf-inhibitor-xpro1595-modifies-brain-immune-cell-profiles-decreases-beta-amyloid-plaque-load-and-rescues-impaired-long-term-potentiation-in-5xfad-mice
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Kathryn P MacPherson, Pradoldej Sompol, George T Kannarkat, Jianjun Chang, Lindsey Sniffen, Mary E Wildner, Christopher M Norris, Malú G Tansey
: Clinical and animal model studies have implicated inflammation and peripheral immune cell responses in the pathophysiology of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Peripheral immune cells including T cells circulate in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of healthy adults and are found in the brains of AD patients and AD rodent models. Blocking entry of peripheral macrophages into the CNS was reported to increase amyloid burden in an AD mouse model. To assess inflammation in the 5xFAD (Tg) mouse model, we first quantified central and immune cell profiles in the deep cervical lymph nodes and spleen...
February 22, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237029/c5ar-contributes-to-the-weak-th1-profile-induced-by-an-outbreak-strain-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
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Carmen Alejandra Sabio Y García, Noemí Yokobori, Juan Ignacio Basile, Luciana Balboa, Alejandra González, Beatriz López, Viviana Ritacco, Silvia de la Barrera, María Del Carmen Sasiain
C5a anaphylatoxin is a component of the complement system involved in the modulation of T-cell polarization. Herein we investigated whether C5a receptors, C5aR and C5L2, modulate the cytokine profiles induced by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). We analyzed the impact of both receptors on T helper cell polarization induced by the multidrug resistant outbreak strain named M, which is a poor IFN-γ inducer compared with the laboratory strain H37Rv. To this aim, we first blocked C5aR or C5L2 of peripheral blood monocytes (Mo) from patients with tuberculosis and healthy donors, then we stimulated the Mo either with H37Rv or the M strain, and finally we analyzed cytokine profiles of Mo/macrophages (MΦ) and CD4(+) T-cells...
March 2017: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236535/impaired-expression-and-function-of-tlr8-in-chronic-hbv-infection-and-its-association-with-treatment-responses-during-peg-ifn-%C3%AE-2a-antiviral-therapy
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Guangying Deng, Jun Ge, Chao Liu, Jinke Pang, Zuxiong Huang, Jie Peng, Jian Sun, Jinlin Hou, Xiaoyong Zhang
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Toll-like receptor 8 (TLR8) plays an important role in controlling chronic viral infections. However, the role of TLR8 in chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is poorly understood. In this study, we aimed to investigate the expression and function of TLR8 in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients and its alteration during peg-IFN-α-2a therapy. METHODS: We evaluated TLR8 expression and antiviral function in vitro by real-time RT-PCR and flow cytometry analysis using fresh PBMCs obtained from CHB patients compared to healthy controls...
February 21, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236206/glutamate-t-cells-and-multiple-sclerosis
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REVIEW
Mia Levite
Glutamate is the major excitatory neurotransmitter in the nervous system, where it induces multiple beneficial and essential effects. Yet, excess glutamate, evident in a kaleidoscope of acute and chronic pathologies, is absolutely catastrophic, since it induces excitotoxicity and massive loss of brain function. Both the beneficial and the detrimental effects of glutamate are mediated by a large family of glutamate receptors (GluRs): the ionotropic glutamate receptors (iGluRs) and the metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGluRs), expressed by most/all cells of the nervous system, and also by many non-neural cells in various peripheral organs and tissues...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235509/management-of-isolated-infraorbital-neuralgia-by-ultrasound-guided-infraorbital-nerve-block-with-combination-of-steroid-and-local-anesthetic
#9
Oya Y Cok, Sinan Deniz, H Evren Eker, Levent Oguzkurt, Anis Aribogan
Patients with isolated peripheral branch neuralgia of trigeminal nerve usually receive traditional treatment such as medical therapy and interventional procedures targeting the entire trigeminal nerve or related ganglions. However, if the intractable pain is limited to a certain branch, the patient may also benefit from a peripheral and nerve-targeted interventional approach. Here, we report the management of a patient with isolated infraorbital neuralgia by ultrasound-guided infraorbital nerve block with steroid and local anesthetic combination...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235493/ultrasound-guided-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-for-postoperative-analgesia-in-living-liver-donors-a-prospective-randomized-double-blinded-clinical-trial
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Arzu Kıtlık, Mehmet Ali Erdogan, Ulku Ozgul, Mustafa Said Aydogan, Muharrem Ucar, Huseyin Ilksen Toprak, Cemil Colak, Mahmut Durmus
BACKGROUND: Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block is a peripheral nerve block that reduces postoperative pain, nausea, vomiting and the need for postoperative opioids following various types of abdominal surgery. The primary aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of TAP block on postoperative analgesia and opioid consumption in living liver donors in whom a right "J" abdominal incision was used. METHODS: This prospective, double-blinded, randomized controlled study was conducted with 50 living liver donors, aged 18-65years, who were scheduled to undergo right hepatectomy...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235411/in-vitro-evidence-of-efficacy-and-safety-of-a-polymerized-cat-dander-extract-for-allergen-immunotherapy
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María Morales, Mayte Gallego, Victor Iraola, Marta Taulés, Eliandre de Oliveira, Raquel Moya, Jerónimo Carnés
BACKGROUND: Allergy to cat epithelia is highly prevalent, being the major recommendation for allergy sufferers its avoidance. However, this is not always feasible. Allergen specific immunotherapy is therefore recommended for these patients. The use of polymerized allergen extracts, allergoids, would allow to achieve the high allergen doses suggested to be effective while maintaining safety. RESULTS: Cat native extract and its depigmented allergoid were manufactured and biochemically and immunochemically characterized...
February 24, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229429/stimulus-response-incompatibility-eliminates-inhibitory-cueing-effects-with-saccadic-but-not-manual-responses
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Vivian Eng, Alfred Lim, Simon Kwon, Su Ren Gan, S Azrin Jamaluddin, Steve M J Janssen, Jason Satel
There are thought to be two forms of inhibition of return (IOR) depending on whether the oculomotor system is activated or suppressed. When saccades are allowed, output-based IOR is generated, whereas input-based IOR arises when saccades are prohibited. In a series of 4 experiments, we mixed or blocked compatible and incompatible trials with saccadic or manual responses to investigate whether cueing effects would follow the same pattern as those observed with more traditional peripheral onsets and central arrows...
February 22, 2017: Attention, Perception & Psychophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227422/a-probabilistic-framework-based-on-slic-superpixel-and-gaussian-processes-for-segmenting-nerves-in-ultrasound-images
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Julian Gil Gonzalez, Mauricio A Alvarez, Alvaro A Orozco, Julian Gil Gonzalez, Mauricio A Alvarez, Alvaro A Orozco, Mauricio A Alvarez, Julian Gil Gonzalez, Alvaro A Orozco
We deal with an important problem in the field of anesthesiology known as automatic segmentation of nerve structures depicted in ultrasound images. This is important to aid the experts in anesthesiology, in order to carry out Peripheral Nerve Blocking (PNB). Ultrasound imaging has gained recent interest for performing PNB procedures since it offers a non-invasive visualization of the nerve and the anatomical structures around it. However, the location of these nerves in ultrasound images is a difficult task for the specialist due to the artifacts (i...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226847/microneedle-cuff-electrodes-for-extrafascicular-peripheral-nerve-interfacing
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Yogi A Patel, Andrew Willsie, Isaac P Clements, Ricardo Aguilar, Swaminathan Rajaraman, Robert J Butera, Yogi A Patel, Andrew Willsie, Isaac P Clements, Ricardo Aguilar, Swaminathan Rajaraman, Robert J Butera, Ricardo Aguilar, Robert J Butera, Swaminathan Rajaraman, Yogi A Patel, Andrew Willsie, Isaac P Clements
OBJECTIVE: The work presented here describes a new tool for peripheral nerve interfacing, called the microneedle cuff (μN-cuff) electrode. APPROACH: μN arrays are designed and integrated into cuff electrodes for penetrating superficial tissues while remaining non-invasive to delicate axonal tracts. MAIN RESULTS: In acute testing, the presence of 75 μm height μNs decreased the electrode-tissue interface impedance by 0.34 kΩ, resulting in a 0...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225715/the-role-of-cgrp-in-peripheral-and-central-pain-mechanisms-including-migraine
#15
Smriti Iyengar, Michael H Ossipov, Kirk W Johnson
Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) is a 37-amino acid peptide found primarily in the C and Aδ sensory fibers arising from the dorsal root and trigeminal ganglia, as well as the central nervous system. CGRP was found to play important roles in cardiovascular, digestive, and sensory functions. Although the vasodilatory properties of CGRP are well documented, its somatosensory function regarding modulation of neuronal sensitization and of enhanced pain has received considerable attention recently. Growing evidence indicates that CGRP plays a key role in the development of peripheral sensitization and the associated enhanced pain...
December 29, 2016: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223821/asparaginyl-endopeptidase-improves-the-resistance-of-microtubule-targeting-drugs-in-gastric-cancer-through-iqgap1-modulating-the-egfr-jnk-erk-signaling-pathway
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Yuehong Cui, Qian Li, Hong Li, Yan Wang, Hongshan Wang, Weidong Chen, Shangmin Zhang, Jian Cao, Tianshu Liu
PURPOSE: In recent years, understanding of the role of asparaginyl endopeptidase (AEP) in tumorigenesis has steadily increased. In this study, we investigated whether AEP expression correlates with sensitivity to chemotherapeutic drugs in gastric cancer and explored the mechanism. PATIENTS AND METHODS: AEP expression in the serum of patients' peripheral blood was measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Patient survival time was evaluated using univariate and multivariate analyses...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223253/development-and-characterization-of-mouse-monoclonal-antibodies-reactive-with-chicken-cxcli2
#17
Woo H Kim, Hyun S Lillehoj, Yeasul Lim, Wongi Min, Yvonne B Sullivan, Laura Kakach, Joanna W LaBresh
Interleukin-8(IL-8)/CXCL8 is a CXC-family chemokine attracts lymphocytes to sites of tissue damage and plays a role in the inflammatory response and wound healing. Chicken chemotactic and angiogenic factor was referred to as chCXCLi2 and has been studied as one of human CXCL8 homologue for more than 20 years. However, no monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) that specifically detect chCXCLi2 have been developed. Here, we developed and characterized mouse mAbs against chCXCLi2 to define its immunological properties. Two mouse mAbs against chCXCLi2 were generated and confirmed to display specific binding with not only recombinants, but endogenous chCXCLi2 by Western blot analysis, ELISA, and immunocytochemistry...
February 18, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221249/the-%C3%AE-4%C3%AE-1-homing-pathway-is-essential-for-ileal-homing-of-crohn-s-disease-effector-t-cells-in-vivo
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Sebastian Zundler, Anika Fischer, Daniela Schillinger, Marie-Theres Binder, Raja Atreya, Timo Rath, Rocío Lopez-Pósadas, Caroline J Voskens, Alastair Watson, Imke Atreya, Clemens Neufert, Markus F Neurath
BACKGROUND: The precise mechanisms controlling homing of T effector (Teff) cells to the inflamed gut in Crohn's disease (CD) are still unclear, and clinical outcome data from patients with inflammatory bowel disease treated with the anti-α4β7 integrin antibody vedolizumab suggest differences between ulcerative colitis and CD. METHODS: Expression of homing molecules was studied with flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry. Their functional role was investigated in in vitro adhesion assays and in a humanized mouse model of T cell homing to the inflamed gut in vivo...
March 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220810/dengue-virus-ns1-protein-activates-immune-cells-via-tlr4-but-not-tlr2-or-tlr6
#19
Naphak Modhiran, Daniel Watterson, Antje Blumenthal, Alan G Baxter, Paul R Young, Katryn J Stacey
The secreted hexameric form of the dengue virus (DENV) non-structural protein 1 (NS1) has recently been shown to elicit inflammatory cytokine release and disrupt endothelial cell monolayer integrity. This suggests that circulating NS1 contributes to the vascular leak that plays a major role in the pathology of dengue haemorrhagic fever and shock. Pathways activated by NS1 are thus of great interest as potential therapeutic targets. Recent works have separately implicated both toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) and the TLR2/6 heterodimer in immune cell activation by NS1...
February 21, 2017: Immunology and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220194/-diagnostic-ability-of-power-measurement-of-different-grip-forms-for-distal-median-nerve-lesion
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N Wachter, M Mentzel, G Krischak, C Häderer, J Gülke
BACKGROUND: Peripheral lesions of the median nerve cause characteristic changes of the grip function of the hand. For evaluating grip force changes, measurement by dynamometers (JAMAR dynamometer and pinch dynamometer) is of high relevance. In this study the ability of grip force measurements of different grip forms was evaluated to discriminate between a simulated median nerve lesion and healthy subjects. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In 21 healthy subjects, the grip force of power grip was measured by the JAMAR dynamometer at the second stage including measurement of force at the fingertips and the thenar by a sensor glove...
February 20, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
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