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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458195/human-dorsal-root-ganglion-pulsed-radiofrequency-treatment-modulates-cerebrospinal-fluid-lymphocytes-and-neuroinflammatory-markers-in-chronic-radicular-pain
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Basabjit Das, Melissa Conroy, David Moore, Joanne Lysaght, Connail McCrory
Radicular pain is a common cause of disability. Traditionally treatment has been either epidural steroid injection providing short-term relief or surgery with associated complications. Pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) applied to the Dorsal Root Ganglion (DRG) is a minimally invasive day-care treatment, which is gaining significant clinical acceptance in a selective group of patients with pure radicular pain. Greater insights into the immunomodulatory effects of this procedure may help to further optimise its application and find alternative treatment options...
February 16, 2018: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457614/poly-trimethylene-carbonate-and-poly-d-l-lactic-acid-modify-human-dendritic-cell-responses-to-staphylococci-but-do-not-affect-th1-and-th2-cell-development
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P P Balraadjsing, E C de Jong, D W Grijpma, M W Tanck, S A Zaat
Biomaterial-associated infections (BAIs) are frequent complications in the use of medical devices (biomaterials) correlated with considerable patient discomfort and high treatment costs. The presence of a biomaterial in the host causes derangement of local immune responses increasing susceptibility to infection. Dendritic cells (DCs) have an important role in directing the nature of immune responses by activating and controlling CD4+ T helper (Th) cell responses. To assess the immunomodulatory effect of the combined presence of biomaterials and Staphylococcus aureus (S...
February 19, 2018: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456949/clarithromycin-in-the-management-of-chronic-rhinosinusitis-preliminary-results-of-a-possible-its-new-use
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F Sireci, R Speciale, S Gallina, R Sorrentino, F R Canevari
The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of prolonged therapy with low-dose clarithromycin in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis with polyps (CRSwP) after endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). A total of 10 patients with CRSwP were identified and subjected to bilateral ESS. In post-operative patients they were treated with nasal wash with saline solution and steroid sprays (beclomethasone). During follow-up, after 30-40 days after the operation (M = 35.4 SD = +4.33), patients reported a worsening of symptoms with onset of nasal obstruction; reduction/loss of smell; headache; onset of viscous secretions and therefore all patients continued therapy with saline nasal irrigation, topical steroid therapy and started macrolide (clarithromycin 500 mg/pill: 1 pill/day for 3 days a week for 1 month)...
March 2018: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456638/biobran-mgn-3-an-arabinoxylan-rice-bran-enhances-nk-cell-activity-in-geriatric-subjects-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
#4
Ahmed F Elsaid, Magda Shaheen, Mamdooh Ghoneum
Aging is associated with a decline in natural killer (NK) and natural killer T (NKT) cell function that may contribute to increased susceptibility to malignancy and infection. A preliminary investigation was conducted examining the hypothesis that arabinoxylan rice bran (Biobran/MGN-3), a denatured hemicellulose with known immunomodulatory activity, could counteract this decline in NK/NKT cell activity in geriatrics. A total of 12 healthy geriatric subjects of both sexes and over 56 years old, participated in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456537/understanding-progressive-multifocal-leukoencephalopathy-risk-in-multiple-sclerosis-patients-treated-with-immunomodulatory-therapies-a-bird-s-eye-view
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REVIEW
Elizabeth A Mills, Yang Mao-Draayer
The increased use of newer potent immunomodulatory therapies for multiple sclerosis (MS), including natalizumab, fingolimod, and dimethyl fumarate, has expanded the patient population at risk for developing progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). These MS therapies shift the profile of lymphocytes within the central nervous system (CNS) leading to increased anti-inflammatory subsets and decreased immunosurveillance. Similar to MS, PML is a demyelinating disease of the CNS, but it is caused by the JC virus...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456394/assessment-of-vitamin-d-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-its-correlation-with-disease-activity
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Narendra Meena, Sumit Pal Singh Chawla, Ravinder Garg, Anil Batta, Sarabjot Kaur
Background: Vitamin D is believed to have an immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory action, and its deficiency has been linked with several autoimmune disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The relationship between the severity of RA and serum levels of Vitamin D is a subject of immense interest and therapeutic implications. Materials and Methods: This was a prospective, comparative study conducted on 100 participants, 50 cases of RA and 50 healthy controls, all in the age group of 18-75 years...
January 2018: Journal of Natural Science, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456035/a-comparison-of-the-efficacy-of-immunomodulatory-containing-regimens-in-relapsed-refractory-multiple-myeloma-a-network-meta-analysis
#7
Meletios Athanasios Dimopoulos, Jonathan L Kaufman, Darrell White, Gordon Cook, Maria Rizzo, Yingxin Xu, Kyle Fahrbach, Maren Gaudig, Mary Slavcev, Lindsay Dearden, Annette Lam
BACKGROUND: Previous network meta-analyses combined studies of immunomodulatory drug (IMiD)-containing and IMiD-free regimens, despite a lack of head-to-head randomized controlled trials to robustly link them. However, patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM) treated with IMiD-containing regimens differ from those treated with IMiD-free regimens, especially relating to treatment history, which is an important treatment-effect modifier requiring clinical consideration when evaluating the most appropriate subsequent treatment options...
January 5, 2018: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454913/restoring-th17-treg-balance-via-modulation-of-stat3-and-stat5-activation-contributes-to-the-amelioration-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-by-bufei-yishen-formula
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Peng Zhao, Jiansheng Li, Yange Tian, Jing Mao, Xuefang Liu, Suxiang Feng, Junzi Li, Qingqing Bian, Huige Ji, Lanxi Zhang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY RELEVANCE: Bufei Yishen formula (BYF), a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), has been extensively applied in clinical treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and provides an effective treatment strategy for the syndrome of lung-kidney qi deficiency in COPD patients. Here, we investigated its anti-COPD mechanism in COPD rats in relation to the balance between T helper (Th) 17 cells and regulatory T (Treg) cells. METHODS: Rat model of cigarette smoke- and bacterial infection-induced COPD was established, and orally treated with BYF for 12 consecutive weeks...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454374/effects-of-umbilical-cord-blood-cells-and-subtypes-to-reduce-neuroinflammation-following-perinatal-hypoxic-ischemic-brain-injury
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Courtney A McDonald, Tayla R Penny, Madison C B Paton, Amy E Sutherland, Lakshmi Nekkanti, Tamara Yawno, Margie Castillo-Melendez, Michael C Fahey, Nicole M Jones, Graham Jenkin, Suzanne L Miller
BACKGROUND: It is well understood that hypoxic-ischemic (HI) brain injury during the highly vulnerable perinatal period can lead to cerebral palsy, the most prevalent cause of chronic disability in children. Recently, human clinical trials have reported safety and some efficacy following treatment of cerebral palsy using umbilical cord blood (UCB) cells. UCB is made up of many different cell types, including endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs), T regulatory cells (Tregs), and monocyte-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs)...
February 17, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454096/jak-stat-inhibitors-and-other-small-molecule-cytokine-antagonists-for-the-treatment-of-allergic-disease
#10
REVIEW
Michael D Howell, Carolyn Fitzsimons, Paul Smith
OBJECTIVE: To provide an overview of janus kinase (JAK), chemoattractant receptor-homologous molecule expressed on T-helper 2 cells (CRTH2), and phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4) inhibitors in allergic disorders. DATA SOURCES: PubMed literature review. STUDY SELECTIONS: Articles included in this review discuss the emerging mechanism of action of small molecule inhibitors and their utilization in atopic dermatitis (AD), asthma, and allergic rhinitis (AR)...
February 14, 2018: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453815/the-use-of-chitosan-porous-3d-scaffolds-embedded-with-resolvin-d1-to-improve-in-vivo-bone-healing
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Daniela P Vasconcelos, Madalena Costa, Nuno Neves, José H Teixeira, Daniel M Vasconcelos, Susana G Santos, Artur P Águas, Mário A Barbosa, Judite N Barbosa
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect chitosan (Ch) porous 3D scaffolds embedded with resolvin D1 (RvD1), an endogenous pro-resolving lipid mediator, on bone tissue healing. These scaffolds previous developed by us have demonstrated to have immunomodulatory properties namely in the modulation of the macrophage inflammatory phenotypic profile in an in vivo model of inflammation. Herein, results obtained in an in vivo rat femoral defect model demonstrated that two months after Ch+RvD1 scaffolds implantation, an increase in new bone formation, in bone trabecular thickness, and in collagen type I and Coll I/Coll III ratio were observed...
February 17, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452665/novel-agents-for-relapsed-and-refractory-follicular-lymphoma
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REVIEW
Chan Yoon Cheah, Nathan H Fowler
Follicular lymphoma is one of the most common non-Hodgkin's lymphomas. Although current frontline regimens are associated with high response rates, most patients still relapse. When progression is discovered, re-establishing the diagnosis and ruling out transformation in paramount. The outcomes following relapse have been improving due to the activity and increasing availability of novel agents with various mechanisms of action. Despite these advances, single agent activity is limited and the disease remains incurable in the majority of cases...
March 2018: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452534/co-culture-of-human-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-macrophages-attenuates-lipopolysaccharide-induced-inflammation-in-human-corneal-epithelial-cells
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Won-Yong Jeong, Ji-Hye Kim, Chan-Wha Kim
Dry eye syndrome (DES) is considered as an ocular surface inflammatory disease. Previous studies have shown inflammation plays an important role in the progression and onset of DES. Co-culture of human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (HBMSCs) and macrophages showed immunomodulatory effects via regulation of cytokine regulation. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate the effect of the interaction of these cells on in vitro DES model. The conditioned media (CM) from macrophages, HBMSCs, and HBMSCs + macrophages were treated to human corneal epithelial cells, which showed significant reduction in IL-1α and IL-1β expression levels in HBMSCs + macrophages group...
February 16, 2018: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451845/relapse-of-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-associated-uveitis-after-discontinuation-of-immunomodulatory-therapy
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Nisha R Acharya, Sarju Patel, Gelareh Homayounfar, Wayne T A Enanoria, Akbar Shakoor, Anindita Chakrabarti, Debra A Goldstein
PURPOSE: To assess treatment outcomes in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)-associated uveitis and relapse rates upon discontinuation of immunomodulatory therapy (IMT). METHODS: Medical records of patients with JIA-associated uveitis seen at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the F.I. Proctor Foundation uveitis clinics from September 14, 1988 to January 5, 2011 were reviewed. The main outcome was time to relapse after attempting to discontinue IMT. RESULTS: Of 66 patients with JIA-associated uveitis, 51 (77%) received IMT as either sole or combination therapy...
February 16, 2018: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450889/olive-olea-europaea-leaf-extract-alters-the-cytokine-profile-of-leishmania-major-infected-macrophages-new-insight-into-the-underlying-mechanism
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F Keirandish, N Mosaffa, M J Tarahi, Sh Fallahi
This study aimed to identify the effects of olive leaf extract (OLE) on IFNγ, TNFα, TGFβ, and nitric oxide (NO) resulted from macrophages infected with Leishmania major (L. major) amastigotes in the culture medium. High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) was used to analyze the level of Oleuropein in plant extract. To evaluate the immunomodulatory effects of OLE, the isolated BALB/c mice peritoneal macrophages were infected with L. major promastigotes and treated with 6.25, 12.5, and 25μg/mL concentrations of OLE...
February 16, 2018: Parasite Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450683/common-adverse-effects-of-novel-therapies-for-multiple-myeloma-mm-and-their-management-strategies
#16
REVIEW
Kristen B McCullough, Miriam A Hobbs, Jithma P Abeykoon, Prashant Kapoor
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review was to evaluate management strategies for common adverse effects of novel therapies in multiple myeloma (MM), including immunomodulatory drugs, proteasome inhibitors, monoclonal antibodies, and a histone deacetylase inhibitor. RECENT FINDINGS: There are several adverse effects that occur across multiple classes of antimyeloma drugs, including rash, peripheral neuropathy, infusion reactions, and cardiotoxicity, but most can be managed without complete discontinuation of the agent or abandonment of the class...
February 15, 2018: Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450147/lemongrass-cymbopogon-flexuosus-essential-oil-demonstrated-anti-inflammatory-effect-in-pre-inflamed-human-dermal-fibroblasts
#17
Xuesheng Han, Tory L Parker
Lemongrass ( Cymbopogon flexuosus ) essential oil (LEO), which has citral as its main component, has exhibited anti-inflammatory effect in both animal and human cells. In this study, we evaluated the anti-inflammatory activity of a commercially available LEO in pre-inflamed human dermal fibroblasts. We first studied the impact of LEO on 17 protein biomarkers that are critically associated with inflammation and tissue remodeling. LEO significantly inhibited production of the inflammatory biomarkers vascular cell adhesion molecule 1 (VCAM-1), interferon gamma-induced protein 10 (IP-10), interferon-inducible T-cell alpha chemoattractant (I-TAC), and monokine induced by gamma interferon (MIG); decreased levels of the tissue remodeling biomarkers collagen-I and III, epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), and plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI-1); and inhibited the immunomodulatory biomarker macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF)...
June 2017: Biochimie Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450144/anti-inflammatory-tissue-remodeling-immunomodulatory-and-anticancer-activities-of-oregano-origanum-vulgare-essential-oil-in-a-human-skin-disease-model
#18
Xuesheng Han, Tory L Parker
The use of oregano ( Origanum vulgare ) essential oil (OEO) has become popular in skin care products. However, scientific research regarding its effects on human skin cells is scarce. In this study, we investigated the biological activity of a commercially available OEO, which is high in carvacrol content, in a human skin cell disease model. OEO induced marked antiproliferative effects and significantly inhibited several inflammatory biomarkers, including monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (MCP-1), vascular cell adhesion molecule 1 (VCAM-1), intracellular cell adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM-1), interferon gamma-induced protein 10 (IP-10), interferon-inducible T-cell alpha chemoattractant (I-TAC), and monokine induced by gamma interferon (MIG)...
June 2017: Biochimie Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449636/structural-elucidation-of-a-polysaccharide-from-flammulina-velutipes-and-its-immunomodulation-activities-on-mouse-b-lymphocytes
#19
Wen-Han Wang, Jing-Song Zhang, Ting Feng, Jing Deng, Chi-Chung Lin, Hua Fan, Wen-Juan Yu, Hai-Ying Bao, Wei Jia
A novel polysaccharide FVPB2 was purified from fruiting bodies of Flammulina velutipes. Its structure was elucidated by monosaccharide composition and methylation analyses, UV-Visible and FTIR spectroscopy as well as NMR. FVPB2 was a homogeneous heteropolysaccharide (molecular weight ~ 1.50 × 10 4 Da) containing D-galactose, D-mannose, L-fucose, and D-glucose at molar ratio of 1.9:1.2:1:2.5. In vitro immunomodulatory studies showed FVPB2 induced proliferation of mouse spleen lymphocytes in a dose-dependent manner...
February 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449372/ligand-mediated-protein-degradation-reveals-functional-conservation-among-sequence-variants-of-the-cul4-type-e3-ligase-substrate-receptor-cereblon
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Afua A Akuffo, Aileen Y Alontaga, Rainer Metcalf, Matthew S Beatty, Andreas Becker, Jessica M McDaniel, Rebecca S Hesterberg, William E Goodheart, Steven Gunawan, Muhammad Ayaz, Yan Yang, Md Rezaul Karim, Morgan E Orobello, Kenyon Daniel, Wayne Guida, Jeffrey A Yoder, Anjali M Rajadhyaksha, Ernst Schonbrunn, Harshani R Lawrence, Nicholas J Lawrence, Pearlie K Epling-Burnette
Upon binding to thalidomide and other immunomodulatory drugs, the E3 ligase substrate receptor cereblon (CRBN) promotes proteasomal destruction by engaging the DDB1-CUL4A-Roc1-RBX1 E3-ubiquitin ligase in human cells but not in mouse cells suggesting that sequence variations in CRBN may cause its inactivation. Therapeutically, CRBN engagers have the potential for broad applications in cancer and immune therapy by specifically reducing protein expression through targeted ubiquitin-mediated degradation. To examine the effects of defined sequence changes on CRBNs activity, we performed a comprehensive study using complementary theoretical, biophysical, and biological assays aimed at understanding CRBNs non-primate sequence variations...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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