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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340277/immunomodulatory-and-neuroprotective-effect-of-cryopreserved-allogeneic-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-spinal-cord-injury-in-rats
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I R Rosado, P H Carvalho, E G L Alves, T M Tagushi, J L Carvalho, J F Silva, M S L Lavor, K M Oliveira, R Serakides, A M Goes, E G Melo
This study aimed to evaluate the immunomodulatory and neuroprotective effects of allogeneic and cryopreserved mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) on spinal cord injury. A total of 120 rats were distributed into the following groups: negative control (NC) - without injury, positive control (PC) - with injury without treatment, and group treated with MSC (GMSC) - with injury and treated. Motor function was evaluated by the BBB test at 24, 48, and 72 h and at 8 and 21 postoperative days. Spinal cords were evaluated by histopathology and immunohistochemistry to determine the expression of CD68, NeuN, and GFAP...
March 22, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339746/in-vitro-cytotoxic-and-ace-inhibitory-activities-of-promod-278p-hydrolysate-of-ovotransferrin-from-chicken-egg-white
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S H Moon, J H Lee, J H Kim, H-D Paik, D U Ahn
Peptides released from egg proteins via enzymatic hydrolysis show various bioactivities such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, antihypertensive, and immunomodulatory properties. The objective of this study was to investigate the cytotoxic and Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE)-inhibitory activities of ovotransferrin and its promod 278P enzyme hydrolysate. Ovotransferrin from egg white was hydrolyzed using promod 278P at 45°C for 3 hours. Using the MTT assay, the cytotoxicity of ovotransferrin and promod 278P hydrolysate of ovotransferrin were evaluated in human cancer cell lines of various tissue origins...
February 22, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339042/immunomodulatory-effects-in-workers-exposed-to-naturally-occurring-asbestos-fibers
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Caterina Ledda, Chiara Costa, Serena Matera, Beatrice Puglisi, Valentina Costanzo, Massimo Bracci, Concettina Fenga, Venerando Rapisarda, Carla Loreto
Natural asbestiform fibers are defined 'naturally occurring asbestos' (NOA) and refer to the mineral as a natural component of soils or rocks. The release of NOA fibers into the air from rocks or soils by routine human activities or natural weathering processes represents a risk for human beings. Fluoro-edenite (FE) is a NOA fiber detected in the benmoreitic lava in the area of Biancavilla, South-west slope of Mt. Etna. The aim of the present study was to investigate FE immunotoxicity pathways in a group of 38 occupationally exposed construction workers, in order to find any biological markers of its effect...
March 24, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338183/psychogenic-convergence-spasm-mimicking-ocular-myasthenia
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C Scoppetta, G Di Gennaro
A 14-year-old girl presented with a two-years history of fluctuating convergent strabismus, diplopia, and reading difficulty. She has been previously diagnosed by experienced neurologists as having ocular myasthenia and she had been treated for two years with anticholinesterase inhibitors and immunomodulatory drugs. After a thorough medical interview and neurological examination, a diagnosis of psychogenic convergence spasm was made. The patient was then reassured and the symptoms immediately disappeared. She also had psychotherapy and maintained a condition of sustained freedom from symptoms...
March 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337541/tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-therapy-induced-changes-in-humoral-immunity-in-patients-with-chronic-myeloid-leukemia
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Hanna L M Rajala, Mohamed El Missiry, Anniina Ruusila, Perttu Koskenvesa, Tim H Brümmendorf, Bjorn T Gjertsen, Jeroen Janssen, Kourosh Lotfi, Berit Markevärn, Ulla Olsson-Strömberg, Leif Stenke, Jesper Stentoft, Johan Richter, Henrik Hjorth-Hansen, Anna Kreutzman, Satu Mustjoki
PURPOSE: Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) have well-characterized immunomodulatory effects on T and NK cells, but the effects on the humoral immunity are less well known. In this project, we studied TKI-induced changes in B cell-mediated immunity. METHODS: We collected peripheral blood (PB) and bone marrow (BM) samples from chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients before and during first-line imatinib (n = 20), dasatinib (n = 16), nilotinib (n = 8), and bosutinib (n = 12) treatment...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337449/prediction-of-radix-astragali-immunomodulatory-effect-of-cd80-expression-from-chromatograms-by-quantitative-pattern-activity-relationship
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Michelle Chun-Har Ng, Tsui-Yan Lau, Kei Fan, Qing-Song Xu, Josiah Poon, Simon K Poon, Mary K Lam, Foo-Tim Chau, Daniel Man-Yuen Sze
The current use of a single chemical component as the representative quality control marker of herbal food supplement is inadequate. In this CD80-Quantitative-Pattern-Activity-Relationship (QPAR) study, we built a bioactivity predictive model that can be applicable for complex mixtures. Through integrating the chemical fingerprinting profiles of the immunomodulating herb Radix Astragali (RA) extracts, and their related biological data of immunological marker CD80 expression on dendritic cells, a chemometric model using the Elastic Net Partial Least Square (EN-PLS) algorithm was established...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336921/different-antiviral-effects-of-ifn%C3%AE-subtypes-in-a-mouse-model-of-hbv-infection
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Jingjiao Song, Sheng Li, Yun Zhou, Jia Liu, Sandra Francois, Mengji Lu, Dongliang Yang, Ulf Dittmer, Kathrin Sutter
Interferon alpha (IFNα) is commonly used for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients. There are 13 different IFNα subtypes in humans, but only the subtype IFNα2 is used for clinical treatment. The antiviral activities of all other IFNα subtypes against HBV have not been studied. To obtain basic knowledge about the direct antiviral as well as the immunomodulatory effects of IFNα subtypes, we used the HBV hydrodynamic injection (HI) mouse model. Application of most IFNα subtype proteins inhibited HBV replication in vivo, with IFNα4 and IFNα5 being the most effective subtypes...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336906/identification-and-evaluation-of-new-immunoregulatory-genes-in-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-of-different-origins-comparison-of-normal-and-inflammatory-conditions
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Mohammad Fayyad-Kazan, Mehdi Najar, Hussein Fayyad-Kazan, Gordana Raicevic, Laurence Lagneaux
BACKGROUND Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) possess potent immunomodulatory properties that increase their value as a cell-based therapeutic tool for managing various immune-based disorders. Over the past years, accumulated results from trials using MSCs-based therapy have shown substantial contradictions. Although the reasons underlying these discrepancies are still not completely understood, it is well known that the immunomodulatory activities mediated by distinct MSCs differ in a manner dependent on their tissue origin and adequate response to inflammation priming...
March 24, 2017: Medical Science Monitor Basic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333832/immunologic-effects-of-trauma-and-transfusion
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Sanjna Shah, Philip C Spinella, Jennifer A Muszynski
The immunologic response to severe traumatic injury is complex - such that individual patients may face exceptionally different immunologic challenges at different points in time. It is in this context that one must consider potentially additive immunomodulatory effects of blood product transfusion. This review will consider first the immunologic response to traumatic injury, followed by the epidemiology and outcomes related to blood product transfusion in trauma patients, and lastly immunologic effects of transfusion in the context of trauma...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332637/evaluation-of-the-immunomodulatory-activity-of-the-chicken-nk-lysin-derived-peptide-cnk-2
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Woo H Kim, Hyun S Lillehoj, Wongi Min
Chicken NK-lysin (cNK-lysin), the chicken homologue of human granulysin, is a cationic amphiphilic antimicrobial peptide (AMP) that is produced by cytotoxic T cells and natural killer cells. We previously demonstrated that cNK-lysin and cNK-2, a synthetic peptide incorporating the core α-helical region of cNK-lysin, have antimicrobial activity against apicomplexan parasites such as Eimeria spp., via membrane disruption. In addition to the antimicrobial activity of AMPs, the immunomodulatory activity of AMPs mediated by their interactions with host cells is increasingly recognized...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332605/janus-faced-acrolein-prevents-allergy-but-accelerates-tumor-growth-by-promoting-immunoregulatory-foxp3-cells-mouse-model-for-passive-respiratory-exposure
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Franziska Roth-Walter, Cornelia Bergmayr, Sarah Meitz, Stefan Buchleitner, Caroline Stremnitzer, Judit Fazekas, Anna Moskovskich, Mario A Müller, Georg A Roth, Krisztina Manzano-Szalai, Zdenek Dvorak, Alina Neunkirchner, Erika Jensen-Jarolim
Acrolein, a highly reactive unsaturated aldehyde, is generated in large amounts during smoking and is best known for its genotoxic capacity. Here, we aimed to assess whether acrolein at concentrations relevant for smokers may also exert immunomodulatory effects that could be relevant in allergy or cancer. In a BALB/c allergy model repeated nasal exposure to acrolein abrogated allergen-specific antibody and cytokine formation, and led to a relative accumulation of regulatory T cells in the lungs. Only the acrolein-treated mice were protected from bronchial hyperreactivity as well as from anaphylactic reactions upon challenge with the specific allergen...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331244/a-novel-role-for-brain-natriuretic-peptide-inhibition-of-il-1%C3%AE-secretion-via-downregulation-of-nf-kb-erk-1-2-and-nalp3-asc-caspase-1-activation-in-human-thp-1-monocyte
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Letizia Mezzasoma, Cinzia Antognelli, Vincenzo Nicola Talesa
Interleukin-1β (IL-1β) is a pleiotropic cytokine and a crucial mediator of inflammatory and immune responses. IL-1β processing and release are tightly controlled by complex pathways such as NF-kB/ERK1/2, to produce pro-IL-1β, and NALP3/ASC/Caspase-1 inflammasome, to produce the active secreted protein. Dysregulation of both IL-1β and its related pathways is involved in inflammatory/autoimmune disorders and in a wide range of other diseases. Identifying molecules modulating their expression is a crucial need to develop new therapeutic agents...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330383/progress-in-nonviral-gene-therapy-for-breast-cancer-and-what-comes-next
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Giulia Bottai, Marta Truffi, Fabio Corsi, Libero Santarpia
The possibility of correcting defective genes and modulating gene expression through gene therapy has emerged as a promising treatment strategy for breast cancer. Furthermore, the relevance of tumor immune microenvironment in supporting the oncogenic process has paved the way for novel immunomodulatory applications of gene therapy. Areas covered: In this review, the authors describe the most relevant delivery systems, focusing on nonviral vectors, along with the description of the major approaches used to modify target cells, including gene transfer, RNA interference (RNAi), and epigenetic regulation...
March 22, 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330174/salicornia-evaluating-the-halophytic-extremophile-as-a-food-and-a-pharmaceutical-candidate
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REVIEW
Seema Patel
Food insecurity is a major issue in current scenario where a large section of mankind is at risk of insufficient diet. As food productivity has its limits, the prospecting of unutilized or underutilized flora as food candidates is collectively recognized as a sustainable option. In the past decade, a number of obscure plants have been identified to be rich in dietary components and deemed fit for integration into the food platter. This review discusses a candidate Salicornia, belonging to family Amaranthaceae...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329744/antiviral-and-immunomodulatory-effects-of-norantea-brasiliensis-choisy-on-dengue-virus-2
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Luciana Gomes Fialho, Vagner Pereira da Silva, Sônia Regina Nogueira Ignácio Reis, Elzinandes Leal Azeredo, Maria Auxiliadora Coelho Kaplan, Maria Raquel Figueiredo, Claire Fernandes Kubelka
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Severe dengue fever is a result of exacerbated immune responses and no specific treatments are available. We evaluated the antiviral and immunomodulatory effects of Norantea brasiliensis Choisy. METHODS: Human adherent monocytes infected in vitro with dengue virus (DENV)-2 were incubated with the crude ethanol extract from leaves (NB1) or 3 derived fractions: dichloromethane (NB3), ethyl acetate (NB5), and butanolic (NB6) partitions. The antiviral and immunomodulatory activities were determined by intracellular detection of DENV antigen within monocytes and by secreted NS1 viral protein and cytokines...
March 23, 2017: Intervirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329729/prodrugs-of-triterpenoids-and-their-derivatives
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REVIEW
Meng Zhou, Rong-Hong Zhang, Min Wang, Guo-Bo Xu, Shang-Gao Liao
Triterpenoids are structurally diverse organic compounds that exist widely as natural products. Triterpenoids and their derivatives possess a wide range of biological effects including hepatoprotective, hypoglycemic, immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and antitumor activities. In particular, the lupane-, oleanane-, and ursane-type triterpenes have been reported to exhibit pharmacological effects without prominent toxicity even at higher concentrations. Whereas, the poor drug-like properties (e...
March 6, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328655/vascularized-composite-allotransplantation-an-emerging-concept-for-burn-reconstruction
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Zhi Yang Ng, Alexandre G Lellouch, Tessa Drijkoningen, Irene A Chang, David H Sachs, Curtis L Cetrulo
Vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA) has demonstrated utility in the reconstruction of extensive soft-tissue defects following severe burns. However, pre-VCA events such as multiple transfusions, previous transplantation and pregnancies, the use of skin allografts, and mechanical support devices may result in sensitization and ultimately exclude a burn patient, who may benefit most through VCA, from a hand or face transplant. The authors sought to identify the immunologic challenges involved. All reported VCA cases up to July 2016 were reviewed...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327944/a-phase-2-randomized-double-blind-placebo-%C3%A2-controlled-study-of-chemo-immunotherapy-combination-using-motolimod-with-pegylated-liposomal-doxorubicin-in-recurrent-or-persistent-ovarian-cancer-a-gynecologic-oncology-group-partners-study
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B J Monk, M F Brady, C Aghajanian, H A Lankes, T Rizack, J Leach, J M Fowler, R Higgins, P Hanjani, M Morgan, R Edwards, W Bradley, T Kolevska, P Foukas, E Swisher, K S Anderson, R Gottardo, J K Bryan, M Newkirk, K L Manjarrez, R S Mannel, R M Hershberg, G Coukos
Background: A phase 2, randomized, placebo-controlled trial was conducted in women with recurrent epithelial ovarian carcinoma to evaluate the efficacy and safety of motolimod-a Toll-like receptor 8 (TLR8) agonist that stimulates robust innate immune responses-combined with pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD), a chemotherapeutic that induces immunogenic cell death. Patients and methods: Women with ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal carcinoma were randomized 1 : 1 to receive PLD in combination with blinded motolimod or placebo...
February 21, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327848/-mesenchymal-stem-cells-definitions-culture-and-potential-applications
#19
Willy Ceron, Iván Lozada-Requena, Kiomi Ventocilla, Sandra Jara, Milagros Pinto, Marco Cabello, José L Aguilar
In recent years, mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) have become very important due to their high plasticity and their ability to release paracrine factors able to interact with various cell types, tissues and organs. The use of MSC in regenerative medicine became of vital importance, since they do not express histocompatibility MHC molecules class II nor costimulant molecules, and low expression of MHC class I, will not be rejected by individuals of same species, they could be used in an autologous, and eventually, allogeneic manner...
October 2016: Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327260/vitamin-d-and-dental-caries-in-primary-dentition
#20
Ana Lucia Seminario, Elizabet Velan
Traditionally classified as a vitamin, vitamin D represents a group of fat-soluble secosteroids with D2 (ergocalciferol) and D3 (cholecalciferol) being the most relevant of the group. The importance of this prohormone exceeds its known ability to maintain intra- and extracellular calcium and phosphate concentrations, thereby preserving essential metabolic functions such as the promotion of mineralization and maintenance and remodeling of the bone. Current observational research recognizes the potential antiproliferative, prodifferentiative, and immunomodulatory effects of vitamin D and its metabolites in the human body...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Dentistry for Children
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