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endotoxin tolerance

Mina Taghipour, Golnar Eftekhari, Zahra Haddadian, Roham Mazloom, Mohammad Mani, Ali R Mani
Sepsis, and other causes of acute systemic inflammation, can reduce heart rate variability (HRV) and increase cardiac cycle regularity in mammals. Thus, HRV monitoring has been used for early detection of sepsis in adults and neonates. Liver cirrhosis is associated with reduced basal HRV and the development of tolerance to the cardiac chronotropic effects of bacterial endotoxin. This may pose limitations on the use of heart rate monitoring in early detection of sepsis in this patient population. In a study to develop a physiomarker for the detection of sepsis in cirrhosis, we observed that endotoxin administration in adult cirrhotic rats leads to the development of transient heart rate decelerations, a phenomenon which has been reported in neonates with sepsis, and quantified using sample asymmetry analysis...
October 13, 2016: Physiological Measurement
Masato Nakasone, Kazuhiro Nakaso, Yosuke Horikoshi, Takehiko Hanaki, Yoshinori Kitagawa, Toru Takahashi, Yoshimi Inagaki, Tatsuya Matsura
BACKGROUND: Sepsis is a syndrome triggered by endotoxin lipopolysaccharide (LPS) during bacterial infection. Sepsis sometimes recurs, with the second sepsis giving rise to a different phenotype because of disease modification by the preceding sepsis. Such a protective modification is called a preconditioning (PC) effect. PC is an endogenous protective mechanism by which sublethal damage confers tolerance to a subsequent lethal load. Oxidative stress is one of the important pathogenetic mechanisms that occur in sepsis...
September 2016: Yonago Acta Medica
Khaled Saad, Mohamed Gamil M Abo-Elela, Khaled A Abd El-Baseer, Ahmed E Ahmed, Faisal-Alkhateeb Ahmad, Mostafa S K Tawfeek, Amira A El-Houfey, Mohamed Diab AboulKhair, Ahmad M Abdel-Salam, Amir Abo-Elgheit, Heba Qubaisy, Ahmed M Ali, Eman Abdel-Mawgoud
BACKGROUND: Bovine colostrum (BC) has direct antimicrobial and endotoxin-neutralizing effects throughout the alimentary tract, as well as other bioactivities that suppress gut inflammation and promote mucosal integrity and tissue repair under various conditions related to tissue injury. The precise role of BC in respiratory and gastrointestinal (GI) infections in children is not well defined. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of BC administration in preventing recurrent upper respiratory tract infections (URTI) and diarrhea in children...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Vincent A van der Mark, Mohammed Ghiboub, Casper Marsman, Jing Zhao, Remco van Dijk, Johan K Hiralall, Kam S Ho-Mok, Zoë Castricum, Wouter J de Jonge, Ronald P J Oude Elferink, Coen C Paulusma
P4-ATPases are lipid flippases that catalyze the transport of phospholipids to create membrane phospholipid asymmetry and to initiate the biogenesis of transport vesicles. Here we show, for the first time, that lipid flippases are essential to dampen the inflammatory response and to mediate the endotoxin-induced endocytic retrieval of Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) in human macrophages. Depletion of CDC50A, the β-subunit that is crucial for the activity of multiple P4-ATPases, resulted in endotoxin-induced hypersecretion of proinflammatory cytokines, enhanced MAP kinase signaling and constitutive NF-κB activation...
September 14, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
Sai-Nan Zhang, Nai-Bin Yang, Shun-Lan Ni, Jin-Zhong Dong, Chun-Wei Shi, Shan-Shan Li, Sheng-Guo Zhang, Xin-Yue Tang, Ming-Qin Lu
Endotoxin tolerance (ET) is suggested to attenuate the severity of acute liver failure (ALF) in mice, possibly through both innate and adaptive immunity. However, the involvement of regulatory dendritic cells (DCregs) in ET has not been fully elucidated. In this study, their effect on ALF in mice was investigated. Splenic DCregs from ET-exposed mice (ET-DCregs) showed lower expression levels of CD40, CD80, and MHC-II markers and stronger inhibition of allogenic T cells and regulation of IL-10 and IL-12 secretion than splenic DCregs from normal mice (nDCregs)...
September 14, 2016: Scientific Reports
A Horvath, B Leber, B Schmerboeck, M Tawdrous, G Zettel, A Hartl, T Madl, S Stryeck, D Fuchs, S Lemesch, P Douschan, E Krones, W Spindelboeck, F Durchschein, F Rainer, G Zollner, R E Stauber, P Fickert, P Stiegler, V Stadlbauer
BACKGROUND: Probiotics may correct intestinal dysbiosis and proinflammatory conditions in patients with liver cirrhosis. AIM: To test the effects of a multispecies probiotic on innate immune function, bacterial translocation and gut permeability. METHODS: In a randomised, double blind, placebo-controlled study, stable cirrhotic out-patients either received a daily dose of a probiotic powder containing eight different bacterial strains (Ecologic Barrier, Winclove, Amsterdam, The Netherlands) (n = 44) or a placebo (n = 36) for 6 months and were followed up for another 6 months...
November 2016: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Xiang-Qing Zhu, Wei Lu, Yang Chen, Xiao-Fan Cheng, Jia-Ying Qiu, Yan Xu, Ying Sun
Periodontitis is a chronic inflammatory disease induced by bacteria. Exposure of the host to periodontal pathogens and their virulence factors induces a state of hyporesponsiveness to subsequent stimulations, which is termed endotoxin tolerance. The role and mechanism of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-tolerized monocytes in inflammatory responses in neutrophils are currently unclear. Here, conditioned supernatants were collected from THP-1 cells treated with or without repeated 1 μg/ml Porphyromonas gingivalis (P...
2016: PloS One
Manoranjan Sharma, Jogeswar Mohapatra, Umar Malik, Jignesh Nagar, Abhijit Chatterjee, Balaraman Ramachandran, Mukul R Jain
BACKGROUND: Infectious diseases are more frequent in diabetic patients, leading to increased morbidity and mortality. Endotoxemia affects glucose metabolism and lipolytic capacity. The aims of the present study were to determine whether endotoxemia exacerbates metabolic features (adipose inflammation, adipogenesis, and insulin resistance [IR]) in an animal model of diabetes (i.e. db/db mice) after acute infection and the effects of pioglitazone. METHODS: Female db/db mice treated with pioglitazone (3 and 30 mg/kg, p...
July 22, 2016: Journal of Diabetes
Lori N Eidson, Kiyoshi Inoue, Larry J Young, Malu G Tansey, Anne Z Murphy
Opioid tolerance and the potential for addiction is a significant burden associated with pain management, yet its precise underlying mechanism and prevention remain elusive. Immune signaling contributes to the decreased efficacy of opioids, and we recently demonstrated that toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4)-mediated neuroinflammation in the periaqueductal gray (PAG) drives tolerance. Tumor necrosis factor (TNF), a product of TLR4 signaling, promotes inflammation and facilitates glutamatergic signaling, key components of opioid tolerance...
July 27, 2016: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
Darren J Perkins, Mira C Patel, Jorge C G Blanco, Stefanie N Vogel
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are major receptors of the host innate immune system that recognize conserved pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) of invading microbes. Activation of TLR signaling culminates in the expression of multiple genes in a coordinate and kinetically defined manner. In this review, we summarize the current studies describing the chromatin landscape of TLR-responsive inflammatory genes and how changes to this chromatin landscape govern cell type-specific and temporal gene expression...
July 2016: Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research
Djillali Annane
Sepsis is a common disorder associated with high morbidity and mortality. It is now defined as an abnormal host response to infection, resulting in life-threatening dysfunction of organs. There is evidence from in vitro and in vivo experiments in various animal models and in patients that endotoxin or sepsis may directly and indirectly alter the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal response to severe infection. These alterations may include necrosis or hemorrhage or inflammatory mediator-mediated decreased ACTH synthesis, steroidogenesis, cortisol delivery to tissues, clearance from plasma, and decreased sensitivity of tissues to cortisol...
2016: Frontiers in Endocrinology
Peizhi Li, Hongxiang Liu, Yiyin Zhang, Rui Liao, Kun He, Xiongzhong Ruan, Jianping Gong
Pellino 1 positively regulates Toll-like receptor 4 signaling by regulating tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 3 (TRAF3) degradation and is suppressed with the induction of endotoxin tolerance. However, the role of TRAF3 in endotoxin tolerance is largely unknown. In this study, we found that lipopolysaccharide (LPS) stimulation decreased TARF3 protein expression in mouse Kupffer cells (KCs) and liver tissues, whereas endotoxin tolerization abrogated this effect. Degradative TRAF3 K48-linked ubiquitination and the cytoplasmic translocation of the MYD88-associated multiprotein complex were significantly inhibited in tolerized KCs, which led to markedly impaired activation of MYD88-dependent JNK and p38 and downregulation of inflammatory cytokines...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Infectious Diseases
Fabiano Trigueiro Amorim, Ivana T Fonseca, Christiano A Machado-Moreira, Flávio de Castro Magalhães
Heat acclimation results in systemic and cellular adaptions that reduce the negative effect of heat and, consequently, the risk of heat illness. Although the classical changes observed with heat acclimation lead to increased tolerance to exercise in the heat by reducing heat storage (reflected in reduced core and skin temperatures) and increasing whole-body capacity for heat dissipation (greater plasma volume, sweat output, and skin blood flow), it appears that heat acclimation also induces changes at the cellular level that might increase tolerance of the whole organism to a higher core temperature for the development of fatigue...
October 2015: Temperature: Multidisciplinary Biomedical Journal
Tommi Vatanen, Aleksandar D Kostic, Eva d'Hennezel, Heli Siljander, Eric A Franzosa, Moran Yassour, Raivo Kolde, Hera Vlamakis, Timothy D Arthur, Anu-Maaria Hämäläinen, Aleksandr Peet, Vallo Tillmann, Raivo Uibo, Sergei Mokurov, Natalya Dorshakova, Jorma Ilonen, Suvi M Virtanen, Susanne J Szabo, Jeffrey A Porter, Harri Lähdesmäki, Curtis Huttenhower, Dirk Gevers, Thomas W Cullen, Mikael Knip, Ramnik J Xavier
According to the hygiene hypothesis, the increasing incidence of autoimmune diseases in western countries may be explained by changes in early microbial exposure, leading to altered immune maturation. We followed gut microbiome development from birth until age three in 222 infants in Northern Europe, where early-onset autoimmune diseases are common in Finland and Estonia but are less prevalent in Russia. We found that Bacteroides species are lowly abundant in Russians but dominate in Finnish and Estonian infants...
May 5, 2016: Cell
Chun-Hsien Chu, Shijun Wang, Chia-Ling Li, Shih-Heng Chen, Chih-Fen Hu, Yi-Lun Chung, Shiou-Lan Chen, Qingshan Wang, Ru-Band Lu, Hui-Ming Gao, Jau-Shyong Hong
Endotoxin tolerance (ET) is a reduced responsiveness of innate immune cells like macrophages/monocytes to an endotoxin challenge following a previous encounter with the endotoxin. Although ET in peripheral systems has been well studied, little is known about ET in the brain. The present study showed that brain immune cells, microglia, being different from peripheral macrophages, displayed non-cell autonomous mechanisms in ET formation. Specifically, neurons and astroglia were indispensable for microglial ET...
July 2016: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
Yin Wu, Chao Lan, Dongren Ren, Guo-Yun Chen
Sepsis is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Although the prevailing theory for the sepsis syndrome is a condition of uncontrolled inflammation in response to infection, sepsis is increasingly being recognized as an immunosuppressive state known as endotoxin tolerance. We found sialylation of cell surface was significantly increased on LPS-induced tolerant cells; knockdown of Neu1 in macrophage cell line RAW 264.7 cells resulted in enhanced LPS-induced tolerance, whereas overexpression of Neu1 or treatment with sialidase abrogated LPS-induced tolerance, as defined by measuring TNF-α levels in the culture supernatants...
June 3, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Haixiao Shang, Jia Sun, Yong Q Chen
Obesity is associated with a cluster of metabolic disorders and systemic low-grade inflammation involving multiple organs. Recent findings have suggested that intestine is a key organ altered in response to high fat diet (HFD) feeding. Probiotics mainly lactobacillus strains have earlier been implicated in alleviating metabolic disorders. Here we aimed to examine the effects of a naturally occurring butyrate-producing probiotic clostridium butyricum CGMCC0313.1 (CB0313.1) in limiting the development of HFD-induced obesity...
2016: PloS One
Özgün Erdoğan, Ling Xie, Li Wang, Bing Wu, Qing Kong, Yisong Wan, Xian Chen
Endotoxin (LPS)-induced changes in histone lysine methylation contribute to the gene-specific transcription for control of inflammation. Still unidentified are the chromatin regulators that drive the transition from a transcriptional-repressive to a transcriptional-active chromatin state of pro-inflammatory genes. Here, using combined approaches to analyze LPS-induced changes in both gene-specific transcription and protein secretion to the extracellular compartment, we characterize novel functions of the lysine demethylase PHF8 as a pro-inflammatory, gene-specific chromatin regulator...
2016: Scientific Reports
Hee Jun Park, Ga Hyeon Lee, Joonho Jun, Miwon Son, Myung Joo Kang
The aim of this study was to formulate probiotics-loaded pellets in a tablet form to improve storage stability, acid tolerability, and in vivo intestinal protective effect. Bacteria-loaded pellets primarily prepared with hydroxypropyl methylcellulose acetate succinate were compressed into tablets with highly compressible excipients and optimized for flow properties, hardness, and disintegration time. The optimized probiotic tablet consisted of enteric-coated pellets (335 mg), microcrystalline cellulose (Avicel PH102, 37...
2016: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
Ayaka Kondo, Kyoko Asami, Yoshihito Suda, Makoto Shimoyamada, Makoto Kanauchi
Recently, many scholars have reported lactic acid bacteria (LAB) functions, such as anticancer activity and anti-inflammatory activity for intestines. To decrease inflammatory substances such as endotoxins, LAB consumed safely with meals were isolated from food and food ingredients. First, LAB were isolated as 168 strains of bacillus LAB (49 strain) and coccus LAB (119 strains) from food ingredients and fermented foods such as rice, rice bran, malt, grains, miso soy paste, and some pickles. Their LAB (168 strains) were cultivated in medium containing endotoxin from Escherichia coli O18 LPS at 15 and 30 °C for 64 h to identify endotoxin-eliminating LAB...
June 2016: Journal of Food Science
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