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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337255/combined-therapy-with-melatonin-and-exendin-4-effectively-attenuated-the-deterioration-of-renal-function-in-rat-cardiorenal-syndrome
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Kuan-Hung Chen, Chih-Hung Chen, Christopher Glenn Wallace, Yen-Ta Chen, Chih-Chao Yang, Pei-Hsun Sung, Hsin-Ju Chiang, Yi-Ling Chen, Sarah Chua, Hon-Kan Yip, Jiin-Tsuey Cheng
This study tested the hypothesis that combined therapy with melatonin (Mel) and exendin-4 (Ex4) would be superior to either therapy alone for preventing the deterioration of renal function in cardiorenal syndrome (CRS). Male adult Sprague Dawley rats (n = 48) were randomly and equally divided into sham-control (SC), chronic kidney disease (CKD; induced by 5/6 nephrectomy), CRS (CKD + dilated cardiomyopathy, DCM; induced by doxorubicin 7 mg/kg i.p. every 5 days, 4 doses), CRS-Mel (20 mg/kg/day), CRS-Ex4 (10 µg/kg/day) and CRS-Mel-Ex4...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334693/fabrication-of-human-hair-keratin-jellyfish-collagen-eggshell-derived-hydroxyapatite-osteoinductive-biocomposite-scaffolds-for-bone-tissue-engineering-from-waste-to-regenerative-medicine-products
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Yavuz Emre Arslan, Tugba Sezgin Arslan, Burak Derkus, Emel Emregul, Kaan C Emregul
In the present study, we aimed at fabricating an osteoinductive biocomposite scaffold using keratin obtained from human hair, jellyfish collagen and eggshell-derived nano-sized spherical hydroxyapatite (nHA) for bone tissue engineering applications. Keratin, collagen and nHA were characterized with the modified Lowry method, free-sulfhydryl groups and hydroxyproline content analysis, sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE), attenuated total reflectance-fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR) and thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA) which confirmed the success of the extraction and/or isolation processes...
March 18, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333932/impairment-of-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-in-blood-cells-of-patients-with-severe-cavitary-pulmonary-tuberculosis
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Lin Fan, Hongbo Shen, Huichang Huang, Rui Yang, Lan Yao
Tuberculosis (TB) remains as a leading infectious disease worldwide. Our previous study showed interferon (IFN)-γ and CD3 T cell impairment in patients with severe cavitary pulmonary TB (PTB). However, the cause of the change in immune responses during the progression of TB is still poorly understood. In this study, eight newly diagnosed patients with severe cavitary and mild lesion non-cavity PTB were recruited, and three healthy volunteers were recruited as the control. RNA extracted from blood was tested by whole genome oligo microarrays...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327462/neurocognitive-dysfunction-in-hiv-infected-youth-investigating-the-relationship-with-immune-activation
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Allison Ross Eckard, Julia C Rosebush, Mary Ann O'Riordan, Chanda C Graves, Ashley Alexander, Anita K Grover, S Thera Lee, Jakob G Habib, Joshua H Ruff, Ann Chahroudi, Grace A McComsey
BACKGROUND: HIV-infected individuals are at increased risk of neurocognitive impairment compared to the general population. Studies suggest that, despite combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), HIV infection causes immune activation which results in neural damage; however, few data exist in HIV-infected youth. METHODS: HIV-infected youth 8-26 years old on cART with virologic suppression were prospectively enrolled along with healthy controls. Neurocognitive performance was assessed by age-appropriate Wechsler Intelligence Scales...
March 22, 2017: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323130/monocyte-activation-drives-preservation-of-membrane-thiols-by-promoting-release-of-oxidised-membrane-moieties-via-extracellular-vesicles
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K É Szabó-Taylor, E Á Tóth, A M Balogh, B W Sódar, L Kádár, K Pálóczi, N Fekete, A Németh, X Osteikoetxea, K V Vukman, M Holub, É Pállinger, Gy Nagy, P G Winyard, E I Buzás
The redox state of cellular exofacial molecules is reflected by the amount of available thiols. Furthermore, surface thiols can be considered as indicators of immune cell activation. One group of thiol containing proteins, peroxiredoxins, in particular, have been associated with inflammation. In this study, we assessed surface thiols of the U937 and Thp1 monocyte cell lines and primary monocytes in vitro upon inflammatory stimulation by irreversibly labelling the cells with a fluorescent derivative of maleimide...
March 18, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322834/anti-human-cd14-monoclonal-antibody-improves-survival-following-sepsis-induced-by-endotoxin-but-not-following-polymicrobial-infection
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Masaki Nakamura, Takashi Takeuchi, Kamon Shirakawa, Shoji Furusako
Cluster of differentiation 14 (CD14), a pattern recognition receptor expressed on myeloid cells and a critical component of the innate immune system, mediates local and systemic host responses to gram-negative bacterial products, including lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Therefore, CD14 is an attractive target for development of sepsis therapies, and several monoclonal anti-CD14 antibodies have been reported. In this study, we prepared an anti-human CD14 monoclonal antibody, F1024-1-3, which suppressed LPS-induced upregulation of pro-inflammatory cytokines and an adhesion molecule in human peripheral mononuclear cells and human vascular endothelial cells...
March 16, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321217/a-vaccine-therapy-for-canine-visceral-leishmaniasis-promoted-significant-improvement-of-clinical-and-immune-status-with-reduction-in-parasite-burden
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Bruno Mendes Roatt, Rodrigo Dian de Oliveira Aguiar-Soares, Levi Eduardo Soares Reis, Jamille Mirelle de Oliveira Cardoso, Fernando Augusto Siqueira Mathias, Rory Cristiane Fortes de Brito, Sydnei Magno da Silva, Nelder De Figueiredo Gontijo, Sidney de Almeida Ferreira, Jesus G Valenzuela, Rodrigo Corrêa-Oliveira, Rodolfo Cordeiro Giunchetti, Alexandre Barbosa Reis
Herein, we evaluated the treatment strategy employing a therapeutic heterologous vaccine composed of antigens of Leishmania braziliensis associated with MPL adjuvant (LBMPL vaccine) for visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in symptomatic dogs naturally infected by Leishmania infantum. Sixteen dogs received immunotherapy with MPL adjuvant (n = 6) or with a vaccine composed of antigens of L. braziliensis associated with MPL (LBMPL vaccine therapy, n = 10). Dogs were submitted to an immunotherapeutic scheme consisting of 3 series composed of 10 subcutaneous doses with 10-day interval between each series...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320058/regional-differences-between-perisynovial-and-infrapatellar-adipose-tissue-depots-and-their-response-to-class-ii-and-iii-obesity-in-patients-with-oa
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Natalia S Harasymowicz, Nick D Clement, Asim Azfer, Richard Burnett, Donald M Salter, A Hamish W R Simpson
OBJECTIVE: Obesity is associated with an increased risk of developing Osteoarthritis (OA), which is postulated to be secondary to inflammation from adipose tissue (AT). There are peri-articular adipose depots in synovial joints, the association of this tissue with OA has not been extensively explored. The aim of this study was to investigate differences in local AT depots in knees with OA and changes related to class II and III obesity. METHODS: Synovium and the infrapatellar fat pad (IPFP) were collected during total knee replacement from 69 patients with end-stage OA...
March 20, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317806/mycobacterium-lepraemurium-uses-tlr-6-and-mr-but-not-lipid-rafts-or-dc-sign-to-gain-access-into-mouse-macrophages
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Mayra Silva-Miranda, Patricia Arce-Paredes, Oscar Rojas-Espinosa
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Mycobacterium lepraemurium (MLM), the etiologic agent of murine leprosy, is an intracellular parasite of macrophages; the mechanism used by this bacterium to enter macrophages is not known. The fate of the MLM phagosome inside macrophages is also unknown. This study was conducted to investigate how MLM enters macrophages and to define the maturation process of MLM phagosome inside macrophages. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Peritoneal macrophages were incubated in the presence of mannan-bovine serum albumin (BSA), and antibodies to known macrophage receptors, including, anti-FcγRIII/RII (anti-CD16/32), anti-CD35 (anti-CR1), anti-TLR2, anti-TLR4, anti-TLR6, anti-CD14, and anti-dendritic cell-specific intercellular adhesion molecule-3-grabbing nonintegrin (DC-SIGN)...
January 2017: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316103/identification-of-hip-bmd-loss-and-fracture-risk-markers-through-population-based-serum-proteomics
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Carrie M Nielson, Jack Wiedrick, Jian Shen, Jon Jacobs, Erin S Baker, Aaron Baraff, Paul Piehowski, Christine G Lee, Arie Baratt, Vladislav Petyuk, Shannon McWeeney, Jeong Youn Lim, Douglas C Bauer, Nancy E Lane, Peggy M Cawthon, Richard D Smith, Jodi Lapidus, Eric S Orwoll
Serum proteomics analysis may lead to the discovery of novel osteoporosis biomarkers. The Osteoporotic Fractures in Men Study (MrOS) comprises men ≥65 in the US who have had repeated BMD measures and have been followed for incident fracture. High-throughput quantitative proteomic analysis was performed on baseline fasting serum samples from non-Hispanic white men using a multi-dimensional approach coupling liquid chromatography, ion-mobility separation, and mass spectrometry (LC-IMS-MS). We followed the participants for a mean of 4...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302109/interaction-of-cd14-haplotypes-and-soluble-cd14-on-pulmonary-function-in-agricultural-workers
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Tricia D LeVan, Lynette M Smith, Art J Heires, Ted R Mikuls, Jane L Meza, Lisa A Weissenburger-Moser, Debra J Romberger
BACKGROUND: Agricultural environments are contaminated with organic dusts containing bacterial components. Chronic inhalation of organic dusts is implicated in respiratory diseases. CD14 is a critical receptor for gram-negative lipopolysaccharide; however, its association with respiratory disease among agricultural workers is unknown. The objective of this study was to determine if serum soluble CD14 (sCD14) levels are associated with lung function among agricultural workers and if this association is modified by genetic variants in CD14...
March 16, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300289/dehydrocostus-lactone-suppresses-proliferation-of-human-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-cells-through-bcr-abl-jak-stat-signaling-pathways
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Hong Cai, Xiaosong Qin, Chunhui Yang
This study evaluates the anticancer effects of dehydrocostus lactone, a plant-derived sesquiterpene lactone, on human chronic myeloid leukemia cells. Dehydrocostus lactone significantly inhibits cell proliferation by inducing cells to undergo cell cycle arrest, apoptosis and differentiation. Dehydrocostus lactone suppresses the expression of cyclin B1, cyclin A, cyclin E, cyclin-dependent kinase 2 (CDK2), and cyclin-dependent kinase 1 (CDK2) and increases p21 expression, resulting in S-G2/M phase arrest in K562 cells...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298232/elutriated-lymphocytes-for-manufacturing-chimeric-antigen-receptor-t-cells
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David F Stroncek, Daniel W Lee, Jiaqiang Ren, Marianna Sabatino, Steven Highfill, Hanh Khuu, Nirali N Shah, Rosandra N Kaplan, Terry J Fry, Crystal L Mackall
BACKGROUND: Clinical trials of Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T cells manufactured from autologous peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) concentrates for the treatment of hematologic malignancies have been promising, but CAR T cell yields have been variable. This variability is due in part to the contamination of the PBMC concentrates with monocytes and granulocytes. METHODS: Counter-flow elutriation allows for the closed system separation of lymphocytes from monocytes and granulocytes...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295953/three-dimensional-carbon-nanotube-scaffolds-for-long-term-maintenance-and-expansion-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Gaurav Lalwani, Michael D'Agati, Anu Gopalan, Sunny C Patel, Yahfi Talukdar, Balaji Sitharaman
Expansion of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and maintenance of their self-renewal capacity in vitro requires specialized robust cell culture systems. Conventional approaches using animal derived or artificial matrices and a cocktail of growth factors have limitations such as consistency, scalability, pathogenicity and loss of MSC phenotype. Herein, we report the use of all-carbon 3D single- and multiwalled carbon nanotube scaffolds (SWCNTs and MWCNTs) as artificial matrices for long-term maintenance and expansion of human MSCs...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295277/lipopolysaccharide-can-modify-differentiation-and-immunomodulatory-potential-of-periodontal-ligament-stem-cells-via-erk1-2-signaling
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Tamara Kukolj, Drenka Trivanović, Ivana Okić Djordjević, Slavko Mojsilović, Jelena Krstić, Hristina Obradović, Srdja Janković, Juan Francisco Santibanez, Aleksandra Jauković, Diana Bugarski
Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is a pertinent deleterious factor in oral microenvironment for cells which are carriers of regenerative processes. The aim of this study was to investigate the emerging in vitro effects of LPS (E.coli) on human periodontal ligament stem cell (PDLSC) functions and associated signaling pathways. We demonstrated that LPS did not affect immunophenotype, proliferation, viability and cell cycle of PDLSCs. However, LPS modified lineage commitment of PDLSCs inhibiting osteogenesis by downregulating Runx2, ALP and Ocn mRNA expression, while stimulating chondrogenesis and adipogenesis by upregulating Sox9 and PPARγ mRNA expression...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293985/immortalized-sheep-microglial-cells-are-permissive-to-a-diverse-range-of-ruminant-viruses
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James B Stanton, Beryl Swanson, Edith Orozco, Juan F Muñoz-Gutiérrez, James F Evermann, Julia F Ridpath
BACKGROUND: Ruminants, including sheep and goats (small ruminants), are key agricultural animals in many parts of the world. Infectious diseases, including many viral diseases, are significant problems to efficient production of ruminants. Unfortunately, reagents tailored to viruses of ruminants, and especially small ruminants, are lacking compared to other animals more typically used for biomedical research. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the permissibility of a stably immortalized, sheep microglial cell line to viruses that are reported to infect ruminants: bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV), bovine herpesvirus 1 (BoHV-1), small ruminant lentiviruses (SRLV), and bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV)...
December 2017: Veterinary Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293424/application-of-penalized-linear-regression-methods-to-the-selection-of-environmental-enteropathy-biomarkers
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Miao Lu, Jianhui Zhou, Caitlin Naylor, Beth D Kirkpatrick, Rashidul Haque, William A Petri, Jennie Z Ma
BACKGROUND: Environmental Enteropathy (EE) is a subclinical condition caused by constant fecal-oral contamination and resulting in blunting of intestinal villi and intestinal inflammation. Of primary interest in the clinical research is to evaluate the association between non-invasive EE biomarkers and malnutrition in a cohort of Bangladeshi children. The challenges are that the number of biomarkers/covariates is relatively large, and some of them are highly correlated. METHODS: Many variable selection methods are available in the literature, but which are most appropriate for EE biomarker selection remains unclear...
2017: Biomarker Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293095/different-phenotypes-of-monocytes-in-patients-with-new-onset-mild-acute-pancreatitis
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Man-Li Zhang, Yan-Fang Jiang, Xin-Rui Wang, Li-Li Ding, Hong-Juan Wang, Qing-Qing Meng, Pu-Jun Gao
AIM: To evaluate the numbers of different subsets of monocytes and their associations with the values of clinical measures in mild acute pancreatitis (MAP) patients. METHODS: The study included one group of 13 healthy controls and another group of 24 patients with new-onset MAP. The numbers of different subsets of monocytes were examined in these two groups of subjects by flow cytometry. The concentrations of plasma interleukin (IL)-10 and IL-12 were determined by cytometric bead array...
February 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290616/expression-of-the-stem-cell-factor-in-fibroblasts-endothelial-cells-and-macrophages-in-periapical-tissues-in-human-chronic-periapical-diseases
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S Q Shen, R Wang, S G Huang
Stem cell factor (SCF), an important stem cell cytokine, has multiple functions. Fibroblasts (FBs), mature mast cells, endothelial cells (ECs), and eosinophil granulocytes can produce SCF in the inflammatory process. Therefore, we aimed to observe SCF expression in FBs, ECs, and macrophages (MPs) in periapical tissues in human chronic periapical disease and investigate the effects of cells expressing SCF in pathogenesis of the disease. Healthy (N = 20), periapical cyst (N = 15), and periapical granuloma (N = 15) tissues were fixed in 10% formalin for 48 h, embedded in paraffin, and stained with hematoxylin and eosin to observe histological changes...
March 8, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289611/comparison-of-characteristics-of-human-amniotic-membrane-and-human-adipose-tissue-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Khadijeh Dizaji Asl, Hajar Shafaei, Jafar Soleimani Rad, Hojjat Ollah Nozad
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are ideal candidates for treatment of diseases. Amniotic membranes are an inexpensive source of MSCs (AM-MSC) without any donor site morbidity in cell therapy. Adipose tissue derived stem cells (ASCs) are also suitable cells for cell therapy. There is discrepancy in CD271 expression among MSCs from different sources. In this study, the characteristics of AM-MSC and ASCs and CD271 expression were compared. METHODS: Adult adipose tissue samples were obtained from patients undergoing elective surgical procedure, and samples of amniotic membrane were collected immediately after caesarean operation...
January 2017: World Journal of Plastic Surgery
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