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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431315/effects-of-pm2-5-exposure-on-the-notch-signaling-pathway-and-immune-imbalance-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#1
Xing-Yu Gu, Xu Chu, Xiao-Li Zeng, Hai-Rong Bao, Xiao-Ju Liu
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is associated with T lymphocytes subset (Th1/Th2, Th17/Treg) imbalance. Notch signaling pathway plays a key role in the development of the adaptive immunity. The immune disorder induced by fine particulate matter (PM2.5) is related to COPD. The aim of this study was to investigate the mechanism by which PM2.5 influences the Notch signaling pathway leading to worsening immune disorder and accelerating COPD development. A COPD mouse model was established by cigarette smoke exposure...
April 18, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431280/interleukin-1-receptor-associated-kinase-1-is-a-potential-therapeutic-target-of-anti-inflammatory-therapy-for-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#2
Mingfang Li, Datang Yu, Bing Ni, Fei Hao
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease and currently has no effective therapy. The genome-wide analyses indicate that interleukin-1 receptor associated kinase 1 (IRAK1) is associated with the susceptibility of SLE in humans. In the present study, we identified that IRAK1 was overexpressed and hyper-activated in splenic mononuclear cells from B6.MRL-Fas(lpr)/Nju (B6.lpr) mice and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from SLE patients. Intraperitoneal treatment with a small molecular inhibitor of IRAK1 (IRAK1/4 inhibitor or IRAK-Inh) significantly mitigated inflammatory responses and renal injury in B6...
April 18, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431099/effect-of-cold-water-induced-stress-on-immune-response-pathology-and-fertility-in-mice-during-chlamydia-muridarum-genital-infection
#3
Tesfaye Belay, Anthony Woart, Vincent Graffeo
Genital infection by Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) is the most common bacterial sexually-transmitted disease worldwide. It causes serious reproductive health complications, including pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility. Stress is implicated as a risk factor for various infections; however, its effect on chlamydia genital infection is unknown. We previously showed that repeated exposure of mice to cold water results in increased severity of chlamydia genital infection. In the present study, cold water-induced stress resulted in: i) elevated levels of NE and EP in the spleen and genital tract of stressed mice; ii) elevated IL-1β, TNF-α, IL-6 and NO production in macrophage-rich peritoneal cells of mice; iii) supplement of NE in vitro exerts an immunosuppressive effect on splenic T cell production of cytokines; iv) decreased C...
April 18, 2017: Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429033/clinics-in-diagnostic-imaging-176-acute-embolic-occlusion-of-the-coeliac-artery
#4
Chinthaka Appuhamy, Justin Kwan, Martin Weng Chin H'ng, Sriram Narayanan, Sundeep Punamiya
A 52-year-old man, who had a background of chronic heart disease and atrial fibrillation, as well as non-compliance with warfarin therapy, presented with a two-week history of worsening upper abdominal pain. Computed tomography mesenteric angiography showed complete embolic occlusion of the coeliac artery with resultant segmental splenic infarction, and thrombus within the left ventricle. A decision was made to proceed with catheter-directed thrombolysis. Subsequent follow-up angiogram at 12 hours showed successful treatment with complete dissolution of the coeliac embolus...
April 2017: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428659/subcapsular-splenic-hematoma-and-spontaneous-hemoperitoneum-in-a-cocaine-user
#5
Bruno Niemeyer de Freitas Ribeiro, Rafael Santos Correia, Tiago Medina Salata, Fernanda Salata Antunes, Edson Marchiori
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Radiologia Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428120/pathogenesis-of-immune-thrombocytopenia
#6
REVIEW
Sylvain Audia, Matthieu Mahévas, Maxime Samson, Bertrand Godeau, Bernard Bonnotte
Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is a rare autoimmune disease due to an abnormal T cell response, notably supported by splenic T follicular helper cells, that stimulates the proliferation and differentiation of autoreactive B cells. The antiplatelet autoantibodies they produce facilitate platelet phagocytosis by macrophages, essentially in the spleen. Macrophages contribute to the perpetuation of the auto-immune response as the main antigen-presenting cell during ITP. CD8(+) T cells also participate to thrombocytopenia by increasing platelet apoptosis...
April 17, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426710/change-in-iron-metabolism-in-rats-after-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#7
Guang-Liang Xie, Lin Zhu, Yan-Min Zhang, Qian-Nan Zhang, Qing Yu
Previous studies have indicated that hepcidin, which can regulate iron efflux by binding to ferroportin-1 (FPN1) and inducing its internalization and degradation, acts as the critical factor in the regulation of iron metabolism. However, it is unknown whether hepcidin is involved in acute renal ischemia/reperfusion injury (IRI). In this study, an IRI rat model was established via right renal excision and blood interruption for 45 min in the left kidney, and iron metabolism indexes were examined to investigate the change in iron metabolism and to analyze the role of hepcidin during IRI...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424248/splenic-ly6g-high-mature-and-ly6g-int-immature-neutrophils-contribute-to-eradication-of-s-pneumoniae
#8
Justin F Deniset, Bas G Surewaard, Woo-Yong Lee, Paul Kubes
The spleen plays an integral protective role against encapsulated bacterial infections. Our understanding of the associated mechanisms is limited to thymus-independent (TI) antibody production by the marginal zone (MZ) B cells, leaving the contribution of other splenic compartments such as the red pulp (RP) largely unexplored despite asplenic patients succumbing to the infection in the first 24 h, suggesting important antibody-independent mechanisms. In this study, using time-lapse intravital imaging of the spleen, we identify a tropism for Streptococcus pneumoniae in this organ mediated by tissue-resident MZ and RP macrophages and a protective role for two distinct splenic neutrophil populations (Ly6G(hi) and Ly6G(intermediate)) residing in the splenic RP...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424247/location-in-the-spleen-dictates-the-function-of-murine-neutrophils
#9
Patrizia Scapini, Marco A Cassatella
In this issue of JEM, Deniset et al. (https://doi.org/10.1084/jem.20161621) provide new data that extend our knowledge on the mechanisms whereby Streptococcus pneumoniae is cleared by the spleen. The authors identify novel populations of murine splenic neutrophils that localize in the red pulp and the marginal zone. During the acute phases of S. pneumoniae infection, these populations of splenic neutrophils act in concert with specialized macrophage and B cell populations to provide very rapid innate immune protection...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423552/enhanced-antitumor-effects-by-combining-an-il-12-anti-dna-fusion-protein-with-avelumab-an-anti-pd-l1-antibody
#10
Jonathan K Fallon, Amanda J Vandeveer, Jeffrey Schlom, John W Greiner
The combined therapeutic potential of an immunocytokine designed to deliver IL-12 to the necrotic regions of solid tumors with an anti-PD-L1 antibody that disrupts the immunosuppressive PD-1/PD-L1 axis yielded a combinatorial benefit in multiple murine tumor models. The murine version of the immunocytokine, NHS-muIL12, consists of an antibody (NHS76) recognizing DNA/DNA-histone complexes, fused with two molecules of murine IL-12 (NHS-muIL12). By its recognition of exposed DNA, NHS-muIL12 targets IL-12 to the necrotic portions of tumors; it has a longer plasma half-life and better antitumor efficacy against murine tumors than recombinant murine IL-12...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422834/feasibility-and-safety-of-emergency-laparoscopic-partial-splenectomy-a-retrospective-analysis
#11
Hongyu Li, Yonggang Wei, Bing Peng, Bo Li, Fei Liu
The increased awareness of asplenia-related life-threatening complications has led to the development of parenchyma sparing splenic resections in past few years. The aim of this study is to retrospectively analyze the feasibility and safety of laparoscopic partial splenectomy (LPS) in selected emergency patients.From January 2013 to December 2015, there were 46 emergency patients, diagnosed with splenic rupture, admitted in our department. Selection criteria for LPS: (1) Preoperative CT scan revealed single pole rupture without spleen pedicle injury; (2) BP>90/60 mm Hg and heart rates <120 bpm; (3) No sigh of multiple organ injury...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422126/adrenergic-mediated-loss-of-splenic-marginal-zone-b-cells-contributes-to-infection-susceptibility-after-stroke
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Laura McCulloch, Craig J Smith, Barry W McColl
Infection is a major complication of acute stroke and causes increased mortality and morbidity; however, current interventions do not prevent infection and improve clinical outcome in stroke patients. The mechanisms that underlie susceptibility to infection in these patients are unclear. Splenic marginal zone (MZ) B cells are innate-like lymphocytes that provide early defence against bacterial infection. Here we show experimental stroke in mice induces a marked loss of MZ B cells, deficiencies in capturing blood-borne antigen and suppression of circulating IgM...
April 19, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421534/immune-alterations-in-cd8-t-cells-are-associated-with-neuronal-c-c-and-c-x-c-chemokine-receptor-regulation-through-adenosine-a2a-receptor-signaling-in-a-btbr-t-itpr3-tf-j-autistic-mouse-model
#13
Sheikh F Ahmad, Mushtaq A Ansari, Ahmed Nadeem, Saleh A Bakheet, Raish Mohammad, Sabry M Attia
Associative studies on a range of neurodevelopmental disorders have identified relationships between behavioral deficits and immune system function. The BTBR T(+) Itpr3(tf)/J (BTBR) mouse strain displays aberrant characteristics in its social behavior and immune responses, providing a significant opportunity to examine the relationship between behavior and the immune system. This study investigated the influence of adenosine A2A receptor activity on C-C and C-X-C chemokine receptors involved in autism in the BTBR mouse model...
April 18, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420007/accessory-spleen-in-the-greater-omentum-embryology-and-revisited-prevalence-rates
#14
Nikita Gill, Areeba Nasir, Jennifer Douglin, Bettina Pretterklieber, Hanno Steinke, Michael Pretterklieber, Sebastian Cotofana
PURPOSE: To investigate in a large sample the prevalence rates of accessory spleens located in the greater omentum and to explain the embryological background and the vascular supply of this rare congenital disorder. METHODS: Evaluation of the presence of accessory spleens located in the greater omentum was performed in 5 different international anatomical centers investigating a total of 1,045 body donors. Arterial and venous blood supply and the precise location of the respective vasculature within the splenic ligaments are described based on dissection of this rare condition in a male specimen...
April 19, 2017: Cells, Tissues, Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419519/deletion-of-a-distal-rankl-gene-enhancer-delays-progression-of-atherosclerotic-plaque-calcification-in-hypercholesterolemic-mice
#15
Sohel Shamsuzzaman, Melda Onal, Hillary C St John, J Wesley Pike
Receptor activator of NF-κB ligand (RANKL) is a TNFα-like cytokine which mediates diverse physiological functions including bone remodeling and immune regulation. RANKL has been identified in atherosclerotic lesions; however, its role in atherosclerotic plaque development remains elusive. An enhancer located 75kb upstream of the murine RANKL gene's transcription start site designated D5 is important for its calciotropic hormone- and cytokine-mediated expression. Here, we determined the impact of RANKL levels in atherosclerotic plaque development in the D5 enhancer-null (D5(-/-) ) mice in an atherogenic Apoe(-/-) background fed a high-fat diet (HFD)...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419083/pneumococcal-vaccination-and-efficacy-in-patients-with-heterotaxy-syndrome
#16
Pei-Lan Shao, Mei-Hwan Wu, Jou-Kou Wang, Hui-Wen Hsu, Li-Min Huang, Shuenn-Nan Chiu
BACKGROUND: Pneumococcal vaccines, including pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV) and pneumococcal conjugated vaccine (PCV), are important in preventing invasive pneumococcal disease. We analyzed the pneumococcal vaccination rate, efficacy and durability in patients with heterotaxy. METHODS: All patients with heterotaxy and CCHD who were followed at our institution between 2010 and 2015 were included. Pneumococcal vaccine status and geometric mean concentration (GMC) of serotypes 6B, 14, 19F, and 23F were analyzed...
April 18, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417547/a-long-term-follow-up-study-of-subtotal-splenectomy-in-children-with-hereditary-spherocytosis
#17
C W K Rosman, P M A Broens, M Trzpis, R Y J Tamminga
BACKGROUND: Hereditary spherocytosis (HS) is a heterogeneous hemolytic anemia treated with splenectomy in patients suffering from severe or moderate disease. Total splenectomy, however, renders patients vulnerable to overwhelming postsplenectomy infection despite preventive measures. Although subtotal splenectomy has been advocated as an alternative to total splenectomy, long-term follow-up data are scarce. We investigated how often hematologic recurrences requiring secondary total splenectomy occurred...
April 18, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417489/management-of-septic-emboli-in-patients-with-infectious-endocarditis
#18
Seyed Hossein Aalaei-Andabili, Tomas Martin, Phillip Hess, Brian Hoh, Meshka Anderson, Charles T Klodell, Thomas M Beaver
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Septic emboli (SE) associated with infectious endocarditis (IE) can result in splenic abscesses and infectious intracranial aneurysms (IIA). We investigated the impact of SE on patient outcomes following surgery for IE. METHOD: From January-2000 to October-2015, all patients with surgical IE (n = 437) were evaluated for incidence and management of SE. RESULTS: Overall SE was found in 46/437 (10.52%) patients (n = 17 spleen, 13 brain, and 16 both)...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416717/essential-neuroscience-in-immunology
#19
REVIEW
Sangeeta S Chavan, Kevin J Tracey
The field of immunology is principally focused on the molecular mechanisms by which hematopoietic cells initiate and maintain innate and adaptive immunity. That cornerstone of attention has been expanded by recent discoveries that neuronal signals occupy a critical regulatory niche in immunity. The discovery is that neuronal circuits operating reflexively regulate innate and adaptive immunity. One particularly well-characterized circuit regulating innate immunity, the inflammatory reflex, is dependent upon action potentials transmitted to the reticuloendothelial system via the vagus and splenic nerves...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415767/unique-properties-of-thymic-antigen-presenting-cells-promote-epigenetic-imprinting-of-alloantigen-specific-regulatory-t-cells
#20
Garima Garg, Eirini Nikolouli, Matthias Hardtke-Wolenski, Aras Toker, Naganari Ohkura, Michael Beckstette, Takahisa Miyao, Robert Geffers, Stefan Floess, Norbert Gerdes, Esther Lutgens, Anke Osterloh, Shohei Hori, Shimon Sakaguchi, Elmar Jaeckel, Jochen Huehn
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) are potential immunotherapeutic candidates to induce transplantation tolerance. However, stability of Tregs still remains contentious and may potentially restrict their clinical use. Recent work suggested that epigenetic imprinting of Foxp3 and other Treg-specific signature genes is crucial for stabilization of immunosuppressive properties of Foxp3+ Tregs, and that these events are initiated already during early stages of thymic Treg development. However, the mechanisms governing this process remain largely unknown...
March 15, 2017: Oncotarget
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