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Vahid Mirshafiee, Bingbing Sun, Chong Hyun Chang, Yu-Pei Liao, Wen Jiang, Jinhong Jiang, Xiangsheng Liu, Xiang Wang, Tian Xia, Andre E Nel
The liver and the mononuclear phagocyte system (MPS) is a frequent target for engineered nanomaterials (ENMs), either as a result of particle uptake and spread from primary exposure sites or systemic administration of therapeutic and imaging nanoparticles. In this study, we performed a comparative analysis of the toxicological impact of 29 metal oxide (MOx) nanoparticles (NPs), some commonly used in consumer products, in transformed or primary Kupffer cells (KCs) and hepatocytes. Not only did we observe differences between KC and hepatocytes, but also differences in the toxicological profiles of transition metal oxides (TMOs, e...
March 15, 2018: ACS Nano
Hiroto Kambara, Fei Liu, Xiaoyu Zhang, Peng Liu, Besnik Bajrami, Yan Teng, Li Zhao, Shiyi Zhou, Hongbo Yu, Weidong Zhou, Leslie E Silberstein, Tao Cheng, Mingzhe Han, Yuanfu Xu, Hongbo R Luo
Gasdermin D (GSDMD) is considered a proinflammatory factor that mediates pyroptosis in macrophages to protect hosts from intracellular bacteria. Here, we reveal that GSDMD deficiency paradoxically augmented host responses to extracellular Escherichia coli, mainly by delaying neutrophil death, which established GSDMD as a negative regulator of innate immunity. In contrast to its activation in macrophages, in which activated inflammatory caspases cleave GSDMD to produce an N-terminal fragment (GSDMD-cNT) to trigger pyroptosis, GSDMD cleavage and activation in neutrophils was caspase independent...
March 13, 2018: Cell Reports
Lan H Chu, Mohanalaxmi Indramohan, Rojo A Ratsimandresy, Anu Gangopadhyay, Emily P Morris, Denise M Monack, Andrea Dorfleutner, Christian Stehlik
Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) of Gram-negative bacteria can elicit a strong immune response. Although extracellular LPS is sensed by TLR4 at the cell surface and triggers a transcriptional response, cytosolic LPS binds and activates non-canonical inflammasome caspases, resulting in pyroptotic cell death, as well as canonical NLRP3 inflammasome-dependent cytokine release. Contrary to the highly regulated multiprotein platform required for caspase-1 activation in the canonical inflammasomes, the non-canonical mouse caspase-11 and the orthologous human caspase-4 function simultaneously as innate sensors and effectors, and their regulation is unclear...
March 8, 2018: Nature Communications
Asha Lekshmi, Shankara Narayanan Varadarajan, Santhik Subhasingh Lupitha, Mydhily Nair, Aneesh Chandrasekharan, T R Santhoshkumar
Recent cell biology studies reveal that a cell can die through multiple pathways via distinct signaling mechanisms. Among these, apoptosis and necrosis are two distinct cell death pathways, and their detection and discrimination is vital in the drug discovery process and in understanding diverse biological processes. Although sensitive assays for apoptosis and necrosis are available, it is extremely difficult to adapt any of these methods to discriminate apoptosis-inducing stimuli from necrosis-inducing stimuli because of the acquisition of secondary necrosis by apoptotic cells when they are not phagocytosed...
February 21, 2018: Current Protocols in Toxicology
Dengming Lai, Jing Tang, Linsong Chen, Erica K Fan, Melanie J Scott, Yuehua Li, Timothy R Billiar, Mark A Wilson, Xiangming Fang, Qiang Shu, Jie Fan
Group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2) are one of three subgroups of innate lymphoid cells (ILC1, ILC2, and ILC3), and the major ILC population detected in the lungs. The function of ILC2 in the regulation of lung inflammation remains unclear. In the current study, we explored an important role of ILC2 in protecting lung endothelial cell (EC) from pyroptosis in sepsis-induced acute lung inflammation and the underlying mechanism. Using a cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) mouse sepsis model, we demonstrated that IL-33, which is released in response to sepsis, acting through its receptor ST2 mediates ILC2 expansion in the lungs...
March 6, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Jinyu Pan, Li Han, Jun Guo, Xuyang Wang, Dian Liu, Jingjing Tian, Mingjun Zhang, Fengshuang An
Plaque formation is initiated and triggered by cell death in the vascular wall, which gradually leads to the progression of atherosclerosis. Pyroptosis is a newly discovered form of programmed cell death. Absent in melanoma 2 (AIM2), a member of the HIN-200 protein family, plays an important role in activating inflammasomes. However, the role and mechanism of AIM2 in atherosclerotic plaque progression has not been thoroughly elucidated to date. The effect of pyroptosis and the mechanism for this effect were investigated in apolipoprotein E-deficient (ApoE-/-) mice...
March 3, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Xixi Zhang, Haibing Zhang
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February 28, 2018: Science China. Life Sciences
Biao Tang, Chang-Qing Deng
Pyroptosis is a form of inflammatory programmed cell death activated by caspase-1 and caspase-4/5/11, and involves in the pathogenesis of infectious diseases and nervous system diseases. Pyroptosis is mediated by canonical inflammasome pathway and non-canonical inflammasome pathway. The canonical inflammasome pathway is activated in stroke and aggravates brain injury. Inhibition of inflammasome, caspase-1, IL-1β and IL-18 ameliorates brain injury. These studies indicate that canonical inflammasome pathway contributes to post-stroke brain injury, therefore, pyroptosis has become a potential therapeutic target for preventing excessive cell death during stroke...
February 25, 2018: Sheng Li Xue Bao: [Acta Physiologica Sinica]
Bettina L Lee, Kathleen M Mirrashidi, Irma B Stowe, Sarah K Kummerfeld, Colin Watanabe, Benjamin Haley, Trinna L Cuellar, Michael Reichelt, Nobuhiko Kayagaki
The NLRC4 inflammasome recognizes bacterial flagellin and components of the type III secretion apparatus. NLRC4 stimulation leads to caspase-1 activation followed by a rapid lytic cell death known as pyroptosis. NLRC4 is linked to pathogen-free auto-inflammatory diseases, suggesting a role for NLRC4 in sterile inflammation. Here, we show that NLRC4 activates an alternative cell death program morphologically similar to apoptosis in caspase-1-deficient BMDMs. By performing an unbiased genome-wide CRISPR/Cas9 screen with subsequent validation studies in gene-targeted mice, we highlight a critical role for caspase-8 and ASC adaptor in an alternative apoptotic pathway downstream of NLRC4...
February 28, 2018: Scientific Reports
Michael Fricker, Aviva M Tolkovsky, Vilmante Borutaite, Michael Coleman, Guy C Brown
Neuronal cell death occurs extensively during development and pathology, where it is especially important because of the limited capacity of adult neurons to proliferate or be replaced. The concept of cell death used to be simple as there were just two or three types, so we just had to work out which type was involved in our particular pathology and then block it. However, we now know that there are at least a dozen ways for neurons to die, that blocking a particular mechanism of cell death may not prevent the cell from dying, and that non-neuronal cells also contribute to neuronal death...
April 1, 2018: Physiological Reviews
Alessandra Bandera, Michela Masetti, Massimiliano Fabbiani, Mara Biasin, Antonio Muscatello, Nicola Squillace, Mario Clerici, Andrea Gori, Daria Trabattoni
Background: Inflammasome-mediated activation of caspase-1 regulates inflammatory responses and pyroptosis. We analyzed possible associations between inflammasome-related genes and immune reconstitution in HIV-infected antiretroviral therapy (ART)-treated patients. Methods: Cross-sectional, case-control study. HIV-infected patients on ART for ≥24 months with HIV-RNA<50 cp/mL for ≥12 months were enrolled and defined as immunological responders (IR) or non-responders (INR) if CD4 count was ≥500 or ≤350 cells/μL, respectively...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
Mi Jeong Heo, Tae Hyun Kim, Jueng Soo You, Delia Blaya, Pau Sancho-Bru, Sang Geon Kim
OBJECTIVE: Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is a leading cause of death among chronic liver diseases. However, its pathogenesis has not been completely established. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are key contributors to liver diseases progression. This study investigated hepatocyte-abundant miRNAs dysregulated by ALD, its impact on hepatocyte injury and the underlying basis. DESIGN: Alcoholic hepatitis (AH) human and animal liver samples and hepatocytes were used to assess miR-148a levels...
February 23, 2018: Gut
Mukesh Kumar, Karuna Irungbam, Meena Kataria
Background: Cholesterol in lipid raft plays crucial role on cancer cell survival during metastasis of cancer cells. Cancer cells are reported to enrich cholesterol in lipid raft which make them more susceptible to cell death after cholesterol depletion than normal cells. Methyl-β-cyclodextrin (MβCD), an amphipathic polysaccharide known to deplete the membrane cholesterol, induces cell death selectively in cancer cells. Present work was designed to identify the major form of programmed cell death in membrane cholesterol depleted cancer cells (MDA-MB 231 and 4T1) and its impact on migration efficiency of cancer cells...
2018: Cancer Cell International
Fawaz Awad, Eman Assrawi, Camille Louvrier, Claire Jumeau, Sophie Georgin-Lavialle, Gilles Grateau, Serge Amselem, Irina Giurgea, Sonia-Athina Karabina
Inflammasomes are intracellular multiprotein signaling complexes, mainly present in myeloid cells. They commonly assemble around a cytoplasmic receptor of the nucleotide-binding leucine-rich repeat containing receptor (NLR) family, although other cytoplasmic receptors like pyrin have been shown to form inflammasomes. The nucleation of the multiprotein scaffolding platform occurs upon detection of a microbial, a danger or a homeostasis pattern by the receptor that will, most commonly, associate with the adaptor protein ASC (apoptosis-associated speck-like protein containing a CARD) through homotypic domain interactions resulting in recruitment of procaspase-1...
February 18, 2018: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Yu-Chang Wang, Qin-Xin Liu, Tao Liu, Xi-E Xu, Wei Gao, Xiang-Jun Bai, Zhan-Fei Li
Pyroptosis plays a pivotal role in sepsis and septic shock in animal studies. However, its clinical significance in pathological conditions has not been well elucidated. This study aimed to evaluate the correlation between the percentage of pyroptotic peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and the clinical index and to investigate the relationship between PBMCs pyroptosis and the development of sepsis in trauma patients.This prospective study was conducted from October 2016 to May 2017 in a comprehensive trauma center...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Maysa Sarhan, Walter G Land, Wulf Tonnus, Christian P Hugo, Andreas Linkermann
When cells undergo necrotic cell death in either physiological or pathophysiological settings in vivo, they release highly immunogenic intracellular molecules and organelles into the interstitium and thereby represent the strongest known trigger of the immune system. With our increasing understanding of necrosis as a regulated and genetically determined process (RN, regulated necrosis), necrosis and necroinflammation can be pharmacologically prevented. This review discusses our current knowledge about signaling pathways of necrotic cell death as the origin of necroinflammation...
April 1, 2018: Physiological Reviews
Jiraporn Ousingsawat, Podchanart Wanitchakool, Rainer Schreiber, Karl Kunzelmann
Pyroptosis is a highly inflammatory form of programmed cell death that is caused by infection with intracellular pathogens and activation of canonical or noncanonical inflammasomes. The purinergic receptor P2X7 is activated by the noncanonical inflammasome and contributes essentially to pyroptotic cell death. The Ca2+ activated phospholipid scramblase and ion channel TMEM16F has been shown earlier to control cellular effects downstream of purinergic P2X7 receptors that ultimately lead to cell death. As pyroptotic cell death is accompanied by an increases in intracellular Ca2+ , we asked whether TMEM16F is activated during pyroptosis...
February 20, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Lan Gu, Ran Meng, Yiting Tang, Kai Zhao, Fang Liang, Rui Zhang, Qianqian Xue, Fangping Chen, Xianzhong Xiao, Huadong Wang, Haichao Wang, Timothy R Billiar, Ben Lu
Outer membrane vesicles (OMVs), released by variety of bacteria, are membrane-enclosed entities enriched in microbial components, toxins and virulent factors. OMVs could deliver lipopolysaccharide (LPS) into the cytosol of host cells and subsequently activate caspase-11, which critically orchestrates immune responses and mediates septic shock. Though it is known that caspase-11 is activated by intracellular LPS, how OMVs deliver LPS into the cytosol remains largely unknown. Here we show that the activation of toll like receptor 4 (TLR4), a LPS receptor on the cytoplasmic membrane, licenses macrophages to transport LPS from OMVs into the cytosol through TIR domain-containing adaptor-inducing interferon-β (TRIF)...
February 16, 2018: Shock
Wei Liu, Yuhua Chen, Jiao Meng, Minfei Wu, Fangfang Bi, Cuicui Chang, Hua Li, Liangjun Zhang
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a critical public health and socioeconomic problem throughout the world. Inflammation-induced secondary injury is one of the vital pathogenic parameters of TBI. Molecular signaling cascades of pyroptosis, a specific type of cellular necrosis, are key drivers of TBI-induced inflammation. METHODS: In this study, mice with genetically ablated caspase-1 (caspase-1-/- ) were subjected to controlled cortical impact injury in vivo, and primary neuron deficient in caspase-1 through siRNA knockdown and pharmacologic inhibition was stimulated by mechanical scratch, equiaxial stretch, and LPS/ATP in vitro...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
Dongming Wu, Rong Han, Shihua Deng, Teng Liu, Ting Zhang, Hongxiang Xie, Ying Xu
PURPOSE: To investigate changes induced in mouse intestines after irradiation and to explore the potential radioprotective effects of flagellin A N/C (FlaAN/C). METHODS AND MATERIALS: A mouse model of radiation-induced enteropathy was used in this study. A 10-Gy abdominal irradiation was performed on FlaAN/C- and vehicle-injected mice to explore the role of FlaAN/C in intestinal radiation injury and to study the molecular mechanism in this process. In the intestinal tissue, pathologic changes were investigated by hematoxylin and eosin staining, TUNEL staining, and immunohistochemistry; Western blotting and quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction were used to determine the changes in protein and messenger RNA levels, respectively; and an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay was performed to determine protein concentration in serum...
January 31, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
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