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Sung Jessica J Department of Biological Sciences, California State Polytechnic University, 3801 W. Temple Ave., Pomona, CA, 91768, - - 2014
Garlic (Allium sativum) is known to have many beneficial attributes such as antimicrobial, antiatherosclerotic, antitumorigenetic, and immunomodulatory properties. In the present study, we investigated the effects of an aqueous garlic extract on macrophage cytokine production by challenging the macrophage J774A.1 cell line with the garlic extract in the absence or ...
Molins Blanca B Institut Clinic d'Oftalmologia, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona. University of Barcelona.Barcelona, Spain; Fundacio Clinic per la Recerca Biomedica. IDIBAPS. Barcelona, - - 2014
To quantify the proportion of regulatory T cells (Treg) and cytokine expression by peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) in patients with active non-infectious uveitis, and to evaluate the effect of in vitro treatment with infliximab, dexamethasone, and cyclosporine A on Treg levels and cytokine production in PBMCs from uveitis patients ...
Sloan Samuel S Northern Ireland Molecular Pathology Laboratory, Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology, Queens University Belfast and Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Belfast, - - 2014
Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease of unknown aetiology. Mucosal inflammatory dysregulation is likely important, with increased production of pro-inflammatory cytokines, including tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNFα). The chimeric monoclonal antibody, infliximab, inhibits TNFα and promotes intestinal mucosal healing. Despite this, many patients still require surgical intervention. Patients ...
Wibawa Tri - - 2014
Macrophages undergo apoptosis after infected by Mycobacterium tuber- culosis (M.tb), which is regulated by tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) and has a direct correlation with killing of intracellular bacilli. In order to clarify the role of isoniazid (INH) in the modulation of macrophages apoptosis and intracellular bacilli replication, we performed ...
Park Chul-Woo - - 2014
Ubiquitin (Ub) is a versatile signaling molecule that plays important roles in a variety of cellular processes. Cellular Ub pools, which are composed of free Ub and Ub conjugates, are in dynamic equilibrium inside cells. In particular, increasing evidence suggests that Ub homeostasis, or the maintenance of free Ub above ...
Jin Wei W State Key Laboratory of Virology, Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 44 Xiaohongshan Zhongqu, Wuhan 430071, China; University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, - - 2014
The C-type lectin receptors (CLRs) expressed on dendritic cells (DCs), in particular DC-SIGN and DCIR, likely play an important role in HIV-1 early infection. Here, we systematically compared the capture and transfer capability of DC-SIGN and DCIR using a wide range of HIV-1 isolates. Our results indicated that DC-SIGN plays ...
Ptak Grazyna E GE Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences, University of Teramo, Teramo, Italy Department of Experimental Embryology, Institute of Genetics and Animal Breeding, Polish Academy of Sciences, Jastrzebiec Poland - - 2014
Functional genomic imprinting is necessary for the transfer of maternal resources to mammalian embryos. Imprint-free embryos are unable to establish a viable placental vascular network necessary for the transfer of resources such as nutrients and oxygen. How the parental origin of inherited genes influences cellular response to resource limitation is ...
Khosravi Arya A Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, - - 2014
The commensal microbiota impacts specific immune cell populations and their functions at peripheral sites, such as gut mucosal tissues. However, it remains unknown whether gut microbiota control immunity through regulation of hematopoiesis at primary immune sites. We reveal that germ-free mice display reduced proportions and differentiation potential of specific myeloid ...
Xu X-Y XY Department of Pathophysiology, Institute of Pathology and Pathophysiology, College of Basic Medicine, China Medical University, Shenyang, Liaoning 110001, People's Republic of China. - - 2014
Flow cytometry method (FCM) is a generally accepted tool to analyze apoptosis. Although apoptosis assay kit was applied by many companies, the manufacturers were not consistent with whether using Trypsin with EDTA to collect the adherent cells. In another words, the influence of EDTA on apoptotic ratio is not clear. ...
Yoo Dongwon - - 2013
Overcoming resistance: Heat-treated cancer cells possess a protective mechanism for resistance and survival. Resistance-free apoptosis-inducing magnetic nanoparticles (RAINs) successfully promote hyperthermic apoptosis, obstructing cell survival by triggering two functional units of heat generation and the release of geldanamycin (GM) for heat shock protein (Hsp) inhibition under an alternating magnetic field ...
Campbell Jessica A - - 2013
Type I interferons (IFNs) exert their effects through the induction of hundreds of IFN-stimulated genes (ISGs), many of which function by inhibiting viral replication and modulating immune responses. ISG15, a di-ubiquitin-like protein, is one of the most abundantly induced ISGs and is critical for control of certain viral and bacterial ...
Jiang Wenyan - - 2013
The immune systems that protect organisms from infectious agents invariably have a cost for the host. In bacteria and archaea CRISPR-Cas loci can serve as adaptive immune systems that protect these microbes from infectiously transmitted DNAs. When those DNAs are borne by lytic viruses (phages), this protection can provide a ...
Alaaeldin Eman - - 2013
PURPOSE: In vivo application of siRNA/PEGylated cationic liposome complex (lipoplex) is impeded by two main obstacles: cytokine responses and anti-PEG IgM responses to PEGylated siRNA-lipoplex. Here, we investigated whether co-administration of oxaliplatin (l-OHP) abrogates the cytokine release and anti-PEG IgM production by PEGylated siRNA-lipoplex. METHODS: Free l-OHP was administered either ...
Klimov Pavel B - - 2013
Long-term specialization may limit the ability of a species to respond to new environmental conditions and lead to a higher likelihood of extinction. For permanent parasites and other symbionts, the most intriguing question is whether these organisms can return to a free-living lifestyle and, thus, escape an evolutionary 'dead end'. ...
Keightley M Cristina - - 2013
The transfer of immunity from mother to offspring is widespread in animals. The father's contribution to this is usually negligible. However, in a sex-role reversed pipefish where fathers do the mothering, fathers make an important immune priming contribution, too.
Moretti Anthony A 0000-0003-4617-4375 Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA 90502, - - 2013
Background. The mechanisms involving the initiation of apoptosis after brain hypoxia-ischemia through caspase activation are not fully defined. Oxygen free radicals may be an important mediator of caspase initiation with reactive oxygen species generated by xanthine oxidase (XO) being one potential source. The purpose of this study was to examine ...
Du Ruijuan - - 2012
Cell-free hemoglobin (Hb) resulting from hemolysis is redox-active. It disrupts the oxidoreducing microenvironment, shifting the balance unfavorably towards tissue cytotoxicity. Thus, immediate suppression of the Hb-redox activity and removal of the cell-free plasma Hb is vital for maintaining homeostasis and survival. Among several known Hb-binding plasma proteins, haptoglobin (Hp) is ...
Dhir Vipra - - 2011
Human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) are routinely used in vitro to detect cytokine secretion as part of preclinical screens to delineate agonistic and antagonistic action of therapeutic monoclonal antibodies (mAbs). Preclinical value of standard human PBMC assays to detect cytokine release syndrome (CRS) has been questioned, as they did ...
Benson Jacqueline M - - 2011
Monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapy was first established upon the approval of a mouse antibody for treatment of human acute organ rejection. However, the high incidence of immune response against the mouse mAb restricted therapeutic utility. Development of chimeric, "humanized" and human mAbs broadened therapeutic application to immune-mediated diseases requiring long-term ...
Sueyoshi Takanao - - 2011
Midkine (MK) plays important roles in tumorigenesis, however, the biological function of MK and whether MK can be a therapeutic target in osteosarcoma are unclear. Here, we found that osteosarcoma tissues showed high MK expression. MK knockdown by small interfering RNA significantly induced apoptosis in osteosarcoma cells, whereas recombinant MK ...
Lighvani Shahrzad - - 2011
Localization of plasmin on macrophages and activation of pro-MMP-9 play key roles in macrophage recruitment in the inflammatory response. These functions are promoted by plasminogen receptors exposing C-terminal basic residues on the macrophage surface. Recently, we identified a novel transmembrane plasminogen receptor, Plg-R(KT), which exposes a C-terminal lysine on the ...
de Lima Franco Daniele - - 2011
Sporotrichosis is a chronic granulomatous mycosis caused by the dimorphic fungus Sporothrix schenckii. The immunological mechanisms involved in the prevention and control of sporotrichosis suggest that cell-mediated immunity plays an important role in protecting the host against S. schenckii. Nonetheless, recent data strongly support the existence of protective Abs against ...
Hsieh Yun-Chih - - 2011
ABSTRACT: The triterpenoids methylantcinate B (MAB) and antcin B (AB) isolated from the medicinal mushroom Antrodia camphorata has been identified as strong cytotoxic agents against various type of cancer cells, however, the mechanisms of MAB and AB-induced cytotoxicity have not been adequately explored. This study investigated the roles of caspase ...
Houot Roch - - 2011
Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) are in widespread use for the treatment of cancer. Their success as cancer therapeutics relies substantially on their ability to engage the immune system. Specifically, Fc-receptor-expressing immune cells mediate the killing of tumor cells by mAbs. Stimulation of these immune effector cells might therefore represent a promising ...
Bao Yan - - 2011
The physiological and pathophysiological roles of neutrophils in immune homeostasis and disease have been investigated extensively by way of anti-Gr-1 mAb-mediated depletion experiments; however, the ability of the anti-Gr-1 mAb to specifically deplete neutrophils has long been questioned and it is now known that this mAb, which binds Ly6C and ...
De Baere Miet I - - 2011
Sialoadhesin (Sn) is a macrophage-restricted endocytic receptor involved in cell-cell, cell-matrix and cell-pathogen interactions. Recently, porcine Sn (pSn) was shown to be involved in signaling and lately Sn is gaining interest as a potential target for immunotherapy. However, little is known about the effect of ligand binding to Sn on ...
Lee Steve C SC Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, - - 2011
Tumor antigen (TA)-targeted monoclonal antibodies (mAb), trastuzumab, cetuximab, panitumumab, and rituximab, have been among the most successful new therapies in the present generation. Clinical activity is observed as a single agent, or in combination with radiotherapy or chemotherapy, against metastatic colorectal cancer, head and neck cancer, breast cancer, and follicular ...
White Ann L - - 2011
A high activatory/inhibitory FcγR binding ratio is critical for the activity of mAb such as rituximab and alemtuzumab that attack cancer cells directly and eliminate them by recruiting immune effectors. Optimal FcγR binding profiles of other anti-cancer mAb, such as immunostimulatory mAb that stimulate or block immune receptors, are less ...
Mourão-Sá Diego - - 2011
Myeloid cells express a plethora of C-type lectin receptors (CLR) that can regulate immune responses. CLEC-2 belongs to the Dectin-1 sub-family of CLRs that possess an extracellular C-type lectin-like domain and a single intracellular hemITAM motif. CLEC-2 is highly expressed on mouse and human platelets where it signals via Syk ...
Walker Mindi R - - 2011
Anti-CD28 superagonist (SA) mediated cytokine release syndrome (CRS), an adverse event resulting in systemic release of cytokines, is an emergent issue in drug development. CRS is of potential concern for all monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) particularly those directed against cell surface targets on lymphocytes. Concern regarding patient safety requires development of ...
Hamann Jörg - - 2011
CD97 is a member of the EGF-TM7 family of adhesion G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) broadly expressed on leukocytes. CD97 interacts with several cellular ligands via its N-terminal epidermal growth factor (EGF)-like domains. To understand the biological function of CD97, monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) specific for individual EGF domains have been applied ...
Chen XueDong - - 2011
To investigate the inhibitory effects of anti-mouse interleukin-17 (IL-17) monoclonal antibody (mAb) in high-responder corneal allograft rejection. C57BL/6 or BALB/c mice corneal grafts were grafted onto BALB/c hosts. The neutralizing mouse IL-17 antibody and isotype control were injected intraperitoneally immediately after transplantation for experimental treatment. At appropriate times after treatment, ...
Yang Guang - - 2010
To explore the possibility that human mitochondrial genomic DNA-mimicking oligodeoxynucleotides could regulate the immune response, a series of mitochondrial DNA-based oligodeoxynucleotides (MTODNs) were designed and studied to determine their immunoregulatory effects on immune cells activated by toll-like receptor (TLR) stimulation. The results showed that a C-rich MTODN, designated MT01, was ...
Ciraci Ceren - - 2011
Chickens possess toll-like receptor (TLR15), a pattern recognition receptor (PRR) absent in mammals. We characterized the regulation and mechanism of CpG responsiveness via TLRs in chicken macrophage HD11 cells. TLR15 was significantly upregulated after induction with B- and C-type CpG oligonucleotides (ODN), tripalmitoylated lipopeptide (PAM3CSK4), Escherichia coli- and Salmonella enteritidis-derived ...
Kaneko Fumio - - 2011
Adamantiades-Behçet's disease (ABD) is characterized by starting with oral aphthous ulceration and developing of the systemic involvements. The pathogenesis of ABD is closely correlated with the genetic factors and the triggering factors which acquire delayed-type hypersensitivity reaction against oral streptococci mediated by IL-12 cytokine family. HLA-B51 is associated in more ...
Ashman Robert B - - 2011
IL-12 is a cytokine with links to both innate and adaptive immunity systems. In mice, its deletion leads to acute susceptibility to oral infection with the yeast Candida albicans, whereas such mice are resistant to systemic disease. However, it is an essential component of the adaptive response that leads to ...
Lim Eun-Jung - - 2010
Synthetic oligodeoxynucleotides (ODN) with a CpG-motif are recognized by Toll-like receptor 9 (TLR9) and pleiotropic immune responses are elicited. Stimulation of macrophages with TLR9 agonist prevented apoptosis induced by serum deprivation through increased expression of FLICE-like inhibitory protein (FLIP). CpG ODN-mediated anti-apoptosis depended on the TLR9-Akt-FoxO3a signaling pathway. Inhibition of ...
Yang Ziyan Z Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, - - 2010
IL-12 is a dimeric cytokine that is produced primarily by APCs. In this study we examined the role that the p38 MAPKs (MAPK/p38) play in regulating IL-12 production. We show that inhibition of p38 dramatically increased IL-12 production upon stimulation, while decreasing TNF-α. This reciprocal effect on these two cytokines ...
Wikström F Hasslung - - 2011
Porcine Circovirus type 2 (PCV2) can cause postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS) in young pigs with severe immunosuppression as a major characteristic of the disease complex. Despite the dramatic involvement of the immune system, the interaction between PCV2 and the host is until date not well understood. The DNA genome ...
Kubarenko Andriy V - - 2010
The innate immune system employs Toll-like receptors (TLRs) for the detection of invading microorganisms based on distinct molecular patterns. For example, TLR9 is activated by microbial DNA and also by short therapeutic CpG-containing oligonucleotides (CpG-ODN). TLR9 activation leads to the production of interferons and the priming of humoral adaptive immune ...
Chen Huan - - 2010
Cationic polymers with nucleic acid drug delivery ability are widely used in experimental and clinical studies. However, their interactions with the immune systems are rarely studied. In the present study, cationic polymers including PEI, polylysine, cationic dextran and cationic gelatin exhibited strong stimulation on Th1 response which was characterized by ...
Choi Sun-Shim - - 2010
Bacterial CpG motifs are known to induce both innate and adaptive immunity in infected hosts via toll-like receptor 9 (TLR9). Because small oligonucleotides (ODNs) mimicking bacterial CpG motifs are easily synthesized, they have found use as immunomodulatory agents in a number of disease models. We have developed a novel bioinformatics ...
Cheng Qing - - 2010
CpG oligodeoxynucleotide (CpG ODN) has been described as an effective activator of the innate immune system, with potential to protect against infection caused by a range of pathogens in a non-specific manner. We therefore investigated if intranasal (IN), oral (OR)-mucosal, and intramuscular (IM)-systemic administrations of CpG ODN without antigen codelivery ...
He Wenxi - - 2010
Odontoblasts are the first-line defense cells against invading microorganisms. Toll-like receptors (TLRs) play a crucial role in innate immunity, and TLR9 is involved in the recognition of microbial DNA. This study aimed to investigate whether odontoblasts can respond to CpG DNA and to determine the intracellular signaling pathways triggered by ...
Zhan Yifan - - 2010
IL-12 is such a pivotal cytokine that it has been called the third signal for T cell activation, TCR engagement being the first and costimulation being the second. It has been generally viewed that the resident CD8(+) dendritic cell (DC) subset is the predominant IL-12-producing cell type. In this study, ...
Cao Ding - - 2010
The in vivo immunoadjuvant effects of CpG oligodeoxynucleotides (CpG-ODN) have been studied extensively in mice and relatively fewer studies have been done in piglets. But so far, the innate immunostimulatory effects of CpG-ODN combination with innate defense-regulator peptides (IDRs) have not been demonstrated. The purpose of this study is to ...
Kato Chiaki - - 2010
We have previously shown that murine resident peritoneal macrophages (PEMs) are activated in response to uptake of oligomannose-coated liposomes (OMLs), leading to production of interleukin (IL)-12. To understand the mechanism of activation of PEMs by OMLs, in the present study we investigated the role of a mannose-binding C-type lectin receptor, ...
Liu Chenlu C Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Nihon University School of Dentistry at Matsudo, Matsudo, Chiba 271-8587, - - 2010
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of an oral vaccine containing the 40-kDa outer membrane protein of Porphyromonas gingivalis (40K OMP) and synthetic oligodeoxynucleotides containing unmethylated CpG dinucleotides (CpG ODN) to control oral infection by P. gingivalis. [run on]40K-OMP40K-OMP40K-OMPOral immunization with 40K-OMP plus CpG ODN induced ...
Utsugi Mitsuyoshi - - 2010
Macrophages play a key role in initiating the innate responses to infection by secreting cytokines such as interleukin-12 (IL-12). This study defined the distinct regulation of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-mediated IL-12 production by c-jun NH(2)-terminal kinase (JNK)1 and JNK2 isoforms in human macrophages. Knockdown of JNK1 and JNK2 by small interference RNA ...
Finley Stacey D SD Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, - - 2011
Interleukin-12 (IL-12) is a key cytokine involved in shaping the cell-mediated immunity to intracellular pathogens. IL-12 initiates a cellular response through the IL-12 signaling pathway, a member of the Janus kinase/signal transducer and activator of transcription (JAK/STAT) family of signaling networks. The JAK/STAT pathway includes several regulatory elements; however, the ...
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