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Taylor Douglas D DD Exosome Sciences, Inc., 11 Deer Park Drive, Suite 103, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852, USA - - 2014
We have previously demonstrated the release of membranous structures by cells into their extracellular environment, which are termed exosomes, microvesicles or extracellular vesicles depending on specific characteristics, including size, composition and biogenesis pathway. With activation, injury, stress, transformation or infection, cells express proteins and RNAs associated with the cellular responses ...
Hollenbaugh Joseph A - - 2014
BackgroundSAMHD1 degrades deoxyribonucleotides (dNTPs), suppressing viral DNA synthesis in macrophages. Recently, viral protein X (Vpx) of HIV-2/SIVsm was shown to target SAMHD1 for proteosomal degradation and led to elevation of dNTP levels, which in turn accelerated proviral DNA synthesis of lentiviruses in macrophages.ResultsWe investigated both time-dependent and quantitative interplays between ...
Li Defang D Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Jinshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, 201508 China. Electronic address: - - 2014
The apoptosis of cartilage endplates (CEPs), acting as an initiating factor, plays a vital role in the pathogenesis of intervertebral disc degenerative diseases, the underlying molecular mechanism of the apoptotic process in CEPs is still not clear. The present study aimed to investigate the mechanism of CEP cell apoptosis. We ...
Antonelli Alessandro A Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Pisa, Via Savi 10, 56126, Pisa, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
To our knowledge, no study has evaluated the involvement of T helper (Th)1- and Th2-chemokines in extra-ocular muscle (EOM) myopathy in "patients with thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy" (TAO-p). We tested the effects of interferon (IFN)γ and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)α stimulation, and of increasing concentrations of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)γ agonists (pioglitazone ...
Medrano-Engay B B Translational Research Unit, Miguel Servet University Hospital, P Isabel la Católica 1-3, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain; Instituto Aragonés de Ciencias de la Salud (IACS), Avda. San Juan Bosco, 13, 50009 Zaragoza, - - 2014
Gaucher disease induces some metabolic abnormalities so increased serum ferritin appears in more than 60% at diagnosis. The storage of glucosylceramide in macrophages produces an inflammatory response with iron recycling deregulation and release of cytokines. Iron homeostasis is controlled by the circulating peptide hepcidin and its production is influenced by ...
Zhang Xin X Pain Management Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital, Shanghai, - - 2014
Background/Aims: Microglia, which represent the immune cells of the central nervous system (CNS), have long been a subject of study in CNS disease research. Substantial evidence indicates that microglial activation functions as a strong neuro-inflammatory response in neuropathic pain, promoting the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines, such as tumor necrosis factor ...
Sesso Maria Lucia Talarico ML Department of Pediatrics, Medical School of Ribeirao Preto, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Electronic address: - - 2014
Little is known about the ontogeny of the cytokines in saliva of newborn. Previous studies showed that levels of immunoglobulin A (IgA) in saliva could be influenced by prematurity. So, the aim of this study was to analyze the levels of interleukin 6 (IL-6), interleukin 10 (IL-10), interleukin 12 (IL-12), ...
Osikov M V MV Department of Pathological Physiology, Chelyabinsk State Medical Academy, Chelyabinsk, Russia, - - 2014
The effect of recombinant human epidermal growth factor (rhEGF) on innate immunity and cellular composition of the destruction focus in the third-degree (IIIA) burn (skin contact with an object heated to 100°C; 4% body surface) was studied in experiments on outbred albino rats. On days 7-28 after burn, blood count ...
Mencl Stine S Department of Neurology, University Hospital Würzburg, Würzburg, - - 2014
Inflammation is a pathological hallmark of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Recent evidence suggests that immune cells such as lymphocytes are of particular relevance for lesion development after TBI. FTY720, a sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) receptor modulator, sequesters T lymphocytes in lymphoid organs and has been shown to improve outcome in a variety ...
Zhao Songfeng S Department of Pharmacology, the Provincial Key Lab of Clinical Medicine, the First Affiliated Hospital, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, Henan 450052, - - 2014
Epidermal burn injury may trigger significant apoptosis of the spleen cells, which might be caused by a burn-induced systemic inflammatory reaction. Heparin has been shown to possess anti-inflammatory properties. Interleukin 1 (IL-1) is centrally important among pro-inflammatory cytokines. We hypothesized that heparin might inhibit burn-induced apoptosis in the spleen via ...
Zhao Gaofeng G From the Surgical Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Shriners Hospitals for Children, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, - - 2014
Recent studies have suggested that epidermal burn injuries are associated with inflammation and immune dysfunction. Simvastatin has been shown to possess potent anti-inflammatory properties. Thus, we hypothesized that simvastatin protects against burn-induced apoptosis in the spleen via its anti-inflammatory activity. Wild-type, tumor necrosis factor alpha knockout (TNF-α KO) and NF-κB ...
Lowry Debra M DM Division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, and Burns, Department of Surgery, University of California, San Diego Health Sciences, San Diego, - - 2014
We have shown previously that vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) protects against burn-induced acute lung injury (ALI). Although the mobilization and activation of immune cells is central to tissue injury caused by the systemic inflammatory response, the specific inflammatory cell populations that are modulated by VNS have yet to be fully ...
Lenz Kathryn M KM Department of Psychology and Department of Neuroscience, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA - - 2014
Microglia, the resident innate immune cells in the brain, have long been understood to be crucial to maintenance in the nervous system, by clearing debris, monitoring for infiltration of infectious agents, and mediating the brain's inflammatory and repair response to traumatic injury, stroke, or neurodegeneration. A wave of new research ...
Esposito Emanuela E Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Messina, Viale Ferdinando Stagno D'Alcontres 31-98166 Messina, - - 2014
Ethanolamides of long-chain fatty acids are a class of endogenous lipid mediators generally referred to as N-acylethanolamines (NAEs). NAEs include anti-inflammatory and analgesic palmitoylethanolamide, anorexic oleoylethanolamide, stearoylethanolamide, and the endocannabinoid anandamide. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), associated with a high morbidity and mortality and no specific therapeutic treatment, has become a ...
Li Tao T Department of Critical Care Medicine, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of - - 2014
Polydatin (PD) has anti-inflammatory and anti-apoptotic effects in ischemic-reperfusion injury. Moreover, inflammatory responses and apoptosis play a role in the development of burn-induced lung injuries. Based on these findings, in this study we investigated the hypothesis that PD can ameliorate lung injury induced by extensive burns via reduction of inflammation ...
Mirucki Christopher S CS Division of Endodontology, Department of Oral Health and Diagnostic Sciences, School of Dental Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, - - 2014
Periapical infections secondary to pulpal necrosis are associated with bacterial contamination of the pulp. Porphyromonas endodontalis, a gram-negative organism, is considered to be a pulpal pathogen. P. gingivalis is phylogenetically related to P. endodontalis and synthesizes several classes of novel complex lipids that possess biological activity, including the capacity to ...
Xiao Mengjing M The Department of Burn and Plastic Surgery, Burn Institute First Affiliated Hospital of General Hospital of PLA, Beijing, - - 2014
The pathogenesis of burn wound progression is poorly understood. Contributing factors include continuous loss of blood perfusion, excessive inflammation, and elevated apoptosis levels in wound tissue. Macroautophagy (here referred to simply as "autophagy") is associated with many chronic diseases. The authors hypothesized that autophagy is involved in burn wound progression ...
Zhao Gaofeng G Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Shriners Hospitals for Children, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, - - 2014
Mitochondrial dysfunction has been closely related to many pathologic processes, such as cellular apoptosis. Alterations in organelle membrane potential are associated with mitochondrial dysfunction. A fluorine-18 labeled phosphonium compound: (18)F-triphenylphosphonium ((18)F-TPP) was prepared to determine its potential use as a mitochondria-targeting radiopharmaceutical to evaluate cellular apoptosis. Studies were conducted in ...
Wieck Andréa A Laboratory of Immunosenescence, Institute of Biomedical Research, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Porto Alegre, - - 2014
Childhood maltreatment has been linked to enhanced vulnerability to psychiatric pathologies in adult life, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Previous works have reported cogent neuroendocrine and immune changes related to adult traumatic events (war survivors, refugees, etc.), but little information is known regarding the impact of early-life stress (ELS) in ...
Mandell Samuel P SP Department of Surgery, University of Washington Burn Center , Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, - - 2014
Significance: Nutrition has been recognized as a critical component of acute burn care and ultimate wound healing. Debate remains over the appropriate timing of enteral nutrition and the benefit of supplemental trace elements, antioxidants, and immunonutrition for critically ill burn patients. Pharmacotherapy to blunt the metabolic response to burn injury ...
Wang Hung-Chen HC Department of Neurosurgery, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung 83301, Taiwan ; Graduate Institute of Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung 80708, - - 2014
Background. Apoptosis associates with secondary brain injury after traumatic brain injury (TBI). This study posits that serum leukocyte apoptosis levels in acute TBI are predictive of outcome. Methods. Two hundred and twenty-nine blood samples from 88 patients after acute TBI were obtained on admission and on Days 4 and 7. ...
Leng Xiangfeng X Department of Plastic Surgery, The Affiliated Hospital of Medical College Qingdao University Qingdao 266003, Shandong, - - 2014
Acute kidney injury (AKI) predicts high mortality in severely burned patients. Apoptosis plays a significant role during AKI; however, the apoptotic mechanisms underlying AKI induced by burn injury are not clear. Here, we report a critical role for tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL)-Death receptor 5 (DR5) signaling in ...
Jia Xiaowei X Key laboratory of Chemical Safety and Health, National Institute of Occupational Health and Poison Control, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, - - 2014
Formaldehyde (FA) is a well-known irritant, and it is suggested to increase the risk of immune diseases and cancer. The present study aimed to evaluate the distribution of major lymphocyte subsets and cytokine expression profiles in the peripheral blood of FA-exposed workers. A total of 118 FA-exposed workers and 79 ...
Lin Yan Y Institute of First Clinical Medicine, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210046, China ; Department of Oncology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210021, - - 2014
Elemene, a compound found in an herb used in traditional Chinese medicine, has shown promising anticancer effects against a broad spectrum of tumors. In an in vivo experiment, we found that apatinib, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor that selectively inhibits VEGFR2, combined with elemene injection (Ele) for the treatment of H22 ...
Zhu Jie - - 2013
Burn injuries are common in wartime and in times of peace. The prevention and therapy of ischemia-reperfusion injury to the organs, in particular the intestine, during the burn shock and recovery process has become a popular yet challenging area of research. Studies concerning the apoptosis of the cells of the ...
Wang Guangqing - - 2013
Monocytes are critical effectors and regulators of immune response. Studying the nomenclature of monocyte subsets may be beneficial for understanding the complex function of monocytes in steady and inflammatory states. A monocyte has the potential to differentiate into dendritic cells or macrophages, and this behavior significantly changes in severely burned ...
Vlodavsky E - - 2013
Traumatic brain injuries represent the leading cause of death and morbidity in young adults in western countries, and are responsible for a major social and economical burden. For decades, the mainstay of neurotrauma management has been represented by control of post-traumatic edema. With the emergence of a better understanding of ...
Huang Wan - - 2013
Macrophage infiltration to the injury site during the acute response to traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) is not uniform. Macrophage phenotype has been characterized as either pro-inflammatory (M1) or anti-inflammatory (M2). Animal studies suggest that M1/M2 dominance at the site of injury relates to spontaneous recovery following SCI. To investigate ...
Kelso Matthew L - - 2013
The pathophysiology of degenerative, infectious, inflammatory and traumatic diseases of the central nervous system includes a significant immune component. As to the latter, damage to the cerebral vasculature and neural cell bodies, caused by traumatic brain injury (TBI) activates innate immunity with concomitant infiltration of immunocytes into the damaged nervous ...
Diamandis Theo - - 2013
Each year, over one million people in the United States are affected by traumatic brain injury (TBI). Symptoms of both acute and chronic neuroinflammation follow TBI, coinciding with a robust immune response and activation of the brain's endogenous repair mechanisms. TBI can lead to endocrine failure as a result of ...
Wang Guohua G 1] State Key Laboratory of Medical Neurobiology and Institute of Brain Science, Fudan University, Shanghai, China [2] Department of Neurology, Center of Cerebrovascular Disease Research, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA [3] Department of Neuropharmacology, Institute of Nautical Medicine, Nantong University, Nantong, - - 2013
Mononuclear phagocytes are a population of multi-phenotypic cells and have dual roles in brain destruction/reconstruction. The phenotype-specific roles of microglia/macrophages in traumatic brain injury (TBI) are, however, poorly characterized. In the present study, TBI was induced in mice by a controlled cortical impact (CCI) and animals were killed at 1 ...
Liu Su - - 2013
The chemokine C-C motif ligand 2 (CCL2) is an important mediator of neuroinflammation. Released in response to acute injury, ischemia, and neurodegenerative disease, CCL2 binds primarily to the G-protein-coupled chemokine C-C motif receptor 2 (CCR2) to recruit inflammatory cells to sites of tissue damage. Inflammation is thought to have both ...
Qin Yuanyuan - - 2013
Ethanol (EtOH) exposure prior to traumatic injury, such as a burn, elevates systemic and local inflammatory responses and increases morbidity and mortality. Adipose is a large tissue mass that is often inflamed during obesity or other stresses, which disturbs metabolic homeostasis. To date, there has been little investigation into the ...
Xiu Fangming F Sunnybrook Health Science Centre and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, - - 2013
Burn is one of the most common and devastating forms of trauma. Major burn injury disturbs the immune system, resulting in marked alterations in bone marrow hematopoiesis and a progressive suppression of the immune response, which are thought to contribute to increased susceptibility to secondary infections and the development of ...
Yang Xuekang - - 2013
Severe burns initiate an inflammatory response characterized by the upregulation of proinflammatory cytokine, which contributes to multiple organ injury. Na(+)/H(+) exchanger 1 (NHE1) plays a significant role in several inflammatory processes. This study was designed to investigate the role of NHE1 in burn-induced inflammation and multiple organ injury. Rats were ...
Roberts Derek J - - 2013
An increasing number of preclinical investigations have suggested that the degree of expression of the matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) family of endopeptidases may explain some of the variability in neurological damage after traumatic brain injury (TBI). As cytokines are a prominent stimulus for MMP expression in animals, we conducted a prospective ...
Tan Jia-Qi - - 2013
Understanding the role of cell death in burn wound progression is crucial for giving appropriate diagnoses and designing therapy regimens for burn patients. A well-described and reliable "comb burns model" was employed to evaluate the roles of autophagy and apoptosis in burn wound progression at 2h, 6h, 12h, 24h, and ...
Hsieh Christine L CL San Francisco VA Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, USA. - - 2013
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) elicits innate inflammatory responses that can lead to secondary brain injury. To better understand the mechanisms involved in TBI-induced inflammation, we examined the nature of macrophages responding to TBI in mice. In this model, brain macrophages were increased >20-fold the day after injury and >77-fold 4 ...
Yang Xuekang - - 2013
Severe burns initiate an inflammatory cascade within the gut, which leads to intestinal mucosal injury. Although Na(+)/H(+) exchanger 1 (NHE1) is recognised as a pivotal player in several inflammatory processes, its role in burn-induced intestinal injury is relatively unknown. We hypothesised that NHE1 might be involved in the increased intestinal ...
Lu Xiaojiong X Division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care and Burns, Department of Surgery, University of California San Diego Health Sciences, San Diego, CA 92103, - - 2013
Mitochondria play a central role in the integration and execution of a wide variety of apoptotic signals. In the present study, we examined the deleterious effects of burn injury on heart tissue. We explored the effects of vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) on cardiac injury in a murine burn injury model, ...
Sigman Michael - - 2013
Intestinal inflammation has been linked with multiorgan failure in patients with burn and other traumatic injuries. We hypothesized that markers of intestinal inflammation are detectible noninvasively. Fecal samples were collected from seven severely burned patients and 15 control patients for the measurement of inflammatory cytokines using a multiplex assay kit. ...
Kinoshita Manabu - - 2013
IL-18 has a potential to up-regulate the Th1 and Th2 immune responses. It is known that IL-18, in synergy with IL-12, augments the Th1 response to bacterial infections, but it also augments the Th2 response to allergic disorders in the absence of IL-12. Although the Th1 and Th2 immune responses ...
Esposito E - - 2013
The role of palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) in the regulation of complex systems involved in the inflammatory response, pruritus, neurogenic and neuropathic pain is well understood. Growing evidence indicates that this N-acylethanolamine also exerts neuroprotective effects within the central nervous system (CNS), i.e. in spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries and in ...
Marshall Alexandra H AH Sunnybrook Research Institute-Biological Sciences, Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, - - 2013
The trauma of a severe burn injury induces a hypermetabolic response that increases morbidity and mortality. Previously, our group showed that insulin resistance after burn injury is associated with endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress. Evidence suggests that c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) 2 may be involved in ER stress-induced apoptosis. Here, we ...
Bingham Deborah - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of mortality and disability in the Western world. The first stage of TBI results from the mechanical damage from an impact or blast. A second stage occurs as an inflammatory response to the primary injury and presents an opportunity for clinical ...
Liao Yiliu - - 2013
Besides secondary injury at the lesional site, Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can cause a systemic inflammatory response, which may cause damage to initially unaffected organs and potentially further exacerbate the original injury. Here we investigated plasma levels of important inflammatory mediators, oxidative activity of circulating leukocytes, particularly focusing on neutrophils, ...
Hernandez-Ontiveros Diana G - - 2013
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has become the signature wound of wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Injury may result from a mechanical force, a rapid acceleration-deceleration movement, or a blast wave. A cascade of secondary cell death events ensues after the initial injury. In particular, multiple inflammatory responses accompany TBI. A ...
Woodcock Thomas - - 2013
Within minutes of a traumatic impact, a robust inflammatory response is elicited in the injured brain. The complexity of this post-traumatic squeal involves a cellular component, comprising the activation of resident glial cells, microglia, and astrocytes, and the infiltration of blood leukocytes. The second component regards the secretion immune mediators, ...
Szmydynger-Chodobska Joanna - - 2013
Several lines of evidence indicate that the blood-cerebrospinal fluid barrier (BCSFB), which primarily resides in the choroid plexus (CP), plays a significant pathophysiological role not only in neuroinflammatory diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, but also in traumatic brain injury (TBI). Here we investigated how arginine vasopressin (AVP) regulates function of ...
Fazal Nadeem N Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, 206 Douglas Hall, Chicago State University, 9501 South King Drive, Chicago, IL 60628, - - 2013
Co-stimulatory molecules expressed on Dendritic Cells (DCs) function to coordinate an efficient immune response by T cells in the peripheral lymph nodes. We hypothesized that CD4+ T cell-mediated immune suppression following burn injury may be related to dysfunctional DCs residing in gut associated lymphoid tissues (GALT), such as Mesenteric Lymph ...
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