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Effect of liraglutide on expression of inflammatory genes in type 2 diabetes.

Sci Rep 2021 Sep 17;11(1):18522. Epub 2021 Sep 17.

Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen, Niels Steensens Vej 2, 2820, Gentofte, Denmark.

Anti-inflammatory effects of glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonist (GLP-1 RA) treatment in T2D may contribute to the cardiovascular benefits observed with GLP-1 RAs in outcome studies. We investigated if the GLP-1 RA liraglutide exerts anti-inflammatory effects through modulation of inflammatory gene expression in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs). From 54 participants of a double-blinded trial where individuals with type 2 diabetes (T2D) were randomized to liraglutide (1. Read More

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September 2021

TNF-α and IFN-γ Participate in Improving the Immunoregulatory Capacity of Mesenchymal Stem/Stromal Cells: Importance of Cell-Cell Contact and Extracellular Vesicles.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Sep 2;22(17). Epub 2021 Sep 2.

Immunology and Stem Cells Laboratory, Multidisciplinary Unit of Experimental Research Zaragoza, FES Zaragoza, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City 09230, Mexico.

Mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSCs) have an immunoregulatory capacity and have been used in different clinical protocols requiring control of the immune response. However, variable results have been obtained, mainly due to the effect of the microenvironment on the induction, increase, and maintenance of MSC immunoregulatory mechanisms. In addition, the importance of cell-cell contact for MSCs to efficiently modulate the immune response has recently been highlighted. Read More

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September 2021

Echinococcus multilocularis induces surface high expression of inhibitory killer immunoglobulin-like receptor on natural killer cells.

Allergol Immunopathol (Madr) 2021 1;49(5):78-86. Epub 2021 Sep 1.

Department of General Surgery, The Fifth Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University, Urumqi City, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, 830011, China;

Alveolar echinococcosis (AE) is a malignant and fatal parasitic disease caused by the larvae of Echinococcus multilocularis (E. multilocularis), which inhibits the activity and proliferation of natural killer (NK) cells. In this study, the functional alteration of hepatic NK cells and their related molecules were studied. Read More

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September 2021

Transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1 and interferon (IFN)-γ differentially regulate ICAM-1 expression and adhesion of Toxoplasma gondii to human trophoblast (BeWo) and uterine cervical (HeLa) cells.

Acta Trop 2021 Aug 25;224:106111. Epub 2021 Aug 25.

Laboratório de Imunofisiologia da Reprodução, Departamento de Biologia Celular, Histologia e Embriologia, Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Av. Pará, 1720, 38.405-320, Campus Umuarama, Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Electronic address:

Toxoplasma gondii is a parasite able to infect various cell types, including trophoblast cells. Studies have demonstrated that interleukin (IL)-10, transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1 and interferon (IFN)-γ are involved in the susceptibility of BeWo trophoblast cells to T. gondii infection. Read More

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Analysis of Several Pathways for Efficient Killing of Prostate Cancer Stem Cells: A Central Role of NF-κB RELA.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Aug 18;22(16). Epub 2021 Aug 18.

Department of Cell Biology, University of Bielefeld, Universitätsstrasse 25, 33615 Bielefeld, Germany.

Prostate cancer is a common cause of death worldwide. Here, we isolated cancer stem cells (CSCs) from four adenocarcinomas of the prostate (Gleason scores from 3 + 3 up to 4 + 5). CSCs were characterized by the expression of the stem cell markers , the epithelial cell adhesion molecule (), the transcription factors SNAI1 () and SNAI2 () and cancer markers such as CD44 and prominin-1 (CD133). Read More

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Avocado Seeds Relieve Oxidative Stress-Dependent Nephrotoxicity but Enhance Immunosuppression Induced by Cyclosporine in Rats.

Antioxidants (Basel) 2021 Jul 27;10(8). Epub 2021 Jul 27.

Biological and Environmental Sciences Department, Faculty of Home Economic, Al Azhar University, Tanta 31732, Egypt.

Cyclosporine A's (CsA) immunosuppressive effect makes it an ideal drug for organ transplantation. However, CsA's uses are restricted due to its side effects. We investigated the effects of avocado seed (AvS) powder on CsA-induced nephrotoxicity and immunosuppression in rats. Read More

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Role of Th22 Cells in Human Viral Diseases.

Front Med (Lausanne) 2021 9;8:708140. Epub 2021 Aug 9.

Department of Blood Transfusion, The First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, China.

Naive CD4 T cells can differentiate into different cell subsets after receiving antigen stimulation, which secrete corresponding characteristic cytokines and thereby exert biological effects in various diseases. Th22 cells, a novel subset of CD4 T cells, are different from Th1, Th2, Th17, and Treg cell subsets, which have been discovered in recent years. They can express CCR4, CCR6, and CCR10 molecules and secrete IL-22, IL-13, and TNF-α. Read More

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Sample Processing and Stability for Urine Biomarker Studies.

J Appl Lab Med 2021 Aug 20. Epub 2021 Aug 20.

Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Background: Current methods of processing and storing urine samples have not been compared systematically to determine optimal conditions for advancing research on urinary biomarkers. Often, preanalytical handling is nonideal, especially considering the COVID-19 pandemic; consequently, we compared the effects of different short-term storage and processing methods on urinary biomarker measurements.

Methods: Spot urine samples were collected via a Foley catheter from 20 hospitalized patients from the Yale New Haven Hospital within 48 hours postcardiac surgery. Read More

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Antiatherogenic Effects of Quercetin in the THP-1 Macrophage Model , With Insights Into Its Signaling Mechanisms Using Analysis.

Front Pharmacol 2021 27;12:698138. Epub 2021 Jul 27.

Center of Excellence in Genomic Medicine Research, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Atherosclerosis (AS), a major risk factor for stroke and brain tissue destruction, is an inflammatory disease of the blood vessels, and the underlying pathology is inflammation mediated by various chemokines and cytokines. Quercetin, a natural flavonol, is reported to have both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. As such, in the present study, we evaluated the antiatherogenic effects of quercetin in a human THP-1 cell line and also the signaling mechanisms using analysis. Read More

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Effect of Neferine on DNCB-Induced Atopic Dermatitis in HaCaT Cells and BALB/c Mice.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Jul 30;22(15). Epub 2021 Jul 30.

School of Medicine, Fu Jen Catholic University, New Taipei City 24205, Taiwan.

Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic and persistent inflammatory skin disease characterized by eczematous lesions and itching, and it has become a serious health problem. However, the common clinical treatments provide limited relief and are accompanied by adverse effects. Therefore, there is a need to develop novel and effective therapies to treat AD. Read More

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Inflammatory and neurotrophic factor plasma levels are related to epilepsy independently of etiology.

Epilepsia 2021 Jul 31. Epub 2021 Jul 31.

University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil.

Objective: Inflammation plays an essential role in epilepsy. Studies indicate that cytokines and neurotrophic factors can act in neuroexcitability and epileptogenesis. We aimed to investigate the association between plasma inflammatory and neurotrophic markers, seizure frequency, and chronic epilepsy subtypes. Read More

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Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Compounds from in HaCaT Human Keratinocytes.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Jul 12;22(14). Epub 2021 Jul 12.

College of Pharmacy, Chosun University, Gwangju 61452, Korea.

The root bark of has been reported to have anti-sclerotic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, neuroprotective, hepatoprotective, and cytotoxic activities. In the present study, the effect of 16 compounds from on tumor necrosis factor-α+interferon-γ-treated HaCaT cells were investigated. Among these 16 compounds, 11 decreased IL-6 production and 15 decreased IL-8 production. Read More

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Computational analysis of TMPRSS2 expression in normal and SARS-CoV-2-infected human tissues.

Chem Biol Interact 2021 Sep 17;346:109583. Epub 2021 Jul 17.

Biomedical Informatics Research Lab, School of Basic Medicine and Clinical Pharmacy, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing, 211198, China; Big Data Research Institute, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing, 211198, China. Electronic address:

The transmembrane serine protease 2 (TMPRSS2) is a key molecule for SARS-CoV-2 invading human host cells. To provide insights into SARS-CoV-2 infection of various human tissues and understand the potential mechanism of SARS-CoV-2 infection, we investigated TMPRSS2 expression in various normal human tissues and SARS-CoV-2-infected human tissues. Using publicly available datasets, we performed computational analyses of TMPRSS2 expression levels in 30 normal human tissues, and compared them between males and females and between younger (ages ≤ 49 years) and older (ages > 49 years) populations in these tissues. Read More

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September 2021

Genetic and chemical inhibition of IRF5 suppresses pre-existing mouse lupus-like disease.

Nat Commun 2021 07 19;12(1):4379. Epub 2021 Jul 19.

Department of Immunology, Yokohama City University Graduate School of Medicine, Yokohama, Japan.

The transcription factor IRF5 has been implicated as a therapeutic target for the autoimmune disease systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). However, IRF5 activation status during the disease course and the effects of IRF5 inhibition after disease onset are unclear. Here, we show that SLE patients in both the active and remission phase have aberrant activation of IRF5 and interferon-stimulated genes. Read More

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Inflammation and tumor progression: signaling pathways and targeted intervention.

Signal Transduct Target Ther 2021 Jul 12;6(1):263. Epub 2021 Jul 12.

Department of Medical Oncology, Chongqing University Cancer Hospital, Chongqing, China.

Cancer development and its response to therapy are regulated by inflammation, which either promotes or suppresses tumor progression, potentially displaying opposing effects on therapeutic outcomes. Chronic inflammation facilitates tumor progression and treatment resistance, whereas induction of acute inflammatory reactions often stimulates the maturation of dendritic cells (DCs) and antigen presentation, leading to anti-tumor immune responses. In addition, multiple signaling pathways, such as nuclear factor kappa B (NF-kB), Janus kinase/signal transducers and activators of transcription (JAK-STAT), toll-like receptor (TLR) pathways, cGAS/STING, and mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK); inflammatory factors, including cytokines (e. Read More

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Induction of interferon signaling and allograft inflammatory factor 1 in macrophages in a mouse model of breast cancer metastases.

Wellcome Open Res 2021 23;6:52. Epub 2021 Jun 23.

Department of Developmental and Molecular Biology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York, 10461, USA.

Metastatic breast cancer cells recruit macrophages (metastasis-associated macrophages, or MAMs) to facilitate their seeding, survival and outgrowth. However, a comprehensive understanding of the gene expression program in MAMs and how this program contributes to metastasis remain elusive. We compared the transcriptomes of MAMs recruited to lung metastases and resident alveolar macrophages (RAMs) and identified a large variety of differentially expressed genes and their associated signaling pathways. Read More

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Nonclinical genotoxicity and carcinogenicity profile of apremilast, an oral selective inhibitor of PDE4.

Regul Toxicol Pharmacol 2021 Oct 5;125:104985. Epub 2021 Jul 5.

Amgen Inc., Thousand Oaks, CA, 91320, USA.

Apremilast is an oral, selective small molecule inhibitor of phosphodiesterase-4 (PDE4) that has been approved for the treatment of active psoriatic arthritis, moderate to severe plaque psoriasis, and for patients with oral ulcers associated with Behçet's disease. Apremilast modulates the inflammatory cascade in cells by inhibiting PDE4, thus preventing the degradation of cyclic adenosine monophosphate, resulting in the upregulation of interleukin (IL)-10 and the downregulation of proinflammatory cytokines, including IL-23, interferon gamma (IFNγ), and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα). Here, we evaluated the genotoxic and carcinogenic potential of apremilast using Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)-compliant in vitro and in vivo studies. Read More

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October 2021

STING, a cytosolic DNA sensor, plays a critical role in atherogenesis: a link between innate immunity and chronic inflammation caused by lifestyle-related diseases.

Eur Heart J 2021 Jul 6. Epub 2021 Jul 6.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Tokushima University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, 3-18-15, Kuramoto-Cho, Tokushima 770-8503, Japan.

Aims : Lifestyle-related diseases promote atherosclerosis, a chronic inflammatory disease; however, the molecular mechanism remains largely unknown. Endogenous DNA fragments released under over-nutrient condition provoke sterile inflammation through the recognition by DNA sensors. Here, we investigated the role of stimulator of interferon genes (STING), a cytosolic DNA sensor, in atherogenesis. Read More

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A new high-content screening assay of the entire hepatitis B virus life cycle identifies novel antivirals.

JHEP Rep 2021 Aug 30;3(4):100296. Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Applied Molecular Virology Laboratory, Institut Pasteur Korea, Seongnam-si, South Korea.

Background & Aims: Chronic hepatitis B is an incurable disease. Addressing the unmet medical need for therapies has been hampered by a lack of suitable cell culture models to investigate the HBV life cycle in a single experimental setup. We sought to develop a platform suitable to investigate all aspects of the entire HBV life cycle. Read More

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Emodin from Inhibits via Toll-Like Receptor 3 Activation.

Viruses 2021 06 26;13(7). Epub 2021 Jun 26.

State Key Laboratory of Biocontrol, School of Life Science, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510006, China.

(PRRSV) causes severe reproductive failure in sows and respiratory diseases in growing and finishing pigs and results in great economic losses to the swine industry. Although vaccines are available, PRRSV remains a major threat to the pig farms. Thus, there is an urgent need to develop antiviral drugs to compensate for vaccines. Read More

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Water Extract of Prevents Inflammatory Skin Diseases In Vitro Models.

Plants (Basel) 2021 Jun 17;10(6). Epub 2021 Jun 17.

Division of Food and Nutrition, Chonnam National University, Gwangju 61186, Korea.

Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease caused by immune hypersensitivity reaction. The cause of AD is unclear, but its symptoms have a negative effect on quality of life; various treatment methods to alleviate these symptoms are underway. In the present study, we aimed to evaluate in vitro antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of water extract (RCW) on AD. Read More

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(Rhamnaceae) Alleviates Working Memory Impairment and Restores Neurochemical Alterations in the Prefrontal Cortex of D-Galactose-Treated Rats.

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2021 31;2021:6610864. Epub 2021 May 31.

Department of Animal Biology and Physiology, Faculty of Science, University of Yaoundé I, P.O. Box 812, Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive cognitive dysfunction. However, pharmacological treatments are symptomatic and have many side effects, opening the opportunity to alternative medicine. This study investigated the antiamnesic effect of the aqueous extract of on D-galactose-induced working memory impairment in rats. Read More

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Correlation of NUCB2/Nesfatin-1 with Cytokine Levels in Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma.

Clin Ophthalmol 2021 16;15:2505-2517. Epub 2021 Jun 16.

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Corporate Member of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Berlin Institute of Health, Berlin, Germany.

Purpose: Nesfatin-1 is produced in various tissues of the body including the hypothalamus. Neuroprotective properties of the neuropeptide hormone Nesfatin-1 were recently described. The aim of the study was to analyze the molecule Nesfatin-1 as a possible biomarker in POAG with neuroprotective properties pointing out the retinal-hypothalamic axis as target site in POAG and to obtain a molecular signature of cytokines in POAG as neuroinflammatory processes are a key factor of glaucoma development. Read More

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Continuous renal replacement therapy in sepsis-associated acute kidney injury: Effects on inflammatory mediators and coagulation function.

Asian J Surg 2021 Jun 1. Epub 2021 Jun 1.

Department of Infectious Disease, Affiliated Hospital of Southwest Medical University, Luzhou City, Sichuan Province, 646000, China. Electronic address:

Background: To explore the effect of continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) in patients with sepsis-associated acute kidney injury (SA-AKI) with the Acute Kidney Injury Network Classification III and its effect on inflammatory mediators and coagulation function.

Methods: We evaluated 90 patients who were diagnosed with sepsis and treated at our hospital. Forty patients received CRRT (group A) and the remainder received routine therapy (group B). Read More

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The cytokine storms of COVID-19, H1N1 influenza, CRS and MAS compared. Can one sized treatment fit all?

Cytokine 2021 08 26;144:155593. Epub 2021 May 26.

Deakin University, IMPACT - the Institute for Mental and Physical Health and Clinical Translation, School of Medicine, Barwon Health, Geelong, Australia; Department of Psychiatry, King Chulalongkorn University Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand; Department of Psychiatry, Medical University of Plovdiv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Electronic address:

An analysis of published data appertaining to the cytokine storms of COVID-19, H1N1 influenza, cytokine release syndrome (CRS), and macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) reveals many common immunological and biochemical abnormalities. These include evidence of a hyperactive coagulation system with elevated D-dimer and ferritin levels, disseminated intravascular coagulopathy (DIC) and microthrombi coupled with an activated and highly permeable vascular endothelium. Common immune abnormalities include progressive hypercytokinemia with elevated levels of TNF-α, interleukin (IL)-6, and IL-1β, proinflammatory chemokines, activated macrophages and increased levels of nuclear factor kappa beta (NFκB). Read More

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Leaf Extract Preferentially Inhibits IFN-γ-Mediated Inflammation in HaCaT Keratinocytes.

Molecules 2021 May 20;26(10). Epub 2021 May 20.

Department of Pharmacological and Molecular Sciences, University of Milan, 20133 Milan, Italy.

L. (blackcurrant) leaf extracts, due to high levels of flavonols and anthocyanins, have been shown to exhibit beneficial effects in inflammatory diseases. However, whereas their traditional use has been investigated and validated in several models of inflammation and oxidative stress, the possible impact on skin disorders is still largely unknown. Read More

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Strategies for the Production of Soluble Interferon-Alpha and Potential Application in Arboviruses and SARS-CoV-2.

Life (Basel) 2021 May 21;11(6). Epub 2021 May 21.

Laboratório de Desenvolvimento de Vacinas, Instituto Butantan, São Paulo 05503-900, Brazil.

Biopharmaceutical production is currently a multibillion-dollar industry with high growth perspectives. The research and development of biologically sourced pharmaceuticals are extremely important and a reality in our current healthcare system. Interferon alpha consensus (cIFN) is a non-natural synthetic antiviral molecule that comprises all the most prevalent amino acids of IFN-α into one consensus protein sequence. Read More

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The stimulator of interferon genes (STING) pathway is upregulated in striatal astrocytes of patients with multiple system atrophy.

Neurosci Lett 2021 07 24;757:135972. Epub 2021 May 24.

Department of Neurology, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan.

Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by the accumulation of pathogenic phosphorylated α-synuclein in oligodendrocytes. In brains affected by MSA, severe astrogliosis is also observed, but its precise role in MSA pathogenesis remains largely unknown. Recently, the stimulator of interferon genes (STING) pathway and type I interferons, its downstream molecules, have been reported to be involved in the neurodegenerative process and to be activated in astrocytes. Read More

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Therapeutic Prospects of Cannabinoids in the Immunomodulation of Prevalent Autoimmune Diseases.

Cannabis Cannabinoid Res 2021 06 24;6(3):196-210. Epub 2021 May 24.

Phytoimmunomodulation Research Group, Juan N. Corpas University Foundation, Bogotá, Colombia.

Cannabinoids such as ▵-9-THC and CBD can downregulate the immune response by modulating the endocannabinoid system. This modulation is relevant for the treatment of prevalent autoimmune diseases (ADs), such as multiple sclerosis (MS), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), diabetes mellitus type 1 (DMT1), and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). These conditions require new therapeutic options with fewer side effects for the control of the autoimmune response. Read More

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Fasciola gigantica tegumental calcium-binding EF-hand protein 4 exerts immunomodulatory effects on goat monocytes.

Parasit Vectors 2021 May 22;14(1):276. Epub 2021 May 22.

State Key Laboratory of Veterinary Etiological Biology, Key Laboratory of Veterinary Parasitology of Gansu Province, Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Lanzhou, 730046, Gansu, China.

Background: The liver fluke Fasciola gigantica secretes excretory-secretory proteins during infection to mediate its interaction with the host. In this study, we investigated the immunomodulatory effects of a recombinant tegumental calcium-binding EF-hand protein 4 of F. gigantica (rFg-CaBP4) on goat monocytes. Read More

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