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Cytokine Biosignature of Active and Latent Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection in Children.

Pathogens 2021 Apr 24;10(5). Epub 2021 Apr 24.

Department of Immunology and Infectious Biology, Institute of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Im-munology, Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection, University of Lodz, Banacha 12/16, 90-237 Lodz, Poland.

None of the currently used diagnostic tools are efficient enough in diagnosing Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb) infection in children. The study was aimed to identify cytokine biosignatures characterizing active and latent tuberculosis (TB) in children. Read More

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Myxoma Virus Expressing LIGHT (TNFSF14) Pre-Loaded into Adipose-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells Is Effective Treatment for Murine Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma.

Cancers (Basel) 2021 Mar 19;13(6). Epub 2021 Mar 19.

Center for Translational Research and Molecular Biology of Cancer, Maria Sklodowska-Curie National Research Institute of Oncology, Gliwice Branch, Wybrzeze AK 15, 44-102 Gliwice, Poland.

Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is a weakly immunogenic fatal neoplasm. Oncolytic viruses with dual anti-cancer properties-oncolytic and immune response-boosting effects-have great potential for PDAC management. Adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) of mesenchymal origin were infected ex vivo with recombinant myxoma virus (MYXV), which encodes murine LIGHT, also called tumor necrosis factor ligand superfamily member 14 (TNFSF14). Read More

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Splenectomy improves liver fibrosis via tumor necrosis factor superfamily 14 (LIGHT) through the JNK/TGF-β1 signaling pathway.

Exp Mol Med 2021 Mar 3;53(3):393-406. Epub 2021 Mar 3.

Department of General Surgery, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Air Force Military Medical University, 710038, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China.

Splenectomy has been reported to improve liver fibrosis in patients with cirrhosis and hypersplenism. However, the mechanisms remain unclear. Tumor necrosis factor superfamily 14 (TNFSF14; also known as LIGHT) is highly expressed in the context of fibrosis and promotes disease progression in patients with fibrotic diseases such as pulmonary and skin fibrosis. Read More

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Combination Immunotherapy With LIGHT and Interleukin-2 Increases CD8 Central Memory T-Cells In Vivo.

J Surg Res 2021 Feb 22;263:44-52. Epub 2021 Feb 22.

Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. Electronic address:

Background: The generation of long-term durable tumor immunity and prolonged disease-free survival depends on the ability to generate and support CD8+ central memory T-cells. Microsatellite-stable colon cancer is resistant to currently available immunotherapies; thus, development of novel mechanisms to increase both lymphocyte infiltration and central memory formation are needed to improve outcomes in these patients. We have previously demonstrated that both interleukin-2 (IL-2) and LIGHT (TNFSF14) independently enhance antitumor immune responses and hypothesize that combination immunotherapy may increase the CD8+ central memory T-cell response. Read More

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February 2021

LIGHT (TNFSF14) enhances osteogenesis of human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells.

PLoS One 2021 19;16(2):e0247368. Epub 2021 Feb 19.

Biomedical Research Center, Ulsan University Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Ulsan, Republic of Korea.

Osteoporosis is a progressive systemic skeletal disease associated with decreased bone mineral density and deterioration of bone quality, and it affects millions of people worldwide. Currently, it is treated mainly using antiresorptive and osteoanabolic agents. However, these drugs have severe adverse effects. Read More

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February 2021

LIGHT/LTβR signaling regulates self-renewal and differentiation of hematopoietic and leukemia stem cells.

Nat Commun 2021 02 16;12(1):1065. Epub 2021 Feb 16.

Department of Medical Oncology, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland.

The production of blood cells during steady-state and increased demand depends on the regulation of hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) self-renewal and differentiation. Similarly, the balance between self-renewal and differentiation of leukemia stem cells (LSCs) is crucial in the pathogenesis of leukemia. Here, we document that the TNF receptor superfamily member lymphotoxin-β receptor (LTβR) and its ligand LIGHT regulate quiescence and self-renewal of murine and human HSCs and LSCs. Read More

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February 2021

Metabolic activation and colitis pathogenesis is prevented by lymphotoxin β receptor expression in neutrophils.

Mucosal Immunol 2021 05 10;14(3):679-690. Epub 2021 Feb 10.

La Jolla Institute for Immunology, La Jolla, CA, USA.

Inflammatory bowel disease is characterized by an exacerbated intestinal immune response, but the critical mechanisms regulating immune activation remain incompletely understood. We previously reported that the TNF-superfamily molecule TNFSF14 (LIGHT) is required for preventing severe disease in mouse models of colitis. In addition, deletion of lymphotoxin beta receptor (LTβR), which binds LIGHT, also led to aggravated colitis pathogenesis. Read More

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Increased level of LIGHT/TNFSF14 is associated with survival in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Acta Neurol Scand 2021 May 25;143(5):530-537. Epub 2021 Jan 25.

Department of Neurosurgery, University of Pecs, Medical School, Pecs, Hungary.

Objectives: Multiple cytokines have been implicated in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH), but tumor necrosis factor superfamily 14 (LIGHT/TNFSF14) and oncostatin-M (OSM) have not been previously explored.

Aims Of The Study: The primary objective of this study was to examine the relationship between TNFSF14 and OSM levels and survival. Our secondary goal was to investigate a potential association between these markers and the incidence of delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI). Read More

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Expression of LIGHT/TNFSF14 and Its Receptors, HVEM and LTβR, Correlates with the Severity of Fibrosis in Lacrimal Sacs from Patients with Lacrimal Duct Obstruction.

Ophthalmol Ther 2021 Mar 13;10(1):63-74. Epub 2020 Nov 13.

Department of Otolaryngology, Medical University of Bialystok, Bialystok, Poland.

Introduction: Fibrosis is one of the factors contributing to the development of primary acquired lacrimal duct obstruction (LDO). LIGHT (homologous to lymphotoxins, exhibiting inducible expression and competing with herpes simplex virus glycoprotein D for herpes virus entry mediator [HVEM]), a receptor expressed by T lymphocytes, has recently emerged as a new regulator of connective tissue remodeling and fibrotic response. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the role of LIGHT in the pathogenesis of LDO through: (1) assessment of expression of LIGHT and its two receptors, HVEM and LTβR (lymphotoxin β receptor), and (2) investigation of potential relationships between expression of LIGHT and its receptors and clinical and histopathologic features. Read More

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LIGHT deficiency aggravates cisplatin-induced acute kidney injury by upregulating mitochondrial apoptosis.

Int Immunopharmacol 2020 Dec 9;89(Pt A):106999. Epub 2020 Oct 9.

Department of Nephrology, First Affiliated Hospital, Army Medical University (Third Military Medical University), Chongqing 400038, China. Electronic address:

Cisplatin is widely used as a chemotherapeutic agent for treating patients with solid tumors. The most common side effect of cisplatin treatment is nephrotoxicity. Recent studies have shown that mitochondrial apoptotic pathways are involved in cisplatin-induced acute kidney injury (Cis-AKI). Read More

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December 2020

Rapamycin prevents spontaneous abortion by triggering decidual stromal cell autophagy-mediated NK cell residence.

Autophagy 2020 Nov 1:1-17. Epub 2020 Nov 1.

NHC Key Lab of Reproduction Regulation (Shanghai Institute of Planned Parenthood Research), Hospital of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Shanghai Medical School, Fudan University, Shanghai, People's Republic of China.

Deficiency in decidualization has been widely regarded as an important cause of spontaneous abortion. Generalized decidualization also includes massive infiltration and enrichment of NK cells. However, the underlying mechanism of decidual NK (dNK) cell residence remains largely unknown. Read More

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November 2020

LIGHT aggravates sepsis-associated acute kidney injury via TLR4-MyD88-NF-κB pathway.

J Cell Mol Med 2020 10 3;24(20):11936-11948. Epub 2020 Sep 3.

Department of Nephrology, Southwest Hospital, Army Medical University, Chongqing, China.

Sepsis-associated acute kidney injury (SA-AKI) is a common clinical critical care syndrome. It has received increasing attention due to its high morbidity and mortality; however, its pathophysiological mechanisms remain elusive. LIGHT, the 14th member of the tumour necrosis factor (TNF) superfamily and a bidirectional immunoregulatory molecule that regulates inflammation, plays a pivotal role in disease pathogenesis. Read More

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October 2020

Levels of the TNF-Related Cytokine LIGHT Increase in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients with Cytokine Release Syndrome and ARDS.

mSphere 2020 08 12;5(4). Epub 2020 Aug 12.

Cerecor Inc., Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA

Many coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients demonstrate lethal respiratory complications caused by cytokine release syndrome (CRS). Multiple cytokines have been implicated in CRS, but levels of tumor necrosis factor superfamily 14 (TNFSF14) (LIGHT) have not been previously measured in this setting. In this study, we observed significantly elevated serum LIGHT levels in hospitalized COVID-19 patients compared to healthy age- and gender-matched control patients. Read More

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Increased Production of LIGHT by T Cells in Eosinophilic Esophagitis Promotes Differentiation of Esophageal Fibroblasts Toward an Inflammatory Phenotype.

Gastroenterology 2020 11 23;159(5):1778-1792.e13. Epub 2020 Jul 23.

Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego, San Diego; Division of Allergy Immunology; Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego; Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego. Electronic address:

Background & Aims: Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an antigen-mediated eosinophilic disease of the esophagus that involves fibroblast activation and progression to fibrostenosis. Cytokines produced by T-helper type 2 cells and transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGFβ1) contribute to the development of EoE, but other cytokines involved in pathogenesis are unknown. We investigate the effects of tumor necrosis factor superfamily member 14 (TNFSF14, also called LIGHT) on fibroblasts in EoE. Read More

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November 2020

Shedding "LIGHT" on the Link between Bone and Fat in Obese Children and Adolescents.

Int J Mol Sci 2020 Jul 3;21(13). Epub 2020 Jul 3.

Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation, Section of Human Anatomy and Histology, University of Bari, 70124 Bari, Italy.

Obesity may affect bone health, but literature reports are contradictory about the correlation of body mass index (BMI) and bone markers. LIGHT, one of the immunostimulatory cytokines regulating the homeostasis of bone and adipose tissue, could be involved in obesity. The study involved 111 obese subjects (12. Read More

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TNFSF14: LIGHTing the Way for Effective Cancer Immunotherapy.

Front Immunol 2020 15;11:922. Epub 2020 May 15.

Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, United States.

Tumor necrosis factor superfamily member 14 (LIGHT) has been in pre-clinical development for over a decade and shows promise as a modality of enhancing treatment approaches in the field of cancer immunotherapy. To date, LIGHT has been used to combat cancer in multiple tumor models where it can be combined with other immunotherapy modalities to clear established solid tumors as well as treat metastatic events. When LIGHT molecules are delivered to or expressed within tumors they cause significant changes in the tumor microenvironment that are primarily driven through vascular normalization and generation of tertiary lymphoid structures. Read More

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Herpesvirus Entry Mediator Binding Partners Mediate Immunopathogenesis of Ocular Herpes Simplex Virus 1 Infection.

mBio 2020 05 12;11(3). Epub 2020 May 12.

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Ocular herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) infection leads to an immunopathogenic disease called herpes stromal keratitis (HSK), in which CD4 T cell-driven inflammation contributes to irreversible damage to the cornea. Herpesvirus entry mediator (HVEM) is an immune modulator that activates stimulatory and inhibitory cosignals by interacting with its binding partners, LIGHT (TNFSF14), BTLA (B and T lymphocyte attenuator), and CD160. We have previously shown that HVEM exacerbates HSK pathogenesis, but the involvement of its binding partners and its connection to the pathogenic T cell response have not been elucidated. Read More

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Oncolytic adenovirus encoding LIGHT (TNFSF14) inhibits tumor growth via activating anti-tumor immune responses in 4T1 mouse mammary tumor model in immune competent syngeneic mice.

Cancer Gene Ther 2020 Dec 20;27(12):923-933. Epub 2020 Apr 20.

Anhui Medical University, Hefei, 230032, Anhui, PR China.

LIGHT, also known as tumor-necrosis factor (TNF) superfamily member 14 (TNFSF14), is predominantly expressed on activated immune cells and some tumor cells. LIGHT is a pivotal regulator both for recruiting and activating immune cells in the tumor lesions. In this study, we armed human telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) promoter controlled oncolytic adenovirus with LIGHT to generate rAd. Read More

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December 2020

Neonatal Antibiotic Treatment Is Associated With an Altered Circulating Immune Marker Profile at 1 Year of Age.

Front Immunol 2019 10;10:2939. Epub 2020 Jan 10.

Department of Pediatrics, Emma Children's Hospital, Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Neonatal antibiotics disturb the developing gut microbiome and are therefore thought to influence the developing immune system, but exact mechanisms and health consequences in later life still need to be elucidated. Therefore, we investigated whether neonatal antibiotics influence inflammatory markers at 1 year of age. In addition, we determined whether health problems during the first year of life, e. Read More

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December 2020

LIGHT/TNFSF14 regulates estrogen deficiency-induced bone loss.

J Pathol 2020 04 25;250(4):440-451. Epub 2020 Feb 25.

Department of Basic and Medical Sciences, Neurosciences and Sense Organs, Section of Human Anatomy and Histology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy.

Bone loss induced by ovariectomy is due to the direct activity on bone cells and mesenchymal cells and to the dysregulated activity of bone marrow cells, including immune cells and stromal cells, but the underlying mechanisms are not completely known. Here, we demonstrate that ovariectomy induces the T-cell co-stimulatory cytokine LIGHT, which stimulates both osteoblastogenesis and osteoclastogenesis by modulating osteoclastogenic cytokine expression, including TNF, osteoprotegerin, and the receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB ligand (RANKL). Predictably, LIGHT-deficient (Tnfsf14 ) mice are protected from ovariectomy-dependent bone loss, whereas trabecular bone mass increases in mice deficient in both LIGHT and T and B lymphocytes (Rag Tnfsf14 ) and is associated with an inversion of the TNF and RANKL/OPG ratio. Read More

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Reciprocal upregulation of hypoxia-inducible factor-1α and persistently enhanced placental adenosine signaling contribute to the pathogenesis of preeclampsia.

FASEB J 2020 03 12;34(3):4041-4054. Epub 2020 Jan 12.

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The University of Texas McGovern Medical School, Houston, TX, USA.

Recent evidence indicates that elevated placental adenosine signaling contributes to preeclampsia (PE). However, the molecular basis for the chronically enhanced placental adenosine signaling in PE remains unclear. Here, we report that hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) is crucial for the enhancement of placental adenosine signaling. Read More

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LIGHT/TNFSF14 Promotes Osteolytic Bone Metastases in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Patients.

J Bone Miner Res 2020 04 7;35(4):671-680. Epub 2020 Jan 7.

Center for Experimental Research and Medical Studies (CeRMS), A.O.U. Città della Salute e della Scienza di Torino, Turin, Italy.

Tumor necrosis factor superfamily member 14 (TNFSF14), LIGHT, is a component of the cytokine network that regulates innate and adaptive immune responses, which promote homeostasis of lymphoid organs, liver, and bone. Metastatic tumors often disrupt the tissue microenvironment, thus altering the homeostasis of the invaded organ; however, the underlying mechanisms required further studies. We investigated the role of LIGHT in osteolytic bone disease induced by metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Read More

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[LIGHT/ TNFSF14 alleviates cisplatin-induced acute kidney injury in mice and its mechanism].

Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue Za Zhi 2019 Oct;35(10):897-902

Department of Immunology, School of Basic Medicine, Army medical university, Chongqing 400038, China. *Corresponding author, E-mail:

Objective To investigate the role of LIGHT/TNFSF14 (TNF superfamily protein 14) in cisplatin-induced acute kidney injury (Cis-AKI) in mice and explore the underlying mechanism. Methods Male wild-type (WT) and LIGHT gene knockout (LIGHT) C57BL/6 mice were selected and divided into four groups: saline- and cisplatin-treated WT mice, saline- and cisplatin-treated LIGHT mice. The cisplatin groups were given a single intraperitoneal injection of cisplatin (20 mg/kg, 200 μL), and the saline groups were injected with equal volume of normal saline (9 g/L). Read More

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October 2019

MiR-326 Inhibits Inflammation and Promotes Autophagy in Silica-Induced Pulmonary Fibrosis through Targeting TNFSF14 and PTBP1.

Chem Res Toxicol 2019 11 5;32(11):2192-2203. Epub 2019 Nov 5.

Center for Global Health, Key Laboratory of Modern Toxicology of Ministry of Education, School of Public Health , Nanjing Medical University , Nanjing 211166 , China.

Silicosis is a kind of irreversible pulmonary fibrosis induced by the long-term inhalation of silica particles. The therapeutic strategy based on the microRNAs might be an effective way for the treatment of silicosis. Our previous miRNA microarray data indicated that miR-326 was decreased in the mouse lung tissues of silica-induced pulmonary fibrosis. Read More

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November 2019

Ligands and receptors of the TNF superfamily are decreased in major depression and during early antidepressant therapy.

J Psychiatr Res 2019 12 24;119:116-121. Epub 2019 Sep 24.

Department of Psychological Medicine, King's College London, London, UK.

Background: The up-regulation of pro-inflammatory agents, amongst them tumor necrosis factor (TNF), may represent low-grade inflammation in major depression. To further elucidate inflammatory mechanisms related to TNF in depression, the aim of the current study was to investigate the involvement of ligands and receptors of the TNF/TNF-receptor-superfamily yet un- or little explored in major depression.

Methods: Serum levels of ligands (TNF, TNF-related weak inducer of apoptosis [TWEAK], B-cell activating factor [BAFF], tumor necrosis factor superfamily member 14 [TNFSF14; LIGHT], A proliferation-inducing ligand [APRIL]) and receptor molecules (TNF receptor superfamily member 8 [TNFRSF8; sCD30], soluble TNF receptor type 1 [sTNFR1] and type 2 [sTNFR2]) of the TNF/TNF-receptor-superfamily were measured in 50 unmedicated patients suffering from major depression and 48 healthy controls and were reassessed in 37 of the depressed patients two weeks after the initiation of antidepressive treatment. Read More

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December 2019

Unique Sjögren's syndrome patient subsets defined by molecular features.

Rheumatology (Oxford) 2020 04;59(4):860-868

Division of Rheumatology and Immunology, Department of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, USA.

Objective: To address heterogeneity complicating primary SS (pSS) clinical trials, research and care by characterizing and clustering patients by their molecular phenotypes.

Methods: pSS patients met American-European Consensus Group classification criteria and had at least one systemic manifestation and stimulated salivary flow of ⩾0.1 ml/min. Read More

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Genetic inactivation of the LIGHT (TNFSF14) cytokine in mice restores glucose homeostasis and diminishes hepatic steatosis.

Diabetologia 2019 11 6;62(11):2143-2157. Epub 2019 Aug 6.

INCLIVA Health Research Institute, Avda. Menéndez Pelayo, 4, 46010, Valencia, Spain.

Aims/hypothesis: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is frequently associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Progression of NAFLD is mediated, among other things, by activation of inflammatory pathways. In the present study, the role of the proinflammatory cytokine LIGHT (TNFSF14) was explored in NAFLD and type 2 diabetes mellitus in mice deficient for the cytokine. Read More

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November 2019

Increased LIGHT leading to sFlt-1 elevation underlies the pathogenic link between hydatidiform mole and preeclampsia.

Sci Rep 2019 07 12;9(1):10107. Epub 2019 Jul 12.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.

Hydatidiform moles are known to pose an extremely high risk of severe early-onset preeclampsia if left untreated. TNF superfamily cytokine, LIGHT has recently been reported to contribute to pathophysiology of preeclampsia. The present study aimed to investigate the involvement of LIGHT in hydatidiform moles. Read More

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The Absence of Lymphotoxin-α, a Herpesvirus Entry Mediator (HVEM) Ligand, Affects Herpes Simplex Virus 1 Infection Differently than the Absence of Other HVEM Cellular Ligands.

J Virol 2019 08 30;93(16). Epub 2019 Jul 30.

Center for Neurobiology and Vaccine Development, Department of Surgery, Ophthalmology Research, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA

Previously, we reported that the absence of herpesvirus entry mediator (HVEM) decreases latency but not primary infection in ocularly infected mice. Recently, we reported that similar to the absence of HVEM, the absence of HVEM ligands (i.e. Read More

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Mechanisms Involved in Childhood Obesity-Related Bone Fragility.

Front Endocrinol (Lausanne) 2019 3;10:269. Epub 2019 May 3.

Department of Basic and Medical Sciences, Neurosciences and Sense Organs, Section of Human Anatomy and Histology, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy.

Childhood obesity is one of the major health problems in western countries. The excessive accumulation of adipose tissue causes inflammation, oxidative stress, apoptosis, and mitochondrial dysfunctions. Thus, obesity leads to the development of severe co-morbidities including type 2 diabetes mellitus, liver steatosis, cardiovascular, and neurodegenerative diseases which can develop early in life. Read More

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