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Kan Shida et al.
Immunology, 128(1 Suppl), e858-e869 (2009-09-25)
We previously showed that Lactobacillus strains having a rigid cell wall resistant to intracellular digestion can stimulate macrophages to induce large a quantity of interleukin-12 (IL-12). In this study, we examined the influence of lactobacilli and bacterial cell wall components
Kamakshi Prudhula Devalraju et al.
PloS one, 16(9), e0257185-e0257185 (2021-09-14)
Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of infectious disease related mortality, and only 10% of the infected individuals develop active disease. The likelihood of progression of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) to active TB disease is high in HIV infected individuals.
Rocío Merinas-Amo et al.
Foods (Basel, Switzerland), 8(5) (2019-05-30)
(1) Background: The suitability of certain food colorings is nowadays in discussion because of the effects of these compounds on human health. For this reason, in the present work, the biological effects of six worldwide used food colorings (Riboflavin, Tartrazine
Rikke Illum Høgh et al.
Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950), 204(7), 1746-1759 (2020-03-08)
Fumarate is a tricarboxylic acid cycle metabolite whose intracellular accumulation is linked to inflammatory signaling and development of cancer. In this study, we demonstrate that endogenous fumarate accumulation upregulates surface expression of the immune stimulatory NK group 2, member D
Sofie H Møller et al.
Frontiers in immunology, 11, 1968-1968 (2020-08-28)
Immune surveillance of cancer cells is facilitated by the Natural Killer Group 2D (NKG2D) receptor expressed by different lymphocyte subsets. It recognizes NKG2D ligands that are rarely expressed on healthy cells, but upregulated by tumorigenesis, presenting a target for immunological
Guowu Hu et al.
The Journal of clinical investigation, 118(3), 1186-1197 (2008-02-09)
Autophagy is a process by which cells recycle cytoplasm and defective organelles during stress situations such as nutrient starvation. It can also be used by host cells as an immune defense mechanism to eliminate infectious pathogens. Here we describe the
Marcos Mateo-Fernández et al.
Foods (Basel, Switzerland), 8(9) (2019-09-08)
Nutraceutical activity of food is analysed to promote the healthy characteristics of diet where additives are highly used. Caramel is one of the most worldwide consumed additives and it is produced by heating natural carbohydrates. The aim of this study
Marga J Bouma et al.
Stem cell research, 41, 101654-101654 (2019-11-18)
Lymphoblast cells from four individuals of a family of two genetically unrelated parents and their monozygotic twins were used to generate integration-free human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs). Reprogramming factors were delivered by co-electroporation of three episomal-based plasmids expressing OCT3/4
Bo Yan et al.
BioMed research international, 2020, 2753414-2753414 (2020-04-28)
To evaluate the effects of human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (hBMSCs) and osteoblasts (hFOB1.19) on PC3 prostate cancer cells. To simulate the in vivo interaction between the bone/bone marrow microenvironments and prostate cancer cells, we established cocultures of PC3
Lucía Margarita Valenzuela-Salas et al.
Pharmaceutics, 13(1) (2021-01-13)
Nanomaterials quickly evolve to produce safe and effective biomedical alternatives, mainly silver nanoparticles (AgNPs). The AgNPs' antibacterial, antiviral, and antitumor properties convert them into a recurrent scaffold to produce new treatment options. This work reported the full characterization of a
Katerina Cizkova et al.
Cells, tissues, organs, 208(1-2), 37-47 (2020-04-06)
Cytochrome (CYP) epoxygenases (CYP2C and CYP2J) and soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH) participate in the metabolism of arachidonic acid and may also have a potential role in enterocyte differentiation. The first critical step in the study of intestinal cell differentiation is
Multiplex enCas12a screens detect functional buffering among paralogs otherwise masked in monogenic Cas9 knockout screens.
Dede, et al.
Genome Biology, 21, 262-262 (2020)
Tetsuya Adachi et al.
Retrovirology, 8, 84-84 (2011-10-25)
Small chemical compounds which target chemokine receptors have been developed against human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) and are under investigation for use as anti-HIV-1 microbicides. In addition, monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) against chemokine receptors have also been shown to have
Yoshifumi Nishikawa et al.
Clinical and vaccine immunology : CVI, 16(6), 792-797 (2009-04-10)
The present study demonstrates that the subcutaneous administration of Neospora caninum dense granule protein 7 (NcGRA7) entrapped in liposomes coated with mannotriose strongly induces the parasite-specific T-helper type 1 immune response and humoral antibody in mice. Although anti-NcGRA7 immunoglobulin G1
Ricardo Araujo et al.
Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy, 53(11), 4921-4923 (2009-08-26)
Posaconazole MICs for 50 Aspergillus fumigatus isolates with distinct genotypes were determined by three methods. MICs were > or = 0.5 microg/ml for 5, 11, and 15 strains by the CLSI reference M38-A2, Etest (48-h), and oxygen consumption methods, respectively.
Ewelina Szymańska et al.
EMBO molecular medicine, 12(2), e10812-e10812 (2020-01-14)
Somatic copy number alterations play a critical role in oncogenesis. Loss of chromosomal regions containing tumor suppressors can lead to collateral deletion of passenger genes. This can be exploited therapeutically if synthetic lethal partners of such passenger genes are known
Abraham L Moure et al.
Journal of medicinal chemistry, 63(9), 4732-4748 (2020-04-11)
Screening of a GSK-proprietary library against intracellular Mycobacterium tuberculosis identified 1, a thioalkylbenzoxazole hit. Biological profiling and mutant analysis revealed that this compound is a prodrug that is bioactivated by the mycobacterial enzyme MymA. A hit-expansion program including design, synthesis
Metabolism of short-chain fatty acid propionate induces surface expression of NKG2D ligands on cancer cells.
H?gh, et al.
Faseb Journal, 34, 15531-15546 (2021)
Pattamawan Chimma et al.
PLoS pathogens, 5(10), e1000631-e1000631 (2009-10-24)
Monocyte (MO) subpopulations display distinct phenotypes and functions which can drastically change during inflammatory states. We hypothesized that discrete MO subpopulations are induced during malaria infection and associated with anti-parasitic activity. We characterized the phenotype of blood MO from healthy
Mika Pietilä et al.
Nature communications, 10(1), 2340-2340 (2019-05-30)
The human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) is an oncogene targeted by several kinase inhibitors and therapeutic antibodies. While the endosomal trafficking of many other receptor tyrosine kinases is known to regulate their oncogenic signalling, the prevailing view on
Tiffany M DeSimone et al.
International journal for parasitology, 39(4), 399-405 (2008-10-04)
Apicomplexan parasites employ multiple adhesive ligands for recognition and entry into host cells. The Duffy binding-like (DBL) and the reticulocyte binding protein-like (RBL) families are central to the invasion of erythrocytes by the malaria parasite. These type-1 transmembrane proteins are
Lei Cheng et al.
PloS one, 13(10), e0204068-e0204068 (2018-11-01)
Due to its ability to induce DNA damage in a space and time controlled manner, ionising radiation is a unique tool for studying the mechanisms of DNA repair. The biological effectiveness of ionising radiation is related to the ionisation density
Maria G Gomez-Lorenzo et al.
International journal for parasitology. Drugs and drug resistance, 8(2), 295-303 (2018-05-19)
Phenotypic screening has produced most of the new chemical entities currently in clinical development for malaria, plus many lead compounds active against Plasmodium falciparum asexual stages. However, lack of knowledge about the mode of action of these compounds delays and
Dinesh Chandra et al.
Clinical and experimental immunology, 154(2), 224-234 (2008-09-10)
The failure of Leishmania, an intracellular pathogen, to stimulate a pro-inflammatory response following entry into macrophages has been well reported. This occurs in spite of the fact that ligands for the toll-like receptors (TLR) have been recently shown on the
Camila R Corrêa et al.
Journal of inflammation (London, England), 8, 23-23 (2011-08-31)
Arterial peripheral disease is a condition caused by the blocked blood flow resulting from arterial cholesterol deposits within the arms, legs and aorta. Studies have shown that macrophages in atherosclerotic plaque are highly activated, which makes these cells important antigen-presenting
Simone Aymanns et al.
PloS one, 6(6), e19822-e19822 (2011-07-07)
Fluorescence labeling of bacterial pathogens has a broad range of interesting applications including the observation of living bacteria within host cells. We constructed a novel vector based on the E. coli streptococcal shuttle plasmid pAT28 that can propagate in numerous
Steven C Pino et al.
PloS one, 4(5), e5468-e5468 (2009-05-09)
Gimap5 (GTPase of the immunity-associated protein 5) has been linked to the regulation of T cell survival, and polymorphisms in the human GIMAP5 gene associate with autoimmune disorders. The BioBreeding diabetes-prone (BBDP) rat has a mutation in the Gimap5 gene
Joke Patou et al.
Journal of inflammation (London, England), 6, 11-11 (2009-04-22)
The mast cell is a crucial effector cell in allergic rhinitis and other inflammatory diseases. During the acute allergic reaction preformed mediators such as histamine, but also de novo produced mediators such as leukotrienes (LTC4/D4/E4) and prostaglandins (PGD2) are released.
Riina-A Kekkonen et al.
World journal of gastroenterology, 14(13), 2029-2036 (2008-04-09)
To evaluate the effects of three potentially anti-inflammatory probiotic bacteria from three different genera on immune variables in healthy adults in a clinical setting based on previous in vitro characterization of cytokine responses. A total of 62 volunteers participated in
Johan Olerud et al.
Diabetes, 57(7), 1870-1877 (2008-04-19)
Insufficient development of a new intra-islet capillary network after transplantation may be one contributing factor to the failure of islet grafts in clinical transplantation. The present study tested the hypothesis that the angiostatic factor thrombospondin-1 (TSP-1), which is normally present
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