Tag Archives: inflammation

Disturbed sleep matters to patients with ankylosing spondylitis

Disturbed sleep is a significant problem for patients suffering with long-term, inflammatory conditions such as Ankylosing Spondylitis and non-radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis. Alongside other symptoms, these conditions primarily affect the axial skeleton and connective tissue, causing pain and

Glucose – a bitter sweet for the brain

During ischemic stroke, insufficient supply of oxygen and glucose leads to severe damage of cerebral tissue. Since the most important energy substrate for the brain is glucose, high blood sugar levels could be a strategy to enhance

Key genes for amniote organ regeneration detected in lizard transcriptomes shed new hope for limb regeneration in humans

While in water-adapted vertebrates (anamniotes: fish and amphibians) organ regeneration is relevant or outstanding, including in fins or limbs, in fully terrestrial vertebrates (amniotes: reptiles, birds and mammals) regeneration is absent or rare. Aside numerous anatomical and

Type I interferons fuel adipose inflammation in obesity

When people get fat the visceral adipose tissue (VAT), fatty deposits inside the body that cling around the internal organs, get inflamed. This chronic low grade inflammation is termed metaflammation. Metaflammation has been found to contribute to

The promiscuous mineralocorticoid receptor

Hormones and nerves are the key communication systems in the human body. Nerves are like a fixed-line telephone network, capable of very fast messaging: think of the pianist’s fingers playing the Minute Waltz. Hormones are like radio,

Inflammation was regulated by polyacrylic resins in human gingival fibroblasts

Temporary fixed prostheses are an important adjunct because they protect prepared teeth and prevent exposure of dental tissues. The most commonly used temporary restorative materials in prosthodontics are PMMA, MMA, and the more modern bis-acryl composites. The

Kinase inhibitors and new treatments for asthma and COPD

Kinases are enzymes that phosphorylate proteins, leading to their activation within cells. Over 500 kinases have now been identified in human cells and they activate many processes in the cells, including the production of inflammatory mediators. Kinases

Reducing cellular stress may prevent diabetes complications

Poorly controlled diabetes is often associated with various complications including blindness, kidney failure and pain secondary to damaged nerves. However, the most common complications are those related to large blood vessel disease such as heart attacks and

IL-1 Receptor 8: a novel player in immunothrombosis

In addition to be a key component of blood hemostasis and coagulation, platelets have recently been implicated in thrombotic events associated with immune dysfunctions or inflammation. Platelets participate to innate immune responses and inflammation by releasing a

Genetic and non-genetic animal models for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a heterogeneous group of neurobehavioral problems with genetic and environmental origins. The major neurobehavioral changes are manifested by persistent deficits in social and communication interaction, deficits in developing, understanding and maintaining relationships,

RIC-3’s effect on nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) and the implications in health and disease

Signal transmission – cells sending and receiving signals from other cells – is the basis of physiology. Everything our body does essentially, is a result of this cell-to-cell communication and innumerable diseases are the results of this

ImmunoTX Summit, on February 6-7, 2017 in San Diego, CA

Organizer: GTCbio Start date: February 6th, 2017 End date: February 7th, 2017 We invite you to GTCbio’s ImmunoTX Summit, which takes place on February 6-7, 2017 in San Diego, CA. The summit will bring together our usual

Aorta tertiary lymphoid organs: Powerhouses of B cell immunity in atherosclerosis

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide. Yet, our understanding of how the immune system impacts CVD is very limited and immune system-based therapeutic approaches are not in sight. Lymphocytes are major cellular constituents

Inflammation alters brain function and pain processing centrally

In the last couple of years, some fascinating abilities of the immune system have emerged: The immune system is tightly interconnected with the nervous system, and can directly affect how the brain functions, and how a person

Modulation of SOCS3 in macrophages can enhance the clearance of dying cells in inflammation

Macrophages, from the Latin meaning “big eaters”, are key cells of the immune system that have the ability to scan tissues in the body and engulf and destroy invading pathogens. They also play a housekeeping role, to

Immunological disturbances observed in chronic alcoholism

Alcoholism is a complex behavioral disorder characterized by the loss of control over alcohol consumption often involving other drug abuse with a relapsing and remitting course leading to significant impairment. Chronic alcohol use and alcoholism damages many