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Braz. arch. biol. technol ; 63: e20180734, 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1132202


Abstract Fibromyalgia (FM) is a nonarticular rheumatic syndrome that leads to diffuse myalgia, sleep disturbances and morning stiffness. Balneotherapy has been shown an effective strategy to improve the health conditions of patients; however, the treatment follow-up is based on patient report due to the lack of biomarkers. Thus, this study evaluated the application of cytokines and phosphoglycerate mutase I (PGAM-I) to monitoring FM patient underwent to balneotherapy treatment. Eleven healthy and eleven women with FM were submitted to daily sessions of balneotherapy during 10 days. Clinical and quality of life parameters were assessed through a FIQ questionnaire. Blood levels of TNF-(, interleukins (IL-1, IL-2 and IL-10) and PGAM-I expression in patients' saliva were also evaluated. Patients with FM showed significant improvements in their clinical status after treatment. Also, FM patients has IL-10 levels lower than healthy women and the balneotherapy increased the expression of this cytokine in both groups, concomitantly to pain relief. Although inflammatory cytokines (IL-1, IL-2 and TNF-() were more expressed in FM patients than healthy patients their levels did not reduce after treatment. A slight increase of PGAM-I expression was observed. In conclusion, IL-10 levels could be a useful biomarker to balneotherapy follow-up of FM patients. However, these findings must be analyzed in a larger number of patients in order to validate IL-10 as an effective biomarker.

Humans , Female , Biomarkers , Fibromyalgia/diagnosis , Interleukin-10/blood , Quality of Life , Saliva , Balneology , Fibromyalgia/therapy , Case-Control Studies , Surveys and Questionnaires , Interleukin-1/blood , Interleukin-2/blood , Phosphoglycerate Mutase/blood
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-879779


OBJECTIVE@#To study the incidence rate of non-thyroidal illness syndrome (NTIS) in critically ill children with or without sepsis and the association of NTIS with interleukin-6 (IL-6) and interleukin-10 (IL-10).@*METHODS@#A retrospective analysis was performed on the medical data of 97 children with sepsis (sepsis group) and 80 non-sepsis children with bacterial infection (non-sepsis group). The correlations of IL-6 and IL-10 with the thyroid function parameters triiodothyronine (T3), thyroxine (T4), and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) were analyzed.@*RESULTS@#There were no significant differences in age and sex between the sepsis and non-sepsis groups (P>0.05). Compared with the non-sepsis group, the sepsis group had a significantly higher Sequential Organ Failure Assessment score, a significantly longer length of hospital stay, and a significantly higher rate of use of ventilator (P0.05), but the pooled analysis of the two groups showed that IL-6 level was negatively correlated with T3 and T4 levels (P<0.001).@*CONCLUSIONS@#Children with sepsis have a higher incidence rate of NTIS than those without sepsis. The high level of IL-6 may be associated with the development of NTIS.

Child , Humans , Critical Illness , Euthyroid Sick Syndromes , Interleukin-10/blood , Interleukin-6/blood , Retrospective Studies , Sepsis , Thyrotropin , Thyroxine
Arq. gastroenterol ; 55(4): 385-389, Oct.-Dec. 2018. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-983841


ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Gastric adenocarcinoma is the fourth most common cause of cancer-associated death worldwide. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the immunological status of patients with gastric cancer before surgery and circulating cytokines as potential diagnostic biomarkers for gastric cancer. METHODS: We included 90 healthy controls and 95 patients with distal Gastric adenocarcinoma in Mazandaran, Sari, Iran. We measured serum IL-2, IL-10 and IL-12 Levels by a sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay using the IBL international GMBH kit. RESULTS: The serum IL-10 levels in the patients with Gastric adenocarcinoma were significantly higher than those of the healthy controls (P=0.02). There were no significant differences in serum IL-2 and IL-12 levels between patients with gastric cancer and healthy controls. CONCLUSION: Increased levels of IL-10 might be useful as diagnostic biomarkers for Gastric adenocarcinoma; however, this needs to be confirmed with larger number of patients and with control groups other than blood donors, properly age paired. These results suggest that positive expression of IL-10 may be useful as a molecular marker to distinguish stage of gastric cancers which can be more readily controlled.

RESUMO CONTEXTO: O adenocarcinoma gástrico é a quarta causa mais comum de morte relacionada ao câncer em todo o mundo. OBJETIVO: Avaliar o status imunológico dos pacientes com câncer gástrico antes da cirurgia e as citocinas circulantes como potenciais biomarcadores diagnósticos para câncer gástrico. MÉTODOS: Incluímos 90 indivíduos controles saudáveis e 95 pacientes com adenocarcinoma gástrico distal em Mazandaran, Sari, Iran. Os níveis de soro Il-2, IL-10 e Il-12 foram medidos por um ensaio de imunoabsorção enzimática pela técnica de sanduíche usando o kit IBL International GmbH. RESULTADOS: Os níveis séricos IL-10 nos pacientes com adenocarcinoma gástrico foram significativamente superiores aos dos controles saudáveis (P=0,2). Não houve diferenças significativas nos níveis de soro IL-2 e IL-12 entre pacientes com câncer gástrico e controles saudáveis. CONCLUSÃO: Níveis aumentados de IL-10 podem ser úteis como biomarcadores diagnósticos para adenocarcinoma gástrico; no entanto, isso precisa ser confirmado com maior número de pacientes e com grupos de controle que não sejam doadores de sangue, adequadamente emparelhado por idade. Estes resultados sugerem que a expressão positiva do IL-10 pode ser útil como um marcador molecular para distinguir a fase de câncer gástrico que pode ser mais facilmente controlada.

Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Aged , Young Adult , Stomach Neoplasms/blood , Adenocarcinoma/blood , Interleukin-2/blood , Interleukin-10/blood , Interleukin-12/blood , Stomach Neoplasms/diagnosis , Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay , Adenocarcinoma/diagnosis , Biomarkers, Tumor/blood , Case-Control Studies , Middle Aged
Arq. neuropsiquiatr ; 76(5): 339-345, May 2018. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-950537


ABSTRACT Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is one of the parasitic infections that most affects the central nervous system. The knowledge regarding its immunopathogenesis and pathophysiology needs broadening. Taenia crassiceps cysticerci are used as the NCC experimental model. The aim of this work was to describe the general pathological processes and the in situ cytokine profile in C57BL/6 mice inoculated intracranially with viable T. crassiceps cysticerci. The histopathology analysis showed cysticerci in the extraparenchymal and intraventricular region, mononuclear inflammatory infiltration surrounding the parasite, microgliosis and meningitis. The analysis of the in situ immune profiles showed a predominance of the Th2 response. The IL-4 and IL-10 dosages were significantly increased in the infected group. The decrease in the INF-gamma dosage reflects the immunomodulation from the cysticerci. In conclusion, a T. crassiceps NCC infection in C57BL/6 mice triggers an inflammatory response, a predominance of Th2 type in situ profile, with mononuclear inflammatory cell infiltration, meningitis and microgliosis.

RESUMO Neurocisticercose (NCC) é uma das doenças parasitárias que mais afeta o sistema nervoso central. É necessário aprofundar o conhecimento em relação à sua imunopatogênese e patofisiologia. Os cisticercos de Taenia crassiceps são utilizados como modelo experimental para estudos da NCC. O objetivo deste trabalho foi descrever os processos patológicos gerais e o perfil de citocinas in situ em camundongos C57BL/6 inoculados via intracerebral com cisticercos viáveis de T. crassiceps. A análise histopatológica demonstrou cisticercos nas regiões extra-parenquimatosa e intraventricular, infiltrado inflamatório de células mononucleares ao redor do parasita, microgliose e meningite. A análise in situ do perfil de citocinas mostrou uma predominância da resposta Th2. As dosagens de IL-4 e IL-10 foram significativamente maiores no grupo infectado. Conclui-se que a NCC por T. crassiceps em camundongos C57BL/6 induz uma resposta inflamatória com predominância in situ de citocinas do perfil Th2, com infiltrado inflamatório de células mononucleares, meningite e microgliose.

Animals , Female , Rats , Interleukin-4/blood , Interferon-gamma/blood , Interleukin-10/blood , Th2 Cells/immunology , Neurocysticercosis/immunology , Taenia/immunology , Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay , Interleukin-4/immunology , Interferon-gamma/immunology , Interleukin-10/immunology , Neurocysticercosis/pathology , Disease Models, Animal , Mice, Inbred C57BL
Braz. j. otorhinolaryngol. (Impr.) ; 84(2): 206-211, Mar.-Apr. 2018. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-889365


Abstract Introduction To manage the complications of irradiation of head and neck tissue is a challenging issue for the otolaryngologist. Definitive treatment of these complications is still controversial. Recently, hyperbaric oxygen therapy is promising option for these complications. Objective In this study, we used biochemical and histopathological methods to investigate the efficacy of hyperbaric oxygen against the inflammatory effects of radiotherapy in blood and laryngeal tissues when radiotherapy and hyperbaric oxygen are administered on the same day. Methods Thirty-two Wistar Albino rats were divided into four groups. The control group was given no treatment, the hyperbaric oxygen group was given only hyperbaric oxygen therapy, the radiotherapy group was given only radiotherapy, and the radiotherapy plus hyperbaric oxygen group was given both treatments on the same day. Results Histopathological and biochemical evaluations of specimens were performed. Serum tumor necrosis factor-α, interleukin-1β, and tissue inflammation levels were significantly higher in the radiotherapy group than in the radiotherapy plus hyperbaric oxygen group, whereas interleukin-10 was higher in the radiotherapy plus hyperbaric oxygen group. Conclusion When radiotherapy and hyperbaric oxygen are administered on the same day, inflammatory cytokines and tissue inflammation can be reduced in an early period of radiation injury.

Resumo Introdução O manejo das complicações da irradiação do tecido da cabeça e pescoço é uma questão desafiadora para o otorrinolaringologista. O tratamento definitivo dessas complicações ainda é controverso. Recentemente, a oxigenoterapia hiperbárica tem sido uma opção promissora para essas complicações. Objetivo Nesse estudo foram usados métodos bioquímicos e histopatológicos para investigar a eficácia do oxigênio hiperbárico contra os efeitos inflamatórios da radioterapia no sangue e nos tecidos laríngeos, quando a radioterapia e oxigênio hiperbárico são administrados no mesmo dia. Métodos Trinta e dois ratos Wistar albinos foram divididos em quatro grupos. O grupo controle nao recebeu tratamento, o grupo de oxigenio hiperbarico recebeu apenas oxigenoterapia hiperbarica, o grupo de radioterapia recebeu apenas radioterapia e o grupo de radioterapia com oxigenio hiperbarico recebeu ambos os tratamentos no mesmo dia. Resultados Foram realizadas avaliaçoes histopatologicas e bioquimicas dos especimes. Os niveis sericos de fator de necrose tumoral-α, interleucina-1β e inflamaçao tecidual foram significativamente maiores no grupo de radioterapia do que no grupo de radioterapia mais oxigenio hiperbarico, enquanto que a interleucina-10 foi maior no grupo de radioterapia mais oxigenio hiperbarico. Conclusão Quando a radioterapia e o oxigênio hiperbárico são administrados no mesmo dia, as citocinas inflamatórias e a inflamação tecidual podem ser reduzidas no período inicial da radiação.

Animals , Female , Rats , Radiation Injuries, Experimental/prevention & control , Hyperbaric Oxygenation , Inflammation/prevention & control , Radiation Injuries, Experimental/pathology , Radiation Injuries, Experimental/blood , Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha/blood , Interleukin-10/blood , Rats, Wistar , Oxidative Stress , Interleukin-1beta/blood , Inflammation/pathology , Inflammation/blood , Neck
Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop ; 51(1): 21-29, Jan.-Feb. 2018. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-897054


Abstract INTRODUCTION The functioning of the immune system during pregnancy is altered in both human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected and uninfected women. Unfavorable socioeconomic conditions have been indicative of higher morbidity and mortality and worsening of the immune system. The aim of this study was to correlate social status with levels of interleukin (IL)-10 (non-inflammatory) and interferon-gamma (IFN-γ; inflammatory) cytokines. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted with three groups of women: 33 pregnant HIV-infected (G1); 40 non-pregnant, HIV-infected (G2); and 35 pregnant, HIV-uninfected. To measure the social status, a compound indicator called the social status index (SSI), was established using sociodemographic variables (i.e., education level, housing conditions, per capita income, and habitation and sanitary conditions). RESULTS The HIV-infected women had a higher proportion of unfavorable SSI (73% and 75% of G1 and G2, respectively). There were significantly lower IL-10 levels in the G1 group with both unfavorable and favorable SSI than in the other groups. No significant difference in IFN-γ levels was observed among groups. However, the G1 group had higher IFN-γ values among both favorable and unfavorable SSI groups. CONCLUSIONS Higher rates of unfavorable conditions, including lower education levels, IL-10 levels, and a trend for higher IFN-γ levels, were identified among HIV-infected women, pregnant and non-pregnant. These factors may interfere in health care and lead to poor outcomes during pregnancy. Therefore, we suggest that health policies could be created to specifically address these factors in this population.

Humans , Female , Pregnancy , Adult , Pregnancy Complications, Infectious/immunology , HIV Infections/immunology , Interferon-gamma/blood , Interleukin-10/blood , Pregnancy Complications, Infectious/blood , Pregnancy Complications, Infectious/virology , Social Conditions , Socioeconomic Factors , Brazil , HIV Infections/blood , Cross-Sectional Studies , Interferon-gamma/immunology , Interleukin-10/immunology
Clinics ; 73: e679, 2018. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-974917


OBJECTIVE: This study investigated serum interleukin-10 (IL-10) levels, changes in peripheral blood CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cell (PBCDT) ratios, and the prognosis of cervical cancer (CC) patients. METHODS: Seventy patients with CC composed the observation group, and 70 healthy subjects composed the control group. The PBCDT ratios in the CC patients and healthy subjects were calculated. Serum IL-10 levels were detected with a double antibody sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). RESULTS: The PBCDT ratio was higher in the patients with active CC [12.16±2.41%] than in the control subjects [6.34±1.05%]. Serum IL-10 levels were higher in the patients with CC [384±106 pg/ml] than in the control subjects [104±50 pg/ml]; the differences in both PBCDT ratio and IL-10 level were statistically significant (p<0.01). Serum IL-10 levels were positively correlated with PBCDT ratios (r=0.375, p<0.05). The 5-year patient survival rate was significantly higher in the low serum IL-10 group (64.2%) than in the high serum IL-10 group (42.8%, p=0.012). CONCLUSIONS: PBCDT ratios and serum IL-10 levels are related to CC activity. These factors are reciprocally related and influence one another, and both are involved in the development and progression of CC. Low IL-10 expression is beneficial regarding the survival of patients with CC.

Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Middle Aged , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Antigens, CD/blood , Uterine Cervical Neoplasms/immunology , Interleukin-10/blood , T-Lymphocytes, Regulatory/cytology , Prognosis , Socioeconomic Factors , Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay , Biomarkers, Tumor/blood , Case-Control Studies , Uterine Cervical Neoplasms/blood , Uterine Cervical Neoplasms/virology , Interleukin-10/immunology , Papillomavirus Infections/complications , Papillomavirus Infections/diagnosis , Kaplan-Meier Estimate , Flow Cytometry , Neoplasm Staging
Rev. bras. reumatol ; 57(6): 526-534, Nov.-Dec. 2017. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-899473


Abstract Background: Studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids reduce the concentrations of eicosanoids, cytokines, chemokines, C-reactive protein (CRP) and other inflammatory mediators. Objective: To investigate the effects of omega-3 fatty acids on circulating levels of inflammatory mediators and biochemical markers in women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Methods: Experimental clinical study (clinical trial: NCT02524795); 49 women with SLE (ACR1982/1997) were randomized: 22 to the omega-3 group (daily intake of 1080 mg EPA + 200 mg DHA, for 12 weeks) and 27 to the control group. The inflammatory mediators and biochemical markers at T0 and T1 in omega-3 group were compared using Wilcoxon test. U-Mann-Whitney test was used to compare variations of measured variables [ΔV = pre-treatment (T0) − post-treatment (T1) concentrations] between groups. p < 0.05 was considered significant. Results: The median (interquartile range - IQR) of age was 37 (29-48) years old, of disease duration was 7 (4-13) years, and of SLEDAI-2K was 1 (0-2). The median (IQR) of variation in CRP levels between the two groups showed a decrease in omega-3 group while there was an increase in control group (p = 0.008). The serum concentrations of IL-6 and IL-10, leptin and adiponectin did not change after a 12 week treatment. Conclusions: Supplementation with omega-3 had no impact on serum concentrations of IL-6, IL-10, leptin and adiponectin in women with SLE and low disease activity. There was a significant decrease of CRP levels as well as evidence that omega-3 may impact total and LDL-cholesterol.

Resumo Introdução: Estudos têm mostrado que os ácidos graxos ômega-3 reduzem as concentrações de eicosanoides, citocinas, quimiocinas, proteína C-reativa (PCR) e outros mediadores inflamatórios. Objetivo: Investigar os efeitos dos ácidos graxos ômega-3 sobre os níveis circulantes de mediadores inflamatórios e marcadores bioquímicos em mulheres com lúpus eritematoso sistêmico (LES). Métodos: Ensaio clínico randomizado (ensaio clínico: NCT02524795); randomizaram-se 49 mulheres com LES (ACR1982/1997): 22 para o grupo ômega-3 (dose diária de 1.080 mg de EPA + 200 mg de DHA durante 12 semanas) e 27 para o grupo controle. Os mediadores inflamatórios e marcadores bioquímicos em T0 e T1 no grupo ômega-3 foram comparados pelo teste de Wilcoxon. O teste U de Mann-Whitney foi usado para comparar variações das variáveis mensuradas [ΔV = concentrações pré-tratamento (T0) menos concentrações pós-tratamento (T1)] entre os grupos. Um p < 0,05 foi considerado significativo. Resultados: A mediana (intervalo interquartil-IIQ) da idade foi de 37 anos (29-48), a duração da doença foi de sete anos (4-13) anos e o Systemic Lupus Disease Activity Index (Sledai-2 K) foi de 1 (0-2). A mediana (IIQ) da variação nos níveis de PCR entre os dois grupos mostrou um decréscimo no grupo ômega-3, enquanto houve um aumento no grupo controle (p = 0,008). As concentrações séricas de IL-6 e IL-10, leptina e adiponectina não se alteraram após um tratamento de 12 semanas. Conclusões: A suplementação de ômega-3 não teve impacto sobre as concentrações séricas de IL-6, IL-10, leptina e adiponectina em mulheres com LES e baixa atividade da doença. Houve uma diminuição significativa nos níveis de PCR, bem como evidências de que o ômega-3 pode impactar sobre o colesterol total e LDL.

Humans , Female , Adult , C-Reactive Protein/drug effects , Fatty Acids, Omega-3/administration & dosage , Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic/drug therapy , Biomarkers/blood , Fatty Acids, Omega-3/pharmacology , Pilot Projects , Interleukin-6/blood , Interleukin-10/blood , Statistics, Nonparametric , Cholesterol, LDL/drug effects , Cholesterol, LDL/blood , Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic/blood , Middle Aged
J. pediatr. (Rio J.) ; 93(5): 517-524, Sept.-Oct. 2017. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-894049


Abstract Objectives: The objective of the present study is to evaluate whether IL-6, TNF-α, IL-10 are associated with nutritional status in patients with cirrhosis secondary to biliary atresia and compare to healthy controls. Methods: The parameters used for nutritional assessment were the standard deviation scores of height-for-age and of triceps skinfold thickness-for-age. The severity of cirrhosis was evaluated using the Child-Pugh score and PELD/MELD. Serum cytokines were measured using Cytometric Bead Array flow cytometry. Results: IL-6, TNF-α, and IL-10 were significantly higher in the cirrhosis group when compared with the control group (2.4 vs. 0.24 (p < 0.001), 0.21 vs. 0.14 (p = 0.007), and 0.65 vs. 0.36 (p = 0.004), respectively. IL-6 and IL-10 were positively correlated with disease severity (0.450 [p = 0.001] and 0.410; [p = 0.002], respectively). TNF-α did not show a significant correlation with disease severity (0.100; p = 0.478). Regarding nutritional evaluation, IL-6 was negatively correlated with the standard deviation score of height-for-age (−0.493; p < 0.001) and of triceps skinfold thickness-for-age (−0.503; p < 0.001), respectively. IL-10 exhibited a negative correlation with the standard deviation score of height-for-age (−0.476; p < 0.001) and the standard deviation score of triceps skinfold thickness-for-age (−0.388; p = 0.004). TNF-α did not show any significance in both anthropometric parameters (−0.083 (p = 0.555) and −0.161 (p = 0.253). Conclusion: The authors suggest that, in patients with cirrhosis secondary to biliary atresia, IL-6 could be used as a possible supporting biomarker of deficient nutritional status and elevated IL-10 levels could be used as a possible early-stage supporting biomarker of deteriorating nutritional status.

Resumo Objetivos: Avaliar se há associações entre a IL-6, o TNF-α, a IL-10 e a estado nutricional em pacientes com cirrose secundária a atresia biliar e comparar com controles saudáveis. Métodos: Os parâmetros usados na avaliação nutricional foram desvio padrão de estatura para a idade e espessura da prega cutânea do tríceps para a idade. A gravidade da cirrose foi avaliada por meio da classificação de Child-Pugh e do PELD/MELD. As citocinas no soro foram medidas por citometria de fluxo - técnica de Cytometric Bead Array. Resultados: A IL-6, o TNF-α e a IL-10 foram significativamente maiores no grupo de cirrose em comparação com o grupo de controle [2,4 em comparação com 0,24 (p < 0,001)], [0,21 em comparação com 0,14 (p = 0,007)] e [0,65 em comparação com 0,36 (p = 0,004)], respectivamente. A IL-6 e a IL-10 demonstraram correlação positiva com a gravidade da doença (0,450; p = 0,001) e (0,410; p = 0,002), respectivamente. O TNF-α não mostrou relevância na gravidade da doença (0,100; p = 0,478). Com relação à avaliação nutricional, a IL-6 demonstrou correlação negativa com o desvio padrão de estatura para a idade (−0,493; p < 0,001) e o desvio padrão de espessura da prega cutânea do tríceps para a idade (−0,503; p < 0,001), respectivamente. A IL-10 demonstrou correlação negativa com o desvio padrão de estatura para a idade (−0,476; p < 0,001) e o desvio padrão de espessura da prega cutânea do tríceps para a idade (−0,388; p = 0,004), respectivamente. O TNF-α não mostrou relevância em ambos os parâmetros antropométricos [(−0,083; p = 0,555); (−0,161; p = 0,253)]. Conclusão: Assim, sugerimos que, em pacientes com cirrose secundária a atresia biliar, IL-6 pode ser usado como um possível biomarcador de suporte do estado nutricional deficiente e níveis aumentados de IL-10 podem ser usados como um possível biomarcador de suporte, em fase inicial, de deterioração do estado nutricional.

Humans , Male , Female , Infant , Child, Preschool , Child , Biliary Atresia/blood , Nutritional Status , Interleukin-6/blood , Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha/blood , Interleukin-10/blood , Liver Cirrhosis/blood , Severity of Illness Index , Biliary Atresia/complications , Biliary Atresia/immunology , Biomarkers/blood , Case-Control Studies , Nutrition Assessment , Interleukin-6/immunology , Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha/immunology , Interleukin-10/immunology , Liver Cirrhosis/etiology , Liver Cirrhosis/immunology
Arch. endocrinol. metab. (Online) ; 61(5): 438-446, Sept.-Oct. 2017. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-887586


ABSTRACT Objective This study aimed to investigate the association of plasma TNF-α, IL-6, and lL-10 levels and cytokine gene polymorphisms [TNF-α (-308 G→A), IL-6 (-174 C→G) and IL-10 (-1082 A→G, -819 T→C and -592 A→C)] in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and obese patients. Subjects and methods One hundred and two T2DM patients and 62 controls were included in this study. Cytokine plasma levels were measured by the Cytometric Bead Array method. Genotyping was carried out by the polymerase chain reaction. Results IL-6 levels were significantly different between T2DM patients and controls. Interestingly, IL-6 levels were higher in T2DM patients with BMI > 30 kg/m2 compared with other patients and obese controls. The genotype and allele frequencies were similar between patients and controls. In the T2DM group, the SNP IL-10 -819 T/C showed a difference between the cytokine level and genotypes: IL-10 level in the TT genotype was significantly higher when compared to CC genotype. Conclusions These results suggest an association between IL-6 levels and obesity, and IL-10 levels and the SNP -819 T/C in T2DM. Knowledge of these variants in T2DM might contribute to a better understanding of the role of inflammation in the etiology and progression of this disease.

Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Middle Aged , Aged , Interleukin-6/genetics , Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha/blood , Interleukin-10/blood , Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2/blood , Obesity/blood , Polymorphism, Genetic , Biomarkers/blood , Body Mass Index , Case-Control Studies , Polymerase Chain Reaction , Cross-Sectional Studies , Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha/genetics , Interleukin-10/genetics , Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2/genetics , Gene Frequency , Genotype , Obesity/genetics
Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop ; 50(3): 341-349, May-June 2017. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-896979


Abstract INTRODUCTION: Enriched environments normally increase behavioral repertoires and diminish the expression of abnormal behaviors and stress-related physiological problems in animals. Although it has been shown that experimental animals infected with microorganisms can modify their behaviors and physiology, few studies have evaluated how environmental enrichment affects these parameters. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of environmental enrichment on the behavior and physiology of confined mice infected with Trypanosoma cruzi. METHODS: The behaviors of 20 T. cruzi-infected mice and 20 non-infected mice were recorded during three treatments: baseline, enrichment, and post-enrichment. Behavioral data were collected using scan sampling with instantaneous recording of behavior every 30s, totaling 360h. Plasma TNF, CCL2, and IL-10 levels and parasitemia were also evaluated in infected enriched/non-enriched mice. Behavioral data were evaluated by Friedman's test and physiological data by one-way ANOVA and area under the curve (AUC) analysis. RESULTS: Results showed that environmental enrichment significantly increased exploratory behaviors and diminished inactivity. The use of environmental enrichment did not diminish circulating levels of TNF and IL-10 but diminished circulating levels of CCL2 and parasitemia. CONCLUSIONS: Positive behavioral and physiological effects of environmental enrichment were observed in mice living in enriched cages. Thus, environmental enrichment improved the welfare of these animals.

Animals , Male , Behavior, Animal/physiology , Chagas Disease/physiopathology , Environment , Time Factors , Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha , Interleukin-10/blood , Chagas Disease/blood , Parasitemia/physiopathology , Chemokine CCL2/blood , Disease Models, Animal , Mice , Mice, Inbred C57BL
Braz. j. infect. dis ; 21(2): 155-161, Mar.-Apr. 2017. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-839201


Abstract Objective: Maintaining a right balance between Th17 and Treg might be critical to the immunopathogenesis of active tuberculosis (TB). This study aimed to assess whether the Th17/Treg balance is altered in active TB patients. Methods: 250 study subjects (90 active TB patients, 80 latent TB subjects, and 80 healthy controls) were recruited for the study. The expression of Th17 and Treg in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) in the 250 subjects was investigated by flow cytometry. Plasma levels of cytokines IL-17 and IL-10, which are related to Th17 and Treg, respectively, were determined by ELISA. Results: The percentages of Th17 and Treg in PBMCs from active TB patients were significantly higher than those from latent TB or control groups (Th17: 4.31 ± 1.35% vs. 1.58 ± 0.71% or 1.15 ± 0.49%, p < 0.05; Treg: 11.44 ± 2.69% vs. 7.54 ± 1.56% or 4.10 ± 0.99%, p < 0.05). The expression of IL-17 and IL-10 was significantly increased in active TB patients in comparison to that in latent TB or control groups (IL-17: 16.85 ± 9.68 vs. 7.23 ± 5.19 or 8.21 ± 5.51 pg/mL, p < 0.05; IL-10: 28.70 ± 11.27 vs. 20.25 ± 8.57 or 13.94 ± 9.00 pg/mL, p < 0.05). Conclusions: Our study demonstrated an altered balance of Treg/Th17 in active TB patients, with higher percentages of Th17 and Treg in PBMCs. Further research on this imbalance may offer a new direction for TB treatment.

Humans , Male , Female , Adolescent , Adult , Middle Aged , Aged , Young Adult , Tuberculosis/immunology , Tuberculosis/blood , Leukocytes, Mononuclear/immunology , Th17 Cells/immunology , Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay , Case-Control Studies , Interleukin-10/blood , Interleukin-17/blood , Flow Cytometry
Braz. J. Psychiatry (São Paulo, 1999, Impr.) ; 38(3): 190-196, July-Sept. 2016. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-792758


Objective: Perinatal depressive symptoms often co-occur with other inflammatory morbidities of pregnancy. The goals of our study were 1) to examine whether changes in inflammatory markers from the third trimester of pregnancy to 12 weeks postpartum were associated with changes in depressive symptoms; 2) to examine whether third trimester inflammatory markers alone were predictive of postpartum depressive symptoms; and 3) to examine the relationship between inflammatory markers and depressive symptoms during the third trimester of pregnancy and at 12 weeks postpartum. Methods: Thirty-three healthy pregnant women were recruited from the Women’s Health Concerns Clinic at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton, Canada. The impact of depressive symptoms on the levels of interleukin (IL)-6, IL-10, tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), and C-reactive protein (CRP) at the third trimester of pregnancy, at 12 weeks postpartum, and across time was assessed using linear and mixed-model regression. Results: Regression analysis revealed no significant association between depressive symptoms and any of the candidate biomarkers during pregnancy, at 12 weeks postpartum, or over time. Pregnancy depressive symptoms (p > 0.001), IL-6 (p = 0.025), and IL-10 (p = 0.006) were significant predictors of postpartum Edinburgh Perinatal Depression Scale (EPDS) score. Conclusions: Our study supports previous reports from the literature showing no relationship between inflammatory biomarkers and depressive symptoms during late pregnancy, early postpartum, or across time. Our study is the first to observe an association between late pregnancy levels of IL-6 and IL-10 and postpartum depressive symptoms. Further studies with larger samples are required to confirm these findings.

Humans , Female , Pregnancy , Adult , Pregnancy Trimester, Third/blood , C-Reactive Protein/analysis , Interleukin-6/blood , Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha/blood , Interleukin-10/blood , Depression, Postpartum/blood , Postpartum Period/blood , Pregnancy Trimester, Third/psychology , Psychiatric Status Rating Scales , Reference Values , Time Factors , Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay , Biomarkers/blood , Body Mass Index , Linear Models , Surveys and Questionnaires , Longitudinal Studies , Age Factors , Gestational Age , Postpartum Period/psychology , Middle Aged
Trends psychiatry psychother. (Impr.) ; 38(1): 40-49, Jan.-Mar. 2016. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-779104


Introduction Prenatal cocaine exposure (PCE) is associated with neurobehavioral problems during childhood and adolescence. Early activation of the inflammatory response may contribute to such changes. Our aim was to compare inflammatory markers (IL-6 and IL-10) both in umbilical cord blood and in maternal peripheral blood at delivery between newborns with history of crack/cocaine exposure in utero and non-exposed newborns. Methods In this cross-sectional study, 57 newborns with a history of crack/cocaine exposure in utero (EN) and 99 non-exposed newborns (NEN) were compared for IL-6 and IL-10 levels. Sociodemographic and perinatal data, maternal psychopathology, consumption of nicotine and other substances were systematically collected in cases and controls. Results After adjusting for potential confounders, mean IL-6 was significantly higher in EN than in NEN (10,208.54, 95% confidence interval [95%CI] 1,328.54-19,088.55 vs. 2,323.03, 95%CI 1,484.64-3,161.21; p = 0.007; generalized linear model [GLM]). Mean IL-10 was also significantly higher in EN than in NEN (432.22, 95%CI 51.44-812.88 vs. 75.52, 95%CI 5.64-145.39, p = 0.014; GLM). Adjusted postpartum measures of IL-6 were significantly higher in mothers with a history of crack/cocaine use (25,160.05, 95%CI 10,958.15-39,361.99 vs. 8,902.14, 95%CI 5,774.97-12,029.32; p = 0.007; GLM), with no significant differences for IL-10. There was no correlation between maternal and neonatal cytokine levels (Spearman test, p ≥ 0.28 for all measures). Conclusions IL-6 and IL-10 might be early biomarkers of PCE in newborns. These findings could help to elucidate neurobiological pathways underlying neurodevelopmental changes and broaden the range of possibilities for early intervention.

Introdução A exposição pré-natal à cocaína está associada a problemas neurocomportamentais durante a infância e adolescência. A ativação precoce da resposta inflamatória pode contribuir para tais alterações. Nosso objetivo foi comparar marcadores inflamatórios (IL-6 e IL-10) no sangue do cordão umbilical e no sangue periférico materno na hora do parto, entre recém-nascidos expostos ao crack intraútero e recém-nascidos não expostos. Métodos Neste estudo transversal, 57 recém-nascidos expostos ao crack intraútero (RNE) e 99 recém-nascidos não expostos (RNNE) foram comparados quanto aos níveis de IL-6 e IL-10. Dados sociodemográficos e perinatais, psicopatologia materna, consumo de nicotina e outras substâncias foram sistematicamente coletados em casos e controles. Resultados Após o ajuste para potenciais confundidores, a média de IL-6 foi significativamente maior nos RNE em comparação aos RNNE [10.208,54, intervalo de confiança (IC95%) 1.328,54-19.088,55 versus2.323,03, IC95% 1.484,64-3.161,21; p = 0,007; modelo linear generalizado (MLG)]. A média ajustada de IL-10 foi significativamente maior nos RNE do que nos RNNE (432,2189, IC95% 51,44-812,88 versus 75,52, IC95% 5,64-145,39, p = 0,014; MLG). Medidas pós-parto ajustadas de IL-6 foram significativamente maiores nas mães que usaram de crack/cocaína (25.160,05, IC95% 10.958,15-39.361,99 versus 8.902,14, IC95% 5.774,97-12.029,32; p = 0,007; MLG), sem diferenças significativas para IL-10. Não houve correlação entre níveis maternos e neonatais de citocinas (teste de Spearman, p ≥ 0,28 para todas as medidas). Conclusões IL-6 e IL-10 podem ser biomarcadores precoces da exposição pré-natal a cocaína em recém-nascidos. Esses resultados podem ajudar a elucidar as vias neurobiológicas subjacentes a alterações do desenvolvimento e aumentar a gama de possibilidades para intervenção precoce.

Humans , Male , Female , Pregnancy , Infant, Newborn , Adult , Pregnancy Complications/blood , Interleukin-6/blood , Interleukin-10/blood , Crack Cocaine , Cocaine-Related Disorders/complications , Fetal Blood/metabolism , Biomarkers/blood , Linear Models , Cross-Sectional Studies , Cordocentesis , Cocaine-Related Disorders/blood , Postpartum Period
Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz ; 110(6): 726-731, Sept. 2015. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-763099


The protective effect of infectious agents against allergic reactions has been thoroughly investigated. Current studies have demonstrated the ability of some helminths to modulate the immune response of infected hosts. The objective of the present study was to investigate the relationship between Toxocara canis infection and the development of an allergic response in mice immunised with ovalbumin (OVA). We determined the total and differential blood and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid cells using BALB/c mice as a model. To this end, the levels of interleukin (IL)-4, IL-5 and IL-10 and anti-OVA-IgE were measured using an ELISA. The inflammatory process in the lungs was observed using histology slides stained with haematoxylin and eosin. The results showed an increase in the total number of leukocytes and eosinophils in the blood of infected and immunised animals at 18 days after infection. We observed a slight lymphocytic inflammatory infiltrate in the portal space in all infected mice. Anti-OVA-IgE levels were detected in smaller proportions in the plasma of immunised and infected mice compared with mice that were only infected. Therefore, we concluded that T. canis potentiates inflammation in the lungs in response to OVA, although anti-OVA-IgE levels suggest a potential reduction of the inflammatory process through this mechanism.

Animals , Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid/parasitology , Hypersensitivity/parasitology , Lung/immunology , Toxocara canis/immunology , Toxocariasis/immunology , Antibodies/blood , Biopsy , Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay , Eosinophils/parasitology , Immunoglobulin E/blood , Inflammation/physiopathology , Interleukin-10/blood , Interleukin-4/blood , Interleukin-5/blood , Leukocyte Count , Lung/pathology , Mice, Inbred BALB C , Ovalbumin/immunology , Toxocariasis/blood
EJMM-Egyptian Journal of Medical Microbiology [The]. 2015; 24 (2): 39-43
in English | IMEMR | ID: emr-171475


Interleukin 10 is a critical immunoregulatory molecule, produced mainly by macrophage, Th2 and regulatory T cells, is a potent immunosuppressive cytokine with anti-inflammatory activity. Detection of the serum level of IL-10 in OCI in HD patients. 75 HD patients from HD units in Assiut university Hospital, were enrolled in this study, and IL-10 were measured in 8 patients with OCI, 68 HD without OCI and 10 normal subjects as a control. The level of IL-10 was highly significantly increased in HD patient with OCI than in HD patients without OCI [P< 0.001], and in HD patients than normal subject [P<0.001] There is significant increase as regarding ALT [P<0.001], AST [P< 0.001], in occult HCV infection in HD patients. Our data revealed a high serum level of IL-10 in occult HCV infection in HD patients with persistently abnormal elevated levels of liver enzymes than HD patients without OCI

Adult , Aged , Female , Humans , Male , Middle Aged , Interleukin-10/blood , Hepacivirus , Renal Dialysis , Liver Diseases , Hepatitis C Antibodies
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-104729


BACKGROUND: We intended to clarify the hypothesis that minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty (MI-THA) leads to less tissue damage and inflammatory response than does conventional total hip arthroplasty (C-THA). METHODS: We performed 30 cases of THA between September 2005 and May 2006 and evaluated these cases prospectively. We chose 15 MI-THA cases for the study group and another 15 C-THA cases for the control group. We checked skeletal muscle marker enzymes, such as serum creatinine kinase and aldolase, the pro-inflammatory cytokines, interleukin (IL)-6 and 8, and the anti-inflammatory cytokines, IL-10 and IL-1 receptor antagonist (ra) the day before surgery and at postoperative days 1, 7, and 14. RESULTS: On postoperative days 1 and 3, the study group showed significantly lower serum creatinine kinase, IL-6, IL-10, and IL-1ra values than those in the control group. Additionally, IL-8 was significantly lower on day 7 after surgery. CONCLUSIONS: These data show that MI-THA decreased the release of muscle marker enzymes due to tissue damage immediately after surgery and minimized the inflammatory response related to the surgery during the early postoperative period.

Adult , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Female , Humans , Male , Middle Aged , Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip/adverse effects , Biomarkers/blood , Creatine Kinase/blood , Fructose-Bisphosphate Aldolase/blood , Interleukin 1 Receptor Antagonist Protein/blood , Interleukin-10/blood , Interleukin-6/blood , Interleukin-8/blood , Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures/adverse effects , Soft Tissue Injuries/blood
Egyptian Journal of Medical Human Genetics [The]. 2014; 15 (1): 7-13
in English | IMEMR | ID: emr-154342


Given the importance of understanding the genetic variations involved in the pathogenesis of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma [NHL], this work was designed to study the impact of IL-10 [-1082 G/A; rs!800896 and -819 C/T; rs!800871] gene promoter polymorphism on susceptibility of Egyptians to diffuse large B cell lymphoma [DLBCL]; the major type of NHL. To the best of our knowledge, this study is the first one that examines IL-10 promoter polymorphism in DLBCL in Egyptians. Genotyping polymorphism is performed using sequence-specific primers polymerase chain reaction [SSP-PCR] in 100 Egyptian DLBCL patients and 119 normal controls. Circulating plasma levels of IL-10 were measured using Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay [ELISA]. Insignificant change in IL-10 [-1082 and -819] genotypes was recorded. Although A allele is slightly decreased in DLBCL patients, it did not reach statistical significance. GT haplotype was significantly elevated [P < 0.05] in NHL patients. A significant linkage disequilibrium between the -1082 and 819 SNPs with D' = 0.596 and r[2] = 0.1032 [P < 0.001] was demonstrated. Significantly increased plasma IL-10 [P < 0.01] was found which is positively correlated [r = 0.307; P < 0.01] with the disease Taken together, our findings demonstrated that IL-10 promoter gene polymorphism [-1082 and -819] may not have an influence on the clinical outcome of DLBCL, especially in terms of overall secretion level. Further investigations of other cytokine gene polymorphisms will lead to a better understanding of the disease's biological background

Humans , Male , Female , Lymphoma, Large B-Cell, Diffuse/genetics , Polymorphism, Genetic , Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay/methods , Genotype , Interleukin-10/blood
Journal of Gorgan University of Medical Sciences. 2014; 16 (1): 22-28
in Persian | IMEMR | ID: emr-157569


Agricultural toxins including organochlorine and organophosphorus families cause damages in the various tissues in humans. Diazinon is a non-systemic organophosphate insecticide. This study was carried out to determine the effect of Diazinon on sex hormone, interferon gamma, interleukin-4 and 10 in male rats. In this experimental study 24 adult male Wistar rats were randomly allocated into four groups. Three experimental groups were received Diazinon 5 days per week for one month at 0.3, 3 and 30 mg/kg/bw intraperitoneally, while controls received nothing. Seven days after the last injection, blood samples were obtained and the serum testosterone, FSH, LH, interferon gamma, interleukin-4 and interleukin-10 were measured. Serum level of Interleukin-10 significantly increased in experimental group [30 mg/kg/bw of Diazinon] compared to controls [P<0.05]. Serum level of Interleukin-10 significantly decreased in 0.3 mg/kg/bw and 3mg/kg/bw of Diazinon groups compared to controls [P<0.05]. Interleukin-4 level was only significant in the group receiving 30 mg/kg/bw of Diazinon [P<0.05]. Reduction in interferongamma level was not significant between control and experimental groups. FSH significantly reduced in the three experimental groups in comparison with controls [P<0.05]. Testosterone level was significantly increased in experimental groups compared to control [P<0.05]. Diazinon increases interleukin-10 and testosterone and reduces FSH hormone in the rat

Animals, Laboratory , Male , Follicle Stimulating Hormone, Human , Interleukin-10/blood , Testosterone/blood , Rats, Wistar , Interferon-gamma/blood , Random Allocation
Egyptian Journal of Medical Human Genetics [The]. 2013; 14 (3): 227-233
in English | IMEMR | ID: emr-170457


The aim of this study was to demonstrate the role of interleukin-10 [IL-10] gene polymorphism and its serum level in predicting response to treatment in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus. This study was carried out on 35 Egyptian patients with chronic HCV [Hepatitis C Virus] and 15 age- and sex-matched healthy subjects as control. They were divided as follows: Group I: 35 chronic HCV patients. They were subdivided according to their response to combination therapy of pegylated interferon alpha 2b and ribavirin into: Group I [a]: 21 responder patients. Group I [b]: 14 non responder patients. Group II: 15 healthy subjects as a control group. IL-10 serum level was assessed by ELISA [Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay] before, during and after treatment. IL-10 gene polymorphism and genotype were analyzed using polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism [PCR-RFLP]. A significant higher level of serum IL-10 was detected in HCV patients compared to the control group. A significant reduction was detected during treatment and a persistent decrease was found in patients with SVR. Low serum level of IL-10 pretreatment was associated with high treatment response. High pretreatment of the serum level of IL-10 was associated with the severity of chronic necroinflammation and non response to treatment. A positive correlation was found between IL-10 and serum ALT. The frequency of IL-10 592 genotype polymorphism was higher in HCV patients compared to control. A significant higher frequency of the IL-10 592 C/C polymorphism was found in the responder group compared to non responder. No correlation was observed between IL-10 polymorphism and liver histopathology. Serum IL-10 level pretreatment is useful for predicting treatment response in HCV patients. IL-10 may be a useful marker to assess necroinflammation and to monitor the evolution of liver damage. IL-10 gene polymorphism has no relation to liver histopathology. IL-10 592 C/C genotype was more frequent in responder patients

Humans , Polymorphism, Genetic , Hepatitis C, Chronic/immunology , Interleukin-10/blood , Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay/methods , Treatment Outcome