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Sex differences in Tfh cell help to B cells contribute to sexual dimorphism in severity of rat collagen-induced arthritis

Dimitrijević, Mirjana; Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena; Kosec, Duško; Bufan, Biljana; Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana; Pilipović, Ivan; Leposavić, Gordana

(Nature Publishing Group, London, 2020)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Dimitrijević, Mirjana
AU  - Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena
AU  - Kosec, Duško
AU  - Bufan, Biljana
AU  - Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana
AU  - Pilipović, Ivan
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2020
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/554
AB  - The study examined germinal centre (GC) reaction in lymph nodes draining inflamed joints and adjacent tissues (dLNs) in male and female Dark Agouti rat collagen type II (CII)-induced arthritis (CIA) model of rheumatoid arthritis. Female rats exhibiting the greater susceptibility to CIA mounted stronger serum CII-specific IgG response than their male counterparts. This correlated with the higher frequency of GC B cells in female compared with male dLNs. Consistently, the frequency of activated/proliferating Ki-67+ cells among dLN B cells was higher in females than in males. This correlated with the shift in dLN T follicular regulatory (Tfr)/T follicular helper (Tfh) cell ratio towards Tfh cells in females, and greater densities of CD40L and CD40 on their dLN T and B cells, respectively. The higher Tfh cell frequency in females was consistent with the greater dLN expression of mRNA for IL-21/27, the key cytokines involved in Tfh cell generation and their help to B cells. Additionally, in CII-stimulated female rat dLN cell cultures IFN-gamma /IL-4 production ratio was shifted towards IFN-gamma. Consistently, the serum IgG2a(b)/IgG1 CII-specific antibody ratio was shifted towards an IgG2a(b) response in females. Thus, targeting T-/B-cell interactions should be considered in putative further sex-based translational pharmacology research.
PB  - Nature Publishing Group, London
T2  - Scientific Reports
T1  - Sex differences in Tfh cell help to B cells contribute to sexual dimorphism in severity of rat collagen-induced arthritis
IS  - 1
VL  - 10
DO  - 10.1038/s41598-020-58127-y
UR  - conv_478
ER  - 
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author = "Dimitrijević, Mirjana and Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena and Kosec, Duško and Bufan, Biljana and Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana and Pilipović, Ivan and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2020",
abstract = "The study examined germinal centre (GC) reaction in lymph nodes draining inflamed joints and adjacent tissues (dLNs) in male and female Dark Agouti rat collagen type II (CII)-induced arthritis (CIA) model of rheumatoid arthritis. Female rats exhibiting the greater susceptibility to CIA mounted stronger serum CII-specific IgG response than their male counterparts. This correlated with the higher frequency of GC B cells in female compared with male dLNs. Consistently, the frequency of activated/proliferating Ki-67+ cells among dLN B cells was higher in females than in males. This correlated with the shift in dLN T follicular regulatory (Tfr)/T follicular helper (Tfh) cell ratio towards Tfh cells in females, and greater densities of CD40L and CD40 on their dLN T and B cells, respectively. The higher Tfh cell frequency in females was consistent with the greater dLN expression of mRNA for IL-21/27, the key cytokines involved in Tfh cell generation and their help to B cells. Additionally, in CII-stimulated female rat dLN cell cultures IFN-gamma /IL-4 production ratio was shifted towards IFN-gamma. Consistently, the serum IgG2a(b)/IgG1 CII-specific antibody ratio was shifted towards an IgG2a(b) response in females. Thus, targeting T-/B-cell interactions should be considered in putative further sex-based translational pharmacology research.",
publisher = "Nature Publishing Group, London",
journal = "Scientific Reports",
title = "Sex differences in Tfh cell help to B cells contribute to sexual dimorphism in severity of rat collagen-induced arthritis",
number = "1",
volume = "10",
doi = "10.1038/s41598-020-58127-y",
url = "conv_478"
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Dimitrijević, M., Arsenović-Ranin, N., Kosec, D., Bufan, B., Nacka-Aleksić, M., Pilipović, I.,& Leposavić, G.. (2020). Sex differences in Tfh cell help to B cells contribute to sexual dimorphism in severity of rat collagen-induced arthritis. in Scientific Reports
Nature Publishing Group, London., 10(1).
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-58127-y
conv_478
Dimitrijević M, Arsenović-Ranin N, Kosec D, Bufan B, Nacka-Aleksić M, Pilipović I, Leposavić G. Sex differences in Tfh cell help to B cells contribute to sexual dimorphism in severity of rat collagen-induced arthritis. in Scientific Reports. 2020;10(1).
doi:10.1038/s41598-020-58127-y
conv_478 .
Dimitrijević, Mirjana, Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena, Kosec, Duško, Bufan, Biljana, Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana, Pilipović, Ivan, Leposavić, Gordana, "Sex differences in Tfh cell help to B cells contribute to sexual dimorphism in severity of rat collagen-induced arthritis" in Scientific Reports, 10, no. 1 (2020),
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-58127-y .,
conv_478 .
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Sex-Based Differences in Monocytic Lineage Cells Contribute to More Severe Collagen-Induced Arthritis in Female Rats Compared with Male Rats

Dimitrijević, Mirjana; Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena; Bufan, Biljana; Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana; Kosec, Duško; Pilipović, Ivan; Kotur-Stevuljević, Jelena; Simić, Ljubica; Sopta, Jelena; Leposavić, Gordana

(Springer/Plenum Publishers, New York, 2020)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Dimitrijević, Mirjana
AU  - Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena
AU  - Bufan, Biljana
AU  - Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana
AU  - Kosec, Duško
AU  - Pilipović, Ivan
AU  - Kotur-Stevuljević, Jelena
AU  - Simić, Ljubica
AU  - Sopta, Jelena
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2020
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/543
AB  - Monocytes' plasticity has an important role in the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an autoimmune disease exhibiting greater prevalence in women. Contribution of this phenomenon to sex bias in RA severity was investigated in rat collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) model of RA. The greater severity of CIA in females (exhibiting signs of bone resorption) was accompanied by the higher blood level of advanced oxidation protein products and a more pro-oxidant profile. Consistently, in females, the greater density of giant multinuclear cells (monocytes/macrophages and osteoclasts) in inflamed joint tissue was found. This correlated with the higher frequencies of CCR2- and CX3CR1- expressing cells (precursors of inflammatory monocytes/macrophages and osteoclasts) among CD11b+ splenocytes. This in conjunction with the enhanced migratory capacity of CD11b+ monocytic cells in females compared with males could be linked with the higher frequencies of CCR2+CX3CR1-CD43(low)CD11b+ and CCR2-CX3CR1+CD43(hi)CD11b+ cells (corresponding to "classical" and "non-classical" monocytes, respectively) and the greater density of CD68+ cells (monocytes/macrophages and osteoclast precursors/osteoclasts) in blood and inflamed paws from female rats, respectively. Consistently, the higher levels of GM-CSF, TNF-alpha and IL-6, IL-1 beta (driving Th17 cell differentiation), and IL-17 followed by the lower level of IL-10 were measured in inflamed paw cultures from female compared with male rats. To the greater IL-17 production (associated with enhanced monocyte immigration and differentiation into osteoclasts) most likely contributed augmented Th17 cell generation in the lymph nodes draining arthritic joints from female compared with male rats. Overall, the study suggests the sex-specific contribution of monocytic lineage cells to CIA, and possibly RA development.
PB  - Springer/Plenum Publishers, New York
T2  - Inflammation
T1  - Sex-Based Differences in Monocytic Lineage Cells Contribute to More Severe Collagen-Induced Arthritis in Female Rats Compared with Male Rats
EP  - 2331
IS  - 6
SP  - 2312
VL  - 43
DO  - 10.1007/s10753-020-01302-0
UR  - conv_480
ER  - 
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author = "Dimitrijević, Mirjana and Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena and Bufan, Biljana and Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana and Kosec, Duško and Pilipović, Ivan and Kotur-Stevuljević, Jelena and Simić, Ljubica and Sopta, Jelena and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2020",
abstract = "Monocytes' plasticity has an important role in the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an autoimmune disease exhibiting greater prevalence in women. Contribution of this phenomenon to sex bias in RA severity was investigated in rat collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) model of RA. The greater severity of CIA in females (exhibiting signs of bone resorption) was accompanied by the higher blood level of advanced oxidation protein products and a more pro-oxidant profile. Consistently, in females, the greater density of giant multinuclear cells (monocytes/macrophages and osteoclasts) in inflamed joint tissue was found. This correlated with the higher frequencies of CCR2- and CX3CR1- expressing cells (precursors of inflammatory monocytes/macrophages and osteoclasts) among CD11b+ splenocytes. This in conjunction with the enhanced migratory capacity of CD11b+ monocytic cells in females compared with males could be linked with the higher frequencies of CCR2+CX3CR1-CD43(low)CD11b+ and CCR2-CX3CR1+CD43(hi)CD11b+ cells (corresponding to "classical" and "non-classical" monocytes, respectively) and the greater density of CD68+ cells (monocytes/macrophages and osteoclast precursors/osteoclasts) in blood and inflamed paws from female rats, respectively. Consistently, the higher levels of GM-CSF, TNF-alpha and IL-6, IL-1 beta (driving Th17 cell differentiation), and IL-17 followed by the lower level of IL-10 were measured in inflamed paw cultures from female compared with male rats. To the greater IL-17 production (associated with enhanced monocyte immigration and differentiation into osteoclasts) most likely contributed augmented Th17 cell generation in the lymph nodes draining arthritic joints from female compared with male rats. Overall, the study suggests the sex-specific contribution of monocytic lineage cells to CIA, and possibly RA development.",
publisher = "Springer/Plenum Publishers, New York",
journal = "Inflammation",
title = "Sex-Based Differences in Monocytic Lineage Cells Contribute to More Severe Collagen-Induced Arthritis in Female Rats Compared with Male Rats",
pages = "2331-2312",
number = "6",
volume = "43",
doi = "10.1007/s10753-020-01302-0",
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Dimitrijević, M., Arsenović-Ranin, N., Bufan, B., Nacka-Aleksić, M., Kosec, D., Pilipović, I., Kotur-Stevuljević, J., Simić, L., Sopta, J.,& Leposavić, G.. (2020). Sex-Based Differences in Monocytic Lineage Cells Contribute to More Severe Collagen-Induced Arthritis in Female Rats Compared with Male Rats. in Inflammation
Springer/Plenum Publishers, New York., 43(6), 2312-2331.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10753-020-01302-0
conv_480
Dimitrijević M, Arsenović-Ranin N, Bufan B, Nacka-Aleksić M, Kosec D, Pilipović I, Kotur-Stevuljević J, Simić L, Sopta J, Leposavić G. Sex-Based Differences in Monocytic Lineage Cells Contribute to More Severe Collagen-Induced Arthritis in Female Rats Compared with Male Rats. in Inflammation. 2020;43(6):2312-2331.
doi:10.1007/s10753-020-01302-0
conv_480 .
Dimitrijević, Mirjana, Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena, Bufan, Biljana, Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana, Kosec, Duško, Pilipović, Ivan, Kotur-Stevuljević, Jelena, Simić, Ljubica, Sopta, Jelena, Leposavić, Gordana, "Sex-Based Differences in Monocytic Lineage Cells Contribute to More Severe Collagen-Induced Arthritis in Female Rats Compared with Male Rats" in Inflammation, 43, no. 6 (2020):2312-2331,
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10753-020-01302-0 .,
conv_480 .
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Sexual dimorphism in Th17/Treg axis in lymph nodes draining inflamed joints in rats with collagen-induced arthritis

Dimitrijević, Mirjana; Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena; Kosec, Duško; Bufan, Biljana; Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana; Pilipović, Ivan; Leposavić, Gordana

(Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science, San Diego, 2019)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Dimitrijević, Mirjana
AU  - Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena
AU  - Kosec, Duško
AU  - Bufan, Biljana
AU  - Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana
AU  - Pilipović, Ivan
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2019
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/538
AB  - Collagen type II-induced arthritis (CIA) in Dark Agouti rats, a model of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), reproduces sexual dimorphism in the incidence and severity of the human disease. Th17 cells are central in the induction/propagation of autoimmune inflammation in CIA and RA. To assess mechanisms underlying this dimorphism in CIA rats, in lymph nodes draining inflamed joints and adjacent tissues (dLNs) from CIA rats of both sexes Th17/CD25 + Foxp3 + CD4 + T-regulatory cell (Treg) ratio, Th17 cell redifferentiation in functionally distinct subsets and Treg transdifferentiation into IL-17-producing cells (exTregs) were examined. In female rats (developing more severe CIA than their male counterparts) the higher frequency of all Th17 cells (reflecting partly their greater proliferation), followed by the higher frequency of highly pathogenic IFN-gamma/GM-CSF-co-producing cells, but lower frequency of less pathogenic/immunoregulatory IL-10-producing cells among them was found. Additionally, compared with male rats, in female rats the lower frequency of Tregs was observed. Moreover, Tregs from female rats exhibited diminished proliferative and suppressive capacity (judging by PD-1 expression) and enhanced conversion into IL-17-producing cells. Given that TGF-beta concentration was comparable in collagen-type II-stimulated dLN cell cultures from female and male rats, the shift in Th17/Treg ratio followed by augmented Th17 cell redifferentiation into IFN-gamma/GM-CSF-co-producing cells and Treg transdifferentiation into IL-17-producing cells in female rats was associated with increased concentration of IL-6 in female rat dLN cell cultures, and the higher frequency of IL-1 beta- and IL-23-producing cells among their dLN cells. The lower frequency of IL-10-producing B cells, presumably B regulatory cells (Bregs) could also contribute to the shift in Th17/Treg ratio in female rat compared with male rat dLNs. Consistently, the lower expression of IL-35 (the cytokine promoting Treg expansion directly and indirectly, by favoring Breg expansion and conversion into IL-10/IL-35-producing cells) in female rat dLN cells was detected. Thus, the study identified putative cellular and molecular substrates of the sexual dimorphism in the immunopathogenesis and clinical outcome of CIA and suggested mechanisms to be targeted in females to improve control of Th17 response, and consequently clinical outcome of CIA, and possibly RA.
PB  - Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science, San Diego
T2  - Brain Behavior and Immunity
T1  - Sexual dimorphism in Th17/Treg axis in lymph nodes draining inflamed joints in rats with collagen-induced arthritis
EP  - 214
SP  - 198
VL  - 76
DO  - 10.1016/j.bbi.2018.11.311
UR  - conv_449
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Dimitrijević, Mirjana and Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena and Kosec, Duško and Bufan, Biljana and Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana and Pilipović, Ivan and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2019",
abstract = "Collagen type II-induced arthritis (CIA) in Dark Agouti rats, a model of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), reproduces sexual dimorphism in the incidence and severity of the human disease. Th17 cells are central in the induction/propagation of autoimmune inflammation in CIA and RA. To assess mechanisms underlying this dimorphism in CIA rats, in lymph nodes draining inflamed joints and adjacent tissues (dLNs) from CIA rats of both sexes Th17/CD25 + Foxp3 + CD4 + T-regulatory cell (Treg) ratio, Th17 cell redifferentiation in functionally distinct subsets and Treg transdifferentiation into IL-17-producing cells (exTregs) were examined. In female rats (developing more severe CIA than their male counterparts) the higher frequency of all Th17 cells (reflecting partly their greater proliferation), followed by the higher frequency of highly pathogenic IFN-gamma/GM-CSF-co-producing cells, but lower frequency of less pathogenic/immunoregulatory IL-10-producing cells among them was found. Additionally, compared with male rats, in female rats the lower frequency of Tregs was observed. Moreover, Tregs from female rats exhibited diminished proliferative and suppressive capacity (judging by PD-1 expression) and enhanced conversion into IL-17-producing cells. Given that TGF-beta concentration was comparable in collagen-type II-stimulated dLN cell cultures from female and male rats, the shift in Th17/Treg ratio followed by augmented Th17 cell redifferentiation into IFN-gamma/GM-CSF-co-producing cells and Treg transdifferentiation into IL-17-producing cells in female rats was associated with increased concentration of IL-6 in female rat dLN cell cultures, and the higher frequency of IL-1 beta- and IL-23-producing cells among their dLN cells. The lower frequency of IL-10-producing B cells, presumably B regulatory cells (Bregs) could also contribute to the shift in Th17/Treg ratio in female rat compared with male rat dLNs. Consistently, the lower expression of IL-35 (the cytokine promoting Treg expansion directly and indirectly, by favoring Breg expansion and conversion into IL-10/IL-35-producing cells) in female rat dLN cells was detected. Thus, the study identified putative cellular and molecular substrates of the sexual dimorphism in the immunopathogenesis and clinical outcome of CIA and suggested mechanisms to be targeted in females to improve control of Th17 response, and consequently clinical outcome of CIA, and possibly RA.",
publisher = "Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science, San Diego",
journal = "Brain Behavior and Immunity",
title = "Sexual dimorphism in Th17/Treg axis in lymph nodes draining inflamed joints in rats with collagen-induced arthritis",
pages = "214-198",
volume = "76",
doi = "10.1016/j.bbi.2018.11.311",
url = "conv_449"
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Dimitrijević, M., Arsenović-Ranin, N., Kosec, D., Bufan, B., Nacka-Aleksić, M., Pilipović, I.,& Leposavić, G.. (2019). Sexual dimorphism in Th17/Treg axis in lymph nodes draining inflamed joints in rats with collagen-induced arthritis. in Brain Behavior and Immunity
Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science, San Diego., 76, 198-214.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2018.11.311
conv_449
Dimitrijević M, Arsenović-Ranin N, Kosec D, Bufan B, Nacka-Aleksić M, Pilipović I, Leposavić G. Sexual dimorphism in Th17/Treg axis in lymph nodes draining inflamed joints in rats with collagen-induced arthritis. in Brain Behavior and Immunity. 2019;76:198-214.
doi:10.1016/j.bbi.2018.11.311
conv_449 .
Dimitrijević, Mirjana, Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena, Kosec, Duško, Bufan, Biljana, Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana, Pilipović, Ivan, Leposavić, Gordana, "Sexual dimorphism in Th17/Treg axis in lymph nodes draining inflamed joints in rats with collagen-induced arthritis" in Brain Behavior and Immunity, 76 (2019):198-214,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2018.11.311 .,
conv_449 .
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Sex Bias in Pathogenesis of Autoimmune Neuroinflammation: Relevance for Dimethyl Fumarate Immunomodulatory/Anti-oxidant Action

Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica; Kotur-Stevuljević, Jelena; Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana; Kosec, Duško; Vujnović, Ivana; Pilipović, Ivan; Dimitrijević, Mirjana; Leposavić, Gordana

(Springer, New York, 2018)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica
AU  - Kotur-Stevuljević, Jelena
AU  - Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana
AU  - Kosec, Duško
AU  - Vujnović, Ivana
AU  - Pilipović, Ivan
AU  - Dimitrijević, Mirjana
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2018
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/518
AB  - In the present study, upon showing sexual dimorphism in dimethyl fumarate (DMF) efficacy to moderate the clinical severity of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) in Dark Agouti rats, cellular and molecular substrate of this dimorphism was explored. In rats of both sexes, DMF administration from the day of immunization attenuated EAE severity, but this effect was more prominent in males leading to loss of the sexual dimorphism observed in vehicle-administered controls. Consistently, in male rats, DMF was more efficient in diminishing the number of CD4+ T lymphocytes infiltrating spinal cord (SC) and their reactivation, the number of IL-17+ T lymphocytes and particularly cellularity of their highly pathogenic IFN-gamma+GM-CSF+IL-17+ subset. This was linked with changes in SC CD11b+CD45+TCR alpha beta- microglia/proinflammatory monocyte progeny, substantiated in a more prominent increase in the frequency of anti-inflammatory phygocyting CD163+ cells and the cells expressing high surface levels of immunoregulatory CD83 molecule (associated with apoptotic cells phagocytosis and implicated in downregulation of CD4+ T lymphocyte reactivation) among CD11b+CD45+TCR alpha beta- cells in male rat SC. These changes were associated with greater increase in the nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 expression in male rats administered with DMF. In accordance with the previous findings, DMF diminished reactive nitrogen and oxygen species generation and consistently, SC level of advanced oxidation protein products, to the greater extent in male rats. Overall, our study indicates sex-specificity in the sensitivity of DMF cellular and molecular targets and encourages sex-based clinical research to define significance of sex for action of therapeutic agents moderating autoimmune neuroinflammation-/oxidative stress-related nervous tissue damage.
PB  - Springer, New York
T2  - Molecular Neurobiology
T1  - Sex Bias in Pathogenesis of Autoimmune Neuroinflammation: Relevance for Dimethyl Fumarate Immunomodulatory/Anti-oxidant Action
EP  - 3774
IS  - 5
SP  - 3755
VL  - 55
DO  - 10.1007/s12035-017-0595-2
UR  - conv_428
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica and Kotur-Stevuljević, Jelena and Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana and Kosec, Duško and Vujnović, Ivana and Pilipović, Ivan and Dimitrijević, Mirjana and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2018",
abstract = "In the present study, upon showing sexual dimorphism in dimethyl fumarate (DMF) efficacy to moderate the clinical severity of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) in Dark Agouti rats, cellular and molecular substrate of this dimorphism was explored. In rats of both sexes, DMF administration from the day of immunization attenuated EAE severity, but this effect was more prominent in males leading to loss of the sexual dimorphism observed in vehicle-administered controls. Consistently, in male rats, DMF was more efficient in diminishing the number of CD4+ T lymphocytes infiltrating spinal cord (SC) and their reactivation, the number of IL-17+ T lymphocytes and particularly cellularity of their highly pathogenic IFN-gamma+GM-CSF+IL-17+ subset. This was linked with changes in SC CD11b+CD45+TCR alpha beta- microglia/proinflammatory monocyte progeny, substantiated in a more prominent increase in the frequency of anti-inflammatory phygocyting CD163+ cells and the cells expressing high surface levels of immunoregulatory CD83 molecule (associated with apoptotic cells phagocytosis and implicated in downregulation of CD4+ T lymphocyte reactivation) among CD11b+CD45+TCR alpha beta- cells in male rat SC. These changes were associated with greater increase in the nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 expression in male rats administered with DMF. In accordance with the previous findings, DMF diminished reactive nitrogen and oxygen species generation and consistently, SC level of advanced oxidation protein products, to the greater extent in male rats. Overall, our study indicates sex-specificity in the sensitivity of DMF cellular and molecular targets and encourages sex-based clinical research to define significance of sex for action of therapeutic agents moderating autoimmune neuroinflammation-/oxidative stress-related nervous tissue damage.",
publisher = "Springer, New York",
journal = "Molecular Neurobiology",
title = "Sex Bias in Pathogenesis of Autoimmune Neuroinflammation: Relevance for Dimethyl Fumarate Immunomodulatory/Anti-oxidant Action",
pages = "3774-3755",
number = "5",
volume = "55",
doi = "10.1007/s12035-017-0595-2",
url = "conv_428"
}
Stojić-Vukanić, Z., Kotur-Stevuljević, J., Nacka-Aleksić, M., Kosec, D., Vujnović, I., Pilipović, I., Dimitrijević, M.,& Leposavić, G.. (2018). Sex Bias in Pathogenesis of Autoimmune Neuroinflammation: Relevance for Dimethyl Fumarate Immunomodulatory/Anti-oxidant Action. in Molecular Neurobiology
Springer, New York., 55(5), 3755-3774.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12035-017-0595-2
conv_428
Stojić-Vukanić Z, Kotur-Stevuljević J, Nacka-Aleksić M, Kosec D, Vujnović I, Pilipović I, Dimitrijević M, Leposavić G. Sex Bias in Pathogenesis of Autoimmune Neuroinflammation: Relevance for Dimethyl Fumarate Immunomodulatory/Anti-oxidant Action. in Molecular Neurobiology. 2018;55(5):3755-3774.
doi:10.1007/s12035-017-0595-2
conv_428 .
Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica, Kotur-Stevuljević, Jelena, Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana, Kosec, Duško, Vujnović, Ivana, Pilipović, Ivan, Dimitrijević, Mirjana, Leposavić, Gordana, "Sex Bias in Pathogenesis of Autoimmune Neuroinflammation: Relevance for Dimethyl Fumarate Immunomodulatory/Anti-oxidant Action" in Molecular Neurobiology, 55, no. 5 (2018):3755-3774,
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12035-017-0595-2 .,
conv_428 .
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Sex Differences in Macrophage Functions in Middle-Aged Rats: Relevance of Estradiol Level and Macrophage Estrogen Receptor Expression

Ćuruvija, Ivana; Stanojević, Stanislava; Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena; Blagojević, Veljko; Dimitrijević, Mirjana; Vidić-Danković, Biljana; Vujić, Vesna

(Springer/Plenum Publishers, New York, 2017)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Ćuruvija, Ivana
AU  - Stanojević, Stanislava
AU  - Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena
AU  - Blagojević, Veljko
AU  - Dimitrijević, Mirjana
AU  - Vidić-Danković, Biljana
AU  - Vujić, Vesna
PY  - 2017
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/496
AB  - The aim of this study was to examine the influence of sex on age-related changes in phenotype and functional capacity of rat macrophages. The potential role of estradiol as a contributing factor to a sex difference in macrophage function with age was also examined. Thioglycollate-elicited peritoneal macrophages derived from the young (2 months old) and the naturally senescent intact middle-aged (16 months old) male and female rats were tested for cytokine secretion and antimicrobial activity (NO and H2O2 production and myeloperoxidase activity). Serum concentration of estradiol and the expression of estrogen receptor (ER)alpha and ER beta on freshly isolated peritoneal macrophages were also examined. Decreased secretion of IL-1 beta and IL-6 by macrophages from middle-aged compared to the young females was accompanied with the lesser density of macrophage ER alpha expression and the lower systemic level of estradiol, whereas the opposite was true for middle-aged male rats. Macrophages in the middle-aged females, even with the diminished circulating estradiol levels, produce increased amount of IL-6, and comparable amounts of IL-1 beta, TNF-alpha, and NO to that measured in macrophages from the middle-aged males. Age-related changes in macrophage phenotype and the antimicrobial activity were independent of macrophage ER alpha/ER beta expression and estradiol level in both male and female rats. Although our study suggests that the sex difference in the level of circulating estradiol may to some extent contribute to sex difference in macrophage function of middle-aged rats, it also points to more complex hormonal regulation of peritoneal macrophage activity in females.
PB  - Springer/Plenum Publishers, New York
T2  - Inflammation
T1  - Sex Differences in Macrophage Functions in Middle-Aged Rats: Relevance of Estradiol Level and Macrophage Estrogen Receptor Expression
EP  - 1101
IS  - 3
SP  - 1087
VL  - 40
DO  - 10.1007/s10753-017-0551-3
UR  - conv_410
ER  - 
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author = "Ćuruvija, Ivana and Stanojević, Stanislava and Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena and Blagojević, Veljko and Dimitrijević, Mirjana and Vidić-Danković, Biljana and Vujić, Vesna",
year = "2017",
abstract = "The aim of this study was to examine the influence of sex on age-related changes in phenotype and functional capacity of rat macrophages. The potential role of estradiol as a contributing factor to a sex difference in macrophage function with age was also examined. Thioglycollate-elicited peritoneal macrophages derived from the young (2 months old) and the naturally senescent intact middle-aged (16 months old) male and female rats were tested for cytokine secretion and antimicrobial activity (NO and H2O2 production and myeloperoxidase activity). Serum concentration of estradiol and the expression of estrogen receptor (ER)alpha and ER beta on freshly isolated peritoneal macrophages were also examined. Decreased secretion of IL-1 beta and IL-6 by macrophages from middle-aged compared to the young females was accompanied with the lesser density of macrophage ER alpha expression and the lower systemic level of estradiol, whereas the opposite was true for middle-aged male rats. Macrophages in the middle-aged females, even with the diminished circulating estradiol levels, produce increased amount of IL-6, and comparable amounts of IL-1 beta, TNF-alpha, and NO to that measured in macrophages from the middle-aged males. Age-related changes in macrophage phenotype and the antimicrobial activity were independent of macrophage ER alpha/ER beta expression and estradiol level in both male and female rats. Although our study suggests that the sex difference in the level of circulating estradiol may to some extent contribute to sex difference in macrophage function of middle-aged rats, it also points to more complex hormonal regulation of peritoneal macrophage activity in females.",
publisher = "Springer/Plenum Publishers, New York",
journal = "Inflammation",
title = "Sex Differences in Macrophage Functions in Middle-Aged Rats: Relevance of Estradiol Level and Macrophage Estrogen Receptor Expression",
pages = "1101-1087",
number = "3",
volume = "40",
doi = "10.1007/s10753-017-0551-3",
url = "conv_410"
}
Ćuruvija, I., Stanojević, S., Arsenović-Ranin, N., Blagojević, V., Dimitrijević, M., Vidić-Danković, B.,& Vujić, V.. (2017). Sex Differences in Macrophage Functions in Middle-Aged Rats: Relevance of Estradiol Level and Macrophage Estrogen Receptor Expression. in Inflammation
Springer/Plenum Publishers, New York., 40(3), 1087-1101.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10753-017-0551-3
conv_410
Ćuruvija I, Stanojević S, Arsenović-Ranin N, Blagojević V, Dimitrijević M, Vidić-Danković B, Vujić V. Sex Differences in Macrophage Functions in Middle-Aged Rats: Relevance of Estradiol Level and Macrophage Estrogen Receptor Expression. in Inflammation. 2017;40(3):1087-1101.
doi:10.1007/s10753-017-0551-3
conv_410 .
Ćuruvija, Ivana, Stanojević, Stanislava, Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena, Blagojević, Veljko, Dimitrijević, Mirjana, Vidić-Danković, Biljana, Vujić, Vesna, "Sex Differences in Macrophage Functions in Middle-Aged Rats: Relevance of Estradiol Level and Macrophage Estrogen Receptor Expression" in Inflammation, 40, no. 3 (2017):1087-1101,
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10753-017-0551-3 .,
conv_410 .
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Strain specificities in cellular and molecular immunopathogenic mechanisms underlying development of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis in aged rats

Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana; Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica; Pilipović, Ivan; Vujnović, Ivana; Bufan, Biljana; Dimitrijević, Mirjana; Leposavić, Gordana

(Elsevier Ireland Ltd, Clare, 2017)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana
AU  - Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica
AU  - Pilipović, Ivan
AU  - Vujnović, Ivana
AU  - Bufan, Biljana
AU  - Dimitrijević, Mirjana
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2017
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/490
AB  - To understand strain-specificities of immune system in aged rats and their immunopathological implications, CD4+T lymphocyte-mediated neuroinflammation in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) was studied in two strains. Upon immunization for EAE, 22-24-month-old Albino Oxford (AO) rats developed milder neurological deficit of prolonged duration compared with their Dark Agouti (DA) counterparts. Consistently, they exhibited: (i) diminished neuroantigen-specific CD4+T lymphocyte generation in draining lymph nodes (reflecting lower density of high-affinity IL-2 receptor complex on their surface and higher CD4+FoxP3+CD25+regulatory cell frequency); (ii) less favorable spinal cord expression of CXCL12 and CCL2, and consequently diminished infiltration of neuroantigen-specific CD4+T lymphocytes, including highly pathogenic IL-17+IFN-gamma+ones, and inflammatory monocytes into the spinal cord and (iii) subsequently impaired CD4+T lymphocyte reactivation/survival and differentiation into highly pathogenic IL-17+cells (reflecting downregulated expression of IL-1 beta, IL-6 and IL-23/p19). On the other hand, when the neurological deficit reached maximum/plateau, in AO rat spinal cord was found lower CD4+FoxP3+CD25+ cell frequency followed by higher frequency of IL-10-producing CD8+T cells, which most likely also belong to regulatory T lymphocytes. Thus, the altered relation between regulatory T cell and effector CD4+T cell subsets was linked with persistence of mild neuroinflammation in AO rat EAE model. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
PB  - Elsevier Ireland Ltd, Clare
T2  - Mechanisms of Ageing and Development
T1  - Strain specificities in cellular and molecular immunopathogenic mechanisms underlying development of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis in aged rats
EP  - 163
SP  - 146
VL  - 164
DO  - 10.1016/j.mad.2017.03.001
UR  - conv_415
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana and Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica and Pilipović, Ivan and Vujnović, Ivana and Bufan, Biljana and Dimitrijević, Mirjana and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2017",
abstract = "To understand strain-specificities of immune system in aged rats and their immunopathological implications, CD4+T lymphocyte-mediated neuroinflammation in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) was studied in two strains. Upon immunization for EAE, 22-24-month-old Albino Oxford (AO) rats developed milder neurological deficit of prolonged duration compared with their Dark Agouti (DA) counterparts. Consistently, they exhibited: (i) diminished neuroantigen-specific CD4+T lymphocyte generation in draining lymph nodes (reflecting lower density of high-affinity IL-2 receptor complex on their surface and higher CD4+FoxP3+CD25+regulatory cell frequency); (ii) less favorable spinal cord expression of CXCL12 and CCL2, and consequently diminished infiltration of neuroantigen-specific CD4+T lymphocytes, including highly pathogenic IL-17+IFN-gamma+ones, and inflammatory monocytes into the spinal cord and (iii) subsequently impaired CD4+T lymphocyte reactivation/survival and differentiation into highly pathogenic IL-17+cells (reflecting downregulated expression of IL-1 beta, IL-6 and IL-23/p19). On the other hand, when the neurological deficit reached maximum/plateau, in AO rat spinal cord was found lower CD4+FoxP3+CD25+ cell frequency followed by higher frequency of IL-10-producing CD8+T cells, which most likely also belong to regulatory T lymphocytes. Thus, the altered relation between regulatory T cell and effector CD4+T cell subsets was linked with persistence of mild neuroinflammation in AO rat EAE model. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.",
publisher = "Elsevier Ireland Ltd, Clare",
journal = "Mechanisms of Ageing and Development",
title = "Strain specificities in cellular and molecular immunopathogenic mechanisms underlying development of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis in aged rats",
pages = "163-146",
volume = "164",
doi = "10.1016/j.mad.2017.03.001",
url = "conv_415"
}
Nacka-Aleksić, M., Stojić-Vukanić, Z., Pilipović, I., Vujnović, I., Bufan, B., Dimitrijević, M.,& Leposavić, G.. (2017). Strain specificities in cellular and molecular immunopathogenic mechanisms underlying development of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis in aged rats. in Mechanisms of Ageing and Development
Elsevier Ireland Ltd, Clare., 164, 146-163.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mad.2017.03.001
conv_415
Nacka-Aleksić M, Stojić-Vukanić Z, Pilipović I, Vujnović I, Bufan B, Dimitrijević M, Leposavić G. Strain specificities in cellular and molecular immunopathogenic mechanisms underlying development of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis in aged rats. in Mechanisms of Ageing and Development. 2017;164:146-163.
doi:10.1016/j.mad.2017.03.001
conv_415 .
Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana, Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica, Pilipović, Ivan, Vujnović, Ivana, Bufan, Biljana, Dimitrijević, Mirjana, Leposavić, Gordana, "Strain specificities in cellular and molecular immunopathogenic mechanisms underlying development of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis in aged rats" in Mechanisms of Ageing and Development, 164 (2017):146-163,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mad.2017.03.001 .,
conv_415 .
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Sex Difference in Oxidative Stress Parameters in Spinal Cord of Rats with Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis: Relation to Neurological Deficit

Dimitrijević, Mirjana; Kotur-Stevuljević, Jelena; Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica; Vujnović, Ivana; Pilipović, Ivan; Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana; Leposavić, Gordana

(Springer/Plenum Publishers, New York, 2017)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Dimitrijević, Mirjana
AU  - Kotur-Stevuljević, Jelena
AU  - Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica
AU  - Vujnović, Ivana
AU  - Pilipović, Ivan
AU  - Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2017
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/489
AB  - The study examined (a) whether there is sex difference in spinal cord and plasma oxidative stress profiles in Dark Agouti rats immunised for experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), the principal experimental model of multiple sclerosis, and (b) whether there is correlation between the oxidative stress in spinal cord and neurological deficit. Regardless of rat sex, with the disease development xanthine oxidase (XO) activity and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) mRNA expression increased in spinal cord, whereas glutathione levels decreased. This was accompanied by the rise in spinal cord malondialdehyde level. On the other hand, with EAE development superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity decreased, while O-2 (-) concentration increased only in spinal cord of male rats. Consequently, SOD activity was lower, whereas O-2 (-) concentration was higher in spinal cord of male rats with clinically manifested EAE. XO activity and iNOS mRNA expression were also elevated in their spinal cord. Consistently, in the effector phase of EAE the concentration of advanced oxidation protein product (AOPP) was higher in spinal cord of male rats, which exhibit more severe neurological deficit than their female counterparts. In as much as data obtained in the experimental models could be translated to humans, the findings may be relevant for designing sex-specific antioxidant therapeutic strategies. Furthermore, the study indicated that the increased pro-oxidant-antioxidant balance in plasma may be an early indicator of EAE development. Moreover, it showed that plasma AOPP level may indicate not only actual activity of the disease, but also serve to predict severity of its course.
PB  - Springer/Plenum Publishers, New York
T2  - Neurochemical Research
T1  - Sex Difference in Oxidative Stress Parameters in Spinal Cord of Rats with Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis: Relation to Neurological Deficit
EP  - 492
IS  - 2
SP  - 481
VL  - 42
DO  - 10.1007/s11064-016-2094-7
UR  - conv_407
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Dimitrijević, Mirjana and Kotur-Stevuljević, Jelena and Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica and Vujnović, Ivana and Pilipović, Ivan and Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2017",
abstract = "The study examined (a) whether there is sex difference in spinal cord and plasma oxidative stress profiles in Dark Agouti rats immunised for experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), the principal experimental model of multiple sclerosis, and (b) whether there is correlation between the oxidative stress in spinal cord and neurological deficit. Regardless of rat sex, with the disease development xanthine oxidase (XO) activity and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) mRNA expression increased in spinal cord, whereas glutathione levels decreased. This was accompanied by the rise in spinal cord malondialdehyde level. On the other hand, with EAE development superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity decreased, while O-2 (-) concentration increased only in spinal cord of male rats. Consequently, SOD activity was lower, whereas O-2 (-) concentration was higher in spinal cord of male rats with clinically manifested EAE. XO activity and iNOS mRNA expression were also elevated in their spinal cord. Consistently, in the effector phase of EAE the concentration of advanced oxidation protein product (AOPP) was higher in spinal cord of male rats, which exhibit more severe neurological deficit than their female counterparts. In as much as data obtained in the experimental models could be translated to humans, the findings may be relevant for designing sex-specific antioxidant therapeutic strategies. Furthermore, the study indicated that the increased pro-oxidant-antioxidant balance in plasma may be an early indicator of EAE development. Moreover, it showed that plasma AOPP level may indicate not only actual activity of the disease, but also serve to predict severity of its course.",
publisher = "Springer/Plenum Publishers, New York",
journal = "Neurochemical Research",
title = "Sex Difference in Oxidative Stress Parameters in Spinal Cord of Rats with Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis: Relation to Neurological Deficit",
pages = "492-481",
number = "2",
volume = "42",
doi = "10.1007/s11064-016-2094-7",
url = "conv_407"
}
Dimitrijević, M., Kotur-Stevuljević, J., Stojić-Vukanić, Z., Vujnović, I., Pilipović, I., Nacka-Aleksić, M.,& Leposavić, G.. (2017). Sex Difference in Oxidative Stress Parameters in Spinal Cord of Rats with Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis: Relation to Neurological Deficit. in Neurochemical Research
Springer/Plenum Publishers, New York., 42(2), 481-492.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11064-016-2094-7
conv_407
Dimitrijević M, Kotur-Stevuljević J, Stojić-Vukanić Z, Vujnović I, Pilipović I, Nacka-Aleksić M, Leposavić G. Sex Difference in Oxidative Stress Parameters in Spinal Cord of Rats with Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis: Relation to Neurological Deficit. in Neurochemical Research. 2017;42(2):481-492.
doi:10.1007/s11064-016-2094-7
conv_407 .
Dimitrijević, Mirjana, Kotur-Stevuljević, Jelena, Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica, Vujnović, Ivana, Pilipović, Ivan, Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana, Leposavić, Gordana, "Sex Difference in Oxidative Stress Parameters in Spinal Cord of Rats with Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis: Relation to Neurological Deficit" in Neurochemical Research, 42, no. 2 (2017):481-492,
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11064-016-2094-7 .,
conv_407 .
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Strain-dependent response to stimulation in middle-aged rat macrophages: A quest after a useful indicator of healthy aging

Stanojević, Stanislava; Ćuruvija, Ivana; Blagojević, Veljko; Petrović, Raisa; Vujić, Vesna; Dimitrijević, Mirjana

(Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford, 2016)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Stanojević, Stanislava
AU  - Ćuruvija, Ivana
AU  - Blagojević, Veljko
AU  - Petrović, Raisa
AU  - Vujić, Vesna
AU  - Dimitrijević, Mirjana
PY  - 2016
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/453
AB  - Rats of Albino Oxford (AO) strain in our animal facility exhibit a longer average healthy life span than rats of Dark Agouit (DA) strain. Since chronic activation of macrophages contributes to chronic low level inflammation common in older age, elucidation of the changes in middle-aged rats could be useful in prevention of unbalanced inflammatory response in advanced age. We have analysed the phenotype of unelicited and thioglycollate-elicited peritoneal macrophages from young and middle-aged DA and AO rats and tested functions of these cells following stimulation with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in vitro. Unelicited cells from middle-aged DA rats produced higher amounts of proinflammatory mediators interleukin-6 (IL-6) and nitric oxide (NO), but have a diminished response to LPS stimulation then cells from young rats, in spite of increased frequency of TLR4- and CD14-expressing mature macrophages. Injection of thioglycollate robustly increased overall cytokine production in young rats' macrophages, while diminishing their response to LPS stimulation. In middle-aged DA rats injection of thioglycollate diminished IL-6 production, but increased it in response to LPS stimulation. Quite the contrary to DA rats, the macrophages from middle-aged AO rats have released diminished levels of TNF-alpha, and NO, whereas urea production was strongly increased, when compared to the macrophages from young rats. Although the thioglycollate injection has increased the proportion of CD86(+)MHCII(+) mature macrophages in young rats, and percentages of activated TLR4(+) macrophages in both age groups of AO rats, it has not affected the cytokine production in young rats' macrophages, and the TNF-alpha production in middle-aged rats' macrophages. Moreover, the injection of thioglycollate has robustly increased the production of urea in macrophages derived from both age groups of AO rats. Although middle-aged rats of both strains were healthy during experiment, differences between the inflammatory responses of peritoneal macrophages of middle-aged rats of these strains might be one of the contributing factors defining their health in their advanced age. Development of strategies for the prevention of undesirable inflammatory changes in the elderly would benefit from the prospective study of the middle-aged. (C) 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
PB  - Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford
T2  - Experimental Gerontology
T1  - Strain-dependent response to stimulation in middle-aged rat macrophages: A quest after a useful indicator of healthy aging
EP  - 107
SP  - 95
VL  - 85
DO  - 10.1016/j.exger.2016.10.005
UR  - conv_397
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Stanojević, Stanislava and Ćuruvija, Ivana and Blagojević, Veljko and Petrović, Raisa and Vujić, Vesna and Dimitrijević, Mirjana",
year = "2016",
abstract = "Rats of Albino Oxford (AO) strain in our animal facility exhibit a longer average healthy life span than rats of Dark Agouit (DA) strain. Since chronic activation of macrophages contributes to chronic low level inflammation common in older age, elucidation of the changes in middle-aged rats could be useful in prevention of unbalanced inflammatory response in advanced age. We have analysed the phenotype of unelicited and thioglycollate-elicited peritoneal macrophages from young and middle-aged DA and AO rats and tested functions of these cells following stimulation with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in vitro. Unelicited cells from middle-aged DA rats produced higher amounts of proinflammatory mediators interleukin-6 (IL-6) and nitric oxide (NO), but have a diminished response to LPS stimulation then cells from young rats, in spite of increased frequency of TLR4- and CD14-expressing mature macrophages. Injection of thioglycollate robustly increased overall cytokine production in young rats' macrophages, while diminishing their response to LPS stimulation. In middle-aged DA rats injection of thioglycollate diminished IL-6 production, but increased it in response to LPS stimulation. Quite the contrary to DA rats, the macrophages from middle-aged AO rats have released diminished levels of TNF-alpha, and NO, whereas urea production was strongly increased, when compared to the macrophages from young rats. Although the thioglycollate injection has increased the proportion of CD86(+)MHCII(+) mature macrophages in young rats, and percentages of activated TLR4(+) macrophages in both age groups of AO rats, it has not affected the cytokine production in young rats' macrophages, and the TNF-alpha production in middle-aged rats' macrophages. Moreover, the injection of thioglycollate has robustly increased the production of urea in macrophages derived from both age groups of AO rats. Although middle-aged rats of both strains were healthy during experiment, differences between the inflammatory responses of peritoneal macrophages of middle-aged rats of these strains might be one of the contributing factors defining their health in their advanced age. Development of strategies for the prevention of undesirable inflammatory changes in the elderly would benefit from the prospective study of the middle-aged. (C) 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.",
publisher = "Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford",
journal = "Experimental Gerontology",
title = "Strain-dependent response to stimulation in middle-aged rat macrophages: A quest after a useful indicator of healthy aging",
pages = "107-95",
volume = "85",
doi = "10.1016/j.exger.2016.10.005",
url = "conv_397"
}
Stanojević, S., Ćuruvija, I., Blagojević, V., Petrović, R., Vujić, V.,& Dimitrijević, M.. (2016). Strain-dependent response to stimulation in middle-aged rat macrophages: A quest after a useful indicator of healthy aging. in Experimental Gerontology
Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford., 85, 95-107.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exger.2016.10.005
conv_397
Stanojević S, Ćuruvija I, Blagojević V, Petrović R, Vujić V, Dimitrijević M. Strain-dependent response to stimulation in middle-aged rat macrophages: A quest after a useful indicator of healthy aging. in Experimental Gerontology. 2016;85:95-107.
doi:10.1016/j.exger.2016.10.005
conv_397 .
Stanojević, Stanislava, Ćuruvija, Ivana, Blagojević, Veljko, Petrović, Raisa, Vujić, Vesna, Dimitrijević, Mirjana, "Strain-dependent response to stimulation in middle-aged rat macrophages: A quest after a useful indicator of healthy aging" in Experimental Gerontology, 85 (2016):95-107,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exger.2016.10.005 .,
conv_397 .
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Aging affects the responsiveness of rat peritoneal macrophages to GM-CSF and IL-4

Dimitrijević, Mirjana; Stanojević, Stanislava; Blagojević, Veljko; Ćuruvija, Ivana; Vujnović, Ivana; Petrović, Raisa; Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena; Vujić, Vesna; Leposavić, Gordana

(Springer, New York, 2016)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Dimitrijević, Mirjana
AU  - Stanojević, Stanislava
AU  - Blagojević, Veljko
AU  - Ćuruvija, Ivana
AU  - Vujnović, Ivana
AU  - Petrović, Raisa
AU  - Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena
AU  - Vujić, Vesna
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2016
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/466
AB  - Macrophages undergo significant functional alterations during aging. The aim of the present study was to investigate changes of rat macrophage functions and response to M1/M2 polarization signals with age. Therefore, resident and thioglycollate-elicited peritoneal macrophages from young (3-month-old) and aged (18-19-month-old) rats were tested for phagocytic capacity and ability to secrete inflammatory mediators following in vitro stimulation with LPS and GM-CSF, and IL-4, prototypic stimulators for classically (M1) and alternatively activated (M2) macrophages, respectively. Aging increased the frequency of monocyte-derived (CCR7+ CD68+) and the most mature (CD163+ CD68+) macrophages within resident and thioglycollate-elicited peritoneal macrophages, respectively. The ability to phagocyte zymosan of none of these two cell subsets was affected by either LPS and GM-CSF or IL-4. The upregulated production of IL-1 beta, IL-6 and IL-10 and downregulated that of TGF-beta was observed in response to LPS in resident and thioglycollate-elicited macrophages from rats of both ages. GM-CSF elevated production of IL-1 beta and IL-6 in resident macrophages from aged rats and in thioglycollate-elicited macrophages from young rats. Unexpectedly, IL-4 augmented production of proinflammatory mediators, IL-1 beta and IL-6, in resident macrophages from aged rats. In both resident and thioglycollate-elicited macrophages aging decreased NO/urea ratio, whereas LPS but not GM-SCF, shifted this ratio toward NO in the macrophages from animals of both ages. Conversely, IL-4 reduced NO/urea ratio in resident and thioglycollate-elicited macrophages from young rats only. In conclusion, our study showed that aging diminished GM-CSF-triggered polarization of elicited macrophages and caused paradoxical IL-4-driven polarization of resident macrophages toward proinflammatory M1 phenotype. This age-related deregulation of macrophage inflammatory mediator secretion and phagocytosis in response to M1/M2 activators may lead to the deficient control of infectious and/or inflammatory diseases in advanced age.
PB  - Springer, New York
T2  - Biogerontology
T1  - Aging affects the responsiveness of rat peritoneal macrophages to GM-CSF and IL-4
EP  - 371
IS  - 2
SP  - 359
VL  - 17
DO  - 10.1007/s10522-015-9620-x
UR  - conv_378
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Dimitrijević, Mirjana and Stanojević, Stanislava and Blagojević, Veljko and Ćuruvija, Ivana and Vujnović, Ivana and Petrović, Raisa and Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena and Vujić, Vesna and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2016",
abstract = "Macrophages undergo significant functional alterations during aging. The aim of the present study was to investigate changes of rat macrophage functions and response to M1/M2 polarization signals with age. Therefore, resident and thioglycollate-elicited peritoneal macrophages from young (3-month-old) and aged (18-19-month-old) rats were tested for phagocytic capacity and ability to secrete inflammatory mediators following in vitro stimulation with LPS and GM-CSF, and IL-4, prototypic stimulators for classically (M1) and alternatively activated (M2) macrophages, respectively. Aging increased the frequency of monocyte-derived (CCR7+ CD68+) and the most mature (CD163+ CD68+) macrophages within resident and thioglycollate-elicited peritoneal macrophages, respectively. The ability to phagocyte zymosan of none of these two cell subsets was affected by either LPS and GM-CSF or IL-4. The upregulated production of IL-1 beta, IL-6 and IL-10 and downregulated that of TGF-beta was observed in response to LPS in resident and thioglycollate-elicited macrophages from rats of both ages. GM-CSF elevated production of IL-1 beta and IL-6 in resident macrophages from aged rats and in thioglycollate-elicited macrophages from young rats. Unexpectedly, IL-4 augmented production of proinflammatory mediators, IL-1 beta and IL-6, in resident macrophages from aged rats. In both resident and thioglycollate-elicited macrophages aging decreased NO/urea ratio, whereas LPS but not GM-SCF, shifted this ratio toward NO in the macrophages from animals of both ages. Conversely, IL-4 reduced NO/urea ratio in resident and thioglycollate-elicited macrophages from young rats only. In conclusion, our study showed that aging diminished GM-CSF-triggered polarization of elicited macrophages and caused paradoxical IL-4-driven polarization of resident macrophages toward proinflammatory M1 phenotype. This age-related deregulation of macrophage inflammatory mediator secretion and phagocytosis in response to M1/M2 activators may lead to the deficient control of infectious and/or inflammatory diseases in advanced age.",
publisher = "Springer, New York",
journal = "Biogerontology",
title = "Aging affects the responsiveness of rat peritoneal macrophages to GM-CSF and IL-4",
pages = "371-359",
number = "2",
volume = "17",
doi = "10.1007/s10522-015-9620-x",
url = "conv_378"
}
Dimitrijević, M., Stanojević, S., Blagojević, V., Ćuruvija, I., Vujnović, I., Petrović, R., Arsenović-Ranin, N., Vujić, V.,& Leposavić, G.. (2016). Aging affects the responsiveness of rat peritoneal macrophages to GM-CSF and IL-4. in Biogerontology
Springer, New York., 17(2), 359-371.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10522-015-9620-x
conv_378
Dimitrijević M, Stanojević S, Blagojević V, Ćuruvija I, Vujnović I, Petrović R, Arsenović-Ranin N, Vujić V, Leposavić G. Aging affects the responsiveness of rat peritoneal macrophages to GM-CSF and IL-4. in Biogerontology. 2016;17(2):359-371.
doi:10.1007/s10522-015-9620-x
conv_378 .
Dimitrijević, Mirjana, Stanojević, Stanislava, Blagojević, Veljko, Ćuruvija, Ivana, Vujnović, Ivana, Petrović, Raisa, Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena, Vujić, Vesna, Leposavić, Gordana, "Aging affects the responsiveness of rat peritoneal macrophages to GM-CSF and IL-4" in Biogerontology, 17, no. 2 (2016):359-371,
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10522-015-9620-x .,
conv_378 .
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GM-CSF-Producing Th Cells in Rats Sensitive and Resistant to Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis

Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica; Pilipović, Ivan; Vujnović, Ivana; Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana; Petrović, Raisa; Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena; Dimitrijević, Mirjana; Leposavić, Gordana

(Public Library Science, San Francisco, 2016)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica
AU  - Pilipović, Ivan
AU  - Vujnović, Ivana
AU  - Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana
AU  - Petrović, Raisa
AU  - Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena
AU  - Dimitrijević, Mirjana
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2016
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/457
AB  - Given that granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) is identified as the key factor to endow auto-reactive Th cells with the potential to induce neuroinflammation in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) models, the frequency and phenotype of GM-CSF-producing (GM-CSF+) Th cells in draining lymph nodes (dLNs) and spinal cord (SC) of Albino Oxford (AO) and Dark Agouti (DA) rats immunized for EAE were examined. The generation of neuroantigen-specific GM-CSF+ Th lymphocytes was impaired in dLNs of AO rats (relatively resistant to EAE induction) compared with their DA counterparts (susceptible to EAE) reflecting impaired CD4+ lymphocyte proliferation and less supportive of GM-CSF+ Th cell differentiation dLN cytokine microenvironment. Immunophenotyping of GM-CSF+ Th cells showed their phenotypic heterogeneity in both strains and revealed lower frequency of IL-17+ IFN-gamma+, IL-17+ IFN-gamma-, and IL-17-IFN-gamma+ cells accompanied by higher frequency of IL-17-IFN-gamma- cells among them in AO than in DA rats. Compared with DA, in AO rats was also found (i) slightly lower surface density of CCR2 (drives accumulation of highly pathogenic GM-CSF+ IFN-gamma+ Th17 cells in SC) on GM-CSF+ IFN-gamma+ Th17 lymphocytes from dLNs, and (ii) diminished CCL2 mRNA expression in SC tissue, suggesting their impaired migration into the SC. Moreover, dLN and SC cytokine environments in AO rats were shown to be less supportive of GM-CSF+ IFN-gamma+ Th17 cell differentiation (judging by lower expression of mRNAs for IL-1 beta, IL-6 and IL-23/p19). In accordance with the (i) lower frequency of GM-CSF+ Th cells in dLNs and SC of AO rats and their lower GM-CSF production, and (ii) impaired CCL2 expression in the SC tissue, the proportion of proinflammatory monocytes among peripheral blood cells and their progeny (CD45(hi) cells) among the SC CD11b+ cells were reduced in AO compared with DA rats. Collectively, the results indicate that the strain specificities in efficacy of several mechanisms controlling (auto) reactive CD4+ lymphocyte expansion/differentiation into the cells with pathogenic phenotype and migration of the latter to the SC contribute to AO rat resistance to EAE.
PB  - Public Library Science, San Francisco
T2  - PLoS One
T1  - GM-CSF-Producing Th Cells in Rats Sensitive and Resistant to Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis
IS  - 11
VL  - 11
DO  - 10.1371/journal.pone.0166498
UR  - conv_396
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica and Pilipović, Ivan and Vujnović, Ivana and Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana and Petrović, Raisa and Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena and Dimitrijević, Mirjana and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2016",
abstract = "Given that granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) is identified as the key factor to endow auto-reactive Th cells with the potential to induce neuroinflammation in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) models, the frequency and phenotype of GM-CSF-producing (GM-CSF+) Th cells in draining lymph nodes (dLNs) and spinal cord (SC) of Albino Oxford (AO) and Dark Agouti (DA) rats immunized for EAE were examined. The generation of neuroantigen-specific GM-CSF+ Th lymphocytes was impaired in dLNs of AO rats (relatively resistant to EAE induction) compared with their DA counterparts (susceptible to EAE) reflecting impaired CD4+ lymphocyte proliferation and less supportive of GM-CSF+ Th cell differentiation dLN cytokine microenvironment. Immunophenotyping of GM-CSF+ Th cells showed their phenotypic heterogeneity in both strains and revealed lower frequency of IL-17+ IFN-gamma+, IL-17+ IFN-gamma-, and IL-17-IFN-gamma+ cells accompanied by higher frequency of IL-17-IFN-gamma- cells among them in AO than in DA rats. Compared with DA, in AO rats was also found (i) slightly lower surface density of CCR2 (drives accumulation of highly pathogenic GM-CSF+ IFN-gamma+ Th17 cells in SC) on GM-CSF+ IFN-gamma+ Th17 lymphocytes from dLNs, and (ii) diminished CCL2 mRNA expression in SC tissue, suggesting their impaired migration into the SC. Moreover, dLN and SC cytokine environments in AO rats were shown to be less supportive of GM-CSF+ IFN-gamma+ Th17 cell differentiation (judging by lower expression of mRNAs for IL-1 beta, IL-6 and IL-23/p19). In accordance with the (i) lower frequency of GM-CSF+ Th cells in dLNs and SC of AO rats and their lower GM-CSF production, and (ii) impaired CCL2 expression in the SC tissue, the proportion of proinflammatory monocytes among peripheral blood cells and their progeny (CD45(hi) cells) among the SC CD11b+ cells were reduced in AO compared with DA rats. Collectively, the results indicate that the strain specificities in efficacy of several mechanisms controlling (auto) reactive CD4+ lymphocyte expansion/differentiation into the cells with pathogenic phenotype and migration of the latter to the SC contribute to AO rat resistance to EAE.",
publisher = "Public Library Science, San Francisco",
journal = "PLoS One",
title = "GM-CSF-Producing Th Cells in Rats Sensitive and Resistant to Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis",
number = "11",
volume = "11",
doi = "10.1371/journal.pone.0166498",
url = "conv_396"
}
Stojić-Vukanić, Z., Pilipović, I., Vujnović, I., Nacka-Aleksić, M., Petrović, R., Arsenović-Ranin, N., Dimitrijević, M.,& Leposavić, G.. (2016). GM-CSF-Producing Th Cells in Rats Sensitive and Resistant to Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis. in PLoS One
Public Library Science, San Francisco., 11(11).
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0166498
conv_396
Stojić-Vukanić Z, Pilipović I, Vujnović I, Nacka-Aleksić M, Petrović R, Arsenović-Ranin N, Dimitrijević M, Leposavić G. GM-CSF-Producing Th Cells in Rats Sensitive and Resistant to Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis. in PLoS One. 2016;11(11).
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0166498
conv_396 .
Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica, Pilipović, Ivan, Vujnović, Ivana, Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana, Petrović, Raisa, Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena, Dimitrijević, Mirjana, Leposavić, Gordana, "GM-CSF-Producing Th Cells in Rats Sensitive and Resistant to Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis" in PLoS One, 11, no. 11 (2016),
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0166498 .,
conv_396 .
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Peripubertal ovariectomy influences thymic adrenergic network plasticity in adult rats

Pilipović, Ivan; Vujnović, Ivana; Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena; Dimitrijević, Mirjana; Kosec, Duško; Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica; Leposavić, Gordana

(Elsevier Science Bv, Amsterdam, 2016)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Pilipović, Ivan
AU  - Vujnović, Ivana
AU  - Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena
AU  - Dimitrijević, Mirjana
AU  - Kosec, Duško
AU  - Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2016
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/454
AB  - The study investigated the influence of peripubertal ovariectomy on the thymic noradrenaline (NA) concentration, and the thymocyte NA content and beta(2)- and alpha(1)-adrenoceptor (AR) expression in adult 2- and 11-month-old rats. In control rats, the thymic NA concentration increased with age. This increase reflected rise in the density of catecholamine (CA)-containing fluorescent nerve fibers and cells and their CA content. Additionally, the average beta(2)- and alpha(1)-AR thymocyte surface density changed in the opposite direction with age; the density of beta(2)-AR decreased, whereas that of alpha(1)-AR increased. Ovariectomy diminished the thymic NA concentration in 2-month-old rats. This reflected the decrease in the density of fluorescent nerve fibers, and CA content in fluorescent nerve fibers and non-lymphoid cells, since the thymocyte NA content was increased in ovariectomized (Ox) rats. Estrogen supplementation prevented the ovariectomy-induced changes. In Ox rats, the density of CA-synthesizing nerve fibers and non-lymphoid cells diminished with age. To the contrary, NA content in thymocytes increased with age, but it did not exceed that in 11-month-old controls. Additionally, ovariectomy diminished the average thymocyte surface density of beta(2)-ARs, but it increased that of alpha(1)-ARs in 2-month-old-rats (due to estrogen, and estrogen and progesterone deficiency, respectively). These changes, despite of the rise in circulating estrogen level post-ovariectomy, remained stable with age. This most likely reflected a decreased sensitivity to estrogen action, as a consequence of the hormone misprinting in peripubertal age. The analysis of thymocyte proliferation in culture suggested that age-and ovariectomy-induced alterations in thymocyte NA synthesis and AR expression altered NA autocrine/paracrine action on thymocytes. In conclusion, the study indicates that the ovarian hormone deficiency in peripubertal age affects ovarian steroid-dependent remodeling of thymic adrenergic regulatory network in adult rats. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
PB  - Elsevier Science Bv, Amsterdam
T2  - Journal of Neuroimmunology
T1  - Peripubertal ovariectomy influences thymic adrenergic network plasticity in adult rats
EP  - 116
SP  - 103
VL  - 297
DO  - 10.1016/j.jneuroim.2016.05.017
UR  - conv_392
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Pilipović, Ivan and Vujnović, Ivana and Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena and Dimitrijević, Mirjana and Kosec, Duško and Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2016",
abstract = "The study investigated the influence of peripubertal ovariectomy on the thymic noradrenaline (NA) concentration, and the thymocyte NA content and beta(2)- and alpha(1)-adrenoceptor (AR) expression in adult 2- and 11-month-old rats. In control rats, the thymic NA concentration increased with age. This increase reflected rise in the density of catecholamine (CA)-containing fluorescent nerve fibers and cells and their CA content. Additionally, the average beta(2)- and alpha(1)-AR thymocyte surface density changed in the opposite direction with age; the density of beta(2)-AR decreased, whereas that of alpha(1)-AR increased. Ovariectomy diminished the thymic NA concentration in 2-month-old rats. This reflected the decrease in the density of fluorescent nerve fibers, and CA content in fluorescent nerve fibers and non-lymphoid cells, since the thymocyte NA content was increased in ovariectomized (Ox) rats. Estrogen supplementation prevented the ovariectomy-induced changes. In Ox rats, the density of CA-synthesizing nerve fibers and non-lymphoid cells diminished with age. To the contrary, NA content in thymocytes increased with age, but it did not exceed that in 11-month-old controls. Additionally, ovariectomy diminished the average thymocyte surface density of beta(2)-ARs, but it increased that of alpha(1)-ARs in 2-month-old-rats (due to estrogen, and estrogen and progesterone deficiency, respectively). These changes, despite of the rise in circulating estrogen level post-ovariectomy, remained stable with age. This most likely reflected a decreased sensitivity to estrogen action, as a consequence of the hormone misprinting in peripubertal age. The analysis of thymocyte proliferation in culture suggested that age-and ovariectomy-induced alterations in thymocyte NA synthesis and AR expression altered NA autocrine/paracrine action on thymocytes. In conclusion, the study indicates that the ovarian hormone deficiency in peripubertal age affects ovarian steroid-dependent remodeling of thymic adrenergic regulatory network in adult rats. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.",
publisher = "Elsevier Science Bv, Amsterdam",
journal = "Journal of Neuroimmunology",
title = "Peripubertal ovariectomy influences thymic adrenergic network plasticity in adult rats",
pages = "116-103",
volume = "297",
doi = "10.1016/j.jneuroim.2016.05.017",
url = "conv_392"
}
Pilipović, I., Vujnović, I., Arsenović-Ranin, N., Dimitrijević, M., Kosec, D., Stojić-Vukanić, Z.,& Leposavić, G.. (2016). Peripubertal ovariectomy influences thymic adrenergic network plasticity in adult rats. in Journal of Neuroimmunology
Elsevier Science Bv, Amsterdam., 297, 103-116.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneuroim.2016.05.017
conv_392
Pilipović I, Vujnović I, Arsenović-Ranin N, Dimitrijević M, Kosec D, Stojić-Vukanić Z, Leposavić G. Peripubertal ovariectomy influences thymic adrenergic network plasticity in adult rats. in Journal of Neuroimmunology. 2016;297:103-116.
doi:10.1016/j.jneuroim.2016.05.017
conv_392 .
Pilipović, Ivan, Vujnović, Ivana, Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena, Dimitrijević, Mirjana, Kosec, Duško, Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica, Leposavić, Gordana, "Peripubertal ovariectomy influences thymic adrenergic network plasticity in adult rats" in Journal of Neuroimmunology, 297 (2016):103-116,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneuroim.2016.05.017 .,
conv_392 .
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4
5

Unopposed Estrogen Supplementation/Progesterone Deficiency in Post-Reproductive Age Affects the Secretory Profile of Resident Macrophages in a Tissue-Specific Manner in the Rat

Stanojević, Stanislava; Kovačević-Jovanović, Vesna; Dimitrijević, Mirjana; Vujić, Vesna; Ćuruvija, Ivana; Blagojević, Veljko; Leposavić, Gordana

(Wiley, Hoboken, 2015)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Stanojević, Stanislava
AU  - Kovačević-Jovanović, Vesna
AU  - Dimitrijević, Mirjana
AU  - Vujić, Vesna
AU  - Ćuruvija, Ivana
AU  - Blagojević, Veljko
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2015
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/423
AB  - Problem The influence of unopposed estrogen replacement/isolated progesterone deficiency on macrophage production of pro-inflammatory/anti-inflammatory mediators in the post-reproductive age was studied. Method of study Considering that in the rats post-ovariectomy the circulating estradiol, but not progesterone level rises to the values in sham-operated controls, 20-month-old rats ovariectomized at the age of 10 months served as an experimental model. Estrogen and progesterone receptor expression, secretion of pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines, and arginine metabolism end-products were examined in splenic and peritoneal macrophages under basal conditions and following lipopolysaccharide (LPS) stimulation in vitro. Results Almost all peritoneal and a subset of splenic macrophages expressed the intracellular progesterone receptor. Ovariectomy diminished cytokine production by splenic (IL-1 beta) and peritoneal (TNF-alpha, IL-1 beta, IL-10) macrophages and increased the production of IL-10 by splenic and TGF-beta by peritoneal cells under basal conditions. Following LPS stimulation, splenic macrophages from ovariectomized rats produced less TNF-alpha and more IL-10, whereas peritoneal macrophages produced less IL-1 beta and TGF-beta than the corresponding cells from sham-operated rats. Ovariectomy diminished urea production in both subpopulations of LPS-stimulated macrophages. Conclusion Although long-lasting isolated progesterone deficiency in the post-reproductive age differentially affects cytokine production in the macrophages from distinct tissue compartments, in both subpopulations, it impairs the pro- inflammatory/anti-inflammatory cytokine secretory balance.
PB  - Wiley, Hoboken
T2  - American Journal of Reproductive Immunology
T1  - Unopposed Estrogen Supplementation/Progesterone Deficiency in Post-Reproductive Age Affects the Secretory Profile of Resident Macrophages in a Tissue-Specific Manner in the Rat
EP  - 456
IS  - 5
SP  - 445
VL  - 74
DO  - 10.1111/aji.12424
UR  - conv_373
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Stanojević, Stanislava and Kovačević-Jovanović, Vesna and Dimitrijević, Mirjana and Vujić, Vesna and Ćuruvija, Ivana and Blagojević, Veljko and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2015",
abstract = "Problem The influence of unopposed estrogen replacement/isolated progesterone deficiency on macrophage production of pro-inflammatory/anti-inflammatory mediators in the post-reproductive age was studied. Method of study Considering that in the rats post-ovariectomy the circulating estradiol, but not progesterone level rises to the values in sham-operated controls, 20-month-old rats ovariectomized at the age of 10 months served as an experimental model. Estrogen and progesterone receptor expression, secretion of pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines, and arginine metabolism end-products were examined in splenic and peritoneal macrophages under basal conditions and following lipopolysaccharide (LPS) stimulation in vitro. Results Almost all peritoneal and a subset of splenic macrophages expressed the intracellular progesterone receptor. Ovariectomy diminished cytokine production by splenic (IL-1 beta) and peritoneal (TNF-alpha, IL-1 beta, IL-10) macrophages and increased the production of IL-10 by splenic and TGF-beta by peritoneal cells under basal conditions. Following LPS stimulation, splenic macrophages from ovariectomized rats produced less TNF-alpha and more IL-10, whereas peritoneal macrophages produced less IL-1 beta and TGF-beta than the corresponding cells from sham-operated rats. Ovariectomy diminished urea production in both subpopulations of LPS-stimulated macrophages. Conclusion Although long-lasting isolated progesterone deficiency in the post-reproductive age differentially affects cytokine production in the macrophages from distinct tissue compartments, in both subpopulations, it impairs the pro- inflammatory/anti-inflammatory cytokine secretory balance.",
publisher = "Wiley, Hoboken",
journal = "American Journal of Reproductive Immunology",
title = "Unopposed Estrogen Supplementation/Progesterone Deficiency in Post-Reproductive Age Affects the Secretory Profile of Resident Macrophages in a Tissue-Specific Manner in the Rat",
pages = "456-445",
number = "5",
volume = "74",
doi = "10.1111/aji.12424",
url = "conv_373"
}
Stanojević, S., Kovačević-Jovanović, V., Dimitrijević, M., Vujić, V., Ćuruvija, I., Blagojević, V.,& Leposavić, G.. (2015). Unopposed Estrogen Supplementation/Progesterone Deficiency in Post-Reproductive Age Affects the Secretory Profile of Resident Macrophages in a Tissue-Specific Manner in the Rat. in American Journal of Reproductive Immunology
Wiley, Hoboken., 74(5), 445-456.
https://doi.org/10.1111/aji.12424
conv_373
Stanojević S, Kovačević-Jovanović V, Dimitrijević M, Vujić V, Ćuruvija I, Blagojević V, Leposavić G. Unopposed Estrogen Supplementation/Progesterone Deficiency in Post-Reproductive Age Affects the Secretory Profile of Resident Macrophages in a Tissue-Specific Manner in the Rat. in American Journal of Reproductive Immunology. 2015;74(5):445-456.
doi:10.1111/aji.12424
conv_373 .
Stanojević, Stanislava, Kovačević-Jovanović, Vesna, Dimitrijević, Mirjana, Vujić, Vesna, Ćuruvija, Ivana, Blagojević, Veljko, Leposavić, Gordana, "Unopposed Estrogen Supplementation/Progesterone Deficiency in Post-Reproductive Age Affects the Secretory Profile of Resident Macrophages in a Tissue-Specific Manner in the Rat" in American Journal of Reproductive Immunology, 74, no. 5 (2015):445-456,
https://doi.org/10.1111/aji.12424 .,
conv_373 .
1
2
2
2

Role of Mast Cells and C-Sensory Fibers in Concanavalin A-Induced Paw Edema in Two Rat Strains

Stanojević, Stanislava; Kuštrimović, Nataša; Mitić, Katarina; Vujić, Vesna; Dimitrijević, Mirjana

(Springer/Plenum Publishers, New York, 2015)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Stanojević, Stanislava
AU  - Kuštrimović, Nataša
AU  - Mitić, Katarina
AU  - Vujić, Vesna
AU  - Dimitrijević, Mirjana
PY  - 2015
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/424
AB  - This study investigated a putative contribution of mast cells and C-sensory fibers to differences in the development of inflammatory edema following the injection of concanavalin A (Con A) into the hind paws of Dark Agouti (DA) and Albino Oxford (AO) rats. The treatment of adult rats with mast cell-depletor compound 48/80 and neonatal depletion of C-sensory fibers independently revealed that leukocyte composition of the inflamed paws and lymph nodes during local inflammatory response to Con A was generally regulated in a similar way in DA and AO rat strains. However, in DA and AO rats, the decrease and the increase of Con A-induced plasma extravasation were associated with mast cell depletion and activation, respectively, whereas neonatal capsaicin treatment activated dermal mast cells and potentiated inflammatory plasma extravasation only in adult rats of DA strain. Hence, strain differences in Emphasis Type="Strikethrough" the development of the inflammatory response to Con A are probably controlled by the differences in the interplay between mast cells and C-sensory fibers in DA and AO rats.
PB  - Springer/Plenum Publishers, New York
T2  - Inflammation
T1  - Role of Mast Cells and C-Sensory Fibers in Concanavalin A-Induced Paw Edema in Two Rat Strains
EP  - 1449
IS  - 4
SP  - 1434
VL  - 38
DO  - 10.1007/s10753-015-0118-0
UR  - conv_364
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Stanojević, Stanislava and Kuštrimović, Nataša and Mitić, Katarina and Vujić, Vesna and Dimitrijević, Mirjana",
year = "2015",
abstract = "This study investigated a putative contribution of mast cells and C-sensory fibers to differences in the development of inflammatory edema following the injection of concanavalin A (Con A) into the hind paws of Dark Agouti (DA) and Albino Oxford (AO) rats. The treatment of adult rats with mast cell-depletor compound 48/80 and neonatal depletion of C-sensory fibers independently revealed that leukocyte composition of the inflamed paws and lymph nodes during local inflammatory response to Con A was generally regulated in a similar way in DA and AO rat strains. However, in DA and AO rats, the decrease and the increase of Con A-induced plasma extravasation were associated with mast cell depletion and activation, respectively, whereas neonatal capsaicin treatment activated dermal mast cells and potentiated inflammatory plasma extravasation only in adult rats of DA strain. Hence, strain differences in Emphasis Type="Strikethrough" the development of the inflammatory response to Con A are probably controlled by the differences in the interplay between mast cells and C-sensory fibers in DA and AO rats.",
publisher = "Springer/Plenum Publishers, New York",
journal = "Inflammation",
title = "Role of Mast Cells and C-Sensory Fibers in Concanavalin A-Induced Paw Edema in Two Rat Strains",
pages = "1449-1434",
number = "4",
volume = "38",
doi = "10.1007/s10753-015-0118-0",
url = "conv_364"
}
Stanojević, S., Kuštrimović, N., Mitić, K., Vujić, V.,& Dimitrijević, M.. (2015). Role of Mast Cells and C-Sensory Fibers in Concanavalin A-Induced Paw Edema in Two Rat Strains. in Inflammation
Springer/Plenum Publishers, New York., 38(4), 1434-1449.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10753-015-0118-0
conv_364
Stanojević S, Kuštrimović N, Mitić K, Vujić V, Dimitrijević M. Role of Mast Cells and C-Sensory Fibers in Concanavalin A-Induced Paw Edema in Two Rat Strains. in Inflammation. 2015;38(4):1434-1449.
doi:10.1007/s10753-015-0118-0
conv_364 .
Stanojević, Stanislava, Kuštrimović, Nataša, Mitić, Katarina, Vujić, Vesna, Dimitrijević, Mirjana, "Role of Mast Cells and C-Sensory Fibers in Concanavalin A-Induced Paw Edema in Two Rat Strains" in Inflammation, 38, no. 4 (2015):1434-1449,
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10753-015-0118-0 .,
conv_364 .
1
1
1

Aging diminishes the resistance of AO rats to EAE: putative role of enhanced generation of GM-CSF Expressing CD4+T cells in aged rats

Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica; Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana; Pilipović, Ivan; Vujnović, Ivana; Blagojević, Veljko; Kosec, Duško; Dimitrijević, Mirjana; Leposavić, Gordana

(BMC, London, 2015)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica
AU  - Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana
AU  - Pilipović, Ivan
AU  - Vujnović, Ivana
AU  - Blagojević, Veljko
AU  - Kosec, Duško
AU  - Dimitrijević, Mirjana
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2015
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/430
AB  - Background: Aging influences immune response and susceptibility to EAE in a strain specific manner. The study was designed to examine influence of aging on EAE induction in Albino Oxford (AO) rats. Results: Differently from 3-month-old (young) rats, which were resistant to EAE induction, the majority of aged (24-26-month-old) rats developed mild chronic form of EAE. On 16th day post-immunization, when in aged rats the neurological deficit reached plateau, more mononuclear cells, including CD4+ T lymphocytes was retrieved from spinal cord of aged than young rats. The frequencies of IL-17+ and GM-CSF+ cells within spinal cord infiltrating CD4+ lymphocytes were greater in aged rats. To their increased frequency contributed the expansion of GM-CSF + IL-17 + IFN-gamma+ cells, which are highly pathogenic in mice. The expression of the cytokines (IL-1 beta and IL-23/p19) driving GM-CSF + IL-17 + IFN-gamma + cell differentiation in mice was also augmented in aged rat spinal cord mononuclear cells. Additionally, in aged rat spinal cord the expansion of GM-CSF + IL-17-IFN-gamma- CD4+ T lymphocytes was found. Consistently, the expression of mRNAs for IL-3, the cytokine exhibiting the same expression pattern as GM-CSF, and IL-7, the cytokine driving differentiation of GM-CSF + IL-17-IFN-gamma- CD4 + lymphocytes in mice, was upregulated in aged rat spinal cord mononuclear cells, and the tissue, respectively. This was in accordance with the enhanced generation of the brain antigen-specific GM-CSF+ CD4+ lymphocytes in aged rat draining lymph nodes, as suggested by (i) the higher frequency of GM-CSF+ cells (reflecting the expansion of IL-17-IFN-gamma- cells) within their CD4+ lymphocytes and (ii) the upregulated GM-CSF and IL-3 mRNA expression in fresh CD4+ lymphocytes and MBP-stimulated draining lymph node cells and IL-7 mRNA in lymph node tissue from aged rats. In agreement with the upregulated GM-CSF expression in aged rats, strikingly more CD11b + CD45(int) (activated microglia) and CD45(hi) (mainly proinflammatory dendritic cells and macrophages) cells was retrieved from aged than young rat spinal cord. Besides, expression of mRNA for SOCS1, a negative regulator of proinflammatory cytokine expression in innate immunity cells, was downregulated in aged rat spinal cord mononuclear cells. Conclusions: The study revealed that aging may overcome genetic resistance to EAE, and indicated the cellular and molecular mechanisms contributing to this phenomenon in AO rats.
PB  - BMC, London
T2  - Immunity & Ageing
T1  - Aging diminishes the resistance of AO rats to EAE: putative role of enhanced generation of GM-CSF Expressing CD4+T cells in aged rats
VL  - 12
DO  - 10.1186/s12979-015-0044-x
UR  - conv_370
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica and Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana and Pilipović, Ivan and Vujnović, Ivana and Blagojević, Veljko and Kosec, Duško and Dimitrijević, Mirjana and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2015",
abstract = "Background: Aging influences immune response and susceptibility to EAE in a strain specific manner. The study was designed to examine influence of aging on EAE induction in Albino Oxford (AO) rats. Results: Differently from 3-month-old (young) rats, which were resistant to EAE induction, the majority of aged (24-26-month-old) rats developed mild chronic form of EAE. On 16th day post-immunization, when in aged rats the neurological deficit reached plateau, more mononuclear cells, including CD4+ T lymphocytes was retrieved from spinal cord of aged than young rats. The frequencies of IL-17+ and GM-CSF+ cells within spinal cord infiltrating CD4+ lymphocytes were greater in aged rats. To their increased frequency contributed the expansion of GM-CSF + IL-17 + IFN-gamma+ cells, which are highly pathogenic in mice. The expression of the cytokines (IL-1 beta and IL-23/p19) driving GM-CSF + IL-17 + IFN-gamma + cell differentiation in mice was also augmented in aged rat spinal cord mononuclear cells. Additionally, in aged rat spinal cord the expansion of GM-CSF + IL-17-IFN-gamma- CD4+ T lymphocytes was found. Consistently, the expression of mRNAs for IL-3, the cytokine exhibiting the same expression pattern as GM-CSF, and IL-7, the cytokine driving differentiation of GM-CSF + IL-17-IFN-gamma- CD4 + lymphocytes in mice, was upregulated in aged rat spinal cord mononuclear cells, and the tissue, respectively. This was in accordance with the enhanced generation of the brain antigen-specific GM-CSF+ CD4+ lymphocytes in aged rat draining lymph nodes, as suggested by (i) the higher frequency of GM-CSF+ cells (reflecting the expansion of IL-17-IFN-gamma- cells) within their CD4+ lymphocytes and (ii) the upregulated GM-CSF and IL-3 mRNA expression in fresh CD4+ lymphocytes and MBP-stimulated draining lymph node cells and IL-7 mRNA in lymph node tissue from aged rats. In agreement with the upregulated GM-CSF expression in aged rats, strikingly more CD11b + CD45(int) (activated microglia) and CD45(hi) (mainly proinflammatory dendritic cells and macrophages) cells was retrieved from aged than young rat spinal cord. Besides, expression of mRNA for SOCS1, a negative regulator of proinflammatory cytokine expression in innate immunity cells, was downregulated in aged rat spinal cord mononuclear cells. Conclusions: The study revealed that aging may overcome genetic resistance to EAE, and indicated the cellular and molecular mechanisms contributing to this phenomenon in AO rats.",
publisher = "BMC, London",
journal = "Immunity & Ageing",
title = "Aging diminishes the resistance of AO rats to EAE: putative role of enhanced generation of GM-CSF Expressing CD4+T cells in aged rats",
volume = "12",
doi = "10.1186/s12979-015-0044-x",
url = "conv_370"
}
Stojić-Vukanić, Z., Nacka-Aleksić, M., Pilipović, I., Vujnović, I., Blagojević, V., Kosec, D., Dimitrijević, M.,& Leposavić, G.. (2015). Aging diminishes the resistance of AO rats to EAE: putative role of enhanced generation of GM-CSF Expressing CD4+T cells in aged rats. in Immunity & Ageing
BMC, London., 12.
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12979-015-0044-x
conv_370
Stojić-Vukanić Z, Nacka-Aleksić M, Pilipović I, Vujnović I, Blagojević V, Kosec D, Dimitrijević M, Leposavić G. Aging diminishes the resistance of AO rats to EAE: putative role of enhanced generation of GM-CSF Expressing CD4+T cells in aged rats. in Immunity & Ageing. 2015;12.
doi:10.1186/s12979-015-0044-x
conv_370 .
Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica, Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana, Pilipović, Ivan, Vujnović, Ivana, Blagojević, Veljko, Kosec, Duško, Dimitrijević, Mirjana, Leposavić, Gordana, "Aging diminishes the resistance of AO rats to EAE: putative role of enhanced generation of GM-CSF Expressing CD4+T cells in aged rats" in Immunity & Ageing, 12 (2015),
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12979-015-0044-x .,
conv_370 .
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11

Immune response to gut escherichia coli and susceptibility to adjuvant arthritis in the rats

Kovačević-Jovanović, Vesna; Miletić, Tatjana; Stanojević, Stanislava; Mitić, Katarina; Dimitrijević, Mirjana

(Akademiai Kiado Zrt, Budapest, 2015)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Kovačević-Jovanović, Vesna
AU  - Miletić, Tatjana
AU  - Stanojević, Stanislava
AU  - Mitić, Katarina
AU  - Dimitrijević, Mirjana
PY  - 2015
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/449
AB  - We have investigated the humoral immune response to antigens of predominant gut aerobic bacterial strains (i.e. Escherichia coli) over the course of adjuvant arthritis and oil-induced arthritis in two inbred rat strains: Dark Agouti (DA) and Albino Oxford (AO). We report the presence of antibodies specific to proteins of Escherichia coli in molecular weight range between 20-30 kDa in sera of diseased DA rats, and the absence of these antibodies in the sera of AO rats. In DA rats, CFA and IFA provoked a stronger antibody response to Escherichia coli, especially of the IgG2b antibody class. Intramuscular administration of Escherichia coli preceding the adjuvant arthritis induction had no effect on the development and course of disease, as well as on the activation of T cells in the draining inguinal lymph nodes. Higher serum levels of natural and induced IgA antibodies, combined with a higher CD3(+)CD26(+) cell percentage were found in AO rats. The observed correlation between the serologic response to commensal flora and rats' genetic background as a defining factor for arthritis susceptibility may contribute to the process of creating a favorable (or less favorable) milieu for arthritis development.
PB  - Akademiai Kiado Zrt, Budapest
T2  - Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica
T1  - Immune response to gut escherichia coli and susceptibility to adjuvant arthritis in the rats
EP  - 19
IS  - 1
SP  - 1
VL  - 62
DO  - 10.1556/AMicr.62.2015.1.1
UR  - conv_359
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Kovačević-Jovanović, Vesna and Miletić, Tatjana and Stanojević, Stanislava and Mitić, Katarina and Dimitrijević, Mirjana",
year = "2015",
abstract = "We have investigated the humoral immune response to antigens of predominant gut aerobic bacterial strains (i.e. Escherichia coli) over the course of adjuvant arthritis and oil-induced arthritis in two inbred rat strains: Dark Agouti (DA) and Albino Oxford (AO). We report the presence of antibodies specific to proteins of Escherichia coli in molecular weight range between 20-30 kDa in sera of diseased DA rats, and the absence of these antibodies in the sera of AO rats. In DA rats, CFA and IFA provoked a stronger antibody response to Escherichia coli, especially of the IgG2b antibody class. Intramuscular administration of Escherichia coli preceding the adjuvant arthritis induction had no effect on the development and course of disease, as well as on the activation of T cells in the draining inguinal lymph nodes. Higher serum levels of natural and induced IgA antibodies, combined with a higher CD3(+)CD26(+) cell percentage were found in AO rats. The observed correlation between the serologic response to commensal flora and rats' genetic background as a defining factor for arthritis susceptibility may contribute to the process of creating a favorable (or less favorable) milieu for arthritis development.",
publisher = "Akademiai Kiado Zrt, Budapest",
journal = "Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica",
title = "Immune response to gut escherichia coli and susceptibility to adjuvant arthritis in the rats",
pages = "19-1",
number = "1",
volume = "62",
doi = "10.1556/AMicr.62.2015.1.1",
url = "conv_359"
}
Kovačević-Jovanović, V., Miletić, T., Stanojević, S., Mitić, K.,& Dimitrijević, M.. (2015). Immune response to gut escherichia coli and susceptibility to adjuvant arthritis in the rats. in Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica
Akademiai Kiado Zrt, Budapest., 62(1), 1-19.
https://doi.org/10.1556/AMicr.62.2015.1.1
conv_359
Kovačević-Jovanović V, Miletić T, Stanojević S, Mitić K, Dimitrijević M. Immune response to gut escherichia coli and susceptibility to adjuvant arthritis in the rats. in Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica. 2015;62(1):1-19.
doi:10.1556/AMicr.62.2015.1.1
conv_359 .
Kovačević-Jovanović, Vesna, Miletić, Tatjana, Stanojević, Stanislava, Mitić, Katarina, Dimitrijević, Mirjana, "Immune response to gut escherichia coli and susceptibility to adjuvant arthritis in the rats" in Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica, 62, no. 1 (2015):1-19,
https://doi.org/10.1556/AMicr.62.2015.1.1 .,
conv_359 .
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6
6
6

Sexual dimorphism in the aged rat CD4+T lymphocyte-mediated immune response elicited by inoculation with spinal cord homogenate

Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana; Pilipović, Ivan; Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica; Kosec, Duško; Bufan, Biljana; Vujnović, Ivana; Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena; Dimitrijević, Mirjana; Leposavić, Gordana

(Elsevier Ireland Ltd, Clare, 2015)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana
AU  - Pilipović, Ivan
AU  - Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica
AU  - Kosec, Duško
AU  - Bufan, Biljana
AU  - Vujnović, Ivana
AU  - Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena
AU  - Dimitrijević, Mirjana
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2015
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/431
AB  - Considering the crucial pathogenic role of CD4+ T cells in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) and the opposite direction of the sexual dimorphism in the severity of the disease in 22-24-and 3-month-old dark agouti rats, sex differences in CD4+ T-cell-mediated immune response in aged rats immunized for EAE were examined and compared with those in young animals. In the inductive phase of EAE, fewer activated CD4+ lymphocytes were-retrieved from draining lymph nodes of male (developing less severe disease) compared with female rats, due, at least partly, to their lesser expansion. The former reflected a greater suppressive capacity of CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ cells. Consequently, CD4+ lymphocyte infiltration into the spinal cord of aged male rats was diminished. At the peak of EAE, the frequency of reactivated cells was lower, whereas that of the regulatory CD4+ cells was higher in male rat spinal cord. Consistently, microglial activation and the expression of proinflammatory/damaging cytokines in male rat spinal cord mononuclear cells were diminished. Additionally, the frequency of the highly pathogenic IL-17+IFN-gamma+ T lymphocytes infiltrating their spinal cord was lower. Together, these results point to (i) an age-specificity in CD4+ cell-mediated immune response and (ii) mechanisms underlying the sex differences in this response in aged rats. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
PB  - Elsevier Ireland Ltd, Clare
T2  - Mechanisms of Ageing and Development
T1  - Sexual dimorphism in the aged rat CD4+T lymphocyte-mediated immune response elicited by inoculation with spinal cord homogenate
EP  - 31
SP  - 15
VL  - 152
DO  - 10.1016/j.mad.2015.09.004
UR  - conv_374
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana and Pilipović, Ivan and Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica and Kosec, Duško and Bufan, Biljana and Vujnović, Ivana and Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena and Dimitrijević, Mirjana and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2015",
abstract = "Considering the crucial pathogenic role of CD4+ T cells in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) and the opposite direction of the sexual dimorphism in the severity of the disease in 22-24-and 3-month-old dark agouti rats, sex differences in CD4+ T-cell-mediated immune response in aged rats immunized for EAE were examined and compared with those in young animals. In the inductive phase of EAE, fewer activated CD4+ lymphocytes were-retrieved from draining lymph nodes of male (developing less severe disease) compared with female rats, due, at least partly, to their lesser expansion. The former reflected a greater suppressive capacity of CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ cells. Consequently, CD4+ lymphocyte infiltration into the spinal cord of aged male rats was diminished. At the peak of EAE, the frequency of reactivated cells was lower, whereas that of the regulatory CD4+ cells was higher in male rat spinal cord. Consistently, microglial activation and the expression of proinflammatory/damaging cytokines in male rat spinal cord mononuclear cells were diminished. Additionally, the frequency of the highly pathogenic IL-17+IFN-gamma+ T lymphocytes infiltrating their spinal cord was lower. Together, these results point to (i) an age-specificity in CD4+ cell-mediated immune response and (ii) mechanisms underlying the sex differences in this response in aged rats. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.",
publisher = "Elsevier Ireland Ltd, Clare",
journal = "Mechanisms of Ageing and Development",
title = "Sexual dimorphism in the aged rat CD4+T lymphocyte-mediated immune response elicited by inoculation with spinal cord homogenate",
pages = "31-15",
volume = "152",
doi = "10.1016/j.mad.2015.09.004",
url = "conv_374"
}
Nacka-Aleksić, M., Pilipović, I., Stojić-Vukanić, Z., Kosec, D., Bufan, B., Vujnović, I., Arsenović-Ranin, N., Dimitrijević, M.,& Leposavić, G.. (2015). Sexual dimorphism in the aged rat CD4+T lymphocyte-mediated immune response elicited by inoculation with spinal cord homogenate. in Mechanisms of Ageing and Development
Elsevier Ireland Ltd, Clare., 152, 15-31.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mad.2015.09.004
conv_374
Nacka-Aleksić M, Pilipović I, Stojić-Vukanić Z, Kosec D, Bufan B, Vujnović I, Arsenović-Ranin N, Dimitrijević M, Leposavić G. Sexual dimorphism in the aged rat CD4+T lymphocyte-mediated immune response elicited by inoculation with spinal cord homogenate. in Mechanisms of Ageing and Development. 2015;152:15-31.
doi:10.1016/j.mad.2015.09.004
conv_374 .
Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana, Pilipović, Ivan, Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica, Kosec, Duško, Bufan, Biljana, Vujnović, Ivana, Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena, Dimitrijević, Mirjana, Leposavić, Gordana, "Sexual dimorphism in the aged rat CD4+T lymphocyte-mediated immune response elicited by inoculation with spinal cord homogenate" in Mechanisms of Ageing and Development, 152 (2015):15-31,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mad.2015.09.004 .,
conv_374 .
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6
8

Age-related changes in spleen of Dark Agouti rats immunized for experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis

Đikić, Jasmina; Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana; Pilipović, Ivan; Kosec, Duško; Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena; Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica; Dimitrijević, Mirjana; Leposavić, Gordana

(Elsevier Science Bv, Amsterdam, 2015)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Đikić, Jasmina
AU  - Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana
AU  - Pilipović, Ivan
AU  - Kosec, Duško
AU  - Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena
AU  - Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica
AU  - Dimitrijević, Mirjana
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2015
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/444
AB  - The study was undertaken considering age-related changes in susceptibility to experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) and a putative role of spleen in pathogenesis of this disease. The phenotypic and functional characteristics of T splenocytes were examined in young (3-month-old), middle-aged (8-month-old) and aged (26-month-old) Dark Agouti rats immunized for EAE with rat spinal cord in complete Freund's adjuvant The rat susceptibility to EAE induction, as well as the number of activated CD4+CD134+ lymphocytes retrieved from their spinal cords progressively decreased with aging. To the contrary, in rats immunized for EAE the number of activated CD4+ splenocytes, i.e., CD4+CD134+, CD4+CD25+FoxP3 and CD4+CD40L+ cells, progressively increased with aging. This was associated with age-related increase in (i) CD4+ splenocyte surface expression of CD44, the molecule suggested to be involved in limiting emigration of encephalitogenic CD4+ cells from spleen into blood and (ii) frequency of regulatory T cells, including CD4+CD25+FoxP3 + cells, which are also shown to control encephalitogenic cell migration from spleen into the central nervous system. In favor of expansion of T-regulatory cell pool in aged rats was the greater concentration of IL-10 in unstimulated, Concanavalin A (ConA)- and myelin basic protein (MBP)-stimulated splenocyte cultures from aged rats compared with the corresponding cultures from young ones. Consistent with the age-related increase in the expression of CD44, which is shown to favor Th1 effector cell survival by interfering with CD95-mediated signaling, the frequency of apoptotic cells among CD4+ splenocytes, despite the greater frequency of CD95+ cells, was diminished in splenocyte cultures from aged compared with young rats. In addition, in control, as well as in ConA-and MBP-stimulated splenocyte cultures from aged rats, despite of impaired CD4+ cell proliferation, IFN-gamma concentrations were greater than in corresponding cultures from young rats. This most likely reflected increased abundance of IFN-gamma-producing cells in splenocyte cultures from aged compared with young rats. The diminished CD4+ cell proliferation in response to ConA and MBP in splenocyte cultures from aged compared with young rats could be, at least partly, associated with an enhanced splenic expression of iNOS mRNA in aged rats. Thus, the study suggests that age-associated changes leading to entrapping of activated CD4+ cells in the spleen could contribute to the restriction in development of EAE in aged rats. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
PB  - Elsevier Science Bv, Amsterdam
T2  - Journal of Neuroimmunology
T1  - Age-related changes in spleen of Dark Agouti rats immunized for experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis
EP  - 135
SP  - 123
VL  - 278
DO  - 10.1016/j.jneuroim.2014.12.014
UR  - conv_354
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Đikić, Jasmina and Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana and Pilipović, Ivan and Kosec, Duško and Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena and Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica and Dimitrijević, Mirjana and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2015",
abstract = "The study was undertaken considering age-related changes in susceptibility to experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) and a putative role of spleen in pathogenesis of this disease. The phenotypic and functional characteristics of T splenocytes were examined in young (3-month-old), middle-aged (8-month-old) and aged (26-month-old) Dark Agouti rats immunized for EAE with rat spinal cord in complete Freund's adjuvant The rat susceptibility to EAE induction, as well as the number of activated CD4+CD134+ lymphocytes retrieved from their spinal cords progressively decreased with aging. To the contrary, in rats immunized for EAE the number of activated CD4+ splenocytes, i.e., CD4+CD134+, CD4+CD25+FoxP3 and CD4+CD40L+ cells, progressively increased with aging. This was associated with age-related increase in (i) CD4+ splenocyte surface expression of CD44, the molecule suggested to be involved in limiting emigration of encephalitogenic CD4+ cells from spleen into blood and (ii) frequency of regulatory T cells, including CD4+CD25+FoxP3 + cells, which are also shown to control encephalitogenic cell migration from spleen into the central nervous system. In favor of expansion of T-regulatory cell pool in aged rats was the greater concentration of IL-10 in unstimulated, Concanavalin A (ConA)- and myelin basic protein (MBP)-stimulated splenocyte cultures from aged rats compared with the corresponding cultures from young ones. Consistent with the age-related increase in the expression of CD44, which is shown to favor Th1 effector cell survival by interfering with CD95-mediated signaling, the frequency of apoptotic cells among CD4+ splenocytes, despite the greater frequency of CD95+ cells, was diminished in splenocyte cultures from aged compared with young rats. In addition, in control, as well as in ConA-and MBP-stimulated splenocyte cultures from aged rats, despite of impaired CD4+ cell proliferation, IFN-gamma concentrations were greater than in corresponding cultures from young rats. This most likely reflected increased abundance of IFN-gamma-producing cells in splenocyte cultures from aged compared with young rats. The diminished CD4+ cell proliferation in response to ConA and MBP in splenocyte cultures from aged compared with young rats could be, at least partly, associated with an enhanced splenic expression of iNOS mRNA in aged rats. Thus, the study suggests that age-associated changes leading to entrapping of activated CD4+ cells in the spleen could contribute to the restriction in development of EAE in aged rats. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.",
publisher = "Elsevier Science Bv, Amsterdam",
journal = "Journal of Neuroimmunology",
title = "Age-related changes in spleen of Dark Agouti rats immunized for experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis",
pages = "135-123",
volume = "278",
doi = "10.1016/j.jneuroim.2014.12.014",
url = "conv_354"
}
Đikić, J., Nacka-Aleksić, M., Pilipović, I., Kosec, D., Arsenović-Ranin, N., Stojić-Vukanić, Z., Dimitrijević, M.,& Leposavić, G.. (2015). Age-related changes in spleen of Dark Agouti rats immunized for experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. in Journal of Neuroimmunology
Elsevier Science Bv, Amsterdam., 278, 123-135.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneuroim.2014.12.014
conv_354
Đikić J, Nacka-Aleksić M, Pilipović I, Kosec D, Arsenović-Ranin N, Stojić-Vukanić Z, Dimitrijević M, Leposavić G. Age-related changes in spleen of Dark Agouti rats immunized for experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. in Journal of Neuroimmunology. 2015;278:123-135.
doi:10.1016/j.jneuroim.2014.12.014
conv_354 .
Đikić, Jasmina, Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana, Pilipović, Ivan, Kosec, Duško, Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena, Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica, Dimitrijević, Mirjana, Leposavić, Gordana, "Age-related changes in spleen of Dark Agouti rats immunized for experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis" in Journal of Neuroimmunology, 278 (2015):123-135,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneuroim.2014.12.014 .,
conv_354 .
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Male rats develop more severe experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis than female rats: Sexual dimorphism and diergism at the spinal cord level

Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana; Đikić, Jasmina; Pilipović, Ivan; Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica; Kosec, Duško; Bufan, Biljana; Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena; Dimitrijević, Mirjana; Leposavić, Gordana

(Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science, San Diego, 2015)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana
AU  - Đikić, Jasmina
AU  - Pilipović, Ivan
AU  - Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica
AU  - Kosec, Duško
AU  - Bufan, Biljana
AU  - Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena
AU  - Dimitrijević, Mirjana
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2015
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/427
AB  - Compared with females, male Dark Agouti (DA) rats immunized for experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) with rat spinal cord homogenate in complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA) exhibited lower incidence of the disease, but the maximal neurological deficit was greater in the animals that developed the disease. Consistently, at the peak of the disease greater number of reactivated CD4+CD134+CD45RC- T lymphocytes was retrieved from male rat spinal cord. Their microglia/-macrophages were more activated and produced greater amount of prototypic proinflammatory cytokines in vitro. Additionally, oppositely to the expression of mRNAs for IL-12/p35, IL-10 and IL-27/p28, the expression of mRNA for IL-23/p19 was upregulated in male rat spinal cord mononuclear cells. Consequently, the IL-17+:IFN-gamma+ cell ratio within T lymphocytes from their spinal cord was skewed towards IL-17+ cells. Within this subpopulation, the IL-17+IFN-gamma+:IL-1 7+IL-10+ cell ratio was shifted towards IL-17+IFN-gamma+ cells, which have prominent tissue damaging capacity. This was associated with an upregulated expression of mRNAs for IL-1 beta and IL-6, but downregulated TGF-beta mRNA expression in male rat spinal cord mononuclear cells. The enhanced GM-CSF mRNA expression in these cells supported the greater pathogenicity of IL-17+ T lymphocytes infiltrating male spinal cord. In the inductive phase of the disease, contrary to the draining lymph node, in the spinal cord the frequency of CD 134+ cells among CD4+ T lymphocytes and the frequency of IL-17+ cells among T lymphocytes were greater in male than in female rats. This most likely reflected an enhanced transmigration of mononuclear cells into the spinal cord (judging by the lesser spinal cord CXCL12 mRNA expression), the greater frequency of activated microglia/macrophages and the increased expression of mRNAs for Th17 polarizing cytokines in male rat spinal cord mononuclear cells. Collectively, the results showed cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the target organ specific sexual dimorphism in the T lymphocyte-dependent immune/inflammatory response, and suggested a substantial role for the target organ in shaping the sexually dimorphic clinical outcome of EAE. (C) 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
PB  - Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science, San Diego
T2  - Brain Behavior and Immunity
T1  - Male rats develop more severe experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis than female rats: Sexual dimorphism and diergism at the spinal cord level
EP  - 118
SP  - 101
VL  - 49
DO  - 10.1016/j.bbi.2015.04.017
UR  - conv_367
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana and Đikić, Jasmina and Pilipović, Ivan and Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica and Kosec, Duško and Bufan, Biljana and Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena and Dimitrijević, Mirjana and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2015",
abstract = "Compared with females, male Dark Agouti (DA) rats immunized for experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) with rat spinal cord homogenate in complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA) exhibited lower incidence of the disease, but the maximal neurological deficit was greater in the animals that developed the disease. Consistently, at the peak of the disease greater number of reactivated CD4+CD134+CD45RC- T lymphocytes was retrieved from male rat spinal cord. Their microglia/-macrophages were more activated and produced greater amount of prototypic proinflammatory cytokines in vitro. Additionally, oppositely to the expression of mRNAs for IL-12/p35, IL-10 and IL-27/p28, the expression of mRNA for IL-23/p19 was upregulated in male rat spinal cord mononuclear cells. Consequently, the IL-17+:IFN-gamma+ cell ratio within T lymphocytes from their spinal cord was skewed towards IL-17+ cells. Within this subpopulation, the IL-17+IFN-gamma+:IL-1 7+IL-10+ cell ratio was shifted towards IL-17+IFN-gamma+ cells, which have prominent tissue damaging capacity. This was associated with an upregulated expression of mRNAs for IL-1 beta and IL-6, but downregulated TGF-beta mRNA expression in male rat spinal cord mononuclear cells. The enhanced GM-CSF mRNA expression in these cells supported the greater pathogenicity of IL-17+ T lymphocytes infiltrating male spinal cord. In the inductive phase of the disease, contrary to the draining lymph node, in the spinal cord the frequency of CD 134+ cells among CD4+ T lymphocytes and the frequency of IL-17+ cells among T lymphocytes were greater in male than in female rats. This most likely reflected an enhanced transmigration of mononuclear cells into the spinal cord (judging by the lesser spinal cord CXCL12 mRNA expression), the greater frequency of activated microglia/macrophages and the increased expression of mRNAs for Th17 polarizing cytokines in male rat spinal cord mononuclear cells. Collectively, the results showed cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the target organ specific sexual dimorphism in the T lymphocyte-dependent immune/inflammatory response, and suggested a substantial role for the target organ in shaping the sexually dimorphic clinical outcome of EAE. (C) 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.",
publisher = "Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science, San Diego",
journal = "Brain Behavior and Immunity",
title = "Male rats develop more severe experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis than female rats: Sexual dimorphism and diergism at the spinal cord level",
pages = "118-101",
volume = "49",
doi = "10.1016/j.bbi.2015.04.017",
url = "conv_367"
}
Nacka-Aleksić, M., Đikić, J., Pilipović, I., Stojić-Vukanić, Z., Kosec, D., Bufan, B., Arsenović-Ranin, N., Dimitrijević, M.,& Leposavić, G.. (2015). Male rats develop more severe experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis than female rats: Sexual dimorphism and diergism at the spinal cord level. in Brain Behavior and Immunity
Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science, San Diego., 49, 101-118.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2015.04.017
conv_367
Nacka-Aleksić M, Đikić J, Pilipović I, Stojić-Vukanić Z, Kosec D, Bufan B, Arsenović-Ranin N, Dimitrijević M, Leposavić G. Male rats develop more severe experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis than female rats: Sexual dimorphism and diergism at the spinal cord level. in Brain Behavior and Immunity. 2015;49:101-118.
doi:10.1016/j.bbi.2015.04.017
conv_367 .
Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana, Đikić, Jasmina, Pilipović, Ivan, Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica, Kosec, Duško, Bufan, Biljana, Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena, Dimitrijević, Mirjana, Leposavić, Gordana, "Male rats develop more severe experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis than female rats: Sexual dimorphism and diergism at the spinal cord level" in Brain Behavior and Immunity, 49 (2015):101-118,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2015.04.017 .,
conv_367 .
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Peritoneal exudate cells from long-lived rats exhibit increased IL-10/IL-1 beta expression ratio and preserved NO/urea ratio following LPS-stimulation in vitro

Dimitrijević, Mirjana; Aleksić, Iva; Vujić, Vesna; Stanojević, Stanislava; Pilipović, Ivan; von Hoersten, Stephan; Leposavić, Gordana

(Springer, Dordrecht, 2014)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Dimitrijević, Mirjana
AU  - Aleksić, Iva
AU  - Vujić, Vesna
AU  - Stanojević, Stanislava
AU  - Pilipović, Ivan
AU  - von Hoersten, Stephan
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2014
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/397
AB  - In humans, usual aging, differently from successful aging, is associated with deregulation of proinflammatory/anti-inflammatory cytokine balance. The corresponding data from rat studies are limited. Therefore, we examined (i) cytokine messenger RNA (mRNA) profile of fresh peritoneal cells from 6-(adult), 24-(old), and 31-month-old (long-lived) AO rats and (ii) proinflammatory (IL-1 beta and IL-6) and antiinflammatory (IL-10) cytokine, NO, and urea production in their LPS-stimulated cultures. Comparing with adult rats, cells from old ones expressed lower amount of TNF-alpha and IL-6 mRNAs, but greater amount of IL-1 beta mRNA. On the other hand, cells fromlong-lived rats exhibited a dramatic increase in IL-10 mRNA expression followed by diminished TNF-alpha and IL-6 mRNA expression, and comparable expression of IL-1 beta mRNA relative to adult rats. Consequently, IL-10/IL-1 beta mRNA ratio was greater in cells from long-lived rats than in adult and old rats. In LPS-stimulated peritoneal cell cultures (contained = 95 % macrophages) from old rats, concentration of common proinflammatory cytokines was higher than in those from adult rats. Comparing with adult and old rats, in LPS-stimulated macrophage cultures from long-lived rats, TNF-alpha and IL-6 concentrations were lower; IL-1 beta concentration was comparable or greater (in respect to adult rats), whereas that of IL-10 was strikingly higher. Consistently, in macrophage cultures from long-lived rats, NO (iNOS activity marker)/urea (arginase activity marker) ratio was less and not different from that in old and adult rats, respectively. The study suggests that macrophages from longlived rats, differently from those of old ones, have substantial ability to limit proinflammatory mediator production, which may contribute to their longevity.
PB  - Springer, Dordrecht
T2  - AGE
T1  - Peritoneal exudate cells from long-lived rats exhibit increased IL-10/IL-1 beta expression ratio and preserved NO/urea ratio following LPS-stimulation in vitro
IS  - 4
VL  - 36
DO  - 10.1007/s11357-014-9696-2
UR  - conv_345
ER  - 
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author = "Dimitrijević, Mirjana and Aleksić, Iva and Vujić, Vesna and Stanojević, Stanislava and Pilipović, Ivan and von Hoersten, Stephan and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2014",
abstract = "In humans, usual aging, differently from successful aging, is associated with deregulation of proinflammatory/anti-inflammatory cytokine balance. The corresponding data from rat studies are limited. Therefore, we examined (i) cytokine messenger RNA (mRNA) profile of fresh peritoneal cells from 6-(adult), 24-(old), and 31-month-old (long-lived) AO rats and (ii) proinflammatory (IL-1 beta and IL-6) and antiinflammatory (IL-10) cytokine, NO, and urea production in their LPS-stimulated cultures. Comparing with adult rats, cells from old ones expressed lower amount of TNF-alpha and IL-6 mRNAs, but greater amount of IL-1 beta mRNA. On the other hand, cells fromlong-lived rats exhibited a dramatic increase in IL-10 mRNA expression followed by diminished TNF-alpha and IL-6 mRNA expression, and comparable expression of IL-1 beta mRNA relative to adult rats. Consequently, IL-10/IL-1 beta mRNA ratio was greater in cells from long-lived rats than in adult and old rats. In LPS-stimulated peritoneal cell cultures (contained = 95 % macrophages) from old rats, concentration of common proinflammatory cytokines was higher than in those from adult rats. Comparing with adult and old rats, in LPS-stimulated macrophage cultures from long-lived rats, TNF-alpha and IL-6 concentrations were lower; IL-1 beta concentration was comparable or greater (in respect to adult rats), whereas that of IL-10 was strikingly higher. Consistently, in macrophage cultures from long-lived rats, NO (iNOS activity marker)/urea (arginase activity marker) ratio was less and not different from that in old and adult rats, respectively. The study suggests that macrophages from longlived rats, differently from those of old ones, have substantial ability to limit proinflammatory mediator production, which may contribute to their longevity.",
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journal = "AGE",
title = "Peritoneal exudate cells from long-lived rats exhibit increased IL-10/IL-1 beta expression ratio and preserved NO/urea ratio following LPS-stimulation in vitro",
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Dimitrijević, M., Aleksić, I., Vujić, V., Stanojević, S., Pilipović, I., von Hoersten, S.,& Leposavić, G.. (2014). Peritoneal exudate cells from long-lived rats exhibit increased IL-10/IL-1 beta expression ratio and preserved NO/urea ratio following LPS-stimulation in vitro. in AGE
Springer, Dordrecht., 36(4).
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11357-014-9696-2
conv_345
Dimitrijević M, Aleksić I, Vujić V, Stanojević S, Pilipović I, von Hoersten S, Leposavić G. Peritoneal exudate cells from long-lived rats exhibit increased IL-10/IL-1 beta expression ratio and preserved NO/urea ratio following LPS-stimulation in vitro. in AGE. 2014;36(4).
doi:10.1007/s11357-014-9696-2
conv_345 .
Dimitrijević, Mirjana, Aleksić, Iva, Vujić, Vesna, Stanojević, Stanislava, Pilipović, Ivan, von Hoersten, Stephan, Leposavić, Gordana, "Peritoneal exudate cells from long-lived rats exhibit increased IL-10/IL-1 beta expression ratio and preserved NO/urea ratio following LPS-stimulation in vitro" in AGE, 36, no. 4 (2014),
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11357-014-9696-2 .,
conv_345 .
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Aging oppositely affects TNF-alpha and IL-10 production by macrophages from different rat strains

Dimitrijević, Mirjana; Stanojević, Stanislava; Vujić, Vesna; Aleksić, Iva; Pilipović, Ivan; Leposavić, Gordana

(Springer, New York, 2014)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Dimitrijević, Mirjana
AU  - Stanojević, Stanislava
AU  - Vujić, Vesna
AU  - Aleksić, Iva
AU  - Pilipović, Ivan
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2014
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/402
AB  - Altered functions of macrophages with aging contribute to impairment of both innate and adaptive immunity in the elderly. The present study aimed to examine strain specificity of age-related changes in the phenotypic and functional characteristics of macrophages from DA and AO rats, which differ in average life span. Resident peritoneal macrophages from young (10-12 weeks old) and aged (98-104 weeks old) rats were tested for: (a) the surface expression of TLR4 and CD14; (b) the basal and LPS-induced production of TNF-alpha and IL-10; and (c) the basal and LPS-induced activity of iNOS and arginase, by measuring the levels of NO and urea, respectively, in the culture supernatants. Aging elevated TLR4 macrophage surface density in rats of both strains. Conversely, the age-related decrease in the surface density of CD14 co-receptor was detected only on macrophages from aged DA rats. Accordingly, with aging in DA rats, contrary to AO rats, upon LPS-stimulation both TNF-alpha and IL-10 levels decreased in culture supernatants. However, in rats of both strains TNF-alpha stimulation index (LPS-induced over basal production) remained stable with aging, but it was significantly greater in AO rats. Furthermore, with aging, IL-10 stimulation index decreased and increased in DA and AO rats, respectively. Age-related shift in urea stimulation index complied with the changes of IL-10 stimulation index during aging. In conclusion, the study suggests that the preserved ability of macrophages from aged AO rats to synthesize not only proinflammatory TNF-alpha, but also immunoregulatory IL-10 cytokine most likely contributes to their longer average life compared with DA rats.
PB  - Springer, New York
T2  - Biogerontology
T1  - Aging oppositely affects TNF-alpha and IL-10 production by macrophages from different rat strains
EP  - 486
IS  - 5
SP  - 475
VL  - 15
DO  - 10.1007/s10522-014-9513-4
UR  - conv_340
ER  - 
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author = "Dimitrijević, Mirjana and Stanojević, Stanislava and Vujić, Vesna and Aleksić, Iva and Pilipović, Ivan and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2014",
abstract = "Altered functions of macrophages with aging contribute to impairment of both innate and adaptive immunity in the elderly. The present study aimed to examine strain specificity of age-related changes in the phenotypic and functional characteristics of macrophages from DA and AO rats, which differ in average life span. Resident peritoneal macrophages from young (10-12 weeks old) and aged (98-104 weeks old) rats were tested for: (a) the surface expression of TLR4 and CD14; (b) the basal and LPS-induced production of TNF-alpha and IL-10; and (c) the basal and LPS-induced activity of iNOS and arginase, by measuring the levels of NO and urea, respectively, in the culture supernatants. Aging elevated TLR4 macrophage surface density in rats of both strains. Conversely, the age-related decrease in the surface density of CD14 co-receptor was detected only on macrophages from aged DA rats. Accordingly, with aging in DA rats, contrary to AO rats, upon LPS-stimulation both TNF-alpha and IL-10 levels decreased in culture supernatants. However, in rats of both strains TNF-alpha stimulation index (LPS-induced over basal production) remained stable with aging, but it was significantly greater in AO rats. Furthermore, with aging, IL-10 stimulation index decreased and increased in DA and AO rats, respectively. Age-related shift in urea stimulation index complied with the changes of IL-10 stimulation index during aging. In conclusion, the study suggests that the preserved ability of macrophages from aged AO rats to synthesize not only proinflammatory TNF-alpha, but also immunoregulatory IL-10 cytokine most likely contributes to their longer average life compared with DA rats.",
publisher = "Springer, New York",
journal = "Biogerontology",
title = "Aging oppositely affects TNF-alpha and IL-10 production by macrophages from different rat strains",
pages = "486-475",
number = "5",
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Dimitrijević, M., Stanojević, S., Vujić, V., Aleksić, I., Pilipović, I.,& Leposavić, G.. (2014). Aging oppositely affects TNF-alpha and IL-10 production by macrophages from different rat strains. in Biogerontology
Springer, New York., 15(5), 475-486.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10522-014-9513-4
conv_340
Dimitrijević M, Stanojević S, Vujić V, Aleksić I, Pilipović I, Leposavić G. Aging oppositely affects TNF-alpha and IL-10 production by macrophages from different rat strains. in Biogerontology. 2014;15(5):475-486.
doi:10.1007/s10522-014-9513-4
conv_340 .
Dimitrijević, Mirjana, Stanojević, Stanislava, Vujić, Vesna, Aleksić, Iva, Pilipović, Ivan, Leposavić, Gordana, "Aging oppositely affects TNF-alpha and IL-10 production by macrophages from different rat strains" in Biogerontology, 15, no. 5 (2014):475-486,
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10522-014-9513-4 .,
conv_340 .
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Age-associated changes in rat immune system: Lessons learned from experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis

Đikić, Jasmina; Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana; Pilipović, Ivan; Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica; Bufan, Biljana; Kosec, Duško; Dimitrijević, Mirjana; Leposavić, Gordana

(Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford, 2014)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Đikić, Jasmina
AU  - Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana
AU  - Pilipović, Ivan
AU  - Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica
AU  - Bufan, Biljana
AU  - Kosec, Duško
AU  - Dimitrijević, Mirjana
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2014
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/406
AB  - Aging is associated with the decline in immune response to infectious agents and tumors and increasing risk of autoimmunity, but the incidence of autoimmune diseases does not increase in the elderly. To elucidate the cellular and molecular mechanisms influencing clinical expression of autoimmunity in aged animals, the phenotypic and functional characteristics of mononuclear cells isolated from the spinal cords of 3-month-old (young) and 26-month-old (aged) Dark Agouti rats immunized to induce experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) - the model of multiple sclerosis, the most common autoimmune disease of the central nervous system, were examined. Aged rats were less susceptible to EAE induction, and the neurological and histological picture was milder in those rats which developed the clinically manifested disease. At the peak of the disease, several times fewer mononuclear cells and T lymphocytes were isolated from the spinal cords of aged rats compared with the young ones. The frequency of CD4+ cells among TCR alpha beta+ lymphocytes, as well as that of reactivated CD134(OX40)+ cells within its CD4+ T-lymphocyte subpopulation, was less in spinal cords of aged compared with young rats. Additionally, CD134 surface density on CD4+ lymphocytes was decreased in the spinal cord of aged rats. The changes in CD134 expression most likely reflected in part age-related intrinsic changes in CD4+ lymphocytes as the expression of this molecule was also impaired on in vitro stimulated naive CD4+ splenocytes from aged rats compared with young animals. In addition, greater frequency of CD8+ lymphocytes with regulatory phenotypes could also contribute to impaired CD4+ cell reactivation in aged rats. The increased apoptosis of CD4+ cells from aged rats was consistent with their impaired reactivation and it was accompanied by the greater frequency of CD4+CD11b+CD45(int/high) cells, which are supposed to be actively engaged in apoptotic cell phagocytosis and to have immunoregulatory properties. Compared with young rats, following short-term PMA and ionomycin stimulation in vitro, the frequency of IL-17+ and IFN-gamma+CD4+ T lymphocytes among the spinal cord mononuclear cells from aged rats and the cytokine expression density on a per lymphocyte basis were reduced. Additionally, the increase in the proportion of autoregulatory IL-17+IL-10+ cells on the account of proinflammatory IL-17+IFN-gamma+ cells within IL-17+ lymphocytes suggested their lower pathogenic capacity in aged rats. This most likely reflected alterations in the aged rat spinal cord cytokine milieu, which were mirrored in a diminished expression of IL-1 beta mRNA followed by an enhanced expression of IL-6 and TGF-beta mRNA. Overall, the study points to age-related changes in T lymphocytes and other cells from the spinal cord infiltrate which could contribute to the decreased susceptibility of aged rats to the induction of EAE. (C) 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
PB  - Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford
T2  - Experimental Gerontology
T1  - Age-associated changes in rat immune system: Lessons learned from experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis
EP  - 197
SP  - 179
VL  - 58
DO  - 10.1016/j.exger.2014.08.005
UR  - conv_346
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Đikić, Jasmina and Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana and Pilipović, Ivan and Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica and Bufan, Biljana and Kosec, Duško and Dimitrijević, Mirjana and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2014",
abstract = "Aging is associated with the decline in immune response to infectious agents and tumors and increasing risk of autoimmunity, but the incidence of autoimmune diseases does not increase in the elderly. To elucidate the cellular and molecular mechanisms influencing clinical expression of autoimmunity in aged animals, the phenotypic and functional characteristics of mononuclear cells isolated from the spinal cords of 3-month-old (young) and 26-month-old (aged) Dark Agouti rats immunized to induce experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) - the model of multiple sclerosis, the most common autoimmune disease of the central nervous system, were examined. Aged rats were less susceptible to EAE induction, and the neurological and histological picture was milder in those rats which developed the clinically manifested disease. At the peak of the disease, several times fewer mononuclear cells and T lymphocytes were isolated from the spinal cords of aged rats compared with the young ones. The frequency of CD4+ cells among TCR alpha beta+ lymphocytes, as well as that of reactivated CD134(OX40)+ cells within its CD4+ T-lymphocyte subpopulation, was less in spinal cords of aged compared with young rats. Additionally, CD134 surface density on CD4+ lymphocytes was decreased in the spinal cord of aged rats. The changes in CD134 expression most likely reflected in part age-related intrinsic changes in CD4+ lymphocytes as the expression of this molecule was also impaired on in vitro stimulated naive CD4+ splenocytes from aged rats compared with young animals. In addition, greater frequency of CD8+ lymphocytes with regulatory phenotypes could also contribute to impaired CD4+ cell reactivation in aged rats. The increased apoptosis of CD4+ cells from aged rats was consistent with their impaired reactivation and it was accompanied by the greater frequency of CD4+CD11b+CD45(int/high) cells, which are supposed to be actively engaged in apoptotic cell phagocytosis and to have immunoregulatory properties. Compared with young rats, following short-term PMA and ionomycin stimulation in vitro, the frequency of IL-17+ and IFN-gamma+CD4+ T lymphocytes among the spinal cord mononuclear cells from aged rats and the cytokine expression density on a per lymphocyte basis were reduced. Additionally, the increase in the proportion of autoregulatory IL-17+IL-10+ cells on the account of proinflammatory IL-17+IFN-gamma+ cells within IL-17+ lymphocytes suggested their lower pathogenic capacity in aged rats. This most likely reflected alterations in the aged rat spinal cord cytokine milieu, which were mirrored in a diminished expression of IL-1 beta mRNA followed by an enhanced expression of IL-6 and TGF-beta mRNA. Overall, the study points to age-related changes in T lymphocytes and other cells from the spinal cord infiltrate which could contribute to the decreased susceptibility of aged rats to the induction of EAE. (C) 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.",
publisher = "Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford",
journal = "Experimental Gerontology",
title = "Age-associated changes in rat immune system: Lessons learned from experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis",
pages = "197-179",
volume = "58",
doi = "10.1016/j.exger.2014.08.005",
url = "conv_346"
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Đikić, J., Nacka-Aleksić, M., Pilipović, I., Stojić-Vukanić, Z., Bufan, B., Kosec, D., Dimitrijević, M.,& Leposavić, G.. (2014). Age-associated changes in rat immune system: Lessons learned from experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. in Experimental Gerontology
Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford., 58, 179-197.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exger.2014.08.005
conv_346
Đikić J, Nacka-Aleksić M, Pilipović I, Stojić-Vukanić Z, Bufan B, Kosec D, Dimitrijević M, Leposavić G. Age-associated changes in rat immune system: Lessons learned from experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. in Experimental Gerontology. 2014;58:179-197.
doi:10.1016/j.exger.2014.08.005
conv_346 .
Đikić, Jasmina, Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana, Pilipović, Ivan, Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica, Bufan, Biljana, Kosec, Duško, Dimitrijević, Mirjana, Leposavić, Gordana, "Age-associated changes in rat immune system: Lessons learned from experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis" in Experimental Gerontology, 58 (2014):179-197,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exger.2014.08.005 .,
conv_346 .
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Strain-specific differences in age-related changes in rat susceptibility to experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis and dendritic cell cytokine gene expression

Bufan, Biljana; Đikić, Jasmina; Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana; Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica; Dimitrijević, Mirjana; Leposavić, Gordana

(Društvo genetičara Srbije, Beograd, 2014)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Bufan, Biljana
AU  - Đikić, Jasmina
AU  - Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana
AU  - Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica
AU  - Dimitrijević, Mirjana
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2014
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/401
AB  - Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) is an animal model of multiple sclerosis, a prototype of Th1/Th17-mediated organ-specific autoimmune disease. In the rat, susceptibility to development of these diseases is shown to be strain-and age-dependent. In adult rats of distinct strains, it correlates with splenic dendritic cell (DC) subset composition, which also exhibit age-related changes. The aim of this study was to examine influence of aging on: i) Albino Oxford (relatively resistant to EAE) and Dark Agouti (susceptible to EAE) rat development of EAE and ii) their splenic conventional (OX62+) DC population in respect to its subset composition and expression of mRNAs for proinflammatory and immunosuppressive cytokines. We used 3-month-old (young) and 26-month-old (aged) rats of AO and DA strain. The rats were immunized for EAE with rat spinal cord homogenate in complete Freund's adjuvant and clinical course of the disease was followed. Fresh OX62+DCs were examined for the expression of CD4 (using flow cytometry) and genes encoding cytokines influencing DC activation/maturation (TNF-alpha and IL-6) using RT-PCR. Additionally, in vitro lipopolysaccharide (LPS) activated/matured DCs were examined for the expression of genes encoding cytokines controlling Th1/Th17 cell polarization using RT-PCR. With aging, AO rats became more susceptible, whereas DA rats largely lose their susceptibility to the induction of EAE. In AO rats aging shifted CD4+: CD4-DC ratio towards CD4- cells, producing large amount of proinflammatory cytokines, whereas in DA rats CD4+: CD4-DC ratio remained stable with aging. In fresh DCs from rats of both the strains the expression of TNF-alpha mRNA increased with aging, whereas that of IL-6 mRNA decreased and increased in DCs from AO and DA rats, respectively. Following in vitro LPS stimulation OX62+ DCs from aged AO rats up-regulated the expression of mRNA for IL-23p19 (specific subunit of IL-23; crucial for sustained IL-17 production) and IL-1 beta (positive IL-17 regulator), whereas down-regulated the expression of IL-10 (negative IL-17 regulator) when compared with young strain-matched rats. In DA rats aging incresed IL-23p19 mRNA expression in LPS-stimulated DCs, whereas exerted the opposing effects on the expression of mRNAs for IL-10 and IL-1 beta compared to AO rats. Irrespective of the rat strain, aging did not influence mRNA expression for IL-12p35 (driving Th1 polarization) in DCs. Overall, results suggest role of changes in the expression of genes encoding proinflammatory and immunosuppressive cytokines in development of age-related alterations in rat susceptibility to EAE induction.
PB  - Društvo genetičara Srbije, Beograd
T2  - Genetika-Belgrade
T1  - Strain-specific differences in age-related changes in rat susceptibility to experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis and dendritic cell cytokine gene expression
EP  - 301
IS  - 1
SP  - 287
VL  - 46
DO  - 10.2298/GENSR1401287B
UR  - conv_339
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Bufan, Biljana and Đikić, Jasmina and Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana and Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica and Dimitrijević, Mirjana and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2014",
abstract = "Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) is an animal model of multiple sclerosis, a prototype of Th1/Th17-mediated organ-specific autoimmune disease. In the rat, susceptibility to development of these diseases is shown to be strain-and age-dependent. In adult rats of distinct strains, it correlates with splenic dendritic cell (DC) subset composition, which also exhibit age-related changes. The aim of this study was to examine influence of aging on: i) Albino Oxford (relatively resistant to EAE) and Dark Agouti (susceptible to EAE) rat development of EAE and ii) their splenic conventional (OX62+) DC population in respect to its subset composition and expression of mRNAs for proinflammatory and immunosuppressive cytokines. We used 3-month-old (young) and 26-month-old (aged) rats of AO and DA strain. The rats were immunized for EAE with rat spinal cord homogenate in complete Freund's adjuvant and clinical course of the disease was followed. Fresh OX62+DCs were examined for the expression of CD4 (using flow cytometry) and genes encoding cytokines influencing DC activation/maturation (TNF-alpha and IL-6) using RT-PCR. Additionally, in vitro lipopolysaccharide (LPS) activated/matured DCs were examined for the expression of genes encoding cytokines controlling Th1/Th17 cell polarization using RT-PCR. With aging, AO rats became more susceptible, whereas DA rats largely lose their susceptibility to the induction of EAE. In AO rats aging shifted CD4+: CD4-DC ratio towards CD4- cells, producing large amount of proinflammatory cytokines, whereas in DA rats CD4+: CD4-DC ratio remained stable with aging. In fresh DCs from rats of both the strains the expression of TNF-alpha mRNA increased with aging, whereas that of IL-6 mRNA decreased and increased in DCs from AO and DA rats, respectively. Following in vitro LPS stimulation OX62+ DCs from aged AO rats up-regulated the expression of mRNA for IL-23p19 (specific subunit of IL-23; crucial for sustained IL-17 production) and IL-1 beta (positive IL-17 regulator), whereas down-regulated the expression of IL-10 (negative IL-17 regulator) when compared with young strain-matched rats. In DA rats aging incresed IL-23p19 mRNA expression in LPS-stimulated DCs, whereas exerted the opposing effects on the expression of mRNAs for IL-10 and IL-1 beta compared to AO rats. Irrespective of the rat strain, aging did not influence mRNA expression for IL-12p35 (driving Th1 polarization) in DCs. Overall, results suggest role of changes in the expression of genes encoding proinflammatory and immunosuppressive cytokines in development of age-related alterations in rat susceptibility to EAE induction.",
publisher = "Društvo genetičara Srbije, Beograd",
journal = "Genetika-Belgrade",
title = "Strain-specific differences in age-related changes in rat susceptibility to experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis and dendritic cell cytokine gene expression",
pages = "301-287",
number = "1",
volume = "46",
doi = "10.2298/GENSR1401287B",
url = "conv_339"
}
Bufan, B., Đikić, J., Nacka-Aleksić, M., Stojić-Vukanić, Z., Dimitrijević, M.,& Leposavić, G.. (2014). Strain-specific differences in age-related changes in rat susceptibility to experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis and dendritic cell cytokine gene expression. in Genetika-Belgrade
Društvo genetičara Srbije, Beograd., 46(1), 287-301.
https://doi.org/10.2298/GENSR1401287B
conv_339
Bufan B, Đikić J, Nacka-Aleksić M, Stojić-Vukanić Z, Dimitrijević M, Leposavić G. Strain-specific differences in age-related changes in rat susceptibility to experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis and dendritic cell cytokine gene expression. in Genetika-Belgrade. 2014;46(1):287-301.
doi:10.2298/GENSR1401287B
conv_339 .
Bufan, Biljana, Đikić, Jasmina, Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana, Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica, Dimitrijević, Mirjana, Leposavić, Gordana, "Strain-specific differences in age-related changes in rat susceptibility to experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis and dendritic cell cytokine gene expression" in Genetika-Belgrade, 46, no. 1 (2014):287-301,
https://doi.org/10.2298/GENSR1401287B .,
conv_339 .
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Peritoneal mast cell degranulation differently affected thioglycollate-induced macrophage phenotype and activity in Dark Agouti and Albino Oxford rats

Stanojević, Stanislava; Kuštrimović, Nataša; Mitić, Katarina; Vujić, Vesna; Aleksić, Iva; Dimitrijević, Mirjana

(Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford, 2013)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Stanojević, Stanislava
AU  - Kuštrimović, Nataša
AU  - Mitić, Katarina
AU  - Vujić, Vesna
AU  - Aleksić, Iva
AU  - Dimitrijević, Mirjana
PY  - 2013
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/382
AB  - Aims: Macrophages are heterogeneous population of inflammatory cells and, in response to the microenvironment, become differentially activated. The objective of the study was to explore macrophage effector functions during different inflammatory conditions in two rat strains. Main methods: We have investigated the effects of in vivo treatment with mast cell-degranulating compound 48/80 and/or thioglycollate on peritoneal macrophage phagocytosis and capacity to secrete hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), tumor necrosis factor-alpha (INF-alpha) and nitric oxide (NO) in Dark Agouti (DA) and Albino Oxford (AO) rat strains. Besides, fresh peritoneal cells were examined for the expression of ED1, ED2 and CD86 molecules. Key findings: In thioglycollate-elicited macrophages, increased proportion of ED1 + cells was accompanied with elevated phagocytosis of zymosan (DA strain), whereas increased expression level of CD86 molecule on ED2 + macrophages matched elevated secretory capacity for H2O2, TNF-alpha and NO (AO rats). Although mast cell degranulation induced by compound 48/80 increased the percentages of ED2 + macrophages in both rat strains, the proportion of ED2 + cells expressing CD86 molecule was decreased and increased in DA and AO rats, respectively. Furthermore, in DA strain compound 48/80 diminished macrophage secretion of NO, but stimulated all macrophage functions tested in AO strain. If applied concomitantly, the compound 48/80 additively increased macrophage activity induced by thioglycollate in AO rats. Significance: Macrophages from DA and AO rat strains show different susceptibility to mediators released from mast cells, suggesting that strain-dependant predisposition(s) toward particular activation pattern is decisive for the macrophage efficacy in response to inflammatory agents. (c) 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
PB  - Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford
T2  - Life Sciences
T1  - Peritoneal mast cell degranulation differently affected thioglycollate-induced macrophage phenotype and activity in Dark Agouti and Albino Oxford rats
EP  - 572
IS  - 16
SP  - 564
VL  - 93
DO  - 10.1016/j.lfs.2013.08.021
UR  - conv_321
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Stanojević, Stanislava and Kuštrimović, Nataša and Mitić, Katarina and Vujić, Vesna and Aleksić, Iva and Dimitrijević, Mirjana",
year = "2013",
abstract = "Aims: Macrophages are heterogeneous population of inflammatory cells and, in response to the microenvironment, become differentially activated. The objective of the study was to explore macrophage effector functions during different inflammatory conditions in two rat strains. Main methods: We have investigated the effects of in vivo treatment with mast cell-degranulating compound 48/80 and/or thioglycollate on peritoneal macrophage phagocytosis and capacity to secrete hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), tumor necrosis factor-alpha (INF-alpha) and nitric oxide (NO) in Dark Agouti (DA) and Albino Oxford (AO) rat strains. Besides, fresh peritoneal cells were examined for the expression of ED1, ED2 and CD86 molecules. Key findings: In thioglycollate-elicited macrophages, increased proportion of ED1 + cells was accompanied with elevated phagocytosis of zymosan (DA strain), whereas increased expression level of CD86 molecule on ED2 + macrophages matched elevated secretory capacity for H2O2, TNF-alpha and NO (AO rats). Although mast cell degranulation induced by compound 48/80 increased the percentages of ED2 + macrophages in both rat strains, the proportion of ED2 + cells expressing CD86 molecule was decreased and increased in DA and AO rats, respectively. Furthermore, in DA strain compound 48/80 diminished macrophage secretion of NO, but stimulated all macrophage functions tested in AO strain. If applied concomitantly, the compound 48/80 additively increased macrophage activity induced by thioglycollate in AO rats. Significance: Macrophages from DA and AO rat strains show different susceptibility to mediators released from mast cells, suggesting that strain-dependant predisposition(s) toward particular activation pattern is decisive for the macrophage efficacy in response to inflammatory agents. (c) 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.",
publisher = "Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford",
journal = "Life Sciences",
title = "Peritoneal mast cell degranulation differently affected thioglycollate-induced macrophage phenotype and activity in Dark Agouti and Albino Oxford rats",
pages = "572-564",
number = "16",
volume = "93",
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Stanojević, S., Kuštrimović, N., Mitić, K., Vujić, V., Aleksić, I.,& Dimitrijević, M.. (2013). Peritoneal mast cell degranulation differently affected thioglycollate-induced macrophage phenotype and activity in Dark Agouti and Albino Oxford rats. in Life Sciences
Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford., 93(16), 564-572.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lfs.2013.08.021
conv_321
Stanojević S, Kuštrimović N, Mitić K, Vujić V, Aleksić I, Dimitrijević M. Peritoneal mast cell degranulation differently affected thioglycollate-induced macrophage phenotype and activity in Dark Agouti and Albino Oxford rats. in Life Sciences. 2013;93(16):564-572.
doi:10.1016/j.lfs.2013.08.021
conv_321 .
Stanojević, Stanislava, Kuštrimović, Nataša, Mitić, Katarina, Vujić, Vesna, Aleksić, Iva, Dimitrijević, Mirjana, "Peritoneal mast cell degranulation differently affected thioglycollate-induced macrophage phenotype and activity in Dark Agouti and Albino Oxford rats" in Life Sciences, 93, no. 16 (2013):564-572,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lfs.2013.08.021 .,
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The influence of aging and estradiol to progesterone ratio on rat macrophage phenotypic profile and NO and TNF-alpha production

Dimitrijević, Mirjana; Stanojević, Stanislava; Kuštrimović, Nataša; Mitić, Katarina; Vujić, Vesna; Aleksić, Iva; Radojević, Katarina; Leposavić, Gordana

(Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford, 2013)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Dimitrijević, Mirjana
AU  - Stanojević, Stanislava
AU  - Kuštrimović, Nataša
AU  - Mitić, Katarina
AU  - Vujić, Vesna
AU  - Aleksić, Iva
AU  - Radojević, Katarina
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2013
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/383
AB  - The phenotype and function of tissue macrophages substantially depend on the cellular milieu and biological effector molecules, such as steroid hormones, to which they are exposed. Furthermore, in female rats, aging is associated with the altered macrophage functioning and the increased estrogen level is followed by a decrease in that of progesterone. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate the influence of estradiol/progesterone balance on rat macrophage function and phenotype throughout whole adult lifespan. We ovariectomized rats at the late prepubertal age or at the very end of reproductive lifespan, and examined the expression of ED2 (CD163, a marker of mature resident macrophages related to secretion of inflammatory mediators) on peritoneal macrophages and their ability to produce TNF-alpha and NO upon LPS-stimulation at different age points. In addition, to delineate direct and indirect effects of estrogen, we assessed the in vitro influence of different concentrations of 17 beta-estradiol on LPS-induced macrophage TNF-alpha and NO production. Results showed that: ( a) the low frequency of ED2(high) cells amongst peritoneal macrophages of aged rats was accompanied with the reduced TNF-alpha, but not NO production; (b) estradiol level gradually increased following ovariectomy; (c) macrophage ED2 expression and TNF-alpha production were dependent on estradiol/progesterone balance and they changed in the same direction; (d) changes in estradiol/progesterone balance differentially affected macrophages TNF-alpha and NO production; and (e) estradiol exerted pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory effects on macrophages in vivo and in vitro, respectively. Overall, our study discloses that estradiol/progesterone balance contributes to the fine-tuning of rat macrophage secretory capacity, and adds to a better understanding of the ovarian steroid hormone role in the regulation of macrophage function, and its significance for the age-associated changes in innate immunity. (C) 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
PB  - Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford
T2  - Experimental Gerontology
T1  - The influence of aging and estradiol to progesterone ratio on rat macrophage phenotypic profile and NO and TNF-alpha production
EP  - 1254
IS  - 11
SP  - 1243
VL  - 48
DO  - 10.1016/j.exger.2013.07.001
UR  - conv_322
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Dimitrijević, Mirjana and Stanojević, Stanislava and Kuštrimović, Nataša and Mitić, Katarina and Vujić, Vesna and Aleksić, Iva and Radojević, Katarina and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2013",
abstract = "The phenotype and function of tissue macrophages substantially depend on the cellular milieu and biological effector molecules, such as steroid hormones, to which they are exposed. Furthermore, in female rats, aging is associated with the altered macrophage functioning and the increased estrogen level is followed by a decrease in that of progesterone. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate the influence of estradiol/progesterone balance on rat macrophage function and phenotype throughout whole adult lifespan. We ovariectomized rats at the late prepubertal age or at the very end of reproductive lifespan, and examined the expression of ED2 (CD163, a marker of mature resident macrophages related to secretion of inflammatory mediators) on peritoneal macrophages and their ability to produce TNF-alpha and NO upon LPS-stimulation at different age points. In addition, to delineate direct and indirect effects of estrogen, we assessed the in vitro influence of different concentrations of 17 beta-estradiol on LPS-induced macrophage TNF-alpha and NO production. Results showed that: ( a) the low frequency of ED2(high) cells amongst peritoneal macrophages of aged rats was accompanied with the reduced TNF-alpha, but not NO production; (b) estradiol level gradually increased following ovariectomy; (c) macrophage ED2 expression and TNF-alpha production were dependent on estradiol/progesterone balance and they changed in the same direction; (d) changes in estradiol/progesterone balance differentially affected macrophages TNF-alpha and NO production; and (e) estradiol exerted pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory effects on macrophages in vivo and in vitro, respectively. Overall, our study discloses that estradiol/progesterone balance contributes to the fine-tuning of rat macrophage secretory capacity, and adds to a better understanding of the ovarian steroid hormone role in the regulation of macrophage function, and its significance for the age-associated changes in innate immunity. (C) 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.",
publisher = "Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford",
journal = "Experimental Gerontology",
title = "The influence of aging and estradiol to progesterone ratio on rat macrophage phenotypic profile and NO and TNF-alpha production",
pages = "1254-1243",
number = "11",
volume = "48",
doi = "10.1016/j.exger.2013.07.001",
url = "conv_322"
}
Dimitrijević, M., Stanojević, S., Kuštrimović, N., Mitić, K., Vujić, V., Aleksić, I., Radojević, K.,& Leposavić, G.. (2013). The influence of aging and estradiol to progesterone ratio on rat macrophage phenotypic profile and NO and TNF-alpha production. in Experimental Gerontology
Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford., 48(11), 1243-1254.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exger.2013.07.001
conv_322
Dimitrijević M, Stanojević S, Kuštrimović N, Mitić K, Vujić V, Aleksić I, Radojević K, Leposavić G. The influence of aging and estradiol to progesterone ratio on rat macrophage phenotypic profile and NO and TNF-alpha production. in Experimental Gerontology. 2013;48(11):1243-1254.
doi:10.1016/j.exger.2013.07.001
conv_322 .
Dimitrijević, Mirjana, Stanojević, Stanislava, Kuštrimović, Nataša, Mitić, Katarina, Vujić, Vesna, Aleksić, Iva, Radojević, Katarina, Leposavić, Gordana, "The influence of aging and estradiol to progesterone ratio on rat macrophage phenotypic profile and NO and TNF-alpha production" in Experimental Gerontology, 48, no. 11 (2013):1243-1254,
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Adrenal hormone deprivation affects macrophage catecholamine metabolism and 2-adrenoceptor density, but not propranolol stimulation of tumour necrosis factor- production

Stanojević, Stanislava; Dimitrijević, Mirjana; Kuštrimović, Nataša; Mitić, Katarina; Vujić, Vesna; Leposavić, Gordana

(Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, 2013)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Stanojević, Stanislava
AU  - Dimitrijević, Mirjana
AU  - Kuštrimović, Nataša
AU  - Mitić, Katarina
AU  - Vujić, Vesna
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2013
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/389
AB  - New Findings center dot What is the central question of this study? Glucocorticoids modulate extraglandular catecholamine metabolism and adrenoceptor expression in many cell types. Catecholamines modulate the production of inflammatory mediators by macrophages. It was hypothesized that adrenal hormones affect tumour necrosis factor- production in rat macrophages by altering the autocrine/paracrine action of catecholamines. center dot What is the main finding and its importance? In rat macrophages, adrenalectomy increased tyrosine hydroxylase expression, decreased monoamine oxidase-A mRNA expression (due to the absence of adrenal catecholamines and glucocorticoids, respectively) and augmented 2-adrenoceptor expression (due to lack of adrenal catecholamines). However, notwithstanding these changes, propranolol treatment increased lipopolysaccharide-stimulated tumour necrosis factor- production in macrophages from adrenalectomized and non-operated rats to a similar extent. Catecholamines modulate the production of inflammatory mediators by macrophages in an autocrine/paracrine manner. They also tune 2-adrenoceptor expression. Glucocorticoids influence catecholamine metabolism and adrenoceptor expression in many cell types. We hypothesized that adrenal hormones affect the production of tumour necrosis factor- (TNF-) and NO by macrophages by altering the modulatory influence of catecholamines. To prove the hypothesis, peritoneal exudate macrophages from propranolol-treated non-operated and adrenalectomized rats and from corticosterone-supplemented adrenalectomized rats were examined for lipopolysaccharide-stimulated NO and TNF- production in vitro and for expression of 2-adrenoceptors and major catecholamine-metabolizing enzymes. Glucocorticoid deprivation increased NO production by macrophages, whereas 4 days of propranolol treatment was ineffective in this respect. However, propranolol treatment, via 2-adrenoceptor blockade, increased production of TNF- by macrophages in both non-operated and adrenalectomized rats (showing dramatically enhanced TNF- production due to a lack of circulating glucocorticoids) for the same value. The expression of 2-adrenoceptor was increased in peritoneal macrophages that were freshly isolated from non-operated, propranolol-treated and adrenalectomized rats (due to adrenal catecholamine deficiency). Propranolol did not affect macrophage 2-adrenoceptor expression in adrenalectomized rats. Given that propranolol increased the density of macrophage tyrosine hydroxylase expression only in non-operated rats and affected the mRNA expression of monoamine oxidase-A in neither non-operated nor adrenalectomized animals, a significant influence of propranolol on peritoneal exudate cell noradrenaline content was found only in non-operated rats. A lack of circulating adrenal hormones also affected noradrenaline metabolism and content in peritoneal exudate cells including macrophages. Collectively, despite differences in the abundance of macrophage catecholamine2-adrenoceptor system components and in the TNF- response to lipopolysaccharide between adrenalectomized and non-operated rats, propranolol increased TNF- production by the same amount in macrophages from these two groups of animals.
PB  - Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken
T2  - Experimental Physiology
T1  - Adrenal hormone deprivation affects macrophage catecholamine metabolism and 2-adrenoceptor density, but not propranolol stimulation of tumour necrosis factor- production
EP  - 678
IS  - 3
SP  - 665
VL  - 98
DO  - 10.1113/expphysiol.2012.070524
UR  - conv_301
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Stanojević, Stanislava and Dimitrijević, Mirjana and Kuštrimović, Nataša and Mitić, Katarina and Vujić, Vesna and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2013",
abstract = "New Findings center dot What is the central question of this study? Glucocorticoids modulate extraglandular catecholamine metabolism and adrenoceptor expression in many cell types. Catecholamines modulate the production of inflammatory mediators by macrophages. It was hypothesized that adrenal hormones affect tumour necrosis factor- production in rat macrophages by altering the autocrine/paracrine action of catecholamines. center dot What is the main finding and its importance? In rat macrophages, adrenalectomy increased tyrosine hydroxylase expression, decreased monoamine oxidase-A mRNA expression (due to the absence of adrenal catecholamines and glucocorticoids, respectively) and augmented 2-adrenoceptor expression (due to lack of adrenal catecholamines). However, notwithstanding these changes, propranolol treatment increased lipopolysaccharide-stimulated tumour necrosis factor- production in macrophages from adrenalectomized and non-operated rats to a similar extent. Catecholamines modulate the production of inflammatory mediators by macrophages in an autocrine/paracrine manner. They also tune 2-adrenoceptor expression. Glucocorticoids influence catecholamine metabolism and adrenoceptor expression in many cell types. We hypothesized that adrenal hormones affect the production of tumour necrosis factor- (TNF-) and NO by macrophages by altering the modulatory influence of catecholamines. To prove the hypothesis, peritoneal exudate macrophages from propranolol-treated non-operated and adrenalectomized rats and from corticosterone-supplemented adrenalectomized rats were examined for lipopolysaccharide-stimulated NO and TNF- production in vitro and for expression of 2-adrenoceptors and major catecholamine-metabolizing enzymes. Glucocorticoid deprivation increased NO production by macrophages, whereas 4 days of propranolol treatment was ineffective in this respect. However, propranolol treatment, via 2-adrenoceptor blockade, increased production of TNF- by macrophages in both non-operated and adrenalectomized rats (showing dramatically enhanced TNF- production due to a lack of circulating glucocorticoids) for the same value. The expression of 2-adrenoceptor was increased in peritoneal macrophages that were freshly isolated from non-operated, propranolol-treated and adrenalectomized rats (due to adrenal catecholamine deficiency). Propranolol did not affect macrophage 2-adrenoceptor expression in adrenalectomized rats. Given that propranolol increased the density of macrophage tyrosine hydroxylase expression only in non-operated rats and affected the mRNA expression of monoamine oxidase-A in neither non-operated nor adrenalectomized animals, a significant influence of propranolol on peritoneal exudate cell noradrenaline content was found only in non-operated rats. A lack of circulating adrenal hormones also affected noradrenaline metabolism and content in peritoneal exudate cells including macrophages. Collectively, despite differences in the abundance of macrophage catecholamine2-adrenoceptor system components and in the TNF- response to lipopolysaccharide between adrenalectomized and non-operated rats, propranolol increased TNF- production by the same amount in macrophages from these two groups of animals.",
publisher = "Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken",
journal = "Experimental Physiology",
title = "Adrenal hormone deprivation affects macrophage catecholamine metabolism and 2-adrenoceptor density, but not propranolol stimulation of tumour necrosis factor- production",
pages = "678-665",
number = "3",
volume = "98",
doi = "10.1113/expphysiol.2012.070524",
url = "conv_301"
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Stanojević, S., Dimitrijević, M., Kuštrimović, N., Mitić, K., Vujić, V.,& Leposavić, G.. (2013). Adrenal hormone deprivation affects macrophage catecholamine metabolism and 2-adrenoceptor density, but not propranolol stimulation of tumour necrosis factor- production. in Experimental Physiology
Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken., 98(3), 665-678.
https://doi.org/10.1113/expphysiol.2012.070524
conv_301
Stanojević S, Dimitrijević M, Kuštrimović N, Mitić K, Vujić V, Leposavić G. Adrenal hormone deprivation affects macrophage catecholamine metabolism and 2-adrenoceptor density, but not propranolol stimulation of tumour necrosis factor- production. in Experimental Physiology. 2013;98(3):665-678.
doi:10.1113/expphysiol.2012.070524
conv_301 .
Stanojević, Stanislava, Dimitrijević, Mirjana, Kuštrimović, Nataša, Mitić, Katarina, Vujić, Vesna, Leposavić, Gordana, "Adrenal hormone deprivation affects macrophage catecholamine metabolism and 2-adrenoceptor density, but not propranolol stimulation of tumour necrosis factor- production" in Experimental Physiology, 98, no. 3 (2013):665-678,
https://doi.org/10.1113/expphysiol.2012.070524 .,
conv_301 .
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