Blagojević, Veljko

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Comparison of Enzyme-Linked Lectin Sorbent Assay and Flow Cytometry for Profiling Microbial Glycans

Dragačević, Luka; Lopandić, Zorana; Gavrović-Jankulović, Marija; Živković, Irena; Blagojević, Veljko; Polović, Natalija; Minić, Rajna

(Springer, 2022)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Dragačević, Luka
AU  - Lopandić, Zorana
AU  - Gavrović-Jankulović, Marija
AU  - Živković, Irena
AU  - Blagojević, Veljko
AU  - Polović, Natalija
AU  - Minić, Rajna
PY  - 2022
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/621
AB  - The surface of microorganisms is covered with carbohydrates, which makes them unique, self-sustaining glycan probes. Lectins are able to bind to these probes, and this interaction can be exploited for selecting microorganisms or novel lectins. To examine lectin-microorganism interactions, we have previously developed an enzyme-linked lectin sorbent assay (ELLSA) with whole bacterial cells. To further test the validity of this methodology, here we compare it with flow cytometry. For this purpose, we used biotinylated recombinantly produced lectin from Musa acuminata (BanLec), this lectin’s recombinantly produced chimera with green fluorescent protein (BanLec-eGFP) and a lectin from Ricinus communis (RCA120), both biotinylated and FITC labeled. Parallel testing showed equivalent results for the two methods, in terms of the presence or absence of binding, with signal intensity yielding high Pearson correlation coefficient of 0.8 for BanLec and 0.95 for RCA120. The ELLSA method demonstrated multiple advantages, such as reliability and convenience for high-throughput analysis; it also required less lectin and yielded more consistent results. As such, ELLSA proved to be a useful tool for profiling microbial glycan structures or testing novel lectins.
PB  - Springer
T2  - Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
T1  - Comparison of Enzyme-Linked Lectin Sorbent Assay and Flow Cytometry for Profiling Microbial Glycans
EP  - 2060
SP  - 2047
VL  - 194
DO  - 10.1007/s12010-021-03772-w
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Dragačević, Luka and Lopandić, Zorana and Gavrović-Jankulović, Marija and Živković, Irena and Blagojević, Veljko and Polović, Natalija and Minić, Rajna",
year = "2022",
abstract = "The surface of microorganisms is covered with carbohydrates, which makes them unique, self-sustaining glycan probes. Lectins are able to bind to these probes, and this interaction can be exploited for selecting microorganisms or novel lectins. To examine lectin-microorganism interactions, we have previously developed an enzyme-linked lectin sorbent assay (ELLSA) with whole bacterial cells. To further test the validity of this methodology, here we compare it with flow cytometry. For this purpose, we used biotinylated recombinantly produced lectin from Musa acuminata (BanLec), this lectin’s recombinantly produced chimera with green fluorescent protein (BanLec-eGFP) and a lectin from Ricinus communis (RCA120), both biotinylated and FITC labeled. Parallel testing showed equivalent results for the two methods, in terms of the presence or absence of binding, with signal intensity yielding high Pearson correlation coefficient of 0.8 for BanLec and 0.95 for RCA120. The ELLSA method demonstrated multiple advantages, such as reliability and convenience for high-throughput analysis; it also required less lectin and yielded more consistent results. As such, ELLSA proved to be a useful tool for profiling microbial glycan structures or testing novel lectins.",
publisher = "Springer",
journal = "Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology",
title = "Comparison of Enzyme-Linked Lectin Sorbent Assay and Flow Cytometry for Profiling Microbial Glycans",
pages = "2060-2047",
volume = "194",
doi = "10.1007/s12010-021-03772-w"
}
Dragačević, L., Lopandić, Z., Gavrović-Jankulović, M., Živković, I., Blagojević, V., Polović, N.,& Minić, R.. (2022). Comparison of Enzyme-Linked Lectin Sorbent Assay and Flow Cytometry for Profiling Microbial Glycans. in Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Springer., 194, 2047-2060.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12010-021-03772-w
Dragačević L, Lopandić Z, Gavrović-Jankulović M, Živković I, Blagojević V, Polović N, Minić R. Comparison of Enzyme-Linked Lectin Sorbent Assay and Flow Cytometry for Profiling Microbial Glycans. in Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 2022;194:2047-2060.
doi:10.1007/s12010-021-03772-w .
Dragačević, Luka, Lopandić, Zorana, Gavrović-Jankulović, Marija, Živković, Irena, Blagojević, Veljko, Polović, Natalija, Minić, Rajna, "Comparison of Enzyme-Linked Lectin Sorbent Assay and Flow Cytometry for Profiling Microbial Glycans" in Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 194 (2022):2047-2060,
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12010-021-03772-w . .
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Lactobacillus rhamnosus Affects Rat Peritoneal Cavity Cell Response to Stimulation with Gut Microbiota: Focus on the Host Innate Immunity

Stanojević, Stanislava; Blagojević, Veljko; Ćuruvija, Ivana; Vujić, Vesna

(Springer Nature, 2021)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Stanojević, Stanislava
AU  - Blagojević, Veljko
AU  - Ćuruvija, Ivana
AU  - Vujić, Vesna
PY  - 2021
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/611
AB  - Gut microbiota contribute to shaping the immune repertoire of the host, whereas probiotics may exert beneficial effects by modulating immune responses. Having in mind the differences in both the composition of gut microbiota and the immune response between rats of Albino Oxford (AO) and Dark Agouti (DA) rat strains, we investigated if intraperitoneal (i.p.) injection of live Lactobacillus rhamnosus (LB) may influence peri-toneal cavity cell response to invitro treatments with selected microbiota in the rat strain-dependent manner. Peritoneal cavity cells from AO and DA rats were lavaged two (d2) and seven days (d7) following i.p. injection with LB and tested for NO, urea, and H2O2 release basally, or upon invitro stimulation with autologous E.coli and Enterococcus spp. Whereas the single i.p. injection of LB nearly depleted resident macrophages and increased the proportion of small inflammatory macrophages and monocytes on d2 in both rat strains, greater proportion of MHCIIhiCD163− and CCR7+ cells and increased NO/diminished H2O2 release in DA compared with AO rats suggest a more intense inflammatory prim-ing by LB in this rat strain. Even though E.coli- and/or Enterococcus spp.-induced rise in H2O2 release invitro was abrogated by LB in cells from both rat strains, LB prevented microbiota-induced increase in NO/urea ratio only in cells from AO and augmented it in cells from DA rats. Thus, the immunomodulatory properties may not be constant for particular probiotic bacteria, but shaped by innate immunity of the host.
PB  - Springer Nature
T2  - Inflammation
T1  - Lactobacillus rhamnosus Affects Rat Peritoneal Cavity Cell Response to Stimulation with Gut Microbiota: Focus on the Host Innate Immunity
DO  - 10.1007/s10753-021-01513-z
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Stanojević, Stanislava and Blagojević, Veljko and Ćuruvija, Ivana and Vujić, Vesna",
year = "2021",
abstract = "Gut microbiota contribute to shaping the immune repertoire of the host, whereas probiotics may exert beneficial effects by modulating immune responses. Having in mind the differences in both the composition of gut microbiota and the immune response between rats of Albino Oxford (AO) and Dark Agouti (DA) rat strains, we investigated if intraperitoneal (i.p.) injection of live Lactobacillus rhamnosus (LB) may influence peri-toneal cavity cell response to invitro treatments with selected microbiota in the rat strain-dependent manner. Peritoneal cavity cells from AO and DA rats were lavaged two (d2) and seven days (d7) following i.p. injection with LB and tested for NO, urea, and H2O2 release basally, or upon invitro stimulation with autologous E.coli and Enterococcus spp. Whereas the single i.p. injection of LB nearly depleted resident macrophages and increased the proportion of small inflammatory macrophages and monocytes on d2 in both rat strains, greater proportion of MHCIIhiCD163− and CCR7+ cells and increased NO/diminished H2O2 release in DA compared with AO rats suggest a more intense inflammatory prim-ing by LB in this rat strain. Even though E.coli- and/or Enterococcus spp.-induced rise in H2O2 release invitro was abrogated by LB in cells from both rat strains, LB prevented microbiota-induced increase in NO/urea ratio only in cells from AO and augmented it in cells from DA rats. Thus, the immunomodulatory properties may not be constant for particular probiotic bacteria, but shaped by innate immunity of the host.",
publisher = "Springer Nature",
journal = "Inflammation",
title = "Lactobacillus rhamnosus Affects Rat Peritoneal Cavity Cell Response to Stimulation with Gut Microbiota: Focus on the Host Innate Immunity",
doi = "10.1007/s10753-021-01513-z"
}
Stanojević, S., Blagojević, V., Ćuruvija, I.,& Vujić, V.. (2021). Lactobacillus rhamnosus Affects Rat Peritoneal Cavity Cell Response to Stimulation with Gut Microbiota: Focus on the Host Innate Immunity. in Inflammation
Springer Nature..
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10753-021-01513-z
Stanojević S, Blagojević V, Ćuruvija I, Vujić V. Lactobacillus rhamnosus Affects Rat Peritoneal Cavity Cell Response to Stimulation with Gut Microbiota: Focus on the Host Innate Immunity. in Inflammation. 2021;.
doi:10.1007/s10753-021-01513-z .
Stanojević, Stanislava, Blagojević, Veljko, Ćuruvija, Ivana, Vujić, Vesna, "Lactobacillus rhamnosus Affects Rat Peritoneal Cavity Cell Response to Stimulation with Gut Microbiota: Focus on the Host Innate Immunity" in Inflammation (2021),
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10753-021-01513-z . .
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Sex as a confounding factor in the effects of ageing on rat lymph node t cell compartment

Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana; Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica; Pilipović, Ivan; Blagojević, Veljko; Kotur-Stevuljević, Jelena; Leposavić, Gordana

(Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford, 2020)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana
AU  - Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica
AU  - Pilipović, Ivan
AU  - Blagojević, Veljko
AU  - Kotur-Stevuljević, Jelena
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2020
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/555
AB  - The study examined the influence of sex on the alterations occurring with ageing in rat lymph node (LN) T cell compartment. In female and male rats the decrease in LN T cell counts was followed by a shift in CD4+/CD8+ T cell ratio towards CD8+ T cells, which was more prominent in males than in females. With ageing, in both major LN T cell subpopulations naive (recent thymic emigrants and mature naive cells) to memory/activated T cell ratio shifted to the side of memory/activated cells in female, and particularly in male rats. The frequency of regulatory CD25+Foxp3+ cells increased among LN CD4+/CD8+ T cells with ageing, reflecting, at least partly, an enhanced conversion of effector T cells into regulatory cells. This was also more prominent in male rats. The more prounounced increase in LN oxidative damage and the expression levels of proinflammatory cytokines in male rats with ageing, most likely contributed to the greater frequency of proinflammatory, replicatively senescent CD28- cells expressing CD11b (innate cell marker), among T cells of old male rats compared with age matched females. The increase in LN oxidation/proinflammatory state with ageing was also consistent with the accumulation of exhausted PD-1(high) cells among T lymphocytes, particularly prominent among CD8+ T cells from male rats. Finally, by calculating a summary score for the key ageing-relevant parameters (an ageing index), a faster development of the deleterious changes in the T cell compartment occurring with ageing was confirmed in male rat LNs. Additionally, the study pointed to indices of LN T cell compartment ageing which correlate with those in peripheral blood.
PB  - Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford
T2  - Experimental Gerontology
T1  - Sex as a confounding factor in the effects of ageing on rat lymph node t cell compartment
VL  - 142
DO  - 10.1016/j.exger.2020.111140
UR  - conv_487
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana and Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica and Pilipović, Ivan and Blagojević, Veljko and Kotur-Stevuljević, Jelena and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2020",
abstract = "The study examined the influence of sex on the alterations occurring with ageing in rat lymph node (LN) T cell compartment. In female and male rats the decrease in LN T cell counts was followed by a shift in CD4+/CD8+ T cell ratio towards CD8+ T cells, which was more prominent in males than in females. With ageing, in both major LN T cell subpopulations naive (recent thymic emigrants and mature naive cells) to memory/activated T cell ratio shifted to the side of memory/activated cells in female, and particularly in male rats. The frequency of regulatory CD25+Foxp3+ cells increased among LN CD4+/CD8+ T cells with ageing, reflecting, at least partly, an enhanced conversion of effector T cells into regulatory cells. This was also more prominent in male rats. The more prounounced increase in LN oxidative damage and the expression levels of proinflammatory cytokines in male rats with ageing, most likely contributed to the greater frequency of proinflammatory, replicatively senescent CD28- cells expressing CD11b (innate cell marker), among T cells of old male rats compared with age matched females. The increase in LN oxidation/proinflammatory state with ageing was also consistent with the accumulation of exhausted PD-1(high) cells among T lymphocytes, particularly prominent among CD8+ T cells from male rats. Finally, by calculating a summary score for the key ageing-relevant parameters (an ageing index), a faster development of the deleterious changes in the T cell compartment occurring with ageing was confirmed in male rat LNs. Additionally, the study pointed to indices of LN T cell compartment ageing which correlate with those in peripheral blood.",
publisher = "Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford",
journal = "Experimental Gerontology",
title = "Sex as a confounding factor in the effects of ageing on rat lymph node t cell compartment",
volume = "142",
doi = "10.1016/j.exger.2020.111140",
url = "conv_487"
}
Nacka-Aleksić, M., Stojić-Vukanić, Z., Pilipović, I., Blagojević, V., Kotur-Stevuljević, J.,& Leposavić, G.. (2020). Sex as a confounding factor in the effects of ageing on rat lymph node t cell compartment. in Experimental Gerontology
Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford., 142.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exger.2020.111140
conv_487
Nacka-Aleksić M, Stojić-Vukanić Z, Pilipović I, Blagojević V, Kotur-Stevuljević J, Leposavić G. Sex as a confounding factor in the effects of ageing on rat lymph node t cell compartment. in Experimental Gerontology. 2020;142.
doi:10.1016/j.exger.2020.111140
conv_487 .
Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana, Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica, Pilipović, Ivan, Blagojević, Veljko, Kotur-Stevuljević, Jelena, Leposavić, Gordana, "Sex as a confounding factor in the effects of ageing on rat lymph node t cell compartment" in Experimental Gerontology, 142 (2020),
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exger.2020.111140 .,
conv_487 .
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Noradrenaline through beta-adrenoceptor contributes to sexual dimorphism in primary CD4+T-cell response in DA rat EAE model?

Vujnović, Ivana; Pilipović, Ivan; Jasnić, Nebojša; Petrović, Raisa; Blagojević, Veljko; Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena; Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica; Đorđević, Jelena; Leposavić, Gordana

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

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Vujnović, Ivana
AU  - Pilipović, Ivan
AU  - Jasnić, Nebojša
AU  - Petrović, Raisa
AU  - Blagojević, Veljko
AU  - Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena
AU  - Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica
AU  - Đorđević, Jelena
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2019
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/539
AB  - Males exhibit stronger sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activity, but weaker primary CD4 + T-cell (auto) immune responses. To test the role of catecholamines, major end-point SNS mediators, in this dimorphism, influence of propranolol (beta-adrenoceptor blocker) on mitogen/neuroantigen-stimulated CD4 + T cells from female and male EAE rat draining lymph node (dLN) cell cultures was examined. Male rat dLNs exhibited higher noradrenaline concentration and frequency of beta(2)-adrenoceptor-expressing CD4 + T lymphocytes and antigen presenting cells. Propranolol, irrespective of exogenous noradrenaline presence, more prominently augmented IL-2 production and proliferation of CD4 + lymphocytes in male than female rat dLN cell cultures. In neuroantigen-stimulated dLN cells of both sexes propranolol increased IL-1 beta and IL-23/p19 expression and IL-17 + CD4 + cell frequency, but enhanced IL-17 production only in male rat CD4 + lymphocytes, thereby abrogating sexual dimorphism in IL-17 concentration observed in propranolol-free cultures. Thus, beta-adrenoceptor-mediated signalling may contribute to sex bias in rat IL-17-producing cell secretory capacity.
PB  - Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science, San Diego
T2  - Cellular Immunology
T1  - Noradrenaline through beta-adrenoceptor contributes to sexual dimorphism in primary CD4+T-cell response in DA rat EAE model?
EP  - 57
SP  - 48
VL  - 336
DO  - 10.1016/j.cellimm.2018.12.009
UR  - conv_448
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Vujnović, Ivana and Pilipović, Ivan and Jasnić, Nebojša and Petrović, Raisa and Blagojević, Veljko and Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena and Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica and Đorđević, Jelena and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2019",
abstract = "Males exhibit stronger sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activity, but weaker primary CD4 + T-cell (auto) immune responses. To test the role of catecholamines, major end-point SNS mediators, in this dimorphism, influence of propranolol (beta-adrenoceptor blocker) on mitogen/neuroantigen-stimulated CD4 + T cells from female and male EAE rat draining lymph node (dLN) cell cultures was examined. Male rat dLNs exhibited higher noradrenaline concentration and frequency of beta(2)-adrenoceptor-expressing CD4 + T lymphocytes and antigen presenting cells. Propranolol, irrespective of exogenous noradrenaline presence, more prominently augmented IL-2 production and proliferation of CD4 + lymphocytes in male than female rat dLN cell cultures. In neuroantigen-stimulated dLN cells of both sexes propranolol increased IL-1 beta and IL-23/p19 expression and IL-17 + CD4 + cell frequency, but enhanced IL-17 production only in male rat CD4 + lymphocytes, thereby abrogating sexual dimorphism in IL-17 concentration observed in propranolol-free cultures. Thus, beta-adrenoceptor-mediated signalling may contribute to sex bias in rat IL-17-producing cell secretory capacity.",
publisher = "Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science, San Diego",
journal = "Cellular Immunology",
title = "Noradrenaline through beta-adrenoceptor contributes to sexual dimorphism in primary CD4+T-cell response in DA rat EAE model?",
pages = "57-48",
volume = "336",
doi = "10.1016/j.cellimm.2018.12.009",
url = "conv_448"
}
Vujnović, I., Pilipović, I., Jasnić, N., Petrović, R., Blagojević, V., Arsenović-Ranin, N., Stojić-Vukanić, Z., Đorđević, J.,& Leposavić, G.. (2019). Noradrenaline through beta-adrenoceptor contributes to sexual dimorphism in primary CD4+T-cell response in DA rat EAE model?. in Cellular Immunology
Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science, San Diego., 336, 48-57.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cellimm.2018.12.009
conv_448
Vujnović I, Pilipović I, Jasnić N, Petrović R, Blagojević V, Arsenović-Ranin N, Stojić-Vukanić Z, Đorđević J, Leposavić G. Noradrenaline through beta-adrenoceptor contributes to sexual dimorphism in primary CD4+T-cell response in DA rat EAE model?. in Cellular Immunology. 2019;336:48-57.
doi:10.1016/j.cellimm.2018.12.009
conv_448 .
Vujnović, Ivana, Pilipović, Ivan, Jasnić, Nebojša, Petrović, Raisa, Blagojević, Veljko, Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena, Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica, Đorđević, Jelena, Leposavić, Gordana, "Noradrenaline through beta-adrenoceptor contributes to sexual dimorphism in primary CD4+T-cell response in DA rat EAE model?" in Cellular Immunology, 336 (2019):48-57,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cellimm.2018.12.009 .,
conv_448 .
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The involvement of estrogen receptors alpha and beta in the in vitro effects of 17 beta-estradiol on secretory profile of peritoneal macrophages from naturally menopausal female and middle-aged male rats

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

(Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford, 2018)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Stanojević, Stanislava
AU  - Ćuruvija, Ivana
AU  - Blagojević, Veljko
AU  - Petrović, Raisa
AU  - Prijić, Ivana
AU  - Vujić, Vesna
PY  - 2018
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/511
AB  - The systemic and extra- gonadal levels of 17 beta-estradiol (E2) change during aging, and affect the expression of estrogen receptors (ERs) in the immune cells of both females and males. The age-related cessation of ovarian function in females, as well as the tissue-specific expression of enzyme aromatase (estrogen synthase which significantly rises with the advancing age) in both males and females, both determine the concentration of E2 to which immune cells may be exposed. The present study was set up to investigate the direct influence of E2 in vitro on the secretory profile of peritoneal macrophages from young and naturally menopausal female rats, and from young and middle-aged male rats. The involvement of receptor(s) responsible for mediating the effects of E2 in vitro was examined by use of antagonists specific for ERa or ER beta. Whereas in macrophages from young female rats E2 treatment diminished interleukin (IL)-1 beta secretion, it increased it in young males, and the middleaged females. The in vitro E2 treatment increased tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha release by macrophages from young rats of both sexes, while it increased macrophage IL-6 release independently of both sex and age. At the same time, E2 decreased hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) production in macrophages from females, and increased it in male rats of both ages, whereas it diminished nitric oxide (NO) release in all experimental groups. Inspite of the sex-and age-specific effects of E2 on macrophage urea release, E2 did not affect the NO/urea ratio in macrophages from female rats, and diminished it in macrophages from both young and middle-aged male rats. Independently of the sex and age, E2 stimulated the release of inflammatory cytokines predominantly via macrophage ER alpha, and inhibited the IL-1 beta release in young females via ER beta. In contrast, E2 increased macrophage H2O2 and urea production by activating ER beta, but diminished their release via ER alpha. Our study may contribute to better understanding of the complex role(s) that E2 may play in innate immunity during aging, and that are dependent of sex.
PB  - Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford
T2  - Experimental Gerontology
T1  - The involvement of estrogen receptors alpha and beta in the in vitro effects of 17 beta-estradiol on secretory profile of peritoneal macrophages from naturally menopausal female and middle-aged male rats
EP  - 94
SP  - 86
VL  - 113
DO  - 10.1016/j.exger.2018.09.024
UR  - conv_444
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Stanojević, Stanislava and Ćuruvija, Ivana and Blagojević, Veljko and Petrović, Raisa and Prijić, Ivana and Vujić, Vesna",
year = "2018",
abstract = "The systemic and extra- gonadal levels of 17 beta-estradiol (E2) change during aging, and affect the expression of estrogen receptors (ERs) in the immune cells of both females and males. The age-related cessation of ovarian function in females, as well as the tissue-specific expression of enzyme aromatase (estrogen synthase which significantly rises with the advancing age) in both males and females, both determine the concentration of E2 to which immune cells may be exposed. The present study was set up to investigate the direct influence of E2 in vitro on the secretory profile of peritoneal macrophages from young and naturally menopausal female rats, and from young and middle-aged male rats. The involvement of receptor(s) responsible for mediating the effects of E2 in vitro was examined by use of antagonists specific for ERa or ER beta. Whereas in macrophages from young female rats E2 treatment diminished interleukin (IL)-1 beta secretion, it increased it in young males, and the middleaged females. The in vitro E2 treatment increased tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha release by macrophages from young rats of both sexes, while it increased macrophage IL-6 release independently of both sex and age. At the same time, E2 decreased hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) production in macrophages from females, and increased it in male rats of both ages, whereas it diminished nitric oxide (NO) release in all experimental groups. Inspite of the sex-and age-specific effects of E2 on macrophage urea release, E2 did not affect the NO/urea ratio in macrophages from female rats, and diminished it in macrophages from both young and middle-aged male rats. Independently of the sex and age, E2 stimulated the release of inflammatory cytokines predominantly via macrophage ER alpha, and inhibited the IL-1 beta release in young females via ER beta. In contrast, E2 increased macrophage H2O2 and urea production by activating ER beta, but diminished their release via ER alpha. Our study may contribute to better understanding of the complex role(s) that E2 may play in innate immunity during aging, and that are dependent of sex.",
publisher = "Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford",
journal = "Experimental Gerontology",
title = "The involvement of estrogen receptors alpha and beta in the in vitro effects of 17 beta-estradiol on secretory profile of peritoneal macrophages from naturally menopausal female and middle-aged male rats",
pages = "94-86",
volume = "113",
doi = "10.1016/j.exger.2018.09.024",
url = "conv_444"
}
Stanojević, S., Ćuruvija, I., Blagojević, V., Petrović, R., Prijić, I.,& Vujić, V.. (2018). The involvement of estrogen receptors alpha and beta in the in vitro effects of 17 beta-estradiol on secretory profile of peritoneal macrophages from naturally menopausal female and middle-aged male rats. in Experimental Gerontology
Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford., 113, 86-94.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exger.2018.09.024
conv_444
Stanojević S, Ćuruvija I, Blagojević V, Petrović R, Prijić I, Vujić V. The involvement of estrogen receptors alpha and beta in the in vitro effects of 17 beta-estradiol on secretory profile of peritoneal macrophages from naturally menopausal female and middle-aged male rats. in Experimental Gerontology. 2018;113:86-94.
doi:10.1016/j.exger.2018.09.024
conv_444 .
Stanojević, Stanislava, Ćuruvija, Ivana, Blagojević, Veljko, Petrović, Raisa, Prijić, Ivana, Vujić, Vesna, "The involvement of estrogen receptors alpha and beta in the in vitro effects of 17 beta-estradiol on secretory profile of peritoneal macrophages from naturally menopausal female and middle-aged male rats" in Experimental Gerontology, 113 (2018):86-94,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exger.2018.09.024 .,
conv_444 .
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Rat strain differences in peritoneal immune cell response to selected gut microbiota: A crossroad between tolerance and autoimmunity?

Blagojević, Veljko; Kovačević-Jovanović, Vesna; Ćuruvija, Ivana; Petrović, Raisa; Vujnović, Ivana; Vujić, Vesna; Stanojević, Stanislava

(Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford, 2018)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Blagojević, Veljko
AU  - Kovačević-Jovanović, Vesna
AU  - Ćuruvija, Ivana
AU  - Petrović, Raisa
AU  - Vujnović, Ivana
AU  - Vujić, Vesna
AU  - Stanojević, Stanislava
PY  - 2018
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/512
AB  - Aims: Some gut commensals can be protective, whereas others are implicated as necessary for development of inflammatory/autoimmune diseases. Peritoneal immune cells may play an important role in promoting auto-immunity in response to gut microbiota. This study investigated the phenotype and the function of peritoneal immune cells in the autoimmunity-resistant Albino Oxford (AO), and the autoimmunity-prone Dark Agouti (DA) rat strains upon stimulation with their own colonic E. coli or Enterococcus. Main methods: Rats were intraperitoneally injected with their own E. coli or Enterococcus. Peritoneal cells isolated two days later were tested for nitric oxide (NO) and cytokine production, and for arginase and myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity. The phenotype of cells was determined using flow cytometry. Key findings: While the Enterococcus injection did not affect the composition of peritoneal cells in AO rats, the E. coli treatment increased the percentages of activated CD11b(int)HIS48(hi) neutrophils, and decreased the proportion of resident (CD11b(hi)HIS48(int/low), CD163+ CD86+) and anti-inflammatory CD68+ CD206+ macrophages. E. coli increased the production of NO and urea, but preserved their ratio in cells from AO rats. Conversely, both E. coli and Enterococcus diminished the proportion of resident and anti-inflammatory macrophages, increased the proportion of activated neutrophils, and induced inflammatory polarization of peritoneal cells in DA rats. However, injection of E. coli maintained the ratio of typical CD11b(int)HIS48(int) neutrophils in DA rats, which correlated with the sustained MPO activity. Significance: The rat strain differences in peritoneal cell response to own commensal microbiota may contribute to differential susceptibility to inflammatory/autoimmune diseases.
PB  - Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford
T2  - Life Sciences
T1  - Rat strain differences in peritoneal immune cell response to selected gut microbiota: A crossroad between tolerance and autoimmunity?
EP  - 157
SP  - 147
VL  - 197
DO  - 10.1016/j.lfs.2018.02.011
UR  - conv_426
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Blagojević, Veljko and Kovačević-Jovanović, Vesna and Ćuruvija, Ivana and Petrović, Raisa and Vujnović, Ivana and Vujić, Vesna and Stanojević, Stanislava",
year = "2018",
abstract = "Aims: Some gut commensals can be protective, whereas others are implicated as necessary for development of inflammatory/autoimmune diseases. Peritoneal immune cells may play an important role in promoting auto-immunity in response to gut microbiota. This study investigated the phenotype and the function of peritoneal immune cells in the autoimmunity-resistant Albino Oxford (AO), and the autoimmunity-prone Dark Agouti (DA) rat strains upon stimulation with their own colonic E. coli or Enterococcus. Main methods: Rats were intraperitoneally injected with their own E. coli or Enterococcus. Peritoneal cells isolated two days later were tested for nitric oxide (NO) and cytokine production, and for arginase and myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity. The phenotype of cells was determined using flow cytometry. Key findings: While the Enterococcus injection did not affect the composition of peritoneal cells in AO rats, the E. coli treatment increased the percentages of activated CD11b(int)HIS48(hi) neutrophils, and decreased the proportion of resident (CD11b(hi)HIS48(int/low), CD163+ CD86+) and anti-inflammatory CD68+ CD206+ macrophages. E. coli increased the production of NO and urea, but preserved their ratio in cells from AO rats. Conversely, both E. coli and Enterococcus diminished the proportion of resident and anti-inflammatory macrophages, increased the proportion of activated neutrophils, and induced inflammatory polarization of peritoneal cells in DA rats. However, injection of E. coli maintained the ratio of typical CD11b(int)HIS48(int) neutrophils in DA rats, which correlated with the sustained MPO activity. Significance: The rat strain differences in peritoneal cell response to own commensal microbiota may contribute to differential susceptibility to inflammatory/autoimmune diseases.",
publisher = "Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford",
journal = "Life Sciences",
title = "Rat strain differences in peritoneal immune cell response to selected gut microbiota: A crossroad between tolerance and autoimmunity?",
pages = "157-147",
volume = "197",
doi = "10.1016/j.lfs.2018.02.011",
url = "conv_426"
}
Blagojević, V., Kovačević-Jovanović, V., Ćuruvija, I., Petrović, R., Vujnović, I., Vujić, V.,& Stanojević, S.. (2018). Rat strain differences in peritoneal immune cell response to selected gut microbiota: A crossroad between tolerance and autoimmunity?. in Life Sciences
Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford., 197, 147-157.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lfs.2018.02.011
conv_426
Blagojević V, Kovačević-Jovanović V, Ćuruvija I, Petrović R, Vujnović I, Vujić V, Stanojević S. Rat strain differences in peritoneal immune cell response to selected gut microbiota: A crossroad between tolerance and autoimmunity?. in Life Sciences. 2018;197:147-157.
doi:10.1016/j.lfs.2018.02.011
conv_426 .
Blagojević, Veljko, Kovačević-Jovanović, Vesna, Ćuruvija, Ivana, Petrović, Raisa, Vujnović, Ivana, Vujić, Vesna, Stanojević, Stanislava, "Rat strain differences in peritoneal immune cell response to selected gut microbiota: A crossroad between tolerance and autoimmunity?" in Life Sciences, 197 (2018):147-157,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lfs.2018.02.011 .,
conv_426 .
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Oral treatment with Lactobacillus rhamnosus 64 during the early postnatal period improves the health of adult rats with TNBS-induced colitis

Stanojević, Stanislava; Blagojević, Veljko; Ćuruvija, Ivana; Veljović, Katarina; Soković-Bajić, Svetlana; Kotur-Stevuljević, Jelena; Bogdanović, Andrija; Petrović, Raisa; Vujnović, Ivana; Kovačević-Jovanović, Vesna

(Elsevier Science Bv, Amsterdam, 2018)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Stanojević, Stanislava
AU  - Blagojević, Veljko
AU  - Ćuruvija, Ivana
AU  - Veljović, Katarina
AU  - Soković-Bajić, Svetlana
AU  - Kotur-Stevuljević, Jelena
AU  - Bogdanović, Andrija
AU  - Petrović, Raisa
AU  - Vujnović, Ivana
AU  - Kovačević-Jovanović, Vesna
PY  - 2018
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/505
AB  - The current study investigated a potential modulating effect of orally applied Lactobacillus rhamnosus 64 (LB64) during the early postnatal period (day of life: similar to 3-30), during young adult period (day of life: 31-70) or throughout experiment, on parameters of trinitrobenzenesulfonic acid (TNBS)-induced colitis in adult rats. Treatment with LB64 during early postnatal, but not during young adult period reduced clinical damage score, neutrophil and macrophage infiltration into colon, the level of cytokine and myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity, but had no influence on other parameters of oxidative damage. Early postnatal treatment with LB64 also increased the diversity of fecal Bifidobacteria and Eubacteria, and improved maturation of ileal villi in 30-days old rats. When LB64 is applied during a critical period early in life, it affects immune system functioning of adults, probably by interactions with the mucosal immune system of the gastrointestinal tract that provides immune system maturation and shapes the overall immune response.
PB  - Elsevier Science Bv, Amsterdam
T2  - Journal of Functional Foods
T1  - Oral treatment with Lactobacillus rhamnosus 64 during the early postnatal period improves the health of adult rats with TNBS-induced colitis
EP  - 105
SP  - 92
VL  - 48
DO  - 10.1016/j.jff.2018.07.014
UR  - conv_442
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Stanojević, Stanislava and Blagojević, Veljko and Ćuruvija, Ivana and Veljović, Katarina and Soković-Bajić, Svetlana and Kotur-Stevuljević, Jelena and Bogdanović, Andrija and Petrović, Raisa and Vujnović, Ivana and Kovačević-Jovanović, Vesna",
year = "2018",
abstract = "The current study investigated a potential modulating effect of orally applied Lactobacillus rhamnosus 64 (LB64) during the early postnatal period (day of life: similar to 3-30), during young adult period (day of life: 31-70) or throughout experiment, on parameters of trinitrobenzenesulfonic acid (TNBS)-induced colitis in adult rats. Treatment with LB64 during early postnatal, but not during young adult period reduced clinical damage score, neutrophil and macrophage infiltration into colon, the level of cytokine and myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity, but had no influence on other parameters of oxidative damage. Early postnatal treatment with LB64 also increased the diversity of fecal Bifidobacteria and Eubacteria, and improved maturation of ileal villi in 30-days old rats. When LB64 is applied during a critical period early in life, it affects immune system functioning of adults, probably by interactions with the mucosal immune system of the gastrointestinal tract that provides immune system maturation and shapes the overall immune response.",
publisher = "Elsevier Science Bv, Amsterdam",
journal = "Journal of Functional Foods",
title = "Oral treatment with Lactobacillus rhamnosus 64 during the early postnatal period improves the health of adult rats with TNBS-induced colitis",
pages = "105-92",
volume = "48",
doi = "10.1016/j.jff.2018.07.014",
url = "conv_442"
}
Stanojević, S., Blagojević, V., Ćuruvija, I., Veljović, K., Soković-Bajić, S., Kotur-Stevuljević, J., Bogdanović, A., Petrović, R., Vujnović, I.,& Kovačević-Jovanović, V.. (2018). Oral treatment with Lactobacillus rhamnosus 64 during the early postnatal period improves the health of adult rats with TNBS-induced colitis. in Journal of Functional Foods
Elsevier Science Bv, Amsterdam., 48, 92-105.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jff.2018.07.014
conv_442
Stanojević S, Blagojević V, Ćuruvija I, Veljović K, Soković-Bajić S, Kotur-Stevuljević J, Bogdanović A, Petrović R, Vujnović I, Kovačević-Jovanović V. Oral treatment with Lactobacillus rhamnosus 64 during the early postnatal period improves the health of adult rats with TNBS-induced colitis. in Journal of Functional Foods. 2018;48:92-105.
doi:10.1016/j.jff.2018.07.014
conv_442 .
Stanojević, Stanislava, Blagojević, Veljko, Ćuruvija, Ivana, Veljović, Katarina, Soković-Bajić, Svetlana, Kotur-Stevuljević, Jelena, Bogdanović, Andrija, Petrović, Raisa, Vujnović, Ivana, Kovačević-Jovanović, Vesna, "Oral treatment with Lactobacillus rhamnosus 64 during the early postnatal period improves the health of adult rats with TNBS-induced colitis" in Journal of Functional Foods, 48 (2018):92-105,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jff.2018.07.014 .,
conv_442 .
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2
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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  - 
@article{
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-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 .,
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Ontogeny of pileus shape in Natrix natrix and N. tessellata

Anđelković, Marko; Blagojević, Veljko; Tomović, Ljiljana; Ivanović, Ana

(British Herpetol Soc, London, 2016)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Anđelković, Marko
AU  - Blagojević, Veljko
AU  - Tomović, Ljiljana
AU  - Ivanović, Ana
PY  - 2016
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/473
AB  - We examined the divergence in pileus shape and ontogenetic allometric changes in pileus shape in two closely related species of snakes - Natrix natrix and N. tessellata. These two species have similar ecology, but different microhabitat and diet preferences. We analysed the ontogenetic series from hatchlings to adults. Hatchlings of two species significantly diverged in pileus size and shape. At the adult stage, significant sexual dimorphism in pileus size and shape was found within both species. Adults of N. natrix and N. tessellata (females and males) diverged in pileus shape, but not in size. Allometric shape changes accounted for significant amount of variance in pileus shape among different age classes, and appear to be species- and sex-specific. Our results suggested that allometries of pileus shape are highly evolvable traits, which may result from natural selection for functional optimisation of head shape in Natricine species.
PB  - British Herpetol Soc, London
T2  - Herpetological Journal
T1  - Ontogeny of pileus shape in Natrix natrix and N. tessellata
EP  - 9
IS  - 1
SP  - 3
VL  - 26
UR  - conv_387
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Anđelković, Marko and Blagojević, Veljko and Tomović, Ljiljana and Ivanović, Ana",
year = "2016",
abstract = "We examined the divergence in pileus shape and ontogenetic allometric changes in pileus shape in two closely related species of snakes - Natrix natrix and N. tessellata. These two species have similar ecology, but different microhabitat and diet preferences. We analysed the ontogenetic series from hatchlings to adults. Hatchlings of two species significantly diverged in pileus size and shape. At the adult stage, significant sexual dimorphism in pileus size and shape was found within both species. Adults of N. natrix and N. tessellata (females and males) diverged in pileus shape, but not in size. Allometric shape changes accounted for significant amount of variance in pileus shape among different age classes, and appear to be species- and sex-specific. Our results suggested that allometries of pileus shape are highly evolvable traits, which may result from natural selection for functional optimisation of head shape in Natricine species.",
publisher = "British Herpetol Soc, London",
journal = "Herpetological Journal",
title = "Ontogeny of pileus shape in Natrix natrix and N. tessellata",
pages = "9-3",
number = "1",
volume = "26",
url = "conv_387"
}
Anđelković, M., Blagojević, V., Tomović, L.,& Ivanović, A.. (2016). Ontogeny of pileus shape in Natrix natrix and N. tessellata. in Herpetological Journal
British Herpetol Soc, London., 26(1), 3-9.
conv_387
Anđelković M, Blagojević V, Tomović L, Ivanović A. Ontogeny of pileus shape in Natrix natrix and N. tessellata. in Herpetological Journal. 2016;26(1):3-9.
conv_387 .
Anđelković, Marko, Blagojević, Veljko, Tomović, Ljiljana, Ivanović, Ana, "Ontogeny of pileus shape in Natrix natrix and N. tessellata" in Herpetological Journal, 26, no. 1 (2016):3-9,
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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 .
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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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Intra- and inter-population variability of food preferences of two natrix species on the Balkan peninsula

Sukalo, Goran; Đorđević, Sonja; Gvozdenović, Sladana; Simović, Aleksandar; Anđelković, Marko; Blagojević, Veljko; Tomović, Ljiljana

(Herpetological Conservation & Biology, Corvallis, 2014)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Sukalo, Goran
AU  - Đorđević, Sonja
AU  - Gvozdenović, Sladana
AU  - Simović, Aleksandar
AU  - Anđelković, Marko
AU  - Blagojević, Veljko
AU  - Tomović, Ljiljana
PY  - 2014
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/413
AB  - In aquatic and surrounding terrestrial ecosystems, snakes of the genus Natrix are among the top predators, feeding predominantly on fishes and amphibians, but also on other reptiles and small mammals. In the diets of Natrix natrix and N. tessellata, preferred food items vary geographically and during ontogeny. To understand these variations, we collected data on their diet composition in several habitats (river, wetlands, and two types of lakes), some of which are under severe anthropogenic pressures. Both Natrix species were able to quickly adapt to changes in available prey, and to feed even on non-indigenous, invasive, and potentially hazardous fish. Disturbed ecosystems are particularly susceptible to invasions. Therefore, if alien fishes become dominant, they may threaten populations of native snakes. On the other hand, semi-aquatic snakes can contribute to natural regulation of alien fish species abundance. The preliminary results presented herein emphasize the urgent need for integrative studies of natricine snakes and their prey ecology under various and/or dynamic circumstances. Better understanding of the functioning of different aquatic ecosystems may enable proper conservation and restoration for these snake species and their habitats.
PB  - Herpetological Conservation & Biology, Corvallis
T2  - Herpetological Conservation and Biology
T1  - Intra- and inter-population variability of food preferences of two natrix species on the Balkan peninsula
EP  - 136
IS  - 1
SP  - 123
VL  - 9
UR  - conv_343
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Sukalo, Goran and Đorđević, Sonja and Gvozdenović, Sladana and Simović, Aleksandar and Anđelković, Marko and Blagojević, Veljko and Tomović, Ljiljana",
year = "2014",
abstract = "In aquatic and surrounding terrestrial ecosystems, snakes of the genus Natrix are among the top predators, feeding predominantly on fishes and amphibians, but also on other reptiles and small mammals. In the diets of Natrix natrix and N. tessellata, preferred food items vary geographically and during ontogeny. To understand these variations, we collected data on their diet composition in several habitats (river, wetlands, and two types of lakes), some of which are under severe anthropogenic pressures. Both Natrix species were able to quickly adapt to changes in available prey, and to feed even on non-indigenous, invasive, and potentially hazardous fish. Disturbed ecosystems are particularly susceptible to invasions. Therefore, if alien fishes become dominant, they may threaten populations of native snakes. On the other hand, semi-aquatic snakes can contribute to natural regulation of alien fish species abundance. The preliminary results presented herein emphasize the urgent need for integrative studies of natricine snakes and their prey ecology under various and/or dynamic circumstances. Better understanding of the functioning of different aquatic ecosystems may enable proper conservation and restoration for these snake species and their habitats.",
publisher = "Herpetological Conservation & Biology, Corvallis",
journal = "Herpetological Conservation and Biology",
title = "Intra- and inter-population variability of food preferences of two natrix species on the Balkan peninsula",
pages = "136-123",
number = "1",
volume = "9",
url = "conv_343"
}
Sukalo, G., Đorđević, S., Gvozdenović, S., Simović, A., Anđelković, M., Blagojević, V.,& Tomović, L.. (2014). Intra- and inter-population variability of food preferences of two natrix species on the Balkan peninsula. in Herpetological Conservation and Biology
Herpetological Conservation & Biology, Corvallis., 9(1), 123-136.
conv_343
Sukalo G, Đorđević S, Gvozdenović S, Simović A, Anđelković M, Blagojević V, Tomović L. Intra- and inter-population variability of food preferences of two natrix species on the Balkan peninsula. in Herpetological Conservation and Biology. 2014;9(1):123-136.
conv_343 .
Sukalo, Goran, Đorđević, Sonja, Gvozdenović, Sladana, Simović, Aleksandar, Anđelković, Marko, Blagojević, Veljko, Tomović, Ljiljana, "Intra- and inter-population variability of food preferences of two natrix species on the Balkan peninsula" in Herpetological Conservation and Biology, 9, no. 1 (2014):123-136,
conv_343 .
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