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Thus, our results suggest a pro-inflammatory milieu in the eye, with a probable involvement of IFN, which is secreted from the diseased RPE thereby eliciting an inflammatory response. AMD, the mechanism remains controversial. Here we show that neutrophils are important in this inflammatory process. In the retinas of both early AMD patients and in a mouse model with an early AMD-like phenotype, we show neutrophil infiltration. Such infiltration was confirmed experimentally using ribbon-scanning confocal microscopy (RSCM) and IFN? activated dye labeled normal neutrophils. With neutrophils lacking lipocalin-2 (LCN-2), infiltration was greatly reduced. Further, increased levels of IFN in early AMD trigger neutrophil activation and LCN-2 upregulation. JNJ-47117096 hydrochloride LCN-2 promotes inflammation by modulating integrin 1 levels to stimulate adhesion and transmigration of activated neutrophils into the retina. We show that in the mouse model, inhibiting AKT2 neutralizes IFN inflammatory signals, reduces LCN-2-mediated neutrophil infiltration, and reverses early AMD-like phenotype changes.…

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Supplementary MaterialsSupplemental Body 1 41416_2018_267_MOESM1_ESM. reduce breast cancer specific mortality but not the incidence of primary cancer. However, the means by which statins reduce mortality without affecting primary tumor development remains unclear. Methods We examine statin efficacy against two breast malignancy cell lines in models of NPI64 breast malignancy metastasis: a 2D in vitro co-culture model of breast cancer cell conversation with the liver, a 3D ex vivo microphysiological system model of breast cancer metastasis, and two impartial mouse models of spontaneous breast malignancy metastasis to the lung and liver, respectively. Results We demonstrate that statins can directly affect the proliferation of breast malignancy cells, specifically at the metastatic site. In a 2D co-culture model of breast cancer cell conversation with the liver, we demonstrate that atorvastatin can directly suppress proliferation of mesenchymal but not epithelial breast malignancy cells. Further, in an ex vivo 3D liver microphysiological system of breast…

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