Maria A Hidalgo

Maria A Hidalgo
Universidad Austral de Chile

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The bovine endometrium has an important defensive role in the postpartum period that acts when an inflammatory process associated with tissue damage or infection by bacteria is produced. Endometrial cells release cytokines and chemokines that recruit inflammatory cells, which release danger-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs), such as adenosine t...
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Lameness is a common condition in dairy cattle caused by infectious or noninfectious agents. Joint lesions are the second most common cause of lameness and can be diagnosed in association with the presentation of digit injuries. Fibroblast-like synoviocyte (FLS) are predominant cells of synovia and play a key role in the pathophysiology of joint di...
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Long-chain fatty acids are molecules that act as metabolic intermediates and constituents of membranes; however, their novel role as signaling molecules in immune function has also been demonstrated. The presence of free fatty acid (FFA) receptors on immune cells has contributed to the understanding of this new role of long-chain fatty acids (LCFAs...
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Elevated plasma concentrations of the ketone body β-hydroxybutyrate (BHB), an endogenous agonist of the hydroxycarboxylic acid receptor 2 (HCA2), is associated with an increased incidence of inflammatory diseases during lactation in dairy cows. In the early stages of this pathology, an increase in neutrophil recruitment is observed; however, the ro...
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Non-esterified fatty acids (NEFAs) such as oleic acid (OA) and linoleic acid (LA) are associated with a higher incidence of infectious diseases such as metritis and mastitis during the bovine peripartum. Fatty acids can induce an increase in the release of ATP, and changes in the expression levels of purinergic receptors in bovine polymorphonuclear...
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Keratinocytes and neutrophils are the main cellular components in wound healing during re-epithelization and inflammation. Free fatty acids such as linoleic acid (LA) present beneficial properties for wound healing by modulating the inflammatory response. LA is a natural ligand of free fatty acids receptor 1 (FFA1), a G protein-coupled receptor (GP...
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Endometrial epithelial cells play a key defensive role as part of the innate immune response of cow uterus. An association between risk of acquiring infectious diseases and increased levels of free fatty acids postpartum has been suggested, and the use of omega-3 fatty acids such as docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) has been proposed as a beneficial strat...
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Background: Acute ruminal acidosis (ARA) is a metabolic disease of cattle characterized by an aseptic synovitis. ARA is the result of an increased intake of highly fermentable carbohydrates that frequently occurs in dairy cattle subjected to high production requirements. In human joint diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and gout, several pro-in...
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Acute ruminal acidosis (ARA) is the result of increased intake of highly fermentable carbohydrates, which frequently occurs in dairy cattle and is associated with aseptic polysynovitis. To characterise the metabolic changes in the joints of animals with ARA, we performed an untargeted gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC-MS)-based metabolomic a...
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Fatty acids are well known metabolic intermediaries but also have a role in the immune response. Long-chain fatty acids such as omega-6 and -9 activate neutrophil function through free fatty acid (FFA)-1 receptor in bovines. Although omega-3 has also been suggested to influence neutrophil function, the details remain unclear. The goal of this study...
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Flow cytometry is a powerful technology to assess the presence of NFAT in the nuclei after CRAC channel activation. Here we described a simplified procedure for the analysis of CRAC channel activity using NFAT nuclear translocation by flow cytometry, based on the isolation of Jurkat E6-1 cell nuclei.
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Fatty and hydroxycarboxylic acids are one of the main intermediates of energy metabolism in ruminants and critical in the milk production of cattle. High production demands on a dairy farm can induce nutritional imbalances and metabolism disorders, which have been widely associated with the onset of sterile inflammatory processes and increased susc...
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Bovine ruminal acidosis is of economic importance as it contributes to reduced milk and meat production. This phenomenon is mainly attributed to an overload of highly fermentable carbohydrate, resulting in increased d(−) lactic acid levels in serum and plasma. Ruminal acidosis correlates with elevated acute phase proteins in blood, along with neutr...
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Interleukin-3 (IL-3) is a well-characterized growth factor in hematopoietic cells, but it is also expressed in other cell types with poorly described functions. Many studies have provided evidence that IL-3 plays an important role in cell survival. We have previously shown that IL-3 is able to increase glucose uptake in HEK293 cells, suggesting tha...
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Fatty acids have been recognized as regulators of immune function in addition to their known metabolic role. Long-chain fatty acids bind free fatty acid receptor (FFAR)-1/GPR40, which is expressed on bovine neutrophils, and increase responses such as granule release and gene expression. In this study, we investigated the molecular mechanisms govern...
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Background Nonesterified fatty acids (NEFAs) are involved in proinflammatory processes in cattle, including in the increased expression of adhesion molecules in endothelial cells. However, the mechanisms underlying these effects are still unknown. The aim of this study was to assess the effects of NEFAs on the intracellular calcium (Ca2+i) influx,...
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Professional mononuclear phagocytes such as polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMN), monocytes, and macrophages are considered as the first line of defence against invasive pathogens. The formation of extracellular traps (ETs) by activated mononuclear phagocytes is meanwhile well accepted as an effector mechanism of the early host innate immune respons...
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N-Formyl-methionyl-leucyl-phenylalanine (fMLP) and platelet-activating factor (PAF) induce similar intracellular signalling profiles; but only fMLP induces interleukin-8 (IL-8) release and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate reduced (NADPH) oxidase activity in neutrophils. Because the role of ROS on IL-8 release in neutrophils is until now...
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In order to assess the effect of the inhibitors (DPI, HMAP, Amiloride, UO126, LY294002, SB203580 and Akt) on neutrophil viability, we used the Cell-Titer-Glo Luminescent Cell Viability Assay. We demonstrated that none inhibitors affected cellular viability, suggesting that the effect observed on the IL-8 release induced by fMLP, is not related with...
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Eimeria bovis is an important coccidian parasite that causes high economic losses in the cattle industry. We recently showed that polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMN) react upon E. bovis sporozoite exposure by neutrophil extracellular trap (NET) formation. We focused here on the molecular mechanisms that are involved in this process. The sporozoite...
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Delphinidin is an anthocyanidin that possesses antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects; however, some reports suggest that delphinidin has pro-inflammatory properties. For this reason, we assessed the effect of delphinidin on cytokine production in T cells. We demonstrated that delphinidin increased the cytosolic-free Ca(2+) concentration by rele...
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Short-chain fatty acids (SCFA) are produced by bacterial fermentation in the rumen of cattle and are the primary energy source in ruminants. Propionate is one of the main SCFA and it can exert multiple effects on the inflammatory process and neutrophil function via calcium (Ca(2+)) release, reactive oxygen species, and intracellular pH changes. How...
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Andrographis paniculata, (Burm. f.) Wall. ex Nees, a herbaceous plant belonging to the Family Acanthaceae, is one of the most commonly used medicinal plants in the traditional systems of Unani and Ayurvedic medicines. It grows in hedge rows throughout the plains of India and is also cultivated in gardens. It also grows in many other Asian countries...
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Neutrophils are critical to the innate immune response; therefore, the proper function of neutrophils is critical to avoid the development of certain diseases. Linoleic acid, a polyunsaturated long-chain fatty acid, is one of the most abundant long-chain fatty acids found in the plasma of cows after giving birth. In this study, we evaluated the eff...
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Neutrophils are the first line of defense against pathogens in bovines; however, they are also one of the most aggressive cells during the inflammatory process, causing injury in surrounding tissues. At present, anti-inflammatory drugs are limited in acute diseases, such as pneumonia, mastitis and endometritis, because neutrophils are mostly insens...
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D-lactic acidosis occurs in ruminants, such as cattle, with acute ruminal acidosis caused by ingestion of excessive amounts of highly fermentable carbohydrates. Affected animals show clinical signs similar to those of septic shock, as well as acute laminitis and liver abscesses. It has been proposed that the inflammatory response and susceptibility...
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Oleic acid (OA) is a nonesterified fatty acid that is released into the blood during lipomobilization at the time of calving in cows, a period where increased risk of infection and acute inflammation is observed. These data suggest potential OA-mediated regulation of innate immune responses. In the present study, we assessed the effects of OA on in...
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This study describes the effect of 2-aminoethoxydiphenyl borate (2-APB), a putative store-operated calcium (Ca(2+)) entry (SOCE) inhibitor, on reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP-9) release, CD11b and l-selectin (CD62L) expression, size changes and apoptosis in bovine neutrophils stimulated with platelet-activa...
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The importance of neutrophils in human disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, adult respiratory distress syndrome, and COPD has prompted the search for drugs capable to slow down neutrophil-dependent inflammation, without interference with innate immune responses. In this review, we summarize new potential drugs targets against neutrophils m...
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The nuclear factor of activated T cells (NFAT) is a transcription factor essential for cytokine production during T-cell activation and is the target of several immunosuppressive drugs. Andrographolide is a diterpenic labdane that possesses anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects. Several studies propose that andrographolide can reduce the i...
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Neutrophil's responses to G protein-coupled chemoattractants are highly dependent on store-operated calcium (Ca(2+)) entry (SOCE). Platelet-activating factor (PAF), a primary chemoattractant, simultaneously increases cytosolic-free Ca(2+), intracellular pH (pH(i)), ERK1/2, and Akt/protein kinase B (PKB) phosphorylation. In this study, we looked at...
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Propionate is a short-chain fatty acid produced under normal physiological conditions in the rumen of cattle. It is also involved in the inflammatory process and neutrophil function via calcium release, reactive oxygen species and intracellular pH (pH(i)) changes. This study examined the effect of propionate on the pH(i) of bovine neutrophils; spec...
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14-Deoxyandrographolide (14-DAP) is a labdane diterpene isolated from Andrographis paniculata with previously reported calcium channel blocking activity. Its potential platelet activating factor (PAF) antagonistic activity in bovine neutrophils was assessed. 14-DAP, in concentrations between 10-100 microM, reduced the extracellular acidification ra...
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1. Andrographolide, the major active component from Andrographis paniculata, has shown to possess anti-inflammatory activity. Andrographolide inhibits the expression of several proinflammatory proteins that exhibit a nuclear factor kappa B (NF-kappaB) binding site in their gene. 2. In the present study, we analyzed the effect of andrographolide on...
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To evaluate selective effects of ultraviolet (UV) irradiation on spontaneous and induced apoptosis in freshly extracted mice thymocytes. Cells were exposed to UV radiation with emission peaks of 365 nm (UVA) exposures of 1620-10200 J m(-2), of 312 nm (UVB) exposures of 34-1620 J m(-2) or of 254 nm (UVC) exposures of 1.5-1620 J m(-2), and incubated...
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To identify and characterize a platelet activating factor (PAF) receptor in bovine neutrophils by use of radioligand binding, reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assay, and western blot analysis. 4 healthy adult cows. Bovine neutrophil membranes were isolated for association, dissociation, and saturation binding experiments wit...
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Platelet-activating factor (PAF) is known to stimulate a variety of neutrophil activities, including chemotaxis, phagocytosis, degranulation, reactive oxygen species production and intracellular pH increase. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of PAF on pH(i), specifically if these changes in pH are the result of phosphatidylino...
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In this study, the effect of 14-deoxyandrographolide (14-DAP) on calcium channel-dependent rat uterine smooth muscle contraction was evaluated. Using a tissue bath preparation, 14-DAP was able to reduce the contractile response to 0.3 and 3.0 mm of CaCl(2), with an IC(50) of 1.24 +/- 0.23 x 10(-5) m and 5.94 +/- 0.29 x 10(-5) m, respectively. 14-DA...

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