ProHealth fibromyalgia Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help

|
|
|

Trending News

Piriformis Syndrome in Fibromyalgia

Sensory Distress: The Other Side of Fibromyalgia

Patient Harm: The Facts and the Effects of Fibromyalgia Diagnostic Criteria

Small Fiber Neuropathy Fibromyalgia Studies Mount: But Does SFN Cause Pain in FM?

Cognitive Dysfunction of Fibromyalgia Does Not Impair Driving Ability

The Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) and Your Disability Insurance Benefits

Study Finds Serotonin Decreases Sensitivity to Pain

Connectivity Between Brain Regions May Predict Fibromyalgia Drug Treatment Response

VIDEO: Ken Questions: The Chronically Ill & Disabled Parking

Fibromyalgia-Friendly Turkey Day Recipe Tips and Swaps

 
Print Page
Email Article

Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha Blocks Differentiation and Enhances Suppressive Activity of Immature Myeloid Cells during Chronic Inflammation

  [ Not Yet Rated ]   [ 1 Comment ]
By M. Sade-Feldman et al. • www.ProHealth.com • April 6, 2013


Editor's Comment: A number of studies have found elevated inflammatory cytokines in patients with CFS/ME. In 1999, Moss et al. discovered that TNF-a was elevated in CFS patients. Maes et al. confirmed this finding in 2011. Elevated levels of inflammatory cytokines, including TNF-a, have also been found in fibromyalgia patients. (Read the abstract HERE.Zeta chain downregulation has been implicated in cancer and in autoimmune diseases.

~Source: Immunity, Volume 38, Issue 3, 541-554, 07 March 2013

By M. Sade-Feldman et al.

Highlights

  • TNF-a promotes immunosuppression during chronic inflammation via MDSCs
  • TNF-a blocks MDSC maturation by enhancing S100A8/9 and RAGE expression
  • TNF-a augments MDSC suppressive activity impairing T and NK cell function
  • Etanercept enhances MDSC maturation and reduces their suppressive activity

Summary

Elevated concentrations of tumor necrosis factor-a (TNF-a) are detected in pathologies characterized by chronic inflammation. Whether TNF-a plays a role in manipulating the host’s immune system toward generating an immunosuppressive milieu, typical of ongoing chronic inflammation, is unclear. Here we showed that TNF-a exhibited a dual function during chronic inflammation: arresting differentiation of immature myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) primarily via the S100A8 and S100A9 inflammatory proteins and their corresponding receptor (RAGE) and augmenting MDSC suppressive activity. These functions led to in vivo T and NK cell dysfunction accompanied by T cell antigen receptor zeta chain downregulation. Furthermore, administration of etanercept (TNF-a antagonist) during early chronic inflammatory stages reduced MDSCs’ suppressive activity and enhanced their maturation into dendritic cells and macrophages, resulting in the restoration of in vivo immune functions and recovery of zeta chain expression. Thus, TNF has a fundamental role in promoting an immunosuppressive environment generated during chronic inflammation.

Source: Immunity, Volume 38, Issue 3, 541-554, 07 March 2013. Sade-Feldman M, Kanterman J, Ish-Shalom E, Elnekave M, Horwitz E, Baniyash M. The Lautenberg Center for General and Tumor Immunology, The Institute for Medical Research Israel-Canada.




Please Discuss This Article:   Post a Comment 

TNF-a
Posted by: IanH
Apr 6, 2013
Also reduces mitochondrial membrane potential gradient when chronically elevated. This in turn leads to many of the symptoms in ME/CFS
Reply Reply
 
Free Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Newsletters
Subscribe to
Our FREE
Newsletter
Subscribe Now!
Receive up-to-date ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia treatment and research news
 Privacy Guaranteed  |  View Archives

Save on Immune Support Supplements

Featured Products

B-12 Extreme™ B-12 Extreme™
The Most Potent Vitamin B-12 on Earth
Guaifenesin FA™ Guaifenesin FA™
Natural Expectorant Relieves Chest Congestion
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® by ProHealth Optimized Curcumin Longvida® by ProHealth
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™ Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™
The B-12 your brain needs for detox & sharpness
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function

Natural Remedies

Running on Empty? Fuel Up with NADH Running on Empty? Fuel Up with NADH
Natural Support for Mood, Sleep and Mental Focus? L-theanine Natural Support for Mood, Sleep and Mental Focus? L-theanine
Front Line Defense Against Colds & Flu - Support for Healthy Immune System Balance Front Line Defense Against Colds & Flu - Support for Healthy Immune System Balance
Broad Spectrum Protection Against Brain Aging Broad Spectrum Protection Against Brain Aging
Ubiquinol - A More Advanced Form of the Energy Producing Nutrient CoQ-10 Ubiquinol - A More Advanced Form of the Energy Producing Nutrient CoQ-10

FIBROMYALGIA RESOURCES
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia 101
Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fibromyalgia Treatments
| CFS RESOURCES
What is CFS?
ME/CFS 101
ME/CFS Symptoms
ME/CFS Treatments
| FORUMS
Fibromyalgia
ME/CFS
ADVANCED MEDICAL LABS
WHOLESALE  |  AFFILIATES
GUARANTEE
CONTACT US
PRIVACY
RSS
SITE MAP
ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus
Credit Card Processing