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Experimental Lung Research

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324063/granulomatous-lung-inflammation-is-nanoparticle-type-dependent
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Yves Pacheco, Marine Ponchon, Serge Lebecque, Alain Calender, Jean François Bernaudin, Dominique Valeyre, Marc Iglarz, Daniel S Strasser, Rolf Studer, Diego Freti, Toufiq Renno, Abederrazzaq Bentaher
BACKGROUND: Nanoparticles are increasingly suspected as a strong etiologic factor of granuloma formation. AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of our study was to compare lung inflammatory response and histology changes following exposure of mice to two widely used nanoparticles: carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) and cadmium-based nanoparticles (QDOT705) in an attempt to better our understanding of granulomatous inflammation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Various groups of mice were included: control mice and mice that were intranasally instilled with QDOT or MWCNT...
January 11, 2018: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324062/four-day-pulse-of-sodium-cromoglycate-modulates-pulmonary-vessel-wall-remodeling-during-21-day-hypoxia-in-rats
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Tomáš Novotný, Jiří Uhlík, Luděk Vajner
AIM OF THE STUDY: Remodeling of pulmonary resistance arteries in rats due to 4-day hypoxia could be successfully suppressed by sodium cromoglycate. In this study, we tested the difference in the suppression between two distinct time patterns of cromoglycate administration during 21-day hypoxia. In the experiment, we focused on some details in both smooth muscle cells and extracellular matrix of pulmonary arterial walls. METHODS: During 21-day hypoxia, rats were treated with sodium cromoglycate either in the first four days or in the last four days...
January 11, 2018: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324052/the-expression-profile-of-claudin-family-members-in-the-developing-mouse-lung-and-expression-alterations-resulting-from-exposure-to-secondhand-smoke-shs
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Joshua B Lewis, Felix R Jimenez, Brigham J Merrell, Brent Kimbler, Juan A Arroyo, Paul R Reynolds
Claudins are tight junctional proteins implicated in cell polarity and epithelial barrier maintenance. Claudin misregulation adversely impacts developmental aspects of cell differentiation and proliferation. The current research evaluated transcriptional expression for Claudins 1-11 and 18 in the developing murine lung at embryonic days (E) 14.5, 16.5, and 18.5 and at post-natal day (PN) 3 and PN15. Mouse lungs were also assessed by immunohistochemical analysis to qualitatively evaluate Claudin protein expression...
January 11, 2018: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324051/anti-il-8-antibody-potentiates-the-effect-of-exogenous-surfactant-in-respiratory-failure-caused-by-meconium-aspiration
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Pavol Mikolka, Jana Kopincova, Petra Kosutova, Maros Kolomaznik, Andrea Calkovska, Daniela Mokra
AIM: Meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS) is life-threatening respiratory failure of newborns which can be treated by exogenous surfactant. In response to meconium, increased levels of chemokine IL-8 (CXCL8) stimulate massive neutrophil infiltration of the lungs. Local accumulation and activation of neutrophils, on-going inflammation, lung edema, and oxidative damage contribute to inactivation of endogenous and therapeutically given surfactants. Therefore, we have hypothesized that addition of monoclonal anti-IL-8 antibody into exogenous surfactant can mitigate the neutrophil-induced local injury and the secondary surfactant inactivation and may finally result in improvement of respiratory functions...
January 11, 2018: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236548/budesonide-instillation-immediately-after-reperfusion-ameliorates-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-injury-in-the-transplanted-lung-of-rat
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Wei Gao, Qiu-Ming Meng, Xiao-Guang Cui
PURPOSE: Lung ischemia-reperfusion injury (LIRI) after lung transplantation can lead to primary graft dysfunction. Budesonide can improve endothelial function to reduce lung injury. This study was aimed to examine the effects of budesonide on LIRI and potential mechanisms. METHODS: Wistar rats were randomized and transplanted with syngeneic left lung or received the sham surgery. The recipients were instilled with saline or budesonide immediately after reperfusion...
December 13, 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227717/quercetin-restores-corticosteroid-sensitivity-in-cells-from-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#6
Akihisa Mitani, Aishah Azam, Chaitanya Vuppusetty, Kazuhiro Ito, Nicolas Mercado, Peter J Barnes
Corticosteroid resistance is a major barrier to the effective treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Oxidative stress from cigarette smoke and chronic inflammation is likely to induce this corticosteroid insensitivity. Quercetin is a polyphenol that has been reported to be an active oxygen scavenger as well as a functional adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK) activator. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of quercetin on corticosteroid responsiveness in COPD cells...
December 11, 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220597/dietary-nacl-affects-bleomycin-induced-lung-fibrosis-in-mice
#7
Wensheng Chen, Darrell Pilling, Richard H Gomer
PURPOSE: High levels of NaCl in the diet are associated with both cardiac and renal fibrosis, but whether salt intake affects pulmonary fibrosis has not been examined. AIM OF THE STUDY: To test the hypothesis that salt intake might affect pulmonary fibrosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Mice were fed low, normal, or high salt diets for 2 weeks, and then treated with oropharyngeal bleomycin to induce pulmonary fibrosis, or oropharyngeal saline as a control...
December 8, 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220595/dose-dependent-effects-of-tadalafil-and-roflumilast-on-ovalbumin-induced-airway-hyperresponsiveness-in-guinea-pigs
#8
Anna Urbanova, Ivana Medvedova, Martin Kertys, Pavol Mikolka, Petra Kosutova, Daniela Mokra, Juraj Mokrý
INTRODUCTION: Chronic obstructive diseases of airways associated with cough and/or airway smooth muscle hyperresponsiveness are usually treated with bronchodilating and anti-inflammatory drugs. Recently, selective phosphodiesterase (PDE) 4 inhibitors have been introduced into the therapy of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Several studies have demonstrated their ability to influence the airway reactivity and eosinophilic inflammation by increasing the intracellular cAMP concentrations also in bronchial asthma...
December 8, 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206498/the-potential-application-of-strategic-released-apigenin-from-polymeric-carrier-in-pulmonary-fibrosis
#9
Junxia Zhang, Liqin Chao, Xianghua Liu, Yanmei Shi, Caili Zhang, Lingfei Kong, Ruiqin Li
AIM: The capability of reducing fibrotic and inflammatory responses in lung tissues represents a gold standard for evaluating the efficacy of therapeutic interventions for treating idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). A wide variety of therapeutic strategies have been employed in clinic to treat PF, but limited success has been obtained. Apigenin (4, 5, 7-trihydroxyflavone) is a member of flavonoid family that exerts anti-inflammatory and anti-fibrosis effects. In this study, we explore the potential therapeutic effect of apigenin in lung fibrosis...
December 5, 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206488/structural-and-functional-evidence-for-the-scaffolding-effect-of-alveolar-blood-vessels
#10
Barry C Gibney, Willi L Wagner, Alexandra B Ysasi, Janeil M Belle, Akira Tsuda, Maximilian Ackermann, Steven J Mentzer
A contribution of pulmonary blood distension to alveolar opening was first proposed more than 100 years ago. To investigate the contribution of blood distension to lung mechanics, we studied control mice (normal perfusion), mice after exsanguination (absent perfusion) and mice after varying degrees of parenchymal resection (supra-normal perfusion). On inflation, mean tracheal pressures were higher in the bloodless mouse (4.0 ± 2.5 cm H2O); however, there was minimal difference between conditions on deflation (0...
December 5, 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199880/exposure-to-cigarette-smoke-extract-and-lipopolysaccharide-modifies-cytoskeleton-organization-in-bronchial-epithelial-cells
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Claudia D'Anna, Diego Cigna, Caterina Di Sano, Serena Di Vincenzo, Paola Dino, Maria Ferraro, Luca Bini, Laura Bianchi, Francesca Di Gaudio, Mark Gjomarkaj, Elisabetta Pace
The integrity of the respiratory epithelium is crucial for airway homeostasis. Tobacco smoke exposure and recurrent infections of the airways play a crucial role in the progression and in the decline of the respiratory function in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The aim of this study was to detect differentially expressed proteins in a bronchial epithelial cell line (16-HBE) stimulated with cigarette smoke extract (CSE) and lipopolysaccharide (LPS), a constituent of gram-negative bacteria, alone and/or in combination, by using two-dimensional electrophoresis (2DE) analysis coupled with matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry...
December 4, 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199874/necrostatin-1-attenuates-lipopolysaccharide-induced-acute-lung-injury-in-mice
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Enqin Guan, Yue Wang, Caixia Wang, Ruiyun Zhang, Yiming Zhao, Jiang Hong
AIM OF THE STUDY: Receptor-interacting protein (RIP) kinase family members are involved in several biological processes. However, their role in acute lung injury (ALI) is still unclear. In the present study, we aim to determine the expression and function of RIP kinase family in ALI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the present study, ALI was induced in BALB/c male mice by intravenously injecting lipopolysaccharide (LPS). The expression levels of the RIP kinase family in ALI mice were determined using western blotting and immunohistochemical staining...
December 4, 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29252074/murine-model-of-oropharyngeal-gastric-fluid-aspiration-a-new-assessment-method-for-intrapulmonary-liquid-distribution-using-digital-pixel-calculation
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Dylan Beinart, Sade M B Finn, Uwe Scheuermann, Zoie E Holzknecht, Andrew S Barbas, William Parker, Shu S Lin
AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of this study was to investigate a new method for visualization and quantification of intrapulmonary liquid distribution after oropharyngeal gastric fluid aspiration in mice. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eleven mice received oropharyngeal aspiration with a gastric fluid, India ink, and saline solution. Digital imaging and pixel calculation were used to analyze intrapulmonary fluid distribution selectively. RESULTS: Digital pixel analysis and orophanryngeal aspiration are both safe techniques in mice and deliver reproducible/valid results...
November 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236544/gene-therapy-for-cystic-fibrosis-improved-delivery-techniques-and-conditioning-with-lysophosphatidylcholine-enhance-lentiviral-gene-transfer-in-mouse-lung-airways
#14
Patricia Cmielewski, Nigel Farrow, Sharnna Devereux, David Parsons, Martin Donnelley
Purpose/Aim: Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common, fatal recessive genetic disease among the Caucasian population. Gene therapy has the potential to treat CF long term, however physiological barriers can prevent VSV-G pseudotyped lentiviral (LV) vectors from efficiently accessing the relevant receptors on the basolateral membrane of airway epithelial cells. The aims of this experiment were to use our new dose delivery techniques to determine whether conditioning the mouse lung conducting airways with lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC) improves the level of airway gene expression...
November 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206492/intravenous-controlled-release-hydrogen-sulfide-protects-against-ventilator-induced-lung-injury
#15
Lifeng Wang, Hao Yu, Yana Zhang, Caiyu Dong, Bo Liu
BACKGROUND: Despite its critical utility in providing life support to patients with impaired respiratory functions, prolonged mechanical ventilation has been found to cause a series of pathological changes in the lung that are collectively referred to as ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI). This study aims to investigate the therapeutic effects of mesoporous silica nanoparticles (DATS-MSN), which is capable of releasing H2S in a slow and controlled manner, on VILI. METHODS: A murine VILI model was generated...
November 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199894/local-and-systemic-effects-of-a-silver-nitrate-coated-indwelling-pleural-catheter-in-an-animal-model-of-pleurodesis
#16
Alain Tremblay, Christine T Kearney, Chris Hanks, Jennifer Hughes Hanks, David S White, Marcia E Pereira, Craig E Zook, Karen Sargis, Luke Zhang
Purpose/Aim of the study: This study assessed the safety and potential toxicity of a silver nitrate coated indwelling pleural catheter (SNCIPC) designed to create pleurodesis in a large animal model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixteen animals underwent insertion of either a SNCIPC or an uncoated silicone catheter. Half of the animals were sacrificed at day 7 and the others at day 30. Animal weight and assessment of well-being, pleural fluid and blood collection were performed at regular intervals...
November 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035589/the-activity-of-nintedanib-in-an-animal-model-of-allogenic-left-lung-transplantation-resembling-aspects-of-allograft-rejection
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Marietta von Suesskind-Schwendi, Elke Boxhammer, Stephan W Hirt, Stephan Schreml, Christof Schmid, Lutz Wollin, Karla Lehle
AIM OF THE STUDY: The prevention and treatment of chronic lung allograft dysfunction (CLAD) after lung transplantation (LTx) remain unsatisfactory. Growth factors may play an important role in the development of CLAD. This study evaluated the effects of nintedanib, a receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor, in the treatment of CLAD after experimental LTx. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A rat model of left lung allo-transplantation (Fisher 344 to Wistar Kyoto) was used to evaluate the effect of nintedanib (50 mg/kg per day) on the development of CLAD...
October 16, 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035148/treatment-of-pulmonary-fibrosis-with-sirna-against-a-collagen-specific-chaperone-hsp47-in-vitamin-a-coupled-liposomes
#18
Mitsuo Otsuka, Masanori Shiratori, Hirofumi Chiba, Koji Kuronuma, Yasushi Sato, Yoshiro Niitsu, Hiroki Takahashi
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary fibrosis is a life-threatening pathological state of progressive interstitial lung diseases, such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Myofibroblasts are known to play a critical role in the pathogenesis of pulmonary fibrosis. This study aimed to evaluate the inhibitory effect of a small interfering RNA (siRNA) on a collagen-specific chaperone heat shock protein 47 (HSP47). The siRNA was preferentially delivered to myofibroblasts in a bleomycin (BLM)-induced pulmonary fibrosis rat model using siRNA against HSP47, encapsulated in a vitamin A-coupled liposome (VA-lip-siRNA HSP47)...
October 16, 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140133/ite-inhibits-growth-of-human-pulmonary-artery-endothelial-cells
#19
Ling-Pin Pang, Yan Li, Qing-Yun Zou, Chi Zhou, Wei Lei, Jing Zheng, Shi-An Huang
AIM: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a deadly disorder is associated with excessive growth of human pulmonary artery endothelial (HPAECs) and smooth muscle (HPASMCs) cells. Current therapies primarily aim at promoting vasodilation, which only ameliorates clinical symptoms without a cure. 2-(1'H-indole-3'-carbonyl)-thiazole-4-carboxylic acid methyl ester (ITE) is an endogenous aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) ligand, and mediates many cellular function including cell growth. However, the roles of ITE in human lung endothelial cells remain elusive...
October 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140132/mediation-of-the-single-walled-carbon-nanotubes-induced-pulmonary-fibrogenic-response-by-osteopontin-and-tgf-%C3%AE-1
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Timur O Khaliullin, Elena R Kisin, Ashley R Murray, Naveena Yanamala, Michael R Shurin, Dmitriy W Gutkin, Liliya M Fatkhutdinova, Valerian E Kagan, Anna A Shvedova
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: A number of in vivo studies have shown that pulmonary exposure to carbon nanotubes (CNTs) may lead to an acute local inflammatory response, pulmonary fibrosis, and granulomatous lesions. Among the factors that play direct roles in initiation and progression of fibrotic processes are epithelial-mesenchymal transition and myofibroblasts recruitment/differentiation, both mediated by transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1). Yet, other contributors to TGF-β1 associated signaling, such as osteopontin (OPN) has not been fully investigated...
October 2017: Experimental Lung Research
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