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Experimental Lung Research

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816543/mir-541-5p-regulates-lung-fibrosis-by-targeting-cyclic-nucleotide-phosphodiesterase-1a
#1
Liqin Ren, Chunyan Yang, Yongfeng Dou, Renhui Zhan, Yi Sun, Yan Yu
AIM OF THE STUDY: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a lethal human disease with short survival time and few treatment options. In this study, we aim to demonstrate that cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase 1A (PDE1A), a Ca2+/calmodulin-stimulating PDE family member, plays a critical role in the induction of fibrosis and angiogenesis in the lung. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To induce pulmonary damage, adult male SD rats were treated with bleomycin in a dose of 6 mg/kg body weight by a single intratracheal instillation...
August 17, 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749708/smg-1-kinase-attenuates-mitochondrial-ros-production-but-not-cell-respiration-deficits-during-hyperoxia
#2
Emily A Resseguie, Paul S Brookes, Michael A O'Reilly
PURPOSE: Supplemental oxygen (hyperoxia) used to treat individuals in respiratory distress causes cell injury by enhancing the production of toxic reactive oxygen species (ROS) and inhibiting mitochondrial respiration. The suppressor of morphogenesis of genitalia (SMG-1) kinase is activated during hyperoxia and promotes cell survival by phosphorylating the tumor suppressor p53 on serine 15. Here, we investigate whether SMG-1 and p53 blunt this vicious cycle of progressive ROS production and decline in mitochondrial respiration seen during hyperoxia...
July 27, 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718726/effects-of-the-notch1-signaling-pathway-on-human-lung-cancer-a549-cells
#3
Yun Zeng, Bijian Yin, Xinwei Wang, Guohao Xia, Zhengjie Shen, Wenzhe Gu, Mianhua Wu
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of the Notch1 signaling pathway on human lung cancer A549 cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A549 cells were transfected with recombinant plasmids. Cell proliferation was detected by MTT assay. A tumor-bearing mouse model was established for intratumoral gene injection. Apoptosis-related factors were detected by immunohistochemical assay. Caspase-8, caspase-3, caspase-9, PI3K, pAkt and pSTAT3 expressions were detected by Western blotting...
July 18, 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718683/the-measurement-of-cough-response-to-bronchoconstriction-induced-by-methacholine-inhalation-in-healthy-subjects-an-examination-using-the-astograph-method
#4
Johsuke Hara, Masaki Fujimura, Noriyuki Ohkura, Tamami Sakai, Kenta Yamamura, Miki Abo, Hayato Koba, Satoshi Watanabe, Taro Yoneda, Shingo Nishikawa, Takashi Sone, Hideharu Kimura, Yoshihisa Ishiura, Kazuo Kasahara
BACKGROUND: We demonstrated that heightened cough response to bronchoconstriction is a fundamental feature of cough variant asthma (CVA). To evaluate this physiological feature of CVA in daily clinical practice, it is necessary to clarify the cough response to bronchoconstriction in healthy subjects. We evaluated cough response to methacholine (MCh)-induced bronchoconstriction in healthy subjects. A forced oscillometry technique was used to measure airway resistance changes with Mch. METHODS: Healthy never-smokers (21 men, 20 women; mean 22...
July 18, 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696809/effects-of-aspergillus-fumigatus-on-glucocorticoid-receptor-and-%C3%AE-2-adrenergic-receptor-expression-in-a-rat-model-of-asthma
#5
Xia Zhou, Ya-Jie Dang, Gui-Fang Wang, Xian-Qiao Jin
PURPOSE: Conventional inhaled corticosteroids or β2-adrenergic receptor agonists do not work well in some asthmatic populations while empirical antifungal therapy has obvious impact on those patients. The study was designed to investigate whether short-term exposure to Aspergillus fumigatus (A. fumigatus) could decrease glucocorticoid receptor (GCR) and β2-adrenergic receptor (ADRB2) expression in lung tissue of asthmatic rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A rat model of chronic asthma was first established by ovalbumin sensitization and challenge...
July 11, 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696800/effect-of-nintedanib-on-airway-inflammation-and-remodeling-in-a-murine-chronic-asthma-model
#6
Hwa Young Lee, Jung Hur, In Kyoung Kim, Ji Young Kang, Hyoung Kyu Yoon, Sook Young Lee, Soon Suk Kwon, Young Kyoon Kim, Chin Kook Rhee
INTRODUCTION: Nintedanib is a multi-tyrosine kinase receptor inhibitor recently approved for treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Although angiogenesis is a key process involved in airway structural changes in patients with bronchial asthma, the effect of nintedanib targeting the angiokinase pathway on airway inflammation and remodeling has not been evaluated. METHODS: We used a 3-month ovalbumin (OVA) challenge mouse model of airway remodeling. Nintedanib was orally administrated during the challenge period, and the effects were examined based on the percentage of airway inflammatory cells, airway hyper-reactivity (AHR), peribronchial goblet cell hyperplasia, total lung collagen and smooth muscle area...
July 11, 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657365/acute-hypobaric-hypoxia-augments-rock2-protein-level-and-activity
#7
Priyanka Pandey, Sangeeta Kumari, Zahara Ali, Ma Qadar Pasha
AIM: Rho kinase activation plays an important role in hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction and increased vascular resistance. The present study investigated changes in the level and activity of rho kinase isoform 2 (ROCK2) under acute hypobaric hypoxia exposure. For this, Wistar rats were taken as the model organism. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifteen male Wistar rats (4-6 week old, 250 grams) were normalized with the surrounding environment by providing a 12/12 hour day and night acclimatization cycle...
June 28, 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644754/expression-of-enzymes-related-to-glucose-metabolism-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-and-prognosis
#8
Alexandra Giatromanolaki, Efthimios Sivridis, Stella Arelaki, Michael I Koukourakis
Purpose/Aim: Cancer cells are addicted to glycolytic anaerobic pathways, in presence or in absence of a functional Krebs' cycle (phenomenon Warburg). This metabolic predilection relies on both extracellular (impaired vascularization and oxygenation) and intracellular (oncogenic activation of genes) causes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We investigated the expression and prognostic relevance of enzymes involved in the glucose absorption and metabolism, monocarboxylate transporter (MCT) expression, MCT1 and MCT2, pentose pathway (Glucose-6-phospahte dehydrogenase G6PD), glycogene synthesis (glycogene synthase GYS1), glycolysis (Hexokinase HXKII, phosphofructokinase PFK1, fructose biphosphate aldolase), fate of pyruvate (pyruvate dehydrogenase PDH, phosphorylated pPDH, PDH kinase PDK1, lactate dehydrogenase LDH5 and LDH1) and key Kreb's cycle enzymes (citrate synthase CSynth and isocitrate dehydrogenase IDH)...
June 23, 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636457/notch-signaling-in-lung-diseases
#9
Jiehan Jiang, Kui Xiao, Ping Chen
NOTCH is a fundamental signaling system that regulates normal embryonic development and tissue homeostasis in adult life. NOTCH receptor is a single-pass transmembrane protein normally triggered via direct cell-to-cell contact, in which NOTCH ligands bind the extracellular domain of the receptor, inducing γ-secretase cleavage and release of intracellular domain. The intracellular domain binds to the transcriptional effector RBPJκ to activate transcription of target genes that regulate cell differentiation, patterning, and morphogenesis during embryonic development and adult life...
June 21, 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636438/oxidative-stress-mediated-by-nitrogen-at-elevated-pressure-inhibits-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-growth
#10
Stephen R Thom, Mark Ma, Veena M Bhopale, Cindy Zhou, Li Mao
Purpose/Aim: High pressures of gases such as nitrogen enhance production of singlet oxygen. Therefore, we hypothesized that growth of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) A549 cells and a human-derived NSCLC explant could be inhibited by an oxidative stress mechanism using high-pressure nitrogen. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Growth of human NSCLC explants and A549 cells in Matrigel were assessed after implantation into nude mice who were exposed to elevated pressures. RESULTS: Subcutaneous implant growth of NSCLC in nude mice was inhibited by a daily 78-minute protocol using nitrogen/oxygen breathing mixture such that at the maximum pressure of 2...
June 21, 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557567/gene-expression-of-the-concentration-sensitive-sodium-channel-is-suppressed-in-lipopolysaccharide-induced-acute-lung-injury-in-mice
#11
Teruki Hagiwara, Shigeru Yoshida, Yuji Hidaka
PURPOSE: The concentration-sensitive sodium channel (NaC) is expressed in alveolar type II epithelial cells and pulmonary microvascular endothelial cells in mouse lungs. We recently reported that NaC contributes to amiloride-insensitive sodium transport in mouse lungs (Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology, 2016). However, details regarding its physiological role in the lung remain unknown. To examine whether NaC is involved in alveolar fluid clearance during an acute lung injury (ALI), we analyzed the relationship between NaC gene expression in the lung and the development of pulmonary edema in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced ALI mice...
April 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541755/epinephrine-but-not-vasopressin-attenuates-the-airway-response-to-anaphylactic-shock-in-rats
#12
Feng Zheng, Ruxandra Copotoiu, Charles Tacquard, Bruno Demoulin, Jean Marc Malinovsky, Bruno Levy, Dan Longrois, Grégoire Barthel, Paul Michel Mertes, François Marchal, Silvia Demoulin-Alexikova, Olivier Collange
PURPOSE: The two life-threatening signs of anaphylactic shock (AS) are severe arterial hypotension and bronchospasm. Guidelines recommend epinephrine as first-line treatment. Arginine vasopressin (AVP) has been proposed as an alternative if epinephrine does not correct arterial hypotension. These two drugs may have beneficial, neutral or deleterious effects on airflow either directly or by modifying factors that regulate vasodilatation and/or edema in the bronchial wall. AIM OF THE STUDY: To compare the effects of epinephrine and AVP on airflow and airway leakage in a rat model of AS...
April 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534660/radiation-induced-pulmonary-fibrosis-as-a-model-of-progressive-fibrosis-contributions-of-dna-damage-inflammatory-response-and-cellular-senescence-genes
#13
Tyler A Beach, Carl J Johnston, Angela M Groves, Jacqueline P Williams, Jacob N Finkelstein
Purpose/Aim of Study: Studies of pulmonary fibrosis (PF) have resulted in DNA damage, inflammatory response, and cellular senescence being widely hypothesized to play a role in the progression of the disease. Utilizing these aforementioned terms, genomics databases were interrogated along with the term, "pulmonary fibrosis," to identify genes common among all 4 search terms. Findings were compared to data derived from a model of radiation-induced progressive pulmonary fibrosis (RIPF) to verify that these genes are similarly expressed, supporting the use of radiation as a model for diseases involving PF, such as human idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)...
April 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409646/intravitreal-bevacizumab-alters-type-iv-collagenases-and-exacerbates-arrested-alveologenesis-in-the-neonatal-rat-lungs
#14
Arwin M Valencia, Charles L Cai, Jeffrey Tan, Thomas J Duggan, Gloria B Valencia, Jacob V Aranda, Kay D Beharry
Purpose/Aim: Intravitreal bevacizumab (Avastin) is an irreversible vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) inhibitor used off-label to treat severe retinopathy of prematurity in extremely low gestational age neonates. VEGF and matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and the tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs) participate in lung maturation. We tested the hypothesis that intravitreal bevacizumab enters the systemic circulation and has long-lasting effects on lung MMPs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Neonatal rats were exposed to: (1) hyperoxia (50% O2); (2) intermittent hypoxia (IH) (50% O2 with brief episodes of 12% O2); or (3) room air (RA) from birth (P0) to P14...
April 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379062/inhibition-of-microrna-21-by-an-antagomir-ameliorates-allergic-inflammation-in-a-mouse-model-of-asthma
#15
Hwa Young Lee, Hea Yon Lee, Joon Young Choi, Jung Hur, In Kyoung Kim, Young Kyoon Kim, Ji Young Kang, Sook Young Lee
AIM OF THE STUDY: MicroRNA-21 (miR-21) is up-regulated during allergic airway inflammation, reflecting a Th2 immune response. We investigated the effects of an miR-21 antagomir and its mechanism of action in a mouse model of acute bronchial asthma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: BALB/c mice were sensitized and challenged with ovalbumin (OVA). The anti-miR-21 antagomir was administered by intranasal inhalation from the day of sensitization. Changes in cell counts, Th2 cytokine levels in bronchoalveolar (BAL) fluid, and airway hyper-responsiveness (AHR) were examined...
April 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494216/cough-reflex-hypersensitivity-a-role-for-neurotrophins
#16
Ahmed Z El-Hashim, Sahar M Jaffal
Cough is one of the most common complaints for which sufferers seek medical assistance. However, currently available drugs are not very effective in treating cough, particularly that which follows an upper respiratory tract infection. Nonetheless, there has been a significant increase in our understanding of the mechanisms and pathways of the defensive cough as well as the hypersensitive/pathophysiological cough, both at airway and central nervous system (CNS) levels. Numerous molecules and signaling pathways have been identified as potential targets for antitussive drugs, including neurotrophins (NTs)...
March 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368678/functional-characterization-of-a-novel-3d-model-of-the-epithelial-mesenchymal-trophic-unit
#17
Fabio Bucchieri, Alessandro Pitruzzella, Alberto Fucarino, Antonella Marino Gammazza, Celeste Caruso Bavisotto, Vito Marcianò, Massimo Cajozzo, Giorgio Lo Iacono, Roberto Marchese, Giovanni Zummo, Stephen T Holgate, Donna E Davies
BACKGROUND/AIM: Epithelial-mesenchymal communication plays a key role in tissue homeostasis and abnormal signaling contributes to chronic airways disease such as COPD. Most in vitro models are limited in complexity and poorly represent this epithelial-mesenchymal trophic unit. We postulated that cellular outgrowth from bronchial tissue would enable development of a mucosal structure that recapitulates better in vivo tissue architecture. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Bronchial tissue was embedded in Matrigel and outgrowth cultures monitored using time-lapse microscopy, electrical resistance, light and electron microscopy...
March 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353351/effects-of-human-umbilical-cord-blood-mononuclear-cells-on-respiratory-system-mechanics-in-a-murine-model-of-neonatal-lung-injury
#18
David R Mills, Quanfu Mao, Sharon Chu, Kate Falcon Girard, Morey Kraus, James F Padbury, Monique E De Paepe
BACKGROUND: Mononuclear cells (MNCs) have well-documented beneficial effects in a wide range of adult pulmonary diseases. The effects of human umbilical cord blood-derived MNCs on neonatal lung injury, highly relevant for potential autologous application in preterm newborns at risk for bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), remain incompletely established. The aim of this study was to determine the long-term morphologic and functional effects of systemically delivered MNCs in a murine model of neonatal lung injury...
March 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318340/characteristic-plethysmographic-findings-in-a-guinea-pig-model-of-copd
#19
Edgar Ramírez-Ramírez, Armando Torres-Ramírez, Jesús Alquicira-Mireles, Abraham Cañavera-Constantino, Patricia Segura-Medina, Martha Montaño-Ramírez, Carlos Ramos-Abraham, Mario H Vargas, José Luis Arreola-Ramírez
AIM OF THE STUDY: Long-term exposure to cigarette smoke generates chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in guinea pigs, but a comprehensive evaluation of changes in lung function, as assessed by barometric whole body plethysmography (WBP), is lacking. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Female guinea pigs were exposed to the smoke of 20 cigarettes/day, 5 days/week, during 10 weeks (COPD group, n = 8), and were compared with unexposed female guinea pigs of the same age (control group, n = 8)...
March 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394655/stretch-induced-apoptosis-in-rat-alveolar-epithelial-cells-is-mediated-by-the-intrinsic-mitochondrial-pathway
#20
Hartmut Kuhn, Hendrik Nieuwenhuijsen, Bianca Karthe, Hubert Wirtz
BACKGROUND: Alveolar type II (ATII) cells in the lung are exposed to mechanical stretch during breathing and mechanical ventilation. Increased mechanical stretch contributes to lung injury by induction of apoptosis and necrosis in ATII cells. AIM OF THE STUDY: In this study, we investigated the intrinsic and the extrinsic apoptosis pathways, and their involvement in our model of stretch-induced apoptosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: ATII cells were stretched on elastic membranes for 24 h and apoptosis was determined at different time points...
February 2017: Experimental Lung Research
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