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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446172/clinical-characteristics-of-eosinophilic-copd-versus-copd-patients-with-a-history-of-asthma
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LETTER
Umme Kolsum, Arjun Ravi, Paul Hitchen, Satyanarayana Maddi, Thomas Southworth, Dave Singh
Eosinophilic COPD appears to be a distinct patient subgroup with an increased corticosteroid response. Eosinophilic COPD has been labelled as part of the asthma COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS). We compared the clinical characteristics of eosinophilic COPD patients (without any clinical history of asthma) and COPD patients with a childhood history of asthma. COPD patients with asthma were characterised by more allergies and more exacerbations, but less eosinophilic inflammation. While terms such as "ACOS" are used to "lump" patients together, we report distinct differences between eosinophilic COPD and COPD patients with asthma, and propose that these groups should be split rather than lumped...
April 26, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438206/exogenous-gene-transfer-of-rab-3-8-small-gtpase-ameliorates-aberrant-lung-surfactant-homeostasis-in-ruby-rats
#2
Kazuhiro Osanai, Keisuke Nakase, Takashi Sakuma, Kazuaki Nishiki, Masafumi Nojiri, Ryo Kato, Masatoshi Saito, Yuki Fujimoto, Shiro Mizuno, Hirohisa Toga
BACKGROUND: Rab(3)8 small GTPase regulates intracellular transport in melanocytes and alveolar type II epithelial cells. Ruby rats carrying Rab(3)8 and other gene mutations exhibit oculocutaneous albinism, bleeding diathesis, and hence, are a rat model of human Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome (HPS). We previously showed that Long Evans Cinnamon (LEC) rats, one strain of the Ruby rats, developed aberrant lung surfactant homeostasis with remarkably enlarged lamellar bodies in alveolar type II cells...
April 24, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438162/targeting-of-nicotinamide-phosphoribosyltransferase-enzymatic-activity-ameliorates-lung-damage-induced-by-ischemia-reperfusion-in-rats
#3
Geng-Chin Wu, Wen-I Liao, Shu-Yu Wu, Hsin-Ping Pao, Shih-En Tang, Min-Hui Li, Kun-Lun Huang, Shi-Jye Chu
BACKGROUND: Emerging evidence reveals that nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT) has a significant role in the pathophysiology of the inflammatory process. NAMPT inhibition has a beneficial effect in the treatment of a variety of inflammatory diseases. However, it remains unclear whether NAMPT inhibition has an impact on ischemia-reperfusion (I/R)-induced acute lung injury. In this study, we examined whether NAMPT inhibition provided protection against I/R lung injury in rats...
April 24, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438154/network-based-analysis-reveals-novel-gene-signatures-in-peripheral-blood-of-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#4
Ma'en Obeidat, Yunlong Nie, Virginia Chen, Casey P Shannon, Anand Kumar Andiappan, Bernett Lee, Olaf Rotzschke, Peter J Castaldi, Craig P Hersh, Nick Fishbane, Raymond T Ng, Bruce McManus, Bruce E Miller, Stephen Rennard, Peter D Paré, Don D Sin
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is currently the third leading cause of death and there is a huge unmet clinical need to identify disease biomarkers in peripheral blood. Compared to gene level differential expression approaches to identify gene signatures, network analyses provide a biologically intuitive approach which leverages the co-expression patterns in the transcriptome to identify modules of co-expressed genes. METHODS: A weighted gene co-expression network analysis (WGCNA) was applied to peripheral blood transcriptome from 238 COPD subjects to discover co-expressed gene modules...
April 24, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431562/effects-of-the-common-polymorphism-in-the-human-aldehyde-dehydrogenase-2-aldh2-gene-on-the-lung
#5
Aoi Kuroda, Ahmed E Hegab, Gao Jingtao, Shuji Yamashita, Nobuyuki Hizawa, Tohru Sakamoto, Hideyasu Yamada, Satoshi Suzuki, Makoto Ishii, Ho Namkoong, Takanori Asakura, Mari Ozaki, Hiroyuki Yasuda, Junko Hamamoto, Shizuko Kagawa, Kenzo Soejima, Tomoko Betsuyaku
BACKGROUND: Aldehyde dehydrogenases (ALDHs) play a major role in detoxification of aldehydes. High expression of ALDHs is a marker for stem cells of many organs including the lungs. A common polymorphism in ALDH2 gene (ALDH2*2) results in inactivation of the enzyme and is associated with alcohol flushing syndrome and increased risk for cardiovascular and Alzheimer's diseases and some cancers. The effect of this ALDH2 polymorphism on the lung and its stem cells has not been thoroughly examined...
April 21, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431503/understanding-the-impact-of-symptoms-on-the-burden-of-copd
#6
REVIEW
Marc Miravitlles, Anna Ribera
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) imposes a substantial burden on individuals with the disease, which can include a range of symptoms (breathlessness, cough, sputum production, wheeze, chest tightness) of varying severities. We present an overview of the biomedical literature describing reported relationships between COPD symptoms and disease burden in terms of quality of life, health status, daily activities, physical activity, sleep, comorbid anxiety, and depression, as well as risk of exacerbations and disease prognosis...
April 21, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431501/outcomes-after-early-and-delayed-rehabilitation-for-exacerbation-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-nationwide-retrospective-cohort-study-in-japan
#7
Hiroki Matsui, Taisuke Jo, Kiyohide Fushimi, Hideo Yasunaga
BACKGROUND: The effectiveness of early pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) for exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) remains controversial. The present study aimed to compare the outcomes between early and delayed PR for exacerbation of COPD, using a national inpatient database. METHODS: Using the Japanese Diagnosis Procedure Combination database, we examined patients who were transported to hospital for exacerbation of COPD, received PR during hospitalisation, and were discharged to their home...
April 21, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427400/monitoring-mandibular-movements-to-detect-cheyne-stokes-breathing
#8
Jean-Benoît Martinot, Jean-Christian Borel, Nhat-Nam Le-Dong, Hervé Jean-Pierre Guénard, Valerie Cuthbert, Philip E Silkoff, David Gozal, Jean-Louis Pepin
BACKGROUND: The patterns of mandibular movements (MM) during sleep can be used to identify increased respiratory effort periodic large-amplitude MM (LPM), and cortical arousals associated with "sharp" large-amplitude MM (SPM). We hypothesized that Cheyne Stokes breathing (CSB) may be identified by periodic abnormal MM patterns. The present study aims to evaluate prospectively the concordance between CSB detected by periodic MM and polysomnography (PSG) as gold-standard. The present study aims to evaluate prospectively the concordance between CSB detected by periodic MM and polysomnography (PSG) as gold-standard...
April 20, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427395/protein-antigen-of-bird-related-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis-in-pigeon-serum-and-dropping
#9
Tsuyoshi Shirai, Haruhiko Furusawa, Asuka Furukawa, Yuki Ishige, Keisuke Uchida, Yasunari Miyazaki, Yoshinobu Eishi, Naohiko Inase
BACKGROUND: Avian antigen is a common cause of hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP). Inhalation challenge with pigeon serum and pigeon dropping extract (PDE) elicits a hypersensitivity reaction in patients with bird-related hypersensitivity pneumonitis (BRHP), but the antigenic components in these materials have yet to be fully elucidated. METHOD: Pigeon serum, pigeon intestine homogenates, and PDE were immunoblotted with serum samples from 8 patients with BRHP, 2 patients with summer-type HP, 2 patients with humidifier lung, and 3 healthy volunteers...
April 20, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424078/interleukin-6-displays-lung-anti-inflammatory-properties-and-exerts-protective-hemodynamic-effects-in-a-double-hit-murine-acute-lung-injury
#10
Guillaume Voiriot, Keyvan Razazi, Valérie Amsellem, Jeanne Tran Van Nhieu, Shariq Abid, Serge Adnot, Armand Mekontso Dessap, Bernard Maitre
BACKGROUND: Interleukin 6 (IL-6) is a predictive factor of poor prognosis in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). However, its acute pulmonary hemodynamic effects and role in lung injury have not been investigated in a clinically relevant murine model of ARDS. METHODS: We used adult C57Bl6 wild-type (WT) and IL-6 knock-out (IL-6KO) mice. The animals received intravenous recombinant human IL-6 (rHuIL-6) or vehicle followed by intratracheal lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or saline before undergoing low tidal volume mechanical ventilation (MV) for 5 h...
April 19, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424075/computational-modeling-of-airway-instability-and-collapse-in-tracheomalacia
#11
Scott J Hollister, Maximilian P Hollister, Sebastian K Hollister
BACKGROUND: Tracheomalacia (TM) is a condition of excessive tracheal collapse during exhalation. Both acquired and congenital forms of TM are believed to result from morphological changes in cartilaginous, fibrous and/or smooth muscle tissues reducing airway mechanical properties to a degree that precipitates collapse. However, neither the specific amount of mechanical property reduction nor the malacic segment lengths leading to life threatening airway collapse in TM are known. Furthermore, the specific mechanism of collapse is still debated...
April 19, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424066/short-term-exposure-to-pm2-5-and-vanadium-and-changes-in-asthma-gene-dna-methylation-and-lung-function-decrements-among-urban-children
#12
Kyung Hwa Jung, David Torrone, Stephanie Lovinsky-Desir, Matthew Perzanowski, Joshua Bautista, Jacqueline R Jezioro, Lori Hoepner, Jamie Ross, Frederica P Perera, Steven N Chillrud, Rachel L Miller
BACKGROUND: Both short and long-term exposure to traffic-related air pollutants have been associated with asthma and reduced lung function. We hypothesized that short-term indoor exposure to fine particulate matter <2.5 μm (PM2.5) and vanadium (V) would be associated with altered buccal cell DNA methylation of targeted asthma genes and decreased lung function among urban children in a nested subcohort of African American and Dominican children. METHODS: Six day integrated levels of air pollutants were measured from children's homes (age 9-14; n = 163), repeated 6 months later (n = 98)...
April 19, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420398/mechanisms-of-corticosteroid-insensitivity-in-copd-alveolar-macrophages-exposed-to-nthi
#13
Rana M Khalaf, Simon R Lea, Hannah J Metcalfe, Dave Singh
BACKGROUND: Non-typeable Haemophilus influenza (NTHi) infection is common in COPD. Corticosteroids can have limited therapeutic effects in COPD patients. NTHi causes corticosteroid insensitive cytokine production from COPD alveolar macrophages. We investigated the mechanisms by which NTHi causes corticosteroid insensitive inflammatory responses, and the effects of NTHi exposure on COPD macrophage polarisation. METHOD: Alveolar macrophages from COPD patients and controls were exposed to NTHi in conjunction with the corticosteroid dexamethasone and/or the p38 MAPK inhibitor BIRB-796...
April 18, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416015/costs-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-alpha-1-antitrypsin-deficient-copd-patients
#14
Florian M Karl, Rolf Holle, Robert Bals, Timm Greulich, Rudolf A Jörres, Annika Karch, Armin Koch, Stefan Karrasch, Reiner Leidl, Holger Schulz, Claus Vogelmeier, Margarethe E Wacker
BACKGROUND: Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency (AATD) is an economically unexplored genetic disease. METHODS: Direct and indirect costs (based on self-reported information on healthcare utilization) and health-related quality of life (HRQL, as assessed by SGRQ, CAT, and EQ-5D-3 L) were compared between 131 AATD patients (106 with, 25 without augmentation therapy (AT)) and 2,049 COPD patients without AATD participating in the COSYCONET COPD cohort. The medication costs of AT were excluded from all analyses to reveal differences associated with morbidity profiles...
April 17, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407775/telomere-shortening-and-accelerated-aging-in-copd-findings-from-the-bode-cohort
#15
Córdoba-Lanús Elizabeth, Cazorla-Rivero Sara, Espinoza-Jiménez Adriana, Juan P de-Torres, Pajares María-José, Aguirre-Jaime Armando, Celli Bartolomé, Casanova Ciro
BACKGROUND: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) may be associated with accelerated aging. Telomere shortening is a biomarker of aging. Cross-sectional studies describe shorter telomeres in COPD compared with matched controls. No studies have described telomere length trajectory and its relationship with COPD progression. We investigated telomere shortening over time and its relationship to clinical and lung function parameters in a COPD cohort and smoker controls without COPD...
April 13, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403901/cd44-and-its-ligand-hyaluronan-as-potential-biomarkers-in-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma-evidence-and-perspectives
#16
REVIEW
Lourdes Cortes-Dericks, Ralph Alexander Schmid
Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare and highly drug resistant tumor arising from the mesothelial surfaces of the lung pleura. The standard method to confirm MPM is the tedious, time-consuming cytological examination of cancer biopsy. Biomarkers that are detectable in pleural effusion or patient serum are reasonable options to provide a faster and noninvasive diagnostic approach. As yet, the current biomarkers for MPM lack specificity and sensitivity to discriminate this neoplasm from other lung tumors...
April 12, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403875/determining-the-presence-of-asthma-related-molecules-and-salivary-contamination-in-exhaled-breath-condensate
#17
Charmion Cruickshank-Quinn, Michael Armstrong, Roger Powell, Joe Gomez, Marc Elie, Nichole Reisdorph
BACKGROUND: Researchers investigating lung diseases, such as asthma, have questioned whether certain compounds previously reported in exhaled breath condensate (EBC) originate from saliva contamination. Moreover, despite its increasing use in 'omics profiling studies, the constituents of EBC remain largely uncharacterized. The present study aims to define the usefulness of EBC in investigating lung disease by comparing EBC, saliva, and saliva-contaminated EBC using targeted and untargeted mass spectrometry and the potential of metabolite loss from adsorption to EBC sample collection tubes...
April 12, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399858/ku80-correlates-with-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-resistance-in-human-lung-adenocarcinoma-but-reduces-cisplatin-pemetrexed-induced-apoptosis-in-a549-cells
#18
Bin Shang, Yang Jia, Gang Chen, Zhou Wang
BACKGROUND: Ku80 is a DNA repair protein which involves in cell apoptosis and chemoresistance. However, it is unclear whether Ku80 correlates with the efficiency of neoadjuvant chemotherapy in human lung adenocarcinoma, and modulates cisplatin/pemetrexed-induced lung cancer cell apoptosis in vitro. METHODS: We recruited 110 patients with stage IIIA lung adenocarcinoma, who received 2 cycles of neoadjuvant chemotherapy, and their lungs were reevaluated by CT scan...
April 11, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399855/characterisation-of-a-murine-model-of-the-late-asthmatic-response
#19
Katie Baker, Kristof Raemdonck, Robert J Snelgrove, Maria G Belvisi, Mark A Birrell
BACKGROUND: The incidence of asthma is increasing at an alarming rate. While the current available therapies are effective, there are associated side effects and they fail to adequately control symptoms in all patient subsets. In the search to understand disease pathogenesis and find effective therapies hypotheses are often tested in animal models before progressing into clinical studies. However, current dogma is that animal model data is often not predictive of clinical outcome. One possible reason for this is the end points measured such as antigen-challenge induced late asthmatic response (LAR) is often used in early clinical development, but seldom in animal model systems...
April 11, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390425/the-roles-and-regulation-of-the-actin-cytoskeleton-intermediate-filaments-and-microtubules-in-smooth-muscle-cell-migration
#20
REVIEW
Dale D Tang, Brennan D Gerlach
Smooth muscle cell migration has been implicated in the development of respiratory and cardiovascular systems; and airway/vascular remodeling. Cell migration is a polarized cellular process involving a protrusive cell front and a retracting trailing rear. There are three cytoskeletal systems in mammalian cells: the actin cytoskeleton, the intermediate filament network, and microtubules; all of which regulate all or part of the migrated process. The dynamic actin cytoskeleton spatially and temporally regulates protrusion, adhesions, contraction, and retraction from the cell front to the rear...
April 8, 2017: Respiratory Research
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