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REVIEW
Ashley Sullivan, Eoin Hunt, John MacSharry, Desmond M Murphy
Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease whose prevalence is increasing in the western world. Recently research has begun to focus on the role the microbiome plays in asthma pathogenesis in the hope of further understanding this respiratory disorder. Considered sterile until recently, the lungs have revealed themselves to contain a unique microbiota. A shift towards molecular methods for the quantification and sequencing of microbial DNA has revealed that the airways harbour a unique microbiota with apparent, reproducible differences present between healthy and diseased lungs...
December 5, 2016: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894300/pleural-inhibition-of-the-caspase-1-il-1%C3%AE-pathway-diminishes-profibrotic-lung-toxicity-of-bleomycin
#2
Olivier Burgy, Pierre-Simon Bellaye, Sebastien Causse, Guillaume Beltramo, Guillaume Wettstein, Pierre-Marie Boutanquoi, Françoise Goirand, Carmen Garrido, Philippe Bonniaud
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic and toxic pulmonary fibrosis are severe diseases starting classically in the subpleural area of the lung. It has recently been suggested that pleural mesothelial cells acquire a myofibroblast phenotype under fibrotic conditions induced by TGF-β1 or bleomycin. The importance and role of inflammation in fibrogenesis are still controversial. In this work, we explored the role of IL-1β/caspase-1 signaling in bleomycin lung toxicity and in pleural mesothelial cell transformation...
November 29, 2016: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894297/pulmonary-hypertension-and-vascular-remodeling-in-mice-exposed-to-crystalline-silica
#3
Igor N Zelko, Jianxin Zhu, Jeffrey D Ritzenthaler, Jesse Roman
BACKGROUND: Occupational and environmental exposure to crystalline silica may lead to the development of silicosis, which is characterized by inflammation and progressive fibrosis. A substantial number of patients diagnosed with silicosis develop pulmonary hypertension. Pulmonary hypertension associated with silicosis and with related restrictive lung diseases significantly reduces survival in affected subjects. An animal model of silicosis has been described previously however, the magnitude of vascular remodeling and hemodynamic effects of inhaled silica are largely unknown...
November 28, 2016: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894293/lung-bioengineering-physical-stimuli-and-stem-progenitor-cell-biology-interplay-towards-biofabricating-a-functional-organ
#4
REVIEW
Paula N Nonaka, Juan J Uriarte, Noelia Campillo, Vinicius R Oliveira, Daniel Navajas, Ramon Farré
A current approach to obtain bioengineered lungs as a future alternative for transplantation is based on seeding stem cells on decellularized lung scaffolds. A fundamental question to be solved in this approach is how to drive stem cell differentiation onto the different lung cell phenotypes. Whereas the use of soluble factors as agents to modulate the fate of stem cells was established from an early stage of the research with this type of cells, it took longer to recognize that the physical microenvironment locally sensed by stem cells (e...
November 28, 2016: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887617/increased-expression-of-trop2-in-airway-basal-cells-potentially-contributes-to-airway-remodeling-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#5
Qixiao Liu, Haijun Li, Qin Wang, Yuke Zhang, Wei Wang, Shuang Dou, Wei Xiao
BACKGROUND: The airway epithelium of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients undergoes aberrant repair and remodeling after repetitive injury following exposure to environmental factors. Abnormal airway regeneration observed in COPD is thought to originate in the stem/progenitor cells of the airway epithelium, the basal cells (BCs). However, the molecular mechanisms underlying these changes remain unknown. Here, trophoblast cell surface antigen 2 (TROP2), a protein implicated in the regulation of stem cell activity, was examined in lung tissue samples from COPD patients...
November 25, 2016: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887604/variable-ventilation-improves-pulmonary-function-and-reduces-lung-damage-without-increasing-bacterial-translocation-in-a-rat-model-of-experimental-pneumonia
#6
Raquel F de Magalhães, Cynthia S Samary, Raquel S Santos, Milena V de Oliveira, Nazareth N Rocha, Cintia L Santos, Jamil Kitoko, Carlos A M Silva, Caroline L Hildebrandt, Cassiano F Goncalves-de-Albuquerque, Adriana R Silva, Hugo C Faria-Neto, Vanessa Martins, Vera L Capelozzi, Robert Huhle, Marcelo M Morales, Priscilla Olsen, Paolo Pelosi, Marcelo Gama de Abreu, Patricia R M Rocco, Pedro L Silva
BACKGROUND: Variable ventilation has been shown to improve pulmonary function and reduce lung damage in different models of acute respiratory distress syndrome. Nevertheless, variable ventilation has not been tested during pneumonia. Theoretically, periodic increases in tidal volume (VT) and airway pressures might worsen the impairment of alveolar barrier function usually seen in pneumonia and could increase bacterial translocation into the bloodstream. We investigated the impact of variable ventilation on lung function and histologic damage, as well as markers of lung inflammation, epithelial and endothelial cell damage, and alveolar stress, and bacterial translocation in experimental pneumonia...
November 25, 2016: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881132/integrated-safety-and-efficacy-analysis-of-once-daily-fluticasone-furoate-for-the-treatment-of-asthma
#7
Paul M O'Byrne, Loretta Jacques, Caroline Goldfrad, Namhee Kwon, Michael Perrio, Louisa J Yates, William W Busse
BACKGROUND: Fluticasone furoate is a once-daily inhaled corticosteroid. This report provides an overview of safety and efficacy data that support the use of once-daily fluticasone furoate 100 μg or 200 μg in adult and adolescent asthma patients. METHODS: Fourteen clinical studies (six Phase II and eight Phase III) were conducted as part of the fluticasone furoate global clinical development programme in asthma. Safety data from 10 parallel-group, randomised, double-blind Phase II and III studies (including 3345 patients who received at least one dose of fluticasone furoate) were integrated to provide information on adverse events, withdrawals, laboratory assessments, vital signs and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis function...
November 24, 2016: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871304/respiratory-viral-infections-and-host-responses-insights-from-genomics
#8
REVIEW
Niamh M Troy, Anthony Bosco
Respiratory viral infections are a leading cause of disease and mortality. The severity of these illnesses can vary markedly from mild or asymptomatic upper airway infections to severe wheezing, bronchiolitis or pneumonia. In this article, we review the viral sensing pathways and organizing principles that govern the innate immune response to infection. Then, we reconstruct the molecular networks that differentiate symptomatic from asymptomatic respiratory viral infections, and identify the underlying molecular drivers of these networks...
November 21, 2016: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871277/pulmonary-endothelial-activation-caused-by-extracellular-histones-contributes-to-neutrophil-activation-in-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
#9
Yanlin Zhang, Li Guan, Jie Yu, Zanmei Zhao, Lijun Mao, Shuqiang Li, Jinyuan Zhao
BACKGROUND: During the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), neutrophils play a central role in the pathogenesis, and their activation requires interaction with the endothelium. Extracellular histones have been recognized as pivotal inflammatory mediators. This study was to investigate the role of pulmonary endothelial activation during the extracellular histone-induced inflammatory response in ARDS. METHODS: ARDS was induced in male C57BL/6 mice by intravenous injection with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or exogenous histones...
November 21, 2016: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855687/diagnostic-accuracy-of-methacholine-challenge-tests-assessing-airway-hyperreactivity-in-asthmatic-patients-a-multifunctional-approach
#10
Richard Kraemer, Hans-Jürgen Smith, Thomas Sigrist, Gabi Giger, Roland Keller, Martin Frey
BACKGROUND: There are few studies comparing diagnostic accuracy of different lung function parameters evaluating dose-response characteristics of methacholine (MCH) challenge tests (MCT) as quantitative outcome of airway hyperreactivity (AHR) in asthmatic patients. The aim of this retrospectively analysis of our database (Clinic Barmelweid, Switzerland) was, to assess diagnostic accuracy of several lung function parameters quantitating AHR by dose-response characteristics. METHODS: Changes in effective specific airway conductance (sGeff) as estimate of the degree of bronchial obstruction were compared with concomitantly measured forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1) and forced expiratory flows at 50% forced vital capacity (FEF50)...
November 17, 2016: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852250/impaired-anti-inflammatory-action-of-glucocorticoid-in-neutrophil-from-patients-with-steroid-resistant-asthma
#11
Meijia Wang, Pengfei Gao, Xiaojie Wu, Yuetao Chen, Yikuan Feng, Qun Yang, Yongjian Xu, Jianping Zhao, Jungang Xie
BACKGROUND: Steroid resistant (SR) asthma is characterized by persistent airway inflammation that fails to resolve despite treatment with high doses of corticosteroids. Furthermore, SR patient airways show increased numbers neutrophils, which are less responsive to glucocorticoid. The present study seeks to determine whether dexamethasone (DEX) has different effect on neutrophils from steroid sensitive (SS) asthmatics compared to SR asthmatics. METHODS: Adults with asthma (n = 38) were classified as SR or SS based on changes in lung FEV1% following a one-month inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) treatment...
November 16, 2016: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842551/evaluation-of-the-use-of-swedish-integrated-electronic-health-records-and-register-health-care-data-as-support-clinical-trials-in-severe-asthma-the-pacehr-study
#12
Stefan Franzén, Christer Janson, Kjell Larsson, Max Petzold, Urban Olsson, Gunnar Magnusson, Gunilla Telg, Gene Colice, Gunnar Johansson, Mats Sundgren
BACKGROUND: In the development of new drugs for severe asthma, it is a challenge from an ethical point of view to randomize severe asthma patients to placebo, and to obtain long-term safety data due to discontinuations. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of using electronic health record (EHR) data to create a real-world reference population of uncontrolled asthmatic patients to supplement the concurrent control/placebo group in long-term studies of asthma. METHODS: EHR data from 36 primary care centres and a University hospital in Sweden were linked to Swedish mandatory health registers (2005-2013), creating a population covering 33 890 asthma patients, including data on co-morbidities, risk factors and laboratory/respiratory measurements...
November 15, 2016: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842553/disharmony-between-wake-and-respiration-promoting-activities-effects-of-modafinil-on-ventilatory-control-in-rodents
#13
Jiro Terada, Isato Fukushi, Kotaro Takeda, Yohei Hasebe, Mieczyslaw Pokorski, Koichiro Tatsumi, Yasumasa Okada
BACKGROUND: Modafinil is a wake-promoting drug and has been widely used for daytime sleepiness in patients with narcolepsy and other sleep disorders. A recent case series reported that daily oral modafinil alleviated hypercapnic respiratory failure in patients with COPD. However, the precise action of modafinil on respiration such as hypercapnic and/or hypoxic ventilatory responses remains unclear. The aim of this study is to clarify the effect of modafinil on the ventilatory control...
November 14, 2016: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842552/circulating-biomarkers-of-oxidative-stress-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-systematic-review
#14
REVIEW
Elisabetta Zinellu, Angelo Zinellu, Alessandro Giuseppe Fois, Ciriaco Carru, Pietro Pirina
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive condition characterized by airflow limitation associated with an abnormal inflammatory response of the lungs to noxious particles and gases, caused primarily by cigarette smoking. Increased oxidative burden plays an important role in the pathogenesis of COPD. There is a delicate balance between the toxicity of oxidants and the protective function of the intracellular and extracellular antioxidant defense systems, which is critically important for the maintenance of normal pulmonary functions...
November 14, 2016: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842545/rising-total-costs-and-mortality-rates-associated-with-admissions-due-to-copd-exacerbations
#15
Nicolas Molinari, Pascal Chanez, Nicolas Roche, Engi Ahmed, Isabelle Vachier, Arnaud Bourdin
BACKGROUND: To examine trends in mortality, costs and in-hospital management and outcomes of severe COPD exacerbations admitted in France. METHODS: Patients hospitalized from 2007 to 2012 with COPD exacerbation as the primary diagnosis were identified from the exhaustive French medico-administrative hospitalizations database records. Four groups of severe COPD exacerbations were defined: hospitalisation in a general ward (GW) without acute respiratory failure (ARF), GW with ARF, ICU without invasive mechanical ventilation (MV), and ICU with MV...
November 14, 2016: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842540/the-impact-of-low-frequency-low-force-cyclic-stretching-of-human-bronchi-on-airway-responsiveness
#16
Morgan Le Guen, Stanislas Grassin-Delyle, Emmanuel Naline, Amparo Buenestado, Marion Brollo, Elisabeth Longchampt, Philippe Kleinmann, Philippe Devillier, Christophe Faisy
BACKGROUND: In vivo, the airways are constantly subjected to oscillatory strain (due to tidal breathing during spontaneous respiration) and (in the event of mechanical ventilation) positive pressure. This exposure is especially problematic for the cartilage-free bronchial tree. The effects of cyclic stretching (other than high-force stretching) have not been extensively characterized. Hence, the objective of the present study was to investigate the functional and transcriptional response of human bronchi to repetitive mechanical stress caused by low-frequency, low-force cyclic stretching...
November 14, 2016: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832774/spirometric-variability-in-smokers-transitions-in-copd-diagnosis-in-a-five-year-longitudinal-study
#17
Akshay Sood, Hans Petersen, Clifford Qualls, Paula M Meek, Rodrigo Vazquez-Guillamet, Bartolome R Celli, Yohannes Tesfaigzi
BACKGROUND: Spirometrically-defined chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is considered progressive but its natural history is inadequately studied. We hypothesized that spirometrically-defined COPD states could undergo beneficial transitions. METHODS: Participants in the Lovelace Smokers' Cohort (n = 1553), primarily women, were longitudinally studied over 5 years. Spirometric states included normal postbronchodilator spirometry, COPD Stage I, Unclassified state, and COPD Stage II+, as defined by GOLD guidelines...
November 10, 2016: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829417/administration-of-jte013-abrogates-experimental-asthma-by-regulating-proinflammatory-cytokine-production-from-bronchial-epithelial-cells
#18
Tomomi Terashita, Kazuyuki Kobayashi, Tatsuya Nagano, Yoshitaka Kawa, Daisuke Tamura, Kyosuke Nakata, Masatsugu Yamamoto, Motoko Tachihara, Hiroshi Kamiryo, Yoshihiro Nishimura
BACKGROUND: Sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) is a bioactive phospholipid that acts as a signal transducer by binding to S1P receptors (S1PR) 1 to 5. The S1P/S1PRs pathway has been associated with remodeling and allergic inflammation in asthma, but the expression pattern of S1PR and its effects on non-immune cells have not been completely clarified. The aim of this study was to examine the contribution of the signaling of S1P and S1PRs expressed in airway epithelial cells (ECs) to asthma responses in mice...
November 9, 2016: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825347/non-neuronal-cholinergic-system-contributes-to-corticosteroid-resistance-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-patients
#19
Javier Milara, Angela Cervera, Alfredo de Diego, Celia Sanz, Gustavo Juan, Amadeu Gavaldà, Montserrat Miralpeix, Esteban Morcillo, Julio Cortijo
BACKGROUND: Inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) with long-acting beta-2 agonists is a well-documented combination therapy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) based on its additive anti-inflammatory properties. By contrast, the recommendation of ICS in combination with long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) is not evidence-based. In this study, neutrophils obtained from COPD patients were used to compare the anti-inflammatory effects of aclidinium bromide (a long-acting muscarinic antagonist) with corticosteroids and their potential additive effect...
November 8, 2016: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816054/increased-age-rage-ratio-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
#20
Carlos Machahua, Ana Montes-Worboys, Roger Llatjos, Ignacio Escobar, Jordi Dorca, Maria Molina-Molina, Vanesa Vicens-Zygmunt
BACKGROUND: The abnormal epithelial-mesenchymal restorative capacity in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) has been recently associated with an accelerated aging process as a key point for the altered wound healing. The advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) are the consequence of non-enzymatic reactions between lipid and protein with several oxidants in the aging process. The receptor for AGEs (RAGEs) has been implicated in the lung fibrotic process and the alveolar homeostasis. However, this AGE-RAGE aging pathway has been under-explored in IPF...
November 5, 2016: Respiratory Research
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