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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931396/il-4-induced-caveolin-1-containing-lipid-rafts-aggregation-contributes-to-muc5ac-synthesis-in-bronchial-epithelial-cells
#1
Yu Xia, Peng-Cheng Cai, Fan Yu, Liang Xiong, Xin-Liang He, Shan-Shan Rao, Feng Chen, Xiang-Ping Yang, Wan-Li Ma, Hong Ye
BACKGROUND: Mucus overproduction is an important feature of asthma. Interleukin (IL)-4 is required for allergen-induced airway inflammation and mucus production. MUC5AC gene expression is regulated by transcript factors NF-κB. The intracellular Ca(2+) ([Ca(2+)]i) signal is required for activation of NF-κB. The transient receptor potential canonical 1 (TRPC1) channel has been shown to contribute for agonist-stimulated Ca(2+) influx in some types of cells. However, the relationships among IL-4, TRPC1 and mucus overproduction in bronchial epithelial cells (BECs) in asthma are poorly understood...
September 20, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923049/roflumilast-reverses-cftr-mediated-ion-transport-dysfunction-in-cigarette-smoke-exposed-mice
#2
S Vamsee Raju, Lawrence Rasmussen, Peter A Sloane, Li Ping Tang, Emily Falk Libby, Steven M Rowe
BACKGROUND: Dysfunction in cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) can be elicited by cigarette smoke and is observed in patients with chronic bronchitis. We have previously demonstrated in human airway epithelial cell monolayers that roflumilast, a clinically approved phosphodiesterase 4 inhibitor that reduces the risk of exacerbations in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients with chronic bronchitis and a history of exacerbations, activates CFTR-dependent chloride secretion via a cAMP-mediated pathway, partially restores the detrimental effects of cigarette smoke on CFTR-mediated ion transport, and increases CFTR-dependent gastrointestinal fluid secretion in isolated murine intestine segments...
September 18, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915894/cardiovascular-risk-in-patients-with-alpha-1-antitrypsin-deficiency
#3
Sebastian Fähndrich, Frank Biertz, Annika Karch, Björn Kleibrink, Armin Koch, Helmut Teschler, Tobias Welte, Hans-Ulrich Kauczor, Sabina Janciauskiene, Rudolf A Jörres, Timm Greulich, Claus F Vogelmeier, Robert Bals
BACKGROUND: Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) is a rare inherited condition caused by mutations of the SERPINA1 gene that is associated with the development of a COPD like lung disease. The comorbidities in patients with AATD-related lung diseases are not well defined. The aim of this study was to analyze the clinical phenotype of AATD patients within the German COPD cohort study COSYCONET ("COPD and SYstemic consequences-COmorbidities NETwork") cohort focusing on the distribution of comorbidities...
September 15, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915889/anti-fibrotic-efficacy-of-nintedanib-in-pulmonary-fibrosis-via-the-inhibition-of-fibrocyte-activity
#4
Seidai Sato, Shintaro Shinohara, Shinya Hayashi, Shun Morizumi, Shuichi Abe, Hiroyasu Okazaki, Yanjuan Chen, Hisatsugu Goto, Yoshinori Aono, Hirohisa Ogawa, Kazuya Koyama, Haruka Nishimura, Hiroshi Kawano, Yuko Toyoda, Hisanori Uehara, Yasuhiko Nishioka
BACKGROUND: Nintedanib, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor that is specific for platelet-derived growth factor receptors (PDGFR), fibroblast growth factor receptors (FGFR), and vascular endothelial growth factor receptors (VEGFR), has recently been approved for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Fibrocytes are bone marrow-derived progenitor cells that produce growth factors and contribute to fibrogenesis in the lungs. However, the effects of nintedanib on the functions of fibrocytes remain unclear...
September 15, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886713/increased-activated-regulatory-t-cells-proportion-correlate-with-the-severity-of-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
#5
Ziliang Hou, Qiao Ye, Meihua Qiu, Yu Hao, Junyan Han, Hui Zeng
BACKGROUND: Regulatory T cells (Tregs) are crucial in maintaining immune tolerance and immune homeostasis, but their role in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is unclear. This study was designed to explore the role of Tregs in IPF. METHODS: Percentages of Tregs and their subpopulations in peripheral blood (PB) and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) samples were determined by flow cytometry in 29 patients with IPF, 19 patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome-related interstitial pneumonia (pSS-IP), and 23 healthy controls (HCs)...
September 8, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886711/structure-and-functional-impact-of-seed-region-variant-in-mir-499-gene-family-in-bronchial-asthma
#6
Eman A Toraih, Mohammad H Hussein, Essam Al Ageeli, Eman Riad, Nouran B AbdAllah, Ghada M Helal, Manal S Fawzy
BACKGROUND: Small non-coding RNAs (microRNAs) have been evolved to master numerous cellular processes. Genetic variants within microRNA seed region might influence microRNA biogenesis and function. The study aimed at determining the role of microRNA-499 (MIR-499) gene family polymorphism as a marker for susceptibility and progression of bronchial asthma and to analyze the structural and functional impact of rs3746444 within the seed region. METHODS: Genotyping for 192 participants (96 patients and 96 controls) in the discovery phase and 319 subjects (115 patients and 204 controls) in the replication phase was performed via Real Time-Polymerase Chain Reaction technology...
September 8, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874189/intersectin-1s-deficiency-in-pulmonary-pathogenesis
#7
REVIEW
Niranjan Jeganathan, Dan Predescu, Sanda Predescu
Intersectin-1s (ITSN-1s), a multidomain adaptor protein, plays a vital role in endocytosis, cytoskeleton rearrangement and cell signaling. Recent studies have demonstrated that deficiency of ITSN-1s is a crucial early event in pulmonary pathogenesis. In lung cancer, ITSN-1s deficiency impairs Eps8 ubiquitination and favors Eps8-mSos1 interaction which activates Rac1 leading to enhanced lung cancer cell proliferation, migration and metastasis. Restoring ITSN-1s deficiency in lung cancer cells facilitates cytoskeleton changes favoring mesenchymal to epithelial transformation and impairs lung cancer progression...
September 6, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870231/wnt-signaling-lung-cancer-is-no-exception
#8
REVIEW
Judit Rapp, Luca Jaromi, Krisztian Kvell, Gyorgy Miskei, Judit E Pongracz
Since the initial discovery of the oncogenic activity of WNT ligands our understanding of the complex roles for WNT signaling pathways in lung cancers has increased substantially. In the current review, the various effects of activation and inhibition of the WNT signaling pathways are summarized in the context of lung carcinogenesis. Recent evidence regarding WNT ligand transport mechanisms, the role of WNT signaling in lung cancer angiogenesis and drug transporter regulation and the importance of microRNA and posttranscriptional regulation of WNT signaling are also reviewed...
September 5, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865478/extracellular-histones-are-clinically-relevant-mediators-in-the-pathogenesis-of-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
#9
Xin Lv, Tao Wen, Jiong Song, Dong Xie, Liang Wu, Xuemei Jiang, Ping Jiang, Zongmei Wen
BACKGROUND: Extracellular histones were recently identified as an inflammatory mediator involved in the pathogenesis of various organ injuries. This study aimed to examine extracellular histone levels and their clinical implications in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) patients and to explore histone-mediated effects through ex-vivo investigations. METHODS: Extracellular histones, cytokine profiles and clinical data from 96 ARDS patients and 30 healthy volunteers were obtained...
September 2, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865477/rig-i-overexpression-decreases-mortality-of-cigarette-smoke-exposed-mice-during-influenza-a-virus-infection
#10
Xiaoqiu Wang, Wenxin Wu, Wei Zhang, J Leland Booth, Elizabeth S Duggan, Lili Tian, Sunil More, Yan D Zhao, Ravindranauth N Sawh, Lin Liu, Ming-Hui Zou, Jordan P Metcalf
BACKGROUND: Retinoic acid-inducible gene I (RIG-I) is an important regulator of virus-induced antiviral interferons (IFNs) and proinflammatory cytokines which participate in clearing viral infections. Cigarette smoke (CS) exposure increases the frequency and severity of respiratory tract infections. METHODS: We generated a RIG-I transgenic (TG) mouse strain that expresses the RIG-I gene product under the control of the human lung specific surfactant protein C promoter...
September 2, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851370/comparing-microbiota-profiles-in-induced-and-spontaneous-sputum-samples-in-copd-patients
#11
Solveig Tangedal, Marianne Aanerud, Rune Grønseth, Christine Drengenes, Harald G Wiker, Per S Bakke, Tomas M Eagan
BACKGROUND: Induced and spontaneous sputum are used to evaluate the airways microbiota. Whether the sputum types can be used interchangeably in microbiota research is unknown. Our aim was to compare microbiota in induced and spontaneous sputum from COPD patients sampled during the same consultation. METHODS: COPD patients from Bergen, Norway, were followed between 2006/2010, examined during the stable state and exacerbations. 30 patients delivered 36 sample pairs...
August 29, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841915/expiratory-central-airway-collapse-in-stable-copd-and-during-exacerbations
#12
Paul Leong, Anne Tran, Jhanavi Rangaswamy, Laurence E Ruane, Michael W Fernando, Martin I MacDonald, Kenneth K Lau, Philip G Bardin
BACKGROUND: Tracheal obstruction resulting from expiratory tracheal deformation has been associated with respiratory symptoms and severe airway exacerbations. In chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), acute exacerbations (AECOPD) create large intrathoracic pressure swings which may increase tracheal deformation. Excessive central airway collapse (ECAC) may be diagnosed when the tracheal area on expiration is less than 50% of that on inspiration. The prevalence of ECAC in AECOPD and its temporal course have not been systematically studied...
August 25, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835234/altitude-and-copd-prevalence-analysis-of-the-prepocol-platino-bold-epi-scan-study
#13
Andreas Horner, Joan B Soriano, Milo A Puhan, Michael Studnicka, Bernhard Kaiser, Lowie E G W Vanfleteren, Louisa Gnatiuc, Peter Burney, Marc Miravitlles, Francisco García-Rio, Julio Ancochea, Ana M Menezes, Rogelio Perez-Padilla, Maria Montes de Oca, Carlos A Torres-Duque, Andres Caballero, Mauricio González-García, Sonia Buist, Maria Flamm, Bernd Lamprecht
BACKGROUND: COPD prevalence is highly variable and geographical altitude has been linked to it, yet with conflicting results. We aimed to investigate this association, considering well known risk factors. METHODS: A pooled analysis of individual data from the PREPOCOL-PLATINO-BOLD-EPI-SCAN studies was used to disentangle the population effect of geographical altitude on COPD prevalence. Post-bronchodilator FEV1/FVC below the lower limit of normal defined airflow limitation consistent with COPD...
August 23, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830432/utility-of-autoimmune-serology-testing-in-the-assessment-of-uncharacterized-interstitial-lung-disease-a-large-retrospective-cohort-review
#14
Mohammad Alsumrain, Federica De Giacomi, Shireen Mirza, Teng Moua
BACKGROUND: Autoimmune serologies are often obtained in the initial evaluation of uncharacterized interstitial lung disease (ILD). Whether this practice is helpful in delineating connective-tissue disease related ILD (CTD-ILD) is not well known. We assessed the frequency of incident CTD-ILD as detected by autoimmune serology testing and presenting clinical signs and symptoms. METHODS: Consecutive patients seen at our institution over a four year period with newly diagnosed uncharacterized ILD and autoimmune serologic testing were included...
August 23, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830544/il-18-associated-with-lung-lymphoid-aggregates-drives-ifn%C3%AE-production-in-severe-copd
#15
Emmanuel Briend, G John Ferguson, Michiko Mori, Gautam Damera, Katherine Stephenson, Natasha A Karp, Sanjay Sethi, Christine K Ward, Matthew A Sleeman, Jonas S Erjefält, Donna K Finch
BACKGROUND: Increased interferon gamma (IFNγ) release occurs in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) lungs. IFNγ supports optimal viral clearance, but if dysregulated could increase lung tissue destruction. METHODS: The present study investigates which mediators most closely correlate with IFNγ in sputum in stable and exacerbating disease, and seeks to shed light on the spatial requirements for innate production of IFNγ, as reported in mouse lymph nodes, to observe whether such microenvironmental cellular organisation is relevant to IFNγ production in COPD lung...
August 22, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830514/effect-of-smoking-and-comorbidities-on-survival-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
#16
Miia Kärkkäinen, Hannu-Pekka Kettunen, Hanna Nurmi, Tuomas Selander, Minna Purokivi, Riitta Kaarteenaho
BACKGROUND: Cigarette smoking has been associated with the risk of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Certain comorbidities have been associated with reduced survival although some studies have indicated that current smokers have a longer survival than ex-smokers. Comorbidities in relation to smoking history have not been previously analyzed. METHODS: Retrospective data was collected and patients were categorized according to gender and smoking habits. Comorbidities and medications were collected...
August 22, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826397/erratum-to-a-randomized-seven-day-study-to-assess-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-a-glycopyrrolate-formoterol-fumarate-fixed-dose-combination-metered-dose-inhaler-using-novel-co-suspension%C3%A2-delivery-technology-in-patients-with-moderate-to-very-severe-chronic-obstructive
#17
Colin Reisner, Leonardo M Fabbri, Edward M Kerwin, Charles Fogarty, Selwyn Spangenthal, Klaus F Rabe, Gary T Ferguson, Fernando J Martinez, James F Donohue, Patrick Darken, Earl St Rose, Chad Orevillo, Shannon Strom, Tracy Fischer, Michael Golden, Sarvajna Dwivedi
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August 21, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821260/24-h-bronchodilation-and-inspiratory-capacity-improvements-with-glycopyrrolate-formoterol-fumarate-via-co-suspension-delivery-technology-in-copd
#18
Colin Reisner, Gregory Gottschlich, Faisal Fakih, Andras Koser, James Krainson, Luis Delacruz, Samir Arora, Gregory Feldman, Krishna Pudi, Shahid Siddiqui, Chad Orevillo, Andrea Maes, Earl St Rose, Ubaldo Martin
BACKGROUND: Symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease may vary throughout the day and it is important that therapeutic approaches provide 24-h symptom control. We report the results of two phase IIIb crossover studies, PT003011 and PT003012, investigating the 24-h lung function profile of GFF MDI (glycopyrrolate/formoterol fumarate 18/9.6 μg delivered using innovative co-suspension delivery technology) administered twice daily. METHODS: Patients with moderate-to-very severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease received 4 weeks' treatment with each of GFF MDI, placebo MDI, and open-label tiotropium (PT003011 only)...
August 18, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814293/regulation-of-human-airway-smooth-muscle-cell-migration-and-relevance-to-asthma
#19
REVIEW
Brittany Salter, Cara Pray, Katherine Radford, James G Martin, Parameswaran Nair
Airway remodelling is an important feature of asthma pathogenesis. A key structural change inherent in airway remodelling is increased airway smooth muscle mass. There is emerging evidence to suggest that the migration of airway smooth muscle cells may contribute to cellular hyperplasia, and thus increased airway smooth muscle mass. The precise source of these cells remains unknown. Increased airway smooth muscle mass may be collectively due to airway infiltration of myofibroblasts, neighbouring airway smooth muscle cells in the bundle, or circulating hemopoietic progenitor cells...
August 16, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806967/microrna-181c-inhibits-cigarette-smoke-induced-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-by-regulating-ccn1-expression
#20
Yong Du, Yi Ding, Xuru Chen, Zhoufang Mei, Heyuan Ding, Yi Wu, Zhijun Jie
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an obstinate pulmonary disease, causing irreversible alveoli collapse and increasing the risk for cardiovascular disease. Accumulating evidence has shown that the dysregulation of miRNAs is crucially involved in the pathogenesis and development of COPD. However, the effects and role of microRNA-181c (miR-181c) have not been investigated in a murine model of COPD. METHODS: miR-181c expression was detected in human lung tissue samples of 34 patients, an in vivo murine model of CS exposure, and primary human bronchial epithelial cells (HBECs) by qRT-PCR...
August 15, 2017: Respiratory Research
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