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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526890/a-heteromeric-molecular-complex-regulates-the-migration-of-lung-alveolar-epithelial-cells-during-wound-healing
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Manik C Ghosh, Patrudu S Makena, Joseph Kennedy, Bin Teng, Charlean Luellen, Scott E Sinclair, Christopher M Waters
Alveolar type II epithelial cells (ATII) are instrumental in early wound healing in response to lung injury, restoring epithelial integrity through spreading and migration. We previously reported in separate studies that focal adhesion kinase-1 (FAK) and the chemokine receptor CXCR4 promote epithelial repair mechanisms. However, potential interactions between these two pathways were not previously considered. In the present study, we found that wounding of rat ATII cells promoted increased association between FAK and CXCR4...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526545/obstructive-sleep-apnoea-and-right-ventricular-function-a-combined-assessment-by-speckle-tracking-and-three-dimensional-echocardiography
#2
Agostino Buonauro, Maurizio Galderisi, Ciro Santoro, Angelo Canora, Maria Luisa Bocchino, Francesco Lo Iudice, Maria Lembo, Roberta Esposito, Sabrina Castaldo, Bruno Trimarco, Alessandro Sanduzzi
BACKGROUND: Little is known on right ventricular (RV) involvement in obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). This study aimed at evaluating early RV dysfunction by standard and advanced echocardiography in OSA. METHODS: Fifty-nine OSA patients without heart failure and 29 age-matched controls underwent standard, speckle tracking and real time 3D echocardiography of right ventricle. OSA patients performed lung function tests and overnight cardio-respiratory monitoring with evaluation of apnea-hypopnea index (AHI)...
May 4, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523582/first-in-human-radiation-dosimetry-of-68-ga-nodaga-rgdyk
#3
Silvano Gnesin, Periklis Mitsakis, Francesco Cicone, Emmanuel Deshayes, Vincent Dunet, Augusto F Gallino, Marek Kosinski, Sébastien Baechler, Franz Buchegger, David Viertl, John O Prior
BACKGROUND: Integrin-targeting radiopharmaceuticals have potential broad applications, spanning from cancer theranostics to cardiovascular diseases. We have previously reported preclinical dosimetry results of (68)Ga-NODAGA-RGDyK in mice. This study presents the first human dosimetry of (68)Ga-NODAGA-RGDyK in the five consecutive patients included in a clinical imaging protocol of carotid atherosclerotic plaques. Five male patients underwent whole-body time-of-flight (TOF) PET/CT scans 10, 60 and 120 min after tracer injection (200 MBq)...
December 2017: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521806/high-density-lipoprotein-promoting-proliferation-and-migration-of-type-ii-alveolar-epithelial-cells-during-inflammation-state
#4
Zhongji Yu, Jingru Jin, Yuhui Wang, Jian Sun
BACKGROUND: To investigate the effect and mechanism of high density lipoprotein (HDL) on type II alveolar epithelial cells during inflammation state. METHODS: The original generation of type II alveolar epithelial cells were separated in rats and treated with PBS/LPS/HDL/HDL + LPS. To observe the proliferation and migration of type II alveolar epithelial cells with bromodeoxyuridine(BrdU) assay, transwell assay and wound healing experiments. In addition, western blot detected the expression of TP-binding cassette transporter A1 (ABCA1), cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) and the phosphorylation of AKT/extracellular signal-regulated kinase(ERK)/mitogen-activated protein kinase(MAPK)...
May 18, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512001/low-dose-inflammatory-potential-of-silica-particles-in-human-derived-thp-1-macrophage-cell-culture-studies-mechanism-and-effects-of-particle-size-and-iron
#5
Premshekharan Gayatri, Hongqiao Zhang, Kennedy Nguyen, Henry Jay Forman, Valerie Jean Leppert
Silica and iron are major constituents in ambient particulate matter, and iron is a common impurity in many engineered nanomaterials. The purpose of this work was to determine the pro-inflammatory and other biological effects and mechanism of particle size and iron presence under low dose, non-cytotoxic conditions that are likely to approximate actual exposure levels, in contrast with higher dose studies in which cytotoxicity occurs. Specifically, human-derived THP-1 macrophages were exposed to 1 μg/ml of pristine and iron-coated 50 nm and 2 μm engineered silica nanoparticles...
May 13, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509856/first-report-of-a-fatal-case-associated-with-ev-d68-infection-in-hong-kong-and-emergence-of-an-interclade-recombinant-in-china-revealed-by-genome-analysis
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Cyril C Y Yip, Janice Y C Lo, Siddharth Sridhar, David C Lung, Shik Luk, Kwok-Hung Chan, Jasper F W Chan, Vincent C C Cheng, Patrick C Y Woo, Kwok-Yung Yuen, Susanna K P Lau
A fatal case associated with enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) infection affecting a 10-year-old boy was reported in Hong Kong in 2014. To examine if a new strain has emerged in Hong Kong, we sequenced the partial genome of the EV-D68 strain identified from the fatal case and the complete VP1, and partial 5'UTR and 2C sequences of nine additional EV-D68 strains isolated from patients in Hong Kong. Sequence analysis indicated that a cluster of strains including the previously recognized A2 strains should belong to a separate clade, clade D, which is further divided into subclades D1 and D2...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508450/simultaneous-assessment-of-both-lung-morphometry-and-gas-exchange-function-within-a-single-breath-hold-by-hyperpolarized-129-xe-mri
#7
Jianping Zhong, Huiting Zhang, Weiwei Ruan, Junshuai Xie, Haidong Li, He Deng, Yeqing Han, Xianping Sun, Chaohui Ye, Xin Zhou
During the measurement of hyperpolarized (129) Xe magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) technique provides valuable information for the assessment of lung morphometry at the alveolar level, whereas the chemical shift saturation recovery (CSSR) technique can evaluate the gas exchange function of the lungs. To date, the two techniques have only been performed during separate breaths. However, the request for multiple breaths increases the cost and scanning time, limiting clinical application...
May 16, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506999/btbd7-is-essential-for-region-specific-epithelial-cell-dynamics-and-branching-morphogenesis-in-vivo
#8
William P Daley, Kazue Matsumoto, Andrew D Doyle, Shaohe Wang, Brian J DuChez, Kenn Holmbeck, Kenneth M Yamada
Branching morphogenesis of developing organs requires coordinated but poorly understood changes in epithelial cell-cell adhesion and cell motility. We report that Btbd7 is a crucial regulator of branching morphogenesis in vivo. Btbd7 levels are elevated in peripheral cells of branching epithelial end buds, where it enhances cell motility and cell-cell adhesion dynamics. Genetic ablation of Btbd7 in mice disrupts branching morphogenesis of salivary gland, lung, and kidney. Btbd7 knockout results in more tightly packed outer bud cells, which display stronger E-cadherin localization, reduced cell motility, and decreased dynamics of transient cell separations associated with cleft formation; inner bud cells remain unaffected...
May 15, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505188/early-childhood-lung-function-is-a-stronger-predictor-of-adolescent-lung-function-in-cystic-fibrosis-than-early-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-infection
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Jessica E Pittman, Hannah Noah, Hollin E Calloway, Stephanie D Davis, Margaret W Leigh, Mitchell Drumm, Scott D Sagel, Frank J Accurso, Michael R Knowles, Marci K Sontag
OBJECTIVE: Pseudomonas aeruginosa has been suggested as a major determinant of poor pulmonary outcomes in cystic fibrosis (CF), although other factors play a role. Our objective was to investigate the association of early childhood Pseudomonas infection on differences in lung function in adolescence with CF. METHODS: Two populations of subjects with CF were studied: from the Gene Modifier Study (GMS), 346 F508del homozygotes with severe vs. mild adolescent lung disease, and from the Colorado Newborn Screen Study (NBS) 172 subjects diagnosed with CF by newborn screening...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504149/post-screening-characterisation-and-in-vivo-evaluation-of-an-anti-inflammatory-polysaccharide-fraction-from-eucommia-ulmoides
#10
Qiu Li, Yanxian Feng, Wei He, Lintao Wang, Ruibing Wang, Lei Dong, Chunming Wang
We report here the discovery of a polysaccharide, namely EUP1, with anti-inflammatory activity from the herb of Eucommia ulmoides Oliv. We separated three polysaccharide fractions from this herb based on acidity and screened them for their activity in modulating the phenotype of murine macrophages. Among them, EUP1 was the only fraction to exert such a function - it stimulated Raw 264.7 cells to express CD206 and a key anti-inflammatory cytokine interleukin-10. Having fully characterised EUP1 with a series of chromatographic and spectroscopic analyses, we evaluated its anti-inflammatory effects in both in vitro and in vivo inflammatory models...
August 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502416/the-heterogeneity-of-systemic-inflammation-in-bronchiectasis
#11
Aarash D Saleh, James D Chalmers, Anthony De Soyza, Thomas C Fardon, Spiro O Koustas, Jonathan Scott, A John Simpson, Jeremy S Brown, John R Hurst
BACKGROUND: Systemic inflammation in bronchiectasis is poorly studied in relation to aetiology and severity. We hypothesized that molecular patterns of inflammation may define particular aetiology and severity groups in bronchiectasis. METHOD: We assayed blood concentrations of 31 proteins from 90 bronchiectasis patients (derivation cohort) and conducted PCA to examine relationships between these markers, disease aetiology and severity. Key results were validated in two separate cohorts of 97 and 79 patients from other centres...
June 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502060/comparison-of-univent-tube-and-ez-blocker-in-one-lung-ventilation-airway-pressures-and-gas-exchange
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Tülay Hoşten, Can Aksu, Alparslan Kuş, Sevim Cesur, Neşe Türkyılmaz, Mine Solak
Univent tube (UT) and EZ-blocker were used for one-lung ventilation (OLV). UT is a single lumen tube with a small separate lumen containing a bronchial blocker. EZ-blocker differs with its unique y-shaped double-cuffed distal end. We aimed to compare these two airway devices effects on airway pressures, oxygenation, ventilation and haemodynamics during OLV. Patients undergoing elective thoracotomy for the first time were included in this prospective randomized study. Patients were divided into two groups as UT and EZ...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501120/histologic-lung-cancer-subtype-differentiates-synchronous-multiple-primary-lung-adenocarcinomas-from-intrapulmonary-metastases
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Hua Cheng, Bin-Feng Lei, Pei-Jian Peng, Yu-Jing Lin, Xiao-Jin Wang
BACKGROUND: Distinguishing synchronous multiple primary lung cancers (SMPLCs) from intrapulmonary metastases is important. The objective of this study was to determine long-term survival in patients who underwent surgical resection for synchronous multiple lung cancers and identify additional criteria that may be useful to distinguish patients with SMPLCs from those with more advanced disease. METHODS: The medical records of patients with lung cancer who underwent planned resection for synchronous multiple lung cancers from 2007 to 2012 at our institutions were reviewed retrospectively...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498280/immunohistochemical-characterization-of-the-origins-of-metastatic-well-differentiated-neuroendocrine-tumors-to-the-liver
#14
Zhaohai Yang, David S Klimstra, Ralph H Hruban, Laura H Tang
Metastatic neoplasms of unknown primary site pose a major challenge to patient management. As targeted therapies are now being tailored to neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) of different primary sites, identifying the origin of metastatic NETs has become increasingly important. Compared with more extensive efforts on metastatic adenocarcinomas of unknown primary, the literature on metastatic NETs (often to the liver) is relatively sparse and most studies are based on primary tumors. We sought to study metastatic well-differentiated NETs to the liver to identify markers that predict the site of origin...
May 11, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497774/evaluation-of-respiratory-and-postural-induced-changes-on-the-ballistocardiogram-signal-by-time-warping-averaging
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Alba Martin-Yebra, Federica Landreani, Claudia Casellato, Esteban Enrique Pavan, Pierre-François Migeotte, Carlo Frigo, Juan Martinez Cortes, Enrico Caiani
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work was to evaluate the potential changes in the ballistocardiogram (BCG) signal induced by different respiratory patterns and posture, by using the dynamic time warping (DTW) technique. APPROACH: BCG signals were recorded in a group of 20 healthy volunteers, simultaneously to the ECG. Two recordings, one in supine (SUP) and one in standing (ST) position, including spontaneous breathing, two 1-minute apneas (at full and empty-lungs, respectively) and 30s of Valsalva, were analyzed...
May 12, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497420/the-role-of-high-airway-pressure-and-dynamic-strain-on-ventilator-induced-lung-injury-in-a-heterogeneous-acute-lung-injury-model
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Sumeet V Jain, Michaela Kollisch-Singule, Joshua Satalin, Quinn Searles, Luke Dombert, Osama Abdel-Razek, Natesh Yepuri, Antony Leonard, Angelika Gruessner, Penny Andrews, Fabeha Fazal, Qinghe Meng, Guirong Wang, Louis A Gatto, Nader M Habashi, Gary F Nieman
BACKGROUND: Acute respiratory distress syndrome causes a heterogeneous lung injury with normal and acutely injured lung tissue in the same lung. Improperly adjusted mechanical ventilation can exacerbate ARDS causing a secondary ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI). We hypothesized that a peak airway pressure of 40 cmH2O (static strain) alone would not cause additional injury in either the normal or acutely injured lung tissue unless combined with high tidal volume (dynamic strain). METHODS: Pigs were anesthetized, and heterogeneous acute lung injury (ALI) was created by Tween instillation via a bronchoscope to both diaphragmatic lung lobes...
December 2017: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494807/concordant-clear-cell-mesonephric-carcinoma-of-the-bladder-and-lung-adenocarcinoma-with-clear-cell-features-multiple-primaries-versus-metastatic-neoplasms-a-case-report
#17
Sarmad H Jassim, Amer Khiyami, Jane K Nguyen, Santhi Ganesan, Joseph Tomashefski, Joram Sawady
BACKGROUND: Clear cell carcinoma of the bladder is a rare variant of urinary bladder adenocarcinoma. We report a case of a patient with clear cell carcinoma of the bladder and a concordant right upper lobe pulmonary adenocarcinoma with clear cell features, and we address the role of immunohistochemistry and cytogenetic analysis in distinguishing the two primary malignancies. CASE PRESENTATION: Our patient was a 59-year-old African American woman who presented with hematuria...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492516/circulating-cell-free-dna-and-circulating-tumor-cells-as-prognostic-and-predictive-biomarkers-in-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-treated-with-first-line-chemotherapy
#18
Simona Coco, Angela Alama, Irene Vanni, Vincenzo Fontana, Carlo Genova, Maria Giovanna Dal Bello, Anna Truini, Erika Rijavec, Federica Biello, Claudio Sini, Giovanni Burrafato, Claudia Maggioni, Giulia Barletta, Francesco Grossi
Cell-free DNA (cfDNA) and circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are promising prognostic and predictive biomarkers in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In this study, we examined the prognostic role of cfDNA and CTCs, in separate and joint analyses, in NSCLC patients receiving first line chemotherapy. Seventy-three patients with advanced NSCLC were enrolled in this study. CfDNA and CTC were analyzed at baseline and after two cycles of chemotherapy. Plasma cfDNA quantification was performed by quantitative PCR (qPCR) whereas CTCs were isolated by the ScreenCell Cyto (ScreenCell, Paris, France) device and enumerated according to malignant features...
May 11, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492127/obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-patients-with-previous-tuberculosis-pathophysiology-of-a-community-based-cohort
#19
Brian W Allwood, Rencia Gillespie, Maya Galperin-Aizenberg, Mary Bateman, Helena Olckers, Luis Taborda-Barata, Gregory L Calligaro, Qonita Said-Hartley, Richard Van Zyl-Smit, Christopher B Cooper, Eva Van Rikxoort, Jonathan Goldin, Nulda Beyers, Eric D Bateman
BACKGROUND: An association between chronic airflow limitation (CAL) and a history of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) has been confirmed in epidemiological studies, but the mechanisms responsible for this association are unclear. It is debated whether CAL in this context should be viewed as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or a separate phenotype. OBJECTIVE: To compare lung physiology and high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) findings in subjects with CAL and evidence of previous (healed) PTB with those in subjects with smoking-related COPD without evidence of previous PTB...
April 25, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489415/hepatic-steatosis-accompanies-pulmonary-alveolar-proteinosis
#20
Alan N Hunt, Anagha Malur, Tual Monfort, Pavlos Lagoudakis, Sumeet Mahajan, Anthony D Postle, Mary Jane Thomassen
Maintenance of tissue-specific organ lipid compositions characterises mammalian lipid homeostasis. Lung and liver synthesise mixed phosphatidylcholine (PC) molecular species subsequently "tailored" for function. Lungs progressively enrich disaturated PC (DSPC) directed to lamellar body (LB) surfactant stores prior to secretion. Liver accumulates polyunsaturated PC directed to VLDL assembly and secretion, or triglyceride stores. In each tissue, selective PC species enrichment mechanisms lie at the heart of effective homeostasis...
May 10, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
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