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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128362/differentiation-of-club-cells-to-alveolar-epithelial-cells-in-vitro
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Dahai Zheng, Boon-Seng Soh, Lu Yin, Guangan Hu, Qingfeng Chen, Hyungwon Choi, Jongyoon Han, Vincent T K Chow, Jianzhu Chen
Club cells are known to function as regional progenitor cells to repair the bronchiolar epithelium in response to lung damage. By lineage tracing in mice, we have shown recently that club cells also give rise to alveolar type 2 cells (AT2s) and alveolar type 1 cells (AT1s) during the repair of the damaged alveolar epithelium. Here, we show that when highly purified, anatomically and phenotypically confirmed club cells are seeded in 3-dimensional culture either in bulk or individually, they proliferate and differentiate into both AT2- and AT1-like cells and form alveolar-like structures...
January 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27967234/alternative-progenitor-lineages-regenerate-the-adult-lung-depleted-of-type-ii-cells
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Min Yee, William Domm, Robert Gelein, Karen L de Mesy Bentley, R Matthew Kottmann, Patricia J Sime, B Paige Lawrence, Michael A O'Reilly
An aberrant oxygen environment at birth increases the severity of respiratory viral infections later in life through poorly understood mechanisms. Here we show that alveolar epithelial type II (AEC2) cells, a progenitor for AEC1 cells are depleted in adult mice exposed to neonatal hypoxia or hyperoxia. Airway cells expressing SP-C and ABCA3, alveolar pod cells expressing KRT5, and pulmonary fibrosis was observed when these mice were infected with a sublethal dose of HKx31, H3N2 influenza A virus (IAV). This was not seen in infected siblings birthed into room air...
December 14, 2016: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941755/fibroblastic-foci-covered-with-alveolar-epithelia-exhibiting-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-destroy-alveolar-septa-by-disrupting-blood-flow-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Miki Yamaguchi, Sachie Hirai, Yusuke Tanaka, Toshiyuki Sumi, Masahiro Miyajima, Taijiro Mishina, Gen Yamada, Mitsuo Otsuka, Tadashi Hasegawa, Takashi Kojima, Toshiro Niki, Atsushi Watanabe, Hiroki Takahashi, Yuji Sakuma
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic, progressive interstitial lung disease of unknown cause. IPF has a distinct histopathological pattern of usual interstitial pneumonia in which fibroblastic foci (FF) represent the leading edge of fibrotic destruction of the lung. Currently there are three major hypotheses for how FF are generated: (1) from resident fibroblasts, (2) from bone marrow-derived progenitors of fibroblasts, and (3) from alveolar epithelial cells that have undergone epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT)...
December 12, 2016: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923370/the-cellular-kinetics-of-lung-alveolar-epithelial-cells-and-its-relationship-with-lung-tissue-repair-after-acute-lung-injury
#4
Ling Zeng, Xue-Tao Yang, Hai-Sheng Li, Yong Li, Ce Yang, Wei Gu, Yin-Han Zhou, Juan Du, Hai-Yan Wang, Jian-Hui Sun, Da-Lin Wen, Jian-Xin Jiang
BACKGROUND: Organ regeneration in mammals is hypothesized to require a functional pool of stem or progenitor cells, but the role of these cells in lung regeneration is unknown. METHODS: Based on the fact that postnatal regeneration of alveolar tissue has been attributed to alveolar epithelial cells, we established a hemorrhagic shock and Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) lung injury model. Using this model, we analyzed the cellular kinetics of lung alveolar epithelial cells...
December 7, 2016: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864284/region-specific-role-for-pten-in-maintenance-of-epithelial-phenotype-and-integrity
#5
Per Flodby, Janice M Liebler, Mitsuhiro Sunohara, Dan R Castillo, Alicia M McConnell, Manda S Krishnaveni, Agnes Banfalvi, Min Li, Barry Stripp, Beiyun Zhou, Edward D Crandall, Parviz Minoo, Zea Borok
Previous studies have demonstrated resistance to naphthalene-induced injury in proximal airways of mice with lung epithelial-specific deletion of the tumor-suppressor gene Pten, attributed to increased proliferation of airway progenitors. We tested effects of Pten loss following bleomycin injury, a model typically used to study distal lung epithelial injury, in conditional Pten(SFTPC-cre) knockout mice. Pten-deficient airway epithelium exhibited marked hyperplasia, particularly in small bronchioles and at bronchoalveolar duct junctions, with reduced E-cadherin and β-catenin expression between cells toward the luminal aspect of the hyperplastic epithelium...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796199/establishing-proximal-and-distal-regional-identities-in-murine-and-human-tissue-engineered-lung-and-trachea
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Andrew Trecartin, Soula Danopoulos, Ryan Spurrier, Hanaa Knaneh-Monem, Michael Hiatt, Barbara Driscoll, Christian Hochstim, Denise Al-Alam, Tracy C Grikscheit
The cellular and molecular mechanisms that underpin regeneration of the human lung are unknown, and the study of lung repair has been impeded by the necessity for reductionist models that may exclude key components. We hypothesized that multicellular epithelial and mesenchymal cell clusters or lung organoid units (LuOU) could be transplanted to recapitulate proximal and distal cellular structures of the native lung and airways. Transplantation of LuOU resulted in the growth of tissue-engineered lung (TELu) that contained the necessary cell types consistent with native adult lung tissue and demonstrated proliferative cells at 2 and 4 weeks...
November 2016: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773701/rare-sox2-airway-progenitor-cells-generate-krt5-cells-that-repopulate-damaged-alveolar-parenchyma-following-influenza-virus-infection
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Samriddha Ray, Norika Chiba, Changfu Yao, Xiangrong Guan, Alicia M McConnell, Brian Brockway, Loretta Que, Jonathan L McQualter, Barry R Stripp
Recent studies have implicated keratin 5 (KRT5)(+) cells in repopulation of damaged lung tissue following severe H1N1 influenza virus infection. However, the origins of the cells repopulating the injured alveolar region remain controversial. We sought to determine the cellular dynamics of lung repair following influenza infection and define whether nascent KRT5(+) cells repopulating alveolar epithelium were derived from pre-existing alveolar or airway progenitor cells. We found that the wound-healing response begins with proliferation of SOX2(+) SCGB1A1(-) KRT5(-) progenitor cells in airways...
November 8, 2016: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27694932/hyaluronan-and-tlr4-promote-surfactant-protein-c-positive-alveolar-progenitor-cell-renewal-and-prevent-severe-pulmonary-fibrosis-in-mice
#8
Jiurong Liang, Yanli Zhang, Ting Xie, Ningshan Liu, Huaiyong Chen, Yan Geng, Adrianne Kurkciyan, Jessica Monterrosa Mena, Barry R Stripp, Dianhua Jiang, Paul W Noble
Successful recovery from lung injury requires the repair and regeneration of alveolar epithelial cells to restore the integrity of gas-exchanging regions within the lung and preserve organ function. Improper regeneration of the alveolar epithelium is often associated with severe pulmonary fibrosis, the latter of which involves the recruitment and activation of fibroblasts, as well as matrix accumulation. Type 2 alveolar epithelial cells (AEC2s) are stem cells in the adult lung that contribute to the lung repair process...
November 2016: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27591877/response-of-inflammatory-mediators-extracellular-matrix-proteins-and-stem-and-progenitor-cells-to-emphysema
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E G Skurikhin, A V Pakhomova, V A Krupin, O V Pershina, E S Pan, L A Ermolaeva, O E Vaizova, O Yu Rybalkina, A M Dygai
Inflammation, extracellular matrix proteins (hydroxyproline, connective tissue growth factor, collagen, and fibronectin), stem and progenitor cells (multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells, Clara cells, angiogenesis, precursors, endothelial and epithelial cells) were studied in female C57Bl/6 mice with experimental elastase-induced emphysema. Diffuse emphysema reduced the number of endothelial (CD45(-)CD31(+)CD34(+)) and epithelial (CD45(-)CD117(+)CD49f(+)) cells, induced microcirculation disturbances, and decreased the area occupied by the connective tissue...
August 2016: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27578791/lung-epithelial-tip-progenitors-integrate-glucocorticoid-and-stat3-mediated-signals-to-control-progeny-fate
#10
Usua Laresgoiti, Marko Z Nikolić, Chandrika Rao, Jane L Brady, Rachel V Richardson, Emma J Batchen, Karen E Chapman, Emma L Rawlins
Insufficient alveolar gas exchange capacity is a major contributor to lung disease. During lung development, a population of distal epithelial progenitors first produce bronchiolar-fated and subsequently alveolar-fated progeny. The mechanisms controlling this bronchiolar-to-alveolar developmental transition remain largely unknown. We developed a novel grafting assay to test if lung epithelial progenitors are intrinsically programmed or if alveolar cell identity is determined by environmental factors. These experiments revealed that embryonic lung epithelial identity is extrinsically determined...
October 15, 2016: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27570489/epithelial-sodium-channels-in-pulmonary-epithelial-progenitor-and-stem-cells
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REVIEW
Yang Liu, Bi-Jie Jiang, Run-Zhen Zhao, Hong-Long Ji
Regeneration of the epithelium of mammalian lungs is essential for restoring normal function following injury, and various cells and mechanisms contribute to this regeneration and repair. Club cells, bronchioalveolar stem cells (BASCs), and alveolar type II epithelial cells (ATII) are dominant stem/progenitor cells for maintaining epithelial turnover and repair. Epithelial Na(+) channels (ENaC), a critical pathway for transapical salt and fluid transport, are expressed in lung epithelial progenitors, including club and ATII cells...
2016: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27520504/mammary-epithelial-cell-hierarchy-in-the-dairy-cow-throughout-lactation
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Marie-Hélène Perruchot, Magdalena Arévalo-Turrubiarte, Florence Dufreneix, Laurence Finot, Vanessa Lollivier, Eric Chanat, Frédérique Mayeur, Frédéric Dessauge
The plasticity of the mammary gland relies on adult mammary stem cells (MaSCs) and their progenitors, which give rise to various populations of mammary epithelial cells (MECs). To face global challenges, an in-depth characterization of milk-producing animal mammary gland plasticity is required, to select more sustainable and robust dairy cows. The identification and characterization of MaSC and their progenitors will also provide innovative tools in veterinary/human medicine regarding mammary tissue damage (carcinogenesis, bacterial infections)...
October 1, 2016: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27423691/detection-and-quantification-of-epithelial-progenitor-cell-populations-in-human-healthy-and-ipf-lungs
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N F Smirnova, A C Schamberger, S Nayakanti, R Hatz, J Behr, O Eickelberg
BACKGROUND: In the human lung, epithelial progenitor cells in the airways give rise to the differentiated pseudostratified airway epithelium. In mice, emerging evidence confers a progenitor function to cytokeratin 5 (KRT5(+)) or cytokeratin 14 (KRT14(+))-positive basal cells of the airway epithelium. Little is known, however, about the distribution of progenitor subpopulations in the human lung, particularly about aberrant epithelial differentiation in lung disease, such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)...
2016: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27412481/type-iv-collagen-drives-alveolar-epithelial-endothelial-association-and-the-morphogenetic-movements-of-septation
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Maria Loscertales, Fotini Nicolaou, Marion Jeanne, Mauro Longoni, Douglas B Gould, Yunwei Sun, Faouzi I Maalouf, Nandor Nagy, Patricia K Donahoe
BACKGROUND: Type IV collagen is the main component of the basement membrane that gives strength to the blood-gas barrier (BGB). In mammals, the formation of a mature BGB occurs primarily after birth during alveologenesis and requires the formation of septa from the walls of the saccule. In contrast, in avians, the formation of the BGB occurs rapidly and prior to hatching. Mutation in basement membrane components results in an abnormal alveolar phenotype; however, the specific role of type IV collagen in regulating alveologenesis remains unknown...
2016: BMC Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27364009/epithelial-notch-signaling-regulates-lung-alveolar-morphogenesis-and-airway-epithelial-integrity
#15
Po-Nien Tsao, Chisa Matsuoka, Shu-Chen Wei, Atsuyasu Sato, Susumu Sato, Koichi Hasegawa, Hung-Kuan Chen, Thai-Yen Ling, Munemasa Mori, Wellington V Cardoso, Mitsuru Morimoto
Abnormal enlargement of the alveolar spaces is a hallmark of conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Notch signaling is crucial for differentiation and regeneration and repair of the airway epithelium. However, how Notch influences the alveolar compartment and integrates this process with airway development remains little understood. Here we report a prominent role of Notch signaling in the epithelial-mesenchymal interactions that lead to alveolar formation in the developing lung...
July 19, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27322618/influenza-virus-infects-epithelial-stem-progenitor-cells-of-the-distal-lung-impact-on-fgfr2b-driven-epithelial-repair
#16
Jennifer Quantius, Carole Schmoldt, Ana I Vazquez-Armendariz, Christin Becker, Elie El Agha, Jochen Wilhelm, Rory E Morty, István Vadász, Konstantin Mayer, Stefan Gattenloehner, Ludger Fink, Mikhail Matrosovich, Xiaokun Li, Werner Seeger, Juergen Lohmeyer, Saverio Bellusci, Susanne Herold
Influenza Virus (IV) pneumonia is associated with severe damage of the lung epithelium and respiratory failure. Apart from efficient host defense, structural repair of the injured epithelium is crucial for survival of severe pneumonia. The molecular mechanisms underlying stem/progenitor cell mediated regenerative responses are not well characterized. In particular, the impact of IV infection on lung stem cells and their regenerative responses remains elusive. Our study demonstrates that a highly pathogenic IV infects various cell populations in the murine lung, but displays a strong tropism to an epithelial cell subset with high proliferative capacity, defined by the signature EpCamhighCD24lowintegrin(α6)high...
June 2016: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27302174/bax-induced-apoptosis-shortens-the-life-span-of-dna-repair-defect-ku70-knockout-mice-by-inducing-emphysema
#17
Shigemi Matsuyama, James Palmer, Adam Bates, Izmarie Poventud-Fuentes, Kelvin Wong, Justine Ngo, Mieko Matsuyama
Cells with DNA damage undergo apoptosis or cellular senescence if the damage cannot be repaired. Recent studies highlight that cellular senescence plays a major role in aging. However, age-associated diseases, including emphysema and neurodegenerative disorders, are caused by apoptosis of lung alveolar epithelial cells and neurons, respectively. Therefore, enhanced apoptosis also promotes aging and shortens the life span depending on the cell type. Recently, we reported that ku70(-) (/) (-)bax(-) (/) (-) and ku70(-) (/) (-)bax(+/) (-) mice showed significantly extended life span in comparison with ku70(-) (/) (-)bax(+/+) mice...
June 2016: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27190036/the-transcriptional-repressor-blimp1-is-expressed-in-rare-luminal-progenitors-and-is-essential-for-mammary-gland-development
#18
Mohammed I Ahmed, Salah Elias, Arne W Mould, Elizabeth K Bikoff, Elizabeth J Robertson
Mammary gland morphogenesis depends on a tight balance between cell proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis, to create a defined functional hierarchy within the epithelia. The limited availability of stem cell/progenitor markers has made it challenging to decipher lineage relationships. Here, we identify a rare subset of luminal progenitors that express the zinc finger transcriptional repressor Blimp1, and demonstrate that this subset of highly clonogenic luminal progenitors is required for mammary gland development...
May 15, 2016: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27150147/pulmonary-administration-of-gw0742-a-high-affinity-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-agonist-repairs-collapsed-alveoli-in-an-elastase-induced-mouse-model-of-emphysema
#19
Chihiro Ozawa, Michiko Horiguchi, Tomomi Akita, Yuki Oiso, Kaori Abe, Tomoki Motomura, Chikamasa Yamashita
Pulmonary emphysema is a disease in which lung alveoli are irreversibly damaged, thus compromising lung function. Our previous study revealed that all-trans-retinoic acid (ATRA) induces the differentiation of human lung alveolar epithelial type 2 progenitor cells and repairs the alveoli of emphysema model mice. ATRA also reportedly has the ability to activate peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) β/δ. A selective PPARβ/δ ligand has been reported to induce the differentiation of human keratinocytes during wound repair...
2016: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27141870/expression-of-histone-deacetylase-3-instructs-alveolar-type-i-cell-differentiation-by-regulating-a-wnt-signaling-niche-in-the-lung
#20
Xiaoru Wang, Yi Wang, Melinda E Snitow, Kathleen M Stewart, Shanru Li, MinMin Lu, Edward E Morrisey
The commitment and differentiation of the alveolar type I (AT1) cell lineage is a critical step for the formation of distal lung saccules, which are the primitive alveolar units required for postnatal respiration. How AT1 cells arise from the distal lung epithelial progenitor cells prior to birth and whether this process depends on a developmental niche instructed by mesenchymal cells is poorly understood. We show that mice lacking histone deacetylase 3 specifically in the developing lung mesenchyme display lung hypoplasia including decreased mesenchymal proliferation and a severe impairment of AT1 cell differentiation...
June 15, 2016: Developmental Biology
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