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Epithelial lining fluid

Siddharth Mallapragada, Ananya Wadhwa, Pallavi Agrawal
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are biological molecules bridging the innate and acquired immune systems of the defense mechanism. They have been found to be effective against not only Gram-positive and -negative bacterial species but also fungi and viruses with their broad spectrum of activity. Among the various niches where they are found in the human body, in the oral cavity, the AMPs are secreted by the epithelial cells, defense cells, crevicular fluid, and in the salivary secretions and form the first line of defense against bacterial invasion...
November 2017: Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology
Glenn A Jacobson, Sharanne Raidal, Kate Robson, Christian K Narkowicz, David S Nichols, E Haydn Walters
BACKGROUND: Salmeterol (a long acting beta2-agonist) is a chiral molecule. (RR)-salmeterol is responsible for pharmacological effect, but basic knowledge of enantioselective pulmonary pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of salmeterol remains unknown. There are safety concerns with (S)-enantiomers of beta2-agonists, with suggestions that these enantiomers may increase bronchial hyperresponsivneness in asthma patients. METHODOLOGY: Horses (n = 12) received racemic (rac-) salmeterol 250 μg via inhalation...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
Wei Zhou, Geoffry N De Iuliis, Matthew D Dun, Brett Nixon
The testicular spermatozoa of all mammalian species are considered functionally immature owing to their inability to swim in a progressive manner and engage in productive interactions with the cumulus-oocyte complex. The ability to express these key functional attributes develops progressively during the cells' descent through the epididymis, a highly specialized ductal system that forms an integral part of the male reproductive tract. The functional maturation of the spermatozoon is achieved via continuous interactions with the epididymal luminal microenvironment and remarkably, occurs in the complete absence of de novo gene transcription or protein translation...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
Ditlev Birch, Ragna G Diedrichsen, Philip C Christophersen, Huiling Mu, Hanne M Nielsen
The absence of a surface-lining mucus layer is a major pitfall for the Caco-2 epithelial model. However, this can be alleviated by applying biosimilar mucus (BM) to the apical surface of the cell monolayer, thereby constructing a mucosa mimicking in vivo conditions. This study aims to elucidate the influence of BM as a barrier towards exogenic compounds such as permeation enhancers, and components of fed state simulated intestinal fluid (FeSSIF). Caco-2 cell monolayers surface-lined with BM were exposed to several compounds with distinct physicochemical properties, and the cell viability and permeability of the cell monolayer was compared to that of cell monolayers without BM and well-established mucus-secreting epithelial models (HT29 monolayers and HT29/Caco-2 co-culture monolayers)...
March 7, 2018: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Cindy M Yamamoto, Melanie L Oakes, Taku Murakami, Michael G Muto, Ross S Berkowitz, Shu-Wing Ng
BACKGROUND: Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are considered as a new class of resources for potential biomarkers. We analyzed expression of specific mRNA and miRNA in EVs derived from ovarian cancer ascites and the ideal controls, peritoneal fluids from benign patients for potential early detection and prognostic biomarkers. METHODS: Fluids were collected from subjects with benign cysts or endometrioma (n = 10), or low/high grade serous ovarian carcinoma (n = 8)...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Ovarian Research
Farhad Najmeddin, Bita Shahrami, Sayna Azadbakht, Mehrnoush Dianatkhah, Mohammad Reza Rouini, Atabak Najafi, Arezoo Ahmadi, Hamidreza Sharifnia, Mojtaba Mojtahedzadeh
INTRODUCTION: Classically, aminoglycosides are known to have low penetration into the lung tissue. So far, no study has been conducted on human adult patients to evaluate amikacin concentration in epithelial lining fluid (ELF) of the alveoli. Therefore, convincing data are not available from the perspective of pharmacokinetics to support the fact that a dosage of 20 mg/kg of amikacin is sufficient to treat patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). METHOD: This was a pilot study of amikacin concentration measurement in the alveolar site of action in critically ill adult patients with VAP who required aminoglycoside therapy...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
Jessica Idowu, Trisha Home, Nisha Patel, Brenda Magenheimer, Pamela V Tran, Robin L Maser, Christopher J Ward, James P Calvet, Darren P Wallace, Madhulika Sharma
Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder characterized by fluid-filled cysts in the kidney and liver that ultimately leads to end-stage renal disease. Currently there is no globally approved therapy for PKD. The Notch signaling pathway regulates cellular processes such as proliferation and de-differentiation, which are cellular hallmarks of PKD. Thus we hypothesized that the Notch pathway plays a critical role in PKD. Evaluation of protein expression of Notch signaling components in kidneys of Autosomal Recessive PKD (ARPKD) and Autosomal Dominant PKD (ADPKD) mouse models and of ADPKD patients revealed that Notch pathway members, particularly Notch3, were consistently upregulated or activated in cyst-lining epithelial cells...
February 20, 2018: Scientific Reports
Magdalena Kasendra, Alessio Tovaglieri, Alexandra Sontheimer-Phelps, Sasan Jalili-Firoozinezhad, Amir Bein, Angeliki Chalkiadaki, William Scholl, Cheng Zhang, Hannah Rickner, Camilla A Richmond, Hu Li, David T Breault, Donald E Ingber
Here we describe a method for fabricating a primary human Small Intestine-on-a-Chip (Intestine Chip) containing epithelial cells isolated from healthy regions of intestinal biopsies. The primary epithelial cells are expanded as 3D organoids, dissociated, and cultured on a porous membrane within a microfluidic device with human intestinal microvascular endothelium cultured in a parallel microchannel under flow and cyclic deformation. In the Intestine Chip, the epithelium forms villi-like projections lined by polarized epithelial cells that undergo multi-lineage differentiation similar to that of intestinal organoids, however, these cells expose their apical surfaces to an open lumen and interface with endothelium...
February 13, 2018: Scientific Reports
Yanli Li, Tingting Wu, Yanan Wang, Liu Yang, Chengcheng Hu, Limo Chen, Sufang Wu
OBJECTIVE: High grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSC) remains one of the most lethal malignancies in females. We previously reported that γ-glutamyl cyclotransferase (GGCT) was significantly upregulated in serous ovarian cancer. The current study was aimed to explore the function and underlying mechanism of GGCT in HGSC. METHODS: GGCT expression was assessed by immunohistochemistry in 128 HGSC patients. Stable cell lines with GGCT gene overexpression or knockdown were established to investigate the function of GGCT in HGSC in vitro and in vivo...
February 8, 2018: Gynecologic Oncology
Amberlyn M Wands, Jakob Cervin, He Huang, Ye Zhang, Gyusaang Youn, Chad A Brautigam, Maria Matson Dzebo, Per Björklund, Ville Wallenius, Danielle K Bright, Clay S Bennett, Pernilla Wittung-Stafshede, Nicole S Sampson, Ulf Yrlid, Jennifer J Kohler
Cholera toxin (CT) enters host intestinal epithelia cells, and its retrograde transport to the cytosol results in the massive loss of fluids and electrolytes associated with severe dehydration. To initiate this intoxication process, the B subunit of CT (CTB) first binds to a cell surface receptor displayed on the apical surface of the intestinal epithelia. While the monosialoganglioside GM1 is widely accepted to be the sole receptor for CT, intestinal epithelial cell lines also utilize fucosylated glycan epitopes on glycoproteins to facilitate cell surface binding and endocytic uptake of the toxin...
February 22, 2018: ACS Infectious Diseases
Shiho Asaka, Akihiko Yoshizawa, Rie Nakata, Tatsuya Negishi, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Takayuki Shiina, Shohei Shigeto, Kazuyuki Matsuda, Yukihiro Kobayashi, Takayuki Honda
The detection of epidermal growth factor receptor ( EGFR ) mutations is necessary for the selection of suitable patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) for treatment with EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors. Cytology specimens are known to be suitable for EGFR mutation detection, although tissue specimens should be prioritized; however, there are limited studies that examine the utility of bronchial lavage fluid (BLF) in mutation detection. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the utility of BLF specimens for the detection of EGFR mutations using a conventional quantitative EGFR polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay...
February 2018: Oncology Letters
Do-Hyoung Kim, Young-Joon Kim, Michael E Adams
Fluid clearance from the respiratory system during developmental transitions is critically important for achieving optimal gas exchange in animals. During insect development from embryo to adult, airway clearance occurs episodically each time the molt is completed by performance of the ecdysis sequence, coordinated by a peptide-signaling cascade initiated by ecdysis-triggering hormone (ETH). We find that the neuropeptide Kinin (also known as Drosokinin or Leukokinin) is required for normal respiratory fluid clearance or "tracheal air-filling" in Drosophila larvae...
February 13, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
T W Felton, K Ogungbenro, E Boselli, W W Hope, K A Rodvold
Background: Severe infections of the respiratory tracts of critically ill patients are common and associated with excess morbidity and mortality. Piperacillin is commonly used to treat pulmonary infections in critically ill patients. Adequate antibiotic concentration in the epithelial lining fluid (ELF) of the lung is essential for successful treatment of pulmonary infection. Objectives: To compare piperacillin pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics in the serum and ELF of healthy volunteers and critically ill patients...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
A Watteyn, S Croubels, S De Baere, P De Backer, M Devreese
Florfenicol (FF) is registered for treatment of bovine and swine respiratory diseases. Although, turkeys often suffer from bacterial respiratory tract infections, there is no registered formulation based on FF for poultry available in Europe. The aim of this study was to evaluate the pharmacokinetic behavior of FF in turkeys in plasma, lung tissue, and pulmonary epithelial lining fluid (PELF).The concentration and pharmacokinetic characteristics of FF in plasma, lung tissue, and PELF in turkeys were determined, either after a single oral bolus (30 mg/kg body weight, BW) or during and after continuous drinking water medication (30 mg/kg BW/d for 5 d)...
January 25, 2018: Poultry Science
Robert Kuo-Kuang Lee, Huan-Chin Tseng, Yuh-Ming Hwu, Chi-Chen Fan, Ming-Huei Lin, Jhih-Jie Yu, Ling-Yu Yeh, Sheng-Hsiang Li
BACKGROUND: Cystatin C (CST3), a cysteine protease inhibitor in seminal plasma, is expressed in animal uteri. However, its expression in the human female reproductive tract and its effect on human sperm capacitation are unclear. METHODS: The cellular localization of CST3 was observed using immunohistochemistry. The binding of CST3 to sperm was examined using immunocytochemistry. Sperm motility parameters were analyzed using computer-assisted sperm analysis. Sperm capacitation was evaluated by analyzing cholesterol content, protein tyrosine phosphorylation levels, and the acrosome reaction...
January 30, 2018: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
Toru Shirahata, Hidetoshi Nakamura, Takahiro Nakajima, Miho Nakamura, Shotaro Chubachi, Shuichi Yoshida, Keishi Tsuduki, Shuko Mashimo, Saeko Takahashi, Naoto Minematsu, Hiroki Tateno, Koichiro Asano, Seitaro Fujishima, Tomoko Betsuyaku
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by airway inflammation with endothelial dysfunction. Cadherins are adhesion molecules on epithelial (E-) and vascular endothelial (VE-) cells. Soluble (s) cadherin is released from the cell surface by the effects of proteases including matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the associations of sE-/sVE-cadherin levels in plasma with the development of COPD...
January 29, 2018: Biomarkers: Biochemical Indicators of Exposure, Response, and Susceptibility to Chemicals
Marco Falcone, Pierluigi Viale, Giusy Tiseo, Manjunath Pai
Ceftazidime-avibactam (CAZ-AVI) is a combination of a third-generation cephalosporin and a non-β-lactam, β-lactamase inhibitor, recently approved for urinary tract infections and complicated abdominal infections. Moreover, it represents a treatment option for patients with hospital acquired pneumonia (HAP), especially when caused by multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria. Areas covered: The review focuses on the pharmacokinetics (PK) of CAZ-AVI in HAP and on preclinical and clinical studies evaluating PK/pharmacodynamics (PD) in this field...
January 31, 2018: Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
Linda B S Aulin, Pyry A Valitalo, Matthew L Rizk, Sandra A G Visser, Gauri Rao, Piet H van der Graaf, J G Coen van Hasselt
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January 8, 2018: Pharmaceutical Research
Gitte Rye Hinrichs, Jannie Solmunde Michelsen, Rikke Zachar, Ulla Glenert Friis, Per Svenningsen, Henrik Birn, Claus Bistrup, Boye L Jensen
Albuminuria predicts adverse renal outcome in kidney transplant recipients. The present study addressed the hypothesis that albuminuria is associated with increased urine serine proteases with the ability to activate the epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) and with greater extracellular volume and higher blood pressure. In a cross-sectional design, kidney transplant recipients with (n=18) and without (n=19) albuminuria were included for office blood pressure measurements, estimation of volume status by bioimpedance, and collection of spot urine and plasma samples...
January 24, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
James F Collawn, Rafal Bartoszewski, Ahmad Lazrak, Sadis Matalon
The airway surface liquid (ASL) coats the lining of the airways and allows for efficient cilial movement and therefore effective mucociliary transport. Cell surface channels regulate the hydration status of the ASL and the two critical channels in the process are the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) and the amiloride-sensitive epithelial sodium channel (ENaC). In cystic fibrosis (CF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) there is loss of CFTR function or compromised CFTR function in chronic bronchitis, respectively...
January 4, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
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