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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239691/wood-combustion-particles-induce-adverse-effects-to-normal-and-diseased-airway-epithelia
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Manuel Krapf, Lisa Künzi, Sandrine Allenbach, Emily A Bruns, Ilaria Gavarini, Imad El-Haddad, Jay G Slowik, André S H Prévôt, Luka Drinovec, Griša Močnik, Lutz Dümbgen, Matthias Salathe, Nathalie Baumlin, Constantinos Sioutas, Urs Baltensperger, Josef Dommen, Marianne Geiser
Residential wood burning is a major source of poorly characterized, deleterious particulate matter, whose composition and toxicity may vary with wood type, burning condition and photochemical age. The causative link between ambient wood particle constituents and observed adverse health effects is currently lacking. Here we investigate the relationship between chemical properties of primary and atmospherically aged wood combustion particles and acute toxicity in human airway epithelial cells. Emissions from a log wood burner were diluted and injected into a smog chamber for photochemical aging...
February 27, 2017: Environmental Science. Processes & Impacts
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239354/matrix-metalloproteinases-7-and-kidney-fibrosis
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REVIEW
Ben Ke, Chuqiao Fan, Liping Yang, Xiangdong Fang
Matrix metalloproteinase-7 (MMP-7) is a secreted zinc- and calcium-dependent endopeptidase that degrades a broad range of extracellular matrix substrates and additional substrates. MMP-7 playsa crucial role in a diverse array of cellular processes and appears to be a key regulator of fibrosis in several diseases, including pulmonary fibrosis, liver fibrosis, and cystic fibrosis. In particular, the relationship between MMP-7 and kidney fibrosis has attracted significant attention in recent years. Growing evidence indicates that MMP-7 plays an important role in the pathogenesis of kidney fibrosis...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238634/the-cumulative-effects-of-intravenous-antibiotic-treatments-on-hearing-in-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Angela C Garinis, Campbell P Cross, Priya Srikanth, Kelly Carroll, M Patrick Feeney, Douglas H Keefe, Lisa L Hunter, Daniel B Putterman, David M Cohen, Jeffrey A Gold, Peter S Steyger
BACKGROUND: Aminoglycosides (AGs) and glycopeptides are antibiotics essential for treating life-threatening respiratory infections in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). The goal of this study was to examine the effects of cumulative intravenous (IV)-AG (amikacin and/or tobramycin) and/or glycopeptide (vancomycin) dosing on hearing status in patients with CF. METHODS: Hearing thresholds were measured from 0.25 to 16.0kHz, in 81 participants with CF. Participants were categorized into two groups: normal hearing in both ears (≤25dB HL for all frequency bands) or hearing loss (>25dB HL for any frequency band in either ear)...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238229/suspecting-non-cystic-fibrosis-bronchiectasis-what-the-busy-primary-care-clinician-needs-to-know
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REVIEW
Diego J Maselli, Bravein Amalakuhan, Holly Keyt, Alejandro A Diaz
AIMS: Non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis (NCFB) is a chronic, progressive respiratory disorder characterised by irreversibly and abnormally dilated airways, persistent cough, excessive sputum production and recurrent pulmonary infections. In the last several decades, its prevalence has increased, making it likely to be encountered in the primary care setting. The aim was to review the clinical presentation and diagnosis of NCFB, with an emphasis on the role of computed tomography (CT)...
February 2017: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237442/a-simple-metric-for-cystic-fibrosis-respiratory-exacerbations
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Steven H Abman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237418/micrornas-in-lung-development-and-disease
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REVIEW
Dustin Ameis, Naghmeh Khoshgoo, Barbara M Iwasiow, Phillip Snarr, Richard Keijzer
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small (∼22 nucleotides), non-coding RNA molecules that regulate gene expression post-transcriptionally by inhibiting target mRNAs. Research into the roles of miRNAs in lung development and disease is at the early stages. In this review, we discuss the role of miRNAs in pediatric respiratory disease, including cystic fibrosis, asthma, and bronchopulmonary dysplasia.
December 14, 2016: Paediatric Respiratory Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236369/patients-hospitalized-with-an-infective-exacerbation-of-bronchiectasis-unrelated-to-cystic-fibrosis-clinical-physiological-and-sputum-characteristics
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Victoria Venning, James Bartlett, Lata Jayaram
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Bronchiectasis is a growing health burden both globally and in Australasia. Associated with repeated respiratory infections, the disease often results in hospital admission, impaired quality of life, reduced lung function and shortened life expectancy. We describe the local clinical, physiological and sputum characteristics in patients hospitalized with an infective exacerbation of bronchiectasis. METHODS: This study examined the medical records of all 61 adults admitted to a metropolitan Australian hospital with an infective exacerbation of bronchiectasis in a calendar year...
February 24, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236359/single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-related-to-cystic-fibrosis-in-chronic-rhinositus-a-pilot-study
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Benjamin P Hull, Pawina Jiramongkolchai, Justin H Turner, Lana Olson, Rakesh K Chandra
BACKGROUND: The clinical association between cystic fibrosis (CF) and chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is well known. Studies have identified several non-CF transmembrane conductance regulator single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with disease severity in CF patients. We hypothesized that prevalence of these SNPs would be different between CRS patients and age/gender-matched non-CRS controls. METHODS: This is a targeted SNP study of 1231 CRS patients identified through a large university hospital database who were compared with 8796 age- and gender-matched controls without a history of rhinitis, sinusitis, allergies, or asthma...
February 25, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236043/cystic-fibrosis-in-austria
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Thomas Frischer, Ernst Eber, Helmut Ellemunter, Angela Zacharasiewicz, Ingrid Kaluza, Josef Riedler, Sabine Renner
Registry data for patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) are increasingly used to evaluate the natural history, for benchmarking of therapy and in order to identify eligible patients for clinical studies. So far, no data on frequency and clinical status of CF patients have been available for Austria on a national level. We collected data of CF patients treated 2014 in Austrian CF outpatient clinics by means of a European CF registry and on an individual search basis. A total of 773 CF patients with a median age of 18...
February 24, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235656/high-expressing-cystic-fibrosis-transmembrane-conductance-regulator-interacts-with-histone-deacetylase-2-to-promote-the-development-of-ph-leukemia-through-the-hdac2-mediated-pten-pathway
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Tianyou Yan, Yamei Leng, Xi Yang, Yuping Gong, Huaqin Sun, Ke Wang, Wenming Xu, Yuhuan Zheng, Duolan Naren, Rui Shi
The aberrant expression or mutation of CFTR has been shown to be involved in several tumors, but how mutations or dysfunction of CFTR may increase the risk of malignancies in various tissues remains unclear. Here, we report the interaction between CFTR and HDAC2, and its involvement in the development of Ph+ leukemia. We first detected the physical interaction and co-localization of CFTR and HDAC2 in Ph+ leukemia cell lines. And treatment with CFTRinh-172, a CFTR inhibitor, reduced the expression of HDAC2 protein in K562 and SUP-B15 cells, which could be partially recovered by MG132, a proteasome inhibitor...
February 16, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235470/contribution-of-a-lysine-residue-in-the-first-transmembrane-segment-to-the-selectivity-filter-region-in-the-cftr-chloride-channel
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Alexander Negoda, Yassine El Hiani, Elizabeth A Cowley, Paul Linsdell
The anion selectivity and conductance of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) chloride channel are determined predominantly by interactions between permeant anions and the narrow region of the channel pore. This narrow region has therefore been described as functioning as the "selectivity filter" of the channel. Multiple pore-lining transmembrane segments (TMs) have previously been shown to contribute to the selectivity filter region. However, little is known about the three-dimensional organization of this region, or how multiple TMs combine to determine its functional properties...
February 21, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231023/increasing-nocardia-incidence-associated-with-bronchiectasis-at-a-tertiary-care-center
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Michael H Woodworth, Jennifer L Saullo, Paul M Lantos, Gary M Cox, Jason E Stout
RATIONALE: Nocardia is a genus of pathogens that most commonly afflicts immunocompromised hosts, but may be an emerging infection among persons with bronchiectasis. OBJECTIVES: To examine the epidemiology and clinical presentation of adult patients with Nocardia and bronchiectasis relative to other patient groups. METHODS: We examined a retrospectively-assembled cohort of adults at Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina with at least one positive culture from a bodily fluid or tissue specimen for Nocardia between January 1996 and December 2013...
February 23, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230981/high-potency-phenylquinoxalinone-cystic-fibrosis-transmembrane-conductance-regulator-cftr-activators
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Jung-Ho Son, Jie S Zhu, Puay-Wah Phuan, Onur Cil, Andrew P Teuthorn, Colton K Ku, Sujin Lee, Alan S Verkman, Mark J Kurth
We previously identified phenylquinoxalinone CFTRact-J027 (4) as a cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) activator with an EC50 of ~200 nM, and demonstrated its therapeutic efficacy in mouse models of constipation. Here, structure-activity studies were done on 36 synthesized phenylquinoxalinone analogs to identify compounds with improved potency and altered metabolic stability. Synthesis of the phenylquinoxalinone core was generally accomplished by condensation of 1,2-phenylenediamines with substituted phenyloxoacetates...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230293/influence-of-complex-childhood-diseases-on-variation-in-growth-and-skeletal-development
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REVIEW
Babette S Zemel
The study of human growth and skeletal development by human biologists is framed by the larger theoretical concerns regarding the underpinnings of population variation and human evolution. This unique perspective is directly relevant to the assessment of child health and well-being at the individual and group level, as well as the construction of growth charts. Environmental, behavioral (nutrition and physical activity), and disease-related factors can prevent attainment of full genetic potential for growth...
February 23, 2017: American Journal of Human Biology: the Official Journal of the Human Biology Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230279/folate-protects-hepatocytes-of-hyperhomocysteinemia-mice-from-apoptosis-via-cystic-fibrosis-transmembrane-conductance-regulator-cftr-activated-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress
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Anning Yang, Yue Sun, Caiyan Mao, Songhao Yang, Min Huang, Mei Deng, Ning Ding, Xiaoling Yang, Minghao Zhang, Shaoju Jin, Yideng Jiang, Ying Huang
Folate deficiency is a known risk factor for liver injury; however, the underlying mechanism remains unclear. In this study, we employed a high homocysteine-induced liver injury model of Apolipoprotein E-deficient (ApoE(-/-) ) mice fed high-methionine diet and found that high homocysteine induced endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and liver cell apoptosis by downregulation of cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) expression; observations that were attenuated with supplementation of dietary folate...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229102/the-use-of-home-spirometry-in-pediatric-cystic-fibrosis-patients-results-of-a-feasibility-study
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Aarti Shakkottai, Samya Z Nasr
Medication adherence is poor among pediatric cystic fibrosis (CF) patients, with adolescents having one of the lowest adherence rates. We wanted to identify an adherence intervention that would be acceptable to CF adolescents and assess its feasibility. We surveyed 40 adolescents with CF and asked about barriers to and motivators for their own adherence and to generate ideas for potential adherence interventions. Since most of the respondents chose frequent spirometry at home and medication reminders for interventions, we selected 5 subjects, 10 to 14 years of age, with CF to test the feasibility of home spirometry and medication reminders in pediatric CF patients...
2017: Global Pediatric Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229097/pediatric-hypovitaminosis-d-molecular-perspectives-and-clinical-implications
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Rafiu Ariganjoye
Vitamin D, a secosteroid, is essential for the development and maintenance of healthy bone in both the adult and pediatric populations. Low level of 25-hydroxy vitamin D (25-(OH)-D) is highly prevalent in children worldwide and has been linked to various adverse health outcomes including rickets, osteomalacia, osteomalacic myopathy, sarcopenia, and weakness, growth retardation, hypocalcemia, seizure and tetany, autism, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus, cancers (prostate, colon, breast), infectious diseases (viral, tuberculosis), and autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis and Hashimoto's thyroiditis...
2017: Global Pediatric Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228494/an-evaluation-of-rgm-medium-for-isolation-of-nontuberculous-mycobacteria-from-respiratory-samples-from-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis-in-the-united-states
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Rongpong Plongla, Clair L Preece, John D Perry, Peter H Gilligan
A novel selective agar (RGM medium) has been advocated for the isolation of rapidly growing mycobacteria from the sputum of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. The aim of this study was to compare RGM medium with Burkholderia cepacia selective agar (BCSA) and a standard AFB culture method for the isolation of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) from patients with CF. The applicability of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) for identification of NTM isolated on RGM was also assessed...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225751/lower-cystic-fibrosis-transmembrane-conductance-regulator-cftr-promotes-the-proliferation-and-migration-of-endometrial-carcinoma
#19
Xian Xia, Jie Wang, Yuan Liu, Ming Yue
BACKGROUND The incidence and death rates of endometrial cancer are alarmingly increasing. The diagnosis and treatment of endometrial cancer is crucial to decreasing mortality. Cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) belongs to the adenosine triphosphate (ATP)-binding cassette transporter family and plays an essential role in anion regulation and tissue homeostasis of various epithelia. This study explored the expression of CFTR in endometrial carcinoma and the role of CFTR in proliferation and migration of endometrial carcinoma cells...
February 22, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223466/short-term-effect-of-autogenic-drainage-on-ventilation-inhomogeneity-in-adult-subjects-with-stable-non-cystic-fibrosis-bronchiectasis
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William Poncin, Grégory Reychler, Noémie Leeuwerck, Nathalie Bauwens, Anne-Sophie Aubriot, Candice Nader, Giuseppe Liistro, Sophie Gohy
BACKGROUND: Lung clearance index (LCI), a measure of ventilation inhomogeneity derived from a multiple-breath washout test, is a promising tool for assessing airway function in patients with non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis. However, it is unknown whether ventilation inhomogeneity could improve after successful elimination of excessive secretions within bronchiectasis. The objective of this work was to assess the short-term effects of lung secretion clearance using the autogenic drainage technique on standard lung function tests and LCI in subjects with non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis...
February 21, 2017: Respiratory Care
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