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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783158/pirfenidone-ameliorates-lipopolysaccharide-induced-pulmonary-inflammation-and-fibrosis-by-blocking-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation
#1
Yi Li, Haitao Li, Shuai Liu, Pinhua Pan, Xiaoli Su, Hongyi Tan, Dongdong Wu, Lemeng Zhang, Chao Song, Minhui Dai, Qian Li, Zhi Mao, Yuan Long, Yongbin Hu, Chengping Hu
Acute respiratory distress syndrome(ARDS)is a severe clinical disorder characterized by its acute onset, diffuse alveolar damage, intractable hypoxemia, and non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema. Acute lung injury(ALI) can trigger persistent lung inflammation and fibrosis through activation of the NLRP3 inflammasome and subsequent secretion of mature IL-1β, suggesting that the NLRP3 inflammasome is a potential therapeutic target for ALI, for which new therapeutic approaches are needed. Our present study aims to assess whether pirfenidone,with anti-fibrotic and anti-inflammatory properties, can improve LPS-induced inflammation and fibrosis by inhibiting NLRP3 inflammasome activation...
May 18, 2018: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783152/functionalized-graphene-oxides-for-drug-loading-release-and-delivery-of-poorly-water-soluble-anticancer-drug-a-comparative-study
#2
Neha Karki, Himani Tiwari, Mintu Pal, Alok Chaurasia, Rajaram Bal, Penny Joshi, Nanda Gopal Sahoo
In this work, the modification of graphene oxides (GOs) have been done with hydrophilic and biodegradable polymer, polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) and other excipient β -cyclodextrin (β-CD) through covalent functionalization for efficient loading and compatible release of sparingly water soluble aromatic anticancer drug SN-38 (7-ethyl-10-hydroxy camptothecin). The drug was loaded onto both GO-PVP and GO-β-CD through the π-π interactions.The release of drug from both the nanocarriers were analyzed in different pH medium of pH 7 (water, neutral medium), pH 5 (acidic buffer) and pH 12 (basic buffer)...
May 18, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781332/a-novel-phenolic-propanediamine-moiety-based-lung-targeting-therapy-for-asthma
#3
Jianbo Li, Yang Yang, Didi Wan, Youmei Peng, Jinjie Zhang
Asthma is one of the most prevalent chronic inflammatory diseases of lung. Current asthma therapy using inhaled corticosteroid often results in undesired treatment outcome due to poor compliance and drugs' lack of tissue specificity. N,N,N'-trimethyl-N'-(2-hydroxyl-3-methyl-5-123 Iiodobenzyl)-1,3-propanediamine (HIPD), a phenolic propanediamine derivative, has been used as an imaging agent for localized pulmonary diseases. Inspired by this, N,N,N'-trimethyl-N'-(4-hydroxyl-benzyl)-1,3-propanediamine (TPD), a new HIPD analog, was proposed as a lung-targeting ligand and covalently conjugated to an anti-inflammatory compound Rhein for asthma therapy...
November 2018: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780629/performance-evaluation-of-detecting-circulating-tumor-cells-and-tumor-cells-in-bronchoalveolar-lavage-fluid-in-diagnosis-of-peripheral-lung-cancer
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Chang-Hao Zhong, Da Tong, Zi-Qing Zhou, Zhu-Quan Su, Yu-Long Luo, Jia Xing, Ya-Li Bai, Su-Jie Guo, Shi-Yue Li
Background: To evaluate the diagnostic performances of detecting circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and tumor cells in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) for peripheral lung cancer. Methods: A total of 247 patients with lung cancer and 70 cases with benign lung disease were recruited in this study. Peripheral blood and BALF samples were collected, in which the tumor cells were enriched by negative immunomagnetic selection and detected by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) of chromosome enumeration probe 8 (CEP8)...
April 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780024/the-neutrophil-mobilizing-cytokine-interleukin-26-in-the-airways-of-long-term-tobacco-smokers
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Karlhans Fru Che, Ellen Tufvesson, Sara Tengvall, Elisa Lappi-Blanco, Riitta Kaarteenaho, Bettina Levänen, Marie Ekberg, Annelie Brauner, Åsa M Wheelock, Leif Bjermer, C Magnus Sköld, Anders Lindén
Long-term tobacco smokers with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or chronic bronchitis display an excessive accumulation of neutrophils in the airways; an inflammation that responds poorly to established therapy. Thus, there is a need to identify new molecular targets for the development of effective therapy. Here, we hypothesized that the neutrophil-mobilizing cytokine interleukin (IL)-26 (IL-26) is involved in airway inflammation amongst long-term tobacco smokers with or without COPD, chronic bronchitis or colonization by pathogenic bacteria...
May 23, 2018: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779781/tag-array-gene-chip-rapid-diagnosis-anti-tuberculosis-drug-resistance-in-pulmonary-tuberculosis-a-feasibility-study
#6
Wenjie Wu, Peng Cheng, Jingtong Lyu, Zehua Zhang, Jianzhong Xu
OBJECTIVE: We developed a Tag Array chip for detecting first- and second-line anti tuberculosis drug resistance in pulmonary tuberculosis and compared the analytical performance of the gene chip to that of phenotypic drug susceptibility testing (DST). METHODS: From November 2011 to April 2016.234 consecutive culture-confirmed, clinically and imaging diagnosed patients with pulmonary tuberculosis from Southwest Hospital, Chongqing were enrolled into the study. Specimens collected during sputum or bronchoalveolar lavage fluid from the pulmonary tuberculosis patients were subjected to M...
May 2018: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778524/posttranscriptional-regulation-of-interleukin-33-expression-by-microrna-200-in-bronchial-asthma
#7
Xin Tang, Feng Wu, Jinshuo Fan, Yang Jin, Jianjun Wang, Guanghai Yang
The importance of understanding how interleukin-33 (IL-33) is regulated (particularly by miRs) is critical in IL-33 biology, and evidence of this in asthma pathology is limited. MicroRNA profiling of cells isolated from bronchoalveolar lavage of 14 asthmatic patients and 11 healthy controls revealed miR-200b and miR-200c were significantly reduced in asthmatic patients compared with healthy controls. The reduction was validated in two independent models of allergen-induced allergic airway inflammation and further demonstrated to be inversely correlated with asthma severity, as well as increased IL-33 production in asthmatic patients...
April 25, 2018: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778403/the-cf-sputum-induction-trial-cf-spit-to-assess-lower-airway-bacterial-sampling-in-young-children-with-cystic-fibrosis-a-prospective-internally-controlled-interventional-trial
#8
Katherine Ronchetti, Jo-Dee Tame, Christopher Paisey, Lena P Thia, Iolo Doull, Robin Howe, Eshwar Mahenthiralingam, Julian T Forton
BACKGROUND: Pathogen surveillance is challenging but crucial in children with cystic fibrosis-who are often non-productive of sputum even if actively coughing-because infection and lung disease begin early in life. The role of sputum induction as a diagnostic tool for infection has not previously been systematically addressed in young children with cystic fibrosis. We aimed to assess the pathogen yield from sputum induction compared with that from cough swab and single-lobe, two-lobe, and six-lobe bronchoalveolar lavage...
May 16, 2018: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777096/the-first-isolate-of-candida-auris-in-china-clinical-and-biological-aspects
#9
Xiaojuan Wang, Jian Bing, Qiushi Zheng, Feifei Zhang, Jingbo Liu, Huizhen Yue, Li Tao, Han Du, Yina Wang, Hui Wang, Guanghua Huang
The emerging human fungal pathogen Candida auris has been recognized as a multidrug resistant species and is associated with high mortality. This fungus was first described in Japan in 2009 and has been reported in at least 18 countries on five continents. In this study, we report the first isolate of C. auris from the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) of a hospitalized woman in China. Interestingly, this isolate is susceptible to all tested antifungals including amphotericin B, fluconazole, and caspofungin...
May 18, 2018: Emerging Microbes & Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776812/preservation-with-%C3%AE-1-antitrypsin-improves-primary-graft-function-of-murine-lung-transplants
#10
Jessica Götzfried, Natalia F Smirnova, Carmela Morrone, Brice Korkmaz, Ali Önder Yildirim, Oliver Eickelberg, Dieter E Jenne
BACKGROUND: Vascular damage and primary graft dysfunction increase with prolonged preservation times of transplanted donor lungs. Hence, storage and conservation of donated lungs in protein-free, dextran-containing electrolyte solutions, like Perfadex, is limited to about 6 hours. We hypothesized that transplanted lungs are protected against neutrophil-mediated proteolytic damage by adding α1 -anti-trypsin (AAT), a highly abundant human plasma proteinase inhibitor, to Perfadex. METHODS: A realistic clinically oriented murine model of lung transplantation was used to simulate the ischemia-reperfusion process...
March 30, 2018: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774745/interplay-between-copper-neprilysin-and-n-truncation-of-%C3%AE-amyloid
#11
Mariusz Mital, Wojciech Bal, Tomasz Frączyk, Simon C Drew
Sporadic Alzheimer's disease (AD) is associated with an inefficient clearance of the β-amyloid (Aβ) peptide from the central nervous system. The protein levels and activity of the Zn2+ -dependent endopeptidase neprilysin (NEP) inversely correlate with brain Aβ levels during aging and in AD. The present study considered the ability of Cu2+ ions to inhibit human recombinant NEP and the role for NEP in generating N-truncated Aβ fragments with high-affinity Cu2+ binding motifs that can prevent this inhibition...
May 18, 2018: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773665/hypersensitivity-pneumonitis-and-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-from-e-cigarette-use
#12
Casey G Sommerfeld, Daniel J Weiner, Andrew Nowalk, Allyson Larkin
Electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use, or "vaping," is gaining widespread popularity as an alternative to conventional cigarettes among adolescents. Little is known of the health risks of e-cigarette use, especially in children and adolescents. We present a Case Report of a previously healthy 18-year-old woman who presented with dyspnea, cough, and pleuritic chest pain after e-cigarette use. She developed respiratory failure with hypoxia and was intubated, and ultimately met diagnostic criteria for acute respiratory distress syndrome...
May 17, 2018: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772026/correction-bronchoalveolar-lavage-bal-cells-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-express-a-complex-pro-inflammatory-pro-repair-angiogenic-activation-pattern-likely-associated-with-macrophage-iron-accumulation
#13
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772010/hypergravity-enhances-the-therapeutic-effect-of-dexamethasone-in-allergic-asthma-and-rhinitis-animal-model
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Tae Young Jang, Ah-Yeoun Jung, Soonjo Kwon, Young Hyo Kim
We investigated whether the therapeutic effects of dexamethasone for allergic asthma and rhinitis were enhanced in mice when exposed to hypergravity. Forty mice were divided into 5 groups (n = 8/group): Control group received saline intraperitoneally (i.p.) and intranasally (i.n.); Asthma group received i.p./i.n. ovalbumin (OVA) for inducing allergic asthma/rhinitis; Dexa group received i.n. dexamethasone (0.75 mg/kg) 30 minutes before each OVA challenge; Hypergravity group was subjected to allergic asthma/rhinitis as well as exposed to 5 G hypergravity for 30 days; Finally in Dexa/Hypergravity group, hypergravity and dexamethasone were used simultaneously during induction of allergic asthma/rhinitis...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770135/mucosal-immunity-and-protective-efficacy-of-intranasal-inactivated-influenza-vaccine-is-improved-by-chitosan-nanoparticle-delivery-in-pigs
#15
Santosh Dhakal, Sankar Renu, Shristi Ghimire, Yashavanth Shaan Lakshmanappa, Bradley T Hogshead, Ninoshkaly Feliciano-Ruiz, Fangjia Lu, Harm HogenEsch, Steven Krakowka, Chang Won Lee, Gourapura J Renukaradhya
Annually, swine influenza A virus (SwIAV) causes severe economic loss to swine industry. Currently used inactivated SwIAV vaccines administered by intramuscular injection provide homologous protection, but limited heterologous protection against constantly evolving field viruses, attributable to the induction of inadequate levels of mucosal IgA and cellular immune responses in the respiratory tract. A novel vaccine delivery platform using mucoadhesive chitosan nanoparticles (CNPs) administered through intranasal (IN) route has the potential to elicit strong mucosal and systemic immune responses in pigs...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769438/cytometry-tof-identifies-alveolar-macrophage-subtypes-in-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
#16
Eric D Morrell, Alice Wiedeman, S Alice Long, Sina A Gharib, T Eoin West, Shawn J Skerrett, Mark M Wurfel, Carmen Mikacenic
Studies in human peripheral blood monocyte-derived macrophages in vitro have shown clear evidence that multiple macrophage polarization states exist. The extent to which different alveolar macrophage (AM) polarization states exist in homeostasis or in the setting of severe injury such as acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is largely unknown. We applied single-cell cytometry TOF (CyTOF) to simultaneously measure 36 cell-surface markers on CD45+ cells present in bronchoalveolar lavage from healthy volunteers, as well as mechanically ventilated subjects with and without ARDS...
May 17, 2018: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768397/lipopolysaccharide-exposure-alleviates-asthma-in-mice-by-regulating-th1-th2-and-treg-th17-balance
#17
Fengxia Ding, Zhou Fu, Bo Liu
BACKGROUND It is generally believed that endotoxin exposure exacerbates risk of developing asthmatic symptoms. However, recent studies have indicated that prior bacterial exposure may prevent future symptoms of asthma. Here, we evaluated the influence of pre-exposure to different concentrations of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) to subsequent ovalbumin (OVA) allergen sensitization and challenge. MATERIAL AND METHODS Four-week-old Balb/c mice were treated intranasally with varying concentrations of LPS (1 ug, 10 ug, and 100 ug) or sterile PBS for 10 days, then 2 weeks later they were exposed to OVA...
May 16, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767728/andecaliximab-anti-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-induction-therapy-for-ulcerative-colitis-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase-2-3-study-in-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-disease
#18
William J Sandborn, Bal R Bhandari, Charles Randall, Ziad H Younes, Tomasz Romanczyk, Yan Xin, Emily Wendt, Hao Chai, Matt McKevitt, Sally Zhao, John S Sundy, Satish Keshav, Silvio Danese
Background and Aims: Matrix metalloproteinase-9 [MMP9] is implicated in the pathogenesis of ulcerative colitis [UC] via disruption of intestinal barrier integrity and function. A phase 2/3 combined trial was designed to examine the efficacy, safety, and pharmacokinetics of the anti-MMP9 antibody, andecaliximab [formerly GS-5745], in patients with moderately to severely active UC. Methods: Patients were randomised [1:1:1] to receive placebo, 150 mg andecaliximab every 2 weeks [Q2W], or 150 mg andecaliximab weekly [QW], via subcutaneous administration...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766320/weaning-from-prolonged-veno-venous-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-ecmo-after-transfer-to-a-specialized-center-a-retrospective-study
#19
Frederik Seiler, Franziska C Trudzinski, Sabrina I Hörsch, Annegret Kamp, Carlos Metz, Monika Flaig, Mohammad Alqudrah, Holger Wehrfritz, Markus Kredel, Ralf M Muellenbach, Hendrik Haake, Robert Bals, Philipp M Lepper
Veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (vvECMO) is increasingly used as rescue therapy in severe respiratory failure. In patients with pre-existent lung diseases or persistent lung injury weaning from vvECMO can be challenging. This study sought to investigate outcomes of patients transferred to a specialized ECMO center after prolonged ECMO therapy. We performed a retrospective analysis of all patients admitted to our medical intensive care unit (ICU) between 01/2013 and 12/2016 who were transferred from an external ICU after > 8 days on vvECMO...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765453/therapeutic-inhibition-of-cxc-chemokine-receptor-2-by-sb225002-attenuates-lps-induced-acute-lung-injury-in-mice
#20
Qing Cao, Biru Li, Xike Wang, Kun Sun, Ying Guo
Introduction: Sustained neutrophilic infiltration is known to contribute to organ damage, such as acute lung injury (ALI). CXC chemokine receptor 2 (CXCR2) is the major receptor regulating inflammatory neutrophil recruitment in acute and chronic inflamed tissues. The purpose of this study was to investigate the functional relevance of the CXCR2 inhibitor SB225002 in LPS-induced acute lung injury. Material and methods: Male C57BL/6 mice were randomly divided into the following four experimental groups ( n = 10 per group): untreated group (control group, Ctr); LPS-treated ALI group (LPS group, LPS); LPS + PBS-treated group (LPS + PBS); and SB225002-treated ALI group (LPS + SB225002)...
April 2018: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
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