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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343807/house-dust-mite-induced-allergic-airway-disease-is-attenuated-in-cd11ccreil-4r%C3%AE-l%C3%A2-x-mice
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Natalie Eva Nieuwenhuizen, Frank Kirstein, Jennifer Claire Hoving, Frank Brombacher
The precise mechanisms leading to development of T helper type (Th)2-driven allergic responses are unknown. We aimed to determine how IL-4 receptor alpha (IL-4Rα) signaling on CD11c+ cells influences allergen-induced Th2 responses in mice. CD11ccreIL-4Rα-/l°x mice, deficient in IL-4Rα on dendritic cells and alveolar macrophages, were compared to IL-4Rα-/l°x littermate controls in models of allergic airway disease induced by OVA/alum, OVA alone or house dust mite. Cytokine responses, eosinophil and neutrophil infiltration into the lungs, airway hyperreactivity and mucus hypersecretion were evaluated after allergen challenge...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341228/bronchoalveolar-lavage-fluid-neutrophilia-is-associated-with-the-severity-of-pulmonary-lesions-during-equine-asthma-exacerbations
#2
M Bullone, P Joubert, A Gagné, J-Pierre Lavoie, P Hélie
BACKGROUND: The severe form of equine asthma is associated with pathological changes of the peripheral airways and pulmonary parenchyma that are only partly described. Also, the relationship between these structural alterations and the percentage of neutrophils found within the airway lumen, assessed by bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) cytology, remains ill-defined. OBJECTIVE: To examine the histological lesions associated with equine asthma during disease exacerbation and remission, and their relationship with lung function and BALF neutrophilia...
January 17, 2018: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331643/glucagon-like-peptide-1-signaling-inhibits-allergen-induced-lung-il-33-release-and-reduces-group-2-innate-lymphoid-cell-ilc2-cytokine-production-in-vivo
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Shinji Toki, Kasia Goleniewska, Sara Reiss, Jian Zhang, Melissa H Bloodworth, Matthew T Stier, Weisong Zhou, Dawn C Newcomb, Lorraine B Ware, Gregg D Stanwood, Aurelio Galli, Kelli L Boyd, Kevin D Niswender, R Stokes Peebles
BACKGROUND: IL-33 is one of the most consistently associated gene candidates for asthma identified by GWAS. Studies in mice and in human cells have confirmed the importance of IL-33 in inducing type-2 cytokine production from both group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2) and Th2 cells. However, there are no pharmacologic agents known to inhibit IL-33 release from airway cells. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of glucagon like peptide receptor-1 GLP-1R signaling on aeroallergen-induced airway IL-33 production and release and on innate type-2 airway inflammation...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326318/long-term-benefits-of-airway-clearance-in-bronchiectasis-a-randomised-placebo-controlled-trial
#4
Gerard Muñoz, Javier de Gracia, Maria Buxó, Antonio Alvarez, Montserrat Vendrell
Keeping airways clear of mucus by airway clearance techniques seems essential in bronchiectasis treatment, although no placebo-controlled trials or any studies lasting longer than 3 months have been conducted. We evaluate the efficacy of the ELTGOL (slow expiration with the glottis opened in the lateral posture) technique over a 1-year period in bronchiectasis patients with chronic expectoration in a randomised placebo-controlled trial.Patients were randomised to perform the ELTGOL technique (n=22) or placebo exercises (n=22) twice-daily (ClinicalTrials...
January 2018: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322408/protocols-to-evaluate-cigarette-smoke-induced-lung-inflammation-and-pathology-in-mice
#5
Ross Vlahos, Steven Bozinovski
Cigarette smoking is a major cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Inhalation of cigarette smoke causes inflammation of the airways, airway wall remodelling, mucus hypersecretion and progressive airflow limitation. Much of the disease burden and health care utilisation in COPD is associated with the management of its comorbidities and infectious (viral and bacterial) exacerbations (AECOPD). Comorbidities, in particular skeletal muscle wasting, cardiovascular disease and lung cancer markedly impact on disease morbidity, progression and mortality...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321987/gelam-honey-attenuates-ovalbumin-induced-airway-inflammation-in-a-mice-model-of-allergic-asthma
#6
Nur Salme Suhana Shamshuddin, Rozaini Mohd Zohdi
Allergic asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the pulmonary airways. Gelam honey has been proven to possess anti-inflammatory property with great potential to treat an inflammatory condition. However, the effect of ingestion of Gelam honey on allergic asthma has never been studied. This study aimed to investigate the efficacy of Gelam honey on the histopathological changes in the lungs of a mice model of allergic asthma. Forty-two Balb/c mice were divided into seven groups: control, I, II, III, IV, V and VI group...
January 2018: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321377/development-of-an-airway-mucus-defect-in-the-cystic-fibrosis-rat
#7
Susan E Birket, Joy M Davis, Courtney M Fernandez, Katherine L Tuggle, Ashley M Oden, Kengyeh K Chu, Guillermo J Tearney, Michelle V Fanucchi, Eric J Sorscher, Steven M Rowe
The mechanisms underlying the development and natural progression of the airway mucus defect in cystic fibrosis (CF) remain largely unclear. New animal models of CF, coupled with imaging using micro-optical coherence tomography, can lead to insights regarding these questions. The Cftr-/- (KO) rat allows for longitudinal examination of the development and progression of airway mucus abnormalities. The KO rat exhibits decreased periciliary depth, hyperacidic pH, and increased mucus solid content percentage; however, the transport rates and viscoelastic properties of the mucus are unaffected until the KO rat ages...
January 11, 2018: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319936/submucosal-gland-mucus-strand-velocity-is-decreased-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis
#8
Kiranya E Tipirneni, Shaoyan Zhang, Do-Yeon Cho, Jessica Grayson, Daniel F Skinner, Calvin Mackey, Lindsay Moore, Denzel Cole, Catherine G Banks, Bradford A Woodworth
BACKGROUND: Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) may be initiated by innately impaired host defense mechanisms that predispose the upper airways to infection. Recent evidence suggests tethering of submucosal gland mucus strands represents an inciting event within cystic fibrosis (CF) airways, occurring prior to onset of chronic infection. Submucosal gland hypertrophy and defective mucociliary clearance (MCC) are present in actively inflamed sinuses, but mucus strand velocity may also be affected as a secondary event, further contributing to chronic disease...
January 10, 2018: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311494/immunohistochemical-study-on-the-distribution-of-%C3%AE-defensin-1-and-%C3%AE-defensin-2-throughout-the-respiratory-tract-of-healthy-rats
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Natsumi Masuda, Youhei Mantani, Hideto Yuasa, Chiaki Yoshitomi, Masaya Arai, Miho Nishida, Wang-Mei Qi, Junichi Kawano, Toshifumi Yokoyama, Nobuhiko Hoshi, Hiroshi Kitagawa
The distributions of β-defensin 1 and 2 in secretory host defense system throughout respiratory tract of healthy rats were immunohistochemically investigated. In the nasal epithelium, a large number of non-ciliated and non-microvillous cells (NCs) were immunopositive for both β-defensin 1 and 2, whereas a small number of goblet cells (GCs) were immunopositive only for β-defensin 1. Beta-defensin 2-immunopositive GCs were few. In the nasal glands, a small number of acinar cells and a large number of ductal epithelial cells were immunopositive for both β-defensins...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303286/-cystic-fibrosis-in-adults
#10
Libor Fila
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease caused by mutations in the transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene. The disease leads to dysfunction of the exocrine glands with high concentration of chloride in the sweat and formation of abnormally viscous mucus in the respiratory, digestive and reproductive tract. Chronic sinopulmonary disease, exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, liver disease, intestinal obstruction, impaired nutritional status, salt loss syndrome and male infertility dominates in the clinical presentation...
2018: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289532/zinc-deficiency-via-a-splice-switch-in-zinc-importer-zip2-slc39a2-causes-cystic-fibrosis-associated-muc5ac-hypersecretion-in-airway-epithelial-cells
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Shunsuke Kamei, Haruka Fujikawa, Hirofumi Nohara, Keiko Ueno-Shuto, Kasumi Maruta, Ryunosuke Nakashima, Taisei Kawakami, Chizuru Matsumoto, Yuki Sakaguchi, Tomomi Ono, Mary Ann Suico, Richard C Boucher, Dieter C Gruenert, Toru Takeo, Naomi Nakagata, Jian-Dong Li, Hirofumi Kai, Tsuyoshi Shuto
Airway mucus hyperproduction and fluid imbalance are important hallmarks of cystic fibrosis (CF), the most common life-shortening genetic disorder in Caucasians. Dysregulated expression and/or function of airway ion transporters, including cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) and epithelial sodium channel (ENaC), have been implicated as causes of CF-associated mucus hypersecretory phenotype. However, the contributory roles of other substances and transporters in the regulation of CF airway pathogenesis remain unelucidated...
December 20, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288730/sulfur-dioxide-exposure-enhances-th2-inflammatory-responses-via-activating-stat6-pathway-in-asthmatic-mice
#12
Xiujuan Li, Liqun Huang, Na Wang, Huilan Yi, Hong Wang
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) is one of potential risk factors for induction and/or exacerbation of asthma, but the underlying mechanisms are not well understood. In this study, we investigate the role of SO2 in asthma using a classical asthmatic model with allergic airway inflammation by treating C57BL/6 mice with ovalbumin (OVA) and/or 10 mg/m3 SO2. Our results showed that SO2 exposure alone induced slight pathological changes but did not significantly increase inflammatory cell counts, pro-inflammatory cytokine expression, and mucus production in the airway of mice, whereas SO2 exposure in OVA-induced asthmatic mice caused marked pulmonary pathological changes and significantly increased the counts of eosinophil-rich leukocytes compared with OVA alone asthmatic mice...
December 27, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287707/persistent-induction-of-goblet-cell-differentiation-in-the-airways-therapeutic-approaches
#13
REVIEW
Andrew T Reid, Punnam Chander Veerati, Reinoud Gosens, Nathan W Bartlett, Peter A Wark, Chris L Grainge, Stephen M Stick, Anthony Kicic, Fatemeh Moheimani, Philip M Hansbro, Darryl A Knight
Dysregulated induction of goblet cell differentiation results in excessive production and retention of mucus and is a common feature of several chronic airways diseases. To date, therapeutic strategies to reduce mucus accumulation have focused primarily on altering the properties of the mucus itself, or have aimed to limit the production of mucus-stimulating cytokines. Here we review the current knowledge of key molecular pathways that are dysregulated during persistent goblet cell differentiation and highlights both pre-existing and novel therapeutic strategies to combat this pathology...
December 26, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282053/characterization-of-pediatric-cystic-fibrosis-airway-epithelial-cell-cultures-at-the-air-liquid-interface-obtained-by-non-invasive-nasal-cytology-brush-sampling
#14
Aline Schögler, Fabian Blank, Melanie Brügger, Seraina Beyeler, Stefan A Tschanz, Nicolas Regamey, Carmen Casaulta, Thomas Geiser, Marco P Alves
BACKGROUND: In vitro systems of primary cystic fibrosis (CF) airway epithelial cells are an important tool to study molecular and functional features of the native respiratory epithelium. However, undifferentiated CF airway cell cultures grown under submerged conditions do not appropriately represent the physiological situation. A more advanced CF cell culture system based on airway epithelial cells grown at the air-liquid interface (ALI) recapitulates most of the in vivo-like properties but requires the use of invasive sampling methods...
December 28, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249754/-airway-mucus-hypersecretion-as-a-therapeutic-target-of-asthma
#15
Jun Tamaoki
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Arerugī, [Allergy]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247664/fate-of-pegylated-antibody-fragments-following-delivery-to-the-lungs-influence-of-delivery-site-peg-size-and-lung-inflammation
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Harshad P Patil, Danielle Freches, Linda Karmani, Gregg A Duncan, Bernard Ucakar, Jung Soo Suk, Justin Hanes, Bernard Gallez, Rita Vanbever
Pulmonary administration of anti-cytokine antibodies offers a targeted therapy in asthma. However, the rapid elimination of proteins from the lungs limits the efficacy of inhaled medications. PEGylation has been shown to increase the residence time of anti-interleukin (IL)-17A and anti-IL-13 antibody fragments in the lungs and to improve their therapeutic efficacy. Yet, little is known about the factors that affect the residence time of PEGylated antibody fragments in the lungs following pulmonary delivery...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246855/technological-strategies-to-estimate-and-control-diffusive-passage-times-through-the-mucus-barrier-in-mucosal-drug-delivery
#17
Jay M Newby, Ian Seim, Martin Lysy, Yun Ling, Justin Huckaby, Samuel K Lai, M Gregory Forest
In mucosal drug delivery, two design goals are desirable: 1) insure drug passage through the mucosal barrier to the epithelium prior to drug removal from the respective organ via mucus clearance; and 2) design carrier particles to achieve a prescribed arrival time and drug uptake schedule at the epithelium. Both goals are achievable if one can control "one-sided" diffusive passage times of drug carrier particles: from deposition at the mucus interface, through the mucosal barrier, to the epithelium. The passage time distribution must be, with high confidence, shorter than the timescales of mucus clearance to maximize drug uptake...
December 12, 2017: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245072/phloretin-attenuates-mucus-hypersecretion-and-airway-inflammation-induced-by-cigarette-smoke
#18
Hao Wang, Ting Yang, Tao Wang, Nanya Hao, Yongchun Shen, Yanqiu Wu, Zhicheng Yuan, Lei Chen, Fuqiang Wen
BACKGROUNDS: Cigarette smoke (CS)-induced airway mucus hypersecretion and inflammation are the prominent features of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). As an anti-inflammatory flavonoid, phloretin was found to be involved in various inflammatory disorders such as sepsis. In this study, the effects of phloretin on CS-induced airway mucin secretion and inflammation were investigated in vivo and in vitro. METHODS: Phloretin dissolved in 1% DMSO was daily injected intraperitoneally to mice, which were then exposed to CS for four weeks...
December 12, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238574/role-of-guaifenesin-in-the-management-of-chronic-bronchitis-and-upper-respiratory-tract-infections
#19
REVIEW
Helmut H Albrecht, Peter V Dicpinigaitis, Eric P Guenin
Guaifenesin, a mucoactive drug, acts by loosening mucus in the airways and making coughs more productive. It is used for relief of wet cough and chest congestion due to the common cold, and remains the only legally marketed expectorant in the US (per OTC Monograph). An ingredient in numerous over-the-counter (OTC) cough/cold medications, guaifenesin has a secondary indication for use in stable chronic bronchitis (professional indication). Clinical pharmacology and patient studies support the clinical utility of guaifenesin in respiratory conditions where mucus hypersecretion is prevalent: acute upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs), stable chronic bronchitis, and possibly rhinosinusitis...
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237530/-mechanism-of-action-of-bet-bromodomain-inhibitor-jq1-in-treating-airway-remodeling-in-asthmatic-mice
#20
Xiao-Hua Zhu, Qiu-Gen Li, Jun Wang, Guo-Zhu Hu, Zhi-Qiang Liu, Qing-Hua Hu, Gang Wu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the molecular mechanism of action of BET bromodomain inhibitor JQ1 in treating airway remodeling in asthmatic mice. METHODS: A total of 24 mice were randomly divided into control group, ovalbumin (OVA)-induced asthma group (OVA group), and JQ1 intervention group (JQ1+OVA group), with 8 mice in each group. OVA sensitization/challenge was performed to establish a mouse model of asthma. At 1 hour before challenge, the mice in the JQ1+OVA group were given intraperitoneal injection of JQ1 solution (50 μg/g)...
December 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
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