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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428802/regulation-of-th2-responses-by-different-cell-types-expressing-the-interleukin-31-receptor
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Saburo Saito, Ayana Aoki, Iwao Arai, Shinya Takaishi, Haruyasu Ito, Nobutake Akiyama, Hiroshi Kiyonari
BACKGROUND: Interleukin-31 (IL-31) is a recently identified cytokine produced by Th2 cells that is involved in the development of atopic dermatitis-induced skin inflammation and pruritus. Its receptor, IL-31RA, is expressed by a number of cell types, including epithelial cells, eosinophils, and activated monocytes and macrophages. To date, however, the regulation of Th2 responses by distinct cell types and tissues expressing IL-31RA has not been well studied. METHODS: In this study, Cry j 2, one of the major allergens of Japanese cedar pollen, was administered to IL-31RA-deficient or wild-type (WT) mice via nasal or intraperitoneal injection for induction of specific Th2 responses...
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424280/the-major-envelope-glycoprotein-of-murid-herpesvirus-4-promotes-sexual-transmission
#2
Caroline Zeippen, Justine Javaux, Xue Xiao, Marina Ledecq, Jan Mast, Frédéric Farnir, Alain Vanderplasschen, Philip Stevenson, Laurent Gillet
Gammaherpesviruses are important human and animal pathogens. Infection control has proved difficult because the key process of transmission is ill-understood. Murid herpesvirus-4 (MuHV-4), a gammaherpesvirus of mice, transmits sexually. We show that this depends on the major virion envelope glycoprotein, gp150. Gp150 is redundant for host entry and, in vitro, it regulates rather than promotes cell binding. We show that gp150-deficient MuHV-4 reaches and replicates normally in the female genital tract after nasal infection, but is poorly released from vaginal epithelial cells and fails to pass from the female to the male genital tract during sexual contact...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412624/effects-of-1-25-dihydroxyvitamin-d3-in-an-ovalbumin-induced-allergic-rhinitis-model
#3
Baiwen Chen, Shenhong Qu, Min Li, Linsong Ye, Shaojie Zhang, Taijie Qin, Hua Fan
IL-17-producing Th17 cells play an important role in allergic airway diseases, but their local expression and regulation in allergic rhinitis (AR) is not well understood. This study investigated the effects of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25-(OH)2D3) on T-bet expression, Th1 cells, Th2 cells, Th17 cells and IL-33-positive epithelial cells in AR. C57BL/6 mice were intranasally sensitized and challenged with ovalbumin (OVA), and 1,25-(OH)2D3 was intraperitoneally injected into AR mice. Cytokine levels were measured with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays, phenotypic analysis of Th1, Th2 and Th17 cells in the spleen was completed with flow cytometry, and the CD4(+)IL-17(+) cells in the Nasopharynx-associated lymphoid tissue (NALT) and IL-33-positive cells in nasal mucosa was evaluated with immunofluorescence microscopy...
April 13, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410547/endocan-overexpression-in-pterygium
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Raşit Kiliç, Ali Kurt, Murat Tad, Sedat Taşdemir
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the possible role of endocan in the pathogenesis of pterygium. METHODS: The study was conducted on 33 patients with primary pterygium and 20 control subjects with normal bulbar conjunctiva. Patients with pterygium were graded into 3 groups as atrophic, fleshy, and intermediate, according to the Tan classification. Primary nasal pterygia and normal bulbar conjunctivas were surgically removed. Endocan expression was immunohistochemically investigated...
March 28, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403130/primary-ectopic-ethmoidal-craniopharyngioma
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Andrea Preti, Apostolos Karligkiotis, Carla Facco, Giorgia Ottini, Luca Volpi, Paolo Castelnuovo
Craniopharyngiomas are benign but aggressive epithelial tumors usually originating in the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland from squamous remnants of an incompletely involuted craniopharingeal duct developing from the Rathke pouch. To the authors' knowledge only 1 patient of a primary isolated ethmoidal craniopharyngioma has been reported in the literature.The authors report the case of a 17-year-old boy with a primary extracranial ethmoidal craniopharyngioma. An endoscopic endonasal approach was employed to resect the tumor...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398769/potential-involvement-of-the-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-ligand-epiregulin-and-matrix-metalloproteinase-1-in-pathogenesis-of-chronic-rhinosinusitis
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Tetsuya Homma, Atsushi Kato, Masafumi Sakashita, Tetsuji Takabayashi, James E Norton, Lydia A Suh, Roderick G Carter, Kathleen E Harris, Anju T Peters, Leslie C Grammer, Jin-Young Min, Stephanie Shintani-Smith, Bruce K Tan, Kevin Welch, David B Conley, Robert C Kern, Robert P Schleimer
RATIONALE: Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a heterogeneous chronic inflammatory disease of the nose and paranasal sinuses that presents without (CRSsNP) or with nasal polyps (CRSwNP). Features of CRSwNP are the frequent presence of type 2 allergic inflammation and high prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus (SA) colonization. As inflammation persists, sinus tissue undergoes epithelial damage and repair along with polyp growth. Since one feature of damaged tissue is enhancement of growth factor signaling, we evaluated the presence of EGFR ligands and MMPs in CRS...
April 11, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397316/proposed-expansion-margins-for-planning-organ-at-risk-volume-for-lenses-during-radiation-therapy-of-the-nasal-cavity-in-dogs-and-cats
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Zaki Jafry, Arnon Gal, Andre Fleck, Johnson Darko, Valerie J Poirier
Radiation therapy protocols for the feline or canine nasal cavity can damage epithelial cells of the posterior pole of the lens and lead to the development of cataracts. Aims of this retrospective, descriptive study were to calculate movements of the lens during radiation therapy of the nasal cavity in a sample of cats and dogs, and to propose species-specific expansion margins for planning organ at risk volume (PRV) to minimize radiation doses to the lens. All included patients were immobilized with an indexed bite block and positioned in a vacuum positioning cushion for head irradiation...
April 11, 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392332/type-2-innate-lymphoid-cells-disrupt-bronchial-epithelial-barrier-integrity-by-targeting-tight-junctions-via-il-13-in-asthma
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Kazunari Sugita, Catherine A Steer, Itziar Martinez-Gonzalez, Can Altunbulakli, Hideaki Morita, Francesc Castro-Giner, Terufumi Kubo, Paulina Wawrzyniak, Beate Rückert, Katsuko Sudo, Susumu Nakae, Kenji Matsumoto, Liam O'Mahony, Mübeccel Akdis, Fumio Takei, Cezmi A Akdis
BACKGROUND: Bronchial epithelial barrier leakiness and type 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) have been separately linked to asthma pathogenesis, however the influence of ILC2s on bronchial epithelial barrier has not been previously investigated. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the role of ILC2s in the regulation of bronchial epithelial tight junctions (TJs) and barrier function both in bronchial epithelial cells of asthmatic and healthy individuals and general ILC- and ILC2-deficient mice...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386380/wheatgrass-extract-inhibits-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1-mediated-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-a549-cells
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Nam Yong Do, Hyun-Jae Shin, Ji-Eun Lee
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is involved in not only cancer development and metastasis but also non-cancerous conditions. Hypoxia is one of the proposed critical factors contributing to formation of chronic rhinosinusitis or nasal polyposis. Wheatgrass (Triticum aestivum) has antioxidant, anti-aging, and anti-inflammatory effects. In this study, we analyzed whether wheatgrass has an inhibitory effect on the EMT process in airway epithelial cells. MATERIALS/METHODS: A549 human lung adenocarcinoma cells were incubated in hypoxic conditions (CO2 5%/O2 1%) for 24 h in the presence of different concentrations of wheatgrass extract (50, 75, 100, and 150 µg/mL) and changes in expression of epithelial or mesenchymal markers were evaluated by immunoblotting and immunofluorescence...
April 2017: Nutrition Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384302/nicotinic-alpha-7-receptor-expression-and-modulation-of-the-lung-epithelial-response-to-lipopolysaccharide
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Lorise C Gahring, Elizabeth J Myers, Diane M Dunn, Robert B Weiss, Scott W Rogers
Nicotine modulates multiple inflammatory responses in the lung through the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor subtype alpha7 (α7). Previously we reported that α7 modulates both the hematopoietic and epithelium responses in the lung to the bacterial inflammogen, lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Here we apply immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry and RNA-Seq analysis of isolated distal lung epithelium to further define α7-expression and function in this tissue. Mouse lines were used that co-express a bicistronic tau-green fluorescent protein (tGFP) as a reporter of α7 (α7G) expression and that harbor an α7 with a specific point mutation (α7E260A:G) that selectively uncouples it from cell calcium-signaling mechanisms...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379223/in-vitro-nasal-mucosa-gland-like-structure-formation-on-a-chip
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Kyuhwan Na, Mingyu Lee, Hyun-Woo Shin, Seok Chung
The emergence of microfluidic epithelial models using diverse types of cells within a physiologically relevant microenvironment has the potential to be a powerful tool for preclinical drug screening and pathophysiological studies. However, to date, few studies have reported the development of a complicated in vitro human nasal epithelial model. The aim of this study was to produce an in vitro human nasal mucosa model for reliable drug screening and clinical applications. Here, we integrated and optimized several culture conditions such as cell type, airway culture conditions, and hydrogel scaffolds into a microfluidic chip to construct an advanced in vitro human nasal mucosa model...
April 5, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376173/shared-gene-expression-alterations-in-nasal-and-bronchial-epithelium-for-lung-cancer-detection
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Background: We previously derived and validated a bronchial epithelial gene expression biomarker to detect lung cancer in current and former smokers. Given that bronchial and nasal epithelial gene expression are similarly altered by cigarette smoke exposure, we sought to determine if cancer-associated gene expression might also be detectable in the more readily accessible nasal epithelium. Methods: Nasal epithelial brushings were prospectively collected from current and former smokers undergoing diagnostic evaluation for pulmonary lesions suspicious for lung cancer in the AEGIS-1 (n = 375) and AEGIS-2 (n = 130) clinical trials and gene expression profiled using microarrays...
July 1, 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371196/cytoarchitecture-of-epithelial-inflammatory-infiltration-indicates-the-aetiology-of-infectious-keratitis
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Adrian Smedowski, Dorota Tarnawska, Michal Orski, Ewa Wroblewska-Czajka, Kai Kaarniranta, Pasquale Aragona, Edward Wylegala
PURPOSE: To analyse cytological features of corneal epithelium in infectious keratitis. METHODS: One hundred and eighteen patients (53 males and 65 females) diagnosed with acute stage of infectious keratitis (45 viral, 40 bacterial, 23 fungal, 10 Acanthamoeba keratitis) were included in study. We performed retrospective analysis of bright and blue-light slit-lamp photographs and in vivo corneal confocal microscopy scans of the corneal epithelium from five corneal regions (superior, inferior, temporal, nasal and central)...
April 3, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344781/patient-specific-three-dimensional-explant-spheroids-derived-from-human-nasal-airway-epithelium-a-simple-methodological-approach-for-ex-vivo-studies-of-primary-ciliary-dyskinesia
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June Kehlet Marthin, Elizabeth Munkebjerg Stevens, Lars Allan Larsen, Søren Tvorup Christensen, Kim Gjerum Nielsen
BACKGROUND: Three-dimensional explant spheroid formation is an ex vivo technique previously used in studies of airway epithelial ion and water transport. Explanted cells and sheets of nasal epithelium form fully differentiated spheroids enclosing a partly fluid-filled lumen with the ciliated apical surface facing the outside and accessible for analysis of ciliary function. METHODS: We performed a two-group comparison study of ciliary beat pattern and ciliary beat frequency in spheroids derived from nasal airway epithelium in patients with primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) and in healthy controls...
2017: Cilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344763/utility-of-human-amniotic-membrane-allograft-in-re-epithelialization-of-the-nasal-tip
#15
D'Antonio C Dennis, Adam R Turnock, Collin Sutton, Bradley Chastant, Wesley B Vanderlan
Variations in skin thickness and contours pose significant challenges to reconstruction of the lower third of the nose. Human amniotic membrane allograft offers a potential alternative to tissue transfer in reconstruction of the lower third of the nose. We reviewed the procedure and photographs of a healthy 56-year-old male with a 22 × 18 mm lower third nasal defect involving full thickness skin and subcutaneous tissue. Following preparation for grafting, dehydrated human amniotic membrane was fashioned to the dimensions of the defect and applied...
October 2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342743/measurement-of-ion-fluxes-across-epithelia
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Miroslaw Zajac, Krzysztof Dolowy
Epithelial tissues line all wet surfaces of vertebrate bodies. Their major function is directional transport of ions and water. Cells forming an epithelial layer are bound together by a tight junction that forms a barrier to ion flux. Ions and water are transported via specialized molecules. The presence of a defect in a single ion channel molecule leads to cystic fibrosis - the most common, fatal, human genetic disease. The paper describes ion transport data obtained by means of different experimental techniques...
March 22, 2017: Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335351/modified-nanoemulsions-with-iron-oxide-for-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#17
Yongyi Fan, Rui Guo, Xiangyang Shi, Steven Allen, Zhengyi Cao, James R Baker, Su He Wang
A nanoemulsion (NE) is a surfactant-based, oil-in-water, nanoscale, high-energy emulsion with a mean droplet diameter of 400-600 nm. When mixed with antigen and applied nasally, a NE acts as a mucosal adjuvant and induces mucosal immune responses. One possible mechanism for the adjuvant effect of this material is that it augments antigen uptake and distribution to lymphoid tissues, where the immune response is generated. Biocompatible iron oxide nanoparticles have been used as a unique imaging approach to study the dynamics of cells or molecular migration...
November 25, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333390/epithelial-crypts-a-complex-and-enigmatic-olfactory-organ-in-african-and-south-american-lungfish-lepidosireniformes-dipnoi
#18
Carolin Wittmer, Christine Nowack
African lungfish (Protopterus) seem unique among osteognathostomes in possessing a potential vomeronasal organ homolog in form of accessory epithelial crypts within their nasal cavity. Many details regarding structural and functional properties of these crypts are still unexplored. In this study, we reinvestigate the issue and also present the first data on epithelial crypts in the South American lungfish Lepidosiren paradoxa. The nasal cavities of L. paradoxa and Protopterus annectens were studied using histology, scanning electron microscopy, and alcian blue and PAS staining...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318118/distinct-expression-of-nk2-homeobox-1-nkx2-1-and-goblet-cell-hyperplasia-in-nasal-polyps-with-different-endotypes
#19
Jintao Du, Luo Ba, Bo Li, Feng Liu, Xianting Hu, Jie Zhang, Yafeng Liu, Junming Xian, Sixi Liu, Huabin Li
BACKGROUND: Decreased expression of airway epithelial-specific transcription factor NK2 homeobox 1 (NKX2-1) was associated with allergic inflammation in asthma patients. However, the expression and role of NKX2-1 in nasal polyps (NPs) with different endotypes were undefined yet. METHODS: We examined the expression of key cytokines (interleukin [IL]-4 IL-5, IL-13, and IL-17A, etc.) and NKX2-1 in NPs with different endotypes and control tissues by immunohistochemistry staining, qualitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR), enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), and Western blot analysis...
March 20, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315439/interaction-of-chitin-chitosan-with-salivary-and-other-epithelial-cells-an-overview
#20
REVIEW
Sharvari Vijaykumar Patil, Lalitha S Y Nanduri
Chitin and its deacetylated form, chitosan, have been widely used for tissue engineering of both epithelial and mesenchymal tissues. Epithelial cells characterised by their sheet-like tight cellular arrangement and polarised nature, constitute a major component in various organs and play a variety of roles including protection, secretion and maintenance of tissue homeostasis. Regeneration of damaged epithelial tissues has been studied using biomaterials such as chitin, chitosan, hyaluronan, gelatin and alginate...
March 14, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
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