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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207789/carbapenem-resistance-and-pathogenicity-of-bovine-acinetobacter-indicus-like-isolates
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Peter Klotz, Stephan Göttig, Ursula Leidner, Torsten Semmler, Sandra Scheufen, Christa Ewers
The objective of this study was to characterize blaOXA-23 harbouring Acinetobacter indicus-like strains from cattle including genomic and phylogenetic analyses, antimicrobial susceptibility testing and evaluation of pathogenicity in vitro and in vivo. Nasal and rectal swabs (n = 45) from cattle in Germany were screened for carbapenem-non-susceptible Acinetobacter spp. Thereby, two carbapenem resistant Acinetobacter spp. from the nasal cavities of two calves could be isolated. MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry and 16S rDNA sequencing identified these isolates as A...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195747/do-aging-factors-influence-the-clinical-presentation-and-management-of-chronic-rhinosinusitis
#2
Axel E Renteria, Leandra Mfuna Endam, Martin Desrosiers
Objective/Hypothesis Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a complex inflammatory disease of the upper respiratory airways resulting from the dysregulation of immunity and epithelial defenses. More recently, the contribution of an altered nasal microbiome to the development of CRS has also been proposed. However, the impact of aging on the development of CRS has been long overlooked. Here we propose, in a hypothesis piece, that aging can influence the physiopathology of CRS and its subsequent management in an elderly population...
February 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193223/malondialdehyde-acetaldehyde-maa-adducted-surfactant-protein-induced-lung-inflammation-is-mediated-through-scavenger-receptor-a-sr-a1
#3
Muna Sapkota, Jane M DeVasure, Kusum K Kharbanda, Todd A Wyatt
BACKGROUND: Co-exposure to cigarette smoke and alcohol leads to the generation of high concentrations of acetaldehyde and malondialdehyde in the lung. These aldehydes being highly electrophilic in nature react with biologically relevant proteins such as surfactant protein D (SPD) through a Schiff base reaction to generate SPD adducted malondialdehyde-acetaldehyde adduct (SPD-MAA) in mouse lung. SPD-MAA results in an increase in lung pro-inflammatory chemokine, keratinocyte chemoattractant (KC), and the recruitment of lung lavage neutrophils...
February 13, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191699/ndrg1-is-important-to-maintain-the-integrity-of-airway-epithelial-barrier-through-claudin-9-expression
#4
Yasuhiro Gon, Shuichiro Maruoka, Hiroyuki Kishi, Yutaka Kozu, Kuroda Kazumichi, Yasuyuki Nomura, Ikuko Takeshita, Takeshi Oshima, Shu Hashimoto
Impairment of epithelial barrier integrity caused by environmental triggers is associated with the pathogenesis of airway inflammation. Using human airway epithelial cells, we attempted to identify molecule(s) that promote airway epithelial barrier integrity. Microarray analyses were conducted using the Affimetrix human whole genome gene chip, and we identified the N-myc downstream-regulated gene 1 (NDRG1) gene, which was induced during the development of the epithelial cell barrier. Immunohistochemical analysis revealed strong NDRG1 expression in ciliated epithelial cells in nasal tissues sampled from patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), and the low expression of NDRG1 was observed in goblet cells or damaged epithelial cells...
February 13, 2017: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183201/effect-of-titanium-dioxide-nanoparticles-tio2-nps-on-the-expression-of-mucin-genes-in-human-airway-epithelial-cells
#5
Gui Ok Kim, Yoon Seok Choi, Chang Hoon Bae, Si-Youn Song, Yong-Dae Kim
OBJECTIVE: Titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2 NPs) are utilized with growing frequency for a wide variety of industrial applications. Recently, acute and chronic exposures to TiO2 NPs have been found to induce inflammatory response in the human respiratory tract. However, the effect and mechanism underlying the induction of major airway mucins by TiO2 NPs have not been elucidated. This study was conducted to characterize the effect of TiO2 NPs, and the mechanism involved, on the expressions of airway mucins in human airway epithelial cells...
January 2017: Inhalation Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178421/lactoferrin-interacts-with-splunc1-to-attenuate-lipopolysaccharide-induced-inflammation-of-human-nasal-epithelial-cells-via-down-regulated-mek1-2-mapk-signaling
#6
Yung-An Tsou, Yu-Tong Tung, Tsu-Fang Wu, Gary Ro-Lin Chang, Han-Chien Chen, Chia-Der Lin, Chih-Ho Lai, Hsiao-Ling Chen, Chuan-Mu Chen
The short palate, lung, and nasal epithelium clone 1 (SPLUNC1) protein is an important innate material in the upper airway, and lactoferrin (LF) aids the innate functions in humans. In this study, an nasal epithelial model was used to investigate how LF modulates SPLUNC1 to reduce the inflammatory process mediated by lipopolysaccharide (LPS). The inflammation of human RPMI-2650 cells was induced by LPS to evaluate SPLUNC1 expression after treating the cells with bovine LF (bLF). The interaction pathway between LF and SPLUNC1 in LPS-induced inflammation was further investigated...
February 8, 2017: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biochimie et Biologie Cellulaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176137/smarca4-deficient-sinonasal-carcinoma
#7
Abbas Agaimy, Wilko Weichert
The term "sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma (SNUC)" has been coined in 1986 for a highly aggressive sinonasal tract epithelial neoplasm showing distinctive morphology, but lacking any specific line of differentiation. Recent developments resulted in a dynamic splitting of new entities traditionally included in the spectrum of SNUC. Sinonasal NUT-midline carcinoma, adamantinoma-like Ewing family tumors and most recently, SMARCB1(INI1)-deficient sinonasal carcinoma are the main entities defined by specific genetic aberrations...
February 7, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168398/olfactory-neuroblastoma-with-divergent-differentiation-an-unusual-histologic-finding-in-a-rare-tumor
#8
Charles Meyer, Erin R S Hamersley, Rodolfo E Manosalva, Kevin Torske, Nicole McIntyre, Allen Mitchell
Olfactory neuroblastoma (ONB) is a rare malignant neoplasm of the sinonasal tract that arises from olfactory epithelium. There have been reports, mainly in tumors treated with chemoradiation or with distant metastases, describing focal histologic changes of divergent cell populations within archetypal ONB. Only three cases have been reported of ONB coexisting with non-neuroendocrine tumors. We describe our experience with a 35-year-old male with a nasal cavity mass extending into the anterior cranial fossa...
February 6, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145824/intranasal-delivery-of-nanoparticle-based-vaccines
#9
Nirmal Marasini, Mariusz Skwarczynski, Istvan Toth
Most pathogens gain access to the human body and initiate systemic infections through mucosal sites. A large number of currently marketed licensed vaccines are parenterally administered; they generate strong systemic immunity but not mucosal immunity. Nasal vaccination is an appealing strategy for the induction of mucosal-specific immunity; however, its development is mostly challenged by several factors, such as inefficient antigen uptake, its rapid mucociliary clearance, size-restricted permeation across epithelial barriers and absence of safe human mucosal adjuvants...
January 2017: Therapeutic Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139053/anti-inflammatory-effects-of-the-petasin-phyto-drug-ze339-are-mediated-by-inhibition-of-the-stat-pathway
#10
Sabrina A Steiert, Ulrich M Zissler, Adam M Chaker, Julia Esser-von-Bieren, Daniela Dittlein, Ferdinand Guerth, Constanze A Jakwerth, Guido Piontek, Catherine Zahner, Juergen Drewe, Claudia Traidl-Hoffmann, Carsten B Schmidt-Weber, Stefanie Gilles
Ze339, an herbal extract from Petasites hybridus leaves is effective in treatment of allergic rhinitis by inhibition of a local production of IL-8 and eicosanoid LTB4 in allergen-challenged patients. However, the mechanism of action and anti-inflammatory potential in virally induced exacerbation of the upper airways is unknown. This study investigates the anti-inflammatory mechanisms of Ze339 on primary human nasal epithelial cells (HNECs) upon viral, bacterial and pro-inflammatory triggers. To investigate the influence of viral and bacterial infections on the airways, HNECs were stimulated with viral mimics, bacterial toll-like-receptor (TLR)-ligands or cytokines, in presence or absence of Ze339...
January 31, 2017: BioFactors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131813/microrna-146a-induction-during-influenza-h3n2-virus-infection-targets-and-regulates-traf6-levels-in-human-nasal-epithelial-cells-hnecs
#11
Yuqin Deng, Yan Yan, Kai Sen Tan, Jing Liu, Vincent T Chow, Ze-Zhang Tao, De-Yun Wang
We have previously shown that human nasal epithelial cells (hNECs) are highly permissive cells for respiratory viruses including influenza A virus (IAV) and respiratory syncytial virus. Recent studies have indicated that microRNAs (miRNAs) are involved in virus-host relationship, and this led us to investigate its essential roles in the in vitro hNECs model derived from multiple donors. By comparing the differential expression of miRNAs upon IAV infection among animal and cell line studies, candidates were selected with focus on the initial immune response...
January 25, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126681/nose-to-brain-delivery-of-bace1-sirna-loaded-in-solid-lipid-nanoparticles-for-alzheimer-s-therapy
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Giovanna Rassu, Elena Soddu, Anna Maria Posadino, Gianfranco Pintus, Bruno Sarmento, Paolo Giunchedi, Elisabetta Gavini
We designed a delivery system to obtain an efficient and optimal nose-to-brain transport of BACE1 siRNA, potentially useful in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. We selected a cell-penetrating peptide, the short peptide derived from rabies virus glycoprotein known as RVG-9R, to increase the transcellular pathway in neuronal cells. The optimal molar ratio between RVG-9R and BACE1 siRNA was elucidated. The complex between the two was then encapsulated. We propose chitosan-coated and uncoated solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) as a nasal delivery system capable of exploiting both olfactory and trigeminal nerve pathways...
January 19, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122135/pd-1-expression-correlates-with-disease-severity-and-il-5-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-with-nasal-polyps
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Inge Kortekaas Krohn, Sonja Bobic, James Dooley, Feng Lan, Nan Zhang, Claus Bachert, Brecht Steelant, Dominique Bullens, Adrian Liston, Jan L Ceuppens, Sven F Seys, Peter W Hellings
BACKGROUND: Programmed cell Death 1 (PD-1) is a negative regulator of T cell responses. Expression of PD-1 and its ligands PD-L1 and PD-L2 in chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) is poorly studied. METHODS: Expression of PD-1, PD-L1, PD-L2, TGF-β, IL-5 and IL-10 mRNA was measured by RT-PCR on tissue homogenates of patients with CRSwNP (n=21) and healthy controls (n=21) and on primary epithelial cells. Disease severity was scored using the Lund-Mackay scores of maxillo-facial CT scans...
January 25, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096183/pneumococcal-neuraminidase-a-nana-promotes-biofilm-formation-and-synergizes-with-influenza-a-virus-in-nasal-colonization-and-middle-ear-infection
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John T Wren, Lance K Blevins, Bing Pang, Ankita Basu Roy, Melissa B Oliver, Jennifer L Reimche, Jessie E Wozniak, Martha A Alexander-Miller, W Edward Swords
Even in the vaccine era, Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) remains a leading cause of otitis media, a significant public health burden, in large because of its high prevalence of nasal colonization in children. The primary pneumococcal neuraminidase NanA, which is a sialidase that catalyzes the cleavage of terminal sialic acids from host glycoconjugates, is involved in both of these processes. Coinfection with influenza A virus, which also expresses a neuraminidase, exacerbates nasal colonization and disease by S...
January 17, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079814/predictive-role-of-corneal-q-value-differences-between-nasal-temporal-and-superior-inferior-quadrants-in-orthokeratology-lens-decentration
#15
Juan Li, Cheng Yang, Wenjuan Xie, Guanrong Zhang, Xue Li, Shujun Wang, Xiaohong Yang, Jin Zeng
BACKGROUND: To investigate the association between pretreatment corneal parameters and orthokeratology lens decentration. METHODS: This retrospective study included a total of 108 eyes in 60 myopia patients, who were divided into a lens-decentration and a control group. Various pretreatment corneal parameters were analyzed by receiver operating characteristic curves (ROC curves), including corneal horizontal and vertical curvatures, diopter, corneal eccentricity (E-value), asphericity (Q-value), diameter, and astigmatism, to establish a reliable predictive model for orthokeratology lens decentration...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071713/sinonasal-delivery-of-resveratrol-via-mucoadhesive-nanostructured-microparticles-in-a-nasal-polyp-mouse-model
#16
Mingyu Lee, Chun Gwon Park, Beom Kang Huh, Se-Na Kim, Seung Ho Lee, Roza Khalmuratova, Jong-Wan Park, Hyun-Woo Shin, Young Bin Choy
Resveratrol (RSV) has been shown to effectively suppress chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps in a mouse model; however, when locally administered to the sinonasal cavity, bolus RSV is limited by low drug bioavailability owing to its low aqueous solubility and relatively rapid clearance from the administration site. To address this limitation, we propose mucoadhesive nanostructured microparticles (PLGA/PEG NM) as a potential carrier for the sinonasal delivery of RSV. In this study, PLGA/PEG NM released RSV in a sustained manner...
January 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068894/strain-differences-in-a-murine-model-of-air-pollutant-induced-nonatopic-asthma-and-rhinitis
#17
Jack R Harkema, Lucas A Hotchkiss, Nicholas A Vetter, Daven N Jackson-Humbles, Ryan P Lewandowski, James G Wagner
Ozone is an irritating gas found in photochemical smog. Epidemiological associations have been made between the onset of asthma and childhood exposures to increasing levels of ambient ozone (i.e., air pollutant-induced nonatopic asthma). Individuals, however, vary in their susceptibility to this outdoor air pollutant, which may be due, in part, to their genetic makeup. The present study was designed to test the hypothesis that there are murine strain-dependent differences in pulmonary and nasal pathologic responses to repeated ozone exposures...
January 2017: Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060951/hiv-infects-bronchial-epithelium-and-suppresses-components-of-the-mucociliary-clearance-apparatus
#18
S Chinnapaiyan, T Parira, R Dutta, M Agudelo, A Morris, M Nair, H J Unwalla
Recurrent lung infections and pneumonia are emerging as significant comorbidities in the HIV-infected population in the era of combination antiretroviral therapy (cART). HIV infection has been reported to suppress nasal mucociliary clearance (MCC). Since the primary components driving nasal MCC and bronchial MCC are identical, it is possible that bronchial MCC is affected as well. Effective MCC requires optimal ciliary beating which depends on the maintenance of the airway surface liquid (ASL), a function of cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) activity and the integrity of the signaling mechanism that regulates ciliary beating and fluid secretion...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059551/wnt-signaling-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-with-nasal-polyps
#19
Robert Böscke, Eszter K Vladar, Michael Könnecke, Birgit Hüsing, Robert Linke, Ralph Pries, Norbert Reiling, Jeffrey D Axelrod, Jayakar V Nayak, Barbara Wollenberg
The signaling pathways that sustain the disease process of chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) remain poorly understood. We sought to determine the expression levels of Wnt signaling genes in CRSwNP, and to study the role of the Wnt pathway in inflammation and epithelial remodeling in the nasal mucosa. Microarrays and RT-qPCR comparing gene expression in matched nasal polyps (NP) and inferior turbinates (IT) revealed that WNT2B, WNT3A, WNT4, WNT7A, WNT7B and FZD2 were upregulated, and FZD1, LRP5, LRP6 and WIF1 downregulated in NPs...
January 6, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054753/t-helper-2-cytokine-induced-heat-shock-protein-70-secretion-and-its-potential-association-with-allergic-rhinitis
#20
Hyun Jin Min, Kyung Soo Kim, Joo-Heon Yoon, Chang-Hoon Kim, Hyung-Ju Cho
BACKGROUND: Various inflammatory mediators have been found to be involved in the pathogenesis of allergic disease (AR). The role of heat shock proteins in AR has not been studied. The aim of this study was to investigate the levels of heat shock protein 70 (Hsp70) in the nasal lavage fluids of AR patients and controls to elucidate the role of Hsp70 in the pathogenesis of AR. METHODS: Using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, the levels of Hsp70, Hsp90, interleukin (IL)-4, IL-13, and IL-8 in nasal lavage fluid from patients were measured and statistically analyzed...
January 5, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
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