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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
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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
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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
#4
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
#5
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
#6
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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049186/diesel-exhaust-particles-enhance-muc4-expression-in-nci-h292-cells-and-nasal-epithelial-cells-via-the-p38-creb-pathway
#8
Il-Ho Park, Ju-Hyung Kang, Jin Ah Kim, Jae-Min Shin, Heung-Man Lee
BACKGROUND: Diesel exhaust particles (DEPs), the major contributors to air pollution, induce inflammatory responses in the nasal epithelium. Overproduction of airway mucins is an important pathogenic finding in inflammatory airway diseases. OBJECTIVE: The aims of the present study were to determine the effect of DEPs on the expression of the mucin gene MUC4 and to investigate the underlying mechanism of DEP-induced MUC4 expression in NCI-H292 cells and primary nasal epithelial cells (PNECs)...
2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044299/mucosal-malignant-melanoma-of-nasal-cavity-recurring-a-year-after-radiotherapy
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Cem Çomunoğlu, Gamze Mocan Kuzey, Mete Inançli, Füsun Baba, Hanife Özkayalar
OBJECTIVE: Sinonasal mucosal malignant melanoma is a rare entity. In this report we present a nasal mucosal malignant melanoma case with its histopathological and clinical features. CASE REPORT: An 88-year-old female patient presented with epistaxis a month ago. Examination revealed a polypoid mass lesion of right nasal cavity originating from the middle concha. Her medical history revealed that she had been found to have a mass lesion in the right nasal cavity 15 months ago...
2017: Türk Patoloji Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040470/establishment-and-characterization-of-an-in-vitro-human-small-airway-model-smallair%C3%A2
#10
Song Huang, Bernadett Boda, Jimmy Vernaz, Emilie Ferreira, Ludovic Wiszniewski, Samuel Constant
We report here the establishment and characterization of an in vitro human small airway model (SmallAir™). The epithelial cells were isolated from the distal lungs by enzymatic digestion. After amplification, the cells were seeded on the microporous membrane of Transwell inserts. Once confluent, the cultures were switched to air-liquid interface. After 3 weeks of culture, the epithelium became fully differentiated, with morphology of columnar epithelium, and a thickness of 10-15 μm. Most significantly, CC-10, a specific marker of Club cells, was highly expressed in SmallAir™...
December 28, 2016: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011618/novel-applications-for-a-non-invasive-sampling-method-of-the-nasal-mucosa
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Meghan E Rebuli, Adam M Speen, Phillip W Clapp, Ilona Jaspers
Reliable methods for sampling the nasal mucosa provide clinical researchers with key information regarding respiratory biomarkers of exposure and disease. For quick and non-invasive sampling of the nasal mucosa, nasal lavage (NL) collection has been widely used as a clinical tool, however, limitations including volume variability, sample dilution, and storage prevent NL collection from being used in non-laboratory settings and in the analysis of low abundance biomarkers. In this study, we optimize and validate a novel methodology using absorbent Leukosorb® paper cut to fit the nasal passage in order to extract epithelial lining fluid (ELF) from the nasal mucosa...
December 23, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006108/preliminary-assessment-of-safety-pharmacokinetics-and-dose-finding-for-digitoxin-for-airway-inflammation-in-cystic-fibrosis
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Pamela L Zeitlin, Marie Diener-West, Karen A Callahan, Seakwoo Lee, C Conover Talbot, Bette Pollard, Michael P Boyle, Noah Lechtzin
RATIONALE: Cystic Fibrosis (CF) lung disease progresses by a combination of airways inflammation, bacterial colonization, and infection. Airways inflammation is predominantly neutrophilic and complicates airway clearance therapies through cellular debris, excessive DNA, excessive and viscous mucous, and high concentrations of neutrophils, Il-8 and related cytokines liberated along the NFkB signaling pathway. OBJECTIVE: We conducted a single site, randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled, preliminary study in which we evaluated the effects of 28 days of two dose levels (0...
December 22, 2016: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996052/distinct-roles-of-short-and-long-thymic-stromal-lymphopoietin-isoforms-in-house-dust-mite-induced-asthmatic-airway-epithelial-barrier-disruption
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Hangming Dong, Yahui Hu, Laiyu Liu, Mengchen Zou, Chaowen Huang, Lishan Luo, Changhui Yu, Xuan Wan, Haijin Zhao, JiaLong Chen, Zhefan Xie, Yanqing Le, Fei Zou, Shaoxi Cai
Loss of airway epithelial integrity contributes significantly to asthma pathogenesis. Thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) may have dual immunoregulatory roles. In inflammatory disorders of the bowel, the long isoform of TSLP (lfTSLP) promotes inflammation while the short isoform (sfTSLP) inhibits inflammation. We hypothesize that lfTSLP contributes to house dust mite (HDM)-induced airway epithelial barrier dysfunction and that synthetic sfTSLP can prevent these effects. In vitro, airway epithelial barrier function was assessed by monitoring transepithelial electrical resistance, fluorescent-dextran permeability, and distribution of E-cadherin and β-catenin...
December 20, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993536/neutrophils-are-a-major-source-of-the-epithelial-barrier-disrupting-cytokine-oncostatin-m-in-patients-with-mucosal-airways-disease
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Kathryn L Pothoven, James E Norton, Lydia A Suh, Roderick G Carter, Kathleen E Harris, Assel Biyasheva, Kevin Welch, Stephanie Shintani-Smith, David B Conley, Mark C Liu, Atsushi Kato, Pedro C Avila, Qutayba Hamid, Leslie C Grammer, Anju T Peters, Robert C Kern, Bruce K Tan, Robert P Schleimer
BACKGROUND: We have previously shown that oncostatin M (OSM) levels are increased in nasal polyps (NPs) of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), as well as in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid, after segmental allergen challenge in allergic asthmatic patients. We also showed in vitro that physiologic levels of OSM impair barrier function in differentiated airway epithelium. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine which hematopoietic or resident cell type or types were the source of the OSM expressed in patients with mucosal airways disease...
December 18, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984186/immunolocalization-of-glutaryl-coa-dehydrogenase-gcdh-in-adult-and-embryonic-rat-brain-and-peripheral-tissues
#15
Olivier Braissant, Paris Jafari, Noémie Remacle, Hong-Phuc Cudré-Cung, Sonia Do Vale Pereira, Diana Ballhausen
Glutaryl-CoA dehydrogenase (GCDH) is a mitochondrial enzyme that is involved in the degradation of tryptophan, lysine and hydroxylysine. Deficient enzyme activity leads to glutaric aciduria type-I (GA-I). This neurometabolic disease usually manifests with acute encephalopathic crises and striatal neuronal death in early childhood leading to an irreversible dystonic-dyskinetic movement disorder. Fronto-temporal atrophy and white matter changes are already present in the pre-symptomatic period. No detailed information on GCDH expression during embryonic development and in adulthood was available so far...
October 27, 2016: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979773/zinc-gluconate-toxicity-in-wild-type-vs-mt1-2-deficient-mice
#16
Heidi Hsieh, Michael C Horwath, Mary Beth Genter
Previous studies have suggested that oral zinc supplementation can help reduce the duration of the common cold; however, the use of intranasal (IN) zinc is strongly associated with anosmia, or the loss of the sense of smell, in humans. Prior studies from this lab showed that upregulation of metallothioneins (MT) is a rapid and robust response to zinc gluconate (ZG). Therefore, we assessed the role of MT in the recovery of nasal epithelial damage resulting from IN zinc administration. The main studies in this investigation used a high dose of ZG (170mM) to ensure ablation of the olfactory mucosa, so that the progression of histological and functional recovery could be assessed...
December 12, 2016: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979430/classical-complement-pathway-activation-in-the-nasal-tissue-of-patients-with-chronic-rhinosinusitis
#17
Griet A Van Roey, Christopher C Vanison, Jeffanie Wu, Julia H Huang, Lydia A Suh, Roderick G Carter, James E Norton, Stephanie Shintani-Smith, David B Conley, Kevin C Welch, Anju T Peters, Leslie C Grammer, Kathleen E Harris, Kathryn E Hulse, Atsushi Kato, Whitney W Stevens, Robert C Kern, Robert P Schleimer, Bruce K Tan
BACKGROUND: Complement plays a major role in inflammatory diseases but its involvement and mechanisms of activation in chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) are not known. OBJECTIVES: Following earlier studies discovering autoantibodies in CRS, we sought to investigate the nature, extent, and location of complement activation in nasal tissue of patients with CRS. Specifically, we were interested in whether antibody-mediated activation via the classical pathway was a major mechanism for complement activation in CRS...
December 12, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957326/increased-rhinovirus-replication-in-nasal-mucosa-cells-in-allergic-subjects-is-associated-with-increased-icam-1-levels-and-endosomal-acidification-and-is-inhibited-by-l-carbocisteine
#18
Mutsuo Yamaya, Kazuhiro Nomura, Kazuya Arakawa, Hidekazu Nishimura, Nadine Lusamba Kalonji, Hiroshi Kubo, Ryoichi Nagatomi, Tetsuaki Kawase
Increased viral replication and cytokine production may be associated with the pathogenesis of asthma attacks in rhinovirus (RV) infections. However, the association between increased RV replication and enhanced expression of intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1), a receptor for a major RV group, in airway epithelial cells has remained unclear. Furthermore, the inhibitory effects of mucolytics, which have clinical benefits in asthmatic subjects, are uncertain. Human nasal epithelial (HNE) cells were infected with type 14 rhinovirus (RV14), a major RV group...
June 2016: Immunity, Inflammation and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943232/distinct-presence-of-the-tight-junction-protein-claudin-3-in-olfactory-bulb-and-fila-olfactoria-of-the-mouse
#19
Elisabeth Eppler, Magdalena Müller-Gerbl, I Piotr Maly
The tight junction protein claudin-3 is overexpressed in diverse epithelial tumours and is associated with increased survival, progression and motility of tumour cells. Claudin-3 expression profiles are being increasingly used for diagnostic and prognostic tumour classification. Claudin-3 has been identified as a receptor for Clostridium perfringens enterotoxin, which is under consideration for selective lysis of claudin-3-expressing tumours, particularly brain metastases, and other translational medicine uses...
December 12, 2016: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941272/development-of-a-novel-and-rapid-fully-automated-genetic-testing-system
#20
Masayuki Uehara
We have developed a rapid genetic testing system integrating nucleic acid extraction, purification, amplification, and detection in a single cartridge. The system performs real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) after nucleic acid purification in a fully automated manner. RNase P, a housekeeping gene, was purified from human nasal epithelial cells using silica-coated magnetic beads and subjected to real-time PCR using a novel droplet-real-time-PCR machine. The process was completed within 13 min. This system will be widely applicable for research and diagnostic uses...
2016: Analytical Sciences: the International Journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
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