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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088520/palmitic-acid-increases-invasiveness-of-pancreatic-cancer-cells-aspc-1-through-tlr4-ros-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mmp-9-signaling-pathway
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Makena J Binker-Cosen, Daniel Richards, Brenda Oliver, Herbert Y Gaisano, Marcelo G Binker, Laura I Cosen-Binker
Pancreatic cancer (PC) is an aggressive malady with proclivity for early metastasis. Overexpression of toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, the most common type of pancreatic malignancy, correlates to tumor size, lymph node involvement, venous invasion and pathological stage. Lipopolysaccharides (LPS) are natural TLR4 ligands that have been shown to increase the invasive ability of PC cells. However, rapid inactivation of circulating LPS and low systemic absorption of inhaled LPS from the bronchoalveolar compartment make other agonists such as saturated fatty acids more suitable to be considered for TLR4-related cell invasiveness...
January 11, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087913/-cigarette-smoking-in-different-manners-induces-acute-lung-injury-in-rats
#2
Weiqiang Xiao, Guojun Zhou, Chengyun Xu, Jian Xu, Fangfang Huang, Xinbo Lu, Xia Li, Ximei Wu
Objective: To investigate the effects of cigarette smoking in different manners on acute lung injury in rats. Methods: The commercially available cigarettes with tar of 1,5, 11 mg were smoked in Canada depth smoking (health canada method, HCM) manner, and those with tar of 11 mg were also smoked in international standard (ISO) smoking manner. Rats were fixed and exposed to mainstream in a manner of nose-mouth exposure. After 28 days, the bronchoalveolar lavage fluids from left lung were collected for counting and classification of inflammatory cells and determination of pro-inflammatory cytokines IL-1β and TNF-α...
May 25, 2016: Zhejiang da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087613/systemic-and-mucosal-pre-administration-of-recombinant-helicobacter-pylori-neutrophil-activating-protein-prevents-ovalbumin-induced-allergic-asthma-in-mice
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Shuai Zhou, Yanmei Huang, Bingshao Liang, Hui Dong, Shuwen Yao, Yinshuang Chen, Yongqiang Xie, Yan Long, Sitang Gong, Zhenwen Zhou
PURPOSE: Previous epidemiologic studies have demonstrated an inverse association between Helicobacter pylori infection and the frequency of allergic asthma. The neutrophil-activating protein (NAP) of Helicobacter pylori has been identified as a modulator possessing anti-Th2 inflammation activity. Here, we sought to determine whether systemic or mucosal pre-administration of recombinant Helicobacter pylori NAP (rNAP) could prevent ovalbumin-induced allergic asthma in mice. METHODS: Mice were exposed to purified rNAP through intraperitoneal injection or inhalation and then sensitized with ovalbumin...
January 12, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087469/tofacitinib-ameliorates-inflammation-in-a-rat-model-of-airway-neutrophilia-induced-by-inhaled-lps
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Elena Calama, Isabel Ramis, Anna Domènech, Cristina Carreño, Jorge De Alba, Neus Prats, Montserrat Miralpeix
BACKGROUND: and purpose: The Janus Kinase (JAK) family mediates the cytokine receptor-induced signalling pathways involved in inflammatory processes. The activation of the signal transducers and activators of transcription (STATs) by JAK kinases is a key point in these pathways. Four JAK proteins, JAK1, JAK2, JAK3 and tyrosine kinase 2 (Tyk2) associate with the intracellular domains of surface cytokine receptors are phosphorylating STATs and modulating gene expression. The aim of this study was to explore the role of JAK inhibition in an acute model of inhaled lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced airway inflammation in rats through evaluating the effects of tofacitinib, a marketed pan-JAK inhibitor...
January 10, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080292/effect-of-the-endoclear-%C3%A2-device-on-biofilm-in-endotracheal-tubes
#5
James M Bardes, Dana Gray, Alison Wilson
BACKGROUND: Organisms trapped in biofilms cause more than 80% of medical infections. Significant investments are being made to develop methods of removing these biofilms. The endOclear(®) device is reported to remove biofilm from endotracheal tubes (ETTs) and to decrease pneumonia rates and ventilator time. METHODS: This was an observational study performed at a university Level 1 trauma center intensive care unit. A series of 40 ETTs were collected at extubation, with half of the patients having been treated daily with the endOclear(®) device...
January 12, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079847/relationship-between-abnormalities-on-high-resolution-computerized-tomography-pulmonary-function-and-bronchoalveolar-lavage-in-progressive-systemic-sclerosis
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Gulfidan Cakmak, Tuba Selcuk Can, Sule Gundogdu, Canan Akman, Hande Ikitimur, Benan Musellim, Gul Ongen
:  Introduction and aim: Progressive systemic sclerosis (pSS) is a multisystemic connective tissue disease characterized by fibrosis of the skin and internal organs including lung. The mechanisms that leads to progressive lung fibrosis in scleroderma remain obscure. In this study, we aimed to investigate the correlation between HRCT findings and patients' clinical and functional status and the degree of alveolitis based on the BAL resultsMaterials and methods: 65 patients with pSS were evaluated...
December 23, 2016: Sarcoidosis, Vasculitis, and Diffuse Lung Diseases: Official Journal of WASOG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077440/monophosphoryl-lipid-a-enhances-efficacy-of-a-francisella-tularensis-lvs-catanionic-nanoparticle-subunit-vaccine-against-f-tularensis-schu-s4-challenge-by-augmenting-both-humoral-and-cellular-immunity
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Katharina Richard, Barbara J Mann, Aiping Qin, Eileen M Barry, Robert K Ernst, Stefanie N Vogel
Francisella tularensis, a bacterial biothreat agent, has no approved vaccine in the USA. Previously, we showed that incorporating lysates from partially attenuated F. tularensis LVS or fully virulent F. tularensis Schu S4 strains into catanionic surfactant vesicle (V) nanoparticles (LVS-V and Schu S4-V, respectively) protected fully against F. tularensis LVS intraperitoneal (i.p.) challenge in mice. However, we achieved only partial protection against F. tularensis Schu S4 intranasal (i.n.) challenge, even when employing heterologous prime/boost immunization strategies...
January 11, 2017: Clinical and Vaccine Immunology: CVI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069010/nanoparticle-exposure-reactivates-latent-herpesvirus-and-restores-a-signature-of-acute-infection
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Christine Sattler, Franco Moritz, Shanze Chen, Beatrix Steer, David Kutschke, Martin Irmler, Johannes Beckers, Oliver Eickelberg, Philippe Schmitt-Kopplin, Heiko Adler, Tobias Stoeger
BACKGROUND: Inhalation of environmental (nano) particles (NP) as well as persistent herpesvirus-infection are potentially associated with chronic lung disease and as both are omnipresent in human society a coincidence of these two factors is highly likely. We hypothesized that NP-exposure of persistently herpesvirus-infected cells as a second hit might disrupt immune control of viral latency, provoke reactivation of latent virus and eventually lead to an inflammatory response and tissue damage...
January 10, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068646/sclareol-ameliorate-lipopolysaccharide-induced-acute-lung-injury-through-inhibition-of-mapk-and-induction-of-ho-1-signaling
#9
Yung-Hung Hsieh, Jeng-Shyan Deng, Hsin-Pao Pan, Jung-Chun Liao, Shyh-Shyun Huang, Guan-Jhong Huang
Sclareol is a natural fragrance compound that is used widely in the cosmetic and food industries. This study examined the effect of sclareol on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute lung injury (ALI) in mice. Mice were treated with sclareol 1h before an intratracheal (I.T.) LPS challenge to induce an ALI model. The effects on lung tissue and lung injury were evaluated 6h after LPS induction. Pretreatment with sclareol noticeably improved the LPS-induced histological alterations and edema in lung tissue. Sclareol also inhibited the release of pro-inflammatory mediators...
January 6, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067267/polydatin-protects-the-respiratory-system-from-pm2-5-exposure
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Xiao-Dan Yan, Qi-Ming Wang, Cai Tie, Hong-Tao Jin, Yan-Xing Han, Jin-Lan Zhang, Xiao-Ming Yu, Qi Hou, Piao-Piao Zhang, Ai-Ping Wang, Pei-Cheng Zhang, Zhonggao Gao, Jian-Dong Jiang
Atmospheric particle is one of the risk factors for respiratory disease; however, their injury mechanisms are poorly understood, and prevention methods are highly desirable. We constructed artificial PM2.5 (aPM2.5) particles according to the size and composition of actual PM2.5 collected in Beijing. Using these artificial particles, we created an inhalation-injury animal model. These aPM2.5 particles simulate the physical and chemical characteristics of the actual PM2.5, and inhalation of the aPM2.5 in rat results in a time-dependent change in lung suggesting a declined lung function, injury from oxidative stress and inflammation in lung...
January 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066622/the-role-bronchoscopy-in-the-diagnosis-of-airway-disease-in-children
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REVIEW
Tutku Soyer
Bronchoscopy is endoscopic examination of airways that allows both diagnostic and interventional procedures in the evaluation of airway disease in children. It can be performed with either rigid or flexible instruments, depending on the particular needs of patients and skills of bronchoscopist. In addition to visualization of airways, bronchoscopy enables to obtain specimens from lungs and distal airways. Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) yields samples from surfaces of the alveoli and aids differential diagnosis of various pulmonary disease...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066604/shifted-focus-of-bronchoalveolar-lavage-in-patients-with-suspected-thoracic-malignancy-an-analysis-of-224-patients
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Xin Zhang, Yukun Kuang, Yuan Zhang, Kai He, Noah Lechtzin, Mingying Zeng, Rex C Yung, Canmao Xie
BACKGROUND: Bronchoscopies are extensively adopted for diagnosing and staging thoracic malignancies, but studies are missing as how to keep the process streamlined and more efficient. To evaluate current role of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) for cancer and possible infection diagnosis when practicing comprehensive bronchoscopy for patients suspected with thoracic malignancy, and provide foundation for possible practice modification. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed a prospectively kept database of immunocompetent patients undergoing bronchoscopy for suspected non-hematologic malignancies...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066100/oropharyngeal-aspiration-of-bleomycin-an-alternative-experimental-model-of-pulmonary-fibrosis-developed-in-swiss-mice
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Swarna Bale, Manoj Sunkoju, Shiva Shankar Reddy, Veerabhadra Swamy, Chandraiah Godugu
OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) is a progressive and predominantly lethal form of several interstitial lung diseases with limited current therapeutics; it is, therefore, essential to develop a simple, homogeneous, and noninvasive disease model to investigate possible anti-fibrotic approaches. The present study is designed to develop oropharyngeal aspiration (OPA) model of bleomycin (BLM)-induced PF as a simple and alternative to intratracheal (IT) administration of BLM in Swiss mice strain...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065474/a-single-low-dose-of-a-cgmp-recombinant-bcg-vaccine-elicits-protective-t-cell-immunity-against-the-human-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection-and-prevents-lung-pathology-in-mice
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Pablo F Céspedes, Emma Rey-Jurado, Janyra A Espinoza, Claudia A Rivera, Gisela Canedo-Marroquín, Susan M Bueno, Alexis M Kalergis
Human respiratory syncytial virus (hRSV) is a major health burden worldwide, causing the majority of hospitalizations in children under two years old due to bronchiolitis and pneumonia. HRSV causes year-to-year outbreaks of disease, which also affects the elderly and immunocompromised adults. Furthermore, both hRSV morbidity and epidemics are explained by a consistently high rate of re-infections that take place throughout the patient life. Although significant efforts have been invested worldwide, currently there are no licensed vaccines to prevent hRSV infection...
January 5, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065220/effects-of-lianhua-qingwen-on-pulmonary-oxidative-lesions-induced-by-fine-particulates-pm2-5-in-rats
#15
Ping Fen, Li Zhen-Sheng, Zhang Feng-Rui, Li De-Xin, Han Shu-Zhi
Objective To investigate the antagonistic effects of different doses of Lianhua Qingwen on pulmonary injury induced by fine particulates PM2.5 in rats. Methods Fine particulates suspended in the environment were collected. Forty-eight healthy adult wistar rats were randomly divided into 6 groups with 8 rats in each group. Four groups of rats were exposed to PM2.5 by intratracheally dripping suspensions of fine particulates PM2.5 (7.5 mg/kg) as dust-exposed model rats. Among them 24 rats in three groups received Lianhua Qingwen treatment (crude drug) at a dose of 2 g/kg, 4 g/kg, 8 g/kg per day for 3 days before dust exposure and were defined as low-dose, middle-dose and high-dose Lianhua Qingwen treatment groups respectively...
November 20, 2016: Chinese Medical Sciences Journal, Chung-kuo i Hsüeh K'o Hsüeh Tsa Chih
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063154/pharmacological-indices-and-pulmonary-distribution-of-rifampicin-after-repeated-oral-administration-in-healthy-foals
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S Berlin, A Kirschbaum, L Spieckermann, S Oswald, M Keiser, M Grube, M Venner, W Siegmund
BACKGROUND: The treatment of equine lung infections by R. equi with rifampicin is empirically based because pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) indices and pivotal clinical outcome data are not available. OBJECTIVES: Evaluation of pharmacokinetics and pulmonary distribution into epithelial lining fluid (ELF) and bronchoalveolar lavage cells (BALC) to predict antimicrobial activity in the lung using PK/PD-indices. STUDY DESIGN: Controlled, randomised, two-period, crossover, repeated-dose study with an initial arm to measure disposition after intravenous administration...
January 7, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063089/the-natural-course-of-atopic-dermatitis-and-the-association-with-asthma
#17
Min Qiao, Deqi Xiao, Li Qian, Jian'ou Qiao
In this paper, we aimed to explore the potential mechanism underlying atopic dermatitis (AD) and its association with asthma. The BALB/c mice were randomly assigned to three groups, including the vehicle control (VD) group, the AD group, and the treatment (TR) group. The AD mice model was successfully constructed in the AD and TR group. The dermatitis severity scores and skin lesions were significantly increased in AD mice after DNCB application. Airway responsiveness in the AD group was significantly higher than in the TR group...
January 6, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062483/the-sialic-acid-to-urea-ratio-as-a-measure-of-airway-surface-hydration
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Charles R Esther, David B Hill, Brian Button, Shuai Shi, Corey M Jania, Elizabeth A Duncan, Claire M Doerschuk, Gang Chen, Sarath Ranganathan, Stephen Michael Stick, Richard C Boucher
INTRODUCTION: Although airway mucus dehydration is key to pathophysiology of cystic fibrosis (CF) and other airways diseases, measuring mucus hydration is challenging. We explored a robust method to estimate mucus hydration using sialic acid as a marker for mucin content. METHODS: Terminal sialic acid residues from mucins were cleaved by acid hydrolysis from airway samples, and concentrations of sialic acid, urea, and other biomarkers analyzed using mass spectrometry...
January 6, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062482/dysregulated-nox4-ubiquitination-contributes-to-redox-imbalance-and-age-related-severity-of-acute-lung-injury
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Sunmi Palumbo, Yoon-Joo Shin, Kareem Ahmad, Ankit A Desai, Hector Quijada, Mohamed Mohamed, Adam Knox, Saad Sammani, Brett A Colson, Ting Wang, Joe G N Garcia, Louise Hecker
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a devastating critical illness disproportionately affecting the elderly population(higher incidence and mortality). The integrity of the lung endothelial cell (EC) monolayer is critical for preservation of lung function. However, mechanisms mediating EC barrier regulation in aging remain unclear. We assessed the severity of acute lung injury (ALI) in young (2 months) and aged (18 months) mice using a two-hit pre-clinical model. Compared to young cohorts, aged mice exhibited increased ALI severity, with greater vascular permeability characterized by elevated albumin influx, levels of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) cells (neutrophils) and protein...
January 6, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062125/propensity-of-pneumococcal-carriage-serotypes-to-infect-the-lower-airways-of-children-with-chronic-endobronchial-infections
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Kim M Hare, Heidi C Smith-Vaughan, Anne B Chang, Susan Pizzutto, Helen L Petsky, Gabrielle B McCallum, Amanda J Leach
BACKGROUND: Chronic endobronchial infections in children are responsible for a high disease burden. Streptococcus pneumoniae is frequently isolated; however, few publications have described serotypes associated with non-invasive lower airway infection. METHODS: Paired nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluids were collected from children undergoing bronchoscopy for chronic cough. NP swabs were also collected from asymptomatic children in otitis media surveillance studies (controls)...
January 3, 2017: Vaccine
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