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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548623/pneumocystis-carinii-infection-with-severe-pneumomediastinum-and-lymph-node-involvement-in-a-whippet-mixed-breed-dog
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Christiane Weissenbacher-Lang, Andrea Fuchs-Baumgartinger, Andrea Klang, Sibylle Kneissl, Armin Pirker, Sarina Shibly, Stephanie von Ritgen, Herbert Weissenböck, Frank Künzel
A 3.5-y-old Whippet mixed-breed dog was presented with a history of respiratory distress, exercise intolerance, and generalized demodicosis. Hematologic alterations included marked leukocytosis and neutrophilia. Radiographic examination showed a diffuse interstitial and mild peripheral alveolar lung pattern and pneumomediastinum. Because the cytologic examination of the bronchoalveolar aspirate was not diagnostic and a persistent perforation of the upper respiratory tract could not be ruled out, the dog was submitted to thoracoscopy, and subsequently the left cranial lung lobe as well as mediastinal and sternal lymph nodes were resected...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543283/targeting-pp2a-and-proteasome-activity-ameliorates-features-of-allergic-airway-disease-in-mice
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Prema M Nair, Malcolm R Starkey, Tatt Jhong Haw, Gang Liu, Jay C Horvat, Jonathan C Morris, Nikki M Verrills, Andrew R Clark, Alaina J Ammit, Philip M Hansbro
BACKGROUND: Asthma is an allergic airway disease (AAD) caused by aberrant immune responses to allergens. Protein phosphatase-2A (PP2A) is an abundant serine/threonine phosphatase with anti-inflammatory activity. The ubiquitin proteasome system (UPS) controls many cellular processes, including the initiation of inflammatory responses by protein degradation. We assessed if enhancing PP2A activity with Fingolimod (FTY720) or 2-amino-4-(4-(heptyloxy) phenyl)-2-methylbutan-1-ol (AAL(S) ), or inhibiting proteasome activity with Bortezomib (BORT) could suppress experimental AAD...
May 24, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542132/inhibition-of-sdf-1-receptors-cxcr4-and-cxcr7-attenuates-acute-pulmonary-inflammation-via-the-adenosine-a2b-receptor-on-blood-cells
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Franziska Magdalena Konrad, Nadine Meichssner, Annette Bury, Kristian-Christos Ngamsri, Jörg Reutershan
Acute pulmonary inflammation is characterized by migration of polymorphonuclear neutrophils into the different compartments of the lung. Recent studies showed evidence that the chemokine stromal cell-derived factor (SDF)-1 and its receptors CXCR4 and CXCR7 influence migration of immune cells and their activity was linked to adenosine concentrations. We investigated the particular role of CXCR4- and CXCR7-inhibition and the potential link to the adenosine A2B-receptor, which plays an important anti-inflammatory role in the lung...
May 25, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540501/morphometric-characterization-of-rat-and-human-alveolar-macrophage-cell-models-and-their-response-to-amiodarone-using-high-content-image-analysis
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Ewelina Hoffman, Aateka Patel, Doug Ball, Jan Klapwijk, Val Millar, Abhinav Kumar, Abigail Martin, Rhamiya Mahendran, Lea Ann Dailey, Ben Forbes, Victoria Hutter
PURPOSE: Progress to the clinic may be delayed or prevented when vacuolated or "foamy" alveolar macrophages are observed during non-clinical inhalation toxicology assessment. The first step in developing methods to study this response in vitro is to characterize macrophage cell lines and their response to drug exposures. METHODS: Human (U937) and rat (NR8383) cell lines and primary rat alveolar macrophages obtained by bronchoalveolar lavage were characterized using high content fluorescence imaging analysis quantification of cell viability, morphometry, and phospholipid and neutral lipid accumulation...
May 24, 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538234/overview-of-lung-development-in-the-newborn-human
#5
David Warburton
In human neonates rapid adaptation from an aqueous intrauterine environment to permanent air breathing is the rate-limiting step for extrauterine life, failure of which justifies the existence of neonatal intensive care units. The lung develops at about 4-6 weeks' gestation in humans as a ventral outpouching of the primitive foregut into the surrounding ventral mesenchyme, termed the laryngotracheal groove. At its posterior end lie progenitor cells that form a pair of bronchial tubes, from which arise all the distal epithelial structures of the lung...
2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535788/endexpiratory-lung-volume-measurement-correlates-with-the-ventilation-perfusion-mismatch-in-lung-injured-pigs
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Jens Kamuf, Andreas Garcia-Bardon, Bastian Duenges, Tanghua Liu, Antje Jahn-Eimermacher, Florian Heid, Matthias David, Erik K Hartmann
BACKGROUND: In acute respiratory respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) a sustained mismatch of alveolar ventilation and perfusion (VA/Q) impairs the pulmonary gas exchange. Measurement of endexpiratory lung volume (EELV) by multiple breath-nitrogen washout/washin is a non-invasive, bedside technology to assess pulmonary function in mechanically ventilated patients. The present study examines the association between EELV changes and VA/Q distribution and the possibility to predict VA/Q normalization by means of EELV in a porcine model...
May 23, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535510/heat-shock-protein-a12b-protects-vascular-endothelial-cells-against-sepsis-induced-acute-lung-injury-in-mice
#7
Yi Chen, Lei Wang, Qiuxiang Kang, Xu Zhang, Guifang Yu, Xiaojian Wan, Jiafeng Wang, Keming Zhu
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary endothelial injury is a critical process in the pathogenesis of acute lung injury (ALI) during sepsis. Heat shock protein A12B (HSPA12B) is mainly expressed in endothelial cells and protects against several harmful factors. However, the effects of HSPA12B in sepsis-induced ALI and its potential mechanisms of action remain unclear. METHODS: For in vivo experiments, C57BL/6 mice were randomly divided into four groups (n=15): a sham operation group, a cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) group, a HSPA12B siRNA-CLP group and a negative control (NC) siRNA-CLP group...
May 25, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534218/flexible-bronchoscopy-in-non-resolving-pneumonia
#8
Javeed Iqbal Bhat, Wasim Ahmad Wani, Qazi Iqbal Ahmad, Bashir Ahmad Charoo, Syed Wajid Ali, Ambreen Ali Ahangar, Muzafar Ahmad
OBJECTIVE: To study the utility of diagnostic flexible bronchoscopy and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) in children with non-resolving pneumonia. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study conducted in a tertiary care hospital from July 2015 through June 2016. Fifty-two consecutive children of both genders from 1 mo to 14 y of age with a diagnosis of non-resolving pneumonia were included. Flexible bronchoscopy was done in all patients with or without bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL)...
May 23, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534140/protective-effects-of-neural-crest-derived-stem-cell-conditioned-media-against-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-lung-injury-in-rats
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Chung-Kan Peng, Shu-Yu Wu, Shih-En Tang, Min-Hui Li, Shih-Shiuan Lin, Shi-Jye Chu, Kun-Lun Huang
Current treatments for ischemia-reperfusion (IR)-induced acute lung injury are limited. Mesenchymal stem cell-conditioned medium (CM) has been reported to attenuate lung injury. Neural crest stem cells (NCSCs), a type of multipotent stem cells, are more easily obtained than mesenchymal stem cells. We hypothesize that NCSC-CM has anti-inflammatory properties that could protect against IR-induced lung injury in rats. In this study, NCSC-CM was derived from rat NCSCs. Typical acute lung injury was induced by 30-min ischemia followed by 90-min reperfusion in adult male Sprague-Dawley rats...
May 23, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533327/serum-amyloid-a-an-ozone-induced-circulating-factor-with-potentially-important-functions-in-the-lung-brain-axis
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Michelle A Erickson, Joseph Jude, Hengjiang Zhao, Elizabeth M Rhea, Therese S Salameh, William Jester, Shelley Pu, Jenna Harrowitz, Ngan Nguyen, William A Banks, Reynold A Panettieri, Kelly L Jordan-Sciutto
Accumulating evidence suggests that O3 exposure may contribute to CNS dysfunction. Here, we posit that inflammatory and acute-phase proteins in the circulation increase after O3 exposure and systemically convey signals of O3 exposure to the CNS. To model acute O3 exposure, female Balb/c mice were exposed to 3 ppm O3 or forced air for 2 h and were studied after 6 or 24 h. Of 23 cytokines and chemokines, only KC/CXCL1 was increased in blood 6 h after O3 exposure. The acute-phase protein serum amyloid A (A-SAA) was significantly increased by 24 h, whereas C-reactive protein was unchanged...
May 22, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531919/bupleurum-chinense-extract-ameliorates-an-ova-induced-murine-allergic-asthma-through-the-reduction-of-the-th2-and-th17-cytokines-production-by-inactivation-of-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
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Thi Tho Bui, Chun Hua Piao, Chang Ho Song, Hee Soon Shin, Ok Hee Chai
Bupleurum chinense belongs to the Bupleurum spp. family that has been used in traditional herbal medicine for over thousand years. It has been reported to have anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, hepato-protective, antipyretic, analgesic, anti-fibrotic and immunomodulatory effect. However, the effect of B. Chinense on allergic asthma remains unclear. This study investigated the immunomodulatory effects of B. Chinense extracts (BCE) on airway inflammation in asthmatic mice model. In the ovalbumin (OVA)-induced allergic asthma model, we evaluated the number of total cells, differential inflammatory cells and the production of proinflammatory cytokines in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) and lung homogenate as well as histological structure...
May 16, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529765/signals-of-vagal-circuits-engaging-with-akt1-in-%C3%AE-7-nachr-cd11b-cells-lessen-e-coli-and-lps-induced-acute-inflammatory-injury
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Caiqi Zhao, Xi Yang, Emily M Su, Yuanyuan Huang, Ling Li, Michael A Matthay, Xiao Su
Vagal circuits-α7 nAChR (α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor, coded by Chrna7) signaling utilizes spleen as a hub to dampen systemic inflammatory responses. Vagal innervations also extend to the distal airways and alveoli. Vagotomy and deficiency of α7 nAChR deteriorate E. coli and lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute lung inflammatory responses; however, the underlying mechanisms remain elusive. Here, we hypothesized that vagal circuits would limit splenic release and lung recruitment of α7 nAChR(+)CD11b(+) cells (CD11b is coded by Itgam, a surface marker of monocytes and neutrophils) via phosphorylation of AKT1 and that this process would define the severity of lung injury...
2017: Cell Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526374/impact-of-high-dose-vitamin-d3-on-plasma-free-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-concentrations-and-antimicrobial-peptides-in-critically-ill-mechanically-ventilated-adults
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Jenny E Han, Jessica A Alvarez, Jennifer L Jones, Vin Tangpricha, Mona A Brown, Li Hao, Lou Ann S Brown, Greg S Martin, Thomas R Ziegler
OBJECTIVES: High-dose vitamin D3 increases plasma total 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] in critically ill, ventilated patients; however, to our knowledge, the effect on plasma levels of free (nonprotein-bound) 25(OH)D has not been investigated in critical illness. Moreover, the relationship of free 25(OH)D and the regulation of endogenous antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) remains unknown. The aims of this study were to determine in critically ill adults with respiratory failure the effect of previous high-dose regimens of vitamin D3 on free 25(OH)D concentrations, the relationship of free 25(OH)D with circulating cathelicidin (LL-37) and human beta-defensin-2 (hBD-2), and the associations between plasma levels of free 25(OH)D and these AMPs to alveolar macrophage phagocytosis function...
June 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524038/-intervention-effect-of-qingzao-runfei-huazhuo-xingxue-decoction-on-pm2-5-induced-pulmonary-injury-in-mice
#14
Jinbo Zhang, Lei Zhang, Yanxia Chen, Xinlu Wang, Aihua Hou, Lingling Dai
OBJECTIVE: To study the effects of Qingzao Runfei Huazhuo Xingxue decoction (QRHXD) on inflammatory reaction and histopathology in mice with PM2.5-induced pulmonary injury, and to approach the possible mechanism of prevention and treatment of traditional Chinese medicine on lung injury induced by haze. METHODS: Fifty healthy male C57BL/6 mice were randomly divided into five groups (n = 10): namely control, PM2.5, PM2.5 + low-, moderate-, and high-dose groups. The PM2...
May 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522567/myeloid-epithelial-crosstalk-coordinates-synthesis-of-the-tissue-protective-cytokine-leukemia-inhibitory-factor-during-pneumonia
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Katrina E Traber, Elise M Symer, Eri Allen, Yuri Kim, Kristie L Hilliard, Gregory A Wasserman, Colin L Stewart, Matthew R Jones, Joseph P Mizgerd, Lee Joseph Quinton
In bacterial pneumonia, lung damage resulting from epithelial cell injury is a major contributor to the severity of disease, and in some cases, can lead to long-term sequelae, especially in the setting of severe lung injury or ARDS. Leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF), a member of the IL-6 cytokine family, is a critical determinant of lung tissue protection during pneumonia, but the cellular sources of LIF and the signaling pathways leading to its production in the infected lung are not known. Here, we demonstrate that lung epithelium, specifically alveolar type II cells, is the predominant site of LIF transcript induction in pneumonic mouse lungs...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522566/nedd8-modification-of-cullin-5-regulates-lipopolysaccharide-induced-acute-lung-injury
#16
Ziyan Zhu, Lei Sun, Rui Hao, Hongchao Jiang, Feng Qian, Richard D Ye
Lung infections are major causes of acute lung injury (ALI), with limited effective treatment available. Tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 6 (TRAF6) is an essential adaptor regulating Toll-like receptors (TLRs). We recently identified Cullin-5 (Cul-5) as a prominent component in the regulation of TRAF6 polyubiquitination, but its physiological significance in acute lung injury has not been explored. In this study, we investigated the potential role of Cul-5 in regulating ALI using mice receiving intratracheal instillation of LPS...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521514/baicalein-attenuates-lung-injury-induced-by-myocardial-ischemia-and-reperfusion
#17
Chang-Chi Lai, Po-Hsun Huang, An-Han Yang, Shu-Chiung Chiang, Chia-Yu Tang, Kuo-Wei Tseng, Cheng-Hsiung Huang
Baicalein is an active component of Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi, which has traditionally been used to treat cardiovascular diseases in China. In this study, we investigated if treatment with baicalein can attenuate the lung injury induced by myocardial ischemia and reperfusion (I/R). Myocardial I/R, induced by a 40-min occlusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery and a 3-h reperfusion, significantly increased histological damage and the wet-to-dry weight ratio of lungs in rats. The terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-mediated dUTP nick-end labeling (TUNEL)-positive nuclei and caspase-3 activation was significantly increased in the lungs...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518083/bronchoalveolar-lavage-of-murine-lungs-to-analyze-inflammatory-cell-infiltration
#18
Lien Van Hoecke, Emma Richelle Job, Xavier Saelens, Kenny Roose
Bronchoalveolar Lavage (BAL) is an experimental procedure that is used to examine the cellular and acellular content of the lung lumen ex vivo to gain insight into an ongoing disease state. Here, a simple and efficient method is described to perform BAL on murine lungs without the need of special tools or equipment. BAL fluid is isolated by inserting a catheter in the trachea of terminally anesthetized mice, through which a saline solution is instilled into the bronchioles. The instilled fluid is gently retracted to maximize BAL fluid retrieval and to minimize shearing forces...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516728/increased-heterogeneity-of-airway-calibre-in-adult-rats-after-hypoxia-induced-intrauterine-growth-restriction
#19
Kimberley C W Wang, Jude S Morton, Sandra T Davidge, Alexander N Larcombe, Alan L James, Graham M Donovan, Peter B Noble
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is associated with asthma development. We hypothesized that IUGR disrupts airway development leading to postnatal structural abnormalities of the airway that predispose to disease. This study therefore examined structural changes to the airway and lung in a rat model of maternal hypoxia-induced IUGR. METHODS: Pregnant rats were housed under hypoxic conditions (11.5% O2 ) from gestational days (GDs) 13 to 20 (pseudoglandular-canalicular stages, i...
May 17, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515602/respiratory-multiplex-polymerase-chain-reaction-an-important-diagnostic-tool-in-immunocompromised-patients
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Amarjeet Kaur, Navin Kumar, Sharmila Sengupta, Yatin Mehta
BACKGROUND: Viruses and atypical pathogens can cause significant respiratory illness in immunocompromised patients. Multiplex polymerase chain reaction (MPCR) has improved the diagnostic yield of pathogens, and it is easier to identify the co-infections also. The present study was done to evaluate the performance of MPCR on bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) samples in immunocompromised patients. METHODS: Atotal of 177 BAL specimens collected over a 19 months period from immunocompromised patients with respiratory illness were analyzed with the MPCR and aerobic culture...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
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