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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785773/molecular-tension-probes-to-investigate-the-mechanopharmacology-of-single-cells-a-step-toward-personalized-mechanomedicine
#1
Kornelia Galior, Victor Pui-Yan Ma, Yang Liu, Hanquan Su, Nusaiba Baker, Reynold A Panettieri, Cherry Wongtrakool, Khalid Salaita
Given that dysregulation of mechanics contributes to diseases ranging from cancer metastasis to lung disease, it is important to develop methods for screening the efficacy of drugs that target cellular forces. Here, nanoparticle-based tension sensors are used to quantify the mechanical response of individual cells upon drug treatment. As a proof-of-concept, the activity of bronchodilators is tested on human airway smooth muscle cells derived from seven donors, four of which are asthmatic. It is revealed that airway smooth muscle cells isolated from asthmatic donors exhibit greater traction forces compared to the control donors...
May 22, 2018: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785280/long-duration-of-immunity-against-a-type-1-heterologous-prrs-virus-challenge-in-pigs-immunised-with-a-novel-prrs-mlv-vaccine-a-randomised-controlled-study
#2
Jeremy Kroll, Mike Piontkowski, Poul H Rathkjen, Francois-Xavier Orveillon, Christian Kraft, Oliver G Duran
Background: Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) is widespread in commercial pig farms worldwide, and has a significant cost to the swine industry. Herd owners need a vaccine that will confer long-lasting immunity to prevent PRRSV infection and transmission. The studies described here evaluated duration of immunity conferred by a European-derived PRRS (isolate 94,881) modified live virus (MLV) vaccine, Ingelvac PRRSFLEX® EU, at 20, 24, and 26 weeks post-vaccination...
2018: Porcine Health Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784885/-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-regulated-intramembrane-proteolysis-rip-protease-mucp-can-overcome-mutations-in-the-algo-periplasmic-protease-to-restore-alginate-production-in-nonmucoid-revertants
#3
Camila Delgado, Laura Florez, Ivonne Lollett, Christine Lopez, Shiva Kangeyan, Hansi Kumari, Marios Stylianou, Robert J Smiddy, Lisa Schneper, Robert T Sautter, George Szatmari, Kalai Mathee
The progression of cystic fibrosis (CF) from an acute to a chronic disease is often associated with the conversion of the opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa from a nonmucoid form to a mucoid form in the lung. This conversion involves the overproduction of the exopolysaccharide alginate, whose production is under control of the AlgT/U sigma factor. This factor is regulated posttranslationally by an extremely unstable process and has been commonly attributed to mutations in the algT/U gene. By exploiting this unstable phenotype, we isolated 34 spontaneous nonmucoid variants arising from the mucoid strain PDO300, a PAO1 derivative containing the mucA22 allele commonly found in mucoid CF isolates...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784848/-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-activity-of-contezolid-mrx-i-against-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#4
Carolyn Shoen, Michelle DeStefano, Barry Hafkin, Michael Cynamon
The in vitro activity of contezolid (MRX-I) against clinical isolates of M. tuberculosis was evaluated using a microtiter broth dilution assay. MRX-I was as effective in vitro as linezolid (LZD). MRX-I and LZD were subsequently studied in BALB/c mice infected intranasally with M. tuberculosis Erdman. MRX-I and LZD at 100mg/kg significantly reduced the bacterial load in lungs compared to the untreated early and late controls.
May 21, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784577/isolated-solitary-muscle-recurrence-of-early-stage-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-detected-by-18-f-fdg-pet-ct
#5
R Wang, C Chen, C Fan, M Su
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 19, 2018: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783881/lemierre-s-syndrome-a-case-study-with-a-short-review-of-literature
#6
Ken De Smet, Paul-Emile Claus, Gudrun Alliet, An Simpelaere, Geert Desmet
Objective and Importance Lemierre's syndrome (LS) is a rare condition that typically starts with a bacterial oropharyngeal infection complicated by a thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein and septic emboli to the lungs or other organs. The most common organism isolated is Fusobacterium necrophorum, although other causative organisms are isolated in rare cases. Case presentation We discuss a case of LS in a 44-year-old, previously healthy man presenting with an oropharyngeal infection. F. necrophorum was isolated from blood cultures and Computed tomography of the chest demonstrated septic emboli in the lungs...
May 21, 2018: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780885/a-simple-bioluminescence-imaging-method-for-studying-cancer-cell-growth-and-metastasis-after-subcutaneous-injection-of-lewis-lung-carcinoma-cells-in-syngeneic-c57bl-6-mice
#7
Hong Zhu, Megan E Kauffman, Michael A Trush, Zhenquan Jia, Y Robert Li
In vivo imaging of cancer cell growth and invasion is instrumental in studying cancer cell behavior and in developing effective anticancer agents. In this ROS Protocols article, we report the experimental protocol and steps involving the implantation of luciferase-expressing Lewis lung carcinoma (LLC) cells in normal syngeneic C57BL/6 mice. Using the Berthold NightOwl LB981 in vivo imaging system, we observe the time-dependent growth and invasion of the lung cancer cells following subcutaneous injection of luciferase-expressing LLC cells...
March 2018: Reactive Oxygen Species (Apex, N.C.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780147/disseminated-mycobacterium-avium-infection-presenting-with-bladder-lesions-in-a-patient-with-interferon-%C3%AE-neutralizing-autoantibodies
#8
Koichi Miyashita, Shun Matsuura, Kenichi Tajima, Shogo Tajima, Ami Aoki, Takuro Sakagami, Naoki Koshimizu, Mikio Toyoshima, Takafumi Suda
A 63-year-old woman presented with a fever, eruption, and sterile pyuria. A cystoscopic examination revealed submucosal nodular lesions in the trigone of the bladder, and a biopsy specimen showed epithelioid cell granulomas in the lamina propria of the bladder. Mycobacterium avium grew in the urine culture. Other organ involvement, such as the lungs, spleen, bones, muscles, and pelvic lymph nodes, was observed on radiological examinations, and M. avium was isolated from some organ lesions. Interferon-γ-neutralizing autoantibodies were detected in the patient' s serum...
May 18, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780119/a-rare-case-of-isolated-chronic-cough-caused-by-pulmonary-lymphangitic-carcinomatosis-as-a-primary-manifestation-of-rectum-carcinoma
#9
Minami Okayama, Yoshihiro Kanemitsu, Tetsuya Oguri, Takamitsu Asano, Satoshi Fukuda, Hirotsugu Ohkubo, Masaya Takemura, Ken Maeno, Yutaka Ito, Akio Niimi
A 36-year old man was referred to our hospital due to isolated chronic cough that was refractory to anti-asthma medications, including inhaled corticosteroids/long-acting β2 agonists. Chest X-ray showed diffuse nodular and enhanced vascular shadows with Kerley lines in both lungs. A blood analysis showed elevated serum CEA and CA19-9 levels. A transbronchial biopsy revealed well to moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma, the origin of which was immunohistochemically suspected to be the gastrointestinal tract...
May 18, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778842/curcumin-attenuates-sepsis-induced-acute-organ-dysfunction-by-preventing-inflammation-and-enhancing-the-suppressive-function-of-tregs
#10
Longwang Chen, Yang Lu, Linjun Zhao, Lili Hu, Qiaomeng Qiu, Zhuoling Zhang, Mengfang Li, Guangliang Hong, Bing Wu, Guangju Zhao, Zhongqiu Lu
Sepsis is characterized by the extensive release of cytokines and other mediators. It results in a dysregulated immune response and can lead to organ damage and death. Curcumin has anti-inflammatory properties and immunoregulation functions in various disorders such as sepsis, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, cardiovascular diseases, lung fibrosis, gallstone formation, and diabetes. This paper investigates the effects of curcumin on immune status and inflammatory response in mice subjected to cecal ligation and puncture (CLP)...
May 17, 2018: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778524/posttranscriptional-regulation-of-interleukin-33-expression-by-microrna-200-in-bronchial-asthma
#11
Xin Tang, Feng Wu, Jinshuo Fan, Yang Jin, Jianjun Wang, Guanghai Yang
The importance of understanding how interleukin-33 (IL-33) is regulated (particularly by miRs) is critical in IL-33 biology, and evidence of this in asthma pathology is limited. MicroRNA profiling of cells isolated from bronchoalveolar lavage of 14 asthmatic patients and 11 healthy controls revealed miR-200b and miR-200c were significantly reduced in asthmatic patients compared with healthy controls. The reduction was validated in two independent models of allergen-induced allergic airway inflammation and further demonstrated to be inversely correlated with asthma severity, as well as increased IL-33 production in asthmatic patients...
April 25, 2018: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778403/the-cf-sputum-induction-trial-cf-spit-to-assess-lower-airway-bacterial-sampling-in-young-children-with-cystic-fibrosis-a-prospective-internally-controlled-interventional-trial
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Katherine Ronchetti, Jo-Dee Tame, Christopher Paisey, Lena P Thia, Iolo Doull, Robin Howe, Eshwar Mahenthiralingam, Julian T Forton
BACKGROUND: Pathogen surveillance is challenging but crucial in children with cystic fibrosis-who are often non-productive of sputum even if actively coughing-because infection and lung disease begin early in life. The role of sputum induction as a diagnostic tool for infection has not previously been systematically addressed in young children with cystic fibrosis. We aimed to assess the pathogen yield from sputum induction compared with that from cough swab and single-lobe, two-lobe, and six-lobe bronchoalveolar lavage...
May 16, 2018: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778209/ovine-mannheimia-haemolytica-isolates-from-lungs-with-and-without-pneumonic-lesions-belong-to-similar-genotypes
#13
Andrés García-Alvarez, José Francisco Fernández-Garayzábal, Fernando Chaves, Chris Pinto, Dolores Cid
This study investigated the genetic characteristics of 121 ovine Mannheimia haemolytica isolates from lungs with (n = 75) and without pneumonic lesions (n = 46) using multilocus sequence typing (MLST), virulence-associated gene typing and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE). Twelve STs were identified with most isolates (81%) belonged to ST16, ST28 and ST8. Analysis of the M. haemolytica MLST Database indicate a wide distribution of these genotypes in small ruminants, never reported in bovine isolates...
June 2018: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777878/pulmonary-delivery-of-polyplexes-for-combined-pai-1-gene-silencing-and-cxcr4-inhibition-to-treat-lung-fibrosis
#14
B S Ling Ding, B S Chenfei Zhu, M S Fei Yu, M S Pengkai Wu, M S Gang Chen, B S Aftab Ullah, Kaikai Wang, Minjie Sun, Jing Li, David Oupický
This report describes the development of polyplexes based on CXCR4-inhibiting poly(ethylenimine) derivative (PEI-C) for pulmonary delivery of siRNA to silence plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (siPAI-1) as a new combination treatment of pulmonary fibrosis (PF). Safety and delivery efficacy of the PEI-C/siPAI-1 polyplexes was investigated in vitro in primary lung fibroblasts isolated from mice with bleomycin-induced PF. Biodistribution analysis following intratracheal administration of fluorescently labeled polyplexes showed prolonged retention in the lungs...
May 16, 2018: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776440/radiological-pleuroparenchymal-fibroelastosis-associated-to-limited-cutaneous-systemic-sclerosis-a-case-report
#15
D Hassoun, S Dirou, P P Arrigoni, C Durant, M Hamidou, A Néel, C Agard
BACKGROUND: Pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis (PPFE) is a very rare interstitial lung disease (ILD) characterized by progressive fibrotic lesions of the visceral pleura and the sub-pleural parenchyma, affecting predominantly the upper lobes. PPFE may occur in different contextes like bone marrow or lung transplantations, but also in the context of telomeropathy with mutations of telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT), telomerase RNA component (TERC) or regulator of telomere elongation helicase 1 (RTEL1) genes...
May 18, 2018: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775809/transient-asymptomatic-pulmonary-opacities-during-osimertinib-treatment-and-its-clinical-implication
#16
Hansang Lee, Ho Yun Lee, Jong-Mu Sun, Se-Hoon Lee, Youjin Kim, Song Ee Park, Jin Seok Ahn, Keunchil Park, Myung-Ju Ahn
INTRODUCTION: Osimertinib is an oral, potent, irreversible 3rd generation EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) approved for the treatment of T790M positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients who failed 1st or 2nd generation EGFR TKIs. Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a rare complication with osimertinib, occurring in 1-3%. Recently, relatively high incidence of transient asymptomatic pulmonary opacities (TAPOs) which are different from ILD has been described. However, its clinical implication has not been fully determined yet...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775719/the-characteristics-and-antioxidation-of-oudemansiella-radicata-selenium-polysaccharides-on-lipopolysaccharide-induced-endo-toxemic-mice
#17
Zheng Gao, Chen Zhang, Hui Liu, Yongfa Zhu, Zhenzhen Ren, Huijuan Jing, Shangshang Li, Jianjun Zhang, Xingtian Liu, Le Jia
The selenium polysaccharides (SPS) by Oudemansiella radicata were isolated, and two hydrolysates (enzymatic-SPS (ESPS) and acidic-SPS (ASPS)) were obtained by enzymolysis and acidolysis. The endo-toxemic-induced lung and kidney damages were successfully established by the lipopolysaccharides (LPS) injection (5 mg/kg/d). The in vivo mice experiments indicated that the ESPS showed superior antioxidant and protective effects against the LPS-toxicities by increasing the antioxidant activities, reducing lipid peroxidation, improving the inflammatory response and elevating the kidney and lung functions than SPS and ASPS...
May 15, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775480/titan-cells-formation-in-cryptococcus-neoformans-is-finely-tuned-by-environmental-conditions-and-modulated-by-positive-and-negative-genetic-regulators
#18
Benjamin Hommel, Liliane Mukaremera, Radames J B Cordero, Carolina Coelho, Christopher A Desjardins, Aude Sturny-Leclère, Guilhem Janbon, John R Perfect, James A Fraser, Arturo Casadevall, Christina A Cuomo, Françoise Dromer, Kirsten Nielsen, Alexandre Alanio
The pathogenic fungus Cryptococcus neoformans exhibits morphological changes in cell size during lung infection, producing both typical size 5 to 7 μm cells and large titan cells (> 10 μm and up to 100 μm). We found and optimized in vitro conditions that produce titan cells in order to identify the ancestry of titan cells, the environmental determinants, and the key gene regulators of titan cell formation. Titan cells generated in vitro harbor the main characteristics of titan cells produced in vivo including their large cell size (>10 μm), polyploidy with a single nucleus, large vacuole, dense capsule, and thick cell wall...
May 2018: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775474/the-cryptococcus-neoformans-titan-cell-is-an-inducible-and-regulated-morphotype-underlying-pathogenesis
#19
Ivy M Dambuza, Thomas Drake, Ambre Chapuis, Xin Zhou, Joao Correia, Leanne Taylor-Smith, Nathalie LeGrave, Tim Rasmussen, Matthew C Fisher, Tihana Bicanic, Thomas S Harrison, Marcel Jaspars, Robin C May, Gordon D Brown, Raif Yuecel, Donna M MacCallum, Elizabeth R Ballou
Fungal cells change shape in response to environmental stimuli, and these morphogenic transitions drive pathogenesis and niche adaptation. For example, dimorphic fungi switch between yeast and hyphae in response to changing temperature. The basidiomycete Cryptococcus neoformans undergoes an unusual morphogenetic transition in the host lung from haploid yeast to large, highly polyploid cells termed Titan cells. Titan cells influence fungal interaction with host cells, including through increased drug resistance, altered cell size, and altered Pathogen Associated Molecular Pattern exposure...
May 2018: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775109/outcomes-of-surgery-as-part-of-the-management-of-metastatic-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-surveillance-epidemiology-and-end-results-database-analysis
#20
Omar Abdel-Rahman
The role of local treatment in patients with oligometastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is a subject of ongoing debate. This study assessed the survival impact of combined surgery to the primary tumor and metastatic disease in the management of metastatic NSCLC. Stage IV NSCLC patients at presentation, diagnosed from 2004 to 2013 were identified from the SEER (Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results) database. Propensity-matched analysis was performed considering baseline characteristics (age, gender, race, histology, TN stage, and site of metastases)...
April 21, 2018: Cancer Investigation
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