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Alveolar recruitment

M Wolf, M Ao, M B Chavez, T N Kolli, V Thumbigere-Math, K Becker, E Y Chu, A Jäger, M J Somerman, B L Foster
Previous studies revealed that cementum formation is tightly regulated by inorganic pyrophosphate (PPi ), a mineralization inhibitor. Local PPi concentrations are determined by regulators, including ectonucleotide pyrophosphatase/phosphodiesterase 1 (ENPP1), which increases PPi concentrations by adenosine triphosphate hydrolysis. Orthodontic forces stimulate alveolar bone remodelling, leading to orthodontic tooth movement (OTM). To better understand how disturbed mineral metabolism and the resulting altered periodontal structures affect OTM, we employed Enpp1 mutant mice that feature reduced PPi and increased cervical cementum in a model of OTM induced by a stretched closed-coil spring ligated between the maxillary left first molar and maxillary incisors...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Dental Research
Hui-Lun Lu, Xin-Yan Huang, Yi-Feng Luo, Wei-Ping Tan, Pei-Fen Chen, Yu-Biao Guo
The goal of this study was to investigate the role of M1 macrophages in acute lung injury (ALI). To address this, we used LPS-treated wildtype and CD11b-DTR mice, and examined their M1 macrophage levels, and the extent of their inflammation and pulmonary injuries. In addition, we evaluated pulmonary function by measuring the expressions of SP-A and SP-B in infiltrated M1 macrophages. Finally, we co-cultured the mouse type II-like alveolar epithelial cells (AT-II) and mouse pulmonary microvascular endothelial cells (PMECs) with M1 macrophages in the presence of TNF-α or H2 O2 and assessed them for viability and apoptosis...
March 12, 2018: Bioscience Reports
Myeong-Joo Kim, Ye-Ji Lee, Young-So Yoon, Jae H Lim, Eun-Mi Park, Young H Chong, Jihee Lee Kang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The signal transducer and activator of transcription 6 (STAT6) transcription factor mediates PPARγ-regulated gene expression in macrophages. However, it remains largely unknown how proximal membrane signaling events initiated by apoptotic cell recognition upregulate PPARγ expression and activate the lung homeostatic program. METHODS: The STAT6 inhibitor AS1517499 was used to determine the role of STAT6 in mediating PPARγ activity, anti-inflammatory effects, and anti-fibrotic effects induced by apoptotic cell instillation after bleomycin treatment into C57BL/6 mice...
February 28, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Hella Schmidt, Sebastian Vlaic, Thomas Krüger, Franziska Schmidt, Johannes Balkenhohl, Thomas Dandekar, Reinhard Guthke, Olaf Kniemeyer, Thorsten Heinekamp, Axel A Brakhage
Invasive infections by the human pathogenic fungus Aspergillus fumigatus start with the outgrowth of asexual, airborne spores (conidia) into the lung tissue of immunocompromised patients. The resident alveolar macrophages phagocytose conidia, which end up in phagolysosomes. However, A. fumigatus conidia resist phagocytic degradation to a certain degree. This is mainly attributable to the pigment 1,8-dihydroxynaphthalene (DHN) melanin located in the cell wall of conidia, which manipulates the phagolysosomal maturation and prevents their intracellular killing...
March 5, 2018: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
Gagandeep Kaur, Prathyusha Bagam, Rakeysha Pinkston, Dhirendra P Singh, Sanjay Batra
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive, life-threatening disease that causes irreversible lung damage. Cigarette smoking is the chief etiologic factor for the commencement of this condition. Despite constant efforts to develop therapeutic interventions and to ascertain the molecular mechanism leading to the pathophysiology of this disease, much remains unknown. However, pattern recognition receptor (PRRs), i.e., Toll-like-receptors (TLRs) and NOD-like receptors (NLRs) are believed to play important roles in this disease and could serve as effective therapeutic targets...
February 28, 2018: Toxicology
William J Zacharias, David B Frank, Jarod A Zepp, Michael P Morley, Farrah A Alkhaleel, Jun Kong, Su Zhou, Edward Cantu, Edward E Morrisey
Functional tissue regeneration is required for the restoration of normal organ homeostasis after severe injury. Some organs, such as the intestine, harbour active stem cells throughout homeostasis and regeneration; more quiescent organs, such as the lung, often contain facultative progenitor cells that are recruited after injury to participate in regeneration. Here we show that a Wnt-responsive alveolar epithelial progenitor (AEP) lineage within the alveolar type 2 cell population acts as a major facultative progenitor cell in the distal lung...
February 28, 2018: Nature
Alexandra Thornadtsson, Anders Lind, Tomas Weitoft, Marieann Högman
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder characterized by bone and joint destruction, but other organ systems can also be involved. Recent studies have suggested that the disease may start in the lungs. Exhaled nitric oxide (FE NO) is a marker of inflammation. The aims of the study were to compare the NO parameters between subjects with RA and healthy control subjects, and to examine whether the NO parameters correlated with lung function and disease activity in the subjects with RA...
February 24, 2018: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
François Huaux, Valentin De Gussem, Astrid Lebrun, Yousof Yakoub, Mihaly Palmai-Pallag, Saloua Ibouraadaten, Francine Uwambayinema, Dominique Lison
Occupational exposure to indium tin oxide (ITO) particles has been associated with the development of severe lung diseases, including pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP). The mechanisms of this lung toxicity remain unknown. Here, we reveal the respective roles of resident alveolar (Siglec-Fhigh AM) and recruited interstitial (Siglec-Flow IM) macrophages contributing in concert to the development of PAP. In mice treated with ITO particles, PAP is specifically associated with IL-1α (not GM-CSF) deficiency and Siglec-Fhigh AM (not Siglec-Flow IM) depletion...
February 26, 2018: Archives of Toxicology
Caylin G Winchell, Amanda L Dragan, Katelynn R Brann, Frances I Onyilagha, Richard C Kurten, Daniel E Voth
Coxiella burnetii is the causative agent of human Q fever, a debilitating flu-like illness that can progress to chronic disease presenting as endocarditis. Following inhalation, C. burnetii is phagocytosed by alveolar macrophages and generates a lysosome-like replication compartment termed the parasitophorous vacuole (PV). A type IV secretion system (T4SS) is required for PV generation and is one of the pathogen's few known virulence factors. We previously showed that C. burnetii actively recruits autophagosomes to the PV using the T4SS, but does not alter macroautophagy...
February 26, 2018: Infection and Immunity
Mehrdad Pourfathi, Maurizio Cereda, Shampa Chatterjee, Yi Xin, Stephen Kadlecek, Ian Duncan, Hooman Hamedani, Sarmad Siddiqui, Harrilla Profka, Jason Ehrich, Kai Ruppert, Rahim R Rizi
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a major cause of mortality in critically ill patients. Patients are currently managed by protective ventilation and alveolar recruitment using positive-end expiratory pressure (PEEP). However, the PEEP's effect on both pulmonary metabolism and regional inflammation is poorly understood. Here, we demonstrate the effect of PEEP on pulmonary anaerobic metabolism in mechanically ventilated injured rats, using hyperpolarized carbon-13 imaging. Pulmonary lactate-to-pyruvate ratio was measured in 21 rats; 14 rats received intratracheal instillation of hydrochloric-acid, while 7 rats received sham saline...
February 23, 2018: Scientific Reports
T A Pshenichniy, B A Akselrod, I V Titova, N A Trekova, M V Khrustaleva
BACKGROUND: In cardiac surgery, protective lung ventilation and/or preventive brdnchoscopy (PB) are able to decrease lung injury effects of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and mechanical ventilation. OBJECTIVES: define lung complication risks, evaluate the effect ofprotective lung ventilation (PLV) on lung functioning, and investigate the feasibility ofpreventive PB in higher pulmonary risk (PR) patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 66 patients participated in prospective randomized research...
September 2017: Anesteziologiia i Reanimatologiia
Pamela Uribe, Lena Larsson, Anna Westerlund, Maria Ransjö
Animal studies suggest that the dental follicle (DF) plays a major role in tooth eruption. However, the role of the DF during tooth impaction and related root resorptions in adjacent teeth is not clear. The hypothesis for the present study is that expression of regulatory factors involved in the bone remodelling process necessary for tooth eruption may differ between dental follicles from teeth with different clinical situations. We have analysed the gene expression profiles in the DF obtained from impacted canines, with (N = 3) or without (N = 5) signs of root resorption, and from control teeth (normal erupting teeth, mesiodens) (N = 3)...
February 12, 2018: Odontology
Joao Henrique Neves Soares, Alysson Roncally Carvalho, Bruno Curty Bergamini, Maria Alice Kuster Gress, Frederico Caetano Jandre, Walter Araujo Zin, Antonio Giannella-Neto
PURPOSE: We compared respiratory mechanics between the positive end-expiratory pressure of minimal respiratory system elastance (PEEP minErs ) and three levels of PEEP during low-tidal-volume (6 mL/kg) ventilation in rats. METHODS: Twenty-four rats were anesthetized, paralyzed, and mechanically ventilated. Airway pressure (P aw ), flow (F), and volume (V) were fitted by a linear single compartment model (LSCM) P aw (t) = E rs × V(t) + R rs × F(t) + PEEP or a volume- and flow-dependent SCM (VFDSCM) P aw (t) = (E 1 + E 2 × V(t)) × V(t) + (K 1 + K 2 × |F(t)|) × F(t) + PEEP, where E rs and R rs are respiratory system elastance and resistance, respectively; E 1 and E 2 × V are volume-independent and volume-dependent E rs , respectively; and K 1 and K 2 × F are flow-independent and flow-dependent R rs , respectively...
February 12, 2018: Lung
Jennifer M Felton, Christopher D Lucas, David A Dorward, Rodger Duffin, Tiina Kipari, Sonja Vermeren, Calum T Robb, Kenneth G MacLeod, Bryan Serrels, Jürgen Schwarze, Christopher Haslett, Ian Dransfield, Adriano G Rossi
BACKGROUND: Eosinophils play a central role in the propagation of allergic diseases including asthma. Both recruitment and retention of eosinophils regulate pulmonary eosinophilia but the question of whether alterations in apoptotic cell clearance by phagocytes directly contributes to resolution of allergic airway inflammation remains unexplored. OBJECTIVES: In this study we investigated the role of the receptor tyrosine kinase Mer in mediating apoptotic eosinophil clearance and allergic airway inflammation resolution in vivo in order to establish whether apoptotic cell clearance directly impacts upon the resolution of allergic airway inflammation...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Ahmad Nabhan, Douglas G Brownfield, Pehr B Harbury, Mark A Krasnow, Tushar J Desai
Alveoli, the lung's respiratory units, are tiny sacs where oxygen enters the bloodstream. They are lined by flat AT1 cells, which mediate gas exchange, and AT2 cells, which secret surfactant. Rare AT2s also function as alveolar stem cells. We show that AT2 lung stem cells display active Wnt signaling and many of them are near single, Wnt-expressing fibroblasts. Blocking Wnt secretion depletes these stem cells. Daughter cells leaving the Wnt niche transdifferentiate into AT1s: maintaining Wnt signaling prevents transdifferentiation whereas abrogating Wnt signaling promotes it...
February 1, 2018: Science
J Soares, C Braun, A Carvalho, C Gittel, U Auer, A Giannella-Neto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
J Soares, N Pavlisko, N Henao-Guerrero, A Williamson, A Giannella-Neto, A Carvalho
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
Sitang Maknitikul, Natthanej Luplertlop, Urai Chaisri, Yaowapa Maneerat, Sumate Ampawong
Plasmodium falciparum, the most virulent malaria parasite species, causes severe symptoms especially acute lung injury (ALI), of which characterized by alveolar epithelium and endothelium destruction and accelerated to blood-gas-barrier breakdown. Parasitized erythrocytes, endothelial cells, monocytes, and cytokines are all involved in this mechanism, but hemozoin (HZ), the parasitic waste from heme detoxification, also mainly contributes. In addition, it is not clear why type II pneumocyte proliferation, alveolar restorative stage, is rare in malaria-associated ALI...
January 1, 2018: Experimental Biology and Medicine
Savino Spadaro, Tommaso Mauri, Stephan H Böhm, Gaetano Scaramuzzo, Cecilia Turrini, Andreas D Waldmann, Riccardo Ragazzi, Antonio Pesenti, Carlo Alberto Volta
BACKGROUND: Assessing alveolar recruitment at different positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) levels is a major clinical and research interest because protective ventilation implies opening the lung without inducing overdistention. The pressure-volume (P-V) curve is a validated method of assessing recruitment but reflects global characteristics, and changes at the regional level may remain undetected. The aim of the present study was to compare, in intubated patients with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure (AHRF) and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), lung recruitment measured by P-V curve analysis, with dynamic changes in poorly ventilated units of the dorsal lung (dependent silent spaces [DSSs]) assessed by electrical impedance tomography (EIT)...
January 31, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Takuto Nosaka, Tomohisa Baba, Yamato Tanabe, Soichiro Sasaki, Tatsunori Nishimura, Yoshiaki Imamura, Hideaki Yurino, Shinichi Hashimoto, Makoto Arita, Yasunari Nakamoto, Naofumi Mukaida
Macrophages in lungs can be classified into two subpopulations, alveolar macrophages (AMs) and interstitial macrophages (IMs), which reside in the alveolar and interstitial spaces, respectively. Accumulating evidence indicates the involvement of IMs in lung metastasis, but the roles of AMs in lung metastasis still remain elusive. An i.v. injection of a mouse hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cell line, BNL, caused lung metastasis foci with infiltration of AMs and IMs. Comprehensive determination of arachidonic acid metabolite levels revealed increases in leukotrienes and PGs in lungs in this metastasis model...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
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