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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712737/pharmacists-can-help-prevent-lipoid-pneumonia
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Ann E Cabri, Afoma King, Lee Morrow, Mark A Malesker
OBJECTIVES: To report 2 cases of lipoid pneumonia. SUMMARY: Lipoid pneumonia is an inflammatory process in the lower airways due to the presence of lipid molecules in the alveoli. Exogenous lipoid pneumonia is due to the inhalation or aspiration of fat-containing substances. Historically, mineral oil is the most common medication cause but there have also been several reports of lipoid pneumonia associated with petroleum jelly, medicated vapor rub, and lip glosses...
July 14, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711246/temporal-and-spatial-heterogeneity-in-milk-and-immune-related-gene-expression-during-mammary-gland-involution-in-dairy-cows
#2
K Singh, C V C Phyn, M Reinsch, J M Dobson, K Oden, S R Davis, K Stelwagen, H V Henderson, A J Molenaar
The aim of this study was to investigate heterogeneity in tissue morphology, milk protein and immune-related gene expression, and apoptosis of epithelial cells in the lactating and involuting mammary glands of the dairy cow. Mammary tissue from different regions of the gland (alveolar, cisternal, and peripheral) was collected postmortem from nonpregnant, pasture-fed, Holstein-Friesian primiparous cows in mid-lactation that were killed at different time points postmilking: 0, 6, 12, 18, 24, 36, and 72 h (n = 6 per time point)...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707162/pulmonary-surfactant-associated-proteins-and-inflammatory-factors-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#3
Dongmei Lu, Ayiniger Abulimiti, Ting Wu, Ailigen Abudureyim, Nanfang Li
PURPOSE: Pulmonary surfactant (PS) plays roles in promoting the removal of the liquid, host defense, and immune regulation in the tracheal, bronchial, and alveoli epithelium. PS protein expression level can be regulated by oxygen levels and related free radicals. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is featured with oxygen free radical production for damaging epithelial tissues and thus may affect PS production. The study was to explore the relationship between PS protein and OSA severity. METHODS: We collected serum and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) samples from 35 OSA patients and 22 healthy subjects...
July 13, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697840/-effect-of-high-fat-diet-on-expression-of-transient-receptor-potential-vanilloid-1-in-respiratory-tract-and-dorsal-root-ganglion-of-mice
#4
Lian Zhu, Zhi-Liang Xu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of high-fat diet on the expression of transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) in the respiratory system and the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) of mice, as well as its effect on the excitability of sensory neurons. METHODS: A total of 20 C57BL/6 mice were randomly divided into normal-diet (ND) group and high-fat diet (HFD) group, with 10 mice in each group. The mice were given corresponding diets and body weights were monitored...
July 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689212/coal-mine-dust-desquamative-chronic-interstitial-pneumonia-a-precursor-of-dust-related-diffuse-fibrosis-and-of-emphysema
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Tomislav M Jelic, Oscar C Estalilla, Phyllis R Sawyer-Kaplan, Milton J Plata, Jeremy T Powers, Mary Emmett, John T Kuenstner
BACKGROUND: Diseases associated with coal mine dust continue to affect coal miners. Elucidation of initial pathological changes as a precursor of coal dust-related diffuse fibrosis and emphysema, may have a role in treatment and prevention. OBJECTIVE: To identify the precursor of dust-related diffuse fibrosis and emphysema. METHODS: Birefringent silica/silicate particles were counted by standard microscope under polarized light in the alveolar macrophages and fibrous tissue in 25 consecutive autopsy cases of complicated coal worker's pneumoconiosis and in 21 patients with tobacco-related respiratory bronchiolitis...
July 2017: International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684799/modifications-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-cell-envelope-in-the-cystic-fibrosis-airway-alters-interactions-with-immune-cells
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Preston J Hill, Julia M Scordo, Jesús Arcos, Stephen E Kirkby, Mark D Wewers, Daniel J Wozniak, Jordi B Torrelles
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a ubiquitous environmental organism and an opportunistic pathogen that causes chronic lung infections in the airways of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients as well as other immune-compromised individuals. During infection, P. aeruginosa enters the terminal bronchioles and alveoli and comes into contact with alveolar lining fluid (ALF), which contains homeostatic and antimicrobial hydrolytic activities, termed hydrolases. These hydrolases comprise an array of lipases, glycosidases, and proteases and thus, they have the potential to modify lipids, carbohydrates and proteins on the surface of invading microbes...
July 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684544/role-of-ltbp-4-in-alveolarization-angiogenesis-and-fibrosis-in-lungs
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Insa Bultmann-Mellin, Katharina Dinger, Carolin Debuschewitz, Katharina M A Loewe, Yvonne Melcher, Miro T W Plum, Sarah Appel, Gunter Rappl, Sebastian Willenborg, Astrid C Schauss, Christian Jüngst, Marcus Krüger, Sven Dressler, Tomoyuki Nakamura, Frank Wempe, Miguel A Alejandre Alcázar, Anja Sterner-Kock
Deficiency of the extracellular matrix (ECM) protein latent transforming growth factor beta (TGFβ) binding protein 4 (LTBP-4) results in lack of intact elastic fibers, which leads to disturbed pulmonary development and lack of normal alveolarization in humans and mice. Formation of alveoli and alveolar septation in pulmonary development requires the concerted interaction of extracellular matrix proteins, growth factors like TGFβ, fibroblasts and myofibroblasts to promote elastogenesis as well as vascular formation in the alveolar septae...
July 6, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681425/localization-of-relm-%C3%AE-fizz2-is-associated-with-cementum-formation
#8
Akihiro Hosoya, Akira Takahama, Hiroaki Nakamura
Resistin-like molecule-β/found in inflammatory zone 2 (RELM-β/FIZZ2) is a cysteine-rich secretory protein that is localized in the epithelium of the gastrointestinal tract and lung alveoli. Previous reports have suggested that this protein regulates glucose metabolism and inflammation. In the present study, to analyze the involvement of RELM-β/FIZZ2 in tooth development, we immunohistochemically examined the localization of RELM-β/FIZZ2 in tooth germs of embryonic days (E) 15-20 and postnatal days (P) 7-42 rats...
July 6, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680786/infant-with-clinical-evidence-of-pulmonary-hypoplasia-a-case-report
#9
Talia Glasberg, Paige Jackson, Zdena Pavlova, Srikumar Nair
Pulmonary hypoplasia is the incomplete development of lung tissue. A reduced number of lung cells, airways, and alveoli is the hallmark and can be seen unilaterally or in both lungs. The diagnosis, however, is usually made upon pathologic examination. Here we have presented a case of a term infant presenting with severe hypoxemic respiratory failure. Despite optimizing medical and respiratory management, the infant passed away at 22 hours of life. On autopsy, she was discovered to have bilateral diaphragmatic eventrations, which is a rare cause of secondary pulmonary hypoplasia...
May 30, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673514/kisspeptins-and-their-receptors-in-the-brain-pituitary-gonadal-axis-of-odonthestes-bonariensis-their-relationship-with-gametogenesis-along-the-reproductive-cycle
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M Oswaldo Tovar Bohórquez, Alejandro S Mechaly, Mariano Elisio, Tomás Chalde, Luis F Canosa, Leandro A Miranda, Gustavo M Somoza
In vertebrates, the reproduction is controlled by the brain-pituitary-gonadal (BPG) axis and kisspeptin has emerged as a key player of this axis. In this study, we analyzed changes in the expression levels of kiss1, kiss2, and their receptors, kissr2 and kissr3 during gametogenesis in the BPG axis of feral Odontesthes bonariensis. In females, levels of brain kiss1 showed an increase at final maturation (Fm), while kiss2 levels were shown to be high at primary growth (Pg) stage, with no differences in the expression of their receptors...
June 30, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667068/role-of-the-nrf2-ho-1-axis-in-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-and-hyperoxic-lung-injuries
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REVIEW
Emanuele Amata, Valeria Pittalà, Agostino Marrazzo, Carmela Parenti, Orazio Prezzavento, Emanuela Arena, Seyed Mohammad Nabavi, Loredana Salerno
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a chronic illness that usually originates in preterm newborns. Generally, BPD is a consequence of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) which, in turn, comes from the early arrest of lung development and the lack of pulmonary surfactant. The need of oxygen therapy to overcome premature newborns' compromised respiratory function generates an increasing amount of reactive oxygen species (ROS), the onset of sustained oxidative stress (OS) status, and inflammation in the pulmonary alveoli deputies to respiratory exchanges...
July 15, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662821/the-role-of-matrix-metalloproteinases-in-development-repair-and-destruction-of-the-lungs
#12
Amanda Y Hendrix, Farrah Kheradmand
Normal gas exchange after birth requires functional lung alveolar units that are lined with epithelial cells, parts of which are intricately fused with microvascular capillaries. A significant phase of alveolar lung development occurs in the perinatal period, continues throughout early stages in life, and requires activation of matrix-remodeling enzymes. Failure to achieve an optimum number of alveoli during lung maturation can cause several untoward medical consequences including disabling obstructive and/or restrictive lung diseases that limit physiological endurance and increase mortality...
2017: Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657890/pulmonary-hyalinosis-in-captive-sugar-gliders-petaurus-breviceps
#13
Set A Sokol, Dalen W Agnew, Anne D Lewis, Teresa L Southard, Andrew D Miller
Pulmonary hyalinosis is an idiopathic, typically incidental lesion of old dogs, characterized by multifocal aggregates of epithelioid and multinucleate macrophages that surround periodic acid-Schiff (PAS)-positive hyaline material in airways. Lung lesions resembling pulmonary hyalinosis were observed in 6 captive adult sugar gliders ( Petaurus breviceps; 5 females and 1 male) in a retrospective review of 18 autopsied animals. Clinical signs for 3 of the sugar gliders included lethargy, tachypnea, and dyspnea...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656009/role-of-microbial-agents-in-pulmonary-fibrosis%C3%A2
#14
REVIEW
Ozioma S Chioma, Wonder P Drake
Pulmonary fibrosis is a form of lung disease that develops due to aberrant wound-healing following repeated alveoli injury in genetically susceptible individuals, resulting in chronic inflammation, excess deposition of the extracellular matrix components, mainly collagen, and scarring of lung tissue. In addition to irradiation, environmental agents such occupational inhalants, and chemotherapeutic agents, microbial agents also play a role in the etiology of the disease. While viruses have received the most attention, emerging evidence suggest that bacteria and fungi also play a part in the etiology of pulmonary fibrosis...
June 2017: Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651195/stereological-and-biophysical-characteristics-of-the-ovine-surfactant-system-and-its-changes-caused-by-ovine-pulmonary-adenocarcinoma
#15
Ariane Jörger, Christa Acevedo, Diana Busley, Martin Ganter, Andreas Schmiedl, Esther Humann-Ziehank
Surfactant covers the inner surface of lung alveoli and lowers the surface tension to prevent alveoli from collapsing. A lack of surfactant or its dysfunction causes dyspnea. The Jaagsiekte Sheep Retrovirus (JSRV) causes ovine pulmonary adenocarcinoma (OPA), whose typical clinical appearance is fluid running from nostrils. This fluid might contain surfactant as alveolar type II pneumocytes (AEII) are target cells for JSRV. Therefore, the progressive dyspnea during OPA might be caused partially by surfactant alterations...
June 15, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638572/hypersensitivity-pneumonitis-an-overlooked-cause-of-cough-and-dyspnea
#16
Ryan S D'souza, Anthony Donato
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) is an immune-mediated pulmonary disorder involving inflammation of the lung interstitium, terminal bronchioles, and alveoli caused by the immune response to the inhalation of an offending environmental airborne agent. It can manifest as exertional dyspnea, fatigue, weight loss, and progressive respiratory failure if left untreated. Because of its protean features, it can be misdiagnosed as other common obstructive lung conditions such as asthma. If triggers are not avoided, it can progress to irreversible pulmonary fibrosis...
March 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632922/comparison-of-manual-and-automated-measurements-of-tracheobronchial-airway-geometry-in-three-balb-c-mice
#17
Asef Islam, Michael Oldham, Anthony Wexler
Mammalian lungs are comprised of large numbers of tracheobronchial airways that transition from the trachea to alveoli. Studies as wide ranging as pollutant deposition and lung development rely on accurate characterization of these airways. Advancements in CT imaging and the value of computational approaches in eliminating the burden of manual measurement are providing increased efficiency in obtaining this geometric data. In this study, we compare an automated method to a manual one for the first six generations of three Balb/c mouse lungs...
June 20, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622363/acyloxyacyl-hydrolase-promotes-the-resolution-of-lipopolysaccharide-induced-acute-lung-injury
#18
Benkun Zou, Wei Jiang, Han Han, Jing Li, Weiying Mao, Zihui Tang, Qian Yang, Guojun Qian, Jing Qian, Wenjiao Zeng, Jie Gu, Tianqing Chu, Ning Zhu, Wenhong Zhang, Dapeng Yan, Rui He, Yiwei Chu, Mingfang Lu
Pulmonary infection is the most common risk factor for acute lung injury (ALI). Innate immune responses induced by Microbe-Associated Molecular Pattern (MAMP) molecules are essential for lung defense but can lead to tissue injury. Little is known about how MAMP molecules are degraded in the lung or how MAMP degradation/inactivation helps prevent or ameliorate the harmful inflammation that produces ALI. Acyloxyacyl hydrolase (AOAH) is a host lipase that inactivates Gram-negative bacterial endotoxin (lipopolysaccharide, or LPS)...
June 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621369/transport-of-nanoparticles-across-pulmonary-surfactant-monolayer-a-molecular-dynamics-study
#19
Yan Xu, Li Deng, Hao Ren, Xianren Zhang, Fang Huang, Tongtao Yue
Pulmonary nanodrug delivery is an emerging concept, especially for targeted lung cancer therapy. Once inhaled, the nanoparticles (NPs) acting as drug carriers need to efficiently cross the pulmonary surfactant monolayer (PSM) of lung alveoli, which act as the first barrier for external particles entering the lung. Herein, by performing molecular dynamics simulations, we study how inhaled NPs interact with the PSM, particularly focusing on the transport of NPs with different properties across the PSM. While hydrophilic NPs translocate directly across the PSM, transport of hydrophobic NPs is achieved as the PSM wraps them...
July 21, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608962/image-based-computational-fluid-dynamics-in-the-lung-virtual-reality-or-new-clinical-practice
#20
REVIEW
Kelly S Burrowes, Jan De Backer, Haribalan Kumar
The development and implementation of personalized medicine is paramount to improving the efficiency and efficacy of patient care. In the respiratory system, function is largely dictated by the choreographed movement of air and blood to the gas exchange surface. The passage of air begins in the upper airways, either via the mouth or nose, and terminates at the alveolar interface, while blood flows from the heart to the alveoli and back again. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is a well-established tool for predicting fluid flows and pressure distributions within complex systems...
June 13, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Systems Biology and Medicine
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