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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930978/influenza-a-virus-studies-in-a-mouse-model-of-infection
#1
Laura Rodriguez, Aitor Nogales, Luis Martínez-Sobrido
Influenza viruses cause over 500,000 deaths worldwide(1) and are associated with an annual cost of 12 - 14 billion USD in the United States alone considering direct medical and hospitalization expenses and work absenteeism(2). Animal models are crucial in Influenza A virus (IAV) studies to evaluate viral pathogenesis, host-pathogen interactions, immune responses, and the efficacy of current and/or novel vaccine approaches as well as antivirals. Mice are an advantageous small animal model because their immune system is evolutionarily similar to that found in humans, they are available from commercial vendors as genetically identical subjects, there are multiple strains that can be exploited to evaluate the genetic basis of infections, and they are relatively inexpensive and easy to manipulate...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930963/role-of-autophagy-and-its-molecular-mechanisms-in-mice-intestinal-tract-after-severe-burn
#2
Duan Y Zhang, Wei Qiu, PeiS Jin, Peng Wang, Yong Sun
BACKGROUND: Severe burn can lead to hypoxia/ischemia of intestinal mucosa. Autophagy is the process of intracellular degradation, which is essential for cell survival under stresses, such as hypoxia/ischemia and nutrient deprivation. The present study was designed to investigate whether there were changes in intestinal autophagy after severe burn in mice and further to explore the effect and molecular mechanisms of autophagy on intestinal injury. METHODS: This study includes three experiments...
October 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930836/slide-tracheoplasty-in-81-children-improved-outcomes-with-modified-surgical-technique-and-optimal-surgical-age
#3
Hengyi Zhang, Shunmin Wang, Zhaohui Lu, Limin Zhu, Xinwei Du, Hao Wang, Zhiwei Xu
The aim of this study was to evaluate the surgical outcome of slide tracheoplasty.Eighty-one patients who underwent slide tracheoplasty were retrospectively reviewed. Before and after operation, all patients were examined by computed tomography (CT) and bronchoscopy regularly.There were 8 deaths and the mortality was 9.9%. They all died of respiratory failure associated with the formation of granulation tissue in the airway postoperatively. The mortality was 15.8% from 2009 to 2012 and decreased to 8.1% from 2013 to 2016...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930570/gut-microbiota-architects-of-small-intestinal-capillaries
#4
Avinash Khandagale, Christoph Reinhardt
The commensal gut microbiota is an environmental factor that exerts manifold effects on host physiology. One obvious trait is the impact of this densely colonized ecosystem on small intestinal mucosal vascularization. At present, the microbiota-triggered signaling pathways influencing small intestinal renewal, angiogenesis, and vascular remodeling are largely unexplored. While the interplay of gut microbial communities with pattern recognition receptors, such as Toll-like receptors, in intestinal homeostasis is increasingly understood, it is unresolved how commensal microbiota affect the signaling pathways responsible for the formation of capillary networks in the intestinal mucosa...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930292/proton-pump-inhibitors-understanding-the-complications-and-risks
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Peter Malfertheiner, Arne Kandulski, Marino Venerito
Proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) are the most effective therapy for the full spectrum of gastric-acid-related diseases. However, in the past decade, a steadily increasing list of complications following long-term use of PPIs has been reported. Their potent acid-suppressive action induces several structural and functional changes within the gastric mucosa, including fundic gland polyps, enterochromaffin-like cell hyperplasia and hypergastrinaemia, which can be exaggerated in the presence of Helicobacter pylori infection...
September 20, 2017: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930287/exposure-to-human-alveolar-lining-fluid-enhances-mycobacterium-bovis-bcg-vaccine-efficacy-against-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infection-in-a-cd8-t-cell-dependent-manner
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J I Moliva, A P Hossfeld, C H Canan, V Dwivedi, M D Wewers, G Beamer, J Turner, J B Torrelles
Current tuberculosis (TB) treatments include chemotherapy and preventative vaccination with Mycobacterium bovis Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG). In humans, however, BCG vaccination fails to fully protect against pulmonary TB. Few studies have considered the impact of the human lung mucosa (alveolar lining fluid (ALF)), which modifies the Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb) cell wall, revealing alternate antigenic epitopes on the bacterium surface that alter its pathogenicity. We hypothesized that ALF-induced modification of BCG would induce better protection against aerosol infection with M...
September 20, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929829/quantitative-sensory-testing-for-assessment-of-somatosensory-function-in-human-oral-mucosa-a-review
#7
Pin Zhou, Yaming Chen, Jinglu Zhang, Kelun Wang, Peter Svensson
OBJECTIVE: This narrative review provides an overview of the quantitative sensory testing (QST) to assess somatosensory function in human oral mucosa. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A literature search was conducted in the PubMed database to identify studies in vivo on human oral mucosa using QST methods. A list of 149 articles was obtained and screened. A total of 36 relevant articles remained and were read in full text. Manual search of the reference lists identified eight additional relevant studies...
September 20, 2017: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929060/laser-assisted-double-layer-endoscopic-repair-of-laryngeal-clefts-our-experience-in-11-cases
#8
Danah Aljomah, Jaber Alshammari
Laryngeal cleft is a rare congenital malformation of the respiratory tract leading to a high level of morbidity and mortality, recently being diagnosed with increased frequency. Management throughout the years included medical and surgical. The open surgical technique is more commonly used although it has higher risk and need longer post-operative care. Recently surgical endoscopic repair was introduced using different techniques. To evaluate the clinical features of infants and children presenting with laryngeal clefts, and review endoscopic management modality especially the technique and results of repair using double-layer (2 layers) technique...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929054/prosthetic-rehabilitation-of-a-geriatric-patient-with-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-buccal-mucosa-a-report-of-clinical-challenges
#9
Raghavendra Adaki, Sarvesh Raikar, Kamal Shigli, Sivaranjani Gali
OBJECTIVE: This article aims to highlight the rehabilitation of a geriatric patient with an orofacial cheek defect by an extraoral silicone prosthesis. METHODOLOGY: Structured extra- and intra-oral examination of tissues coupled with a justified choice of impression materials, techniques, and prosthetic rehabilitation with a high-temperature vulcanizing silicone was done. RESULTS: The presence of compressible tissues, static appearance of the prosthesis during patient's facial movements, variability in complexion of the skin around the defect, and manipulating heat-vulcanized silicone were the challenges faced during clinical procedures...
April 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928792/garidisan-improving-the-quality-of-ulcer-healing-in-rats-with-ulcerative-colitis
#10
Lin Wang, Wei-Zhi Liu, Ling-Yan Pei, Yu-Shi Ke, Jian Cui, Shu-Chun Li
Garidisan, commonly used in Mongolia to treat ulcerative colitis (UC), contains wild poppy and Artemisia frigida Willd. Clinical evidence shows that Garidisan can effectively treat UC and that recurrence is low. Thus, we evaluated the effects of Garidisan on ulcer healing quality and the regulation of immune balance in rats with experimental UC. UC was induced by immunization with TNBS and Garidisan significantly reduced DAI, CMDI, and HS. H&E staining, SEM, and VG staining showed that Garidisan repaired damaged intestinal mucosa and significantly reduced expression of ICAM-1 and CD105 in regenerated tissues of UC rats...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928735/the-expression-of-the-short-isoform-of-thymic-stromal-lymphopoietin-in-the-colon-is-regulated-by-the-nuclear-receptor-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-gamma-and-is-impaired-during-ulcerative-colitis
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Anthony Martin Mena, Audrey Langlois, Silvia Speca, Lucil Schneider, Pierre Desreumaux, Laurent Dubuquoy, Benjamin Bertin
The etiology of inflammatory bowel diseases remains largely unknown. We previously demonstrated that the expression of the peroxisome proliferator activated receptor-gamma (PPARγ) is downregulated in colonic epithelial cells of patients with ulcerative colitis (UC). PPARγ is a nuclear receptor that modulates inflammation. We hypothesized that its deficiency may play a role in the loss of intestinal homeostasis through the control of immunomodulatory factors. We found that thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP), an epithelial cytokine with pleiotropic functions, is regulated by PPARγ...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928541/morphological-and-functional-analyses-of-the-tight-junction-in-the-palatal-epithelium-of-mouse
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Noriko Shiotsu, Tadafumi Kawamoto, Mariko Kawai, Mika Ikegame, Yasuhiro Torii, Hiroyuki Sasaki, Toshio Yamamoto
Tight junction (TJ) is one of the cell-cell junctions and known to have the barrier and fence functions between adjacent cells in both simple and stratified epithelia. We examined the distribution pattern, constitutive proteins, and permeability of TJ in the stratified squamous epithelium of the palatal mucosa of mice. Ultrastructural observations based on the ultrathin section and freeze-fracture methods revealed that poorly developed TJs are located at the upper layer of the stratum granulosum. The positive immunofluorescence of occludin (OCD), claudin (CLD)-1 and -4 were localized among the upper layer of the stratum granulosum showing a dot-like distribution pattern...
August 25, 2017: Acta Histochemica et Cytochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928392/mucosa-associated-lymphoid-tissue-lymphoma-translocation-1-as-a-novel-therapeutic-target-for-rheumatoid-arthritis
#13
Chang Hoon Lee, Su Jeong Bae, Miok Kim
Emerging evidence suggests that mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma translocation 1 (MALT1) is a key regulator of inflammatory diseases; however, the pathological role of MALT1 in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is not well understood. Consequently, this protein has not been therapeutically targeted for the treatment of RA. MALT1 plays a role in the paracaspase pathway, has proteolytic activity and is involved in the regulation of inflammatory responses. In this study, we found that the MALT1-targeting inhibitory small molecule, MALT1 selective inhibitor 2-chloro-N-[4-[5-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)-3-(2-methoxyethoxy)-1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-yl]phenylacetamide (MI-2) strongly suppresses the differentiation of monocytes into osteoclasts in the absence or presence of the inflammatory cytokine tumour necrosis factor α...
September 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928206/microbial-metabolic-networks-at-the-mucus-layer-lead-to-diet-independent-butyrate-and-vitamin-b12-production-by-intestinal-symbionts
#14
Clara Belzer, Loo Wee Chia, Steven Aalvink, Bhawani Chamlagain, Vieno Piironen, Jan Knol, Willem M de Vos
Akkermansia muciniphila has evolved to specialize in the degradation and utilization of host mucus, which it may use as the sole source of carbon and nitrogen. Mucus degradation and fermentation by A. muciniphila are known to result in the liberation of oligosaccharides and subsequent production of acetate, which becomes directly available to microorganisms in the vicinity of the intestinal mucosa. Coculturing experiments of Amuciniphila with non-mucus-degrading butyrate-producing bacteria Anaerostipes caccae, Eubacterium hallii, and Faecalibacterium prausnitzii resulted in syntrophic growth and production of butyrate...
September 19, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927489/role-of-exhaled-nasal-nitric-oxide-in-distinguishing-between-chronic-rhinosinusitis-with-and-without-nasal-polyps
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BACKGROUND: Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) and CRS without nasal polyps (CRSsNP) nasal polypsis a global health concern. Several clinical biomarkers, such as inhaled carbon monoxide and exhaled nitric oxide (NO), have been studied to assess the presence and degree of inflammation in the airway mucosa. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical application of exhaled nasal NO (nNO) in distinguishing between CRSwNP and CRSsNP in consideration of the atopic status of patients...
September 19, 2017: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927301/factors-for-improving-the-diagnostic-efficiency-of-the-rapid-urease-test-from-the-gastric-corpus
#16
Jun-Hyung Cho, Seong Ran Jeon, Hyun Gun Kim, So-Young Jin, Suyeon Park
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the optimal biopsy site for Helicobacter pylori detection by comparing the results of rapid urease test (RUT) between the gastric corpus and the antrum. METHODS: A biopsy specimen from each subject was obtained from the corpus and from the antrum. For each subject, the two specimens were separately immersed in two different RUT kits. Positive reaction times were measured at 20 minutes and 1, 3, and 24 hours. If either of the two RUT kits showed a positive reaction, H...
September 19, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927146/impacts-of-survivin-and-caspase-3-on-apoptosis-and-angiogenesis-in-oral-cancer
#17
Shuxia Li, Yanqi Yang, Yanping Ding, Xiaofei Tang, Zheng Sun
The present study aimed to investigate the impact of survivin and caspase-3 on apoptosis and angiogenesis in oral cancer. A total of 16 oral leukoplakia cases accompanied by low-moderate epithelial dysplasia, 12 cases of oral leukoplakia accompanied by severe epithelial dysplasia, 17 cases of high-moderate differentiated oral squamous cell carcinoma and 10 cases of normal oral mucosa were selected. Immunohistochemistry was used to detect the expression levels of survivin, caspase-3, and caspase inhibitor factor VIII in lesions from each group...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927135/comparison-of-the-protein-expression-of-calpain-1-calpain-2-calpastatin-and-calmodulin-between-gastric-cancer-and-normal-gastric-mucosa
#18
Bide Liu, Yu Zhou, Dan Lu, Yong Liu, Si-Quan Zhang, Yan Xu, Wei Li, Xiao Gu
The understanding of molecular mechanisms that are involved in the development and the progression of gastric cancer (GC) are of importance for the diagnosis and treatment. The calpain system, which contains the calpains and the endogenous inhibitor, has been suggested as an important factor in the tumorigenesis and migration of colorectal adenocarcinoma, breast and ovarian cancer, and as a prognostic marker for GC. However, the expression level of calpain system proteins in GC and normal-appearing peritumoral gastric mucosa remain unknown...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927065/mast-cell-chymase-affects-the-proliferation-and-metastasis-of-lung-carcinoma-cells-in-vitro
#19
Yuan Jiang, Yudan Wu, William James Hardie, Xiaoying Zhou
Metastasis of lung carcinoma cells is a major cause of organ failure and mortality of patients with lung cancer. Lung mast cells are a type of immune cell which reside in the respiratory mucosa. High numbers of mast cells are associated with the majority of common types of cancer; however, the effects of mast cells on cancer remain unclear. In the present study, the effects of mast cell chymase (MCC) on the proliferation and adhesion of the lung carcinoma cell lines A549 and H520 was investigated. After 24 h of treatment, the highest dose of MCC (50 mU/ml) decreased the proliferation rate of A549 and H520 cells, whereas the lowest dose of MCC (5 mU/ml) resulted in a small increase in the viability...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927043/expression-of-p-egfr-and-p-akt-protein-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-its-prognosis
#20
Zheng-Zheng Shan, Pei-Nan Chen, Feng Wang, Jun Wang, Qing-Xia Fan
The phosphorylated epidermal growth factor receptor (P-EGFR) and phosphorylated Akt (P-Akt) protein in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) were studied, and its significance in clinical prognosis of patients was assessed. The expression of P-EGFR and P-Akt protein in 83 cases of ESCC and 83 normal esophageal tissues was determined by immunohistochemical staining. Log-rank test and correlation analysis were used to analyze the prognosis of ESCC. The positive expression of P-EGFR in ESCC was 88% (73/83 cases) compared with 41% in normal esophageal mucosa (34/83 cases) (P<0...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
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