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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050367/expression-and-clinical-association-of-programmed-cell-death-1-programmed-death-ligand-1-and-cd8-lymphocytes-in-primary-sarcomas-is-subtype-dependent
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Anke E M van Erp, Yvonne M H Versleijen-Jonkers, Melissa H S Hillebrandt-Roeffen, Laurens van Houdt, Mark A J Gorris, Laura S van Dam, Thomas Mentzel, Marije E Weidema, C Dilara Savci-Heijink, Ingrid M E Desar, Hans H M Merks, Max M van Noesel, Janet Shipley, Winette T A van der Graaf, Uta E Flucke, Friederike A G Meyer-Wentrup
In order to explore the potential of immune checkpoint blockade in sarcoma, we investigated expression and clinical relevance of programmed cell death-1 (PD-1), programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) and CD8 in tumors of 208 sarcoma patients. Primary untreated osteosarcoma (n = 46), Ewing sarcoma (n = 32), alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma (n = 20), embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma (n = 77), synovial sarcoma (n = 22) and desmoplastic small round cell tumors (DSRCT) (n = 11) were examined immunohistochemically. PD-L1 expression was predominantly detected in alveolar and embryonal rhabdomyosarcomas (15% and 16%, respectively)...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050261/alpha-linolenic-acid-stabilizes-hif-1-%C3%AE-and-downregulates-fasn-to-promote-mitochondrial-apoptosis-for-mammary-gland-chemoprevention
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Subhadeep Roy, Atul Kumar Rawat, Shreesh Raj Sammi, Uma Devi, Manjari Singh, Swetlana Gautam, Rajnish Kumar Yadav, Jitendra Kumar Rawat, Lakhveer Singh, Mohd Nazam Ansari, Abdulaziz S Saeedan, Rakesh Pandey, Dinesh Kumar, Gaurav Kaithwas
Alpha linolenic acid is an essential polyunsaturated fatty acid and is reported to have the anti-cancer potential with no defined hypothesis or mechanism/s. Henceforth present study was in-quested to validate the effect of alpha linolenic acid on mitochondrial apoptosis, hypoxic microenvironment and de novo fatty acid synthesis using in-vitro and in-vivo studies. The IC50 value of alpha linolenic acid was recorded to be 17.55μM against ER+MCF-7 cells. Treatment with alpha linolenic acid was evident for the presence of early and late apoptotic signals along with mitochondrial depolarization, when studied through acridine orange/ethidium bromide and JC-1 staining...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049251/esmolol-pretreatment-attenuates-heart-rate-increase-and-parasympathetic-inhibition-during-rapid-increases-in-desflurane-concentration-a-preliminary-randomized-study
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Ming-Chang Kao, I-Shiang Tzeng, Hsiao-Lung Chan
BACKGROUND: Rapid increases in desflurane concentration can transiently increase the heart rate (HR). Esmolol possesses a high β1-adrenoceptor selectivity and a short duration of action. This preliminary study aimed at investigating the effects of esmolol on the HR and autonomic modulation during a desflurane-induced HR increase. METHODS: American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status I female subjects, aged 20 to 50 years, who were undergoing minor breast surgery were randomly assigned to 2 groups...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049181/recurrent-multiple-organ-involvement-of-disseminated-alveolar-echinococcosis-in-3-patients-case-report
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Leilei Xu, Sikandaer Siyiti, Xinghua Song, Hao Wen, Liwen Ding, Akbar Yunus, Zheng Tian, Chong Wang, Jiangtao Chen
RATIONALE: Alveolar echinococcosis (AE) is a rare but highly malignant form of echinococcosis caused by Echinococcus multilocularis. There have been very few reports on multiple-organ AE, especially AE in bones. Here we report 3 rare cases of disseminated multiple-organ AE from western China and its neighboring areas. PATIENT CONCERNS: Patient 1 had back and left hip pain, headache, and weakness in left lower limb, often with minor epilepsy and fluctuation of blood pressure...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049008/exogenous-murine-antimicrobial-peptide-cramp-significantly-exacerbates-ovalbumin-induced-airway-inflammation-but-ameliorates-oxazolone-induced-intestinal-colitis-in-balb-c-mice
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Yang Li, Xiaojie Chu, Cunbao Liu, Weiwei Huang, Yufeng Yao, Ye Xia, Pengyan Sun, Qiong Long, Xuejun Feng, Kui Li, Xu Yang, Hongmei Bai, Wenjia Sun, Yanbing Ma
Cathelicidin has been reported to be multifunctional. The current study aimed to investigate the influences of exogenous cathelicidin-related antimicrobial peptide (CRAMP) on inflammatory responses in different disease models. In OVA-induced allergic airway inflammation, CRAMP significantly enhanced the infiltration of inflammatory cells and accumulation of proinflammatory Th2 cytokine IL-13 and IL-33 in bronchial alveolar lavage fluid (BALF), exacerbated lung tissue inflammation and airway goblet cell hyperplasia, and elevated OVA-specific IgE level in serum...
October 19, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047275/excipient-free-pulmonary-delivery-and-macrophage-targeting-of-clofazimine-via-air-jet-micronization
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Ashlee D Brunaugh, Syed Umer Jan, Silvia Ferrati, Hugh D C Smyth
Clofazimine (CFZ) is highly active against mycobacterium, including resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis, but its therapeutic efficacy via the oral route is limited by severe adverse effects, poor aqueous solubility, and slow onset of action. Pulmonary delivery of CFZ is an attractive alternative to target mycobacterium-harboring alveolar macrophages. This study explores the use of air jet milling to develop a respirable, cost-effective CFZ formulation. Jet milled CFZ was readily dispersed from an off-the-shelf dry powder inhaler without the need for additional excipients or carrier particles...
October 19, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047093/cross-talk-between-mitochondrial-reactive-oxygen-species-and-sarcoplasmic-reticulum-calcium-in-pulmonary-arterial-smooth-muscle-cells
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Tengyao Song, Yun-Min Zheng, Yong-Xiao Wang
Hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction (HPV) occurs during both fetal and postnatal development and plays a critical role in matching regional alveolar perfusion with ventilation in humans and animals. HPV also contributes significantly to the development of pulmonary hypertension. Although the molecular mechanisms of HPV and pulmonary hypertension remain incompletely understood, increasing evidence demonstrates that hypoxia induces an elevated intracellular reactive oxygen species concentration ([ROS]i) in pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells (PASMCs)...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047091/hydrogen-sulfide-as-an-o2-sensor-a-critical-analysis
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Jesus Prieto-Lloret, Philip I Aaronson
There is increasing interest in the physiological actions and therapeutic potential of the gasotransmitter hydrogen sulfide (H2S). In addition to exerting antihypertensive, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and pro-angiogenic effects, H2S has been suggested to play a central and ubiquitous role in O2 sensing. According to this concept, because H2S is metabolized by oxidation, its cellular concentration varies inversely with the ambient pO2 such that hypoxia causes a rise in intracellular [H2S]; this then acts to induce appropriate cellular responses...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047087/effects-of-hyperoxia-on-the-developing-airway-and-pulmonary-vasculature
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Christina M Pabelick, Michael A Thompson, Rodney D Britt
Although it is necessary and part of standard practice, supplemental oxygen (40-90% O2) or hyperoxia is a significant contributing factor to development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia, persistent pulmonary hypertension, recurrent wheezing, and asthma in preterm infants. This chapter discusses hyperoxia and the role of redox signaling in the context of neonatal lung growth and disease. Here, we discuss how hyperoxia promotes dysfunction in the airway and the known redox-mediated mechanisms that are important for postnatal vascular and alveolar development...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047084/ros-signaling-in-the-pathogenesis-of-acute-lung-injury-ali-and-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-ards
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Manuela Kellner, Satish Noonepalle, Qing Lu, Anup Srivastava, Evgeny Zemskov, Stephen M Black
The generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) plays an important role for the maintenance of cellular processes and functions in the body. However, the excessive generation of oxygen radicals under pathological conditions such as acute lung injury (ALI) and its most severe form acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) leads to increased endothelial permeability. Within this hallmark of ALI and ARDS, vascular microvessels lose their junctional integrity and show increased myosin contractions that promote the migration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNs) and the transition of solutes and fluids in the alveolar lumen...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047037/diesel-exhaust-particles-and-the-induction-of-macrophage-activation-and-dysfunction
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REVIEW
Akeem O Lawal
Diesel exhaust particles (DEP) are an important component of air particulate matter, generated from the incomplete combustion of fossil fuel in diesel engines. Several epidemiological and experimental data have shown the ability of DEP to induce oxidative stress and pro-inflammatory response as mechanisms in macrophage activation and dysfunction. Macrophages are very important to immunity and immune response due to their ability to phagocyte microbes and parasites. They also respond to toxic chemicals, such as DEP, in the environment and studies have shown that their functions may be impaired by their exposure to DEP...
October 19, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046695/artemisia-argyi-attenuates-airway-inflammation-in-lipopolysaccharide-induced-acute-lung-injury-model
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Na-Rae Shin, Sung-Hyeuk Park, Je-Won Ko, Hyung-Won Ryu, Seong-Hun Jeong, Jong-Choon Kim, Dong-Ho Shin, Hoon-Sang Lee, In-Sik Shin
Artemisia argyi is used as a health supplement, tea, and food source in Korea. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of Artemisia argyi (AA) and its active compound, dehydromatricarin A (DA), on the attenuation of airway inflammation in a murine model of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute lung injury (ALI). The C57BL/6 mice were administered AA (50 mg/kg or 100 mg/kg) and DA (10 mg/kg or 20 mg/kg) by oral gavage from day 0 to 7 days and LPS treated by intranasal instillation 48 hours before the sacrifice...
September 2017: Laboratory Animal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046251/mycobacterium-tuberculosis-esat6-induces-ifn-%C3%AE-gene-expression-in-macrophages-via-tlrs-mediated-signaling
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Ah-Ra Jang, Joo-Hee Choi, Sung Jae Shin, Jong-Hwan Park
Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a highly virulent bacterium that causes tuberculosis. It infects about one third of the world's population. Type I interferons (IFNs) play a detrimental role in host defense against M. tuberculosis infection. Proteins secreted by M. tuberculosis through ESX-1 secretion system contribute to type I IFNs production. However, the precise mechanism by which 6-kDa early secretory antigen target (ESAT6), one of ESX-1-mediated secretory proteins, induces type I IFNs production in host cells is currently unclear...
October 15, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046210/-diffuse-alveolar-hemorrhage-in-4-girls
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Jia-Jia Dai, Qiang Chen, Li-Bo Wang
This article reports 4 girls with clinical manifestations of recurrent cough and anemia. The age of onset was less than 4 years, and three of them had shortness of breath. None of them had acute hemoptysis. All the girls had positive results of hemosiderin test for bronchoalveolar lavage fluid. As for imaging examination, 3 patients had ground-glass opacity, and 1 had interstitial change. Three girls were given the treatment for idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis and had no response. Selective bronchial arteriography was performed for the 4 girls and found bronchial artery to pulmonary circulation shunt (BPS)...
October 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045980/-anti-neutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibodies-associated-vasculitis-with-lung-hemorrhage-in-the-patient-on-maintenance-haemodialysis-a-case-report
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J X Ding, M Wang
Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV) is usually a multisystem disorder, and pulmonary renal syndrome is a common presentation. Patients with AAV are less likely to experience relapse when they progress to end-stage renal disease (ESRD). We report a rare case of diffuse alveolar hemorrhage (DAH) in relapsing AAV after eight years of haemodialysis. A 58-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with the chief complaints of dyspnea and hemoptysis accompanied by anemia, fever, fatigue, and weight loss...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045979/-changes-of-serum-krebs-von-den-lungen-6-levels-in-interstitial-lung-disease-associated-with-dermatomyositis-and-secondary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-a-case-report
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J F Yu, Y B Jin, J He, Y An, Z G Li
Interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) are a diverse group of pulmonary disorders characterized by various patterns of inflammation and fibrosis in the interstitium of the lung. The underlying pathogenesis of ILDs is complex and associated with multiple rheumatologic conditions, such as systemic sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, pollymyositis and dermatomyositis, Sjögren's syndrome, and systemic lupus erythematosus. As the disease progresses, excessive pulmonary fibrosis impairs alveolar gas exchange and damages pulmonary function...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045046/a-novel-mouse-cre-driver-line-targeting-perilipin-2-expressing-cells-in-the-neonatal-lung
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Aglaia Ntokou, Marten Szibor, José Alberto Rodríguez-Castillo, Jennifer Quantius, Susanne Herold, Elie El Agha, Saverio Bellusci, Isabelle Salwig, Thomas Braun, Robert Voswinckel, Werner Seeger, Rory E Morty, Katrin Ahlbrecht
Pulmonary diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung fibrosis, and bronchopulmonary dysplasia are characterized by the destruction or malformation of the alveolar regions of the lung. The underlying pathomechanisms at play are an area of intense interest since these mechanisms may reveal pathways suitable for interventions to drive reparative processes. Lipid-laden fibroblasts (lipofibroblasts) express the Perilipin 2 (Plin2) gene-product, PLIN2, commonly called adipose-differentiation related protein (ADRP) These cells are also thought to play a role in alveolarization and repair after injury to the alveolus...
October 16, 2017: Genesis: the Journal of Genetics and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045045/mesenchymal-stromal-cell-therapy-in-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-preclinical-studies
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Sajit Augustine, Marc T Avey, Brittany Harrison, Tiffany Locke, Mona Ghannad, David Moher, Bernard Thébaud
Extreme prematurity is the leading cause of death among children under 5 years of age. Currently, there is no treatment for bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), the most common complication of extreme prematurity. Experimental studies in animal models of BPD suggest that mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are lung protective. To date, no systematic review and meta-analysis has evaluated the preclinical evidence of this promising therapy. Our protocol was registered with Collaborative Approach to Meta-Analysis and Review of Animal Data from Experimental Studies prior to searching MEDLINE (1946 to June 1, 2015), Embase (1947 to 2015 Week 22), Pubmed, Web of Science, and conference proceedings (1990 to present) for controlled comparative studies of neonatal animal models that received MSCs or cell free MSC-derived conditioned media (MSC-CM)...
October 17, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044575/investigation-of-the-effect-of-astaxanthin-on-alveolar-bone-loss-in-experimental-periodontitis
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H Balci Yuce, A Lektemur Alpan, F Gevrek, H Toker
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Astaxanthin is a keto-carotenoid that has a strong antioxidant effect. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of astaxanthin on alveolar bone loss and histopathological changes in ligature-induced periodontitis in rats. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Wistar rats were divided into four experimental groups: non-ligated (C, n = 6); ligature only (L, n = 6); ligature and astaxanthin (1 mg/kg/day astaxanthin, AS1 group, n = 8); ligature and astaxanthin (5 mg/kg/day astaxanthin, AS5 group, n = 8)...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Periodontal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044524/effects-of-loss-of-occlusal-contact-on-the-expression-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-2-membrane-type-1-mmp-tissue-inhibitor-of-the-mmp-2-eruption-rate-organization-and-resistance-of-collagen-fibers-of-the-rat-incisor-periodontal-ligament
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N F Omar, J R Gomes, J S Neves, P D Novaes
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the effect of occlusal contact loss (induced by tooth shortening), on matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2, membrane type 1-MMP (MT1-MMP) and tissue inhibitor of the MMP-2 (TIMP-2) expressions in the periodontal ligament of the rat incisor, as well as eruption rate, resistance and collagen organization. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Male Wistar rats were distributed into a control group, denominated normofunctional group, whose lower teeth underwent a normal eruption process; and a hypofunctional group, whose lower left incisor teeth were shortened every 2 days during 14 days...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Periodontal Research
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