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Air remodeling

Gimano D Amatngalim, Jasmijn A Schrumpf, Fernanda Dishchekenian, Tinne C J Mertens, Dennis K Ninaber, Abraham C van der Linden, Charles Pilette, Christian Taube, Pieter S Hiemstra, Anne M van der Does
Research question : It is currently unknown how cigarette smoke-induced airway remodelling affects highly expressed respiratory epithelial defence proteins and thereby mucosal host defence. Methods: Localization of a selected set of highly expressed respiratory epithelial host defence proteins was assessed in well-differentiated primary bronchial epithelial cell (PBEC) cultures. Next, PBEC were cultured at the air-liquid interface and during differentiation for 2-3 weeks daily exposed to whole cigarette smoke...
March 15, 2018: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
Agnieszka A Ksiazek, Laura Frese, Petra E Dijkman, Bart Sanders, Sarah E Motta, Benedikt Weber, Simon P Hoerstrup
Data on in vitro engineered "off the shelf" matrices support the concept of endogenous cellular repopulation driving the graft's remodeling via immune-mediated response. This seems important to further accelerate the cell reconstitution and may play a crucial role when mononuclear cells are used. Nevertheless, studies on decellularized xenogeneic grafts showed only limited host cell repopulation post-implantation. This study aims at a systematic comparison of reseeding methods (dripping, injection, bathing in a cell suspension and combined puncturing-dripping method) to define the most efficient technique enhancing recellularization of tissue engineered vascular matrices (patches, vessels, small diameter and standard size valves) prior implantation...
March 2, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
Delphine Sicard, Andrew J Haak, Kyoung Moo Choi, Alexandria R Craig, Laura E Fredenburgh, Daniel J Tschumperlin
Lung function is inherently mechanical in nature, and depends on the capacity to conduct air and blood to and from the gas exchange regions. Variations in the elastic properties of the human lung across anatomical compartments and with aging are likely important determinants of lung function, but remain relatively poorly characterized. Here we applied atomic force microscopy to characterize human lung tissue from subjects ranging in age from 11 to 60 years old. We observed striking anatomical variations in elastic modulus, with the airways (200-350 µm diameter) the stiffest and the parenchymal regions the most compliant...
February 22, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Jing Liu, YingYing Li, Anand Kumar Andiappan, Yan Yan, Tan Kai Sen, Hsiao Hui Ong, Kim Thye Thong, Yew Kwang Ong, Feng Gang Yu, Heng Boon Low, Yong Liang Zhang, Li Shi, De Yun Wang
BACKGROUND: The IL-13 receptor α2 (IL-13Rα2) is a receptor for IL-13 which has conflicting roles in mediating IL-13 responses in the lower airway; with little known about its impact on upper airway diseases. We sought to investigate the expression of IL-13 receptors, IL-13Rα1 and IL-13Rα2, in chronically inflamed nasal epithelium, and explore IL-13 induced signaling pathways in an in vitro model of human nasal epithelial cells (hNECs). METHODS: The protein and mRNA expression levels of IL-13 and its receptors in nasal biopsies of patients with nasal polyps (NP) and healthy controls were evaluated...
February 6, 2018: Allergy
Tim Rolvien, Felix N Schmidt, Petar Milovanovic, Katharina Jähn, Christoph Riedel, Sebastian Butscheidt, Klaus Püschel, Anke Jeschke, Michael Amling, Björn Busse
Within the mineralized bone, osteocytes form a multifunctional mechanosensitive network orchestrating bone remodelling. A preserved osteocyte population is a crucial determinant of bone quality. In human auditory ossicles, the early decrease in osteocyte numbers but maintained integrity remains an unexplained phenomenon that might serve for sound transmission from air to the labyrinth. Here we analysed the frequency, size and composition of osteocyte lacunae in the auditory ossicles of 22 individuals from early postnatal period to old age...
January 30, 2018: Scientific Reports
Hidehiko Nakanishi, Shunichi Morikawa, Shuji Kitahara, Asuka Yoshii, Atsushi Uchiyama, Satoshi Kusuda, Taichi Ezaki
PURPOSE: Pulmonary microvascular injury is associated with the pathogenesis of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). To characterize the mechanisms of pulmonary vascular disease resulting from BPD, we studied the ultrastructural changes affecting pulmonary microvasculature. METHODS: Newborn ICR mice were exposed to 85% hyperoxia or normoxia for 14 days, and then normal air replacement conditions for the following 7 days. At postnatal day (P)14 and P21, lungs were harvested for ultrastructural examination and assessment of pulmonary hypertension...
January 23, 2018: Medical Molecular Morphology
Emilie Giraud, Tereza Lěstinová, Tamsyn Derrick, Oihane Martin, Rod J Dillon, Petr Volf, Ingrid Műller, Paul A Bates, Matthew E Rogers
Leishmania parasites are transmitted to vertebrate hosts by female phlebotomine sand flies as they bloodfeed by lacerating the upper capillaries of the dermis with their barbed mouthparts. In the sand fly midgut secreted proteophosphoglycans from Leishmania form a biological plug known as the promastigote secretory gel (PSG), which blocks the gut and facilitates the regurgitation of infective parasites. The interaction between the wound created by the sand fly bite and PSG is not known. Here we nanoinjected a sand fly egested dose of PSG into BALB/c mouse skin that lead to the differential expression of 7,907 transcripts...
January 19, 2018: PLoS Pathogens
Marta Stolarczyk, Guido Veit, Andrea Schnur, Mieke Veltman, Gergely L Lukacs, Bob J Scholte
The EGFR/ADAM17 signaling pathway mediates the shedding of growth factors and secretion of cytokines, and is involved in chronic inflammation and tissue remodeling. Since these are hallmarks of cystic fibrosis (CF) lung disease, we hypothesized that CFTR deficiency enhances EGFR/ADAM17 activity in human bronchial epithelial cells. In CFBE41o- cells lacking functional CFTR (iCFTR-) cultured at air-liquid interface (ALI) we found enhanced ADAM17-mediated shedding of the EGFR ligand amphiregulin (AREG) compared to genetically identical cells with induced CFTR expression (iCFTR+)...
December 14, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Jennifer Leigh Rodgers, Eva Samal, Subhra Mohapatra, Siva Kumar Panguluri
Hyperoxia, or supplemental oxygen, is regularly used in the clinical setting for critically ill patients in ICU. However, several recent studies have demonstrated the negative impact of this treatment in patients in critical care, including increased rates of lung and cardiac injury, as well as increased mortality. The purpose of this study was to determine the predisposition for arrhythmias and electrical remodeling in a type 2 diabetic mouse model (db/db), as a result of hyperoxia treatment. For this, db/db and their heterozygous controls were treated with hyperoxia (> 90% oxygen) or normoxia (normal air) for 72-h...
December 5, 2017: Heart and Vessels
Guorong She, Ziqi Zhou, Zhengang Zha, Fei Wang, Xiaoting Pan
Subchondral bone reabsorption and remodeling are responsible for the initiation and progression of osteoarthritis (OA). Zoledronic acid (ZOL), a third-generation bisphosphonate (BIS), is an inhibitor of bone reabsorption. However, the intervention effect of ZOL on OA has not been fully characterized and remains to be directly demonstrated in animal experiments. The present study examined the microscopic and macroscopic changes in the anterior cruciate ligament transection (ACLT) model of OA in rabbits and evaluated the effects of ZOL on cartilage degeneration and subchondral bone loss...
November 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Anke Schnapper, Astrid Christmann, Lars Knudsen, Parwis Rahmanian, Yeong-Hoon Choi, Mohamed Zeriouh, Samira Karavidic, Klaus Neef, Anja Sterner-Kock, Maria Guschlbauer, Florian Hofmaier, Alexandra C Maul, Thorsten Wittwer, Thorsten Wahlers, Christian Mühlfeld, Matthias Ochs
More frequent utilization of non-heart-beating donor (NHBD) organs for lung transplantation has the potential to relieve the shortage of donor organs. In particular with respect to uncontrolled NHBD, concerns exist regarding the risk of ischaemia/reperfusion (IR) injury-related graft damage or dysfunction. Due to their immunomodulating and tissue-remodelling properties, bone-marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been suspected of playing a beneficial role regarding short- and long-term survival and function of the allograft...
February 2018: Journal of Anatomy
Oliver A Prince, Thomas M Krunkosky, Edward S Sheppard, Duncan C Krause
Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a human respiratory tract pathogen causing acute and chronic airway disease states that can include long-term carriage and extrapulmonary spread. The mechanisms of persistence and migration beyond the conducting airways, however, remain poorly understood. We previously described an acute exposure model using normal human bronchial epithelium (NHBE) in air-liquid interface culture, showing that M. pneumoniae gliding motility is essential for initial colonisation and subsequent spread, including localisation to epithelial cell junctions...
March 2018: Cellular Microbiology
Jing Liu, Xiaoqing Ye, Dapeng Ji, Xiaofei Zhou, Cong Qiu, Weiping Liu, Luyang Yu
Diesel exhaust (DE) is one of the main sources of urban air pollution. An increasing number of evidence showed the association of air pollution with cardiovascular diseases. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is one of the most disastrous vascular diseases, which results in right ventricular failure and death. However, the relationship of DE inhalation exposure with PAH is still unknown. In this study, male adult mice were exposed by inhalation to filtered ambient air (negative control), 10% O2 hypoxia (PAH-phenotype positive control), 350 μg/m(3) particulate matter whole DE, or the combination of DE and hypoxic condition...
November 11, 2017: Environmental Pollution
Melanie G Kitagawa, Julia O Reynolds, Xander H T Wehrens, Robert M Bryan, Lavannya M Pandit
Introduction: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) carries significant associated morbidity and mortality and the underlying molecular mechanisms of PH are not well understood. Loss-of-function mutations in TASK-1 potassium channels are associated with PH in humans. Although TASK-1 has been considered in the development of PH for over a decade, characterization of TASK-1 knockout mice has been limited to in vitro studies or in vivo studies in room air at isolated time points. The purpose of this study was twofold...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
Yanna Du, Jianhua Fu, Li Yao, Dan Zhang, Na Liu, Xindong Xue
Numerous studies have demonstrated that altered expression levels of four and a half LIM domains 1 (FHL1) and P21 are necessary for hypoxia-induced pulmonary vascular remodeling in both adult rats and human patients with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension. However, whether FHL1 and P21 are present in the pulmonary artery and whether these proteins affect pulmonary vascular remodeling in hypoxia-induced pulmonary hypertension (HPH) in neonatal rats remain unknown. The present study investigated the effects of altered FHL1 and P21 expression on pulmonary vascular remodeling in neonatal rats with HPH...
November 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Christine B Bui, Merrin A Pang, Arvind Sehgal, Christiane Theda, Jason C Lao, Philip J Berger, Marcel F Nold, Claudia A Nold-Petry
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) and BPD-associated pulmonary hypertension (BPD-PH) are chronic inflammatory cardiopulmonary diseases with devastating short- and long-term consequences for infants born prematurely. The immature lungs of preterm infants are ill-prepared to achieve sufficient gas exchange, thus usually necessitating immediate commencement of respiratory support and oxygen supplementation. These therapies are life-saving, but they exacerbate the tissue damage that is inevitably inflicted on a preterm lung forced to perform gas exchange...
November 2017: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
Julia A Gindele, Samuel Mang, Nicolas Pairet, Ingrid Christ, Florian Gantner, Jürgen Schymeinsky, David J Lamb
Inappropriate repair responses to pulmonary epithelial injury have been linked to perturbation of epithelial barrier function and airway remodelling in a number of respiratory diseases, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. We developed an in vitro mechanical scratch injury model in air-liquid interface differentiated primary human small airway epithelial cells that recapitulates many of the characteristics observed during epithelial wound injury in both human tissue and small animal models...
2017: PloS One
Gareth R Willis, Angeles Fernandez-Gonzalez, Jamie Anastas, Sally H Vitali, Xianlan Liu, Maria Ericsson, April Kwong, S Alex Mitsialis, Stella Kourembanas
RATIONALE: Mesenchymal stem/stromal cell (MSC) therapies have shown promise in preclinical models of pathologies relevant to newborn medicine, such as bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). We have reported that the therapeutic capacity of MSCs is comprised in their secretome, and demonstrated that the therapeutic vectors are exosomes produced by MSCs (MSC-exos). OBJECTIVE: To assess efficacy of MSC-exo treatment in a pre-clinical model of BPD and to investigate mechanisms underlying MSC-exo therapeutic action...
August 30, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Xiao-Qing Chen, Sheng-Hua Wu, Yan-Yan Luo, Bing-Jie Li, Shu-Jun Li, Hong-Yan Lu, Rui Jin, Zhong-Yi Sun
Transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) superfamily members are key regulators for lung development and progress of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). The mechanisms by which lipoxin A4 (LXA4) attenuates development of BPD have not been clarified. Neonatal murine BPD models were inducted by hyperoxia treatment. Neonatal mice were exposed to room air or 85% O2 hyperoxia with or without treatment with 5S,6R-methyl-LXA4 or anti-TGF-β antibodies. Mouse lung epithelial cells (MLE-12 cells) and mouse embryonic fibroblasts (NIH/3T3 cells) were cultured in room air or 85% O2 followed by treatment of LXA4, anti-TGF-β antibodies, and let-7c mimic/anti-microRNA transfections...
December 2017: Inflammation
Yuki Murata, Yuta Nakashoji, Masaki Kondo, Yugo Tanaka, Masahiko Hashimoto
We previously developed a technique that enabled automatic creation of monodisperse water-in-oil droplets with the use of an air-evacuated PDMS microfluidic device. Although the device generated droplets over a long-time period, the production rate was slow (∼10 droplets per second). In the current study, we aimed to improve this rate, using the same fluid pumping principle described in our previous work, by remodeling our device configuration. To achieve this aim, we developed a new device with a much larger PDMS surface area-to-volume ratio within the air-trapping void space (178 cm(-1) ), than that of our earlier device (5...
August 16, 2017: Electrophoresis
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