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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804458/induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-attenuate-cigarette-smoke-induced-cardiac-remodeling-and-dysfunction
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Yingmin Liang, Xiang Li, Yuelin Zhang, Sze Chun Yeung, Zhe Zhen, Mary S M Ip, Hung Fat Tse, Qizhou Lian, Judith C W Mak
The strong relationship between cigarette smoking and cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been well-documented, but the mechanisms by which smoking increases CVD risk appear to be multifactorial and incompletely understood. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are regarded as an important candidate for cell-based therapy in CVD. We hypothesized that MSCs derived from induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC-MSCs) or bone marrow (BM-MSCs) might alleviate cigarette smoke (CS)-induced cardiac injury. This study aimed to investigate the effects of BM-MSCs or iPSC-MSCs on CS-induced changes in serum and cardiac lipid profiles, oxidative stress and inflammation as well as cardiac function in a rat model of passive smoking...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792962/aberrant-cgmp-signaling-persists-during-recovery-in-mice-with-oxygen-induced-pulmonary-hypertension
#2
Marta Perez, Keng Jin Lee, Herminio J Cardona, Joann M Taylor, Mary E Robbins, Gregory B Waypa, Sara K Berkelhamer, Kathryn N Farrow
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), a common complication of preterm birth, is associated with pulmonary hypertension (PH) in 25% of infants with moderate to severe BPD. Neonatal mice exposed to hyperoxia for 14d develop lung disease similar to BPD, with evidence of associated PH. The cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) signaling pathway has not been well studied in BPD-associated PH. In addition, there is little data about the natural history of hyperoxia-induced PH in mice or the utility of phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE5) inhibition in established disease...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775094/x-ray-based-lung-function-measurement-reveals-persistent-loss-of-lung-tissue-elasticity-in-mice-recovered-from-allergic-airway-inflammation
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Marietta Andrea Markus, Sergej Borowik, Marius Reichardt, Giuliana Tromba, Frauke Alves, Christian Dullin
Chronic asthma patients experience difficulties even years after the inciting allergen. Although studies in small animal asthma models have enormously advanced progress in uncovering the mechanisms of inception and development of the disease, little is known about the processes involved in the persistence of asthma symptoms in the absence of allergen exposure. Long term asthma mouse models have so far been scarce or not been able to reproduce the findings in patients. Here we used a common ovalbumin induced acute allergic airway inflammation mouse model to study lung function and remodeling after a four months recovery period...
August 3, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727907/novel-role-of-surfactant-protein-a-in-bacterial-sinusitis
#4
George T Noutsios, Amanda L Willis, Julie G Ledford, Eugene H Chang
BACKGROUND: Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a common inflammatory disorder of the upper airway characterized by chronic inflammation and significant sinonasal remodeling. CRS is comprised of 2 major subgroups, based on whether polyps are present or absent. In some cases, it is characterized by colonization with opportunistic pathogens such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA), Staphylococcus aureus, and other bacteria. The innate immune system of the sinonasal epithelium is the first line of defense against inhaled pathogens...
July 20, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723225/preferential-generation-of-15-hete-pe-induced-by-il-13-regulates-goblet-cell-differentiation-in-human-airway-epithelial-cells
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Jinming Zhao, Yoshinori Minami, Emily Etling, John M Coleman, Sarah N Lauder, Victoria Tyrrell, Maceler Aldrovandi, Valerie O'Donnell, Hans-Erik Claesson, Valerian Kagan, Sally Wenzel
RATIONALE: Type-2-associated goblet cell hyperplasia and mucus hypersecretion are well known features of asthma. 15-Lipoxygenase (15LO1) is induced by the Type-2 cytokines/IL-13 in human airway epithelial cells (HAEC) in vitro and is increased in fresh asthmatic HAECs ex vivo. 15LO1 generates a variety of products, including 15-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid (15-HETE), 15-HETE-phosphatidyethanoloamine (PE) (15-HETE-PE) and 13-hydroxyoctadecadienoic acid (13-HODE). The current study investigated the 15LO1 metabolite profile at baseline and after IL-13 treatment, and the influence on goblet cell differentiation in HAECs...
July 19, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700567/recombinant-ccn1-prevents-hyperoxia-induced-lung-injury-in-neonatal-rats
#6
Ruben Vaidya, Ronald Zambrano, Julia K Hummler, Shihua Luo, Matthew R Duncan, Karen Young, Lester F Lau, Shu Wu
BACKGROUND: Cystein rich protein 61 (Cyr61/CCN1) is a member of the CCN family of matricellular proteins that plays an improtant role in tissue development and remodeling. However, the role of CCN1 in in the pathogensis of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is unknown. Accordingly, we have investigated the effects of CCN1 on a hyperoxia-induced lung injury model in neonatal rats. METHODS: In experiment 1: newborn rats were randomized to room air (RA) or 85% oxygen (O2) for 7 or 14 days and we assessed the expression of CCN1...
July 12, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700139/oct-layered-tomography-of-the-cornea-provides-new-insights-on-remodeling-after-photorefractive-keratectomy
#7
Rachana S Chandapura, Rohit Shetty, Rushad Shroff, Neha Shilpy, Mathew Francis, Abhijit Sinha Roy
OCT topography of corneal layers was generated to analyze the remodeling of the epithelium and stroma after photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). Myopic PRK was performed in 15 patients. One eye underwent manual scraping of epithelium while the other was treated with Epi clear™. Epi clear allowed a gentler removal of the epithelium compared to manual scraping. Scheimpflug (Pentacam™, OCULUS Optikgerate Gmbh, Germany) and OCT (RTVue™, Optovue Inc., USA) scan of the cornea was performed before and after PRK (3 months)...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543436/prenatal-environmental-tobacco-smoke-exposure-increases-allergic-asthma-risk-with-methylation-changes-in-mice
#8
Sonja Christensen, Zeina Jaffar, Elizabeth Cole, Virginia Porter, Maria Ferrini, Britten Postma, Kent E Pinkerton, Mihi Yang, Yang Jee Kim, Luke Montrose, Kevan Roberts, Andrij Holian, Yoon Hee Cho
Allergic asthma remains an inadequately understood disease. In utero exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) has been identified as an environmental exposure that can increase an individual's asthma risk. To improve our understanding of asthma onset and development, we examined the effect of in utero ETS exposure on allergic disease susceptibility in an asthmatic phenotype using a house dust mite (HDM) allergen-induced murine model. Pregnant C57BL/6 mice were exposed to either filtered air or ETS during gestation, and their offspring were further exposed to HDM at 6-7 weeks old to induce allergic inflammation...
July 2017: Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540437/volatile-organic-compounds-and-good-laboratory-practices-in-the-in-vitro-fertilization-laboratory-the-important-parameters-for-successful-outcome-in-extended-culture
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Nupur Agarwal, Ratna Chattopadhyay, Sanghamitra Ghosh, Arpita Bhoumik, S K Goswami, Baidyanath Chakravarty
PURPOSE: This study aims to describe the role of implementing good laboratory practices to improve in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes which are of great interest for practitioners dealing with infertility. METHODS: Certain modifications were introduced in May 2015 in our IVF laboratory like high-efficiency particulate air CODA system, steel furniture instead of wooden, use of new disinfectants like oosafe, and restriction of personnel entry along with avoidance of cosmetics like perfume to improve pregnancy rates...
August 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524625/mrna-decay-an-adaptation-tool-for-the-environmental-fungal-pathogen-cryptococcus-neoformans
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REVIEW
Amanda L M Bloom, Jay Leipheimer, John C Panepinto
Fungi are ubiquitous in the environment and humans constantly encounter them in the soil, air, water, and food. The vast majority of these interactions are inconsequential. However, in the context of immunodeficiency precipitated by HIV infection, hematologic malignancy, or transplantation, a small subset of fungi can cause devastating, systemic infection. The most deadly of the opportunistic environmental fungi, Cryptococcus neoformans, is estimated to cause hundreds of thousands of deaths per year, mostly in the context of HIV co-infection...
September 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524210/sulfur-dioxide-foe-or-friend-for-life
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REVIEW
Xin-Bao Wang, Hong Cui, Xiaohong Liu, Jun-Bao Du
Sulfur dioxide (SO₂) is a toxic gas and air pollutant. The toxic effects of SO₂ have been extensively studied. Oxidative damage due to SO2 can occur in multiple organs. Inhaled SO₂ can also cause chromosomal aberrations, DNA damage and gene mutations in mammals. However, SO₂ can also be generated from the sulfur-containing amino acid, L-cysteine. Recent studies have shown that SO₂ has a vasorelaxant effect, and ameliorates pulmonary hypertension and vascular remodeling. SO₂ can also reduce lung injury and myocardial injury in rats...
May 19, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470140/temporal-structure-function-variation-in-cultured-differentiated-human-nasal-epithelium-associated-with-acute-single-exposure-to-tobacco-smoke-or-e-cigarette-vapor
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Johnny L Carson, Laura Zhou, Luisa Brighton, Katherine H Mills, Haibo Zhou, Ilona Jaspers, Milan Hazucha
OBJECTIVE: Mucociliary clearance sustains a baseline functionality and an "on demand" capability to upregulate clearance upon irritant exposure involving mucus hypersecretion and accelerated ciliary beat frequency (CBF) modulated by nitric oxide (NO). This study characterized these elements as well as cellular and exogenous NO concentrations subsequent to a single exposure to tobacco smoke (TS) or e-cigarette vapor (EV) on cultured human airway epithelium. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Air-liquid interface (ALI) airway epithelial cultures per nonsmoking human subjects were subjected to single TS or EV exposures...
February 2017: Inhalation Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461289/associations-in-asthma-between-quantitative-computed-tomography-and%C3%A2-bronchial-biopsy-derived-airway-remodelling
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Rachid Berair, Ruth Hartley, Vijay Mistry, Ajay Sheshadri, Sumit Gupta, Amisha Singapuri, Sherif Gonem, Richard P Marshall, Ana R Sousa, Aarti Shikotra, Richard Kay, Andrew Wardlaw, Peter Bradding, Salman Siddiqui, Mario Castro, Christopher E Brightling
Airway remodelling in asthma remains poorly understood. This study aimed to determine the association of airway remodelling measured on bronchial biopsies with 1) lung function impairment and 2) thoracic quantitative computed tomography (QCT)-derived morphometry and densitometry measures of proximal airway remodelling and air trapping.Subjects were recruited from a single centre. Bronchial biopsy remodelling features that were the strongest predictors of lung function impairment and QCT-derived proximal airway morphometry and air trapping markers were determined by stepwise multiple regression...
May 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450548/evidence-for-age-dependent-air-space-enlargement-contributing-to-loss-of-lung-tissue-elastic-recoil-pressure-and-increased-shear-modulus-in-older-age
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Karthik Subramaniam, Haribalan Kumar, Merryn H Tawhai
As a normal part of mature ageing, lung tissue undergoes microstructural changes such as alveolar airspace enlargement and redistribution of collagen and elastin away from the alveolar duct. The older lung also experiences an associated decrease in elastic recoil pressure and an increase in specific tissue elastic moduli, but how this relates mechanistically to microstructural remodeling is not well understood. In this study we use a structure-based mechanics analysis to elucidate the contributions of age-related airspace enlargement and redistribution of elastin and collagen to loss of lung elastic recoil pressure and increase in tissue elastic moduli...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448484/tissue-engineered-3d-human-lymphatic-microvascular-network-for-in-vitro-studies-of-lymphangiogenesis
#15
Laure Gibot, Todd Galbraith, Jennifer Bourland, Anita Rogic, Mihaela Skobe, François A Auger
This protocol describes a unique in vitro method for the generation of a 3D human lymphatic network within native connective tissue devoid of any exogenous material such as scaffolds or growth factors. In this five-stage protocol, human lymphatic endothelial cells (LECs) cocultured with dermal fibroblasts spontaneously organize into a stable 3D lymphatic capillary network. Stage 1 involves the isolation of primary fibroblasts and LECs from human skin. Fibroblasts are then cultured to produce connective tissue rich in extracellular matrix (stage 2), onto which LECs are seeded to form a network (stage 3)...
May 2017: Nature Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426774/the-role-of-air-pollution-in-myocardial-remodeling
#16
A M de Oliveira-Fonoff, C Mady, F G Pessoa, K C B Fonseca, V M C Salemi, F Fernandes, P H N Saldiva, F J A Ramires
BACKGROUND: Excessive air pollution in urban environments can impact morbidity and mortality. The authors evaluated the role of particulate matter2.5 (PM2.5) in structural, geometric, and functional remodeling in hearts, using an experimental model of myocardial infarction. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Seventy-five rats were divided into 5 groups: control (CG), CG exposed to PM2.5 pollution (CGP), myocardial infarcted group (MI), infarcted group immediately exposed to pollution (IGP-I), and infarcted group previously exposed to pollution and kept exposed after infarction (IGP-II)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412860/modeling-vascular-inflammation-and-atherogenicity-after-inhalation-of-ambient-levels-of-ozone-exploratory-lessons-from-transcriptomics
#17
Andrea Tham, Dominic Lullo, Sarah Dalton, Siyang Zeng, Ian van Koeverden, Mehrdad Arjomandi
BACKGROUND: Epidemiologic studies have linked inhalation of air pollutants such as ozone to cardiovascular mortality. Human exposure studies have shown that inhalation of ambient levels of ozone causes airway and systemic inflammation and an imbalance in sympathetic/parasympathetic tone. METHODS: To explore molecular mechanisms through which ozone inhalation contributes to cardiovascular mortality, we compared transcriptomics data previously obtained from bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) cells obtained from healthy subjects after inhalational exposure to ozone (200 ppb for 4 h) to those of various cell samples from 11 published studies of patients with atherosclerotic disease using the Nextbio genomic data platform...
February 2017: Inhalation Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402512/defective-trophoblast-invasion-underlies-fetal-growth-restriction-and-pre-eclampsia-like-symptoms-in-the-stroke-prone-spontaneously-hypertensive-rat
#18
G Barrientos, M Pussetto, M Rose, A C Staff, S M Blois, J E Toblli
STUDY QUESTION: What is the impact of chronic hypertension on placental development, fetal growth and maternal outcome in the stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHRSP)? SUMMARY ANSWER: SHRSP showed an impaired remodeling of the spiral arteries and abnormal pattern of trophoblast invasion during placentation, which were associated with subsequent maternal glomerular injury and increased baseline hypertension as well as placental insufficiency and asymmetric fetal growth restriction...
April 11, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400369/in-utero-particulate-matter-exposure-produces-heart-failure-electrical-remodeling-and-epigenetic-changes-at-adulthood
#19
Vineeta Tanwar, Matthew W Gorr, Markus Velten, Clayton M Eichenseer, Victor P Long, Ingrid M Bonilla, Vikram Shettigar, Mark T Ziolo, Jonathan P Davis, Stephen H Baine, Cynthia A Carnes, Loren E Wold
BACKGROUND: Particulate matter (PM; PM2.5 [PM with diameters of <2.5 μm]) exposure during development is strongly associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes at adulthood. In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that in utero PM2.5 exposure alone could alter cardiac structure and function at adulthood. METHODS AND RESULTS: Female FVB mice were exposed either to filtered air or PM2.5 at an average concentration of 73.61 μg/m(3) for 6 h/day, 7 days/week throughout pregnancy...
April 11, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390080/changes-in-acute-pulmonary-vascular-responsiveness-to-hypoxia-during-a-progressive-ascent-to-high-altitude-5300%C3%A2-m
#20
Andrew M Luks, Denny Levett, Daniel S Martin, Christopher H Goss, Kay Mitchell, Bernadette O Fernandez, Martin Feelisch, Michael P Grocott, Erik R Swenson
What is the central question of this study? Do the pulmonary vascular responses to hypoxia change during progressive exposure to high altitude and can alterations in these responses be related to changes in concentrations of circulating biomarkers that affect the pulmonary circulation? What is the main finding and its importance? In our field study with healthy volunteers, we demonstrate changes in pulmonary artery pressure suggestive of remodelling in the pulmonary circulation, but find no changes in the acute responsiveness of the pulmonary circulation to changes in oxygenation during 2 weeks of exposure to progressive hypoxia...
April 8, 2017: Experimental Physiology
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