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Pulmonary epithelium

Elif B Turkoglu, Sara E Lally, Carol L Shields
PURPOSE: To report a case of choroidal sarcoid granuloma simulating choroidal metastasis in a patient with prostate carcinoma. METHOD: Case report. RESULTS: A 66-year-old man was found to have an asymptomatic choroidal mass in his left eye. He had known history of pulmonary sarcoidosis without systemic involvement and prostate carcinoma without metastasis. On examination, visual acuity was 20/20 in each eye. Anterior segment was normal, without inflammatory sign in either eye...
October 18, 2016: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
Yoko Kojima, Koji Okudela, Mai Matsumura, Takahiro Omori, Tomohisa Baba, Akimasa Sekine, Tetsukan Woo, Shigeaki Umeda, Tamiko Takemura, Hideaki Mitsui, Takehisa Suzuki, Yoko Tateishi, Tae Iwasawa, Hiromasa Arai, Michihiko Tajiri, Takashi Ogura, Yoichi Kameda, Munetaka Masuda, Kenich Ohashi
AIMS: To investigate the pathological features of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (IIP) - associated pulmonary adenocarcinoma. METHODS: Surgically resected adenocarcinomas associated with IIP (the IIP group) and adenocarcinomas without IIP (the non-IIP group) were subjected. We here further focused on adenocarcinomas that developed in the honeycomb lesions. Adenocarcinomas in the IIP group were subdivided into two groups, one group included tumors connected to bronchiolar metaplasia in honeycomb lesions (the H-IIP group) and the other included tumors unrelated to honeycomb lesions (the NH-IIP group)...
October 19, 2016: Histopathology
Suzanne Miller, Amanda P Henry, Emily Hodge, Alexander K Kheirallah, Charlotte K Billington, Tracy L Rimington, Sangita K Bhaker, Ma'en Obeidat, Erik Melén, Simon K Merid, Caroline Swan, Catherine Gowland, Carl P Nelson, Ceri E Stewart, Charlotte E Bolton, Iain Kilty, Anders Malarstig, Stuart G Parker, Miriam F Moffatt, Andrew J Wardlaw, Ian P Hall, Ian Sayers
INTRODUCTION: Genome-Wide Association Studies have identified associations between lung function measures and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and chromosome region 6p21 containing the gene for the Advanced Glycation End Product Receptor (AGER, encoding RAGE). We aimed to (i) characterise RAGE expression in the lung, (ii) identify AGER transcripts, (iii) ascertain if SNP rs2070600 (Gly82Ser C/T) is associated with lung function and serum sRAGE levels and (iv) identify whether the Gly82Ser variant is functionally important in altering sRAGE levels in an airway epithelial cell model...
2016: PloS One
Takashi Oide, Kazuhiro Yasufuku, Kiyoshi Shibuya, Ichiro Yoshino, Yukio Nakatani, Kenzo Hiroshima
We report a 38-year-old woman with a left lung tumor presenting as obstructive pneumonia. Bronchoscopic examination revealed a polypoid tumor filling the left main bronchus. The tumor was partially resected by a snaring procedure for diagnostic purposes. Microscopic examination revealed a submucosal tumor located underneath normal bronchial epithelium. The tumor was composed of sheets of uniform oval to cuboidal cells encompassing numerous blood vessels. Immunohistochemically, the tumor cells exhibited smooth muscle markers, but were negative for neuroendocrine markers...
2016: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
Crystal N Marconett, Beiyun Zhou, Mitsuhiro Sunohara, Tiffany M Pouldar, HongJun Wang, Yixin Liu, Megan E Rieger, Evelyn Tran, Per Flodby, Kimberly D Siegmund, Edward D Crandall, Ite A Laird-Offringa, Zea Borok
Diseases involving the distal lung alveolar epithelium include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and lung adenocarcinoma. Accurate labeling of specific cell types is critical for determining the contribution of each to pathogenesis of these diseases. The distal lung alveolar epithelium is comprised of two cell types, alveolar epithelial type 1 (AT1) and type 2 (AT2) cells. While cell type-specific markers, most prominently surfactant protein C (SFTPC), have allowed detailed lineage tracing studies of AT2 cell differentiation and their roles in disease, studies of AT1 cells have been hampered by lack of genes with expression unique to AT1 cells...
October 17, 2016: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
Min Pang, Xin-Yan Bai, Yan Li, Ji-Zhong Bai, Li-Rong Yuan, Shou-An Ren, Xiao-Yun Hu, Xin-Ri Zhang, Bao-Feng Yu, Rui Guo, Hai-Long Wang
Clara cell protein (CC16) is an anti-inflammatory protein, which is expressed in the airway epithelium. It is involved in the development of airway inflammatory diseases, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma. However, the exact molecular mechanism underlying its anti‑inflammatory action remains to be fully elucidated. The aim of the present study was to define the protein profiles of the anti‑inflammatory effect of CC16 in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)‑treated rat tracheal epithelial (RTE) cells using shotgun proteomics...
October 12, 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
Jingjin Jiang, Qian Shen, Wei Ding, Jianying Zhou
Primary pulmonary chondrosarcoma is a rare neoplasm that usually grows slowly, metastasizes late, and responds well to excision when localized. Herein, we present a 59-year-old man who manifested with hemoptysis, cough and dyspnea with a hemithorax mass. A chest computed tomography scan demonstrated a fast-growing mass in the right upper lobe, and the enhancement was partially heterogeneous. Bronchoscopy revealed a hemorrhagic neoplasm in the right upper bronchus. A bronchoscopy biopsy specimen revealed a variety of tissues, including mucoid cartilage, fibers, respiratory epithelium and squamous epithelium...
September 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Wu-Lin Zuo, Jing Yang, Kazunori Gomi, IonWa Chao, Ronald G Crystal, Renat Shaykhiev
The airway epithelium of cigarette smokers undergoes dramatic remodeling with hyperplasia of basal cells (BC) and mucus-producing cells, squamous metaplasia, altered ciliated cell differentiation and decreased junctional barrier integrity, relevant to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer. In this study, we show that EGFR ligand amphiregulin (AREG) is induced by smoking in human airway epithelium as a result of EGF-driven squamous differentiation of airway BC stem/progenitor cells. In turn, AREG induced a unique EGFR activation pattern in human airway BC, distinct from that evoked by EGF, leading to BC- and mucous hyperplasia, altered ciliated cell differentiation and impaired barrier integrity...
October 6, 2016: Stem Cells
Jiurong Liang, Yanli Zhang, Ting Xie, Ningshan Liu, Huaiyong Chen, Yan Geng, Adrianne Kurkciyan, Jessica Monterrosa Mena, Barry R Stripp, Dianhua Jiang, Paul W Noble
Successful recovery from lung injury requires the repair and regeneration of alveolar epithelial cells to restore the integrity of gas-exchanging regions within the lung and preserve organ function. Improper regeneration of the alveolar epithelium is often associated with severe pulmonary fibrosis, the latter of which involves the recruitment and activation of fibroblasts, as well as matrix accumulation. Type 2 alveolar epithelial cells (AEC2s) are stem cells in the adult lung that contribute to the lung repair process...
October 3, 2016: Nature Medicine
Stephan Löser, Lisa G Gregory, Youming Zhang, Katrein Schaefer, Simone A Walker, James Buckley, Laura Denney, Charlotte H Dean, William O C Cookson, Miriam F Moffatt, Clare M Lloyd
BACKGROUND: Genome-wide association studies have identified the ORMDL3 (ORM (yeast)-like protein isoform 3) gene locus on human chromosome 17q to be a highly significant risk factor for childhood-onset asthma. OBJECTIVE: We sought to investigate in vivo the functional role of ORMDL3 in disease inception. METHODS: An Ormdl3 deficient mouse was generated and the role of ORMDL3 in the generation of allergic airways disease to the fungal aeroallergen Alternaria alternata determined...
September 10, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Mana Taweevisit, Boochit Theerasantipong, Kanlaya Taothong, Paul Scott Thorner
The pulmonary neuroendocrine system includes pulmonary neuroendocrine cells (PNECs) and neuroepithelial bodies (NEBs) that are distributed throughout respiratory epithelium, and regulate lung growth and maturation antenatally. Abnormalities in this system have been linked to many hypoxia-associated pediatric pulmonary disorders. Hemoglobin (Hb) Bart disease is a severe form of α-thalassemia resulting in marked intrauterine hypoxia with hydrops fetalis (HF) and usually death in utero. Affected fetuses can serve as a naturally occurring human model for the effects of intrauterine hypoxia and we postulated these effects should include changes in the pulmonary neuroendocrine system...
September 6, 2016: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
Laura Heyen, Uwe Müller, Sabine Siegemund, Bianca Schulze, Martina Protschka, Gottfried Alber, Daniel Piehler
Inhalation of the fungus Cryptococcus neoformans (C. neoformans) results in pulmonary cryptococcosis associated with IL-33-dependent type 2 immunity. Lung epithelium represents the initial contact site of infection. The role of IL-33 in type 2 immunity has been analyzed, but the source of this cytokine and its effect on lung epithelial cell function in pulmonary cryptococcosis remained unclear. In mice infected with C. neoformans, we identified alveolar type 2 epithelial cells as major source of IL-33. On both, IL-33-positive and IL-33-negative epithelial cells, IL-33 receptor expression was detectable...
September 4, 2016: Pathogens and Disease
Yufeng Tian, Grzegorz Gawlak, Xinyong Tian, Alok S Shah, Nicolene Sarich, Sandra Citi, Anna A Birukova
Agonist-induced activation of Rho GTPase signaling leads to endothelial cell (EC) permeability and may culminate to pulmonary edema, a devastating complication of acute lung injury. Cingulin is an adaptor protein first discovered in epithelium and involved in the organization of the tight junctions. This study investigated the role of cingulin in control of agonist-induced lung EC permeability via interaction with RhoA-specific activator GEF-H1. SiRNA-induced cingulin knockdown augmented thrombin-induced EC permeability monitored by measurements of transendothelial electrical resistance and endothelial cell permeability for macromolecules...
September 2, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Yang Liu, Bi-Jie Jiang, Run-Zhen Zhao, Hong-Long Ji
Regeneration of the epithelium of mammalian lungs is essential for restoring normal function following injury, and various cells and mechanisms contribute to this regeneration and repair. Club cells, bronchioalveolar stem cells (BASCs), and alveolar type II epithelial cells (ATII) are dominant stem/progenitor cells for maintaining epithelial turnover and repair. Epithelial Na(+) channels (ENaC), a critical pathway for transapical salt and fluid transport, are expressed in lung epithelial progenitors, including club and ATII cells...
2016: International Journal of Biological Sciences
J A Ramos-Vara, C B Frank, D DuSold, M A Miller
Expression of thyroid transcription factor (TTF)-1 corroborates a thyroid origin of neoplasms. Thyroglobulin and calcitonin immunohistochemistry (IHC) can distinguish between a follicular and C-cell origin of thyroid tumours, respectively. Pax8 (expressed by normal canine thyroid follicular cells) and napsin A (expressed mainly by C-cells) labelling was compared with labelling for TTF-1, thyroglobulin and calcitonin in 114 canine proliferative thyroid lesions. All 81 follicular tumours expressed thyroglobulin and were negative for calcitonin; 79/81 (98%) of these tumours expressed TTF-1 and Pax8 and 60/81 (74%) expressed napsin A...
August 24, 2016: Journal of Comparative Pathology
Meng Zhang, Akihiko Yoshizawa, Satoshi Kawakami, Shiho Asaka, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Masanori Yasuo, Hiroyuki Agatsuma, Masayuki Toishi, Takayuki Shiina, Kazuo Yoshida, Takayuki Honda, Ken-Ichi Ito
Combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema (CPFE) is an important risk factor for lung cancer (LC), because most patients with CPFE are smokers. However, the histological characteristics of LC in patients with CPFE (LC-CPFE) remain unclear. We conducted this study to explore the clinicopathological characteristics of LC-CPFE. We retrospectively reviewed data from 985 patients who underwent resection for primary LC, and compared the clinicopathological characteristics of patients with LC-CPFE and non-CPFE LC...
August 21, 2016: Cancer Medicine
Yan Teng, Junming Miao, Xiaofei Shen, Xiaolong Yang, Xinyuan Wang, Laibin Ren, Xiaoying Wang, Junli Chen, Jingyu Li, Shanze Chen, Yi Wang, Ning Huang
Micro-RNAs (miRNAs) critically regulate several host defense mechanisms, but their roles in the bacteria-epithelium interplay remain unclear. Our results displayed that the expression of miR-155 and miR-23a were down-regulated in K. pneumoniae-infected pulmonary epithelial cells. The elevated bacterial adhesion on A549 cells followed the enhancement of the cellular levels of these two miRNAs. Meanwhile, a mechanistic study demonstrated that miR-155 promoted integrin α5β1 function and resulted in the increased actin polymerization...
2016: Scientific Reports
Cornelia Blume, Jonathan David, Rachel E Bell, Jay R Laver, Robert C Read, Graeme C Clark, Donna E Davies, Emily J Swindle
The bronchial epithelium provides protection against pathogens from the inhaled environment through the formation of a highly-regulated barrier. In order to understand the pulmonary diseases melioidosis and tularemia caused by Burkholderia thailandensis and Fransicella tularensis, respectively, the barrier function of the human bronchial epithelium were analysed. Polarised 16HBE14o- or differentiated primary human bronchial epithelial cells (BECs) were exposed to increasing multiplicities of infection (MOI) of B...
August 3, 2016: Pathogens
Yi-Chun Wang, Jing-Shi Liu, Hao-Ke Tang, Jing Nie, Ji-Xian Zhu, Ling-Ling Wen, Qu-Lian Guo
MicroRNA (miR)-221 plays an essential role in the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). High mobility group AT-hook 2 (HMGA2), is a key regulator of EMT. However, the role of miR‑221 in pulmonary fibrosis, and the association between miR‑221 and HMGA2 remain largely unknown. For this purpose, we examined the expression of miR‑221 and HMGA2 in human idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) tissues and pulmonary cells, namely the adenocarcinoma A549 and human bronchial epithelium (HBE) cell lines, and found that the expression of miR‑221 was inhibited in both tissues and cells whereas high mRNA and protein expression of HMGA2 was observed...
October 2016: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Bing Han, Manshu Li, Yonghao Xu, Diana Islam, Julie Khang, Lorenzo Del Sorbo, Warren Lee, Katalin Szaszi, Nanshan Zhong, Arthur S Slutsky, Yimin Li, Haibo Zhang
Bacterial colonization of epithelial surfaces and subsequent transmigration across the mucosal barrier are essential for the development of infection. We hypothesized that the methyl-accepting proteins (MCPs), known as chemoreceptors expressed on Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacterial surface, play an important role in mediating bacterial transmigration. We demonstrated a direct interaction between human interleukin-8 (IL-8) and Tsr receptor, a major MCP chemoreceptor. Stimulation of human lung epithelial cell monolayer with IL-8 resulted in increased E...
2016: Scientific Reports
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