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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801643/the-role-of-pge2-in-alveolar-epithelial-and-lung-microvascular-endothelial-crosstalk
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Thomas Bärnthaler, Jovana Maric, Wolfgang Platzer, Viktoria Konya, Anna Theiler, Carina Hasenöhrl, Benjamin Gottschalk, Sandra Trautmann, Yannick Schreiber, Wolfgang F Graier, Rudolf Schicho, Gunther Marsche, Andrea Olschewski, Dominique Thomas, Rufina Schuligoi, Akos Heinemann
Disruption of the blood-air barrier, which is formed by lung microvascular endothelial and alveolar epithelial cells, is a hallmark of acute lung injury. It was shown that alveolar epithelial cells release an unidentified soluble factor that enhances the barrier function of lung microvascular endothelial cells. In this study we reveal that primarily prostaglandin (PG) E2 accounts for this endothelial barrier-promoting activity. Conditioned media from alveolar epithelial cells (primary ATI-like cells) collected from BALB/c mice and A549 cells increased the electrical resistance of pulmonary human microvascular endothelial cells, respectively...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798254/oxygen-dependent-changes-in-lung-development-do-not-affect-epithelial-infection-with-influenza-a-virus
#2
William Domm, Min Yee, Ravi S Misra, Robert Gelein, Aitor Nogales, Luis Martinez Sobrido, Michael A O'Reilly
Infants born prematurely often require supplemental oxygen that contributes to aberrant lung development and increased pulmonary morbidity following a respiratory viral infection. We have been using a mouse model to understand how early-life hyperoxia affects the adult lung response to influenza A virus (IAV) infection. Prior studies showed how neonatal hyperoxia (100% oxygen) increased sensitivity of adult mice to infection with influenza A virus (IAV (A/Hong Kong/X31) H3N2) as defined by persistent inflammation, pulmonary fibrosis, and mortality...
August 10, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794966/synthetic-cannabinoid-induced-acute-respiratory-depression-case-series-and-literature-review
#3
Mark Henry Alon, Margaret Olibrice Saint-Fleur
Synthetic Cannabinoids are a street drug that is widely attainable and cheap compared to natural cannabis, and has variable potency and unpredictable effects with no commercially available diagnostic test to confirm its presence. Similar to natural cannabis, Synthetic Cannabinoid intoxication can present in several ways with the most common emergency room presentations to be of neurologic and psychiatric manifestation. The respiratory depressive effect of Synthetic Cannabinoids has not been well documented in medical literature...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780147/stem-cells-in-pulmonary-disease-and-regeneration
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REVIEW
Rohan R Nadkarni, Soumeya Abed, Jonathan S Draper
The epithelial cells lining the mammalian lung are subjected to constant interaction with the external environment, necessitating robust regeneration strategies to deal with cell loss due to natural turn over or damage arising via inhaled agents or disease. Since lung epithelium function extends beyond respiratory gas exchange to include roles such as immune defense and mucocillary clearance, a diverse complement of epithelial cell types exists that are regionally distributed along the respiratory tree and extensive surface area of the alveolar interface...
August 2, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775044/senolytic-drugs-target%C3%A2-alveolar-epithelial-cell-function-and-attenuate-experimental-lung-fibrosis-ex-vivo
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Mareike Lehmann, Martina Korfei, Kathrin Mutze, Stephan Klee, Wioletta Skronska-Wasek, Hani N Alsafadi, Chiharu Ota, Rita Costa, Herbert B Schiller, Michael Lindner, Darcy E Wagner, Andreas Günther, Melanie Königshoff
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a devastating lung disease with poor prognosis and limited therapeutic options. The incidence of IPF increases with age, and ageing-related mechanisms such as cellular senescence have been proposed as pathogenic drivers. The lung alveolar epithelium represents a major site of tissue injury in IPF and senescence of this cell population is probably detrimental to lung repair. However, the potential pathomechanisms of alveolar epithelial cell senescence and the impact of senolytic drugs on senescent lung cells and fibrosis remain unknown...
August 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774811/the-interaction-of-dendrimer-doxorubicin-conjugates-with-a-model-pulmonary-epithelium-and-their-cosolvent-free-pseudo-solution-formulations-in-pressurized-metered-dose-inhalers
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Qian Zhong, Bruno V Humia, Alisha R Punjabi, Francine F Padilha, Sandro R P da Rocha
Oral inhalation (OI) of nano-chemotherapeutics holds great potentials in the treatment of lung cancers as it enables direct targeting of drugs to lung tissues, spatial and temporal control of drug release, and decrease in drug-associated systemic and local lung toxicity. Therefore, the design of chemistry of the nanocarriers and their OI formulations for chemotherapeutics delivery to the peripheral lungs and extrapulmonary tissues of relevance such as lymph nodes, may thus afford new opportunities for treating such relevant diseases...
July 31, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752457/alpha-1-antitrypsin-transcytosis-and-secretion
#7
Angelia D Lockett
Protective levels of Alpha-1 antitrypsin (A1AT) are achieved in the lung through the uptake of the pulmonary vasculature of hepatocyte-secreted A1AT. The anti-inflammatory, anti-apoptotic, and anti-protease properties of A1AT are critical toward maintaining the function of pulmonary endothelial and epithelial cells and for the structural integrity of the pulmonary interstitium. To perform these functions A1AT must cross the pulmonary-endothelial barrier. Using transwell inserts, we have demonstrated that the endocytosis of A1AT at the apical surface of endothelial cells, followed by the transcytosis and secretion at the basolateral surface, is a mechanism through which A1AT is transported into the lung epithelium and interstitium...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746823/irx1-regulates-dental-outer-enamel-epithelial-and-lung-alveolar-type-ii-epithelial-differentiation
#8
Wenjie Yu, Xiao Li, Steven Eliason, Miguel Romero-Bustillos, Ryan J Ries, Huojun Cao, Brad A Amendt
The Iroquois genes (Irx) appear to regulate fundamental processes that lead to cell proliferation, differentiation, and maturation during development. In this report, the Iroquois homeobox 1 (Irx1) transcription factor was functionally disrupted using a LacZ insert and LacZ expression demonstrated stage-specific expression during embryogenesis. Irx1 is highly expressed in the brain, lung, digits, kidney, testis and developing teeth. Irx1 null mice are neonatal lethal and this lethality it due to pulmonary immaturity...
September 1, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743969/human-amniotic-membrane-as-newly-identified-source-of-amniotic-fluid-pulmonary-surfactant
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Angela Lemke, José Carlos Castillo-Sánchez, Florian Prodinger, Asja Ceranic, Simone Hennerbichler-Lugscheider, Jesús Pérez-Gil, Heinz Redl, Susanne Wolbank
Pulmonary surfactant (PS) reduces surface tension at the air-liquid interface in the alveolar epithelium of the lung, which is required for breathing and for the pulmonary maturity of the developing foetus. However, the origin of PS had never been thoroughly investigated, although it was assumed to be secreted from the foetal developing lung. Human amniotic membrane (hAM), particularly its epithelial cell layer, composes the amniotic sac enclosing the amniotic fluid. In this study, we therefore aimed to investigate a potential contribution of the cellular components of the hAM to pulmonary surfactant found in amniotic fluid...
July 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743228/airway-inflammation-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-diseases-a-true-paradox
#10
Mathew Suji Eapen, Stephen Myers, Eugene Haydn Walters, Sukhwinder Singh Sohal
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is primarily an airway condition, which mainly affects cigarette smokers and presents with shortness of breath that is progressive and poorly reversible. In COPD research, there has been a long held belief that airway disease progression is due to inflammation. Although this may be true in the airway lumen with innate immunity activated by the effect of smoke or secondary to infection, the accurate picture of inflammatory cells in the airway wall, where the pathophysiological COPD remodeling occurs, is uncertain and debatable...
July 26, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735673/pneumonia-due-to-talaromyces-marneffei-in-a-dog-from-southern-brazil-with-concomitant-canine-distemper-virus-infection
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S A Headley, L G Pretto-Giordano, S C Lima, W G Suhett, A H T Pereira, L A Freitas, S A Suphoronski, T E S Oliveira, A F Alfieri, E C Pereira, L A Vilas-Boas, A A Alfieri
The pathological and molecular findings associated with Talaromyces marneffei-induced pneumonia with concomitant infection by canine distemper virus (CDV) are described in a dog. The principal pathological alteration occurred in the lungs. Histopathology confirmed multifocal granulomatous pneumonia associated with numerous intralesional and intracellular septate fission cells consistent with T. marneffei. A molecular assay designed to amplify a partial fragment of the 18S rRNA gene of T. marneffei provided positive results from two fungal cultures derived from the lung...
July 2017: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731711/identification-of-proteomic-features-to-distinguish-benign-pulmonary-nodules-from-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Simona G Codreanu, Megan D Hoeksema, Robbert J C Slebos, Lisa J Zimmerman, S M Jamshedur Rahman, Ming Li, Sheau-Chiann Chen, Heidi Chen, Rosana Eisenberg, Daniel C Liebler, Pierre P Massion
We hypothesized that distinct protein expression features of benign and malignant pulmonary nodules may reveal novel candidate biomarkers for the early detection of lung cancer. We performed proteome profiling by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry to characterize 34 resected benign lung nodules, 24 early stage untreated lung adenocarcinomas (ADCs) and biopsies of bronchial epithelium. Group comparisons identified 65 proteins that differentiate nodules from ADCs and normal bronchial epithelium, and 66 proteins that differentiate ADCs from nodules and normal bronchial epithelium...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727978/pulmonary-neuroendocrine-cell-hyperplasia-in-hemoglobin-bart-induced-hydrops-fetalis-a-model-for-chronic-intrauterine-hypoxia
#13
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 that these effects should include changes in the pulmonary neuroendocrine system...
July 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725223/gas-exchange-disturbances-regulate-alveolar-fluid-clearance-during-acute-lung-injury
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REVIEW
István Vadász, Jacob I Sznajder
Disruption of the alveolar-capillary barrier and accumulation of pulmonary edema, if not resolved, result in poor alveolar gas exchange leading to hypoxia and hypercapnia, which are hallmarks of acute lung injury and the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Alveolar fluid clearance (AFC) is a major function of the alveolar epithelium and is mediated by the concerted action of apically-located Na(+) channels [epithelial Na(+) channel (ENaC)] and the basolateral Na,K-ATPase driving vectorial Na(+) transport...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722352/serpine-1-induces-alveolar-type-ii-cell-senescence-through-activating-p53-p21-rb-pathway-in-fibrotic-lung-disease
#15
Chunsun Jiang, Gang Liu, Tracy Luckhardt, Veena Antony, Yong Zhou, A Brent Carter, Victor J Thannickal, Rui-Ming Liu
Senescence of alveolar type 2 (ATII) cells, progenitors of the alveolar epithelium, is implicated in the pathogeneses of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), an aging-related progressive fatal lung disorder with unknown etiology. The mechanism underlying ATII cell senescence in fibrotic lung diseases, however, remains poorly understood. In this study, we report that ATII cells in IPF lungs express higher levels of serpine 1, also known as plasminogen activator inhibitor 1 (PAI-1), and cell senescence markers p21 and p16, compared to ATII cells in control lungs...
July 19, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709982/impact-of-zinc-oxide-nanoparticles-on-an-in-vitro-model-of-the-human-air-blood-barrier
#16
Rossella Bengalli, Maurizio Gualtieri, Laura Capasso, Chiara Urani, Marina Camatini
The inhalation of zinc oxide nanoparticles (nZnO) may induce systemic diseases, damages to the alveolar epithelium and inflammatory response to endothelial cells. In this work the use of an in vitro air-blood barrier (ABB) model provided a tool to elucidate the biological mechanisms underlying the potential effects of inhaled nanoparticles (NPs). The ABB model used is composed of a Transwell co-culture of a lung epithelial cell line (NCI-H441) and an immortalized pulmonary microvascular endothelial cell line (HPMEC-ST1...
July 11, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707162/pulmonary-surfactant-associated-proteins-and-inflammatory-factors-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#17
Dongmei Lu, Ayiniger Abulimiti, Ting Wu, Ailigen Abudureyim, Nanfang Li
PURPOSE: Pulmonary surfactant (PS) plays roles in promoting the removal of the liquid, host defense, and immune regulation in the tracheal, bronchial, and alveoli epithelium. PS protein expression level can be regulated by oxygen levels and related free radicals. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is featured with oxygen free radical production for damaging epithelial tissues and thus may affect PS production. The study was to explore the relationship between PS protein and OSA severity. METHODS: We collected serum and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) samples from 35 OSA patients and 22 healthy subjects...
July 13, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705614/tracing-molecular-and-structural-changes-upon-mucolysis-with-n-acetyl-cysteine-in-human-airway-mucus
#18
Branko Vukosavljevic, Xabier Murgia, Konrad Schwarzkopf, Ulrich F Schaefer, Claus-Michael Lehr, Maike Windbergs
The conducting airways of the human lungs are lined by mucus, which lubricates the lung epithelium and provides a first-line protection against airborne threats. As a novel approach for visualization of the human mucus microstructure, we applied confocal Raman microscopy as a label-free and chemically selective technique. We were successfully able to chemically resolve the pulmonary surfactant from the mucus matrix and show its spatial distribution, as well as to visualize the structural changes within the freeze-dried mucus mesh upon chemical mucolysis...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696894/preference-of-aerosolized-pirfenidone-to-oral-intake-an-experimental-model-of-pulmonary-fibrosis-by-paraquat
#19
Rokhsana Rasooli, Hamid Rajaian, Abbas Pardakhty, Ali Mandegary
BACKGROUND: Inhalation drug delivery is a fast, effective, and safe route of delivering medication directly to the lungs. Thanks to the large surface area and highly vascularized epithelium in lung, pulmonary drug delivery has been considered as an effective route to deliver drugs to the systemic circulation. Pirfenidone (PF), an oral antifibrotic agent, has been shown to slow down the progression of the lung fibrosis. Inhalation or intrapulmonary delivery of PF appears to be a good alternative to optimize drug delivery and minimize the dosage, adverse and nonspecific effects...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684161/vitamin-e-isoform-%C3%AE-tocotrienol-protects-against-emphysema-in-cigarette-smoke-induced-copd
#20
Hong Yong Peh, W S Daniel Tan, Tze Khee Chan, Chen Wei Pow, Paul S Foster, W S Fred Wong
Inflammation and oxidative stress contribute to emphysema in COPD. Although corticosteroids are the standard of care for COPD, they do not reduce oxidative stress, and a subset of patients is steroid-resistant. Vitamin E isoform γ-tocotrienol possesses both anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative properties that may protect against emphysema. We aimed to establish the therapeutic potential of γ-tocotrienol in cigarette smoke-induced COPD models in comparison with prednisolone. BALB/c mice were exposed to cigarette smoke for 2 weeks or 2 months...
July 3, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
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