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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093351/in-vitro-uptake-and-transport-studies-of-peg-plga-polymeric-micelles-in-respiratory-epithelial-cells
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Xiao Hu, Fei-Fei Yang, Chun-Yu Liu, Carsten Ehrhardt, Yong-Hong Liao
Polymeric micelles are considered promising carriers for pulmonary drug delivery. Their interaction with the respiratory epithelium, however, is mostly unknown. In the present study, methoxypoly (ethylene glycol) (mPEG)-poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) micelles containing curcumin acetate (CA) or a mixture of CA and Nile Red (NR) were prepared using the solvent evaporation method. Calu-3 and NCI-H441 human respiratory epithelial cell monolayers were used as in vitro models of upper and lower respiratory tract epithelium barrier, respectively, to study the cellular uptake and transport of the vesicles...
January 13, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081472/endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-and-apoptosis-via-perk-eif2%C3%AE-chop-signaling-in-the-methamphetamine-induced-chronic-pulmonary-injury
#2
Yu-Han Gu, Yun Wang, Yang Bai, Ming Liu, Huai-Liang Wang
Methamphetamine (MA) leads to multiple organs lesions and apoptosis. The aim of this study is to investigate if endoplasmic reticulum stress (ERS) - initiated apoptosis is involved in the chronic pulmonary injury induced by MA. In this study, rats were divided into a control group, methamphetamine 5mg/kg group and methamphetamine 10mg/kg group. This study found that the protein level of GRP78 is higher in M10 group than in control group. PERK signaling and the relevant apoptosis factors were also activated...
January 3, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073702/serum-progranulin-as-an-indicator-of-neutrophilic-airway-inflammation-and-asthma-severity
#3
So Young Park, Gyong Hwa Hong, Sunjoo Park, Bomi Shin, Sun-Young Yoon, Hyouk-Soo Kwon, Tae-Bum Kim, Hee-Bom Moon, You Sook Cho
BACKGROUND: Progranulin, a protein secreted from the airway epithelium, is known to attenuate the downstream cascade of neutrophilic inflammation in particular. We hypothesized that progranulin may have a role in inflammatory regulation in asthma. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between serum progranulin levels and various clinical features in patients with asthma. METHODS: Serum samples and clinical data of 475 patients with asthma and 35 healthy controls at a tertiary referral hospital and its affiliated health promotion center were collected...
December 2016: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072477/recurrent-nab2-stat6-gene-fusions-and-estrogen-receptor-alpha-expression-in-pulmonary-adenofibromas
#4
Nicola Fusco, Elena Guerini-Rocco, Claudia Augello, Andrea Terrasi, Giulia Ercoli, Caterina Fumagalli, Davide Vacirca, Paola Braidotti, Antonina Parafioriti, Marta Jaconi, Letterio Runza, Vijayalakshmi Ananthanarayanan, Fabio Pagni, Silvano Bosari, Massimo Barberis, Stefano Ferrero
AIMS: Pulmonary adenofibromas are rare benign fibroepithelial tumours of the lung with unknown histogenesis and an indolent clinical behaviour. Their stroma resembles that of solitary fibrous tumours, while the glands are composed of respiratory epithelium organized in a phyllodes-like architecture. Differentiation of pulmonary adenofibromas from other more aggressive intrathoracic tumours is clinically relevant. However, their biology is unknown. Here, we sought to characterize pulmonary adenofibromas at a clinicopathologic level and to define whether they could be underpinned by a highly recurrent somatic genetic alteration akin to tumours with similar morphology...
January 10, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068894/strain-differences-in-a-murine-model-of-air-pollutant-induced-nonatopic-asthma-and-rhinitis
#5
Jack R Harkema, Lucas A Hotchkiss, Nicholas A Vetter, Daven N Jackson-Humbles, Ryan P Lewandowski, James G Wagner
Ozone is an irritating gas found in photochemical smog. Epidemiological associations have been made between the onset of asthma and childhood exposures to increasing levels of ambient ozone (i.e., air pollutant-induced nonatopic asthma). Individuals, however, vary in their susceptibility to this outdoor air pollutant, which may be due, in part, to their genetic makeup. The present study was designed to test the hypothesis that there are murine strain-dependent differences in pulmonary and nasal pathologic responses to repeated ozone exposures...
January 2017: Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068001/in-vivo-and-in-vitro-ivacaftor-response-in-cystic-fibrosis-patients-with-residual-cftr-function-n-of-1-studies
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Meghan E McGarry, Beate Illek, Ngoc P Ly, Lorna Zlock, Sabrina Olshansky, Courtney Moreno, Walter E Finkbeiner, Dennis W Nielson
RATIONALE: Ivacaftor, a cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) potentiator, decreases sweat chloride concentration, and improves pulmonary function in 6% of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients with specific CFTR mutations. Ivacaftor increases chloride transport in many other CFTR mutations in non-human cells, if CFTR is in the epithelium. Some CF patients have CFTR in the epithelium with residual CFTR function. The effect of ivacaftor in these patients is unknown. METHODS: This was a series of randomized, crossover N-of-1 trials of ivacaftor and placebo in CF patients ≥8 years old with potential residual CFTR function (intermediate sweat chloride concentration, pancreatic sufficient, or mild bronchiectasis on chest CT)...
January 9, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066584/overexpression-of-farnesoid-x-receptor-in-small-airways-contributes-to-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-and-cox-2-expression-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#7
Bi Chen, Wen-Jie You, Shan Xue, Hui Qin, Xu-Ji Zhao, Miao Zhang, Xue-Qing Liu, Shu-Yang Zhu, Han-Dong Jiang
BACKGROUND: Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) contribute to airway remodelling and inflammation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Recent data suggest that the farnesoid X receptor (FXR), a nuclear receptor traditionally considered as bile acid-activated receptor, is also expressed in non-classical bile acids target tissues with novel functions beyond regulating bile acid homeostasis. This study aimed to investigate the potential role of FXR in the development of COPD, as well as factors that affect FXR expression...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062213/anti-fibrotic-effects-of-bone-morphogenetic-protein-7-modified-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-silica-induced-pulmonary-fibrosis
#8
Xiaoli Li, Guoliang An, Yan Wang, Di Liang, Zhonghui Zhu, Ximeng Lian, Piye Niu, Caixia Guo, Lin Tian
Silicosis is an occupational lung disease caused by exposure to small particles of crystalline silica, which ultimately results in diffuse pulmonary fibrosis. Evidence indicates an anti-fibrotic role of bone morphogenetic protein-7 (BMP-7) and bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) in lung diseases. Therefore, strategies incorporating genetic engineering and stem cell biology might have a tremendous potential to treat critical injuries and diseases. Therefore, we modified BMSCs to overexpress the BMP-7 gene (BMP-7-BMSCs) by lentivirus transduction, and then evaluated whether fibrotic processes were inhibited by these cells in vivo...
January 4, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043593/new-approaches-in-drug-treatment-for-tuberculosis-inhalation-using-liposomes-only-a-future-vision-or-soon-in-clinical-practice
#9
Lars-Olof Larsson
A major change of therapy in respiratory medicine has been the transition from oral or parenteral to inhalation therapy, for example, in asthma. Inhalation of anti-infectious drugs has however not a key-role in the treatment of pulmonary infections such as tuberculosis (TB). The inhalation therapy provides several benefits; the target is reached directly with evasion of first-pass metabolism, thereby resulting in reduced systemic side effects. Furthermore, the drug is delivered to an extensive surface area that is rich in lymphoid tissue...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031207/pharmacokinetics-pharmacodynamics-of-pulmonary-delivery-of-colistin-against-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-in-a-mouse-lung-infection-model
#10
Yu-Wei Lin, Qi Tony Zhou, Soon-Ee Cheah, Jinxin Zhao, Ke Chen, Jiping Wang, Hak-Kim Chan, Jian Li
Colistin is often administered by inhalation and/or parenteral route for the treatment of respiratory infections caused by multidrug-resistant (MDR) Pseudomonas aeruginosa However, limited pharmacokinetic (PK) and pharmacodynamic (PD) data are available to guide the optimization of dosage regimens of inhaled colistin. In the present study, PK of colistin in epithelial lining fluid (ELF) and plasma was determined following intra-tracheal delivery of a single dose of colistin solution in neutropenic lung-infected mice...
December 28, 2016: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008207/what-do-we-know-about-pulmonary-blastoma-review-of-literature-and-clinical-case-report
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Dorota Brodowska-Kania, Ewa Kotwica, Aleksandra Paturej, Witold Sośnicki, Janusz Patera, Agnieszka Giżewska, Stanisław Niemczyk
Pulmonary blastoma (PB) is a rare form of lung tumour and is accountable for 0.25-0.5% of primary pulmonary malignancies. Initially pulmonary blastoma was divided into three subtypes: biphasic pulmonary blastoma (BPB) consisting of an epithelial and mesenchymal component, well differentiated fetal adenocarcinoma (WDFA) built of well differentiated epithelium and a mesenchymal component and malignant pleuropulmonary blastoma (PPB). Prognosis in this type of cancer is really poor. We present a current review of literature and a clinical case report...
December 2016: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993885/pulmonary-adenofibroma-report-of-a-case-with-multiple-masses
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Junmei Hao, Cuiping Zhang, Qinghua Cao, Jiarui Zou, Chaofu Wang
We are reporting one case of multiple pulmonary adenofibromas in a 57-year-old non-smoking female. Ten well-circumscribed masses were identified in both lungs. The masses are characterized by gland-like structures lined by a single layer of simple cuboidal or columnar epithelium. The stroma is abundant and demonstrates compact spindle-cells. The epithelial component is generally positive for CK7, TTF-1, Napsin A. The stromal component displays expression of vimentin, desmin, SMA, h-CALD, ER, PR, Bcl-2, and is negative for CD34, CD117, CD99...
December 2016: Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981380/tissue-remodelling-in-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Lars Knudsen, Clemens Ruppert, Matthias Ochs
Many lung diseases result in fibrotic remodelling. Fibrotic lung disorders can be divided into diseases with known and unknown aetiology. Among those with unknown aetiology, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a common diagnosis. Because of its progressive character leading to a rapid decline in lung function, it is a fatal disease with poor prognosis and limited therapeutic options. Thus, IPF has motivated many studies in the last few decades in order to increase our mechanistic understanding of the pathogenesis of the disease...
December 16, 2016: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27967234/alternative-progenitor-lineages-regenerate-the-adult-lung-depleted-of-type-ii-cells
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Min Yee, William Domm, Robert Gelein, Karen L de Mesy Bentley, R Matthew Kottmann, Patricia J Sime, B Paige Lawrence, Michael A O'Reilly
An aberrant oxygen environment at birth increases the severity of respiratory viral infections later in life through poorly understood mechanisms. Here we show that alveolar epithelial type II (AEC2) cells, a progenitor for AEC1 cells are depleted in adult mice exposed to neonatal hypoxia or hyperoxia. Airway cells expressing SP-C and ABCA3, alveolar pod cells expressing KRT5, and pulmonary fibrosis was observed when these mice were infected with a sublethal dose of HKx31, H3N2 influenza A virus (IAV). This was not seen in infected siblings birthed into room air...
December 14, 2016: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956845/choroidal-tuberculoma-as-a-presenting-sign-of-tuberculosis
#15
Nicolas Arej, Ali Fadlallah, Elias Chelala
Choroidal tuberculoma is a rare ocular form of tuberculosis (TB) that raises both a diagnostic and a therapeutical challenge, especially when occurring without other manifestations of the disease. This study reports the case of a 27-year-old woman who had a unilateral drop of vision (20/100) with ocular pain. Her fundus examination revealed an elevated juxtapapillary choroidal mass measuring 892 µm in diameter, as calculated by optical coherence tomography (OCT), and associated with a serous retinal detachment involving the macula...
2016: International Medical Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956782/chronic-exposure-to-indoxacarb-and-pulmonary-expression-of-toll-like-receptor-9-in-mice
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Sandeep Kaur, C S Mukhopadhyay, R S Sethi
AIM: Chronic exposure to indoxacarb and pulmonary expression of toll-like receptor 9 (TLR-9) in mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, healthy male Swiss albino mice (n=30) aging 8-10 weeks were used to evaluate TLR-9 expression in lungs of mice following indoxacarb exposure with and without lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Indoxacarb was administered orally dissolved in groundnut oil at 4 and 2 mg/kg/day for 90 days. On day 91, five animals from each group were challenged with LPS/normal saline solution at 80 µg/animal...
November 2016: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942594/mir-323a-3p-regulates-lung-fibrosis-by-targeting-multiple-profibrotic-pathways
#17
Lingyin Ge, David M Habiel, Phil M Hansbro, Richard Y Kim, Sina A Gharib, Jeffery D Edelman, Melanie Königshoff, Tanyalak Parimon, Rena Brauer, Ying Huang, Jenieke Allen, Dianhua Jiang, Adrianne A Kurkciyan, Takako Mizuno, Barry R Stripp, Paul W Noble, Cory M Hogaboam, Peter Chen
Maladaptive epithelial repair from chronic injury is a common feature in fibrotic diseases, which in turn activates a pathogenic fibroblast response that produces excessive matrix deposition. Dysregulated microRNAs (miRs) can regulate expression of multiple genes and fundamentally alter cellular phenotypes during fibrosis. Although several miRs have been shown to be associated with lung fibrosis, the mechanisms by which miRs modulate epithelial behavior in lung fibrosis are lacking. Here, we identified miR-323a-3p to be downregulated in the epithelium of lungs with bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) after lung transplantation, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), and murine bleomycin-induced fibrosis...
December 8, 2016: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935962/map3k19-is-overexpressed-in-copd-and-is-a-central-mediator-of-cigarette-smoke-induced-pulmonary-inflammation-and-lower-airway-destruction
#18
Stefen A Boehme, Karin Franz-Bacon, John Ludka, Danielle N DiTirro, Tai Wei Ly, Kevin B Bacon
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by persistent airflow limitation and lung inflammation resulting in a progressive decline in lung function whose principle cause is cigarette smoke. MAP3K19 is a novel kinase expressed predominantly by alveolar and interstitial macrophages and bronchial epithelial cells in the lung. We found that MAP3K19 mRNA was overexpressed in a limited sampling of lung tissue from COPD patients, and a closer examination found it to be overexpressed in bronchoalveolar macrophages from COPD patients, as well as the bronchial epithelium and inflammatory cells in the lamina propria...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923703/il-17-receptor-signaling-in-the-lung-epithelium-is-required-for-mucosal-chemokine-gradients-and-pulmonary-host-defense-against-k-%C3%A2-pneumoniae
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Kong Chen, Taylor Eddens, Giraldina Trevejo-Nunez, Emily E Way, Waleed Elsegeiny, David M Ricks, Abhishek V Garg, Carla J Erb, Meihua Bo, Ting Wang, Wei Chen, Janet S Lee, Sarah L Gaffen, Jay K Kolls
The cytokine IL-17, and signaling via its heterodimeric IL-17RA/IL-17RC receptor, is critical for host defense against extracellular bacterial and fungal pathogens. Polarized lung epithelial cells express IL-17RA and IL-17RC basolaterally. However, their contribution to IL-17-dependent pulmonary defenses in vivo remains to be determined. To address this, we generated mice with conditional deletion of Il17ra or Il17rc in Scgb1a1-expressing club cells, a major component of the murine bronchiolar epithelium. These mice displayed an impaired ability to recruit neutrophils into the airway lumen in response to IL-17, a defect in bacterial clearance upon mucosal challenge with the pulmonary pathogen Klebsiella pneumoniae, and substantially reduced epithelial expression of the chemokine Cxcl5...
November 9, 2016: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921408/evaluation-of-apoptosis-in-the-lung-tissue-of-sulfur-mustard-exposed-individuals
#20
Marjan Mosayebzadeh, Tooba Ghazanfari, Alireza Delshad, Hassan Akbari
Lung exposure to sulfur mustard (SM) results in pulmonary complications, which is the main cause of long-term disability and morbidity. Up to now, the precise mechanisms of SM-induced lung complications has not been identified. The aim of this study was to evaluate apoptosis in the lung tissue of SM-exposed individuals. The study was performed on archived lung paraffin-embedded tissue specimens of21 patients suffering from pulmonary complications due to previous SM exposure and 9 unexposed patients who had undergone lung resections for another lung disease...
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
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