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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677597/the-systematic-evaluation-of-size-dependent-toxicity-and-multi-time-biodistribution-of-gold-nanoparticles
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Xiaomin Li, Zhenpeng Hu, Jinlong Ma, Xinyu Wang, Yapei Zhang, Wei Wang, Zhi Yuan
As a promising nanomaterial, gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) have been widely applied in diagnosis, drug and gene delivery, and photothermal therapy. However, the toxicity and biodistribution profile of differently sized Au NPs still remains controversial and incomplete, thus hindering their further applications. Herein, a systematic evaluation of size effect on toxicity and multi-time (from 4 h to 90 days) biodistribution of Au NPs ranging from 6.2 nm to 61.2 nm was conducted. The in vitro toxicity by MTT assays manifested that toxicity could be distinctly observed and increased with size decreasing when the dose of Au NPs reached up to a certain amount (1 mM)...
April 4, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676829/er-stress-mediated-autophagy-protects-against-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-dimethylacrylshikonin-induced-apoptosis-in-lung-adenocarcinoma-cells
#2
Haibing Wang, Gaochenxi Zhang
β,β-Dimethylacrylshikonin (DMAS) is an anti-cancer compound extracted from the roots of Lithospermum erythrorhizon. This study aims to investigate the effects of DMAS on human lung adenocarcinoma cells in vitro and explored the mechanisms of its anti-cancer action. We demonstrated that DMAS markedly inhibited cell viability in a dose- and time-dependent manner, and induced apoptosis as well as autophagy in human lung adenocarcinoma cells. Furthermore, we found that DMAS stimulated endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and mediated autophagy via the PERK-eIF2α-ATF4-CHOP and IRE1-TRAF2-JNK axises of the unfolded protein response (UPR) in human lung adenocarcinoma cells...
April 20, 2018: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676640/a-pilot-study-assessing-the-ability-of-5-aminosalicylic-acid-to-modulate-the-immune-response-in-chronic-beryllium-disease
#3
Brian J Day, Jie Huang, Briana Q Barkes, May Gillespie, Li Li, Lisa A Maier
Chronic beryllium disease is a granulomatous lung disease, characterized by the accumulation of macrophages and beryllium-specific CD4+ T-cells that proliferate and produce T-helper cell type 1 cytokines. Previous studies indicate that beryllium-mediated oxidative stress enhances cytokine response in chronic beryllium disease CD4+ T-cells. 5-Aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA) is currently used to treat inflammatory bowel disease and has both antioxidant and antiinflammatory actions. We hypothesized that 5-ASA therapy may be a beneficial therapy in chronic beryllium disease...
April 2018: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676583/reticulocalbin-3-deficiency-in-alveolar-epithelium-exacerbated-bleomycin-induced-pulmonary-fibrosis
#4
Jiawei Jin, Xiaoqian Shi, Yongchao Li, Qianyu Zhang, Yu Guo, Chaokun Li, Pingping Tan, Qiuhong Fang, Yingmin Ma, Runlin Z Ma
Reticulocalbin 3 (Rcn3) is an endoplasmic reticulum (ER) lumen protein localized to the secretory pathway. We have reported that Rcn3 plays critical role for alveolar epithelial cell type II (AECII) maturation during perinatal lung development, but its biological role in the adult lung is largely unknown. Herein, we found marked induction of Rcn3 expression in alveolar epithelium during bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis, which is most obvious in AECIIs. To further examine Rcn3 in pulmonary injury-remodeling, we generated transgenic mice to selectively delete Rcn3 in AECIIs in adulthood...
April 20, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676192/sulfur-mustard-triggers-oxidative-stress-through-glutathione-depletion-and-altered-expression-of-glutathione-related-enzymes-in-human-airways
#5
Issa Layali, Alireza Shahriary, Nima Rahmani Talatappe, Eisa Tahmasbpour, Hossein Rostami, Asghar Beigi Harchegani
CONTEXT: Sulfur mustard (SM) is a lipophilic and reactive chemical compound that targets human airway system. OBJECTIVE: Glutathione (GSH) depletion, oxidative stress (OS) status, and changes in expression of GSH-dependent antioxidant enzymes were considered in human mustard lungs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Lung biopsies and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) were collected from non-exposed (n = 10) individuals and SM-exposed patients (n = 12)...
April 20, 2018: Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676102/-effects-of-flavonoids-from-gynostemma-pentaphyllum-on-a549-cells-damaged-by-hydrogen-peroxide
#6
Yu-Rong Wang, Kang Yang, Wei-Ye Cui, Xiang-Lan Piao
This study focuses on the therapeutical effect of flavonoids from Gynostemma pentaphyllum on human lung carcinoma A549 cells induced by H₂O₂ oxidative stress and its possible mechanisms. The oxidative damage model was established using different concentrations H₂O₂ to induce A549 cell for different hours, and then treated with the flavonoids for 10 hours. The effects of flavonoids from G. pentaphyllum on cell viability of A549 cell damaged by H₂O₂ were detected by MTT assay. The contents of ROS were detected by DCFH-DA fluorescent probe method via flow cytometer...
March 2018: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674691/aloperine-protects-mice-against-bleomycin-induced-pulmonary-fibrosis-by-attenuating-fibroblast-proliferation-and-differentiation
#7
Wanling Yin, Jing Han, Zhijun Zhang, Zaomu Han, Siyuan Wang
Aloperine is a quinolizidine alkaloid extracted from Sophora alopecuroides. It has been proven to alleviate oxidative stress and effectively promote tumor cell apoptosis in mice. Herein, we investigated whether aloperine could also mediate its protective effects on bleomycin (BLM)-induced pulmonary fibrosis. Pathological staining, western blot, RT-PCR and flow cytometry were used to evaluate the impact of aloperine on the development of pulmonary fibrosis. The effect of aloperine on fibroblast proliferation, differentiation and related signaling pathways were next investigated to demonstrate the underlying mechanisms...
April 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674276/protective-effects-of-radish-raphanus-sativus-l-leaves-extract-against-hydrogen-peroxide-induced-oxidative-damage-in-human-fetal-lung-fibroblast-mrc-5-cells
#8
Xiaoping Luo, Haihui Zhang, Yuqing Duan, Guangying Chen
Natural antioxidants play a critical role in the promotion of good health for its prevention of oxidative stress. The main purpose of this study is to investigate the protective effects of radish leaves extract on the oxidative damage in human fetal lung fibroblast (MRC-5) cells. F2, a fraction of radish leaves extracts, which was fractionated by different polarity solvents and AB-8 macroporous resins column shows the best free radical scavenging ability, the highest total polyphenol contents (TPC), and the most potent protective effects on H2 O2 -induced oxidative damage in MRC-5 cells...
April 16, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673672/associations-between-a-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-of-stress-induced-phosphoprotein-1-and-endometriosis-adenomyosis
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Chia-Lung Tsai, Yun-Shien Lee, Angel Chao, Chih-Feng Yen, Hsin-Shih Wang, Tzu-Hao Wang
OBJECTIVE: We have recently reported that stress-induced phosphoprotein 1 (STIP1) is over-expressed in endometriosis/adenomyosis tissues. STIP1 may also be involved in immune regulation, thus we attempted to study the association between STIP1 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and endometriosis/adenomyosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Five STIP1 SNPs (rs7941773, rs2845597, rs4980524, rs2282490, and rs2236647) were selected for genotyping with matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) in 286 patients with endometriosis/adenomyosis and 288 healthy postmenopausal controls...
April 2018: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673152/beneficial-effect-of-ocimum-sanctum-linn-against-monocrotaline-induced-pulmonary-hypertension-in-rats
#10
Himanshu Meghwani, Pankaj Prabhakar, Soheb A Mohammed, Pamila Dua, Sandeep Seth, Milind P Hote, Sanjay K Banerjee, Sudheer Arava, Ruma Ray, Subir Kumar Maulik
BACKGROUND: The study was designed to explore any beneficial effect of Ocimum sanctum (Linn) (OS) in experimental pulmonary hypertension (PH) in rats. OS is commonly known as “holy basil” and “Tulsi” and is used in the Indian System of Medicine as antidiabetic, antioxidant, hepatoprotective, adaptogenic, and cardioprotective. METHODS: Monocrotaline (MCT) administration caused development of PH in rats after 28 days and rats were observed for 42 days...
April 17, 2018: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673049/impact-of-ozone-on-claudins-and-tight-junctions-in-the-lungs
#11
Byeong-Gon Kim, Pureun-Haneul Lee, Sun-Hye Lee, Choon-Sik Park, An-Soo Jang
Claudins (CLDNs) are a major transmembrane protein component of tight junctions (TJs) in endothelia and epithelia. CLDNs are not only essential for sustaining the role of TJs in cell permeability but are also vital for cell signaling through protein-protein interactions. Ozone induces oxidative stress and lung inflammation in humans and experimental models, but the impact of ozone on claudins remains poorly understood. This study was to determine the expression of TJ proteins, such as claudin 3, 4, 5, and 14 following ozone exposure...
April 19, 2018: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670919/dysregulated-functions-of-lung-macrophage-populations-in-copd
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REVIEW
Theodore S Kapellos, Kevin Bassler, Anna C Aschenbrenner, Wataru Fujii, Joachim L Schultze
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a diverse respiratory disease characterised by bronchiolitis, small airway obstruction, and emphysema. Innate immune cells play a pivotal role in the disease's progression, and in particular, lung macrophages exploit their prevalence and strategic localisation to orchestrate immune responses. To date, alveolar and interstitial resident macrophages as well as blood monocytes have been described in the lungs of patients with COPD contributing to disease pathology by changes in their functional repertoire...
2018: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670534/divergent-mitochondrial-antioxidant-activities-and-lung-alveolar-architecture-in-the-lungs-of-rats-and-mice-at-high-altitude
#13
Alexandra Jochmans-Lemoine, Susana Revollo, Gabriella Villalpando, Ibana Valverde, Marcelino Gonzales, Sofien Laouafa, Jorge Soliz, Vincent Joseph
Compared with mice, adult rats living at 3,600 m above sea level (SL-La Paz, Bolivia) have high hematocrit, signs of pulmonary hypertension, and low lung volume with reduced alveolar surface area. This phenotype is associated with chronic mountain sickness in humans living at high altitude (HA). We tested the hypothesis that this phenotype is associated with impaired gas exchange and oxidative stress in the lungs. We used rats and mice (3 months old) living at HA (La Paz) and SL (Quebec City, Canada) to measure arterial oxygen saturation under graded levels of hypoxia (by pulse oximetry), the alveolar surface area in lung slices and the activity of pro- (NADPH and xanthine oxidases-NOX and XO) and anti- (superoxide dismutase, and glutathione peroxidase-SOD and GPx) oxidant enzymes in cytosolic and mitochondrial lung protein extracts...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670085/a-trib2-p38-axis-controls-myeloid-leukaemia-cell-cycle-and-stress-response-signalling
#14
Mara Salomé, Aoife Magee, Krisha Yalla, Shahzya Chaudhury, Evgenia Sarrou, Ruaidhrí J Carmody, Karen Keeshan
Trib2 pseudokinase is involved in the etiology of a number of cancers including leukaemia, melanoma, ovarian, lung and liver cancer. Both high and low Trib2 expression levels correlate with different types of cancer. Elevated Trib2 expression has oncogenic properties in both leukaemia and lung cancer dependent on interactions with proteasome machinery proteins and degradation of transcription factors. Here, we demonstrated that Trib2 deficiency conferred a growth and survival advantage both at steady state and in stress conditions in leukaemia cells...
April 18, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668825/cryptococcal-pathogenic-mechanisms-a-dangerous-trip-from-the-environment-to-the-brain
#15
Shannon K Esher, Oscar Zaragoza, James Andrew Alspaugh
Cryptococcus neoformans is an opportunistic pathogenic yeast that causes serious infections, most commonly of the central nervous system (CNS). C. neoformans is mainly found in the environment and acquired by inhalation. It could be metaphorically imagined that cryptococcal disease is a "journey" for the microorganism that starts in the environment, where this yeast loads its suitcase with virulence traits. C. neoformans first encounters the infected mammalian host in the lungs, a site in which it must choose the right elements from its "virulence suitcase" to survive the pulmonary immune response...
2018: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668470/secondary-hodgkin-lymphoma-and-myelodysplastic-syndrome-mds-after-paclitaxel-carboplatin-treatment-in-a-patient-with-small-cell-lung-cancer
#16
Marija Petrusevska, Irina Panovska Stavridis, Kristina Mladenovska, Gordana Petrushevska
Herein synchronous occurrence of Hodgkin lymphoma and secondary myelodysplastic syndrome in a 60 year old male patient with small cell lung cancer treated with combined chemotherapy (carboplatin and paclitaxel) and radiotherapy is presented. The objective of this report is to stress the importance of documenting and monitoring adverse drug reactions that arise from chemotherapy. After four years of treatment with the combined chemotherapy, the patient presented inguinal lymphadenopathy and enlarged lymph nodes and histopathology rapport was suggestive for plasmacytoid variant of Castleman disease...
December 1, 2017: Prilozi (Makedonska Akademija Na Naukite i Umetnostite. Oddelenie za Medicinski Nauki)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667749/effect-of-lysm-macrophage-depletion-on-lung-pathology-in-mice-with-chronic-bronchitis
#17
Yogesh Saini, Brandon W Lewis, Dongfang Yu, Hong Dang, Alessandra Livraghi-Butrico, Fabio Del Piero, Wanda K O'Neal, Richard C Boucher
Macrophages (MΦ) are key sentinels of respiratory exposure to inhaled environmental stimuli. In normal "healthy" tissues, MΦ are believed to be a dormant cell type that, upon exposure to stress-causing stimuli, may get activated to exhibit pro- or anti-inflammatory roles. To test whether stress present in chronic bronchitic (CB) airways triggers MΦ to manifest protective or detrimental responses, the DTA+ (LysM-regulated Diphtheria Toxin A expressing) strain with partial MΦ-deficiency was crossed with the Scnn1b-Tg mouse model of CB and the progenies were studied at 4-5 weeks of age...
April 2018: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665185/laminar-shear-stress-modulates-endothelial-luminal-surface-stiffness-in-a-tissue-specific-manner
#18
Nick Merna, Andrew K Wong, Victor Barahona, Pierre Llanos, Balvir Kunar, Brisa Palikuqi, Michael Ginsberg, Shahin Rafii, Sina Y Rabbany
OBJECTIVE: Endothelial cells form vascular beds in all organs and are exposed to a range of mechanical forces that regulate cellular phenotype. We sought to determine the role of endothelial luminal surface stiffness in tissue-specific mechanotransduction of laminar shear stress in microvascular mouse cells and the role of arachidonic acid in mediating this response. METHODS: Microvascular mouse endothelial cells were subjected to laminar shear stress at 4 dynes/cm2 for 12 hours in parallel plate flow chambers that enabled real-time optical microscopy and atomic force microscopy measurements of cell stiffness...
April 17, 2018: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665073/suicidal-ideation-in-lung-transplant-recipients-a-case-series
#19
Lauren Z Rynar, Mekhala S Merchant, Daniel F Dilling
BACKGROUND: Suicidality, a term referring to suicidal ideation and/or suicide attempts, has been understudied in lung transplant recipients, despite the well-documented period of high-stress following transplantation. Understanding the full clinical picture of psychiatric morbidity before and after lung transplant is vital to supporting survival. METHODS: Suicidality among lung transplant recipients was examined through case studies of five lung transplant recipients at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, IL...
April 17, 2018: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664963/trpv4-inhibition-attenuates-stretch-induced-inflammatory-cellular-responses-and-lung-barrier-dysfunction-during-mechanical-ventilation
#20
N Pairet, S Mang, G Fois, M Keck, M Kühnbach, J Gindele, M Frick, P Dietl, D J Lamb
Mechanical ventilation is an important tool for supporting critically ill patients but may also exert pathological forces on lung cells leading to Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury (VILI). We hypothesised that inhibition of the force-sensitive transient receptor potential vanilloid (TRPV4) ion channel may attenuate the negative effects of mechanical ventilation. Mechanical stretch increased intracellular Ca2+ influx and induced release of pro-inflammatory cytokines in lung epithelial cells that was partially blocked by about 30% with the selective TRPV4 inhibitor GSK2193874, but nearly completely blocked with the pan-calcium channel blocker ruthenium red, suggesting the involvement of more than one calcium channel in the response to mechanical stress...
2018: PloS One
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