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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319807/targeting-nf-kappa-b-signaling-by-artesunate-restores-sensitivity-of-castrate-resistant-prostate-cancer-cells-to-antiandrogens
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Jessica J Nunes, Swaroop K Pandey, Anjali Yadav, Sakshi Goel, Bushra Ateeq
Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is the most preferred treatment for men with metastatic prostate cancer (PCa). However, the disease eventually progresses and develops resistance to ADT in majority of the patients, leading to the emergence of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). Here, we assessed artesunate (AS), an artemisinin derivative, for its anticancer properties and ability to alleviate resistance to androgen receptor (AR) antagonists. We have shown AS in combination with bicalutamide (Bic) attenuates the oncogenic properties of the castrate-resistant (PC3, 22RV1) and androgen-responsive (LNCaP) PCa cells...
March 16, 2017: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316092/elevation-of-gprc5a-expression-in-colorectal-cancer-promotes-tumor-progression-through-vnn-1-induced-oxidative-stress
#2
Long Zhang, Liang Li, Ganglong Gao, Gaigai Wei, Yansen Zheng, Chunmei Wang, Na Gao, Yongliang Zhao, Jiong Deng, Huaqing Chen, Jialiang Sun, Dali Li, Xueli Zhang, Mingyao Liu
The clearance of oxidative stress compounds is critical for the protection of the organism from malignancy, but how this key physiological process is regulated is not fully understood. Here we found that the expression of GPRC5A, a well-characterized tumor suppressor in lung cancer, was elevated in colorectal cancer tissues in patients. In both cancer cell lines and a colitis-associated cancer model in mice, we found that GPRC5A deficiency reduced cell proliferation and increased cell apoptosis as well as inhibited tumorigenesis in vivo...
March 17, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315692/role-of-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-emt-and-fibroblast-function-in-cerium-oxide-nanoparticles-induced-lung-fibrosis
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Jane Ma, Bridget Bishoff, R R Mercer, Mark Barger, Diane Schwegler-Berry, Vincent Castranova
The emission of cerium oxide nanoparticles (CeO2) from diesel engines, using cerium compounds as a catalyst to lower the diesel exhaust particles, is a health concern. We have previously shown that CeO2 induced pulmonary inflammation and lung fibrosis. The objective of the present study was to investigate the modification of fibroblast function and the role of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in CeO2-induced fibrosis. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were exposed to CeO2 (0.15 to 7mg/kg) by a single intratracheal instillation and sacrificed at various times post-exposure...
March 15, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315681/differential-sex-specific-effects-of-oxygen-toxicity-in-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells
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Yuhao Zhang, Krithika Lingappan
Despite the well-established sex-specific differences in the incidence of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), the molecular mechanism(s) behind these are not completely understood. Pulmonary angiogenesis is critical for alveolarization and arrest in vascular development adversely affects lung development. Human neonatal umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) provide a robust in vitro model for the study of endothelial cell physiology and function. Male and Female HUVECs were exposed to room air (21% O2, 5% CO2) or hyperoxia (95% O2, 5% CO2) for up to 72 h...
March 15, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315386/card9-mediated-ambient-pm2-5-induced-pulmonary-injury-is-associated-with-th17-cell
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Shuo Jiang, Liang Bo, Xihao Du, Jie Liu, Xuejiao Zeng, Guanglong He, Qinghua Sun, Haidong Kan, Weimin Song, Yuquan Xie, Jinzhuo Zhao
Inflammation and oxidative stress are important risk factors in PM2.5-induced injury. The current study attempted to study the role of caspase recruitment domain (CARD) 9 in ambient PM2.5-induced pulmonary injury in mice. The CARD9(-/-) and C57BL/6 mice were exposed to 3.6, 7.8 and 15.6mg/kg.bw of PM2.5 or saline by intratracheal instillation. After the last PM2.5 exposure, the spleen, bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) and pulmonary tissue were collected and examined. The results showed that PM2.5 exposure induced inflammatory cell infiltration and alveolar septal thickening in the lung...
March 14, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314668/extracellular-superoxide-dismutase-increased-the-therapeutic-potential-of-human-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-in-radiation-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Li Wei, Jing Zhang, Zai-Liang Yang, Hua You
BACKGROUND AIMS: Pulmonary fibrosis induced by irradiation is a significant problem of radiotherapy in cancer patients. Extracellular superoxide dismutase (SOD3) is found to be predominantly and highly expressed in the extracellular matrix of lung and plays a pivotal role against oxidative damage. Early administration of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) has been demonstrated to reduce fibrosis of damaged lung. However, injection of MSCs at a later stage would be involved in fibrosis development...
March 14, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314479/new-insights-into-the-effects-and-mechanism-of-a-classic-traditional-chinese-medicinal-formula-on-influenza-prevention
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Huan Chen, Chong Jie, Lu-Ping Tang, He Meng, Xiao-Bo Li, Yan-Bing Li, Le-Xing Chen, Chang Yan, Hiroshi Kurihara, Yi-Fang Li, Rong-Rong He
BACKGROUND: KangBingDu (KBD) is a classic traditional Chinese medicinal formula widely used to treat influenza. However, little information is available from controlled studies regarding the anti-influenza pharmacological activities of KBD and its underlying mechanisms, at least partly due to the lack of appropriate study models. PURPOSE: We hypothesized that KBD might provide a protection against influenza infection by reducing the host's susceptibility to viruses...
April 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314381/dysregulation-of-alveolar-macrophage-ppar%C3%AE-nadph-oxidases-and-tgf%C3%AE-sub-1-sub-in-otherwise-healthy-hiv-infected-individuals
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Samantha M Yeligar, Janine M Ward, Frank L Harris, Lou Ann Brown, David Guidot, Sushma K Cribbs
<u>Rationale:</u> Despite antiretroviral therapy (ART), respiratory infections increase mortality in individuals living with chronic human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. In experimental and clinical studies of chronic HIV infection, alveolar macrophages (AMs) exhibit impaired phagocytosis and bacterial clearance. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)γ, NADPH oxidase (Nox) isoforms Nox1, Nox2, Nox4, and transforming growth factor-beta 1 (TGFβ<sub>1</sub>) are critical mediators of AM oxidative stress and phagocytic dysfunction...
March 17, 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306327/fifty-years-of-research-in-ards-respiratory-mechanics-in-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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William R Henderson, Lu Chen, Marcelo B P Amato, Laurent J Brochard
Acute respiratory distress syndrome is a multifactorial lung injury that continues to be associated with high levels of morbidity and mortality. Mechanical ventilation, while lifesaving, is associated with new iatrogenic injury. Current best practice involves the use of small tidal volumes, low plateau and driving pressures, and high levels of positive end expiratory pressure. Collectively, these interventions are termed "lung protective ventilation". Recent investigations suggest that individualized measurements of pulmonary mechanical variables rather than population based ventilation prescriptions may be used to set the ventilator with the potential to improve outcomes beyond those achieved with standard lung protective ventilation...
March 17, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303426/the-mechanisms-of-air-pollution-and-particulate-matter-in-cardiovascular-diseases
#10
REVIEW
Antonella Fiordelisi, Prisco Piscitelli, Bruno Trimarco, Enrico Coscioni, Guido Iaccarino, Daniela Sorriento
Clinical and epidemiological studies demonstrate that short- and long-term exposure to air pollution increases mortality due to respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. Given the increased industrialization and the increased sources of pollutants (i.e., cars exhaust emissions, cigarette smoke, industry emissions, burning of fossil fuels, incineration of garbage), air pollution has become a key public health issue to solve. Among pollutants, the particulate matter (PM) is a mixture of solid and liquid particles which differently affects human health depending on their size (i...
March 16, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302721/involvement-of-notch1-signaling-in-malignant-progression-of-a549-cells-subjected-to-prolonged-cadmium-exposure
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Kota Fujiki, Hisako Inamura, Takamitsu Miyayama, Masato Matsuoka
Cadmium exposure is known to increase lung cancer risk, but the underlying molecular mechanisms in cadmium-stimulated progression of malignancy are unclear. Here, we examined the effects of prolonged cadmium exposure on the malignant progression of A549 human lung adenocarcinoma cells and the roles of Notch1, hypoxia-inducible factor 1α (HIF-α), and insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF-1R)/Akt/extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK)/p70 S6 kinase 1 (S6K1) signaling pathways. Exposing A549 cells to 10 or 20 μM cadmium chloride (CdCl2) for 9-15 weeks induced a high proliferative potential, the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), stress fiber formation, high cell motility, and resistance to anti-tumor drugs...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301442/effect-of-ankle-mobility-and-segment-ratios-on-trunk-lean-in-the-barbell-back-squat
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Emil Isager Fuglsang, Anders Stampe Telling, Henrik Sørensen
The barbell back squat is a popular exercise used for both performance enhancing and rehabilitation purposes. However, injuries are common and people with a history of lower back pain are especially vulnerable. Past studies have shown that higher trunk angles (less forward lean) generate less stress on the lower back; thus, it seems appropriate to investigate the factors presumed to influence the trunk angle. Therefore, the aim in this study was to investigate how ankle mobility and the segment ratios between the thoracic spine, thighs and shanks influence the trunk angle in the back squat...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300285/hx-1171-a-novel-nrf2-activator-induces-nqo1-and-hmox1-expression
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Jimin Kim, Su-Hyun Shin, Young-Eun Ko, Tokutaro Miki, Heung-Mo Bae, Jong-Koo Kang, Jae Wha Kim
HX-1171 (1-O-hexyl-2,3,5-trimethylhydroquinone) is a novel synthesized vitamin E derivative, which reportedly has positive effects on various diseases and conditions, such as liver fibrosis, hepatic cirrhosis, and cancer. In this study, we analyzed the transcriptional activity induced by HX-1171. Results from reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction and promoter assays reveal that HX-1171 increased the expression of NQO1 and HMOX1, encoding antioxidant-related enzymes, in A549 human lung epithelial cells...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298524/novel-noncatalytic-substrate-selective-p38%C3%AE-specific-mapk-inhibitors-with-endothelial-stabilizing-and-anti-inflammatory-activity
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Nirav G Shah, Mohan E Tulapurkar, Aparna Ramarathnam, Amanda Brophy, Ramon Martinez, Kellie Hom, Theresa Hodges, Ramin Samadani, Ishwar S Singh, Alexander D MacKerell, Paul Shapiro, Jeffrey D Hasday
The p38 MAPK family is composed of four kinases of which p38α/MAPK14 is the major proinflammatory member. These kinases contribute to many inflammatory diseases, but the currently available p38 catalytic inhibitors (e.g., SB203580) are poorly effective and cause toxicity. We reasoned that the failure of catalytic p38 inhibitors may derive from their activity against noninflammatory p38 isoforms (e.g., p38β/MAPK11) and loss of all p38α-dependent responses, including anti-inflammatory, counterregulatory responses via mitogen- and stress-activated kinase (MSK) 1/2 and Smad3...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298173/effects-of-two-different-lipid-emulsions-on-morbidities-and-oxidant-stress-statuses-in-preterm-infants-an-observational-study
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Sezin Unal, Nihal Demirel, Sara Erol, Dilek Ulubas Isik, Ferit Kulali, Fatma Iyigun, Ahmet Yagmur Bas
OBJECTIVE: We examined the morbidities and oxidative stress statuses in preterms receiving either SMOFlipid or ClinOleic. STUDY DESIGN: This observational study was performed in Etlik Zubeyde Hanim Hospital, Turkey. Infants received SMOFlipid (5 months) or ClinOleic (7 months). Two hundred and twenty seven infants (SMOFlipid: 93, ClinOleic: 134) very low birth weighted infants were included. The oxidative stress status was evaluated in infants at low risk of oxidative stress by total antioxidant capacity (TAC) and total oxidant status (TOS) and oxidative stress index (OSI; TAC/TOS/100) at baseline, first week and third week...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297676/metabolic-stress-drives-keratinocyte-defenses-against-staphylococcus-aureus-infection
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Matthew Wickersham, Sarah Wachtel, Tania Wong Fok Lung, Grace Soong, Rudy Jacquet, Anthony Richardson, Dane Parker, Alice Prince
Human skin is commonly colonized and infected by Staphylococcus aureus. Exactly how these organisms are sensed by keratinocytes has not been clearly delineated. Using a combination of metabolic and transcriptomic methodologies, we found that S. aureus infection is sensed as a metabolic stress by the hypoxic keratinocytes. This induces HIF1α signaling, which promotes IL-1β production and stimulates aerobic glycolysis to meet the metabolic requirements of infection. We demonstrate that staphylococci capable of glycolysis, including WT and agr mutants, readily induce HIF1α responses...
March 14, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297636/comprehensive-pulmonary-metabolome-responses-to-intratracheal-instillation-of-airborne-fine-particulate-matter-in-rats
#17
Xiaofei Wang, Shoufang Jiang, Ying Liu, Xiaoyan Du, Weibing Zhang, Jie Zhang, Heqing Shen
Airborne fine particulate matter (PM2.5) has been closely related with a variety of lung diseases. Although some modes of action (e.g. oxidative stress, inflammations) have been proposed, but the pulmonary toxicological mechanism remains obscure. In this paper, in order to understand the comprehensive pulmonary response to PM2.5 stress, a non-targeted high-throughput metabolomics strategy was adopted to characterize the overall metabolic changes and relevant toxicological pathways. PM2.5 samples were collected from Tangshan, one of the most polluted cities in China...
March 12, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294667/-initial-experiences-with-vats-lobectomy
#18
Pál Gehér, Árpád Füredi, László István Kecskés, Béla Kiss
OBJECTIVE: The authors analyse the experience of videothoracoscopic (VATS) lung lobectomies performed since December 2010 at the Thoracic Surgery Department of Markusovszky University Teaching Hospital. PATIENTS AND METHOD: 78 patients (44 men and 34 women) underwent VATS lobectomy. The average age was 61.2 years ranging from 30 to 80. The indications were peripheral malignancy (35 cases) or the suspicion of that (43 cases), presence of curable distant metastasis was not considered as contraindication...
March 2017: Magyar Sebészet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294470/exome-sequencing-deciphers-a-germline-met-mutation-in-familial-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-mutant-lung-cancer
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Naoki Tode, Toshiaki Kikuchi, Tomohiro Sakakibara, Taizou Hirano, Akira Inoue, Shinya Ohkouchi, Tsutomu Tamada, Tatsuma Okazaki, Akira Koarai, Hisatoshi Sugiura, Tetsuya Niihori, Yoko Aoki, Keiko Nakayama, Kunio Matsumoto, Yoichi Matsubara, Masayuki Yamamoto, Akira Watanabe, Toshihiro Nukiwa, Masakazu Ichinose
Lung cancer accompanied by somatic activating mutations in the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene, which is associated with a significant clinical response to the targeted therapy, is frequently found in never-smoking Asian women with adenocarcinoma. Although this implies genetic factors underlying the carcinogenesis, the etiology remains unclear. To gain insight into the pathogenic mechanisms, we sequenced the exomes in the peripheral-blood DNA from six siblings, four affected and two unaffected siblings, of a kindred with familial EGFR-mutant lung adenocarcinoma...
March 13, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293926/prenatal-maternal-distress-and-allergic-diseases-in-offspring-review-of-evidence-and-possible-pathways
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REVIEW
Dong In Suh, Hyoung Yoon Chang, Eun Lee, Song I Yang, Soo Jong Hong
Recent studies have suggested a close association between prenatal maternal distress and allergic diseases in the offspring. We selected relevant birth-cohort or national registry studies using a keyword search of the PubMed database and summarized current evidence on the impact of prenatal maternal distress on the development of offspring's allergic diseases. Moreover, we postulated possible pathways linking prenatal distress and allergic diseases based on relevant human and animal studies. Both dysregulated hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and increased oxidative stress may cause structural (altered brain/lung development) and functional (skewed immune development) changes, which may predispose the fetus to developing allergic diseases during childhood...
May 2017: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
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