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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810603/intratracheal-administration-of-isosorbide-dinitrate-improves-pulmonary-artery-pressure-and-ventricular-remodeling-in-a-rat-model-of-heart-failure-following-myocardial-infarction
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Xuelian Wang, Qingqing Xu, Tianqi Li, Yaocong Rong, Weilin Hong, Yan Huang, Xingui Guo
Pulmonary hypertension due to left heart disease is associated with poor outcomes. This study investigated the beneficial effects of isosorbide dinitrate (ISDN) inhalation on pulmonary pressure and ventricular remodeling in a rat model of heart failure (HF) following myocardial infarction (MI). To assess the effect of ISDN on pulmonary pressure, 20 male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomized to four groups: Normal saline (NS) 1 ml/kg, ISDN 1 mg/kg, NS 3 ml/kg or ISDN 3 mg/kg following coronary ligation. Assessments included pulmonary and systemic artery pressure alterations, lung weight/body weight and plasma nitric oxide (NO) concentration...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810543/atorvastatin-has-a-protective-effect-in-a-mouse-model-of-bronchial-asthma-through-regulating-tissue-transglutaminase-and-triggering-receptor-expressed-on-myeloid-cells-1-expression
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Ming-Wei Liu, Rong Liu, Hai-Ying Wu, Mei Chen, Min-Na Dong, Yun-Qiao Huang, Chun-Hai Zhang, Yin-Zhong Wang, Jing Xia, Yang Shi, Feng-Mei Xie, Hua Luo, Xin-Yuan Zhao, Wei Wei, Mei-Xian Su
Airway remodeling in asthma contributes to airway hyperreactivity, loss of lung function and persistent symptoms. Current therapies do not adequately treat the structural airway changes associated with asthma. Statin drugs have improved respiratory health and their therapeutic potential in asthma has been tested in clinical trials. However, the mechanism of action of statins in this context has remained elusive. The present study hypothesized that atorvastatin treatment of ovalbumin-exposed mice attenuates early features of airway remodeling via a mevalonate-dependent mechanism...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810518/ameliorative-effects-of-artemisia-pallens-in-a-murine-model-of-ovalbumin-induced-allergic-asthma-via-modulation-of-biochemical-perturbations
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Anwesha A Mukherjee, Amit D Kandhare, Supada R Rojatkar, Subhash L Bodhankar
INTRODUCTION: Asthma is a chronic, heterogeneous airway disorder characterized by airway inflammatory and remodeling. Artemisia pallens has been reported to possess antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and Anti-allergic potential. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the anti-asthmatic effects of methanolic extract of Artemisia pallens (APME) against ovalbumin (OVA)-induced airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) in rats. MATERIALS AND METHOD: AHR was induced in male Sprague-Dawley rats (180-200g) by intraperitoneal (i...
August 10, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809956/natural-reversal-of-pulmonary-vascular-remodeling-and-right-ventricular-remodeling-in-su5416-hypoxia-treated-sprague-dawley-rats
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Makhosazane Zungu-Edmondson, Nataliia V Shults, Oleksiy Melnyk, Yuichiro J Suzuki
AIMS: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a lethal disease and improved therapeutic strategies are needed. Increased pulmonary arterial pressure, due to vasoconstriction and vascular remodeling, causes right ventricle (RV) failure and death in patients. The treatment of Sprague-Dawley rats with SU5416 injection and exposure to chronic hypoxia for three weeks followed by maintenance in normoxia promote progressive and severe PAH with pathologic features that resemble human PAH. At 5-17 weeks after the SU5416 injection, PAH is developed with pulmonary vascular remodeling as well as RV hypertrophy and fibrosis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807078/the-relationship-between-lung-function-and-the-clinical-and-histopathological-features-in-chinese-patients-with-nasal-polyps
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Q L Zhao, L Yu, L L Zhi, P Jin, X X Zi, L Zhao, A Li, Y Y Tu, L Shi, H P Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate lung function in Chinese patients suffering from chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps and examine its association with histopathological features. METHODS: The lung function of 99 patients with nasal polyps was measured. Haematoxylin and eosin and immunohistochemistry staining were performed to evaluate any inflammatory cells and epithelial tissue remodelling. RESULTS: Predicted maximal expiratory flow rate at 25 per cent vital capacity was reduced (p < 0...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805015/stromelysin-2-mmp-10-a-novel-mediator-of-vascular-remodeling-underlying-pulmonary-hypertension-associated-with-systemic-sclerosis
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Jérôme Avouac, Christophe Guignabert, Anna Maria Hoffmann-Vold, Barbara Ruiz, Peter Dorfmuller, Sonia Pezet, Olivia Amar, Ly Tu, Jérôme Van Wassenhove, Jérémy Sadoine, David Launay, Muriel Elhai, Anne Cauvet, Arun Subramaniam, Robert Resnick, Eric Hachulla, Øyvind Molberg, André Kahan, Marc Humbert, Yannick Allanore
OBJECTIVE: To decipher the role of gene candidates involved in pulmonary hypertension (PH) associated with systemic sclerosis (SSc). METHODS: Gene candidates were identified through microarray experiments performed on Affymetrix GeneChip(®) Human Exon 1.0 ST Arrays in endothelial progenitor cell (EPC)-derived endothelial cells (ECs) issued from patients with SSc-PH, SSc without PH and controls. Expression of identified candidates was assessed by quantitative sandwich ELISA in the serum and by immunohistochemistry in lesional lung tissue...
August 13, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801844/brg1-inhibits-e-cadherin-expression-in-lung-epithelial-cells-and-disrupts-epithelial-integrity
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Ting Wang, Wenjing Zou, Chao Niu, Fengxia Ding, Yaping Wang, Shuang Cai, Hua Zhu, Daiyin Tian, Jihong Dai, Enmei Liu, Qing Lu, Zhou Fu, Lin Zou
Brahma-related gene-1 (Brg1), a key chromatin remodeling factor, is associated with cell proliferation and migration in kidney and heart cells, but few reports have examined its role in airway epithelial cell. Airway epithelial injury, which is involved in the entire pathological process of asthma, is an important cause of recurrent asthma. Here, we studied the function of Brg1 in an ovalbumin (OVA)-induced asthma model (lung-specific conditional Brg1 (Brg1(-/-)) knockdown mice) and human bronchial epithelial 16HBE cells stably expressing Brg1 shRNA...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801346/pan-ppar-agonist-iva337-is-effective-in-experimental-lung-fibrosis-and-pulmonary-hypertension
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Jerome Avouac, Irena Konstantinova, Christophe Guignabert, Sonia Pezet, Jeremy Sadoine, Thomas Guilbert, Anne Cauvet, Ly Tu, Jean-Michel Luccarini, Jean-Louis Junien, Pierre Broqua, Yannick Allanore
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the antifibrotic effects of the pan-peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) agonist IVA337 in preclinical mouse models of pulmonary fibrosis and related pulmonary hypertension (PH). METHODS: IVA337 has been evaluated in the mouse model of bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis and in Fra-2 transgenic mice, this latter being characterised by non-specific interstitial pneumonia and severe vascular remodelling of pulmonary arteries leading to PH...
August 11, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801243/peroxiredoxin-2-plays-a-pivotal-role-as-multimodal-cytoprotector-in-the-early-phase-of-pulmonary-hypertension
#9
Enrica Federti, Alessandro Matte', Alessandra Ghigo, Immacolata Andolfo, Cimino James, Angela Siciliano, Christophe Leboeuf, Anne Janin, Francesco Manna, Soo Young Choi, Achille Iolascon, Elisabetta Beneduce, Davide Melisi, Dae Won Kim, Sonia Levi, Lucia De Franceschi
Pulmonary-artery-hypertension (PAH) is a life-threatening and highly invalidating chronic disorder. Chronic oxidation contributes to lung damage and disease progression. Peroxiredoxin-2 (Prx2) is a typical 2-cysteine (Cys) peroxiredoxin but its role on lung homestasis is yet to be fully defined. Here, we showed that Prx2(-/-) mice displayed chronic lung inflammatory disease associated with (i) abnormal pulmonary vascular dysfunction; and (ii) increased markers of extracellular-matrix remodeling. Hypoxia was used to induce PAH...
August 8, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798259/endothelial-cell-related-autophagic-pathways-in-sugen-hypoxia-exposed-pulmonary-arterial-hypertensive-rats
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Fumiaki Kato, Seiichiro Sakao, Takao Takeuchi, Toshio Suzuki, Rintaro Nishimura, Tadashi Yasuda, Nobuhiro Tanabe, Koichiro Tatsumi
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is characterized by progressive obstructive remodeling of pulmonary arteries. However, no reports have described the causative role of the autophagic pathway in pulmonary vascular endothelial cell (EC) alterations associated with PAH. This study investigated the time-dependent role of the autophagic pathway in pulmonary vascular ECs and pulmonary vascular EC kinesis in a severe PAH rat model (Sugen/Hypoxia rat) and evaluated whether timely induction of the autophagic pathway by rapamycin improves PAH...
August 10, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796252/microrna-34-449-targets-igfbp-3-and-attenuates-airway-remodeling-by-suppressing-nur77-mediated-autophagy
#11
Huiming Yin, Shu Zhang, Yahong Sun, Sha Li, Yunye Ning, Yuchao Dong, Yan Shang, Chong Bai
Autophagy plays critical roles in airway inflammation and fibrosis-mediated airway remodeling and many factors including proinflammatory cytokines and inflammation related pathways are involved in the process. The aim of the present study was to examine the role of epithelial microRNAs (miRNAs) in autophagy-mediated airway remodeling and to identify the factors involved and the underlying mechanisms. Serum miR-34/449, inflammatory factors, and autophagy and fibrosis-related proteins were determined by real-time PCR, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and western blotting in 46 subjects with asthma and 10 controls and in the lung epithelial cell line BEAS-2B induced with IL-13 and treated with miRNA mimics...
August 10, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793886/cathepsin-s-degraded-decorin-are-elevated-in-fibrotic-lung-disorders-development-and-biological-validation-of-a-new-serum-biomarker
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S N Kehlet, C L Bager, N Willumsen, B Dasgupta, C Brodmerkel, M Curran, S Brix, D J Leeming, M A Karsdal
BACKGROUND: Decorin is one of the most abundant proteoglycans of the extracellular matrix and is mainly secreted and deposited in the interstitial matrix by fibroblasts where it plays an important role in collagen turnover and tissue homeostasis. Degradation of decorin might disturb normal tissue homeostasis contributing to extracellular matrix remodeling diseases. Here, we present the development and validation of a competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) quantifying a specific fragment of degraded decorin, which has potential as a novel non-invasive serum biomarker for fibrotic lung disorders...
August 9, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792962/aberrant-cgmp-signaling-persists-during-recovery-in-mice-with-oxygen-induced-pulmonary-hypertension
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Marta Perez, Keng Jin Lee, Herminio J Cardona, Joann M Taylor, Mary E Robbins, Gregory B Waypa, Sara K Berkelhamer, Kathryn N Farrow
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), a common complication of preterm birth, is associated with pulmonary hypertension (PH) in 25% of infants with moderate to severe BPD. Neonatal mice exposed to hyperoxia for 14d develop lung disease similar to BPD, with evidence of associated PH. The cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) signaling pathway has not been well studied in BPD-associated PH. In addition, there is little data about the natural history of hyperoxia-induced PH in mice or the utility of phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE5) inhibition in established disease...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789830/sphingosine-kinase-1-a-potential-therapeutic-target-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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REVIEW
Nigel J Pyne, Susan Pyne
Sphingosine kinase 1 (SphK1) knockout mice are protected against pulmonary hypertension and expression levels of the enzyme are increased in the lungs of pulmonary arterial hypertensive (PAH) patients. Moreover, sphingosine 1-phosphate can promote vascular remodeling/vasoconstriction in rodent and human pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cell models. Therefore, SphK1 might be a novel target for treatment of PAH. However, in our opinion, more refined strategies to target SphK1 are needed because this enzyme is protective against endothelial dysfunction and can become resistant to SphK1 inhibitors in vascular smooth muscle, thereby potentially limiting their effectiveness in PAH...
August 5, 2017: Trends in Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780183/does-inhaled-steroid-therapy-help-emerging-asthma-in-early-childhood
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REVIEW
Elissa M Abrams, Stanley J Szefler, Allan B Becker
Although early childhood wheeze is common, persistent asthma is less common. However, of those children who do progress to persistent asthma, lung function abnormalities and airway remodelling can already be seen early in life and can increase in magnitude with time. There has been a general expectation that early use of inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) could change the natural history of asthma if started in the young child with wheeze. Despite this expectation, the role of ICS therapy in altering the natural course of disease in children with emerging asthma is not well defined...
August 2, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776262/visceral-adipose-tissue-derived-serine-protease-inhibitor-prevents-the-development-of-monocrotaline-induced-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-in-rats
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Yuzaburo Sakamoto, Satoshi Kameshima, Chiharu Kakuda, Yuta Okamura, Tomoko Kodama, Muneyoshi Okada, Hideyuki Yamawaki
Visceral adipose tissue-derived serine protease inhibitor (vaspin), a recently identified adipocytokine, inhibits inflammation, migration, and apoptosis of vascular cells. We have recently demonstrated that chronic administration of vaspin to spontaneously hypertensive rats partly prevents systemic hypertension through inhibiting inflammation and remodeling of vascular wall. Pulmonary arterial (PA) hypertension (PAH) is caused by PA remodeling, contractile dysfunction, and inflammatory responses. We tested the hypothesis that vaspin could prevent development of PAH in animal model...
August 3, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775364/dnp2-ctctla-4-inhibits-german-cockroach-extract-induced-allergic-airway-inflammation-and-hyper-responsiveness-via-inhibition-of-th2-responses
#17
Sangho Lim, Jung Ho Sohn, Ja-Hyun Koo, Jung-Won Park, Je-Min Choi
German cockroaches are major household allergens that can trigger allergic airway inflammatory diseases with sensitive T-cell responses. Although the use of immune modulatory biologics, such as antibodies, to mediate allergic responses has recently been examined, only systemic administration is available because of the size limitations on intranasal administration. Here we utilized a cell-permeable peptide, dNP2, to deliver the cytoplasmic domain of cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen-4 (ctCTLA-4) through the airway epithelium to modulate Th2 responses in a German cockroach extract (GCE)-induced allergic airway inflammation model...
August 4, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775095/transglutaminase-2-in-pulmonary-and-cardiac-tissue-remodeling-in-experimental-pulmonary-hypertension
#18
Krishna C Penumatsa, Deniz Toksoz, Rod R Warburton, Mousa Kharnaf, Ioana R Preston, Navin Kumar Kapur, Chaitan Khosla, Nicholas S Hill, Barry L Fanburg
Tissue matrix remodeling and fibrosis leading to loss of pulmonary arterial and right ventricular compliance are important features of both experimental and clinical pulmonary hypertension (PH). We have previously reported that transglutaminase 2 (TG2) is involved in PH development while others have shown it to be a crosslinking enzyme that participates in remodeling of extracellular matrix in fibrotic diseases in general. In the present studies, we used a mouse model of experimental PH (Sugen 5416 and hypoxia; SuHypoxia) and cultured primary human cardiac and pulmonary artery adventitial fibroblasts to evaluate the relationship of TG2 to the processes of fibrosis, protein crosslinking, extracellular matrix collagen accumulation and fibroblast to myofibroblast transformation...
August 3, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775094/x-ray-based-lung-function-measurement-reveals-persistent-loss-of-lung-tissue-elasticity-in-mice-recovered-from-allergic-airway-inflammation
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Marietta Andrea Markus, Sergej Borowik, Marius Reichardt, Giuliana Tromba, Frauke Alves, Christian Dullin
Chronic asthma patients experience difficulties even years after the inciting allergen. Although studies in small animal asthma models have enormously advanced progress in uncovering the mechanisms of inception and development of the disease, little is known about the processes involved in the persistence of asthma symptoms in the absence of allergen exposure. Long term asthma mouse models have so far been scarce or not been able to reproduce the findings in patients. Here we used a common ovalbumin induced acute allergic airway inflammation mouse model to study lung function and remodeling after a four months recovery period...
August 3, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774332/baicalin-attenuates-chronic-hypoxia-induced-pulmonary-hypertension-via-adenosine-a2a-receptor-induced-sdf-1-cxcr4-pi3k-akt-signaling
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Xiaoying Huang, Peiliang Wu, Feifei Huang, Min Xu, Mayun Chen, Kate Huang, Guo-Ping Li, Manhuan Xu, Dan Yao, Liangxing Wang
BACKGROUND: Baicalin, an important flavonoid in Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi extracts, exerts a variety of pharmacological effects. In this study, we explored the effects of baicalin on chronic hypoxia-induced pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and investigated the mechanism underlying these effects. Moreover, we examined whether the inflammatory response was mediated by the A2A receptor (A2AR) and stromal cell-derived factor-1 (SDF-1)/C-X-C chemokine receptor type 4 (CXCR4)-induced phosphatidyl inositol-3-kinase (PI3K) signaling in vivo...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
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