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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695805/clinical-analysis-of-77-patients-with-allergic-bronchopulmonary-aspergillosis-in-peking-union-medical-college-hospital
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Mingqiang Zhang, Jinming Gao
Objective To summarize the clinical features of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis(ABPA)to facilitate its early diagnosis and treatment. Methods We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data of 77 patients who had been admitted to Peking Union Medical College Hospital from January 1996 to July 2015 with ABPA. Results The average age of these 77 patients(38 men and 39 women)was(41.8±18.3)years. The co-morbidities included bronchial asthma(n=74,96%)and pulmonary cystic fibrosis(n=3,4%). The main symptoms and signs of ABPA were chronic cough(100%),sputum production(97%),wheeze(86%),sputum plugs(25%),blood-stained sputum(18%),hemoptysis(9%),chest pain(9%),fever(47%),weight loss(30%),and night sweat(12%)...
June 20, 2017: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680329/microrna-20b-promotes-the-accumulation-of-cd11b-ly6g-ly6c-low-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-in-asthmatic-mice
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Hua Ma, Shujun Guo, Yulan Luo, Yimeng Wang, Helong Wang, Jing He, Jie Tang, Lin Shen, Chuanwang Song
miR-20b is a member of the miR-106a-363 gene cluster, which has been shown to play an important role in a variety of diseases, including cancer, inflammation, and autoimmune diseases. Our previous study indicated that miR-20b has an inhibitory effect on airway inflammation in asthmatic mice, but the exact mechanism is unclear. In this study, we report that the ratio of CD11b+Ly6G+Ly6Clow cells, but not the amount of CD11b+Ly6C+Ly6G- cells, was increased in the lung tissue of asthmatic mice after intranasal instillation with miR-20b mimics, while Th2-type cytokines (interleukin (IL)-4 and IL-13) were significantly decreased in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid...
2017: Central-European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679607/the-instructive-extracellular-matrix-of-the-lung-basic-composition-and-alterations-in-chronic-lung-disease
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Gerald Burgstaller, Bettina Oehrle, Michael Gerckens, Eric S White, Herbert B Schiller, Oliver Eickelberg
The pulmonary extracellular matrix (ECM) determines the tissue architecture of the lung, and provides mechanical stability and elastic recoil, which are essential for physiological lung function. Biochemical and biomechanical signals initiated by the ECM direct cellular function and differentiation, and thus play a decisive role in lung development, tissue remodelling processes and maintenance of adult homeostasis. Recent proteomic studies have demonstrated that at least 150 different ECM proteins, glycosaminoglycans and modifying enzymes are expressed in the lung, and these assemble into intricate composite biomaterials...
July 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675438/biological-monitoring-of-dermal-and-air-exposure-to-cobalt-at-a-swedish-hard-metal-production-plant-does-dermal-exposure-contribute-to-uptake
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Maria Klasson, Magnus Lindberg, Ing-Liss Bryngelsson, Helena Arvidsson, Carin Pettersson, Bente Husby, Håkan Westberg
BACKGROUND: Occupational exposure to cobalt is well established in hard metal manufacture. Cobalt is known to cause contact allergy, asthma, hard metal lung disease, and lung cancer. The relationship between skin exposure and uptake determined in blood has not been extensively investigated. OBJECTIVE: To examine whether skin and inhalable air exposure to cobalt contributes to uptake, determined as cobalt in blood, in a hard metal manufacturing factory. METHODS: The amount of cobalt on the skin found with an acid wash technique, the air concentrations of inhalable cobalt and cobalt blood concentrations were determined and correlated in exposed workers...
July 4, 2017: Contact Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672809/montelukast-induces-apoptosis-inducing-factor-mediated-cell-death-of-lung-cancer-cells
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Ming-Ju Tsai, Wei-An Chang, Pei-Hsun Tsai, Cheng-Ying Wu, Ya-Wen Ho, Meng-Chi Yen, Yi-Shiuan Lin, Po-Lin Kuo, Ya-Ling Hsu
Developing novel chemo-prevention techniques and advancing treatment are key elements to beating lung cancer, the most common cause of cancer mortality worldwide. Our previous cohort study showed that cysteinyl leukotriene receptor antagonists, mainly montelukast, decreased the lung cancer risk in asthma patients. In the current study, we conducted in vivo and in vitro experiments to demonstrate the inhibiting effect of montelukast on lung cancer and to investigate the underlying mechanisms. Using Lewis lung carcinoma-bearing mice, we showed that feeding montelukast significantly delayed the tumor growth in mice (p < 0...
June 24, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655914/igf1r-deficiency-attenuates-acute-inflammatory-response-in-a-bleomycin-induced-lung-injury-mouse-model
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Sergio Piñeiro-Hermida, Icíar P López, Elvira Alfaro-Arnedo, Raquel Torrens, María Iñiguez, Lydia Alvarez-Erviti, Carlos Ruíz-Martínez, José G Pichel
IGF1R (Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 Receptor) is a tyrosine kinase with pleiotropic cellular functions. IGF activity maintains human lung homeostasis and is implicated in pulmonary diseases such as cancer, ARDS, COPD, asthma and fibrosis. Here we report that lung transcriptome analysis in mice with a postnatally-induced Igf1r gene deletion showed differentially expressed genes with potentially protective roles related to epigenetics, redox and oxidative stress. After bleomycin-induced lung injury, IGF1R-deficient mice demonstrated improved survival within a week...
June 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649460/pulmonary-diseases-induced-by-ambient-ultrafine-and-engineered-nanoparticles-in-twenty-first-century
#7
Tian Xia, Yifang Zhu, Lina Mu, Zuo-Feng Zhang, Sijin Liu
Air pollution is a severe threat to public health globally, affecting everyone in developed and developing countries alike. Among different air pollutants, particulate matter (PM), particularly combustion-produced fine PM (PM2.5) has been shown to play a major role in inducing various adverse health effects. Strong associations have been demonstrated by epidemiological and toxicological studies between increases in PM2.5 concentrations and premature mortality, cardiopulmonary diseases, asthma and allergic sensitization, and lung cancer...
December 2016: National Science Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636457/notch-signaling-in-lung-diseases
#8
Jiehan Jiang, Kui Xiao, Ping Chen
NOTCH is a fundamental signaling system that regulates normal embryonic development and tissue homeostasis in adult life. NOTCH receptor is a single-pass transmembrane protein normally triggered via direct cell-to-cell contact, in which NOTCH ligands bind the extracellular domain of the receptor, inducing γ-secretase cleavage and release of intracellular domain. The intracellular domain binds to the transcriptional effector RBPJκ to activate transcription of target genes that regulate cell differentiation, patterning, and morphogenesis during embryonic development and adult life...
June 21, 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630636/targeting-tumor-microenvironment-effects-of-chinese-herbal-formulae-on-macrophage-mediated-lung-cancer-in-mice
#9
Fei Xu, Wenqiang Cui, Zhengxiao Zhao, Weiyi Gong, Ying Wei, Jiaqi Liu, Mihui Li, Qiuping Li, Chen Yan, Jian Qiu, Baojun Liu, Jingcheng Dong
Our previous studies have shown that Qing-Re-Huo-Xue (QRHX) formulae had significant anti-inflammatory effects in chronic airway diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive lung disease. Here, we examined the effects of QRHX on lung cancer cell invasion and the potential associated mechanism(s), mainly polarization of macrophages in the tumor microenvironment. In vivo, QRHX both inhibited tumor growth and decreased the number of tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) in mice with lung cancer. Further study indicated that QRHX inhibited cancer-related inflammation in tumor by decreasing infiltration of TAMs and IL-6 and TNF-α production and meanwhile decreased arginase 1 (Arg-1) expression and increased inducible NO synthase (iNOS) expression...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629362/long-term-exposure-to-ambient-ultrafine-particles-and-respiratory-disease-incidence-in-in-toronto-canada-a-cohort-study
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Scott Weichenthal, Li Bai, Marianne Hatzopoulou, Keith Van Ryswyk, Jeffrey C Kwong, Michael Jerrett, Aaron van Donkelaar, Randall V Martin, Richard T Burnett, Hong Lu, Hong Chen
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the long-term health effects of ambient ultrafine particles (<0.1 μm) (UFPs) including their association with respiratory disease incidence. In this study, we examined the relationship between long-term exposure to ambient UFPs and the incidence of lung cancer, adult-onset asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). METHODS: Our study cohort included approximately 1.1 million adults who resided in Toronto, Canada and who were followed for disease incidence between 1996 and 2012...
June 19, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618108/chronic-respiratory-disease-in-the-regional-and-remote-population-of-the-northern-territory-top-end-a-perspective-from-the-specialist-respiratory-outreach-service
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Anuk Kruavit, Melissa Fox, Rebecca Pearson, Subash Heraganahally
OBJECTIVE: To study the demographic, rates and types of chronic respiratory conditions in Indigenous and non-Indigenous patients in regional and remote communities of Northern Territory Top End, who were referred to the specialist respiratory outreach service. DESIGN: A retrospective, observational study over a 2 years period. SETTING: Remote community health clinics within the Northern Territory Top End visited by the specialist respiratory outreach team...
June 15, 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612540/-prevalence-and-associated-factors-of-arthritis-in-middle-and-old-aged-populations-in-china
#12
Pei-Ya Cao, Kan Wu, Jia-Hui Qian, Hui-Qiang Luo, Xiao-Hui Ren
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of arthritis in middle- and old-aged populations in China and associated factors. METHODS: Data were drawn from the 2013 China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS). Binary logistic regression analyses were performed to examine the associations of arthritis with social economic status (age, gender, areas, education), comorbidity (hypertension, dyslipidaemia, diabetes, cancer, chronic lung disease, liver disease, heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, digestive disease, asthma), lifestyle (smoking, drinking, sleeping) and mental health (depression symptoms)...
March 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592098/-the-effect-of-short-term-exposure-to-ambient-no-2-on-lung-function-and-fractional-exhaled-nitric-oxide-in-33-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-patients
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J Shan, Y Ni, W Dong, J H Xu, L Pan, H Y Li, X Yang, S W Wu, Y H Chen, F R Deng, X B Guo
Objectives: To investigate the effect of short-term exposure to ambient NO(2) has influence on lung function and fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. Methods: A panel of doctor-diagnosed stable COPD patients (n=33) were recruited and repeatedly measured for lung function and FeNO from December 2013 to October 2014. The patients who lived in Beijing for more than one year and aged between 60 and 85 years old were included in the study. We excluded patients with asthma, bronchial tensor, lung cancer and other respiratory disorders other than chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and occupational exposure and chest trauma surgery patients...
June 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589151/advanced-role-of-neutrophils-in-common-respiratory-diseases
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Jinping Liu, Zhiqiang Pang, Guoqiang Wang, Xuewa Guan, Keyong Fang, Ziyan Wang, Fang Wang
Respiratory diseases, always being a threat towards the health of people all over the world, are most tightly associated with immune system. Neutrophils serve as an important component of immune defense barrier linking innate and adaptive immunity. They participate in the clearance of exogenous pathogens and endogenous cell debris and play an essential role in the pathogenesis of many respiratory diseases. However, the pathological mechanism of neutrophils remains complex and obscure. The traditional roles of neutrophils in severe asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD), pneumonia, lung cancer, pulmonary fibrosis, bronchitis, and bronchiolitis had already been reviewed...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586276/dendritic-cell-trafficking-and-function-in-rare-lung-diseases
#15
Huan Liu, Claudia Jakubzick, Andrew R Osterburg, Rebecca L Nelson, Nishant Gupta, Francis X McCormack, Michael T Borchers
Dendritic cells (DCs) are highly specialized immune cells that capture antigens and then migrate to lymphoid tissue and present antigen to T cells. This critical function of DCs is well defined and recent studies further demonstrate that DCs are also key regulators of several innate immune responses. Studies focused on the roles of DCs in the pathogenesis of common lung diseases such as asthma, infection and cancer have traditionally driven our mechanistic understanding of pulmonary DC biology. The emerging development of novel DC reagents, techniques and genetically modified animal models has provided abundant data revealing distinct populations of DCs in the lung and allow us to examine mechanisms of DC development, migration and function in pulmonary disease with unprecedented detail...
June 6, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585921/detection-of-lung-cancer-in-exhaled-breath-with-electronic-nose-using-support-vector-machine-analysis
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Madara Tirzīte, Māris Bukovskis, Gunta Strazda, Normunds Jurka, Immanuels Taivans
Lung cancer is one of the most common malignancies with a low five-year survival rate. There are no cheap, simple and widely available screening methods for early diagnostics of lung cancer. The aim of the study was to determine whether analysis of the exhaled breath with an artificial olfactory sensor using support vector analysis can differentiate lung cancer patients from healthy individuals and patients with other lung diseases regardless of the stage of lung cancer and the most common comorbidities...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584492/prevalence-of-exposure-to-secondhand-smoke-among-higher-secondary-school-students-in-ernakulam-district-kerala-southern-india
#17
P S Rakesh, Jishnu Satheesh Lalu, K Leelamoni
INTRODUCTION: The association between secondhand smoke and health outcomes, such as frequent respiratory infections, ischemic heart disease, lung cancer, asthma, and stroke, has long been established. The study aimed to estimate the prevalence of secondhand smoking exposure among higher secondary school students in Ernakulam district, Kerala, Southern India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A structured questionnaire was administered to all students from four randomly selected higher secondary schools in Ernakulam district...
January 2017: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573192/modeling-the-effect-of-the-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-on-transplant-immunity
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Walker Julliard, John H Fechner, Leah Owens, Chelsea A O'Driscoll, Ling Zhou, Jeremy A Sullivan, Lynn Frydrych, Amanda Mueller, Joshua D Mezrich
BACKGROUND: Exposure to pollutants through inhalation is a risk factor for lung diseases including cancer, asthma, and lung transplant rejection, but knowledge of the effects of inhaled pollutants on pathologies outside of the lung is limited. METHODS: Using the minor-mismatched model of male C57BL/6J (B6) to female B6 skin grafts, recipient mice were treated with an inhaled urban dust particle sample every 3 days before and after grafting. Graft survival time was determined, and analysis of the resulting immune response was performed at time before rejection...
May 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542165/subtypes-of-native-american-ancestry-and-leading-causes-of-death-mapuche-ancestry-specific-associations-with-gallbladder-cancer-risk-in-chile
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Justo Lorenzo Bermejo, Felix Boekstegers, Rosa González Silos, Katherine Marcelain, Pablo Baez Benavides, Carol Barahona Ponce, Bettina Müller, Catterina Ferreccio, Jill Koshiol, Christine Fischer, Barbara Peil, Janet Sinsheimer, Macarena Fuentes Guajardo, Olga Barajas, Rolando Gonzalez-Jose, Gabriel Bedoya, Maria Cátira Bortolini, Samuel Canizales-Quinteros, Carla Gallo, Andres Ruiz Linares, Francisco Rothhammer
Latin Americans are highly heterogeneous regarding the type of Native American ancestry. Consideration of specific associations with common diseases may lead to substantial advances in unraveling of disease etiology and disease prevention. Here we investigate possible associations between the type of Native American ancestry and leading causes of death. After an aggregate-data study based on genome-wide genotype data from 1805 admixed Chileans and 639,789 deaths, we validate an identified association with gallbladder cancer relying on individual data from 64 gallbladder cancer patients, with and without a family history, and 170 healthy controls...
May 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529457/deguelin-attenuates-allergic-airway-inflammation-via-inhibition-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-in-mice
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Zhang Bao, Pei Zhang, Yinan Yao, Guohua Lu, Zhongkai Tong, Bing Yan, Lingfang Tu, Guangdie Yang, Jianying Zhou
Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease characterized by airway inflammation and remodeling, resulting in a substantial economic burden on both patients and society. Deguelin, a constituent of the Leguminosae family, exhibits anti-proliferative and anti-inflammatory activities in cancer mice models via inhibiting phosphatidylinositol 3-kinases and the NF-κB pathway. We demonstrated that deguelin effectively reduced OVA-induced inflammatory cell recruitment, decreased lung tissue inflammation and mucus production, suppressed airway hyperresponsiveness, and inhibited serum immunoglobulin and Th2 cytokine levels in a dose-dependent manner in asthmatic mice...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
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