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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811360/involvement-of-midkine-in-the-development-of-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Kenichi Misa, Yoshinori Tanino, Xintao Wang, Takefumi Nikaido, Masami Kikuchi, Yuki Sato, Ryuichi Togawa, Mishie Tanino, Shinya Tanaka, Kenji Kadomatsu, Mitsuru Munakata
Midkine is a low-molecular-weight heparin-binding protein that is strongly expressed mainly in the midgestation period and has various physiological activities such as in development and cell migration. Midkine has been reported to be strongly expressed in cancer cells and in inflammation and repair processes, and to be involved in the pathogenesis of various diseases. However, its role in the lung is poorly understood. In this study, we analyzed the clinical characteristics of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients in relation to midkine expression and used a mouse bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis model to investigate the role of midkine in pulmonary fibrosis...
August 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811084/low-tumour-cell-content-in-a-lung-tumour-bank-implications-for-molecular-characterisation
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Felicia Goh, Edwina E Duhig, Belinda E Clarke, Elizabeth McCaul, Linda Passmore, Deborah Courtney, Morgan Windsor, Rishendren Naidoo, Louise Franz, Kylie Parsonson, Ian A Yang, Rayleen V Bowman, Kwun M Fong
Lung cancer encompasses multiple malignant epithelial tumour types, each with specific targetable, potentially actionable mutations, such that precision management mandates accurate tumour typing. Molecular characterisation studies require high tumour cell content and low necrosis content, yet lung cancers are frequently a heterogeneous mixture of tumour and stromal cells. We hypothesised that there may be systematic differences in tumour cell content according to histological subtype, and that this may have implications for tumour banks as a resource for comprehensive molecular characterisation studies in lung cancer...
August 12, 2017: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808290/molecular-mr-imaging-of-fibrosis-in-a-mouse-model-of-pancreatic-cancer
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Miloslav Polasek, Yan Yang, Daniel T Schühle, Mohammad A Yaseen, Young R Kim, Yu Sub Sung, Alexander R Guimaraes, Peter Caravan
Fibrosis with excessive amounts of type I collagen is a hallmark of many solid tumours, and fibrosis is a promising target in cancer therapy, but tools for its non-invasive quantification are missing. Here we used magnetic resonance imaging with a gadolinium-based probe targeted to type I collagen (EP-3533) to image and quantify fibrosis in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. An orthotopic syngeneic mouse model resulted in tumours with 2.3-fold higher collagen level compared to healthy pancreas. Animals were scanned at 4...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806504/designing-liposomes-to-suppress-extracellular-matrix-expression-to-enhance-drug-penetration-and-pancreatic-tumor-therapy
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Tianjiao Ji, Jiayan Lang, Jing Wang, Rong Cai, Yinlong Zhang, Feifei Qi, Lijing Zhang, Xiao Zhao, Wenjing Wu, Jihui Hao, Zhihai Qin, Ying Zhao, Guangjun Nie
During pancreatic tumor development, pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs) proliferate exuberantly to secrete extracellular matrix (ECM) in the tumor stroma, which presents major barriers for drug delivery and penetration in tumor tissue. Thus, down-regulating ECM levels via regulation of the PSCs may allow enhanced penetration of therapeutic drugs and thereby enhancing their therapeutic efficacy. To regulate the PSCs, a matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) responsive peptide-hybrid liposome (MRPL) was constructed via co-assembly of a tailor-designed MMP-2 responsive amphiphilic peptide and phospholipids...
August 14, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805487/state-of-the-art-nanopathological-diagnostics
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Luca Roncati, Giuseppe Barbolini
The nanopathological diagnostics (ND) is an ultra-specialized branch of pathological anatomy aimed to identify the nanoparticles of metallic, semimetallic, or nonmetallic elements in the inorganic particulate matter present inside pathological tissues, even on the nanometer scale. ND exploits an environmental scanning electron microscope, connected to an X-ray microprobe mounted on an energy-dispersive spectrometer. The searching of nanoparticles can be performed on paraffin-embedded material, omitting emissions of black overlay and plating procedures...
August 14, 2017: Ultrastructural Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804700/abridged-version-of-the-awmf-guideline-for-the-medical-clinical-diagnostics-of-indoor-mould-exposure-s2k-guideline-of-the-german-society-of-hygiene-environmental-medicine-and-preventive-medicine-ghup-in-collaboration-with-the-german-association-of-allergists
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Gerhard A Wiesmüller, Birger Heinzow, Ute Aurbach, Karl-Christian Bergmann, Albrecht Bufe, Walter Buzina, Oliver A Cornely, Steffen Engelhart, Guido Fischer, Thomas Gabrio, Werner Heinz, Caroline E W Herr, Jörg Kleine-Tebbe, Ludger Klimek, Martin Köberle, Herbert Lichtnecker, Thomas Lob-Corzilius, Rolf Merget, Norbert Mülleneisen, Dennis Nowak, Uta Rabe, Monika Raulf, Hans Peter Seidl, Jens-Oliver Steiß, Regine Szewszyk, Peter Thomas, Kerttu Valtanen, Julia Hurraß
This article is an abridged version of the AWMF mould guideline "Medical clinical diagnostics of indoor mould exposure" presented in April 2016 by the German Society of Hygiene, Environmental Medicine and Preventive Medicine (Gesellschaft für Hygiene, Umweltmedizin und Präventivmedizin, GHUP), in collaboration with the above-mentioned scientific medical societies, German and Austrian societies, medical associations and experts. Indoor mould growth is a potential health risk, even if a quantitative and/or causal relationship between the occurrence of individual mould species and health problems has yet to be established...
2017: Allergo Journal International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804513/noncirrhotic-hepatocellular-carcinoma-etiology-and-occult-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-in-a-hepatitis-b-virus-endemic-area
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Chang Woo Shim, Joong-Won Park, So Hee Kim, Jin Sook Kim, Bo Hyun Kim, Sung Hoon Kim, Eun Kyung Hong
BACKGROUND: Although hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) usually develops in cirrhotic livers, a minority of cases occur in noncirrhotic livers (NCLs). We investigated etiology, clinicopathological features, and occult hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection (OBI) in patients with NCL HCC in an HBV-endemic area. METHODS: A total of 710 patients who underwent resection or transplantation for HCC at the National Cancer Center (NCC), Korea, were enrolled. HCC and fibrosis stage were diagnosed pathologically...
July 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803990/high-doses-of-baicalin-induces-kidney-injury-and-fibrosis-through-regulating-tgf-%C3%AE-smad-signaling-pathway
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Yi Cai, Wanqing Ma, Yichuan Xiao, Bo Wu, Xiaobing Li, Fengrong Liu, Jianhua Qiu, Genshui Zhang
Baicalin is a major flavonoid compound purified from Scutellariae radix, which has been described as an herb in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia. Previous studies have suggested baicalin possessed extensive anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-viral properties. However, up to known, there have been no reports of safety and toxicity in the rats following oral administration of baicalin. In this present study, we showed the first evidence that treatment of baicalin (400, 800 and 1600mg/kg/day) induced significantly kidney injury and fibrosis...
August 10, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803447/registration-free-automatic-identification-of-gold-fiducial-markers-in-mri-target-delineation-images-for-prostate-radiotherapy
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Christian Gustafsson, Juha Korhonen, Emilia Persson, Adalsteinn Gunnlaugsson, Tufve Nyholm, Lars E Olsson
PURPOSE: The superior soft tissue contrast of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) compared to computed tomography (CT) has urged the integration of MRI and elimination of CT in radiotherapy treatment (RT) for prostate. An intraprostatic gold fiducial marker (GFM) appear hyperintense on CT. On T2 weighted (T2w) MRI target delineation images the GFM appear as a small signal void similar to calcifications and post biopsy fibrosis. It can therefore be difficult to identify the markers without CT...
August 13, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799535/hygroscopic-sonographically-detectable-clips-form-characteristic-breast-and-lymph-node-pseudocysts
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Moshe Carmon, Sofia Zilber, David Gekhtman, Oded Olsha, Tal Hadar, Eliahu Golomb
The use of hygroscopic sonographically detectable clips (HSDCs) has dramatically increased during the last years, especially in breast cancer patients who undergo neoadjuvant chemotherapy. The aims of this study are to define the appearance of HSDC sites in histopathological specimens, and to enable pathologists to recognize these sites and differentiate them from other lesions. We examined 124 breast cancer specimens in which the application of HSDCs was documented, 88 breast tissues and 36 lymph nodes, and analyzed the appearance of the clip site in these tissues...
August 11, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798985/nanostring-based-breast-cancer-risk-prediction-for-women-with-sclerosing-adenosis
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Stacey J Winham, Christine Mehner, Ethan P Heinzen, Brendan T Broderick, Melody Stallings-Mann, Aziza Nassar, Robert A Vierkant, Tanya L Hoskin, Ryan D Frank, Chen Wang, Lori A Denison, Celine M Vachon, Marlene H Frost, Lynn C Hartmann, E Aubrey Thompson, Mark E Sherman, Daniel W Visscher, Amy C Degnim, Derek C Radisky
PURPOSE: Sclerosing adenosis (SA), found in ¼ of benign breast disease (BBD) biopsies, is a histological feature characterized by lobulocentric proliferation of acini and stromal fibrosis and confers a two-fold increase in breast cancer risk compared to women in the general population. We evaluated a NanoString-based gene expression assay to model breast cancer risk using RNA derived from formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) biopsies with SA. METHODS: The study group consisted of 151 women diagnosed with SA between 1967 and 2001 within the Mayo BBD cohort, of which 37 subsequently developed cancer within 10 years (cases) and 114 did not (controls)...
August 10, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798253/cyp2e1-regulates-the-development-of-radiation-induced-pulmonary-fibrosis-via-er-stress-and-ros-dependent-mechanisms
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Beomseok Son, TaeWoo Kwon, Sungmin Lee, IkJoon Han, Wanyeon Kim, HyeSook Youn, BuHyun Youn
Radiation-induced pulmonary fibrosis (RIPF) is one of the most common side effects of lung cancer radiotherapy. This study was conducted to identify the molecular mechanism responsible for RIPF. We revealed that the transcriptional level of cytochrome P450 2E1 (CYP2E1) was elevated by examining expression profile analysis of RIPF mouse models. We also confirmed that CYP2E1 regulated levels of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and reactive oxygen species (ROS) in alveolar epithelial type II (AE2) cells and lung fibroblasts...
August 10, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797220/a-review-of-ultrasound-tissue-characterization-with-mean-scatterer-spacing
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Zhuhuang Zhou, Weiwei Wu, Shuicai Wu, Kebin Jia, Po-Hsiang Tsui
Tissues exhibiting quasi-periodic structures can be modeled as a collection of diffuse scatterers and coherent scatterers. The mean scatterer spacing (MSS) of coherent and quasi-periodic components is directly related to tissue microstructure and has become an important quantitative ultrasound (QUS) parameter in the characterization of quasi-periodic tissues. In this paper, a review of the literature on the development of MSS as a QUS parameter was conducted. First, a unified theoretical background of MSS estimates was provided...
September 2017: Ultrasonic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794394/review-of-toxicity-studies-of-carbon-nanotubes
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Norihiro Kobayashi, Hiroto Izumi, Yasuo Morimoto
OBJECTIVE: We reviewed studies on pulmonary, reproductive, and developmental toxicity caused by carbon nanotubes (CNTs). In paricular, we analyzed how CNT exposure affects the several processes of pulmonary toxicity, including inflammation, injury, fibrosis, and pulmonary tumors. METHODS: In pulmonary toxicity, there are various processes, including inflammation, injury, fibrosis, respiratory tumor in the lungs, and biopersistence of CNTs and genotoxicity as tumor-related factors, to develop the respiratory tumor...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794368/interstitial-lung-disease-induced-by-osimertinib-for-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-egfr-t790m-positive-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Yoshiya Matsumoto, Tomoya Kawaguchi, Norio Yamamoto, Kenji Sawa, Naoki Yoshimoto, Tomohiro Suzumura, Tetsuya Watanabe, Shigeki Mitsuoka, Kazuhisa Asai, Tatsuo Kimura, Naruo Yoshimura, Yuko Kuwae, Kazuto Hirata
A 75-year-old man with stage IV lung adenocarcinoma was treated with osimertinib due to disease progression despite having been administered erlotinib. Both an epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) L858R mutation on exon 21 and a T790M mutation on exon 20 were detected in a specimen from a recurrent primary tumor. Five weeks after osimertinib initiation, he developed general fatigue and dyspnea. Chest computed tomography scan revealed diffuse ground glass opacities and consolidation on both lungs. An analysis of the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid revealed marked lymphocytosis, and a transbronchial lung biopsy specimen showed a thickened interstitium with fibrosis and prominent lymphocytic infiltration...
August 10, 2017: Internal Medicine
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/28792932/structural-insights-into-ligand-recognition-by-the-lysophosphatidic-acid-receptor-lpa6
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Reiya Taniguchi, Asuka Inoue, Misa Sayama, Akiharu Uwamizu, Keitaro Yamashita, Kunio Hirata, Masahito Yoshida, Yoshiki Tanaka, Hideaki E Kato, Yoshiko Nakada-Nakura, Yuko Otani, Tomohiro Nishizawa, Takayuki Doi, Tomohiko Ohwada, Ryuichiro Ishitani, Junken Aoki, Osamu Nureki
Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) is a bioactive lipid composed of a phosphate group, a glycerol backbone, and a single acyl chain that varies in length and saturation. LPA activates six class A G-protein-coupled receptors to provoke various cellular reactions. Because LPA signalling has been implicated in cancer and fibrosis, the LPA receptors are regarded as promising drug targets. The six LPA receptors are subdivided into the endothelial differentiation gene (EDG) family (LPA1-LPA3) and the phylogenetically distant non-EDG family (LPA4-LPA6)...
August 9, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791396/oxidored-nitro-domain-containing-protein-1-promotes-liver-fibrosis-by-activating-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway-in%C3%A2-vitro
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Tianxin Xiang, Shouhua Zhang, Na Cheng, Shanfei Ge, Jiangxiong Wen, Juhua Xiao, Xiaoping Wu
Hepatic fibrosis is a characteristic of various types of chronic liver diseases, and may further develop into liver cirrhosis and liver cancer. Oxidored‑nitro domain‑containing protein 1 (NOR1) expression levels are greater in hepatitis, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma samples compared with from normal liver samples. However, the importance of NOR1 in liver fibrosis remains to be elucidated. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of NOR1 on the proliferation and matrix expression of human hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) in vitro...
August 4, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780473/rescue-effects-of-ginger-extract-on-dose-dependent-radiation-induced-histological-and-biochemical-changes-in-the-kidneys-of-male-wistar-rats
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Hassan Saberi, Behnaz Keshavarzi, Alireza Shirpoor, Farzaneh Hosseini Gharalari, Yousef Rasmi
Radiation is an essential modality in the management of cancer therapy, but its acute and chronic side effects on the normal organs limit the helpfulness of radiotherapy. The deleterious effects of radiation begin with oxidative stress and inflammatory reaction to radiolytic hydrolysis and formation of free radicals. The aim of the current study was to investigate the effect of dose dependent whole body radiation exposure on histological and biochemical alterations in rat kidney. It was also planned to find out whether ginger extract mitigated the deleterious effects of different doses of radiation in rat kidney...
August 3, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779894/identification-of-novel-cytokine-biomarkers-of-hexanal-exposure-associated-with-pulmonary-toxicity
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Yoon Cho, Mi-Kyung Song, Tae Sung Kim, Jae-Chun Ryu
We aimed to investigate whether exposure to low-molecular-weight saturated aliphatic aldehydes induces an airway inflammation related to lung toxicity. In previous studies, we identified that several aldehydes induced inflammatory responses through the secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines. Here, we elucidate on whether hexanal exposure induces the lung inflammatory response through the secretion of cytokines. Hexanal is one of the aldehydes, which are major components of indoor environmental irritants. Based on a multiplexed cytokine antibody array, we investigated the cytokine expression profiles to identify the significant biomarkers of hexanal exposure and to predict the possibility of adverse effects on pulmonary toxicity using in vitro and in vivo model systems...
August 2, 2017: Environmental Pollution
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