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Shanzheng Lu, Ganggang Shi, Xiaoxi Xu, Grace Wang, Xu Lan, Peng Sun, Xiang Li, Baoren Zhang, Xiangying Gu, Thomas E Ichim, Hao Wang
BACKGROUND: The endometrial regenerative cell (ERC) is a novel type of adult mesenchymal stem cell isolated from menstrual blood. Previous studies demonstrated that ERCs possess unique immunoregulatory properties in vitro and in vivo, as well as the ability to differentiate into functional hepatocyte-like cells. For these reasons, the present study was undertaken to explore the effects of ERCs on carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced acute liver injury (ALI). METHODS: An ALI model in C57BL/6 mice was induced by administration of intraperitoneal injection of CCl4...
October 22, 2016: Journal of Translational Medicine
Niamh M Long, Andrew J Plodkowski, Rachel Schor-Bardach, Alexander I Geyer, Junting Zheng, Chaya S Moskowitz, Michelle S Ginsberg
OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to describe the computed tomographic features of organizing pneumonia (OP) in an oncologic patient population and to also identify features associated with lung cancer and patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT). METHODS: In retrospective computed tomographies from 151 patients with pathologically confirmed OP between January 2009 and September 2014, number of lesions, location, size, margin type, and consistency, as well as volume of lymphadenopathy and the presence and size of pleural effusions, were recorded...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Vidya Ramachandraiah, Wilbert Aronow, Dipak Chandy
Sarcoidosis is a multisystem disease characterized by the presence of noncaseating granulomas, the exact etiology of which is yet to be determined. Pulmonary involvement occurs in the majority of patients and its severity ranges from asymptomatic involvement of mediastinal lymph nodes to progressive pulmonary fibrosis and chronic respiratory failure that is insensitive to treatment. Diagnosis of pulmonary sarcoidosis requires a compatible clinical picture supported by radiologic and pathologic data. A recent development in establishing the diagnosis of pulmonary sarcoidosis is endobronchial ultrasound that increases the yield of transbronchial needle aspiration of hilar and/or mediastinal lymph nodes...
October 21, 2016: Postgraduate Medicine
Y Yamada, E Vandermeulen, T Heigl, J Somers, A Vaneylen, S E Verleden, H Bellon, S De Vleeschauwer, E K Verbeken, D E Van Raemdonck, R Vos, G M Verleden, W Jungraithmayr, B M Vanaudenaerde
The single most important cause of late mortality after lung transplantation is chronic lung allograft dysfunction (CLAD). However, the pathological development of CLAD was not as simple as previously presumed and subclassification phenotypes, bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) and restrictive CLAD (rCLAD), have been introduced. We want to re-investigate how CLAD manifests in the murine orthotopic lung transplant model and investigate the role of interleukin 17A (IL-17A) within this model. Orthotopic LTx was performed in CB57Bl6, IL-17 WT and IL-17 KO mice...
October 10, 2016: Transplant Immunology
Fuat H Saner, Carmen Kirchner
BACKGROUND: Patients with end-stage liver disease (ESLD) are assumed to be at high risk of bleeding when undergoing any kind of invasive intervention (any kind of operation, including transplantation or minimally invasive interventions). Both bleeding and thrombosis are associated with a poor outcome. METHODS: A selective literature research was conducted with the following key words: 'cirrhosis', 'coagulation', 'bleeding', 'INR' (international normalized ratio), 'aPTT' (activated partial thromboplastin time), and 'thrombocytopenia'...
August 2016: Visc Med
Akihiko Kitahara, Seijiro Sato, Terumoto Koike, Masanori Tsuchida
We report here a case of fatal respiratory failure developed during chemotherapy for diffuse large B cell lymphoma that occurred late after lung transplantation. 25-year- old man underwent lung transplantation from brain death donor for respiratory failure due to interstitial pneumonia at the age of 16 years old. Two years after transplantation, his respiratory function decreased gradually. Chronic lung allograft dysfunction including bronchiolitis obliterans( BOS) and restrictive allograft syndrome was suspected and immunosuppression was enhanced...
October 2016: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
Tomohito Saito, Masaaki Sato, Yohei Taniguchi, Tomohiro Murakawa, Shaf Keshavjee
Chronic lung allograft dysfunction (CLAD) is a major limitation to long-term success of lung transplantation. Restrictive allograft syndrome (RAS) is a recently discovered subtype of CLAD, showing distinct clinical, pathological and radiological features compared with the major CLAD subtype, bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS). Introduction of the novel CLAD classification system that differentiates CLAD into BOS and RAS has stimulated research activities aiming delineation of the underlying pathological mechanism in the 2 CLAD subtypes...
October 2016: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
Dasaradha Jalapothu, Margherita Boieri, Rachel E Crossland, Pranali Shah, Isha A Butt, Jean Norden, Ralf Dressel, Anne M Dickinson, Marit Inngjerdingen
MicroRNAs (miRNA) have emerged as central regulators of diverse biological processes and contribute to driving pathology in several diseases. Acute graft-versus-host disease (aGvHD) represents a major complication after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, caused by alloreactive donor T cells attacking host tissues leading to inflammation and tissue destruction. Changes in miRNA expression patterns occur during aGvHD, and we hypothesized that we could identify miRNA signatures in target tissues of aGvHD that may potentially help understand the underlying molecular pathology of the disease...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
Jin Tao, Qinglun Li, Xiaowei Ma, Fei Han, Xiaoming Liu, Jun Wei, Yongzhao Zhu
Objective To investigate the therapeutic effect and mechanism of human placental mesenchymal stem cells of fetal origin (hfPMSCs) cultured in serum-free medium on mouse pulmonary fibrosis induced by bleomycin treatment. Methods Human hfPMSCs were cultured and identified by flow cytometry. Fifteen 6-week-old male SPF C57BL/6J mice were divided into 3 groups: bleomycin treatment group, hfPMSCs transplantation group and negative control group. Pulmonary fibrosis model was induced in the mice of bleomycin treatment group and hfPMSCs transplantation group with bleomycin (1 μg/L, 50 μL) via intratracheal instillation...
October 2016: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
Yayoi Takamoto, Yoshimi Arima, Hideyuki Saya
Phyllodes tumors (PTs) are rare fibroepithelial tumors of the breast with epithelial and stromal components, and surgical resection is the standard and only available treatment for malignant PTs. To provide a better understanding of these tumors, we developed mouse models that recapitulate the pathological and clinical properties of human malignant PTs. Mouse undifferentiated mammary gland cells were infected with a retrovirus encoding the human oncoprotein H-Ras(G12V) , and the infected cells were transplanted orthotopically into the mammary fat pads of syngeneic mice...
September 23, 2016: Genes to Cells: Devoted to Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms
Venkata S Katabathina, Christine O Menias, Varaha S Tammisetti, Meghan G Lubner, Ania Kielar, Akram Shaaban, Joseph Mansour, Venkateshwar R Surabhi, Amy K Hara
Life expectancies for solid organ recipients as well as graft survival rates for these patients have improved over the years because of advanced immunosuppressive therapies; however, with chronic use of these drugs, posttransplant malignancy has become one of the leading causes of morbidity for them. The risk of carcinogenesis in transplant recipients is significantly higher than for the general population and cancers tend to manifest at an advanced stage. Posttransplant malignancies are thought to develop by three mechanisms: de novo development, donor-related transmission, and recurrence of a recipient's pretransplant malignancy...
September 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
Vasileios Rafailidis, Annamaria Deganello, Tom Watson, Paul S Sidhu, Maria E Sellars
Contrast-enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) represents a complementary technique to grey-scale and colour Doppler ultrasonography (US) which allows for real-time visualization and characterization of tissue perfusion. Its inherent advantages in the child makes US an ideal imaging modality; repeatability and good tolerance along with the avoidance of computed tomography (CT), a source of ionizing radiation, renders US imaging desirable. Although currently paediatric CEUS is principally used in an "off-label" manner, US contrast agents have received regulatory approval for assessment of paediatric focal liver lesions in the United States of America...
September 9, 2016: British Journal of Radiology
Mahmoud Abdelwahab Ali, Wei-Feng Li, Jing-Houng Wang, Chih-Che Lin, Ying-Ju Chen, Ting-Lung Lin, Tsan-Shiun Lin, Sheng-Nan Lu, Chih-Chi Wang, Chao-Long Chen
BACKGROUND: Currently, there is no definitive management for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) intrahepatic recurrence (IHR) after primary resection (PR). The aim of this study was to analyze the outcomes of three modalities for patients who received curative PR and had IHR within the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) criteria. METHODS: Between 2003 and 2010, patients with IHR after PR were treated with salvage liver transplantation (SLT), re-resection (RR) or local ablation (LA)...
October 2016: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
Christian Mühlfeld, Jens Madsen, Rose-Marie Mackay, Jan Philipp Schneider, Julia Schipke, Dennis Lutz, Bastian Birkelbach, Lars Knudsen, Marina Botto, Matthias Ochs, Howard Clark
Irradiation followed by bone marrow transplantation (BM-Tx) is a frequent therapeutic intervention causing pathology to the lung. Although alveolar epithelial type II (AE2) cells are essential for lung function and are damaged by irradiation, the long-term consequences of irradiation and BM-Tx are not well characterized. In addition, it is unknown whether surfactant protein D (SP-D) influences the response of AE2 cells to the injurious events. Therefore, wildtype (WT) and SP-D(-/-) mice were subjected to a myeloablative whole body irradiation dose of 8 Gy and subsequent BM-Tx and compared with age- and sex-matched untreated controls...
August 26, 2016: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
Guang-Ping Ruan, Xiang Yao, Ju-Fen Liu, Jie He, Zi-An Li, Jian-Yong Yang, Rong-Qing Pang, Xing-Hua Pan
BACKGROUND: The establishment of a tree shrew model for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) provides a new method to evaluate the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases. METHODS: Eighty tree shrews were randomly divided into four groups receiving either an intraperitoneal injection of pristane, lipopolysaccharide (LPS), or pristane and LPS, or no injection. Three weeks after injection, the SLE model tree shrews were divided into the model group and the treatment group...
2016: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
Ikuyo Motokawa, Motoyoshi Endo, Kazutoyo Terada, Haruki Horiguchi, Keishi Miyata, Tsuyoshi Kadomatsu, Jun Morinaga, Taichi Sugizaki, Takaaki Ito, Kimi Araki, Masaki Suimye Morioka, Ichiro Manabe, Takuya Samukawa, Masaki Watanabe, Hiromasa Inoue, Yuichi Oike
Angiopoietin-like protein 2 (ANGPTL2) is a chronic inflammatory mediator that, when deregulated, is associated with various pathologies. However, little is known about its activity in lung. To assess a possible lung function, we generated a rabbit monoclonal antibody that specifically recognizes mouse ANGPTL2 and then evaluated protein expression in mouse lung tissue. We observed abundant ANGPTL2 expression in both alveolar epithelial type I and type II cells and in resident alveolar macrophages under normal conditions...
October 1, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
G N Zyuz'kov, E N Amosova, A V Chaikovskii, L A Miroshnichenko, E V Udut, O Yu Rybalkina, V V Zhdanov, V V Udut, A M Dygai, E P Zueva
Mice with Lewis lung carcinoma were used to study the antitumor and antimetastatic effects of JAK3 inhibitor. The study revealed no effect of JAK3 inhibitor on the growth of primary tumor node, but found a pronounced inhibition of hematogenous spread of the pathologic process into the lungs. In vitro blockade of JAK3 in cultured Lewis lung carcinoma produced no effect on the count of the stem tumor cells and stimulated functions of committed elements. In addition, blockade of JAK3 significantly elevated maturation index of the tumor tissue...
July 2016: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
Shaun Kian Hong Cheng, Khoon Leong Chuah
Described in Japan by Amitani et al in 1992, the entity of idiopathic upper lobe fibrosis was subsequently given the name pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis (PPFE) in the English-speaking world. Pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis is believed to be a rare disease characterized by a fibrosing process affecting the pleura and the subpleural lung parenchyma, with a predilection for the upper lobes. Uniquely, the fibrosing process is elastotic in nature, being associated with intra-alveolar fibrosis. The etiology of PPFE is unclear at this juncture, with many cases being considered as idiopathic forms of the disease...
August 2016: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Kartik Dev Bhatia, Chaitanya Ambati, Rajiv Dhaliwal, Royce Paschkewitz, Eugene Hsu, Bao Ho, Andy Young, Louise Emmett
INTRODUCTION: Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography-Ventilation-Perfusion (SPECT-VQ) with low-dose CT (SPECT-CT/VQ) has equivalent diagnostic accuracy to CTPA for diagnosing pulmonary embolus (PE) while using lower radiation doses, but is underutilized owing to perceived inaccuracy of scintigraphy in the setting of pre-existing lung disease. This study assesses the accuracy of SPECT-CT/VQ compared with CTPA for the diagnosis of PE, including in patients with pre-existing lung disease...
August 2016: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
Francesca Mariani, Beatrice Gatti, Alberto Rocca, Francesca Bonifazi, Alberto Cavazza, Stefano Fanti, Sara Tomassetti, Sara Piciucchi, Venerino Poletti, Maurizio Zompatori
PURPOSE: Pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis (PPFE) is a rare form of interstitial pneumonia, characterized by elastotic fibrosis involving the pleura and subpleural parenchyma, predominantly in the upper lobes. PPFE can be either idiopathic or secondary and mostly occurs as a late complication of lung or hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of secondary forms in transplant recipients. METHODS: An expert thoracic radiologist retrospectively reviewed high-resolution computed tomography exams of 700 HSCT recipients and 53 lung transplant recipients from the database of the Radiology Department of S...
September 2016: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
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