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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160020/comparison-of-quantitative-regional-ventilation-weighted-fourier-decomposition-mri-with-dynamic-fluorinated-gas-washout-mri-and-lung-function-testing-in-copd-patients
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Till F Kaireit, Marcel Gutberlet, Andreas Voskrebenzev, Julia Freise, Tobias Welte, Jens M Hohlfeld, Frank Wacker, Jens Vogel-Claussen
BACKGROUND: Ventilation-weighted Fourier decomposition-MRI (FD-MRI) has matured as a reliable technique for quantitative measures of regional lung ventilation in recent years, but has yet not been validated in COPD patients. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: To compare regional fractional lung ventilation obtained by ventilation-weighted FD-MRI with dynamic fluorinated gas washout MRI ((19) F-MRI) and lung function test parameters. STUDY TYPE: Prospective study...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157470/therapeutic-potential-of-hiv-nosode-30c-as-evaluated-in-a549-lung-cancer-cells
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Anisur Rahman Khuda-Bukhsh, Jesmin Mondal, Rajesh Shah
OBJECTIVES: To examine if HIV nosode in 30c dilution (HIV 30c) has therapeutic potential against lung cancer cells (A549) as compared to WRL-68 normal cells and to elucidate its possible molecular mechanism of action on DNA replication and apoptosis. METHODS: Effects of HIV 30c were thoroughly tested for its possible anticancer potential on A549 cells (lung cancer); WRL-68 normal liver cells served as control. Three doses, one at LD50 and two below LD-50, were used...
November 2017: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153200/adrenomedullin-as-a-biomarker-of-heart-failure
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REVIEW
Toshio Nishikimi, Yasuaki Nakagawa
Adrenomedullin (AM) is a vasodilatory peptide originally discovered in human pheochromocytoma tissue. Although AM is highly expressed in the adrenal glands, heart, lungs, and kidneys, vascular endothelium and smooth muscle are thought to be the main source of plasma AM. The AM precursor is processed to AM-glycine, which is then converted to AM-mature through C-terminal amidation. In this process, mid-regional pro-adrenomedullin (MR-proAM) is also produced. Plasma AM, AM-mature, AM-glycine, and MR-proAM levels are all higher in patients with heart failure than healthy subjects in proportional to the disease severity...
January 2018: Heart Failure Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151968/lncrna-malat1-inhibits-apoptosis-and-promotes-invasion-by-antagonizing-mir-125b-in-bladder-cancer-cells
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Haibiao Xie, Xinhui Liao, Zhicong Chen, Yuan Fang, Anbang He, Yucheng Zhong, Qunjun Gao, Huizhong Xiao, Jianfa Li, Weiren Huang, Yuchen Liu
Accumulating evidences suggest that longnon-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play functional roles in development of different cancers, including cancer initiation and progression. Metastasis associated lung adenocarcinoma transcript 1(MALAT1) is a well-known lncRNA which was previously shown to be a direct target of miR-125b in bladder cancer (BCa) and to promote cancer progression and invasion. However, little is known whether MALAT1 can also target miR-125b. In the present study, using CRISPR-based technologies and qRT-PCR, we show that MALAT1 is capable of suppressing mature miR-125b and increasing the expression of its target genes (Bcl-2 and MMP-13), but has no effect on pri-miR-125b and pre-miR-125b...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151359/osimertinib-in-untreated-egfr-mutated-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Jean-Charles Soria, Yuichiro Ohe, Johan Vansteenkiste, Thanyanan Reungwetwattana, Busyamas Chewaskulyong, Ki Hyeong Lee, Arunee Dechaphunkul, Fumio Imamura, Naoyuki Nogami, Takayasu Kurata, Isamu Okamoto, Caicun Zhou, Byoung Chul Cho, Ying Cheng, Eun Kyung Cho, Pei Jye Voon, David Planchard, Wu-Chou Su, Jhanelle E Gray, Siow-Ming Lee, Rachel Hodge, Marcelo Marotti, Yuri Rukazenkov, Suresh S Ramalingam
Background Osimertinib is an oral, third-generation, irreversible epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor (EGFR-TKI) that selectively inhibits both EGFR-TKI-sensitizing and EGFR T790M resistance mutations. We compared osimertinib with standard EGFR-TKIs in patients with previously untreated, EGFR mutation-positive advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Methods In this double-blind, phase 3 trial, we randomly assigned 556 patients with previously untreated, EGFR mutation-positive (exon 19 deletion or L858R) advanced NSCLC in a 1:1 ratio to receive either osimertinib (at a dose of 80 mg once daily) or a standard EGFR-TKI (gefitinib at a dose of 250 mg once daily or erlotinib at a dose of 150 mg once daily)...
November 18, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146145/adars-and-editing-the-role-of-a-to-i-rna-modification-in-cancer-progression
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REVIEW
Kajsa Fritzell, Li-Di Xu, Jens Lagergren, Marie Öhman
Cancer arises when pathways that control cell functions such as proliferation and migration are dysregulated to such an extent that cells start to divide uncontrollably and eventually spread throughout the body, ultimately endangering the survival of an affected individual. It is well established that somatic mutations are important in cancer initiation and progression as well as in creation of tumor diversity. Now also modifications of the transcriptome are emerging as a significant force during the transition from normal cell to malignant tumor...
November 16, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143683/the-progression-of-heartworm-associated-respiratory-disease-hard-in-spf-cats-18%C3%A2-months-after-dirofilaria-immitis-infection
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A Ray Dillon, Bryon L Blagburn, Michael Tillson, William Brawner, Betsy Welles, Calvin Johnson, Russell Cattley, Pat Rynders, Sharron Barney
BACKGROUND: Heartworm-associated respiratory disease (HARD) in cats is induced by the arrival and death of immature adult Dirofilaria immitis in the pulmonary system and is indistinguishable from mature adult heartworm infection. METHODS: A controlled, blind research study investigated the long-term (18 months post infection, PI) consequences of the inflammatory response associated with the death of immature adult heartworms in cats. Three groups of cats, 10 per group, were infected with 100 third-stage (L3) larvae by subcutaneous injection...
November 9, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143661/heartworm-associated-respiratory-disease-hard-induced-by-immature-adult-dirofilaria-immitis-in-cats
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A Ray Dillon, Byron L Blagburn, Michael Tillson, William Brawner, Betsy Welles, Calvin Johnson, Russell Cattley, Pat Rynders, Sharron Barney
BACKGROUND: A controlled, blind research study was conducted to define the initial inflammatory response and lung damage associated with the death of immature adult Dirofilaria immitis in cats as compared with cats developing adult heartworm infections and cats on preventive medication. METHODS: Three groups of cats were utilized, 10 per group. All cats were infected with 100 third-stage (L3) larvae by subcutaneous injection. Group A cats were treated topically with selamectin (Revolution®; Zoetis) per label directions at 28 days post infection (PI) and once monthly for 8 months...
November 9, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143659/effect-of-heartworm-disease-and-heartworm-associated-respiratory-disease-hard-on-the-right-ventricle-of-cats
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Randolph L Winter, A Ray Dillon, Russell C Cattley, Byron L Blagburn, D Michael Tillson, Calvin M Johnson, William R Brawner, Elizabeth G Welles, Sharon Barney
BACKGROUND: Dirofilaria immitis infection occurs in dogs and cats, both of which species are clinically affected by mature adult infections. Cats are uniquely affected by immature-adult infections with an inflammatory pulmonary disease called Heartworm-Associated Respiratory Disease (HARD). D. immitis infection causes pulmonary parenchymal and vascular pathology in the dog and cat. Dogs develop pulmonary hypertension and cor pulmonale, whereas the development of pulmonary hypertension is rare in the cat...
November 9, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143419/long-non-coding-rna-rp11-380d23-2-drives-distal-proximal-patterning-of-the-lung-by-regulating-pitx2-expression
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Poulomi Banerjee, Harshini Surendran, Kapil Bharti, Kaoru Morishita, Anurag Varshney, Rajarshi Pal
Early lung development is a tightly orchestrated process encompassing (a) formation of definitive endoderm, (b) anteriorization of definitive endoderm followed by (c) specification and maturation of both proximal and distal lung precursors. Several reports detailing the interaction of genes and proteins during lung development are available; however, studies reporting the role(s) of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNA) in lung morphogenesis are limited. To investigate this, we tailored a protocol for differentiation of human induced pluripotent stem cells into distal and proximal lung progenitors to mimic in vivo lung development...
November 16, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138038/low-dose-betamethasone-acetate-for-fetal-lung-maturation-in-preterm-sheep
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Augusto F Schmidt, Matthew W Kemp, Judith Rittenschober-Böhm, Paranthaman S Kannan, Haruo Usuda, Masatoshi Saito, Lucy Furfaro, Shimpei Watanabe, Sarah Stock, Boris W Kramer, John P Newnham, Suhas G Kallapur, Alan H Jobe
BACKGROUND: Antenatal steroids (ANS) are standard of care for women at risk of preterm delivery; however ANS dosing and formulation have not been adequately evaluated. The standard clinical 2-dose treatment with betamethasone-acetate+betamethasone-phosphate (Beta-P+Beta-Ac) is more effective than 2 doses of Beta-P for inducing lung maturation in preterm fetal sheep. We hypothesized that the slowly-released Beta-Ac component induces similar lung maturation to Beta-P+Beta-Ac with decreased dose and fetal exposure...
November 11, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138031/mortality-and-pulmonary-outcomes-of-extremely-preterm-infants-exposed-to-antenatal-corticosteroids
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Colm P Travers, Waldemar A Carlo, Scott A Mcdonald, Abhik Das, Edward F Bell, Namasivayam Ambalavanan, Alan H Jobe, Ronald N Goldberg, Carl T D'Angio, Barbara J Stoll, Seetha Shankaran, Abbot R Laptook, Barbara Schmidt, Michele C Walsh, Pablo J Sanchez, M Bethany Ball, Ellen C Hale, Nancy S Newman, Rosemary D Higgins
BACKGROUND: Antenatal corticosteroids are given primarily to induce fetal lung maturation but results from meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials have not shown mortality or pulmonary benefits for extremely preterm infants although these are the infants most at risk of mortality and pulmonary disease. OBJECTIVE: To determine if exposure to antenatal corticosteroids is associated with a lower rate of death and pulmonary morbidities by 36 weeks' postmenstrual age...
November 11, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137224/role-of-the-inflammasome-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd
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Chiara Colarusso, Michela Terlizzi, Antonio Molino, Aldo Pinto, Rosalinda Sorrentino
Inflammation is central to the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a pulmonary disorder characterized by chronic bronchitis, chronic airway obstruction, emphysema, associated to progressive and irreversible decline of lung function. Emerging genetic and pharmacological evidence suggests that IL-1-like cytokines are highly detected in the sputum and broncho-alveolar lavage (BAL) of COPD patients, implying the involvement of the multiprotein complex inflammasome. So far, scientific evidence has focused on nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain-like receptors protein 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome, a specialized inflammatory signaling platform that governs the maturation and secretion of IL-1-like cytokines through the regulation of caspase-1-dependent proteolytic processing...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133847/female-mice-lacking-pald1-exhibit-endothelial-cell-apoptosis-and-emphysema
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Isabel Egaña, Hiroshi Kaito, Anja Nitzsche, Lore Becker, Carolina Ballester-Lopez, Colin Niaudet, Milena Petkova, Wei Liu, Michael Vanlandewijck, Alexandra Vernaleken, Thomas Klopstock, Helmut Fuchs, Valerie Gailus-Durner, Martin Hrabe de Angelis, Helge Rask-Andersen, Henrik J Johansson, Janne Lehtiö, Liqun He, Ali Ö Yildirim, Mats Hellström
Paladin (Pald1, mKIAA1274 or x99384) was identified in screens for vascular-specific genes and is a putative phosphatase. Paladin has also been proposed to be involved in various biological processes such as insulin signaling, innate immunity and neural crest migration. To determine the role of paladin we have now characterized the Pald1 knock-out mouse in a broad array of behavioral, physiological and biochemical tests. Here, we show that female, but not male, Pald1 heterozygous and homozygous knock-out mice display an emphysema-like histology with increased alveolar air spaces and impaired lung function with an obstructive phenotype...
November 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129516/is-there-a-potential-link-between-vitamin-d-and-pulmonary-morbidities-in-preterm-infants
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Yang Yang, Yun Feng, Xu Chen, Xiao-Nan Mao, Jing-Han Zhang, Li Zhao, You-Yan Zhao, Rui Cheng
BACKGROUND: There hasn't been conclusive proof about the association between vitamin D and pulmonary morbidities of prematurity. METHODS: 106 preterm infants were retrospectively included into this study. Clinical data and blood samples of all the patients were collected within 24 h of admission. RESULTS: (1) Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) patients were mainly concentrated in "≤30 weeks" stage when compared with other two gestational age groups...
November 9, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128673/bi-allelic-irf8-mutation-a-complex-immunodeficiency-syndrome-with-dendritic-cell-deficiency-monocytopenia-and-immune-dysregulation
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Venetia Bigley, Sheetal Maisuria, Urszula Cytlak, Laura Jardine, Matthew A Care, Kile Green, Merry Gunawan, Paul Milne, Rachel Dickinson, Sarah Wiscombe, David Parry, Rainer Doffinger, Arian Laurence, Claudia Fonseca Lic, Oda Stoevesandt, Andrew Gennery, Andrew Cant, Reuben Tooze, A John Simpson, Sophie Hambleton, Sinisa Savic, Gina Doody, Matthew Collin
BACKGROUND: Homozygous K108E mutation of interferon regulatory factor 8 (IRF8) is reported to cause dendritic cell and monocyte deficiency. However, more widespread immune dysfunction is predicted from the multiple roles ascribed to IRF8 in immune cell development and function. OBJECTIVE: We sought to describe the effect on hematopoiesis and immunity of compound heterozygous R83C/ R291Q mutation of IRF8, present in a patient with recurrent viral infection, granulo-proliferation and intracerebral calcification...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127199/the-full-length-interleukin-33-flil33-importin-5-interaction-does-not-regulate-flil33-s-nuclear-localization-but-controls-its-intracellular-degradation
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Andrew Clerman, Zahid Noor, Rita Fishelevich, Virginia Lockatell, Brian S Hampton, Nirav G Shah, Mariah V Salcedo, Nevins W Todd, Sergei P Atamas, Irina G Luzina
Human mature interleukin-33 (MIL33) is a member of the IL-1 family and a potent regulator of immunity through its pro-T helper cell 2 (Th2) activity. Its precursor form, full-length interleukin-33 (FLIL33), is an intranuclear protein in many cell types, including fibroblasts, and its intracellular levels can change in response to stimuli. However, the mechanisms controlling the nuclear localization of FLIL33 or its stability in cells are not understood. Here, we identified importin-5 (IPO5), a member of the importin family of nuclear transport proteins, as an intracellular binding partner of FLIL33...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126797/the-cytokine-tgf-%C3%AE-promotes-the-development-and-homeostasis-of-alveolar-macrophages
#18
Xueyang Yu, Anne Buttgereit, Iva Lelios, Sebastian G Utz, Dilay Cansever, Burkhard Becher, Melanie Greter
Alveolar macrophages (AMs) derive from fetal liver monocytes, which colonize the lung during embryonic development and give rise to fully mature AMs perinatally. AM differentiation requires granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF), but whether additional factors are involved in AM regulation is not known. Here we report that AMs, in contrast to most other tissue macrophages, were also dependent on transforming growth factor-β receptor (TGF-βR) signaling. Conditional deletion of TGF-βR in mice at different time points halted the development and differentiation of AMs...
November 6, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126629/characterization-of-innate-responses-induced-by-in-ovo-administration-of-encapsulated-and-free-forms-of-ligands-of-toll-like-receptor-4-and-21-in-chicken-embryos
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Jegarubee Bavananthasivam, Tamiru N Alkie, Ayumi Matsuyama-Kato, Douglas C Hodgins, Shayan Sharif
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are a family of innate receptors that recognize pathogen-associated molecular patterns, including double-stranded RNA, CpG DNA and lipopolysaccharide (LPS). After interaction with their ligands, TLRs initiate innate responses that are manifested by activating cells and inducing expression of cytokines that help mediate adaptive immune responses. TLR ligands (TLR-Ls) have the potential to be used prophylactically (alone) or as vaccine adjuvants to promote host immunity. Encapsulating TLR-Ls in nanoparticles, such as Poly (d,l-lactic-co-glycolic acid), may prolong responses through sustained release of the ligands...
October 25, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125848/early-decreased-tlr2-expression-on-monocytes-is-associated-with-their-reduced-phagocytic-activity-and-impaired-maturation-in-a-porcine-polytrauma-model
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Lukas Schimunek, Rafael Serve, Michel P J Teuben, Philipp Störmann, Birgit Auner, Mathias Woschek, Roman Pfeifer, Klemens Horst, Tim-P Simon, Miriam Kalbitz, Ramona Sturm, Hans-C Pape, Frank Hildebrand, Ingo Marzi, Borna Relja
In their post-traumatic course, trauma patients suffering from multiple injuries have a high risk for immune dysregulation, which may contribute to post-injury complications and late mortality. Monocytes as specific effector cells of the innate immunity play a crucial role in inflammation. Using their Pattern Recognition Receptors (PRRs), notably Toll-Like Receptors (TLR), the monocytes recognize pathogens and/or pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) and organize their clearance. TLR2 is the major receptor for particles of gram-positive bacteria, and initiates their phagocytosis...
2017: PloS One
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