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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727978/pulmonary-neuroendocrine-cell-hyperplasia-in-hemoglobin-bart-induced-hydrops-fetalis-a-model-for-chronic-intrauterine-hypoxia
#1
Mana Taweevisit, Boochit Theerasantipong, Kanlaya Taothong, Paul Scott Thorner
The pulmonary neuroendocrine system includes pulmonary neuroendocrine cells (PNECs) and neuroepithelial bodies (NEBs) that are distributed throughout respiratory epithelium and regulate lung growth and maturation antenatally. Abnormalities in this system have been linked to many hypoxia-associated pediatric pulmonary disorders. Hemoglobin (Hb) Bart disease is a severe form of α-thalassemia resulting in marked intrauterine hypoxia with hydrops fetalis (HF) and usually death in utero. Affected fetuses can serve as a naturally occurring human model for the effects of intrauterine hypoxia, and we postulated that these effects should include changes in the pulmonary neuroendocrine system...
July 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725641/mechanisms-mediating-pediatric-severe-asthma-and-potential-novel-therapies
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REVIEW
Aldara Martin Alonso, Sejal Saglani
Although a rare disease, severe therapy-resistant asthma in children is a cause of significant morbidity and results in utilization of approximately 50% of health-care resources for asthma. Improving control for children with severe asthma is, therefore, an urgent unmet clinical need. As a group, children with severe asthma have severe and multiple allergies, steroid resistant airway eosinophilia, and significant structural changes of the airway wall (airway remodeling). Omalizumab is currently the only add-on therapy that is licensed for use in children with severe asthma...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720648/neutrophil-extracellular-traps-induced-by-cigarette-smoke-activate-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cells
#3
Shi-Lin Qiu, Hui Zhang, Qi-Ya Tang, Jing Bai, Zhi-Yi He, Jian-Quan Zhang, Mei-Hua Li, Jing-Min Deng, Guang-Nan Liu, Xiao-Ning Zhong
BACKGROUND: Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) represent a distinct strategy by which neutrophils trap, confine and eliminate invading microorganisms. Emerging evidence suggests that NETs exert a deleterious effect to the host in the absence of microbial stimuli. However, the role of NETs in smoking-related lung diseases remains to be elucidated. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the formation of NETs in the context of chronic inflammation induced by cigarette smoking and explore its potential role in an experimental mouse model of emphysema...
July 18, 2017: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720095/fibrocyte-measurement-in-peripheral-blood-correlates-with-number-of-cultured-mature-fibrocytes-in-vitro-and-is-a-potential-biomarker-for-interstitial-lung-disease-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Søren Andreas Just, Hanne Lindegaard, Eva Kildall Hejbøl, Jesper Rømhild Davidsen, Niels Bjerring, Søren Werner Karlskov Hansen, Henrik Daa Schrøder, Inger Marie Jensen Hansen, Torben Barington, Christian Nielsen
BACKGROUND: Interstitial lung disease (ILD) can be a severe extra-articular disease manifestation in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). A potential role of fibrocytes in RA associated ILD (RA-ILD) has not previously been described. We present a modified faster method for measuring circulating fibrocytes, without intracellular staining. The results are compared to the traditional culture method, where the number of monocytes that differentiate into mature fibrocytes in vitro are counted. The results are following compared to disease activity in patients with severe asthma, ILD, RA (without diagnosed ILD) and RA with verified ILD (RA-ILD)...
July 18, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713812/the-biology-of-eosinophils-and-their-role-in-asthma
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REVIEW
Claire N McBrien, Andrew Menzies-Gow
This review will describe the structure and function of the eosinophil. The roles of several relevant cell surface molecules and receptors will be discussed. We will also explore the systemic and local processes triggering eosinophil differentiation, maturation, and migration to the lungs in asthma, as well as the cytokine-mediated pathways that result in eosinophil activation and degranulation, i.e., the release of multiple pro-inflammatory substances from eosinophil-specific granules, including cationic proteins, cytokines, chemokines growth factors, and enzymes...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710746/osimertinib-a-review-in-t790m-positive-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#6
REVIEW
Yvette N Lamb, Lesley J Scott
Osimertinib (Tagrisso™) is an oral, CNS-active, third-generation epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) that targets EGFR TKI-sensitizing mutations and, crucially, the T790M mutation that often underlies acquired resistance to EGFR TKI therapy. Osimertinib has been approved in numerous countries for use in patients with T790M-positive advanced NSCLC. In the pivotal, international AURA3 trial in patients with T790M-positive advanced NSCLC who had disease progression after EGFR TKI therapy, osimertinib treatment significantly prolonged progression-free survival (PFS; primary endpoint) compared with platinum-pemetrexed therapy at the time of the primary analysis...
July 14, 2017: Targeted Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702321/a-high-content-small-molecule-screen-identifies-novel-inducers-of-definitive-endoderm
#7
Alexander Korostylev, Pallavi U Mahaddalkar, Oliver Keminer, Kamyar Hadian, Kenji Schorpp, Philip Gribbon, Heiko Lickert
OBJECTIVES: Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) and human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) can generate any given cell type in the human body. One challenge for cell-replacement therapy is the efficient differentiation and expansion of large quantities of progenitor cells from pluripotent stem cells produced under good manufacturing practice (GMP). FOXA2 and SOX17 double positive definitive endoderm (DE) progenitor cells can give rise to all endoderm-derived cell types in the thymus, thyroid, lung, pancreas, liver, and gastrointestinal tract...
July 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701507/the-innate-cytokines-il-25-il-33-and-tslp-cooperate-in-the-induction-of-type-2-innate-lymphoid-cell-expansion-and-mucous-metaplasia-in-rhinovirus-infected-immature-mice
#8
Mingyuan Han, Charu Rajput, Jun Y Hong, Jing Lei, Joanna L Hinde, Qian Wu, J Kelley Bentley, Marc B Hershenson
Early-life respiratory viral infection is a risk factor for asthma development. Rhinovirus (RV) infection of 6-d-old mice, but not mature mice, causes mucous metaplasia and airway hyperresponsiveness that are associated with the expansion of lung type 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) and are dependent on IL-13 and the innate cytokine IL-25. However, contributions of the other innate cytokines, IL-33 and thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP), to the observed asthma-like phenotype have not been examined. We reasoned that IL-33 and TSLP expression are also induced by RV infection in immature mice and are required for maximum ILC2 expansion and mucous metaplasia...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696308/tsrna-signatures-in-cancer
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Veronica Balatti, Giovanni Nigita, Dario Veneziano, Alessandra Drusco, Gary S Stein, Terri L Messier, Nicholas H Farina, Jane B Lian, Luisa Tomasello, Chang-Gong Liu, Alexey Palamarchuk, Jonathan R Hart, Catherine Bell, Mariantonia Carosi, Edoardo Pescarmona, Letizia Perracchio, Maria Diodoro, Andrea Russo, Anna Antenucci, Paolo Visca, Antonio Ciardi, Curtis C Harris, Peter K Vogt, Yuri Pekarsky, Carlo M Croce
Small, noncoding RNAs are short untranslated RNA molecules, some of which have been associated with cancer development. Recently we showed that a class of small RNAs generated during the maturation process of tRNAs (tRNA-derived small RNAs, hereafter "tsRNAs") is dysregulated in cancer. Specifically, we uncovered tsRNA signatures in chronic lymphocytic leukemia and lung cancer and demonstrated that the ts-4521/3676 cluster (now called "ts-101" and "ts-53," respectively), ts-46, and ts-47 are down-regulated in these malignancies...
July 10, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695674/foetal-pulmonary-maturity-in-dogs-estimated-from-bubble-tests-in-amniotic-fluid-obtained-via-amniocentesis
#10
T Bonte, A Del Carro, J Paquette, A Charlot Valdieu, S Buff, E Rosset
The goal of this study was to evaluate the reliability of amniocentesis during late pregnancy to assess lung maturity in puppies using a bubble test as described by Gunston and Davey (South African Medical Journal, 54, 1978, 495). Thirty-five bitches from eight different breeds were followed during late pregnancy before undergoing elective Caesarean (C)-section on days 61-62 after ovulation. Bubble tests were performed the day before the C-section (n = 11 bitches) and before the administration of aglepristone on amniotic fluid samples obtained via amniocentesis and were repeated the day of the surgery on amniotic fluid samples collected via puncture of the amniotic bags before they were opened (n = 35 bitches)...
July 10, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694354/myocardial-upregulation-of-cathepsin-d-by-ischemic-heart-disease-promotes-autophagic-flux-and-protects-against-cardiac-remodeling-and-heart-failure
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Penglong Wu, Xun Yuan, Faqian Li, Jianhua Zhang, Wei Zhu, Meng Wei, Jingbo Li, Xuejun Wang
BACKGROUND: Lysosomal dysfunction is implicated in human heart failure for which ischemic heart disease is the leading cause. Altered myocardial expression of CTSD (cathepsin D), a major lysosomal protease, was observed in human heart failure, but its pathophysiological significance has not been determined. METHODS AND RESULTS: Western blot analyses revealed an increase in the precursor but not the mature form of CTSD in myocardial samples from explanted human failing hearts with ischemic heart disease, which is recapitulated in chronic myocardial infarction produced via coronary artery ligation in Ctsd(+/+) but not Ctsd(+/-) mice...
July 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693356/contemporary-practice-patterns-in-the-use-of-amniocentesis-for-fetal-lung-maturity
#12
Kevin C Visconti, Emily DeFranco, Beena D Kamath-Rayne
PURPOSE: Fetal lung maturity (FLM) testing has been performed to help direct delivery timing in complex obstetrical conditions. We explored current practice patterns of FLM testing attempting to identify factors affecting its use. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We distributed a 31-question survey to obstetricians and perinatologists that examined practice characteristics potentially affecting FLM usage. Logistic regression measured associations between these factors and test utilization...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693127/the-role-of-eukaryotic-translation-initiation-factor-6-in-tumors
#13
Wei Zhu, Gui Xian Li, Hong Lang Chen, Xing Yan Liu
Eukaryotic translation initiation factor 6 (eIF6) affects the maturation of 60S ribosomal subunits. Found in yeast and mammalian cells, eIF6 is primarily located in the cytoplasm of mammalian cells. Emerging evidence has demonstrated that the dysregulated expression of eIF6 is important in several types of human cancer, including head and neck carcinoma, colorectal cancer, non-small cell lung cancer and ovarian serous adenocarcinoma. However, the molecular mechanisms by which eIF6 functions during tumor formation and progression remain elusive...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692419/long-term-cigarette-smoke-exposure-and-changes-in-mirna-expression-and-proteome-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#14
Jayshree Advani, Yashwanth Subbannayya, Krishna Patel, Aafaque Ahmad Khan, Arun H Patil, Ankit P Jain, Hitendra S Solanki, Aneesha Radhakrishnan, Sneha M Pinto, Nandini A Sahasrabuddhe, Joji K Thomas, Premendu P Mathur, Bipin G Nair, Xiaofei Chang, T S Keshava Prasad, David Sidransky, Harsha Gowda, Aditi Chatterjee
Chronic exposure to cigarette smoke markedly increases the risk for lung cancer. Regulation of gene expression at the post-transcriptional level by miRNAs influences a variety of cancer-related interactomes. Yet, relatively little is known on the effects of long-term cigarette smoke exposure on miRNA expression and gene regulation. NCI-H292 (H292) is a cell line sensitive to cigarette smoke with mucoepidermoid characteristics in culture. We report, in this study, original observations on long-term (12 months) cigarette smoke effects in the H292 cell line, using microarray-based miRNA expression profiling, and stable isotopic labeling with amino acids in cell culture-based quantitative proteomic analysis...
July 2017: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690548/optimization-of-variable-ventilation-for-physiology-immune-response-and-surfactant-enhancement-in-preterm-lambs
#15
Erzsébet Bartolák-Suki, Peter B Noble, Samer Bou Jawde, Jane J Pillow, Béla Suki
Preterm infants often require mechanical ventilation due to lung immaturity including reduced or abnormal surfactant. Since cyclic stretch with cycle-by-cycle variability is known to augment surfactant release by epithelial cells, we hypothesized that such in vivo mechanotransduction improves surfactant maturation and hence lung physiology in preterm subjects. We thus tested whether breath-by-breath variability in tidal volume (VT) in variable ventilation (VV) can be tuned for optimal performance in a preterm lamb model...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688971/tumor-vessel-normalization-by-the-pi3k-inhibitor-hs-173-enhances-drug-delivery
#16
Soo Jung Kim, Kyung Hee Jung, Mi Kwon Son, Jung Hee Park, Hong Hua Yan, Zhenghuan Fang, Yeo Wool Kang, Boreum Han, Joo Han Lim, Soon-Sun Hong
Tumor vessels are leaky and immature, which causes poor oxygen and nutrient supply to tumor vessels and results in cancer cell metastasis to distant organs. This instability of tumor blood vessels also makes it difficult for anticancer drugs to penetrate and reach tumors. Numerous tumor vessel normalization approaches have been investigated for improving drug delivery into tumors. In this study, we investigated whether phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) inhibitors are able to improve vascular structure and function over the prolonged period necessary to achieve effective vessel normalization...
July 6, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688639/identifying-preventable-trauma-death-does-autopsy-serve-a-role-in-the-peer-review-process
#17
Dane Scantling, Amanda Teichman, Robert Kucejko, Brendan McCracken, James Eakins, Richard Burns
BACKGROUND: Missing life-threatening injuries is a persistent concern in any trauma program. Autopsy is a tool routinely utilized to determine an otherwise occult cause of death in many fields of medicine. It has been adopted as a required component of the trauma peer review (PR) process by both the American College of Surgeons and the Pennsylvania Trauma Foundation. We hypothesized that autopsy would not identify preventable deaths for augmentation of the PR process. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective chart review using our institutional trauma registry of all trauma deaths between January 2012 and December 2015 was performed...
July 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688479/physiological-closed-loop-control-in-intelligent-oxygen-therapy-a-review
#18
REVIEW
Daniel Sanchez-Morillo, Osama Olaby, Miguel Angel Fernandez-Granero, Antonio Leon-Jimenez
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Oxygen therapy has become a standard care for the treatment of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other hypoxemic chronic lung diseases. In current systems, manually continuous adjustment of O2 flow rate is a time-consuming task, often unsuccessful, that requires experienced staff. The primary aim of this systematic review is to collate and report on the principles, algorithms and accuracy of autonomous physiological close-loop controlled oxygen devices as well to present recommendations for future research and studies in this area...
July 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680753/efficacy-of-vaccination-with-tumor-exosome-loaded-dendritic-cells-combined-with-cytotoxic-drug-treatment-in-pancreatic-cancer
#19
Li Xiao, Ulrike Erb, Kun Zhao, Thilo Hackert, Margot Zöller
Pancreatic cancer (PaCa) has a dismal prognosis and adjuvant immunotherapy frequently is of low efficacy due to immunosuppressive features of PaCa and PaCa-stroma. We here explored, whether the efficacy of vaccination with tumor-exosome (TEX)-loaded dendritic cells (DC) can be improved by combining with drugs affecting myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC). Experiments were performed with the UNKC6141 PaCa line. UNKC6141 TEX-loaded DC were weekly intravenously injected, mice additionally receiving Gemcitabine (GEM) and/or ATRA and/or Sunitinib (Sun)...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680581/endothelial-follistatin-like-1-regulates-the-postnatal-development-of-the-pulmonary-vasculature-by-modulating-bmp-smad-signaling
#20
Navessa P Tania, Harm Maarsingh, I Sophie T Bos, Andrea Mattiotti, Stuti Prakash, Wim Timens, Quinn D Gunst, Luis J Jimenez-Borreguero, Martina Schmidt, Maurice J B van den Hoff, Reinoud Gosens
Bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) signaling regulates vascular smooth muscle maturation, endothelial cell proliferation, and tube formation. The endogenous BMP antagonist Follistatin-like 1 (Fstl1) is highly expressed in pulmonary vascular endothelium of the developing mouse lung, suggesting a role in pulmonary vascular formation and vascular homeostasis. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of Fstl1 in the pulmonary vascular endothelium. To this aim, Fstl1 was conditionally deleted from endothelial and endothelial-derived cells using Tie2-cre driven Fstl1-KO mice (Fstl1-eKO mice)...
March 2017: Pulmonary Circulation
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