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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918476/antenatal-dexamethasone-exposure-in-preterm-infants-is-associated-with-allergic-diseases-and-the-mental-development-index-in-children
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Wan-Ning Tseng, Chih-Cheng Chen, Hong-Ren Yu, Li-Tung Huang, Ho-Chang Kuo
Background: Antenatal steroid administration may benefit fetal lung maturity in preterm infants. Although some studies have shown that this treatment may increase asthma in childhood, the correlation between antenatal dexamethasone exposure and allergic diseases remains unclear. The purpose of this study is to investigate the association between antenatal dexamethasone and T cell expression in childhood allergic diseases. Methods: We recruited a cohort of preterm infants born at Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital between 2007 and 2010 with a gestational age of less than 35 weeks and body weight at birth of less than 1500 g...
December 3, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917873/dose-biomarker-response-modeling-of-the-anticancer-effect-of-ethaselen-in-a-human-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-xenograft-mouse-model
#2
Suo-Fu Ye, Jian Li, Shuang-Min Ji, Hui-Hui Zeng, Wei Lu
Thioredoxin reductase (TrxR) is a component of several redox-sensitive signaling cascades that mediate important biological processes such as cell survival, maturation, growth, migration and inhibition of apoptosis. The expression levels of TrxR1 in some human carcinoma cell lines are nearly 10 times higher than those in normal cells. Ethaselen is a novel antitumor candidate that exerts potent inhibition on non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) by targeting TrxR. In this study we explored the relationship between the ethaselen dose and TrxR activity level and the relationship between TrxR degradation and tumor apoptosis in a human lung carcinoma A549 xenograft model...
December 5, 2016: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913620/pb1-f2-derived-from-avian-influenza-a-virus-h7n9-induces-inflammation-via-activation-of-the-nlrp3-inflammasome
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Anita Pinar, Jennifer K Dowling, Natalie J Bitto, Avril B Robertson, Eicke Latz, Cameron R Stewart, Grant R Drummond, Matthew A Cooper, Julie L McAuley, Michelle D Tate, Ashley Mansell
The emergence of avian H7N9 influenza A virus (IAV) in humans with associated high mortality, has highlighted the threat of a potential pandemic. Fatal H7N9 infections are characterised by hyperinflammation and increased cellular infiltrates in the lung. Currently there are limited therapies to address the pathologies associated with H7N9 infection and what virulence factors may contribute to these pathologies. We have found that PB1-F2 derived from H7N9 activates the NLRP3 inflammasome and induces lung inflammation and cellular recruitment that is NLRP3 dependent...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906433/microrna-185-5p-modulates-chemosensitivity-of-human-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-to-cisplatin-via-targeting-abcc1
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K Pei, J-J Zhu, C-E Wang, Q-L Xie, J-Y Guo
OBJECTIVE: MicroRNA-185-5p (miR-185-5p) dysregulation is found in various human cancers. Our purpose is to investigate the association of miR-185-5p expression with the sensitivity of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) to cisplatin. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Real-time PCR or Western blot assay was performed to detect the expression of mature miR-185-5p and ATP-binding cassette, subfamily C, member 1 (ABCC1) protein. Cell lines with abnormal expression of miR-185-5p were generated using miR-185-5p inhibitor and mimics...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901512/mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-alveolar-and-white-matter-developmental-failure-in-premature-infants
#5
Vadim S Ten
At birth, some organs in premature infants are not developed enough to meet challenges of the extra-uterine life. Although growth and maturation continues after premature birth, postnatal organ development may become sluggish or even arrested, leading to organ dysfunction. There is no clear mechanistic concept of this postnatal organ developmental failure in premature neonates. This review introduces a concept-forming hypothesis: Mitochondrial bioenergetic dysfunction is a fundamental mechanism of organs maturation failure in premature infants...
November 30, 2016: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900003/april-bcma-and-taci-proteins-are-abnormally-expressed-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#6
Hengli Dou, Zhaohua Yan, Meng Zhang, Xiaoxin Xu
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-associated mortality. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) accounts for >80% of lung cancers. The overall survival for NSCLC is dismal, with a 5-year survival of <5% for patients. Thus, identifying an effective biomarker for early diagnosis of lung cancer is the first essential step to reduce mortality. It has been recognized that certain inflammatory and immune responses are important in lung cancer development and prevention. The present study demonstrated that, in NSCLC, a proliferation-inducing ligand (APRIL), B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA)and transmembrane activator and CAML interactor (TACI) proteins are abnormally expressed by immunohistochemistry, reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction and western blotting...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899395/functional-definition-of-progenitors-versus-mature-endothelial-cells-reveals-key-soxf-dependent-differentiation-process
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Jatin Patel, Elke J Seppanen, Mathieu P Rodero, Ho Yi Wong, Prudence Donovan, Zoltan Neufeld, Nicholas M Fisk, Mathias François, Kiarash Khosrotehrani
BACKGROUND: -During adult life, blood vessel formation is thought to occur via angiogenic processes involving branching from existing vessels. An alternate proposal suggests that neo-vessels form from endothelial progenitors able to assemble the intimal layers. We here aimed to define vessel-resident endothelial progenitors in vivo in a variety of tissues in physiological and pathological situations such as normal aorta, lungs, as well as wound healing, tumors and placenta. METHODS: -Based on protein expression levels of common endothelial markers using flow cytometry, three sub-populations of endothelial cells could be identified among VE-Cadherin+ and CD45- cells...
November 29, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888809/human-adipose-tissue-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-alleviate-atopic-dermatitis-via-regulation-of-b-lymphocyte-maturation
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Tae-Hoon Shin, Byung-Chul Lee, Soon Won Choi, Ji-Hee Shin, Insung Kang, Jin Young Lee, Jae-Jun Kim, Hong-Ki Lee, Jae-Eon Jung, Yong-Woon Choi, Sung-Hoon Lee, Jin-Sang Yoon, Jin-Sub Choi, Chi-Seung Lee, Yoojin Seo, Hyung-Sik Kim, Kyung-Sun Kang
Mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) has been applied for the therapy of allergic disorders due to its beneficial immunomodulatory abilities. However, the underlying mechanisms for therapeutic efficacy are reported to be diverse according to the source of cell isolation or the route of administration. We sought to investigate the safety and the efficacy of human adipose tissue-derived MSCs (hAT-MSCs) in mouse atopic dermatitis (AD) model and to determine the distribution of cells after intravenous administration. Murine AD model was established by multiple treatment of Dermatophagoides farinae...
November 19, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886403/rapid-test-for-lung-maturity-based-on-spectroscopy-of-gastric-aspirate-predicted-respiratory-distress-syndrome-with-high-sensitivity
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Henrik Verder, Christian Heiring, Howard Clark, David Sweet, Torben E Jessen, Finn Ebbesen, Lars J Björklund, Bengt Andreasson, Lars Bender, Aksel Bertelsen, Marianne Dahl, Christian Eschen, Jesper Fenger-Grøn, Stine F Hoffmann, Agnar Höskuldsson, Maria Bruusgaard-Mouritsen, Fredrik Lundberg, Anthony D Postle, Peter Schousboe, Peter Schmidt, Hristo Stanchev, Lars Sørensen
AIM: Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) is a major cause of mortality and morbidity in premature infants. By the time symptoms appear it may already be too late to prevent a severe course, with bronchopulmonary dysplasia or mortality. We aimed to develop a rapid test of lung maturity for targeting surfactant supplementation. METHODS: Concentrations of the most surface-active lung phospholipid dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine and sphingomyelin in gastric aspirates from premature infants were measured by mass spectrometry and expressed as the lecithin/sphingomyelin ratio (L/S)...
November 25, 2016: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883019/17-oxo-dha-displays-additive-anti-inflammatory-effects-with-fluticasone-propionate-and-inhibits-the-nlrp3-inflammasome
#10
Chiara Cipollina, Serena Di Vincenzo, Liboria Siena, Caterina Di Sano, Mark Gjomarkaj, Elisabetta Pace
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by reduced lung function associated with increased local and systemic inflammatory markers, such as TNFα and IL-1β. Glucocorticoids are used to treat this chronic disease, however their efficacy is low and new drugs are very much required. 17-oxo-DHA is a cyclooxygenase-2-dependent, electrophilic, α,β-unsaturated keto-derivative of docosahexaenoic acid with anti-inflammatory properties. We evaluated the action of 17-oxo-DHA alone or in combination with the steroid fluticasone propionate (FP) in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from COPD patients and healthy individuals exposed to lipopolysaccharide...
November 24, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880906/emergence-of-a-wave-of-wnt-signaling-that-regulates-lung-alveologenesis-by-controlling-epithelial-self-renewal-and-differentiation
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David B Frank, Tien Peng, Jarod A Zepp, Melinda Snitow, Tiffaney L Vincent, Ian J Penkala, Zheng Cui, Michael J Herriges, Michael P Morley, Su Zhou, Min Min Lu, Edward E Morrisey
Alveologenesis is the culmination of lung development and involves the correct temporal and spatial signals to generate the delicate gas exchange interface required for respiration. Using a Wnt-signaling reporter system, we demonstrate the emergence of a Wnt-responsive alveolar epithelial cell sublineage, which arises during alveologenesis, called the axin2+ alveolar type 2 cell, or AT2(Axin2). The number of AT2(Axin2) cells increases substantially during late lung development, correlating with a wave of Wnt signaling during alveologenesis...
November 22, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880046/docosahexaenoic-acid-mediated-inhibition-of-heat-shock-protein-90-p23-chaperone-complex-and-downstream-client-proteins-in-lung-and-breast-cancer
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Michael Mouradian, Irvin V Ma, Erika D Vicente, Keith D Kikawa, Ronald S Pardini
The molecular chaperone, heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90), is a critical regulator for the proper folding and stabilization of several client proteins, and is a major contributor to carcinogenesis. Specific Hsp90 inhibitors have been designed to target the ATP-binding site in order to prevent Hsp90 chaperone maturation. The current study investigated the effects of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA; C22:6 n-3) on Hsp90 function and downstream client protein expression. In vitro analyses of BT-474 human breast carcinoma and A549 human lung adenocarcinoma cell lines revealed dose-dependent decreases in intracellular ATP levels by DHA treatment, resulting in a significant reduction of Hsp90 and p23 association in both cell lines...
November 23, 2016: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879381/pediatric-prolonged-mechanical-ventilation-considerations-for-definitional-criteria
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REVIEW
Michaël Sauthier, Louise Rose, Philippe Jouvet
A 2005 consensus conference led by the National Association for Medical Direction of Respiratory Care (NAMDRC) defined prolonged mechanical ventilation (PMV) for adults as invasive and/or noninvasive mechanical ventilation (NIV) for ≥21 consecutive days for ≥6 h/d. In children, no such consensus definition exists. This results in substantial variability in definitional criteria, making study of the impact and outcomes of PMV across and within settings problematic. The objective of this work was to identify how PMV for children and neonates is described in the literature and to outline pediatric/neonatal considerations related to PMV, with the goal of proposing a pediatric/neonatal adaptation to the NAMDRC definition...
November 22, 2016: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878717/antitumor-effects-of-sorbus-aucuparia-l-extract-highly-saturated-with-anthocyans-and-their-mechanisms
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T G Razina, E P Zueva, A V Ulrich, O Yu Rybalkina, A V Chaikovskii, N V Isaikina, G I Kalinkina, V V Zhdanov, G N Zyuz'kov
The effects of Fructus Sorbi aucupariae extract, originally saturated with anthocyans, on the development of Lewis lung carcinoma and B-16 melanoma in C57Bl/6 mice and the efficiency of cyclophosphamide treatment were studied. Antitumor activity of the extract and potentiation of the antimetastatic activity of the cytostatic were demonstrated. Studies on melanoma B-16 model revealed an increase in the counts of stromal progenitor cells in the tumor node and their accelerated maturation after treatment with the extract...
November 23, 2016: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861467/antenatal-dexamethasone-vs-betamethasone-dosing-for-lung-maturation-in-fetal-sheep
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Augusto F Schmidt, Matthew W Kemp, Paranthaman S Kannan, Boris W Kramer, John P Newnham, Suhas G Kallapur, Alan H Jobe
BackgroundDexamethasone-phosphate (Dex-PO4) and the combination betamethasone-phosphate (Beta-PO4) + betamethasone-acetate (Beta-Ac) are the most used antenatal corticosteroids to promote fetal lung maturation . We compared fetal lung maturation induced by Beta-Ac+Beta-PO4, Dex-PO4, or Beta-PO4 alone.MethodsPregnant ewes received 2 intramuscular doses 24h apart of 0.25mg/kg/dose of Beta-Ac+Beta-PO4, Dex-PO4 or Beta-PO4; or 2 doses of 0.125mg/kg/dose of Beta-PO4 at 6h, 12h, or 24h intervals. Fetuses were delivered 48h after the first dose and ventilated for 30min...
November 18, 2016: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856214/inflammation-induced-preterm-lung-maturation-lessons-from-animal-experimentation
#16
REVIEW
Timothy J M Moss, Alana J Westover
Intrauterine inflammation, or chorioamnionitis, is a major contributor to preterm birth. Prematurity per se is associated with considerable morbidity and mortality resulting from lung immaturity but exposure to chorioamnionitis reduces the risk of neonatal respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) in preterm infants. Animal experiments have identified that an increase in pulmonary surfactant production by the preterm lungs likely underlies this decreased risk of RDS in infants exposed to chorioamnionitis. Further animal experimentation has shown that infectious or inflammatory agents in amniotic fluid exert their effects on lung development by direct effects within the developing respiratory tract, and probably not by systemic pathways...
October 20, 2016: Paediatric Respiratory Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847173/enhanced-protective-efficacy-against-tuberculosis-provided-by-a-recombinant-urease-deficient-bcg-expressing-heat-shock-protein-70-major-membrane-protein-ii-having-pest-sequence
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Yumiko Tsukamoto, Yumi Maeda, Toshiki Tamura, Tetsu Mukai, Satoshi Mitarai, Saburo Yamamoto, Masahiko Makino
Enhancement of the T cell-stimulating ability of Mycobacterium bovis BCG (BCG) is necessary to develop an effective tuberculosis vaccine. For this purpose, we introduced the PEST-HSP70-major membrane protein-II (MMPII)-PEST fusion gene into ureC-gene depleted recombinant (r) BCG to produce BCG-PEST. The PEST sequence is involved in the proteasomal processing of antigens. BCG-PEST secreted the PEST-HSP70-MMPII-PEST fusion protein and more efficiently activated human monocyte-derived dendritic cells (DCs) in terms of phenotypic changes and cytokine productions than an empty-vector-introduced BCG or HSP70-MMPII gene-introduced ureC gene-depleted BCG (BCG-DHTM)...
December 7, 2016: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843119/potential-nutrients-for-preventing-or-treating-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia
#18
REVIEW
Liya Ma, Ping Zhou, Josef Neu, Hung-Chih Lin
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a frequent complication occurring in extremely preterm infants. Despite recent advances in newborn medicine, the incidence of BPD does not appear to have changed markedly, and specific treatments and prevention strategies are still lacking. Nutrition plays an important role in normal lung development and maturation. Malnutrition may delay somatic growth and new alveoli development, thus aggravating pulmonary injury involved in the pathogenesis of BPD. However, few nutrients have been investigated for their potential to mitigate the pathogenesis of BPD...
September 15, 2016: Paediatric Respiratory Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837451/percutaneous-image-guided-cryoablation-current-applications-and-results-in-the-oncologic-field
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Roberto Luigi Cazzato, Julien Garnon, Nitin Ramamurthy, Guillaume Koch, Georgia Tsoumakidou, Jean Caudrelier, Francesco Arrigoni, Luigi Zugaro, Antonio Barile, Carlo Masciocchi, Afshin Gangi
Percutaneous imaging-guided cryoablation (PICA) is a recently developed technique, which applies extreme hypothermia to destroy tumours under close imaging surveillance. It is minimally invasive, safe, repeatable, and does not interrupt or compromise other oncologic therapies. It presents several advantages over more established heat-based thermal ablation techniques (e.g. radiofrequency ablation; RFA) including intrinsic analgesic properties, superior monitoring capability on multi-modal imaging, ability to treat larger tumours, and preservation of tissue collagenous architecture...
December 2016: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833081/laricitrin-ameliorates-lung-cancer-mediated-dendritic-cell-suppression-by-inhibiting-signal-transducer-and-activator-of-transcription-3
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Wei-An Chang, Jen-Yu Hung, Shu-Fang Jian, Yi-Shiuan Lin, Cheng-Ying Wu, Ya-Ling Hsu, Po-Lin Kuo
Natural polyphenolic compounds of grapes and their seeds are thought to be therapeutic adjuvants in a variety of diseases, including cancer prevention. This study was carried out to investigate the effect of grape phenolic compounds on the regulation of cancer-mediated immune suppression. Laricitrin exhibits the greatest potential to ameliorate the suppressive effects of lung cancer on dendritic cells' (DCs') differentiation, maturation and function. Human lung cancer A549 and CL1-5 cells change the phenotype of DCs that express to high levels of IL-10 and prime T cells towards an immune suppression type-2 response (Th2)...
November 9, 2016: Oncotarget
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