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Véronique Othenin-Girard, Noémie Bouchet, Riccardo E Pfister, Olivier Baud, Nicole Jastrow, Agnès Ditisheim, Nadia Berkane, Begoña Martinez De Tejada
During the past year, we have renewed interest in old well-known problems. New studies and guidelines have been issued about lung maturation in cases of preterm delivery after 37 weeks of gestation. Short term benefits have been proven but the number of cases needed to treat to prevent one case of respiratory complications is high and with possible neurological long-term effects. Also, several studies have shown the benefits of including the ultrasound measurement of the inferior segment of the uterus in order to attempt vaginal delivery after caesarean section with the lowest risk for uterine rupture, while others studies have shown the best procedure to close the uterus during cesarean section...
January 10, 2018: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331646/progress-in-the-management-of-advanced-thoracic-malignancies-in-2017
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REVIEW
Roberto Ferrara, Laura Mezquita, Benjamin Besse
The treatment paradigm of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) underwent a major revolution during the course of 2017. Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) brought remarkable improvements in response and overall survival (OS) both in unselected pretreated patients and in untreated patients with PD-L1 expression ≥50%. Furthermore, compelling preliminary results were reported for new combinations of anti-PD-1/PD-L1 agents with chemotherapy or anti-CTLA4 inhibitors. The success of the ICIs appeared to extend to patients with small cell lung cancer (SCLC), mesothelioma or thymic tumors...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330291/keap1-inhibits-metastatic-properties-of-nsclc-cells-by-stabilizing-architectures-of-f-actin-and-focal-adhesions
#3
Bo Wu, Shu Yang, Haimei Sun, Tingyi Sun, Fengqing Ji, Yurong Wang, Lie Xu, Deshan Zhou
Low expression of the tumor suppressor, Kelch-like ECH-associated protein 1 (KEAP1) in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) often results in higher malignant biological behavior and poor prognosis; however, the underlying mechanism remains unclear. The present study demonstrates that overexpression of Keap1 significantly suppresses migration and invasion of three different lung cancer cells (A549, H460, and H1299). Highly-expressed Keap1, compared to the control, promotes formation of multiple stress fibers with larger mature focal adhesion complexes in the cytoplasm where only fine focal adhesions were observed in the membrane under control conditions...
January 12, 2018: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328434/chemical-conversion-of-human-lung-fibroblasts-into-neuronal-cells
#4
Xiao-Yu Wan, Li-Yun Xu, Bing Li, Qiu-Hong Sun, Qiu-Liang Ji, Dong-Dong Huang, Lan Zhao, Yong-Tao Xiao
It has been previously reported that human embryonic fibroblasts and mouse embryonic fibroblasts can be converted into neuronal cells using chemical agents, along with forced expression specific transcriptional factors. However, the materials required for reprogramming in these approaches presents major technical difficulties and safety concerns. The current study investigated whether a cocktail of small molecules can convert human lung fibroblast cells into neurons. The small molecules valproic acid, CHIR99021, DMH1, Repsox, forskolin, Y‑27632 and SP600125 (VCHRFYS) were used to induce MRC‑5 cells into neuronal cells in vitro...
January 10, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327014/design-of-biomimetic-substrates-for-long-term-maintenance-of-alveolar-epithelial-cells
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James C H Poon, Zhongfa Liao, Takaya Suzuki, Miranda M Carleton, John P Soleas, J Stewart Aitchison, Golnaz Karoubi, Alison P McGuigan, Thomas K Waddell
There is a need to establish in vitro lung alveolar epithelial culture models to better understand the fundamental biological mechanisms that drive lung diseases. While primary alveolar epithelial cells (AEC) are a useful option to study mature lung biology, they have limited utility in vitro. Cells that survive demonstrate limited proliferative capacity and loss of phenotype over the first 3-5 days in traditional culture conditions. To address this limitation, we generated a novel physiologically relevant cell culture system for enhanced viability and maintenance of phenotype...
January 12, 2018: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321967/teratoma-as-unusual-cause-of-chest-pain-hemoptysis-and-dyspnea-in-a-young-patient
#6
Irena Hammen, Achhe Lal Yadav
A 16-year-old girl presented with intermittent left chest pain and breathlessness on exertion for last 4 months with one episode of haemoptysis. There has been loss of appetite and weight loss of 4 kg over a period of 1 month. A chest radiograph revealed a large mass like opacity with pleural effusion in the left lung field. Computerized Tomography scanning (CT scanning) and Positron Emission Tomography/Computerized Tomography scanning (PET/CT scanning) demonstrated a 7 cm round, cystic lesion in the anterior mediastinum...
2018: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312608/april-promotes-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-growth-and-metastasis-by-targeting-erk1-2-signaling
#7
Hengli Dou, Zhaohua Yan, Meng Zhang, Xiaoxin Xu
Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the major subtype of lung cancer, which is the most common cause of cancer-related mortality in the world. It is a complex disease involving multiple genetic alterations. As a cytokine belonging to the Tumor Necrosis Factor-α (TNF- α) family, the - a proliferation-inducing ligand (APRIL) expression and its signaling have been studied in many human solid tumor types, but the data on APRIL signaling in NSCLC are lacking. The aim of this study was to evaluate the APRIL expression and investigate its signaling in NSCLC...
December 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301498/pcaf-mediated-acetylation-of-lin28b-increases-let-7-biogenesis-in-lung-adenocarcinoma-h1299-cells
#8
Ting-Ting Qu, Fei Chen, Jing Wang, Yan-Jun Zhang, Mo-Bin Cheng, Wen-Zheng Sun, Yu-Fei Shen, Ye Zhang
BACKGROUND: Lin28B and its paralog Lin28A are small RNA binding proteins that have similar inhibitory effects, although they target separate steps in the maturation of let-7 miRNAs in mammalian cells. Because Lin28B participates in the promotion and development of tumors mostly by blocking the let-7 tumor suppressor family members, we sought to explore the associated mechanisms to gain insights into how Lin28B might be decreased in human cancer cells to increase let-7 levels and reverse malignancy...
January 4, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298421/primary-cilium-mediated-retinal-pigment-epithelium-maturation-is-disrupted-in-ciliopathy-patient-cells
#9
Helen Louise May-Simera, Qin Wan, Balendu Shekhar Jha, Juliet Hartford, Vladimir Khristov, Roba Dejene, Justin Chang, Sarita Patnaik, Quanlong Lu, Poulomi Banerjee, Jason Silver, Christine Insinna-Kettenhofen, Dishita Patel, Mostafa Lotfi, May Malicdan, Nathan Hotaling, Arvydas Maminishkis, Rupa Sridharan, Brian Brooks, Kiyoharu Miyagishima, Meral Gunay-Aygun, Rajarshi Pal, Christopher Westlake, Sheldon Miller, Ruchi Sharma, Kapil Bharti
Primary cilia are sensory organelles that protrude from the cell membrane. Defects in the primary cilium cause ciliopathy disorders, with retinal degeneration as a prominent phenotype. Here, we demonstrate that the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), essential for photoreceptor development and function, requires a functional primary cilium for complete maturation and that RPE maturation defects in ciliopathies precede photoreceptor degeneration. Pharmacologically enhanced ciliogenesis in wild-type induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC)-RPE leads to fully mature and functional cells...
January 2, 2018: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296227/effects-of-three-il-15-variants-on-nci-h446-cell-proliferation-and-expression-of-cell-cycle-regulatory-molecules
#10
Jun-Ying Ding, Zhi-Hua Wang, Zheng-Zheng Zhang, Xu-Ran Cui, Yan-Ying Hong, Qing-Quan Liu
Interleukin 15 (IL-15) is a cytokine exhibiting antitumor characteristic similar to that of IL-2. However, in human tissues and cells, IL-15 expression and secretion is very limited, suggesting IL-15 functions mainly intracellularly. In the present study, we assessed the effects of transfecting NCI-H446 small cell lung cancer cells with genes encoding three IL-15 variants: prototypical IL-15, mature IL-15 peptide, and modified IL-15 in which the IL-2 signal peptide is substituted for the native signal peptide...
December 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290023/immunological-hallmarks-of-cis-ddp-resistant-lewis-lung-carcinoma-cells
#11
Olexandr Fedorchuk, Yaroslav Susak, Mariia Rudyk, Nataliia Senchylo, Nataliia Khranovska, Oksana Skachkova, Larysa Skivka
PURPOSE: Tumor cell resistance to platinum-based chemotherapeutic agents is one of the major hurdles to successful cancer treatment with these drugs, and is associated with alterations in tumor cell immune evasion and immunomodulatory properties. Immunocyte targeting is considered as a relevant approach to fight drug-resistant cancer. In this study, immunological hallmarks of cis-DDP-resistant Lewis lung carcinoma cells (LLC/R9) were investigated. METHODS: Immunological features of LLC/R9 cells cultured in vitro in normoxic and hypoxic conditions as well as of those that were grown in vivo were examined...
December 30, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289686/the-therapeutic-potential-of-hyaluronan-in-copd
#12
Gerard M Turino, Shuren Ma, Yong Y Lin, Jerome O Cantor
Insights into the clinical course in COPD indicate the need for new therapies in COPD. The discovery of alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) led to the protease-antiprotease imbalance hypothesis which was applied to COPD related and not related to AATD. The discovery of AATD brought recognition to the importance of elastin fibers in maintaining lung matrix structure. Two cross-linking amino acids are unique to mature elastin, desmosine and isodesmosine (DI), which can serve as biomarkers of the degradation of elastin...
December 28, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281153/microvascular-perfusion-of-the-placenta-developing-fetal-liver-and-lungs-assessed-with-intravoxel-incoherent-motion-imaging
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András Jakab, Ruth L Tuura, Raimund Kottke, Nicole Ochsenbein-Kölble, Giancarlo Natalucci, Thi Dao Nguyen, Christian Kellenberger, Ianina Scheer
BACKGROUND: In utero intravoxel incoherent motion magnetic resonance imaging (IVIM-MRI) provides a novel method for examining microvascular perfusion fraction and diffusion in the developing human fetus. PURPOSE: To characterize gestational changes in the microvascular perfusion fraction of the placenta, fetal liver, and lungs using IVIM-MRI. STUDY TYPE: Retrospective, cross-sectional study. SUBJECTS: Fifty-five datasets from 33 singleton pregnancies were acquired (17-36 gestational weeks)...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279354/germinal-centers-determine-the-prognostic-relevance-of-tertiary-lymphoid-structures-and-are-impaired-by-corticosteroids-in-lung-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Karina Silina, Alex Soltermann, Farkhondeh Movahedian Attar, Ruben Casanova, Zina M Uckeley, Helen Thut, Muriel Wandres, Sergejs Isajevs, Phil F Cheng, Alessandra Curioni Fontecedro, Periklis Foukas, Mitchell P Levesque, Holger Moch, Aija Linē, Maries van den Broek
In solid tumors, the presence of lymph node-like structures called tertiary lymphoid structures (TLS) is associated with improved patient survival. However, little is known about how TLS form in cancer, how their function affects survival, and whether they are affected by cancer therapy. In this study, we used multi-spectral microscopy, quantitative pathology and gene expression profiling to analyze TLS formation in human lung squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC) and in an experimental model of lung TLS induction...
December 26, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277767/antitumor-memory-t-cells-become-functionally-mature-from-30-to-100-days-in-a-mouse-model-of-neoplasia
#15
Yanhua Gao, Mamdouha A Barmada, Ira Bergman
BACKGROUND: Late metastases develop from cancer of the breast, prostate, lung, kidney and malignant melanomas. Memory T-cells have excellent potential to prevent this devastating development in the same way that they routinely prevent emergence of latent viruses. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A peritoneal tumor mouse model of viral oncotherapy was used to generate therapeutic antitumor memory T-cells. Functional in vivo and in vitro assays were used to study the temporal evolution of their anticancer effects...
January 2018: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275510/bisphenol-a-induces-dsb-atm-p53-signaling-leading-to-cell-cycle-arrest-senescence-autophagy-stress-response-and-estrogen-release-in-human-fetal-lung-fibroblasts
#16
Laziyan Mahemuti, Qixuan Chen, Melanie C Coughlan, Cunye Qiao, Nikolai L Chepelev, Maria Florian, Dillon Dong, Robert G Woodworth, Jin Yan, Xu-Liang Cao, Kylie A Scoggan, Xiaolei Jin, William G Willmore
Experimental and/or epidemiological studies suggest that prenatal exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) may delay fetal lung development and maturation and increase the susceptibility to childhood respiratory disease. However, the underlying mechanisms remain to be elucidated. In our previous study with cultured human fetal lung fibroblasts (HFLF), we demonstrated that 24-h exposure to 1 and 100 µM BPA increased GPR30 protein in the nuclear fraction. Exposure to 100 μM BPA had no effects on cell viability, but increased cytoplasmic expression of ERβ and release of GDF-15, as well as decreased release of IL-6, ET-1, and IP-10 through suppression of NFκB phosphorylation...
December 23, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274832/extremely-preterm-fetal-sheep-lung-responses-to-antenatal-steroids-and-inflammation
#17
Kevin Visconti, Paranthaman Senthamaraikannan, Matthew W Kemp, Masatoshi Saito, Boris W Kramer, John P Newnham, Alan H Jobe, Suhas G Kallapur
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of antenatal steroids for fetal lung maturation in the peri-viable period is not fully understood. OBJECTIVE(S): To determine the lung maturational effects of ANS and inflammation in early gestation sheep fetuses, similar to the peri-viable period in humans. STUDY DESIGN: Date-mated ewes with singleton fetuses were randomly assigned to one of 4 treatment groups (n=8/group): 1) maternal intramuscular injection (IM) of betamethasone (Beta), 2) intra-amniotic lipopolysaccharide (IA) (LPS), 3) Beta+LPS, 4) IA+IM Saline (controls)...
December 21, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251629/hif-1%C3%AE-promotes-autophagic-proteolysis-of-dicer-and-enhances-tumor-metastasis
#18
Hui-Huang Lai, Jie-Ning Li, Ming-Yang Wang, Hsin-Yi Huang, Carlo M Croce, Hui-Lung Sun, Yu-Jhen Lyu, Jui-Wen Kang, Ching-Feng Chiu, Mien-Chie Hung, Hiroshi I Suzuki, Pai-Sheng Chen
HIF-1α, one of the most extensively studied oncogenes, is activated by a variety of microenvironmental factors. The resulting biological effects are thought to depend on its transcriptional activity. The RNAse enzyme Dicer is frequently downregulated in human cancers, which has been functionally linked to enhanced metastatic properties; however, current knowledge of the upstream mechanisms regulating Dicer is limited. In the present study, we identified Dicer as a HIF-1α-interacting protein in multiple types of cancer cell lines and different human tumors...
December 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247987/suppression-of-inflammation-and-acquired-immunity-by-il-37
#19
REVIEW
Giulio Cavalli, Charles A Dinarello
IL-37 is a unique member of the IL-1 family of cytokines, which functions as a natural suppressor of inflammatory and immune responses. Immune and non-immune cells produce IL-37 precursor following pro-inflammatory stimuli. Following activating cleavage by caspase-1, mature IL-37 translocates to the nucleus, where it suppresses transcription of pro-inflammatory genes. Both precursor and mature IL-37 are also secreted in the extracellular space, where they bind IL-18Rα and recruit the IL-1R8 (formerly TIR8 or SIGIRR), which transduces anti-inflammatory signals by suppressing NF-kB and MAPK and by activating Mer-PTEN-DOK pathways...
January 2018: Immunological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242307/ozone-induced-eosinophil-recruitment-to-airways-is-altered-by-antigen-sensitization-and-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-blockade
#20
Sarah A Wicher, Katy L Lawson, David B Jacoby, Allison D Fryer, Matthew G Drake
Ozone is an atmospheric pollutant that causes lung inflammation and airway hyperresponsiveness. Ozone's effects occur in two distinct phases that are mediated by different populations of eosinophils. In the acute phase 1 day after exposure, mature airway-resident eosinophils alter parasympathetic nerve function that results in airway hyperresponsiveness. At this time point, the severity of hyperresponsiveness correlates with the number of eosinophils in close proximity to airway nerves, but not with eosinophils in bronchoalveolar lavage...
December 2017: Physiological Reports
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