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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511344/anti-inflammatory-effects-of-trans-anethole-in-a-mouse-model-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#1
Ka Young Kim, Hui Su Lee, Geun Hee Seol
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that is generally characterized by progressive and irreversible airflow obstruction and alveolar destruction. Long-term treatment with current medications has been associated with various adverse effects, indicating a need for alternative approaches for the prevention and treatment of COPD. This study investigated the mechanism underlying the effects of trans-anethole in a mouse model of COPD induced by porcine pancreatic elastase (PPE) and lipopolysaccharide (LPS)...
July 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475040/model-based-estimation-of-respiratory-parameters-from-capnography-with-application-to-diagnosing-obstructive-lung-disease
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Abubakar Abid, Rebecca J Mieloszyk, George C Verghese, Baruch S Krauss, Thomas Heldt
OBJECTIVE: We use a single-alveolar-compartment model to describe the partial pressure of carbon dioxide in exhaled breath, as recorded in time-based capnography. Respiratory parameters are estimated using this model and then related to the clinical status of patients with obstructive lung disease. METHODS: Given appropriate assumptions, we derive an analytical solution of the model, describing the exhalation segment of the capnogram. This solution is parametrized by alveolar CO2 concentration, dead-space fraction, and the time constant associated with exhalation...
May 2, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340574/myocyte-enhancer-factor-2d-provides-a-cross-talk-between-chronic-inflammation-and-lung-cancer
#3
Hai-Xing Zhu, Lin Shi, Yong Zhang, Yi-Chun Zhu, Chun-Xue Bai, Xiang-Dong Wang, Jie-Bai Zhou
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related morbidity and mortality worldwide. Patients with chronic respiratory diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), are exposed to a higher risk of developing lung cancer. Chronic inflammation may play an important role in the lung carcinogenesis among those patients. The present study aimed at identifying candidate biomarker predicting lung cancer risk among patients with chronic respiratory diseases. METHODS: We applied clinical bioinformatics tools to analyze different gene profile datasets with a special focus on screening the potential biomarker during chronic inflammation-lung cancer transition...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212463/efficacy-and-tolerability-of-an-inhaled-selective-glucocorticoid-receptor-modulator-azd5423-in-copd-patients-phase-ii-study-results
#4
Piotr Kuna, Magnus Aurivillius, Carin Jorup, Susanne Prothon, Ziad Taib, Staffan Edsbäcker
AZD5423 is a novel, inhaled, selective glucocorticoid receptor modulator (SGRM), which in an allergen challenge model in asthmatics improved lung function and airway hyper-reactivity. In the current trial, AZD5423 was for the first time tested in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In this double-blind, randomised and parallel group study, we examined airway and systemic effects of two doses of AZD5423, inhaled via Turbuhaler for 12 weeks, in 353 symptomatic COPD patients (average pre-bronchodilator forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) at screening was 50-52% of predicted normal)...
February 17, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206676/thoracic-ct-mri-coregistration-for-regional-pulmonary-structure-function-measurements-of-obstructive-lung-disease
#5
Fumin Guo, Sarah Svenningsen, Miranda Kirby, Dante Pi Capaldi, Khadija Sheikh, Aaron Fenster, Grace Parraga
PURPOSE: Recent pulmonary imaging research has revealed that in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma, structural and functional abnormalities are spatially heterogeneous. This novel information may help optimize treatment in individual patients, monitor interventional efficacy, and develop new treatments. Moreover, by automating the measurement of regional biomarkers for the 19 different anatomical lung segments, there is an opportunity to embed imaging biomarkers into clinically acceptable clinical workflows and improve lung disease clinical care...
February 16, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27569254/standardized-myrtol-attenuates-lipopolysaccharide-induced-acute-lung-injury-in-mice
#6
Peng-Jiu Yu, Li-Mei Wan, Shan-He Wan, Wen-Ying Chen, Hui Xie, Dong-Mei Meng, Jia-Jie Zhang, Xiang-Lin Xiao
CONTEXT: Standardized myrtol, an essential oil containing primarily cineole, limonene and α-pinene, has been used for treating nasosinusitis, bronchitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of standardized myrtol in a model of acute lung injury (ALI) induced by lipopolysaccharides (LPS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Male BALB/c mice were treated with standardized myrtol for 1.5 h prior to exposure of atomized LPS...
December 2016: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27343405/activation-of-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-2-ace2-attenuates-allergic-airway-inflammation-in-rat-asthma-model
#7
Vaibhav Shrirang Dhawale, Venkateswara Rao Amara, Pinakin Arun Karpe, Vajir Malek, Deep Patel, Kulbhushan Tikoo
Angiotensin-I converting enzyme (ACE) is positively correlated to asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and is highly expressed in lungs. ACE2, the counteracting enzyme of ACE, was proven to be protective in pulmonary, cardiovascular diseases. In the present study we checked the effect of ACE2 activation in animal model of asthma. Asthma was induced in male wistar rats by sensitization and challenge with ovalbumin and then treated with ACE2 activator, diminazene aceturate (DIZE) for 2weeks...
September 1, 2016: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27340385/immunomodulatory-effects-of-ambroxol-on-airway-hyperresponsiveness-and-inflammation
#8
Katsuyuki Takeda, Nobuaki Miyahara, Shigeki Matsubara, Christian Taube, Kenichi Kitamura, Astushi Hirano, Mitsune Tanimoto, Erwin W Gelfand
Ambroxol is used in COPD and asthma to increase mucociliary clearance and regulate surfactant levels, perhaps through anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. To determine the role and effect of ambroxol in an experimental model of asthma, BALB/c mice were sensitized to ovalbumin (OVA) followed by 3 days of challenge. Airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR), lung cell composition and histology, and cytokine and protein carbonyl levels in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid were determined. Ambroxol was administered either before the first OVA challenge or was begun after the last allergen challenge...
June 2016: Immune Network
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27128804/smoke-and-viruses-a-hindrance-to-relaxing-the-airways
#9
COMMENT
Aran Singanayagam, Sebastian L Johnston
Inhaled β2-adrenoceptor agonists are a mainstay of therapy for airways diseases and are almost universally prescribed for patients with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Very few studies have evaluated the efficacy of these commonly used therapies during acute disease exacerbations which are frequently triggered by viral infection. In this edition of Clinical Science, Donovan et al. assess the ex vivo effects of the most commonly used short-acting β2-agonist salbutamol on small airway reactivity using precision cut lung slices (PCLS) from a mouse model of virus-induced exacerbation of COPD...
May 1, 2016: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27104764/cigarette-smoke-induced-lung-disease-predisposes-to-more-severe-infection-with-nontypeable-haemophilus-influenzae-protective-effects-of-andrographolide
#10
W S Daniel Tan, Hong Yong Peh, Wupeng Liao, Chu Hui Pang, Tze Khee Chan, Suk Hiang Lau, Vincent T Chow, W S Fred Wong
Cigarette smoke (CS) is associated with many maladies, one of which is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). As the disease progresses, patients are more prone to develop COPD exacerbation episodes by bacterial infection, particularly to nontypeable Haemophilus influenza (NTHi) infection. The present study aimed to develop a CS-exposed mouse model that increases inflammation induced by NTHi challenge and investigate the protective effects of andrographolide, a bioactive molecule with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties isolated from the plant Andrographis paniculata...
May 27, 2016: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26542330/effect-of-roflumilast-on-airway-remodelling-in-a-murine-model-of-chronic-asthma
#11
S W Kim, J H Kim, C K Park, T J Kim, S Y Lee, Y K Kim, S S Kwon, C K Rhee, H K Yoon
BACKGROUND: Airway remodelling is associated with irreversible, or partially reversible, airflow obstruction and ultimately unresponsiveness to asthma therapies such as corticosteroids. Roflumilast is a selective phosphodiesterase-4 inhibitor that has an anti-inflammatory effect in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to study the effect of roflumilast on airway inflammation and remodelling in a murine model of chronic asthma...
May 2016: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26386628/-alpha-1-antitrypsin-deficiency-a-model-of-alteration-of-protein-homeostasis-or-proteostasis
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REVIEW
H Vignaud, C Cullin, M Bouchecareilh
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is currently the ninth leading cause of death in France and is predicted to become the third leading cause of worldwide morbidity and mortality by 2020. Risk factors for COPD include exposure to tobacco, dusts and chemicals, asthma and alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. This genetic disease, significantly under-diagnosed and under-recognized, affects 1 in 2500 live births and is an important cause of lung and, occasionally, liver disease. Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency is a pathology of proteostasis-mediated protein folding and trafficking pathways...
December 2015: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26324893/targeted-delivery-of-liquid-microvolumes-into-the-lung
#13
Jinho Kim, John D O'Neill, N Valerio Dorrello, Matthew Bacchetta, Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic
The ability to deliver drugs to specific sites in the lung could radically improve therapeutic outcomes of a variety of lung diseases, including cystic fibrosis, severe bronchopneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and lung cancer. Using conventional methods for pulmonary drug administration, precise, localized delivery of exact doses of drugs to target regions remains challenging. Here we describe a more controlled delivery of soluble reagents (e.g., drugs, enzymes, and radionuclides) in microvolume liquid plugs to targeted branches of the pulmonary airway tree: upper airways, small airways (bronchioles), or the most distal alveoli...
September 15, 2015: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26271598/combined-anti-cxc-receptors-1-and-2-therapy-is-a-promising-anti-inflammatory-treatment-for-respiratory-diseases-by-reducing-neutrophil-migration-and-activation
#14
REVIEW
A Planagumà, T Domènech, M Pont, E Calama, V García-González, R López, M Aulí, M López, S Fonquerna, I Ramos, J de Alba, A Nueda, N Prats, V Segarra, M Miralpeix, M D Lehner
Neutrophil infiltration and activation in the lung are important pathophysiological features in COPD, severe asthma and bronchiectasis mostly mediated by CXCL8 and CXCL1 via CXCR1 and CXCR2. No thorough study to date has been performed to compare the anti-inflammatory effect profile of dual CXCR1/2 vs. selective CXCR2 antagonists in relevant human neutrophil assays and pulmonary inflammation models. Dual CXCR1/2 (SCH527123, diaminocyclobutandione-1) and selective CXCR2 (SB265610, thiopyrimidine-1) antagonist activity and receptor residence time were determined by [(35)S]GTPγS binding in human (h)- and guinea pig (gp)-CXCR1 and CXCR2 overexpressing membranes...
October 2015: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26243699/mesenchymal-stem-cell-based-hsp70-promoter-driven-vegfa-induction-by-resveratrol-alleviates-elastase-induced-emphysema-in-a-mouse-model
#15
Young-Bin Chen, Ying-Wei Lan, Lih-Geeng Chen, Tsung-Teng Huang, Kong-Bung Choo, Winston T K Cheng, Hsuan-Shu Lee, Kowit-Yu Chong
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a sustained blockage of the airways due to lung inflammation occurring with chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema. Progression of emphysema may be slowed by vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGFA), which reduces apoptotic tissue depletion. Previously, authors of the present report demonstrated that cis-resveratrol (c-RSV)-induced heat-shock protein 70 (HSP70) promoter-regulated VEGFA expression promoted neovascularization of genetically modified mesenchymal stem cells (HSP-VEGFA-MSC) in a mouse model of ischemic disease...
November 2015: Cell Stress & Chaperones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26050967/v0162-a-new-long-acting-bronchodilator-for-treatment-of-chronic-obstructive-lung-diseases-preclinical-and-clinical-results
#16
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Philippe Devillier, Eric Garrigue, Guillaume D'Auzers, Nicolas Monjotin, Thomas Similowski, Thierry Clerc
BACKGROUND: Long acting bronchodilators are the standard of care in the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of V0162, a novel anticholinergic agent with bronchodilator properties, in preclinical models and in patients with COPD. METHODS: Guinea pigs were used to evaluate the impact of V0162 on the acetylcholine or histamine-induced bronchoconstriction. V0162 was also investigated in an allergic asthma model on ovalbumin-sensitized guinea pig...
June 8, 2015: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25984335/cell-based-therapy-in-lung-regenerative-medicine
#17
REVIEW
Jibing Yang, Zhenquan Jia
Chronic lung diseases are becoming a leading cause of death worldwide. There are few effective treatments for those patients and less choices to prevent the exacerbation or even reverse the progress of the diseases. Over the past decade, cell-based therapies using stem cells to regenerate lung tissue have experienced a rapid growth in a variety of animal models for distinct lung diseases. This novel approach offers great promise for the treatment of several devastating and incurable lung diseases, including emphysema, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, and the acute respiratory distress syndrome...
December 2014: Regenerative Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25929950/preclinical-validation-and-imaging-of-wnt-induced-repair-in-human-3d-lung-tissue-cultures
#18
Franziska E Uhl, Sarah Vierkotten, Darcy E Wagner, Gerald Burgstaller, Rita Costa, Ina Koch, Michael Lindner, Silke Meiners, Oliver Eickelberg, Melanie Königshoff
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterised by a progressive loss of lung tissue. Inducing repair processes within the adult diseased lung is of major interest and Wnt/β-catenin signalling represents a promising target for lung repair. However, the translation of novel therapeutic targets from model systems into clinical use remains a major challenge.We generated murine and patient-derived three-dimensional (3D) ex vivo lung tissue cultures (LTCs), which closely mimic the 3D lung microenvironment in vivo...
October 2015: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25847914/comprehensive-evaluation-of-poly-i-c-induced-inflammatory-response-in-an-airway-epithelial-model
#19
Amanda R Lever, Hyoungshin Park, Thomas J Mulhern, George R Jackson, James C Comolli, Jeffrey T Borenstein, Patrick J Hayden, Rachelle Prantil-Baun
Respiratory viruses invade the upper airway of the lung, triggering a potent immune response that often exacerbates preexisting conditions such as asthma and COPD. Poly(I:C) is a synthetic analog of viral dsRNA that induces the characteristic inflammatory response associated with viral infection, such as loss of epithelial integrity, and increased production of mucus and inflammatory cytokines. Here, we explore the mechanistic responses to poly(I:C) in a well-defined primary normal human bronchial epithelial (NHBE) model that recapitulates in vivo functions and responses...
April 2015: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25837965/the-global-impact-of-non-communicable-diseases-on-macro-economic-productivity-a-systematic-review
#20
REVIEW
Layal Chaker, Abby Falla, Sven J van der Lee, Taulant Muka, David Imo, Loes Jaspers, Veronica Colpani, Shanthi Mendis, Rajiv Chowdhury, Wichor M Bramer, Raha Pazoki, Oscar H Franco
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have large economic impact at multiple levels. To systematically review the literature investigating the economic impact of NCDs [including coronary heart disease (CHD), stroke, type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM), cancer (lung, colon, cervical and breast), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and chronic kidney disease (CKD)] on macro-economic productivity. Systematic search, up to November 6th 2014, of medical databases (Medline, Embase and Google Scholar) without language restrictions...
May 2015: European Journal of Epidemiology
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