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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077805/spin-exciton-interaction-and-related-micro-photoluminescence-spectra-of-znse-mn-dms-nanoribbon
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Lipeng Hou, Weichang Zhou, Bingsuo Zou, Yu Zhang, Junbo Han, Xinxin Yang, Zhihong Gong, Jingbo Li, Sishen Xie, Lijie Shi
For their spintronic applications the magnetic and optical properties of diluted magnetic semiconductors (DMS) have been studied widely. However, the exact relationships between their magnetic interactions and optical emission behaviors in DMS are not well understood yet due to their complicated microstructural and compositional characters from different growth and preparation techniques. Manganese (Mn) doped ZnSe nanoribbons with high quality were obtained by using the chemical vapor deposition (CVD) method...
January 12, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054406/surfactant-protein-d-regulates-murine-testicular-immune-milieu-and-sperm-functions
#2
Sushama Rokade, Uday Kishore, Taruna Madan
PROBLEM: Surfactant protein D (SP-D), a pattern recognition protein that regulates inflammation and immune homoeostasis, is expressed by testicular germ cells under the influence of testosterone. This study investigates the role of SP-D in testicular immune privilege and sperm functions. METHOD OF STUDY: Testicular levels of cytokines and immunoregulatory molecules were evaluated in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-challenged SP-D gene knockout mice (SP-D(-/-) ). Further, sperm functions were assessed by computer-assisted sperm analyser (CASA) and in vitro capacitation...
January 5, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011976/genetic-polymorphisms-of-sp-a-sp-b-and-sp-d-and-risk-of-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-preterm-neonates
#3
Hong-Yu Chang, Fang Li, Feng-Sheng Li, Cheng-Zhong Zheng, Yan-Zhe Lei, Jing Wang
BACKGROUND We examined selected polymorphisms in 3 pulmonary surfactant-associated proteins (SP) for their influence on serum SP levels and risk of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) in preterm neonates. MATERIAL AND METHODS Premature infants from a Han population were enrolled, including 100 premature infants with RDS (case group) and 120 premature infants without RDS (control group). SNP genotyping for SP-A (+186A/G and +655C/T), SP-B (-18A/C and 1580C/T), and SP-D (Met11ThrT/C and Ala160ThrG/A) used polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism...
December 24, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991644/pulmonary-surfactant-protein-sp-d-opsonises-carbon-nanotubes-and-augments-their-phagocytosis-and-subsequent-pro-inflammatory-immune-response
#4
Kirsten M Pondman, Basudev Paudyal, Robert B Sim, Anuvinder Kaur, Lubna Kouser, Anthony G Tsolaki, Lucy A Jones, Carolina Salvador-Morales, Haseeb A Khan, Bennie Ten Haken, Gudrun Stenbeck, Uday Kishore
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are increasingly being developed for use in biomedical applications, including drug delivery. One of the most promising applications under evaluation is in treating pulmonary diseases such as tuberculosis. Once inhaled or administered, the nanoparticles are likely to be recognised by innate immune molecules in the lungs such as hydrophilic pulmonary surfactant proteins. Here, we set out to examine the interaction between surfactant protein D (SP-D), a key lung pattern recognition molecule and CNTs, and possible downstream effects on the immune response via macrophages...
December 19, 2016: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976836/soluble-thrombomodulin-in-bronchoalveolar-lavage-fluid-is-an-independent-predictor-of-severe-drug-induced-lung-injury
#5
Atsushi Suzuki, Hiroyuki Taniguchi, Yasuhiro Kondoh, Masahiko Ando, Naohiro Watanabe, Tomoki Kimura, Kensuke Kataoka, Toshiki Yokoyama, Koji Sakamoto, Yoshinori Hasegawa
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Drug-induced lung injury (DLI) can result from a vast number of agents, and sometimes presents findings similar to those of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Previous studies have reported that circulating levels of soluble thrombomodulin (TM) reflect endothelial injuries, which play key roles in the development of ARDS. We hypothesized that endothelial injuries are an important aspect of pathogenesis in severe DLI. The primary aim of this study was to examine the associations between soluble TM and disease severity in DLI patients...
December 15, 2016: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942619/effect-of-co-co-doping-on-the-optical-properties-of-znte-mn-nanocrystals
#6
Alessandra S Silva, Sidney A Lourenço, Marco A T da Silva, Sebastião W da Silva, Paulo C Morais, Noelio O Dantas
We study the effect of Co co-doping on the optical properties of Mn-doped ZnTe nanocrystals (NCs) embedded in a glass matrix. Optical absorption (OA) and crystal field theory strongly indicated the substitutional incorporation of Co(2+) ions into these semiconducting NCs as well as the characteristic transitions of these ions in the visible and near infrared spectral region. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) images revealed an invariant NC lattice parameter with the incorporation of Mn(2+) and Co(2+) ions...
January 4, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913426/depletion-of-circulating-monocytes-suppresses-il-17-and-hmgb1-expression-in-mice-with-lps-induced-acute-lung-injury
#7
Zhilong Jiang, Qianlin Zhou, Chenlin Gu, Dandan Li, Lei Zhu
Acute lung injury/Acute Respiratory distress syndrome (ALI/ARDS) is an important cause of mortality in critically ill patients. Macrophages play an important role in the pathogenesis of ALI/ARDS. To investigate the role and underlying mechanisms of circulating monocytes and resident alveolar macrophages (AMs) in ALI/ARDS, we depleted circulating monocytes and AMs by clodronate-loaded liposome (CL) in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced ALI/ARDS mouse model. Our results indicated that depletion of circulating monocytes by intravenous (i...
December 2, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856789/collectins-h-ficolin-and-ll-37-reduce-influence-viral-replication-in-human-monocytes-and-modulate-virus-induced-cytokine-production
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Mitchell R White, Shweta Tripathi, Anamika Verma, Paul Kingma, Kazue Takahashi, Jens Jensenius, Steffen Thiel, Guangshun Wang, Erika C Crouch, Kevan L Hartshorn
Infiltrating activated monocytes are important mediators of damaging inflammation during influenza A virus (IAV) infection. We show that soluble respiratory proteins [collectins, surfactant proteins D (SP-D) and mannose binding lectin (MBL), H-ficolin and LL-37] inhibit replication of seasonal IAV in human monocytes. The collectins and H-ficolin also increased viral uptake by the cells, while LL-37 did not. H-ficolin was able to inhibit replication of the 2009 pandemic H1N1 strain (Cal09) in monocytes, but SP-D and LL-37 had significantly fewer inhibitory effects on this strain than on seasonal IAV...
November 17, 2016: Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794581/non-pulmonary-immune-functions-of-surfactant-proteins-a-and-d
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Sylvia Ujma, William G C Horsnell, Arieh A Katz, Howard W Clark, Georgia Schäfer
Surfactant proteins A (SP-A) and D (SP-D) are established as essential components of our innate immune system for protecting the lung from pathogens and allergens. They essentially exert their protective functions by regulating pulmonary homeostasis. Both proteins are however widely expressed throughout the body, including the female reproductive tract, urinary tract, gastrointestinal tract, the eye, ear, nasal compartment, central nervous system, the coronary artery and the skin. The functions of SP-A and SP-D at these sites are a relatively underinvestigated area, but it is emerging that both SP-A and SP-D contribute significantly to the regulation of inflammation and protection from infection at these sites...
2017: Journal of Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782361/ykl-40-ccl18-and-sp-d-predict-mortality-in-patients-hospitalized-with-community-acquired-pneumonia
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Simone M C Spoorenberg, Stefan M T Vestjens, Ger T Rijkers, Bob Meek, Coline H M van Moorsel, Jan C Grutters, Willem Jan W Bos
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic value of four biomarkers, YKL-40, chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 18 (CCL18), surfactant protein-D (SP-D) and CA 15-3, in patients admitted with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). These markers have been studied extensively in chronic pulmonary disease, but in acute pulmonary disease their prognostic value is unknown. METHODS: A total of 289 adult patients who were hospitalized with CAP and participated in a randomized controlled trial were enrolled...
October 26, 2016: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27758987/prognostic-significance-of-surfactant-protein-a-surfactant-protein-d-clara-cell-protein-16-s100-protein-trefoil-factor-3-and-prostatic-secretory-protein-94-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-sarcoidosis-and-chronic-pulmonary-obstructive-disease
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Martina Doubková, Michal Karpíšek, Jiri Mazoch, Jana Skřičková, Michael Doubek
BACKGROUND: Identification of serum and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) biomarkers may facilitate diagnosis and prognostication in various lung disorders. OBJECTIVE: Serum and BALF levels of surfactant protein A (SP-A), surfactant protein D (SP-D), Clara cell protein 16 (CC16), S100 protein, trefoil factor 3 (TFF3), and prostatic secretory protein 94 (PSP94) were evaluated in 94 consecutive patients (idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF; n=18), sarcoidosis (n=25), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; n=51)), and in 155 healthy controls...
October 7, 2016: Sarcoidosis, Vasculitis, and Diffuse Lung Diseases: Official Journal of WASOG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746429/influence-of-smoking-in-interstitial-pneumonia-presenting-with-a-non-specific-interstitial-pneumonia-pattern
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Tetsuro Sawata, Masashi Bando, Masayuki Nakayama, Naoko Mato, Hideaki Yamasawa, Yukihiko Sugiyama
Objective The influence of smoking on the pathogenesis and clinical course of interstitial pneumonia has recently attracted attention. To clarify the influence of smoking on the clinical patient characteristics and therapeutic effects in patients with interstitial pneumonia presenting with a non-specific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP) pattern, we compared the clinical patient characteristics and therapeutic effects in smokers and nonsmokers in this study. Methods We divided 31 NSIP (16 idiopathic nonspecific interstitial pneumonia and 15 collagen vascular disease-associated nonspecific interstitial pneumonia) patients into smoker and non-smoker groups for each case...
2016: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733410/investigation-of-surfactant-protein-d-and-interleukin-6-levels-in-patients-with-blunt-chest-trauma-with-multiple-rib-fractures-and-pulmonary-contusions-a-cross-sectional-study-in-black-sea-region-of-turkey
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Aysel Kurt, Hasan Turut, Ahmet Acipayam, Aynur Kirbas, Suleyman Yuce, Medine Cumhur Cure, Erkan Cure
OBJECTIVE: Multiple rib fractures (RFs) and pulmonary contusions (PCs), with resulting systemic lung inflammation, are the most common injuries caused by blunt chest trauma (BCT) in motor vehicle accidents. This study examined levels of the inflammation marker interleukin (IL)-6 and those of the acute-phase reactant surfactant protein (SP)-D in patients with BCT. DESIGN: Prospective, cross-sectional, observational study. SETTING: Single-centre, tertiary care hospital in the Black Sea Region of Turkey...
October 12, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699176/effects-of-bufei-yishen-granules-combined-with-acupoint-sticking-therapy-on-pulmonary-surfactant-proteins-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-rats
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Yange Tian, Jiansheng Li, Ya Li, Yuqiong Dong, Fengjia Yao, Jing Mao, Linlin Li, Lili Wang, Shan Luo, Minghang Wang
Our previous studies have demonstrated the beneficial effects of Bufei Yishen granules combined with acupoint sticking therapy (the integrated therapy) in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but the underlying mechanism remains unclear. Dysfunction of pulmonary surfactant proteins (SPs, including SP-A, SP-B, SP-C, and SP-D) may be included in pathophysiology of COPD. This study aimed to explore the mechanism of the integrated therapy on SPs. COPD rat models were established. The treatment groups received Bufei Yishen granules or acupoint sticking or their combination...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699034/analysis-of-blood-neutrophil-elastase-glutathione-levels-and-pathological-findings-in-postoperative-acute-exacerbation-of-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-associated-with-lung-cancer-two-case-reports
#15
Keishi Sugino, Yasuhiko Nakamura, Yoko Muramatsu, Yoshinobu Hata, Kazutoshi Shibuya, Sakae Homma
Acute exacerbation (AE) of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is characterized by severe worsening dyspnea and high mortality. It has been proven that the serum neutrophil elastase (NE) level, in addition to the serum Krebs von den Lungen-6 (KL-6) and surfactant protein-D (SP-D) levels, was elevated in patients with IPF-AE. Glutathione (GSH) is the major antioxidant involved in cell metabolism and survival. It is also known that IPF is characterized by reduced GSH levels in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid and blood...
October 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27667559/effects-of-an-early-intervention-using-human-amniotic-epithelial-cells-in-a-copd-rat-model
#16
Limei Geng, Zhiqiang Chen, Hong Ren, Xiaoyan Niu, Xiangyan Yu, Hongqian Yan
The study aimed to investigate the effect of an early intervention using human amniotic epithelial cell (hAEC) in a rat model of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Twenty-four specific pathogen-free Wistar rats were randomized to the control, COPD, and COPD+hAEC groups. COPD was established by intratracheal LPS injection combined with smoke fumigation over 30days. On the first day of model establishment rats in the AEC group also received intratracheal instillation of 500,000 hAECs isolated from the placenta of healthy donors...
November 2016: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27667327/chemotherapeutic-treatment-reduces-circulating-levels-of-surfactant-protein-d-in-children-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#17
Mathias Rathe, Grith L Sorensen, Peder S Wehner, Uffe Holmskov, Per T Sangild, Kjeld Schmiegelow, Klaus Müller, Steffen Husby
BACKGROUND: Surfactant protein D (SP-D) is a host defense molecule of the innate immune system that enhances pathogen clearance and modulates inflammatory responses. We hypothesized that circulating SP-D levels are associated with chemotherapy-induced mucositis and infectious morbidity in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). PROCEDURE: In a prospective study, 43 children receiving treatment for ALL were monitored for mucosal toxicity from diagnosis through the induction phase of treatment...
September 26, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27660000/potential-of-ca-2-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-h37rv-pathogenesis-and-survival
#18
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Somya Sharma, Laxman S Meena
The host-pathogen interaction and involvement of calcium (Ca(2+)) signaling in tuberculosis infection is crucial and plays a significant role in pathogenesis. Ca(2+) is known as a ubiquitous second messenger that could control multiple processes and is included in cellular activities like division, motility, stress response, and signaling. However, Ca(2+) is thought to be a regulative molecule in terms of TB infection but its binding relation with proteins/substrates molecules which are influenced with Ca(2+) concentrations in host-pathogen interaction requires attention...
September 22, 2016: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27623356/association-of-type-ii-secretory-phospholipase-a2-and-surfactant-protein-d-with-the-pulmonary-oxygenation-potential-in-patients-with-septic-shock-during-polymyxin-b-immobilized-fiber-direct-hemoperfusion
#19
Yoriko Ishibe, Shigehiro Shibata, Gaku Takahashi, Yasushi Suzuki, Yoshihiro Inoue, Shigeatsu Endo
This study was undertaken to analyze the association of type II secretory phospholipase A2 (sPLA2 -II) and surfactant protein D (SP-D) with the pulmonary oxygenation potential in patients with septic shock during polymyxin-B immobilized fiber-direct hemoperfusion (PMX-DHP). The study was conducted in 25 patients with acute lung injury (ALI) or acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). PMX-DHP lowered the blood endotoxin level in all patients. Following PMX-DHP, there were decreases from day 0 → day 1 → day 2 in both the mean plasma sPLA2 -II level (340 → 260 → 189 ng/mL) and plasma SP-D level (483 → 363 → 252 ng/mL)...
September 13, 2016: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27590145/jnk-inhibition-reduces-lung-remodeling-and-pulmonary-fibrotic-systemic-markers
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Jos L J van der Velden, Ying Ye, James D Nolin, Sidra M Hoffman, David G Chapman, Karolyn G Lahue, Sarah Abdalla, Peng Chen, Yong Liu, Brydon Bennett, Nasreen Khalil, Donna Sutherland, William Smith, Gerald Horan, Mahmoud Assaf, Zebulun Horowitz, Rajesh Chopra, Randall M Stevens, Maria Palmisano, Yvonne M W Janssen-Heininger, Peter H Schafer
BACKGROUND: Lung remodeling and pulmonary fibrosis are serious, life-threatening conditions resulting from diseases such as chronic severe asthma and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Preclinical evidence suggests that JNK enzyme function is required for key steps in the pulmonary fibrotic process. However, a selective JNK inhibitor has not been investigated in translational models of lung fibrosis with clinically relevant biomarkers, or in IPF patients. METHODS: The JNK inhibitor CC-930 was evaluated in the house dust mite-induced fibrotic airway mouse model, in a phase I healthy volunteer pharmacodynamic study, and subsequently in a phase II multicenter study of mild/moderate IPF (n = 28), with a 4-week, placebo-controlled, double-blind, sequential ascending-dose period (50 mg QD, 100 mg QD, 100 mg BID) and a 52-week open-label treatment-extension period...
December 2016: Clinical and Translational Medicine
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