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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
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
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
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
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
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...
September 2, 2016: Pathology, Research and Practice
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
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
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
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
Christian Mühlfeld, Jens Madsen, Rose-Marie Mackay, Jan Philipp Schneider, Julia Schipke, Dennis Lutz, Bastian Birkelbach, Lars Knudsen, Marina Botto, Matthias Ochs, Howard Clark
Irradiation followed by bone marrow transplantation (BM-Tx) is a frequent therapeutic intervention causing pathology to the lung. Although alveolar epithelial type II (AE2) cells are essential for lung function and are damaged by irradiation, the long-term consequences of irradiation and BM-Tx are not well characterized. In addition, it is unknown whether surfactant protein D (SP-D) influences the response of AE2 cells to the injurious events. Therefore, wildtype (WT) and SP-D(-/-) mice were subjected to a myeloablative whole body irradiation dose of 8 Gy and subsequent BM-Tx and compared with age- and sex-matched untreated controls...
August 26, 2016: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
Makoto Murata, Mitsuo Otsuka, Noriyuki Ashida, Gen Yamada, Koji Kuronuma, Hirofumi Chiba, Hiroki Takahashi
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to investigate the serial changes in the SP-D concentrations of serum and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) in a bleomycin-induced lung injury rat model and compare them with the levels of conventional biochemical markers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Male Wister rats were anesthetized and intratracheally administered bleomycin (1.0 mg/kg). We evaluated the histological changes and SP-D expression of their lung tissues. We also measured the concentrations of SP-D, albumin, and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and the numbers of various types of cells in BALF, and the serum levels of SP-D and conventional markers, including LDH, high mobility group box 1, monocyte chemoattractant protein-1, and C-reactive protein...
August 2016: Experimental Lung Research
Hazem M Shaheen, Atsuto Onoda, Yusuke Shinkai, Masayuki Nakamura, Ashraf A El-Ghoneimy, Yasser S El-Sayed, Ken Takeda, Masakazu Umezawa
Recent studies have suggested that inhalation of diesel exhaust (DE), a major source of air pollution, results in pulmonary alterations; however, the effects of DE at low concentrations are poorly understood. Therefore, this study was conducted to elucidate the pulmonary effects of low-level exposure to DE and the potential role of a ceramide de novo biosynthesis inhibitor, fumonisin B1 (FB1) to ameliorate the DE-toxicity. Male C57BL/6J mice underwent 1- or 7-day experiments (4 equal groups/experiment) and were assigned to the control, DE (0...
October 2016: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
Anika Reinhardt, Marko Wehle, Andreas Geissner, Erika C Crouch, Yu Kang, You Yang, Chakkumkal Anish, Mark Santer, Peter H Seeberger
As a major player of the innate immune system, surfactant protein D (SP-D) recognizes and promotes elimination of various pathogens such as Gram-negative bacteria. SP-D binds to l-glycero-d-manno-heptose (Hep), a constituent of the partially conserved lipopolysaccharide (LPS) inner core of many Gram-negative bacteria. Binding and affinity of trimeric human SP-D to Hep in distinct LPS inner core glycans differing in linkages and adjacent residues was elucidated using glycan array and surface plasmon resonance measurements that were compared to in silico interaction studies...
September 2016: Journal of Structural Biology
Shanmuga Priyaa Madhukaran, Fatimah S Alhamlan, Kavita Kale, Manu Vatish, Taruna Madan, Uday Kishore
Collectins such as surfactant proteins SP-A, SP-D, and mannan-binding lectin (MBL), as well as complement protein C1q are evolutionarily conserved innate immune molecules. They are known to opsonize a range of microbial pathogens (bacteria, fungi, virus, and parasites) and trigger effector clearance mechanisms involving phagocytosis and/or complement activation. Collectins and C1q have also attracted attention in studies involving pregnancy as they are expressed in the female reproductive tissues during pregnancy; a unique state of immune suppression with increased susceptibility to infectious diseases...
November 2016: Immunobiology
Tomomi Nobashi, Takeshi Kubo, Yuji Nakamoto, Tomohiro Handa, Sho Koyasu, Takayoshi Ishimori, Michiaki Mishima, Kaori Togashi
: This study evaluated the clinical significance of (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) in patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD), by investigating the relationships between FDG-PET/CT parameters and clinical indicators, and by evaluating the prognostic implications of FDG-PET/CT results. METHODS: Ninety patients (51 males, 39 females; mean age, 55.4 years; range, 26-78 years) with ILD who underwent FDG-PET/CT were retrospectively analyzed...
June 23, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
Andriana I Papaioannou, Konstantinos Kostikas, Effrosyni D Manali, Georgia Papadaki, Aneza Roussou, Aris Spathis, Argyro Mazioti, Ioannis Tomos, Ilias Papanikolaou, Stelios Loukides, Kyriakos Chainis, Petros Karakitsos, Matthias Griese, Spyros Papiris
INTRODUCTION: Emphysema and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) present either per se or coexist in combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema (CPFE). Serum surfactant proteins (SPs) A, B, C and D levels may reflect lung damage. We evaluated serum SP levels in healthy controls, emphysema, IPF, and CPFE patients and their associations to disease severity and survival. METHODS: 122 consecutive patients (31 emphysema, 62 IPF, and 29 CPFE) and 25 healthy controls underwent PFTs, ABG-measurements, 6MWT and chest HRCT...
2016: PloS One
Kosuke Hamai, Hiroshi Iwamoto, Nobuhisa Ishikawa, Yasushi Horimasu, Takeshi Masuda, Shintaro Miyamoto, Taku Nakashima, Shinichiro Ohshimo, Kazunori Fujitaka, Hironobu Hamada, Noboru Hattori, Nobuoki Kohno
Background. Recent reports indicate that matrix metalloproteinase-7 (MMP-7) and CC-chemokine ligand 18 (CCL18) are potential disease markers of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The objective of this study was to perform direct comparisons of these two biomarkers with three well-investigated serum markers of IPF, Krebs von den Lungen-6 (KL-6), surfactant protein-A (SP-A), and SP-D. Methods. The serum levels of MMP-7, CCL18, KL-6, SP-A, and SP-D were evaluated in 65 patients with IPF, 31 patients with bacterial pneumonia, and 101 healthy controls...
2016: Disease Markers
Sushama Rokade, Taruna Madan
Pattern recognition proteins viz., Surfactant Protein-A (SP-A), Surfactant Protein-D (SP-D) and Mannan Binding Lectin-A (MBL-A) regulate inflammatory immune responses. In view of their plausible contribution to immune privilege in testis, the present study explored their expression and regulation in murine testis. The testicular expression of SP-A, SP-D and MBL-A significantly increased at puberty and was significantly down-regulated in testosterone suppression model. Of the isolated germ cells, Sertoli cells, myoid cells and Leydig cells, germ cells expressed SP-A, SP-D and MBL-A while myoid cells were found to express MBL-A...
September 2016: Immunobiology
Laura Elena Carreto-Binaghi, El Moukhtar Aliouat, Maria Lucia Taylor
Pulmonary surfactant is a complex fluid that comprises phospholipids and four proteins (SP-A, SP-B, SP-C, and SP-D) with different biological functions. SP-B, SP-C, and SP-D are essential for the lungs' surface tension function and for the organization, stability and metabolism of lung parenchyma. SP-A and SP-D, which are also known as pulmonary collectins, have an important function in the host's lung immune response; they act as opsonins for different pathogens via a C-terminal carbohydrate recognition domain and enhance the attachment to phagocytic cells or show their own microbicidal activity by increasing the cellular membrane permeability...
2016: Respiratory Research
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