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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458208/the-use-of-fatty-acids-as-absorption-enhancer-for-pulmonary-drug-delivery
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Maliheh Ghadiri, Finbarr Canney, Cristina Pacciana, Gaia Colombo, Paul M Young, Daniela Traini
A limitation in the systemic uptake of many inhalable drugs is the restricted permeation through the pulmonary epithelial layer barrier. One strategy to bypass the epithelial layer when delivering non-permeable drugs is to alter the paracellular transport, allowing the uptake of drugs into the systemic circulation. In this study, the potential of sodium decanoate (Na dec), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) as absorption enhancers has been investigated to increase pulmonary paracellular permeability by modulating epithelial cells' tight junctions...
February 16, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458168/apoptosis-of-enterocytes-and-nitration-of-junctional-complex-proteins-promote-alcohol-induced-gut-leakiness-and-liver-injury
#2
Young-Eun Cho, Li-Rong Yu, Mohamed A Abdelmegeed, Seong-Ho Yoo, Byoung-Joon Song
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Binge alcohol causes gut leakiness, contributing to increased endotoxemia and inflammatory liver injury, although the molecular mechanisms are still elusive. This study was aimed at investigating the roles of apoptosis of enterocytes and nitration followed by degradation of intestinal tight junction (TJ) and adherent junction (AJ) proteins in binge alcohol-induced gut leakiness. METHODS: The levels of intestinal (ileum) junctional complex proteins, oxidative stress markers and apoptosis-related proteins in rodents, T84 colonic cells and autopsied human ileums were determined by immunoblot, immunoprecipitation, immunofluorescence, and mass-spectral analyses...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458081/di-2-ethylhexyl-phthalate-dehp-alters-proliferation-and-uterine-gland-numbers-in-the-uteri-of-adult-exposed-mice
#3
Kadeem A Richardson, Patrick R Hannon, Yvette J Johnson-Walker, Maung Sun Myint, Jodi A Flaws, Romana A Nowak
Di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) is an endocrine-disrupting chemical that has been shown to impair normal reproductive function in males and females. This study investigated whether adult exposure to environmental and occupational doses of DEHP alters homeostasis of uterine proliferation, morphology, and number of uterine glands. Adult female CD1 mice were orally dosed with DEHP (0, 20 μg/kg/day, 200 μg/kg/day, 20 mg/kg/day or 200 mg/kg/day) for 30 days. Results indicated that DEHP at 200 μg/kg/day caused a reduction in epithelial cell proliferation in the uterus (p < ...
February 16, 2018: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458060/crim1-is-required-for-maintenance-of-the-ocular-lens-epithelium
#4
Oliver H Tam, David Pennisi, Lorine Wilkinson, Melissa H Little, Fatima Wazin, Victor L Wan, Frank J Lovicu
The development and growth of the vertebrate ocular lens is dependent on the regulated proliferation of an anterior monolayer of epithelial cells, and their subsequent differentiation into elongate fiber cells. The growth factor rich ocular media that bathes the lens mediates these cellular processes, and their respective intracellular signaling pathways are in turn regulated to ensure that the proper lens architecture is maintained. Recent studies have proposed that Cysteine Rich Motor Neuron 1 (Crim1), a transmembrane protein involved in organogenesis of many tissues, might influence cell adhesion, polarity and proliferation in the lens by regulating integrin-signaling...
February 16, 2018: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458008/trefoil-factor-2-promotes-type-2-immunity-and-lung-repair-through-intrinsic-roles-in-hematopoietic-and-non-hematopoietic-cells
#5
Li-Yin Hung, Taylor K Oniskey, Debasish Sen, Matthew F Krummel, Andrew E Vaughan, Noam A Cohen, De'Broski R Herbert
Trefoil factors are small secreted proteins that regulate tissue integrity and repair at mucosal surfaces, particularly in the gastrointestinal tract. However, their relative contribution(s) to controlling baseline lung function or the extent of infection-induced lung injury are unknown issues. Using irradiation bone marrow chimeras, we found that Trefoil factor 2 (TFF2) produced from both hematopoietic- and non-hematopoietic-derived cells is essential for host protection, proliferation of alveolar type 2 cells, and restoration of pulmonary gas exchange following infection with the hookworm parasite Nippostrongylus brasiliensis...
February 16, 2018: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457859/post-infectious-acute-glomerulonephritis-with-podocytopathy-induced-by-parvovirus-b19-infection
#6
Satoshi Hara, Masayoshi Hirata, Kiyoaki Ito, Ichiro Mizushima, Hiroshi Fujii, Kazunori Yamada, Michio Nagata, Mitsuhiro Kawano
Human parvovirus B19 infection causes a variety of glomerular diseases such as post-infectious acute glomerulonephritis and collapsing glomerulopathy. Although each of these appears independently, it has not been fully determined why parvovirus B19 provokes such a variety of different glomerular phenotypes. Here, we report a 68-year-old Japanese man who showed endocapillary proliferative glomerulonephritis admixed with podocytopathy in association with parvovirus B19 infection. The patient showed acute onset of heavy proteinuria, microscopic hematuria and kidney dysfunction with arthralgia and oliguria after close contact with a person suffering from erythema infectiosum...
February 19, 2018: Pathology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457853/mesenchymal-epithelial-transition-of-pancreatic-cancer-cells-at-perineural-invasion-sites-is-induced-by-schwann-cells
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Yoko Fujii-Nishimura, Ken Yamazaki, Yohei Masugi, Junya Douguchi, Yutaka Kurebayashi, Naoto Kubota, Hidenori Ojima, Minoru Kitago, Masahiro Shinoda, Akinori Hashiguchi, Michiie Sakamoto
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) promotes invasion and metastasis of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). However, the importance of its reverse process, mesenchymal-epithelial transition (MET), for PDAC remains unclear. We aimed to characterize the histological finding "focal differentiation" in PDAC at perineural invasion sites in the context of MET and to investigate the role of Schwann cells in inducing tumor MET. Tumor differentiation and immunohistochemical expressions of E-cadherin, SMAD3, and vimentin at perineural invasion sites were examined in 168 PDAC tissues...
February 19, 2018: Pathology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457843/the-tumour-stroma-ratio-in-colon-cancer-the-biological-role-and-its-prognostic-impact
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Gabi W van Pelt, Tessa P Sandberg, Hans Morreau, Hans Gelderblom, J Han J M van Krieken, Rob A E M Tollenaar, Wilma E Mesker
The tumour microenvironment consists of a complex mixture of non-neoplastic cells including fibroblasts, immune cells and endothelial cells embedded in the proteins of the extracellular matrix. The tumour microenvironment plays an active role in tumour behaviour. By interacting with cancer cells, it influences disease progression and the metastatic capacity of the tumour. Tumours with a high amount of stroma correspond to poor patient prognosis. The tumour-stroma ratio (TSR) is a strong independent prognostic tool in colon cancer and provides additional value to the current clinically used TNM classification...
February 19, 2018: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457796/h3b-8800-an-orally-available-small-molecule-splicing-modulator-induces-lethality-in-spliceosome-mutant-cancers
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Michael Seiler, Akihide Yoshimi, Rachel Darman, Betty Chan, Gregg Keaney, Michael Thomas, Anant A Agrawal, Benjamin Caleb, Alfredo Csibi, Eckley Sean, Peter Fekkes, Craig Karr, Virginia Klimek, George Lai, Linda Lee, Pavan Kumar, Stanley Chun-Wei Lee, Xiang Liu, Crystal Mackenzie, Carol Meeske, Yoshiharu Mizui, Eric Padron, Eunice Park, Ermira Pazolli, Shouyong Peng, Sudeep Prajapati, Justin Taylor, Teng Teng, John Wang, Markus Warmuth, Huilan Yao, Lihua Yu, Ping Zhu, Omar Abdel-Wahab, Peter G Smith, Silvia Buonamici
Genomic analyses of cancer have identified recurrent point mutations in the RNA splicing factor-encoding genes SF3B1, U2AF1, and SRSF2 that confer an alteration of function. Cancer cells bearing these mutations are preferentially dependent on wild-type (WT) spliceosome function, but clinically relevant means to therapeutically target the spliceosome do not currently exist. Here we describe an orally available modulator of the SF3b complex, H3B-8800, which potently and preferentially kills spliceosome-mutant epithelial and hematologic tumor cells...
February 19, 2018: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457254/primordial-odontogenic-tumour-report-of-two-cases
#10
Asma Almazyad, Chia-Cheng Li, Roberto Onner Cruz Tapia, Javier Portilla Robertson, David Collette, Sook-Bin Woo
Primordial odontogenic tumour (POT) is a rare mixed odontogenic neoplasm that is composed of primitive ecto-mesenchyme resembling dental papilla, surfaced by odontogenic epithelium resembling inner enamel epithelium, without hard tissue formation. Most reported cases have presented in the posterior mandible as a well-demarcated radiolucency associated with an unerupted tooth in the first two decades of life. AIM: To describe the clinico-pathological features of two more cases of POT. METHODS AND RESULTS: Each presented as an asymptomatic well-delineated radiolucency in the mandible in a 15-year-old female and an 18-year-old male respectively...
February 19, 2018: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457218/regulatory-t-cells-are-required-for-normal-and-activin-promoted-wound-repair-in-mice
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Eric Haertel, Natasha Joshi, Paul Hiebert, Manfred Kopf, Sabine Werner
Healing of skin wounds is orchestrated by various types of immune cells, but little is known about the role of FoxP3+ regulatory T cells (Tregs) in this process. Here we determined if Tregs are important for wound healing in normal mice and if they contribute to the accelerated healing of mice overexpressing the growth and differentiation factor activin. Diphtheria-toxin induced Treg depletion prior to injury caused impaired healing characterized by delayed re-epithelialization, reduced wound contraction and impaired vessel maturation...
February 19, 2018: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457048/farnesoid-x-receptor-expression-in-microscopic-colitis-a-potential-role-in-disease-etiopathogenesis
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Joana Torres, Carolina Palmela, Pedro Gomes de Sena, Maria Pia Costa Santos, Catarina Gouveia, Maria Helena Oliveira, Ana Raquel Henriques, Cecília Rodrigues, Marília Cravo, Paula Borralho
Introduction: Microscopic colitis (MC) is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease with unclear etiology. Bile acid (BA) malabsorption has been described in MC patients. Farnesoid X receptor (FXR) is the main BA receptor; FXR-mediated mechanisms prevent the noxious effects of BA accumulation, preserving the integrity of the intestinal epithelial barrier and preventing intestinal inflammation. Aim: Our aim was to describe the expression of FXR in patients with MC. Methods: Archival formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded samples from the terminal ileum, right and left colon were obtained from patients with MC and matched controls...
January 2018: GE Portuguese Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456847/curative-resection-of-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-developing-in-the-remnant-pancreas-13-years-after-distal-pancreatectomy-for-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasms-a-case-report
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Takahiro Einama, Hirofumi Kamachi, Toshihiro Sakata, Kengo Shibata, Kazuki Wakizaka, Ko Sugiyama, Kazuaki Shibuya, Shingo Shimada, Kenji Wakayama, Tatsuya Orimo, Hideki Yokoo, Toshiya Kamiyama, Tomoko Mitsuhashi, Akinobu Taketomi
Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) are characterized by the papillary proliferation of atypical mucinous epithelial cells in the pancreatic ductal system. There are two recurrence patterns following resection of IPMNs: Metachronous multifocal occurrence of IPMNs, and distinct pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) in the remnant pancreas. Several recent studies investigated the development of distinct PDAC during follow-up evaluation of IPMNs and the incidence rate ranged from 4.5 to 8%. Thus, IMPNs may be a good predictor for the early detection of PDAC during observation or after the resection of IPMNs...
March 2018: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456832/interleukin-25-and-eosinophils-progenitor-cell-mobilization-in-allergic-asthma
#14
Wei Tang, Steven G Smith, Wei Du, Akash Gugilla, Juan Du, John Paul Oliveria, Karen Howie, Brittany M Salter, Gail M Gauvreau, Paul M O'Byrne, Roma Sehmi
Background: Eosinophil-lineage committed progenitor cells (EoP) migrate from the bone marrow and differentiate locally to provide an ongoing source of mature eosinophils in asthmatic inflammatory responses in the airways. Sputum levels of EoP are increased in asthmatics compared to normal controls suggesting an exaggerated eosinophilopoietic environment in the airways. Understanding what factors promote EoP traffic to the airways is important to understand the diathesis of asthma pathology...
2018: Clinical and Translational Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456815/crispr-cas9-a-new-approach-to-successful-knockdown-of-abcb1-p-glycoprotein-and-reversal-of-chemosensitivity-in-human-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-cell-line
#15
Leyla Norouzi-Barough, Mohammadreza Sarookhani, Rasoul Salehi, Mohammadreza Sharifi, Sahar Moghbelinejad
Objectives: Multidrug resistance (MDR) is a major obstacle in the successful chemotherapy of ovarian cancer. Inhibition of P-glycoprotein (P-gp), a member of ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters, is a well-known strategy to overcome MDR in cancer. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficiency and ability of CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing technology to knockdown ABCB1 gene expression in adriamycin resistant (A2780/ADR) ovarian cancer cell line and evaluate the sensitivity changes to doxorubicin...
February 2018: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456774/gastric-aspiration-and-its-role-in-airway-inflammation
#16
REVIEW
E B Hunt, A Sullivan, J Galvin, J MacSharry, D M Murphy
Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux (GOR) has been associated with chronic airway diseases while the passage of foreign matter into airways and lungs through aspiration has the potential to initiate a wide spectrum of pulmonary disorders. The clinical syndrome resulting from such aspiration will depend both on the quantity and nature of the aspirate as well as the individual host response. Aspiration of gastric fluids may cause damage to airway epithelium, not only because acidity is toxic to bronchial epithelial cells but also due to the effect of digestive enzymes such as pepsin and bile salts...
2018: Open Respiratory Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456735/metadherin-contributes-to-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-paclitaxel-resistance-induced-by-acidic-extracellular-ph-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
#17
Changyun Yu, Yong Liu, Zhaobing Qin
Paclitaxel resistance is a challenge to the treatment of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). An acidic extracellular pH (pHe ), a hallmark of solid tumors, is demonstrated to decrease the efficacy of chemotherapy. However, the precise function of acidic pHe in mediating chemotherapy in NPC remains unknown. In the present study, acidic pHe significantly decreased the cytotoxicity of paclitaxel in NPC cells. In addition, epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT)-like changes were observed in NPC cells cultured at acidic pHe ...
March 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456733/fbxw7-regulates-renal-cell-carcinoma-migration-and-invasion-via-suppression-of-the-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition
#18
Hongchao He, Jun Dai, Zhaoping Xu, Wei He, Xiaojing Wang, Yu Zhu, Haofei Wang
F-box and WD repeat domain containing 7 (Fbxw7) is an F-box protein that belongs to the SKP1-CUL1-F-box protein E3 ligase complex and is responsible for transferring the ubiquitin molecule to the substrate, which results in its recognition and subsequent degradation by proteasomes. Furthermore, it can identify a network of signaling proteins that function in cell growth, diversion and apoptosis. In the present study, Fbxw7 was downregulated in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) tissues compared with the adjacent non-tumor tissues and its expression was significantly associated with the tumor-node-metastasis stage, lymph node metastasis and distant metastasis in patients with RCC...
March 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456714/foxk1-promotes-glioblastoma-proliferation-and-metastasis-through-activation-of-snail-transcription
#19
Haitao Xu, Shulan Huang, Xiaonan Zhu, Wangcheng Zhang, Xiangyang Zhang
Forkhead box K1 (FOXK1) has been identified to have a crucial function in development and oncogenesis. However, its role in glioblastoma has remained largely elusive and was therefore assessed in the present study. In human glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) tissue samples, FOXK1 was determined to be highly expressed compared with adjacent normal tissue samples. In addition, high levels of FOXK1 were detected in the T98G and LN18 GBM cell lines as compare with those in normal human astrocytes. Of note, high expression of FOXK1 was revealed to be associated with metastasis and tumor size...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456686/biochanin-a-extirpates-the-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-a-human-lung-cancer
#20
Yan Wang, Jiao-Jiao Li, Yu-Min Chen
The natural iso-flavonoid, biochanin A, is categorized as a phytoestrogen and has been demonstrated to exhibit various pharmacological properties. However, no effects of biochanin A on lung cancer cell lines have been reported. Therefore, the present study aimed to demonstrate whether biochanin A has the ability to reduce lung cancer triggered pro-inflammatory effects from leukemic monocytes. We studied the release of cytokines, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α and interleukin (IL)-6, from the cocultured cells of A427:AML-193...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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