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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213470/higher-mini-bal-total-protein-concentration-in-early-ards-predicts-faster-resolution-of-lung-injury-measured-by-more-ventilator-free-days
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Carolyn M Hendrickson, Jason Abbott, Hanjing Zhuo, Kathleen D Liu, Carolyn S Calfee, Michael A Matthay
The protein concentration of alveolar edema fluid in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is dynamic. It reflects alveolar flooding during acute injury as well as fluid and protein clearance over time. We hypothesized that among ARDS patients treated with low tidal volume ventilation, higher concentrations of protein in mini-bronchoalveolar lavage (mBAL) samples would predict slower resolution of lung injury and worse clinical outcomes. Total protein and IgM concentrations in Day 0 mBAL samples from 79 subjects enrolled in the aerosolized albuterol (ALTA) ARDS Network Albuterol trial were measured by colorimetric assay and ELISA respectively...
February 17, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194370/peptide-agonists-of-vasopressin-v2-receptor-reduce-expression-of-neuroendocrine-markers-and-tumor-growth-in-human-lung-and-prostate-tumor-cells
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Marina Pifano, Juan Garona, Carla S Capobianco, Nazareno Gonzalez, Daniel F Alonso, Giselle V Ripoll
Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) comprise a heterogeneous group of malignancies that express neuropeptides as synaptophysin, chromogranin A (CgA), and specific neuronal enolase (NSE), among others. Vasopressin (AVP) is a neuropeptide with an endocrine, paracrine, and autocrine effect in normal and pathological tissues. AVP receptors are present in human lung, breast, pancreatic, colorectal, and gastrointestinal tumors. While AVP V1 receptors are associated with stimulation of cellular proliferation, AVP V2 receptor (V2r) is related to antiproliferative effects...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188029/peptidylarginine-deiminase-2-is-required-for-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-induced-citrullination-and-arthritis-but-not-neutrophil-extracellular-trap-formation
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Mandar Bawadekar, Daeun Shim, Chad J Johnson, Thomas F Warner, Ryan Rebernick, Dres Damgaard, Claus H Nielsen, Ger J M Pruijn, Jeniel E Nett, Miriam A Shelef
Citrullination, the post-translational conversion of arginines to citrullines, may contribute to rheumatoid arthritis development given the generation of anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPAs). However, it is not known which peptidylarginine deiminase (PAD) catalyzes the citrullination seen in inflammation. PAD4 exacerbates inflammatory arthritis and is critical for neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs). NETs display citrullinated antigens targeted by ACPAs and thus may be a source of citrullinated protein...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182854/anti-citrullinated-protein-antibodies-are-associated-with-neutrophil-extracellular-traps-in-the-sputum-in-relatives-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
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M Kristen Demoruelle, Kylie K Harrall, Linh Ho, Monica M Purmalek, Nickie L Seto, Heather M Rothfuss, Michael H Weisman, Joshua J Solomon, Aryeh Fischer, Yuko Okamoto, Lindsay B Kelmenson, Mark C Parish, Marie Feser, Chelsie Fleischer, Courtney Anderson, Michael Mahler, Jill M Norris, Mariana J Kaplan, Brian D Cherrington, V Michael Holers, Kevin D Deane
OBJECTIVES: Studies suggest that rheumatoid arthritis (RA)-related autoimmunity is initiated at a mucosal site. However, the factors associated with the mucosal generation of this autoimmunity are unknown, especially in individuals who are at-risk for future RA. Therefore, we tested anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) antibodies in the sputum of RA-free first-degree relatives (FDRs) of RA patients and patients with classifiable RA. METHODS: We evaluated induced sputum and serum from 67 FDRs and 20 RA subjects for anti-CCP-IgA and anti-CCP-IgG, with cut-off levels for positivity determined in a control population...
February 9, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179435/protean-proteases-at-the-cutting-edge%C3%A2-of%C3%A2-lung-diseases
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Clifford Taggart, Marcus A Mall, Gilles Lalmanach, Didier Cataldo, Andreas Ludwig, Sabina Janciauskiene, Nicole Heath, Silke Meiners, Christopher M Overall, Carsten Schultz, Boris Turk, Keren S Borensztajn
Proteases were traditionally viewed as mere protein-degrading enzymes with a very restricted spectrum of substrates. A major expansion in protease research has uncovered a variety of novel substrates, and it is now evident that proteases are critical pleiotropic actors orchestrating pathophysiological processes. Recent findings evidenced that the net proteolytic activity also relies upon interconnections between different protease and protease inhibitor families in the protease web.In this review, we provide an overview of these novel concepts with a particular focus on pulmonary pathophysiology...
February 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154019/mib1-index-stratified-assessment-of-dual-tracer-pet-ct-with-68ga-dotatate-and-18f-fdg-and-multimodality-anatomical-imaging-in-metastatic-net-of-unknown-primary-cup-net-scheduled-for-prrt
#6
Nikita Sampathirao, Sandip Basu
AIM: Comparative assessment of dual tracer PET/CT ((68)Ga-DOTATATE and (18)F-FDG) and multimodality anatomical imaging in studying CUP-NETs scheduled for PRRT for: (i) divergence of tracer uptake on dual tracer PET/CT, (ii) detection of primary and (iii) overall lesion detection vis-a-vis tumor proliferation index (Mib1/Ki-67). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-one patients of CUP-NETs (M:F=25:26, age:22-74 years), histopathologically proven and thoroughly investigated with conventional imaging modalities (USG, CT/ceCT, MRI and EUS, wherever applicable), were retrospective analyzed...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148896/investigated-the-safety-of-intra-renal-arterial-transfusion-of-autologous-cd34-cells-and-time-courses-of-creatinine-levels-endothelial-dysfunction-biomarkers-and-micro-rnas-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-phase-i-clinical-trial
#7
Mel S Lee, Fan-Yen Lee, Yung-Lung Chen, Pei-Hsun Sung, Hsin-Ju Chiang, Kuan-Hung Chen, Tien-Hung Huang, Yi-Ling Chen, John Y Chiang, Tsung-Cheng Yin, Hsueh-Wen Chang, Hon-Kan Yip
This was a phase I clinical trial to investigate the safety of autologous peripheral-blood-derived CD34+ cell therapy for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD-treatment) (i.e., at Stages III and IV). Between November 2014 and October 2015, a total of 10 study patients were prospectively enrolled into this phase I trial. Patients who failed to enroll into the trial in the initial state of eligibility assessment were served as CKD-control group (n = 9). The health-control group was composed of 10 volunteers for the purposes of comparing (1) circulation level of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs), (2) angiogenesis ability, and (3) anti-apoptotic miRNAs between healthy subjects and CKD patients...
January 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138033/targeted-treatment-of-metastatic-breast-cancer-by-plk1-sirna-delivered-by-an-antioxidant-nanoparticle-platform
#8
Jingga Morry, Worapol Ngamcherdtrakul, Shenda Gu, Moataz Reda, David J Castro, Thanapon Sangvanich, Joe W Gray, Wassana Yantasee
Metastatic breast cancer is developed in about 20-30% of newly diagnosed early stage breast cancer patients despite treatments. Herein, we report a novel nanoparticle platform with intrinsic anti-metastatic properties for the targeted delivery of Polo-like kinase 1 siRNA (siPLK1). We first evaluated it in a triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) model, which shows high metastatic potential. PLK1 was identified as the top therapeutic target for TNBC cells and tumor initiating cells in a kinome-wide screen. The platform consists of a 50-nm mesoporous silica nanoparticle (MSNP) core coated layer-by-layer with bioreducible cross-linked PEI and PEG polymers, conjugated with an antibody for selective uptake into cancer cells...
January 30, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137890/an-interactive-macrophage-signal-transduction-map-facilitates-comparative-analyses-of-high-throughput-data
#9
Pia Wentker, Martin Eberhardt, Florian S Dreyer, Wilhelm Bertrams, Martina Cantone, Kathrin Griss, Bernd Schmeck, Julio Vera
Macrophages (Mϕs) are key players in the coordination of the lifesaving or detrimental immune response against infections. The mechanistic understanding of the functional modulation of Mϕs by pathogens and pharmaceutical interventions at the signal transduction level is still far from complete. The complexity of pathways and their cross-talk benefits from holistic computational approaches. In the present study, we reconstructed a comprehensive, validated, and annotated map of signal transduction pathways in inflammatory Mϕs based on the current literature...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124760/neutrophil-extracellular-traps-in-neuropathy-with-anti-neutrophil-cytoplasmic-autoantibody-associated-microscopic-polyangiitis
#10
Hiroki Takeuchi, Teruaki Kawasaki, Kazuo Shigematsu, Kazuyuki Kawamura, Nobuyuki Oka
To clarify the roles of neutrophils in anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitic neuropathy, we studied neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) in peripheral nerve vasculitis. Stored nerve samples from 17 patients with microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) were immunohistochemically analyzed using antibodies for citrullinated histone H3 (citH3) and various neutrophil enzymes. We defined merged citH3 and extracellularly released myeloperoxidase (MPO) as NET formation. We also compared NET formation between MPO-ANCA-positive/negative MPA and rheumatoid arthritis (RA)-associated vasculitic neuropathy...
January 26, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117653/innate-immune-cytokines-fibroblast-phenotypes-and-regulation-of-extracellular-matrix-in-lung
#11
Carl D Richards
Chronic inflammation can be caused by adaptive immune responses in autoimmune and allergic conditions, driven by a T lymphocyte subset balance (TH1, TH2, Th17, Th22, and/or Treg) and skewed cellular profiles in an antigen-specific manner. However, several chronic inflammatory diseases have no clearly defined adaptive immune mechanisms that drive chronicity. These conditions include those that affect the lung such as nonatopic asthma or idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis comprising significant health problems. The remodeling of extracellular matrix (ECM) causes organ dysfunction, and it is largely generated by fibroblasts as the major cell controlling net ECM...
February 2017: Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114934/effect-of-a-retinoid-x-receptor-partial-agonist-on-airway-inflammation-and-hyperresponsiveness-in-a-murine-model-of-asthma
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Utako Fujii, Nobuaki Miyahara, Akihiko Taniguchi, Naohiro Oda, Daisuke Morichika, Etsuko Murakami, Hikari Nakayama, Koichi Waseda, Mikio Kataoka, Hiroki Kakuta, Mitsune Tanimoto, Arihiko Kanehiro
BACKGROUND: Retinoid X receptors (RXRs) are members of the nuclear receptor (NR) superfamily that mediate signaling by 9-cis retinoic acid, a vitamin A (retinol) derivative. RXRs play key roles not only as homodimers but also as heterodimeric partners-e.g., retinoic acid receptors (RARs), vitamin D receptors (VDRs), liver X receptors (LXRs), and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs). The NR family was recently associated with allergic diseases, but the role of RXRs in allergen-induced airway responses is not well defined...
January 23, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113928/automatic-scoring-of-multiple-semantic-attributes-with-multi-task-feature-leverage-a-study-on-pulmonary-nodules-in-ct-images
#13
Sihong Chen, Jing Qin, Xing Ji, Baiying Lei, Tianfu Wang, Dong Ni, Jie-Zhi Cheng
The gap between the computational and semantic features is the one of major factors that bottlenecks the computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) performance from clinical usage. To bridge this gap, we exploit three multi-task learning (MTL) schemes to leverage heterogeneous computational features derived from deep learning models of stacked denoising autoencoder (SDAE) and convolutional neural network (CNN), as well as hand-crafted Haar-like and HoG features, for the description of 9 semantic features for lung nodules in CT images...
November 16, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112391/mesenchymal-stem-cells-improves-survival-in-lps-induced-acute-lung-injury-acting-through-inhibition-of-nets-formation
#14
Leonardo Pedrazza, Aline Andrea Cunha, Carolina Luft, Nailê Karine Nunes, Felipe Schimitz, Rodrigo Benedetti Gassen, Ricardo Vaz Breda, Marcio Vinícius Fagundes Donadio, Angela Terezinha de Souza Wyse, Paulo Marcio Condessa Pitrez, Jose Luis Rosa, Jarbas Rodrigues de Oliveira
Acute lung injury (ALI) and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) are syndromes of acute hypoxemic respiratory failure resulting from a variety of direct and indirect injuries to the gas exchange parenchyma of the lungs. During the ALI, we have an increase release of proinflammatory cytokines and high reactive oxigen species (ROS) formation. These factors are responsible for the release and activation of neutrophil-derived proteases and the formation of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs). The excessive increase in the release of NETs cause damage to lung tissue...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098761/pancreatic-neuroendocrine-neoplasms-basic-biology-current-treatment-strategies-and-prospects-for-the-future
#15
REVIEW
Akihiro Ohmoto, Hirofumi Rokutan, Shinichi Yachida
Pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (pNENs) are rare tumors accounting for only 1%-2% of all pancreatic tumors. pNENs are pathologically heterogeneous and are categorized into three groups (neuroendocrine tumor: NET G1, NET G2; and neuroendocrine carcinoma: NEC) on the basis of the Ki-67 proliferation index and the mitotic count according to the 2010 World Health Organization (WHO) classification of gastroenteropancreatic NENs. NEC in this classification includes both histologically well-differentiated and poorly differentiated subtypes, and modification of the WHO 2010 classification is under discussion based on genetic and clinical data...
January 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095862/different-survival-analysis-methods-for-measuring-long-term-outcomes-of-indigenous-and-non-indigenous-australian-cancer-patients-in-the-presence-and-absence-of-competing-risks
#16
Vincent Y F He, John R Condon, Peter D Baade, Xiaohua Zhang, Yuejen Zhao
BACKGROUND: Net survival is the most common measure of cancer prognosis and has been used to study differentials in cancer survival between ethnic or racial population subgroups. However, net survival ignores competing risks of deaths and so provides incomplete prognostic information for cancer patients, and when comparing survival between populations with different all-cause mortality. Another prognosis measure, "crude probability of death", which takes competing risk of death into account, overcomes this limitation...
January 17, 2017: Population Health Metrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070608/xuebijing-injection-treatment-inhibits-vasopermeability-and-reduces-fluid-requirements-in-a-canine-burn-model
#17
F-B Tang, Y-L Dai, S Hu, L-Q Ma, J-Y Li, H-P Zhang, W-H Zhang, Y-G Li, H-B Wang, H-Y Lin, Q Hu, L Li
OBJECTIVE: High vasopermeability and excessive inflammation following severe burns may result in tissue edema, organ dysfunction and the loss of circulatory plasma volume, which can influence the doctor to do the prognosis to the patients. The study aims to examine whether Xuebijing injection (XBJ), an extracts of a traditional Chinese medicine used to treat sepsis in clinic, can reduces fluid requirements by inhibiting vasopermeability and tissue edema in a canine model after burn injury...
January 9, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057354/neuroendrocrine-tumors-of-the-uterine-cervix-a-therapeutic-challenge-for-gynecologic-oncologists
#18
REVIEW
Gadducci Angiolo, Carinelli Silvestro, Aletti Giovanni
Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are aggressive diseases developing from neuroendocrine cells that most frequently involve the gastro-entero-pancreatic tract and the lung, but more rarely are found in almost all body tissues. Limited biological and clinical data are currently available for NETs in uncommon sites, such as female genital tract. NETs represent 0.9% to 1.5% of the tumors of the uterine cervix. They are more likely to have lymph-vascular space invasion and lymph node involvement, and to develop local and distant relapses when compared with the mostly common cervical squamous cell carcinomas or adenocarcinomas...
January 2, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054150/ki-67-labeling-index-of-neuroendocrine-tumors-of-the-lung-has-a-high-level-of-correspondence-between-biopsy-samples-and-surgical-specimens-when-strict-counting-guidelines-are-applied
#19
Alessandra Fabbri, Mara Cossa, Angelica Sonzogni, Mauro Papotti, Luisella Righi, Gaia Gatti, Patrick Maisonneuve, Barbara Valeri, Ugo Pastorino, Giuseppe Pelosi
Optimal histopathological analysis of biopsies from metastases of neuroendocrine tumor (NET) of the lung requires more than morphology only. Additional parameters such as Ki-67 labeling index are required for adequate diagnosis, but few studies have compared reproducibility of different counting protocols and modalities of reporting on biopsies of lung NET. We compared the results of four different manual counting techniques to establish Ki-67 LI. On 47 paired biopsies and surgical specimens from 22 typical carcinoids (TCs), 14 atypical carcinoids (ACs), six large cell neuroendocrine carcinomas (LCNECs), and five small cell carcinomas (SCCs) immunohistochemical staining of Ki-67 antigen was performed...
February 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047087/su-f-sps-01-accuracy-of-the-small-field-dosimetry-using-acuros-xb-and-aaa-dose-calculation-algorithms-of-eclipse-treatment-planning-system-within-and-beyond-heterogeneous-media-for-trubeam-2-0-unit
#20
G Codel, E Serin, P Pacaci, E Sanli, M Cebe, H Mabhouti, M Doyuran, E Kucukmorkoc, N Kucuk, A Altinok, D Canoglu, H Acar, H Caglar Ozkok
PURPOSE: In this study, the comparison of dosimetric accuracy of Acuros XB and AAA algorithms were investigated for small radiation fields incident on homogeneous and heterogeneous geometries METHODS: Small open fields of Truebeam 2.0 unit (1×1, 2×2, 3×3, 4×4 fields) were used for this study. The fields were incident on homogeneous phantom and in house phantom containing lung, air, and bone inhomogeneities. Using the same film batch, the net OD to dose calibration curve was obtaine dusing Trubeam 2...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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