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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738158/efficient-interfacially-driven-vehiculization-of-corticosteroids-by-pulmonary-surfactant
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Alberto Hidalgo, Fabrizio Salomone, Nieves Fresno, Guillermo Orellana, Antonio Cruz, Jesus Perez-Gil
Pulmonary surfactant is a crucial system to stabilize the respiratory air-liquid interface. Furthermore, pulmonary surfactant has been proposed as an effective method for targeting drugs to the lungs. However, few studies have examined in detail the mechanisms of incorporation of drugs into surfactant, the impact of the presence of drugs on pulmonary surfactant performance at the interface under physiologically-meaningful conditions, or the ability of pulmonary surfactant to use the air-liquid interface to vehiculise drugs to long distances...
July 24, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735623/genes-involved-in-leukotriene-synthesis-pathway-are-dynamically-regulated-during-lung-development-in-rhesus-monkeys
#2
Wanmin Xia, Liang Xie, Bangrong Cao, Shujun Cheng, Huajing Wan, Hanmin Liu
BACKGROUND: Leukotrienes play critical roles in many inflammatory lung diseases and several antagonists of their receptors have been used in the clinical settings. However, the physiological functions of leukotrienes in lung development are still unclear. METHOD: The expression levels of 34 genes involved in leukotriene synthesis and function pathway in the lungs of Rhesus monkey during different developmental time points were determined on a MiSeq platform and analyzed by the reads per kilobase of transcript per million mapped reads (RPKM) method...
July 2017: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732841/cobalt-related-interstitial-lung-disease
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REVIEW
Traci N Adams, Yasmeen M Butt, Kiran Batra, Craig S Glazer
Cobalt exposure in the hard metal and bonded diamond tool industry is a well-established cause of ILD. The primary theories regarding the underlying mechanism of cobalt related ILD include an immunologic mechanism and an oxidant injury mechanism. Cobalt related ILD may present in subacute and chronic forms and often has associated upper respiratory symptoms. The evaluation begins with a thorough occupational history and includes PFTs, HRCT, and bronchoalveolar lavage. HRCT findings are nonspecific and may resemble NSIP, UIP, sarcoidosis, or HP...
August 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729456/mechanistic-multi-tissue-modeling-of-gilz-regulation-integrating-circadian-gene-expression-with-receptor-mediated-corticosteroid-pharmacodynamics
#4
Vivaswath S Ayyar, Debra C DuBois, Richard R Almon, William J Jusko
The glucocorticoid-induced leucine zipper (GILZ) is an important mediator of anti-inflammatory corticosteroid action. The pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic/pharmacogenomic effects of acute and chronic methylprednisolone (MPL) dosing on the tissue-specific dynamics of GILZ expression were examined in rats. A mechanism-based model was developed to investigate and integrate the role of MPL and circadian rhythms on the transcriptional enhancement of GILZ in multiple tissues. Animals received a single 50 mg/kg intramuscular bolus or a seven-day 0...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729348/a-new-target-for-caffeine-in-the-developing-lung-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress
#5
Philipp Rath, Claudio Nardiello, Rory E Morty
The utility of caffeine to manage apnea of prematurity is widely accepted, however, much controversy surrounds the potential for caffeine to drive post-natal lung maturation in settings of arrested lung development. Many studies have reported pathways relevant to lung injury and lung development are modulated by caffeine in vitro and in vivo, leading to the application of caffeine in experimental animal models of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). These studies have generated exciting, but at times confusing data...
July 20, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728932/the-complex-restrictive-pulmonary-function-pattern-clinical-and-radiological-analysis-of-a-common-but-previously-undescribed-restrictive-pattern
#6
Ryan D Clay, Vivek N Iyer, Dereddi Raja Reddy, Brittany Siontis, Paul D Scanlon
BACKGROUND: Most patients with restriction have a PFT pattern in which TLC, FVC and FEV1 are reduced to a similar degree. We call this pattern 'simple' restriction (SR). In contrast, we commonly observe a pattern in which FVC percent predicted (pp) is disproportionately reduced relative to TLCpp. We term this pattern 'complex restriction' (CR) and attempted to characterize its clinical, radiologic and physiologic features. METHODS: We reviewed PFTs of patients tested between November 2009 and June 2013 who had restriction (TLC<LLN)...
July 17, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727997/therapeutic-intranasal-instillation-of-allergen-loaded-microbubbles-suppresses-experimental-allergic-asthma-in-mice
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Blaise Corthésy, Gilles Bioley
Despite proven efficiency, subcutaneous immunotherapy for aeroallergens is impaired by the duration of the protocol, the repeated injections and potential side-effects associated with the doses of allergen administered. Intranasal delivery of immunotherapeutic agents may overcome several of these drawbacks, provided that an efficient allergen delivery vehicle can be identified. This study evaluates whether intranasally delivered gas-filled microbubble (MB)-associated ovalbumin (OVA), used as a model allergen, can serve as a therapeutic treatment in a mouse model of established allergic asthma...
July 12, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725553/behavioral-physiological-and-morphological-correlates-of-parasite-intensity-in-the-wild-cururu-toad-rhinella-icterica
#8
Eduardo Hermógenes Moretti, Braz Titon, Carla Bonetti Madelaire, Raquel de Arruda, Tatiana Alvarez, Fernando Ribeiro Gomes
Large numbers of parasites are found in various organs of anuran amphibians, with parasite intensities thought to modulate the host's Darwinian fitness traits. Interaction between the anuran hosts and their multiple parasites should modulate the host's phenotypic characteristic, such as those associated with high energetic demand (such as calling effort and locomotor performance), energy balance (standard metabolic rate), and morphological plasticity (as indicated by organ masses). The present study investigated the impact of parasite intensities on the behavioral, physiological, and morphological traits of wild adult male Rhinella icterica (Anura: Bufonidae)...
December 2017: International Journal for Parasitology. Parasites and Wildlife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725529/recent-progress-on-piezoelectric-and-triboelectric-energy-harvesters-in-biomedical-systems
#9
REVIEW
Qiang Zheng, Bojing Shi, Zhou Li, Zhong Lin Wang
Implantable medical devices (IMDs) have become indispensable medical tools for improving the quality of life and prolonging the patient's lifespan. The minimization and extension of lifetime are main challenges for the development of IMDs. Current innovative research on this topic is focused on internal charging using the energy generated by the physiological environment or natural body activity. To harvest biomechanical energy efficiently, piezoelectric and triboelectric energy harvesters with sophisticated structural and material design have been developed...
July 2017: Advanced Science (Weinheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724414/effects-of-feeding-drunken-horse-grass-infected-with-epichlo%C3%A3-gansuensis-endophyte-on-animal-performance-clinical-symptoms-and-physiological-parameters-in-sheep
#10
Ying Liang, Hucheng Wang, Chunjie Li, Zhibiao Nan, Fadi Li
BACKGROUND: Many reports showed that grass-endophyte symbiosis induced livestock poisoned. Yet, there is no study evaluating clinical symptoms and physiological parameters in sheep fed Epichloë gansuensis endophyte-infected grass. The objective of the present study was to investigate these indexes by feeding sheep with endophyte-infected A. inebrians (E+ Group) or endophyte-free A. inebrians (E- Group) drunken horse grass or alfalfa hay (Control Group). RESULTS: The Epichloë endophyte caused obvious toxicity symptoms in the sheep fed E+ A...
July 19, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723887/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-characterization-of-poractant-alfa-supplemented-with-budesonide-for-safe-and-effective-intratracheal-administration
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Francesca Ricci, Chiara Catozzi, Francesca Ravanetti, Xabier Murgia, Francesco D'Aló, Natalia Macchidani, Elisa Sgarbi, Valentina Di Lallo, Federica Saccani, Marisa Pertile, Antonio Cacchioli, Silvia Catinella, Gino Villetti, Maurizio Civelli, Francesco Amadei, Franco Stellari Fabio, Barbara Pioselli, Fabrizio Salomone
BACKGROUND: The intratracheal (IT) administration of budesonide using surfactant as a vehicle has been shown to reduce the incidence of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) in preterm infants. OBJECTIVE: To characterize the in vitro characteristics and in vivo safety and efficacy of the extemporaneous combination of budesonide and poractant alfa. METHODS: The stability, minimum surface tension, and viscosity of the preparation were evaluated by means of HPLC, Wilhelmy balance, and Rheometer, respectively...
July 19, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720711/gene-expression-networks-in-the-murine-pulmonary-myocardium-provide-insight-into-the-pathobiology-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Jordan K Boutilier, Rhonda L Taylor, Tracy Mann, Elyshia McNamara, Gary J Hoffman, Jacob Kenny, Rodney J Dilley, Peter Henry, Grant Morahan, Nigel G Laing, Kristen J Nowak
The pulmonary myocardium is a muscular coat surrounding the pulmonary and caval veins. Although its definitive physiological function is unknown, it may have a pathological role as the source of ectopic beats initiating atrial fibrillation. How the pulmonary myocardium gains pacemaker function is not clearly defined, although recent evidence indicates that changed transcriptional gene expression networks are at fault. The gene expression profile of this distinct cell type in situ was examined to investigate underlying molecular events that might contribute to atrial fibrillation...
July 18, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719441/fourteen-day-in-vivo-testing-of-a-compliant-thoracic-artificial-lung
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David J Skoog, Joshua R Pohlmann, David S Demos, Christopher N Scipione, Amit Iyengar, Rebecca E Schewe, Ahmed B Suhaib, Kelly L Koch, Keith E Cook
The compliant thoracic artificial lung (cTAL) has been studied in acute in vivo and in vitro experiments. The cTAL's long-term function and potential use as a bridge to lung transplantation are assessed presently. The cTAL without anticoagulant coatings was attached to sheep (n = 5) via the pulmonary artery and left atrium for 14 days. Systemic heparin anticoagulation was used. Compliant thoracic artificial lung resistance, cTAL gas exchange, hematologic parameters, and organ function were recorded. Two sheep were euthanized for nondevice-related issues...
July 14, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719147/human-immunology-studies-using-organ-donors-impact-of-clinical-variations-on-immune-parameters-in-tissues-and-circulation
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D J Carpenter, T Granot, N Matsuoka, T Senda, B V Kumar, J J C Thome, C L Gordon, M Miron, J Weiner, T Connors, H Lerner, A Friedman, T Kato, A D Griesemer, D L Farber
Organ donors are sources of physiologically healthy organs and tissues for life-saving transplantation, and have been recently used for human immunology studies which are typically confined to the sampling of peripheral blood. Donors comprise a diverse population with different causes of death and clinical outcomes during hospitalization, and the effects of such variations on immune parameters in blood and tissues are not known. We present here coordinate analyses of innate and adaptive immune components in blood, lymphoid (bone marrow, spleen, lymph nodes), and mucosal (lungs, intestines) sites from a population of brain-dead organ donors (3-months-93-years; n=291) across eight clinical parameters...
July 18, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719135/multiple-breath-washout-in-paediatric-patients-after-lung-transplantation
#15
Sylvia Nyilas, Julia Carlens, Timothy Price, Florian Singer, Carsten Müller, Gesine Hansen, Gregor Warnecke, Philipp Latzin, Nicolaus Schwerk
Forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1 ) from spirometry, is the most commonly used parameter to detect early allograft dysfunction after lung transplantation (LTx). There are concerns regarding its sensitivity. Nitrogen-multiple breath washout (N2 -MBW) is sensitive at detecting early global (lung clearance index; LCI), and acinar (Sacin ) airway inhomogeneity. We investigated whether N2 -MBW indices indicate small airways pathology after LTx in children with stable spirometry. Thirty-seven children without BOS on median 1...
July 18, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718888/assessing-lung-function-using-contrast-enhanced-dual-energy-computed-tomography-for-potential-applications-in-radiation-therapy
#16
Andréanne Lapointe, Houda Bahig, Danis Blais, Hugo Bouchard, Édith Filion, Jean-François Carrier, Stéphane Bedwani
PURPOSE: There is an increasing interest in the evaluation of lung function from physiological images in radiation therapy treatment planning to reduce the extent of post-radiation toxicities. The purpose of this work is to retrieve reliable functional information from contrast-enhanced dualenergy computed tomography (DECT) for new applications in radiation therapy. The functional information obtained by DECT is also compared with other methods using single energy CT (SECT) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) with CT...
July 18, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711443/regional-distribution-of-pulmonary-blood-volume-with-dual-energy-computed-tomography-results-in-42-subjects
#17
Paul Felloni, Alain Duhamel, Jean-Baptiste Faivre, Jessica Giordano, Suonita Khung, Valérie Deken, Jacques Remy, Martine Remy-Jardin
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: The noninvasive approach of lung perfusion generated from dual-energy computed tomography acquisitions has entered clinical practice. The purpose of this study was to analyze the regional distribution of iodine within distal portions of the pulmonary arterial bed on dual-source, dual-energy computed tomography examinations in a cohort of subjects without cardiopulmonary pathologies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study population included 42 patients without cardiorespiratory disease, enabling quantitative and qualitative analysis of pulmonary blood volume after administration of a 40% contrast agent...
July 12, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711016/therapeutic-supermolecular-micelles-of-vitamin-e-succinate-grafted-%C3%AE%C2%B5-polylysine-as-potential-carriers-for-curcumin-enhancing-tumour-penetration-and-improving-therapeutic-effect-on-glioma
#18
He-Lin Xu, Zi-Liang Fan, De-Li ZhuGe, Bi-Xin Shen, Bing-Hui Jin, Jian Xiao, Cui-Tao Lu, Ying-Zheng Zhao
Severe toxicity and poor tumour penetration are two intrinsic limited factors to hinder the broad clinical application for most of first-line chemotherapeutics. In this study, a novel vitamin E succinate-grafted ε-polylysine (VES-g-PLL) polymer was synthesized by using ε-polylysine as backbone. By adjusting VES graft ratio, VES-g-PLL (50) with a theoretic VES graft ratio of 50% could self-assemble into a supermolecular micelle with a hydrodynamic diameter (Dh) of ca.20nm, and Zeta potential of 19.6mV. VES-g-PLL micelles themselves displayed a strong anti-tumour effect on glioma...
July 12, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710553/metabolism-and-distribution-of-pharmacological-homoarginine-in-plasma-and-main-organs-of-the-anesthetized-rat
#19
Duygu Naile Günes, Arslan Arinc Kayacelebi, Erik Hanff, Joel Lundgren, Björn Redfors, Dimitrios Tsikas
L-Homoarginine (hArg) and guanidinoacetate (GAA) are produced from L-arginine (Arg) by the catalytic action of arginine:glycine amidinotransferase. Guanidinoacetate methyltransferase methylates GAA on its non-guanidine N atom to produce creatine. Arg and hArg are converted by nitric oxide synthase (NOS) to nitric oxide (NO). NO is oxidized to nitrite and nitrate which circulate in the blood and are excreted in the urine. Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA), an NOS inhibitor, is widely accepted to be exclusively produced after asymmetric N (G)-methylation of Arg residues in proteins and their regular proteolysis...
July 14, 2017: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710430/rlr-mediated-antiviral-innate-immunity-requires-oxidative-phosphorylation-activity
#20
Takuma Yoshizumi, Hiromi Imamura, Tomohiro Taku, Takahiro Kuroki, Atsushi Kawaguchi, Kaori Ishikawa, Kazuto Nakada, Takumi Koshiba
Mitochondria act as a platform for antiviral innate immunity, and the immune system depends on activation of the retinoic acid-inducible gene I (RIG-I)-like receptors (RLR) signaling pathway via an adaptor molecule, mitochondrial antiviral signaling. We report that RLR-mediated antiviral innate immunity requires oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) activity, a prominent physiologic function of mitochondria. Cells lacking mitochondrial DNA or mutant cells with respiratory defects exhibited severely impaired virus-induced induction of interferons and proinflammatory cytokines...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
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