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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133847/female-mice-lacking-pald1-exhibit-endothelial-cell-apoptosis-and-emphysema
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Isabel Egaña, Hiroshi Kaito, Anja Nitzsche, Lore Becker, Carolina Ballester-Lopez, Colin Niaudet, Milena Petkova, Wei Liu, Michael Vanlandewijck, Alexandra Vernaleken, Thomas Klopstock, Helmut Fuchs, Valerie Gailus-Durner, Martin Hrabe de Angelis, Helge Rask-Andersen, Henrik J Johansson, Janne Lehtiö, Liqun He, Ali Ö Yildirim, Mats Hellström
Paladin (Pald1, mKIAA1274 or x99384) was identified in screens for vascular-specific genes and is a putative phosphatase. Paladin has also been proposed to be involved in various biological processes such as insulin signaling, innate immunity and neural crest migration. To determine the role of paladin we have now characterized the Pald1 knock-out mouse in a broad array of behavioral, physiological and biochemical tests. Here, we show that female, but not male, Pald1 heterozygous and homozygous knock-out mice display an emphysema-like histology with increased alveolar air spaces and impaired lung function with an obstructive phenotype...
November 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127370/exosomal-mir-126-as-a-circulating-biomarker-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-regulating-cancer-progression
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Franco Grimolizzi, Federica Monaco, Francesca Leoni, Massimo Bracci, Sara Staffolani, Cristiana Bersaglieri, Simona Gaetani, Matteo Valentino, Monica Amati, Corrado Rubini, Franca Saccucci, Jiri Neuzil, Marco Tomasetti, Lory Santarelli
Lung cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths. It is diagnosed mostly at the locally advanced or metastatic stage. Recently, micro RNAs (miRs) and their distribution in circulation have been implicated in physiological and pathological processes. In this study, miR-126 was evaluated in serum, exosome and exosome-free serum fractions in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients at early and advanced stages, and compared with healthy controls. Down-regulation of miR-126 was found in serum of advanced stage NSCLC patients...
November 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125380/breathing-pattern-recordings-using-respiratory-inductive-plethysmography-before-and-after-a-physiotherapy-breathing-retraining-program-for-asthma-a-case-report
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Rokhsaneh Tehrany, Ruth DeVos, Anne Bruton
Breathing retraining (BR) improves symptoms, psychological well-being and quality of life in adults with asthma; but there remains uncertainty as to mechanism of effect. One of the intuitively logical theories is that BR works through altering breathing pattern. There is currently no evidence, however, that BR does result in measurable changes in breathing pattern. In this case report we describe the effects of physiotherapy BR on a 57-year-old female with a 10-year history of asthma. Data were collected before and after a physiotherapy BR program comprising three sessions over 18 weeks: breathing pattern (respiratory inductive plethysmography (RIP); physiology (end tidal carbon dioxide (ETCO2), heart rate, oxygen saturations, spirometric lung function); questionnaires (Asthma Control Questionnaire (ACQ), Hospital Anxiety and Depression Score, Nijmegen Questionnaire); and medication usage...
November 10, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124875/emerging-functions-of-the-egfr-in-cancer
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REVIEW
Sara Sigismund, Daniele Avanzato, Letizia Lanzetti
The physiological function of the Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) is to regulate epithelial tissue development and homeostasis. In pathological settings, mostly in lung and breast cancer and in glioblastoma, the EGFR is a driver of tumorigenesis. Inappropriate activation of the EGFR in cancer mainly results from amplification and point mutations at the genomic locus, but transcriptional upregulation or ligand overproduction due to autocrine/paracrine mechanisms have also been described. Moreover, the EGFR is increasingly recognized as a biomarker of resistance in tumors, since its amplification or secondary mutations have been found to arise under drug pressure...
November 10, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115636/fstl1-suppresses-tumor-cell-proliferation-invasion-and-survival-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Xiaolei Ni, Xiaoming Cao, Yongquan Wu, Jian Wu
Follistatin like-1 (FSTL1) is a secreted glycoprotein involved in a series of physiological and pathological processes. However, its contribution to the development of cancer, especially the pathogenesis of NSCLC, remains to be elucidated. We explored the expression, function, and molecular mechanism of FSTL1 in NSCLC. In this study, we detected the expression of FSTL1 in a panel of NSCLC cell lines and lung normal epithelial cell line by qRT-PCR and western blot analysis and found that FSTL1 was downregulated in NSCLC cells compared with normal control...
October 31, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106997/interferon-response-to-rsv-by-bronchial-epithelium-from-children-with-asthma-is-inversely-correlated-with-pulmonary-function
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M C Altman, S R Reeves, A R Parker, E Whalen, K M S Misura, K A Barrow, R G James, T S Hallstrand, S F Ziegler, J S Debley
BACKGROUND: Respiratory viral infection in early childhood, including that from respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), has been previously associated with the development of asthma. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine whether ex vivo RSV infection of bronchial epithelial cells (BECs) from children with asthma would induce specific gene expression patterns, and whether such patterns associate with lung function among BEC donors. METHODS: Primary BECs from carefully characterized children with asthma (n=18) and matched healthy children without asthma (n=8) were differentiated at an air-liquid interface (ALI) for 21 days...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102342/bioengineered-lungs-a-challenge-and-an-opportunity
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Ramon Farré, Jordi Otero, Isaac Almendros, Daniel Navajas
Lung biofabrication is a new tissue engineering and regenerative development aimed at providing organs for potential use in transplantation. Lung biofabrication is based on seeding cells into an acellular organ scaffold and on culturing them in an especial purpose bioreactor. The acellular lung scaffold is obtained by decellularizing a non-transplantable donor lung by means of conventional procedures based on application of physical, enzymatic and detergent agents. To avoid immune recipient's rejection of the transplanted bioengineered lung, autologous bone marrow/adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells, lung progenitor cells or induced pluripotent stem cells are used for biofabricating the bioengineered lung...
November 1, 2017: Archivos de Bronconeumología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099175/nonimmobilized-biomaterial-capillary-electrophoresis-for-screening-drugs-targeting-human-glucose-transporter-1
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Ruijun Wu, Kai Zhu, Xiaodan Zhang, Sufang Zhang, Yanmeng Liu, Jinyu Ren, Cong Li, Min Ye, Xiaomei Ling
We report an online ligand screening method that targets human glucose transporter 1 (hGlut1) under approximately physiological conditions, named nonimmobilized biomaterial capillary electrophoresis (NIBCE), and we investigated the interactions between drugs/candidate compounds and HEK293 cells, hGlut1-overexpressing HEK293 cells, non-small-cell lung cancer A549 cells, A549 tumor tissue, and normal lung tissue by simulating the interactions between drugs and moving target cells or the space-occupying tumor...
November 15, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097600/pd-l1
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REVIEW
Anthousa Kythreotou, Abdul Siddique, Francesco A Mauri, Mark Bower, David J Pinato
Programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) is the principal ligand of programmed death 1 (PD-1), a coinhibitory receptor that can be constitutively expressed or induced in myeloid, lymphoid, normal epithelial cells and in cancer. Under physiological conditions, the PD-1/PD-L1 interaction is essential in the development of immune tolerance preventing excessive immune cell activity that can lead to tissue destruction and autoimmunity. PD-L1 expression is an immune evasion mechanism exploited by various malignancies and is generally associated with poorer prognosis...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066588/effect-of-high-flow-nasal-cannula-on-expiratory-pressure-and-ventilation-in-infant-pediatric-and-adult-models
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Katie R Nielsen, Laura E Ellington, Alan J Gray, Larissa I Stanberry, Lincoln S Smith, Robert M DiBlasi
BACKGROUND: Heated and humidified high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) is a widely used form of respiratory support; however, data regarding optimal flows for a given patient size or disease state are lacking. A comprehensive study of the physiologic effects of HFNC is needed to better understand the mechanisms of action. The objective of the current study was to quantify the effect of HFNC settings in age-specific, anatomically correct nasal airways and spontaneously breathing lung models...
October 24, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060627/effects-of-septum-and-pericardium-on-heart-lung-interactions-in-a-cardiopulmonary-simulation-model
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Nikolaos Karamolegkos, Antonio Albanese, Nicolas W Chbat
Mechanical heart-lung interactions are often overlooked in clinical settings. However, their impact on cardiac function can be quite significant. Mechanistic physiology-based models can provide invaluable insights into such cardiorespiratory interactions, which occur not only under external mechanical ventilatory support but in normal physiology as well. In this work, we focus on the cardiac component of a previously developed mathematical model of the human cardiopulmonary system, aiming to improve the model's response to the intrathoracic pressure variations that are associated with the respiratory cycle...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050202/phosphodiesterase-10a-is-overexpressed-in-lung-tumor-cells-and-inhibitors-selectively-suppress-growth-by-blocking-%C3%AE-catenin-and-mapk-signaling
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Bing Zhu, Ashley Lindsey, Nan Li, Kevin Lee, Veronica Ramirez-Alcantara, Joshua C Canzoneri, Alexandra Fajardo, Luciana Madeira da Silva, Meagan Thomas, John T Piazza, Larry Yet, Brian T Eberhardt, Evrim Gurpinar, Dennis Otali, William Grizzle, Jacob Valiyaveettil, Xi Chen, Adam B Keeton, Gary A Piazza
Phosphodiesterase 10A (PDE10) is a cyclic nucleotide (e.g. cGMP) degrading enzyme highly expressed in the brain striatum where it plays an important role in dopaminergic neurotransmission, but has limited expression and no known physiological function outside the central nervous system. Here we report that PDE10 mRNA and protein levels are strongly elevated in human non-small cell lung cancer cells and lung tumors compared with normal human airway epithelial cells and lung tissue, respectively. Genetic silencing of PDE10 or inhibition by small molecules such as PQ10 was found to selectively inhibit the growth and colony formation of lung tumor cells...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983729/increased-casr-and-trpc6-pulmonary-vascular-expression-in-the-nitrofen-induced-model-of-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
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Hiroki Nakamura, Julia Zimmer, Tristan Lim, Prem Puri
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The high morbidity and mortality rates in congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) are attributed primarily to severe lung hypoplasia and/or persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPH). PPH in CDH is characterized by abnormal vascular remodeling with thickening of medial and adventitial layers and extension of smooth muscle into previously nonmuscularized arteries. Excessive proliferation of pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cells (PASMC) is an important contributor to the concentric pulmonary arterial remodeling...
October 5, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966238/cancer-vaccine-therapy-using-tumor-endothelial-cells-as-antigens-suppresses-solid-tumor-growth-and-metastasis
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Tetsuya Nomura, Keiichi Hirata, Takuto Shimaoka, Makie Yamakawa, Naoya Koizumi, Ryo Suzuki, Kazuo Maruyama, Naoki Utoguchi
Tumor angiogenesis plays an important role in tumor growth and metastasis, with tumor cells requiring nutrients and oxygen via blood flow for their proliferation. In comparison, angiogenesis also occurs under normal physiological conditions, such as wound healing and in the formation of the corpus luteum. Herein, we report on the development of a novel dendritic cell (DC) vaccine therapy using tumor endothelial cells (TECs) derived from tumor vessels as tumor antigens. After density gradient centrifugation and the detection of angiotensin-converting enzyme activities, a TEC-rich fraction was separated from solid tumor tissues...
2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944063/carbon-nanotubes-induced-fibrogenesis-on-nanostructured-substrates
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Kai Wang, Xiaoqing He, Will Linthicum, Ryan Mezan, Liying Wang, Yon Rojanasakul, Qi Wen, Yong Yang
While the rapidly evolving nanotechnology has shown promise in electronics, energy, healthcare and many other fields, there is an increasing concern about the adverse health consequences of engineered nanomaterials. To accurately evaluate the toxicity of nanomaterials, in vitro models incorporated with in vivo microenvironment characteristics are desirable. This study aims to delineate the influence of nanotopography on fibrogenic response of normal human lung fibroblasts to multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs)...
March 1, 2017: Environmental Science. Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929951/the-fate-of-inhaled-nanoparticles-detection-and-measurement-by-enhanced-dark-field-microscopy
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Robert R Mercer, James F Scabilloni, Liying Wang, Lori A Battelli, James M Antonini, Jenny R Roberts, Yong Qian, Jennifer D Sisler, Vincent Castranova, Dale W Porter, Ann F Hubbs
Assessing the potential health risks for newly developed nanoparticles poses a significant challenge. Nanometer-sized particles are not generally detectable with the light microscope. Electron microscopy typically requires high-level doses, above the physiologic range, for particle examination in tissues. Enhanced dark-field microscopy (EDM) is an adaption of the light microscope that images scattered light. Nanoparticles scatter light with high efficiency while normal tissues do not. EDM has the potential to identify the critical target sites for nanoparticle deposition and injury in the lungs and other organs...
January 1, 2017: Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929692/-metabolomics-of-bovine-serum-albumin-induced-allergic-reactions-based-on-uplc-q-tof-ms
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Yuan-Yuan Gu, Dan-Dan Zhang, Cheng Feng, Yu Wang, Da-Zhong Chen, Yan-Hong Wang
The metabonomic techniques were used to study the changes in endogenous metabolites between urines of rats in normal physiological conditions and bovine serum albumin induced allergic reactions, identify potential biomarkers associated with allergic reactions, and then analyze the metabolic pathways and the metabolic mechanisms of allergic reactions. The bovine serum albumin-induced allergic reactions in rats were adopted as a model to detect histamine and tryptase in rat serum and observe the issue morphology of lungs and trachea in rats...
November 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928613/clarifying-the-anatomy-and-physiology-of-totally-anomalous-systemic-venous-connection
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REVIEW
Saurabh Kumar Gupta, Rajnish Juneja, Robert H Anderson, Gurpreet S Gulati, Velayoudam Devagorou
The description of totally anomalous systemic venous connection is limited to case reports. In this review, we seek to clarify anatomic, physiologic, and hemodynamic aspects of this extremely rare anomaly. We also present findings of two patients in whom connection of all the systemic veins was anomalous. In the first patient, with usual atrial arrangement, all systemic veins, including the coronary sinus, were connected anomalously to the morphologically left atrium. Limited left-to-right shunt across an atrial septal defect provided the only source of blood flow to the lungs...
September 2017: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882651/in-cystic-fibrosis-lung-clearance-index-is-sensitive-to-detecting-abnormalities-appearing-at-exercise-in-children-with-normal-spirometry
#19
Riyadh Chelabi, Thibaud Soumagne, Alicia Guillien, Marc Puyraveau, Bruno Degano
Symptom-limited incremental cardiopulmonary exercise test was performed in school-age children with clinically stable cystic fibrosis (CF), all with normal spirometry. Physiological parameters were compared between patients with normal lung clearance index (LCI; n=6) and patients with elevated LCI (n=6). Dyspnoea ratings during exercise were similar in both groups. Although no patient had significant dynamic hyperinflation, end-expiratory lung volumes were higher throughout exercise in patients with elevated LCI...
September 4, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870355/mechanical-ventilation-state-of-the-art
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REVIEW
Tài Pham, Laurent J Brochard, Arthur S Slutsky
Mechanical ventilation is the most used short-term life support technique worldwide and is applied daily for a diverse spectrum of indications, from scheduled surgical procedures to acute organ failure. This state-of-the-art review provides an update on the basic physiology of respiratory mechanics, the working principles, and the main ventilatory settings, as well as the potential complications of mechanical ventilation. Specific ventilatory approaches in particular situations such as acute respiratory distress syndrome and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are detailed along with protective ventilation in patients with normal lungs...
September 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
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