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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
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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/28690548/optimization-of-variable-ventilation-for-physiology-immune-response-and-surfactant-enhancement-in-preterm-lambs
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Erzsébet Bartolák-Suki, Peter B Noble, Samer Bou Jawde, Jane J Pillow, Béla Suki
Preterm infants often require mechanical ventilation due to lung immaturity including reduced or abnormal surfactant. Since cyclic stretch with cycle-by-cycle variability is known to augment surfactant release by epithelial cells, we hypothesized that such in vivo mechanotransduction improves surfactant maturation and hence lung physiology in preterm subjects. We thus tested whether breath-by-breath variability in tidal volume (VT) in variable ventilation (VV) can be tuned for optimal performance in a preterm lamb model...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670316/the-role-of-transient-receptor-potential-channel-6-channels-in-the-pulmonary-vasculature
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Monika Malczyk, Alexandra Erb, Christine Veith, Hossein Ardeschir Ghofrani, Ralph T Schermuly, Thomas Gudermann, Alexander Dietrich, Norbert Weissmann, Akylbek Sydykov
Canonical or classical transient receptor potential channel 6 (TRPC6) is a Ca(2+)-permeable non-selective cation channel that is widely expressed in the heart, lung, and vascular tissues. The use of TRPC6-deficient ("knockout") mice has provided important insights into the role of TRPC6 in normal physiology and disease states of the pulmonary vasculature. Evidence indicates that TRPC6 is a key regulator of acute hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction. Moreover, several studies implicated TRPC6 in the pathogenesis of pulmonary hypertension...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662821/the-role-of-matrix-metalloproteinases-in-development-repair-and-destruction-of-the-lungs
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Amanda Y Hendrix, Farrah Kheradmand
Normal gas exchange after birth requires functional lung alveolar units that are lined with epithelial cells, parts of which are intricately fused with microvascular capillaries. A significant phase of alveolar lung development occurs in the perinatal period, continues throughout early stages in life, and requires activation of matrix-remodeling enzymes. Failure to achieve an optimum number of alveoli during lung maturation can cause several untoward medical consequences including disabling obstructive and/or restrictive lung diseases that limit physiological endurance and increase mortality...
2017: Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658842/a-case-series-of-young-patients-with-completely-reversed-severe-pulmonary-hypertension
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Aniketh Vijay Balegadde, Vikrant Vijan, Rajesh Thachathodiyl
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) is a progressive symptomatic disorder, which may ultimately lead to death if left untreated. Although majority of PAH cases are idiopathic, pulmonary hypertension resulting due to certain underlying conditions are also observed frequently. In such cases, it becomes essential to identify any potentially treatable or reversible causes for PAH. There have been significant advances in the medical management of PAH and various medicines have been approved by US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for various stages of PAH...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646647/successful-maintenance-of-key-physiological-parameters-in-preterm-lambs-treated-with-ex%C3%A2-vivo-uterine-environment-therapy-for-a-period-of-1-week
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Haruo Usuda, Shimpei Watanabe, Yuichiro Miura, Masatoshi Saito, Gabrielle C Musk, Judith Rittenschober-Böhm, Hideyuki Ikeda, Shinichi Sato, Takushi Hanita, Tadashi Matsuda, Alan H Jobe, John P Newnham, Sarah J Stock, Matthew W Kemp
BACKGROUND: Extremely preterm infants born at the border of viability (22-24 weeks' gestation) have high rates of death and lasting disability. Ex vivo uterine environment therapy is an experimental neonatal intensive care strategy that provides gas exchange using parallel membranous oxygenators connected to the umbilical vessels, sparing the extremely preterm cardiopulmonary system from ventilation-derived injury. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we aimed to refine our ex vivo uterine environment therapy platform to eliminate fetal infection and inflammation, while simultaneously extending the duration of hemodynamically stable ex vivo uterine environment therapy to 1 week...
June 20, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646221/aberrant-activation-of-the-human-sex-determining-gene-in-early-embryonic-development-results-in-postnatal-growth-retardation-and-lethality-in-mice
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Tatsuo Kido, Zhaoyu Sun, Yun-Fai Chris Lau
Sexual dimorphisms are prevalent in development, physiology and diseases in humans. Currently, the contributions of the genes on the male-specific region of the Y chromosome (MSY) in these processes are uncertain. Using a transgene activation system, the human sex-determining gene hSRY is activated in the single-cell embryos of the mouse. Pups with hSRY activated (hSRY(ON)) are born of similar sizes as those of non-activated controls. However, they retard significantly in postnatal growth and development and all die of multi-organ failure before two weeks of age...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634955/human-lung-small-airway-on-a-chip-protocol
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Kambez H Benam, Marc Mazur, Youngjae Choe, Thomas C Ferrante, Richard Novak, Donald E Ingber
Organs-on-chips are microfluidic cell culture devices created using microchip manufacturing techniques that contain hollow microchannels lined by living cells, which recreate specialized tissue-tissue interfaces, physical microenvironments, and vascular perfusion necessary to recapitulate organ-level physiology in vitro. Here we describe a protocol for fabrication, culture, and operation of a human lung "small airway-on-a-chip," which contains a differentiated, mucociliary bronchiolar epithelium exposed to air and an underlying microvascular endothelium that experiences fluid flow...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631513/the-effect-of-labour-pain-in-caesarean-delivery-on-neonatal-and-maternal-outcomes-in-a-term-low-risk-obstetric-population
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Meryem Kurek Eken, Gülçin Şahin Ersoy, Sinem Çetinkaya, Çetin Çam, Ateş Karateke
Planned caesarean delivery (CD) frequency is increasing in many countries, and elective CD accounts for 50% of preventable causes of neonatal respiratory morbidity. The clearing of fluid in the lungs is important for the establishment of normal gas exchange with inspired air. A defect in this clearance can result in respiratory problems in neonate, but on the other hand patients waiting for the onset of spontaneous labour pain, the increase in emergency CD, together with severe mortality and morbidity are causes of concern and cause anxiety and distrust of obstetricians...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624991/a-new-global-and-comprehensive-model-for-icu-ventilator-performances-evaluation
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Nicolas S Marjanovic, Agathe De Simone, Guillaume Jegou, Erwan L'Her
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to provide a new global and comprehensive evaluation of recent ICU ventilators taking into account both technical performances and ergonomics. METHODS: Six recent ICU ventilators were evaluated. Technical performances were assessed under two FIO2 levels (100%, 50%), three respiratory mechanics combinations (Normal: compliance [C] = 70 mL cmH2O(-1)/resistance [R] = 5 cmH2O L(-1) s(-1); Restrictive: C = 30/R = 10; Obstructive: C = 120/R = 20), four exponential levels of leaks (from 0 to 12...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620643/activin-biology-after-lung-transplantation
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Glen P Westall, Gregory I Snell, Monika Loskot, Bronwyn Levvey, Robyn O'Hehir, Mark P Hedger, David M de Kretser
BACKGROUND: Activins A and B, members of the TGF-β superfamily, are produced as part of the physiological response to tissue damage and the resulting proinflammatory response. Given that lung allograft reperfusion results in an inflammatory response, it is likely that the activins and their binding protein follistatin will form part of the regulatory response. There is a need to document the response of these proteins to allograft reperfusion to determine if there is a role for the use of follistatin to control the biological actions of the activins because some of these are potentially damaging...
June 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617947/poly-r-c-binding-protein-1-mediated-regulation-of-microrna-expression-underlies-post-sevoflurane-amelioration-of-acute-lung-injury-in-rats
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Xiaohong Zhao, Xiaoxia Wang, Fei Wang, Changjie Gao, Jian Wang
BACKGROUND: Acute lung injury (ALI) presents a pervasive health burden due to the high morbidity and mortality associated with it. Volatile anesthetics like sevoflurane has been previously shown to have organ-protective effect, both in the context of normal physiological function in liver, and during LPS-induced ALI. Sevoflurane was shown to exert lung protective effect during LPS-induced ALI by modulating expression level of microRNAs (miRNAs), specifically miR-155. The objective of the current study was to define the underlying mechanism by which sevoflurane alters miRNA expression levels...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613924/spirometry-reference-equations-from-the-hispanic-community-health-study-study-of-latinos-hchs-sol
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Lisa LaVange, Sonia M Davis, John Hankinson, Paul Enright, Rebbecca Wilson, R Graham Barr, Thomas K Aldrich, Ravi Kalhan, Hector Lemus, Ai Ni, Lewis J Smith, Gregory A Talavera
RATIONALE: Accurate reference values for spirometry are important, as the results are used for diagnosing common chronic lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, estimating physiological impairment, and predicting all-cause mortality. Reference equations have been established for Mexican Americans but not for other Hispanic/Latino backgrounds. OBJECTIVES: To develop spirometry reference equations for adult Hispanic/Latino background groups in the United States...
June 14, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587258/combination-of-near-infrared-light-activated-photodynamic-therapy-mediated-by-indocyanine-green-with-etoposide-to-treat-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Ting Luo, Qinrong Zhang, Qing-Bin Lu
Indocyanine green (ICG) has been reported as a potential near-infrared (NIR) photosensitizer for photodynamic therapy (PDT) of cancer. However the application of ICG-mediated PDT is both intrinsically and physiologically limited. Here we report a combination of ICG-PDT with a chemotherapy drug etoposide (VP-16), aiming to enhance the anticancer efficacy, to circumvent limitations of PDT using ICG, and to reduce side effects of VP-16. We found in controlled in vitro cell-based assays that this combination is effective in killing non-small-cell lung cancer cells (NSCLC, A549 cell line)...
June 5, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583088/uncovering-the-transcriptomic-and-epigenomic-landscape-of-nicotinic-receptor-genes-in-non-neuronal-tissues
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Bo Zhang, Pamela Madden, Junchen Gu, Xiaoyun Xing, Savita Sankar, Jennifer Flynn, Kristen Kroll, Ting Wang
BACKGROUND: Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) play an important role in cellular physiology and human nicotine dependence, and are closely associated with many human diseases including cancer. For example, previous studies suggest that nAChRs can re-wire gene regulatory networks in lung cancer cell lines. However, the tissue specificity of nAChRs genes and their regulation remain unexplored. RESULT: In this study, we integrated data from multiple large genomic consortiums, including ENCODE, Roadmap Epigenomics, GTEx, and FANTOM, to define the transcriptomic and epigenomic landscape of all nicotinic receptor genes across many different human tissues and cell types...
June 5, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580303/the-role-of-bromodomain-testis-specific-factor-brdt-in-cancer-a-biomarker-and-a-possible-therapeutic-target
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REVIEW
Ekaterina Bourova-Flin, Florent Chuffart, Sophie Rousseaux, Saadi Khochbin
Cancer cells have recently been shown to activate hundreds of normally silent tissue-restricted genes, including a specific subset associated with cancer progression and poor prognosis. Within these genes, a class of testis-specific genes designed as cancer/testis, attracted special attention because of their oncogenic roles as well as their potential use in immunotherapy. Here we focus on one of these genes encoding the testis-specific member of the bromodomain and extra-terminal (BET) family, known as BRDT...
2017: Cell Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570536/isolation-of-intermediate-filament-proteins-from-multiple-mouse-tissues-to-study-aging-associated-post-translational-modifications
#17
Rachel A Battaglia, Parijat Kabiraj, Helen H Willcockson, Melinda Lian, Natasha T Snider
Intermediate filaments (IFs), together with actin filaments and microtubules, form the cytoskeleton - a critical structural element of every cell. Normal functioning IFs provide cells with mechanical and stress resilience, while a dysfunctional IF cytoskeleton compromises cellular health and has been associated with many human diseases. Post-translational modifications (PTMs) critically regulate IF dynamics in response to physiological changes and under stress conditions. Therefore, the ability to monitor changes in the PTM signature of IFs can contribute to a better functional understanding, and ultimately conditioning, of the IF system as a stress responder during cellular injury...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544158/molecular-and-physiological-manifestations-and-measurement-of-aging-in-humans
#18
REVIEW
Sadiya S Khan, Benjamin D Singer, Douglas E Vaughan
Biological aging is associated with a reduction in the reparative and regenerative potential in tissues and organs. This reduction manifests as a decreased physiological reserve in response to stress (termed homeostenosis) and a time-dependent failure of complex molecular mechanisms that cumulatively create disorder. Aging inevitably occurs with time in all organisms and emerges on a molecular, cellular, organ, and organismal level with genetic, epigenetic, and environmental modulators. Individuals with the same chronological age exhibit differential trajectories of age-related decline, and it follows that we should assess biological age distinctly from chronological age...
August 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532223/preliminary-study-on-fabrication-characterization-and-synergistic-anti-lung-cancer-effects-of-self-assembled-micelles-of-covalently-conjugated-celastrol-polyethylene-glycol-ginsenoside-rh2
#19
Peng Li, XiaoYue Zhou, Ding Qu, Mengfei Guo, Chenyi Fan, Tong Zhou, Yang Ling
The aim of this study was to develop an amphipathic polyethylene glycol (PEG) derivative that was bi-terminally modified with celastrol and ginsenoside Rh2 (Celastrol-PEG-G Rh2). Such derivative was capable of forming novel, celastrol-loaded polymeric micelles (CG-M) for endo/lysosomal delivery and thereby synergistic treatment of lung cancer. Celastrol-PEG-G Rh2 with a yield of 55.6% was first synthesized and characterized. Its critical micellar concentration was 1 × 10(-5 )M, determined by pyrene entrapment method...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526615/lung-inflammation-after-bleomycin-treatment-in-mice-selection-of-an-accurate-normalization-strategy-for-gene-expression-analysis-in-an-ex-vivo-and-in-vitro-model
#20
Veronica Della Latta, Manuela Cabiati, Silvia Burchielli, Giada Frenzilli, Margherita Bernardeschi, Antonella Cecchettini, Federica Viglione, Maria-Aurora Morales, Silvia Del Ry
Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) is the most common and aggressive interstitial lung disease, characterized by a patchy development of fibrosis leading to progressive destruction of the normal lung architecture which is preceded by an inflammatory process. Gene expression studies are important to understand the development of PF but the accuracy and reproducibility of Real-Time PCR depend on appropriate normalization strategies. This study aimed to analyze the expression variability of eight commonly used reference genes during the initial inflammatory phase of bleomycin-induced PF in a mouse model and to verify whether the selected reference genes could be applied to an in-vitro model of BLM-treated primary murine lung fibroblasts...
July 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
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