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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918442/the-role-of-periostin-in-lung-fibrosis-and-airway-remodeling
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REVIEW
David N O'Dwyer, Bethany B Moore
Periostin is a protein that plays a key role in development and repair within the biological matrix of the lung. As a matricellular protein that does not contribute to extracellular matrix structure, periostin interacts with other extracellular matrix proteins to regulate the composition of the matrix in the lung and other organs. In this review, we discuss the studies exploring the role of periostin to date in chronic respiratory diseases, namely asthma and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Asthma is a major health problem globally affecting millions of people worldwide with significant associated morbidity and mortality...
September 16, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916766/stimulatory-secretions-of-airway-epithelial-cells-accelerate-early-repair-of-tracheal-epithelium
#2
Egi Kardia, Rafeezul Mohamed, Badrul Hisham Yahaya
Airway stem/progenitor epithelial cells (AECs) are notable for their differentiation capacities in response to lung injury. Our previous finding highlighted the regenerative capacity of AECs following transplantation in repairing tracheal injury and reducing the severity of alveolar damage associated acute lung injury in a rabbit model. The goal of this study is to further investigate the potential of AECs to re-populate the tracheal epithelium and to study their stimulatory effect on inhibiting pro-inflammatory cytokines, epithelial cell migration and proliferation, and epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) process following tracheal injury...
September 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912466/using-a-novel-microfabricated-model-of-the-alveolar-capillary-barrier-to-investigate-the-effect-of-matrix-structure-on-atelectrauma
#3
N Higuita-Castro, M T Nelson, V Shukla, P A Agudelo-Garcia, W Zhang, S M Duarte-Sanmiguel, J A Englert, J J Lannutti, D J Hansford, S N Ghadiali
The alveolar-capillary barrier is composed of epithelial and endothelial cells interacting across a fibrous extracelluar matrix (ECM). Although remodeling of the ECM occurs during several lung disorders, it is not known how fiber structure and mechanics influences cell injury during cyclic airway reopening as occurs during mechanical ventilation (atelectrauma). We have developed a novel in vitro platform that mimics the micro/nano-scale architecture of the alveolar microenvironment and have used this system to investigate how ECM microstructural properties influence epithelial cell injury during airway reopening...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911970/mesenchymal-stem-cells-alleviate-oxidative-stress-induced-mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-the-airways
#4
Xiang Li, Charalambos Michaeloudes, Yuelin Zhang, Coen H Wiegman, Ian M Adcock, Qizhou Lian, Judith C W Mak, Pankaj K Bhavsar, Kian Fan Chung
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress-induced mitochondrial dysfunction may contribute to inflammation and remodeling in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) protect against lung damage in animal models of COPD. It is unknown whether these effects occur through attenuating mitochondrial dysfunction in airway cells. OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of induced-pluripotent stem cell-derived MSCs (iPSC-MSCs) on oxidative stress-induce mitochondrial dysfunction in human airway smooth muscle cells (ASMCs) in vitro and in mouse lungs in vivo...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901394/overexpression-of-atp5b-promotes-cell-proliferation-in-asthma
#5
Jianhong Zuo, Mingsheng Lei, Meilin Wen, Yikun Chen, Zhigang Liu
Asthma is a complicated systemic disease of the airways, which is characterized by variable symptoms, including bronchial hyper‑responsive-ness, inflammation and airflow obstruction. The prevalence of asthma has increased 2‑3‑fold over recent decades in developed countries; however, the molecular mechanism of asthma remains unclear. In the current study, the expression of recombinant protein Dermatophagoides farinaeI (Derf I) was induced by isopropyl β‑D‑1‑thiogalactoside (IPTG) and purified using Ni‑NTA...
August 31, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890402/lung-responses-in-murine-models-of-experimental-asthma-value-of-house-dust-mite-over-ovalbumin-sensitization
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Camille Doras, Ferenc Petak, Sam Bayat, Aurélie Baudat, Christophe Von Garnier, Philippe Eigenmann, Walid Habre
Ovalbumin (OVA) sensitization has limitations in modelling asthma. Thus, we examined the value of allergic sensitization using a purified natural allergen, house dust mite (HDM), over the sensitization performed with OVA. Mice were sham-treated, or sensitized with OVA- or HDM with identical chronology. Airway resistance, tissue damping and elastance were assessed under control conditions and after challenging the animals with methacholine (MCh) and the specific allergen. Inflammatory profile of the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid was characterized and lung histology was performed...
September 8, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890197/revisiting-asthma-therapeutics-focus-on-wnt-signal-transduction
#7
REVIEW
Tim Koopmans, Reinoud Gosens
Asthma is a complex disease of the airways that develops as a consequence of both genetic and environmental factors. This interaction has highlighted genes important in early life, particularly those that control lung development, such as the Wingless/Integrase-1 (WNT) signalling pathway. Although aberrant WNT signalling is involved with an array of human conditions, it has received little attention within the context of asthma. Yet it is highly relevant, driving events involved with inflammation, airway remodelling, and airway hyper-responsiveness (AHR)...
September 7, 2017: Drug Discovery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886691/impaired-response-of-the-bronchial-epithelium-to-inflammation-characterizes-severe-equine-asthma
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Laurence Tessier, Olivier Côté, Mary Ellen Clark, Laurent Viel, Andrés Diaz-Méndez, Simon Anders, Dorothee Bienzle
BACKGROUND: Severe equine asthma is a naturally occurring lung inflammatory disease of mature animals characterized by neutrophilic inflammation, bronchoconstriction, mucus hypersecretion and airway remodeling. Exacerbations are triggered by inhalation of dust and microbial components. Affected animals eventually are unable of aerobic performance. In this study transcriptomic differences between asthmatic and non-asthmatic animals in the response of the bronchial epithelium to an inhaled challenge were determined...
September 8, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877531/towards-individualized-tracheobronchial-stents-technical-practical-and-legal-considerations
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Lutz Freitag, Martin Gördes, Paul Zarogoulidis, Kaid Darwiche, Daniel Franzen, Faustina Funke, Wolfgang Hohenforst-Schmidt, Hervé Dutau
Stent placement has been established as a standard procedure for treating airway obstructions. Other indications are localized malacias and fistulas. Though many different stents with various diameters and lengths are available, the shapes are hardly ever ideal because of the distorted anatomy in patients with diseased airways. There are technical and legal limitations for customizing purchased airway stents. Individually tailored stents would be preferable. New techniques of additive manufacturing such as 3D printing make it possible to produce optimized stents for a particular patient...
September 7, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867222/inter-airway-structural-heterogeneity-interacts-with-dynamic-heterogeneity-to-determine-lung-function-and-flow-patterns-in-both-asthmatic-and-control-simulated-lungs
#10
G M Donovan
Asthma is a disease involving both airway remodelling (e.g. thickening of the airway wall) and acute, reversible airway narrowing driven by airway smooth muscle contraction. Both of these processes are known to be heterogeneous, and in this study we consider a new theoretical model which considers the interactions of both mechanisms: structural heterogeneity (variation in airway remodelling) and dynamic heterogeneity (emergent variation in airway narrowing and flow). By integrating both types of inter-airway heterogeneity in a full human lung geometry, we are able to draw several insights regarding the mechanisms underlying observed ventilation heterogeneity...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866134/wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-links-embryonic-lung-development-and-asthmatic-airway-remodeling
#11
REVIEW
Musaddique Hussain, Chengyun Xu, Meiping Lu, Xiling Wu, Lanfang Tang, Ximei Wu
Embryonic lung development requires reciprocal endodermal-mesodermal interactions; mediated by various signaling proteins. Wnt/β-catenin is a signaling protein that exhibits the pivotal role in lung development, injury and repair while aberrant expression of Wnt/β-catenin signaling leads to asthmatic airway remodeling: characterized by hyperplasia and hypertrophy of airway smooth muscle cells, alveolar and vascular damage goblet cells metaplasia, and deposition of extracellular matrix; resulting in decreased lung compliance and increased airway resistance...
August 30, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863189/opposing-effects-of-in-vitro-differentiated-macrophages-sub-type-on-epithelial-wound-healing
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Julia A Gindele, Samuel Mang, Nicolas Pairet, Ingrid Christ, Florian Gantner, Jürgen Schymeinsky, David J Lamb
Inappropriate repair responses to pulmonary epithelial injury have been linked to perturbation of epithelial barrier function and airway remodelling in a number of respiratory diseases, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. We developed an in vitro mechanical scratch injury model in air-liquid interface differentiated primary human small airway epithelial cells that recapitulates many of the characteristics observed during epithelial wound injury in both human tissue and small animal models...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862768/airway-remodelling-and-inflammation-in-asthma-are-dependent-on-the-extracellular-matrix-protein-fibulin-1c
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Gang Liu, Marion A Cooley, Prema M Nair, Chantal Donovan, Alan C Hsu, Andrew G Jarnicki, Tatt Jhong Haw, Nicole G Hansbro, Qi Ge, Alexandra C Brown, Hock Tay, Paul S Foster, Peter A Wark, Jay C Horvat, Jane E Bourke, Chris L Grainge, W Scott Argraves, Brian G Oliver, Darryl A Knight, Janette K Burgess, Philip M Hansbro
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways. It is characterised by allergic airway inflammation, remodelling and hyperresponsiveness (AHR). Asthma patients, in particular those with chronic or severe asthma, have airway remodelling that is associated with the accumulation of extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins, such as collagens. Fibulin-1 (Fbln1) is an important ECM protein that stabilises collagen and other ECM proteins. Fbln1c, one of the four Fbln1 variants, which predominates in both humans and mice, is increased in the serum and airways fluids in asthma but its function is unclear...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862414/asthma-copd-overlap-syndrome-recent-advances-in-diagnostic-criteria-and-prognostic-significance
#14
Claudio Sorino, Nicola Scichilone, Maria D'Amato, Vincenzo Patella, Fabiano DI Marco
The term asthma-chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) overlap syndrome (ACOS) has been proposed for individuals with features of both asthma and COPD. Several attempts have been done to define ACOS on the basis of medical history, symptoms, and functional findings. The main diagnostic criteria include airflow obstruction with a strong although incomplete reversibility to bronchodilation tests, a significant exposure to cigarette or biomass smoke, and a history of atopy or asthma. Additional diagnostic elements include eosinophilic airway and systemic inflammation, a good response to corticosteroid treatment, and a high concentration of exhaled nitric oxide...
June 2017: Minerva Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860944/chronic-asthma-and-mesenchymal-stem-cells-hyaluronan-and-airway-remodeling
#15
Benjamin D Goldstein, Mark E Lauer, Arnold I Caplan, Tracey L Bonfield
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have demonstrated that ovalbumin sensitization promotes chronic asthma phenotype in murine asthma model. Human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) are multipotent cells in vitro that have been shown to decrease inflammation and can reverse airway remodeling when infused into an in vivo chronic asthma model. However, the mechanism by which hMSCs reverse remodeling is still unclear. In this study, we hypothesized that hMSCs influence remodeling by decreasing extracellular matrix (ECM) deposition, more specifically by decreasing collagen I, collagen III, and hyaluronan synthesis...
2017: Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860527/relationship-between-fraction-of-exhaled-nitric-oxide-and-airway-morphology-assessed-by-three-dimensional-ct-analysis-in-asthma
#16
Koji Nishimoto, Masato Karayama, Naoki Inui, Kazutaka Mori, Masato Kono, Hironao Hozumi, Yuzo Suzuki, Kazuki Furuhashi, Noriyuki Enomoto, Tomoyuki Fujisawa, Yutaro Nakamura, Hiroshi Watanabe, Takafumi Suda
Fraction of exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) provides information about chronic inflammation in asthma. However, its relationship with structural changes in the airways is unknown. We aimed to evaluate the correlation between computer-based airway changes and FeNO in patients with asthma. The wall area (WA) and airway inner luminal area (Ai) of the third- to sixth-generation bronchi were measured using three-dimensional computed tomography in asthmatic patients. Each value was corrected by body surface area (BSA)...
August 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845090/the-correlation-between-fstl1-expression-and-airway-remodeling-in-asthmatics
#17
Yahui Liu, Tian Liu, Jinxiang Wu, Tao Li, Xingai Jiao, Haiqing Zhang, Jiping Zhao, Junfei Wang, Lin Liu, Liuzhao Cao, Shuo Li, Jiawei Xu, Jianfeng Xu, Xiaohui Ma, Lei Yang, Liang Dong
BACKGROUND: Asthma is characterized by airway remodeling. Follistatin-like protein 1 (FSTL1) is an extracellular glycoprotein. Recent studies suggest that FSTL1 may participate in the pathogenesis of asthma. OBJECTIVES: To analyze the association between FSTL1 and some parameters and inspect the role of FSTL1 in asthma. METHODS: We examined FSTL1 levels in 32 asthmatics and 25 controls. All subjects enrolled had routine blood tests, spirometry, and impulse oscillometry performed...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842514/impaired-innate-immune-gene-profiling-in-airway-smooth-muscle-cells-from-chronic-cough-patients
#18
Christos Rossios, Stelios Pavlidis, David Gibeon, Sharon Mumby, Andrew Durham, Oluwaseun Ojo, Daniel Horowitz, Matt Loza, Fred Baribaud, Navin Rao, Kian Fan Chung, Ian M Adcock
Chronic cough is associated with airway inflammation and remodelling. Abnormal airway smooth muscle cell (ASMC) function may underlie mechanisms of chronic cough.  Our objective was to examine the transcriptome and focused secretome of ASMCs from chronic cough patients and healthy non-cough volunteers.  ASMC gene expression profiling was performed at baseline and/or after stimulation with polyinosinic:polycytidylic acid (poly(I:C)) to mimic viral infection.  Supernatants were collected for multiplex analysis...
August 25, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840844/increased-serum-il-17a-and-th2-cytokine-levels-in-patients-with-severe-uncontrolled-asthma
#19
Takehiro Hasegawa, Hitoshi Uga, Akio Mori, Hirokazu Kurata
Asthma is a syndrome of chronic bronchial inflammation and airway remodelling. Initially, asthma has been categorized into atopic and nonatopic types, based on antigen-specific IgE levels. Moreover, recently, asthma has been classified into different endotypes based on its pathophysiology, leading to the selection of the most optimal and effective therapies. Although T helper cell type 2 (Th2) cytokines were proven to play critical roles in atopic asthma, IL-17A has been reported to be involved in severe refractory asthma...
March 1, 2017: European Cytokine Network
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840018/the-role-of-bone-marrow-derived-endothelial-progenitor-cells-and-angiogenic-responses-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#20
REVIEW
Brittany Salter, Roma Sehmi
Increased vascularity of the bronchial sub-mucosa is a cardinal feature of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is associated with disease severity. Capillary engorgement, leakage, and vasodilatation can directly increase airway wall thickness resulting in airway luminal narrowing and facilitate inflammatory cell trafficking, thereby contributing to irreversible airflow obstruction, a characteristic of COPD. Airway wall neovascularisation, seen as increases in both the size and number of bronchial blood vessels is a prominent feature of COPD that correlates with reticular basement membrane thickening and airway obstruction...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
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