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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101940/chronic-nasal-exposure-to-nanoparticulate-tio2-causes-pulmonary-tumorigenesis-in-male-mice
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Fashui Hong, Li Ji, Yingjun Zhou, Ling Wang
Chronic inhalation bioassays in rodents are used to assess pulmonary carcinogenicity for purposes of hazard identification and potentially for risk characterization. Numerous studies have been confirmed that exposure to titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2 NPs) may result in chronic pulmonary inflammation in both mice and rats. However, very few studies have focused on the pulmonary tumorigenesis. In this study, to examine whether chronic TiO2 NP exposure induce tumorigenesis in the lung, forty mice (each group) were nasally exposed to 1...
January 19, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100361/-the-relationship-between-nutritional-status-and-oxidative-stress-markers-pulmonary-function-in-patients-with-stable-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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X L Jiang, P Zhong, C L Huang, F He, X M Fan, X R Chen
Objective: To investigate the association between the nutritional status of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and the levels of serum oxidative stress markers protein carbonyls (PC), malondialdehyde (MDA), 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG), total antioxidant capacity (TAC) and pulmonary function. Methods: 200 patients with stable COPD (the COPD group) and 100 healthy individuals (the control group) who visited during June 2014 and August 2014 were enrolled in our study. The levels of PC, MDA, 8-OHdG and TAC in serum were detected...
January 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100228/association-of-stem-cell-factor-gene-expression-with-severity-and-atopic-state-in-patients-with-bronchial-asthma
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Safaa I Tayel, Sally M El-Hefnway, Eman M Abd El Gayed, Gehan A Abdelaal
BACKGROUND: Bronchial asthma is a chronic inflammatory and remodeling disorder of the airways, in which many cells, cellular elements, and cytokines play important roles. Stem cell factor (SCF) may contribute to the inflammatory changes occurring in asthma. We aimed to show the expression of SCF gene in patients with asthma as a means of diagnosis and its association with severity and atopic state in these patients. METHODS: This study was carried out on 80 subjects, 50 asthmatic patients and 30 age and gender matched healthy control persons...
January 18, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095470/endogenous-semaphorin-7a-impedes-human-lung-fibroblast-differentiation
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Stephane Esnault, Elizabeth E Torr, Ksenija Bernau, Mats W Johansson, Elizabeth A Kelly, Nathan Sandbo, Nizar N Jarjour
Semaphorin-7A is a glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored protein, initially characterized as an axon guidance protein. Semaphorin-7A also contributes to immune cell regulation and may be an essential pro-fibrotic factor when expressed by non-fibroblast cell types (exogenous). In mouse models, semaphorin-7A was shown to be important for TGF-ß1-induced pulmonary fibrosis characterized by myofibroblast accumulation and extracellular matrix deposition, but the cell-specific role of semaphorin-7A was not examined in fibroblasts...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057902/are-pulmonary-haemostasis-and-fibrinolysis-out-of-balance-in-equine-chronic-pneumopathies
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Ann Kristin Barton, Caroline Wirth, Angelika Bondzio, Ralf Einspanier, Heidrun Gehlen
Results of clinical examination, bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) cytology, acute phase proteins and markers of pulmonary haemostasisand fibrinolysis (fibrinogen, serum amyloid A, D-dimers) were compared between controls and horses affected by respiratory disease. Using a clinical scoring system, 58 horses were classified as free of respiratory disease (controls, n=15), recurrent airway obstruction (RAO, n=18), inflammatory airway disease (IAD, n=14) or chronic interstitial pneumopathy (CIP, n=11). No significant differences were found in fibrinogen concentration, but descriptive data analysis showed a trend towards lower values for controls (median 0...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049209/diagnostic-value-of-serum-baseline-tryptase-levels-in-childhood-asthma-and-its-correlation-with-disease-severity
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Siju Gao, Jingang Fan, Zhaoan Wang
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to explore whether serum baseline tryptase (sBT) levels might be a useful marker not only for the accurate diagnosis of childhood asthma, but also for the prediction of disease severity. METHODS: A total of 114 asthmatic children were enrolled in this study, 36 of whom had mild intermittent asthma, 38 had mild persistent asthma, and 40 had moderate to severe persistent asthma. Additionally, 34 age-matched healthy children were enrolled as controls...
2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043522/changes-in-nitric-oxide-synthase-and-nitrite-and-nitrate-serum-levels-in-patients-with-or-without-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-undergoing-the-intensive-phase-of-antituberculosis-therapy
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Dmytro O Butov, Mykhailo Kuzhko, Tatyana Butova, Ganna Stepanenko
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of published data on the effect of tuberculosis (TB) chemotherapy on nitric oxide (NO) synthesis and metabolism in newly diagnosed and relapsed patients with or without multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB). METHODS: The pattern of NO response in 140 patients with pulmonary TB, including 74 with MDR-TB (1st group) and 66 without MDR-TB (2nd group) has been studied and compared with the NO status of 30 healthy donors (3rd group)...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031437/antibody-levels-against-glycopeptidolipid-core-as-a-marker-for-monitoring-treatment-response-in-mycobacterium-avium-complex-pulmonary-disease-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Seigo Kitada, Ryoji Maekura, Kenji Yoshimura, Keisuke Miki, Mari Miki, Yohei Oshitani, Kohei Nishida, Nobuhiko Sawa, Masahide Mori, Kazuo Kobayashi
The diagnosis of Mycobacterium avium complex pulmonary disease (MAC-PD) is sometimes complicated and time-consuming. A serodiagnostic kit that measures the serum levels of IgA antibodies against the glycopeptidolipid (GPL) core is commercially available and has good diagnostic accuracy for MAC-PD. However, the significance of measurement of GPL core IgA antibody levels in monitoring for chemotherapy response in patients with MAC-PD was not well investigated.Thirty-four treatment naïve MAC-PD patients who were started on multidrug chemotherapy were enrolled...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990285/non-small-cell-lung-cancer-is-characterised-by-a-distinct-inflammatory-signature-in-serum-compared-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Hanne Astrid Eide, Ann Rita Halvorsen, Vandana Sandhu, Anne Fåne, Janna Berg, Vilde Drageset Haakensen, Elin H Kure, Odd Terje Brustugun, Cecilie Essholt Kiserud, Jon Amund Kyte, Åslaug Helland
Development of lung cancer is closely related to smoking in a majority of patients. Most smokers, however, do not develop lung cancer in spite of a high mutational load accumulating in the lung tissue. Here we investigate whether a cancer-specific footprint can be revealed by investigating circulating inflammatory markers in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) compared with patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), both cohorts characterised by similar smoking history. Serum concentrations of 57 cytokines and matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) from 43 patients with advanced NSCLC were evaluated by multiplex immunoassays and compared with serum samples from 35 patients with COPD...
November 2016: Clinical & Translational Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955970/the-diagnostic-value-of-serum-pentraxin-3-levels-in-pulmonary-contusion
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Ozgur Tatli, Nur Banu Keha Kurt, Yunus Karaca, Aynur Sahin, Ali Aygün, Elif Sahin, Burak Katipoglu, Umut Eryigit, Suha Turkmen
PURPOSE: To investigate the difference in pentraxin 3 (PTX 3) levels between patients with pulmonary contusion and healthy volunteers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was conducted with a group of 20 trauma patients diagnosed with pulmonary contusion and 30 healthy individuals enrolled as a control group in a tertiary university hospital. RESULTS: Median PTX 3 levels were 7.05 (3.29-13.1), ng/ml in the contusion group and 1.03 (0.7-1.58) ng/ml in the control group...
November 11, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939824/pulmonary-platelet-accumulation-induced-by-catecholamines-its-involvement-in-lipopolysaccharide-induced-anaphylaxis-like-shock
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Zhiqian Yu, Hiroko Saito, Hirotada Otsuka, Yosuke Shikama, Hiromi Funayama, Mai Sakai, Shigeo Murai, Masanori Nakamura, Takashi Yokochi, Haruhiko Takada, Shunji Sugawara, Yasuo Endo
Intravenously injected lipopolysaccharides (LPS) rapidly induce pulmonary platelet accumulation (PPA) and anaphylaxis-like shock (ALS) in mice. Macrophages reportedly release catecholamines rapidly upon stimulation with LPS. Here, we examined the involvement of macrophage-derived catecholamines in LPS-induced PPA and ALS. A catecholamine or Klebsiella O3 (KO3) LPS was intravenously injected into mice, with 5-hydroxytryptamine in the lung being measured as a platelet marker. The tested catecholamines induced PPA, leading to shock...
February 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939488/first-and-second-trimester-immune-biomarkers-in-preeclamptic-and-normotensive-women
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Brandie D Taylor, Roberta B Ness, Mark A Klebanoff, Roger Zoh, Debra Bass, David M Hougaard, Kristin Skogstrand, Catherine L Haggerty
INTRODUCTION: Circulating immune markers may be associated with preeclampsia but further investigations in early pregnancy and among preeclampsia subtypes are warranted. We examined immune markers in 208 preeclamptic women and 411 normotensive controls. METHODS: Our study was nested within the Collaborative Perinatal Project. A total of 242 women had first trimester serum samples and 392 had second trimester serum samples. Preeclampsia was defined as hypertension >20weeks of gestation with proteinuria or pulmonary edema, oliguria, or convulsions...
October 2016: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933182/angiopoietin-like-protein-4-and-cardiovascular-function-in-copd
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B Waschki, A M Kirsten, O Holz, T Meyer, R Lichtinghagen, K F Rabe, H Magnussen, T Welte, H Watz, S Janciauskiene
INTRODUCTION: The coexistence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) is frequent and might be inter-related through inflammation-related processes reflected by specific markers. Here, we studied angiopoietin-like protein 4 (ANGPTL4), an upcoming cardiovascular marker, in stable COPD, and its relationship to cardiovascular function with respect to well-known CVD risk factors. METHODS: In a prospective COPD cohort study, we investigated serum ANGPTL4 levels, vascular status (ankle-brachial index (ABI)) and cardiac function (N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP)) as well as airflow limitation, objectively measured physical activity, the metabolic syndrome, high-sensitive C reactive protein (hs-CRP) and other CVD risk factors at 2 time points...
2016: BMJ Open Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918163/-the-role-of-trefoil-factor-family-in-gynecological-disease
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D Neubert, R Pilka, D Stejskal, G Krejčí
AIM: Trefoil peptides are a family of small proteins that are expressed in a site-specific fashion by certain epithelial tissues. These peptides appear to be important in mucosal healing processes, in neoplastic disease and in human reproduction. DESIGN: Literature review. SETTING: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Hospital, Medical Faculty, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic; Department of Laboratory Biochemistry, Central Moravian Hospital Trust, Member of Agel holding, Prostějov...
2016: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912147/inhibition-of-endocan-attenuates-monocrotaline-induced-connective-tissue-disease-related-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Haiyan Zhao, Yunxin Xue, Yun Guo, Yue Sun, Dongmei Liu, Xiaofei Wang
Connective tissue disease related pulmonary arterial hypertension (CTD-PAH) is characterized by vascular remodeling, endothelial dysfunction and inflammation. Endocan is a novel endothelial dysfunction marker. The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of endocan in CTD-PAH. Monocrotaline (MCT)-induced PAH rats were used as the CTD-PAH model. Short hairpin RNA packed in a lentiviral vector used to inhibit endocan expression was intratracheally instilled in rats prior to the MCT injection. Endocan was found to be increased in the serum and lung of MCT-induced PAH rats...
January 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906706/effects-of-cardiopulmonary-bypass-on-renal-perfusion-filtration-and-oxygenation-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery
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Lukas Lannemyr, Gudrun Bragadottir, Vitus Krumbholz, Bengt Redfors, Johan Sellgren, Sven-Erik Ricksten
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury is a common complication after cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass. The authors evaluated the effects of normothermic cardiopulmonary bypass on renal blood flow, glomerular filtration rate, renal oxygen consumption, and renal oxygen supply/demand relationship, i.e., renal oxygenation (primary outcome) in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. METHODS: Eighteen patients with a normal preoperative serum creatinine undergoing cardiac surgery procedures with normothermic cardiopulmonary bypass (2...
February 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904558/relationships-of-mmp-9-and-timp-1-proteins-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-risk-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yangxue Li, Yang Lu, Zhuo Zhao, Junnan Wang, Jianxin Li, Weiming Wang, Shumei Li, Lei Song
BACKGROUND: We performed this meta-analysis in order to collect all the relevant studies to clarify the correlations of matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-1 (TIMP-1) with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: After a literature search in electronic databases, pertinent case-control studies investigating the correlations of MMP-9 and TIMP-1 protein expressions within a COPD setting were enrolled based on our strict inclusion and exclusion criteria...
2016: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899022/alterations-of-specific-lipid-groups-in-serum-of-obese-humans-a-review
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REVIEW
A Mika, T Sledzinski
Obesity is a major contributor to the dysfunction of liver, cardiac, pulmonary, endocrine and reproductive system, as well as a component of metabolic syndrome. Although development of obesity-related disorders is associated with lipid abnormalities, most previous studies dealing with the problem in question were limited to routinely determined parameters, such as serum concentrations of triacylglycerols, total cholesterol, low-density and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol. Many authors postulated to extend the scope of analysed lipid compounds and to study obesity-related alterations in other, previously non-examined groups of lipids...
November 29, 2016: Obesity Reviews: An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894337/intestinal-dysbiosis-is-common-in-systemic-sclerosis-and-associated-with-gastrointestinal-and-extraintestinal-features-of-disease
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Kristofer Andréasson, Zaid Alrawi, Anita Persson, Göran Jönsson, Jan Marsal
BACKGROUND: Recent evidence suggests a link between autoimmunity and the intestinal microbial composition in several rheumatic diseases including systemic sclerosis (SSc). The objective of this study was to investigate the prevalence of intestinal dysbiosis in SSc and to characterise patients suffering from this potentially immunomodulatory deviation. METHODS: This study consisted of 98 consecutive patients subject to in-hospital care. Stool samples were analysed for intestinal microbiota composition using a validated genome-based microbiota test (GA-map™ Dysbiosis Test, Genetic Analysis, Oslo, Norway)...
November 29, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889352/oxidized-glutathione-and-uric-acid-as-biomarkers-of-early-cystic-fibrosis-lung-disease
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Nina Dickerhof, Rufus Turner, Irada Khalilova, Emmanuelle Fantino, Peter D Sly, Anthony J Kettle
BACKGROUND: In cystic fibrosis (CF) there is an urgent need for earlier diagnosis of pulmonary infections and inflammation using blood- and urine-based biomarkers. METHODS: Using mass spectrometry, oxidation products of glutathione and uric acid were measured in matched samples of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), serum and urine from 36 infants and children with CF, and related to markers of neutrophilic inflammation and infection in BAL. RESULTS: Oxidation products of glutathione (glutathione sulfonamide, GSA) and uric acid (allantoin), were elevated in BAL of children with pulmonary infections with Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PsA) compared to those without (p<0...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
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