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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935667/upregulation-of-herv-k-is-linked-to-immunity-and-inflammation-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Toshie Saito, Kazuya Miyagawa, Shih-Yu Chen, Rasa Tamosiuniene, Lingli Wang, Orr Sharp, Erik Samayoa, Daisuke Harada, Jan-Renier A J Moonen, Aiqin Cao, Pin-I Chen, Jan K Hennigs, Mingxia Gu, Caiyun G Li, Ryan D Leib, Dan Li, Christopher M Adams, Patricia A Del Rosario, Matthew A Bill, Francois Haddad, Jose G Montoya, William Robinson, Wendy J Fantl, Garry P Nolan, Roham T Zamanian, Mark R Nicolls, Charles Y Chiu, Maria E Ariza, Marlene Rabinovitch
Background -Immune dysregulation has been linked to occlusive vascular remodeling in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) that is hereditary, idiopathic or associated with other conditions. Circulating autoantibodies, lung perivascular lymphoid tissue and elevated cytokines have been related to PAH pathogenesis but without clear understanding of how these abnormalities are initiated, perpetuated and connected in the progression of disease. We therefore set out to identify specific target antigens in PAH lung immune complexes as a starting point toward resolving these issues to better inform future application of immunomodulatory therapies...
September 21, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935638/phagocytosis-of-microparticles-by-alveolar-macrophages-during-acute-lung-injury-requires-mertk
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Michael P Mohning, Stacey M Thomas, Lea Barthel, Kara J Mould, Alexandra L McCubbrey, S Courtney Frasch, Donna Bratton, Peter M Henson, William J Janssen
Microparticles are a newly recognized class of mediators in the pathophysiology of lung inflammation and injury, but little is known about the factors that regulate their accumulation and clearance. The primary objective of our study was to determine whether alveolar macrophages engulf microparticles and to elucidate the mechanisms by which this occurs. Alveolar microparticles were quantified in bronchoalveolar fluid of mice with lung injury induced by LPS and hydrochloric acid. Microparticle numbers were greatest at the peak of inflammation and declined as inflammation resolved...
September 21, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934992/breast-cancer-metastases-to-the-thyroid-gland-an-uncommon-sentinel-for-diffuse-metastatic-disease-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Agata M Plonczak, Aimee N DiMarco, Roberto Dina, Dorothy J Gujral, Fausto F Palazzo
BACKGROUND: Metastases to the thyroid are rare. The most common primary cancer to metastasize to the thyroid is renal cell carcinoma, followed by malignancies of the gastrointestinal tract, lungs, and skin, with breast cancer metastases to the thyroid being rare. Overall, the outcomes in malignancies that have metastasized to the thyroid are poor. There are no prospective studies addressing the role of surgery in metastatic disease of the thyroid. Isolated thyroidectomy has been proposed as a local disease control option to palliate and prevent the potential morbidity of tumor extension related to the airway...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934101/cytotoxic-and-hypoglycemic-activity-of-triterpenoid-saponins-from-camellia-oleifera-abel-seed-pomace
#4
Tai-Mei Di, Shao-Lan Yang, Feng-Yu Du, Lei Zhao, Tao Xia, Xin-Fu Zhang
One new and three known triterpenoid saponins were isolated and identified from Camellia oleifera seeds through IR, NMR, HR-ESI-MS and GC-MS spectroscopic methods, namely oleiferasaponin A₃, oleiferasaponin A₁, camelliasaponin B₁, and camelliasaponin B₂. The structure of oleiferasaponin A₃ was elucidated as 16α-hydroxy-21β-O-angeloyl-22α-O-cinnamoyl-23α-aldehyde-28-dihydroxymethylene-olean-12-ene-3β-O-[β-d-galactopyranosyl-(1→2)]-[β-d-xylopyranosyl-(1→2)-β-d-galactopyranosyl-(1→3)]-β-d-gluco-pyranosiduronic acid...
September 21, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932949/twenty-first-century-cancer-patterns-in-small-island-nations-grenada-and-the-english-speaking-caribbean
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Lindsay M Cattin, Paulo S Pinheiro, Karen E Callahan, Robert Hage
PURPOSE: Grenada is a small island nation of 105,000 in the Caribbean with one single general hospital and pathology laboratory. This study assesses cancer incidence on the island based on existing pathology reports, and compares the cancer mortality burden between Grenada and other Caribbean nations. METHODS: Age-adjusted overall and site-specific cancer "incidence" rates (based on pathology reports) and mortality rates were calculated and compared for 2000-2009...
September 20, 2017: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932842/microfluidic-isolation-of-platelet-covered-circulating-tumor-cells
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Xiaocheng Jiang, Keith H K Wong, Aimal H Khankhel, Mahnaz Zeinali, Eduardo Reategui, Matthew J Phillips, Xi Luo, Nicola Aceto, Fabio Fachin, Anh N Hoang, Wooseok Kim, Annie E Jensen, Lecia V Sequist, Shyamala Maheswaran, Daniel A Haber, Shannon L Stott, Mehmet Toner
The interplay between platelets and tumor cells is known to play important roles in metastasis by enhancing tumor cell survival, tumor-vascular interactions, and escape from immune surveillance. However, platelet-covered circulating tumor cells (CTC) are extremely difficult to isolate due to masking or downregulation of surface epitopes. Here we describe a microfluidic platform that takes advantage of the satellite platelets on the surface of these "stealth" CTCs as a ubiquitous surface marker for isolation...
September 21, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932547/does-lung-cancer-surgery-cause-circulating-tumor-cells-a-multicenter-prospective-study
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Noriyuki Matsutani, Noriyoshi Sawabata, Masafumi Yamaguchi, Tetsukan Woo, Yujin Kudo, Akikazu Kawase, Satoshi Shiono, Hisae Iinuma, Shigeki Morita, Masafumi Kawamura
BACKGROUND: Cancer relapse is caused by residual isolated tumor cells (ITCs) remaining in the body after surgery. It is speculated that surgical manipulation may cause circulating tumor cells (CTCs) which are the origin of ITCs in the body. The occurrence of CTCs in surgical patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has been shown in retrospective observation, but not prospectively, thus we conducted a multicenter prospective study regarding the occurrence of CTCs by surgical manipulation...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931916/salidroside-ameliorates-sepsis-induced-acute-lung-injury-and-mortality-via-downregulating-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-hmgb1-pathways-through-the-upregulation-of-sirt1
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Kuo-Cheng Lan, Sung-Chuan Chao, Hsiao-Yi Wu, Chia-Lien Chiang, Ching-Chia Wang, Shing-Hwa Liu, Te-I Weng
Sepsis is a life-threatening medical condition. Salidroside, a substance isolated from Rhodiola rosea, possesses antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The effect and mechanism of salidroside on sepsis-induced acute lung injury still remains to be well clarified. Here, we investigated the effect and mechanism of salidroside on septic mouse models and explored the role of salidroside-upregulated SIRT1. Salidroside inhibited the inflammatory responses and HMGB1 productions in bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-treated macrophages and mice...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931214/baicalin-alleviates-radiation-induced-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-of-primary-type-ii-alveolar-epithelial-cells-via-tgf-%C3%AE-and-erk-gsk3%C3%AE-signaling-pathways
#9
Jinhua Lu, Yazhen Zhong, Zechen Lin, Xianlei Lin, Zhaohui Chen, Xuping Wu, Nan Wang, Haiqiao Zhang, Siyu Huang, Yuan Zhu, Yuanyuan Wang, Shengyou Lin
BACKGROUND: Radiation therapy is commonly used to treat thoracic malignancies. However, it may lead to severe lung pneumonitis and ultimately fibrosis. Irradiation has been reported to increase epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of type II alveolar epithelial cells (AEC), which play an important role in pulmonary fibrosis. The transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) and ERK/glycogen synthase kinase 3β (GSK3β) pathways are critically involved in radiation-induced EMT. In the present study, we investigated whether baicalin was a novel therapeutic candidate for radiation-induced EMT in type II AEC...
September 16, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927661/local-control-and-survival-after-image-guided-percutaneous-ablation-of%C3%A2-adrenal%C3%A2-metastases
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Nathan E Frenk, Dania Daye, Kemal Tuncali, Ronald S Arellano, Paul B Shyn, Stuart G Silverman, Florian J Fintelmann, Raul N Uppot
PURPOSE: To evaluate local control and survival after image-guided ablation of adrenal gland metastases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Image-guided ablations of adrenal metastases measuring < 5 cm performed at 2 academic medical centers between July 2002 and June 2016 were analyzed. There were 51 procedures performed on 46 tumors (mean diameter 2.8 cm ± 1.1; range, 0.7-4.9 cm) in 38 patients (mean age 66 y; range, 41-80 y) with renal cell carcinoma (n = 17 patients; 45%), non-small cell lung cancer (n = 10 patients; 26%), and other primary malignancies (n = 11 patients; 29%)...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925158/-study-on-chemical-constituents-of-seeds-of-croton-tiglium-and-their-cytotoxicities
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Hai-Guo Su, Huai Yang, Chun-Wang Meng, Cheng Peng, Li Guo, Ou Dai
Seven compounds were isolated from the seeds of Croton tiglium by preparative TLC, semi-preparative HPLC, and column chromatography over silica gel, MCI, and Sephadex LH-20, etc. Their structures were elucidated by spectroscopic data analysis as bis(2,3-dihydroxypropyl) nonanedioate (1), 12-O-(α-methyl)butyrylphorbol-13-decanoate (2), 12-O-tiglylphorbol-13-decanoate (3), (9S,10R,11E,13R)-9,10,13-trihydroxyoctadec-11-enoic acid (4), methyl (9S,10R,11E,13R)-9,10,13-trihydroxyoctadec-11-enoate (5), 4(1H)-quinolinone (6), and 5-hydroxy-2-pyridinemethanol (7)...
October 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924829/a-comparison-of-drug-transport-in-pulmonary-absorption-models-isolated-perfused-rat-lungs-respiratory-epithelial-cell-lines-and-primary-cell-culture
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Cynthia Bosquillon, Michaela Madlova, Nilesh Patel, Nicola Clear, Ben Forbes
PURPOSE: To evaluate the ability of human airway epithelial cell layers and a simple rat isolated perfused lung (IPL) model to predict pulmonary drug absorption in rats in vivo. METHOD: The permeability of seven compounds selected to possess a range of lipophilicity was measured in two airway cell lines (Calu-3 and 16HBE14o-), in normal human bronchial epithelial (NHBE) cells and using a simple isolated perfused lungs (IPL) technique. Data from the cell layers and ex vivo lungs were compared to published absorption rates from rat lungs measured in vivo...
September 18, 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924370/kaempferol-inhibits-the-invasion-and-migration-of-renal-cancer-cells-through-the-downregulation-of-akt-and-fak-pathways
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Tung-Wei Hung, Pei-Ni Chen, Hsu-Chen Wu, Sheng-Wen Wu, Pao-Yu Tsai, Yih-Shou Hsieh, Horng-Rong Chang
Kaempferol, which is isolated from several natural plants, is a polyphenol belonging to the subgroup of flavonoids. Kaempferol exhibits various pharmacological activities, including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anticancer activities. In this study, kaempferol can significantly inhibit the invasion and migration of 786-O renal cell carcinoma (RCC) without cytotoxicity. We examined the potential mechanisms underlying its anti-invasive activities on 786-O RCC cells. Western blot was performed, and the results showed that kaempferol attenuates the manifestation of metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) protein and activity...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923867/vancomycin-and-clarithromycin-show-synergy-against-mycobacterium-abscessus-in-vitro
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Devika Mukherjee, Mu-Lu Wu, Jeanette W P Teo, Thomas Dick
Lung disease caused by Mycobacterium abscessus is increasing and current clarithromycin-based treatment regimens are only moderately effective. Here, we determined the effect of clarithromycin-vancomycin combination against M. abscessus complex isolates in vitro. Synergy was found with an FICI ≤ 0.5 and a 4 to 10-fold decrease of minimum inhibitory concentrations.
September 18, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923675/respiratory-infections-due-to-nontuberculous-mycobacterias
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Luis Máiz Carro, Esther Barbero Herranz, Rosa Nieto Royo
The most common infections caused by nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are lung infections. The microorganisms causing these infections most frequently are Mycobacterium avium complex, Mycobacterium kansasii and Mycobacterium abscessus complex. Their incidence has increased in the last three decades. After identifying an NTM in the respiratory tract, clinical and radiological aspects must be considered to determine if isolations are clinically relevant. Predisposing conditions that could contribute to infection must also be investigated...
September 15, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923322/cycloartane-type-triterpene-glycosides-anopanins-a-c-with-monoacyldigalactosylglycerols-from-anodendron-paniculatum
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Viet Duc Ho, Thi Nhu Hanh Hoang, Quoc Hung Vo, Van Kiem Phan, Tuan Anh Le, Viet Ty Pham, Minh Hien Nguyen, Takeshi Kodama, Takuya Ito, Hiroyuki Morita, Ain Raal, Thi Hoai Nguyen
Three cycloartane-type triterpene glycosides (anopanins A-C), together with three known monoacyldigalactosylglycerols gingerglycolipids A-C and (2S)-1-O-palmitoyl-3-O-[α-d-galactopyranosyl-(1→6)-β-d-galactopyranosyl]-sn-glycerol, were isolated from the aerial parts of Anodendron paniculatum collected in Viet Nam. The chemical structures of the present compounds were elucidated by means of 1D and 2D NMR and HRESIMS spectroscopy, and by comparing to the reported data in the literature. These compounds did not show significant growth inhibitory activities (IC50 > 100 μg/mL) against the tested cancer cell lines LU-1 (lung adenocarcinoma), KB (epidermoid carcinoma), Hep-G2 (hepatoma cancer), MKN-7 (stomach cancer), and SW-480 (colon adenocarcinoma)...
September 15, 2017: Phytochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922806/linezolid-as-treatment-for-pulmonary-mycobacterium-avium-disease
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Devyani Deshpande, Shashikant Srivastava, Jotam G Pasipanodya, Tawanda Gumbo
Objectives: To identify the pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic parameters and exposures of linezolid in the treatment of pulmonary Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) disease. Methods: Human-derived monocytes infected with MAC were inoculated into hollow-fibre systems for dose-effect and dose-scheduling studies. We mimicked linezolid concentration-time profiles achieved in adult human lungs treated for 28 days. Sampling to confirm that the intended linezolid pharmacokinetics had been achieved, and for enumeration of MAC colony-forming units, was performed based on repetitive sampling from each system over the 28 days...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922731/shikonin-suppresses-pulmonary-fibroblasts-proliferation-and-activation-by-regulating-akt-and-p38-mapk-signaling-pathways
#18
Yunjuan Nie, Yaoyao Yang, Jian Zhang, Guowei Cai, Yanhua Chang, Gaoshang Chai, Chongyong Guo
Fibroblast is believed to be the primary effector in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a progressive lung disorder characterized by aberrant tissue remodeling and the formation of fibroblastic foci. Due to the complicated etiology and mechanism, there are few effective drugs for this fatal disease. Shikonin (SHI), which is the major ingredient isolated from the plant Lithospermum Erythrorhizon, has long been used as traditional medicine for many diseases including inflammation and cancer. The roles of SHI in attenuating skin scar and renal fibrosis by reducing TGFβ1-stimulated fibroblast activation are also reported...
September 14, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922614/mexxy-efflux-pump-overexpression-and-aminoglycoside-resistance-in-cystic-fibrosis-isolates-of-i-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-i-from-chronic-infections
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Manu Singh, Yvonne Yau, Shirley Wang, Valerie Waters, Ayush Kumar
In this study, we analyzed 15 multidrug resistant cystic fibrosis isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa from chronic lung infections for expression of four different multidrug efflux systems, MexAB-OprM, MexCD-OprJ, MexEF-OprN and MexXY, using quantitative reverse transcriptase-PCR. Overexpression of MexXY pump was observed in all of the isolates tested. Analysis of regulatory genes that control the expression of these four efflux pumps revealed a number of previously uncharacterized mutations. Our work shows that MexXY pump overexpression is common in cystic fibrosis isolates and could be contributing to their reduced aminoglycoside susceptibility...
September 18, 2017: Canadian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922566/streptococcus-pneumoniae-and-chronic-endobronchial-infections-in-childhood
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Kim M Hare, Amanda J Leach, Heidi C Smith-Vaughan, Anne B Chang, Keith Grimwood
Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) is the main cause of bacterial pneumonia worldwide and has been studied extensively in this context. However, its role in chronic endobronchial infections and accompanying lower airway neutrophilic infiltration has received little attention. Severe and recurrent pneumonia are risk factors for chronic suppurative lung disease (CSLD) and bronchiectasis; the latter causes considerable morbidity and, in some populations, premature death in children and adults. Protracted bacterial bronchitis (PBB) is another chronic endobronchial infection associated with substantial morbidity...
September 18, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
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