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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931396/il-4-induced-caveolin-1-containing-lipid-rafts-aggregation-contributes-to-muc5ac-synthesis-in-bronchial-epithelial-cells
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Yu Xia, Peng-Cheng Cai, Fan Yu, Liang Xiong, Xin-Liang He, Shan-Shan Rao, Feng Chen, Xiang-Ping Yang, Wan-Li Ma, Hong Ye
BACKGROUND: Mucus overproduction is an important feature of asthma. Interleukin (IL)-4 is required for allergen-induced airway inflammation and mucus production. MUC5AC gene expression is regulated by transcript factors NF-κB. The intracellular Ca(2+) ([Ca(2+)]i) signal is required for activation of NF-κB. The transient receptor potential canonical 1 (TRPC1) channel has been shown to contribute for agonist-stimulated Ca(2+) influx in some types of cells. However, the relationships among IL-4, TRPC1 and mucus overproduction in bronchial epithelial cells (BECs) in asthma are poorly understood...
September 20, 2017: Respiratory Research
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/28867718/role-of-mast-cells-in-bronchial-contraction-in-nonallergic-obstructive-lung-pathology
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Nataliya A Kuzubova, Elena S Lebedeva, Olga N Titova, Anatoliy N Fedin, Ivetta V Dvorakovskaya
The role of mast cells in contractile bronchial smooth muscle activity has been evaluated in a model of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease induced in rats that were intermittently exposed to nitrogen dioxide (NO2) for 60 days. Starting from the 31st day, one group of rats inhaled sodium cromoglycate before exposure to NO2 to stabilize mast cell membranes. The second group (control) was not treated. Isometric smooth muscle contraction was analysed in isolated bronchial samples in response to nerve and smooth muscle stimulation...
2017: Journal of Smooth Muscle Research, Nihon Heikatsukin Gakkai Kikanshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842340/investigation-of-association-of-chemical-profiles-with-the-tracheobronchial-relaxant-activity-of-chinese-medicinal-herb-beimu-derived-from-various-fritillaria-species
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Xu Wu, Shun-Wan Chan, Jiang Ma, Ping Li, Pang-Chui Shaw, Ge Lin
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Fritillariae Bulbus (Beimu in Chinese) is derived from the bulbus of many Fritillaria species (family Liliaceae), which has been used as an antitussive herb in traditional Chinese medicine for more than 2000 years. Due to the complexity of plant origins and significant variations in chemical profiles, the characterization of the profile of the major bioactive constituents and its association with pharmacological activity are important for the quality control of Beimu herbs from different origins...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830585/mycobacterium-kansasii-isolated-from-tuberculinpositive-rhesus-macaques-macaca-mulatta-in-the-absence-of-disease
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Steven T Shipley, David K Johnson, Morteza Roodgar, David Glenn Smith, Charles A Montgomery, Steven M Lloyd, James A Higgins, Edwin H Kriel, Hilton J Klein, William P Porter, Jerome B Nazareno, Paul W Houghton, Aruna Panda, Louis J DeTolla
Mycobacterial infections are of primary health concern in NHP colonies in biomedical research. NHP are constantly monitored and screened for Mycobacterium spp. We report 6 Chinese-origin rhesus macaques infected with Mycobacterium kansasii that exhibited positive tuberculin skin tests in the absence of disease. Two of these macaques were being used for research purposes; the remaining 4 macaques were residing at the contract quarantine company. Histopathology and acid-fast staining of fixed tissues from all macaques showed that all were free of disease...
August 1, 2017: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812458/congenital-cystic-lung-lesions-evolution-from-in-utero-detection-to-pathology-diagnosis-a-multidisciplinary-approach
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Steven Hardee, Lea Tuzovic, Cicero T Silva, Robert A Cowles, Joshua Copel, Raffaella A Morotti
Congenital cystic lung lesions are a group of rare pathologies that are usually diagnosed in the prenatal period. The majority of these lesions are diagnosed at pathology examination as congenital pulmonary airway malformations (CPAM) and bronchopulmonary sequestration (BPS). These lesions are typically managed by surgical intervention within the first year of life and have an excellent prognosis. We examined the evolution of imaging appearances from prenatal diagnosis to postnatal work-up of these lesions and correlate imaging and pathological findings...
September 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810868/nontuberculosis-mycobacteria-are-the-major-causes-of-tuberculosis-like-lesions-in-cattle-slaughtered-at-bahir-dar-abattoir-northwestern-ethiopia
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Anwar Nuru, Aboma Zewude, Temesgen Mohammed, Biniam Wondale, Laikemariam Teshome, Muluwork Getahun, Gezahegne Mamo, Girmay Medhin, Rembert Pieper, Gobena Ameni
BACKGROUND: The main cause of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is believed to be Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis). Nontuberculosis mycobacteria (NTM) are neglected but opportunistic pathogens and obstacles for bTB diagnosis. This study aimed to isolate and characterize the mycobacteria organisms involved in causing TB-like lesions in cattle in northwestern Ethiopia. RESULTS: A total of 2846 carcasses of cattle were inspected for TB lesions. Ninety six tissues (including lymph nodes such as submandibular, retropharyngeal, tonsilar, mediatinal, bronchial and mesenteric, and organs such as lung, liver and kidney) with suspicious TB lesion(s) were collected and cultured on Lowenstein-Jensen medium...
August 15, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807087/allergic-bronchopulmonary-mycosis-due-to-exposure-to-eurotium-herbariorum-after-the-great-east-japan-earthquake
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Chiyako Oshikata, Maiko Watanabe, Akemi Saito, Masatsugu Ishida, Seiichi Kobayashi, Rumi Konuma, Yoichi Kamata, Jun Terajima, Junichi Cho, Masaru Yanai, Naomi Tsurikisawa
BACKGROUND: Indoor mold levels typically increase after natural disasters, flooding, and water damage. Eurotium herbariorum is the sexual stage of Aspergillus glaucus. Case Presentation A 66-year-old, Japanese male, ex-smoker had been diagnosed with bronchial asthma when he was five years old; he achieved remission at the age of 13 years. He was displaced from his home during the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011 and moved to temporary housing in Miyagi Prefecture in June 2011...
August 15, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800989/a-prospective-comparison-of-intraluminal-and-extraluminal-placement-of-the-9-french-arndt-bronchial-blocker-in-adult-thoracic-surgery-patients
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T Wesley Templeton, Benjamin N Morris, Eduardo J Goenaga-Diaz, Daniel J Forest, Rhett Hadley, Blake A Moore, Yvon F Bryan, Roger L Royster
OBJECTIVE: To compare the standard intraluminal approach with the placement of the 9-French Arndt endobronchial blocker with an extraluminal approach by measuring the time to positioning and other relevant intraoperative and postoperative parameters. DESIGN: A prospective, randomized, controlled trial. SETTING: University hospital. PARTICIPANTS: The study comprised 41 patients (20 intraluminal, 21 extraluminal) undergoing thoracic surgery...
August 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776534/recovery-of-mycobacterium-lentiflavum-from-bronchial-lavage-during-follow-up-of-an-extrapulmonary-tuberculosis-patient
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Esther Vise, Michael Mawlong, Akshay Garg, Arnab Sen, Ingudam Shakuntala, Samir Das
Initially diagnosed with cervical lymphadenitis, a 15-year-old boy was started with category I anti-tuberculosis (TB) drugs. Follow-up investigations led to isolation and identification of Mycobacterium lentiflavum by multiple diagnostic and identification approaches. Observation of this rare pathogen from human origin urges cautious diagnosis while attending TB cases.
July 2017: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767588/successful-ceftazidime-avibactam-treatment-of-mdr-kpc-positive-klebsiella-pneumoniae-infection-in-a-patient-with-traumatic-brain-injury-a-case-report
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Agnese Gugliandolo, Carla Caio, Maria Lina Mezzatesta, Carmela Rifici, Placido Bramanti, Stefania Stefani, Emanuela Mazzon
RATIONALE: Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae infections are a serious health care problem, because of the high mortality. Carbapenem resistance is mainly caused by carbapenemases production, including Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC). Ceftazidime-avibactam is a new cephalosporin/β-lactamase inhibitor combination for the treatment of complicated urinary, intra-abdominal infections, and nosocomial pneumonia caused by gram negative, or other serious gram-negative infections...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745522/pharmacological-characterization-of-the-interaction-between-tiotropium-and-olodaterol-administered-at-5-5-concentration-ratio-in-equine-bronchi
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Luigino Calzetta, Paola Rogliani, Maurizio Mattei, Pietro Alfonsi, Giuseppe Cito, Elena Pistocchini, Mario Cazzola, Maria Gabriella Matera
Equine airways represent a suitable ex vivo model to study the functional impact of pharmacological treatments on human chronic obstructive pulmonary disorders, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). We aimed to characterize the pharmacological interaction between the long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) tiotropium and the long-acting β2-agonist (LABA) olodaterol in equine airways. The effect of tiotropium and olodaterol, administered alone and in combination at the ratio of concentrations reproducing ex vivo the concentration-ratio delivered by the currently available fixed-dose combination (FDC) (5:5), was investigated on the cholinergic contractile tone induced by the parasympathetic activation of equine isolated airways...
July 26, 2017: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745058/impact-of-influenza-a-virus-infection-on-the-proteomes-of-human-bronchoepithelial-cells-from-different-donors
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Samuel T Mindaye, Natalia A Ilyushina, Giovanna Fantoni, Michail A Alterman, Raymond P Donnelly, Maryna C Eichelberger
Susceptibility to influenza A virus is determined by a balance of viral and host factors. The genetic background of the host contributes to the severity of disease, but the influenza-related proteomes of cells from different individuals have not been compared. We used high-resolution mass spectrometry to identify proteins in normal human bronchial epithelial (NHBE) cells isolated from three different donors. Infection of each NHBE cell culture with influenza A/California/07/2009 (H1N1) resulted in expression of viral proteins and a variety of host proteins, including interferons, interferon-stimulated genes, and secreted chemokines/cytokines...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726588/reconstituting-mouse-lungs-with-conditionally-reprogrammed-human-bronchial-epithelial-cells
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Ryan LaRanger, Jennifer R Peters-Hall, Melissa Coquelin, Busola R Alabi, Chris Chen, Woodring E Wright, Jerry Shay
We developed methods for conditionally reprogramming (CR) primary human bronchial epithelial cells (HBECs) to extend their functional life span and permit their differentiation into both upper and lower airway lung epithelium. We also developed a bioreactor to support vascular perfusion and rhythmic breathing of decellularized mouse lungs reconstituted with CR HBECs isolated from patients with and without cystic fibrosis (CF). While conditionally reprogrammed cells only differentiate into an upper airway epithelium after 35 days at the air liquid interface, in reconstituted lungs these cells differentiate into upper airway bronchial epithelium and lower airway alveolar structures after 12 days...
July 20, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713081/gene-polymorphism-of-xenobiotic-detoxification-in-children-with-bronchial-asthma
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Liudmila Y Lytvynets
INTRODUCTION: Children are the most susceptible to harmful external factors due to the incomplete development of all functional body systems. The ecological situation the problem of influence of genetic and environmental factors on the pathogenesis of chronic respiratory diseases in children and its investigation is very impotent today. Among it the bronchial asthma is a leader among bronchial and pulmonary diseases caused by the influence of pneumotropic pollutants. The aim of our research was to study the phenotypic characteristics of asthma in Pre-Carpathian children with different types of allelic gene polymorphism of the first phase of xenobiotic detoxification of microsomal epoxide hydrolases (mEPHX1)...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699354/drug-mediated-intracellular-donation-of-nitric-oxide-potently-inhibits-5-lipoxygenase-a-possible-key-to-future-anti-leukotriene-therapy
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Jessica Roos, Marcus Peters, Isabelle V Maucher, Benjamin Kühn, Jasmin Fettel, Nadine Hellmuth, Camilla Brat, Benita Sommer, Anja Urbschat, Matthias Piesche, Anja Vogel, Ewgenij Proschak, René Blöcher, Estel la Buscato, Ann-Kathrin Häfner, Carmela Matrone, Oliver Werz, Juliana Heidler, Ilka Wittig, Carlo Angioni, Gerd Geisslinger, Michael J Parnham, Kai Zacharowski, Dieter Steinhilber, Thorsten Jürgen Maier
AIMS: 5-lipoxygenase (5-LO) is the key enzyme of leukotriene biosynthesis and is critically involved in a number of inflammatory diseases such as arthritis, gout, bronchial asthma, atherosclerosis and cancer. Because 5-LO contains critical nucleophilic amino acids, which are sensitive to electrophilic modifications, we determined the consequences of a drug-mediated intracellular release of nitric oxide (NO) on 5-LO product formation by human granulocytes and on 5-LO-dependent pulmonary inflammation in vivo...
July 12, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698046/simian-varicella-virus-causes-robust-transcriptional-changes-in-t-cells-that-support-viral-replication
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Nicole Arnold, Ilhem Messaoudi
Varicella zoster virus (VZV) causes varicella (chickenpox) during acute infection. Several studies have shown that T cells are early and preferential targets of VZV infection that play a critical role in disseminating VZV in to the skin and ganglia. However, the transcriptional changes that occur in VZV-infected T cells remain unclear due to limited access to clinical samples and robust translational animal models. In this study, we used a nonhuman primate model of VZV infection where rhesus macaques are infected with the closely related Simian Varicella Virus (SVV) to provide novel insights into VZV-T cell interactions...
July 8, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681941/the-respiratory-threat-posed-by-multidrug-resistant-gram-negative-bacteria
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Ana Rodrigo-Troyano, Oriol Sibila
Respiratory infections are a major cause of global mortality and morbidity. In recent years, an increased incidence of multidrug-resistant (MDR) Gram-negative bacteria (GNB) has been described. Microorganisms such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae or Acinetobacter baumannii have been identified as causative pathogens of different respiratory tract infections. Several studies have detected MDR-GNB in patients with community-acquired and nosocomial pneumonia. Furthermore, MDR-GNB have also been isolated in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and bronchiectasis having acute or chronic bronchial infection...
July 6, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652242/preclinical-characterization-of-pc786-an-inhaled-small-molecule-respiratory-syncytial-virus-l-protein-polymerase-inhibitor
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Matthew Coates, Daniel Brookes, Young-In Kim, Heather Allen, Euan A F Fordyce, Elizabeth A Meals, Thomas Colley, Claire-Lise Ciana, Guillaume F Parra, Vladimir Sherbukhin, Jennifer A Stockwell, Jennifer C Thomas, S Fraser Hunt, Lauren Anderson-Dring, Stuart T Onions, Lindsey Cass, Peter J Murray, Kazuhiro Ito, Pete Strong, John P DeVincenzo, Garth Rapeport
Although respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the most common cause of lower respiratory tract infection in infants and young children, attempts to develop an effective therapy have so far proved unsuccessful. Here we report the preclinical profiles of PC786, a potent nonnucleoside RSV L protein polymerase inhibitor, designed for inhalation treatment of RSV infection. PC786 demonstrated a potent and selective antiviral activity against laboratory-adapted or clinical isolates of RSV-A (50% inhibitory concentration [IC50], <0...
September 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649087/acute-hemodynamic-and-tissue-effects-of-cryoballoon-ablation-on-pulmonary-vessels-the-ivus-cryo-study
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Jakub Baran, Paweł Lewandowski, Krzysztof Smarż, Agnieszka Sikorska, Beata Zaborska, Piotr Kułakowski
BACKGROUND: Cryoballoon-based pulmonary vein isolation (CB-PVI) has been widely used for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. Although generally safe and effective, the procedure may be associated with pulmonary vein (PV) stenosis and bronchial or esophageal injury. The mechanisms leading to these complications have not been studied in detail. Our aim was to examine acute effects of cryoballoon on the pulmonary vessel and right heart pressures as well as PV wall morphology. METHODS AND RESULTS: In 8 patients (5 men, mean age 55±14 years) undergoing CB-PVI, pressure in each PV was measured by catheter located inside the PV directly before and after CB-PVI...
June 25, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
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