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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106998/identification-of-cyclic-depsipeptides-and-their-dedicated-synthetase-from-hapsidospora-irregularis
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Shuwei Zhang, Yixing Qiu, Thomas B Kakule, Zhenyu Lu, Fuchao Xu, John G Lamb, Christopher A Reilly, Yong Zheng, Shing Wo Simon Sham, Wei Wang, Lijiang Xuan, Eric W Schmidt, Jixun Zhan
Seven cyclic depsipeptides were isolated from Hapsidospora irregularis and structurally characterized as the calcium channel blocker leualacin and six new analogues based on the NMR and HRESIMS data. These new compounds were named leualacins B-G. The absolute configurations of the amino acids and 2-hydroxyisocaproic acids were determined by recording the optical rotation values. Biological studies showed that calcium influx elicited by leualacin F in primary human lobar bronchial epithelial cells involves the TRPA1 channel...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073359/whole-transcriptome-analysis-of-pre-invasive-and-invasive-early-squamous-lung-carcinoma-in-archival-laser-microdissected-samples
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Andre Koper, Leo A H Zeef, Leena Joseph, Keith Kerr, John Gosney, Mark A Lindsay, Richard Booton
BACKGROUND: Preinvasive squamous cell cancer (PSCC) are local transformations of bronchial epithelia that are frequently observed in current or former smokers. Their different grades and sizes suggest a continuum of dysplastic change with increasing severity, which may culminate in invasive squamous cell carcinoma (ISCC). As a consequence of the difficulty in isolating cancerous cells from biopsies, the molecular pathology that underlies their histological variability remains largely unknown...
January 10, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063900/smoker-extracellular-vesicles-influence-status-of-human-bronchial-epithelial-cells
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Amélie Héliot, Yann Landkocz, Françoise Roy Saint-Georges, Pierre Gosset, Sylvain Billet, Pirouz Shirali, Dominique Courcot, Perrine J Martin
Cigarette smoking is a habit that has spread all over the world and is a significant risk factor for many diseases including cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma and lung cancer. Evaluation and understanding of tobacco health effects are of major interest worldwide and answer to important societal concerns. Identification of new biomarkers of exposure to tobacco smoke potentially implicated in COPD or lung carcinogenesis would allow a better observation of tobacco exposed population, thanks to screening establishment at reversible stages of pathological processes...
December 30, 2016: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040470/establishment-and-characterization-of-an-in-vitro-human-small-airway-model-smallair%C3%A2
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Song Huang, Bernadett Boda, Jimmy Vernaz, Emilie Ferreira, Ludovic Wiszniewski, Samuel Constant
We report here the establishment and characterization of an in vitro human small airway model (SmallAir™). The epithelial cells were isolated from the distal lungs by enzymatic digestion. After amplification, the cells were seeded on the microporous membrane of Transwell inserts. Once confluent, the cultures were switched to air-liquid interface. After 3 weeks of culture, the epithelium became fully differentiated, with morphology of columnar epithelium, and a thickness of 10-15 μm. Most significantly, CC-10, a specific marker of Club cells, was highly expressed in SmallAir™...
December 28, 2016: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007527/applications-of-higenamine-in-pharmacology-and-medicine
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Nana Zhang, Zeqin Lian, Xueying Peng, Zijian Li, Haibo Zhu
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Aconitum has been used as local and traditional medicines in many asian regions for the treatment of various diseases such as collapse, syncope, painful joints, oedema, bronchial asthma et al. Higenamine, a plant-based alkaloid, was initially isolated from Aconitum and identified as the active cardiotonic component of Aconitum. It has been tested as a candidate of pharmacologic stress agent in the detection of coronary artery diseases (CADs) and now researchers have just accomplished the phase III clinical studies successfully in China...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007093/bronchial-effects-of-cryoballoon-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation
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Nishant Verma, Colin T Gillespie, A Christine Argento, Todd Tomson, Sanjay Dandamudi, Paloma Piña, Sukit Ringwala, Albert C Lin, Alexandru B Chicos, Susan Kim, Rishi Arora, Rod S Passman, Bradley P Knight
BACKGROUND: Damage to extracardiac structures, including the esophagus and phrenic nerve, is a known complication of cryoballoon ablation (CBA) during pulmonary vein (PV) isolation for atrial fibrillation (AF). Other adjacent structures, including the pulmonary bronchi and lung parenchyma, may be affected during CBA at the PV ostia. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to prospectively study the bronchial effects of CBA in humans undergoing CBA for PV isolation...
January 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994296/the-most-common-detected-bacteria-in-sputum-of-patients-with-community-acquired-pneumonia-cap-treated-in-hospital
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Vesna Cukic, Armin Hadzic
INTRODUCTION: Community acquired pneumonia (CAP) is the most common infective pulmonary disease. OBJECTIVE: To show the most common detected bacteria in bacterial culture of sputum in patients with CAP hospitalized in Clinic for Pulmonary Diseases and TB "Podhrastovi" in four-year period: from 2012 to 2015. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This is the retrospective analysis. Each patient gave sputum 3 days in a row when admitted to hospital. Sputum has been examined: bacterial culture with antibiotics sensitivity, Gram stain, Mycobacterium tuberculosis; in cases with high temperature blood cultures were done; when we were suspicious about bronchial carcinoma bronchoscopy with BAL (bronchoalveolar lavage) was done...
October 2016: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993536/neutrophils-are-a-major-source-of-the-epithelial-barrier-disrupting-cytokine-oncostatin-m-in-patients-with-mucosal-airways-disease
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Kathryn L Pothoven, James E Norton, Lydia A Suh, Roderick G Carter, Kathleen E Harris, Assel Biyasheva, Kevin Welch, Stephanie Shintani-Smith, David B Conley, Mark C Liu, Atsushi Kato, Pedro C Avila, Qutayba Hamid, Leslie C Grammer, Anju T Peters, Robert C Kern, Bruce K Tan, Robert P Schleimer
BACKGROUND: We have previously shown that oncostatin M (OSM) levels are increased in nasal polyps (NPs) of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), as well as in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid, after segmental allergen challenge in allergic asthmatic patients. We also showed in vitro that physiologic levels of OSM impair barrier function in differentiated airway epithelium. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine which hematopoietic or resident cell type or types were the source of the OSM expressed in patients with mucosal airways disease...
December 18, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965902/tuberculosis-and-migration-a-challenge-for-medical-staff-and-public-health
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Ines Griesshammer, David Shiva Srivastava, Christophe von Garnier, Till Silvan Blaser, Aris Exadaktylos, Moritz Steib
A high number of asylum seekers enter Switzerland every year. They often originate from countries with a high TB prevalence. Our patient from Somalia presented with 2 lipoma-like tumors with pain on palpation on his left chest wall but no symptoms including coughing, fever, night-sweats, or loss of weight. CT scan then showed diffuse infiltrations of his lung and multiple abscesses on his left chest wall. Therefore contagious tuberculosis (TB) was suspected and the patient was put in isolation. In the follow-up the diagnosis of open TB was proofed with bronchial secretion and EBUS-guided biopsy that showed acid-fast rods...
2016: Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913423/bronchodilatory-effect-of-deep-inspiration-in-freshly-isolated-sheep-lungs
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William D Wong, Lu Wang, Peter D Paré, Chun Y Seow
Taking a big breath is known to reverse bronchoconstriction induced by bronchochallenge in healthy subjects; this bronchodilatory effect of deep inspiration (DI) is diminished in asthmatics. The mechanism underlying the DI effect is not clear. Observations from experiments using isolated airway smooth muscle (ASM) preparations and airway segments suggest that straining of ASM due to DI could lead to bronchodilation, possibly due to strain-induced reduction in ASM contractility. However, factors external to the lung cannot be excluded as potential causes for the DI effect...
December 2, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912076/activating-transcription-factor-3-is-essential-for-cigarette-smoke-induced-mucin-expression-via-interaction-with-activator-protein-1
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Yan-Ping Wu, Yin-Fang Wu, Chao Zhang, Hong-Bin Zhou, Chao Cao, Miao Li, Chen Zhu, Song-Min Ying, Zhi-Hua Chen, Hua-Hao Shen, Wen Li
Mucus hypersecretion is an important pathologic feature of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Activating transcription factor 3 (ATF3) is an adaptive-response gene that participates in various cellular processes. However, little is known about its role in cigarette smoke (CS)-induced mucus hyperproduction. This study aimed to investigate the role and molecular mechanisms of ATF3 in CS-induced Mucin 5AC (MUC5AC) expression. ATF3 was elevated in lung tissues of mice exposed to CS for 12 weeks. Treatment with CS extract significantly induced ATF3 expression and MUC5AC production in human bronchial epithelial cells, NCI-H292, and mouse tracheal epithelial cells...
November 29, 2016: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902411/non-typeable-haemophilus-influenzae-biofilm-production-and-severity-in-lower-respiratory-tract-infections-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-mexico
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Michel Fernando Martínez-Reséndez, Juan Manuel González-Chávez, Elvira Garza-González, Lorena Nefertiti Castro-Fuentes, Jessica Lizzeth Gutiérrez-Ferman, Gabriela Echániz-Aviles, Adrián Camacho-Ortíz, María Noemí Carnalla-Barajas, Araceli Soto-Noguerón, Héctor Jesús Maldonado-Garza, Cristina Liliana Hernández-Balboa, Jorge M Llaca-Díaz, Samantha Flores-Treviño
Non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) is a common opportunistic bacterial pathogen that primarily infects the respiratory mucosa. This study was conducted to assess clinical and microbiological data related to disease severity in patients with lower respiratory tract infections caused by NTHi in a tertiary care hospital in Mexico. NTHi isolates were subjected to serotyping, antimicrobial susceptibility evaluationand analyses of β-lactamase production, genetic relatednessand biofilm formation. Clinical and demographic data were retrieved from patients' records...
December 2016: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889361/adult-bronchiectasis-patients-a-first-look-at-the-united-states-bronchiectasis-research-registry
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Timothy R Aksamit, Anne E O'Donnell, Alan Barker, Kenneth N Olivier, Kevin L Winthrop, M Leigh Anne Daniels, Margaret Johnson, Edward Eden, David Griffith, Michael Knowles, Mark Metersky, Matthias Salathe, Byron Thomashow, Gregory Tino, Gerard Turino, Betsy Carretta, Charles L Daley
OBJECTIVE: We sought to describe the characteristics of adult bronchiectasis patients enrolled in the United States Bronchiectasis Research Registry (BRR). METHODS: The BRR is a database of non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis (NCFB) patients enrolled at 13 sites within the United States. Baseline demographic, spirometric, imaging, microbiologic, and therapeutic data were entered into a central web-based database. Patients were subsequently analyzed by the presence NTM...
November 23, 2016: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881407/prophylactic-and-therapeutic-treatment-with-flavonone-sakuranetin-ameliorates-lps-induced-acute-lung-injury
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Márcia Isabel Bittencourt-Mernak, Nathália Montouro Pinheiro, Fernanda P Roncon Santana, Marina P Guerreiro, Beatriz Mangueira Saraiva-Romanholo, Simone S Grecco, Luciana C Caperuto, Raphael J F Felizardo, Niels Olsen Saraiva Câmara, Iolanda F L Calvo Tibério, Mílton A Martins, João Henrique G Lago, Carla Máximo Prado
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Sakuranetin is the main isolate flavonoid from Baccharis retusa (Asteraceae) leaves and exhibits anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative activities. Acute respiratory distress syndrome is an acute failure of the respiratory system for which effective treatment is urgently necessary. This study investigated the preventive and therapeutic effects of sakuranetin on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute lung injury (ALI) in mice. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Animals were treated with intranasal sakuranetin 30 minutes before or 6 hours after instillation of LPS...
November 23, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842540/the-impact-of-low-frequency-low-force-cyclic-stretching-of-human-bronchi-on-airway-responsiveness
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Morgan Le Guen, Stanislas Grassin-Delyle, Emmanuel Naline, Amparo Buenestado, Marion Brollo, Elisabeth Longchampt, Philippe Kleinmann, Philippe Devillier, Christophe Faisy
BACKGROUND: In vivo, the airways are constantly subjected to oscillatory strain (due to tidal breathing during spontaneous respiration) and (in the event of mechanical ventilation) positive pressure. This exposure is especially problematic for the cartilage-free bronchial tree. The effects of cyclic stretching (other than high-force stretching) have not been extensively characterized. Hence, the objective of the present study was to investigate the functional and transcriptional response of human bronchi to repetitive mechanical stress caused by low-frequency, low-force cyclic stretching...
November 14, 2016: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834817/classification-of-27-tumor-associated-antigens-by-histochemical-analysis-of-36-freshly-resected-lung-cancer-tissues
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Gene Kurosawa, Mototaka Sugiura, Yoshinobu Hattori, Hiroyuki Tsuda, Yoshikazu Kurosawa
In previous studies, we identified 29 tumor-associated antigens (TAAs) and isolated 488 human monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) that specifically bind to one of the 29 TAAs. In the present study, we performed histochemical analysis of 36 freshly resected lung cancer tissues by using 60 mAbs against 27 TAAs. Comparison of the staining patterns of tumor cells, bronchial epithelial cells, and normal pulmonary alveolus cells and interalveolar septum allowed us to determine the type and location of cells that express target molecules, as well as the degree of expression...
November 8, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834695/genome-sequences-of-malonate-positive-cronobacter-sakazakii-serogroup-o-2-sequence-type-64-strains-cdc-1121-73-and-gk1025-isolated-from-human-bronchial-wash-and-a-powdered-infant-formula-manufacturing-plant
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H R Chase, G R Gopinath, J Gangiredla, I R Patel, M H Kothary, L Carter, V Sathyamoorthy, B Lee, E Park, Y J Yoo, T J Chung, H Choi, S Jun, J Park, S Jeong, M Kim, F Reich, G Klein, B D Tall
We introduce draft genome sequences of strains CDC1121-73 (human bronchial wash isolate) and GK1025 (powdered infant formula manufacturing facility isolate), which are both malonate-positive Cronobacter sakazakii serogroup O:2, sequence type 64. Assemblies for these strains have sizes of 4,442,307 and 4,599,266 bp and % G+C contents of 56.9 and 56.7, respectively.
November 10, 2016: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832204/expression-of-the-lncrna-maternally-expressed-gene-3-meg3-contributes-to-the-control-of-lung-cancer-cell-proliferation-by-the-rb-pathway
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Traci L Kruer, Susan M Dougherty, Lindsey Reynolds, Elizabeth Long, Tanya de Silva, William W Lockwood, Brian F Clem
Maternally expressed gene 3 (MEG3, mouse homolog Gtl2) encodes a long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) that is expressed in many normal tissues, but is suppressed in various cancer cell lines and tumors, suggesting it plays a functional role as a tumor suppressor. Hypermethylation has been shown to contribute to this loss of expression. We now demonstrate that MEG3 expression is regulated by the retinoblastoma protein (Rb) pathway and correlates with a change in cell proliferation. Microarray analysis of mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs) isolated from mice with genetic deletion of all three Rb family members (TKO) revealed a significant silencing of Gtl2/MEG3 expression compared to WT MEFs, and re-expression of Gtl2/MEG3 caused decrease in cell proliferation and increased apoptosis...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817752/right-aortic-arch-with-isolation-of-the-left-subclavian-artery-a-rare-association-with-airway-obstruction
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Putri Yubbu, Haifa A Latiff, Abdel Moneim Adam Abbaker
We present two interesting cases of isolated left subclavian artery from the pulmonary artery with symptoms of upper airway obstruction. The first patient had tetralogy of Fallot, pulmonary artery sling, bilateral superior caval veins, and left bronchial isomerism, suggesting heterotaxy syndrome. The second patient had a right aortic arch, isolated left subclavian artery, and bilateral arterial ducts. These two cases are interesting because of their rarity and uncommon presentation.
November 7, 2016: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796942/comparison-of-mirna-profiling-during-airway-epithelial-repair-in-undifferentiated-and-differentiated-cells-in-vitro
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Wojciech Langwinski, Beata Narozna, Peter M Lackie, John W Holloway, Aleksandra Szczepankiewicz
Respiratory epithelium is a highly integrated structure that efficiently protects lungs from extrinsic irritants thanks to rapid repair of the wound. The repair is a complex process that requires coordinated expression of networks of genes. Plausible regulators of this process are microRNAs. We investigated whether global miRNA silencing influences the epithelial repair, and whether changes in miRNA expression profile during repair are similar between two bronchial epithelial cell cultures: differentiated and undifferentiated cells...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Applied Genetics
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