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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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REVIEW
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-the-inhaled-small-molecule-respiratory-syncytial-virus-l-protein-polymerase-inhibitor-pc786
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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. Herein we report the preclinical profiles of PC786, a potent non-nucleoside RSV L-protein polymerase inhibitor, designed for inhalation treatment of RSV infection. PC786 demonstrated a potent and selective anti-viral activity against laboratory adapted or clinical isolates of RSVA (IC50: <0.09 - 0...
June 26, 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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647179/euphorbia-neriifolia-l-review-on-botany-ethnomedicinal-uses-phytochemistry-and-biological-activities
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REVIEW
Prashant Y Mali, Shital S Panchal
The present review is intended to provide information on botany, ethnomedicinal uses, phytochemistry and biological activities of various parts of Euphorbia neriifolia (E. neriifolia). E. neriifolia has several ethnomedicinal uses. The latex of E. neriifolia is used as laxative, purgative, rubefacient, carminative and expectorant as well as in treatment of whooping cough, gonorrhoea, leprosy, asthma, dyspepsia, jaundice, enlargement of the spleen, tumours, stone in the bladder, abdominal troubles and leucoderma...
May 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635202/palliative-treatment-of-life-threatening-hemoptysis-with-silicone-stent-insertion-in-advanced-lung-cancer
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Emanuela Barisione, Carlo Genova, Marco Grosso, Mercedes Pasquali, Alessandro Blanco, Raffaella Felletti, Mario Salio
Massive hemoptysis is a stressful and life-threatening event that can occur in lung cancer patients. The management of this event is usually challenging, and can involve surgery, embolization, and bronchoscopy. Unfortunately, while surgery can offer a definitive solution to hemoptysis, lung cancer patients are often excluded from this approach. On the other hand, bronchial arterial embolization rarely results in long-term control of bleeding. Endoscopy allows a skilled physician to perform mechanical tamponade or laser photocoagulation of bleeding lesions and preserve the main airways...
May 18, 2017: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607884/rigid-bronchoscopic-placement-of-fogarty-catheter-as-a-bronchial-blocker-for-one-lung-isolation-and-ventilation-in-infants-and-children-undergoing-thoracic-surgery-a-single-institution-experience-of-27-cases
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Sunil Kant Kamra, Ashwin Ashok Jaiswal, Amrish Kumar Garg, Manoj Kumar Mohanty
One-lung ventilation (OLV) is a challenging task in infants and children as few techniques are possible because of narrow anatomy. The aim of this study is to evaluate and experience lung isolation with Fogarty catheters as a bronchial blocker placed by rigid bronchoscope for OLV in infants and children with lung pathologies requiring surgical management in an industrial hospital. This study is a prospective study carried out in J.L.N. Hospital and Research Centre, Bhilai (CG), from January 2011 to December 2014...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590769/associations-of-genetic-polymorphisms-relevant-to-metabolic-pathway-of-vitamin-d3-with-development-and-prognosis-of-childhood-bronchial-asthma
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Ying Zhang, Zhansheng Wang, Tongshuai Ma
This study was aimed at investigating the correlation between genetic polymorphisms relevant to metabolic pathway of vitamin D3 (VD3) and susceptibility to childhood bronchial asthma. Altogether 143 childhood patients with bronchial asthma and 143 healthy children of Chinese Han ethnicity were enrolled in this study. The key single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were identified by HaploView 4.2 software and selected from previous investigations. Genomic DNAs were isolated from peripheral blood samples by using TaqMan Blood DNA kits...
June 7, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545810/thymic-stromal-lymphopoietin-and-apocynin-alter-the-expression-of-airway-remodeling-factors-in-human-rhinovirus-infected-cells
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Joanna Wieczfinska, Rafal Pawliczak
Airway remodeling is a characteristic of bronchial asthma. The process involves the expression of many genes, such as transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β), tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMP-1), MMP and arginase. Human rhinovirus (HRV) is known to cause asthma exacerbations, and viral infections might be involved in the development of airway remodeling. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the influence of HRV on the genes involved in airway remodeling and to examine the impact of thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) and contribution of oxidative stress on airway remodeling in the context of HRV infection...
August 2017: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542286/clinical-impact-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-on-non-cystic-fibrosis-bronchiectasis-a-study-on-1-790-patients-from-the-spanish-bronchiectasis-historical-registry
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David De la Rosa, Miguel-Angel Martínez-Garcia, Rosa Maria Giron, Montserrat Vendrell, Casilda Olveira, Luis Borderias, Luis Maiz, Antoni Torres, Eva Martinez-Moragon, Olga Rajas, Francisco Casas, Rosa Cordovilla, Javier de Gracia
BACKGROUND: Few studies have evaluated the coexistence of bronchiectasis (BE) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in series of patients diagnosed primarily with BE. The aim of this study was to analyse the characteristics of patients with BE associated with COPD included in the Spanish Bronchiectasis Historical Registry and compare them to the remaining patients with non-cystic fibrosis BE. METHODS: We conducted a multicentre observational study of historical cohorts, analysing the characteristics of 1,790 patients who had been included in the registry between 2002 and 2011...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515300/a-novel-a-h7n2-influenza-virus-isolated-from-a-veterinarian-caring-for-cats-in-a-new-york-city-animal-shelter-causes-mild-disease-and-transmits-poorly-in-the-ferret-model
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Jessica A Belser, Joanna A Pulit-Penaloza, Xiangjie Sun, Nicole Brock, Claudia Pappas, Hannah M Creager, Hui Zeng, Terrence M Tumpey, Taronna R Maines
In December 2016, a low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) A(H7N2) virus was identified as the causative source of an outbreak in a cat shelter in New York City, which subsequently spread to multiple shelters in New York and Pennsylvania. One person with occupational exposure to infected cats became infected with the virus, representing the first LPAI H7N2 human infection in North America since 2003. Considering the close contact that frequently occurs between companion animals and humans, it was critical to assess the relative risk of this novel virus to public health...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508743/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 monitoredand screened for Mycobacterium spp. We report 6 Chinese-origin rhesus macaques infected with Mycobacterium kansasii thatexhibited 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...
May 15, 2017: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507352/candidiasis-prevalence-and-resistance-profiling-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-of-pakistan
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Bushra Jamil, Mohammad Tauseef Mukhtar Bokhari, Azhar Saeed, Mohammad Zahid Mukhtar Bokhari, Zakir Hussain, Tayyaba Khalid, Habib Bokhari, Mohammad Imran, Shahid Ahmad Abbasi
OBJECTIVE: To determine Candida colonisation/infection in renal transplant patients and to determine the resistance pattern against antifungal drugs. METHODS: This prospective, observational study was conducted at Al-Sayyed Hospital, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, from January to October 2014, in collaboration with the Microbiology and Public Health Laboratory's, Islamabad campus..The clinical specimens investigated included respiratory tract secretions, blood, urine, high vaginal swab, skin scrapings, and plastic devices samples...
May 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468888/antibody-induced-internalization-of-the-human-respiratory-syncytial-virus-fusion-protein
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A Leemans, M De Schryver, W Van der Gucht, A Heykers, I Pintelon, A L Hotard, M L Moore, J A Melero, J S McLellan, B S Graham, L Broadbent, U F Power, G Caljon, P Cos, L Maes, P Delputte
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections remain a major cause of respiratory disease and hospitalizations among infants. Infection recurs frequently and establishes a weak and short-lived immunity. To date, RSV immunoprophylaxis and vaccine research is mainly focused on the RSV fusion (F) protein, but a vaccine remains elusive. The RSV F protein is a highly conserved surface glycoprotein and is the main target of neutralizing antibodies induced by natural infection. Here, we analyzed an internalization process of antigen-antibody complexes after binding of RSV-specific antibodies to RSV antigens expressed on the surface of infected cells...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459399/-biliverdin-protects-the-isolated-lungs-from-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-via-anti-apoptosis
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Jieyun Sun, Peng Zhang, Xinying Yang, Di Xu, Bin Du, Junliang Chen, Minchen Wu, Qingfeng Pang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of biliverdin (BV) on the lung ischemia/reperfusion injury (LIRI), and to investigate the mechanism of BV in treatment of LIRI. METHODS: Thirty-two male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into control group, LIRI group, glutathione (GSH) group and BV-treated group, with 8 rats in each group. The rat LIRI model was reproduced by isolated lung perfusion system. Fifteen minutes after perfusion balance, lungs of control group were perfused continuously for 90 minutes, and the lungs in other groups were reperfused for 90 minutes after 1-hour ischemia, while the perfusion was added 10 μmol/L BV in BV-treated group and 4 mmol/L GSH in GSH group respectively...
January 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450970/aberrant-dna-methylation-and-expression-of-spdef-and-foxa2-in-airway-epithelium-of-patients-with-copd
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J Song, I H Heijink, L E M Kistemaker, M Reinders-Luinge, W Kooistra, J A Noordhoek, R Gosens, C A Brandsma, W Timens, P S Hiemstra, M G Rots, M N Hylkema
BACKGROUND: Goblet cell metaplasia, a common feature of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), is associated with mucus hypersecretion which contributes to the morbidity and mortality among patients. Transcription factors SAM-pointed domain-containing Ets-like factor (SPDEF) and forkhead box protein A2 (FOXA2) regulate goblet cell differentiation. This study aimed to (1) investigate DNA methylation and expression of SPDEF and FOXA2 during goblet cell differentiation and (2) compare this in airway epithelial cells from patients with COPD and controls during mucociliary differentiation...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424691/increased-autophagy-related-5-gene-expression-is-associated-with-collagen-expression-in-the-airways-of-refractory-asthmatics
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Audrey H Poon, David F Choy, Fazila Chouiali, Rakhee K Ramakrishnan, Bassam Mahboub, Severine Audusseau, Andrea Mogas, Jeffrey M Harris, Joseph R Arron, Catherine Laprise, Qutayba Hamid
BACKGROUND: Fibrosis, particularly excessive collagen deposition, presents a challenge for treating asthmatic individuals. At present, no drugs can remove or reduce excessive collagen in asthmatic airways. Hence, the identification of pathways involved in collagen deposition would help to generate therapeutic targets to interfere with the airway remodeling process. Autophagy, a cellular degradation process, has been shown to be dysregulated in various fibrotic diseases, and genetic association studies in independent human populations have identified autophagy-related 5 (ATG5) to be associated with asthma pathogenesis...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
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