Intraoperative cell salvage during cardiac surgery is associated with reduced postoperative lung injury.
Utrecht, Netherlands. In Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg, Jan 2016
METHODS: Serial measurements of systemic plasma concentrations of interleukin-6 (IL-6), myeloperoxidase, elastase, surfactant protein D (SP-D), Clara cell 16 kD protein (CC16) and soluble receptor for advanced glycation endproducts (sRAGEs) were performed on blood samples from 195 patients who underwent cardiac surgery with the use of a cell salvage (CS) device (CS, n = 99) or without (CONTROL, n = 96).
Identification of genomic aberrations in hemangioblastoma by droplet digital PCR and SNP microarray highlights novel candidate genes and pathways for pathogenesis.
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel. In Bmc Genomics, Dec 2015
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings provide the first high-resolution genome-wide view of chromosomal changes in hemangioblastoma and identify 23 candidate genes: EGFR, PRDM16, PTPN11, HOXD11, HOXD13, FLT3, PTCH, FGFR1, FOXP1, GPC3, HOXC13, HOXC11, MKL1, CHEK2, IRF4, GPHN, IKZF1, RB1, HOXA9, and micro RNA, such as hsa-mir-196a-2 for hemangioblastoma pathogenesis.
SURFACTANT PROTEINS IN SMOKING-RELATED LUNG DISEASE.
Athens, Greece. In Curr Top Med Chem, Oct 2015
The protein part of surfactant constitutes two hydrophilic proteins (SP-A and SP-D) that regulate surfactant metabolism and have immunologic functions, and two hydrophobic proteins (SP-B and SP-C), which play a direct role in the organization of the surfactant structure in the interphase and in the stabilization of the lipid layers during the respiratory cycle.
Immunoregulatory functions of surfactant proteins.
Durham, United States. In Nat Rev Immunol, 2005
In this article, I review the structure and functions of the surfactant proteins SP-A and SP-D in regulating host immune defence and in modulating inflammatory responses.
Collections and ficolins: humoral lectins of the innate immune defense.
Denmark. In Annu Rev Immunol, 2002
The human collectins, mannan-binding lectin (MBL) and surfactant protein A and D (SP-A and SP-D), are oligomeric proteins composed of carbohydrate-recognition domains (CRDs) attached to collagenous regions and are thus structurally similar to the ficolins, L-ficolin, M-ficolin, and H-ficolin.