Label-Free Quantitative Proteomics Identifies Novel Biomarkers for Distinguishing Tuberculosis Pleural Effusion from Malignant Pleural Effusion.


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  • DOI:10.1002/prca.201900001
  • 作者列表:"Pan L","Zhang X","Jia H","Huang M","Liu F","Wang J","Du B","Wei R","Sun Q","Xing A","Li Q","Zhang Z
  • 发表时间:2020-01-01

PURPOSE:To identify potential protein biomarkers for distinguishing tuberculosis plural effusion (TBPE) from malignant plural effusion (MPE). EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN:Five independent samples from each group (TBPE and MPE) are enrolled for label-free quantitative proteomics analyses. The differentially expressed proteins are validated by western blot and ELISA. Logistic regression analysis is used to obtain the optimal diagnostic model. RESULTS:In total, 14 proteins with significant difference are identified between TBPE and MPE. Seven differentially expressed proteins are validated using western blot, and the expression patterns of these seven proteins are similar with those in proteomics analysis. Statistically significant differences in four proteins (AGP1, ORM2, C9, and SERPING1) are noted between TBPE and MPE in the training set (n = 230). Logistic regression analysis shows the combination of AGP1-ORM2-C9 presents a sensitivity of 73.0% (92/126) and specificity of 89.4% (93/104) in discriminating TBPE from MPE. Additional validation is performed to evaluate the diagnostic model in an independent blind testing set (n = 80), and yielded a sensitivity of 74.4% (32/43) and specificity of 91.9% (34/37) in discriminating TBPE from MPE. CONCLUSION:The study uncovers the proteomic profiles of TBPE and MPE, and provides new potential diagnostic biomarkers for distinguishing TBPE from MPE.


目的: 确定区分结核复数积液 (TBPE) 和恶性复数积液 (MPE) 的潜在蛋白生物标志物。 实验设计: 每组 5 个独立样本 (TBPE 和 MPE) 进行无标记定量蛋白质组学分析。通过 western blot 和 ELISA 验证差异表达蛋白。采用 Logistic 回归分析得到最优诊断模型。 结果: 共鉴定出 TBPE 和 MPE 有显著性差异的蛋白 14 个。使用 western blot 验证了 7 个差异表达蛋白,这 7 个蛋白的表达模式与蛋白质组学分析中的表达模式相似。在训练集中 TBPE 和 MPE 之间观察到 4 种蛋白 (AGP1 、 ORM2 、 C9 和 SERPING1) 的统计学显著差异 (n = 230)。Logistic 回归分析显示,AGP1-ORM2-C9 组合在区分 TBPE 和 MPE 方面的敏感性为 73.0% (92/126),特异性为 89.4% (93/104)。在独立盲测试集中 (n = 80) 进行额外的验证以评估诊断模型,并产生 74.4% (32/43) 和 91.9% (34/37) 的灵敏度和特异性。区分 TBPE 和 MPE。 结论: 该研究揭示了 TBPE 和 MPE 的蛋白质组学特征,为区分 TBPE 和 MPE 提供了新的潜在诊断生物标志物。



作者列表:["De Cunto G","Brancaleone V","Riemma MA","Cerqua I","Vellecco V","Spaziano G","Cavarra E","Bartalesi B","D'Agostino B","Lungarella G","Cirino G","Lucattelli M","Roviezzo F"]

METHODS:BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:A critical role for sphingosine kinase/sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) pathway in the control of airway function has been demonstrated in respiratory diseases. Here, we address S1P contribution in a mouse model of mild chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH:C57BL/6J mice have been exposed to room air or cigarette smoke up to 11 months and killed at different time points. Functional and molecular studies have been performed. KEY RESULTS:Cigarette smoke caused emphysematous changes throughout the lung parenchyma coupled to a progressive collagen deposition in both peribronchiolar and peribronchial areas. The high and low airways showed an increased reactivity to cholinergic stimulation and α-smooth muscle actin overexpression. Similarly, an increase in airway reactivity and lung resistances following S1P challenge occurred in smoking mice. A high expression of S1P, Sph-K2 , and S1P receptors (S1P2 and S1P3 ) has been detected in the lung of smoking mice. Sphingosine kinases inhibition reversed the increased cholinergic response in airways of smoking mice. CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS:S1P signalling up-regulation follows the disease progression in smoking mice and is involved in the development of airway hyperresponsiveness. Our study defines a therapeutic potential for S1P inhibitors in management of airways hyperresponsiveness associated to emphysema in smokers with both asthma and COPD.

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作者列表:["Bernstein DM","Toth B","Rogers RA","Kling DE","Kunzendorf P","Phillips JI","Ernst H"]

METHODS::The interim results from this 90-day multi-dose, inhalation toxicology study with life-time post-exposure observation has shown an important fundamental difference in persistence and pathological response in the lung between brake dust derived from brake-pads manufactured with chrysotile, TiO2 or chrysotile alone in comparison to the amphiboles, crocidolite and amosite asbestos. In the brake dust exposure groups no significant pathological response was observed at any time. Slight macrophage accumulation of particles was noted. Wagner-scores, were from 1 to 2 (1 = air-control group) and were similar to the TiO2 group. Chrysotile being biodegradable, shows a weakening of its matrix and breaking into short fibers & particles that can be cleared by alveolar macrophages and continued dissolution. In the chrysotile exposure groups, particle laden macrophage accumulation was noted leading to a slight interstitial inflammatory response (Wagner-score 1-3). There was no peribronchiolar inflammation and occasional very slight interstitial fibrosis. The histopathology and the confocal analyses clearly differentiate the pathological response from amphibole asbestos, crocidolite and amosite, compared to that from the brake dust and chrysotile. Both crocidolite and amosite induced persistent inflammation, microgranulomas, and fibrosis (Wagner-scores 4), which persisted through the post exposure period. The confocal microscopy of the lung and snap-frozen chestwalls quantified the extensive inflammatory response and collagen development in the lung and on the visceral and parietal surfaces. The interim results reported here, provide a clear basis for differentiating the effects from brake dust exposure from those following amphibole asbestos exposure. The subsequent results through life-time post-exposure will follow.

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作者列表:["Zaragosi LE","Deprez M","Barbry P"]

METHODS::The respiratory tract is lined by a pseudo-stratified epithelium from the nose to terminal bronchioles. This first line of defense of the lung against external stress includes five main cell types: basal, suprabasal, club, goblet and multiciliated cells, as well as rare cells such as ionocytes, neuroendocrine and tuft/brush cells. At homeostasis, this epithelium self-renews at low rate but is able of fast regeneration upon damage. Airway epithelial cell lineages during regeneration have been investigated in the mouse by genetic labeling, mainly after injuring the epithelium with noxious agents. From these approaches, basal cells have been identified as progenitors of club, goblet and multiciliated cells, but also of ionocytes and neuroendocrine cells. Single-cell RNA sequencing, coupled to lineage inference algorithms, has independently allowed the establishment of comprehensive pictures of cell lineage relationships in both mouse and human. In line with genetic tracing experiments in mouse trachea, studies using single-cell RNA sequencing (RNAseq) have shown that basal cells first differentiate into club cells, which in turn mature into goblet cells or differentiate into multiciliated cells. In the human airway epithelium, single-cell RNAseq has identified novel intermediate populations such as deuterosomal cells, 'hybrid' mucous-multiciliated cells and progenitors of rare cells. Novel differentiation dynamics, such as a transition from goblet to multiciliated cells have also been discovered. The future of cell lineage relationships in the respiratory tract now resides in the combination of genetic labeling approaches with single-cell RNAseq to establish, in a definitive manner, the hallmarks of cellular lineages in normal and pathological situations.

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