Acute Lung Disease
Elevation of circulating heme triggers acute chest syndrome in transgenic sickle mice
Dr. Solomon Ofori-Acquah’s laboratory developed the first clinically relevant mouse model of acute chest syndrome by infusing purified hemin into sickle mice.
- Ghosh S, Adisa OA, Chappa P, Tan F, Jackson KA, Archer DR, Ofori-Acquah SF. (2013). Extracellular hemin crisis triggers acute chest syndrome in sickle cell mice. J Clin Invest. 123(11):4809-20. PMID: 24084741. PMCID: PMC3809772. DOI: 10.1172/JCI64578.
Advanced high-resolution videomicroscopy of sickle cell mouse lungs
Dr. Prithu Sundd’s lab has developed advanced high-resolution videomicroscopy of sickle cell mouse lungs, which shows a role of inflammatory, adhesive mechanisms of acute cell aggregation and vaso-occlusion.
- Bennewitz MF, Jimenez MA, Vats R, Tutuncuoglu E, Jonassaint J, Kato GJ, Gladwin MT, Sundd P. (2017). Lung vaso-occlusion in sickle cell disease mediated by arteriolar neutrophil-platelet microemboli. JCI Insight. 2(1):e89761. PMID: 28097236. PMCID: PMC5214368. DOI: 10.1172/jci.insight.89761.
- Jimenez MA, Tutuncuoglu E, Barge S, Novelli EM, Sundd P. (2015). Quantitative microfluidic fluorescence microscopy to study vaso-occlusion in Sickle Cell Disease. Haematologica. 100(10):e390-3. PMID: 25975836. PMCID: PMC4591772. doi: 10.3324/haematol.2015.126631.
- Bennewitz MF, Watkins SC, Sundd P. (2014). Quantitative intravital two-photon excitation microscopy reveals absence of pulmonary vaso-occlusion in unchallenged Sickle Cell Disease mice. IntraVital. 3(2):e29748. PMID: 25995970. PMCID: PMC4435611. doi: 10.4161/intv.29748.
- Sundd P and Bennewitz MF. Leukocyte kinetics and migration in the lungs. in Hematologic Abnormalities and Acute Lung Syndromes (eds. Lee, J.S. & Donahoe, M.P.) 19-45 (Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, 2017). 10.1007/978-3-319-41912-1.
Association of acute chest syndrome with plasma levels of thrombospondin-1
Dr. Enrico Novelli, along with Drs. Gladwin, Kato, Ragni and Isenberg, have found an association of acute chest syndrome with plasma levels of thrombospondin-1, a protein that regulates nitric oxide production and blood cell adhesion.
- Novelli EM, Kato GJ, Ragni MV, Zhang Y, Hildesheim ME, Nouraie M, Barge S, Meyer MP, Hassett AC, Gordeuk VR, Gladwin MT, Isenberg JS. (2012). Plasma thrombospondin-1 is increased during acute sickle cell vaso-occlusive events and associated with acute chest syndrome, hydroxyurea therapy, and lower hemolytic rates. Am J Hematol. 87(3):326-30. PMID: 22318901. PMCID: PMC3619659. DOI: 10.1002/ajh.2274.