Nurlan Dauletbaev

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BACKGROUND To monitor gene therapy, we wished to quantify cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) mRNA. We developed a PCR-based method to measure CFTR mRNA in clinical samples. METHODS Expression was determined by reverse transcription-competitive multiplex PCR (RCMP) for CFTR and glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH)(More)
Pressurized whey supplementation, by its antioxidant and nutritional properties, may improve exercise tolerance and potentiate the effects of exercise training in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, 22 patients with COPD were allocated to receive active pressurized whey or(More)
BACKGROUND Reduced glutathione (GSH) is a major antioxidant in the lung. In cystic fibrosis (CF) patients, extracellular GSH levels of lower airways, obtained by bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), were reported to be lower than non-CF individuals. METHODS Upper airway secretions of stable adult CF patients (29 spontaneous and 13 induced sputum) and non-CF(More)
BACKGROUND High-dose ibuprofen is clinically effective in cystic fibrosis (CF); however, its molecular mechanisms are poorly understood. OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that clinically relevant concentrations of ibuprofen suppress activation of nuclear factor (NF)-kappaB and thus down-regulate stimulated interleukin (IL)-8 production in CF respiratory(More)
BACKGROUND Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) inhibit colonic tumourigenesis and have an established usefulness in cancer prevention. Because polyamines are essential for neoplastic cell growth, the aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of NSAIDs (indomethacin, a nonselective COX-1 and COX-2 inhibitor) on polyamine metabolism in colon(More)
BACKGROUND Lung infection caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa is associated with an exuberant inflammatory response, oxidative stress, and lung damage. Whey protein is a rich source of cysteine, and anti-inflammatory and immune-enhancing peptides. Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of whey are augmented by hyperbaric pressure treatment. In this(More)
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is characterized by malnutrition, chronic pulmonary inflammation, and oxidative stress. Whey protein is rich in sulfhydryl groups and is recognized for its ability to increase glutathione and reduce oxidative stress. Previously, we have shown that supplementation with whey increased intracellular glutathione levels in patients with CF.(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE There is current interest in vitamin D as a potential anti-inflammatory treatment for chronic inflammatory lung disease, including cystic fibrosis (CF). Vitamin D transcriptionally up-regulates the anti-inflammatory gene DUSP1, which partly controls production of the inflammatory chemokine IL-8. IL-8 is overabundant in CF airways,(More)
Aspergillus colonization is a common phenomenon in adult cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. The clinical significance of Aspergillus for the pathogenesis of CF lung disease remains unclear and factors predisposing to such colonization are still completely unknown. We investigated the prevalence of Aspergillus colonization in 104 adult CF patients who attended(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Human defensins are antibiotic peptides expressed in myeloid and epithelial cells. Human alpha-defensin 5 (HD5) has been detected in Paneth cell granules in the crypts of Lieberkühn and has recently been identified in the female reproductive tract. The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of HD5 mRNA in nasal and bronchial(More)