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Laurent Mascarell, Thierry Batard, Jean F Cuiné, Emmanuel Nony
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 7, 2018: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402810/basophil-membrane-expression-of-epithelial-cytokine-receptors-in-patients-with-severe-asthma
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Monica Boita, Enrico Heffler, Paola Omedè, Michela Bellocchia, Claudia Bussolino, Paolo Solidoro, Veronica Giorgis, Francesco Guerrera, Giuseppe Riva, Luisa Brussino, Caterina Bucca, Giovanni Rolla
BACKGROUND: Severe asthma is a heterogeneous disease, which is characterized by airway damage and remodeling. All triggers of asthma, such as allergens, bacteria, viruses, and pollutants, interact with the airway epithelial cells, which drive the airway inflammatory response through the release of cytokines, particularly IL-25, IL-33, and thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP). OBJECTIVES AND METHODS: To investigate whether the expression of the IL-25, IL-33, and TSLP receptors on the basophil membrane are associated with asthma severity...
February 3, 2018: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402803/identification-of-immunoglobulin-e-binding-proteins-of-the-xerophilic-fungus-aspergillus-penicillioides-crude-mycelial-mat-extract-and-serological-reactivity-assessment-in-subjects-with-different-allergen-reactivity-profiles
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Joenice González De León, Ricardo González Méndez, Carmen L Cadilla, Félix E Rivera-Mariani, Benjamín Bolaños-Rosero
BACKGROUND: Aspergillus penicillioides is a very common indoor xerophilic fungus and potential causative agent of respiratory conditions. Although people are constantly exposed to A. penicillioides, no proteins with allergenic potential have been described. Therefore, we aim to confirm allergic sensitization to A. penicillioides through reactivity in serological assays and detect immunoglobulin E (IgE)-binding proteins. METHODS: In an indirect ELISA, we compared the serological reactivity to A...
February 3, 2018: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29393253/activation-of-bombesin-receptor-subtype-3-promotes-antigen-presenting-action-in-human-bronchial-epithelial-cells
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Huijun Liu, Lihua Peng, Chi Liu, Yurong Tan, Yang Xiang, Xiangping Qu, H Christian Weber, Minhui Dai, Xiaoqun Qin
BACKGROUND: Bombesin receptor subtype-3 (BRS-3) is a member of the bombesin-like peptide receptor family. Our previous studies demonstrated that activation of the human BRS-3 plays a protective role in oxidation-injured human bronchial epithelial cells (HBEC). The present study was designed to determine the role of BRS-3 activation in the antigen-presenting action of HBEC and the corresponding proliferation and differentiation of T cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In vivo, an asthma animal model was established and the expression and distribution of BRS-3 were analyzed by immunocytochemistry...
January 27, 2018: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29393209/therapeutic-role-for-tsp-2-antibody-in-a-murine-asthma-model
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Kai Li, En Ping Huang, Jin Su, Ping Zhu, Jun Lin, Shen Qiu Luo, Cui Lan Yang
BACKGROUND: Specific immunotherapy, including agonists for Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2), have been shown to protect from allergies and to have a high immunomodulatory capacity. METHODS: A new antibody, TSP-2, reactive against an epitope of the extracellular domain of TLR2, was identified. The effect of the antibody on dendritic cells was assessed by immunohistochemistry, Western blot, and flow cytometric analysis. The effect of TSP-2 in a murine asthma model induced with ovalbumin (OVA) was assessed...
January 27, 2018: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29393216/establishing-a-safe-administration-of-asa-in-cardiovascular-patients-with-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drug-hypersensitivity-with-skin-and-or-respiratory-involvement
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Mona Al-Ahmad, Tito Rodriguez-Bouza, Midhat Nurkic
BACKGROUND: A history of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) hypersensitivity with cross-intolerance to several drugs is common in some patients with coronary artery disease. We present a series of patients with acute coronary syndrome undergoing ASA desensitization prior to a possible stent to evaluate the short- and long-term efficacy and safety. The aim was to evaluate the outcomes of an ASA desensitization protocol developed by our center based on the guidelines proposed by the EAACI drug allergy expert recommendations...
January 26, 2018: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29393169/hereditary-and-acquired-angioedema-heterogeneity-of-pathogenesis-and-clinical-phenotypes
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Maria Bova, Giulia De Feo, Roberta Parente, Tiziana De Pasquale, Carmela Gravante, Stefano Pucci, Eustachio Nettis, Massimo Triggiani
Recurrent angioedema (AE) without wheals is increasingly recognized as a clinical entity and a frequent cause of admission to the emergency room. The Hereditary Angioedema Working Group (HAWK) classification allowed the scientific community to go beyond the semantic confusion that dominated this topic for decades. This classification distinguishes hereditary and acquired forms of AE, either related or unrelated to C1 inhibitor deficiency. Recently, additional mechanisms have been involved in the AE pathogenesis, including the uncontrolled activation of factor XII, generation of vasoactive mediators that induce dysregulation of endothelial functions, and bidirectional interactions between mast cell-derived mediators and the plasma contact system...
January 26, 2018: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29393195/fecal-microbiome-and-food-allergy-in-pediatric-atopic-dermatitis-a-cross-sectional-pilot-study
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Karin B Fieten, Joan E E Totté, Evgeni Levin, Marta Reyman, Yolanda Meijer, André Knulst, Frank Schuren, Suzanne G M A Pasmans
BACKGROUND: Exposure to microbes may be important in the development of atopic disease. Atopic diseases have been associated with specific characteristics of the intestinal microbiome. The link between intestinal microbiota and food allergy has rarely been studied, and the gold standard for diagnosing food allergy (double-blind placebo-controlled food challenge [DBPCFC]) has seldom been used. We aimed to distinguish fecal microbial signatures for food allergy in children with atopic dermatitis (AD)...
January 25, 2018: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29393242/focus-on-the-involvement-of-the-nose-and-paranasal-sinuses-in-eosinophilic-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-churg-strauss-syndrome-nasal-cytology-reveals-infiltration-of-eosinophils-as-a-very-common-feature
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Veronica Seccia, Chiara Baldini, Manuela Latorre, Matteo Gelardi, Iacopo Dallan, Lodovica Cristofani-Mencacci, Stefano Sellari-Franceschini, Maria Laura Bartoli, Elena Bacci, Pierluigi Paggiaro
BACKGROUND: Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) is a necrotizing vasculitis that predominantly affects small- to medium-sized vessels. It is characterized by a wide spectrum of extrapulmonary symptoms, including sinonasal and paranasal sinus abnormalities. These are the most common features of this disease, constituting diagnostic criteria for EGPA. However, the actual clinical features, cellular mechanisms and impact on patients' quality of life (QoL) are still a matter of study...
January 23, 2018: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29393170/predictors-of-persistent-milk-allergy-in-children-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Yumi Koike, Sakura Sato, Noriyuki Yanagida, Tomoyuki Asaumi, Kiyotake Ogura, Kiyotaka Ohtani, Takanori Imai, Motohiro Ebisawa
BACKGROUND: Cow's milk (CM) allergy is the second most common food allergy developed during infancy in Japan. To identify predictors of persistent CM allergy, we investigated the tolerance acquisition rate based on an oral food challenge in children under 6 years of age, diagnosed with immediate-type CM allergy. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included 131 children born in 2005 with a history of immediate allergic reaction to CM, of whom 39 were excluded because of ongoing oral immunotherapy (n = 18) or a lack of follow-up data (n = 21)...
January 23, 2018: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353269/clinical-characteristics-and-allergen-sensitization-patterns-of-patients-with-local-allergic-rhinitis-in-southern-china
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Xiao Yao Tao, Chew Lip Ng, Dong Chen, Zhi Bin Lin, Shu Lian Wu, Mei Jun Liang, Chun Wei Li, Rui Xu
BACKGROUND: Local allergic rhinitis (LAR) is characterized by the production of specific IgE (sIgE) in the nasal mucosa without evidence of systemic atopy. The characteristics of LAR in Caucasians have been well documented. LAR is understudied in China, with prevalence, patient demographics, symptomatology, and the allergen sensitization profile being poorly understood. The purpose of this study is to investigate the demographics, characteristics, and allergen sensitization profile of patients with LAR in Southern China...
January 20, 2018: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346794/clinicoepidemiologic-features-of-chronic-urticaria-in-patients-with-versus-without-subclinical-helicobacter-pylori-infection-a-cross-sectional-study-of-150-patients
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Sakshi Kohli, Vikram K Mahajan, Baldev S Rana, Karaninder S Mehta, Rashmi Kaul Raina, Pushpinder S Chauhan, Vikas Sharma, Ritu Rawat
BACKGROUND: The Helicobacter pylori infection is linked to chronic urticaria in nearly 60% of patients. We studied clinicoepidemiologic features in patients with chronic urticaria with and without H. pylori infection. METHODS: Endoscopic antral biopsy for the rapid urease test (RUT) and histopathology, and serum IgG ELISA for H. pylori infection were performed in 150 patients (male:female ratio 1:2.4) of chronic urticaria aged 18-68 years. Clinicoepidemiologic features including age, gender, age of onset and duration, frequency and distribution of wheals, urticaria severity score, and systemic symptoms were analyzed in patients with and without H...
January 19, 2018: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346795/hello-goodbye
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January 18, 2018: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342467/boiling-and-pressure-cooking-impact-on-ige-reactivity-of-soybean-allergens
#14
Beatriz Cabanillas, Carmen Cuadrado, Julia Rodriguez, Maria Carmen Dieguez, Jesus F Crespo, Natalija Novak
BACKGROUND: Soybean is one of the 8 foods that causes the most significant rate of food allergies in the USA and Europe. Thermal processing may impact on the allergenic potential of certain foods. We aimed to investigate modifications of the IgE-binding properties of soybean proteins due to processing methods that have been previously found to impact on the allergenicity of legumes such as peanut. METHODS: Soybean seeds were subjected to different thermal processing treatments...
January 18, 2018: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342461/mechanism-of-periostin-production-in-human-bronchial-smooth-muscle-cells
#15
Kosuke Makita, Yu Mikami, Hirotaka Matsuzaki, Naoya Miyashita, Hideyuki Takeshima, Satoshi Noguchi, Masafumi Horie, Hirokazu Urushiyama, Motoyasu Iikura, Masayuki Hojo, Takahide Nagase, Yasuhiro Yamauchi
BACKGROUND: Asthma is a chronic airway inflammatory disease characterized by airway remodeling, in which the bronchial smooth muscle (BSM) cells play an important role. Periostin, a biomarker that reflects Th2-driven inflammatory diseases such as asthma, may play an important role in the asthmatic airway. Although periostin is mainly produced in airway epithelial cells and fibroblasts after interleukin (IL)-13 stimulation, whether BSM cells produce periostin remains unclear. Therefore, we investigated periostin production in BSM cells and the mechanisms involved...
January 18, 2018: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342459/risk-factors-and-clinical-features-in-cashew-nut-oral-food-challenges
#16
Takashi Inoue, Kiyotake Ogura, Kyohei Takahashi, Makoto Nishino, Tomoyuki Asaumi, Noriyuki Yanagida, Sakura Sato, Motohiro Ebisawa
BACKGROUND: Cashew nuts (CN) are capable of causing severe allergic reactions. However, little has been reported about the details of CN oral food challenges (OFC). METHODS: CN-specific IgE (sIgE) levels were measured for 1 year in 66 patients who underwent an OFC with >3 g CN for diagnosis or confirmation of tolerance acquisition between June 2006 and August 2014. We retrospectively analyzed the OFC and patient background. RESULTS: The median (IQR) age of the 66 patients (48 boys/men and 18 girls/women) was 7...
January 18, 2018: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342458/glucocorticoids-modulate-th1-and-th2-responses-in-asthmatic-mouse-models-by-inhibition-of-notch1-signaling
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Chengping Hu, Zhifang Li, Juntao Feng, Yongjun Tang, Ling Qin, Xinyue Hu, Yan Zhang, Ruoxi He
BACKGROUND: Notch1 has been linked to the pathogenesis of asthma due to its contribution on Th1/Th2 imbalance. γ-Secretase inhibitor (GSI) acts as an effective blocker of Notch1 signaling. Glucocorticoids (GCs) are the most effective anti-inflammatory drugs for asthma. The present study investigated the involvement of the Notch1 pathway in the anti-inflammatory effect of GCs and its association with Th1/Th2 balance. METHODS: The asthma model was established in BALB/c mice by sensitization with ovalbumin (OVA)...
January 18, 2018: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339659/fc%C3%AE-r-ros-ck2%C3%AE-is-the-key-inducer-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation-in-a-murine-model-of-asthma
#18
June-Mo Kim, Hae-Kyoung Kim, Yoo-Na Im, Yun-Soo Bae, Suhn-Young Im, Hern-Ku Lee
BACKGROUND: The transcription factor nuclear factor (NF)-κB plays a pivotal role in the development of allergic airway inflammation. However, the mechanism of NF-κB activation in asthma remains to be elucidated. METHODS: CK2α activation was assessed by CK2α phosphorylation and protein expression. Airway levels of histamine and cytokines were determined by ELISA. We used 2 (active and passive) forms of allergic pulmonary inflammation models. In the active form, the animals were immunized with ovalbumin (OVA) intraperitoneally, followed by an airway challenge with OVA...
January 17, 2018: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339650/oral-immunotherapy-in-japanese-children-with-anaphylactic-peanut-allergy
#19
Ken-Ichi Nagakura, Sakura Sato, Noriyuki Yanagida, Makoto Nishino, Tomoyuki Asaumi, Kiyotake Ogura, Motohiro Ebisawa
BACKGROUND: Reports on oral immunotherapy (OIT) for anaphylactic food allergy are lacking. We investigated the efficacy and safety of peanut OIT for anaphylactic patients. METHODS: We enrolled 22 peanut anaphylactic patients who underwent OIT between 2011 and 2013, all of whom demonstrated anaphylaxis during a baseline double-blind, placebo-controlled food challenge. After starting in-hospital OIT, participants gradually increased ingestion to 795 mg of peanut protein per day at home and then took a maintenance dose (795 mg) daily...
January 16, 2018: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332097/is-the-atopy-patch-test-reliable-in-the-evaluation-of-food-allergy-related-atopic-dermatitis
#20
Mahboubeh Mansouri, Elham Rafiee, Sepideh Darougar, Mehrnaz Mesdaghi, Zahra Chavoshzadeh
BACKGROUND: Aeroallergens and food allergens are found to be relevant in atopic dermatitis. The atopy patch test (APT) can help to detect food allergies in children with atopic dermatitis. This study evaluates if the APT is a valuable tool in the diagnostic workup of children with food allergy-related atopic dermatitis. METHODS: 42 children between 6 months and 12 years of age were selected at the Mofid Children Hospital. Atopic dermatitis was diagnosed, and the severity of the disease was determined...
January 13, 2018: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
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