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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780168/specific-antibodies-for-the-detection-of-alternaria-allergens-and-the-identification-of-cross-reactive-antigens-in-other-fungi
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Teresa E Twaroch, Mirela Curin, Katja Sterflinger, Margit Focke-Tejkl, Ines Swoboda, Rudolf Valenta
BACKGROUND: The mould Alternaria alternata is an important source of respiratory allergens. A. alternata extracts show great variations regarding allergenic potency. The aim of this study was to generate antibody probes specific for important Alternaria allergens and to use them to study allergen expression, depending on different culture conditions, as well as to search for cross-reactive allergens in other mould species. METHODS: Synthetic peptides from antigenic regions of A...
October 26, 2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27685423/secondary-combined-immunodeficiency-in-pediatric-patients-after-the-fontan-operation-three-case-reports
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Eva Hlavackova, Martin Liska, Hana Jicinska, Jiri Navratil, Jiri Litzman
The Fontan operation or total cavopulmonal connection (TCPC) is a palliative surgical correction of rare and complex inborn cardiac malformations that are characterized by univentricular circulation. Protein-losing enteropathy (PLE) develops in 4-13% of patients after the Fontan procedure. Fontan-related PLE leads to secondary combined immunodeficiency marked by hypogammaglobulinemia and predominantly CD4+ lymphocytopenia. Here, we present 3 case reports of patients with secondary immunodeficiency after the Fontan operation...
September 30, 2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27685197/follow-up-of-venom-immunotherapy-on-flow-cytometry-and-definition-of-a-protective-index
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Jean Sainte-Laudy, François Touraine, Delphine Cluzan, François Belle Moudourou
BACKGROUND: A major problem of venom-specific immunotherapy (VIT) is the absence of reliable parameters for deciding treatment discontinuation. AIM OF THE STUDY: Intracutaneous tests (ICTs), the basophil activation test (BAT), specific IgEs (sIgEs) and blocking factor (BF) activity were measured during VIT. We made an evaluation by means of a protective index (PI) including ICT, BAT and BF values. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A population of 45 patients who had experienced a systemic reaction after an insect sting were tested before VIT (T0), at 1 week (T1w), at 10 weeks (T10w) and at 21 weeks (T21w), and, for a subgroup of 17 patients, at 3-5 years (T3-5y)...
September 30, 2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27642756/on-peptides-and-altered-peptide-ligands-from-origin-mode-of-action-and-design-to-clinical-application-immunotherapy
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Martín Candia, Bernhard Kratzer, Winfried F Pickl
T lymphocytes equipped with clonotypic T cell antigen receptors (TCR) recognize immunogenic peptides only when presented in the context of their own major histocompatibility complex (MHC) molecules. Peptide loading to MHC molecules occurs in intracellular compartments (ER for class I and MIIC for class II molecules) and relies on the interaction of the respective peptides and peptide binding pockets on MHC molecules. Those peptide residues not engaged in MHC binding point towards the TCR screening for possible peptide MHC complex binding partners...
September 20, 2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26986631/acknowledgement-to-the-reviewers
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March 17, 2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049211/associate-editor-motohiro-ebisawa
#6
Motohiro Ebisawa
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2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049210/hypersensitivity-reactions-to-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-among-adults-clinical-features-and-risk-factors-for-diagnosis-confirmation
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Eva Rebelo Gomes, Luísa Geraldes, Ângela Gaspar, Daniela Malheiro, Susana Cadinha, Carmo Abreu, Marta Chambel, Eugénia Almeida, Emília Faria
BACKGROUND: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) are among the most common causes of drug hypersensitivity (HS) reactions. The diagnosis is based on a careful clinical history, and provocation tests are considered the gold standard for diagnosis. Skin tests have some value to study reactions to pyrazolones. Laboratory investigations are mostly used for research purposes. Different phenotypes have been described. OBJECTIVE AND METHODS: Our aim was to describe the most common clinical manifestations of NSAID HS in a large population of adult patients, the drugs involved, the association with previously described risk factors, and the outcome of diagnostic procedures...
2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049209/diagnostic-value-of-serum-baseline-tryptase-levels-in-childhood-asthma-and-its-correlation-with-disease-severity
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Siju Gao, Jingang Fan, Zhaoan Wang
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to explore whether serum baseline tryptase (sBT) levels might be a useful marker not only for the accurate diagnosis of childhood asthma, but also for the prediction of disease severity. METHODS: A total of 114 asthmatic children were enrolled in this study, 36 of whom had mild intermittent asthma, 38 had mild persistent asthma, and 40 had moderate to severe persistent asthma. Additionally, 34 age-matched healthy children were enrolled as controls...
2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049208/the-pathogenesis-of-alcohol-induced-airflow-limitation-in-acetaldehyde-dehydrogenase-2-deficient-mice
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Terufumi Shimoda, Yasushi Obase, Hiroto Matsuse, Sadahiro Asai, Tomoaki Iwanaga
BACKGROUND: In Japanese patients, alcohol-induced asthma is attributed to elevated plasma concentrations of acetaldehyde following alcohol consumption because of an acetaldehyde dehydrogenase 2 gene (ALDH2) polymorphism. The resulting increase in plasma histamine concentrations seems to trigger the onset of asthma symptoms. However, the specific pathogenic mechanism underlying this response remains unclear. ALDH2-deficient mice were therefore generated to investigate the pathogenesis of alcohol-induced asthma...
2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049207/associate-editor-elisabetta-padovan
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Elisabetta Padovan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049206/novel-mechanisms-underlying-the-therapeutic-effect-of-glycomacropeptide-on-allergy-change-in-gut-microbiota-upregulation-of-tgf-%C3%AE-and-inhibition-of-mast-cells
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Mariela Jiménez, Daniel Cervantes-García, Yualli Haydee Muñoz, Alejandra García, Luis Miguel Haro, Eva Salinas
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of allergic diseases is globally increasing. We have previously described that glycomacropeptide (GMP), a bioactive milk peptide, has therapeutic value in experimental models of skin hypersensitivity, anaphylaxis, and asthma, as it prevents an excessive T helper type 2 cell immune response. The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of GMP on key elements directly involved in the development or control of allergy, in order to improve the precise knowledge about its mechanism of action...
2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049204/rapid-drug-desensitization-with-biologics-a-single-center-experience-with-four-biologics
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Sevim Bavbek, Reşat Kendirlinan, Pamir Çerçi, Seda Altıner, Şadan Soyyiğit, Zeynep Çelebi Sözener, Ömür Aydın, Reyhan Gümüşburun
BACKGROUND: Rapid drug desensitization (RDD) induces a temporary tolerance to biologics which induce hypersensitivity reactions (HSRs). Data are limited regarding the use of RDD outside the USA. Our purpose was to report our data on RDD to rituximab, infliximab, cetuximab, and trastuzumab. METHODS: The study was conducted as a retrospective chart review of patients with symptoms of HSRs to biologics. HSRs were classified as grades I, II, and III, based on their severity...
2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049203/the-involvement-of-protein-kinase-d-in-t-cell-induced-mast-cell-activation
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Pazit Salamon, Irit Shefler, Alon Y Hershko, Yoseph A Mekori
BACKGROUND: It has recently been reported that mast cells (MC) can be activated to degranulate and release certain cytokines in response to direct physical contact with activated but not resting T cells or their membranes. The MAPK family members ERK and p38 were found to participate. In this work, we further characterize the signaling events involved in this novel pathway of activation. METHODS: Human MC were stimulated by activated T cell membranes (T*m). Phosphorylation of kinases was assessed by Western blotting...
2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049195/immediate-type-hypersensitivity-to-heparins-two-case-reports-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#14
Philipp Cesana, Kathrin Scherer, Andreas J Bircher
Immediate type hypersensitivity reactions due to heparins are rare, and the exact immunologic pathomechanism has not been identified so far. In our 2 case reports, we describe first a 50-year-old female who received dalteparin (Fragmin®) and developed signs of an immediate type hypersensitivity reaction. The personal history revealed a previous application of dalteparin (Fragmin®). Evaluation with a skin prick test showed positive results for dalteparin. The second case deals with a 73-year-old female with a suspected immediate type reaction after the administration of dalteparin (Fragmin®)...
2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049194/early-intervention-improves-clinical-responses-to-house-dust-mite-immunotherapy-in-allergic-rhinitis-patients
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Shanshan Qi, Hao Chen, Nan Huang, Wenjing Li, Guanghui Liu, Yin Wang, Lintao Hu, Xiaolong Wang, Wei Zhang, Rongfei Zhu
BACKGROUND: Allergen immunotherapy (AIT) is the unique causal treatment for respiratory allergy. As AIT is expensive and of long duration, the availability of a marker predicting AIT responders is of crucial relevance. OBJECTIVE: To investigate clinical parameters correlated with effective AIT in allergic rhinitis (AR) patients. METHODS: This is a prospective, nonrandomized open study in which a total of 284 AR patients who had received house dust mite (HDM) subcutaneous AIT were enrolled from January 2011 to December 2015, and then followed up for 3 consecutive years...
2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049193/safety-and-efficacy-of-low-dose-oral-immunotherapy-for-hen-s-egg-allergy-in-children
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Noriyuki Yanagida, Sakura Sato, Tomoyuki Asaumi, Kenichi Nagakura, Kiyotake Ogura, Motohiro Ebisawa
BACKGROUND: The minimal dose for oral immunotherapy (OIT) tolerance is unknown. We investigated the efficacy and safety of low-dose OIT with 1/32 of the volume of a whole egg. METHODS: Thirty-three children (aged ≥5 years) with egg allergies confirmed by oral food challenge against 1/32 of a heated whole egg (194 mg of egg protein) were enrolled. The OIT group ingested a scrambled egg once a day. The volume was gradually increased up to a maximum of 1/32 of a heated whole egg...
2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049191/adult-food-allergy-prevalence-reducing-questionnaire-bias
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Letícia A Silva, Anna Flávia M Silva, Âmela C Ribeiro, Augusto O Silva, Felipe A Vieira, Gesmar R S Segundo
BACKGROUND: Food allergy (FA) prevalence has increased in the last decades, but epidemiologic studies could show overestimated results. The objective of this study is to estimate the prevalence of immediate FA in adults in a region of Central Brazil, using a questionnaire to try to reduce misperceptions about FA reaction. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted, enrolling an adult population aged 18-65 years comprised of families in a Central Brazilian city...
2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049188/association-of-polysensitization-allergic-multimorbidity-and-allergy-severity-a-cross-sectional-study-of-school-children
#18
Eun Kyo Ha, Ji Hyeon Baek, So-Yeon Lee, Yong Mean Park, Woo Kyung Kim, Youn Ho Sheen, Seung Jin Lee, Youngoh Bae, Jihyeon Kim, Kee-Jae Lee, Kangmo Ahn, Ho-Jang Kwon, Man Yong Han
BACKGROUND: Aeroallergen sensitization is related to the coexistence of allergic diseases, but the nature of this relationship is poorly understood. The aim of this study was to clarify the relationship of polysensitization with allergic multimorbidities and the severity of allergic diseases. METHODS: This study is a cross-sectional analysis of 3,368 Korean children aged 6-7 years-old. We defined IgE-mediated allergic diseases based on structured questionnaires, and classified the sensitivity to 18 aeroallergens by logistic regression and the Ward hierarchical clustering method...
2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049187/enhanced-prophylactic-and-therapeutic-effects-of-polylysine-modified-ara-h-2-dna-vaccine-in-a-mouse-model-of-peanut-allergy
#19
Zhenlai Zhu, Jinlei Yu, Yuan Niu, Shuhong Sun, Yufeng Liu, Andrew Saxon, Ke Zhang, Wei Li
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of food allergy has been increasing, but treatment is very limited. DNA vaccination has been recognized as a promising method for the treatment of allergic diseases; however, poor immunogenicity has hindered its application. METHODS: BALB/c mice were intradermally injected with plasmid DNA encoding the peanut protein Ara h 2 (pAra h 2) or pAra h 2 pretreated with poly-L- lysine (PLL) before or after sensitization with Ara h 2 protein. Ara h 2-specific antibodies were measured by ELISA...
2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049186/diesel-exhaust-particles-enhance-muc4-expression-in-nci-h292-cells-and-nasal-epithelial-cells-via-the-p38-creb-pathway
#20
Il-Ho Park, Ju-Hyung Kang, Jin Ah Kim, Jae-Min Shin, Heung-Man Lee
BACKGROUND: Diesel exhaust particles (DEPs), the major contributors to air pollution, induce inflammatory responses in the nasal epithelium. Overproduction of airway mucins is an important pathogenic finding in inflammatory airway diseases. OBJECTIVE: The aims of the present study were to determine the effect of DEPs on the expression of the mucin gene MUC4 and to investigate the underlying mechanism of DEP-induced MUC4 expression in NCI-H292 cells and primary nasal epithelial cells (PNECs)...
2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
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