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Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391980/histamine-h1-and-h4-receptor-expression-on-the-ocular-surface-of%C3%A2-patients-with-chronic-allergic-conjunctival-diseases
#1
Noriko Inada, Jun Shoji, Yukiko Shiraki, Hiroshi Aso, Satoru Yamagami
BACKGROUND: This study investigated the histamine H1 and H4 receptors mRNA (H1R and H4R, respectively) expression on the ocular surface of patients with chronic forms of allergic conjunctival diseases to determine whether they can serve as biomarkers for allergic inflammation in the conjunctiva. METHODS: We examined 19 patients with vernal or atopic keratoconjunctivitis (AKC/VKC group) and 15 healthy volunteers (control group). The AKC/VKC group was divided into active and stable stage subgroups...
April 5, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391979/maintenance-of-pathogenic-th2-cells-in-allergic-disorders
#2
REVIEW
Kenta Shinoda, Kiyoshi Hirahara, Toshinori Nakayama
Immunological memory is an important protective mechanism that enables host organisms to respond rapidly and vigorously to pathogens that have been previously encountered. In addition to the protective function, memory CD4(+) T helper (Th) cells play a central role in the pathogenesis of chronic inflammatory disorders, including asthma. Recently, several investigators have identified phenotypically and functionally distinct memory Th2 cell subsets that produce IL-5. These memory Th2 cell subsets play an important role in the pathology of allergic inflammation and function as memory-type "pathogenic Th2 (Tpath2) cells" both in mice and humans...
April 5, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389065/nattokinase-profibrinolytic-enzyme-effectively-shrinks-the-nasal-polyp-tissue-and-decreases-viscosity-of-mucus
#3
Tetsuji Takabayashi, Yoshimasa Imoto, Masafumi Sakashita, Yukinori Kato, Takahiro Tokunaga, Kanako Yoshida, Norihiko Narita, Tamotsu Ishizuka, Shigeharu Fujieda
BACKGROUND: Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) is often comorbid with asthma and resistant to therapeutic interventions. We recently reported that excessive fibrin deposition caused by impairment of fibrinolysis might play pivotal role in forming nasal polyp. Nattokinase (NK), a serine protease produced by Bacillus subtilis, has been reported to be a strong fibrinolytic enzyme. NK could be a promising drug candidate for use in the treatment of both CRSwNP and asthma. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of NK on nasal polyp tissues from patients with CRSwNP...
April 4, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381367/patch-testing-in-patients-with-recurrent-vesicular-hand-eczema
#4
LETTER
Risa Tamagawa-Mineoka, Naomi Nakamura, Sachiko Ueda, Koji Masuda, Norito Katoh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366676/pustular-allergic-contact-dermatitis-caused-by-disperse-yellow-3-in-a-dark-blue-dress
#5
LETTER
Eri Hotta, Risa Tamagawa-Mineoka, Koji Masuda, Norito Katoh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 30, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366675/the-dual-regulation-of-substance-p-mediated-inflammation-via-human-synovial-mast-cells-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#6
Yuki Okamura, Shintaro Mishima, Jun-Ichi Kashiwakura, Tomomi Sasaki-Sakamoto, Shota Toyoshima, Kazumichi Kuroda, Shu Saito, Yasuaki Tokuhashi, Yoshimichi Okayama
BACKGROUND: Neural pathways are thought to be directly involved in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Although synovial mast cells (MCs) are activated by substance P (SP), the role of MCs in neural pathways in RA remains unknown. The aims of this study were to investigate 1) whether tachykinins are produced by synovial MCs and whether production differs in RA and osteoarthritis (OA) patients, and 2) what is the responsible receptor for SP in synovial MCs. METHODS: Synovial tissues were obtained from patients with RA or OA undergoing joint replacement surgery...
March 30, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336254/effectiveness-of-training-patients-using-dvd-in-the-accurate-use-of%C3%A2-inhalers-for-the-treatment-of-bronchial-asthma
#7
Koichiro Takita, Rieko Kondo, Takahiko Horiguchi
BACKGROUND: Inhalants are the standard treatment for patients with bronchial asthma. Inaccurate inhaler use leads to inadequate therapeutic effects and unnecessary dosage increases. However, it is a challenge for practitioners to master the various devices available and train patients on the accurate use of inhalers. Thus, establishing a system to instruct patients on how to accurately use inhalers is essential. We prepared a DVD and accompanying user manual explaining the operation of each inhaler device used in Japan...
March 20, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320580/roles-of-alternatively-activated-m2-macrophages-in-allergic-contact-dermatitis
#8
REVIEW
Kotaro Suzuki, Kazuyuki Meguro, Daiki Nakagomi, Hiroshi Nakajima
Alternatively activated macrophages (M2 macrophages) play key roles in the suppression of Th1 cell responses and the orchestration of tissue repair. However, recent studies have shown that M2 macrophages have potentials to produce high levels of proinflammatory cytokines such as IL-1β, IL-6, and TNF-α, suggesting that M2 macrophages may exacerbate inflammation in some settings. In this regard, we have recently shown that large numbers of M2 macrophages accumulate in the sites of hapten-induced contact hypersensitivity (CHS), an animal model of allergic contact dermatitis, and that M2 macrophages exacerbate hapten-induced CHS by producing matrix metalloproteinase 12 (MMP12)...
March 17, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318886/airway-inflammation-phenotype-prediction-in-asthma-patients-using-lung-sound-analysis-with-fractional-exhaled-nitric-oxide
#9
Terufumi Shimoda, Yasushi Obase, Yukio Nagasaka, Hiroshi Nakano, Reiko Kishikawa, Tomoaki Iwanaga
BACKGROUND: We previously reported the results of lung sound analysis in patients with bronchial asthma and demonstrated that the exhalation-to-inhalation sound pressure ratio in the low frequency range between 100 and 200 Hz (E/I LF) was correlated with the presence of airway inflammation and airway obstruction. We classified asthma patients by airway inflammation phenotype using the induced sputum eosinophil and neutrophil ratio and determined whether this phenotype could be predicted using E/I LF and fractional exhaled nitric oxide values...
March 16, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318885/genetic-association-of-the-functional-cdhr3-genotype-with-early-onset-adult-asthma-in-japanese-populations
#10
Jun Kanazawa, Hironori Masuko, Yohei Yatagai, Tohru Sakamoto, Hideyasu Yamada, Yoshiko Kaneko, Haruna Kitazawa, Hiroaki Iijima, Takashi Naito, Takefumi Saito, Emiko Noguchi, Satoshi Konno, Masaharu Nishimura, Tomomitsu Hirota, Mayumi Tamari, Nobuyuki Hizawa
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have demonstrated that a coding SNP (rs6967330, Cys529→Tyr) in cadherin-related family member 3 (CDHR3), which was previously associated with wheezing illness and hospitalizations in infancy, could support efficient human rhinovirus C (RV-C) entry and replication. Here, we sought to examine the genetic contribution of this variant to the development of adult asthma. METHODS: We performed a candidate gene case-control association study of 2 independent Japanese populations (a total of 3366 adults)...
March 16, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318884/udp-p2y6-receptor-signaling-regulates-ige-dependent-degranulation-in-human-basophils
#11
Manabu Nakano, Koichi Ito, Takeo Yuno, Nobuyuki Soma, Syun Aburakawa, Kosuke Kasai, Toshiya Nakamura, Hideki Takami
BACKGROUND: P2Y purinergic receptors (P2YR) are G protein-coupled receptors that are stimulated by extracellular nucleotides. They mediate cellular effects by regulating cAMP production, protein kinase C activation, inositol trisphosphate generation, and Ca(2+) release from intracellular stores. The P2Y6 receptor of this family is selectively stimulated by UDP, and selectively inhibited by MRS2578. In the present study, we examined the effect of UDP/P2Y6 receptor signaling on IgE-dependent degranulation in human basophils...
March 16, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318883/predicting-future-risk-of-exacerbations-in-japanese-patients-with-adult-asthma-a-prospective-1-year-follow-up-study
#12
Akihiko Tanaka, Tomoki Uno, Haruna Sato, Megumi Jinno, Kuniaki Hirai, Yoshito Miyata, Munehiro Yamaguchi, Shin Ohta, Tetsuya Homma, Mayumi Yamamoto, Shintaro Suzuki, Takuya Yokoe, Hironori Sagara
BACKGROUND: To avoid future risk is a definitive goal of long-term asthma management. Exacerbations are considered to be the most relevant future risk in real life asthma management. Few comparative studies have evaluated the risk factors associated with exacerbations in Japanese patients with asthma. METHODS: We performed the prospective 1-year follow up study in Japanese patients with adult asthma. A total of 189 patients with asthma were enrolled and followed up for 1 year...
March 16, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298259/phenotypic-analysis-of-asthma-in-japanese-athletes
#13
Keisuke Tsukioka, Toshiyuki Koya, Hiroshi Ueno, Masachika Hayashi, Takuro Sakagami, Takashi Hasegawa, Masaaki Arakawa, Eiichi Suzuki, Toshiaki Kikuchi
BACKGROUND: Asthma in athlete populations such as Olympic athletes has various pathogeneses. However, few reports are available on the features of asthma in the athlete population in clinical practice. In this study, we focused on classifying asthma in Japanese athlete population. METHODS: We performed a cluster analysis of data from pulmonary function tests and clinical biomarkers before administering inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) therapy in athlete population of individuals diagnosed with asthma (n = 104; male, 76...
March 12, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291680/epidemiology-of-drug-induced-anaphylaxis-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-korea
#14
Han-Ki Park, Min-Gyu Kang, Min-Suk Yang, Jae-Woo Jung, Sang-Heon Cho, Hye-Ryun Kang
BACKGROUND: Epidemiology and risk factors of drug-induced anaphylaxis are difficult to estimate due to lack of confirmative diagnosis and under reporting. Here we report the current state of drug-induced anaphylaxis in Korea based on an in-hospital pharmacovigilance database in a tertiary hospital. METHODS: This study is a retrospective analysis of drug-induced anaphylaxis, reported to an in-hospital pharmacovigilance center in Seoul National University Hospital from June 2009 to May 2013...
March 10, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285848/utility-of-serum-ykl-40-levels-for-identification-of-patients-with-asthma-and-copd
#15
LETTER
Yasuhiro Gon, Shuichiro Maruoka, Reiko Ito, Kenji Mizumura, Yutaka Kozu, Hisato Hiranuma, Tomohiro Hattori, Mai Takahashi, Mari Hikichi, Shu Hashimoto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 9, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284490/probability-curves-for-predicting-symptom-severity-during-an-oral-food-challenge-with-wheat
#16
LETTER
Naomi Kamioka, Takayasu Nomura, Taisuke Kato, Mizuki Yoneyama, Takehiro Sobajima, Hisashi Tanida, Takehiro Morishita, Shiro Sugiura, Yuichiro Suda, Yasutaka Hirabayashi, Chieko Misawa, Hidenori Tanaka, Mihoko Mizuno, Akihiko Terada, Yasushi Kanda, Shinji Saitoh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 8, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279648/eosinophilic-gastroenteritis-caused-by-eating-hens-eggs-a-case-report
#17
LETTER
Yoshitoki Yanagimoto, Shoichiro Taniuchi, Yuko Ishizaki, Keiji Nakano, Naoki Hosaka, Kazunari Kaneko
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 6, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259547/clock-dependent-temporal-regulation-of-il-33-st2-mediated-mast-cell%C3%A2-response
#18
Takahiro Kawauchi, Kayoko Ishimaru, Yuki Nakamura, Nobuhiro Nakano, Mutsuko Hara, Hideoki Ogawa, Ko Okumura, Shigenobu Shibata, Atsuhito Nakao
BACKGROUND: Interleukin-33 (IL-33) is an alarmin cytokine that binds to the interleukin 1 receptor-like 1 protein ST2. Clock is a key circadian gene that is essential for endogenous clockworks in mammals. This study investigated whether Clock temporally regulated IL-33-mediated responses in mast cells. METHODS: The kinetics of IL-33-mediated IL-6, IL-13, and TNF-α productions were compared between bone marrow-derived mast cells (BMMCs) from wild-type and Clock-mutated mice (Clock(Δ19/Δ19) mice)...
March 2, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256388/utility-of-serum-periostin-in-combination-with-exhaled-nitric-oxide-in-the-management-of-asthma
#19
REVIEW
Tadao Nagasaki, Hisako Matsumoto, Kenji Izuhara
Type-2/eosinophilic inflammation plays a pivotal role in asthma. The identification of severe type-2/eosinophilic asthma is important for improving the management of patients with asthma. Therefore, efforts to develop non-invasive biomarkers for type-2/eosinophilic airway inflammation have been made during this decade. Currently, fraction of exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) and serum periostin levels are considered markers of type-2/eosinophilic inflammation in asthma. However, a single-marker approach has limited the ability to diagnose severe type-2/eosinophilic asthma accurately and predict disease outcomes precisely...
February 27, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245971/nonepisodic-angioedema-with-eosinophilia-a-case-series-from-thailand
#20
LETTER
Thatchai Kampitak
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 25, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
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