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Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology

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#1
Giorgio Ciprandi, Fabio Gallo, Ignazio Cirillo
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June 2018: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29908547/oral-immunotherapy-to-wheat-in-allergic-asthmatic-female-a-case-report
#2
Ioana Adriana Muntean, Ioana Corina Bocsan, Diana Deleanu
Wheat is the most commonly grown cereal. Immunological reaction to wheat may be IgE or T-cell- mediated. Asthma could be induced by inhaled flour or by exposure to allergens present in bakery products. In patients with IgE-mediated allergy to wheat proteins there is no specific therapy, except oral immunotherapy (OIT). There are few data regarding OIT with wheat protein in allergic patients. We present a case of a 32-yearold female patient, who worked for 5 years in wheat and bakery products industry, who developed an occupational asthma and chronic urticaria after flour inhalation or ingestion of foods that containit...
June 2018: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29908546/sublingual-immunotherapy-with-sal-k1-expressing-lactococcus-lactis-down-regulates-th2-immune-responses-in-balb-c-mice
#3
Ziba Ghasemi, Abdol-Reza Varasteh, Malihe Moghadam, Seyed-Amir Jalali, Ali Anissian, Mojtaba Sankian
Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) has been introduced as a noninvasive and safer approach for allergen-specific immunotherapies. In this study we investigated the efficacy of oral immunotherapy with recombinant Salsola kali 1 protein (Sal k 1) on Th1/Th2 balance in a mouse model of allergy. Female Balb/c mice were intraperitoneally sensitized with rSal k1, followed by a respiratory challenge with 1% (w/v) rSal k1. The sensitized mice were subjected to SLIT using rSal K1 expressing Lactobacillus lactis strain for three weeks...
June 2018: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29908545/expression-of-tnf-and-hnrnpl-related-immunoregulatory-long-non-coding-rna-thril-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-is-there-any-correlation
#4
Arezou Sayad, Abbas Hajifathali, Mir Davood Omrani, Shahram Arsang-Jang, Amir Ali Hamidieh, Mohammad Taheri
Recently, Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been described as regulatory factors for several biological mechanisms through regulating the gene expression. Among them the TNF and HNRNPL related immunoregulatory (THRIL) lncRNA may be involved in the pathogenesis of immune-related and inflammatory disease through controlling the expression of the tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) expression. In this case-control study, we investigate the THRIL expression in blood 25 samples of de novo acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cases (10 females and 15 males, mean age±SD: 35...
June 2018: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29908544/scrutinizing-the-expression-and-blockade-of-inhibitory-molecules-expressed-on-t-cells-from-acute-myeloid-leukemia-patients
#5
Mohsen Abdolmaleki, Nazanin Mojtabavi, Mahdi Zavvar, Mohammad Vaezi, Farshid Noorbakhsh, Mohammad Hossein Nicknam
T cell exhaustion is an immunosuppressive mechanism which occurs in chronic viral infections, solid tumors and hematologic malignancies. Exhausted T cell has increased the expression of inhibitory receptors, and functional impairment. In this study, we investigated the expression from some of those inhibitory receptors being Programmed death 1 (PD-1), T cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain containing molecules 3 (TIM-3) and CD244 on T cells from Iranian acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients. Peripheral blood samples were collected from Iranian newly diagnosed AML patients and flow cytometric analysis was accomplished for cell surface expression of PD-1, TIM-3, and CD244 on T lymphocytes...
June 2018: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29908543/t-helper-22-pathway-evaluation-in-type-1-diabetes-and-its-complications
#6
Hossein Akbari, Mostafa Ghardashi, Alireza Soleimani, Hanieh Mohammadi, Hassan Nikoueinejad
A subset of CD4+ T cells named T helper (Th)22 cells play some pathogenic roles in some autoimmune disorders such as type 1 diabetes (T1D). We aimed to study the correlation between the circulatory number of these cells and serum levels of its related cytokines with T1D as well as diabetic complications including metabolic control, atherosclerosis, and nephropathy. Fortynine patients with T1D and 43 healthy controls underwent the assessment of circulatory number of Th22 cells (by flow cytometry), serum level of Th22 related cytokines including Interleukin-22 (IL-22), Interleukin-10 (IL-10), Transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β), Tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) (by ELISA) and carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) measurement (by doppler ultrasonography)...
June 2018: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29908542/mir-1224-expression-is-increased-in-human-macrophages-after-infection-with-bacillus-calmette-gu%C3%A3-rin-bcg
#7
Shamila D Alipoor, Esmaeil Mortaz, Payam Tabarsi, Majid Marjani, Mohammad Varahram, Gert Folkerts, Johan Garssen, Ian M Adcock
Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major threat to human health. Understanding the strategies mycobacteria take to overcome immune defense is important in order to control the infection. Micro (mi)RNAs are master regulators of most pathways in the human body.  Infection with mycobacterium impacts upon the host metabolic pathways as they are subverted to obtain the nutrition for intracellular TB survival. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effect of Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) infection on the expression of three miRNAs (miR-1224, -484 and -425), which are important in infection and in the regulation of metabolic pathways...
June 2018: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29908541/construction-of-a-recombinant-phage-vaccine-capable-of-reducing-the-growth-rate-of-an-established-ll2-tumor-model
#8
Majid Asadi-Ghalehni, Mohamad Javad Rasaee, Nabiollah Namvar Asl, Masood Khosravani, Masoumeh Rajabibazl, Saeed Khalili, Helmout Modjtahedi, Esmaeil Sadroddiny
Over expression of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) in many human epithelial tumors has been correlated with disease progression and poor prognosis. EGFR-inhibiting immunotherapy has already been introduced in cancer therapy. Peptide displaying phage particles in eukaryotic hosts can behave as antigen carriers, able to activate the innate immune system and to elicit adaptive immunity. Herein, the M13-pAK8-VIII phagemid plasmid was engineered to contain the sequences for an EGFR mimotope along with the L2 extracellular domain of EGFR (EM-L2) which would produce the final peptide-phage vaccine...
June 2018: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29908540/comparison-of-fractional-exhaled-nitric-oxide-in-elderly-patients-with-asthma-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-overlap-and-other-airway-inflammatory-diseases
#9
Fei Shi, Chen Qiu, Jie Yu, Ying Yang, Binbin Li, Mengjie Feng, Ting Zhang, Wenwen Liu
The exact role of fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) in older patients with chronic inflammatory diseases including asthma-chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) overlap (ACO) remains unclear. This study aimed to investigate the differences in FeNO levels of elderly patients with ACO, asthma, COPD, and chronic cough. We conducted a retrospective study analysing the data of stable outpatients from Pulmonary Department of the Second Clinical College, Jinan University. All participants (Age≥55 years) were divided into the ACO group (n=19), asthma group (n=16), COPD group (n=25), and chronic cough group (n=22)...
June 2018: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29908539/the-effects-of-allium-cepa-extract-on-tracheal-responsiveness-lung-inflammatory-cells-and-phospholipase-a2-level-in-asthmatic-rats
#10
Vahideh Ghorani, Narges Marefati, Farzaneh Shakeri, Ramin Rezaee, Marzie Boskabady, Mohammad Hossein Boskabady
Antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-hyperglycaemic, anti-diabetic and anti-inflammatory effects of Allium cepa (A. cepa) have been previously shown. In this study, the effects of A. cepa aqueous-alcoholic extract on tracheal responsiveness, lung inflammatory cells and phospholipase A2 (PLA2) level in bronchoalveolar fluid (BALF) of asthmatic rats were examined. Wistar rats were randomly divided into control group (C), asthmatic group (A), asthmatic group (A) treated with A. cepa extract (AC, 0.175, 0.35, and 0...
June 2018: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29908538/neutrophil-extracellular-traps-formation-and-involvement-in-disease-progression
#11
Sanni Kumar, Ena Gupta, Sanket Kaushik, Anupam Jyoti
Neutrophils are the forerunner in innate immunity by defending the host organisms against infectious pathogens. During such process, neutrophils reach the site of inflammation/infection and eliminate the pathogens by phagocytosis as well as by forming the neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs). NETs trap and eradicate a number of microbes including bacteria, fungi, protozoa, viruses. NETs consist of DNA which is decorated with histones and granular proteins such as neutrophil elastase (NE), gelatinase, myeloperoxidase...
June 2018: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757593/severe-combined-immunodeficiency-a-case-series-and-review-from-a-tertiary-pediatric-hospital
#12
Shahrzad Fallah, Mehrnaz Mesdaghi, Mahboubeh Mansouri, Delara Babaei, Abdollah Karimi, Seyed Alireza Fahimzad, Shahnaz Armin, Sedigheh Rafiei Tabatabaei, Roxana Azma, Ghamartaj Khanbabaee, Bahram Bashardoost, Mehrdad Amirmoeini, Saeed Sadr, Rozita Jalilianhasanpour, Roxana Ghanaei, Nima Rezaei, Zahra Chavoshzadeh
Severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome (SCID) is a life-threatening condition leading to early infant death as a result of severe infection, due to impaired cellular and humoral immune systems. Various forms of SCID are classified based on the presence or absence of T cells, B cells and natural killer cells. Patients usually present with recurrent infections and failure to thrive. Definitive treatment is hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. To achieve the best outcome, it should be performed prior to the development of severe infection...
April 2018: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757592/the-profile-of-toll-like-receptor-2-tlr2-tlr4-and-their-cytosolic-downstream-signaling-pathway-in-common-variable-immunodeficiency-cvid-patients
#13
Laleh Sharifi, Asghar Aghamohammadi, Nima Rezaei, Reza Yazdani, Mahdi Mahmoudi, Mohammad Mehdi Amiri, Farimah Masoumi, Saied Bokaie, Parsova Tavasolian, Rouzbeh Sanaei, Mona Moshiri, Naeimeh Tavakolinia, Tina Alinia, Gholamreza Azizi, Abbas Mirshafiey
Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is the most common clinical primary antibody deficiency, characterized by increased susceptibility to recurrent bacterial infections. Since Toll-like receptors (TLRs) play an important role in the maturation and differentiation of B-cells, TLRs' defect can be involved in the pathogenesis of CVID. Therefore, we evaluated the expression of TLR2 and TLR4 and their signaling pathway; also their association with autoimmunity, B-cell subtypes and response to pneumovax-23 were assessed in CVID patients...
April 2018: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757591/evaluating-serum-levels-of-il-33-il-36-il-37-and-gene-expression-of-il-37-in-patients-with-psoriasis-vulgaris
#14
Mojtaba Sehat, Rezvan Talaei, Ehsan Dadgostar, Hassan Nikoueinejad, Hossein Akbari
Serum levels of interleukin (IL)-33, IL-36 and IL-37 have been reported to be up-regulated in various T helper (Th)1/Th17 mediated autoimmune/inflammatory diseases. Although IL-33 and IL-36 expression are increased in skin lesions of patients with psoriasis, their serum levels in such patients have not yet been adequately studied. We aimed to evaluate serum level of IL-33, IL-36 and IL-37 cytokines and IL-37 gene expression in patients with autoimmune/inflammatory disease of psoriasis and to explore their correlation with disease severity...
April 2018: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757590/imbalance-of-peripheral-blood-t-helper-type-17-responses-in-patients-with-vitiligo
#15
Farinaz Behfarjam, Parvine Mansouri, Zohreh Jadali
There is growing evidence to suggest that Th cells play pivotal roles in a variety of chronic inflammatory diseases, including vitiligo. However, the exact role of different subsets of Th cells in the pathogenesis of vitiligo is still a question. The purpose of present study was to determine the mRNA expression level of Th17 master transcription factor retinoic acid receptor-related orphan receptors gamma (RORɣt) and cytokine mRNA and protein expression profiles of Th17 cells. 22 patients with vitiligo and 22 normal subjects were enrolled in the study...
April 2018: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757589/the-effect-of-differentially-designed-fusion-proteins-to-elicit-efficient-anti-human-thyroid-stimulating-hormone-immune-responses
#16
Maysam Mard-Soltani, Mohamad Javad Rasaee, Saeed Khalili, Abdol-Karim Sheikhi, Mehdi Hedayati, Hossein Ghaderi-Zefrehi, Milad Alasvand
The production of human thyroid stimulating hormone (hTSH) immunoassays requires specific antibodies against hTSH which is a cumbersome process. Therefore, producing specific polyclonal antibodies against engineered recombinant fusion hTSH antigens would be of great significance. The best immunogenic region of the hTSH was selected based on in silico analyses and equipped with two different fusions. Standard methods were used for protein expression, purification, verification, structural evaluation, and immunizations of the white New Zealand rabbits...
April 2018: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757588/association-of-regulatory-t-cells-with-diabetes-type-1-and-its-renal-and-vascular-complications-based-on-the-expression-of-forkhead-box-protein-p3-foxp3-helios-and-neurophilin-1
#17
Tahereh Khamechian, Behnaz Irandoust, Hanieh Mohammadi, Hassan Nikoueinejad, Hossein Akbari
In recent years, it has been recognized that regulatory T cells (Tregs) play a critical role in maintaining immune tolerance. Moreover, the expression of two markers named Helios and neurophilin-1 (NRP-1) has been highlighted in such cells. Helios, an intracellular transcription marker, largely differentiates twomost operative sub group of Tregs, namely naturally occurring (nTreg) and induced (iTreg) Tregs, and NRP-1 is reckoned as a membranous activity marker of Tregs. We aimed to count peripheral mononuclear cells expressing such markers in a group of type 1 diabetes patients to elucidate the possible role of Tregs in the pathogenesis of such disease and its complications...
April 2018: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757587/development-and-evaluation-of-a-novel-elisa-for-detection-of-antibodies-against-htlv-i-using-chimeric-peptides
#18
Parvin Mosadeghi, Hafez Heydari-Zarnagh
We aimed to develope a peptide-based indirect ELISA to detect antibodies against Human T-lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV-I). Two chimeric peptides (CP-1 and CP-2) were designed using linear immunodominant epitopes of gp-46-I, and gp21-I proteins, according to the sequence from Uniprot database. These peptides were studied initially in the ELISA using infected sera. The most promising peptideCP-1, was used to develop a peptide ELISA for detection of HTLV-I infected sera. The optimal conditions for CP-1ELISA were: the optimum coating buffer was 100mM NaHCO3, pH 9...
April 2018: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757586/production-of-recombinant-protein-of-salsola-kali-sal-k1-pollen-allergen-in-lactococcus-lactis
#19
Ziba Ghasemi, Abdol-Reza Varasteh, Malihe Moghadam, Farnaz Sedghi, Farahzad Jabbariazad, Mojtaba Sankian
The Salsola kali pollen is considered the main cause of allergic sensitization in desert and semi-desert regions. We have constructed recombinant Lactococcus lactis producing Sal k1 protein with the aim of using it as a mucosal vaccine for specific immunotherapy. The Sal k1 gene was amplified, and transferred into a PNZ 8148 plasmid. The PNZ8148-Sal k1 recombinant plasmid was transformed into competent E.coli strain MC1061 for replication, and then was isolated and cloned into competent L. lactis by electroporation...
April 2018: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757585/ige-sensitization-to-inhalant-allergens-and-its-association-with-allergic-diseases-in-adults
#20
Raheleh Shokouhi Shoormasti, Mohammad Reza Fazlollahi, Anoshirvan Kazemnejad, Behnoosh Tayebi, Fatemeh Nadali, Maryam Sharif Shoushtari, Shamim Khandan Alamdari, Majid Moslemi, Masoud Movehdi, Adriano Mari, Zahra Pourpak, Mostafa Moin
Allergic sensitization to inhalant allergens could be considered as a predictor in allergic diseases. The objective of this study was to assess IgE-mediated sensitization to inhalant allergens in allergic and non-allergic adults as well as the evaluation of its association with allergic diseases. This cross-sectional study was conducted from 2013 to 2016 in 604 allergic and 102 non-allergic adults selected from blood donor volunteers in Tehran, Iran. After taking informed consent, a standard questionnaire was filled to determine asthma, allergic rhinitis and/or conjunctivitis and atopic dermatitis in participants...
April 2018: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
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