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Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601057/learning-from-the-molecular-profile-of-blattella-germanica-allergens-identified-from-allergic-patients-in-tehran-iran
#1
Fardis Teifoori, Idoia Postigo, Jorge Martinez
No Abstract.
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601056/eliciting-th1-immune-response-using-casein-alpha-s1-loaded-dendritic-cells
#2
Saeed Daneshmandi, Maryam Nourizadeh, Zahra Pourpak, Ali Akbar Pourfathollah
Allergen-specific immunotherapy (AIT) has been recently considered as an alternative approach to ameliorate the symptoms of allergen exposure and improvement the patients' quality of life. Dendritic cells (DC) in the forms of tolerogenic or Th1-induced cells have been investigated in several studies as one of the promising approaches of AIT in allergic diseases. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potency of casein-loaded DCs in eliciting the Th1 immune responses in Balb/c mice as a potential therapeutic approach in allergic condition...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601055/the-effect-of-lactobacillus-actobacillus-peptidoglycan-on-bovine-%C3%AE-lactoglobulin-sensitized-mice-via-tlr2-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
#3
Ai-Li Li, Yi-Qio Sun, Peng Du, Xiang-Chen Meng, Ling Guo, Shuang Li, Chao Zhang
Our previous study reported that Lactobacillus acidophilus(L.acidophilus)  key laboratory of dairy science  (KLDS) 1.0738 had an effective impact on inhibiting β-lactoglobulin (β-lg) allergy. This study further investigated the anti-allergic activity of peptidoglycan (PGN) isolated from KLDS 1.0738. This study aimed to assess whether toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2)/NF-kappaB (NF-κB) signaling activated by PGN was responsible for reducing allergic inflammation.  Our data showed that administration of  L. acidophilus PGN inhibited IgE production and improved the Treg/Th17 balance toward a Treg response in a mouse model of β-lg allergy...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601054/association-of-serum-levels-of-pentraxin-3-m-ficolin-and-surfactant-protein-a-with-the-severity-of-ischemic-stroke
#4
Ebrahim Kouchaki, Atousa Babamohammadi, Hassan Nikoueinejad, Mojtaba Sehat
Stroke is one of the most leading causes of death and disability in the world. Complement system activation contributes to pathogenesis and neuronal damage following stroke. There are no defined biological serum markers to determine the severity of stroke in acute phases. The purpose of current study was to determine the association of three complement activators, namely Pentraxin-3 (PTX3),M-ficolin, and Surfactant protein A (SPA) with the severity of ischemic stroke. This cross-sectional study was done on 82 patients diagnosed with ischemic stroke at 24-96 hours of initiation of the clinical symptoms during 2014-2015...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601053/species-identification-and-prevalence-of-house-dust-mites-as-respiratory-allergen-in-kindergartens-of-the-bandar-abbas-city
#5
Moussa Soleimani-Ahmadi, Mehdi Zare, Seyyed Mohammad Abtahi, Atefe Khazeni
The aim of this study was to identify the species and prevalence of house dust mites (HDMs) in kindergartens in Bandar Abbas, south of Iran. In this study 10 kindergartens were selected randomly in five areas of Bandar Abbas. Two dust samples were collected from each sampling place with a vacuum cleaner. Mites were isolated and mounted in Hoyer's medium and identified using a morphology-based key. In total, 1758 mites were collected and identified, whichconsisted of five species: Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (31...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601052/evaluation-of-food-allergy-in-children-by-skin-prick-tests-with-commercial-extracts-and-fresh-foods-specific-ige-and-open-oral-food-challenge-our-five-years-experience-in-food-allergy-work-up
#6
Mirjana Zivanovic, Marina Atanasković-Marković, Biljana Medjo, Marija Gavrović-Jankulović, Katarina Smiljanić, Vladimir Tmušić, Vojislav Djurić
IgE- mediated food allergy affects 6-8% of children. Our study aimed to define the correlations between the results obtained with skin prick tests (SPTs) using commercial extracts and fresh foods, and the correlations between these result and those obtained with specific IgE (sIgE) and/ or challenge. Children aged from 2 months to 6 years were recruited prospectively. Overall 571 children were positive to one food. In all children we performed  SPT using commercial extracts of suspected food and fresh foods and sIgE...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601051/oryzatensin-stimulated-pbmcs-increase-cancer-progression-in-vitro
#7
Meisam Barati, Mehdi Yousefi, Mehrangiz Ebrahimi-Mameghani, Hamed Mohammadi, Balal Brazvan, Hamid Nickho, Mehdi Fouladi, Mohammad Mohammadi
Oryzatensin (ORZ) can reduce potentially IFN-γ secretion by natural killer (NK) cells. Therefore, current study was designed to evaluate the effects of ORZ treatment on peripheral blood mono-nuclear cells (PBMCs) cytokine secretion, proliferation and also to evaluate vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and Matrix Metalloproteinase 9 (MMP-9) expression in HEP-G2 cell line after culture with ORZ-stimulated PBMCs. In this ex-vivo study, PBMCs from apparently healthy male volunteers (n=25) aged 20-30 were isolated by ficoll density gradient...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601050/inhibition-of-apoptosis-and-proliferation-in-t-cells-by-immunosuppressive-silymarine
#8
Ehsan Almasi, Marjan Gharagozloo, Nahid Eskandari, Afshin Almasi, Ali Mohammad Sabzghabaee
Silybum marianum, is known to have anti-inflammatory, hepatoprotective and anticarciogenic effects. The aim of this study was to compare effects of Silymarin, Rapamycin and FK506 on proliferation and apoptosis of human T cells stimulated with Con A. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) were stimulated with concavalin A (Con A) (5µg/mL) and then treated with different inhibitors (silymarin, rapamycin and FK506) in various concentrations (5 days). Cells were examined using carboxyfluorescein succinimidyl ester (CFSE) assay for proliferation...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601049/silymarin-livergol%C3%A2-decreases-disease-activity-score-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-non-randomized-single-arm-clinical-trial
#9
Mehrdad Shavandi, Ali Moini, Yadollah Shakiba, Ahamad Mashkorinia, Milad Dehghani, Shirin Asar, Amir Kiani
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease, which can lead to joint destruction and disability. Pannus formation due to chronic synovitis is the hallmark of RA. Oxidative stress as a consequence of immune cell activation and disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs can prevent inflammation and tissue destruction. Silymarin, an antioxidant extract from Silybum marianum, has been traditionally used for the treatment of liver diseases for decades. In the present non-randomized single-arm clinical trial (NRSACT) study we evaluated the effects of silymarin tablet (Livergol®) on inflammatory markers in stable RA patients...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601048/maternal-asthma-pregnancy-delivery-and-birth-outcomes-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#10
Atefeh Vaezi, Ladan Haghighi, Farzaneh Beigmohammadi, Marzieh Nojomi
The aim of current study was to determine women´s maternal asthma in pregnancy, delivery and birth outcomes. Using a retrospective cohort design, data of 580 pregnant women were gathered form a large teaching hospital in Tehran, Iran. The medical records of pregnant women who had attended this hospital between 2009 and 2011 were assessed. Data of delivery and birth outcomes were gathered by observation and medical records of women. Multiple logistic regression and adjusted odds ratio (OR) were used to assess the independent association of asthma and outcomes...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601047/role-of-epigenetics-in-the-pathogenesis-of-asthma
#11
Zahra Alizadeh, Esmaeil Mortaz, Ian Adcock, Mostafa Moin
Asthma is a complex, heterogeneous and chronic airway inflammatory disease with different clinical phenotypes caused by diverse triggers and pathophysiological mechanisms. Asthma heritability has been established in many genetic studies but it is evident that only genetic elements are not responsible for the development of asthma. Increasing rate of asthma incidence during past decades has implicated the role of epigenetics in development of asthma. Environmental factors perform as initiator signals through epigenetic mechanisms...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417629/symptom-severity-and-allergen-specific-ige-in-allergic-rhinitis
#12
Giorgio Ciprandi
No Abstract##.
February 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417628/role-of-gut-microbiota-and-infectious-burden-in-the-development-of-autoimmune-and-allergic-diseases
#13
Pendru Raghunath
No Abstract#.
February 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417627/a-retrospective-study-on-the-association-between-thyroid-autoantibodies-with-%C3%AE-2-glycoprotein-and-cardiolipin-antibodies-in-recurrent-miscarriage
#14
Regina Promberger, Katharina Walch, Rudolf Seemann, Sophie Pils, Johannes Ott
Etiologic factors for recurrent miscarriage (RM) include autoimmune diseases, the most frequently antiphospholipid syndrome and thyroiditis. Some women who suffer from RM might also have an altered immune system. We aimed to evaluate possible associations between anti-thyroid and anti-phospholipid antibodies in women with RM. In a retrospective case series 1 on 156 women with RM, major outcome parameters were antibodies against cardiolipin, β2-glycoprotein I, thyreoperoxidase (TPO-Ab), and thyroglobulin (TG-Ab)...
February 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417626/production-and-characterization-of-monoclonal-antibody-against-recombinant-virus-coat-protein-cp42
#15
Naeimeh Shibaei, Jafar Majidi, Khadijeh Razavi, Ali Asghar Karkhane, Nemat Sokhandan-Bashir, Leili Aghebati-Maleki
There are many studies related to the production of a ELISA kit for diagnosing virus infections. However, production of most kits depends on purification of whole virus particles, which involves the use of costly equipment and reagents. The purpose of this study was to check out if the anti-CP42 antibodies could be used as a diagnostic assay for detection of Grapevine fanleaf Virus (GFLV). In this study, recombinant GFLV coat protein gene related to selected antigenic determinants was inserted into pET-28a bacterial expression vector and the construct (pET-28a CP42) was cloned into E...
February 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417625/influence-of-sensitization-patterns-on-fractional-exhaled-nitric-oxide-in-asthmatic-children
#16
Miao Qing, Xu Wei, Li Zhen, Guan Hui, Liu Xiao-Ying, Huang Hui-Jie, Wang Yan, Ren Yi-Xin, Liu Yong-Ge, Xiang Li
Fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) has been suggested as a non-invasive biomarker of airway inflammation, which is increased in atopic subjects. Whether sensitization to particular allergens is a predictive factor for increased FeNO levels is not yet fully understood. We conducted a retrospective cross-sectional study. From October to December in 2015, the medical documents of 127 mild, steroid-naive asthmatic children and 34 healthy age-matched children were enrolled in this study. The results of the FeNO measurements, skin prick test, and the spirometry were collected for analysis...
February 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417624/cow-s-milk-desensitization-in-anaphylactic-patients-a-new-personalized-dose-method
#17
Delara Babaie, Mohammad Nabavi, Saba Arshi, Mehrnaz Mesdaghi, Zahra Chavoshzadeh, Mohammad Hasan Bemanian, Mitra Tafakori, Mehrdad Amirmoini, Hosein Esmailzadeh, Rasoul Molatefi, Mahsa Rekabi, Nadieh Akbarpour, Farimah Masoumi, Morteza Fallahpour
Cow's milk allergy (CMA) is the most frequent food allergy in children and oral immunotherapy (OIT) is a promising approach for treatment of patients. The most challenging cases are anaphylactic with coexisting asthma and proposing safe protocols is crucial especially in high risk groups. Considering that CMA varies among patients, an individualized OIT protocol would be beneficial to achieve a safer and more efficient method of desensitization. 18 children more than 3 years of age with IgE-mediated CMA were enrolled...
February 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417623/a-real-life-comparison-between-allergenic-extracts-and-allergenic-molecules
#18
Giorgio Ciprandi, Paola Comite, Francesca Ferrero, Michele Mussap
Serum IgE assay is a mainstay step in the allergy work up. Allergenic extracts and molecular components are available at present. This real life study compared the serum specific IgE levels against allergenic extracts with allergenic molecules in patients allergic to Parietaria, Betulaceae, and mites. This retrospective real life study included 489 subjects with respiratory allergy. Inclusion criteria were 1) documented diagnosis of allergic rhinitis (AR) and/or allergic asthma, and 2) documented allergy to Parietaria judaica (Par j) 2 (216 patients: 112 females, mean age 42 years), or to Betula verrucosa (Bet v) 1 (62 patients: 35 females, mean age 3 years), or Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (Der p) 1 (211 patients: 107 females, mean age 34 years); and mono-allergy...
February 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417622/anti-inflammatory-effects-of-novel-thiazolidinone-derivatives-as-bioactive-heterocycles-on-raw264-7-cells
#19
Hossein Ghafoori, Mehrnaz Rezaei, Asadollah Mohammadi
The inhibition of the inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) and nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) production are research targets of attract in the field of anti-inflammatory drug development. Therefore, this study was designed to investigate the anti-inflammatory effects of novel thiazolidinone derivatives using a cellular model of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated murine macrophage RAW 264.7. In the present study, five new derivatives (A to E) of thiazolidinone were synthesized and screened for anti-inflammatory activities...
February 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417621/inverse-relation-between-mxa-gene-expression-and-age-in-multiple-sclerosis-patients-reveals-a-gender-difference-in-response-to-interferon-therapy
#20
Mohammad Taheri, Mohammadreza Mirinezhad, Mir Davood Omrani, Elham Sajjadi, Hidetoshi Inoko, Arezou Sayad
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory, multifocal, immune-mediated disease of the central nervous system that women are at a higher risk to acquire than men. Myxovirus resistance protein A (MxA) is used as a predictive marker of bioactivity of interferon-beta (IFN-β) therapy in MS patients. This study was undertaken in west of Iran to investigate gender differences in the expression level of MxA in relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) patients receiving IFN-β therapy, compared with untreated normal individuals...
February 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
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