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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814067/neuro-immune-interactions-in-allergic-diseases-novel-targets-for-therapeutics
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Tiphaine Voisin, Amélie Bouvier, Isaac M Chiu
Recent studies have highlighted an emerging role for neuro-immune interactions in mediating allergic diseases. Allergies are caused by an overactive immune response to a foreign antigen. The peripheral sensory and autonomic nervous system densely innervates mucosal barrier tissues including the skin, respiratory tract and gastrointestinal (GI) tract that are exposed to allergens. It is increasingly clear that neurons actively communicate with and regulate the function of mast cells, dendritic cells, eosinophils, Th2 cells and type 2 innate lymphoid cells in allergic inflammation...
June 1, 2017: International Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813028/detection-methodologies-for-pathogen-and-toxins-a-review
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REVIEW
Md Eshrat E Alahi, Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay
Pathogen and toxin-contaminated foods and beverages are a major source of illnesses, even death, and have a significant economic impact worldwide. Human health is always under a potential threat, including from biological warfare, due to these dangerous pathogens. The agricultural and food production chain consists of many steps such as harvesting, handling, processing, packaging, storage, distribution, preparation, and consumption. Each step is susceptible to threats of environmental contamination or failure to safeguard the processes...
August 16, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811600/exploring-leishmania-secretory-proteins-to-design-b-and-t-cell-multi-epitope-subunit-vaccine-using-immunoinformatics-approach
#3
Nazia Khatoon, Rajan Kumar Pandey, Vijay Kumar Prajapati
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a fatal form of leishmaniasis which affects 70 countries, worldwide. Increasing drug resistance, HIV co-infection, and poor health system require operative vaccination strategy to control the VL transmission dynamics. Therefore, a holistic approach is needed to generate T and B memory cells to mediate long-term immunity against VL infection. Consequently, immunoinformatics approach was applied to design Leishmania secretory protein based multi-epitope subunit vaccine construct consisting of B and T cell epitopes...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802030/solenopsis-geminata-tropical-fire-ant-anaphylaxis-among-thai-patients-its-allergens-and-specific-ige-reactivity
#4
Rutcharin Potiwat, Sasipa Tanyaratsrisakul, Santi Maneewatchararangsri, Wiparat Manuyakorn, Ticha Rerkpattanapipat, Yudthana Samung, Chukiat Sirivichayakul, Wanpen Chaicumpa, Raweerat Sitcharungsi
BACKGROUND: Specific IgE against Solenopsis invicta (imported fire ant) remains the current diagnostic tool for allergy to ants worldwide. However, S. invicta may not be the only cause of ant anaphylaxis in Thai patients. OBJECTIVE: To characterize ant species causing anaphylaxis in Thai patients and to test allergenic reactivity to whole body extracts (WBE) of S. geminata (tropical fire ants) in patients with evidence of IgE-mediated ant anaphylaxis. METHODS: Thirty-two patients with ant anaphylaxis were identified...
August 8, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800703/mechanism-of-the-reduction-in-the-igg-and-ige-binding-of-%C3%AE-lactoglobulin-induced-by-ultrasound-pretreatment-combined-with-dry-state-glycation-a-study-using-conventional-spectrometry-and-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry
#5
Wenhua Yang, Zongcai Tu, Hui Wang, Lu Zhang, Shengsheng Xu, Chendi Niu, Honglin Yao, Igor A Kaltashov
Bovine β-lactoglobulin (β-Lg) is one of major allergens in cow's milk. Previous study showed that ultrasound treatment induced the conformational changes of β-Lg and promoted the glycation in aqueous solutions, which is, however, less efficient compared with dry-state. In this work, the effect of ultrasound pretreatment combined with dry-state glycation on the IgG and IgE binding of β-Lg was studied. Dry-state glycation with mannose after ultrasound pretreatment at 0-600 W significantly reduced the IgG and IgE binding of β-Lg, with the lowest values observed at 400 W...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789818/windows-of-opportunity-for-tolerance-induction-for-allergy-by-studying-the-evolution-of-allergic-sensitization-in-birth-cohorts
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REVIEW
Marit Westman, Anna Asarnoj, Carl Hamsten, Magnus Wickman, Marianne van Hage
Allergic sensitization is a risk factor for developing IgE-mediated allergic diseases, which are a major cause of chronic illness world-wide. The introduction of allergen molecules to the field of allergy diagnostics has allowed dissecting the IgE response on a molecular level to pinpoint the specific disease-causing allergens. Studying birth cohorts is an essential tool for understanding the development and life course of allergy, enabling the possibility to design preventive strategies. Here we review the evolution of sensitization using data from some of the large European birth cohort studies...
August 5, 2017: Seminars in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769550/differences-in-gluten-protein-composition-between-old-and-modern-durum-wheat-genotypes-in-relation-to-20th-century-breeding-in-italy
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Michele A De Santis, Marcella M Giuliani, Luigia Giuzio, Pasquale De Vita, Alison Lovegrove, Peter R Shewry, Zina Flagella
The impact of breeding on grain yields of wheat varieties released during the 20th century has been extensively studied, whereas less information is available on the changes in gluten quality associated with effects on the amount and composition of glutenins and gliadins. In order to explore the effects of breeding during the 20th century on gluten quality of durum wheat for processing and health we have compared a set of old and modern Italian genotypes grown under Mediterranean conditions. The better technological performance observed for the modern varieties was found to be due not only to the introgression of superior alleles of high (HMW-GS) and low molecular weight (LMW-GS) glutenin subunits encoded at Glu-B1 and Glu-B3 loci, but also to differential expression of specific storage proteins...
July 2017: European Journal of Agronomy: the Journal of the European Society for Agronomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763132/hydrolysed-ovalbumin-offers-more-effective-preventive-and-therapeutic-protection-against-egg-allergy-than-the-intact-protein
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D Lozano-Ojalvo, L Pérez-Rodríguez, A Pablos-Tanarro, E Molina, R López-Fandiño
BACKGROUND: The application of specific immunotherapy to stimulate oral tolerance towards food allergens is hampered by the high frequency of adverse side effects and the excessive duration of the treatments. OBJECTIVE: In this work, a hydrolysate of ovalbumin with pepsin (OP), selected for its low IgE reactivity and Th2-stimulating capacity, was assayed for its ability to prevent and treat allergy to egg white (EW). METHODS: As a first step, the safety of OP, in terms of the absence of sensitizing and eliciting potential, was evaluated in BALB/c mice...
August 1, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762767/erratum-modified-high-molecular-weight-hyaluronan-promotes-allergen-specific-immune-tolerance
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August 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760880/estrogen-signaling-contributes-to-sex-differences-in-macrophage-polarization-during-asthma
#10
Aleksander Keselman, Xi Fang, Preston B White, Nicola M Heller
Allergic asthma is a chronic Th2 inflammation in the lungs that constricts the airways and presents as coughing and wheezing. Asthma mostly affects boys in childhood and women in adulthood, suggesting that shifts in sex hormones alter the course of the disease. Alveolar macrophages have emerged as major mediators of allergic lung inflammation in animal models as well as humans. Whether sex differences exist in macrophage polarization and the molecular mechanism(s) that drive differential responses are not well understood...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759475/component-resolved-diagnostics-for-hymenoptera-venom-allergy
#11
Thilo Jakob, Ulrich Müller, Arthur Helbling, Edzard Spillner
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Component-resolved diagnostics makes use of defined allergen molecules to analyse IgE-mediated sensitizations at a molecular level. Here, we review recent studies on the use of component-resolved diagnostics in the field of Hymenoptera venom allergy (HVA) and discuss its benefits and limitations. RECENT FINDINGS: Component resolution in HVA has moved from single molecules to panels of allergens. Detection of specific immunoglobulin E (sIgE) to marker and cross-reactive venom allergens has been reported to facilitate the discrimination between primary sensitization and cross-reactivity and thus, to provide a better rationale for prescribing venom immunotherapy (VIT), particularly in patients sensitized to both honeybee and vespid venom...
August 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758965/identification-and-quantification-of-celery-allergens-using-fiber-optic-surface-plasmon-resonance-pcr
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Devin Daems, Bernd Peeters, Filip Delport, Tony Remans, Jeroen Lammertyn, Dragana Spasic
Abstract: Accurate identification and quantification of allergens is key in healthcare, biotechnology and food quality and safety. Celery (Apium graveolens) is one of the most important elicitors of food allergic reactions in Europe. Currently, the golden standards to identify, quantify and discriminate celery in a biological sample are immunoassays and two-step molecular detection assays in which quantitative PCR (qPCR) is followed by a high-resolution melting analysis (HRM). In order to provide a DNA-based, rapid and simple detection method suitable for one-step quantification, a fiber optic PCR melting assay (FO-PCR-MA) was developed to determine different concentrations of celery DNA (1 pM-0...
July 31, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758900/tnf-is-required-for-tlr-ligand-mediated-but-not-protease-mediated-allergic-airway-inflammation
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Gregory S Whitehead, Seddon Y Thomas, Karim H Shalaby, Keiko Nakano, Timothy P Moran, James M Ward, Gordon P Flake, Hideki Nakano, Donald N Cook
Asthma is associated with exposure to a wide variety of allergens and adjuvants. The extent to which overlap exists between the cellular and molecular mechanisms triggered by these various agents is poorly understood, but it might explain the differential responsiveness of patients to specific therapies. In particular, it is unclear why some, but not all, patients benefit from blockade of TNF. Here, we characterized signaling pathways triggered by distinct types of adjuvants during allergic sensitization. Mice sensitized to an innocuous protein using TLR ligands or house dust extracts as adjuvants developed mixed eosinophilic and neutrophilic airway inflammation and airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) following allergen challenge, whereas mice sensitized using proteases as adjuvants developed predominantly eosinophilic inflammation and AHR...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752721/phleum-pratense-molecular-pattern-across-italy
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G Ciprandi, E Scala, R Ariano
Introduction. Phleum pratense (Timothy grass) is the most frequent cause of grass allergy in Europe. Molecular-based allergy diagnostics have been recently introduced in the clinical practice, allowing to define and characterize exactly the sensitization profile. Aim of the study. The present study was aimed to investigate the possible relationships between Graminaceae pollen data and the pattern of IgE reactivity to different allergen components across Italy. Methods. Pollen data, including duration and quantity, were recorded over a 10-year period in 24 Italian centres located along the Italian peninsula...
July 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739022/component-resolved-diagnosis-in-hymenoptera-allergy
#15
REVIEW
D Antolín-Amérigo, B Ruiz-León, E Boni, T Alfaya-Arias, M Álvarez-Mon, J Barbarroja-Escudero, D González-de-Olano, C Moreno-Aguilar, M Rodríguez-Rodríguez, M J Sánchez-González, L Sánchez-Morillas, A Vega-Castro
Component-resolved diagnosis based on the use of well-defined, properly characterised and purified natural and recombinant allergens constitutes a new approach in the diagnosis of venom allergy. Prospective readers may benefit from an up-to-date review on the allergens. The best characterised venom is that of Apis mellifera, whose main allergens are phospholipase A2 (Api m1), hyaluronidase (Api m2) and melittin (Api m4). Additionally, in recent years, new allergens of Vespula vulgaris have been identified and include phospholipase A1 (Ves v1), hyaluronidase (Ves v2) and antigen 5 (Ves v5)...
July 21, 2017: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737932/ins-and-outs-in-environmental-and-occupational-safety-studies-of-asthma-and-engineered-nanomaterials
#16
Marina A Dobrovolskaia, Michael R Shurin, Valerian E Kagan, Anna A Shvedova
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 25 million Americans suffer from asthma. The disease total annual cost is about $56 billion and includes both the direct and indirect costs of medications, hospital stays, missed work, and decreased productivity. Air pollution with xenobiotics, bacterial agents, and industrial nanomaterials, such as carbon nanotubes, contribute to the exacerbation of this condition and are a point of particular attention in environmental toxicology as well as in occupational health and safety research...
July 24, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731314/desensitization-to-chemical-and-food-sensitivities-by-low-dose-immunotherapy-ascertained-by-provocation-neutralization-is-associated-with-reduced-influx-of-calcium-ions-into-lymphocytes
#17
Basant K Puri, John McLaren Howard, Jean A Monro
Background Food and chemical sensitivities have detrimental effects on health and the quality of life. The natural course of such sensitivities can potentially be altered through various types of allergen-specific immunotherapy, including low-dose immunotherapy. The molecular mechanism by which low-dose immunotherapy causes desensitization has not thus far been elucidated. While resting lymphocytes maintain a low cytosolic calcium ion concentration, antigen receptor signaling results in calcium ion influx, predominantly via store-operated calcium channels...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725346/diagnosing-allergic-sensitizations-in-the-third-millennium-why-clinicians-should-know-allergen-molecule-structures
#18
REVIEW
C Alessandri, R Ferrara, M L Bernardi, D Zennaro, L Tuppo, I Giangrieco, M Tamburrini, A Mari, M A Ciardiello
Diagnostic tests to detect allergic sensitization were introduced at the end of the nineteenth century but only in the late 1990s did the advent of molecular allergology revolutionize the approach to the allergic patient. Personalized Medicine, a medical procedure that separates patients into different groups with different medical decisions, practices and interventions has sanctioned this change. In fact, in the last few years molecular allergology and the observation that not every patient has the same allergic profile, even when allergic to the same allergenic source, has originated the concept "one size does not fit all"...
2017: Clinical and Translational Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685994/gibberellin-regulated-protein-in-japanese-apricot-is-an-allergen-cross-reactive-to-pru-p-7
#19
Naoko Inomata, Mami Miyakawa, Michiko Aihara
BACKGROUND: Gibberellin-regulated protein (GRP, also known as peamaclein) was recently identified as a new marker allergen related to systemic reactions in peach allergy; however, its role in other fruit allergies is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the allergenicity of Japanese apricot (JA) GRP and clarify the clinical characteristics of JA allergy patients with GRP sensitization. METHODS: Seven patients (two males, five females, mean age 28...
July 6, 2017: Immunity, Inflammation and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677900/gastrointestinal-digestion-of-hazelnut-allergens-on-molecular-level-elucidation-of-degradation-kinetics-and-resistant-immunoactive-peptides-using-mass-spectrometry
#20
Robin Korte, Julia Bräcker, Jens Brockmeyer
SCOPE: Allergy to hazelnut seeds ranks among the most prevalent food allergies in Europe. The aim of this study was to elucidate the gastrointestinal digestion of hazelnut allergens on molecular level. METHODS AND RESULTS: Hazelnut flour was digested in vitro following the Infogest consensus model. For six allergenic proteins, the time-dependent course of digestion was monitored by SDS-PAGE and HPLC-MS/MS, and degradation products were characterized by a bottom-up proteomics approach...
July 5, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
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