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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701727/free-immunoglobulin-light-chain-flc-promotes-murine-colitis-and-colitis-associated-colon-carcinogenesis-by-activating-the-inflammasome
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Junfan Ma, Dongyang Jiang, Xiaoting Gong, Wenwei Shao, Zhu Zhu, Weiyan Xu, Xiaoyan Qiu
Numerous studies have demonstrated that free Ig light chain (FLC), a novel inflammation mediator, participates in many inflammatory diseases by activating mast cells and extending the survival of neutrophils. However, it remains unclear whether FLC is involved in colitis and colitis-associated colon carcinogenesis (CAC). In this study, we found a significant increase in FLC in murine models of DSS (Dextran Sulfate Sodium Salt)-induced colitis and CAC compared to controls. Peptide F991, a functional blocker of FLC, significantly attenuated colitis progression, which included abrogating the development of diarrhea and tumor burden, elevating survival rate, greatly reducing the infiltration of inflammatory cells (such as ROS(+) active neutrophils), especially reducing tumorigenesis in CAC...
July 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663317/a-sputum-gene-expression-signature-predicts-oral-corticosteroid-response%C3%A2-in%C3%A2-asthma
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Bronwyn S Berthon, Peter G Gibson, Lisa G Wood, Lesley K MacDonald-Wicks, Katherine J Baines
Biomarkers that predict responses to oral corticosteroids (OCS) facilitate patient selection for asthma treatment. We hypothesised that asthma patients would respond differently to OCS therapy, with biomarkers and inflammometry predicting response.Adults with stable asthma underwent a randomised controlled cross-over trial of 50 mg prednisolone daily for 10 days (n=55). A six-gene expression biomarker signature (CLC, CPA3, DNASE1L3, IL1B, ALPL and CXCR2) in induced sputum, and eosinophils in blood and sputum were assessed and predictors of response were investigated (changes in forced expiratory volume in 1 s (ΔFEV1), six-item Asthma Control Questionnaire score (ΔACQ6) or exhaled nitric oxide fraction (ΔFeNO))...
June 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573874/role-of-mast-cells-in-the-induction-of-dry-skin-in-a-mouse-model-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
#3
Kenji Goto, Keiichi Hiramoto, Hijiri Kita, Kazuya Ooi
PURPOSE: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is known to induce dry skin as an extra-articular symptom. However, the mechanisms behind the induction are unclear. In this study, we utilized an arthritis mouse model to simulate RA to reveal the relationship between arthritis and dry skin. MATERIALS AND METHODS: DBA/1JJmsSlc control mice (n = 5) and DBA/1JJmsSlc collagen-induced arthritis mouse model (arthritis mice; n = 5) were used. We measured transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and capacitance to reveal the effect of arthritis on skin barrier function...
June 21, 2017: Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536479/circulating-microrna-214-and-126-as-potential-biomarkers-for-canine-neoplastic-disease
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Kazuki Heishima, Yukie Ichikawa, Kyoko Yoshida, Ryota Iwasaki, Hiroki Sakai, Takayuki Nakagawa, Yuiko Tanaka, Yuki Hoshino, Yasuhiko Okamura, Mami Murakami, Kohji Maruo, Yukihiro Akao, Takashi Mori
Circulating microRNAs in the blood may provide diagnostic and prognostic information about canine neoplastic diseases, and their profiles may be conserved between human and canine species. We performed RT-qPCR to obtain the profiles of circulating plasma microRNA-214 and -126 in total 181 cases of canine neoplastic diseases and healthy controls. MicroRNA-214 levels were high in 2 epithelial tumours (thyroid and mammary carcinomas) and 4 non-epithelial tumours (osteosarcoma, histiocytic sarcoma, chondrosarcoma, and hemangiosarcoma)...
May 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489286/sustained-activation-of-erk1-2-mapk-in-schwann-cells-causes-corneal-neurofibroma
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Paola Bargagna-Mohan, Akihiro Ishii, Ling Lei, Daniel Sheehy, Saagar Pandit, Grace Chan, Rashmi Bansal, Royce Mohan
Recent studies have shown that constitutive activation of extracellular signal-regulated kinases 1 and 2 (ERK1/2) in Schwann cells (SCs) increases myelin thickness in transgenic mice. In this secondary analysis, we report that these transgenic mice develop a postnatal corneal neurofibroma with the loss of corneal transparency by age six months. We show that expansion of non-myelinating SCs, under the control of activated ERK1/2, also drive myofibroblast differentiation that derives from both SC precursors and resident corneal keratocytes...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474352/airway-basophils-are-increased-and-activated-in-eosinophilic-asthma
#6
Yoshihiro Suzuki, Keiko Wakahara, Tomoko Nishio, Satoru Ito, Yoshinori Hasegawa
BACKGROUND: The impact of basophils on asthma pathogenesis remains largely unexplored, particularly in humans. Here, we evaluated the frequencies and activation status of basophils in the sputum of adult asthmatic patients and related our findings to other parameters of eosinophilic airway inflammation. METHODS: We enrolled 44 adult asthmatic patients who were being treated with inhaled corticosteroids (ICS). Analysis of the induced sputum, exhaled nitric oxide fraction (FeNO) measurement, and Asthma Control Test (ACT) were carried out together with standard blood and pulmonary function tests...
May 5, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445977/serglycin-as-a-potential-biomarker-for-glioma-association-of-serglycin-expression-extent-of-mast-cell-recruitment-and-glioblastoma-progression
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Ananya Roy, Sanaz Attarha, Holger Weishaupt, Per-Henrik Edqvist, Fredrik J Swartling, Michael Bergqvist, Florian A Siebzehnrubl, Anja Smits, Fredrik Pontén, Elena Tchougounova
Serglycin is an intracellular proteoglycan with a unique ability to adopt highly divergent structures by glycosylation with variable types of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) when expressed by different cell types. Serglycin is overexpressed in aggressive cancers suggesting its protumorigenic role. In this study, we explored the expression of serglycin in human glioma and its correlation with survival and immune cell infiltration. We demonstrate that serglycin is expressed in glioma and that increased expression predicts poor survival of patients...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411167/mast-cells-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-friends-or-foes
#8
REVIEW
Felice Rivellese, Alessandra Nerviani, Francesca Wanda Rossi, Gianni Marone, Marco Matucci-Cerinic, Amato de Paulis, Costantino Pitzalis
Mast cells are tissue-resident cells of the innate immunity, implicated in the pathogenesis of many autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA). They are present in synovia and their activation has been linked to the potentiation of inflammation in the course of RA. However, recent investigations questioned the role of mast cells in arthritis. In particular, animal models generated conflicting results, so that many of their pro-inflammatory, i.e. pro-arthritogenic functions, even though supported by robust experimental evidence, have been labelled as redundant...
April 12, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408397/the-il-31-il-31-receptor-axis-general-features-and-role-in-tumor-microenvironment
#9
REVIEW
Elisa Ferretti, Anna Corcione, Vito Pistoia
IL-31 is a recently identified cytokine with a well-defined role in the pathogenesis of pruritus. IL-31, whose production is induced by IL-4 and IL-33, binds a heterodimeric receptor (R) composed of the exclusive IL-31RA chain and the shared oncostatin M R. Signaling through the IL-31R involves the MAPK, PI3K/AKT and Jak/STAT pathways. Different variants and isoforms of IL-31RA with different signaling activities have been identified. IL-31 is produced predominantly by circulating Th2 lymphocytes and skin-homing CLA(+)CD45RO(+) T cells...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403520/study-of-gene-expression-alteration-in-male-androgenetic-alopecia-evidence-of-predominant-molecular-signaling-pathways
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L Michel, P Reygagne, P Benech, F Jean-Louis, S Scalvino, S Ly Ka So, Z Hamidou, S Bianovici, J Pouch, B Ducos, M Bonnet, A Bensussan, A Patatian, E Lati, J Wdzieczak-Bakala, J-C Choulot, E Loing, M Hocquaux
BACKGROUND: Male androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is the most common form of hair loss in men and is characterized by a distinct pattern of progressive hair loss starting from the frontal area and the vertex of the scalp. Although several genetic risk loci have been identified, relevant genes for AGA remain to be defined. OBJECTIVES: Herein, molecular biomarkers associated with premature AGA were identified through gene expression analysis using cDNA generated from scalp vertex biopsies of hairless/bald men with premature AGA and healthy volunteers...
April 12, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391486/etiology-pathophysiology-and-biomarkers-of-interstitial-cystitis-painful-bladder-syndrome
#11
REVIEW
Sourav Sanchit Patnaik, Antonio Simone Laganà, Salvatore Giovanni Vitale, Salvatore Butticè, Marco Noventa, Salvatore Gizzo, Gaetano Valenti, Agnese Maria Chiara Rapisarda, Valentina Lucia La Rosa, Carlo Magno, Onofrio Triolo, Vani Dandolu
PURPOSE: Interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome (IC/PBS) is a chronic pain syndrome and a chronic inflammatory condition prevalent in women that leads to urgency, sleep disruption, nocturia and pain in the pelvic area, to the detriment of the sufferer's quality of life. The aim of this review is to highlight the newest diagnostic strategies and potential therapeutic techniques. METHODS: A comprehensive literature review was performed on MEDLINE, PubMed, and Cochrane databases gathering all literature about "Interstitial cystitis" and "Painful Bladder Syndrome"...
April 8, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321810/overview-of-basic-immunology-for-clinical-investigators
#12
Bettzy Stephen, Joud Hajjar
Tumor exists as a complex network of structures with an ability to evolve and evade the host immune surveillance mechanism. The immune milieu which includes macrophages, dendritic cells, natural killer cells, neutrophils, mast cells, B cells, and T cells are found in the core, the invasive margin, or the adjacent stromal or lymphoid component of the tumor. The immune infiltrate is heterogeneous and varies within a patient and between patients of the same tumor histology. The location, density, functionality, and the cross talk between the immune cells in the tumor microenvironment influence the nature of immune response, prognosis, and treatment outcomes in cancer patients...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316762/mesalazine-has-no-effect-on-mucosal-immune-biomarkers-in-patients-with-diarrhea-dominant-irritable-bowel-syndrome-referred-to-shariati-hospital-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Mohammad Reza Ghadir, Mehri Poradineh, Masoud Sotodeh, Reza Ansari, Shadi Kolahdoozan, Ahmad Hormati, Mohammad Hosein Yousefi, Samaneh Mirzaei, Homayoon Vahedi
BACKGROUND Intestinal mast cells may cause gastrointestinal symptoms in patients with diarrhea-dominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The objective of this study was to determine the effect of mesalazine on the number of lamina propria mast cells and clinical manifestations of patients with diarrhea-dominant IBS referred to Shariati Hospital affiliated to Tehran University of Medical Sciences. METHODS This was a randomized placebo-controlled double-blind trial conducted on 49 patients with diarrhea-dominant IBS...
January 2017: Middle East Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258478/in-vitro-diagnosis-of-immediate-drug-hypersensitivity-anno-2017-potentials-and-limitations
#14
REVIEW
I I Decuyper, E A Mangodt, A L Van Gasse, K Claesen, A Uyttebroek, M Faber, V Sabato, C H Bridts, C Mertens, M M Hagendorens, L S De Clerck, Didier G Ebo
BACKGROUND: For most physicians, quantification of drug-specific immunoglobulin E (drug-sIgE) antibodies constitutes the primary in vitro measure to document immediate drug hypersensitivity reactions (IDHR). Unfortunately, this is often insufficient to correctly identify patients with IgE-mediated IDHR and impossible for non-IgE-mediated IDHR that result from alternative routes of basophil and mast cell activation. In these difficult cases, diagnosis might benefit from cellular tests such as basophil activation tests (BAT)...
June 2017: Drugs in R&D
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240764/allergic-rhinitis-and-cxcr3-chemokines
#15
REVIEW
V Mazzi, P Fallahi
The underlying mechanism of allergic rhinitis involves IgE antibodies attaching to the allergen and causing the release of inflammatory chemicals such as histamine from mast cells. Cytokines are very important in this process. Many data suggest a systemic shift to more intensely type 1-dominated immune responses in non-allergic individuals and, conversely, to more type 2-dominated responses in allergic individuals upon natural re-exposure to grass pollen. However other studies have found that chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand (CXCL)10/ interferon (IFN)-γ-induced protein 10 (IP-10) and CXCL9/monokine induced by IFN-γ (MIG) concentrations are elevated in nasal lavages from allergic patients suggesting that these chemokines may play a role in chronic allergic inflammation...
January 2017: La Clinica Terapeutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238741/microparticles-in-nasal-lavage-fluids-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-potential-biomarkers-for-diagnosis-of-aspirin-exacerbated-respiratory-disease
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Toru Takahashi, Atsushi Kato, Sergejs Berdnikovs, Whitney W Stevens, Lydia A Suh, James E Norton, Roderick G Carter, Kathleen E Harris, Anju T Peters, Kathryn E Hulse, Leslie C Grammer, Kevin C Welch, Stephanie Shintani-Smith, Bruce K Tan, David B Conley, Robert C Kern, Bruce S Bochner, Robert P Schleimer
BACKGROUND: Microparticles (MPs) are submicron-sized shed membrane vesicles released from activated or injured cells and are detectable by flow cytometry. MP levels have been used as biomarkers to evaluate cell injury or activation in patients with pathological conditions. OBJECTIVE: We sought to compare MP types and levels in nasal lavage fluids (NLFs) from controls and patients with chronic rhinosinusitis without nasal polyps (CRSsNP), chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP), and aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD)...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129097/expression-of-phosphorylated-kit-in-canine-mast-cell-tumor
#17
C H C Halsey, D H Thamm, K M Weishaar, J H Burton, J B Charles, D L Gustafson, A C Avery, E J Ehrhart
Canine cutaneous mast cell tumor (MCT) is the most common canine skin tumor and exhibits variable biologic behavior. Signaling through the KIT receptor tyrosine kinase promotes cellular proliferation and survival and has been shown to play a role in MCT progression. Despite investigations into numerous biomarkers and the proposal of several grading schemas, no single marker or grading system can accurately predict outcome in canine MCT. The first aim of this study was to develop an immunohistochemical assay to measure phosphorylated KIT (pKIT) to investigate its association with 2 commonly used grading systems and other established prognostic markers for canine MCT...
May 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079340/serum-tryptase-levels-in-melanoma-patients-case-control-study-and-review-of-the-literature
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Giovanni Paolino, Elisa Moliterni, Dario Didona, Michele Cardone, Teresa Lopez, Valentina Garelli, Antonio G Richetta, Ugo Bottoni, Carmen Cantisani, Alfredo Rossi, Stefano Calvieri
BACKGROUND: Serum tryptase results from the constant release of the enzyme from mast cells and serum tryptase levels are commonly considered to be related to the total number of mast cells. They are increased in several malignancies, as pancreatic carcinoma, angiosarcoma, hepatic carcinoma and proliferative and/or non- proliferative hematological disorders. Contrariwise, it has been reported that the number of tryptase+ and chymase+ mast cells was lower in deeply invasive melanoma compared to in-situ melanoma and dysplastic nevi...
January 12, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942351/therapeutic-interventions-in-severe-asthma
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REVIEW
Giorgio Walter Canonica, Gianenrico Senna, Patrick D Mitchell, Paul M O'Byrne, Giovanni Passalacqua, Gilda Varricchi
The present paper addresses severe asthma which is limited to 5-10% of the overall population of asthmatics. However, it accounts for 50% or more of socials costs of the disease, as it is responsible for hospitalizations and Emergency Department accesses as well as expensive treatments. The recent identification of different endotypes of asthma, based on the inflammatory pattern, has led to the development of tailored treatments that target different inflammatory mediators. These are major achievements in the perspective of Precision Medicine: a leading approach to the modern treatment strategy...
2016: World Allergy Organization Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931275/serum-tryptase-level-and-inflammatory-markers-in-exhaled-breath-condensate-of-children-with-exercise-induced-symptoms
#20
Iwona Stelmach, Magdalena Zaczeniuk, Anna Sztafiska, Pawe Majak, Joanna Jerzyska, Anna Kuklinska-Pijanka, Wlodzimierz Stelmach
BACKGROUND: The pathogenesis of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB) is poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the biomarkers concentration in exhaled breath condensate (EBC) in schoolchildren with postexercise symptoms. We also evaluated changes in fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) value and the serum tryptase level after exercise. METHODS: One hundred children with postexercise symptoms were included. Methacholine challenge testing (MCT) was performed at visit 2, and exercise challenge testing (ECT) was performed at visit 3...
September 2016: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
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