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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410872/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-wheezing-and-allergic-diseases-in-preschool-children-a-perspective-from-the-mediterranean-coast-of-turkey
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E Bolat, T Arikoglu, M A Sungur, S B Batmaz, S Kuyucu
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence and risk factors of allergic diseases in preschool children from one of the biggest cities in the Mediterranean Region of Turkey. METHODS: The study population included 396 preschool children attending to urban daycare centres in Mersin. In the first stage, a comprehensive standardised questionnaire modified from the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) was employed...
April 11, 2017: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342137/skewed-exposure-to-environmental-antigens-complements-hygiene-hypothesis-in-explaining-the-rise-of-allergy
#2
Wilfried Allaerts, Tse Wen Chang
The Hygiene Hypothesis has been recognized as an important cornerstone to explain the sudden increase in the prevalence of asthma and allergic diseases in modernized culture. The recent epidemic of allergic diseases is in contrast with the gradual implementation of Homo sapiens sapiens to the present-day forms of civilization. This civilization forms a gradual process with cumulative effects on the human immune system, which co-developed with parasitic and commensal Helminths. The clinical manifestation of this epidemic, however, became only visible in the second half of the twentieth century...
March 24, 2017: Acta Biotheoretica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284979/effect-of-polymorphisms-on-tgfb1-on-allergic-asthma-and-helminth-infection-in-an-african-admixed-population
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Ryan Dos Santos Costa, Camila Alexandrina Figueiredo, Maurıcio Lima Barreto, Neuza Maria Alcantara-Neves, Laura Cunha Rodrigues, Alvaro A Cruz, Candelaria Vergara, Nicholas Rafaels, Cassandra Foster, Joseph Potee, Monica Campbell, Rasika A Mathias, Kathleen C Barnes
BACKGROUND: Allergic asthma is a complex disorder that results from a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Studies suggest that helminth infections can activate a regulatory network characterized by the production of regulatory cytokines, such as interleukin 10 and transforming growth factor β1 (TGF-β1) and subsequently protect against immune-mediated diseases, such as asthma. On the other hand, TGF-β1 is increased in the lungs of individuals with asthma and may modulate airway inflammation...
April 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226019/hospitalizations-of-brazilian-children-under-fiver-years-old-a-systematic-review
#4
Dixis Figueroa Pedraza, Erika Morganna Neves de Araujo
Objective: to describe the causes of hospitalization of Brazilian children under five years old. Methods: this is a systematic review of articles published from 2008 to 2015, searched in the databases Medline and LILACS; selected studies were critically analyzed through a validated instrument. Results: eleven articles were included, four of them are ecological and seven are cross-sectional studies; respiratory diseases (n=5), parasitic infections (n=4) and perinatal diseases (n=2) were the main causes for hospitalizations in the reviwed articles; in the studies that analyzed the sensitive conditions, pneumonia (n=6), gastroenteritis (n=5), and asthma (n=5) were the mais causes pointed out...
January 2017: Epidemiologia e Servicos de Saude: Revista do Sistema Unico de Saude do Brasil
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207081/can-we-be-too-clean-for-our-own-good-the-hygiene-hypothesis-reviewed
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Sheenal Patel, Rebecca Gruchalla
The hygiene hypothesis began as an attempt to explain the relatively rapid rise in atopic diseases. Strachan's early hypothesis regarding the role of family size and exposure to early childhood infections in the development of atopic diseases has clearly evolved to integrate the possible effects of hygiene, eradication of parasitic infections, immunizations, improvements in home heating and ventilation, dust mite exposure, breastfeeding duration, diet, parental smoking, pollution, and exposure to pets and farm animals...
February 1, 2017: Texas Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124134/diagnosis-of-strongyloides-stercoralis-by-morphological-characteristics-combine-with-molecular-biological-methods
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Li-Fu Wang, Lian Xu, Shi-Qi Luo, Hui Xie, Wei Chen, Zhong-Dao Wu, Xi Sun
Strongyloidiasis is one of the neglected tropical diseases caused by infection with the nematode Strongyloides genus and distributed worldwide. Strongyloidiasis can be fatal in immunosuppressed patients induced hyperinfection or disseminated strongyloidiasis. Unfortunately, until now, due to the unspecific clinical symptom in infected individuals and the low sensitivity diagnosis of strongyloidiasis, many patients were misdiagnosed every year. Furthermore, the larvae of the Strongyloides stercoralis (S. stercoralis) is similar to other nematodes such as hookworm, Trichostrongylus increased the difficulty of diagnosis...
January 26, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101683/allergy-histamine-and-antihistamines
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Martin K Church
This chapter concentrates on the role in allergic disease of histamine acting on H1-receptors. It is clear that allergy has its roots in the primary parasite rejection response in which mast cell-derived histamine creates an immediate hostile environment and eosinophils are recruited for killing. This pattern is seen in allergic rhinitis where the early events of mucus production and nasal itching are primarily histamine mediated whereas nasal blockage is secondary to eosinophil infiltration and activation...
January 19, 2017: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068891/immunological-variation-due-to-genetics-of-inflammatory-snps-and-age-and-impact-on-disease-manifestation
#8
Gary R Burleson
The immune system is a critical component in defense against viral, bacterial, parasitic, and fungal diseases. Immunological mechanisms, including immunological mediators, innate immunity, cell-mediated immunity, and humoral-mediated immunity, serve to maintain homeostasis and protect the host from disease. Immunological variation can impact defense mechanisms, however. Two factors in particular that can influence immune function are the single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and aging. SNPs affecting inflammatory cytokines are an important modifier involved in a number of diseases such as asthma, periodontal disease, atherosclerosis, diabetic retinopathy, psoriasis, and osteoporosis...
January 2017: Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008805/eosinophils-in-homeostasis-and-their-contrasting-roles-during-inflammation-and-helminth-infections
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Julia Strandmark, Sebastian Rausch, Susanne Hartmann
Eosinophil numbers are highly elevated during helminth infections and a range of allergic and inflammatory disorders, but eosinophils are also present in several tissues in the absence of infection. Indeed, new findings demonstrate that eosinophils may be involved in events as diverse as glucose metabolism, mammary gland development, intestinal health, tissue remodeling, thymic selection, and B-cell survival. Although eosinophils often correlate with pathological parameters during conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease and asthma, the evidence for their contribution to tissue pathology remains controversial...
2016: Critical Reviews in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994069/intrinsic-transcriptional-heterogeneity-in-b-cells-controls-early-class-switching-to-ige
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Yee Ling Wu, Michael J T Stubbington, Maria Daly, Sarah A Teichmann, Cristina Rada
Noncoding transcripts originating upstream of the immunoglobulin constant region (I transcripts) are required to direct activation-induced deaminase to initiate class switching in B cells. Differential regulation of Iε and Iγ1 transcription in response to interleukin 4 (IL-4), hence class switching to IgE and IgG1, is not fully understood. In this study, we combine novel mouse reporters and single-cell RNA sequencing to reveal the heterogeneity in IL-4-induced I transcription. We identify an early population of cells expressing Iε but not Iγ1 and demonstrate that early Iε transcription leads to switching to IgE and occurs at lower activation levels than Iγ1...
January 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871775/recombinant-proteins-of-helminths-with-immunoregulatory-properties-and-their-possible-therapeutic-use
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REVIEW
Leonardo Nascimento Santos, Luis Gustavo Carvalho Pacheco, Carina Silva Pinheiro, Neuza Maria Alcantara-Neves
The inverse relationship between helminth infections and the development of immune-mediated diseases is a cornerstone of the hygiene hypothesis and studies were carried out to elucidate the mechanisms by which helminth-derived molecules can suppress immunological disorders. These studies have fostered the idea that parasitic worms may be used as a promising therapeutic alternative for prevention and treatment of immune-mediated diseases. We discuss the current approaches for identification of helminth proteins with potential immunoregulatory properties, including the strategies based on high-throughput technologies...
February 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806464/determination-of-geohelminthiasis-and-its-association-with-allergic-sensitization-among-selected-children-in-batangas-philippines
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Carina R Magbojos, Shereen O Chua, Charlene R Alegria, Faustina C Macalalad, Anne Camille R Malayba, Alyssa Andrea D Mandigma, Oliver Shane R Dumaoal
Several studies have explored the cross-reactivity between geohelminthiasis and allergy which share the same immune response in humans by triggering the increase in serum IgE level. Yet, the role of soil-transmitted intestinal parasitism as a protective or contributing factor for allergy remains inconclusive. In this study, the association of geohelminthiasis with allergic sensitization was investigated in a cohort of 50 children aged 5 to 12 years old residing in the areas of Batangas, Philippines where parasitism is prevalent...
June 30, 2016: Global Journal of Health Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797959/hookworm-recombinant-protein-promotes-regulatory-t-cell-responses-that-suppress-experimental-asthma
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Severine Navarro, Darren A Pickering, Ivana B Ferreira, Linda Jones, Stephanie Ryan, Sally Troy, Andrew Leech, Peter J Hotez, Bin Zhan, Thewarach Laha, Roger Prentice, Tim Sparwasser, John Croese, Christian R Engwerda, John W Upham, Valerie Julia, Paul R Giacomin, Alex Loukas
In the developed world, declining prevalence of some parasitic infections correlates with increased incidence of allergic and autoimmune disorders. Moreover, experimental human infection with some parasitic worms confers protection against inflammatory diseases in phase 2 clinical trials. Parasitic worms manipulate the immune system by secreting immunoregulatory molecules that offer promise as a novel therapeutic modality for inflammatory diseases. We identify a protein secreted by hookworms, anti-inflammatory protein-2 (AIP-2), that suppressed airway inflammation in a mouse model of asthma, reduced expression of costimulatory markers on human dendritic cells (DCs), and suppressed proliferation ex vivo of T cells from human subjects with house dust mite allergy...
October 26, 2016: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790779/the-role-of-human-%C3%AE-defensins-in-allergic-diseases
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REVIEW
F Niyonsaba, C Kiatsurayanon, H Ogawa
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs), also referred to as host defence peptides (HDPs), comprise a large family of small molecules broadly distributed throughout the animal and plant kingdom, historically serving as natural antibiotics. In mammals, there are two major families of AMPs/HDPs, the defensins and the cathelicidins. These peptides have evolved to protect against a wide range of infections from bacteria, viruses, fungi and some parasites. However, in addition to their broad-spectrum killing activities, AMPs/HDPs also possess various biological functions...
December 2016: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27664933/an-emerging-role-for-eotaxins-in-neurodegenerative-disease
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Amanda K Huber, David A Giles, Benjamin M Segal, David N Irani
Eotaxins are C-C motif chemokines first identified as potent eosinophil chemoattractants. They facilitate eosinophil recruitment to sites of inflammation in response to parasitic infections as well as allergic and autoimmune diseases such as asthma, atopic dermatitis, and inflammatory bowel disease. The eotaxin family currently includes three members: eotaxin-1 (CCL11), eotaxin-2 (CCL24), and eotaxin-3 (CCL26). Despite having only ~30% sequence homology to one another, each was identified based on its ability to bind the chemokine receptor, CCR3...
September 21, 2016: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27632204/the-hygiene-hypothesis-and-its-inconvenient-truths-about-helminth-infections
#16
Neima Briggs, Jill Weatherhead, K Jagannadha Sastry, Peter J Hotez
Current iterations of the hygiene hypothesis suggest an adaptive role for helminth parasites in shaping the proper maturation of the immune system. However, aspects of this hypothesis are based on assumptions that may not fully account for realities about human helminth infections. Such realities include evidence of causal associations between helminth infections and asthma or inflammatory bowel disease as well as the fact that helminth infections remain widespread in the United States, especially among populations at greatest risk for inflammatory and autoimmune diseases...
September 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27566864/effect-of-ivermectin-on-allergy-type-manifestations-in-occult-strongyloidiasis
#17
Lahari Rampur, Sunit P Jariwala, Golda Hudes, David L Rosenstreich, Gabriele de Vos
BACKGROUND: The immunomodulatory effects of helminths have been well described. However, there is a relative lack of literature regarding the link between parasites and allergic diseases. A number of patients with allergic symptoms have positive serologic test results for Strongyloides stercoralis. OBJECTIVE: To identify patients with allergy-type symptoms and coexisting Strongyloides infection and to analyze the effect of Strongyloides eradication therapy with ivermectin on these symptoms...
October 2016: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27526715/carbonic-anhydrase-enzymes-regulate-mast-cell-mediated-inflammation
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Everett K Henry, Chandler B Sy, Juan M Inclan-Rico, Vanessa Espinosa, Saleena S Ghanny, Daniel F Dwyer, Patricia Soteropoulos, Amariliz Rivera, Mark C Siracusa
Type 2 cytokine responses are necessary for the development of protective immunity to helminth parasites but also cause the inflammation associated with allergies and asthma. Recent studies have found that peripheral hematopoietic progenitor cells contribute to type 2 cytokine-mediated inflammation through their enhanced ability to develop into mast cells. In this study, we show that carbonic anhydrase (Car) enzymes are up-regulated in type 2-associated progenitor cells and demonstrate that Car enzyme inhibition is sufficient to prevent mouse mast cell responses and inflammation after Trichinella spiralis infection or the induction of food allergy-like disease...
August 22, 2016: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27514600/hyper-ige-syndromes-and-the-lung
#19
REVIEW
Alexandra F Freeman, Kenneth N Olivier
Elevated serum IgE has many etiologies including parasitic infection, allergy and asthma, malignancy, and immune dysregulation. The hyper-IgE syndromes caused by mutations in STAT3, DOCK8, and PGM3 are monogenic primary immunodeficiencies associated with high IgE, eczema, and recurrent infections. These primary immunodeficiencies are associated with recurrent pneumonias leading to bronchiectasis; however, each has unique features and genetic diagnosis is essential in guiding therapy, discussing family planning, and defining prognosis...
September 2016: Clinics in Chest Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27413282/parasites-and-immunotherapy-with-or-against
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Hossein Yousofi Darani, Morteza Yousefi, Marzieh Safari, Rasool Jafari
Immunotherapy is a sort of therapy in which antibody or antigen administrates to the patient in order to treat or reduce the severity of complications of disease. This kind of treatment practiced in a wide variety of diseases including infectious diseases, autoimmune disorders, cancers and allergy. Successful and unsuccessful immunotherapeutic strategies have been practiced in variety of parasitic infections. On the other hand parasites or parasite antigens have also been considered for immunotherapy against other diseases such as cancer, asthma and multiple sclerosis...
June 2016: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
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