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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892018/antioxidant-artemisia-princeps-extract-enhances-the-expression-of-filaggrin-and-loricrin-via-the-ahr-ovol1-pathway
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Akiko Hirano, Masashi Goto, Tsukasa Mitsui, Akiko Hashimoto-Hachiya, Gaku Tsuji, Masutaka Furue
The Japanese mugwort, Artemisia princeps (yomogi in Japanese), has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Skin care products containing Artemisia princeps extract (APE) are known to improve dry skin symptoms in atopic dermatitis. Atopic dry skin is associated with a marked reduction of skin barrier proteins, such as filaggrin (FLG) and loricrin (LOR). Recently, aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR), and its downstream transcription factor OVO-like 1 (OVOL1), have been shown to regulate the gene expression of FLG and LOR...
September 11, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891677/genetic-variation-in-the-mitf-promoter-affects-skin-color-and-transcriptional-activity-in-black-boned-chickens
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G Wang, J Liao, M Tang, S Yu
1. Microphthalmia-associated transcription factor (MITF) plays a pivotal role in melanocyte development by regulating the transcription of major pigmentation enzymes (e.g., TYR, TYRP1, and DCT). A single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP), c.-638T>C, was identified in the MITF promoter and genotyping of a population (n=426) revealed that SNP c.-638T>C was associated with skin colour in black-boned chickens. 2. Individuals with genotypes CC and TC exhibited greater MTIF expression than those with genotype TT...
September 11, 2017: British Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887947/therapeutic-pipeline-for-atopic-dermatitis-end-of-the-drought
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Amy S Paller, Kenji Kabashima, Thomas Bieber
Until the past year, our therapeutic armamentarium for treating atopic dermatitis (AD) was still primarily topical corticosteroids and, for more severe disease, systemic immunosuppressants. The pipeline of more targeted topical and systemic therapies is expanding based on our growing understanding of the mechanism for AD and is particularly focused on suppressing the skewed immune activation. Most agents are in phase 2 clinical trials. Crisaborole, a topical phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4) inhibitor, became available in late 2016 in the United States for mild-to-moderate AD, with other PDE4 inhibitors, an agonist of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor, Janus kinase inhibitors, and commensal organisms also in trials for topical application...
September 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867725/wound-healing-effect-of-slightly-acidic-electrolyzed-water-on-cutaneous-wounds-in-hairless-mice-via-immune-redox-modulation
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Hae Sun You, Ailyn Fadriquela, Ma Easter Joy Sajo, Johny Bajgai, Jesmin Ara, Cheol Su Kim, Soo-Ki Kim, Jin Rok Oh, Kwang Yong Shim, Hyun Kyo Lim, Kyu-Jae Lee
Acidic electrolyzed water is an innovative sanitizer having a wide-spectrum of applications in food industry, and healthcare industry but little is known on its effect and mechanism in wound healing. The study was conducted to identify the effect and mechanism of slightly acidic electrolyzed water (SAEW) on cutaneous wounds in hairless mice. SAEW (pH: 5-6.5, oxidation reduction potential: 800 mV, chlorine concentration: 25 ppm) was prepared through electrolysis of water and was applied to the wounds of hairless mice three times a day for seven days...
2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761287/adiponectin-upregulates-filaggrin-expression-via-sirt1-mediated-signaling-in-human-normal-keratinocytes
#5
Taewon Jin, Kui Young Park, Seong Jun Seo
BACKGROUND: Filaggrin (FLG) is the major component of the epidermal granular layer and binds to and condenses the keratin cytoskeleton. FLG thus contributes to cell compaction and serves as a natural moisturizing factor by promoting unfolding and degradation into hygroscopic amino acids. Loss or downregulation of FLG has been shown to result in a weak stratum corneum, which causes water loss and increases the possibility of skin barrier-related seizure. Adiponectin (Acrp30) contributes to the functional recovery of somatic cells, including human normal epidermal keratinocytes (NHEKs)...
August 2017: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703805/aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-activation-restores-filaggrin-expression-via-ovol1-in-atopic-dermatitis
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Gaku Tsuji, Akiko Hashimoto-Hachiya, Mari Kiyomatsu-Oda, Masaki Takemura, Fumitaka Ohno, Takamichi Ito, Saori Morino-Koga, Chikage Mitoma, Takeshi Nakahara, Hiroshi Uchi, Masutaka Furue
Filaggrin (FLG) mutation is a well-confirmed genetic aberration in atopic dermatitis (AD). Genome-wide association studies on AD have revealed other susceptibility genes, for example, Ovo-like 1 (OVOL1). Nonetheless, the relation between FLG and OVOL1 is unclear. Because aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR; a ligand-activated transcription factor), plays a role in FLG expression in keratinocytes, we hypothesized that AHR regulates FLG expression via OVOL1. To demonstrate this mechanism, we analyzed FLG expression in OVOL1-overexpressing or OVOL1-knockdown normal human epidermal keratinocytes (NHEKs)...
July 13, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595996/tapinarof-is-a-natural-ahr-agonist-that%C3%A2-resolves-skin-inflammation-in-mice%C3%A2-and%C3%A2-humans
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Susan H Smith, Channa Jayawickreme, David J Rickard, Edwige Nicodeme, Thi Bui, Cathy Simmons, Christine M Coquery, Jessica Neil, William M Pryor, David Mayhew, Deepak K Rajpal, Katrina Creech, Sylvia Furst, James Lee, Dalei Wu, Fraydoon Rastinejad, Timothy M Willson, Fabrice Viviani, David C Morris, John T Moore, Javier Cote-Sierra
Tapinarof (GSK2894512) is a naturally derived topical treatment with demonstrated efficacy for patients with psoriasis and atopic dermatitis, although the biologic target and mechanism of action had been unknown. We demonstrate that the anti-inflammatory properties of tapinarof are mediated through activation of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR). We show that tapinarof binds and activates AhR in multiple cell types, including cells of the target tissue-human skin. In addition, tapinarof moderates proinflammatory cytokine expression in stimulated peripheral blood CD4+ T cells and ex vivo human skin, and impacts barrier gene expression in primary human keratinocytes; both of these processes are likely to be downstream of AhR activation based on current evidence...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573192/modeling-the-effect-of-the-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-on-transplant-immunity
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Walker Julliard, John H Fechner, Leah Owens, Chelsea A O'Driscoll, Ling Zhou, Jeremy A Sullivan, Lynn Frydrych, Amanda Mueller, Joshua D Mezrich
BACKGROUND: Exposure to pollutants through inhalation is a risk factor for lung diseases including cancer, asthma, and lung transplant rejection, but knowledge of the effects of inhaled pollutants on pathologies outside of the lung is limited. METHODS: Using the minor-mismatched model of male C57BL/6J (B6) to female B6 skin grafts, recipient mice were treated with an inhaled urban dust particle sample every 3 days before and after grafting. Graft survival time was determined, and analysis of the resulting immune response was performed at time before rejection...
May 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552542/6-formylindolo-3-2-b-carbazole-ficz-accelerates-skin-wound-healing-via-activation-of-erk-but-not-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor
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Saori Morino-Koga, Hiroshi Uchi, Chikage Mitoma, Zhouwei Wu, Mari Kiyomatsu, Yoko Fuyuno, Konosuke Nagae, Mao Yasumatsu, Mary Ann Suico, Hirofumi Kai, Masutaka Furue
Wound healing is an elaborate process composed of overlapping phases, such as proliferation and remodeling, and is delayed in several circumstances, including diabetes. Although several treatment strategies for chronic wounds, such as growth factors, have been applied, further alternatives are required. The skin, especially keratinocytes, is continually exposed to UV rays, which impairs wound healing. The 6-formylindolo[3,2-b]carbazole (FICZ) is a tryptophan photoproduct formed by UV exposure, indicating that FICZ might be one of the effectors of UV radiation...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526404/airborne-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-trigger-human-skin-cells-aging-through-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor
#10
Yuan Qiao, Qiang Li, Hong-Yang Du, Qiao-Wei Wang, Ye Huang, Wei Liu
Accumulating evidence suggests that polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) which adsorbed on the surface of ambient air particulate matters (PM), are the major toxic compound to cause cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, even cancer. However, its detrimental effects on human skin cell remain unclear. Here, we demonstrated that SRM1649b, a reference urban dust material of PAH, triggers human skin cells aging through cell cycle arrest, cell growth inhibition and apoptosis. Principally, SRM1649b facilitated Aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) translocated into nucleus, subsequently activated ERK/MAPK signaling pathway, and upregulated aging-related genes expression...
May 17, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390928/itraconazole-cis-diastereoisomers-activate-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-ahr-and-pregnane-x-receptor-pxr-and-induce-cyp1a1-in-human-cell-lines-and-human-hepatocytes
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Martina Stepankova, Barbora Pastorkova, Petr Bachleda, Zdenek Dvorak
Triazole antimycotic itraconazole contains in its structure three chiral centres; therefore, it forms eight stereoisomers. Commercial preparations of itraconazole are a mixture of four cis-diastereoisomers. There is much evidence that efficacy, adverse effects, and toxicity of chiral drugs may be stereospecific. Therefore, we have prepared 4 pure cis-diastereoisomers of itraconazole and investigated their effects on transcriptional activities of xenoreceptors aryl hydrocarbon receptor AhR and pregnane X receptor PXR...
May 15, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376268/ahr-mediates-an-anti-inflammatory-feed-back-mechanism-in-human-langerhans-cells-involving-fc%C3%AE%C2%B5ri-and-ido
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Susanne Koch, Tim J Stroisch, Julia Vorac, Nadine Herrmann, Nicole Leib, Sylvia Schnautz, Helene Kirins, Irmgard Förster, Heike Weighardt, Thomas Bieber
BACKGROUND: Aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR), an important regulator of immune responses, is activated by UVB irradiation in the skin. Langerhans cells (LC) in the epidermis of atopic dermatitis (AD) patients carry the high affinity receptor for IgE, FcεRI, and are crucially involved in the pathogenesis of AD by inducing inflammatory responses and regulating tolerogenic processes. OBJECTIVES: We investigated AhR and AhR repressor (AhRR) expression and functional consequences of AhR activation in human ex vivo skin cells and in in vitro generated LC...
April 4, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273792/antioxidants-for-healthy-skin-the-emerging-role-of-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptors-and-nuclear-factor-erythroid-2-related-factor-2
#13
REVIEW
Masutaka Furue, Hiroshi Uchi, Chikage Mitoma, Akiko Hashimoto-Hachiya, Takahito Chiba, Takamichi Ito, Takeshi Nakahara, Gaku Tsuji
Skin is the outermost part of the body and is, thus, inevitably exposed to UV rays and environmental pollutants. Oxidative stress by these hazardous factors accelerates skin aging and induces skin inflammation and carcinogenesis. Aryl hydrocarbon receptors (AHRs) are chemical sensors that are abundantly expressed in epidermal keratinocytes and mediate the production of reactive oxygen species. To neutralize or minimize oxidative stress, the keratinocytes also express nuclear factor-erythroid 2-related factor-2 (NRF2), which is a master switch for antioxidant signaling...
March 3, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219704/%C3%AE-lactam-hypersensitivity-involves-expansion-of-circulating-and-skin-resident-th22%C3%A2-cells
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Andrew Sullivan, Eryi Wang, John Farrell, Paul Whitaker, Lee Faulkner, Daniel Peckham, B Kevin Park, Dean J Naisbitt
BACKGROUND: β-Lactam hypersensitivity has been classified according to the phenotype and function of drug-specific T cells. However, new T-cell subsets have not been considered. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to use piperacillin as a model of β-lactam hypersensitivity to study the nature of the drug-specific T-cell response induced in the blood and skin of hypersensitive patients and healthy volunteers. METHODS: Drug-specific T cells were cloned from blood and inflamed skin, and cellular phenotype and function were explored...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067314/the-transcription-factor-epas1-links-dock8-deficiency-to-atopic-skin-inflammation-via-il-31-induction
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Kazuhiko Yamamura, Takehito Uruno, Akira Shiraishi, Yoshihiko Tanaka, Miho Ushijima, Takeshi Nakahara, Mayuki Watanabe, Makiko Kido-Nakahara, Ikuya Tsuge, Masutaka Furue, Yoshinori Fukui
Mutations of DOCK8 in humans cause a combined immunodeficiency characterized by atopic dermatitis with high serum IgE levels. However, the molecular link between DOCK8 deficiency and atopic skin inflammation is unknown. Here we show that CD4(+) T cells from DOCK8-deficient mice produce large amounts of IL-31, a major pruritogen associated with atopic dermatitis. IL-31 induction critically depends on the transcription factor EPAS1, and its conditional deletion in CD4(+) T cells abrogates skin disease development in DOCK8-deficient mice...
January 9, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057434/atopic-dermatitis-immune-deviation-barrier-dysfunction-ige-autoreactivity-and-new-therapies
#16
REVIEW
Masutaka Furue, Takahito Chiba, Gaku Tsuji, Dugarmaa Ulzii, Makiko Kido-Nakahara, Takeshi Nakahara, Takafumi Kadono
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic or chronically relapsing, eczematous, severely pruritic skin disorder mostly associated with IgE elevation and skin barrier dysfunction due to decreased filaggrin expression. The lesional skin of AD exhibits Th2- and Th22-deviated immune reactions that are progressive during disease chronicity. Th2 and Th22 cytokines further deteriorate the skin barrier by inhibiting filaggrin expression. Some IgEs are reactive to self-antigens. The IgE autoreactivity may precipitate the chronicity of AD...
July 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057405/genetic-variants-associated-with-skin-aging-in-the-chinese-han-population
#17
Wenshan Gao, Jingze Tan, Anke Hüls, Anan Ding, Yu Liu, Mary S Matsui, Andrea Vierkötter, Jean Krutmann, Tamara Schikowski, Li Jin, Sijia Wang
BACKGROUND: The progression and manifestation of human skin aging has a strong genetic basis; however, most of the supporting evidence has been gathered in Caucasian populations. The genetic contribution to the variation in skin aging in non-Caucasian populations is poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the genetic risk factors of relevance for skin aging in East Asians, we conducted the first candidate gene study for signs of skin aging in Han Chinese. METHODS: We collected skin aging and genotype data in 502 female Han Chinese from the Taizhou cohort...
April 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029781/aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-activation-contributes-to-benzanthrone-induced-hyperpigmentation-via-modulation-of-melanogenic-signaling-pathways
#18
Sabiya Abbas, Shamshad Alam, Krishna P Singh, Mahadeo Kumar, Shailendra K Gupta, Kausar M Ansari
Benzanthrone (BA), an oxidized polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH), has been found to be a potential health threat to occupational workers involved in dye manufacturing factories. It has been observed that occupational workers become exposed to BA either during manufacturing, pulverization, or storage and developed various kinds of skin diseases like contact dermatitis, itching, erythema, roughness, and foremost, hyperpigmentation. It has been shown that some environmental organic pollutants (POPs) like dioxins, furans, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) may act as ligands for the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) and regulate hyperpigmentation...
February 20, 2017: Chemical Research in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720465/inhibition-of-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-signaling-and-induction-of-nrf2-mediated-antioxidant-activity-by-cinnamaldehyde-in-human-keratinocytes
#19
Hiroshi Uchi, Mao Yasumatsu, Saori Morino-Koga, Chikage Mitoma, Masutaka Furue
BACKGROUND: Dioxins and other environmental pollutants are toxic and remain in biological tissues for a long time leading to various levels of oxidative stress. Although the toxicity of these agents has been linked to activation of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR), no effective treatment has been developed. OBJECTIVE: To explore novel phytochemicals that inhibit AHR activation in keratinocytes. METHODS: Keratinocytes were used in this study because the skin is one of the organs most affected by dioxin and other environmental pollutants...
January 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27670593/the-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-is-required-for-the-maintenance-of-liver-resident-natural-killer-cells
#20
Luhua H Zhang, June Ho Shin, Mikel D Haggadone, John B Sunwoo
A tissue-resident population of natural killer cells (NK cells) in the liver has recently been described to have the unique capacity to confer immunological memory in the form of hapten-specific contact hypersensitivity independent of T and B cells. Factors regulating the development and maintenance of these liver-resident NK cells are poorly understood. The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) is a transcription factor modulated by exogenous and endogenous ligands that is important in the homeostasis of immune cells at barrier sites, such as the skin and gut...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Experimental Medicine
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