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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231415/encapsulating-an-immunosuppressant-enhances-tolerance-induction-by-siglec-engaging-tolerogenic-liposomes
#1
Lijuan Pang, Matthew S Macauley, Britni M Arlian, Corwin M Nycholat, James C Paulson
Unwanted antibody responses significantly impact human health, and current options for treating deleterious antibody responses largely rely on broad immunosuppressants that can compromise overall immunity. A desirable alternative is to induce antigen-specific immune tolerance. We have shown that co-presentation of antigen and ligands of B cell Siglecs (sialic acid-binding immunoglobulin-like lectin) on a liposomal nanoparticle induces antigen-specific tolerance. Although Siglec-engaging tolerance-inducing antigenic liposomes (STALs) induce robust B cell tolerance in naïve mice, the full potential of STALs requires long-term tolerance induction and suppression of an ongoing immune response...
February 23, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224678/microbiome-autoimmunity-allergy-and-helminth-infection-the-importance-of-the-pregnancy-period
#2
Xian Chen, Su Liu, Qiao Tan, Yehuda Shoenfeld, Yong Zeng
Pregnancy is a special physical period in reproductive age women, which has a beneficial influence on the course of certain autoimmune diseases. It has been recently suggested that the microbiome undergoes profound changes during pregnancy that are associated with host physiological and immunological adaptations. The maternal microbiome remodeling during pregnancy is an active response of the mother, possibly to alter immune system status and to facilitate metabolic and immunological adaptations, which are needed for a successful pregnancy...
February 21, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219062/the-impact-on-allergy-related-cells-of-a-birch-pollen-allergoid-with-and-without-monophosphoryl-lipid-a-in-comparison-with-the-native-equivalent
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Margitta Worm, Dennis Ernst, Markus Kraller, Magda Babina
BACKGROUND: The clinical efficacy and safety of allergoid immunotherapy have been demonstrated in clinical trials. However, simultaneous monitoring of the immunological changes by allergoids versus allergens in the cells of the same individual has not been extensively performed, and the impact of concurrent Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) ligation has not been specified. METHODS: Three types of birch allergen were utilized: glutaraldehyde-treated allergoid (extract A), the same allergoid plus monophosphoryl lipid A (MPL), i...
February 21, 2017: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217433/visual-analogue-scales-vas-measuring-instruments-for-the-documentation-of-symptoms-and-therapy-monitoring-in-cases-of-allergic-rhinitis-in-everyday-health-care-position-paper-of-the-german-society-of-allergology-aeda-and-the-german-society-of-allergy-and-clinical
#4
Ludger Klimek, Karl-Christian Bergmann, Tilo Biedermann, Jean Bousquet, Peter Hellings, Kirsten Jung, Hans Merk, Heidi Olze, Wolfgang Schlenter, Philippe Stock, Johannes Ring, Martin Wagenmann, Wolfgang Wehrmann, Ralph Mösges, Oliver Pfaar
BACKROUND: Visual analogue scales (VAS) are psychometric measuring instruments designed to document the characteristics of disease-related symptom severity in individual patients and use this to achieve a rapid (statistically measurable and reproducible) classification of symptom severity and disease control. VAS can also be used in routine patient history taking and to monitor the course of a chronic disease such as allergic rhinitis (AR). More specifically, the VAS has been used to assess effectiveness of AR therapy in real life, both in intermittent and persistent disease...
2017: Allergo Journal International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216433/lifelong-memory-responses-perpetuate-humoral-th2-immunity-and-anaphylaxis-in-food-allergy
#5
Rodrigo Jiménez-Saiz, Derek K Chu, Talveer S Mandur, Tina D Walker, Melissa E Gordon, Roopali Chaudhary, Joshua Koenig, Sarah Saliba, Heather J Galipeau, Adam Utley, Irah L King, Kelvin Lee, Rachel Ettinger, Susan Waserman, Roland Kolbeck, Manel Jordana
BACKGROUND: A number of food allergies (e.g. fish, shellfish, nuts) are lifelong, without any disease-transforming therapies and unclear in their underlying immunology. Clinical manifestations of food allergy are largely mediated by IgE. Although persistent IgE titres have conventionally been attributed to long-lived IgE(+) plasma cells (PCs), this has not been directly and comprehensively tested. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate mechanisms underlying persistent IgE and allergic responses to food allergens...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213675/-adherence-in-specific-immunotherapy
#6
REVIEW
M-L Lemberg, M-J Joisten, R Mösges
Allergies are steadily gaining in importance in the Western world. For over one hundred years, immunology has been the only causal treatment. Specific immunotherapy (SIT) aims at the cure of allergy or at least freedom from allergy symptoms. In association with this, adherence poses a complex problem. Both treatment applications commonly used in Germany-sublingual and subcutaneous immunotherapy-show poor persistence on the part of the patients. In most cases, SIT is not carried out to the end of the recommended duration and instead is discontinued prematurely...
February 17, 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208072/identification-of-triosephosphate-isomerase-as-a-novel-allergen-in-octopus-fangsiao
#7
Yang Yang, Zhong-Wei Chen, Barry K Hurlburt, Gui-Ling Li, Yong-Xia Zhang, Dan-Xia Fei, Hai-Wang Shen, Min-Jie Cao, Guang-Ming Liu
Octopus is an important mollusk in human dietary for its nutritional value, however it also causes allergic reactions in humans. Major allergens from octopus have been identified, while the knowledge of novel allergens remains poor. In the present study, a novel allergen with molecular weight of 28kDa protein was purified from octopus (Octopus fangsiao) and identified as triosephosphate isomerase (TIM) by mass spectrometry. TIM aggregated beyond 45°C, and its IgE-binding activity was affected under extreme pH conditions due to the altered secondary structure...
February 13, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198584/the-farming-environment-protects-mice-from-allergen-induced-skin-contact-hypersensitivity
#8
Christophe P Frossard, Vladimir Lazarevic, Nadia Gaïa, Stefano Leo, Camille Doras, Walid Habre, Jacques Schrenzel, Danielle Burger, Philippe A Eigenmann
BACKGROUND: Being born and raised in a farm provides a long-lasting protection for allergies. The microbial environment provided by farm animals is crucial to induce this protective effect, although underlying immune mechanisms remain elusive. OBJECTIVE: To establish a mouse model of global exposure to the farming environment and to study immunologic changes linked to protection of allergy. METHODS: Mice colonies were bred in parallel in a farm cowshed and the University animal facility (AF)...
February 15, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194188/primum-non-nocere-first-do-no-harm-and-then-feed-peanut
#9
Kyla Jade Hildebrand, Elissa Michele Abrams, Timothy K Vander Leek, Julia Elizabeth Mainwaring Upton, Douglas P Mack, Linda Kirste, Christine McCusker, Sandeep Kapur
The Addendum Guidelines for the Prevention of Peanut Allergy in the United States-Report of the NIAID-Sponsored Expert Panel were developed to build on previous food allergy guidelines after several key studies demonstrated the benefit of early introduction of allergenic foods. These landmark studies including the Learning Early about Peanut (LEAP), LEAP-On and Enquiring about Tolerance trials created a paradigm shift in food allergy prevention. The "take home" messages of this guideline include that peanut should be introduced early in the first year of life, and for the majority of infants, peanut can be introduced at home...
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193793/guidance-on-completing-a-written-allergy-and-anaphylaxis-emergency-plan
#10
Julie Wang, Scott H Sicherer
Anaphylaxis is a potentially life-threatening, severe allergic reaction. The immediate assessment of patients having an allergic reaction and prompt administration of epinephrine, if criteria for anaphylaxis are met, promote optimal outcomes. National and international guidelines for the management of anaphylaxis, including those for management of allergic reactions at school, as well as several clinical reports from the American Academy of Pediatrics, recommend the provision of written emergency action plans to those at risk of anaphylaxis, in addition to the prescription of epinephrine autoinjectors...
February 13, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193791/epinephrine-for-first-aid-management-of-anaphylaxis
#11
Scott H Sicherer, F Estelle R Simons
Anaphylaxis is a severe, generalized allergic or hypersensitivity reaction that is rapid in onset and may cause death. Epinephrine (adrenaline) can be life-saving when administered as rapidly as possible once anaphylaxis is recognized. This clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics is an update of the 2007 clinical report on this topic. It provides information to help clinicians identify patients at risk of anaphylaxis and new information about epinephrine and epinephrine autoinjectors (EAs). The report also highlights the importance of patient and family education about the recognition and management of anaphylaxis in the community...
February 13, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192148/something-new-in-the-air-paying-for-community-based-environmental-approaches-to-asthma-prevention-and-control-work-group-report-of-the-practice-diagnostics-and-therapeutics-committee-of-the-american-academy-of-allergy-asthma-immunology
#12
Megan M Tschudy, Joshua Sharfstein, Elizabeth Matsui, Charles S Barnes, Stacey Chacker, Rosa Codina, John R Cohn, Megan Sandel, H James Wedner
Despite the recommendation in national asthma guidelines to target indoor environmental exposures, most insurers generally have not covered the outreach, education, environmental assessments, or durable goods integral to home environmental interventions. Emerging payment approaches, however, offer new potential for coverage of home-based environmental intervention costs. These opportunities are becoming available as public and private insurers shift reimbursement to reward better health outcomes and their key characteristic is a focus on the value rather than the volume of services...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188710/-prevalence-of-sensitization-to-inhalant-allergens-in-the-immunology-department-from-hospital-de-especialidades-pedi%C3%A3-tricas-mar%C3%A3-a-honduras-2016
#13
Victoria Alejandra Gonzales-González, Adolfo Martín Díaz-Flores, Karla Zobeyda Fernández-Zelaya, María Félix Rivera-Reyes
BACKGROUND: Allergic diseases are a public health problem; estimates indicate that between 30% and 40% of the world population is affected by some allergy. Knowing the prevalence of allergen sensitization allows for adequate diagnoses and treatments to be offered. In Honduras there are no studies available in pediatric patients. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this research was to identify the most common types of sensitization in children and their correlation with the most common allergic diseases in patients on immunotherapy at the Maria Hospital of Pediatric Specialties...
January 2017: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188708/-skin-reactivity-frequency-to-aeroallergens-in-patients-with-clinical-symptoms-of-allergic-disease
#14
Isabel Cristina Rojas-Méndez, Oswaldo Arana-Muñoz, Aída Inés López-García, Daniela Rivero-Yeverino, Chrystopherson Gengyny Caballero-López, Sergio Papaqui-Tapia, Heriberto Camero-Martínez, Elizabeth Vázquez-Rojas
BACKGROUND: Allergic diseases diagnosis must be based on adequate allergological anamnesis and an immunological sensitization test; the most sensitive and specific is the skin prick test. OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of skin reactivity to aeroallergens, by age groups, in patients of the Department of Allergy and Clinical Immunology of the Hospital Universitario de Puebla, in Mexico. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted that included patients aged 2 to 64 years with symptoms suggestive of allergic disease, in which skin prick tests with aeroallergens were performed; the diagnostic criteria were those of international guidelines...
January 2017: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178337/prospective-multicenter-german-study-on-pulmonary-colonization-with-scedosporium-lomentospora-species-in-cystic-fibrosis-epidemiology-and-new-association-factors
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Carsten Schwarz, Claudia Brandt, Elisabeth Antweiler, Alexander Krannich, Doris Staab, Sabina Schmitt-Grohé, Rainald Fischer, Dominik Hartl, Anja Thronicke, Kathrin Tintelnot
BACKGROUND: An increasing rate of respiratory colonization and infection in cystic fibrosis (CF) is caused by fungi of the Scedosporium apiospermum species complex or Lomentospora prolificans (Sac-Lp). These fungi rank second among the filamentous fungi colonizing the CF airways, after Aspergillus fumigatus. However, the epidemiology, clinical relevance and risk of pulmonary colonization with Sac-Lp are rarely understood in CF. The objective of the present prospective multicenter study was to study pathogen distribution and determine association factors of pulmonary Sac-Lp colonization in patients with CF...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174512/allergic-diseases-in-the-elderly-biological-characteristics-and-main-immunological-and-non-immunological-mechanisms
#16
REVIEW
Maria Teresa Ventura, Nicola Scichilone, Roberto Paganelli, Paola Lucia Minciullo, Vincenzo Patella, Matteo Bonini, Giovanni Passalacqua, Carlo Lombardi, Livio Simioni, Erminia Ridolo, Stefano R Del Giacco, Sebastiano Gangemi, Giorgio Walter Canonica
Life expectancy and the number of elderly people are progressively increasing around the world. Together with other pathologies, allergic diseases also show an increasing incidence in geriatric age. This is partly due to the growing emphasis on a more accurate and careful diagnosis of the molecular mechanisms that do not allow to ignore the real pathogenesis of many symptoms until now unknown, and partly to the fact that the allergic people from 20 years ago represent the elderly population now. Moreover, environmental pollution predisposes to the onset of allergic asthma and dermatitis which are the result of internal pathologies more than the expression of allergic manifestations...
2017: Clinical and Molecular Allergy: CMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173607/review-suggests-that-the-immunoregulatory-and-anti-inflammatory-properties-of-allergenic-foods-can-provoke-oral-tolerance-if-introduced-early-to-infants-diets
#17
REVIEW
Despina-Zoe T Mermiri, Theodora Lappa, Athina L Papadopoulou
: For years, the advice was to postpone introducing allergenic foods, in order to prevent food allergies. However, food allergies have escalated rather than declined and our review of the latest epidemiological, immunological and nutritional research suggests that early weaning practices may be beneficial. The most allergenic foods, such as fish, eggs and peanuts, have proved to be inherently rich in tolerogenic substances that can play a significant role in preventing allergies. CONCLUSION: We found evidence that the immunoregulatory and anti-inflammatory properties of allergenic foods can provoke oral tolerance if introduced early to both low-risk and high-risk infants...
February 7, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167094/international-consensus-guidelines-for-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-food-protein-induced-enterocolitis-syndrome-workgroup-report-of-the-adverse-reactions-to-foods-committee-american-academy-of-allergy-asthma-and-immunology
#18
A Nowak-Węgrzyn, M Chehade, M Groetch, J M Spergel, R A Wood, K Allen, D Atkins, S Bahna, A Barad, C Berin, T Brown Whitehorn, A W Burks, J C Caubet, A Cianferoni, M Conte, C Davis, A Fiocchi, K Grimshaw, R Gupta, B Hofmeister, J B Hwang, Y Katz, G N Konstantinou, S A Leonard, J Lightdale, S McGhee, S Mehr, S Miceli Sopo, G Monti, A Muraro, S Noel, I Nomura, S Noone, H A Sampson, F Schultz, S H Sicherer, C Thompson, P Turner, C Venter, A Westcott-Chavez, M Greenhawt
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February 3, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160513/the-clinical-and-immunological-effects-of-pru-p-3-slit-on-peach-and-peanut-allergy-in-patients-with-systemic-reactions
#19
F Gomez, G Bogas, M Gonzalez, P Campo, M Salas, A Diaz-Perales, M J Rodriguez, A Prieto, D Barber, M Blanca, M J Torres, C Mayorga
BACKGROUND: The peach non-specific lipid transfer protein (nsLTP), Pru p 3, is the primary sensitizer in fruits and responsible for severe reactions in the Mediterranean area. Peach allergy is frequently associated with other allergies such as peanut. Therefore, it is important to assess how specific immunotherapy to Pru p 3 could affect both peach and peanut tolerance. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate peach and peanut desensitization and immunological changes after one year of Pru p 3 sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) in patients with systemic allergic reactions to peach and/or peanut...
February 4, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143692/the-journal-of-allergy-and-clinical-immunology-in-practice-2016-year-in-review
#20
REVIEW
Michael Schatz, Scott H Sicherer, Robert S Zeiger
As editors, we concluded that it would be helpful to our readers to write a Year in Review article that highlights the Review, Original, and Clinical Communication articles published in 2016 in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice. We summarized articles on the topics of asthma, rhinitis/rhinosinusitis, food allergy, anaphylaxis, drug allergy, urticarial/angioedema, eosinophilic disorders, and immunodeficiency. Within each topic, epidemiologic findings are presented, relevant aspects of prevention are described, and diagnostic and therapeutic advances are enumerated...
January 28, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
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