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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815786/vitamin-d-intake-during-the-first-4-years-and-onset-of-asthma-by-age-5-a-nested-case-control-study
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Bright I Nwaru, Kishor Hadkhale, Niina Hämäläinen, Hanna-Mari Takkinen, Suvi Ahonen, Jorma Ilonen, Jorma Toppari, Onni Niemelä, Anna-Maija Haapala, Riitta Veijola, Mikael Knip, Suvi M Virtanen
BACKGROUND: Early life vitamin D intake has been linked to asthma risk in childhood, but the role of longitudinal vitamin D exposure has not been previously evaluated. We investigated the association between vitamin D intake during the first 4 years of life and asthma risk by age 5. METHODS: Within a Finnish population-based birth cohort, 182 incident asthma cases were matched to 728 controls on sex, genetic risk for type 1 diabetes, delivery hospital, and time of birth...
August 17, 2017: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809842/noninvasive-sampling-of-mucosal-lining-fluid-for-the-quantification-of-in-vivo-upper-airway-immune-mediator-levels
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Helene M Wolsk, Bo L Chawes, Jonathan Thorsen, Jakob Stokholm, Klaus Bønnelykke, Susanne Brix, Hans Bisgaard
This protocol describes noninvasive sampling of undisturbed upper airway mucosal lining fluid. It also details the extraction procedure used prior to the analysis of immune mediators in fluid eluates for the study of the airway topical immune signature, without the need for stimulation procedures (often used by other techniques). The mucosal lining fluid is sampled on a strip of filter paper placed at the anterior part of the inferior turbinate and left for 2 min of absorption. Analytes are eluted from the filter papers, and the extracted protein-based eluates are analyzed by an electrochemiluminescence-based immunoassay, allowing for the high-sensitivity quantification of low- and high-level analytes in the same sample...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807506/altered-vulnerability-to-asthma-at-various-levels-of-ambient-benzo-a-pyrene-by-ctla4-stat4-and-cyp2e1-polymorphisms
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Hyunok Choi, Nana Tabashidze, Pavel Rossner, Miroslav Dostal, Anna Pastorkova, Sek Won Kong, Hans Gmuender, Radim J Sram
BACKGROUND: Within fossil- and solid-fuel dependent geographic locations, mechanisms of air pollution-induced asthma remains unknown. In particular, sources of greater genetic susceptibility to airborne carcinogen, namely, benzo[a]pyrene (B[a]P) has never been investigated beyond that of a few well known genes. OBJECTIVES: To deepen our understanding on how the genotypic variations within the candidate genes contribute to the variability in the children's susceptibility to ambient B[a]P on doctor-diagnosed asthma...
August 11, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804700/abridged-version-of-the-awmf-guideline-for-the-medical-clinical-diagnostics-of-indoor-mould-exposure-s2k-guideline-of-the-german-society-of-hygiene-environmental-medicine-and-preventive-medicine-ghup-in-collaboration-with-the-german-association-of-allergists
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Gerhard A Wiesmüller, Birger Heinzow, Ute Aurbach, Karl-Christian Bergmann, Albrecht Bufe, Walter Buzina, Oliver A Cornely, Steffen Engelhart, Guido Fischer, Thomas Gabrio, Werner Heinz, Caroline E W Herr, Jörg Kleine-Tebbe, Ludger Klimek, Martin Köberle, Herbert Lichtnecker, Thomas Lob-Corzilius, Rolf Merget, Norbert Mülleneisen, Dennis Nowak, Uta Rabe, Monika Raulf, Hans Peter Seidl, Jens-Oliver Steiß, Regine Szewszyk, Peter Thomas, Kerttu Valtanen, Julia Hurraß
This article is an abridged version of the AWMF mould guideline "Medical clinical diagnostics of indoor mould exposure" presented in April 2016 by the German Society of Hygiene, Environmental Medicine and Preventive Medicine (Gesellschaft für Hygiene, Umweltmedizin und Präventivmedizin, GHUP), in collaboration with the above-mentioned scientific medical societies, German and Austrian societies, medical associations and experts. Indoor mould growth is a potential health risk, even if a quantitative and/or causal relationship between the occurrence of individual mould species and health problems has yet to be established...
2017: Allergo Journal International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804483/the-impact-of-western-diet-and-nutrients-on-the-microbiota-and-immune-response-at-mucosal-interfaces
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Donjete Statovci, Mònica Aguilera, John MacSharry, Silvia Melgar
Recent findings point toward diet having a major impact on human health. Diets can either affect the gut microbiota resulting in alterations in the host's physiological responses or by directly targeting the host response. The microbial community in the mammalian gut is a complex and dynamic system crucial for the development and maturation of both systemic and mucosal immune responses. Therefore, the complex interaction between available nutrients, the microbiota, and the immune system are central regulators in maintaining homeostasis and fighting against invading pathogens at mucosal sites...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802206/perfluoroalkyl-substance-exposure-and-urine-cc16-levels-among-asthmatics-a-case-control-study-of-children
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Yang Zhou, Wen-Wen Bao, Zhengmin Min Qian, Sarah Dee Geiger, Katelyn L Parrish, Bo-Yi Yang, Yungling Leo Lee, Guang-Hui Dong
BACKGROUND: Studies have reported an association between serum perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) and asthma. However, few studies have examined the possible associations between PFASs and the 16-kDa club cell secretory protein (Clara) (CC16) level, a prominent biomarker of asthma, among adolescents. METHODS: We recruited a total of 231 asthmatic children and 225 non-asthmatic controls in the Genetic and Biomarkers study for Childhood Asthma (GBCA) in northern Taiwan from 2009 to 2010...
August 9, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792713/investigation-of-fc-receptor-like-3-fcrl-3-gene-polymorphism-rs7528684-with-susceptibility-to-allergic-asthma-in-iranian-north-western-azeri-population
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Lida Aslanian-Kalkhoran, Daniel Elieh-Ali-Komi, Mahnaz Sadeghi-Shabestari, Dariush Shanebandi, Zohreh Babaloo, Alireza Razavi, Saeed Sadigh-Eteghad, Tohid Kazemi
BACKGROUND: Asthma is a clinical setting in which multiple cellular and molecular mechanisms are involved. Additionally, increasing genetic studies have provided evidence that single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in asthma relevant genes confer susceptibility to the disease. Fc receptor-like (FCRL) 3, a transmembrane molecule basically involved in B-cell signaling, mediates immune-disorders including allergy. Aim of study was to investigate the possible association of rs7528684 SNP in FCRL3 gene with a predisposition to allergic asthma in Iranian North-western Azeri population...
July 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791280/oxidative-stress-and-bronchial-asthma-in-children-causes-or-consequences
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REVIEW
Milos Jesenak, Maria Zelieskova, Eva Babusikova
Bronchial asthma is one of the most common chronic inflammatory diseases of the airways. In the pathogenesis of this disease, the interplay among the genes, intrinsic, and extrinsic factors are crucial. Various combinations of the involved factors determine and modify the final clinical phenotype/endotype of asthma. Oxidative stress results from an imbalance between the production of reactive oxygen species and reactive nitrogen species and the capacity of antioxidant defense mechanisms. It was shown that oxidative damage of biomolecules is strongly involved in the asthmatic inflammation...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776467/pharmacogenetics-and-the-treatment-of-asthma
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María Isidoro-García, Almudena Sánchez-Martín, Asunción García-Sánchez, Catalina Sanz, Belén García-Berrocal, Ignacio Dávila
Heterogeneity defines both the natural history of asthma as well as patient's response to treatment. Pharmacogenomics contribute to understand the genetic basis of drug response and thus to define new therapeutic targets or molecular biomarkers to evaluate treatment effectiveness. This review is initially focused on different genes so far involved in the pharmacological response to asthma treatment. Specific considerations regarding allergic asthma, the pharmacogenetics aspects of polypharmacy and the application of pharmacogenomics in new drugs in asthma will also be addressed...
August 4, 2017: Pharmacogenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774699/pulmonary-and-sinus-fungal-diseases-in-non-immunocompromised-patients
#10
REVIEW
David W Denning, Arunaloke Chakrabarti
The human respiratory tract is exposed daily to airborne fungi, fungal enzymes, and secondary metabolites. The endemic fungi Histoplasma capsulatum, Coccidioides spp, Blastomyces dermatitidis, and Paracoccidioides brasiliensis, and occasionally Aspergillus fumigatus, are primary pulmonary pathogens of otherwise healthy people. Such infections resolve in most people, and only a few infections lead to disease. However, many fungi are directly allergenic by colonising the respiratory tract or indirectly through contact with cell wall constituents and proteases, causing or exacerbating allergic disease...
July 31, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750923/didox-3-4-dihydroxybenzohydroxamic-acid-suppresses-il-33-induced-cytokine-production-in-primary-mouse-mast-cells
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Heather L Caslin, Jamie Josephine Avila McLeod, Andrew J Spence, Amina Abdul Qayum, Elizabeth Motunrayo Kolawole, Marcela T Taruselli, Anuya Paranjape, Howard L Elford, John J Ryan
While IgE is considered the primary mediator of mast cell activation, IL-33 contributes substantially in asthma, allergic rhinitis, and atopic dermatitis. To develop effective treatments for allergic disease, it is important to understand the role of therapeutic agents on IL-33 activation. We examined the effect of Didox (3,4-dihydroxybenzohydroxamic acid), an antioxidant and ribonucleotide reductase (RNR) inhibitor, on IL-33-mediated mast cell activation. Didox suppressed IL-6, IL-13, TNF, and MIP-1α (CCL3) production in bone marrow derived mast cells following IL-33 activation...
July 11, 2017: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750075/cbirtox-is-a-selective-antigen-specific-agonist-of-the-treg-iga-microbiota-homeostatic-pathway
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Katie L Alexander, Jannet Katz, Charles O Elson
Cultivating an environment of mutualism between host cells and the microbiota is vital, and dysregulation of this relationship is associated with multiple immune disorders including metabolic and skin diseases, asthma, allergy, and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). One prominent mechanism for maintaining homeostasis is the protective regulatory T cell (Treg)- Immunoglobulin A (IgA) pathway toward microbiota antigens, in which Tregs maintain homeostasis and provide critical survival factors to IgA+ B cells. In order to amplify the Treg-IgA pathway, we have generated a fusion protein, CBirTox, comprised of a portion of the carboxy terminus of CBir1, a microbiota flagellin, genetically coupled to Cholera Toxin B subunit (CTB) via the A2 linker of CT...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740175/genetic-and-functional-characterization-of-disease-associations-explains-comorbidity
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Carlota Rubio-Perez, Emre Guney, Daniel Aguilar, Janet Piñero, Javier Garcia-Garcia, Barbara Iadarola, Ferran Sanz, Narcís Fernandez-Fuentes, Laura I Furlong, Baldo Oliva
Understanding relationships between diseases, such as comorbidities, has important socio-economic implications, ranging from clinical study design to health care planning. Most studies characterize disease comorbidity using shared genetic origins, ignoring pathway-based commonalities between diseases. In this study, we define the disease pathways using an interactome-based extension of known disease-genes and introduce several measures of functional overlap. The analysis reveals 206 significant links among 94 diseases, giving rise to a highly clustered disease association network...
July 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740106/environment-changes-genetic-effects-on-respiratory-conditions-and-allergic-phenotypes
#14
Yong Song, Michelle J Schwager, Vibeke Backer, Jing Guo, Celeste Porsbjerg, Siew-Kim Khoo, Ingrid A Laing, Eric K Moses, Peter LeSouëf, Guicheng Brad Zhang
The prevalence of asthma and allergic diseases is disproportionately distributed among different populations, with an increasing trend observed in Western countries. Here we investigated how the environment affected genotype-phenotype association in a genetically homogeneous, but geographically separated population. We evaluated 18 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) corresponding to 8 genes (ADAM33, ALOX5, LT-α, LTC4S, NOS1, ORMDL3, TBXA2R and TNF-α), the lung function and five respiratory/allergic conditions (ever asthma, bronchitis, rhinitis, dermatitis and atopy) in two populations of Inuit residing either in the westernized environment of Denmark or in the rural area of Greenland...
July 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739286/genetic-and-epigenetic-regulation-of-ykl-40-in-childhood
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Stefano Guerra, Erik Melén, Jordi Sunyer, Cheng-Jian Xu, Iris Lavi, Marta Benet, Mariona Bustamante, Anne-Elie Carsin, Carlota Dobaño, Mònica Guxens, Christina Tischer, Martine Vrijheid, Inger Kull, Anna Bergström, Ashish Kumar, Cilla Söderhäll, Ulrike Gehring, Dorieke J Dijkstra, Pieter van der Vlies, Magnus Wickman, Jean Bousquet, Dirkje S Postma, Josep M Anto, Gerard H Koppelman
BACKGROUND: Circulating levels of the chitinase-like protein YKL-40 are influenced by genetic variation in its encoding gene (CHI3L1) and are increased in several diseases, including asthma. Epigenetic regulation of circulating YKL-40 early in life is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To determine (1) whether methylation levels at CHI3L1 CpG sites mediate the association of CHI3L1 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) with YKL-40 levels in the blood; and (2) whether these biomarkers (CHI3L1 SNPs, methylation profiles, and YKL-40 levels) are associated with asthma in early childhood...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
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/28737212/a-genome-wide-association-study-for-equine-recurrent-airway-obstruction-in-european-warmblood-horses-reveals-a-suggestive-new-quantitative-trait-locus-on-chromosome-13
#17
D Schnider, S Rieder, T Leeb, V Gerber, M Neuditschko
Recurrent airway obstruction (RAO), also known as heaves, is an asthma-like respiratory disease. Its development is strongly influenced by environmental risk factors such as sensitization and exposure to moldy hay, straw bedding and stabling indoors. A hereditary component has been documented in previous studies; however, so far no causative genetic variant that influences the risk of developing RAO has been identified. In this study, we revised an existing dataset and selected 384 horses for genotyping on the Affymetrix high-density equine SNP array...
July 24, 2017: Animal Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736268/differential-connectivity-of-gene-regulatory-networks-distinguishes-corticosteroid-response-in-asthma
#18
Weiliang Qiu, Feng Guo, Kimberly Glass, Guo Cheng Yuan, John Quackenbush, Xiaobo Zhou, Kelan G Tantisira
BACKGROUND: Variations in drug response between individuals have prevented us from achieving high drug efficacy in treating many complex diseases, including asthma. Genetics plays an important role in accounting for such inter-individual variations in drug response. However, systematic approaches for addressing how genetic factors and their regulators determine variations in drug response in asthma treatment are lacking. METHODS: We used PANDA (Passing Attributes between Networks for Data Assimilations) to construct the gene regulatory networks associated with good responders and poor responders to inhaled corticosteroids based on a subset of 145 Caucasian asthmatic children who participated in the Childhood Asthma Management Cohort (CAMP)...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724478/the-stoppa-twin-study-explains-the-exhaled-nitric-oxide-and-asthma-link-by-genetics-and-sensitization
#19
Björn Nordlund, Cecilia Lundholm, Vilhelmina Ullemar, Marianne van Hage, Anne K Örtqvist, Catarina Almqvist
BACKGROUND: The link between asthma and exhaled nitric oxide (FENO) is not completely understood. The aim of this study was to estimate the association between FENO and asthma, taking genetics, sensitization, and inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) into account. METHODS: A total of 681 twins (53% monozygotic [MZ] and 47% dizygotic [DZ]) from the population-based STOPPA study (mean age 12.6 years) were recruited and information on FENO (parts per billion), parental report of current asthma, sensitization to airborne allergens (Phadiatop; IgE ≥0...
August 2017: Twin Research and Human Genetics: the Official Journal of the International Society for Twin Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721208/new-perspectives-on-the-regulation-of-type-ii-inflammation-in-asthma
#20
REVIEW
Mireya Becerra-Díaz, Marsha Wills-Karp, Nicola M Heller
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the lungs which has been thought to arise as a result of inappropriately directed T helper type-2 (Th2) immune responses of the lungs to otherwise innocuous inhaled antigens. Current asthma therapeutics are directed towards the amelioration of downstream consequences of type-2 immune responses (i.e. β-agonists) or broad-spectrum immunosuppression (i.e. corticosteroids). However, few approaches to date have been focused on the primary prevention of immune deviation...
2017: F1000Research
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