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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918476/antenatal-dexamethasone-exposure-in-preterm-infants-is-associated-with-allergic-diseases-and-the-mental-development-index-in-children
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Wan-Ning Tseng, Chih-Cheng Chen, Hong-Ren Yu, Li-Tung Huang, Ho-Chang Kuo
Background: Antenatal steroid administration may benefit fetal lung maturity in preterm infants. Although some studies have shown that this treatment may increase asthma in childhood, the correlation between antenatal dexamethasone exposure and allergic diseases remains unclear. The purpose of this study is to investigate the association between antenatal dexamethasone and T cell expression in childhood allergic diseases. Methods: We recruited a cohort of preterm infants born at Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital between 2007 and 2010 with a gestational age of less than 35 weeks and body weight at birth of less than 1500 g...
December 3, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884791/immunomodulatory-effect-of-characterized-extract-of-zataria-multiflora-on-th1-th2-and-th17-in-normal-and-th2-polarization-state
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Majid Kianmehr, Abdolrahim Rezaei, Mahmoud Hosseini, Mohammad Reza Khazdair, Ramin Rezaee, Vahid Reza Askari, Mohammad Hossein Boskabady
The effect of the extract of Zataria multiflora (Z. multiflora) on IFN-γ, FOXP3, IL-4, TGF-β, and IL-17 gene expression was evaluated in cultured splenocytes obtained from control, nontreated asthma or sensitized mice (group S), Sensetized animals treated with dexamethasone or three concentrations of Z. multiflora extract (200, 400 and 800 μg/ml) (n = 6, for each group). IFN-γ and FOXP3 gene expressions were significantly decreased (P < 0.001 for both cases) but IL-4 (P < 0.001) and IL-17 (P < 0...
November 21, 2016: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852250/impaired-anti-inflammatory-action-of-glucocorticoid-in-neutrophil-from-patients-with-steroid-resistant-asthma
#3
Meijia Wang, Pengfei Gao, Xiaojie Wu, Yuetao Chen, Yikuan Feng, Qun Yang, Yongjian Xu, Jianping Zhao, Jungang Xie
BACKGROUND: Steroid resistant (SR) asthma is characterized by persistent airway inflammation that fails to resolve despite treatment with high doses of corticosteroids. Furthermore, SR patient airways show increased numbers neutrophils, which are less responsive to glucocorticoid. The present study seeks to determine whether dexamethasone (DEX) has different effect on neutrophils from steroid sensitive (SS) asthmatics compared to SR asthmatics. METHODS: Adults with asthma (n = 38) were classified as SR or SS based on changes in lung FEV1% following a one-month inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) treatment...
November 16, 2016: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842944/the-influence-of-hydro-ethanolic-extract-of-portulaca-oleracea-l-on-th1-th2-balance-in-isolated-human-lymphocytes
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Vahid Reza Askari, Seyed Abdolrahim Rezaee, Khalil Abnous, Mehrdad Iranshahi, Mohammad Hossein Boskabady
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidants activity of Portulaca oleracea L. (P. oleracea) were mentioned in traditional texts. In previous studies, different anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects of P. oleracea were demonstrated. However, the mechanism of action and immunomodulatory property of this plant are greatly unknown. In the present study, the effect of the extract of this plant on IL-4, IL10, IFN-γ and T helper (h)1/Th2 balance in non-stimulated and stimulated human lymphocytes was examined...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830033/anti-inflammatory-effects-of-boletus-edulis-polysaccharide-on-asthma-pathology
#5
Songquan Wu, Guangli Wang, Ruhui Yang, Yubao Cui
Asthma is a chronic airway disease common around the world. The burden of this disease could be reduced with new and effective treatments. Here, the efficacy of a polysaccharide extract from the Boletus edulis (BEP) mushroom, which has demonstrated anti-inflammatory properties, was tested in a mouse model of asthma. Five groups of BaLB/C mice were developed; one group served as a control and did not have asthma induction. The other four groups of mice were sensitized by ovalbumin challenge. FinePointe™ RC animal airway resistance and pulmonary compliance was used to assess airway function in asthma models...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805632/x-ray-based-lung-function-measurement-a-sensitive-technique-to-quantify-lung-function-in-allergic-airway-inflammation-mouse-models
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C Dullin, M A Markus, E Larsson, G Tromba, S Hülsmann, F Alves
In mice, along with the assessment of eosinophils, lung function measurements, most commonly carried out by plethysmography, are essential to monitor the course of allergic airway inflammation, to examine therapy efficacy and to correlate animal with patient data. To date, plethysmography techniques either use intubation and/or restraining of the mice and are thus invasive, or are limited in their sensitivity. We present a novel unrestrained lung function method based on low-dose planar cinematic x-ray imaging (X-Ray Lung Function, XLF) and demonstrate its performance in monitoring OVA induced experimental allergic airway inflammation in mice and an improved assessment of the efficacy of the common treatment dexamethasone...
November 2, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742828/cytokine-induced-glucocorticoid-resistance-from-eosinophil-activation-protein-phosphatase-5-modulation-of-glucocorticoid-receptor-phosphorylation-and-signaling
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Konrad Pazdrak, Christof Straub, Rosario Maroto, Susan Stafford, Wendy I White, William J Calhoun, Alexander Kurosky
The mechanisms contributing to persistent eosinophil activation and poor eosinopenic response to glucocorticoids in severe asthma are poorly defined. We examined the effect of cytokines typically overexpressed in the asthmatic airways on glucocorticoid signaling in in vitro activated eosinophils. An annexin V assay used to measure eosinophil apoptosis showed that cytokine combinations of IL-2 plus IL-4 as well as TNF-α plus IFN-γ, or IL-3, GM-CSF, and IL-5 alone significantly diminished the proapoptotic response to dexamethasone...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27731323/the-regulatory-dendritic-cell-marker-c1q-is-a-potent-inhibitor-of-allergic-inflammation
#8
L Mascarell, S Airouche, N Berjont, C Gary, C Gueguen, G Fourcade, B Bellier, D Togbe, B Ryffel, D Klatzmann, V Baron-Bodo, P Moingeon
The complement subunit C1q was recently identified as a marker for monocyte-derived regulatory dendritic cells supporting the differentiation of interleukin (IL)-10-secreting CD4(+) T cells with a suppressive activity. Furthermore, C1q expression is upregulated in peripheral blood mononuclear cells of allergic patients in the course of successful allergen immunotherapy. Herein, we investigated a potential direct role of C1q in downregulating allergic inflammation. In mice with ovalbumin (OVA) or birch pollen (BP)-induced allergic asthma, C1q is as efficacious as dexamethasone to reduce both airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR), eosinophil, and ILC2 infiltrates in bronchoalveolar lavages, as well as allergen-specific T helper 2 cells in the lungs...
October 12, 2016: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717727/efficacy-of-parthenolide-on-lung-histopathology-in-a-murine-model-of-asthma
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Z Arıkan-Ayyıldız, M Karaman, S Özbal, A Bağrıyanık, O Yilmaz, Ö Karaman, N Uzuner
BACKGROUND: Parthenolide is the active constituent of the plant 'Tanacetum parthenium' (Feverfew) which has been used for centuries as a folk remedy for inflammatory conditions. AIM OF THE STUDY: In this study we aimed to investigate the effects of parthenolide in a murine model of chronic asthma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-five BALB/c mice were divided into five groups; I (control), II (placebo), III (dexamethasone), IV (parthenolide) and V (dexamethasone and parthenolide combination)...
October 4, 2016: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716212/anti-inflammatory-potential-of-pi3k%C3%AE-and-jak-inhibitors-in-asthma-patients
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Thomas Southworth, Jonathan Plumb, Vandana Gupta, James Pearson, Isabel Ramis, Martin D Lehner, Montserrat Miralpeix, Dave Singh
BACKGROUND: Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase delta (PI3Kδ) and Janus-activated kinases (JAK) are both novel anti-inflammatory targets in asthma that affect lymphocyte activation. We have investigated the anti-inflammatory effects of PI3Kδ and JAK inhibition on cytokine release from asthma bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) cells and T-cell activation, and measured lung PI3Kδ and JAK signalling pathway expression. METHOD: Cells isolated from asthma patients and healthy subjects were treated with PI3Kδ or JAK inhibitors, and/or dexamethasone, before T-cell receptor stimulation...
October 4, 2016: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27715343/curcumin-reduces-lung-inflammation-via-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-in-mouse-model-of-asthma
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Xia Yang, Jian-Ning Lv, Hui Li, Bo Jiao, Qiu-Hong Zhang, Yong Zhang, Jie Zhang, Yan-Qin Liu, Ming Zhang, Hu Shan, Jin-Zhao Zhang, Run-Miao Wu, Ya-Li Li
OBJECTIVES: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory, heterogeneous airway disease affecting millions of people around the world. Curcumin has been found to have anti-inflammatory and antifibrosis effects. Researchers reported that curcumin regulated Wnt/β-catenin signaling in lots of cells. However, whether curcumin regulates the levels of Wnt/β-Catenin signaling in lung tissues and DCs (dendritic cells) remains unclear. In this study, we assessed the effects of curcumin on DCs and asthma...
August 15, 2016: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27706676/effect-of-compound-maqin-decoction-on-tgf-%C3%AE-1-smad-proteins-and-il-10-and-il-17-content-in-lung-tissue-of-asthmatic-rats
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Y H Xie, X P Li, Z X Xu, P Qian, X L Li, Y Q Wang
In this research, compound Maqin decoction (CMD) has been shown to positively affect in airway inflammation of asthma models. We evaluated the effects of CMD on the expression of transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1/Smad proteins, interleukin (IL)-17, and IL-10 in lung tissue of asthmatic rats. Asthma was induced in a rat model using ovalbumin. After a 4-week treatment with CMD, rats were killed to evaluate the expression of TGF-β1 and Smad proteins in lung tissue. IL-10 and IL-17 levels in lung tissue homogenates were determined by ELISA...
September 2, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27660221/structural-modulation-of-gut-microbiota-in-rats-with-allergic-bronchial-asthma-treated-with-recuperating-lung-decoction
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Yan Hua Kong, Qi Shi, Na Han, Ling Zhang, Yuan Yuan Zhang, Tong Xin Gao, Chen Chen, You Lin Li
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether recuperating lung decoction (RLD) can modulate the composition of gut microbiota in rats during asthma treatment. METHODS: Fifteen Sprague-Dawley rats were divided randomly and equally into control group, model group, dexamethasone (DEX) group, RLD medium-dose group, and RLD high-dose group. The asthma model was established in all groups, except for the control group. The rats in the DEX and RLD groups were treated orally with DEX and RLD, respectively...
August 2016: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences: BES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27655547/-role-of-transient-receptor-potential-vanilloid-1-in-airway-inflammation-in-asthmatic-mice
#14
Shuang Feng, Yuan-Yuan Zhang, Wen-Juan Gao, Xu-Hua Bian, Rui-Ming Shi
OBJECTIVE: To study the effects of the change in transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) channel activity on the degree of airway inflammation in asthmatic mice. METHODS: BALB/c mice were randomly divided into control, asthma, capsaicin (TRPV1 agonist), capsazepine (TRPV1 antagonist), and dexamethasone groups. The asthmatic mouse model was established by intraperitoneal injection of mixed ovalbumin-aluminium hydroxide solution and ultrasonic atomization with OVA for sensitization and challenge...
September 2016: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27565183/therapeutic-effects-of-histone-deacetylase-inhibitors-in-a-murine-asthma-model
#15
Yuan Ren, Xinming Su, Lingfei Kong, Menglu Li, Xuan Zhao, Na Yu, Jian Kang
OBJECTIVE AND DESIGN: To investigate the therapeutic effects of various HDAC inhibitors on the development of chronic allergic airway disease in mice with airway inflammation, airway remodeling, and airway hyperresponsiveness. SUBJECTS: Wild-type BALB/C mice (N = 72). TREATMENT: Tubastatin A HCl [TSA, a selective histone deacetylase 6 (HDAC6) inhibitor], PCI-34051 (a selective HDAC8 inhibitor), and givinostat (a broad-spectrum HDAC inhibitor that inhibits class I and class II HDACs and several pro-inflammatory cytokines)...
August 26, 2016: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27548600/single-dose-dexamethasone-equals-three-days-of-steroids-in-children-with-acute-asthma
#16
Allen F Shaughnessy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 15, 2016: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27547723/a-case-of-severe-acute-exacerbation-of-yokkaichi-asthma-treated-with-a-vibrating-mesh-nebulizer
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Takeshi Yano, Tetsu Yonaha, Koutaro Hidaka, Masumi Nagahama, Tomohiro Koshida, Hiroshi Matsuoka, Masahiko Taniguchi, Isao Tsuneyoshi
Yokkaichi asthma was one of the most common environmental pollution diseases in Japan in the 1960s and 1970s. The problem of air pollution in Yokkaichi was solved in the 1970s. However, mortality and life expectancy were still affected by the late effects of air pollution in patients with Yokkaichi asthma even in the 2000s. In this case report, we described the experience of successful treatment of a patient with severe asthmatic status due to Yokkaichi asthma. A 40s-year-old man, who was officially certified as a patient with Yokkaichi asthma from his infancy, was admitted to hospital due to acute exacerbation of asthma...
2016: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27540233/tolerability-of-prednisolone-and-dexamethasone-in-children-in-saudi-arabia
#18
Fahad Aljebab, Mofadhi Alanazi, Imti Choonara, Sharon Conroy
BACKGROUND: Corticosteroids are used to treat a variety of medical conditions including acute asthma and croup where they are often given in short-courses. Epidemiological studies in Saudi Arabia show an increasing prevalence of respiratory diseases such as asthma in the past three decades.1 This study aimed to evaluate the tolerability and palatability of oral prednisolone and dexamethasone in children in Saudi Arabia. Both drugs are available in different formulations from different pharmaceutical companies...
September 2016: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27536321/investigation-of-anti-asthmatic-potential-of-dried-fruits-of-vitis-vinifera-l-in-animal-model-of-bronchial-asthma
#19
Poonam Arora, S H Ansari, Abul Kalam Najmi, Varisha Anjum, Sayeed Ahmad
BACKGROUND: Fruits of Vitis vinifera L., commonly known as grapes, are largely consumed worldwide because of their high nutritional and medicinal benefits. CONTEXT AND PURPOSE: The present study investigated effects of V. vinifera fruits in ovalbumin-induced animal model of bronchial asthma. METHODS: Male wistar rats (except group 1) were sensitized with allergen (ovalbumin, 40 mg/rat + aluminum hydroxide, 2 mg/rat). Groups of sensitized animals were treated orally with either vehicle (0...
2016: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27527926/short-term-intratracheal-use-of-peg-modified-il-2-and-glucocorticoid-persistently-alleviates-asthma-in-a-mouse-model
#20
Kefei Wu, Jiexian Ma, Weiya Bai, Xiaoxian Cui, Tao Han, Shiyuan Wang, Youhua Xie, Yanhui Xie
Regulatory T (Treg) cells play an important role in allergic airway diseases, and upregulation of Treg cells is a potential therapeutic strategy for asthma. In this study, we show that short-term intratracheal use of IL-2 combined with glucocorticoid alleviates antigen-induced airway inflammation and reduces airway hyperresponsiveness by expanding antigen-nonspecific Treg cells, with a decrease in T helper 2 (Th2) cells and Th2-associated cytokines. We also designed a long-acting polyethylene glycol (PEG)-modified IL-2 and demonstrated that the optimal dosage form is IL-2(PEG) plus budesonide, which can upregulate Treg cells and ameliorate asthma at a lower dose...
2016: Scientific Reports
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