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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736555/%C3%AE-glucan-size-controls-dectin-1-mediated-immune-responses-in-human-dendritic-cells-by-regulating-il-1%C3%AE-production
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Matthew J Elder, Steve J Webster, Ronnie Chee, David L Williams, J S Hill Gaston, Jane C Goodall
Dectin-1/CLEC7A is a pattern recognition receptor that recognizes β-1,3 glucans, and its stimulation initiates signaling events characterized by the production of inflammatory cytokines from human dendritic cells (DCs) required for antifungal immunity. β-glucans differ greatly in size, structure, and ability to activate effector immune responses from DC; as such, small particulate β-glucans are thought to be poor activators of innate immunity. We show that β-glucan particle size is a critical factor contributing to the secretion of cytokines from human DC; large β-glucan-stimulated DC generate significantly more IL-1β, IL-6, and IL-23 compared to those stimulated with the smaller β-glucans...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730605/contributions-of-interleukin-33-and-tslp-in-a-papain-soaked-contact-lens-induced-mouse-conjunctival-inflammation-model
#2
Jobu Sugita, Yosuke Asada, Waka Ishida, Satoshi Iwamoto, Katsuko Sudo, Hajime Suto, Toru Matsunaga, Ken Fukuda, Atsuki Fukushima, Norihiko Yokoi, Tatsukuni Ohno, Miyuki Azuma, Nobuyuki Ebihara, Hirohisa Saito, Masato Kubo, Susumu Nakae, Akira Matsuda
INTRODUCTION: Pathological changes of severe chronic allergic conjunctivitis are driven not only via acquired immunity but also via innate immunity. Type 2 immune response-initiating cytokines may play some roles as innate immunity-dependent components of the ocular surface inflammation. To investigate the involvement of type 2 immune response-initiating cytokines in innate immunity-dependent, papain-induced conjunctival inflammation model using IL-25-, IL-33-, and TSLP receptor (TSLPR)-knockout (KO) mice with reference to basophils and ILC2...
July 20, 2017: Immunity, Inflammation and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720058/long-form-of-thymic-stromal-lymphopoietin-of-keratinocytes-is-induced-by-protein-allergens
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Yasutaka Kuroda, Takuo Yuki, Yutaka Takahashi, Hitoshi Sakaguchi, Kayoko Matsunaga, Hiroshi Itagaki
A growing body of evidence suggests that epicutaneous sensitization of protein allergens induces immediate-type hypersensitivity (IHS) following induction of Type 2 immune responses in animals and humans. Thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) derived from keratinocytes is a cytokine that can activate dendritic cells and has been implicated in development of inflammatory Type 2 helper T-cells. However, there is no direct evidence that allergens directly regulate TSLP expression in keratinocytes. This study aimed to evaluate the response of TSLP to protein allergens in cultured human keratinocytes and to identify appropriate endpoints for IHS...
December 2017: Journal of Immunotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712126/evidence-of-an-abnormal-epithelial-barrier-in-active-untreated-and-corticosteroid-treated-eosinophilic-esophagitis
#4
Dagmar Simon, Basile Page, Monique Vogel, Christian Bussmann, Carine Blanchard, Alex Straumann, Hans-Uwe Simon
BACKGROUND: Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic, immune/antigen-mediated disease characterized by symptoms related to esophageal dysfunction and an eosinophil-predominant inflammation. This study has aimed to investigate whether the recently observed sensitization to Candida albicans in EoE patients is owing to pre-existing disease and its underlying abnormal epithelial barrier or, alternatively, is linked to corticosteroid (CS) therapy. METHODS: Medical histories, as well as serum and tissue samples of 60 EoE patients (15 CS-naive, 45 with current or previous CS therapy) and 20 controls, stored in the Swiss Eosinophilic Esophagitis Database (SEED) and Biobank, were analyzed...
July 16, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711657/kaempferol-impedes-il-32-induced-monocyte-macrophage-differentiation
#5
Sun-Young Nam, Hyun-Ja Jeong, Hyung-Min Kim
Kaempferol possesses a wide range of therapeutic properties, including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer properties. The present study sought to evaluate the effects and possible pharmacological mechanisms of kaempferol on interleukin (IL)-32-induced monocyte-macrophage differentiation. In this study, we performed flow cytometry assay, immunocytochemical staining, quantitative real-time PCR, enzyme-linked immuno sorbent assay, caspase-1 assay, and Western blotting to observe the effects and underlying mechanisms of kaempferol using the human monocyte cell line THP-1...
July 13, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701507/the-innate-cytokines-il-25-il-33-and-tslp-cooperate-in-the-induction-of-type-2-innate-lymphoid-cell-expansion-and-mucous-metaplasia-in-rhinovirus-infected-immature-mice
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Mingyuan Han, Charu Rajput, Jun Y Hong, Jing Lei, Joanna L Hinde, Qian Wu, J Kelley Bentley, Marc B Hershenson
Early-life respiratory viral infection is a risk factor for asthma development. Rhinovirus (RV) infection of 6-d-old mice, but not mature mice, causes mucous metaplasia and airway hyperresponsiveness that are associated with the expansion of lung type 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) and are dependent on IL-13 and the innate cytokine IL-25. However, contributions of the other innate cytokines, IL-33 and thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP), to the observed asthma-like phenotype have not been examined. We reasoned that IL-33 and TSLP expression are also induced by RV infection in immature mice and are required for maximum ILC2 expansion and mucous metaplasia...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698528/inflammatory-and-noninflammatory-itch-implications-in-pathophysiology-directed-treatments
#7
REVIEW
Lai-San Wong, Tiffany Wu, Chih-Hung Lee
Itch is the main chief complaint in patients visiting dermatologic clinics and has the ability to deeply impair life quality. Itch results from activation of cutaneous nerve endings by noxious stimuli such as inflammatory mediators, neurotransmitters and neuropeptides, causing itch signal transduction from peripheral skin, through the spinal cord and thalamus, to the brain cortex. Primarily noninflammatory diseases, such as uremic pruritus, cause itch through certain pruritogens in the skin. In inflammatory skin diseases, atopic dermatitis (AD) is the prototypic disease causing intensive itch by aberrant skin inflammation and epidermal barrier disruption...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694089/the-potential-protective-role-of-taurine-against-experimental-allergic-inflammation
#8
Sun-Young Nam, Hyung-Min Kim, Hyun-Ja Jeong
AIMS: Taurine has been widely evaluated as a potential therapeutic agent in chronic inflammatory disorders and various infections. However, the potential role of taurine in regulating allergic inflammatory responses is currently unknown. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present study was designed to evaluate the in vitro effects of taurine on the levels of thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) and other pro-inflammatory cytokines and activation of caspase-1 and nuclear factor (NF)-κB as well as the phosphorylations of c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) and p38 in phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate and calcium ionophore A23187 (PMACI)-triggered human mast cell line, HMC-1 cells...
July 7, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689020/ferulic-acid-supresses-th2-immune-response-and-prevents-remodeling-in-ovalbumin-induced-pulmonary-allergy-associated-with-inhibition-of-epithelial-derived-cytokines
#9
Alessa Sin Singer Brugiolo, Ana Cláudia Carvalho Gouveia, Caio César de Souza Alves, Flávia Márcia de Castro E Silva, Érick Esteves de Oliveira, Ana Paula Ferreira
Asthma is characterized by intermittent airway obstruction and chronic inflammation, orchestrated primarily by Th2 cytokines. There is a strong rationale for developing new asthma therapies, since current treatment protocols present side effects and may not be effective in cases of difficult-to-control asthma. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of ferulic acid, a phenolic acid commonly present in plants, in the ovalbumin-induced pulmonary allergy murine model. METHODS: BALB/c mice were sensitized and challenged with ovalbumin, and treatments were provided by gavage...
July 5, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683366/pentanoic-acid-induces-thymic-stromal-lymphopoietin-production-through-gq-11-and-rho-associated-protein-kinase-signaling-pathway-in-keratinocytes
#10
Natsumi Mizuno, Koudai Abe, Yukari Morishita, Saori Yamashita, Ryosuke Segawa, Jiangxu Dong, Takahiro Moriya, Masahiro Hiratsuka, Noriyasu Hirasawa
Thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) plays an important role in allergic skin inflammation. Short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), including pentanoic acid, are products of bacterial metabolism and are associated with allergic skin disorders. However, whether SCFAs induce TSLP production is still unclear. In this study, we evaluated the effect of SCFAs on TSLP production and found that pentanoic acid was the most efficacious of the tested SCFAs. The Gq/11 inhibitor YM-254890 and the Rho-associated protein kinase (ROCK) inhibitor Y-27632 inhibited pentanoic acid-induced TSLP production, as did transfection with Gq/11 siRNA...
July 3, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682426/effect-of-pm2-5-mediated-oxidative-stress-on-the-innate-immune-cellular-response-of-der-p1-treated-human-bronchial-epithelial-cells
#11
Z-J Bao, Y-M Fan, Y-F Cui, Y-F Sheng, M Zhu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of stimulation of Human Bronchial Epithelial Cells (HBEC) by Der p1 and PM2.5 on the expression of innate immune cell factors to find new therapeutic targets for treatment of bronchial asthma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Der p1 antigen exposure model in the HEBC line, 16HBE-14o, was established in vitro. PM2.5 at a concentration of 50 µM/cm2, was added to these cells for 0.5 h, 1 h, 2 h and 3 h. Cells were treated with the following reagents for the indicated times: 300 ng/mL Der p1 for 21 h, 50 µM/cm2 PM2...
June 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681919/il-9-over-expression-and-th9-polarization-in-systemic-sclerosis-patients
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Giuliana Guggino, Marianna Lo Pizzo, Diana Di Liberto, Aroldo Rizzo, Paola Cipriani, Piero Ruscitti, Giuseppina Candore, Maria Caterina Gambino, Guido Sireci, Francesco Dieli, Roberto Giacomelli, Giovanni Triolo, Francesco Ciccia
Th9 cells and IL-9 are involved in the pathogenesis of several autoimmune diseases. The exact role of IL-9 and Th9 cells in patients with Systemic Sclerosis (SSc) has not been yet adequately studied. IL-9, IL-9R, transcription factor PU.1 (PU.1), IL-4, thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) and TGF-β expression were assessed in skin and kidney biopsies of SSc patients and healthy controls (HC) by immunohistochemistry (IHC). The cellular source of IL-9 was also analyzed by confocal microscopy analysis. Peripheral IL-9-producing cells were also studied by flow cytometry...
July 6, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667471/topical-application-of-dermatophagoides-farinae-or-oxazolone-induces-symptoms-of-atopic-dermatitis-in-the-rabbit-ear
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Jingling Zhao, Shengxian Jia, Ping Xie, Gabriel A Arenas, Robert D Galiano, Seok Jong Hong, Thomas A Mustoe
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronically relapsing inflammatory skin disease characterized by hyperproliferation and abnormal differentiation of the epidermis, and dermal infiltration of inflammatory cells. Appropriate animal models that recapitulate human AD and allow the analysis of disease processes in a reliable manner are essential to the study of AD. In this study, we established two AD models in rabbits by applying an allergen, Dermatophagoides farinae (Der f), or a hapten, oxazolone (OXZ). Application of the allergen or hapten induced a rapid onset and a chronically sustained AD-like skin lesion...
June 30, 2017: Archives of Dermatological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658559/innate-and-adaptive-type-2-immunity-in-lung-allergic-inflammation
#14
REVIEW
Masato Kubo
Allergic inflammation is a type 2 immune disorder classically characterized by high levels of immunoglobulin E (IgE) and the development of Th2 cells. Asthma is a pulmonary allergic inflammatory disease resulting in bronchial hyper-reactivity. Atopic asthma is defined by IgE antibody-mediated mast cell degranulation, while in non-atopic asthma there is no allergen-specific IgE and more involvement of innate immune cells, such as basophils, group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2), and eosinophils. Recently, protease allergens were shown to cause asthmatic responses in the absence of Th2 cells, suggesting that an innate cell network (IL-33/TSLP-basophil-ILC2-IL-5/IL-13 axis) can facilitate the sensitization phase of type 2 inflammatory responses...
July 2017: Immunological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658558/the-atopic-march-current-insights-into-skin-barrier-dysfunction-and-epithelial-cell-derived-cytokines
#15
REVIEW
Hongwei Han, Florence Roan, Steven F Ziegler
Atopic dermatitis often precedes the development of other atopic diseases. The atopic march describes this temporal relationship in the natural history of atopic diseases. Although the pathophysiological mechanisms that underlie this relationship are poorly understood, epidemiological and genetic data have suggested that the skin might be an important route of sensitization to allergens. Animal models have begun to elucidate how skin barrier defects can lead to systemic allergen sensitization. Emerging data now suggest that epithelial cell-derived cytokines such as thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP), IL-33, and IL-25 may drive the progression from atopic dermatitis to asthma and food allergy...
July 2017: Immunological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658554/are-ilc2s-jekyll-and-hyde-in-airway-inflammation
#16
REVIEW
Kafi N Ealey, Kazuyo Moro, Shigeo Koyasu
Asthma is a complex heterogeneous disease of the airways characterized by lung inflammation, airway hyperreactivity (AHR), mucus overproduction, and remodeling of the airways. Group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) play a crucial role in the initiation and propagation of type 2 inflammatory programs in allergic asthma models, independent of adaptive immunity. In response to allergen, helminths or viral infection, damaged airway epithelial cells secrete IL-33, IL-25, and thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP), which activate ILC2s to produce type 2 cytokines such as IL-5, IL-13, and IL-9...
July 2017: Immunological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658544/allergic-airway-inflammation-key-players-beyond-the-th2-cell-pathway
#17
REVIEW
Koichi Hirose, Arifumi Iwata, Tomohiro Tamachi, Hiroshi Nakajima
Allergic asthma is characterized by eosinophilic airway inflammation, mucus hyperproduction, and airway hyperreactivity, causing reversible airway obstruction. Accumulating evidence indicates that antigen-specific Th2 cells and their cytokines such as IL-4, IL-5, and IL-13 orchestrate these pathognomonic features of asthma. However, over the past decade, the understanding of asthma pathogenesis has made a significant shift from a Th2 cell-dependent, IgE-mediated disease to a more complicated heterogeneous disease...
July 2017: Immunological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656964/il-33-promotes-gastrointestianl-allergy-in-a-tslp-independent-manner
#18
H Han, F Roan, L K Johnston, D E Smith, P J Bryce, S F Ziegler
Atopic dermatitis (AD) often precedes asthma and food allergy, indicating that epicutaneous sensitization to allergens may be important in the induction of allergic responses at other barrier surfaces. Thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) and interleukin (IL)-33 are two cytokines that may drive type 2 responses in the skin; both are potential targets in the treatment of allergic diseases. We tested the functional role of IL-33 and the interplay between IL-33 and TSLP in mouse models of atopic march and gastrointestinal (GI) allergy...
June 28, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655636/diesel-exhaust-particulate-associated-chemicals-attenuate-expression-of-cxcl10-in-human-primary-bronchial-epithelial-cells
#19
Kirsty Meldrum, Timothy W Gant, Martin O Leonard
Air pollution affects a large proportion of the population particularly in urban areas, with diesel particulates recognised as particular causes for concern in respiratory conditions such as asthma. In this study we examined the response of human primary airway epithelial cells to diesel particulate chemical extracts (DE) and characterised gene expression alterations using RNA-SEQ. Using the antagonist CH223191, DE induced CYP1A1 and attenuation of CXCL10 among other genes were observed to be aryl hydrocarbon receptor dependent...
June 24, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655470/keratinocytes-in-atopic-dermatitis-express-abundant-%C3%AE-np73-regulating-thymic-stromal-lymphopoietin-production-via-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb
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Ayako Kumagai, Terufumi Kubo, Koji Kawata, Ryuta Kamekura, Keiji Yamashita, Sumito Jitsukawa, Tomonori Nagaya, Yasuyuki Sumikawa, Tetsuo Himi, Toshiharu Yamashita, Shingo Ichimiya
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that often cannot be completely controlled by modern medicine. Since multiple factors are intricately involved in the pathogenesis of AD, wide-ranging research is required for further advancement of AD treatment. Epidermal keratinocytes are the forefront to the external environment and play a pivotal role in the initiation of immune reaction against exogenous invasion. OBJECTIVE: Thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) is a keratinocyte-derived cytokine that induces differentiation and activation of type 2 helper T cells and innate lymphoid cells, cardinal effectors in pathophysiology of AD...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
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