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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936051/forsythia-suspensa-suppresses-house-dust-mite-extract-induced-atopic-dermatitis-in-nc-nga-mice
#1
Yoon-Young Sung, Taesook Yoon, Seol Jang, Ho Kyoung Kim
Forsythia suspensa (F. suspensa) is a traditional medicine for treatment of inflammation. In this study, we evaluated the therapeutic effects of an ethanol extract from F. suspensa fruits on atopic dermatitis both in vivo and in vitro. We investigated the inhibitory effects of F. suspensa extract on the development of atopic dermatitis-like skin lesions in an NC/Nga mouse model exposed to Dermatophagoides farinae crude extract. Topical application of F. suspensa extract to the mice attenuated the atopic dermatitis symptoms, including increased dermatitis severity score, ear thickness, infiltration of inflammatory cells in the skin lesions, serum levels of IgE, TNF-α, and histamine, and expression of chemokines, cytokines, and adhesion molecules in ear tissue...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929694/dna-methylation-levels-associate-with-race-and-childhood-asthma-severity
#2
Marcia A Chan, Christina E Ciaccio, Nicole M Gigliotti, Mo Rezaiekhaligh, Jacob A Siedlik, Kevin Kennedy, Charles S Barnes
OBJECTIVE: Asthma is a common chronic childhood disease worldwide. Socioeconomic status, genetic predisposition and environmental factors contribute to its incidence and severity. A disproportionate number of children with asthma are economically disadvantaged and live in substandard housing with potential indoor environmental exposures such as cockroaches, dust mites, rodents and molds. These exposures may manifest through epigenetic mechanisms that can lead to changes in relevant gene expression...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927826/an-update-on-allergen-immunotherapy
#3
S Hasan Arshad
Allergen-specific immunotherapy (AIT) has been used to treat allergic diseases for over a century. It is the only treatment that addresses immune dysfunction underlying allergic responses rather than simply treating symptoms or suppressing inflammation. Its safety and efficacy in allergic rhinitis, asthma and insect allergy has been documented in a number of systematic reviews but its cost effectiveness is less clear. AIT reduces symptoms and requirement for medication, while improving quality of life. Further, the effect continues for years after discontinuation of treatment...
December 2016: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921406/house-dust-mites-confer-a-distinct-immunological-feature-among-dermatitis
#4
Safa Baris, Ahmet Ozen, Tuba Akdeniz, Elif Karakoc-Aydiner, Ovgu Aydin, Hulya Ercan, Ismail Ogulur, Yildiz Camcioglu, Reha Cengizlier, Cuyan Demirkesen, Deniz Yucelten, Gulderen Demirel, Isil B Barlan
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a heterogeneous disease with regard to clinical phenotype and natural history. We investigated T cell subtypes and cytokine responses in peripheral blood and skin lesions of AD patients with various sensitivities. Immunological studies were performed in 27 subjects: 9 house dust mite (HDM)-sensitized; 6 subjects with sensitizations other than HDM; 7 non-allergic AD patients and 5 healthy controls. Among those, skin biopsy samples of 13 subjects were evaluated for immunohistochemical analyses, as well...
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920408/asthma-and-other-allergic-diseases-among-saudi-schoolchildren-in-najran-the-need-for-a-comprehensive-intervention-program
#5
Jobran M Alqahtani
BACKGROUND: In the last three decades, an increasing incidence of allergic diseases has been associated with increasing morbidity and mortality in children and young adults. OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to investigate the prevalence and risk factors associated with allergic diseases among Saudi schoolchildren in the southwestern Saudi region of Najran, and to determine the sensitization of patients to a set of allergens. DESIGN: Cross-sectional observational study...
November 2016: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914830/dermatophagoides-pteronyssinus-changes-in-sensitisation-in-the-past-11-years-and-comparison-with-other-centres-in-mexico
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E M Navarrete-Rodríguez, J R Fernández-Soto, B E Del Rio-Navarro, O J Saucedo-Ramírez, J J L Sienra-Monge
BACKGROUND: House dust mites are a ubiquitous air allergen in the human habitat. It has been shown that exposure to them is a fundamental factor in sensitisation and development of atopic disease. The objective of the study was to analyse changes in sensitisation to Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (Der p.) in children treated in a tertiary level care hospital in Mexico City for a period of 11 years and compare with other studies carried out in Mexico. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed at the Hospital Infantil de México Federico Gómez (HIMFG)...
November 30, 2016: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913982/pharmacological-management-of-allergic-rhinitis-in-the-elderly
#7
REVIEW
Andrzej Bozek
Recent studies suggest that allergic rhinitis is highly prevalent in the elderly population, but is underdiagnosed and undertreated. This review article briefly introduces allergic rhinitis in the elderly (epidemiology and pathophysiology) and identifies the main goals of treatment in these patients with respect to age-related physiological factors, comorbid conditions and polypharmacy. The primary focus of the article is a narrative review of the literature concerning the different types of treatment options in elderly patients aged 60+ years (pharmacological therapy and allergen-specific immunotherapy)...
December 3, 2016: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913422/factor-xi-deficiency-enhances-the-pulmonary-allergic-response-to-house-dust-mite-in-mice-independent-of-factor-xii
#8
Ingrid Stroo, Jack Yang, Johannes Daan de Boer, Joris J T H Roelofs, Cornelis van 't Veer, Francis J Castellino, Sacha Zeerleder, Tom van der Poll
Asthma is associated with activation of coagulation in the airways. The coagulation system can be initiated via the extrinsic tissue factor dependent pathway or via the intrinsic pathway, in which the central player factor XI (FXI) can be either activated via active factor XII (FXIIa) or via thrombin. We aimed to determine the role of the intrinsic coagulation system, and its possible route of activation, in allergic lung inflammation induced by the clinically relevant human allergen house dust mite (HDM). Wild-type (WT), FXI knockout (KO) and FXII KO mice were subjected to repeated exposure to HDM via the airways, and inflammatory responses were compared...
December 2, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907922/distinct-contributory-factors-determine-basophil-allergen-sensitivity-in-grass-pollen-rhinitis-and-in-anaphylactic-wasp-venom-allergy
#9
Peter Korošec, Mira Šilar, Peter Kopač, Renato Eržen, Mihaela Zidarn, Mitja Košnik
BACKGROUND: We sought to determine whether basophil-allergen sensitivity could be transferred to donor basophils by passive IgE sensitisation in allergic rhinitis and anaphylactic Hymenoptera venom hypersensitivity. METHODS: We studied 15 wasp venom-, 19 grass pollen- and 2 house dust mite-allergic patients, 2 healthy donors, and 8 wasp venom-allergic donors. In all subjects, we first evaluated the initial basophil response to wasp venom, grass pollen, or house dust mite allergen...
December 2, 2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903069/low-concentration-pm10-had-no-effect-on-nasal-symptoms-and-flow-in-allergic-rhinitis-patients
#10
Young Hyo Kim, Kwang Pil Ko, Il Gyu Kang, Joo Hyun Jung, Dae Kyu Oh, Tae Young Jang, Seon Tae Kim
Objectives: Since Korea is geographically close to China (the origin site for Asian sand dust [ASD]) the health influence of ASD event will be still greater in Korea. We aimed to evaluate the effect of PM10 (particulate matter with aerodynamic diameter <10 μm, below 150 μg/m3) on the clinical course of allergic rhinitis (AR). Methods: We enrolled 47 healthy volunteers (group A) and 108 AR patients sensitized to house dust mites (group B). For 120 consecutive days (from February 1st to May 30th, 2012), all subjects reported their daily nasal symptoms and performed 2 peak flowmeter readings to measure peak nasal inspiratory flow (PNIF)...
December 2, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900996/suppression-of-immunotherapy-on-group-2-innate-lymphoid-cells-in-allergic-rhinitis
#11
Da-Chuan Fan, Xiang-Dong Wang, Cheng-Shuo Wang, Yang Wang, Fei-Fei Cao, Luo Zhang
BACKGROUND: Group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) are regarded as a novel population of lineage-negative cells that induce innate Type 2 responses by producing the critical Th2-type cytokines interleukin (IL)-5 and IL-13. ILC2s as key players in the development of allergic rhinitis (AR) have been proved, however, the effect of subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT) with dermatophagoides pteronyssinus extract (Der p-SCIT) on ILC2s in AR patients is not clear. This study aimed to investigate the response of ILC2s of peripheral blood in house dust mites (HDM)-sensitized Chinese patients with AR who received SCIT with Der P extract...
2016: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895167/pgi2-controls-pulmonary-nk-cells-that-prevent-airway-sensitization-to-house-dust-mite-allergen
#12
Bryan Simons, Maria E Ferrini, Sophia Carvalho, David J P Bassett, Zeina Jaffar, Kevan Roberts
In allergic asthma, inhalation of airborne allergens such as the house dust mite (HDM) effectively activates both innate and adaptive immunity in the lung mucosa. To determine the role of the eicosanoid PGI2 and its receptor IP during allergic airway sensitization, HDM responses in mice lacking a functional IP receptor (i.e., PGI2 IP receptor-deficient [IP(-/-)]) were compared with wild type (WT) mice. Surprisingly, IP(-/-) mice had increased numbers of pulmonary CD3(-)NK1.1(+)Ly49b(+) NK cells producing IFN-γ that was inversely associated with the number of type 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) expressing IL-33Rα and IL-13 compared with WT animals...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891156/usefulness-of-component-resolved-analysis-of-cat-allergy-in-routine-clinical-practice
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Katharina Eder, Sven Becker, Marion San Nicoló, Alexander Berghaus, Moritz Gröger
BACKGROUND: Cat allergy is of great importance, and its prevalence is increasing worldwide. Cat allergens and house dust mite allergens represent the major indoor allergens; however, they are ubiquitous. Cat sensitization and allergy are known risk factors for rhinitis, bronchial hyperreactivity and asthma. Thus, the diagnosis of sensitization to cats is important for any allergist. METHODS: 70 patients with positive skin prick tests for cats were retrospectively compared regarding their skin prick test results, as well as their specific immunoglobulin E antibody profiles with regard to their responses to the native cat extract, rFel d 1, nFel d 2 and rFel d 4...
2016: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884393/1-25-dihydroxyvitamin-d3-targeting-vegf-pathway-alleviates-house-dust-mite-hdm-induced-airway-epithelial-barrier-dysfunction
#14
Ruhui Zhang, Hangming Dong, Haijin Zhao, Liqin Zhou, Fei Zou, Shaoxi Cai
BACKGROUND: In our previous studies, we have indentified that 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25(OH)2D3) can alleviate toluene diisocyanate-induced airway epithelial barrier disruption and we also found that vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) derived from airway epithelials cells could disrupt epithelial barrier. OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to investigate whether 1,25(OH)2D3 can inhibit house dust mite (HDM) induced airway epithelial barrier dysfunction by regulating the VEGF pathway...
November 16, 2016: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878831/i%C3%AE%C2%BAbns-induces-muc5ac-expression-in-epithelial-cells-and-causes-airway-hyper-responsiveness-in-murine-asthma-models
#15
M Yokota, T Tamachi, Y Yokoyama, Y Maezawa, H Takatori, A Suto, K Suzuki, K Hirose, K Takeda, H Nakajima
BACKGROUND: In allergic asthma, environmental allergens including house dust mite (HDM) trigger pattern recognition receptors and activate downstream signaling pathways including NF-κB pathways not only in immune cells but also in airway epithelial cells. Recent studies have shown that NF-κB activation is regulated positively or negatively depending on the cellular context by IκBNS (encoded by the gene Nfkbid), one of atypical IκB proteins, in the nucleus. Therefore, we hypothesized that IκBNS expressed in immune cells or epithelial cells is involved in the regulation of asthmatic responses...
November 6, 2016: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870920/picroside-ii-attenuates-airway-inflammation-by-downregulating-the-transcription-factor-gata3-and-th2-related-cytokines-in-a-mouse-model-of-hdm-induced-allergic-asthma
#16
Jin Choi, Bo Kyong Choi, Jin Seok Kim, Jae-Won Lee, Hyun Ah Park, Hyung Won Ryu, Su Ui Lee, Kwang Woo Hwang, Won-Kee Yun, Hyoung-Chin Kim, Kyung-Seop Ahn, Sei-Ryang Oh, Hyun-Jun Lee
Picroside II isolated from Pseudolysimachion rotundum var. subintegrum has been used as traditional medicine to treat inflammatory diseases. In this study, we assessed whether picroside II has inhibitory effects on airway inflammation in a mouse model of house dust mite (HDM)-induced asthma. In the HDM-induced asthmatic model, picroside II significantly reduced inflammatory cell counts in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF), the levels of total immunoglobulin (Ig) E and HDM-specific IgE and IgG1 in serum, airway inflammation, and mucus hypersecretion in the lung tissues...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865862/impaired-mucus-clearance-exacerbates-allergen-induced-type-2-airway-inflammation-in-juvenile-mice
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Benedikt Fritzsching, Matthias Hagner, Lu Dai, Sandra Christochowitz, Raman Agrawal, Charlotte van Bodegom, Simone Schmidt, Jolanthe Schatterny, Stephanie Hirtz, Ryan Brown, Michelle Goritzka, Julia Duerr, Zhe Zhou-Suckow, Marcus A Mall
BACKGROUND: Type 2 airway inflammation plays a central role in the pathogenesis of allergen-induced asthma, but the underlying mechanisms remain poorly understood. We recently demonstrated that reduced mucociliary clearance, a characteristic feature of asthma, produces spontaneous type 2 airway inflammation in juvenile Scnn1b-transgenic (Scnn1b-Tg) mice. OBJECTIVE: To determine the role of impaired mucus clearance in the pathogenesis of allergen-induced type 2 airway inflammation and identify cellular sources of the signature cytokine IL-13...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864285/il-23-secreted-by-bronchial-epithelial-cells-contributes-allergic-sensitization-in-asthma-model
#18
Hyun Seung Lee, Da-Eun Park, Ji-Won Lee, Yuna Chang, Hye Young Kim, Woo-Jung Song, Hye-Ryun Kang, Heung-Woo Park, Yoon-Seok Chang, Sang-Heon Cho
BACKGROUND: IL-23 has been postulated to be a critical mediator contributing to various inflammatory diseases. Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (Der p) is one of the most common inhalant allergens. However, the role of IL-23 in Der p-induced mouse asthma model is not well understood, particularly with regard to the development of allergic sensitization in the airways. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate roles of IL-23 in Der p-sensitization and asthma development. METHODS: BALB/c mice were repeatedly administered with Der p intra-nasally to develop Der p-allergic sensitization and asthma...
November 18, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864024/efficacy-and-safety-of-the-sq-house-dust-mite-slit-tablet-in-japanese-adults-and-adolescents-with-house-dust-mite-induced-allergic-rhinitis
#19
Kimihiro Okubo, Keisuke Masuyama, Toru Imai, Kazuhiro Okamiya, Brian Sonne Stage, Dorthe Seitzberg, Akiyoshi Konno
BACKGROUND: The SQ HDM SLIT-tablet has been approved in 11 European countries and Japan for patients suffering from house dust mite (HDM) respiratory allergic disease. OBJECTIVE: This trial was conducted to confirm efficacy and safety in Japanese patients with moderate to severe HDM allergic rhinitis (AR). METHODS: The trial was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial including 946 Japanese adults and adolescents (12-64 years)...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852745/dectin-1-plays-an-important-role-in-house-dust-mite-induced-allergic-airway-inflammation-through-the-activation-of-cd11b-dendritic-cells
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Takashi Ito, Koichi Hirose, Ayako Norimoto, Tomohiro Tamachi, Masaya Yokota, Aiko Saku, Hiroaki Takatori, Shinobu Saijo, Yoichiro Iwakura, Hiroshi Nakajima
It is well known that sensitization against fungi is closely associated with severity of asthma. Dectin-1 (gene symbol Clec7a), a C-type lectin receptor, recognizes the fungal cell wall component β-glucan, as well as some component(s) in house dust mite (HDM) extract. However, the roles of Dectin-1 in HDM-induced allergic airway inflammation remain unclear. In this study, we used Dectin-1-deficient (Clec7a(-/-)) mice to examine whether Dectin-1 is involved in HDM-induced allergic airway inflammation. We found that HDM-induced eosinophil and neutrophil recruitment into the airways was significantly attenuated in Clec7a(-/-) mice compared with that in wild-type mice...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
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