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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158683/animal-models-of-asthma-utility-and-limitations
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REVIEW
Marcelo Vivolo Aun, Rafael Bonamichi-Santos, Fernanda Magalhães Arantes-Costa, Jorge Kalil, Pedro Giavina-Bianchi
Clinical studies in asthma are not able to clear up all aspects of disease pathophysiology. Animal models have been developed to better understand these mechanisms and to evaluate both safety and efficacy of therapies before starting clinical trials. Several species of animals have been used in experimental models of asthma, such as Drosophila, rats, guinea pigs, cats, dogs, pigs, primates and equines. However, the most common species studied in the last two decades is mice, particularly BALB/c. Animal models of asthma try to mimic the pathophysiology of human disease...
2017: Journal of Asthma and Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158156/anti-allergic-effects-of-sesquiterpene-lactones-from-saussurea-costus-falc-lipsch-determined-using-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-experiments
#2
Bo-Kyung Lee, Soo-Jin Park, So-Yeon Nam, Saeromi Kang, Jin Hwang, Seung-Jin Lee, Dong-Soon Im
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Saussurea costus (Falc.) Lipsch. root has been used in Asian traditional medicine for the treatment of asthma, rheumatism, and other conditions. S. costus extracts were shown to alleviate house dust mite-induced atopic-like dermatitis in Nc/Nga mice; besides, sesquiterpene lactones were isolated from S. costus extracts. AIMS OF THE STUDY: We aimed to investigate the effects of sesquiterpene lactones (alantolactone, costunolide, and dehydrocostuslactone) in allergic asthma using female Balb/c mice and rat RBL-2H3 mast cells...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155102/targeting-of-rac1-prevents-bronchoconstriction-and-airway-hyperresponsiveness
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Gwennan André-Grégoire, Florian Dilasser, Julie Chesné, Faouzi Braza, Antoine Magnan, Gervaise Loirand, Vincent Sauzeau
BACKGROUND: The molecular mechanisms responsible for airway smooth muscle cells (aSMC) contraction and proliferation in airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) associated with asthma are still largely unknown. The small GTPases of the Rho family (RhoA, Rac1 and Cdc42) play a central role in SMC functions including migration, proliferation and contraction. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to identify the role of Rac1 in aSMC contraction and to investigate its involvement in AHR associated with allergic asthma...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149780/interleukin-37-relieves-allergic-inflammation-in-a-house-dust-mite-allergic-rhinitis-murine-model
#4
Do Hyun Kim, Si Won Kim, Soo Whan Kim, Jun-Myung Kang
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of interleukin-37 (IL-37) on a Dermatophagoides farinae (Der f)-induced murine model of allergic rhinitis (AR). BALB/c mice, except the control groups, were sensitized intraperitoneally and challenged intranasally with Der f (Der f group). The IL-37 and IL-37+anti-CD25 groups were administered IL-37 intranasally. The IL-37+anti-CD25 groups were administered anti-CD25 monoclonal antibody intraperitoneally before challenge. Allergic symptoms and the average eosinophil number were counted...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148358/all-change%C3%A2-transcanal-endoscopic-ear-surgery-and-house-dust-mite-immunotherapy-for-allergic-rhinitis
#5
Jonathan Fishman, Robin Youngs, Edward Fisher, Musheer Hussain
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146574/mast-cell-dependent-il-33-st2-signaling-is-protective-against-the-development-of-airway-hyperresponsiveness-in-a-house-dust-mite-mouse-model-of-asthma
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Anna Maria Zoltowska Nilsson, Ying Lei, Mikael Adner, Gunnar P Nilsson
Interleukin-33 (IL-33) and its receptor ST2 have been influentially associated to the pathophysiology of asthma. Due to the divergent roles of IL-33 in regulating mast cell functions, there is a need to further characterize IL-33/ST2-dependent mast cell responses and their significance in the context of asthma. This study aimed to investigate how IL-33/ST2-dependent mast cell responses contribute to the development of airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) and airway inflammation in a mouse model of house dust mite (HDM) induced asthma...
November 16, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146015/tablet-based-sublingual-immunotherapy-for-respiratory-allergy
#7
REVIEW
L Prieto
Allergic respiratory disease represents a significant and expanding health problem worldwide. The gold standard of therapeutic intervention is still grucocorticosteroids, although they are not effective in all patients and may cause side effects. Allergen Immunotherapy has been administrated as subcutaneous injections for treatment of allergic rhinoconjunctivitis and asthma and has been practiced for the past century. Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) tablets are now available for grass- or ragweed-induced rhinoconjunctivitis and will be available in Spain for house dust mite (HDM)-induced rhinoconjunctivitis and asthma in the next months...
November 13, 2017: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136347/pro-inflammatory-mediator-responses-from-neonatal-airway-epithelial-cells-and-early-childhood-wheeze
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Steve Turner, David Miller, Garry M Walsh, Alison Scaife, Ultan F Power, Michael D Shields, Graham Devereux
BACKGROUND: Airway epithelial cell (AEC) function differs between children with and without asthma. Here, we associated neonatal AEC function with asthma symptoms at 4 years of age. METHODS: Nasal AEC were collected from neonates within 48 h of birth. Cells were cultured and stimulated with tumor necrosis factor alpha/interleukin-1 beta (TNFα/IL-1β), lipopolysaccharide (LPS), or house dust mite (HDM). Absolute concentrations of pro-inflammatory mediators in the culture supernatant were quantified and expressed as median [interquartile range] in pg/mg protein...
November 14, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135514/prevalence-and-clinical-characteristics-of-local-allergic-rhinitis-to-house-dust-mites
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Yoo Seob Shin, Chang-Gyu Jung, Hae-Sim Park
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Local allergic rhinitis (LAR) is a recently classified subtype of rhinitis defined by a nasal allergic response in patients without systemic evidence of atopy. Recent studies have reported the prevalence, clinical course, culprit allergens, diagnostic methods and treatment outcomes of LAR. The purpose of this review is to summarize the most relevant and updated scientific evidence for LAR, especially focusing on its prevalence and clinical characteristics. RECENT FINDINGS: LAR is found in a significant proportion (3...
November 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132960/influenza-derived-peptides-cross-react-with-allergens-and-provide-asthma-protection
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Chrysanthi Skevaki, Christoph Hudemann, Mikhail Matrosovich, Christian Möbs, Sinu Paul, Andreas Wachtendorf, Bilal Alashkar Alhamwe, Daniel P Potaczek, Stefanie Hagner, Diethard Gemsa, Holger Garn, Alessandro Sette, Harald Renz
BACKGROUND: The hygiene hypothesis is the leading concept to explain the current asthma epidemic, which is built on the observation that a lack of bacterial contact early in life induces allergic Th2 immune responses. OBJECTIVE: Since little is known about the contribution of respiratory viruses in this context, we evaluated the effect of prior influenza-infection on the development of allergic asthma. METHODS: Mice were infected with influenza and once recovered, subjected to an ovalbumin or house dust mite-induced experimental asthma protocol...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131267/interleukin-33-promotes-the-inflammatory-reaction-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-with-nasal-polyps-by-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
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L Zhang, L-L Jiang, Z-W Cao
OBJECTIVE: Interleukin (IL)-33 promotes T helper (Th2) immune response and may be involved in the pathogenesis of chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP). Using murine and human specimens, we evaluated the role of IL-33 in CRSwNP. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To establish CRSwNP, Balb/c mice were sensitized with house dust mite, followed up by intranasal exposure to Staphylococcus aureus to stimulate the inflammatory response of nasal mucosa. The hematoxylin-eosin staining and total serum IgE were used to the successful construction of CRSwNP model...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130983/prevalence-and-clinical-characteristics-of-local-allergic-rhinitis-in-children-sensitized-to-house-dust-mites
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Eun Kyo Ha, Min Sun Na, Shinhae Lee, Heysung Baek, Seung Jin Lee, Youn Ho Sheen, Young-Ho Jung, Kyung Suk Lee, Mi Ae Kim, Hye Mi Jee, Man Yong Han
OBJECTIVE: The prevalence of local allergic rhinitis (LAR) in nonatopic children remains unknown. This study aimed to determine the prevalence, clinical characteristics, and severity of LAR in children in comparison to classical allergic rhinitis (AR) and nonallergic rhinitis (NAR). STUDY DESIGN: A total of 145 children (aged 1-18 years) were enrolled and classified into 3 groups (AR, NAR, and LAR) based on a skin prick test (SPT) and a nasal provocation test (NPT) with house dust mite, i...
November 10, 2017: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130801/the-relevance-of-house-dust-mites-allergy-in-clinical-practice-the-epidemiological-impact-on-allergen-immunotherapy
#13
Giorgio Ciprandi, Paola Puccinelli, Cristoforo Incorvaia, Giovanni Passalacqua
House dust mite (HDM) is the most common cause of respiratory allergy worldwide. The impact of HDM allergy is influenced by a number of factors, including local climate. We investigated such issue in Italy, using a real-life setting, including outpatients visited at allergy clinics. In 9143 patients (7873 adults and 1270 children) who were evaluated in 15 allergy clinics, investigating as well the rate of prescription of allergen immunotherapy. The present study confirms that Mediterranean climate is associated with a higher prevalence of mite allergy than continental climate...
November 2017: Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130795/comparison-of-two-different-assays-and-the-predictive-value-of-allergen-components-in-house-dust-mite-allergy
#14
Johannes Schulze, Lisanne Leberkuehne, Emilia Salzmann-Manrique, Ralf Schubert, Stefan Zielen, Martin Rosewich
AIM: In house dust mite (HDM) allergy diagnostics, the IMMULITE, ImmunoCAP and assays for allergen components (nDer p 1 and rDer p 2) are available. METHODS: Serum sIgE levels were compared and the predictive values for the detection of an early asthmatic response (EAR) were calculated with receiver operating characteristics and a log-logistic regression model. RESULTS: sIgE levels of IMMULITE and ImmunoCAP were similar (Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus [D...
November 2017: Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128091/non-protease-native-allergens-partially-purified-from-bodies-of-eight-domestic-mites-using-p-aminobenzamidine-ligand
#15
T Erban, R Klubal
BACKGROUND: Optimised purification steps for concentrating trace target native antigens are needed. Combining the p-aminobenzamidine ligand with protease inactivation enables partial purification of mite non-protease allergens lacking proteases. OBJECTIVE: We sought to analyse in detail proteins obtained using this method from eight species of synanthropic acaridid mites and tested IgE reactivity using pooled human sera. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Proteins affinity bound to p-aminobenzamidine as a ligand were identified by MALDI TOF/TOF...
November 8, 2017: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123222/the-independent-effects-of-vitamin-d-deficiency-and-house-dust-mite-exposure-on-lung-function-are-sex-specific
#16
Nailê K Nuñez, Ellen Bennett, Ling Chen, Paulo Márcio Pitrez, Graeme R Zosky
Vitamin D deficiency is increasing around the world and has been associated with the development of asthma. This study aims to evaluate the effect of dietary vitamin D deficiency at different life stages on lung function using a murine model of allergic airways disease. BALB/c mice were challenged intranasally with HDM or saline alone for 10 days. Twenty four hours after the last challenge, mice were anesthetized and lung function was measured using the forced oscillation technique (FOT). Mice were euthanized for assessment of inflammation in the bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) and total collagen content in lung homogenates by ELISA...
November 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121401/mp29-02-reduces-nasal-hyperreactivity-and-nasal-mediators-in-patients-with-house-dust-mite-allergic-rhinitis
#17
Inge Kortekaas Krohn, Ina Callebaut, Yeranddy A Alpizar, Brecht Steelant, Laura Van Gerven, Per Stahl Skov, Ahmad Kasran, Karel Talavera, Mira M Wouters, Jan L Ceuppens, Sven F Seys, Peter W Hellings
BACKGROUND: Nasal hyperreactivity (NHR) is an important clinical feature of allergic rhinitis (AR). The efficacy of MP29-02 (azelastine hydrochloride (AZE) and fluticasone propionate (FP)) nasal spray on local inflammatory mediators and NHR in AR is unknown. We tested if MP29-02 decreases inflammatory mediators and NHR in AR and if this effect is due to restoration of nasal epithelial barrier function. METHODS: A 4-week double-blinded placebo-controlled trial with MP29-02 treatment was conducted in 28 patients with house dust mite (HDM) AR...
November 9, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111219/home-freezers-kill-house-dust-mites
#18
Ciara R Feichtner, Larry G Arlian, Marjorie S Morgan, DiAnn L Vyszenski-Moher
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 27, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111218/the-notch-pathway-inhibitor-sahm1-abrogates-the-hallmarks-of-allergic-asthma
#19
Alex KleinJan, Irma Tindemans, Jeffrey E Montgomery, Melanie Lukkes, Marjolein J W de Bruijn, Menno van Nimwegen, Ingrid Bergen, Raymond E Moellering, Henk C Hoogsteden, Louis Boon, Derk Amsen, R W Hendriks
BACKGROUND: The Notch signaling pathway has been implicated in the pathogenesis of allergic airway inflammation. Targeting the active Notch transactivation complex by the cell-permeable, hydrocarbon-stapled synthetic peptide SAHM1 was results in genome-wide suppression of Notch-activated genes in leukemic cells and other models. However, efficacy of SAHM1 in allergic asthma models has remained unexplored. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate therapeutic efficacy of SAHM1 in a house dust mite (HDM)-driven asthma model...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110542/allergen-immunotherapy-in-atopic-dermatitis
#20
Erminia Ridolo, Irene Martignago, Gian Galeazzo Riario-Sforza, Cristoforo Incorvaia
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic relapsing skin disease, characterized by flare-up due to the exposure to allergens in patients sensitized to them. Currently, therapy of AD is mainly based on symptomatic treatment and avoidance of irritating/allergenic factors, house dust mites being particularly important. Allergen immunotherapy (AIT) is suggested to be the only etiologic treatment, to modify the natural history of the disease. Areas covered: The aim of this review is investigating the putative role of AIT in AD through the evaluation of the most recent scientific literature...
November 7, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
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