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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107345/syk-regulates-neutrophilic-airway-hyper-responsiveness-in-a-chronic-mouse-model-of-allergic-airways-inflammation
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Sepehr Salehi, Xiaomin Wang, Stephen Juvet, Jeremy A Scott, Chung-Wai Chow
BACKGROUND: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by airways hyper-responsiveness (AHR), reversible airway obstruction, and airway inflammation and remodeling. We previously showed that Syk modulates methacholine-induced airways contractility in naïve mice and in mice with allergic airways inflammation. We hypothesize that Syk plays a role in the pathogenesis of AHR; this was evaluated in a chronic 8-week mouse model of house dust mite (HDM)-induced allergic airways inflammation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105134/increased-circulating-il-9-producing-cd8-t-cells-are-associated-with-eosinophilia-and-high-feno-in-allergic-asthmatics
#2
Wei Wang, Zhen-Shun Cheng, Yi-Fei Chen, Yu-Hui Lin
Allergic asthma is a chronic airway disorder mediated by Th2 cells. It has been shown that IL-9-producing CD8(+) cytotoxic T (Tc9) cells promote the subsequent onset of allergic airway inflammation in mice mediated by abnormal Th2 immunity. Whether Tc9 cells are associated with the immunopathogenesis of asthmatic patients remains unknown. In the present study, peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were separated by Ficoll-Hypaque gradient centrifugation from all subjects. The frequency of Tc9 cells was measured by flow cytometry...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105131/immunoglobulin-g4-related-acquired-hemophilia-a-case-report
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Xiaoyan Li, Wei Duan, Xiang Zhu, Jianying Xu
Acquired hemophilia A (AHA) is a relatively rare and life-threatening bleeding disorder whose pathogenesis is not completely understood. The present study reports a rare case of immunogubulin (IgG)4-related AHA with multisystemic involvement. A 55-year old male patient presented with symptoms of bronchial asthma and multiple subdermal hematomas. Chest computed tomography showed multiple diffuse nodular lesions with thickening of bronchovascular bundles, and scattered high-density spots in both lung lobes. Laboratory investigations showed increased activated partial prothrombin time (120...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102118/myeloid-cells-in-asthma
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Bart N Lambrecht, Emma K Persson, Hamida Hammad
Asthma is a heterogeneous chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways, and not surprisingly, many myeloid cells play a crucial role in pathogenesis. Antigen-presenting dendritic cells are the first to recognize the allergens, pollutants, and viruses that are implicated in asthma pathogenesis, and subsequently initiate the adaptive immune response by migrating to lymph nodes. Eosinophils are the hallmark of type 2 inflammation, releasing toxic compounds in the airways and contributing to airway remodeling. Mast cells and basophils control both the early- and late-phase allergic response and contribute to alterations in smooth muscle reactivity...
January 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100332/-expression-and-significance-of-mtor-4ebp1-hif-1%C3%AE-vegf-signaling-pathway-in-lung-tissues-of-asthmatic-mice
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Li Wang, Yan-Li Zhang, Xiu-Fang Wang, Zhe Song, Wei Wang
OBJECTIVE: To study the expression and significance of the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR)/eukaryote initiating factor 4E binding protein 1(4EBP1)/hypoxia inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α)/vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) signaling pathway in asthmatic mice. METHODS: Forty SPF level 6-8 week-old female Balb/C mice were randomly divided into control, asthma, budesonide and mTOR inhibitor (rapamycin) intervention groups (n=10 each). The asthmatic mouse model was prepared via OVA induction and challenge test...
January 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100331/-hmgb1-tlr4-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway-and-role-of-vitamin-d-in-asthmatic-mice
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Jun-Ying Qiao, Li Song, Yan-Li Zhang, Bin Luan
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the changes in the mRNA and protein expression of high-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1), Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), and nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) in lung tissues of asthmatic mice and the interventional effect of vitamin D. METHODS: A total of 48 BALB/c mice were randomly divided into control group, asthma group, and 1,25-(OH)2D3 intervention group, with 16 mice in each group. An animal model of asthma was established, and lung tissue samples were taken in each group at weeks 1 and 2 of ovalbumin challenging...
January 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096299/exosomes-from-eosinophils-autoregulate-and-promote-eosinophil-functions
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José Antonio Cañas, Beatriz Sastre, Carla Mazzeo, Mar Fernández-Nieto, José Manuel Rodrigo-Muñoz, Andrés González-Guerra, Manuel Izquierdo, Pilar Barranco, Santiago Quirce, Joaquín Sastre, Victoria Del Pozo
Eosinophils are able to secrete exosomes that have an undefined role in asthma pathogenesis. We hypothesized that exosomes released by eosinophils autoregulate and promote eosinophil function. Eosinophils of patients with asthma (n = 58) and healthy volunteers (n = 16) were purified from peripheral blood, and exosomes were isolated and quantified from eosinophils of the asthmatic and healthy populations. Apoptosis, adhesion, adhesion molecules expression, and migration assays were performed with eosinophils in the presence or absence of exosomes from healthy and asthmatic individuals...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095479/central-role-of-il-23-and-il-17-producing-eosinophils-as-immunomodulatory-effector-cells-in-acute-pulmonary-aspergillosis-and-allergic-asthma
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Evelyn Santos Guerra, Chrono K Lee, Charles A Specht, Bhawna Yadav, Haibin Huang, Ali Akalin, Jun R Huh, Christian Mueller, Stuart M Levitz
Aspergillus fumigatus causes invasive pulmonary disease in immunocompromised hosts and allergic asthma in atopic individuals. We studied the contribution of lung eosinophils to these fungal diseases. By in vivo intracellular cytokine staining and confocal microscopy, we observed that eosinophils act as local sources of IL-23 and IL-17. Remarkably, mice lacking eosinophils had a >95% reduction in the percentage of lung IL-23p19+ cells as well as markedly reduced IL-23 heterodimer in lung lavage fluid. Eosinophils killed A...
January 17, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093362/hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-inhibition-modulates-airway-hyperresponsiveness-and-nitric-oxide-levels-in-a-balb-c-mouse-model-of-asthma
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Carola Dewitz, Elisa McEachern, Stephanie Shin, Kathryn Akong, Dale G Nagle, David H Broide, Praveen Akuthota, Laura E Crotty Alexander
: Hypoxia inducible factor (HIF)-1α is a master regulator of inflammation and is upregulated in alveolar macrophages and lung parenchyma in asthma. HIF-1α regulates select pathways in allergic inflammation, and thus may drive particular asthma phenotypes. This work examines the role of pharmacologic HIF-1α inhibition in allergic inflammatory airway disease (AIAD) pathogenesis in BALB/c mice, which develop an airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) asthma phenotype. Systemic treatment with HIF-1α antagonist YC-1 suppressed the increase in HIF-1α expression seen in control AIAD mice...
January 13, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092390/asthma-comparing-the-impact-of-vitamin-d-versus-uvr-on-clinical-and-immune-parameters
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Kylie A Morgan, Elizabeth H Mann, Antony R Young, Catherine M Hawrylowicz
The incidence of asthma has increased markedly since the 1960s and is currently estimated to affect more than 300 million individuals worldwide. A number of environmental factors are implicated in asthma pathogenesis, one of which is vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency is a global health concern and has increased in parallel with asthma incidence. Epidemiological studies report associations between low vitamin D status, assessed as circulating levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D, with asthma incidence, severity, exacerbations and responses to treatment...
January 16, 2017: Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079285/a-pathway-based-association-study-reveals-variants-from-wnt-signaling-genes-contributing-to-asthma-susceptibility
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A Barreto-Luis, A Corrales, M Acosta-Herrera, C Gonzalez-Colino, J Cumplido, J Martinez-Tadeo, A Carracedo, J Villar, T Carrillo, M Pino-Yanes, C Flores
BACKGROUND: Genetic susceptibility to asthma is currently linked to a handful of genes which have a limited ability to predict the overall disease risk, suggesting the existence of many other genes involved in disease development. Accumulated evidence from association studies in genes related by biological pathways could reveal novel asthma genes. OBJECTIVE: To reveal novel asthma susceptibility genes by means of a pathway-based association study. METHODS: Based on summary data from a previous a genome-wide association study (GWAS) of asthma, we first identified significant biological pathways using a gene-set enrichment analysis...
January 12, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070530/trace-elements-status-in-sera-of-patients-with-allergic-asthma
#12
Ariaee Nazila, Farid Reza, Shabestari Fahimeh, Shabestari Mohamad, Jabbari Azad Farahzad
BACKGROUND: Asthma is a multifactorial disease and its severity varies with the inflammatory grade. There are conflicting reports about the roles of trace elements in asthma. This study examined the effects of zinc (Zn), copper (Cu), and selenium (Se) concentrations in sera of patients with allergic asthma attending Ghaem Hospital, Mashhad, Iran. METHODS: Forty-nine patients, aged 10 to 50 years, with asthma in moderate or severe stages, and 24 healthy controls, were enrolled in this study...
October 2016: Reports of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057814/increased-serum-interleukin-10-but-not-interleukin-4-level-in-children-with-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-pneumonia
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Biljana Medjo, Marina Atanaskovic-Markovic, Dimitrije Nikolic, Snezana Radic, Ivana Lazarevic, Ivana Cirkovic, Slobodanka Djukic
BACKGROUND: Mycoplasma pneumoniae (MP) is a common cause of community-acquired pneumonia in children, and it has been associated with wheezing. The aim of this study was to examine the serum level of interleukin (IL)-4 and IL-10 in children with Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia (MPP) and to analyse them in relation to the presence of wheezing. METHODS: The study included 166 children with radiologically confirmed pneumonia. MP infection was confirmed by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) serum MP-IgM and MP-IgG test and throat swab MP DNA with real-time polymerase chain reaction...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056993/effect-of-active-vitamin-d3-on-vegf-induced-adam33-expression-and-proliferation-in-human-airway-smooth-muscle-cells-implications-for-asthma-treatment
#14
Sung-Ho Kim, Qing-Mei Pei, Ping Jiang, Min Yang, Xue-Jiao Qian, Jiang-Bo Liu
BACKGROUND: Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease characterized by reversible airway obstruction with persistent airway inflammation and airway remodeling, which is associated with increased airway smooth muscle (ASM) mass. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) has been implicated in inflammatory and airway blood vessel remodeling in asthma. Recent evidence indicates that a deficiency of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25(OH)2D3) may influence asthma pathogenesis. A disintegrin and metalloproteinase (ADAM)33 has been identified as playing a role in the pathophysiology of asthma...
January 5, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051223/role-of-metalloproteinases-mmp-2-in-asthma
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Sonia Toujani, Nadia Mehiri, Kamel Hamzaoui, Hela Hadded, Nozha Ben Salah, Meriem Mjid, Yacine Ouahchi, Bechir Louzir, Jalloul Daghfous, Jouda Cherif, Majed Beji
Background - Many metalloproteinases (MMPs) play a role in the pathogenesis and modulation of the severity of asthma. MMP-9 is the predominant in asthma but other MMPs are involved such as the MMP-2. Aim - To determine the role of single nucleotide polymorphism of the gene MMP2 in susceptibility to asthma and its severity. Methods - Study case-control with prospectively enrolled patients with asthma and healthy subjects. We determined within two groups genotypes corresponding to the MMP2 polymorphism in -735C / T position, using a polymerase chain amplification technique associated with a polymorphism in the length of restriction fragments...
June 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049208/the-pathogenesis-of-alcohol-induced-airflow-limitation-in-acetaldehyde-dehydrogenase-2-deficient-mice
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Terufumi Shimoda, Yasushi Obase, Hiroto Matsuse, Sadahiro Asai, Tomoaki Iwanaga
BACKGROUND: In Japanese patients, alcohol-induced asthma is attributed to elevated plasma concentrations of acetaldehyde following alcohol consumption because of an acetaldehyde dehydrogenase 2 gene (ALDH2) polymorphism. The resulting increase in plasma histamine concentrations seems to trigger the onset of asthma symptoms. However, the specific pathogenic mechanism underlying this response remains unclear. ALDH2-deficient mice were therefore generated to investigate the pathogenesis of alcohol-induced asthma...
2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042927/obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-asthma
#17
Megat Razeem Abdul Razak, Naricha Chirakalwasan
Both asthma and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are common conditions involving the adults and children population, and have significant impact on the healthcare system. For the last few decades a lot of data emerged in terms of the prevalence between asthma and OSA. The prevalence ranges from 38% up to as high as 70%. Based on the current concepts of bidirectional relationship of OSA and asthma, it is sensible to assume that treating one disorder will result in the other's better control and vice versa. This review will look into the pathogenesis of concomitant OSA and asthma and whether the first line OSA therapy will result in better control of asthma in patients with concomitant OSA...
December 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035367/redistribution-of-adrenomedullary-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-subunits-and-the-effect-on-circulating-epinephrine-levels-in-a-murine-model-of-acute-asthma
#18
Xi Chen, Juntao Feng, Chengping Hu, Qingwu Qin, Yuanyuan Li, Ling Qin
The lack of circulating epinephrine (EPI) in the pathogenesis of asthma has long been attributed to the lack of adrenergic nerves in human airways. However, in this study we considered that EPI levels are regulated by EPI release in addition to synthesis. Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) have been shown to control EPI release, and we hypothesized that redistribution of nAChR subunits modulates EPI release and circulating EPI levels. Using a mouse model of asthma, circulating EPI levels were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays...
February 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029408/gut-microbiota-and-allergy-asthma-from-pathogenesis-to-new-therapeutic-strategies
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Y B Kang, Y Cai, H Zhang
Asthma and atopy, classically associated with hyper-activation of the T helper 2 (Th2) arm of adaptive immunity, are among the most common chronic illnesses worldwide. Emerging evidence relates atopy and asthma to the composition and function of gut microbiota composition. Moreover, certain gut microbial strains have been shown to inhibit or attenuate immune responses associated with chronic inflammation in experimental models. Although still a relatively nascent field of research, evidence to date suggests that the gut microbiome may represent fertile targets for prevention or management of allergic asthma and other diseases in which adaptive immune dysfunction is a prominent feature...
October 28, 2016: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025669/bronchoconstriction-induces-structural-and-functional-airway-alterations-in-non-sensitized-rats
#20
Mehdi Eslami-Behroozi, Saeed Pazhoohan, Ehsan Aref, Leila Zare, Mohammad Javan, Sohrab Hajizadeh, Mohammad Reza Raoufy
The impact of mechanical forces on pathogenesis of airway remodeling and the functional consequences in asthma remains to be fully established. In the present study, we investigated the effect of repeated bronchoconstriction induced by methacholine (MCh) on airway remodeling and airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) in rats with or without sensitization to an external allergen. We provide evidence that repeated bronchoconstriction, using MCh, alone induces airway inflammation and remodeling as well as AHR in non-allergen-sensitized rats...
December 26, 2016: Lung
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