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Animesh Pardanani
: Disease overview:Systemic mastocytosis (SM) results from a clonal proliferation of abnormal mast cells (MC) in one or more extra-cutaneous organs. DIAGNOSIS: The major criterion is presence of multifocal clusters of morphologically abnormal MC in the bone marrow. Minor diagnostic criteria include elevated serum tryptase level, abnormal MC expression of CD25 and/or CD2, and presence of KITD816V. Risk stratification: The 2008 World Health Organization (WHO) classification of SM has been shown to be prognostically relevant...
November 2016: American Journal of Hematology
Nuccia Morici, Laura Farioli, Laura Michelina Losappio, Giulia Colombo, Michele Nichelatti, Donatella Preziosi, Gianluigi Micarelli, Fabrizio Oliva, Cristina Giannattasio, Silvio Klugmann, Elide Anna Pastorello
OBJECTIVE: To assess the relationship between serum tryptase and the occurrence of major cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events (MACCE) at 2-year follow-up in patients admitted with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). To compare serum tryptase to other validated prognostic markers (maximum high-sensitivity troponin (hs-Tn), C reactive protein (CRP) levels at admission, Synergy between percutaneous coronary intervention with Taxus and Cardiac Surgery (SYNTAX) score). METHODS: We measured serum tryptase at admission in 140 consecutive patients with ACS and in 50 healthy controls...
2016: Open Heart
Jonathan J Lyons, Xiaomin Yu, Jason D Hughes, Quang T Le, Ali Jamil, Yun Bai, Nancy Ho, Ming Zhao, Yihui Liu, Michael P O'Connell, Neil N Trivedi, Celeste Nelson, Thomas DiMaggio, Nina Jones, Helen Matthews, Katie L Lewis, Andrew J Oler, Ryan J Carlson, Peter D Arkwright, Celine Hong, Sherene Agama, Todd M Wilson, Sofie Tucker, Yu Zhang, Joshua J McElwee, Maryland Pao, Sarah C Glover, Marc E Rothenberg, Robert J Hohman, Kelly D Stone, George H Caughey, Theo Heller, Dean D Metcalfe, Leslie G Biesecker, Lawrence B Schwartz, Joshua D Milner
Elevated basal serum tryptase levels are present in 4-6% of the general population, but the cause and relevance of such increases are unknown. Previously, we described subjects with dominantly inherited elevated basal serum tryptase levels associated with multisystem complaints including cutaneous flushing and pruritus, dysautonomia, functional gastrointestinal symptoms, chronic pain, and connective tissue abnormalities, including joint hypermobility. Here we report the identification of germline duplications and triplications in the TPSAB1 gene encoding α-tryptase that segregate with inherited increases in basal serum tryptase levels in 35 families presenting with associated multisystem complaints...
October 17, 2016: Nature Genetics
Hyoseung Shin, Soon-Jin Choi, A-Ri Cho, Dong Young Kim, Kyu Han Kim, Ohsang Kwon
BACKGROUND: Stress is a known cause of hair loss in many species. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we investigated the role of acute stress on hair growth using a rat model. METHODS: Rats were immobilized for 24 hours and blood samples, and skin biopsies were taken. The effect of stress-serum on the in vitro proliferation of rat and human dermal papilla cells (hDPCs), as well as serum cortisol and corticotropin-releasing hormone levels, were measured...
October 2016: Annals of Dermatology
A Artuso, C Caimmi, G Tripi, O Viapiana, M Bonifacio, L Idolazzi, I Gavioli, D Gatti, R Zanotti, M Rossini
Systemic Mastocytosis has been long identified as a potential cause of osteoporosis; nevertheless, data regarding longitudinal variation of bone mineral density (BMD) in patients with indolent systemic mastocytosis (ISM) are missing . We studied BMD variation at lumbar spine and proximal hip after 30-month (±6 months) follow-up in a large cohort of patients (83) with ISM without osteoporosis, supplementated with vitamin D and/or calcium when needed. We also analyzed the correlation between variation of BMD, basal serum tryptase levels and bone turnover markers (BTM)...
October 14, 2016: Calcified Tissue International
Magdalena Paplińska-Goryca, Patrycja Nejman-Gryz, Katarzyna Górska, Katarzyna Białek-Gosk, Joanna Hermanowicz-Salamon, Rafał Krenke
Asthma and COPD are the most common obstructive lung diseases characterized by inflammation in the lower airways which contribute to airflow limitation. Different inflammatory mediators are thought to play a key role in these diseases. This study was conducted in 13 patients with asthma, 12 patients with COPD, and 13 control subjects. The expression of mRNA of IL-6, IL-13, CXCL8, TSLP, IL-33, IL-25, IL-17, ECP, mast cell tryptase, CCL24, and CCL26 was assessed in induced sputum cells by real time PCR. We found that CXCL8 was strongly related to the neutrophil percentage but differed significantly in COPD and asthma patients...
October 14, 2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Edyta Gendaszewska-Darmach, Edyta Węgłowska, Aurelia Walczak-Drzewiecka, Kaja Karaś
Mast cells (MCs) are long-lived resident cells known for their substantial role in antigen-induced anaphylaxis and other immunoglobulin E-mediated allergic reactions as well as tumor promotion. MCs' activation results in the release of pro-inflammatory factors such as histamine, tryptase, tumor necrosis factor or carboxypeptidase A stored in secretory granules. IgE-dependent hypersensitivity has been thought to be the major pathway mediating degranulation of mast cells, but the P2Y14 nucleotide receptor activated by UDP-glucose (UDPG) may also enhance this process...
October 9, 2016: Oncotarget
Yao Chou Tsai, Lori Birder, Hann-Chorng Kuo
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to analyze patterns of sensory protein expression and urothelial dysfunction in ketamine-related cystitis (KC) in humans. METHODS: Biopsies of bladder mucosa were performed in 29 KC patients during cystoscopy. Then specimens were analyzed for tryptase, zonula occludens-1 (ZO-1), E-cadherin, and terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-mediated dUTP nick end-labeling (TUNEL) with immunofluorescence staining and quantification. In addition, 10 healthy control bladder specimens were analyzed and compared with the KC specimens...
September 2016: International Neurourology Journal
Zhenzhen Liu, Zhengwei Fu, Yuanxiang Jin
Atrazine (ATZ) and its main metabolites, i.e., diaminochlorotriazine (DACT), deisopropylatrazine (DIP), and deethylatrazine (DE), have been widely detected in surface water around the world. In the present study, to determine their immunotoxic effects, zebrafish during the early developmental stage were exposed to ATZ and its main metabolites at environmental concentrations (30, 100, 300 μg L(-1)). It was observed that ATZ, DACT, DIP and DE selectively induced the transcription of immunotoxic related genes including Tnfα, Il-1β, Il-6, Il-8, Cxcl-clc and Cc-chem in larval zebrafish...
January 2017: Chemosphere
William Egner
BACKGROUND: Sheffield National Adverse Reactions Consultancy Service (NARCOS) investigates and triages suspected perioperative anaesthetic reactions to allergy clinics, using serial tryptase samples, urinary methylhistamine and clinical information on a pro forma request. OBJECTIVE: To determine if current UK guidelines on serial tryptase samples are achieved and describe the patterns of tryptase release. METHOD: A retrospective review of 3455 NARCOS cases...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Clinical Pathology
H Zaouri, H Amarouch, N Elmakrini, N Tazi, N Ismaili, L Benzekri, K Senouci, B Hassam
Mastocytosis is a group of diseases related to abnormal accumulation and proliferation of mast cells in one or more organs. They may be associated with an acquired point mutation and the activation of the receptor tyrosine-kinase c-KIT of CFS (mast cell growth factor). The clinical manifestations are varied and secondary to the release of mast cell mediators and/or infiltration of various organs. There are two main types of mastocytosis: pure cutaneous mastocytosis and systemic mastocytosis when more than two organs are involved in mast cell infiltration (bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract, bone, liver and spleen, lymph nodes)...
September 23, 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
Colin Barber, Chrystyna Kalicinsky
BACKGROUND: Adult onset food allergy is a rare, but increasingly recognized phenomenon. Mast cell activation syndromes present an ongoing diagnostic and classification challenge. The combination of the two has been rarely described in the literature. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of a new onset, IgE mediated food allergy in combination with a mast cell activation syndrome in an elderly patient not known to have a history of atopy. He presented to a hospital with a first presentation of anaphylaxis manifesting profound hypotension following consumption of a stew consisting of fish and shellfish...
2016: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
Zhongbo Yang, Magda Esebua, Lester Layfield
Fifteen percent to 25% of appendices resected for a preoperative diagnosis of acute appendicitis have no neutrophilic infiltration, thus histologically "normal." The discrepancy between clinical presentation and the lack of definite morphologic changes is confounding. It has been indicated that mast cells may play a role in the pathogenesis of the appendicitis-like pain in patients with histologically negative appendices (HNAs). To investigate whether mast cell density (MCD) is increased in pediatric HNAs, we retrieved 50 appendectomy cases (30 HNA and 20 control, ages 2 days-18 years) in our institute in the last 10 years...
October 2016: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
K Olek-Hrab, M Hrab, J Szyfter-Harris, Z Adamski
Pruritus is a natural defence mechanism of the body and creates the scratch reflex as a defensive reaction to potentially dangerous environmental factors. Together with pain, pruritus is a type of superficial sensory experience. Pruritus is a symptom often experienced both in healthy subjects and in those who have symptoms of a disease. In dermatology, pruritus is a frequent symptom associated with a number of dermatoses and is sometimes an auxiliary factor in the diagnostic process. Apart from histamine, the most popular pruritus mediators include tryptase, endothelins, substance P, bradykinin, prostaglandins and acetylcholine...
September 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Philip R Cohen
BACKGROUND: Mastocytosis is either cutaneous (with skin-limited proliferation of mast cells) or systemic (with mast cells in extracutaneous sites). The onset of solitary mastocytoma in an adult is rare. PURPOSE: A woman with the new onset of solitary mastocytoma is described. The clinical features of patients with adult-onset solitary mastocytoma are summarized. Recommendations for the evaluation and treatment of individuals with adult-onset solitary mastocytoma are proposed...
July 2016: Dermatology Practical & Conceptual
Issan Yee San Tam, Chun Wai Ng, See-Ying Tam, Hang Yung Alaster Lau
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to develop a novel protocol for generating large populations of fully mature and functional human mast cells (HMC) from CD34(+) hematopoietic stem cells which require less culturing time than previously reported methods. METHODS: CD34(+) cells isolated from fresh human buffy coats were sequentially cultured with different combinations of SCF, IL-6, IL-3, IL-9 and IL-4 under selected culturing conditions and time periods. Cells were then harvested for immunohistochemical characterization of morphological phenotypes and were functionally characterized by assessing their responses to IgE-dependent and -independent stimuli by measuring the release of inflammatory mediators and cytokines...
September 15, 2016: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
Britta Klein, Thomas Haggeney, Daniela Fietz, Sivanjah Indumathy, Kate L Loveland, Mark Hedger, Sabine Kliesch, Wolfgang Weidner, Martin Bergmann, Hans-Christian Schuppe
STUDY QUESTION: Which immune cells and cytokine profiles are characteristic for testicular germ cell neoplasia and what consequences does this have for the understanding of the related testicular immunopathology? SUMMARY ANSWER: The unique immune environment of testicular germ cell neoplasia comprises B cells and dendritic cells as well as high transcript levels of IL-6 and other B cell supporting or T helper cell type 1 (Th1)-driven cytokines and thus differs profoundly from normal testis or inflammatory lesions associated with hypospermatogenesis...
October 2016: Human Reproduction
Michael Camilleri, Ibironke Oduyebo, Houssam Halawi
Several chemical and molecular factors are reported to be altered and to have a potentially significant role in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), particularly in IBS with diarrhea (IBS-D). These include bile acids, short chain fatty acids, mucosal barrier proteins, mast cell products such as histamine, proteases and tryptase, enteroendocrine cell products, and mucosal mRNAs, proteins and micro-RNAs. This article reviews the current knowledge and unanswered questions in the pathobiology of the chemical and molecular factors in IBS...
September 8, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
L R Javvadi, V P B Parachuru, T J Milne, G J Seymour, A M Rich
Oral lichen planus (OLP) is a complex immunological disorder, mediated in part by the release of cytokines from activated T-cells. Of late, two closely related T-helper (Th) cell subsets; regulatory T-cells (Tregs; FoxP3(+)) and Th17 cells (IL17(+)) have been described in various chronic inflammatory diseases. The aim of this study was to determine the expression of FoxP3 and IL17 in OLP using immunohistochemistry (IHC) and quantitative real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (qPCR). For IHC, formalin fixed, paraffin embedded archival specimens, an OLP group (n=10) and a non-specific inflammatory (NSI) control group (n=9) were used...
October 2016: Pathology
Holger Mosbech, Line Tang, Allan Linneberg
BACKGROUND: Insect sting reactions are frequently reported, but population studies documenting the frequency and the relation to IgE-sensitization and serum tryptase are scarce. METHODS: Questionnaire data and results from measurements of specific IgE against venom, major allergens and cross-reacting carbohydrate determinants (CCDs) were collected from 2,090 adult participants in a cross-sectional survey. RESULTS: 13% of the population reported symptoms of sting reactions and about half were systemic in nature...
2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
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