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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249758/-a-case-of-hypersensitivity-reaction-to-enokitake-flammulina-velutipes-ingestion
#1
Tomoya Shingaki, Yukiko Hiraguchi, Mari Gen, Shoko Yoshino, Yusuke Kumagai, Yuko Ebishima, Kenji Owa, Kenta Otuji, Yasuto Kondou, Yutaka Suehiro
We experienced a case of 10-year-old girl who developed hypersensitivity reactions after eating enokitake. The patient had food allergy to egg until 5 years old. When she was 4 years old, she ate enokitake with a hot-pot dish. Later, she felt itching in her mouth. Therefore, she never ate enokitake since that time. At the age of 10, she drank only the soup of enokitake with school lunch. After that she felt discomfort and itching in her oral cavity. The result of enokitake and other mushrooms (siitake, simeji, and eringi) skin prick to prick test were all positive...
2017: Arerugī, [Allergy]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248719/usp9x-promotes-survival-in-human-pancreatic-cancer-and-its-inhibition-suppresses-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-in-vivo-tumor-growth
#2
Anupama Pal, Michele Dziubinski, Marina Pasca Di Magliano, Diane M Simeone, Scott Owens, Dafydd Thomas, Luke Peterson, Harish Potu, Moshe Talpaz, Nicholas J Donato
Usp9x has emerged as a potential therapeutic target in some hematologic malignancies and a broad range of solid tumors including brain, breast, and prostate. To examine Usp9x tumorigenicity and consequence of Usp9x inhibition in human pancreatic tumor models, we carried out gain- and loss-of-function studies using established human pancreatic tumor cell lines (PANC1 and MIAPACA2) and four spontaneously immortalized human pancreatic patient-derived tumor (PDX) cell lines. The effect of Usp9x activity inhibition by small molecule deubiquitinase inhibitor G9 was assessed in 2D and 3D culture, and its efficacy was tested in human tumor xenografts...
December 14, 2017: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246441/roquin-suppresses-the-pi3k-mtor-signaling-pathway-to-inhibit-t-helper-cell-differentiation-and-conversion-of-treg-to-tfr-cells
#3
Katharina Essig, Desheng Hu, Joao C Guimaraes, Dominik Alterauge, Stephanie Edelmann, Timsse Raj, Jan Kranich, Gesine Behrens, Alexander Heiseke, Stefan Floess, Juliane Klein, Andreas Maiser, Susan Marschall, Martin Hrabĕ de Angelis, Heinrich Leonhardt, Cornelis F Calkhoven, Elfriede Noessner, Thomas Brocker, Jochen Huehn, Anne B Krug, Mihaela Zavolan, Dirk Baumjohann, Vigo Heissmeyer
Roquin proteins preclude spontaneous T cell activation and aberrant differentiation of T follicular helper (Tfh) or T helper 17 (Th17) cells. Here we showed that deletion of Roquin-encoding alleles specifically in regulatory T (Treg) cells also caused the activation of conventional T cells. Roquin-deficient Treg cells downregulated CD25, acquired a follicular Treg (Tfr) cell phenotype, and suppressed germinal center reactions but could not protect from colitis. Roquin inhibited the PI3K-mTOR signaling pathway by upregulation of Pten through interfering with miR-17∼92 binding to an overlapping cis-element in the Pten 3' UTR, and downregulated the Foxo1-specific E3 ubiquitin ligase Itch...
December 12, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238877/cryptogenic-cholestasis-in-young-and-adults-atp8b1-abcb11-abcb4-and-tjp2-gene-variants-analysis-by-high-throughput-sequencing
#4
Giovanni Vitale, Stefano Gitto, Francesco Raimondi, Alessandro Mattiaccio, Vilma Mantovani, Ranka Vukotic, Antonietta D'Errico, Marco Seri, Robert B Russell, Pietro Andreone
BACKGROUND: Mutations in ATP-transporters ATPB81, ABCB11, and ABCB4 are responsible for progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC) 1, 2 and 3, and recently the gene for tight junction protein-2 (TJP2) has been linked to PFIC4. AIM: As these four genes have been poorly studied in young people and adults, we investigated them in this context here. METHODS: In patients with cryptogenic cholestasis, we analyzed the presence of mutations by high-throughput sequencing...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212706/phosphorylation-of-the-e3-ubiquitin-protein-ligase-itch-diminishes-binding-to-its-cognate-e2-ubiquitin-ligase
#5
Jessica M Perex, Tsan S Xiao, Derek W Abbott
Heightened and extended inflammation underlies the pathogenesis of many disorders, including inflammatory bowel disease, sepsis, and inflammatory arthritis. Ubiquitin networks help dictate the strength and duration of inflammatory signaling. In innate immunity, the itchy E3 ubiquitin protein ligase (ITCH-)-A20 ubiquitin--editing complex inhibits receptor-interacting Ser/Thr kinase (RIPK) activation by removing K63-Lys-63-linked polyubiquitinated chains from key proteins in the nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) signaling pathway...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178819/mas-related-g-protein-coupled-receptors-and-the-biology-of-itch-sensation
#6
James Meixiong, Xinzhong Dong
Chronic, persistent itch is a devastating symptom that causes much suffering. In recent years, there has been great progress made in understanding the molecules, cells, and circuits underlying itch sensation. Once thought to be carried by pain-sensing neurons, itch is now believed to be capable of being transmitted by dedicated sensory labeled lines. Members of the Mas-related G protein-coupled receptor (Mrgpr) family demarcate an itch-specific labeled line in the peripheral nervous system. In the spinal cord, the expression of other proteins identifies additional populations of itch-dedicated sensory neurons...
November 27, 2017: Annual Review of Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076290/the-effect-of-plasma-rich-in-growth-factors-combined-with-follicular-unit-extraction-surgery-for-the-treatment-of-hair-loss-a-pilot-study
#7
Roge M Navarro, Ander Pino, Asunción Martinez-Andres, Consuelo Molina, Ana María Martinez, Nahikari Martinez, Gorka Orive, Eduardo Anitua
BACKGROUND: Hair transplant surgery using follicular unit extraction technique (FUE) is a common surgical procedure for the treatment of severe hair loss. Blood-derived autologous growth factors have also proved to promote hair regeneration in patients with different types of alopecia. AIMS: The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and clinical efficacy of plasma rich in growth factors (PRGF) technology as an adjuvant therapy for FUE surgery in hair loss affected patients...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066740/trpc3-is-dispensable-for-%C3%AE-alanine-triggered-acute-itch
#8
Peter Dong, Changxiong Guo, Shengxiang Huang, Minghong Ma, Qin Liu, Wenqin Luo
The detection of pruritic (itchy) stimuli is mediated by a variety of receptors and channels expressed by primary sensory neurons. The G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) MRGPRD is selectively expressed by a subset of mouse non-peptidergic nociceptors and functions as the molecular receptor for the itch-inducing chemical β-alanine. However, the channels responsible for generating electrical signals downstream of MRGPRD remain unclear. Here, we found that a member of the canonical TRP channel family, TRPC3, is highly expressed in MRGPRD(+) non-peptidergic nociceptors, raising the possibility of whether TRPC3 functions as a downstream channel in the MRGPRD signaling pathway...
October 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064954/mrgpra3-shows-sensitization-to-chloroquine-in-an-acetone-ether-water-mice-model
#9
Hao Shi, Guang Yu, Xiao Geng, Leying Gu, Niuniu Yang, Changming Wang, Chan Zhu, Yan Yang, Lei Yu, Danyou Hu, Xiaolin Yuan, Lei Lan, Guanyi Wu, Zongxiang Tang
Chronic itch, a distressing symptom of many cutaneous and systemic diseases, significantly impairs quality of life. However, its underlying molecular mechanism is still unclear. Mas-related G protein-coupled receptor A3 (MrgprA3) is considered an itch-specific receptor. MrgprA3 neurons are identified as a class of itch-specific neurons, but the role of MrgprA3 in chronic itch remains elusive. An acetone-ether-water (AEW) model as a histamine-independent itch model is often used in the study of chronic pruritus...
December 6, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063139/dissociable-effects-of-the-kappa-opioid-receptor-agonist-nalfurafine-on-pain-itch-stimulated-and-pain-itch-depressed-behaviors-in-male-rats
#10
Matthew L Lazenka, Megan J Moerke, E Andrew Townsend, Kevin B Freeman, F Ivy Carroll, S Stevens Negus
RATIONALE: Nalfurafine is a G protein signaling-biased kappa opioid receptor (KOR) agonist approved in Japan for second-line treatment of uremic pruritus. Neither nalfurafine nor any other KOR agonist is currently approved anywhere for treatment of pain, but recent evidence suggests that G protein signaling-biased KOR agonists may have promise as candidate analgesics/antipruritics with reduced side effects compared to nonbiased or ß-arrestin-signaling-biased KOR agonists. OBJECTIVES: This study compared nalfurafine effects in rats using assays of pain-stimulated and pain-depressed behavior used previously to evaluate other candidate analgesics...
October 24, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017796/anti-inflammatory-effect-of-collagen-tripeptide-in-atopic-dermatitis
#11
Amiko Hakuta, Yukie Yamaguchi, Tomoko Okawa, Shoko Yamamoto, Yasuo Sakai, Michiko Aihara
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic, pruritic inflammatory skin disease in which type 2 allergic inflammation plays an important role. Collagen tripeptide (CTP) is a functional collagen fraction with a high content of Gly-X-Y tripeptides. OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of CTP on inflammation in AD. METHODS: Levels of inflammatory cytokines and chemokines, such as thymus- and activation-regulated chemokine (TARC), macrophage-derived chemokine, and thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP), were examined in human keratinocytes supplemented with or without CTP under AD-like inflammation...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988117/mas-related-g-protein-coupled-receptors-and-cowhage-induced-itch
#12
Vemuri B Reddy, Ehsan Azimi, Lei Chu, Ethan A Lerner
Cowhage is routinely used in human studies of histamine-independent itch. As such, it is of interest to understand its mechanism of action. The active component of cowhage is a cysteine protease called mucunain. As serine proteases can activate members of the protease-activated receptor (PAR) family to induce itch and pain, the mechanism of action of mucunain and cathepsin S, a human cysteine protease, were likewise thought to be through activation of PARs. The demonstration that cathepsin S activates members of the Mas-related G-protein coupled receptor family to induce itch led us to evaluate the activity of mucunain on these receptors...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976850/safety-and-immunogenicity-of-an-anti-zika-virus-dna-vaccine-preliminary-report
#13
Pablo Tebas, Christine C Roberts, Kar Muthumani, Emma L Reuschel, Sagar B Kudchodkar, Faraz I Zaidi, Scott White, Amir S Khan, Trina Racine, Hyeree Choi, Jean Boyer, Young K Park, Sylvie Trottier, Celine Remigio, Diane Krieger, Susan E Spruill, Mark Bagarazzi, Gary P Kobinger, David B Weiner, Joel N Maslow
Background Although Zika virus (ZIKV) infection is typically self-limiting, other associated complications such as congenital birth defects and the Guillain-Barré syndrome are well described. There are no approved vaccines against ZIKV infection. Methods In this phase 1, open-label clinical trial, we evaluated the safety and immunogenicity of a synthetic, consensus DNA vaccine (GLS-5700) encoding the ZIKV premembrane and envelope proteins in two groups of 20 participants each. The participants received either 1 mg or 2 mg of vaccine intradermally, with each injection followed by electroporation (the use of a pulsed electric field to introduce the DNA sequence into cells) at baseline, 4 weeks, and 12 weeks...
October 4, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966723/extracellular-ldlr-repeats-modulate-wnt-signaling-activity-by-promoting-lrp6-receptor-endocytosis-mediated-by-the-itch-e3-ubiquitin-ligase
#14
Sapna Vijayakumar, Guizhong Liu, Huei-Chi Wen, Yaa Abu, Robert Chong, Horacio Nastri, Gadi G Bornstein, Zhen-Qiang Pan, Stuart A Aaronson
The LOW-density lipoprotein related protein 6 (LRP6) receptor is an important effector of canonical Wnt signaling, a developmental pathway, whose dysregulation has been implicated in various diseases including cancer. The membrane proximal low-density lipoprotein (LDL) receptor repeats in LRP6 exhibit homology to ligand binding repeats in the LDL receptor (LDLR), but lack known function. We generated single amino acid substitutions of LRP6-LDLR repeat residues, which are highly conserved in the human LDLR and mutated in patients with Familial Hypercholesteremia (FH)...
July 2017: Genes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966134/cxcl1-activates-trpv1-via-gi-o-protein-and-actin-filaments
#15
Alexandru Florian Deftu, Alexandru Filippi, Roxana Olimpia Gheorghe, Violeta Ristoiu
AIMS: CXCL1 is a chemokine with pleiotropic effects, including pain and itch. Itch, an unpleasant sensation that elicits the desire or reflex to scratch, it is evoked mainly from the skin and implicates activation of a specific subset of IB4+, C-type primary afferents. In previous studies we showed that acute application of CXCL1 induced a Ca(2+) influx of low amplitude and slow kinetics in a subpopulation of transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1 (TRPV1)+/isolectin B4 (IB4)+dorsal root ganglia neurons which also responded to other itch-inducing agents...
September 28, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958934/cinnamaldehyde-induces-cell-apoptosis-mediated-by-a-novel-circular-rna-hsa_circ_0043256-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#16
Fang Tian, C T Yu, W D Ye, Qian Wang
Cinnamaldehyde (CA), the primary chemical component of the Chinese traditional herb Cinnamomum cassia, is an effective cytotoxic agent against various human cancers. Our previous study indicated that CA could trigger apoptosis in three kinds of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells. However, CA mechanism of action in NSCLC has not been unveiled completely. Herein, we showed that a novel circular RNA hsa_circ_0043256 was upregulated in NSCLC cells in response to CA treatment, as detected by microarray and real-time PCR...
November 25, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955033/plasma-membrane-derived-extracellular-microvesicles-mediate-non-canonical-intercellular-notch-signaling
#17
Qiyu Wang, Quan Lu
ARMMs (arrestin domain-containing protein 1 (ARRDC1)-mediated microvesicles) are extracellular vesicles that bud directly at the plasma membrane; however, little is known about the molecular composition and physiological function of these vesicles. Here we report that ARMMs contain active NOTCH receptors and mediate a non-canonical intercellular NOTCH signaling. We identify over 100 proteins that are significantly enriched in ARMMs, including ARRDC1, TSG101 and multiple ESCRT complex proteins. About a third of ARMMs-enriched proteins are plasma membrane proteins, including the NOTCH2 receptor...
September 27, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933478/natural-product-modulators-of-human-sensations-and-mood-molecular-mechanisms-and-therapeutic-potential
#18
REVIEW
Tomáš Pluskal, Jing-Ke Weng
Humans perceive physical information about the surrounding environment through their senses. This physical information is registered by a collection of highly evolved and finely tuned molecular sensory receptors. A multitude of bioactive, structurally diverse ligands have evolved in nature that bind these molecular receptors. The complex, dynamic interactions between the ligands and the receptors lead to changes in our sensory perception or mood. Here, we review our current knowledge of natural products and their derived analogues that interact specifically with human G protein-coupled receptors, ion channels, and nuclear hormone receptors to modulate the sensations of taste, smell, temperature, pain, and itch, as well as mood and its associated behaviour...
September 21, 2017: Chemical Society Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901381/anti%C3%A2-allergic-action-of-bacillus-calmette%C3%A2-guerin-extract-in-experimental-mast-cell%C3%A2-mediated-anaphylactic-models
#19
Mingli Sun, Yong Wang, Haishan Zhao, Weifan Yao, Xiaosong Yu
Allergy is an acquired hypersensitivity reaction of the immune system mediated by IgE‑induced mast cell degranulation. In China, bacillus Calmette‑Guerin extract (BCGE) has been shown to be clinically effective for regulating immunity, which enhances the resistance of the body to anaphylactic disease, infectious diseases and cancer. However, the mechanisms remain to be fully elucidated. The present study investigated the potential anti‑allergic effects of BCGE in animal models of mast cell‑dependent anaphylaxis and mechanisms of BCGE in mast cells...
November 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867722/the-standardized-extract-of-juniperus-communis-alleviates-hyperpigmentation-in-vivo-hrm-2-hairless-mice-and-in-vitro-murine-b16-melanoma-cells
#20
Jonghwan Jegal, Ki Wung Chung, Hae Young Chung, Eun Ju Jeong, Min Hye Yang
In European folk medicine, the fruits of Juniperus communis are used in the treatment of skin-related disorders such as skin infection, itching, and psoriasis. Previously, we reported that the EtOAc fraction of J. communis (EAJC) contained tyrosinase inhibition properties in vitro non-cellular experiment. The aim of this study was to evaluate anti-melanogenic effect of standardized EAJC on a hyperpigmentation animal model. Therapeutic effects of EAJC toward skin hyperpigmentation were confirmed by both in vivo experiment and in vitro cell-based assay...
2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
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