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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345235/news-on-climate-change-air-pollution-and-allergic-trigger-factors-of-asthma
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REVIEW
M D Amato, L Cecchi, I Annesi-Maesano, G D Amato
The rising frequency of obstructive respiratory diseases,in particular allergic asthma, observed over the last years, can be partially explained by changes occurring in the environment, with increasing presence in atmosphere of chemical (particulate matter and gaseous components such as nitrogen dioxide and ozone) and biologic (aeroallergens) trigger factors. Aeroallergens are able to stimulate, in allergic subjects, the airways' sensitization, inducing symptoms of bronchial asthma. Over the last 50 years, global earth's temperature has markedly risen likely because of growing emission of anthropogenic greenhouse gas concentrations...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Investigational Allergology & Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344005/biological-clocks-their-relevance-to-immune-allergic-diseases
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REVIEW
Roberto Paganelli, Claudia Petrarca, Mario Di Gioacchino
The 2017 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, awarded for the discoveries made in the past 15 years on the genetic and molecular mechanisms regulating many physiological functions, has renewed the attention to the importance of circadian rhythms. These originate from a central pacemaker in the suprachiasmatic nucleus in the brain, photoentrained via direct connection with melanopsin containing, intrinsically light-sensitive retinal ganglion cells, and it projects to periphery, thus creating an inner circadian rhythm...
2018: Clinical and Molecular Allergy: CMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343779/characterization-of-signaling-pathways-regulating-the-expression-of-pro-inflammatory-long-form-thymic-stromal-lymphopoietin-upon-human-metapneumovirus-infection
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Youxian Li, Cecilie Lund, Ida Nervik, Simon Loevenich, Henrik Døllner, Marit W Anthonsen, Ingvild B Johnsen
Thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) is associated with several allergic diseases including asthma. Two isoforms of TSLP exist in humans, a long form (lfTSLP) and a short form (sfTSLP), displaying distinct immunological functions. Recently, TSLP was found to be upregulated in human airway cells upon human metapneumovirus (hMPV) infection, yet it remains unclear if the two isoforms are regulated differently during hMPV infection. Importantly, the molecular mechanisms underlying hMPV-mediated TSLP induction remain undescribed...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343554/biased-generation-and-in-situ-activation-of-lung-tissue-resident-memory-cd4-t-cells-in-the-pathogenesis-of-allergic-asthma
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Damian L Turner, Monica Goldklang, Filip Cvetkovski, Daniel Paik, Jordis Trischler, Josselyn Barahona, Minwei Cao, Ronak Dave, Nicole Tanna, Jeanine M D'Armiento, Donna L Farber
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease mediated by allergen-specific CD4 T cells that promote lung inflammation through recruitment of cellular effectors into the lung. A subset of lung T cells can persist as tissue-resident memory T cells (TRMs) following infection and allergen induction, although the generation and role of TRM in asthma persistence and pathogenesis remain unclear. In this study, we used a mouse model of chronic exposure to intranasal house dust mite (HDM) extract to dissect how lung TRMs are generated and function in the persistence and pathogenesis of allergic airway disease...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342458/glucocorticoids-modulate-th1-and-th2-responses-in-asthmatic-mouse-models-by-inhibition-of-notch1-signaling
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Chengping Hu, Zhifang Li, Juntao Feng, Yongjun Tang, Ling Qin, Xinyue Hu, Yan Zhang, Ruoxi He
BACKGROUND: Notch1 has been linked to the pathogenesis of asthma due to its contribution on Th1/Th2 imbalance. γ-Secretase inhibitor (GSI) acts as an effective blocker of Notch1 signaling. Glucocorticoids (GCs) are the most effective anti-inflammatory drugs for asthma. The present study investigated the involvement of the Notch1 pathway in the anti-inflammatory effect of GCs and its association with Th1/Th2 balance. METHODS: The asthma model was established in BALB/c mice by sensitization with ovalbumin (OVA)...
January 18, 2018: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342450/occupational-allergic-respiratory-disease-rinoconjunctivitis-and-asthma-in-a-cheese-factory-worker
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Elisa Gómez Torrijos, Carmen García Rodriguez, Beatriz Veleiro Pérez, Borja Bartolomé, Marcos Prado Barragan, Rosa Garcia Rodriguez
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 13, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339772/foxo1-promotes-th9-cell-differentiation-and-airway-allergy
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Thomas S Buttrick, Wei Wang, Christina Yung, Kenneth G Trieu, Kruti Patel, Samia J Khoury, Xingbin Ai, Wassim Elyaman
T helper 9 (Th9) cells are effector CD4+ T cells that are characterized by the production of interleukin-9 (IL-9) and have been associated with allergic responses. Here, we found that the expression of the transcription factor forkhead box O1 (Foxo1) was induced in Th9 and Foxo1 plays a crucial role in the differentiation of Th9 cells. Pharmacological inhibition of Foxo1 or genetic disruption of Foxo1 in CD4+ T cells caused a reduction in IL-9 expression while upregulating IL-17A and IFNγ production. Furthermore, chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) followed by luciferase assays revealed direct binding of Foxo1 to both the Il9 and Irf4 promoters and induces their transactivation...
January 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339659/fc%C3%AE-r-ros-ck2%C3%AE-is-the-key-inducer-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation-in-a-murine-model-of-asthma
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June-Mo Kim, Hae-Kyoung Kim, Yoo-Na Im, Yun-Soo Bae, Suhn-Young Im, Hern-Ku Lee
BACKGROUND: The transcription factor nuclear factor (NF)-κB plays a pivotal role in the development of allergic airway inflammation. However, the mechanism of NF-κB activation in asthma remains to be elucidated. METHODS: CK2α activation was assessed by CK2α phosphorylation and protein expression. Airway levels of histamine and cytokines were determined by ELISA. We used 2 (active and passive) forms of allergic pulmonary inflammation models. In the active form, the animals were immunized with ovalbumin (OVA) intraperitoneally, followed by an airway challenge with OVA...
January 17, 2018: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338964/validation-of-the-children-s-sleep-habits-questionnaire-in-a-sample-of-greek-children-with-allergic-rhinitis
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A Mavroudi, E-A Chrysochoou, R J Boyle, G Trypsianis, I Xinias, D Cassimos, G Imvrios, M Katotomichelakis, A Karagiannidou, N Karantaglis, G Kourentas, J O Warner
BACKGROUND: Obstructive respiratory disorders, such as allergic rhinitis and asthma may impair sleep quality. The aim of this study is to validate the Children's Sleep Habits Questionnaire (CSHQ) for Greek children from 6 to 14 years of age. No validated tool has been developed so far to assess sleep disturbances in Greek school-aged children. METHODS: We examined the reliability and validity of the CSHQ in a sample of children with allergic rhinitis (AR) and a non-clinical population of parents of these children as a proxy measure of children's AR quality of life (QoL) as evaluated by the Pediatric Allergic Rhinitis Quality of Life (PedARQoL) questionnaire...
January 12, 2018: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338962/knowledge-on-asthma-food-allergies-and-anaphylaxis-assessment-of-elementary-school-teachers-parents-caregivers-of-asthmatic-children-and-university-students-in-uruguaiana-in-the-state-of-rio-grande-do-sul-brazil
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M Urrutia-Pereira, L P Mocellin, R B de Oliveira, L Simon, L Lessa, D Solé
INTRODUCTION: Allergic diseases have become an increasingly common reality in the last years, extending beyond the family context. OBJECTIVE: Assessing the level of knowledge on asthma, food allergies and anaphylaxis of asthmatic children's parents/caregivers (PC), elementary school teachers (EST) and university students (US) in Uruguaiana, RS, Brazil. METHOD: 577 individuals (PC - N=111; EST - N=177; US - N=299) took part in the study, answering the Newcastle Asthma Knowledge Questionnaire (validated for Portuguese) and another questionnaire on Food Allergy (FA) and anaphylaxis...
January 12, 2018: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338961/is-eosinophilic-esophagitis-an-equivalent-of-pollen-allergic-asthma-analysis-of-biopsies-and-therapy-guided-by-component-resolved-diagnosis
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A Armentia, S Martín-Armentia, B Martín-Armentia, J Santos-Fernández, R Álvarez, B Madrigal, D Fernández-González, S Gayoso, M J Gayoso
BACKGROUND: Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is characterized by esophageal dysfunction and, histologically, by eosinophilic inflammation. There is not a clear etiologic treatment. Biopsies analysis using plant histology methods may show callose and pollen tubes in the esophageal mucosa. Component-resolved diagnosis (CRD) with microarrays could detect possible allergens involved and indicate an elimination diet and allergen immunotherapy (AIT). METHODS: One hundred and twenty-nine patients with EoE were tested for environmental and food allergens...
January 12, 2018: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338960/small-airway-dysfunction-precedes-the-development-of-asthma-in-children-with-allergic-rhinitis
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E Skylogianni, M Triga, K Douros, K Bolis, K N Priftis, S Fouzas, M B Anthracopoulos
BACKGROUND: Epidemiological evidence suggests the existence of a direct link between allergic rhinitis (AR) and asthma. Several studies also support the presence of small-airway dysfunction (SAD) in non-asthmatic children with AR. However, it remains unknown whether SAD can predict the progression of AR to asthma. Our objective was to explore the existence of SAD in non-asthmatic children with AR and to assessed its ability to predict the development of asthma. METHODS: Seventy-three 6-year-old children with intermittent moderate-severe AR but without asthma symptoms/medication within the last two years, underwent spirometry and measurement of respiratory resistance (Rrs) and reactance (Xrs) before and after bronchodilation (BD) (300mcg salbutamol)...
January 12, 2018: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338159/ovariectomy-modifies-th2-and-th17-balance-in-balb-c-allergic-mice
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Marcos Paulo Almeida Souza, Fernanda Macedo da Silva Lima, Igor Pereira Muniz, Ítalo Sousa Pereira, Larissa Rodrigues de Oliveira Sousa, Maria Poliana Leite Galantini, Denisar Palmito Dos Santos, Tiana Baqueiro Figueiredo, Robson Amaro Augusto da Silva
Asthma is a chronic inflammation of the airways affecting over 300 million people worldwide. As in the autoimmune diseases, it is well described that women are the most affected by asthma. The higher number of women presenting this pathology suggests the involvement of female sex hormones in the construction of the allergic immune response. Female Balb / c mice were used for the experiments. Thirty-eight animals were separated into four groups: OVX-Ova; Sham-Ova; OVX-Sal; Sham-Sal. Then animals underwent acute allergic induction protocol by Ovalbulmin (OVA)...
December 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337345/sputum-cytology-during-late-phase-responses-to-inhalation-challenge-with-different-allergens
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Joana A Revez, Kieran J Killian, Paul M O'Byrne, Louis-Philippe Boulet, John W Upham, Gail M Gauvreau, Manuel A R Ferreira
BACKGROUND: In mouse models of allergic asthma, exposure to different allergens can trigger distinct inflammatory subtypes in the airways. We investigated if this observation extends to humans. METHODS: We compared the frequency of sputum inflammatory subtypes between mild allergic asthma subjects (n=129) exposed to different allergens in inhalation challenge tests. These tests were performed using a standardized protocol as part of clinical trials of experimental treatments for asthma, prior to drug randomization...
January 16, 2018: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336282/role-of-group-2-innate-lymphocytes-in-aspirin-exacerbated-respiratory-disease-pathogenesis
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Andrew A White, Taylor A Doherty
Aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD) is characterized by chronic eosinophilic nasal polyps, asthma, and airway reactions upon cyclooxygenase (COX) 1 inhibition. AERD is present in up to 7% of adult patients with asthma and the underlying pathogenesis remains largely elusive but prostaglandin D2, cysteinyl leukotrienes, mast cells, and type 2 cytokines are thought to contribute. A wealth of studies have recently implicated group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2), a novel lineage-negative lymphocyte population that produces type 2 cytokines, in human allergic disease pathogenesis...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336067/treatment-of-allergic-rhinitis-using-mobile-technology-with-real-world-data-the-mask-observational-pilot-study
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REVIEW
J Bousquet, S Arnavielhe, A Bedbrook, G Alexis-Alexandre, M van Eerd, R Murray, G W Canonica, M Illario, E Menditto, G Passalacqua, C Stellato, M Triggiani, P Carreiro-Martins, J Fonseca, M Morais Almeida, L Nogueira-Silva, A M Pereira, A Todo Bom, I Bosse, D Caimmi, P Demoly, P Devillier, J F Fontaine, J Just, G L Onorato, M L Kowalski, P Kuna, B Samolinski, J M Anto, J Mullol, A Valero, P V Tomazic, K C Bergmann, T Keil, L Klimek, R Mösgues, S Shamai, T Zuberbier, E Murphy, Peter McDowall, D Price, D Ryan, A Sheikh, N H Chavannes, W J Fokkens, V Kvedariene, A Valiulis, C Bachert, P W Hellings, I Kull, E Melén, M Wickman, C Bindslev-Jensen, E Eller, T Haahtela, E Valovirta, N G Papadopoulos, I Annesi-Maesano, M Bewick, S Bosnic-Anticevich, A A Cruz, G De Vries, B Gemicioglu, D Larenas-Linnemann, D Laune, E Mathieu-Dupas, R E O'Hehir, F Portejoie, V Siroux, O Spranger, O VandenPlas, A Yorgancioglu
BACKGROUND: Large observational implementation studies are needed to triangulate the findings from randomized control trials (RCTs) as they reflect "real world" everyday practice. In a pilot study, we attempted to provide additional and complementary insights on the real life treatment of allergic rhinitis using mobile technology. METHODS: A mobile phone app (Allergy Diary, freely available Google Play and Apple App stores) collects the data of daily visual analogue scales (VAS) for (i) overall allergic symptoms, (ii) nasal, ocular and asthma symptoms, (iii) work, as well as (iv) medication use using a treatment scroll list including all medications (prescribed and over the counter (OTC)) for rhinitis customized for 15 countries...
January 15, 2018: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334241/transcriptional-regulation-on-the-gene-expression-signature-in-combined-allergic-rhinitis-and-asthma-syndrome
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Zhengdao Mao, Yujia Shi, Qi Cao, Yi Chen, Yun Sun, Zhiguang Liu, Qian Zhang, Mao Huang
AIM: This study was intended to evaluate transcriptional regulation of gene expression signatures in combined allergic rhinitis and asthma syndrome (CARAS). MATERIALS & METHODS: The blood samples of three patients with CARAS, three patients with allergic rhinitis and three normal controls were obtained. The cuffdiff, miRDeep2 and DEGseq were used to quantify the expression of genes and miRNAs, respectively. And p-value < 0.01 and false discovery rate < 0...
January 15, 2018: Epigenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333270/lessons-from-ten-years-of-genome-wide-association-studies-of-asthma
#18
REVIEW
Cristina T Vicente, Joana A Revez, Manuel A R Ferreira
Twenty-five genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of asthma were published between 2007 and 2016, the largest with a sample size of 157242 individuals. Across these studies, 39 genetic variants in low linkage disequilibrium (LD) with each other were reported to associate with disease risk at a significance threshold of P<5 × 10-8, including 31 in populations of European ancestry. Results from analyses of the UK Biobank data (n=380 503) indicate that at least 28 of the 31 associations reported in Europeans represent true-positive findings, collectively explaining 2...
December 2017: Clinical & Translational Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331473/a-randomized-trial-of-itraconazole-versus-prednisolone-in-acute-stage-abpa-complicating-asthma
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Ritesh Agarwal, Sahajal Dhooria, Inderpaul Singh Sehgal, Ashutosh N Aggarwal, Mandeep Garg, Biman Saikia, Digambar Behera, Arunaloke Chakrabarti
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Whether itraconazole monotherapy is effective in the acute-stage of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) remains unknown. Herein, we compare the efficacy and safety of itraconazole and prednisolone monotherapy in ABPA. METHODS: We randomized treatment-naïve subjects with ABPA complicating asthma (January 2012 to December 2013) to receive either oral itraconazole or prednisolone for four months. The study was not blinded. The primary outcomes were proportion of subjects showing composite response after six weeks, percentage decline in IgE after treatment, and numbers of subjects experiencing exacerbation...
January 10, 2018: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331049/prenatal-maternal-psychosocial-stress-and-offspring-s-asthma-and-allergic-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Catherine Flanigan, Aziz Sheikh, Audrey DunnGalvin, Bronwyn K Brew, Catarina Almqvist, Bright I Nwaru
BACKGROUND: Prenatal maternal stress may influence offspring's atopic risk through sustained cortisol secretion resulting from activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-axis (HPA), leading to Th2-biased cell differentiation in the fetus. We undertook a systematic review and meta-analysis investigating the relationship between prenatal maternal psychosocial stress and risk of asthma and allergy in the offspring. METHODS: We searched 11 electronic databases from 1960 to 2016, search the grey literature, and contacted experts in the field...
January 13, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
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