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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424686/mucosal-and-systemic-immune-responses-to-influenza-h7n9-antigen-ha1-2-co-delivered-intranasally-with-flagellin-or-polyethyleneimine-in-mice-and-chickens
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Li Song, Dan Xiong, Hongqin Song, Lili Wu, Meihua Zhang, Xilong Kang, Zhiming Pan, Xinan Jiao
Consecutive cases of human infection with H7N9 influenza viruses since 2013 in China have prompted efforts to develop an effective treatment. Subunit vaccines introduced by intranasal administration can block an infection at its primary site; flagellin (fliC) and polyethyleneimine (PEI) have been shown to be potent adjuvants. We previously generated the hemagglutinin (HA)1-2-fliC fusion protein consisting of the globular head domain (HA1-2; amino acids 62-284) of HA fused with Salmonella typhimurium fliC. In the present study, we investigated its effectiveness of both flagellin and PEI as mucosal adjuvants for the H7N9 influenza subunit vaccine...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423590/neutralization-of-interleukin-17-suppresses-allergic-rhinitis-symptoms-by-downregulating-th2-and-th17-responses-and-upregulating-the-treg-response
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Zhao Wei Gu, Yun Xiu Wang, Zhi Wei Cao
Allergic rhinitis (AR) has long been considered to predominantly involve the actions of Th2 cells, with relatively small contributions from Th1 cells. In recent years, the discovery of Th17 and regulatory T (Treg) cells has rendered the Th1/Th2 balance paradigm more complex and expanded our understanding of the pathogenesis of AR. IL-17, a key cytokine produced by Th17 cells, is known to induce allergen-specific Th2 cell activation, eosinophil and neutrophil accumulation, and serum IgE production in asthma; all of these features may play important roles in AR...
April 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421248/indications-for-cellular-migration-from-the-central-nervous-system-to-its-draining-lymph-nodes-in-cd11c-gfp-bone-marrow-chimeras-following-eae
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Fridtjof Schiefenhövel, Kerstin Immig, Carolin Prodinger, Ingo Bechmann
The concept as to how the brain maintains its immune privilege has initially been based on observations that it is lacking classical lymph vessels and later, the absence of dendritic cells (DC). This view has been challenged by several groups demonstrating drainage/migration of injected tracers and cells into cervical lymph nodes (CLNs) and the presence of brain antigens in CLNs in the course of various brain pathologies. Using CD11c-diphtheria toxin receptor (DTR)-green fluorescent protein (GFP) transgenic (tg) mice, we have shown the existence of CD11c(+) cells, a main DC marker, within the brain parenchyma...
April 18, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418904/a-consensus-hemagglutinin-based-vaccine-delivered-by-an-attenuated-salmonella-mutant-protects-chickens-against-heterologous-h7n1-influenza-virus
#4
Kim Je Hyoung, Irshad Ahmed Hajam, John Hwa Lee
H7N3 and H7N7 are highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) viruses and have posed a great threat not only for the poultry industry but for the human health as well. H7N9, a low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) virus, is also highly pathogenic to humans, and there is a great concern that these H7 subtypes would acquire the ability to spread efficiently between humans, thereby becoming a pandemic threat. A vaccine candidate covering all the three subtypes must, therefore, be an integral part of any pandemic preparedness plan...
March 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418339/fetal-nasal-bone-length-as-a-novel-marker-for-prediction-of-adverse-perinatal-outcomes-in-the-first-trimester-of-pregnancy
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Mehmet Tunç Canda, Namık Demir, Orçun Sezer
BACKGROUND: Adverse outcomes of pregnancy are a challenging health-care problem. Prediction of adverse pregnancy outcomes is important to prevent the morbidities of the foetus and the mother. AIMS: To study the clinical interest of fetal nasal bone length in predicting adverse pregnancy outcomes in the first trimester of pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN: A population-based retrospective cohort study. METHODS: Data from 868 women with first-trimester fetal nasal bone length and birth records available were enrolled...
April 5, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415883/electrosteric-stealth-rivastigmine-loaded-liposomes-for-brain-targeting-preparation-characterization-ex-vivo-bio-distribution-and-in-vivo-pharmacokinetic-studies
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Sara Nageeb El-Helaly, Ahmed Abd Elbary, Mohamed A Kassem, Mohamed A El-Nabarawi
Being one of the highly effective drugs in treatment of Alzheimer's disease, Rivastigmine brain targeting is highly demandable, therefore liposomal dispersion of Rivastigmine was prepared containing 2 mol% PEG-DSPE added to Lecithin, Didecyldimethyl ammonium bromide (DDAB), Tween 80 in 1:0.02:0.25 molar ratio. A major challenge during the preparation of liposomes is maintaining a stable formulation, therefore the aim of our study was to increase liposomal stability by addition of DDAB to give an electrostatic stability and PEG-DSPE to increase stability by steric hindrance, yielding what we called an electrosteric stealth (ESS) liposomes...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412624/effects-of-1-25-dihydroxyvitamin-d3-in-an-ovalbumin-induced-allergic-rhinitis-model
#7
Baiwen Chen, Shenhong Qu, Min Li, Linsong Ye, Shaojie Zhang, Taijie Qin, Hua Fan
IL-17-producing Th17 cells play an important role in allergic airway diseases, but their local expression and regulation in allergic rhinitis (AR) is not well understood. This study investigated the effects of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25-(OH)2D3) on T-bet expression, Th1 cells, Th2 cells, Th17 cells and IL-33-positive epithelial cells in AR. C57BL/6 mice were intranasally sensitized and challenged with ovalbumin (OVA), and 1,25-(OH)2D3 was intraperitoneally injected into AR mice. Cytokine levels were measured with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays, phenotypic analysis of Th1, Th2 and Th17 cells in the spleen was completed with flow cytometry, and the CD4(+)IL-17(+) cells in the Nasopharynx-associated lymphoid tissue (NALT) and IL-33-positive cells in nasal mucosa was evaluated with immunofluorescence microscopy...
April 13, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403374/rrop2-from-toxoplasma-gondii-as-a-potential-vaccine-against-oocyst-shedding-in-domestic-cats
#8
Dauton Luiz Zulpo, Michelle Igarashi, Ana Sue Sammi, Joeleni Rosa Dos Santos, João Pedro Sasse, Ivo Alexandre Leme da Cunha, Alessandra Taroda, Luiz Daniel de Barros, Jonatas Campos de Almeida, Mark Christopher Jenkins, Italmar Teodorico Navarro, João Luis Garcia
The aim of the present study was to evaluate oocyst shedding in cats immunized by nasal route with T. gondii proteins ROP2. Twelve short hair cats (Felis catus) were divided in three groups G1, G2 and G3 (n=4). Animals from G1 received 100 μg of rROP2 proteins plus 20 μg of Quil-A, G2 received 100 μg of BSA plus 20 μg of Quil-A, and the G3 only saline solution (control group). All treatments were done by intranasal route at days 0, 21, 42, and 63. The challenge was performed in all groups on day 70 with ≅ 800 tissue cysts of ME-49 strain by oral route...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária, Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392402/does-seasonal-allergic-rhinitis-increase-sensitivity-to-ammonia-exposure
#9
Marlene Pacharra, Stefan Kleinbeck, Michael Schäper, Meinolf Blaszkewicz, Klaus Golka, Christoph van Thriel
Allergic inflammation in the upper airways represents a wide-spread health issue: Little is known about whether it increases sensitivity to airborne chemicals thereby challenging established exposure limits that neglect such differences in susceptibility. To investigate the role of pre-existing allergic inflammation, 19 subjects with seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR) and 18 control subjects with low risk of sensitization were exposed for 4h to ammonia in two concentrations (cross-over design): 2.5ppm (odor threshold) and 0-40ppm (occupational exposure limit: 20ppm TWA)...
April 2, 2017: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392038/the-emerging-role-of-3-dimensional-printing-in%C3%A2-rhinology
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REVIEW
Janalee K Stokken, John F Pallanch
Nasal septal perforations, particularly those that are large and irregular in shape, often present as challenging surgical dilemmas. New technology has allowed us to develop techniques using computed tomography imaging and 3-dimensional (3D) printers to design custom polymeric silicone septal buttons. These buttons offer patients an option that avoids a surgical intervention when standard buttons do not fit well or are not tolerated. Preliminary data suggest that buttons designed by 3D printer technology provide more comfort than standard commercially available or hand-carved buttons with equivalent reduction of symptoms...
April 6, 2017: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391532/outcome-of-a-graduated-minimally-invasive-facial-reanimation-in-patients-with-facial-paralysis
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Laura C Holtmann, Anja Eckstein, Kerstin Stähr, Minzhi Xing, Stephan Lang, Stefan Mattheis
Peripheral paralysis of the facial nerve is the most frequent of all cranial nerve disorders. Despite advances in facial surgery, the functional and aesthetic reconstruction of a paralyzed face remains a challenge. Graduated minimally invasive facial reanimation is based on a modular principle. According to the patients' needs, precondition, and expectations, the following modules can be performed: temporalis muscle transposition and facelift, nasal valve suspension, endoscopic brow lift, and eyelid reconstruction...
April 8, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388798/revision-of-the-nasal-dorsum
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Sami P Moubayed, Sam P Most
Revision of the dorsum in secondary rhinoplasty is challenging, regardless of the cause. Dorsal deformities should be evaluated for both aesthetic and functional. The authors briefly outline the presentation, etiology, pathogenesis, and treatment choices backed by evidence-based data, when applicable, for the following dorsal revision indications in secondary rhinoplasty: inverted-V and midvault narrowing, overresected dorsum, irregular dorsum, saddle nose, and pollybeak.
April 2017: Facial Plastic Surgery: FPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384302/nicotinic-alpha-7-receptor-expression-and-modulation-of-the-lung-epithelial-response-to-lipopolysaccharide
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Lorise C Gahring, Elizabeth J Myers, Diane M Dunn, Robert B Weiss, Scott W Rogers
Nicotine modulates multiple inflammatory responses in the lung through the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor subtype alpha7 (α7). Previously we reported that α7 modulates both the hematopoietic and epithelium responses in the lung to the bacterial inflammogen, lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Here we apply immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry and RNA-Seq analysis of isolated distal lung epithelium to further define α7-expression and function in this tissue. Mouse lines were used that co-express a bicistronic tau-green fluorescent protein (tGFP) as a reporter of α7 (α7G) expression and that harbor an α7 with a specific point mutation (α7E260A:G) that selectively uncouples it from cell calcium-signaling mechanisms...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380259/the-impact-of-the-omission-or-inadequate-dosing-of-radiotherapy-in-extranodal-natural-killer-t-cell-lymphoma-nasal-type-in-the-united-states
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John A Vargo, Arisha Patel, Scott M Glaser, Goundappa K Balasubramani, Rafic J Farah, Stanley M Marks, Sushil Beriwal
BACKGROUND: Extranodal natural killer T-cell lymphoma, nasal-type (NKTCL), is a rare malignancy in Western populations and is thus challenging for standardization of care and a prospective study. This study was aimed at defining patterns of care for NKTCL in the context of radiotherapy (RT) use and dose selection in the United States. METHODS: Six hundred forty-two stage I-II NKTCL patients from 1998 to 2012 were identified from the National Cancer Data Base. Binary logistic regression analyses were performed to identify sociodemographic, treatment, and tumor characteristics predictive of the treatment selection and RT dose...
April 5, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374869/non-surgical-management-of-chronic-rhinosinusitis-with-nasal-polyps-based-on-clinical-cytological-grading-a-precision-medicine-based-approach
#15
M Gelardi, L Iannuzzi, M De Giosa, S Taliente, N De Candia, N Quaranta, E De Corso, V Seccia, G Ciprandi
Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) is a common inflammatory disorder that strongly impacts patients' quality of life. CRSwNP is still a challenge for ENT specialists due to its unknown pathogenesis, difficult control and frequent relapse. We tested the hypothesis that a new standardised therapeutic approach based on individual clinical-cytological grading (CCG), may improve control of the disease and prevent the needing for surgery. We analysed 204 patients suffering from bilateral CRSwNP, 145 patients of whom regularly assumed therapy, respecting the planned check-up, and were considered cases; 59 patients were not assuming therapy as indicated and were considered as controls...
February 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368526/licensed-meningococcal-serogroup-b-vaccine-induced-immunity-against-invasive-disease-does-not-reflect-protection-against-nasal-colonization-in-a-humanized-mouse-model
#16
Carolyn M Buckwalter, Elissa G Currie, Raymond S W Tsang, Scott D Gray-Owen
Background: The 4CMenB vaccine is an outer membrane vesicle and recombinant protein-based vaccine recently licensed to protect against serogroup B meningococcal disease. It remains unknown whether this vaccine will prevent carriage or transmission, key aspects in long-term vaccine success and disease eradication. Methods: Employing a 'humanized' transgenic mouse model of nasal colonization, a systematic approach was taken to estimate the potential for carriage prevention against antigenically-diverse Neisseria meningitidis strains, and to compare this protection to an invasive meningococcal disease challenge model...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367800/vaccination-with-recombinant-adenovirus-expressing-multi-stage-antigens-of-toxoplasma-gondii-by-the-mucosal-route-induces-higher-systemic-cellular-and-local-mucosal-immune-responses-than-with-other-vaccination-routes
#17
Ting Wang, Huiquan Yin, Yan Li, Lingxiao Zhao, Xiahui Sun, Hua Cong
Toxoplasmosis caused by Toxoplasma gondii, an obligate intracellular protozoan, is a cause of congenital disease and abortion in humans and animals. Various vaccination strategies against toxoplasmosis in rodent models have been used in the past few decades; however, effective vaccines remain a challenge. A recombinant adenovirus vaccine expressing ubiquitin-conjugated multi-stage antigen segments (Ad-UMAS) derived from different life-cycle stages of T. gondii was constructed previously. Here, we compared the immune responses and protection effects in vaccination of mice with Ad-UMAS by five vaccination routes including intramuscular (i...
2017: Parasite: Journal de la Société Française de Parasitologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366790/should-we-consider-the-hemi-tip-as-a-proper-aesthetic-subunit-in-a-nasal-reconstruction
#18
W Noel, J B Duron, S Jabbour, K Rem, B Bertrand, J Quilichini, M Revol, S Mazouz Dorval
BACKGROUND: Defects involving several aesthetic subunits (ASUs) or lying at the junction of an ASU are challenging and require a complex reconstruction. This study aimed to describe the hemi-tip as a new ASU. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study including patients who underwent a nasal reconstruction for lower nasal pyramid defects according to our modified ASU principle. Patients who suffered from a subtotal alar defect, which also involved <50% of the tip, were reconstructed after excising the remaining tissue of the hemi-tip subunit...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359610/methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-nasal-carriage-between-healthy-students-of-medical-and-nonmedical-universities
#19
Soleiman Abroo, Nima Hosseini Jazani, Yaeghob Sharifi
BACKGROUND: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a challenge for public health, and community-acquired (CA) infections seem to be increasing among people in different areas. METHODS: A total of 700 healthy student volunteers residing in dormitories of universities in Urmia, Iran, were enrolled in this study. After identification of the isolates, antibiotic susceptibility, presence of mecA and pvl genes, and staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) typing were evaluated...
March 27, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358524/loneliness-predicts-self-reported-cold-symptoms-after-a-viral-challenge
#20
Angie S LeRoy, Kyle W Murdock, Lisa M Jaremka, Asad Loya, Christopher P Fagundes
OBJECTIVE: Loneliness is a well-established risk factor for poor physical health. Much less is known about how loneliness affects patient-reported outcomes (PROs), such as somatic symptoms, which are increasingly important for guiding symptom management and assessing quality of patient care. The current study investigates whether (a) loneliness and social isolation predict cold symptoms independent of each other, and (b) whether loneliness is a more robust risk factor than objective social isolation for experiencing cold symptoms...
May 2017: Health Psychology: Official Journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
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