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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647490/sex-biased-eicosanoid-biology-impact-for-sex-differences-in-inflammation-and-consequences-for-pharmacotherapy
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REVIEW
Simona Pace, Lidia Sautebin, Oliver Werz
The incidence, severity and progression of autoimmune diseases (e.g. scleroderma, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis) and certain inflammatory diseases (e.g. asthma) are sex-biased where these pathologies dominate in women. However, other immune disorders such as sepsis, post-surgery infections and gout display higher incidence and severity in men. The molecular and cellular basis underlying this sex dimorphism remains incompletely elucidated but may provide important insights for sex-specific pharmacotherapy...
June 21, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647179/euphorbia-neriifolia-l-review-on-botany-ethnomedicinal-uses-phytochemistry-and-biological-activities
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REVIEW
Prashant Y Mali, Shital S Panchal
The present review is intended to provide information on botany, ethnomedicinal uses, phytochemistry and biological activities of various parts of Euphorbia neriifolia (E. neriifolia). E. neriifolia has several ethnomedicinal uses. The latex of E. neriifolia is used as laxative, purgative, rubefacient, carminative and expectorant as well as in treatment of whooping cough, gonorrhoea, leprosy, asthma, dyspepsia, jaundice, enlargement of the spleen, tumours, stone in the bladder, abdominal troubles and leucoderma...
May 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642115/anti-tnf%C3%AE-therapy-in-inflammatory-lung-diseases-bn
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REVIEW
Rama Malaviya, Jeffrey D Laskin, Debra L Laskin
Increased levels of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) α have been linked to a number of pulmonary inflammatory diseases including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), acute lung injury (ALI)/acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), sarcoidosis, and interstitial pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). TNFα plays multiple roles in disease pathology by inducing an accumulation of inflammatory cells, stimulating the generation of inflammatory mediators, and causing oxidative and nitrosative stress, airway hyperresponsiveness and tissue remodeling...
June 19, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626064/monitoring-c3ar-expression-using-a-floxed-tdtomato-c3ar-reporter-knock-in-mouse
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Katharina M Quell, Christian M Karsten, Anna Kordowski, Larissa Nogueira Almeida, Daria Briukhovetska, Anna V Wiese, Jing Sun, Fanny Ender, Konstantina Antoniou, Torsten Schröder, Inken Schmudde, Johann L Berger, Peter König, Tillman Vollbrandt, Yves Laumonnier, Jörg Köhl
C3a exerts multiple biologic functions through activation of its cognate C3a receptor. C3(-/-) and C3aR(-/-) mice have been instrumental in defining important roles of the C3a/C3aR axis in the regulation of acute and chronic inflammatory diseases, including ischemia/reperfusion injury, allergic asthma, autoimmune nephritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Surprisingly little is known about C3aR expression and function in immune and stromal cells. To close this gap, we generated a floxed tandem-dye Tomato (tdTomato)-C3aR reporter knock-in mouse, which we used to monitor C3aR expression in cells residing in the lung, airways, lamina propria (LP) of the small intestine, brain, visceral adipose tissue, bone marrow (BM), spleen, and the circulation...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623383/ethnopharmacological-uses-phytochemistry-biological-activities-and-biotechnological-applications-of-eclipta-prostrata
#5
REVIEW
Ill-Min Chung, Govindasamy Rajakumar, Ji-Hee Lee, Seung-Hyun Kim, Muthu Thiruvengadam
Eclipta prostrata belongs to a family of medicinal plants (Asteraceae) and plays a role in the treatment of several diseases, including infectious hepatitis, snake venom poisoning, gastritis, and respiratory diseases such as a cough and asthma. A number of compounds, including thiophene derivatives, steroids, triterpenes, flavonoids, polyacetylenes, polypeptides, and coumestans, have been isolated from E. prostrata. The plant functional compounds can act as reducing agent in the field of nanoparticle synthesis...
July 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622052/biologic-treatment-eligibility-for-real-world-patients-with-severe-asthma-the-ideal-study
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Frank C Albers, Hana Müllerová, Necdet B Gunsoy, Ji-Yeon Shin, Linda M Nelsen, Eric S Bradford, Sarah M Cockle, Robert Y Suruki
OBJECTIVES: Severe asthma comprises several distinct phenotypes. Consequently, patients with severe asthma can be eligible for more than one biologic treatment targeting Th2 inflammation, such as anti-interleukin (IL)-5 and anti-immunoglobulin (Ig) E. The objective of this study was to describe treatment eligibility and overlap in treatment eligibility for mepolizumab (anti-IL-5), omalizumab (anti-IgE) and reslizumab (anti-IL-5) in patients with severe asthma, who were recruited from clinical practice...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620605/regulation-of-eosinophil-recruitment-and-activation-by-galectins-in-allergic-asthma
#7
REVIEW
Savita P Rao, Xiao Na Ge, P Sriramarao
Eosinophils are differentiated granulocytes that are recruited from the bone marrow to sites of inflammation via the vascular system. Allergic asthma is characterized by the presence of large numbers of eosinophils in the lungs and airways. Due to their capacity to rapidly release inflammatory mediators such as cytokines, chemokines, growth factors, and cytotoxic granule proteins upon stimulation, eosinophils play a critical role in pro-inflammatory processes in allergen-exposed lungs. Identifying key players and understanding the molecular mechanisms directing eosinophil trafficking and recruitment to inflamed airways is a key to developing therapeutic strategies to limit their influx...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612233/targeting-the-pgd2-crth2-dp1-signaling-pathway-in-asthma-and-allergic-disease-current-status-and-future-perspectives
#8
Maciej Kupczyk, Piotr Kuna
Prostaglandin D2 (PGD2) released by degranulating mast cells is believed to play a key role in orchestrating mechanisms of inflammation in allergies and asthma. The biological effects of PGD2 are mediated by D-prostanoid (DP1), CRTH2 (DP2), and thromboxane prostanoid (TP) receptors. The CRTH2 receptor is involved in induction of migration and activation of T helper type 2 (Th2) lymphocytes, eosinophils, and basophils; up-regulation of adhesion molecules; and promotion of pro-inflammatory Th2-type cytokines (interleukin [IL]-4, 5, 13), whereas the DP receptor is associated with relaxation of smooth muscles, vasodilation, inhibition of cell migration, and apoptosis of eosinophils...
June 13, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599074/beyond-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-common-suppression-of-differentiation-programs-underlies-epithelial-barrier-dysfunction-in-mild-moderate-and-severe-asthma
#9
Lucas F Loffredo, Hiam Abdala-Valencia, Kishore R Anekalla, Lyda Cuervo-Pardo, Cara J Gottardi, Sergejs Berdnikovs
BACKGROUND: Epithelial barrier dysfunction is a central feature in the pathogenesis of allergic disease. Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) has been proposed as one mechanism afflicting barrier in asthma. However, genes and pathways involved in aberrant epithelial-mesenchymal signaling, and their relationship to asthma severity, are poorly understood. METHODS: We used unbiased gene network analysis to evaluate functional convergence in epithelial gene expression signatures across multiple public access transcriptomics datasets of human asthma, followed by text mining to evaluate functional marker relevance of discovered genes...
June 9, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596972/targets-of-neutrophil-influx-and-weaponry-therapeutic-opportunities-for-chronic-obstructive-airway-disease
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REVIEW
Carina Kärrman Mårdh, James Root, Mohib Uddin, Kristina Stenvall, Anna Malmgren, Kostas Karabelas, Matthew Thomas
Neutrophils are important effector cells of antimicrobial immunity in an acute inflammatory response, with a primary role in the clearance of extracellular pathogens. However, in respiratory diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), there is excessive infiltration and activation of neutrophils, subsequent production of reactive oxygen species, and release of serine proteases, matrix metalloproteinases, and myeloperoxidase-resulting in collateral damage as the cells infiltrate into the tissue...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596717/integration-of-metabolomic-and-transcriptomic-networks-in-pregnant-women-reveals-biological-pathways-and-predictive-signatures-associated-with-preeclampsia
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Rachel S Kelly, Damien C Croteau-Chonka, Amber Dahlin, Hooman Mirzakhani, Ann C Wu, Emily S Wan, Michael J McGeachie, Weiliang Qiu, Joanne E Sordillo, Amal Al-Garawi, Kathryn J Gray, Thomas F McElrath, Vincent J Carey, Clary B Clish, Augusto A Litonjua, Scott T Weiss, Jessica A Lasky-Su
INTRODUCTION: Preeclampsia is a leading cause of maternal and fetal mortality worldwide, yet its exact pathogenesis remains elusive. OBJECTIVES: This study, nested within the Vitamin D Antenatal Asthma Reduction Trial (VDAART), aimed to develop integrated omics models of preeclampsia that have utility in both prediction and in the elucidation of underlying biological mechanisms. METHODS: Metabolomic profiling was performed on first trimester plasma samples of 47 pregnant women from VDAART who subsequently developed preeclampsia and 62 controls with healthy pregnancies, using liquid-chromatography tandem mass-spectrometry...
January 2017: Metabolomics: Official Journal of the Metabolomic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589859/integrative-information-theoretic-network-analysis-for-genome-wide-association-study-of-aspirin-exacerbated-respiratory-disease-in-korean-population
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Sehee Wang, Hyun-Hwan Jeong, Dokyoon Kim, Kyubum Wee, Hae-Sim Park, Seung-Hyun Kim, Kyung-Ah Sohn
BACKGROUND: Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease (AERD) is a chronic medical condition that encompasses asthma, nasal polyposis, and hypersensitivity to aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Several previous studies have shown that part of the genetic effects of the disease may be induced by the interaction of multiple genetic variants. However, heavy computational cost as well as the complexity of the underlying biological mechanism has prevented a thorough investigation of epistatic interactions and thus most previous studies have typically considered only a small number of genetic variants at a time...
May 24, 2017: BMC Medical Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586276/dendritic-cell-trafficking-and-function-in-rare-lung-diseases
#13
Huan Liu, Claudia Jakubzick, Andrew R Osterburg, Rebecca L Nelson, Nishant Gupta, Francis X McCormack, Michael T Borchers
Dendritic cells (DCs) are highly specialized immune cells that capture antigens and then migrate to lymphoid tissue and present antigen to T cells. This critical function of DCs is well defined and recent studies further demonstrate that DCs are also key regulators of several innate immune responses. Studies focused on the roles of DCs in the pathogenesis of common lung diseases such as asthma, infection and cancer have traditionally driven our mechanistic understanding of pulmonary DC biology. The emerging development of novel DC reagents, techniques and genetically modified animal models has provided abundant data revealing distinct populations of DCs in the lung and allow us to examine mechanisms of DC development, migration and function in pulmonary disease with unprecedented detail...
June 6, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583618/new-anti-eosinophil-drugs-for-asthma-and-copd-targeting-the-trait
#14
REVIEW
Elisabeth H Bel, Anneke Ten Brinke
Asthma and chronic obstructive airways disease (COPD) are prevalent chronic inflammatory airway diseases that are responsible for a large global disease burden. Both diseases are complex and heterogeneous, and are increasingly recognized as overlapping syndromes that may share similar pathophysiologic mechanisms and treatable traits. Eosinophilic airway inflammation is considered the most influential treatable trait of chronic airway disease, and over the last decade several monoclonal antibodies and small molecule therapies have been developed to target this trait...
June 2, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574721/a-multi-omics-approach-to-identify-genes-associated-with-childhood-asthma-risk-and-morbidity
#15
Erick Forno, Ting Wang, Qi Yan, John Brehm, Edna Acosta-Perez, Angel Colon-Semidey, Maria Alvarez, Nadia Boutaoui, Michelle M Cloutier, John F Alcorn, Glorisa Canino, Wei Chen, Juan C Celedón
RATIONALE: Childhood asthma is a complex disease. In this study, we aim to identify genes associated with childhood asthma through a multi-omics "vertical" approach that integrates multiple analytical steps using linear and logistic regression models. METHODS: In a case-control study of childhood asthma in Puerto Ricans (n=1127), we use adjusted linear or logistic regression models to evaluate associations between several analytical steps of omics data, including genome-wide (GW) genotype data, GW methylation, GW expression profiling, cytokine levels, asthma-intermediate phenotypes, and asthma status...
June 2, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569072/the-role-of-oral-methotrexate-as-a-steroid-sparing-agent-in-refractory-eosinophilic-asthma
#16
David Bilocca, B Hargadon, I D Pavord, R H Green, C E Brightling, P Bradding, A J Wardlaw, N Martin, A C Murphy, S Siddiqui
The use of oral methotrexate for refractory eosinophilic asthma in a tertiary asthma referral centre, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, was evaluated between January 2006 and December 2014. The patients ( n = 61) were carefully phenotyped at baseline with markers of airway inflammation. In addition, a structured oral methotrexate proforma was utilized to evaluate response to therapy and adverse events. Oral steroid withdrawal was attempted 3 months after commencing treatment. Several outcomes were evaluated at 12 months, including both efficacy and adverse effects; 15% ( n = 9/61) responded by achieving a decrease in daily oral corticosteroid dose (mean 8...
January 1, 2017: Chronic Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565772/association-of-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-infection-with-increased-risk-of-asthma-in-children
#17
Sha-Sha Yin, Feng-Lian Ma, Xing Gao
The present study was conducted to investigate the relationship between Mycoplasma pneumoniae (MP) infection and the risk of asthma among children by detecting the rate of MP immunoglobulin M (MP-IgM) and the eosinophil (EOS) count. A total of 139 asthmatic children were enrolled as the case group and assigned into three groups: Group A (aged <3 years, n=42), group B (aged 3-8 years, n=45) and group C (aged >8 years, n=52). Additionally, 115 healthy children were enrolled in the control group. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay was used to measure the MP-IgM-positive rate...
May 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552993/rhinovirus-infection-results-in-stronger-and-more-persistent-genomic-dysregulation-evidence-for-altered-innate-immune-response-in-asthmatics-at-baseline-early-in-infection-and-during-convalescence
#18
Peter W Heymann, Huyen-Tran Nguyen, John W Steinke, Ronald B Turner, Judith A Woodfolk, Thomas A E Platts-Mills, Lisa Martin, Hua He, Jocelyn Biagini Myers, Mark Lindsey, Umasundari Sivaprasad, Mario Medvedovic, Naim Mahi, Holliday Carper, Deborah D Murphy, James Patrie, Gurjit K Khurana Hershey
BACKGROUND: Rhinovirus (HRV) is associated with the large majority of virus-induced asthma exacerbations in children and young adults, but the mechanisms remain poorly defined. METHODS: Asthmatics and non-asthmatic controls were inoculated with HRV-A16, and nasal epithelial samples were obtained 7 days before, 36 hours after, and 7 days after viral inoculation. RNA was extracted and subjected to RNA-seq analysis. RESULTS: At baseline, 57 genes were differentially expressed between asthmatics and controls, and the asthmatics had decreased expression of viral replication inhibitors and increased expression of genes involved in inflammation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545137/re-examining-the-association-between-residential-exposure-to-magnetic-fields-from-power-lines-and-childhood-asthma-in-the-danish-national-birth-cohort
#19
Madhuri Sudan, Onyebuchi A Arah, Thomas Becker, Yael Levy, Torben Sigsgaard, Jørn Olsen, Ximena Vergara, Leeka Kheifets
BACKGROUND: A study reported an increased risk of asthma in children whose mothers were exposed to magnetic field (MF) levels above 0.2 μT during pregnancy. We re-examined this association using data from mothers and children in the Danish National Birth Cohort (DNBC). METHODS: This study included 92,676 singleton-born children and their mothers from the DNBC. MF exposure from power lines was estimated for all residences where the mothers lived during pregnancy and for all children from birth until the end of follow up...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541072/associations-between-spontaneous-parental-perspective-taking-and-stimulated-cytokine-responses-in-children-with-asthma
#20
Erika M Manczak, Cynthia S Levine, Katherine B Ehrlich, Devika Basu, Dan P McAdams, Edith Chen
OBJECTIVES: Cognitive empathy in parents-reflecting the extent to which one considers the perspectives and emotions of others-is hypothesized to contribute to family social environments in ways that affect youths' physical health. Using a novel assessment technique for cognitive empathy, the current study examined associations between spontaneous parental perspective-taking and key inflammatory processes implicated in pediatric asthma. METHOD: One hundred thirty children (ages 9-17) with physician-diagnosed asthma, along with 1 parent, participated in the current study...
May 25, 2017: Health Psychology: Official Journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
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