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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532268/allergen-immunotherapy-in-allergic-rhinitis-current-use-and-future-trends
#1
Ludger Klimek, Oliver Pfaar, Jean Bousquet, Gabriela Senti, Thomas Kündig
Type-1 allergies are among the most chronic common diseases of humans. Allergen immunotherapy (AIT) is the only causative and disease-modifying treatment option besides allergen avoidance. Severe systemic adverse allergic reactions may be induced by every AIT treatment. Different approaches have been used to provide safer AIT preparations to lower or even totally overcome this risk. Areas covered: A structured literature recherche in Medline and Pubmed under inclusion of national and international guidelines and Cochrane meta-analyses has been performed aiming at reviewing clinical use of such approaches in AIT...
May 23, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529575/japanese-kampo-medicine-ninjin-yoeito-synergistically-enhances-tumor-vaccine-effects-mediated-by-cd8-t-cells
#2
Shun Takaku, Masumi Shimizu, Hidemi Takahashi
Although Japanese traditional herbal medicine (Kampo) has been widely applied to the treatment of various diseases, including cancer, their mechanisms of action have not yet been elucidated in detail, particularly regarding their role in tumor immunology. The present study investigated the antitumor effects of the Japanese Kampo medicine, ninjin'yoeito (NYT; Ren-Shen-Yang-Rong-Tang in Chinese), which was orally administered with or without an irradiated tumor cell vaccine to a subcutaneous CT26 colon carcinoma tumor model...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528617/grotesque-face-secondary-to-immunotherapy-cure-circumvallating-to-curse
#3
Keshavamurthy Vinay, Tarun Narang, Sunil Dogra, Uma N Saikia
A 45-year-old woman presented with multiple, slightly painful, reddish, nodular facial lesions that had developed at the site of Mycobacterium w vaccine injections given for her facial warts 4 weeks prior. She had not received a sensitization dose of Mycobacterium w vaccine, and all of the inflamed lesions were injected at the same time. On examination, approximately 20 erythematous, succulent nodules of variable size were noted over the cheeks and forehead (Figure 1). Some of these lesions had purulent discharge due to secondary infection...
2017: Skinmed
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521532/new-antivirals-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-hepatitis-b
#4
Vincent Soriano, Pablo Barreiro, Laura Benitez, Jose M Peña, Carmen de Mendoza
Current treatment with oral nucleos(t)ides entecavir or tenofovir provide sustained suppression of HBV replication and clinical benefit in most chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infected persons. However, HBV rebound generally occurs upon drug discontinuation due to persistence of genomic HBV reservoirs as episomic cccDNA and chromosomic integrated HBV-DNA. There is renewed enthusiasm on HBV drug discovery following recent successes with antivirals for hepatitis C and immunotherapies for some cancers. Areas covered: New drugs that target distinct steps of the HBV life cycle are been developed, including inhibitors of viral entry, new polymerase inhibitors, capsid and assembly inhibitors, virus release blockers, and disruptors of cccDNA formation and transcription...
May 18, 2017: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521317/mechanisms-of-tolerance-induction
#5
Anna Nowak-Węgrzyn, Pantipa Chatchatee
Food allergy results from failure in oral tolerance that usually occurs in infancy or early childhood. Exposure to peanut and hen's egg via the inflamed and disrupted epithelial barrier in children with severe atopic dermatitis is a risk factor for the development of allergy to these foods and supports the hypothesis that epicutaneous exposure in the absence of oral feeding is an important pathway of allergic IgE sensitization in infants. In recent years, the collective evidence has pointed toward the protective effect of an early feeding with peanut and egg in children with eczema, taking advantage of the pathways underlying oral tolerance to counteract epicutaneous exposure...
2017: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516071/levamisole-as-an-adjuvant-to-short-course-therapy-in-newly-diagnosed-pulmonary-tuberculosis-patients
#6
Chetna Ashok Shamkuwar, Sushant Hiraman Meshram, Sunil M Mahakalkar
BACKGROUND: The estimated incidence and prevalence of tuberculosis in India are 2.1 and 2.6 million cases respectively. Immunotherapy may shorten tuberculosis treatments and improve the immunity of individuals as well. Hence we study the efficacy of levamisole (LVM) (immunomodulator) as an adjuvant to chemotherapy of pulmonary tuberculosis patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial was conducted for 21 months in newly diagnosed sputum positive pulmonary tuberculosis patients...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509532/nanodiamonds-mediate-oral-delivery-of-proteins-for-stem-cell-activation-and-intestinal-remodeling-in-drosophila
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Xingjie Hu, Xiaojiao Li, Min Yin, Ping Li, Ping Huang, Lihua Wang, Yiguo Jiang, Hui Wang, Nan Chen, Chunhai Fan, Haiyun Song
Introduction of exogenous biomacromolecules into living systems is of great interest in genome editing, cancer immunotherapy, and stem cell reprogramming. Whereas current strategies generally depend on nucleic acids transfection, direct delivery of functional proteins that provides enhanced specificity, increased safety, and fast and temporal regulation is highly desirable. Nevertheless, intracellular delivery of intact and bioactive proteins, especially in vivo, remains poorly explored. In this study, we developed a nanodiamonds (NDs)-based protein delivery system in cultured cells and in Drosophila that showed high adsorption, high efficiency, and effective cytosolic release of fully functional proteins...
May 23, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506538/epitope-specific-immunotherapy-targeting-cd4-positive-t-cells-in-coeliac-disease-two-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase-1-studies
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Gautam Goel, Tim King, A James Daveson, Jane M Andrews, Janakan Krishnarajah, Richard Krause, Gregor J E Brown, Ronald Fogel, Charles F Barish, Roger Epstein, Timothy P Kinney, Philip B Miner, Jason A Tye-Din, Adam Girardin, Juha Taavela, Alina Popp, John Sidney, Markku Mäki, Kaela E Goldstein, Patrick H Griffin, Suyue Wang, John L Dzuris, Leslie J Williams, Alessandro Sette, Ramnik J Xavier, Ludvig M Sollid, Bana Jabri, Robert P Anderson
BACKGROUND: A gluten-free diet is the only means to manage coeliac disease, a permanent immune intolerance to gluten. We developed a therapeutic vaccine, Nexvax2, designed to treat coeliac disease. Nexvax2 is an adjuvant-free mix of three peptides that include immunodominant epitopes for gluten-specific CD4-positive T cells. The vaccine is intended to engage and render gluten-specific CD4-positive T cells unresponsive to further antigenic stimulation. We assessed the safety and pharmacodynamics of the vaccine in patients with coeliac disease on a gluten-free diet...
May 11, 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497677/successful-of-subcutaneous-and-oral-hyposensitizing-therapy-in-30-patients
#9
A Tammaro, I Romano, F R Parisella, G De Marco, F Persechino, I Trimarchi, S Persechino
Background. Pharmacotherapy and immunotherapy are the main treatment modalities for respiratory allergy. The aim of this paper has been to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of subcutaneous and sublingual immunotherapy in association in allergic patients, and to demonstrate that the patients who have performed a second oral vaccination cycle after 4-5 years from the first subcutaneous treatment, derive benefits that may last for years. This is due to immune system's plasticity. Methods. The study was conducted in 30 allergic patients which had previously executed a full cycle of classical subcutaneous immunotherapy, with a partial remission of symptoms...
May 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494467/expression-and-characterization-of-functional-recombinant-bet-v-1-0101-in-the-chloroplast-of-chlamydomonas-reinhardtii
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Sonja Hirschl, Claudia Ralser, Claudia Asam, Alessandro Gangitano, Sara Huber, Christof Ebner, Barbara Bohle, Martin Wolf, Peter Briza, Fatima Ferreira, Christoph Griesbeck, Michael Wallner
BACKGROUND: Allergen immunotherapy (AIT) still plays a minor role in the treatment of allergic diseases. To improve the acceptance of AIT by allergic patients, the treatment has to become more convenient and efficacious. One possibility is the oral application of allergens or derivatives thereof. Therefore, we sought to produce a recombinant allergen in the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii as a novel production platform. METHODS: The major birch pollen allergen Bet v 1 was selected as candidate molecule, and a codon-optimized gene was synthesized and stably integrated into the microalga C...
May 12, 2017: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490893/sesame-allergy-current-perspectives
#11
REVIEW
Adil Adatia, Ann Elaine Clarke, Yarden Yanishevsky, Moshe Ben-Shoshan
Sesame is an important global allergen affecting ~0.1% of the North American population. It is a major cause of anaphylaxis in the Middle East and is the third most common food allergen in Israel. We conducted a systematic review of original articles published in the last 10 years regarding the diagnosis and management of sesame allergy. Skin prick testing appears to be a useful predictor of sesame allergy in infants, although data are less consistent in older children and adults. The diagnostic capacity of serum-specific immunoglobulin E is poor, especially in studies that used oral food challenges to confirm the diagnosis...
2017: Journal of Asthma and Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486821/oral-warfarin-affects-some-aspects-of-systemic-immunomodulation-with-topical-dinitrochlorobenzene-dncb-in-rats
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Aleksandra Popov Aleksandrov, Sandra Belij-Rammerstorfer, Ivana Mirkov, Vesna Subota, Jelena Kulas, Dragan Kataranovski, Milena Kataranovski
PURPOSE: The efficacy of topical dinitrochlorobenzene (DNCB) in treatment of some skin dermatoses is based both on local and systemic effects. It is not known, however, whether it can be applied to patients receiving some other therapy associated with systemic immunomodulation. The aim of the present paper using a rat model, was to examine whether oral warfarin (WF) intake, as shown by others and by us, had an immunomodulatory potential to interfere with effects of topical DNCB as systemic immunotherapy...
May 9, 2017: Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479335/allergen-specific-igg-antibodies-signaling-via-fc%C3%AE-riib-promote-food-tolerance
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Oliver T Burton, Jaciel M Tamayo, Amanda J Stranks, Kyle J Koleoglou, Hans C Oettgen
BACKGROUND: Food-allergic subjects produce high-titer IgE antibodies that bind to mast cells via FcεRI and trigger immediate hypersensitivity reactions upon antigen encounter. Food-specific IgG antibodies arise in the setting of naturally resolving food allergy and accompany the acquisition of food allergen unresponsiveness in oral immunotherapy (OIT). OBJECTIVE: In this study, we sought to delineate the effects of IgG and its inhibitory Fc receptor, FcγRIIb, on both de novo allergen sensitization in naïve animals and on established immune responses in the setting of pre-existing food allergy...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474505/house-dust-mite-specific-immunotherapy-with-two-licensed-vaccines-outcome-under-clinical-routine-conditions
#14
Vera Mahler, Christian Klein, Angelika Sager, Jürgen Zimmermann
INTRODUCTION: House dust mite (HDM) allergens are major causes for the development of allergic diseases. A disease modifying effect and clinical benefit of allergen immunotherapy (AIT) has been demonstrated in a number of clinical trials. Clinical trials, however, are carried out in selected populations under specific conditions based on inclusion and exclusion criteria and may not represent the entire patient population from medical practice. Objective of this study conducted in patients with HDM allergy was to systematically collect information about the benefit of AIT under clinical routine conditions...
June 2017: Immunity, Inflammation and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466780/tim-3-expressing-macrophages-are-functionally-suppressed-and-expanded-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-due-to-virus-induced-gal-9-expression
#15
Jianfeng Dong, Lijun Cheng, Minchao Zhao, Xiangfeng Pan, Zhiqiang Feng, Dawei Wang
Oropharyngeal head and neck squamous cell carcinoma is a common malignant tumor in the oral cavity. High-risk human papillomavirus 16 infection is a major cause of oropharyngeal head and neck squamous cell carcinoma development. Strong antitumor immune responses, especially CD8(+) T cell responses, are thought to be essential to effective cancer treatment and are associated with better prognosis in oropharyngeal head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. In this study, we examined the role of the Tim-3/Gal-9 pathway in oropharyngeal head and neck squamous cell carcinoma patients...
May 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466667/side-effects-and-their-impact-on-the-success-of-milk-oral-immunotherapy-oit-in-children
#16
Francesca Mori, Antonella Cianferoni, Alice Brambilla, Simona Barni, Lucrezia Sarti, Neri Pucci, Maurizio de Martino, Elio Novembre
Oral immunotherapy (OIT) has been introduced as a new immune-modulating treatment under investigation for food allergies. The aim of our study was to evaluate the success of OIT in a cohort of children with milk allergy. These children underwent OIT in a clinical practice and were followed for up to ten years. The secondary endpoint was to describe the main adverse events during OIT and compare them to those reported in the literature. Eighty-two milk-allergic children started OIT. According to the OIT endpoint reached after one year, all of the children enrolled in the study were divided into four groups: complete desensitization; partial desensitization; step down; and stop groups...
March 1, 2017: International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443252/open-label-phase-ii-clinical-trial-in-75-patients-with-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-receiving-daily-dose-of-tableted-liver-cancer-vaccine-hepcortespenlisimut-l
#17
Marina G Tarakanovskaya, Jigjidsuren Chinburen, Purev Batchuluun, Chogsom Munkhzaya, Genden Purevsuren, Dorjiin Dandii, Tsogkhuu Hulan, Dandii Oyungerel, Galyna A Kutsyna, Alan A Reid, Vika Borisova, Allen I Bain, Vichai Jirathitikal, Aldar S Bourinbaiar
BACKGROUND: An increasing number of studies is now devoted to immunotherapy of cancer. We evaluated the clinical benefit of hepcortespenlisimut-L (Hepko-V5 [formerly known as V5])-an oral therapeutic vaccine designated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an orphan drug for treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). V5 was initially developed by us in 2002 to treat hepatitis B or C viral infections and liver cirrhosis. METHODS: The outcome of open-label Phase II trial of daily dose of V5 pill was analyzed retrospectively...
2017: Journal of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429307/emerging-approaches-to-food-desensitization-in-children
#18
REVIEW
Ahmad Hamad, Wesley A Burks
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to highlight the recent advances in food desensitization in children with food allergy. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent advancements in epicutaneous, sublingual, and oral immunotherapy for food allergy in the future may offer children with food allergy and their families a viable option to reduce risk or severity of anaphylaxis with phase III trials ongoing for two of these treatment modalities. Food allergy prevalence in children is estimated to be up to 8%...
May 2017: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424564/new-developments-in-the-management-of-narcolepsy
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REVIEW
Vivien C Abad, Christian Guilleminault
Narcolepsy is a life-long, underrecognized sleep disorder that affects 0.02%-0.18% of the US and Western European populations. Genetic predisposition is suspected because of narcolepsy's strong association with HLA DQB1*06-02, and genome-wide association studies have identified polymorphisms in T-cell receptor loci. Narcolepsy pathophysiology is linked to loss of signaling by hypocretin-producing neurons; an autoimmune etiology possibly triggered by some environmental agent may precipitate hypocretin neuronal loss...
2017: Nature and Science of Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417624/cow-s-milk-desensitization-in-anaphylactic-patients-a-new-personalized-dose-method
#20
Delara Babaie, Mohammad Nabavi, Saba Arshi, Mehrnaz Mesdaghi, Zahra Chavoshzadeh, Mohammad Hasan Bemanian, Mitra Tafakori, Mehrdad Amirmoini, Hosein Esmailzadeh, Rasoul Molatefi, Mahsa Rekabi, Nadieh Akbarpour, Farimah Masoumi, Morteza Fallahpour
Cow's milk allergy (CMA) is the most frequent food allergy in children and oral immunotherapy (OIT) is a promising approach for treatment of patients. The most challenging cases are anaphylactic with coexisting asthma and proposing safe protocols is crucial especially in high risk groups. Considering that CMA varies among patients, an individualized OIT protocol would be beneficial to achieve a safer and more efficient method of desensitization. 18 children more than 3 years of age with IgE-mediated CMA were enrolled...
February 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
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