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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154959/early-life-innate-immune-signatures-of-persistent-food-allergy
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Melanie R Neeland, Jennifer J Koplin, Thanh D Dang, Shyamali C Dharmage, Mimi L Tang, Susan L Prescott, Richard Saffery, David J Martino, Katrina J Allen
BACKGROUND: Food allergy naturally resolves in a proportion of food allergic children without intervention, however the underlying mechanisms governing the persistence or resolution of food allergy in childhood are not understood. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to define the innate immune profiles associated with egg allergy at one year of age, determine the phenotypic changes that occur with the development of natural tolerance in childhood and explore the relationship between early life innate immune function and serum vitamin D...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150278/a-hypothetical-role-for-notch-signaling-pathway-in-immunopathogenesis-of-leprosy
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Héctor Serrano-Coll, Liliana Acevedo-Saenz, Nora Cardona-Castro
Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae mainly affecting skin and peripheral nerves. Leprosy has a broad range of clinical manifestations that range from mild (tuberculoid leprosy) to severe (lepromatous leprosy) forms, and are highly dependent on the host's immune response. Among the immune response elements involved in the pathogenesis of leprosy are the Toll-like receptors (TLRs), vitamin D receptor (VDR), natural killer cells (NK), and T cells. These innate and adaptive immune response elements may be related to the Notch signaling pathway, which is involved in immune cell growth, differentiation, and proliferation...
November 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148401/vitamin-d-and-systemic-lupus-erythematous-a-review-of-immunological-and-clinical-aspects
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REVIEW
Francesca Dall'Ara, Maurizio Cutolo, Laura Andreoli, Angela Tincani, Sabrina Paolino
OBJECTIVES: To review the relationships between vitamin D status and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) concerning immunological, clinical aspects and possible effects of supplementation in disease modulation. METHODS: The literature was reviewed up to January 2017 for studies regarding the epidemiology, pathogenesis, immunological aspects, clinical implications and supplementation strategies. The focus was mainly on studies with implications on every day clinical practice...
November 14, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128634/vitamin-d-receptor-vdr-polymorphisms-are-associated-to-spontaneous-preterm-birth-and-maternal-aspects
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N R Javorski, C A D Lima, L V C Silva, S Crovella, J de Azêvedo Silva
Preterm birth (PTB) is featured by less than 37weeks of gestational age or fewer than 259days since the first day from the last menstrual period. Complications of PTB are the major cause of neonatal deaths, several factors are linked to PTB increased risk including immunological and genetics. Vitamin D plays an important role in immune response modulation and its action occurs through the vitamin D receptor (VDR), which recently has been described as overexpressed in human placenta during the pregnancy. Herein we assessed two single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) FokI (rs2228570 A>G) and Cdx-2 (rs11568820 T>C), within VDR, using TaqMan fluorogenic probes, and differential susceptibility to SPTB...
November 8, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126718/vitamin-d-and-antiphospholipid-syndrome-a-retrospective-cohort-study-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Leyre Riancho-Zarrabeitia, Maite Cubería, Pedro Muñoz, Marcos López-Hoyos, Silvia García-Canale, Mayte García-Unzueta, José L Hernández, Víctor M Martínez-Taboada
OBJECTIVES: (a) To determine serum 25-OH vitamin D (vitD) levels in primary antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) and to compare them with patients with positive antiphospholipid serology who do not meet clinical criteria for APS, and with healthy controls. (b) To analyze the association of vitD levels with both the clinical manifestations and the immunological profile of patients with primary APS. (c) To perform a meta-analysis evaluating potential differences in serum vitD levels between APS and controls as well as the frequency of vitD deficiency in APS patients...
October 12, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074833/-update-on-recent-progress-in-vitamin-d-research-vitamin-d-insufficiency-deficiency
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Ryo Okazaki
Serum 25(OH)D level reflects bodily vitamin D store. Recently published "Assessment criteria for vitamin D deficiency/insufficiency in Japan" defines vitamin D sufficiency as 25(OH)D level of 30 ng/mL or more, vitamin D insufficiency as that of 20 to 30 ng/mL, vitamin D deficiency as that of less than 20 ng/mL. The lower the serum 25(OH)D level is, the higher the risks are, of secondary hyperparathyroidism, low bone mineral density, fall, fracture, rickets/osteomalacia, and hypocalcemia, as well as lower response to anti-osteoporosis medications...
2017: Clinical Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990534/association-between-vitamin-d-status-oxidative-stress-biomarkers-and-viral-load-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-type-1-infection
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Tamires Flauzino, Andréa Nc Simão, Elaine Rd de Almeida, Helena K Morimoto, Sayonara R Oliveira, Daniela F Alfieri, Luiz T Ueda, Isaias Dichi, Edna Mv Reiche
BACKGROUND: The role of vitamin D in the pathophysiology of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection is still unclear. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the associations between vitamin D and immunological, virological, and oxidative stress biomarkers in individuals with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection. METHODS: The serum levels of 25 hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] were determined in 314 HIV-1-infected individuals and 127 controls and the values ≥30 ng/mL defined a vitamin D sufficient (VDS) status, and <30 ng/mL defined as hypovitaminosis D (HD)...
October 5, 2017: Current HIV Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977929/altered-micrornas-expression-in-t-cells-of-patients-with-sle-involved-in-the-lack-of-vitamin-d
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Dao-Jun Chen, Lan-Ju Li, Xiao-Ke Yang, Tao Yu, Rui-Xue Leng, Hai-Feng Pan, Dong-Qing Ye
Vitamin D has been recognized as a potent immunomodulator and its deficiency is common in different population groups including patients with SLE. As miRNAs regulation plays a significant role in SLE, the present study aimed to evaluate the association between vitamin D status and miRNAs levels in patients with SLE. The serum concentrations of vitamin D (25-hydroxyvitamin D) and the levels of six miRNAs in T cells from patients with SLE were measured in 42 SLE cases and 48 healthy controls. Vitamin D treatment was also performed in isolated and cultured T cells from SLE patients in different times and doses...
September 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977704/inflammatory-proteins-in-nasal-lavage-of-workers-exposed-to-occupational-agents
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R Castano, B Yucesoy, V J Johnson, L Castellanos, A Cartier
BACKGROUND: Low-molecular-weight (LMW) and high-molecular-weight (HMW) agents have been recognized as causes of occupational rhinitis (OR). Immunological mechanisms underlying OR differ according to the type of exposure. While HMW agents act mainly through IgE-mediated mechanisms, LMW agents appear to act through both immunological and non-immunological mechanisms. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to identify potential differences in the upper airways inflammatory response after exposure to LMW and HMW agents by specific inhalation challenge test (SIC)...
October 4, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975037/effects-of-vitamin-d3-in-clinically-isolated-syndrome-and-healthy-control-participants-a-double-blind-randomised-controlled-trial
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Karen O'Connell, Jamal Sulaimani, Sharee A Basdeo, Katie Kinsella, Sinead Jordan, Orla Kenny, Siobhan B Kelly, David Murphy, Eric Heffernan, Ronan P Killeen, Keith Mulready, Marguerite MacMahon, Jennifer J Brady, Carmel McKenna, Ciaran Muldowney, Lorraine Cassidy, Cathal Walsh, Killian O'Rourke, Niall Tubridy, Chris McGuigan, Jean M Fletcher, Michael Hutchinson
BACKGROUND: Lowserum vitamin D levels are associated with susceptibility to, and severity of, multiple sclerosis. High dose vitamin D has been proposed as a potential immunomodulator in multiple sclerosis. OBJECTIVES: We performed a single centre, investigator-led, exploratory, double-blind, randomised, placebo controlled, trial of vitamin D3 in clinically isolated syndrome and healthy control participants to assess its immunological effects. Secondary end-points included clinical and magnetic resonance imaging outcomes and safety...
July 2017: Multiple Sclerosis Journal—Experimental, Translational and Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966510/effects-of-vitabridc-12-on-skin-inflammation
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Ji Hyun Lee, Yoon-Jae Jeon, Jung Hye Choi, Hae Young Kim, Tae-Yoon Kim
BACKGROUND: VitabridC(12) is newly developed and composed of vitamin C and Vitabrid (lamellar, hydrated zinc oxide). OBJECTIVE: In this study, we aimed to investigate the effects of VitabridC(12) on psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. METHODS: Mice with imiquimod-induced psoriasis or Dermatophagoides farinae-induced atopic dermatitis were applied with VitabridC(12). The effects of VitabridC(12) were evaluated by clinical features, histology, and immunologic features by examining cytokines and chemokines...
October 2017: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946518/comparison-of-25-hidroksi-vitamin-d-serum-concentrations-in-patients-with-psoriasis-and-psoriatic-arthritis
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Mustafa Serdar Sağ, Sinem Sağ, İbrahim Tekeoğlu, Berna Solak, Ayhan Kamanlı, Kemal Nas, Halil Harman, Mine Kantar
BACKGROUND AND OBJECT: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM), inflammatory bowel disease, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and multiple sclerosis (MS) are some of the autoimmune diseases related to the decreases in Vitamin D levels. The same immunological properties as psoriasis, such as Th1/Th2 dysregulation, are seen in all of them. This study aims to compare 25-hidroksi Vitamin D (25-OHD) serum concentrations in patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923762/vitamin-d-in-asthma-mechanisms-of-action-and-considerations-for-clinical-trials
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REVIEW
Paul E Pfeffer, Catherine M Hawrylowicz
There is increasing interest in the therapeutic utility of vitamin D in asthma, which is supported by a significant body of evidence on epidemiologic associations between vitamin D insufficiency and worse asthma control. In support of a causal relationship, vitamin D beneficially modulates diverse immunologic pathways in heterogeneous asthma endotypes, regulating the actions of lymphocytes, mast cells, antigen-presenting cells, and structural cells to dampen excessive inflammatory responses. Allergic asthma is characterized by a failure of immune tolerance and the development of pathologic responses to inhaled aeroallergens, and vitamin D has been extensively shown to support immune regulation...
September 18, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902929/women-with-recurrent-spontaneous-abortion-have-decreased-25-oh-vitamin-d-and-vdr-at-the-fetal-maternal-interface
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
N Li, H M Wu, F Hang, Y S Zhang, M J Li
Immunological mechanisms have been proposed to underlie the pathogenesis of recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA). Vitamin D has a potent immunomodulatory effect, which may affect pregnancy outcome. The objective of this study was to investigate 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH) D] concentration and vitamin D receptor (VDR) expression in the decidual tissues of RSA patients. Thirty women with RSA (RSA group) and thirty women undergoing elective abortion (control group) were recruited during 2016 from gynecology outpatient clinics...
September 12, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816551/1%C3%AE-25-dihydroxyvitamin-d3-up-regulates-il-34-expression-in-sh-sy5y-neural-cells
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Dong Zhang, Miaomiao Li, Yang Dong, Xinhui Zhang, Xingyun Liu, Zhangming Chen, Yongji Zhu, Huiming Wang, Xuwen Liu, Jialiang Zhu, Yujun Shen, Heinrich Korner, Songcheng Ying, Shengyun Fang, Yuxian Shen
Vitamin D supplementation is regarded as a novel approach to treat Alzheimer's disease, but the underlying mechanism remains elusive. The cytokine IL-34 provides strong neuroprotective and survival signals in brain injury and neurodegeneration and could be an immunological mediator for the vitamin D-induced protection. The aim of this study was to investigate whether human IL-34 is up-regulated in neuronal cells by the hormonally active form of vitamin D, 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 [1α,25(OH)2D3]. We found that IL-34 was detectable in a variety of cell lines and its expression was strongly induced in SH-SY5Y neural cells in a dose- and time-dependent manner by 1α,25(OH)2D3 through the vitamin D receptor (VDR)...
January 1, 2017: Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792480/the-role-of-nutritional-aspects-in-food-allergy-prevention-and-management
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REVIEW
Alessandra Mazzocchi, Carina Venter, Kate Maslin, Carlo Agostoni
The prevalence of food allergy in childhood appears to be increasing in both developed and transitional countries. The aim of this paper is to review and summarise key findings in the prevention and management of food allergy, focusing on the role of dietary components and nutritional habits in the development and optimal functioning of the immune system. Essential fatty acids, zinc and vitamin D are likely to enhance the anti-inflammatory and antioxidative barrier and promote immunologic tolerance. Additionally, nutritional components such as pre- and probiotics represent a novel research approach in the attempt to induce a tolerogenic immune environment...
August 9, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780880/-vitamin-d-metabolism-and-osteoporosis-in-systemic-sclerosis
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REVIEW
Szilvia Szamosi, Ágnes Horváth, Zoltán Szekanecz, Gabriella Szűcs
In the past few years more and more data have become available on the important role of vitamin D in immunological processes and inflammation. The role of vitamin D deficiency in the pathogenesis as well as in disease progression of different autoimmune and inflammatory conditions is suspected. Vitamin D deficiency is prevalent in several autoimmune diseases, including systemic sclerosis. Hypovitaminosis has been found to be associated with low bone mineral density and higher prevalence of osteoporosis in this group of patients...
August 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766554/campylobacter-jejuni-impairs-sodium-transport-and-epithelial-barrier-function-via-cytokine-release-in-human-colon
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R Bücker, S M Krug, V Moos, C Bojarski, M R Schweiger, M Kerick, A Fromm, S Janßen, M Fromm, N A Hering, B Siegmund, T Schneider, C Barmeyer, J D Schulzke
Campylobacter jejuni is the most prevalent cause of foodborne bacterial enteritis worldwide. Patients present with diarrhea and immune responses lead to complications like arthritis and irritable bowel syndrome. Although studies exist in animal and cell models, we aimed at a functional and structural characterization of intestinal dysfunction and the involved regulatory mechanisms in human colon. First, in patients' colonic biopsies, sodium malabsorption was identified as an important diarrheal mechanism resulting from hampered epithelial ion transport via impaired epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) β- and γ-subunit...
August 2, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757197/correlation-between-serum-vitamin-d-status-and-immunological-changes-in-children-affected-by-gastrointestinal-food-allergy
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H Guo, Y Zheng, X Cai, H Yang, Y Zhang, L Hao, Y Jin, G Yang
BACKGROUND: Low vitamin D status is linked to increased incidence of food allergy and intestinal inflammation. Whether vitamin D status is associated with immunological changes in children with gastrointestinal food allergy (GFA) remains unclear. METHODS: Forty-nine GFA children (aged 2-11 years old) were enrolled in this study. Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) level, total immunoglobulin E (IgE), specific IgE against allergens, circulating regulatory T lymphocytes (Tregs), and blood eosinophil numbers were measured...
July 27, 2017: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730377/influence-of-vitamin-d-and-cotinine-on-t-regulatory-cells-and-asthma-severity-in-children
#20
Bolesław Kalicki, Agata Wawrzyniak, Agnieszka Lipińska-Opałka, Sławomir Lewicki, Robert Zdanowski
Asthma is a common chronic respiratory diseases in children. Understanding the immune mechanisms of epigenetic factors may contribute to a better control of asthma. This study seeks to determine the effects of serum vitamin D and urine cotinine on asthma severity and on T regulatory cells (Tregs) and other immune-related factors such as CD3, CD4, CD8, CD19, CD16/56, and anti-CD3 HLA-DR3. The study involved 34 children with asthma. Disease severity was assessed with the Asthma Control Test, spirometry, and the fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO)...
July 21, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
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