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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901381/anti%C3%A2-allergic-action-of-bacillus-calmette%C3%A2-guerin-extract-in-experimental-mast-cell%C3%A2-mediated-anaphylactic-models
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Mingli Sun, Yong Wang, Haishan Zhao, Weifan Yao, Xiaosong Yu
Allergy is an acquired hypersensitivity reaction of the immune system mediated by IgE‑induced mast cell degranulation. In China, bacillus Calmette‑Guerin extract (BCGE) has been shown to be clinically effective for regulating immunity, which enhances the resistance of the body to anaphylactic disease, infectious diseases and cancer. However, the mechanisms remain to be fully elucidated. The present study investigated the potential anti‑allergic effects of BCGE in animal models of mast cell‑dependent anaphylaxis and mechanisms of BCGE in mast cells...
August 29, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887281/cerebrospinal-fluid-leak-rhinorrhea-after-systemic-erlotinib-chemotherapy-for-metastatic-lung-cancer-a-familiar-problem-from-an-unfamiliar-culprit
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Blake Priddy, Douglas A Hardesty, André Beer-Furlan, Bradley Otto, Daniel M Prevedello
BACKGROUND: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea after medical therapy for pituitary prolactinoma is a rare but well-described phenomenon. To our knowledge, no CSF leaks have been reported after targeted medical treatment of pituitary or anterior skull base metastases. We report this unusual case to raise awareness of spontaneous CSF leaks in the setting of skull base metastatic disease. CASE PRESENTATION: A 66-year-old woman presented with EGFR-mutant Stage IV adenocarcinoma of the lung...
September 5, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885559/a-critical-review-on-health-promoting-benefits-of-edible-mushrooms-through-gut-microbiota
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REVIEW
Muthukumaran Jayachandran, Jianbo Xiao, Baojun Xu
Mushrooms have long been used for medicinal and food purposes for over a thousand years, but a complete elucidation of the health-promoting properties of mushrooms through regulating gut microbiota has not yet been fully exploited. Mushrooms comprise a vast, and yet largely untapped, source of powerful new pharmaceutical substances. Mushrooms have been used in health care for treating simple and common diseases, like skin diseases and pandemic diseases like AIDS. This review is aimed at accumulating the health-promoting benefits of edible mushrooms through gut microbiota...
September 8, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865147/differential-regulation-of-pd-1-and-its-ligands-in-allergic-asthma
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Kai Bratke, Linda Fritz, Fabian Nokodian, Kristina Geißler, Katharina Garbe, Marek Lommatzsch, J Christian Virchow
BACKGROUND: Targeting PD-1/PD-1 ligand signalling is an established treatment option for cancer. The role of these molecules in allergic asthma has been investigated in several mouse studies yielding conflicting results. However, human studies investigating the expression and regulation of PD-1 and its ligands in allergic inflammation are lacking. OBJECTIVE: To analyse the expression and regulation of PD-1 and its ligands in human allergic asthma. METHODS: The well-established human asthma model of segmental allergen challenge (SAC) was used to analyse the regulation of PD-1 and its ligands PD-L1 and PD-L2 on T lymphocytes and dendritic cells by flow cytometry...
September 2, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855665/enhanced-antitumor-effect-on-intrapulmonary-tumors-of-docetaxel-lung-targeted-liposomes-in-a-rabbit-model-of-vx2-orthotopic-lung-cancer
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LiJuan Wang, Rui Li, KeKe Che, ZhongHong Liu, ShiFeng Xiang, MengYa Li, Yu Yu
Allergic reactions and severe systemic toxicity are two major challenges for the clinical application of docetaxel (DTX) for treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We developed a novel lung-targeted DTX-loaded liposome (DTX-LP), an efficient drug delivery system, with a patented DBaumNC technology to overcome these deficiencies. In the present study, we describe the targeting activity, tumor inhibition rate (TIR), survival, pathology, tumor apoptosis and metabolism of DTX after intravenous injection of DTX-LP compared to the DTX injection (DTX-IN) formulation based on the VX2 orthotopic lung cancer rabbit model...
August 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838083/health-impact-of-childhood-and-adolescent-soy-consumption
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Mark Messina, Marcelo Macedo Rogero, Mauro Fisberg, Dan Waitzberg
Soyfoods have been intensely researched, primarily because they provide such abundant amounts of isoflavones. Isoflavones are classified as both plant estrogens and selective estrogen receptor modulators. Evidence suggests that these soybean constituents are protective against a number of chronic diseases, but they are not without controversy. In fact, because soyfoods contain such large amounts of isoflavones, concerns have arisen that these foods may cause untoward effects in some individuals. There is particular interest in understanding the effects of isoflavones in young people...
July 1, 2017: Nutrition Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818625/the-therapeutic-potential-of-crth2-dp2-beyond-allergy-and-asthma
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REVIEW
Katharina Jandl, Akos Heinemann
Prostaglandin (PG) D2 has been in the focus of research for quite a long time, but its biological effects and its roles in human disease are still not fully characterized. When in 2001 a second major PGD2 receptor termed chemoattractant receptor homologue expressed on Th2 cells (CRTH2; alternative name DP2) was discovered, diverse investigations started to shed more light on the complex and often controversial actions of the prostaglandin. With various immunomodulating effects, such as induction of migration, activation, and cytokine release of leukocytes observed both in vivo and in vitro, CRTH2 has emerged as a promising target for the treatment of allergic diseases...
August 14, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817310/semaphorins-and-their-roles-in-airway-biology-potential-as-therapeutic-targets
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Hesam Movassagh, Forough Khadem, Abdelilah S Gounni
Semaphorins are a large family of proteins originally identified as axon guidance cues which play a crucial role in neural development. They are also ubiquitously expressed beyond the nervous system and contribute to regulation of essential cell functions such as cell migration, proliferation, and adhesion. Binding of semaphorins to their receptors, including plexins and neuropilins, triggers diverse signaling pathways which are involved in the pathogenesis of various diseases from cancer to autoimmune and allergic disorders...
August 17, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804700/abridged-version-of-the-awmf-guideline-for-the-medical-clinical-diagnostics-of-indoor-mould-exposure-s2k-guideline-of-the-german-society-of-hygiene-environmental-medicine-and-preventive-medicine-ghup-in-collaboration-with-the-german-association-of-allergists
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Gerhard A Wiesmüller, Birger Heinzow, Ute Aurbach, Karl-Christian Bergmann, Albrecht Bufe, Walter Buzina, Oliver A Cornely, Steffen Engelhart, Guido Fischer, Thomas Gabrio, Werner Heinz, Caroline E W Herr, Jörg Kleine-Tebbe, Ludger Klimek, Martin Köberle, Herbert Lichtnecker, Thomas Lob-Corzilius, Rolf Merget, Norbert Mülleneisen, Dennis Nowak, Uta Rabe, Monika Raulf, Hans Peter Seidl, Jens-Oliver Steiß, Regine Szewszyk, Peter Thomas, Kerttu Valtanen, Julia Hurraß
This article is an abridged version of the AWMF mould guideline "Medical clinical diagnostics of indoor mould exposure" presented in April 2016 by the German Society of Hygiene, Environmental Medicine and Preventive Medicine (Gesellschaft für Hygiene, Umweltmedizin und Präventivmedizin, GHUP), in collaboration with the above-mentioned scientific medical societies, German and Austrian societies, medical associations and experts. Indoor mould growth is a potential health risk, even if a quantitative and/or causal relationship between the occurrence of individual mould species and health problems has yet to be established...
2017: Allergo Journal International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791287/bidirectional-mast-cell-eosinophil-interactions-in-inflammatory-disorders-and-cancer
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REVIEW
Maria Rosaria Galdiero, Gilda Varricchi, Mansour Seaf, Giancarlo Marone, Francesca Levi-Schaffer, Gianni Marone
Human mast cells (MCs) and eosinophils were first described and named by Paul Ehrlich. These cells have distinct myeloid progenitors and differ morphologically, ultrastructurally, immunologically, biochemically, and pharmacologically. However, MCs and eosinophils play a pivotal role in several allergic disorders. In addition, these cells are involved in autoimmune disorders, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer. MCs are distributed throughout all normal human tissues, whereas eosinophils are present only in gastrointestinal tract, secondary lymphoid tissues, and adipose tissue, thymus, mammary gland, and uterus...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770377/1-6-o-o-diacetylbritannilactone-inhibits-eotaxin-1-and-alox15-expression-through-inactivation-of-stat6-in-a549-cells
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Xi Chen, Ning Ji, Nan Qin, Sheng-An Tang, Ran Wang, Yuling Qiu, Hongquan Duan, Dexin Kong, Meihua Jin
1,6-O,O-Diacetylbritannilactone (OODBL), a plant sesquiterpene lactone, was previously reported to show multiple pharmacological effects such as anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory activities. In this study, we investigated the anti-inflammatory effect of OODBL on interleukin (IL)-4-induced signal transducer and activator of transcription 6 (STAT6) signaling pathway in human lung A549 cells. We found that OODBL dramatically inhibited IL-4-induced messenger RNA (mRNA) expression of eotaxin-1 and arachidonate 15-lipoxygenase-1 (ALOX15) in a dose-dependent manner...
August 2, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759701/pharmacological-interventions-for-preventing-dry-mouth-and-salivary-gland-dysfunction-following-radiotherapy
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REVIEW
Philip Riley, Anne-Marie Glenny, Fang Hua, Helen V Worthington
BACKGROUND: Salivary gland dysfunction is an 'umbrella' term for the presence of either xerostomia (subjective sensation of dryness), or salivary gland hypofunction (reduction in saliva production). It is a predictable side effect of radiotherapy to the head and neck region, and is associated with a significant impairment of quality of life. A wide range of pharmacological interventions, with varying mechanisms of action, have been used for the prevention of radiation-induced salivary gland dysfunction...
July 31, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747003/baicalein-a-review-of-its-anti-cancer-effects-and-mechanisms-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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REVIEW
Beibei Bie, Jin Sun, Ying Guo, Jun Li, Wei Jiang, Jun Yang, Chen Huang, Zongfang Li
Baicalein (5,6,7-trihydroxy-2-phenyl-4H-1-benzopyran-4-one) is a flavonoid compound derived from the roots of Scutellaria baicalensis. It has historically been used in anti-oxidant, anti-virus, anti-bacteria, anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic therapies. Recently, baicalein has been found to possess anti-cancer activities via its effect on a variety of biological processes involving cell proliferation, metastasis, apoptosis and autophagy and so on. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most prevalent malignancies and high fatality rate worldwide...
September 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740895/using-low-dose-radiation-to-potentiate-the-effect-of-induction-chemotherapy-in-head-and-neck-cancer-results-of-a-prospective-phase-2-trial
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Susanne M Arnold, Mahesh Kudrimoti, Emily V Dressler, John F Gleason, Natalie L Silver, William F Regine, Joseph Valentino
PURPOSE: Low-dose fractionated radiation therapy (LDFRT) induces effective cell killing through hyperradiation sensitivity and potentiates effects of chemotherapy. We report our second investigation of LDFRT as a potentiator of the chemotherapeutic effect of induction carboplatin and paclitaxel in locally advanced squamous cell cancer of the head and neck (SCCHN). EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Two cycles of induction therapy were given every 21 days: paclitaxel (75 mg/m(2)) on days 1, 8, and 15; carboplatin (area under the curve 6) day 1; and LDFRT 50 cGy fractions (2 each on days 1, 2, 8, and 15)...
October 2016: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733560/mir-122-socs1-jak2-axis-regulates-allergic-inflammation-and-allergic-inflammation-promoted-cellular-interactions
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Kyeonga Noh, Misun Kim, Youngmi Kim, Hanearl Kim, Hyuna Kim, Jaehwan Byun, Yeongseo Park, Hansoo Lee, Yun Sil Lee, Jongseon Choe, Young Myeong Kim, Dooil Jeoung
The regulatory role of suppressor of cytokine signaling 1 (SOCS1) in inflammation has been reported. However, its role in allergic inflammation has not been previously reported. SOCS1 mediated in vitro and in vivo allergic inflammation. Histone deacetylase-3 (HDAC3), a mediator of allergic inflammation, interacted with SOCS1, and miR-384 inhibitor, a positive regulator of HDAC3, induced features of allergic inflammation in an SOCS1-dependent manner. miRNA array analysis showed that the expression of miR-122 was decreased by antigen-stimulation...
July 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730758/platinum-derivatives-a-multidisciplinary-approach
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Sinziana Gheorghe-Cetean, Calin Cainap, Luminita Oprean, Adriana Hangan, Piroska Virag, Eva Fischer-Fodor, Alexandra Gherman, Simona Cainap, Anne-Marie Constantin, Istvan Laszlo, Catalin Vlad, Radu Oprean
Cancer is one of the most difficult diseases to be treated. The particularities regarding the tumors' occurrence mechanism, their evolution under chemotherapy, disease-free interval, but also the increasing number of patients make cancer an intensively studied health domain. Although introduced in therapy since the early 80s, platinum derivatives play an essential role in anticancer therapy. Their use in therapy resulted in improving the patient quality of life and prolonging disease-free interval, which makes them still a benchmark for other anticancer compounds...
May 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727830/the-receptor-tyrosine-kinase-axl-promotes-migration-and-invasion-in-colorectal-cancer
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Diana J Uribe, Edward K Mandell, Adam Watson, Jesse D Martinez, Jonathan A Leighton, Sourav Ghosh, Carla V Rothlin
The receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) TYRO3, AXL and MERTK (TAM) have well-described oncogenic functions in a number of cancers. Notwithstanding, TAM RTKs are also potent and indispensable inhibitors of inflammation. The combined deletion of Axl and Mertk in mice enhances chronic inflammation and autoimmunity, including increased inflammation in the gut and colitis-associated cancer. On the other hand, deletion of Tyro3 increases the risk of allergic responses. Therefore, the indiscriminate inhibition of these TAM RTKs could result in undesirable immunological diseases...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717199/association-between-allergic-conditions-and-colorectal-cancer-risk-mortality-a-meta-analysis-of-prospective-studies
#18
Wangqian Ma, Jia Yang, Peiwei Li, Xinliang Lu, Jianting Cai
We aimed to assess the association between allergic conditions and risk/mortality of colorectal cancer (CRC). A systematic literature search was conducted using Pubmed and Embase to identify relevant studies. Prospective studies assessing the association between allergic conditions and risk/mortality of CRC were included. Risk ratios (RRs) were pooled with either a fixed- or a random-effects model according to heterogeneity. A total of 515379 participants and 10345 CRC cases from 12 studies were included in the analysis of CRC risk, while four studies with 1484741 individuals and 30040 CRC deaths were included in the analysis of CRC mortality...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707710/perception-and-image-of-dermatology-in-the-german-general-population-2002-2014
#19
M Augustin, L Eissing, P Elsner, K Strömer, I Schäfer, A Enk, M Reusch, R Kaufmann
BACKGROUND: In contrast to other European countries, dermatologists in Germany provide healthcare for a broad spectrum of diseases of the skin and mucous membranes. Current population-based data on the perception of dermatology were lacking to date. OBJECTIVE: Analysis of the perception of dermatology from the general population's perspective with regard to utilization, satisfaction, and responsibility. METHODS: Nation-wide survey on awareness, utilization, rating, and image of dermatology in Oct/2014 through computer-assisted telephone interviews on a representative sample of the adult general population (n = 1,015), performed by the FORSA institute...
July 14, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695805/clinical-analysis-of-77-patients-with-allergic-bronchopulmonary-aspergillosis-in-peking-union-medical-college-hospital
#20
Mingqiang Zhang, Jinming Gao
Objective To summarize the clinical features of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis(ABPA)to facilitate its early diagnosis and treatment. Methods We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data of 77 patients who had been admitted to Peking Union Medical College Hospital from January 1996 to July 2015 with ABPA. Results The average age of these 77 patients(38 men and 39 women)was(41.8±18.3)years. The co-morbidities included bronchial asthma(n=74,96%)and pulmonary cystic fibrosis(n=3,4%). The main symptoms and signs of ABPA were chronic cough(100%),sputum production(97%),wheeze(86%),sputum plugs(25%),blood-stained sputum(18%),hemoptysis(9%),chest pain(9%),fever(47%),weight loss(30%),and night sweat(12%)...
June 20, 2017: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
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