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Jianguo Zhu, Jukun Song, Zezhen Liu, Jin Han, Heng Luo, Yunlin Liu, Zhenyu Jia, Yuanbo Dong, Wei Zhang, Funeng Jiang, Chinlee Wu, Zaolin Sun, Weide Zhong
Association between allergic conditions and prostate cancer risk has been investigated for many years. However, the results from available evidence for the association are inconsistent. We conducted a meta-analysis to evaluate the relationship between allergic conditions (asthma, atopy, hay fever and "any allergy") and risk of prostate cancer. The PubMed and Embase databases were searched to screen observational studies meeting our meta-analysis criteria. Study selection and data extraction from included studies were independently performed by two authors...
October 21, 2016: Scientific Reports
Andrea Matucci, Francesca Nencini, Sara Pratesi, Enrico Maggi, Alessandra Vultaggio
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Biological agents have been a treatment option for many chronic immune-mediated diseases as well as oncological conditions. The issue of infusion reactions is of particular importance and at least in some cases related to the immunogenicity of these drugs with the production of antidrug antibodies. Infectious diseases are a well described side-effect of certain biological agents, even if, at least regarding the biological agents used for the treatment of allergic diseases and immune-mediated diseases, the risk has been reduced...
October 5, 2016: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Uroosa Ibrahim, Divya Asti, Amina Saqib, Bindu Madhavi Mudduluru, Sadaf Ayaz, Marcel Odaimi
A case of pancreatic adenocarcinoma diagnosed following work up for eosinophilia is reported. A 68-year-old female was referred to our Hematology clinic for an absolute eosinophil count of 1869 per microliter. No allergic signs or symptoms were reported. Laboratory studies for parasitic infestations autoimmune disease and collagen vascular disease were negative. Computed tomography of the abdomen revealed a mass in the neck of the pancreas with fine needle aspiration biopsy consistent with adenocarcinoma. The patient received one cycle of modified FOLFIRINOX with complete resolution of the eosinophilia...
October 8, 2016: Postgraduate Medicine
Ezequiel Dantas, Fernando Erra Díaz, Pehuén Pereyra Gerber, Antonela Merlotti, Augusto Varese, Matías Ostrowski, Juan Sabatté, Jorge Geffner
Local acidosis is a common feature of allergic, vascular, autoimmune, and cancer diseases. However, few studies have addressed the effect of extracellular pH on the immune response. Here, we analyzed whether low pH could modulate complement-dependent cytotoxicity (CDC) against IgG-coated cells. Using human serum as a complement source, we found that extracellular pH values of 5.5 and 6.0 strongly inhibit CDC against either B lymphoblast cell lines coated with the chimeric anti-CD20 mAb rituximab or PBMCs coated with the humanized anti-CD52 mAb alemtuzumab...
October 3, 2016: Oncotarget
Manojkumar Bupathi, Joud Hajjar, Stacie Bean, Siqing Fu, David Hong, Daniel Karp, Bettzy Stephen, Kenneth Hess, Funda Meric-Bernstam, Aung Naing
Infusion reactions (IRs) to anti-neoplastic agents require prompt recognition and immediate treatment to avert significant complications. We conducted a retrospective review of the medical records of consecutive patients who received anti-neoplastic therapy in the outpatient treatment center of the Department of Investigational Cancer Therapeutics from January 1, 2013 to November 30, 2013. Of the 597 patients who received treatment, 9 (1.5 %) had IRs (all ≤ grade 2). The most common IRs observed on first occurrence were chills (n = 5), itching, rash, and facial flushing (n = 3 each)...
September 29, 2016: Investigational New Drugs
Zhiqiang Qin, Xiao Li, Jianzhong Zhang, Jingyuan Tang, Peng Han, Zhen Xu, Yajie Yu, Chengdi Yang, Chengming Wang, Ting Xu, Zicheng Xu, Qing Zou
BACKGROUND: Recently, increasing relevant studies researched the efficacy of castration resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) patients using chemotherapy with or without estramustine, in order to assess the efficacy and toxicity of combining estramustine with chemotherapy for the treatment of CRPC. METHODS: Relevant randomized clinical trials were systematically searched from the databases Pubmed, Embase, and Web of science up to April 1, 2016. Data were centrally extracted and analyzed from the previous studies by 2 independent reviewers...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Joan Raouf, Nazmi Rafique, Michael Christopher Goodman, Helena Idborg, Filip Bergqvist, Richard N Armstrong, Per-Johan Jakobsson, Ralf Morgenstern, Linda Spahiu
INTRODUCTION: Prostaglandins are signaling molecules that regulate different physiological processes, involving allergic and inflammatory responses and cardiovascular control. They are involved in several pathophysiological processes, including inflammation and cancer. The inducible terminal enzyme, microsomal prostaglandin E synthase 1 (MPGES1), catalyses prostaglandin E2 production during inflammation. MPGES1 has therefore been intensively studied as a pharmaceutical target and many competitive inhibitors targeting its active site have been developed...
2016: PloS One
Young-Joon Surh, Hye-Kyung Na
Piceatannol (3,3',4,5'-tetrahydroxy-trans-stilbene; PIC) is a naturally occurring stilbene present in diverse plant sources. PIC is a hydroxylated analog of resveratrol and produced from resveratrol by microsomal cytochrome P450 1A11/2 and 1B1 activities. Like resveratrol, PIC has a broad spectrum of health beneficial effects, many of which are attributable to its antioxidative and anti-inflammatory activities. PIC exerts anticarcinogenic effects by targeting specific proteins involved in regulating cancer cell proliferation, survival/death, invasion, metastasis, angiogenesis, etc...
2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Alexandru Oanţă, Marius Irimie
In the last twenty years, the prevalence of individuals with tattoos in the general population has increased in Europe (1) as well as in Australia (2) and the United States of America (3). A series of complications such as acute inflammatory reactions, allergic contact dermatitis (4,5), photoinduced, lichenoid, and granulomatous reactions (6, 7), pseudolymphoma (8), pseudoepitheliomatous hyperplasia (9), skin infections (6), and skin cancers (10) may occur on tattoos. Infectious complications on tattoos include bacterial infections (pyoderma, leprosy, syphilis, cutaneous tuberculosis, mycobacteriosis) (11-14), viral infections (molluscum contagiosum, warts, herpes simplex, hepatitis B and C) (15-17), and fungal infections (sporotrichosis, dermatophytosis) (18,19)...
August 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
Sai-Qi Wang, Cong Wang, Li-Ming Chang, Kai-Rui Zhou, Jun-Wei Wang, Yu Ke, Dong-Xiao Yang, Hong-Ge Shi, Ran Wang, Xiao-Li Shi, Li-Ying Ma, Hong-Min Liu
Paclitaxel, a taxane, is a cytotoxic chemotherapeutic agent that targets microtubules. It has become a front-line therapy for a broad range of malignancies, including lung, breast, gastric, esophageal, and bladder carcinomas. Although paclitaxel can inhibit tumor development and improve survival, poor solubility, myelotoxicity, allergic reactions, and drug resistance have restricted its clinical application. Paclitaxel is frequently combined with other chemotherapeutics to enhance the antitumor effects and reduce side effects...
September 21, 2016: Oncotarget
Mashael Alshebly, Badr Sobaih
The aim of the study was to explore the practice and attitudes of Saudi mothers towards breastfeeding. A cross-sectional survey done on a total of 517 Saudi mothers using a questionnaire inquiring about their demographic data, breastfeeding practice in the first 6 months after delivery and longer, different reasons for stopping breastfeeding. Furthermore, their impression on the relation between breastfeeding and breast cancer as well as prevention of infant's allergic and infectious diseases. Only 37.5% of the mothers practiced exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months...
2016: Sudan J Paediatr
Preetham Elumalai, Sreeja Lakshmi
Neurodegenerative disorders are often life threatening and hired as an economic burden to the health-care system. Nutritional interventions principally involving polyphenols were practiced to arrest or reverse the age-related health disorders. Flavonoids, a class of dietary polyphenols, are rising to superstardom in preventing brain disorders with their potent antioxidant defense mechanism. Quercetin is a ubiquitous flavonoid reported to have all-natural myriad of health benefits. Citrus fruits, apple, onion, parsley, berries, green tea, and red wine comprise the major dietary supplements of quercetin apart from some herbal remedies like Ginkgo biloba...
2016: Advances in Neurobiology
Mutlay Sayan, Brooke T Mossman
The concept of the inflammasome, a macromolecular complex sensing cell stress or danger signals and initiating inflammation, was first introduced approximately a decade ago. Priming and activation of these intracellular protein platforms trigger the maturation of pro-inflammatory chemokines and cytokines, most notably, interleukin-1β (IL-1β) and IL-18, to promulgate innate immune defenses. Although classically studied in models of gout, Type II diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, and multiple sclerosis, the importance and mechanisms of action of inflammasome priming and activation have recently been elucidated in cells of the respiratory tract where they modulate the responses to a number of inhaled pathogenic particles and fibres...
2016: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
Andras T Deak, Katharina Troppan, Alexander R Rosenkranz
Anemia is a common complication of cancer and chronic kidney disease (CKD) associated with decreased physical performance as well as poor prognosis for life expectancy. Renal and cancer-induced anemia share common features regarding pathogenesis and therapeutic strategies. It is typically treated with iron substitution, erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESA) and in refractory cases with red blood cell transfusions. However, studies of the past few years unveiled numerous setbacks in the use of ESAs. These included a higher risk of cerebrovascular events and increased mortality without the improvement of cardiovascular outcomes in patients with CKD...
September 15, 2016: European Journal of Internal Medicine
Cristina Ghirelli, Benjamin Sadacca, Fabien Reyal, Raphaël Zollinger, Paula Michea, Philémon Sirven, Lucia Pattarini, Carolina Martínez-Cingolani, Maude Guillot-Delost, André Nicolas, Alix Scholer-Dahirel, Vassili Soumelis
Thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) is an epithelial cell-derived cytokine that primes dendritic cells for Th2 induction. It has been implicated in different types of allergic diseases. Recent work suggested that TSLP could play an important role in the tumor microenvironment and influence tumor progression, in particular in breast cancer. In this study we systematically assessed the production of TSLP at the mRNA and protein levels in several human breast cancer cell lines, large-scale public transcriptomics data sets, and primary human breast tumors...
August 2016: Oncoimmunology
Maude Guillot-Delost, Lia Guilleré, Frédérique Berger, Aurore Ventre, Paula Michea, Philémon Sirven, Lucia Pattarini, Alix Scholer-Dahirel, Fatima-Zahra Kebir, Michel Huerre, Olfa Chouchane-Mlik, Emmanuelle Lappartient, José Rodriguez, Thomas Jouffroy, Jerzy Klijanienko, André Nicolas, Xavier Sastre-Garau, Sofia Honorio, Véronique Mosseri, Nelly Le Peltier, Marie-Paule Sablin, Christophe Le Tourneau, Éric Tartour, Cécile Badoual, Vassili Soumelis
Thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) is an interleukin (IL)-7-like cytokine expressed by epithelial cells during allergic inflammation, and activating dendritic cells (DC). Its expression and functional role in cancer remain controversial. We conducted retrospective (n = 89), and prospective studies including patients with untreated primary head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). We found that TSLP was overexpressed by HNSCC tumor cells, and associated with a highly differentiated status. However, no significant difference in overall and recurrence-free survival was found between patients bearing a tumor with high and low TSLP levels, respectively...
July 2016: Oncoimmunology
Hye-Yeon Han, Haeng-Eun Lee, Hyung Joon Kim, Seung-Hwa Jeong, Jung-Hoon Kim, Hyungwoo Kim, Mi Heon Ryu
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Kochia scoparia grows commonly in China, Japan, and Korea and its mature fruit has been used throughout the area in traditional medicine to treat diseases including skin problems and inflammatory and allergic disease. More importantly, Kochia scoparia has been prescribed to treat the malignant tumor of head and neck region and breast mass. Although it has been proposed as an anti-cancer agent for several cancers, its exact in vivo anti-cancer properties and the molecular mechanisms underlying its effects are poorly understood...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
M Garbani, W Xia, C Rhyner, M Prati, A Scheynius, B Malissen, H Engqvist, M Maurer, R Crameri, D Terhorst
BACKGROUND: Immunomodulatory interventions play a key role in the treatment of infections and cancer as well as allergic diseases. Adjuvants such as micro- and nanoparticles are often added to immunomodulatory therapies to enhance the triggered immune response. Here, we report the immunological assessment of novel and economically manufactured microparticle adjuvants, namely strontium-doped hydroxyapatite porous spheres (SHAS), which we suggest for the use as adjuvant and carrier in allergen-specific immunotherapy (ASIT)...
September 3, 2016: Allergy
Yan Li, Qing Yu, Zhengguo Zhang, Jian Wang, Simin Li, Jiangyuan Zhang, Guangwei Liu
Naïve CD4+T cells differentiate into various T cell subsets depending on the specific cytokine environment. TH9 cells are less well-characterized than other T cell subsets, and factors that control their development and function have only recently been identified. It is now clear that TH9 cells play critical roles in immune-mediated diseases, including allergic airway, autoimmune and inflammatory bowel diseases, and cancer. Thus, the promotion or suppression of TH9 cell differentiation, transcriptional control and function may provide novel treatments for clinical inflammation, autoimmune diseases and tumors...
August 29, 2016: Oncotarget
Eishika Dissanayake, Yuzaburo Inoue
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short, single-stranded, non-coding RNAs that are increasingly being recognized as important epigenetic regulators. They have been implicated in the pathogenesis of many diseases including cancer, cardiovascular diseases, connective tissue diseases, and neuromuscular disorders. RECENT FINDINGS: A few miRNAs have already been recognized as a core set of miRNAs important in allergic inflammation. These include let-7, miR-21, miR-142, and miR-146...
September 2016: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
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