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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150085/pinocembrin-alleviates-cognition-deficits-by-inhibiting-inflammation-in-diabetic-mice
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Bing Pei, Jian Sun
Diabetic encephalopathy (DE) is one of the most common diabetic complications in diabetes mellitus and is characterized by cognitive impairment and neuroinflammation. It has been reported that hyperglycemia can induce hippocampal and cortical neuronal damage, which can result in severe spatial learning and memory impairment. Pinocembrin (Pino) has been widely used in the therapy of cancer and other diseases due to its anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, anti-oxidant, anti-carcinogenic, and anti-viral activities...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128708/childhood-brain-tumours-early-infections-and-immune-stimulation-a-pooled-analysis-of-the-escale-and-estelle-case-control-studies-sfce-france
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Judith E Lupatsch, Helen D Bailey, Brigitte Lacour, Christelle Dufour, Anne-Isabelle Bertozzi, Pierre Leblond, Cécile Faure-Conter, Isabelle Pellier, Claire Freycon, François Doz, Stéphanie Puget, Stéphane Ducassou, Laurent Orsi, Jacqueline Clavel
BACKGROUND: Few studies have investigated whether early infections and factors potentially related to early immune stimulation might be involved in the aetiology of childhood brain tumours (CBT). In this study, we investigated the associations between CBT with early day-care attendance, history of early common infections, atopic conditions (asthma/wheezing, eczema, allergic rhinitis), early farm residence/visits and contact with animals. METHODS: We pooled data from two nationwide French case-control studies, the ESCALE and ESTELLE studies...
November 10, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113093/view-point-semaphorin-3e-an-emerging-modulator-of-natural-killer-cell-functions
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REVIEW
Abdulaziz Alamri, Abdelilah Soussi Gounni, Sam K P Kung
Semaphorin-3E (Sema-3E) is a member of a large family of proteins originally identified as axon guidance cues in neural development. It is expressed in different cell types, such as immune cells, cancer cells, neural cells, and epithelial cells. Subsequently, dys-regulation of Sema-3E expression has been reported in various biological processes that range from cancers to autoimmune and allergic diseases. Recent work in our laboratories revealed a critical immunoregulatory role of Sema-3E in experimental allergic asthma...
November 5, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108766/new-insight-into-cancer-immunotherapy
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REVIEW
M M Escribese, D Barber
A key point for maintenance of the immune system homeostasis is the balance between the capacity to recognize and fight exogenous molecules and the capacity to avoid auto reactivity. The disruption of this balance induces the progression of several immune diseases such as autoimmune diseases, allergies, infections or cancer. A promising therapeutic approach to treat these diseases is immunotherapy. In cancer, both active and passive immunotherapies have been tested with promising results, such as the blocking of immunological checkpoints like CTLA-4 and PD-1...
November 3, 2017: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096643/comparison-of-sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy-guided-by-indocyanine-green-blue-dye-and-their-combination-in-breast-cancer-patients-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Jiajia Guo, Houpu Yang, Shu Wang, Yingming Cao, Miao Liu, Fei Xie, Peng Liu, Bo Zhou, Fuzhong Tong, Lin Cheng, Hongjun Liu, Siyuan Wang
BACKGROUND: Recent studies show that near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence imaging using indocyanine green (ICG) has the potential to improve the performance of sentinel lymph node (SLN) mapping. The current cohort study was designed to assess the value of the combination of ICG and methylene blue (MB) dye in patients undergoing SLN biopsy. METHODS: A prospective self-controlled trial was designed to detect the difference in the detection efficacies of ICG, MB, and combined ICG and MB (ICG + MB) navigation methods...
November 2, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092096/retrospective-study-of-hypersensitivity-reactions-to-chemotherapeutic-agents-in-a-thoracic-oncology-service
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H Capelle, C Tummino, L Greillier, M Gouitaa, J Birnbaum, N Ausias, F Barlesi, M Montana
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: With the increasing use of cancer chemotherapy agents, hypersensitivity reactions are commonly encountered. The allergic clinical symptoms are variable and unpredictable. The aim of this study was to identify the characteristics of hypersensitivity reactions and to assess the value of skin tests for platinum salts and pemetrexed in the treatment of patients with non-small cell lung cancers or malignant pleural mesothelioma. METHODS: A single-centre retrospective study was performed for 2 years...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091265/mouse-eosinophils-identification-isolation-and-functional-analysis
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Hadar Reichman, Perri Rozenberg, Ariel Munitz
Eosinophils are bone marrow-derived cells that differentiate in the bone marrow and migrate into the peripheral blood primarily under the regulation of interleukin (IL)-5. Eosinophil levels in the blood are relatively low. However, under steady-state conditions and in settings of allergic inflammation, parasite infections, or even cancer, they migrate and mainly reside in mucosal tissues where they have key effector and immune-modulating functions. Functional studies using eosinophils are not simple, since these cells are terminally differentiated and rapidly die in vitro...
November 1, 2017: Current Protocols in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083346/indoors-and-health-results-of-a-systematic-literature-review-assessing-the-potential-health-effects-of-living-in-basements
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Angelo Giosué Mezzoiuso, Marco Gola, Andrea Rebecchi, Matteo Riccò, Stefano Capolongo, Maddalena Buffoli, Marcello Tirani, Anna Odone, Carlo Signorelli
A new law approved in March 2017 in the Lombardy Region makes it possible to live in basements. Basements are defined as buildings partly below curb level but with at least one-half of its height above the curb. Basements' features and structural characteristics might pose risks to human health. In this paper we adopt a multidisciplinary approach to assess the potential health effects of living in basements. In particular, we define a conceptual framework to describe basements' structural characteristics which are risk factors, as well as the mechanisms through which they impact on human health...
October 23, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073213/cytokine-induced-killer-cells-a-novel-treatment-for-allergic-airway-inflammation
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Panwadee Pluangnooch, Sunita Timalsena, Adisak Wongkajornsilp, Kitipong Soontrapa
The effectiveness of cytokine-induced killer (CIK) cells for treatment of cancers has long been appreciated. Here, we report for the first time that CIK cells can be applied to treat allergic airway inflammation. Adopting from an established protocol with some modifications, we generated CIK cells ex vivo from mouse T cells, and examined their effectiveness in treatment of allergic airway inflammation using the ovalbumin-induced model of allergic airway inflammation. Based upon evaluation of bronchoalveolar lavage cellularity, T helper type2 cytokine levels and lung histology, all of which are important parameters for determining the severity of allergic airway inflammation, diseased mice treated with CIK cells showed significant reductions in all the parameters without any obvious adverse effects...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038115/the-common-cytokine-receptor-%C3%AE-chain-family-of-cytokines
#10
Jian-Xin Lin, Warren J Leonard
Interleukin (IL)-2, IL-4, IL-7, IL-9, IL-15, and IL-21 form a family of cytokines based on their sharing the common cytokine receptor γ chain (γc), which was originally discovered as the third receptor component of the IL-2 receptor, IL-2Rγ. The IL2RG gene is located on the X chromosome and is mutated in humans with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency (XSCID). The breadth of the defects in XSCID could not be explained solely by defects in IL-2 signaling, and it is now clear that γc is a shared receptor component of the six cytokines noted above, making XSCID a disease of defective cytokine signaling...
October 16, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033472/histopathological-analysis-of-the-f344-rat-lung-upon-exposure-to-retenoic-acid-ovalbumin-mold-spores-and-citral
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Ibrahim O Farah, Carlene Holt-Gray, Joseph A Cameron, Michelle Tucci, Hamed Benghuzzi
The paradoxical role of retinoic acid (All Trans Retinoic Acid; ATRA) in the development of allergic and/or inflammatory complications in contrast to a therapeutic modality for lung pathology is not well understood or established in the literature. As well, the role of Citral (inhibitor of retinoid function; a non-toxic chemical that exists in two forms (diethyl; C1 or cis-trans dimethyl; C2), in the reversal of retinoic acid, ovalbumin and allergic mold spore pathophysiology is also not well ascertained under an in vivo setting...
March 2017: Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989919/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-pegylated-liposomal-doxorubicin-monotherapy-and-combination-therapy-with-carboplatin-in-korean-patients-with-recurrent-ovarian-fallopian-tube-or-primary-peritoneal-cancer-a-single-institution-experience
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Young-Jae Lee, Yong-Man Kim, Shin-Wha Lee, Jeong-Yeol Park, Dae-Yeon Kim, Dae-Shik Suh, Jong-Hyeok Kim, Young-Tak Kim, Joo-Hyun Nam
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) with or without carboplatin in Korean patients with recurrent ovarian cancer (ROC), fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer. METHODS: This retrospective study included 52 patients with ROC, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer who received PLD (50 mg/m(2)) between 1(st) December 2014 and 31(th) July 2016. RESULTS: The mean number of chemotherapy cycles was 3...
September 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988409/the-nutritional-and-health-benefits-of-kiwiberry-actinidia-arguta-a-review
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Piotr Latocha
The kiwiberry (Actinidia arguta) is a new product on the market that is enjoying growing consumer acceptance around the world. This widespread interest has created increased demand for identification of the kiwiberry's nutritional health benefits. Containing over 20 essential nutrients and a range of vitamins, the kiwiberry comes near the top of fruits classed as superfoods. It is one of the richest sources of vitamin C with up to 430 mg/100 g fresh weight (FW) and is considered the richest dietary source of myo-inositol (up to 982 mg/100 g FW)...
October 7, 2017: Plant Foods for Human Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983950/epidemiology-and-comorbidities-of-patients-with-chronic-urticaria-in-korea-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Bo Ri Kim, Seungkeol Yang, Jee Woong Choi, Chong Won Choi, Sang Woong Youn
Few population-based studies have focused on the epidemiology and comorbidities of chronic urticaria (CU) or chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU). The objective of this study was to obtain information on the epidemiology and comorbidities associated with CU and CSU in Korea. We conducted a cross-sectional analysis using a national health insurance database. An algorithm based on the International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision, was used for the identification of patients with CU and CSU, and an age-sex adjusted logistic regression model was used to assess the risk of comorbidities in these patients...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976750/inhibition-of-mast-cell-mediated-allergic-responses-by-arctii-fructus-extracts-and-its-main-compound-arctigenin
#15
Ji-Ye Kee, Seung-Heon Hong
The Arctium lappa seeds (Arctii Fructus) and its major active compound, arctigenin (ARC), are known to have anticancer, antiobesity, antiosteoporosis, and anti-inflammatory activities. However, the effect of Arctii Fructus and ARC on mast cell-mediated allergic inflammation and its associated mechanism have not been elucidated. Therefore, we attempted to investigate the antiallergic activity of Arctii Fructus and ARC on mast cells and experimental mouse models. Arctii Fructus water extract (AFW) or ethanol extract (AFE) and ARC reduced the production of histamine and pro-inflammatory cytokines such as interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-6, IL-8, and TNF-α in mast cells...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968979/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...
September 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964543/didox-3-4-dihydroxybenzohydroxamic-acid-suppresses-ige-mediated-mast-cell-activation-through-attenuation-of-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-ap-1-transcription
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Jamie Josephine Avila McLeod, Heather L Caslin, Andrew J Spence, Elizabeth M Kolawole, Amina Abdul Qayum, Anuya Paranjape, Marcela Taruselli, Tamara T Haque, Kasalina N Kiwanuka, Howard L Elford, John J Ryan
Mast cell activation via the high-affinity IgE receptor (FcεRI) elicits production of inflammatory mediators central to allergic disease. As a synthetic antioxidant and a potent ribonucleotide reductase (RNR) inhibitor, Didox (3,4-dihyroxybenzohydroxamic acid) has been tested in clinical trials for cancer and is an attractive therapeutic for inflammatory disease. We found that Didox treatment of mouse bone marrow-derived mast cells (BMMC) reduced IgE-stimulated degranulation and cytokine production, including IL-6, IL-13, TNF and MIP-1a (CCL3)...
September 21, 2017: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960207/bh3-mimetics-efficiently-induce-apoptosis-in-mouse-basophils-and-mast-cells
#18
Ramona Reinhart, Lionel Rohner, Simone Wicki, Michaela Fux, Thomas Kaufmann
Basophil granulocytes and mast cells are recognized for their roles in immunity and are central effectors of diverse immunological disorders. Despite their similarities, there is emerging evidence for non-redundant roles of the circulating yet scarce basophils and tissue-resident mast cells, respectively. Because of their importance in allergic pathogenesis, specific induction of apoptosis in basophils and mast cells may represent an interesting novel treatment strategy. The pro-inflammatory cytokine interleukin-3 serves as a key factor for basophil and mouse mast cell survival...
September 29, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959143/surveillance-and-prevention-of-surgical-site-infections-in-breast-oncologic-surgery-with-immediate-reconstruction
#19
Margaret A Olsen, Katelin B Nickel, Ida K Fox
Surgical site infection (SSI) after immediate breast reconstruction is much more common than would be expected after a clean surgical procedure. Although the SSI rates reported in individual studies are quite variable, there are no obvious explanations for the variation in infection rates between institutions. The microbiology of these SSIs is unusual, with higher proportions of infections caused by atypical Myobacterium species and Gram-negative bacilli than would be expected for this anatomic site. In an effort to prevent SSIs, many surgeons use a variety of different practices including irrigation and soaking of implants with antibiotic solutions and prolonged duration of prophylactic antibiotics, although the literature to support these practices is very sparse...
June 2017: Current Treatment Options in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956261/kefir-a-powerful-probiotics-with-anticancer-properties
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REVIEW
Mohammadreza Sharifi, Abbas Moridnia, Deniz Mortazavi, Mahsa Salehi, Marzieh Bagheri, Abdolkarim Sheikhi
Probiotics and fermented milk products have attracted the attention of scientists from various fields, such as health care, industry and pharmacy. In recent years, reports have shown that dietary probiotics such as kefir have a great potential for cancer prevention and treatment. Kefir is fermented milk with Caucasian and Tibet origin, made from the incubation of kefir grains with raw milk or water. Kefir grains are a mixture of yeast and bacteria, living in a symbiotic association. Antibacterial, antifungal, anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory effects are some of the health beneficial properties of kefir grains...
September 27, 2017: Medical Oncology
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