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Chengzheng Han, Guozheng Xing, Mengying Zhang, Min Zhong, Zhen Han, Chiyi He, Xiaoping Liu
Wogonoside, the main effective constituent of traditional Chinese medicine Scutellaria , belongs to the glucuronide family, with various functions, including detoxification, anti-inflammation and nourishing gallbladder, lowering blood pressure, diuresis and anti-allergic reactions. However, the effects of wogonoside on human colon cancer cells remain unclear. The present study aimed to investigate the anticancer effect of wogonoside on human colon cancer cells in vitro and its anticancer mechanisms. The results demonstrated that wogonoside significantly inhibited cell growth, induced apoptosis and mitochondrial-mediated autophagy of colon cancer cells...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
Yayun Chen, Fan Meng, Bingyu Wang, Liangmei He, Yangbin Liu, Zhiping Liu
An atypical guanine exchange factor, Dock2 is specifically expressed in hematopoietic cells and regulates activation and migration of immune cells through activating Ras-related C3 botulinum toxin substrate (Rac). Dock2 was shown to be critical in the development of various inflammatory diseases, including allergic diseases, HIV infection, and graft rejection in organ transplantation. DOCK2 mutation in infants was recently identified to be associated with T and B cell combined immunodeficiency. Furthermore, Dock2 is involved in host protection during enteric bacterial infection and is also associated with the proliferation of cancer cells...
March 6, 2018: European Journal of Immunology
Flora N Balieva, Andrew Y Finlay, Jörg Kupfer, Lucía Tomas Aragones, Lars Lien, Uwe Gieler, Françoise Poot, Gregor B E Jemec, Laurent Misery, Lajos Kemeny, Francesca Sampogna, Henriët van Middendorp, Jon Anders Halvorsen, Thomas Ternowitz, Jacek C Szepietowski, Nikolay Potekaev, Servando E Marron, Ilknur K Altunay, Sam S Salek, Florence J Dalgard
Skin disease and its therapy affect health-related quality of life (HRQoL). The aim of this study was to measure the burden caused by dermatological therapy in 3,846 patients from 13 European countries. Adult outpatients completed questionnaires, including the Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI), which has a therapy impact question. Therapy issues were reported by a majority of patients with atopic dermatitis (63.4%), psoriasis (60.7%), prurigo (54.4%), hidradenitis suppurativa (54.3%) and blistering conditions (53%)...
March 2, 2018: Acta Dermato-venereologica
Muhammad Irfan, Tae-Hyung Kwon, Bong-Sik Yun, Nyun-Ho Park, Man Hee Rhee
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Sea weeds have been used since ancient times in Asian countries, especially in Korea, Japan, and China, as both edible sea vegetables and traditional medicinal tonics due to their health benefits. Eisenia bicyclis has been studied for anti-allergic and anti-cancer effects; however, its effects on the cardiovascular system, especially on platelet function, are yet to be explored. Therefore, we examined the effect of E. bicyclis on platelet function. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: E...
February 1, 2018: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
Monika Gorzynik-Debicka, Paulina Przychodzen, Francesco Cappello, Alicja Kuban-Jankowska, Antonella Marino Gammazza, Narcyz Knap, Michal Wozniak, Magdalena Gorska-Ponikowska
Beneficial effects of natural plant polyphenols on the human body have been evaluated in a number of scientific research projects. Bioactive polyphenols are natural compounds of various chemical structures. Their sources are mostly fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, roots, bark, leaves of different plants, herbs, whole grain products, processed foods (dark chocolate), as well as tea, coffee, and red wine. Polyphenols are believed to reduce morbidity and/or slow down the development of cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases as well as cancer...
February 28, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Mihai Mareș, Valentina Ruxandra Moroti-Constantinescu, David W Denning
OBJECTIVE: To estimate for the first time the burden of fungal infections in Romania. METHODS: Data derived from the World Health Organization (WHO), National Institute of Statistics, Romanian public health agencies and non-profit health organizations, and published annual reports on local epidemiology were used in the present study. When no data were available, specific at-risk populations were used to calculate frequencies of serious fungal diseases, using previously published epidemiological parameters...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Fungi (Basel, Switzerland)
Mengda Cao, Chunmei Ji, Yanjun Zhou, Wen Huang, Weiwei Ni, Xunliang Tong, Ji-Fu Wei
Sphingosine kinases (SphKs) catalyze the conversion of the sphingosine to the promitogenic/migratory product, sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P). SphK/S1P pathway has been linked to the progression of cancer and various other diseases including allergic inflammatory disease, cardiovascular diseases, rejection after transplantation, the central nervous system, and virus infections. Therefore, SphKs represent potential new targets for developing novel therapeutics for these diseases. The history and development of SphK inhibitors are discussed, summarizing SphK inhibitors by their structures, and describing some applications of SphK inhibitors...
February 20, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Maryam Esmailbeig, Abbas Ghaderi
Interleukin (IL)-18, structurally similar to IL-1β, is a member of IL-1 superfamily of cytokines. This cytokine, which is expressed by many human lymphoid and nonlymphoid cells, has an important role in inflammatory processes. The main function of IL-18 is mediated through induction of interferon-γ (IFN-γ) secretion from T helper (Th1) cells. This cytokine synergistically with IL-12 contributes to Th1 differentiation and, therefore, is important in host defense mechanisms against intracellular bacteria, viruses, and fungi...
November 1, 2017: European Cytokine Network
Vladimir M Moiseyenko, Fedor V Moiseyenko, Grigoriy A Yanus, Ekatherina Sh Kuligina, Anna P Sokolenko, Ilya V Bizin, Alexey A Kudriavtsev, Svetlana N Aleksakhina, Nikita M Volkov, Vyacheslav A Chubenko, Kseniya S Kozyreva, Mikhail M Kramchaninov, Alexandr S Zhuravlev, Kseniya V Shelekhova, Denis V Pashkov, Alexandr O Ivantsov, Aigul R Venina, Tatyana N Sokolova, Elena V Preobrazhenskaya, Natalia V Mitiushkina, Alexandr V Togo, Aglaya G Iyevleva, Evgeny N Imyanitov
BACKGROUND: Colorectal carcinomas (CRCs) are sensitive to treatment by anti-epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) antibodies only if they do not carry activating mutations in down-stream EGFR targets (KRAS/NRAS/BRAF). Most clinical trials for chemo-naive CRC patients involved combination of targeted agents and chemotherapy, while single-agent cetuximab or panitumumab studies included either heavily pretreated patients or subjects who were not selected on the basis of molecular tests...
February 22, 2018: Clinical Drug Investigation
Randy A Taplitz, Erin B Kennedy, Eric J Bow, Jennie Crews, Charise Gleason, Douglas K Hawley, Amelia A Langston, Loretta J Nastoupil, Michelle Rajotte, Kenneth Rolston, Lynne Strasfeld, Christopher R Flowers
Purpose To provide an updated joint ASCO/Infectious Diseases Society of American (IDSA) guideline on outpatient management of fever and neutropenia in patients with cancer. Methods ASCO and IDSA convened an Update Expert Panel and conducted a systematic review of relevant studies. The guideline recommendations were based on the review of evidence by the Expert Panel. Results Six new or updated meta-analyses and six new primary studies were added to the updated systematic review. Recommendations Clinical judgment is recommended when determining which patients are candidates for outpatient management, using clinical criteria or a validated tool such as the Multinational Association of Support Care in Cancer risk index...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
Myoung-Schook Yoou, Sun-Young Nam, Kyoung Wan Yoon, Hyun-Ja Jeong, Hyung-Min Kim
Bamboo salt (BS) is a traditional Korean food, and has been reported to have anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and anti-metastatic effects. However, the anti-atopic dermatitis (AD) activity of BS has not been described yet. In the present study, we examined the preventive effect of BS on AD. The effect of oral administration of BS was tested in a 2, 4-dinitrofluorobenzene (DNFB)-induced AD animal model, by histological analysis, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction, caspase-1 assay, and Western blotting analysis...
February 2018: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
Milena Deptuła, Anna Wardowska, Maria Dzierżyńska, Sylwia Rodziewicz-Motowidło, Michał Pikuła
During recent decades, the market for peptide-based drugs, including antimicrobial peptides, has vastly extended and evolved. These drugs can be useful in treatment of various types of disorders, e.g., cancer, autoimmune diseases, infections, and non-healing wounds. Although peptides are less immunogenic than other biologic therapeutics, they can still induce immune responses and cause allergies. It is important to evaluate the immunogenic and allergic potential of peptides before they are forwarded to the expensive stages of clinical trials...
February 14, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Martina Maywald, Fudi Wang, Lothar Rink
T helper (Th) 9 cells play a critical role in immune-mediated diseases, including allergic airway inflammation, autoimmune diseases, and cancer development. Thus, the promotion or suppression of Th9 cell differentiation, transcriptional control, and function is very important for a healthy immune system. Interestingly, T cell maturation, differentiation and function are highly dependent on the individuals' zinc status. This is especially seen in zinc deficient individuals as in the elderly population often suffering of autoimmunity and increased incidence of infections...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
Kaori Mukai, Mindy Tsai, Hirohisa Saito, Stephen J Galli
Mast cells are hematopoietic cells that reside in virtually all vascularized tissues and that represent potential sources of a wide variety of biologically active secreted products, including diverse cytokines and growth factors. There is strong evidence for important non-redundant roles of mast cells in many types of innate or adaptive immune responses, including making important contributions to immediate and chronic IgE-associated allergic disorders and enhancing host resistance to certain venoms and parasites...
March 2018: Immunological Reviews
Shruti Singh, Prashant Kumar Singh
Background: Drug therapy today is remarkably safe and efficacious. Still, some drugs - particularly anticancer drugs - are fraught with numerous adverse drug reactions (ADRs), severely jeopardizing quality of life of cancer patients. Fortunately, most of these ADRs are preventable provided adequate prophylactic drugs are administered along with chemotherapy. Aims: The aim of this study is to assess the pattern and impact of cytoprotective prophylactic drugs on anticancer ADRs in patients receiving cancer chemotherapy...
January 2018: Perspectives in Clinical Research
A Rigoni, M P Colombo, C Pucillo
Basophils, eosinophils and mast cells were first recognized by Paul Ehrlich in the late 19th century. These cells have common, but non-redundant roles, in the pathogenesis of allergic diseases and in the protection against parasites. Nevertheless, in virtue of their shared-adeptness to produce a huge variety of immunological mediators and express membrane-bound receptors, they are able to interact with immune and non-immune components of the tissue microenvironment, contributing to the regulation of tissue homeostasis and immune response while participating to further deregulation of tissues transforming into neoplasia...
February 7, 2018: Seminars in Immunology
Gaurav Agarwal, Sendhil Rajan, Sabaretnam Mayilvaganan, Anjali Mishra, Narendra Krishnani, Sanjay Gambhir
BACKGROUND: The current standard-of-care for surgical staging of the axilla in clinically node-negative (N0) early breast cancers is sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB), which requires expensive radiopharmaceuticals for efficacious results. In-house produced low-cost radiopharmaceuticals may be the solution and have shown efficacy in earlier observational/pilot studies. We compared SLNB using in-house prepared radiopharmaceutical (99m Tc-Antimony-colloid) versus commercially marketed radiopharmaceutical (99m Tc-Sulphur-colloid) in this prospective randomized study...
January 30, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
Julie Mariam Joshua, Salima Kd, Pavithran K, Meenu Vijayan
Introduction: ROS1 rearrangement has recently emerged as a new molecular subtype in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and is predominantly found in lung adenocarcinoma compared with other oncogenes such as EGFR, KRAS, or ALK. It has been identified in only 1% to 2% of NSCLC cases. Case Report: We report a case of 52-year-old man (nonsmoker) with a medical history of allergic rhinitis and bronchial asthma. Histopathologic examination of bronchoscopic-guided biopsy showed adenocarcinoma histology on September 2015...
2018: Clinical Medicine Insights. Case Reports
Sang-Yong Eom, Sanghyuk Bae, Ji-Ae Lim, Guen-Bae Kim, Seung-Do Yu, Yangho Kim, Hyun-Sul Lim, Bu-Soon Son, Domyung Paek, Yong-Dae Kim, Heon Kim, Mina Ha, Ho-Jang Kwon
Several epidemiological studies have reported an association between environmental pollution and various health conditions in individuals residing in industrial complexes. To evaluate the effects of pollution from industrial complex on human health, we performed a pooled analysis of environmental epidemiologic monitoring data for residents living near national industrial complexes in Korea. The respiratory and allergic symptoms and the prevalence of acute and chronic diseases, including cancer, were used as the outcome variables for health effects...
January 16, 2018: Environmental Health and Toxicology
Anisha Dubey, Laura Izakelian, Ehab A Ayaub, Lilian Ho, Kyle Stephenson, Steven Wong, Karen Kwofie, Richard C Austin, Fernando Botelho, Kjetil Ask, Carl D Richards
Arginase-1 (Arg-1)-expressing M2-like macrophages are associated with Th2-skewed immune responses, allergic airway pathology, ectopic B16 melanoma cancer growth in murine models, and can be induced by Oncostatin M (OSM) transient overexpression in vivo. Here, we compare OSM to the gp130-cytokine IL-6 in mediating macrophage polarization, and find that IL-6 overexpression alone (Ad vector, AdIL-6) did not induce Arg-1 protein in mouse lungs at day 7, nor ectopic melanoma tumor growth at day 14, in contrast to overexpression of OSM (AdOSM)...
November 27, 2017: Immunology and Cell Biology
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