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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916586/selaginella-uncinata-flavonoids-ameliorated-ovalbumin-induced-airway-inflammation-in-a-rat-model-of-asthma
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Bing Yu, Wei Cai, Huan-Huan Zhang, Yu-Sen Zhong, Jie Fang, Wen-You Zhang, Li Mo, Lu-Chen Wang, Chen-Huan Yu
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Selaginella uncinata (Desv.) Spring, known as "Cuiyuncao" is a perennial herb widely distributed in the Southeast Asian countries. In the folk medicine, the local minority commonly use it to treat cough and asthma for centuries. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study was carried out to investigate the protective mechanisms of total flavonoids from S. uncinata (SUF) on airway hyperresponsiveness, cytokine release and bitter taste receptors (T2Rs) signaling with emphasis on inflammatory responses in a rat model of ovalbumin (OVA)-induced asthma...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916086/-recombinant-adenovirus-type-5-does-not-aggravate-asthma-symptoms-in-a-mouse-model-of-ovalbumin-induced-asthma
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Zhengling Zhang, Yiling Zhang, Jing Han, Ping Lu, Lin Xu
Objective To explore the effect of recombinant adenovirus type 5 (rAd5) on a mouse model of ovalbumin (OVA)-induced asthma. Methods Sixty female C57BL/6 mice (6-8 weeks old and 18-20 g) were randomly divided into 4 groups: healthy control group, rAd5 control group, OVA asthma control group and OVA asthma group with rAd5 immunization. 15 mice in each group. The mice in the OVA asthma control group and the OVA asthma group with rAd5 immunization were sensitized by intraperitoneal injection of 50 μg OVA emulsified in 2 mg of aluminum potassium sulfate on day 0, 7 and 14; subsequently, the mice in the two groups were exposed to OVA aerosol challenge for 3 consecutive days (on day 42, 43 and 44)...
December 2016: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915170/optimization-of-substituted-imidazobenzodiazepines-as-novel-asthma-treatments
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Rajwana Jahan, Michael Rajesh Stephen, Gloria S Forkuo, Revathi Kodali, Margaret L Guthrie, Amanda N Nieman, Nina Y Yuan, Nicolas M Zahn, Michael M Poe, Guanguan Li, Olivia B Yu, Gene T Yocum, Charles W Emala, Douglas C Stafford, James M Cook, Leggy A Arnold
We describe the synthesis of analogs of XHE-III-74, a selective α4β3γ2 GABAAR ligand, shown to relax airway smooth muscle ex vivo and reduce airway hyperresponsiveness in a murine asthma model. To improve properties of this compound as an asthma therapeutic, a series of analogs with a deuterated methoxy group in place of methoxy group at C-8 position was evaluated for isotope effects in preclinical assays; including microsomal stability, cytotoxicity, and sensorimotor impairment. The deuterated compounds were equally or more metabolically stable than the corresponding non-deuterated analogs and increased sensorimotor impairment was observed for some deuterated compounds...
November 24, 2016: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904530/blockade-of-il-23-ameliorates-allergic-lung-inflammation-via-decreasing-the-infiltration-of-tc17-cells
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Sheng Cheng, Huilong Chen, Aili Wang, Hansvin Bunjhoo, Yong Cao, Jungang Xie, Yongjian Xu, Weining Xiong
INTRODUCTION: Tc17 cells are interleukin (IL)-17-producing CD8(+) T cells and have been found to participate in the development of allergic asthma. Interleukin-23 is a cytokine that may be involved in modulating the IL-17 response via Th17 cells. This study aimed to investigate whether IL-23 also has immunomodulatory effects on Tc17 cells. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An allergic asthmatic mouse model was induced by sensitizing and challenging with ovalbumin (OVA). Anti-IL-23 antibody was administered intratracheally before challenge to the OVA-induced asthmatic mouse model...
December 1, 2016: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896542/immunomodulatory-effects-of-adjuvants-cpg-mpla-and-bcg-on-the-derp2-induced-acute-asthma-at-early-life-in-an-animal-model-of-balb-c-mice
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V Mohammadi-Shahrokhi, A Rezaei, A Andalib, A Rahnama, A Jafarzadeh, N Eskandari
The Th1- and Treg cell-related immune responses play key roles in the modulation of Th2 cell-related allergic disorders. The aim was to evaluate the effects of CPG, MPLA, and BCG on the number of Th1-, Th2-, and Treg cell-related parameters in an animal model of asthma. BALB/c mice were divided into five groups and immunized subcutaneously (SC) on days 1, 15, and 22 with allergen Derp2. Three groups of mice were pretreated SC on days 0, 14, and 21 with CPG, CPG + MPLA, or CPG + BCG. All mice were then challenged intranasally with Derp2 on days 28-37...
November 28, 2016: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884341/propofol-inhibits-t-helper-cell-type-2-differentiation-by-inducing-apoptosis-via-activating-gamma-aminobutyric-acid-receptor
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Jingxia Meng, Xin Xin, Zhen Liu, Hao Li, Bo Huang, Yuguang Huang, Jing Zhao
BACKGROUND: Propofol has been shown to attenuate airway hyperresponsiveness in asthma patients. Our previous study showed that it may alleviate lung inflammation in a mouse model of asthma. Given the critical role of T-helper cell type-2 (Th2) differentiation in asthma pathology and the immunomodulatory role of the gamma-aminobutyric acid type A (GABAA) receptor, we hypothesized that propofol could alleviate asthma inflammation by inhibiting Th2 cell differentiation via the GABA receptor...
December 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876361/beneficial-effects-of-galectin-9-on-allergen-specific-sublingual-immunotherapy-in-a-dermatophagoides-farinae-induced-mouse-model%C3%A2-of-chronic-asthma
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Masaki Ikeda, Shigeki Katoh, Hiroki Shimizu, Akira Hasegawa, Katsuyo Ohashi-Doi, Mikio Oka
BACKGROUND: Allergen-specific sublingual immunotherapy is a potential disease-modifying treatment for allergic asthma. Galectin-9 (Gal-9), a β-galactoside-binding protein with various biologic effects, acts as an immunomodulator in excessive immunologic reactions by expanding regulatory T cells (Treg) and enhancing transforming growth factor (TGF)-β signaling. We investigated the efficacy of sublingually administered Gal-9 as an adjuvant to a specific allergen in a Dermatophagoides farinae (Df)-induced mouse model of chronic asthma...
November 19, 2016: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866296/intranasal-curcumin-inhibits-pulmonary-fibrosis-by-modulating-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-mmp-9-in-ovalbumin-induced-chronic-asthma
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Preeti S Chauhan, D Dash, Rashmi Singh
Pulmonary fibrosis is associated with irreversible, or partially reversible, airflow obstruction and ultimately unresponsiveness to asthma therapies such as corticosteroids. Intranasal curcumin, an anti-inflammatory molecule, has been found effective in allergic asthma. To study the effect of intranasal curcumin on airway remodeling and fibrosis in murine model of chronic asthma, BALB/c mice were sensitized to ovalbumin (OVA) and exposed to OVA aerosol (2%) from day 21 (after sensitization) for 5 weeks (twice/week)...
November 19, 2016: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857519/vitamin-e-effect-in-a-rat-model-of-toluene-diisocyanate-induced-asthma
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Andrea Daniela Muti, Alina Elena Pârvu, Leon Adrian Muti, Remus Moldovan, Adriana Mureşan
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The aim of the study was to evaluate vitamin E effect upon oxidative stress associated with toluene -2, 4-diisocyanate (TDI)-induced asthma in rats. METHODS: The five study groups were: control, vehicle, TDI, vehicle+E, TDI+E. TDI animals were sensitized by nasal administration of TDI 10% (5μl/nostril) between days 1-7 and 15-21. Between days 22-28 groups TDI+E and vehicle+E rats received vitamin E (50 mg/kg, i. v.), and control, vehicle and TDI groups received saline solution...
2016: Clujul Medical (1957)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854355/effects-of-asian-dust-particles-on-the-early-stage-antigen-induced-immune-response-of-asthma-in-nc-nga-mice
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Jun Kurai, Masanari Watanabe, Hiroyuki Sano, Degejirihu Hantan, Yuji Tohda, Eiji Shimizu
Asian dust (AD) can aggravate airway inflammation in asthma, but the association between AD and the development of asthma remains unclear. This study aimed to investigate the effects of AD on the early stage of antigen sensitization using a mouse model of asthma, as well as the role of leukotrienes (LTs) in antigen-induced airway inflammation potentiated by AD particles. NC/Nga mice were co-sensitized by intranasal instillation of AD particles and/or Dermatophagoides farinae (Df) for five consecutive days. Df-sensitized mice were stimulated with an intranasal Df challenge at seven days...
November 16, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847210/targeted-inhibition-of-six1-attenuates-allergic-airway-inflammation-and-remodeling-in-asthmatic-mice
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Zhao-Chuan Yang, Ming-Ji Yi, Yan-Chun Shan, Chong Wang, Ni Ran, Li-Ying Jin, Peng Fu, Xue-Ying Feng, Lei Xu, Zheng-Hai Qu
Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the airways, characterized by lung eosinophilia, mucus hypersecretion by goblet cells and airway hyperresponsiveness to inhaled allergens. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of Six1 on airway inflammation and remodeling and the underlying mechanisms in a murine model of chronic asthma. Female BALB/c mice were randomly divided into four groups: phosphate-buffered saline control, ovalbumin (OVA)-induced asthma group, OVA+siNC and OVA+siSix1. In this mice model, Six1 expression level was significantly elevated in OVA-induced asthma of mice...
November 12, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846830/overexpression-of-programmed-cell-death-5-in-a-mouse-model-of-ovalbumin-induced-allergic-asthma
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Xiaolin Diao, Juan Wang, Hong Zhu, Bei He
BACKGROUND: Programmed cell death 5 (PDCD5) was first identified as an apoptosis-promoting protein and involved in some autoimmune diseases and inflammatory processes. Our previous study demonstrated greater expression of serum PDCD5 in asthmatic patients than controls. This study aimed to further explore the significance of PDCD5 in mice with induced allergic asthma. METHODS: We divided 16 female mice into 2 groups: control (n = 8) and allergen (ovalbumin, OVA)-challenged mice (n = 8)...
November 15, 2016: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830033/anti-inflammatory-effects-of-boletus-edulis-polysaccharide-on-asthma-pathology
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Songquan Wu, Guangli Wang, Ruhui Yang, Yubao Cui
Asthma is a chronic airway disease common around the world. The burden of this disease could be reduced with new and effective treatments. Here, the efficacy of a polysaccharide extract from the Boletus edulis (BEP) mushroom, which has demonstrated anti-inflammatory properties, was tested in a mouse model of asthma. Five groups of BaLB/C mice were developed; one group served as a control and did not have asthma induction. The other four groups of mice were sensitized by ovalbumin challenge. FinePointe™ RC animal airway resistance and pulmonary compliance was used to assess airway function in asthma models...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826959/inhibitory-effects-of-resveratrol-on-airway-remodeling-by-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-smad-signaling-pathway-in-chronic-asthma-model
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Hwa Young Lee, In Kyoung Kim, Hyoung Kyu Yoon, Soon Suk Kwon, Chin Kook Rhee, Sook Young Lee
PURPOSE: Asthma is a chronic airway disease characterized by airway remodeling, leading to a progressive decline in lung function. Therapeutic agents that attenuate airway remodeling can complement the limited effects of traditional glucocorticoids. In this study, we investigated the effect of resveratrol on allergic airway inflammation and remodeling in a murine model of chronic bronchial asthma. METHODS: Peribronchial smooth muscle thickening that developed in mice challenged with a 3-month repeated exposure to ovalbumin (OVA) was used to study airway remodeling...
January 2017: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825045/therapeutic-effects-of-rosmarinic-acid-on-airway-responses-in-a-murine-model-of-asthma
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Zhengmin Liang, Haiying Nie, Yangfeng Xu, Jianbo Peng, Yun Zeng, Yingyi Wei, Xuemei Wen, Jiaming Qiu, Weiting Zhong, Xuming Deng, Jiakang He
Rosmarinic acid (RA) is an active component of a traditional Chinese herbal medicine. Previously, we reported that RA exerted a strong anti-inflammatory effect in a mouse acute lung injury model. Therefore, we hypothesized that RA might also have potential therapeutic effects in a murine model of asthma. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the anti-asthmatic activity of RA and explored its possible molecular mechanisms of action. Female BALB/c mice that had been sensitized to and challenged with ovalbumin (Ova) were treated with RA (20mg/kg) 1h after challenge...
November 5, 2016: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817805/looking-beyond-cigarettes-are-ontario-adolescents-with-asthma-less-likely-to-smoke-e-cigarettes-marijuana-waterpipes-or-tobacco-cigarettes
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Kristian Larsen, Guy E J Faulkner, Angela Boak, Hayley A Hamilton, Robert E Mann, Hyacinth M Irving, Teresa To
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this paper is to examine whether high school students in Ontario with asthma smoke cigarettes, waterpipes, marijuana or e-cigarettes more or less than those without asthma. METHODS: The 2013 Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey provides self-report data on tobacco cigarettes, waterpipes, marijuana and e-cigarette smoking and asthma rates from 109 high schools in Ontario, Canada. Individual and social characteristics were also collected...
November 2016: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815255/chronic-allergic-pulmonary-inflammation-is-aggravated-in-angiotensin-1-7-mas-receptor-knockout-mice
#17
Giselle Santos Magalhães, Maria da Glória Rodrigues-Machado, Daisy Motta-Santos, Natalia Alenina, Michael Bader, Robson Augusto Souza Santos, Luciola S Barcelos, Maria José Campagnole-Santos
Angiotensin-(1-7) [Ang-(1-7)]/Mas receptor pathway is currently recognized as a counterbalancing mechanism of the renin-angiotensin system in different pathophysiological conditions. We have previously described that treatment with Ang-(1-7) attenuates lung inflammation and remodeling in an experimental model of asthma. In the present study, we investigated whether lack of Mas receptor could alter the inflammatory response in a model of chronic allergic lung inflammation induced by ovalbumin (OVA). MasWT and MasKO mice were subjected to 4 doses of OVA (20µg/mice, i...
November 4, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803782/inactivated-mycobacterium-phlei-inhalation-ameliorates-allergic-asthma-through-modulating-the-balance-of-cd4-cd25-regulatory-t-and-th17-cells-in-mice
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Moyu Ming, Zhixi Luo, Shengqiu Lv, Qixiang Sun, Chaoqian Li
OBJECTIVES: Th2 response is related to the aetiology of asthma, but the underlying mechanism is unclear. To address this point, the effect of nebulized inhalation of inactivated Mycobacterium phlei on modulation of asthmatic airway inflammation was investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 24 male BALB/c mice were randomly divided into three groups: control group (Group A), asthma model group (Group B), and the medicated asthma model group (Group C). Group B and C were sensitized and challenged with ovalbumin (OVA)...
September 2016: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795621/ccr9-is-a-key-regulator-of-early-phases-of-allergic-airway-inflammation
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C López-Pacheco, G Soldevila, G Du Pont, R Hernández-Pando, E A García-Zepeda
Airway inflammation is the most common hallmark of allergic asthma. Chemokine receptors involved in leukocyte recruitment are closely related to the pathology in asthma. CCR9 has been described as a homeostatic and inflammatory chemokine receptor, but its role and that of its ligand CCL25 during lung inflammation remain unknown. To investigate the role of CCR9 as a modulator of airway inflammation, we established an OVA-induced allergic inflammation model in CCR9-deficient mice. Here, we report the expression of CCR9 and CCL25 as early as 6 hours post-OVA challenge in eosinophils and T-lymphocytes...
2016: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787629/lymphangiogenesis-in-rat-asthma-model
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Aigul Moldobaeva, John Jenkins, Qiong Zhong, Elizabeth M Wagner
Although bronchial angiogenesis has been well documented in allergic asthma, lymphangiogenesis has not been widely studied. Therefore, we evaluated changes in lung lymphatics in a rat model of allergen-induced asthma using house dust mite (Der p 1; 100 μg/challenge). Additionally, properties of isolated lung lymphatic endothelial cells (CD45(-), CD141(+), LYVE-1(+), Prox-1(+)) were studied in vitro. Three weeks after the onset of intranasal allergen exposure (twice-weekly), an increase in the number of lung lymphatic vessels was measured (34% increase) by lung morphometry...
October 27, 2016: Angiogenesis
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