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Hyperreactive Airway

Akane Tanaka, Venkata Sita Rama Raju Allam, Jennifer Simpson, Natalia Tiberti, Jenna Shiels, Joyce To, Maria Lund, Valery Combes, Sinead Weldon, Cliff Taggart, John P Dalton, Simon Phipps, Maria B Sukkar, Sheila Donnelly
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March 6, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Christina Li-Ping Thio, Po-Yu Chi, Alan Chuan-Ying Lai, Ya-Jen Chang
BACKGROUND: Allergic asthma is characterized airway hyperreactivity (AHR) and inflammation driven by aberrant TH 2 response. Type 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) are a critical source of TH 2 cytokines IL-5 and IL-13 which promote acute asthma exacerbation. Short chain fatty acids (SCFAs) have been shown to attenuate T cell-mediated allergic airway inflammation. Their role in the regulation of ILC2-driven AHR and lung inflammation, however, remains unknown. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the immunomodulatory role of SCFAs in the regulation of ILC2-induced AHR and airway inflammation and delineated the mechanism involved...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Giorgio Ciprandi, Irene Schiavetti, Fabio L M Ricciardolo
BACKGROUND: Asthma is characterized by airway inflammation and bronchial hyperreactivity. It is conceived that aging may affect asthma characteristics, but this issue is still not completely clarified in clinical practice. OBJECTIVE: The present study investigated whether aging may affect some clinical and functional factors in outpatients with asthma visited in a real-world setting, such as clinical practice. METHODS: Globally, 391 outpatients (163 males, median age 47 years) with asthma were consecutively evaluated...
March 2018: Respiratory Medicine
Leah R Reznikov, David K Meyerholz, Shin-Ping Kuan, Maria V Guevara, Kalina R Atanasova, Mahmoud H Abou Alaiwa
Airway hyperreactivity is a hallmark feature of asthma and can be precipitated by airway insults, such as ozone exposure or viral infection. A proposed mechanism linking airway insults to airway hyperreactivity is augmented cholinergic transmission. In the current study, we tested the hypothesis that acute potentiation of cholinergic transmission is sufficient to induce airway hyperreactivity. We atomized the cholinergic agonist bethanechol to neonatal piglets and forty-eight hours later measured airway resistance...
January 29, 2018: Lung
Marcin Kurowski, Janusz Jurczyk, Sylwia Moskwa, Marzanna Jarzębska, Hubert Krysztofiak, Marek L Kowalski
Introduction: Regular training modulates airway inflammation and modifies susceptibility to respiratory infections. The impact of exercise and ambient conditions on airway hyperreactivity and innate immunity has not been well studied. We aimed to assess exercise-related symptoms, lung function, airway hyperresponsiveness and innate immunity proteins in relation to meteorological conditions and exercise load in competitive athletes. Material and methods: Thirty-six speed skaters were assessed during winter (WTP) and summer (STP) periods...
January 2018: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
Sofie Van Den Broucke, Lore Pollaris, Greetje Vande Velde, Erik Verbeken, Benoit Nemery, Jeroen Vanoirbeek, Peter Hoet
Inhalation of commonly present irritants, such as chlorine and chlorine derivatives, can cause adverse respiratory effects, including irritant-induced asthma (IIA). We hypothesize that due to airway barrier impairment, exposure to hypochlorite (ClO-) can result in airway hypersensitivity. C57Bl/6 mice received an intra-peritoneal (i.p.) injection of the airway damaging agent naphthalene (NA, 200 mg/kg body weight) or vehicle (mineral oil, MO). In vivo micro-computed tomography (CT) images of the lungs were acquired before and at regular time points after the i...
January 24, 2018: Archives of Toxicology
Najla Fiaturi, Joshua W Russo, Heber C Nielsen, John J Castellot
Lung immaturity is the major cause of morbidity and mortality in premature infants, especially those born <28 weeks of gestation. These infants are at high risk of developing respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), a lung disease caused by insufficient surfactant production and immaturity of saccular/alveolar type II epithelial cells in the lung. RDS treatment includes oxygen and respiratory support that improve survival but also increase the risk for bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), a chronic lung disease characterized by arrested alveolarization, airway hyperreactivity, and pulmonary hypertension...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
Natalie Eva Nieuwenhuizen, Frank Kirstein, Jennifer Claire Hoving, Frank Brombacher
The precise mechanisms leading to development of T helper type (Th)2-driven allergic responses are unknown. We aimed to determine how IL-4 receptor alpha (IL-4Rα) signaling on CD11c+ cells influences allergen-induced Th2 responses in mice. CD11ccreIL-4Rα-/l°x mice, deficient in IL-4Rα on dendritic cells and alveolar macrophages, were compared to IL-4Rα-/l°x littermate controls in models of allergic airway disease induced by OVA/alum, OVA alone or house dust mite. Cytokine responses, eosinophil and neutrophil infiltration into the lungs, airway hyperreactivity and mucus hypersecretion were evaluated after allergen challenge...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
Chloé Michaudel, Claire Mackowiak, Isabelle Maillet, Louis Fauconnier, Cezmi Akdis, Milena Sokolowska, Anita Dreher, Hern-Tze Tina Tan, Valérie F Quesniaux, Bernhard Ryffel, Dieudonnée Togbe
BACKGROUND: IL-33 plays critical role in the regulation of tissue homeostasis, injury and repair. Whether IL-33 regulates neutrophil recruitment and function independently of airways hyperresponsiveness (AHR) in ozone induced lung injury and inflammation is unclear. OBJECTIVE: To examine the role of IL-33/ST2 axis in lung inflammation upon acute ozone exposure in mice. METHODS: ST2 and IL-33 deficient mice, IL-33-citrine reporter and C57BL/6 (WT) mice underwent a single ozone exposure (1 ppm for 1h) in all studies...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Kenneth R Eyring, Brent S Pedersen, Kenneth N Maclean, Sally P Stabler, Ivana V Yang, David A Schwartz
RATIONALE: Environmental exposures strongly influence the development and progression of asthma. We have previously demonstrated that mice exposed to a diet enriched with methyl donors during vulnerable periods of fetal development can enhance the heritable risk of allergic airway disease through epigenetic changes. There is conflicting evidence on the role of folate (one of the primary methyl donors) in modifying allergic airway disease. OBJECTIVES: We hypothesized that blocking folate metabolism through the loss of methylene-tetrahydrofolate reductase (Mthfr) activity would reduce the allergic airway disease phenotype through epigenetic mechanisms...
2018: PloS One
Sally A Abuelezz
An experimental model of ovalbumin (OVA) induced asthma was used to assess the effects of nebivolol, the third-generation selective β1-adrenergic receptor blocker, on airway reactivity, lung inflammation, and oxidative stress markers. The asthma induction protocol was done by OVA sensitization and challenge. Guinea pigs were classified into control, asthmatic, or asthmatic receiving nebivolol either 7.5 or 15 mg·kg-1·day-1 orally. At the end of the study respiratory, the anti-inflammatory and antioxidative effects of nebivolol were assessed...
January 10, 2018: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
Aruni Jha, Min H Ryu, O O Ojo, Hilary J Bews, Jules C Carlson, Jacquie Schwartz, Sujata Basu, Charles S Wong, Andrew J Halayko
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Systemically delivered statins can blunt airway inflammation in ovalbumin-challenged mice; however, in asthma clinical trials the beneficial effects of introducing oral statins are not compelling. We aim to reconcile this discrepancy using a clinically relevant murine model of allergic asthma, and by including a prophylactic study arm. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Adult mice were: 1) challenged with house dust mite (HDM) alone or with subcutaneous (s...
January 10, 2018: British Journal of Pharmacology
Xulong Cai, Mali Lin, Shan Cao, Yunguang Liu, Na Lin
Asthma is a common, heterogeneous chronic respiratory disease characterized by chronic inflammation of the airway, airway hyperreactivity, and airway remodeling. The RAR-related orphan receptor A (RORA) gene has been identified for the pathogenesis of asthma. The purpose of this research was to investigate the relationship between RORA gene polymorphisms and asthma susceptibility in the Chinese Zhuang population. This was a case-control study including 231 children with asthma and 343 healthy controls. The RORA gene polymorphisms were measured by the polymerase chain reaction-ligase detection reaction genotyping assays and confirmed by sequencing...
December 28, 2017: Annals of Human Genetics
Hualiang Jin, Limin Wang, Bei Li, Cui Cai, Jian Ye, Junbo Xia, Shenglin Ma
Astragaloside IV (AS-IV), a main active constituent of Astragalus membranaceus , has been confirmed to have antiasthmatic effects. However, it remained unclear whether the beneficial effects of AS-IV on asthma were attributed to the mTOR inhibition; this issue was the focus of the present work. BALB/c mice were sensitized and challenged with ovalbumin followed with 3 weeks of rest/recovery and then reexposure to ovalbumin. AS-IV was administrated during the time of rest and reexposure. The characteristic features of allergic asthma, including airway hyperreactivity, histopathology, cytokines (IL-4, IL-5, IL-13, IL-17, and INF- γ ), and CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ Treg cells in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF), and downstream proteins of mTORC1/2 signaling were examined...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
G Morán, B Uberti, A Ortloff, H Folch
Neutrophils are the predominant inflammatory cells that infiltrate airways during acute exacerbation of asthma. The importance of A. fumigatus sensitization, and IgE response in the airways in patients with acute asthma is unclear. Rockefeller (RK) mice were sensitized with A. fumigatus extract protein. The animals were subsequently challenged with different degrees of A. fumigatus contamination in the cage bedding. All groups of mice were euthanized to obtain bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) for cytological and Elisa assays, and lung tissue for histological analysis...
December 7, 2017: Journal de Mycologie Médicale
J-H Zhang, Y-P Chen, X Yang, C-Q Li
Vitamin D (25(OH)D3) is an essential nutrient that plays a role in the immune system. Serum 25(OH)D3 is found to be associated with asthma. However, the role of vitamin D in obese asthma remains unclear. Therefore, we investigated the association between vitamin D levels and asthma outcomes in a murine model of obese asthma. We also evaluated NLRP3 inflammasome activity in the pathogenesis of obese asthma. We divided 20 male Balb/c mice (3-4 weeks old) into 4 groups: normal control, asthma, obese, and obese asthma and developed an obese asthma mouse model...
November 13, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
Carlo Cavaliere, Simonetta Masieri, Franco Cavaliere
Capsaicin (8-methyl-N-vanillyl-6-nonenamide) is the substance responsible of the irritation caused by the contact of chili peppers with the skin or mucous membranes. This protoalkaloid acts by stimulating the transient receptor potential cation channel subfamily V member 1 (TRPV1), which is mainly expressed by nociceptive fibers of peripheral sensory neurons, but is also present in the central nervous system, and in some non-neuronal cells. Following the initial, intense neuronal excitation, a brief refractory period occurs...
November 17, 2017: Current Drug Targets
Sara L Coleman, Odette M Shaw
Allergic asthma is a chronic inflammatory lung disease characterized by sensitization of the airways, and the development of immunoglobulin E antibodies, to benign antigens. The established pathophysiology of asthma includes recurrent lung epithelial inflammation, excessive mucus production, bronchial smooth muscle hyperreactivity, and chronic lung tissue remodeling, resulting in reversible airflow restriction. Immune cells, including eosinophils and the recently characterized type 2 innate lymphoid cells, infiltrate into the lung tissue as part of the inflammatory response in allergic asthma...
December 13, 2017: Food & Function
Inge Kortekaas Krohn, Ina Callebaut, Yeranddy A Alpizar, Brecht Steelant, Laura Van Gerven, Per Stahl Skov, Ahmad Kasran, Karel Talavera, Mira M Wouters, Jan L Ceuppens, Sven F Seys, Peter W Hellings
BACKGROUND: Nasal hyperreactivity (NHR) is an important clinical feature of allergic rhinitis (AR). The efficacy of MP29-02 (azelastine hydrochloride (AZE) and fluticasone propionate (FP)) nasal spray on local inflammatory mediators and NHR in AR is unknown. We tested if MP29-02 decreases inflammatory mediators and NHR in AR and if this effect is due to restoration of nasal epithelial barrier function. METHODS: A 4-week double-blinded placebo-controlled trial with MP29-02 treatment was conducted in 28 patients with house dust mite (HDM) AR...
November 9, 2017: Allergy
Alex KleinJan, Irma Tindemans, Jeffrey E Montgomery, Melanie Lukkes, Marjolein J W de Bruijn, Menno van Nimwegen, Ingrid Bergen, Raymond E Moellering, Henk C Hoogsteden, Louis Boon, Derk Amsen, R W Hendriks
BACKGROUND: The Notch signaling pathway has been implicated in the pathogenesis of allergic airway inflammation. Targeting the active Notch transactivation complex by using the cell-permeable, hydrocarbon-stapled synthetic peptide stapled α-helical peptide derived from mastermind-like 1 (SAHM1) resulted in genome-wide suppression of Notch-activated genes in leukemic cells and other models. However, the efficacy of SAHM1 in allergic asthma models has remained unexplored. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the therapeutic efficacy of SAHM1 in a house dust mite (HDM)-driven asthma model...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
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