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Rubaba Hamid Shafique, Shamim Akhter, Shahid Abbas, Muhammad Ismail
This study is the first report on the epidemiological status of house dust mite (HDM) allergy in Pothwar, Pakistan. Allergy data of 2087 symptomatic patients were obtained, of whom 1706 (81.7%) patients were skin-prick-test positive for HDM allergens. This percentage was significantly higher than for pollen and food allergens. In the results of this study Dermatophagoides farinae (61%) and D. pteronyssinus (29%) were the predominant species in the study area. Besides these pyroglyphids, predatory Cheyletus sp...
March 10, 2018: Experimental & Applied Acarology
Li-Fen Yang, Liang-Ming Cai, Ming Li, Jin-Tao Liu, Zhao-Ni Wang, Wei-Hao Wang, Qin-Tai Yang, Zhuang-Gui Chen
Objective: To investigate the alterative spectrum and trends of aeroallergens sensitization in children with allergic rhinitis (AR) in Guangzhou, China in the past 10 years. Participants and methods: In this retrospective study, 4,111 children with complaints of nasal hyper-reactivity who visited the Pediatric Department and/or Otolaryngology Department from January 2007 to November 2016 were enrolled. Serum specific immunoglobulin E was measured and positive detection was made in 3,328 patients, who were, therefore, diagnosed with AR...
2018: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
F Nicole Dijk, Chengjian Xu, Erik Melén, Anne-Elie Carsin, Asish Kumar, Ilja M Nolte, Olena Gruzieva, Goran Pershagen, Neomi S Grotenboer, Olga E M Savenije, Josep Maria Antó, Iris Lavi, Carlota Dobaño, Jean Bousquet, Pieter van der Vlies, Ralf J P van der Valk, Johan C de Jongste, Martijn C Nawijn, Stefano Guerra, Dirkje S Postma, Gerard H Koppelman
Interleukin-1 receptor-like 1 ( IL1RL1 ) is an important asthma gene. (Epi)genetic regulation of IL1RL1 protein expression has not been established. We assessed the association between IL1RL1 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), IL1RL1 methylation and serum IL1RL1-a protein levels, and aimed to identify causal pathways in asthma.Associations of IL1RL1 SNPs with asthma were determined in the Dutch Asthma Genome-wide Association Study cohort and three European birth cohorts, BAMSE (Children/Barn, Allergy, Milieu, Stockholm, an Epidemiological survey), INMA (Infancia y Medio Ambiente) and PIAMA (Prevention and Incidence of Asthma and Mite Allergy), participating in the Mechanisms of the Development of Allergy study...
March 2018: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
Matthew C Altman, Elizabeth Whalen, Alkis Togias, George T O'Connor, Leonard B Bacharier, Gordon R Bloomberg, Meyer Kattan, Robert A Wood, Scott Presnell, Petra LeBeau, Katy Jaffee, Cynthia M Visness, William W Busse, James E Gern
BACKGROUND: Childhood asthma in inner city populations is a major public health burden and understanding early life immune mechanisms that promote asthma onset is key to disease prevention. Children who develop asthma demonstrate a high prevalence of aeroallergen sensitization and T helper 2 (Th2)-type inflammation, however the early life immune events that lead to Th2 skewing and disease development are unknown. OBJECTIVE: We sought to use RNA sequencing of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) collected at age 2 to determine networks of immune responses that occur in children who develop allergy and asthma...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Pattraporn Satitsuksanoa, Anna Głobińska, Kirstin Jansen, Willem van de Veen, Mübeccel Akdis
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: During the past few decades, modified allergens have been developed for use in allergen-specific immunotherapy (AIT) with the aim to improve efficacy and reduce adverse effects. This review aims to provide an overview of the different types of modified allergens, their mechanism of action and their potential for improving AIT. RECENT FINDINGS: In-depth research in the field of allergen modifications as well as the advance of recombinant DNA technology have paved the way for improved diagnosis and research on human allergic diseases...
February 16, 2018: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
Styliana Vasileiadou, Göran Wennergren, Frida Strömberg Celind, Nils Åberg, Rolf Pettersson, Bernt Alm, Emma Goksör
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of allergic rhinitis has increased, but the cause of this rise is partly unknown. Our aim was to analyse the prevalence, risk factors, and protective factors for allergic rhinitis in 12-year-old Swedish children. METHODS: Data were collected from a prospective, longitudinal cohort study of children born in western Sweden in 2003. The parents answered questionnaires when the children were 6 months to 12 years. The response rate at 12 years was 76% (3637/4777) of the questionnaires distributed...
February 15, 2018: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
Lukas Steinegger, Stephan Regenass, Lucas M Bachmann, Elsbeth Probst, Urs C Steiner
Background: Atopic allergy is a widespread disease with increasing prevalence in the second half of the twentieth century and is most often associated with clinical symptoms, like rhinoconjunctivitis, asthma or eczema. This study explored the prevalence of atopy and polysensitization in nine cohorts of Swiss medical students during the period of 2007-2015. Furthermore, the self-reported allergic symptoms, such as rhinoconjunctivitis, asthma and eczema, among students with and without atopy were assessed...
2018: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
Hendrik Nolte, David I Bernstein, Gordon L Sussman, Bodil Svanholm Fogh, Susan Lu, Bernt Husøy, Harold S Nelson
BACKGROUND: It has been recommended that sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) safety be assessed using solicited adverse event (AE) collection methods. OBJECTIVES: To describe the impact on the safety profile of SQ house dust mite (HDM) SLIT-tablet (12 SQ-HDM dose) when pre-specified local application site reactions were solicited vs unsolicited, and discuss ramifications of AE solicitation. METHODS: Subjects were randomized to daily 12 SQ-HDM or placebo for up to 52 weeks in 4 double-blinded, multicenter trials...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
Julfreser Sinurat, Iris Rengganis, Cleopas Martin Rumende, Kuntjoro Harimurti
Background: Asthma and allergic rhinitis are a global health burden. Inhalant allergens worsen the symptoms and clinical manifestations of asthma and allergic rhinitis. Skin prick test is the gold standard for diagnosing allergen sensitization but is associated with some limitations. In contrast, in vitro serum-specific immunoglobulin E (SSIgE) test is convenient and is not associated with an anaphylactic risk. Objective: The present study compared the accuracy of the SSIgE test by using microfluidic array enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) with that of the skin prick test for diagnosing inhalant allergen sensitization in patients with asthma and/or allergic rhinitis...
January 2018: Asia Pacific Allergy
Dalgys Martínez, Jose Fernando Cantillo, Helber Herazo, Judith Wortmann, Walter Keller, Luis Caraballo, Leonardo Puerta L
BACKGROUND: Sensitization to allergens of the house dust mites Dermatophagoides pteronyssinnus and Blomia tropicalis is an important risk factor for asthma and allergic diseases. Allergen-specific immunotherapy is currently based on natural allergen extracts, however, in the last years recombinant allergens with different modifications have shown promising immunological properties that may be advantageously applied for developing novel allergy vaccines. METHODS: A hybrid molecule (MAVAC-BD-2) containing epitopes of B...
February 3, 2018: Immunology Letters
Chi Liu, Lin Yuan, Yizhou Zou, Ming Yang, Yu Chen, Xiangping Qu, Huijun Liu, Jianxin Jiang, Yang Xiang, Xiaoqun Qin
Airway epithelial cells play a significant role in the pathogenesis of asthma. Although the structural and functional defects of airway epithelial cells have been postulated to increase asthma susceptibility and exacerbate asthma severity, the mechanism and implication of these defects remain uncertain. Integrin β4 (ITGB4) is a structural adhesion molecule that is downregulated in the airway epithelium of asthma patients. In this study, we demonstrated that ITGB4 deficiency leads to severe allergy-induced airway inflammation and airway hyper-responsiveness (AHR) in mice...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
Marie McGee Hargrove, Samantha J Snow, Robert W Luebke, Charles E Wood, Jonathan Krug, Q Todd Krantz, Charly King, Carey Copeland, Shaun D McCullough, Kymberly M Gowdy, Urmila Kodavanti, M Ian Gilmour, Stephen Gavett
Air pollution is a diverse and dynamic mixture of gaseous and particulate matter, limiting our understanding of associated adverse health outcomes. The biological effects of two simulated smog atmospheres (SA) with different compositions but similar air quality health indexes were compared in a non-obese diabetic rat model (Goto-Kakizaki, GK) and three mouse immune models (house dust mite (HDM) allergy, antibody response to heat-killed pneumococcus, and resistance to influenza A infection). In GK rats, both SA-PM (high particulate matter) and SA-O3 (high ozone) decreased cholesterol levels immediately after a 4-hour exposure, whereas only SA-O3 increased airflow limitation...
January 31, 2018: Environmental Science & Technology
Yu Ting He, Paul J Christos, William R Reisacher
BACKGROUND: The pathogenesis of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is currently unknown, but evidence suggests that allergic sensitization to food and airborne allergens may play a key role. This retrospective study examines the rate of sensitization to both food and airborne allergens in EoE patients, and compares their sensitivity patterns to control groups. METHODS: We identified 103 patients with a diagnosis of EoE via esophageal eosinophilia (≥15 eosinophils/high-power field [hpf]), who had undergone comprehensive food and/or airborne allergen testing through either skin or in vitro methods...
January 30, 2018: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
Y Song, J Long, T Wang, J Xie, M Wang, G Tan
OBJECTIVES: To observe the five-year efficacy of standardised specific subcutaneous immunotherapy for house dust mite allergy in monosensitised and polysensitised children with persistent allergic rhinitis. METHODS: From January 2007 to August 2009, 236 children with persistent allergic rhinitis were divided into 2 groups: 1 group received standardised specific subcutaneous immunotherapy using house dust mite extract; the other received pharmacotherapy with intranasal corticosteroids and oral antihistamines...
January 28, 2018: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
Lilei Wang, Ying Zhou, Yubao Cui
Airway epithelium cells are the first line of defense against airborne allergens. When cultured, epithelial cells can be exposed to various allergens, providing an ideal model to investigate allergic disorders. This study sought to characterize the profile of long noncoding (lnc) RNAs, which can regulate gene expression and exert functions in diverse cellular processes, in airway epithelial cells exposed to house dust mite allergens. NCI-H292 cells were exposed to house dust mite extract for 24 h. RNA expression was profiled in exposed and unexposed cells...
January 2018: International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology
Agus Joko Susanto, Iris Rengganis, Cleopas M Rumende, Kuntjoro Harimurti
BACKGROUND: house dust mites (HDM) are an important inhalant allergen in allergic asthma. However, molecular diagnostic study of specific IgE to HDM allergens has not been done in Indonesia. In addition, the association of quantitative specific IgE measurement with asthma severity has not been investigatedd. This study aimed to investigate the difference of serum quantitative specific IgE levels induced by Dermatophagoides (D.) pteronyssinus, D. farinae and Blomia tropicalis sensitization in intermittent and persistent allergic asthma...
October 2017: Acta Medica Indonesiana
M Curin, T Garmatiuk, Y Resch-Marat, K W Chen, G Hofer, K Fauland, W Keller, W Hemmer, S Vrtala, M Focke-Tejkl, R Valenta
BACKGROUND: Due to high IgE recognition frequency and high allergenic activity, Der p 5 and Der p 21 are clinically important house dust mite (HDM) allergens. The objective of this study was to characterise the immunodominant IgE epitopes of Der p 5 and Der p 21 responsible for their high allergenic activity. METHODS: A panel of 12 overlapping peptides spanning the Der p 5 and Der p 21 sequence were synthesized to search for sequential IgE epitopes by direct testing for allergic patients ' IgE reactivity...
January 10, 2018: Allergy
Hamid Akbarshahi, Mandy Menzel, Sangeetha Ramu, Irma Mahmutovic Persson, Leif Bjermer, Lena Uller
BACKGROUND: Impaired antiviral interferon expression may be involved in asthma exacerbations commonly caused by rhinovirus infections. Allergy is a known risk factor for viral-induced asthma exacerbation, but little is known whether allergens may affect interferon responses. OBJECTIVE: Our hypothesis is that house dust mite (HDM) impairs viral stimulus-induced antiviral signalling. METHODS: Experimental asthma exacerbations were produced in vitro in human bronchial epithelial cells (HBECs) and in mice by using sequential challenges with HDM and a viral infection mimic, Poly(I:C)...
January 10, 2018: Allergy
Laure Castan, Marie-Aude Cheminant, Luc Colas, Sophie Brouard, Antoine Magnan, Grégory Bouchaud
BACKGROUND: The mechanisms of the atopic march, characterized by a natural progression from food and cutaneous allergies to rhinitis and asthma, are still unknown. However, as several organs can be involved, chemokines and their receptors might be implicated in this process and may be instrumental factors. OBJECTIVES: We hypothesized that the T-cell gut-homing receptor CCR9 could be implicated in the evolution of allergic diseases. METHODS: We characterized the immune response and the role of CCR9 in a murine model combining food allergy to wheat gliadin and a model of acute airways inflammation in response to house dust mite...
January 9, 2018: Allergy
Jacob E Kuperstock, Nicholas Pritchard, Michal Horný, Christopher C Xiao, Christopher D Brook, Michael P Platt
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: The etiology and risk factors for angioedema remain poorly understood with causative triggers often going undiagnosed despite repeated reactions. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between inhalant allergen sensitization and angioedema. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients who had in vitro inhalant allergy testing from 2006 to 2010 was performed. Patients with a diagnosis of angioedema who underwent inhalant allergy testing were identified...
December 27, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
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