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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337267/exploration-of-the-effect-of-probiotics-supplementation-on-intestinal-microbiota-of-food-allergic-mice
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Bo Yang, Liang Xiao, Sheng Liu, Xiaoyu Liu, Yan Luo, Qiongmei Ji, Pingchang Yang, Zhigang Liu
Environmental factor-induced alterations in intestinal microbiota have been demonstrated to be associated with increasing prevalence of food allergy. However, it is not clear to what extent oral administration of probiotics can affect gut microbiota composition, thus inhibiting food allergy development. Using ovalbumin (OVA)-sensitized murine model, it was demonstrated that probiotics ameliorated allergic symptoms, including reducing OVA specific-IgE, and -IgG1 levels in the serum, Th2 cytokines release in spleen, and occurrence of diarrhea...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337229/allergic-enteritis-in-children
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REVIEW
Mieczysława Czerwionka-Szaflarska, Ewa Łoś-Rycharska, Julia Gawryjołek
The gastrointestinal form of food allergy is very common in children. The most frequently observed types are allergic proctitis and proctocolitis. In most cases the symptoms subside within the first 2 months of life. The babies seem healthy, and the only abnormality is a small amount of blood in stool. Symptoms can also include small intestine inflammation and colitis. Patients may present with irritability, abdominal pain, flatulence, colic, postprandial vomiting, chronic diarrhoea, and hindered physical development...
2017: Przegla̜d Gastroenterologiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330529/highlight-on-bottlenecks-in-food-allergen-analysis-detection-and-quantification-by-mass-spectrometry
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Mélanie Planque, Thierry Arnould, Patricia Renard, Philippe Delahaut, Marc Dieu, Nathlie Gillard
Food laboratories have developed methods for testing allergens in foods. The efficiency of qualitative and quantitativemethods is of prime importance in protecting allergic populations. Unfortunately, food laboratories encounter barriers to developing efficient methods. Bottlenecks include the lack of regulatory thresholds, delays in the emergence of reference materials and guidelines, and the need to detect processed allergens. In this study, ultra-HPLC coupled to tandem MS was used to illustrate difficulties encountered in determining method performances...
February 9, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328103/characterization-of-maize-chitinase-a-a-tough-allergenic-molecule
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Mariateresa Volpicella, Claudia Leoni, Immacolata Fanizza, Marco Distaso, Guido Leoni, Laura Farioli, Todd Naumann, Elide Pastorello, Luigi Ruggiero Ceci
BACKGROUND: Food allergies are recognized as an increasing health concern. They are caused by specific proteins called food allergens. Proteins commonly identified as food allergens tend to have one of about 30 different biochemical activities. This leads to the assumption that food allergens must have specific structural features which causes their allergenicity. But these structural features are not completely understood. Uncovering the structural basis of allergenicity would allow improved diagnosis and therapy of allergies and would provide insights for safer food production...
March 22, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326616/high-prevalence-of-sensitization-to-gibberellin-regulated-protein-peamaclein-in-fruit-allergies-with-negative-immunoglobulin-e-reactivity-to-bet-v-1-homologs-and-profilin-clinical-pattern-causative-fruits-and-cofactor-effect-of-gibberellin-regulated-protein
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Naoko Inomata, Mami Miyakawa, Michiko Aihara
Gibberellin-regulated protein (GRP) is a new allergen in peach allergy, with an amino acid sequence very well conserved through several botanical species. We investigated the allergenicity of GRP in fruit allergies other than peaches and identified the clinical characteristics of fruit allergy patients with GRP sensitization. One hundred consecutive Japanese patients with fruit allergies were enrolled in the present study. To identify the features of GRP sensitization, we selected patients with negative ImmunoCAP results for Bet v 1 homologs and profilin, which are marker allergens for pollen-food allergy syndrome (PFAS), or lipid transfer protein...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325311/improved-fluorescent-labeling-of-chitin-oligomers-chitinolytic-properties-of-acidic-mammalian-chitinase-under-somatic-tissue-ph-conditions
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Satoshi Wakita, Masahiro Kimura, Naoki Kato, Akinori Kashimura, Shunsuke Kobayashi, Naoto Kanayama, Misa Ohno, Shotaro Honda, Masayoshi Sakaguchi, Yasusato Sugahara, Peter O Bauer, Fumitaka Oyama
Acidic mammalian chitinase (AMCase) has been implicated in various pathophysiological conditions including asthma, allergic inflammation and food processing. AMCase is most active at pH 2.0, and its activity gradually decreases to up to pH 8. Here we analyzed chitin degradation by AMCase in weak acidic to neutral conditions by fluorophore-assisted carbohydrate electrophoresis established originally for oligosaccharides analysis. We found that specific fragments with slower-than-expected mobility as defined by chitin oligosaccharide markers were generated at pH 5...
May 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323676/impact-of-elimination-diets-on-nutrition-and-growth-in-children-with-multiple-food-allergies
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Carina Venter, Alessandra Mazzocchi, Kate Maslin, Carlo Agostoni
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Growth and nutritional intake of children with cows' milk allergy and other food allergens has been thoroughly investigated in recent years across many different countries and age groups. An impaired growth in atopic children should not be attributed only to a high number of allergens and foods to be avoided, but to a general condition of 'sub-inflammation', which unfavorably affects the absorption and utilization of fuel and substrates. Atopic study participants may represent a good target for personalized nutrition and in this review we sought to outline many of the issues that should be taken into account when dietitians advise patients regarding food avoidance and expected effects on growth...
March 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318108/neonatal-mono-colonization-of-germ-free-mice-with-lactobacillus-casei-enhances-casein-immunogenicity-after-oral-sensitization-to-cow-s-milk
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Matieny Aicha Maiga, Stéphanie Morin, Hervé Bernard, Sylvie Rabot, Karine Adel -Patient, Stéphane Hazebrouck
SCOPE: Food allergy is an increasing global health problem and perinatal administration of probiotic bacteria is currently under investigation in order to prevent the development of allergic diseases. Here, we investigated the impact of neonatal mono-colonization of mice with Lactobacillus casei BL23 on an oral sensitization to cow's milk. METHODS AND RESULTS: Mono-colonized (LC) mice were obtained by inoculating L. casei to germ-free (GF) parents. Nine-week-old GF, LC and conventional (CV) mice were orally sensitized to cow's milk with cholera toxin as adjuvant...
March 20, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317623/food-allergy-what-we-know-now
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REVIEW
Lindsey E Moore, Patricia H Stewart, Richard D deShazo
Food allergy is an adverse immune reaction that occurs reproducibly on exposure to a given food. Prevalence rates of food allergy continue to increase worldwide, sparking continual research efforts in finding a suitable and safe cure. Food avoidance, the current standard of care, can be difficult to achieve. This review aims to provide a broad overview of immunoglobulin E-mediated food allergy, highlighting its epidemiology, masqueraders, immunopathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnostic work-up and available preventative and treatment strategies...
April 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315886/update-on-timing-and-source-of-allergenic-foods
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Debra J Palmer
As the prevalence of food allergies in many communities continues to rise, the question of when in infancy to introduce any solid foods, or specific 'more allergenic' foods, as a food allergy prevention strategy has been debated. Observational studies have found that introducing any solid foods prior to 4 months of age was associated with an increased risk of allergic disease. Hence, the current allergy prevention consensus recommendation is that the introduction of any solid foods should commence after 4 months of age...
2017: Nestlé Nutrition Institute Workshop Series
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315226/recent-advances-in-the-detection-of-allergens-in-foods
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Silvia de la Cruz, Inés López-Calleja, Rosario Martín, Isabel González, Marcos Alcocer, Teresa García
Food allergy is a public health issue that has significantly increased worldwide in the past decade affecting consumers' quality of life and making increasing demands on health service resources. Despite recent advances in many areas of diagnosis and treatment, our general knowledge of the basic mechanisms of the disease remained limited, i.e., not at pace with the exponential number of new cases and the explosion of the new technologies. For sensitized individuals, the only effective way to prevent allergic reactions is the strict avoidance of the offending food...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315221/t-cell-proliferation-assay-determination-of-immunodominant-t-cell-epitopes-of-food-allergens
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Madhan Masilamani, Mariona Pascal, Hugh A Sampson
Characterization of allergen-specific T cells is critical to understand their contribution to disease pathogenesis. The identification of immunodominant T-cell epitopes is crucial for development of T-cell-based vaccines. Peptide-specific T-cell proliferation studies are usually performed in a library of short synthetic peptides (15mer or 20mer) with 3 or 5 offset spanning the entire length of the allergen. T-cell peptide epitopes lack the primary and tertiary structure of the native protein to cross-link IgE, but retain the ability to stimulate T cells...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315213/enzyme-linked-immunosorbent-assay-elisa
#13
George N Konstantinou
Food allergy is a public health concern especially after recognizing its constantly increased prevalence and severity. Despite careful reading of food ingredient statements, food allergic individuals may experience reactions caused by "hidden", "masked", or "contaminated" proteins that are known major allergens. Many techniques have been developed to detect even small traces of food allergens, for clinical or laboratory purposes. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) is one of the best validated and most routinely used immunoassay in allergy research, in allergy diagnosis in allergy-related quality control in various industries...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315207/overview-of-the-commonly-used-methods-for-food-allergens
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Jing Lin, Marcos Alcocer
Food allergy has become a major public health problem worldwide. In the past two decades, development in molecular biology and immunology has led to many new techniques that had improved traditional methods in the food allergy field. These methods greatly facilitate identification, characterization, and quantification of food allergen and are certainly leading to better diagnostics and therapeutics for food allergic diseases. Here we review methods commonly used for food allergens.
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299288/food-safety-and-sustainable-nutrition-workshops-educational-experiences-for-primary-school-children-in-turin-italy
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Amaranta Traversa, Daniela Adriano, Alberto Bellio, Daniela Manila Bianchi, Silvia Gallina, Clara Ippolito, Angelo Romano, Paola Durelli, Andrea Pezzana, Lucia Decastelli
European control and prevention policies are focused to guarantee a high level of protection of consumers' health. Food-borne diseases as obesity, diabetes, food allergy, and food-borne outbreaks are increasing. To prevent food-borne diseases, it is fundamental to involve consumers, in particular children, in educational experiences aimed to learn the proper behaviours to be applied. In this context, we designed and performed 5 educational workshops about food safety, hidden allergens in food and nutrition aimed to involve children attending primary and summer school...
January 24, 2017: Italian Journal of Food Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297747/enterococcus-faecium-fc-k-derived-from-kimchi-is-a-probiotc-lactic-acid-bacteria-that-shows-anti-allergic-activity
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Man-Kwang Rho, Young-Eun Kim, Hyun-In Rho, Tae-Rahk Kim, Yoon-Bum Kim, Won-Kyung Sung, Taw-Woo Kim, Dae-Ok Kim, Hee Kang
A rise in the occurrence of allergic diseases is attributed to the dysregulated balance of type 1/type 2 immunity, where type 2 T helper (Th2) cells predominate over type 1 T helper (Th1) cells, leading to an abnormally increased production of IgE in response to unharmful antigens. Kimchi, a traditional Korean fermented food, is a rich source of beneficial lactic acid bacteria. In this study, we investigated the ability of Enterococcus faecium FC-K derived from kimchi to induce type I immunity in the presence of Th2 polarizing conditions in vitro and in vivo...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294587/vitamin-d-levels-and-allergic-diseases-an-italian-cross-sectional-multicenter-survey
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C Lombardi, G Passalacqua
Background. During the two last decades, the interest in the role of Vitamin D (VD) in allergic disease has increased. Apart from the well-known actions of VD in bone metabolism, recent studies suggested its possible role as an immune-modulator in allergy. Objective. This study, conducted over the Italian territory, evaluated the possible correlations between VD serum level and diagnosed allergic diseases (rhinitis / asthma, food allergy, atopic dermatitis). Thus, VD was assessed in patients with physician-diagnosed allergic diseases...
March 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294586/pediatric-eosinophilic-esophagitis-in-portugal
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J L Alves Marcelino, R Cardoso de Aguiar, F Cabral Duarte, A Célia Costa, M A Pereira-Barbosa
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an increasingly frequent diagnosis in our clinical practice, mainly in pediatric age. Allergic responses to food and aeroallergens have been increasingly implicated in the etiology of this disease. We describe a retrospective data analysis of pediatric EoE patients followed in our Immunoallergology Department. Of the 25 children (22 male, average 10.8 years), 88% had prior history of rhinoconjunctivitis, 76% asthma, 48% eczema and 36% food allergy. After evaluation, we identified in 76% and 92% of patients food and aeroallergen sensitization, respectively; 68% had simultaneously food and inhalant sensitization and 96% had at least one positive test to aeroallergens or food allergens...
March 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294420/chronic-urticaria-in-the-real-life-clinical-practice-setting-in-sweden-norway-and-denmark-baseline-results-from-the-non-interventional-multicentre-aware-study
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S F Thomsen, E C Pritzier, C D Anderson, N Vaugelade-Baust, R Dodge, A-K Dahlborn, C Vestergaard
BACKGROUND: Chronic urticaria (CU) is characterised by the recurrence of itchy hives and/or angioedema for more than six weeks. AWARE (A World-wide Antihistamine-Refractory Chronic Urticaria Patient Evaluation) is a multinational study designed to document the real-life treatment situation, burden of disease, and clinical resource usage of H1-antihistamine refractory CU patients. OBJECTIVE: To examine baseline data from Scandinavian AWARE patients. METHODS: AWARE is a prospective, non-interventional, multinational, umbrella design study, which includes adults (≥18 years) with a confirmed CU diagnosis (>2 months) that is refractory to H1-antihistamines...
March 10, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294226/insight-into-the-gastro-duodenal-digestion-resistance-of-soybean-proteins-and-potential-implications-for-residual-immunogenicity
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Elisabetta De Angelis, Rosa Pilolli, Simona L Bavaro, Linda Monaci
Soy is an important component of the human diet thanks to its nutritional value and high protein content; however, it also represents a risk for allergenic consumers due to its potential to trigger adverse reactions in sensitized individuals. The putative correlation between immunoreactivity and resistance to the human gastrointestinal (GI) digestion has drawn attention to investigating soybean proteins digestibility. In this work, we provided further insights into this field by performing in vitro simulated GI digestion experiments directly on ground soybean seeds, to provide more realistic results obtained from the digestion of the whole food matrix...
March 15, 2017: Food & Function
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