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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641471/evaluation-of-immunomodulatory-effects-of-zearalenone-in-mice
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Mohammad Rafiqul Islam, Jong Won Kim, Yoon-Seok Roh, Jong-Hoon Kim, Han Kang Min, Hyung-Joo Kwon, Chae Woong Lim, Bumseok Kim
Zearalenone (ZEA) is a non-steroidal estrogenic mycotoxin produced by Fusarium species. The toxicity of ZEA has been evaluated for reproductive and developmental effects; however, there is little evidence about its acute toxicity or general immunotoxicity. In the present study, immune regulatory functions were investigated in mice that had been exposed to ZEA (5 or 20 mg/kg BW) daily for 14 days. Results showed that sub-populations of CD4(+), CD8(+) and CD11c(+) cells in the spleen and CD4(+), CD8(+) and F4/80(+) cells in the mesenteric lymph nodes (MLN) of ZEA (20 mg/kg)-exposed hosts were decreased compared to those in the control mice...
December 2017: Journal of Immunotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635659/divergent-how-ige-axis-contributes-to-the-continuum-of-allergic-asthma-and-anti-ige-therapies
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REVIEW
Óscar Palomares, Silvia Sánchez-Ramón, Ignacio Dávila, Luis Prieto, Luis Pérez de Llano, Marta Lleonart, Christian Domingo, Antonio Nieto
Asthma is an airway disease characterised by chronic inflammation with intermittent or permanent symptoms including wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and cough, which vary in terms of their occurrence, frequency, and intensity. The most common associated feature in the airways of patients with asthma is airway inflammation. In recent decades, efforts have been made to characterise the heterogeneous clinical nature of asthma. The interest in improving the definitions of asthma phenotypes and endotypes is growing, although these classifications do not always correlate with prognosis nor are always appropriate therapeutic approaches...
June 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632956/anti-inflammatory-potential-of-a-heat-killed-lactobacillus-strain-isolated-from-kimchi-on-house-dust-mite-induced-atopic-dermatitis-in-nc-nga-mice
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C Y Choi, Y H Kim, S Oh, H J Lee, J H Kim, S H Park, H J Kim, S J Lee, T Chun
AIMS: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is an allergic skin disease driven by the Th2-prone immune response. Therefore, a fundamental approach to restoring the Th1/Th2 balance is needed to treat AD. METHODS AND RESULTS: Eighteen different Lactobacillus strains isolated from Kimchi were screened to identify those that stimulated immune cells to secret Th1-type or Th2-type cytokines. Lactobacillus brevis NS1401 induced the greatest IFN-γ and IL-12 secretion and the least IL-4 production among the tested Lactobacillus strains...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631311/the-il-10-stat3-axis-contributions-to-immune-tolerance-by-thymus-and-peripherally-derived-regulatory-t-cells
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REVIEW
Klaus G Schmetterer, Winfried F Pickl
The signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) proteins are important mediators for the integration of extrinsic signals provided by cytokines and hormones and thereby adapt cellular processes to their surroundings. In the past decade, the involvement of STAT3 in the regulation of T-cell responses has become a topic of increasing interest. STAT3 is activated in response to multiple cytokines, many of which have been shown to influence T-cell responses. Interestingly, many of these factors have been described with apparent opposing roles, such as the highly pro-inflammatory potency of IL-6 and the anti-inflammatory properties of IL-10, thus raising the possibility that STAT3 signaling may fulfill diverse roles in CD4(+) T-cells...
June 20, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627716/a-cherry-seed-derived-spice-mahleb-is-recognized-by-anti-almond-antibodies-including-almond-allergic-patient-ige
#5
Kyle A Noble, Changqi Liu, Shridhar K Sathe, Kenneth H Roux
There are a number of examples of immunologic cross-reactivity elicited by pollens, fruits, seeds, and nuts of closely related plant species. Such cross-reactivity is of particular concern for patients with food allergies. In this report, we investigated a spice (mahleb) that is prepared from the kernel of the St. Lucie cherry, Prunus mahaleb, for cross-reactivity with almond (Prunus dulcis), using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and Western blot. Almond and mahleb are members of the same genus. Cross-reactivity between the mahleb and almond was demonstrated by reaction of cherry and almond kernel protein extracts with antibodies raised against almond proteins...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624610/anti-fc%C3%AE-riib-monoclonal-antibody-suppresses-murine-igg-dependent-anaphylaxis-by-fc-domain-targeting-of-fc%C3%AE-riii
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Corey D Clay, Richard T Strait, Ashley Mahler, Marat V Khodoun, Fred D Finkelman
BACKGROUND: The inhibitory receptor, FcγRIIB, is expressed on human and murine bone marrow-derived cells and limits inflammation by suppressing signaling through stimulatory receptors. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the effects of K9.361, a mouse IgG2a alloantibody to mouse FcγRIIB, on murine anaphylaxis. METHODS: Wild-type and FcγR-deficient mice were used to study anaphylaxis, which was induced by injection of 2.4G2 (rat IgG2b mAb that binds both FcγRIIB and the stimulatory receptor, FcγRIII); by actively immunizing IgE-deficient mice, then challenging with the immunizing Ag; and by passive immunization with IgG or IgE anti-TNP mAb, followed by injection of TNP-ovalbumin...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624362/pulvis-fellis-suis-extract-attenuates-ovalbumin-induced-airway-inflammation-in-murine-model-of-asthma
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Jiao He, Le Lv, Ziye Wang, Chuanchuan Huo, Zongwei Zheng, Bing Yin, Peizhi Jiang, Yang Yang, Jing Li, Yuan Gao, Jing Xue
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Pulvis Fellis Suis (PFS), named with "Zhu Danfen" in China, has been extensively used for the therapy of enteritis, acute pharyngitis, whooping cough and asthma in folk medicine. Although PFS shows anti-inflammatory activities, its effect on airway inflammation in asthma has not been studied. AIM OF THE STUDY: To explore the protective effect of PFS ethanol extract against airway inflammation in asthmatic mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Allergic asthma in mice was sensitized and challenged by OVA...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622052/biologic-treatment-eligibility-for-real-world-patients-with-severe-asthma-the-ideal-study
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Frank C Albers, Hana Müllerová, Necdet B Gunsoy, Ji-Yeon Shin, Linda M Nelsen, Eric S Bradford, Sarah M Cockle, Robert Y Suruki
OBJECTIVES: Severe asthma comprises several distinct phenotypes. Consequently, patients with severe asthma can be eligible for more than one biologic treatment targeting Th2 inflammation, such as anti-interleukin (IL)-5 and anti-immunoglobulin (Ig) E. The objective of this study was to describe treatment eligibility and overlap in treatment eligibility for mepolizumab (anti-IL-5), omalizumab (anti-IgE) and reslizumab (anti-IL-5) in patients with severe asthma, who were recruited from clinical practice...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620068/x-box-binding-protein-1-dependent-plasma-cell-responses-limit-the-development-of-atherosclerosis
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Andrew P Sage, Meritxell Nus, Jayashree Bagchi Chakraborty, Dimitrios Tsiantoulas, Stephen A Newland, Alison J Finigan, Leanne Masters, Christoph J Binder, Ziad Mallat
Rationale: Diverse B cell responses and functions may be involved in atherosclerosis. Protective antibody responses, such as those against oxidized lipid epitopes, are thought to mainly derive from T cell-independent innate B cell subsets. In contrast, both pathogenic and protective roles have been associated with T cell-dependent antibodies and their importance in both humans and mouse models is still unclear. Objective: To specifically target antibody production by plasma cells and determine the impact on atherosclerotic plaque development in mice with and without CD4+ T cells...
June 15, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618148/mechanisms-underlying-induction-of-allergic-sensitization-by-pru-p-3
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Leticia Tordesillas, Nuria Cubells-Baeza, Cristina Gómez-Casado, Cecilia Berin, Vanesa Esteban, Weronika Barcik, Liam O'Mahony, Carmen Ramirez, Luis F Pacios, María Garrido-Arandia, Araceli Díaz-Perales
BACKGROUND: Recently, the nature of the lipid-ligand of Pru p 3, one of the most common plant food allergens in Southern Europe, has been identified as a derivative of the alkaloid camptothecin bound to phytosphingosine. However, the origin of its immunological activity is still unknown. OBJECTIVE: We sought to evaluate the role of the Pru p 3 lipid- ligand in the immunogenic activity of Pru p 3. METHODS: In vitro cultures of different cell types (monocyte-derived dendritic cells (moDCs), PBMCs and epithelial and iNKT-hybridoma cell lines) have been used to determine the immunological capacity of the ligand, by measuring cell proliferation, maturation markers and cytokine production...
June 15, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616446/treatment-with-anti-fc%C3%AE%C2%B5ri%C3%AE-antibody-exacerbates-eae-and-t-cell-immunity-against-myelin
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Silvia Musio, Massimo Costanza, Pietro Luigi Poliani, Elena Fontana, Manuela Cominelli, Gabriella Abolafio, Lawrence Steinman, Rosetta Pedotti
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of targeting the high-affinity receptor for immunoglobulin E (FcεRI), that plays a central role in allergic responses and is constitutively expressed on mast cells and basophils, in clinical disease and autoimmune T-cell response in experimental MS. METHODS: Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) was induced in C57BL/6 mice by immunization with myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein 35-55. Anti-FcεRI α-chain antibody was administered intraperitoneally...
May 2017: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608279/the-recombinant-fusion-protein-of-cholera-toxin-b-and-neutrophil-activating-protein-expressed-on-bacillus-subtilis-spore-surface-suppresses-allergic-inflammation-in-mice
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Hui Dong, Yanmei Huang, Shuwen Yao, Bingshao Liang, Yan Long, Yongqiang Xie, Jialiang Mai, Sitang Gong, Zhenwen Zhou
The neutrophil-activating protein of Helicobacter pylori (HP-NAP) has been identified as a modulator with anti-Th2 inflammation activity, and cholera toxin B (CTB) is a mucosal adjuvant that can also induce antigen tolerance. In this study, we constructed a CTB-NAP fusion protein on the surface of Bacillus subtilis spore and evaluate the efficiency of oral administration of the recombinant CTB-NAP spores in preventing asthma in mice. Oral administration of recombinant CTB or CTB-NAP spores significantly decreased serum ovalbumin (OVA)-specific IgE (p < 0...
June 12, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606183/allergenic-activity-of-pseudoterranova-decipiens-nematoda-anisakidae-in-balb-c-mice
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Alessandra Ludovisi, Gabriella Di Felice, Noelia Carballeda-Sangiao, Bianca Barletta, Cinzia Butteroni, Silvia Corinti, Gianluca Marucci, Miguel González-Muñoz, Edoardo Pozio, Maria Angeles Gómez-Morales
BACKGROUND: Anisakis simplex is the only fishery-product associated parasite causing clinical allergic responses in humans so far. However, other anisakids, due to the presence of shared or own allergens, could also lead to allergic reactions after sensitization. The aim of this study was to determine if Pseudoterranova decipiens belonging to the family Anisakidae has allergenic activity and is able to induce sensitization after oral administration in a murine (BALB/c mice) model. RESULTS: The ingestion of A...
June 12, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601055/the-effect-of-lactobacillus-actobacillus-peptidoglycan-on-bovine-%C3%AE-lactoglobulin-sensitized-mice-via-tlr2-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
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Ai-Li Li, Yi-Qio Sun, Peng Du, Xiang-Chen Meng, Ling Guo, Shuang Li, Chao Zhang
Our previous study reported that Lactobacillus acidophilus(L.acidophilus)  key laboratory of dairy science  (KLDS) 1.0738 had an effective impact on inhibiting β-lactoglobulin (β-lg) allergy. This study further investigated the anti-allergic activity of peptidoglycan (PGN) isolated from KLDS 1.0738. This study aimed to assess whether toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2)/NF-kappaB (NF-κB) signaling activated by PGN was responsible for reducing allergic inflammation.  Our data showed that administration of  L. acidophilus PGN inhibited IgE production and improved the Treg/Th17 balance toward a Treg response in a mouse model of β-lg allergy...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598706/citrus-tachibana-leaves-ethanol-extract-alleviates-airway-inflammation-by-the-modulation-of-th1-th2-imbalance-via-inhibiting-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-and-histamine-secretion-in-a-mouse-model-of-allergic-asthma
#15
Thi Tho Bui, Chun Hua Piao, Soo Mi Kim, Chang Ho Song, Hee Soon Shin, Chang-Hyun Lee, Ok Hee Chai
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of bronchial airway, which is characterized by chronic airway inflammation, airway edema, goblet cell hyperplasia, the aberrant production of the Th2 cytokines, and eosinophil infiltration in the lungs. In this study, the therapeutic effect and the underlying mechanism of Citrus tachibana leaves ethanol extract (CTLE) in the ovalbumin (OVA)-induced allergic asthma and compound 48/80-induced anaphylaxis were investigated. Oral administration of CTLE inhibited OVA-induced asthmatic response by reducing airway inflammation, OVA-specific IgE and IgG1 levels, and increasing OVA-specific IgG2a levels...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594432/involvement-of-the-ige-basophil-system-and-mild-complement-activation-in-haemophilia-b-with-anti-factor-ix-neutralizing-antibodies-and-anaphylaxis
#16
M Cugno, M E Mancuso, A Tedeschi, E Santagostino, M Lorini, V Carbonelli, F Peyvandi, P M Mannucci
INTRODUCTION: Patients with haemophilia B who develop factor IX (FIX) neutralizing antibodies (inhibitors) after FIX infusion are at high risk of hypersensitivity reactions upon FIX re-exposure, but the underlying mechanisms are incompletely understood. AIM: To investigate biomechanisms of FIX hypersensitivity. METHODS: A cellular antigen stimulation test (CAST) was employed to evaluate leukotriene C4 (LTC4) release from basophils stimulated by FIX in three treated children with haemophilia B, one of whom developed FIX inhibitor and experienced anaphylaxis following FIX re-exposure...
June 8, 2017: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591406/the-use-of-circulating-cathodic-antigen-rapid-test-and-serology-for-diagnosis-of-active-schistosoma-mansoni-infection-in-migrants-in-italy-a-non-endemic-country-a-cross-sectional-study
#17
Laura Infurnari, Laura Galli, Alba Bigoloni, Alessia Carbone, Stefania Chiappetta, Angelo Sala, Norberto Ceserani, Adriano Lazzarin, Antonella Castagna, Giovanni Gaiera/
Diagnosis of schistosomiasis in migrants coming from endemic areas can be difficult, especially in asymptomatic subjects. Light-intensity disease, in fact, may be missed due to the low sensitivity of the stool microscopy and serologic testing cannot distinguish between a resolved infection and an active infection in patients who have been infected and treated in the past, because specific antibodies can persist despite cure. We describe a cross-sectional study conducted on 82 migrants tested for Schistosoma mansoni on single blood (anti-schistosome antibodies, total IgE) and urine [point-of-care (POC) circulating-cathodic-antigen (CCA) test] samples...
June 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587425/bathing-effects-of-east-saline-groundwater-concentrates-on-allergic-atopic-dermatitis-like-skin-lesions-induced-by-2-4-dinitrochlorobenzene-in-hairless-mice
#18
Choong-Gon Kim, Ji-Eun Lee, Da-Geum Jeong, Youn-Ho Lee, Sang-In Park, Dae-Geon Lee, Chang-Hyun Han, Su-Jin Kang, Chang-Hyun Song, Seong-Hun Choi, Young-Joon Lee, Sae-Kwang Ku
In the present study, it was evaluated whether east saline groundwater concentration solution (ESGWc) exerted a favorable inhibitory effect on 2,4-dinitrochlorobenzene (DNCB)-induced allergic/atopic-like dermatitis (AD). AD was induced and boosted by sensitization with DNCB via topical application on the dorsal back skins. Mice with DNCB-induced AD were bathed in 100-, 200- and 400-fold diluted ESGWc. After 6 weeks bathing, changes to body weight, clinical skin severity scores, scratching behavior, serum total immunoglobulin (Ig)E levels, submandibular lymph node and spleen weights, splenic cytokine levels, skin cytokine mRNA expressions, antioxidant defense systems and superoxide anion productions were recorded to determine the effects of bathing on the histopathology of dorsal back skin tissues...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586019/protective-effects-of-astragaloside-iv-against-ovalbumin-induced-allergic-rhinitis-are-mediated-by-t-box-protein-expressed-in-t-cells-gata-3-and-forkhead-box-protein-3-retinoic-acid-related-orphan-nuclear-receptor-%C3%AE-t
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Keqiong Li, Yi Chen, Rong Jiang, Dilong Chen, Hong Wang, Wei Xiong, Danyang Li, Zehong Liu, Xiaopeng Li, Jing Li, Ke Yuan
3-O-β-D-xylopyranosyl-6-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl-cycloastragenol, or Astragaloside IV (AST), is one of the major active ingredients isolated from Astragalus membranaceous with distinct pharmacological effects, and possesses anti-inflammatory, immunoregulatory and antifibrotic properties. However, the effects of AST on allergic rhinitis remain to be elucidated. The present study aimed to examine the effects of AST on immunoglobulin (Ig) E‑mediated allergic reactions in vivo, by using a mouse model of allergic rhinitis established via repetitive sensitization and intranasal challenge with ovalbumin (OVA)...
June 6, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585360/functional-and-phenotypic-analysis-of-basophils-allows-determining-distinct-subtypes-in-patients-with-chronic-urticaria
#20
Michèle Myriam Rauber, Julia Pickert, Lily Holiangu, Christian Möbs, Wolfgang Pfützner
BACKGROUND: Chronic urticaria (CU) is a frequent skin disease characterized by relapsing appearance of pruritic hives. While clinical symptoms are due to the release of histamine by cutaneous mast cells, the underlying pathophysiology is still unknown. However, previous studies indicate that basophils might be of relevance. Besides, the occurrence of autoantibodies against IgE or its receptor, FcεRI, and the therapeutic efficacy of anti-IgE antibodies imply that IgE-mediated mechanisms also play an important role in CU...
June 5, 2017: Allergy
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