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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413317/korean-red-ginseng-improves-atopic-dermatitis-like-skin-lesions-by-suppressing-expression-of-proinflammatory-cytokines-and-chemokines-in%C3%A2-vivo-and-in%C3%A2-vitro
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Ji-Ye Kee, Yong-Deok Jeon, Dae-Seung Kim, Yo-Han Han, Jinbong Park, Dong-Hyun Youn, Su-Jin Kim, Kwang Seok Ahn, Jae-Young Um, Seung-Heon Hong
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of allergic inflammatory diseases such as atopic dermatitis (AD), asthma, and allergic rhinitis worldwide has increased and complete recovery is difficult. Korean Red Ginseng, which is the heat-processed root of Panax ginseng Meyer, is widely and frequently used as a traditional medicine in East Asia. In this study, we investigated whether Korean Red Ginseng water extract (RGE) regulates the expression of proinflammatory cytokines and chemokines via the mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs)/nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) pathway in allergic inflammation...
April 2017: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397469/intracellular-storage-of-duffy-antigen-binding-chemokines-by-duffy-positive-red-blood-cells
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Ayako Yamamoto, Norihiro Saito, Shu Ogasawara, Toshihiro Shiratori, Jun Kondo, Masamichi Itoga, Hiroyuki Kayaba
BACKGROUND: Duffy antigen/chemokine receptor (DARC) is a non-signaling receptor for multiple chemokines. The role of DARC on red blood cells (RBCs) has remained elusive. The purpose of this study was to analyze selective storage of DARC-binding chemokines in RBCs. METHODS: Peripheral blood from healthy volunteers with DARC-positive blood type was collected in EDTA tubes. The concentration of DARC binding chemokines (i.e., MCP-1, RANTES, eotaxin-1, TARC, and IL-8), DARC nonbinding chemokines (i...
April 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375674/the-inflammatory-cxc-chemokines-gro%C3%AE-high-ip-10-low-and-mig-low-in-tumor-microenvironment-can-be-used-as-new-indicators-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-progression
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Ya Cao, Haitao Huang, Zhenxin Wang, Guangbo Zhang
AIMS: To investigate the clinical significance of tumor tissue-infiltrating chemokines expression in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) microenvironment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fresh tissue samples were acquired from 50 patients with NSCLC after operation. Then, we quantified the total protein with the BCA Protein Assay Kit and tested 13 chemotactic factors in paired samples including tumor tissues, tumor adjacent tissues, and normal tissues with the CBA Kit. RESULTS: We found that the chemokine CC subfamily of MCP-1, MIP-1α, MIP-1β, and MIP-3α and the chemokine CXC subfamily of IL-8, GROα, IP-10, and MIG expressions in tumor tissues were significantly higher than those in tumor-adjacent tissues and normal tissues...
April 4, 2017: Immunological Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373098/a-comprehensive-evaluation-of-nasal-and-bronchial-cytokines-and-chemokines-following-experimental-rhinovirus-infection-in-allergic-asthma-increased-interferons-ifn-%C3%AE-and-ifn-%C3%AE-and-type-2-inflammation-il-5-and-il-13
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Trevor T Hansel, Tanushree Tunstall, Maria-Belen Trujillo-Torralbo, Betty Shamji, Ajerico Del-Rosario, Jaideep Dhariwal, Paul D W Kirk, Michael P H Stumpf, Jens Koopmann, Aurica Telcian, Julia Aniscenko, Leila Gogsadze, Eteri Bakhsoliani, Luminita Stanciu, Nathan Bartlett, Michael Edwards, Ross Walton, Patrick Mallia, Toby M Hunt, Trevor L Hunt, Duncan G Hunt, John Westwick, Matthew Edwards, Onn Min Kon, David J Jackson, Sebastian L Johnston
BACKGROUND: Rhinovirus infection is a major cause of asthma exacerbations. OBJECTIVES: We studied nasal and bronchial mucosal inflammatory responses during experimental rhinovirus-induced asthma exacerbations. METHODS: We used nasosorption on days 0, 2-5 and 7 and bronchosorption at baseline and day 4 to sample mucosal lining fluid to investigate airway mucosal responses to rhinovirus infection in patients with allergic asthma (n=28) and healthy non-atopic controls (n=11), by using a synthetic absorptive matrix and measuring levels of 34 cytokines and chemokines using a sensitive multiplex assay...
March 28, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348774/latent-infection-of-human-bocavirus-accompanied-by-flare-of-chronic-cough-fatigue-and-episodes-of-viral-replication-in-an-immunocompetent-adult-patient-cologne-germany
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Wolfram Windisch, Monika Pieper, Inga Ziemele, Jürgen Rockstroh, Michael Brockmann, Oliver Schildgen, Verena Schildgen
INTRODUCTION: The human bocavirus (HBoV) is a parvovirus and is associated with mild to life-threatening acute or persisting respiratory infections, frequently accompanied by further pathogens. So far, there is limited knowledge on the mechanisms of persistence, and no reports on chronic infections or latency have been published so far. CASE PRESENTATION: An immunocompetent male patient suffers from a chronic HBoV1 infection, i.e. viral DNA was detected in both serum and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) for >5 months without co-infections and with respiratory symptoms resolved spontaneously while receiving symptomatic treatment with montelukast and corticosteroids...
August 2016: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347830/inhibitory-effect-of-patrinia-scabiosifolia-link-on-the-development-of-atopic-dermatitis-like-lesions-in-human-keratinocytes-and-nc-nga-mice
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Kyung-Jae Cha, Mi Ae Im, Ayoung Gu, Da Hye Kim, Daye Lee, Jeong Soo Lee, Ji-Sook Lee, In Sik Kim
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic pruritic and inflammatory disease occurring in skin. Patrinia scabiosifolia Link (PS), a member of the Patrinia genus (Caprifoliaceae family), has traditionally been used in folk medicines to treat various inflammatory diseases such as acute appendicitis, ulcerative colitis, and pelvic inflammation in Korea and other parts of East Asia. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study investigated the anti-inflammatory effects of PS on AD in vitro and in vivo...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278185/myeloid-dendritic-cells-stimulated-by-thymic-stromal-lymphopoietin-promote-th2-immune-responses-and-the-pathogenesis-of-oral-lichen-planus
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Masaki Yamauchi, Masafumi Moriyama, Jun-Nosuke Hayashida, Takashi Maehara, Noriko Ishiguro, Keigo Kubota, Sachiko Furukawa, Miho Ohta, Mizuki Sakamoto, Akihiko Tanaka, Seiji Nakamura
Oral lichen planus (OLP) is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by subepithelial T-cell infiltration. Recent studies reported that specific T helper (Th) subsets, especially Th2 cells, are involved in the pathogenesis of OLP. Thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) is mainly secreted by epithelial cells and potently activates myeloid dendritic cells (mDCs) to induce Th2-mediated inflammation. Here, we investigated the expression of TSLP and related molecules in OLP. Buccal mucosa specimens from patients with OLP, hyperkeratosis, and ulcer were analyzed by immunohistochemistry for expression of TSLP, its receptor (TSLPR), and inflammatory cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274320/-circulating-levels-of-th1-and-th2-chemokines-increase-in-patients-with-early-syphilis
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Anyou Zhu, Chenchen Wang, Hong Sun, Hongfang Han, Fengchao Wang, Lunjun Zhang, Jianguo Hu
Objective To study the changes of plasma T helper type I (Th1)-and Th2-chemokine levels and analyze their roles in immune response and pathogenesis of early syphilis. Methods Heparin-anticoagulated peripheral blood was collected from 56 patients with early syphilis (primary syphilis, PS, n=22; secondary syphilis, SS, n=34) and healthy controls (HC, n=20). The levels of plasma Th1 chemokines including monokine induced by interferon-γ (MIG), interferon-γ inducible protein-10 (IP-10), interferon-inducible T-cell α chemoattractant (I-TAC) and Th2 chemokines including thymus-and activation-regulated chemokine (TARC), macrophage-derived chemokine (MDC) were examined using ELISA...
March 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245475/alterations-of-serum-ip-10-and-tarc-in-patients-with-early-acute-rejection-after-liver-transplantation
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Xingchu Meng, Wei Gao, Ying Tang, Zhongyang Shen, Zhenglu Wang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To analyze alterations of interferon-γ-induced protein 10 (IP-10) and thymus and activation-regulated chemokine (TARC) levels in early acute liver transplantation rejection. METHODS: Thirty-six patients with early acute liver transplantation rejection were classified as non-, mild, moderate, and severe rejection groups. The levels of serum IP-10 and TARC were determined on days 3, 2, 1, and 0 before biopsy. RESULTS: The IP-10 activities in all rejection groups were significantly higher (p < 0...
February 27, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238403/increased-sputum-levels-of-thymus-and-activation-regulated-chemokine-in-children-with-asthma-not-eosinophilic-bronchitis
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M J Kim, H S Lee, I S Sol, M N Kim, J Y Hong, K E Lee, Y H Kim, K W Kim, M H Sohn, K-E Kim
BACKGROUND: Thymus and activation-regulated chemokine (TARC), a member of the CC chemokine family, plays a crucial role in Th2-specific inflammation. We aimed to determine the concentration of sputum TARC in children with asthma and eosinophilic bronchitis (EB) and its relation with eosinophilic inflammation, pulmonary function, and bronchial hyper-responsiveness. METHODS: In total, 90 children with asthma, 38 with EB, and 45 control subjects were enrolled. TARC levels were measured in sputum supernatants using an ELISA...
May 2017: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170001/the-mcp-4-mcp-1-ratio-in-plasma-is-a-candidate-circadian-biomarker-for-chronic-post-traumatic-stress-disorder
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C Dalgard, O Eidelman, C Jozwik, C H Olsen, M Srivastava, R Biswas, Y Eudy, S W Rothwell, G P Mueller, P Yuan, W C Drevets, H K Manji, M Vythlingam, D S Charney, A Neumeister, R J Ursano, D M Jacobowitz, H B Pollard, O Bonne
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is psychiatric disease, which can occur following exposure to traumatic events. PTSD may be acute or chronic, and can have a waxing and waning course of symptoms. It has been hypothesized that proinflammatory cytokines and chemokines in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) or plasma might be mediators of the psychophysiological mechanisms relating a history of trauma exposure to changes in behavior and mental health disorders, and medical morbidity. Here we test the cytokine/chemokine hypothesis for PTSD by examining levels of 17 classical cytokines and chemokines in CSF, sampled at 0900 hours, and in plasma sampled hourly for 24 h...
February 7, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137259/effect-of-the-topical-application-of-an-ethanol-extract-of-quince-seeds-on-the-development-of-atopic-dermatitis-like-symptoms-in-nc-nga-mice
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Takeshi Kawahara, Kanako Tsutsui, Eri Nakanishi, Toshifumi Inoue, Yasunori Hamauzu
BACKGROUND: Quince (Cydonia oblonga Miller) is a deciduous shrub belonging to the Rosaceae family. Quince seed extract has long been used as a cosmetic ingredient for its moisturizing effect. However, little is known about whether quince seed extract has therapeutic effects on keratinocyte-associated skin inflammation. METHODS: In the present study, we investigated the effect of the topical application of ethanol extract of quince seeds (QSEtE) on atopic dermatitis (AD) symptoms in NC/Nga mice...
January 31, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134765/dimerized-translationally-controlled-tumor-protein-binding-peptide-ameliorates-atopic-dermatitis-in-nc-nga-mice
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Xing-Hai Jin, Juhyeon Lim, Dong Hae Shin, Jeehye Maeng, Kyunglim Lee
Our previous study showed that dimerized translationally controlled tumor protein (dTCTP) plays a role in the pathogenesis of allergic diseases, such as asthma and allergic rhinitis. A 7-mer peptide, called dTCTP-binding peptide 2 (dTBP2), binds to dTCTP and inhibits its cytokine-like effects. We therefore examined the protective effects of dTBP2 in house dust mite-induced atopic dermatitis (AD)-like skin lesions in Nishiki-nezumi Cinnamon/Nagoya (NC/Nga) mice. We found that topical administration of dTBP2 significantly reduced the AD-like skin lesions formation and mast cell infiltration in NC/Nga mice, similarly to the response seen in the Protopic (tacrolimus)-treated group...
January 26, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986411/interleukin-16-and-ccl17-thymus-and-activation-regulated-chemokine-in-patients-with-aspirin-exacerbated-respiratory-disease
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Luis Manuel Teran, Fernando Ramirez-Jimenez, Gabriela Soid-Raggi, Juan Raymundo Velazquez
BACKGROUND: Interleukin (IL) 16 and thymus and activation-regulated cytokine (TARC) are chemoattractant cytokines for eosinophils and TH2 cells. Differential levels of these components in aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD) and allergic rhinitis with asthma (ARwA) may be related to a different inflammatory response in both asthma phenotypes. OBJECTIVE: To assess the nasal lavage immunoreactivity of IL-16 and TARC cytokines. METHODS: We used multienzyme-linked immunosorbent assays to detect IL-5, IL-13, IL-16, IL-33, I-309/CCL1, TARC/CCL17, monocyte-derived chemokine/CCL22, periostin, and eosinophil cationic protein levels in nasal lavages from patients with AERD and patients with ARwA...
December 13, 2016: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897453/clinical-usefulness-of-simultaneous-measurement-of-the-tear-levels-of-ccl17-ccl24-and-il-16-for-the-biomarkers-of-allergic-conjunctival-disorders
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Jun Shoji, Hiroshi Aso, Noriko Inada
PURPOSE: This study investigated the clinical usefulness of a multiple tear cytokine/chemokine test by simultaneously determining tear levels of CC chemokine ligand 17 (CCL17)/thymus and activation-regulated chemokine (TARC), CCL24/eotaxin-2, and interleukin-16 (IL-16) for assessing acute and chronic allergic inflammation in allergic conjunctival disorders (ACDs). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This study included 37 patients with ACD and 11 healthy adults (controls). Patients with ACDs were divided into the following three groups; patients with allergic conjunctivitis (AC group, n = 17), patients with atopic keratoconjunctivitis (AKC group, n = 6), and patients with vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC group, n = 14)...
November 29, 2016: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847527/ma-huang-tang-suppresses-the-production-and-expression-of-inflammatory-chemokines-via-downregulating-stat1-phosphorylation-in-hacat-keratinocytes
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Hye-Sun Lim, Chang-Seob Seo, Seong-Eun Jin, Sae-Rom Yoo, Mee-Young Lee, Hyeun-Kyoo Shin, Soo-Jin Jeong
Ma huang tang (MHT) is a traditional herbal medicine comprising six medicinal herbs and is used to treat influenza-like illness. However, the effects of MHT on inflammatory skin diseases have not been verified scientifically. We investigated determining the inhibitory effects of MHT against inflammation responses in skin using HaCaT human keratinocyte cells. We found that MHT suppressed production of thymus and activation-regulated chemokine (TARC/CCL17), macrophage-derived chemokine (MDC/CCL22), regulated on activation of normal T-cell expressed and secreted (RANTES/CCL5), and interleukin-8 (IL-8) in tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and interferon-γ- (IFN-γ-) stimulated HaCaT cells...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809916/immunological-profiling-of-patients-with-ulcerative-colitis-leads-to-identification-of-two-inflammatory-conditions-and-cd1a-as-a-disease-marker
#17
M Föhlinger, P Palamides, U Mansmann, F Beigel, M Siebeck, R Gropp
BACKGROUND: Conventional approaches to understand mechanisms underlying the development of pathological manifestations in ulcerative colitis (UC) mostly rely on identification of certain cell types and cytokines followed by verification of their roles in vitro and in vivo. In light of the highly dynamic processes in UC, requiring the cross talk of immune cells, epithelial-, endothelial-, muscle cells and fibrocytes, this approach might neglect temporal and spatial connectivity of individually differing inflammatory responses...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761952/wy14643-an-agonist-for-ppar%C3%AE-downregulates-expression-of-tarc-and-rantes-in-cultured-human-keratinocytes
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Wei Zhang, Takashi Sakai, Sakuhei Fujiwara, Yutaka Hatano
Beneficial effects of Wy14643, an agonist for peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)α, on permeability barrier homeostasis-related functions of keratinocytes such as up-regulation of epidermal differentiation-related molecules and lipid synthesis, have been demonstrated. The present study demonstrated that Wy14643 reduced the expression of thymus and activation-related chemokine (TARC) and regulated on activation normal T cell expressed (RANTES) in both single- and 3D-cultured human keratinocytes...
October 20, 2016: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717338/estimation-of-axial-curvature-of-anterior-sclera-correlation-between-axial-length-and-anterior-scleral-curvature-as-affected-by-angle-kappa
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Sang-Mok Lee, Hyuk Jin Choi, Heejin Choi, Mee Kum Kim, Won Ryang Wee
BACKGROUND: Though the development and fitting of scleral contact lenses are expanding steadily, there is no simple method to provide scleral metrics for scleral contact lens fitting yet. The aim of this study was to establish formulae for estimation of the axial radius of curvature (ARC) of the anterior sclera using ocular biometric parameters that can be easily obtained with conventional devices. METHODS: A semi-automated stitching method and a computational analysis tool for calculating ARC were developed by using the ImageJ and MATLAB software...
October 7, 2016: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696405/effects-of-hovenia-dulcis-thunb-extract-and-methyl-vanillate-on-atopic-dermatitis-like-skin-lesions-and-tnf-%C3%AE-ifn-%C3%AE-induced-chemokines-production-in-hacat-cells
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Sue Ji Lim, Myungsuk Kim, Ahmad Randy, Eui Jeong Nam, Chu Won Nho
OBJECTIVES: Here, we hypothesized that Hovenia dulcis branch extract (HDB) and its active constituents ameliorates 2,4-dinitrochlorobenzene-induced atopic dermatitis (AD)-like skin lesions by modulating the T helper Th1/Th2 balance in NC/Nga mice and TNF-α- and IFN-γ-induced production of thymus and activation-regulated chemokine (TARC) and macrophage-derived chemokine (MDC) in HaCaT cells. METHODS: HaCaT cells were stimulated by TNF-α/IFN-γ in the presence of HDB and its constituents...
November 2016: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
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