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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782487/natalizumab-changes-the-peripheral-profile-of-the-th17-panel-in-ms-patients-new-mechanisms-of-action
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Rodica Ioana Bălașa, Simu Mihaela, Septimiu Voidăzan, Laura Iulia Bărcuțean, Zoltan Bajko, Adina Huțanu, Iunius Simu, Smaranda Maier
INTRODUCTION: Natalizumab (NAT) is an effective treatment for relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS),as it makes the blood-brain-barrier impenetrable bybinding to the α4integrin subunit. The objectives of our study were to find new peripheral mechanisms of action of NAT and new biomarkers of treatment response. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We prospectively assessed the serum levels of 15 cytokines from the Th17 Cytokine Panelusing Bio-plex Pro Human in a group of 29 RRMS patients treated with NAT and 29 healthy subjects(HS) at inclusion and after 8 months of NAT treatment...
August 7, 2017: CNS & Neurological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698528/inflammatory-and-noninflammatory-itch-implications-in-pathophysiology-directed-treatments
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REVIEW
Lai-San Wong, Tiffany Wu, Chih-Hung Lee
Itch is the main chief complaint in patients visiting dermatologic clinics and has the ability to deeply impair life quality. Itch results from activation of cutaneous nerve endings by noxious stimuli such as inflammatory mediators, neurotransmitters and neuropeptides, causing itch signal transduction from peripheral skin, through the spinal cord and thalamus, to the brain cortex. Primarily noninflammatory diseases, such as uremic pruritus, cause itch through certain pruritogens in the skin. In inflammatory skin diseases, atopic dermatitis (AD) is the prototypic disease causing intensive itch by aberrant skin inflammation and epidermal barrier disruption...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670717/emerging-role-of-interleukin-31-and-interleukin-31-receptor-in-pruritus-in-atopic-dermatitis
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REVIEW
Masutaka Furue, Kazuhiko Yamamura, Makiko Kido-Nakahara, Takeshi Nakahara, Yoshinori Fukui
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic or chronically relapsing, eczematous, severely pruritic skin disorder associated with skin barrier dysfunction. The lesional skin of AD exhibits T helper 2 (TH 2)-deviated immune reactions. Interleukin-31 (IL-31), preferentially produced from TH 2 cells, is a potent pruritogenic cytokine, and its systemic and local administration induces scratching behavior in rodents, dogs and monkeys. Recent clinical trials have revealed that administration of an anti-IL-31 receptor antibody significantly alleviates pruritus in patients with AD...
July 3, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668242/cockroach-allergen-exposure-and-plasma-cytokines-among-children-in-a-tropical-environment
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Brock H Medsker, Erick Forno, Yueh-Ying Han, Edna Acosta-Pérez, Angel Colón-Semidey, Maria Alvarez, John F Alcorn, Glorisa J Canino, Juan C Celedón
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the effects of socioeconomic status or cockroach allergen on immune responses in school-age children, particularly in tropical environments. OBJECTIVE: To examine whether cockroach allergen and/or socioeconomic status is associated with plasma cytokine levels in Puerto Rican children. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of 532 children (6-14 years old) with (n = 272) and without (n = 260) asthma in San Juan (Puerto Rico)...
July 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658541/the-interplay-between-genetic-and-environmental-factors-in-the-pathogenesis-of-atopic-dermatitis
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REVIEW
Atsushi Otsuka, Takashi Nomura, Pawinee Rerknimitr, Judith A Seidel, Tetsuya Honda, Kenji Kabashima
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic skin disorder characterized by pruritus and recurrent eczematous lesions that are accompanied by T-helper (Th)2-dominated inflammation. AD Etiology is not yet completely understood, but it is multifactorial. Moreover, the disease is characterized by complex interactions between genetic and environmental factors, such as skin barrier dysfunctions, allergy/immunity, and pruritus. For example, filaggrin is a key protein involved in skin barrier function. Th2 cells produce interleukin (IL)-31, which provokes pruritus, and other Th2 cytokines decrease filaggrin expression by keratinocytes...
July 2017: Immunological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652155/advances-in-atopic-dermatitis-and-urticarial-in-2016
#6
Tetsuya Honda, Takashi Nomura, Kenji Kabashima
This review highlights recent key advances in the pathology and therapies of inflammatory skin diseases, focusing on atopic dermatitis (AD) and chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU). Regarding AD, transcriptomic analysis with human samples revealed different immune profiles between childhood and adult AD. Phase III clinical trials of dupilumab, an anti-IL-4 receptor α antibody, in the treatment of AD have successfully finished, and dupilumab will appear in clinical practice as the first biologic for AD in 2017...
August 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607076/functional-proteogenomics-reveals-biomarkers-and-therapeutic-targets-in-lymphomas
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Delphine C M Rolland, Venkatesha Basrur, Yoon-Kyung Jeon, Carla McNeil-Schwalm, Damian Fermin, Kevin P Conlon, Yeqiao Zhou, Samuel Y Ng, Chih-Chiang Tsou, Noah A Brown, Dafydd G Thomas, Nathanael G Bailey, Gilbert S Omenn, Alexey I Nesvizhskii, David E Root, David M Weinstock, Robert B Faryabi, Megan S Lim, Kojo S J Elenitoba-Johnson
Identification of biomarkers and therapeutic targets is a critical goal of precision medicine. N-glycoproteins are a particularly attractive class of proteins that constitute potential cancer biomarkers and therapeutic targets for small molecules, antibodies, and cellular therapies. Using mass spectrometry (MS), we generated a compendium of 1,091 N-glycoproteins (from 40 human primary lymphomas and cell lines). Hierarchical clustering revealed distinct subtype signatures that included several subtype-specific biomarkers...
June 20, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572699/associations-between-interleukin-31-gene-polymorphisms-and-dilated-cardiomyopathy-in-a-chinese-population
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Huizi Song, Ying Peng, Bin Zhou, Nan Chen, Xiaochuan Xie, Qingyu Dou, Yue Zhong, Li Rao
To explore the role of Interkeulin-31 (IL-31) in dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), in our study, two SNPs of IL-31, rs4758680 (C/A) and rs7977932 (C/G), were analyzed in 331 DCM patients and 493 controls in a Chinese Han population. The frequencies of C allele and CC genotype of rs4758680 were significantly increased in DCM patients (P = 0.005, P = 0.001, resp.). Compared to CC genotype of rs4758680, the A carriers (CA/AA genotypes) were the protect factors in DCM susceptibility while the frequencies of CA/AA genotypes were decreased in the dominant model for DCM group (P < 0...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558009/association-between-aqueous-humor-and-vitreous-fluid-levels-of-th17-cell-related-cytokines-in-patients-with-proliferative-diabetic-retinopathy
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Masaru Takeuchi, Tomohito Sato, Yutaka Sakurai, Manzo Taguchi, Kozo Harimoto, Yoko Karasawa, Masataka Ito
Inflammation is known to be involved in the progression of diabetic retinopathy. We have recently reported that vitreous levels of IL-4, IL-17A, IL-22, IL-31, and TNFα are higher than the respective serum levels in proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) patients, and that vitreous levels of these cytokines are higher in PDR than in other non-inflammatory vitreoretinal diseases or uveitis associated with sarcoidosis. In the present study, we investigated inflammatory cytokines including Th17 cell-related cytokines in aqueous humor samples obtained from eyes with PDR, and analyzed the association between the aqueous humor and vitreous fluid levels of individual cytokines...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512667/involvement-of-leukotriene-b4-released-from-keratinocytes-in-itch-associated-response-to-intradermal-interleukin-31-in-mice
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Tsugunobu Andoh, Ayako Harada, Yasushi Kuraishi
A recent study suggests that interleukin-31 (IL-31) exerts its effect via indirect mechanisms rather than through direct stimulation of cutaneous nerves. However, the underlying peripheral mechanisms of IL-31-induced itch in the skin remain unclear. Therefore, the present study investigated the peripheral mechanisms underlying IL-31-induced itch in mice. IL-31-induced itch-related response was inhibited by anti-allergic drugs (tranilast and azelastine), but not by an H1 histamine receptor antagonist (terfenadine)...
May 17, 2017: Acta Dermato-venereologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428802/regulation-of-th2-responses-by-different-cell-types-expressing-the-interleukin-31-receptor
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Saburo Saito, Ayana Aoki, Iwao Arai, Shinya Takaishi, Haruyasu Ito, Nobutake Akiyama, Hiroshi Kiyonari
BACKGROUND: Interleukin-31 (IL-31) is a recently identified cytokine produced by Th2 cells that is involved in the development of atopic dermatitis-induced skin inflammation and pruritus. Its receptor, IL-31RA, is expressed by a number of cell types, including epithelial cells, eosinophils, and activated monocytes and macrophages. To date, however, the regulation of Th2 responses by distinct cell types and tissues expressing IL-31RA has not been well studied. METHODS: In this study, Cry j 2, one of the major allergens of Japanese cedar pollen, was administered to IL-31RA-deficient or wild-type (WT) mice via nasal or intraperitoneal injection for induction of specific Th2 responses...
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408397/the-il-31-il-31-receptor-axis-general-features-and-role-in-tumor-microenvironment
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REVIEW
Elisa Ferretti, Anna Corcione, Vito Pistoia
IL-31 is a recently identified cytokine with a well-defined role in the pathogenesis of pruritus. IL-31, whose production is induced by IL-4 and IL-33, binds a heterodimeric receptor (R) composed of the exclusive IL-31RA chain and the shared oncostatin M R. Signaling through the IL-31R involves the MAPK, PI3K/AKT and Jak/STAT pathways. Different variants and isoforms of IL-31RA with different signaling activities have been identified. IL-31 is produced predominantly by circulating Th2 lymphocytes and skin-homing CLA(+)CD45RO(+) T cells...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303765/the-significance-of-the-levels-of-il-4-il-31-and-tlsp-in-patients-with-asthma-and-or-rhinitis
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Ruonan Chai, Beixing Liu, Feifei Qi
AIM: To investigate the clinical significance of the levels of IL-4, IL-33 and thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TLSP) in patients with asthma and/or rhinitis, then do the simple verification in animals. METHODS: Levels of IL-4 IL-31, IL-33 and TLSP were detected by ELISA and real-time PCR in 64 asthma patients (sIgE[+]: 32 cases, sIgE[-]: 32 cases), 64 rhinitis patients (sIgE[+]: 32 cases, sIgE[-]: 32 cases), 64 asthma complicated with allergic rhinitis patients (sIgE[+]: 32 cases, sIgE[-]: 32 cases) and 32 healthy controls...
March 2017: Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265480/proximity-to-a-major-road-and-plasma-cytokines-in-school-aged-children
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Franziska Rosser, Erick Forno, John Brehm, Yueh-Ying Han, Nadia Boutaoui, Angel Colón-Semidey, María Alvarez, Edna Acosta-Pérez, Kristen S Kurland, John F Alcorn, Glorisa Canino, Juan C Celedón
Traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) may affect immune responses, including those in the TH2 and TH17 pathways. To examine whether TRAP is associated with plasma level of TH17-, TH1-, and TH2-related cytokines in children with and without asthma, a cross-sectional study of 577 children (ages 6-14 years) with (n = 294) and without (n = 283) asthma in San Juan (Puerto Rico) was performed. Residential distance to a major road was estimated using geocoded home addresses for study participants. A panel of 14 cytokines, enriched for the TH17 pathway, was measured in plasma...
September 1, 2016: Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244297/therapeutic-effects-of-korean-red-ginseng-extract-in-a-murine-model-of-atopic-dermatitis-anti-pruritic-and-anti-inflammatory-mechanism
#15
Hyun Joo Lee, Sang Hyun Cho
Korean red ginseng (KRG) and ginsenosides exhibit diverse biological effects, including anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic. We aimed to investigate the therapeutic effect of KRG in a murine model of atopic dermatitis (AD) is mediated whether by diminishing the pruritus or by suppressing the inflammation. Thirty NC/Nga mice were randomly divided to 5 groups. AD-like skin lesions were induced by percutaneous challenge with 2,4,6-trinitro-1-chrolobenzene (TNCB) on the ears and backs of NC/Nga mice. KRG extract, evening primrose oil, cyclosporine, and phosphate-buffered saline were administered orally by a gastric tube...
April 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189042/activity-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-influences-the-expression-of-cytokines-in-gingival-tissue
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C M Figueredo, A P Martins, R Lira-Junior, J B Menegat, A T Carvalho, R G Fischer, A Gustafsson
This study assessed the cytokine expression in gingival and intestinal tissues from periodontitis patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and evaluated if IBD activity is a covariate to the amount of gingival cytokines. Paired gingival and intestinal tissues were collected from 21 patients and homogenised using a cell disruptor. Cytokine expression (IL-1β, IL-4, IL-6, IL-10, IL-21, IL-22, IL-23, IL-25, IL-31, IL-33, IL-17A, IL-17F, IFN-γ, sCD40L, and TNF-α) was evaluated using bead-based multiplex technology...
February 8, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125840/association-of-high-mobility-group-box-1-with-th-cell-related-cytokines-in-the-vitreous-of-ocular-sarcoidosis-patients
#17
Masaru Takeuchi, Manzo Taguchi, Tomohito Sato, Kyoko Karasawa, Yutaka Sakurai, Kohzou Harimoto, Masataka Ito
Purpose: High-mobility group box-1 (HMGB1) is a nonhistone DNA-binding nuclear protein released from necrotic cells, which is also secreted by activated leukocytes and acts as a primary proinflammatory cytokine. In this study, we compared vitreous HMGB1 levels in ocular sarcoidosis with those in noninflammatory vitreoretinal diseases and evaluated its association with Th cell-related and proinflammatory cytokines. Methods: The study group consisted of 24 patients with ocular sarcoidosis...
January 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114322/correction-il-31-driven-skin-remodeling-involves-epidermal-cell-proliferation-and-thickening-that-lead-to-impaired-skin-barrier-function
#18
Brijendra Singh, Anil G Jegga, Kumar S Shanmukhappa, Ramakrishna Edukulla, Gurjit Kaur Khurana Hershey, Mario Medvedovic, Stacey R Dillon, Satish K Madala
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0161877.].
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067314/the-transcription-factor-epas1-links-dock8-deficiency-to-atopic-skin-inflammation-via-il-31-induction
#19
Kazuhiko Yamamura, Takehito Uruno, Akira Shiraishi, Yoshihiko Tanaka, Miho Ushijima, Takeshi Nakahara, Mayuki Watanabe, Makiko Kido-Nakahara, Ikuya Tsuge, Masutaka Furue, Yoshinori Fukui
Mutations of DOCK8 in humans cause a combined immunodeficiency characterized by atopic dermatitis with high serum IgE levels. However, the molecular link between DOCK8 deficiency and atopic skin inflammation is unknown. Here we show that CD4(+) T cells from DOCK8-deficient mice produce large amounts of IL-31, a major pruritogen associated with atopic dermatitis. IL-31 induction critically depends on the transcription factor EPAS1, and its conditional deletion in CD4(+) T cells abrogates skin disease development in DOCK8-deficient mice...
January 9, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000952/human-basophils-are-a-source-of-and-are-differentially-activated-by-il-31
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U Raap, M Gehring, S Kleiner, U Rüdrich, B Eiz-Vesper, H Haas, A Kapp, B F Gibbs
BACKGROUND: Basophils are important effector cells involved in the pathogenesis of inflammatory skin diseases including chronic urticaria which is associated by increased IL-31 serum levels. So far the effects of IL-31 on human basophils are unknown. OBJECTIVE: To analyse the functional role of IL-31 in basophil biology. METHODS: IL-31 expression was evaluated in skin samples derived from chronic spontaneous urticaria patients. Oncostatin M receptor (OSMR), IL-31 receptor A (RA) and IL-31 protein expressions were analysed on human basophils from healthy donors...
April 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
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