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mast cell activation disorder

Patrizia Bonadonna, Massimiliano Bonifacio, Roberta Zanotti
Mastocytosis is a clonal disease characterized by proliferation and accumulation of mast cells (MC) in different tissues, preferentially skin and bone marrow, leading to a wide variety of clinical manifestations, mainly caused by the inappropriate release of MC mediators. As a consequence, patients with mastocytosis may experience symptoms due to massive MC activation and release of mediators. Anaphylaxis is the most frequent manifestation of this phenomenon.Drugs are possible triggers of anaphylaxis in patients with mastocytosis, even though the association between mastocytosis and drug anaphylaxis does not appear to be as strong as anaphylaxis after hymenoptera sting; nevertheless, MC disorders might be ruled out in cases of severe systemic reactions to drugs...
September 28, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
R Muñoz-Cano, E Ainsua-Enrich, I Torres-Atencio, M Martin, J Sánchez-Lopez, J Bartra, C Picado, J Mullol, A Valero
RATIONALE: Platelet activating factor (PAF) is a lipid mediator involved in the pathophysiology of several allergic diseases, such as the amplification of mast cell (MC) activation in anaphylaxis. Rupatadine is an antihistamine with demonstrated anti-PAF effect but its capacity to inhibit PAF-induced MC degranulation has not been fully evaluated. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the ability of rupatadine to inhibit PAF-induced MC degranulation compared with desloratadine and levocetirizine, to confirm dual rupatadine anti-H1 and anti-PAF activities...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Investigational Allergology & Clinical Immunology
Zeynep Tamay, Deniz Özçeker
Mastocytosis is a heterogeneous disorder characterized by clonal proliferation and accumulation of mast cells in one of more organs which may lead to different clinical pictures. Pathological increase and activation of mast cells in various tissues can cause different clinical pictures. Cutaneous mastocytosis limited to the skin is the most typical clinical picture observed in children and systemic mastocytosis is very rare in the pediatric age group. The diagnosis of cutaneous mastocytosis is based on clinical findings, but is often delayed due to lack of clinical awareness of the disease and lack of its consideration in the differential diagnosis...
September 2016: Türk Pediatri Arşivi
Lijun Du, Jinhua Shen, John J Kim, Yunxian Yu, Liqin Ma, Ning Dai
Functional dyspepsia (FD) is a functional gastrointestinal disorder diagnosed by symptom-based criteria. It has been said that duodenal immune activation plays a role in the pathogenesis of FD. The primary aims of the study were to compare the total number of duodenal eosinophil and evaluate the eosinophil degranulation rate, number of duodenal degranulated eosinophil and mast cell between patients with FD and healthy subjects. We enrolled 96 patients with FD and 24 healthy controls at Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital...
October 6, 2016: Scientific Reports
Bartolomeo Bertolino, Rosalia Crupi, Daniela Impellizzeri, Giuseppe Bruschetta, Marika Cordaro, Rosalba Siracusa, Emanuela Esposito, Salvatore Cuzzocrea
AIMS: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a condition defined by social communication deficits and repetitive restrictive behaviors. Association of the fatty acid amide palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) with the flavonoid luteolin displays neuroprotective and antiinflammatory actions in different models of central nervous system pathologies. We hypothesized that association of PEA with luteolin might have therapeutic utility in ASD, and we employed a well-recognized autism animal model, namely sodium valproate administration, to evaluate cognitive and motor deficits...
October 4, 2016: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
Jatinder Singh, Ramanpreet Shah, Dhandeep Singh
The mast cells are integral part of immune system and they have pleiotropic physiological functions in our body. Any type of abnormal stimuli causes the mast cells receptors to spur the otherwise innocuous mast cells to degranulate and release inflammatory mediators like histamine, cytokines, chemokines and prostaglandins. These mediators are involved in various diseases like allergy, asthma, mastocytosis, cardiovascular disorders, etc. Herein, we describe the receptors involved in degranulation of mast cells and are broadly divided into four categories: G-protein coupled receptors, ligand gated ion channels, immunoreceptors and pattern recognition receptors...
September 29, 2016: International Immunopharmacology
Jiangbo Wu, Caroline G M de Theije, Sofia Lopes da Silva, Suzanne Abbring, Hilma van der Horst, Laus M Broersen, Linette Willemsen, Martien Kas, Johan Garssen, Aletta D Kraneveld
Enhanced mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling in the brain has been implicated in the pathogenesis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Inhibition of the mTOR pathway improves behavior and neuropathology in mouse models of ASD containing mTOR-associated single gene mutations. The current study demonstrated that the amino acids histidine, lysine, threonine inhibited mTOR signaling and IgE-mediated mast cell activation, while the amino acids leucine, isoleucine, valine had no effect on mTOR signaling in BMMCs...
September 15, 2016: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
Hee-Yun Kim, Sun-Young Nam, Sung-Yeoun Hwang, Hyung-Min Kim, Hyun-Ja Jeong
KMP6 (Pyeongwee-San) is a Korean Medicine used to treat gastrointestinal disorders. Recently, we reported KMP6 had beneficial effects on allergic inflammatory diseases. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of atractylone (Atr), a constituent of KMP6, on allergic rhinitis (AR) and to identify the mechanism responsible for these effects. The anti-allergic inflammatory effects of Atr were evaluated on phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate and calcium ionophore A23187 (PMACI)-stimulated human mast cell line, HMC-1 cells and in an ovalbumin (OVA)-induced AR animal model using Western blotting, quantitative real-time PCR, ELISA, and immunohistochemistry methods...
October 2016: Molecular Immunology
Tom Groot Kormelink, Ger J A Arkesteijn, Chris H A van de Lest, Willie J C Geerts, Soenita S Goerdayal, Maarten A F Altelaar, Frank A Redegeld, Esther N M Nolte-'t Hoen, Marca H M Wauben
Mast cells (MC) are well known for their effector role in allergic disorders; moreover, they are associated with diverse modulatory effects in innate and adaptive immunity. It is largely unclear how MC exert these modulating functions. In this article, we show that IgE-mediated MC degranulation leads to a rapid release of high quantities of extracellular vesicles (EV), comparable to the release of preformed mediators. EV are submicron structures composed of lipid bilayers, proteins, and nucleic acids that are released by cells in a regulated fashion and are involved in intercellular communication...
September 12, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
Do-Kyun Kim, Michael A Beaven, Joseph M Kulinski, Avanti Desai, Geethani Bandara, Yun Bai, Calman Prussin, Lawrence B Schwartz, Hirsh Komarow, Dean D Metcalfe, Ana Olivera
Neoplastic accumulation of mast cells in systemic mastocytosis (SM) associates with activating mutations in the receptor tyrosine kinase KIT. Constitutive activation of tyrosine kinase oncogenes has been linked to imbalances in oxidant/antioxidant mechanisms in other myeloproliferative disorders. However, the impact of KIT mutations on the redox status in SM and the potential therapeutic implications are not well understood. Here, we examined the regulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and of the antioxidant protein DJ-1 (PARK-7), which increases with cancer progression and acts to lessen oxidative damage to malignant cells, in relationship with SM severity...
2016: PloS One
L R Javvadi, V P B Parachuru, T J Milne, G J Seymour, A M Rich
Oral lichen planus (OLP) is a complex immunological disorder, mediated in part by the release of cytokines from activated T-cells. Of late, two closely related T-helper (Th) cell subsets; regulatory T-cells (Tregs; FoxP3(+)) and Th17 cells (IL17(+)) have been described in various chronic inflammatory diseases. The aim of this study was to determine the expression of FoxP3 and IL17 in OLP using immunohistochemistry (IHC) and quantitative real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (qPCR). For IHC, formalin fixed, paraffin embedded archival specimens, an OLP group (n=10) and a non-specific inflammatory (NSI) control group (n=9) were used...
October 2016: Pathology
D Xu, W Chen, W X Zhou, C D Wang, G J Fei, L M Zhu, H W Xin, D R Zhong, G Sun, X C Fang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the bowel symptoms and psychological status of patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with diarrhea (IBS-D), and to verify whether sigmoid colon mucosal mast cells (MCs) and their activation have effect on the symptoms and psychological status of IBS-D patients. METHODS: Patients meeting Rome Ⅲ diagnostic and subtyping criteria of IBS-D who visited the outpatient clinic of gastroenterology of Peking Union Medical College Hospital were consecutively enrolled between July 2009 and June 2012...
August 9, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Nathan L Sanders, Anil Mishra
Interleukin (IL)-18 is an IL-1 family cytokine expressed by macrophages, dendritic cells, epithelial cells, and keratinocytes and is implicated in various aspects of both the innate and adaptive immune systems. IL-18 signals similar to IL-1β intracellularly to activate gene transcription. Since its discovery, IL-18 has been demonstrated to play a key role in pathogen defense from helminths and some bacteria. Recently however, evidence has accumulated that IL-18 expression is increased in many presentations of allergic disease...
July 15, 2016: Cytokine & Growth Factor Reviews
Arnold S Kirshenbaum, Glenn Cruse, Avanti Desai, Geethani Bandara, Maarten Leerkes, Chyi-Chia R Lee, Elizabeth R Fischer, Kevin J O'Brien, Bernadette R Gochuico, Kelly Stone, William A Gahl, Dean D Metcalfe
Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome type-1 (HPS-1) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in HPS1 which result in reduced expression of the HPS-1 protein, defective lysosome-related organelle (LRO) transport and absence of platelet delta granules. Patients with HPS-1 exhibit oculocutaneous albinism, colitis, bleeding and pulmonary fibrosis postulated to result from a dysregulated immune response. The effect of the HPS1 mutation on human mast cells (HuMCs) is unknown. Since HuMC granules classify as LROs along with platelet granules and melanosomes, we set out to determine if HPS-1 cutaneous and CD34+ culture-derived HuMCs have distinct granular and cellular characteristics...
2016: PloS One
Hariharan Subramanian, Kshitij Gupta, Hydar Ali
Mast cells (MCs), which are granulated tissue-resident cells of hematopoietic lineage, contribute to vascular homeostasis, innate/adaptive immunity, and wound healing. However, MCs are best known for their roles in allergic and inflammatory diseases, such as anaphylaxis, food allergy, rhinitis, itch, urticaria, atopic dermatitis, and asthma. In addition to the high-affinity IgE receptor (FcεRI), MCs express numerous G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), which are the largest group of membrane receptor proteins and the most common targets of drug therapy...
September 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Edoardo Parrella, Vanessa Porrini, Rosa Iorio, Marina Benarese, Annamaria Lanzillotta, Mariana Mota, Mariella Fusco, Paolo Tonin, PierFranco Spano, Marina Pizzi
The combination of palmitoylethanolamide (PEA), an endogenous fatty acid amide belonging to the family of the N-acylethanolamines, and the flavonoid luteolin has been found to exert neuroprotective activities in a variety of mouse models of neurological disorders, including brain ischemia. Indirect findings suggest that the two molecules can reduce the activation of mastocytes in brain ischemia, thus modulating crucial cells that trigger the inflammatory cascade. Though, no evidence exists about a direct effect of PEA and luteolin on mast cells in experimental models of brain ischemia, either used separately or in combination...
October 1, 2016: Brain Research
Phil-Dong Moon, Na-Ra Han, Ka-Jung Ryu, Sang-Woo Kang, Ji-Hyun Go, Jae-Bum Jang, Youngjin Choi, Hyung-Min Kim, Hyun-Ja Jeong
Thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) is regarded as the main factor responsible for the pathogenesis of allergic disorders such as atopic dermatitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, and allergic rhinitis. As part of our continuing search for novel anti-inflammatory compounds, 2-(4-{2-[(phenylthio)acetyl]carbonohydrazonoyl}phenoxy)acetamide (PA) was analyzed. In the present study, we examined how PA regulates the mRNA expression and production of TSLP in the human mast cell line, HMC-1 cells. Computer-aided docking simulation, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, quantitative polymerase chain reaction, caspase-1 assay, and Western blotting were used to investigate the effects of PA...
September 2016: International Immunopharmacology
Alex Alexopoulos, George P Chrousos
Emerging research has suggested that the skin is not only a target of organismal distress but also an active participant of the stress response through production of local "HPA axis" components, peripheral nerve endings, and resident skin cells, including keratinocytes, mast cells, and immune/immune accessory cells. There are also bidirectional communication pathways between the brain and the skin, which play significant roles in integrating these interactions. In this review, we summarize the intricate relations between stress and several skin conditions...
July 2, 2016: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
Al Caraffa, E Spinas, S K Kritas, G Lessiani, G Ronconi, A Saggini, P Antinolfi, J Pizzicannella, E Toniato, T C Theoharides, P Conti
Endocrinology systems exert an important effect on vascular function and have direct actions on blood vessels. Estrogens provoke an increase in skin elasticity, epidermal hydration, skin thickness, reduce skin wrinkles and augment the content of collagen and the level of vascularisation. Therefore, there is an intricate cross-talk between skin conditions and stress. In stress, β2--adrenoreceptor (β2AR) pathway, cortisol, epinephrine and norepinephrine increase DNA damage and interfere with the regulation of the cell cycle, contributing to aging and skin diseases...
April 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
T C Theoharides, I Tsilioni, A B Patel, R Doyle
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) affect as many as 1 in 45 children and are characterized by deficits in sociability and communication, as well as stereotypic movements. Many children also show severe anxiety. The lack of distinct pathogenesis and reliable biomarkers hampers the development of effective treatments. As a result, most children with ASD are prescribed psychopharmacologic agents that do not address the core symptoms of ASD. Autoantibodies against brain epitopes in mothers of children with ASD and many such children strongly correlate with allergic symptoms and indicate an aberrant immune response, as well as disruption of the blood-brain barrier (BBB)...
2016: Translational Psychiatry
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