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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926539/the-immunology-of-the-allergy-epidemic-and-the-hygiene-hypothesis
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Bart N Lambrecht, Hamida Hammad
The immunology of the hygiene hypothesis of allergy is complex and involves the loss of cellular and humoral immunoregulatory pathways as a result of the adoption of a Western lifestyle and the disappearance of chronic infectious diseases. The influence of diet and reduced microbiome diversity now forms the foundation of scientific thinking on how the allergy epidemic occurred, although clear mechanistic insights into the process in humans are still lacking. Here we propose that barrier epithelial cells are heavily influenced by environmental factors and by microbiome-derived danger signals and metabolites, and thus act as important rheostats for immunoregulation, particularly during early postnatal development...
September 19, 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923491/readability-of-online-allergy-and-immunology-educational-resources-for-patients-implications-for-physicians
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Tudor Crihalmeanu, Arpan V Prabhu, David R Hansberry, Nitin Agarwal, Michael J Fine
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 8, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921585/allergooncology-opposite-outcomes-of-immune-tolerance-in-allergy-and-cancer
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E Jensen-Jarolim, H J Bax, R Bianchini, S Crescioli, T R Daniels-Wells, D Dombrowicz, E Fiebiger, H J Gould, S Irshad, J Janda, D H Josephs, F Levi-Schaffer, L O Mahony, G Pellizzari, M L Penichet, F Redegeld, F Roth-Walter, J Singer, E Untersmayr, L Vangelista, S N Karagiannis
While desired for the cure of allergy, regulatory immune cell subsets and non-classical Th2-biased inflammatory mediators in the tumour microenvironment can contribute to immune suppression and escape of tumours from immunological detection and clearance. A key aim in the cancer field is therefore to design interventions that can break immunological tolerance and halt cancer progression, whereas on the contrary allergen immunotherapy exactly aims to induce tolerance. In this position paper, we review insights on immune tolerance derived from allergy and from cancer inflammation, focusing on what is known about the roles of key immune cells and mediators...
September 16, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916424/predictors-of-epinephrine-dispensing-and-allergy-follow-up-after-emergency-department-visit-for-anaphylaxis
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Megan Motosue, M Fernanda Bellolio, Holly K Van Houten, Nilay D Shah, Ronna L Campbell
BACKGROUND: National guidelines recommend that patients with anaphylaxis be prescribed an epinephrine auto-injector (EAI) and referred to an allergy/immunology (A/I) specialist. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate guideline concordance and identify predictors of EAI dispensing and A/I follow-up in patients with anaphylaxis treated in the emergency department (ED). METHODS: We identified patients seen in the ED for anaphylaxis from 2010 through 2014 from an administrative claims database using an expanded International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification diagnosis code algorithm...
September 12, 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912783/sex-differences-in-asthma-a-key-role-of-androgen-signaling-in-group-2-innate-lymphoid-cells
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REVIEW
Sophie Laffont, Eve Blanquart, Jean-Charles Guéry
Infectious diseases, autoimmune diseases, and also allergy differentially affect women and men. In general, women develop strongest immune responses and thus the proportion of infected individuals and the severity of many viral, bacterial, or parasitic infections are increased in men. However, heightened immunity in women makes them more susceptible than men to autoimmunity and allergy. While sex differences in immunity are well documented, little is known about the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying these immunological differences, particularly in allergic asthma...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905404/current-practice-of-allergy-diagnosis-and-the-potential-impact-of-regulation-in-europe
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Victoria Cardona, Pascal Demoly, Sten Dreborg, A Fusun Kalpaklioglu, Ludger Klimek, Antonella Muraro, Oliver Pfaar, Todor A Popov, Hans Jürgen Hoffmann
In the European Union (EU), the regulatory framework regarding diagnostic allergen extracts is currently in the process of being implemented at the national level. Due to these regulations, the initial and periodic renewal expenses for the registration of diagnostic allergen extracts may render extract production unprofitable. Consequently, many extracts may be at risk of removal from the market. The current survey, which was conducted by a task force of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, aimed to assess the current practice of allergy diagnosis in Europe...
September 14, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902467/eaaci-guidelines-on-allergen-immunotherapy-prevention-of-allergy
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REVIEW
Susanne Halken, Desiree Larenas-Linnemann, Graham Roberts, Moises A Calderón, Elisabeth Angier, Oliver Pfaar, Dermot D Ryan, Ioana Agache, Ignacio J I J Ansotegui, Stefania Arasi, George Du Toit, Montserrat Fernandez-Rivas, Roy Geerth van Wijk, Marek Jutel, Jörg Kleine-Tebbe, Susanne Lau, Paolo M Matricardi, Giovanni B Pajno, Nikolaos G Papadopoulos, Martin Penagos, Alexandra F Santos, Gunter J Sturm, Frans Timmermans, R Van Ree, Eva-Maria Varga, Ulrich Wahn, Maria Kristiansen, Sangeeta Dhami, Aziz Sheikh, Muraro Antonella
Allergic diseases are common and frequently coexist. Allergen immunotherapy (AIT) is a disease-modifying treatment for IgE-mediated allergic disease with effects beyond cessation of AIT that may include important preventive effects. The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) has developed a clinical practice guideline to provide evidence-based recommendations for AIT for prevention of i) development of allergic comorbidities in those with established allergic diseases, ii) development of first allergic condition and iii) allergic sensitization...
September 13, 2017: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895784/immunotherapy-for-ige-mediated-wheat-allergy
#8
P Pacharn, P Vichyanond
Among various routes of immunotherapy for food allergy, oral immunotherapy (OIT) appears to have a promising result due to its ability to modify abnormal immunologic mechanism of IgE-mediated food allergy. Other methods for immunomodulation such as sublingual (SLIT) or epicutaneous (EPIT) immunotherapy which carry lower rates of systemic reactions, may have less efficacy. Wheat has recently been recognized as a more common cause of food-induced anaphylaxis than previously recognized, especially among young children, around the world...
September 12, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892576/pregnancy-modulates-the-allergen-induced-cytokine-production-differently-in-allergic-and-non-allergic-women
#9
Martina Sandberg Abelius, Malin Jedenfalk, Jan Ernerudh, Camilla Janefjord, Göran Berg, Leif Matthiesen, Maria C Jenmalm
BACKGROUND: The immunological environment during pregnancy may differ between allergic and non-allergic women. This study investigates the effect of maternal allergy on the allergen-induced cytokine and chemokine levels and if pregnancy modulates these immune responses differently in allergic and non-allergic women. METHODS: The birch-, cat-, phytohemagglutinin- and tetanus toxoid-induced interferon-γ (IFN-γ), interleukin-4 (IL)-4, IL-5, IL-10, IL-13, the T-helper 1 (Th1)-associated chemokine CXCL10 and the Th2-associated chemokine CCL17 levels were quantified in 20 women with allergic symptoms (sensitised, n=13) and 36 women without allergic symptoms (non-sensitised, n=30) at gestational weeks 10-12, 15-16, 25, 35 and 2 and 12 months postpartum...
September 11, 2017: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890868/surgical-and-immune-reconstitution-murine-models-in-bone-marrow-research-potential-for-exploring-mechanisms-in-sepsis-trauma-and-allergy
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REVIEW
Pedro Xavier-Elsas, Renato Nunes Ferreira, Maria Ignez C Gaspar-Elsas
Bone marrow, the vital organ which maintains lifelong hemopoiesis, currently receives considerable attention, as a source of multiple cell types which may play important roles in repair at distant sites. This emerging function, distinct from, but closely related to, bone marrow roles in innate immunity and inflammation, has been characterized through a number of strategies. However, the use of surgical models in this endeavour has hitherto been limited. Surgical strategies allow the experimenter to predetermine the site, timing, severity and invasiveness of injury; to add or remove aggravating factors (such as infection and defects in immunity) in controlled ways; and to manipulate the context of repair, including reconstitution with selected immune cell subpopulations...
August 20, 2017: World Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890016/single-recombinant-and-purified-major-allergens-and-peptides-how-they-are-made-and-how-they-change-allergy-diagnosis-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Mirela Curin, Viktoriya Garib, Rudolf Valenta
OBJECTIVE: To review the current knowledge regarding recombinant and purified allergens and allergen-derived peptides. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, homepages relevant to the topic, and the National Institutes of Health clinical trial database were searched. STUDY SELECTIONS: The literature was screened for studies describing purified and recombinant allergens and allergen-derived peptides. Studies relevant to the topic were included in this review...
September 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889999/humoral-immune-responses-during-asthma-and-influenza-co-morbidity-in-mice
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Laura A Doorley, Kim S LeMessurier, Amy R Iverson, Maneesha Palipane, Amali E Samarasinghe
Humoral immunity serve dual functions of direct pathogen neutralization and enhancement of leukocyte function. Antibody classes are determined by antigen triggers, and the resulting antibodies can contribute to disease pathogenesis and host defense. Although asthma and influenza are immunologically distinct diseases, since we have found that allergic asthma exacerbation promotes antiviral host responses to influenza A virus, we hypothesized that humoral immunity may contribute to allergic host protection during influenza...
September 7, 2017: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888844/recurrence-of-chronic-urticaria-incidence-and-associated-factors
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Julie K Kim, Daniel Har, L Steven Brown, David A Khan
BACKGROUND: Chronic urticaria (CU) is urticaria that has been present continuously or intermittently for at least 6 weeks. Although the prevalence and characteristics of CU are well established, little is known about recurrent CU (RCU). OBJECTIVES: We sought to establish a definition, determine the frequency, and evaluate risk factors for RCU. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of adult patients with CU evaluated at the University of Texas Southwestern allergy and immunology clinic was performed...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878778/multivariate-analysis-as-a-support-for-diagnostic-flowcharts-in-allergic-bronchopulmonary-aspergillosis-a-proof-of-concept-study
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Joana Vitte, Stéphane Ranque, Ania Carsin, Carine Gomez, Thomas Romain, Carole Cassagne, Marion Gouitaa, Mélisande Baravalle-Einaudi, Nathalie Stremler-Le Bel, Martine Reynaud-Gaubert, Jean-Christophe Dubus, Jean-Louis Mège, Jean Gaudart
Molecular-based allergy diagnosis yields multiple biomarker datasets. The classical diagnostic score for allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA), a severe disease usually occurring in asthmatic patients and people with cystic fibrosis, comprises succinct immunological criteria formulated in 1977: total IgE, anti-Aspergillus fumigatus (Af) IgE, anti-Af "precipitins," and anti-Af IgG. Progress achieved over the last four decades led to multiple IgE and IgG(4) Af biomarkers available with quantitative, standardized, molecular-level reports...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870489/bisphenol-a-and-immunotoxic-potential-a-commentary
#15
Ian Kimber
Bisphenol A (BPA) is used in the manufacture of polycarbonate and epoxy resin plastics. There has been interest in the possibility that BPA has immunotoxic properties, and a variety of investigations have explored this. Among the approaches taken have been human observational and cross-sectional studies, investigations using experimental animals, and in vitro studies, some of which have been reviewed previously by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). This commentary aims to provide a focused review of data regarding the ability of BPA to perturb the immune system, including the developing immune system, and to cause related adverse health effects...
September 1, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868834/recurrent-vulvovaginal-candidiasis-could-it-be-related-to-cell-mediated-immunity-defect-in-response-to-candida-antigen
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Zahra Talaei, Saba Sheikhbahaei, Vajihe Ostadi, Mazdak Ganjalikhani Hakemi, Mohsen Meidani, Elham Naghshineh, Majid Yaran, Alireza Emami Naeini, Roya Sherkat
Background: Recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis (RVVC) is a common cause of morbidity affecting millions of women worldwide. Patients with RVVC are thought to have an underlying immunologic defect. This study has been established to evaluate cell-mediated immunity defect in response to candida antigen in RVVC cases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Our cross-sectional study was performed in 3 groups of RVVC patients (cases), healthy individuals (control I) and known cases of chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis (CMC) (control II)...
October 2017: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865877/oral-immunotherapy-for-food-allergy
#17
REVIEW
Deborah M Hussey Freeland, Monali Manohar, Sandra Andorf, Benjamin D Hobson, Wenming Zhang, Kari C Nadeau
Food allergy is a pathological, potentially deadly cascade of immune responses to molecules or molecular fragments that are normally innocuous when encountered in foods, such as milk, egg, or peanut. As the incidence and prevalence of food allergy rise, the standard of care is poised to advance beyond food allergen avoidance coupled with injectable epinephrine treatment of allergen-induced systemic reactions. Recent studies provide evidence that oral immunotherapy may effectively redirect the atopic immune responses of food allergy patients as they ingest small but gradually increasing allergen doses over many months, eliciting safer immune responses to these antigens...
August 30, 2017: Seminars in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865409/determination-of-the-most-common-indoor-and-outdoor-allergens-in-602-patients-with-allergic-symptoms-using-specific-ige-local-panel
#18
Raheleh Shokouhi Shoormasti, Zahra Pourpak, Mohammad Reza Fazlollahi, Azadeh Shabani, Anoshirvan Kazemnejad, Zahra Ebadi, Behnoosh Tayebi, Behzad Darabi, Masoud Movahedi, Seyed Alireza Mahdaviani, Mostafa Moin
Aeroallergens play an important role in developing allergic diseases. The aim of this study was to determine the outdoor and indoor sensitization using a specific regional panel of aeroallergens in allergic patients. All patients with allergic symptoms referred to Immunology, Asthma and Allergy Research Institute (IAARI) in Tehran, Iran from December 2010 to July 2013 entered this cross sectional study. We evaluated serum samples for specific IgE against 20 selected aeroallergens provided by a specific panel (RIDA Allergy Screen test, IAARI panel)...
August 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858242/effect-of-processing-intensity-on-immunologically-active-bovine-milk-serum-proteins
#19
Tabea Brick, Markus Ege, Sjef Boeren, Andreas Böck, Erika von Mutius, Jacques Vervoort, Kasper Hettinga
Consumption of raw cow's milk instead of industrially processed milk has been reported to protect children from developing asthma, allergies, and respiratory infections. Several heat-sensitive milk serum proteins have been implied in this effect though unbiased assessment of milk proteins in general is missing. The aim of this study was to compare the native milk serum proteome between raw cow's milk and various industrially applied processing methods, i.e., homogenization, fat separation, pasteurization, ultra-heat treatment (UHT), treatment for extended shelf-life (ESL), and conventional boiling...
August 31, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856686/abstracts-from-the-european-academy-of-allergy-and-clinical-immunology-congress-17-21-june-2017-helsinki-finland
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August 2017: Allergy
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