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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917991/enhanced-expression-of-pd-l1-and-ifn-%C3%AE-on-dendritic-cells-is-associated-with-bcg-induced-th2-inhibition
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A C C Gouveia, F G Braga, M Mota, F M C Silva, A S S Brugiolo, E E Oliveira, M C Ayupe, H C Teixeira, A P Ferreira
Accumulating evidence indicates that the exposure to Mycobacterium bovis bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) prevents the development of allergy and the airway dendritic cells (DCs) may be involved in this protective effect. However, studies to better characterize the specific interactions between BCG and DCs and their role in this mycobacteria-mediated Th2 cell suppression are still ongoing. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of the neonatal BCG vaccination in the innate immune response in a mouse model of ovalbumin (OVA)-induced airway inflammation...
September 14, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917204/murine-il-4%C3%AE-2-splice-variant-down-regulates-il-4-activities-independently-of-il-4r%C3%AE-binding-and-stat-6-phosphorylation
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Gil R Diogo, Adam Sparrow, Matthew J Paul, Alastair Copland, Peter J Hart, Szymon Stelter, Craig van Dolleweerd, Pascal M W Drake, Derek C Macallan, Rajko Reljic
IL-4 is a pleiotropic cytokine that is highly Th2 polarizing. The ratio of IL-4 and its splice variant IL-4Δ2 observed in human health and disease suggests a role for both isoforms. In the present study, the biological function of murine IL-4Δ2 and the potential mechanism of action were studied. We report for the first time the generation of a functional, recombinant murine IL-4Δ2 form which is suggestive of its possible biological role in this species. Recombinant murine IL-4Δ2 inhibited IL-4 mediated cellular processes in macrophages and lymphocytes...
September 13, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916432/rituximab-as-induction-therapy-in-eosinophilic-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-refractory-to-conventional-immunosuppressive-treatment-a-36-month-follow-up-analysis
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Jens Thiel, Arianna Troilo, Ulrich Salzer, Theresa Schleyer, Kirsten Halmschlag, Marta Rizzi, Natalie Frede, Ana Venhoff, Reinhard E Voll, Nils Venhoff
BACKGROUND: Rituximab (RTX) is approved for induction therapy of granulomatosis with polyangiitis and microscopic polyangiitis. In eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA), organ-threatening manifestations are mainly treated with cyclophosphamide (CYC). RTX as treatment in EGPA has been described in small case series; however long-term data and the efficacy of RTX in EGPA refractory to CYC have not been reported yet. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the efficacy and safety of RTX and conventional immunosuppressive therapy with CYC in EGPA as induction therapy and during long-term follow-up...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916187/mast-cell-exosomes-can-suppress-allergic-reactions-by-binding-to-ige
#4
Guogang Xie, Haiwei Yang, Xia Peng, Lihui Lin, Juan Wang, Kun Lin, Zelin Cui, Jia Li, Hui Xiao, Yuting Liang, Li Li
Neutralizing free IgE would appear to be an important strategy for the treatment of allergic diseases. This article explores a novel anti-IgE agent.
September 12, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915064/the-immunopathologic-effects-of-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-and-cards-toxin-a-primate-model
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Diego J Maselli, Jorge L Medina, Edward G Brooks, Jacqueline J Coalson, Thirumalai R Kannan, Vicki T Winter, Molly Principe, Marianna P Cagle, Joel B Baseman, Peter H Dube, Jay I Peters
Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection has been linked to poor asthma outcomes. M. pneumoniae produces an ADP-ribosylating and vacuolating toxin called Community Acquired Respiratory Distress Syndrome (CARDS) toxin that has a major role in inflammation and airway dysfunction. The objective was to evaluate the immunopathological effects in primates exposed to M. pneumoniae or CARDS toxin. Thirteen baboons were exposed to M. pneumoniae or CARDS toxin. At day 7 and 14, bronchoalveolar lavage fluid was collected and analyzed for cell count, percent of each type of cell, CARDS toxin by PCR, CARDS toxin by antigen capture, eosinophilic cationic protein, and cytokine profiles...
September 15, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915062/a-recombinant-fragment-of-human-surfactant-protein-d-suppresses-basophil-activation-th2-and-b-cell-responses-in-grass-pollen-induced-allergic-inflammation
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Asif S Qaseem, Iesha Singh, Ansar A Pathan, Janice A Layhadi, Rebecca Parkin, Fedina Alexandra, Stephen R Durham, Uday Kishore, Mohamed H Shamji
RATIONALE: rfhSP-D has been shown to suppress house dust mite and Aspergillus fumigatus-induced allergic inflammation in murine models. OBJECTIVES: We sought to elucidate the effect of rfhSP-D on FcεRI and CD23-mediated grass pollen induced allergic inflammatory responses. METHODS: rfhSP-D, containing homotrimeric neck and lectin domains, was expressed in Escherichia coli BL21 (λDE3) pLysS. PBMCs and sera were obtained from grass pollen allergic individuals (n=27)...
September 15, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914845/-allergic-bronchopulmonary-aspergillosis-in-patients-with-asthma-results-of-a-prospective-study
#7
Ya I Kozlova, E V Frolova, L V Filippova, A E Uchevatkina, O V Aak, N N Klimko
AIM: To estimate the frequency of fungal sensitization and the incidence of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) in asthmatic patients. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 140 asthmatic patients were examined. They underwent allergologic (skin tests for fungal allergens, estimation of total and fungal allergen-specific IgE levels) and mycological (microscopy and inoculation of respiratory biosubstrates) examinations. Chest computed tomography, when indicated, was done...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913994/mouse-model-of-il-17-dominant-rhinitis-using-polyinosinic-polycytidylic-acid
#8
Jun Sang Bae, Eun Hee Kim, Ji Hye Kim, Ji Hun Mo
Interleukin (IL)-17 plays an important role in rhinitis and the level thereof correlates with the severity of disease. However, no mouse model for IL-17-dominant rhinitis has yet been developed. Our objective was to establish a mouse model of IL-17-dominant rhinitis via intranasal application of polyinosinic-polycytidylic acid (abbreviated as Poly(I:C)). Mice were divided into 6 groups (n=8 for each group); 1) 1 negative control group, 2) 1 positive control group (OVA/alum model), 3) 2 Poly(I:C) groups (10 or 100 μg), and 4) 2 OVA/Poly(I:C) groups (10 or 100 μg)...
November 2017: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913990/association-between-sensitization-to-mold-and-impaired-pulmonary-function-in-children-with-asthma
#9
Jung Hye Byeon, Soohyun Ri, Oyuntulga Amarsaikhan, Eunji Kim, So Hyun Ahn, Ic Sun Choi, Hyung Jin Kim, SungChul Seo, Wonsuck Yoon, Young Yoo
PURPOSE: Recent data indicate that sensitization to mold contributes to the severity and persistence of asthma. In this study, we investigated the relationships between sensitization to mold and lung function parameters in children with asthma. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed clinical data from 551 asthmatic subjects. We selected subjects who met clinical diagnostic criteria of asthma. Their spirometry, methacholine challenge tests, and measurements of blood eosinophils, serum IgE, eosinophil cationic protein (ECP) and fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) results were included...
November 2017: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913875/alterations-in-the-%C3%AE-2-%C3%AE-ligand-thrombospondin-1-in-a-rat-model-of-spontaneous-absence-epilepsy-and-in-patients-with-idiopathic-genetic-generalized-epilepsies
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Ines Santolini, Roberta Celli, Milena Cannella, Tiziana Imbriglio, Michela Guiducci, Pasquale Parisi, Julian Schubert, Michele Iacomino, Federico Zara, Holger Lerche, Slavianka Moyanova, Richard Teke Ngomba, Gilles van Luijtelaar, Giuseppe Battaglia, Valeria Bruno, Pasquale Striano, Ferdinando Nicoletti
OBJECTIVES: Thrombospondins, which are known to interact with the α2 δ subunit of voltage-sensitive calcium channels to stimulate the formation of excitatory synapses, have recently been implicated in the process of epileptogenesis. No studies have been so far performed on thrombospondins in models of absence epilepsy. We examined whether expression of the gene encoding for thrombospondin-1 was altered in the brain of WAG/Rij rats, which model absence epilepsy in humans. In addition, we examined the frequency of genetic variants of THBS1 in a large cohort of children affected by idiopathic/genetic generalized epilepsies (IGE/GGEs)...
September 15, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912492/epicutaneous-allergen-application-preferentially-boosts-specific-t-cell-responses-in-sensitized-patients
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Raffaela Campana, Katharina Moritz, Angela Neubauer, Hans Huber, Rainer Henning, Tess M Brodie, Alexandra Kaider, Federica Sallusto, Stefan Wöhrl, Rudolf Valenta
The effects of epicutaneous allergen administration on systemic immune responses in allergic and non-allergic individuals has not been investigated with defined allergen molecules. We studied the effects of epicutaneous administration of rBet v 1 and rBet v 1 fragments on systemic immune responses in allergic and non-allergic subjects. We conducted a clinical trial in which rBet v 1 and two hypoallergenic rBet v 1 fragments were applied epicutaneously by atopy patch testing (APT) to 15 birch pollen (bp) allergic patients suffering from atopic dermatitis, 5 bp-allergic patients suffering from rhinoconjunctivitis only, 5 patients with respiratory allergy without bp allergy and 5 non-allergic individuals...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911971/the-effects-of-house-dust-mite-sublingual-immunotherapy-slit-tablet-effects-on-immunological-biomarkers-and-nasal-allergen-challenge-symptoms
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Natasha C Gunawardana, Qing Zhao, Leonidas N Carayannopoulos, Kuenhi Tsai, Vladislav A Malkov, Diana Selverian, Graham Clarke, Tim Mant, Brent Butts, Kaare Lund, Trevor T Hansel, Hendrik Nolte
SQ HDM SLIT-tablet significantly increased serum HDM-specific IgG4 and IgE blocking factor, and significantly decreased early phase nasal symptoms after nasal allergen challenge. No significant effects on cytokines or gene expression in nasal mucosa were observed.
September 11, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910970/antibody-therapy-for-the-management-of-severe-asthma-with-eosinophilic-inflammation
#13
Ken Ohta, Hiroyuki Nagase, Maho Suzukawa, Shin Ohta
One of the characteristic features of asthma is chronic airway inflammation typically with eosinophil infiltration. Most asthmatics can be treated successfully with conventional treatment appropriate for their severity, but in some severe cases, asthma cannot be well controlled even with thorough treatment and this condition is known as 'refractory asthma'. To overcome severe refractory asthma, a new therapeutic strategy with biologics has been developed based on the knowledge of molecular mechanisms of airway inflammation in asthma, induced by the condition of high Th2-type responses and activation of eosinophils as well as allergic reactions...
July 1, 2017: International Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906253/latest-insights-on-food-protein-induced-enterocolitis-syndrome-an-emerging-medical-condition
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REVIEW
L Vila Sexto
Food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES) is a non-IgE mediated gastrointestinal food hypersensitivity, characterized by profuse vomiting, frequently associated to pallor or/and lethargy that appears within 1 to 3 hours after ingestion of the offending food. There is a less frequent chronic form of FPIES, presenting with protracted vomiting, diarrhea or both, accompanied by poor growth. Although FPIES is considered a rare allergic disorder, in the last few years there have been an increasing number of reports about it indicating if not a real increase in incidence, at least an increased awareness of this condition by pediatricians...
August 29, 2017: Journal of Investigational Allergology & Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906044/specific-ige-to-peanut-2s-albumin-ara-h-7-has-a-discriminative-ability-comparable-to-ara-h-2-and-6
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Mark A Blankestijn, Henny G Otten, Waltraud Suer, Alf Weimann, Edward F Knol, André C Knulst
BACKGROUND: Little is known on the clinical relevance of peanut 2S albumin Ara h 7. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the discriminative ability of Ara h 7 in peanut allergy and assess the role of cross-reactivity between Ara h 2, 6 and Ara h 7 isoforms. METHODS: Sensitization to recombinant peanut storage proteins Ara h 1, 2, 3, 6 and 7 was assessed using a line blot in sera from 40 peanut tolerant and 40 peanut allergic patients, based on food challenge outcome...
September 14, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905075/ouabain-attenuates-ovalbumin-induced-airway-inflammation
#16
José Guilherme F M Galvão, Luiz Henrique Agra Cavalcante-Silva, Deyse Cristina M Carvalho, Laércia Karla D P Ferreira, Talissa Mozzini Monteiro, Adriano Francisco Alves, Larissa Adilis M P Ferreira, Francisco Allysson A F Gadelha, Marcia Regina Piuvezam, Sandra Rodrigues-Mascarenhas
PURPOSE: Ouabain, an Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase inhibitor hormone, presents immunomodulatory actions, including anti-inflammatory effect on acute inflammation models. METHODS: In the present study, the effect of ouabain in a model of allergic airway inflammation induced by ovalbumin (OVA) was assessed. RESULTS: Initially, it was observed that ouabain treatment inhibited cellular migration induced by OVA on bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF), mostly granulocytes, without modulating macrophage migration...
September 13, 2017: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904961/analysis-of-epidemiology-and-risk-factors-of-atopic-dermatitis-in-korean-children-and-adolescents-from-the-2010-korean-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey
#17
Kyung Suk Lee, In-Hwan Oh, Sun Hee Choi, Yeong-Ho Rha
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common chronic inflammatory skin disease, but only few studies involved samples of children and adolescents that are representative of the entire Korean population. This study aimed to estimate the prevalence and risk factors of AD among children and adolescents in Korea by using nationally representative data. METHODS: We used data from the fifth Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey in 2010 and retrospectively evaluated 2,116 children and adolescents...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904280/food-dependent-exercise-induced-anaphylaxis-due-to-ingestion-of-mikan-citrus-unshiu
#18
Yutaka Tanaka, Marie Sugihara, Shuntaro Tsumagari, Nobue Takamatsu, Kazuyuki Kurihara
A 12-year-old girl was referred to our hospital owing to repeated anaphylactic reactions induced by exercise after meals. Food-dependent exercise-induced anaphylaxis (FDEIAn) was suspected. However, sequential tests of typical foods, including egg, milk, soy, and wheat, in combination with exercise, were all negative.The results of the skin prick test (SPT) for Citrus unshiu and specific IgE test for orange and grapefruit were positive. Although no symptoms were noted after an exercise challenge combined with the ingestion of only Citrus unshiu, an anaphylactic reaction was induced by additional acetyl-salicylic acid...
2017: Arerugī, [Allergy]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904131/superior-properties-of-fc-comprising-sctrail-fusion-proteins
#19
Meike Hutt, Lisa Marquardt, Oliver Seifert, Martin Siegemund, Ines Müller, Dagmar Kulms, Klaus Pfizenmaier, Roland E Kontermann
The tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) has been considered as a promising molecule for cancer treatment. However, clinical studies with soluble TRAIL failed to show therapeutic activity, which resulted in subsequent development of more potent TRAIL-based therapeutics. In the present study, we applied defined oligomerization and tumor targeting as strategies to further improve the activity of a single-chain version of TRAIL (scTRAIL). We compared three different formats of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-targeting dimeric scTRAIL fusion proteins (Diabody (Db)-scTRAIL, scFv-IgE heavy chain domain 2 (EHD2)-scTRAIL, scFv-Fc-scTRAIL) as well as two non-targeted dimeric scTRAIL molecules (EHD2-scTRAIL, Fc-scTRAIL) to reveal the influence of targeting and protein format on anti-tumor activity...
September 13, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902467/eaaci-guidelines-on-allergen-immunotherapy-prevention-of-allergy
#20
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
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