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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100228/association-of-stem-cell-factor-gene-expression-with-severity-and-atopic-state-in-patients-with-bronchial-asthma
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Safaa I Tayel, Sally M El-Hefnway, Eman M Abd El Gayed, Gehan A Abdelaal
BACKGROUND: Bronchial asthma is a chronic inflammatory and remodeling disorder of the airways, in which many cells, cellular elements, and cytokines play important roles. Stem cell factor (SCF) may contribute to the inflammatory changes occurring in asthma. We aimed to show the expression of SCF gene in patients with asthma as a means of diagnosis and its association with severity and atopic state in these patients. METHODS: This study was carried out on 80 subjects, 50 asthmatic patients and 30 age and gender matched healthy control persons...
January 18, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097001/mag-dpa-curbs-inflammatory-biomarkers-and-pharmacological-reactivity-in-cytokine-triggered-hyperresponsive-airway-models
#2
Rayan Khaddaj-Mallat, Roddy Hiram, Chantal Sirois, Marco Sirois, Edmond Rizcallah, Sofia Marouan, Caroline Morin, Éric Rousseau
Bronchial inflammation contributes to a sustained elevation of airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) in asthma. Conversely, omega-3 fatty acid derivatives have been shown to resolve inflammation in various tissues. Thus, the effects of docosapentaenoic acid monoacylglyceride (MAG-DPA) were assessed on inflammatory markers and reactivity of human distal bronchi as well as in a cultured model of guinea pig tracheal rings. Human bronchi were dissected and cultured for 48 h with 10 ng/mL TNF-α or IL-13. Guinea pig tracheas were maintained in organ culture for 72 h which was previously shown to trigger spontaneous AHR...
December 2016: Pharmacology Research & Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093362/hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-inhibition-modulates-airway-hyperresponsiveness-and-nitric-oxide-levels-in-a-balb-c-mouse-model-of-asthma
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Carola Dewitz, Elisa McEachern, Stephanie Shin, Kathryn Akong, Dale G Nagle, David H Broide, Praveen Akuthota, Laura E Crotty Alexander
: Hypoxia inducible factor (HIF)-1α is a master regulator of inflammation and is upregulated in alveolar macrophages and lung parenchyma in asthma. HIF-1α regulates select pathways in allergic inflammation, and thus may drive particular asthma phenotypes. This work examines the role of pharmacologic HIF-1α inhibition in allergic inflammatory airway disease (AIAD) pathogenesis in BALB/c mice, which develop an airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) asthma phenotype. Systemic treatment with HIF-1α antagonist YC-1 suppressed the increase in HIF-1α expression seen in control AIAD mice...
January 13, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089872/identification-of-airway-mucosal-type-2-inflammation-by-clinical-biomarkers-in-asthma
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Philip E Silkoff, Michel Laviolette, Dave Singh, J Mark FitzGerald, Steven Kelsen, Vibeke Backer, Celeste M Porsbjerg, Pierre-Olivier Girodet, Patrick Berger, Joel N Kline, Geoffrey Chupp, Vedrana S Susulic, Elliot S Barnathan, Frédéric Baribaud, Matthew J Loza
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The Airways Disease Endotyping for Personalized Therapeutics (ADEPT) study profiled mild, moderate and severe asthma, and non-atopic healthy controls. We explored this dataset to define Type-2 inflammation based on airway-mucosal IL-13-driven gene expression and how this related to clinically-accessible biomarkers. METHODS: IL-13-driven gene expression was evaluated in several human cell lines. We then defined Type-2 status in 25 healthy subjects, 28 mild, 29 moderate, and 26 severe asthmatics, based on airway-mucosal expression of 1) CC-motif chemokine ligand (CCL)-26, (the most differentially expressed gene), 2) periostin, or 3) a multi-gene IL-13 in-vitro signature (IVS)...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076986/utilising-exhaled-nitric-oxide-information-to-enhance-diagnosis-and-therapy-of-respiratory-disease-current-evidence-for-clinical-practice-and-proposals-to-improve-the-methodology
#5
Marieann Högman, Lauri Lehtimäki, Anh Tuan Dinh-Xuan
A non-invasive tool to diagnose respiratory diseases and to follow treatment has long been looked-for. Exhaled nitric oxide (NO) is a promising marker of inflammation in asthma but nearly 25-years of research has shown that it works in only certain endotypes of asthma. The modelling of NO dynamics of the lung can give more information than a single FENO value. Areas covered: The estimation of the NO production in the conducting airways and in the gas exchange area has given new insight of the NO production in diseases beyond asthma...
January 11, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076799/adenylyl-cyclase-type-9-gene-polymorphisms-are-associated-with-asthma-and-allergy-in-brazilian-children
#6
Helena M P Teixeira, Neuza M Alcantara-Neves, Maurício Barreto, Camila A Figueiredo, Ryan S Costa
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the respiratory tract. This heterogeneous disease is caused by the interaction of interindividual genetic variability and environmental factors. The gene adenylyl cyclase type 9 (ADCY9) encodes a protein called adenylyl cyclase (AC), responsible for producing the second messenger cyclic AMP (cAMP). cAMP is produced by T regulatory cells and is involved in the down-regulation of T effector cells. Failures in cAMP production may be related to an imbalance in the regulatory immune response, leading to immune-mediated diseases, such as allergic disorders...
January 8, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069594/sigmod-an-exact-and-efficient-method-to-identify-a-strongly-interconnected-disease-associated-module-in-a-gene-network
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Yuanlong Liu, Myriam Brossard, Damian Roqueiro, Patricia Margaritte-Jeannin, Chloé Sarnowski, Emmanuelle Bouzigon, Florence Demenais
MOTIVATION: Apart from single marker-based tests classically used in genome-wide association studies (GWAS), network-assisted analysis has become a promising approach to identify a set of genes associated with disease. To date, most network-assisted methods aim at finding genes connected in a background network, whatever the density or strength of their connections. This can hamper the findings as sparse connections are non-robust against noise from either the GWAS results or the network resource...
January 9, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063044/characterization-of-group-2-innate-lymphoid-cells-in-allergic-airway-inflammation-models-in-the-mouse
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Bobby W S Li, Dior M J M Beerens, Maarten D Brem, Rudi W Hendriks
Allergic asthma is a chronic inflammatory lung disease mediated by type 2 cytokines produced by T helper 2 (Th2) cells as well as the recently discovered group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2). Due to a lack of unique markers, the accurate phenotypic characterization and quantification of ILC2 requires a comprehensive panel of fluorescently labeled antibodies. The markers that are currently used to characterize ILC2 have not been standardized and often vary between research groups, which poses significant challenges when comparing data...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049209/diagnostic-value-of-serum-baseline-tryptase-levels-in-childhood-asthma-and-its-correlation-with-disease-severity
#9
Siju Gao, Jingang Fan, Zhaoan Wang
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to explore whether serum baseline tryptase (sBT) levels might be a useful marker not only for the accurate diagnosis of childhood asthma, but also for the prediction of disease severity. METHODS: A total of 114 asthmatic children were enrolled in this study, 36 of whom had mild intermittent asthma, 38 had mild persistent asthma, and 40 had moderate to severe persistent asthma. Additionally, 34 age-matched healthy children were enrolled as controls...
2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049194/early-intervention-improves-clinical-responses-to-house-dust-mite-immunotherapy-in-allergic-rhinitis-patients
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Shanshan Qi, Hao Chen, Nan Huang, Wenjing Li, Guanghui Liu, Yin Wang, Lintao Hu, Xiaolong Wang, Wei Zhang, Rongfei Zhu
BACKGROUND: Allergen immunotherapy (AIT) is the unique causal treatment for respiratory allergy. As AIT is expensive and of long duration, the availability of a marker predicting AIT responders is of crucial relevance. OBJECTIVE: To investigate clinical parameters correlated with effective AIT in allergic rhinitis (AR) patients. METHODS: This is a prospective, nonrandomized open study in which a total of 284 AR patients who had received house dust mite (HDM) subcutaneous AIT were enrolled from January 2011 to December 2015, and then followed up for 3 consecutive years...
2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044257/targeted-therapy-for-severe-asthma-identifying-the-right-patients
#11
Kathy Low, Philip G Bardin
Asthma affects over 300 million people worldwide. Most asthmatics are well controlled with inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting beta-agonists; however, a proportion of patients are unresponsive and attain limited disease control. This group represents a considerable healthcare and financial burden, particularly patients who experience frequent exacerbations and require hospital admission. Development of new biological agents and disease biomarkers has provided novel avenues for treatment. These treatments have been highly successful, reducing exacerbations and yielding modest improvements in quality of life and lung function...
January 2, 2017: Molecular Diagnosis & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030368/sphingolipids-ormdl3-and-asthma-what-is-the-evidence
#12
Tilla S Worgall
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Genome-wide association studies identified ORMDL3, a protein of the endoplasmic reticulum, as a significant asthma risk factor. ORMDL3 is one of three ORMDL proteins that integrate multiple signals to maintain sphingolipid homeostasis. Studies that investigated potential mechanisms for how increased ORMDL3 might affect asthma are summarized. RECENT FINDINGS: Investigations focused on decreased sphingolipid synthesis and on the unfolded protein response because ORMDL3 had been implicated in both...
December 24, 2016: Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017629/identifying-risk-of-future-asthma-attacks-using-uk-medical-record-data-a-respiratory-effectiveness-group-initiative
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John D Blakey, David B Price, Emilio Pizzichini, Todor A Popov, Borislav D Dimitrov, Dirkje S Postma, Lynn K Josephs, Alan Kaplan, Alberto Papi, Marjan Kerkhof, Elizabeth V Hillyer, Alison Chisholm, Mike Thomas
BACKGROUND: Asthma attacks are common, serious, and costly. Individual factors associated with attacks, such as poor symptom control, are not robust predictors. OBJECTIVE: We investigated whether the rich data available in UK electronic medical records could identify patients at risk of recurrent attacks. METHODS: We analyzed anonymized, longitudinal medical records of 118,981 patients with actively treated asthma (ages 12-80 years) and 3 or more years of data...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013186/ponciretin-attenuates-ethanol-induced-gastric-damage-in-mice-by-inhibiting-inflammatory-responses
#14
Geum-Dan Kang, Dong-Hyun Kim
BACKGROUND: Poncirin (PO) and isosakuranetin (or ponciretin [PT]) are compounds found in fruits of the genus Citrus. They are frequently used in traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of inflammation and asthma. Therefore, we examined their anti-gastritis effects in vitro and in vivo. METHODS: The anti-inflammatory effects of PO and PT were examined using ethanol- or LPS-stimulated KATO III cells. Gastritis was induced in ICR mice via intragastric injection of absolute ethanol...
February 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008619/voice-disorders-and-associated-risk-markers-among-young-adults-in-the-united-states
#15
Kathleen E Bainbridge, Nelson Roy, Katalin G Losonczy, Howard J Hoffman, Seth M Cohen
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To examine the prevalence of voice disorders in young adults and identify sociodemographic factors, health conditions, and behaviors associated with voice disorder prevalence. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis of data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health. METHODS: During home interviews, 14,794 young adults, aged 24 to 34 years, reported their health conditions and behaviors. Presence and duration of voice disorders were reported over the past 12 months...
December 23, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993536/neutrophils-are-a-major-source-of-the-epithelial-barrier-disrupting-cytokine-oncostatin-m-in-mucosal-airways-disease
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Kathryn L Pothoven, James E Norton, Lydia A Suh, Roderick G Carter, Kathleen E Harris, Assel Biyasheva, Kevin Welch, Stephanie Shintani-Smith, David B Conley, Mark C Liu, Atsushi Kato, Pedro C Avila, Qutayba Hamid, Leslie C Grammer, Anju T Peters, Robert C Kern, Bruce K Tan, Robert P Schleimer
BACKGROUND: We have previously shown that Oncostatin M (OSM) is elevated in nasal polyps of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) patients, as well as in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluids after segmental allergen challenge in allergic asthmatics. We also showed in vitro that physiological levels of OSM impair barrier function in differentiated airway epithelium. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine which hematopoietic or resident cell type(s) were the source of the OSM expressed in mucosal airways disease...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992959/allergic-sensitization-at-school-age-is-a-systemic-low-grade-inflammatory-disorder
#17
Bo Lund Chawes, Jakob Stokholm, Ann-Marie Malby Schoos, Nadia Rahman, Susanne Brix, Hans Bisgaard
BACKGROUND: Systemic low-grade inflammation has been demonstrated in a range of the frequent noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) proposing a shared mechanism, but is largely unexplored in relation to allergic sensitization. We therefore aimed to investigate the possible association with childhood allergic sensitization. METHODS: High sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), interleukin-1β (IL-1β), IL-6, tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand 8 (CXCL8) were measured in plasma at age 6mo (N=214) and 7yrs (N=277) in children from the Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood2000 (COPSAC2000 ) birth cohort...
December 19, 2016: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989858/aerosolizable-modified-release-particles-of-montelukast-improve-retention-and-availability-of-the-drug-in-the-lungs
#18
Brijeshkumar Patel, Jahidur Rashid, Fakhrul Ahsan
Montelukast, a cysteinyl leukotriene receptor antagonist available as oral tablets, is used as a second-line therapy in asthma. In this study, we sought to enhance the availability of montelukast in the lungs by encapsulating the drug in poly (lactide-co-glycolic acid)-based (PLGA) respirable large porous particles. We determined the oral and lung specific availability of montelukast by assessing metabolic stability of the drug in the lung and liver homogenates, respectively. We similarly measured the oral and inhalational bioavailability by monitoring the pharmacokinetics and disposition of the drug in live animals...
October 27, 2016: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986411/interleukin-16-and-ccl17-thymus-and-activation-regulated-chemokine-in-patients-with-aspirin-exacerbated-respiratory-disease
#19
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/27980705/asthma-heterogeneity-and-severity
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REVIEW
Tara F Carr, Eugene Bleecker
Asthma is a common, chronic inflammatory airways disease characterized by a clinical syndrome of bronchial hyperresponsiveness, inflammation, and reversible airflow obstruction. Individuals with asthma can vary widely in clinical presentation, severity, and pathobiology. The incident factors, pathogenesis, prognosis, and treatment of asthma remain incompletely understood. Utilizing measurable characteristics of asthmatic patients, including demographic, physiologic, and biologic markers, can however identify meaningful phenotypic categories in asthma...
2016: World Allergy Organization Journal
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