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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528200/sputum-transcriptomics-reveal-up-regulation-of-il-1-receptor-family-members-in-severe-asthma
#1
Christos Rossios, Stelios Pavlidis, Uruj Hoda, Chih-Hsi Kuo, Coen Wiegman, Kirsty Russell, Kai Sun, Matthew J Loza, Frederic Baribaud, Andrew L Durham, Oluwaseun Ojo, Rene Lutter, Anthony Rowe, Aruna Bansal, Charles Auffray, Ana Sousa, Julie Corfield, Ratko Djukanovic, Yike Guo, Peter J Sterk, Kian Fan Chung, Ian M Adcock
BACKGROUND: Sputum analysis in asthma is used to define airway inflammatory processes and may guide therapy. OBJECTIVE: To determine differential gene and protein expression in sputum samples from patients with severe asthma (SA) compared to mild-moderate non-smoking asthmatics (MMA). METHODS: Induced sputum was obtained from non-smoking SA (SAn), smokers/ex-smokers with SA (SAsm), MMA and healthy non-smoking controls. Differential cell counts, microarray analysis of cell pellets and SOMAscan analysis of sputum analytes was performed...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513983/book-review-the-foundations-of-immunology-and-their-pertinence-to-medicine
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REVIEW
A Corthay
We are in the era cursed with overspecialization. Charles Darwin's foundational Origin of Species, published in 1859 was accessible to the broadly educated individual. Starting with this statement, Peter Bretscher in his new book aims at explaining foundational concepts of immunology to a broad public. His standpoint is that foundational ideas usually can be simply expressed. This book describes first how foundational concepts of immunology have evolved over the last two and a half centuries. The importance of self-nonself discrimination by the immune system is acknowledged and models for immunological tolerance are compared...
May 17, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511944/serum-periostin-in-patients-hospitalized-for-copd-exacerbations
#3
Elissavet Konstantelou, Andriana I Papaioannou, Stelios Loukides, Konstantinos Bartziokas, Anastasia Papaporfyriou, Georgios Papatheodorou, Petros Bakakos, Spyros Papiris, Nikolaos Koulouris, Konstantinos Kostikas
Serum periostin has been proposed as a surrogate biomarker of Th2 inflammatory response in patients with asthma, but its predictive role in hospitalized patients with COPD has not been evaluated. The aim of the present observational prospective cohort study was to evaluate the possible role of serum periostin as predictor of outcome in COPD patients hospitalized for AECOPD. Serum periostin was measured on admission and at discharge in patients admitted to the hospital for a COPD exacerbation. Patients were followed-up for 1year for future exacerbations, hospitalizations and mortality...
May 13, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511637/the-cytokine-polymorphisms-affecting-th1-th2-increase-the-susceptibility-to-and-severity-of-chronic-itp
#4
Noriyuki Takahashi, Takayuki Saitoh, Nanami Gotoh, Yasuhiro Nitta, Lobna Alkebsi, Tetsuhiro Kasamatsu, Yusuke Minato, Akihiko Yokohama, Norifumi Tsukamoto, Hiroshi Handa, Hirokazu Murakami
BACKGROUND: T-helper cell type 1 (Th1) polarization in chronic immune thrombocytopenia (cITP) has been reported at the protein and mRNA levels. We evaluated the impact of Th1/Th2 cytokine and cytokine receptor functional polymorphisms on both susceptibility to, and severity of, cITP. We analysed IFN-γ + 874 T/A, IFN-γR -611G/A, IL-4 -590C/T, and IL-4Rα Q576R polymorphisms in 126 cITP patients (male/female: 34/92; median age: 47.7 years) and 202 healthy control donors. Genotyping was determined by PCR and direct sequencing...
May 16, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506528/emerging-roles-of-basophils-in-allergic-inflammation
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REVIEW
Kensuke Miyake, Hajime Karasuyama
Basophils have long been neglected in immunological studies because they were regarded as only minor relatives of mast cells. However, recent advances in analytical tools for basophils have clarified the non-redundant roles of basophils in allergic inflammation. Basophils play crucial roles in both IgE-dependent and -independent allergic inflammation, through their migration to the site of inflammation and secretion of various mediators, including cytokines, chemokines, and proteases. Basophils are known to produce large amounts of IL-4 in response to various stimuli...
May 11, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506264/an-association-between-pulmonary-mycobacterium-avium-intracellulare-complex-infections-and-biomarkers-of-th2-type-inflammation
#6
Paul E Pfeffer, Susan Hopkins, Ian Cropley, David M Lowe, Marc Lipman
BACKGROUND: The rising incidence of pulmonary Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex (MAI) infection is unexplained but parallels the growing world-wide epidemic of allergic disease. We hypothesized an association between pulmonary MAI infection and Th2-type immune responses as seen in allergy. METHODS: Biomarkers of patient Th2-type immune responses (peripheral blood eosinophil counts and serum IgE levels) were compared between patients with positive pulmonary samples for tuberculosis and non-tuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infection...
May 15, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504568/lactobacillus-rhamnosus-crl1505-nasal-administration-improves-recovery-of-t-cell-mediated-immunity-against-pneumococcal-infection-in-malnourished-mice
#7
N Barbieri, M Herrera, S Salva, J Villena, S Alvarez
Immunobiotic lactic acid bacteria have become an interesting alternative for the prevention of respiratory infections. Previously, we demonstrated that the nasal administration of Lactobacillus rhamnosus CRL1505, during repletion of malnourished mice, resulted in diminished susceptibility to the challenge with the respiratory pathogen Streptococcus pneumoniae. Considering the known alterations induced by malnutrition on T lymphocytes and the importance of this cell population on the protection against respiratory pathogens, we aimed to study the effect of L...
May 15, 2017: Beneficial Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492360/resveratrol-inhibits-periodontitis-related-bone-loss-in-rats-submitted-to-cigarette-smoke-inhalation
#8
Fernanda V Ribeiro, Danilo S Pino, Felipe C Franck, Bruno B Benatti, Howard Tenenbaum, Dip Perio, John E Davies, Suzana P Pimentel, Renato C Casarin, Fabiano R Cirano, Marcio Z Casati
BACKGROUND: Alternative therapeutic approaches have been explored in order to modulate the host's response to periodontal disease. The knowledge of new strategies to treat periodontitis is particularly relevant in patients presenting augmented risk to periodontitis, as smokers. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of Resveratrol (RESV) on the progression of experimental periodontitis (EP) in the presence of cigarette smoke inhalation (CSI). METHODS: Rats were assigned to: CSI+RESV(n=20); CSI+placebo(n=20); Non-CSI(n=20)...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488961/effect-of-storage-period-of-red-blood-cell-suspensions-on-helper-t-cell-subpopulations
#9
Salih H Bal, Yasemin Heper, Levent T Kumaş, Furkan Guvenc, Ferah Budak, Güher Göral, Haluk B Oral
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the immunological alterations that occur during the storage of erythrocyte suspensions which may lead to transfusion-related immunomodulation following allogeneic blood transfusion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One part of the erythrocyte suspensions obtained from donors was leucoreduced while the other part was not. The leucoreduced (LR) and non-leucoreduced (NL) erythrocyte suspensions were then further divided into three equal amounts which were stored for 0, 21 or 42 days prior to measurements, by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays, of cytokine levels in their supernatants...
March 15, 2017: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485793/lipoxin-a4-mitigates-experimental-autoimmune-myocarditis-by-regulating-inflammatory-response-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway-in-mice
#10
Y Shi, H Pan, H-Z Zhang, X-Y Zhao, J Jin, H-Y Wang
OBJECTIVE: Myocarditis, an acute inflammation disease of the heart, is a potentially lethal disease and can lead to sudden death. This study aims to investigate the therapeutic effect of lipoxin A4 (LXA4) on experimental autoimmune myocarditis (EAM) and to explore the underlying mechanism. MATERIALS AND METHODS: EAM was induced in BALB/c mice by injection of porcine cardiac myosin and LAX4 at doses of 10 or 50 μg/kg was administrated from day 1 to 21. The severity of myocarditis was evaluated by detection of heart weight/body weight (HW/BW) ratio and histopathological examination of the heart...
April 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476239/defective-il-4-signaling-in-t-cells-defines-severe-common-variable-immunodeficiency
#11
Eli Taraldsrud, Børre Fevang, Silje F Jørgensen, Kristine Moltu, Vera Hilden, Kjetil Taskén, Pål Aukrust, June H Myklebust, Johanna Olweus
Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is defined by hypogammaglobulinemia and B-cell dysfunction, with significant clinical and immunological heterogeneity. Severe non-infectious complications, such as autoimmunity, granulomatous disease and splenomegaly, constitute a major cause of morbidity in CVID patients. T cells are generally regarded important for development of these clinical features. However, while T-cell abnormalities have been found in CVID patients, functional characteristics of T cells corresponding to well-defined clinical subtypes have not been identified...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474861/group-2-innate-lymphoid-cells-are-elevated-and-activated-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-with-nasal-polyps
#12
Julie A Poposki, Aiko I Klingler, Bruce K Tan, Pejman Soroosh, Homayon Banie, Gavin Lewis, Kathryn E Hulse, Whitney W Stevens, Anju T Peters, Leslie C Grammer, Robert P Schleimer, Kevin C Welch, Stephanie S Smith, David B Conley, Joseph R Raviv, James G Karras, Omid Akbari, Robert C Kern, Atsushi Kato
BACKGROUND: Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) is characterized by type 2 inflammation with high levels of Th2 cytokines. Although T helper cytokines are released from T cells, innate lymphoid cells (ILC) are also known to produce high levels of the same cytokines. However, the presence of various types of ILC in CRS is poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to fully characterize the presence of all ILC subsets in CRS and to identify phenotypical differences of group 2 ILC (ILC2) in CRSwNP compared to ILC2 from non-type 2 inflamed areas...
April 19, 2017: Immunity, Inflammation and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442213/pathogenic-cd4-t-cells-in-patients-with-asthma
#13
REVIEW
Lyndsey M Muehling, Monica G Lawrence, Judith A Woodfolk
Asthma encompasses a variety of clinical phenotypes that involve distinct T cell-driven inflammatory processes. Improved understanding of human T-cell biology and the influence of innate cytokines on T-cell responses at the epithelial barrier has led to new asthma paradigms. This review captures recent knowledge on pathogenic CD4(+) T cells in asthmatic patients by drawing on observations in mouse models and human disease. In patients with allergic asthma, TH2 cells promote IgE-mediated sensitization, airway hyperreactivity, and eosinophilia...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434701/upregulated-interleukins-il-6-il-10-and-il-13-in-immunoglobulin-g4-related-aortic-aneurysm-patients
#14
Satomi Kasashima, Atsuhiro Kawashima, Yoh Zen, Satoru Ozaki, Fuminori Kasashima, Masamitsu Endo, Yasushi Matsumoto, Kengo Kawakami
OBJECTIVE: Immunoglobulin (Ig) G4-related aortic aneurysms (IgG4-AAs) are a special aortic aneurysm among IgG4-related diseases (IgG4-RDs), which are inflammatory and fibrous conditions characterized by tumorous swelling of affected organs and high serum IgG4 concentrations. Recently, IgG4-RD pathogenesis was shown to be associated with T-helper-2 (Th2) and regulatory T (Treg) dominant cytokine production, such as interleukin (IL)-4, IL-10, and IL-13. IL-6 is a key proinflammatory cytokine contributing to lymphocyte and plasmacyte maturation and to atherosclerosis and aneurysm development...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426171/sputum-basophils-are-increased-in-eosinophilic-asthma-compared-with-non-eosinophilic-asthma-phenotypes
#15
Collin R Brooks, Christine J van Dalen, Ian F Hermans, Peter G Gibson, Jodie L Simpson, Jeroen Douwes
Sputum basophil numbers are increased in allergic asthmatics, but it is unclear what role airway basophils play in "TH2-low" asthma phenotypes. Using flow cytometry we found that basophils were significantly increased in all asthmatics (n=26) compared with healthy controls (n=8) (p=0.007) with highest levels observed in eosinophilic asthma (EA; median 0.22%, IQR 0.11-0.47%; n=14) compared with non-EA (0.06%, 0.00-0.20%; n=12; p<0.05). In asthmatics, basophils were positively correlated with sputum eosinophils (r=0...
April 20, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424692/t-cells-in-osteoarthritis-alterations-and-beyond
#16
REVIEW
Yu-Sheng Li, Wei Luo, Shou-An Zhu, Guang-Hua Lei
Although osteoarthritis (OA) has been traditionally regarded as a non-inflammatory disease, reports increasingly suggest that it is inflammatory, at least in certain patients. OA patients often exhibit inflammatory infiltration of synovial membranes by macrophages, T cells, mast cells, B cells, plasma cells, natural killer cells, dendritic cells, granulocytes, etc. Although previous reviews have summarized the knowledge of inflammation in the pathogenesis of OA, as far as we know, no report review our current understanding about T cells, especially, each T cell subtype, in the biology of OA...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423056/hair-and-stress-a-pilot-study-of-hair-and-cytokine-balance-alteration-in-healthy-young-women-under-major-exam-stress
#17
Eva M J Peters, Yvonne Müller, Wenke Snaga, Herbert Fliege, Anett Reißhauer, Thomas Schmidt-Rose, Heiner Max, Dorothea Schweiger, Matthias Rose, Johannes Kruse
Mouse models show that experimental stress mimicking prolonged life-stress exposure enhances neurogenic inflammation, induces adaptive immunity cytokine-imbalance characterized by a shift to Type 1 T-helper cell cytokines and increases apoptosis of epithelial cells. This affects hair growth in otherwise healthy animals. In this study, we investigate whether a prolonged naturalistic life-stress exposure affects cytokine balance and hair parameters in healthy humans. 33 (18 exam, 15 comparison) female medical students with comparable sociobiological status were analyzed during a stressful final examination period, at three points in time (T) 12 weeks apart...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397056/dynamic-changes-of-phenotypes-and-secretory-functions-during-the-differentiation-of-pre-dcs-to-mature-dcs
#18
Jing Wang, Li-Bo Zhao, Sheng Chang, Chang-Sheng Ming, Jun Yang, Nian-Qiao Gong
The dynamic expression of cytokines and phenotypes during the differentiation process of dendritic cell precursors (pre-DCs) to mature dendritic cells (DCs) was investigated, and the effects of inflammatory stimulation with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) on DCs differentiation were understood. The differentiation of bone marrow cells isolated from Balb/c mice was induced to DCs in an 8-day cell culture system with RPMI-1640 complete culture medium containing 10% FBS, 20 ng/mL recombinant mouse granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (rmGM-CSF) and 10 ng/mL recombinant mouse interleukin-4 (rmIL-4)...
April 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393295/elevated-galectin-9-suppresses-th1-effector-function-and-induces-apoptosis-of-activated-cd4-t-cells-in-osteoarthritis
#19
Shufeng Yang, Jin Wang, Fengrong Chen, Guoyin Liu, Zhiqiang Weng, Jianmin Chen
T cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain 3 (Tim-3) is a critical regulatory molecule found on activated Th1 cells, exhausted CD8(+) T cells, and resting monocytes/macrophages. Galectin-9 (Gal-9) is an identified ligand for Tim-3. Interaction between Tim-3 and Gal-9 is thought to inhibit Th1 responses. The regulation and function of Tim-3 and Gal-9 in osteoarthritis (OA) have not been intensively investigated. We found that in peripheral blood, CD4(+) T cells, but not CD8(+) T cells or CD14(+) monocytes, from OA patients presented significantly elevated Tim-3 and Gal-9 expression compared to those from healthy controls (HC)...
April 10, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370210/the-effect-of-three-monthly-albendazole-treatment-on-th2-responses-differential-effects-on-ige-and-il-5
#20
Karin de Ruiter, Dicky L Tahapary, Linda Wammes, Aprilianto E Wiria, Firdaus Hamid, Lisette van Lieshout, Johannes W A Smit, Jeanine J Houwing-Duistermaat, Erliyani Sartono, Taniawati Supali, Maria Yazdanbakhsh
Helminth parasites induce a strong Th2 response, characterized by high levels of IgE and elevated signature cytokines such as IL-5. As many global deworming programs are underway, there is concern that this might lead to emergence of Th1-mediated pathologies when the counterbalancing helminth-induced Th2 response is absent. Therefore, we assessed the effect of deworming on Th2 mediated responses in a household-clustered randomised controlled trial in Indonesia. Total plasma IgE and whole-blood IL-5 responses to mitogen phytohaemagglutinin (PHA) were measured in 1494 and 682 subjects respectively, at baseline, 9 and 21 months after three-monthly single dose treatment with albendazole or placebo...
March 31, 2017: Parasite Immunology
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