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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731127/pidotimod-exacerbates-allergic-pulmonary-infection-in-an-ova-mouse-model-of-asthma
#1
Luo-Qin Fu, Ya-Li Li, Ai-Kun Fu, Yan-Ping Wu, Yuan-Yuan Wang, Sheng-Lan Hu, Wei-Fen Li
Pidotimod is a synthetic dipeptide with biological and immuno‑modulatory properties. It has been widely used for treatment and prevention of recurrent respiratory infections. However, its impact on the regulation of allergic pulmonary inflammation is still not clear. In the current study, an ovalbumin (OVA)‑induced allergic asthma model was used to investigate the immune‑modulating effects of pidotimod on airway eosinophilia, mucus metaplasia and inflammatory factor expression compared with dexamethasone (positive control)...
July 21, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725641/mechanisms-mediating-pediatric-severe-asthma-and-potential-novel-therapies
#2
REVIEW
Aldara Martin Alonso, Sejal Saglani
Although a rare disease, severe therapy-resistant asthma in children is a cause of significant morbidity and results in utilization of approximately 50% of health-care resources for asthma. Improving control for children with severe asthma is, therefore, an urgent unmet clinical need. As a group, children with severe asthma have severe and multiple allergies, steroid resistant airway eosinophilia, and significant structural changes of the airway wall (airway remodeling). Omalizumab is currently the only add-on therapy that is licensed for use in children with severe asthma...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721208/new-perspectives-on-the-regulation-of-type-ii-inflammation-in-asthma
#3
REVIEW
Mireya Becerra-Díaz, Marsha Wills-Karp, Nicola M Heller
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the lungs which has been thought to arise as a result of inappropriately directed T helper type-2 (Th2) immune responses of the lungs to otherwise innocuous inhaled antigens. Current asthma therapeutics are directed towards the amelioration of downstream consequences of type-2 immune responses (i.e. β-agonists) or broad-spectrum immunosuppression (i.e. corticosteroids). However, few approaches to date have been focused on the primary prevention of immune deviation...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718891/mk-reduces-inhaled-chlorine-triggered-ahr-and-airway-inflammation-in-the-mouse
#4
Yoichiro Hamamoto, Satoshi Ano, Benoit Allard, Michael O'Sullivan, Toby K McGovern, James G Martin
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cysteinyl leukotrienes (CysLTs) are pro-inflammatory lipid mediators that exacerbate disease state in several asthma phenotypes including asthma induced by allergen, virus and exercise. However, the role of CysLTs in irritant-induced airway disease is not well characterized. The purpose of the current study was to investigate the effect of montelukast (MK), a CysLT1R antagonist, on parameters of irritant-induced asthma (IIA) induced by inhalation of chlorine (Cl2 ) in the mouse...
July 18, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700253/house-dust-mite-induced-allergic-airway-disease-is-independent-of-ige-and-fc%C3%A9-ri%C3%AE
#5
Christopher G McKnight, Joseph A Jude, Zhenqi Zhu, Reynold A Panettieri, Fred D Finkelman
IgE contributes to disease exacerbations but not to baseline airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) in human asthma. In rodent allergic airway disease (AAD), mast cell and IgE dependence for the induction of AHR has only been observed when mice are immunized with a relatively weak allergen without adjuvant. To evaluate the role of IgE in murine AAD that is induced by a potent allergen, we inoculated BALB/c and FVB/N background wild-type, and IgE- or FcεRIα-deficient mice intratracheally with large or limiting doses of house dust mite extract (HDM) and evaluated AHR, pulmonary eosinophilia, goblet cell metaplasia, serum IgE, and lung mastocytosis...
July 12, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696176/interstitial-lung-disease-following-folfox-folfiri-and-bevacizumab-therapy-associated-with-leucovorin-a-case-report
#6
Satoru Mitsuboshi, Hiromi Kozakai, Hitoshi Yamada, Kazuhiko Nagai, Tomoyasu Furukawa, Kikuo Aizawa
Chemotherapy-induced interstitial lung disease in colorectal cancer patients is rare but represents a life-threatening adverse reaction. We report here a case of interstitial lung disease following chemotherapy for metastatic colorectal cancer and the interesting results of the drug-induced lymphocyte stimulation test and leukocyte migration test. After chemotherapy with oxaliplatin plus infusional 5-fluorouracil and leucovorin (FOLFOX) plus bevacizumab followed by irinotecan plus infusional 5-fluorouracil and leucovorin (FOLFIRI), the patient was hospitalized with fever and chills...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667163/leukotriene-c4-potentiates-il-33-induced-group-2-innate-lymphoid-cell-activation-and-lung-inflammation
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Sean J Lund, Alex Portillo, Kellen Cavagnero, Rachel E Baum, Luay H Naji, Jana H Badrani, Amit Mehta, Michael Croft, David H Broide, Taylor A Doherty
Asthma is a complex disease that is promoted by dysregulated immunity and the presence of many cytokine and lipid mediators. Despite this, there is a paucity of data demonstrating the combined effects of multiple mediators in asthma pathogenesis. Group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) have recently been shown to play important roles in the initiation of allergic inflammation; however, it is unclear whether lipid mediators, such as cysteinyl leukotrienes (CysLTs), which are present in asthma, could further amplify the effects of IL-33 on ILC2 activation and lung inflammation...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660189/eosinophil-activation-status-in-separate-compartments-and-association-with-asthma
#8
REVIEW
Mats W Johansson
Asthma is frequently characterized by eosinophil-rich airway inflammation. Airway eosinophilia is associated with asthma exacerbations and likely plays a part in airway remodeling. Eosinophil recruitment from the bloodstream depends on circulating eosinophils becoming activated, which leads to eosinophil arrest on activated endothelium, extravasation, and continued movement through the bronchial tissue by interaction with the extracellular matrix (ECM). Circulating eosinophils can exist at different activation levels, which include non-activated or pre-activated (sensitized or "primed")...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638572/hypersensitivity-pneumonitis-an-overlooked-cause-of-cough-and-dyspnea
#9
Ryan S D'souza, Anthony Donato
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) is an immune-mediated pulmonary disorder involving inflammation of the lung interstitium, terminal bronchioles, and alveoli caused by the immune response to the inhalation of an offending environmental airborne agent. It can manifest as exertional dyspnea, fatigue, weight loss, and progressive respiratory failure if left untreated. Because of its protean features, it can be misdiagnosed as other common obstructive lung conditions such as asthma. If triggers are not avoided, it can progress to irreversible pulmonary fibrosis...
March 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626631/chronic-eosinophilic-pneumonia-adjunctive-therapy-with-inhaled-steroids
#10
Christopher Chan, David DeLapp, Perry Nystrom
Idiopathic chronic eosinophilic pneumonia (ICEP) is a rare form of diffuse parenchymal lung disease first identified by Carrington et al. in 1969. It is characterized by the presence of constitutional and respiratory symptoms with associated peripheral opacities on imaging and elevated serum and/or bronchoalveolar eosinophilia. Although data is limited regarding etiology or prevalence, it is known that ICEP has a 2:1 female: male predominance and typically affects non-smokers. Diagnosis rests on the clinical constellation of respiratory symptoms of at least 2-4 weeks duration, the presence of diffuse pulmonary alveolar consolidation, classically described as the "photographic negative of pulmonary edema", the presence of eosinophils ≥40% on bronchoalveolar lavage or ≥1000/mm(3) eosinophils on peripheral blood and the exclusion of other known causes of eosinophilic lung diseases such as drugs, toxins, fungi, parasites, and collagen-vascular disorders...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624608/obesity-s-impact-on-asthma-extends-to-diagnostic-criteria
#11
Njira Lugogo, Cynthia L Green, Noah Agada, Siyi Zhang, Susanne Meghdadpour, Run Zhou, Siyun Yang, Kevin J Anstrom, Elliot Israel, Richard Martin, Robert F Lemanske, Homer Boushey, Stephen C Lazarus, Stephen I Wasserman, Mario Castro, William Calhoun, Stephen P Peters, Emily DiMango, Vernon Chinchilli, Nikolina Icitovic, Susan Kunselman, Tonya S King, Monica Kraft
BACKGROUND: The use of inflammatory biomarkers to delineate the type of lung inflammation present in asthma is increasingly common. However, the impact of obesity on these markers is unknown. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to determine the impact of obesity on conventional markers of inflammation in asthma. METHODS: We performed secondary analysis of data from 652 patients previously enrolled in two ACRN trials. We performed linear correlations between biomarkers and logistic regression analysis to determine the predictive value of IgE, blood eosinophils and FeNO in relationship to sputum eosinophils (>2%), as well as to determine if cut points existed that would maximize the sensitivity and specificity for predicting sputum eosinophilia in the three weight groups...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624607/obese-asthmatics-have-decreased-surfactant-protein-a-levels-mechanisms-and-implications
#12
Njira Lugogo, Dave Francisco, Kenneth J Addison, Akarsh Manne, William Pederson, Jennifer L Ingram, Cynthia L Green, Benjamin T Suratt, James J Lee, Mary E Sunday, Monica Kraft, Julie G Ledford
BACKGROUND: Eosinophils are prominent in some individuals with asthma and are elevated in the submucosa in a subgroup of obese asthmatics. Surfactant protein-A (SP-A) modulates host responses to infectious and environmental insults. OBJECTIVE: To determine if SP-A levels are altered in obese asthma patients compared to a control group and to determine the implications of these alterations in SP-A levels in asthma. METHODS: Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid from 23 lean, 12 overweight and 20 obese subjects were examined for SP-A...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612233/targeting-the-pgd2-crth2-dp1-signaling-pathway-in-asthma-and-allergic-disease-current-status-and-future-perspectives
#13
Maciej Kupczyk, Piotr Kuna
Prostaglandin D2 (PGD2) released by degranulating mast cells is believed to play a key role in orchestrating mechanisms of inflammation in allergies and asthma. The biological effects of PGD2 are mediated by D-prostanoid (DP1), CRTH2 (DP2), and thromboxane prostanoid (TP) receptors. The CRTH2 receptor is involved in induction of migration and activation of T helper type 2 (Th2) lymphocytes, eosinophils, and basophils; up-regulation of adhesion molecules; and promotion of pro-inflammatory Th2-type cytokines (interleukin [IL]-4, 5, 13), whereas the DP receptor is associated with relaxation of smooth muscles, vasodilation, inhibition of cell migration, and apoptosis of eosinophils...
June 13, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598065/malignant-pleural-effusion-with-filariasis
#14
Ashutosh Chaturvedi, Arun Kumar
The occurrence of microfilaria in pleural fluid is rare. Filarial lung involvement occurs in the form of Tropical Pulmonary Eosinophilia with pulmonary infiltrates and peripheral eosinophilia. We report a 74-year-old male patient, non smoker who was admitted to our hospital with breathlessness and chest discomfort of two weeks duration. He had, eosinophilia and deranged renal function. X-ray chest revealed massive left sided pleural effusion. Pleural fluid analysis revealed atypical cells and pleural fluid cytology showed microfilaria (Wuchereria bancrofti), which were also found on peripheral smear...
May 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570692/natural-killer-t-cell-sensitization-during-neonatal-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection-induces-eosinophilic-lung-disease-in-re-infected-adult-mice
#15
Seung Young Lee, Youran Noh, Jung Hyun Goo, Semi Rho, Min Jung Kim, Chang-Yuil Kang, Manki Song, Jae-Ouk Kim
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a major viral pathogen that causes severe lower respiratory tract infections in infants and the elderly worldwide. Infants with severe RSV bronchiolitis tend to experience more wheezing and asthma in later childhood. Because invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells are associated with the asthma pathology, we investigated whether neonatal iNKT cells are involved in the aggravation of pulmonary diseases following RSV infection in mice. Intranasal exposure to the iNKT cell ligand α-galactosylceramide (α-GC) with RSV primary infection in neonatal mice elicited neither cytokine production (except for a slight increase of IL-5) nor pulmonary eosinophilia, despite the presence of both CD1d+ cells and NKT cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559967/effect-of-activation-of-toll-like-receptor-7-in-the-inhibition-of-allergic-asthma-on-a-mouse-model
#16
Li Ma, Xiaojun Xiao, Yihe Ma, Haiqiang Wu, Shuqi Qiu, Jing Li, Pingchang Yang, Zhigang Liu
Targeting Toll-like receptor 7 (TLR7) is known to have a potential therapeutic effect on experimental allergic asthma, but the exact mechanism is incompletely understood. To investigate the potential therapeutic effect of TLR7 agonist (TLR7a) a new versatile TLR7 agonist conjugated to Der f 1 was synthesized and evaluated in vivo here. It was confirmed that the course of airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) and eosinophilia of the TLR7a vaccine-treated mice were limited. Levels of specific IgG1, IgG2a and IgE antibodies of these mice were changed obviously compared with that of the model mice...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530840/oral-glucocorticoid-sparing-effect-of-benralizumab-in-severe-asthma
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Parameswaran Nair, Sally Wenzel, Klaus F Rabe, Arnaud Bourdin, Njira L Lugogo, Piotr Kuna, Peter Barker, Stephanie Sproule, Sandhia Ponnarambil, Mitchell Goldman
BACKGROUND: Many patients with severe asthma rely on oral glucocorticoids to manage their disease. We investigated whether benralizumab, a monoclonal antibody directed against the alpha subunit of the interleukin-5 receptor that significantly reduces the incidence of asthma exacerbations, was also effective as an oral glucocorticoid-sparing therapy in patients relying on oral glucocorticoids to manage severe asthma associated with eosinophilia. METHODS: In a 28-week randomized, controlled trial, we assessed the effects of benralizumab (at a dose of 30 mg administered subcutaneously either every 4 weeks or every 8 weeks [with the first three doses administered every 4 weeks]) versus placebo on the reduction in the oral glucocorticoid dose while asthma control was maintained in adult patients with severe asthma...
June 22, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529118/early-life-allergen-and-air-pollutant-exposures-alter-longitudinal-blood-immune-profiles-in-infant-rhesus-monkeys
#18
Candace M Crowley, Justin H Fontaine, Joan E Gerriets, Edward S Schelegle, Dallas M Hyde, Lisa A Miller
Early life is a critical period for the progressive establishment of immunity in response to environmental stimuli; the impact of airborne challenges on this process is not well defined. In a longitudinal fashion, we determined the effect of episodic house dust mite (HDM) aerosol and ozone inhalation, both separately and combined, on peripheral blood immune cell phenotypes and cytokine expression from 4 to 25weeks of age in an infant rhesus monkey model of childhood development. Immune profiles in peripheral blood were compared with lung lavage at 25weeks of age...
August 1, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476343/immune-responses-to-fungal-aeroallergen-in-heligmosomoides-polygyrus-infected-mice-vary-by-age
#19
Nopporn Apiwattanakul, Maneesha Palipane, Amali Eashani Samarasinghe
Parasite infections in the developing world have been considered to promote resistance to immune-mediated diseases such as asthma. Mouse studies have shown that helminths and their products reduce the development of allergic asthma. Since epidemiologic studies that show similar protection are in relation to geohelminth infections that occur in early life, we hypothesized that the parasite-mediated protection against asthma may differ by age. Mice infected with Heligmosomoides polygyrus at 3-weeks of age had similar asthma phenotype compared to mice infected at 28-weeks of age wherein airway eosinophilia was unaltered but tissue inflammation and GC metaplasia were reduced...
July 2017: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454572/invasive-pulmonary-mucormycosis-rare-presentation-with-pulmonary-eosinophilia
#20
Taizou Hirano, Mitsuhiro Yamada, Kei Sato, Koji Murakami, Tokiwa Tamai, Yoshiya Mitsuhashi, Tsutomu Tamada, Hisatoshi Sugiura, Naomi Sato, Ryoko Saito, Junya Tominaga, Akira Watanabe, Masakazu Ichinose
BACKGROUND: Fungi can cause a variety of infectious diseases, including invasive mycosis and non-invasive mycosis, as well as allergic diseases. The different forms of mycosis usually have been described as mutually exclusive, independent entities, with few descriptions of overlapping cases. Here, we describe the first reported case of a patient with the complication of pulmonary eosinophilia in the course of invasive mucormycosis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 74-year-old Japanese man with asthma-COPD overlap underwent emergency surgery for a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm...
April 28, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
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