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Respir Res ; 21(1): 265, 2020 Oct 13.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33050900

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BACKGROUND: Patients with severe, uncontrolled asthma, particularly those with a non-eosinophilic phenotype, have a great unmet need for new treatments that act on a broad range of inflammatory pathways in the airway. Tezepelumab is a human monoclonal antibody that blocks the activity of thymic stromal lymphopoietin, an epithelial cytokine. In the PATHWAY phase 2b study (NCT02054130), tezepelumab reduced exacerbations by up to 71% in adults with severe, uncontrolled asthma, irrespective of baseline eosinophilic inflammatory status. This article reports the design and objectives of the phase 2 CASCADE study. METHODS: CASCADE is an ongoing exploratory, phase 2, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study aiming to assess the anti-inflammatory effects of tezepelumab 210 mg administered subcutaneously every 4 weeks for 28 weeks in adults aged 18-75 years with uncontrolled, moderate-to-severe asthma. The primary endpoint is the change from baseline to week 28 in airway submucosal inflammatory cells (eosinophils, neutrophils, T cells and mast cells) from bronchoscopic biopsies. Epithelial molecular phenotyping, comprising the three-gene-mean technique, will be used to assess participants' type 2 (T2) status to enable evaluation of the anti-inflammatory effect of tezepelumab across the continuum of T2 activation. Other exploratory analyses include assessments of the impact of tezepelumab on airway remodelling, including reticular basement membrane thickening and airway epithelial integrity. At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the protocol was amended to address the possibility that site visits would be limited. The amendment allowed for: at-home dosing of study drug by a healthcare professional, extension of the treatment period by up to 6 months so patients are able to attend an onsite visit to undergo the end-of-treatment bronchoscopy, and replacement of final follow-up visits with a virtual or telephone visit. DISCUSSION: CASCADE aims to determine the mechanisms by which tezepelumab improves clinical asthma outcomes by evaluating the effect of tezepelumab on airway inflammatory cells and remodelling in patients with moderate-to-severe, uncontrolled asthma. An important aspect of this study is the evaluation of the anti-inflammatory effect of tezepelumab across patients with differing levels of eosinophilic and T2 inflammation. TRIAL REGISTRATION: NCT03688074 (ClinicalTrials.gov). Registered 28 September 2018.


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Antiasmáticos/uso terapêutico , Anti-Inflamatórios/uso terapêutico , Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/uso terapêutico , Asma/tratamento farmacológico , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Antiasmáticos/efeitos adversos , Anti-Inflamatórios/efeitos adversos , Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/efeitos adversos , Asma/diagnóstico , Asma/imunologia , Ensaios Clínicos Fase II como Assunto , Método Duplo-Cego , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estudos Multicêntricos como Assunto , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Resultado do Tratamento , Adulto Jovem
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Yonsei Med J ; 61(9): 797-804, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32882764

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PURPOSE: Climate and lifestyle changes increase an individual's susceptibility to various allergens and also the incidence of allergic diseases. We aimed to examine the changes in sensitization rate for aeroallergens over a 10-year period in Korean children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 4493 children who visited the allergy clinic at a tertiary hospital in Korea for allergic rhinitis or asthma from January 2009 to December 2018. The serum specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) levels were measured to confirm the sensitization against Dermatophagoides farinae (D. farinae), Alternaria, weed and tree pollen mixtures, as well as cat and dog dander through ImmunoCAP test. RESULTS: D. farinae was the most common sensitizing aeroallergen (45.9%) during the 10-year span. The sensitization rate for tree pollen mixture (p for trend <0.001), weed pollen mixtures (p for trend <0.001), dog dander (p for trend=0.025), and cat dander (p for trend=0.003) showed ascending trends during the 10-year study period. Furthermore, the sensitization rate for multiple allergens (≥2) in 2018 increased significantly compared to that in 2009 (p for trend=0.013). Compared with children without sensitization to D. farinae, those with sensitization to D. farinae showed higher sensitization rates to other aeroallergens (p for interaction <0.001). CONCLUSION: Children's sensitization rate to cat and dog dander and weed and tree pollen mixtures significantly increased during the 10-year period in Korea. Children with sensitization to D. farinae are likely to be sensitized to other aeroallergens as well.


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Alérgenos/imunologia , Asma/imunologia , Hipersensibilidade/diagnóstico , Imunoglobulina E/sangue , Rinite Alérgica/imunologia , Alérgenos/efeitos adversos , Animais , Asma/diagnóstico , Asma/epidemiologia , Gatos , Criança , Dermatophagoides farinae , Cães , Feminino , Humanos , Hipersensibilidade/imunologia , Masculino , Pólen/imunologia , República da Coreia/epidemiologia , Estudos Retrospectivos , Rinite Alérgica/diagnóstico
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Lancet ; 396(10254): 854-866, 2020 09 19.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32910907

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Asthma is a complex disease that often starts in childhood. Genomic and environmental factors as well as aberrant immune maturation early in life can contribute to the onset of disease, with great disparity over time and geographical regions. Epidemiological studies have scrutinised environmental exposures and attempted to translate these exposures into prevention strategies. Some approaches for patients with asthma have been successful (eg, smoking ban, the Finnish Asthma Programme), and primary prevention of wheeze in pre-school children (age 0-5 years) by the supplementation of vitamin D or fish oil, or both, to pregnant women seems promising. Several recent prevention initiatives are based on strong asthma-protective environmental microbial exposures associated with traditional rural lifestyles. Preclinical studies with various bacterial lysates, bacterial and dietary metabolites, or helminthic compounds have yielded promising results that await translation into clinical practice. Given the immense societal and individual burden of asthma, there is an urgent need to further develop novel strategies to eradicate the disease.


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Asma/epidemiologia , Asma/prevenção & controle , Prevenção Primária/métodos , Asma/dietoterapia , Asma/imunologia , Pré-Escolar , Suplementos Nutricionais/provisão & distribução , Exposição Ambiental/efeitos adversos , Feminino , Finlândia/epidemiologia , Óleos de Peixe/administração & dosagem , Óleos de Peixe/provisão & distribução , Humanos , Lactente , Recém-Nascido , Masculino , Gravidez , Prevalência , Fatores de Proteção , Fatores de Risco , Prevenção do Hábito de Fumar/métodos , Vitamina D/administração & dosagem , Vitamina D/provisão & distribução
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J Environ Pathol Toxicol Oncol ; 39(3): 213-224, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32865913

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Asthma is a chronic, serious allergic inflammatory disease in the airway. The inflammation in the airway is induced by the allergic T-helper 2 cells (Th2 cells), which leads to unfettered production of inflammatory cytokines. The accretion of inflammatory cells in the airway also speeds up the secretion of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and suppresses antioxidative processes. Hence, the present work aimed to study the antiasthmatic efficacy of betulin and its effect in suppressing the inflammatory markers of ovalbumin (OVA) challenged asthmatic mice. The observed results revealed that the levels of inflammatory cells including neutrophils, eosinophils, lymphocytes, and macrophages were effectively decreased by betulin treatment; furthermore, the inflammatory markers IL-4, IL-5, IL-13, and TNF-α levels were notably suppressed by betulin administration in OVA-challenged asthmatic mice. Similarly, the oral administration of betulin showed a reduction in IgE level and elevation in the IFN-γ level in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF). The elevated levels of antioxidant enzymes like catalase (CAT), glutathione (GSH), and superoxide dismutase (SOD) were observed in betulin treated mice. Furthermore, reduced levels of reactive oxygen species like NO2, NO3, and MDA were noted in the betulin treated group. Consistently, airway hyperreactivity (AHR) was depleted in the betulin administered group compared with the OVA-challenged asthmatic group. Betulin treatment was revealed to have noteworthy antiasthmatic effects mediated by the suppression of production of inflammatory cells and the expression of other inflammatory markers. Furthermore, the elevation in the level of antioxidant markers helped to disclose the original regulatory mode of betulin on asthma treatment.


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Antiasmáticos/uso terapêutico , Anti-Inflamatórios/uso terapêutico , Asma/tratamento farmacológico , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Triterpenos/uso terapêutico , Animais , Antiasmáticos/administração & dosagem , Anti-Inflamatórios/administração & dosagem , Asma/imunologia , Asma/metabolismo , Biomarcadores/análise , Líquido da Lavagem Broncoalveolar/química , Líquido da Lavagem Broncoalveolar/citologia , Líquido da Lavagem Broncoalveolar/imunologia , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Eosinófilos/citologia , Feminino , Imunoglobulina E/sangue , Pulmão/efeitos dos fármacos , Pulmão/patologia , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Ovalbumina/imunologia , Estresse Oxidativo/imunologia , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Testes de Função Respiratória , Triterpenos/administração & dosagem
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J Environ Pathol Toxicol Oncol ; 39(3): 225-234, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32865914

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Asthma is marked by chronic irritation in the airway lumen of the lungs due to the accretion of inflammatory cells that influence the regular inhalation process. An extended buildup of inflammation leads to oxidative pressure and the repression of antioxidant functions. In the current study, a potential compound, boldine, was tested for the containment of provocative markers along the path of antiasthmatic activity in an ovalbumin (OVA)-induced asthmatic mice model. As an effect, the boldine (10 and 20 mg/kg) treatment suppressed inflammatory cells such as eosinophil, macrophage, neutrophil, lymphocyte, and other inflammatory markers in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) of OVA-induced mice. Likewise, immunoglobulin E (IgE) levels were drastically condensed in the serum of boldine-treated animals. Levels of enzymatic and nonenzymatic antioxidants, such as superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione (GSH), were upregulated in the boldine treatment group compared to the asthmatic control group, which displays the antioxidant effects of boldine on asthmatic animals. Interestingly, the reactive oxygen species (ROS) and malonaldehyde (MDA) levels were repressed in the BALF of boldine-treated mice groups. Therefore, the effects of boldine are significant for the management of asthma, reducing the accrual of inflammatory cells, along with other inflammatory markers, while improving antioxidant markers and containing ROS. Hence, boldine may be an option for clinical trials of chronic asthma management.


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Antiasmáticos/uso terapêutico , Anti-Inflamatórios/uso terapêutico , Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Aporfinas/uso terapêutico , Asma/tratamento farmacológico , Animais , Antiasmáticos/administração & dosagem , Anti-Inflamatórios/administração & dosagem , Aporfinas/administração & dosagem , Asma/imunologia , Biomarcadores/análise , Líquido da Lavagem Broncoalveolar/química , Líquido da Lavagem Broncoalveolar/citologia , Líquido da Lavagem Broncoalveolar/imunologia , Citocinas/análise , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Eosinófilos/citologia , Imunoglobulina E/sangue , Pulmão/efeitos dos fármacos , Pulmão/patologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Ovalbumina/imunologia , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Testes de Função Respiratória
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Front Immunol ; 11: 1337, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32733448

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Autophagy is a cellular recycling system found in almost all types of eukaryotic organisms. The system is made up of a variety of proteins which function to deliver intracellular cargo to lysosomes for formation of autophagosomes in which the contents are degraded. The maintenance of cellular homeostasis is key in the survival and function of a variety of human cell populations. The interconnection between metabolism and autophagy is extensive, therefore it has a role in a variety of different cell functions. The disruption or dysfunction of autophagy in these cell types have been implicated in the development of a variety of inflammatory diseases including asthma. The role of autophagy in non-immune and immune cells both lead to the pathogenesis of lung inflammation. Autophagy in pulmonary non-immune cells leads to tissue remodeling which can develop into chronic asthma cases with long term effects. The role autophagy in the lymphoid and myeloid lineages in the pathology of asthma differ in their functions. Impaired autophagy in lymphoid populations have been shown, in general, to decrease inflammation in both asthma and inflammatory disease models. Many lymphoid cells rely on autophagy for effector function and maintained inflammation. In stark contrast, autophagy deficient antigen presenting cells have been shown to have an activated inflammasome. This is largely characterized by a TH17 response that is accompanied with a much worse prognosis including granulocyte mediated inflammation and steroid resistance. The cell specificity associated with changes in autophagic flux complicates its targeting for amelioration of asthmatic symptoms. Differing asthmatic phenotypes between TH2 and TH17 mediated disease may require different autophagic modulations. Therefore, treatments call for a more cell specific and personalized approach when looking at chronic asthma cases. Viral-induced lung inflammation, such as that caused by SARS-CoV-2, also may involve autophagic modulation leading to inflammation mediated by lung resident cells. In this review, we will be discussing the role of autophagy in non-immune cells, myeloid cells, and lymphoid cells for their implications into lung inflammation and asthma. Finally, we will discuss autophagy's role viral pathogenesis, immunometabolism, and asthma with insights into autophagic modulators for amelioration of lung inflammation.


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Asma/complicações , Asma/patologia , Autofagia/imunologia , Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Infecções por Coronavirus/patologia , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Pneumonia Viral/patologia , Animais , Asma/imunologia , Autofagossomos/metabolismo , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Células Dendríticas/metabolismo , Humanos , Linfócitos/metabolismo , Lisossomos/metabolismo , Células Mieloides/metabolismo , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Mucosa Respiratória/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/imunologia
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3998, 2020 08 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32778730

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Allergic asthma is a leading chronic disease associated with airway hyperreactivity (AHR). Type-2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) are a potent source of T-helper 2 (Th2) cytokines that promote AHR and lung inflammation. As the programmed cell death protein-1 (PD-1) inhibitory axis regulates a variety of immune responses, here we investigate PD-1 function in pulmonary ILC2s during IL-33-induced airway inflammation. PD-1 limits the viability of ILC2s and downregulates their effector functions. Additionally, PD-1 deficiency shifts ILC2 metabolism toward glycolysis, glutaminolysis and methionine catabolism. PD-1 thus acts as a metabolic checkpoint in ILC2s, affecting cellular activation and proliferation. As the blockade of PD-1 exacerbates AHR, we also develop a human PD-1 agonist and show that it can ameliorate AHR and suppresses lung inflammation in a humanized mouse model. Together, these results highlight the importance of PD-1 agonistic treatment in allergic asthma and underscore its therapeutic potential.


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Asma/imunologia , Asma/metabolismo , Imunidade Inata/imunologia , Linfócitos/metabolismo , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/metabolismo , Animais , Citocinas/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Humanos , Inflamação/imunologia , Subunidade gama Comum de Receptores de Interleucina/genética , Interleucina-33/metabolismo , Pulmão/imunologia , Pulmão/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Knockout , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/genética , Células Th2/metabolismo , Transcriptoma
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J Allergy Clin Immunol ; 146(4): 790-798, 2020 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32810517

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BACKGROUND: There is inconclusive and controversial evidence of the association between allergic diseases and the risk of adverse clinical outcomes of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the association of allergic disorders with the likelihood of a positive severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) test result and with clinical outcomes of COVID-19 (admission to intensive care unit, administration of invasive ventilation, and death). METHODS: A propensity-score-matched nationwide cohort study was performed in South Korea. Data obtained from the Health Insurance Review & Assessment Service of Korea from all adult patients (age, >20 years) who were tested for SARS-CoV-2 in South Korea between January 1, 2020, and May 15, 2020, were analyzed. The association of SARS-CoV-2 test positivity and allergic diseases in the entire cohort (n = 219,959) and the difference in clinical outcomes of COVID-19 were evaluated in patients with allergic diseases and SARS-CoV-2 positivity (n = 7,340). RESULTS: In the entire cohort, patients who underwent SARS-CoV-2 testing were evaluated to ascertain whether asthma and allergic rhinitis were associated with an increased likelihood of SARS-CoV-2 test positivity. After propensity score matching, we found that asthma and allergic rhinitis were associated with worse clinical outcomes of COVID-19 in patients with SARS-CoV-2 test positivity. Patients with nonallergic asthma had a greater risk of SARS-CoV-2 test positivity and worse clinical outcomes of COVID-19 than patients with allergic asthma. CONCLUSIONS: In a Korean nationwide cohort, allergic rhinitis and asthma, especially nonallergic asthma, confers a greater risk of susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2 infection and severe clinical outcomes of COVID-19.


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Asma/complicações , Betacoronavirus/patogenicidade , Doenças Cardiovasculares/complicações , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Dermatite Atópica/complicações , Complicações do Diabetes/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Rinite Alérgica/complicações , Adulto , Idoso , Asma/diagnóstico , Asma/imunologia , Asma/mortalidade , Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Doenças Cardiovasculares/diagnóstico , Doenças Cardiovasculares/imunologia , Doenças Cardiovasculares/mortalidade , Técnicas de Laboratório Clínico , Estudos de Coortes , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/mortalidade , Dermatite Atópica/diagnóstico , Dermatite Atópica/imunologia , Dermatite Atópica/mortalidade , Complicações do Diabetes/imunologia , Complicações do Diabetes/mortalidade , Diabetes Mellitus/diagnóstico , Diabetes Mellitus/imunologia , Diabetes Mellitus/mortalidade , Suscetibilidade a Doenças , Feminino , Humanos , Tempo de Internação/estatística & dados numéricos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Razão de Chances , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/mortalidade , Rinite Alérgica/diagnóstico , Rinite Alérgica/imunologia , Rinite Alérgica/mortalidade , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Análise de Sobrevida
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1207: 581-584, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32671776

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Asthma is one of the most common diseases of the respiratory system, with typical pathogenesis and pathological changes. The current research shows that autophagy is mainly involved in the pathogenesis of asthma by regulating the body's innate and adaptive immune responses. At the same time, a large number of epidemiological studies have shown that multiple autophagy genes affect the risk of asthma at the level of genetic polymorphism. This chapter will explore the relationship between autophagy and asthma.


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Asma , Autofagia , Asma/genética , Asma/imunologia , Autofagia/genética , Autofagia/imunologia , Humanos , Polimorfismo Genético
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Mol Immunol ; 125: 24-31, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32623292

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Toll-like receptor 9 (TLR9) has been reported to mediate airway inflammation, however, the underlying mechanism is poorly understood. In the present study, our objective was to reveal whether TLR9 regulates NLRP3 inflammasome and oxidative stress in murine allergic airway inflammation and Raw264.7 cells. Female wild type(WT)and TLR9-/-mice on C57BL/6 background were used to induce allergic airway inflammation by challenge of OVA, and Raw264.7 cells with or without TLR9 knockdown by small interfering RNA (siRNA) were stimulated by S.aureus. The results demonstrated that deletion of TLR9 effectively attenuated OVA-induced allergic airway inflammation including inflammatory cells infiltration and goblet cell hyperplasia. Meanwhile, OVA-induced protein expression of NLRP3, caspase-1(p20) and mature IL-1ß, as well as secretion of IL-1ß and IL-18 in wild type mice (WT) was obviously suppressed by TLR9 deficiency. Concomitantly, the expression of oxidative markers 8-OhDG and nitrotyrosine was increased in OVA-challenged WT mice, while TLR9 deficiency significantly inhibited such increase. Similarly, in the in vitro study, we found that knockdown of TLR9 markedly suppressed S.aureus-induced activation of NLRP3 inflammasome and oxidative stress in Raw264.7 cells. Collectively, our findings indicated that TLR9 may mediate allergic airway inflammation via activating NLRP3 inflammasome and oxidative stress.


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Asma/imunologia , Hipersensibilidade/imunologia , Inflamassomos/imunologia , Proteína 3 que Contém Domínio de Pirina da Família NLR/imunologia , Estresse Oxidativo/fisiologia , Receptor Toll-Like 9/imunologia , Animais , Asma/metabolismo , Hipersensibilidade/metabolismo , Hipersensibilidade/fisiopatologia , Inflamassomos/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Knockout , Proteína 3 que Contém Domínio de Pirina da Família NLR/metabolismo , Pneumonia/imunologia , Pneumonia/metabolismo , Pneumonia/fisiopatologia , Células RAW 264.7 , Receptor Toll-Like 9/metabolismo
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J Allergy Clin Immunol ; 146(2): 315-324.e7, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32531372

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BACKGROUND: More than 300 million people carry a diagnosis of asthma, with data to suggest that they are at a higher risk for infection or adverse outcomes from severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. Asthma is remarkably heterogeneous, and it is currently unclear how patient-intrinsic factors may relate to coronavirus disease 2019. OBJECTIVE: We sought to identify and characterize subsets of patients with asthma at increased risk for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection. METHODS: Participants from 2 large asthma cohorts were stratified using clinically relevant parameters to identify factors related to angiotensin-converting enzyme-2 (ACE2) expression within bronchial epithelium. ACE-2-correlated gene signatures were used to interrogate publicly available databases to identify upstream signaling events and novel therapeutic targets. RESULTS: Stratifying by type 2 inflammatory biomarkers, we identified subjects who demonstrated low peripheral blood eosinophils accompanied by increased expression of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 receptor ACE2 in bronchial epithelium. Genes highly correlated with ACE2 overlapped with type 1 and 2 IFN signatures, normally induced by viral infections. T-cell recruitment and activation within bronchoalveolar lavage cells of ACE2-high subjects was reciprocally increased. These patients demonstrated characteristics corresponding to risk factors for severe coronavirus disease 2019, including male sex, history of hypertension, low peripheral blood, and elevated bronchoalveolar lavage lymphocytes. CONCLUSIONS: ACE2 expression is linked to upregulation of viral response genes in a subset of type 2-low patients with asthma with characteristics resembling known risk factors for severe coronavirus disease 2019. Therapies targeting the IFN family and T-cell-activating factors may therefore be of benefit in a subset of patients.


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Asma/epidemiologia , Asma/genética , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Pandemias , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/genética , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Receptores Virais/genética , Adolescente , Adulto , Asma/classificação , Asma/imunologia , Betacoronavirus/genética , Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Biomarcadores/metabolismo , Brônquios/imunologia , Brônquios/patologia , Líquido da Lavagem Broncoalveolar/citologia , Líquido da Lavagem Broncoalveolar/imunologia , Estudos de Coortes , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Eosinófilos/imunologia , Eosinófilos/patologia , Feminino , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Interferon Tipo I/genética , Interferon Tipo I/imunologia , Interferon gama/genética , Interferon gama/imunologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Mapeamento de Interação de Proteínas , Receptores Virais/imunologia , Fatores de Risco , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Linfócitos T/classificação , Linfócitos T/imunologia , Linfócitos T/patologia , Transcriptoma , Estados Unidos/epidemiologia
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PLoS One ; 15(6): e0234413, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32511255

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BACKGROUND: Chlamydia pneumoniae is an obligate intracellular bacterium that causes respiratory infection. There may exist an association between C. pneumoniae, asthma, and production of immunoglobulin (Ig) E responses in vitro. Interleukin (IL-4) is required for IgE production. OBJECTIVE: We previously demonstrated that doxycycline suppresses C. pneumoniae-induced production of IgE and IL-4 responses in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) from asthmatic subjects. Whereas macrolides have anti-chlamydial activity, their effect on in vitro anti-inflammatory (IgE) and IL-4 responses to C. pneumoniae have not been studied. METHODS: PBMC from IgE- adult atopic subjects (N = 5) were infected +/- C. pneumoniae BAL69, +/- azithromycin (0.1, 1.0 ug/mL) for 10 days. IL-4 and IgE levels were determined in supernatants by ELISA. IL-4 and IgE were detected in supernatants of PBMC (day 10). RESULTS: When azithromycin (0.1, 1.0 ug/ml) was added, IL-4 levels decreased. At low dose, IgE levels increased and at high dose, IgE levels decreased. When PBMC were infected with C. pneumoniae, both IL-4 and IgE levels decreased. Addition of azithromycin (0.1, 1.0 ug/mL) decreased IL-4 levels and had no effect on IgE levels. CONCLUSIONS: These findings indicate that azithromycin decreases IL-4 responses but has a bimodal effect on IgE responses in PBMC from atopic patients in vitro.


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Azitromicina/farmacologia , Chlamydophila pneumoniae/imunologia , Imunoglobulina E/biossíntese , Interleucina-4/biossíntese , Idoso , Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Asma/complicações , Asma/tratamento farmacológico , Asma/imunologia , Infecções por Chlamydophila/complicações , Infecções por Chlamydophila/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por Chlamydophila/imunologia , Chlamydophila pneumoniae/efeitos dos fármacos , Chlamydophila pneumoniae/patogenicidade , Feminino , Humanos , Hipersensibilidade Imediata/complicações , Hipersensibilidade Imediata/imunologia , Hipersensibilidade Imediata/microbiologia , Imunoglobulina E/sangue , Técnicas In Vitro , Interleucina-4/sangue , Leucócitos Mononucleares/efeitos dos fármacos , Leucócitos Mononucleares/imunologia , Leucócitos Mononucleares/microbiologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Infecções Respiratórias/complicações , Infecções Respiratórias/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções Respiratórias/imunologia , Adulto Jovem
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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A ; 117(25): 14376-14385, 2020 06 23.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32513718

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Temporally harmonized elimination of damaged or unnecessary organelles and cells is a prerequisite of health. Under Type 2 inflammatory conditions, human airway epithelial cells (HAECs) generate proferroptotic hydroperoxy-arachidonoyl-phosphatidylethanolamines (HpETE-PEs) as proximate death signals. Production of 15-HpETE-PE depends on activation of 15-lipoxygenase-1 (15LO1) in complex with PE-binding protein-1 (PEBP1). We hypothesized that cellular membrane damage induced by these proferroptotic phospholipids triggers compensatory prosurvival pathways, and in particular autophagic pathways, to prevent cell elimination through programmed death. We discovered that PEBP1 is pivotal to driving dynamic interactions with both proferroptotic 15LO1 and the autophagic protein microtubule-associated light chain-3 (LC3). Further, the 15LO1-PEBP1-generated ferroptotic phospholipid, 15-HpETE-PE, promoted LC3-I lipidation to stimulate autophagy. This concurrent activation of autophagy protects cells from ferroptotic death and release of mitochondrial DNA. Similar findings are observed in Type 2 Hi asthma, where high levels of both 15LO1-PEBP1 and LC3-II are seen in HAECs, in association with low bronchoalveolar lavage fluid mitochondrial DNA and more severe disease. The concomitant activation of ferroptosis and autophagy by 15LO1-PEBP1 complexes and their hydroperoxy-phospholipids reveals a pathobiologic pathway relevant to asthma and amenable to therapeutic targeting.


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Araquidonato 15-Lipoxigenase/metabolismo , Asma/imunologia , Autofagia/imunologia , Células Epiteliais/patologia , Ferroptose/imunologia , Proteína de Ligação a Fosfatidiletanolamina/metabolismo , Adulto , Animais , Asma/diagnóstico , Asma/patologia , Líquido da Lavagem Broncoalveolar/citologia , Linhagem Celular , Sobrevivência Celular/imunologia , Células Epiteliais/imunologia , Feminino , Técnicas de Inativação de Genes , Humanos , Ácidos Hidroxieicosatetraenoicos/imunologia , Ácidos Hidroxieicosatetraenoicos/metabolismo , Interleucina-13/imunologia , Interleucina-13/metabolismo , Masculino , Camundongos , Proteínas Associadas aos Microtúbulos/metabolismo , Simulação de Dinâmica Molecular , Proteína de Ligação a Fosfatidiletanolamina/genética , Fosfatidiletanolaminas/imunologia , Fosfatidiletanolaminas/metabolismo , Cultura Primária de Células , Ligação Proteica/imunologia , Índice de Gravidade de Doença
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J Vis Exp ; (159)2020 05 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32538919

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Environmental allergens such as house dust mites (HDM) are often in complex forms containing both allergic proteins that drive aberrant type 2 responses and microbial substances that induce innate immune responses. These allergen-associated microbial components play an important role in regulating the development of type 2 inflammatory conditions such as allergic asthma. However, the underlying mechanisms remain largely undefined. The protocol presented here determines the structural characteristics and in vivo activity of allergen-associated immunostimulatory RNA. Specifically, common allergens are examined for the presence of double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) species that can stimulate IFN responses in lungs and restrain the development of severe lung eosinophilia in a mouse model of HDM-induced allergic asthma. Here, we have included the following three assays: Dot blot to show the dsRNA structures in total RNA isolated from allergens including HDM species, RT-qPCR to measure the activities of HDM RNA in interferon stimulating genes (ISGs) expression in mouse lungs and FACS analysis to determine the effects of HDM RNA on the number of eosinophils in BAL and lung, respectively.


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Alérgenos/imunologia , Antígenos de Dermatophagoides/imunologia , Asma/imunologia , Eosinofilia Pulmonar/imunologia , RNA de Cadeia Dupla/imunologia , Animais , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Feminino , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Pyroglyphidae/imunologia
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Nat Immunol ; 21(7): 756-765, 2020 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32572240

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The molecular basis for the propensity of a small number of environmental proteins to provoke allergic responses is largely unknown. Herein, we report that mite group 13 allergens of the fatty acid-binding protein (FABP) family are sensed by an evolutionarily conserved acute-phase protein, serum amyloid A1 (SAA1), that promotes pulmonary type 2 immunity. Mechanistically, SAA1 interacted directly with allergenic mite FABPs (Der p 13 and Blo t 13). The interaction between mite FABPs and SAA1 activated the SAA1-binding receptor, formyl peptide receptor 2 (FPR2), which drove the epithelial release of the type-2-promoting cytokine interleukin (IL)-33 in a SAA1-dependent manner. Importantly, the SAA1-FPR2-IL-33 axis was upregulated in nasal epithelial cells from patients with chronic rhinosinusitis. These findings identify an unrecognized role for SAA1 as a soluble pattern recognition receptor for conserved FABPs found in common mite allergens that initiate type 2 immunity at mucosal surfaces.


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Asma/imunologia , Rinite Alérgica/imunologia , Proteína Amiloide A Sérica/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/imunologia , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Alérgenos/imunologia , Animais , Antígenos de Dermatophagoides/imunologia , Asma/patologia , Células Cultivadas , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Células Epiteliais , Proteínas de Ligação a Ácido Graxo/imunologia , Feminino , Humanos , Imunidade Humoral , Imunidade Inata , Interleucina-33/metabolismo , Pulmão/citologia , Pulmão/imunologia , Pulmão/patologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Knockout , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Cultura Primária de Células , Receptores de Formil Peptídeo/metabolismo , Receptores de Lipoxinas/metabolismo , Mucosa Respiratória/imunologia , Mucosa Respiratória/metabolismo , Rinite Alérgica/patologia , Proteína Amiloide A Sérica/genética , Regulação para Cima , Adulto Jovem
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Allergol. immunopatol ; 48(3): 259-264, mayo-jun. 2020. tab
Artigo em Inglês | IBECS | ID: ibc-192028

RESUMO

The clinical history is of importance in the investigation of allergic diseases but does have limitations. Many allergic conditions will be over-diagnosed if anamnesis alone is used for diagnostic criteria. Serum total immunoglobulin E (TIgE) quantification, as well as panels containing allergens prevalent in the studied population, may serve as screening tests and facilitate the diagnosis of allergic disease or its exclusion. We assessed the positivity of two versions of these tests, Phadiatop Europe® (PhEU) and Phadiatop Infant® (PhInf), as well as total IgE (TigE) values in patients with a medical diagnosis of allergic disease and non-allergic individuals. METHODS: A cross-sectional study performed in eleven Brazilian pediatric allergy centers with patients divided into groups according to the primary condition and a group of assessed control subjects. They were submitted to TIgE measurement and screening tests (PhEu and PhInf). RESULTS: TIgE mean serum levels were significantly higher among allergic patients, especially those with asthma/rhinitis or atopic dermatitis. The positivity of the screening tests, considering the total population, was 63.8% for PhEU and 72.6% for PhInf. These increased when we evaluated only the allergic subjects. The concordance index of the two tests was Kappa = 0.7 and higher among those of greater age. CONCLUSIONS: In the assessed population, there were significantly higher levels among those with positive screening tests and PhInf showed better performance in the identification of sensitized individuals, regardless of age. This is the first study to evaluate Phadiatop and Phadiatop Infant in the same population


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Humanos , Lactente , Pré-Escolar , Criança , Adolescente , Testes Hematológicos/métodos , Hipersensibilidade/diagnóstico , Imunoglobulina E/sangue , Técnicas Imunológicas/métodos , Hipersensibilidade/imunologia , Brasil , Estudos Transversais , Alérgenos/imunologia , Dermatite Atópica/imunologia , Asma/imunologia , Rinite Alérgica/imunologia , Sensibilidade e Especificidade
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