Genomes and Genes
Summary: A plant genus of the family ASTERACEAE. The POLLEN is one cause of HAYFEVER.
Publications220 found, 100 shown here
- Pollinex Quattro Ragweed: safety evaluation of a new allergy vaccine adjuvanted with monophosphoryl lipid A (MPL) for the treatment of ragweed pollen allergyPaul Baldrick
Scientific and Regulatory Consulting, Covance Laboratories Ltd, Otley Road, Harrogate HG3 1PY, UK
J Appl Toxicol 27:399-409. 2007..Quattro Ragweed) has been developed for the prevention or relief of allergic symptoms caused by pollen from Ambrosia spp. (ragweed)...
- Cities as harbingers of climate change: common ragweed, urbanization, and public healthLewis H Ziska
Alternate Crop and Systems Laboratory, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, 10300 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA
J Allergy Clin Immunol 111:290-5. 2003..Although controlled laboratory experiments have been conducted to demonstrate the sensitivity of allergenic pollen production to future climatic change (ie, increased CO(2) and temperature), no in situ data are available...
- High genetic diversity in French invasive populations of common ragweed, Ambrosia artemisiifolia, as a result of multiple sources of introductionB J Genton
Laboratoire Ecologie, Systematique et Evolution, UMR CNRS UPS ENGREF 8079, Universite Paris Sud, Batiment 360, 91 405 Orsay Cedex, France
Mol Ecol 14:4275-85. 2005b>Ambrosia artemisiifolia is an aggressive North American annual weed, found particularly in sunflower and corn fields...
- Psilostachyin C: a natural compound with trypanocidal activityValeria P Sülsen
Catedra de Farmacognosia, IQUIMEFA UBA CONICET, Facultad de Farmacia y Bioquimica, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Junin 956 1113, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Int J Antimicrob Agents 37:536-43. 2011..This natural compound was isolated from Ambrosia scabra by bioassay-guided fractionation and was identified by spectroscopic techniques...
- Multigene phylogeny of filamentous ambrosia fungi associated with ambrosia and bark beetlesSepideh Massoumi Alamouti
Department of Wood Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Mycol Res 113:822-35. 2009Most 'ambrosia' fungi are members of a heterogeneous group of ophiostomatoids that includes the anamorph genera Ambrosiella, Raffaelea and Dryadomyces...
- Nuclear erythroid 2 p45-related factor 2 inhibits the maturation of murine dendritic cells by ragweed extractTirumalai Rangasamy
Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 43:276-85. 2010..Our findings indicate that a defect in Nrf2-mediated signaling mechanisms alters the response of DCs to a common environmental allergen, which may contribute to the susceptibility to allergic diseases...
- Array-based profiling of ragweed and mugwort pollen allergensG Gadermaier
Christian Doppler Laboratory for Allergy Diagnosis and Therapy, Department of Molecular Biology, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
Allergy 63:1543-9. 2008Ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) and mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) pollen is the main cause of allergic reactions in late summer and autumn...
- Evidence for novel viruses by analysis of nucleic acids in virus-like particle fractions from Ambrosia psilostachyaUlrich Melcher
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 246 NRC, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078, USA
J Virol Methods 152:49-55. 2008..As a test of the efficiency of the procedure we targeted Ambrosia psilostachya, western ragweed, plants growing at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve of northeastern Oklahoma...
- Allergen challenge induces Ifng dependent GTPases in the lungs as part of a Th1 transcriptome response in a murine model of allergic asthmaNilesh Dharajiya
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA
PLoS ONE 4:e8172. 2009..We propose that allergen-induced airway inflammation is regulated by simultaneous upregulation of Th1 and Th2 genes, and that persistent unopposed upregulation of Th1 genes resolves allergic inflammation...
- Gene flow and population admixture as the primary post-invasion processes in common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) populations in FranceYoung Jin Chun
INRA, UMR 1210 Biologie et Gestion des Adventices, Dijon, France
New Phytol 185:1100-7. 2010..Employing this approach, we investigated the role of gene flow in the post-invasion evolution of common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)...
- Non-native Ambrosia pollen in the atmosphere of Rzeszów (SE Poland); evaluation of the effect of weather conditions on daily concentrations and starting dates of the pollen seasonIdalia Kasprzyk
Department of Environmental Biology, University of Rzeszow, Rejtana 16C, Rzeszów 35 959, Poland
Int J Biometeorol 52:341-51. 2008..and to what an extent the elements of weather conditions were associated with changes in the concentration of Ambrosia pollen in air. The study was carried out in the years 1997-2004 using the volumetric method...
- Pollen-induced oxidative stress influences both innate and adaptive immune responses via altering dendritic cell functionsAniko Csillag
Institute of Immunology, Medical and Health Science Center, University of Debrecen, Debrecen H 4012, Hungary
J Immunol 184:2377-85. 2010..Collectively, these data show that pollen exposure-induced oxidative stress may contribute to local innate immunity and participate in the initiation of adaptive immune responses to pollen Ags...
- Nuclear and chloroplast microsatellites show multiple introductions in the worldwide invasion history of common ragweed, Ambrosia artemisiifoliaMyriam Gaudeul
UMR CNRS 7205 Origine, Structure et Evolution de la Biodiversité, Museum national d histoire naturelle, Paris, France
PLoS ONE 6:e17658. 2011b>Ambrosia artemisiifolia is a North American native that has become one of the most problematic invasive plants in Europe and Asia...
- Fungus symbionts colonizing the galleries of the ambrosia beetle Platypus quercivorusRikiya Endoh
Laboratory of Environmental Mycoscience, Division of Environmental Science and Technology, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Kitashirakawa Oiwake cho, Sakyo ku, Kyoto, 606 8502, Japan
Microb Ecol 62:106-20. 2011..Ours is the first report showing the specific fungi inhabiting the galleries of a platypodid ambrosia beetle.
- Effects of temperature on survival, development, longevity, and fecundity of Ophraella communa (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), a potential biological control agent against Ambrosia artemisiifolia (Asterales: Asteraceae)Zhong Shi Zhou
State Key Laboratory for Biology of Plant Diseases and Insect Pests, Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China
Environ Entomol 39:1021-7. 2010..It is a potential biological control agent against common ragweed, Ambrosia artemisiifolia (Asterales: Asteraceae). The effects of temperature on the development and fecundity of O...
- The spectrum of allergens in ragweed and mugwort pollenNicole Wopfner
Department of Molecular Biology, Division of Allergy and Immunology, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
Int Arch Allergy Immunol 138:337-46. 2005..As described for other pollen, ragweed and mugwort pollen also contain the pan-allergen profilin and calcium-binding proteins, which are responsible for extensive cross-reactivity among pollen-sensitized patients...
- Adjuvant activity of pollen grainsZ Allakhverdi
Laboratory on Allergy, CHUM Research Center, Notre Dame Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Allergy 60:1157-64. 2005..Here we have examined whether intact grains of pollen display such adjuvant effect, accounting for the immunogenic activity of pollen protein allergens that are devoid of intrinsic pro-inflammatory/adjuvant property...
- Ozone affects pollen viability and NAD(P)H oxidase release from Ambrosia artemisiifolia pollenStefania Pasqualini
Department of Applied Biology, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy
Environ Pollut 159:2823-30. 2011..investigated the impact of ozone (O(3)) on reactive oxygen species (ROS) and allergen content of ragweed pollen (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)...
- The effects of disturbance and enemy exclusion on performance of an invasive species, common ragweed, in its native rangeA Andrew M MacDonald
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto Mississauga, 3359 Mississauga Road N, Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6, Canada
Oecologia 162:977-86. 2010Common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) is an abundant weed in its native North America, despite supporting a wide range of natural enemies...
- Genetic differentiation in life-history traits of introduced and native common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) populationsK A Hodgins
Department of Botany, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
J Evol Biol 24:2731-49. 2011..Here, we compare 22 native North American populations and 12 introduced European populations of common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) in five common gardens (control, herbivory, light stress, nutrient stress and drought)...
- Allergy to ragweed in northern Italy and prevention strategiesP Zanon
U O Pneumologia, Ospedale di Circolo Busto Arsizio, Busto Arsizio, Italy
Monaldi Arch Chest Dis 57:144-6. 2002....
- Characterization of a Plasmopara species on Ambrosia artemisiifolia, and notes on P. halstedii, based on morphology and multiple gene phylogeniesYoung Joon Choi
Division of Environmental Science and Ecological Engineering, College of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Korea University, Seoul 136 701, Republic of Korea
Mycol Res 113:1127-36. 2009Common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) is an invasive and highly allergenic plant species, on which two species, Plasmopara halstedii and Plasmopara angustiterminalis, have been recognized to cause downy mildew disease...
- Ragweed pollen collected along high-traffic roads shows a higher allergenicity than pollen sampled in vegetated areasA Ghiani
Dipartimento di Science Ambientali, Universita di Milano Bicocca, Milano, Italy
Allergy 67:887-94. 2012..The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of traffic-related pollution on the allergenicity of ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia L.) pollen through a field-based experiment.
- Sensitisation to Ambrosia in Switzerland: a public health threat on the waitU Ackermann-Liebrich
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Swiss Med Wkly 139:70-5. 2009b>Ambrosia artemisiifolia (short name = Ambrosia common ragweed) pollen is a potent allergen and has recently been found in Switzerland, spreading from the southwest of the country...
- Airborne grass and ragweed pollen in the southern Panonnian Valley--consideration of rural and urban environmentBranko Sikoparija
University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Biology and Ecology, Trg Dositeja Obradovica 2, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia and Montenegro
Ann Agric Environ Med 13:263-6. 2006..Such a situation suggests the possibility for using data obtained in one type of environment for the development of long-term forecast models for an entire region...
- Meteorological variables connected with airborne ragweed pollen in Southern HungaryL Makra
Department of Climatology and Landscape Ecology, University of Szeged, H 6701 Szeged, P O B 653, Hungary
Int J Biometeorol 49:37-47. 2004..The short (or common) ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia = Ambrosia elatior) has the most aggressive pollen of all...
- High outcrossing in the annual colonizing species Ambrosia artemisiifolia (Asteraceae)Jannice Friedman
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto, 25 Willcocks St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Ann Bot 101:1303-9. 2008..Here, the role of density for the mating system of Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed), a wind-pollinated annual colonizing species previously reported as self-..
- Estimation of pollen and seed production of common ragweed in FranceBoris Fumanal
UMR 1210 Biologie et Gestion des Adventices, INRA, ENESAD, UB, 17 Rue Sully BP 86510, 21000 Dijon, France
Ann Agric Environ Med 14:233-6. 2007Common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia L.) is an invasive weed of field crops and human-disturbed habitats in Europe...
- Which role can arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi play in the facilitation of Ambrosia artemisiifolia L. invasion in France?B Fumanal
UMR INRA ENESAD UB Biologie et Gestion des Adventices, 21065, Dijon, France
Mycorrhiza 17:25-35. 2006b>Ambrosia artemisiifolia L. (common ragweed), an annual invasive plant, was introduced more than 100 years ago from North America to Europe...
- Artemisia and Ambrosia hypersensitivity: co-sensitization or co-recognition?R Asero
Ambulatorio di Allergologia, Clinica San Carlo, Paderno Dugnano MI, Italy
Clin Exp Allergy 36:658-65. 2006..Clinical and serological studies showed that ragweed and mugwort sensitization are often associated and this poses relevant clinical problems in patients for whom specific immunotherapy is warranted...
- Subpollen particles: carriers of allergenic proteins and oxidasesAttila Bacsi
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX77555, USA
J Allergy Clin Immunol 118:844-50. 2006..Pollen is known to induce allergic asthma in atopic individuals, although only a few inhaled pollen grains penetrate into the lower respiratory tract...
- Long distance transport of ragweed pollen as a potential cause of allergy in central ItalyLorenzo Cecchi
Interdepartmental Centre of Bioclimatology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 96:86-91. 2006b>Ambrosia pollen is an important allergen in North America and, as recently discovered, in some European countries...
- Airborne pollen concentrations and the incidence of allergic asthma and rhinoconjunctivitis in northern Italy from 1992 to 2003E Ridolo
Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
Int Arch Allergy Immunol 142:151-7. 2007..In a 12-year study carried out in Northern Italy (geographic area of Parma), the effects of airborne pollen and meteorological conditions on the incidence of allergic asthma and rhinoconjunctivitis were evaluated...
- Evidence for a new lineage of primary ambrosia fungi in Geosmithia Pitt (Ascomycota: Hypocreales)Miroslav Kolařík
Institute of Microbiology of the ASCR, v v i, Videnska 1083, 142 20 Praha 4, Czech Republic
Fungal Biol 114:676-89. 2010..During this study, the fungal associates of ambrosia beetles Cnesinus lecontei, Eupagiocerus dentipes, and Microcorthylus sp...
- Two statistical approaches to forecasting the start and duration of the pollen season of Ambrosia in the area of Lyon (France)Mohamed Laaidi
Climat et Santé, Centre d Epidémiologie de Population, Faculte de Medecine, BP 87900, 21079 Dijon, France
Int J Biometeorol 48:65-73. 2003The aim of the present study was to forecast the start and duration of the pollen season of Ambrosia from meteorological data, in order to provide early information to allergists and allergic people...
- Role of pollen NAD(P)H oxidase in allergic inflammationNilesh Dharajiya
NHLBI Proteomics Center, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555 1083, USA
Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 8:57-62. 2008..The presence of NAD(P)H oxidases in pollens and their role in induction of airway inflammation have not been described until recently...
- Variation in ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia L.) pollen concentration in central Croatia, 2002-2003Renata Peternel
Research Department, Zagreb Institute of Public Health, Croatia
Ann Agric Environ Med 12:11-6. 2005..Results of the study provided useful information to individuals allergic to ragweed pollen thereby allowing them to adjust their outdoor activities to avoid contact with the allergen...
- Immunologic analysis of monoclonal and immunoglobulin E antibody epitopes on natural and recombinant Amb a 1N Wopfner
Christian Doppler Laboratory for Allergy Diagnosis and Therapy, Department of Molecular Biology, University of Salzburg, Austria
Clin Exp Allergy 38:219-26. 2008..Although Amb a 1 was cloned and sequenced in 1991, little is known of the specificity of anti-Amb a 1 antibodies or of the immunologic properties of the recombinant allergen...
- The Pannonian plain as a source of Ambrosia pollen in the BalkansB Sikoparija
Laboratory for Palynology, Department of Biology and Ecology, Faculty of Sciences University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia
Int J Biometeorol 53:263-72. 2009This study aims to find likely sources of Ambrosia pollen recorded during 2007 at five pollen-monitoring sites in central Europe: Novi Sad, Ruma, Negotin and Nis (Serbia) and Skopje (Macedonia)...
- Trypanocidal and leishmanicidal activities of sesquiterpene lactones from Ambrosia tenuifolia Sprengel (Asteraceae)Valeria P Sülsen
Catedra de Farmacognosia, IQUIMEFA UBA CONICET, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Antimicrob Agents Chemother 52:2415-9. 2008Bioassay-guided fractionation of the organic extract of Ambrosia tenuifolia Sprengel (Asteraceae) led to the isolation of two bioactive sesquiterpene lactones with significant trypanocidal and leishmanicidal activities...
- Variability and cryptic heteromorphism of Ambrosia artemisiifolia seeds: What consequences for its invasion in France?Boris Fumanal
INRA, UMR 1210 Biologie et Gestion des Adventices, INRA ENESAD UB, Dijon Cedex, France
Ann Bot 100:305-13. 2007b>Ambrosia artemisiifolia is a ruderal weed introduced from North America to Europe. It produces large amount of achenes which are highly heterogeneous in size...
- The influence of temperature, relative humidity and rainfall on the occurrence of pollen allergens (Betula, Poaceae, Ambrosia artemisiifolia) in the atmosphere of Bratislava (Slovakia)J Bartková-Scevková
Prírodovedecká fakulta Univerzity Komenského, Katedra ekosozológie, Mlynská dolina B2, 842 15 Bratislava, Slovakia
Int J Biometeorol 48:1-5. 2003..We have chosen the Betula genus of trees, the whole Poaceae family of grasses and ragweed Ambrosia artemisiifolia L. to represent weeds. The taxons mentioned represent the most significant allergens in Slovakia...
- Relationship between climate, pollen concentrations of Ambrosia and medical consultations for allergic rhinitis in Montreal, 1994-2002Marie Claude Breton
Institut des Sciences de l Environnement, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Montreal, Canada
Sci Total Environ 370:39-50. 2006The aim of this study is to evaluate the influence of meteorological factors on Ambrosia pollen concentrations and its impact on medical consultations for allergic rhinitis of residents from various socio-economic levels in Montréal (Qué..
- Interaction of the onset of spring and elevated atmospheric CO2 on ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia L.) pollen productionChristine A Rogers
Exposure Epidemiology and Risk Program, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Landmark Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
Environ Health Perspect 114:865-9. 2006..release of seeds with low and high atmospheric CO2 on biomass, reproduction, and phenology in ragweed plants (Ambrosia artemisiifolia L.), which produce highly allergenic pollen...
- Dryadomyces amasae: a nutritional fungus associated with ambrosia beetles of the genus Amasa (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae)Heiko Gebhardt
Lehrstuhl Spezielle Botanik Mykologie, Universitat Tubingen, Auf der Morgenstelle 1, D 72076 Tubingen, German
Mycol Res 109:687-96. 2005..sp. nov., was found in the sapwood of dead angiosperm timbers in the gallery systems of the scolytine ambrosia beetle Amasa concitatus...
- Ragweed (Ambrosia) progression and its health risks: will Switzerland resist this invasion?P Taramarcaz
Service of Allergology and Immunology, University Hospital of Geneva and Medical School, Switzerland
Swiss Med Wkly 135:538-48. 2005The purpose of this article is to alert physicians for the environmental and health threats of Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed) in Switzerland. Switzerland borders several heavily ragweed colonised areas...
- The ambrosanolide cumanin inhibits macrophage nitric oxide synthesis: some structural considerationsA L Lastra
Instituto de Quimica, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Circuito Interior s n CP 04510, Mexico, D F, Mexico
J Ethnopharmacol 95:221-7. 2004..In this contribution, the ability of the ambrosanolide-type sesquiterpene lactone cumanin (from the Asteraceae Ambrosia psilostachya) to inhibit NO biosynthesis was evaluated in lipopolisaccharide-induced peritoneal murine ..
- Allergic rhinitis and asthma in southern Croatia: impact of sensitization to Ambrosia elatiorSlavica Cvitanović
Department of Pulmonary Diseases, Split University Hospital, Split, Croatia
Croat Med J 48:68-75. 2007To identify pollen types in southern Croatia and investigate the impact of sensitization to Ambrosia elatior (A. elatior) on symptoms and treatment of patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis and/or asthma.
- Birch and ragweed pollinosis north of Milan: a model to investigate the effects of exposure to "new" airborne allergensR Asero
Ambulatorio di Allergologia, Ospedale Caduti Bollatesi, Via Piave 20, Bollate MI, Italy
Allergy 57:1063-6. 2002..This study aimed to investigate the clinical effects of two "new" allergens, ragweed and birch, in an area north of Milan during the last 15 years...
- Enemy release but no evolutionary loss of defence in a plant invasion: an inter-continental reciprocal transplant experimentBenjamin J Genton
Laboratoire Ecologie, Systematique et Evolution, UMR CNRS UPS ENGREF 8079, Universite Paris Sud, Batiment 360, 91405 Orsay Cedex, France
Oecologia 146:404-14. 2005..tested for enemy release and the evolution of increased competitive ability in the North American native ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia: Asteraceae), which currently is invading France...
- Examining Ambrosia pollen episodes at Poznań (Poland) using back-trajectory analysisA Stach
Laboratory of Aeropalynology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
Int J Biometeorol 51:275-86. 2007The pollen grains of Ambrosia spp. are considered to be important aeroallergens in parts of southern and central Europe...
- Correlation of environmental factors with asthma and rhinitis symptoms in Tulsa, OKCashel P Newhouse
Department of Biological Science, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104, USA
Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 92:356-66. 2004..Airborne allergens, pollutants, and climatic changes are known to influence the symptoms of asthma patients...
- Interleukin-16 inhibits interleukin-13 production by allergen-stimulated blood mononuclear cellsSouad El Bassam
Laboratory of Immunology, Research Center, Ste Justine Hospital, University of Montreal, Canada
Immunology 117:89-96. 2006..These data suggest that IL-16 may play an important immunoregulatory role in allergic states in response to allergen...
- Specific allergen enhances IgE production via galectin-3 in surface IgE+ B cellsH Kimata
Eur J Clin Invest 37:1001-2. 2007
- [Climate change: effects on bronchial asthma and allergies]Michael Barczok
MMW Fortschr Med 150:35-6. 2008
- An assessment of the onset and duration of action of olopatadine nasal sprayPiyush Patel
Allied Research International, Mississauga, ON, Canada
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 137:918-24. 2007..Seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR) is a highly prevalent disease. This study was conducted to evaluate the onset and duration of action of three concentrations of olopatadine nasal spray...
- Molecular and immunological characterization of novel weed pollen pan-allergensN Wopfner
Department of Molecular Biology, Christian Doppler Laboratory for Allergy Diagnosis and Therapy, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
Allergy 63:872-81. 2008..Therefore, the purification and characterization of cross-reacting allergens in pollen is an extremely important task towards correct allergy diagnosis...
- The control of allergic conjunctivitis by suppressor of cytokine signaling (SOCS)3 and SOCS5 in a murine modelAkemi Ozaki
Laboratory for Signal Network, Research Center for Allergy and Immunology, RIKEN Yokohama Institute, Kanagawa, Japan
J Immunol 175:5489-97. 2005..These results suggest that negative regulation of the Th2-mediated response by dominant-negative SOCS3 and SOCS5 could be a target for therapeutic intervention in allergic disease...
- Inhibitory receptor gp49B regulates eosinophil infiltration during allergic inflammationHillary H Norris
Laboratory of Allergic Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Twinbrook II, 12441 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
J Leukoc Biol 82:1531-41. 2007..Expression of gp49B was detected on peripheral eosinophils of control mice and on eosinophils from lungs of mice treated with RW, suggesting a role for gp49B on eosinophils in dampening allergic inflammatory responses...
- Cloning, expression, and characterization of pollen allergens from Humulus scandens (Lour) Merr and Ambrosia artemisiifolia LAi lin Tao
Allergy and Inflammation Research Institute, Shantou University Medical College, Shantou 515031, China
Acta Pharmacol Sin 26:1225-32. 2005To clone the pollen allergen genes in Humulus scandens (Lour) Merr (LvCao in Chinese) and short ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia L) for recombinant allergen production and immunotherapy.
- Effect of allergic conjunctival inflammation on the allogeneic response to donor corneaThomas H Flynn
Department of Ocular Immunology, Institute of Ophthalmology, London, United Kingdom
Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 48:4044-9. 2007..Ipsilateral ocular inflammation has been identified as a predictor of future corneal graft failure. This study investigates the effect of perioperative allergic conjunctivitis on corneal allograft survival...
- The changing pattern of ragweed allergy in the area of Milan, ItalyR Asero
Ambulatorio di Allergologia, Clinica San Carlo, 20037 Paderno Dugnano, Milan, Italy
Allergy 62:1097-9. 2007
- [Ambrosia pollen under high surveillance]M Thibaudon
RNSA, Chemin des Gardes, BP 8, 69610 Saint Genis l Argentière
Eur Ann Allergy Clin Immunol 36:337-41. 2004The pollinic season of ambrosia in 2003 present strong disturbances due to the meteorology of the end of this summer...
- Modulation of murine experimental allergic conjunctivitis by treatment with alpha-galactosylceramideAtsuki Fukushima
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Kochi Medical School, Kohasu, Nankoku city 783 8505, Japan
Immunol Lett 107:32-40. 2006..These data suggest that NKT cells can play a downregulatory role in the development of EC and that alpha-GalCer may be useful for treating allergic conjunctivitis...
- Analysis of short-term influences of ambient aeroallergens on pediatric asthma hospital visitsWei Zhong
Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, PO Box 670056, Ohio 45267 0056, USA
Sci Total Environ 370:330-6. 2006..Their relative risks on asthma hospital visits with respect to a 100 counts/m(3) increase in concentration were in the range of 1.23 to 1.54. The effects in causing the asthma exacerbation were delayed by 3 or 5 days...
- Air pollution and allergensJ Bartra
Allergy Unit, Service of Pneumology and Respiratory Allergy, Hospital Clinic ICT, Barcelona, Spain
J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol 17:3-8. 2007..In conclusion, there is sufficient scientific evidence on the effect of air pollution upon allergens, increasing exposure to the latter, their concentration and/or biological allergenic activity...
- Ragweed pollen travels long distanceDaniela Zauli
Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 97:122-3. 2006
- Lactoferrin decreases pollen antigen-induced allergic airway inflammation in a murine model of asthmaMarian L Kruzel
PharmaReview Corporation, Inc, Houston, TX, USA
Immunology 119:159-66. 2006..The aim of the study was to examine the impact of lactoferrin (LF), an iron-binding protein, on ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) pollen extract (RWE)-induced cellular oxidative stress levels in cultured bronchial epithelial ..
- Prevalence of IgE-binding to Art v 1, Art v 4 and Amb a 1 in mugwort-allergic patientsC Oberhuber
Department of Pathophysiology, Center of Physiology and Pathophysiology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Int Arch Allergy Immunol 145:94-101. 2008..of mugwort-allergic patients, (ii) to identify individual marker allergens crucial for the diagnosis of mugwort allergy and (iii) to identify potential crossreactive allergens present in ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) pollen extract.
- Role of VLA-4 in the development of allergic conjunctivitis in miceAtsuki Fukushima
Department of Ophthalmology, Kochi Medical School, Kohasu, Nankoku City, Japan
Mol Vis 12:310-7. 2006....
- Involvement of programmed death-ligand 2 (PD-L2) in the development of experimental allergic conjunctivitis in miceA Fukushima
Department of Ophthalmology, Kochi Medical School, Kochi University, Kohasu, Oko cho, Nankoku city 783 8505, Japan
Br J Ophthalmol 90:1040-5. 2006..Here, the authors aimed to examine whether PD-1 and its ligands are involved in the development of experimental allergic conjunctivitis (EC) in mice...
- Nicotine primarily suppresses lung Th2 but not goblet cell and muscle cell responses to allergensNeerad C Mishra
Immunology Program, Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, Albuquerque, NM 87108, USA
J Immunol 180:7655-63. 2008..To our knowledge this is the first direct evidence that nicotine modulates allergic responses...
- Role of interferon-gamma in a mouse model of allergic conjunctivitisMichael E Stern
Allergan, Irvine, CA, USA
Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 46:3239-46. 2005..To characterize the effect of repeated topical exposure to allergen in a mouse model of allergic conjunctivitis and to determine the role of interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) in the pathogenesis of allergic conjunctivitis...
- Hypersensitivity to molds in New York City in adults who have asthmaRobert Y Lin
Department of Medicine, Saint Vincents Hospital, Manhattan, USA
Allergy Asthma Proc 24:13-8. 2003..Thus it is conceivable that mold hypersensitivity plays a contributing and independent role in initiating or perpetuating the allergic response in patients with asthma in the New York area...
- Biology of weed pollen allergensGabriele Gadermaier
Department of Molecular Biology, Division of Allergy and Immunology, University of Salzburg, Hellbrunnerstrasse 34, A 5020 Salzburg, Austria
Curr Allergy Asthma Rep 4:391-400. 2004..As described for other pollens, weed pollen also contains the panallergens profilin and calcium-binding proteins, which are responsible for extensive cross-reactivity among pollen-sensitized patients...
- Bridging PCR and partially overlapping primers for novel allergen gene cloning and expression insert decorationAi lin Tao
Allergy and Inflammation Research Institute, Medical College, Shantou University, 22 Xin Ling Road, Shantou 515031, Guangdong Province, China
World J Gastroenterol 10:2103-8. 2004..To obtain the entire gene open reading frame (ORF) and to construct the expression vectors for recombinant allergen production...
- Ragweed pollen in the air of SzczecinMałgorzata Puc
Department of General Botany, University of Szczecin, Felczaka 3a, 71 412 Szczecin, Poland
Ann Agric Environ Med 11:53-7. 2004The aim of the study was to analyse the ragweed (Ambrosia) pollination in Szczecin (western Poland) in the years 2000-2002. Measurements were performed by the volumetric and gravimetric method...
- Weed pollen allergensShyam S Mohapatra
University of South Florida College of Medicine, James A Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, Florida, USA
Clin Allergy Immunol 18:207-22. 2004
- Cetirizine, an H1-receptor antagonist, suppresses the expression of macrophage migration inhibitory factor: its potential anti-inflammatory actionT Shimizu
Departments of Dermatology Molecular Biochemistry, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan
Clin Exp Allergy 34:103-9. 2004..Cetirizine, a putative H1-receptor antagonist, has recently been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties through the inhibition of leucocyte recruitment and activation, and by the reduction of ICAM-1 expression on keratinocytes...
- Injection immunotherapy with different airborne allergens did not prevent de novo sensitization to ragweed and birch pollen north of MilanRiccardo Asero
Ambulatorio di Allergologia, Clinica San Carlo, Paderno Dugnano, Italy
Int Arch Allergy Immunol 133:49-54. 2004..Previous studies suggest that allergen-specific immunotherapy (SIT) with a single allergen may prevent sensitization to other airborne allergens...
- Parental allergic status influences the risk of developing allergic sensitization and an asthmatic-like phenotype in canine offspringEdward G Barrett
Respiratory Immunology and Asthma Program, Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, Albuquerque, NM 87108, USA
Immunology 110:493-500. 2003..These results suggest that parental allergic sensitivity is important in the development of allergic sensitization and an asthmatic phenotype in the offspring...
- Tolerability of retreatment with omalizumab, a recombinant humanized monoclonal anti-IgE antibody, during a second ragweed pollen season in patients with seasonal allergic rhinitisAnjuli Nayak
Sneeze, Wheeze and Itch Associates, 2010 Jacobssen Drive, Normal, IL 61761, USA
Allergy Asthma Proc 24:323-9. 2003..In summary, retreatment during a second pollen season with omalizumab, 300 mg every 3 or 4 weeks, was well tolerated and was not associated with any significant immunologic reactions...
- A double-blind placebo-controlled evaluation of sublingual immunotherapy with a standardized ragweed extract in patients with seasonal rhinitis. Evidence for a dose-response relationshipC Andre
Département Scientifique et Médical, Stallergènes S A, Antony, France
Int Arch Allergy Immunol 131:111-8. 2003..There is a growing consensus on the benefits of sublingual-swallow immunotherapy in the treatment of allergic diseases...
- Airborne contact dermatitis from Ambrosia deltoidea (triangle-leaf bursage)Michael J Schumacher
Department of Pediatrics, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA
Contact Dermatitis 48:212-6. 20033 cases of contact dermatitis due to exposure to airborne allergens from Ambrosia deltoidea (triangle-leaf bursage) are presented...
- Effect of lysed Enterococcus faecalis FK-23 (LFK) on allergen-induced peritoneal accumulation of eosinophils in miceT Shimada
Central Research Laboratories, Nichinichi Pharmaceutical Co Ltd, Mie, Japan
Clin Exp Allergy 33:684-7. 2003..There is some evidence to suggest that lysed Enterococcus faecalis FK-23 (LFK) could relieve the clinical symptoms of pollinosis. However, the mechanism responsible for this phenomenon remains unknown...
- Efficacy and safety of subcutaneous immunotherapy with a biologically standardized extract of Ambrosia artemisiifolia pollen: a double-blind, placebo-controlled studyC Mirone
Dipartimento Multizonale di Allergologia ed Immunologia Clinica, Niguarda Ca Granda Hospital, Milan, Italy
Clin Exp Allergy 34:1408-14. 2004The allergological relevance of Ambrosia in Europe is growing but the efficacy of the injective immunotherapy for this allergen has been documented only in Northern America.
- Fexofenadine HCl 60 mg/ pseudoephedrine HCl 120 mg has a 60-minute onset of action in the treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis symptoms, as assessed in an allergen exposure unitRobert B Berkowitz
RxResearch, Woodstock, Georgia, USA
Allergy Asthma Proc 25:335-43. 2004..In conclusion, fexofenadine HCl 60 mg/pseudoephedrine HCl 120 mg is effective in the treatment of patients with moderate-to-severe seasonal AR, with an onset of action of 60 minutes and a good safety profile...
- A protease-activated pathway underlying Th cell type 2 activation and allergic lung diseaseFarrah Kheradmand
Biology of Inflammation Center, Baylor College of Medicine, 1 Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX, 77030, USA
J Immunol 169:5904-11. 2002....
- Comparative effects of fexofenadine and montelukast on allergen-induced wheal and flareMartha White
The Institute for Asthma and Allergy, Wheaton, MD, 20902, USA
Allergy Asthma Proc 26:221-8. 2005..3% for fexofenadine, and 7.3 and 9.6% for montelukast. Fexofenadine suppressed the allergen-induced wheal-and-flare response to a significantly greater extent, and had a significantly faster onset of action, compared with montelukast...
- Differential modulation of allergic eye disease by chronic and acute ascaris infectionLisa Schopf
Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, Nutrient Requirements and Functions Laboratory, U S Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, MD, USA
Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 46:2772-80. 2005..To assess alterations in allergic ocular responses to nonparasite antigens in an experimental system in which mice were skewed toward a Th2 cytokine profile by helminth infection...
- Superoxide dismutase failed to attenuate allergen-induced nasal congestion in ragweed-sensitized dogsNatalia Skorohod
Dept of Medicine, M C 788, Univ of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
J Appl Physiol 98:1478-86. 2005..The data do not support the use of SOD for acute protection against allergic rhinitis...
- Dissection of antigen-specific humoral and cellular immune responses for the development of experimental immune-mediated blepharoconjunctivitis in C57BL/6 miceAtsuki Fukushima
Department of Ophthalmology, Kochi Medical School, Kochi University, Nankoku city 783 8505, Japan
Curr Eye Res 30:241-8. 2005..We aimed to investigate whether LPR is mediated by either cellular or humoral immune responses...
- Airborne ragweed pollen concentration in north-eastern Croatia and its relationship with meteorological parametersEdita Stefanic
Faculty of Agriculture, J J Strossmayer University, 31000 Osijek, Croatia
Ann Agric Environ Med 12:75-9. 2005....
- The immunization protocol determines whether endogenous interferon-gamma suppresses the infiltration of eosinophils into the conjunctivaAtsuki Fukushima
Department of Ophthalmology, Kochi Medical School, Kochi University, Kohasu, Oko cho, Nankoku city 783 8505, Japan
Immunol Lett 100:189-94. 2005..To examine whether this phenomenon is universally true, we induced conjunctival inflammation by four different immunization protocols...
- Genetic background determines susceptibility to experimental immune-mediated blepharoconjunctivitis: comparison of Balb/c and C57BL/6 miceAtsuki Fukushima
Department of Ophthalmology, Kochi Medical School, Kohasu, Nankoku city 783 8505, Japan
Exp Eye Res 82:210-8. 2006..Furthermore, the involvement of endogenous IFN-gamma in the development of EC in these two strains differs...
- Ethnomedicines used in Trinidad and Tobago for reproductive problemsCheryl Lans
BCICS, University of Victoria, British Columbia, V8W 2Y2, Canada
J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 3:13. 2007..Some folk uses are ancient and were documented by Galen and Pliny the Elder...
- Reproduction of Pratylenchus penetrans on 24 Common Weeds in Potato Fields in QuébecG Belair
Horticulture Research and Development Centre, Agriculture and Agri Food Canada, St Jean sur Richelieu, Quebec, J3B 3E6, Canada
J Nematol 39:321-6. 2007..60 to 2.54, while Ambrosia artemisiifolia and Cyperus esculentus were classified as poor hosts with a Pf/Pi from 0.01 to 0.15...
- Transport of airborne pollen into the city of Thessaloniki: the effects of wind direction, speed and persistenceAthanasios Damialis
Department of Ecology, School of Biology, Aristotle University, UPB 119, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
Int J Biometeorol 49:139-45. 2005..These plant taxa were Ambrosia spp., Artemisia spp., Chenopodiaceae, Corylus spp., Cupressaceae, Olea europaea, Pinaceae, Platanus spp...
- Pollen aeroallergens in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area: a 10-year volumetric survey (1998-2007)Susan E Kosisky
Department of Allergy and Immunology, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 104:223-35. 2010..Local aeroallergen surveys identify and establish patterns of prevalence for tree, grass, and weed species that enable the clinician to more effectively select allergens for skin testing and therapy...
- Fifteen years' record of airborne allergenic pollen and meteorological parameters in Thessaloniki, GreeceDimitrios Gioulekas
Pulmonary Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Int J Biometeorol 48:128-36. 2004..2.5% to Chenopodiaceae and 1.4% to Populus spp. The percentages of Betula spp., Asteraceae (Artemisia spp. and Ambrosia spp.), Salix spp., Ulmaceae and Alnus spp. were each lower than 1%...
- Clinical cross-reactivity between Artemisia vulgaris and Matricaria chamomilla (chamomile)F de la Torre Morin
Hospital Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol 11:118-22. 2001..Cross-reactivity with hazelnut, kiwi, birch, several Compositae (Ambrosia, Chrysanthemum, Matricaria, Solidago) and grass allergens has been suggested...
- RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ALLERGIC RHINITIS AND SINUSITISFuad Baroody; Fiscal Year: 2003..This will hopefully help to improve our therapeutic modalities for this enigmatic illness that affects millions of Americans every year. ..
- Maternal Influence in the Development of AsthmaEdward Barrett; Fiscal Year: 2008..This application will provide new insight into the underlying mechanisms that contribute to the development of asthma and identify new targets for preventative therapies. ..
- Cornea Epithelial Stem Cell Isolation for BioengineeringDe Quan Li; Fiscal Year: 2005..This work will have important scientific significance and high impact on the adult stem cell concept, not only for cornea and ocular surface, but also for other tissues. ..
- Antibiotics in Infancy-Risk Factor for Childhood AsthmaDennis Ownby; Fiscal Year: 2002..This new analysis will allow a much more rigorous examination of the possible relationship between early antibiotic use and asthma in a population of American children. ..
- OXIDATIVE STRESS, APOPTOSIS AND DRUG RESISTANCEIstvan Boldogh; Fiscal Year: 2003..abstract_text> ..
- MECHANISMS OF IGE REGULATION OF HUMAN LEUKOCYTESSarbjit Saini; Fiscal Year: 2003..The results of the planned studies will further define mechanisms of FcepsilonRI regulation on basophils and monocytes, and may lead to novel FcepsilonRI-based strategies for the treatment of allergic diseases. ..
- Neuro-Immune Interactions in Developing AirwaysGary Larsen; Fiscal Year: 2005..These studies of developmental airway biology in mammalian species allow definition of neuro-immune mechanisms that may have relevance to events that occur in infants and small children. ..
- IMMUNE MECHANISMS OF MIDDLE EAR DISEASEDavid Skoner; Fiscal Year: 2006..The primary hypothesis is that cytokine genotype is predictive of illness expression and of OM incidence during a documented RSV infection in young children. ..
- Endotoxin Exposure Alters-Anti-Tetanus IgE in InfantsDennis Ownby; Fiscal Year: 2009..The closer temporal relationship should produce a clearer understanding of role of early environmental exposures on the development of allergic disease. ..