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    ABSTRACT: The mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) remain largely unknown. CRSwNP has garnered considerable public health concern owing to its high incidence and unsatisfactory treatment outcomes. Herbal remedies are promising candidates for the treatment of CRSwNP. We examined the utility of andrographolide, a diterpenoid lactone extracted from the Chinese herb Andrographis paniculata, an anti-inflammatory agent for CRSwNP treatment by evaluating interleukin (IL)-6 and IL-17 production and monitoring T helper 17 (Th17) differentiation of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) isolated from 20 Chinese CRSwNP patients and 11 control subjects. All CRSwNP patients exhibited clinical features of CRSwNP. Andrographolide significantly inhibited IL-6 and IL-17 production, suppressed p-Stat3 expression, and inhibited Th17 differentiation of PBMCs in vitro. These findings suggested that andrographolide has useful anti-inflammatory properties and could be used for the treatment of CRSwNP.
    Inflammation 05/2014; · 2.46 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Nasal polyposis (NP) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the nasal cavity and sinuses. Th17 cells have been considered to play roles in allergic airway diseases and various chronic inflammatory disorders. This study aimed to investigate the population and function of peripheral Th17 cells in response to house dust mite extracts (HDM) allergen in NP patients, and evaluate the possible correlation between Th17 cells and atopy, to explore the role of atopy in the pathogenesis of NP. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) obtained from atopic NP patients, non-atopic NP patients, and controls were stimulated by phytohemagglutinin (PHA) or HDM plus PHA. The resulting frequency of Th17 cells was detected by flow cytometry and the expression of RORc was measured by real-time PCR. Then the concentrations of IL-17A, INF-γ, IL-4 and IL-5 in the supernatants were assayed by specific ELISAs. The population and function of Th17 cells in allergen stimulated PBMCs were significantly higher in atopic NP patients. In addition, in atopic group, HDM+PHA stimulation induced significant increase of Th17 population and IL-17A production versus those in PHA stimulated ones. However, the frequency of Th17 cells was not correlated with Th1, Th2 cytokine productions. Th17 immunity is involved in the systemic immune responses to allergen in atopic NP and atopy may aggravate NP by stimulating the increase of Th17 population and IL-17A production. The mechanism of Th17 cells response to allergen may be regulated differently from the regulation of Th1 and Th2 immunity in NP.
    International immunopharmacology 12/2011; 12(1):235-40. · 2.21 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To observe the distribution of Th17 cells and Foxp3(+);CD4(+);CD25(+); regulatory T cells in peripheral blood of patients with nasal polyposis(NP) and their correlation with clinical patients' condition, and to explore the role of Th17/Treg cell ratio imbalance in pathogenesis of nasal polyposis and significance. The frequencies of Th17 cells and Treg cells were determined in 46 patients with NP and 10 controls by flow cytometry. The 46 patients were divided into two groups according to endoscopy score and CT score: the 1 group (endoscopy score: 2-8 scores; CT score: 3-10 scores, n=23) and the 2 group (endoscopy score: 8-12 scores; CT score: 10-19 scores, n=23). Th17 cells were significantly higher in the blood of patients with NP compared with the control group (P<0.01), and the percentage was higher in the 2 group than the 1 group (P<0.05). The frequency of Treg cells was significantly decreased in patients with NP compared to the control group (P<0.01), whereas the difference between two groups was not significant. The ratio of Th17/Treg cells was highest in the 2 group (P<0.01), lower in the 1 group (P<0.01) and lowest in control subjects, and the differences were also significant between two groups (P<0.05). Furthermore, it was confirmed that the ratio of Th17/Treg positively correlated with endoscopy score and CT score (P<0.01). The imbalance of Th17/Treg cell ratio characterized by increased Th17 cells and decreased Treg cells exists in peripheral blood of NP patients and may play an important role in the onset and development of NP. The degree of Th17/Treg cell imbalance may associate with clinical presentation.
    Xi bao yu fen zi mian yi xue za zhi = Chinese journal of cellular and molecular immunology 12/2011; 27(12):1339-42.
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    ABSTRACT: Interleukin-17A (IL-17A) is a key inflammatory cytokine in many disorders, while the significance of IL-17A in nasal polyposis (NP) is still obscure. This study aimed to investigate the expression of IL-17A in nasal polyps from both atopic and nonatopic patients and its associations with clinical and histological features. In all, 30 patients with NP were included, and were grouped into atopic and nonatopic patients according to skin prick test (SPT). Disease severity was evaluated by symptom score, endoscopy score and CT score. Histological characteristics were assessed by eosinophilic infiltration, basement membrane (BM) thickness, epithelial damage, squamous metaplasia, and goblet cell hyperplasia. IL-17A expression in polyps was detected by ELISA and immunohistochemistry. Endoscopy score and CT score were significantly higher in atopic NP patients than in nonatopic NP patients (p < 0.05). IL-17A levels were significantly upregulated in both atopic (p < 0.01) and nonatopic (p < 0.05) patients versus controls. Furthermore, IL-17A levels were significantly higher in the atopic group versus nonatopic group. Significantly positive correlations were found between IL-17A levels and CT scores, eosinophilic infiltration and BM thicknesses. These results indicated that expression of IL-17A was significantly upregulated in NP patients and was more severe in atopic NP patients, suggesting that IL-17A may play an important role in the pathology of NP and atopy may contribute to NP by stimulating the production of IL-17A.
    Asian Pacific journal of allergy and immunology / launched by the Allergy and Immunology Society of Thailand 06/2011; 29(2):169-75. · 0.79 Impact Factor