Navigation Links
Air pollution alters immune function, worsens asthma symptoms
Date:10/5/2010

that the children in Fresno had lower overall levels of Treg function and more severe symptoms of asthma than the children in Palo Alto. For example, the non-asthmatic children in Fresno had Treg function results that were similar to the children with asthma in Palo Alto.

The study authors correlated increased exposure to PAH with methylation of the gene, Forkhead box transcription factor (Foxp3), which triggers Treg cell development. Methylation effectively disables the gene's function, leading to reduced levels of Treg cells. The connection between Treg function and the severity of asthma symptoms held for children in both groups.

While previous studies have found associations between pollution especially motor vehicle exhaust and an increased risk of developing asthma, few have traced its molecular pathway so completely, the study authors said.

"The link between diesel exhaust and asthma could simply have been that the particulates were irritating the lungs," said Nadeau. "What we found is that the problems are more systemic. This is one of the few papers to have linked from A to Z the increased exposure to ambient air pollution with suppressed Treg cell levels, changes in a key gene and increased severity of asthma symptoms."

The researchers noted that Treg cells are important for other autoimmune disorders, so the implications of this study could go beyond asthma.


'/>"/>

Contact: Sarah Yang
scyang@berkeley.edu
510-643-7741
University of California -- Berkeley
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Years of Exposure to Traffic Pollution Raises Blood Pressure
2. Air Pollution Slows Womens Marathon Times
3. Whats Cookin? It Could Be Air Pollution
4. Hear the World Survey Reveals Growing Noise Pollution Affecting both Physical and Mental Health
5. Air Pollution Raises Risk of Heart Disease, Death
6. Revised Oil Pollution Act Case Digest and Source Book to be Published June 2, 2010
7. Revised Edition of the Oil Pollution Act Case Digest and Source Book Released
8. Air Pollution Tied to Breathing Problems in Sleep
9. Studies confirm presence, severity of pollution in national parks
10. New map offers a global view of health-sapping air pollution
11. Using new approach, Mayo Clinic researchers find level of gene alters risk of Alzheimers disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/30/2014)... (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Glycodrive ... Star Nutraceuticals designed to help maximize lean, strong muscle ... the body’s absorption of glucose has caught the attention ... “The main purpose behind Glycodrive is to help the ... muscle,” reports Michaels. “Carbs are essential in the muscle-building ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 ... that is helping people perform better in and out of ... performance, and memory has caught the attention of Shane Michaels, ... the day-to-day grind, fatigue is the reason most people simply ... want, whether that means staying focused at work, getting the ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... For most families, fall means back-to-school pictures and ... annual festival. For millions of children, fall also means ... infection Enterovirus D68. , While symptoms mimic the ... especially children with weakened immune systems – can develop ... prompting hospitals across the country to enact visitor restrictions. ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... 30, 2014 Regenerative Medicine Solutions (RMS) ... clinics in Nashville, Tennessee. RMS welcomes the launch of ... the expansion of a new treatment center for the ... Sleep Apnea Institute to Nashville, the hope is to ... apnea: both diagnosed and undiagnosed. With Nashville being a ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... Two revolutionary procedures now being utilized by Dr. ... a far less painful and far more effective remedy ... felt electric shock waves surge through your teeth as you ... possible you already know the impact of receding gums,” says ... in West Palm Beach, and a Fellow in the Academy ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Glycodrive Review Exposes Blue Star Nutraceutical’s Supplement for Leaner, Stronger Muscles 2Health News:Elevate: Review Exposes Blue Star Nutraceutical’s Latest Supplement for Ultimate Brain Function, Focus, and Energy 2Health News:As Hospitals Combat Enterovirus Outbreaks, Patients and Families Turn to “Virtual Visits” with CaringBridge 2Health News:Regenerative Medicine Solutions Expanding 2Health News:Florida Dentist Battles Gum Disease With Latest Techniques 2Health News:Florida Dentist Battles Gum Disease With Latest Techniques 3
... , New Report Examines How Reform May Impact ... 17 According to a new report from State Coverage Initiatives, ... issue of how new or modified federal rules will impact health ... the states. , , The report, ...
... vampires, cancer tumors require an ample supply of blood to ... up like raisins and die. To that end, Dr. ... Pharmacology, Sackler School of Medicine, and her team of researchers ... to the tumor. Ferrying a variety of existing life-saving therapies ...
... CA An important analysis conducted by Children,s Hospital ... optimal dietary intakes of vitamin K to prevent age-related ... cardiovascular disease, and possibly cancer (1). Vitamin K is ... Swiss chard, and is either not present or present ...
... , DEL MAR, Calif., Sept. 17 In ... nerve pain said that their pain was one of the top ... that people with diabetic nerve pain recognize the condition,s impact on ... discussed the condition with a healthcare provider, just slightly less than ...
... also found younger adults at higher risk , THURSDAY, Sept. ... more than 8 million adults in the United States seriously ... to contemplate taking their own lives. , In addition to ... a plan to do so, and 1.1 million actually attempted ...
... , , LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. ... and AAF products, is proud to announce the MEGAcel(TM) I ... Helior media used in the MEGAcel I ... drop than conventional micro-fiberglass media. With a significantly lower operating resistance, energy consumption ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Health Care Reform and American Federalism 2Health News:Killing cancer like a vampire slayer 2Health News:New vitamin K analysis supports the triage theory 2Health News:New Survey of People With Diabetic Nerve Pain Shows the Condition Significantly Impacts Daily Activities Such as Exercise and Sleep Yet Often Goes Untreated 2Health News:New Survey of People With Diabetic Nerve Pain Shows the Condition Significantly Impacts Daily Activities Such as Exercise and Sleep Yet Often Goes Untreated 3Health News:New Survey of People With Diabetic Nerve Pain Shows the Condition Significantly Impacts Daily Activities Such as Exercise and Sleep Yet Often Goes Untreated 4Health News:New Survey of People With Diabetic Nerve Pain Shows the Condition Significantly Impacts Daily Activities Such as Exercise and Sleep Yet Often Goes Untreated 5Health News:8.3 Million U.S. Adults Considered Suicide Last Year 2Health News:AAF(R) Announces MEGAcel(TM) I Filter with Helior(TM) Media 2
(Date:9/30/2014)... LEXINGTON, Ky. , Sept. 30, 2014 ... coherence tomography (OCT), offered a new look at the ... to alter how physicians understand and treat the disease, ... study, conducted at Baptist Health Lexington between September 2010 ... issue of the Journal of the American College ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... , Sept. 30, 2014 BioStructures, LLC ... American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB), it was ... Executive Officer. Accreditation follows an intensive ... specially trained AATB inspector.  It establishes that the ... the facility meets or exceeds the standards set ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... 30, 2014 The report based ... Size, Share, Growth and Forecast, 2007 - 2017," elaborated ... USD 20.8 billion in 2012 and is further expected ... a CAGR of 7.3% from 2012 to 2017. ... health purposes, especially to prevent chronic diseases that may ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New Imaging Tool May Allow Tailoring of Stroke Prevention to Each Patient 2Biostructures, LLC Earns AATB Accreditation 2Nutraceutical Ingredient Market Will Reach USD 33.6 Billion Globally in 2018: Transparency Market Research 2Nutraceutical Ingredient Market Will Reach USD 33.6 Billion Globally in 2018: Transparency Market Research 3Nutraceutical Ingredient Market Will Reach USD 33.6 Billion Globally in 2018: Transparency Market Research 4
... June 3, 2007 - Schering-Plough Corp. announced ... maintenance chemotherapy with,Caelyx (pegylated liposomal doxorubicin hydrochloride),significantly ... with,metastatic breast cancer with infrequent and manageable ... presented,today at the 43rd Annual Meeting of ...
... of Largest Ever Phase III Clinical Trial ... /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --,GlaxoSmithKline today announced final results of ... investigational MAGE-A3,Antigen-Specific Cancer Immunotherapeutic (ASCI) in MAGE-A3,positive ... Cell Lung Cancer,(NSCLC). These data were presented ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Caelyx Delays Time to Disease Progression as Maintenance Therapy in,Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer 2Caelyx Delays Time to Disease Progression as Maintenance Therapy in,Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer 3Caelyx Delays Time to Disease Progression as Maintenance Therapy in,Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer 4Caelyx Delays Time to Disease Progression as Maintenance Therapy in,Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer 5Encouraging Clinical Activity of GSK's Novel Cancer,Immunotherapeutic Confirmed in Phase II Study in Patients with Most,Common Form of Lung Cancer 2Encouraging Clinical Activity of GSK's Novel Cancer,Immunotherapeutic Confirmed in Phase II Study in Patients with Most,Common Form of Lung Cancer 3Encouraging Clinical Activity of GSK's Novel Cancer,Immunotherapeutic Confirmed in Phase II Study in Patients with Most,Common Form of Lung Cancer 4Encouraging Clinical Activity of GSK's Novel Cancer,Immunotherapeutic Confirmed in Phase II Study in Patients with Most,Common Form of Lung Cancer 5Encouraging Clinical Activity of GSK's Novel Cancer,Immunotherapeutic Confirmed in Phase II Study in Patients with Most,Common Form of Lung Cancer 6
6 mm tying platform. Round knurled handle with polished finish. Teeth: 0.3 mm, 1 x 2. Orientation: Left hand....
0.12 mm, 1 x 2 teeth set at 45 degrees with 6 mm tying platform. Wide serrated handle with polished finish....
Stainless steel model of the popular Nordan titanium Colibri forceps. Tying platform with 0.12 mm teeth for grasping delicate structures. Flattened round handle with polished finish....
0.12 mm, 1 x 2 teeth set at 45 degrees with 4.5 mm tying platform. Serrated handle with polished finish....
Medicine Products: