Vitamin D deficiency in patients with alopecia areata: A systematic review and meta-analysis
This study aimed to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis on the association between vitamin D levels and AA.
A group of moderately ill people were given hydroxychloroquine, which appeared to ease their symptoms quickly, but more research is needed.
CONCLUSION: Our results indicated that MSC-secretome had DPP-IV/CD26 and APN/CD13 activity. The DPP-IV/CD26 activity was decreased following stimulation of MSCs by toll-like receptor 4 agonist. Further studies are needed to reveal the possible contribution of DPP-IV/CD26 and APN/CD13 in the anti-inflammatory functions of MSC-CM. PMID: 32224540 [PubMed - in process]
Publication date: Available online 1 April 2020Source: Redox BiologyAuthor(s): Zeina El Ali, Anthony Ollivier, Sylvie Manin, Michael Rivard, Roberto Motterlini, Roberta Foresti
Purpose of review The goal of this review is to present recent models of the filtration barrier that may suggest mechanism-based treatments for proteinuric renal disease. The vast majority of renal failure occurs in diseases of glomerular proteinuria. The physiology of the filtration barrier remains incompletely understood, preventing invention of mechanism-based therapies. Research is currently dominated by molecular biology approaches to the kidney instead of engineering-based filtration and transport models. Recent findings Reexamination of two older paradigms (basement membrane and slit diaphragm) and critical ana...
Conclusions: IDA significantly increases autoimmune disease risk, particularly in female patients and patients with certain comorbidities. Clinicians should conduct further clinical evaluations and laboratory tests of autoimmune disease in patients with IDA.Plain Language Summary: Little is known about the relationship between iron deficiency and autoimmune disease. By using a national-level database in Taiwan, we noted a meaningful association between iron deficiency anemia (IDA) and later autoimmune disease development. Our study extends the known disease range and recommends that physicians be alert for the occurrence o...
Purpose of review The aim of the article is to critically appraise the most relevant studies in the rapidly advancing field of food allergy prevention. Recent findings Epidemiologic studies identified atopic dermatitis as a strong risk factor for food allergy, with mounting evidence for impaired skin barrier and cutaneous inflammation in the pathogenesis. Additional risk factors include a family history of atopy, the timing of allergenic food introduction into the infant's diet, dietary diversity, vitamin D, and environmental factors, such as dog ownership. Early introduction of allergenic foods (such as peanut) into ...
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