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BACKGROUND Aggregation of FcεRI activates a cascade of signaling events leading to mast cell activation, followed by inhibitory signals that turn off the activating signals. However, the overall view of negative signals in mast cells is still incomplete. Although AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), which is generally known as a regulator of energy(More)
BACKGROUND Extracellular signal-regulated kinases 1/2 (ERK1/2) make important contributions to allergic responses via their regulation of degranulation, eicosanoid production, and cytokine expression by mast cells, yet the mechanisms underlying their positive effects on FcεRI-dependent signaling are not fully understood. Recently, we reported that mast cell(More)
Refractory asthma, a subtype of asthma with uncontrolled symptoms despite antiasthma medications, is a heterogeneous syndrome with variable clinical features, presumably different etiologies, and pathophysiological mechanisms. The heterogeneity of refractory asthma, however, is poorly understood. We aimed to characterize refractory asthma and to improve our(More)
PURPOSE Recent experimental evidence shows that extracellular vesicles (EVs) in indoor dust induce neurtrophilic pulmonary inflammation, which is a characteristic pathology in patients with severe asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In addition, COPD is known to be an important risk factor for lung cancer, irrespective of cigarette(More)
PURPOSE Asthma is a heterogeneous disease characterized by various types of airway inflammation and obstruction. Therefore, it is classified into several subphenotypes, such as early-onset atopic, obese non-eosinophilic, benign, and eosinophilic asthma, using cluster analysis. A number of asthmatics frequently experience exacerbation over a long-term(More)
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