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Immunoglobulin E IgE is a type of antibody or immunoglobulin Ig " isotype " that has been found only in mammals.
- Targeted therapy in severe asthma today: focus on immunoglobulin E
- Efficacy of Omalizumab Therapy in an Asthmatic with Low IgE
- Immunoglobulin E
In a physician observed, following a blood transfusion, a case of transient asthma caused by allergy to horse dander. This was the first indication of a factor in blood capable of mediating an allergic reaction. The search for reagin started after that, but until the 's it was thought that reaginic activity was not a single, indivisible molecular species but was present in allergic sera in the form of labile complexes. This differed radically from immune antibodies that were known at the time.
Targeted therapy in severe asthma today: focus on immunoglobulin E
Immunoglobulin E IgE can be highly elevated in the airway mucosa independently of IgE serum levels and atopic status. Mostly, systemic markers are assessed to investigate inflammation in airway disease for research or clinical practice. A more accurate but more cumbersome approach to determine inflammation at the target organ would be to evaluate markers locally. Diagnostic and therapeutic consequences in clinical practice are discussed.
We describe that the airway mucosa has the intrinsic capability to produce IgE. Moreover, not only do IgE-positive B cells reside within the mucosa, but all tools are present locally for affinity maturation by somatic hypermutation SHM , clonal expansion, and class switch recombination to IgE. Recognizing local IgE in the absence of systemic IgE has diagnostic and therapeutic consequences.
However, measuring IgE by classical systemic tests fails to give an adequate idea of local IgE in the target organ, the nose. Diagnostic tools in rhinitis may not be sufficient to differentiate between allergic, non-allergic, and local allergic rhinitis LAR , as local IgE normally is not measured.
In chronic rhinosinusitis, different disease subgroups exist 5 with their inherent pathomechanisms, and it is challenging to find good markers to further categorize the nasal-polyposis population. It would be especially interesting to determine the endotype in which IgE, whether or not systemic, is crucial in the pathogenesis. The response to targeted therapy as anti-IgE can be predicted.
They become activated after interaction with T cells specific for an incoming antigen. After activation on the boundary between B-cell follicles and T-cell zones, the B cells have 2 options. They migrate to the follicle, proliferate, and form germinal centers, or they migrate to an extra-follicular region, proliferate, and differentiate into short-lived plasma cells. B cells in the germinal center undergo antibody affinity maturation by means of somatic hypermutation SHM , class switch recombination CSR , clonal expansion, and selection.
SHM and CSR are necessary to create enormous diversity found in the antibody and T-cell receptor repertoires required for an effective immune response. As mentioned before, these reactions generally take place within germinal centers, which are typically located in secondary lymphoid tissues, such as tonsil tissue, lymph nodes, and the spleen.
SHM is a modification of the genome sequence in somatic cells by substitution of a single base in variable regions of Immunoglobulin Ig genes in B cells. When a mature B cell alters its receptor in response to antigenic stimulation, this is called receptor revision RR , initiated by recombination- activating gene products RAG1 and RAG2. Isotype-switched B cells that leave the germinal center reaction become either memory B cells or long-lived plasma cells.
Memory B cells divide, whereas long-lived plasma cells do not self-renew. Memory B cells secrete little Ig, but rapidly provide antigen-specific antibody-secreting plasma cells upon antigen recall. Long-lived plasma cells provide long-term maintenance of antigen-specific antibody titers. This is likely the case for IgE as well. Rhinitis is traditionally categorized as allergic, infectious, or non-infectious non-allergic rhinitis NINAR.
NINAR is diagnosed by exclusion, 10 meaning that this category includes a heterogeneous group of rhinitis patients with a poorly defined pathogenesis. Mostly, no etiology is found, and this subgroup is known as idiopathic rhinitis. IgE is one of the most important markers of allergy, as it is the major contributing factor in most types of allergic disease. However, in a subgroup of patients with a typical history suggestive of allergy, these tests are negative, but measurement of local IgE can show elevated levels.
This observation suggests that a local form of rhinitis may exist, known as 'LAR'. Respiratory mucosa is a site of IgE induction during allergic airway inflammation. The group of Eckl-Dorna 12 investigated the role of blood-derived plasma cells and B cells in the production of allergen-specific IgE. In a series of cell separation experiments performed by negative depletion and positive selection, they found that the majority of circulating specific IgE antibodies is not derived from IgE-producing cells in the blood.
This result suggests that the production at the target organ is the probable source. Conventionally, an immune response is primed in germinal centers within lymph nodes, whereas the effector function of antibodies is peripheral, e.
In AR, however, all events may occur peripherally. IgE was measured in the serum and in nasal secretions in steady state, and kinetic studies were added. It was seen that after re-exposure, local IgE increased more rapidly than serum IgE.
Kleinjan et al. The presence of long-lived plasma cells in the mucosa of subjects with AR was also suggested by Smurthwaite et al.
Ex vivo stimulation of tissue obtained from allergic patients leads to an increase in IgE, meaning that all is available locally to produce IgE. Subsequently to the increased IgE cross-linking, more mast cells are activated and degranulate, promoting allergic reactions. As previously discussed, evidence points at the local synthesis and secretion of IgE. Furthermore, AID is continuously expressed, representing a fundamental aberration in the mucosa of AR patients.
In contrast to AR, germinal center formation has been documented in nasal polyps, 28 autoimmune diseases, 27 and lower airways. To understand the role of IgE in allergic and 'non-allergic' rhinitis, knowledge of pathomechanisms is essential.
Cytokines released from mast cells and T cells mediate local IgE production by B cells. Epithelial cells are not merely functional as a barrier, but upon activation they can also release immunomodulatory substances that regulate Th2 cytokine response, including eicosanoids, endopeptidases, cytokines thymic stromal lymphopoietin [TSLP], IL25, and IL33 , and chemokines.
Epithelial cells can be activated by an IgE-mediated mechanism. The activation of mast cells is crucial in the immediate response, and activation by antigen cross-linking of IgE is a well-known mechanism.
The latter is also termed CD23 receptor and found on a broad range of cells. Histamine, leukotrienes, and prostaglandins cause clinical symptoms, such as sneezing, running nose, and nasal obstruction.
Thus, upon cross-linking with specific IgE, they release histamine. However, basophils can migrate to lymphoid tissues, while mast cells cannot. It is suggested that effector functions of basophils are heterogeneous according to the eliciting factor. The release of cytokines and chemokines by mast cells in the immediate phase response, which starts within minutes and lasts for hours, is important for the subsequent late phase response.
The late phase response starts hours after stimulation and lasts for hours. An infiltrate containing T helper 2 Th2 cells, eosinophils, and basophils is characteristic of this phase. These cytokines are essential for antibody class switching, regulation of local and systemic IgE synthesis, recruitment of eosinophils, basophils, and mast cells, and survival of eosinophils. It is mostly assumed that eosinophils differentiate within the bone marrow in response to eosinophilopoietins.
In AR, however, a subset of eosinophils would differentiate within the nasal mucosa in a highly IL5-dependent manner. They are professional antigen-presenting cells APCs , which process aeroallergens deposited on the mucosa and subsequently present the antigens to T cells. Th2 cells release their mediators upon recognition of antigen presented by APCs. In 'non-allergic' rhinitis, no systemic markers of allergy can be detected.
These patients could however still be allergic in the case of LAR, although most cases are truly non-allergic. Here, a broad differential diagnosis has to be made. Endonasal infections are a common cause of non-allergic rhinitis, and complaints can persist long after resolution of the infection. Nonspecific exogenous irritants, such as tobacco smoke, pollution, dust, smog, perfumes, solvents, and occupational irritants, could also trigger mucosal inflammation.
Furthermore, rhinitis can be elicited by foods and beverages, namely 'gustatory rhinitis' by certain oral medications, or by overuse of decongestant nasal sprays, called 'rhinitis medicamentosa. In the elderly, watery rhinitis or geriatric rhinitis is often seen. Non-IgE-mediated hypersensitivity can also explain the discrepancy between IgE testing results and clinical findings, for example, T-cell mediated delayed type hypersensitivity and activation of mast cells by Ig free light chains FLCs.
Evidence increases for the possibility that a T cell-mediated inflammatory reaction to common antigens sustains asthma and AR, especially when atopic dermatitis is identified in the history. Ig FLC could serve as an alternative for IgE in eliciting inflammation in allergic disorders, including food allergy, atopic dermatitis, rhinitis, and asthma. Currently, the diagnostic workup of AR must consist of a history of the patient, with most important differentiation between intermittent and persistent symptoms and between mild and moderate to severe AR following the ARIA guidelines.
In addition, clinical examination along with anterior rhinoscopy and nasoendoscopy is required. Though these conventional tests are expected to be negative in cases where IgE is only situated in the nasal mucosa and those where rhinitis is induced by non-IgE-mediated mechanisms.
These patients are classified as 'non-allergic,' although additional testing for local IgE may reveal a local allergic response in a subgroup of patients. In these cases where history is truly suggestive of AR and currently used tests are negative, it has to be questioned whether measurement of systemic IgE levels is sufficient for the diagnostic workup.
To determine whether T cell-mediated, delayed hypersensitivity lies at the basis of the complaints, an Atopy Patch Test can be useful 34 ; however, the relevance of this test in AR has not yet been established. The correct diagnosis and knowledge of pathophysiology are essential in establishing the best treatment for a patient.
Mast cells are crucial in allergic inflammation, and different treatment options aim to block their effect. Traditionally, topical corticosteroids and antihistamines are prescribed. Avoidance of allergens if possible is an important step, for instance, in AR to mold or cat allergens. In most cases, however, it seems that this is hardly effective or impossible, such as in the case of AR to grass pollen or house dust mite.
Recent diagnostic tests based on recombinant allergens, epitopes, and peptides allow more precise diagnosis of allergy. New immunotherapy strategies that would be more effective and safer than conventional allergy vaccines aim to suppress IgE-mediated inflammation.
T-cell tolerance can be induced by administration of peptides containing T-cell epitopes, carrier-bound allergen peptides, or recombinant hypoallergens. Targeted treatments using antibodies are developing. In allergic diseases, such as AR, asthma, food allergy, and allergic dermatitis, anti-IgE or omalizumab has been investigated.
However, the high cost-effectiveness ratios 41 result in restriction of indications. Theoretically, rituximab or anti-CD20 could also be an option to inhibit IgE-producing cells. To conclude, allergen avoidance if possible , local corticoids, antihistaminic drugs, and leukotriene receptor antagonists are the first-line treatment options. Immunotherapy can be considered in certain cases where the conventional treatment is not sufficiently effective. In this way, a good control of symptoms is achievable and omalizumab or rituximab are not indicated for AR as such.
The term chronic sinusitis covers a wide range of sinus diseases, in which the mucosa is inflamed with symptoms on most days lasting at least 12 weeks without complete resolution. In the pathophysiology, intrinsic for example genetic and extrinsic for example microbial, environmental, and iatrogenic factors may be involved, which can act locally or systemically.
However, some authors believe that different disease entities classified as chronic sinusitis are a continuum of the same disease. These phenotypes show considerable overlap in symptoms, but can be differentiated from each other with reasonable certainty by endoscopy.
Efficacy of Omalizumab Therapy in an Asthmatic with Low IgE
Immunoglobulin E IgE can be highly elevated in the airway mucosa independently of IgE serum levels and atopic status. Mostly, systemic markers are assessed to investigate inflammation in airway disease for research or clinical practice. A more accurate but more cumbersome approach to determine inflammation at the target organ would be to evaluate markers locally. Diagnostic and therapeutic consequences in clinical practice are discussed. We describe that the airway mucosa has the intrinsic capability to produce IgE. Moreover, not only do IgE-positive B cells reside within the mucosa, but all tools are present locally for affinity maturation by somatic hypermutation SHM , clonal expansion, and class switch recombination to IgE. Recognizing local IgE in the absence of systemic IgE has diagnostic and therapeutic consequences.
Allergies and asthma: A Mayo Clinic specialist explains the connection, and what you can do to prevent attacks and manage symptoms. You may wonder what allergies and asthma have in common besides making you miserable. A lot, as it turns out. Allergies and asthma often occur together. The same substances that trigger your hay fever symptoms, such as pollen, dust mites and pet dander, may also cause asthma signs and symptoms. In some people, skin or food allergies can cause asthma symptoms. This is called allergic asthma or allergy-induced asthma.
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