The MS4A family: Counting past 1, 2 & 3.
Melbourne, Australia. In Immunol Cell Biol, 03 May 2015
UNASSIGNED: The MS4A (membrane-spanning 4-domain family, subfamily A) family of proteins contains some well-known members including MS4A1 (CD20), MS4A2 (FcɛRIβ) and MS4A3 (HTm4).
MS4A Cluster in Alzheimer's Disease.
Qingdao, China. In Mol Neurobiol, Aug 2014
Besides, although the MS4A family members are poorly characterized, an important role in immunity has already been identified for several members of this cluster (such as MS4A1, MS4A2, and MS4A4B), indicating the possible involvement of MS4A gene cluster in AD pathogenesis.
Genetic variation and coronary atherosclerosis in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.
Nashville, United States. In Lupus, May 2014
Polymorphism in 20 of the candidate genes (ADAM33, ADIPOQ, CCL5, CCR7, CDKN2B, CSF1, IL4, IL12A, IL23R, INS, IRF5, MIF, MS4A1, PTGS1, PTPN22, RETN, SELE, TNFSF4, TNFRSF11B, and VCAM1) were nominally associated with the presence of CAC (p-values = 0.001-0.047
Impact of capsaicin on mast cell inflammation.
Thessaloníki, Greece. In Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol, 2013
Mast cells possess high-affinity receptors for IgE (FcERI) and the cross-linking of these receptors is essential to trigger the secretion of granules containing arachidonic acid metabolism (such as prostaglandin (PG) D2, leukotriene (LT) B4, and LTC4), histamine, cytokines, chemokines, and proteases, including mast cell-specific chymases and tryptases.
Update on recent advances in the management of aspirin exacerbated respiratory disease.
Suwŏn, South Korea. In Yonsei Med J, 2010
Potential genetic biomarkers contributing to the AERD phenotype include HLA-DPB1*301, LTC4S, ALOX5, CYSLT, PGE2, TBXA2R, TBX21, MS4A2, IL10 -1082A > G, ACE -262A > T, and CRTH2 -466T > C; the four-locus SNP set was composed of B2ADR 46A > G, CCR3 -520T > G, CysLTR1 -634C > T, and FCER1B -109T > C. Management of AERD is an important issue.
Infections and mast cells.
In J Biol Regul Homeost Agents, 2009
Mast cells are activated by cross-linking of FcERI molecules, which are involved in the binding of multivalent antigens to the attached IgE molecules, resulting in a variety of responses including the immediate release of potent inflammatory mediators.