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House dust mite induced lung inflammation does not alter circulating vitamin D levels


Chen, L and Perks, KL and Stick, SM and Kicic, A and Larcombe, AN and Zosky, G, House dust mite induced lung inflammation does not alter circulating vitamin D levels, PLoS One, 9, (11) Article e112589. ISSN 1932-6203 (2014) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0112589


Low circulating levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] are associated with chronic lung diseases such as asthma. However, it is unclear whether vitamin D is involved in disease pathogenesis or is modified by the inflammation associated with the disease process. We hypothesized that allergic inflammation decreases the level of circulating 25(OH)D and tested this using a mice model of house dust mite (HDM) induced allergic airway inflammation. Cellular influx was measured in bronchoalvelar lavage (BAL) fluid, and allergic sensitization and 25(OH)D levels were measured in serum. Exposure to HDM caused a robust inflammatory response in the lung that was enhanced by prior influenza infection. These responses were not associated with any change in circulating levels of 25(OH)D. These data suggest that alterations in circulating 25(OH)D levels induced by Th-2 driven inflammation are unlikely to explain the cross-sectional epidemiological association between vitamin D deficiency and asthma.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Vitamin D, asthma, mouse model
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Cardiovascular medicine and haematology
Research Field:Respiratory diseases
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Chen, L (Dr Ling Chen)
UTAS Author:Zosky, G (Professor Graeme Zosky)
ID Code:96611
Year Published:2014
Funding Support:National Health and Medical Research Council (1042235)
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2014-11-13
Last Modified:2017-11-01
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