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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332072/are-the-autoimmune-inflammatory-syndrome-induced-by-adjuvants-asia-and-the-undifferentiated-connective-tissue-disease-uctd-related-to-each-other-a-case-control-study-of-environmental-exposures
#1
F Scanzi, L Andreoli, M Martinelli, M Taraborelli, I Cavazzana, N Carabellese, R Ottaviani, F Allegri, F Franceschini, N Agmon-Levin, Y Shoenfeld, Angela Tincani
The autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA) is an entity that includes different autoimmune conditions observed after exposure to an adjuvant. Patients with undifferentiated connective tissue disease (UCTD) present many signs and symptoms of ASIA, alluding to the idea that an exposure to adjuvants can be a trigger also for UCTD. The aim of this case-control study was to investigate exposure to adjuvants prior to disease onset in patients affected by UCTD. Ninety-two UCTD patients and 92 age- and sex-matched controls with no malignancy, chronic infections, autoimmune disease nor family history of autoimmune diseases were investigated for exposure to adjuvants...
March 22, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324219/prolactin-and-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#2
LETTER
Beuy Joob, Viroj Wiwanitkit
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 21, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303447/editorial-cutting-edge-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#3
David P D'Cruz, Annegret Kuhn
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 16, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286920/blockade-of-notch-signaling-promotes-acetaminophen-induced-liver-injury
#4
Longfeng Jiang, Michael Ke, Shi Yue, Wen Xiao, Youde Yan, Xiaozhao Deng, Qi-Long Ying, Jun Li, Bibo Ke
Liver injury after experimental acetaminophen treatment is mediated both by direct hepatocyte injury through a P450-generated toxic metabolite and indirectly by activated liver Kupffer cells and neutrophils. This study was designed to investigate the role of Notch signaling in the regulation of innate immune responses in acetaminophen (APAP)-induced liver injury. Using a mouse model of APAP-induced liver injury, wild-type (WT) and toll-like receptor 4 knockout (TLR4 KO) mice were injected intraperitoneally with APAP or PBS...
March 13, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285414/a-population-association-study-of-vitamin-d-receptor-gene-polymorphisms-and-haplotypes-with-the-risk-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-in-a-chinese-population
#5
Xu-E Chen, Pu Chen, Shan-Shan Chen, Jin Lu, Ting Ma, Guang Shi, Ya Zhou, Ji Li, Liang Sheng
The aim of the study is to investigate the association of vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene polymorphism, additional gene-gene interaction, and haplotype combination with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) risk. Pairwise linkage disequilibrium (LD) analysis was conducted using SNPstats. The association between four SNPs within VDR gene and SLE risk was investigated by logistic regression. Generalized multifactor dimensionality reduction (GMDR) was used to analyze the interaction among four SNPs. Four SNPs within VDR gene were selected for genotyping in this study, including rs2228570, rs1544410, rs7975232, and rs731236...
March 11, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258348/neutralization-of-nerve-growth-factor-ngf-inhibits-the-th2-response-and-protects-against-the-respiratory-syncytial-virus-rsv-infection
#6
Xiaorong Wu, Xiong Zhou, Yuxiang Hu, Chao Liu, Jun Wang
Increasing evidence suggests that respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection during the early life is an important risk factor for the development of asthma. RSV infection is associated with neurogenic inflammation in the airways along with the increased expression of nerve growth factor (NGF). However, the role of NGF in RSV infection is not clear. In this study, we infected the rat with RSV and treated these animals with anti-NGF neutralization antibody. We found that anti-NGF treatment significantly alleviated the lung inflammation as evidenced by decreased inflammatory infiltration and decreased airway resistance...
March 3, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28233089/the-microbiome-and-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#7
Nurit Katz-Agranov, Gisele Zandman-Goddard
The microbiota, which is comprised of the collective of all microbes inhabiting the gut and its effect on the human host in which it resides, has become a growing field of interest. Various parameters of health and disease have been found to be associated with the variation in the human gut microbiome. In recent years, many studies have demonstrated an important role of gut microbes in the development of various illnesses including autoimmune diseases, such as type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis...
February 23, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229285/topics-on-vitamin-d-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-analysis-of-evidence-and-critical-literature-review
#8
António Marinho, Mariana Taveira, Carlos Vasconcelos
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a systemic autoimmune disease with multiorgan inflammation, linked to the loss of immune tolerance to self-antigens and the production of a diversity of autoantibodies. The phenotype and progression of SLE have been linked to a combination of environmental, genetic, and hormonal factors. One such environmental factor is vitamin D, a vital hormone with well-established effects on mineral metabolism, skeletal health, and effects on cardiovascular system. The purpose of this article is to make the analysis of evidence and literature review of the pleomorphic effects of Vitamin D in SLE...
February 22, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224362/analysis-of-foxp3-regulatory-t-cell-subpopulations-in-peripheral-blood-and-tissue-of-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#9
Angelika Schmidt, Cosima C Rieger, Ram Kumar Venigalla, Szabolcs Éliás, Regina Max, Hanns-Martin Lorenz, Hermann-Josef Gröne, Peter H Krammer, Annegret Kuhn
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) are critical mediators of immune tolerance, yet their involvement in the autoimmune disease systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is incompletely understood. We analyzed CD4(+) T cell subpopulations with Treg-related phenotypes and their association with disease activity in peripheral blood (PB) and tissues of patients with SLE. In detail, we quantified subpopulations regarding CD25, FOXP3, CD62L, CCR6, CD27, CD45RA, and CD45RO expression in PB from 31 patients with SLE divided into two disease activity groups and 32 healthy controls using flow cytometry...
February 21, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224361/modeling-strategy-to-identify-patients-with-primary-immunodeficiency-utilizing-risk-management-and-outcome-measurement
#10
Vicki Modell, Jessica Quinn, Grant Ginsberg, Ron Gladue, Jordan Orange, Fred Modell
This study seeks to generate analytic insights into risk management and probability of an identifiable primary immunodeficiency defect. The Jeffrey Modell Centers Network database, Jeffrey Modell Foundation's 10 Warning Signs, the 4 Stages of Testing Algorithm, physician-reported clinical outcomes, programs of physician education and public awareness, the SPIRIT® Analyzer, and newborn screening, taken together, generates P values of less than 0.05%. This indicates that the data results do not occur by chance, and that there is a better than 95% probability that the data are valid...
February 21, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215033/anti-mutated-citrullinated-vimentin-antibodies-in-antiphospholipid-syndrome-diagnostic-value-and-relationship-with-clinical-features
#11
Cristiano Alessandri, Nancy Agmon-Levin, Fabrizio Conti, Carlo Perricone, Elena Ortona, Monica Pendolino, Antonella Capozzi, Federica Delunardo, Riccardo Mancini, Simona Truglia, Francesca Romana Spinelli, Fulvia Ceccarelli, Maurizio Sorice, Yehuda Shoenfeld, Guido Valesini
Antiphospholipid antibodies (aPLs) are a heterogeneous group of autoantibodies essential for the diagnosis of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) but do not predict clinical manifestations or disease progression. Hence, the co-presence of other antibodies may prove useful. Autoimmunity directed toward vimentin and other citrullinated peptides was established in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and in other autoimmune conditions including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We have previously described the presence of autoantibodies directed against vimentin/cardiolipin complex in patients with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), but there are no data on the role of citrullinated vimentin in APS...
February 18, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215032/nlrp3-inflammasome-activation-regulated-by-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-dapk-contributed-to-paraquat-induced-acute-kidney-injury
#12
Zhenning Liu, Xiaokai Wang, Yu Wang, Min Zhao
Paraquat can result in dysfunction of multiple organs after ingestion in human. However, the mechanisms of nucleotide-binding domain and leucine-rich repeat containing protein 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome activation in acute kidney injury have not been clearly demonstrated. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of NLRP3 inflammasome activation and its regulation by nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) and death-associated protein kinase (DAPK). Male Wistar rats were treated with intraperitoneal injection of paraquat at 20 mg/kg, and NF-κB inhibitor BAY 11-7082 was pretreated at 10 mg/kg 1 h before paraquat exposure...
February 18, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191593/learning-from-a-contemporary-history-of-immunology
#13
REVIEW
Melvin Cohn
This essay is a selected aspect of the history of contemporary immunology seen from a "what can we learn" point of view. It is limited to the ideas and experiments from which we might draw a take-home message. The emphasis is on the convoluted pathway that was actually used by immunologists to arrive at understanding compared to the direct pathway that could have been used given the knowledge at that time. It takes the reader through the instructionist era of the 1940s to the present by stressing the elements of thinking most conducive to the arrival at a default understanding of the intact immune system...
February 13, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176163/retrospective-analysis-of-55-twin-neonates-with-haemolytic-disease-of-the-newborn
#14
Hu Zhao, Bijuan Li, Ning Li, Yamei Shen, Kailiang Liu, Xiangwu Shu, Cheng Mei, Lanlan Tang
Haemolytic disease is a condition characterized by anaemia and jaundice, and the course may be more complicated in twins. We investigated the demographic and laboratory characteristics of twins with haemolytic disease of the newborn (HDN) and compared these characteristics between groups categorized according to multiple birth status (twins vs. singletons) and conception method (assisted reproductive technology (ART) vs. spontaneous conception). Fifty-five twins with HDN and 253 singletons with HDN who were born during the same period (controls) were included in the study, and we performed comparisons between them...
February 8, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168401/dyslipidemia-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#15
Melinda Zsuzsanna Szabó, Peter Szodoray, Emese Kiss
Cardiovascular disease is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Accelerated atherosclerosis is related to traditional (age, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, obesity, smoking, and positive family history) and non-traditional, disease-related factors. Traditional risk factors are still more prominent in patients with lupus, as both hypertension and hypercholesterinemia were independently associated with premature atherosclerosis in several SLE cohorts...
February 7, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161762/validation-of-an-enzyme-linked-immunosorbent-assay-for-the-quantification-of-citrullinated-histone-h3-as-a-marker-for-neutrophil-extracellular-traps-in-human-plasma
#16
Charlotte Thålin, Maud Daleskog, Sophie Paues Göransson, Daphne Schatzberg, Julie Lasselin, Ann-Charlotte Laska, Anders Kallner, Thomas Helleday, Håkan Wallén, Mélanie Demers
There is an emerging interest in the diverse functions of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) in a variety of disease settings. However, data on circulating NETs rely largely upon surrogate NET markers such as cell-free DNA, nucleosomes, and NET-associated enzymes. Citrullination of histone H3 by peptidyl arginine deiminase 4 (PAD4) is central for NET formation, and citrullinated histone H3 (H3Cit) is considered a NET-specific biomarker. We therefore aimed to optimize and validate a new enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) to quantify the levels of H3Cit in human plasma...
February 4, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150184/thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura-in-a-new-onset-lupus-patient
#17
Nery Sablón González, Noel Lorenzo, Yanet Parodis, Maria Belen Alonso Ortiz, Melek Kechida, Jose Carlos Rodriguez Perez
We are presenting a case of TTP with undetectable levels of ADAMTS 13 in a 39-year-old woman. Diagnosis of systemic lupus was evoked in the setting of thrombotic microangiopathy. The patient presented normal renal function but important neurological impairment. Treatment with daily plasmapheresis as well as Rituximab, cyclophosphamide as steroids was required to achieve clinical improvement.
February 2, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138914/obstetric-and-perinatal-outcome-in-anti-ro-ssa-positive-pregnant-women-a-prospective-cohort-study
#18
Nuria Martínez-Sánchez, Sergio Pérez-Pinto, Ángel Robles-Marhuenda, Francisco Arnalich-Fernández, María Martín Cameán, Edurne Hueso Zalvide, Jose Luis Bartha
Anti-Ro/SS-A is one specific type of antinuclear antibodies. They are in the majority of cases associated with primary Sjögren syndrome (SS) but also in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and in healthy people. During pregnancy, they are mainly associated to congenital heart block (CHB) and neonatal lupus (NL). The aim of this study was to compare the rate of maternal and fetal complications between a series of anti-Ro/SS-A positive pregnant women prospectively followed. Forty-two anti-Ro/SSA antibodies positive pregnant women that were referred to our hospital between 2011 and 2015...
January 30, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130617/prolactin-has-a-pathogenic-role-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#19
Luis J Jara, Gabriela Medina, Miguel A Saavedra, Olga Vera-Lastra, Honorio Torres-Aguilar, Carmen Navarro, Monica Vazquez Del Mercado, Luis R Espinoza
Prolactin, a 23-kDa peptide hormone, is produced by the anterior pituitary gland and extrapituitary sites including the immune cells. Prolactin (PRL) participates in innate and adaptive immune response. PRL stimulates the immune cells by binding to receptor (PRL-R). Binding of PRL to its receptor activates the Janus kinase-signal transducer (JAK-STAT). Activation of these cascades results in endpoints such as immunoestimulator and immunosupressor action. Prolactin belongs to the network of immune-neuroendocrine interaction...
January 28, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124732/the-improvement-of-m1-polarization-in-macrophages-by-glycopeptide-derived-from-ganoderma-lucidum
#20
Li-Xin Sun, Zhi-Bin Lin, Jie Lu, Wei-Dong Li, Yan-Dong Niu, Yu Sun, Chen-Yang Hu, Guo-Qiang Zhang, Xin-Suo Duan
Ganoderma lucidum (Fr.) Karst (Ganodermataceae) is a medicinal mushroom that has been extensively used in China for centuries to promote longevity and improve vigor without significant adverse effects. There is continuous interest in the bioactive properties of G. lucidum in view of its newly developed popularity in other regions besides Asia, such as Europe. Glycopeptide derived from G. lucidum (Gl-PS) is one of the main effective components isolated from this mushroom. The Gl-PS has been demonstrated pleiotropic with many bioactivities including immunomodulatory and antitumor effects...
January 26, 2017: Immunologic Research
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