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Journal of Autoimmunity

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431796/lessons-learned-from-twins-in-autoimmune-and-chronic-inflammatory-diseases
#1
REVIEW
Elena Generali, Angela Ceribelli, Maria Antonietta Stazi, Carlo Selmi
Autoimmunity and chronic inflammation recognize numerous shared factors and, as a result, the resulting diseases frequently coexist in the same patients or respond to the same treatments. Among the convenient truths of autoimmune and chronic inflammatory diseases, there is now agreement that these are complex conditions in which the individual genetic predisposition provides a rate of heritability. The concordance rates in monozygotic and dizygotic twins allows to estimate the weight of the environment in determining disease susceptibility, despite recent data supporting that only a minority of immune markers depend on hereditary factors...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420548/expression-of-long-non-coding-rnas-in-autoimmunity-and-linkage-to-enhancer-function-and-autoimmune-disease-risk-genetic-variants
#2
T M Aune, P S Crooke, A E Patrick, J T Tossberg, N J Olsen, C F Spurlock
Genome-wide association studies have identified numerous genetic variants conferring autoimmune disease risk. Most of these genetic variants lie outside protein-coding genes hampering mechanistic explorations. Numerous mRNAs are also differentially expressed in autoimmune disease but their regulation is also unclear. The majority of the human genome is transcribed yet its biologic significance is incompletely understood. We performed whole genome RNA-sequencing [RNA-seq] to categorize expression of mRNAs, known and novel long non-coding RNAs [lncRNAs] in leukocytes from subjects with autoimmune disease and identified annotated and novel lncRNAs differentially expressed across multiple disorders...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412046/the-epigenetic-mechanism-for-discordance-of-autoimmunity-in-monozygotic-twins
#3
REVIEW
Zhongyuan Xiang, Yuanqing Yang, Christopher Chang, Qianjin Lu
Monozygotic twins share an identical DNA sequence but are not truly "identical". In fact, when it comes to health and disease, they may often display some level of phenotypic discordance. The cause of this discordance is often unknown. Epigenetic modifications such as DNA methylation, histone modification, and microRNAs-mediated regulation regulate gene expression and are sensitive to external stimuli. These modifications may be seen to bridge the gap between genetics and the environment. Over the years, the importance of epigenetics as a primary mechanism for the role that the environment plays in defining phenotype has been increasingly appreciated...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400082/immune-dysregulation-in-immunodeficiency-disorders-the-role-of-t-cell-receptor-sequencing
#4
REVIEW
Gabriel K Wong, James M Heather, Sara Barmettler, Mark Cobbold
Immune dysregulation is a prominent feature of primary immunodeficiency disorders, which commonly manifested as autoimmunity, cytopenias and inflammatory bowel disease. In partial T-cell immunodeficiency disorders, it has been proposed that the imbalance between effector and regulatory T-cells drives the breakdown of peripheral tolerance. While there is no robust test for immune dysregulation, the T-cell receptor repertoire is used as a surrogate marker, and has been shown to be perturbed in a number of immunodeficiency disorders featuring immune dysregulation including Omenn's Syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome, and common variable immunodeficiency...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390747/fcrl4-b-cells-in-salivary-glands-of-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-patients
#5
Erlin A Haacke, Hendrika Bootsma, Fred K L Spijkervet, Annie Visser, Arjan Vissink, Philip M Kluin, Frans G M Kroese
Fc receptor-like protein 4 (FcRL4) is normally expressed on a small subset of mucosa-associated B-cells, as well as on mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma B-cells. Primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) patients have an increased risk of developing MALT lymphomas, preferentially in the parotid glands. For this reason we studied here by immunohistochemistry and mRNA analysis whether FcRL4 expressing B-cells are present in salivary gland tissue (labial and parotid) of pSS patients (n = 54) and non-pSS sicca patients (n = 16) and whether parotid gland MALT lymphomas in pSS patients (n = 49) also express this receptor...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389038/mass-cytometry-identifies-a-distinct-monocyte-cytokine-signature-shared-by-clinically-heterogeneous-pediatric-sle-patients
#6
W E O'Gorman, D S Kong, I M Balboni, P Rudra, C R Bolen, D Ghosh, M M Davis, G P Nolan, E W Y Hsieh
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a heterogeneous autoimmune disease with heightened disease severity in children. The incomplete understanding of the precise cellular and molecular events that drive disease activity pose a significant hurdle to the development of targeted therapeutic agents. Here, we performed single-cell phenotypic and functional characterization of pediatric SLE patients and healthy controls blood via mass cytometry. We identified a distinct CD14(hi) monocyte cytokine signature, with increased levels of monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP1), macrophage inflammatory protein-1β (Mip1β), and interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1RA)...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385374/central-immune-tolerance-depends-on-crosstalk-between-the-classical-and-alternative-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathways-in-medullary-thymic-epithelial-cells
#7
Marc Riemann, Nico Andreas, Maria Fedoseeva, Elke Meier, Debra Weih, Helga Freytag, Ruth Schmidt-Ullrich, Ulf Klein, Zhao-Qi Wang, Falk Weih
Medullary thymic epithelial cells (mTECs) contribute to self-tolerance by expressing and presenting peripheral tissue antigens for negative selection of autoreactive T cells and differentiation of natural regulatory T cells. The molecular control of mTEC development remains incompletely understood. We here demonstrate by TEC-specific gene manipulation in mice that the NF-κB transcription factor subunit RelB, which is activated by the alternative NF-κB pathway, regulates development of mature mTECs in a dose-dependent manner...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381345/vaccination-recommendations-for-the-adult-immunosuppressed-patient-a-systematic-review-and-comprehensive-field-synopsis
#8
REVIEW
Anthony Lopez, Xavier Mariette, Hervé Bachelez, Alexandre Belot, Bernard Bonnotte, Eric Hachulla, Morad Lahfa, Olivier Lortholary, Pierre Loulergue, Stéphane Paul, Xavier Roblin, Jean Sibilia, Mariela Blum, Silvio Danese, Stefanos Bonovas, Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet
BACKGROUND: Immunosuppressed patients are at risk of severe viral infections-related complications. National and international vaccination guidelines have been developed to decrease the mortality risk associated with these infections. However, a summary of these guidelines and the value of immunisation in this population is missing. OBJECTIVES: To summarize specific guidelines regarding vaccination in immunosuppressed patients. METHODS: We performed a literature search based on last update vaccine guidelines in immunosuppressed adult patients published between 1/1/2005-1/31/2016 in English or French language using PubMed, Cochrane and Embase, as well as relevant medical society websites...
April 2, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343748/b-cells-expressing-the-iga-receptor-fcrl4-participate-in-the-autoimmune-response-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#9
Khaled Amara, Elizabeth Clay, Lorraine Yeo, Daniel Ramsköld, Julia Spengler, Natalie Sippl, James A Cameron, Lena Israelsson, Philip J Titcombe, Caroline Grönwall, Ilfita Sahbudin, Andrew Filer, Karim Raza, Vivianne Malmström, Dagmar Scheel-Toellner
The clinical efficacy of B cell targeting therapies highlights the pathogenic potential of B cells in inflammatory diseases. Expression of Fc Receptor like 4 (FcRL4) identifies a memory B cell subset, which is enriched in the joints of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and in mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue. The high level of RANKL production by this B cell subset indicates a unique pathogenic role. In addition, recent work has identified a role for FcRL4 as an IgA receptor, suggesting a potential function in mucosal immunity...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342734/integration-of-microbiome-and-epigenome-to-decipher-the-pathogenesis-of-autoimmune-diseases
#10
REVIEW
Beidi Chen, Luxi Sun, Xuan Zhang
The interaction between genetic predisposition and environmental factors are of great significance in the pathogenesis and development of autoimmune diseases (AIDs). The human mucosa is the most frequent site that interacts with the exterior environment, and commensal microbiota at the gut and other human mucosal cavities play a crucial role in the regulation of immune system. Growing evidence has shown that the compositional and functional changes of mucosal microbiota are closely related to AIDs. Gut dysbiosis not only influence the expression level of Toll-like receptors (TLRs) of antigen presenting cells, but also contribute to Th17/Treg imbalance...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342735/inhibition-of-effector-antigen-specific-t-cells-by-intradermal-administration-of-heme-oxygenase-1-inducers
#11
Thomas Simon, Julien Pogu, Séverine Rémy, Frédéric Brau, Sylvie Pogu, Maud Maquigneau, Jean-François Fonteneau, Nicolas Poirier, Bernard Vanhove, Gilles Blancho, Eliane Piaggio, Ignacio Anegon, Philippe Blancou
Developing protocols aimed at inhibiting effector T cells would be key for the treatment of T cell-dependent autoimmune diseases including type 1 autoimmune diabetes (T1D) and multiple sclerosis (MS). While heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) inducers are clinically approved drugs for non-immune-related diseases, they do have immunosuppressive properties when administered systemically in rodents. Here we show that HO-1 inducers inhibit antigen-specific effector T cells when injected intradermally together with the T cell cognate antigens in mice...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330758/regulation-of-type-i-interferon-signaling-in-immunity-and-inflammation-a-comprehensive-review
#12
REVIEW
Kun Chen, Juan Liu, Xuetao Cao
Type I interferons (IFNs) play essential roles in establishing and modulating host defense against microbial infection via induction of IFN-stimulated genes (ISGs) through Janus kinase (JAK)-signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) signaling pathway. However, dysregulation of IFNs production and function could also mediate immune pathogenesis such as inflammatory autoimmune diseases and infectious diseases via aberrantly activating inflammatory responses or improperly suppressing microbial controls...
March 19, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325644/dnase-active-trex1-frame-shift-mutants-induce-serologic-autoimmunity-in-mice
#13
Tomomi Sakai, Takuya Miyazaki, Dong-Mi Shin, Yong-Soo Kim, Chen-Feng Qi, Robert Fariss, Jeeva Munasinghe, Hongsheng Wang, Alexander L Kovalchuk, Parul H Kothari, Charles S Fermaintt, John P Atkinson, Fred W Perrino, Nan Yan, Herbert C Morse
TREX1/DNASE III, the most abundant 3'-5' DNA exonuclease in mammalian cells, is tail-anchored on the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). Mutations at the N-terminus affecting TREX1 DNase activity are associated with autoimmune and inflammatory conditions such as Aicardi-Goutières syndrome (AGS). Mutations in the C-terminus of TREX1 cause loss of localization to the ER and dysregulation of oligosacchryltransferase (OST) activity, and are associated with retinal vasculopathy with cerebral leukodystrophy (RVCL) and in some cases with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325643/alpha-cells-the-main-source-of-il-1%C3%AE-in-human-pancreas
#14
Florence Anquetil, Somayeh Sabouri, Charles Thivolet, Teresa Rodriguez-Calvo, Jose Zapardiel-Gonzalo, Natalie Amirian, Darius Schneider, Ericka Castillo, Yasaman Lajevardi, Matthias G von Herrath
Interleukin-1β (IL-1β) is known to trigger beta cell dysfunction in vitro and could potentially play a role during the pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. However, several clinical trials attempting to block IL-1β function have had minimal success. We therefore re-investigated local expression of IL-1β in human diabetic and non-diabetic pancreata. We obtained pancreatic tissue sections from the Network for Pancreatic Organ Donors with Diabetes (nPOD) including non-diabetic (n = 9), non-diabetic auto-antibody positive (AAb+, n = 5), type 1 diabetes (n = 6), and type 2 diabetes (n = 6) donors...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318807/microrna-302d-targets-irf9-to-regulate-the-ifn-induced-gene-expression-in-sle
#15
Siobhán Smith, Thilini Fernando, Pei Wen Wu, Jane Seo, Joan Ní Gabhann, Olga Piskareva, Eoghan McCarthy, Donough Howard, Paul O'Connell, Richard Conway, Phil Gallagher, Eamonn Molloy, Raymond L Stallings, Grainne Kearns, Lindsy Forbess, Mariko Ishimori, Swamy Venuturupalli, Daniel Wallace, Michael Weisman, Caroline A Jefferies
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a complex disease targeting multiple organs as a result of overactivation of the type I interferon (IFN) system, a feature currently being targeted by multiple biologic therapies against IFN-α. We have identified an estrogen-regulated microRNA, miR-302d, whose expression is decreased in SLE patient monocytes and identify its target as interferon regulatory factor (IRF)-9, a critical component of the transcriptional complex that regulates expression of interferon-stimulated genes (ISGs)...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318808/t-cell-receptor-assessment-in-autoimmune-disease-requires-access-to-the-most-adjacent-immunologically-active-organ
#16
Bergithe E Oftedal, Brita Ardesjö Lundgren, David Hamm, Poh-Yi Gan, Stephen R Holdsworth, Christopher N Hahn, Andreas W Schreiber, Hamish S Scott
Next generation sequencing of T and B cell receptors is emerging as a valuable and effective method to diagnose and monitor hematopoietic malignancies. So far, this approach has not been fully explored in regard to autoimmune diseases. T cells develop in the thymus where they undergo positive and negative selection, and the autoimmune regulator (Aire) is central in the establishment of immunological tolerance. Loss of Aire leads to severe multiorgan autoimmune disease with infiltration of autoreactive T cells in affected organs...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291659/identification-of-carbamylated-alpha-1-anti-trypsin-a1at-as-an-antigenic-target-of-anti-carp-antibodies-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#17
Marije K Verheul, Alvin Yee, Andrea Seaman, George M Janssen, Peter A van Veelen, Jan W Drijfhout, Rene E M Toes, Michael Mahler, Leendert A Trouw
In 2011 a novel autoantibody system, anti-carbamylated protein (anti-CarP) antibodies, was described in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. Anti-CarP antibody positivity associates with a more severe disease course, is observed years before disease onset, and may predict the development of RA in arthralgia patients. Although many clinical observations have been carried out, information on the antigenic targets of anti-CarP antibodies is limited. Most studies on anti-CarP antibodies utilize an ELISA-based assay with carbamylated fetal calf serum (Ca-FCS) as antigen, a complex mixture of proteins...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285736/nk-cell-subsets-in-autoimmune-diseases
#18
REVIEW
Cai Zhang, Zhigang Tian
Natural killer (NK) cells are lymphocytes of the innate immune system. They not only exert cell-mediated cytotoxicity against tumor cells or infected cells, but also play regulatory role through promoting or suppressing functions of other immune cells by secretion of cytokines and chemokines. However, overactivation or dysfunction of NK cells may be associated with pathogenesis of some diseases. NK cells are found to act as a two edged weapon and play opposite roles with both regulatory and inducer activity in autoimmune diseases...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284523/demethylase-kdm6a-epigenetically-promotes-il-6-and-ifn-%C3%AE-production-in-macrophages
#19
Xia Li, Qian Zhang, Qingzhu Shi, Yin Liu, Kai Zhao, Qicong Shen, Yang Shi, Xingguang Liu, Chunmei Wang, Nan Li, Yuanfang Ma, Xuetao Cao
Molecular regulation of innate signal-initiated proinflammatory cytokine production has been extensively investigated. However, the roles of epigenetic modifiers and their underlying mechanisms in regulating innate inflammatory response and development of autoimmune diseases need to be further understood. Demethylase Kdm6a promotes gene transcription in cell-lineage specification through demethylating histone H3 lysine di/tri-methylation (H3K27me2/3), and loss of Kdm6a results in developmental defects. However, the function of Kdm6a in innate immunity and inflammation remains largely unknown...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279626/maternal-foetal-outcomes-in-pregnant-women-with-glomerulonephritides-are-all-glomerulonephritides-alike-in-pregnancy
#20
Giorgina Barbara Piccoli, Rossella Attini, Gianfranca Cabiddu, Isabelle Kooij, Federica Fassio, Martina Gerbino, Stefania Maxia, Marilisa Biolcati, Elisabetta Versino, Tullia Todros
In spite of the interest for chronic renal diseases (CKD) in pregnancy data on specific diseases is fragmentary; while recent studies analysed the most common glomerulonephritides (GN), none was addressed at GN as a group. The aim of our study was to analyse the main pregnancy-related outcomes in GN patients in a large multicentre cohort. Patients with a diagnosis of GN were selected from the TOCOS cohort (TOCOS: TOrino Cagliari Observational Study): out of 714 singleton deliveries GN was the diagnosis in 126; lupus GN and IgA nephropathy accounted for 37 and 33 cases; 1418 low-risk singleton deliveries followed-up in the same Centers served as controls (non diabetic, non nephropathic, non obese women, without any other known chronic illness; pregnancies after ovodonation or in vitro fertilisation were excluded, if declared)...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
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