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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643285/skin-manifestations-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Thomas Greuter, Alexander Navarini, Stephan R Vavricka
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) with its two main subtypes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis is not restricted to the gastrointestinal tract. Indeed, so-called extraintestinal manifestations (EIMs) are frequent and considerably affect morbidity and mortality. The prevalence of EIMs ranges from 6 to 47%. In up to one quarter of the patients, EIMs can present even before an IBD diagnosis is established. The pathophysiology of EIMs remains elusive, although data from clinical trials demonstrating anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) efficacy suggest a common pathogenic link between intestinal and extraintestinal disease activity...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578473/geoepidemiology-and-immunologic-features-of-autoinflammatory-diseases-a-comprehensive-review
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Yvan Jamilloux, Alexandre Belot, Flora Magnotti, Sarah Benezech, Mathieu Gerfaud-Valentin, Emilie Bourdonnay, Thierry Walzer, Pascal Sève, Thomas Henry
The knowledge on systemic autoinflammatory disorders (SAID) is expanding rapidly and new signalling pathways are being decrypted. The concept of autoinflammation has been proposed since 1999, to define a group of diseases with abnormal innate immunity activation. Since then, more than 30 monogenic SAID have been described. In this review, we first describe inflammasomopathies and SAID related to the interleukin-1 pathway. Recent insights into the pathogenesis of familial Mediterranean fever and the function of Pyrin are detailed...
June 3, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578472/cutaneous-manifestations-of-anca-associated-small-vessels-vasculitis
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Marzano Angelo Valerio, Raimondo Maria Gabriella, Berti Emilio, Meroni Pier Luigi, Ingegnoli Francesca
Skin lesions are frequent manifestations of underlying systemic conditions, including systemic autoimmune vasculitis. In particular, anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) are associated with distinct forms of vasculitis characterized by inflammatory cell infiltration of the walls of small and medium-sized vessels leading to vascular destruction and tissue necrosis. ANCA-associated vasculitis is rare and systemic diseases, which can be classified based on different distribution of vascular inflammation and presence or absence of granulomatosis and asthma...
June 3, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560621/lymphocytes-as-biomarkers-of-therapeutic-response-in-rheumatic-autoimmune-diseases-is-it-a-realistic-goal
#4
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Kristina Schreiber, Gaetane Nocturne, Divi Cornec, Claire I Daïen
Many therapies are available for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) while biological therapies have limited effects in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS). In both cases, biomarkers predicting drug response would be very useful to guide clinicians in their choice. We performed a systematic review to evaluate the value of lymphocyte phenotyping as a marker of therapeutic response. Of the 1063 articles retrieved, 39 fulfilled inclusion criteria and were included in the present review (25 for RA, 10 for SLE, and 4 for pSS)...
May 30, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555437/autoimmunity-in-2016
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Carlo Selmi
The number of peer-reviewed articles published during the 2016 solar year and retrieved using the "autoimmunity" key word remained stable while gaining a minimal edge among the immunology articles. Nonetheless, the quality of the publications has been rising significantly and, importantly, acquisitions have become available through scientific journals dedicated to immunology or autoimmunity. Major discoveries have been made in the fields of systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmunity of the central nervous system, vasculitis, and seronegative spondyloarthrithritides...
May 30, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547523/cutaneous-manifestations-of-medium-and-large-vessel-vasculitis
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Francois Chasset, Camille Francès
Dermatologic manifestations are observed in almost all systemic vasculitides, even in large-and medium-vessel vasculitides, although such vessels are not found in the skin. Cutaneous manifestations may be related to a direct skin localization of the systemic vasculitis or a non-specific process associated with the vasculitis. According to the 2012 International Chapel Hill consensus, the two major variants of large-vessel vasculitides are Takayasu arteritis and giant-cell arteritis. In Europe and North America, acute inflammatory nodules or erythema nodosum-like lesions are the most commonly observed skin lesions with Takayasu arteritis...
May 26, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534160/micrornas-new-therapeutic-targets-for-familial-hypercholesterolemia
#7
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Amir Abbas Momtazi, Maciej Banach, Matteo Pirro, Evan A Stein, Amirhossein Sahebkar
Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is the most common inherited form of dyslipidemia and a major cause of premature cardiovascular disease. Management of FH mainly relies on the efficiency of treatments that reduce plasma low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (LDL-C) concentrations. MicroRNAs (miRs) have been suggested as emerging regulators of plasma LDL-C concentrations. Notably, there is evidence showing that miRs can regulate the post-transcriptional expression of genes involved in the pathogenesis of FH, including LDLR, APOB, PCSK9, and LDLRAP1...
May 22, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528521/myeloid-populations-in-systemic-autoimmune-diseases
#8
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María Morell, Nieves Varela, Concepción Marañón
Systemic autoimmune diseases (SADs) encompass a wide spectrum of clinical signs as a reflection of their complex physiopathology. A variety of mechanisms related with the innate immune system are in the origin of the loss of self-tolerance in these diseases, and for most of them, the myeloid leukocytes are key actors. Monocytes, macrophages, dendritic cells, and neutrophils are first-line immune effectors located in the interface between innate and adaptive immunity. They are crucial in the organization of the local and systemic responses to damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) and determine the intensity, orientation, and duration of the local immune response through the expression of chemokines, costimulatory or protolerogenic factors...
May 20, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500565/dysregulated-lymphoid-cell-populations-in-mouse-models-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#9
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Aurélie De Groof, Patrice Hémon, Olivier Mignen, Jacques-Olivier Pers, Edward K Wakeland, Yves Renaudineau, Bernard R Lauwerys
Biases in the distribution and phenotype of T, B, and antigen-presenting cell populations are strongly connected to mechanisms of disease development in mouse models of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Here, we describe longitudinal changes in lymphoid and antigen-presenting cell subsets in bone marrow, blood and spleen from two lupus-prone strains (MRL/lpr and B6.Sle1.Sle2.Sle3 tri-congenic mice), and how they integrate in our present understanding of the pathogenesis of the disease. In particular, we focus on (autoreactive) T cell activation patterns in lupus-prone mice...
May 13, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500564/calcium-signaling-from-normal-b-cell-development-to-tolerance-breakdown-and-autoimmunity
#10
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Patrice Hemon, Yves Renaudineau, Marjolaine Debant, Nelig Le Goux, Sreya Mukherjee, Wesley Brooks, Olivier Mignen
Maintenance of self-tolerance of auto-reactive lymphocytes is a fundamental mechanism to prevent the onset of autoimmune diseases. Deciphering the mechanisms involved in the deregulations leading to tolerance disruption and autoimmunity is still a major area of interest to identify new therapeutic targets and options. Ca(2+) signaling plays a major role in B cell normal development and is therefore finely tuned by B cell receptor (BCR)-dependent and independent pathways. Developmental changes in the characteristics of BCR-dependent Ca(2+) signals as well as the modulation of basal intracellular concentration ([Ca(2+)]i) contribute strongly to self-tolerance maintaining mechanisms responsible for the physical or functional elimination of autoreactive B cells such as clonal deletion, receptor editing, and anergy...
May 13, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488248/response-to-treatment-with-tnf%C3%AE-inhibitors-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-is-associated-with-high-levels-of-gm-csf-and-gm-csf-t-lymphocytes
#11
Jonas Bystrom, Felix I Clanchy, Taher E Taher, Mohammed M Al-Bogami, Hawzheen A Muhammad, Saba Alzabin, Pamela Mangat, Ali S Jawad, Richard O Williams, Rizgar A Mageed
Biologic TNFα inhibitors are a mainstay treatment option for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) refractory to other treatment options. However, many patients either do not respond or relapse after initially responding to these agents. This study was carried out to identify biomarkers that can distinguish responder from non-responder patients before the initiation of treatment. The level of cytokines in plasma and those produced by ex vivo T cells, B cells and monocytes in 97 RA patients treated with biologic TNFα inhibitors was measured before treatment and after 1 and 3 months of treatment by multiplex analyses...
May 9, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477078/memory-b-cells-and-response-to-abatacept-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#12
Pierre Gazeau, Guillermo Carvajal Alegria, Valérie Devauchelle-Pensec, Christophe Jamin, Julie Lemerle, Boutahar Bendaoud, Wesley H Brooks, Alain Saraux, Divi Cornec, Yves Renaudineau
Abatacept is a fusion protein (CTLA4-Ig) and therapeutic molecule labeled for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Abatacept acts both by disrupting the CD28-mediated activation of T cells and by interacting with CD80/CD86 molecules present on antigen presenting cells such as monocytes and memory B cells. Accordingly and to evaluate clinical and biological parameters associated with response to abatacept, a retrospective monocentric study was conducted in 43 patients with RA, and the clinical response was evaluated at 6 months according to EULAR response criteria...
May 5, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477077/immunophenotyping-as-a-new-tool-for-classification-and-monitoring-of-systemic-autoimmune-diseases
#13
Yves Renaudineau
The clinical course of systemic autoimmune diseases (SADs) varies greatly, even between individuals with the same disease. Understanding of the immune actors is informative and could lead to significant improvements in diagnosis, monitoring, initial treatment decisions and/or follow-up. However, immunological changes in mononuclear cells associated with SADs have been only partially described, and usually are limited to analysis of peripheral blood cells (less than 5% of the total mononuclear pool). Another limitation is technological, related to utilization of flow cytometry, which remains highly variable with regards to sample preparation, reagents, instrument constraints, and data analysis...
May 5, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474288/could-lymphocyte-profiling-be-useful-to-diagnose-systemic-autoimmune-diseases
#14
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Guillermo Carvajal Alegria, Pierre Gazeau, Sophie Hillion, Claire I Daïen, Divi Y K Cornec
Considering the implications of B, T, and natural killer (NK) cells in the pathophysiology of systemic autoimmune diseases, the assessment of their distribution in the blood could be helpful for physicians in the complex process of determining a precise diagnosis. In primary Sjögren's syndrome, transitional and active naive B cells are increased and memory B cells are decreased compared to healthy controls and other systemic diseases. However, their utility to improve the accuracy of classification criteria has not been proven...
May 4, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456914/intracellular-b-lymphocyte-signalling-and-the-regulation-of-humoral-immunity-and-autoimmunity
#15
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Taher E Taher, Jonas Bystrom, Voon H Ong, David A Isenberg, Yves Renaudineau, David J Abraham, Rizgar A Mageed
B lymphocytes are critical for effective immunity; they produce antibodies and cytokines, present antigens to T lymphocytes and regulate immune responses. However, because of the inherent randomness in the process of generating their vast repertoire of antigen-specific receptors, B cells can also cause diseases through recognizing and reacting to self. Therefore, B lymphocyte selection and responses require tight regulation at multiple levels and at all stages of their development and activation to avoid diseases...
April 29, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401436/cypress-pollinosis-from-tree-to-clinic
#16
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Denis Charpin, Christian Pichot, Jordina Belmonte, Jean-Pierre Sutra, Jarmila Zidkova, Pascal Chanez, Youcef Shahali, Hélène Sénéchal, Pascal Poncet
Cypress (Cupressus sp.pl) is a genus within the Cupressaceae family. This family covers all of the Earth's continents except for Antarctica, and it includes about 160 species. The most important taxa for allergic diseases belong to five different genera: Cupressus, Hesperocyparis, Juniperus, Cryptomeria, and Chamaecyparis. Cupressaceae species share a common pollen type that can even include the genus Taxus (Taxaceae) when this plant is also present. As Juniperus oxycedrus pollinates in October, Cupressus sempervirens in January and February, Hesperocyparis arizonica (prev...
April 11, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27515671/the-use-of-cyclosporine-a-in-rheumatology-a-2016-comprehensive-review
#17
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Cecilia Beatrice Chighizola, Voon H Ong, Pier Luigi Meroni
Cyclosporine A, an inhibitor of calcineurin, exerts an immunomodulator action interfering with T cell activation. Even though novel therapeutic tools have emerged, CyA still represents a suitable option in several clinical rheumatology settings. This is the case of refractory nephritis and cytopenias associated with systemic lupus erythematosus. Furthermore, CyA is a valued therapeutic tool in the management of uveitis and thrombophlebitis in course of Behçet's disease. Topical CyA has been proven to be beneficial in the dry eye of Sjogren's syndrome, whereas oral treatment with CyA can be considered for the severe complications of adult onset Still's disease...
June 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27484684/vitamin-d-deficiency-and-rheumatoid-arthritis
#18
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Larissa Lumi Watanabe Ishikawa, Priscila Maria Colavite, Thais Fernanda de Campos Fraga-Silva, Luiza Ayumi Nishiyama Mimura, Thais Graziela Donegá França, Sofia Fernanda Gonçalves Zorzella-Pezavento, Fernanda Chiuso-Minicucci, Larissa Doddi Marcolino, Marcimara Penitenti, Maura Rosane Valerio Ikoma, Alexandrina Sartori
Vitamin D (VitD) is a hormone primarily synthesized in human skin under the stimulation of ultraviolet radiation. Beyond its endocrine role in bone metabolism, VitD is endowed with remarkable immunomodulatory properties. The effects of VitD on the immune system include the enhancement of microbicidal ability of monocytes/macrophages and the down-modulation of inflammatory cytokines produced by T lymphocytes. VitD deficiency is involved in many health problems, including immune-mediated diseases such as autoimmune disorders...
June 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27342458/cardiac-impairment-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-influence-of-anti-tnf%C3%AE-treatment
#19
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Ivica Lazúrová, Ľubomír Tomáš
There is evidence that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with higher overall and cardiovascular (CV) morbidity and mortality as compared with general population. Increased prevalence of traditional risk factors and chronic inflammation, that has been recognized as independent CV risk factor, may play an important role in atherosclerosis and subsequently ischemic heart disease development. However, myocardial dysfunction as a result of chronic inflammation and secondarily myocardial fibrosis markedly participates on heart failure development...
June 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878451/beyond-genetics-what-causes-type-1-diabetes
#20
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Zhen Wang, Zhiguo Xie, Qianjin Lu, Christopher Chang, Zhiguang Zhou
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease resulting from T cell-mediated β cell destruction in the pancreas of genetically susceptible individuals. Extensive familial and population genetic studies uncovered the strong linkage and association between HLA gene variants and T1D. Non-HLA genes have also been associated with T1D, such as INS, CTLA4, and PTPN22. T1D is considered as one of the most heritable common diseases. However, evidence that monozygotic twins have incomplete concordance of disease susceptibility provides convincing proof that environmental factors also play important roles in the pathogenesis of the disease...
April 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
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