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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508153/cellular-and-molecular-perspectives-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#1
REVIEW
Douglas J Veale, Carl Orr, Ursula Fearon
Synovial immunopathology in rheumatoid arthritis is complex involving both resident and infiltrating cells. The synovial tissue undergoes significant neovascularization, facilitating an influx of lymphocytes and monocytes that transform a typically acellular loose areolar membrane into an invasive tumour-like pannus. The microvasculature proliferates to form straight regularly-branching vessels; however, they are highly dysfunctional resulting in reduced oxygen supply and a hypoxic microenvironment. Autoantibodies such as rheumatoid factor and anti-citrullinated protein antibodies are found at an early stage, often before arthritis has developed, and they have been implicated in the pathogenesis of RA...
May 15, 2017: Seminars in Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497351/comment-on-epigenetics-in-the-pathogenesis-of-ra
#2
LETTER
David Gomez-Cabrero, Jesper Tegnér, Tomas J Ekström, Caroline Ospelt
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 11, 2017: Seminars in Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497350/synovial-cellular-and-molecular-markers-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#3
REVIEW
M Asif Amin, David A Fox, Jeffrey H Ruth
The profound alterations in the structure, cellular composition, and function of synovial tissue in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are the basis for the persistent inflammation and cumulative joint destruction that are hallmarks of this disease. In RA, the synovium develops characteristics of a tertiary lymphoid organ, with extensive infiltration of lymphocytes and myeloid cells. Concurrently, the fibroblast-like synoviocytes undergo massive hyperplasia and acquire a tissue-invasive phenotype. In this review, we summarize key components of these processes, focusing on recently-described roles of selected molecular markers of these cellular components of RA synovitis...
May 11, 2017: Seminars in Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466096/pathogenic-human-coronavirus-infections-causes-and-consequences-of-cytokine-storm-and-immunopathology
#4
REVIEW
Rudragouda Channappanavar, Stanley Perlman
Human coronaviruses (hCoVs) can be divided into low pathogenic and highly pathogenic coronaviruses. The low pathogenic CoVs infect the upper respiratory tract and cause mild, cold-like respiratory illness. In contrast, highly pathogenic hCoVs such as severe acute respiratory syndrome CoV (SARS-CoV) and Middle East respiratory syndrome CoV (MERS-CoV) predominantly infect lower airways and cause fatal pneumonia. Severe pneumonia caused by pathogenic hCoVs is often associated with rapid virus replication, massive inflammatory cell infiltration and elevated pro-inflammatory cytokine/chemokine responses resulting in acute lung injury (ALI), and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)...
May 2, 2017: Seminars in Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466095/survival-of-the-fetus-fetal-b-and-t-cell-receptor-repertoire-development
#5
REVIEW
Erez Rechavi, Raz Somech
A mature and diverse T and B cell receptor repertoire is a prerequisite for immunocompetence. In light of its increased susceptibility to infection, the human fetus has long been considered deficient in this regard. However, data accumulated since the 1990s and in earnest in the past couple of years paints a more complicated picture. As we describe in this review, mechanisms responsible for generating a diverse receptor repertoire, such as somatic recombination, class switch recombination, and somatic hypermutation, are all operational to surprising extents in the growing fetus...
May 2, 2017: Seminars in Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455580/cardiovascular-risk-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#6
REVIEW
Kim Lauper, Cem Gabay
Substantial epidemiologic data have shown an increased risk of cardiovascular (CV) disease in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. Traditional CV risk factors may partly contribute to CV disease in RA; however, current evidence underlines the important role of inflammation in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and amplification of CV risk. Interplays between inflammation and lipid metabolism in the development of atherosclerosis have been established by recent scientific advances. Atherosclerosis is currently viewed as an inflammatory disease, and modifications of lipoproteins during inflammation accelerate atherogenesis...
April 28, 2017: Seminars in Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451788/the-role-of-autoantibodies-in-the-pathophysiology-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
#7
REVIEW
V F A M Derksen, T W J Huizinga, D van der Woude
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease characterized by joint inflammation. The presence of autoantibodies in the sera of RA patients has provided many clues to the underlying disease pathophysiology. Based on the presence of several autoantibodies like rheumatoid factor (RF), anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPA), anti-carbamylated protein antibodies (anti-CarP), and more recently anti-acetylated protein antibodies RA can be subdivided into seropositive and seronegative disease. The formation of these autoantibodies is associated with both genetic and environmental risk factors for RA, like specific human leukocyte antigen (HLA) alleles and smoking...
April 27, 2017: Seminars in Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451787/future-therapeutic-targets-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#8
REVIEW
Tommy Tsang Cheung, Iain B McInnes
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by persistent joint inflammation. Without adequate treatment, patients with RA will develop joint deformity and progressive functional impairment. With the implementation of treat-to-target strategies and availability of biologic therapies, the outcomes for patients with RA have significantly improved. However, the unmet need in the treatment of RA remains high as some patients do not respond sufficiently to the currently available agents, remission is not always achieved and refractory disease is not uncommon...
April 27, 2017: Seminars in Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451786/the-meteorology-of-cytokine-storms-and-the-clinical-usefulness-of-this-knowledge
#9
REVIEW
Ian A Clark, Bryce Vissel
The term cytokine storm has become a popular descriptor of the dramatic harmful consequences of the rapid release of polypeptide mediators, or cytokines, that generate inflammatory responses. This occurs throughout the body in both non-infectious and infectious disease states, including the central nervous system. In infectious disease it has become a useful concept through which to appreciate that most infectious disease is not caused directly by a pathogen, but by an overexuberant innate immune response by the host to its presence...
April 27, 2017: Seminars in Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451785/environmental-factors-and-hormones-in-the-development-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
#10
REVIEW
Deshiré Alpízar-Rodríguez, Axel Finckh
The etiopathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is partially understood. Genetic, environmental, and hormonal factors and their interactions are considered to play an important role on disease development. The relative contribution of environmental factors to RA development is probably larger than previously thought. The aim of this review is to appraise robust evidence about the role of environmental and hormonal risk factors for RA. We will discuss inhaled pollutants, nutritional habits, infectious, hormonal, and reproductive factors...
April 27, 2017: Seminars in Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401256/immune-mediated-cytokine-storm-and-its-role-in-severe-dengue
#11
REVIEW
Anon Srikiatkhachorn, Anuja Mathew, Alan L Rothman
Dengue remains one of the most important mosquito-borne diseases worldwide. Infection with one of the serologically related dengue viruses (DENVs) can lead to a wide range of clinical manifestations and severity. Severe dengue is characterized by plasma leakage and abnormal bleeding that can lead to shock and death. There is currently no specific treatment for severe dengue due to gaps in understanding of the underlying mechanisms. The transient period of vascular leakage is usually followed by a rapid recovery and is suggestive of the effects of short-lived biological mediators...
April 11, 2017: Seminars in Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349194/arthritis-models-usefulness-and-interpretation
#12
REVIEW
Natacha Bessis, Patrice Decker, Eric Assier, Luca Semerano, Marie-Christophe Boissier
Animal models of arthritis are used to better understand pathophysiology of a disease or to seek potential therapeutic targets or strategies. Focusing on models currently used for studying rheumatoid arthritis, we show here in which extent models were invaluable to enlighten different mechanisms such as the role of innate immunity, T and B cells, vessels, or microbiota. Moreover, models were the starting point of in vivo application of cytokine-blocking strategies such as anti-TNF or anti-IL-6 treatments. The most popular models are the different types of collagen-induced arthritis and arthritis in KBN mice...
March 27, 2017: Seminars in Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337522/pre-symptomatic-autoimmunity-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-when-does-the-disease-start
#13
REVIEW
Alexander Tracy, Christopher D Buckley, Karim Raza
It is well recognised that a state of autoimmunity, in which immunological tolerance is broken, precedes the development of symptoms in the majority of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). For individuals who will later develop seropositive disease, this manifests as autoantibodies directed against proteins that have undergone specific post-translational modifications. There is evidence that the induction of this autoantibody response occurs at peripheral extra-articular mucosal sites, such as the periodontium and lung...
March 23, 2017: Seminars in Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324153/epigenetics-in-the-pathogenesis-of-ra
#14
REVIEW
Caroline Ospelt, Steffen Gay, Kerstin Klein
Epigenetic modifications can stably alter gene expression and have been shown to be important in the maintenance of cell type-specific functions as well as in cell differentiation, e.g., in T and B cell maturation. In RA, alterations in DNA methylation, histone modifications, and microRNA expression have been found in immune as well as in stromal cells. These changes in the epigenome in RA patients influence key inflammatory and matrix-degrading pathways and are suspected to play a major role in the pathogenesis of RA...
March 21, 2017: Seminars in Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349248/cancer-and-autoimmunity
#15
REVIEW
Mads Hald Andersen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Seminars in Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717961/malignant-inflammation-in-cutaneous-t-cell-lymphoma-a-hostile-takeover
#16
REVIEW
Thorbjørn Krejsgaard, Lise M Lindahl, Nigel P Mongan, Mariusz A Wasik, Ivan V Litvinov, Lars Iversen, Erik Langhoff, Anders Woetmann, Niels Odum
Cutaneous T-cell lymphomas (CTCL) are characterized by the presence of chronically inflamed skin lesions containing malignant T cells. Early disease presents as limited skin patches or plaques and exhibits an indolent behavior. For many patients, the disease never progresses beyond this stage, but in approximately one third of patients, the disease becomes progressive, and the skin lesions start to expand and evolve. Eventually, overt tumors develop and the malignant T cells may disseminate to the blood, lymph nodes, bone marrow, and visceral organs, often with a fatal outcome...
April 2017: Seminars in Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213794/selected-cytokine-pathways-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#17
REVIEW
Mélissa Noack, Pierre Miossec
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease leading to joint destruction. Cytokines play a key role in its pathogenesis. They contribute to the induction and maintenance of inflammation and thus provide therapeutic targets. Many cytokines are involved in RA, and this review focuses on a few critical ones: tumor necrosis factor (TNF), interleukin (IL)-6, IL-1, IL-17, and GM-CSF. TNF and IL-6 are both well-established targets in RA treatment, and new biologic agents are reaching the market. IL-1 represents a more complex cytokine as results in humans do not reach those in animal models...
February 17, 2017: Seminars in Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093619/dendritic-cells-in-autoimmunity-infections-and-cancer
#18
EDITORIAL
Francisco J Quintana
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Seminars in Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888331/the-origin-of-dcs-and-capacity-for-immunologic-tolerance-in-central-and-peripheral-tissues
#19
REVIEW
K Sanjana P Devi, Niroshana Anandasabapathy
Dendritic cells (DCs) are specialized immune sentinels that play key role in maintaining immune homeostasis by efficiently regulating the delicate balance between protective immunity and tolerance to self. Although DCs respond to maturation signals present in the surrounding milieu, multiple layers of suppression also co-exist that reduce the infringement of tolerance against self-antigens. These tolerance inducing properties of DCs are governed by their origin and a range of other factors including distribution, cytokines, growth factors, and transcriptional programing, that collectively impart suppressive functions to these cells...
February 2017: Seminars in Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27646959/tolerogenic-dendritic-cells
#20
REVIEW
Maisa C Takenaka, Francisco J Quintana
Deficits in immunological tolerance against self-antigens and antigens provided by the diet and commensal microbiota can result in the development of inflammatory and autoimmune disorders. Dendritic cells (DCs) are pivotal regulators of the immune response, specialized in antigen presentation to drive T cell priming and differentiation. DCs also have a tolerogenic function, participating in the enforcement of central and peripheral tolerance and the resolution of ongoing immune responses. Thus, DCs control effector and regulatory mechanisms relevant to the pathology of autoimmune disorders...
February 2017: Seminars in Immunopathology
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