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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833453/benign-acute-childhood-myositis-complicating-influenza-b-infection-in-a-boy-with-idiopathic-nephrotic-syndrome
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Piotr Skrzypczyk, Joanna Przychodzień, Małgorzata Pańczyk-Tomaszewska
INTRODUCTION: Benign acute childhood myositis (BACM) is an acute complication of an infection characterized by calf pain, limitation of lower limb mobility, an increase in serum creatine kinase, and a self-limiting course. No reports of BACM in children with idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (INS) can be found in the literature. CASE REPORT: A 5-year-old boy with steroid-sensitive INS presented with fever, leg pain, and problems with walking. Physical examination showed pharyngeal erythema, preserved movements in all joints, and weakness of leg muscles...
2016: Central-European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833452/splenocyte-proliferation-and-anaphylaxis-induced-by-bsa-challenge-in-a%C3%A2-d-galactose-induced-aging-mouse-model
#2
Ji-Hun Park, Tae-Saeng Choi
We previously found a cross-reactive autoantibody that bound to bovine serum albumin generated in a D-galactose-induced aging mouse model. Also, we confirmed that other reducing sugars (glucose and fructose) could induce the formation of autoantibody, and only following subcutaneous injection, not oral or intraperitoneal administration. Mice that had never been exposed to bovine serum albumin produced an anti-bovine serum albumin autoantibody following repeated subcutaneous injection of D-galactose (D-gal)...
2016: Central-European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833451/heat-shock-proteins-hsps-in-the-homeostasis-of-regulatory-t-cells-tregs
#3
REVIEW
Tomasz Koliński, Natalia Marek-Trzonkowska, Piotr Trzonkowski, Janusz Siebert
Heat shock proteins (HSPs) belong to the family of conservative polypeptides with a high homology of the primary structure. The uniqueness of this family lies in their ability to interact with a large number of different proteins and provide protection from cellular and environmental stress factors as molecular chaperones to keep protein homeostasis. While intracellular HSPs play a mainly protective role, extracellular or membrane-bound HSPs mediate immunological functions and immunomodulatory activity. In immune system are subsets of cells including regulatory T cells (Tregs) with suppressive functions...
2016: Central-European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833450/the-era-of-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-vegf-drugs-in-ophthalmology-vegf-and-anti-vegf-therapy
#4
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Dorota Pożarowska, Piotr Pożarowski
Angiogenesis is a clue process for tissue development and function, both in normal and pathological conditions. This process is regulated by multiple molecular systems. One of the most potent is vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and its receptor (VEGFR) system. Members of this family are involved in new vessel formation in embryogenesis and maturation, as well as in reparative or pathological reactions in later stages. They play a substantial role in regeneration, inflammation, wound healing, as well as in cancer pathology...
2016: Central-European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833449/the-relationship-between-the-immune-system-and-oral-manifestations-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-review
#5
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Miroslav Vasovic, Nevena Gajovic, Denis Brajkovic, Marina Jovanovic, Natasa Zdravkovaic, Tatjana Kanjevac
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) are chronic, relapsing inflammatory diseases characterized by exacerbations and remissions of the gastrointestinal tract, clinically manifested as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. The etiology of IBDs is considered to be multi factorial, comprising environmental, immune, microbial and genetic factors. Clinical signs may include abdominal pain, frequent bloody diarrheas, mucorrhea, vomiting, fever, fatigue or weight loss. Changes in the oral cavity often precede intestinal symptoms...
2016: Central-European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833448/a-possible-link-between-the-epstein-barr-virus-infection-and-autoimmune-thyroid-disorders
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Anna Dittfeld, Katarzyna Gwizdek, Marek Michalski, Romuald Wojnicz
The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), also known as human herpesvirus 4, is a member of the Herpesviridae virus family. EBV infection can cause infectious mononucleosis (IM) in the lytic phase of EBV's life cycle. Past EBV infection is associated with lymphomas, and may also result in certain allergic and autoimmune diseases. Although potential mechanisms of autoimmune diseases have not been clearly elucidated, both genetic and environmental factors, such as infectious agents, are considered to be responsible for their development...
2016: Central-European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833447/immune-recovery-and-the-risk-of-cmv-ebv-reactivation-in-children-post-allogeneic-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#7
Małgorzata Janeczko, Monika Mielcarek, Blanka Rybka, Renata Ryczan-Krawczyk, Dorota Noworolska-Sauren, Krzysztof Kałwak
Immune reconstitution was studied prospectively in 86 children who underwent allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). We analysed the risk of cytomegalovirus (CMV) and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) reactivation in correlation with the kinetics of immune recovery and in relation to other potential risk factors that may influence the reactivation of these viruses including: diagnosis, type of HSCT, source of stem cells, type of conditioning, or the occurrence of graft-versus-host disease (GvHD)...
2016: Central-European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833446/transient-hypogammaglobulinaemia-of-infants-in-children-with-mastocytosis-strengthened-indications-for-vaccinations
#8
Joanna Renke, Magdalena Lange, Joanna Dawicka, Elżbieta Adamkiewicz-Drożyńska
Mastocytosis is a disease caused by the accumulation of mast cells (MC) in the skin and/or in other tissues. Both the cutaneous form of the disease (CM) predominating in children and the systemic form (SM) typical for adults are associated with the occurrence of MC mediator-related symptoms. The release of mediators can be induced by physical stimuli and/or specific triggering factors. The routine vaccination program performed in the majority of children in infancy can be considered as an additional factor provoking exacerbation of CM...
2016: Central-European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833445/cloning-and-expression-of-aca-f-1-a-new-allergen-of-acacia-farnesiana-pollen
#9
Gholam Reza Khosravi, Mohammad-Ali Assarehzadegan, Payam Morakabati, Bahareh Akbari, Fatemeh Dousti
Acacia farnesiana is the main source of allergenic pollen and one of the most important causes of respiratory allergic disease in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. The purpose of this study was to produce a recombinant variety of allergenic Ole e 1-like protein from the pollen of this tree. To predict its allergenic cross-reactivity with other members of the Ole e 1-like protein family of common allergenic plants, the nucleotide sequence homology of the Acacia Ole e 1-like protein was evaluated...
2016: Central-European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833444/association-of-macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-promoter-polymorphism-173g-c-with-susceptibility-to-childhood-asthma
#10
Tarek Z El-Adly, Sally Kamal, Hala Selim, Shahira Botros
INTRODUCTION: Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is a proinflammatory cytokine that plays an important role in the pathogenesis of asthma. Polymorphisms associated with inflammatory diseases exist in the promoter region of MIF, which alter its expression. We aimed to study the association of MIF promoter polymorphism -173G/C with childhood asthma. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this case-control study, we recruited 60 pediatric patients with bronchial asthma and 90 age- and sex-matched healthy controls...
2016: Central-European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833443/urine-interleukin-6-interleukin-8-and-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-1-in-infants-with-urinary-tract-infection-and-asymptomatic-bacteriuria
#11
Grażyna Krzemień, Agnieszka Szmigielska, Agnieszka Turczyn, Małgorzata Pańczyk-Tomaszewska
INTRODUCTION: Urinary tract infection (UTI) occurs in 1.1% of girls and 1.4% of boys during the first year of life. Asymptomatic bacteriuria (ABU) is usually detected incidentally in 0.9% of girls and 2.5% of boys at this age. The aim of the study was to assess the usefulness of measurement of pro-inflammatory urine interleukin (IL)-6 and IL-8 concentrations and anti-inflammatory transforming growth factor β1 (TGF-β1) level in infants with febrile UTI, non-febrile UTI and ABU. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 35 children, mean age 6...
2016: Central-European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833442/stat4-gene-polymorphism-in-patients-after-renal-allograft-transplantation
#12
Ewa Dąbrowska-Żamojcin, Violetta Dziedziejko, Krzysztof Safranow, Leszek Domański, Sylwia Słuczanowska-Głabowska, Andrzej Pawlik
INTRODUCTION: STAT4 (signal transducer and activator of transcription 4) is involved in the regulation of innate and adaptive immune responses. Some studies have suggested that STAT4 may be involved in the immune response after graft transplantation. Several polymorphisms in the STAT4 gene have been identified. The most commonly studied polymorphism in the STAT4 gene is rs7574865. In our study, we examined whether this polymorphism is associated with the early and late functions of renal allografts...
2016: Central-European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833441/lupus-nephritis-in-children-10-years-experience
#13
Hanna Szymanik-Grzelak, Elżbieta Kuźma-Mroczkowska, Jadwiga Małdyk, Małgorzata Pańczyk-Tomaszewska
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in children is usually more severe than it is in adults and there is a higher incidence of renal involvement. We described 18 children (16 girls, 2 boys) with lupus nephritis (LN), whose average age was 14.4 ±1.81 years. Disease activity was assessed according to SLEDAI (SLE Disease Activity Index). Renal biopsy was classified according to the INS/RPS (International Society of Nephrology/Renal Pathology Society). The patients were treated with steroids (100%) and pulses of cyclophosphamide (88...
2016: Central-European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833440/levamisole-therapy-in-children-with-frequently-relapsing-and-steroid-dependent-nephrotic-syndrome-a-single-center-experience
#14
Elżbieta Kuźma-Mroczkowska, Piotr Skrzypczyk, Małgorzata Pańczyk-Tomaszewska
INTRODUCTION: Numerous studies suggest that levamisole, an antihelmintic agent with an immunomodulatory effect, reduces the number of relapses in children with frequently relapsing and steroid-dependent nephrotic syndrome (FRNS/SDNS). The aim of the study was to present a single center's experience in treatment of FRNS and SDNS with levamisole. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Among 72 children with FRNS/SDNS treated in our department with levamisole in the years 1984-2011 we studied in detail 53 patients (mean age: 6...
2016: Central-European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833439/molecular-characterization-and-analysis-of-tlr-1-in-rabbit-tissues
#15
Wael M K Elfeil, Abdelazeem M Algammal, Reham R Abouelmaatti, Ahmed Gerdouh, Mohamed Abdeldaim
The rabbit has great commercial importance as a source of meat and fur, as well as its uses as a laboratory animal for the production of antibodies, used to detect the presence or absence of disease and for research in infectious diseases and immunology. One of the most critical problems in immunology is to understand how the immune system detects the presence of infectious agents and disposes the invader without destroying the self-tissues. Genetic characterization of Toll-like receptors has established that innate immunity is a skillful system that detects invasion of microbial pathogens...
2016: Central-European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833438/the-inhibitory-effect-of-flavonoids-on-interleukin-8-release-by-human-gastric-adenocarcinoma-ags-cells-infected-with-cag-pai-helicobacter-pylori
#16
Mariusz A Skiba, Kornelia Szendzielorz, Bogdan Mazur, Wojciech Król
INTRODUCTION: It is well known that the presence of Helicobacter pylori in the stomach induces gastritis and causes an immune response. Exposure of gastric epithelial cell lines to this germ induces the secretion of interleukin-8 (IL-8), which is a potent PMN-activating chemotactic cytokine. Interleukin-8 is usually elevated in gastric biopsy samples of patients with H. pylori-associated gastritis and significantly increases in the supernatant of in vitro cultivated biopsy samples of gastric mucosa with active H...
2016: Central-European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27536209/inhaled-corticosteroids-do-not-reduce-initial-high-activity-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-mmp-9-in-exhaled-breath-condensates-of-children-with-asthma-exacerbation-a-proof-of-concept-study
#17
Katarzyna Grzela, Wioletta Zagórska, Alicja Krejner, Aleksandra Banaszkiewicz, Małgorzata Litwiniuk, Marek Kulus, Tomasz Grzela
Inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) are the key component of asthma treatment. However, it is unclear whether they could control the activity and level of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-9, which is an important factor in asthma-associated inflammation and airway remodeling. Therefore, the aim of this proof of concept study was to analyze the influence of increased doses of ICS on MMP-9 in exhaled breath condensates (EBC) of patients with allergic asthma exacerbation. Apart from MMP-9, the assessment concerned selected inflammation markers - exhaled nitric oxide (eNO) and cytokines (IL-8 and TNF)...
2016: Central-European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27536208/a-rare-case-of-addison-s-disease-hepatitis-thyreoiditis-positive-igg-anti-tissue-transglutaminase-antibodies-and-partial-iga-deficiency
#18
Marta P Baleva, Snejina Mihaylova, Petja Yankova, Iliana Atanasova, Milena Nikolova-Vlahova, Elissaveta Naumova
INTRODUCTION: Selective IgA deficiency (IgAD) is the most prevalent type of primary immune deficiencies, but partial IgA deficiency is even more common. Addison's disease is a rare condition associated with primary adrenal insufficiency due to infection or autoimmune destruction of the adrenals. The association between IgA deficiency and Addison's disease is very rare. CASE AND LABORATORY DATA: We observed a 22-year-old male patient with marked darkening of the skin, especially on the palms and areolae, jaundice on the skin and sclera, astheno-adynamia, hypotension (80/50 mm Hg), and pain in the right hypochondrium...
2016: Central-European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27536207/psychoneuroimmunological-aspects-of-cardiovascular-diseases-a-preliminary-report
#19
Dagmara Bartczak, Łukasz Szymański, Paweł Bodera, Wanda Stankiewicz
AIM OF THE STUDY: Due to their prevalence and negative social effects, cardiovascular diseases belong to a group of civilization diseases. Previous research suggests comorbidity of heart diseases, mood disorders and impaired cognitive functioning. The aim of this study was to evaluate the psychoneuroimmunological aspects of functioning in patients diagnosed with cardiovascular diseases. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Ten persons, mean age 48.2 years old, diagnosed with primary hypertension, were studied...
2016: Central-European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27536206/immunomodulation-on-the-ocular-surface-a-review
#20
REVIEW
Anna M Ambroziak, Jerzy Szaflik, Jacek P Szaflik, Maciej Ambroziak, Jan Witkiewicz, Piotr Skopiński
The increasing understanding of immune mechanisms changed our perception of the ocular surface, which is now considered a compartment of the common mucosal immune system. It offered the possibility to alter the physiological immune response on the ocular surface and effectively combat inflammation, which impairs stability of the tear film and causes tear hyperosmolarity, causing symptoms of dry eye disease. The paper provides an overview of ocular surface anatomy and physiology, explains the underlying mechanisms of dry eye disease and discusses novel and promising treatment modalities, such as cyclosporine A, biological therapies using autologous serum and various growth factors as well as experimental treatment methods which are currently being investigated...
2016: Central-European Journal of Immunology
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