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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353100/vitamin-d-and-juvenile-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-lights-shadows-and-still-unresolved-issues
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Stefano Stagi, Donato Rigante
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and juvenile SLE (jSLE) are autoimmune disorders naturally associated with several genetic, environmental, hormonal, and immunological contributing factors. It has been assumed that vitamin D deficiency may have a role in the immune activation of patients with SLE and play an active part in many comorbidities and even complications. A host of clinical studies suggested that vitamin D exerts inhibitory effects on many immunological abnormalities associated with SLE, also in children and adolescents, while different reports have hypothesized that vitamin D may be associated with accelerated cardiovascular disease in SLE...
January 15, 2018: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351251/compatibility-with-panax-notoginseng-and-rehmannia-glutinosa-alleviates-the-hepatotoxicity-and-nephrotoxicity-of-tripterygium-wilfordii-via-modulating-the-pharmacokinetics-of-triptolide
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Qichun Zhang, Yiqun Li, Mengzhu Liu, Jinao Duan, Xueping Zhou, Huaxu Zhu
Tripterygium wilfordii (TW) and the representative active component triptolide show positive therapeutic effect on the autoimmune disorders and simultaneously ineluctable hepatotoxicity and nephrotoxicity. Combinational application of Panax notoginseng (PN) and Rehmannia glutinosa (RG) weakens the toxicity of TW according the clinical application of traditional Chinese medicine. This article was aimed at the mechanism of decreasing toxicity of TW by the combinational application of PN and RG. Biochemical and pathohistological analysis were utilized to assess the toxicity on liver and kidney in rats administrated with TW, TW-PN, TW-RG and TW-PN-RG for 3 and 7 days...
January 19, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350825/ang-ii-facilitated-cd11-ly6chi-cells-reprogramming-into-m1-like-macrophage-through-erk1-2-or-p38-stat3-pathway-and-involved-in-eam
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Hongxiang Lu, Yan Wu, Xiaoyi Shao, Shanshan Zhou, Yuanyuan Jiang, Rong Chen, Gangjun Zong, Huaxi Xu, Zhaoliang Su
Macrophage, a highly plastic population, is widely distributed. Macrophage functions are settled and acquired polarization programs in response to microenvironmental signals and involved in many inflammatory disorders, such as experimental autoimmune myocarditis (EAM). Phenotypic and functional changes in macrophage are considered as an important determinant of disease progression and/or regression. Angiotensin II (ANG II), as a powerful proinflammatory factor, plays critical roles in inflammatory diseases and macrophage recruitment...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349660/progestogen-hypersensitivity
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REVIEW
Rung-Chi Li, Kathleen M Buchheit, Jonathan A Bernstein
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Progestogen hypersensitivity (PH) is a rare disorder which usually occurs in women of childbearing age with symptoms ranging from urticaria with or without angioedema, multiple organ involvement consistent with allergic anaphylaxis, to a spectrum of other non-evanescent skin eruptions. In this review, we present a clinical vignette of PH and discuss the clinical presentation and proposed pathomechanisms, diagnosis, and treatment of PH. RECENT FINDINGS: The hypersensitivity symptoms are associated with exogenous progestin exposure (e...
January 19, 2018: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349581/quantitative-assessment-of-thyroid-gland-elasticity-with-shear-wave-elastography-in-pediatric-patients-with-hashimoto-s-thyroiditis
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Sedat Giray Kandemirli, Zuhal Bayramoglu, Emine Caliskan, Zeynep Nur Akyol Sari, Ibrahim Adaletli
OBJECTIVE: Hashimoto's thyroiditis is the most common autoimmune thyroid disorder in the pediatric age range. Measurement of thyroid gland size is an essential component in evaluation and follow-up of thyroid pathologies. Along with size, tissue elasticity is becoming a more commonly used parameter in evaluation of parenchyma in inflammatory diseases. The aim of the current study was to assess thyroid parenchyma elasticity by shear-wave elastography in pediatric patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis; and compare the elasticity values to a normal control group...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348988/anal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-a-patient-with-myasthenia-gravis-is-immunosuppression-the-main-underlying-etiology
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Muhammad Masab, Muhammad W Saif
Patients who are immunocompromised by diseases such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection are more prone to develop some malignancies such as Kaposi's sarcoma and central nervous system (CNS) lymphomas. Historically, anal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) was also included on the list as an acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDs)-defining cancer.  Similarly, compromised immune disorders including severe immunosuppression, haematologic malignancies, and solid organ transplantation have been identified as important risk factors for the development of anal SCC...
November 15, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345621/the-circulating-t-helper-subsets-and-regulatory-t-cells-in-patients-with-common-variable-immunodeficiency-with-no-known-monogenic-disease
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G Azizi, A Mirshafiey, H Abolhassani, R Yazdani, F J Ansariha, M Shaghaghi, S S Mortazavi-Jahromi, F Noorbakhsh, N Rezaei, A Aghamohammadi
BACKGROUND: Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is the most common symptomatic primary immunodeficiency (PID), characterized by heterogeneous clinical manifestations and defects in B- and T- cells. In the present study, we investigated the T helper (Th) cell subsets and regulatory T (Treg) cells, and their related cytokines and transcription factors in the CVID patients with no definite genetic diagnosis. METHODS: The study population comprised 13 CVID patients and 13 healthy controls (HC)...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Investigational Allergology & Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345518/bacterial-pathogenesis-and-interleukin-17-interconnecting-mechanisms-of-immune-regulation-host-genetics-and-microbial-virulence-that-influence-severity-of-infection
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Michelle N Chamoun, Antje Blumenthal, Matthew J Sullivan, Mark A Schembri, Glen C Ulett
Interleukin-17 (IL-17) is a pro-inflammatory cytokine involved in the control of many different disorders, including autoimmune, oncogenic, and diverse infectious diseases. In the context of infectious diseases, IL-17 protects the host against various classes of microorganisms but, intriguingly, can also exacerbate the severity of some infections. The regulation of IL-17 expression stems, in part, from the activity of Interleukin-23 (IL-23), which drives the maturation of different classes of IL-17-producing cells that can alter the course of infection...
January 18, 2018: Critical Reviews in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345029/high-prevalence-and-functional-effects-of-serum-antineuronal-antibodies-in-patients-with-gastrointestinal-disorders
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A Lütt, K Michel, D Krüger, M S Volz, M Nassir, E Schulz, L Poralla, P Tangermann, C Bojarski, M Höltje, B Teegen, W Stöcker, M Schemann, B Siegmund, H Prüss
BACKGROUND: Antineuronal antibodies can be associated with both gastrointestinal (GI) and brain disorders. For example, antibodies against the potassium channel subunit dipeptidyl-peptidase-like protein-6 (DPPX) bind to neurons in the central nervous system (CNS) and myenteric plexus and cause encephalitis, commonly preceded by severe unspecific GI symptoms. We therefore investigated the prevalence of antineuronal antibodies indicative of treatable autoimmune CNS etiologies in GI patients...
January 18, 2018: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344858/laser-capture-microdissection-as-a-tool-to-study-the-mucosal-immune-response-in-celiac-disease
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Giuseppe Iacomino, Vera Rotondi Aufiero, Pasquale Marena, Antonella Venezia, Riccardo Troncone, Salvatore Auricchio, Giuseppe Mazzarella
Laser capture microdissection (LCM) is a powerful tool for selection and isolation of single cells or compartments from complex primary tissues to perform molecular analyses. Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune disorder where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. Increased intraepithelial lymphocytes and the presence of the lamina propria inflammatory infiltrate of the duodenal mucosa is a common part of the disease. These cells promote inflammatory processes through the release of cytokines...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344036/primordial-and-primary-preventions-of-thyroid-disease
#11
REVIEW
Fereidoun Azizi, Ladan Mehran, Farhad Hosseinpanah, Hossein Delshad, Atieh Amouzegar
Background: Primordial and primary preventions of thyroid diseases are concerned with avoiding the appearance of risk factors, delaying the progression to overt disease, and minimizing the impact of illness. Summary: Using related key words, 446 articles related to primordial and primary, preventions of thyroid diseases published between 2001-2015 were evaluated, categorized and analyzed. Prevention and elimination of iodine deficiency are major steps that have been successfully achieved and maintained in many countries of the world in last 2 decades...
October 2017: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344035/hypercalcaemic-pancreatitis-adrenal-insufficiency-autoimmune-thyroiditis-and-diabetes-mellitus-in-a-girl-with-probable-sarcoidosis
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Devi Dayal, Olivia Pepper, Renuka Ramakrishnan, Eileen Baildam, Poonam Dharmaraj, Gavin Cleary, Liza McCann, Clare Pain, Senthil Senniappan
Introduction: Sarcoidosis is a multisystemic granulomatous disease with diverse and often non-specific symptoms during childhood. The clinical manifestations sometimes include endocrinopathies related to sarcoid infiltration of various endocrine organs, but more commonly due to the associated autoimmune endocrine disorders. There are only a few reports of multiple autoimmune and non-autoimmune endocrine problems occurring simultaneously in patients with sarcoidosis. We report a girl with probable sarcoidosis who also had Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Type 1 diabetes (T1D) and secondary adrenal insufficiency...
October 2017: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342965/lipid-based-nanoparticles-as-a-potential-delivery-approach-in-the-treatment-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
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REVIEW
Shih-Yi Chuang, Chih-Hung Lin, Tse-Hung Huang, Jia-You Fang
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a chronic and joint-related autoimmune disease, results in immune dysfunction and destruction of joints and cartilages. Small molecules and biological therapies have been applied in a wide variety of inflammatory disorders, but their utility as a therapeutic agent is limited by poor absorption, rapid metabolism, and serious side effects. To improve these limitations, nanoparticles, which are capable of encapsulating and protecting drugs from degradation before they reach the target site in vivo, may serve as drug delivery systems...
January 15, 2018: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342325/the-neuromuscular-complications-of-immune-checkpoint-inhibitor-therapy
#14
REVIEW
Noah A Kolb, Christopher R Trevino, Waqar Waheed, Fatemeh Sobhani, Kara K Landry, Alissa A Thomas, Mike Hehir
Immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICPI) therapy unleashes the body's natural immune system to fight cancer. ICPIs improve overall cancer survival, however the unbridling of the immune system may induce a variety of immune related adverse events. Neuromuscular immune complications are rare but they can be severe. Myasthenia gravis and inflammatory neuropathy are the most common neuromuscular adverse events but a variety of others including inflammatory myopathy are reported. The pathophysiologic mechanism of these autoimmune disorders may differ from that of non-ICPI related immune diseases...
January 17, 2018: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341195/association-between-circulating-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-levels-and-psoriasis-and-correlation-with-disease-severity-a-meta-analysis
#15
Y H Lee, G G Song
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is a chronic, autoimmune, inflammatory skin disorder. 25-hydroxy vitamin D [25(OH)D] deficiency may contribute to the pathogenesis of psoriasis through reduction in antiproliferative, anti-inflammatory and antiangiogenic activities. AIM: To evaluate the relationship between circulating 25(OH)D levels and psoriasis, and to determine the correlation between serum/plasma 25(OH)D levels and psoriasis severity. METHODS: We performed a meta-analysis to compare serum/plasma 25(OH)D levels between patients with psoriasis and healthy controls (HCs), and to determine the correlation coefficients between circulating 25(OH)D levels and psoriasis severity as assessed by Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI)...
January 16, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339359/genetic-variants-in-immune-related-pathways-and-breast-cancer-risk-in-african-american-women-in-the-amber-consortium
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Chi-Chen Hong, Lara E Sucheston-Campbell, Song Liu, Qiang Hu, Song Yao, Kathryn L Lunetta, Stephen A Haddad, Edward A Ruiz-Narváez, Jeannette T Bensen, Ting-Yuan David Cheng, Elisa V Bandera, Lynn A Rosenberg, Christopher A Haiman, Kelvin P Lee, Sharon S Evans, Scott I Abrams, Elizabeth A Repasky, Andrew F Olshan, Julie R Palmer, Christine B Ambrosone
BACKGROUND: Constitutional immunity shaped by exposure to endemic infectious diseases and parasitic worms in Sub-Saharan Africa may play a role in the etiology of breast cancer among African American (AA) women. METHODS: A total of 13,235 gene variants in 433 genes across 45 immune pathways were analyzed in the AMBER consortium among 3,663 breast cancer cases and 4,687 controls. Gene-based pathway analyses were conducted using the adaptive rank truncated product statistic for overall breast cancer risk, and risk by estrogen receptor (ER) status...
January 16, 2018: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339325/induction-of-anti-agrin-antibodies-causes-myasthenia-gravis-in-mice
#17
Min Yan, Ziyang Liu, Erkang Fei, Wenbing Chen, Xinsheng Lai, Bin Luo, Peng Chen, Hongyang Jing, Jin-Xiu Pan, Michael H Rivner, Wen-Cheng Xiong, Lin Mei
Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disorder ofthe neuromuscular junction (NMJ). Most cases of MG are caused by autoantibodies against the acetylcholine receptor (AChR),muscle-specific kinase (MuSK) and low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 4 (LRP4). Recent studies have identified anti-agrin antibodies in MG patients lacking these three antibodies (i.e., triple negative MG). Agrin is a basal lamina protein that has two isoforms. Neural agrin (N-agrin) binds to LRP4 to activate MuSK to induce AChR clusters and is thus critical for NMJ formation...
January 12, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339317/arterial-stenosis-in-antiphospholipid-syndrome-update-on-the-unrevealed-mechanisms-of-an-endothelial-disease
#18
REVIEW
Ghita Harifi, Wared Nour-Eldine, Mohammad Hassan A Noureldine, Mohammad Baker Berjaoui, Romy Kallas, Rita Khoury, Imad Uthman, Jamal Al-Saleh, Munther A Khamashta
First described in 1983, antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune condition characterized by the occurrence of recurrent arterial and/or venous thrombosis, and/or pregnancy morbidity, in the setting of persistent presence of antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL). While thrombosis is the most well-known pathogenic mechanism in this disorder, the relevance of some other mechanisms such as arterial stenosis is being increasingly recognized. Arterial stenosis has been first described in the renal arteries in patients with APS, however intracranial and coeliac arteries can also be involved with various and treatable clinical manifestations...
January 12, 2018: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339316/diagnosis-and-management-of-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorders-an-update
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REVIEW
Alice Bruscolini, Marta Sacchetti, Maurizio La Cava, Magda Gharbiya, Massimo Ralli, Alessandro Lambiase, Armando de Virgilio, Antonio Greco
Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) and Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD) are a group of autoimmune conditions characterized by inflammatory involvement of the optic nerve, spinal cord and central nervous system. Novel evidence showed a key role of autoantibodies against aquaporin-4 immunoglobulin G (AQP4 IgG) in the pathogenesis of NMOSD and, recently, new classification and diagnostic criteria have been adopted to facilitate an earlier identification and improve the management of these conditions. Diagnosis of NMOSD is currently based on clinical, neuroimaging and laboratory features...
January 12, 2018: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339144/addressing-barriers-to-effective-cancer-immunotherapy-with-nanotechnology-achievements-challenges-and-roadmap-to-the-next-generation-of-nanoimmunotherapeutics
#20
Enping Hong, Marina A Dobrovolskaia
Cancer is a complex systemic disorder that affects many organs and tissues and arises from the altered function of multiple cellular and molecular mechanisms. One of the systems malfunctioning in cancer is the immune system. Restoring and improving the ability of the immune system to effectively recognize and eradicate cancer is the main focus of immunotherapy, a topic which has garnered recent and significant interest. The initial excitement about immunotherapy, however, has been challenged by its limited efficacy in certain patient populations and the development of adverse effects such as therapeutic resistance and autoimmunity...
January 12, 2018: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
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