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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579988/an-expanded-role-for-hla-genes-hla-b-encodes-a-microrna-that-regulates-iga-and-other-immune-response-transcripts
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Nilesh Chitnis, Peter M Clark, Malek Kamoun, Catherine Stolle, F Brad Johnson, Dimitri S Monos
We describe a novel functional role for the HLA-B locus mediated by its intron-encoded microRNA (miRNA), miR-6891-5p. We show that in vitro inhibition of miR-6891-5p impacts the expression of nearly 200 transcripts within the B-lymphoblastoid cell line (B-LCL) COX, affecting a large number of metabolic pathways, including various immune response networks. The top affected transcripts following miR-6891-5p inhibition are those encoding the heavy chain of IgA. We identified a conserved miR-6891-5p target site on the 3'UTR of both immunoglobulin heavy chain alpha 1 and 2 (IGHA1 and IGHA2) transcripts and demonstrated that this miRNA modulates the expression of IGHA1 and IGHA2...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551598/novel-variant-of-common-variable-immunodeficiency
#2
Eileen Conaway
A 57-year-old woman with frequent respiratory infections was initially diagnosed with IgG subclass deficiency based on low levels of IgG subclasses 2 and 3. Three years later, she progressed to having IgA deficiency as well. With a normal total IgG level, she does not meet criteria for common variable immunodeficiency (CVID). This may represent a variant of CVID. This also highlights the importance of immunoglobulin subclass estimation in patients where immunodeficiency is suspected clinically. She is being treated with rotational antibiotics the first 10 days of every month, monthly intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) infusion and osteopathic manipulation one to two times per month...
May 27, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500690/tumour-necrosis-factor-receptor-associated-periodic-syndrome-mimicking-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria
#3
LETTER
S Aurich, J C Simon, R Treudler
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 13, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496534/collagenous-gastritis-in-a-young-female-with-iga-deficiency
#4
Muhammad S Anwar, Ali Aamar, Ali Marhaba, Jagmohan S Sidhu
Collagenous gastritis, without colonic involvement, is exceptionally rare. It is not known to be associated with IgA deficiency and scleroderma. This is the first report of this type of association. We present a 26-year-old white female with a past medical history of gastroesophageal reflux disease and scleroderma. She was evaluated for complaints of abdominal pain and diarrhea. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy showed gastritis and duodenitis. Colonoscopy was normal. The histopathological report showed collagenous gastritis and focal lymphocytic duodenitis...
April 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468886/human-sera-collected-during-1979-2010-possess-blocking-antibody-titers-to-pandemic-gii-4-noroviruses-isolated-during-3-decades
#5
Sumit Sharma, Beatrice Carlsson, Rita Czakó, Sirkka Vene, Mats Haglund, Johnny Ludvigsson, Göran Larson, Lennart Hammarström, Stanislav V Sosnovtsev, Robert L Atmar, Kim Y Green, Mary K Estes, Lennart Svensson
The emergence of pandemic GII.4 norovirus (NoV) strains has been proposed to occur due to changes in receptor usage and thereby lead to immune evasion. To address this hypothesis, we measured the ability of human sera collected between 1979 and 2010 to block glycan binding of four pandemic GII.4 noroviruses isolated in last 4 decades.In total 268 sera were investigated for blocking titers (BT50 values) of virus-like particles (VLPs) to pig gastric mucin (PGM) using 4 VLPs that represent different GII.4 norovirus variants identified between 1987-2012...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466499/implementation-of-national-institute-for-health-and-care-excellence-nice-guidance-to-measure-iga-with-all-coeliac-screens-can-an-affordable-solution-be-devised
#6
Dylan James Mac Lochlainn, Ravina Hira-Kazal, Helen Varney, John Maher
There has been a dramatic increase in requests for coeliac disease (CD) serological screening using IgA tissue transglutaminase antibodies (IgA-tTG). Recently, the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has revised its guidance, recommending that total IgA should also be measured in all samples. This is justified since false negative results may occur with IgA deficiency. However, implementation of this guidance will incur considerable expense. Tests that measure IgA-tTG antibodies can detect IgA deficiency, indicated by low background signal...
May 2, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437323/lack-of-utility-of-anti-ttg-igg-to-diagnose-celiac-disease-when-anti-ttg-iga-is-negative
#7
Imad Absah, Abdul R Rishi, Rami Gebrail, Melissa R Snyder, Joseph A Murray
OBJECTIVES: Guidelines for diagnosing celiac disease (CD) recommend initial testing with a highly sensitive serologic test for anti-tissue transglutaminase immunoglobulin A antibodies (tTG IgA). When the probability of CD is high, IgA deficiency should be considered. The 2 approaches to address this include measuring "both tTG IgA and tTG IgG" or measuring "total IgA." We aim to assess the utility of an isolated positive tTG IgG result in diagnosing CD. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of patients undergoing serologic testing for CD from January 1997 to June 2014...
May 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425252/allergic-and-autoimmune-disorders-in-families-with-selective-iga-deficiency
#8
Mustafa Erkoçoğlu, Ayşe Metin, Ayşenur Kaya, Celal Özcan, Ayşegül Akan, Ersoy Civelek, Murat Çapanoğlu, Tayfur Giniş, Can Naci Kocabaş
BACKGROUND/AIM: IgA deficiency is the most common human primary immunodeficiency. The prevalence of allergic disorders and autoimmunity is thought to be increased in selective IgA deficiency (sIgAD). However, it is currently unclear if these disorders coincide within these families. We aimed to evaluate the frequency of allergic and autoimmune disorders in children with sIgAD and their first-degree relatives (FDRs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 81 children diagnosed with sIgAD and 274 of their FDRs...
April 18, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414063/hypersensitivity-transfusion-reactions-due-to-iga-deficiency-are-rare-according-to-french-hemovigilance-data
#9
Charles Tacquard, Karim Boudjedir, Monique Carlier, Jean-Yves Muller, Philippe Gomis, Paul Michel Mertes
In an analysis of a large French hemovigilance database (2004-2014), hypersensitivity transfusion reactions (HTRs) due to IgA deficiency were extremely rare with an frequency far lower than reported so far. In depth investigation of HTRs for IgA deficiency should be limited to moderate to severe recurrent reactions.
April 13, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409678/a-hairline-crack-in-the-levee-focal-secretory-iga-deficiency-as-a-first-step-toward-emphysema
#10
Jeffrey L Curtis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 15, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350748/short-article-mortality-and-differential-diagnoses-of-villous-atrophy-without-coeliac-antibodies
#11
Annalisa Schiepatti, Federico Biagi, Giacomo Fraternale, Claudia Vattiato, Davide Balduzzi, Simona Agazzi, Claudia Alpini, Catherine Klersy, Gino R Corazza
OBJECTIVE: Villous atrophy (VA) of the small bowel is mainly related to coeliac disease (CD), whose diagnosis is made on the basis of positive endomysial/tissue transglutaminase antibodies while on a gluten-containing diet in the vast majority of patients. However, VA can also occur in other conditions whose epidemiology is little known. Our aim was to study the epidemiology and clinical features of these rare enteropathies. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Clinical and laboratory data of all the patients with VA directly diagnosed in our centre in the last 15 years were collected and statistically analysed...
May 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337237/relationship-between-helicobacter-pylori-infection-and-celiac-disease-a-cross-sectional-study-and-a-brief-review-of-the-literature
#12
Sebahat Basyigit, Oktay Unsal, Metin Uzman, Ferdane Sapmaz, Ozlem Ceylan Dogan, Ayse Kefeli, Zeliha Asilturk, Abdullah Ozgur Yeniova, Yasar Nazligul
INTRODUCTION: Whether Helicobacter pylori triggers celiac disease (CD) or protects against CD is currently the subject of research. In the literature, there are epidemiologic studies that have reported conflicting results regarding the association between H. pylori and CD. AIM: To compare the prevalence of CD autoantibody positivity and the levels of CD autoantibodies between H. pylori-positive and H. pylori-negative subjects. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study was prospectively designed and included 240 dyspeptic patients who underwent upper gastrointestinal endoscopy with gastric and duodenal biopsies...
2017: Przegla̜d Gastroenterologiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223728/levothyroxine-therapy-and-impaired-clearance-are-the-strongest-contributors-to-small-intestinal-bacterial-overgrowth-results-of-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#13
Thorsten Brechmann, Andre Sperlbaum, Wolff Schmiegel
AIM: To identify a set of contributors, and weight and rank them on a pathophysiological basis. METHODS: Patients who have undergone a lactulose or glucose hydrogen breath test to rule out small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) for various clinical symptoms, including diarrhoea, weight loss, abdominal pain, cramping or bloating, were seen as eligible for inclusion in a retrospective single-centre study. Clinical data such as co-morbidities, medication, laboratory parameters and other possible risk factors have been identified from the electronic data system...
February 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212436/antibody-deficiency-in-patients-with-frequent-exacerbations-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd
#14
Brian N McCullagh, Alejandro P Comellas, Zuhair K Ballas, John D Newell, M Bridget Zimmerman, Antoine E Azar
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is the third leading cause of death in the US, and is associated with periodic exacerbations, which account for the largest proportion of health care utilization, and lead to significant morbidity, mortality, and worsening lung function. A subset of patients with COPD have frequent exacerbations, occurring 2 or more times per year. Despite many interventions to reduce COPD exacerbations, there is a significant lack of knowledge in regards to their mechanisms and predisposing factors...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188711/-clinical-symptoms-in-iga-deficiency
#15
Flavio Augusto De Oliveira-Serra, Tainá Mosca, Maria da Conceição Santos de Menezes, Wilma Carvalho-Neves Forte
BACKGROUND: IgA deficiency is the most common primary immunodeficiency. Early diagnosis and clinical follow-up may improve the quality of life of patients with IgA deficiency. To this end, IgA deficiency should be further studied and better understood on its clinical manifestations. OBJECTIVE: To determine IgA deficiency clinical manifestations. METHODS: Cross-sectional, retrospective, exploratory study, where the medical records of 39 patients with IgA deficiency were analyzed...
January 2017: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162005/the-clinical-significance-of-complete-class-switching-defect-in-ataxia-telangiectasia-patients
#16
Saleh Ghiasy, Leila Parvaneh, Gholamreza Azizi, Ghazal Sadri, Majid Zaki Dizaji, Hassan Abolhassani, Asghar Aghamohammadi
OBJECTIVES: Ataxia telangiectasia (AT) is a primary immunodeficiency associated with recurrent infections. We aimed to investigate clinical and immunological classification in AT patients who suffer from a different spectrum of humoral immune defects. METHODS: AT patients were categorized according to the ability of class switching and patients with hyper IgM (HIgM) profile were defined as class switching defect (CSD). RESULTS: Serum immunoglobulin profile in 66 AT patients showed normal immunoglobulin level (22...
February 4, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090187/recurrent-intestinal-obstruction-in-a-patient-with-selective-iga-deficiency
#17
Chee-Kin Hui
A 32 year old woman presented with acute onset of abdominal pain and fever. An urgent computerised tomography (CT) of the whole abdomen showed dilated loop at the terminal ileum in the right lower abdomen with thickening of the wall and oedema. The CT was suggestive of distal small bowel obstruction at the ileum with surrounding wall oedema. Multiple biopsies taken from the terminal ileum and colon on colonoscopy were all unremarkable. She represented one-year later with a recurrence of intestinal obstruction...
November 2016: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences: MJMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079608/mortality-and-differential-diagnoses-of-villous-atrophy-without-coeliac-antibodies
#18
Annalisa Schiepatti, Federico Biagi, Giacomo Fraternale, Claudia Vattiato, Davide Balduzzi, Simona Agazzi, Claudia Alpini, Catherine Klersy, Gino R Corazza
OBJECTIVE: Villous atrophy (VA) of the small bowel is mainly related to coeliac disease (CD), whose diagnosis is made on the basis of positive endomysial/tissue transglutaminase antibodies while on a gluten-containing diet in the vast majority of patients. However, VA can also occur in other conditions whose epidemiology is little known. Our aim was to study the epidemiology and clinical features of these rare enteropathies. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Clinical and laboratory data of all the patients with VA directly diagnosed in our centre in the last 15 years were collected and statistically analysed...
January 11, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052804/prevalence-of-dermatologic-diseases-among-patients-with-selective-immunoglobulin-a-deficiency
#19
Eli Magen, Atheer Masalha, Dan Andrei Waitman, Natan Kahan, Igor Viner, Leonora Klassov, Daniel Vardy
BACKGROUND: There are no published large-scale epidemiologic studies regarding the prevalence of skin diseases in patients with selective immunoglobulin A (IgA) deficiency (sIgAD). The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of dermatological diseases in patients with sIgAD. METHODS: This retrospective matched case-control study was based on data from the Leumit Healthcare Services data base (approximately 725,000 residents of Israel), which was searched for all subjects aged ≥12 years who had undergone serum total IgA measurements during 2004-14 for any reason...
January 1, 2017: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940199/nodular-lymphoid-hyperplasia-complicated-with-ileal-burkitt-s-lymphoma-in-an-adult-patient-with-selective-iga-deficiency
#20
Toni Hanich, Ljiljana Majnarić, Dragan Janković, Šefket Šabanović, Aleksandar Včev
INTRODUCTION: Primary lymphomas of the small intestine are rare. Burkitt's lymphoma (BL) occurs sporadically in adults. Nodular lymphoid hyperplasia (NLH) is a rare disorder characterized by diffuse nodular lesions, which represent hyperplastic lymphoid follicles, and it is often associated with immunodeficiency syndromes. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present a 38-year-old male patient in a state of surgical emergency, suspected of Crohn's disease, who had an unusual combination of NLH and BL of the proximal ileum...
November 22, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
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