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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159879/new-insights-into-pemphigoid-diseases
#1
Frank Antonicelli, Ralf J Ludwig
Pemphigus and pemphigoid diseases are organ-specific autoimmune blistering diseases (AIBD), characterized and caused by autoantibodies to structural components of the skin (1). The autoantigens targeted in pemphigus are desmoglein 1 and 3, two proteins of the desmosomal structure, while the autoantigens in pemphigoid diseases (PD) are components of the basal membrane. For example, bullous pemphigoid (BP), the most frequent PD is characterized by autoantibodies against type XVII collagen (COL17, BP180) and BP230, and epidermolysis bullosa acquisita (EBA) is caused by autoantibodies against type VII collagen (COL7)...
November 21, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156741/screening-epitopes-on-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-autoantigens-with-a-peptide-array
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Lin Wang, Chenjun Hao, Yongqiu Deng, Yanbo Liu, Shiliang Hu, Yangang Peng, Manna He, Jinhu Fu, Ming Liu, Jia Chen, Xiaoming Chen
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a common autoimmune disease. Many autoantibodies are closely associated with SLE. However, the specific epitopes recognized and bound by these autoantibodies are still unclear. This study screened the binding epitopes of SLE-related autoantibodies using a high-throughput screening method. Epitope prediction on 12 SLE-related autoantigens was performed using the Immune Epitope Database and Analysis Resource (IEDB) software. The predicted epitopes were synthesized into peptides and developed into a peptide array...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152726/autoantibodies-to-full-body-vascular-cell-junctions-colocalize-with-myzap-arvcf-desmoplakins-i-and-ii-and-p0071-in-endemic-pemphigus-in-colombia-south-america
#3
Ana M Abreu Velez, Hong Yi, Gunnar Warfvinge, Michael S Howard
BACKGROUND: We previously described a new variant of endemic pemphigus foliaceus in El Bagre, Colombia (El Bagre-EPF). METHODS: Here we aimed to investigate disease autoreactivity to vessels in all body organs/systems. We compared 57 patients and 57 controls from the endemic area, matched by demographics, age, sex, and work activity. We performed immunofluorescence, immunohistochemistry, confocal microscopy, immunoblotting, indirect immune electron microscopy studies, and autometallographic studies...
November 20, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149821/statins-therapy-for-connective-tissue-diseases-new-therapeutic-opportunities
#4
Przemyslaw J Kotyla, Eugene J Kucharz
Background and Objective Statins, 3-hydroxyl-3-methyl-glutharyl Coenzyme A reductase inhibitors showed their therapeutic potential in the treatment of atherosclerosis-related diseases. Recently, the properties of statins, separate from their lipid lowering activity have attracted much attention. These properties that cover a wide area of physiopathological activities including cell maturation, immune response regulation, tissue fibrosis, endothelial activity and are called pleiotropic activity. Many in vitro studies demonstrated significant, statins-dependent regulation of immune system reactivity, reduction of pro-inflammatory and pro-fibrotic cytokines as well as suppression of endothelial activity and damage...
November 15, 2017: Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128985/resection-of-melanocytic-nevi-as-a-potential-treatment-of-anti-nmdar-encephalitis-patients-without-tumor-report-of-three-cases
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Hexiang Yin, Chenyu Zhu, Haitao Ren, Xunzhe Yang, Bin Peng, Liying Cui, Tao Qu, Hongzhi Guan
The most common underlying tumor associated with anti-N-methyl D-aspartate-receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis is ovarian teratoma. Resection of the underlying tumor may decrease exposure of autoantigen and make for faster response of immunotherapy and less relapse frequency. Similar to teratoma, expression of NMDAR in human epidermal melanocytes was suspected recently. The dense melanocytes in melanocytic nevus may serve as potential autoantigens and are prone to increase relapse frequency in the tumor-negative patients...
November 11, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127360/a-mouse-model-of-autoimmune-cholangitis-via-syngeneic-bile-duct-protein-immunization
#6
Wen-Tao Ma, Qing-Zhi Liu, Jing-Bo Yang, Yan-Qing Yang, Zhi-Bin Zhao, Hong-Di Ma, M Eric Gershwin, Zhe-Xiong Lian
Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is an autoimmune liver disease characterized by the destruction of interlobular biliary ductules, which progressively leads to cholestasis, hepatic fibrosis, cirrhosis, and eventually liver failure. Several mouse models have been used to clarify the pathogenesis of PBC and are generally considered reflective of an autoimmune cholangitis. Most models focus on issues of molecular mimicry between the E2 subunit of the pyruvate dehydrogenase complex (PDC-E2), the major mitochondrial autoantigen of PBC and xenobiotic cross reactive chemicals...
November 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127146/cutting-edge-processing-of-oxidized-peptides-in-macrophages-regulates-t-cell-activation-and-development-of-autoimmune-arthritis
#7
Min Yang, Claus Haase, Johan Viljanen, Bingze Xu, Changrong Ge, Jan Kihlberg, Rikard Holmdahl
APCs are known to produce NADPH oxidase (NOX) 2-derived reactive oxygen species; however, whether and how NOX2-mediated oxidation affects redox-sensitive immunogenic peptides remains elusive. In this study, we investigated a major immunogenic peptide in glucose-6-phosphate isomerase (G6PI), a potential autoantigen in rheumatoid arthritis, which can form internal disulfide bonds. Ag presentation assays showed that presentation of this G6PI peptide was more efficient in NOX2-deficient (Ncf1(m1J/m1J) mutant) mice, compared with wild-type controls...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126817/serum-anti-pla2r-antibody-as-a-diagnostic-biomarker-of-idiopathic-membranous-nephropathy-the-optimal-cut-off-value-for-chinese-patients
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Yipeng Liu, Xuan Li, Chaoqun Ma, Ping Wang, Ju Liu, Hong Su, Hao Zhuo, Xianglei Kong, Dayu Xu, Dongmei Xu
BACKGROUND: The M-type phospholipase A2 receptor (PLA2R) is a specific target autoantigen identified in idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN). The autoantibody against PLA2R (anti-PLA2R) may be used to diagnose IMN. However, the appropriate diagnosis cut-off value for Chinese patients with IMN has not been established. METHODS: In total, 119 patients who underwent renal biopsy (57 patients with IMN and 62 patients with non-IMN glomerulonephritis) and 22 healthy individuals were recruited for our observation study from Qianfoshan Hospital between September 2011 and March 2016...
November 7, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125655/25-hydroxyvitamin-d-autoantigenic-and-total-antibody-concentrations-results-from-a-danish-case-control-study-of-newly-diagnosed-patients-with-childhood-type-1-diabetes-and-their-healthy-siblings
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Steffen Ullitz Thorsen, Christian B Pipper, Jesper Johannesen, Henrik Bindesbøl Mortensen, Flemming Pociot, Jannet Svensson
BACKGROUND: B cells have recently entered the stage as an important accessory player in type 1 diabetes (T1D) etiopathogenesis. Experimental studies suggest regulatory functions of vitamin D on B cells. However, only a few human studies, with considerable methodological limitations, have been conducted within this field. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to investigate if higher 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentrations were inversely associated with β-cell autoantigens glutamic acid decarboxylase (isoform 65) (GADA) and insulinoma associated antigen-2A (IA-2A)...
November 10, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123516/avidity-and-bystander-suppressive-capacity-of-human-regulatory-t-cells-expressing-de-novo-autoreactive-t-cell-receptors-in-type-1-diabetes
#10
Wen-I Yeh, Howard R Seay, Brittney Newby, Amanda L Posgai, Filipa Botelho Moniz, Aaron Michels, Clayton E Mathews, Jeffrey A Bluestone, Todd M Brusko
The ability to alter antigen specificity by T-cell receptor (TCR) or chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) gene transfer has facilitated personalized cellular immune therapies in cancer. Inversely, this approach can be harnessed in autoimmune settings to attenuate inflammation by redirecting the specificity of regulatory T cells (Tregs). Herein, we demonstrate efficient protocols for lentiviral gene transfer of TCRs that recognize type 1 diabetes-related autoantigens with the goal of tissue-targeted induction of antigen-specific tolerance to halt β-cell destruction...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116459/neonatal-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-syndrome-a-comprehensive-review
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Federica Vanoni, Sebastiano A G Lava, Emilio F Fossali, Riccardo Cavalli, Giacomo D Simonetti, Mario G Bianchetti, Marie-Ange Bozzini, Carlo Agostoni, Gregorio P Milani
Neonatal lupus erythematosus is an uncommon syndrome, which is caused by transplacental passage of maternal autoantibodies to Sjögren's syndrome A or B autoantigens. The clinical presentation includes distinctive cutaneous lesions resembling those seen in systemic lupus erythematosus, hepatobiliary disease, and cytopenias, which disappear with the clearance of maternal autoantibodies. The most severe presentation is a total atrioventricular heart block, which begins during the second trimester of gestation and is irreversible...
November 8, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114087/the-cooling-compound-icilin-attenuates-autoimmune-neuroinflammation-through-modulation-of-the-t-cell-response
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Benjamin W Ewanchuk, Euan R O Allan, Amy L Warren, Rithwik Ramachandran, Robin M Yates
The synthetic supercooling drug, icilin, and its primary receptor target, the cation channel transient receptor potential (TRP) melastatin-8 (TRPM8), have been described as potent negative regulators of inflammation in the colon. The aim of this study was to determine whether the anti-inflammatory action of icilin could potentially be used to treat autoimmune neuroinflammatory disorders, such as multiple sclerosis (MS). During experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE)-a CD4(+) T cell-driven murine model of MS-we found that both wild-type (WT) and TRPM8-deficient EAE mice were protected from disease progression during icilin treatment, as evidenced by delays in clinical onset and reductions in neuroinflammation...
November 7, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114041/phospholipase-a2-receptor-1-epitope-spreading-at-baseline-predicts-reduced-likelihood-of-remission-of-membranous-nephropathy
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Barbara Seitz-Polski, Hanna Debiec, Alexandra Rousseau, Karine Dahan, Christelle Zaghrini, Christine Payré, Vincent L M Esnault, Gérard Lambeau, Pierre Ronco
The phospholipase A2 receptor (PLA2R1) is the major autoantigen in primary membranous nephropathy. Several PLA2R1 epitopes have been characterized, and a retrospective study identified PLA2R1 epitope spreading as a potential indicator of poor prognosis. Here, we analyzed the predictive value of anti-PLA2R1 antibody (PLA2R1-Ab) titers and epitope spreading in a prospective cohort of 58 patients positive for PLA2R1-Ab randomly allocated to rituximab (n=29) or antiproteinuric therapy alone (n=29). At baseline, the epitope profile (CysR, CysRC1, CysRC7, or CysRC1C7) did not correlate with age, sex, time from diagnosis, proteinuria, or serum albumin, but epitope spreading strongly correlated with PLA2R1-Ab titer (P<0...
November 7, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109527/the-rna-binding-protein-la-ss-b-promotes-rig-i-mediated-type-i-and-type-iii-ifn-responses-following-sendai-viral-infection
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Rebecca Mahony, Lindsay Broadbent, Jacen S Maier-Moore, Ultan F Power, Caroline A Jefferies
La/SS-B (or La) is a 48 kDa RNA-binding protein and an autoantigen in autoimmune disorders such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and Sjögren's syndrome (SS). La involvement in regulating the type I interferon (IFN) response is controversial - acting through both positive and negative regulatory mechanisms; inhibiting the IFN response and enhancing viral growth, or directly inhibiting viral replication. We therefore sought to clarify how La regulates IFN production in response to viral infection. ShRNA knockdown of La in HEK 293 T cells increased Sendai virus infection efficiency, decreased IFN-β, IFN-λ1, and interferon-stimulated chemokine gene expression...
November 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109267/protein-engineering-of-the-chemokine-ccl20-prevents-psoriasiform-dermatitis-in-an-il-23-dependent-murine-model
#15
A E Getschman, Y Imai, O Larsen, F C Peterson, X Wu, M M Rosenkilde, S T Hwang, B F Volkman
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease characterized by the infiltration of T cell and other immune cells to the skin in response to injury or autoantigens. Conventional, as well as unconventional, γδ T cells are recruited to the dermis and epidermis by CCL20 and other chemokines. Together with its receptor CCR6, CCL20 plays a critical role in the development of psoriasiform dermatitis in mouse models. We screened a panel of CCL20 variants designed to form dimers stabilized by intermolecular disulfide bonds...
November 6, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105068/activation-of-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cells-by-apoptotic-particles-mechanism-for-the-loss-of-immunologic-tolerance-in-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
#16
Mari Ainola, Pauliina Porola, Yuya Takakubo, Beata Przybyla, Vesa-Petteri Kouri, Tuomas Aleksi Tolvanen, Arno Hänninen, Dan Christian Nordström
Sjögren's syndrome (SS) is a common autoimmune disease targeting salivary and lacrimal glands. It is strongly female-dominant characterized by low estrogen levels combined with a local intracrine dihydrotestosterone defect. We hypothesized that these hormonal deficits lead to increased apoptosis of the epithelial cells and plasmacytoid dendritic cell (pDC) mediated pro-inflammatory host responses. Expression of Toll-like receptors (TLRs) 7 and 9 and cytokine profile was studied in pDCs treated with apoptotic particles collected in consecutive centrifugation steps of media from apoptotic cells...
November 4, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100671/-nettling-the-host-breaking-of-tolerance-in-chronic-inflammation-and-chronic-infection
#17
REVIEW
Sladjana Skopelja-Gardner, Jonathan D Jones, William F C Rigby
How and why we break tolerance to self-proteins still remains a largely unanswered question. Neutrophils have been identified as a rich source of autoantigens in a wide array of autoimmune diseases that arise as a consequence of different environmental and genetic factors, e.g. rheumatoid arthritis (RA), lupus, vasculitis, cystic fibrosis (CF) etc. Specifically, neutrophil extracellular trap (NET) formation has been identified as a link between innate and adaptive immune responses in autoimmunity. Autoantigens including neutrophil granular proteins (targeted by anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies, ANCA) as well as post-translationally modified proteins, i...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099758/the-hypothalamic-pituitary-axis-and-autoantibody-related-disorders
#18
REVIEW
Cristina Cocco, Carla Brancia, Giulia Corda, Gian-Luca Ferri
This review summarized different studies reporting the presence of autoantibodies reacting against cells of the pituitary (APAs) and/or hypothalamus (AHAs). Both APAs and AHAs have been revealed through immunofluorescence using different kinds of substrates. Autoantibodies against gonadotropic cells were mainly found in patients affected by cryptorchidism and hypogonadotropic hypogonadism while those against prolactin cells were found in different kinds of patients, the majority without pituitary abnormalities...
November 3, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099039/cytokine-signaling-in-multiple-sclerosis-and-its-therapeutic-applications
#19
REVIEW
Pushpalatha Palle, Kelly L Monaghan, Sarah M Milne, Edwin C K Wan
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the most common neurological disorders in young adults. The etiology of MS is not known but it is widely accepted that it is autoimmune in nature. Disease onset is believed to be initiated by the activation of CD4+ T cells that target autoantigens of the central nervous system (CNS) and their infiltration into the CNS, followed by the expansion of local and infiltrated peripheral effector myeloid cells that create an inflammatory milieu within the CNS, which ultimately lead to tissue damage and demyelination...
October 13, 2017: Medical Sciences: Open Access Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097624/dnaj-homolog-subfamily-b-member-9-is-a-putative-autoantigen-in-fibrillary-gn
#20
Nicole K Andeen, Han-Yin Yang, Dao-Fu Dai, Michael J MacCoss, Kelly D Smith
Fibrillary GN is a rare form of GN of uncertain pathogenesis that is characterized by the glomerular accumulation of randomly arranged, nonbranching fibrils (12-24 nm) composed of Ig and complement proteins. In this study, we used mass spectrometry to comprehensively define the glomerular proteome in fibrillary GN compared with that in controls and nonfibrillary GN renal diseases. We isolated glomeruli from formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded biopsy specimens using laser capture microdissection and analyzed them with liquid chromatography and data-dependent tandem mass spectrometry...
November 2, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
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