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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979702/chikusetsu-saponin-iva-attenuates-isoflurane-induced-neurotoxicity-and-cognitive-deficits-via-sirt1-erk1-2-in-developmental-rats
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Xi Fang, Qiang Han, Shiyong Li, Yilin Zhao, Ailin Luo
Inhalation anesthetics isoflurane may increase the risk of neurotoxicity and cognitive deficiency at postnatal and childhood. Chikusetsu saponin IVa (chIV) is a plant extract compound, which could possessed extensive pharmacological actions of central nervous system, cardia-cerebrovascular system, immunologic system and treatment and prevention of tumor. In our study, we investigated the neuroprotective effect of chIV on isoflurane-induced hippocampal neurotoxicity and cognitive function impairment in neonatal rats...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969684/group-b-streptococcus-gbs-is-an-important-pathogen-in-human-disease-but-what-about-in-cystic-fibrosis
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Kate Skolnik, Austin Nguyen, Christina S Thornton, Barbara Waddell, Tyler Williamson, Harvey R Rabin, Michael D Parkins
BACKGROUND: Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a common commensal capable of causing severe invasive infections. Most GBS infections occur in neonates (often as pneumonia). GBS can also cause infection in adults with diabetes and other immunological impairments but rarely leads to pneumonia in adults. GBS has occasionally been found in the sputum of Cystic Fibrosis (CF) patients, an inherited condition known for progressive lung disease. However, the epidemiology and clinical significance of GBS in CF are not understood...
October 2, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963455/effects-of-bacillus-calmette-gu%C3%A3-rin-bcg-vaccination-at-birth-on-t-and-b-lymphocyte-subsets-results-from-a-clinical-randomized-trial
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Nina Marie Birk, Thomas Nørrelykke Nissen, Jesper Kjærgaard, Hans Jacob Hartling, Lisbeth Marianne Thøstesen, Poul-Erik Kofoed, Lone Graff Stensballe, Andreas Andersen, Ole Pryds, Mihai G Netea, Christine Stabell Benn, Susanne Dam Nielsen, Dorthe Lisbeth Jeppesen
The Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine (BCG) has been associated with beneficial non-specific effects (NSEs) on infant health. Within a randomized trial on the effect of neonatal BCG on overall health, we investigated the possible immunological impact of neonatal BCG vaccination on lymphocyte subsets, determined by flow cytometry. In 118 infants blood samples were obtained 4 (±2) days post randomization to BCG vaccination or no intervention, and at 3 and 13 months of age. No effects of BCG were found at 4 days...
September 29, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962920/allergy-and-immunology-in-africa-challenges-and-unmet-needs
#4
Yehia M El-Gamal, Elham M Hossny, Zeinab A El-Sayed, Shereen M Reda
The tremendous increase in allergy in the African continent cannot simply be explained by the change in public hygiene. There are many "prehygiene" communities with sewage-contaminated water supplies, helminth infestations, bare footedness, and poor housing, and still there is a high prevalence of allergic disease. Africans can be exposed to many risk factors facilitating severe asthma and wheezing, including airborne viruses, smoke, indoor dampness, cockroaches, and poor access to health care. Although the reporting on food allergy is inadequate to perform systematic reviews or meta-analyses, the available data suggest that food allergy is underdiagnosed...
September 26, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947540/in-utero-exposure-to-histological-chorioamnionitis-primes-the-exometabolomic-profiles-of-preterm-cd4-t-lymphocytes
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Poojitha Matta, Stacy D Sherrod, Christina C Marasco, Daniel J Moore, John A McLean, Joern-Hendrik Weitkamp
Histological chorioamnionitis (HCA) is an intrauterine inflammatory condition that increases the risk for preterm birth, death, and disability because of persistent systemic and localized inflammation. The immunological mechanisms sustaining this response in the preterm newborn remain unclear. We sought to determine the consequences of HCA exposure on the fetal CD4(+) T lymphocyte exometabolome. We cultured naive CD4(+) T lymphocytes from HCA-positive and -negative preterm infants matched for gestational age, sex, race, prenatal steroid exposure, and delivery mode...
September 25, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918659/ureaplasma-associated-prenatal-perinatal-and-neonatal-morbidities
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Christine Silwedel, Christian P Speer, Kirsten Glaser
Ureaplasma species (spp.) have been acknowledged as major causative pathogens in chorioamnionitis and prematurity, but may also contribute to key morbidities in preterm infants. Several epidemiological and experimental data indicate an association of neonatal Ureaplasma colonization and/or infection with bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Furthermore, a potential causal relation with other inflammation-induced morbidities, such as intraventricular hemorrhage, white matter injury, necrotizing enterocolitis, and retinopathy of prematurity, has been debated...
November 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893638/innate-immune-responses-play-a-key-role-in-controlling-infection-of-the-intestinal-epithelium-by-cryptosporidium
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REVIEW
Fabrice Laurent, Sonia Lacroix-Lamandé
Cryptosporidium infection leads to acute diarrhea worldwide. The development of cryptosporidiosis is closely related to the immune status of its host, affecting primarily young ruminants, infants, and immunocompromised individuals. In recent years, several studies have improved our knowledge on the immune mechanisms responsible for the control of the acute phase of the infection and have highlighted the importance of innate immunity. The parasite develops in the apical side of intestinal epithelial cells, giving these cells a central role, as they are both the exclusive host cell for replication of the parasite and participate in the protective immune response...
October 2017: International Journal for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878297/role-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-gata3-in-the-inhibition-of-lysyl-oxidase-by-il-1%C3%AE-in-human-amnion-fibroblasts
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Chuyue Zhang, Wangsheng Wang, Chao Liu, Jiangwen Lu, Kang Sun
Preterm premature rupture of membranes (pPROM) accounts for one third of preterm births, a leading cause of neonatal death. Understanding the mechanism of membrane rupture is thus of clinical significance in the prevention of preterm birth. Parturition at both term and preterm is associated with increased abundance of proinflammatory cytokines in the fetal membranes regardless of the presence of infection, which is believed to induce rupture of membranes through activation of the matrix metalloproteinases. It remains unknown whether there are any alternative mechanisms underpinning proinflammatory cytokine-induced rupture of membranes...
September 7, 2017: Immunology and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878017/structural-basis-for-ph-insensitive-inhibition-of-immunoglobulin-g-recycling-by-an-anti-neonatal-fc-receptor-antibody
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Jon A Kenniston, Brandy M Taylor, Gregory P Conley, Janja Cosic, Kris J Kopacz, Allison P Lindberg, Stephen R Comeau, Kateri Atkins, Jameson Bullen, Christopher TenHoor, Burt A Adelman, Daniel J Sexton, Thomas E Edwards, Andrew E Nixon
The neonatal Fc receptor FcRn plays a critical role in the trafficking of immunoglobulins (IgGs) across tissue barriers and in retaining high circulating concentrations of both IgG and albumin. Although generally beneficial in maintaining IgG populations from an immunological perspective, FcRn can contribute to the pathogenesis of autoimmune disorders when an abnormal immune response targets normal biological components. We previously described a monoclonal antibody (DX-2507) that binds to FcRn with high affinity at neutral and acidic pH, prevents the simultaneous binding of IgG, and reduces circulating IgG levels in preclinical animal models...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827481/breast-milk-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-is-associated-with-neonatal-gut-microbial-composition
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Alexandra R Sitarik, Kevin R Bobbitt, Suzanne L Havstad, Kei E Fujimura, Albert M Levin, Edward M Zoratti, Haejin Kim, Kimberley J Woodcroft, Ganesa Wegienka, Dennis R Ownby, Christine L M Joseph, Susan V Lynch, Christine C Johnson
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Breast milk is a complex bioactive fluid that varies across numerous maternal and environmental conditions. Although breast-feeding is known to affect neonatal gut microbiome, the milk components responsible for this effect are not well-characterized. Given the wide range of immunological activity breast milk cytokines engage in, we investigated 3 essential breast milk cytokines and their association with early life gut microbiota. METHODS: A total of 52 maternal-child pairs were drawn from a racially diverse birth cohort based in Detroit, Michigan...
September 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815406/successful-management-of-a-hydropic-fetus-with-severe-anemia-and-thrombocytopenia-caused-by-anti-cd36-antibody
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Xiuzhang Xu, Lin Li, Wenjie Xia, Haoqiang Ding, Dawei Chen, Jing Liu, Jing Deng, Yangkai Chen, Zhiming He, Jiali Wang, Yuan Shao, Sentot Santoso, Xin Ye, Qun Fang
Cases of CD36 deficiency are not rare in Asian populations, foetal and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (FNAIT) caused by anti-CD36 isoantibodies appears more frequent than other HPA alloantibodies. However, little is known about the treatment of anti-CD36 mediated FNAIT in this region. A Chinese male foetus, whose mother had a history of multiple intrauterine foetal demise and/or hydrops, was diagnosed with severe FNAIT at 27 weeks of gestational age. Immunological analysis revealed total absence of CD36 on platelets and monocytes from mother, caused by a 329-330delAC mutation of the CD36 gene...
August 16, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802077/helicobacter-pylori-and-its-secreted-immunomodulator-vaca-protect-against-anaphylaxis-in-experimental-models-of-food-allergy
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A Kyburz, S Urban, A Altobelli, S Floess, J Huehn, T L Cover, A Müller
BACKGROUND: Food allergy is an increasingly common health problem in Western populations. Epidemiological studies have suggested both positive and negative associations between food allergy and infection with the gastric bacterium Helicobacter pylori. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this work was to investigate whether experimental infection with H. pylori, or prophylactic treatment with H. pylori-derived immunomodulatory molecules, affects the onset and severity of food allergy, either positively or negatively...
October 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798335/cd71-erythroid-suppressor-cells-impair-adaptive-immunity-against-bordetella-pertussis
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Afshin Namdar, Petya Koleva, Shima Shahbaz, Stacy Strom, Volker Gerdts, Shokrollah Elahi
Infant's immune system cannot control infection or respond to vaccination as efficiently as older individuals, a phenomenon that has been attributed to immunological immaturity. Recently, we challenged this notion and proposed the presence of actively immunosuppressive and physiologically enriched CD71(+) erythroid cells in neonates. Here we utilized Bordetella pertussis, a common neonatal respiratory tract pathogen, as a proof of concept to investigate the role of these cells in adaptive immunity. We observed that CD71(+) cells have distinctive immunosuppressive properties and prevent recruitment of immune cells to the mucosal site of infection...
August 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797204/immunologic-biomarkers-for-diagnostic-of-early-onset-neonatal-sepsis
#14
Mohammad Yousef Memar, Naser Alizadeh, Mojtaba Varshochi, Hossein Samadi Kafil
Accurate identification of early onset neonatal sepsis (EOS) is challenging. Blood culture has been considered as a gold standard method but the identification of EOS is intricate by a high false-negative results. This review provides an overview of biomarkers as indicators for the diagnosis of EOS. There is an affluence of studies appraising diagnostic indicators in the identification of EOS. Acute-phase reactants, cytokines and cell surface antigens have been investigated as indicators for EOS, but none of them are presently in routine clinical setting...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774548/safety-and-efficiency-of-oocyte-vitrification
#15
REVIEW
Neelke De Munck, Gábor Vajta
As the oocyte is the starting point for a new life, artificial reproductive technology (ART) techniques should not affect the (ultra) structural and functional integrity, or the developmental competence. Oocyte vitrification -one of the most significant achievements in human ART during the past decade- should therefore be a safe and efficient technique. This review discusses the principles and developments of the existing and future techniques, applications possibilities and safety concerns. The broad range of vitrification media and devices that are currently available, show differences in their effects on the oocyte ultrastructure and preimplantation development...
October 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702025/cellular-and-molecular-defects-underlying-invasive-fungal-infections-revelations-from-endemic-mycoses
#16
REVIEW
Pamela P Lee, Yu-Lung Lau
The global burden of fungal diseases has been increasing, as a result of the expanding number of susceptible individuals including people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hematopoietic stem cell or organ transplant recipients, patients with malignancies or immunological conditions receiving immunosuppressive treatment, premature neonates, and the elderly. Opportunistic fungal pathogens such as Aspergillus, Candida, Cryptococcus, Rhizopus, and Pneumocystis jiroveci are distributed worldwide and constitute the majority of invasive fungal infections (IFIs)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686909/unraveling-the-role-of-maternal-anti-hla-class-i-antibodies-in-fetal-and-neonatal-thrombocytopenia-antibody-specificity-analysis-using-epitope-data
#17
Jesper Dahl, Erle Refsum, Maria Therese Ahlen, Torstein Egeland, Tore Jensen, Marte K Viken, Tor Brynjar Stuge, Ganesh Acharya, Anne Husebekk, Bjørn Skogen, Heidi Tiller
Anti-HLA class I antibodies have been suggested as a possible cause of fetal and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (FNAIT). The aim of this study was to characterize maternal anti-HLA class I alloantibodies in suspected cases of FNAIT. The study population consisted of all nationwide referrals of neonates with suspected FNAIT to the National Unit for Platelet Immunology in Tromsø, Norway, during 1998-2009 (cases), and 250 unselected pregnancies originally included in a prospective study (controls). Inclusion criterion was a positive screening for maternal anti-HLA class I antibodies...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680463/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-herpes-simplex-1-virus-infection-in-pregnancy
#18
REVIEW
Rachel Lee, Manju Nair
A nulliparous woman presented at 21 weeks' gestation with a 72-h history of a rash on her left arm. Initially isolated to the forearm, it had quickly spread, becoming multiple itchy fluid-filled blisters. Blood tests showed mild neutrophilia and raised CRP. Skin swabs demonstrated the presence of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1) DNA. There was no history of previous HSV1 exposure. There is scant literature on uncomplicated cutaneous HSV1 since the majority is oral/genital. The incidence of transmission varies and is dependent on site of infection and immunological status...
June 2017: Obstetric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677152/significant-augmentation-of-regulatory-t-cell-numbers-occurs-during-the-early-neonatal-period
#19
S Hayakawa, N Ohno, S Okada, M Kobayashi
Regulatory T cells (Tregs ) control immune responses by suppressing various inflammatory cells. Tregs in newborn babies may play an important role in preventing excessive immune responses during their environmental change. We examined the number and phenotype of Tregs during the neonatal period in 49 newborn babies. Tregs were characterized by flow cytometry using cord blood (CB) and peripheral blood (PB) from the early (7-8 days after birth) and late (2-4 weeks after birth) neonatal periods. CD4(+) forkhead box protein 3 (FoxP3(+) ) T cells were classified into resting Tregs (CD45RA(+) FoxP3(low) ), activated Tregs (CD45RA(-) FoxP3(high) ) and newly activated T cells (CD45RA(-) FoxP3(low) )...
November 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673503/-thirty-years-of-platelet-immunology-in-fetal-and-neonatal-alloimmune-thrombocytopenia-management-current-situation
#20
R Petermann
Fetal and neonatal allo-immune thrombocytopenia (FNAIT) is considered as a rare disease due to the incidence (1/1000-1/2000 births). The major complication of severe thrombocytopenia is bleeding and particularly intra-cranial hemorrhage and neurologic sequelae following. Serology and molecular biology developments have reconfigured the platelet immunology diagnosis. Anti-HPA-1a allo-immunisation is responsible for more than 80% FNAIT cases with a high recurrence rate of severe bleeding complications. Therapeutic management has changed over the coming years from an invasive concept associating fetal blood sampling and in utero platelet transfusion to a non invasive treatment by intravenous immunoglobulins injection (IVIg)...
June 30, 2017: Transfusion Clinique et Biologique: Journal de la Société Française de Transfusion Sanguine
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