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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927558/acute-leukemia-is-associated-with-cardiac-alterations-before-chemotherapy
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Bruna Morhy Borges Leal Assuncao, Mark D Handschumacher, Andrew M Brunner, Evin Yucel, Philipp E Bartko, Kai-Hung Cheng, Orlando Campos, Amir T Fathi, Timothy C Tan, Marielle Scherrer-Crosbie
BACKGROUND: Patients with acute leukemia (AL) have a higher rate of congestive heart failure than patients with other cancers. AL may predispose to cardiac dysfunction before chemotherapy because of high cytokine release or direct leukemic myocardial infiltration. The aims of this study were to evaluate whether AL is associated with abnormalities of myocardial structure and function before chemotherapy and to identify possible risk factors associated with these myocardial changes. METHODS: Using an echocardiographic database, 76 patients with AL and 76 patients without cancer matched for age, gender, hypertension, and the presence of diabetes were retrospectively selected...
September 15, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915326/adaptive-immunity-and-metabolic-health-harmony-becomes-dissonant-in-obesity-and-aging
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Leena P Bharath, Blanche C Ip, Barbara S Nikolajczyk
Adipose tissue (AT) is the primary energy reservoir organ, and thereby plays a critical role in energy homeostasis and regulation of metabolism. AT expands in response to chronic overnutrition or aging and becomes a major source of inflammation that has marked influence on systemic metabolism. The chronic, sterile inflammation that occurs in the AT during the development of obesity or in aging contributes to onset of devastating diseases such as insulin resistance, diabetes, and cardiovascular pathologies. Numerous studies have shown that inflammation in the visceral AT of humans and animals is a critical trigger for the development of metabolic syndrome...
September 12, 2017: Comprehensive Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912780/inflammatory-markers-for-arterial-stiffness-in-cardiovascular-diseases
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REVIEW
Ioana Mozos, Clemens Malainer, Jarosław Horbańczuk, Cristina Gug, Dana Stoian, Constantin Tudor Luca, Atanas G Atanasov
Arterial stiffness predicts an increased risk of cardiovascular events. Inflammation plays a major role in large arteries stiffening, related to atherosclerosis, arteriosclerosis, endothelial dysfunction, smooth muscle cell migration, vascular calcification, increased activity of metalloproteinases, extracellular matrix degradation, oxidative stress, elastolysis, and degradation of collagen. The present paper reviews main mechanisms explaining the crosstalk between inflammation and arterial stiffness and the most common inflammatory markers associated with increased arterial stiffness, considering the most recent clinical and experimental studies...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910364/surge-of-immune-cell-formation-at-birth-differs-by-mode-of-delivery-and-infant-characteristics-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Titus Schlinzig, Stefan Johansson, Olof Stephansson, Lennart Hammarström, Rolf H Zetterström, Ulrika von Döbeln, Sven Cnattingius, Mikael Norman
BACKGROUND: Birth by cesarean section is associated with increased risks of immune disorders. We tested whether establishment of immune function at birth relates to mode of delivery, taking other maternal and infant characteristics into account. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Using a prospectively collected database, we retrieved information on maternal and infant characteristics of 6,014 singleton infants delivered from February to April 2014 in Stockholm, Sweden, with gestational age ≥35 weeks, Apgar scores ≥7, and without congenital malformations or any neonatal morbidity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887632/multipeptide-coupled-nanoparticles-induce-tolerance-in-humanised-hla-transgenic-mice-and-inhibit-diabetogenic-cd8-t-cell-responses-in-type-1-diabetes
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Xinyu Xu, Lingling Bian, Min Shen, Xin Li, Jing Zhu, Shuang Chen, Lei Xiao, Qingqing Zhang, Heng Chen, Kuanfeng Xu, Tao Yang
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Induction of antigen-specific immunological tolerance may provide an attractive immunotherapy in the NOD mouse model but the conditions that lead to the successful translation to human type 1 diabetes are limited. In this study, we covalently linked 500 nm carboxylated polystyrene beads (PSB) with a mixture of immunodominant HLA-A*02:01-restricted epitopes (peptides-PSB) that may have high clinical relevance in humans as they promote immune tolerance; we then investigated the effect of the nanoparticle-peptide complexes on T cell tolerance...
September 8, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883439/t-cells-display-mitochondria-hyperpolarization-in-human-type-1-diabetes
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Jing Chen, Anna V Chernatynskaya, Jian-Wei Li, Matthew R Kimbrell, Richard J Cassidy, Daniel J Perry, Andrew B Muir, Mark A Atkinson, Todd M Brusko, Clayton E Mathews
T lymphocytes constitute a major effector cell population in autoimmune type 1 diabetes. Despite essential functions of mitochondria in regulating activation, proliferation, and apoptosis of T cells, little is known regarding T cell metabolism in the progression of human type 1 diabetes. In this study, we report, using two independent cohorts, that T cells from patients with type 1 diabetes exhibited mitochondrial inner-membrane hyperpolarization (MHP). Increased MHP was a general phenotype observed in T cell subsets irrespective of prior antigen exposure, and was not correlated with HbA1C levels, subject age, or duration of diabetes...
September 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874533/type-1-diabetes-induction-in-humanized-mice
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Shulian Tan, Yang Li, Jinxing Xia, Chun-Hui Jin, Zheng Hu, Gaby Duinkerken, Yuying Li, Mohsen Khosravi Maharlooei, Estefania Chavez, Grace Nauman, Nichole Danzl, Maki Nakayama, Bart O Roep, Megan Sykes, Yong-Guang Yang
There is an urgent and unmet need for humanized in vivo models of type 1 diabetes to study immunopathogenesis and immunotherapy, and in particular antigen-specific therapy. Transfer of patient blood lymphocytes to immunodeficient mice is associated with xenogeneic graft-versus-host reactivity that complicates assessment of autoimmunity. Improved models could identify which human T cells initiate and participate in beta-cell destruction and help define critical target islet autoantigens. We used humanized mice (hu-mice) containing robust human immune repertoires lacking xenogeneic graft-versus-host reactivity to address this question...
September 5, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870552/high-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-is-associated-with-white-matter-hyperintensity-in-a-healthy-population
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Ki-Woong Nam, Hyung-Min Kwon, Han-Yeong Jeong, Jin-Ho Park, Sang Hyuck Kim, Su-Min Jeong, Tae Gon Yoo, Shinhye Kim
High neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is correlated with the occurrence, morbidity and mortality of cerebrovascular disease as a marker of systemic inflammation. However, its effect on cerebral white matter hyperintensity (WMH) is unclear. We investigated high NLR burden as a surrogate marker of WMH volume in a healthy population. Healthy subjects with voluntary health check-ups between January 2006 and December 2013, including brain MRI and laboratory examination, were collected. WMH volumes were rated quantitatively...
September 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845001/-effect-of-m2-macrophage-against-rejection-on-islet-allografts-in-diabetic-mice
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Qi Liang, Ting Liu, Li Feng, Lingling Deng, Pengfei Rong, Wei Wang
To explore the possibility of using peritoneal alternatively activated M2 macrophages to prevent rejection after islet allotransplantation in a murine model.
 Methods: Peritoneal monocytes from C57BL/6 mice were induced and modulated to M2 and M0 macrophages in vitro, then the phenotype of macrophage was assessed by flow cytometry. C57BL/6 mice were induced diabetic by streptozotocin (STZ) injection and transplanted with islets isolated from BALB/c mice under the left kidney capsule. The recipients were randomly divided to 3 groups (n=8)...
July 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843649/change-in-nomenclature-for-the-immunologic-synapse-from-troxis-necrosis-to-trogocytosis
#10
Samuel W French
The immunologic synapse mechanism of liver necrosis was termed Troxis Necrosis meaning "nibbling". (Wang MX et al. and French SW. Exp Mol Pathol 2001, 71: 137-146). This mechanism of liver injury was first named "Piecemeal Necrosis" by Hans Popper. It is involved in autoimmune hepatitis, HCV, HBV, primary biliary cirrhosis and steatohepatitis. This process involves the T cell receptor (TCR) which binds to the hepatocyte antigen presenting major histocompatibility complex (MHC) on the hepatocytic plasma membrane which quickly leads to the removal of the complex from the liver and uptake by the CD4 lymphocyte...
August 24, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842400/increased-effector-memory-insulin-specific-cd4-t-cells-correlate-with-insulin-autoantibodies-in-recent-onset-type-1-diabetic-patients
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Justin A Spanier, Nathanael L Sahli, Joseph C Wilson, Tijana Martinov, Thamotharampillai Dileepan, Adam L Burrack, Erik B Finger, Bruce R Blazar, Aaron W Michels, Antoinette Moran, Marc K Jenkins, Brian T Fife
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) results from T-cell mediated destruction of insulin producing beta cells. Insulin represents a key self-antigen in disease pathogenesis as recent studies identified proinsulin responding T-cells from inflamed pancreatic islets of recent onset T1D organ donors. These cells respond to an insulin B chain epitope presented by human leukocyte antigen (HLA) DQ8 molecule associated with high T1D risk. It is now critical to understand insulin specific T-cell frequency and phenotype in peripheral blood...
August 25, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842094/case-study-rare-case-of-mantle-cell-lymphoma-with-extranodal-involvement-in-the-foot
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Pauline Fu, Danielle Mercado, Vera Malezhik, Abul Ala Syed Rifat Mannan
Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is a rare type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that commonly affects extranodal sites. The most commonly affected sites are the bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract, Waldeyer's ring, lung, and pleura. We report the case of an 80-year-old diabetic male, in MCL remission, who presented with a small dome-shaped nodule on his calf and an ipsilateral second digit non-healing ulceration after a traumatic fall. Despite surgical and conservative treatment, the wound worsened, resulting in histopathologic examination, which confirmed the presence of lymphocytes, indicating MCL relapse...
September 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839093/imaging-the-emergence-and-natural-progression-of-spontaneous-autoimmune-diabetes
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James F Mohan, Rainer H Kohler, Jonathan A Hill, Ralph Weissleder, Diane Mathis, Christophe Benoist
Type 1 diabetes in the nonobese diabetic mouse stems from an infiltration of the pancreatic islets by a mixed population of immunocytes, which results in the impairment and eventual destruction of insulin-producing β-cells. Little is known about the dynamics of lymphocyte movement in the pancreas during disease progression. Using advanced intravital imaging approaches and newly created reporter mice (Flt3-BFP2, Mertk-GFP-DTR, Cd4-tdTomato, Cd8a-tdTomato), we show that the autoimmune process initiates first with a T cell infiltration into the islets, where they have restricted mobility but reside and are activated in apposition to CX3CR1(+) macrophages...
September 12, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837503/therapeutic-potential-for-leukocyte-elastase-in-chronic-pain-states-harboring-a-neuropathic-component
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Kiran Kumar Bali, Rohini Kuner
Neuropathic pain is an integral component of several chronic pain conditions and poses a major health problem worldwide. Despite emerging understanding of mechanisms behind neuropathic pain, the available treatment options are still limited in efficacy or associated with side effects, therefore making it necessary to find viable alternatives. In a genetic screen, we recently identified SerpinA3N, a serine protease inhibitor secreted in response to nerve damage by the DRG neurons and we showed that SerpinA3N acts against induction of neuropathic pain by inhibiting the T-cell- and neutrophil-derived protease, leucocyte elastase (LE)...
August 19, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821222/impact-of-blood-collection-and-processing-on-peripheral-blood-gene-expression-profiling-in-type-1-diabetes
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Linda Yip, Rebecca Fuhlbrigge, Mark A Atkinson, C Garrison Fathman
BACKGROUND: The natural history of type 1 diabetes (T1D) is challenging to investigate, especially as pre-diabetic individuals are difficult to identify. Numerous T1D consortia have been established to collect whole blood for gene expression analysis from individuals with or at risk to develop T1D. However, with no universally accepted protocol for their collection, differences in sample processing may lead to variances in the results. Here, we examined whether the choice of blood collection tube and RNA extraction kit leads to differences in the expression of genes that are changed during the progression of T1D, and if these differences could be minimized by measuring gene expression directly from the lysate of whole blood...
August 18, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809726/clinical-and-laboratory-associations-with-persistent-hyperferritinemia-in-373-black-hemochromatosis-and-iron-overload-screening-study-participants
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James C Barton, J Clayborn Barton, Paul C Adams
BACKGROUND: 373 black participants had elevated screening and post-screening serum ferritin (SF) (> 300 μg/L men; > 200 μg/L women). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively studied SF and post-screening age; sex; body mass index; transferrin saturation (TS); ALT; AST; GGT; elevated C-reactive protein; ß-thalassemia; neutrophils; lymphocytes; monocytes; platelets; metacarpophalangeal joint hypertrophy; hepatomegaly; splenomegaly; diabetes; HFE H63D positivity; iron/alcohol intakes; and blood/erythrocyte transfusion units...
September 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789612/lichenoid-esophagitis-presenting-as-fatal-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-a-52%C3%A2-year-old-woman-a-case-diagnosed-by-autopsy
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Andrew Mitchell, Tony Petrella
BACKGROUND: "Lichenoid esophagitis" is a descriptive term for a lichenoid pattern of inflammation in the esophagus for which a precise histologic diagnosis cannot be established. The differential diagnosis includes lichen planus, a drug-related reaction, and viral infection. Lichenoid esophagitis causing death has not been reported previously. We describe a case, diagnosed by autopsy, of lichenoid esophagitis in which massive bleeding from generalized epithelial sloughing and a large longitudinal ulcer proved fatal...
August 8, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783703/lag3-limits-regulatory-t-cell-proliferation-and-function-in-autoimmune-diabetes
#18
Qianxia Zhang, Maria Chikina, Andrea L Szymczak-Workman, William Horne, Jay K Kolls, Kate M Vignali, Daniel Normolle, Maria Bettini, Creg J Workman, Dario A A Vignali
Inhibitory receptors (IRs) are pivotal in controlling T cell homeostasis because of their intrinsic regulation of conventional effector T (Tconv) cell proliferation, viability, and function. However, the role of IRs on regulatory T cells (Tregs) remains obscure because they could be required for suppressive activity and/or limit Treg function. We evaluated the role of lymphocyte activation gene 3 (LAG3; CD223) on Tregs by generating mice in which LAG3 is absent on the cell surface of Tregs in a murine model of type 1 diabetes...
March 31, 2017: Science Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769554/the-modulation-of-enzyme-indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-from-dendritic-cells-for-the-treatment-of-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
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REVIEW
Débora Moitinho Abram, Luis Gustavo Romani Fernandes, Antônio Celso Saragossa Ramos Filho, Patrícia Ucelli Simioni
Diabetes mellitus type 1 (DM1) is an autoimmune disease in which β-cells of the pancreas islet are destroyed by T lymphocytes. Specific T cells are activated by antigen-presenting cells, mainly dendritic cells (DCs). It is already known that the regulation of tryptophan pathway in DC can be a mechanism of immunomodulation. The enzyme indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) is present in many cells, including DC, and participates in the metabolism of the amino acid tryptophan. Recent studies suggest the involvement of IDO in the modulation of immune response, which became more evident after the in vitro demonstration of IDO production by DC and of the ability of these cells to inhibit lymphocyte function through the control of tryptophan metabolism...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765956/anti-cd20-monoclonal-antibody-combined-with-adenovirus-vector-mediated-il-10-regulates-spleen-cd4-cd8-t%C3%A2-cells-and-t-bet-gata-3-expression-in-nod-mice
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Aiping Tang, Cheng Li, Zhihong Chen, Tang Li
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease characterized by a selective destruction of insulin-secreting β-cells. Both T cells and B cells serve a crucial role in pathogenesis and development of T1D. CD20 is a specific membrane antigen of B lymphocytes, while interleukin (IL)‑10 is an important cytokine secreted by T helper 2 cells and has a short half‑life in vivo. The combined effect of anti‑CD20 and IL‑10 on immune function of mice with T1D remains unknown. In the present study, 30 non‑obese diabetic (NOD) mice were treated with anti‑CD20 and adenoviral vector‑mediated interleukin‑10 (Ad‑mIL‑10) therapy...
October 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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