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light chain deposition disease

Paolo Milani, Giampaolo Merlini, Giovanni Palladini
Light chain (AL) amyloidosis is caused by a usually small plasma-cell clone that is able to produce the amyloidogenic light chains. They are able to misfold and aggregate, deposit in tissues in the form of amyloid fibrils and lead to irreversible organ dysfunction and eventually death if treatment is late or ineffective. Cardiac damage is the most important prognostic determinant. The risk of dialysis is predicted by the severity of renal involvement, defined by the baseline proteinuria and glomerular filtration rate, and by the response to therapy...
2018: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
Wengen Chen, Van-Khue Ton, Vasken Dilsizian
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The two most common types of cardiac amyloidosis are caused by fibril deposits of immunoglobulin light chains (AL) and transthyretin (TTR), each with distinct prognosis and clinical management. Cardiac amyloidosis is under-recognized among heart failure patients with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Bone-seeking tracers like99m Tc-PYP and99m Tc-DPD have long been used to identify cardiac amyloidosis, and more recently, to differentiate TTR from AL cardiac amyloidosis in symptomatic patients...
March 8, 2018: Current Cardiology Reports
Min Jeong Kim, Joo Hui Kim, Il Young Kim, Soo Bong Lee, In Seong Park, Mi Yeun Han, Harin Rhee, Sang Heon Song, Eun Young Seong, Ihm Soo Kwak, Dong Won Lee
Preeclampsia is the most common cause of proteinuria with hypertension during pregnancy. Primary kidney disease and kidney disease secondary to systemic disorders may rarely occur during pregnancy, resulting in proteinuria. A 34-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with abdominal distention and lower extremity edema. The pregnancy was terminated at the 24th week of gestation due to preterm labor. Even after the delivery, proteinuria and renal deterioration continued to progress. The M-peak was not found on serum and urine protein electrophoresis...
March 2018: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
Reena A Majithia, Leni George, Meera Thomas, N A Fouzia
Acquired cutis laxa (ACL) is a rare connective tissue disorder characterized by pendulous and coarsely wrinkled skin. There have been few cases of its association to monoclonal immunoglobulin deposition disease (MIDD), which constitutes the light chain (LCDD), heavy chain (HCDD), and light and heavy chain (LHCDD) deposition disease. MIDD predominantly involves the kidney. Skin is the next common organ to be affected by HCDD, which presents as ACL. We report the case of a 40-year-old male who presented with ACL associated with LHCDD...
January 2018: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
Seung Woon Park, Sam Ryong Jee, Ji Hyun Kim, Sang Heon Lee, Jin Won Hwang, Ji Geon Jang, Dong Woo Lee, Sang Yong Seol
Amyloidosis is defined as the extracellular deposition of non-branching fibrils composed of a variety of serum-protein precursors. Secondary amyloidosis is associated with several chronic inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatologic or intestinal diseases, familial Mediterranean fever, or chronic infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis. Although the association of amyloidosis with inflammatory bowel disease is known, amyloidosis secondary to ulcerative colitis (UC) is rare. A 36-year-old male patient with a 15-year history of UC presented with nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain...
January 2018: Intestinal Research
Akira Mima, Dai Nagahara, Kosuke Tansho
BACKGROUND: Light chain deposition disease (LCDD) is a monoclonal immunoglobulin deposition disease (MIDD) that is characterized by the deposition of monoclonal light chains in multiple organs, including the kidney. It is a rare disorder caused by an underlying monoclonal plasma cell dyscrasia. LCDD with renal involvement causes proteinuria, which sometimes can lead to nephrotic syndrome. The monoclonal light chains are mostly in the κ form. Treatment of LCDD is the same as that for multiple myeloma (MM); however, some conventional anticancer drugs show substantial toxicity and therefore cannot be administered to older patients or those with renal impairment...
February 2, 2018: Clinical Nephrology
Márcia Moreira de Ávila, Andreia Fernandes Brilhante, Cristian Ferreira de Souza, Paula Dias Bevilacqua, Eunice Aparecida Bianchi Galati, Reginaldo Peçanha Brazil
BACKGROUND: Phlebotomine sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) are insects of medical importance due to their involvement in the zoonotic transmission of Leishmania spp. to vertebrates. The aim of this work was to study the ecology of the sand fly fauna of two types of environments, a rural environment (the Transacreana Road) and an urban park (Horto Florestal Park), both located in the municipality of Rio Branco in the state of Acre, Brazil. Additionally, this study intended to investigate Leishmania infection and blood meal sources of these sand flies using molecular techniques...
January 26, 2018: Parasites & Vectors
Kathleen C Gallagher, Ariana B Geromes, John Stokes, India A Reddy, James S Lewis, Naira Baregamian
Primary amyloidosis (PA) is a protein deposition disorder that presents with localized or multisystemic disease. The incidence is low in the general public, ranging from three to eight cases per million, and with nonspecific presenting symptoms typically occurring later in life. Due to late presentation, substantial and irreversible damage has usually already occurred by the time of the diagnosis. However, if inadvertent diagnosis occurs before irreversible damage has taken place, as it did in the following case, some patients may benefit from the disease-arresting treatment...
February 1, 2018: Journal of the Endocrine Society
Yanyan Lu, Yan Jiang, Tatiana Prokaeva, Lawreen H Connors, Catherine E Costello
Immunoglobulin light chain amyloidosis (AL) is a plasma cell disorder characterized by overproduction and deposition of monoclonal immunoglobulin (Ig) light chains (LC) or variable region fragments as amyloid fibrils in various organs and tissues. Much clinical evidence indicates that patients with AL amyloidosis sustain cardiomyocyte impairment and suffer from oxidative stress. We seek to understand the underlying biochemical pathways whose disruption or amplification during sporadic or sustained disease states leads to harmful physiological consequences and to determine the detailed structures of intermediates and products that serve as signposts for the biochemical changes and represent potential biomarkers...
May 2017: International Journal of Mass Spectrometry
Klemens Ablasser, Nicolas Verheyen, Theresa Glantschnig, Giulio Agnetti, Peter P Rainer
Deposition of amyloidogenic proteins leading to the formation of amyloid fibrils in the myocardium cause cardiac amyloidosis. Although any form of systemic amyloidosis can affect the heart, light-chain (AL) or transthyretin amyloidosis (ATTR) account for the majority of diagnosed cardiac amyloid deposition. The extent of cardiac disease independently predicts mortality. The reversal or arrest of adverse cardiac remodeling is the target of current therapies, as cardiac-related mortality worsens prognosis in patients where the underlying systemic amyloidosis was successfully treated...
January 4, 2018: Current Medicinal Chemistry
Tyler D Boulter, Ama Sadaka, Mohammad Obadah Nakawah, Stacy V Smith, Nail Alouch, Shauna E Berry, Andrew T Whyte, Gregory N Fuller, Andrew G Lee
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December 26, 2017: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
Xu-Dong Zhang, Ying-Xian Liu, Xiao-Wei Yan, Li-Gang Fang, Quan Fang, Da-Chun Zhao, Yi-Ning Wang
Cardiac amyloidosis (CA) describes a group of heterogeneous diseases that are characterized by the extracellular fibril deposition of amyloid protein in the myocardium. The abnormal protein is usually derived from light-chain amyloidosis, mutant transthyretin amyloidosis and wild-type transthyretin. Patients with ischemic strokes and amyloidosis have been sporadically reported, however, they are not well summarized. In the present study, a case of cerebral ischemic stroke, secondary to CA was described. This patient presented with dyspnea on exertion, without any evidence of atrial fibrillation...
December 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Dóra Földeák, Árpád Kormányos, Péter Domsik, Anita Kalapos, Györgyike Á Piros, Nóra Ambrus, Zénó Ajtay, Róbert Sepp, Zita Borbényi, Tamás Forster, Attila Nemes
INTRODUCTION: While cardiac amyloidosis (CA) is a rare systemic disease characterized by extracellular deposition of protein-derived fibrils, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is histopathologically characterized by myocyte hypertrophy and disarray, interstitial fibrosis, and small intramural coronary arteriole dysplasia. The aim of the present study was to compare left atrial (LA) volumetric and functional characteristics between light-chain (AL) CA and HCM by three-dimensional (3D) speckle-tracking echocardiography (STE)...
December 9, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
Giampaolo Merlini
Systemic amyloidosis is caused by misfolding and extracellular deposition of circulating proteins as amyloid fibrils, resulting in the dysfunction of vital organs. The most common systemic amyloidosis, light-chain (AL) amyloidosis, is caused by misfolded light chains produced by a small, dangerous B-cell clone. The process of amyloid formation, organ targeting, and damage is multifaceted and, after disease initiation, the complexity of the downstream pathogenic cascade increases, rendering its control a challenge...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
Caspar Franck, Marino Venerito, Jochen Weigt, Albert Roessner, Peter Malfertheiner
Amyloidosis is a rare disease (incidence about 0.8/100 000) characterized by extracellular tissue deposition of fibrils composed of low molecular weight subunits of a variety of serum proteins. Clinical manifestations are largely determined by the type of precursor protein, the tissue distribution and the amount of amyloid deposition. Gastrointestinal (GI) manifestations of amyloidosis are even more uncommon (3 % of all amyloidosis patients). Symptoms of GI amyloidosis are nonspecific, heterogeneous, and include weight loss, GI bleeding, heartburn, early satiety, diarrhea and abdominal pain...
December 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
Homare Shimohata, Kentaro Ohgi, Hiroshi Maruyama, Yasunori Miyamoto, Mamiko Takayashu, Kouichi Hirayama, Masaki Kobayashi
In 2004, the novel category of monoclonal IgG deposition disease has been proposed and termed "proliferative glomerulonephritis with monoclonal IgG deposits" (PGNMID). This disease is characterized by membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis and staining for a single light-chain isotype and gamma heavy-chain subclass. A 76-year-old male who had monoclonal gammopathy was referred to our hospital because of proteinuria. The renal biopsy showed diffuse thickening of the glomerular capillary walls with focal mesangial proliferation...
2017: Case Reports in Nephrology
Jozsef Gal, Jing Chen, Yuriko Katsumata, David W Fardo, Wang-Xia Wang, Sergey Artiushin, Douglas Price, Sonya Anderson, Ela Patel, Haining Zhu, Peter T Nelson
Misfolded protein in the amygdala is a neuropathologic feature of Alzheimer disease and many other neurodegenerative disorders. We examined extracts from human amygdala (snap-frozen at autopsy) to investigate whether novel and as yet uncharacterized misfolded proteins would be detectable. Polypeptides from the detergent-insoluble, urea-soluble protein fractions of amygdala were interrogated using liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-tandem mass spectrometry. Among the detergent-insoluble proteins identified in amygdala of demented subjects but not controls were Tau, TDP-43, Aβ, α-synuclein, and ApoE...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
Sofie Nyström, Marcus Bäck, K Peter R Nilsson, Per Hammarström
Proteins that deposit as amyloid in tissues throughout the body can be the cause or consequence of a large number of diseases. Among these we find neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease afflicting primarily the central nervous system, and systemic amyloidosis where serum amyloid A, transthyretin and IgG light chains deposit as amyloid in liver, carpal tunnel, spleen, kidney, heart, and other peripheral tissues. Amyloid has been known and studied for more than a century, often using amyloid specific dyes such as Congo red and Thioflavin T (ThT) or Thioflavin (ThS)...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
Dorota Rowczenio, Maria Stensland, Gustavo A de Souza, Erik H Strøm, Janet A Gilbertson, Graham Taylor, Nigel Rendell, Shane Minogue, Yvonne A Efebera, Helen J Lachmann, Ashutosh D Wechalekar, Philip N Hawkins, Ketil R Heimdal, Kristian Selvig, Inger K Lægreid, Nathalie Demoulin, Selda Aydin, Julian D Gillmore, Tale N Wien
Introduction: Fibrinogen A alpha chain amyloidosis is an autosomal dominant disease associated with mutations in the fibrinogen A alpha chain (FGA) gene, and it is the most common cause of hereditary renal amyloidosis in the UK. Patients typically present with kidney impairment and progress to end-stage renal disease over a median time of 4.6 years. Methods: Six patients presented with proteinuria, hypertension, and/or lower limb edema and underwent detailed clinical and laboratory investigations...
May 2017: KI Reports
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Renal impairment (RI) is a common complication of multiple myeloma (MM), which is presented as chronic kidney disease (CKD) or acute kidney injury (AKI). The typical pathological feature is cast nephropathy. Presently international system staging (ISS) is used in evaluating MM. Although the classic Durie-Salmon staging system could be still used in clinical practice, it may miss out some patients with renal impairment. For evaluations of RI in MM patients with CKD, it's recommended to assess the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) by creatinine based formula CKD-epidemiology collaboration (EPI) or modification of diet in renal disease(MDRD) and to stage the renal injuries according to 2013 Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) CKD guidelines...
November 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
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