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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668129/-tuberculosis-in-the-era-of-anti-tnf-alpha-therapy-why-does-the-risk-still-exist
#1
John-Leonardo Torres-Castiblanco, Jorge Alberto Carrillo, Daniel Hincapié-Urrego, Adriana Rojas-Villarraga
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune systemic disease characterized mainly by inflammatory compromise of diarthrodial joints. Multiple drug therapies have been developed to control the activity of rheumatoid arthritis, among them, the first line of disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARD), and novel drug therapies such as the anti-TNF alpha therapy, with satisfactory clinical outcomes.Despite this positive fact, the use of this therapy implies the risk of producing negative effects due to its mechanism of action, which has been associated with multiple infections, especially tuberculosis, making it necessary to use screen tests before resorting to this kind of drugs...
March 15, 2018: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667579/intracellular-antibody-signalling-is-regulated-by-phosphorylation-of-the-fc-receptor-trim21
#2
Claire Dickson, Adam J Fletcher, Marina Vaysburd, Ji-Chun Yang, Donna L Mallery, Jingwei Zeng, Christopher M Johnson, Stephen H McLaughlin, Mark Skehel, Sarah Maslen, James Cruickshank, Nicolas Huguenin-Dezot, Jason W Chin, David Neuhaus, Leo C James
Cell surface Fc receptors activate inflammation and are tightly controlled to prevent autoimmunity. Antibodies also simulate potent immune signalling from inside the cell via the cytosolic antibody receptor TRIM21, but how this is regulated is unknown. Here we show that TRIM21 signalling is constitutively repressed by its B-Box domain and activated by phosphorylation. The B-Box occupies an E2 binding site on the catalytic RING domain by mimicking E2-E3 interactions, inhibiting TRIM21 ubiquitination and preventing immune activation...
April 18, 2018: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667229/uc-1v150-a-potent-tlr7-agonist-capable-of-activating-macrophages-and-potentiating-mab-mediated-target-cell-deletion
#3
Lekh N Dahal, Adam Gadd, Alexander D Edwards, Mark S Cragg, Stephen A Beers
Toll like receptors (TLR) are critical mediators of the immune system with their activation linked to infection, inflammation and the pathogenesis of immune diseases including autoimmunity and cancer. For this reason, over the last two decades, TLR and their associated signalling pathways have been targeted therapeutically to enhance innate and adaptive immunity. Several TLR ligands, both endogenous and synthetic are at various phases of clinical testing, and new ligands are continually emerging. Agonists of TLR7 are known immune response modifiers, simultaneously stimulating several cell types, resulting in immune cell activation and cytokine and chemokine release...
April 18, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667130/beneficial-effects-of-the-calcium-channel-blocker-ctk-01512-2-in-a-mouse-model-of-multiple-sclerosis
#4
Rodrigo B M Silva, Samuel Greggio, Gianina T Venturin, Jaderson C da Costa, Marcus V Gomez, Maria M Campos
Voltage-gated calcium channels (VGCCs) play a critical role in neuroinflammatory diseases, such as multiple sclerosis (MS). CTK 01512-2 is a recombinant version of the peptide Phα1β derived from the spider Phoneutria nigriventer, which inhibits N-type VGCC/TRPA1-mediated calcium influx. We investigated the effects of this molecule in the mouse model of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). The effects of CTK 01512-2 were compared to those displayed by ziconotide-a selective N-type VGCC blocker clinically used for chronic pain-and fingolimod-a drug employed for MS treatment...
April 17, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667101/clinical-features-risk-factors-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-interstitial-pneumonia-with-autoimmune-features-a-population-based-study
#5
Jinghong Dai, Lei Wang, Xin Yan, Hui Li, Kefeng Zhou, Jian He, Fanqing Meng, Siyi Xu, Geyu Liang, Hourong Cai
To investigate the clinical features, risk factors and outcomes of patients with interstitial pneumonia with autoimmune features (IPAF). A total of 1429 patients with idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (IIP) and undifferentiated connective tissue disease-associated interstitial lung disease (UCTD-ILD) were screened to identify patients who met IPAF criteria. Clinical, serological, and morphological features of patients with IPAF were characterized. Outcomes between patients with IPAF, UCTD-ILD, and IIP who were divided into idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and non-IPF groups were compared using survival as an endpoint...
April 18, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666890/manipulating-the-expression-of-sarp-family-regulator-bulz-and-its-target-gene-product-to-increase-tacrolimus-production
#6
Dongxu Ma, Cheng Wang, Hong Chen, Jianping Wen
Tacrolimus (FK506), an effective immunosuppressant, is widely used in the treatment of autoimmune diseases. In this study, we identified that BulZ, a Streptomyces antibiotic regulatory protein (SARP) family regulator, acted as a positive regulator for spore differentiation and tacrolimus production. A knockout of bulZ resulted in a 47.5% decrease of tacrolimus production and a delay of spore differentiation. Using quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) analysis and electrophoretic mobility shift assays (EMSAs), it was found that BulZ directly activated the transcriptions of bulZ and bulS2, a putative γ-butyrolactone (GBL) synthetase, and bulS2 was shown to play a positive role in tacrolimus biosynthesis...
April 18, 2018: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666738/combined-diagnosis-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-tuberculosis-in-an-irish-adolescent-female
#7
Kene Ebuka Maduemem, Comfort O Adedokun, Adela Vatca
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease of unknown aetiology, which can affect any organ system. Tuberculosis (TB) is a common infection in SLE because of immune dysregulation associated with the latter. We report a case of an adolescent female who presented with a year's history of polyarticular arthralgia and fever. Physical examination revealed a large left effusion that needed drainage. Investigations revealed a combined diagnosis of SLE and TB. Management comprised quadruple anti-TB therapy and SLE treatment...
2018: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666725/elevated-serum-igg4-levels-in-a-young-patient-with-polyserositis-and-necator-americanus-infection
#8
Giuseppe D Sanna, Roberto Manetti, Valentina de Filippo, Sergio Babudieri
IgG4-related disease is a fibroinflammatory systemic condition characterized by tumefactive lesions, lymphoplasmacytic infiltrate rich in IgG4-positive plasma cells, storiform fibrosis, and elevated serum IgG4 concentrations. It has been described in virtually every organ system. Autoimmunity and infectious agents are potential immunologic triggers in IgG4-related disease. Herein, we describe a peculiar case of effusive-constrictive pericarditis in an 18-year-old boy with polyserositis and concomitant Necator americanus infection...
2018: Case Reports in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666641/brief-overview-of-a-decade-of-genome-wide-association-studies-on-primary-hypertension
#9
REVIEW
Afifah Binti Azam, Elena Aisha Binti Azizan
Primary hypertension is widely believed to be a complex polygenic disorder with the manifestation influenced by the interactions of genomic and environmental factors making identification of susceptibility genes a major challenge. With major advancement in high-throughput genotyping technology, genome-wide association study (GWAS) has become a powerful tool for researchers studying genetically complex diseases. GWASs work through revealing links between DNA sequence variation and a disease or trait with biomedical importance...
2018: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666623/autoimmunity-to-tropomyosin-specific-peptides-induced-by-mycobacterium-leprae-in-leprosy-patients-identification-of-mimicking-proteins
#10
Itu Singh, Asha Ram Yadav, Keshar Kunja Mohanty, Kiran Katoch, Prashant Sharma, Vinay Kumar Pathak, Deepa Bisht, Umesh D Gupta, Utpal Sengupta
Background: It has been shown earlier that there is a rise in the levels of autoantibodies and T cell response to cytoskeletal proteins in leprosy. Our group recently demonstrated a rise in both T and B cell responses to keratin and myelin basic protein in all types of leprosy patients and their associations in type 1 reaction (T1R) group of leprosy. Objectives: In this study, we investigated the association of levels of autoantibodies and lymphoproliferation against myosin in leprosy patients across the spectrum and tried to find out the mimicking proteins or epitopes between host protein and protein/s of Mycobacterium leprae ...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666621/the-role-of-aire-in-the-immunity-against-candida-albicans-in-a-model-of-human-macrophages
#11
Jose Antonio Tavares de Albuquerque, Pinaki Prosad Banerjee, Angela Castoldi, Royce Ma, Nuria Bengala Zurro, Leandro Hideki Ynoue, Christina Arslanian, Marina Uchoa Wall Barbosa-Carvalho, Joya Emilie de Menezes Correia-Deur, Fernanda Guimarães Weiler, Magnus Regios Dias-da-Silva, Marise Lazaretti-Castro, Luis Alberto Pedroza, Niels Olsen Saraiva Câmara, Emily Mace, Jordan Scott Orange, Antonio Condino-Neto
Autoimmune-polyendocrinopathy-candidiasis-ectodermal dystrophy (APECED) is a primary immunodeficiency caused by mutations in the autoimmune regulator gene ( AIRE ). Patients with AIRE mutations are susceptible to Candida albicans infection and present with autoimmune disorders. We previously demonstrated that cytoplasmic AIRE regulates the Syk-dependent Dectin-1 pathway. In this study, we further evaluated direct contact with fungal elements, synapse formation, and the response of macrophage-like THP-1 cells to C...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666604/the-association-of-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome-and-autoimmune-thyroid-disorders
#12
REVIEW
Chiara Baldini, Francesco Ferro, Marta Mosca, Poupak Fallahi, Alessandro Antonelli
Sjögren's syndrome (SS) and autoimmune thyroid diseases (AITD) may frequently coexist in clinical practice, resulting in a complex overlapping disorder that represents a particular example of the expression of heterogeneity in patients with autoimmune disorders. Objective of this review was to describe the prevalence of the SS-AITD association in the most recent literature, exploring in particular to what extent the presence of AITD might influence the clinical expression of SS and vice versa . Moreover, we summarized some of the proposed genetic, biologic, and molecular mechanisms implied in the pathogenesis of AITD-SS association...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666602/myasthenia-gravis-induced-by-ipilimumab-in-a-patient-with-metastatic-melanoma
#13
Vera Montes, Sandra Sousa, Fernando Pita, Rui Guerreiro, Cátia Carmona
In daily clinical practice, there is a growing number of patients receiving new biological agents used in the treatment of malignancies. Ipilimumab is a fully humanized monoclonal antibody approved for patients with melanoma. It acts as an immune checkpoint inhibitor, binding and blocking cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen-4 in order to increase the antitumor immune response. There are several reports of autoimmune responses after its use. A 74-year-old man developed a mild rash and pruritus a few hours after the second infusion of ipilimumab and 24 h after the third dose of ipilimumab, he presented with shortness of breath, proximal limb muscle weakness, and diplopia...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666308/estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-contributes-to-t-cell-mediated-autoimmune-inflammation-by-promoting-t-cell-activation-and-proliferation
#14
Imran Mohammad, Inna Starskaia, Tamas Nagy, Jitao Guo, Emrah Yatkin, Kalervo Väänänen, Wendy T Watford, Zhi Chen
It has long been appreciated that most autoimmune disorders are characterized by increased prevalence in females, suggesting a potential role for sex hormones in the etiology of autoimmunity. To study how estrogen receptor α (ERα) contributes to autoimmune diseases, we generated mice in which ERα was deleted specifically in T lymphocytes. We found that ERα deletion in T cells reduced their pathogenic potential in a mouse model of colitis and correlated with transcriptomic changes that affected T cell activation...
April 17, 2018: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666305/a-switch-variant-model-integrates-the-functions-of-an-autoimmune-variant-of-the-phosphatase-ptpn22
#15
REVIEW
Torkel Vang, Jimmi Nielsen, Garth L Burn
The R620W polymorphism in protein tyrosine phosphatase nonreceptor type 22 (PTPN22) predisposes carriers to several autoimmune diseases. Two papers in Science Immunology and Science Signaling on this human disease-associated variant lead us to propose a new "switch-of-function" model.
April 17, 2018: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666298/delayed-autoimmune-toxicity-occurring-several-months-after-cessation-of-anti-pd-1-therapy
#16
Sagun Parakh, Jonathan Cebon, Oliver Klein
Treatment with anti-programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) antibodies has demonstrated clinical efficacy in a whole range of malignancies including advanced melanoma, renal cell cancer, bladder cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. Immune-related adverse events are a unique side effect of checkpoint regulator therapy including anti-PD-1 antibodies. Treatment-related autoimmunity can occur in any organ system, with the median onset usually within 5-15 weeks from the commencement of therapy, depending on the organ system involved...
April 17, 2018: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666264/correction-for-serr-et-al-mirna92a-targets-klf2-and-the-phosphatase-pten-signaling-to-promote-human-t-follicular-helper-precursors-in-t1d-islet-autoimmunity
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April 16, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666259/shared-epitope-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-crosstalk-underlies-the-mechanism-of-gene-environment-interaction-in-autoimmune-arthritis
#18
Jiaqi Fu, Sarah V Nogueira, Vincent van Drongelen, Patrick Coit, Song Ling, Edward F Rosloniec, Amr H Sawalha, Joseph Holoshitz
The susceptibility to autoimmune diseases is affected by genetic and environmental factors. In rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the shared epitope (SE), a five-amino acid sequence motif encoded by RA-associated HLA-DRB1 alleles, is the single most significant genetic risk factor. The risk conferred by the SE is increased in a multiplicative way by exposure to various environmental pollutants, such as cigarette smoke. The mechanism of this synergistic interaction is unknown. It is worth noting that the SE has recently been found to act as a signal transduction ligand that facilitates differentiation of Th17 cells and osteoclasts in vitro and in vivo...
April 16, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666167/a-flexible-mhc-class-i-multimer-loading-system-for-large-scale-detection-of-antigen-specific-t-cells
#19
Jolien J Luimstra, Malgorzata A Garstka, Marthe C J Roex, Anke Redeker, George M C Janssen, Peter A van Veelen, Ramon Arens, J H Frederik Falkenburg, Jacques Neefjes, Huib Ovaa
Adaptive immunity is initiated by T cell recognition of specific antigens presented by major histocompatibility complexes (MHCs). MHC multimer technology has been developed for the detection, isolation, and characterization of T cells in infection, autoimmunity, and cancer. Here, we present a simple, fast, flexible, and efficient method to generate many different MHC class I (MHC I) multimers in parallel using temperature-mediated peptide exchange. We designed conditional peptides for HLA-A*02:01 and H-2Kb that form stable peptide-MHC I complexes at low temperatures, but dissociate when exposed to a defined elevated temperature...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665882/effects-of-antibiotic-resistance-ar-and-microbiota-shifts-on-campylobacter-jejuni-mediated-diseases
#20
Phillip T Brooks, Linda S Mansfield
Campylobacter jejuni is an important zoonotic pathogen recently designated a serious antimicrobial resistant (AR) threat. While most patients with C. jejuni experience hemorrhagic colitis, serious autoimmune conditions can follow including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and the acute neuropathy Guillain Barré Syndrome (GBS). This review examines inter-relationships among factors mediating C. jejuni diarrheal versus autoimmune disease especially AR C. jejuni and microbiome shifts. Because both susceptible and AR C...
December 2017: Animal Health Research Reviews
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