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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913548/warm-antibody-autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia
#1
Theodosia A Kalfa
Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) is a rare and heterogeneous disease that affects 1 to 3/100 000 patients per year. AIHA caused by warm autoantibodies (w-AIHA), ie, antibodies that react with their antigens on the red blood cell optimally at 37°C, is the most common type, comprising ∼70% to 80% of all adult cases and ∼50% of pediatric cases. About half of the w-AIHA cases are called primary because no specific etiology can be found, whereas the rest are secondary to other recognizable underlying disorders...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913516/immunoregulatory-networks-in-sickle-cell-alloimmunization
#2
Karina Yazdanbakhsh
Red blood cell (RBC) transfusions are critical for treatment and prevention of complications of sickle cell disease (SCD), and most SCD patients will receive 1 or more transfusions by age 20. However, SCD alloimmunization remains a serious complication of transfusions that can lead to life-threatening acute and delayed transfusion reactions. Alloimmunization rates are higher in SCD patients most likely due to RBC antigenic differences between largely white donors vs mainly African-American recipients and frequency of transfusions...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913515/cellular-immune-responses-in-red-blood-cell-alloimmunization
#3
James C Zimring, Krystalyn E Hudson
In excess of 340 blood group antigens have now been described that vary between individuals. Thus, any unit of blood that is nonautologous represents a significant dose of alloantigen. Most blood group antigens are proteins, which differ by a single amino acid between donors and recipients. Approximately 1 out of every 70 individuals are transfused each year (in the United States alone), which leads to antibody responses to red blood cell (RBC) alloantigens in some transfusion recipients. When alloantibodies are formed, in many cases, RBCs expressing the antigen in question can no longer be safely transfused...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913514/understanding-red-blood-cell-alloimmunization-triggers
#4
Jeanne E Hendrickson, Christopher A Tormey
Blood group alloimmunization is "triggered" when a person lacking a particular antigen is exposed to this antigen during transfusion or pregnancy. Although exposure to an antigen is necessary for alloimmunization to occur, it is not alone sufficient. Blood group antigens are diverse in structure, function, and immunogenicity. In addition to red blood cells (RBCs), a recipient of an RBC transfusion is exposed to donor plasma, white blood cells, and platelets; the potential contribution of these elements to RBC alloimmunization remains unclear...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907215/cd8-t-cells-induce-fatal-brainstem-pathology-during-cerebral-malaria-via-luminal-antigen-specific-engagement-of-brain-vasculature
#5
Phillip A Swanson, Geoffrey T Hart, Matthew V Russo, Debasis Nayak, Takele Yazew, Mirna Peña, Shahid M Khan, Chris J Janse, Susan K Pierce, Dorian B McGavern
Cerebral malaria (CM) is a severe complication of Plasmodium falciparum infection that results in thousands of deaths each year, mostly in African children. The in vivo mechanisms underlying this fatal condition are not entirely understood. Using the animal model of experimental cerebral malaria (ECM), we sought mechanistic insights into the pathogenesis of CM. Fatal disease was associated with alterations in tight junction proteins, vascular breakdown in the meninges / parenchyma, edema, and ultimately neuronal cell death in the brainstem, which is consistent with cerebral herniation as a cause of death...
December 2016: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893356/single-stranded-dna-aptamer-targeting-and-neutralization-of-anti-d-alloantibody-a-potential-therapeutic-strategy-for-haemolytic-diseases-caused-by-rhesus-alloantibody
#6
Yinze Zhang, Fan Wu, Manni Wang, Naibao Zhuang, Huayou Zhou, Hua Xu
BACKGROUND: Rhesus (Rh) D antigen is the most important antigen in the Rh blood group system because of its strong immunogenicity. When RhD-negative individuals are exposed to RhD-positive blood, they may produce anti-D alloantibody, potentially resulting in delayed haemolytic transfusion reactions and Rh haemolytic disease of the foetus and newborn, which are difficult to treat. Inhibition of the binding of anti-D antibody with RhD antigens on the surface of red blood cells may effectively prevent immune haemolytic diseases...
November 11, 2016: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893355/performance-evaluation-study-of-id-core-xt-a-high-throughput-blood-group-genotyping-platform
#7
Mónica López, Izaskun Apraiz, Montserrat Rubia, Mercedes Piedrabuena, Maria Azkarate, Barbera Veldhuisen, Miguel Á Vesga, Ellen Van Der Schoot, Fernando Puente, Diego Tejedor
BACKGROUND: Traditionally, red blood cell antigens have been identified using serological methods, but recent advances in molecular biology have made the implementation of methods for genetic testing of most blood group antigens possible. The goal of this study was to validate the performance of the ID CORE XT blood group typing assay. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One thousand independent samples from donors, patients and neonates were collected from three research institutes in Spain and the Netherlands...
November 25, 2016: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891625/validation-of-the-multiplex-ligation-dependent-probe-amplification-assay-and-its-application-on-the-distribution-study-of-the-major-alleles-of-17-blood-group-systems-in-chinese-donors-from-guangzhou
#8
Yanli Ji, Jizhi Wen, Barbera Veldhuisen, Lonneke Haer-Wigman, Zhen Wang, Martin Lodén-van Straaten, Ling Wei, Guangping Luo, Yongshui Fu, C Ellen van der Schoot
BACKGROUND: Genotyping platforms for common red blood cell (RBC) antigens have been successfully applied in Caucasian and black populations but not in Chinese populations. In this study, a genotyping assay based on multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA) technology was applied in a Chinese population to validate the MLPA probes. Subsequently, the comprehensive distribution of 17 blood group systems also was obtained. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: DNA samples from 200 Chinese donors were extracted and genotyped using the blood-MLPA assay...
November 27, 2016: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891581/antigen-specificity-determines-anti-red-blood-cell-igg-fc-alloantibody-glycosylation-and-thereby-severity-of-haemolytic-disease-of-the-fetus-and-newborn
#9
Myrthe E Sonneveld, Joke Koelewijn, Masja de Haas, Jon Admiraal, Rosina Plomp, Carolien A M Koeleman, Agnes L Hipgrave Ederveen, Peter Ligthart, Manfred Wuhrer, C Ellen van der Schoot, Gestur Vidarsson
Haemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN) is a severe disease in which fetal red blood cells (RBC) are destroyed by maternal anti-RBC IgG alloantibodies. HDFN is most often caused by anti-D but may also occur due to anti-K, -c- or -E. We recently found N-linked glycosylation of anti-D to be skewed towards low fucosylation, thereby increasing the affinity to IgG-Fc receptor IIIa and IIIb, which correlated with HDFN disease severity. Here, we analysed 230 pregnant women with anti-c, -E or -K alloantibodies from a prospective screening cohort and investigated the type of Fc-tail glycosylation of these antibodies in relation to the trigger of immunisation and pregnancy outcome...
November 28, 2016: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873324/red-blood-cell-alloimmunization-in-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease-correlation-with-hla-and-cytokine-gene-polymorphisms
#10
Emilia Ângela Sippert, Jeane Eliete Laguila Visentainer, Hugo Vicentin Alves, Camila Rodrigues, Simone Cristina Olenscki Gilli, Marcelo Addas-Carvalho, Sara Teresinha Ollala Saad, Fernando Ferreira Costa, Lilian Castilho
BACKGROUND: The reason for the difference in susceptibility to red blood cell (RBC) alloimmunization among patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) is not clearly understood and is probably the result of multiple factors. Our hypothesis is that genetic polymorphisms are associated with RBC alloimmunization. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: We investigated the possible association of susceptibility to RBC alloimmunization with polymorphisms of HLA and cytokines genes in 161 SCD patients prior exposed to RBC transfusion...
November 21, 2016: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871240/abo-antigen-and-secretor-statuses-are-not-associated-with-gut-microbiota-composition-in-1-500-twins
#11
Emily R Davenport, Julia K Goodrich, Jordana T Bell, Tim D Spector, Ruth E Ley, Andrew G Clark
BACKGROUND: Host genetics is one of several factors known to shape human gut microbiome composition, however, the physiological processes underlying the heritability are largely unknown. Inter-individual differences in host factors secreted into the gut lumen may lead to variation in microbiome composition. One such factor is the ABO antigen. This molecule is not only expressed on the surface of red blood cells, but is also secreted from mucosal surfaces in individuals containing an intact FUT2 gene (secretors)...
November 21, 2016: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871176/in-vivo-angiogenic-capacity-of-stem-cells-from-human-exfoliated-deciduous-teeth-with-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells
#12
Ji-Hye Kim, Gee-Hye Kim, Jae-Won Kim, Hee Jang Pyeon, Jae Cheoun Lee, Gene Lee, Hyun Nam
Dental pulp is a highly vascularized tissue requiring adequate blood supply for successful regeneration. In this study, we investigated the functional role of stem cells from human exfoliated deciduous teeth (SHEDs) as a perivascular source for in vivo formation of vessel-like structures. Primarily isolated SHEDs showed mesenchymal stem cell (MSC)-like characteristics including the expression of surface antigens and in vitro osteogenic and adipogenic differentiation potentials. Moreover, SHEDs were positive for NG2, α-smooth muscle actin (SMA), platelet-derived growth factor receptor beta (PDGFRβ), and CD146 as pericyte markers...
November 30, 2016: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864153/immunogenicity-of-murine-mpeg-red-blood-cells-and-the-risk-of-anti-peg-antibodies-in-human-blood-donors
#13
Yevgeniya Le, Wendy M Toyofuku, Mark D Scott
The immunocamouflage of non-ABO blood group antigens by membrane grafted mPEG may attenuate the risk of RBC alloimmunization. However, concerns have been raised as to the immunogenic risk of PEG and PEG-RBC. To assess these risks, murine and human studies were done. Mice were exposed to soluble PEG prior to, or between, multiple transfusions (∼60 day intervals) of control or mPEG-RBC and cell survival was determined by flow cytometry. In some studies, the control and mPEG-RBC groups were reversed following one or more transfusions...
November 15, 2016: Experimental Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829430/association-between-malaria-immunity-and-pregnancy-outcomes-among-malawian-pregnant-women-receiving-nutrient-supplementation
#14
Upeksha P Chandrasiri, Freya J I Fowkes, James G Beeson, Jack S Richards, Steve Kamiza, Kenneth Maleta, Per Ashorn, Stephen J Rogerson
BACKGROUND: Malaria antibody responses measured at delivery have been associated with protection from maternal anaemia and low birth weight deliveries. Whether malarial antibodies present in the first half of pregnancy may protect from these or other poor birth outcomes is unclear. To determine whether malaria antibodies in the first half of pregnancy predict pregnancy outcomes, antibodies were measured to a range of merozoite antigens and to antigens expressed on the surface of parasitized red blood cells (pRBCs) in plasma samples collected at 14-20 weeks of gestation from Malawian women...
November 9, 2016: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812254/evaluation-of-magnetized-erythrocyte-group-antigens-to-detect-abo-antibodies
#15
O Nathalang, K Intharanut, P Sriwanitchrak, M Setthakarn, S Duan, H Wang, S Ding, Y Li
Screening for IgM titers of anti-A and anti-B is recommended when providing ABO incompatible platelet transfusion. The life-time of reagent cells depends upon the preservative diluents. We aimed to evaluate the IgM titers of anti-A and anti-B testing with magnetized-erythrocyte group antigens (MEGA) and fresh RBCs and study the relationship of ABO antibody titers between both techniques. Altogether, 100 serum samples from group O donors at the National Blood Centre, Thai Red Cross Society, Bangkok, Thailand were included...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810219/non-toxic-perfringolysin-o-and-%C3%AE-toxin-derivatives-as-potential-vaccine-candidates-against-bovine-necrohaemorrhagic-enteritis
#16
S Verherstraeten, E Goossens, B Valgaeren, B Pardon, L Timbermont, F Haesebrouck, R Ducatelle, P Deprez, F Van Immerseel
Bovine necrohaemorrhagic enteritis is a fatal Clostridium perfringens type A-induced disease that is characterised by sudden death. Recently the involvement of perfringolysin O and α-toxin in the development of necrohaemorrhagic lesions in the gut of calves was suggested, and thus derivatives of these toxins are potentially suitable as vaccine antigens. In the current study, the perfringolysin O derivative PFO(L491D), alone or in combination with α-toxin derivative GST-cpa247-370, was evaluated as possible vaccine candidate, using in vitro assays...
November 2016: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809976/feeding-horses-with-industrially-manufactured-pellets-with-fungal-spores-to-promote-nematode-integrated-control
#17
José Ángel Hernández, Fabián Leonardo Arroyo, José Suárez, Cristiana Filipa Cazapal-Monteiro, Ángel Romasanta, María Eugenia López-Arellano, José Pedreira, Luis Manuel Madeira de Carvalho, Rita Sánchez-Andrade, María Sol Arias, Pedro Mendoza de Gives, Adolfo Paz-Silva
The usefulness of pellets industrially manufactured with spores of parasiticide fungi as a contribution to integrated nematode control was assessed in grazing horses throughout sixteen months. Two groups of 7 Pura Raza Galega autochthonous horses (G-T and G-P) were dewormed pour-on (1mg Ivermectin/kg bw) at the beginning of the trial, and other group (G-C) remained untreated. The G-P was provided daily with commercial pellets to which was added a mixture of fungal spores during the industrial manufacturing (2×10(6) spores of Mucor circinelloides and same dose of Duddingtonia flagrans/kg), and G-T and G-C received pellets without spores...
October 15, 2016: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807866/a-jordanian-family-with-three-sisters-apparently-homozygous-for-m-k-and-evidence-for-clinical-significance-of-antibodies-produced-by-m-k-m-k-individuals
#18
Nour Al-Huda Al-Jada
BACKGROUND: The rare M(k) M(k) phenotype is the result of a deletion of the coding regions of both GYPA and GYPB. Red blood cells (RBCs) of individuals homozygous for the rare M(k) gene lack all MNS blood group antigens and have no glycophorin A or glycophorin B. This phenotype is extremely rare and only four families have been reported. CASE REPORT: A 28-year-old woman was referred for assessment of recurrent early neonatal deaths. She was found to be apparently homozygous for M(k) ...
November 3, 2016: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802341/acute-malaria-induces-pd1-ctla4-effector-t-cells-with-cell-extrinsic-suppressor-function
#19
Maria Sophia Mackroth, Annemieke Abel, Christiane Steeg, Julian Schulze Zur Wiesch, Thomas Jacobs
In acute Plasmodium falciparum (P. falciparum) malaria, the pro- and anti-inflammatory immune pathways must be delicately balanced so that the parasitemia is controlled without inducing immunopathology. An important mechanism to fine-tune T cell responses in the periphery is the induction of coinhibitory receptors such as CTLA4 and PD1. However, their role in acute infections such as P. falciparum malaria remains poorly understood. To test whether coinhibitory receptors modulate CD4+ T cell functions in malaria, blood samples were obtained from patients with acute P...
November 2016: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794527/the-challenges-of-daratumumab-in-transfusion-medicine
#20
REVIEW
Michael F Dizon
The field of transfusion medicine has evolved rapidly in recent years, but the central principle of transfusion is still simple, namely, the antigen-antibody interaction. Daratumumab (DARA), a monoclonal antibody (MoAb), was developed to treat relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM). DARA works by targeting the CD38 portion of malignant cells; however, this drug attaches to the red blood cell (RBC) reagents used in blood banks, further complicating the antibody identification work-up. The AABB (formerly known as the American Association of Blood Banks) has issued a memorandum on how blood banks can effectively address panreactivity caused by DARA...
October 28, 2016: Laboratory Medicine
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