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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205620/association-between-c4-c4a-and-c4b-copy-number-variations-and-susceptibility-to-autoimmune-diseases-a-meta-analysis
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Na Li, Jun Zhang, Dan Liao, Lu Yang, Yingxiong Wang, Shengping Hou
Although several studies have investigated the association between C4, C4A, and C4B gene copy number variations (CNVs) and susceptibility to autoimmune diseases, the results remain inconsistency for those diseases. Thus, in this study, a comprehensive meta-analysis was conducted to assess the role of C4, C4A, and C4B CNVs in autoimmune diseases in different ethnic groups. A total of 16 case-control studies described in 12 articles (8663 cases and 11099 controls) were included in this study. The pooled analyses showed that a low C4 gene copy number (GCN) (<4) was treated as a significant risk factor (odds ratio [OR] = 1...
February 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192517/neutrophils-and-neutrophil-serine-proteases-are-increased-in-the-spleens-of-estrogen-treated-c57bl-6-mice-and-several-strains-of-spontaneous-lupus-prone-mice
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Rujuan Dai, Catharine Cowan, Bettina Heid, Deena Khan, Zhihong Liang, Christine T N Pham, S Ansar Ahmed
Estrogen, a natural immunomodulator, regulates the development and function of diverse immune cell types. There is now renewed attention on neutrophils and neutrophil serine proteases (NSPs) such as neutrophil elastase (NE), proteinase 3 (PR3), and cathepsin G (CG) in inflammation and autoimmunity. In this study, we found that although estrogen treatment significantly reduced total splenocytes number, it markedly increased the splenic neutrophil absolute numbers in estrogen-treated C57BL/6 (B6) mice when compared to placebo controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168661/psoriasis-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-single-center-experience
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Konstantinos Tselios, Kristy Su-Ying Yap, Rattapol Pakchotanon, Ari Polachek, Jiandong Su, Murray B Urowitz, Dafna D Gladman
The coexistence of psoriasis with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) has been reported in limited case series, raising hypotheses about shared pathogenetic mechanisms. Nevertheless, important differences regarding treatment do exist. The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence and characteristics of psoriasis in a defined cohort of lupus patients. Patients with psoriasis were retrieved from the University of Toronto Lupus Clinic from its inception in 1970 up to 2015. Charts were hand-searched to collect information concerning demographic, clinical, and therapeutic variables...
February 6, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162159/-the-value-of-different-antibodies-detection-in-diagnosis-of-rheumatism-with-uveitis
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X F Xu, J Zhang, L Cui, Y H Wang, Y Yue, L Chi, J Bai, H M Li, X X Lu
Objective: To investigate the value of HLA-B27 antigen, antinuclear antibody (ANA), anti-dsDNA and Anti-Neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibodies (ANCA) detection in diagnosis of rheumatism with uveitis. Methods: Seven hundred and twenty four newly diagnosed patients with non-infection uveitis in Beijing Tongren Hospital from March 2012 to March 2016 who long-term lived in Beijing and its surrounding areas were continuously enrolled. HLA-B27 antigen expressions in peripheral blood lymphocytes and ANA, anti-dsDNA and ANCA levels in serum were tested...
January 24, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154472/autoantibodies-to-nr2a-peptide-of-the-glutamate-nmda-receptor-in-patients-with-seizure-disorders-in-neuropsychiatric-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Yan Yang, Chao Yuan, Shu-Qun Shen, Xue-Er Wang, Qing-Hua Mei, Wen-Qing Jiang, Qin Huang
Objective. Seizure disorders are one of the most disabling, life-threatening, and the least understood syndromes associated with neuropsychiatric SLE (NPSLE). N-Methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors are a subgroup of the glutamate receptor family, whose NR2A subunit was found on neuronal cells (anti-NR2A) in NPSLE patients with different types of epilepsy. The present study was conducted to determine the serum levels of anti-NR2A antibodies in a large group of SLE patients, to investigate the possible correlation between the presence of the NR2A specific antibodies and NPSLE-related seizure disorders...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143550/spectrum-of-paediatric-rheumatic-diseases-in-nigeria
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Babatunde Hakeem Olaosebikan, Olufemi Oladipo Adelowo, Barakat Adeola Animashaun, Richard Oluyinka Akintayo
BACKGROUND: Paediatric rheumatology service in Sub-Sahara African is virtually not available as there is a shortage of paediatric rheumatologists and other rheumatology health professionals. We aim to describe the clinical spectrum and the frequencies of paediatric rheumatic diseases (PRDs) in Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Lagos, Nigeria. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of patients with PRDs seen over a five year period (March 2010 to February 2016) at the rheumatology clinic and children ward of LASUTH...
January 31, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131186/neuroimaging-features-in-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-a-pictorial-review
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Morgan Ollivier, Anne Bertrand, Frédéric Clarençon, Sophie Gerber, Sandrine Deltour, Fanny Domont, Stéphanie Trunet, Didier Dormont, Delphine Leclercq
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a radioclinical entity associating nonspecific neurological symptoms (headache, seizures, impairment of alertness, visual disturbances…) occurring in evocative clinical condition (hypertension, eclampsia, immunosuppressor agents, systemic lupus erythematosus…). In the acute stage, the typical imaging finding is a vasogenic edema predominant in the subcortical parietal-occipital white matter. The purpose of this pictorial review is to illustrate the different neuroimaging features of PRES and present key radiological elements to assert diagnosis...
February 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130494/oxidized-low-density-lipoprotein-immune-complex-priming-of-the-nlrp3-inflammasome-involves-tlr-and-fc%C3%AE-r-cooperation-and-is-dependent-on-card9
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Jillian P Rhoads, John R Lukens, Ashley J Wilhelm, Jared L Moore, Yanice Mendez-Fernandez, Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti, Amy S Major
Oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL) is known to activate inflammatory responses in a variety of cells, especially macrophages and dendritic cells. Interestingly, much of the oxLDL in circulation is complexed to Abs, and these resulting immune complexes (ICs) are a prominent feature of chronic inflammatory disease, such as atherosclerosis, type-2 diabetes, systemic lupus erythematosus, and rheumatoid arthritis. Levels of oxLDL ICs often correlate with disease severity, and studies demonstrated that oxLDL ICs elicit potent inflammatory responses in macrophages...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127155/the-histone-modification-code-in-the-pathogenesis-of-autoimmune-diseases
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Yasuto Araki, Toshihide Mimura
Autoimmune diseases are chronic inflammatory disorders caused by a loss of self-tolerance, which is characterized by the appearance of autoantibodies and/or autoreactive lymphocytes and the impaired suppressive function of regulatory T cells. The pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases is extremely complex and remains largely unknown. Recent advances indicate that environmental factors trigger autoimmune diseases in genetically predisposed individuals. In addition, accumulating results have indicated a potential role of epigenetic mechanisms, such as histone modifications, in the development of autoimmune diseases...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116413/using-actigraphy-and-mhealth-systems-for-an-objective-analysis-of%C3%A2-sleep-quality-on-systemic-lupus-erythematous-patients
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Sara Balderas-Díaz, M Pilar Martínez, Gabriel Guerrero-Contreras, Elena Miró, Kawtar Benghazi, Ana I Sánchez, José Luis Garrido, Germán Prados
INTRODUCTION: Although sleep alterations can be an important factor contributing to the clinical state of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, there are no studies to adequately assess sleep quality in this type of disease. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this work is to analyse the sleep quality of Systemic Lupus Erythematous (SLE) patients based on more objective information provided by actigraphy and mobile systems. The idea is to carry out a comprehensive study by analysing how environmental conditions and factors can affect sleep quality...
January 24, 2017: Methods of Information in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074867/the-role-of-macrophages-in-the-susceptibility-of-fc-gamma-receptor-iib-deficient-mice-to-cryptococcus-neoformans
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Saowapha Surawut, Thunnicha Ondee, Sujittra Taratummarat, Tanapat Palaga, Prapaporn Pisitkun, Ariya Chindamporn, Asada Leelahavanichkul
Dysfunctional polymorphisms of FcγRIIb, an inhibitory receptor, are associated with Systemic Lupus Erythaematosus (SLE). Cryptococcosis is an invasive fungal infection in SLE, perhaps due to the de novo immune defect. We investigated cryptococcosis in the FcγRIIb-/- mouse-lupus-model. Mortality, after intravenous C. neoformans-induced cryptococcosis, in young (8-week-old) and older (24-week-old) FcγRIIb-/- mice, was higher than in age-matched wild-types. Severe cryptococcosis in the FcγRIIb-/- mice was demonstrated by high fungal burdens in the internal organs with histological cryptococcoma-like lesions and high levels of TNF-α and IL-6, but not IL-10...
January 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072955/-clinical-analysis-of-12-patients-with-pediatric-antiphospholipid-syndrome-with-pulmonary-embolism
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J R Ma, H M Song, J Xiao, X Y Tang, Y Y He, M Wei
Objective: To identify the clinical and immunological characteristics of pediatric antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) patients with pulmonary embolism. Method: Among 47 pediatric APS patients from Peking Union Medical College Hospital during the year of 2000 to 2015, 12 patients were diagnosed of pulmonary embolism, who were investigated and compared with APS patients without pulmonary embolism. Result: Twelve patients (among whom 6 cases were primary and the other 6 were secondary APS)had pulmonary embolism and all of them were non-shock type, which was the first presenting manifestation in 6 of them...
January 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059021/interferon-regulatory-factor-5-gene-polymorphism-in-egyptian-children-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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A Hammad, Y M Mossad, N Nasef, R Eid
Background Increased expression of interferon-inducible genes is implicated in the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Interferon regulatory factor 5 (IRF5) is one of the transcription factors regulating interferon and was proved to be implicated in the pathogenesis of SLE in different populations. Objectives The objective of this study was to investigate the correlation between polymorphisms of the IRF5 gene and SLE susceptibility in a cohort of Egyptian children and to investigate their association with clinico-pathological features, especially lupus nephritis...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043063/investigation-of-neuronal-auto-antibodies-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients-with-epilepsy
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Zerrin Karaaslan, Esme Ekizoğlu, Pınar Tektürk, Ece Erdağ, Erdem Tüzün, Nerses Bebek, Candan Gürses, Betül Baykan
PURPOSE: Epilepsy is an important feature for neuropsychiatric involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with unknown mechanism. Our aim was to investigate the presence of neuronal auto-antibodies (NAbs) in neuropsychiatric SLE (NPSLE). METHODS: Eighteen SLE patients (17 females, 1 male) experiencing recurrent seizures were enrolled to this study. Their clinical characteristics, EEG and MRI findings and follow-up information were evaluated from their files...
December 14, 2016: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039419/cumulative-immunosuppressant-exposure-is-associated-with-diversified-cancer-risk-among-14-832-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-nested-case-control-study
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Chung-Yuan Hsu, Ming-Shyan Lin, Yu-Jih Su, Tien-Tsai Cheng, Yu-Sheng Lin, Ying-Chou Chen, Wen-Chan Chiu, Tien-Hsing Chen
OBJECTIVES: Immunosuppressive therapy is necessary to alter the natural course of SLE. However, immunosuppressant-related cancer risk is a major concern. The aim of this study was to determine whether immunosuppressant use is associated with cancer risk in SLE. METHODS: We designed a retrospective nested case-control study within an SLE population based on the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan. We screened 14 842 patients with SLE from 2001 to 2013 and compared patients with SLE complicated by later cancer with patients with SLE but without cancer...
December 30, 2016: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012697/the-host-defense-peptide-ll-37-a-possible-inducer-of-the-type-i-interferon-system-in-patients-with-polymyositis-and-dermatomyositis
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Xin Lu, Quan Tang, Monica Lindh, Maryam Dastmalchi, Helene Alexanderson, Karin Popovic Silwerfeldt, Birgitta Agerberth, Ingrid E Lundberg, Cecilia Wick
The type I interferon (IFN) system has recently been suggested to play important and essential roles in the pathogenesis of myositis. However, a clarification of how type I IFNs could function as triggering factor(s) in the pathogenesis of myositis has yet failed. Through activation of the type I IFN system, the host defense peptide LL-37 carries numerous immunomodulatory properties and is implicated in the pathogenesis of several other autoimmune diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The expression of LL-37 can be regulated by various endogenous factors including the active form of vitamin D (25(OH)D3)...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011646/infection-related-hospitalization-and-risk-of-end-stage-renal-disease-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Chien-Hung Lin, Peir-Haur Hung, Hsiao-Yun Hu, Yann-Jang Chen, How-Ran Guo, Kuan-Yu Hung
BACKGROUND: Infections are a major cause of morbidity in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and may lead to death. No nationally representative study of patients with SLE has examined the rates of infection-related hospitalization and the risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). METHODS: We conducted a nationwide cohort study of 7326 patients with newly diagnosed SLE and no history of ESRD. All data were from Taiwan's National Health Insurance claims database for the period 2000-11...
December 22, 2016: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992441/where-and-how-wolves-canis-lupus-kill-beavers-castor-canadensis
#18
Thomas D Gable, Steve K Windels, John G Bruggink, Austin T Homkes
Beavers (Castor canadensis) can be a significant prey item for wolves (Canis lupus) in boreal ecosystems due to their abundance and vulnerability on land. How wolves hunt beavers in these systems is largely unknown, however, because observing predation is challenging. We inferred how wolves hunt beavers by identifying kill sites using clusters of locations from GPS-collared wolves in Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota. We identified 22 sites where wolves from 4 different packs killed beavers. We classified these kill sites into 8 categories based on the beaver-habitat type near which each kill occurred...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990444/association-of-serum-cxcl13-with-intrarenal-ectopic-lymphoid-tissue-formation-in-lupus-nephritis
#19
De Ning He, Wen Li Chen, Kang Xia Long, Xiao Zhang, Guang Fu Dong
Aims. To assess the concentrations of serum CXCL13 and intrarenal ectopic lymphoid tissue (ELT) profiles and their correlation in the patients with lupus nephritis (LN). Methods. Serum CXCL13 levels were measured using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA). The expression of CD3, CD20, and CD21 in renal biopsy specimens was tested using immunohistochemical methods. Results. Serum CXCL13 levels were significantly higher in the LN group than those in the SLE group without LN and also in the type III and IV LN patients than in type V LN patients...
2016: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987522/-interleukin-2-signaling-pathway-regulating-molecules-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#20
Q Guo, X Y Chen, Y Su
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a prototypic systemic autoimmune disease, which characterized by complex immunological abnormalities and multiple tissue and organ damages. The etiology and pathogenesis of SLE have not been entirely recognized. Genetic, environmental and viral infections and other factors might be related to the pathogenetic mechanisms of SLE. Interleukin-2 (IL-2) is a critical cytokine produced by T cells upon activation and is important for the generation of T regulatory cells and activation-induced cell death...
December 18, 2016: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
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