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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922375/elevated-igg4-serum-levels-in-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Axelle Clerc, Quitterie Reynaud, Stéphane Durupt, Colette Chapuis-Cellier, Raphaële Nové-Josserand, Isabelle Durieu, Jean Christophe Lega
OBJECTIVE: Serum immunoglobulin (Ig) G4 elevation has been associated with several pathological conditions other than IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD). In cystic fibrosis (CF), an elevation of specific IgG4 has been associated with colonization and infection by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. IgG4 elevation may be a marker of chronic infection or inflammatory stimulation. The aim of this study was to explore the prevalence of elevated IgG4 levels in CF and its correlation with the major clinical and microbiological features found in CF patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913158/dosimetry-and-first-human-experience-with-89-zr-panitumumab
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Liza Lindenberg, Stephen Adler, Ismail B Turkbey, Francesca Mertan, Anita Ton, Khanh Do, Shivaani Kummar, Esther Mena Gonzalez, Sibaprasad Bhattacharyya, Paula M Jacobs, Peter Choyke
(89)Zr-panitumumab is a novel immuno-PET radiotracer. A fully humanized IgG2 antibody, panitumumab binds with high affinity to the extracellular ligand binding domain of EGFR. Immuno-PET with radiolabeled panitumumab is a non-invasive method that could characterize EGFR expression in tumors and metastatic lesions. It might also assist in selecting patients likely to benefit from targeted therapy as well as monitor response and drug biodistribution for dosing guidance. Our objective was to calculate the maximum dosing for effective imaging with minimal radiation exposure in a small subset...
2017: American Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912097/igg-subclasses-quantitation-analytical-performance-of-the-binding-site-spaplus%C3%A2-human-assay-and-comparison-with-siemens-bnii%C3%A2-assay
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Ana Sarnago, Rosa M Pascual, María J Moreno, Begoña Laíz, Oscar Fuster
OBJECTIVES: Accurate evaluation of analyzers is highly recommended before these devices are broadly introduced for routine testing. Concerning quantification of IgG subclasses (IgGSc), standardization has not yet been reached and thus different assays might lead to different results. Here we report the analytical performances of The Binding Site (TBS) SPAPLUS® human IgGSc assay and the concordance with the Siemens BNII® human IgGSc assay. DESIGN AND METHODS: We evaluated precision, LoB, LoD and linearity of TBS SPAPLUS® human IgGSc immunoassay...
September 11, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881485/indices-of-anti-dengue-immunoglobulin-g-subclasses-in-adult-mexican-patients-with-febrile-and-hemorrhagic-dengue-in-the-acute-phase
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Araceli Posadas-Mondragón, José Leopoldo Aguilar-Faisal, Adolfo Chávez-Negrete, Edith Guillén-Salomón, Verónica Alcántara-Farfán, Lucero Luna-Rojas, Amanda Marineth Ávila-Trejo, Judith Del Carmen Pacheco-Yépez
Heterologous secondary infections are at increased risk of developing dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) due to antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE). The immunoglobulin G (IgG) subclasses can fix and activate complement and bind to Fcɣ receptors. These factors may also play an important role in the development of ADE and thus in the pathogenesis of DHF. The aim of this study was to analyze the indices of anti-dengue IgG subclasses in adult patients with febrile and hemorrhagic dengue in the acute phase. In 2013, we recruited129 patients with dengue fever (DF) and 57 with DHF in Veracruz, Mexico...
September 7, 2017: Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877834/clinicopathological-features-of-idiopathic-membranous-nephropathy-in-33-adolescents
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Chao Li, Hang Li, Yu-Bing Wen, Jia-Ning Li, Wei-Feng Lin, Jian-Fang Cai, Lin Duan, Yan Li, Xue-Mei Li, Xue-Wang Li
Objective To investigate the clinicopathological features and prognosis of idiopathic membranous nephropathy(IMN)in adolescents. Methods This was a retrospective study on IMN patients hospitalized between June 2012 and December 2014,and a total of 33 IMN patients aged between 13 and 24 years old were enrolled in the study.Meanwhile,33 IMN patients aged more than 24 years old were selected randomly as control group during the same period.Diagnosis was confirmed by renal biopsy,and the secondary causes of membranous nephropathy were ruled out...
August 20, 2017: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876059/pentalinonsterol-a-constituent-of-pentalinon-andrieuxii-possesses-potent-immunomodulatory-activity-and-primes-t-cell-immune-responses
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Steve Oghumu, Sanjay Varikuti, Noushin Saljoughian, Cesar Terrazas, Andrew C Huntsman, Narasimham L Parinandi, James R Fuchs, A Douglas Kinghorn, Abhay R Satoskar
The use of natural products as adjuvants has emerged as a promising approach for the development of effective vaccine formulations. Pentalinonsterol (PEN) is a recently isolated compound from the roots of Pentalinon andrieuxii and has been shown to possess antileishmanial activity against Leishmania spp. The objective of this study was to examine the immunomodulatory properties of PEN and evaluate its potential as an adjuvant. Macrophages and bone-marrow-derived dendritic cells (BMDCs) were stimulated with PEN and tested for gene expression, cytokine production, and their ability to activate T cells in vitro...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852884/clinicopathological-and-long-term-prognostic-features-of-membranous-nephropathy-with-crescents-a-japanese-single-center-experience
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Masaya Saito, Atsushi Komatsuda, Ryuta Sato, Ayano Saito, Hajime Kaga, Fumito Abe, Masato Sawamura, Mizuho Nara, Masaru Togashi, Shin Okuyama, Hideki Wakui, Naoto Takahashi
BACKGROUND: Three recent studies from the United States and China reported the clinicopathological features and short-term prognosis in patients with membranous nephropathy (MN) and crescents in the absence of secondary MN, anti-glomerular basement membrane (GBM) antibodies, and anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA). METHODS: We compared clinicopathological and prognostic features in 16 MN patients with crescents (crescent group) and 38 MN patients without crescents (control group), in the absence of secondary MN, anti-GBM antibodies, and ANCA...
August 29, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827190/establishing-tools-for-early-diagnosis-of-congenital-toxoplasmosis-flow-cytometric-igg-avidity-assay-as-a-confirmatory-test-for-neonatal-screening
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Aline de Castro Zacche-Tonini, Giuliana Schmidt França Fonseca, Laura Néspoli Nassar Passini de Jesus, Geisa Baptista Barros, Jordana Grazziela Alves Coelho-Dos-Reis, Samantha Ribeiro Béla, Anderson Silva Machado, Ana Carolina Aguiar Vasconcelos Carneiro, Gláucia Manzan Queiroz Andrade, Daniel Vitor Vasconcelos-Santos, José Nélio Januário, Andréa Teixeira-Carvalho, Ricardo Wagner Almeida Vitor, Eloísa Amália Vieira Ferro, José Roberto Mineo, Olindo Assis Martins-Filho, Elenice Moreira Lemos
The aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of conventional serology (Q-Preven™ and ELFAVIDAS™) and flow cytometry-based serologic tools for early serologic diagnosis of congenital toxoplasmosis. The study groups included prospectively confirmed cases of congenital toxoplasmosis (TOXO=88) and age-matching non-infected controls (NI=15).The results demonstrated that all samples tested positive/indeterminate for anti-T. gondii IgM screening at birth using air-dried whole blood samples. Serum samples collected at 30-45days after birth tested positive for ELFAVIDAS™ IgG in both groups...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814366/porphyromonas-gingivalis-and-igg1-and-igg2-subclass-antibodies-in-patients-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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Consuelo Romero-Sánchez, Clara Malagón, Camilo Vargas, María Fernanda Torres, Lorena Chila Moreno, Constanza Rodríguez, Diana Marcela Castillo, Juliette De Avila, Ángela Catalina Mosquera, Gloria Inés Lafaurie
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the periodontal status and the presence and concentration of Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis) and immunoglobulin G (IgG) subclass against P. gingivalis in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and its association with rheumatic clinical activity parameters. METHODS: Rheumatologic conditions and periodontal status were clinically assessed in 51 patients with JIA. P. gingivalis, IgG1 and IgG2, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, rheumatoid factor (RF), anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPAs), and human leukocyte antigen B27 were also evaluated...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Dentistry for Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814356/pneumococcal-13-valent-conjugate-vaccine-administration-after-inferior-response-to-pneumococcal-vaccine
#10
Ratika Gupta, Chak Shui Wong, Luz Fonacier
BACKGROUND: The pneumococcal vaccine, a nonconjugated vaccine, may be used to evaluate the integrity of the humoral immune system. Those patients with an inferior response to a nonconjugated vaccine may be vaccinated with a conjugated vaccine, which elicits both a B- and T-cell response. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the immunogenicity of a conjugated vaccine in patients with inferior responses to a nonconjugated vaccine. METHODS: This was an institutional review board approved retrospective study that involved 22 patients with suspected specific antibody deficiency who received a nonconjugated vaccine, followed by a conjugated vaccine...
September 1, 2017: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802755/pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccination-response-in-patients-after-community-acquired-pneumonia-differences-in-patients-with-s-pneumoniae-versus-other-pathogens
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G H J Wagenvoort, B J M Vlaminckx, D A van Kessel, R C L Geever, B A W de Jong, J C Grutters, W J W Bos, B Meek, G T Rijkers
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study is to investigate the immune response to the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) in former pneumococcal CAP patients. We hypothesize that an impaired or suboptimal humoral immune response against (specific) pneumococcal serotypes might explain the vulnerability for pneumococcal disease. METHODS: Hospitalised adult CAP patients who participated in two trials (2004-2006 (n=201) and, 2007-2009 (n=304)) were screened. Patients eligible for inclusion had CAP caused by either S...
August 9, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732781/immunoglobulin-and-b-cell-disturbances-in-patients-with-chronic-idiopathic-neutropenia
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Irene Mavroudi, Aristides G Eliopoulos, Charalampos Pontikoglou, Katerina Pyrovolaki, Athina Damianaki, Helen Koutala, Maria I Zervou, Maria Ximeri, Semeli Mastrodemou, Peggy Kanellou, George N Goulielmos, Helen A Papadaki
Chronic idiopathic neutropenia (CIN) is a granulocytic disorder associated with presence of activated, myelosuppressive T-lymphocytes. In the present study we have evaluated constituents of humoral immunity in CIN patients (n=48) compared to healthy controls (n=52). CIN patients displayed lower serum IgG levels due to a reduction in IgG1, IgG3, IgG4 but not IgG2, lower IgA and increased IgM levels compared to controls. The proportion of CD19(+) cells did not differ between patients and controls; however the proportion of the naïve IgD(+)/CD27(-) B-cells was increased and the proportion of class-switched memory IgD(-)/CD27(+) B-cells was decreased in the patients...
July 18, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723905/evolution-of-anti-trypanosoma-cruzi-antibody-production-in-patients-with-chronic-chagas-disease-correlation-between-antibody-titers-and-development-of-cardiac-disease-severity
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Ingebourg Georg, Alejandro Marcel Hasslocher-Moreno, Sergio Salles Xavier, Marcelo Teixeira de Holanda, Eric Henrique Roma, Maria da Gloria Bonecini-Almeida
Chagas disease is one of the most important endemic infections in Latin America affecting around 6-7 million people. About 30-50% of patients develop the cardiac form of the disease, which can lead to severe cardiac dysfunction and death. In this scenario, the identification of immunological markers of disease progression would be a valuable tool for early treatment and reduction of death rates. In this observational study, the production of anti-Trypanosoma cruzi antibodies through a retrospective longitudinal follow-up in chronic Chagas disease patients´ cohort and its correlation with disease progression and heart commitment was evaluated...
July 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720505/chemically-generated-igg2-bispecific-antibodies-through-disulfide-bridging
#14
James T Patterson, Edwige Gros, Heyue Zhou, Ghazi Atassi, Lisa Kerwin, Lisa Carmody, Tong Zhu, Bryan Jones, Yanwen Fu, Gunnar F Kaufmann
Bispecific antibodies (BsAbs) are designed to engage two antigens simultaneously, thus, effectively expanding the ability of antibody-based therapeutics to target multiple pathways within the same cell, engage two separate soluble antigens, bind the same antigen with distinct paratopes, or crosslink two different cell types. Many recombinant BsAb formats have emerged, however, expression and purification of such constructs can often be challenging. To this end, we have developed a chemical strategy for generating BsAbs using native IgG2 architecture...
July 8, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692416/immunoglobulin-g-n-glycans-as-potential-postgenomic-biomarkers-for-hypertension-in-the-kazakh-population
#15
Qing Gao, Mamatyusupu Dolikun, Jerko Štambuk, Hao Wang, Feifei Zhao, Nizam Yiliham, Youxin Wang, Irena Trbojević-Akmačić, Jie Zhang, Honghong Fang, Yang Sun, Hongli Peng, Zhongyao Zhao, Di Liu, Jiaonan Liu, Qihuan Li, Qi Sun, Lijuan Wu, Gordan Lauc, Wei Wang, Manshu Song
Next-generation (postgenomic) biomarkers from the nascent field of glycomics now offer fresh vistas for innovation in chronic disease biomarkers and system diagnostics in clinical medicine. Our previous work has shown an association between hypertension and immunoglobulin G (IgG) glycome composition, suggesting that individual variation in N-glycosylation of IgG might contribute to hypertension pathogenesis. The present study examined, for the first time to the best of our knowledge, the IgG N-glycans as potential biomarkers for hypertension in the Kazakh population...
July 2017: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679991/acquired-immune-mediated-von-willebrand-syndrome-accompanied-by-antiphospholipid-syndrome
#16
Nobuhiko Kobayashi, Yoshiyuki Ogawa, Kunio Yanagisawa, Takuma Ishizaki, Hideki Uchiumi, Nobuaki Suzuki, Tadashi Matsushita, Akitada Ichinose, Hiroshi Handa
Acquired von Willebrand syndrome (AvWS) is a rare bleeding disorder with laboratory findings resembling those of congenital von Willebrand disease. AvWS usually occurs in association with a variety of underlying disorders, such as lymphoproliferative disease or cardiovascular disease, but autoimmune AvWS is very rare. We now describe the case of a 42-year-old woman with autoimmune AvWS with concurrent antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). The patient was suffering from epistaxis and menorrhagia from few years prior to referral...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669382/new-wide-dynamic-range-assays-for-quantification-of-anti-leishmania-igg2-and-iga-antibodies-in-canine-serum
#17
Ana Cantos-Barreda, Damián Escribano, Luis J Bernal, Luis Pardo-Marín, José J Cerón, Silvia Martínez-Subiela
The aims of this study were (1) to develop and validate time resolved-immunofluorometric assays for the detection of anti-Leishmania IgG2 and IgA antibodies in canine serum and (2) to evaluate the ability of these assays to quantify different amounts of anti-Leishmania antibodies in Leishmania-seronegative and seropositive dogs, determined by a commercial ELISA assay, and between different clinical stages according to LeishVet guidelines. The analytical validation showed that the assays had a good precision with intra- and inter-assay coefficients of variation lower than 10%...
July 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668575/meningococcal-serogroup-c-immunogenicity-antibody-persistence-and-memory-b-cells-induced-by-the-monovalent-meningococcal-serogroup-c-versus-quadrivalent-meningococcal-serogroup-acwy-conjugate-booster-vaccine-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#18
Mariëtte B van Ravenhorst, Fiona R M van der Klis, Debbie M van Rooijen, Mirjam J Knol, Susanne P Stoof, Elisabeth A M Sanders, Guy A M Berbers
BACKGROUND: Adolescents are considered the key transmitters of meningococci in the population. Meningococcal serogroup C (MenC) antibody levels wane rapidly after MenC conjugate vaccination in young children, leaving adolescents with low antibody levels. In this study, we compared MenC immune responses after booster vaccination in adolescence with either tetanus toxoid conjugated MenC (MenC-TT) or MenACWY (MenACWY-TT) vaccine, and aimed to establish an optimal age for this booster. METHODS: Healthy 10-, 12-, and 15-year-olds, who received a single dose of MenC-TT vaccine in early childhood, were randomized to receive MenC-TT or MenACWY-TT vaccine...
June 28, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661087/efficacy-of-substance-removal-by-immunoadsorption-with-a-selective-plasma-separator
#19
Norio Hanafusa, Hiroko Yamamoto, Masaki Tamachi, Toshihiro Torato, Satoko Sakurai, Ken Tsuchiya, Kosaku Nitta, Masaomi Nangaku
Immunoadsorption with a tryptophan-conjugated column has a limited capacity and reduces fibrinogen. We speculated that immunoadsorption with a selective plasma separator has higher efficiency in removing immunoglobulins than ordinary immunoadsorption without affecting coagulation factors. This study investigated the efficacy of immunoadsorption with a selective plasma separator in vitro. The sieving coefficients, the pool concentration, and the adsorbed amount were investigated serially with up to 5 L of processed plasma...
June 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650258/helper-t-cell-responses-to-respiratory-viruses-in-the-lung-development-virus-suppression-and-pathogenesis
#20
Kosuke Miyauchi
The lung is an important line of defense that is exposed to respiratory infectious pathogens, including viruses. Lung epithelial cells and/or alveolar macrophages are initially targeted by respiratory viruses. Once respiratory viruses invade the cells of the lung, innate immunity is activated to inhibit viral replication. Innate immune signaling also activates virus-specific adaptive immune responses. The helper T cells play pivotal roles in the humoral and cellular adaptive immune responses. Helper T cells are categorized into several distinct subsets (e...
July 2017: Viral Immunology
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