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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431119/hypermetabolic-macrophages-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-coronary-artery-disease-due-to-glycogen-synthase-kinase-3b-inactivation
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Markus Zeisbrich, Rolando E Yanes, Hui Zhang, Ryu Watanabe, Yinyin Li, Lukas Brosig, Jison Hong, Barbara B Wallis, John C Giacomini, Themistocles L Assimes, Jörg J Goronzy, Cornelia M Weyand
OBJECTIVES: Accelerated atherosclerotic disease typically complicates rheumatoid arthritis (RA), leading to premature cardiovascular death. Inflammatory macrophages are key effector cells in both rheumatoid synovitis and the plaques of coronary artery disease (CAD). Whether both diseases share macrophage-dependent pathogenic mechanisms is unknown. METHODS: Patients with RA or CAD (at least one myocardial infarction) and healthy age-matched controls were recruited into the study...
February 3, 2018: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29403504/perspective-on-protein-arginine-deiminase-activity-bicarbonate-is-a-ph-independent-regulator-of-citrullination
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Yebin Zhou, Nanette Mittereder, Gary P Sims
Protein citrullination catalyzed by peptidyl arginine deiminase (PADs) is involved in autoimmune disease pathogenesis, especially in rheumatoid arthritis. Calcium is a key regulator of PAD activity, but under normal physiological conditions it remains uncertain how intracellular calcium levels can be raised to sufficiently high levels to activate these enzymes. In pursuit of trying to identify other factors that influence PAD activity, we identified bicarbonate as a potential regulator of PAD activity. We demonstrate that physiological levels of bicarbonate upregulate citrullination by recombinant PAD2/4 and endogenous PADs in neutrophils...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29399706/differential-diagnostic-perspectives-provided-by-en-face-microscopic-examination-of-articular-surface-defects
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Bruce M Rothschild
Surface defects have a central position in diagnosis of articular pathology. Recognizing the limitations of standard radiologic techniques and those imposed by positioning and averaging artifacts on CT evaluation, direct visualization of surface defects was pursued to identify disease characteristics that would facilitate interpretation of radiologic findings. Epi-illumination surface microscopy was utilized to examine macroscopically recognized articular surface defects in individuals in the Hamann-Todd, Terry, and Huntington human skeletal collections with previously verified diagnoses of rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthropathy, juvenile inflammatory arthritis (JIA), calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPPD), gout, metastatic cancer, multiple myeloma, septic arthritis, tuberculosis, fungal arthritis, histiocytosis and sickle cell anemia (Rothschild and Rothschild Clin Infect Dis 20(5):1402-1408, 1995; Rothschild et al...
February 4, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29356963/pathologic-conditions-of-hard-tissue-role-of-osteoclasts-in-osteolytic-lesion
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REVIEW
Riko Kitazawa, Ryuma Haraguchi, Mana Fukushima, Sohei Kitazawa
Hard tissue homeostasis is regulated by the balance between bone formation by osteoblasts and bone resorption by osteoclasts. This physiologic process allows adaptation to mechanical loading and calcium homeostasis. Under pathologic conditions, however, this process is ill-balanced resulting in either over-resorption or over-formation of hard tissue. Local over-resorption by osteoclasts is typically observed in osteolytic metastases of malignancies, autoimmune arthritis, and giant cell tumor of bone (GCTB)...
January 22, 2018: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352206/omega-3-carboxylic-acids-provide-efficacious-anti-inflammatory-activity-in-models-of-crystal-mediated-inflammation
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Cory Iverson, Andrew Bacong, Sha Liu, Scott Baumgartner, Torbjörn Lundström, Jan Oscarsson, Jeffrey N Miner
This study assesses the efficacy and exposure-response relationship of omega-3-carboxylic acids (OM-3 CA) in models of crystal-based inflammation. Human THP-1 macrophages and primary peripheral blood mononuclear cells exposed to multiple inflammatory crystal types were used to determine the anti-inflammatory potential of omega-3 (OM-3) fatty acids in vitro. Anti-inflammatory effects of OM-3 CA in vivo were tested in rat monosodium urate (MSU) crystal air pouch and rat knee intra-articular MSU injection models...
January 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341591/the-development-of-benzimidazole-based-clickable-probes-for-the-efficient-labeling-of-cellular-protein-arginine-deiminases-pads
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Venkatesh J Nemmara, Venkataraman Subramanian, Aaron Muth, Santanu Mondal, Ari J Salinger, Aaron J Maurais, Ronak Tilvawala, Eranthie Weerapana, Paul R Thompson
Citrullination is the post-translational hydrolysis of peptidyl-arginines to form peptidyl-citrulline, a reaction that is catalyzed by the protein arginine deiminases (PADs), a family of calcium-regulated enzymes. Aberrantly increased protein citrullination is associated with a slew of autoimmune diseases (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis (RA), multiple sclerosis, lupus, and ulcerative colitis) and certain cancers. Given the clear link between increased PAD activity and human disease, the PADs are therapeutically relevant targets...
January 17, 2018: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338885/concurrence-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-calcium-pyrophosphate-deposition-disease-a-case-collection-and-review-of-the-literature
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Viktoriya Sabchyshyn, Irina Konon, Lawrence M Ryan, Ann K Rosenthal
OBJECTIVE: Calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPDD) is arthritis caused by calcium pyrophosphate (CPP) crystal deposition in joints. It is commonly associated with aging as well as a handful of metabolic syndromes. Recent epidemiologic studies suggest a positive association of CPDD and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Yet how these diseases are related remains unclear. We set out to describe 21 well-characterized patients with both diagnoses. METHODS: Medical records of patients with both RA and CPDD identified at a single academic practice site were reviewed for age, gender, age of CPDD and RA onset, disease duration, joint involvement, and lab values including rheumatoid factor (RF), cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody (CCP), iron studies, and parathyroid hormone and calcium levels...
December 2, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313071/glucocorticoids-inflammation-and-bone
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REVIEW
Melek Güler-Yüksel, Jos N Hoes, Irene E M Bultink, Willem F Lems
The current review on glucocorticoids (GCs), inflammation and bone is focused on three aspects: (1) the mutual effects between GCs, inflammation and bone in inflammatory rheumatic diseases, (2) current views on fracture risk assessment in patients using GCs and (3) non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatment to prevent fractures in GC-using patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases. The use of GCs results in increased risk for fractures due to both direct and indirect negative effects of GCs on bone mass, and on bone and muscle strength...
January 8, 2018: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274317/saikosaponin-a-inhibits-compound-48-80-induced-pseudo-allergy-via-the-mrgprx2-pathway-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Nan Wang, Delu Che, Tao Zhang, Rui Liu, Jiao Cao, Jue Wang, Tingting Zhao, Pengyu Ma, Xinzhong Dong, Langchong He
Pseudo-allergic reactions-adverse, non-immunologic, anaphylaxis-like sudden onset reactions mediated through an IgE-independent pathway-are activated by various basic compounds and occur at least as frequently as IgE-mediated reactions to drugs. A large family of G protein coupled receptors (Mas-related genes; Mrgprs) is closely related to pseudo-allergies. However, few therapies can directly target pseudo-allergies and related Mrgprs. Saikosaponin A (SSA) is effective in the treatment of passive cutaneous anaphylaxis (PCA), adjuvant arthritis, and delayed hypersensitiveness...
February 2018: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227355/basic-calcium-phosphate-crystal-associated-musculoskeletal-syndromes-an-update
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Ann K Rosenthal
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Basic calcium phosphate (BCP) crystals are associated with two important musculoskeletal syndromes. Deposition of BCP crystals in tendons, bursae, and other soft tissues around joints causes calcific periarthritis, whereas intra-articular BCP crystals contribute to osteoarthritis and cause the highly destructive arthritis known as Milwaukee Shoulder Syndrome. The epidemiology and natural history of these syndromes are poorly understood, and because the pathogenesis remains unclear, few targeted therapies are available...
December 7, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217191/tnf-%C3%AE-induces-expression-of-the-circadian-clock-gene-bmal1-via-dual-calcium-dependent-pathways-in-rheumatoid-synovial-cells
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Kohsuke Yoshida, Ayako Nakai, Kenta Kaneshiro, Naonori Hashimoto, Kohjin Suzuki, Koto Uchida, Teppei Hashimoto, Yoshiko Kawasaki, Koji Tateishi, Natsuko Nakagawa, Nao Shibanuma, Yoshitada Sakai, Akira Hashiramoto
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α is responsible for expressions of several clock genes and affects joint symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with diurnal fluctuation. We tried to determine the mechanism involved in over-expression of Bmal1, induced by TNF-α, in primary cultured rheumatoid synovial cells. Cells were incubated with intra-cellular Ca2+ chelator BAPTA-AM, calcineurin inhibitor FK506 and p300/CBP (CREB binding protein) inhibitor C646, respectively, or transfected with p300 and CBP small interfering RNA (siRNA) before stimulation with TNF-α...
December 4, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205875/a-case-report-of-basic-calcium-phosphate-mimicking-septic-arthritis
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Queenie Luu, Siroos Nasibi, Praneal Sharma, Andrew Bonura, David Massasso
We report a case of a 53-year-old man who presented with a diagnostic dilemma mimicking septic arthritis. It is important to consider the diagnosis of calcific peri-arthritis clinically and recognize the hallmarks on radiograph and magnetic resonance imaging as this disease process resolves completely with conservative management like in our patient, and does not require operative intervention.
December 4, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196182/peripheral-5-ht3-mediates-mirror-image-pain-by-a-cross-talk-with-acid-sensing-ion-channel-3
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Yeu-Shiuan Su, Hao-Ruei Mei, Chun-Hung Wang, Wei-Hsin Sun
Mirror-image pain (MIP), which occurs along with complex regional pain syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis and chronic migraine, is characterized by increased pain sensitivity of healthy body regions other than the actual injured or inflamed sites. A high level of peripheral inflammation may activate central or peripheral glia, triggering mirror-image pain. However, which receptors mediate inflammatory signals to contribute glial activation remains unclear. Intraplantarly injecting mice with 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) or acidic buffer (proton) caused only unilateral hyperalgesia, but co-injection of 5-HT/acid induced bilateral hyperalgesia (MIP)...
November 28, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194109/crystalline-arthropathy-and-bone-health
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Ian Chang, David Gazeley
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to provide insight on the proposed association between crystal arthritis and bone health. Crystal arthritis is the most common type of inflammatory arthritis, and fractures contribute to significant morbidity and mortality, therefore, the relationship between the two is of clinical importance. RECENT FINDINGS: There have been variable findings regarding hyperuricemia, low bone density and risk of fracture. A recent systematic review and meta-analysis of available literature showed a correlation between increased serum uric acid and lower risk of fracture...
November 30, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194002/auranofin-a-thioredoxin-reductase-inhibitor-causes-platelet-death-through-calcium-overload
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Matthew T Harper
Platelets are central to normal hemostasis and must be tightly controlled to prevent thrombosis. However, drug treatments that also affect platelets could lead to unwanted side effects on hemostasis or thrombosis. In this study, the effect of auranofin on platelets was tested. Auranofin, a gold-based thioredoxin reductase (TRXR) inhibitor, has been previously used in arthritis. Recently, auranofin and other inhibitors of the thioredoxin system have been proposed as novel anti-cancer therapies. TRXR is an important part of the antioxidant defenses in many cells that maintain intracellular proteins in their reduced state...
December 1, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173692/socioeconomic-and-therapy-factor-influence-on-self-reported-fatigue-anxiety-and-depression-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
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Mirjana Lapčević, Mira Vuković, Branislav S Gvozdenović, Vesna Mioljević, Snežana Marjanović
INTRODUCTION: Fatigue, anxiety and depression are very frequent symptoms in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). GOALS: In this study we evaluated the influence of socioeconomic characteristics, therapy and comorbidities on the self-reported high fatigue, anxiety and depression in patients with RA. METHOD: Multicenter cross-sectional study was performed in 22 health institutions in Serbia during the period from April-August 2014 in population of older RA patients...
November 2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124698/role-of-vitamin-d-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Mattia Bellan, Pier Paolo Sainaghi, Mario Pirisi
Vitamin D is a fat soluble hormone, with a well described role in bone health and calcium/phosphate metabolism. Recent evidences have related vitamin D to other physiological functions and pathological conditions. Specifically, vitamin D has widely proven activities on immune system and evidences suggest that it may be implicated in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The relationship between vitamin D and RA is complex, also because a deficitary vitamin D status, which is very common in RA patients, can contribute to the increased risk of osteoporosis typical of RA...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120570/early-referral-improves-long-term-outcomes-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Jobie Evans, Andra Negoescu
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a common, chronic systemic inflammatory disease of unclear aetiology leading to synovial hypertrophy and joint inflammation. It typically presents with symmetrical polyarthritis of small joints of the hands or feet, but can also involve larger joints, and have associated extra-articular manifestations. Diagnosis is based on duration of symptoms, joint distribution, level of inflammatory markers and autoantibodies i.e. rheumatoid factor(RhF) and anty-cyclic citrullinated peptide (CCP) antibodies...
May 2017: Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114388/epistatic-interactions-between-mutations-of-taci-tnfrsf13b-and-tcf3-result-in-a-severe-primary-immunodeficiency-disorder-and-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Rohan Ameratunga, Wikke Koopmans, See-Tarn Woon, Euphemia Leung, Klaus Lehnert, Charlotte A Slade, Jessica C Tempany, Anselm Enders, Richard Steele, Peter Browett, Philip D Hodgkin, Vanessa L Bryant
Common variable immunodeficiency disorders (CVID) are a group of primary immunodeficiencies where monogenetic causes account for only a fraction of cases. On this evidence, CVID is potentially polygenic and epistatic although there are, as yet, no examples to support this hypothesis. We have identified a non-consanguineous family, who carry the C104R (c.310T>C) mutation of the Transmembrane Activator Calcium-modulator and cyclophilin ligand Interactor (TACI, TNFRSF13B) gene. Variants in TNFRSF13B/TACI are identified in up to 10% of CVID patients, and are associated with, but not solely causative of CVID...
October 2017: Clinical & Translational Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105349/cost-effectiveness-of-bisphosphonates-for-prevention-of-fracture-related-to-glucocorticoid-induced-osteoporosis-in-malaysia
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Nurul-Ain Mohd-Tahir, Paraidathathu Thomas, Mohd-Shahrir Mohamed-Said, Mohd Makmor-Bakry, Shu-Chuen Li
INTRODUCTION: Glucocorticoid therapy is associated with an appreciable risk of bone loss leading to fractures that require expensive treatments. This study aimed to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of bisphosphonates for prevention of hip fracture in glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (GIOP) in Malaysia. METHOD: Retrospective data were collected from GIOP patients referred to the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre. Fracture events and direct medical costs were compared between bisphosphonates and calcium/vitamin D combination...
November 3, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
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