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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633586/porphyromonas-gingivalis-and-its-lps-differentially-regulate-the-expression-of-peptidyl-arginine-deiminases-in-human-chondrocytes
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René Elkaim, Isaac Maximiliano Bugueno-Valdebenito, Nadia Benkirane-Jessel, Henri Tenenbaum
Periodontitis, an inflammatory disease initiated by Gram-negative bacteria such as Porphyromonas gingivalis ( Pg), is considered as a risk factor for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Our study aimed to determine the effect of Pg and its LPS on the expression of peptidyl arginine deiminase isotypes (PADs) in human primary chondrocytes (HC). HCs were infected with Pg and activated by its LPS (LPS- Pg). The mRNA expression levels of human PADs (1, 2, 3, 4 and 6) and bacterial enzyme (PADPg) were quantified by RT-qPCR...
January 1, 2017: Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629188/serum-biomarkers-for-discrimination-between-hepatitis-c-related-arthropathy-and-early-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Isabela Siloşi, Lidia Boldeanu, Viorel Biciuşcă, Maria Bogdan, Carmen Avramescu, Citto Taisescu, Vlad Padureanu, Mihail Virgil Boldeanu, Anica Dricu, Cristian Adrian Siloşi
In the present study, we aimed to estimate the concentrations of cytokines (interleukin 6, IL-6, tumor necrosis factor-α, TNF-α) and auto-antibodies (rheumatoid factor IgM isotype, IgM-RF, antinuclear auto-antibodies, ANA, anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies IgG isotype, IgG anti-CCP3.1, anti-cardiolipin IgG isotype, IgG anti-aCL) in serum of patients with eRA (early rheumatoid arthritis) and HCVrA (hepatitis C virus-related arthropathy) and to assess the utility of IL-6, TNF-α together with IgG anti-CCP and IgM-RF in distinguishing between patients with true eRA and HCVrA, in the idea of using them as differential immunomarkers...
June 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627340/-experimental-study-on-formation-of-neutrophil-extracellular-traps-in-human-peripheral-blood-induced-by-paraquat-in-vitro
#3
Wei Jin, Jian Lu, Hui Xie, Yiqun Jiang, Xiaoxiao Meng, Yong Zhu, Ruilan Wang
OBJECTIVE: To explore whether paraquat (PQ) can induce the formation of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) in human peripheral blood. METHODS: Neutrophils were isolated from healthy human peripheral blood, and the cells were identified by hematoxylin-eosin (HE) strain. The cells were treated with different concentrations of PQ [0 (as control), 200, 400, 600, 800, 1 000 and 1 200 μmol/L], and the cell viability was measured by cell proliferation and CCK-8 cytotoxicity detection kit, and the median lethal concentration of PQ was selected...
March 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627096/high-titer-of-anti-citrullinated-peptide-antibody-is-a-risk-factor-for-severe-carotid-atherosclerotic-plaque-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-the-tomorrow-study
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Tadashi Okano, Kentaro Inui, Yuko Sugioka, Kenichi Sugioka, Yoshiki Matsumura, Shinji Takahashi, Masahiro Tada, Kenji Mamoto, Shigeyuki Wakitani, Tatsuya Koike, Hiroaki Nakamura
AIM: Cardiovascular disease is one of the complications of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We researched the morbidity and severity of existing carotid atherosclerosis plaque and associated risk factors in patients with RA. METHOD: This study included 413 participants, including 208 patients with RA and 205 age- and sex-matched healthy volunteers. Carotid ultrasound, clinical data collection and assessment of cardiovascular risk factors were performed. Atherosclerotic plaque was defined as an intima-media thickness ≥ 1...
June 19, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626469/serum-amino-acid-profiles-in-normal-subjects-and-in-patients-with-or-at-risk-of-alzheimer-dementia
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Gaetano Corso, Adriana Cristofano, Nadia Sapere, Giancarlo la Marca, Antonella Angiolillo, Michela Vitale, Roberto Fratangelo, Teresa Lombardi, Carola Porcile, Mariano Intrieri, Alfonso Di Costanzo
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Abnormalities in the plasma amino acid profile have been reported in Alzheimer disease (AD), but no data exist for the prodromal phase characterized by subjective memory complaint (SMC). It was our aim to understand if serum amino acid levels change along the continuum from normal to AD, and to identify possible diagnostic biomarkers. METHODS: Serum levels of 15 amino acids and 2 organic acids were determined in 4 groups of participants - 29 with probable AD, 18 with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), 24 with SMC, and 46 cognitively healthy subjects (HS) - by electrospray tandem mass spectrometry...
January 2017: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619044/differing-specificities-and-isotypes-of-anti-citrullinated-peptide-protein-antibodies-in-palindromic-rheumatism-and-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Sonia Cabrera-Villalba, María José Gomara, Juan D Cañete, Julio Ramírez, Georgina Salvador, Virginia Ruiz-Esquide, Maria Victoria Hernández, José Inciarte-Mundo, Isabel Haro, Raimon Sanmartí
BACKGROUND: To analyze differences in the recognition of anti-citrullinated peptide/protein antibody (ACPA) citrullinated epitopes and isotypes in patients with palindromic rheumatism (PR) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: ACPA fine specificities (citrullinated peptides of enolase, fibrin, and vimentin) and isotypes (IgG, IgM, and IgA) were analyzed in 54 patients with longstanding PR and 54 patients with established RA. RESULTS: CCP2 tested positive in 66...
June 15, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612866/technetium-99m-complexes-of-l-arginine-derivatives-for-targeting-amino-acid-transporters
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Maurício Morais, Vera F C Ferreira, Flávio Figueira, Filipa Mendes, Paula Raposinho, Isabel Santos, Bruno L Oliveira, João D G Correia
Although relevant from the clinical point of view, radiotracers targeting cationic amino acid transporters are relatively unexplored and, in particular, no metal-based radiotracers are known. The rare examples of complexes recognized by amino acid transporters, namely by the Na(+)-independent neutral l-type amino acid transporter 1 (LAT1), are (99m)Tc(i)/Re(i) compounds. Herein, we describe conjugates comprising a pyrazolyl-diamine chelating unit and the cationic amino acid l-arginine (l-Arg) linked by a propyl (L1) or hexyl linker (L2), which allowed the preparation of stable complexes of the type fac-[(99m)Tc(CO)3(k(3)-L)](+) (Tc1, L = L1; Tc2, L = L2) and of the respective surrogates Re1 and Re2...
June 14, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611854/arginine-asymmetric-dimethylarginine-ratio-in-colorectal-surgery
#8
Neli Ragina, Gabrielle Davis, Michael Doorly, Kyle Cologne, Anthony J Senagore
BACKGROUND: Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) is a naturally occurring amino acid that inhibits the effects of nitric oxide synthetases, producing considerable effects on the vascular system. Recent studies have suggested that increased ADMA is a major contributor to endothelial dysfunction, resulting in significant effects on cardiovascular and renal function. METHODS: The study sample consisted of five male and 11 female patients scheduled for elective laparoscopic colorectal surgery; patients were between 41 and 77 years of age...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611162/a-large-chronic-pericardial-effusion-in-an-ultramarathon-runner-with-anti-ccp-positive-rheumatoid-arthritis
#9
Thomas J McClelland, Rose Penfold, Stefan Kluzek, Navraj S Nagra
Pericardial effusions arise as an extra-articular manifestation of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Pericardial effusions are often asymptomatic, particularly in the early phase, but patients are at risk of cardiac tamponade as the effusion progresses. We discuss the case of a 40-year-old male ultramarathon runner with RA who presented with mild pleuritic chest pain and exertional dyspnoea after a recent long-haul flight. Despite a relative tachycardia, his observations were otherwise unremarkable. His blood tests revealed a C-reactive protein (CRP) of 86 mg/L and an anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) titre of 360 units/mL...
June 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611027/the-intestinal-renal-axis-for-arginine-synthesis-is-present-and-functional-in-the-neonatal-pig
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Juan C Marini, Umang Agarwal, Jason L Robinson, Yang Yuan, Inka Cajo Didelija, Barbara Stoll, Douglas G Burrin
The intestinal-renal axis for endogenous arginine synthesis is an interorgan process in which citrulline produced in the small intestine is utilized by the kidney for arginine synthesis. The function of this axis in neonates has been questioned because during this period the enzymes needed for arginine synthesis argininosuccinate synthase and lyase (ASS1 and ASL) are present in the gut. However, evidence of high plasma citrulline concentrations in neonates suggests otherwise. We quantified in vivo citrulline production in premature (10 d preterm), neonatal (7 d old) and young pigs (35 d old) using citrulline tracers...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609431/polymorphisms-in-urea-cycle-enzyme-genes-are-associated-with-persistent-pulmonary-hypertension-of-the-newborn
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Dinushan C Kaluarachchi, Caitlin J Smith, Jonathan M Klein, Jeffrey C Murray, John M Dagle, Kelli K Ryckman
BACKGROUND: Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) is characterized by elevated pulmonary vascular resistance. Endogenous nitric oxide is critical for regulation of pulmonary vascular resistance. Nitric oxide is generated from L -arginine, supplied by the urea cycle (UC). We hypothesized that polymorphisms in UC enzyme genes and low concentrations of UC intermediates are associated with PPHN. METHODS: We performed a family based candidate gene analysis to study 48 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in 6 UC enzyme genes...
June 13, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601249/the-2010-acr-eular-criteria-are-not-sufficiently-accurate-in-the-early-identification-of-autoantibody-negative-rheumatoid-arthritis-results-from-the-leiden-eac-and-espoir-cohorts
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Debbie M Boeters, Cécile Gaujoux-Viala, Arnaud Constantin, Annette H M van der Helm-van Mil
OBJECTIVES: The 2010 ACR/EULAR criteria were derived to classify rheumatoid arthritis (RA) earlier in time. Previous studies indeed observed that the 2010 criteria were fulfilled earlier than the 1987 criteria. This study determined whether the 2010 criteria perform equally in early classification of autoantibody-positive and autoantibody-negative RA. METHODS: From the total Leiden-EAC (n = 3448) and ESPOIR (n = 813) RA patients who fulfilled the 1987 RA criteria at 1 year but not at presentation were selected (n = 463 and n = 53, respectively), as these patients were classified with delay with the 1987 criteria...
April 29, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600350/rheumatoid-arthritis-and-polymyalgia-rheumatica-occurring-after-immune-checkpoint-inhibitor-treatment
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Rakiba Belkhir, Sébastien Le Burel, Laetitia Dunogeant, Aurélien Marabelle, Antoine Hollebecque, Benjamin Besse, Alexandra Leary, Anne-Laure Voisin, Clémence Pontoizeau, Laetitia Coutte, Edouard Pertuiset, Gaël Mouterde, Olivier Fain, Olivier Lambotte, Xavier Mariette
OBJECTIVES: Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) targeting cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4 and programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) have demonstrated improved survival for multiple cancers. However, these new drug classes have led to increased immune-related adverse events (IrAE). Rheumatic IrAEs have not been well described in clinical trials. We report here cases of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) occurring after ICI treatment. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of patients receiving an ICI in whom symptoms of arthritis or arthralgia developed and revealed a diagnosis of RA or PMR...
June 9, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598783/anti-homocitrullinated-protein-antibody-isotype-usage-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-their-unaffected-first-degree-relatives
#14
David A Bell, Sallie Elhayek, Ewa Cairns, Lillian Barra
OBJECTIVES: The majority of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients express anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPA). Unaffected first-degree relatives of RA patients (FDR) also express ACPA, commonly of the IgA isotype. IgG anti-homocitrullinated/carbamylated protein antibodies (AHCPA) have been detected in both RA and FDR. It is unknown whether other isotypes are expressed. We aim to investigate the AHCPA isotype profile in unaffected FDR of RA patients. METHODS: The enrolled subjects were examined by a rheumatologist...
June 5, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593134/quantum-chemical-modeling-of-the-reaction-path-of-chorismate-mutase-based-on-the-experimental-substrate-product-complex
#15
Daniel Burschowsky, Ute Krengel, Einar Uggerud, David Balcells
Chorismate mutase is a well-known model enzyme, catalyzing the Claisen rearrangement of chorismate to prephenate. Recent high-resolution crystal structures along the reaction coordinate of this enzyme enabled computational analyses at unprecedented detail. Using quantum chemical simulations, we investigated how the catalytic reaction mechanism is affected by electrostatic and hydrogen-bond interactions. Our calculations showed that the transition state (TS) was mainly stabilized electrostatically, with Arg90 playing the leading role...
June 2017: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592428/ebv-infection-empowers-human-b-cells-for-autoimmunity-role-of-autophagy-and-relevance-to-multiple-sclerosis
#16
Elena Morandi, S Anwar Jagessar, Bert A 't Hart, Bruno Gran
The efficacy of B cell depletion therapy in multiple sclerosis indicates their central pathogenic role in disease pathogenesis. The B lymphotropic EBV is a major risk factor in multiple sclerosis, via as yet unclear mechanisms. We reported in a nonhuman primate experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis model that an EBV-related lymphocryptovirus enables B cells to protect a proteolysis-sensitive immunodominant myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) epitope (residues 40-48) against destructive processing...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592200/anti-carbamylated-protein-antibodies-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients-with-articular-involvement
#17
L Massaro, F Ceccarelli, T Colasanti, M Pendolino, C Perricone, E Cipriano, F Natalucci, G Capalbo, R Lucchetti, A Pecani, M Vomero, R Mancini, F R Spinelli, C Alessandri, G Valesini, F Conti
Objective Several studies have evaluated the prevalence of rheumatoid factor (RF) and anti-citrullinated proteins antibodies (ACPA) in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients but no data are available on the anti-carbamylated proteins (anti-CarP), a new biomarker for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We evaluated the anti-CarP prevalence in SLE patients with joint involvement and the associations with different phenotypes. Methods Seventy-eight SLE patients with joint involvement were enrolled (F/M 73/5; mean ± SD age 47...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592052/-the-457th-case-polyarthralgia-back-pain-and-subcutaneous-masses
#18
M Li, D Wu, W J Zheng, M T Li, X F Zeng
A 54-year-old man was admitted to the Department of Rheumatology in Peking Union Medical College Hospital due to polyarthritis, back pain and multiple subcutaneous masses. He had symmetrical polyarthritis at onset, which was diagnosed as rheumatoid arthritis. His follow-up and treatment were irregular. Back pain and multiple subcutaneous masses developed 2 year ago. Erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein were elevated. Rheumatoid factor and Anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody were positive...
June 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589668/strongly-positive-anti-ccp-antibodies-in-patients-with-sacroiliitis-or-reactive-arthritis-post-e-%C3%A2-coli-infection-a-mini-case-series-based-review
#19
Miljyot Singh Sangha, Matthew Liam Wright, Coziana Ciurtin
We report here on four cases of patients with strongly positive anti-citrullinated cyclic peptides (anti-CCP) antibodies and clinical features of seronegative spondyloarthritis (SpA) and reactive arthritis. The four patients had various clinical presentations: one had an initial diagnosis of seropositive rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with involvement of the sacroiliac joints (similar to previous reports of the association of two diseases); one had a clinical picture of reactive arthritis following an episode of an Escherichia coli positive urinary tract infection; and two had asymmetrical sacroiliitis (SII), but no evidence of peripheral joint involvement (never reported before)...
June 6, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589473/the-effect-of-triclosan-on-posttranslational-modification-of-proteins-through-citrullination-and-carbamylation
#20
Richard Bright, C Marchant, P M Bartold
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was evaluate the effect of triclosan on citrullination and carbamylation, two important protein posttranslational modifications associated with inflammatory conditions such as periodontitis and rheumatoid arthritis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A range of triclosan concentrations were incubated in the presence of appropriate substrates used for the generation of either citrullinated or carbamylated proteins. The effect of triclosan on protein citrullination and carbamylation in macrophages was also assessed...
June 6, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
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