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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543773/degradation-of-heme-oxygenase-1-by-the-immunoproteasome-in-astrocytes-a-potential-interferon-%C3%AE-dependent-mechanism-contributing-to-hiv-neuropathogenesis
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Colleen E Kovacsics, Alexander J Gill, Surendra S Ambegaokar, Benjamin B Gelman, Dennis L Kolson
Induction of the detoxifying enzyme heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) is a critical protective host response to cellular injury associated with inflammation and oxidative stress. We previously found that HO-1 protein expression is reduced in brains of HIV-infected individuals with HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) and in HIV-infected macrophages, where this reduction associates with enhanced glutamate release and neurotoxicity. Because HIV-infected macrophages are a small component of the cellular content of the brain, the reduction of macrophage HO-1 expression likely accounts for a small portion of brain HO-1 loss in HIV infection...
May 22, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542587/seminal-plasma-induces-inflammation-and-enhances-hiv-1-replication-in-human-cervical-tissue-explants
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Andrea Introini, Stéphanie Boström, Frideborg Bradley, Anna Gibbs, Axel Glaessgen, Annelie Tjernlund, Kristina Broliden
The most immediate and evident effect of mucosal exposure to semen in vivo is a local release of proinflammatory mediators accompanied by an influx of leukocytes into the female genital mucosa (FGM). The implication of such response in HIV-1 transmission has never been addressed due to limitations of currently available experimental models. Using human tissue explants from the uterine cervix, we developed a system of mucosal exposure to seminal plasma (SP) that supports HIV-1 replication. Treatment of ectocervical explants with SP resulted in the upregulation of inflammatory and growth factors, including IL-6, TNF, CCL5, CCL20, CXCL1, and CXCL8, and IL1A, CSF2, IL7, PTGS2, as evaluated by measuring protein levels in explant conditioned medium (ECM) and gene expression in tissue...
May 19, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541799/limited-engraftment-of-donor-microbiome-via-one-time-fecal-microbial-transplantation-in-treated-hiv-infected-individuals
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Ivan Vujkovic-Cvijin, Rachel L Rutishauser, Montha Pao, Peter W Hunt, Susan V Lynch, Joseph M McCune, Ma Somsouk
BACKGROUND: Many HIV-infected individuals on antiretroviral therapy (ART) exhibit persistent systemic inflammation, which predicts morbidity and mortality. ART-treated subjects concurrently exhibit marked compositional alterations in the gut bacterial microbiota and the degree of dysbiosis correlates with systemic inflammation. Whether interventions to modulate the microbiome can affect systemic inflammation is unknown. METHODS: An open-label fecal microbial transplantation (FMT) was delivered by colonoscopy to asymptomatic HIV-infected ART-suppressed individuals without antibiotic pre-treatment...
May 25, 2017: Gut Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537935/cardiovascular-toxicity-of-abacavir-a-clinical-controversy-in-need-of-a-pharmacological-explanation
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Angeles Alvarez, Samuel Orden, Isabel Andújar, Victor Collado-Diaz, Sara Núñez-Delgado, Maria Jose Galindo, Vicente Estrada, Nadezda Apostolova, Juan V Esplugues
: There is a long-lasting controversy surrounding an association between Abacavir (ABC) and an increased risk of cardiovascular (CV) disease in HIV-positive subjects. While differing in their specifics, a number of published cohort studies and clinical trials support such an association, usually relating it to recent exposure to the drug, independently of traditional predisposing factors. However, other clinical trials have failed to reveal such a relation, and have pointed to methodological differences to explain discrepancies...
May 23, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537651/the-burden-of-hiv-associated-neurocognitive-disorder-hand-in-post-haart-era-a-multidisciplinary-review-of-the-literature
#5
G Caruana, G Vidili, P A Serra, P Bagella, A Spanu, V Fiore, D F Calvisi, R Manetti, G Rocchitta, S Nuvoli, S Babudieri, M M Simile, G Madeddu
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the present multidisciplinary review is to give an updated insight into the most recent findings regarding the pathophysiology, diagnosis and therapeutics of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder (HAND). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a comprehensive search, through electronic databases (Pubmed - MEDLINE) and search engines (Google Scholar), of peer-reviewed publications (articles and reviews) and conferences proceedings on HAND pathophysiology, diagnosis, and therapy, from 1999 to 2016...
May 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525592/neurosyphilis-increases-hiv-associated-central-nervous-system-inflammation-but-does-not-explain-cognitive-impairment-in-hiv-infected-individuals-with-syphilis
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Emily L Ho, Clare L Maxwell, Shelia B Dunaway, Sharon K Sahi, Lauren C Tantalo, Sheila A Lukehart, Christina M Marra
Background: HIV-infected individuals with previous syphilis have cognitive impairment. We tested the hypothesis that neurosyphilis causes cognitive impairment in HIV by amplifying HIV-related CNS inflammation. Methods: 132 HIV-infected participants enrolled in a study of CSF abnormalities in syphilis underwent the mental alternation test (MAT), venipuncture and lumbar puncture. CSF concentrations of chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand 10 (CXCL10), chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 2 (CCL2) and neurofilament light (NFL) were determined by commercial assays...
May 19, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514281/acute-hyperinsulinemia-effects-on-systemic-markers-of-immune-activation-in-hiv
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Timothy K O'malley, Tricia H Burdo, Jake A Robinson, Kathleen V Fitch, Steven K Grinspoon, Suman Srinivasa
: The well-treated HIV population remains at risk for insulin resistance and chronic immune activation. We tested the effects of acute hyperinsulinemia on inflammation in HIV. Twenty HIV-infected and 10 non-HIV-infected individuals well-matched for BMI underwent oral glucose tolerance testing to stimulate insulin secretion and assess for changes in circulating sCD163, sCD14, and MCP-1. sCD14 decreased significantly after stimulation of hyperinsulinemia and no significant changes in sCD163 or MCP-1 were demonstrated in HIV-infected and non-HIV-infected groups...
May 16, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513595/hiv-2-infection-is-associated-with-preserved-galt-homeostasis-and-epithelial-integrity-despite-ongoing-mucosal-viral-replication
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S M Fernandes, A R Pires, P Matoso, C Ferreira, H Nunes-Cabaço, L Correia, E Valadas, J Poças, P Pacheco, H Veiga-Fernandes, R B Foxall, A E Sousa
The mechanisms that enable preservation of gut mucosal integrity during persistent viral replication and inherent inflammation remain unclear. Here, we investigated, for the first time, gut homeostasis in HIV-2 infection, a naturally occurring form of attenuated HIV disease. We found viral replication in both sigmoid and ileum of asymptomatic HIV-2+ patients (range: 240-851 circulating CD4+T-cells per μl) despite their undetectable viremia, accompanied by interferon-γ-producing CD8 T-cell expansion, irrespective of antiretroviral treatment...
May 17, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503933/highly-hiv-exposed-seronegative-men-have-lower-mucosal-innate-immune-reactivity
#9
Jennifer A Fulcher, Laura Romas, Jennifer C Hoffman, Julie Elliott, Terry Saunders, Adam Burgener, Peter A Anton, Otto O Yang
Risk of HIV acquisition varies, and some individuals are highly HIV-1-exposed yet persistently seronegative (HESN). The immunologic mechanisms contributing to this phenomenon are an area of intense interest. As immune activation and inflammation facilitate disease progression in HIV-1-infected persons, and gastrointestinal-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT) is a highly susceptible site for transmission, we hypothesized that reduced gut mucosal immune reactivity may contribute to reduced HIV-1 susceptibility in HESN men with a history of numerous rectal sexual exposures...
May 13, 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499252/crosstalk-between-hdac6-and-nox2-based-nadph-oxidase-mediates-hiv-1-tat-induced-pro-inflammatory-responses-in-astrocytes
#10
Gi Soo Youn, Hyundong Cho, Donggyu Kim, Soo Young Choi, Jinseu Park
Histone deacetylase 6 (HDAC6) likely is important in inflammatory diseases. However, how HDAC6 exerts its effect on inflammatory processes remains unclear. HIV-1 transactivator of transcription (Tat) activates NADPH oxidase resulting in generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), leading to extensive neuro-inflammation in the central nervous system. We investigated the correlation of HDAC6 and NADPH oxidase in HIV-1 Tat-stimulated astrocytes. HDAC6 knockdown attenuated HIV-1 Tat-induced ROS generation and NADPH oxidase activation...
May 4, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492391/hepatitis-c-virus-drives-increased-type-i-interferon-associated-impairments-associated-with-fibrosis-severity-in-antiretroviral-treatment-treated-hiv-1-hepatitis-c-virus-coinfected-individuals
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Morgane Griesbeck, Marc-Antoine Valantin, Karine Lacombe, Assia Samri-Hassimi, Julie Bottero, Catherine Blanc, Zineb Sbihi, Rima Zoorob, Christine Katlama, Marguerite Guiguet, Marcus Altfeld, Brigitte Autran
BACKGROUND: Viral coinfections might contribute to the increased immune activation and inflammation that persist in antiretroviral treatment (ART)-treated HIV-1 patients. We investigated whether the hepatitis C virus (HCV) coinfection contributes to such alterations by impairing the plasmacytoid dendritic cell (pDC) IFNα/TLR7 pathway in a highly homogeneous group of ART-treated HIV-1-HCV-coinfected patients. METHODS: Twenty-nine HIV-1-infected patients with fully suppressive ART were included, 15 of whom being HCV-coinfected with mild-to-moderate fibrosis and matched for their HIV-1 disease, and 13 control healthy donors...
June 1, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491877/nodular-regenerative-hyperplasia-a-case-of-rare-prognosis
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Mindy Lee, Manhal Izzy, Ashwin Akki, Kathryn Tanaka, Harmit Kalia
Introduction: Nodular regenerative hyperplasia (NRH) is a known etiology of noncirrhotic portal hypertension. Cases of biopsy-proven NRH in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients have been described. While these patients often have normal synthetic liver function, several reports described disease progression to liver failure. Case: We here present a 26-year-old woman with history of congenital HIV on antiretroviral therapy complicated by Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia at age 14. CD4 counts have been >300 with undetectable viral load...
January 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490364/sporadic-late-onset-nemaline-myopathy-clinico-pathological-characteristics-and-review-of-76-cases
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REVIEW
Lukas J Schnitzler, Tobias Schreckenbach, Aleksandra Nadaj-Pakleza, Werner Stenzel, Elisabeth J Rushing, Philip Van Damme, Andreas Ferbert, Susanne Petri, Christian Hartmann, Antje Bornemann, Andreas Meisel, Jens A Petersen, Thomas Tousseyn, Dietmar R Thal, Jens Reimann, Peter De Jonghe, Jean-Jacques Martin, Peter Y Van den Bergh, Jörg B Schulz, Joachim Weis, Kristl G Claeys
BACKGROUND: Sporadic late-onset nemaline myopathy (SLONM) is a rare, late-onset muscle disorder, characterized by the presence of nemaline rods in muscle fibers. Phenotypic characterization in a large cohort and a comprehensive overview of SLONM are lacking. METHODS: We studied the clinico-pathological features, treatment and outcome in a large cohort of 76 patients with SLONM, comprising 10 new patients and 66 cases derived from a literature meta-analysis (PubMed, 1966-2016), and compared these with 15 reported HIV-associated nemaline myopathy (HIV-NM) cases...
May 11, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489271/successful-treatment-of-kshv-inflammatory-cytokine-syndrome-kics-after-kidney-liver-transplant-correlations-with-hhv8-mirnome-and-specific-t-cell-response
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Alessandra Mularoni, Alessia Gallo, Giovanni Riva, Patrizia Barozzi, Monica Miele, Giovanni Cardinale, Giovanni Vizzini, Riccardo Volpes, Paolo Grossi, Daniele Di Carlo, Angelo Luca, Tommaso Trenti, Mario Luppi, Pier Giulio Conaldi
In post-transplant patients, HHV-8/KSHV infection is known to cause aggressive tumors, as well as severe non-neoplastic complications. These latter syndromes are driven by HHV-8/KSHV lytic reactivations and related hyper-inflammatory host responses, typically characterized by high viral loads, elevated levels of cytokines and other inflammation biomarkers, cytopenia, organ failure, high fever, and worsening conditions (with no evidence of B-cell neoplasias). These disorders are associated with a high mortality rate, often due to lack of prompt diagnosis, effective therapeutic approaches, and adequate follow up...
May 10, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488731/development-of-a-rectal-sexually-transmitted-infection-sti-model-in-rhesus-macaques-using-chlamydia-trachomatis-serovars-e-and-l2
#15
Tara R Henning, Monica Morris, Shanon Ellis, Kristen Kelley, Christi Phillips, Jana Ritter, Tara Jones, Eli Nachamkin, Cheng Y Chen, Jaeyoung Hong, Joseph Kang, Dorothy Patton, Janet McNicholl, John Papp, Ellen N Kersh
BACKGROUND: Rectal STI coinfection models enhance the understanding of rectal HIV transmission risk factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Rhesus macaques (n=9) were exposed to one of three rectal Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) challenges: C. trachomatis L2 (CT-L2 ); C. trachomatis serovar E (CT-E), followed by CT-L2 ; or CT-E, treatment/clearance, then CT-L2 . Infections were monitored by PCR. Weekly blood and rectal secretion/lavage samples were collected for cytokine analyzes and/or epithelial sloughing, occult, and overt blood determinations...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Medical Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485799/decreased-microrna-146a-in-cd4-t-cells-promote-ocular-inflammation-in-thyroid-associated-ophthalmopathy-by-targeting-numb
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Z-J Hu, J-F He, K-J Li, J Chen, X-R Xie
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to explore the functional role of miR-146a in CD4+T cells of active thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO) patients and to identify the possible molecular mechanism for the modulation of miR-146a in TAO. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The experimental group collected six cases of peripheral venous blood of patients with active TAO. The healthy control group collected six cases of normal peripheral venous blood. All specimens excluded other eye diseases and autoimmune diseases, tumors, asthma, chronic inflammation, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), recent history of trauma, infection, and showed normal thyroid function...
April 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481774/a-common-anti-cmv-drug-ganciclovir-inhibits-hiv-1-replication-in-human-tissues-ex-vivo
#17
Christophe Vanpouille, Jean A Bernatchez, Andrea Lisco, Anush Arakelyan, Elisa Saba, Matthias Götte, Leonid Margolis
: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common HIV-1 copathogen. Since CMV infection is an important contributor to immune activation, the driving force of HIV disease, an anti-CMV strategy might be beneficial to HIV-infected patients. Shin et al. reported that anti-CMV therapy with valganciclovir in coinfected individuals results in a decrease of HIV viral load that is not accompanied by a decrease of immune activation. This suggests an alternative mechanism for HIV inhibition other than suppression of CMV-mediated inflammation...
May 5, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480408/effects-of-combretum-hereroense-and-canthiummundianum-water-extracts-on-production-and-expression-of-interleukin-4
#18
Amidou Samie, Nditsheni Madzie
BACKGROUND: Combretum hereroense and Canthium mundianum are two plants commonly used by traditional healers in the Northern region of Limpopo, South Africa for the treatment of diarrhea and inflammation. In the present study, the effects of their water extracts on the production and expression of interleukin-4 by peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC'S) from HIV positive and negative individuals was evaluated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Blood samples were collected from both HIV positive and HIV negative volunteers and were used for the purification of Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC)...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480270/a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial-of-aspirin-effects-on-immune-activation-in-chronically-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infected-adults-on-virologically-suppressive-antiretroviral-therapy
#19
Meagan P O'Brien, Peter W Hunt, Douglas W Kitch, Karin Klingman, James H Stein, Nicholas T Funderburg, Jeffrey S Berger, Pablo Tebas, Brian Clagett, Daniela Moisi, Netanya S Utay, Fran Aweeka, Judith A Aberg
BACKGROUND: Immune activation persists despite suppressive antiretroviral therapy (ART) in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and predicts non-Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) comorbidities including cardiovascular disease. Activated platelets play a key role in atherothrombosis and inflammation, and platelets are hyperactivated in chronic HIV infection. Aspirin is a potent inhibitor of platelet activation through the cyclooxygenase-1 (COX-1) pathway. We hypothesized that platelet activation contributes to immune activation and that aspirin would reduce immune activation and improve endothelial function in ART-suppressed HIV-infected individuals...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477349/cytological-and-cytomorphometric-evaluation-of-the-oral-mucosa-in-hiv-infected-patients-undergoing-antiretroviral-therapy
#20
Mônica Ghislaine Oliveira Alves, Celina Faig Lima Carta, Adriana Aigotti Haberbeck Brandão, Juvencio José Duailibe Furtado, Marcelo Marcucci, Janete Dias Almeida
BACKGROUND: To evaluate HIV infection-induced alterations in the oral mucosa by comparing inflammation, cell maturation and cytomorphometric changes in oral mucosal cells between HIV-infected patients undergoing highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) and non-HIV-infected patients. \ METHODS: Thirty HIV-infected patients undergoing HAART and 30 non-HIV-infected patients were studied. Four smears were obtained from the lateral border of the tongue and floor of the mouth with a cytobrush...
May 6, 2017: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
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