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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239318/maternal-and-fetal-outcomes-in-pregnant-japanese-women-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-our-experience-with-a-series-of-23-cases
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Naoki Minami, Minoru Matsuura, Yorimitsu Koshikawa, Satoshi Yamada, Yusuke Honzawa, Shuji Yamamoto, Hiroshi Nakase
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Our physicians work to expand the possibilities to treat female patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who wish to become pregnant. Although many drugs, including 5-aminosalicylate (5-ASA), corticosteroids, immunomodulators, and biologics, are used safely during pregnancy, few reports have described the therapeutic regimen throughout pregnancy and the management of patients who relapse during pregnancy precisely. The aim of this study was to assess the management of patients with IBD during pregnancy...
January 2017: Intestinal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238957/temporal-trends-in-initiation-of-therapy-with-tumor-necrosis-factor-antagonists-for-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-population-based-analysis
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Laura E Targownik, Aruni Tenakaroon, Stella Leung, Lisa M Lix, Harminder Singh, Charles N Bernstein
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) agents are effective treatments for Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). We aimed to determine their patterns of use and changes in these patterns over time, as well as use of immunomodulators and corticosteroids before anti-TNF therapy for persons with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). METHODS: We used the University of Manitoba IBD Epidemiology Database to identify all anti-TNF users with CD and UC from 2001 through 2014...
February 23, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238077/immunotolerance-as-a-mechanism-of-resistance-to-targeted-therapies-in-melanoma
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Mario Mandalà, Daniela Massi
The therapy of metastatic melanoma (MM) was radically changed by the introduction of inhibitors of BRAF, an oncogene mutated in ≈40-50% of patients. Oncogenic BRAF promotes an immune-compromised tumour microenvironment (TME). Inhibition of MAPK pathway signaling with BRAF (BRAFi) and MEK inhibitors (MEKi) attenuates immune escape and increases the melanoma immunogenicity through multiple mechanisms, including elevation of melanoma antigen expression and improved T cell infiltration and function. These changes sustain the TME for response to immunotherapy...
February 26, 2017: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237713/poly-l-glutamic-acid-drug-delivery-system-for-the-intravesical-therapy-of-bladder-cancer-using-wga-as-targeting-moiety
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C Apfelthaler, M Anzengruber, F Gabor, M Wirth
In the management of bladder cancer, surgical resection of the tumour is usually followed by intravesical instillation of immunomodulatives and/or chemotherapeutics. The purpose of this local intravesical therapy is to eliminate residual malignant cells after surgical intervention. The main limitation of a localised adjuvant therapy is the insufficient concentration of the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) in malignant cells due to the unique structure of the human urothelium making it an exclusively hard to overcome barrier in the human body...
February 22, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236206/glutamate-t-cells-and-multiple-sclerosis
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REVIEW
Mia Levite
Glutamate is the major excitatory neurotransmitter in the nervous system, where it induces multiple beneficial and essential effects. Yet, excess glutamate, evident in a kaleidoscope of acute and chronic pathologies, is absolutely catastrophic, since it induces excitotoxicity and massive loss of brain function. Both the beneficial and the detrimental effects of glutamate are mediated by a large family of glutamate receptors (GluRs): the ionotropic glutamate receptors (iGluRs) and the metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGluRs), expressed by most/all cells of the nervous system, and also by many non-neural cells in various peripheral organs and tissues...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231495/drug-induced-panic-attacks-analysis-of-cases-registered-in-the-french-pharmacovigilance-database
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Delphine Abadie, Anaïs Essilini, Virginie Fulda, Aurore Gouraud, Mélissa Yéléhé-Okouma, Joëlle Micallef, François Montastruc, Jean Louis Montastruc
BACKGROUND: The potential role of drugs in the onset of panic attacks (PAs) is poorly understood. AIM: The objective of our study was to characterize drug-induced PAs. METHOD: We performed an analysis of PAs registered in the French pharmacovigilance database between 01/01/1985 and 05/11/2014. RESULTS: Among the 163 recorded cases, 136 (83.4%) were directly related to drugs, mainly antidepressants (11.3%, mainly serotonin reuptake inhibitors), mefloquine (7...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231431/enhancing-adoptive-cell-therapy-of-cancer-through-targeted-delivery-of-small-molecule-immunomodulators-to-internalizing-or-non-internalizing-receptors
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Yiran Zheng, Li Tang, Llian Mabardi, Sudha Kumari, Darrell J Irvine
Adoptive cell therapy (ACT) has achieved striking efficacy in B-cell leukemias, but less success treating other cancers, in part due to the rapid loss of ACT T-cell effector function in vivo due to immunosuppression in solid tumors. Transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) signaling is an important mechanism of immune suppression in the tumor microenvironment, but systemic inhibition of TGF-β is toxic. Here we evaluated the potential of targeting a small molecule inhibitor of TGF-β to ACT T-cells using PEGylated immunoliposomes...
February 23, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231415/encapsulating-an-immunosuppressant-enhances-tolerance-induction-by-siglec-engaging-tolerogenic-liposomes
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Lijuan Pang, Matthew S Macauley, Britni M Arlian, Corwin M Nycholat, James C Paulson
Unwanted antibody responses significantly impact human health, and current options for treating deleterious antibody responses largely rely on broad immunosuppressants that can compromise overall immunity. A desirable alternative is to induce antigen-specific immune tolerance. We have shown that co-presentation of antigen and ligands of B cell Siglecs (sialic acid-binding immunoglobulin-like lectin) on a liposomal nanoparticle induces antigen-specific tolerance. Although Siglec-engaging tolerance-inducing antigenic liposomes (STALs) induce robust B cell tolerance in naïve mice, the full potential of STALs requires long-term tolerance induction and suppression of an ongoing immune response...
February 23, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231175/mushroom-polysaccharides-chemistry-and-antiobesity-antidiabetes-anticancer-and-antibiotic-properties-in-cells-rodents-and-humans
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REVIEW
Mendel Friedman
More than 2000 species of edible and/or medicinal mushrooms have been identified to date, many of which are widely consumed, stimulating much research on their health-promoting properties. These properties are associated with bioactive compounds produced by the mushrooms, including polysaccharides. Although β-glucans (homopolysaccharides) are believed to be the major bioactive polysaccharides of mushrooms, other types of mushroom polysaccharides (heteropolysaccharides) also possess biological properties. Here we survey the chemistry of such health-promoting polysaccharides and their reported antiobesity and antidiabetic properties as well as selected anticarcinogenic, antimicrobial, and antiviral effects that demonstrate their multiple health-promoting potential...
November 29, 2016: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230306/suppression-of-anti-drug-antibodies-to-infliximab-or-adalimumab-with-the-addition-of-an-immunomodulator-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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A S Strik, G R van den Brink, C Ponsioen, R Mathot, M Löwenberg, G R D'Haens
BACKGROUND: Loss of response to anti-tumour necrosis factor (TNF) therapy in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is often caused by anti-drug antibody formation with neutralisation of drug effect. Addition of an immunomodulator has been suggested to reduce immunogenicity, leading to regained response. AIM: To investigate whether addition of an immunomodulator to anti-TNF monotherapy could lead to anti-drug antibody suppression and regained clinical response in IBD patients...
February 23, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229616/invasive-pulmonary-aspergillosis-in-an-immunocompromised-patient-with-severe-ulcerative-colitis
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David Marti Aguado, María Pilar Ballester, Marta Maia Bosca Watts
Inflammatory Bowel Disease patients at risk of opportunistic infections are those treated with immunomodulators. Toruner and colleagues found that corticosteroid use was more commonly associated with fungal infections. We present a case of invasive pulmonary Aspergillosis due to corticosteroid therapy in the context of a severe Ulcerative Colitis flare. We want to highlight the relationship between Aspergillus fumigatus and horses; and the use of leucocitapheresis combined with mesalazine as an effective treatment option in this patients who can not take more immunosuppressive therapy...
February 23, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229411/therapeutic-application-of-human-wharton-jelly-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-skin-injury-of-scid
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Vikram Sabapathy, Balasubramanian Sundaram, Sanjay Kumar
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are blossoming as a credible source for regenerative medical applications. The use of fetal MSCs is gaining momentum for therapeutic use. The ease of isolation, enhanced characteristics, and immunomodulation properties renders the utilization of fetal MSCs for numerous clinical applications. In this article, we will demonstrate a step-by-step protocol for isolation of Wharton's jelly MSCs (WJMSCs) from the human umbilical cord matrix, preparation of human platelet lysate, fabricating amniotic membrane scaffold and mice model to study skin regeneration using a combination of MSCs and decellularized amniotic membrane scaffold...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224159/rice-bran-constituents-immunomodulatory-and-therapeutic-activities
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REVIEW
Ho-Young Park, Kwang-Won Lee, Hee-Don Choi
Rice bran, one of the most abundant and valuable byproducts produced during the rice milling process, is of steadily growing interest in recent years due to its potential health benefits. Evidence is rapidly accumulating for the beneficial effects of nutraceuticals. However, the potential benefits of rice bran are found in several of its bioactive ingredients including oils, polysaccharides, proteins, and micronutrients. In addition, a significant advantage of rice bran is that it contains more than 100 antioxidants and several categories of bioactive phytonutrients, such as polyphenols, phytosterols, tocotrienols, γ-oryzanol, B vitamins, minerals, and trace minerals...
February 22, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224125/how-do-mesenchymal-stem-cells-influence-or-are-influenced-by-microenvironment-through-extracellular-vesicles-communication
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REVIEW
Gabriel Dostert, Benjamin Mesure, Patrick Menu, Émilie Velot
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are widely used in cell therapy and tissue engineering thanks to their self-renewal, their multipotency, and their immunomodulatory properties that make them an attractive tool for regenerative medicine. A large part of MSCs positive effects is due to their secretion products which participate in creating a favorable microenvironment and closely relate these cells to other cell types. Extracellular vesicles (EVs) belong to cellular secretions. They are produced by cells continuously or after stimulation (e...
2017: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221250/factors-associated-with-discontinuation-of-anti-tnf-inhibitors-among-persons-with-ibd-a-population-based-analysis
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Laura E Targownik, Aruni Tennakoon, Stella Leung, Lisa M Lix, Zoann Nugent, Harminder Singh, Charles N Bernstein
INTRODUCTION: Antitumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) medications are known to be highly efficacious in persons with moderate-to-severe inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). There is a paucity of data from population-based sources to elucidate persistence with these medications in the general population of IBD. Discontinuation of anti-TNF therapy is a marker of lack of effectiveness, intolerance, and patient/physician practice preferences. METHODS: We identified all persons with IBD in Manitoba who were dispensed infliximab (IFX) and adalimumab (ADA) between 2001 and 2014...
March 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220122/nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-links-tlr2-and-par1-to-soluble-immunomodulator-factor-secretion-in-human-platelets
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Pauline Damien, Fabrice Cognasse, Bernard Payrastre, Sherry L Spinelli, Neil Blumberg, Charles-Antoine Arthaud, Marie-Ange Eyraud, Richard P Phipps, Archibald McNicol, Bruno Pozzetto, Olivier Garraud, Hind Hamzeh-Cognasse
The primary toll-like receptor (TLR)-mediated immune cell response pathway common for all TLRs is MyD88-dependent activation of NF-κB, a seminal transcription factor for many chemokines and cytokines. Remarkably, anucleate platelets express the NF-κB machinery, whose role in platelets remains poorly understood. Here, we investigated the contribution of NF-κB in the release of cytokines and serotonin by human platelets, following selective stimulation of TLR2 and protease activated receptor 1 (PAR1), a classical and non-classical pattern-recognition receptor, respectively, able to participate to the innate immune system...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219695/inhibitory-effects-of-dynorphin-3-14-on-the-lipopolysaccharide-induced-toll-like-receptor-4-signalling-pathway
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Siti Sarah Fazalul Rahiman, Michael Morgan, Paul Gray, Paul Nicholas Shaw, Peter John Cabot
Dynorphin 1-17 (DYN 1-17) is biotransformed rapidly to a range of fragments in rodent inflamed tissue with dynorphin 3-14 (DYN 3-14) being the most stable and prevalent. DYN 1-17 has been shown previously to be involved in the regulation of inflammatory response following tissue injury, in which the biotransformation fragments of DYN 1-17 may possess similar features. This study investigated the effects of DYN 3-14 on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced nuclear factor-kappaB/p65 (NF-κB/p65) nuclear translocation and the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines interleukin-1beta (IL-1β) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) in differentiated THP-1 cells...
February 17, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218567/-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-hungary
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Árpád Bátai, Péter Reményi, Marienn Réti, Anikó Barta, László Gopcsa, Lilla Lengyel, Éva Torbágyi, Zoltán Csukly, Éva Karászi, Attila Tordai, Hajnalka Andrikovics, Katalin Balassa, Szabolcs Tasnády, Tamás Masszi
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: The publication summarizes the 2548 stem cell transplantations performed in the period of 1993-2015 in Szent Laszló Hospital, Budapest and provides a detailed discussion of the 425 allogeneic transplantations during 2007-2013. METHOD: The analysis explains the major steps of the evolution of allogeneic stem cell transplantation and compares the results of the unique Hungarian allogeneic center. RESULTS: The significant shift in the transplantation indications from chronic myeloid leukemia to myelodysplastic syndromes and the rising age of the recipients are in line with world wide tendencies...
February 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218010/changes-in-hematological-indices-and-lymphocyte-subsets-in-response-to-whole-blood-donation-in-healthy-male-donors
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Anwar Borai, Callum Livingstone, Enaam Alsobhi, Abeer Al Sofyani, Dalal Balgoon, Anwar Farzal, Mohammed Almohammadi, Abdulafattah Al-Amri, Suhad Bahijri, Daad Alrowaili, Wafaa Bassiuni, Ayman Saleh, Norah Alrowaili, Mohamed Abdelaal
Whole blood donation has immunomodulatory effects, and most of these have been observed at short intervals following blood donation. This study aimed to investigate the impact of whole blood donation on lymphocyte subsets over a typical inter-donation interval. Healthy male subjects were recruited to study changes in complete blood count (CBC) (n = 42) and lymphocyte subsets (n = 16) before and at four intervals up to 106 days following blood donation. Repeated measures ANOVA were used to compare quantitative variables between different visits...
April 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217376/current-practice-and-clinicians-perception-of-medication-non-adherence-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-survey-of-98-clinicians
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Anisah Soobraty, Sarah Boughdady, Christian P Selinger
AIM: The survey ascertains perceptions and describes current practice of clinicians regarding medication non-adherence in patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. METHODS: Gastroenterologists, trainees and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) specialist nurses from the United Kingdom were invited to a web based survey collecting data on clinician demographics, patient volume and level of interest in IBD. Respondents were asked to estimate non-adherence levels and report use of screening tools and interventions to improve adherence...
February 6, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics
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