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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640909/hiv-tat-regulates-macrophage-gene-expression-in-the-context-of-neuroaids
#1
Loreto Carvallo, Lillie Lopez, Jorge E Fajardo, Matias Jaureguiberry-Bravo, Andras Fiser, Joan W Berman
Despite the success of cART, greater than 50% of HIV infected people develop cognitive and motor deficits termed HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND). Macrophages are the major cell type infected in the CNS. Unlike for T cells, the virus does not kill macrophages and these long-lived cells may become HIV reservoirs in the brain. They produce cytokines/chemokines and viral proteins that promote inflammation and neuronal damage, playing a key role in HIV neuropathogenesis. HIV Tat is the transactivator of transcription that is essential for replication and transcriptional regulation of the virus and is the first protein to be produced after HIV infection...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633455/fetal-metabolic-stress-disrupts-immune-homeostasis-and-induces-pro-inflammatory-responses-in-hiv-1-and-cart-exposed-infants
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Johannes C Schoeman, Gontse P Moutloatse, Amy C Harms, Rob J Vreeken, Henriette J Scherpbier, Liesbeth Van Leeuwen, Taco W Kuijpers, Carools J Reinecke, Ruud Berger, Thomas Hankemeier, Madeleine J Bunders
Increased morbidity and fetal growth restriction are reported in uninfected children born to HIV-1-infected women treated with antiretroviral (ARV) therapy. Viruses and/or pharmacological interventions such as ARVs can induce metabolic stress skewing the cell's immune response and restricting (cell) growth. Novel metabolomic techniques provided the opportunity to investigate the impact of fetal HIV-1 and combination ARV therapy (cART)-exposure on the infants' immune-metabolome. Peroxidized lipids, generated by reactive oxygen species, were increased in cART/HIV-1-exposed infants, indicating altered mitochondrial functioning...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628665/a-chromosome-5q31-1-locus-associates-with-tuberculin-skin-test-reactivity-in-hiv-positive-individuals-from-tuberculosis-hyper-endemic-regions-in-east-africa
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Rafal S Sobota, Catherine M Stein, Nuri Kodaman, Isaac Maro, Wendy Wieland-Alter, Robert P Igo, Albert Magohe, LaShaunda L Malone, Keith Chervenak, Noemi B Hall, Mecky Matee, Harriet Mayanja-Kizza, Moses Joloba, Jason H Moore, William K Scott, Timothy Lahey, W Henry Boom, C Fordham von Reyn, Scott M Williams, Giorgio Sirugo
One in three people has been infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB), and the risk for MTB infection in HIV-infected individuals is even higher. We hypothesized that HIV-positive individuals living in tuberculosis-endemic regions who do not get infected by Mycobacterium tuberculosis are genetically resistant. Using an "experiment of nature" design that proved successful in our previous work, we performed a genome-wide association study of tuberculin skin test positivity using 469 HIV-positive patients from prospective study cohorts of tuberculosis from Tanzania and Uganda to identify genetic loci associated with MTB infection in the context of HIV-infection...
June 19, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621726/microbiota-and-probiotics-in-health-and-hiv-infection
#4
REVIEW
Chiara D'Angelo, Marcella Reale, Erica Costantini
Microbiota play a key role in various body functions, as well as in physiological, metabolic, and immunological processes, through different mechanisms such as the regulation of the development and/or functions of different types of immune cells in the intestines. Evidence indicates that alteration in the gut microbiota can influence infectious and non-infectious diseases. Bacteria that reside on the mucosal surface or within the mucus layer interact with the host immune system, thus, a healthy gut microbiota is essential for the development of mucosal immunity...
June 16, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615262/predictors-of-anemia-in-women-of-reproductive-age-biomarkers-reflecting-inflammation-and-nutritional-determinants-of-anemia-brinda-project
#5
REVIEW
James P Wirth, Bradley A Woodruff, Reina Engle-Stone, Sorrel Ml Namaste, Victor J Temple, Nicolai Petry, Barbara Macdonald, Parminder S Suchdev, Fabian Rohner, Grant J Aaron
Background: Anemia in women of reproductive age (WRA) (age range: 15-49 y) remains a public health problem globally, and reducing anemia in women by 50% by 2025 is a goal of the World Health Assembly.Objective: We assessed the associations between anemia and multiple proximal risk factors (e.g., iron and vitamin A deficiencies, inflammation, malaria, and body mass index) and distal risk factors (e.g., education status, household sanitation and hygiene, and urban or rural residence) in nonpregnant WRA.Design: Cross-sectional, nationally representative data from 10 surveys (n = 27,018) from the Biomarkers Reflecting Inflammation and Nutritional Determinants of Anemia (BRINDA) project were analyzed individually and pooled by the infection burden and risk in the country...
June 14, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612194/clinical-and-pathological-risk-factors-associated-with-liver-fibrosis-and-steatosis-in-african-americans-with-chronic-hepatitis-c
#6
Ali Afsari, Edward Lee, Babak Shokrani, Tina Boortalary, Zaki A Sherif, Mehdi Nouraie, Adeyinka O Laiyemo, Kawtar Alkhalloufi, Hassan Brim, Hassan Ashktorab
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Several factors involved in the development of liver fibrosis in African-American patients with chronic hepatitis C have not been well studied. We aimed to evaluate some of these risk factors. METHODS: We reviewed pathology and medical records of 603 African-Americans with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection at Howard University Hospital from January 2004 to December 2013. Among the clinical and pathological data collected were HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), HCV genotype, hepatitis B virus (HBV), diabetes mellitus (DM), hypertension (HTN), body mass index (BMI), and hepatic steatosis...
June 13, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607543/modulation-of-tryptophan-serotonin-pathway-by-probiotic-supplementation-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-positive-patients-preliminary-results-of-a-new-study-approach
#7
Giuseppe Corano Scheri, Saeid Najafi Fard, Ivan Schietroma, Andrea Mastrangelo, Claudia Pinacchio, Noemi Giustini, Sara Serafino, Gabriella De Girolamo, Eugenio Nelson Cavallari, Maura Statzu, Luca Laghi, Annamaria Vullo, Giancarlo Ceccarelli, Vincenzo Vullo, Gabriella d'Ettorre
BACKGROUND: To date, no data are available regarding the effects of probiotics on the pathway of tryptophan/serotonin metabolism among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) 1-infected individuals. Because a condition of dysbiosis might be responsible for the altered use of tryptophan described in this population, the aim of this study was to investigate the link between probiotic supplementation and serotonin levels in combined antiretroviral therapy-treated patients and the subsistence of an interplay with inflammation...
2017: International Journal of Tryptophan Research: IJTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590332/hiv-positive-youth-who-are-perinatally-infected-have-impaired-endothelial-function
#8
Sahera Dirajlal-Fargo, Abdus Sattar, Manjusha Kulkarni, Emily Bowman, Nicholas Funderburg, Grace A Mccomsey
OBJECTIVE: Evaluating cardiovascular (CVD) risk in children and youth 13-24 years old who are facing a life time exposure to both HIV and antiretroviral therapy (ART) is a research priority. This study compares endothelial function measured by Peripheral Arterial Tonometry in HIV+ youth infected perinatally and behaviorally as well as HIV- controls. METHODS: Three groups of participants aged 8-30 yo were enrolled; HIV+ perinatally-infected, HIV+ behaviorally-infected on ART with HIV-1 RNA <1,000 copies/mL, and HIV- controls...
June 5, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579422/atazanavir-associated-crystalline-nephropathy
#9
Dominick Santoriello, Majdi Al-Nabulsi, Aravinda Reddy, Julius Salamera, Vivette D D'Agati, Glen S Markowitz
Crystalline nephropathy can occur following treatment with multiple therapeutic agents. We describe a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patient treated for 2 years with combination antiretroviral therapy including atazanavir (ATV). Kidney biopsy revealed a crystalline nephropathy associated with diffuse chronic and granulomatous interstitial inflammation. Following the biopsy, treatment with ATV was discontinued and kidney function returned to pretreatment baseline levels. ATV, which has a well-established association with nephrolithiasis, is a rare but important cause of crystalline nephropathy...
June 2, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578937/active-hcv-infection-is-associated-with-increased-circulating-levels-of-interferon-gamma-ifn-%C3%AE-inducible-protein-10-ip-10-soluble-cd163-and-inflammatory-monocytes-regardless-of-liver-fibrosis-and-hiv-coinfection
#10
Claudia Mascia, Miriam Lichtner, Paola Zuccalà, Serena Vita, Tiziana Tieghi, Raffaella Marocco, Stefano Savinelli, Raffaella Rossi, Marco Iannetta, Michela Campagna, Francesco Schiavone, Fabio Mengoni, Gianluca Russo, Claudio Maria Mastroianni, Vincenzo Vullo
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Interferon-gamma (IFN-γ)-inducible protein-10 (IP-10), soluble (s) CD163 and sCD14 play an important role in the pathogenesis of HCV and HIV infection and are involved in inflammation and liver fibrosis. The aim of the present study was to evaluate at a single time point, plasma soluble biomarkers and inflammatory monocytes subsets in different groups of subjects: (i) HIV monoinfected patients on suppressive ART; (ii) HIV/HCV coinfected patients on ART, with undetectable HIV viremia (including either subjects who had active HCV replication or those who cleared HCV); (iii) HCV monoinfected individual with active viral replication...
May 31, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574961/modifications-in-acute-phase-and-complement-systems-predict-shifts-in-cognitive-status-of-hiv-infected-patients
#11
Ceereena Ubaida-Mohien, Benjamin Lamberty, Alex M Dickens, Michelle M Mielke, Thomas Marcotte, Ned Sacktor, Igor Grant, Scott Letendre, Donald Franklin, Pawel Cibrowski, Ravi Tharakan, Justin C McArthur, Howard Fox, Norman J Haughey
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) has not changed considerably in the last two decades. Potent antiretroviral therapy has shifted the severity of HAND to milder phenotypes, but excess morbidity and mortality continue to be associated with HAND. Changes in numerous markers of immune function, inflammation, and cellular stress have been repeatedly associated with HAND, but the underlying systems that drive these changes have not been identified...
June 19, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574002/management-of-a-rare-presentation-of-vogt-koyanagi-harada-disease-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-acquired-immunodeficiency-disease-syndrome-patient
#12
D Priya, S Sudharshan, Jyotirmay Biswas
Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH), a multisystem autoimmune bilateral panuveitis with systemic manifestations, is uncommon in immunocompromised patients such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency disease syndrome (AIDS). We report a rare presentation of VKH in a 45-year-old HIV-positive female on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) who presented with a history of recurrent panuveitis. A diagnosis of probable VKH was made based on ocular and systemic signs and symptoms. She was treated with topical and systemic steroids with close monitoring of CD4 counts and viral loads...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559189/the-role-of-connexin-and-pannexin-containing-channels-in-the-innate-and-acquired-immune-response
#13
Silvana Valdebenito, Andrea Barreto, Eliseo A Eugenin
Connexin (Cx) and pannexin (Panx) containing channels - gap junctions (GJs) and hemichannels (HCs) - are present in virtually all cells and tissues. Currently, the role of these channels under physiological conditions is well defined. However, their role in the immune response and pathological conditions has only recently been explored. Data from several laboratories demonstrates that infectious agents, including HIV, have evolved to take advantage of GJs and HCs to improve viral/bacterial replication, enhance inflammation, and help spread toxicity into neighboring areas...
May 27, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553846/the-effects-of-cd4-nadirs-on-vessel-stiffness-in-hiv-patients-undergoing-antiretroviral-therapy
#14
Tomasz Mikuła, Paweł Balsam, Michał Peller, Magdalena Suchacz, Bartosz Puchalski, Łukasz Kołtowski, Kacper Maciejewski, Alicja Wiercińska-Drapało, Grzegorz Opolski, Krzysztof J Filipiak
BACKGROUND: Many factors are associated with HIV (the human immunodeficiency virus) patients having a greater risk of cardiovascular diseases. HIV damages vessel endothelium through chronic inflammation which combined with dyslipidemia, arterial hypertension and antiretroviral therapy leads to the progression of atherosclerotic changes. AIM: Our goal was to determine if a CD4 nadir along with immunologic, inflammatory, biochemical and metabolic markers can be associated with higher vessel stiffness and therefore an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases in patients undergoing antiretroviral therapy for HIV...
May 29, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552210/immune-reconstitution-inflammatory-syndrome-iris-what-pathologists-should-know
#15
REVIEW
Ann Marie Nelson, Yukari C Manabe, Sebastian B Lucas
Antiretroviral therapy has significantly improved the quality and length of life for those patients able to access effective and sustained treatment. The resulting restoration of the immune response is associated with a change in the clinical presentation of opportunistic infections, and the histologic reaction to pathogens. A complex combination of alterations in host response across the stages of HIV infection has been documented over the past 3 decades. The defects are seen in both acute and chronic phases of inflammation and involve innate and adaptive immunity...
April 26, 2017: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552209/aging-with-hiv-in-the-art-era
#16
REVIEW
Emma Kaplan-Lewis, Judith A Aberg, Mikyung Lee
In the current era of therapy for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), life expectancy for persons living with HIV (PLWH) approaches that of the general population. This newly prolonged survival among PLWH is associated with an increased prevalence of comorbidities due to the inflammation, immune activation and immune senescence associated with HIV infection. Higher prevalence of tobacco and alcohol use, co-infection with viral hepatitis and traditional cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension and hyperlipidemia contribute as well...
April 6, 2017: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
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
#17
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...
August 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542587/seminal-plasma-induces-inflammation-and-enhances-hiv-1-replication-in-human-cervical-tissue-explants
#18
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 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
#19
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
#20
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
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