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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646827/immunization-of-c57bl-6-mice-with-gra2-combined-with-mpl-conferred-partial-immune-protection-against-toxoplasma-gondii
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Jalal Babaie, Samira Amiri, Robab Homayoun, Ebrahim Azimi, Reyhaneh Mohabati, Mahboobe Berizi, Reza Sadaie, Majid Golkar
Background: We have previously reported that immunization with GRA2 antigen of Toxoplasma gondii induces protective immunity in CBA/J (H2k) and BALB/c mice (H2d). We aimed to examine whether immunization of a distinct strain of rodent with recombinant dense granule antigens (GRA2) combined with monophosphorryl lipid A (MPL) adjuvant elicits protective immune response against T. gondii. Methods: C57BL/6 (H2b haplotype) mice were immunized with GRA2, formulated in MPL adjuvant...
June 25, 2017: Iranian Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645771/dectin-1-expression-by-macrophages-and-related-antifungal-mechanisms-in-a-murine-model-of-sporothrix-schenckii-sensu-stricto-systemic-infection
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Juliana Aparecida Jellmayer, Lucas Souza Ferreira, Francine Alessandra Manente, Amanda Costa Gonçalves, Marisa Campos Polesi, Alexander Batista-Duharte, Iracilda Zeppone Carlos
The available information about the role of Dectin-1 in sporotrichosis is scarce. Hence, we aimed to assess Dectin-1 expression by macrophages and the activation of some related antifungal mechanisms during the Sporothrix schenckii sensu stricto infection as a first attempt to elucidate the role of this receptor in sporotrichosis. Balb/c mice were intraperitoneally infected with S. schenckii sensu stricto yeast ATCC 16345 and euthanized on days 5, 10 and 15 post-infection, when the following parameters were evaluated: fungal burden in spleen, Dectin-1 expression and nitric oxide (NO) production by peritoneal macrophages, as well as IL-1β, TNF-α and IL-10 ex vivo secretion by these same cells...
June 20, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645643/management-of-thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura
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P Coppo
Daily therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) transformed the historically fatal prognosis of acquired, anti-ADAMTS13 antibody-mediated thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), leading to the current overall survival rates of >80%. However, relapses occur in up to 40% of patients and refractory disease with fatal outcomes still occurs, typically within the first days of management. In this context, the introduction of rituximab has been the second major breakthrough in TTP management. Rituximab is now routinely recommended during the acute phase, typically in patients with a suboptimal response to treatment, and increasingly as frontline therapy, with high response rates in the following weeks...
June 20, 2017: Transfusion Clinique et Biologique: Journal de la Société Française de Transfusion Sanguine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645311/zika-virus-tropism-and-interactions-in-myelinating-neural-cell-cultures-cns-cells-and-myelin-are-preferentially-affected
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Stephanie L Cumberworth, Jennifer A Barrie, Madeleine E Cunningham, Daniely Paulino Gomes de Figueiredo, Verena Schultz, Adrian J Wilder-Smith, Benjamin Brennan, Lindomar J Pena, Rafael Freitas de Oliveira França, Christopher Linington, Susan C Barnett, Hugh J Willison, Alain Kohl, Julia M Edgar
The recent global outbreak of Zika virus (ZIKV) infection has been linked to severe neurological disorders affecting the peripheral and central nervous systems (PNS and CNS, respectively). The pathobiology underlying these diverse clinical phenotypes are the subject of intense research; however, even the principal neural cell types vulnerable to productive Zika infection remain poorly characterised. Here we used CNS and PNS myelinating cultures from wild type and Ifnar1 knockout mice to examine neuronal and glial tropism and short-term consequences of direct infection with a Brazilian variant of ZIKV...
June 23, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645306/excretory-secretory-products-of-anisakid-nematodes-biological-and-pathological-roles
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REVIEW
Foojan Mehrdana, Kurt Buchmann
Parasites from the family Anisakidae are widely distributed in marine fish populations worldwide and mainly nematodes of the three genera Anisakis, Pseudoterranova and Contracaecum have attracted attention due to their pathogenicity in humans. Their life cycles include invertebrates and fish as intermediate or transport hosts and mammals or birds as final hosts. Human consumption of raw or underprocessed seafood containing third stage larvae of anisakid parasites may elicit a gastrointestinal disease (anisakidosis) and allergic responses...
June 23, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645275/rapid-monocyte-infiltration-following-retinal-detachment-is-dependent-on-non-canonical-il6-signaling-through-gp130
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Xinlei Wang, Eric B Miller, Mayank Goswami, Pengfei Zhang, Kaitryn E Ronning, Sarah J Karlen, Robert J Zawadzki, Edward N Pugh, Marie E Burns
BACKGROUND: Retinal detachment (RD) can lead to proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR), a leading cause of intractable vision loss. PVR is associated with a cytokine storm involving common proinflammatory molecules like IL6, but little is known about the source and downstream signaling of IL6 and the consequences for the retina. Here, we investigated the early immune response and resultant cytokine signaling following RD in mice. METHODS: RD was induced in C57BL/6 J and IL6 knockout mice, and the resulting inflammatory response was examined using immunohistochemistry and flow cytometry...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644774/cd33-splicing-polymorphism-determines-gemtuzumab-ozogamicin-response-in-de-novo-acute-myeloid-leukemia-report-from-randomized-phase-iii-children-s-oncology-group-trial-aaml0531
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Jatinder K Lamba, Lata Chauhan, Miyoung Shin, Michael R Loken, Jessica A Pollard, Yi-Cheng Wang, Rhonda E Ries, Richard Aplenc, Betsy A Hirsch, Susana C Raimondi, Roland B Walter, Irwin D Bernstein, Alan S Gamis, Todd A Alonzo, Soheil Meshinchi
Purpose Gemtuzumab ozogamicin (GO), a CD33-targeted immunoconjugate, is a re-emerging therapy for acute myeloid leukemia (AML). CD33 single nucleotide polymorphism rs12459419 C>T in the splice enhancer region regulates the expression of an alternatively spliced CD33 isoform lacking exon2 (D2-CD33), thus eliminating the CD33 IgV domain, which is the antibody-binding site for GO, as well as diagnostic immunophenotypic panels. We aimed to determine the impact of the genotype of this splicing polymorphism in patients with AML treated with GO-containing chemotherapy...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644258/multifocal-motor-neuropathy-associated-with-infliximab-a-case-report-and-a-literature-review
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Ayse O Bayrak, Hasan Ulusoy, Necdet Bolat, Baki Doğan, Taner Ozbenli
Multifocal motor neuropathy with conduction block (MMN-CB) is purely a motor neuropathy with progressive weakness that is characteristically caused by conduction blocks. Association with antiganglioside antibodies and a good response to immunomodulating therapies suggest an autoimmune etiology. In rare cases, MMN-CB has been reported as an adverse effect of infliximab, a tumor necrosis factor-α blocker. We present a case of MMN-CB due to infliximab in a 45-year-old man with psoriatic arthritis who was exposed to the drug for 2 years because of a delayed diagnosis...
July 2017: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644256/cluster-like-headache-secondary-to-focal-cervical-myelitis
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Dong-Eun Kim, Ji-Yun Park, Hyeonuk Ha, Geum-Jin Yoon, Bang-Hoon Cho, Seung-Han Lee
BACKGROUND: Cluster headache (CH) is characterized by attacks of severe periorbital pain associated with autonomic symptoms. As with other forms of primary headache, structural lesions should be excluded, particularly if the headache presents with an atypical pattern. CASE: We report a 41-year-old woman who had no previous history of primary headache and showed a poor response to medication for CH. The patient was finally diagnosed as secondary headache with CH feature due to focal myelitis at the cervical level of the spinal cord...
July 2017: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644255/periodic-paralysis-and-encephalopathy-as-initial-manifestations-of-graves-disease-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Theocharis Tsironis, Athanasios Tychalas, Dimitrios Kiourtidis, Jannis Kountouras, Georgia Xiromerisiou, Jobst Rudolf, Georgia Deretzi
BACKGROUND: Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis (TPP) is an uncommon complication of Graves' disease, characterized by the triad of acute hypokalemia without total body potassium deficit, episodic muscle paralysis, and thyrotoxicosis. Graves' encephalopathy is an extremely rare form of encephalopathy associated with autoimmune thyroid disease (EAATD), characterized by neuropsychiatric symptoms, increased antithyroid antibodies and cerebrospinal fluid protein concentration, nonspecific electroencephalogram abnormalities, and cortico-responsiveness...
July 2017: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643847/ncr1-deficiency-diminishes-the-generation-of-protective-murine-cytomegalovirus-antibodies-by-limiting-follicular-helper-t-cell-maturation
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Antonija Miletic, Maja Lenartic, Branka Popovic, Ilija Brizic, Tihana Trsan, Karmela Miklic, Ofer Mandelboim, Astrid Krmpotic, Stipan Jonjic
NKp46/NCR1 is an activating NK-cell receptor implicated in the control of various viral and bacterial infections. Recent findings also suggest that it plays a role in shaping the adaptive immune response to pathogens. Using NCR1-deficient (NCR1(gfp/gfp) ) mice we provide evidence for the role of NCR1 in antibody response to mouse cytomegalovirus infection (MCMV). The absence of NCR1 resulted in impaired maturation, function and NK-cell migration to regional lymph nodes. In addition, CD4(+) T-cell activation and follicular helper T-cell (Tfh) generation were reduced, leading to inferior germinal center (GC) B-cell maturation...
June 23, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643775/zika-virus-pathogenesis-in-rhesus-macaques-is-unaffected-by-pre-existing-immunity-to-dengue-virus
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Petraleigh Pantoja, Erick X Pérez-Guzmán, Idia V Rodríguez, Laura J White, Olga González, Crisanta Serrano, Luis Giavedoni, Vida Hodara, Lorna Cruz, Teresa Arana, Melween I Martínez, Mariah A Hassert, James D Brien, Amelia K Pinto, Aravinda de Silva, Carlos A Sariol
Zika virus (ZIKV) is a re-emerging virus that has recently spread into dengue virus (DENV) endemic regions and cross-reactive antibodies (Abs) could potentially affect ZIKV pathogenesis. Using DENV-immune serum, it has been shown in vitro that antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE) of ZIKV infection can occur. Here we study the effects of pre-existing DENV immunity on ZIKV infection in vivo. We infect two cohorts of rhesus macaques with ZIKV; one cohort has been exposed to DENV 2.8 years earlier and a second control cohort is naïve to flaviviral infection...
June 23, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643357/nut-carcinoma-in-children-and-adults-a-multicenter-retrospective-study
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Lauriane Lemelle, Gaëlle Pierron, Paul Fréneaux, Sophie Huybrechts, Alexandra Spiegel, Dominique Plantaz, Morbize Julieron, Sophie Dumoucel, Antoine Italiano, Fréderic Millot, Christophe Le Tourneau, Guy Leverger, Pascal Chastagner, Matthieu Carton, Daniel Orbach
BACKGROUND: Nuclear protein of the testis (NUT) carcinoma (formerly NUT midline carcinoma) is an aggressive tumor defined by the presence of NUT rearrangement with a poor prognosis. This rare cancer is underdiagnosed and poorly treated. OBJECTIVE: The primary objective of this study was to describe the clinical, radiologic, and biological features of NUT carcinoma. The secondary objective was to describe the various treatments and assess their efficacy. METHODS: This retrospective multicenter study was based on review of the medical records of children and adults with NUT carcinoma with specific rearrangement or positive anti-NUT nuclear staining (>50%)...
June 23, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643244/durvalumab-first-global-approval
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Yahiya Y Syed
Intravenous durvalumab (Imfinzi™; AstraZeneca) is a fully human monoclonal antibody that blocks programmed cell death ligand-1 binding to its receptors (PD-1 and CD80), resulting in enhanced T-cell responses against cancer cells. The US FDA has granted durvalumab accelerated approval for the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma who have disease progression during or following platinum-containing chemotherapy, or within 12 months of neoadjuvant or adjuvant platinum-containing chemotherapy...
June 22, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643202/specific-igm-and-regulation-of-antibody-responses
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Anna Sörman, Birgitta Heyman
Specific IgM, administered together with the antigen it recognizes, enhances primary antibody responses, formation of germinal centers, and priming for secondary antibody responses. The response to all epitopes on the antigen to which IgM binds is usually enhanced. IgM preferentially enhances responses to large antigens such as erythrocytes, malaria parasites, and keyhole limpet hemocyanine. In order for an effect to be seen, antigens must be administered in suboptimal concentrations and in close temporal relationship to the IgM...
June 23, 2017: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643017/safety-and-efficacy-of-daratumumab-in-japanese-patients-with-relapsed-or-refractory-multiple-myeloma-a-multicenter-phase-1-dose-escalation-study
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Shinsuke Iida, Kenshi Suzuki, Shigeru Kusumoto, Masaki Ri, Nobuhiro Tsukada, Yu Abe, Masayuki Aoki, Mitsuo Inagaki
Safety, efficacy, and pharmacokinetics (PK) of daratumumab as a monotherapy were investigated in Japanese patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (MM). This multicenter, dose-escalation study included patients (age ≥20 years) with ≥2 prior therapies. Daratumumab was administered intravenously: 8 mg/kg (n = 4) and 16 mg/kg (n = 5). The primary endpoint was safety. Secondary endpoints included objective response, overall response rate (ORR), progression-free survival (PFS), PK, and immunogenicity...
June 22, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642997/pd-1-and-cancer-molecular-mechanisms-and-polymorphisms
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REVIEW
Arash Salmaninejad, Vahid Khoramshahi, Alireza Azani, Ehsan Soltaninejad, Saeed Aslani, Mohammad Reza Zamani, Masoud Zal, Abolfazl Nesaei, Sayed Mostafa Hosseini
The programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) is expressed by activated T cells that act as an immunoregulatory molecule, and are responsible for the negative regulation of T cell activation and peripheral tolerance. The PD-1 gene also encodes an inhibitory cell surface receptor involved in the regulation of T cell functions during immune responses/tolerance. Beyond potent inhibitory effects on T cells, PD-1 also has a role in regulating B cell and monocyte responses. An overexpression of PD-1 has been reported to contribute to immune system avoidance in different cancers...
June 22, 2017: Immunogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642891/safety-tolerability-of-the-anti-semaphorin-4d-antibody-vx15-2503-in-a-randomized-phase-1-trial
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Christopher LaGanke, Lawrence Samkoff, Keith Edwards, Lily Jung Henson, Pavle Repovic, Sharon Lynch, Lael Stone, David Mattson, Aaron Galluzzi, Terrence L Fisher, Christine Reilly, Laurie A Winter, John E Leonard, Maurice Zauderer
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics (PK), and pharmacodynamics (PD) of VX15/2503 in a randomized, single-dose, dose-escalation, double-blind, placebo-controlled study enrolling adult patients with MS. METHODS: Single IV doses of VX15/2503 or placebo were administered. Ten patients each were randomized (4:1 randomization ratio) into 5 ascending dose cohorts of 1, 3, 6, 10, or 20 mg/kg. Safety, immunogenicity, PK/PD, MRI, ECG, and lymphocyte subset levels were evaluated...
July 2017: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642826/elucidation-of-the-role-of-lectin-like-oxldl-receptor-1-in-the-metabolic-responses-of-macrophages-to-human-oxldl
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Danielle W Kimmel, William P Dole, David E Cliffel
Atherogenesis is the narrowing of arteries due to plaque build-up that results in cardiovascular disease that can lead to death. The macrophage lectin-like oxidized LDL receptor-1 (LOX-1), also called the oxidized low-density lipoprotein receptor 1 (OLR1), is currently thought to aid in atherosclerotic disease progression; therefore metabolic studies have potential to both provide mechanistic validation for the role of LOX-1 in disease progression and provide valuable information regarding biomarker strategies and clinical imaging...
2017: Journal of Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642819/adoptive-cell-therapy-using-pd-1-myeloma-reactive-t-cells-eliminates-established-myeloma-in-mice
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Weiqing Jing, Jill A Gershan, Grace C Blitzer, Katie Palen, James Weber, Laura McOlash, Matthew Riese, Bryon D Johnson
BACKGROUND: Adoptive cellular therapy (ACT) with cancer antigen-reactive T cells following lymphodepletive pre-conditioning has emerged as a potentially curative therapy for patients with advanced cancers. However, identification and enrichment of appropriate T cell subsets for cancer eradication remains a major challenge for hematologic cancers. METHODS: PD-1(+) and PD-1(-) T cell subsets from myeloma-bearing mice were sorted and analyzed for myeloma reactivity in vitro...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
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