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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914971/once-weekly-ofatumumab-in-untreated-or-relapsed-waldenstr%C3%A3-m-s-macroglobulinaemia-an-open-label-single-arm-phase-2-study
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Richard R Furman, Herbert A Eradat, Christine G DiRienzo, Craig C Hofmeister, Suzanne R Hayman, John P Leonard, Morton Coleman, Ranjana Advani, Asher Chanan-Khan, Julie Switzky, Qiming M Liao, Damini Shah, Roxanne C Jewell, Steen Lisby, Thomas S Lin
BACKGROUND: The development of more effective and safer treatments, especially non-chemotherapeutics, is needed for patients with Waldenström's macroglobulinaemia. The aim of the study was to assess the safety and clinical activity of intravenous ofatumumab monotherapy for untreated and relapsed Waldenström's macroglobulinaemia. METHODS: We did a phase 2, open-label, single-arm study at six centres (hospitals and cancer clinics) in the USA. Patients aged at least 18 years who were diagnosed with untreated or relapsed Waldenström's macroglobulinaemia and required treatment, received up to three cycles of weekly ofatumumab for 5 weeks...
November 30, 2016: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914128/seroprevalence-of-severe-fever-with-thrombocytopenia-syndrome-in-southeastern-korea-2015
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Kye Hyung Kim, Mee Kyung Ko, Namhee Kim, Hyung Hoi Kim, Jongyoun Yi
Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is an emerging tick-borne disease characterized by fever, thrombocytopenia and diarrhea. SFTS was firstly reported in Korea in 2013 but its seroprevalence in the country has yet to be investigated. Here, we investigate the seroprevalence of SFTS in a Korean population. A cross-sectional study was conducted on patients who had their sera tested for various reasons at a tertiary university hospital on particular days in May 2015. This study was conducted in a tertiary hospital in southeastern Korea...
January 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913754/neurological-manifestations-in-children-with-dengue-fever-an-indian-perspective
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Archan Sil, Tamoghna Biswas, Moumita Samanta, Mithun Chandra Konar, Arun Kumar De, Jasodhara Chaudhuri
Ours was a descriptive observational cross-sectional study carried out in a tertiary care hospital in eastern India over a period of one year to study the profile of neurological involvement in paediatric dengue patients. Of 71 laboratory-confirmed cases, 20 (28.17%) had neurological involvement. Common forms observed were acute encephalopathy (40%), encephalitis (30%), pure motor weakness (15%), transverse myelitis (5%), acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (5%) and Guillain-Barré syndrome (5%). The dengue IgM antibody could be detected in the cerebrospinal fluid of only two patients with encephalitis...
December 2, 2016: Tropical Doctor
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913645/iga-complexes-in-plasma-and-synovial-fluid-of-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-induce-neutrophil-extracellular-traps-via-fc%C3%AE-ri
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Esil Aleyd, Marjon Al, Cornelis W Tuk, Conny J van der Laken, Marjolein van Egmond
Autoantibodies, including rheumatoid factor (RF), are an important characteristic of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Interestingly, several studies reported a correlation between the presence of IgA autoantibodies and worse disease course. We demonstrated previously that triggering the IgA Fc receptor (FcαRI) on neutrophils results in neutrophil recruitment and the release of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs). Because this can lead to tissue damage, we investigated whether IgA immune complexes in plasma and synovial fluid of RA patients activate neutrophils...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913422/factor-xi-deficiency-enhances-the-pulmonary-allergic-response-to-house-dust-mite-in-mice-independent-of-factor-xii
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Ingrid Stroo, Jack Yang, Johannes Daan de Boer, Joris J T H Roelofs, Cornelis van 't Veer, Francis J Castellino, Sacha Zeerleder, Tom van der Poll
Asthma is associated with activation of coagulation in the airways. The coagulation system can be initiated via the extrinsic tissue factor dependent pathway or via the intrinsic pathway, in which the central player factor XI (FXI) can be either activated via active factor XII (FXIIa) or via thrombin. We aimed to determine the role of the intrinsic coagulation system, and its possible route of activation, in allergic lung inflammation induced by the clinically relevant human allergen house dust mite (HDM). Wild-type (WT), FXI knockout (KO) and FXII KO mice were subjected to repeated exposure to HDM via the airways, and inflammatory responses were compared...
December 2, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913225/study-on-the-immunological-safety-of-universal-plasma-in-the-chinese-population-in-vitro
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Guanyi Chen, Liguo Zhu, Shufang Wang, Yuan Zhuang, Yang Yu, Deqing Wang
BACKGROUND: The prepared procedure for universal plasma in the Chinese population has been developed. However, the immunological safety with the level of antibodies, soluble immune complexes and complements is necessary to investigate. METHODS: The universal plasma was pooled at the optimal ratio of A:B:AB = 6:2.5:1.5 at 22 °C for 1 hour. The titer of IgM antibodies was detected by saline agglutination, and the titer of IgG antibodies was detected by a Polybrene test after IgM destroyed by 2-mereaptoethanol...
November 14, 2016: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913140/comparative-analysis-of-tcdd-induced-ahr-mediated-gene-expression-in-human-mouse-and-rat-primary-b-cells
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Natalia Kovalova, Rance Nault, Robert Crawford, Timothy R Zacharewski, Norbert E Kaminski
2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) is a persistent environmental pollutant that activates the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) resulting in altered gene expression. In vivo, in vitro, and ex vivo studies have demonstrated that B cells are directly impaired by TCDD, and are a sensitive target as evidenced by suppression of antibody responses. The window of sensitivity to TCDD-induced suppression of IgM secretion among mouse, rat and human B cells is similar. Specifically, TCDD must be present within the initial 12h post B cell stimulation, indicating that TCDD disrupts early signaling network(s) necessary for B lymphocyte activation and differentiation...
November 29, 2016: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911694/seroprevalence-of-babesia-microti-in-individuals-with-lyme-disease
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Sabino R Curcio, Laurel P Tria, Azad L Gucwa
INTRODUCTION: Babesiosis is an emerging tick-borne disease (TBD) caused by Babesia microti, an intracellular parasite of red blood cells. Currently, it is the highest ranked pathogen transmitted by blood transfusion. Most healthy individuals infected with B. microti are asymptomatic, but may be at risk for chronic infection. Similar to Lyme disease transmitted by Borrelia burgdorferi, B. microti is spread by Ixodes scapularis ticks. The rate of coinfection with these TBDs in humans is unclear as most studies have focused their prevalence in ticks or rodent reservoirs...
December 2016: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911040/retrospective-study-evaluating-seroprevalence-of-hepatitis-e-virus-in-blood-donors-and-in-swine-veterinarians-in-italy-2004
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L De Sabato, I Di Bartolo, E Montomoli, C Trombetta, F M Ruggeri, F Ostanello
Hepatitis E is an emerging viral disease in developed countries, with sporadic cases occasionally linked to the consumption of raw or undercooked pork, wild boar or deer meat. Cases due to transfusion or transplantation have also been reported. In developed countries, hepatitis E is considered a zoonosis and pig is the main reservoir. In the last few years, several studies conducted in Europe reported variable seroprevalence rates among the general population, ranging between 0.26% and 52.5%. A higher seroprevalence was described among workers who come in contact with pigs...
December 2, 2016: Zoonoses and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910766/natural-igm-and-the-development-of-b-cell-mediated-autoimmune-diseases
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Trang T T Nguyen, Nicole Baumgarth
Most serum immunoglobulin M (IgM) is "natural IgM", which is produced apparently spontaneously by a distinct subset of B cells requiring no exogenous antigenic or microbial stimuli. Natural IgM is an evolutionarily conserved molecule and reacts with a variety of epitopes expressed on both self- and non-self antigens. It has long been understood that secreted (s) IgM contributes to the removal of altered self-antigens, such as apoptotic and dying cells. As we outline in this review, it is thought that this sIgM housekeeping function removes potential triggers of autoresponse induction...
2016: Critical Reviews in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909060/cd6-regulates-intestinal-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-injury-by-modulating-natural-igm-producing-b1a-cell-self-renewal
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Gospel Enyindah-Asonye, Yan Li, Wei Xin, Nora Singer, Neetu Gupta, John Fung, Feng Lin
Intestinal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury is a relatively common pathological condition that can lead to multi-organ failure and mortality. Regulatory mechanism for this disease is poorly understood, although it is established that circulating pathogenic natural IgM, which is primarily produced by B1a cells outside of the peritoneal cavity, are integrally involved. CD6 was originally identified as a marker for T cells and later found to be present on some subsets of B cells in humans, however, whether CD6 plays any role in intestinal I/R induced injury and if so, what are the underlying mechanisms, remain unknown...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908640/flagellin-enhances-the-immunoprotection-of-formalin-inactivated-edwardsiella-tarda-vaccine-in-turbot
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Xiaohong Liu, Hua Zhang, Chenglong Jiao, Qin Liu, Yuanxing Zhang, Jingfan Xiao
Edwardsiella tarda is an important fish pathogen that causes extensive losses in farmed fish around the world. Various types of vaccines have been developed against E. tarda infection, such as inactivated vaccine, live attenuated vaccine and subunit vaccine. However, inactivated vaccine exhibits poor immune protection against edwardsiellosis in some reports. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the protective effect of formalin-killed cells (FKC) against E. tarda with flagellin, FlgD, as an adjuvant in turbot...
November 28, 2016: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908533/relevance-of-antiphospholipid-antibodies-in-multiple-sclerosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mira Merashli, Jose Delgado Alves, Fabrizio Gentile, Paul R J Ames
BACKGROUND: The relationship between antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) and multiple sclerosis (MS) is unclear. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate a link between aPL and MS. METHODS: EMBASE and PubMed search to August 2016; Peto's odds ratio (OR) meta-analysis. RESULTS: The pooled prevalence of participants positive for IgG and IgM anticardiolipin (aCL) from 12 case-control studies was superior in MS than controls (6.8% vs 1.8%, p = 0...
October 3, 2016: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908305/abatacept-treatment-of-patients-with-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-results-in-a-decrease-of-germinal-centres-in-salivary-gland-tissue
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Erlin A Haacke, Bert van der Vegt, Petra M Meiners, Arjan Vissink, Fred K L Spijkervet, Hendrika Bootsma, Frans G M Kroese
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the histopathological changes in parotid gland tissue of primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) patients treated with abatacept. METHODS: In all 15 pSS patients included in the open-label Active Sjögren Abatacept Pilot (ASAP, 8 abatacept infusions) study parotid gland biopsies were taken before treatment and at 24 weeks of follow up. Biopsies were analysed for pSS-related histopathological features and placed in context of clini- cal responsiveness as assessed with EULAR Sjögren's syndrome disease activity index (ESSDAI)...
November 12, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908207/anti-sulfatide-reactivity-in-patients-with-celiac-disease
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Domenica Saccomanno, Carolina Tomba, Francesca Magri, Philippe Backelandt, Leda Roncoroni, Luisa Doneda, Maria Teresa Bardella, Giacomo Pietro Comi, Nereo Bresolin, Dario Conte, Luca Elli
OBJECTIVE: To explore a possible significance of the presence of anti-ganglioside and anti-sulfatide antibodies in sera of adult patients with celiac disease (CD) in different clinical scenario. METHODS: We selected 22 adult patients with newly diagnosed CD and 20 age-sex matched non-CD controls. Patients' serum was tested - before and after at least 6 months on a gluten-free diet (GFD) - for anti-GM1, GM2, GM3, GD1a, GD1b, GD3, GT1a, GT1b, GQ1b and sulfatide IgM, IgG and IgA auto-antibodies, by means of a dot blot technique and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
December 1, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907066/b-cell-based-seamless-engineering-of-antibody-fc-domains
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Koji Hashimoto, Kohei Kurosawa, Akiho Murayama, Hidetaka Seo, Kunihiro Ohta
Engineering of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) enables us to obtain mAbs with additional functions. In particular, modifications in antibody's Fc (fragment, crystallizable) region can provide multiple benefits such as added toxicity by drug conjugation, higher affinity to Fc receptors on immunocytes, or the addition of functional modules. However, the generation of recombinant antibodies requires multiple laborious bioengineering steps. We previously developed a technology that enables rapid in vitro screening and isolation of specific mAb-expressing cells from the libraries constructed with chicken B-cell line DT40 (referred to as the 'ADLib system')...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905834/rubella-outbreak-and-outbreak-management-in-a-school-setting-china-2014
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Caiyun Chang, Huilai Ma, Wenjia Liang, Pei Hu, Xianghuan Mo, Zhijie An, Huizhen Zheng
BACKGROUND: An active response to a rubella outbreak may interrupt disease transmission, and outbreak response immunization (ORI) can increase immunity among persons who might otherwise not be protected. On March 17, 2014, a rubella outbreak was reported in a middle school in Guangzhou city, China. We conducted an investigation to assess impact of a policy of exclusion of cases from school and of ORI. METHODS: Active surveillance was used to find cases of rubella...
December 1, 2016: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905032/characteristics-of-lipoprotein-a-containing-circulating-immune-complexes-as-markers-of-coronary-heart-disease
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E A Klesareva, O I Afanas'eva, V V Donskikh, I Yu Adamova, S N Pokrovskii
We studied the composition of circulating immune complexes precipitated in the presence of various concentrations of polyethylene glycol in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) and high concentration of lipoprotein(a) - Lp(a). Precipitation of highly purified Lp(a) preparation with polyethylene glycol was evaluated. The contents of Lp(a), autoantibodies to Lp(a), IgG, and IgM in circulating immune complexes isolated from the sera of donors and CHD patients with normal and high levels of Lp(a) were measured...
December 1, 2016: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903567/increased-plasma-ige-accelerate-atherosclerosis-in-secreted-igm-deficiency
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Dimitrios Tsiantoulas, Ilze Bot, Maria Ozsvar Kozma, Laura Goederle, Thomas Perkmann, Karsten Hartvigsen, Daniel H Conrad, Johan Kuiper, Ziad Mallat, Christoph J Binder
RATIONALE: Deficiency of secreted IgM (sIgM(-/-)) accelerates atherosclerosis in Ldlr(-/-) mice. Several atheroprotective effects of increased levels of IgM antibodies have been suggested, including preventing inflammation induced by oxidized LDL and promoting apoptotic cell clearance. However, the mechanisms by which the lack of sIgM promotes lesion formation remain unknown. OBJECTIVE: To identify the mechanisms by which sIgM deficiency accelerates atherosclerosis in mice...
November 30, 2016: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903274/breadth-and-magnitude-of-antigen-specific-antibody-responses-in-the-control-of-plasma-viremia-in-simian-immunodeficiency-virus-infected-macaques
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Bapi Pahar, Carys S Kenway-Lynch, Preston Marx, Sudesh K Srivastav, Celia LaBranche, David C Montefiori, Arpita Das
BACKGROUND: Increasing evidence suggests an unexpected potential for non-neutralizing antibodies to prevent HIV infection. Consequently, identification of functional linear B-cell epitopes for HIV are important for developing preventative and therapeutic strategies. We therefore explored the role of antigen-specific immune responses in controlling plasma viremia in SIV infected rhesus macaques. METHODS: Thirteen rhesus macaques were inoculated either intravaginally or intrarectally with SIVMAC251...
December 1, 2016: Virology Journal
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