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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435655/a-80-year-old-woman-with-b-cell-prolymphocytic-leukemia
#1
Alparslan Merdin, Jale Yıldız, Sinan Dal Mehmet, Merih Kızıl Çakar, Hikmetullah Batgi, Emre Tekgündüz, Aykut Onursever, Fevzi Altuntaş
Prolymhocytic leukemia (PLL) is a rare subtype of lymphocytic leukemias and its cells are immature lymphocytes. It is divided into 2 subgroups: T-PLL and B-PLL according to the lymphocytic origin of the cells. Discriminating B-PLL from other diseases with clinically-similar features is important because of the different treatment approaches and follow-up programs. Hereby, we report a 80-year-old woman presenting with fatigue, leucocytosis and mild anemia. Her peripheral blood smear evaluation revealed 85% prolymphocytes with moderately condensed nuclear chromatin, prominent nucleoli, and a faintly basophilic cytoplasm...
February 23, 2017: Hematology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435464/clinical-efficacy-of-omalizumab-in-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria-is-associated-with-a-reduction-of-fc%C3%AE%C2%B5ri-positive-cells-in-the-skin
#2
Martin Metz, Petra Staubach, Andrea Bauer, Randolf Brehler, Janine Gericke, Michael Kangas, Joanna Ashton-Chess, Philip Jarvis, Panayiotis Georgiou, Janice Canvin, Rainer Hillenbrand, Veit J Erpenbeck, Marcus Maurer
Background. Treatment with omalizumab, a humanized recombinant monoclonal anti-IgE antibody, results in clinical efficacy in patients with Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria (CSU). The mechanism of action of omalizumab in CSU has not been elucidated in detail. Objectives. To determine the effects of omalizumab on levels of high affinity IgE receptor-positive (FcεRI(+)) and IgE-positive (IgE(+)) dermal cells and blood basophils. Treatment efficacy and safety were also assessed. Study design. In a double-blind study, CSU patients aged 18‑75 years were randomized to receive 300 mg omalizumab (n=20) or placebo (n=10) subcutaneously every 4 weeks for 12 weeks...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433992/the-aachen-minipig-phenotype-genotype-hematological-and-biochemical-characterization-and-comparison-to-the-g%C3%A3-ttingen-minipig
#3
Kerstin Pawlowsky, Lisa Ernst, Julia Steitz, Thaddäus Stopinski, Babette Kögel, Anna Henger, Reinhart Kluge, René Tolba
BACKGROUND: The pig is one of the most frequently used large animal models for biomedical research, especially in the field of translational research and surgical models. While standard livestock breeds are used in short-term and acute studies, minipig breeds are the preferred breeds in long-term and chronic studies due to their limited growth and body weight. OBJECTIVE: In consideration of the 3R principle (refinement, reduction, replacement) and the increasing demand, the aim of this study was to generate a new, robust, non-specific-pathogen-free minipig breed, the Aachen minipig...
April 22, 2017: European Surgical Research. Europäische Chirurgische Forschung. Recherches Chirurgicales Européennes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433691/direct-monitoring-of-basophil-degranulation-by-using-avidin-based-probes
#4
Régis Joulia, Claire Mailhol, Salvatore Valitutti, Alain Didier, Eric Espinosa
We show that fluorescent avidin binds to basophil cell surface upon degranulation and can be used to set up a new basophil activation test (BAT). This new assay provides results comparable to those provided by the CD63 exposure-based BAT, but has the advantage to directly monitor granule exteriorization.
April 19, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428897/acute-myeloid-leukemia-with-basophilic-differentiation-transformed-from-myelodysplastic-syndrome
#5
Yasuhiro Tanaka, Atsushi Tanaka, Akiko Hashimoto, Kumiko Hayashi, Isaku Shinzato
Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) terminally transforms to acute myeloid leukemia (AML) or bone marrow failure syndrome, but acute myeloid leukemia with basophilic differentiation has been rarely reported. An 81-year-old man was referred to our department for further examination of intermittent fever and normocytic anemia during immunosuppressive treatment. Chromosomal analysis showed additional abnormalities involving chromosome 7. He was diagnosed as having MDS. At the time of diagnosis, basophils had not proliferated in the bone marrow...
2017: Case Reports in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426171/sputum-basophils-are-increased-in-eosinophilic-asthma-compared-with-non-eosinophilic-asthma-phenotypes
#6
Collin R Brooks, Christine J van Dalen, Ian F Hermans, Peter G Gibson, Jodie L Simpson, Jeroen Douwes
Sputum basophil numbers are increased in allergic asthmatics, but it is unclear what role airway basophils play in "TH2-low" asthma phenotypes. Using flow cytometry we found that basophils were significantly increased in all asthmatics (n=26) compared with healthy controls (n=8) (p=0.007) with highest levels observed in eosinophilic asthma (EA; median 0.22%, IQR 0.11-0.47%; n=14) compared with non-EA (0.06%, 0.00-0.20%; n=12; p<0.05). In asthmatics, basophils were positively correlated with sputum eosinophils (r=0...
April 20, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421997/laser-microdissection-coupled-with-rna-seq-reveal-cell-type-and-disease-specific-markers-in-the-salivary-gland-of-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-patients
#7
Mayank Tandon, Paola Perez, Peter D Burbelo, Catherine Calkins, Ilias Alevizos
OBJECTIVES: Little is known about the molecular details regarding the contribution of different cell types of the salivary gland to the altered gene expression profile seen in Sjögren's syndrome (SS). METHODS: Using laser microdissection, tissue samples enriched in acini, ducts and inflammatory foci in subjects with and without SS were isolated for RNA-seq analysis. Gene expression profiles were analysed and selected enriched genes were further examined using real time PCR and by immunofluorescence...
April 18, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421831/a-novel-automated-slide-based-technology-for-visualization-counting-and-characterization-of-the-formed-elements-of-blood-a-proof-of-concept-study
#8
James W Winkelman, Milenko J Tanasijevic, David J Zahniser
CONTEXT: - A novel automated slide-based approach to the complete blood count and white blood cell differential count is introduced. OBJECTIVE: - To present proof of concept for an image-based approach to complete blood count, based on a new slide preparation technique. A preliminary data comparison with the current flow-based technology is shown. DESIGN: - A prototype instrument uses a proprietary method and technology to deposit a precise volume of undiluted peripheral whole blood in a monolayer onto a glass microscope slide so that every cell can be distinguished, counted, and imaged...
April 19, 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420444/case-report-acth-secreting-pituitary-carcinoma-metastatic-to-the-liver-in-a-patient-with-a-history-of-atypical-pituitary-adenoma-and-cushing-s-disease
#9
Amy S Joehlin-Price, Douglas A Hardesty, Christina A Arnold, Lawrence S Kirschner, Daniel M Prevedello, Norman L Lehman
BACKGROUND: Pituitary carcinoma is a rare entity requiring the presence of metastasis to confirm its malignant potential. We report a case of pituitary carcinoma and discuss the diagnosis and management of this lesion in relation to the existing literature. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient is a 51-year-old woman with Cushing's disease and intact adrenal glands who was diagnosed with metastatic pituitary carcinoma to the liver, 29 months after initial resection of an ACTH-secreting primary atypical pituitary adenoma (APA)...
April 18, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418072/myb-gata1-fusion-promotes-basophilic-leukaemia-involvement-of-il33-and-nerve-growth-factor-receptors
#10
Stéphane Ducassou, Valérie Prouzet-Mauléon, Marie-Céline Deau, Philippe Brunet de la Grange, Bruno Cardinaud, Hayssam Soueidan, Cathy Quelen, Pierre Brousset, Jean-Max Pasquet, François Moreau-Gaudry, Michel Arock, François-Xavier Mahon, Eric Lippert
Acute basophilic leukaemia (ABL) is a rare subtype of acute myeloblastic leukaemia. We previously described a recurrent t(X;6)(p11;q23) translocation generating a MYB-GATA1 fusion gene in male infants with ABL. To better understand its role, the chimeric MYB-GATA1 transcription factor was expressed in CD34-positive hematopoietic progenitors which were transplanted into immunodeficient mice. Cells expressing MYB-GATA1 showed increased expression of markers of immaturity (CD34), of granulocytic lineage (CD33, CD117) and of basophilic differentiation (CD203c, FcƐRI)...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416076/sweat-allergy-extrinsic-or-intrinsic
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REVIEW
Takaaki Hiragun, Makiko Hiragun, Kaori Ishii, Takanobu Kan, Michihiro Hide
Sweat is an exacerbation factor in atopic dermatitis (AD) in all age groups. A body core temperature elevation with sweating triggers cholinergic urticaria (CholU). We recently reported that AD symptoms are improved by tannic acid-containing spray, which suppresses the basophil histamine release induced by semi-purified sweat antigen in vitro, and by showering, which removes antigens in sweat from the skin surface. Sweat contains small amount of proteins including proteases, protease inhibitors, and anti-microbial peptides...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414061/mechanistic-correlates-of-clinical-responses-to-omalizumab-in-the-setting-of-oral-immunotherapy-for-milk-allergy
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Pamela A Frischmeyer-Guerrerio, Madhan Masilamani, Wenjuan Gu, Erica Brittain, Robert Wood, Jennifer Kim, Kari Nadeau, Kirsi M Jarvinen, Alexander Grishin, Robert Lindblad, Hugh A Sampson
BACKGROUND: In our recent clinical trial, the addition of omalizumab to oral immunotherapy (OIT) for milk allergy improved safety but no significant clinical benefit was detected. OBJECTIVE: To investigate mechanisms by which omalizumab modulates immunity in the context of OIT, and to identify baseline biomarkers that predict subgroups of patients most likely to benefit from omalizumab. METHODS: Blood was obtained at baseline and multiple time-points during a placebo-controlled trial of OIT for milk allergy where subjects were randomized to receive omalizumab or placebo...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413769/update-on-biomarkers-to-monitor-clinical-efficacy-response-during-and-post-treatment-in-allergen-immunotherapy
#13
REVIEW
Lubna Kouser, Jasper Kappen, Ross P Walton, Mohamed H Shamji
Allergen immunotherapy (AIT) is an immune modulating treatment for allergic diseases. Although highly effective, some patients do not respond to the treatment. To date there are no surrogate biomarkers that are predictive of the clinical response to AIT. More and more is known about the underlying immunological mechanism involved in AIT. Through modulation of both innate and adaptive immune responses, involving reduced ILC2 and enhanced Treg and Breg induction and functionality, along with induction of IgG4 antibody production which have the capacity to inhibit both allergen-induced basophil responsiveness and CD23-mediated IgE-facilitated allergen presentation, the result is an immune skewing towards a more balanced Type I response...
2017: Current Treatment Options in Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413507/anaphylactic-shock-caused-by-haemocoagulase-injection-in-china
#14
Haiwei Yang, Liming Yang, De-Wang Wang, Ji-Fu Wei, Shaoheng He
Haemocoagulase injection is a mixture of purified enzymes isolated from the venom of Bothrops atrox, which is used for the prevention and treatment of haemorrhage. It is a relatively safe pharmacological agent that does not require a skin test prior to administration. However, following a literature search, 14 reported cases of anaphylactic shock caused by haemocoagulase injection were identified, including one lethal case in China. Using SDS-PAGE and protein identification, four primary components in haemocoagulase injection were characterized, including one metalloproteinase, which may be a thromboplastin-like enzyme, and two serine proteinases, which may be thrombin-like enzymes...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408792/thrombopoietin-receptor-agonist-mitigates-hematopoietic-radiation-syndrome-and-improves-survival-after-whole-body-ionizing-irradiation-followed-by-wound-trauma
#15
Juliann G Kiang, Min Zhai, Pei-Jun Liao, Connie Ho, Nikolai V Gorbunov, Thomas B Elliott
Ionizing radiation combined with trauma tissue injury (combined injury, CI) results in greater mortality and H-ARS than radiation alone (radiation injury, RI), which includes thrombocytopenia. The aim of this study was to determine whether increases in numbers of thrombocytes would improve survival and mitigate H-ARS after CI. We observed in mice that WBC and platelets remained very low in surviving RI animals that were given 9.5 Gy (60)Co-γ-photon radiation, whereas only lymphocytes and basophils remained low in surviving CI mice that were irradiated and then given skin wounds...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408238/novel-roles-for-podocalyxin-in-regulating-stress-myelopoiesis-rap1a-and-neutrophil-migration
#16
Pan Li, Aldona A Karaczyn, Rose McGlauflin, Amanda Favreau, Edward Jachimowicz, Calvin Vary, Kailin Xu, Don M Wojchowski, Pradeep Sathyanarayana
Podocalyxin (Podxl) is a CD34 orthologue and cell surface sialomucin with reported roles in renal podocyte diaphragm slit development, vascular cell integrity, and the progression of blood, breast, and prostate cancers. Roles for Podxl during non-malignant hematopoiesis, however, are largely undefined. Presently we have developed a Vav-Cre Podxl knockout mouse model, and report on novel roles for Podxl in governing stress myelopoiesis. At steady-state, Podxl expression among hematopoietic progenitor cells was low-level but was induced by GCSF (granulocyte colony stimulating factor) in myeloid progenitors, and by TPO (thrombopoietin) in HSCs...
April 10, 2017: Experimental Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403512/mitotic-figure-in-the-peripheral-blood-smear
#17
Sebastian Hörber, Ingo Rettig, Andreas Peter
A previously healthy 19-year-old man presented with fever, sore throat and strong feeling of illness. Physical examination showed strong swelling of throat tonsils and moderate hepatosplenomegaly. The laboratory values were as following: a total white blood count of 10.9 x 10(9) /L, hemoglobin 14.1 g/dL and a platelet count of 109 x 10(9) /L. Total bilirubin was 1.4 mg/dL and CRP was 1.32 mg/dL. The serological analyses revealed IgG and IgM antibodies against EBV-VCA consistent with an acute Epstein-Barr virus infection...
April 12, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401082/vaccinium-angustifolium-root-extract-suppresses-fc%C3%A9-ri-expression-in-human-basophilic-ku812f-cells
#18
Sun Yup Shim, Kyung Dong Lee, Mina Lee
Vaccinium angustifolium, commonly known as the lowbush blueberry, is a rich source of flavonoids, with which various human physiological activities have been associated. The present study focuses on the investigation of the effect of the methanolic extract of V. angustifolium root extract (VAE) on high affinity immunoglobulin E receptor (FcɛRI) α chain antibody (CRA-1)-induced allergic reaction in human basophilic KU812F cells. The total phenolic content of VAE was found to be 170±1.9 mg gallic acid equivalents/g...
March 2017: Preventive Nutrition and Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397483/efficiency-of-leukocyte-differential-using-flow-cytometry-with-cytodiff-in-different-workflows
#19
Chenxue Qu, Jianzhong Wang, Chengwei Pu, Ying Xing, Ke Shang, Ning Dong, Xiufeng Li
BACKGROUND: To set up the review criteria for flow cytometry with CytoDiff (FCC) and evaluate the efficiency of different workflows using combinations of FCC with a hematology analyzer and microscopy. METHODS: Leucocyte differentials of the samples from 995 clinical specimens and 278 specimens from healthy donors were analyzed using a hematology analyzer, FCC, and microscopy. RESULTS: The correlations between the hematology analyzer, FCC, and microscopy were good for neutrophils, lymphocytes, and monocytes, but not in the case of basophils (r = 0...
April 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397466/absolute-eosinophil-count-was-significantly-associated-with-serum-1-3-%C3%AE-d-glucan-in-patients-with-invasive-fungal-infections
#20
Pengfei Zhu, Jun Lv, Yongkui Kong, Hui Xu, Liang Ming
BACKGROUND: Measurement of serum (1,3)-β-D-glucan has emerged as an important diagnostic strategy for invasive fungal infections (IFI). Previous studies suggested that the eosinophil count would be related with the value of serum (1,3)-β-D-glucan. METHODS: 572 blood samples obtained from 126 patients at the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University were analyzed. The unsuitable samples were excluded according to the patient selection. RESULTS: In our study, we found that in the 572 cumulative results, the absolute eosinophil count was significantly associated with the value of (1,3)-β-D-glucan (r = 0...
April 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
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