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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861383/living-donor-renal-transplantation-in-patients-with-antiphospholipid-syndrome-a-case-report
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Ji Yoon Choi, Joo Hee Jung, Sung Shin, Young Hoon Kim, Duck Jong Han
INTRODUCTION: Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), autoantibodies directed against phospholipid-binding proteins are associated with cause vascular thrombosis. Patients with APS requiring renal transplantation are at risk of early graft loss due to arterial or venous thrombosis, or thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA). Here, we report 3 cases of successful renal transplantation in patients with APS. CLINICAL FINDINGS: A 53-year-old man with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) had experienced bilateral deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in the lower extremities 16 years ago and was administered warfarin...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826099/post-translational-modified-proteins-are-biomarkers-of-autoimmune-processes-netosis-and-the-inflammatory-autoimmunity-connection
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REVIEW
Maurizio Bruschi, Andrea Petretto, Roberta Bertelli, Maricla Galetti, Alice Bonanni, Federico Pratesi, Paola Migliorini, Giovanni Candiano, Augusto Vaglio, Gian Marco Ghiggeri
Basic research is showing new mechanisms involved in early immune responses and Neutrophil Extracellular Trap (NET) formation (or NETosis) is of key importance as first line defense against bacteria, virus and protozoa. Enzymatic modification of arginine in citrulline in histones is the prerequisite of NETosis being it necessary for decondensation and extrusion of DNA from cells; it is conceivable that other post translational modifications may occur during this event. There is consensus in considering that post translational modified proteins may elicit an autoimmune response that leads to the formation of autoantibodies...
November 5, 2016: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812954/activation-of-the-mechanistic-target-of-rapamycin-in-sle-explosion-of-evidence-in-the-last-five-years
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Zachary Oaks, Thomas Winans, Nick Huang, Katalin Banki, Andras Perl
The mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) is a central regulator in cell growth, activation, proliferation, and survival. Activation of the mTOR pathway underlies the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). While mTOR activation and its therapeutic reversal were originally discovered in T cells, recent investigations have also uncovered roles in other cell subsets including B cells, macrophages, and "non-immune" organs such as the liver and the kidney. Activation of mTOR complex 1 (mTORC1) precedes the onset of SLE and associated co-morbidities, such as anti-phospholipid syndrome (APS), and may act as an early marker of disease pathogenesis...
December 2016: Current Rheumatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799851/low-molecular-weight-heparin-can-benefit-women-with-recurrent-pregnancy-loss-and-sole-protein-s-deficiency-a-historical-control-cohort-study-from-taiwan
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Ming-Ching Shen, Wan-Ju Wu, Po-Jen Cheng, Gwo-Chin Ma, Wen-Chu Li, Jui-Der Liou, Cheng-Shyong Chang, Wen-Hsiang Lin, Ming Chen
BACKGROUND: Heritable thrombophilias are assumed important etiologies for recurrent pregnancy loss. Unlike in the Caucasian populations, protein S and protein C deficiencies, instead of Factor V Lieden and Prothrombin mutations, are relatively common in the Han Chinese population. In this study we aimed to investigate the therapeutic effect of low molecular weight heparin upon women with recurrent pregnancy loss and documented protein S deficiency. METHODS: During 2011-2016, 68 women with recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) and protein S deficiency (both the free antigen and function of protein S were reduced) were initially enrolled...
2016: Thrombosis Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766043/doacs-advances-and-limitations-in-real-world
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Lai Heng Lee
The group of new oral anticoagulants or NOACs, now termed direct oral anticoagulants or DOACs, with their favourable results from large scale phase III clinical trials, represent a major advancement and expanded armamentarium in antithrombotic therapy. Dabigatran, rivaroxaban, apixaban and edoxaban are now in clinical routine use for prevention and treatment of arterial and venous thrombotic diseases as addressed in their clinical trials. Usage of the DOACs is expected to increase as clinicians gain more experience and reassurance with data from the real world studies which are generally consistent with that from clinical trials...
2016: Thrombosis Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753626/a-unique-antiphospholipid-assay-recognizing-phospholipid-mixture-compared-with-criteria-antiphospholipid-immunoassays-in-lupus-patients
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Y Zuo, R Willis, E Papalardo, M Petri, E N Harris, A Schleh, K DeCeulaer, M Smikle, L M Vilá, J D Reveille, G S Alarcón, E B Gonzalez
BACKGROUND: While essential for the classification of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), anticardiolipin (aCL) assays lack specificity and anti-β2glycoproteinI (anti-β2GPI) assays lack sensitivity in this regard. Our aim was to perform a comparative analysis of the APhL ELISA assay (IgG/IgM) and criteria antiphospholipid (aPL) immunoassays in identifying APS-related clinical manifestations in a large group of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: Serum samples from 1178 patients from the Hopkins (n = 543), LUMINA (n = 588) and Jamaican SLE cohorts (n = 47) were examined for IgG/IgM positivity in aCL (in-house), anti-β2GPI (two commercial kits) and APhL (Louisville APL) ELISA assays...
October 16, 2016: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746783/anti-lipid-igg-antibodies-are-produced-via-germinal-centers-in-a-murine-model-resembling-human-lupus
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Carlos Wong-Baeza, Albany Reséndiz-Mora, Luis Donis-Maturano, Isabel Wong-Baeza, Luz Zárate-Neira, Juan Carlos Yam-Puc, Juana Calderón-Amador, Yolanda Medina, Carlos Wong, Isabel Baeza, Leopoldo Flores-Romo
Anti-lipid IgG antibodies are produced in some mycobacterial infections and in certain autoimmune diseases [such as anti-phospholipid syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)]. However, few studies have addressed the B cell responses underlying the production of these immunoglobulins. Anti-lipid IgG antibodies are consistently found in a murine model resembling human lupus induced by chlorpromazine-stabilized non-bilayer phospholipid arrangements (NPA). NPA are transitory lipid associations found in the membranes of most cells; when NPA are stabilized they can become immunogenic and induce specific IgG antibodies, which appear to be involved in the development of the mouse model of lupus...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734511/review-article-the-aetiology-of-primary-budd-chiari-syndrome-differences-between-the-west-and-china
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X Qi, G Han, X Guo, V De Stefano, K Xu, Z Lu, H Xu, A Mancuso, W Zhang, X Han, D C Valla, D Fan
BACKGROUND: China may have the largest number of Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) cases in the world (at least 1914 original papers were published, and at least 20 191 BCS patients were reported). Considering the discrepancy in the clinical profiles and preferred treatment selection of primary BCS between the West and China, understanding its aetiology in these two different regions is very important. AIM: To review the data from large cohort studies and meta-analyses to illustrate the epidemiology of risk factors for BCS in the West and China...
December 2016: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730530/a-combined-approach-using-global-coagulation-assays-quickly-differentiates-coagulation-disorders-with-prolonged-aptt-and-low-levels-of-fviii-activity
#9
Tomoko Matsumoto, Keiji Nogami, Midori Shima
Patients with mild/moderate hemophilia (H)A, acquired HA (AHA) and lupus anticoagulants (LA), have prolonged aPTTs with low levels of factor (F)VIII activity, but the differentiation of these disorders is complex and time consuming. We established an approach to quickly differentiate these disorders using comprehensive coagulation tests. Patients' plasmas with mild/moderate HA, AHA, LA without anti-phospholipid syndrome [LA-APS(-)], and LA with APS [LA-APS(+)] were examined using clot waveform analysis (CWA) and thrombin generation test (TGT)...
October 11, 2016: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676644/novel-enzyme-immunoassay-system-for-simultaneous-detection-of-six-subclasses-of-antiphospholipid-antibodies-for-differential-diagnosis-of-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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Junzo Nojima, Yukari Motoki, Kazusa Hara, Toshiyuki Sakata, Kiyoshi Ichihara
Antiphospholipid syndrome, which often complicates systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), features high occurrence of arterial and/or venous thrombosis and recurrent fetal loss. However, which antibody subclass contributes to which clinical event remains uncertain. We newly developed an up-to-date enzyme immunoassay system using the AcuStar automated analyzer (Instrumentation Laboratory, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA) for parallel detection of six subclasses of antiphospholipid antibodies (aPLs): anticardiolipin antibodies (aCL) of IgG, IgM, and IgA and anti-β2-glycoprotein I antibodies (aβ2GPI) of IgG, IgM, and IgA...
September 24, 2016: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27628237/female-infertility-and-serum-auto-antibodies-a-systematic-review
#11
Alban Deroux, Chantal Dumestre-Perard, Camille Dunand-Faure, Laurence Bouillet, Pascale Hoffmann
On average, 10 % of infertile couples have unexplained infertility. Auto-immune disease (systemic lupus erythematosus, anti-phospholipid syndrome) accounts for a part of these cases. In the last 20 years, aspecific auto-immunity, defined as positivity of auto-antibodies in blood sample without clinical or biological criteria for defined diseases, has been evoked in a subpopulation of infertile women. A systematic review was performed (PUBMED) using the MESH search terms "infertility" and "auto-immunity" or "reproductive technique" or "assisted reproduction" or "in vitro fertilization" and "auto-immunity...
September 14, 2016: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27622308/inverted-erythrocyte-membranes-demonstrate-%C3%AE-2gpi-antiphospholipid-antibody-interactions-and-membrane-crosslinking
#12
Saartje Bloemen, Xiao Xuan Wu, Katrien M Devreese, Bas de Laat, Jacob H Rand, Ljiljana V Vasovic
INTRODUCTION: The antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an acquired autoimmune disorder predisposing patients to thrombosis or pregnancy complications. Since inverted erythrocyte membranes (iEMs) might provide a physiologically relevant source of anionic phospholipids, we studied the interactions of phospholipid-binding proteins and APS antibodies using iEMs. MATERIALS & METHODS: iEMs were prepared from packed erythrocytes by hypotonic lysis. Phosphatidylserine (PS) exposure was confirmed by annexin A5 (A5) binding using fluorescence microscopy and flow cytometry...
October 2016: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27571001/chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension-epidemiology-and-risk-factors
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Marion Delcroix, Kim Kerr, Peter Fedullo
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is a rare complication of pulmonary embolism. As for most rare diseases, epidemiologic data are scarce, but recent registries suggest an incidence of at least 5 per million inhabitants per year. A history of massive or recurrent acute pulmonary embolism is observed in most patients with CTEPH, but the proportion of patients who develop CTEPH after acute pulmonary embolism is a matter of debate, further complicated by the possible misdiagnosis of CTEPH as acute pulmonary embolism...
July 2016: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27550302/kidney-disease-in-primary-anti-phospholipid-antibody-syndrome
#14
Borja Gracia-Tello, David Isenberg
APS is an autoimmune disease defined by the presence of arterial or venous thrombotic events and/or pregnancy morbidity in patients who test positive for aPL. APS can be isolated (primary APS) or associated with other autoimmune diseases. The kidney is a major target organ in APS, and renal thrombosis can occur at any level within the vasculature of the kidney (renal arteries, intrarenal vasculature and renal veins). Histological findings vary widely, including ischaemic glomeruli and thrombotic lesions without glomerular or arterial immune deposits on immunofluorescence...
August 21, 2016: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27496152/prevention-treatment-of-obstetrical-complications-in-aps-is-hydroxychloroquine-the-holy-grail-we-are-looking-for
#15
Pier Luigi Meroni
Pregnancy morbidity is part of the clinical spectrum of the anti-phospholipid syndrome (APS), with an important social and economical cost. Antiplatelet and anticoagulant agents are effective in preventing the clinical manifestations in the majority of the patients. However, a consistent proportion of the pregnant women present recurrences in spite of the standard therapy. Observational studies and anecdotal reports raised the issue of additional therapeutic strategies in these refractory cases. Among these, anti-malarials (AMs) and in particular hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) are becoming more and more popular in APS as well as in other systemic autoimmune rheumatic conditions...
August 2, 2016: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27485012/complement-and-thrombosis-in-the-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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REVIEW
Kenji Oku, Hiroyuki Nakamura, Michihiro Kono, Kazumasa Ohmura, Masaru Kato, Toshiyuki Bohgaki, Tetsuya Horita, Shinsuke Yasuda, Olga Amengual, Tatsuya Atsumi
The involvement of complement activation in the pathophysiology of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) was first reported in murine models of antiphospholipid antibody (aPL)-related pregnancy morbidities. We previously reported that complement activation is prevalent and may function as a source of procoagulant cell activation in the sera of APS patients. Recently, autoantibodies against C1q, a component of complement 1, were reported to be correlated with complement activation in systemic lupus erythematosus. These antibodies target neoepitopes of deformed C1q bound to various molecules (i...
October 2016: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27476699/consumption-of-pomegranate-juice-decreases-blood-lipid-peroxidation-and-levels-of-arachidonic-acid-in-women-with-metabolic-syndrome
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Milica I Kojadinovic, Aleksandra C Arsic, Jasmina D Debeljak-Martacic, Aleksandra I Konic-Ristic, Nevena Dj Kardum, Tamara B Popovic, Marija D Glibetic
BACKGROUND: Pomegranate juice is a rich source of polyphenols and is thus a promising dietary antioxidant with numerous health-promoting effects. These include a beneficial impact on cardiovascular health that could be partly attributed to the effects of polyphenols on lipid metabolism. The aim of this study was to investigate whether consumption of pomegranate juice for 6 weeks could modify lipid peroxidation and phospholipid fatty acid composition of plasma and erythrocytes in subjects with metabolic syndrome...
August 1, 2016: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27449504/cross-reactivity-between-annexin-a2-and-beta-2-glycoprotein-i-in-animal-models-of-antiphospholipid-syndrome
#18
R Weiss, A Bitton, L Nahary, M T Arango, I Benhar, M Blank, Y Shoenfeld, J Chapman
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) affects coagulation and the brain by autoimmune mechanisms. The major antigen in APS is beta-2-glycoprotein I (β2-GPI) is known to complex with annexin A2 (ANXA2), and antibodies to ANXA2 have been described in APS. We measured these antibodies in mice with experimental APS (eAPS) induced by immunization with β2-GPI. Sera of these mice reacted significantly with recombinant ANXA2 by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and the eAPS mice had significantly high levels of immunoglobulin G (IgG) in the brain by immunoblot assays compared to adjuvant immunized controls...
July 23, 2016: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27435706/autoimmune-reaction-after-anti-tetanus-vaccination-description-of-four-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
#19
N Ruhrman-Shahar, J Torres-Ruiz, P Rotman-Pikielny, Y Levy
Autoimmune reaction after vaccination is sporadically reported in the medical literature. Vaccinations are generally safe and have an important role in eradicating endemic diseases worldwide. Nevertheless, the question arises as to whether there is a possibility of post-vaccination autoimmune phenomena. The anti-tetanus vaccine is being used since 1924, and it is part of the recommended immunization schedules for children. There are few reports of autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and anti-phospholipid syndrome after anti-tetanus vaccination...
July 19, 2016: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27416002/novel-immune-assay-for-quantification-of-plasma-protective-capacity-against-oxidized-phospholipids
#20
Valery Bochkov, Andreas W Schoenenberger, Olga Oskolkova, Ursula Toth, Johannes Stöckl, Otto Majdic, Armond Daci, Thérèse J Resink, Paul Erne, Maria Philippova
AIM: Oxidized phospholipids (OxPL) are the major pathogenic component of oxidized low-density lipoproteins (OxLDL). Endogenous anti-OxPL activity, defined as the ability to neutralize adverse effects of oxidized lipids, may have biomarker potential. METHODS & RESULTS: Using two anti-OxPL monoclonal antibodies (commercial mAB-E06 and custom mAB-509) we developed a novel ELISA that measures the global capacity of plasma to inactivate OxPL. Preincubation of OxLDL with plasma inhibits its binding of anti-OxPL mABs...
August 2016: Biomarkers in Medicine
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