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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651294/-ige-and-anti-ige-in-asthma-a-chequered-history
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M Lommatzsch, K Geißler, K-C Bergmann, J Christian Virchow
A long and winding road led to the discovery of immunoglobulin E (IgE) in 1966 and 1967. We are currently on a long and winding road to understand the immunologic basis of the clinical effects of the anti-IgE antibody omalizumab in asthma. It is possible that patients with asthma (as patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria) benefit in different immunologic ways from omalizumab treatment. This article reviews the history of IgE discovery and current concepts of anti-IgE therapy in asthma.
June 2017: Pneumologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649294/randomised-controlled-trial-of-a-baked-egg-intervention-in-young-children-allergic-to-raw-egg-but-not-baked-egg
#2
Merryn Netting, Michael Gold, Patrick Quinn, Adaweyah El-Merhibi, Irmeli Penttila, Maria Makrides
BACKGROUND: Consumption of baked egg by raw egg allergic children is associated with immune changes suggesting development of tolerance. However, causation has not been tested using a double blind randomized controlled trial (RCT). We aimed to compare clinical and immunological outcomes after baked egg (BE) consumption in young BE tolerant egg allergic children. METHODS: In a double blind RCT, BE tolerant egg allergic children consumed 10 g BE (1.3 g protein) 2 to 3 times per week for 6 months (n = 21 intervention group) or similar egg free baked goods (n = 22 control group) while maintaining an otherwise egg free diet...
2017: World Allergy Organization Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648664/high-dose-ivig-successfully-reduces-high-rhgaa-igg-antibody-titers-in-a-crim-negative-infantile-pompe-disease-patient
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Mugdha Rairikar, Zoheb B Kazi, Ankit Desai, Crista Walters, Amy Rosenberg, Priya S Kishnani
Alglucosidase alfa (rhGAA) has altered the course of an otherwise fatal outcome in classic infantile Pompe disease (IPD), which presents with cardiomyopathy and severe musculoskeletal involvement. However, the response to therapy is determined by several factors including the development of high and sustained antibody titers (HSAT) to rhGAA. Cross-reactive immunologic material (CRIM) negative patients are at the highest risk for development of HSAT. Immune tolerance induction (ITI) with methotrexate, rituximab, and intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) has been largely successful in preventing the immune response and in achieving tolerance when done in conjunction with enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) initiation...
May 18, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648091/mediators-go-together-high-production-of-cxcl9-cxcl10-ifn-%C3%AE-and-tnf-%C3%AE-in-ham-tsp
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Heytor Victor Pereira da Costa Neco, Vanessa Gabryelle da Silva Teixeira, Ana Carolina Lemos da Trindade, Paula Machado Ribeiro Magalhães, Virgínia Maria Barros de Lorena, Lúcio Roberto Cançado Castellano, Joelma Rodrigues de Souza, Luydson Richardson Vasconcelos, Patrícia Muniz Mendes Freire de Moura, Clarice Neuenschwander Lins de Morais
HTLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP) is a chronic demyelinating and disabling syndrome caused by HTLV-1. Although the pathogenic mechanisms that lead to HAM/TSP outcome have not been elucidated, genetic and immunological factors may be involved in the myelopathy occurrence. The present study aimed to compare cytokines, chemokines and nitric oxide levels in asymptomatic and HAM/TSP HTLV-1 infected patients. The study group consisted of 21 HAM/TSP and 48 asymptomatic HTLV-1 patients...
June 24, 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647464/data-against-a-common-assumption-xenogeneic-mouse-models-can-be-used-to-assay-suppression-of-immunity-by-human-mscs
#5
REVIEW
Darwin J Prockop, Joo Youn Oh, Ryang Hwa Lee
Much of what we know about immunology suggests that little is to be gained from experiments in which human cells are administered to immunocompetent mice. Multiple reports have demonstrated that this common assumption does not hold for experiments with human mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (hMSCs). The data demonstrate that hMSCs can suppress immune responses to a variety of stimuli in immunocompetent mice by a range of different mechanisms that are similar to those employed by mouse MSCs. Therefore, further experiments with hMSCs in mice will make it possible to generate preclinical data that will improve both the efficacy and safety of the clinical trials with the cells that are now in progress...
June 21, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646721/biochemical-immunological-hybrid-biosensor-based-on-two-dimensional-chromatography-for-on-site-sepsis-diagnosis
#6
Seung-Wan Kim, Il-Hoon Cho, Guei-Sam Lim, Gi-Na Park, Se-Hwan Paek
A hybrid-biosensor system that can simultaneously fulfill the immunoassay for protein markers (e.g., C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin (PCT)) and the enzyme assay for metabolic substances (e.g., lactate) in the same sepsis-based sample has been devised. Such a challenge was pursued through the installation of an enzyme-reaction zone on the signal pad of the typical immuno-strip for the rapid two-dimensional (2-D)-chromatography test. To minimize the mutual interference in the hybrid assays, a pre-determined membrane site was etched in a pattern and mounted with a biochemical-reaction pad, thereby allowing a loaded sample to enter and then stay in the pad for a colored-signal production over the course of an immunoassay...
June 16, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645772/increased-of-the-hepatocytes-and-splenocytes-apoptosis-accompanies-clinical-improvement-and-higher-survival-in-mice-infected-with-trypanosoma-cruzi-and-treated-with-highly-diluted-lycopodium-clavatum
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Gislaine Janaina Falkowski-Temporini, Carina Ribeiro Lopes, Paula Fernanda Massini, Camila Fernanda Brustolin, Fabiana Nabarro Ferraz, Patricia Flora Sandri, Luzmarina Hernandes, Denise Lessa Aleixo, Terezinha Fátima Barion, Luiz Gilson Esper, Silvana Marques de Araújo
Recent evidence includes apoptosis as a defense against Trypanosoma cruzi infection, which promotes an immune response in the host induced by T cells, type 1, 2 and 17. Currently, there is no medicine completely preventing the progression of this disease. We investigated the immunological and apoptotic effects, morbidity and survival of mice infected with T. cruzi and treated with dynamized homeopathic compounds 13c: Kalium causticum (GCaus), Conium maculatum, (GCon), Lycopodium clavatum (GLy) and 7% alcohol solution (control, vehicle compounds, GCI)...
June 20, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644756/immunological-effects-of-hypomethylating-agents
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Katherine E Lindblad, Meghali Goswami, Christopher S Hourigan, Karolyn A Oetjen
Epigenetic changes resulting from aberrant methylation patterns are a recurrent observation in hematologic malignancies. Hypomethylating agents have a well-established role in the management of patients with high-risk myelodysplastic syndrome or acute myeloid leukemia. In addition to the direct effects of hypomethylating agents on cancer cells, there are several lines of evidence indicating a role for immune-mediated anti-tumor benefits from hypomethylating therapy. Areas Covered: We reviewed the clinical and basic science literature for the effects of hypomethylating agents, including the most commonly utilized therapeutics azacitidine and decitabine, on immune cell subsets...
June 23, 2017: Expert Review of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644050/hba1c-analysis-by-capillary-electrophoresis-comparison-with-chromatography-and-an-immunological-method
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Olav Klingenberg, Torill Furuset, Camilla R Hestbråten, Marit H Hallberg, Astrid Steiro, Iren R Orset, Jens P Berg
BACKGROUND: Haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) has become an even more important analyte for clinical laboratories during recent years with the introduction of its diagnostic use for diabetes mellitus. Several different analytical principles can be used, each with their advantages and disadvantages. AIM: We wanted to compare Sebia Capillarys 2 Flex Piercing (Capillarys) with our routine HbA1c methods, which were an HPLC method (Tosoh G7) and an immunoassay (Tina-Quant on Roche Modular P) by analysing a large clinical material...
June 23, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643673/-allergy-to-drugs-experience-in-771-procedures
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María Cecilia Juri, Diego S Fernández Romero, Blas Larrauri, Eloísa Malbrán, Gabriela Torre, Alejandro Malbrán
Drug hypersensitivity reactions (RHD) are those that present clinically as allergic. They can or cannot involve an immunologic mechanism of lesion. They are frequent and, occasionally, life threatening. Patients with RHD repeat the reaction when they are re-exposed to the drug, limiting the therapeutic options and exposing them to more expensive and toxic drugs. It is difficult to identify the responsible drug when the reaction was not recent or when it occurred in the context of therapy with multiple drugs or confusing concurrent diseases...
2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643294/-saccharomyces-boulardii-cncm-i-745-influences-the-gut-associated-immune-system
#11
Heike Stier, Stephan C Bischoff
BACKGROUND: The impact of the intestinal microbiome is increasing steadily with regard to the immune function und the defense against pathogens. The medicinal yeast Saccharomyces boulardii CNCM I-745 (S. boulardii) has been used as probiotic for the prevention and treatment of infectious diarrhea since more than 50 years. Meta-analyses confirm the clinical efficacy of S. boulardii to treat diarrhea of various origins in children and adults. METHOD: This review article summarizes experimental studies on molecular and immunological mechanisms which explain the proven clinical efficacy of S...
June 2017: MMW Fortschritte der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643018/heterogeneity-of-gata2-related-myeloid-neoplasms
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REVIEW
Shinsuke Hirabayashi, Marcin W Wlodarski, Emilia Kozyra, Charlotte M Niemeyer
The GATA2 gene codes for a master hematopoietic transcription factor that is essential for the proliferation and maintenance of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells. Heterozygous germline mutations in GATA2 have been initially associated with several clinical entities that are now collectively defined as GATA2 deficiency. Despite pleiotropic clinical manifestations, the high propensity for the development of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) constitutes the most common clinical denominator of this major MDS predisposition syndrome...
June 22, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641094/emerging-concepts-in-cytomegalovirus-infection-following-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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REVIEW
Jose F Camargo, Krishna V Komanduri
Despite the refinements in molecular methods for the detection of cytomegalovirus (CMV) and the advent of highly effective preemptive strategies, CMV remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) recipients. CMV can cause tissue-invasive disease including pneumonia, hepatitis, colitis, retinitis, and encephalitis. Mortality in HCT recipients with CMV disease can be as high as 60%. CMV infection has been associated with increased risk of secondary bacterial and fungal infections, increased risk of graft-versus-host disease, and high rates of nonrelapse mortality following HCT...
June 14, 2017: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639577/characteristics-of-good-s-syndrome-in-china-a-systematic-review
#14
REVIEW
Jin-Pei Dong, Wen Gao, Gui-Gen Teng, Yu Tian, Hua-Hong Wang
BACKGROUND: Good's syndrome (GS) is a rare disease characterized by thymoma, hypogammaglobulinemia, low or absent B-cells, decreased T-cells, an inverted CD4+/CD8+ T-cell ratio and reduced T-cell mitogen proliferative responses. GS is difficult to diagnose preoperatively due to its rarity and lack of typical symptoms, the characteristics of Chinese GS patients are still lacking. This study aimed to systematically review all the clinical, laboratory, and immunologic findings of reported cases of Chinese patients with GS...
July 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639502/rituximab-as-first-line-treatment-for-acquired-thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura
#15
Haifei Chen, Ailin Fu, Jing Wang, Tianqin Wu, Zhengyang Li, Jieqing Tang, Hongshi Shen, Jingjing Zhu, Jie Li, Qian Zhu, Longmei Qing
Objective To investigate the efficacy and safety of rituximab (RTX) as first-line treatment of acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (aTTP). Methods Twenty-five patients with acute aTTP and/or severe a disintegrin and metalloproteinase with a thrombospondin type 1 motif, member 13 (ADAMTS13) deficiency were admitted to our centre from April 2009 to March 2015. Fourteen patients received RTX plus standard therapy (plasma exchange and corticosteroids) at acute episodes. Haemoglobin, platelet count, schistocytes, lactate dehydrogenase levels, ADAMTS13 activity and its inhibitors, and the ratio of B lymphocytes in the peripheral blood, were monitored...
June 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638851/mucosal-biopsy-shows-immunologic-changes-of-the-colon-in-patients-with-early-ms
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Adrian Mathias Moser, Walter Spindelboeck, Heimo Strohmaier, Christian Enzinger, Thomas Gattringer, Siegrid Fuchs, Franz Fazekas, Gregor Gorkiewicz, Philipp Wurm, Christoph Högenauer, Michael Khalil
OBJECTIVE: To investigate immune cells of the colonic mucosa and fecal short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) in treatment-naive patients with a clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) or early relapsing MS. METHODS: In this cross-sectional proof-of-concept study, we obtained mucosal specimens during ileocolonoscopy from 15 untreated patients with CIS/MS and 10 controls. Mucosal immune cells were analyzed by FACS, and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry measurements of stool samples served to determine SCFA...
July 2017: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638219/spontaneous-regression-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-mini-review
#17
REVIEW
Akira Sakamaki, Kenya Kamimura, Satoshi Abe, Atsunori Tsuchiya, Masaaki Takamura, Hirokazu Kawai, Satoshi Yamagiwa, Shuji Terai
Spontaneous tumor regression is an extremely rare phenomenon in the oncology field. However, there are several case reports resulted in the regression of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and the accumulation of clinical information and analyses of the mechanism can contribute to the development of a novel therapy. For this purpose, we have carefully reviewed 23 cases of spontaneously regressed HCC published in recent 5 years and our case. The information regarding the tumor size, tumor marker, treatments, etc...
June 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637046/the-preoperative-composite-physiologic-index-may-predict-mortality-in-lung-cancer-patients-with-combined-pulmonary-fibrosis-and-emphysema
#18
Fumika Ueno, Yoshiaki Kitaguchi, Takayuki Shiina, Shiho Asaka, Kentaro Miura, Masanori Yasuo, Yosuke Wada, Akihiko Yoshizawa, Masayuki Hanaoka
BACKGROUND: It remains unclear whether the preoperative pulmonary function parameters and prognostic indices that are indicative of nutritional and immunological status are associated with prognosis in lung cancer patients with combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema (CPFE) who have undergone surgery. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to identify prognostic determinants in these patients. METHODS: The medical records of all patients with lung cancer associated with CPFE who had undergone surgery at Shinshu University Hospital were retrospectively reviewed to obtain clinical data, including the results of preoperative pulmonary function tests and laboratory examinations, chest high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT), and survival...
June 22, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636960/mechanisms-and-therapeutic-relevance-of-neuro-immune-communication
#19
REVIEW
Sangeeta S Chavan, Valentin A Pavlov, Kevin J Tracey
Active research at the frontiers of immunology and neuroscience has identified multiple points of interaction and communication between the immune system and the nervous system. Immune cell activation stimulates neuronal circuits that regulate innate and adaptive immunity. Molecular mechanistic insights into the inflammatory reflex and other neuro-immune interactions have greatly advanced our understanding of immunity and identified new therapeutic possibilities in inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. Recent successful clinical trials using bioelectronic devices that modulate the inflammatory reflex to significantly ameliorate rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease provide a path for using electrons as a therapeutic modality for targeting molecular mechanisms of immunity...
June 20, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636882/foxn1-italian-founder-mutation-in-indian-family-implications-in-prenatal-diagnosis
#20
Akella Radha Rama Devi, Nagesh Narayan Panday, Shaik Mohammad Naushad
The Forkhead box N1 (FOXN1) is a transcriptional factor regulating the development, differentiation and function of thymic epithelial cells; maintaining T-lineage progenitors in bone marrow; promoting terminal differentiation of epithelial cells of hair follicles. Mutation in FOXN1 was reported to cause a rare disorder characterized by rudimentary thymus gland, T-cell immunodeficiency, congenital alopecia and nail dystrophy within an Italian community. This is the first report of FOXN1 p.R255X mutation from India, outside this endogamous Italian community...
June 18, 2017: Gene
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