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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209904/noninvasive-imaging-of-human-immune-responses-in-a-human-xenograft-model-of-graft-versus-host-disease
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Catharina H M J Van Elssen, Mohammad Rashidian, Vladimir Vrbanac, Kai W Wucherpfennig, Zeina El Habre, Jana Sticht, Christian Freund, Johanne Jacobsen, Juanjo Cragnolini, Jessica Ingram, Loes Plaisier, Eric Spierings, Andrew M Tager, Hidde Ploegh
The immune system plays a crucial role in many diseases. Activation or suppression of immunity is often related to clinical outcome. Methods to explore the dynamics of immune responses are important to elucidate their role in conditions characterized by inflammation, such as infectious disease, cancer or auto-immunity. Immuno-PET is a non-invasive method by which disease and immune cell infiltration can be explored simultaneously. Using radiolabeled antibodies or fragments derived from them, it is possible to image disease-specific antigens and immune cell subsets...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191667/metastatic-recurrence-of-17-years-relapse-free-melanoma-during-anti-tnfa-therapy
#2
Ioana Cosgarea, Andreas Körber, Dorothee Dill, Dirk Schadendorf, Selma Ugurel
Tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha (TNFa) is an innate cytokine involved in regulating inflammation, immunity, tumorigenesis, and apoptosis. TNFa inhibitors became a powerful tool in the treatment of auto-immune inflammatory diseases such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. Known side effects of TNFa inhibitors range from infections to malignancies [1]. We report a male patient who was in 1998 at age 36 diagnosed with amelanotic melanoma of the leg, Breslow thickness 11.0 mm, no ulceration...
February 13, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174236/merkel-cell-carcinomas-arising-in-autoimmune-disease-affected-patients-treated-with-biological-drugs-including-tnf
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John C Rotondo, Ilaria Bononi, Andrea Puozzo, Marcello Govoni, Valentina Foschi, Giovanni Lanza, Roberta Gafà, Antoine Touzè, Pauline Gaboriaud, Rita Selvatici, Fernanda Martini, Mauro Tognon
PURPOSE: The purpose of this investigation was to characterize Merkel cell carcinomas (MCC) arising in patients affected by auto-immune diseases, treated with biologic drugs. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Serum samples from MCC patients were analyzed for the presence and titer of antibodies against antigens of the oncogenic Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV). IgG antibodies against the viral oncoproteins Large T (LT) and small t (ST) antigens and the viral capsid protein 1 were analyzed by indirect E...
February 7, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170096/circulating-nk-cells-and-their-subsets-in-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease
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Md Samiul Hasan, Paul L Ryan, Lesley A Bergmeier, Farida Fortune
Behçet's Disease (BD) is an auto-inflammatory, chronic relapsing/remitting disease of unknown aetiology with both innate and acquired immune cells implicated in disease pathogenesis. Peripheral blood Natural Killer (NK) cells and their CD56(Dim) /CD56(Bright) subsets were surface phenotyped using CD27 and CD16 surface markers in 60 BD patients compared to 60 healthy controls (HCs). Functional potential was assessed by production of interferon (IFN)-γ, Granzyme B, Perforin and the expression of degranulation marker CD107a...
February 7, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168401/dyslipidemia-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Melinda Zsuzsanna Szabó, Peter Szodoray, Emese Kiss
Cardiovascular disease is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Accelerated atherosclerosis is related to traditional (age, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, obesity, smoking, and positive family history) and non-traditional, disease-related factors. Traditional risk factors are still more prominent in patients with lupus, as both hypertension and hypercholesterinemia were independently associated with premature atherosclerosis in several SLE cohorts...
February 7, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161150/mechanisms-of-action-of-intravenous-immunoglobulin
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REVIEW
Benjamin Chaigne, Luc Mouthon
Taking advantage of the "World Apheresis Association/Société Française d'Hémaphérèse" meeting held in Paris in April 2016, this article reviews the current knowledge on the mechanisms of action of intravenous immunoglobulins. Immunoglobulins are a plasma-derived drug, which have been initially used as a replacement therapy for patients with antibody deficiency. Since 1980 they have also been used for their anti-inflammatory and immunomodulating efficacy in auto-immune diseases. Herein, we review the requirements for their production and composition before giving a specific attention to their mechanisms of action including substitution and immunomodulation...
December 30, 2016: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149645/new-insights-into-hcv-related-rheumatologic-disorders-a-review
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REVIEW
Patrice Cacoub, Cloé Comarmond
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infected patients are known to be exposed to major liver complications i.e. cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. In addition, many extrahepatic manifestations including rheumatologic disorders have been reported in up to two-third of HCV infected patients. These manifestations include frank auto-immune and rheumatic diseases (such as arthralgia, myalgia, arthritis, sicca syndrome and vasculitis) which may dominate the course of infection. Until recently, the standard of care of HCV has been the use of interferon-alpha based regimens, which not only had limited effectiveness in HCV cure but were poorly tolerated...
March 2017: Journal of Advanced Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149102/magnetic-resonance-imaging-brain-findings-in-a-case-of-aquaporin-4-antibody-positive-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder-presenting-with-intractable-vomiting-and-hiccups
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Prerna Garg, Muthusubramanian Rajasekaran, Salil Pandey, Gnanashanmugam Gurusamy, Devanand Balalakshmoji, Rajakumar Rathinasamy
Neuromyelitisoptica (NMO) and multiple sclerosis (MS) were once considered to be differing manifestation of same auto immune disease, NMO predominantly involving the optic nerve and cord. Now with discovery of NMO antibody the concept has changed and a spectrum of disorders with lesions in brain has been identified. Occasionally, brain may be the first or the only site of involvement in these disorders hence it is essential to be aware of this spectrum. The brain lesions in NMO/NMOSD may be located in characteristic regions and present with symptoms mimicking non neurological disease...
January 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146301/simultaneous-determination-of-mycophenolic-acid-and-its-glucuronide-and-glycoside-derivatives-in-canine-and-feline-plasma-by-uhplc-uv
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Sol Maiam Rivera, Jeniffer E Slovak, Michael H Court, Nicolas F Villarino
Cats and dogs can suffer from multiple auto-immune diseases. Mycophenolic acid (MPA) is a potentially useful immunosuppressant drug in cats and dogs, because of its well-documented efficacy in controlling autoimmune disease in humans. However, the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in these species remains to be determined. We have developed and validated a sensitive, precise, accurate, and reproducible method that provides consistent quantification of MPA and its major derivatives, MPA phenol glucoside and MPA phenol glucuronide in canine and feline plasma using ultra-high-pressure liquid chromatography coupled to an ultraviolet detector...
February 1, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131494/immunomodulation-by-hyperimmunoglobulins-after-solid-organ-transplantation-beyond-prevention-of-viral-infection
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REVIEW
Rogier van Gent, Herold J Metselaar, Jaap Kwekkeboom
Hyperimmunoglobulins are pharmaceutical formulations of human IgG which contain high titers of antibodies against specific viruses. They have been successfully used in solid organ transplantation (SOT) to prevent Cytomegalovirus (CMV) and Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) infection. The introduction of effective and cheaper antiviral drugs has resulted in decreasing usage of hyperimmunoglobulins in SOT. However, it may still be attractive to combine antiviral drug therapy with hyperimmunoglobulins after SOT, as there is some evidence that hyperimmunoglobulins, similar to high doses of intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIgs), might exert anti-inflammatory activity and thereby prevent immunological graft damage and improve graft and patient survival...
January 19, 2017: Transplantation Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129677/monogenic-auto-in%C3%AF-ammatory-syndromes-a-review-of-the-literature
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Gholamreza Azizi, Shahin Khadem Azarian, Sepideh Nazeri, Ali Mosayebian, Saleh Ghiasy, Ghazal Sadri, Ali Mohebi, Nikoo Hossein Khan Nazer, Sanaz Afraei, Abbas Mirshafiey
Auto-inflammatory syndromes are a new group of distinct hereditable disorders characterized by episodes of seemingly unprovoked inflammation (most commonly in skin, joints, gut, and eye), the absence of a high titer of auto-antibodies or auto-reactive T cells, and an inborn error of innate immunity. A narrative literature review was carried out of studies related to auto-inflammatory syndromes to discuss the pathogenesis and clinical manifestation of these syndromes. This review showed that the main monogenic auto-inflammatory syndromes are familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), mevalonate kinase deficiency (MKD), Blau syndrome, TNF receptor-associated periodic syndrome (TRAPS), cryopyrin-associated periodic syndrome (CAPS), and pyogenic arthritis with pyoderma gangrenosum and acne (PAPA)...
December 2016: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110869/benzenesulphonamide-inhibitors-of-the-cytolytic-protein-perforin
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Julie A Spicer, Christian K Miller, Patrick D O'Connor, Jiney Jose, Kristiina M Huttunen, Jagdish K Jaiswal, William A Denny, Hedieh Akhlaghi, Kylie A Browne, Joseph A Trapani
The pore-forming protein perforin is a key component of mammalian cell-mediated immunity and essential to the pathway that allows elimination of virus-infected and transformed cells. Perforin activity has also been implicated in certain auto-immune conditions and therapy-induced conditions such as allograft rejection and graft versus host disease. An inhibitor of perforin activity could be used as a highly specific immunosuppressive treatment for these conditions, with reduced side-effects compared to currently accepted therapies...
February 15, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108987/activation-of-sirt1-by-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-exerts-a-therapeutic-effect-on-hepatic-injury-and-inflammation
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Caroline Steinmetz, Anubha Kashyap, Nataliya Zhivkova, Henry Alizor, Isabell Ernst, Daniela Gottfried-Brand, Henning Janssen, Andreas Teufel, Henning Schulze-Bergkamen, Johannes Lotz, Jürgen Kuball, Matthias Theobald, Michael Heise, Hauke Lang, Peter R Galle, Dennis Strand, Susanne Strand
: The incidence and prevalence of inflammatory liver diseases has increased over the last years but therapeutic options are limited. Pregnancy induces a state of immune tolerance, which can result in spontaneous improvement of clinical symptoms of certain autoimmune diseases including autoimmune hepatitis (AIH). We investigated the immune suppressive mechanisms of the human pregnancy hormone chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in the liver. HCG signaling activates SIRT1, which deacetylates FOXO3a, leading to repression of pro-apoptotic gene expression...
January 21, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092909/immune-mediated-neuropathies-following-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-for-multiple-myeloma-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Ghulam Rehman Mohyuddin, Jacqueline Uy, Honhar Medhavi, Muhammad Salman Faisal, Muzaffar H Qazilbash
Neuropathy is a common finding in patients with multiple myeloma. Several different factors can cause neuropathy in these patients, such as the underlying disease itself, medications used for treatment, or immune-mediated processes. Immune-mediated neuropathies (IMN) consist of a heterogeneous spectrum of peripheral nerve disorders. Although IMN is associated with several hematological disorders, it remains a very rare complication of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT). We describe our experiences of 3 patients with multiple myeloma who experienced IMN following autologous HCT (auto-HCT)...
January 17, 2017: Acta Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090274/the-role-of-m2000-as-an-anti-inflammatory-agent-in-toll-like-receptor-2-microrna-155-pathway
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Fatemeh Pourgholi, Mahsa Hajivalili, Rasoul Razavi, Shadi Esmaeili, Behzad Baradaran, Ali Akbar Movasaghpour, Sanam Sadreddini, Hamidreza Goodarzynejad, Abbas Mirshafiey, Mehdi Yousefi
BACKGROUND: M2000 is a newly designed and safe Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID). The aim of this study was to assess the effects of M2000 on expression levels of Suppressor of Cytokine Signaling-1 (SOCS-1) and Src Homology-2 domain-containing inositol-5'-phosphatase 1 (SHIP1) proteins via Toll-Like Receptor (TLR) 2/microRNA-155 pathway. METHODS: HEK293 TLR2 cell line and Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells (PBMCs) were treated by different concentrations of M2000 in MTT assay...
January 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088516/structural-study-of-the-effects-of-mutations-in-proteins-to-identify-the-molecular-basis-of-the-loss-of-local-structural-fluidity-leading-to-the-onset-of-autoimmune-diseases
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Ananya Ali, Semanti Ghosh, Angshuman Bagchi
Protein-Protein Interactions (PPIs) are crucial in most of the biological processes and PPI dysfunctions are known to be associated with the onsets of various diseases. One of such diseases is the auto-immune disease. Auto-immune diseases are one among the less studied group of diseases with very high mortality rates. Thus, we tried to correlate the appearances of mutations with their probable biochemical basis of the molecular mechanisms leading to the onset of the disease phenotypes. We compared the effects of the Single Amino Acid Variants (SAVs) in the wild type and mutated proteins to identify any structural deformities that might lead to altered PPIs leading ultimately to disease onset...
January 11, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078386/early-differences-in-islets-from-prediabetic-nod-mice-combined-microarray-and-proteomic-analysis
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Inne Crèvecoeur, Valborg Gudmundsdottir, Saurabh Vig, Fernanda Marques Câmara Sodré, Wannes D'Hertog, Ana Carolina Fierro, Leentje Van Lommel, Conny Gysemans, Kathleen Marchal, Etienne Waelkens, Frans Schuit, Søren Brunak, Lut Overbergh, Chantal Mathieu
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Type 1 diabetes is an endocrine disease where a long preclinical phase, characterised by immune cell infiltration in the islets of Langerhans, precedes elevated blood glucose levels and disease onset. Although several studies have investigated the role of the immune system in this process of insulitis, the importance of the beta cells themselves in the initiation of type 1 diabetes is less well understood. The aim of this study was to investigate intrinsic differences present in the islets from diabetes-prone NOD mice before the onset of insulitis...
March 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077651/bromodomain-containing-4-brd4-couples-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-rela-with-airway-inflammation-and-the-irf-rig-i-amplification-loop-in-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection
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Bing Tian, Jun Yang, Yingxin Zhao, Teodora Ivanciuc, Hong Sun, Roberto P Garofalo, Allan R Brasier
: The airway mucosa expresses protective interferon (IFN) and inflammatory cytokines in response to Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) infection. In this study, we examine the role of bromodomain containing 4 (BRD4) in mediating this innate immune response in human small airway epithelial cells. We observe that RSV induces BRD4 to complex with NFκB/RelA. BRD4 is functionally required for expression of the NFκB-dependent inflammatory gene regulatory network (GRN), including the IFN Response Factor (IRFs)-1 and -7 that mediate a cross-talk pathway for RIG-I upregulation...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070877/idiopathic-retroperitoneal-fibrosis-and-its-overlap-with-igg4-related-disease
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REVIEW
Giovanni Maria Rossi, Rossana Rocco, Eugenia Accorsi Buttini, Chiara Marvisi, Augusto Vaglio
Retroperitoneal fibrosis (RPF) is a rare disease characterised by fibrous tissue proliferation in the retroperitoneum, with encasement of the ureters and large vessels of the abdomen as the most destructive of potentially severe complications. It can either be idiopathic, or secondary to infections, malignancies, or the use of certain drugs. The idiopathic form accounts for approximately 75% of the cases, and is usually responsive to immunosuppressive therapy. In recent years, the emergence of a new clinical entity, IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD), shed light on many fibro-inflammatory disorders once thought to be separate clinical entities, although frequently associated in the so-called multifocal fibrosclerosis...
January 9, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063224/current-status-and-prospective-regarding-the-therapeutic-potential-of-natural-autoantibodies-in-cancer-therapy
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REVIEW
Salimeh Ebrahimnezhad, MirHadi Jazayeri, Seyed Mahdi Hassanian, Amir Avan
The presence of natural auto-antibodies (NAbs) in normal range/activity in healthy individuals is essential for body to maintain hemostasis, which are directed to self and altered self-components, while abnormal activity of this system can be associated with several health related diseases. It has been shown that NAbs regulate immune system, and can be changed during the individual's life. In other word, the level and pattern of Nabs is among the main factors to define the state of the body, suggesting their prognostic values as markers of immune system impairment such as autoimmunity and cancer...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
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