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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320470/methimazole-associated-eosinophilic-pleural-effusion-a-case-report
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Pedro Gaspar-da-Costa, Filipa Duarte Silva, Júlia Henriques, Sónia do Vale, Sandra Braz, João Meneses Santos, Rui M M Victorino
BACKGROUND: Adverse reactions associated to anti-thyroid drugs include fever, rash, arthralgia, agranulocytosis and hepatitis that are thought to be hypersensitivity reactions. Five cases of pleural effusion associated to thionamides have also been reported, two with propylthiouracil and three with carbimazole. CASE PRESENTATION: We report here a case of a 75-year-old man admitted because of unilateral pleural effusion. The patient had a recent diagnosis of hyperthyroidism and 6 days after starting methimazole complained of pleuritic chest pain...
March 21, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300644/the-connective-tissue-phenotype-of-glaucomatous-cupping-in-the-monkey-eye-clinical-and-research-implications
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REVIEW
Hongli Yang, Juan Reynaud, Howard Lockwood, Galen Williams, Christy Hardin, Luke Reyes, Cheri Stowell, Stuart K Gardiner, Claude F Burgoyne
In a series of previous publications we have proposed a framework for conceptualizing the optic nerve head (ONH) as a biomechanical structure. That framework proposes important roles for intraocular pressure (IOP), IOP-related stress and strain, cerebrospinal fluid pressure (CSFp), systemic and ocular determinants of blood flow, inflammation, auto-immunity, genetics, and other non-IOP related risk factors in the physiology of ONH aging and the pathophysiology of glaucomatous damage to the ONH. The present report summarizes 20 years of technique development and study results pertinent to the characterization of ONH connective tissue deformation and remodeling in the unilateral monkey experimental glaucoma (EG) model...
March 12, 2017: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295190/phase-i-study-of-cord-blood-derived-natural-killer-cells-combined-with-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-in-multiple-myeloma
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Nina Shah, Li Li, Jessica McCarty, Indreshpal Kaur, Eric Yvon, Hila Shaim, Muharrem Muftuoglu, Enli Liu, Robert Z Orlowski, Laurence Cooper, Dean Lee, Simrit Parmar, Kai Cao, Catherine Sobieiski, Rima Saliba, Chitra Hosing, Sairah Ahmed, Yago Nieto, Qaiser Bashir, Krina Patel, Catherine Bollard, Muzaffar Qazilabsh, Richard Champlin, Katy Rezvani, Elizabeth J Shpall
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a disease with known immune dysregulation. Natural killer (NK) cells have shown preclinical activity in MM. We conducted a first-in-human study of umbilical cord blood-derived (CB) NK cells for MM patients undergoing high dose chemotherapy and autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (auto-HCT). Patients received lenalidomide (10 mg) on days -8 to -2, melphalan 200 mg/m(2) on day -7, CB-NK cells on day -5 and auto-HCT on day 0. Twelve patients were enrolled, three on each of four CB-NK cell dose levels: 5 × 10(6) , 1 × 10(7) , 5 × 10(7) and 1 × 10(8) CB-NK cells/kg...
March 14, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293081/autoantibody-profiles-in-autoimmune-hepatitis-and-chronic-hepatitis-c-identifies-similarities-in-patients-with-severe-disease
#4
Kawa Amin, Aram H Rasool, Ali Hattem, Taha Am Al-Karboly, Taher E Taher, Jonas Bystrom
AIM: To determine how the auto-antibodies (Abs) profiles overlap in chronic hepatitis C infection (CHC) and autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) and correlate to liver disease. METHODS: Levels of antinuclear Ab, smooth muscle antibody (SMA) and liver/kidney microsomal-1 (LKM-1) Ab and markers of liver damage were determined in the sera of 50 patients with CHC infection, 20 AIH patients and 20 healthy controls using enzyme linked immunosorbent assay and other immune assays...
February 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289923/tocilizumab-reverses-cerebral-vasculopathy-in-a-patient-with-homozygous-samhd1-mutation
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REVIEW
Michael Henrickson, Heng Wang
An auto-inflammatory syndrome consequent to SAMHD1 mutations involves cerebral vasculopathy characterized by multifocal stenosis and aneurysms within large arteries, moyamoya, chronic ischemia, and early-onset strokes (SAMS). While this condition involves the innate immune system, additional clinical features mimic systemic lupus erythematosus. Mutations in this gene can also cause a subset of the rare genetic condition Aicardi-Goutières syndrome. To date, no established therapy successfully prevents disease progression...
March 13, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288719/marginal-zone-lymphoma-associated-autoimmunity-and-auto-immune-disorders
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REVIEW
Larissa Sena Teixeira Mendes, Andrew Wotherspoon
Large epidemiological studies have shown a consistent increased risk for developing lymphoma in the setting of autoimmune disorders (AID). It is known that this link appears to be stronger for some AID and certain non-Hodgkin lymphoma subtypes e.g. Sjögren's syndrome and extra-nodal marginal zone lymphoma of the salivary gland, and thyroid MALT lymphoma in a background of Hashimoto's thyroiditis. B and T-cell hyperactivity due to chronic antigenic stimulation and the consequent presence of acquired lymphoid tissue seems to play a key role in the pathogenesis of AI-related lymphomas...
March 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287595/bioluminescence-and-near-infrared-imaging-of-optic-neuritis-and-brain-inflammation-in-the-eae-model-of-multiple-sclerosis-in-mice
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Katja Schmitz, Irmgard Tegeder
Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) in SJL/J mice is a model for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). Clinical EAE scores describing motor function deficits are basic readouts of the immune-mediated inflammation of the spinal cord. However, scores and body weight do not allow for an in vivo assessment of brain inflammation and optic neuritis. The latter is an early and frequent manifestation in about 2/3 of MS patients. Here, we show methods for bioluminescence and near-infrared live imaging to assess EAE evoked optic neuritis, brain inflammation, and blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption in living mice using an in vivo imaging system...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286571/we-are-not-alone-a-case-for-the-human-microbiome-in-extra-intestinal-diseases
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EDITORIAL
S Shivaji
BACKGROUND: "Dysbiosis" in the gut microbiome has been implicated in auto-immune diseases, in inflammatory diseases, in some cancers and mental disorders. The challenge is to unravel the cellular and molecular basis of dysbiosis so as to understand the disease manifestation. MAIN BODY: Next generation sequencing and genome enabled technologies have led to the establishment of the composition of gut microbiomes and established that "dysbiosis" is the cause of several diseases...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286106/regulatory-immune-cells-and-functions-in-autoimmunity-and-transplantation-immunology
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REVIEW
Gabor Papp, Peter Boros, Britt Nakken, Peter Szodoray, Margit Zeher
In physiological circumstances, various tolerogenic mechanisms support the protection of self-structures during immune responses. However, quantitative and/or qualitative changes in regulatory immune cells and mediators can evoke auto-reactive immune responses, and upon susceptible genetic background, along with the presence of other concomitant etiological factors, autoimmune disease may develop. In transplant immunology, tolerogenic mechanisms are also critical, since the balance between of alloantigen-reactive effector cells and the regulatory immune cells will ultimately determine whether a graft is accepted or rejected...
March 7, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285701/autoimmune-paraneoplastic-syndromes-associated-to-lung-cancer-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature-part-2-hematologic-cutaneous-and-vascular-syndromes
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REVIEW
Stéphane Holbrechts, Julie Gorham, Spyridon Sideris, Anne-Pascale Meert, Valérie Durieux, Thierry Berghmans, Jean-Paul Sculier
The development of new immune treatment in oncology and particularly for lung cancer may induce new complications, particularly activation or reactivation of auto-immune diseases. In this context, a systematic review on the auto-immune paraneoplastic syndromes associated with lung cancer appears useful. This article is the second of a series of five and deals with hematologic, cutaneous and vascular syndromes.
April 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285700/autoimmune-paraneoplastic-syndromes-associated-to-lung-cancer-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature-part-3-neurological-paraneoplastic-syndromes-involving-the-central-nervous-system
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REVIEW
Georgiana Bentea, Claudine Sculier, Bogdan Grigoriu, Anne-Pascale Meert, Valérie Durieux, Thierry Berghmans, Jean-Paul Sculier
The development of new immune treatment in oncology and particularly for lung cancer may induce new complications, particularly activation or reactivation of auto-immune diseases. In this context, a systematic review on the auto-immune paraneoplastic syndromes that can complicate lung cancer appears useful. This article is the third of a series of five and deals mainly with neurological paraneoplastic syndromes involving the central nervous system.
April 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285683/autoimmune-paraneoplastic-syndromes-associated-to-lung-cancer-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#12
REVIEW
Valérie Durieux, Michelle Coureau, Anne-Pascale Meert, Thierry Berghmans, Jean-Paul Sculier
The development of new immune treatment in oncology and particularly for lung cancer may induce new complications, particularly activation or reactivation of auto-immune diseases. In this context, a systematic review on the auto-immune paraneoplastic syndromes associated with lung cancer appears useful. This article is the first of a series of five and deals with the methodology applied for the review and with renal and rheumatic syndromes.
April 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282804/ifnar1-expression-level-in-iranian-multiple-sclerosis-patients-treated-with-ifn-b
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Arezou Sayad, Mohsen Khakzad Kelarijani, Elham Sajjadi, Mohammad Taheri
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) as an auto-immune disease is an inflammatory, demyelinating disease of the central nervous system. Certain genes have shown to be involved in the initiation of MS but the specific role of some of them, e.g. IFNAR1 has not been identified in certain populations yet. OBJECTIVE: The IFNAR1 as a type I membrane protein shapes one of the two chains of a receptor for interferons alpha and beta. METHODS: To find out how IFNAR1 functions in the Iranian population, the researchers compared the expression level of this gene in relapsing-remitting MS (RR-MS) samples with normal individuals...
March 3, 2017: Human Antibodies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281686/auto-phosphorylation-represses-protein-kinase-r-activity
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Die Wang, Nicole A de Weerd, Belinda Willard, Galina Polekhina, Bryan R G Williams, Anthony J Sadler
The central role of protein kinases in controlling disease processes has spurred efforts to develop pharmaceutical regulators of their activity. A rational strategy to achieve this end is to determine intrinsic auto-regulatory processes, then selectively target these different states of kinases to repress their activation. Here we investigate auto-regulation of the innate immune effector protein kinase R, which phosphorylates the eukaryotic initiation factor 2α to inhibit global protein translation. We demonstrate that protein kinase R activity is controlled by auto-inhibition via an intra-molecular interaction...
March 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279790/peritoneal-bacterial-infection-repressed-the-expression-of-il17d-in-siberia-sturgeon-a-chondrostean-fish-in-the-early-immune-response
#15
Hua Zhu, Ruxing Song, Xiaowen Wang, Hongxia Hu, Zuobing Zhang
IL17s are pro-inflammatory cytokines that play important roles in host fighting against extracellular bacteria and auto-immune and allergic diseases. IL17D is believed to be the most ancient IL17 member and its functions are far from clarity. Although it has been found in invertebrates, jawless fish, teleosts, and tetrapods, it has not been described in chondrostean fish. Moreover, there are discrepancies concerning its expression pattern in these animals. In this study, we cloned and characterized the cDNA of il17d in Siberia sturgeon (Acipenser baerii), a chondrostean fish and commercially important species in aquaculture...
March 6, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277827/progress-and-prospects-for-the-use-and-the-understanding-of-the-mode-of-action-of-autologous-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-the-treatment-of-multiple-sclerosis
#16
Fredrika Collins, Majid Kazmi, Paolo A Muraro
A substantial proportion of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) do not respond to pharmacological treatments and no currently approved therapy has been convincingly demonstrated to prevent or stop disease progression. With MS widely believed to be an auto-immune disease, immunoablative therapy followed by autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (I/AHSCT) is being investigated as an alternative therapeutic option. Areas covered: With the results of phase III comparative trials only a few years away, this article reviews animal and clinical trials of I/AHSCT in the treatment of MS and discusses possible immunological mechanisms behind its action...
March 20, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276715/inflammation-in-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-cause-or-consequence
#17
Ana Raquel Rodrigues, Raquel Soares
Sjögren's syndrome (SS) is an autoimmune disease most commonly characterized by ocular and oral dryness. Despite the high prevalence of SS, generation and perpetuation of this disease is still unclear in many aspects. Inflammation, nonetheless, seems to play a central role in this pathology especially in the form of Th-1, Th-2 and Th-17 cytokines release within different aspects, concentrations and connections involved in the maintenance of the syndrome. Moreover, the chronically created pro-inflammatory environment appears to promote glandular atrophy and irreparable architectural modifications...
February 14, 2017: Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250051/systemic-autoimmunity-induced-by-the-tlr7-8-agonist-resiquimod-causes-myocarditis-and-dilated-cardiomyopathy-in-a-new-mouse-model-of-autoimmune-heart-disease
#18
Muneer G Hasham, Nicoleta Baxan, Daniel J Stuckey, Jane Branca, Bryant Perkins, Oliver Dent, Ted Duffy, Tolani S Hameed, Sarah E Stella, Mohammed Bellahcene, Michael D Schneider, Sian E Harding, Nadia Rosenthal, Susanne Sattler
Systemic autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) show significant heart involvement and cardiovascular morbidity, which can be due to systemically increased levels of inflammation or direct autoreactivity targeting cardiac tissue. Despite high clinical relevance, cardiac damage secondary to systemic autoimmunity lacks inducible rodent models. Here, we characterise immune-mediated cardiac tissue damage in a new model of SLE induced by topical application of the Toll-like receptor 7/8 (TLR7/8) agonist Resiquimod...
March 1, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246961/diverging-illness-perceptions-between-physicians-about-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-systemic-sclerosis-a-vignette-based-study
#19
Seher Arat, Philip Moons, Joris Vandenberghe, Jan L Lenaerts, Kurt de Vlam, René Westhovens
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and systemic sclerosis (SSc) are complex chronic auto-immune diseases characterized by multiple organ involvement, comorbidities, and complications. This complexity results in a need for a multidisciplinary management and treatment of SLE and SSc by physicians from a number of medical disciplines, all of who may have different perceptions concerning the condition of a particular patient. The aim of this study was to explore differences in physicians' perceptions on the illness of SLE and SSc patients...
February 28, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239073/effects-of-topical-application-of-betamethasone-on-imiquimod-induced-psoriasis-like-skin-inflammation-in-mice
#20
Hiroki Mori, Kojo Arita, Takayuki Yamaguchi, Midori Hirai, Yoichi Kurebayashi
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease mediated by dysregulated auto-reactive immune system. In this study, in order to confirm and further extend the pharmacological basis of topical steroids in psoriasis therapy, we investigated the effect of betamethasone ointment on imiquimod (IMQ)-induced skin inflammation in mice. In BALB/c mice, topical IMQ at the dose of 250 µg each on both sides of the ear induced marked psoriasis-like skin inflammation within 5 days. The same dose of IMQ produced only slight to moderate skin inflammation even on Day 7 in CB-17 scid mice...
September 9, 2016: Kobe Journal of Medical Sciences
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