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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448963/paradoxical-aging-in-hiv-immune-senescence-of-b-cells-is-most-prominent-in-young-age
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Stefano Rinaldi, Suresh Pallikkuth, Varghese K George, Lesley R de Armas, Rajendra Pahwa, Celeste M Sanchez, Maria Fernanda Pallin, Li Pan, Nicola Cotugno, Gordon Dickinson, Allan Rodriguez, Margaret Fischl, Maria Alcaide, Louis Gonzalez, Paolo Palma, Savita Pahwa
Combination antiretroviral therapies (cART)can lead to normal life expectancy in HIV-infected persons, and people aged >50 yrs represent the fastest growing HIV group. Although HIV and aging are independently associated with impaired humoral immunity, immune status in people aging with HIV is relatively unexplored. In this study influenza vaccination was used to probe age associated perturbations in the B cell compartment of HIV-negative "healthy controls" (HC) and virologically controlled HIV-infected participants on cART (HIV) (n=124), grouped by age as young (<40 yrs), middle-aged (40-59yrs) or old (>60 yrs)...
April 27, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414179/alteration-of-b-cell-subsets-and-the-receptor-for-b-cell-activating-factor-baff-in-paediatric-patients-with-type-1-diabetes
#2
Zuzana Parackova, Adam Klocperk, Michal Rataj, Jana Kayserova, Irena Zentsova, Zdenek Sumnik, Stanislava Kolouskova, Jana Sklenarova, Stepanka Pruhova, Barbora Obermannova, Lenka Petruzelkova, Jan Lebl, Tomas Kalina, Anna Sediva
BACKGROUND: Lately, mounting evidence has shown that B cells play an important role in the pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes (T1D). Here, we present alterations in B cell subsets including BAFF receptor (BAFFR) expression in cohorts of patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and their relatives. PATIENTS AND METHODS: B cells were studied in 438 patients with T1D (158 at disease onset and 280 with long-term disease), 136 first-degree relatives and 53 healthy controls. The B cell panel included transitional, naïve, MZ-like, switched memory B cells and plasmablasts...
April 13, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405610/btk-specific-inhibition-blocks-pathogenic-plasma-cell-signatures-and-myeloid-cell-associated-damage-in-ifn%C3%AE-driven-lupus-nephritis
#3
Arna Katewa, Yugang Wang, Jason A Hackney, Tao Huang, Eric Suto, Nandhini Ramamoorthi, Cary D Austin, Meire Bremer, Jacob Zhi Chen, James J Crawford, Kevin S Currie, Peter Blomgren, Jason DeVoss, Julie A DiPaolo, Jonathan Hau, Adam Johnson, Justin Lesch, Laura E DeForge, Zhonghua Lin, Marya Liimatta, Joseph W Lubach, Sami McVay, Zora Modrusan, Allen Nguyen, Chungkee Poon, Jianyong Wang, Lichuan Liu, Wyne P Lee, Harvey Wong, Wendy B Young, Michael J Townsend, Karin Reif
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is often associated with exaggerated B cell activation promoting plasma cell generation, immune-complex deposition in the kidney, renal infiltration of myeloid cells, and glomerular nephritis. Type-I IFNs amplify these autoimmune processes and promote severe disease. Bruton's tyrosine kinase (Btk) inhibitors are considered novel therapies for SLE. We describe the characterization of a highly selective reversible Btk inhibitor, G-744. G-744 is efficacious, and superior to blocking BAFF and Syk, in ameliorating severe lupus nephritis in both spontaneous and IFNα-accelerated lupus in NZB/W_F1 mice in therapeutic regimens...
April 6, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405083/plasmablastic-plasmacytoma-of-the-breast
#4
Don K Le, David Metter, John R Krause
Breast plasmacytomas are extremely rare entities that can be seen as primary malignant neoplasms in the absence of bone involvement or as secondary neoplasms from disseminated multiple myeloma. Clinicians should be aware of this entity, as it may mimic benign and malignant lesions in the breast. Microscopically, immature plasmacytomas may mimic other neoplasms, so caution should be made on histological examination to ensure the correct diagnosis and corresponding therapy. Here we present a case of a plasmablastic plasmacytoma of the breast in a 55-year-old woman that was originally thought to be an angiosarcoma...
April 2017: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395104/hhv8-kshv-positive-lymphoproliferative-disorders-and-the-spectrum-of-plasmablastic-and-plasma-cell-neoplasms-2015-sh-eahp-workshop-report-part-3
#5
Amy Chadburn, Jonathan Said, Dita Gratzinger, John K C Chan, Daphne de Jong, Elaine S Jaffe, Yasodha Natkunam, John R Goodlad
Objectives: The 2015 Workshop of the Society for Hematopathology/European Association for Haematopathology aimed to review immunodeficiency-related lymphoproliferative disorders with plasmablastic and plasma cell differentiation. Methods: The workshop panel reviewed human herpes virus 8 (HHV8)/Kaposi sarcoma herpesvirus (KSHV)-associated lesions and other lesions exhibiting plasma cell differentiation, including plasmablastic proliferations with features of myeloma/plasmacytoma, plasmablastic neoplasms presenting in extranodal sites and effusion-based lymphomas, and rendered a consensus diagnosis...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379189/the-role-of-c-myc-in-b-cell-lymphomas-diagnostic-and-molecular-aspects
#6
REVIEW
Lynh Nguyen, Peter Papenhausen, Haipeng Shao
c-MYC is one of the most essential transcriptional factors, regulating a diverse array of cellular functions, including proliferation, growth, and apoptosis. Dysregulation of c-MYC is essential in the pathogenesis of a number of B-cell lymphomas, but is rarely reported in T-cell lymphomas. c-MYC dysregulation induces lymphomagenesis by loss of the tight control of c-MYC expression, leading to overexpression of intact c-MYC protein, in contrast to the somatic mutations or fusion proteins seen in many other oncogenes...
April 5, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373876/il-21-receptor-antagonist-inhibits-differentiation-of-b-cells-toward-plasmablasts-upon-alloantigen-stimulation
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Kitty de Leur, Frank J M F Dor, Marjolein Dieterich, Luc J W van der Laan, Rudi W Hendriks, Carla C Baan
Interaction between T follicular helper (Tfh) cells and B cells is complex and involves various pathways, including the production of IL-21 by the Tfh cells. Secretion of IL-21 results in B cell differentiation toward immunoglobulin-producing plasmablasts. In patients after kidney transplantation, the formation of alloantibodies produced by donor antigen-activated B cells are a major cause of organ failure. In this allogeneic response, the role of IL-21-producing Tfh cells that regulate B cell differentiation is unknown...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371836/differential-effects-of-biological-dmards-on-peripheral-immune-cell-phenotypes-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Shingo Nakayamada, Satoshi Kubo, Maiko Yoshikawa, Yusuke Miyazaki, Naoki Yunoue, Shigeru Iwata, Ippei Miyagawa, Shintaro Hirata, Kazuhisa Nakano, Kazuyoshi Saito, Yoshiya Tanaka
Objective.: The aim of this study was to assess the therapeutic effects of biological DMARDs (bDMARDs) on the diversity of immune cell phenotypes in peripheral blood of patients with RA. Methods.: Peripheral immune cell phenotypes were determined in 108 RA patients who were non-responsive to conventional DMARDs and 33 healthy control subjects by eight-colour flow cytometry. We also examined the correlation between the phenotypes and clinical findings and assessed the effects of 24-week treatment with bDMARDs...
March 27, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368375/multiple-myeloma-patients-in-long-term-complete-response-after-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-express-a-particular-immune-signature-with-potential-prognostic-implication
#9
A Arteche-López, A Kreutzman, A Alegre, P Sanz Martín, B Aguado, M González-Pardo, M Espiño, L M Villar, D García Belmonte, R de la Cámara, C Muñoz-Calleja
The proportion of multiple myeloma patients in long-term complete response (LTCR-MM) for more than 6 years after autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) is small. To evaluate whether this LTCR is associated with a particular immune signature, peripheral blood samples from 13 LTCR-MM after ASCT and healthy blood donors (HBD) were analysed. Subpopulations of T-cells (naïve, effector, central memory and regulatory), B-cells (naïve, marginal zone-like, class-switched memory, transitional and plasmablasts) and NK-cells expressing inhibitory and activating receptors were quantified by multiparametric flow cytometry (MFC)...
April 3, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352656/trafficking-receptor-signatures-define-blood-plasmablasts-responding-to-tissue-specific-immune-challenge
#10
Yekyung Seong, Nicole H Lazarus, Lusijah Sutherland, Aida Habtezion, Tzvia Abramson, Xiao-Song He, Harry B Greenberg, Eugene C Butcher
Antibody-secreting cells are generated in regional lymphoid tissues and traffic as plasmablasts (PBs) via lymph and blood to target sites for local immunity. We used multiparameter flow cytometry to define PB trafficking programs (TPs, combinations of adhesion molecules and chemoattractant receptors) and their imprinting in patients in response to localized infection or immune insults. TPs enriched after infection or autoimmune inflammation of mucosae correlate with sites of immune response or symptoms, with different TPs imprinted during small intestinal, colon, throat, and upper respiratory immune challenge...
March 23, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351978/mouse-model-of-epstein-barr-virus-lmp1-and-lmp2a-driven-germinal-center-b-cell-lymphoproliferative-disease
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Takeharu Minamitani, Yijie Ma, Hufeng Zhou, Hiroshi Kida, Chao-Yuan Tsai, Masanori Obana, Daisuke Okuzaki, Yasushi Fujio, Atsushi Kumanogoh, Bo Zhao, Hitoshi Kikutani, Elliott Kieff, Benjamin E Gewurz, Teruhito Yasui
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a major cause of immunosuppression-related B-cell lymphomas and Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). In these malignancies, EBV latent membrane protein 1 (LMP1) and LMP2A provide infected B cells with surrogate CD40 and B-cell receptor growth and survival signals. To gain insights into their synergistic in vivo roles in germinal center (GC) B cells, from which most EBV-driven lymphomas arise, we generated a mouse model with conditional GC B-cell LMP1 and LMP2A coexpression. LMP1 and LMP2A had limited effects in immunocompetent mice...
March 28, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351573/head-and-neck-lymphomas-a-20-year-review-in-an-oral-pathology-unit-johannesburg-south-africa-a-country-with-the-highest-global-incidence-of-hiv-aids
#12
Nasreen Alli, Shabnum Meer
OBJECTIVES: Non-Hodgkin lymphoma occurs with increasing frequency in HIV/AIDS. As South Africa has the highest incidence of HIV/AIDS worldwide, an epidemiologic study of this nature provides insight into head and neck lymphomas in a defined South African population. This retrospective review evaluated frequency and clinico-pathologic characteristics of patients diagnosed with head and neck lymphoma at the Oral Pathology Department, University of Witwatersrand between 1993 and 2012. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Histopathology reports of patients with head and neck lymphomas (n=504) were reviewed...
April 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349125/application-of-operational-tolerance-signatures-are-limited-by-variability-and-type-of-immunosuppression-in-renal-transplant-recipients-a-cross-sectional-study
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Matthew J Bottomley, Mian Chen, Sue Fuggle, Paul N Harden, Kathryn J Wood
BACKGROUND: Renal transplant recipients (RTR) frequently develop complications relating to chronic immunosuppression. Identifying RTR who could safely reduce immunosuppression is therefore highly desirable. We hypothesized that "signatures" described in RTR who have stopped immunosuppression but maintained stable graft function ("operational tolerance") may enable identification of immunosuppressed RTR who are candidates for immunosuppression minimization. However, the effect of immunosuppression itself on these signatures and circulating B-cell populations is currently unknown...
January 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340598/myelin-specific-multiple-sclerosis-antibodies-cause-complement-dependent-oligodendrocyte-loss-and-demyelination
#14
Yiting Liu, Katherine S Given, Danielle E Harlow, Adeline M Matschulat, Wendy B Macklin, Jeffrey L Bennett, Gregory P Owens
Intrathecal immunoglobulin G (IgG) synthesis, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) oligoclonal IgG bands and lesional IgG deposition are seminal features of multiple sclerosis (MS) disease pathology. Both the specific targets and pathogenic effects of MS antibodies remain poorly characterized. We produced IgG1 monoclonal recombinant antibodies (rAbs) from clonally-expanded plasmablasts recovered from MS patient CSF. Among these were a subset of myelin-specific MS rAbs. We examined their immunoreactivity to mouse organotypic cerebellar slices by live binding and evaluated tissue injury in the presence and absence of human complement...
March 24, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325354/solitary-plasmacytoma-associated-with-epstein-barr-virus-a-clinicopathologic-cytogenetic-study-and-literature-review
#15
Jiaqi Yan, Jianchao Wang, Wenyan Zhang, Min Chen, Jie Chen, Weiping Liu
Solitary plasmacytoma (SP) is an uncommon, indolent tumor of plasma cell neoplasms that presents as a mass lesion in extramedullary sites. Evidence of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection is frequently associated with various lymphatic and hematopoietic malignancies but is relatively rare in SP. Moreover, it is essential to distinguish EBV-positive plasmacytoma from plasmablastic lymphoma. In this study, we found 4 EBV-encoded RNA (EBER)-positive patients among 46 consecutive immunocompetent patients of SP and compared the clinicopathologic features of these patients with those of the EBER-negative cohort...
April 2017: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320756/do-memory-b-cells-form-secondary-germinal-centers-it-depends
#16
Kathryn A Pape, Marc K Jenkins
The memory B-cell pool in an immune individual is more heterogeneous than previously recognized. The different types of memory B cells likely play distinct roles in tuning the secondary immune response because they differ in their potential to generate plasmablasts, which secrete antibodies, or germinal center (GC) cells, which generate new and higher affinity memory cells. We propose that the production of plasmablasts or GC cells by a memory B cell is controlled by its state of differentiation and the amount and affinity of antigen-specific antibodies present in the individual in which it resides...
March 20, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320703/case-of-lymphadenopathy-with-lytic-bone-lesions
#17
Siddhesh Arun Kalantri, Uttam Kumar Nath, Debasis Banerjee, Maitreyee Bhattacharyya
Plasmablastic lymphoma, a rare highly aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma subtype, often associated with HIV infection, is a close differential diagnosis of plasmablastic myeloma. The 2 conditions may be morphologically and immunophenotypically identical. However, differentiating between the 2 conditions is critical for adequate patient management. Herein, we describe an unusual case of plasmablastic myeloma with biclonal gammopathy which was initially diagnosed as plasmablastic lymphoma based on lymph node biopsy and immunohistochemistry (IHC) results...
March 20, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320457/mediastinal-syndrome-from-plasmablastic-lymphoma-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-and-human-herpes-virus-8-negative-patient-with-polycythemia-vera-a-case-report
#18
Massimo Cajozzo, Vincenzo Davide Palumbo, Salvatore Buscemi, Giuseppe Damiano, Ada Maria Florena, Daniela Cabibi, Francesco Raffaele, Antonino Alessio Anzalone, Federica Fatica, Gerlando Cocchiara, Salvatore Dioguardi, Antonio Bruno, Francesco Paolo Caronia, Attilio Ignazio Lo Monte
BACKGROUND: Plasmoblastic lymphoma is a rare and aggressive subtype of diffuse large B cell lymphoma, which occurs usually in the jaw of immunocompromised subjects. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe the occurrence of plasmoblastic lymphoma in the mediastinum and chest wall skin of an human immunodeficiency virus-negative 63-year-old Caucasian man who had had polycytemia vera 7 years before. At admission, the patient showed a superior vena cava syndrome, with persistent dyspnoea, cough, and distension of the jugular veins...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319486/igg4-related-disease
#19
Emanuele Bozzalla Cassione, John H Stone
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Remarkable insights have been gleaned recently with regard to the pathophysiology of IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD). These findings have direct implications for the development of targeted strategies for the treatment of this condition. RECENT FINDINGS: Oligoclonal expansions of cells of both the B and T lymphocyte lineages are present in the blood of patients with IgG4-RD. Oligoclonal expansions of plasmablasts are a good biomarker for disease activity...
May 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299186/recent-advances-in-understanding-and-managing-igg4-related-disease
#20
REVIEW
Anna R Wolfson, Daniel L Hamilos
IgG4-related disease was only recently discovered, so its description, management, and new discoveries related to its etiology are rapidly evolving. Because IgG4 itself is a unique antibody which is intimately related to the diagnosis of the disease, the role of plasmablasts in the pathophysiology remains an active area of discussion. Recent studies have uncovered a possible role for CD4-positive cytotoxic T lymphocytes, T follicular helper cells, and M2 macrophages. The clinical presentation is variable and can be vague, as this disease affects many organs and new presentations are continuing to be described...
2017: F1000Research
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