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Debasis Gochhait, Pranab Dey, Neelam Verma
BACKGROUND: Multiple myeloma or plasmacytoma resulting in malignant effusion is rarely described in literature. AIMS: In this paper, we have studied the seven rare cases of plasma cell infiltration in effusion fluid. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We studied six cases of pleural fluid and one case of ascetic fluid. Detailed cytological features, clinical history, bone marrow examinations, serum electrophoresis, and immunofixation data were analyzed...
July 2016: Journal of Cytology
Clémentine Sarkozy, Sophie Kaltenbach, Pierre Faurie, Danielle Canioni, Françoise Berger, Alexandra Traverse-Glehen, Hervé Ghesquieres, Gilles Salles, Emmanuel Bachy, Marie-Alexandra Alyanakian, Olivier Hermine, Bénédicte Neven, Elizabeth Macintyre, Serge Romana, Thierry Jo Molina, Felipe Suarez, Vahid Asnafi, Julie Bruneau
Plasma-cell post-transplantation lymphoproliferative disorder (PC-PTLD) is a rare monomorphic PTLD entity divided into plasma cell myeloma (PCM) and plasmacytoma-like lesion (PLL) PTLD. To date, there are no exhaustive published cytogenetic data on PC-PTLD. We report array-based comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH) of 10 cases of PCM and PLL-PTLD. Patients had received kidney (n=6), heart (n=2), lung (n=1) or bone marrow (n=1) transplantation. There were six men and median age at time of PTLD was 56.5 years (3-74)...
October 17, 2016: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
Tasneem Kaleem, Jennifer A Crozier, David M Menke, Taimur Sher
Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders (PTLD) are a serious complication of transplantation with a high mortality. Most PTLD present within the first year of transplantation and are associated with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection. Plasmablastic lymphoma (PBL) is a rare but aggressive disease originally described in patients with HIV, presenting most commonly in the jaw and oral mucosa. To our knowledge, this is the first case of PBL presenting as PTLD of the lung in a HIV and EBV negative patient...
September 5, 2016: Rare Tumors
Masanori Inui, Akiko Sugahara-Tobinai, Hiroshi Fujii, Ari Itoh-Nakadai, Hidehiro Fukuyama, Tomohiro Kurosaki, Tomonori Ishii, Hideo Harigae, Toshiyuki Takai
Plasmablasts and plasma cells (PBs/PCs) producing pathogenic autoantibodies in patients with systemic autoimmune diseases could be a better target for specific therapies for the disease than general immunosuppression or pan- or activated B-cell targeting. Our previous study indicated that Leukocyte Ig-like receptor (LILR)B4 (B4, also known as ILT3/LIR-5/CD85k), a tolerogenic receptor in antigen-presenting cells, is ectopically expressed on the PB/PC surface in healthy individuals. Here we show that the enlarged population size of PBs/PCs with augmented B4 expression is characteristic in non-treated systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)...
October 14, 2016: International Immunology
Zenggang Pan, Shimin Hu, Min Li, Yi Zhou, Young S Kim, Vishnu Reddy, Jennifer N Sanmann, Lynette M Smith, Mingyi Chen, Zifen Gao, Huan-You Wang, Ji Yuan
Anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive large B-cell lymphoma (ALK LBCL) is a rare, aggressive subtype of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma with characteristic ALK rearrangements. Diagnosis of ALK LBCL can be challenging because of its rarity, unique morphologic characteristics, and unusual immunophenotypic features, which significantly overlap with other hematologic and nonhematologic neoplasms. The purpose of this study is to further explore the clinicopathologic features of ALK LBCL to ensure the awareness and accurate diagnosis of this entity...
October 12, 2016: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
Selvin Sundar Raj Mani, Thomas Kodiatte, Manjeera Jagannati
Plasmablastic lymphoma is a rare entity accounting for around 2.7% of all AIDS-related lymphomas. The oral cavity and gastrointestinal tract are the most common sites involved. We report a case of a 34-year-old HIV-positive woman with a rare presentation of cutaneous nodules all over the body. Due to overwhelming tumour burden, she developed tumour lysis syndrome during her hospital stay and succumbed to the illness.
October 13, 2016: International Journal of STD & AIDS
Anita Basavaraj, Manasi Kadam, D B Kadam
Classically, the HIV/AIDS-related lymphomas are of the B cell type and involve the central nervous system and the abdominal cavity. Primary maxillary sinus lymphoma is rare. Plasmablastic lymphoma (PBL) is an aggressive form of non-Hodgkinvs lymphoma, and is extremely rare. Here we present a case of plasmablastic lymphoma with primary site being maxillary sinus, a rare location.
May 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Jacqueline R Rivas, Sara J Ireland, Rati Chkheidze, William H Rounds, Joseph Lim, Jordan Johnson, Denise M O Ramirez, Ann J Ligocki, Ding Chen, Alyssa A Guzman, Mark Woodhall, Patrick C Wilson, Eric Meffre, Charles White, Benjamin M Greenberg, Patrick Waters, Lindsay G Cowell, Ann M Stowe, Nancy L Monson
Plasmablasts are a highly differentiated, antibody secreting B cell subset whose prevalence correlates with disease activity in Multiple Sclerosis (MS). For most patients experiencing partial transverse myelitis (PTM), plasmablasts are elevated in the blood at the first clinical presentation of disease (known as a clinically isolated syndrome or CIS). In this study we found that many of these peripheral plasmablasts are autoreactive and recognize primarily gray matter targets in brain tissue. These plasmablasts express antibodies that over-utilize immunoglobulin heavy chain V-region subgroup 4 (VH4) genes, and the highly mutated VH4+ plasmablast antibodies recognize intracellular antigens of neurons and astrocytes...
October 11, 2016: Acta Neuropathologica
Natalie Zimmermann, Verena Thormann, Bo Hu, Anne-Britta Köhler, Aki Imai-Matsushima, Camille Locht, Eusondia Arnett, Larry S Schlesinger, Thomas Zoller, Mariana Schürmann, Stefan He Kaufmann, Hedda Wardemann
Accumulating evidence from experimental animal models suggests that antibodies play a protective role against tuberculosis (TB). However, little is known about the antibodies generated upon Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) exposure in humans. Here, we performed a molecular and functional characterization of the human B-cell response to MTB by generating recombinant monoclonal antibodies from single isolated B cells of untreated adult patients with acute pulmonary TB and from MTB-exposed healthcare workers. The data suggest that the acute plasmablast response to MTB originates from reactivated memory B cells and indicates a mucosal origin...
October 11, 2016: EMBO Molecular Medicine
Karthik S, Usha S, Ganesamoorthy K
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January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
David W Nauen
Anti-N-methyl-d-aspartate-type glutamate receptor autoimmune encephalitis can arise in the setting of ovarian teratoma and often responds to resection. When it occurs in the absence of tumor, failure to respond to treatment may be more likely, and affected patients often require intensive care. To further understand the mechanisms and potential management, we present findings from an autopsy conducted on a young woman who died of refractory autoimmune encephalitis of this type. Rituximab was administered 70 days before death, and both 37 and 14 days before death, CD19(+) lymphocytes were only 0...
September 22, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
L Gui, X H He, P Liu, J L Yang, Y Qin, S Y Zhou, S Yang, C G Zhang, Y K Shi
Objective: To evaluate the clinical features and outcomes of HIV-negtive plasmablastic lymphoma (PBL). Methods: Nine patients with HIV-negtive PBL were diagnosed and treated between January 2006 and January 2016. The clinical and follow-up data were analyzed retrospectively. Results: The median age was 56 years (range 30-77 years) with a male-to-female ratio of 2∶1. Nobody had underlying diseases associated with immunosuppression. Primary extra nodal diseases were observed in 7 cases and only 1 patient had oral involvement...
September 14, 2016: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
R Yazdani, R Seify, M Ganjalikhani-Hakemi, H Abolhassani, N Eskandari, F Golsaz-Shirazi, B Ansaripour, E Salehi, G Azizi, N Rezaei, A Aghamohammadi
BACKGROUND: Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is a heterogeneous disease, characterised by hypogammaglobulinaemia leading to recurrent infections and various complications. The aim of this study was to classify CVID patients based on four known classifications (Paris, Freiburg, EUROclass, and B-cell patterns) by measurement of B-cell subsets and to assess the relation of each classification with clinical manifestations. METHODS: We measured all B-cell subsets as both absolute count and percentage in 30 CVID patients and 30 healthy individuals using four-colour flow cytometry...
October 4, 2016: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
Meihui Xu, Roland Züst, Ying Xiu Toh, Jennifer M Pfaff, Kristen M Kahle, Edgar Davidson, Benjamin J Doranz, Sumathy Velumani, Farhana Tukijan, Cheng-I Wang, Katja Fink
Half of the world's population is exposed to the risk of dengue virus infection. Although a vaccine for dengue is now available in a few countries, its reported overall efficacy of about 60% is not ideal. Protective immune correlates following natural dengue infection remain undefined, which makes it difficult to predict the efficacy of new vaccines. In this study, we address the protective capacity of dengue-specific antibodies that are produced by plasmablasts a few days after natural secondary infection...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Virology
Shereen Oon, Huy Huynh, Tsin Yee Tai, Milica Ng, Katherine Monaghan, Mark Biondo, Gino Vairo, Eugene Maraskovsky, Andrew D Nash, Ian P Wicks, Nicholas J Wilson
To date, the major target of biologic therapeutics in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) has been the B cell, which produces pathogenic autoantibodies. Recently, targeting type I IFN, which is elaborated by plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs) in response to endosomal TLR7 and TLR9 stimulation by SLE immune complexes, has shown promising results. pDCs express high levels of the IL-3Rα chain (CD123), suggesting an alternative potential targeting strategy. We have developed an anti-CD123 monoclonal antibody, CSL362, and show here that it affects key cell types and cytokines that contribute to SLE...
May 5, 2016: JCI Insight
Santiago Montes-Moreno, Nerea Martinez-Magunacelaya, Tomás Zecchini-Barrese, Sonia Gonzalez de Villambrosía, Emma Linares, Tamara Ranchal, María Rodriguez-Pinilla, Ana Batlle, Laura Cereceda-Company, Jose Bernardo Revert-Arce, Carmen Almaraz, Miguel A Piris
Plasmablastic lymphoma is an uncommon aggressive non-Hodgkin B-cell lymphoma type defined as a high-grade large B-cell neoplasm with plasma cell phenotype. Genetic alterations in MYC have been found in a proportion (~60%) of plasmablastic lymphoma cases and lead to MYC-protein overexpression. Here, we performed a genetic and expression profile of 36 plasmablastic lymphoma cases and demonstrate that MYC overexpression is not restricted to MYC-translocated (46%) or MYC-amplified cases (11%). Furthermore, we demonstrate that recurrent somatic mutations in PRDM1 are found in 50% of plasmablastic lymphoma cases (8 of 16 cases evaluated)...
September 30, 2016: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
C Levy, F Fusil, F Amirache, C Costa, A Girard, D Negre, O Bernadin, G Garaulet, A Rodriguez, N Nair, T Vandendriessche, M Chuah, F-L Cosset, E Verhoeyen
BACKGROUND: B cells are attractive targets for gene therapy of diseases associated with B-cell dysfunction and particularly interesting for immunotherapy. Moreover, B cells are potent protein-secreting cells and can be tolerogenic antigen presenting cells. OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of human B cells for secretion of clotting factors such as factor IX (IX) as possible treatment for hemophilia. METHODS: We tested here for the first time our newly developed baboon envelope pseudotyped lentiviral vectors (BaEV-LVs) for human (h) B-cell transduction followed their adaptive transfer into NSG mouse...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
Charles M Harmon, Lauren B Smith
Plasmablastic lymphoma (PBL) is a challenging diagnosis given its rarity and lack of expression of markers that are usually used by pathologists in establishing hematopoietic lineage. However, knowledge of the characteristic clinical setting, sites of involvement, and morphologic features of plasmablastic lymphoma can aid in the correct diagnosis of a suspected large cell lymphoma that is negative for B-cell- and T-cell-specific antigens. Herein, we review the clinical and pathologic features of plasmablastic lymphoma with an emphasis on the differential diagnosis of hematolymphoid neoplasms with immunoblastic morphology and/or evidence of plasmacytic differentiation by immunophenotype...
October 2016: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Julie Morscio, Thomas Tousseyn
Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) is an aggressive complication of solid organ and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation that arises in up to 20% of transplant recipients. Infection or reactivation of the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), a ubiquitous human herpesvirus, in combination with chronic immunosuppression are considered as the main predisposing factors, however insight in PTLD biology is fragmentary. The study of PTLD is complicated by its morphological heterogeneity and the lack of prospective trials, which also impede treatment optimization...
September 24, 2016: World Journal of Transplantation
Vincent Biajoux, Jessica Natt, Christelle Freitas, Nagham Alouche, Antoine Sacquin, Patrice Hemon, Françoise Gaudin, Nicolas Fazilleau, Marion Espéli, Karl Balabanian
CXCR4 plays a central role in B cell immune response, notably by promoting plasma cell (PC) migration and maintenance in the bone marrow (BM). Gain-of-function mutations in CXCR4 affecting receptor desensitization have been reported in the rare immunodeficiency called WHIM syndrome (WS). Despite lymphopenia, patients mount an immune response but fail to maintain it over time. Using a knockin mouse model phenocopying WS, we showed that, counter-intuitively, a gain of Cxcr4 function inhibited the maintenance of antibody titers after immunization...
September 27, 2016: Cell Reports
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