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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335444/hiv-education-and-welfare-services-in-primary-care-an-empirical-model-of-integration-in-brazil-s-unified-health-system
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Rahbel Rahman, Rogério M Pinto, Melanie M Wall
Integration of health education and welfare services in primary care systems is a key strategy to solve the multiple determinants of chronic diseases, such as Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS). However, there is a scarcity of conceptual models from which to build integration strategies. We provide a model based on cross-sectional data from 168 Community Health Agents, 62 nurses, and 32 physicians in two municipalities in Brazil's Unified Health System (UHS)...
March 14, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335329/nanoparticle-based-delivery-of-anaplasma-marginale-membrane-proteins-virb9-1-and-virb10-produced-in-the-pichia-pastoris-expression-system
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Bing Zhang, Antonio S Cavallaro, Karishma T Mody, Jun Zhang, James R Deringer, Wendy C Brown, Timothy J Mahony, Chengzhong Yu, Neena Mitter
Bovine anaplasmosis or cattle-tick fever is a tick-borne haemolytic disease caused by the rickettsial haemoparasite Anaplasma marginale in tropical and subtropical areas of the world. While difficult to express, the proteins VirB9-1 and VirB10 are immunogenic components of the outer membrane type IV secretion system that have been identified as candidate antigens for vaccines targeting of A. marginale. Soluble VirB9-1 and VirB10 were successfully expressed using Pichia pastoris. When formulated with the self-adjuvanting silica vesicles, SV-100 (diameter: 50 nm, and pore entrance size: 6 nm), 200 µg of VirB9-1 and VirB10 were adsorbed per milligram of nanoparticle...
November 5, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334850/aicardi-gouti%C3%A3-res-syndrome-protein-trex1-suppresses-l1-and-maintains-genome-integrity-through-exonuclease-independent-orf1p-depletion
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Peng Li, Juan Du, John L Goodier, Jingwei Hou, Jian Kang, Haig H Kazazian, Ke Zhao, Xiao-Fang Yu
Maintaining genome integrity is important for cells and damaged DNA triggers autoimmunity. Previous studies have reported that Three-prime repair exonuclease 1(TREX1), an endogenous DNA exonuclease, prevents immune activation by depleting damaged DNA, thus preventing the development of certain autoimmune diseases. Consistently, mutations in TREX1 are linked with autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus, Aicardi-Goutières syndrome (AGS) and familial chilblain lupus. However, TREX1 mutants competent for DNA exonuclease activity are also linked to AGS...
March 15, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334791/isolated-acth-deficiency-probably-induced-by-autoimmune-related-mechanism-evoked-with-nivolumab
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Keiko Kitajima, Kenji Ashida, Naoko Wada, Ryoko Suetsugu, Yukina Takeichi, Shohei Sakamoto, Hiroshi Uchi, Takamitsu Matsushima, Motoaki Shiratsuchi, Keizo Ohnaka, Masutaka Furue, Masatoshi Nomura
Nivolumab, an anti-programmed death-1 antibody, is a breakthrough treatment for several malignancies. Its specific adverse effects caused by autoimmunity are termed immune-related adverse events, which involve several endocrine dysfunctions. Herein, we report two cases of isolated adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) deficiency induced by nivolumab for the treatment of metastatic malignant melanoma. Case 1 was a 39-year-old man and Case 2 was a 50-year-old woman, both of whom presented with progressive melanoma...
February 18, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332870/changes-in-the-level-of-immunoglobulins-and-cd4-cd8-ratio-in-young-and-aged-mice-with-estradiol-deficiency
#5
Ming-Jun Shao, Yi-Jun Zhu, Ying-Er Qiu, Min Hu, Yun-Qin He
Studies demonstrated that deficiency in 17β-estradiol (E2) in postmenopausal women influences their immune system. However, few studies have reported alterations in immunologic presentation during nonnatural menopause in young females. Here we compared the differences in immune response between young C57BL/6N mice with surgical or medical variectomy and aged C57BL/6N mice with the common feature of E2 deficiency following Con A stimulation. We observed inverted CD4/CD8 ratios in the aged group and apparent reduced production of serum immunoglobin (Ig)G, IgA, and IgM in the surgical group, whereas changes in immune parameters in the medical group were moderate...
April 2017: Immunological Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330983/gamma-delta-t-cells-mediate-angiotensin-ii-induced-hypertension-and-vascular-injury
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Antoine Caillon, Muhammad Oneeb Rehman Mian, Julio C Fraulob-Aquino, Ku-Geng Huo, Tlili Barhoumi, Sofiane Ouerd, Peter R Sinnaeve, Pierre Paradis, Ernesto L Schiffrin
Background -Innate antigen-presenting cells and adaptive immune T cells have been implicated in the development of hypertension. However, the T-lymphocyte subsets involved in the pathophysiology of hypertension remain unclear. A small subset of "innate-like" T cells expressing the γδ T cell receptor (TCR) rather than the αβ TCR could play a role in the initiation of the immune response in hypertension. We aimed to determine whether angiotensin (Ang) II caused kinetic changes in γδ T cells, whether deficiency in γδ T cells blunted Ang II-induced hypertension, vascular injury and T-cell activation, and whether γδ T cells are associated with human hypertension...
March 22, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330936/biochemical-principles-and-functional-aspects-of-pipecolic-acid-biosynthesis-in-immunity
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Michael Hartmann, Denis Kim, Friederike Bernsdorff, Ziba Ajami-Rashidi, Nicola Scholten, Stefan Schreiber, Tatyana Zeier, Stefan Schuck, Vanessa Reichel-Deland, Jürgen Zeier
The non-protein amino acid pipecolic acid (Pip) regulates plant systemic acquired resistance (SAR) and basal immunity to bacterial pathogen infection. In Arabidopsis thaliana, the Lys aminotransferase AGD2-LIKE DEFENSE RESPONSE PROTEIN1 (ALD1) mediates the pathogen-induced accumulation of Pip in inoculated and distal leaf tissue. Here we show that ALD1 transfers the alpha-amino group of L-Lys to acceptor oxoacids. Combined mass spectrometric and infrared spectroscopic analyses of in vitro assays and plant extracts indicate that the final product of the ALD1-catalysed reaction is enaminic 2,3-dehydropipecolic acid (2,3-DP), whose formation involves consecutive transamination, cyclization and isomerization steps...
March 22, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330602/the-pneumococcal-alpha-glycerophosphate-oxidase-enhances-nasopharyngeal-colonization-through-binding-to-host-glycoconjugates
#8
Layla K Mahdi, Melanie A Higgins, Christopher J Day, Joe Tiralongo, Lauren E Hartley-Tassell, Michael P Jennings, David L Gordon, Adrienne W Paton, James C Paton, Abiodun D Ogunniyi
Streptococcus pneumoniae (the pneumococcus) is a major human pathogen, causing a broad spectrum of diseases including otitis media, pneumonia, bacteraemia and meningitis. Here we examined the role of a potential pneumococcal meningitis vaccine antigen, alpha-glycerophosphate oxidase (SpGlpO), in nasopharyngeal colonization. We found that serotype 4 and serotype 6A strains deficient in SpGlpO have significantly reduced capacity to colonize the nasopharynx of mice, and were significantly defective in adherence to human nasopharyngeal carcinoma cells in vitro...
March 3, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329646/gaps-in-the-understanding-and-treatment-of-skin-cancer-in-people-of-color
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Ajay Kailas
People of color are at significantly higher risk in mortality from skin cancers, such as melanoma, than Caucasians. Around 4,500,000 people of color are affected by skin cancer The five-year survival rates from melanoma are 81.1% for Hispanics, 80.2% for Asians, 72.2% for African- Americans, and 89.6% for Caucasians. For this reason, it is important to ensure the scientific literature reflects the most up to date recommendations and treatment for blacks regarding skin cancer. Therefore the authors conducted a "gap analysis" on the current treatment of skin cancer in people of color...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329535/kaposi-s-sarcoma-in-an-hiv-negative-patient
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Shields Callahan, Randie H Kim, Nooshin Brinster, Jo-Ann Latkowski
We report an HIV-negative, 55-year-old manwith recurrent Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) of the lowerextremities, who does not fit into any of thefour previously described variants of KS: classicKS, AIDS-related KS, iatrogenic KS, and AfricanendemicKS. There are reports in the literature ofchildhood-onset KS, which is thought to be dueto an inherited immune deficiency that confers ahigher susceptibility to human Herpesvirus-8 (HHV-8), which is the virus that is known to cause KS. Ourpatient may be affected with an inherited immunedeficiency that has predisposed him to KS, and thismutation also may account for his prostate andbladder cancer...
December 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329174/ccr7-deficiency-modulates-t-cell-response-and-increases-susceptibility-to-yersinia-pseudotuberculosis-infection
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Joern Pezoldt, Fabio Pisano, Wiebke Heine, Maria Pasztoi, Maik Rosenheinrich, Aaron M Nuss, Marina C Pils, Immo Prinz, Reinhold Förster, Jochen Huehn, Petra Dersch
Background: To successfully limit pathogen dissemination an immunological link between the entry tissue of the pathogen and the underlying secondary lymphoid organs (SLO) needs to be established to prime adaptive immune responses. Here, the prerequisite of CCR7 to mount host immune responses within SLOs during gastrointestinal Yersinia pseudotuberculosis infection to limit pathogen spread was investigated. Methods: Survival, bacterial dissemination, intestinal and systemic pathology of wild type (WT) and CCR7-/- mice were assessed and correlated to the presence of immune cell subsets and cytokine responses throughout the course of infection...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328083/oral-iron-supplementation-potential-implications-for-the-gut-microbiome-and-metabolome-in-patients-with-ckd
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Guus A M Kortman, Dorien Reijnders, Dorine W Swinkels
Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and loss of kidney function are at increased risk for morbidity and mortality. The risks of CKD are attributed to "uremia," an increased concentration of uremic retention solutes (toxins) in the plasma. Recently, a colo-renal axis became clearly apparent and uremia has been associated with an altered gut microbiome composition and metabolism. There is a high prevalence of anemia in patients with CKD, for which patients are often treated with oral or intravenous iron...
March 22, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327799/prevalence-and-factors-associated-with-syphilis-in-a-reference-center
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Natália Carolina Rodrigues Colombo Gomes, Denise Andrade Pereira Meier, Flávia Meneguetti Pieri, Elaine Alves, Silvia Paulino Ribeiro Albanese, Edvilson Cristiano Lentine, Ricardo Alexandre Arcêncio, Elma Mathias Dessunti
INTRODUCTION: The implementation of the rapid test (RT) for syphilis increases access of vulnerable populations to early diagnosis and treatment, impacting the outcomes of infection. We aimed to assess the prevalence of and factors associated with syphilis in a Center for Testing and Counseling (CTC). METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study at a Reference Center for sexually transmitted disease (STD) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome in Londrina, Northern Paraná State, Southern Brazil...
January 2017: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327618/the-transcriptional-repressor-hic1-regulates-intestinal-immune-homeostasis
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K Burrows, F Antignano, M Bramhall, A Chenery, S Scheer, V Korinek, T M Underhill, C Zaph
The intestine is a unique immune environment that must respond to infectious organisms but remain tolerant to commensal microbes and food antigens. However, the molecular mechanisms that regulate immune cell function in the intestine remain unclear. Here we identify the POK/ZBTB family transcription factor hypermethylated in cancer 1 (HIC1, ZBTB29) as a central component of immunity and inflammation in the intestine. HIC1 is specifically expressed in immune cells in the intestinal lamina propria (LP) in the steady state and mice with a T-cell-specific deletion of HIC1 have reduced numbers of T cells in the LP...
March 22, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326085/dectin-1-compromises-innate-responses-and-host-resistance-against-neospora-caninum-infection
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Murilo Vieira da Silva, Flávia Batista Ferreira França, Caroline Martins Mota, Arlindo Gomes de Macedo Júnior, Eliézer Lucas Pires Ramos, Fernanda Maria Santiago, José Roberto Mineo, Tiago Wilson Patriarca Mineo
Neospora caninum is an intracellular protozoan parasite that has drawn increasing interest due to its association with worldwide repetitive bovine abortions, which cause billionaire losses to the meat and dairy industries annually. Innate immunity plays an important role in infection control, and N. caninum activates the production of inflammatory mediators through toll-like receptors, NOD-like receptors, and mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling pathways. Advances in the knowledge of initial host-parasite interactions are desirable for the design of control measures against the infection, obliterating its pathogenesis...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325862/reduced-pu-1-expression-underlies-aberrant-neutrophil-maturation-and-function-in-%C3%AE-thalassemia-mice-and-patients
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Panjaree Siwaponanan, Jurre Ynze Siegers, Razi Ghazali, Thian Ng, Bradley McColl, Garrett Zhen-Wei Ng, Philip Sutton, Nancy Wang, Isabelle Ooi, Chayada Thiengtavor, Suthat Fucharoen, Pornthip Chaichompoo, Saovaros Svasti, Odilia Louise Wijburg, Jim Vadolas
β-Thalassemia is associated with several abnormalities of the innate immune system. Neutrophils in particular are defective, predisposing patients to life-threatening bacterial infections. The molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in impaired neutrophil function remain incompletely defined. We used the Hbb(th3/+) β-thalassemia mouse and HbE/β-thalassemia patients to investigate dysregulated neutrophil activity. Mature neutrophils from Hbb(th3/+) mice displayed a significant reduction in chemotaxis, opsonophagocytosis and production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), closely mimicking the defective immune functions observed in β-thalassemia patients...
March 21, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325756/a-novel-role-for-myeloid-cell-specific-neuropilin-1-in-mitigating-sepsis
#17
Xiaoyan Dai, Imoh Okon, Zhaoyu Liu, Yue Wu, Huaiping Zhu, Ping Song, Ming-Hui Zou
Sepsis-typically caused by an uncontrolled and amplified host systemic inflammatory response to microbial infection-is a life-threatening complex clinical disorder and remains a major cause of infection-related deaths in the intensive care unit. Emerging evidence suggests that neuropilin 1 (Nrp1), an originally defined coreceptor for class 3 semaphorins and VEGF, plays important roles in the immune system; however, the function and regulation of macrophage Nrp1 in host immune defense against bacterial infection remain unknown...
March 21, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325287/cholesterol-containing-nuclease-resistant-sirna-accumulates-in-tumors-in-a-carrier-free-mode-and-silences-mdr1-gene
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Ivan V Chernikov, Daniil V Gladkikh, Mariya I Meschaninova, Alya G Ven'yaminova, Marina A Zenkova, Valentin V Vlassov, Elena L Chernolovskaya
Chemical modifications are an effective way to improve the therapeutic properties of small interfering RNAs (siRNAs), making them more resistant to degradation in serum and ensuring their delivery to target cells and tissues. Here, we studied the carrier-free biodistribution and biological activity of a nuclease-resistant anti-MDR1 cholesterol-siRNA conjugate in healthy and tumor-bearing severe combined immune deficiency (SCID) mice. The attachment of cholesterol to siRNA provided its efficient accumulation in the liver and in tumors, and reduced its retention in the kidneys after intravenous and intraperitoneal injection...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323124/cd44-is-a-key-player-in-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis
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Stéphanie Patouraux, Déborah Rousseau, Stéphanie Bonnafous, Cynthia Lebeaupin, Carmelo Luci, Clémence M Canivet, Anne-Sophie Schneck, Adeline Bertola, Marie-Christine Saint-Paul, Antonio Iannelli, Jean Gugenheim, Rodolphe Anty, Albert Tran, Béatrice Bailly-Maitre, Philippe Gual
BACKGROUND: CD44 is expressed on many immune cells that contribute to inflammation. It has been shown, mainly through animal data, that CD44 regulates adipose tissue inflammation in obesity and hepatic leukocyte recruitment in a lithogenic context. However, its role in hepatic inflammation in a mouse model of steatohepatitis and its relevance in humans have not yet been investigated. METHODS: The role of CD44 was evaluated in CD44-/- mice and after injections of an αCD44 antibody in Wild-type mice challenged with a methionine- and choline-deficient diet (MCDD)...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321436/pneumococcal-antibody-titers-a-comparison-of-patients-receiving-intravenous-immunoglobulin-versus-subcutaneous-immunoglobulin
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Pamella F Abghari, Pavadee Poowuttikul, Elizabeth Secord
Purpose: Immunoglobulin replacement is the mainstay treatment in patients with humoral immunodeficiencies, yet a handful of patients continue to develop sinopulmonary infections while on therapy. The objective of our study was to compare immunoglobulin G (IgG) pneumococcal antibody levels in patients with humoral immune deficiencies who have been on intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) replacement for at least 1 year to those on subcutaneous immunoglobulin (SCIG) therapy for at least 1 year. Methods: A retrospective chart review was completed on 28 patients...
2017: Global Pediatric Health
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