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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533548/lack-of-inflammatory-gene-expression-in-bats-a-unique-role-for-a-transcription-repressor
#1
Arinjay Banerjee, Noreen Rapin, Trent Bollinger, Vikram Misra
In recent years viruses similar to those that appear to cause no overt disease in bats have spilled-over to humans and other species causing serious disease. Since pathology in such diseases is often attributed to an over-active inflammatory response, we tested the hypothesis that bat cells respond to stimulation of their receptors for viral ligands with a strong antiviral response, but unlike in human cells, the inflammatory response is not overtly activated. We compared the response of human and bat cells to poly(I:C), a viral double-stranded RNA surrogate...
May 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530523/cost-effectiveness-of-peginterferon-beta-1a-and-alemtuzumab-in-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis
#2
Ankur A Dashputre, Khalid M Kamal, Gauri Pawar
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the central nervous system, affecting 2.5 million people globally and 400,000 people in the United States. While no cure exists for MS, the goal is to manage the disease using disease-modifying therapies (DMTs), which have been shown to slow disease progression and prevent relapses. Relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) is the most common form of MS at the time of diagnosis. Peginterferon beta-1a (PEG) and alemtuzumab (ALT) were recently approved and have demonstrated good clinical outcomes, including reduced relapse rates in clinical trials...
June 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514874/oncolytic-recombinant-vesicular-stomatitis-virus-vsv-is-nonpathogenic-and-non-transmissible-in-pigs-a-natural-host-of-vsv
#3
Lauro Velazquez-Salinas, Shruthi Naik, Steven Pauszek, Kah-Whye Peng, Stephen J Russell, Luis Rodriguez
Vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) is a negative-stranded RNA virus that naturally causes disease in livestock including horses, cattle and pigs. The two main identified VSV strains are the New Jersey (VSNJV) and Indiana (VSIV) strains. VSV is a rapidly replicating, potently immunogenic virus that has been engineered to develop novel oncolytic therapies for cancer treatment. Swine are a natural host for VSV and provide a relevant and well-established model, amenable to biological sampling to monitor virus shedding and neutralizing antibodies...
May 17, 2017: Human Gene Therapy. Clinical Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497489/efficacy-and-safety-of-telaprevir-with-natural-human-interferon-beta-and-ribavirin-in-japanese-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients-with-depression
#4
Hiromitsu Kumada, Satoshi Mochida, Makoto Nakamuta, Fumitaka Suzuki, Takashi Yagi, Ryuji Takasaki, Masao Okai, Naohiro Kamiya, Yasushi Okada, Saya Hirota, Madori Orihashi, Miyoko Ochi, Kazuaki Chayama
AIMS: To assess the efficacy and safety of telaprevir (TVR) when used in combination with natural human interferon-beta (IFN-beta) and ribavirin (RBV) for the genotype 1 patients with depression as compared to the IFN-beta/RBV therapy in Japan. We also examined the efficacy of the TVR/IFN-beta/RBV therapy in treatment failure genotype 2 patients with depression. METHODS: For the genotype 1 patients, 30 patients received TVR (750 mg every 8 h) for 12 weeks combination with IFN-beta and RBV for 24 weeks (Group A), and 30 received IFN-beta and RBV for 48 weeks (Group B)...
May 11, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495143/central-and-peripheral-nervous-system-immune-mediated-demyelinating-disease-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#5
M I Stefanou, F Bischof
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate clinical and diagnostic features of central and peripheral immune-mediated demyelinating disease (CPID) in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (aHSCT) recipients. BACKGROUND: CPID refers to the late-onset, immune-mediated neurological complications following aHSCT, when other frequent differential diagnoses have been ruled out, and when symptoms and signs of systemic GvHD manifestations are absent. METHODS: Case records at the University of Tuebingen, between 2001 and 2015, were screened to identify patients with CPID after aHSCT...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494868/interferon-receptor-signaling-pathways-regulating-pd-l1-and-pd-l2-expression
#6
Angel Garcia-Diaz, Daniel Sanghoon Shin, Blanca Homet Moreno, Justin Saco, Helena Escuin-Ordinas, Gabriel Abril Rodriguez, Jesse M Zaretsky, Lu Sun, Willy Hugo, Xiaoyan Wang, Giulia Parisi, Cristina Puig Saus, Davis Y Torrejon, Thomas G Graeber, Begonya Comin-Anduix, Siwen Hu-Lieskovan, Robert Damoiseaux, Roger S Lo, Antoni Ribas
PD-L1 and PD-L2 are ligands for the PD-1 immune inhibiting checkpoint that can be induced in tumors by interferon exposure, leading to immune evasion. This process is important for immunotherapy based on PD-1 blockade. We examined the specific molecules involved in interferon-induced signaling that regulates PD-L1 and PD-L2 expression in melanoma cells. These studies revealed that the interferon-gamma-JAK1/JAK2-STAT1/STAT2/STAT3-IRF1 axis primarily regulates PD-L1 expression, with IRF1 binding to its promoter...
May 9, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492558/harnessing-combined-p19arf-and-interferon-beta-gene-transfer-as-an-inducer-of-immunogenic-cell-death-and-mediator-of-cancer-immunotherapy
#7
Aline Hunger, Ruan Fv Medrano, Bryan E Strauss
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 11, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481421/immunomodulatory-treatment-other-than-corticosteroids-immunoglobulin-and-plasma-exchange-for-chronic-inflammatory-demyelinating-polyradiculoneuropathy
#8
REVIEW
Mohamed Mahdi-Rogers, Ruth Brassington, Angela A Gunn, Pieter A van Doorn, Richard Ac Hughes
BACKGROUND: Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) is a disease that causes progressive or relapsing and remitting weakness and numbness. It is probably caused by an autoimmune process. Immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory drugs would be expected to be beneficial. This review was first published in 2003 and has been updated most recently in 2016. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of immunomodulatory and immunosuppressive agents other than corticosteroids, immunoglobulin, and plasma exchange in CIDP...
May 8, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458668/the-multiple-sclerosis-ms-genetic-risk-factors-indicate-both-acquired-and-innate-immune-cell-subsets-contribute-to-ms-pathogenesis-and-identify-novel-therapeutic-opportunities
#9
REVIEW
Grant P Parnell, David R Booth
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is known to be a partially heritable autoimmune disease. The risk of developing MS increases from typically 1 in 1,000 in the normal population to 1 in 4 or so for identical twins where one twin is affected. Much of this heritability is now explained and is due almost entirely to genes affecting the immune response. The largest and first identified genetic risk factor is an allele from the MHC class II HLA-DRB1 gene, HLA-DRB1*15:01, which increases risk about threefold. The HLA-DRB1 gene is expressed in antigen-presenting cells, and its protein functions in presenting particular types of antigen to CD4 T cells...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453541/the-real-world-effectiveness-and-safety-of-fingolimod-in-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis-patients-an-observational-study
#10
Guillermo Izquierdo, Fátima Damas, Maria Dolores Páramo, Juan Luis Ruiz-Peña, Guillermo Navarro
Fingolimod approval was based mainly on two clinical trials, FREEDOMS and TRANSFORMS, which demonstrated the efficacy and safety of fingolimod in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). We present an observational study that validates these trials findings in a real-world setting, whereby the effectiveness and safety of fingolimod was assessed in Seville's' (Spain) clinical practice. This retrospective study in MS patients assessed effectiveness (relapses, EDSS, gadolinium-enhancing T1 and new/enlarged T2-weighted lesions): total cohort (n = 249) and stratified according to prior treatment (glatiramer acetate/interferon beta-1 [immunomodulator], natalizumab, naïve), gender, basal EDSS score, basal Gd+ lesions, ARR prior to treatment, age at treatment initiation and number of prior treatments...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440858/treatment-with-disease-modifying-drugs-for-people-with-a-first-clinical-attack-suggestive-of-multiple-sclerosis
#11
REVIEW
Graziella Filippini, Cinzia Del Giovane, Marinella Clerico, Omid Beiki, Miriam Mattoscio, Federico Piazza, Sten Fredrikson, Irene Tramacere, Antonio Scalfari, Georgia Salanti
BACKGROUND: The treatment of multiple sclerosis has changed over the last 20 years. The advent of disease-modifying drugs in the mid-1990s heralded a period of rapid progress in the understanding and management of multiple sclerosis. With the support of magnetic resonance imaging early diagnosis is possible, enabling treatment initiation at the time of the first clinical attack. As most of the disease-modifying drugs are associated with adverse events, patients and clinicians need to weigh the benefit and safety of the various early treatment options before taking informed decisions...
April 25, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435890/gene-expression-profile-of-human-cytokines-in-response-to-burkholderia-pseudomallei-infection
#12
Shivankari Krishnananthasivam, Harindra Darshana Sathkumara, Enoka Corea, Mohan Natesan, Aruna Dharshan De Silva
Melioidosis is an underreported infectious disease, caused by the Gram-negative bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei. Understanding the disease susceptibility and pathogenesis is crucial for developing newer diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for this life-threatening infection. In this study, we aimed to analyze the gene expression levels of important cytokines in melioidosis patients and establish useful correlates with disease biomarkers compared to cases of sepsis infection caused by other pathogens and healthy individuals...
March 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427696/genetic-burden-of-ms-risk-variants-distinguish-patients-from-healthy-individuals-but-are-not-associated-with-disease-activity
#13
Helle Bach Søndergaard, Eva Rosa Petersen, Melinda Magyari, Finn Sellebjerg, Annette Bang Oturai
Weighted genetic risk score (wGRS) was analysed for association with disease activity in more than 500 MS patients before and during interferon-beta treatment. The wGRS was higher in MS patients than in healthy controls when analysing eight HLA - and 109 non-HLA MS risk gene variants. No significant associations were observed between number of relapses prior to or during treatment with interferon-beta, both with and without HLA risk alleles included in the wGRS. In conclusion, among Danes the wGRS was higher in MS patients than controls but was not associated with the overall disease activity or response to treatment with interferon-beta...
April 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417621/inverse-relation-between-mxa-gene-expression-and-age-in-multiple-sclerosis-patients-reveals-a-gender-difference-in-response-to-interferon-therapy
#14
Mohammad Taheri, Mohammadreza Mirinezhad, Mir Davood Omrani, Elham Sajjadi, Hidetoshi Inoko, Arezou Sayad
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory, multifocal, immune-mediated disease of the central nervous system that women are at a higher risk to acquire than men. Myxovirus resistance protein A (MxA) is used as a predictive marker of bioactivity of interferon-beta (IFN-β) therapy in MS patients. This study was undertaken in west of Iran to investigate gender differences in the expression level of MxA in relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) patients receiving IFN-β therapy, compared with untreated normal individuals...
February 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394926/gp73-represses-host-innate-immune-response-to-promote-virus-replication-by-facilitating-mavs-and-traf6-degradation
#15
Xuewu Zhang, Chengliang Zhu, Tianci Wang, Hui Jiang, Yahui Ren, Qi Zhang, Kailang Wu, Fang Liu, Yingle Liu, Jianguo Wu
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a leading cause of chronic liver diseases and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and Golgi protein 73 (GP73) is a serum biomarker for liver diseases and HCC. However, the mechanism underlying GP73 regulates HCV infection is largely unknown. Here, we revealed that GP73 acts as a novel negative regulator of host innate immunity to facilitate HCV infection. GP73 expression is activated and correlated with interferon-beta (IFN-β) production during HCV infection in patients' serum, primary human hepatocytes (PHHs) and human hepatoma cells through mitochondrial antiviral signaling protein (MAVS), TNF receptor-associated factor 6 (TRAF6) and mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase/extracellular regulated protein kinase (MEK/ERK) pathway...
April 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391741/unexpected-exacerbations-following-initiation-of-disease-modifying-drugs-in-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder-which-factor-is-responsible-anti-aquaporin-4-antibodies-b-cells-th1-cells-th2-cells-th17-cells-or-others
#16
Jun-Ichi Kira
Some disease-modifying drugs for multiple sclerosis, which mainly act on T cells, are ineffective for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder and induce unexpected relapses. These include interferon beta, glatiramer acetate, fingolimod, natalizumab, and alemtuzumab. The cases reported here suggest that dimethyl fumarate, which reduces the number of Th1 and Th17 cells and induces IL-4-producing Th2 cells, is also unsuitable for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder, irrespective of anti-aquaporin 4 IgG serostatus...
April 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387383/daclizumab-and-its-use-in-multiple-sclerosis-treatment
#17
R Milo, M Osherov
Daclizumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody that binds to the a-subunit (CD25) of the interleukin-2 receptor (IL-2R), thus blocking the formation of the high-affinity IL-2R which is expressed mainly on activated and regulatory T cells. IL-2R modulation by daclizumab results primarily in the expansion of regulatory CD56(bright) natural killer cells that are capable of killing activated T cells, rather than direct suppression of activated T cells. The pharmacokinetic profile of its currently available form, daclizumab high-yield process (DAC-HYP, Zinbryta), suggests high subcutaneous bioavailability, linear pharmacokinetics and an effective half-life suitable for monthly administration...
January 2017: Drugs of Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374837/effect-of-vitamin-d-replacement-on-cognition-in-multiple-sclerosis-patients
#18
Hala Darwish, Ribal Haddad, Sahar Osman, Stephanie Ghassan, Bassem Yamout, Hani Tamim, Samia Khoury
Multiple Sclerosis is associated with deficient serum 25 hydroxyvitamin D (25 (OH)D) level and cognitive impairment. The aim of this study is to evaluate cognitive performance in MS patients with deficient 25 (OH)D (<25 ng/ml) compared to patients with sufficient levels (>35 ng/ml), then to evaluate the change in cognitive performance after 3 months of vitamin D3 oral replacement. Eighty-eight MS patients with relapsing remitting and clinically isolated type of MS, older than 18 years treated with interferon beta were enrolled...
April 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373196/development-of-a-novel-site-specific-pegylated-interferon-beta-for-antiviral-therapy-for-chronic-hepatitis-b
#19
Masataka Tsuge, Takuro Uchida, Nobuhiko Hiraga, Hiromi Kan, Grace Naswa Makokha, Hiromi Abe-Chayama, Daiki Miki, Michio Imamura, Hidenori Ochi, C Nelson Hayes, Rieko Shimozono, Tomokatsu Iwamura, Hideki Narumi, Tomohiko Suzuki, Mie Kainoh, Tadatsugu Taniguchi, Kazuaki Chayama
Although nucleot(s)ide analogues and pegylated-interferon-α2a (PEG-IFNα2a) can suppress hepatitis B virus (HBV) replication, it is difficult to achieve complete HBV elimination from hepatocytes. A novel site-specific pegylated recombinant human IFNβ (TRK-560) was recently developed. In the present study, we evaluated the antiviral effects of TRK-560 on HBV replication in vitro and in vivoIn vitro and in vivo HBV replication models were treated with antivirals including TRK-560, and changes in HBV markers were evaluated...
April 3, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372806/multiple-immune-disorders-after-natalizumab-discontinuation-after-the-ciris-the-siris
#20
E K Van Obberghen, M Cohen, F Rocher, C Lebrun-Frenay
Natalizumab (NTZ) is an effective treatment for patients with highly active relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (MS). However, when the therapy must be interrupted, it is important to anticipate the withdrawal to avoid reactivation or disease rebound. Described here is the case of a 35-year-old woman, with a past history of beta thalassemia, bulimia and asthma, who was diagnosed with MS at age 26. She was treated initially with first-line subcutaneous (sc) immunomodulatory treatments. However, due to liver toxicity, interferon beta-1a sc was interrupted and replaced by glatiramer acetate treatment, which was well tolerated and used for several years...
March 31, 2017: Revue Neurologique
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