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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544067/vitamin-d3-alters-the-expression-of-toll-like-receptors-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-of-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Esmaeil Yazdanpanah, Mahmoud Mahmoudi, Maryam Sahebari, Zahra Rezaieyazdi, Seyed-Alireza Esmaeili, Nafiseh Tabasi, Soheila Jaberi, Amirhossein Sahebkar, Maryam Rastin
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease characterized by production of inflammatory cytokines and autoreactive antibodies due to the loss of immune tolerance. Recognition of self-nucleic acids by intracellular Toll-like receptors (TLRs) can overactivate immune responses and this abnormal activation of TLRs contributes to the pathogenesis of the disease. In recent years, anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects of 1, 25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (VitD3) on the immune system has received particular attention...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542592/fatigue-in-patients-with-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder-and-its-impact-on-quality-of-life
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Jin Myoung Seok, Misong Choi, Eun Bin Cho, Hye Lim Lee, Byoung Joon Kim, Kwang Ho Lee, Pamela Song, Eun Yeon Joo, Ju-Hong Min
Fatigue is a prevalent symptom and major burden in neuroimmunological diseases. In neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD), a severe autoimmune central nervous system (CNS) inflammatory disease with autoantibodies reactive to aquaporin-4, there are few reports about fatigue and quality of life (QOL). We aimed to evaluate the severity of fatigue and its relationship with QOL in patients with NMOSD. We prospectively studied patients with NMOSD who were in remission and seropositive for anti-aquaporin-4 antibody, and they were divided into 2 groups based on the presence of fatigue assessed using the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-fatigue score...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542146/the-role-of-extracellular-histone-in-organ-injury
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REVIEW
Eleanor Silk, Hailin Zhao, Hao Weng, Daqing Ma
Histones are intra-nuclear cationic proteins that are present in all eukaryotic cells and are highly conserved across species. Within the nucleus, they provide structural stability to chromatin and regulate gene expression. Histone may be released into the extracellular space in three forms: freely, as a DNA-bound nucleosome or as part of neutrophil extracellular traps, and all three can be detected in serum after significant cellular death such as sepsis, trauma, ischaemia/reperfusion injury and autoimmune disease...
May 25, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541299/antinuclear-antibody-testing-misunderstood-or-misbegotten
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REVIEW
David S Pisetsky
Antinuclear antibodies (ANAs) are a diverse group of autoantibodies that recognize nuclear macromolecules and their complexes. ANAs represent key biomarkers in the evaluation of rheumatic diseases, most prominently systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and ANA testing is commonly performed in the clinical setting. In addition, ANA testing is now used to assess eligibility for participation in clinical trials of new therapeutic agents for SLE. ANAs can be assayed by various techniques, with the fluorescent ANA assay often viewed as the gold standard...
May 25, 2017: Nature Reviews. Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540499/cell-based-therapies-with-t-regulatory-cells
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Mateusz Gliwiński, Dorota Iwaszkiewicz-Grześ, Piotr Trzonkowski
CD4(+)CD25(high)FoxP3(+) T regulatory cells (Tregs) are immunodominant suppressors in the immune system. Tregs use various mechanisms to control immune responses. Preclinical data from animal models have confirmed the huge therapeutic potential of Tregs in many immune-mediated diseases. Hence, these cells are now on the road to translation to cell therapy in the clinic as the first clinical trials are accomplished. To date, clinical research has involved mainly hematopoietic stem cell transplantations, solid organ transplantations, and autoimmunity...
May 24, 2017: BioDrugs: Clinical Immunotherapeutics, Biopharmaceuticals and Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540177/structural-analysis-of-recombinant-human-ubiquitin-conjugating-enzyme-ubch5c
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Fangshu Wu, Junsheng Zhu, Honglin Li, Lili Zhu
UbcH5c belongs to the ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme family and plays an important role in catalyzing ubiquitination during TNF-α--triggered NF-κB activation. Therefore, UbcH5c is a potent therapeutic target for the treatment of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases induced by aberrant activation of NF-κB. In this study, we established a stable expression system for recombinant UbcH5c and solved the crystal structure of UbcH5c belonging to space group P22121 with one molecule in the asymmetric unit. This study provides the basis for further study of UbcH5c including the design of UbcH5c inhibitors...
May 2017: Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539924/therapeutic-development-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-or-their-extracellular-vesicles-to-inhibit-autoimmune-mediated-inflammatory-processes-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Juhi Sharma, Jeffrey M Hampton, Giancarlo R Valiente, Takuma Wada, Holly Steigelman, Matthew C Young, Rachel R Spurbeck, Alisa D Blazek, Steffi Bösh, Wael N Jarjour, Nicholas A Young
Since being discovered over half a century ago, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been investigated extensively to characterize their cellular and physiological influences. MSCs have been shown to possess immunosuppressive capacity through inhibiting lymphocyte activation/proliferation and proinflammatory cytokine secretion while simultaneously demonstrating limited allogenic reactivity, which subsequently led to the evaluation of therapeutic feasibility to treat inflammatory diseases. Although regulatory constraints have restricted MSC development pharmacologically, limited clinical studies have shown encouraging results using MSC infusions to treat systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE); but, more trials will have to be performed to conclusively determine the clinical efficacy of MSCs to treat SLE...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539684/coexistence-of-diabetes-mellitus-type-1-with-diffuse-systemic-sclerosis-case-report-and-literature-review
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Ewa Wielosz, Maria Kurowska, Dorota Suszek, Maria Majdan
Diabetic sclerodactyly is a frequently recognized skin finding that may occur in patients with diabetes mellitus but coexistence of diabetes and systemic sclerosis is rare. We describe a case of coexistence of type 1 diabetes mellitus and systemic sclerosis in 42-year-old man with the history of Raynaud's phenomenon, progressive diffuse hardening of the skin and sclerodactyly, slowly worsening with time. The medical history included type 1 diabetes since childhood with microvascular complications. The patient presented a typical capillaroscopic scleroderma-like pattern, antinuclear antibodies and sclerotic lesions in gastrointestinal system...
2017: Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539683/stubborn-rectal-prolapse-in-systemic-sclerosis
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Sven Petersen, Alexander Tobisch, Gero Puhl, Ina Kötter, Uwe Wollina
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an autoimmune connective tissue disorder. Anorectal involvement might typically cause fecal incontinence and rarely rectal prolapse. Here we report three female patients, who were admitted with a mean history of 10 years suffering from SSc. All patients presented with the initial symptom of anal incontinence, in all cases this was associated with rectal intussusception or rectal prolapse. The three women faced prolapse recurrence, independent of the initial procedure. After surgical removal of the prolapse, the incontinence remained...
2017: Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539651/an-orthologous-non-mhc-locus-in-rats-and-mice-is-linked-to-cd4-and-cd8-t-cell-proportion
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D Franckaert, R Collin, J Dooley, R H Wallis, P Poussier, A Liston, E E Hillhouse, S Lesage
CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cells have a central role in the immune system due to their ability to protect against infection and cancer development without targeting self. Consequently, changes in CD4(+) and CD8(+) T-cell homeostasis can be indicative of an array of serious illnesses, ranging from viral infections to autoimmune diseases. In addition to environmental influences, there is evidence for a genetic component regulating the proportion of CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cells in lymphoid organs. Indeed, identifying the genetic determinants defining the frequency of the T-cell subsets is critical as it may reveal a targetable genetic pathway to modulate CD4(+) and CD8(+) T-cell numbers, which could be of clinical relevance for multiple disease settings...
May 25, 2017: Genes and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539552/development-of-an-assay-system-for-large-scale-analysis-of-hla-class-ii-binding-peptides
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Hiroko Miyadera, Emiko Noguchi, Masashi Mizokami, Katsushi Tokunaga
  Genes encoding the human leukocyte antigens (HLA) are associated with diverse immunological disorders, including autoimmune diseases and infections. Recently, significant progresses have been made in the HLA typing technologies through the use of next generation sequencers. The reliable platforms for the SNP-based imputation of HLA genotypes have also been established. These technical advancements should enable further identification of HLA associations with diseases. One of the remaining questions is the mechanism through which HLA confer disease susceptibility...
2017: Nihon Rinshō Men'eki Gakkai Kaishi, Japanese Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539549/the-metabolic-regulation-in-immune-cells-and-pathogenesis-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-%C3%A2-toward-new-therapeutic-applications%C3%A2
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Yusuke Takeshima, Yukiko Iwasaki, Tomohisa Okamura, Keishi Fujio, Kazuhiko Yamamoto
  The importance of cellular metabolism has long been known as Warburg effect; cancer cells are characterized by mitochondrial defect that shifts towards aerobic glycolysis. Recently, many reports have revealed that immune metabolism is a key factor for controlling immune cell proliferation and differentiation. Resting lymphocytes generate energy through oxidative phosphorylation and fatty acid oxidation, whereas activated lymphocytes rapidly shift to glycolysis. Especially in T cells, more precise mechanism of regulating metabolism have been clarified on differentiation from naïve T cells to effector T cells...
2017: Nihon Rinshō Men'eki Gakkai Kaishi, Japanese Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538163/metabolic-signatures-of-t-cells-and-macrophages-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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REVIEW
Cornelia M Weyand, Markus Zeisbrich, Jörg J Goronzy
In most autoimmune diseases, a decade-long defect in self-tolerance eventually leads to clinically relevant, tissue-destructive inflammatory disease. The pathogenic potential of chronic persistent immune responses during the pre-clinical and clinical phase is ultimately linked to the bioenergetic fitness of innate and adaptive immune cells. Chronic immune cell stimulation, high cellular turn-over, structural damage to the host tissue and maladaptive wound healing, all require a reliable supply of nutrients, oxygen, and biosynthetic precursors...
May 21, 2017: Current Opinion in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538012/antiphospholipid-syndrome-an-update-for-clinicians-and-scientists
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Andrew P Vreede, Paula L Bockenstedt, Jason S Knight
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is a leading acquired cause of thrombosis and pregnancy loss. Upon diagnosis (which is unlikely to be made until at least one morbid event has occurred), anticoagulant medications are typically prescribed in an attempt to prevent future events. This approach is not uniformly effective and does not prevent associated autoimmune and inflammatory complications. The goal of this review is to update clinicians and scientists on mechanistic and clinically relevant studies from the past 18 months, which have especially focused on inflammatory aspects of APS pathophysiology...
May 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537471/characteristics-of-labial-gland-mesenchymal-stem-cells-of-healthy-individuals-and-patients-with-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome-a-preliminary-study
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Shiqin Wang, Hong Hua, Yixiang Wang
Sjögren's Syndrome (SS) is a systemic autoimmune disease characterized by focal lymphocytic infiltration into exocrine organs such as salivary and lacrimal glands, resulting in dry mouth and eyes, and other systemic injuries. The mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in the salivary glands of healthy individuals and patients with SS have not been extensively studied. The aim of this study was to eluciadate the characteristics of MSCs from the labial glands of healthy controls and of those from patients with SS in order to elucidate the related pathogenesis and uncover potential avenues for novel clinical interventions...
May 24, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537230/-allergy-and-autoimmunity-molecular-diagnostics-therapy-and-presumable-pathogenesis
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A S Arefieva, O V Smoldovskaya, A A Tikhonov, A Yu Rubina
Allergic and autoimmune diseases represent immunopathological reactions of an organism to antigens. Despite that the allergy is a result of exaggerated immune response to foreign antigens (allergens) and autoimmune diseases are characterized by the pathological response to internal antigens (autoantigens), the underlying mechanisms of these diseases are probably common. Thus, both types of diseases represent variations in the hypersensitivity reaction. A large percentage of both the adult and pediatric population is in need of early diagnostics of these pathologies of the immune system...
March 2017: Molekuliarnaia Biologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536579/peripherally-induced-regulatory-t-cells-recruited-protectors-of-the-central-nervous-system-against-autoimmune-neuroinflammation
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REVIEW
Andrew Jones, Daniel Hawiger
Defects in regulatory T cells (Treg cells) aggravate multiple sclerosis (MS) after its onset and the absence of Treg cell functions can also exacerbate the course of disease in an animal model of MS. However, autoimmune neuroinflammation in many MS models can be acutely provoked in healthy animals leading to an activation of encephalitogenic T cells despite the induction of immune tolerance in the thymus including thymically produced (t)Treg cells. In contrast, neuroinflammation can be ameliorated or even completely prevented by the antigen-specific Treg cells formed extrathymically in the peripheral immune system (pTreg cells) during tolerogenic responses to relevant neuronal antigens...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536577/thyroid-autoimmunity-role-of-anti-thyroid-antibodies-in-thyroid-and-extra-thyroidal-diseases
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REVIEW
Eleonore Fröhlich, Richard Wahl
Autoimmune diseases have a high prevalence in the population, and autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD) is one of the most common representatives. Thyroid autoantibodies are not only frequently detected in patients with AITD but also in subjects without manifest thyroid dysfunction. The high prevalence raises questions regarding a potential role in extra-thyroidal diseases. This review summarizes the etiology and mechanism of AITD and addresses prevalence of antibodies against thyroid peroxidase, thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor (TSHR), and anti-thyroglobulin and their action outside the thyroid...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536468/il-27r-signaling-controls-myeloid-cells-accumulation-and-antigen-presentation-in-atherosclerosis
#19
Iuliia O Peshkova, Aliia R Fatkhullina, Zbigniew Mikulski, Klaus Ley, Ekaterina K Koltsova
Myeloid cells, key players in atherosclerosis, take up and present antigens, leading to systemic and local T cell activation. The recruitment and activation of immune cells to the aorta in atherosclerosis is regulated by adhesion molecules, chemokines and cytokines. IL-27R is an immunoregulatory signaling nod in autoimmune and infectious pathologies. IL-27R was shown to suppress T cells activation in atherosclerosis, however it's possible role in myeloid cell accumulation and activation is not understood. Here we demonstrate that Apoe (-/-) Il27ra (-/-) mice fed with "Western Diet" for 7 or 18 weeks developed significantly more atherosclerosis compared to Apoe (-/-) Il27ra (+/-) controls...
May 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535894/association-between-demyelinating-disease-and-autoimmune-rheumatic-disease-in-a-pediatric-population
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Ana Luiza M Amorim, Nadia C Cabral, Fabiane M Osaku, Claudio A Len, Enedina M L Oliveira, Maria Teresa Terreri
INTRODUCTION: Multiple sclerosis (MS) and neuromyelitis optica (NMO) are demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system. Autoimmunity in patients with demyelinating disease and in their families has been broadly investigated and discussed. Recent studies show a higher incidence of rheumatic autoimmune diseases among adult patients with MS or NMO and their families, but there are no studies in the pediatric population. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate an association of MS and NMO with autoimmune rheumatic diseases in pediatric patients...
May 2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
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