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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932157/belatacept-and-eculizumab-for-treatment-of-calcineurin-inhibitor-induced-thrombotic-microangiopathy-after-kidney-transplantation-case-report
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J Merola, P S Yoo, J Schaub, J D Smith, M I Rodriguez-Davalos, E Tichy, D C Mulligan, W Asch, R Formica, M Kashgarian, S Kulkarni
Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) after kidney transplantation is an uncommon and challenging cause of graft dysfunction and is associated with early graft loss. An idiosyncratic endothelial reaction to calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) has been implicated as a frequent cause of TMA. This reaction is marked by uncontrolled activation of complement and subsequent cellular destruction. Usual therapy consists of withdrawal of the inciting drug and plasmapheresis to minimize levels of circulating complement. Recently, eculizumab, a monoclonal antibody to complement component C5, has been used for the treatment of atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930620/atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-ahus-essential-aspects-of-an-accurate-diagnosis
#2
Jeffrey Laurence, Hermann Haller, Pier Mannuccio Mannucci, Masaomi Nangaku, Manuel Praga, Santiago Rodriguez de Cordoba
Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), a thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA), is a rare, life-threatening, systemic disease. When unrecognized or inappropriately treated, aHUS has a high degree of morbidity and mortality. aHUS results from chronic, uncontrolled activity of the alternative complement pathway, which activates platelets and damages the endothelium. Two-thirds of aHUS cases are associated with an identifiable complement-activating condition. aHUS is clinically very similar to the other major TMAs: Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC)-HUS, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)...
November 2016: Clinical Advances in Hematology & Oncology: H&O
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928466/metabolic-positron-emission-tomography-imaging-of-cancer-pairing-lipid-metabolism-with-glycolysis
#3
EDITORIAL
Sandi A Kwee, John Lim
The limitations of fluorine-18 fluorodeoxy-D-glucose (FDG) in detecting some cancers has prompted a longstanding search for other positron emission tomography (PET) tracers to complement the imaging of glycolysis in oncology, with much attention paid to lipogenesis based on observations that the production of various lipid and lipid-containing compounds is increased in most cancers. Radiolabeled analogs of choline and acetate have now been used as oncologic PET probes for over a decade, showing convincingly improved detection sensitivity over FDG for certain cancers...
November 28, 2016: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924931/global-proteomic-analysis-of-prenylated-proteins-in-plasmodium-falciparum-using-an-alkyne-modified-isoprenoid-analogue
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Kiall F Suazo, Chad Schaber, Charuta C Palsuledesai, Audrey R Odom John, Mark D Distefano
Severe malaria due to Plasmodium falciparum infection remains a serious threat to health worldwide and new therapeutic targets are highly desirable. Small molecule inhibitors of prenyl transferases, enzymes that catalyze the post-translational isoprenyl modifications of proteins, exhibit potent antimalarial activity. The antimalarial actions of prenyltransferase inhibitors indicate that protein prenylation is required for malaria parasite development. In this study, we used a chemical biology strategy to experimentally characterize the entire complement of prenylated proteins in the human malaria parasite...
December 7, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919366/ldl-apheresis-activates-the-complement-system-and-the-cytokine-network-whereas-pcsk9-inhibition-with-evolocumab-induces-no-inflammatory-response
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Knut Tore Lappegård, Terje Enebakk, Hilde Thunhaug, Judith Krey Ludviksen, Tom Eirik Mollnes, Anders Hovland
BACKGROUND: Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) apheresis is an extracorporeal treatment modality used in high-risk coronary patients. It may, however, induce complement activation and downstream inflammation due to bio-incompatibility. OBJECTIVE: We explored changes in soluble inflammatory markers when changing from LDL apheresis to the novel PCSK9 inhibitor evolocumab. METHODS: Three patients with familial hypercholesterolemia participated. Blood samples (EDTA plasma) for complement activation and markers of inflammation were obtained before (baseline) and after LDL apheresis week at 0 and before biweekly administration of evolocumab at weeks 1, 3, 5, and 7...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914981/complement-a-primer-for-the-coming-therapeutic-revolution
#6
REVIEW
Scott R Barnum
The complement system is an important part of the innate and adaptive immune systems. Originally characterized as a single serum component contributing to the killing of bacteria, we now know that there are close to sixty complement proteins, multiple activation pathways and a wide range of effector functions mediated by complement. The system plays a critical role in host defense against bacteria, viruses, fungi and other pathogens. However, inappropriate complement activation contributes to the pathophysiology of autoimmune diseases and many inflammatory syndromes...
November 30, 2016: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913632/intracellular-activation-of-complement-3-is-responsible-for-intestinal-tissue-damage-during-mesenteric-ischemia
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Abhigyan Satyam, Lakshmi Kannan, Naoya Matsumoto, Mayya Geha, Peter H Lapchak, Robin Bosse, Guo-Ping Shi, Jurandir J Dalle Lucca, Maria G Tsokos, George C Tsokos
Intestinal ischemia followed by reperfusion leads to local and remote organ injury attributed to inflammatory response during the reperfusion phase. The extent to which ischemia contributes to ischemia/reperfusion injury has not been thoroughly studied. After careful evaluation of intestinal tissue following 30 min of ischemia, we noticed significant local mucosal injury in wild-type mice. This injury was drastically reduced in C3-deficient mice, suggesting C3 involvement. Depletion of circulating complement with cobra venom factor eliminated, as expected, injury recorded at the end of the reperfusion phase but failed to eliminate injury that occurred during the ischemic phase...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911318/the-correlation-between-inflammatory-biomarkers-and-polygenic-risk-score-in%C3%A2-alzheimer-s-disease
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Angharad R Morgan, Samuel Touchard, Caroline O'Hagan, Rebecca Sims, Elisa Majounie, Valentina Escott-Price, Lesley Jones, Julie Williams, B Paul Morgan
Plasma biomarkers to aid the early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) or to monitor disease progression have long been sought and continue to be widely studied. Biomarkers that correlate with AD polygenic risk score, a measure of the polygenic architecture of the disease and highly predictive of AD status, would be excellent candidates. Therefore, we undertook a preliminary study to assess the association of plasma inflammatory biomarkers with an overall AD polygenic risk score as well as with an inflammation-specific AD polygenic risk score in a sample set of 93 AD cases...
November 26, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911005/adsorption-as-a-contributor-for-inflammatory-mediators-removal-by-different-hemofiltration-membranes-a-pilot-study
#9
Benjamin Malard, Nans Florens, Corine Lambert, Laurent Juillard
Atherosclerosis is an important predictor of mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and is associated with a wide inflammatory response. The aim of this study is to evaluate in vitro how different membranes can remove mediators associated with this pathology in a closed loop dialysis model. We performed experimental hemofiltration in vitro using three different membrane materials. Human plasma was preliminarily incubated with various inflammatory mediators and filtered in a closed loop circulation model for 240 min...
December 2, 2016: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904878/de-novo-pyrimidine-biosynthesis-connects-cell-integrity-to-amphotericin-b-susceptibility-in-cryptococcus-neoformans
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Dithi Banerjee, Timothy C Umland, John C Panepinto
The use of amphotericin B (AmB) in conjunction with 5-fluorocytosine (5-FC) is known to be the optimal therapy for treating cryptococcosis, but the mechanism by which 5-FC synergizes with AmB is unknown. In this study, we generated a Cryptococcus neoformans ura1Δ mutant lacking dihydroorotate dehydrogenase (DHODH), which demonstrated temperature-sensitive growth due to a defect in cell integrity and sensitivity to cell wall-damaging agents. In addition, sensitivity to AmB was greatly increased. Inclusion of uracil or uridine in the medium did not suppress the cell wall or AmB phenotype, whereas complementation with the wild-type URA1 gene complemented the mutant phenotype...
November 2016: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902750/evaluation-of-matrix-metalloproteinases-cytokines-and-their-potential-role-in-the-development-of-ovarian-cancer
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Mahmood Rasool, Arif Malik, Muhammad Abdul Basit Ashraf, Gulshan Parveen, Shazia Iqbal, Irfan Ali, Mahmood Husain Qazi, Muhammad Asif, Kashif Kamran, Asim Iqbal, Saima Iram, Sami Ullah Khan, Mohammad Zahid Mustafa, Ahmad Zaheer, Rozeena Shaikh, Hani Choudhry, Mohammad Sarwar Jamal
BACKGROUND: Ovarian cancer is the 5th most common cause of deaths in the women among gynecological tumors. There are many growing evidences that stress and other behavioral factors may affect cancer progression and patient survival. The purpose of this study is to determine the key role of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), and cytokines in the aggregation and progression of ovarian cancer. METHODOLOGY: Stress variables (MDA, AGEs, AOPPs, NO), profile of antioxidants (SOD, Catalase, Vitamin E & A, GSH, GRx, GPx) and inflammatory biomarkers (MMP-9, MMP-2, MMP-11, IL-1α and TNF-α) were biochemically assessed from venous blood of fifty ovarian cancer patients and twenty healthy control subjects...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898462/recent-advances-in-allograft-vasculopathy
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Jonathan Merola, Daniel D Jane-Wit, Jordan S Pober
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Despite considerable advances in controlling acute rejection, the longevity of cardiac and renal allografts remains significantly limited by chronic rejection in the form of allograft vasculopathy. This review discusses recently reported mechanistic insights of allograft vasculopathy pathogenesis as well as recent clinical evaluations of new therapeutic approaches. RECENT FINDINGS: Although adaptive immunity is the major driver of allograft vasculopathy, natural killer cells mediate vasculopathic changes in a transplanted mouse heart following treatment with donor-specific antibody (DSA)...
November 24, 2016: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896034/ficolin-2-inhibitors-are-present-in-sera-after-prolonged-storage-at-80%C3%A2-%C3%A2-c
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Kimball Aaron Geno, Richard E Kennedy, Patricia Sawyer, Cynthia J Brown, Moon H Nahm
Ficolins can activate the lectin pathway of the complement system that provides innate immune protection against pathogens, marks host cellular debris for clearance, and promotes inflammation. Baseline inflammation increases with aging in a phenomenon known as "inflammaging." Although IL-6 and C-reactive protein are known to increase with age, contributions of many complement factors, including ficolins, to inflammaging have been little studied. Ficolin-2 is abundant in human serum and can recognize many target structures; therefore, ficolin-2 has potential to contribute to inflammaging...
2016: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895531/follicular-fluid-biomarkers-for-human-in-vitro-fertilization-outcome-proof-of-principle
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Fang Chen, Carl Spiessens, Thomas D'Hooghe, Karen Peeraer, Sebastien Carpentier
BACKGROUND: Human follicular fluid (FF) is a unique biological fluid in which the oocyte develops in vivo, and presents an optimal source for non-invasive biochemical predictors. Oocyte quality directly influences the embryo development and hence, may be used as a predictor of embryo quality. Peptide profiling of FF and its potential use as a biomarker for oocyte quality has never been reported. METHODS: This study screened FF for peptide biomarkers that predict the outcome of in vitro fertilization (IVF)...
2016: Proteome Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893831/retinal-pre-conditioning-by-cd59a-knockout-protects-against-light-induced-photoreceptor-degeneration
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Delu Song, Brooks Wilson, Liangliang Zhao, Rupak Bhuyan, Mausumi Bandyopadhyay, Arkady Lyubarsky, Chen Yu, Yafeng Li, Levi Kanu, Takashi Miwa, Wen-Chao Song, Silvia C Finnemann, Bärbel Rohrer, Joshua L Dunaief
Complement dysregulation plays a key role in the pathogenesis of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), but the specific mechanisms are incompletely understood. Complement also potentiates retinal degeneration in the murine light damage model. To test the retinal function of CD59a, a complement inhibitor, CD59a knockout (KO) mice were used for light damage (LD) experiments. Retinal degeneration and function were compared in WT versus KO mice following light damage. Gene expression changes, endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, and glial cell activation were also compared...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890939/the-metal-face-of-protein-tyrosine-phosphatase-1b
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REVIEW
Elisa Bellomo, Kshetrimayum Birla Singh, Alberto Massarotti, Christer Hogstrand, Wolfgang Maret
A new paradigm in metallobiochemistry describes the activation of inactive metalloenzymes by metal ion removal. Protein tyrosine phosphatases (PTPs) do not seem to require a metal ion for enzymatic activity. However, both metal cations and metal anions modulate their enzymatic activity. One binding site is the phosphate binding site at the catalytic cysteine residue. Oxyanions with structural similarity to phosphate, such as vanadate, inhibit the enzyme with nanomolar to micromolar affinities. In addition, zinc ions (Zn(2+)) inhibit with picomolar to nanomolar affinities...
November 15, 2016: Coordination Chemistry Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885768/gram-scale-synthesis-of-chiral-cyclopropane-containing-drugs-and-drug-precursors-with-engineered-myoglobin-catalysts-featuring-complementary-stereoselectivity
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Priyanka Bajaj, Gopeekrishnan Sreenilayam, Vikas Tyagi, Rudi Fasan
Engineered hemoproteins have recently emerged as promising systems for promoting asymmetric cyclopropanations, but variants featuring predictable, complementary stereoselectivity in these reactions have remained elusive. In this study, a rationally driven strategy was implemented and applied to engineer myoglobin variants capable of providing access to 1-carboxy-2-aryl-cyclopropanes with high trans-(1R,2R) selectivity and catalytic activity. The stereoselectivity of these cyclopropanation biocatalysts complements that of trans-(1S,2S)-selective variants developed here and previously...
November 25, 2016: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884198/use-of-poly-adp-ribose-polymerase-parp-inhibitors-in-cancer-cells-bearing-ddr-defects-the-rationale-for-their-inclusion-in-the-clinic
#18
REVIEW
Aniello Cerrato, Francesco Morra, Angela Celetti
BACKGROUND: DNA damage response (DDR) defects imply genomic instability and favor tumor progression but make the cells vulnerable to the pharmacological inhibition of the DNA repairing enzymes. Targeting cellular proteins like PARPs, which cooperate and complement molecular defects of the DDR process, induces a specific lethality in DDR defective cancer cells and represents an anti-cancer strategy. Normal cells can tolerate the DNA damage generated by PARP inhibition because of an efficient homologous recombination mechanism (HR); in contrast, cancer cells with a deficient HR are unable to manage the DSBs and appear especially sensitive to the PARP inhibitors (PARPi) effects...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873761/hereditary-angioedema-hae-a-cause-for-recurrent-abdominal-pain
#19
Parita Soni, Vivek Kumar, Samson Alliu, Vijay Shetty
A 44-year-old Hispanic woman presented to the emergency room with a 2-day history of sudden onset of severe cramping left lower quadrant abdominal pain associated with ∼20 episodes diarrhoea. Abdominal CT scan exhibited bowel wall oedema and acute extensive colitis. On the basis of the preliminary diagnosis of acute abdomen, the patient was admitted under the surgical team and treated for acute colitis. Since her family history was significant for hereditary angioedema (HAE), complement studies were performed which revealed low complement C4 levels and abnormally low values of C1q esterase inhibitor...
November 14, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869478/etravirine-and-rilpivirine-drug-resistance-among-hiv-1-subtype-c-infected-children-failing-non-nucleoside-reverse-transcriptase-inhibitor-based-regimens-in-south-india
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Shanmugam Saravanan, Bagavathi Kausalya, Selvamurthi Gomathi, Sathasivam Sivamalar, Balakrishnan Pachamuthu, Selvamuthu Poongulali, Ambrose Pradeep, Solomon S Sunil, Sarvode N Mothi, Davey M Smith, Rami Kantor
We have analyzed reverse transcriptase (RT) region of HIV-1 pol gene from 97 HIV-infected children who were identified as failing first-line therapy that included a first generation non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (Nevirapine and Efavirenz) for at least 6 months. We found that 54% and 65% of the children had genotypically predicted resistance to second generation non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors drugs Etravirine and Rilpivirine, respectively. These cross-resistance mutations may compromise future NNRTI based regimens, especially in resource-limited settings...
November 21, 2016: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
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