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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532186/bcg-and-protection-against-inflammatory-and-auto-immune-diseases
#1
Magdalena Kowalewicz-Kulbat, Camille Locht
Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) is the only available vaccine against tuberculosis. Although its protective efficacy against pulmonary tuberculosis is still under debate, it provides protection against other mycobacterial diseases. BCG is also an effective therapy against superficial bladder cancer and potentially decreases overall childhood mortality. Areas covered. The purpose of this paper is to provide a state-of-the-art summary of the beneficial effects of BCG in inflammatory and auto-immune diseases. As a strong inducer of Th1 type immunity, BCG has been reported to protect against atopic conditions, such as allergic asthma, a Th2-driven disorder...
May 22, 2017: Expert Review of Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529199/can-fetuin-a-be-a-marker-for-insulin-resistance-and-poor-glycemic-control-in-children-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
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Ülkü Gül Sıraz, Murat Doğan, Nihal Hatipoğlu, Sabahttin Muhtaroğlu, Selim Kurtoğlu
OBJECTIVE: Backgroud Metabolic impairment in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (DM) with poor glycemic control causes insulin resistance, Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and atherosclerosis; thus, increased Carotid-intima media thickness (CIMT). The Fetuin-A has protective effect in cardiovascular disorders, which is increased in hepatosteatosis. We aimed to investigate reliability of Fetuin-A levels in early detection of diabetic complications in children with T1DM and to identify a cut-off value that may show poor metabolic control...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526059/severe-polyserositis-induced-by-the-13-valent-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine-a-case-report
#3
Pierre Tawfik, Elie Gertner, Charlene E McEvoy
BACKGROUND: The United States Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends administration of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in series with the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine for prevention of pneumonia in the elderly. Reports of autoimmune or auto-inflammatory diseases as a result of pneumococcal vaccination, especially pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, are extremely rare. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of severe serositis in a 75-year-old Caucasian woman complicated by pericardial and pleural effusions in the setting of recent 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine vaccination and no other obvious etiology...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525250/-unusual-association-between-auto-immune-hepatitis-and-pyoderma-gangrenosum-a-case-report
#4
X Vandemergel, M Lefebvre, I Focant, L Marot, D Ilisei
Pyoderma gangrenosum is an uncommon neutrophilic dermatosis that presents as an inflammatory and ulcerative disorder of the skin. This entity is associated with systemic diseases and autoimmune diseases but exceptionally with autoimmune hepatitis. We report the case of a 40 year-old woman diagnosed with type 1 autoimmune hepatitis 12 years earlier and admitted for the appearance of an ulcerative lesion in the left leg. Histology confirmed pyoderma gangrenosum.
2017: Revue Médicale de Bruxelles
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522827/involvement-of-gata1-and-sp3-in-the-activation-of-the-murine-sting-gene-promoter-in-nih3t3-cells
#5
Yan-Yan Xu, Rui Jin, Guo-Ping Zhou, Hua-Guo Xu
Stimulator of Interferon Gene (STING) is a key mediator of innate immune signaling. STING plays a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of many diseases including infectious diseases, auto-immune diseases and cancer. Many studies have been carried out recently in the field of STING-regulated pathway, however, rarely of transcriptional mechanisms. To characterize the murine STING (mSTING) promoter, we cloned a series of different nucleotide sequences of the 5'-flanking region of the mSTING gene. Transient transfection of promoter-reporter recombinant plasmids and luciferase assay illustrated the region (-77/+177) relative to the transcription start site (TSS) of the mSTING gene was sufficient for full promoter activity...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520799/nonenzymatic-glycosylation-of-human-serum-albumin-and-its-effect-on-antibodies-profile-in-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus
#6
Alok Raghav, Jamal Ahmad, Khursheed Alam
BACKGROUND: Albumin glycation and subsequent formation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) correlate with diabetes and associated complications. METHODS: Human Serum Albumin (HSA) was modified with D-glucose for a 40 day period under sterile conditions at 37°C. Modified samples along with native HSA (unmodified) were analyzed for structural modifications by UV and fluorescence, FTIR, Liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LCMS) and X-ray crystallography...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511686/intrathymic-injection-of-hematopoietic-progenitor-cells-establishes-functional-t-cell-development-in-a-mouse-model-of-severe-combined-immunodeficiency
#7
Andrea Z Tuckett, Raymond H Thornton, Richard J O'Reilly, Marcel R M van den Brink, Johannes L Zakrzewski
BACKGROUND: Even though hematopoietic stem cell transplantation can be curative in patients with severe combined immunodeficiency, there is a need for additional strategies boosting T cell immunity in individuals suffering from genetic disorders of lymphoid development. Here we show that image-guided intrathymic injection of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells in NOD-scid IL2rγ(null) mice is feasible and facilitates the generation of functional T cells conferring protective immunity...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507875/digital-joint-reconstruction-with-osteotendinous-joint-allograft-experimental-study-in-rats
#8
Martin Iglesias, Ángel Uriel Cruz-Reyes, Patricia Butrón, Ricardo Hernández-Agallo, Víctor Antonio Torres de la Barrera, Claudio Reyes-Montero, Marta Durand-Carbajal, Gonzalo Torres-Villalobos
BACKGROUND: Fresh or frozen nonvascularized osteotendinous joint allografts (OTJA) have not been used previously, clinically or experimentally, for metacarpophalangeal joint reconstruction. Therefore, we evaluated the viability of OTJA for metatarsophalangeal joint (MTJ) reconstruction in rats. METHODS: In the experimental group of 12 Lewis rats, we reconstructed the MTJ of the third digit of the hindlimb with a fresh, nonvascularized OTJA obtained from the same digit from 12 donor rats...
April 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503781/assessment-of-effect-of-cyp3a-inhibition-cyp-induction-oatp1b-inhibition-and-high-fat-meal-on-pharmacokinetics-of-the-jak1-inhibitor-upadacitinib
#9
Mohamed-Eslam F Mohamed, Steven Jungerwirth, Armen Asatryan, Ping Jiang, Ahmed A Othman
AIMS: Upadacitinib (ABT-494) is a selective Janus kinase 1 inhibitor developed for treatment of auto-immune inflammatory disorders. This work evaluated effects of high-fat meal, cytochrome P450 (CYP) 3A inhibition, CYP induction, and organic anion transporting polypeptide (OATP) 1B inhibition on upadacitinib pharmacokinetics. METHODS: Two Phase 1 evaluations were conducted, each in 12 healthy subjects. In Study 1, using a randomized, 2-sequence cross-over design, a 3 mg dose of upadacitinib (immediate-release capsules) was administered alone under fasting conditions, after high-fat meal, or on Day 4 of a 6-day regimen of 400 mg once-daily ketoconazole...
May 14, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502693/prolonged-blood-brain-barrier-disruption-following-laser-interstitial-ablation-in-epilepsy-a-case-series-with-a-case-report-of-post-ablation-optic-neuritis
#10
Saint-Aaron Morris, Matthew Rollo, Patrick Rollo, Jessica Johnson, Gerald A Grant, Elliott Friedman, Giridhar Kalamangalam, Nitin Tandon
OBJECTIVE: Laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) has become increasingly popular for targeting epileptic foci in a minimally invasive fashion. Despite its use in more than a thousand patients, the chronic effects of photo-thermal injury on brain physiology remain poorly understood. METHODS: We prospectively followed the clinical and radiographic courses of a cohort undergoing laser ablation for focal epilepsy. Only patients with non-enhancing lesions and those who had a delayed post-operative MRI with gadolinium administration approximately 6 months after the ablation were considered...
May 11, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501667/update-and-new-insights-in-encephalitis
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REVIEW
Alexandra Mailles, Jean-Paul Stahl, Karen C Bloch
BACKGROUND: Encephalitis is a medical condition possibly caused by an unlimited number of infectious agents. AIMS: Our review aims at giving an overview of the recent discoveries and advances in encephalitis presentation, diagnosis and management, including in the field of emerging diseases. SOURCES: We search the literature using Pubmed and Embase to identify the most relevant new data published over the last years in the field of infectious encephalitis...
May 10, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499891/sapho-autophagy-il-1-foxo1-and-propionibacterium-cutibacterium-acnes
#12
Jean-Marie Berthelot, Stéphane Corvec, Gilles Hayem
Overt infection by Propionibacterium acnes is lacking in many SAPHO syndromes, and antibiotics have only a transient and incomplete effect, either in SAPHO syndrome or acne. As several auto-inflammatory bone disorders sharing over-production of IL-1β can mimic SAPHO, this syndrome could partly depend on genetically encoded overproduction of IL-1β. However, cyclic intracellular infections, mostly by P. acnes, can contribute to the enhanced IL-1β release by some skin cells, and probably by bone cells. P. acnes is indeed a powerful trigger of NLRP3-inflammasome activation and IL-1β, leading to osteitis and enhanced mesenchymal cells differentiation in osteoblasts...
May 9, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495524/granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-wegener-granulomatosis-a-proteinase-3-driven-disease
#13
Véronique Witko-Sarsat, Nathalie Thieblemont
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA, Wegener granulomatosis) is a systemic autoimmune vasculitis that affects small arteries, arterioles, and capillaries, most notably in the kidneys and lungs. In this disease, proteinase 3 (PR3), produced by neutrophils, is targeted by antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA). Recent work by our group has shown how PR3 impairs the resolution of inflammation and deregulates the immune system. Normally, the clearance of activated neutrophils triggers an anti-inflammatory, pro-resolution process...
May 8, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487480/microbiota-promotes-systemic-t-cell-survival-through-suppression-of-an-apoptotic-factor
#14
Raymond Soto, Charisse Petersen, Camille L Novis, Jason L Kubinak, Rickesha Bell, W Zac Stephens, Thomas E Lane, Robert S Fujinami, Alberto Bosque, Ryan M O'Connell, June L Round
Symbiotic microbes impact the severity of a variety of diseases through regulation of T-cell development. However, little is known regarding the molecular mechanisms by which this is accomplished. Here we report that a secreted factor, Erdr1, is regulated by the microbiota to control T-cell apoptosis. Erdr1 expression was identified by transcriptome analysis to be elevated in splenic T cells from germfree and antibiotic-treated mice. Suppression of Erdr1 depends on detection of circulating microbial products by Toll-like receptors on T cells, and this regulation is conserved in human T cells...
May 9, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479732/effect-of-a-novel-ashwagandha-based-herbomineral-formulation-on-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-expression-in-mouse-splenocyte-cells-a-potential-immunomodulator
#15
Mahendra Kumar Trivedi, Sambhu Charan Mondal, Mayank Gangwar, Snehasis Jana
BACKGROUND: Herbomineral formulations are momentous in an audience of worldwide by virtue of their holistic approach to life. These formulations are widely used as complementary therapies in immunocompromised patients including cancer. Still, there is the need of cost-effective and safe herbomineral-based formulation that can modulate immune response by the regulation of cytokines cascades. OBJECTIVE: Current study, we investigated immunomodulatory effect of TEBEH in LPS-induced cytokines expression levels in mouse splenocytes in vitro...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479489/autoimmune-diseases-and-their-relation-with-immunological-neurological-and-endocrinological-axes
#16
REVIEW
Nicolás Coronel-Restrepo, Iván Posso-Osorio, Juan Naranjo-Escobar, Gabriel J Tobón
The immune response is complex, multifactorial, individualized and often unpredictable. There are multiple interconnected systems that allow a balance between physiological autoreactive processes and pathological autoimmunity with consequent organ-specific or systemic autoimmune disease. Based on the concept of the autoimmunity mosaic, up to 50% of autoimmune disorders do not have a clear etiological factor. In order to achieve a clear understanding of the different systems that influence the development of autoimmune diseases, the clinical auto-immunologist needs a dynamic and comprehensive vision of all interconnected pathways that maintain a precise balance in the organism...
May 4, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471657/discovery-of-a-b-cell-lymphoma-6-protein-protein-interaction-inhibitor-by-a-biophysics-driven-fragment-based-approach
#17
Yusuke Kamada, Nozomu Sakai, Satoshi Sogabe, Koh Ida, Hideyuki Oki, Kotaro Sakamoto, Weston Lane, Gyorgy Snell, Motoo Iida, Yasuhiro Imaeda, Junichi Sakamoto, Junji Matsui
B-cell lymphoma 6 (BCL6) is a transcriptional factor that expresses in lymphocytes and regulates the differentiation and proliferation of lymphocytes. Therefore, BCL6 is a therapeutic target for autoimmune diseases and cancer treatment. This report presents the discovery of BCL6-corepressor interaction inhibitors by using a biophysics-driven fragment-based approach. Using the surface plasmon resonance (SPR)-based fragment screening, we successfully identified fragment 1 (SPR KD = 1200 μM, ligand efficiency (LE) = 0...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458857/an-unexpected-finding-of-hepatic-lymphoma-after-emergent-cholecystectomy
#18
Shawn T Steen, Evan D Slater, Casey E Barbaro, Emma R Huebner
Herein we describe a case report of a patient with elevated liver enzymes, leukocytosis, anemia and fevers after cholecystectomy surgery done for presumed acute cholecystitis. Numerous post-surgical tests showed no acute surgical complications to account for the laboratory abnormalities. Due to systemic symptoms of joint pain and the chronicity of the symptoms, a liver biopsy was recommended by the gastroenterology service to rule out infectious or auto-immune causes. After the liver biopsy, the patient was diagnosed with intravascular large B-cell lymphoma (IVLBCL), a subset of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma...
March 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457424/what-can-we-do-when-all-collapses-fatal-outcome-of-collapsing-glomerulopathy-and-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-with-diffuse-alveolar-hemorrhage-case-report
#19
H Pinto, R Leal, L Rodrigues, L Santos, C Romãozinho, F Macário, R Alves, J Pratas, V Sousa, C Marinho, L Prado E Castro, F Costa, M Campos, A Mota, A Figueiredo
INTRODUCTION: Collapsing glomerulopathy (CG) is a rare form of glomerular injury. Although commonly associated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, it can occur in association with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). CASE REPORT: We present the case of a 50-year-old man, with chronic kidney disease secondary to focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis, who received a cadaveric kidney transplant in 2007. There were no relevant intercurrences until May 2015, when he presented with nephrotic range proteinuria (± 4 g/d)...
May 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455817/induction-of-il-10-cytokine-and-the-suppression-of-t-cell-proliferation-by-specific-peptides-from-red-cell-band-3-and-in-vivo-effects-of-these-peptides-on-autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia-in-nzb-mice
#20
Abdel-Rahman Youssef, Christopher J Elson
PURPOSE: The anion channel protein band 3 is the main target of the pathogenic red blood cells (RBC) autoantibodies in New Zealand black (NZB) mice. CD4 T cells from NZB mice with autoimmune hemolytic anemia respond to band 3. Previously, we have shown that IL-10 and peptides containing a dominant T cell epitope from red cell band 3 modulate autoimmune hemolytic anemia in NZB mice. Because of the immunoregulatory role of IL-10 in autoimmune diseases, we aim to identify individual band 3 peptides that induce high IL-10 production and simultaneously suppress CD4 T cell proliferation and to investigate the effect intranasal administration of IL-10 producing band 3 peptides on autoantibody responses of NZB mice...
December 2017: Auto- Immunity Highlights
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