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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100033/inflammation-is-regulated-by-the-adenosine-derivative-molecule-ifc-305-during-reversion-of-cirrhosis-in-a-ccl4-rat-model
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Rebeca Pérez-Cabeza de Vaca, Mariana Domínguez-López, Nuria Guerrero-Celis, Jesús R Rodríguez-Aguilera, Victoria Chagoya de Sánchez
Cirrhosis is a liver pathology originated by hepatocytes, Kupffer and hepatic stellate cells interactions and transformations. This pathology is associated with inflammation and fibrosis, originated by molecular signals secreted by immunological and parenchymal cells, such as cytokines and chemokines, like IL-1β, IL-6, TNF-α or MCP-1, driven by Kupffer cells signals. As part of inflammation resolution, the same activated Kupffer cells contribute to anti-inflammatory effects with IL-10 and MMP-9 secretion...
October 28, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068601/rheumatoid-factor-and-anti-cyclic-citrullinated-peptide-anti-ccp-antibodies-with-hepatitis-b-and-hepatitis-c-infection-review
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Orhan Zengin, Hamit Yıldız, Zeynep Hanım Demir, Muhammed Sait Dağ, Musa Aydınlı, Ahmet Mesut Onat, Bünyamin Kısacık
BACKGROUND: Viruses are common and are involved in the etiology of idiopathic rheumatological diseases. Hepatitis B virus (HBV), a member of the family Hepadnaviridae and hepatitis C virus (HCV), play an important role in the undetermined etiology of arthritis. The clinical manifestations of hepatitis B and C show similarities with various diseases, such as rheumatic diseases. Anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) is a specific serological marker for rheumatoid arthritis. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to analyze anti-CCP and rheumatoid factor (RF) levels in patients with a hepatitis B and C infection...
September 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064576/molecular-characterization-of-hepatitis-c-virus-in-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-under-hemodialysis
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Rafael Alves da Silva, Jardelina de Souza Todão, Fernando Luiz Kamitani, Antonio Eduardo Benedito Silva, Roberto José de Carvalho-Filho, Maria Lucia Cardoso Gomes Ferraz, Isabel Maria Vicente Guedes de Carvalho
New direct-acting antiviral (DAA) agents are in development or already approved for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The effectiveness of these drugs is related to the previous existence of resistant variants. Certain clinical conditions can allow changes in immunological characteristics of the host and even modify genetic features of viral populations. The aim of this study was to perform HCV molecular characterization from samples of end-stage renal disease patients on hemodialysis (ESRD-HD)...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055152/predominance-of-regorafenib-over-sorafenib-restoration-of-membrane-bound-mica-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
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Jun Arai, Kaku Goto, Anthony Stephanou, Yasushi Tanoue, Sayaka Ito, Ryosuke Muroyama, Yasuo Matsubara, Ryo Nakagawa, Sayuri Morimoto, Yoshimi Kaise, Lay Ahyoung Lim, Hitoshi Yoshida, Naoya Kato
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The multi-kinase inhibitor regorafenib (REG) was recently demonstrated to be effective in patients with sorafenib (SOR)-resistant hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Interestingly, SOR is known to enhance the accumulation of membrane-bound MHC class I polypeptide-related sequence A (mMICA) in HCC cells, and to block production of soluble MICA (sMICA), an immunological decoy. In addition, MICA is associated with HCC in patients with chronic hepatitis C. We have now compared the impact of REG and SOR on MICA in HCC cells, as well as the immunotherapeutic implications thereof...
October 21, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052780/immunotherapy-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patients-is-it-ready-for-prime-time
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REVIEW
Joseph M Obeid, Paul R Kunk, Victor M Zaydfudim, Timothy N Bullock, Craig L Slingluff, Osama E Rahma
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common primary liver malignancy and the second most common cause of cancer death worldwide. Current treatment options for patients with intermediate and advanced HCC are limited, and there is an unmet need for novel therapeutic approaches. HCC is an attractive target for immunomodulation therapy, since it arises in an inflammatory milieu due to hepatitis B and C infections and cirrhosis. However, a major barrier to the development and success of immunotherapy in patients with HCC is the liver's inherent immunosuppressive function...
October 20, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045899/early-transcriptional-divergence-marks-virus-specific-primary-human-cd8-t-cells-in-chronic-versus-acute-infection
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David Wolski, Peter K Foote, Diana Y Chen, Lia L Lewis-Ximenez, Catherine Fauvelle, Jasneet Aneja, Andreas Walker, Pierre Tonnerre, Almudena Torres-Cornejo, Daniel Kvistad, Sabrina Imam, Michael T Waring, Damien C Tully, Todd M Allen, Raymond T Chung, Jörg Timm, W Nicholas Haining, Arthur Y Kim, Thomas F Baumert, Georg M Lauer
Distinct molecular pathways govern the differentiation of CD8(+) effector T cells into memory or exhausted T cells during acute and chronic viral infection, but these are not well studied in humans. Here, we employed an integrative systems immunology approach to identify transcriptional commonalities and differences between virus-specific CD8(+) T cells from patients with persistent and spontaneously resolving hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection during the acute phase. We observed dysregulation of metabolic processes during early persistent infection that was linked to changes in expression of genes related to nucleosomal regulation of transcription, T cell differentiation, and the inflammatory response and correlated with subject age, sex, and the presence of HCV-specific CD4(+) T cell populations...
October 17, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039351/epidemiology-risk-factors-and-prognosis-of-interferon-alpha-induced-thyroid-disorders-a-prospective-clinical-study
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Łukasz Obołończyk, Małgorzata Siekierska-Hellmann, Piotr Wiśniewski, Anna Lewczuk, Monika Berendt-Obołończyk, Anna Lakomy, Zofia Michalska, Danuta Radowska, Grażyna Moszkowska, Agnieszka Bianek-Bodzak, Krzysztof Sworczak
INTRODUCTION: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a worldwide problem and hepatitis, which is its natural unfavourable course, is still a challenge for hepatologist. At present, standards of treatment are changing from combined therapy with interferon alpha (IFN-α) and ribavirin to new antiviral drugs. The current classification divides interferon induced thyroid diseases (IITD) into two groups: autoimmune (Hashimoto disease, Graves disease, positive antithyroid autoantibodies in euthyroid patients) and non-autoimmune (destructive thyroiditis, non-autoimmune hypothyroidism)...
September 25, 2017: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036705/chalcogenozidovudine-derivatives-with-antitumor-activity-comparative-toxicities-in-cultured-human-mononuclear-cells
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Assis Ecker, Pauline Christ Ledur, Rafael S da Silva, Daniela Bitencourt Rosa Leal, Oscar E D Rodrigues, Daniel Ardisson-Araújo, Emily Pansera Waczuk, João Batista Teixeira da Rocha, Nilda Vargas Barbosa
Considering a novel series of zidovudine (AZT) derivatives encompassing selenoaryl moieties promising candidates as therapeutics, we examined the toxicities elicited by AZT and derivatives 5'-(4-Chlorophenylseleno)zidovudine (SZ1); 5'-(Phenylseleno)zidovudine (SZ2); and 5'-(4-Methylphenylseleno)zidovudine (SZ3) in healthy cells and in mice. Resting and stimulated cultured human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were treated with the compounds at concentrations ranging from 10 to 200 µM for 24 and/or 72 h...
November 1, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017483/co-infection-of-schistosoma-mansoni-hepatitis-c-virus-and-their-associated-factors-among-adult-individuals-living-in-fishing-villages-north-western-tanzania
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Humphrey D Mazigo, Stella Kepha, Godfrey M Kaatano, Safari M Kinung'hi
BACKGROUND: Schistosoma mansoni and Hepatitis C virus (HCV) are co-existence in sub-Saharan Africa and co-infection is common among humans population. The immunological responses characterized with Th2-immune responses for S. mansoni and Th1-immune responses for HCV are responsible for development hepatic morbidities in infected individuals. However, the co-occurrences of S. mansoni and HCV infection, their related ultrasound detectable morbidities and associated risk factors at community levels have not been examined in fishing communities, north-western Tanzania...
October 10, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981470/telomere-dynamics-in-immune-senescence-and-exhaustion-triggered-by-chronic-viral-infection
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REVIEW
Marcia Bellon, Christophe Nicot
The progressive loss of immunological memory during aging correlates with a reduced proliferative capacity and shortened telomeres of T cells. Growing evidence suggests that this phenotype is recapitulated during chronic viral infection. The antigenic volume imposed by persistent and latent viruses exposes the immune system to unique challenges that lead to host T-cell exhaustion, characterized by impaired T-cell functions. These dysfunctional memory T cells lack telomerase, the protein capable of extending and stabilizing chromosome ends, imposing constraints on telomere dynamics...
October 5, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951612/hepatitis-c-cross-genotype-immunity-and-implications-for-vaccine-development
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Nazrul Islam, Mel Krajden, Jean Shoveller, Paul Gustafson, Mark Gilbert, Jason Wong, Mark W Tyndall, Naveed Zafar Janjua
While about a quarter of individuals clear their primary hepatitis C (HCV) infections spontaneously, clearance (spontaneous or treatment-induced) does not confer sterilizing immunity against a future infection. Since successful treatment does not prevent future infections either, an effective vaccine is highly desirable in preventing HCV (re)infection. However, development of an effective vaccine has been complicated by the diversity of HCV genotypes, and complexities in HCV immunological responses. Smaller studies on humans and chimpanzees reported seemingly opposing results regarding cross-neutralizing antibodies...
September 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941881/historical-evolution-of-ideas-on-eclampsia-preeclampsia-a-proposed-optimistic-view-of-preeclampsia
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Pierre-Yves Robillard, Gustaaf Dekker, Gérard Chaouat, Marco Scioscia, Silvia Iacobelli, Thomas C Hulsey
Eclampsia (together with epilepsy) being the first disease ever written down since the beginning of writings in mankind 5000 years ago, we will make a brief presentation of the different major steps in comprehension of Pre-eclampsia. 1) 1840. Rayer, description of proteinuria in eclampsia, 2) 1897 Vaquez, discovery of gestational hypertension in eclamptic women, 3) In the 1970's, description of the "double" trophoblastic invasion existing only in humans (Brosens & Pijnenborg,), 4) between the 1970's and the 1990's, description of preeclampsia being a couple disease...
September 2017: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934209/microbial-translocation-is-correlated-with-hiv-evolution-in-hiv-hcv-co-infected-patients
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Jean-Jacques Tudesq, Catherine Dunyach-Remy, Christophe Combescure, Régine Doncesco, Didier Laureillard, Jean-Philippe Lavigne, Albert Sotto
Microbial translocation (MT) is characterized by bacterial products passing into the blood through the gut barrier and is a key phenomenon in the pathophysiology of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection. MT is also associated with liver damage in Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) patients. The aim of the study was to assess MT in plasma of HIV-HCV co-infected patients. 16S rDNA (16 S Ribosomal DNA subunit) marker and other markers of MT such as Lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-binding protein (LBP), soluble CD14 (sCD14), intestinal fatty acid binding protein (I-FABP) were used...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903520/hepatic-renal-hematologic-and-inflammatory-markers-in-hiv-infected-children-on-long-term-suppressive-antiretroviral-therapy
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Ann J Melvin, Meredith Warshaw, Alexandra Compagnucci, Yacine Saidi, Linda Harrison, Anna Turkova, Gareth Tudor-Williams
Background: Data on long-term toxicity of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in HIV-infected children are sparse. PENPACT-1 was an open-label trial in which HIV-infected children were assigned randomly to receive protease inhibitor (PI)- or nonnucleoside reverse-transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI)-based ART. Methods: We examined changes in clinical, immunologic, and inflammatory markers from baseline to year 4 in the subset of children in the PENPACT-1 study who experienced viral suppression between week 24 and year 4 of ART...
September 1, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886092/prediction-of-long-term-outcomes-of-hiv-infected-patients-developing-non-aids-events-using-a-multistate-approach
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Mar Masiá, Sergio Padilla, Santiago Moreno, Xavier Barber, Jose A Iribarren, Jorge Del Romero, Juan L Gómez-Sirvent, María Rivero, Francesc Vidal, Antonio A Campins, Félix Gutiérrez
OBJETIVES: Outcomes of people living with HIV (PLWH) developing non-AIDS events (NAEs) remain poorly defined. We aimed to classify NAEs according to severity, and to describe clinical outcomes and prognostic factors after NAE occurrence using data from CoRIS, a large Spanish HIV cohort from 2004 to 2013. DESIGN: Prospective multicenter cohort study. METHODS: Using a multistate approach we estimated 3 transition probabilities: from alive and NAE-free to alive and NAE-experienced ("NAE development"); from alive and NAE-experienced to death ("Death after NAE"); and from alive and NAE-free to death ("Death without NAE")...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884240/the-serological-markers-of-acute-infection-with-hepatitis-a-b-c-d-e-and-g-viruses-revisited
#16
REVIEW
Robério Amorim de Almeida Pondé
Viral hepatitis is a liver infection caused by one of the six hepatitis viruses: hepatitis A, B, C, D, E, and G virus (HAV to HEV and HGV). These agents differ in their biological, immunological, pathological and epidemiological characteristics. They cause infections that, when symptomatic, lead to clinical manifestations and laboratory findings that are not specific to a particular virus, often making differential diagnosis difficult, especially when no knowledge is available regarding the patient's medical history or the epidemiological background...
December 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883973/vectored-immunoprophylaxis-an-emerging-adjunct-to-traditional-vaccination
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REVIEW
John W Sanders, Todd A Ponzio
The successful development of effective vaccines has been elusive for many of the world's most important infectious diseases. Additionally, much of the population, such as the aged or immunocompromised, are unable to mount an effective immunologic response for existing vaccines. Vectored Immunoprophylaxis (VIP) is a novel approach designed to address these challenges. Rather than utilizing an antigen to trigger a response from the host's immune system as is normally done with traditional vaccines, VIP genetically engineers the production of tailored antibodies from non-hematopoietic cells, bypassing the humoral immune system...
2017: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881722/hepatic-nk-cell-mediated-hypersensitivity-to-cona-induced-liver-injury-in-mouse-liver-expressing-hepatitis-c-virus-polyprotein
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Qiuxia Fu, Shaoduo Yan, Licui Wang, Xiangguo Duan, Lei Wang, Yue Wang, Tao Wu, Xiaohui Wang, Jie An, Yulong Zhang, Qianqian Zhou, Linsheng Zhan
The role of hepatic NK cells in the pathogenesis of HCV-associated hepatic failure is incompletely understood. In this study, we investigated the effect of HCV on ConA-induced immunological hepatic injury and the influence of HCV on hepatic NK cell activation in the liver after ConA administration. An immunocompetent HCV mouse model that encodes the entire viral polyprotein in a liver-specific manner based on hydrodynamic injection and φC31o integrase was used to study the role of hepatic NK cells. Interestingly, the frequency of hepatic NK cells was reduced in HCV mice, whereas the levels of other intrahepatic lymphocytes remained unaltered...
August 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856282/the-occurrence-of-autoantibodies-in-patients-with-chronic-hcv-infection-including-patients-dialyzed-and-after-kidney-transplantation
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Tadeusz W Łapiński, Magdalena Rogalska-Płońska, Anna Parfieniuk-Kowerda, Magdalena Świderska, Robert Flisiak
INTRODUCTION: There are reports suggesting that hepatitis C virus (HCV) may stimulate the autoimmune process. Studies have been undertaken to evaluate the occurrence and type of autoantibodies in HCV-infected patients with and without immunosuppression. Results were analyzed according to HCV genotype, intensity of inflammation and liver fibrosis stage. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 105 patients chronically infected with HCV, including 25 with immunological suppression administered for kidney disease or kidney transplantation...
December 2016: Clin Exp Hepatol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845855/-role-of-combination-nk-kirs-in-the-natural-history-of-viral-infections
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Claudia Colomba, Antonio Cascio, Calogero Caruso, Marcello Trizzino, Claudia Gioè, Giuliana Guadagnino, Antonino Tuttolomondo, Antonio Pinto, Annalisa Saracino, Gioacchino Angarano, Danilo Di Bona
Immunological mechanisms involved in the genesis of the immune response against viral infections take into account the activation of both innate adaptative response. Innate immune defenses trigger a rapid local response, which is often sufficient to control viral infection, and promotes the subsequent activation of specific immune defenses. Natural killer (NK) cells that constitute a subpopulation of lymphocyte-related cells are a key factor of innate immune response and play a role in defense against viral infections by killing infected cells or by producing cytokines and interacting with adaptative immune system's cells...
July 2017: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
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