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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333858/immune-reconstitution-inflammatory-syndrome-causing-progressive-optic-nerve-edema-in-cryptococcal-meningitis
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Astrid C Werner, Laurel N Vuong, Thomas R Hedges, Caroline R Baumal
PURPOSE: To report an human immunodeficiency virus-positive patient undergoing therapy for cryptococcal meningitis who developed progressive optic disc edema that was steroid responsive. METHODS: Observational case report. RESULTS: One month after commencing antifungal treatment for cryptococcal meningitis, the patient developed bilateral, progressive, recurrent optic disc edema with subretinal fluid that coincided with initiation of highly active antiretroviral therapy and recovery of CD4 cell counts...
March 22, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330927/e3-ubiquitin-ligase-ubr5-drives-the-growth-and-metastasis-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#2
Liqiu Liao, Mei Song, Xin Li, Lili Tang, Tuo Zhang, Lixing Zhang, Yihang Pan, Lotfi Chouchane, Xiaojing Ma
Patients with triple negative breast cancers (TNBC) are at high risk for recurrence and metastasis at an early time despite standard treatment, underscoring the need for novel therapeutic modalities. Here we report for the first time a distinctive and profound role of the E3 ubiquitin ligase UBR5 in the growth and metastasis of TNBC. An analysis of primary TNBC specimen by whole exon sequencing revealed strong gene amplifications of UBR5 associated with the disease. UBR5 overexpression in TNBC tissues was confirmed at mRNA and protein levels...
March 22, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330607/association-between-anti-thymocyte-globulin-exposure-and-survival-outcomes-in-adult-unrelated-haemopoietic-cell-transplantation-a-multicentre-retrospective-pharmacodynamic-cohort-analysis
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Rick Admiraal, Stefan Nierkens, Moniek A de Witte, Eefke J Petersen, Ger-Jan Fleurke, Luka Verrest, Svetlana V Belitser, Robbert G M Bredius, Reinier A P Raymakers, Catherijne A J Knibbe, Monique C Minnema, Charlotte van Kesteren, Jurgen Kuball, Jaap J Boelens
BACKGROUND: Anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG) is used to prevent graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) after allogeneic haemopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). However, ATG can also cause delayed immune reconstitution of T cells, negatively affecting survival. We studied the relation between exposure to ATG and clinical outcomes in adult patients with acute leukaemia and myelodysplastic syndrome. METHODS: We did a retrospective, pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic analysis of data from patients with acute lymphoid leukaemia, acute myeloid leukaemia, or myelodysplastic syndrome receiving their first T-cell repleted allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell HCT with ATG (thymoglobulin) as part of non-myeloablative conditioning from March 1, 2004, to June 1, 2015...
March 16, 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326672/bk-polyomavirus-specific-9mer-cd8-t-cell-responses-correlate-with-clearance-of-bk-viremia-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-first-report-from-the-swiss-transplant-cohort-study-stcs
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Céline Leboeuf, Sabrina Wilk, Rita Achermann, Isabelle Binet, Dela Golshayan, Karin Hadaya, Cedric Hirzel, Matthias Hoffmann, Uyen Huynh-Do, Michael T Koller, Oriol Manuel, Nicolas J Mueller, Thomas F Mueller, Stefan Schaub, Christian van Delden, Fabian H Weissbach, Hans H Hirsch
BK polyomavirus (BKPyV) causes premature kidney transplant (KT) failure in 1-15% of patients. Since antivirals are lacking, most programs screen for BKPyV-viremia and, if positive, reduce immunosuppression. To evaluate the relationship of viremia and BKPyV-specific immunity, we examined prospectively cryopreserved plasma and PBMCs at T0, T6, and T12 months post-transplant from 28 viremic KT patients and 68 non-viremic controls matched for the transplantation period. BKPyV-IgG seroprevalence was comparable between cases (89...
March 22, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322482/progressive-multifocal-leukoencephalopathy-associated-with-fumaric-acid-esters-treatment-in-psoriasis-patients
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Deepak M W Balak, Enes Hajdarbegovic, Wichor M Bramer, Martino H A Neumann, H Bing Thio
BACKGROUND: Fumaric acid esters (FAEs) are a systemic treatment for psoriasis considered to have a favorable long-term safety profile without an increased risk for immunosuppression. However, progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), a rare, opportunistic viral infection of the central nervous system, has been linked anecdotally to FAE treatment. OBJECTIVE: to assess clinical features and outcomes of FAE-associated PML cases. METHODS: Systematic literature search in multiple databases up to February, 25(th) 2016 for reports of PML in psoriasis patients treated with FAEs...
March 21, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321034/galectin-9-as-a-predictive-marker-for-the-onset-of-immune-related-adverse-effects-associated-with-anti-ccr4-moab-therapy-in-patients-with-adult-t-cell-leukemia
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Tareg Omer Mohammed, Haorile Chagan-Yasutan, Yugo Ashino, Wakana Nakayama, Yayoi Takahashi, Taizo Shimomura, Tetsuhiro Fujimoto, Yuko Watanabe, Toshiro Niki, Hitoshi Suzushima, Toshio Hattori
Adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATL/ATLL) is one of the most malignant lymphomas with poor prognosis. ATL/ATLL cells express CC chemokine receptor 4, and mogamulizumab (anti-CCR4 monoclonal antibody) exhibits strong cytotoxicity for ATL/ATLL cells. We analyzed plasma samples of 6 patients with ATL/ATLL treated with chemotherapy followed by mogamulizumab therapy (mogatherapy) for changes in the levels of biomarkers in relation to immune-related adverse effects. As treatment is often associated with skin eruptions, we investigated the profiles of inflammatory cytokines, including galectin-9 (Gal-9), which becomes increased in various infectious diseases and allergic patients...
2017: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320359/chronic-cough-conundrum-a-case-report-of-a-new-diagnosis-of-hiv-and-pulmonary-kaposi-s-sarcoma
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Pamela P Bailey, Marylou M Dryer, John P Piper, Sajjad Ahmad
BACKGROUND: When evaluating a common complaint such as cough, clinicians should rely on a patient's history and physical to guide them, but also not diverge from guidelines in screening and testing lest certain diagnoses be overlooked. CASE PRESENTATION: A 44 year old Hispanic male presented to a pulmonologist's office after failing multiple courses of antibiotics for chronic cough, now six months in duration. He described intermittent scant hemoptysis and an evanescent migratory non-pruritic rash occasionally noted on his trunk or limbs...
March 20, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320193/good-outcome-of-brain-stem-progressive-multifocal-leukoencephalopathy-in-an-immunosuppressed-renal-transplant-patient-importance-of-early-detection-and-rapid-immune-reconstitution
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Roland Sauer, Philipp Gölitz, Johannes Jacobi, Stefan Schwab, Ralf A Linker, De-Hyung Lee
Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is a rare, opportunistic and often fatal disease of the CNS which may occur under immunosuppression in transplant patients. Brain stem PML is associated with a particularly bad prognosis. Here, we present a case of a renal transplant patient treated with mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) and tacrolimus who developed brain stem PML with limb ataxia, dysarthria and dysphagia. Diagnosis was established by typical MRI features and detection of JCV-DNA in the CSF. Immune reconstitution after stopping MMF and tacrolimus led to a complete and sustained remission of symptoms with improvement of the brain stem lesion over a follow-up over 20months...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316373/nuclear-factor-of-activated-t-cells-and-cytokines-gene-expression-of-the-t-cells-in-aids-patients-with-immune-reconstitution-inflammatory-syndrome-during-highly-active-antiretroviral-therapy
#9
Jia Sun, Heling Chen, Yirui Xie, Junwei Su, Ying Huang, Lijun Xu, Michael Yin, Qihui Zhou, Biao Zhu
Background. The etiology of immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) in AIDS patients after the initiation of HAART remains unknown. Several researches indicated that the development of IRIS is associated with the production and variation of cytokines, whose gene expression are closely related to the Ca2(+)/CN-nuclear factor of activated T cells (NFAT) pathway. Methods. We studied the expression of NFAT isoforms and their major target cytokines genes in peripheral blood CD3(+) T cells of subjects through fluorescence quantitative PCR and explored the expression changes of these genes before and after HAART...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303919/eosinophils-are-key-regulators-of-perivascular-adipose-tissue-and-vascular-functionality
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Sarah B Withers, Ruth Forman, Selene Meza-Perez, Daniel Sorobetea, Kasia Sitnik, Thomas Hopwood, Catherine B Lawrence, William W Agace, Kathryn J Else, Anthony M Heagerty, Marcus Svensson-Frej, Sheena M Cruickshank
Obesity impairs the relaxant capacity of adipose tissue surrounding the vasculature (PVAT) and has been implicated in resultant obesity-related hypertension and impaired glucose intolerance. Resident immune cells are thought to regulate adipocyte activity. We investigated the role of eosinophils in mediating normal PVAT function. Healthy PVAT elicits an anti-contractile effect, which was lost in mice deficient in eosinophils, mimicking the obese phenotype, and was restored upon eosinophil reconstitution. Ex vivo studies demonstrated that the loss of PVAT function was due to reduced bioavailability of adiponectin and adipocyte-derived nitric oxide, which was restored after eosinophil reconstitution...
March 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303782/paradoxical-reactions-and-the-immune-reconstitution-inflammatory-syndrome
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L W Preston Church, Amit Chopra, Marc A Judson
In HIV-infected individuals, paradoxical reactions after the initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) are associated with a variety of underlying infections and have been called the immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS). In cases of IRIS associated with tuberculosis (TB), two distinct patterns of disease are recognized: (i) the progression of subclinical TB to clinical disease after the initiation of ART, referred to as unmasking, and (ii) the progression or appearance of new clinical and/or radiographic disease in patients with previously recognized TB after the initiation of ART, the classic or "paradoxical" TB-IRIS...
March 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296027/transitional-b-cells-predominantly-reconstituted-after-a-desensitization-therapy-using-rituximab-before-kidney-transplantation
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Masako Ikemiyagi, Toshihito Hirai, Rumi Ishii, Satoshi Miyairi, Masayoshi Okumi, Kazunari Tanabe
The role of B cells in graft rejection and tolerance has aroused great interest. We previously reported that rituximab (RIT) induction prior to kidney transplantation (KTx) reduced the incidence rate of chronic rejection. Here, we performed a cross sectional investigation to determine the characteristics of B cells after RIT induction for KTx. We sampled blood from 29 patients with (N = 16) and without (N = 13) RIT induction 3 to 18 months after KTx. In the RIT group, the majority of repopulating B cells was the transitional type, while memory B cells were scarce...
March 13, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292719/donor-age-matters-in-t-cell-depleted-haploidentical-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-pediatric-patients-faster-immune-reconstitution-using-younger-donors
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Marta González-Vicent, Blanca Molina, Natalia Deltoro, Julián Sevilla, José Luis Vicario, Ana Castillo, Manuel Ramirez, Miguel Ángel Díaz
T-cell depleted (TCD) haploidentical transplantation is increasingly used in paediatric patients with haematological malignancies and donor selection is a challenge. We conclude that a simple criterion such as donor age should be also considered in depleted haploidentical setting because faster immune reconstitution is achieved using younger donors decreasing non-relapse related mortality.
March 4, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289160/prolonged-ischemia-triggers-necrotic-depletion-of-tissue-resident-macrophages-to-facilitate-inflammatory-immune-activation-in-liver-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#14
Shi Yue, Haoming Zhou, Xuehao Wang, Ronald W Busuttil, Jerzy W Kupiec-Weglinski, Yuan Zhai
Although mechanisms of immune activation against liver ischemia reperfusion (IR) injury (IRI) have been studied extensively, questions regarding liver-resident macrophages, that is, Kupffer cells (KCs), remain controversial. Recent progress in the biology of tissue-resident macrophages implicates homeostatic functions of KCs. This study aims to dissect responses and functions of KCs in liver IRI. In a murine liver partial warm ischemia model, we analyzed liver-resident versus infiltrating macrophages by FACS and immunofluorescence staining...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279181/a-mature-macrophage-is-a-principal-hiv-1-cellular-reservoir-in-humanized-mice-after-treatment-with-long-acting-antiretroviral-therapy
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Mariluz Araínga, Benson Edagwa, R Lee Mosley, Larisa Y Poluektova, Santhi Gorantla, Howard E Gendelman
BACKGROUND: Despite improved clinical outcomes seen following antiretroviral therapy (ART), resting CD4+ T cells continue to harbor latent human immunodeficiency virus type one (HIV-1). However, such cells are not likely the solitary viral reservoir and as such defining where and how others harbor virus is imperative for eradication measures. To such ends, we used HIV-1ADA-infected NOD.Cg-Prkdc (scid) Il2rg (tm1Wjl) /SzJ mice reconstituted with a human immune system to explore two long-acting ART regimens investigating their abilities to affect viral cell infection and latency...
March 9, 2017: Retrovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277827/progress-and-prospects-for-the-use-and-the-understanding-of-the-mode-of-action-of-autologous-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-the-treatment-of-multiple-sclerosis
#16
Fredrika Collins, Majid Kazmi, Paolo A Muraro
A substantial proportion of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) do not respond to pharmacological treatments and no currently approved therapy has been convincingly demonstrated to prevent or stop disease progression. With MS widely believed to be an auto-immune disease, immunoablative therapy followed by autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (I/AHSCT) is being investigated as an alternative therapeutic option. Areas covered: With the results of phase III comparative trials only a few years away, this article reviews animal and clinical trials of I/AHSCT in the treatment of MS and discusses possible immunological mechanisms behind its action...
March 20, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275598/bilateral-ocular-myositis-associated-with-whipple-s-disease
#17
Vivak Parkash, Hardeep Singh Mudhar, Bart E Wagner, Didier Raoult, Ruth Batty, Hubert Lepidi, John Burke, Paul Collini, Thushan de Silva
PURPOSE: To describe the clinical features of a Caucasian female patient with a history of treated gastrointestinal Whipple's disease (WD) who developed new-onset diplopia, with a description of the histopathological features of the extraocular muscle biopsies. METHODS: A previously fit 38-year-old Caucasian female presented with acute-onset diplopia after being on a sustained medication regime for biopsy-proven gastrointestinal WD. A magnetic resonance imaging scan of her orbits with gadolinium revealed diffuse enhancement of the bellies of the extraocular muscles bilaterally, particularly the medial rectus, superior rectus, and superior oblique muscles, consistent with an infiltrative myositis...
January 2017: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275376/immunological-balance-is-associated-with-clinical-outcome-after-autologous-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-type-1-diabetes
#18
Kelen C R Malmegrim, Júlia T C de Azevedo, Lucas C M Arruda, Joana R F Abreu, Carlos E B Couri, Gislane L V de Oliveira, Patricia V B Palma, Gabriela T Scortegagna, Ana B P L Stracieri, Daniela A Moraes, Juliana B E Dias, Fabiano Pieroni, Renato Cunha, Luiza Guilherme, Nathália M Santos, Milton C Foss, Dimas T Covas, Richard K Burt, Belinda P Simões, Júlio C Voltarelli, Bart O Roep, Maria C Oliveira
Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT) increases C-peptide levels and induces insulin independence in patients with type 1 diabetes. This study aimed to investigate how clinical outcomes may associate with the immunological status, especially concerning the balance between immunoregulation and autoreactivity. Twenty-one type 1 diabetes patients were monitored after AHSCT and assessed every 6 months for duration of insulin independence, C-peptide levels, frequencies of islet-specific autoreactive CD8(+) T cells (CTL), regulatory lymphocyte subsets, thymic function, and T-cell repertoire diversity...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271555/immune-reconstitution-inflammatory-syndrome-presenting-as-secondary-syphilis-with-polymorphous-erythema-and-knee-arthritis
#19
J Brochard, L Khatchatourian, P Woaye-Hune, C Biron, M Lefebvre, M Denis-Musquer, P Grange, N Dupin, F Raffi
Syphilis and HIV are strongly linked to one another and immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) after antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation can complicate matters. A 24-years-old homosexual man was hospitalized for fever, cough and headache. HIV infection had been diagnosed 5 years earlier but he discontinued ART for the last 2 years. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
March 8, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261277/gene-therapy-for-primary-immune-deficiencies-a-canadian-perspective
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Xiaobai Xu, Chetankumar S Tailor, Eyal Grunebaum
The use of gene therapy (GT) for the treatment of primary immune deficiencies (PID) including severe combined immune deficiency (SCID) has progressed significantly in the recent years. In particular, long-term studies have shown that adenosine deaminase (ADA) gene delivery into ADA-deficient hematopoietic stem cells that are then transplanted into the patients corrects the abnormal function of the ADA enzyme, which leads to immune reconstitution. In contrast, the outcome was disappointing for patients with X-linked SCID, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome and chronic granulomatous disease who received GT followed by autologous gene corrected transplantations, as many developed hematological malignancies...
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
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