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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912794/a-genetic-risk-score-composed-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-risk-alleles-hla-drb1-haplotypes-and-response-to-tnfi-therapy-results-from-a-swedish-cohort-study
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Xia Jiang, Johan Askling, Saedis Saevarsdottir, Leonid Padyukov, Lars Alfredsson, Sebastien Viatte, Thomas Frisell
BACKGROUND: To prevent debilitating and irreversible joint damage, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is often treated with tumor necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi), but many patients do not respond to this costly therapy. Few predictors for response are known, and it has been proposed that genetic factors which influence the development of RA may also influence disease severity and response to therapy. Several previous studies have attempted to confirm this but results remain inconclusive. We expand on previous studies by including more RA risk alleles, and maximize power by combining them into a genetic risk score...
December 3, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912793/antibodies-against-carbamylated-proteins-and-cyclic-citrullinated-peptides-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-results-from-two-well-defined-european-cohorts
#2
Michael Ziegelasch, Myrthe A M van Delft, Philip Wallin, Thomas Skogh, César Magro-Checa, Gerda M Steup-Beekman, Leendert A Trouw, Alf Kastbom, Christopher Sjöwall
BACKGROUND: Articular manifestations are common in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) whereas erosive disease is not. Antibodies to cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) are citrulline-dependent in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), whereas the opposite is suggested in SLE, as reactivity with cyclic arginine peptide (CAP) is typically present. Antibodies targeting carbamylated proteins (anti-CarP) may occur in anti-CCP/rheumatoid factor (RF)-negative cases long before clinical onset of RA. We analysed these antibody specificities in sera from European patients with SLE in relation to phenotypes, smoking habits and imaging data...
December 3, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909437/differentially-methylated-dna-regions-in-monozygotic-twin-pairs-discordant-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-an-epigenome-wide-study
#3
Anders J Svendsen, Kristina Gervin, Robert Lyle, Lene Christiansen, Kirsten Kyvik, Peter Junker, Christian Nielsen, Gunnar Houen, Qihua Tan
OBJECTIVES: In an explorative epigenome-wide association study (EWAS) to search for gene independent, differentially methylated DNA positions and regions (DMRs) associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) by studying monozygotic (MZ) twin pairs discordant for RA. METHODS: Genomic DNA was isolated from whole blood samples from 28 MZ twin pairs discordant for RA. DNA methylation was measured using the HumanMethylation450 BeadChips. Smoking, anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies, and immunosuppressive treatment were included as covariates...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908754/cyclic-citrullinated-mbp87-99-peptide-stimulates-t-cell-responses-implications-in-triggering-disease
#4
Vasso Apostolopoulos, George Deraos, Minos-Timotheos Matsoukas, Stephanie Day, Lily Stojanovska, Theodore Tselios, Maria-Eleni Androutsou, John Matsoukas
Amino acid mutations to agonist peptide epitopes of myelin proteins have been used to modulate immune responses and experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE, animal model of multiple sclerosis). Such amino acid alteration are termed, altered peptide ligands (APL). We have shown that the agonist myelin basic protein (MBP) 87-99 epitope (MBP87-99) with crucial T cell receptor (TCR) substitutions at positions 91 and 96 (K(91),P(96) (TCR contact residues) to R(91),A(96); [R(91),A(96)]MBP87-99) results in altered T cell responses and inhibits EAE symptoms...
November 19, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906052/antibody-responses-to-de-novo-identified-citrullinated-fibrinogen-peptides-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-visualization-of-the-corresponding-b-cells
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Vijay Joshua, Loes Schobers, Philip J Titcombe, Lena Israelsson, Johan Rönnelid, Monika Hansson, Anca I Catrina, Ger J M Pruijn, Vivianne Malmström
BACKGROUND: Antibodies against citrullinated proteins (ACPA) are common in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). ACPA can appear before disease onset and target many self-antigens. Citrullinated fibrin/fibrinogen represents a classical ACPA target antigen, and mass spectrometry of RA synovial fluid reveals elevated citrullinated (cit) fibrinogen (Fib) peptides compared to non-RA controls. We investigated the extent to which these less-studied peptides represent autoantibody targets and sought to visualize the corresponding cit-Fib-reactive B cells in RA patients...
December 1, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906045/smoking-is-associated-with-the-concurrent-presence-of-multiple-autoantibodies-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-rather-than-with-anti-citrullinated-protein-antibodies-per-se-a-multicenter-cohort-study
#6
Tineke J van Wesemael, Sofia Ajeganova, Jennifer Humphreys, Chikashi Terao, Ammar Muhammad, Deborah P M Symmons, Alex J MacGregor, Ingiäld Hafström, Leendert A Trouw, Annette H M van der Helm-van Mil, Tom W J Huizinga, Tsuneyo Mimori, René E M Toes, Fumihiko Matsuda, Björn Svensson, Suzanne M M Verstappen, Diane van der Woude
BACKGROUND: The contribution of smoking to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is hypothesized to be mediated through formation of anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPA). In RA, however, autoantibodies such as ACPA, rheumatoid factor (RF), and anti-carbamylated protein antibodies (anti-CarP) often occur together, and it is thus unclear whether smoking is specifically associated with some autoantibodies rather than others. We therefore investigated whether smoking is only associated with ACPA or with the presence of multiple RA-related autoantibodies...
December 1, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896063/necrotizing-tracheobronchitis-associated-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#7
Shigehisa Kajikawa, Kazushi Noda, Yasuhiro Nozaki
We report a case of necrotizing tracheobronchitis with rheumatoid arthritis. A 64 year-old-man presented with dry cough and was initially diagnosed with community-acquired pneumonia. The patient was admitted; he received initial antibiotic treatment. The treatment was effective and the symptoms worsened. Bronchoscopy was performed for more thorough examination. It showed that white and soft tissues were on the trachea-bronchus. Transbronchial biopsy of the tracheal lesions revealed necrotic tissue with squamous metaplasia and inflammatory cells...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895642/functional-and-structural-characterization-of-a-novel-hla-drb1-04-01-restricted-%C3%AE-enolase-t-cell-epitope-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Christina Gerstner, Anatoly Dubnovitsky, Charlotta Sandin, Genadiy Kozhukh, Hannes Uchtenhagen, Eddie A James, Johan Rönnelid, Anders Jimmy Ytterberg, Jennifer Pieper, Evan Reed, Carolina Tandre, Mary Rieck, Roman A Zubarev, Lars Rönnblom, Tatyana Sandalova, Jane H Buckner, Adnane Achour, Vivianne Malmström
Antibodies to citrullinated proteins, common in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, are strongly associated to a specific set of HLA-DR alleles including HLA-DRB1*04:01, *04:04, and *01:01. Here, we first demonstrate that autoantibody levels toward the dominant citrullinated B cell epitope from α-enolase are significantly elevated in HLA-DRB1*04:01-positive RA patients. Furthermore, we identified α-enolase-derived T cell epitopes and demonstrated that native and citrullinated versions of several peptides bind with different affinities to HLA-DRB1*04:01, *04:04, and *01:01...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895639/netosis-as-source-of-autoantigens-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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REVIEW
Elisa Corsiero, Federico Pratesi, Edoardo Prediletto, Michele Bombardieri, Paola Migliorini
In neutrophils (but also in eosinophils and in mast cells), different inflammatory stimuli induce histone deimination, chromatin decondensation, and NET formation. These web-like structures that trap and kill microbes contain DNA, cationic granule proteins, and antimicrobial peptides, but the most abundant proteins are core histones. Histones contained in NETs have been deiminated, and arginines are converted in citrullines. While deimination is a physiological process amplified in inflammatory conditions, only individuals carrying genetic predisposition to develop rheumatoid arthritis (RA) make antibodies to deiminated proteins...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891127/regulation-of-chemokine-activity-a-focus-on-the-role-of-dipeptidyl-peptidase-iv-cd26
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REVIEW
Mieke Metzemaekers, Jo Van Damme, Anneleen Mortier, Paul Proost
Chemokines are small, chemotactic proteins that play a crucial role in leukocyte migration and are, therefore, essential for proper functioning of the immune system. Chemokines exert their chemotactic effect by activation of chemokine receptors, which are G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), and interaction with glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). Furthermore, the exact chemokine function is modulated at the level of posttranslational modifications. Among the different types of posttranslational modifications that were found to occur in vitro and in vivo, i...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890855/linker-stability-influences-the-anti-tumor-activity-of-acetazolamide-drug-conjugates-for-the-therapy-of-renal-cell-carcinoma
#11
Samuele Cazzamalli, Alberto Dal Corso, Dario Neri
Small molecule-drug conjugates (SMDCs) are increasingly being considered as an alternative to antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) for the selective delivery of anticancer agents to the tumor site, sparing normal tissues. Carbonic anhydrase IX (CAIX) is a membrane-bound enzyme, which is over-expressed in the majority of renal cell carcinomas and which can be efficiently targeted in vivo, using charged derivatives of acetazolamide, a small heteroaromatic sulfonamide. Here, we show that SMDC products, obtained by the coupling of acetazolamide with monomethyl auristatin E (MMAE) using dipeptide linkers, display a potent anti-tumoral activity in mice bearing xenografted SKRC-52 renal cell carcinomas...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887962/synthesis-of-a-biological-active-%C3%AE-hairpin-peptide-by-addition-of-two-structural-motifs
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Sabrina Fischer, Matthias Lamping, Maike Gold, Yvonne Röttger, Dörte Brödje, Richard Dodel, Renate Frantz, Mobarak Abu Mraheil, Trinad Chakraborty, Armin Geyer
The idea of privileged scaffolds - that there seem to be more bioactive compounds found around some structures than others - is well established for small drug molecules, but has little significance for standalone peptide secondary structures whose adaptable shapes escape the definition of a 3D motif in the absence of a protein scaffold. Here, we joined two independent biological functions in a single highly restricted peptide to support the hypothesis that the β-hairpin shape is the common basis of two otherwise unrelated biological recognition processes...
November 15, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887639/prevalence-sensitivity-and-specificity-of-antibodies-against-carbamylated-proteins-in-a-monocentric-cohort-of-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-other-autoimmune-rheumatic-diseases
#13
Arbi Pecani, Cristiano Alessandri, Francesca Romana Spinelli, Roberta Priori, Valeria Riccieri, Manuela Di Franco, Fulvia Ceccarelli, Tania Colasanti, Monica Pendolino, Riccardo Mancini, Simona Truglia, Cristiana Barbati, Marta Vomero, Danilo Sabatinelli, Francesca Morello, Guido Valesini, Fabrizio Conti
BACKGROUND: Antibodies against carbamylated proteins (anti-CarP) have been recently identified in the sera of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The objective of the study was to evaluate the prevalence, sensitivity and specificity of anti-CarP compared to anti-citrullinated peptide antibodies (ACPA) and rheumatoid factor (RF), replicating the existing data in a large cohort of Italian patients with RA and extending the evaluation to other autoimmune rheumatic diseases (AIRDs). METHODS: Serum samples (n = 607) from 309 patients with RA, 200 disease controls and 98 normal healthy subjects (NHS) were evaluated...
November 25, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885378/netosis-provides-the-link-between-activation-of-neutrophils-on-hemodialysis-membrane-and-comorbidities-in-dialyzed-patients
#14
REVIEW
Marie Korabecna, Vladimir Tesar
INTRODUCTION: Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) are formed by activated neutrophils during the process of NETosis in which the nuclear material is released into extracellular space, including DNA molecules, citrullinated histones, and neutrophil granule enzymes, such as elastase. This material forms networks that are able not only to physically entrap bacteria but also to provide elevated concentration of bactericidal components. Over the last years, it has become clear that NETs can also be formed under numerous sterile inflammatory conditions, i...
November 24, 2016: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885170/elucidation-of-the-polyamine-biosynthesis-pathway-during-brazilian-pine-araucaria-angustifolia-seed-development
#15
Leandro F de Oliveira, Paula Elbl, Bruno V Navarro, Amanda F Macedo, André L W Dos Santos, Eny I S Floh
Polyamines (PAs), such as spermidine and spermine, as well as amino acids that are substrates for their biosynthesis, are known to be essential for plant development. However, little is known about the gene expression and metabolic switches associated with the ornithine/arginine and PA biosynthetic pathway during seed development in conifers. To understand these metabolic switches, the enzyme activity of arginine decarboxylase and ornithine decarboxylase, as well as the contents of PAs and amino acids were evaluated in three Araucaria angustifolia (Bertol...
November 23, 2016: Tree Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882131/role-of-peptidylarginine-deiminase-type-4-in-gastric-cancer
#16
Jiang Xin, Xiuqi Song
Peptidylarginine deiminase type 4 (PADI4) post-translationally converts peptidylarginine to citrulline, appearing to be overexpressed in numerous carcinomas. The current study aimed to investigate the expression of PADI4 in gastric cancer tissues and its effect on the biological activities of SGC-7901 and AGS tumor cell lines. The expression of PADI4 was determined in gastric cancer and normal gastric mucosa tissues using western blot analysis and reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879405/does-citrulline-sit-at-the-nexus-of-metformin-s-pleotropic-effects-on-metabolism-and-mediate-its-salutatory-effects-in-individuals-with-type-2-diabetes
#17
Brian A Irving, Guillaume Spielmann
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876072/high-specificity-bioinformatics-framework-for-epigenomic-profiling-of-discordant-twins-reveals-specific-and-shared-markers-for-acpa-and-acpa-positive-rheumatoid-arthritis
#18
David Gomez-Cabrero, Malin Almgren, Louise K Sjöholm, Aase H Hensvold, Mikael V Ringh, Rakel Tryggvadottir, Juha Kere, Annika Scheynius, Nathalie Acevedo, Lovisa Reinius, Margaret A Taub, Carolina Montano, Martin J Aryee, Jason I Feinberg, Andrew P Feinberg, Jesper Tegnér, Lars Klareskog, Anca I Catrina, Tomas J Ekström
BACKGROUND: Twin studies are powerful models to elucidate epigenetic modifications resulting from gene-environment interactions. Yet, commonly a limited number of clinical twin samples are available, leading to an underpowered situation afflicted with false positives and hampered by low sensitivity. We investigated genome-wide DNA methylation data from two small sets of monozygotic twins representing different phases during the progression of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) to find novel genes for further research...
November 22, 2016: Genome Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873460/sortase-a-generated-highly-potent-anti-cd20-mmae-conjugates-for-efficient-elimination-of-b-lineage-lymphomas
#19
Liqiang Pan, Wenbin Zhao, Jun Lai, Ding Ding, Qian Zhang, Xiaoyue Yang, Minmin Huang, Shijie Jin, Yingchun Xu, Su Zeng, James J Chou, Shuqing Chen
Antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) targeting antigens expressed on the surface of tumor cells are an effective approach for delivering drugs into the cells via antigen-mediated endocytosis. One of the well-known tumor antigens, the CD20 of B-lymphocyte, has long been suggested to be noninternalizing epitope, and is thus not considered a desirable target for ADCs. Here, sortase A (srtA)-mediated transpeptidation is used to specifically conjugate triple glycine-modified monomethyl auristatin E (MMAE), a highly toxic antimitotic agent, to anti-CD20 ofatumumab (OFA) equipped with a short C-terminal LPETG (5 amino acids) tag at heavy chain (HL), which generates ADCs that show extremely strong potency in killing CD20 positive cancer cells...
November 22, 2016: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870649/the-reliability-of-disease-activity-score-in-28-joints-c-reactive-protein-might-be-overestimated-in-a-subgroup-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-when-the-score-is-solely-based-on-subjective-parameters-a-cross-sectional-exploratory-study
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Inger Marie Jensen Hansen, Rikke Asmussen Andreasen, Mark Nam van Bui Hansen, Amir Emamifar
BACKGROUND: Disease Activity Score in 28 Joints (DAS28) is a scoring system to evaluate disease activity and treatment response in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A DAS28 score of greater than 3.2 is a well-described limit for treatment intensification; however, the reliability of DAS28 might be overestimated. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the reliability of DAS28 in RA, especially focusing on a subgroup of patients with a DAS28 score of greater than 3...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
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