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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923274/frequency-of-fetal-maternal-microchimerism-an-analysis-of-the-hla-drb1-gene-in-cord-blood-and-maternal-sample-pairs
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Eun Youn Roh, Jong Hyun Yoon, Sue Shin, Eun Young Song, Hye Yoon Chung, Myoung Hee Park
PURPOSE: We aimed to investigate the frequency of fetal-maternal microchimerism among cord blood (CB) from a Korean population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We previously developed a nested polymerase chain reaction-single-strand conformation polymorphism method for microchimerism detection that is highly sensitive (0.01-0.001%) and specific. We used this method to investigate the frequency of fetal-maternal HLA-DRB1 microchimerism among 153 maternal and 152 CB samples...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921410/downregulation-of-immunosuppressive-molecules-pd-1-and-pd-l1-but-not-pd-l2-in-the-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis
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Mohammad Reza Javan, Saeed Aslani, Mohammad Reza Zamani, Javad Rostamnejad, Milad Asadi, Mahdi Farhoodi, Mohammad Hossein Nicknam
Programmed cell death-1 (PD-1) and its ligands, PD-L1 and PD-L2, have been regarded as important immune system regulatory molecules. The aberrant expression of the molecules has been related to several autoimmune disorders. This study is aimed to assess the mRNA expression level of PD-1, PD-L1, and PD-L2 molecules in the peripheral blood mononuclear mells (PBMCs) from multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. PBMCs were isolated from the whole blood of 50 MS and 50 healthy individuals. Total RNA content of the leukocytes was extracted...
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917700/posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-following-elevated-mean-arterial-pressures-for-cervical-spinal-cord-injury
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Jeffrey H Zimering, Addisu Mesfin
BACKGROUND: Increasing the mean arterial pressure (MAP) is an accepted treatment modality to minimize the risk for irreversible neurologic damage secondary to spinal cord ischemia. Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a rare complication occurring after transplantation surgery, in persons having an autoimmune disorder or after abrupt increases in blood pressure of various etiologies. STUDY DESIGN: Case report. METHODS: Retrospective evaluation of medical records...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917035/polyglandular-autoimmune-syndrome-in-pregnancy-case-report
#4
Basilio Pecorino, Maria Cristina Teodoro, Paolo Scollo
Type III Polyglandular Autoimmune Syndrome is a multiple endocrine disorders disease determined by autoimmunity; it can be diagnosed if a patient is affected by Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and another autoimmune disease, except Addison Disease, for example Autoimmune Hashimoto Thyroiditis or Celiac Disease. R.D., 34-year-old woman (gravida 2 para 1), was referred to the High Risk Pregnancy Outpatient Clinic at Cannizzaro Hospital in Catania at 8 weeks' gestation. She was affected from type III Polyglandular Autoimmune Disease (Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus, Autoimmune Hashimoto Thyroiditis and Celiac Disease)...
September 2016: Italian Journal of Gynaecology & Obstetrics: Official Publication of the Societa Italiana di Ginecologia e Ostetricia (SIGO)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914600/polymorphisms-in-nat2-n-acetyltransferase-2-gene-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Elaine Cristina Lima Dos Santos, Amanda Chaves Pinto, Evandro Mendes Klumb, Jacyara Maria Brito Macedo
OBJECTIVE: To investigate potential associations of four substitutions in NAT2 gene and of acetylator phenotype of NAT2 with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and clinical phenotypes. METHODS: Molecular analysis of 481C>T, 590G>A, 857G>A, and 191G>A substitutions in the NAT2 gene was performed by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) technique, from DNA extracted from peripheral blood samples obtained from patients with SLE (n=91) and controls (n=97)...
November 2016: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913548/warm-antibody-autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia
#6
Theodosia A Kalfa
Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) is a rare and heterogeneous disease that affects 1 to 3/100 000 patients per year. AIHA caused by warm autoantibodies (w-AIHA), ie, antibodies that react with their antigens on the red blood cell optimally at 37°C, is the most common type, comprising ∼70% to 80% of all adult cases and ∼50% of pediatric cases. About half of the w-AIHA cases are called primary because no specific etiology can be found, whereas the rest are secondary to other recognizable underlying disorders...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905968/monitoring-the-prevalence-of-thyroid-disorders-in-the-adult-population-of-northeast-germany
#7
Rehman Mehmood Khattak, Till Ittermann, Matthias Nauck, Harald Below, Henry Völzke
BACKGROUND: Only a few studies like ours have investigated the effect of long-term stable iodine supply on thyroid disorders in a historically iodine-deficient population, but not with a long follow-up time of 10 years. METHODS: Data were derived from two independent population-based cohorts of the Study of Health in Pomerania (SHIP-0 [1997-2001] and SHIP-TREND [2008-2012]) comprising 4308 and 4420 subjects, respectively. Diagnosed thyroid disorders were assessed...
November 8, 2016: Population Health Metrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891401/premature-ovarian-failure-an-association-with-autoimmune-diseases
#8
Ayesha, Vandana Jha, Deepti Goswami
INTRODUCTION: Premature Ovarian Failure (POF) is the cessation of ovarian function before the age of 40 years. POF is reported to be associated with autoimmune diseases in 20-30% of cases. AIM: Patients presenting with idiopathic POF were screened for the presence of autoimmune disorders. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty patients with idiopathic POF were included in the study. Baseline investigation in all subjects included fasting serum FSH, LH, E2, progesterone, free T3, free T4, Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH) and Anti-Thyroperoxidase (anti-TPO) antibodies, testosterone and Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEAS) levels...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886579/a-cytokine-study-of-pediatric-tourette-s-disorder-without-obsessive-compulsive-disorder
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Seung-Min Yeon, Ju Hyung Lee, Daewon Kang, Hyuna Bae, Ki Yong Lee, Seohoon Jin, Jung Ryul Kim, Yong Woo Jung, Tae Won Park
It has been suggested that post-infectious inflammation in central nervous system is a cause of tic disorder including Tourette's disorder (TD). Since pro-inflammatory cytokines are important mediators inducing inflammation, the cytokine levels are regarded as one of the important indicators of inflammation. Several studies have investigated the relationship of autoimmunity and the pathogenesis of TD by measuring the inflammatory cytokine levels of blood. However, when using human samples, the experimental results can be affected by the factors like size of sample, comorbidity, medication that patients take and the severity of the diseases...
November 10, 2016: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878683/april-gene-polymorphism-and-serum-sapril-levels-in-children-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#10
Shideh Namazi, Nader Tajik, Vahid Ziaee, Maryam Sadr, Samaneh Soltani, Arezou Rezaei, Samaneh Zoghi, Nima Rezaei
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multi-factor autoimmune disorder with diverse clinical manifestations and unclear pathogenesis. Genetic components play important roles in the incidence and development of SLE. Among these, APRIL as a cytokine has roles in the stimulation and antibody production in B cells. APRIL was hypothesized to be associated with SLE. The aim of this study was to assess the involvement of the APRIL gene in SLE susceptibility in Iranian patients. A single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) for rs11552708 of APRIL gene was analyzed by real-time PCR in 60 SLE Iranian children and 64 healthy controls...
November 23, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878564/the-role-of-b7-family-costimulatory-molecules-and-indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-in-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-and-systemic-sclerosis
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Nóra Legány, László Berta, László Kovács, Attila Balog, Gergely Toldi
B7 costimulatory molecules are present on antigen-presenting cells (APCs) and influence intracellular expression of indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO), a molecule with important immunoregulatory functions. We determined the frequency of activated (CD11b+) monocytes expressing B7-1, B7-2, B7-H1, and B7-H2 molecules, and that of CD3+ and CD4+ T cells expressing the corresponding CD28, CTLA-4, PD-1, and ICOS receptors in peripheral blood samples of 20 healthy adults and 9 SSc and 15 pSS patients using flow cytometry...
November 23, 2016: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866578/leukocytosis-and-leukemia
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Page Widick, Eric S Winer
Leukocytosis is among the most common findings on peripheral blood smear. A wide range of causes may mediate this finding, and careful clinical and laboratory evaluation assist in differentiating between benign and malignant causes of increased white blood cell counts. In this article, various nonmalignant causes are explored, including infectious, inflammatory, autoimmune, and allergic. In addition, malignant causes of leukocytosis are discussed, including myeloproliferative disorders, acute leukemia, and chronic leukemia, as well as treatment and monitoring for patients with these diseases...
December 2016: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862977/low-dose-il-2-increase-regulatory-t-cells-and-elevate-platelets-in-a-patient-with-immune-thrombocytopenia
#13
Jiakui Zhang, Yanjie Ruan, Yuanyuan Shen, Qianshan Tao, Huiping Wang, Lili Tao, Yin Pan, Huizi Fang, Yiping Wang, Zhimin Zhai
Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is an autoimmune disorder in which its immune system destroy platelets and lead to haemorrhage symptom. Recent studies have found that regulatory T cells (Tregs) in peripheral blood, bone marrow, and spleen were reduced in ITP patients and recovered after effective ITP therapy. Low-dose Interleukin-2 (IL-2) has been reported recently to increase Tregs and used to treat autoimmune disease including graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) after organ transplantation and HCV-related autoimmune vasculitis...
November 9, 2016: Cytometry. Part B, Clinical Cytometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862781/levels-of-soluble-trem-1-in-children-with-newly-diagnosed-type-1-diabetes-and-their-siblings-without-type-1-diabetes-a-danish-case-control-study
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Steffen U Thorsen, Christian B Pipper, Henrik B Mortensen, Kristin Skogstrand, Flemming Pociot, Jesper Johannesen, Jannet Svensson
BACKGROUND: Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an organ-specific autoimmune disease with an increase in incidence worldwide including Denmark. The triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells-1 (TREM-1) is a potent amplifier of pro-inflammatory responses and has been linked to autoimmunity, severe psychiatric disorders, sepsis, and cancer. HYPOTHESIS: Our primary hypothesis was that levels of soluble TREM-1 (sTREM-1) differed between newly diagnosed children with T1D and their siblings without T1D...
November 10, 2016: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861951/plasma-is-a-strategic-resource
#15
Paul F W Strengers, Harvey G Klein
Plasma-derived medicinal products (PDMPs) such as immunoglobulins and clotting factors are listed by the World Health Organization as essential medicines. These and other PDMPs are crucial for the prophylaxis and treatment of patients with bleeding disorders, immune deficiencies, autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, and a variety of congenital deficiency disorders. While changes in clinical practice in developed countries have reduced the need for red blood cell transfusions thereby significantly reducing the collection volumes of whole blood and recovered plasma suitable for fractionation, the need for PDMPs worldwide continues to increase...
December 2016: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861905/attenuation-of-experimental-autoimmune-neuritis-with-locally-administered-lovastatin-encapsulating-plga-nanoparticles
#16
Kelly A Langert, Bruktawit Goshu, Evan B Stubbs
Acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (AIDP) is an aggressive antibody- and T cell-mediated variant of Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS), a prominent and debilitating autoimmune disorder of the peripheral nervous system. Despite advancements in clinical management, treatment of patients with AIDP/GBS and its chronic variant CIDP remains palliative and relies on the use of non-specific immune-modulating therapies. Our laboratory has previously reported that therapeutic administration of statins safely attenuates the clinical severity of experimental autoimmune neuritis (EAN), a well-characterized animal model of AIDP/GBS, by restricting the migration of autoreactive leukocytes across peripheral nerve microvascular endoneurial endothelial cells (PNMECs) that form the blood-nerve barrier...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857032/eosinophilic-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-presenting-with-skin-rashes-eosinophilic-cholecystitis-and-retinal-vasculitis
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Mingbing Zeng, Xialin Liu, Yizhi Liu
BACKGROUND Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA), also known as Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS), is a rare vasculitis of unknown etiology. Most of the patients have a long history of asthma and then develop autoimmune inflammation of small and medium-sized blood vessels, with consequent reduction of blood flow to various organs and tissues. EGPA can cause disorders in multiple systems; the most seriously affected organs are the retina, kidney, brain, cardiovascular system, and skin. CASE REPORT The patient was hospitalized for high fever and skin rashes and then developed right upper abdominal pain, decreased visual acuity, coma, and convulsions...
November 18, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835759/zika-virus-epidemic-in-brazil-i-fatal-disease-in-adults-clinical-and-laboratorial-aspects
#18
Raimunda S S Azevedo, Marialva T Araujo, Arnaldo J Martins Filho, Consuelo S Oliveira, Bruno T D Nunes, Ana C R Cruz, Ana G P A C Nascimento, Rita C Medeiros, Cezar A M Caldas, Fernando C Araujo, Juarez A S Quaresma, Barbara C B Vasconcelos, Maria G L Queiroz, Elizabeth S Travassos da Rosa, Daniele F Henriques, Eliana V P Silva, Jannifer O Chiang, Lívia C Martins, Daniele B A Medeiros, Juliana A Lima, Márcio R T Nunes, Jedson F Cardoso, Sandro P Silva, Pei-Yong Shi, Robert B Tesh, Sueli G Rodrigues, Pedro F C Vasconcelos
BACKGROUND: Zika virus (ZIKV) was first detected in Brazil in May 2015 and the country experienced an explosive epidemic. However, recent studies indicate that the introduction of ZIKV occurred in late 2013. Cases of microcephaly and deaths associated with ZIKV infection were identified in Brazil in November, 2015. OBJECTIVES: To determine the etiology of three fatal adult cases. STUDY DESIGN: Here we report three fatal adult cases of ZIKV disease...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833458/monitoring-the-prevalence-of-thyroid-disorders-in-the-adult-population-of-northeast-germany
#19
Rehman Mehmood Khattak, Till Ittermann, Matthias Nauck, Harald Below, Henry Völzke
BACKGROUND: Only a few studies like ours have investigated the effect of long-term stable iodine supply on thyroid disorders in a historically iodine-deficient population, but not with a long follow-up time of 10 years. METHODS: Data were derived from two independent population-based cohorts of the Study of Health in Pomerania (SHIP-0 [1997-2001] and SHIP-TREND [2008-2012]) comprising 4308 and 4420 subjects, respectively. Diagnosed thyroid disorders were assessed...
2016: Population Health Metrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832278/il-17a-promotes-rantes-expression-but-not-il-16-in-orbital-fibroblasts-via-cd40-cd40l-combination-in-thyroid-associated-ophthalmopathy
#20
Sijie Fang, Yazhuo Huang, Sisi Zhong, Yidan Zhang, Xingtong Liu, Yang Wang, Ping Gu, Huifang Zhou, Xianqun Fan
Purpose: This present study aims to investigate the phenotype of IL-17A-producing T cells in thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO) and the role of IL-17A on RANTES and IL-16 expression in orbital fibroblasts (OFs) from TAO patients. Methods: Blood samples were obtained from TAO patients and healthy controls and were subjected to ELISA and flow cytometry analysis. Primary human OFs cultured from surgical wastes were stimulated with IL-17A in the presence or absence of CD40L and were examined by qRT-PCR, ELISA, Western blotting, and apoptosis assays...
November 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
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