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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334723/methacholine-bronchial-provocation-test-in-patients-with-asthma-serial-measurements-and-clinical-significance
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Hyun-Jung Seo, Pureun-Haneul Lee, Byeong-Gon Kim, Sun-Hye Lee, Jong-Sook Park, Junehyuck Lee, Sung-Woo Park, Do-Jin Kim, Choon-Sik Park, An-Soo Jang
Background/Aims: The methacholine bronchial provocation test (MBPT) is used to detect and quantify airway hyper-responsiveness (AHR). Since improvements in the severity of asthma are associated with improvements in AHR, clinical studies of asthma therapies routinely use the change of airway responsiveness as an objective outcome. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between serial MBPT and clinical profiles in patients with asthma. Methods: A total of 323 asthma patients were included in this study...
January 17, 2018: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334536/nationwide-trend-analysis-of-pediatric-inpatients-with-immune-thrombocytopenia-in-the-united-states
#2
Yusuke Okubo, Atsuhiko Handa
BACKGROUND: Several studies have reported the epidemiology of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) among children in the United States and other countries. However, recent trends in ITP among hospitalized children and hospital course remain unknown at a national level in the United States. METHOD: Hospital discharge records of patients with ITP aged 19 years and younger were obtained for the years 2003, 2006, 2009, and 2012 using the Kids' Inpatient Database. Data were weighted to estimate the annual hospitalization rates in the United States with trend analyses...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333781/-research-progress-on-the-relationship-between-triggering-receptor-expressed-on-myeloid-cells-1-and-2-and-malignant-tumors
#3
Yang Yun, Wu Wuchao, Wu Yafei, Zhao Lei
Increasing scientific evidence supports the positive relationship between inflammation and cancer development. The immune response initiated by pattern recognition receptors is critical to triggering of tumor-associated inflammation. Triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells (TREM) is an immunoglobulin of the super transmembrane glycoprotein family, which is mainly expressed on select groups of myeloid cells. The most important members of TREM comprise TREM-1 and TREM-2. Activation of TREM-1 and TREM-2 signaling is initiated upon binding of their ligands...
December 1, 2017: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333035/the-activity-of-immunoglobulin-y-anti-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-on-proliferation-and-cytokine-expression-of-rat-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells
#4
Sri Agus Sudjarwo, Koerniasari Eraiko, Giftania Wardani Sudjarwo, Koerniasari
Objective: It has long been known that chickens, like mammals, are capable of producing antigen-specific immunoglobulin Y (IgY), which functions similar to IgG. The present study was performed to investigate the activity of IgY anti-Mycobacterium tuberculosis on proliferation, interleukin (IL)-2, and interferon (IFN)-γ expression of rat peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs). Materials and Methods: The activity of IgY anti-M. tuberculosis in different doses (25, 50, and 100 μg/ml) on rat PBMCs proliferation was determined by 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyl tetrazolium bromide assay...
December 2017: Pharmacognosy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332930/bullosis-diabeticorum-a-rare-presentation-with-immunoglobulin-g-igg-deposition-related-vasculopathy-case-report-and-focused-review
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Hardik Sonani, Sohail Abdul Salim, Vishnu V Garla, Anna Wile, Venkataraman Palabindala
BACKGROUND Bullosis diabeticorum (BD) is a condition characterized by recurrent, spontaneous, and non-inflammatory blistering in patients with poorly controlled diabetes mellitus. While etiopathogenesis remains unclear, roles of neuropathy, vasculopathy and UV light are hypothesized. Most literature reports negative direct and indirect immunofluorescence findings in diabetics with bullous eruptions. Porphyria cutanea tarda, bullous pemphigoid, epidermolysis bullosa, and pseudoporphyria are other differential diagnoses of bullous lesions, and they must be excluded...
January 15, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332510/localized-autoimmune-pancreatitis-mimicking-pancreatic-cancer-case-report-and-literature-review
#6
Wen-Ling Hsu, Shu-Min Chang, Pei-Yin Wu, Chin-Chuan Chang
Autoimmune pancreatitis (AP) is a rare autoimmune pancreatic manifestation of systemic immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-related sclerosing disease. Distinguishing between AP and pancreatic cancer is crucial because the clinical courses, treatments, and prognoses of these two disease entities are quite different. We herein report a case involving a 52-year-old man with subacute epigastralgia who visited our hospital for evaluation of a suspicious pancreatic mass found during esophagogastroduodenoscopy. Enhanced computed tomography (CT) revealed an enlarged lesion in the pancreatic head with encasement of hepatic vessels...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332023/autonomic-response-testing-compared-with-immunoglobulin-e-allergy-panel-test-results-preliminary-report
#7
Autumn Frandsen, Mark McClure, Myung Kyu Chung, Patrick J LaRiccia
Context • Chronically ill patients who have failed standard medical assessment and therapies are often assessed by integrative medical providers for atypical manifestations of allergies as the possible source or contributing factor(s) to their condition. Skin testing and immunoglobulin E (IgE) allergy panels increase the cost of care in these patients. Objective • The objective of this study was to determine the accuracy of autonomic response testing (ART) as compared with IgE allergy panel blood tests...
January 15, 2018: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331505/successful-treatment-of-anti-angiotensin-ii-type-1-receptor-antibody-associated-rejection-in-kidney-transplantation-a-case-report
#8
P Wiwattanathum, A Ingsathit, D Thammanichanond, S Worawichawong
Angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1R) antibody, a non-HLA antibody, has been found to have a detrimental effect on kidney allografts. Similarly to HLA antibodies, recipients who have AT1R antibodies are at risk for allograft rejection and poor long-term graft outcome. Besides mediating allograft rejections via direct effects on endothelial and vascular smooth muscle without complement activation, AT1R antibodies may lead to accelerated hypertension via the renin-angiotensin pathway. There has been no definite level of AT1R antibody that predicts allograft rejection...
January 10, 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330783/clinical-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-infliximab-in-the-treatment-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Amy Hemperly, Niels Vande Casteele
Infliximab was the first monoclonal antibody to be approved for the treatment of pediatric and adult patients with moderately to severely active Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). It has been shown to induce and maintain both clinical remission and mucosal healing in pediatric and adult patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who are unresponsive or refractory to conventional therapies. The administration of infliximab is weight-based and the drug is administered intravenously. The volume of distribution of infliximab is low and at steady state ranges from 4...
January 12, 2018: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330741/coronary-artery-aneurysm-regression-after-kawasaki-disease-and-associated-risk-factors-a-3-year-follow-up-study-in-east-china
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Yunjia Tang, Wenhua Yan, Ling Sun, Qiuqin Xu, Yueyue Ding, Haitao Lv
Kawasaki disease (KD) is the leading cause of acquired heart disease due to its complicated coronary artery lesions. Up to now, few studies were focused on the status of persistent coronary artery aneurysms (CAA) in KD patients. The present study was designed to identify the coronary artery outcomes and seek the risk factors associated with the regression of CAA in KD patients. One hundred and twenty KD patients with CAA hospitalized in Children's Hospital of Soochow University from Jan 2008 to Dec 2013 were prospectively studied by a 3-year follow-up...
January 12, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330707/effects-of-periodontal-treatment-on-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-patients-with-lifestyle-related-diseases-japanese-prospective-multicentre-observational-study
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Chieko Kudo, Wee Soo Shin, Nobuhiro Sasaki, Kazuo Harai, Kai Kato, Hiroaki Seino, Eiji Goke, Takemasa Fujino, Nobuichi Kuribayashi, Youko Onuki Pearce, Masato Taira, Ryoji Matsushima, Masato Minabe, Shogo Takashiba
Atherosclerosis, a chronic inflammatory disease in arterial blood vessels, is one of the major causes of death in worldwide. Meanwhile, periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disease caused by infection with periodontal pathogens such as P. gingivalis (Porphyromonas gingivalis). Several studies have reported association between periodontal infection and atherosclerosis, but direct investigation about the effects of periodontal treatment on atherosclerosis has not been reported. We have planned Japanese local clinics to determine the relationship between periodontal disease and atherosclerosis under collaborative with medical and dental care...
January 12, 2018: Odontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330363/disulfide-isomerization-reactions-in-titin-immunoglobulin%C3%A2-domains-enable-a-mode-of-protein-elasticity
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David Giganti, Kevin Yan, Carmen L Badilla, Julio M Fernandez, Jorge Alegre-Cebollada
The response of titin to mechanical forces is a major determinant of the function of the heart. When placed under a pulling force, the unstructured regions of titin uncoil while its immunoglobulin (Ig) domains unfold and extend. Using single-molecule atomic force microscopy, we show that disulfide isomerization reactions within Ig domains enable a third mechanism of titin elasticity. Oxidation of Ig domains leads to non-canonical disulfide bonds that stiffen titin while enabling force-triggered isomerization reactions to more extended states of the domains...
January 12, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330311/necrosis-in-anti-srp-and-anti-hmgcr-myopathies-role-of-autoantibodies-and-complement
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Yves Allenbach, Louiza Arouche-Delaperche, Corinna Preusse, Helena Radbruch, Gillian Butler-Browne, Nicolas Champtiaux, Kuberaka Mariampillai, Aude Rigolet, Peter Hufnagl, Norman Zerbe, Damien Amelin, Thierry Maisonobe, Sarah Louis-Leonard, Charles Duyckaerts, Bruno Eymard, Hans-Hilmar Goebel, Cecile Bergua, Laurent Drouot, Olivier Boyer, Olivier Benveniste, Werner Stenzel
OBJECTIVE: To characterize muscle fiber necrosis in immune-mediated necrotizing myopathies (IMNM) with anti-signal recognition particle (SRP) or anti-3-hydroxy-3-methylglutarylcoenzyme A reductase (HMGCR) antibodies and to explore its underlying molecular immune mechanisms. METHODS: Muscle biopsies from patients with IMNM were analyzed and compared to biopsies from control patients with myositis. In addition to immunostaining and reverse transcription PCR on muscle samples, in vitro immunostaining on primary muscle cells was performed...
January 12, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329957/safety-and-tolerability-of-a-novel-polyclonal-human-anti-mers-coronavirus-antibody-produced-from-transchromosomic-cattle-a-phase-1-randomised-double-blind-single-dose-escalation-study
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John H Beigel, Jocelyn Voell, Parag Kumar, Kanakatte Raviprakash, Hua Wu, Jin-An Jiao, Eddie Sullivan, Thomas Luke, Richard T Davey
BACKGROUND: Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is a severe respiratory illness with an overall mortality of 35%. There is no licensed or proven treatment. Passive immunotherapy approaches are being developed to prevent and treat several human medical conditions where alternative therapeutic options are absent. We report the safety of a fully human polyclonal IgG antibody (SAB-301) produced from the hyperimmune plasma of transchromosomic cattle immunised with a MERS coronavirus vaccine...
January 9, 2018: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329953/canine-macrophages-can-like-human-macrophages-be-in-vitro-activated-toward-the-m2a-subtype-relevant-in-allergy
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Ina Herrmann, Jelena Gotovina, Judit Fazekas-Singer, Michael B Fischer, Karin Hufnagl, Rodolfo Bianchini, Erika Jensen-Jarolim
The M2a subtype of macrophages plays an important role in human immunoglobulin E (IgE-mediated allergies) and other Th2 type immune reactions. In contrast, very little is known about these cells in the dog. Here we describe an in-vitro method to activate canine histiocytic DH82 cells and primary canine monocyte-derived macrophages (MDMs) toward the M2a macrophages using human cytokines. For a side-by-side comparison, we compared the canine cells to human MDMs, and the human monocytic cell line U937 activated towards M1-and M2a cells on the cellular and molecular level...
January 9, 2018: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329625/immune-development-and-performance-characteristics-of-romney-sheep-selected-for-either-resistance-or-resilience-to-gastrointestinal-nematodes
#16
A W Greer, J L McKenzie, R W McAnulty, J F Huntley, T N McNeilly
Immunological and performance characteristics were explored in Romney sheep from lines selected for either resistance or resilience to parasite infection. At a mean 78 days-of-age, twin lambs from a line selected for resistance (RT) and lambs from a line selected for resilience (RL) were infected with the intestinal nematode Trichostrongylus colubriformis for 100 days (I) while their twin remained as an uninfected control (C). Compared with RL, RT animals had lower levels of circulating CD4+ T-cells (P = 0...
January 30, 2018: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329570/exophthalmos-in-a-young-woman-with-no-graves-disease-a-case-report-of-igg4-related-orbitopathy
#17
Annamaria Erdei, Zita Steiber, Csaba Molnar, Ervin Berenyi, Endre V Nagy
BACKGROUND: Immunoglobulin G4-related disease (IgG4-rd) is characterized by lymphoplasmacytic infiltration and tissue fibrosis. Orbital manifestations of IgG4-rd may include unilateral or bilateral proptosis, cicatricial extraocular muscle myopathy, orbital inflammation and pain which may mimic ophthalmic Graves' disease. CASE PRESENTATION: A 25-year-old woman has been referred to the endocrinology clinic, 4 months after delivery, with suspected Graves' orbitopathy...
January 12, 2018: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329455/serologic-evidence-of-ebolavirus-infection-in-a-population-with-no-history-of-outbreaks-in-the-democratic-republic-of-the-congo
#18
Sabue Mulangu, Vivian H Alfonso, Nicole A Hoff, Reena H Doshi, Prime Mulembakani, Neville K Kisalu, Emile Okitolonda-Wemakoy, Benoit Ilunga Kebela, Hadar Marcus, Joseph Shiloach, Je Nie Phue, Linda L Wright, Jean-Jacques Muyembe-Tamfum, Nancy J Sullivan, Anne W Rimoin
Background: Previous studies suggest that cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) may go unreported because they are asymptomatic or unrecognized, but evidence is limited by study designs and sample size. Methods: A large population-based survey was conducted (n = 3415) to assess animal exposures and behaviors associated with Ebolavirus antibody prevalence in rural Kasai Oriental province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Fourteen villages were randomly selected and all healthy individuals ≥1 year of age were eligible...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328908/metabolic-induction-of-trained-immunity-through-the-mevalonate-pathway
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Siroon Bekkering, Rob J W Arts, Boris Novakovic, Ioannis Kourtzelis, Charlotte D C C van der Heijden, Yang Li, Calin D Popa, Rob Ter Horst, Julia van Tuijl, Romana T Netea-Maier, Frank L van de Veerdonk, Triantafyllos Chavakis, Leo A B Joosten, Jos W M van der Meer, Henk Stunnenberg, Niels P Riksen, Mihai G Netea
Innate immune cells can develop long-term memory after stimulation by microbial products during infections or vaccinations. Here, we report that metabolic signals can induce trained immunity. Pharmacological and genetic experiments reveal that activation of the cholesterol synthesis pathway, but not the synthesis of cholesterol itself, is essential for training of myeloid cells. Rather, the metabolite mevalonate is the mediator of training via activation of IGF1-R and mTOR and subsequent histone modifications in inflammatory pathways...
January 11, 2018: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328500/lair-1-shedding-from-human-fibroblast-like-synoviocytes-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-following-tnf-%C3%AE-stimulation
#20
Yuan Zhang, Song Wang, Haiying Dong, Xin Yi, Jinxue Zhang, Xueqin Liu, Ran Zhuang, Yong Ding
This study examined the expression of the inhibitory receptor, leukocyte-associated immunoglobulin (Ig)-like receptor-1 (LAIR-1) in fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients to investigate its potential role in the modulation of inflammatory cytokines, metalloproteinases (MMPs), and invasiveness of synoviocytes. LAIR-1 expression in synovial tissues from RA patients, osteoarthritis patients, and healthy donors was analyzed by immunohistochemistry. The membrane-bound form (mLAIR-1) was detected by flow cytometry...
January 12, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
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