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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714395/five-decades-of-cuprizone-an-updated-model-to-replicate-demyelinating-diseases
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Jose M Vega-Riquer, Gerardo Mendez-Victoriano, Raul A Morales-Luckie, Oscar Gonzalez-Perez
Multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, peripheral nerve polyneuropathy and others comprise a group of demyelinating diseases characterized by progressive (and eventually irreversible) loss of oligodendrocytes and myelin sheaths in the white matter of the brain. To date, the etiology of these disorders is not well known and no effective treatments are currently available. Therefore, further research is needed to gain a better understand and treat these patients. To accomplish this goal, it is necessary to have appropriate animal models that closely resemble the pathophysiology of these diseases...
July 17, 2017: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713377/th1-and-th17-cells-and-associated-cytokines-discriminate-among-clinically-isolated-syndrome-and-multiple-sclerosis-phenotypes
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Gabriel Arellano, Eric Acuña, Lilian I Reyes, Payton A Ottum, Patrizia De Sarno, Luis Villarroel, Ethel Ciampi, Reinaldo Uribe-San Martín, Claudia Cárcamo, Rodrigo Naves
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, inflammatory, and demyelinating disease of the central nervous system. It is a heterogeneous pathology that can follow different clinical courses, and the mechanisms that underlie the progression of the immune response across MS subtypes remain incompletely understood. Here, we aimed to determine differences in the immunological status among different MS clinical subtypes. Blood samples from untreated patients diagnosed with clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) (n = 21), different clinical forms of MS (n = 62) [relapsing-remitting (RRMS), secondary progressive, and primary progressive], and healthy controls (HCs) (n = 17) were tested for plasma levels of interferon (IFN)-γ, IL-10, TGF-β, IL-17A, and IL-17F by immunoanalysis...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706301/a-haystack-heuristic-for-autoimmune-disease-biomarker-discovery-using-next-gen-immune-repertoire-sequencing-data
#3
Leonard Apeltsin, Shengzhi Wang, H-Christian von Büdingen, Marina Sirota
Large-scale DNA sequencing of immunological repertoires offers an opportunity for the discovery of novel biomarkers for autoimmune disease. Available bioinformatics techniques however, are not adequately suited for elucidating possible biomarker candidates from within large immunosequencing datasets due to unsatisfactory scalability and sensitivity. Here, we present the Haystack Heuristic, an algorithm customized to computationally extract disease-associated motifs from next-generation-sequenced repertoires by contrasting disease and healthy subjects...
July 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698092/spasticity-in-multiple-sclerosis-contribution-of-inflammation-autoimmune-mediated-neuronal-damage-and-therapeutic-interventions
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Robert Patejdl, Uwe K Zettl
In contrast to other diseases that go along with spasticity (e.g. spinal cord injury), spasticity in chronic autoimmune diseases involving the CNS is complicated by the ongoing damage of neuronal networks that leads to permanent changes in the clinical picture of spasticity. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most frequent autoimmune disease of the central nervous system (CNS) and spasticity is one of the most disabling symptoms. It occurs in more than 80% MS patients at some point of the disease and is associated with impaired ambulation, pain and the development of contractures...
July 8, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696300/acetylcholine-producing-nk-cells-attenuate-cns-inflammation-via-modulation-of-infiltrating-monocytes-macrophages
#5
Wei Jiang, Daojing Li, Ranran Han, Chao Zhang, Wei-Na Jin, Kristofer Wood, Qiang Liu, Fu-Dong Shi, Junwei Hao
The nonneural cholinergic system of immune cells is pivotal for the maintenance of immunological homeostasis. Here we demonstrate the expression of choline acetyltransferase (ChAT) and cholinergic enzymes in murine natural killer (NK) cells. The capacity for acetylcholine synthesis by NK cells increased markedly under inflammatory conditions such as experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), in which ChAT expression escalated along with the maturation of NK cells. ChAT(+) and ChAT(-) NK cells displayed distinctive features in terms of cytotoxicity and chemokine/cytokine production...
July 10, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690849/altered-regulatory-t-cell-fractions-and-helios-expression-in-clinically-isolated-syndrome-clues-to-the-development-of-multiple-sclerosis
#6
Anderson P Jones, Stephanie Trend, Scott N Byrne, Marzena J Fabis-Pedrini, Sian Geldenhuys, David Nolan, David R Booth, William M Carroll, Robyn M Lucas, Allan G Kermode, Prue H Hart
Development of multiple sclerosis (MS) is frequently preceded by an acute or subacute neurological disturbance referred to as clinically isolated syndrome (CIS). The specific immunological disturbances present in CIS remain underexamined. This study analysed peripheral blood mononuclear cells from n=18 treatment-naive individuals with recently diagnosed CIS (<120 days) for disturbances in the phenotype of T regulatory (Treg), follicular T regulatory (Tfr), T helper (Th), follicular T helper (Tfh) and B cells...
May 2017: Clinical & Translational Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665947/a-score-test-for-comparing-cross-sectional-survival-data-with-a-fraction-of-non-susceptible-patients-and-its-application-in-clinical-immunology
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Sarah Flora Jonas, Cyprien Mbogning, Signe Hässler, Philippe Broët
OBJECTIVES: In cross-sectional studies of time-to-event data collected by patient examinations at a single random point in time, a fraction of them will not experience the event regardless of the length of the follow-up time. This is the case in clinical immunology studies that include a mixed population, with both immune-reactive and immune-tolerant (or non-susceptible) patients. In these cases, classical tests of current status data may perform poorly. New methods for testing these data are needed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656540/human-endogenous-retrovirus-w-env-increases-nitric-oxide-production-and-enhances-the-migration-ability-of-microglia-by-regulating-the-expression-of-inducible-nitric-oxide-synthase
#8
Ran Xiao, Shan Li, Qian Cao, Xiuling Wang, Qiujin Yan, Xiaoning Tu, Ying Zhu, Fan Zhu
Human endogenous retrovirus W env (HERV-W env) plays a critical role in many neuropsychological diseases such as schizophrenia and multiple sclerosis (MS). These diseases are accompanied by immunological reactions in the central nervous system (CNS). Microglia are important immunocytes in brain inflammation that can produce a gasotransmitter-nitric oxide (NO). NO not only plays a role in the function of neuronal cells but also participates in the pathogenesis of various neuropsychological diseases. In this study, we reported increased NO production in CHME-5 microglia cells after they were transfected with HERV-W env...
June 2017: Virologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652101/salt-inflammatory-joint-disease-and-autoimmunity
#9
Johanna Sigaux, Luca Semerano, Guillaume Favre, Natacha Bessis, Marie-Christophe Boissier
Salt is a vital nutrient. Excess salt intake, however, has recently been blamed for triggering and/or worsening certain autoimmune diseases. In vitro, the cells involved in innate and adaptive immune responses exhibit an inflammatory profile when placed in hypertonic saline. More specifically, macrophages release increased amounts of proinflammatory cytokines, produce reactive oxygen species, and become capable of activating the inflammasome. T helper cells, via activation of serum and glucocorticoid-regulated kinase 1 (SGK1), overexpress IL-17A and IL-23R and differentiate into Th17 cells; whereas regulatory T cells lose the inhibitory capabilities needed to preserve self-tolerance...
June 23, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635055/melanoma-complicating-treatment-with-natalizumab-for-multiple-sclerosis-a-report-from-the-southern-network-on-adverse-reactions-sonar
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Rachel A Sabol, Virginia Noxon, Oliver Sartor, Joseph R Berger, Zaina Qureshi, Dennis W Raisch, LeAnn B Norris, Paul R Yarnold, Peter Georgantopoulos, William J Hrushesky, Laura Bobolts, Paul Ray, Akida Lebby, Robert C Kane, Charles L Bennett
A 43-year-old female with multiple sclerosis developed urethral melanoma. The only potential risk factor was treatment with natalizumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody against α4 integrins. To investigate the risk-exposure relationship, we reviewed this case, all other published cases, and cases of natalizumab-associated melanoma reported to regulatory agencies. Data sources included the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) (2004-2014), a FDA Advisory Committee Meeting Report, and peer-reviewed publications...
July 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629398/anaplastic-astrocytoma-mimicking-progressive-multifocal-leucoencephalopathy-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-overlapping-syndromes
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Ema Kantorová, Michal Bittšanský, Štefan Sivák, Eva Baranovičová, Petra Hnilicová, Vladimír Nosáľ, Daniel Čierny, Kamil Zeleňák, Wolfgang Brück, Egon Kurča
BACKGROUND: Co-occurrence of multiple sclerosis (MS) and glial tumours (GT) is uncommon although occasionally reported in medical literature. Interpreting the overlapping radiologic and clinical characteristics of glial tumours, MS lesions, and progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) can be a significant diagnostic challenge. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of anaplastic astrocytoma mimicking PML in a 27-year-old patient with a 15-year history of MS...
June 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624961/phenotypic-and-functional-characterization-of-t-cells-in-white-matter-lesions-of-multiple-sclerosis-patients
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Gijsbert P van Nierop, Marvin M van Luijn, Samira S Michels, Marie-Jose Melief, Malou Janssen, Anton W Langerak, Werner J D Ouwendijk, Rogier Q Hintzen, Georges M G M Verjans
T cells are considered pivotal in the pathology of multiple sclerosis (MS), but their function and antigen specificity are unknown. To unravel the role of T cells in MS pathology, we performed a comprehensive analysis on T cells recovered from paired blood, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), normal-appearing white matter (NAWM) and white matter lesions (WML) from 27 MS patients with advanced disease shortly after death. The differentiation status of T cells in these compartments was determined by ex vivo flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry...
June 17, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623311/identification-of-rare-genetic-variation-of-nlrp1-gene-in-familial-multiple-sclerosis
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Ales Maver, Polona Lavtar, Smiljana Ristić, Sanja Stopinšek, Saša Simčič, Keli Hočevar, Juraj Sepčić, Jelena Drulović, Tatjana Pekmezović, Ivana Novaković, Hodžić Alenka, Gorazd Rudolf, Saša Šega, Nada Starčević-Čizmarević, Anja Palandačić, Gordana Zamolo, Miljenko Kapović, Tina Likar, Borut Peterlin
The genetic etiology and the contribution of rare genetic variation in multiple sclerosis (MS) has not yet been elucidated. Although familial forms of MS have been described, no convincing rare and penetrant variants have been reported to date. We aimed to characterize the contribution of rare genetic variation in familial and sporadic MS and have identified a family with two sibs affected by concomitant MS and malignant melanoma (MM). We performed whole exome sequencing in this primary family and 38 multiplex MS families and 44 sporadic MS cases and performed transcriptional and immunologic assessment of the identified variants...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621766/autologous-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-treatment-of-multiple-sclerosis
#14
REVIEW
Paolo A Muraro, Roland Martin, Giovanni Luigi Mancardi, Richard Nicholas, Maria Pia Sormani, Riccardo Saccardi
Autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT) is a multistep procedure that enables destruction of the immune system and its reconstitution from haematopoietic stem cells. Originally developed for the treatment of haematological malignancies, the procedure has been adapted for the treatment of severe immune-mediated disorders. Results from ∼20 years of research make a compelling case for selective use of AHSCT in patients with highly active multiple sclerosis (MS), and for controlled trials...
July 2017: Nature Reviews. Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619429/vitamin-d-and-multiple-sclerosis-an-update
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REVIEW
Charles Pierrot-Deseilligny, Jean-Claude Souberbielle
The most recent findings linking exposure to sun and vitamin D insufficiency to multiple sclerosis (MS) are reviewed. Due to insufficient sunshine and changing lifestyles, hypovitaminosis D is widespread in temperate countries. Numerous epidemiological studies have strongly suggested that sunshine and vitamin D insufficiency contributes to MS risk in these countries. Moreover, several large genetic studies in MS patients have recently stated unequivocally that diverse abnormalities involving vitamin D metabolism are related to the risk of the disease...
May 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616851/effect-of-aerobic-interval-training-on-serum-il-10-tnf%C3%AE-and-adipokines-levels-in-women-with-multiple-sclerosis-possible-relations-with-fatigue-and-quality-of-life
#16
Motahare Mokhtarzade, Rouholah Ranjbar, Nastaran Majdinasab, Darpan Patel, Mehdieh Molanouri Shamsi
PURPOSE: Multiple sclerosis is associated with immune system dysfunction and chronic inflammation; however, possible relations between immunologic and metabolic factors and some psychological indexes such as fatigue and quality of life, especially in relation to exercise training, have not yet been investigated. The present study was designed to investigate the effect of aerobic interval training on interleukin-10/tumor necrosis factor ratio and adipokine (leptin and adiponectin) concentrations in women with multiple sclerosis...
August 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603460/cultivating-the-multiple-sclerosis-workforce-of-the-future
#17
Gabriele C DeLuca, Guy Buckle, Irene Cortese, Jennifer S Graves, June Halper, Scott D Newsome, Nancy Sicotte, Corey C Ford
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a complex neurologic disorder that affects people with ever-changing needs. The MS health-care field has entered an era of exponential knowledge growth in which better understanding of the immunologic dysregulation of the disease has translated into an expanding array of treatment options. It is estimated that, if it has not already, within the next decade the demands of a growing MS patient population will outstrip the number of professionals dedicated to the management of this chronic, lifelong disease...
May 2017: International Journal of MS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593827/liposome-based-immunotherapy-against-autoimmune-diseases-therapeutic-effect-on-multiple-sclerosis
#18
Irma Pujol-Autonell, Maria-Jose Mansilla, Silvia Rodriguez-Fernandez, Mary Cano-Sarabia, Juan Navarro-Barriuso, Rosa-Maria Ampudia, Aleix Rius, Sonia Garcia-Jimeno, David Perna-Barrull, Eva Martinez-Caceres, Daniel Maspoch, Marta Vives-Pi
AIM: Based on the ability of apoptosis to induce immunological tolerance, liposomes were generated mimicking apoptotic cells, and they arrest autoimmunity in Type 1 diabetes. Our aim was to validate the immunotherapy in other autoimmune disease: multiple sclerosis. MATERIALS & METHODS: Phosphatidylserine-rich liposomes were loaded with disease-specific autoantigen. Therapeutic capability of liposomes was assessed in vitro and in vivo. RESULTS: Liposomes induced a tolerogenic phenotype in dendritic cells, and arrested autoimmunity, thus decreasing the incidence, delaying the onset and reducing the severity of experimental disease, correlating with an increase in a probably regulatory CD25(+) FoxP3(-) CD4(+) T-cell subset...
June 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582853/investigating-the-exon-6-sequence-changes-of-interleukin-7-receptor-a-il7ra-gene-in-patients-with-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis
#19
Mohammad Taheri, Arezou Sayad
BACKGROUND: Interleukin 7 receptor alpha (IL7RA) gene that encodes a subunit of IL7 receptor has been reported to be associated with different immunologic disease. OBJECTIVE: Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients have shown an aberrant blood level of soluble form of IL7R protein. The genomic changes in the sequence of this gene have been suggested to be correlated with its altered splicing specially, variants in the exon 6 of the gene have been reported to influence the maintenance or skipping of this exon and control the soluble or insoluble form of the final product...
May 12, 2017: Human Antibodies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578466/dopaminergic-regulation-of-innate-immunity-a-review
#20
REVIEW
Monica Pinoli, Franca Marino, Marco Cosentino
Dopamine (DA) is a neurotransmitter in the central nervous system as well as in peripheral tissues. Emerging evidence however points to DA also as a key transmitter between the nervous system and the immune system as well as a mediator produced and released by immune cells themselves. Dopaminergic pathways have received so far extensive attention in the adaptive branch of the immune system, where they play a role in health and disease such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, and Parkinson's disease...
June 3, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology: the Official Journal of the Society on NeuroImmune Pharmacology
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