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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/27906005/the-role-of-nk-cells-in-hiv-1-protection-autologous-allogeneic-or-both
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REVIEW
Jef Hens, Wim Jennes, Luc Kestens
Natural killer (NK) cells specialize in killing virally infected- or tumor cells and are part of the innate immune system. The activational state of NK cells is determined by the balance of incoming activating and inhibitory signals mediated by receptor-ligand binding with the target cell. These receptor-ligand bonds mainly consist of the killer immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIR), which are expressed at the cell surface of NK cells, and their ligands: the highly variable human leukocyte antigen -class I molecules (HLA)...
March 18, 2016: AIDS Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904127/hla-b52-positive-aortitis-with-antineutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-associated-vasculitis
#3
Kohei Karino, Michihito Kono
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896368/targeting-of-the-wt191-138-fragment-to-human-dendritic-cells-improves-leukemia-specific-t-cell-responses-providing-an-alternative-approach-to-wt1-based-vaccination
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Nergui Dagvadorj, Anne Deuretzbacher, Daniela Weisenberger, Elke Baumeister, Johannes Trebing, Isabell Lang, Carolin Köchel, Markus Kapp, Kerstin Kapp, Andreas Beilhack, Thomas Hünig, Hermann Einsele, Harald Wajant, Götz Ulrich Grigoleit
Due to its immunogenicity and overexpression concomitant with leukemia progression, Wilms tumor protein 1 (WT1) is of particular interest for immunotherapy of AML relapse after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). So far, WT1-specific T-cell responses have mainly been induced by vaccination with peptides presented by certain HLA alleles. However, this approach is still not widely applicable in clinical practice due to common limitations of HLA restriction. Dendritic cell (DC) vaccines electroporated with mRNA encoding full-length protein have also been tested for generating WT1-derived peptides for presentation to T-cells...
November 28, 2016: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
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/27893616/immunological-risk-stratification-by-assessing-both-the-hla-and-non-hla-specific-antibodies-time-to-include-testing-for-non-hla-antibodies-in-the-routine-clinical-antibody-analysis-profile
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893614/the-presence-of-pretransplant-hla-antibodies-does-not-impact-the-development-of-chronic-lung-allograft-dysfunction-or-clad-related-death
#7
Oscar E Zazueta, Sara E Preston, Anna Moniodis, Sabrina Fried, Miae Kim, Keri Townsend, Isabelle Wood, Steve Boukedes, Indira Guleria, Phillip Camp, Souheil El-Chemaly, Ivan O Rosas, Anil Chandraker, Edgar Milford, Hilary J Goldberg
BACKGROUND: Development of Donor-specific Antibodies (DSA) after lung transplantation is associated with antibody mediated rejection (AMR), acute cellular rejection, and bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS); however, the significance of circulating antibodies before transplant remains unclear. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study including recipients of primary lung transplants between 2008 and 2012.We assessed the impact of circulating human leukocyte (HLA) and noncytotoxic Donor Specific antibodies (DSA) detected before transplant on development of Chronic Lung Allograft Dysfunction (CLAD) or CLAD related death...
November 23, 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890719/casting-a-smaller-net-into-a-bigger-donor-pool-a-single-center-s-experience-with-the-new-kidney-allocation-system
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Julie A Houp, Karl P Schillinger, Andrew J Eckstein, Renato M Vega, Niraj M Desai, Bonnie E Lonze, Annette M Jackson
The new Kidney Allocation System (KAS) provides additional allocation points for candidates with broad HLA sensitization in an effort to increase transplant rates for this underserved population. Following the implementation of KAS, our center lowered the HLA antibody threshold for listing unacceptable antigens from a cytotoxicity crossmatch level to a flow cytometric crossmatch level increasing Calculated Panel Reactive Antibody (CPRA) values and allocation points, yet restricting acceptable donor HLA phenotypes...
November 24, 2016: Human Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880980/impact-of-total-body-irradiation-on-successful-neutrophil-engraftment-in-unrelated-bone-marrow-or-cord-blood-transplantation
#9
Hideki Nakasone, Fuji Shigeo, Kimikazu Yakushijin, Makoto Onizuka, Akihito Shinohara, Kazuteru Ohashi, Koichi Miyamura, Naoyuki Uchida, Minoko Takanashi, Tatsuo Ichinohe, Yoshiko Atsuta, Takahiro Fukuda, Masao Ogata
Total body irradiation (TBI) has been thought to promote donor cell engraftment in allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) from alternative donors. However, recent progress in HCT strategies may affect the clinical significance of TBI on neutrophil engraftment. With the use of a Japanese transplant registry database, we analyzed 3933 adult recipients (>15 y.o.) who underwent HCT between 2006 and 2013 from an 8/8 HLA-matched unrelated bone marrow donor (MUD, n=1367), an HLA-mismatched unrelated bone marrow donor (MMUD, n=1102), or unrelated cord blood (CBT, n=1464)...
November 23, 2016: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871759/rabbit-atg-or-basiliximab-induction-for-rapid-steroid-withdrawal-after-renal-transplantation-harmony-an-open-label-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial
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Oliver Thomusch, Michael Wiesener, Mirian Opgenoorth, Andreas Pascher, Rainer Peter Woitas, Oliver Witzke, Bernd Jaenigen, Markus Rentsch, Heiner Wolters, Thomas Rath, Tülay Cingöz, Urs Benck, Bernhard Banas, Christian Hugo
BACKGROUND: Standard practice for immunosuppressive therapy after renal transplantation is quadruple therapy using antibody induction, low-dose tacrolimus, mycophenolate mofetil, and corticosteroids. Long-term steroid intake significantly increases cardiovascular risk factors with negative effects on the outcome, especially post-transplantation diabetes associated with morbidity and mortality. In this trial, we examined the efficacy and safety parameters of rapid steroid withdrawal after induction therapy with either rabbit antithymocyte globulin (rabbit ATG) or basiliximab in immunologically low-risk patients during the first year after kidney transplantation...
November 18, 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870356/clinical-and-immunological-relevance-of-antibodies-in-solid-organ-transplantation
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REVIEW
N K Mehra, A K Baranwal
The two important issues affecting recipients of solid organ transplants and of importance to immunologists are (i) sensitization of the recipient to HLA antigens and the resultant humoral immune response leading to the development of anti-HLA antibodies; and ii) development of robust assays for early detection of humoral rejection post-transplant. Evidence from several studies clearly indicates that presence of circulating anti-HLA antibodies especially donor specific leads to early graft loss and high titres of DSA may even lead to hyperacute or accelerated acute rejection...
December 2016: International Journal of Immunogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866840/the-role-of-human-leukocyte-antigen-drb1-dqb1-haplotypes-in-the-susceptibility-to-acquired-idiopathic-thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura
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György Sinkovits, Ágnes Szilágyi, Péter Farkas, Dóra Inotai, Anikó Szilvási, Attila Tordai, Katalin Rázsó, Marienn Réti, Zoltán Prohászka
The acquired form of idiopathic thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is an autoimmune disease, in which the underlying ADAMTS13-deficiency is caused by inhibitory autoantibodies against the protease. Human leukocyte antigens (HLA), responsible for antigen presentation, play an important role in the development of antibodies. The loci coding HLA DR and DQ molecules are inherited in linkage as haplotypes. The c.1858C>T polymorphism of the PTPN22 gene, which codes a protein tyrosine phosphatase important in lymphocyte activation, predisposes to a number of autoimmune diseases...
November 17, 2016: Human Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864154/root-cause-analysis-of-limitations-of-virtual-crossmatch-for-kidney-allocation-to-highly-sensitized-patients
#13
Vivek Jani, Elizabeth Ingulli, Kristen Mekeel, Gerald P Morris
Efficient allocation of deceased donor organs depends upon effective prediction of immunologic compatibility based on donor HLA genotype and recipient alloantibody profile, referred to as virtual crossmatching (VCXM). VCXM has demonstrated utility in predicting compatibility, though there is reduced efficacy for patients highly sensitized against allogeneic HLA antigens. The recently revised deceased donor kidney allocation system (KAS) has increased transplantation for this group, but with an increased burden for histocompatibility testing and organ sharing...
November 15, 2016: Human Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863183/evidence-for-immune-relevance-of-prevotella-copri-a-gut-microbe-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#14
Annalisa Pianta, Sheila Arvikar, Klemen Strle, Elise E Drouin, Qi Wang, Catherine E Costello, Allen C Steere
OBJECTIVE: Prevotella copri, an intestinal microbe, may over-expand in stool samples of patients with new-onset rheumatoid arthritis (NORA), but it is not yet clear whether the organism has immune relevance in RA pathogenesis. METHODS: HLA-DR-presented peptides (T cell epitopes) from P. copri were sought directly from patients' synovial tissue or peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) using tandem mass spectrometry, followed by testing the antigenicity of peptides or their source proteins using samples from RA patients or comparison groups...
November 18, 2016: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862883/the-banff-2015-kidney-meeting-report-current-challenges-in-rejection-classification-and-prospects-for-adopting-molecular-pathology
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A Loupy, M Haas, K Solez, L Racusen, D Glotz, D Seron, B J Nankivell, R B Colvin, M Afrouzian, E Akalin, N Alachkar, S Bagnasco, J U Becker, L Cornell, C Drachenberg, D Dragun, H De Kort, I W Gibson, E S Kraus, C Lefaucheur, C Legendre, H Liapis, T Muthukumar, V Nickeleit, B Orandi, W Park, M Rabant, P Randhawa, E F Reed, C Roufosse, S V Seshan, B Sis, H K Singh, C Schinstock, A Tambur, A Zeevi, M Mengel
The XIII. Banff meeting, held in conjunction the Canadian Society of Transplantation in Vancouver, Canada, reviewed the clinical impact of updates of C4d-negative antibody-mediated rejection (ABMR) from the 2013 meeting, reports from active Banff Working Groups, the relationships of donor specific antibody tests (anti-HLA and non-HLA) with transplant histopathology, and questions of molecular transplant diagnostics. The use of transcriptome gene sets, their resultant diagnostic classifiers, or common key genes to supplement the diagnosis and classification of rejection, requires further consensus agreement and validation in biopsies...
November 10, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862486/characterisation-of-maternal-human-leukocyte-antigen-class-i-antibodies-in-suspected-foetal-and-neonatal-alloimmune-thrombocytopenia
#16
E Refsum, A Mörtberg, J Dahl, S Meinke, M-K Auvinen, M Westgren, M Reilly, P Höglund, A Wikman
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the specificities and level of HLA class I antibodies in selected cases referred for suspected foetal and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (FNAIT). BACKGROUND: FNAIT occurs in 1 : 1-2000 live births, whereas maternal immunisation against human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class I is common. Whether HLA class I antibodies alone can cause FNAIT is debatable. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 260 patient samples were referred between 2007 and 2012...
November 9, 2016: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862352/de-novo-donorspecific-anti-hla-antibodies-after-kidney-transplantation-are-associated-with-impaired-graft-outcome-independently-of-their-c1q-binding-ability
#17
Teresa Kauke, Cornelia Oberhauser, Viviane Lin, Michaela Coenen, Michael Fischereder, Andrea Dick, Ulf Schoenermarck, Markus Guba, Joachim Andrassy, Jens Werner, Bruno Meiser, Martin Angele, Manfred Stangl, Antje Habicht
BACKGROUND: Many aspects of post-transplant monitoring of donorspecific (DSA) and non-donorspecific (nDSA) anti-HLA antibodies on renal allograft survival are still unclear. Differentiating them by their ability to bind C1q may offer a better risk assessment. METHODS: We retrospectively investigated the clinical relevance of de novo C1q-binding anti-HLA antibodies on graft outcome in 611 renal transplant recipients. Acute rejection (AR), renal function and graft survival were assessed within a mean follow-up of 6...
November 18, 2016: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859022/igg1-and-igg4-anti-ccp-associate-with-shared-epitope-whereas-igg2-anti-ccp-associates-with-smoking-in-patients-with-recent-onset-rheumatoid-arthritis-the-swedish-tira-project
#18
Klara Martinsson, Anders Johansson, Alf Kastbom, Thomas Skogh
Given the possible importance of anti-citrullinated peptide/protein antibodies (ACPA) for initiation and progression of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), extended knowledge about the different isotypes and subclasses are important. In the present study we analysed the IgG subclasses regarding reactivity against citrullinated peptides (anti-CCP) among 504 clinically well-characterized patients with recent-onset RA in relation to smoking habits, shared epitope (SE) status, and IgA and pan IgG anti-CCP antibodies. All patients, regardless of pan IgG anti-CCP status, were analysed for IgG1-4 CCP reactivity...
November 17, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855166/a-comparison-of-two-types-of-rabbit-antithymocyte-globulin-induction-therapy-in-immunological-high-risk-kidney-recipients-a-prospective-randomized-control-study
#19
F Burkhalter, S Schaub, Ch Bucher, L Gürke, A Bachmann, H Hopfer, M Dickenmann, J Steiger, I Binet
BACKGROUND: Induction treatment with rabbit polyclonal antithymocyte globulins (ATGs) is frequent used in kidney transplant recipients with donorspecific HLA antibodies and shows acceptable outcomes. The two commonly used ATGs, Thymoglobulin and ATG-F have slightly different antigen profile and antibody concentrations. The two compounds have never been directly compared in a prospective trial in immunological high-risk recipients. Therefore we performed a prospective randomized controlled study comparing the two compounds in immunological high-risk kidney recipients in terms of safety and efficacy...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853650/therapeutic-cd94-nkg2a-blockade-improves-natural-killer-cell-dysfunction-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#20
Emily M McWilliams, Jennifer M Mele, Carolyn Cheney, Elizabeth A Timmerman, Faraz Fiazuddin, Ethan J Strattan, Xiaokui Mo, John C Byrd, Natarajan Muthusamy, Farrukh T Awan
Natural killer (NK)-cell count is predictive of chronic lymphoid leukemia (CLL) disease progression and their dysfunction is well documented, but the etiology of this is currently lacking. CLL cells have been shown to over-express HLA-E, the natural ligand for NKG2A expressed on NK-cells that generates a distinct negative signal relative to direct NK-cell cytotoxicity in other disease models. Utilizing a novel anti-NKG2A monoclonal blocking antibody (mAb), monalizumab, we explored the in vitro preclinical activity of targeting the NKG2A receptor, and the NKG2A/HLA-E interaction as a mechanism of tumor evasion in CLL patients...
2016: Oncoimmunology
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