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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29356221/results-of-early-treatment-for-de-novo-donor-specific-antibodies-in-pediatric-kidney-transplant-recipients-in-a-cross-sectional-and-longitudinal-cohort
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Olga Charnaya, Shamir Tuchman, Asha Moudgil
The development of dnDSA anti-HLA antibodies has been shown to be a significant risk factor for graft failure. In 2008, we instituted a routine protocol of standardized monitoring and treatment of dnDSA in pediatric kidney transplant recipients. Of 67 first-time pediatric kidney transplant recipients, 26 (38%) developed dnDSA after 1.36 (IQ 1-2.14) years. Coefficient of variance of tacrolimus, a surrogate marker of non-adherence, was found to be the single most important risk factor for dnDSA development. Overall, there was a significant reduction in dnDSA with treatment in 19 (76%) children...
January 22, 2018: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355436/can-biomarkers-help-target-maturity-onset-diabetes-of-the-young-genetic-testing-in-antibody-negative-diabetes
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Shideh Majidi, Alexandra Fouts, Laura Pyle, Christina Chambers, Taylor Armstrong, Zhenyuan Wang, Sat Dev Batish, Georgeanna Klingensmith, Andrea K Steck
BACKGROUND: Maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY) is an antibody-negative, autosomal dominant form of diabetes. With the increasing prevalence of diabetes and the expense of MODY testing, markers to identify those who need further genetic testing would be beneficial. We investigated whether HLA genotypes, random C-peptide, and/or high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) levels could be helpful biomarkers for identifying MODY in antibody-negative diabetes. METHODS: Subjects (N = 97) with diabetes onset ≤age 25, measurable C-peptide (≥0...
February 2018: Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350070/celiac-antibodies-in-children-with-type-1-diabetes-a-diagnostic-validation-study
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Katarzyna Lewandowska, Olga Ciepiela, Agnieszka Szypowska, Jan Wyhowski, Eliza Głodkowska-Mrówka, Katarzyna Popko, Magdalena Ostafin, Beata Pyrżak, Urszula Demkow
INTRODUCTION: Autoimmune diseases, such as celiac disease (CD) and diabetes mellitus type 1, tend to co-occur within the same patient. The prevalence of CD in diabetic children is higher than in the general population, and is estimated to be 0.6-16.4%. The diagnosis of CD is based on histopathological examination and serological testing, however, these methods are still imperfect and new diagnostic algorithms should be considered. AIM: The aim of the study was to assess the diagnostic value of serological tests detecting antibodies against deamidated gliadin peptide, endomysium, tissue transglutaminase, neo-epitope tissue transglutaminase and to identify HLA-related genetic predisposition to CD in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM1)...
January 19, 2018: Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343892/first-two-bilateral-hand-transplantations-in-india-part-4-immediate-post-operative-care-immunosuppression-protocol-and-monitoring
#4
Subramania Iyer, Mohit Sharma, P Kishore, Jimmy Mathew, R Janarthanan, Raghuveer Reddy, Abhijeet Wakure, Sundeep Vijayaraghavan, S M Chetan Mali, Visakh Varma, Ashish Chaudhari, Swapnil Dhake, Akshay Omkumar, George Kurian, Rajesh Nair, Anil Mathew, Zachariah Paul, Malini Eapen, Lalitha Biswas
Introduction: Being able to counter immune-mediated rejection has for decades been the single largest obstacle for the progress of vascular composite allotransplantation (VCA). The human immune system performs the key role of differentiating the 'self ' from the 'non-self '. This, although is quintessential to eliminate or resist infections, also resists the acceptance of an allograft which it promptly recognises as 'non-self'. Materials and Methods: Pre-operative evaluation of the recipient evaluation included immunological assessment in the form of panel reactive antibodies (PRA), human leucocyte antigen (HLA) typing, donor-specific antibody detection assays (DSA) and complement-dependent cytotoxicity assays (CDC)...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342289/recent-advances-in-kidney-transplantation-a-viewpoint-from-the-descartes-advisory-board
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Daniel Abramowicz, Rainer Oberbauer, Uwe Heemann, Ondrej Viklicky, Licia Peruzzi, Christophe Mariat, Marta Crespo, Klemens Budde, Gabriel C Oniscu
Transplantation medicine is a rapidly evolving field. Keeping afloat of the published literature to offer the best clinical care to our patients is a daunting task. As part of its educational mission, the Descartes advisory board identified seven topics in kidney transplantation where there has been substantial progresses over the last years: kidney allocation within Eurotransplant; kidney exchange strategies; kidney machine perfusion strategies; the changing landscape of anti-human leukocyte antigen (HLA) antibodies; the new immunosuppressive drugs in the pipeline; strategies for immunosuppression minimization; and the continuous enigma of focal segmental glomerular sclerosis recurrence after transplantation...
January 12, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338788/high-throughput-immunophenotypic-characterization-of-bone-marrow-and-cord-blood-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-reveals-common-and-differentially-expressed-markers-identification-of-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-cd143-as-a-marker-differentially-expressed
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Eliana Amati, Omar Perbellini, Gianluca Rotta, Martina Bernardi, Katia Chieregato, Sabrina Sella, Francesco Rodeghiero, Marco Ruggeri, Giuseppe Astori
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) are a heterogeneous population of multipotent progenitors used in the clinic because of their immunomodulatory properties and their ability to differentiate into multiple mesodermal lineages. Although bone marrow (BM) remains the most common MSC source, cord blood (CB) can be collected noninvasively and without major ethical concerns. Comparative studies comprehensively characterizing the MSC phenotype across several tissue sources are still lacking...
January 16, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335625/the-european-society-for-blood-and-marrow-transplantation-ebmt-consensus-guidelines-for-the-detection-and-treatment-of-donor-specific-anti-hla-antibodies-dsa-in-haploidentical-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation
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REVIEW
Stefan O Ciurea, Kai Cao, Marcelo Fernadez-Vina, Piyanuch Kongtim, Monzr Al Malki, Ephraim Fuchs, Leo Luznik, Xiao-Jun Huang, Fabio Ciceri, Franco Locatelli, Franco Aversa, Luca Castagna, Andrea Bacigalupo, Massimo Martelli, Didier Blaise, Rupert Handgretinger, Denis-Claude Roy, Paul O'Donnell, Asad Bashey, Hillard M Lazarus, Karen Ballen, Bipin N Savani, Mohamad Mohty, Arnon Nagler
Haploidentical donors are now increasingly considered for transplantation in the absence of HLA-matched donors or when an urgent transplant is needed. Donor-specific anti-HLA antibodies (DSA) have been recently recognized as an important barrier against successful engraftment of donor cells, which can affect transplant survival. DSA appear more prevalent in this type of transplant due to higher likelihood of alloimmunization of multiparous females against offspring's HLA antigens, and the degree of mismatch...
January 15, 2018: Bone Marrow Transplantation
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/29327110/the-role-of-interleukin-2-all-trans-retinoic-acid-and-natural-killer-cells-surveillance-mechanisms-in-anti-gd2-antibody-therapy-in-neuroblastoma
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Rosa Nguyen, Jim Houston, Wing K Chan, David Finkelstein, Michael A Dyer
Although anti-disialoganglioside (GD2) antibodies are successfully used for neuroblastoma therapy, a third of patients with neuroblastoma experience treatment failure or serious toxicity. Various strategies have been employed in the clinic to improve antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity (ADCC), such as the addition of interleukin (IL)-2 to enhance natural killer (NK) cell function, adoptive transfer of allogeneic NK cells to exploit immune surveillance, and retinoid-induced differentiation therapy...
January 11, 2018: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325751/a-difficult-diagnosis-of-coeliac-disease-repeat-duodenal-histology-increases-diagnostic-yield-in-patients-with-concomitant-causes-of-villous-atrophy
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Gaetano Cristian Morreale, Luigi Maria Montalbano, Maria Cappello, Emanuele Sinagra, Aroldo Rizzo, Antonio Carroccio
Villous atrophy in absence of coeliac disease (CD)-specific antibodies represents a diagnostic dilemma. We report a case of a woman with anaemia, weight loss and diarrhoea with an initial diagnosis of seronegative CD and a histological documented villous atrophy who did not improve on gluten-free diet due to the concomitant presence of common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) and Giardia lamblia infection. This case report confirms that CD diagnosis in CVID patients is difficult; the combination of anti-endomysial antibodies (EmA-IgA), anti-tissue transglutaminase antibodies (tTG-IgAb) antibodies and total IgA is obligatory in basic diagnostic of CD but in CVID are negative...
January 8, 2018: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317301/antibody-mediated-rejection-due-to-de-novo-dsa-causing-venous-thrombosis-of-pancreas-allograft-a-case-report
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Kunal Yadav, Adrian Cotterell, Pamela Kimball, Laura Warmke, Melissa Contos, Gaurav Gupta, Anne King, Dhiren Kumar, Marlon Levy
This case describes a 34year old female who underwent an HLA identical living donor kidney transplant with a positive flow cytometric crossmatch (FCXM), but without any donor specific antibody (DSA). Tests to detect non-HLA antibody and autoantibody were negative. Allograft functioned well without rejection. She later received a pancreas allograft, again with a weakly positive FCXM, without DSA. After good initial graft function, she developed hyperglycemia six weeks posttransplant. Cross-sectional imaging demonstrated non-enhancing pancreas allograft with new vein thrombosis...
January 6, 2018: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313220/pemphigus-a-comprehensive-review-on-pathogenesis-clinical-presentation-and-novel-therapeutic-approaches
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REVIEW
Robert Pollmann, Thomas Schmidt, Rüdiger Eming, Michael Hertl
Pemphigus is a group of rare, potentially devastating autoimmune diseases of the skin and mucous membranes with high morbidity and potentially lethal outcome. The major clinical variant, pemphigus vulgaris (PV) is caused by a loss of intercellular adhesion of epidermal keratinocytes which is induced by IgG autoantibodies against components of desmosomes. Specifically, IgG against the desmosomal adhesion proteins, desmoglein 3 (Dsg3) and desmoglein 1 (Dsg1), preferentially target their ectodomains which are presumably critical for the transinteraction and signalling function of these adhesion molecules...
January 8, 2018: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312863/human-leukocyte-antigen-typing-and-crossmatch-a-comprehensive-review
#13
REVIEW
Mohammed Mahdi Althaf, Mohsen El Kossi, Jon Kim Jin, Ajay Sharma, Ahmed Mostafa Halawa
Renal transplantation remains the best option for patients suffering from end stage renal disease (ESRD). Given the worldwide shortage of organs and growing population of patients with ESRD, those waitlisted for a transplant is ever expanding. Contemporary crossmatch methods and human leukocyte antigen (HLA) typing play a pivotal role in improving organ allocation and afford better matches to recipients. Understanding crossmatch as well as HLA typing for renal transplantation and applying it in clinical practice is the key step to achieve a successful outcome...
December 24, 2017: World Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312755/acute-rejection
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REVIEW
Mark Benzimra, Greg L Calligaro, Allan R Glanville
Despite induction immunosuppression and the use of aggressive maintenance immunosuppressive regimens, acute allograft rejection following lung transplantation is still a problem with important diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. As well as causing early graft loss and mortality, acute rejection also initiates the chronic alloimmune responses and airway-centred inflammation that predispose to bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS), also known as chronic lung allograft dysfunction (CLAD), which is a major source of morbidity and mortality after lung transplantation...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306402/complex-hla-association-in-paraneoplastic-cerebellar-ataxia-with-anti-yo-antibodies
#15
Ryan P Hillary, Hanna M Ollila, Ling Lin, Virginie Desestret, Veronique Rogemond, Geraldine Picard, Mathilde Small, Isabelle Arnulf, Yves Dauvillers, Jerome Honnorat, Emmanuel Mignot
Anti-Yo paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration (PCD) is a devastating autoimmune complication of gynecological cancers. We hypothesized that as for other autoimmune diseases, specific HLA haplotypes are associated. We conducted high resolution HLA typing of Class I/Class II in 40 cases versus ethnically matched controls. Three cases with anti-Yo antibodies and peripheral neuropathy were also included. We detected protective effects of DPA1*01:03~DPB1*04:01 (OR=0, p=0.0008), DRB1*04:01~DQA1*03:03(OR=0, p=0.0016) and DPA1*01:03~DPB1*04:01 (OR=0...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300898/impact-of-human-leukocyte-antigen-mismatch-on-lung-transplant-outcome
#16
Yoshito Yamada, Tim Langner, Ilhan Inci, Christian Benden, Macé Schuurmans, Walter Weder, Wolfgang Jungraithmayr
OBJECTIVES: Human leucocyte antigen (HLA) mismatch between donor and recipient has a differential impact on the outcome after transplant (Tx) among transplantable solid organs. Although the lung is considered a highly antigenic organ, the impact of HLA matching between the donor and the recipient has been shown to be heterogeneous on lung Tx outcome. To provide further evidence that HLA matching should be considered in the decision process prior to lung Tx, we evaluated the impact of donor/recipient HLA mismatch on the outcome after lung Tx at our institution...
January 2, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295563/structural-analysis-and-epitope-prediction-of-mhc-class-1-chain-related-protein-a-for-cancer-vaccine-development
#17
Tayo Alex Adekiya, Raphael Taiwo Aruleba, Sbonelo Khanyile, Priscilla Masamba, Babatunji Emmanuel Oyinloye, Abidemi Paul Kappo
Major histocompatibility complex class 1 chain-related gene sequence A is a polymorphic gene found at about 46.6 kb centromeric to HLA-B. It encodes a transmembrane protein, which is a non-classical human leukocyte antigen whose expression is normally induced by stress conditions like cancer and viral infections. The expression of MIC-A leads to the activation of NKG2D receptors of natural killer and T cells, leading to the generation of innate immune response that can easily eliminate/cleanse tumour cells and other cells that express the protein...
December 25, 2017: Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288821/reduced-intensity-allogeneic-transplant-for-acute-myeloid-leukemia-and-myelodysplastic-syndrome-using-combined-cd34-selected-haploidentical-graft-and-a-single-umbilical-cord-unit-compared-to-matched-unrelated-donor-stem-cells-in-older-adults
#18
Stephanie B Tsai, Joanna Rhodes, Hongtao Liu, Tsiporah Shore, Michael Bishop, Melissa M Cushing, Usama Gergis, Lucy Godley, Justin Kline, Richard A Larson, Sebastian Mayer, Olatoyosi Odenike, Wendy Stock, Amittha Wickrema, Koen van Besien, Andrew S Artz
Haplo/cord transplantation combines an umbilical cord blood (UCB) graft with CD34-selected haploidentical cells and results in rapid hematopoietic recovery followed by durable UCB engraftment. We compared outcomes of transplants in older patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) or high-risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) who received either HLA-matched unrelated donor cells (MUD) or haplo/cord grafts. Between 2007 and 2013, 109 adults ages 50 and older underwent similar reduced intensity conditioning (RIC) with fludarabine and melphalan and antibody-mediated T-cell depletion for AML (n=83) or high risk MDS (n=26) followed by either a MUD (n=68) or haplo/cord (n=41) graft...
December 27, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277566/pretransplant-serum-baff-levels-are-associated-with-pretransplant-hla-immunization-and-renal-allograft-survival
#19
Justa Friebus-Kardash, Benjamin Wilde, Deniz Keles, Andreas Heinold, Andreas Kribben, Oliver Witzke, Falko Markus Heinemann, Ute Eisenberger
BACKGROUND: The essential function of B cell-activating factor (BAFF) is regulating the survival and differentiation of B cells. The link between pretransplant BAFF levels and pretransplant alloimmunization and its value to predict subsequent acute antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) and outcome after renal transplantation is not fully understood. METHODS: Objective of our retrospective single-center study was to determine, by ELISA analysis of pretransplant serum BAFF levels in 249 patients undergoing renal transplantation, association between preformed anti-human leukocyte antigen (HLA) antibodies, occurrence of acute antibody mediated rejection (AMR) and renal allograft survival...
December 22, 2017: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273568/hantavirus-gc-induces-long-term-immune-protection-via-lamp-targeting-dna-vaccine-strategy
#20
Dong-Bo Jiang, Jin-Peng Zhang, Lin-Feng Cheng, Guan-Wen Zhang, Yun Li, Zi-Chao Li, Zhen-Hua Lu, Zi-Xin Zhang, Yu-Chen Lu, Lian-He Zheng, Fang-Lin Zhang, Kun Yang
Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) occurs widely throughout Eurasia. Unfortunately, there is no effective treatment, and prophylaxis remains the best option against the major pathogenic agent, hantaan virus (HTNV), which is an Old World hantavirus. However, the absence of cellular immune responses and immunological memory hampers acceptance of the current inactivated HFRS vaccine. Previous studies revealed that a lysosome-associated membrane protein 1 (LAMP1)-targeting strategy involving a DNA vaccine based on the HTNV glycoprotein Gn successfully conferred long-term immunity, and indicated that further research on Gc, another HTNV antigen, was warranted...
December 19, 2017: Antiviral Research
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