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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436605/digeorge-like-syndrome-in-a-child-with-a-3p12-3-deletion-involving-mir4273-gene-born-to-a-mother-with-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
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Emilia Cirillo, Giuliana Giardino, Vera Gallo, Giovanni Galasso, Roberta Romano, Roberta D'Assante, Giulia Scalia, Luigi Del Vecchio, Lucio Nitsch, Rita Genesio, Claudio Pignata
Chromosome 22q11.2 deletion is the most common chromosomal alteration associated with DiGeorge syndrome (DGS), even though this is not the only underlying cause of DGS. In rare patients, mutations in a single gene, TBX1, have been described resulting in a DGS phenotype. Recently, it has been reported that at least part of the TBX1 mutant phenotype is due to excessive bone morphogenetic proteins (BMP) signaling. Evidence suggests that miRNA may modulate the expression of critical T-box transcriptional regulators during midface development and Bmp-signaling...
April 24, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430618/t-2-mycotoxin-toxicological-effects-and-decontamination-strategies
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REVIEW
Manish Adhikari, Bhawana Negi, Neha Kaushik, Anupriya Adhikari, Abdulaziz A Al-Khedhairy, Nagendra Kumar Kaushik, Eun Ha Choi
Mycotoxins are highly diverse secondary metabolites produced in nature by a wide variety of fungus which causes food contamination, resulting in mycotoxicosis in animals and humans. In particular, trichothecenes mycotoxin produced by genus fusarium is agriculturally more important worldwide due to the potential health hazards they pose. It is mainly metabolized and eliminated after ingestion, yielding more than 20 metabolites with the hydroxy trichothecenes-2 toxin being the major metabolite. Trichothecene is hazardously intoxicating due to their additional potential to be topically absorbed, and their metabolites affect the gastrointestinal tract, skin, kidney, liver, and immune and hematopoietic progenitor cellular systems...
February 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429073/urinary-extracellular-vesicles-a-promising-shortcut-to-novel-biomarker-discoveries
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REVIEW
Karina Barreiro, Harry Holthofer
Proteomic and genomic techniques have reached full maturity and are providing unforeseen details for the comprehensive understanding of disease pathologies at a fraction of previous costs. However, for kidney diseases, many gaps in such information remain to inhibit major advances in the prevention, treatment and diagnostics of these devastating diseases, which have enormous global impact. The discovery of ubiquitous extracellular vesicles (EV) in all bodily fluids is rapidly increasing the fundamental knowledge of disease mechanisms and the ways in which cells communicate with distant locations in processes of cancer spread, immunological regulation, barrier functions and general modulation of cellular activity...
April 20, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416004/clinical-study-of-children-with-takayasu-arteritis-a-retrospective-study-from-a-single-center-in-china
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Ye Feng, Xuemei Tang, Mingyue Liu, Juan Zhou, Xiaodong Zhao, Qiu Li
BACKGROUND: Delayed diagnosis of childhood Takayasu arteritis (TA) is common due to its atypical symptoms. The objective of the present study was to summarize the clinical features of childhood TA to raise awareness and improve management. METHODS: Eleven children diagnosed with TA at our hospital were enrolled. Clinical information, diagnosis, treatment, and outcome were then examined retrospectively. The Pediatric Vasculitis Activity Score (PVAS) and the Indian Takayasu Clinical Activity Score (ITAS2010) were used to assess disease activity...
April 17, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414692/neuronal-fibers-and-neurotransmitter-receptor-expression-in-the-human-endolymphatic-sac
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Martin Nue Møller, Svend Kirkeby, Jonas Vikeså, Finn Cilius Nielsen, Per Cayé-Thomasen
INTRODUCTION: Recent studies suggest that the human endolymphatic sac (ES) may have multiple functions, including an ion-transport capacity comparable to the kidney, an immunological capacity and a possible natriuretic capacity. Further, there have been speculations of a yet undefined role in intracranial pressure homeostasis. The anatomical location towards the sigmoid sinus would suggest a possible endo- and/or paracrine signaling. However, neuronal connections may also apply, but it remains very scarcely explored in the human ES...
April 14, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413492/immunogenicity-of-insulin-producing-cells-derived-from-human-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#6
Xiao-Fei Yang, Tao Chen, Li-Wei Ren, Lu Yang, Hui Qi, Fu-Rong Li
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been considered as hypo-immunogenic and immunosuppressive. However, a thorough understanding of the immunological properties after MSC differentiation in vitro and in vivo has not been reached. We asked whether it would be immunogenic after differentiation or influenced by the immune microenvironment after transplantation. In different disease models, the immunological changes of MSCs after differentiation greatly varied, with contradicting results. In order to clarify this, we used a modified four-step induction method to induce human umbilical cord MSCs (hUCMSCs) to differentiate into insulin-producing cells (IPCs), and investigate the immunological changes after differentiation and immune reactions after transplantation into diabetic mice...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408734/mycophenolate-mofetil-and-pulmonary-fibrosis-after-kidney-transplantation-a-case-report
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Kazuhiro Takahashi, Pauline Go, Chad H Stone, Mohamed Safwan, Krishna G Putchakayala, William J Kane, Lauren E Malinzak, Dean Y Kim, Jason E Denny
BACKGROUND Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) induced lung disease has been described in only a few isolated reports. We report a case of fatal respiratory failure associated with MMF after kidney transplantation. CASE REPORT A 50-year-old Hispanic male with a history of end-stage renal disease secondary to hypertension underwent deceased donor kidney transplantation. His preoperative evaluations were normal except for a chest x-ray which showed bilateral interstitial opacities. Tacrolimus and MMF were started on the day of surgery...
April 14, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403127/a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial-comparing-belatacept-with-tacrolimus-after-de-novo-kidney-transplantation
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Gretchen de Graav, Carla C Baan, Marian C Clahsen-van Groningen, Rens Kraaijeveld, Marjolein Dieterich, Wenda Verschoor, Jan H von der Thusen, Dave L Roelen, Monique Cadogan, Jacqueline van de Wetering, Joost van Rosmalen, Wilem Weimar, Dennis A Hesselink
BACKGROUND: Belatacept, an inhibitor of the CD28-CD80/86 co-stimulatory pathway, allows for calcineurin-inhibitor free immunosuppressive therapy in kidney transplantation but is associated with a higher acute rejection risk than ciclosporin. Thus, no biomarker for belatacept-resistant rejection has been validated. In this randomized controlled trial, acute rejection-rate was compared between belatacept- and tacrolimus-treated patients and immunological biomarkers for acute rejection were investigated...
April 11, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402253/immunoregulatory-role-of-b-lymphocytes-in-alloresponse-to-kidney-transplant
#9
Tomasz Baran, Maria Boratyńska
B cells are a group of diverse phenotype and function subsets, which can both stimulate and inhibit the immune response to an allograft. They participate in the rejection process by influencing differentiation, proliferation and effector functions of T lymphocytes. B cells injure the graft via the ADCC (antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity) reaction and humoral rejection through plasmocyte production of donor-specific antibodies. A converse, suppressive mode of B cells can attribute to the development of tolerance and protect the graft from rejection...
April 12, 2017: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398155/seasonal-patterns-of-variation-in-steroid-plasma-levels-and-immune-parameters-in-anurans-from-brazilian-semiarid-area
#10
Carla Bonetti Madelaire, Inna Sokolova, Fernando Ribeiro Gomes
Elevated androgens and glucocorticoids displayed by males during the reproductive season have been proposed to mediate a possible trade-off between reproduction and immunocompetence. Anurans living in arid and semiarid environments display a strong seasonal reproduction, which could accentuate the variation in physiological, immunological, and behavioral parameters. We studied covariation between steroid plasma levels, morphometric variables associated with body condition and immunity, leukocyte profile, parasite load, and response to an immunological challenge across different phases of the annual life-history cycle of three anuran species from a Brazilian semiarid area...
July 2017: Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: PBZ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394950/generation-and-characterization-of-an-antagonistic-monoclonal-antibody-against-an-extracellular-domain-of-mouse-dp2-crth2-gpr44-receptors-for-prostaglandin-d2
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Nanae Nagata, Hiroko Iwanari, Hidetoshi Kumagai, Osamu Kusano-Arai, Yuichi Ikeda, Kosuke Aritake, Takao Hamakubo, Yoshihiro Urade
Prostaglandin D2 (PGD2) is a lipid mediator involved in sleep regulation and inflammation. PGD2 interacts with 2 types of G protein-coupled receptors, DP1 and DP2/CRTH2 (chemoattractant receptor homologous molecule expressed on T helper type 2 cells)/GPR44 to show a variety of biological effects. DP1 activation leads to Gs-mediated elevation of the intracellular cAMP level, whereas activation of DP2 decreases this level via the Gi pathway; and it also induces G protein-independent, arrestin-mediated cellular responses...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393227/neutrophil-gelatinase%C3%A2-associated-lipocalin-as-a-potential-novel-biomarker-for-ventilator%C3%A2-associated-lung-injury
#12
Rui Xiao, Rongchang Chen
Neutrophil gelatinase‑associated lipocalin (NGAL) is a 25‑kDa protein of the lipocalin superfamily and its presence was initially observed in activated neutrophils. It has previously been demonstrated that the expression of NGAL is markedly increased in stimulated epithelia, and is important in the innate immunological response to various pathophysiological conditions, including infection, cancer, inflammation and kidney injury. The present study constructed a ventilator‑associated lung injury model in mice...
April 7, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392564/the-immunology-of-atherosclerosis
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REVIEW
Anton Gisterå, Göran K Hansson
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, both in the general population and among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). In most cases, the underlying cause of the cardiovascular event is atherosclerosis - a chronic inflammatory disease. CKD accelerates atherosclerosis via augmentation of inflammation, perturbation of lipid metabolism, and other mechanisms. In the artery wall, subendothelial retention of plasma lipoproteins triggers monocyte-derived macrophages and T helper type 1 (TH1) cells to form atherosclerotic plaques...
April 10, 2017: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387944/th17-and-treg-lymphocytes-as-cellular-biomarkers-of-disease-activity-in-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis
#14
Lorenzo Cosmi
Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (GPA) (formerly known as Wegener's granulomatosis) is a vasculitis of unknown etiology affecting predominantly small- to medium-sized vessels, usually involving the upper and lower respiratory tract and kidneys. Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibodies are probably the initial cause of the inflammatory process that leads to the typical necrotizing lesions. In this issue of the European Journal of Immunology, Szczeklik et al. [Eur. J. Immunol. 2017. 47: 724-733] report some interesting findings on the possible involvement of T-cell subsets in the pathogenesis of the disease...
April 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384413/comparative-effectiveness-of-tacrolimus-based-steroid-sparing-versus-steroid-maintenance-regimens-in-kidney-transplantation-results-from-discrete-event-simulation
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Vibha C A Desai, Yann Ferrand, Teresa M Cavanaugh, Christina M L Kelton, J Jaime Caro, Jens Goebel, Pamela C Heaton
BACKGROUND: Corticosteroids used as immunosuppressants to prevent acute rejection (AR) and graft loss (GL) following kidney transplantation are associated with serious cardiovascular and other adverse events. Evidence from short-term randomized controlled trials suggests that many patients on a tacrolimus-based immunosuppressant regimen can withdraw from steroids without increased AR or GL risk. OBJECTIVES: To measure the long-term tradeoff between GL and adverse events for a heterogeneous-risk population and determine the optimal timing of steroid withdrawal...
April 1, 2017: Medical Decision Making: An International Journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367758/bortezomib-as-a-novel-approach-to-early-recurrent-membranous-glomerulonephritis-after-kidney-transplant-refractory-to-combined-conventional-rituximab-therapy
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Antoine Barbari, Rima Chehadi, Hala Kfoury Assouf, Gaby Kamel, Mahassen Jaafar, Ayman Abdallah, Sylvana Rizk, Marwan Masri
We report a case of early recurrent membranous glomerulonephritis after kidney transplant from a deceased donor. The patient received induction therapy and was discharged with a serum creatinine level of 0.78 mg/dL on triple maintenance immunosuppressive therapy, which included tacrolimus, mycophenolate mofetil, and prednisone. At 7 months after transplant, a graft biopsy for new-onset isolated proteinuria (2.7 g/day) revealed stage 2 recurrent membranous glomerulonephritis. In the face of persistent proteinuria despite combined conservative rituximab therapy over several months and the total eradication of CD20-positive cells, bortezomib was introduced...
April 3, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361117/the-privilege-of-induction-avoidance-and-calcineurin-inhibitors-withdrawal-in-2-haplotype-hla-matched-white-kidney-transplantation
#17
Zaid Brifkani, Daniel C Brennan, Krista L Lentine, Timothy A Horwedel, Andrew F Malone, Rowena Delos Santos, Thin Thin Maw, Tarek Alhamad
BACKGROUND: White recipients of 2-haplotype HLA-matched living kidney transplants are perceived to be of low immunologic risk. Little is known about the safety of induction avoidance and calcineurin inhibitor withdrawal in these patients. METHODS: We reviewed our experience at a single center and compared it to Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) registry data and only included 2-haplotype HLA-matched white living kidney transplants recipients between 2000 and 2013...
March 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360443/protective-effect-of-edaravone-against-cyclosporine-induced-chronic-nephropathy-through-antioxidant-and-nitric-oxide-modulating-pathways-in-rats
#18
Elahe Sattarinezhad, Mohammad Reza Panjehshahin, Simin Torabinezhad, Eskandar Kamali-Sarvestani, Shirin Farjadian, Fatema Pirsalami, Leila Moezi
BACKGROUND: Cyclosporine A (CsA) is an immunosuppressant with therapeutic indications in various immunological diseases; however, its use is associated with chronic nephropathy. Oxidative stress has a crucial role in CsA-induced nephrotoxicity. The present study evaluates the protective effect of edaravone on CsA-induced chronic nephropathy and investigates its antioxidant and nitric oxide modulating property. METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats (n=66) were distributed into nine groups, including a control (group 1) (n=7)...
March 2017: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360198/donor-recipient-weight-and-sex-mismatch-and-the-risk-of-graft-loss-in-renal-transplantation
#19
Amanda J Miller, Bryce A Kiberd, Ian P Alwayn, Ayo Odutayo, Karthik K Tennankore
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Relatively smaller kidney donor to recipient size is proposed to result in higher graft loss due to nephron underdosing and hyperfiltration injury, but the potentially additive effect of sex and weight mismatch has not been explored in detail. The purpose of this study was to determine if concurrent donor and recipient absolute weight and sex mismatch was associated with graft loss in a cohort of deceased donor kidney transplant recipients. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: The association of kidney donor and recipient absolute weight and sex difference with death-censored graft loss was explored using a cohort of United States deceased donor recipients between 2000 and 2014 through the Scientific Registry of Transplants Recipients...
April 3, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340810/comparison-of-two-different-inhalation-anesthetics-on-grafted-kidney-function-in-patients-undergoing-renal-transplantation-surgery-desflurane-or-sevoflurane
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M S Karadeniz, H S Ciftci, T Tefik, O Mammadov, H Yazıcı, I Nane, A Turkmen, F Oguz, K M Tugrul
BACKGROUND: Anesthetic management of patients during renal transplantation is vitally important for ensuring proper functioning of kidneys that have undergone ischemia-reperfusion damage. The goal of this prospective study was to compare the effects of 2 different inhalation agents (sevoflurane and desflurane) on grafted kidney function in renal transplantation surgery. METHODS: Sixty-five patients who were scheduled for living donor renal transplantation were enrolled in the study...
April 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
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