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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722362/-transient-hypogammaglobulinemia-of-infancy
#1
Felicitas Bellutti Enders, Francesca Conti, Fabio Candotti, Federica Angelini
Transient hypogammaglobulinemia of infancy is characterized as a reduction of one or more classes of immunoglobulins with a response to vaccines and normal subpopulations of lymphocytes B presenting in the first years of life. The diagnosis is made a posteriori, once the levels of immunoglobulins are normalized, in general between 2 and 4 years of age. Clinical presentation varies : the child may be either asymptomatic or present with recurrent infections, atopy and / or auto-immunity. There are no clinical or immunological features that distinguish this condition from a common variable immunodeficiency (CVID)...
April 5, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718063/new-insights-on-platelets-and-platelet-derived-microparticles-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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REVIEW
Marc Scherlinger, Vanja Sisirak, Christophe Richez, Estibaliz Lazaro, Pierre Duffau, Patrick Blanco
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Current knowledge on the role of platelets and platelet-derived microparticles (PMPs) on the immune system has been fast-growing. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a systemic auto-immune disorder characterized by a loss of tolerance toward nuclear auto-antigens. Although recent studies allowed a better understanding of SLE pathogenesis, there is an urgent need for the development of new treatments and the identification of new biomarkers to assess the disease activity...
August 2017: Current Rheumatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702003/reduced-mass-and-diversity-of-the-colonic-microbiome-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis-and-their-improvement-with-ketogenic-diet
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Alexander Swidsinski, Yvonne Dörffel, Vera Loening-Baucke, Christoph Gille, Önder Göktas, Anne Reißhauer, Jürgen Neuhaus, Karsten-Henrich Weylandt, Alexander Guschin, Markus Bock
Background: Colonic microbiome is thought to be involved in auto-immune multiple sclerosis (MS). Interactions between diet and the colonic microbiome in MS are unknown. Methods: We compared the composition of the colonic microbiota quantitatively in 25 MS patients and 14 healthy controls.Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) with 162 ribosomal RNA derived bacterial FISH probes was used. Ten of the MS patients received a ketogenic diet for 6 months. Changes in concentrations of 35 numerically substantial bacterial groups were monitored at baseline and at 2, 12, and 23/24 weeks...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701998/thyroid-autoimmunity-and-lichen
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Fabrizio Guarneri, Roberta Giuffrida, Flavia Di Bari, Serafinella Patrizia Cannavò, Salvatore Benvenga
Lichen planus (LP) and lichen sclerosus (LS) are cutaneous-mucous diseases with uncertain epidemiology. Current data, which are likely to be underestimated, suggest a prevalence in the general population of 0.1-4% for cutaneous LP, 1.27-2.0% for oral LP, and 0.1-3.3% for LS. While etiology of lichen is still unknown, clinical and histological evidence show an (auto)immune pathogenesis. Association of lichen with autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD) has been investigated in few studies. This association appears better defined in the case of LS, while is more controversial for LP...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695293/hla-class-ii-and-rheumatoid-arthritis-the-bumpy-road-of-revelation
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Arieke S B Kampstra, René E M Toes
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic auto-immune disease primarily targeting the joints. Approximately 1% of the population is affected by RA, and despite the improvements in therapeutic interventions, elucidation of the disease pathogenesis is still in its infancy. RA patients can be subdivided on basis of the presence of autoantibodies, especially anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPA). ACPA(+) and ACPA(-) disease most likely differ in aetiology, as different genetic and environmental risk factors are associated with these two disease entities...
July 11, 2017: Immunogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685247/vitiligo-focus-on-clinical-aspects-immunopathogenesis-and-therapy
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REVIEW
Katia Boniface, Julien Seneschal, Mauro Picardo, Alain Taïeb
Vitiligo is an acquired chronic depigmenting disorder of the skin, with an estimated prevalence of 0.5% of the general population, characterized by the development of white macules resulting from a loss of epidermal melanocytes. The nomenclature has been revised after an extensive international work within the vitiligo global issues consensus conference, and vitiligo (formerly non-segmental vitiligo) is now a consensus umbrella term for all forms of generalized vitiligo. Two other subsets of vitiligo are segmental vitiligo and unclassified/undetermined vitiligo, which corresponds to focal disease and rare variants...
July 6, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683959/-oral-diseases-in-auto-immune-polyendocrine-syndrome-type-1
#7
Emmanuelle Proust-Lemoine, Sylvie Guyot
Auto-immune polyendocrine syndrome type 1 (APS1) also called Auto-immune Polyendocrinopathy Candidiasis Ectodermal Dystrophy (APECED) is a rare monogenic childhood-onset auto-immune disease. This autosomal recessive disorder is caused by mutations in the auto-immune regulator (AIRE) gene, and leads to autoimmunity targeting peripheral tissues. There is a wide variability in clinical phenotypes in patients with APSI, with auto-immune endocrine and non-endocrine disorders, and chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis...
July 3, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681705/a-model-of-auto-immune-response
#8
James K Peterson, Alison M Kesson, Nicholas J C King
BACKGROUND: In this work, we develop a theoretical model of an auto immune response. This is based on modifications of standard second messenger trigger models using both signalling pathways and diffusion and a macro level dynamic systems approximation to the response of a triggering agent such as a virus, bacteria or environmental toxin. RESULTS: We show that there, in general, will be self damage effects whenever the triggering agent's effect on the host can be separated into two distinct classes of cell populations...
June 21, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668464/low-level-exposure-to-inorganic-mercury-interferes-with-b-cell-receptor-signaling-in-transitional-type-1-b-cells
#9
R Gill, M J McCabe, A J Rosenspire
Mercury (Hg) has been implicated as a factor contributing to autoimmune disease in animal models and humans. However the mechanism by which this occurs has remained elusive. Since the discovery of B cells it has been appreciated by immunologists that during the normal course of B cell development, some immature B cells must be generated that produce immunoglobulin reactive to self-antigens (auto-antibodies). However in the course of normal development, the vast majority of immature auto-reactive B cells are prevented from maturing by processes collectively known as tolerance...
June 28, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657314/discovery-of-a-small-molecule-inhibitor-of-interleukin-15-pharmacophore-based-virtual-screening-and-hit-optimization
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Agnès Quéméner, Mike Maillasson, Laurence Arzel, Benoit Sicard, Romy Vomiandry, Erwan Mortier, Didier Dubreuil, Yannick Jacques, Jacques Lebreton, Monique Mathé-Allainmat
Interleukin (IL)-15 is a pleiotropic cytokine, which is structurally close to IL-2 and shares with it the IL-2 β and γ receptor (R) subunits. By promoting the activation and proliferation of NK, NK-T, and CD8+ T cells, IL-15 plays important roles in innate and adaptative immunity. Moreover, the association of high levels of IL-15 expression with inflammatory and autoimmune diseases has led to the development of various antagonistic approaches targeting IL-15. This study is an original approach aimed at discovering small-molecule inhibitors impeding IL-15/IL-15R interaction...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649880/understanding-type-1-diabetes-through-proteomics
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Inne Crèvecoeur, Saurabh Vig, Chantal Mathieu, Lut Overbergh
Auto-immunity against pancreatic beta-cells leads to an absolute shortage of the hormone insulin, resulting in hyperglycemia and the onset of type 1 diabetes (T1D). Proteomic approaches have been used to elucidate the mechanisms of beta-cell dysfunction and death. Areas covered: In the present review, we discuss discoveries in the beta-cell proteome that have contributed to better insights in the role of the beta-cell in T1D. Techniques, such as 2D-DIGE and MALDI imaging, together with new approaches for sample preparation, including laser capture microdissection and immunopeptidomics, have resulted in novel mechanistic insights in the pathogenesis of T1D...
June 28, 2017: Expert Review of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649865/dental-stem-cells-recent-progresses-in-tissue-engineering-and-regenerative-medicine
#12
João Botelho, Maria Alzira Cavacas, Vanessa Machado, José João Mendes
Since the disclosure of adult mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) there have been an intense investigation on the characteristics of these cells and their potentialities. Dental Stem Cells (DSCs) are MSC-like populations with self-renewal capacity and multidifferentiation potential. Currently, there are five main DSCs, dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs), stem cells from exfoliated deciduous teeth (SHED), stem cells from apical papilla (SCAP), periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs), and Dental Follicle Precursor Cells (DFPCs)...
June 24, 2017: Annals of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634486/%C3%AE-cell-replacement-strategies-the-increasing-need-for-a-%C3%AE-cell-dogma
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REVIEW
Andhira Vieira, Noémie Druelle, Fabio Avolio, Tiziana Napolitano, Sergi Navarro-Sanz, Serena Silvano, Patrick Collombat
Type 1 diabetes is an auto-immune disease resulting in the loss of pancreatic β-cells and, consequently, in chronic hyperglycemia. Insulin supplementation allows diabetic patients to control their glycaemia quite efficiently, but treated patients still display an overall shortened life expectancy and an altered quality of life as compared to their healthy counterparts. In this context and due to the ever increasing number of diabetics, establishing alternative therapies has become a crucial research goal. Most current efforts therefore aim at generating fully functional insulin-secreting β-like cells using multiple approaches...
2017: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624107/recurrence-of-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-primary-biliary-cholangitis-and-auto-immune-hepatitis-after-liver-transplantation
#14
REVIEW
T Visseren, S Darwish Murad
Liver transplantation is a well-accepted treatment for decompensated chronic liver disease due to primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) and auto-immune hepatitis (AIH). Survival after liver transplantation is generally good with 1 and 5-year survival rates around 90% and 70-85%. After transplantation, however, these diseases recur in 8.6-27% (rPSC), 10.9-42.3% (rPBC) and 7-42% (rAIH), and this poses significant challenges in terms of management and graft outcome in these patients...
April 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617559/blockade-of-il-17-alleviated-inflammation-in-rat-arthritis-and-mmp-13-expression
#15
X-L Shui, W Lin, C-W Mao, Y-Z Feng, J-Z Kong, S-M Chen
OBJECTIVE: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is one systemic auto-immune disorder featured as chronic synovitis and can destruct joint cartilage. Fibroblast-like synoviocyte (FLS) secretes various factors affecting chondrocyte matrix and degradation. This study thus investigated the effect of interleukin-17A (IL-17A) on FLS and osteoclast. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Type II collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) rats were assigned to CIA model, CIA + IgG1 isotype, and CIA + Anti-Rat IL-17A groups...
May 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606032/metformin-a-new-era-for-an-old-drug-in-the-treatment-of-immune-mediated-disease
#16
Mark Schuiveling, Nadia Vazirpanah, Timothy R D J Radstake, Maili Zimmermann, Jasper C A Broen
Metformin, a widely prescribed blood glucose normalizing antidiabetic drug, is now beginning to receive increasing attention due to its potential anti-inflammatory properties. Metformin suppresses immune responses mainly through its direct effect on the cellular functions of various immune cell types by induction of AMPK and subsequent inhibition of mTORC1, and by inhibition of mitochondrial ROS production. Among key immune events, this results in inhibited monocyte to macrophage differentiation and restrained inflammatory capacity of activated macrophages...
June 12, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599286/decitabine-inhibits-t-cell-proliferation-via-a-novel-tet2-dependent-mechanism-and-exerts-potent-protective-effect-in-mouse-auto-and-allo-immunity-models
#17
Xue Wang, Jun Wang, Yong Yu, Tonghui Ma, Ping Chen, Bing Zhou, Ran Tao
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease characterized by the dysregulated immune response including innate and adaptive immune responses. Increasing evidence has proven the importance of epigenetic modification in the progression of MS. Recent studies revealed that low-dose decitabine (Dec, 5-Aza-2'-deoxycytidine), which incorporates into replicating DNA and inhibits DNA methylation, could prevent experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) development by increasing the number of regulatory T cells (Tregs)...
May 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598564/withdrawn-celecoxib-for-rheumatoid-arthritis
#18
REVIEW
Sarah E Garner, Dogan Fidan, Ruth R Frankish, Maria Judd, Beverley Shea, Tanveer Towheed, Peter Tugwell, George A Wells
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic auto-immune disorder, involving persistent joint inflammation. NSAIDs are used to control the symptoms of RA, but are associated with significant gastro-intestinal toxicity, including a risk of potentially life threatening gastroduodenal perforations, ulcers and bleeds. The NSAIDs known as the selective Cox II inhibitors, of which celecoxib is a member, were developed in order to reduce the GI toxicity, but are more expensive. OBJECTIVES: To establish the efficacy and safety of celecoxib in the management of RA by systematic review of available evidence...
June 9, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597983/celecoxib-for-rheumatoid-arthritis
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REVIEW
Mahir Fidahic, Antonia Jelicic Kadic, Mislav Radic, Livia Puljak
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic auto-immune disorder that causes widespread and persistent inflammation of the synovial lining of joints and tendon sheaths. Presently, there is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis and treatment focuses on managing symptoms such as pain, stiffness and mobility, with the aim of achieving stable remission and improving mobility. Celecoxib is a selective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used for treatment of people with rheumatoid arthritis...
June 9, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588825/a-presentation-of-postcardiac-injury-syndrome-after-successful-chronic-total-occlusion-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-using-dissection-re-entry-techniques
#20
Gabby Elbaz-Greener, Harindra C Wijeysundera
Retrograde dissection re-entry can cause pericardial trauma of sufficient degree to lead to the development of an auto-immune postpericardial injury syndrome. Clinical suspicion for this condition should be high in the event of fever, symptoms, pericardial/pleural effusion, and pleuritic chest pain following chronic total occlusion (CTO) Post cardiac injury syndromes (PCI).
June 2017: Clinical Case Reports
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