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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924277/clinical-outcomes-of-prophylactic-platelet-transfusion-in-patients-with-dengue-a-retrospective-study-of-patients-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-karachi
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Sher Muhammad Sethi, Ayesha Khalil, Muhammad Rashid Naseem Khan, Adeel Khatri, Asif Jan Muhammad, Ghulam Murtaza
OBJECTIVE: To determine the benefit of prophylactic platelet transfusion on clinical outcomes in patients with dengue fever. METHODS: The retrospective cohort study was conducted at Patel Hospital, Karachi, and comprised record of patients fulfilling World Health Organisation's diagnostic criteria for dengue between 2009 and 2015. We excluded patients with known auto-immune thrombocytopenia, isolated infection with a pathogen other than dengue virus, drug-induced thrombocytopenia and patients requiring therapeutic transfusion...
September 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915632/decitabine-inhibits-t-cell-proliferation-via-a-novel-tet2-dependent-mechanism-and-exerts-potent-protective-effect-in-mouse-auto-and-allo-immunity-models
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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)...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903847/dengue-hemorrhagic-fever-arare-cause-of-acute-liver-failure
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Aisha Nazeer, Ayesha Aslam Rai, Nasir Hassan Luck, Abbas Ali Yousuf Tasneem
Acute liver failure (ALF) is an acute medical emergency which carries high mortality without liver transplantation. Various hepatotropic viruses, drug induced liver injury, auto immune hepatitis, and metabolic liver diseases are the commonly implicated etiologic agents. Liver involvement in dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) is quite common, but acute liver failure is its rare complication. Neurological complications are also commonly seen in DHF. Ateenage girl presented with high grade fever and subconjunctival hemorrhage, and later developed jaundice due to acute liver failure...
August 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901644/the-truncated-nlr-protein-tir-nbs13-is-a-mos6-importin-%C3%AE-3-interaction-partner-and-required-for-plant-immunity
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Charlotte Roth, Daniel Lüdke, Melanie Klenke, Annalena Quathamer, Oliver Valerius, Gerhard H Braus, Marcel Wiermer
Importin-α proteins mediate the translocation of nuclear localization signal (NLS)-containing proteins from the cytoplasm into the nucleus through nuclear pore complexes (NPCs). Genetically, Arabidopsis IMPORTIN-α3/MOS6 (MODIFIER OF SNC1, 6) is required for basal plant immunity and constitutive disease resistance activated in the auto-immune mutant snc1 (suppressor of npr1-1, constitutive 1), suggesting that MOS6 plays a role in nuclear import of proteins involved in plant defense signaling. Here, we sought to identify and characterize defense-regulatory cargo proteins and interaction partners of MOS6...
September 13, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881959/maboss-2-0-an-environment-for-stochastic-boolean-modeling
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Gautier Stoll, Barthélémy Caron, Eric Viara, Aurélien Dugourd, Andrei Zinovyev, Aurélien Naldi, Guido Kroemer, Emmanuel Barillot, Laurence Calzone
Motivation: Modeling of signaling pathways is an important step towards the understanding and the treatment of diseases such as cancers, HIV or auto-immune diseases. MaBoSS is a software that allows to simulate populations of cells and to model stochastically the intracellular mechanisms that are deregulated in diseases. MaBoSS provides an output of a Boolean model in the form of time-dependent probabilities, for all biological entities (genes, proteins, phenotypes, etc.) of the model...
July 15, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862054/lysosomal-targeting-strategies-for-design-and-delivery-of-bioactive-for-therapeutic-interventions
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Ankur Sharma, Kalpesh Vaghasiya, Eupa Ray, Rahul Kumar Verma
Lysosomes are of particular interest for the design and delivery of pH dependent pro-drugs, enhancing selectivity and developing strategies to inhibit drug degradation inside the cells. There is great potential to bring intracellular drug delivery and distribution using nano-therapeutic approaches to target lysosomes for therapeutic interventions. Lysosomal targeting strategies involve two contrasting facets. One aspect is to directly target therapeutics to the lysosome through receptor-mediated endocytosis and the other facet involves strategies, which ensure escape from the lysosome in order to prevent their degradation, so that therapeutics may remain intact and available in the cytosol for their further action...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Drug Targeting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855898/quantitative-analysis-of-repertoire-scale-immunoglobulin-properties-in-vaccine-induced-b-cell-responses
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Ilja V Khavrutskii, Sidhartha Chaudhury, Sabrina M Stronsky, Donald W Lee, Jacqueline G Benko, Anders Wallqvist, Sina Bavari, Christopher L Cooper
Recent advances in the next-generation sequencing of B-cell receptors (BCRs) enable the characterization of humoral responses at a repertoire-wide scale and provide the capability for identifying unique features of immune repertoires in response to disease, vaccination, or infection. Immunosequencing now readily generates 10(3)-10(5) sequences per sample; however, statistical analysis of these repertoires is challenging because of the high genetic diversity of BCRs and the elaborate clonal relationships among them...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844088/familial-chilblain-lupus-what-can-we-learn-from-type-i-interferonopathies
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REVIEW
Christoph Fiehn
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Familial chilblain lupus belongs to the group of type I interferonopathies and is characterized by typical skin manifestations and acral ischaemia. This review aims to give an overview of clinical signs and the pathophysiological mechanisms. RECENT FINDINGS: There are several mutations that can lead to this autosomal dominant disease. Most frequent is a mutation of the gene for TREX-1. However, as well cases of families with mutations in the SAMHD1 gene and, recently, with one for the gene that codes for the protein stimulator of interferon genes have been described...
August 26, 2017: Current Rheumatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838389/autoimmune-paraneoplastic-syndromes-associated-to-lung-cancer-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature-part-5-neurological-auto-antibodies-discussion-flow-chart-conclusions
#9
REVIEW
Claudine Sculier, Georgiana Bentea, Lucien Ruelle, Bogdan Grigoriu, Michelle Coureau, Julie Gorham, Spyridon Sideris, Stéphane Holbrechts, Jean-Jacques Lafitte, Anne-Pascale Meert, Valérie Durieux, Thierry Berghmans, Jean-Paul Sculier
The development of new immune treatment in oncology and particularly for lung cancer may induce new complications, particularly activation or reactivation of auto-immune diseases. In this context, a systematic review on the auto-immune paraneoplastic syndromes that can complicate lung cancer appears useful. This article is the last of a series of five and deals mainly with onconeural antibodies involved in neurological paraneoplastic syndromes and provides the final discussion.
September 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838388/autoimmune-paraneoplastic-syndromes-associated-to-lung-cancer-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature-part-4-neurological-paraneoplastic-syndromes-involving-the-peripheral-nervous-system-and-the-neuromuscular-junction-and-muscles
#10
REVIEW
Lucien Ruelle, Georgiana Bentea, Spyridon Sideris, Mohamed El Koulali, Stéphane Holbrechts, Jean-Jacques Lafitte, Bogdan Grigoriu, Claudine Sculier, Anne-Pascale Meert, Valérie Durieux, Thierry Berghmans, Jean-Paul Sculier
The development of new immune treatment in oncology and particularly for lung cancer may induce new complications, particularly activation or reactivation of auto-immune diseases. In this context, a systematic review on the auto-immune paraneoplastic syndromes that can complicate lung cancer appears useful. This article is the fourth of a series of five and deals mainly with neurological paraneoplastic syndromes involving the peripheral nervous system and the neuromuscular junction and muscles.
September 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831696/brca1-mutation-carriers-have-a-lower-number-of-mature-oocytes-after-ovarian-stimulation-for-ivf-pgd
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I A P Derks-Smeets, T C van Tilborg, A van Montfoort, L Smits, H L Torrance, M Meijer-Hoogeveen, F Broekmans, J C F M Dreesen, A D C Paulussen, V C G Tjan-Heijnen, I Homminga, M M J van den Berg, M G E M Ausems, M de Rycke, C E M de Die-Smulders, W Verpoest, R van Golde
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine whether BRCA1/2 mutation carriers produce fewer mature oocytes after ovarian stimulation for in vitro fertilization (IVF) with preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), in comparison to a PGD control group. METHODS: A retrospective, international, multicenter cohort study was performed on data of first PGD cycles performed between January 2006 and September 2015. Data were extracted from medical files. The study was performed in one PGD center and three affiliated IVF centers in the Netherlands and one PGD center in Belgium...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828988/polymer-based-protein-therapeutics
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Showkat Ahmad Bhawani, Ahmad Husaini, Fasihuddin Badruddin Ahmad, Mohd Razip Asaruddin
Proteins have played avery important role in the drug industry for developing treatments of various diseases such as auto-immune diseases, cancer, diabetes, mental disorder, metabolic disease, and others. Therapeutic proteins have high activity and specificity but they have some limitations such as short half-life, poor stability, low solubility and immunogenicity, so they cannot prolong their therapeutic activity. These shortcomings have been rectified by using polymers for the conjugation with proteins. The conjugates of protein-polymer improves the half-lives, stability and makes them non-immunogenic...
August 21, 2017: Current Protein & Peptide Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822049/potential-for-diagnosis-versus-therapy-monitoring-of-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-a-new-epigenetic-biomarker-interacting-with-both-genotype-and-auto-immunity
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Walter Adriani, Emilia Romano, Mariangela Pucci, Esterina Pascale, Luca Cerniglia, Silvia Cimino, Renata Tambelli, Paolo Curatolo, Oleg Granstrem, Mauro Maccarrone, Giovanni Laviola, Claudio D'Addario
In view of the need for easily accessible biomarkers, we evaluated in ADHD children the epigenetic status of the 5'-untranslated region (UTR) in the SLC6A3 gene, coding for human dopamine transporter (DAT). We analysed buccal swabs and sera from 30 children who met DSM-IV-TR criteria for ADHD, assigned to treatment according to severity. Methylation levels at six-selected CpG sites (among which, a CGGCGGCGG and a CGCG motif), alone or in combination with serum titers in auto-antibodies against dopamine transporter (DAT aAbs), were analysed for correlation with CGAS scores (by clinicians) and Conners' scales (by parents), collected at recruitment and after 6 weeks...
August 18, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819237/disruption-of-the-plant-specific-cfs1-gene-impairs-autophagosome-turnover-and-triggers-eds1-dependent-cell-death
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Arpaporn Sutipatanasomboon, Stefanie Herberth, Ellen G Alwood, Heidrun Häweker, Britta Müller, Mojgan Shahriari, Anke Y Zienert, Birger Marin, Silke Robatzek, Gerrit J K Praefcke, Kathryn R Ayscough, Martin Hülskamp, Swen Schellmann
Cell death, autophagy and endosomal sorting contribute to many physiological, developmental and immunological processes in plants. They are mechanistically interconnected and interdependent, but the molecular basis of their mutual regulation has only begun to emerge in plants. Here, we describe the identification and molecular characterization of CELL DEATH RELATED ENDOSOMAL FYVE/SYLF PROTEIN 1 (CFS1). The CFS1 protein interacts with the ENDOSOMAL SORTING COMPLEX REQUIRED FOR TRANSPORT I (ESCRT-I) component ELCH (ELC) and is localized at ESCRT-I-positive late endosomes likely through its PI3P and actin binding SH3YL1 Ysc84/Lsb4p Lsb3p plant FYVE (SYLF) domain...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804113/case-report-of-a-28-year-old-male-with-the-rapid-progression-of-steroid-resistant-central-nervous-system-vasculitis-diagnosed-by-a-brain-biopsy
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Keigo Takahashi, Hideki Sato, Hidenori Hattori, Masaki Takao, Shinichi Takahashi, Norihiro Suzuki
A 28-year-old Japanese male without a significant past medical history presented with new-onset generalized clonic seizure and headache. A brain MRI revealed multiple enhanced lesions on both cerebral hemispheres. Laboratory exams showed no evidence of systemic inflammation or auto-immune antibodies such as ANCAs. Despite four courses of high-dose methylprednisolone pulse therapy and five treatments with plasmapheresis, his symptoms worsened and the MRI lesions progressed rapidly. During these treatments, we performed a targeted brain biopsy, that revealed histological findings consistent with a predominant angiitis of parenchymal and subdural small vessels...
August 11, 2017: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802906/pathways-towards-indolent-b-cell-lymphoma-etiology-and-therapeutic-strategies
#16
REVIEW
Michiel van den Brand, Blanca Scheijen, Corine J Hess, J Han Jm van Krieken, Patricia J T A Groenen
Although patients with indolent B-cell lymphomas have a relatively good survival rate, conventional chemotherapy is not curative. Disease courses are typically characterized by multiple relapses and progressively shorter response duration with subsequent lines of therapy. There has been an explosion of innovative targeted agents in the past years. This review discusses current knowledge on the etiology of indolent B-cell lymphomas with respect to the role of micro-organisms, auto-immune diseases, and deregulated pathways caused by mutations...
August 5, 2017: Blood Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797313/intravenous-immunoglobulins-in-children-with-new-onset-dilated-cardiomyopathy
#17
Josephine F Heidendael, Suzanne L Den Boer, Joanne G Wildenbeest, Michiel Dalinghaus, Bart Straver, Dasja Pajkrt
BACKGROUND: Dilated cardiomyopathy is a rare but serious disorder in children. No effective diagnostic or treatment tools are readily available. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of intravenous immunoglobulins in children with new onset dilated cardiomyopathy. Methods and results In this retrospective cohort study, 94 children with new onset dilated cardiomyopathy were followed during a median period of 33 months. All patients with secondary dilated cardiomyopathy - for example, genetic, auto-immune or structural defects - had been excluded...
August 11, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781105/adult-s-onset-still-disease-occurring-during-pregnancy-case-report-and-literature-review
#18
Léo Plaçais, Arsène Mekinian, Marie Bornes, Armelle Poujol-Robert, Naiké Bigé, Eric Maury, Olivier Fain
INTRODUCTION: Adult onset Still's disease is a rare affection classified among non-hereditary autoinflammatory diseases. We here report a case of AOSD revealed during pregnancy with a life-threatening presentation along with a review of 19 cases from literature. CASE: A 38-years old woman was treated in our department for diffuse systemic sclerosis and associated Sjögren syndrome. She was pregnant and presented with acute fever and arthralgias. Laboratory data revealed mild liver cytolysis but a large screening for infectious and auto-immune diseases was negative and hepato-biliar imaging was normal...
July 10, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771603/expression-of-pd-l1-and-other-immunotherapeutic-targets-in-thymic-epithelial-tumors
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Kathryn C Arbour, Jarushka Naidoo, Keith E Steele, Ai Ni, Andre L Moreira, Natasha Rekhtman, Paul B Robbins, Joyson Karakunnel, Andreas Rimner, James Huang, Gregory J Riely, Matthew D Hellmann
INTRODUCTION: The thymus is a critical organ for the development of the adaptive immune system and thymic epithelial tumors (TETs; thymomas and thymic carcinomas) are often associated with auto-immune paraneoplastic conditions. However, the immunobiology of TETs is not well described. An evaluation of the tumor microenvironment, with particular focus on expression of immunotherapeutic targets, may facilitate and prioritize development of immunotherapy strategies for patients with TETs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770708/the-interaction-between-anti-ro-ssa-and-anti-la-ssb-autoantibodies-and-anti-infectious-antibodies-in-a-wide-spectrum-of-auto-immune-diseases-another-angle-of-the-autoimmune-mosaic
#20
Nancy Agmon-Levin, Amir Dagan, Yogev Peri, Juan-Manuel Anaya, Carlo Selmi, Angela Tincani, Nicola Bizzaro, Ljudmila Stojanovich, Jan Damoiseaux, Jan Willem Cohen Tervaert, Marta Mosca, Ricard Cervera, Yehuda Shoenfeld
OBJECTIVES: The presence of anti-Ro/SSA and anti-La/SSB antibodies has been linked with autoimmunity in general and with several autoimmune diseases (AID) in particular. In the current study we evaluated these antibodies in a wide spectrum of AID as well as the links between them and anti-infectious antibodies. METHODS: We examined 2082 sera from patients with 16 different AID compared to 524 sera from geographically-matched healthy controls, for the presence and titres of anti-Ro/SSA and anti-La/SSB...
July 6, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
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