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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802906/pathways-towards-indolent-b-cell-lymphoma-etiology-and-therapeutic-strategies
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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
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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
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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766995/constitutive-activity-of-the-arabidopsis-map-kinase-3-confers-resistance-to-pseudomonas-syringae-and-drives-robust-immune-responses
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Julien Lang, Baptiste Genot, Heribert Hirt, Jean Colcombet
Mitogen Activated Protein Kinases (MAPKs) are known to be important mediators of plant responses to biotic and abiotic stresses. In a recent report, we enlarged the understanding of the Arabidopsis thaliana MPK3 functions showing that the expression of a constitutively active (CA) form of the protein led to auto-immune phenotypes. CA-MPK3 plants are dwarf and display defense responses that are characterized by the accumulation of salicylic acid and phytoalexins as well as by the upregulation of several defense genes...
August 2, 2017: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762090/human-deiminases-isoforms-substrate-specificities-kinetics-and-detection
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Bushra Amin, Wolfgang Voelter
Peptidylarginine deiminase (PAD) enzymes are of enormous interest in biomedicine. They catalyze the conversion of a positively-charged guanidinium at an arginine side chain into a neutral ureido group. As a result of this conversion, proteins acquire the non-ribosomally encoded amino acid "citrulline". This imposes critical influences on the structure and function of the target molecules. In multiple sclerosis, myelin hyper-citrullination promotes demyelination by reducing its compaction and triggers auto-antibody production...
2017: Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754128/does-air-pollution-play-a-role-in-infertility-a-systematic-review
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Julie Carré, Nicolas Gatimel, Jessika Moreau, Jean Parinaud, Roger Léandri
BACKGROUND: Air pollution is involved in many pathologies. These pollutants act through several mechanisms that can affect numerous physiological functions, including reproduction: as endocrine disruptors or reactive oxygen species inducers, and through the formation of DNA adducts and/or epigenetic modifications. We conducted a systematic review of the published literature on the impact of air pollution on reproductive function. Eligible studies were selected from an electronic literature search from the PUBMED database from January 2000 to February 2016 and associated references in published studies...
July 28, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722362/-transient-hypogammaglobulinemia-of-infancy
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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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REVIEW
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
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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
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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
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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...
September 1, 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 27, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649880/understanding-type-1-diabetes-through-proteomics
#19
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...
July 2017: Expert Review of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649865/dental-stem-cells-recent-progresses-in-tissue-engineering-and-regenerative-medicine
#20
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
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