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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334118/markers-of-proliferation-and-invasiveness-in-somatotropinomas
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Agata Baldys-Waligorska, Iga Wierzbicka, Grzegorz Sokolowski, Dariusz Adamek, Filip Golkowski
IntroductionIn the search for markers of invasiveness of pituitary adenomas, we studied the expression of Ki-67 antigen, TOPO 2A (topoisomerase 2 alpha), AIP (Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor-Interacting Protein) and VEGF (Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor) in somatotropinomas.Material and MethodsWe retrospectively studied a group of 31 patients who underwent pituitary tumour surgery. Expression of Ki-67, TOPO 2A, AIP and VEGF in surgical specimens was determined by immunohistochemistry. Relations between quantitatively determined markers and clinical symptoms, tumour features, and MR imaging, were analysed...
January 15, 2018: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331497/dietary-antioxidant-micronutrients-alter-mucosal-inflammatory-risk-in-a-murine-model-of-genetic-and-microbial-susceptibility
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Joseph F Pierre, Reinhard Hinterleitner, Romain Bouziat, Nathan A Hubert, Vanessa Leone, Jun Miyoshi, Bana Jabri, Eugene B Chang
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are caused by the convergence of microbial, environmental, and genetic factors. Diet significantly alters these interactions by affecting both the host and microbiome. Using a mucosal inflammatory model that resembles the human condition of ileal pouchitis, we investigated the effects of Control (CONT) or Antioxidant (AOX) diet, containing pharmacologically relevant levels of 4 micronutrients, on disease risk in wild-type and IL-10-/- animals following surgical self-filling (SF) ileal blind loop placement...
December 10, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329957/safety-and-tolerability-of-a-novel-polyclonal-human-anti-mers-coronavirus-antibody-produced-from-transchromosomic-cattle-a-phase-1-randomised-double-blind-single-dose-escalation-study
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John H Beigel, Jocelyn Voell, Parag Kumar, Kanakatte Raviprakash, Hua Wu, Jin-An Jiao, Eddie Sullivan, Thomas Luke, Richard T Davey
BACKGROUND: Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is a severe respiratory illness with an overall mortality of 35%. There is no licensed or proven treatment. Passive immunotherapy approaches are being developed to prevent and treat several human medical conditions where alternative therapeutic options are absent. We report the safety of a fully human polyclonal IgG antibody (SAB-301) produced from the hyperimmune plasma of transchromosomic cattle immunised with a MERS coronavirus vaccine...
January 9, 2018: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329643/iga-nephropathy-and-iga-vasculitis-with-nephritis-have-a-shared-feature-involving-galactose-deficient-iga1-oriented-pathogenesis
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Hitoshi Suzuki, Junichi Yasutake, Yuko Makita, Yuki Tanbo, Kohei Yamasaki, Tadashi Sofue, Toshiki Kano, Yusuke Suzuki
Galactose-deficient IgA1 has been proposed as an important effector molecule in IgA nephropathy (IgAN). We previously showed that the galactose-deficient IgA1-specific monoclonal antibody KM55 can detect circulating galactose-deficient IgA1 in patients with IgAN, enabling us to study the molecular roles of galactose-deficient IgA1. Herein, we further examined the pathophysiological significance of galactose-deficient IgA1 in glomerular deposits of patients with IgAN by immunohistochemistry using KM55. Immunostaining of galactose-deficient IgA1 with KM55 was performed in paraffin-embedded sections of renal biopsy specimens from 48 patients with IgAN and 49 patients with other renal diseases such as lupus nephritis, HCV-related nephropathy, IgA vasculitis with nephritis (IgA-VN), and membranous nephropathy...
January 9, 2018: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329625/immune-development-and-performance-characteristics-of-romney-sheep-selected-for-either-resistance-or-resilience-to-gastrointestinal-nematodes
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A W Greer, J L McKenzie, R W McAnulty, J F Huntley, T N McNeilly
Immunological and performance characteristics were explored in Romney sheep from lines selected for either resistance or resilience to parasite infection. At a mean 78 days-of-age, twin lambs from a line selected for resistance (RT) and lambs from a line selected for resilience (RL) were infected with the intestinal nematode Trichostrongylus colubriformis for 100 days (I) while their twin remained as an uninfected control (C). Compared with RL, RT animals had lower levels of circulating CD4+ T-cells (P = 0...
January 30, 2018: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329335/immunization-with-gingipain-a-hemagglutinin-domain-of-porphyromonas-gingivalis-induces-igm-antibodies-binding-to-malondialdehyde-acetaldehyde-modified-low-density-lipoprotein
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Mikael Kyrklund, Outi Kummu, Jari Kankaanpää, Ramin Akhi, Antti Nissinen, S Pauliina Turunen, Pirkko Pussinen, Chunguang Wang, Sohvi Hörkkö
Treatment of periodontitis has beneficial effects on systemic inflammation markers that relate to progression of atherosclerosis. We aimed to investigate whether immunization with A hemagglutinin domain (Rgp44) of Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg), a major etiologic agent of periodontitis, would lead to an antibody response cross-reacting with oxidized low-density lipoprotein (OxLDL) and how it would affect the progression of atherosclerosis in low-density lipoprotein receptor-deficient (LDLR-/-) mice. The data revealed a prominent IgM but not IgG response to malondialdehyde-acetaldehyde modified LDL (MAA-LDL) after Rgp44 and Pg immunizations, implying that Rgp44/Pg and MAA adducts may share cross-reactive epitopes that prompt IgM antibody production and consequently confer atheroprotection...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327821/chronic-kidney-disease-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
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Omer Shahab, Pegah Golabi, Zobair M Younossi
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection affects many organs in the body, including the liver, kidneys, skin, joints and others. Although the hepatic manifestation of HCV has been widely studied, the extrahepatic manifestaions of HCV have not been fully appreciated. Studies have shown that patients with HCV have a higher risk of chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease, as well as poorer outcomes after kidney transplantation. Given these findings, it is important to screen HCV patients for presence of renal impairement in a timely manner...
January 10, 2018: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326807/heavy-chain-diseases-and-myeloma-associated-fanconi-syndrome-an-update
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REVIEW
Roberto Ria, Franco Dammacco, Angelo Vacca
The heavy chain diseases (HCDs) are rare B-cell malignancies characterized by the production of a monoclonal immunoglobulin heavy chain without an associated light chain. There are three types of HCD, defined by the class of immunoglobulin heavy chain produced: IgA (α-HCD), IgG (γ-HCD), and IgM (μ-HCD). Alpha-HCD is the most common and usually occurs as intestinal malabsorption in a young adult from a country of the Mediterranean area. Gamma- and μ-HCDs are rarer and associated with a B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma that produces an abnormal Ig heavy chain...
2018: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326501/analysis-of-salivary-iga-amylase-lactoferrin-and-lysozyme-before-and-after-comprehensive-dental-treatment-in-children-a-prospective-study
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Akhilesh Sharma, Priya Subramaniam, Shebin Moiden
Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the levels of salivary IgA, amylase, lactoferrin, and lysozyme before and after comprehensive dental treatment in children with early childhood caries. Design: Thirty children aged 36-60 months, with a deft score ≥5, were selected for the study. Before dental treatment, paraffin-stimulated whole saliva was collected in a sterile graduated cup for a period of 5 min. The saliva samples were quantitatively analyzed for levels of IgA, amylase, lactoferrin, and lysozyme using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
October 2017: Contemporary Clinical Dentistry
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/29325070/vaccine-induced-antibody-responses-modify-the-association-between-t-cell-immune-responses-and-hiv-1-infection-risk-in-hvtn-505
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Youyi Fong, Xiaoying Shen, Vicki C Ashley, Aaron Deal, Kelly E Seaton, Chenchen Yu, Shannon P Grant, Guido Ferrari, Allan C deCamp, Robert T Bailer, Richard A Koup, David Montefiori, Barton F Haynes, Marcella Sarzotti-Kelsoe, Barney S Graham, Lindsay N Carpp, Scott M Hammer, Magda Sobieszczyk, Shelly Karuna, Edith Swann, Edwin DeJesus, Mark Mulligan, Ian Frank, Susan Buchbinder, Richard M Novak, M Juliana McElrath, Spyros Kalams, Michael Keefer, Nicole A Frahm, Holly E Janes, Peter B Gilbert, Georgia D Tomaras
Background: HVTN 505 was an HIV-1 preventive vaccine efficacy trial of a DNA/recombinant adenovirus serotype 5 (rAd5) vaccine regimen. We assessed antibody responses measured one month post-final vaccination (Month 7) as correlates of HIV-1 acquisition risk. Methods: Binding antibody responses were quantified in serum samples from 25 primary endpoint vaccine cases (diagnosed with HIV-1 infection between Month 7 and 24) and 125 randomly sampled frequency-matched vaccine controls (HIV-1 negative at Month 24)...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324897/serum-galactose-deficient-iga1-and-igg-autoantibodies-correlate-in-patients-with-iga-nephropathy
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William J Placzek, Hiroyuki Yanagawa, Yuko Makita, Matthew B Renfrow, Bruce A Julian, Dana V Rizk, Yusuke Suzuki, Jan Novak, Hitoshi Suzuki
IgA nephropathy is an autoimmune disease characterized by IgA1-containing glomerular immune deposits. We previously proposed a multi-hit pathogenesis model in which patients with IgA nephropathy have elevated levels of circulatory IgA1 with some O-glycans deficient in galactose (Gd-IgA1, autoantigen). Gd-IgA1 is recognized by anti-glycan IgG and/or IgA autoantibodies, resulting in formation of pathogenic immune complexes. Some of these immune complexes deposit in the kidney, activate mesangial cells, and incite glomerular injury leading to clinical presentation of IgA nephropathy...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324245/heavy-light-chain-assay-as-a-biomarker-for-diagnosis-and-follow-up-of-multiple-myeloma
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Hyojin Chae, Eunhee Han, Jaeeun Yoo, Jaewoong Lee, Jeong Joong Lee, Kyoungho Cha, Myungshin Kim, Yonggoo Kim, Sung-Eun Lee, Chang-Ki Min
BACKGROUND: The heavy-light chain (HLC) assay enables the accurate measurement of each isotype-specific heavy and light chain (i.e., IgGĸ, IgGλ, IgAĸ, and IgAλ) and the derivation of an HLC-pair ratio. However, to date, only limited data have validated the usefulness of serial HLC measurements in the routine follow-up of intact immunoglobulin multiple myeloma (MM) patients. METHODS: A total of 36 diagnostic and 671 post-treatment sera from 115 IgG and 61 IgA MM patients were assessed with capillary zone electrophoresis, immunosubtraction electrophoresis, total immunoglobulin measurement, free light chain, and HLC assay...
January 8, 2018: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324184/effects-of-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-on-serum-proinflammatory-cytokines-in-the-treatment-of-ankylosing-spondylitis
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Yong Yan, Tuan-Mao Guo, Chao Zhu
OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to investigate the correlation between levels of serum proinflammatory cytokines and the clinical efficacy of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). METHODS: A total of 148 AS patients were selected and received NSAID treatment. ELISA was used to assess cytokine levels, and patients were assigned into positively effective, effective, moderately effective, and ineffective groups...
January 11, 2018: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biochimie et Biologie Cellulaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323083/monoclonal-gammopathy-with-double-m-bands-an-atypical-presentation-on-serum-protein-electrophoresis-simulating-biclonal-gammopathy
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Kaustubh Bora, Umesh Das, Bhupen Barman, Alice Abraham Ruram
Monoclonal gammopathies, such as multiple myeloma, typically exhibit high levels of a monoclonal immunoglobulin (M-protein), produced by a clone of abnormally proliferating B-lymphocytes and/or plasma cells. The M-protein can be evaluated by serum protein electrophoresis (SPEP), which yields a single discrete band (M-band), usually in the γ-globulin region. Rarely, two M-bands appear simultaneously at different positions during SPEP - a condition known as biclonal gammopathy, which is a result of clonal expansion of two different neoplastic cell lines...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321484/loss-of-tolerance-to-gut-immunity-protein-glycoprotein-2-gp2-is-associated-with-progressive-disease-course-in-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis
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Tamas Tornai, David Tornai, Nora Sipeki, Istvan Tornai, Rayan Alsulaimani, Kai Fechner, Dirk Roggenbuck, Gary L Norman, Gabor Veres, Gabriella Par, Alajos Par, Ferenc Szalay, Peter Laszlo Lakatos, Peter Antal-Szalmas, Maria Papp
Glycoprotein 2[GP2] is a specific target of pancreatic autoantibodies[PAbs] in Crohn's disease(CD) and is involved in gut innate immunity processes. Our aim was to evaluate the prevalence and prognostic potential of PAbs in primary sclerosing cholangitis(PSC). Sixty-five PSC patients were tested for PAbs by indirect immunofluorescence and compared with healthy (n = 100) and chronic liver disease controls(CLD, n = 488). Additionally, a panel of anti-microbial antibodies and secretory (s)IgA levels were measured, as markers of bacterial translocation and immune dysregulation...
January 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321370/activation-induced-cytidine-deaminase-deficiency-accelerates-autoimmune-diabetes-in-nod-mice
#17
Qiyuan Tan, Ningwen Tai, Yangyang Li, James Pearson, Sean Pennetti, Zhiguang Zhou, F Susan Wong, Li Wen
B cells play an important role in type 1 diabetes (T1D) development. However, the role of B cell activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID) in diabetes development is not clear. We hypothesized that AID is important in the immunopathogenesis of T1D. To test this hypothesis, we generated AID-deficient (AID-/-) NOD mice. We found that AID-/-NOD mice developed accelerated T1D, with worse insulitis and high levels of anti-insulin autoantibody in the circulation. Interestingly, neither maternal IgG transferred through placenta, nor IgA transferred through milk affected the accelerated diabetes development...
January 11, 2018: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321320/hiv-1-specific-iga-monoclonal-antibodies-from-an-hiv-1-vaccinee-mediate-galcer-blocking-and-phagocytosis
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Saintedym Wills, Kwan-Ki Hwang, Pinghuang Liu, S Moses Dennison, Matthew Zirui Tay, Xiaoying Shen, Justin Pollara, Judith T Lucas, Robert Parks, Supachai Rerks-Ngarm, Punnee Pitisuttithum, Sorachai Nitayapan, Jaranit Kaewkungwal, Rasmi Thomas, Jerome H Kim, Nelson L Michael, Merlin L Robb, Mike McRaven, David C Montefiori, Thomas J Hope, Hua-Xin Liao, M Anthony Moody, Guido Ferrari, Barton F Haynes, S Munir Alam, Mattia Bonsignori, Georgia D Tomaras
Vaccine-elicited humoral immune responses comprise an array of antibody forms and specificities with only a fraction contributing to protective host immunity. Elucidation of antibody effector functions responsible for protective immunity against HIV-1 acquisition is a major goal for the HIV-1 vaccine field. Immunoglobulin A (IgA) is an important part of the host defense against pathogens; however, little is known about the role of vaccine-elicited IgA and their capacity to mediate antiviral functions. To identify the antiviral functions of HIV-1-specific IgA elicited by vaccination, we cloned HIV-1 envelope specific IgA monoclonal antibodies by memory B cell cultures from peripheral blood mononuclear cells from an RV144 vaccinee and produced two IgA clonal cell lines (HG129 and HG130) producing native, non-recombinant IgA monoclonal antibodies (mAbs)...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320993/distribution-of-glomerular-diseases-in-taiwan-preliminary-report-of-national-renal-biopsy-registry-publication-on-behalf-of-taiwan-society-of-nephrology
#19
Hsien-Fu Chiu, Hung-Chun Chen, Kuo-Cheng Lu, Kuo-Hsiung Shu
BACKGROUND: Despite the development of biomarkers and noninvasive imaging tools, biopsy remains the only method for correctly diagnosing patients with unexplained hematuria, proteinuria and renal failure. Renal biopsy has been performed for several decades in Taiwan; however, a national data registry is still lacking until 2013. METHODS: The Renal Biopsy Registry Committee was established within the Taiwan Society of Nephrology in January 2013. A biopsy registry format, including basic demographic data, baseline clinical features, laboratory data, and clinical and pathological diagnosis was developed...
January 10, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320431/galectin-targeted-therapy-in-oncology-current-knowledge-and-perspectives
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REVIEW
Kamil Wdowiak, Tomasz Francuz, Enrique Gallego-Colon, Natalia Ruiz-Agamez, Marcin Kubeczko, Iga Grochoła, Jerzy Wojnar
The incidence and mortality of cancer have increased over the past decades. Significant progress has been made in understanding the underpinnings of this disease and developing therapies. Despite this, cancer still remains a major therapeutic challenge. Current therapeutic research has targeted several aspects of the disease such as cancer development, growth, angiogenesis and metastases. Many molecular and cellular mechanisms remain unknown and current therapies have so far failed to meet their intended potential...
January 10, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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