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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155501/urinary-mrna-and-lupus-disease-flare
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REVIEW
Cheuk-Chun Szeto
In the past 20 years, extraction and quantification of mRNA from urinary sediment has emerged as a novel laboratory technique. The potential application of urinary mRNA quantification to the clinical care of patients with SLE has become an active field of research. However, published studies in this area are limited to small-scale ones. mRNA levels of several of cytokine and transcript factor genes have been found to have the potential for the diagnosis or monitoring of disease activity in patients with lupus nephritis...
December 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136041/profiling-analysis-of-circulating-microrna-in-peripheral-blood-of-patients-with-class-iv-lupus-nephritis
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Elkin Navarro-Quiroz, Lisandro Pacheco-Lugo, Roberto Navarro-Quiroz, Hernan Lorenzi, Pierine España-Puccini, Yirys Díaz-Olmos, Lisneth Almendrales, Valeria Olave, Henry Gonzalez-Torres, Anderson Diaz-Perez, Alex Dominguez, Antonio Iglesias, Raul García, Gustavo Aroca-Martinez
Renal involvement in Systemic Lupus Erythematous (SLE) patients is one of the leading causes of morbidity and a significant contributor to mortality. It's estimated that nearly 50% of SLE individuals develop kidney disease in the first year of the diagnosis. Class IV lupus nephritis (LN-IV) is the class of lupus nephritis most common in Colombian patients with SLE. Altered miRNAs expression levels have been reported in human autoimmune diseases including lupus. Variations in the expression pattern of peripheral blood circulating miRNAs specific for this class of lupus nephritis could be correlated with the pathophysiological status of this group of individuals...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130759/preeclampsia-in-pregnancies-complicated-by-sle-nephritis-prophylactic-treatment-with-multidisciplinary-approach-are-important-keys-to-prevent-adverse-obstetrics-outcomes
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Federico Mecacci, Serena Simeone, Calogero Lino Cirami, Mauro Cozzolino, Caterina Serena, Marianna Pina Rambaldi, Pamela Gallo, Lorenzo Emmi, Daniele Cammelli, Giorgio Mello, Marco Matucci Cerinic
INTRODUCTION: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) commonly affects women of childbearing age. Hypertension, antiphospholipid syndrome and lupus nephritis are risk factors for adverse maternal/fetal outcome. The aim of this retrospective cohort study is to compare pregnancy outcomes in patients with and without SLE nephritis, using a multidisciplinary approach and a broad prophylaxis protocol. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were collected from 86 pregnancies complicated by SLE...
November 12, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120579/expression-of-cd64-on-surface-of-circulating-monocytes-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients-relation-to-disease-activity-and-lupus-nephritis
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Yasser A Abd-Elhamid, Refaat M Eltanawy, Rasha M Fawzy, Nehad A Fouad, Ann M Atlm
CD64 is a type of integral membrane glycoprotein known as FC receptor that binds monomeric IgG-type antibodies with high affinity. It is more commonly known as FC gamma receptor 1 (FC?R1) and it is expressed on monocytes surface. The goal of this study was to investigate the association of CD64 expression on the surface of peripheral blood monocytes of systemic lupus erythematosus patients with disease activity, and lupus nephritis. 30 SLE patients were enrolled into this study. They were subdivided into: 15 SLE patients with lupus nephritis and 15 SLE patients without lupus nephritis...
January 2017: Egyptian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119288/renal-macrophages-and-dendritic-cells-in-sle-nephritis
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REVIEW
Naomi I Maria, Anne Davidson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of the study was to review the characteristics of renal macrophages and dendritic cells during homeostasis and disease, with a particular focus on lupus nephritis. RECENT FINDINGS: Resident renal macrophages derive from embryonic sources and are long-lived and self-renewing; they are also replaced from the bone marrow with age. The unique characteristics of macrophages in each tissue are imposed by the microenvironment and reinforced by epigenetic modifications...
November 9, 2017: Current Rheumatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111236/reprint-of-dual-blockade-of-the-pro-inflammatory-chemokine-ccl2-and-the-homeostatic-chemokine-cxcl12-is-as-effective-as-high-dose-cyclophosphamide-in-murine-proliferative-lupus-nephritis
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Satish Kumar Devarapu, Santhosh Kumar Vr, Khader Valli Rupanagudi, Onkar P Kulkarni, Dirk Eulberg, Sven Klussmann, Hans-Joachim Anders
Induction therapy of proliferative lupus nephritis still requires the use of unselective immunosuppressive drugs with significant toxicities. In search of more specific drugs with equal efficacy but fewer side effects we considered blocking pro-inflammatory chemokine monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1/CCL2) and homeostatic chemokine stromal cell-derived factor-1 (SDF-1/CXCL12), which both contribute to the onset and progression of proliferative lupus nephritis yet through different mechanisms. We hypothesized that dual antagonism could be as potent on lupus nephritis as the unselective immunosuppressant cyclophosphamide (CYC)...
October 27, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108828/can-we-manage-lupus-nephritis-without-chronic-corticosteroids-administration
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REVIEW
Liz Lightstone, Andrea Doria, Hannah Wilson, Frank L Ward, Maddalena Larosa, Joanne M Bargman
The outcome of lupus nephritis (LN) has changed since the introduction of glucocorticoids (GCs), which dramatically reduced the mortality related to one of the most severe complications of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Since the 1950's, other immunosuppressants, including biologic drugs (i.e. rituximab) have aided in maintaining remission, preserving kidney function, but not preventing treatment-related toxicity. GCs still remain the cornerstone in the treatment of SLE, including LN, and they are widely used in clinical practice...
November 3, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103182/clinical-features-outcome-and-associated-factors-for-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-in-thai-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-case-control-study
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Usanee Damrongpipatkul, Kanokporn Oranratanachai, Nuntana Kasitanon, Salita Wuttiplakorn, Worawit Louthrenoo
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) has been recognized increasingly. This study aimed to determine the prevalence, clinical features, brain imaging findings, outcomes, and associated factors of PRES in Thai SLE patients. SLE patients with PRES were identified from the lupus cohort of Chiang Mai University. Controls were SLE patients with a hospital number close to and actually had SLE diagnosis within 5 years of the case (case:control ratio = 1:4)...
November 4, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073812/urinary-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-and-monocyte-chemoattractant-protein-1-as-biomarkers-for-lupus-nephritis-in-colombian-sle-patients
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J A Gómez-Puerta, B Ortiz-Reyes, T Urrego, A L Vanegas-García, C H Muñoz, L A González, R Cervera, G Vásquez
Background Information regarding urinary biomarkers in Mestizo and Afro-Latin-American patients is very limited. We investigated whether levels of urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), and monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (MCP-1) are good biomarkers to differentiate patients with lupus nephritis among Latin-American systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients. Methods SLE patients meeting the revised American College of Rheumatology classification criteria for SLE were recruited. Urinary levels of NGAL and MCP-1 were measured using a commercial ELISA kit...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069649/the-systemic-activation-of-programmed-death-1-pd-l1-axis-protects-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-model-from-nephritis
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Wenjun Liao, Hua Zheng, Sha Wu, Yanmei Zhang, Wei Wang, Zili Zhang, Chenfei Zhou, Hongjun Wu, Jie Min
BACKGROUND: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is characterized by abnormal activated T cells, autoreactive B cells, and massive cytokines. The CD4+ T cells determined B-cells differentiation and cytokines production. The programmed death 1 (PD-1) is the checkpoint immunoinhibitory receptor of activated T cells, and its engagement could exhaust T cells. In this study, we investigated the role of PD-1 systemic engagement with PD-L1-Ig in lupus-like nephritis in SLE mice. METHODS: The murine PD-L1-Ig was injected into SLE-prone mice...
October 26, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067587/altered-frequencies-of-memory-b-cells-in-new-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients
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Li Zhu, Zijing Yin, Bomiao Ju, Jing Zhang, Yanhua Wang, Xiaohong Lv, Zhiming Hao, Lan He
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic systemic autoimmune disease, characterized by B cell hyperactivity and pathogenic autoantibodies formation. The objective of this study is to evaluate the distribution of B cell subsets in patients with SLE. We included patients with SLE followed in First Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an JiaoTong University, Xi'an, China. Flow cytometry was used to measure frequencies of B cell subsets, including memory B cells, switched memory B cells, non-switched memory B cells, double-negative memory B cells, and naïve B cells in 130 patients with SLE and 55 healthy controls...
October 25, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062579/successful-treatment-of-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-associated-with-lupus-nephritis-by-using-mycophenolate-mofetil
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Takashi Nawata, Makoto Kubo, Kosaku Shiragami, Yukinori Nakamura, Masafumi Yano
An estimated 0.9% to 2.4% of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) also have hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). HLH associated with autoimmune diseases is often refractory to corticosteroid treatment; thus, additional immunosuppressive drugs, such as cyclosporine, cyclophosphamide, or tacrolimus, are required. Here, we describe the case of a 44-year-old Japanese woman who developed HLH associated with lupus nephritis. Initially, her HLH was refractory to treatment with a corticosteroid, tacrolimus, and mizoribine...
2017: Case Reports in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045037/autoantibodies-targeting-ficolin-2-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients-with-active-nephritis
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Sophie Colliard, Noémie Jourde-Chiche, Giovanna Clavarino, Françoise Sarrot-Reynauld, Evelyne Gout, Alban Deroux, Mélanie Fougere, Nathalie Bardin, Laurence Bouillet, Jean-Yves Cesbron, Nicole M Thielens, Chantal Dumestre-Pérard
OBJECTIVE: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multi-system inflammatory disease characterized by production of various autoantibodies. The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of anti-ficolin-2 antibodies in SLE patients and to evaluate the association between the levels of these autoantibodies, clinical manifestations, and disease activity. METHODS: This is a comparative study using a cohort of 165 SLE patients and 48 healthy subjects. SLE patients were further divided into two groups, with "low disease activity" (SLEDAI score ≤ 4, n = 88) and with "high disease activity" (SLEDAI score > 4, n = 77)...
October 17, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043491/the-multifactorial-origin-of-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-in-cyclophosphamide-treated-lupus-patients
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REVIEW
Tatjana Zekić, Mirjana Stanić Benić, Ronald Antulov, Igor Antončić, Srđan Novak
The cyclophosphamide as a predisposing factor for Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome (PRES) and therapeutic option for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is still confusing. The first and only case of PRES, probably induced by cyclophosphamide, in Croatia followed by the findings of 36 SLE patients diagnosed with PRES after treatment with cyclophosphamide worldwide are described. An 18-year-old Caucasian female patient with a 1-year history of SLE was admitted to the hospital due to lupus nephritis and acute arthritis...
December 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038734/dilemma-in-management-a-patient-with-active-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-presenting-with-pulmonary-cavitary-lesion
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Van T La, Kathleen Teves, Vaneet K Sandhu
Pulmonary manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) include, but are not limited to, pneumonia, interstitial pneumonitis, atelectasis and pleural effusion. Cavitary lung lesions are rarely associated with SLE. We present herein the case of a female patient with SLE and lupus nephritis who presented to the hospital with respiratory failure, rash and arthralgias. She was found to have a cavitary lung lesion most concerning for infection. However, despite an extensive inpatient antibiotic course, her symptoms persisted...
October 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038713/coexistence-of-lupus-nephritis-and-sickle-cell-trait-an-electron-microscopic-assessment-of-renal-glomerular-damage-case-report-of-a-rare-association
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Yahya Elficki, Atif Rawas, Asseil Ali Bossei, Areej Bdawod, Reem Zabani, Bayan Shams
Because of similarities of the musculoskeletal, central nervous system, and renal manifestations in both diseases, diagnosing systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in sickle cell disease (SCD) patients can be difficult to establish. Although Sickle Cell Trait (SCT) is still considered a benign form of SCD, its impact on kidney injury and other renal manifestations is well recognized in the literature. In this case report, we look at the challenges that develop when diagnosing patients with a concurrence of both diseases and the importance of early recognition and treatment of lupus nephritis in SCT patients...
September 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032148/predisposition-of-il-1%C3%AE-511-c-t-polymorphism-to-renal-and-hematologic-disorders-in-indian-sle-patients
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Vinod Umare, Vandana Pradhan, Anjali Rajadhyaksha, Kanjaksha Ghosh, Anita Nadkarni
OBJECTIVE: To see the role of IL-1β gene polymorphisms to disease susceptibility in Indian SLE patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This case-control study included 200 SLE patients and 201 controls. Serum levels of IL-1β and anti-C1q antibodies were measured by multiplex immunoassay and ELISA respectively. Genotyping of SNPs in IL-1β (-511C/T and +3954C/T) were performed by PCR-RFLP method. Autoantibody profile was done in 141 SLE patients. RESULTS: Mean serum levels of IL-1Β were significantly higher (10...
October 12, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029629/effects-of-age-and-gender-on-reference-levels-of-biomarkers-comprising-the-pediatric-renal-activity-index-for-lupus-nephritis-p-rail
#18
Michael R Bennett, Qing Ma, Jun Ying, Prasad Devarajan, Hermine Brunner
BACKGROUND: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystem autoimmune disease that disproportionately effects women and children of minorities. Renal involvement (lupus nephritis, or LN) occurs in up to 80% of children with SLE and is a major determinant of poor prognosis. We have developed a non-invasive pediatric Renal Activity Index for Lupus (p-RAIL) that consists of laboratory measures that reflect histologic LN activity. These markers are neutrophil gelatinase associated lipocalin (NGAL), kidney injury molecule-1 (KIM-1), monocyte chemotactic protein (MCP-1), adiponectin (APN), ceruloplasmin (CP) and hemopexin (HPX)...
October 13, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026368/serum-protein-pattern-associated-with-organ-damage-and-lupus-nephritis-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-revealed-by-pea-immunoassay
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Anna Petrackova, Andrea Smrzova, Petr Gajdos, Marketa Schubertova, Petra Schneiderova, Pavel Kromer, Vaclav Snasel, Martina Skacelova, Frantisek Mrazek, Josef Zadrazil, Pavel Horak, Eva Kriegova
BACKGROUND: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a remarkably heterogeneous autoimmune disease. Despite tremendous efforts, our knowledge of serum protein patterns in severe SLE phenotypes is still limited. We investigated the serum protein pattern of SLE, with special emphasis on irreversible organ damage and active lupus nephritis (LN) as assessed by renal Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Disease Activity Index. METHODS: We used proximity extension immunoassay (PEA, Proseek Multiplex, Olink) to assess the serum levels of ninety-two inflammation-related proteins in Czech patients with SLE (n = 75) and age-matched healthy control subjects (n = 23)...
2017: Clinical Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018537/safety-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-amg-811-an-anti-interferon-%C3%AE-monoclonal-antibody-in-sle-subjects-without-or-with-lupus-nephritis
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Michael J Boedigheimer, David A Martin, Zahir Amoura, Jorge Sánchez-Guerrero, Juanita Romero-Diaz, Alan Kivitz, Cynthia Aranow, Tak Mao Chan, Yip Boon Chong, Kit Chiu, Christine Wang, Winnie Sohn, Gregory E Arnold, Michael A Damore, Andrew A Welcher, Barbara A Sullivan, Brian L Kotzin, James B Chung
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate safety, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of anti-interferon (IFN)-γ monoclonal antibody AMG 811 in subjects with SLE without or with lupus nephritis (LN). METHODS: In this phase Ib, randomised, multiple-dose escalation study (NCT00818948), subjects without LN were randomised to subcutaneous AMG 811 (6, 20 or 60 mg) or placebo and subjects with LN were randomised to subcutaneous AMG 811 (20, 60 or 120 mg) or placebo every four weeks for three total doses...
2017: Lupus Science & Medicine
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