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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665882/effects-of-antibiotic-resistance-ar-and-microbiota-shifts-on-campylobacter-jejuni-mediated-diseases
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Phillip T Brooks, Linda S Mansfield
Campylobacter jejuni is an important zoonotic pathogen recently designated a serious antimicrobial resistant (AR) threat. While most patients with C. jejuni experience hemorrhagic colitis, serious autoimmune conditions can follow including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and the acute neuropathy Guillain Barré Syndrome (GBS). This review examines inter-relationships among factors mediating C. jejuni diarrheal versus autoimmune disease especially AR C. jejuni and microbiome shifts. Because both susceptible and AR C...
December 2017: Animal Health Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662290/extra-intestinal-manifestations-of-non-celiac-gluten-sensitivity-an-expanding-paradigm
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REVIEW
Giuseppe Losurdo, Mariabeatrice Principi, Andrea Iannone, Annacinzia Amoruso, Enzo Ierardi, Alfredo Di Leo, Michele Barone
Non celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) is a syndrome characterized by a cohort of symptoms related to the ingestion of gluten-containing food in subjects who are not affected by celiac disease (CD) or wheat allergy. The possibility of systemic manifestations in this condition has been suggested by some reports. In most cases they are characterized by vague symptoms such as 'foggy mind', headache, fatigue, joint and muscle pain, leg or arm numbness even if more specific complaints have been described. NCGS has an immune-related background...
April 14, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627532/effector-memory-cd8-t-cells-synergize-with-co-stimulation-competent-macrophages-to-trigger-autoimmune-peripheral-neuropathy
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Mu Yang, Xiang Qun Shi, Corentin Peyret, Oladayo Oladiran, Sonia Wu, Julien Chambon, Sylvie Fournier, Ji Zhang
Autoimmune peripheral neuropathy (APN) such as Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) is a debilitating illness and sometimes life threatening. The molecular and cellular mechanisms remain elusive but exposure to environmental factors including viral/bacterial infection and injury is highly associated with disease incidence. We demonstrated previously that both male and female B7.2 (CD86) transgenic L31 and L31/CD4KO mice develop spontaneous APN. Here we further reveal that CD8+ T cells in these mice exhibit an effector/memory phenotype, which bears a resemblance to CD8+ T cell response following persistent cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in humans and mice, whilst CMV has been considered as one of the most relevant pathogens in APN development...
April 5, 2018: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29615658/systemic-igf-1-gene-delivery-by-raav9-improves-spontaneous-autoimmune-peripheral-polyneuropathy-sapp
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Tong Gao, Nataliia Bogdanova, Sameera Ghauri, Gang Zhang, Jianxin Lin, Kazim Sheikh
Spontaneous autoimmune peripheral polyneuropathy (SAPP) is a mouse model of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) in non-obese diabetic (NOD) mice null for costimulatory molecule, B7-2 gene (B7-2-/- ). SAPP is a chronic progressive and multifocal inflammatory and demyelinating polyneuropathy of spontaneous onset with secondary axonal degeneration. Insulin-like growth factor 1(IGF-1) is a pleiotropic factor with neuroprotective, regenerative, and anti-inflammatory effects with extensive experience in its preclinical and clinical use...
April 3, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594116/prevalence-of-igg-autoantibodies-against-gd3-ganglioside-in-acute-zika-virus-infection
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Dirlei Nico, Luciana Conde, Juan L Rivera-Correa, Andréia Vasconcelos-Dos-Santos, Louise Mesentier-Louro, Leonardo Freire-de-Lima, Mônica Barcellos Arruda, Celio Geraldo Freire-de-Lima, Orlando da Costa Ferreira, Maria Elisabeth Lopes Moreira, Andrea Araújo Zin, Zilton Farias Meira Vasconcelos, Rosalia Mendez Otero, Clarisa Beatriz Palatnik-de-Sousa, Amilcar Tanuri, Adriane Regina Todeschini, Wilson Savino, Ana Rodriguez, Alexandre Morrot
Zika virus (ZIKV) disease has become a global health emergency with devastating effects on public health. Recent evidences implicate the virus as an emergent neuropathological agent promoting serious pathologies of the human nervous system, that include destructive and malformation consequences such as development of ocular and fetal brain lesions, microcephaly in neonates, and Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) in adults. These neurological disorders of both central and peripheral nervous systems are thought to be associated to the neurotropic properties of the virus that has ability to infect neural stem cells as well as peripheral neurons, a hallmark of its pathogenicity...
2018: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563958/papilloedema-and-autoimmune-retinopathy-from-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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John J Chen, Neeraj Kumar, Kathleen M McEvoy, Jacqueline A Leavitt
A 33-year-old female presented with bilateral papilloedema and constricted visual fields from autoimmune retinopathy. She then developed a painful peripheral neuropathy that led to further work-up and the diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus. Papilloedema and autoimmune retinopathy from systemic lupus erythematosus is a unique presentation.
April 2018: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29544193/autoimmune-and-immunogenetic-profile-of-patients-with-optic-neuritis-in-a-population-based-cohort
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K Soelberg, A C Nilsson, C Nielsen, S Jarius, M Reindl, B Wildemann, S T Lillevang, N Asgari
BACKGROUND: Optic neuritis (ON) is an inflammatory optic neuropathy, where the genetic and autoimmune dependency remains poorly characterized. OBJECTIVE: To investigate autoimmune and immunogenetic aspects of ON. METHOD: In a prospective population-based cohort 51 patients with ON were included. At follow up 20 patients had progressed to multiple sclerosis (MS-ON). All patients were screened for neuronal and systemic autoantibodies. HLA genotypes and allele and genotype frequencies of the PTPN22 C1858T and the PD-1...
March 7, 2018: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29517664/a-case-report-of-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder-with-peripheral-neuropathy-as-the-first-episode
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Lu-Mei Chi, Yu Gao, Guang-Xian Nan
RATIONALE: Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSDs) represent recurrent autoimmune diseases, generally beginning with optic nerve neuritis or acute transverse myelitis. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 57-year-old male with long-term alcohol intake was hospitalized because of limb numbness. EMG examination showed the peripheral sensory nerve was in demyelination and an axonal injury was found. His symptoms could not be improved by vitamin B injection but were later significantly attenuated by dexamethasone treatment...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29503938/simultaneous-central-retinal-artery-occlusion-and-optic-nerve-vasculitis-in-crohn-disease
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Razek Georges Coussa, Andre Ali-Ridha, Natalia Vila, Rayan Alshareef, John Chen
Purpose: To describe a case of Crohn disease presenting as occlusive vasculitis resulting in a central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) in one eye and transient ischemic optic neuropathy in the fellow eye. Observations: An 18-year-old patient recently diagnosed with biopsy-proven Crohn disease presented with CRAO OD after a previous episode of transient visual loss OS. Extensive workup was negative for other autoimmune or infectious etiologies. The patient was started on intravenous methylprednisolone for 72 h followed by maintenance dose of azathioprine and oral prednisone...
April 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29494741/sirt1-and-nrf2-gene-transfer-mediate-distinct-neuroprotective-effects-upon-retinal-ganglion-cell-survival-and-function-in-experimental-optic-neuritis
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Devin S McDougald, Kimberly E Dine, Alexandra U Zezulin, Jean Bennett, Kenneth S Shindler
Purpose: Optic neuritis is a condition defined by autoimmune-mediated demyelination of the optic nerve and death of retinal ganglion cells. SIRT1 and NRF2 stimulate anti-inflammatory mechanisms and have previously demonstrated therapeutic value in preclinical models of neurodegenerative disease. Here we investigated the neuroprotective potential of SIRT1 or NRF2 gene transfer using adeno-associated virus (AAV) vectors in the experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) model of multiple sclerosis...
March 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29494658/anti-epstein-barr-virus-antibodies-in-beijing-during-2013-2017-what-we-have-found-in-the-different-patients
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Jingtao Cui, Wenjuan Yan, Shaoxia Xu, Qiaofeng Wang, Weihong Zhang, Wenjing Liu, Anping Ni
BACKGROUND: Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is associated with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) which is prevalent in South China, and its association with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) or other autoimmune diseases has not been studied in the mainland of China. The EBV serological tests have been performed on patients with various diseases or manifestations for years at our institution and their values need to be evaluated. METHODS: For routine medical purposes, anti-EB viral capsid antigen (VCA) IgG, IgA and IgM antibodies, anti-EBV diffuse early antigen (EA-D) IgA antibodies, and anti-EBV nuclear antigen-1(EBNA-1) IgG antibodies were tested with commercial enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in patients visiting Peking Union Medical College Hospital between 2013 and 2017...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29486915/rescue-of-autophagy-and-lysosome-defects-in-salivary-glands-of-mrl-lpr-mice-by-a-therapeutic-phosphopeptide
#12
Baihui Li, Fengjuan Wang, Nicolas Schall, Sylviane Muller
Sjögren's syndrome is a multifactorial systemic autoimmune disorder characterized by lymphocytic infiltrates in exocrine organs. Patients present with sicca symptoms, such as extensive dry eyes and dry mouth, and parotid enlargement. Other serious complications include profound fatigue, chronic pain, major organ involvement, neuropathies and lymphomas. Current treatments only focus on relieving symptoms and do not target the origin of the disease, which is largely unknown. The question we addressed here was whether some defects exist in autophagy processes in Sjögren's syndrome and if they can be corrected or minimized using an appropriate mechanism-driven treatment targeting this central survival pathway...
February 24, 2018: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29484273/home-versus-hospital-immunoglobulin-treatment-for-autoimmune-neuropathies-a-cost-minimization-analysis
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Gwendal Le Masson, Guilhem Solé, Claude Desnuelle, Emilien Delmont, Marc Gauthier-Darnis, Sophie Puget, Isabelle Durand-Zaleski
Background: Prior clinical trials have suggested that home-based Ig treatment in multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN) and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) and its variant Lewis-Sumner syndrome (LSS) is safe and effective and is less costly than hospital-administered intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg). Methods: A French prospective, dual-center, cost minimization analysis was carried out to evaluate IVIg administration (5% concentrated) at home versus in hospital with regard to costs, patients' autonomy, and patients' quality of life...
February 2018: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458220/incidence-of-autoimmune-and-related-disorders-after-resolution-of-endogenous-cushing-syndrome-in-children
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Christina Tatsi, Meg Keil, Charalampos Lyssikatos, Elena Belyavskaya, Constantine A Stratakis, Maya B Lodish
Glucocorticoids are widely used for immunosuppression in autoimmune diseases. After the resolution of hypercortisolemia, the immune system recovers allowing for autoimmune diseases to manifest. Here we investigated the presence of autoimmune and related diseases that developed after cure of endogenous Cushing syndrome (CS) in children. We identified 129 children who were diagnosed and successfully treated for endogenous CS at the National Institutes of Health from 1997 until 2017, and who were followed for at least 6 months after treatment...
February 19, 2018: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455184/csf-free-light-chain-identification-of-demyelinating-disease-comparison-with-oligoclonal-banding-and-other-csf-indexes
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Kari M Gurtner, Eslam Shosha, Sandra C Bryant, Bruna D Andreguetto, David L Murray, Sean J Pittock, Maria Alice V Willrich
BACKGROUND: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) used in immunoglobulin gamma (IgG) index testing and oligoclonal bands (OCBs) are common laboratory tests used in the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. The measurement of CSF free light chains (FLC) could pose as an alternative to the labor-intensive isoelectric-focusing (IEF) gels used for OCBs. METHODS: A total of 325 residual paired CSF and serum specimens were obtained after physician-ordered OCB IEF testing. CSF kappa (cKFLC) and lambda FLC (cLFLC), albumin and total IgG were measured...
February 19, 2018: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29421957/neurologic-involvement-in-primary-immunodeficiency-disorders
#16
Mirac Yildirim, Deniz Cagdas Ayvaz, Bahadir Konuskan, Rahsan Gocmen, Ilhan Tezcan, Meral Topcu, Haluk Topaloglu, Banu Anlar
The nervous system may be affected in primary immune deficiency (PID) syndromes through infectious, autoimmune, neoplastic mechanisms, or as a primary feature of the syndrome. However certain neurologic problems do not conform to these etiopathogenetic groups. We retrospectively examined PID patients seen in neurology consultation between 2014 and 2017 in order to determine the spectrum of nervous system involvement. Among patients with confirmed neurologic problems (n = 35), common manifestations were encephalopathy and global developmental/cognitive delay...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409479/orbital-radiotherapy-plus-three-wall-orbital-decompression-in-a-patient-with-rare-ocular-manifestations-of-thyroid-eye-disease-case-report
#17
Shuo Zhang, Yang Wang, Sisi Zhong, Xingtong Liu, Yazhuo Huang, Sijie Fang, Ai Zhuang, Yinwei Li, Jing Sun, Huifang Zhou, Xianqun Fan
BACKGROUND: Thyroid eye disease (TED) is a debilitating autoimmune orbital disease that is often a result of Graves' disease. Dysthyroid optic neuropathy (DON) is a rare but sight-threatening manifestation of TED with therapeutic challenges that can potentially lead to visual loss. CASE PRESENTATION: A 74-year-old man experienced active TED with extremely severe redness and swelling of the conjunctiva, loss of visual acuity and exacerbation of disfiguring proptosis...
February 6, 2018: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29392441/neurological-adverse-events-associated-with-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-diagnosis-and-management
#18
REVIEW
Christophoros Astaras, Rita de Micheli, Bianca Moura, Thomas Hundsberger, Andreas F Hottinger
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Immune checkpoint inhibitors represent a major step forward in the field of oncologic immunotherapy these last years and have significantly increased survival of cancer patients in an ever-growing number of indications. These agents block specific immune checkpoint molecules (programmed cell death protein 1 and its ligand as well as cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen 4) that normally downregulate the immune response. These new agents show a specific range of adverse effects induced by abnormal immunologic activation...
February 1, 2018: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29375121/guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-transverse-myelitis-and-infectious-diseases
#19
REVIEW
Yhojan Rodríguez, Manuel Rojas, Yovana Pacheco, Yeny Acosta-Ampudia, Carolina Ramírez-Santana, Diana M Monsalve, M Eric Gershwin, Juan-Manuel Anaya
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) and transverse myelitis (TM) both represent immunologically mediated polyneuropathies of major clinical importance. Both are thought to have a genetic predisposition, but as of yet no specific genetic risk loci have been clearly defined. Both are considered autoimmune, but again the etiologies remain enigmatic. Both may be induced via molecular mimicry, particularly from infectious agents and vaccines, but clearly host factor and co-founding host responses will modulate disease susceptibility and natural history...
January 29, 2018: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29367208/il-10-paradoxically-promotes-autoimmune-neuropathy-through-s1pr1-dependent-cd4-t-cell-migration
#20
Collin-Jamal Smith, Denise E Allard, Yan Wang, James F Howard, Stephanie A Montgomery, Maureen A Su
Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) is a debilitating condition caused by autoimmune demyelination of peripheral nerves. CIDP is associated with increased IL-10, a cytokine with well-described anti-inflammatory effects. However, the role of IL-10 in CIDP is unclear. In this study, we demonstrate that IL-10 paradoxically exacerbates autoimmunity against peripheral nerves. In IL-10-deficient mice, protection from neuropathy was associated with an accrual of highly activated CD4+ T cells in draining lymph nodes and absence of infiltrating immune cells in peripheral nerves...
January 24, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
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