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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922232/changing-epidemiology-of-non-cystic-fibrosis-bronchiectasis
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Semiha Bahçeci, Sait Karaman, Hikmet Tekin Nacaroğlu, Selçuk Yazıcı, Saniye Girit, Şule Ünsal-Karkıner, Demet Can
Non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis again becomes a major health problem due to inappropriate antibiotic use and increasing frequency of protracted bacterial bronchitis. The aim was to determine the changes in etiology of bronchiectasis. Patients who admitted to Behçet Uz Children Hospital between 2005 and 2015 (n=110) were retrospectively examined. The etiology of bronchiectasis was detected as; primary ciliary dyskinesia 26.4%, protracted bacterial bronchitis 22.8%, primary immune deficiency 11.8%, bronchiolitis obliterans 8...
2016: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920779/functional-versatility-of-agy-serine-codons-in-immunoglobulin-variable-region-genes
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Thiago Detanico, Matthew Phillips, Lawrence J Wysocki
In systemic autoimmunity, autoantibodies directed against nuclear antigens (Ags) often arise by somatic hypermutation (SHM) that converts AGT and AGC (AGY) Ser codons into Arg codons. This can occur by three different single-base changes. Curiously, AGY Ser codons are far more abundant in complementarity-determining regions (CDRs) of IgV-region genes than expected for random codon use or from species-specific codon frequency data. CDR AGY codons are also more abundant than TCN Ser codons. We show that these trends hold even in cartilaginous fishes...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920557/effect-of-smoking-on-the-genetic-makeup-of-toll-like-receptors-2-and-6
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Muhammad Kohailan, Mohammad Alanazi, Mahmoud Rouabhia, Abdullah Alamri, Narasimha Reddy Parine, Abdullah Alhadheq, Santhosh Basavarajappa, Abdul Aziz Abdullah Al-Kheraif, Abdelhabib Semlali
BACKGROUND: Cigarette smoking is a major risk factor for lung cancer, asthma, and oral cancer, and is central to the altered innate immune responsiveness to infection. Many hypotheses have provided evidence that cigarette smoking induces more genetic changes in genes involved in the development of many cigarette-related diseases. This alteration may be from single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in innate immunity genes, especially the toll-like receptors (TLRs). OBJECTIVE: In this study, the genotype frequencies of TLR2 and TLR6 in smoking and nonsmoking population were examined...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919841/prevalence-of-non-adherence-to-highly-active-antiretroviral-therapy-and-its-related-clinical-and-therapeutic-factors-in-ouagadougou-burkina-faso
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O Guira, D S R Kaboré, G Dao, N Zagré, T M Zohoncon, V Pietra, J Simporé
: Introduction : Non-adherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy is deleterious in HIV/AIDS programs. This study contributes to the identification of its frequency and of the clinical and therapeutic factors that determine it. Material and methods : This cross-sectional study took place from December 15, 2013, to February 18, 2014, at the Saint Camille health care center and the Pietro Annigoni biomolecular research center in Ouagadougou. It includes adults who had been receiving antiretroviral therapy for at least three months and agreed to participate...
December 5, 2016: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919440/partnered-sexual-activity-moderates-menstrual-cycle-related-changes-in-inflammation-markers-in-healthy-women-an-exploratory-observational-study
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Tierney K Lorenz, Gregory E Demas, Julia R Heiman
OBJECTIVE: To examine differences in inflammation markers in sexually active versus abstinent women and observe changes in inflammation markers across the menstrual cycle. Cycle-related immune fluctuations may have evolved to reduce interference with conception. If so, reproductively active (i.e., sexually active) women should show the most variability in cytokine expression. DESIGN: Participants provided serum samples at menses and ovulation (from which cytokines were assayed) and saliva samples at menses and during follicular, ovulation, and luteal phases (from which C-reactive protein [CRP] was assayed)...
December 2, 2016: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917204/modulation-of-immune-cells-and-th1-th2-cytokines-in-insulin-treated-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Magloire Pandoua Nekoua, Rufine Fachinan, Amidou K Atchamou, Odilon Nouatin, Daniel Amoussou-Guenou, Marcellin K Amoussou-Guenou, Kabirou Moutairou, Akadiri Yessoufou
BACKGROUND: The role of the immune system in insulin resistance associated with type 2 diabetes has been suggested. OBJECTIVES: We assessed the profile of Th1/Th2 cytokines along with the frequencies of immune cells in insulin-treated type 2 diabetic patients (T2DP). METHODS: 45 T2D patients and 43 age-matched healthy subjects were selected. Serum concentrations of T-helper type 1 (Th1) and Th2 cytokines and the frequencies of innate and adaptive immunity cells were assessed...
September 2016: African Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915371/histone-deacetylase-inhibitors-deplete-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-induced-by-4t1-mammary-tumors-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
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Hai-Fang Wang, Fen Ning, Zong-Cai Liu, Long Wu, Zi-Qian Li, Yi-Fei Qi, Ge Zhang, Hong-Sheng Wang, Shao-Hui Cai, Jun Du
Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC) have been identified as a population of immature myeloid cells that suppress anti-tumor immunity. MDSC are increased in tumor-bearing hosts; thus, depletion of MDSC may enhance anti-tumor immunity. Histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACi) are chemical agents that are primarily used against hematologic malignancies. The ability of these agents to modulate anticancer immunity has recently been extensively studied. However, the effect of HDACi on MDSC has remained largely unexplored...
December 3, 2016: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915211/impact-of-waning-acquired-immunity-and-asymptomatic-infections-on-case-control-studies-for-enteric-pathogens
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Arie H Havelaar, Arno Swart
Case-control studies of outbreaks and of sporadic cases of infectious diseases may provide a biased estimate of the infection rate ratio, due to selecting controls that are not at risk of disease. We use a dynamic mathematical model to explore biases introduced in results drawn from case-control studies of enteric pathogens by waning and boosting of immunity, and by asymptomatic infections, using Campylobacter jejuni as an example. Individuals in the population are either susceptible (at risk of infection and disease), fully protected (not at risk of either) or partially protected (at risk of infection but not of disease)...
November 28, 2016: Epidemics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915109/decreased-myeloid-dendritic-cells-indicate-a-poor-prognosis-of-severe-fever-with-thrombocytopenia-syndrome-patients
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Wenjing Zhang, Mengmeng Li, Shue Xiong, Hua Wang, Yan Xiong, Mingyue Li, Mengji Lu, DongliangYang, Cheng Peng, Xin Zheng
OBJECTIVES: Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is a newly emerging infectious disease caused by a novel Bunyavirus in which host immune system suppression is thought to be crucial in the development of disease. The study is designed to study the frequencies and activation status of dendritic cells(DCs) at different stages of SFTS and its association with the disease severity. METHODS: All confirmed 115 SFTS patients were recruited from the Wuhan Union Hospital in 2015 and routine laboratory parameters were collected...
November 30, 2016: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914816/clinical-approach-used-in-medical-consultations-for-allergic-like-events-following-immunization-case-series-report-in-relation-to-practice-guidelines
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Joseline G Zafack, Gaston De Serres, Isabelle Rouleau, Marie-Claude Gariépy, Rémi Gagnon, Jean-Philippe Drolet, Danuta M Skowronski
BACKGROUND: The Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters (JTFPP) guidelines for the investigation and reimmunization of patients who experienced allergic-like events (ALEs) after immunization are predicated on the likelihood of anaphylaxis, assessed through the time to symptom onset (≤ or >4 hours) and number of systems involved. OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study were to compare the management of a series of patients with ALE in actual practice relative to JTFPP guidelines and to discuss key concepts and considerations in their use...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914701/il-2-anti-il-2-complexes-ameliorate-lupus-nephritis-by-expansion-of-cd4-cd25-foxp3-regulatory-t%C3%A2-cells
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Ji-Jing Yan, Jae-Ghi Lee, Joon Young Jang, Tai Yeon Koo, Curie Ahn, Jaeseok Yang
Adoptive transfer of regulatory T cells (Tregs) can delay disease progression and reduce mortality in lupus-prone mice. Here, we tested whether complex (IL-2C) consisting of IL-2 and anti-IL-2 monoclonal antibody (JES6-1) ameliorates lupus nephritis by expanding Tregs as an alternative to problematic Treg infusion therapy. IL-2C treatment of NZB/W F1 mice induced an effective and sustained expansion of CD4(+)CD25(+)Foxp3(+) Tregs in both the kidneys and spleen along with decreased renal infiltration of T cells, B cells, and innate immune cells...
November 30, 2016: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914572/different-treatment-schemes-and-dynamizations-of-trypanosoma-cruzi-biotherapies-what-information-do-they-transfer-to-the-organism-in-infected-mice
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Fabiana Nabarro Ferraz, Franciele Karina da Veiga, Denise Lessa Aleixo, Miguel Spack Júnior, Silvana Marques de Araújo
BACKGROUND: The use of biotherapies in Trypanosoma cruzi infection can provide an understanding about effects of these highly diluted medications. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate different treatment schemes and dynamizations of biotherapies prepared from blood trypomastigotes (buffy coat) in mice infected with T. cruzi. METHODS: Swiss mice infected with Y strain of T. cruzi were divided into two experiments. Experiment 1, all treated groups received biotherapy 7dH (10 μL/mL ad libitum) in different treatment schemes: TB7dH - treated 3 days before infection; TBA7dH - treated 3 days before and after infection; TBAe...
November 2016: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914475/an-observational-study-of-febrile-seizures-the-importance-of-viral-infection-and-immunization
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Joshua R Francis, Peter Richmond, Christine Robins, Katie Lindsay, Avram Levy, Paul V Effler, Meredith Borland, Christopher C Blyth
BACKGROUND: Febrile seizures are common in young children. Annual peaks in incidence mirror increased respiratory virus activity during winter. Limited virological data are available using modern diagnostic techniques for children with febrile seizures. We aimed to determine the frequency of detection of specific viral pathogens in children with febrile seizures, to describe risk factors including recent vaccination and clinical features associated with specific etiologies. METHODS: An observational study was performed...
December 3, 2016: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914217/hla-g-3-untranslated-region-polymorphic-sites-associated-with-increased-hla-g-production-are-more-frequent-in-patients-exhibiting-differentiated-thyroid-tumors
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Nathalie Lobo de Figueiredo-Feitosa, Gustavo Martelli Palomino, Daiani Cristina Cilião Alves, Celso Teixeira Mendes Junior, Eduardo Antonio Donadi, Léa Maria Zanini Maciel
BACKGROUND: HLA-G is a non-classical class I histocompatibility molecule implicated on the immune escape mechanism of tumor cells. We evaluated the genetic diversity of HLA-G 3' untranslated region (3'UTR) and associated polymorphic sites with clinical presentation and with the magnitude of HLA-G thyroid expression. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Polymorphic sites at 3'UTR (14bpINS/DEL, +3003C/T, +3010C/G, +3027A/C, +3035C/T, +3142C/G, +3187A/G, +3196C/G) were characterized by sequencing analyses in blood samples of 72 patients exhibiting papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), 22 follicular thyroid carcinomas (FTC), 19 follicular adenomas (FA), 21 colloid goiters and 156 healthy controls...
December 2, 2016: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913516/immunoregulatory-networks-in-sickle-cell-alloimmunization
#15
Karina Yazdanbakhsh
Red blood cell (RBC) transfusions are critical for treatment and prevention of complications of sickle cell disease (SCD), and most SCD patients will receive 1 or more transfusions by age 20. However, SCD alloimmunization remains a serious complication of transfusions that can lead to life-threatening acute and delayed transfusion reactions. Alloimmunization rates are higher in SCD patients most likely due to RBC antigenic differences between largely white donors vs mainly African-American recipients and frequency of transfusions...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913087/a-case-of-multiple-empyema-caused-by-streptococcus-intermedius
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Akihito Kaga, Ryuzaburo Higo, Hiroshi Yoshikawa, Naoko Yokoi, Takuo Haruyama, Hiroaki Komatsu, Ayumi Yabe, Takeshi Kusunoki, Katsuhisa Ikeda
We report the case of a patient with multiple empyema present throughout his body, including chronic sinusitis and chronic suppurative otitis media, as well as subsequent epidural empyema, all caused by Streptococcus intermedius. A 38-year-old man presented with chief complaints of headache, left ear discharge, and nasal congestion. Imaging studies revealed pansinusitis, soft tissue signs in the mastoid cells, and otitis media. The patient was treated with meropenem hydrate, 6g/day. While clinical findings indicated improvement of the sinusitis, his headache did not improve...
November 29, 2016: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913008/microrna-98-plays-a-critical-role-in-experimental-myocarditis
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Xiao Chen, Shuo Dong, Ningning Zhang, Liang Chen, Mao-Gang Li, Ping-Chang Yang, Jiangping Song
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Myocarditis is inflammation in the heart; its pathogenesis is to be further investigated. Activities of micro RNAs (miR) are associated with immune inflammation. This study tests a hypothesis that miR-98 is involved in the development of myocarditis. METHODS: BALB/c mice were immunized with cardiac α-myosin heavy chain peptides (MyHC-α) to induce myocarditis. The effects of miR-98 on regulation of interleukin (IL)-10 were assessed by real time RT-PCR...
November 23, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910184/clinical-significance-of-pre-transplant-circulating-cd3-cd4-cd161-cell-frequency-on-the-occurrence-of-neutropenic-infections-after-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation
#18
Tae Woo Kim, Sung-Eun Lee, Ji-Young Lim, Da-Bin Ryu, Young-Woo Jeon, Jae-Ho Yoon, Byung-Sik Cho, Ki-Seong Eom, Yoo-Jin Kim, Hee-Je Kim, Seok Lee, Seok-Goo Cho, Dong-Wook Kim, Jong Wook Lee, Woo-Sung Min, Chang-Ki Min
BACKGROUND: Few studies have been performed to identify factors that are associated with an increased risk of infections during the neutropenic period in patients undergoing allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT). The aim of this study was to identify the host immune cells responsible for infections before engraftment. METHODS: A total of 282 patients who underwent allo-SCT were enrolled. Peripheral blood samples were collected before conditioning therapy...
December 2, 2016: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909160/evaluation-of-polymorphic-variants-in-apoptotic-genes-and-their-role-in-susceptibility-and-clinical-progression-to-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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N Glesse, P Vianna, L M G Paim, M C C Matte, A K K Aguiar, P L Palhano, O A Monticielo, C V Brenol, R M Xavier, J A B Chies
BACKGROUND: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease marked by the disruption of the immune homeostasis. Patients exhibit a wide range of clinical manifestations, and environmental and genetic factors are involved in SLE pathogenesis. Evidence suggests that abnormalities in the cellular and molecular events that coordinate apoptosis may favour the generation of autoantigens involved in autoimmunity. In this way, the apoptotic deregulation may be affected by polymorphic variants in apoptotic-related genes...
November 30, 2016: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908830/protective-efficacy-of-fc-targeting-conserved-influenza-virus-m2e-antigen-expressed-by-lactobacillus-plantarum
#20
Wen-Tao Yang, Gui-Lian Yang, Qian Wang, Hai-Bin Huang, Yan-Long Jiang, Chun-Wei Shi, Jian-Zhong Wang, Ke-Yan Huang, Yu-Bei Jin, Chun-Feng Wang
The influenza A (H1N1) virus is a highly contagious acute respiratory disease affecting pigs and humans. This disease causes severe economic loss in many countries, and developing mucosal vaccines is an efficient strategy to control the influenza virus. The neonatal Fc receptor (FcRn) plays an important role in transferring IgG across polarized epithelial cells. In the present study, an oral vaccine was developed using Lactobacillus plantarum to deliver the internal influenza viral protein M2e fused to an IgG Fc fragment...
November 28, 2016: Antiviral Research
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