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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353399/mri-findings-in-glutamic-acid-decarboxylase-associated-autoimmune-epilepsy
#1
Jason R Fredriksen, Carrie M Carr, Kelly K Koeller, Jared T Verdoorn, Avi Gadoth, Sean J Pittock, Amy L Kotsenas
PURPOSE: Glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD65) has been implicated in a number of autoimmune-associated neurologic syndromes, including autoimmune epilepsy. This study categorizes the spectrum of MRI findings in patients with a clinical diagnosis of autoimmune epilepsy and elevated serum GAD65 autoantibodies. METHODS: An institutional database search identified patients with elevated serum GAD65 antibodies and a clinical diagnosis of autoimmune epilepsy who had undergone brain MRI...
January 20, 2018: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350259/diminished-expression-of-%C3%AE-2-gpi-is-associated-with-a-reduced-ability-to-mitigate-complement-activation-in-anti-gpiib-iiia-mediated-immune-thrombocytopenia
#2
Xiaolu Zhu, Jiamin Zhang, Qianming Wang, Haixia Fu, Yingjun Chang, Yuan Kong, Meng Lv, Lanping Xu, Kaiyan Liu, Xiaojun Huang, Xiaohui Zhang
Anti-GPIIb/IIIa-mediated complement activation has been reported to be important in the pathogenesis of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). However, the role of the complement system and the involved regulatory mechanism remain equivocal. Beta2-glycoprotein I (β2-GPI), known as the main target for antiphospholipid autoantibodies, has been demonstrated as a complement regulator. Here, we investigated the complement-regulatory role of β2-GPI in anti-GPIIb/IIIa-mediated ITP. Plasma complement activation and enhanced complement activation capacity (CAC) were found in ITP patients with anti-GPIIb/IIIa antibodies in vivo and in vitro...
December 29, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350115/-haemolysis-role-of-the-direct-antiglobulin-test-and-eluate
#3
H M Hamer, E A Beckers, Y M Henskens
Haemolytic anaemia is the result of an abnormal breakdown of red blood cells. The direct antiglobulin test (DAT), also known as the direct Coombs test, can be used to determine the cause of the haemolysis. The DAT distinguishes between immune and non-immune causes of haemolysis. However, the DAT should not be used in screening for haemolysis. When the DAT is performed without an indication for in vivo haemolysis, there is a high risk of false-positive results. To increase the specificity of the DAT, the eluate can be tested to determine the specificity of the autoantibodies...
2018: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350070/celiac-antibodies-in-children-with-type-1-diabetes-a-diagnostic-validation-study
#4
Katarzyna Lewandowska, Olga Ciepiela, Agnieszka Szypowska, Jan Wyhowski, Eliza Głodkowska-Mrówka, Katarzyna Popko, Magdalena Ostafin, Beata Pyrżak, Urszula Demkow
INTRODUCTION: Autoimmune diseases, such as celiac disease (CD) and diabetes mellitus type 1, tend to co-occur within the same patient. The prevalence of CD in diabetic children is higher than in the general population, and is estimated to be 0.6-16.4%. The diagnosis of CD is based on histopathological examination and serological testing, however, these methods are still imperfect and new diagnostic algorithms should be considered. AIM: The aim of the study was to assess the diagnostic value of serological tests detecting antibodies against deamidated gliadin peptide, endomysium, tissue transglutaminase, neo-epitope tissue transglutaminase and to identify HLA-related genetic predisposition to CD in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM1)...
January 19, 2018: Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349658/the-il-10-producing-regulatory-b-cells-b10-cells-and-regulatory-t-cell-subsets-in-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder
#5
Eun Bin Cho, Hye-Jin Cho, Jin Myoung Seok, Ju-Hong Min, Eun-Suk Kang, Byoung Joon Kim
B cells contribute to the pathogenesis of neuromyelitis optica (NMO) by producing Aquaporin 4-specific autoantibodies (AQP4-ab); on the other hand, there are certain B cells that suppress immune responses by producing regulatory cytokines, such as IL-10. In this study, we investigated the presence of IL-10-producing Breg cells among lymphocyte subsets. Twenty-two seropositive NMO spectrum disorder (NMOSD) patients (29 samples) and 13 healthy controls (HCs) (14 samples) were enrolled. All NMOSD patients have received one or more immunosuppressive drugs...
January 19, 2018: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349620/fatal-talaromyces-marneffei-infection-in-a-patient-with-autoimmune-hepatitis
#6
Sally C Y Wong, Siddharth Sridhar, Antonio H Y Ngan, Jonathan H K Chen, Rosana W S Poon, Susanna K P Lau, Patrick C Y Woo
Talaromyces marneffei, previously known as Penicillium marneffei, is the most important pathogenic thermally dimorphic fungus causing systemic mycosis in Southeast Asia. Traditionally, T. marneffei infection in human was mainly associated with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome caused by HIV infection. In recent years, there has been an increasing number of T. marneffei infections reported in non-HIV-infected patients with other immunocompromised conditions, including autoantibodies against interferon-gamma, systemic lupus erythematosis, solid organ transplantation, Job's syndrome, hematological malignancies, and use of novel targeted therapies...
January 18, 2018: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348373/-immunopathogenesis-of-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-me-cfs
#7
Takashi Yamamura, Hirohiko Ono, Wakiro Sato
A recent study on the pathogenesis of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) has revealed an elevation of inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines in the sera and cerebrospinal fluids of the patients and presence of autoantibodies in subgroups of ME/CFS patients. Furthermore, investigator-initiated clinical trials have proved the efficacy of anti-CD20 antibody (rituximab), that eliminate B cells, in the treatment of ME/CFS. Based on these findings, we hypothesize that immune abnormalities, such as enhanced autoimmune responses, may play an essential role in the neuroinflammatory pathogenesis of ME/CFS...
January 2018: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346706/anti-hmgcr-autoantibody-positive-necrotizing-autoimmune-myopathy-with-dermatomyositis-like-eruption
#8
Prachi Parikh, Jinny Tavee, Payam Soltanzadeh, Andrew L Mammen, Paul McKeever, Yuebing Li
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 18, 2018: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346396/serum-mirna-levels-are-related-to-glucose-homeostasis-and-islet-autoantibodies-in-children-with-high-risk-for-type-1-diabetes
#9
Linda Åkerman, Rosaura Casas, Johnny Ludvigsson, Beatriz Tavira, Camilla Skoglund
Micro RNAs (miRNAs) are promising disease biomarkers due to their high stability. Their expression in serum is altered in type 1 diabetes, but whether deviations exist in individuals with high risk for type 1 diabetes remains unexplored. We therefore assessed serum miRNAs in high-risk individuals (n = 21) positive for multiple islet autoantibodies, age-matched healthy children (n = 17) and recent-onset type 1 diabetes patients (n = 8), using Serum/Plasma Focus microRNA PCR Panels from Exiqon. The miRNA levels in the high-risk group were similar to healthy controls, and no specific miRNA profile was identified for the high-risk group...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345029/high-prevalence-and-functional-effects-of-serum-antineuronal-antibodies-in-patients-with-gastrointestinal-disorders
#10
A Lütt, K Michel, D Krüger, M S Volz, M Nassir, E Schulz, L Poralla, P Tangermann, C Bojarski, M Höltje, B Teegen, W Stöcker, M Schemann, B Siegmund, H Prüss
BACKGROUND: Antineuronal antibodies can be associated with both gastrointestinal (GI) and brain disorders. For example, antibodies against the potassium channel subunit dipeptidyl-peptidase-like protein-6 (DPPX) bind to neurons in the central nervous system (CNS) and myenteric plexus and cause encephalitis, commonly preceded by severe unspecific GI symptoms. We therefore investigated the prevalence of antineuronal antibodies indicative of treatable autoimmune CNS etiologies in GI patients...
January 18, 2018: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344841/association-of-d-dimer-with-plaque-characteristics-and-plasma-biomarkers-of-oxidation-specific-epitopes-in-stable-subjects-with-coronary-artery-disease
#11
Hema Kothari, Anh T Nguyen, Xiaohong Yang, Yohei Hisada, Sotirios Tsimikas, Nigel Mackman, Angela Taylor, Coleen A McNamara
D-dimer has emerged as a biomarker of cardiovascular event risk, yet pathophysiological factors associated with plasma D-dimer levels in stable coronary artery disease (CAD) subjects are poorly understood. In 106 stable CAD subjects undergoing intravascular ultrasound with virtual histology (IVUS-VH), we measured D-dimer, lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)), plasminogen, biomarkers reflecting oxidation-specific epitopes (OSE) such as oxidized phospholipids on apolipoprotein B-100 (OxPL-apoB), OxPL on plasminogen (OxPL-PLG), and autoantibodies to phosphorylcholine-BSA [PC-BSA] and a malondialdehyde [MDA] mimotope...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343652/painless-thyroiditis-and-fulminant-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-in-a-patient-treated-with-an-immune-checkpoint-inhibitor-nivolumab
#12
Kanako Sakurai, Satsuki Niitsuma, Ryota Sato, Kazuhiro Takahashi, Zenei Arihara
The programmed cell death-1 (PD-1) pathway is a novel therapeutic target in immune checkpoint therapy for cancer. Nivolumab, an anti-PD-1 monoclonal antibody, blocks PD-1 and can restore anti-cancer immune responses by disrupting the signal that inhibits T-cell activation. Nivolumab may induce endocrine-related adverse events, including hypophysitis, autoimmune thyroiditis, and type 1 diabetes mellitus. Here we report a 68-year-old female patient with advanced renal cell carcinoma who was treated with nivolumab...
2018: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343548/loss-of-b-cell-anergy-in-type-1-diabetes-is-associated-with-high-risk-hla-and-non-hla-disease-susceptibility-alleles
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Mia J Smith, Marynette Rihanek, Clive Wasserfall, Clayton E Mathews, Mark A Atkinson, Peter A Gottlieb, John C Cambier
Although B cells reactive with islet autoantigens are silenced by tolerance mechanisms in healthy individuals, they can become activated and contribute to development of type 1 diabetes. We previously demonstrated that high-affinity insulin-binding B cells (IBCs) occur exclusively in the anergic (BND) compartment in peripheral blood of healthy subjects. Consistent with their activation early in disease development, high-affinity IBCs are absent from the BND compartment of some first-degree relatives (FDRs) as well as all autoantibody positive pre-diabetic and new-onset type 1 diabetes patients, a time when they are found in pancreatic islets...
January 17, 2018: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343517/early-infant-diet-and-islet-autoimmunity-in-the-teddy-study
#14
Ulla Uusitalo, Hye-Seung Lee, Carin Andrén Aronsson, Kendra Vehik, Jimin Yang, Sandra Hummel, Katherine Silvis, Åke Lernmark, Marian Rewers, William Hagopian, Jin-Xiong She, Olli Simell, Jorma Toppari, Anette-G Ziegler, Beena Akolkar, Jeffrey Krischer, Suvi M Virtanen, Jill M Norris
OBJECTIVE: To examine duration of breastfeeding and timing of complementary foods and risk of islet autoimmunity (IA). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: The TEDDY study prospectively follows 8,676 children with increased genetic risk of type 1 diabetes (T1D) in the U.S., Finland, Germany, and Sweden. This study included 7,563 children with at least 9 months of follow-up. Blood samples were collected every 3 months from birth to evaluate IA, defined as persistent, confirmed positive insulin autoantibodies (IAAs), glutamic acid decarboxylase, or insulinoma antigen-2...
January 17, 2018: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343447/altered-b-lymphocyte-homeostasis-and-functions-in-systemic-sclerosis
#15
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Alexandra Forestier, Thomas Guerrier, Mathieu Jouvray, Jonathan Giovannelli, Guillaume Lefèvre, Vincent Sobanski, Carine Hauspie, Eric Hachulla, Pierre-Yves Hatron, Hélène Zephir, Patrick Vermersch, Myriam Labalette, David Launay, Sylvain Dubucquoi
Beyond the production of autoantibodies, B-cells are thought to play a role in systemic sclerosis (SSc) by secreting proinflammatory/profibrotic cytokines. B-cells are a heterogeneous population with different subsets distinguished by their phenotypes and cytokine production. Data about B-cell subsets, cytokine production and intracellular pathways leading to this production are scarce in SSc. The aim of our study was to describe B-cell homeostasis, activation, proliferation, cytokine production in B-cells and serum and B-cell intracellular signaling pathways in SSc...
January 14, 2018: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341394/hydrolysis-by-catalytic-iggs-of-microrna-specific-for-patients-with-schizophrenia
#16
Evgeny A Ermakov, Svetlana A Ivanova, Valentina N Buneva, Georgy A Nevinsky
Significant importance of autoimmune changes in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia (SCZ) is not established. Here, we present the first evidence that autoantibodies of 100% SCZ patients possess RNase activity: сCMP > poly(C) > poly(A) > yeast RNA. In addition, we have got an unexpected result: there was revealed site-specific hydrolysis of four known SCZ specific microRNAs (miR-137, miR-9-5p, miR-219-2-3p, and miR-219a-5p) playing an important role in the regulation of several genes functioning...
January 17, 2018: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340972/presence-of-diabetes-specific-autoimmunity-in-women-with-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-gdm-predicts-impaired-glucose-regulation-at-follow-up
#17
E Cossu, M Incani, M G Pani, G Gattu, C Serafini, A Strazzera, L Bertoccini, F A Cimini, I Barchetta, M G Cavallo, M G Baroni
PURPOSE: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is the most frequent complication of pregnancy; around 10% of GDM cases may be determined by autoimmunity, and our aims were to establish the role of autoimmunity in a population of Sardinian women affected by GDM, to find predictive factors for autoimmune GDM, and to determine type 1 diabetes (T1D) auto-antibodies (Aabs) together with glucose tolerance after a mean 21.2 months of follow-up. METHODS: We consecutively recruited 143 women affected by GDM and 60 without GDM; clinical data and pregnancy outcomes were obtained by outpatient visit or phone recall...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340948/a-case-of-concomitant-pemphigus-foliaceus-and-oral-pemphigus-vulgaris
#18
Alexandra C Perks, Paula M Farthing, Ruth Murphy, Anne M Hegarty
Pemphigus is a chronic autoimmune condition that can affect multiple areas of the body. The two main subtypes of pemphigus are pemphigus vulgaris (PV) and pemphigus foliaceus (PF) which can rarely occur concurrently or even transition from one to the other. The process of transition may be explained by qualitative changes in desmoglein autoantibody profile. We present a rare case of concomitant PF and oral PV and explore the literature on transitions between pemphigus subtypes and whether this case could represent a transition from PF to PV...
January 16, 2018: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340324/temporal-association-between-pla2r-antibodies-and-clinical-outcomes-in-primary-membranous-nephropathy
#19
R Ramachandran, A K Yadav, V Kumar, N Inamdar, R Nada, K L Gupta, V Jha
Introduction: Autoantibodies to M-type phospholipase A2 receptor (aPLA2R) are seen in two-thirds of patients with primary membranous nephropathy (PMN) and are associated with disease activity. However, the precise temporal dynamics between the presence and amount of aPLA2R in circulation, as well as the clinical activity, are not known. We evaluated the temporal association between disease activity and serum aPLA2R during and after treatment in PMN. Methods: The study included all patients with PMN and elevated aPLA2R who were started on immunosuppressive therapy for persistent nephrotic syndrome at a single center between December 2014 and December 2015...
January 2018: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340323/clinical-and-pathological-significance-of-autoantibodies-to-erythropoietin-receptor-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-with-ckd
#20
Akinori Hara, Kengo Furuichi, Akihiko Koshino, Haruka Yasuda, Trang Thi Thu Tran, Yasunori Iwata, Norihiko Sakai, Miho Shimizu, Shuichi Kaneko, Hiroyuki Nakamura, Takashi Wada
Introduction: We examined the impact of autoantibodies on the erythropoietin receptor (EPOR) in type 2 diabetic patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Methods: A total of 112 Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes who had CKD were enrolled in this study and followed for a mean of 45 months. Sera from these patients were screened for anti-EPOR antibodies using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays. Results: Anti-EPOR antibodies were detected in 26 patients (23%)...
January 2018: KI Reports
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