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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342734/integration-of-microbiome-and-epigenome-to-decipher-the-pathogenesis-of-autoimmune-diseases
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REVIEW
Beidi Chen, Luxi Sun, Xuan Zhang
The interaction between genetic predisposition and environmental factors are of great significance in the pathogenesis and development of autoimmune diseases (AIDs). The human mucosa is the most frequent site that interacts with the exterior environment, and commensal microbiota at the gut and other human mucosal cavities play a crucial role in the regulation of immune system. Growing evidence has shown that the compositional and functional changes of mucosal microbiota are closely related to AIDs. Gut dysbiosis not only influence the expression level of Toll-like receptors (TLRs) of antigen presenting cells, but also contribute to Th17/Treg imbalance...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339738/a-multi-biomarker-score-measuring-disease-activity-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-tapering-adalimumab-or-etanercept-predictive-value-for-clinical-and-radiographic-outcomes
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Chantal A M Bouman, Aatke van der Maas, Noortje van Herwaarden, Eric H Sasso, Frank H J van den Hoogen, Alfons A den Broeder
Objective.: The aim was to evaluate the predictive value of the baseline multi-biomarker disease activity (MBDA) score in long-standing RA patients with low disease activity tapering TNF inhibitors (TNFi) for successful tapering or discontinuation, occurrence of flare and major flare, and radiographic progression. Methods.: Dose REduction Strategies of Subcutaneous TNF inhibitors (Dutch Trial Register, NTR 3216) is an 18-month non-inferiority randomized controlled trial comparing tapering of TNFi until discontinuation or flaring with usual care (UC) in long-standing RA patients with stable low disease activity...
February 22, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337018/rheumatoid-arthritis-fibroblast-like-synoviocyte-suppression-mediated-by-pten-involves-survivin-gene-silencing
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Danna Chen, Dongdong Liu, Dan Liu, Min He, Anping Peng, Jiarui Xu, Li Lin, Fudong Luo, Lin Chen, Xianzhang Huang, Junhua Zhuang, Jianhua Xu
Survivin is a proto-oncogene biomarker known for its anti-apoptotic and cell cycle regulating properties induced by the activation of the phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt pathway. In the context of non-cancer pathology, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), survivin has emerged as a feature associated with severe joint damage and poor treatment response. Phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) is a phosphatase antagonizing all classes of PI3K. The interplay between survivin oncogenic mechanisms and proliferation suppression networks in RA has remained largely elusive...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322583/interplay-between-genetic-and-epigenetic-mechanisms-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#4
Mojca Frank-Bertoncelj, Kerstin Klein, Steffen Gay
Genetic and environmental factors contribute to the risk for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), with epigenetics serving as a possible interface through which risk factors contribute to RA. High-throughput technologies for interrogating genome and epigenome, and the availability of genetic and epigenetic datasets across a diversity of cell types, enable the identification of candidate causal genetic variants for RA to study their function in core RA processes. To date, RA risk variants were studied in the immune cells but not joint resident cells, for example, synovial fibroblasts...
March 21, 2017: Epigenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318085/inflammatory-double-hit-model-of-temporomandibular-joint-disorder-with-elevated-ccl2-cxcl9-cxcl10-rantes-and-behavioural-hypersensitivity-in-tnfr1-r2-mice
#5
S L McIlwrath, R Nesemeier, F Ma, H S Oz, L Zhang, K N Westlund
BACKGROUND: Patients with temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD), reactive arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis often have combined etiology of hereditary and microenvironmental factors contributing to joint pain. Multiple clinical and animal studies indicate 'double-hit' inflammatory insults can cause chronic inflammation. The first inflammatory insult primes the immune system and subsequent insults elicit amplified responses. The present 'double hit' study produced a chronic orofacial pain model in mice with genetic deletion of both TNFα receptors (TNFR1/R2-/-), investigating the main nociceptive signalling pathways in comparisons to wild type mice...
March 20, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316886/identification-of-dysregulated-genes-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-based-on-bioinformatics-analysis
#6
Ruihu Hao, Haiwei Du, Lin Guo, Fengde Tian, Ning An, Tiejun Yang, Changcheng Wang, Bo Wang, Zihao Zhou
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic auto-inflammatory disorder of joints. The present study aimed to identify the key genes in RA for better understanding the underlying mechanisms of RA. METHODS: The integrated analysis of expression profiling was conducted to identify differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in RA. Moreover, functional annotation, protein-protein interaction (PPI) network and transcription factor (TF) regulatory network construction were applied for exploring the potential biological roles of DEGs in RA...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293448/serum-calreticulin-as-a-novel-biomarker-of-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-disease-activity
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Nashwa Ismail Hashaad, Rasha Mohamed Fawzy, Abeer Ahmed Abo Elazem, Mohamed Ibrahim Youssef
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the relations between calreticulin (CRT) serum level and both disease activity and severity parameters in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this study, 60 children with JIA and 50 age-and-sex-matched healthy subjects were enrolled. The assessment of the disease activity was done using juvenile arthritis disease activity score 27 (JADAS-27). The assessment of disease severity was done via gray-scale ultrasonography (US) and power Doppler US (PDUS)...
March 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273936/discovery-of-circulating-proteins-associated-to-knee-radiographic-osteoarthritis
#8
Lucía Lourido, Burcu Ayoglu, Juan Fernández-Tajes, Natividad Oreiro, Frauke Henjes, Cecilia Hellström, Jochen M Schwenk, Cristina Ruiz-Romero, Peter Nilsson, Francisco J Blanco
Currently there are no sufficiently sensitive biomarkers able to reflect changes in joint remodelling during osteoarthritis (OA). In this work, we took an affinity proteomic approach to profile serum samples for proteins that could serve as indicators for the diagnosis of radiographic knee OA. Antibody suspension bead arrays were applied to analyze serum samples from patients with OA (n = 273), control subjects (n = 76) and patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA, n = 244). For verification, a focused bead array was built and applied to an independent set of serum samples from patients with OA (n = 188), control individuals (n = 83) and RA (n = 168) patients...
December 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256798/the-roles-and-perspectives-of-micrornas-as-biomarkers-for-intervertebral-disc-degeneration
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REVIEW
Xiaoya Zhou, Lili Chen, Sibylle Grad, Mauro Alini, Haobo Pan, Dazhi Yang, Wanxin Zhen, Zhizhong Li, Shishu Huang, Songlin Peng
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are highly conserved molecules that regulate protein levels post-transcriptionally. Aberrant miRNA expression presents in various musculoskeletal disorders, such as osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The expression levels of miRNAs are characterized by endogenous properties and tissue specificity. This raises the possibility that miRNAs could serve as useful clinical biomarkers in the diagnosis of certain diseases. Intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD) is one of the major causes of back pain, and a process characterized by a cascade of molecular, cellular, biochemical and structural changes...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253537/mrna-profiling-identifies-low-levels-of-dusp7-and-cdc25b-phosphatases-in-patients-with-early-arthritis
#10
P Castro-Sánchez, R Ramirez-Munoz, A Lamana, A Ortiz, I González-Álvaro, P Roda-Navarro
Phospho-tyrosine phosphatases (PTPs) control phosphorylation levels and, consequently, regulate the output of intracellular signalling networks in health and disease. Despite the high number of PTPs expressed in CD4 T cells and their involvement in autoimmunity, information about the expression profile of PTPs in these cells has not been obtained in patients diagnosed with autoimmune diseases. Here, we compare the expression profile of PTPs in CD4 T cells of healthy volunteers and patients submitted to an Early Arthritis Clinic, due to suspicion of Rheumatoid Arthritis, an autoimmune disease mediated by CD4 T cells...
March 2, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245520/autoantibodies-to-box-a-of-high-mobility-group-box-1-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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F Schaper, K de Leeuw, G Horst, F Maas, H Bootsma, P Heeringa, P C Limburg, J Westra
OBJECTIVE: Auto-antibodies to nuclear structures are a hallmark of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), including auto-antibodies to nuclear protein High Mobility Group Box-1 (HMGB1). HMGB1 consists of three separate domains: Box A, Box B and an acidic tail. Recombinant Box A acts as a competitive antagonist for HMGB1 and might be an interesting treatment option in SLE. However, antibodies to Box A might interfere. Therefore, levels of anti-Box A were examined in SLE patients in association with disease activity and clinical parameters...
February 28, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242302/the-feature-selection-approach-for-evaluation-of-potential-rheumatoid-arthritis-markers-using-maldi-tof-datasets
#12
Bartosz Urbaniak, Piotr Nowicki, Dorota Sikorska, Włodzimierz Samborski, Zenon J Kokot
BACKGROUND: The selection of the most representative mass profiles, in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) serum samples was developed. This allows for selection and identification of potential biomarkers in RA serum samples. METHODS: The RA and controls samples were analyzed using MALDI-TOF. Two different protein elution procedures utilizing ZipTips (E1 and E2) were examined. The statistical evaluation of data was performed using different feature selection (FS) methods in combination with different classifiers, while identification of selected masses was performed using MALDI-TOF-TOF...
February 24, 2017: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225768/anti-rheumatic-treatment-is-not-associated-with-reduction-of-pentraxin-3-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-psoriatic-arthritis-and-ankylosing-spondylitis
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Gia Deyab, Ingrid Hokstad, Jon Elling Whist, Milada Cvancarova Småstuen, Stefan Agewall, Torstein Lyberg, Barbara Bottazzi, Pier Luigi Meroni, Roberto Leone, Gunnbjorg Hjeltnes, Ivana Hollan
BACKGROUND: Pentraxin 3 is proposed to be a marker of inflammation and cardiovascular risk, but its role in inflammatory rheumatic diseases (IRDs) is still uncertain. Therefore, we wanted to examine if anti-rheumatic treatment reduced serum PTX3 (s-PTX3) levels in IRDs, and if s-PTX3 levels were related to other markers of inflammation and to endothelial function (EF). METHODS: We examined s-PTX3, EF and established inflammatory biomarkers in 114 IRD patients from the PSARA study before and after 6 weeks and 6 months of treatment with methotrexate (MTX) or anti-tumor necrosis factor alpha (anti-TNF) therapy with or without MTX co-medication...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215100/targeting-baff-and-april-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-other-antibody-associated-diseases
#14
Eileen Samy, Stephen Wax, Bertrand Huard, Henry Hess, Pascal Schneider
The B cell-stimulating molecules, BAFF (B cell activating factor) and APRIL (a proliferation-inducing ligand), are critical factors in the maintenance of the B cell pool and humoral immunity. In addition, BAFF and APRIL are involved in the pathogenesis of a number of human autoimmune diseases, with elevated levels of these cytokines detected in the sera of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), IgA nephropathy, Sjögren's syndrome, and rheumatoid arthritis. As such, both molecules are rational targets for new therapies in B cell-driven autoimmune diseases, and several inhibitors of BAFF or BAFF and APRIL together have been investigated in clinical trials...
January 2, 2017: International Reviews of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213049/impaired-nk-cell-functionality-and-increased-tnf-%C3%AE-production-as-biomarkers-of-chronic-chikungunya-arthritis-and-rheumatoid-arthritis
#15
Subrat Thanapati, Mohini Ganu, Prashant Giri, Shruti Kulkarni, Meenal Sharma, Prasad Babar, Ashok Ganu, Anuradha S Tripathy
The chronic chikungunya arthritis symptoms closely mimic the rheumatoid arthritis (RA) symptoms, thus making it difficult to distinguish between these two clinical entities. The current comparative study characterizes NK (CD3(-)CD56(+)) and NK-like T (CD3(+)CD56(+)) cell responses in patients with chronic chikungunya arthritis and RA. Phenotype and functions of NK and NK-like T cells repertoire were assessed in 56 chronic chikungunya arthritis, 26 RA patients and 82 controls using flow cytometry. TNF-α and IFN-γ-secreting NK-like T cells were high in both chronic arthritis patients than in controls...
February 14, 2017: Human Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211304/granisetron-and-carvedilol-can-protect-experimental-rats-againstadjuvant-induced-arthritis
#16
Yasmin Moustafa Ahmed, Basim Anwar Shehata Messiha, Ali Ahmed Abo-Saif
CONTEXT: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a disabling autoimmune disorder of the joints as well as other organs, affects about 1% of population. Unfortunately, all current treatments of RA cause severe gastrointestinal, renal and other complications. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate the possible antiarthritic effects of a serotonin 5-HT3 receptor blocker, granisetron, and a nonselective adrenergic receptor blocker, carvedilol, on complete Freund's adjuvant-induced RA in adult female albino rats...
April 2017: Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207496/recent-advances-in-the-pathogenesis-prediction-and-management-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-associated-interstitial-lung-disease
#17
Cheilonda Johnson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide an overview of recently published articles covering interstitial lung disease associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA-ILD). RECENT FINDINGS: Over the past year, many studies replicated previous findings in more diverse and occasionally larger populations internationally. Specifically, the association among cigarette smoking, high rheumatoid factor titer, elevated anticitrullinated protein antibody (ACPA) levels, and RA-ILD was strengthened...
February 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186687/identification-of-potential-plasma-microrna-stratification-biomarkers-for-response-to-allogeneic-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#18
David J Mallinson, Donald R Dunbar, Susan Ridha, Elizabeth R Sutton, Olga De la Rosa, Wilfried Dalemans, Eleuterio Lombardo
The ability to identify and stratify patients that will respond to specific therapies has been transformational in a number of disease areas, particularly oncology. It is anticipated that this will also be the case for cell-based therapies, particularly in complex and heterogeneous diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Recently, clinical results with expanded allogenic adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (eASCs) have indicated clinical efficacy in highly refractory RA patients. In this study, we set out to determine if circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) could be identified as potential biomarkers associated with response to eASCs in these RA patients...
January 3, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183353/endothelial-injury-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-crosstalk-between-dimethylarginines-and-systemic-inflammation
#19
Theodoros Dimitroulas, James Hodson, Aamer Sandoo, Jacqueline Smith, George D Kitas
BACKGROUND: Symmetric (SDMA) and asymmetric (ADMA) dimethylarginines have emerged as novel biomarkers of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in several disease settings associated with atherosclerosis. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic systemic inflammatory disease characterized by high CVD mortality and morbidity. ADMA and SDMA levels are abnormal in RA patients, but their correlation with assessments of endothelial function and structure remains unknown. We aimed to investigate whether SDMA and ADMA are associated with carotid intima media thickness (cIMT) and arterial stiffness as well as non-invasive assessments of in vivo micro- and macrovascular endothelial function in RA patients with high systemic inflammatory load...
February 10, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183330/th17-and-cd24-hi-cd27-regulatory-b-lymphocytes-are-biomarkers-of-response-to-biologics-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#20
Sarah Salomon, Caroline Guignant, Pierre Morel, Gauthier Flahaut, Clément Brault, Clément Gourguechon, Patrice Fardellone, Jean-Pierre Marolleau, Brigitte Gubler, Vincent Goëb
BACKGROUND: The aim was to describe the regulatory B and T cells (Breg and Treg) and T helper 17 (Th17) lymphocytes before and under treatment with biologic drugs, and to assess their potential predictive value as biomarkers of response in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: This was a non-randomised, single-centre, prospective study. Patients with active RA (American College of Rheumatology (ACR)/European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) 2010) who required the initiation or switch to any biologic drug except rituximab were included...
February 10, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
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