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Katrina Ray
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September 6, 2017: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863466/characterization-of-dengue-virus-infections-among-febrile-children-clinically-diagnosed-with-a-non-dengue-illness-managua-nicaragua
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Jesse J Waggoner, Lionel Gresh, Alisha Mohamed-Hadley, Angel Balmaseda, K James Soda, Janaki Abeynayake, Malaya K Sahoo, Yuanyuan Liu, Guillermina Kuan, Eva Harris, Benjamin A Pinsky
Background: We sought to characterize dengue virus (DENV) infections among febrile children enrolled in a pediatric cohort study who were clinically diagnosed with a non-dengue illness ("C cases"). Methods: DENV infections were detected and viral load quantitated by real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction in C cases presenting between January 2007 and January 2013. Results: One hundred forty-one of 2892 C cases (4.88%) tested positive for DENV...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842182/the-cc-and-cxc-chemokine-receptors-in-channel-catfish-ictalurus-punctatus-and-their-involvement-in-disease-and-hypoxia-responses
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Qiang Fu, Yujia Yang, Chao Li, Qifan Zeng, Tao Zhou, Ning Li, Yang Liu, Shikai Liu, Zhanjiang Liu
Chemokines are vital regulators of cell mobilization for immune surveillance, inflammation, and development. Chemokines signal through binding to their receptors that are a superfamily of seven-transmembrane domain G-coupled receptors. Recently, a complete repertoire of both CC and CXC chemokines have been identified in channel catfish, but nothing is known about their receptors. In this study, a set of 29 CC chemokine receptor (CCR) genes and 8 CXC chemokine receptor (CXCR) genes were identified and annotated from the channel catfish genome...
August 29, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834032/bk-polyomavirus-infection-after-renal-transplantation-surveillance-in-a-resource-challenged-setting
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Soumita Bagchi, G Vikraman, Sandeep Kumar Srivastava, Ashish Upadhayay, Geetika Singh, Dipankar Bhowmik, Sandeep Mahajan, Amit Dinda, Sanjay Kumar Agarwal
BACKGROUND: A paucity of data is available about BK polyomavirus (BKPyV) infection after renal transplantation (RTX) in resource-limited countries with a predominantly living-donor, ABO-compatible RTX program. We aimed to assess BKPyV infection in such patients in a public hospital in India. METHODS: We prospectively evaluated plasma BKPyV replication in 62 patients at 1, 3, 6, 9, 12 months after RTX. Sustained significant BK viremia (SSBKV) was defined as significant viremia (≥10 000 copies/mL) detected ≥2 times and BKPyV-associated nephropathy (BKVAN) as histologic changes of BKVAN with BK viremia with/without graft dysfunction...
August 21, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820073/immunomodulatory-role-of-arsenic-on-regulatory-t-cells
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Rizwanul Haque, Archana Chaudhary, Nadra Sadaf
Background and objective-Chronic Arsenic (As) exposure continued to be a cause of major problem associated with different kind of diseases including skin problem and different types of cancer. As exposure leads to numerous other pathological conditions that affect millions of people worldwide on a regular basis. It was recently established that As toxicity affects immune system and modulate the function and survival of cells involved in immune regulation. Arsenic trioxide (As2O3) was reported to be an effective apoptosis inducer in a variety of cell types...
August 17, 2017: Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795509/discontools-identifying-gaps-in-controlling-bovine-spongiform-encephalopathy
#6
M Simmons, G Ru, C Casalone, B Iulini, C Cassar, T Seuberlich
This article summarizes the 2016 update of the DISCONTOOLS project gap analysis on bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), which was based on a combination of literature review and expert knowledge. Uncertainty still exists in relation to the pathogenesis, immunology and epidemiology of BSE, but provided that infected material is prohibited from entering the animal feed chain, cases should continue to decline. BSE does not appear to spread between cattle, but if new strains with this ability appear then control would be considerably more difficult...
August 10, 2017: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767704/b-abortus-rna-is-the-component-involved-in-the-down-modulation-of-mhc-i-expression-on-human-monocytes-via-tlr8-and-the-egfr-pathway
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M Ayelén Milillo, Lis N Velásquez, Aldana Trotta, M Victoria Delpino, Fábio V Marinho, Luciana Balboa, Mónica Vermeulen, Sonia L Espindola, Nahuel Rodriguez-Rodrigues, Gabriela C Fernández, Sergio Costa Oliveira, Guillermo H Giambartolomei, Paula Barrionuevo
Despite eliciting a potent CD8+ T cell response, Brucella abortus is able to persist and establish a chronic infection inside its host. We have previously reported that the infection of human monocytes/macrophages with B. abortus inhibits the IFN-γ-induced MHC-I cell surface expression down-modulating cytotoxic CD8+ T cell responses. MHC-I down-modulation depends on bacterial viability and results from the capacity of B. abortus to retain the MHC-I molecules within the Golgi apparatus. Furthermore, we recently demonstrated that epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) pathway is involved in this phenomenon and that this is an early event during infection...
August 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759104/the-interplay-between-hla-b27-and-erap1-erap2-aminopeptidases-from-antiviral-protection-to-spondyloarthritis
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REVIEW
Carolina Vitulano, Valentina Tedeschi, Fabiana Paladini, Rosa Sorrentino, Maria Teresa Fiorillo
The human leukocyte antigen class I gene HLA-B27 is the strongest risk factor for Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), a chronic inflammatory arthritic disorder. More recently, the Endoplasmic Reticulum Aminopeptidases (ERAP) 1 and 2 genes have been identified by genome-wide association studies (GWAS) as additional susceptibility factors. In the ER, these aminopeptidases trim the peptides to a length suitable to fit into the groove of the MHC class I molecules. Noteworthy, an epistatic interaction between HLA-B27 and ERAP1, but not between HLA-B27 and ERAP2, has been highlighted...
July 31, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751932/does-regular-exercise-counter-t-cell-immunosenescence-reducing-the-risk-of-developing-cancer-and-promoting-successful-treatment-of-malignancies
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REVIEW
James E Turner, Patricia C Brum
Moderate intensity aerobic exercise training or regular physical activity is beneficial for immune function. For example, some evidence shows that individuals with an active lifestyle exhibit stronger immune responses to vaccination compared to those who are inactive. Encouragingly, poor vaccine responses, which are characteristic of an ageing immune system, can be improved by single or repeated bouts of exercise. In addition, exercise-induced lymphocytosis, and the subsequent lymphocytopenia, is thought to facilitate immune surveillance, whereby lymphocytes search tissues for antigens derived from viruses, bacteria, or malignant transformation...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743248/immunological-recovery-in-tuberculosis-hiv-co-infected-patients-on-antiretroviral-therapy-implication-for-tuberculosis-preventive-therapy
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Basel Karo, Gérard Krause, Stefanie Castell, Christian Kollan, Osamah Hamouda, Walter Haas
BACKGROUND: Understanding the immune response to combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) is essential for a clear approach to tuberculosis (TB) preventive therapy. We investigated the immunological recovery in cART-treated HIV-infected patients developing TB compared to those who remained free of TB. METHODS: We extracted data of HIV-infected patients from a multicenter cohort for the HIV clinical surveillance in Germany. No patients included in our study had TB at the beginning of the observation...
July 25, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713331/thyroid-stimulating-hormone-receptor-antibodies-in-pregnancy-clinical-relevance
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REVIEW
Ines Bucci, Cesidio Giuliani, Giorgio Napolitano
Graves' disease is the most common cause of thyrotoxicosis in women of childbearing age. Approximately 1% of pregnant women been treated before, or are being treated during pregnancy for Graves' hyperthyroidism. In pregnancy, as in not pregnant state, thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) receptor (TSHR) antibodies (TRAbs) are the pathogenetic hallmark of Graves' disease. TRAbs are heterogeneous for molecular and functional properties and are subdivided into activating (TSAbs), blocking (TBAbs), or neutral (N-TRAbs) depending on their effect on TSHR...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710896/renal-allograft-histology-at-10-years-after-transplantation-in-the-tacrolimus-era-evidence-of-pervasive-chronic-injury
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M D Stegall, L D Cornell, W D Park, B H Smith, F G Cosio
Improving long-term renal allograft survival remains an important unmet need. To assess the extent of histologic injury at 10 years after transplantation in functioning grafts, we studied 575 consecutive adult solitary renal transplants performed between 2002 and 2005: 77% from living donors and 81% maintained on tacrolimus-based immunosuppression. Ten-year graft survival was 59% and death-censored graft survival was 74%. Surveillance allograft biopsies were assessed at implantation, 5 years, and 10 years from 145 patients who reached 10 years...
July 15, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699227/implication-of-chemo-resistant-memory-t-cells-for-immune-surveillance-in-patients-with-sarcoma-receiving-chemotherapy
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Yuji Shibayama, Tomohide Tsukahara, Makoto Emori, Kenji Murata, Emi Mizushima, Yoshihiko Hirohashi, Takayuki Kanaseki, Munehide Nakatsugawa, Terufumi Kubo, Toshihiko Yamashita, Noriyuki Sato, Toshihiko Torigoe
Chemotherapy has improved the prognosis of patients with sarcomas. However, it may suppress anti-tumor immunity. Recently, we reported a novel CD8(+) memory T cell population with a chemo-resistance property, "young memory" T (TYM ) cells. In this study, we investigated the proportion and function of TYM cells in peripheral blood of healthy donors and sarcoma patients who received chemotherapy and those who did not. The proportion of TYM cells was significantly decreased in patients compared with that in healthy donors...
September 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694811/latent-cytomegalovirus-cmv-infection-does-not-detrimentally-alter-t-cell-responses-in-the-healthy-old-but-increased-latent-cmv-carriage-is-related-to-expanded-cmv-specific-t-cells
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Sarah E Jackson, George X Sedikides, Georgina Okecha, Emma L Poole, John H Sinclair, Mark R Wills
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) primary infection and periodic reactivation of latent virus is generally well controlled by T-cell responses in healthy people. In older donors, overt HCMV disease is not generally seen despite the association of HCMV infection with increased risk of mortality. However, increases in HCMV DNA in urine of older people suggest that, although the immune response retains functionality, immunomodulation of the immune response due to lifelong viral carriage may alter its efficacy. Viral transcription is limited during latency to a handful of viral genes and there is both an IFNγ and cellular IL-10 CD4(+) T-cell response to HCMV latency-associated proteins...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667664/tacrolimus-and-mycophenolate-regimen-and-subclinical-tubulo-interstitial-inflammation-in-low-immunological-risk-renal-transplants
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Irina B Torres, Anna V Reisaeter, Francesc Moreso, Anders Âsberg, Marta Vidal, Clara Garcia-Carro, Karsten Midtvedt, Finn P Reinholt, Helge Scott, Eva Castellà, Maite Salcedo, Christina Dörje, Joana Sellarés, Maria A Azancot, Manel Perello, Hallvard Holdaas, Daniel Serón
The aim was to evaluate the relationship between maintenance immunosuppression, subclinical tubulo-interstitial inflammation and interstitial fibrosis/tubular atrophy (IF/TA) in surveillance biopsies performed in low immunological risk renal transplants at two transplant centers. The Barcelona cohort consisted of 109 early and 66 late biopsies in patients receiving high tacrolimus (TAC-C0 target at 1-year 6-10 ng/ml) and reduced MMF dose (500 mg bid at 1-year). The Oslo cohort consisted of 262 early and 237 late biopsies performed in patients treated with low TAC-C0 (target 3-7 ng/ml) and standard MMF dose (750 mg bid)...
July 1, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661031/myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-important-contributors-to-tumor-progression-and-metastasis
#16
Elham Safarzadeh, Mona Orangi, Hamed Mohammadi, Farhad Babaie, Behzad Baradaran
Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) are traditionally considered among the major components of the immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment (TME). However, there is currently increasing evidence indicating that MDSCs in addition to suppression of immune surveillance is also involved in an array of non-immunological functions like augmenting metastatic potential of tumor cells. Indeed, MDSCs can promote metastasis in animal models and cancer patients through promoting premetastatic niche formation, tumor angiogenesis and invasion...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656487/chimeric-antigen-receptor-therapy-in-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-clinical-practice
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REVIEW
Marlise R Luskin, Daniel J DeAngelo
Over half of patients diagnosed with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) develop relapsed or refractory disease. Traditional chemotherapy salvage is inadequate, and new therapies are needed. Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy is a novel, immunologic approach where T cells are genetically engineered to express a CAR conferring specificity against a target cell surface antigen, most commonly the pan-B-cell marker CD19. After infusion, CAR T cells expand and persist, allowing ongoing tumor surveillance...
June 27, 2017: Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655789/acquired-immune-resistance-follows-complete-tumor-regression-without-loss-of-target-antigens-or-ifn%C3%AE-signaling
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Marco Donia, Katja Harbst, Marit van Buuren, Pia Kvistborg, Mattias F Lindberg, Rikke Andersen, Manja Idorn, Shamaila Munir Ahmad, Eva Ellebæk, Anja Mueller, Paolo Fagone, Ferdinando Nicoletti, Massimo Libra, Martin Lauss, Sine Reker Hadrup, Henrik Schmidt, Mads Hald Andersen, Per Thor Straten, Jonas A Nilsson, Ton N Schumacher, Barbara Seliger, Göran Jönsson, Inge Marie Svane
Cancer immunotherapy can result in durable tumor regressions in some patients. However, patients who initially respond often experience tumor progression. Here, we report mechanistic evidence of tumoral immune escape in an exemplary clinical case: a patient with metastatic melanoma who developed disease recurrence following an initial, unequivocal radiologic complete regression after T-cell-based immunotherapy. Functional cytotoxic T-cell responses, including responses to one mutant neoantigen, were amplified effectively with therapy and generated durable immunologic memory...
June 27, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642882/tumor-related-exosomes-contribute-to-tumor-promoting-microenvironment-an-immunological-perspective
#19
REVIEW
Wuzhen Chen, Jingxin Jiang, Wenjie Xia, Jian Huang
Exosomes are a kind of cell-released membrane-form structures which contain proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids. These vesicular organelles play a key role in intercellular communication. Numerous experiments demonstrated that tumor-related exosomes (TEXs) can induce immune surveillance in the microenvironment in vivo and in vitro. They can interfere with the maturation of DC cells, impair NK cell activation, induce myeloid-derived suppressor cells, and educate macrophages into protumor phenotype. They can also selectively induce effector T cell apoptosis via Fas/FasL interaction and enhance regulatory T cell proliferation and function by releasing TGF-β...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635055/melanoma-complicating-treatment-with-natalizumab-for-multiple-sclerosis-a-report-from-the-southern-network-on-adverse-reactions-sonar
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Rachel A Sabol, Virginia Noxon, Oliver Sartor, Joseph R Berger, Zaina Qureshi, Dennis W Raisch, LeAnn B Norris, Paul R Yarnold, Peter Georgantopoulos, William J Hrushesky, Laura Bobolts, Paul Ray, Akida Lebby, Robert C Kane, Charles L Bennett
A 43-year-old female with multiple sclerosis developed urethral melanoma. The only potential risk factor was treatment with natalizumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody against α4 integrins. To investigate the risk-exposure relationship, we reviewed this case, all other published cases, and cases of natalizumab-associated melanoma reported to regulatory agencies. Data sources included the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) (2004-2014), a FDA Advisory Committee Meeting Report, and peer-reviewed publications...
July 2017: Cancer Medicine
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