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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725493/interferon-alpha-based-immunotherapies-in-the-treatment-of-b-cell-derived-hematologic-neoplasms-in-today-s-treat-to-target-era
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REVIEW
Li Zhang, Yu-Tzu Tai, Matthew Zhi Guang Ho, Lugui Qiu, Kenneth C Anderson
B cell lymphoma and multiple myeloma (MM) are the most common hematological malignancies which benefit from therapeutic monoclonal antibodies (mAbs)-based immunotherapies. Despite significant improvement on patient outcome following the use of novel therapies for the past decades, curative treatment is unavailable for the majority of patients. For example, the 5-year survival of MM is currently less than 50%. In the 1980s, interferon-α was used as monotherapy in newly diagnosed or previously treated MM with an overall response rate of 15-20%...
2017: Experimental Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722363/-erdheim-chester-disease-a-differential-diagnosis-of-retroperitoneal-fibrosis
#2
Raphaël André, Jörg D Seebach
Erdheim-Chester disease is a rare multisystemic non-Langerhans histiocytosis with about 500 reported cases. Typical features include retroperitoneal and perirenal fibrosis (hairy kidney), periaortitis with a coated aorta, osteosclerosis of the lower limbs, and sometimes exophthalmia or diabetes insipidus. Histology is the cornerstone for diagnosis showing an infiltrate with foamy histiocytes and occasional multinucleated giant cells (Touton cells). There is no standard treatment regimen, current options include corticosteroids, interferon alpha, systemic chemotherapy, and radiation therapy ; however, a better understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms has allowed the emergence of novel targeted treatments such as vemurafenib, imatinib, and anakinra...
April 5, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711394/exercise-prevents-ifn-%C3%AE-induced-mood-and-cognitive-dysfunction-and-increases-bdnf-expression-in-the-rat
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Charlotte K Callaghan, Jennifer Rouine, Shane M O'Mara
Aerobic exercise has marked effects on mood and cognition. Here, we used an interferon-alpha (IFN-α) induced depression model to evaluate the potential efficacy of chronic treadmill running on mood and cognition in the rat. IFN-α treatment induces behavioral deficits in the forced swim test (FST), open field test and object exploration task. Male han Wistar rats (n=8 per group, 3month old) were injected 3 times weekly with recombinant human IFN-α or saline (control) for 4weeks. One group was exercised 3 times (1h treadmill running) per week while the other remained sedentary...
July 12, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709686/toxicologic-evaluations-of-recombinant-liver-targeting-interferon-ifn-csp-genotoxicity-and-tegenicratoity
#4
Wenting Zeng, Chunxu Wu, Jie Wang, Lingjie Cao, Xiaobao Jin, Jiayong Zhu, Xuemei Lu
Interferon alpha as the one of FDA recommended drugs for Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection has many side effects. Targeting IFNα to the liver may be a strategy to increase its efficacy locally and may increase efficacy of IFNα-based therapy of HBV infection. We have prepared a novel liver-targeting fusion interferon (IFN-CSP) combining IFN α2b with plasmodium region I peptide and have revealed it may be an excellent candidate as a liver-targeting anti-HBV agent. In this study, we investigated the genotoxic and teratogenic effects of IFN-CSP...
July 11, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704535/interferon-related-genetic-markers-of-necroinflammatory-activity-in-chronic-hepatitis-c
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Rosario López-Rodríguez, Ángel Hernández-Bartolomé, María Jesús Borque, Yolanda Rodríguez-Muñoz, Samuel Martín-Vílchez, Luisa García-Buey, Leticia González-Moreno, Yolanda Real-Martínez, Paloma Muñoz de Rueda, Javier Salmerón, José Ramón Vidal-Castiñeira, Carlos López-Larrea, Luis Rodrigo, Ricardo Moreno-Otero, Paloma Sanz-Cameno
INTRODUCTION: Chronic hepatitis C (CHC) is a major cause of liver disease worldwide which often leads to progressive liver inflammation, fibrosis, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). CHC displays heterogeneous progression depending on a broad set of factors, some of them intrinsic to each individual such as the patient's genetic profile. This study aims to evaluate the contribution of certain genetic variants of crucial interferon alpha and lambda signaling pathways to the hepatic necroinflammatory activity (NIA) grade of CHC patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704381/sofosbuvir-based-treatment-of-chronic-hepatitis-c-genotype-3-infections-a-scandinavian-real-life-study
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Olav Dalgard, Ola Weiland, Geir Noraberg, Lars Karlsen, Lars Heggelund, Martti Färkkilâ, Ulla Balslev, Erika Belard, Anne Øvrehus, Mette Skalshøi Kjær, Henrik Krarup, Birgit Thorup Røge, Sofie Hallager, Lone G Madsen, Alex Lund Laursen, Martin Lagging, Nina Weis
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 3 infection with advanced liver disease has emerged as the most challenging to treat. We retrospectively assessed the treatment outcome of sofosbuvir (SOF) based regimes for treatment of HCV genotype 3 infections in a real life setting in Scandinavia. METHODS: Consecutive patients with chronic HCV genotype 3 infection were enrolled at 16 treatment centers in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. Patients who had received a SOF containing regimen were included...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700280/biologic-treatment-options-for-retinal-neovascularization-in-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease
#7
Nikos N Markomichelakis, Evaggelia K Aissopou, Stelios Maselos, Ilknur Tugal-Tutkun, Petros P Sfikakis
PURPOSE: Relapsing ocular inflammation occurs in about 70% of patients with Behçet's disease (BD) and can lead to permanent loss of vision. Neovascularization of the optic disc (NVD) or elsewhere in the retina (NVE) is a relatively uncommon but severe complication that lacks standardized treatment. METHODS: We report on the therapeutic use of anti-TNF monoclonal antibodies for BD-associated NVD and NVE in one pediatric patient (subcutaneous adalimumab) and one young man (intravenous infliximab)...
July 12, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700247/long-term-efficacy-of-pegylated-interferon-alpha-2b-in-beh%C3%A3-et-s-uveitis-a-small-case-series
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Hande Celiker, Haluk Kazokoglu, Haner Direskeneli
PURPOSE: To assess the long-term efficacy and safety of pegylated interferon alpha-2b (peg-IFN-α-2b) for severe uveitis associated with Behçet's disease. METHODS: Peg-IFN-α-2b was administrated at an initial dosage of 0,5-1,5 µg/kg/week. If any complications were observed, the dosage was tapered. Ocular examinations, systemic findings, and treatment compliance of the patients were evaluated. RESULTS: Control of ocular inflammation was achieved in all patients (n = 4)...
July 12, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697228/lichenoid-dermatitis-from-interferon-alpha-2a-in-a-patient-with-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-and-seronegative-hcv
#9
Amelia E Bush, Sharon R Hymes, Sirunya Silapunt
<p>Cutaneous reactions to interferon, including a lichenoid drug reaction, are most commonly reported in patients undergoing treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. There have been case reports of interferon-induced lichen planus in seronegative HCV patients with lymphoproliferative disorders and melanoma. We report the case of a 71-year-old man undergoing treatment with interferon for metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) who developed an eruption 2 months after starting interferon. Clinical and histological findings from biopsies supported a diagnosis of interferon-induced lichen planus...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692581/%C3%AE-9-tetrahydrocannabinol-suppresses-secretion-of-ifn%C3%AE-by-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cells-from-healthy-and-hiv-infected-individuals
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Joseph E Henriquez, Michael D Rizzo, Matthias A Schulz, Robert B Crawford, Peter Gulick, Norbert E Kaminski
Plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs) play a crucial role in host antiviral immune response through secretion of type I interferon. Interferon alpha (IFNα), a type I IFN, is critical for mounting the initial response to viral pathogens. A consequence of Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1 (HIV) infection is a decrease in both pDC number and function, but prolonged pDC activity has been linked with progression from HIV infection to the development of AIDS. Patients with HIV in the United States routinely use cannabinoid-based therapies to combat the side effects of HIV infection and antiretroviral therapy...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690524/erdheim-chester-disease-case-report-with-aggressive-multisystem-manifestations-and-review-of-the-literature
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Sultan Alotaibi, Osama Alhafi, Hatem Nasr, Khalid Eltayeb, Ghaleb Elyamany
Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD) is an extremely rare and aggressive form of non-Langerhans cell histiocytosis. ECD usually presents with bone pain in adults aged 40-60. Its etiology is unknown but it is thought to be either a reactive or neoplastic disorder. Recently, mutation of the proto-oncogene BRAF (BRAFV600E) has been found in more than 50% of cases. The multisystemic form of ECD is associated with significant morbidity, which may arise due to histiocytic infiltration of critical organ systems. The common sites of involvement are the skeleton, central nervous system, cardiovascular system, lungs, retroperitoneum, and skin...
May 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689585/rheumatologic-manifestations-of-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
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REVIEW
Patrice Cacoub, Cloé Comarmond, Anne Claire Desbois, David Saadoun
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is associated with a morbidity and mortality due to liver complications. HCV infection is also frequently associated with rheumatic disorders, such as arthralgia, myalgia, cryoglobulinemia vasculitis, and sicca syndrome, as well as the production of autoantibodies. The treatment of HCV infection with interferon alpha (IFN) has been contraindicated for a long time in many rheumatologic autoimmune/inflammatory disorders. New oral IFN-free combinations offer an opportunity for HCV-infected patients with extrahepatic manifestations, including rheumatologic autoimmune/inflammatory disorders, to be cured with a short treatment duration and a low risk of side effects...
August 2017: Clinics in Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679190/metastasis-of-renal-cell-carcinoma-to-the-thyroid-gland-9-years-after-nephrectomy-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#13
Zeki Bayraktar, Selami Albayrak
We report a case presenting with thyroid and lung metastases of renal cell carcinoma that was treated with molecular targeted therapy followed metastasectomy. A 52-year-old female underwent radical nephrectomy of right renal cell carcinoma in 2007. The patient presented 9 years after nephrectomy at the age of 61 years with sudden loss of vision on the left side and a mass on the neck. On magnetic resonance imagining, there was a mass on the midline of the neck, extending to the left, measuring 46 x 31 mm and containing central cystic-necrotic areas...
June 30, 2017: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675280/-is-there-hope-for-hepatitis-delta
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Stefano Guglielmi, Jean-Louis Frossard, Francesco Negro
Hepatitis D or delta is a chronic liver disease globally reaching 15‑20M people. Its agent, hepatitis D virus (HDV) requires the presence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) to complete its life cycle. It represents one of the most severe forms of viral hepatitis. Current therapy with pegylated interferon alpha leads to viral eradication only in 25 % of cases. New treatments targeting the virus life cycle are sought. For example Myrcludex-B, which inhibits the entry into hepatocytes, lonafarnib which prevents the assemblage of the viral particle and the molecule REP 2139 which, among other unclear mechanisms, impedes the exit of the virus...
August 31, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659049/interferon-alpha-gene-expression-and-serum-level-association-with-low-vitamin-d-levels-in-egyptian-female-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Sahar M Abdel Galil, Abeer M El-Shafey, Rehab S Abdul-Maksoud, Mohamed El-Boshy
Background Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are prone to develop vitamin D (25(OH) D3) deficiency, due to several factors and there is an association between lower vitamin D levels and higher SLE disease activity. The aim of this research was to assess the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in Egyptian female patients with SLE. Furthermore, we analyzed the potential relationship between this deficiency and SLE manifestations, disease activity, and its effect on interferon alpha (IFN-α) gene expression and serum level...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653093/-intravesical-bacillus-calmette-gu%C3%A3-rin-with-interferon-alpha-versus-intravesical-bacillus-calmette-gu%C3%A3-rin-for-treating-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-comment-on-a-recently-published-cochrane-review
#16
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642716/effects-of-acute-hypoxia-and-reoxygenation-on-physiological-and-immune-responses-and-redox-balance-of-wuchang-bream-megalobrama-amblycephala-yih-1955
#17
Nan Chen, Meng Wu, Guo-Pan Tang, Hui-Juan Wang, Chun-Xiao Huang, Xin-Jie Wu, Yan He, Bao Zhang, Cui-Hong Huang, Hong Liu, Wei-Min Wang, Huan-Ling Wang
To study Megalobrama amblycephala adaption to water hypoxia, the changes in physiological levels, innate immune responses, redox balance of M.amblycephala during hypoxia were investigated in the present study. When M. amblycephala were exposed to different dissolved oxygen (DO) including control (DO: 5.5 mg/L) and acute hypoxia (DO: 3.5 and 1.0 mg/L, respectively), hemoglobin (Hb), methemoglobin (MetHb), glucose, Na(+), succinatedehydrogenase (SDH), lactate, interferon alpha (IFNα), and lysozyme (LYZ), except hepatic glycogen and albumin gradually increased with the decrease of DO level...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638221/prevalence-of-ifnl3-rs4803217-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-and-clinical-course-of-chronic-hepatitis-c
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Bogna Świątek-Kościelna, Ewelina Kałużna, Ewa Strauss, Jerzy Nowak, Iwona Bereszyńska, Ewelina Gowin, Jacek Wysocki, Jolanta Rembowska, Dominika Barcińska, Iwona Mozer-Lisewska, Danuta Januszkiewicz-Lewandowska
AIM: To evaluate the association of IFNL3 (IL28B) SNP rs4803217 with severity of disease and treatment outcome in chronic hepatitis C (CHC). METHODS: The study enrolled 196 CHC Polish patients (82 women and 114 men in age 20-64) infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1. They were treatment naïve and qualified to pegylated interferon alpha (PEG-IFN-α) and ribavirin (RBV) therapy. The analyzed baseline parameters included: degree of inflammation, stage of fibrosis, viral load as well as alanine aminotransferase (ALT), asparagine aminotransferase (AST) and total bilirubin (TBIL)...
June 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624460/identification-of-kx2-391-as-an-inhibitor-of-hbv-transcription-by-a-recombinant-hbv-based-screening-assay
#19
Keisuke Harada, Hironori Nishitsuji, Saneyuki Ujino, Kunitada Shimotohno
Antiviral therapies for chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection that are currently applicable for clinical use are limited to nucleos(t)ide analogs targeting HBV polymerase activity and pegylated interferon alpha (PEG-IFN). Towards establishing an effective therapy for HBV related diseases, it is important to develop a new anti-HBV agent that suppresses and eradicates HBV. This study used recombinant HBV encoding NanoLuc to screen anti-HBV compounds from 1827 US Food and Drug Administration approved compounds and identified several compounds that suppressed HBV infection...
August 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624102/hepatitis-e-virus-a-potential-threat-for-patients-with-liver-disease-and-liver-transplantation
#20
REVIEW
Annemiek A van der Eijk, Suzan D Pas, Robert A de Man
Immunocompromised patients are at risk of acquiring acute hepatitis E virus infection (HEV), leading to chronicity. Chronic HEV infection is associated with persistent viraemia, raised transaminase activity, histological features associated with chronic hepatitis and evidence of rapid development of cirrhosis. Extrahepatic manifestations have been associated with HEV. Most frequently reported are neurological disorders with predominantly involvement of the peripheral nervous system. In patients using immunosuppressive drugs antibody production is often delayed and HEV RNA detection is superior to serology to detect infection...
April 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
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