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Z X Yu, L Q Zhong, H M Song, C Y Wang, W Wang, J Li, M S Ma
Objective: To summarize the clinical characteristics and treatment efficacy of the first reported case of a Chinese boy with stimulator of interferon genes (STING) associated vasculopathy with onset in infancy (SAVI). Methods: Sanger sequencing of the gene TMEM173 was performed based on systemic evaluation and clinical analysis of a highly suspected SAVI child admitted to Peking Union Medical College Hospital. A literature search (search terms included 'STING''SAVI''autoinflammatory diseases' and 'interferonopathy') was conducted using Chinese literature database, EMBASE and PubMed to include recently published SAVI studies (searched from January 2010 to December 2017)...
March 2, 2018: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
Alecia Seliga, Michael Hweemoon Lee, Nicole C Fernandes, Viviana Zuluaga-Ramirez, Marta Didukh, Yuri Persidsky, Raghava Potula, Stefania Gallucci, Uma Sriram
The Kallikrein-Kinin System (KKS), comprised of kallikreins (klks), bradykinins (BKs) angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE), and many other molecules, regulates a number of physiological processes, including inflammation, coagulation, angiogenesis, and control of blood pressure. In this report, we show that KKS regulates Type I IFN responses, thought to be important in lupus pathogenesis. We used CpG (TLR9 ligand), R848 (TLR7 ligand), or recombinant IFN-α to induce interferon-stimulated genes (ISGs) and proteins, and observed that this response was markedly diminished by BKs, klk1 (tissue kallikrein), or captopril (an ACE inhibitor)...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
Matthias Griese
Children's interstitial lung diseases (chILD) are increasingly recognised and contain many lung developmental and genetic disorders not yet identified in adult pneumology. Worldwide, several registers have been established. The Australasian Registry Network for Orphan Lung Disease (ARNOLD) has identified problems in estimating rare disease prevalence; focusing on chILD in immunocompetent patients, a period prevalence of 1.5 cases per million children and a mortality rate of 7% were determined. The chILD-EU register highlighted the workload to be covered per patient included and provided protocols for diagnosis and initial treatment, similar to the United States chILD network...
March 31, 2018: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
Natasha Qaisar, Agata Jurczyk, Jennifer P Wang
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Understanding the relationship between viral infections and the development of type 1 diabetes (T1D) is essential for T1D prevention. Virus-induced innate immune responses, specifically type I interferon (IFN-I) and the IFN gene signature, orchestrate early events of β-cell dysfunction preceding islet autoimmunity. We summarize recent advances in how IFN-I and the IFN gene signature can drive T1D development. RECENT FINDINGS: IFN-I, particularly IFN-α, and the IFN gene signature have been detected in islets and peripheral blood of T1D patients...
January 24, 2018: Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Obesity
Kei-Ichiro Arimoto, Sayuri Miyauchi, Samuel A Stoner, Jun-Bao Fan, Dong-Er Zhang
Type I IFNs (α, β, and others) are a family of cytokines that are produced in physiological conditions as well as in response to the activation of pattern recognition receptors. They are critically important in controlling the host innate and adaptive immune response to viral and some bacterial infections, cancer, and other inflammatory stimuli. However, dysregulation of type I IFN production or response can contribute to immune pathologies termed "interferonopathies", pointing to the importance of balanced activating signals with tightly regulated mechanisms of tuning this signaling...
January 22, 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
Changhoon Oh, Jeongmin Ryoo, Kiwon Park, Baek Kim, Michele B Daly, DongYeon Cho, Kwangseog Ahn
The autoimmune disorder Aicardi-Goutières syndrome (AGS) is characterized by a constitutive type I interferon response. SAMHD1 possesses both dNTPase and RNase activities and mutations in SAMHD1 cause AGS; however, how SAMHD1-deficiency causes the type I interferon response in patients with AGS remains unknown. Here, we show that endogenous RNA substrates accumulated in the absence of SAMHD1 act as a major immunogenic source for the type I interferon response. Reconstitution of SAMHD1-negative human cells with wild-type but not RNase-defective SAMHD1 abolishes spontaneous type I interferon induction...
January 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
Eva B Forman, Mary D King, Nicholas M Allen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Lancet Infectious Diseases
Mathieu P Rodero, Alessandra Tesser, Eva Bartok, Gillian I Rice, Erika Della Mina, Marine Depp, Benoit Beitz, Vincent Bondet, Nicolas Cagnard, Darragh Duffy, Michael Dussiot, Marie-Louise Frémond, Marco Gattorno, Flavia Guillem, Naoki Kitabayashi, Fabrice Porcheray, Frederic Rieux-Laucat, Luis Seabra, Carolina Uggenti, Stefano Volpi, Leo A H Zeef, Marie-Alexandra Alyanakian, Jacques Beltrand, Anna Monica Bianco, Nathalie Boddaert, Chantal Brouzes, Sophie Candon, Roberta Caorsi, Marina Charbit, Monique Fabre, Flavio Faletra, Muriel Girard, Annie Harroche, Evelyn Hartmann, Dominique Lasne, Annalisa Marcuzzi, Bénédicte Neven, Patrick Nitschke, Tiffany Pascreau, Serena Pastore, Capucine Picard, Paolo Picco, Elisa Piscianz, Michel Polak, Pierre Quartier, Marion Rabant, Gabriele Stocco, Andrea Taddio, Florence Uettwiller, Erica Valencic, Diego Vozzi, Gunther Hartmann, Winfried Barchet, Olivier Hermine, Brigitte Bader-Meunier, Alberto Tommasini, Yanick J Crow
Microbial nucleic acid recognition serves as the major stimulus to an antiviral response, implying a requirement to limit the misrepresentation of self nucleic acids as non-self and the induction of autoinflammation. By systematic screening using a panel of interferon-stimulated genes we identify two siblings and a singleton variably demonstrating severe neonatal anemia, membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, liver fibrosis, deforming arthropathy and increased anti-DNA antibodies. In both families we identify biallelic mutations in DNASE2, associated with a loss of DNase II endonuclease activity...
December 19, 2017: Nature Communications
Hanna Kim, Kristina M Brooks, Cheng Cai Tang, Paul Wakim, Mary Blake, Stephen R Brooks, Gina A Montealegre Sanchez, Adriana A de Jesus, Yan Huang, Wanxia Li Tsai, Massimo Gadina, Apurva Prakash, Jonathan Marcus Janes, Xin Zhang, William L Macias, Parag Kumar, Raphaela Goldbach-Mansky
Population pharmacokinetic (popPK) modeling was used to characterize the PK profile of the oral Janus kinase (JAK)1/JAK2 inhibitor, baricitinib, in 18 patients with Mendelian interferonopathies who are enrolled in a compassionate use program. Patients received doses between 0.1 to 17 mg per day. Covariates of weight and renal function significantly influenced volume-of-distribution and clearance, respectively. The half-life of baricitinib in patients less than 40 kg was substantially shorter than in adult populations, requiring the need for dosing up to 4 times daily...
November 14, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Yuji Sugawara, Kohsuke Imai, Ayako Kashimada, Kengo Moriyama, Shimpei Baba, Ryuta Nishikomori, Mizuho Motegi, Yasuo Takeuchi, Tomohiro Morio
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 11, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Stefanie Kretschmer, Min Ae Lee-Kirsch
The monogenic type I interferonopathies comprise a heterogenous group of disorders of the innate immune system associated with constitutive activation of antiviral type I interferon (IFN). Despite a remarkable phenotypic diversity, type I interferonopathies are commonly characterized by autoinflammation and varying degrees of autoimmunity or immunodeficiency. The elucidation of the underlying genetic causes has revealed novel cell-intrinsic mechanisms that protect the organism against inappropriate immune recognition of self nucleic acids by cytosolic sensors such as cGAS or MDA5 through metabolizing or processing of intracellular DNA or RNA...
December 2017: Current Opinion in Immunology
Sulaiman M Al-Mayouf, Alhanouf AlSaleem, Nora AlMutairi, Abdullah AlSonbul, Tariq Alzaid, Anas M Alazami, Hamoud Al-Mousa
OBJECTIVE: To report the clinical and genetic features of the first cases of chronic atypical neutrophilic dermatosis with lipodystrophy and elevated temperature (CANDLE) syndrome in an Arab population and to compare them with patients of C1q deficient systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective case series of patients with CANDLE syndrome and C1q deficient SLE seen at a single tertiary hospital. Medical records were reviewed for demographic data, clinical and laboratory features, histopathology and imaging findings, and response to therapeutic intervention...
November 8, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
Kelly D Sullivan, Donald Evans, Ahwan Pandey, Thomas H Hraha, Keith P Smith, Neil Markham, Angela L Rachubinski, Kristine Wolter-Warmerdam, Francis Hickey, Joaquin M Espinosa, Thomas Blumenthal
Trisomy 21 (T21) causes Down syndrome (DS), but the mechanisms by which T21 produces the different disease spectrum observed in people with DS are unknown. We recently identified an activated interferon response associated with T21 in human cells of different origins, consistent with overexpression of the four interferon receptors encoded on chromosome 21, and proposed that DS could be understood partially as an interferonopathy. However, the impact of T21 on systemic signaling cascades in living individuals with DS is undefined...
November 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
Avinash Jain, Durga Prasanna Misra, Aman Sharma, Anupam Wakhlu, Vikas Agarwal, Vir Singh Negi
Monogenic autoinflammatory syndromes are a rare group of disorders characterized by periodic episodes of systemic inflammation of endogenous origin. Sometimes, these diseases may present with features akin to vasculitis. We conducted a literature review on such vasculitic manifestations in described monogenic autoinflammatory syndromes utilizing the Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM), Medline, and Scopus databases. Our search identified that Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) can manifest with features of either small, medium, large, or variable-vessel vasculitis...
October 14, 2017: Rheumatology International
Brigitte Bader-Meunier, Erika Van Nieuwenhove, Sylvain Breton, Carine Wouters
Until recently the most common autoinflammatory diseases (AIDs) associated with bone disease in childhood included a few genetically complex (chronic non-bacterial osteomyelitis, synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis and osteitis syndrome) and monogenic (Majeed syndrome, deficiency of IL-1 receptor antagonist, cherubism) AIDs. However, the spectrum of monogenic AIDs associated with bone manifestations has markedly expanded to include both recently identified diseases such as the type I interferonopathies and also newly recognized bone dysplasias in already established AIDs...
August 22, 2017: Rheumatology
Menelaos N Manoussakis, Clio P Mavragani, Adrianos Nezos, Evangelia Zampeli, Anastassios Germenis, Haralampos M Moutsopoulos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1, 2017: Rheumatology
Angela Gallo, Dragana Vukic, David Michalík, Mary A O'Connell, Liam P Keegan
We review the structures and functions of ADARs and their involvements in human diseases. ADAR1 is widely expressed, particularly in the myeloid component of the blood system, and plays a prominent role in promiscuous editing of long dsRNA. Missense mutations that change ADAR1 residues and reduce RNA editing activity cause Aicardi-Goutières Syndrome, a childhood encephalitis and interferonopathy that mimics viral infection and resembles an extreme form of Systemic Lupus Erythmatosus (SLE). In Adar1 mouse mutant models aberrant interferon expression is prevented by eliminating interferon activation signaling from cytoplasmic dsRNA sensors, indicating that unedited cytoplasmic dsRNA drives the immune induction...
September 2017: Human Genetics
Elisa Piscianz, Eva Cuzzoni, Rajan Sharma, Alessandra Tesser, Pooja Sapra, Alberto Tommasini
The story of antimalarials as antinflammatory drugs dates back several centuries. Chinin, the extract of the Cinchona bark, has been exploited since the 18th century for its antimalarial and antifebrile properties. Later, during the Second World War, the broad use of antimalarials allowed arguing their antirheumatic effect on soldiers. Since then, these drugs have been broadly used to treat Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, but, only recently, have the molecular mechanisms of action been partly clarified. Inhibitory action on vacuole function and trafficking has been considered for decades the main mechanism of the action of antimalarials, affecting the activation of phagocytes and dendritic cells...
September 11, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
Christoph Fiehn
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Familial chilblain lupus belongs to the group of type I interferonopathies and is characterized by typical skin manifestations and acral ischaemia. This review aims to give an overview of clinical signs and the pathophysiological mechanisms. RECENT FINDINGS: There are several mutations that can lead to this autosomal dominant disease. Most frequent is a mutation of the gene for TREX-1. However, as well cases of families with mutations in the SAMHD1 gene and, recently, with one for the gene that codes for the protein stimulator of interferon genes have been described...
August 26, 2017: Current Rheumatology Reports
Gayoung Park, Sun Yeou Kim, Yoon-Jae Song
Dysregulated activation of the cyclic GMP-AMP synthase-stimulator of interferon genes (cGAS-STING) pathway by self-DNA contributes to interferonopathy and promotes autoimmune diseases. To identify potential suppressors of STING-induced type I interferon (IFN) induction, ethanol extracts of medicinal plants were screened for inhibitory activity against IFN-ß promoter activation. Notably, 70% ethanol extract of Cephalotaxus koreana specifically down-regulated STING-induced, but not TBK1- or IRF3-induced, IFN-ß promoter activity...
2017: PloS One
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