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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351998/detection-of-experimental-and-clinical-immune-complexes-by-measuring-ship-1-recruitment-to-the-inhibitory-fc%C3%AE-riib
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Richard J Stopforth, Robert J Oldham, Alison L Tutt, Patrick Duriez, H T Claude Chan, Brock F Binkowski, Chad Zimprich, Dun Li, Philip G Hargreaves, Mei Cong, Venkat Reddy, Maria J Leandro, Geraldine Cambridge, Anja Lux, Falk Nimmerjahn, Mark S Cragg
Fc γ receptors (FcγR) are involved in multiple aspects of immune cell regulation, are central to the success of mAb therapeutics, and underpin the pathology of several autoimmune diseases. However, reliable assays capable of accurately measuring FcγR interactions with their physiological ligands, IgG immune complexes (IC), are limited. A method to study and detect IC interactions with FcγRs was therefore developed. This method, designed to model the signaling pathway of the inhibitory FcγRIIB (CD32B), used NanoLuc Binary Interaction Technology to measure recruitment of the Src homology 2 domain-containing inositol phosphatase 1 to the ITIM of this receptor...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351777/are-minor-alleles-more-likely-to-be-risk-alleles
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Takashi Kido, Weronika Sikora-Wohlfeld, Minae Kawashima, Shinichi Kikuchi, Naoyuki Kamatani, Anil Patwardhan, Richard Chen, Marina Sirota, Keiichi Kodama, Dexter Hadley, Atul J Butte
BACKGROUND: Genome-wide association studies (GWASs) have revealed relationships between over 57,000 genetic variants and diseases. However, unlike Mendelian diseases, complex diseases arise from the interplay of multiple genetic and environmental factors. Natural selection has led to a high tendency of risk alleles to be enriched in minor alleles in Mendelian diseases. Therefore, an allele that was previously advantageous or neutral may later become harmful, making it a risk allele. METHODS: Using data in the NHGRI-EBI Catalog and the VARIMED database, we investigated whether (1) GWASs more easily detect risk alleles and (2) facilitate evolutionary insights by comparing risk allele frequencies of different diseases...
January 19, 2018: BMC Medical Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350776/the-existential-experience-of-everyday-life-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Janni Lisander Larsen, Elisabeth O C Hall, Søren Jacobsen, Regner Birkelund
AIM: To explore, from the perspective of women the nature of basic existential conditions while living with systemic lupus erythematosus. BACKGROUND: Systemic lupus erythematosus has an unpredictable disease course and is documented to cause an existential rearrangement of life. The significance of changes in existential conditions and related experiences are unclear in the context of nursing and women with systemic lupus erythematosus. DESIGN: A qualitative design guided by Van Manen's hermeneutic phenomenological methodology...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349620/fatal-talaromyces-marneffei-infection-in-a-patient-with-autoimmune-hepatitis
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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/29349515/matrix-metalloproteinase-2-and-9-activity-levels-increase-in-cutaneous-lupus-erythematosus-lesions-and-correlate-with-disease-severity
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Goksen Ertugrul, Didem Keles, Gulgun Oktay, Sebnem Aktan
Lupus erythematosus is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by remissions and exacerbations. Accumulated evidence indicated that matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are upregulated in inflammatory cells of cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE); however, the activity levels of these proteases have remained uncharacterized. To elucidate the significance of MMP-2, MMP-9, and TIMP-1 in CLE pathogenesis, gelatin zymography was used to investigate pro and active levels of MMP-2 and MMP-9 in lesional and perilesional skin biopsies obtained from twenty-two CLE patients...
January 18, 2018: Archives of Dermatological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348390/current-and-emerging-therapy-on-lupus-nephritis
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Lucky Aziza Bawazier
Lupus nephritis (LN) is involvement of the kidney in patient with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and one of the most common target organ in SLE. The diagnosis of LN will significantly impact the clinical outcome and therapy of the patient. Therapy regiment of LN is divided into two stages, induction and maintenance treatment. The main objective of the induction therapy is to achieve complete or partial remission as soon as possible since it is correlated with better prognosis and fewer relapse incidence...
October 2017: Acta Medica Indonesiana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343558/postcranial-diversity-and-recent-ecomorphic-impoverishment-of-north-american-gray-wolves
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Susumu Tomiya, Julie A Meachen
Recent advances in genomics and palaeontology have begun to unravel the complex evolutionary history of the gray wolf, Canis lupus Still, much of their phenotypic variation across time and space remains to be documented. We examined the limb morphology of the fossil and modern North American gray wolves from the late Quaternary (<ca 70 ka) to better understand their postcranial diversity through time. We found that the late-Pleistocene gray wolves were characterized by short-leggedness on both sides of the Cordilleran-Laurentide ice sheets, and that this trait survived well into the Holocene despite the collapse of Pleistocene megafauna and disappearance of the 'Beringian wolf' from Alaska...
January 2018: Biology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343511/response-to-remission-or-low-disease-activity-as-a-target-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-by-ugarte-gil-et-al
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Margherita Zen, Andrea Doria
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 17, 2018: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343314/cell-free-dna-the-role-in-pathophysiology-and-as-a-biomarker-in-kidney-diseases
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Peter Celec, Barbora Vlková, Lucia Lauková, Janka Bábíčková, Peter Boor
Cell-free DNA (cfDNA) is present in various body fluids and originates mostly from blood cells. In specific conditions, circulating cfDNA might be derived from tumours, donor organs after transplantation or from the foetus during pregnancy. The analysis of cfDNA is mainly used for genetic analyses of the source tissue -tumour, foetus or for the early detection of graft rejection. It might serve also as a nonspecific biomarker of tissue damage in critical care medicine. In kidney diseases, cfDNA increases during haemodialysis and indicates cell damage...
January 18, 2018: Expert Reviews in Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343274/coexistent-sickle-cell-anemia-and-autoimmune-disease-in-eight-children-pitfalls-and-challenges
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Valerie Li-Thiao-Te, Florence Uettwiller, Pierre Quartier, Florence Lacaille, Brigitte Bader-Meunier, Valentine Brousse, Mariane de Montalembert
BACKGROUND: Patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) present a defective activation of the alternate complement pathway that increases the risk of infection and is thought to predispose to autoimmune disease (AID). However, coexisting AID and SCD is rarely reported, suggesting possible underdiagnosis due to an overlapping of the symptoms. STUDY DESIGN: Among 603 patients with SCD followed between 1999 and June 2016, we retrospectively searched for patients with coexisting SCD and AID...
January 17, 2018: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342508/features-treatment-and-outcomes-of-macrophage-activation-syndrome-in-childhood-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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R Ezequiel Borgia, Maya Gerstein, Deborah M Levy, Earl D Silverman, Linda T Hiraki
OBJECTIVE: To describe the features and treatment of macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) in a childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (cSLE) single centre cohort, and compare the cSLE manifestations and outcomes between those with and without MAS. METHODS: We included all cSLE patients followed at SickKids Hospital from 2002-12, and identified those also diagnosed with MAS. Demographic, clinical and laboratory features of MAS and SLE, medication use, hospital and PICU admissions as well as damage indices and mortality were extracted from the Lupus database...
January 17, 2018: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342475/sexual-dysfunction-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients
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Antonio Claudio Godoy Junior, Henrique Gaertner, Thelma Skare, Renato Nisihara
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341591/the-development-of-benzimidazole-based-clickable-probes-for-the-efficient-labeling-of-cellular-protein-arginine-deiminases-pads
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Venkatesh J Nemmara, Venkataraman Subramanian, Aaron Muth, Santanu Mondal, Ari J Salinger, Aaron J Maurais, Ronak Tilvawala, Eranthie Weerapana, Paul R Thompson
Citrullination is the post-translational hydrolysis of peptidyl-arginines to form peptidyl-citrulline, a reaction that is catalyzed by the protein arginine deiminases (PADs), a family of calcium-regulated enzymes. Aberrantly increased protein citrullination is associated with a slew of autoimmune diseases (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis (RA), multiple sclerosis, lupus, and ulcerative colitis) and certain cancers. Given the clear link between increased PAD activity and human disease, the PADs are therapeutically relevant targets...
January 17, 2018: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341216/primary-scarring-alopecia-a-retrospective-study-of-89-patients-in-taiwan
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Hsing-Jou Su, An-Yu Cheng, Cheng-Han Liu, Chia-Bau Chu, Chaw-Ning Lee, Chao-Kai Hsu, Julia Yu-Yun Lee, Chao-Chun Yang
Primary scarring alopecia (PSA) is caused by irreversible damage to the hair epithelial stem cells that reside in hair follicles. There is limited published work regarding PSA amongst the Asian population. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical features and to characterize the subtypes of PSA in southern Taiwan. In this retrospective case series, we reviewed 89 patients with pathology-confirmed PSA. The data was collected from National Cheng Kung University Hospital between 1988 through 2016. The clinical and histological data were reviewed, and the patients were characterized into different subtypes of PSA based on the clinical features and histological findings...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341198/aicardi-gouti%C3%A3-res-syndrome-cold-induced-acral-blemish-is-not-always-cryoglobulinaemic-vasculitis-or-chilblain-lupus
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S Singh, N Taneja, P Bala, K K Verma, L S J Devarajan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 17, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341177/prevalence-of-antinuclear-and-anti-erythrocyte-antibodies-in-healthy-cats
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Anthony C G Abrams-Ogg, Sophia Lim, Helen Kocmarek, Kim Ho, Shauna L Blois, Patricia E Shewen, R Darren Wood, Dorothee Bienzle
BACKGROUND: Positive antinuclear antibody and direct antiglobulin tests support diagnoses such as systemic lupus erythematosus and immune-mediated anemia, respectively. Positive tests may occur in cats, but the prevalence of positive results in healthy cats is not well known. OBJECTIVE: The study's purpose was to determine prevalences of positive antinuclear antibody and direct antiglobulin tests in healthy cats. METHODS: Antinuclear antibody titers were measured by indirect immunofluorescence, and anti-erythrocyte antibodies were measured by the microtitration direct antiglobulin test at 37, 23, and 4°C in 61 client-owned and 28 facility-owned cats...
January 17, 2018: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338588/epstein-barr-virus-infection-and-type-i-interferon-signature-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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L Han, Y Zhang, Q Wang, M Xin, K Yang, K Lei, M Sun
Epstein-Barr (EB) virus infection has long been speculated to evoke systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Since a virus infection can induce interferon (IFN) system activation, we aimed to discover the relationship between the two in the progression of SLE in a Chinese inpatient cohort. Methods Peripheral blood mononuclear cells and sera were isolated from 116 SLE patients and 76 healthy controls. Antibodies against EBV-VCA (IgM and IgG) and EBNA (IgG) along with IFNα in patient sera were detected with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays...
January 1, 2018: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338586/association-of-cxcl13-serum-level-and-ultrasonographic-findings-of-joints-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-jaccoud-s-arthropathy
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D Sá Ribeiro, C F Lins, V Galvão, W G Dourado Santos, G Rosa, V Machicado, A L Pedreira, E P da Fonseca, A P Mota Duque Souza, C Baleeiro, L G Ferreira, I Silva de Oliveira, J P Cotrim Gama da Silva, A M Atta, M B Santiago
Objectives The objective of this paper is to perform an ultrasonography (US) analysis of hands and wrists in two groups of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), with and without Jaccoud's arthropathy, matched by age and disease duration and to correlate them with levels of CXCL13 clinical features, laboratory tests and disease activity score. Methods Sixty-four patients with SLE were enrolled, 32 with and 32 without Jaccoud's arthropathy. Each patient underwent physical examination, laboratory tests (including CXCL13 by ELISA) and bilateral US...
January 1, 2018: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337141/alterations-of-oxygen-consumption-and-extracellular-acidification-rates-by-glutamine-in-pbmcs-of-sle-patients
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Hui-Ting Lee, Chen-Sung Lin, Siao-Cian Pan, Tsai-Hung Wu, Chyou-Shen Lee, Deh-Ming Chang, Chang-Youh Tsai, Yau-Huei Wei
We evaluated plasma glutamine levels and basal mitochondrial oxygen consumption rate (mOCRB) and basal extracellular acidification rate (ECARB) of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of systemic lupus erythematous (SLE) patients and healthy controls (HCs). Lower plasma glutamine levels correlated with higher SLE disease activity indexes (p=0.025). Incubated in DMEM containing 100mg/dL glucose, SLE-PBMCs displayed lower mOCRB (p=0.018) but similar ECARB (p=0.467) to those of HC-PBMCs, and their mOCRB got elevated (p<0...
January 11, 2018: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336179/belimumab-and-antipneumococcal-vaccination-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Tudor Azoicai, Sabina Antoniu, Irina Draga Caruntu, Doina Azoicai, Ileana Antohe, Cristina Gavrilovici
In systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), flares can be caused by infections. In particular, Streptococcus pneumoniae infection can be severe or even potentially lethal in absence of previous immunization or in case of "aggressive" systemic antibiotic therapy. Immunization efficacy, however, can be reduced in such patients with the use of the various immunosuppressive therapeutic regimens. In particular, the use of novel monoclonal antibodies against B lymphocytes raises concerns over the potential interference with antipneumococcal vaccination...
January 16, 2018: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
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