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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642888/aquaporin-4-antibodies-in-patients-treated-with-natalizumab-for-suspected-ms
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Anna Gahlen, Anne-Kathrin Trampe, Steffen Haupeltshofer, Marius Ringelstein, Orhan Aktas, Achim Berthele, Brigitte Wildemann, Ralf Gold, Sven Jarius, Ingo Kleiter
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate (1) the frequency of aquaporin-4 antibody (AQP4-ab)-seropositive cases among patients treated with natalizumab (NAT) and previously diagnosed with MS (MS(NAT)) in a nationwide cohort, (2) the clinical course of NAT-treated AQP4-ab-seropositive neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) patients (NMO(NAT)), (3) AQP4-ab titers in NMO(NAT) and AQP4-ab-seropositive NMOSD treated with other immunotherapies (NMO(IT)), and (4) immune mechanisms influencing disease activity in NMO(NAT)...
July 2017: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642489/post-exposure-treatment-of-non-human-primates-lethally-infected-with-ebola-virus-with-ebotab-a-purified-ovine-igg-product
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Stuart D Dowall, Frédéric Jacquot, John Landon, Emma Rayner, Graham Hall, Caroline Carbonnelle, Hervé Raoul, Delphine Pannetier, Ian Cameron, Ruth Coxon, Ibrahim Al Abdulla, Roger Hewson, Miles W Carroll
Despite sporadic outbreaks of Ebola virus (EBOV) over the last 4 decades and the recent public health emergency in West Africa, there are still no approved vaccines or therapeutics for the treatment of acute EBOV disease (EVD). In response to the 2014 outbreak, an ovine immunoglobulin therapy was developed, termed EBOTAb. After promising results in the guinea pig model of EBOV infection, EBOTAb was tested in the cynomolgus macaque non-human primate model of lethal EBOV infection. To ensure stringent therapeutic testing conditions to replicate likely clinical usage, EBOTAb was first delivered 1, 2 or 3 days post-challenge with a lethal dose of EBOV...
June 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641639/-clinical-features-and-response-to-treatment-in-newly-diagnosed-multiple-myeloma-patients-with-deletion-17p
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Yan Liu, Xiao-Yan Ke, Jing Wang, Yan-Fang Wang, Fei Dong, Lei Tian, Wei Wan, Hong-Mei Jing
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical features and response to therapies in multiple myeloma (MM) patients with del (17p). METHODS: A total of 122 newly diagnosed MM patients hospitalized in the Department of Hematology of Peking University Third Hospital between October 2012 and September 2016 were analyzed retrospectively. The fluorescent in situ hybridization(FISH) and G-binding staining were used for detection of cytogenetic abnormalities. These MM patients with del (17p) were divided into non-bortezomib chemotherapy (VAD or CHOP) group and bortezomib chemotherapy (PAD or PCD) group...
June 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639141/survival-of-an-aids-patient-after-infection-with-acanthamoeba-sp-of-the-central-nervous-system
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Hana El Sahly, Michelle Udayamurthy, George Parkerson, Rodrigo Hasbun
CASE DESCRIPTION: A 38-year-old man presented with headaches and generalized weakness. He was found to have AIDS; a ring-enhancing central nervous system lesion was found on brain imaging and he had elevated serum Toxoplasma gondii IgG levels. A diagnosis of presumptive toxoplasma encephalitis was made and he received antiretrovirals and antitoxoplasma therapy for 4 years. Intermittent headaches and evidence of disease progression on neuroimaging warranted further evaluation and cerebrospinal fluid analysis revealed amebic forms on hematoxylin and eosin staining and positive polymerase chain reaction testing for Acanthamoeba spp...
June 21, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638585/clinicopathological-study-of-seronegative-celiac-disease-in-adults-in-pakistan-a-pilot-study
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Mohammad Hanif Farina, Rajesh Kumar Mandhwani, Nasir Hassan Luck, Zaigham Abbas, Muhammed Mubarak, S Mudassir Laeeq, Abbas Ali Tasneem
BACKGROUND Celiac disease (CD) is usually missed, if the serology is negative. We aimed to evaluate the clinicopathological characteristics of seronegative CD (SNCD) and its response to gluten-free diet (GFD) in adult patients. METHODS This observational study was carried out at the Department of Hepatogastroenterology, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, Karachi, Pakistan from 2009 to 2015. All consecutive adult patients (≥17 years) with features of marked villous atrophy (Marsh class≥III) on duodenal biopsy, negative tissue transglutaminase IgA and IgG antibodies (anti-tTg IgA and IgG) and human leukocyte antigen (HLA) DQ2 or DQ8 serotypes were studied...
April 2017: Middle East Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631301/prevention-of-lupus-nephritis-development-in-nzb-nzw-mice-by-selective-blockade-of-cd28
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Laetitia Laurent, Awena Lefur, Rozenn Le Bloas, Mélanie Néel, Caroline Mary, Anne Moreau, Nicolas Poirier, Bernard Vanhove, Fadi Fakhouri
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic systemic inflammatory disease. Autoantibodies (autoAbs) against double-stranded DNA (ds DNA), the hallmark of lupus, are produced and maintained by the interaction between auto-reactive B cells and CD4(+) T cells. This interplay is controlled by the CD28/CD80-86/CTLA-4 axis. Here we investigated whether selective blockade of CD28-CD80/86 co-stimulatory interactions abrogates lupus nephritis development in a murine model of SLE. To this aim, NZB/NZW F1 mice were treated for 3 months, either with an anti-CD28 Fab' fragment or a control Fab'-IgG...
June 20, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630868/serum-dried-samples-to-detect-dengue-antibodies-a-field-study
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Angelica Maldonado-Rodríguez, Othon Rojas-Montes, Guillermo Vazquez-Rosales, Adolfo Chavez-Negrete, Magdalena Rojas-Uribe, Araceli Posadas-Mondragon, Leopoldo Aguilar-Faisal, Ana Maria Cevallos, Beatriz Xoconostle-Cazares, Rosalia Lira
BACKGROUND: Dried blood and serum samples are useful resources for detecting antiviral antibodies. The conditions for elution of the sample need to be optimized for each disease. Dengue is a widespread disease in Mexico which requires continuous surveillance. In this study, we standardized and validated a protocol for the specific detection of dengue antibodies from dried serum spots (DSSs). METHODS: Paired serum and DSS samples from 66 suspected cases of dengue were collected in a clinic in Veracruz, Mexico...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630652/verification-of-b-lymphocyte-activating-factor-s-involvement-in-the-exacerbation-of-insulin-resistance-as-well-as-an-autoimmune-response-in-patients-with-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-and-patients-with-hcv-related-chronic-liver-disease
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Takashi Himoto, Koji Fujita, Takako Nomura, Joji Tani, Asahiro Morishita, Hirohito Yoneyama, Reiji Haba, Tsutomu Masaki
BACKGROUND: Ten to forty percent of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and HCV-related chronic liver disease (CLD-C) patients have antinuclear antibodies (ANAs). However, the relationship between autoimmune response and insulin resistance remains uncertain among those patients. The primary purpose of this study was to investigate whether or not ANA status was associated with the development of insulin resistance and obesity in NASH and CLD-C patients. METHODS: Degrees of hepatic fibrosis and steatosis were evaluated by the classification proposed by Brunt et al...
2017: Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629745/exposure-to-non-microbial-n-glycolylneuraminic-acid-protects-farmers-children-against-airway-inflammation-and-colitis
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Remo Frei, Ruth Ferstl, Caroline Roduit, Mario Ziegler Dipl-Ing, Elisa Schiavi, Weronika Barcik, Noelia Rodriguez-Perez, Oliver F Wirz, Marcin Wawrzyniak, Benoit Pugin, Dirk Nehrbass, Marek Jutel, Sylwia Smolinska, Patrycja Konieczna, Christian Bieli, Susanne Loeliger, Marco Waser, Göran Pershagen, Josef Riedler, Martin Depner, Bianca Schaub, Jon Genuneit, Harald Renz, Juha Pekkanen, Anne M Karvonen, Jean-Charles Dalphin, Marianne van Hage, Gert Doekes, Mübeccel Akdis, Charlotte Braun-Fahrländer, Cezmi A Akdis, Erika von Mutius, Liam O'Mahony, Roger P Lauener
BACKGROUND: Childhood exposure to a farm environment has been shown to protect against the development of inflammatory diseases such as allergy, asthma, and inflammatory bowel disease. OBJECTIVE: We sought to investigate whether besides exposure to microbes also exposure to structures of non-microbial origin such as the sialic acid N-Glycolylneuraminic acid (Neu5Gc) may play a significant role. METHODS: Exposure to Neu5Gc was evaluated by quantifying anti-Neu5Gc antibody levels in the sera of children enrolled in two farm studies: the PARSIFAL study (n=299) and the PASTURE birth cohort (cord blood (n=836), 1 year (n=734), 4...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628107/identification-of-sequence-variants-influencing-immunoglobulin-levels
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Stefan Jonsson, Gardar Sveinbjornsson, Aitzkoa Lopez de Lapuente Portilla, Bhairavi Swaminathan, Rosina Plomp, Gillian Dekkers, Ram Ajore, Mina Ali, Arthur E H Bentlage, Evelina Elmér, Gudmundur I Eyjolfsson, Sigurjon A Gudjonsson, Urban Gullberg, Arnaldur Gylfason, Bjarni V Halldorsson, Markus Hansson, Hilma Holm, Åsa Johansson, Ellinor Johnsson, Aslaug Jonasdottir, Bjorn R Ludviksson, Asmundur Oddsson, Isleifur Olafsson, Sigurgeir Olafsson, Olof Sigurdardottir, Asgeir Sigurdsson, Lilja Stefansdottir, Gisli Masson, Patrick Sulem, Manfred Wuhrer, Anna-Karin Wihlborg, Gudmar Thorleifsson, Daniel F Gudbjartsson, Unnur Thorsteinsdottir, Gestur Vidarsson, Ingileif Jonsdottir, Björn Nilsson, Kari Stefansson
Immunoglobulins are the effector molecules of the adaptive humoral immune system. In a genome-wide association study of 19,219 individuals, we found 38 new variants and replicated 5 known variants associating with IgA, IgG or IgM levels or with composite immunoglobulin traits, accounted for by 32 loci. Variants at these loci also affect the risk of autoimmune diseases and blood malignancies and influence blood cell development. Notable associations include a rare variant at RUNX3 decreasing IgA levels by shifting isoform proportions (rs188468174[C>T]: P = 8...
June 19, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622533/intrathecal-igm-index-correlates-with-a-severe-disease-course-in-multiple-sclerosis-clinical-and-mri-results
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Serkan Ozakbas, Bilge Piri Cinar, Pinar Özcelik, Hatice Baser, Gorkem Kosehasanoğullari
OBJECTIVES: Intrathecally synthesized IgM can be seen not only in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in infectious and inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system, but also in that of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). Intrathecal IgM synthesis in MS seems to be correlated with an unfavorable disease course. In one cross-sectional study, intrathecal synthesis of IgM (IgM index) was found to be correlated with cranial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) parameters. The purpose of this study was to determine the possible relationship between the IgM index and MRI and clinical parameters...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620416/antiphospholipid-syndrome-multiple-manifestations-in-a-single-patient-a-high-suspicion-is-still-needed
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Uroosa Ibrahim, Shiksha Kedia, Gwenalyn Garcia, Jean Paul Atallah
Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune disorder with clinical and laboratory features of vascular thrombosis, pregnancy loss, and persistent antiphospholipid antibodies (aPLs). The pathophysiology is thought to involve the activation of endothelial cells, monocytes, platelets, and complement by aPLs. Disease can range from asymptomatic to rapidly fatal catastrophic APS. We present a case of a 34-year-old male referred for pancytopenia and splenomegaly. On examination, he had decreased sensation and 4/5 power in the left upper extremity...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619428/neuromyelitis-optica-presenting-with-horner-syndrome-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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İrem Fatma Uludağ, Alp Sarıteke, Levent Öcek, Yaşar Zorlu, Ufuk Şener, Figen Tokuçoğlu, Burhanettin Uludağ
Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is a demyelinating disease of the central nervous system that predominantly affects the spinal cord and optic nerves. We describe a 19 years old woman with left Horner syndrome (HS), who was diagnosed as NMO with characteristic longitudinally extensive myelitis and positive serum aquaporin-4 immunoglobulin G antibodies (AQP4-IgG). Our report describes one of the very rare ocular motor symptoms in NMO patients.
May 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617827/nog-hil-4-tg-a-new-humanized-mouse-model-for-producing-tumor-antigen-specific-igg-antibody-by-peptide-vaccination
#14
Yoshie Kametani, Ikumi Katano, Asuka Miyamoto, Yusuke Kikuchi, Ryoji Ito, Yukari Muguruma, Banri Tsuda, Sonoko Habu, Yutaka Tokuda, Kiyoshi Ando, Mamoru Ito
Immunodeficient mice transplanted with human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) are promising tools to evaluate human immune responses to vaccines. However, these mice usually develop severe graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), which makes estimation of antigen-specific IgG production after antigen immunization difficult. To evaluate antigen-specific IgG responses in PBMC-transplanted immunodeficient mice, we developed a novel NOD/Shi-scid-IL2rγnull (NOG) mouse strain that systemically expresses the human IL-4 gene (NOG-hIL-4-Tg)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617803/dengue-seroprevalence-and-force-of-primary-infection-in-a-representative-population-of-urban-dwelling-indonesian-children
#15
Ari Prayitno, Anne-Frieda Taurel, Joshua Nealon, Hindra Irawan Satari, Mulya Rahma Karyanti, Rini Sekartini, Soedjatmiko Soedjatmiko, Hartono Gunardi, Bernie Endyarni Medise, R Tedjo Sasmono, James Mark Simmerman, Alain Bouckenooghe, Sri Rezeki Hadinegoro
BACKGROUND: Indonesia reports the second highest dengue disease burden in the world; these data are from passive surveillance reports and are likely to be significant underestimates. Age-stratified seroprevalence data are relatively unbiased indicators of past exposure and allow understanding of transmission dynamics. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: To better understand dengue infection history and associated risk factors in Indonesia, a representative population-based cross-sectional dengue seroprevalence study was conducted in 1-18-year-old urban children...
June 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614220/rituximab-was-used-to-treat-recurrent-igg4-related-hypophysitis-with-ophthalmopathy-as-the-initial-presentation-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#16
Wei-Jun Gu, Qian Zhang, Jian Zhu, Jie Li, Shi-Hui Wei, Yi-Ming Mu
RATIONALE: Immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-related hypophysitis is a type of IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD), which is characterized by plasma cells infiltration in the pituitary causing functional changes and (or) space-occupying effect in the pituitary. IgG4-related hypophysitis is sensitive to hormone therapy in most patients, but recurrence is very likely. PATIENT CONCERNS: Here, we report a 57-year-old male patient with bilateral eye redness as the initial presentation...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611864/entamoeba-histolytica-infection-in-female-sex-workers-a-matched-case-control-study-in-durango-mexico
#17
Cosme Alvarado-Esquivel, Luis Francisco Sanchez-Anguiano, Jesus Hernandez-Tinoco, Sergio Estrada-Martinez, Alma Rosa Perez-Alamos, Agar Ramos-Nevarez, Sandra Margarita Cerrillo-Soto, Carlos Alberto Guido-Arreola
BACKGROUND: Infection with Entamoeba histolytica (E. histolytica) can be potentially transmitted by sexual contact. The seroepidemiology of E. histolytica in female sex workers has not been studied. The aim of the study was to determine whether E. histolytica is associated with the occupation of female sex work. In addition, the correlates of E. histolytica seroprevalence in female sex workers were also investigated. METHODS: We performed an age- and gender-matched case-control study of 187 female sex workers and 374 women without sex work...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608631/a-descriptive-single-centre-experience-of-the-management-and-outcome-of-maternal-alloantibodies-in-pregnancy
#18
V Chatziantoniou, N Heeney, T Maggs, C Rozette, C Fountain, T Watts, C Harrison, D Pasupathy, S Sankaran, P Kyle, S Robinson
BACKGROUND: Haemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN) occurs when maternal IgG alloantibodies to fetal red blood cell antigens cross the placenta, causing haemolysis in the fetus and/or neonate. After delivery, the main concern is hyperbilirubinaemia, which can cause neurological damage. OBJECTIVES: To summarise our current management and outcome data to inform health-care professionals counselling women whose pregnancies are at risk of HDFN and to compare these data with relevant studies...
June 13, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602894/remnant-epitope-autoimmunity-in-human-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-a-pilot-study-with-elastin-peptides
#19
Jelle Verhoeven, Alix Lambrecht, Peter Verbrugghe, Paul Herijgers, Inge Fourneau
INTRODUCTION: Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a prevalent disease affecting around 5% of the population over 65 years of age. The exact etiology and physiopathology of AAA still raises questions and elective surgery is currently the only treatment option for this often progressive disease. In this study we hypothesized and tested a pathophysiological model that depicts AAA as an inflammation triggered autoimmune disease with remnant vessel wall peptide fragments as the antigen. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A pilot study with male AAA patients (n=14) and male controls (n=8) was conducted...
June 7, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599678/the-prevalence-of-dengue-virus-serotypes-in-asymptomatic-blood-donors-reveals-the-emergence-of-serotype-4-in-saudi-arabia
#20
Ahmed Mohamed Ashshi
BACKGROUND: Transmission of dengue virus (DENV) through blood transfusion has been documented and hence screening for DENV during blood donation has been recently recommended by the American Association of Blood Banks and Centres of Disease Control and Prevention. DENV is endemic in the Western province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and serotypes 1, 2 and 3, but not 4, have been detected. However, little is known regarding the rates of DENV during blood donation in the kingdom...
June 9, 2017: Virology Journal
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