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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811201/the-unmet-need-in-rheumatology-reports-from-the-targeted-therapies-meeting-2017
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Kevin L Winthrop, Vibeke Strand, Désirée van der Heijde, Philip Mease, Mary Crow, Michael Weinblatt, Joan Bathon, Gerd R Burmester, Maxime Dougados, Johnathan Kay, Xavier Mariette, Ronald Van Vollenhoven, Joachim Sieper, Fritz Melchers, Ferdinand C Breedfeld, Joachim Kalden, Josef S Smolen, Daniel E Furst
The 19th annual international Targeted Therapies meeting brought together over 100 leading basic scientists and clinical researchers from around the world in the field of immunology, molecular biology and rheumatology and other specialties. During the meeting, breakout sessions were held consisting of 5 disease-specific groups with 20-40 experts assigned to each group based on clinical or scientific expertise. Specific groups included: rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, axial spondyloarthritis, systemic lupus erythematous, connective tissue diseases (e...
August 12, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804991/nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb2-controls-migratory-activity-of-memory-t-cells-by-regulating-expression-of-cxcr4-in-a-mouse-model-of-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Mie Kurosawa, Rieko Arakaki, Akiko Yamada, Takaaki Tsunematsu, Yasusei Kudo, Jonathan Sprent, Naozumi Ishimaru
OBJECTIVE: Dysregulated chemokine signaling contributes to autoimmune diseases by facilitating aberrant T-cell infiltration into target tissues, but the specific chemokines, receptors, and T-cell populations remain largely unidentified. Role of the potent chemokine CXCL12 and its receptor CXCR4 in T-cell autoimmune response was examined using alymphoplasia (aly)/aly mice, a Sjögren's syndrome (SS) model. METHODS: T-cell phenotypes in the salivary gland of aly/aly mice were evaluated using immunological analysis...
August 13, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802258/human-blood-tfr-cells-are-indicators-of-ongoing-humoral-activity-not-fully-licensed-with-suppressive-function
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Valter R Fonseca, Ana Agua-Doce, Ana Raquel Maceiras, Wim Pierson, Filipa Ribeiro, Vasco C Romão, Ana Rita Pires, Susana Lopes da Silva, João Eurico Fonseca, Ana E Sousa, Michelle A Linterman, Luis Graca
Germinal center (GC) responses are controlled by T follicular helper (Tfh) and T follicular regulatory (Tfr) cells and are crucial for the generation of high-affinity antibodies. Although the biology of human circulating and tissue Tfh cells has been established, the relationship between blood and tissue Tfr cells defined as CXCR5(+)Foxp3(+) T cells remains elusive. We found that blood Tfr cells are increased in Sjögren syndrome, an autoimmune disease with ongoing GC reactions, especially in patients with high autoantibody titers, as well as in healthy individuals upon influenza vaccination...
August 11, 2017: Science Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798231/p2x7-receptor-antagonism-prevents-il-1%C3%AE-release-from-salivary-epithelial-cells-and-reduces-inflammation-in-a-mouse-model-of-autoimmune-exocrinopathy
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Mahmoud G Khalafalla, Lucas T Woods, Jean M Camden, Aslam A Khan, Kirsten H Limesand, Michael J Petris, Laurie Erb, Gary A Weisman
Salivary gland inflammation is a hallmark of Sjogrens syndrome (SS), a common autoimmune disease characterized by lymphocytic infiltration of the salivary gland and loss of saliva secretion, predominantly in women. The P2X7 receptor (P2X7R) is an ATP-gated non-selective cation channel that induces inflammatory responses in cells and tissues, including salivary gland epithelium. In immune cells, P2X7R activation induces the production of proinflammatory cytokines, including IL-1β and IL-18, by inducing the oligomerization of the multiprotein complex NLRP3-type inflammasome...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791611/chronic-autoimmune-epithelitis-in-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-and-primary-biliary-cholangitis-a-comprehensive-review
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Carlo Selmi, M Eric Gershwin
Within the spectrum of autoimmune diseases, Sjögren's syndrome and primary biliary cholangitis are exemplary and can be coined as chronic epithelitis based on their frequent coexistence in clinical practice and the highly specific immune-mediated injury of the small bile ducts and the exocrine glands. The pathogenic mechanisms underlying the diseases are similar, with apoptosis being the key element leading to organ-specific immune-mediated injury directed against the small bile ducts and salivary gland epithelia, respectively along with similar epidemiological features, such as female predominance and the age of onset in the fifth decade of life...
August 8, 2017: Rheumatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789696/long-term-follow-up-in-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-reveals-differences-in-clinical-presentation-between-female-and-male-patients
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Jorge I Ramírez Sepúlveda, Marika Kvarnström, Per Eriksson, Thomas Mandl, Katrine Brække Norheim, Svein Joar Johnsen, Daniel Hammenfors, Malin V Jonsson, Kathrine Skarstein, Johan G Brun, Lars Rönnblom, Helena Forsblad-d'Elia, Sara Magnusson Bucher, Eva Baecklund, Elke Theander, Roald Omdal, Roland Jonsson, Gunnel Nordmark, Marie Wahren-Herlenius
BACKGROUND: Despite men being less prone to develop autoimmune diseases, male sex has been associated with a more severe disease course in several systemic autoimmune diseases. In the present study, we aimed to investigate differences in the clinical presentation of primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) between the sexes and establish whether male sex is associated with a more severe form of long-term pSS. METHODS: Our study population included 967 patients with pSS (899 females and 68 males) from Scandinavian clinical centers...
August 8, 2017: Biology of Sex Differences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783737/salivary-gland-ultrasonography-as-a-predictor-of-clinical-activity-in-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Tania Fidelix, Adriano Czapkowski, Sergio Azjen, Adagmar Andriolo, Virginia F M Trevisani
PURPOSE: Primary Sjögren's syndrome is a multisystem autoimmune disease characterized by hypofunction of salivary and lacrimal glands and possible multi-organ system manifestations. Over the past 15 years, three sets of diagnostic criteria have been proposed, but none has included salivary gland ultrasonography. However, recent studies support its role in the diagnosis and prognostic evaluation of patients with Sjögren's syndrome. This study aimed to determine the value of salivary gland ultrasonography in the diagnosis and prognosis of Sjögren's syndrome by relating ultrasonography severity scores to clinical and laboratory data...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782090/purified-umbilical-cord-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cell-treatment-in-a-case-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Christopher D Phillips, Pornpatcharin Wongsaisri, Thein Htut, Terry Grossman
INTRODUCTION: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multiple organ system autoimmune disorder for which there is no known cure. METHODS: We report a case of a young adult lady with SLE and Sjogren's with diagnostic and clinical resolution following purified umbilical cord derived mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) and globulin component protein macrophage activating factor (GcMAF) therapy in a combined multidisciplinary integrative medicine protocol. RESULTS: Our patient had complete reversal of all clinical and laboratory markers...
December 2017: Clinical and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781105/adult-s-onset-still-disease-occurring-during-pregnancy-case-report-and-literature-review
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Léo Plaçais, Arsène Mekinian, Marie Bornes, Armelle Poujol-Robert, Naiké Bigé, Eric Maury, Olivier Fain
INTRODUCTION: Adult onset Still's disease is a rare affection classified among non-hereditary autoinflammatory diseases. We here report a case of AOSD revealed during pregnancy with a life-threatening presentation along with a review of 19 cases from literature. CASE: A 38-years old woman was treated in our department for diffuse systemic sclerosis and associated Sjögren syndrome. She was pregnant and presented with acute fever and arthralgias. Laboratory data revealed mild liver cytolysis but a large screening for infectious and auto-immune diseases was negative and hepato-biliar imaging was normal...
July 10, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774657/prevalence-of-rheumatic-diseases-in-adult-population-in-spain-episer-2016-study-aims-and-methodology
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Daniel Seoane-Mato, Carlos Sánchez-Piedra, Lucía Silva-Fernández, Francisca Sivera, Francisco J Blanco, Fernando Pérez Ruiz, Antonio Juan-Mas, José M Pego-Reigosa, Javier Narváez, Neus Quilis Martí, Raúl Cortés Verdú, Fred Antón-Pagés, Víctor Quevedo Vila, Gustavo Añez Sturchio, Fermín Medina Varo, María Del Mar Ruiz Tudela, Antonio Romero Pérez, Javier Ballina, Anahy Brandy García, Dolores Fábregas Canales, Teresa Font Gayá, Carolina Bordoy Ferrer, Beatriz González Álvarez, Laura Casas Hernández, Fátima Álvarez Reyes, Mónica Delgado Sánchez, Cristina Martínez Dubois, Simón Ángel Sánchez-Fernández, Luisa Marena Rojas Vargas, Paula Virginia García Morales, Alejandro Olivé, Paula Rubio Muñoz, Marta Larrosa, Noemí Navarro Ricos, Eduard Graell Martín, Eugenio Chamizo, Lara Chaves Chaparro, Sara Rojas Herrera, Jordi Pons Dolset, Miguel Ángel Polo Ostariz, Susana Ruiz-Alejos Garrido, Cristina Macía Villa, Ana Cruz Valenciano, María Luisa González Gómez, Mercedes Morcillo Valle, Deseada Palma Sánchez, María José Moreno Martínez, Marta Mayor González, Joana Atxotegi Sáenz de Buruaga, Irati Urionagüena Onaindia, Boris Anthony Blanco Cáceres, Federico Díaz-González, Sagrario Bustabad
AIMS: To describe the methodology of the EPISER 2016 (study of the prevalence of rheumatic diseases in adult population in Spain), as well its strengths and limitations. The aim of this study is to estimate the prevalence of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), ankylosing spondylitis (AS), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), Sjögren's syndrome (SS), osteoarthritis (knee, hip, hands, and cervical and lumbar spine), fibromyalgia, gout and clinical osteoporotic fracture...
July 31, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774458/ultrasound-in-arthritis
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REVIEW
Iwona Sudoł-Szopińska, Claudia Schueller-Weidekamm, Athena Plagou, James Teh
Ultrasound is currently performed in everyday rheumatologic practice. It is used for early diagnosis, to monitor treatment results, and to diagnose remission. The spectrum of pathologies seen in arthritis with ultrasound includes early inflammatory features and associated complications. This article discusses the spectrum of ultrasound features of arthritides seen in rheumatoid arthritis and other connective tissue diseases in adults, such as Sjögren syndrome, lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, polymyositis, and juvenile idiopathic arthritis...
September 2017: Radiologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770708/the-interaction-between-anti-ro-ssa-and-anti-la-ssb-autoantibodies-and-anti-infectious-antibodies-in-a-wide-spectrum-of-auto-immune-diseases-another-angle-of-the-autoimmune-mosaic
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Nancy Agmon-Levin, Amir Dagan, Yogev Peri, Juan-Manuel Anaya, Carlo Selmi, Angela Tincani, Nicola Bizzaro, Ljudmila Stojanovich, Jan Damoiseaux, Jan Willem Cohen Tervaert, Marta Mosca, Ricard Cervera, Yehuda Shoenfeld
OBJECTIVES: The presence of anti-Ro/SSA and anti-La/SSB antibodies has been linked with autoimmunity in general and with several autoimmune diseases (AID) in particular. In the current study we evaluated these antibodies in a wide spectrum of AID as well as the links between them and anti-infectious antibodies. METHODS: We examined 2082 sera from patients with 16 different AID compared to 524 sera from geographically-matched healthy controls, for the presence and titres of anti-Ro/SSA and anti-La/SSB...
July 6, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769137/is-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-a-risk-factor-for-malignancies-different-from-lymphomas-what-does-the-literature-highlight-about-it
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REVIEW
Ciro Manzo, Melek Kechida
BACKGROUND: Primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) is a chronic systemic autoimmune disease with an elevated risk of developing lymphoproliferative malignancies (LM). Whether pSS is a risk factor or not for non-lymphoma malignancies (NLM) has been scarcely evaluated in the literature. Age is per se a risk factor for malignancies: patients over 70 years old have 4 times higher risk for cancers than adults. Even if the mean age of pSS onset usually is in the 4(th) and 5(th) decade, its onset in patients aged over 65 years (Elderly Onset pSS - EOpSS) is not uncommon...
2017: Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769133/the-prevalence-of-ana-antibodies-anticentromere-antibodies-and-anti-cyclic-citrullinated-peptide-antibodies-in-patients-with-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-compared-to-patients-with-dryness-symptoms-without-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-confirmation
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Maria Maślińska, Małgorzata Mańczak, Bożena Wojciechowska, Brygida Kwiatkowska
OBJECTIVES: Our study analyses the prevalence of ANA, anti-SS-A, anti-SS-B, and ACA and ACPA antibodies in patients with pSS and with dryness symptoms without pSS confirmation, and the association of ACPA and ACA antibodies with specific clinical symptoms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 113 patients were divided into two groups: I - with diagnosed pSS (N = 75); and II - with dryness without pSS evidence (N = 38). Diagnostics: indirect immunofluorescence (IF; Hep-2 cell line) of antinuclear antibodies (ANA), anti-SS-A anti-SS-B antibodies determined with semi-quantitative method, autoantibody profile (14 antigens, ANA Profil 3 EUROLINE); basic laboratory, ophthalmic examination tests, minor salivary gland biopsy with focus score (FS), joint and lung evaluation, and ESSDAI questionnaire (pSS activity)...
2017: Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766758/comparisons-of-neutrophil-monocyte-eosinophil-and-basophil-lymphocyte-ratios-among-various-systemic-autoimmune-rheumatic-diseases
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Zaixing Yang, Zhiyu Zhang, Feng Lin, Yingpeng Ren, Donghong Liu, Renqian Zhong, Yan Liang
This study was aimed to evaluate levels of neutrophil- (NLR), monocyte- (MLR), eosinophil- (ELR), and basophil-lymphocyte ratio (BLR) and their association with inflammatory markers in systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases (SARDs). A total of 1139 SARD patients and 170 healthy individuals were enrolled. Clinical and laboratory data were extracted. NLR and MLR were significantly increased, but BLR decreased in most SARD patients (p < 0.05). ELR were significantly decreased in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients, but increased in those with other SARDs (p < 0...
August 2, 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762055/gulf-war-illness-gwi-as-a-neuroimmune-disease
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Apostolos P Georgopoulos, Lisa M James, Adam F Carpenter, Brian E Engdahl, Arthur C Leuthold, Scott M Lewis
Gulf War illness (GWI) is a chronic disease characterized by the involvement of several organs, including the brain (Christova et al., Exp Brain Res doi: 10.1007/s00221-017-5010-8 , 2017). In a previous study (Georgopoulos et al., J Neural Eng 4:349-355, 2015), we identified six protective alleles from Class II human leukocyte antigen (HLA) genes, and more recently, we investigated the brain correlates of this protection (James et al., EBioMedicine 13:72-79, 2016). Those and other studies (Israeli, Lupus, 21:190-194, 2012) suggested an involvement of the immune system in GWI...
July 31, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760805/h1n1-vaccination-in-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-triggers-polyclonal-b-cell-activation-and-promotes-autoantibody-production
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Susanna Brauner, Lasse Folkersen, Marika Kvarnström, Sabrina Meisgen, Sven Petersen, Michaela Franzén-Malmros, Johannes Mofors, Karl A Brokstad, Lars Klareskog, Roland Jonsson, Lisa S Westerberg, Christina Trollmo, Vivianne Malmström, Aurelie Ambrosi, Vijay K Kuchroo, Gunnel Nordmark, Marie Wahren-Herlenius
OBJECTIVES: Vaccination of patients with rheumatic disease has been reported to result in lower antibody titres than in healthy individuals. However, studies primarily include patients on immunosuppressive therapy. Here, we investigated the immune response of treatment-naïve patients diagnosed with primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) to an H1N1 influenza vaccine. METHODS: Patients with Sjögren's syndrome without immunomodulatory treatment and age-matched and gender-matched healthy controls were immunised with an H1N1 influenza vaccine and monitored for serological and cellular immune responses...
July 31, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760334/erratum-regarding-ajkd-atlas-of-renal-pathology-kidney%C3%A2-disease-in-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome-am%C3%A2-j%C3%A2-kidney%C3%A2-dis-%C3%A2-2017-69-6-e29-e30
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July 28, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750255/effect-of-anti-muscarinic-autoantibodies-on-leukocyte-function-in-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Eun Namkoong, Sang-Woo Lee, Nahyun Kim, Youngnim Choi, Kyungpyo Park
Patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome, a systemic autoimmune disease, have been shown to have serum autoantibodies that react with the muscarinic acetylcholine type 3 receptor (M3R).Primary Sjögren's syndrome is a systemic autoimmune disease. Patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome have been shown to have serum autoantibodies that react with the muscarinic acetylcholine type 3 receptor (M3R). Leukopenia has been reported to be significantly more common in primary Sjögren's syndrome patients who have anti-M3R-autoantibodies in their sera...
July 24, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748510/clinical-characteristics-of-autoimmune-rheumatic-disease-related-organizing-pneumonia
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Xin Dong, Yi Zheng, Li Wang, Wen-Hui Chen, Yun-Gang Zhang, Qiang Fu
To study the clinical characteristics of autoimmune rheumatic disease-related organizing pneumonia (AIRD-OP), the clinical presentation, radiological findings, treatment, and outcome of AIRD-OP patients were analyzed, in comparison with patients with cryptogenic organizing pneumonia (COP). A total of 131 OP patients were identified, including 57 cases of AIRD-OP, 35 cases of COP, and 39 cases of other disease-related OPs. Among AIRD-OP patients, 36 (63%) presented the symptoms of OP at onset. The primary disease of AIRDs included Sjogren's syndrome (38%), polymyositis/dermatomyositis (23%), rheumatoid arthritis (23%), and undifferentiated AIRD...
July 26, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
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