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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636167/berberine-ameliorates-collagen-induced-arthritis-in-rats-by-suppressing-th17-cell-responses-via-inducing-cortistatin-in-the-gut
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Mengfan Yue, Yufeng Xia, Can Shi, Chunge Guan, Yunfan Li, Rui Liu, Zhifeng Wei, Yue Dai
Berberine, an isoquinoline alkaloid, has been reported to ameliorate various autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis by oral administration. However, its mechanism remains mysterious due to an extremely low bioavailability. The fact that berberine is easy to accumulate in gut, the largest endocrine organ in the body, attracts us to explore its anti-arthritic mechanism in view of the induction of intestinal immunosuppressive neuropeptides. In this study, berberine (200 mg/kg, i.g.) was shown to ameliorate collagen-induced arthritis in rats, which was manifested by the reduction of clinical signs and joint destruction, as well as marked down-regulation of Th17 cell frequency and IL-17 level in blood...
June 21, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635960/somatic-mutations-in-clonally-expanded-cytotoxic-t-lymphocytes-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-rheumatoid-arthritis
#2
P Savola, T Kelkka, H L Rajala, A Kuuliala, K Kuuliala, S Eldfors, P Ellonen, S Lagström, M Lepistö, T Hannunen, E I Andersson, R K Khajuria, T Jaatinen, R Koivuniemi, H Repo, J Saarela, K Porkka, M Leirisalo-Repo, S Mustjoki
Somatic mutations contribute to tumorigenesis. Although these mutations occur in all proliferating cells, their accumulation under non-malignant conditions, such as in autoimmune disorders, has not been investigated. Here, we show that patients with newly diagnosed rheumatoid arthritis have expanded CD8+ T-cell clones; in 20% (5/25) of patients CD8+ T cells, but not CD4+ T cells, harbour somatic mutations. In healthy controls (n=20), only one mutation is identified in the CD8+ T-cell pool. Mutations exist exclusively in the expanded CD8+ effector-memory subset, persist during follow-up, and are predicted to change protein functions...
June 21, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635482/diagnosis-and-management-of-myasthenia-gravis
#3
Christopher Barber
Myasthenia gravis is a rare long-term neurological condition that is characterised by fluctuating skeletal muscle weakness and fatigue, as well as respiratory difficulties. It is both an acquired autoimmune disease and a chronic neuromuscular disorder. Because of its rarity, myasthenia gravis is relatively unknown and may be unfamiliar to many nurses. While there are various types of myasthenia, this article focuses on myasthenia gravis, exploring its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, and examining the nurse's role in managing the condition...
June 21, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635319/a-case-of-topical-ruxolitinib-treatment-failure-in-alopecia-areata
#4
Maya Deeb, Renée A Beach
Alopecia areata (AA) is an autoimmune-mediated, nonscarring form of hair loss. Despite its prevalence, current management options are limited, especially when the disease has progressed to alopecia totalis (AT) or alopecia universalis (AU). Recent evidence that janus kinase (JAK) signaling contributes to AA pathogenesis prompted the investigation of JAK inhibitors such as tofacitinib and ruxolitinib as possible oral treatments. However, the potential for significant adverse effects with systemic JAK inhibition makes local administration a more attractive option...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634590/the-immune-epitope-database-how-data-are-entered-and-retrieved
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REVIEW
Ward Fleri, Kerrie Vaughan, Nima Salimi, Randi Vita, Bjoern Peters, Alessandro Sette
Easy access to a vast collection of experimental data on immune epitopes can greatly facilitate the development of therapeutics and vaccines. The Immune Epitope Database and Analysis Resource (IEDB) was developed to provide such a resource as a free service to the biomedical research community. The IEDB contains epitope and assay information related to infectious diseases, autoimmune diseases, allergic diseases, and transplant/alloantigens for humans, nonhuman primates, mice, and any other species studied. It contains T cell, B cell, MHC binding, and MHC ligand elution experiments...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634589/hla-class-ia-and-ib-polyreactive-anti-hla-e-igg2a-monoclonal-antibodies-tfl-006-and-tfl-007-suppress-anti-hla-igg-production-by-cd19-b-cells-and-proliferation-of-cd4-t-cells-while-upregulating-tregs
#6
REVIEW
Mepur H Ravindranath
The anti-HLA-E IgG2a mAbs, TFL-006 and TFL-007, reacted with all HLA-I antigens, similar to the therapeutic preparations of IVIg. Indeed, IVIg lost its HLA reactivity, when its HLA-E reactivity was adsorbed out. US-FDA approved IVIg to reduce antibodies in autoimmune diseases. But the mechanism underlying IVIg-mediated antibody reduction could not be ascertained due to the presence of other polyclonal antibodies. In spite of it, the cost prohibitive high or low IVIg is administered to patients waiting for donor organ and for allograft recipients for lowering antiallograft antibodies...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634314/-a-case-of-moyamoya-disease-associated-with-sapho-syndrome
#7
Nobutaka Horie, Mayuko Baba, Ken Kawada, Yuuki Matsunaga, Eisaku Sadakata, Yoichi Morofuji, Tsuyoshi Izumo, Minoru Morikawa, Takeo Anda, Takayuki Matsuo
Moyamoya disease is a unique occlusive disease of the internal carotid artery(ICA)with moyamoya vessels that can lead to transient ischemic attacks and hemorrhagic stroke. When other inherited or acquired disorders and conditions occur in conjunction with moyamoya disease, the syndrome is known as quasi-moyamoya disease. We report the case of a 34-year-old woman with a past history of SAPHO(Synovitis-Acne-Pustulosis-Hyperostosis-Osteomyelitis)syndrome, who presented with arm weakness and headache. Magnetic resonance angiography revealed severe terminal stenosis of the left ICA with moyamoya vessels, and she was diagnosed as moyamoya disease associated with SAPHO syndrome...
June 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634132/diagnosis-of-autoimmune-pancreatitis-the-evolution-of-diagnostic-criteria-for-a-rare-disease
#8
Suresh T Chari
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June 17, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634110/pharmacological-rescue-of-ductal-cftr-rescue-pancreatic-and-salivary-glands-acinar-cells-and-tissue-function-in-mouse-models-of-autoimmune-diseases
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Mei Zeng, Mitchell Szymczak, Malini Ahuja, Changyu Zheng, Hongen Yin, William Swaim, John A Chiorini, Robert J Bridges, Shmuel Muallem
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Sjögren's syndrome and autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) are disorders with decreased function of salivary, lacrimal glands, and the exocrine pancreas. NOD/ShiLTJ mice and mice transduced with the cytokine BMP6 develop Sjögren's syndrome and chronic pancreatitis and MRL/Mp mice are models of AIP. CFTR is a ductal Cl(-) channel essential for ductal fluid and HCO3(-) secretion. We used these models to ask: is CFTR expression altered in these diseases, does correction of CFTR correct gland function, and most notably, does correcting ductal function correct acinar function...
June 17, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634006/testosterone-differentially-affects-t-cells-and-neurons-in-murine-and-human-models-of-neuroinflammation-and-neurodegeneration
#10
Megan G Massa, Christina David, Stefanie Jörg, Johannes Berg, Barbara Gisevius, Sarah Hirschberg, Ralf A Linker, Ralf Gold, Aiden Haghikia
The high female-to-male sex ratio of multiple sclerosis (MS) prevalence has continuously confounded researchers, especially in light of male patients' accelerated disease course at later stages of MS. Although multiple studies have concentrated on estrogenic mechanisms of disease modulation, fairly little attention has been paid to androgenic effects in a female system, and even fewer studies have attempted to dissociate hormonal effects on the neurodegenerative and neuroinflammatory processes of MS. Herein, we demonstrate the differential effects of hormone treatment on the acute inflammatory and chronic neurodegenerative phases of murine experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis...
July 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633752/rituximab-administration-in-a-patient-with-pemphigus-vulgaris-following-reactivation-of-occult-hepatitis-b-virus-infection
#11
Soheil Tavakolpour, Tahereh Soori, Pedram Noormohammadpour, Kamran Balighi, Hamidreza Mahmoudi, Maryam Daneshpazhooh
Immunosuppressive drugs are the milestone of treatment of autoimmune diseases, but they can lead to serious complications, including hepatitis B virus reactivation in HBV carriers as well as in patients with occult HBV infection (OBI). A 36-year-old man with OBI was diagnosed with pemphigus vulgaris. He was prescribed prednisolone and his hepatitis B surface antigen turned positive. Viral replication was successfully controlled by lamivudine and adefovir. Mycophenolate mofetil and intravenous immunoglobulin  were not effective in controlling the pemphigus vulgaris...
June 20, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633260/total-chordal-sparing-mitral-valve-replacement-in-rheumatic-disease-a-word-of-caution
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Samuel M Kessel, Robert B Hawkins, Leora T Yarboro, Gorav Ailawadi
Total chordal preservation is the standard for mitral valve replacement to maintain long-term left ventricular geometry. Whereas it is appropriate for functional and degenerative mitral regurgitation, the role of chordal sparing in rheumatic valve disease is less well understood, with limited evidence supporting total chordal sparing. Inasmuch as this autoimmune disease affects the subvalvular apparatus in addition to the leaflets, it can be expected to continue after surgical repair. Here we present 2 patients who experienced adverse events associated with total chordal sparing mitral replacement as a result of disease progression with rapid fibrous growth causing inflow obstruction and early prosthetic valve failure...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632820/the-nexus-of-stem-cell-derived-beta-cells-and-genome-engineering
#13
Sara D Sackett, Aida Rodriguez, Jon S Odorico
Diabetes, type 1 and type 2 (T1D and T2D), are diseases of epidemic proportions, which are complicated and defined by genetics, epigenetics, environment, and lifestyle choices. Current therapies consist of whole pancreas or islet transplantation. However, these approaches require life-time immunosuppression, and are compounded by the paucity of available donors. Pluripotent stem cells have advanced research in the fields of stem cell biology, drug development, disease modeling, and regenerative medicine, and importantly allows for the interrogation of therapeutic interventions...
2017: Review of Diabetic Studies: RDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632714/the-multiple-pathways-to-autoimmunity
#14
REVIEW
Argyrios N Theofilopoulos, Dwight H Kono, Roberto Baccala
Efforts to understand autoimmunity have been pursued relentlessly for several decades. It has become apparent that the immune system evolved multiple mechanisms for controlling self-reactivity, and defects in one or more of these mechanisms can lead to a breakdown of tolerance. Among the multitude of lesions associated with disease, the most common seem to affect peripheral tolerance rather than central tolerance. The initial trigger for both systemic autoimmune disorders and organ-specific autoimmune disorders probably involves the recognition of self or foreign molecules, especially nucleic acids, by innate sensors...
June 20, 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632473/a-rare-occurrence-of-epidermolysis-bullosa-acquisita-in-a-patient-with-retroviral-disease
#15
Zambare Uddhao, Chhonkar Aditi, Nayak Chitra, Tambe Swagata
Epidermolysis bullosa acquisita is a chronic subepidermal blistering disease associated with autoimmunity to type-VII collagen within anchoring fibrils located at the dermo-epidermal junction. This entity is rarely reported from India. It can have a variety of presentations. Its occurrence with retroviral disease has rarely been reported. Here, we present a case of epidermolysis bullosa acquisita in a patient with HIV infection.
January 1, 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631887/thymic-stromal-lymphopoietin-is-expressed-in-human-corneal-stromal-cells-and-secreted-upon-protease-activated-receptor-1-activation
#16
Hongbo Yin, Yan Tian, Rongying Luo, Yingping Deng
Thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) is an interleukin-7 (IL-7) like cytokine that triggers inflammatory responses through activating dendritic cell. It is demonstrated to be involved in a number of disorders, including cancer, gastrointestinal diseases, and autoimmune diseases. In addition, TSLP is also found to be able to induce itch sensation by directly activating the itch sensory neurons. The expression of human TSLP is detected in various tissues such as heart, liver, testis, and prostate. In this study, we report that TSLP was expressed in the human corneal stromal cells, the highly specialized cells that are critical for the function of the cornea...
June 20, 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631694/-the-influence-of-stat4-rs7574865-g-t-polymorphism-on-the-risk-of-clinical-and-immunological-phenotypes-of-systemic-sclerosis-in-a-russian-patient-population-results-of-a-pilot-study
#17
M Yu Krylov, L P Ananyeva, О А Koneva, M N Starovoytova, O V Desinova, O B Ovsyannikova, E N Aleksandrova, A A Novikov, I A Guseva, N V Konovalova, D A Varlamov
AIM: To examine the association of signal transducer and activator transcription 4 (STAT4) rs7574865 G/T polymorphism with a predisposition to systemic sclerosis (SSC) and associated clinical and autoimmune phenotypes in a Russian population. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 102 patients with SSC and 103 healthy individuals as controls were examined. STAT4 rs7574865 polymorphism was investigated by real-time polymerase chain reaction. RESULTS: The carriers of the T allele showed a statistically significant association with SSC, a diffuse form (DF), the presence of interstitial lung disease (ILD), cardiac injury (CI), and seropositivity for anti-topoisomerase I antibodies (ATA)...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631692/-multidisciplinary-problems-of-rheumatology-and-pulmonology
#18
L P Ananyeva
Damage to the respiratory system worsens prognosis and increases mortality in all systemic immunoinflammatory rheumatic diseases (SIRDs). Leading pulmonary manifestations in each disease are different, so the typical picture of each nosological entity is very peculiar. In all SIRDs, the disease starts with lung involvement in 10-20% of cases, preceding the expanded clinical presentation of a systemic disease. At a certain stage, lung damage may be the only manifestation of the disease or predominate in its clinical picture, determining the severity of a condition...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631608/one-year-in-review-2017-pathogenesis-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
#19
Francesca Angelotti, Alice Parma, Giacomo Cafaro, Riccardo Capecchi, Alessia Alunno, Ilaria Puxeddu
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease influenced by both genetic and environmental factors. It has been postulated that a high-risk genetic background, in combination with epigenetic marks and environmental exposures, leads to a cascade of events inducing synovitis and consequent destructive arthritis. The clinical picture of joint involvement in RA is the result of chronic inflammation of the synovium, characterised by interactions of resident cells such as fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) with cells of the innate (e...
May 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631356/immune-tolerance-effect-in-mesenteric-lymph-node-lymphocytes-of-geniposide-on-adjuvant-arthritis-rats
#20
Zheng-Rong Zhang, Hong Wu, Rong Wang, Shu-Ping Li, Li Dai, Wen-Yu Wang
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic, Th1 cytokine-predominant autoimmune disease result in a chronic and inflammatory disorder. Geniposide (GE), an iridoid glycoside compound that is purified from Gardenia jasminoides Ellis, has antiinflammatory and other immunoregulatory effects, but its exact mechanism of actions on RA is unknown. The aim of this study was to elucidate antiinflammation effects of GE on adjuvant arthritis (AA) rats and its possible immune tolerance mechanisms. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were administered with GE (30, 60, and 120 mg/kg) orally from day 17 to 24 after immunization...
June 19, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
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