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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056922/herbal-formula-xian-fang-huo-ming-yin-regulates-differentiation-of-lymphocytes-and-production-of-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-in-collagen-induced-arthritis-mice
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Jinyu Li, Yi Wei, Xue Li, Dashuai Zhu, Bo Nie, Jingwei Zhou, Lixia Lou, Bin Dong, Aiming Wu, Yongzhe Che, Meng Chen, Lingqun Zhu, Mingwei Mu, Limin Chai
BACKGROUND: Xian-Fang-Huo-Ming-Yin (XFHM), a traditional herbal formula, has been used to treat sores and carbuncles for hundreds of years in Asia. Nowadays, its clinical effects in treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have been validated. In this study, we want to study its possible molecular mechanisms of regulating the differentiation of lymphocytes and production of pro-inflammatory cytokines in collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) mice for RA treatment. METHODS: A high performance liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization/mass spectrometer (HPLC-ESI/MS(n)) system was used to analyze the constituents of XFHM granules...
January 5, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053322/vav1-regulates-experimental-autoimmune-arthritis-and-is-associated-with-anti-ccp-negative-rheumatoid-arthritis
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A O Guerreiro-Cacais, U Norin, A Gyllenberg, R Berglund, A D Beyeen, E Petit-Teixeira, F Cornélis, A Saoudi, G J Fournié, R Holmdahl, L Alfredsson, L Klareskog, M Jagodic, T Olsson, I Kockum, L Padyukov
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients can be stratified into two subgroups defined by the presence or absence of antibodies against citrullinated circular peptides (anti-CCP) with most of the genetic association found in anti-CCP positive RA. Here we addressed the role of VAV1, previously associated to multiple sclerosis (MS), in the pathogenesis of RA in experimental models and in a genetic association study. Experimental arthritis triggered by pristane or collagen type II was induced in DA rats and in the DA...
January 5, 2017: Genes and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040536/th9-cells-and-il-9-in-autoimmune-disorders-pathogenesis-and-therapeutic-potentials
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REVIEW
Yaxiong Deng, Zijun Wang, Christopher Chang, Liwei Lu, Chak Sing Lau, Qianjin Lu
Naïve CD4(+) T cells are pleiotropically divided into various T helper (Th) cell subsets, according to their pivotal roles in the regulation of immune responses. The differentiation of Th9 cells, an interleukin (IL)-9 producing subset, can be impacted by specific environmental cues, co-stimulation with transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) and IL-4, and other regulatory factors. Although IL-9 has been recognized as a classical Th2-related cytokine, recent studies have indicated that IL-9-producing cells contribute to a group of autoimmune disorders including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), multiple sclerosis (MS), inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and psoriasis...
December 28, 2016: Human Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029270/intervening-to-reduce-the-risk-of-future-disability-from-multiple-sclerosis-are-we-there-yet
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Maurice Dahdaleh, Raed Alroughani, Mohammed Aljumah, Abdulrahman AlTahan, Issa Alsharoqi, Saeed A Bohlega, Abdulkader Daif, Dirk Deleu, Jihad Inshasi, Rana Karabudak, Mohammed A Sahraian, Karim Taha, Bassem I Yammout, Magd Zakaria
Disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) delay or may prevent the progression of patients with high-risk clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) to clinically definite multiple sclerosis (MS), and from relapsing-remitting MS to secondary progressive MS. Current evidence on the effects of DMT on disability in MS is supported by the use of the Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS), which is dominated by ambulation, and usually used as a secondary outcome measure. Less is known about the long-term effects of DMTs on other aspects of functional status, particularly cognition, which is a key determinant of ability to work...
December 28, 2016: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001129/a-multispectral-microscope-for-in-vivo-oximetry-of-rat-dorsal-spinal-cord-vasculature
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Marieke Anne van der Putten, Lewis MacKenzie, Andrew Davies, Javier Fernandez-Ramos, Roshni Desai, Kenneth Smith, Andrew Harvey
Quantification of blood oxygen saturation (SO<sub>2</sub>) <i>in vivo</i> is essential for understanding the pathogenesis of diseases in which hypoxia is thought to play a role, including inflammatory disorders such as multiple sclerosis (MS) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We describe a low-cost multispectral microscope and oximetry technique for calibration-free absolute oximetry of surgically exposed blood vessels <i>in vivo</i>. We imaged the vasculature of the dorsal spinal cord in healthy rats, and varied inspired oxygen (FiO<sub>2</sub>) in order to evaluate the sensitivity of the imaging system to changes in SO<sub>2</sub>...
December 21, 2016: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999285/simultaneous-determination-of-multiple-components-in-guanjiekang-in-rat-plasma-via-the-uplc-ms-ms-method-and-its-application-in-pharmacokinetic-study
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Jian Wu, Ying Xie, Zheng Xiang, Canjian Wang, Hua Zhou, Liang Liu
Guanjiekang (GJK) that is formed by five medicinal herbs including Astragali Radix, Aconiti Lateralis Radix Praeparaia, Glycyrrhizae Radix et Rhizoma, Corydalis Rhizoma and Paeoniae Radix Alba was used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, the pharmacokinetic (PK) profile of active components in GJK remains unclear. This study aims to evaluate the pharmacokinetic behavior of seven representative active constituents in GJK (i.e., benzoylhypaconine, benzoylmesaconine, paeoniflorin, tetrahydropalmatine, calycosin-7-glucoside, formononetin and isoliquiritigenin) after oral administration of GJK in rats...
December 16, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928949/from-leflunomide-to-teriflunomide-drug-development-and-immunosuppressive-oral-drugs-in-the-treatment-of-multiple-sclerosis
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Lilian Aly, Bernhard Hemmer, Thomas Korn
Immunosuppressive drugs have been used in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) for a long time. Today, the increased number of approved substances and the possibility of an oral availability of some immunomodulators improve the therapeutic repertory and increase patient satisfaction and compliance. Teriflunomide is indicated as first line oral disease modifying therapy (DMT) in relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS). Its immunosuppressive capacity results from an inhibition of de novo pyrimidine synthesis in rapidly proliferating lymphocytes...
December 8, 2016: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920546/chronotherapy-with-low-dose-modified-release-prednisone-for-the-management-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-review
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REVIEW
Stefano Paolo Beltrametti, Aurora Ianniello, Clara Ricci
To date, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) remains a debilitating, life-threatening disease. One major concern is morning symptoms (MS), as they considerably impair the patients' quality of life and ability to work. MS change in a circadian fashion, resembling the fluctuations of inflammatory cytokines such as interleukin-6, whose levels are higher in RA patients compared to healthy donors. Conversely, serum levels of the potent anti-inflammatory glucocorticoid cortisol are similar to that of healthy subjects, suggesting an imbalance that sustains a pro-inflammatory state...
2016: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881095/a-regional-consensus-recommendation-on-brain-atrophy-as-an-outcome-measure-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Raed Alroughani, Dirk Deleu, Khalid El Salem, Jasem Al-Hashel, K John Alexander, Mohamed Assem Abdelrazek, Adel Aljishi, Jaber Alkhaboori, Faisal Al Azri, Nahida Al Zadjali, Majed Hbahbih, Tag Eldin Sokrab, Mohamed Said, Àlex Rovira
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by inflammatory and neurodegenerative processes leading to irreversible neurological impairment. Brain atrophy occurs early in the course of the disease at a rate greater than the general population. Brain volume loss (BVL) is associated with disability progression and cognitive impairment in patients with MS; hence its value as a potential target in monitoring and treating MS is discussed. METHODS: A group of MS neurologists and neuro-radiologists reviewed the current literature on brain atrophy and discussed the challenges in assessing and implementing brain atrophy measurements in clinical practice...
November 24, 2016: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879053/n-arylsulfonyl-indolines-as-retinoic-acid-receptor-related-orphan-receptor%C3%A2-%C3%AE-ror%C3%AE-agonists
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Christelle Doebelin, Rémi Patouret, Ruben D Garcia-Ordonez, Mi Ra Chang, Venkatasubramanian Dharmarajan, Dana S Kuruvilla, Scott J Novick, Li Lin, Michael D Cameron, Patrick R Griffin, Theodore M Kamenecka
The nuclear retinoic acid receptor-related orphan receptor γ (RORγ; NR1F3) is a key regulator of inflammatory gene programs involved in T helper 17 (TH 17) cell proliferation. As such, synthetic small-molecule repressors (inverse agonists) targeting RORγ have been extensively studied for their potential as therapeutic agents for various autoimmune diseases. Alternatively, enhancing TH 17 cell proliferation through activation (agonism) of RORγ may boost an immune response, thereby offering a potentially new approach in cancer immunotherapy...
December 6, 2016: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875788/simultaneous-determination-and-pharmacokinetic-study-of-four-phenolic-acids-in-rat-plasma-using-uflc-ms-ms-after-intravenous-administration-of-salvianolic-acid-for-injection
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Xiuman Xie, Jingzhuo Miao, Wanyang Sun, Jingyi Huang, Dongxiang Li, Shuming Li, Ling Tong, Guoxiang Sun
A simple, sensitive and selective ultra-fast liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UFLC-MS/MS) method was established for simultaneous determination and pharmacokinetic study of rosmarinic acid (RA), salvianolic acid D (Sal D), lithospermic acid (LA) and salvianolic acid B (Sal B) in rat plasma after intravenous administration of salvianolic acid for injection (SAFI). Three doses of administration, containing 14, 28 and 56mg/kg, were investigated in this study. Plasma samples were pretreated using protein precipitation (PP) with pre-cooled acetonitrile...
February 5, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833448/a-possible-link-between-the-epstein-barr-virus-infection-and-autoimmune-thyroid-disorders
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REVIEW
Anna Dittfeld, Katarzyna Gwizdek, Marek Michalski, Romuald Wojnicz
The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), also known as human herpesvirus 4, is a member of the Herpesviridae virus family. EBV infection can cause infectious mononucleosis (IM) in the lytic phase of EBV's life cycle. Past EBV infection is associated with lymphomas, and may also result in certain allergic and autoimmune diseases. Although potential mechanisms of autoimmune diseases have not been clearly elucidated, both genetic and environmental factors, such as infectious agents, are considered to be responsible for their development...
2016: Central-European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831763/thyroid-patient-salivary-radioiodine-transit-and-dysfunction-assessment-using-chewing-gums
#13
Demetrios Okkalides
Radiation-induced salivary gland dysfunction is the most frequent side-effect of I-131 thyroid therapy. Here, a novel saliva sampling method with ordinary chewing gums administered to the patients at appropriate time intervals post-treatment (TIPT) was used to relate this effect to chewing gum saliva activity (CGSA) content. Saliva samples were acquired after the oral administration of prescribed I-131 activity (radioactivity administered [RA]) to 19 differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) and 16 hyperthyroidism patients of the radioisotope unit (RIU) during 2014 and 2015...
November 2016: Cancer Biotherapy & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830970/assessment-of-both-articular-synovitis-and-tenosynovitis-by-ultrasound-is-useful-for-evaluations-of-hand-dysfunction-in-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
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Ayako Nishino, Shin-Ya Kawashiri, Toshimasa Shimizu, Masataka Umeda, Shoichi Fukui, Tomohiro Koga, Naoki Iwamoto, Kunihiro Ichinose, Mami Tamai, Hideki Nakamura, Tomoki Origuchi, Yasuhiro Nagata, Takahiro Maeda, Kiyoshi Aoyagi, Atsushi Kawakami
OBJECTIVES: We investigated the association between hand dysfunction and ultrasound (US)-detected articular synovitis and tenosynovitis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: Thirty RA patients were examined. In both hands of all subjects, articular synovitis and tenosynovitis were assessed by US at 22 joints and 12 tendons. Each joint and tendon was scored by gray-scale (GS) and power Doppler (PD) on a scale from 0 to 3. The sums of the GS or PD scores were used as the articular synovitis score and the tenosynovitis score...
November 15, 2016: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812365/shared-genetic-etiology-of-autoimmune-diseases-in-patients-from-a-biorepository-linked-to-de-identified-electronic-health-records
#15
Nicole A Restrepo, Mariusz Butkiewicz, Josephine A McGrath, Dana C Crawford
: Autoimmune diseases represent a significant medical burden affecting up to 5-8% of the U.S. POPULATION: While genetics is known to play a role, studies of common autoimmune diseases are complicated by phenotype heterogeneity, limited sample sizes, and a single disease approach. Here we performed a targeted genetic association study for cases of multiple sclerosis (MS), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and Crohn's disease (CD) to assess which common genetic variants contribute individually and pleiotropically to disease risk...
2016: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810919/higher-latitude-is-significantly-associated-with-an-earlier-age-of-disease-onset-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Chunrong Tao, Steve Simpson, Ingrid van der Mei, Leigh Blizzard, Eva Havrdova, Dana Horakova, Vahid Shaygannejad, Alessandra Lugaresi, Guillermo Izquierdo, Maria Trojano, Pierre Duquette, Marc Girard, Franois Grand'Maison, Pierre Grammond, Raed Alroughani, Murat Terzi, Celia Oreja-Guevara, Seyed Aidin Sajedi, Gerardo Iuliano, Patrizia Sola, Jeannette Lechner-Scott, Vincent Van Pesch, Eugenio Pucci, Roberto Bergamaschi, Michael Barnett, Cristina Ramo, Bhim Singhal, Daniele LA Spitaleri, Mark Slee, Freek Verheul, Ricardo Fernández Bolaños, Maria Pia Amato, Edgardo Cristiano, Franco Granella, Suzanne Hodgkinson, Marcela Fiol, Orla Gray, Pamela McCombe, Maria Laura Saladino, José Luis Sánchez Menoyo, Neil Shuey, Steve Vucic, Cameron Shaw, Norma Deri, Walter Oleschko Arruda, Helmut Butzkueven, Tim Spelman, Bruce V Taylor
BACKGROUND: Age at onset (AAO) in multiple sclerosis (MS) is an important marker of disease severity and may have prognostic significance. Understanding what factors can influence AAO may shed light on the aetiology of this complex disease, and have applications in the diagnostic process. METHODS: The study cohort of 22 162 eligible patients from 21 countries was extracted from the MSBase registry. Only patients with MS aged ≥16 years were included. To reduce heterogeneity, only centres of largely European descent were included for analysis...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802328/is-time-to-reach-edss-6-0-faster-in-patients-with-late-onset-versus-young-onset-multiple-sclerosis
#17
Raed Alroughani, Saeed Akhtar, Samar Ahmed, Raed Behbehani, Jasem Al-Hashel
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Published natural history data on late-onset of multiple sclerosis are limited. We aimed to assess the risk of attaining EDSS 6.0 among patients with late-onset (> 40 years) MS (LOMS) and young-onset (18-40 years) MS (YOMS). METHODS: This cross-sectional cohort study was conducted to identify LOMS and YOMS patients' with relapsing remitting course at MS diagnosis. Time (years) to reach sustained EDSS 6.0 was compared between LOMS and AOMS patients...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797930/effects-of-liraglutide-on-heart-rate-and-heart-rate-variability-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-crossover-study
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Preman Kumarathurai, Christian Anholm, Bjørn S Larsen, Rasmus Huan Olsen, Sten Madsbad, Ole Kristiansen, Olav W Nielsen, Steen B Haugaard, Ahmad Sajadieh
OBJECTIVE: Reduced heart rate variability (HRV) and increased heart rate (HR) have been associated with cardiovascular mortality. Glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RAs) increase HR, and studies have suggested that they may reduce HRV. We examined the effect of the GLP-1 RA liraglutide on HRV and diurnal variation of HR in overweight patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes (T2D) and stable coronary artery disease (CAD). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Liraglutide or placebo was administrated to a backbone therapy of metformin in this double-blind, placebo-controlled 12 + 12-week crossover study...
January 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789276/tear-fluid-protein-changes-in-dry-eye-syndrome-associated-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-proteomic-approach
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Saijyothi Venkata Aluru, Agarwal Shweta, Srinivasan Bhaskar, Krishnan Geetha, Rajappa M Sivakumar, Tatu Utpal, Prema Padmanabhan, Narayanasamy Angayarkanni
PURPOSE: Sjögren syndrome (SS) secondary to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) affects lacrimal and salivary glands, and therefore dry eye syndrome (DES) is more prevalent in patients with RA. This study used a proteomic approach to identify potential biomarkers in tear of DES secondary to RA (DES-RA). METHODS: Tear specimens were collected with Schirmer strips from patients with DES with RA, patients with other types of dry eye (namely, primary Sjögrens and non-Sjögrens [NSS]), and age-matched controls...
January 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775663/differential-amino-acid-carbohydrate-and-lipid-metabolism-perpetuations-involved-in-a-subtype-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-with-chinese-medicine-cold-pattern
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Hongtao Guo, Xuyan Niu, Yan Gu, Cheng Lu, Cheng Xiao, Kevin Yue, Ge Zhang, Xiaohua Pan, Miao Jiang, Yong Tan, Hongwei Kong, Zhenli Liu, Guowang Xu, Aiping Lu
Pattern classification is a key approach in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and it is used to classify the patients for intervention selection accordingly. TCM cold and heat patterns, two main patterns of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) had been explored with systems biology approaches. Different regulations of apoptosis were found to be involved in cold and heat classification in our previous works. For this study, the metabolic profiling of plasma was explored in RA patients with typical TCM cold or heat patterns by integrating liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS) and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) platforms in conjunction with the Ingenuity Pathway Analysis (IPA) software...
October 21, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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