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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633752/rituximab-administration-in-a-patient-with-pemphigus-vulgaris-following-reactivation-of-occult-hepatitis-b-virus-infection
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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/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/28620096/interleukin-6-family-cytokines
#3
Stefan Rose-John
The interleukin (IL)-6 family cytokines is a group of cytokines consisting of IL-6, IL-11, ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF), leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF), oncostatin M (OSM), cardiotrophin 1 (CT-1), cardiotrophin-like cytokine (CLC), and IL-27. They are grouped into one family because the receptor complex of each cytokine contains two (IL-6 and IL-11) or one molecule (all others cytokines) of the signaling receptor subunit gp130. IL-6 family cytokines have overlapping but also distinct biologic activities and are involved among others in the regulation of the hepatic acute phase reaction, in B-cell stimulation, in the regulation of the balance between regulatory and effector T cells, in metabolic regulation, and in many neural functions...
June 15, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596110/crosstalk-between-type-ii-nkt-cells-and-t-cells-leads-to-spontaneous-chronic-inflammatory-liver-disease
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Xiufang Weng, Ying He, Lavanya Visvabharathy, Chia-Min Liao, Xiaosheng Tan, Arjun Balakumar, Chyung-Ru Wang
BACKGROUND & AIM: NKT cells are CD1d-restricted innate-like T cells that modulate innate and adaptive immune responses. Unlike the well-characterized invariant/type I NKT cells, type II NKT cells with a diverse TCR repertoire are poorly understood. This study defines the pathogenic role of type II NKT cells in the etiology of chronic liver inflammation. METHODS: Transgenic mice with the Lck promoter directing CD1d overexpression on T cells in Jα18 wild-type (Lck-CD1dTgJα18(+); type I NKT cell sufficient) and Jα18-deficient (Lck-CD1dTgJα18(o), type I NKT cell deficient) mice were analyzed for liver pathology and crosstalk between type II NKT cells and conventional T cells...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591933/possible-involvement-of-ccr7-pd-1-follicular-helper-t-cell-subset-in-the-pathogenesis-of-autoimmune-hepatitis
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Naruhiro Kimura, Satoshi Yamagiwa, Tomoyuki Sugano, Toru Setsu, Kentaro Tominaga, Hiroteru Kamimura, Masaaki Takamura, Shuji Terai
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Recent studies have demonstrated that B cells and follicular helper T (Tfh) cells, which are central regulators of humoral immune response, contribute to the development and progression of autoimmune diseases. Because Tfh cells can be divided into several subsets with distinct functional properties, this study aimed to examine the roles of different subsets of circulating Tfh cells in the immune pathogenesis of autoimmune hepatitis (AIH). METHODS: Thirty-five patients with AIH, 28 patients with primary biliary cholangitis, 24 patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB), and 44 health controls (HC) were enrolled...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584963/steroid-resistant-autoimmune-myelofibrosis-in-a-patient-with-autoimmune-hepatitis-and-evans-syndrome-complicated-with-increased-expression-of-tgf-%C3%AE-in-the-bone-marrow-a-case-report
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Hiroshi Ohkawara, Miki Furukawa, Kazuhiko Ikeda, Akiko Shichishima-Nakamura, Masahiko Fukatsu, Takahiro Sano, Koki Ueda, Satoshi Kimura, Risa Kanai, Yuka Oka, Fumi Murakami, Osamu Suzuki, Yuko Hashimoto, Kazuei Ogawa, Takayuki Ikezoe
We here report a 47-year-old female with autoimmune myelofibrosis (AIMF) associated with liver damage caused by autoimmune hepatitis and Evans syndrome. Bone marrow biopsy revealed hypocellular marrow with grade 2 reticulin fibrosis and increased levels of B lymphocytes (CD20(+)), T lymphocytes (CD3(+), CD8(+)), and plasma cells (CD138(+)). Immunohistochemical analysis revealed increased expression of transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) in infiltrating lymphocytes and macrophages in the bone marrow. She was initially treated with oral prednisolone (PSL) for 2 months, which had a limited effect...
June 5, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571184/the-importance-of-liver-fatty-acid-binding-protein-in-diagnosis-of-liver-damage-in-patients-with-acute-hepatitis
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Ozlem Ozer Cakir, Aysun Toker, Huseyin Ataseven, Ali Demir, Hakki Polat
INTRODUCTION: Acute hepatitis is acute inflammation of liver elicited by a large number of causes. It sometimes spontaneously recovers, sometimes may progress to chronic hepatitis. Liver- Fatty Acid Binding Protein (L-FABP) is a small protein that is abundant in hepatocytes, and which binds most of the long-chain fatty acids present in the cytosol. AIM: The present study was aimed to investigate the levels of serum and urine L-FABP in acute hepatitis and diagnostic value of serum and urine L-FABP levels in patients with acute hepatitis...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547076/purinergic-signaling-during-intestinal-inflammation
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Maria Serena Longhi, Alan Moss, Zhenghui Gordon Jiang, Simon C Robson
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a devastating disease that is associated with excessive inflammation in the intestinal tract in genetically susceptible individuals and potentially triggered by microbial dysbiosis. This illness markedly predisposes patients to thrombophilia and chronic debility as well as bowel, lymphatic, and liver cancers. Development of new therapies is needed to re-establish long-term immune tolerance in IBD patients without increasing the risk of opportunistic infections and cancer...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543911/polymorphism-of-tlr5-rs5744174-is-associated-with-disease-progression-in-chinese-patients-with-chronic-hbv-infection
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Lina Cao, Tong Zhang, Junping Zhu, Aixin Li, Kai Zheng, Nan Zhang, Bin Su, Wei Xia, Hao Wu, Ning Li, Qiushui He
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) play a crucial role in innate and adaptive immunity, protecting the host from viral pathogens. Studies have implicated that TLR5 is associated with various diseases such as autoimmune and inflammation related diseases. However, little is known about the relationship between TLR5 and hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. We studied the effect of TLR5 gene polymorphisms on susceptibility to and disease progression of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) infection in Chinese. Blood samples were taken from 636 patients with CHB, HBV-related liver cirrhosis (LC) or hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and 273 controls...
May 25, 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535988/drug-induced-autoimmune-hepatitis-response-to-corticosteroids-and-lack-of-relapse-after-cessation-of-steroids
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E Björnsson, O Bergmann, J G Jonasson, G Grondal, B Gudbjornsson, S Olafsson
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May 20, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506907/validity-criteria-for-the-diagnosis-of-fatty-liver-by-m-probe-based-controlled-attenuation-parameter
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Vincent Wai-Sun Wong, Salvatore Petta, Jean-Baptiste Hiriart, Calogero Cammà, Grace Lai-Hung Wong, Fabio Marra, Julien Vergniol, Anthony Wing-Hung Chan, Antonino Tuttolomondo, Wassil Merrouche, Henry Lik-Yuen Chan, Brigitte Le Bail, Umberto Arena, Antonio Craxì, Victor de Lédinghen
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Controlled attenuation parameter (CAP) can be performed together with liver stiffness measurement (LSM) by transient elastography (TE) and is often used to diagnose fatty liver. We aimed to define the validity criteria of CAP. METHODS: CAP was measured by the M probe prior to liver biopsy in 754 consecutive patients with different liver diseases at three centers in Europe and Hong Kong (derivation cohort, n=340; validation cohort, n=414; 101 chronic hepatitis B, 154 chronic hepatitis C, 349 non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, 37 autoimmune hepatitis, 49 cholestatic liver disease, 64 others; 277 F3-4; age 52±14; body mass index 27...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476944/impact-of-age-on-outcomes-with-immunotherapy-for-patients-with-melanoma
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Allison S Betof, Ryan D Nipp, Anita Giobbie-Hurder, Romany A N Johnpulle, Krista Rubin, Samuel M Rubinstein, Keith T Flaherty, Donald P Lawrence, Douglas B Johnson, Ryan J Sullivan
BACKGROUND: Monoclonal antibodies (mAb) targeting PD-1/PD-L1 have revolutionized melanoma treatment, yet data regarding effectiveness and tolerability across age groups is limited. We sought to determine the impact of age on overall survival (OS), progression-free survival (PFS), and rates of immune-mediated toxicities in patients treated with anti-PD-1/anti-PD-L1 mAb at two academic medical centers. METHODS: We retrospectively collected data on all patients with metastatic melanoma treated with anti-PD-1/PD-L1 mAb between May 2009 and April 2015...
May 5, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409377/laparoscopic-radical-antegrade-modular-pancreatosplenectomy-for-left-sided-pancreatic-cancer-using-the-ligament-of-treitz-approach
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Yusuke Ome, Kazuki Hashida, Mitsuru Yokota, Yoshio Nagahisa, Okabe Michio, Kazuyuki Kawamoto
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy (Lap-DP) for benign lesions or those with low malignant potential has been proven safe and effective, and its performance is now widespread [1-3]. Lap-DP for left-sided pancreatic cancer (PC) is also being increasingly performed. According to some reports, Lap-DP has superior short-term outcomes (blood loss, postoperative hospital stay) and comparable oncological outcomes and overall survival with those of open distal pancreatectomy (Op-DP) [4-6]...
April 13, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400566/serum-metabolomics-analysis-reveals-a-distinct-metabolic-profile-of-patients-with-primary-biliary-cholangitis
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Juan Hao, Tao Yang, Yang Zhou, Guo-Yuan Gao, Feng Xing, Yuan Peng, Yan-Yan Tao, Cheng-Hai Liu
Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is a chronic autoimmune liver disease associated with profound metabolic changes. The purpose of this study was to identify a distinctive metabolic signature from the training set with 29 PBC patients, 30 hepatitis B virus (HBV)-caused cirrhosis (HBC) and 41 healthy controls, and to validate the applicability and stability of the distinctive model from the validation set with 21 PBC patients, 7 autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) and 9 HBC. The sera were investigated using high resolution nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and the datasets were analyzed pairwise using pattern recognition methods...
April 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391417/differences-in-phenotypes-and-liver-transplantation-outcomes-by-age-group-in-patients-with-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis
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Jacqueline B Henson, Yuval A Patel, Julius M Wilder, Jiayin Zheng, Shein-Chung Chow, Lindsay Y King, Andrew J Muir
BACKGROUND: There is increasing evidence for a heterogeneity of phenotypes in primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), but differences across the age spectrum in adults with PSC have not been well characterized. AIMS: To characterize phenotypic variations and liver transplantation outcomes by age group in adults with PSC. METHODS: The United Network for Organ Sharing database was used to identify waitlist registrations for primary liver transplantation in adults with PSC...
April 8, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390159/the-natural-history-of-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-in-781-children-a-multicenter-international-collaboration
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Mark R Deneau, Wael El-Matary, Pamela L Valentino, Reham Abdou, Khaled Alqoaer, Mansi Amin, Achiya Z Amir, Marcus Auth, Fateh Bazerbachi, Annemarie Broderick, Albert Chan, Jillian Cotter, Sylvia Doan, Mounif El-Youssef, Federica Ferrari, Katryn N Furuya, Madeleine Gottrand, Frederic Gottrand, Nitika Gupta, Matjaz Homan, Binita M Kamath, Kyung Mo Kim, Kaija-Leena Kolho, Anastasia Konidari, Bart Koot, Raffaele Iorio, Oren Ledder, Cara Mack, Mercedes Martinez, Tamir Miloh, Parvathi Mohan, Niamh O'Cathain, Alexandra Papadopoulou, Amanda Ricciuto, Lawrence Saubermann, Pushpa Sathya, Eyal Shteyer, Vratislav Smolka, Atushi Tanaka, Raghu Varier, Veena Venkat, Bernadette Vitola, Miriam B Vos, Marek Woynarowski, Jason Yap, M K Jensen
BACKGROUND: There are limited data on the natural history of primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) in children. We aimed to describe the disease characteristics and long-term outcomes of pediatric PSC. METHODS: We retrospectively collected all pediatric PSC cases from 36 participating institutions and conducted a survival analysis from the date of PSC diagnosis to dates of diagnosis of portal hypertensive or biliary complications, cholangiocarcinoma, liver transplantation, or death...
April 8, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384326/increased-risk-of-sudden-sensorineural-hearing-loss-in-patients-with-hepatitis-virus-infection
#17
Hsin-Chien Chen, Chi-Hsiang Chung, Chih-Hung Wang, Jung-Chun Lin, Wei-Kuo Chang, Fu-Huang Lin, Chang-Huei Tsao, Yung-Fu Wu, Wu-Chien Chien
The etiology of sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) remains unclear. Possible causes of SSNHL include vascular diseases, viral infection, and autoimmune disorders. Therefore, we investigated whether hepatitis virus infection is correlated with the risk of SSNHL. Using data from the Taiwan Longitudinal Health Insurance Database, we conducted a retrospective matched-cohort study to compare patients diagnosed with hepatitis B or C virus (HBV/HCV) infections from January 1, 2000, to December 31, 2010, (N = 170,942) with frequency-matched controls (N = 512,826) at a ratio of 1:3 by sex, age, and index year...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381383/serum-soluble-st2-is-a-promising-prognostic-biomarker-in-hbv-related-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure
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Shao-Wen Jiang, Peng Wang, Xiao-Gang Xiang, Rui-Dong Mo, Lan-Yi Lin, Shi-San Bao, Jie Lu, Qing Xie
BACKGROUND: The IL-33/ST2 axis is involved in the pathogenesis of many diseases such as autoimmune diseases, cancer, and heart failure. However, studies of the IL-33/ST2 pathway in HBV-related acute-on-chronic liver failure (HBV-ACLF) are lacking. The present study aimed to determine the prognostic role of serum IL-33/soluble ST2 (sST2) in HBV-ACLF. METHODS: Serum levels of IL-33 and sST2 in healthy controls (HC, n=18), chronic hepatitis B (CHB, n=27) and HBV-ACLF (n=51) patients at the 1st and 4th week after enrollment were detected using ELISA, and clinical data were collected...
April 2017: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International: HBPD INT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379592/severe-hepatocytotoxicity-linked-to-denosumab
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S Malnick, Y Maor, E Melzer, N N Ziv-Sokolowskaia, M G Neuman
OBJECTIVE: Denosumab (Prolia, Amgen, Thousand Oaks, CA, USA) is a fully human antibody to the receptor activator of nuclear factor-KB ligand (RANKL). We present a case of submassive hepatic necrosis with evidence implicating cytokine induction resulting from an immune reaction to denosumab. CASE REPORT: A 72-year-old lady presented with elevated liver enzymes. One month previously, she received a s/c administration of 60 mg of denosumab. Viral hepatitis A, B and C and human herpes viruses 6-7 were negative as were routine autoimmune serology...
March 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357476/type-i-interferon-as-a-biomarker-in-autoimmunity-and-viral-infection-a-leukocyte-subset-specific-analysis-unveils-hidden-diagnostic-options
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Romy Strauß, Thomas Rose, Shaun M Flint, Jens Klotsche, Thomas Häupl, Markus Peck-Radosavljevic, Taketoshi Yoshida, Chieko Kyogoku, Alexandra Flechsig, Amy M Becker, Kathryn H Dao, Andreas Radbruch, Gerd-Rüdiger Burmester, Paul A Lyons, Laurie S Davis, Falk Hiepe, Andreas Grützkau, Robert Biesen
Interferon alpha and its surrogates, including IP-10 and SIGLEC1, paralleled changes of disease activity in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). However, the whole blood interferon signature (WBIFNS)-the current standard for type I IFN assessment in SLE-does not correlate with SLE disease activity in individual patients over time. The underlying causes for this apparent contradiction have not been convincingly demonstrated. Using a multicenter dataset of gene expression data from leukocyte subsets in SLE, we identify distinctive subset-specific contributions to the WBIFNS...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
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