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Man Chu, Lai Shan Tam, Jing Zhu, Delong Jiao, De Hua Liu, Zhe Cai, Jie Dong, Christopher Wei Kai Lam, Chun Kwok Wong
The newly named interleukin (IL)-36 subfamily member IL-38 has been shown to exert anti-inflammatory activity. However, the in vivo immunomodulatory activity of IL-38 was poorly investigated in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We have investigated the expression of CD4(+)IL-17(+) Th17, CD4(+)IFN-γ(+) Th1 and CD3(+)CD4(-)CD8(-) double negative (DN) T cells and the related immunopathological mechanisms in female MRL/lpr mice model of spontaneous lupus-like disease, with or without IL-38 treatment. Intravenous administration of murine recombinant IL-38 into MRL/lpr mice can ameliorate the lupus-like clinical symptoms including proteinuria, leukocyteuria and skin lesions...
October 17, 2016: Immunobiology
Emily May Lent, Lee C B Crouse, Shannon M Wallace
Subacute and subchronic studies were conducted to assess the toxicity of 2,4-dinitroanisole (DNAN) and to provide information important for protecting the health of military and civilian personnel. In the subchronic study, male and female Sprague-Dawley rats were dosed with DNAN via oral gavage at 0, 1.25, 5, 20, and 80 mg/kg/d. Likely owing to its conversion to 2,4-dinitrophenol, an inhibitor of energy homeostasis, DNAN caused an apparent increase in metabolism, leading to reduced feed efficiency ratios and body mass gains in males...
October 7, 2016: International Journal of Toxicology
Q A Hill, L C Harrison, A D Padmakumar, R G Owen, K R Prasad, G F Lucas, P Tachtatzis
OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE: Transplantation-mediated alloimmune thrombocytopenia (TMAT) occurs when leukocytes transferred in a donor organ from a patient with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), mount a response against recipient platelets. We present the first fatal case of TMAT following liver transplantation and review its aetiology and treatment. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: The liver donor had ITP and died from an intracranial haemorrhage. The recipient platelet count fell to 2 × 10(9)/l on post-operative day 2...
October 21, 2016: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Tomas Ganz
Macrophages exert multiple important roles in iron metabolism. As scavengers, splenic and hepatic macrophages phagocytize and degrade senescent and damaged erythrocytes to recycle iron, predominantly for the production of hemoglobin in new erythrocytes. Splenic red pulp macrophages are specialized for iron recycling, with increased expression of proteins for the uptake of hemoglobin, breakdown of heme, and export of iron. Iron release from macrophages is closely regulated by the interaction of hepcidin, a peptide hormone produced by hepatocytes, with the macrophage iron exporter ferroportin...
October 2016: Microbiology Spectrum
Madhu M Ouseph, Malorie Simons, Diana O Treaba, Evgeny Yakirevich, Peter H Green, Govind Bhagat, Steven F Moss, Shamlal Mangray
We present a 59-year-old male with poorly controlled celiac disease (CD) and fatal Streptococcus pneumoniae sepsis, describe the morphologic findings, and stress the need for monitoring splenic function and pneumococcal vaccination in these patients.
August 2016: ACG Case Reports Journal
Amparo Valverde Martinez, Susana Roldan Ortiz, Mercedes Fornell Ariza, Maria Jesús Castro Santiago
The splenic epidermoid cysts are rare benign tumors, and a definitive treatment remains unclear. Although some spleen-preserving approaches have been reportedly used, splenic cyst recurrence usually occurs in true cyst cases, wherein the cyst is incompletely removed. In our case, partial splenectomy was performed and the giant cyst was completely removed.
October 2016: Clinical Case Reports
Francisco García Angarita, Alfonso Sanjuanbenito Dehesa
Accessory splenectomy should be considered in any patient with recurrence of immune thrombocytopenic purpura, if studies (scintigraphy using heat-damaged Tc99m-labeled red blood cells) are suggestive of residual functional splenic tissue. The most common benefit after removal of accessory spleen seems to be the reduction of dose in medical treatment.
October 2016: Clinical Case Reports
Uma Sriram, Beth L Hill, Jonathan M Cenna, Larisa Gofman, Nicole C Fernandes, Bijayesh Haldar, Raghava Potula
Methamphetamine (METH) is a widely used psychostimulant that severely impacts the host's innate and adaptive immune systems and has profound immunological implications. T cells play a critical role in orchestrating immune responses. We have shown recently how chronic exposure to METH affects T cell activation using a murine model of lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) infection. Using the TriCOM (trinary state combinations) feature of GemStone™ to study the polyfunctionality of T cells, we have analyzed how METH affected the cytokine production pattern over the course of chronic LCMV infection...
2016: PloS One
Michel J Massaad, Jia Zhou, Daisuke Tsuchimoto, Janet Chou, Haifa Jabara, Erin Janssen, Salomé Glauzy, Brennan G Olson, Henner Morbach, Toshiro K Ohsumi, Klaus Schmitz, Markianos Kyriacos, Jennifer Kane, Kumiko Torisu, Yusaku Nakabeppu, Luigi D Notarangelo, Eliane Chouery, Andre Megarbane, Peter B Kang, Eman Al-Idrissi, Hasan Aldhekri, Eric Meffre, Masayuki Mizui, George C Tsokos, John P Manis, Waleed Al-Herz, Susan S Wallace, Raif S Geha
Alterations in the apoptosis of immune cells have been associated with autoimmunity. Here, we have identified a homozygous missense mutation in the gene encoding the base excision repair enzyme Nei endonuclease VIII-like 3 (NEIL3) that abolished enzymatic activity in 3 siblings from a consanguineous family. The NEIL3 mutation was associated with fatal recurrent infections, severe autoimmunity, hypogammaglobulinemia, and impaired B cell function in these individuals. The same homozygous NEIL3 mutation was also identified in an asymptomatic individual who exhibited elevated levels of serum autoantibodies and defective peripheral B cell tolerance, but normal B cell function...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Clinical Investigation
R Lin, Q Wang, B Qi, Y Huang, G Yang
Neuromedin S (NMS), a 36-amino acid neuropeptide, has been found to be involved in the regulation of the endocrine activity. It has been also detected in immune tissues in mammals, what suggests that NMS may play an important role in the regulation of immune response. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the presence of NMS receptor 1 (NMU1R) and effect of NMS in pig splenic lymphocytes (SPLs) and pulmonary alveolar macrophages (PAMs). The presence of NMU1R in pig SPLs and PAMs was respectively confirmed by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), western blot analysis and immunocytochemical methods...
September 1, 2016: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
Takafumi Shima, Yoshinori Tanaka, Kunihiro Katsuragi, Nagahisa Fujio, Shuichi Nakatani, Yasutsugu Kobayashi, Tadayuki Hida
BACKGROUND: A sarcoid reaction is a phenomenon characterized by histologically proven granulomatous lesions without evidence of sarcoidosis. This pathology is a benign tumor itself, but several reports have described sarcoid reactions accompanying malignant tumors. Sarcoid reactions occur in various cancers, such as skin, lung, ovary, stomach, and breast cancers. However, only a few published reports have described sarcoid reactions in patients with colorectal cancer. CASE PRESENTATION: A 76-year-old woman underwent laparoscopic sigmoidectomy for sigmoid colon cancer...
December 2016: Surgical Case Reports
Hamed Golmohammadzadeh, Ghodratollah Maddah, Yavar Shams Hojjati, Abbas Abdollahi, Hossein Shabahang
BACKGROUND: Splenic cysts are known as rare clinical encounter. Classifying into primary (true) and secondary cysts (pseudocysts), true cysts contain cellular epithelial lining and subdivided into parasitic and non-parasitic cysts. This study aimed to determine the outcome of treatment in patients with splenic cyst. METHODS: All patients with splenic cyst who had been treated in Department of General Surgery of Ghaem and Omid teaching hospitals over a 24-year period were identified...
2016: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
Amit Shrivastava, Jagadeesh Singh Rampal, D Nageshwar Reddy, Guduru Venkat Rao
BACKGROUND: Gastro-Intestinal bleeding remains a frequent clinical dilemma and common cause of hospitalization, morbidity and mortality. CASE REPORT: We report a case of pseudo aneurysm of splenic artery developed after an episode of acute on chronic pancreatitis which was treated by direct percutaneous puncture of pseudoaneurysm and embolization by coils. CONCLUSIONS: The aim was to preserve the main splenic artery and avoid the complications of splenic artery embolization like infarcts and abscess...
2016: Polish Journal of Radiology
Purushottam Kumar, Arshad Hasan, Manoj Kumar, Veena Singh
Hydatid cyst is a common health problem of world in sheep grazing area. Liver is the most commonly involved organ. Splenic hydatid cyst is uncommon and its isolated involvement is very rare. We are presenting a case of isolated hydatid cyst of spleen in a sixty one year old female patient with complaints of pain in the left hypochondrium, dyspepsia and features of gastritis for the last 1 year. The diagnosis was confirmed by Contrast enhanced CT scan (CECT). Laparoscopic splenectomy was performed. The aim of this case report is to emphasize that the most important factor in diagnosing splenic hydatid cyst is the awareness of its possibility and the intraoperative precautions which will decrease morbidity and mortality in the postoperative period...
October 12, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Hiroki Sugita, Hideyuki Kuroki, Takahiko Akiyama, Nobuya Daitoku, Rumi Tashima, Hiroshi Tanaka, Shinobu Honda, Masahiko Hirota
INTRODUCTION: In a distal pancreatectomy combined with a distal gastrectomy, the splenic artery and vein must be conserved. However, it is not easy in pure laparoscopic surgery. We performed a hand-assisted laparoscopic spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy (HALS-SPDP) combined with a laparoscopic distal gastrectomy (LDG) for the treatment of a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (NET) with early gastric cancer. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 67-year-old male was hospitalized with no complaint...
October 8, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Mallaiah Devanabanda, Shaik Abdul Latheef, Ramanadham Madduri
Understanding the effects of nanoparticles (NP) on immune cell functions is essential in designing safe and effective NP-based in vivo drug delivery systems. The immunomodulatory potential of gold nanoparticles (GNP) and silver nanoparticles (SNP) was investigated in vitro using murine splenic and human peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL) in terms of effects on viability and mitogen-induced proliferation. Hydrodynamic size and number of NP were characterized using NP tracking analysis (NTA); modal diameters of GNP and SNP were 28 (±1...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Immunotoxicology
Pierre-Francois Plouin
OBJECTIVE: ARCADIA (Assessment of Renal and Cervical Artery DysplasIA) is a registry designed to assess in adults with fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) the distribution of arterial lesions and the frequency of FMD affecting at least two vascular beds (multisite FMD). DESIGN AND METHOD: Patients were eligible if they had non-atherosclerotic, non-inflammatory and non-syndromic stenosing lesions affecting renal (RA) and/or cervico-encephalic (CEA) arteries and gave informed consent to undergo skull to pelvis angiographic imaging using CT-, MR-, or digital subtraction-angiography...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Seo In Lee, Jin Joo Kim, Hyuk Jun Yang, Keun Lee
Isolated spontaneous dissection of the celiac trunk is rarely diagnosed in acute abdominal pain. We present two cases of celiac trunk and splenic artery dissection with splenic infarction. Patients were successfully managed and stabilized by medical treatment. Isolated celiac trunk dissection can be fatal, therefore providers should be careful not to overlook this entity.
December 2015: Clin Exp Emerg Med
Giulio Illuminati, Francesco G Calio', Giulia Pizzardi, Chiara Amatucci, Federica Masci, Piergaspare Palumbo
INTRODUCTION: Intra and perioperative anticoagulation in patients with heparin induced thrombocytopenia (HIT), candidates for peripheral vascular surgery remains a challenge, as the best alternative to heparin has not yet been established. We evaluated the off-label use of fondaparinux in four patients with HIT, undergoing peripheral vascular surgery procedures. PRESENTATION OF CASES: Four patients of whom 3 men of a mean age of 66 years, with proven heparin induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) underwent two axillo-femoral bypasses, one femoro-popliteal bypass and one resection of a splenic artery aneurysm under fondaparinux...
October 8, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Afag Aghayeva, Bilgi Baca, Deniz Atasoy, Onur Bayraktar, Volkan Ozben, Ilknur Erguner, Ismail Hamzaoglu, Tayfun Karahasanoglu
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November 2016: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
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