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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818516/autoimmune-potential-of-perchloroethylene-role-of-lipid-derived-aldehydes
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Gangduo Wang, Jianling Wang, G A Shakeel Ansari, M Firoze Khan
Tetrachloroethene (perchloroethylene, PCE), an ubiquitous environmental contaminant, has been implicated in inducing autoimmunity/autoimmune diseases (ADs), including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and scleroderma in humans. However, experimental evidence suggesting the potential of PCE in mediating autoimmunity is lacking. This study was, therefore, undertaken to explore PCE's potential in inducing/exacerbating an autoimmune response. Six-week old female MRL+/+ mice, in groups of 6 each, were treated with PCE (0...
August 14, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811075/regulatory-t-cell-deficient-scurfy-mice-exhibit-a-th2-m2-like-inflammatory-response-in-the-skin
#2
Stefanie Haeberle, Verena Raker, Jessica Haub, Yong O Kim, Shih-Yen Weng, Osman K Yilmaz, Alexander Enk, Kerstin Steinbrink, Detlef Schuppan, Eva N Hadaschik
BACKGROUND: Scurfy mice have a functional defect in regulatory T cells (Treg), which leads to lethal multi-organ inflammation. The missing Treg function results in uncontrolled autoimmune cellular and humoral inflammatory responses. We and others have previously shown that during the course of disease scurfy mice develop severe skin inflammation and autoantibodies including anti-nuclear autoantibodies (ANA). OBJECTIVE: Autoimmune skin inflammation and ANA are hallmarks for the diagnosis of autoimmune connective tissue diseases; therefore we analyzed scurfy mice for typical signs of these diseases...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810614/evolution-of-correlation-between-helicobacter-pylori-infection-and-autoimmune-liver-disease
#3
Xin-Guo Peng, Yu-Yuan Li, Hui-Ting Chen, Yan Zhou, Jian-Guo Ma, Hong-Min Yin
The present study was planned to evaluate correlation between Helicobacter pylori (HP) infection and autoimmune liver disease (AILD). A total of 60 patients diagnosed with AILD in Affiliated Hospital of Binzhou Medical College were continuously enrolled in the present study. HP infection was detected by 13C-urea breath test. The levels of anti-myeloperoxidase were tested by ELISA. The positive rate of anti-nuclear antibody (ANA), anti-mitochondrial antibody (AMA), anti-smooth muscle antibody (SMA) and anti-neutrophil cytoplasm antibody (ANCA) were tested by indirect immunofluorescence...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761166/anti-centromere-antibody-exhibits-specific-distribution-levels-among-anti-nuclear-antibodies-and-may-characterize-a-distinct-subset-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#4
Nobuo Kuramoto, Koichiro Ohmura, Katsunori Ikari, Koichiro Yano, Moritoshi Furu, Noriyuki Yamakawa, Motomu Hashimoto, Hiromu Ito, Takao Fujii, Kosaku Murakami, Ran Nakashima, Yoshitaka Imura, Naoichiro Yukawa, Hajime Yoshifuji, Atsuo Taniguchi, Shigeki Momohara, Hisashi Yamanaka, Fumihiko Matsuda, Tsuneyo Mimori, Chikashi Terao
Anti-centromere antibody (ACA) is one of the classical anti-nuclear antibody (ANA) staining patterns. However, characteristics of ACA in comparison with the other ANA patterns and clinical features of ACA-positive subjects have not been elucidated. Here, we examined all ANA patterns by indirect immunofluorescence for 859 rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. Together with the ANA data of 9,575 healthy volunteers, we compared distributions of the ANA levels. ACA was the only ANA that demonstrated a definite bimodal distribution of levels...
July 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751233/sputum-autoantibodies-in-severe-eosinophilic-asthma
#5
Manali Mukherjee, David C Bulir, Katherine Radford, Melanie Kjarsgaard, Chynna Margaret Huang, Elizabeth A Jacobsen, Sergei I Ochkur, Ana Catuneanu, Hanah Lamothe-Kipnes, James Mahony, James J Lee, Paige Lacy, Parameswaran K Nair
BACKGROUND: The persistence of eosinophils in sputum despite high doses of corticosteroids indicates disease severity in asthma. Chronic inflamed airways over time may lose tolerance to immunogenic entities released upon frequent eosinophil degranulation, which further contributes to disease severity and necessitates increase in maintenance corticosteroids. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the possibility of a polyclonal autoimmune event in asthmatic airways, and identify associated clinical and molecular characteristics...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748509/clinical-characteristics-and-thrombosis-outcomes-of-paediatric-antiphospholipid-syndrome-analysis-of-58-patients
#6
Jingran Ma, Hongmei Song, Min Wei, Yanyan He
The study aims to analyse the clinical and immunological manifestations of paediatric antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) in patients, based on the 2006 revised classification criteria of definite APS. Fifty-eight paediatric patients with APS were enrolled and analysed retrospectively. A total of 37 female and 21 male patients with a mean age of 14 ± 3 years at disease onset were included. Fourteen (24%) cases were primary APS, and 40 (69%) cases were secondary to systemic lupus erythaematosus (SLE). Anti-nuclear antibody (ANA) positivity and hypocomplementemia were more common in secondary APS than in primary APS...
July 26, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741088/the-autoimmune-inflammatory-syndrome-induced-by-adjuvants-asia-shoenfeld-s-syndrome-descriptive-analysis-of-300-patients-from-the-international-asia-syndrome-registry
#7
Abdulla Watad, Mariana Quaresma, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi, Ricard Cervera, Jan Willem Cohen Tervaert, Howard Amital, Yehuda Shoenfeld
The autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA) is a recently identified condition in which the exposure to an adjuvant leads to an aberrant autoimmune response. We aimed to summarize the results obtained from the ASIA syndrome registry up to December 2016, in a descriptive analysis of 300 cases of ASIA syndrome, with a focus on the adjuvants, the clinical manifestations, and the relationship with other autoimmune diseases. A Web-based registry, based on a multicenter international study, collected clinical and laboratory data in a form of a questionnaire applied to patients with ASIA syndrome...
July 25, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701508/prdm1-regulates-thymic-epithelial-function-to-prevent-autoimmunity
#8
Natalie A Roberts, Brian D Adams, Nicholas I McCarthy, Reuben M Tooze, Sonia M Parnell, Graham Anderson, Susan M Kaech, Valerie Horsley
Autoimmunity is largely prevented by medullary thymic epithelial cells (TECs) through their expression and presentation of tissue-specific Ags to developing thymocytes, resulting in deletion of self-reactive T cells and supporting regulatory T cell development. The transcription factor Prdm1 has been implicated in autoimmune diseases in humans through genome-wide association studies and in mice using cell type-specific deletion of Prdm1 in T and dendritic cells. In this article, we demonstrate that Prdm1 functions in TECs to prevent autoimmunity in mice...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628673/multiple-tolerance-defects-contribute-to-the-breach-of-b-cell-tolerance-in-new-zealand-black-chromosome-1-congenic-mice
#9
Nan-Hua Chang, Kieran P Manion, Christina Loh, Evelyn Pau, Yuriy Baglaenko, Joan E Wither
Lupus is characterized by a loss of B cell tolerance leading to autoantibody production. In this study, we explored the mechanisms underlying this loss of tolerance using B6 congenic mice with an interval from New Zealand Black chromosome 1 (denoted c1(96-100)) sufficient for anti-nuclear antibody production. Transgenes for soluble hen egg white lysozyme (sHEL) and anti-HEL immunoglobulin were crossed onto this background and various tolerance mechanisms examined. We found that c1(96-100) mice produced increased levels of IgM and IgG anti-HEL antibodies compared to B6 mice and had higher proportions of germinal center B cells and long-lived plasma cells, suggesting a germinal center-dependent breach of B cell anergy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628475/predictive-autoimmunity-using-autoantibodies-screening-for-anti-nuclear-antibodies
#10
Dolores Pérez, Boris Gilburd, Óscar Cabrera-Marante, Jose A Martínez-Flores, Manuel Serrano, Laura Naranjo, Daniel Pleguezuelo, Luis Morillas, Ora Shovman, Estela Paz-Artal, Yehuda Shoenfeld, Antonio Serrano
BACKGROUND: Early detection of antinuclear antibodies (ANA) in asymptomatic subjects is useful to predict autoimmune diseases years before diagnosis. ANA have been determined by indirect immunofluorescence (IIF) using human epithelial type 2 (HEp-2) cells, which is considered the gold standard technique. Multiplex technology (BioPlex ANA Screen) has been introduced for ANA evaluation in recent years. Nevertheless, concordance between BioPlex and IIF is low and there is no harmonization between both methods for detection of autoantibodies...
June 17, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620656/oxidative-t-cell-modifications-in-lupus-and-sjogren-s-syndrome
#11
F M Strickland, T Mau, M O'Brien, A Ghosh, B C Richardson, R Yung
OBJECTIVES: Lupus flares are triggered by environmental agents that cause oxidative stress, but the mechanisms involved are unclear. The flares are characterized by oxidative modifications of proteins by 4-hydroxynonenals, malondialdehydes, carbonyls and nitration. These modifications have been proposed to induce and perpetuate lupus flares by "altered self" mechanisms. An epigenetically altered CD4+CD28+ T cell subset, caused at least in part by nitration of T cell signaling molecules, is found in patients with active lupus, and nitrated T cells are sufficient to cause lupus-like autoimmunity in animal models...
April 2017: Lupus (Los Angeles)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590340/colonic-phenotypes-are-associated-with-poorer-response-to-anti-tnf-therapies-in-patients-with-ibd
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Soon Man Yoon, Talin Haritunians, Sultan Chhina, Zhenqiu Liu, Shaohong Yang, Carol Landers, Dalin Li, Byong Duk Ye, David Shih, Eric A Vasiliauskas, Andrew Ippoliti, Shervin Rabizadeh, Stephan R Targan, Gil Y Melmed, Dermot P B McGovern
BACKGROUND: Although anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) agents are effective in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), many patients either do not respond to anti-TNF treatment or lose response over time. The aim of this study was to determine factors associated with response to anti-TNF therapy in IBD. METHODS: Patients with Crohn's disease (CD) or ulcerative colitis who had consented to participate in a genetics registry and been treated with anti-TNF agents were evaluated retrospectively and categorized as primary nonresponders or secondary nonresponders...
August 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587625/anti-nuclear-autoantibodies-in-the-general-german-population-prevalence-and-lack-of-association-with-selected-cardiovascular-and-metabolic-disorders-findings-of-a-multicenter-population-based-study
#13
Manas K Akmatov, Nadja Röber, Wolfgang Ahrens, Dieter Flesch-Janys, Julia Fricke, Halina Greiser, Kathrin Günther, Rudolf Kaaks, Yvonne Kemmling, Bastian Krone, Jakob Linseisen, Christa Meisinger, Susanne Moebus, Nadia Obi, Carlos A Guzman, Karsten Conrad, Frank Pessler
BACKGROUND: We determined the prevalence of anti-nuclear autoantibodies (ANAs) in the German adult population and examined the association between ANAs and cardiovascular and metabolic disorders. METHODS: We used data and blood samples from the pretest phases of the German National Cohort, obtained from six of the 18 study centers (n = 1199). All centers applied standardized instruments including face-to-face interviews, anthropometric measurements and collection of blood samples...
June 6, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587585/the-impact-of-biological-treatments-on-the-anti-dsdna-and-anti-nucleosome-tests
#14
M Infantino, V Grossi, M Benucci, F Li Gobbi, A Damiani, M Manfredi
Background Anti-double stranded DNA antibodies are a very heterogeneous group of antibodies, quite specific for systemic lupus erythematosus. Newer technologies, such as addressable laser bead immunoassays (ALBIA), show great potential as a diagnostic application. The production of anti-double stranded DNA antibodies is often encountered in inflammatory arthritis; however, literature reports that the actual onset of drug induced lupus in patients treated with biological drugs is a rare event. False positive results for anti-double stranded DNA and anti-nucleosome antibodies detected in patients with inflammatory arthritis treated with different biologics prompted the investigation of full autoantibody profiles to evaluate each biomarker's diagnostic performance in systemic lupus erythematosus...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565826/transcriptional-profiling-of-leukocytes-from-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-before-and-after-anti-tumor-necrosis-factor-therapy-a-comparison-of-anti-nuclear-antibody-positive-and-negative-subsets
#15
Laurie S Davis, Andreas M Reimold
Anti-nuclear antibodies (ANAs) may be induced in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) receiving anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) therapy with TNF inhibitors (TNFi), etanercept, infliximab or adalimumab. In the present study, 11 patients who were TNFi drug naive were started on TNFi at a time of high disease activity. Of these, all cases were positive for rheumatoid factor and 9 cases tested were positive for anti-citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) antibodies prior to TNFi treatment. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and serum were collected from all patients before and after TNFi therapy...
May 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544593/performance-of-anti-nuclear-antibodies-for-classifying-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-systematic-literature-review-and-meta-regression-of-diagnostic-data
#16
Nicolai Leuchten, Annika Hoyer, Ralph Brinks, Monika Schoels, Matthias Schneider, Josef Smolen, Sindhu R Johnson, David Daikh, Thomas Dörner, Martin Aringer, George Bertsias
OBJECTIVE: To review the published literature on the performance of indirect immunofluorescence (IIF)-HEp-2 ANA testing for classification of SLE. METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted in the MEDLINE, EMBASE and COCHRANE databases for articles published between January 1990 and October 2015. The research question was structured according to PICO (Population, Intervention, Comparator, Outcome) format rules, and PRISMA recommendations were followed where appropriate...
May 23, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532574/prevalence-and-correlates-of-hepatitis-c-virus-associated-inflammatory-arthritis-in-a-population-based-cohort
#17
Elizabeth D Ferucci, Tammy L Choromanski, Danielle T Varney, Holly S Ryan, Lisa J Townshend-Bulson, Brian J McMahon, Mark H Wener
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to determine the prevalence of hepatitis C virus-associated inflammatory arthritis, to describe its clinical and immunologic correlates, and to identify features that are characteristic of arthritis in chronic hepatitis C. METHODS: Participants with chronic hepatitis C infection enrolled in a population-based cohort study in Alaska and who had not received anti-viral treatment for hepatitis C were recruited. In a cross-sectional study, we assessed joint symptoms and signs, performed autoantibody and cytokine testing, and abstracted medical records for features of hepatitis C and arthritis...
April 24, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526333/systemic-manifestations-of-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-in-the-nod-b10sn-h2-b-j-mouse-model
#18
Jeremy Kiripolsky, Long Shen, Yichen Liang, Alisa Li, Lakshmanan Suresh, Yun Lian, Quan-Zhen Li, Daniel P Gaile, Jill M Kramer
Animal models that recapitulate human disease are crucial for the study of Sjögren's Syndrome (SS). While several SS mouse models exist, there are few primary SS (pSS) models that mimic systemic disease manifestations seen in humans. Similar to pSS patients, NOD.B10Sn-H2(b)/J (NOD.B10) mice develop exocrine gland disease and anti-nuclear autoantibodies. However, the disease kinetics and spectrum of extra-glandular disease remain poorly characterized in this model. Our objective was to characterize local and systemic SS manifestations in depth in NOD...
May 17, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515509/anti-nuclear-cytoplasmic-antibody-associated-vasculitis-a-probable-adverse-effect-of-sofosbuvir-treatment-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients
#19
Youssef K Ahmad, Salwa Tawfeek, Mohamed Sharaf-Eldin, Hassan E Elbatea, Abdelrahman Kobtan, Ferial El-Kalla, Rehab Badawi, Sherief Abd-Elsalam
Background: Egypt has the largest hepatitis C virus (HCV) epidemic worldwide. Sofosbuvir is an antiviral drug acting by inhibition of the HCV NS5B polymerase. It has shown high efficacy in combination with several other drugs and has a low reported rate of side effects. Objective: The aim of this prospective cohort study was to assess the safety of sofosbuvir-based treatment regimens used to treat chronic hepatitis C infections and to detect any side effects of sofosbuvir not previously reported. Methods: We studied treatment side effects in 3,000 patients with chronic HCV infection treated with sofosbuvir and ribavirin for 24 weeks or treated by pegylated interferon, sofosbuvir, and ribavirin triple therapy for 12 weeks...
April 2017: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502960/circulating-anti-nuclear-antibodies-in-systemic-sclerosis-utility-in-diagnosis-and-disease-subsetting
#20
Masataka Kuwana
The presence of circulating anti-nuclear antibodies (ANAs) is a hallmark of immune dysregulation in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). Currently, a variety of SSc-specific ANAs, including anticentromere, anti-topoisomerase I, and anti-RNA polymerase III antibodies, have been well characterized, and their commercial kits are available worldwide. Since these autoantibodies are specifically detected in SSc patients and are associated with unique sets of disease manifestations, they are widely used in routine clinical practice for diagnosis, clinical subgrouping, and prediction of future organ involvements and prognosis...
2017: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
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