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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931536/advances-in-atopic-dermatitis-in-2015
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REVIEW
Takashi Nomura, Kenji Kabashima
This review aims to highlight recently published articles on atopic dermatitis (AD). Updated are the insights into epidemiology, pathology, diagnostics, and therapy. Epidemiologic studies have revealed a positive correlation between AD and systemic conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and neonatal adiposity. Pathologic findings highlight the involvement of novel barrier factors (desmoplakin and claudin), novel immune cell subsets (pathogenic effector TH2 cells and group 2 innate lymphoid cells), and differential skewing of helper T cells (eg, TH17 dominance in Asians with AD)...
December 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927236/chronic-infantile-neurological-cutaneous-and-articular-cinca-syndrome-a-review
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REVIEW
Martina Finetti, Alessia Omenetti, Silvia Federici, Roberta Caorsi, Marco Gattorno
INTRODUCTION: The Chronic Infantile Neurological Cutaneous and Articular (CINCA, or Neonatal-onset multisystem inflammatory disease NOMID) is a rare autoinflammatory disease identified in 1987 by Prieur et al., typically characterized by the triad of skin rash, arthropathy and central nervous system manifestations. It represents the most severe phenotype of the cryopyrin-associated periodic syndrome (CAPS). CLINICAL DESCRIPTION AND ETIOLOGY: The syndrome is due to autosomal dominant gain of function mutations in NLRP3, which encodes a key component of the innate immunity that regulates the activation and secretion of interleukin (IL)-1β...
December 7, 2016: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918564/interleukin-33-induced-expression-of-pibf1-by-decidual-b-cells-protects-against-preterm-labor
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Bihui Huang, Azure N Faucette, Michael D Pawlitz, Bo Pei, Joshua W Goyert, Jordan Zheng Zhou, Nadim G El-Hage, Jie Deng, Jason Lin, Fayi Yao, Robert S Dewar, Japnam S Jassal, Maxwell L Sandberg, Jing Dai, Montserrat Cols, Cong Shen, Lisa A Polin, Ronald A Nichols, Theodore B Jones, Martin H Bluth, Karoline S Puder, Bernard Gonik, Nihar R Nayak, Elizabeth Puscheck, Wei-Zen Wei, Andrea Cerutti, Marco Colonna, Kang Chen
Preterm birth (PTB) is a leading cause of neonatal death worldwide. Intrauterine and systemic infection and inflammation cause 30-40% of spontaneous preterm labor (PTL), which precedes PTB. Although antibody production is a major immune defense mechanism against infection, and B cell dysfunction has been implicated in pregnancy complications associated with PTL, the functions of B cells in pregnancy are not well known. We found that choriodecidua of women undergoing spontaneous PTL harbored functionally altered B cell populations...
December 5, 2016: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910138/canine-and-feline-colostrum
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S Chastant-Maillard, C Aggouni, A Albaret, A Fournier, H Mila
Puppy and kitten survival over the first weeks is particularly dependent on colostrum, a specific secretion of the mammary gland produced during the first 2 days post-partum. Colostrum is a source of nutrients and immunoglobulins. It also contributes to the digestive tract maturation. Colostrum differentiates from milk mainly based on its concentration in immunoglobulins G: 20-30 g/L in dog colostrum, 40-50 g/L in cats' vs <1 g/L in milk. IgG concentration rapidly drops after parturition (-50% in 24 hr)...
November 30, 2016: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890454/effect-of-phototherapy-on-b-and-t-lymphocytes-in-egyptian-infants-suffering-from-neonatal-jaundice
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I K Eyada, A L El Saie, G A Ibrahem, N M Riad
BACKGROUND: Neonatal jaundice is one of the most common problems that affect newborn infants, and phototherapy is usually used for treatment. OBJECTIVES: Evaluation of the effect of phototherapy on neonatal immune system through measuring the percentage of B and T lymphocytes and determining the frequency of development of infections and need for hospitalisation during the first six months of life. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted on 50 full term new-borns; 25 with indirect hyperbilirubinaemia and treated with conventional phototherapy and 25 healthy matched neonates as untreated controls...
November 24, 2016: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885575/administration-of-huperzia-quadrifariata-extract-a-cholinesterase-inhibitory-alkaloid-mixture-has-neuroprotective-effects-in-a-rat-model-of-cerebral-hypoxia-ischemia
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F K Odorcyk, E F Sanches, F C Nicola, J Moraes, L F Pettenuzzo, J Kolling, C Siebert, A Longoni, E L Konrath, A Wyse, C A Netto
Neonatal hypoxia-ischemia (HI) is an etiologic component of several neurologic pathologies associated to cognitive impairment. The mechanisms involved in HI-induced tissue damage start immediately after HI and extend for days. Acetylcholine is an important neurotransmitter in the central nervous system and exerts a protector effect on tissue damage by modulating inflammation, and cholinesterase inhibitors have shown neuroprotective properties and their action are often attributed to inhibition of the immune response...
November 24, 2016: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884010/less-neutrophil-extracellular-trap-formation-in-term-newborns-than-in-adults
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Patrick Lipp, Johanna Ruhnau, Anja Lange, Antje Vogelgesang, Alexander Dressel, Matthias Heckmann
BACKGROUND: Newborns are prone to infections, which are independent predictors of neonatal mortality and morbidity. Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) are structures composed of chromatin and antimicrobial molecules that capture and kill pathogens. NETs may play an important role in the innate immune system and, thus, might be associated with impaired neonatal immune function. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to compare NET formation between term neonates and healthy adults...
November 25, 2016: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870827/augmented-th17-type-immune-responses-in-preterm-neonates-exposed-to-histologic-chorioamnionitis
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Daniel C Rito, Luke T Viehl, Paula M Buchanan, Seema Haridas, Joyce M Koenig
BACKGROUND: Histologic chorioamnionitis (HCA) is a placental inflammatory disorder that frequently precedes preterm delivery. HCA increases risk for long-standing inflammatory injury and may influence immune programming, particularly in preterm (PT) neonates. We hypothesized that HCA exposure is associated with an increased circulating frequency of pro-inflammatory, Th17-type responses. METHODS: Placental cord blood was collected from HCA-exposed or control neonates (23-41 weeks gestation)...
November 21, 2016: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865947/immune-responses-in-perinatal-brain-injury
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Jacqueline C Y Lai, Eridan Rocha-Ferreira, C Joakim Ek, Xiaoyang Wang, Henrik Hagberg, Carina Mallard
The perinatal period has often been described as immune deficient. However, it has become clear that immune responses in the neonate following exposure to microbes or as a result of tissue injury may be substantial and play a role in perinatal brain injury. In this article we will review the immune cell composition under normal physiological conditions in the perinatal period, both in the human and rodent. We will summarize evidence of the inflammatory responses to stimuli and discuss how neonatal immune activation, both in the central nervous system and in the periphery, may contribute to perinatal hypoxic-ischemic brain injury...
November 16, 2016: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863538/in-vivo-relevance-of-polymorphic-interleukin-8-promoter-haplotype-for-the-systemic-immune-response-to-lps-in-holstein-friesian-calves
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Bojan Stojkovic, Rachel M McLoughlin, Kieran G Meade
Interleukin 8, also known as CXC chemokine ligand 8 (CXCL8), is a critical chemokine in the recruitment of leukocytes to sites of infection and is a potent mediator of inflammation. We previously discovered 29 polymorphic sites in the promoter region of the bovine Interleukin 8 gene, which segregate into two distinct haplotypes, denoted IL8-h1 and IL8-h2. Population genetic analysis of these two haplotypes showed significant inter-breed differences in haplotype frequency, which is suggestive of selection acting at this locus...
December 2016: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863161/hla-dr-polymorphisms-influence-in-vivo-responses-to-staphylococcal-toxic-shock-syndrome-toxin-1-in-a-transgenic-mouse-model
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A Krogman, A Tilahun, C S David, V R Chowdhary, M P Alexander, G Rajagopalan
Toxic shock syndrome toxin-1 (TSST-1) is a potent superantigen produced by Staphylococcus aureus. In addition to menstrual and nonmenstrual toxic shock syndromes, TSST-1 is also implicated in the immunopathogenesis of pneumonia, infective endocarditis, neonatal exanthematous disease, and atopic dermatitis among others. Superantigens first bind to major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II molecules and then activate a large proportion of T cells by cross-linking their T cell receptor. As binding to MHC class II molecules is a critical step in the robust activation of the immune system by TSST-1 and other superantigens, polymorphic variations between different HLA-DR alleles could potentially influence the magnitude of immune activation and immunopathology caused by TSST-1...
November 15, 2016: HLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861499/maternal-filarial-infection-influences-the-development-of-regulatory-t-cells-in-children-from-infancy-to-early-childhood
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Madhusmita Bal, Manoranjan Ranjit, K Gopinath Achary, Ashok K Satapathy
BACKGROUND: Children born from filarial infected mothers are comparatively more susceptible to filarial infection than the children born to uninfected mothers. But the mechanism of such increased susceptibility to infection in early childhood is not exactly known. Several studies have shown the association of active filarial infection with T cell hypo-responsiveness which is mediated by regulatory T cells (Tregs). Since the Tregs develop in the thymus from CD4+ CD25hi thymocytes at an early stage of the human fetus, it can be hypothesized that the maternal infection during pregnancy affects the development of Tregs in children at birth as well as early childhood...
November 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859498/the-srl-peptide-of-rhesus-rotavirus-vp4-protein-governs-cholangiocyte-infection-and-the-murine-model-of-biliary-atresia
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Sujit K Mohanty, Bryan Donnelly, Inna Lobeck, Ashley Walther, Phylicia Dupree, Abigail Coots, Jaroslaw Meller, Monica McNeal, Karol Sestak, Greg Tiao
: Biliary atresia (BA) is a neonatal obstructive cholangiopathy which progresses to end stage liver disease, often requiring transplantation. The murine model of BA, employing rhesus rotavirus (RRV), parallels human disease and has been used to elucidate mechanistic aspects of a virus induced biliary cholangiopathy. We previously reported that RRV VP4 gene plays an integral role in activating the immune system and induction of BA. Utilizing rotavirus binding and blocking assays, this study elucidated how RRV VP4 protein governs cholangiocyte susceptibility to infection both in vitro and in vivo in the murine model of BA...
November 17, 2016: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849237/immunology-of-breast-milk
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Patricia Palmeira, Magda Carneiro-Sampaio
In the critical phase of immunological immaturity of the newborn, particularly for the immune system of mucous membranes, infants receive large amounts of bioactive components through colostrum and breast milk. Colostrum is the most potent natural immune booster known to science. Breastfeeding protects infants against infections mainly via secretory IgA (SIgA) antibodies, but also via other various bioactive factors. It is striking that the defense factors of human milk function without causing inflammation; some components are even anti-inflammatory...
September 2016: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835865/il-15-enhances-the-anti-tumor-activity-of-trastuzumab-against-breast-cancer-cells-but-causes-fatal-side-effects-in-humanized-tumor-mice-htm
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Anja K Wege, Florian Weber, Alexander Kroemer, Olaf Ortmann, Falk Nimmerjahn, Gero Brockhoff
Cancer immunotherapy has been shown to enhance established treatment regimens. We evaluated the potential reinforcing effect of IL-15 in trastuzumab treated humanized tumor mice (HTM) which were generated by concurrent transplantation of neonatal NOD-scid IL2Rγnull mice with human hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) and HER2 positive breast cancer cells (metastasizing SK-BR-3, solid tumor forming BT474). We found that trastuzumab treatment efficacy mainly depends on the immediate anti-tumorigenic cellular effect which is significantly enhanced by tumor interacting immune cells upon cotransplantion of HSC...
November 7, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835694/occult-hbv-infection-in-immunized-neonates-born-to-hbsag-positive-mothers-a-prospective-and-follow-up-study
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Ying Lu, Ya-Lin Liu, Jing-Jing Nie, Xiao-Feng Liang, Ling Yan, Fu-Zhen Wang, Xiang-Jun Zhai, Jian-Xun Liu, Feng-Cai Zhu, Zhan-Jun Chang, Jie Li
OBJECTIVE: Occult HBV infection (OBI) has been reported in infants born to HBsAg-positive mothers despite immunization. This study aims to determine the maintenance of this status in a prospective birth cohort. METHODS: A total of 158 neonates born to HBsAg-positive mothers were enrolled. All received passive-active immunization against HBV according to a 0-1-6 schedule. Sera were collected at 7 months of age. Those diagnosed with OBI were serially followed up at 12, 24 and 36 months of age...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830761/delayed-development-of-systemic-immunity-in-preterm-pigs-as-a-model-for-preterm-infants
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Duc Ninh Nguyen, Pingping Jiang, Hanne Frøkiær, Peter M H Heegaard, Thomas Thymann, Per T Sangild
Preterm neonates are highly sensitive to systemic infections in early life but little is known about systemic immune development following preterm birth. We hypothesized that preterm neonates have immature systemic immunity with distinct developmental trajectory for the first several weeks of life, relative to those born at near-term or term. Using pigs as a model, we characterized blood leukocyte subsets, antimicrobial activities and TLR-mediated cytokine production during the first weeks after preterm birth...
November 10, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827548/is-preterm-labor-influenced-by-the-maternal-fetal-interface
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Ana Luísa Areia, Pedro Rodrigues, Ana Alarcão, Ana Ladeirinha, Paulo Moura, Lina Carvalho
Preterm labor (PTL) accounts for almost 11% of deliveries, and is a major cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. T regulatory (Treg) cells may prevent fetal rejection by the maternal immune system under the influence of progesterone. Case control study was conducted to determine Treg cells, IL-10, TGF-β, and membrane progesterone receptorα (mPRα) in the maternal-fetal interface (placenta), including eight pregnant women with threatened PTL (study group) and 16 normal-delivery women (control group). Comparing study group versus control, mean gestational age of delivery differed significantly (p = 0...
November 9, 2016: Fetal and Pediatric Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820846/preclinical-immunomodulation-by-the-probiotic-bifidobacterium-breve-m-16v-in-early-life
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Maria Del Mar Rigo-Adrover, Àngels Franch, Margarida Castell, Francisco José Pérez-Cano
This study aimed to investigate the effect of supplementation with the probiotic Bifidobacterium breve M-16V on the maturation of the intestinal and circulating immune system during suckling. In order to achieve this purpose, neonatal Lewis rats were supplemented with the probiotic strain from the 6th to the 18th day of life. The animals were weighed during the study, and faecal samples were obtained and evaluated daily. On day 19, rats were euthanized and intestinal wash samples, mesenteric lymph node (MLN) cells, splenocytes and intraepithelial lymphocytes (IEL) were obtained...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814345/pro-inflammatory-immune-responses-in-leukocytes-of-premature-infants-exposed-to-maternal-chorioamnionitis-or-funisitis
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Courtney M Jackson, Casey B Wells, Meredith E Tabangin, Jareen Meinzen-Derr, Alan H Jobe, Claire A Chougnet
BACKGROUND: Acute chorioamnionitis contributes to premature birth, and is associated with post-birth complications. How chorioamnionitis impacts neonate's developing immune system has not been well defined. METHODS: Blood from extremely preterm infants (=28 weeks gestation) was drawn at the 1(st), 2(nd), and 4(th) week of life. Blood was either left unstimulated or stimulated for 4 hours with PMA/ionomycin. mRNA expression of transcription factors in unstimulated cells (RORC, TBET, GATA3, FOXP3) and inflammatory cytokines (IFN-γ, TNF-α, IL-2, IL-4, IL-5, and IL-6) in unstimulated and stimulated cells were analyzed...
November 4, 2016: Pediatric Research
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