Category: Autoimmunity
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is characterised by functional disability, pain, fatigue and body composition alterations that can further impact on the physical dysfunction seen in RA. RA is also associated with systemic manifestations, most notably an increased risk for cardiovascular disease
Macrophagic myofasciitis (MMF) syndrome is a subtype of autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA) or Shoenfeld's syndrome, characterized by the presence of stereotyped inflammatory lesions at muscle biopsy attesting the longterm persistence of aluminum hydroxide particles at the site of previous immunization
Kinases and transcriptional regulators are fundamental components of cell signaling that are expressed on many types of immune cells which are involved in secretion of cytokines, cell proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis. Both play important roles in biological responses in health as well as in illnesses such as the autoimmune diseases which comprise at least 80 disorders
G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are the largest family of receptors in humans. GPCRs are seven-transmembrane receptors that are activated by the binding of a ligand to the extracellular domain. In addition to the endogenous ligands, auto-antibodies (aab) can also bind to the GPCRs. They can activate different and specific cellular pathways which contribute to various diseases
Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors are a relatively new addition to our tools for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA)1. They are responsible for transduction of more than 38 cytokinases2, with diffuse metabolic/immunologic implications.
Autoantibodies have been associated with autoimmune diseases. However, studies have identified autoantibodies in healthy donors (HD) who do not develop autoimmune disorders. Here we provide evidence of a network of immunoglobulin G (IgG) autoantibodies targeting G protein-coupled receptors (GPCR) in HD compared to patients with systemic sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, and ovarian cancer
The use of vaccines including aluminum (Al)–based adjuvants is widespread among small ruminants and other animals. They are associated with the appearance of transient injection site nodules corresponding to granulomas.
Aluminum (Al)-containing vaccines are common in sheep management and they have been associated with the Autoimmune/inflammatory Syndrome Induced by Adjuvants (ASIA syndrome). The aim of this study was to investigate cognitive and behavioral changes in sheep subjected to a protocol of repetitive inoculation with Al-containing products.
Objective: Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is the most severe complication of idiopathic inflammatory myositis (IIM), resulting in significant increase in morbidity and mortality and for which the best treatment remains controversial. We conducted a meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy of therapies used for the management of IIM-related ILD
Dampness and Mold Hypersensitivity Syndrome (DMHS) associates with several other neglected medical conditions such as the Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) [1] and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)