Targeting Granulocyte-Monocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor Signaling in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Future Prospects
AbstractRheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic, autoimmune disease that affects joints and extra-articular structures. In the last decade, the management of this chronic disease has dramatically changed with the introduction of several targeted mechanisms of action, such as tumor necrosis factor- α inhibition, T-cell costimulation inhibition, B-cell depletion, interleukin-6 blockade, and Janus kinase inhibition. Beyond its well-known hematopoietic role on the proliferation and differentiation of myeloid cells, granulocyte-monocyte colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) is a proinflammatory medi ator acting as a cytokine, with a proven pathogenetic role in autoimmune disorders such as RA. In vitro studies clearly demonstrated the effect of GM-CSF in the communication between resident tissue cells and activated macrophages at chronic inflammation sites, and confirmed the elevation of GM-CSF levels in inflamed synovial tissue of RA subjects compared with healthy controls. Moreover, a pivotal role of GM-CSF in the perception of pain has been clearly confirmed. Therefore, blockade of the GM-CSF pathway by monoclonal antibodies directed against the cytokine itself or its receptor has been investigated in refractory RA patients. Overall, the safety profile of GM-CSF inhibitors seems to be very favorable, with a particularly low incidence of infectious complications. The efficacy of this new mechanism of action is comparable with main competitors, even though the response rates re...
Publication date: Available online 23 September 2020Source: Anaesthesia Critical Care &Pain MedicineAuthor(s): Vincent Laudenbach, Aude Charollais, Sophie Radi, Marie-Hélène Stumpf, Anne Vincent, Ingrid Kaltwasser, Tiphaine Tomczyk, Jacques Benichou, Philippe Leroux, Stéphane Marret
CONCLUSIONS: This method has wide-scale application prospects in the identification of metabolites. Considering that limited research has been conducted in this area, this study proposes metabolic pathways to further understand mechanisms of isochlorogenic acid A and the forms that are truly effective in vivo. PMID: 32964757 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: SO remains a threatening clinical diagnosis that poses diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. It can be triggered post-traumatic, but also any intraocular surgery. This should be taken into account when assessing the indication for intraocular eye surgery, especially in eyes with reduced visual outcome. PMID: 32967030 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Abstract The case involved a man in his forties. While working at the restaurant that the patient runs, the patient experienced a stab-like pain on the left shoulder and developed systemic pruritic eruptions. He was diagnosed with anaphylaxis upon visiting our emergency department. Conjunctival hyperemia, lip swelling, cold sweats, and nausea presented later. A cap fluorescence enzyme immunoassay using the serum of the patient showed specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) positivity for wasps; therefore, we hypothesized that he had anaphylaxis caused by the insect's sting. Insects of the same species as that by which the...
CONCLUSIONS: High glucose raises the ER stress in CHs and overexpression of Skp2 promotes CH proliferation under high glucose treatment. PMID: 32965004 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: Our study showed that Cernilen-flogo® treatment after PVP is effective and minimize patient's pelvic discomfort showed by lower VAS level resulting in better postoperatively patient's quality of life (QOL). PMID: 32965002 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: Serum level of miR-492 remarkably increases in the acute phase of AMI, which may be used as an effective biomarker for diagnosing AMI. PMID: 32964994 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: The modified single-incision thoracoscopic Nuss procedure is both safe and effective for pectus excavatum correction with non-recurrence after two years. PMID: 32964990 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Di Paolo C, Papi P, Falisi G, Pompa G, Santilli V, Polimeni A, Fiorini A Abstract OBJECTIVE: The possible relationship between temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) and body posture is still controversial. Rasterstereography has been introduced as a radiation-free, reliable and non-invasive method to analyze three-dimensional spinal posture. The aim of this case-control study is to evaluate, through rasterstereography, body posture parameters in a group of patients with reducible unilateral dislocation of the articular disc, compared to healthy volunteers. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Rasterstereographic recordi...
CONCLUSIONS: TGF-β1 and WISP1 interact to induce CHs dedifferentiation, which was mainly by the mediation of the Integrin-αV subunit. On the contrary, Integrin-α5 shows a protective effect during the WISP1 caused CHs dedifferentiation. PMID: 32964955 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]