Activation of TGR5 alleviates inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis peripheral blood mononuclear cells and in mice with collagen II ‑induced arthritis.

Activation of TGR5 alleviates inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis peripheral blood mononuclear cells and in mice with collagen II‑induced arthritis. Mol Med Rep. 2019 Sep 26;: Authors: Li ZY, Zhou JJ, Luo CL, Zhang LM Abstract Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is characterized by chronic inflammatory synovitis resulting in progressive joint destruction. Persistent synovial inflammation is induced by activation of various inflammatory cells. G‑protein‑coupled bile acid receptor 1 (TGR5) is a G‑protein‑coupled receptor activated by various bile acids, which has been reported to act as a key adaptor in regulating various signaling pathways involved in inflammatory responses and a diverse array of physiological processes, including bile acid synthesis, lipid and carbohydrate metabolism, carcinogenesis, immunity and inflammation. In the present study, TGR5 expression was detected in RA peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs), and its association with clinical disease activity, histological synovitis severity and radiological joint destruction was analyzed. Subsequently, the role and potential underlying mechanisms of TGR5 in the PBMCs of patients with RA and mice with collagen II‑induced arthritis (CIA) were investigated. PBMCs were obtained from 50 patients with RA and 40 healthy controls (HCs). The mRNA and protein expression levels of TGR5 were detected in PBMCs via reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT‑qPCR) and imm...
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Authors: Itoh I, Kasuno K, Yamamoto C, Takahashi N, Shimizu H, Ojima T, Hayashi S, Kimura H, Iwano M Abstract Tofacitinib is a new small-molecule inhibitor of the JAK/STAT signaling pathway used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. We herein report a case of IgA vasculitis apparently caused by tofacitinib. A 67-year-old woman with rheumatoid arthritis developed IgA vasculitis after taking tofacitinib for 6 months. She presented with proteinuria and purpura of the lower extremities. Biopsy specimens from her skin and kidney were compatible with IgA vasculitis. Following termination of tofacitinib, the patient completely r...
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Source: The Rheumatologist - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Biologics & Biosimilars Drug Updates Avsola infliximab infliximab biosimilar infliximab-axxq Remicade REMICADE (infliximab) U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Source Type: research
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