KD025 for Patients with Chronic Graft-Versus-Host Disease (cGVHD) – Long-Term Follow-up of a Phase 2a Study (KD025-208)

cGVHD exhibits both autoimmune and fibrotic features across multiple organ systems. KD025 is an orally available Rho-associated coiled-coil kinase 2 (ROCK2) selective inhibitor.
Source: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 275 Source Type: research

Related Links:

ConclusionLDLT can be performed in PSC with good overall long-term outcomes.
Source: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Authors: Qin Z, Huang Q, Zou J, Tang L, Hu Z, Tang X Abstract Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) is a kind of autoimmune-mediated inflammation and demyelinating disease. The etiology is mainly related to autoimmune dysfunction. The conventional treatments of CIDP have relied on immunomodulation and inhibition therapies such as adrenal cortex hormone, intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) and plasma exchange. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is known as a novel therapy for autoimmune disorders, which provides the chance to cure CIDP. More than 70 patients with refractory CIDP have rec...
Source: International Journal of Medical Sciences - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: Int J Med Sci Source Type: research
In conclusion, we deliver evidence that a combined class I and II histone deacetylase inhibition is able to modulate the transcripts of differentiation markers of mesenchymal stem cells. The treatment holds the capability to facilitate endocrine differentiation in future approaches to replace endocrine cells by stem cell therapy. [...] © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology and Diabetes - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Abstract Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies are autoimmune processes that are characterized by skeletal muscle inflammation. The lung is the most commonly involved extramuscular organ and, when present, pulmonary disease drives morbidity and mortality. A subset of patients can present with rapidly progressive hypoxemic respiratory failure due to myositis-related interstitial lung disease. Confirmatory autoantibody testing requires sending samples to a reference laboratory, thus diagnosis of rapidly progressive myositis-associated interstitial lung disease relies on a high index of suspicion and careful history and...
Source: Chest - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Chest Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 January 2020Source: Journal of Clinical and Experimental HepatologyAuthor(s): Shalimar, Subrat K. Acharya, Ramesh Kumar, Gangadhar Bharath, Gyanranjan Rout, Deepak Gunjan, Baibaswata NayakBackground/objectivesAcute liver failure (ALF) is rare and associated with poor outcomes. The outcomes of ALF and predictors of outcome may vary as per the etiology. There are limited data on the predictors of spontaneous survival among patients with ALF of non–A-E hepatitis or cryptogenic etiology. We aimed to assess clinical course, complications, and outcome of non–A-E etiology ALF.Meth...
Source: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Abstract Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) causes significant mortality after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). Berberine (BBR) is primarily used to alleviate inflammation caused by autoimmune disorders. Herein the effect of BBR and cyclosporine A (CsA) on GVHD prevention in murine models is explored. Acute GVHD was induced by total body irradiation and tail vein injection with the mixture of bone marrow cells and spleen lymphocytes. Then models were treated with BBR (10 mg/kg), CsA (5 mg/kg) or the combination of BBR and CsA (10 mg/kg and 5 mg/kg) once a day for 10...
Source: International Immunopharmacology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Int Immunopharmacol Source Type: research
an PJ Abstract Dendritic cells (DCs) represent one of the most important biological tools for cellular immunotherapy purposes. There are an increasing number of phase I and II studies, where regulatory or tolerogenic DCs (TolDCs) are utilized as negative vaccines, with the aim of inducing tolerogenic outcomes in patients with various autoimmune or chronic-inflammatory diseases, as well as in transplant settings. The induction of tolerogenic properties in DCs can be achieved by altering their activation state toward expression of immunosuppressive elements and/or by achieving resistance to maturation, which leads t...
Source: International Immunopharmacology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Int Immunopharmacol Source Type: research
AbstractTransfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI), defined as the onset of acute respiratory distress after blood transfusion, is a rare complication which is a leading cause of transfusion related-mortality. In this retrospective study, we report the French nationwide experience of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG)-related TRALI, with a literature review and analysis of management and outcome of this rare condition. With the pharmacovigilance services, we conducted a retrospective multicenter study in the French network of intensive care units with TRALI concomitant to IVIG use and pooled with data from a literature r...
Source: Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
zuki Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a ubiquitous virus belonging to the human -herpes virus subfamily. After primary infection, EBV maintains a life-long latent infection. A major concern is that EBV can cause a diverse range of neoplasms and autoimmune diseases. In addition, patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation or solid organ transplantation can experience post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders (PTLDs) due to dysfunction or suppression of host’s immune system, or uncontrolled proliferation of EBV-infected cells. In recent years, the number of EBV-associated PTLD cases has increased...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Abstract Mucormycosis is an infection caused by a group of filamentous molds within the order Mucorales. Infections may result from ingestion of contaminated food, inhalation of spores into the nares or lungs, or inoculation into disrupted skin or wounds. In developed countries, mucormycosis occurs primarily in severely immunocompromised hosts (e.g., those with hematological malignancies, organ transplantation, neutropenia, autoimmune disorders, or other impairments in immunity). Only 6 to 10% of cases occur in subjects with no underlying disease. In contrast, in developing countries, most cases of mucormycosis oc...
Source: Respiratory Care - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Semin Respir Crit Care Med Source Type: research
More News: Autoimmune Disease | Biology | Hematology | Study | Transplants