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J Clin Invest ; 2020 Sep 22.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32960813


Inborn errors of TLR3-dependent IFN-α/ß- and -λ-mediated immunity in the central nervous system (CNS) can underlie herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) encephalitis (HSE). The respective contributions of IFN-α/ß and -λ are unknown. We report a child homozygous for a genomic deletion of the entire coding sequence and part of the 3'UTR of the last exon of IFNAR1, who died from HSE at the age of two years. An older cousin died following vaccination against measles, mumps and rubella at 12 months of age, and another 17-year-old cousin homozygous for the same variant has had other, less severe viral illnesses. The encoded IFNAR1 protein is expressed on the cell surface but is truncated and cannot interact with the tyrosine kinase TYK2. The patient's fibroblasts and EBV-B cells did not respond to IFN-α2b or IFN-ß, in terms of STAT1, STAT2 and STAT3 phosphorylation, or the genome-wide induction of IFN-stimulated genes. The patient's fibroblasts were susceptible to viruses, including HSV-1, even in the presence of exogenous IFN-α2b or IFN-ß. HSE is therefore a consequence of inherited complete IFNAR1 deficiency. This viral disease occurred in natural conditions, unlike those previously reported in other patients with IFNAR1 or IFNAR2 deficiency. This experiment of Nature indicates that IFN-α/ß are essential for anti-HSV-1 immunity in the CNS.

Clin Immunol ; 214: 108376, 2020 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32135276


Primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs) are a heterogeneous group of monogenic inborn errors of immunity. The genetic causes of these diseases can be identified using whole exome sequencing (WES). Here, DNA samples from 106 patients with a clinical suspicion of PID were subjected to WES in order to test the diagnostic yield of this test in a highly consanguineous community. A likely genetic diagnosis was achieved in 70% of patients. Several factors were considered to possibly influence the diagnostic rate of WES among our cohort including early age, presence of consanguinity, family history suggestive of PID, the number of family members who underwent WES and the clinical phenotype of the patient. The highest diagnostic rate was in patients with combined immunodeficiency or with a syndrome. Notably, WES findings altered the clinical management in 39% (41/106) of patients in our cohort. Our findings support the use of WES as an important diagnostic tool in patients with suspected PID, especially in highly consanguineous communities.

Mutação , Doenças da Imunodeficiência Primária/diagnóstico , Sequenciamento Completo do Exoma , Adolescente , Adulto , Doenças Autoimunes/epidemiologia , Doenças Autoimunes/genética , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Tomada de Decisão Clínica , Consanguinidade , Gerenciamento Clínico , Feminino , Genótipo , Transplante de Células-Tronco Hematopoéticas , Humanos , Lactente , Recém-Nascido , Doenças Inflamatórias Intestinais/epidemiologia , Doenças Inflamatórias Intestinais/genética , Israel/epidemiologia , Masculino , Doenças da Imunodeficiência Primária/epidemiologia , Doenças da Imunodeficiência Primária/genética , Doenças da Imunodeficiência Primária/terapia , Adulto Jovem