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N Engl J Med ; 382(5): 437-445, 2020 01 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31995689

RESUMO

BACKGROUND: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) can cause severe disease in children and adults with a variety of inherited or acquired T-cell immunodeficiencies, who are prone to multiple infections. It can also rarely cause disease in otherwise healthy persons. The pathogenesis of idiopathic CMV disease is unknown. Inbred mice that lack the gene encoding nitric oxide synthase 2 (Nos2) are susceptible to the related murine CMV infection. METHODS: We studied a previously healthy 51-year-old man from Iran who after acute CMV infection had an onset of progressive CMV disease that led to his death 29 months later. We hypothesized that the patient may have had a novel type of inborn error of immunity. Thus, we performed whole-exome sequencing and tested candidate mutant alleles experimentally. RESULTS: We found a homozygous frameshift mutation in NOS2 encoding a truncated NOS2 protein that did not produce nitric oxide, which determined that the patient had autosomal recessive NOS2 deficiency. Moreover, all NOS2 variants that we found in homozygosity in public databases encoded functional proteins, as did all other variants with an allele frequency greater than 0.001. CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest that inherited NOS2 deficiency was clinically silent in this patient until lethal infection with CMV. Moreover, NOS2 appeared to be redundant for control of other pathogens in this patient. (Funded by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences and others.).


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Infecções por Citomegalovirus , Mutação da Fase de Leitura , Óxido Nítrico Sintase Tipo II/deficiência , Evolução Fatal , Feminino , Genótipo , Homozigoto , Humanos , Mutação com Perda de Função , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Óxido Nítrico/metabolismo , Óxido Nítrico Sintase Tipo II/genética , Óxido Nítrico Sintase Tipo II/metabolismo , Linhagem , Sequenciamento Completo do Exoma
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Immunol Invest ; : 1-8, 2019 Oct 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31588815

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Autoimmune polyendocrinopathy candidiasis ectodermal dystrophy (APECED) syndrome is a rare monogenic autosomal recessive disorder caused by biallelic mutations in the AIRE (autoimmune regulator) gene. Patients with APECED present with heterogeneous endocrine and non-endocrine manifestations. In this study, we report an Iranian patient who presented with Addison disease, chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis, alopecia totalis, keratopathy and asplenia treated as an isolated endocrinopathy for 25 years. In the adulthood, the diagnosis of APECED was made by genetic analysis which demonstrated homozygous nonsense p.R257* (c.769C>T) mutation of AIRE. APECED has been shown to be frequent in some ethnicities including Iranian Jews. Therefore, we reviewed 39 Iranian APECED patients published in the literature. We found that most of the Iranian patients were of Jewish ethnic background and presented hypoparathyroidism, adrenal insufficiency, and candidiasis as the main clinical manifestation.

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Scand J Immunol ; 90(1): e12767, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30963593

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One of the components of NADPH oxidase is p47-phox, encoded by NCF1 gene. This study aims to find new genetic changes and clinical features in 38 Iranian patients with autosomal recessive chronic granulomatous disease (AR-CGD) caused by NCF1 gene defect. Patients who had abnormal NBT and DHR-1,2,3 assay with loss of p47-phox in Western blotting were included in this study. After recording demographic and clinical data, PCR amplification was performed followed by direct sequencing for all exons and exon-intron boundaries. The most common form of CGD in Iran was AR-CGD due to consanguinity marriages. Among patients with AR-CGD, NCF1 deficiency was found to be more common than other forms. Cutaneous involvements (53%), pulmonary infections (50%) and lymphadenopathy (29%) were more prevalent than other clinical manifestations of CGD. Mutation analysis of NCF1 gene identified five different mutations. Homozygous delta GT deletion (c.75_76delGT) was the most frequent mutation and was detected in more than 63% of families. Six families had a nonsense mutation in exon 7 (c.579G > A). Two novel mutations were found in exon 4 in two families, including a missense mutation (c.328C > T) and a nine-nucleotide deletion (c.331_339delTGTCCCCAC). Genetic detection of these mutations may result in early diagnosis and prevention of possible complications of the disease. This could be useful for timely decision-making for haematopoietic stem cell transplantation and for carrier detection as well as prenatal diagnosis of next children in the affected families. Our findings might help to predict outcomes, raise awareness and help effective treatment in these patients.


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Doença Granulomatosa Crônica/genética , Linfonodos/patologia , Mutação/genética , NADPH Oxidases/genética , Infecções Respiratórias/genética , Pele/patologia , Adolescente , Adulto , Criança , Análise Mutacional de DNA , Diagnóstico Precoce , Feminino , Humanos , Irã (Geográfico) , Masculino , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase , Adulto Jovem
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Int Arch Allergy Immunol ; 179(1): 62-73, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30904913

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Recurrent severe bacterial and fungal infections are characteristic features of the rare genetic immunodeficiency disorder chronic granulomatous disease (CGD). The disease usually manifests within the first years of life with an incidence of 1 in approximately 200,000 live births. The incidence is higher in Iran and Morocco where it reaches 1.5 per 100,000 live births. Mutations have been described in the 5 subunits of NADPH oxidase, mostly in gp91phox and p47phox, with fewer mutations reported in p67phox, p22phox, and p40phox. These mutations cause loss of superoxide production in phagocytic cells. CYBB, the gene encoding the large gp91phox subunit of the transmembrane component cytochrome b558 of the NADPH oxidase complex, is localized on the X-chromosome. Genetic defects in CYBB are responsible for the disease in the majority of male CGD patients. CGD is associated with the development of granulomatous reactions in the skin, lungs, bones, and lymph nodes, and chronic infections may be seen in the liver, gastrointestinal tract, brain, and eyes. There is usually a history of repeated infections, including inflammation of the lymph glands, skin infections, and pneumonia. There may also be a persistent runny nose, inflammation of the skin, and inflammation of the mucous membranes of the mouth. Gastrointestinal problems can also occur, including diarrhea, abdominal pain, and perianal abscesses. Infection of the bones, brain abscesses, obstruction of the genitourinary tract and/or gastrointestinal tract due to the formation of granulomatous tissue, and delayed growth are also symptomatic of CGD. The prevention of infectious complications in patients with CGD involves targeted prophylaxis against opportunistic microorganisms such as Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella spp., Salmonella spp. and Aspergillus spp. In this review, we provide an update on organ involvement and the association with specific isolated microorganisms in CGD patients.


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Infecções Bacterianas/etiologia , Doença Granulomatosa Crônica/complicações , Micoses/etiologia , Autoimunidade , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Feminino , Doença Granulomatosa Crônica/genética , Doença Granulomatosa Crônica/imunologia , Humanos , Lactente , Abscesso Hepático/etiologia , Pneumopatias/etiologia , Masculino , NADPH Oxidases/genética , Dermatopatias/etiologia
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Sci Immunol ; 3(30)2018 12 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30578351

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Hundreds of patients with autosomal recessive, complete IL-12p40 or IL-12Rß1 deficiency have been diagnosed over the last 20 years. They typically suffer from invasive mycobacteriosis and, occasionally, from mucocutaneous candidiasis. Susceptibility to these infections is thought to be due to impairments of IL-12-dependent IFN-γ immunity and IL-23-dependent IL-17A/IL-17F immunity, respectively. We report here patients with autosomal recessive, complete IL-12Rß2 or IL-23R deficiency, lacking responses to IL-12 or IL-23 only, all of whom, unexpectedly, display mycobacteriosis without candidiasis. We show that αß T, γδ T, B, NK, ILC1, and ILC2 cells from healthy donors preferentially produce IFN-γ in response to IL-12, whereas NKT cells and MAIT cells preferentially produce IFN-γ in response to IL-23. We also show that the development of IFN-γ-producing CD4+ T cells, including, in particular, mycobacterium-specific TH1* cells (CD45RA-CCR6+), is dependent on both IL-12 and IL-23. Last, we show that IL12RB1, IL12RB2, and IL23R have similar frequencies of deleterious variants in the general population. The comparative rarity of symptomatic patients with IL-12Rß2 or IL-23R deficiency, relative to IL-12Rß1 deficiency, is, therefore, due to lower clinical penetrance. There are fewer symptomatic IL-23R- and IL-12Rß2-deficient than IL-12Rß1-deficient patients, not because these genetic disorders are rarer, but because the isolated absence of IL-12 or IL-23 is, in part, compensated by the other cytokine for the production of IFN-γ, thereby providing some protection against mycobacteria. These experiments of nature show that human IL-12 and IL-23 are both required for optimal IFN-γ-dependent immunity to mycobacteria, both individually and much more so cooperatively.


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Imunidade Inata/imunologia , Interferon gama/imunologia , Interleucina-12/imunologia , Interleucina-23/imunologia , Infecções por Micobactéria não Tuberculosa/imunologia , Mycobacterium/imunologia , Humanos , Interleucina-12/deficiência , Interleucina-12/genética , Interleucina-23/deficiência , Interleucina-23/genética , Linhagem
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BMC Infect Dis ; 18(1): 552, 2018 Nov 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30409207

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BACKGROUND: Genetic mutations that reduce intracellular superoxide production by granulocytes causes chronic granulomatous disease (CGD). These patients suffer from frequent and severe bacterial and fungal infections throughout their early life. Diagnosis is usually made in the first 2 years of life but is sometimes only diagnosed when the patient is an adult although they may have suffered from symptoms since childhood. CASE PRESENTATION: A 26-year-old man was referred with weight loss, fever, hepatosplenomegaly and coughing. He had previously been diagnosed with lymphadenopathy in the neck at age 8 and prescribed anti-tuberculosis treatment. A chest radiograph revealed extensive right-sided consolidation along with smaller foci of consolidation in the left lung. On admission to hospital he had respiratory problems with fever. Laboratory investigations including dihydrorhodamine-123 (DHR) tests and mutational analysis indicated CGD. Stimulation of his isolated peripheral blood neutrophils (PMN) with phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA) produced low, subnormal levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Aspergillus terreus was isolated from bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid and sequenced. CONCLUSIONS: We describe, for the first time, the presence of pulmonary A. terreus infection in an adult autosomal CGD patient on long-term corticosteroid treatment. The combination of the molecular characterization of the inherited CGD and the sequencing of fungal DNA has allowed the identification of the disease-causing agent and the optimal treatment to be given as a consequence.


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Aspergillus/isolamento & purificação , Doença Granulomatosa Crônica/diagnóstico , Infecções Respiratórias/diagnóstico , Corticosteroides/uso terapêutico , Adulto , Aspergillus/genética , Sequência de Bases , Líquido da Lavagem Broncoalveolar/microbiologia , Análise Mutacional de DNA , DNA Fúngico/química , DNA Fúngico/isolamento & purificação , DNA Fúngico/metabolismo , Doença Granulomatosa Crônica/complicações , Doença Granulomatosa Crônica/tratamento farmacológico , Humanos , Pulmão/diagnóstico por imagem , Masculino , Neutrófilos/citologia , Neutrófilos/efeitos dos fármacos , Neutrófilos/metabolismo , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Infecções Respiratórias/complicações , Infecções Respiratórias/microbiologia , Rodaminas/análise , Acetato de Tetradecanoilforbol/farmacologia , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X
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J Clin Immunol ; 38(5): 617-627, 2018 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29995221

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PURPOSE: Inborn errors of IFN-γ immunity underlie Mendelian susceptibility to mycobacterial disease (MSMD). Autosomal recessive complete IL-12Rß1 deficiency is the most frequent genetic etiology of MSMD. Only two of the 84 known mutations are copy number variations (CNVs), identified in two of the 213 IL-12Rß1-deficient patients and two of the 164 kindreds reported. These two CNVs are large deletions found in the heterozygous or homozygous state. We searched for novel families with IL-12Rß1 deficiency due to CNVs. METHODS: We studied six MSMD patients from five unrelated kindreds displaying adverse reactions to BCG vaccination. Three of the patients also presented systemic salmonellosis, two had mucocutaneous candidiasis, and one had disseminated histoplasmosis. We searched for CNVs and other variations by IL12RB1-targeted next-generation sequencing (NGS). RESULTS: We identified six new IL-12Rß1-deficient patients with a complete loss of IL-12Rß1 expression on phytohemagglutinin-activated T cells and/or EBV-transformed B cells. The cells of these patients did not respond to IL-12 and IL-23. Five different CNVs encompassing IL12RB1 (four deletions and one duplication) were identified in these patients by NGS coverage analysis, either in the homozygous state (n = 1) or in trans (n = 4) with a single-nucleotide variation (n = 3) or a small indel (n = 1). Seven of the nine mutations are novel. Interestingly, four of the five CNVs were predicted to be driven by nearby Alu elements, as well as the two previously reported large deletions. The IL12RB1 locus is actually enriched in Alu elements (44.7%), when compared with the rest of the genome (10.5%). CONCLUSION: The IL12RB1 locus is Alu-enriched and therefore prone to rearrangements at various positions. CNVs should be considered in the genetic diagnosis of IL-12Rß1 deficiency.


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Elementos Alu , Variações do Número de Cópias de DNA , Estudos de Associação Genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Subunidade beta 1 de Receptor de Interleucina-12/deficiência , Alelos , Sequência de Bases , Mapeamento Cromossômico , Feminino , Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Interferon gama , Masculino , Mutação , Infecções por Mycobacterium/diagnóstico , Infecções por Mycobacterium/etiologia , Infecções por Mycobacterium/metabolismo , Linhagem , Fenótipo
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Immunogenetics ; 70(6): 373-379, 2018 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29256176

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In the last decade, autosomal recessive interleukin-12 receptor ß1 (IL-12Rß1) deficiency, the most common cause of Mendelian susceptibility to mycobacterial disease (MSMD), has been diagnosed in a few children and adults with severe tuberculosis in Iran. Here, we report three cases referred to the Immunology, Asthma and Allergy ward at the National Research Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (NRITLD) at Masih Daneshvari Hospital from 2012 to 2017 with Mycobacterium tuberculosis and non-tuberculous mycobacteria infections due to defects in IL-12Rß1 but with different clinical manifestations. All three were homozygous for either an IL-12Rß1 missense or nonsense mutation that caused the IL-12Rß1 protein not to be expressed on the cell membrane and completely abolished the cellular response to recombinant IL-12. Our findings suggest that the presence of IL-12Rß1 deficiency should be determined in children with mycobacterial infections at least in countries with a high prevalence of parental consanguinity and in areas endemic for TB like Iran.


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Mutação , Infecções por Mycobacterium/genética , Receptores de Interleucina-12/genética , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Feminino , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Humanos , Irã (Geográfico) , Masculino , Mycobacterium/isolamento & purificação , Infecções por Mycobacterium/imunologia , Mycobacterium tuberculosis/isolamento & purificação , Linhagem , Receptores de Interleucina-12/imunologia , Tuberculose/genética , Tuberculose/microbiologia
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Nat Commun ; 7: 11496, 2016 05 19.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27193971

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ISG15 is an interferon (IFN)-α/ß-induced ubiquitin-like protein. It exists as a free molecule, intracellularly and extracellularly, and conjugated to target proteins. Studies in mice have demonstrated a role for Isg15 in antiviral immunity. By contrast, human ISG15 was shown to have critical immune functions, but not in antiviral immunity. Namely, free extracellular ISG15 is crucial in IFN-γ-dependent antimycobacterial immunity, while free intracellular ISG15 is crucial for USP18-mediated downregulation of IFN-α/ß signalling. Here we describe ISG15-deficient patients who display no enhanced susceptibility to viruses in vivo, in stark contrast to Isg15-deficient mice. Furthermore, fibroblasts derived from ISG15-deficient patients display enhanced antiviral protection, and expression of ISG15 attenuates viral resistance to WT control levels. The species-specific gain-of-function in antiviral immunity observed in ISG15 deficiency is explained by the requirement of ISG15 to sustain USP18 levels in humans, a mechanism not operating in mice.


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Citocinas/metabolismo , Ubiquitinas/metabolismo , Viroses/imunologia , Animais , Linhagem Celular , Citocinas/genética , Citocinas/imunologia , Feminino , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Interferons/metabolismo , Camundongos , Cultura Primária de Células , Ubiquitina Tiolesterase/metabolismo , Ubiquitinas/genética , Ubiquitinas/imunologia
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Tanaffos ; 14(2): 156-60, 2015.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26528372

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Acremonium spp. cause human superficial infections including mycetoma, onychomycosis and keratitis. There are a few reports of systemic involvement in immunocompromised patients. However, isolated pulmonary infection in otherwise healthy hosts has never been reported in the literature. Herein, we report a 59 year-old diabetic man with non-resolving pneumonia due to Acremonium spp. and provide a consensus review of the published clinical cases of systemic and respiratory tract infections.

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J Exp Med ; 212(10): 1641-62, 2015 Sep 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26304966

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Autosomal recessive, complete TYK2 deficiency was previously described in a patient (P1) with intracellular bacterial and viral infections and features of hyper-IgE syndrome (HIES), including atopic dermatitis, high serum IgE levels, and staphylococcal abscesses. We identified seven other TYK2-deficient patients from five families and four different ethnic groups. These patients were homozygous for one of five null mutations, different from that seen in P1. They displayed mycobacterial and/or viral infections, but no HIES. All eight TYK2-deficient patients displayed impaired but not abolished cellular responses to (a) IL-12 and IFN-α/ß, accounting for mycobacterial and viral infections, respectively; (b) IL-23, with normal proportions of circulating IL-17(+) T cells, accounting for their apparent lack of mucocutaneous candidiasis; and (c) IL-10, with no overt clinical consequences, including a lack of inflammatory bowel disease. Cellular responses to IL-21, IL-27, IFN-γ, IL-28/29 (IFN-λ), and leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF) were normal. The leukocytes and fibroblasts of all seven newly identified TYK2-deficient patients, unlike those of P1, responded normally to IL-6, possibly accounting for the lack of HIES in these patients. The expression of exogenous wild-type TYK2 or the silencing of endogenous TYK2 did not rescue IL-6 hyporesponsiveness, suggesting that this phenotype was not a consequence of the TYK2 genotype. The core clinical phenotype of TYK2 deficiency is mycobacterial and/or viral infections, caused by impaired responses to IL-12 and IFN-α/ß. Moreover, impaired IL-6 responses and HIES do not appear to be intrinsic features of TYK2 deficiency in humans.


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Síndrome de Job/etiologia , TYK2 Quinase/deficiência , Adolescente , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Feminino , Humanos , Lactente , Interferon gama/metabolismo , Interleucina-10/farmacologia , Interleucina-12/metabolismo , Interleucina-12/farmacologia , Interleucina-23/farmacologia , Interleucina-6/farmacologia , Síndrome de Job/complicações , Síndrome de Job/genética , Leucócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Leucócitos/metabolismo , Masculino , Mutação , Infecções por Mycobacterium/etiologia , Linfócitos T/metabolismo , Linfócitos T/patologia , TYK2 Quinase/genética , TYK2 Quinase/metabolismo , Viroses/etiologia , Adulto Jovem
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J Allergy Clin Immunol ; 136(4): 993-1006.e1, 2015 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26162572

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BACKGROUND: Follicular helper T (TFH) cells underpin T cell-dependent humoral immunity and the success of most vaccines. TFH cells also contribute to human immune disorders, such as autoimmunity, immunodeficiency, and malignancy. Understanding the molecular requirements for the generation and function of TFH cells will provide strategies for targeting these cells to modulate their behavior in the setting of these immunologic abnormalities. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the signaling pathways and cellular interactions required for the development and function of TFH cells in human subjects. METHODS: Human primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs) resulting from monogenic mutations provide a unique opportunity to assess the requirement for particular molecules in regulating human lymphocyte function. Circulating follicular helper T (cTFH) cell subsets, memory B cells, and serum immunoglobulin levels were quantified and functionally assessed in healthy control subjects, as well as in patients with PIDs resulting from mutations in STAT3, STAT1, TYK2, IL21, IL21R, IL10R, IFNGR1/2, IL12RB1, CD40LG, NEMO, ICOS, or BTK. RESULTS: Loss-of-function (LOF) mutations in STAT3, IL10R, CD40LG, NEMO, ICOS, or BTK reduced cTFH cell frequencies. STAT3 and IL21/R LOF and STAT1 gain-of-function mutations skewed cTFH cell differentiation toward a phenotype characterized by overexpression of IFN-γ and programmed death 1. IFN-γ inhibited cTFH cell function in vitro and in vivo, as corroborated by hypergammaglobulinemia in patients with IFNGR1/2, STAT1, and IL12RB1 LOF mutations. CONCLUSION: Specific mutations affect the quantity and quality of cTFH cells, highlighting the need to assess TFH cells in patients by using multiple criteria, including phenotype and function. Furthermore, IFN-γ functions in vivo to restrain TFH cell-induced B-cell differentiation. These findings shed new light on TFH cell biology and the integrated signaling pathways required for their generation, maintenance, and effector function and explain the compromised humoral immunity seen in patients with some PIDs.


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Síndromes de Imunodeficiência/imunologia , Subpopulações de Linfócitos T/imunologia , Linfócitos T Auxiliares-Indutores/imunologia , Tirosina Quinase da Agamaglobulinemia , Linfócitos B/imunologia , Ligante de CD40/genética , Diferenciação Celular/genética , Proliferação de Células/genética , Células Cultivadas , Humanos , Quinase I-kappa B/genética , Imunidade Humoral/genética , Síndromes de Imunodeficiência/genética , Memória Imunológica , Proteína Coestimuladora de Linfócitos T Induzíveis/genética , Interferon gama/genética , Interferon gama/metabolismo , Ativação Linfocitária , Mutação/genética , Proteínas Tirosina Quinases/genética , Receptores de Citocinas/genética , Fator de Transcrição STAT1/genética , Fator de Transcrição STAT3/genética , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Transdução de Sinais/imunologia
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Indian J Dermatol ; 60(1): 104, 2015.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-25657424

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Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a malignant proliferation of the endothelial cells. It typically presents with several vascular nodules on the skin and other organs. The penile localization of KS, particularly on the shaft area, is exceptional. We report an HIV-positive 34-year-old man who had multiple purplish-black plaques on his extremities and several small violaceous macules on the glans and shaft of the penis. Kaposi's sarcoma was diagnosed by histopathology.

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J Allergy Clin Immunol ; 135(6): 1558-68.e2, 2015 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-25702837

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BACKGROUND: Invasive infections of the central nervous system (CNS) or digestive tract caused by commensal fungi of the genus Candida are rare and life-threatening. The known risk factors include acquired and inherited immunodeficiencies, with patients often displaying a history of multiple infections. Cases of meningoencephalitis, colitis, or both caused by Candida species remain unexplained. OBJECTIVE: We studied 5 previously healthy children and adults with unexplained invasive disease of the CNS, digestive tract, or both caused by Candida species. The patients were aged 39, 7, 17, 37, and 26 years at the time of infection and were unrelated, but each was born to consanguineous parents of Turkish (2 patients), Iranian, Moroccan, or Pakistani origin. Meningoencephalitis was reported in 3 patients, meningoencephalitis associated with colitis was reported in a fourth patient, and the fifth patient had colitis only. METHODS: Inherited caspase recruitment domain family, member 9 (CARD9) deficiency was recently reported in otherwise healthy patients with other forms of severe disease caused by Candida, Trichophyton, Phialophora, and Exophiala species, including meningoencephalitis but not colitis caused by Candida and Exophiala species. Therefore we sequenced CARD9 in the 5 patients. RESULTS: All patients were found to be homozygous for rare and deleterious mutant CARD9 alleles: R70W and Q289* for the 3 patients with Candida albicans-induced meningoencephalitis, R35Q for the patient with meningoencephalitis and colitis caused by Candida glabrata, and Q295* for the patient with Candida albicans-induced colitis. Regardless of their levels of mutant CARD9 protein, the patients' monocyte-derived dendritic cells responded poorly to CARD9-dependent fungal agonists (curdlan, heat-killed C albicans, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and Exophiala dermatitidis). CONCLUSION: Invasive infections of the CNS or digestive tract caused by Candida species in previously healthy children and even adults might be caused by inherited CARD9 deficiency.


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Proteínas Adaptadoras de Sinalização CARD/genética , Candidíase Invasiva/genética , Sistema Nervoso Central/patologia , Colite/genética , Trato Gastrointestinal/patologia , Meningoencefalite/genética , Adolescente , Adulto , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Sinalização CARD/deficiência , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Sinalização CARD/imunologia , Candida/imunologia , Candidíase Invasiva/imunologia , Candidíase Invasiva/microbiologia , Candidíase Invasiva/patologia , Sistema Nervoso Central/imunologia , Sistema Nervoso Central/microbiologia , Criança , Colite/imunologia , Colite/microbiologia , Colite/patologia , Consanguinidade , Feminino , Trato Gastrointestinal/imunologia , Trato Gastrointestinal/microbiologia , Expressão Gênica , Loci Gênicos , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Homozigoto , Humanos , Masculino , Meningoencefalite/imunologia , Meningoencefalite/microbiologia , Meningoencefalite/patologia , Linhagem , Análise de Sequência de DNA
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Immunol Rev ; 264(1): 103-20, 2015 Mar.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-25703555

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Tuberculosis (TB), caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb) and a few related mycobacteria, is a devastating disease, killing more than a million individuals per year worldwide. However, its pathogenesis remains largely elusive, as only a small proportion of infected individuals develop clinical disease either during primary infection or during reactivation from latency or secondary infection. Subacute, hematogenous, and extrapulmonary disease tends to be more frequent in infants, children, and teenagers than in adults. Life-threatening primary TB of childhood can result from known acquired or inherited immunodeficiencies, although the vast majority of cases remain unexplained. We review here the conditions conferring a predisposition to childhood clinical diseases caused by mycobacteria, including not only M.tb but also weakly virulent mycobacteria, such as BCG vaccines and environmental mycobacteria. Infections with weakly virulent mycobacteria are much rarer than TB, but the inherited and acquired immunodeficiencies underlying these infections are much better known. Their study has also provided genetic and immunological insights into childhood TB, as illustrated by the discovery of single-gene inborn errors of IFN-γ immunity underlying severe cases of TB. Novel findings are expected from ongoing and future human genetic studies of childhood TB in countries that combine a high proportion of consanguineous marriages, a high incidence of TB, and an excellent clinical care, such as Iran, Morocco, and Turkey.


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Suscetibilidade a Doenças/imunologia , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Hospedeiro Imunocomprometido , Síndromes de Imunodeficiência/complicações , Síndromes de Imunodeficiência/etiologia , Mycobacterium tuberculosis/imunologia , Tuberculose/etiologia , Fatores Etários , Criança , Genes Dominantes , Genes Recessivos , Humanos , Síndromes de Imunodeficiência/diagnóstico , Subpopulações de Linfócitos T/imunologia , Subpopulações de Linfócitos T/metabolismo
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Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl ; 26(1): 6-11, 2015 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-25579709

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Tuberculosis (TB) is a frequently encountered infection among organ transplant recipients in developing countries, and the incidence of infection after the first year of transplantation is considerably high. In this study, the impact of rifabutin treatment on organ transplant recipients with TB infection was evaluated with respect to the trend of infection, management and outcome. The medical records of 26 post-transplant patients who received an organ transplant between 2004 and 2012 and later diagnosed with TB of different organs were reviewed retrospectively. We retrieved data regarding clinical features as well as treatment and outcomes. The median time interval between transplantation and TB was 36 months (IQR 12-101 months). The most common form of infection was pulmonary/pleural TB. All our subjects received rifabutin instead of rifampin in the anti-TB treatment regime as rifabutin is a less-potent inducer of cytochrome P-450. All patients responded satisfactorily to the treatment and maintained excellent allograft function. Moreover, we did not have any mortality among our recipients. Drug-induced hepatitis was observed in nine (35%) patients. Rifabutin is an excellent alternative medication to rifampin in the setting of TB management. Hepatotoxicity is a potential risk for treatment because of the potential additive toxicity of immunosuppressive drugs.


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Antibióticos Antituberculose/uso terapêutico , Doença Hepática Induzida por Substâncias e Drogas/etiologia , Imunossupressão/efeitos adversos , Infecções Oportunistas/tratamento farmacológico , Rifabutina/uso terapêutico , Tuberculose Pleural/tratamento farmacológico , Tuberculose Pulmonar/tratamento farmacológico , Adulto , Antibióticos Antituberculose/efeitos adversos , Transplante de Medula Óssea , Feminino , Transplante de Coração , Humanos , Transplante de Rim , Transplante de Pulmão , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estudos Retrospectivos , Rifabutina/efeitos adversos
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Tanaffos ; 14(4): 268-71, 2015.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27114730

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Paecilomyces species are among the most frequent saprophytes. Two species namely Paecilomyces lilacinus and Paecilomyces variotii are the most frequently isolated species from humans. Fungemia, endocarditis peritonitis, osteomyelitis and rarely pneumonia have been reported. We report a 74-year old diabetic woman with Paecilomyces variotii pneumonia. Paecilomyces variotii is a rare cause of pneumonia and in our knowledge, our case is the first case of pleural effusion due to this fungus.

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J Infect Dis ; 211(8): 1241-50, 2015 Apr 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-25057046

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BACKGROUND: Exophiala species are mostly responsible for skin infections. Invasive Exophiala dermatitidis disease is a rare and frequently fatal infection, with 42 cases reported. About half of these cases had no known risk factors. Similarly, invasive Exophiala spinifera disease is extremely rare, with only 3 cases reported, all in patients with no known immunodeficiency. Autosomal recessive CARD9 deficiency has recently been reported in otherwise healthy patients with severe fungal diseases caused by Candida species, dermatophytes, or Phialophora verrucosa. METHODS: We investigated an 8-year-old girl from a nonconsanguineous Angolan kindred, who was born in France and developed disseminated E. dermatitidis disease and a 26 year-old woman from an Iranian consaguineous kindred, who was living in Iran and developed disseminated E. spinifera disease. Both patients were otherwise healthy. RESULTS: We sequenced CARD9 and found both patients to be homozygous for loss-of-function mutations (R18W and E323del). The first patient had segmental uniparental disomy of chromosome 9, carrying 2 copies of the maternal CARD9 mutated allele. CONCLUSIONS: These are the first 2 patients with inherited CARD9 deficiency and invasive Exophiala disease to be described. CARD9 deficiency should thus be considered in patients with unexplained invasive Exophiala species disease, even in the absence of other infections.


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Proteínas Adaptadoras de Sinalização CARD/deficiência , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Sinalização CARD/genética , Feoifomicose/genética , Adulto , Alelos , Criança , Cromossomos Humanos Par 9/genética , Exophiala , Feminino , Homozigoto , Humanos , Mutação/genética , Feoifomicose/microbiologia
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