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Scand J Immunol ; 92(6): e12950, 2020 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32738155

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Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is an inflammatory myeloid neoplasia commonly affecting children with frequent somatic mutations in MAPK pathway genes including BRAFV600E and MAP2K1. Some studies suggest that LCH cells can recruit and modulate inflammatory cells, which could provide reciprocal survival signals. To characterize the immune profile of infiltrating inflammatory cells, and to clarify their participation in LCH pathogenesis, a detailed immunohistochemical analysis was performed. Fifteen (10 children, 5 adults) LCH cases were assessed through macrophage (CD68 and CD163), mature dendritic cell (mDC; CD83 and CD208), regulatory T cell (Treg; CD4, CD25 and FOXP3) and cytotoxic lymphocyte (CL; CD56, CD57, perforin and granzyme B) immunomarkers. Moreover, lymphocytic and LCH markers were also analysed. All cases were S100, CD1a, CD207 and CD4-positive. Bcl-2 and cyclin D1 expression was observed in 13 of 15 cases. In the immune microenvironment, M2-polarized macrophages and Tregs were the predominant cell populations, followed by significantly (P < .005) smaller levels of mDCs and CLs. Additionally, the number of CD3 + cells was significantly higher than that of CD20 + cells. In the CD3 + cell population, there were a significantly higher number of CD4 + cells than CD8 + cells. While there were no differences when comparing the paediatric and adult populations, FOXP3 + cells were significantly higher in patients with multisystem involvement and treated with chemotherapy, than single-site cases and those without chemotherapy. Our results suggest that M2-polarized macrophages and Treg infiltration can promote LCH development and survival, probably through pro-tumoral, immunosuppressive and/or cytokine-mediated mechanisms. This work highlights the need for further exploration of immune-targeted therapy for LCH.


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Histiocitose de Células de Langerhans/metabolismo , Células de Langerhans/fisiologia , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Linfócitos T Reguladores/metabolismo , Adulto , Antígenos CD/metabolismo , Diferenciação Celular , Microambiente Celular , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Citocinas/metabolismo , Células Dendríticas/metabolismo , Feminino , Fatores de Transcrição Forkhead/metabolismo , Humanos , Imuno-Histoquímica/métodos , Lactente , Macrófagos/imunologia , Masculino , Linfócitos T Citotóxicos/metabolismo , Linfócitos T Reguladores/imunologia , Células Th2/imunologia
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Head Neck Pathol ; 12(4): 604-609, 2018 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29190002

RESUMO

Hypophosphatemic rickets is a rare genetic disorder involving the regulation of fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23), a phosphaturic agent, clinically showing bowing of the legs, short stature and dentoalveolar abscesses. A 7-year-old boy, with previous hypochondroplasia diagnosis, was referred to our pediatric dentistry clinic presenting short stature, bone deformities and sinus tracts at deciduous teeth apex levels not related with trauma, restorations or dental caries. After deciduous teeth extraction, due to root resorption and mobility, light microscopy exhibited typical hypophosphatemic dentin, and micro-computed tomography revealed tubular clefts and porosities throughout the teeth. Laboratory tests confirmed the HR diagnosis, after which the treatment was initiated.


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Osso e Ossos/anormalidades , Nanismo/diagnóstico , Deformidades Congênitas dos Membros/diagnóstico , Lordose/diagnóstico , Abscesso Periapical/etiologia , Raquitismo Hipofosfatêmico/diagnóstico , Criança , Erros de Diagnóstico , Humanos , Masculino , Raquitismo Hipofosfatêmico/complicações , Raquitismo Hipofosfatêmico/patologia
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