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J Clin Immunol ; 39(7): 726-738, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31432443

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INTRODUCTION: Autosomal recessively inherited lipopolysaccharide-responsive beige-like anchor (LRBA) protein deficiency was shown to be responsible for different types of inborn errors of immunity, such as common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) and autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome (ALPS). The aim of this study was to compare patients with LRBA-related ALPS and LRBA-related CVID, to describe their clinical and laboratory phenotypes, and to prepare an algorithm for their diagnosis and management. METHODS: Fifteen LRBA-deficient patients were identified among 31 CVID and 14 possible ALPS patients with Western blotting (WB), primary immunodeficiency disease (PIDD) gene, next-generation panel screening (NGS), and whole exome sequencing (WES). RESULTS: The median age on admission and age of diagnosis were 7 years (0.3-16.5) and 11 years (5-44), respectively. Splenomegaly was seen in 93.3% (14/15) of the patients on admission. Splenectomy was performed to 1/5. Recurrent upper respiratory tract infections (93.3% (14/15)), autoimmune cytopenia (80% (12/15)), chronic diarrhea (53.3% (8/15)), lower respiratory tract infections (53.3% (8/15)), lymphoma (26.6% (4/15)), Evans syndrome (26.6% (4/15)), and autoimmune thyroiditis (20% (3/15)) were common clinical findings and diseases. Lymphopenia (5/15), intermittant neutropenia (4/15), eosinophilia (4/15), and progressive hypogammaglobulinemia are recorded in given number of patients. Double negative T cells (TCRαß+CD4-CD8-) were increased in 80% (8/10) of the patients. B cell percentage/numbers were low in 60% (9/15) of the patients on admission. Decreased switched memory B cells, decreased naive and recent thymic emigrant (RTE) Thelper (Th) cells, markedly increased effector memory/effector memory RA+ (TEMRA) Th were documented. Large PD1+ population, increased memory, and enlarged follicular helper T cell population in the CD4+ T cell compartment was seen in one of the patients. Most of the deleterious missense mutations were located in the DUF1088 and BEACH domains. Interestingly, one of the two siblings with the same homozygous LRBA defect did not have any clinical symptom. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) was performed to 7/15 (46.6%) of the patients. Transplanted patients are alive and well after a median of 2 years (1-3). In total, one patient died from sepsis during adulthood before HSCT. CONCLUSION: Patients with LRBA deficiency may initially be diagnosed as CVID or ALPS in the clinical practice. Progressive decrease in B cells as well as IgG in ALPS-like patients and addition of IBD symptoms in the follow-up should raise the suspicion for LRBA deficiency. Decreased switched memory B cells, decreased naive and recent thymic emigrant (RTE) Th cells, and markedly increased effector memory/effector memory RA+ Th cells (TEMRA Th) cells are important for the diagnosis of the patients in addition to clinical features. Analysis of protein by either WB or flow cytometry is required when the clinicians come across especially with missense LRBA variants of uncertain significance. High rate of malignancy shows the regulatory T cell's important role of immune surveillance. HSCT is curative and succesful in patients with HLA-matched family donor.

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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30391550

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BACKGROUND: Biallelic variations in the DOCK8 gene cause a combined immunodeficiency with eczema, recurrent bacterial and viral infections, and malignancy. Natural disease outcome is dismal, but allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) can cure the disease. OBJECTIVE: To determine outcome of HSCT for DOCK8 deficiency and define possible outcome variables. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of the results of HSCT in a large international cohort of DOCK8 deficient patients. RESULTS: We identified 81 patients from 22 centers transplanted at a median age of 9.7 years (range: 0.7-27.2) between 1995 and 2015. After median follow-up of 26 months (3-135), 68 of 81 patients are alive (84%). Severe acute (III-IV) or chronic graft versus host disease (GVHD) occurred in 11% and 10% respectively. Causes of death wereinfections (n=5), GVHD (5), multi-organ failure (2) and pre-existent lymphoma (1). Survival after matched related (n=40) or unrelated (35) HSCT was 89% and 81%, respectively. Reduced toxicity conditioning based on either treosulfan or reduced-dose busulfan resulted in superior survival compared to fully myeloablative busulfan-based regimens (97% vs. 78%; p=0.049). 96% of patients aged <8 years at HSCT survived, compared to 78% of those ≥8 years (p=0.06). Of 73 patients with chimerism data available, 65 (89%) had >90% donor T-cell chimerism at last follow-up. Not all disease manifestations responded equally well to HSCT: eczema, infections and Mollusca resolved better than food allergies or failure to thrive. CONCLUSION: HSCT is curative in most DOCK8 deficient patients, confirming this approach as the treatment of choice. HSCT using a reduced toxicity regimen may offer the best chance for survival.

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Scand J Immunol ; 88(4): e12709, 2018 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30152873

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PURPOSE: Transient hypogammaglobulinemia of infancy (THI) is a common immunodeficiency, but definitive diagnosis can only be made retrospectively. While the pathogenesis is still unknown, abnormalities have been reported in the B cell compartment. In this study, we analysed the B cell subsets of patients with an initial THI diagnosis (n = 20) and compared them with those of healthy age-matched Turkish children (n = 72). METHODS: Flow cytometric analyses of the B subsets were performed by staining with anti-CD27-PE, anti-CD19-PerCP, anti-IgD-FITC and anti-IgM-APC antibodies. RESULTS: During a median follow-up of 6.6 years, 13 patients whose IgG levels had normalized before they reached four years of age were diagnosed with definitive THI. The memory subsets of these patients were lower but not statistically different from the healthy controls (HC). The remaining seven patients had prolonged hypogammaglobulinemia after the age of four and had significantly lower memory B cell subsets compared to the HC. On follow-up, these patients had not experienced recurrent infections or autoimmunity. Re-evaluation of patients' B cell subsets six years later showed that the memory B cell ratios had increased to levels comparable to HC, despite the patients still having mildly low IgG levels. CONCLUSION: Patients with prolonged hypogammaglobulinemia had lower levels of memory B cells despite having a similar clinical course to patients who had been diagnosed with definitive THI. This subgroup of putative THI patients poses a diagnostic and classification dilemma. Our results suggested that these patients' memory B cells and IgG levels may recover over time.


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Agamaglobulinemia/imunologia , Subpopulações de Linfócitos B/imunologia , Linfócitos B/imunologia , Doenças do Recém-Nascido/imunologia , Infecção/imunologia , Agamaglobulinemia/diagnóstico , Autoimunidade , Separação Celular , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Feminino , Citometria de Fluxo , Seguimentos , Humanos , Imunoglobulina G/sangue , Memória Imunológica , Lactente , Recém-Nascido , Doenças do Recém-Nascido/diagnóstico , Infecção/diagnóstico , Masculino , Avaliação de Resultados da Assistência ao Paciente , Turquia
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J Clin Immunol ; 2018 May 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29744787

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INTRODUCTION: Adenosine deaminase (ADA) deficiency is an autosomal recessive primary immunodeficiency. It results in the intracellular accumulation of toxic metabolites which have effects particularly on lymphocytes and the brain. The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of 13 ADA-deficient patients. We planned to evaluate their clinical and laboratory findings before and after enzyme replacement therapy (ERT), allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (aHSCT), and hematopoietic stem cell gene therapy (HSCGT). METHODS: Measurement of ADA enzyme activity and metabolites and sequencing of the ADA gene were performed in most of the patients with ADA deficiency. One of the patients with late-onset ADA deficiency was diagnosed by the help of primary immunodeficiency panel screening. RESULTS: Ten out of 13 patients were diagnosed as SCID, while 3 out of 13 were diagnosed as delayed-/late-onset ADA deficiency. Late-onset ADA deficiency patients had clinical and laboratory findings of combined immunodeficiency (CID). Eight patients with ADA-SCID were found to have higher levels of ADA metabolite (dAXP%) (62.1% (34.6-71.9)) than 3 patients with delayed-/late-onset ADA deficiency (6.9% (2.1-8.9). All but one patient with SCID had T-B-NK- phenotype, one had T-B-NK+ phenotype. Genetic defect was documented in 11 patients. Four out of 11 patients had compound heterozygous defects. Three out of 4 patients with compound heterozygous defects had delayed-onset/late-onset ADA deficiency. Seven out of 11 patients with SCID had homozygous defects. Five out of 7 had the same homozygous indel frameshift mutation (c.955-959delGAAGA) showing a founder effect. There were two novel splice site defects: one (IVS10+2T>C) was heterozygous in a patient with late-onset ADA deficiency, and the other was homozygous (IVS2delT+2) in a SCID patient. Other defects were missense defects. Nine out of 13 patients were put on pegylated ADA ERT. Four out of six patients were transplanted without using a conditioning regimen. HSCGT was performed to one of the patients. CONCLUSION: The genetic diagnosis of SCID is utmost important. There is a chance to give ERT before the definitive therapy if the patient with SCID/CID has ADA deficiency. Although ERT was insufficient to restore a normal immune function in ADA-SCID patients, it was useful to improve and stabilize the clinical status before curative therapy (aHSCT/HSCGT). Enzyme replacement therapy was successful in patients with late-/delayed-onset ADA deficiency who presented with the features of combined immunodeficiency. Gastrointestinal polyposis in a patient with late-onset ADA deficiency may be an association or a coincidental finding. Intermittent neurodevelopmental evaluation especially for hearing impairment should be performed in most of the ADA-deficient patients. This may alleviate the speech delay and cognitive abnormalities which may be observed in the follow-up.

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Front Immunol ; 8: 685, 2017.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28952612

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Immunodeficiency-associated vaccine-derived polioviruses (iVDPVs) have been isolated from primary immunodeficiency (PID) patients exposed to oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV). Patients may excrete poliovirus strains for months or years; the excreted viruses are frequently highly divergent from the parental OPV and have been shown to be as neurovirulent as wild virus. Thus, these patients represent a potential reservoir for transmission of neurovirulent polioviruses in the post-eradication era. In support of WHO recommendations to better estimate the prevalence of poliovirus excreters among PIDs and characterize genetic evolution of these strains, 635 patients including 570 with primary antibody deficiencies and 65 combined immunodeficiencies were studied from 13 OPV-using countries. Two stool samples were collected over 4 days, tested for enterovirus, and the poliovirus positive samples were sequenced. Thirteen patients (2%) excreted polioviruses, most for less than 2 months following identification of infection. Five (0.8%) were classified as iVDPVs (only in combined immunodeficiencies and mostly poliovirus serotype 2). Non-polio enteroviruses were detected in 30 patients (4.7%). Patients with combined immunodeficiencies had increased risk of delayed poliovirus clearance compared to primary antibody deficiencies. Usually, iVDPV was detected in subjects with combined immunodeficiencies in a short period of time after OPV exposure, most for less than 6 months. Surveillance for poliovirus excretion among PID patients should be reinforced until polio eradication is certified and the use of OPV is stopped. Survival rates among PID patients are improving in lower and middle income countries, and iVDPV excreters are identified more frequently. Antivirals or enhanced immunotherapies presently in development represent the only potential means to manage the treatment of prolonged excreters and the risk they present to the polio endgame.

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Clin Immunol ; 178: 74-78, 2017 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28161407

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Major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I deficiency syndrome is a rare primary immunodeficiency caused by mutations in the peptide transporter complex associated with antigen presentation (TAP) gene which plays a crucial role in intracellular peptide antigen presentation. A few cases have been reported to date. Recurrent sinopulmonary infections and skin ulcers are the main characteristics of the syndrome. Here we report two siblings diagnosed with TAP1 deficiency syndrome associated only with recurrent sinopulmonary infections with the description of a novel mutation leading to a premature stop codon in TAP1 gene and review of the relevant literature. Both of the siblings had recurrent sinopulmonary infections since childhood, responded to antibiotherapy well, neither of them had hospitalization history because of infections. One had chronic hepatitis B infection which may possibly be related to TAP1 gene defect.


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Membro 2 da Subfamília B de Transportadores de Cassetes de Ligação de ATP/genética , Mutação da Fase de Leitura , Imunodeficiência Combinada Severa/genética , Adolescente , Adulto , Bronquiectasia/etiologia , Bronquiectasia/imunologia , Feminino , Hepatite B Crônica/etiologia , Hepatite B Crônica/imunologia , Antígenos de Histocompatibilidade Classe I/imunologia , Humanos , Masculino , Recidiva , Infecções Respiratórias/etiologia , Infecções Respiratórias/imunologia , Imunodeficiência Combinada Severa/complicações , Imunodeficiência Combinada Severa/imunologia , Irmãos , Adulto Jovem
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Turk J Pediatr ; 59(5): 555-560, 2017.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29745117

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Streptococcus pneumoniae is a common pathogen responsible for pulmonary infections and the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in patients with particularly B cell immunodeficiencies. Antibody production is the principal protective immune response against S. pneumoniae and measurement of the production of antipolysaccharide antibodies is important in the evaluation of B cell deficiencies. We quantified serotype-specific immunoglobulin G antibodies against seven common pneumococcal serotypes before and three weeks after unconjugated vaccine in 416 patients with recurrent respiratory tract infections; fifty-five (13%) of whom showed impaired antibody response. We could evaluate 41 of these 55 patients for their particular clinical features. Specific antibody deficiency, was diagnosed in 10 of these patients, common variable immunodeficiency in 18, ataxia telangiectasia in 10 and other antibody deficiencies in 7 (transient hypogammaglobulinemia in 4, IgG subclass deficiency in 1, partial and selective IgA deficiency in 1) patients. Evaluation of the antibody response to polysaccharide antigens should be considered early on in patients with recurrent respiratory infections and required particularly for the diagnosis of specific antibody deficiency and the decision of the appropriate treatment approaches.

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Nat Immunol ; 17(12): 1352-1360, 2016 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27776107

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RASGRP1 is an important guanine nucleotide exchange factor and activator of the RAS-MAPK pathway following T cell antigen receptor (TCR) signaling. The consequences of RASGRP1 mutations in humans are unknown. In a patient with recurrent bacterial and viral infections, born to healthy consanguineous parents, we used homozygosity mapping and exome sequencing to identify a biallelic stop-gain variant in RASGRP1. This variant segregated perfectly with the disease and has not been reported in genetic databases. RASGRP1 deficiency was associated in T cells and B cells with decreased phosphorylation of the extracellular-signal-regulated serine kinase ERK, which was restored following expression of wild-type RASGRP1. RASGRP1 deficiency also resulted in defective proliferation, activation and motility of T cells and B cells. RASGRP1-deficient natural killer (NK) cells exhibited impaired cytotoxicity with defective granule convergence and actin accumulation. Interaction proteomics identified the dynein light chain DYNLL1 as interacting with RASGRP1, which links RASGRP1 to cytoskeletal dynamics. RASGRP1-deficient cells showed decreased activation of the GTPase RhoA. Treatment with lenalidomide increased RhoA activity and reversed the migration and activation defects of RASGRP1-deficient lymphocytes.


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Actinas/metabolismo , Linfócitos B/imunologia , Citoesqueleto/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Fatores de Troca do Nucleotídeo Guanina/genética , Síndromes de Imunodeficiência/genética , Células Matadoras Naturais/imunologia , Linfócitos T/imunologia , Adolescente , Inibidores da Angiogênese/farmacologia , Linfócitos B/efeitos dos fármacos , Movimento Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Movimento Celular/genética , Proliferação de Células/genética , Criança , Citotoxicidade Imunológica/genética , Análise Mutacional de DNA , Dineínas/metabolismo , Feminino , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Switching de Imunoglobulina/genética , Síndromes de Imunodeficiência/tratamento farmacológico , Células Jurkat , Células Matadoras Naturais/efeitos dos fármacos , Lenalidomida , Masculino , Mutação/genética , Linhagem , RNA Interferente Pequeno/genética , Linfócitos T/efeitos dos fármacos , Talidomida/análogos & derivados , Talidomida/farmacologia
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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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Turk J Pediatr ; 58(4): 356-361, 2016.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28276206

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Mendelian susceptibility to mycobacterial disease (MSMD) is characterized by infections with weakly virulent mycobacteria (BCG and environmental mycobacteria), M. tuberculosis, Salmonella, candida and some other intracellular microorganisms. Nine different genetic defects have been defined to cause MSMD and IL-12Rß1 deficiency is the most common form. We present here the clinical and genetic features of 18 patients with IL12Rß1 deficiency diagnosed by surface expression of IL-12Rß1 and Sanger's sequencing. Seventeen patients showed classical presentation (infections with BCG, salmonella and candida) while one patient experienced recurrent leishmaniasis. In all patients the percentage of activated lymphocytes with surface expression of IL12Rß1 was < 1% indicating that it is an effective method for the screening of these patients. Three recurrent mutations were responsible for 85% of our families. Prognosis was good in patients, in whom specific antimicrobial therapy was given before dissemination occurs, as well as prophylactic antimicrobial treatment when needed and IFN-γ therapy for severe infectious episodes.


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Mycobacterium tuberculosis/imunologia , Receptores de Interleucina-12/genética , Adolescente , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Feminino , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Humanos , Masculino , Mutação , Receptores de Interleucina-12/deficiência , Adulto Jovem
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J Allergy Clin Immunol ; 137(3): 879-88.e2, 2016 Mar.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26476480

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BACKGROUND: Coronin-1A (CORO1A) is a regulator of actin dynamics important for T-cell homeostasis. CORO1A deficiency causes T(-)B(+) natural killer-positive severe combined immunodeficiency or T-cell lymphopenia with severe viral infections. However, because all known human mutations in CORO1A abrogate protein expression, the role of the protein's functional domains in host immunity is unknown. OBJECTIVE: We sought to identify the cause of the primary immunodeficiency in 2 young adult siblings with a history of disseminated varicella, cutaneous warts, and CD4(+) T-cell lymphopenia. METHODS: We performed immunologic, genetic, and biochemical studies in the patients, family members, and healthy control subjects. RESULTS: Both patients had CD4(+) T-cell lymphopenia and decreased lymphocyte proliferation to mitogens. IgG, IgM, IgA, and specific antibody responses were normal. Whole-genome sequencing identified a homozygous frameshift mutation in CORO1A disrupting the last 2 C-terminal domains by replacing 61 amino acids with a novel 91-amino-acid sequence. The CORO1A(S401fs) mutant was expressed in the patients' lymphocytes at a level comparable with that of wild-type CORO1A in normal lymphocytes but did not oligomerize and had impaired cytoskeletal association. CORO1A(S401fs) was associated with increased filamentous actin accumulation in T cells, severely defective thymic output, and impaired T-cell survival but normal calcium flux and cytotoxicity, demonstrating the importance of CORO1A oligomerization and subcellular localization in T-cell homeostasis. CONCLUSIONS: We describe a truncating mutation in CORO1A that permits protein expression and survival into young adulthood. Our studies demonstrate the importance of intact CORO1A C-terminal domains in thymic egress and T-cell survival, as well as in defense against viral pathogens.


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Citoesqueleto/metabolismo , Homozigoto , Proteínas dos Microfilamentos/genética , Mutação , Multimerização Proteica , Viroses/etiologia , Viroses/metabolismo , Actinas/química , Actinas/metabolismo , Adolescente , Animais , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/metabolismo , Degranulação Celular/genética , Degranulação Celular/imunologia , Sobrevivência Celular/genética , Análise Mutacional de DNA , Feminino , Mutação da Fase de Leitura , Humanos , Imunoglobulinas/sangue , Imunoglobulinas/imunologia , Contagem de Linfócitos , Linfopenia , Masculino , Camundongos , Proteínas dos Microfilamentos/química , Proteínas dos Microfilamentos/metabolismo , Linhagem , Fenótipo , Multimerização Proteica/genética , Transporte Proteico , Irmãos , Transdução de Sinais , Dermatopatias/patologia , Subpopulações de Linfócitos T/imunologia , Subpopulações de Linfócitos T/metabolismo , Viroses/diagnóstico , Verrugas/patologia
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Turk J Pediatr ; 57(2): 141-5, 2015 Mar-Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26690594

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Defects in genes that have role in apoptotic pathways result in development of Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative Syndrome (ALPS) and ALPS related disorders. Germline and somatic FAS mutations, FASL and CASP10 mutations constitute other genetic defects in ALPS. Patients who fulfill ALPS diagnostic criteria and do not have any identified known disease causing mutations are classified as ALPS-unknown or ALPS phenotype and comprise about one third of all patients. CASP8, NRAS and KRAS gene mutations were reported for ALPS related diseases. We performed DNA sequence analysis in 25 unrelated patients with probable ALPS for FAS, FASL and CASP8 gene defects. Pathogenic mutations could not be found in the FAS, FASL and CASP8 genes. However, we found that the frequencies of SNPs rs2234978 and rs1045487 of FAS and CASP8 genes were significantly higher in the patients. Our results suggest that CASP8 and FAS gene polymorphisms in particular, may contribute to the susceptibility to development of ALPS phenotype.


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Caspase 8/genética , Proteína Ligante Fas/genética , Transtornos Linfoproliferativos/genética , Polimorfismo Genético/genética , Receptor fas/genética , Apoptose , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Feminino , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Humanos , Masculino , Mutação/genética , Fenótipo , Síndrome
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Case Reports Immunol ; 2015: 879179, 2015.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26346511

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Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is a frequent primary immune deficiency (PID), which consists of a heterogeneous group of disorders and can present with recurrent infections, chronic diarrhea, autoimmunity, chronic pulmonary and gastrointestinal diseases, and malignancy. Secondary amyloidosis is an uncommon complication of CVID. We report an unusual case of a 27-year-old male patient who presented with recurrent sinopulmonary infections, chronic diarrhea, and hypogammaglobulinemia and was diagnosed with CVID. The patient was treated with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) therapy once every 21 days and daily trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole for prophylaxis. Two years after initial diagnosis, the patient was found to have progressive decline in IgG levels (as low as 200-300 mg/dL) despite regular Ig infusions. The laboratory tests revealed massive proteinuria and his kidney biopsy showed accumulation of AA type amyloid. We believe that the delay in the diagnosis of CVID and initiation of Ig replacement therapy caused chronic inflammation due to recurrent infections in our patient and this led to an uncommon and life-threatening complication, amyloidosis. Patients with CVID require regular follow-up for the control of infections and assessment of adequacy of Ig replacement therapy. Amyloidosis should be kept in the differential diagnosis when managing patients with CVID.

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Clin Immunol ; 161(2): 316-23, 2015 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26117625

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Combined immunodeficiencies (CIDs) are heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by abrogated/impaired T cell development and/or functions that resulted from diverse genetic defects. In addition to the susceptibility to infections with various microorganisms, the patients may have lymphoproliferation, autoimmunity, inflammation, allergy and malignancy. Recently, three groups have independently reported patients having mutations in STK4 gene that cause a novel autosomal recessive (AR) CID. We describe here two siblings with a novel STK4 mutation identified during the evaluation of a group of patients with features highly overlapping with those of DOCK-8 deficiency, a form of AR hyperimmunoglobulin E syndrome. The patients' clinical features include autoimmune cytopenias, viral skin (molluscum contagiosum and perioral herpetic infection) and bacterial infections, mild onychomycosis, mild atopic and seborrheic dermatitis, lymphopenia (particularly CD4 lymphopenia), and intermittent mild neutropenia. Determination of the underlying defect and reporting the patients are required for the description of the phenotypic spectrum of each immunodeficiency.


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Doenças Autoimunes/genética , Síndrome de Job/genética , Linfopenia/genética , Mutação , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/genética , Irmãos , Doenças Autoimunes/diagnóstico , Pré-Escolar , Análise Mutacional de DNA , Saúde da Família , Feminino , Humanos , Lactente , Síndrome de Job/diagnóstico , Síndrome de Job/terapia , Linfopenia/diagnóstico , Linfopenia/terapia , Masculino , Linhagem , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/deficiência
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J Allergy Clin Immunol ; 136(2): 402-12, 2015 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-25724123

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BACKGROUND: Mutations in dedicator of cytokinesis 8 (DOCK8) cause a combined immunodeficiency (CID) also classified as autosomal recessive (AR) hyper-IgE syndrome (HIES). Recognizing patients with CID/HIES is of clinical importance because of the difference in prognosis and management. OBJECTIVES: We sought to define the clinical features that distinguish DOCK8 deficiency from other forms of HIES and CIDs, study the mutational spectrum of DOCK8 deficiency, and report on the frequency of specific clinical findings. METHODS: Eighty-two patients from 60 families with CID and the phenotype of AR-HIES with (64 patients) and without (18 patients) DOCK8 mutations were studied. Support vector machines were used to compare clinical data from 35 patients with DOCK8 deficiency with those from 10 patients with AR-HIES without a DOCK8 mutation and 64 patients with signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) mutations. RESULTS: DOCK8-deficient patients had median IgE levels of 5201 IU, high eosinophil levels of usually at least 800/µL (92% of patients), and low IgM levels (62%). About 20% of patients were lymphopenic, mainly because of low CD4(+) and CD8(+) T-cell counts. Fewer than half of the patients tested produced normal specific antibody responses to recall antigens. Bacterial (84%), viral (78%), and fungal (70%) infections were frequently observed. Skin abscesses (60%) and allergies (73%) were common clinical problems. In contrast to STAT3 deficiency, there were few pneumatoceles, bone fractures, and teething problems. Mortality was high (34%). A combination of 5 clinical features was helpful in distinguishing patients with DOCK8 mutations from those with STAT3 mutations. CONCLUSIONS: DOCK8 deficiency is likely in patients with severe viral infections, allergies, and/or low IgM levels who have a diagnosis of HIES plus hypereosinophilia and upper respiratory tract infections in the absence of parenchymal lung abnormalities, retained primary teeth, and minimal trauma fractures.


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Infecções Bacterianas/complicações , Fatores de Troca do Nucleotídeo Guanina/deficiência , Síndrome de Job/complicações , Fenótipo , Dermatopatias/complicações , Viroses/complicações , Adolescente , Adulto , Antígenos de Bactérias/sangue , Antígenos de Bactérias/imunologia , Antígenos Virais/sangue , Antígenos Virais/imunologia , Infecções Bacterianas/genética , Infecções Bacterianas/imunologia , Infecções Bacterianas/mortalidade , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/patologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/patologia , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Eosinófilos/imunologia , Eosinófilos/patologia , Feminino , Fatores de Troca do Nucleotídeo Guanina/genética , Fatores de Troca do Nucleotídeo Guanina/imunologia , Humanos , Imunoglobulina E/sangue , Imunoglobulina E/genética , Imunoglobulina M/sangue , Imunoglobulina M/genética , Lactente , Síndrome de Job/genética , Síndrome de Job/imunologia , Síndrome de Job/mortalidade , Contagem de Linfócitos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mutação , Fator de Transcrição STAT3/genética , Fator de Transcrição STAT3/imunologia , Dermatopatias/genética , Dermatopatias/imunologia , Dermatopatias/mortalidade , Máquina de Vetores de Suporte , Análise de Sobrevida , Viroses/genética , Viroses/imunologia , Viroses/mortalidade
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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.


Assuntos
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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J Clin Immunol ; 35(2): 189-98, 2015 Feb.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-25627830

RESUMO

Mutations in DOCK8 result in autosomal recessive Hyper-IgE syndrome with combined immunodeficiency (CID). However, the natural course of disease, long-term prognosis, and optimal therapeutic management have not yet been clearly defined. In an international retrospective survey of patients with DOCK8 mutations, focused on clinical presentation and therapeutic measures, a total of 136 patients with a median follow-up of 11.3 years (1.3-47.7) spanning 1693 patient years, were enrolled. Eczema, recurrent respiratory tract infections, allergies, abscesses, viral infections and mucocutaneous candidiasis were the most frequent clinical manifestations. Overall survival probability in this cohort [censored for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT)] was 87 % at 10, 47 % at 20, and 33 % at 30 years of age, respectively. Event free survival was 44, 18 and 4 % at the same time points if events were defined as death, life-threatening infections, malignancy or cerebral complications such as CNS vasculitis or stroke. Malignancy was diagnosed in 23/136 (17 %) patients (11 hematological and 9 epithelial cancers, 5 other malignancies) at a median age of 12 years. Eight of these patients died from cancer. Severe, life-threatening infections were observed in 79/136 (58 %); severe non-infectious cerebral events occurred in 14/136 (10 %). Therapeutic measures included antiviral and antibacterial prophylaxis, immunoglobulin replacement and HSCT. This study provides a comprehensive evaluation of the clinical phenotype of DOCK8 deficiency in the largest cohort reported so far and demonstrates the severity of the disease with relatively poor prognosis. Early HSCT should be strongly considered as a potential curative measure.


Assuntos
Estudos de Associação Genética , Fatores de Troca do Nucleotídeo Guanina/deficiência , Fatores de Troca do Nucleotídeo Guanina/genética , Adolescente , Adulto , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Estudos de Coortes , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Imunoglobulina E/sangue , Imunoglobulina E/imunologia , Incidência , Lactente , Infecção/diagnóstico , Infecção/epidemiologia , Infecção/etiologia , Síndrome de Job/complicações , Síndrome de Job/diagnóstico , Síndrome de Job/genética , Síndrome de Job/imunologia , Síndrome de Job/mortalidade , Síndrome de Job/terapia , Contagem de Linfócitos , Subpopulações de Linfócitos/imunologia , Subpopulações de Linfócitos/metabolismo , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mutação , Neoplasias/epidemiologia , Neoplasias/etiologia , Fenótipo , Adulto Jovem
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