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  • article 1 Citação(ões) na Scopus
    (2014) ARRUDA, Lia Barbara; ARAUJO, Marilia Ladeira de; MARTINEZ, Maira Luccia; GONSALEZ, Claudio Roberto; DUARTE, Alberto Jose da Silva; COAKLEY, Eoin; LIE, Yolanda; CASSEB, Jorge
    The clinical application of CCR5 antagonists involves first determining the coreceptor usage by the infecting viral strain. Bioinformatics programs that predict coreceptor usage could provide an alternative method to screen candidates for treatment with CCR5 antagonists, particularly in countries with limited financial resources. Thus, the present study aims to identify the best approach using bioinformatics tools for determining HIV-1 coreceptor usage in clinical practice. Proviral DNA sequences and Trofile results from 99 HIV-1-infected subjects under clinical monitoring were analyzed in this study. Based on the Trofile results, the viral variants present were 81.1% R5, 21.4% R5X4 and 1.8% X4. Determination of tropism using a Geno2pheno([coreceptor]) analysis with a false positive rate of 10% gave the most suitable performance in this sampling: the R5 and X4 strains were found at frequencies of 78.5% and 28.4%, respectively, and there was 78.6% concordance between the phenotypic and genotypic results. Further studies are needed to clarify how genetic diversity amongst virus strains affects bioinformatics-driven approaches for determining tropism. Although this strategy could be useful for screening patients in developing countries, some limitations remain that restrict the wider application of coreceptor usage tests in clinical practice.
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    Novel Mutations in MVK Associated with Hyperimmunoglobulinemia D with Periodic Fever Syndrome Phenotype
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    Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders (PID) in a Specialized Dermatology Outpatient Unit in Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • article 98 Citação(ões) na Scopus
    Effect of Cholecalciferol as Adjunctive Therapy With Insulin on Protective Immunologic Profile and Decline of Residual beta-Cell Function in New-Onset Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
    (2012) GABBAY, Monica A. L.; SATO, Maria N.; FINAZZO, Claudia; DUARTE, Alberto J. S.; DIB, Sergio A.
    Objective: To evaluate the effect of vitamin D-3 on cytokine levels, regulatory T cells, and residual beta-cell function decline when cholecalciferol (vitamin D-3 administered therapeutically) is given as adjunctive therapy with insulin in new-onset type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). Design and Setting: An 18-month (March 10, 2006, to October 28, 2010) randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted at the Diabetes Center of Sao Paulo Federal University, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Participants: Thirty-eight patients with new-onset T1DM with fasting serum C-peptide levels greater than or equal to 0.6 ng/mL were randomly assigned to receive daily oral therapy of cholecalciferol, 2000 IU, or placebo. Main Outcome Measure: Levels of proinflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines, chemokines, regulatory T cells, hemoglobin A(1c), and C-peptide; body mass index; and insulin daily dose. Results: Mean (SD) chemokine ligand 2 (monocyte chemoattractant protein 1) levels were significantly higher (184.6 [101.1] vs 121.4 [55.8] pg/mL) at 12 months, as well as the increase in regulatory T-cell percentage (4.55%[1.5%] vs 3.34%[1.8%]) with cholecalciferol vs placebo. The cumulative incidence of progression to undetectable (<= 0.1 ng/mL) fasting C-peptide reached 18.7% in the cholecalciferol group and 62.5% in the placebo group; stimulated C-peptide reached 6.2% in the cholecalciferol group and 37.5% in the placebo group at 18 months. Body mass index, hemoglobin A(1c) level, and insulin requirements were similar between the 2 groups. Conclusions: Cholecalciferol used as adjunctive therapy with insulin is safe and associated with a protective immunologic effect and slow decline of residual beta-cell function in patients with new-onset T1DM. Cholecalciferol may be an interesting adjuvant in T1DM prevention trials.
  • article 10 Citação(ões) na Scopus
    Effect of an Exercise Program on Lymphocyte Proliferative Responses of COPD Patients
    (2018) FERNANDES, Juliana Ruiz; SILVA, Cibele Cristine Berto Marques da; SILVA, Aline Grandi da; PINTO, Regina Maria de Carvalho; DUARTE, Alberto Jose da Silva; CARVALHO, Celso Ricardo; BENARD, Gil
    Exercise training has been shown to reduce symptoms and exacerbations in COPD patients; however, the exercise effect on patients' immune response is poorly known. We thus verified if an exercise program (EP) impacted on proliferative T cell response of COPD patients. Fourteen non-O-2 dependent COPD patients on standard treatment were studied. EP consisted in 24 sessions of aerobic and muscular training. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells were stimulated with the mitogen phytohemagglutinin and antigens from Haemophilus influenzae and cytomegalovirus, and the lymphocyte proliferative response (LPR) was assessed through the expression of Ki67 before and after the EP. The Quality of life [COPD assessment test (CAT)], dyspnea [(modified Medical Research Council scale (mMRC)], and 6-min walk distance were also assessed. The EP program increased significantly the LPR of TCD4+ lymphocytes to phytohemagglutinin and cytomegalovirus and H. influenzae antigens, but with TCD8+ lymphocytes the increase was less marked. Consistent with this, a higher proportion of TCD8+ than TCD4+ cells did not express the costimulatory molecule CD28. The EP also resulted in improvement of the quality of life, dyspnea, and physical capacity. The improvement in TCD4+ cell function may represent an additional mechanism through which the EP results in less exacerbations and hospitalizations.
  • article 1 Citação(ões) na Scopus
    Safety and immunogenicity of influenza A(H3N2) component vaccine in juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus
    (2023) AIKAWA, Nadia Emi; BORBA, Eduardo Ferreira; BALBI, Verena Andrade; SALLUM, Adriana Maluf Elias; BUSCATTI, Izabel Mantovani; CAMPOS, Lucia Maria Arruda; KOZU, Katia Tomie; GARCIA, Cristiana Couto; CAPAO, Artur Silva Vidal; PROENCA, Adriana Coracini Tonacio de; LEON, Elaine Pires; DUARTE, Alberto Jose da Silva; LOPES, Marta Heloisa; SILVA, Clovis Artur; BONFA, Eloisa
    Introduction Seasonal influenza A (H3N2) virus is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in the last 50 years in population that is greater than the impact of H1N1. Data assessing immunogenicity and safety of this virus component in juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus (JSLE) is lacking in the literature.Objective To evaluate short-term immunogenicity and safety of influenza A/Singapore (H3N2) vaccine in JSLE.Methods 24 consecutive JSLE patients and 29 healthy controls (HC) were vaccinated with influenza A/Singapore/INFIMH-16-0019/2016(H3N2)-like virus. Influenza A (H3N2) seroprotection (SP), seroconversion (SC), geometric mean titers (GMT), factor increase in GMT (FI-GMT) titers were assessed before and 4 weeks post-vaccination. Disease activity, therapies and adverse events (AE) were also evaluated.Results JSLE patients and controls were comparable in current age [14.5 (10.1-18.3) vs. 14 (9-18.4) years, p = 0.448] and female sex [21 (87.5%) vs. 19 (65.5%), p = 0.108]. Before vaccination, JSLE and HC had comparable SP rates [22 (91.7%) vs. 25 (86.2%), p = 0.678] and GMT titers [102.3 (95% CI 75.0-139.4) vs. 109.6 (95% CI 68.2-176.2), p = 0.231]. At D30, JSLE and HC had similar immune response, since no differences were observed in SP [24 (100%) vs. 28 (96.6%), p = 1.000)], SC [4 (16.7%) vs. 9 (31.0%), p = 0.338), GMT [162.3 (132.9-198.3) vs. 208.1 (150.5-287.8), p = 0.143] and factor increase in GMT [1.6 (1.2-2.1) vs. 1.9 (1.4-2.5), p = 0.574]. SLEDAI-2K scores [2 (0-17) vs. 2 (0-17), p = 0.765] and therapies remained stable throughout the study. Further analysis of possible factors influencing vaccine immune response among JSLE patients demonstrated similar GMT between patients with SLEDAI < 4 compared to SLEDAI >= 4 (p = 0.713), as well as between patients with and without current use of prednisone (p = 0.420), azathioprine (p = 1.0), mycophenolate mofetil (p = 0.185), and methotrexate (p = 0.095). No serious AE were reported in both groups and most of them were asymptomatic (58.3% vs. 44.8%, p = 0.958). Local and systemic AE were alike in both groups (p > 0.05).Conclusion This is the first study that identified adequate immune protection against H3N2-influenza strain with additional vaccine-induced increment of immune response and an adequate safety profile in JSLE. (, NCT03540823).
  • article 11 Citação(ões) na Scopus
    Evidence of regulatory myeloid dendritic cells and circulating inflammatory epidermal dendritic cells-like modulated by Toll-like receptors 2 and 7/8 in adults with atopic dermatitis
    (2017) SANTOS, Vanessa G. dos; ORFALI, Raquel L.; TITZ, Tiago de Oliveira; DUARTE, Alberto J. da Silva; SATO, Maria N.; AOKI, Valeria
    Backgroud Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic, inflammatory skin disease characterized by intense pruritus and xerosis. Dendritic cells (DC) play an essential role in tissue inflammation in atopic dermatitis (AD) skin, especially the inflammatory epidermal dendritic cells (IDEC), a particular subset of myeloid dendritic cells (mDC). The aim of the present study was to assess the phenotype and function of mDC and circulating IDEC-like in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) of adults with AD. Methods We selected 21 AD patients and 21 non-AD controls, age and gender matched. Expressions of Fc epsilon RI, CD36, TNF, IFN-gamma , and IL-10 in mDC were analyzed by flow cytometry under various stimuli, such as staphylococcal enterotoxin B (SEB), TLR2 (Pam3CSK4), TLR4 (LPS), and TLR7/8 (CL097) agonists. Results The most prominent findings in AD patients were: (i) enhanced frequency of IL-10 under TLR4 (LPS), and decreased frequency of IFN-gamma and TNF under TLR2 (Pam3CSK4) and 7/8 (CL097) stimulation in classic mDC; (ii) elevation of circulating IDEC-like frequency with TLR2 (Pam3CSK4) stimuli, augmented frequency of IFN-gamma in nonstimulated condition, and of IL-10 under TLR7/8 (CL097) stimuli in IDEC-like population. Conclusions In AD individuals, classic mDC showed an immunomodulatory profile, favoring tolerance in a combined action with IDEC-like, and inducing Th1 polarization. Our findings indicate a potential role of IDEC-like in the maintenance of inflammation in atopic dermatitis patients; moreover, IDEC-like may exert a regulatory impact on T cells of AD individuals through IL-10, often induced by agonist mimicking single stranded RNA virus.
  • article 21 Citação(ões) na Scopus
    Chronic activation profile of circulating CD8+T cells in Sezary syndrome
    (2018) TORREALBA, Marina Passos; MANFRERE, Kelly Cristina; MIYASHIRO, Denis R.; LIMA, Josenilson F.; OLIVEIRA, Luana de M.; PEREIRA, Natalli Z.; CURY-MARTINS, Jade; PEREIRA, Juliana; DUARTE, Alberto J. S.; SATO, Maria N.; SANCHES, Jose A.
    Sezary syndrome (SS) is a leukemic variant of cutaneous T cell lymphoma (CTCL), and the neoplastic CD4+ T cells of SS patients undergo intense clonal proliferation. Although Sezary cells have been studied extensively, studies on adaptive immunity regarding CD8+ T cells are scarce. This study aimed to investigate activation marker expression in CD8+ T cells according to the differentiation stages and IL-7/IL7Ra axis responses of patients with SS. Moreover, this study aimed to verify the soluble forms of CD38, sCD127 and IL-7 in serum. Although the SS patients of our cohort had reduced numbers of CD8+ T cells, they exhibited higher percentages of CD8+CD38+T cells, mainly effector/memory CD8+ T cells, than the control group. In contrast, down-regulated expression of the activation markers CD127/IL-7R and CD26 was found in the CD8+ T cells of SS patients. High serum levels of sCD38 and sCD127 and scarce serum levels of IL-7 were detected, emphasizing the immune activation status of SS patients. Moreover, CD8+ T cells from SS patients exhibited IL-7 unresponsiveness to STAT5 phosphorylation and Bcl-2 expression, and IL-7 priming partially restored IFN gamma production. Our findings showed a chronic activation profile of CD8+ T cells, as an attenuated cytotoxic profile and impaired IL-7 responsiveness was observed, suggesting chronic activation status of CD8+ T cells in SS patients.
  • article 14 Citação(ões) na Scopus
    Mucosal and systemic anti-GAG immunity induced by neonatal immunization with HIV LAMP/gag DNA vaccine in mice
    (2011) GOLDONI, Adriana Leticia; MACIEL JR., Milton; RIGATO, Paula Ordonhez; PIUBELLI, Orlando; BRITO, Cyro Alves de; MELO, Andrea; MARQUES, Ernesto Torres; AUGUST, Joseph Thomas; DUARTE, Alberto Jose da Silva; SATO, Maria Notomi
    Vaccines capable of inducing mucosal immunity in early postnatal life until adulthood, protecting early sexual initiation, should be considered as strategies to vaccination against HIV. The HIV-1 GAG protein as a chimera with the lysosome-associated membrane protein (LAMP/gag), encoded by a DNA vaccine, is targeted to the endosomal/lysosomal compartment that contains class II MHC molecules and has been shown to be immunogenic in adult mice. Assuming that one such strategy could help to overcome the immunological immaturity in the early postnatal period, we have evaluated the systemic and mucosal immunogenicity of LAMP/gag immunization in neonatal mice. Intranasal immunization with LAMP/gag vaccine induced higher levels of sIgA and IgG anti-GAG antibodies in intestinal washes than did the gag vaccine. The combination of ID injections and the IN protocol with the chimeric vaccine promoted the increase of Ab levels in sera. Both vaccines induced splenic IFN-gamma- secreting cells against GAG peptide pools, as well as in vivo cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) function, and increased the percentage of CD8+ T cells to the immunodominant class I peptide in gut and spleen. However, only the chimeric vaccine was able to enhance Th1/Th2 cytokine secretion in response to class II GAG peptide and to enhance IL-4-secreting cells against GAG peptides and p24 protein stimuli. Long-lasting humoral and cellular responses were detected until adult age, following neonatal immunization with the chimeric vaccine. The LAMP/gag vaccination was able to induce potent GAG-specific T and B cell immune responses in early life which are essential to elicit sustained and long-lasting mucosal and systemic humoral response.
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    Immunogenicity and Safety of an Inactivated Virus Vaccine Against SARS-CoV-2 in Patients with Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases
    (2021) MEDEIROS-RIBEIRO, Ana; AIKAWA, Nadia; SAAD, Carla Goncalves Schahin; YUKI, Emily Figueiredo Vieira Neves; PEDROSA, Tatiana do Nascimento; FUSCO, Solange; ROJO, Priscila; PEREIRA, Rosa; SHINJO, Samuel; ANDRADE, Danieli; SAMPAIO-BARROS, Percival; RIBEIRO, Carolina; DEVEZA, Giordano; MARTINS, Victor Adriano de Oliveira; SILVA, Clovis Artur; LOPES, Marta; DUARTE, Alberto; ANTONANGELO, Leila; SABINO, Ester; KALLAS, Esper; PASOTO, Sandra Gofinet; BONFA, Eloisa