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Scientists find gene that modifies severity of cystic fibrosis lung disease

... the impact of genetic differences in IFRD1 on neutrophil regulation. They found that the same IFRD1 ... fibrosis lung disease severity also altered neutrophil function in the healthy volunteers. In a ... also determined that IFRD1's regulation of neutrophil function depends on its interaction with histone ...

Study Pinpoints New Gene for Cystic Fibrosis

... paper is it further strengthens the importance of neutrophil function in modulating disease severity," said ... findings do implicate IFRD1 in particular, and neutrophil activation in general, as potential targets for ... But that's in mice. Does IFRD1 status affect neutrophil function in humans, too? By assaying human ...

Centocor Ortho Biotech Statement on the FDA ODAC Opinion Regarding DOXIL(R) for Treatment of Advanced Breast Cancer

... sarcoma, hematologic toxicity (based on platelet count or absolute neutrophil count) may require dose reduction or delay in administration of DOXIL ... multiple myeloma, hematologic toxicity (based on platelet count, absolute neutrophil count, hemoglobin level, or neutropenia with fever) may require dose ...

Boost Natural Killer Cells to Prevent Swine Flu

... cells which engulf and destroy bacteria and other harmful microorganisms. neutrophil activity was reduced over 45 percent, two hours, after sugar consumption. ... system work together, through chemical messenger systems, increasing neutrophil activity can enhance Natural Killer Cell activity. Florida Detox and ...

Scientists identify new congenital neutropenia syndrome and causative gene mutation

... (where one copy of the gene is mutated and the other is not) in the neutrophil elastase (ELA2) gene. In 2007, Klein's lab identified another causative ... of Child Health and Human Development, published research showing impaired neutrophil activity and increased susceptibility to bacterial infection in mice ...

Simple, inexpensive and objective tools for the assessment of mucosal inflammation: fecal markers

... in mucosal biopsies from patients with active IBD is infiltration by neutrophil granulocytes. Moreover, the number of eosinophil granulocytes is also ... IBD. Upon activation, neutrophils release Calprotectin and MPO, two major neutrophil proteins, while eosinophils release the protein, EPX. Previous studies ...

White blood cell uses DNA 'catapult' to fight infection

... Earlier studies suggested another type of white blood cell the neutrophil also expels DNA and granule proteins to kill bacteria. However, this DNA comes from the nucleus and its release causes the neutrophil to die. The eosinophil is able to survive after expelling its ...

JCI table of contents: June 20, 2008

... is to internalize microorganisms and destroy them using proteins known as neutrophil serine proteases (NSPs), but whether NSPs have a role in noninfectious ... inhibitors of NSPs as anti-inflammatory drugs. TITLE: Proteinase 3 and neutrophil elastase enhance inflammation in mice by inactivating antiinflammatory ...

Melissa Biggs, Fashion Designer and Former Baywatch Actress, Teams with CSL Behring to Raise Awareness of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, a Commonly Misdiagnosed Respiratory Disease

... roles is to shield the delicate tissues of the lungs by binding to neutrophil elastase, an enzyme released by certain white blood cells that digests ... levels of AAT inhales irritants or contracts a lung infection, the neutrophil elastase released to protect the lungs is uncontrolled and can injure ...

Discovery to hasten new malaria treatments, vaccines for children

... were the first to observe that the white blood cell remnants actually are neutrophil Extracellular Traps or NETs that both capture malaria parasites and ... and analyzed at FSU between 2005-2007. The 2008 paper, Cytokine-associated neutrophil Extracellular traps and antinuclear antibodies in Plasmodium falciparum ...

Rare lung disease cells indicate higher death risk

... have discovered. According to a new study, increased numbers of neutrophil (pronounced new-tro-fil) cellsa type of white blood cellin patients lungs ... make its appearance. With this information, we can now work to identify neutrophil cells in patients lungs and provide detailed information for more accurate ...

Telik Reports Positive Results From Phase 1 Dose-Escalation Study of TELINTRA Tablets in Myelodysplastic Syndrome

... occurring in patients treated at the higher dose levels. Across all doses, neutrophil (HI-N) responses were observed in 21% (4 of 19) patients with neutrophil cytopenias. Seven of 21 patients (33%) with platelet cytopenias had HI-P. ...

Favorable Vote From FDA Advisory Committee on SEROQUEL Pediatric Supplemental New Drug Applications

... other causative factors. Patients with neutropenia should be carefully monitored, and SEROQUEL should be discontinued in any patient if the absolute neutrophil count is 1000/mm3. Tardive dyskinesia (TD), a potentially irreversible syndrome of involuntary dyskinetic movements, may develop in patients ...

FDA Advisory Committee Recommendation on SEROQUEL XR Supplemental New Drug Applications

... factors. Patients with neutropenia should be carefully monitored, and SEROQUEL XR and SEROQUEL should be discontinued in any patient if the absolute neutrophil count is < 1000/mm3. Tardive dyskinesia (TD), a potentially irreversible syndrome of involuntary dyskinetic movements, may develop in ...

FDA Advisory Committee Recommendation on SEROQUEL XR Supplemental New Drug Applications

... factors. Patients with neutropenia should be carefully monitored, and SEROQUEL XR and SEROQUEL should be discontinued in any patient if the absolute neutrophil count is < 1000/mm3. Tardive dyskinesia (TD), a potentially irreversible syndrome of involuntary dyskinetic movements, may develop in ...

FDA Advisory Committee Documents for SEROQUEL XR Available on AstraZeneca Web Site

... causative factors. Patients with neutropenia should be carefully monitored, and SEROQUEL XR should be discontinued in any patient if the absolute neutrophil count is < 1000/mm3. Tardive dyskinesia (TD), a potentially irreversible syndrome of involuntary dyskinetic movements, may develop in ...

Insights Give New Hope Against Cystic Fibrosis

... with conflicting messages that "are messing them up completely." As a result, the neutrophils may release large amounts of an enzyme called human neutrophil elastase, which destroys the elastic fiber of the lungs, the researchers said. In healthy people, neutrophils never release this enzyme into nearby ...

AstraZeneca Announces SEROQUEL XR is Now Available to Treat Bipolar Depression

... causative factors. Patients with neutropenia should be carefully monitored, and SEROQUEL XR should be discontinued in any patient if the absolute neutrophil count is < 1000/cubic mm. Tardive dyskinesia (TD), a potentially irreversible syndrome of involuntary dyskinetic movements, may develop in ...

IMPACT Study Demonstrates That Longer Prophylactic Therapy With Valcyte(R) (Valganciclovir Hydrochloride Tablets) Increases Protection Against CMV - the Most Serious Viral Infection Affecting Transplant Patients

... studies, ganciclovir was carcinogenic, teratogenic, and caused aspermatogenesis. Valcyte tablets should not be administered if the absolute neutrophil count is less than 500 cells/micro liter, the platelet count is less than 25,000/micro liter, or the hemoglobin is less than 8 g/dL. Severe ...

Summary Judgment Granted for SEROQUEL(R) Patent Litigation

... other causative factors. Patients with neutropenia should be carefully monitored, and SEROQUEL should be discontinued in any patient if the absolute neutrophil count is < 1000/mm3. Tardive dyskinesia (TD), a potentially irreversible syndrome of involuntary dyskinetic movements, may develop in patients ...

New Test Predicts Risk of Post-Surgery Kidney Injury

... study shows. The finding could lead to earlier treatment and better patient outcomes, the researchers say. The test measures a biomarker called neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) in urine. "Urine NGAL represents a powerful early predictive marker of AKI, preceding the increase in serum ...

Function of molecular switch pinpointed in severe congenital neutropenia

... Hospital Medical Center reports in the March 14 Immunity the first evidence of how a specific genetic mutation found in humans with SCN blocks neutrophil development in mouse bone marrow cells. The finding is expected to give researchers a way to more effectively study SCN, which puts children at ...

JCI online early table of contents: March 3, 2008

... agents that selectively induce NGAL expression in human sebaceous glands might provide a new approach to treating individuals with acne. TITLE: neutrophil gelatinase–associated lipocalin mediates 13-cis retinoic acid-induced apoptosis of human sebaceous gland cells AUTHOR CONTACT: Diane M. ...

$4 million award to improve detection of acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery

... surgery patients, Yale researchers, led by nephrologist Chirag Parikh, M.D., are studying three biomarkers: urine interleuken 18 (IL-18), urine neutrophil gelatinase associated lipocalin (NGAL), and serum cystatin C. Parikh and his colleagues are doing the work in conjunction with a clinical consortium ...

MSU researchers make new discoveries on what does and doesn't affect immune system

... observed. "With the pharmacological versions of steroids, you lose some immune function," Fraker explained. "With the natural versions, you retain neutrophil [a type of white blood cell] function. It may be worthwhile for pharmaceutical companies to investigate synthesizing natural versions of the ....

Bayer Establishes US Special Access Program for Leukine(R) While Replacing Current Liquid Formulation

... factor approved in the US for use following induction chemotherapy in older adults with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) to shorten the time to neutrophil recovery and reduce the incidence of severe and life-threatening infections and infections resulting in death. Leukine also has been approved in the ...

Engineers use blood's hydrodynamics to manipulate stem, cancer cells

... that only the neutrophils respond to those selectins, so only neutrophils slow down in the blood. King was working out the physical dynamics of this neutrophil rolling in his office one day when Jane Liesveld, a hematology clinician doing work on bone marrow stem cells at the University of Rochester, walked ...

Antibiotic treatment targets difficult asthma

... half of people with asthma symptoms have normal levels of eosinophils. In a previous study we have shown that an inflammatory cell called the neutrophil is increased in some asthma patients and that treatments are needed to combat other types of inflammation in people with asthma, said Dr Jodie ...

PEGINTRON(TM) and REBETOL(R) Approved in European Union for Retreating Hepatitis C Patients Who Failed Previous Pegylated or Non-Pegylated Interferon Therapy

... or clinically significant adverse events have been reported at a frequency less than 1% with PEGINTRON or interferon alpha: Severe decreases in neutrophil or platelet counts, hypothyroidism, hyperglycemia, hypotension, arrhythmia, ulcerative and hemorrhagic colitis, development or exacerbation of ...

Rigel R788 Raises Platelet Counts in Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) Patients in Phase 2 Study

... old. The primary side effects were GI-related symptoms. R788 elevated blood pressure in some patients but appeared not to have significant effect on neutrophil counts. An abstract of these results is available on the American Society of Hematology (ASH) website. A more complete and updated poster ...

Key Mechanism to Emergence of Strep Bacteria

... of the bacteriophage-encoded enzyme that blocks neutrophil killing. When neutrophils of the immune ... mutation allows the bacteria not only to survive neutrophil killing, but to spread and destroy tissues, as is ... the single bacteriophage gene encoding the neutrophil resistance factor, the M1T1 strep strain lost its ...

Novel Anti-Neutrophilic Effect produced by Salmeterol in mild asthma patients

... E-selectin in serum, each of which reflect neutrophil involvement, was found to be significantly ... compared with fluticasone propionate, reduced neutrophil number and human neutrophil lipocalin level in bronchial lavage fluid, and ...

Prematurity More Accurately Predicted by Advances in Proteomic Technology

... a score of 3-4 is indicative of infection. The proteins detected are human neutrophil defensin 1, human neutrophil defensin 2, calgranulin C and calgranulin A. About 50 percent of ...

WBC Selective About Sugar

... neutrophil is selective of its reaction to a particular variety of sugar present on ... not beta-1,3-glucan, and then pinpointed a molecule on the surface of the neutrophil that recognizes these proteins. To link her experiments back to ...

Gender Linked to Development of Skin Cancer

... levels, DNA damage in the skin and the levels of myeloperoxidase in the tissue. Myeloperoxidase is an enzyme that reflects the extent of neutrophil infiltration, the first step in the inflammatory response. Antioxidants help repair damaged DNA and also help clean up toxic byproducts of injured ...

Gender Linked to Development of Skin Cancer

... levels, DNA damage in the skin and the levels of myeloperoxidase in the tissue. Myeloperoxidase is an enzyme that reflects the extent of neutrophil infiltration, the first step in the inflammatory response. Antioxidants help repair damaged DNA and also help clean up toxic byproducts of injured ...

WBC in Lung Produces Histamine: Study

... did much worse. Even though there were no mast cells, histamine levels rose up to 50 times normal." The reason was straightforward, Caughey says. neutrophil numbers increased in response to infection, and neutrophils in turn produced histamine. "It's a direct effect of the mycoplasma bacteria on ...

Chemotherapy increases the demand for blood components

... in the shade. They normally involved five hourly treatments every month during which my white and red blood cell counts and my platelets and neutrophil counts went to zero. “I could not have committed to my chemotherapy without the blood products including platelets being available. I simply ...

Popcorn Workers At Health Risk

... to flavoring vapors, with positions in office, polyethylene packaging, warehouse, and outside sections of the plant. Study results show that neutrophil concentrations in nonsmoking workers were significantly higher than those of the healthy nonsmoking control group, and sputum interleukin-8 and ...
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