The authors used a post-test control group design. MSCs were obtained from human umbilical cord blood and characterized according to their surface antigen expression and multilineage differentiation capacities.
[Journal of the Formosan Medical Association]
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Reports of widespread thromboses and disseminated intravascular coagulation in patients with coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) have been rapidly increasing in number. This perspective has critical implications for treatment.
[Nature Reviews Rheumatology]
Aurinia Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that the US FDA has accepted the filing of its New Drug Application for voclosporin, as a potential treatment for lupus nephritis, a serious inflammation of the kidneys caused by the autoimmune disease systemic lupus erythematosus.
Aurinia Pharmaceuticals, Inc.]
The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research has been awarded a $15 million grant to study brain dysfunction tied to lupus by the National Institutes of Health. Betty Diamond, MD, director of the Feinstein’s Institute of Molecular Medicine, will use the five-year grant to investigate the role of anti-N-methyl D-aspartate receptor.
[The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research (Business Wire, Inc.)]
Investigators found that human and mouse macrophages underwent a switch to glycolysis in response to IgG immune complex stimulation, mirroring macrophage metabolic changes in inflamed tissue in vivo. This metabolic reprogramming was required to generate a number of proinflammatory mediators, including IL-1β, and was dependent on mTOR and hypoxia-inducible factor-1α.
[Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America]
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