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NFIL3-induced Pathological Enhancement of IgE Class Switch Recombination in Hyper-IgE Syndrome

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified August 2014 by Shanghai Children's Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : August 29, 2014
Last Update Posted : August 29, 2014
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Shanghai Children's Medical Center

Brief Summary:

Hyper IgE syndrome (HIES) is a rare and complex primary immunodeficiency that affects multiple systems. It is characterized by elevated Immunoglobulin E(IgE), recurrent skin and pulmonary infections and eczematoid dermatitis.Somatic manifestations include scoliosis, joint hyperextensibility, impaired shedding of deciduous teeth and facial dysmorphism.

The reason of extremely high level of serum IgE in the patients with HIES is unknown. Signal transducers and activators of transcription 3(STAT3) gene mutations can cause the STAT3/Janus kinase(STAT3/JAK) signal transduction pathway disorder, then can affect the B cell development.

It is reported that levels of extracellular signal cytokine and the prolonged half-life of IgE are not the causes of dramatically increased IgE levels in STAT3-HIES patients. According to our preliminary work, we found that the slight increase of IgE-secreting plasma cells could not explain the tremendously increased IgE level and that the key class switch recombination enzyme (AID) was up-regulated in STAT3-HIES patients. Intriguingly, we found that deregulation of immunoglobulin class switch recombination (CSR) in IgE secreting plasma cells in STAT3-HIES patients might play a key role in dramatically increased IgE levels.

Nuclear factor IL-3 regulated (NFIL3) is a newly discovered transcriptional factor. During STAT3-HIES IgE-secreting plasma cells differentiating, NFIL3 was significantly upregulated. The CSR of IgE was down-regulated in STAT3-deficiency mice as well as NFIL3-deficiency mice, however Interleukin-4(IL-4), a STAT3-independent cytokine, promotes NFIL3 expression by Signal transducers and activators of transcription 6(STAT6) dependent manner. Thus, we hypothesize that NFIL3 may play a key role in dramatically increased IgE levels in STAT3-HIES patients.

In-depth insight of the pathogenic role of NFIL3 within human STAT3-HIES has great significance in clarifying the pathogenesis of HIES and exploiting effective targeting interventions to improve clinical outcomes. Also, it can provide valuable clues for the clinical treatment of IgE-related diseases, such as parasite infection and malignant diseases.

Condition or disease
Job Syndrome

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Study Type : Observational [Patient Registry]
Estimated Enrollment : 40 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Target Follow-Up Duration: 3 Months
Study Start Date : September 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date : September 2014

gene mutation

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Times of Pneumonia [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  2. Times of Skin abscess [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   1 Month to 40 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
We divided the patients with HIES into two groups, namely Autosomal-dominant Hyper-IgE Syndrome(AD-HIES) group and Autosomal-recessive Hyper-IgE Syndrome(AR-HIES) group. According to the different group, we need to do a variety of detection index, for example, gene mutations, B-lymphocyte subsets, protein expression et al.In addition, healthy control group is needed in the experiment.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Group 1 AD-HIES patients A.Patients with extremely high serum IgE levels, IgE>2000IU/ml; B.Patients diagnosis referred to the NIH, and NIH score>15; C.Patients must be confirmed with clinical manifestations of AD-HIES, namely:skin abscesses,pneumonias,distinctive facial appearance,dental abnormalities,minimal trauma fractures D.Patients must be confirmed with STAT3 gene mutations;
  • Group 2 AR-HIES patients A.Patients with extremely high serum IgE levels, IgE>2000IU/ml; B.Patients diagnosis referred to the NIH, and NIH score>15; C.Patients must be confirmed with clinical manifestations of AR-HIES, namely:pneumonias,eczema,Skin abscesses,mucocutaneous viral infections,malignancy D.Patients must be confirmed with Dedicator of cytokinesis protein 8(DOCK8) or Tyrosine Kinase 2(Tyk2) gene mutations;
  • Group 3 Healthy Control A.Healthy control aged 1-25 year at time of enrollment.

Exclusion Criteria for all groups:

  • Any subjects with serious conditions requiring treatment or hospitalization;
  • Any subjects with pregnancy;
  • Any subjects who have a history of bone marrow transplant,or have received treatment with chemotherapy or radiation;

Additional Information:

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Responsible Party: Shanghai Children's Medical Center Identifier: NCT02228941     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 81273314
First Posted: August 29, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 29, 2014
Last Verified: August 2014
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Job Syndrome
Pathologic Processes
Phagocyte Bactericidal Dysfunction
Leukocyte Disorders
Hematologic Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases