- Canakinumab for the Treatment of Autoinflammatory Recurrent Fever Syndromes. [Randomized Controlled Trial]
- NEJMN Engl J Med 2018 05 17; 378(20):1908-1919
- CONCLUSIONS: In this trial, canakinumab was effective in controlling and preventing flares in patients with colchicine-resistant familial Mediterranean fever, mevalonate kinase deficiency, and TRAPS. (Funded by Novartis; CLUSTER ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT02059291 .).
- Recurrent fever and arthralgia as the presentation of tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated periodic syndrome (TRAPS) in a Chinese girl: a case report and review of the literature. [Review]
- CRClin Rheumatol 2018; 37(5):1433-1438
- Tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated periodic syndrome (TRAPS) is characterized by recurrent episodes of inflammation with fever, abdominal pain, chest pain, rash, myalgia, arthralgia, conjuncti...
Tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated periodic syndrome (TRAPS) is characterized by recurrent episodes of inflammation with fever, abdominal pain, chest pain, rash, myalgia, arthralgia, conjunctivitis, and periorbital edema. This condition is a rare autosomal dominant disease that is strongly associated with heterozygous mutations in the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor super family 1A (TNFRSF1A) gene. This condition is believed to be more common in Western countries than in Asian countries, and the AA amyloidosis rate for European countries is estimated to be 10%. Herein, we report the case of a 14-year-old girl with recurrent fever and arthralgia with inflammatory marker elevation for 10 years. After extensive investigation of the infectious etiology with negative results and similar phenomenon observed within her family, the diagnosis of TRAPS was made based on next-generation sequencing, which revealed a T50M mutation; she was also sensitive to corticosteroids. Although none of our TRAPS patients developed AA amyloidosis, we suggest the continual monitoring of urinalysis results and serum amyloid A concentrations during long-term follow-up. Moreover, we also reviewed the related literature and found no Asian patients who had developed AA amyloidosis.
- Other autoinflammatory disease genes in an FMF-prevalent population: a homozygous MVK mutation and a novel heterozygous TNFRSF1A mutation in two different Turkish families with clinical FMF. [Case Reports]
- CEClin Exp Rheumatol 2017 Nov-Dec; 35 Suppl 108(6):75-81
- CONCLUSIONS: In high risk populations of FMF a proportion of patients without MEFV mutations may carry causative mutations in other genes, and the clinical findings may not be fully consistent with the phenotype expected of the mutation identified but rather resemble FMF or an overlap syndrome.
- Tumor necrosis factor-associated periodic syndrome in adults. [Review]
- RIRheumatol Int 2018; 38(1):3-11
- Tumor necrosis factor-associated periodic syndrome is an autoinflammatory disorder classified under hereditary periodic fever syndromes. Mutations in the tumor necrosis factor receptor contribute to ...
Tumor necrosis factor-associated periodic syndrome is an autoinflammatory disorder classified under hereditary periodic fever syndromes. Mutations in the tumor necrosis factor receptor contribute to tumor necrosis factor-associated periodic syndrome. Decreased shedding of receptors and increased mitochondrial reactive oxygen species production leading to elevated proinflammatory cytokines are documented. Inflammation in various organs is hallmark of tumor necrosis factor-associated periodic syndrome and manifests as spiking fever, abdominal pain, conjunctivitis and polyserositis in adults. The ongoing challenge is to diagnose the disease early in its course to prevent amyloidosis. The treatment options have evolved from use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and corticosteroids to targeted therapy like tumor necrosis factor receptor inhibitors and interleukin-1 blockers. The aim of this review is to give an overview of the pathogenesis, clinical features and the various treatment modalities available for tumor necrosis factor-associated periodic syndrome and aid physicians in recognizing the signs of the disease earlier.
- A signalome screening approach in the autoinflammatory disease TNF receptor associated periodic syndrome (TRAPS) highlights the anti-inflammatory properties of drugs for repurposing. [Journal Article]
- PRPharmacol Res 2017; 125(Pt B):188-200
- TNF receptor associated periodic syndrome (TRAPS) is an autoinflammatory disease caused by mutations in TNF Receptor 1 (TNFR1). Current therapies for TRAPS are limited and do not target the pro-infla...
TNF receptor associated periodic syndrome (TRAPS) is an autoinflammatory disease caused by mutations in TNF Receptor 1 (TNFR1). Current therapies for TRAPS are limited and do not target the pro-inflammatory signalling pathways that are central to the disease mechanism. Our aim was to identify drugs for repurposing as anti-inflammatories based on their ability to down-regulate molecules associated with inflammatory signalling pathways that are activated in TRAPS. This was achieved using rigorously optimized, high through-put cell culture and reverse phase protein microarray systems to screen compounds for their effects on the TRAPS-associated inflammatory signalome. 1360 approved, publically available, pharmacologically active substances were investigated for their effects on 40 signalling molecules associated with pro-inflammatory signalling pathways that are constitutively upregulated in TRAPS. The drugs were screened at four 10-fold concentrations on cell lines expressing both wild-type (WT) TNFR1 and TRAPS-associated C33Y mutant TNFR1, or WT TNFR1 alone; signalling molecule levels were then determined in cell lysates by the reverse-phase protein microarray. A novel mathematical methodology was developed to rank the compounds for their ability to reduce the expression of signalling molecules in the C33Y-TNFR1 transfectants towards the level seen in the WT-TNFR1 transfectants. Seven high-ranking drugs were selected and tested by RPPA for effects on the same 40 signalling molecules in lysates of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from C33Y-TRAPS patients compared to PBMCs from normal controls. The fluoroquinolone antibiotic lomefloxacin, as well as others from this class of compounds, showed the most significant effects on multiple pro-inflammatory signalling pathways that are constitutively activated in TRAPS; lomefloxacin dose-dependently significantly reduced expression of 7/40 signalling molecules across the Jak/Stat, MAPK, NF-κB and PI3K/AKT pathways. This study demonstrates the power of signalome screening for identifying candidates for drug repurposing.
- Autoinflammatory Diseases with Periodic Fevers. [Review]
- CRCurr Rheumatol Rep 2017; 19(7):41
- One purpose of this review was to raise awareness for the new autoinflammatory syndromes. These diseases are increasingly recognized and are in the differential diagnosis of many disease states. We a...
One purpose of this review was to raise awareness for the new autoinflammatory syndromes. These diseases are increasingly recognized and are in the differential diagnosis of many disease states. We also aimed to review the latest recommendations for the diagnosis, management, and treatment of these patients.
- Efficacy and safety of anakinra in tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated periodic syndrome (TRAPS) complicated by severe renal failure: a report after long-term follow-up and review of the literature. [Case Reports]
- CRClin Rheumatol 2017; 36(7):1687-1690
- Tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated periodic syndrome (TRAPS), caused by mutations in the TNFRSF1A gene, is the most frequent autosomal dominant autonflammatory disease displaying a relevant ri...
Tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated periodic syndrome (TRAPS), caused by mutations in the TNFRSF1A gene, is the most frequent autosomal dominant autonflammatory disease displaying a relevant risk of reactive AA amyloidosis, if left untreated. Our report deals with one adult with TRAPS complicated by amyloidosis-related renal failure, treated with the recombinant human interleukin-1 receptor antagonist anakinra at a higher than conventional dosage. This treatment did not present any adverse event and led remarkably to the disappearance of all TRAPS-related manifestations and prompt decrease of laboratory abnormalities, including proteinuria. A review of the medical literature has been also considered to evaluate efficacy and safety of interleukin-1 inhibition in patients with TRAPS.
- Monogenic Periodic Fever Syndromes: Treatment Options for the Pediatric Patient. [Review]
- PDPaediatr Drugs 2017; 19(4):303-311
- Autoinflammatory diseases are disorders of the innate immune system characterized by uncontrolled inflammation. The most commonly encountered autoinflammatory diseases are the hereditary periodic fev...
Autoinflammatory diseases are disorders of the innate immune system characterized by uncontrolled inflammation. The most commonly encountered autoinflammatory diseases are the hereditary periodic fever syndromes, which present with fever and other features of the skin, serosal membranes, and musculoskeletal system. The main inherited (monogenic) periodic fever syndromes are familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), cryopyrin-associated periodic syndrome (CAPS), tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated periodic syndrome (TRAPS), and hyperimmunoglobulin D syndrome (HIDS)/mevalonate kinase deficiency (MKD). Recent advances in our understanding of the molecular and pathophysiological basis of autoinflammatory diseases have provided new treatment strategies. Patients with periodic fever syndromes have clearly benefited from anti-interleukin (IL)-1 treatment. Colchicine is still the mainstay of FMF therapy, but IL-1 blockade is also effective if colchicine fails. Early diagnosis and effective treatment can prevent irreversible organ damage. The scope of pathogenic mutations and more targeted therapy for better management of these rare diseases remains to be defined.
- Canakinumab for the treatment of TNF-receptor associated periodic syndrome. [Review]
- ERExpert Rev Clin Immunol 2017; 13(6):513-523
- TNF-receptor-associated periodic syndrome is an autoinflammatory disorder caused by mutations in TNF receptor superfamily 1A gene. The molecular pathogenesis of TRAPS remains unclear; it is known tha...
TNF-receptor-associated periodic syndrome is an autoinflammatory disorder caused by mutations in TNF receptor superfamily 1A gene. The molecular pathogenesis of TRAPS remains unclear; it is known that a key role is played by mutations in TNFRSF1A that induce the hypersecretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines as well as IL-1β, resulting in uncontrolled inflammatory reactions. Furthermore, TNFRSF1A gene mutations result in intracellular stress ultimately leading to increased production of interleukin-1β, but the exact mechanism referred to in the connection between TNFRSF1A mutation and increased release of IL-1β, is still under study. This explains why IL-1 inhibition treatment can be effective in treating TRAPS patients. The purpose of this review is to discuss the safety and efficacy of canakinumab, a high-affinity human monoclonal anti IL-1β antibody. Areas covered: The data obtained from case reports, case series, Phase II study and a phase III randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled trial have been analyzed. Efficacy and safety profiles of canakinumab are discussed. Expert commentary: Was discussed an overview of treatment options in TRAPS patients. The understanding of pathogenesis of TNF-receptor-associated periodic syndrome led to realize why TRAPS patients respond to IL-1 inhibition. Canakinumab became approved for the treatment in TRAPS patients very recently.
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- Novel mutation identified in severe early-onset tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated periodic syndrome: a case report. [Case Reports]
- BPedBMC Pediatr 2017 Apr 20; 17(1):108
- CONCLUSIONS: This report reviews a severe case of TRAPS in infancy associated with a novel mutation, Thr90Pro, in the TNFRSF1A gene, and emphasizes that autoinflammatory disease should be considered in the differential of infants with fever of unknown origin.