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Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is characterized by recurrent attacks of fever and serositis; in some cases, ensuing amyloidosis results in kidney damage. Treatment with colchicine reduces the frequency and severity of FMF attacks and prevents amyloidosis, although the mechanisms behind these effects are unknown. Pyrin, the protein product of the MEFV(More)
MEFV which encodes pyrin, cause familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), the most common auto-inflammatory disease. Pyrin is believed to be a regulator of inflammation, though the nature of this regulatory activity remains to be identified. Prophylactic treatment with colchicine, a microtubule toxin, has had a remarkable effect on disease progression and(More)
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autoinflammatory disease caused by mutations in the MEFV locus, which encodes the protein pyrin. While it is known that pyrin is expressed in myeloid cells and several fibroblastic cell types, the exact function of pyrin in these cells and the mechanism underlying the pathological effect of pyrin mutations have yet(More)
Mutations in pyrin cause the autoinflammatory disorder familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), a syndrome characterized by sporadic and unpredictable attacks of fever and localized severe pain. Currently, it is not clear how attacks are triggered, nor why they spontaneously resolve after 2 or 3 days. In fact, the cellular function of the pyrin protein and the(More)
PSTPIP1 is a cytoskeleton-associated adaptor protein that links PEST-type phosphatases to their substrates. Mutations in PSTPIP1 cause PAPA syndrome (Pyogenic sterile Arthritis, Pyoderma gangrenosum, and Acne), an autoinflammatory disease. PSTPIP1 binds to pyrin and mutations in pyrin result in familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), a related autoinflammatory(More)
AIM To characterize Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) in western Sweden, focusing on genotype, clinical picture, prevalence and age of onset as well as time to diagnosis. METHODS Patients with autoinflammatory diseases are continuously registered at the five main hospitals in Western Sweden. Case records of patients with FMF were analysed(More)
OBJECTIVE Amyloid development in familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) patients is associated with acute phase response and the acute phase reactant serum amyloid A which is induced by IL-1Beta. Its concentration can increase to more than 1000 fold during inflammation. In view of the inflammatory nature of FMF disease we have investigated whether IL-1Beta and(More)
A set of mutations in the MEditerranean FeVer (MEFV) gene causes familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), the most common auto-inflammatory disease. The gene encodes a protein named pyrin, which appears to play an important role in inflammatory pathways. Furthermore, pyrin, which is expressed in neutrophils, has been reported to interact with(More)