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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197393/preclinical-efficacy-and-safety-of-the-ty21a-vaccine-strain-for-intravesical-immunotherapy-of-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer
#1
Sonia Domingos-Pereira, Valérie Cesson, Mathieu F Chevalier, Laurent Derré, Patrice Jichlinski, Denise Nardelli-Haefliger
Intravesical Bacillus-Calmette-Guérin (BCG) immunotherapy can reduce recurrence/progression of non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC), although significant adverse events and treatment failure argue for alternative options. Here, we examined whether another attenuated live vaccine, Vivotif/Ty21a, used since more than 30 y against typhoid fever, may be safely used intravesically to improve bladder-tumor treatment. Mice-bearing MB49 orthotopic bladder-tumors treated with intravesical Ty21a or BCG were compared for survival and bacteria recovery...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197392/p38-mapk-differentially-controls-nk-activating-ligands-at-transcriptional-and-post-transcriptional-level-on-multiple-myeloma-cells
#2
Alessandra Soriani, Cristiana Borrelli, Biancamaria Ricci, Rosa Molfetta, Alessandra Zingoni, Cinzia Fionda, Silvia Carnevale, Maria Pia Abruzzese, Maria Teresa Petrucci, Maria Rosaria Ricciardi, Giuseppe La Regina, Erica Di Cesare, Patrizia Lavia, Romano Silvestri, Rossella Paolini, Marco Cippitelli, Angela Santoni
The mechanisms that regulate the expression of the NKG2D and DNAM-1 activating ligands are only partially known, but it is now widely established that their expression is finely regulated at transcriptional, post-transcriptional and post-translational level, and involve numerous stress pathways depending on the type of ligand, stressor, and cell context. We show that treatment of Multiple Myeloma (MM) cells with sub-lethal doses of Vincristine (VCR), an anticancer drug that inhibits the assembly of microtubules, stimulates the expression of NKG2D and DNAM-1 activating ligands, rendering these cells more susceptible to NK cell-mediated killing...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197391/high-nkg2a-expression-contributes-to-nk-cell-exhaustion-and-predicts-a-poor-prognosis-of-patients-with-liver-cancer
#3
Cheng Sun, Jing Xu, Qiang Huang, Mei Huang, Hao Wen, Chuanshan Zhang, Jinyu Wang, Jiaxi Song, Meijuan Zheng, Haoyu Sun, Haiming Wei, Weihua Xiao, Rui Sun, Zhigang Tian
Background and Aims: As the predominant lymphocyte subset in the liver, natural killer (NK) cells have been shown to be highly associated with the outcomes of patients with chronic hepatitis B virus infection (CHB) and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Previously, we reported that NKG2A, a checkpoint candidate, mediates human and murine NK cell dysfunction in CHB. However, NK cell exhaustion and, particularly, the level of NKG2A expression within liver tumors have not been reported. Methods: In this study, we analyzed NKG2A expression and the related dysfunction of NK cells located in intra- or peritumor regions of liver tissue samples from 207 HCC patients, in addition to analyzing disease outcomes...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197390/the-immune-checkpoint-ligand-pd-l1-is-upregulated-in-emt-activated-human-breast-cancer-cells-by-a-mechanism-involving-zeb-1-and-mir-200
#4
Muhammad Zaeem Noman, Bassam Janji, Abderemane Abdou, Meriem Hasmim, Stéphane Terry, Tuan Zea Tan, Fathia Mami-Chouaib, Jean Paul Thiery, Salem Chouaib
PD-L1 expression and regulation by mesenchymal tumor cells remain largely undefined. Here, we report that among different EMT-activated MCF7 human breast cancer cell clones, PD-L1 was differentially upregulated in MCF7 sh-WISP2, MCF7-1001/2101, and MDA-MB-231 cells but not in MCF7 SNAI1 and MCF7 SNAI1-6SA cells. Mechanistic investigations revealed that siRNA silencing of ZEB-1, but not SNAI1, TWIST, or SLUG and overexpression of miR200 family members in MCF7 sh-WISP2 cells strongly decreased PD-L1 expression...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197389/adaptive-resistance-to-anti-pd1-therapy-by-tim-3-upregulation-is-mediated-by-the-pi3k-akt-pathway-in-head-and-neck-cancer
#5
Gulidanna Shayan, Raghvendra Srivastava, Jing Li, Nicole Schmitt, Lawrence P Kane, Robert L Ferris
Programmed Death 1 (PD-1) and T cell Ig and mucin domain-3 protein (Tim-3) are immune checkpoint receptors that are expressed on tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) in tumor-bearing mice and humans. As anti-PD-1 single agent response rates are only <20% in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) patients, it is important to understand how multiple inhibitory checkpoint receptors maintain suppressed cellular immunity. One such receptor, Tim-3, activates downstream proliferative pathways through Akt/S6, and is highly expressed in dysfunctional TIL...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197388/inhibition-of-tumor-growth-and-metastasis-by-emmprin-multiple-antigenic-peptide-map-vaccination-is-mediated-by-immune-modulation
#6
Elina Simanovich, Vera Brod, Maya M Rahat, Ella Drazdov, Miriam Walter, Jivan Shakya, Michal A Rahat
Previously, we have identified a new epitope in EMMPRIN, a multifunctional protein that mediates tumor cell-macrophage interactions and induces both MMP-9 and VEGF. Here, we synthesized this epitope as an octa-branched multiple antigenic peptide (MAP) to vaccinate mice implanted with subcutaneous syngeneic colon (CT26), prostate (TRAMP-C2) or renal (RENCA) cell line carcinomas. Vaccination inhibited, and sometimes regressed, tumor growth in a dose-dependent manner, reaching 94%, 71% and 72% inhibition, respectively, at a 50 μg dose (p < 0...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197387/ciita-driven-mhc-class-ii-expressing-tumor-cells-can-efficiently-prime-naive-cd4-th-cells-in-vivo-and-vaccinate-the-host-against-parental-mhc-ii-negative-tumor-cells
#7
Farah Bou Nasser Eddine, Greta Forlani, Letizia Lombardo, Alessandra Tedeschi, Giovanna Tosi, Roberto S Accolla
Our previous studies showed that non-immunogenic H-2(d) tumor cells of distinct epithelial histotypes can become highly immunogenic, induce a protective CD4(+) T cell response and vaccinate the animals against parental MHC-II-negative cells if they are rendered MHC class II-positive by stable transfection with the Air-1-encoded MHC-II transcriptional activator CIITA. These studies did not establish, however, whether tumor immunity was the consequence of a direct priming of naive CD4(+) T lymphocytes by CIITA-driven MHC-II-expressing tumor cells or by MHC-II-tumor antigen complexes engulfed by dendritic cells (DC) and exposed on the surface of these professional antigen presenting cells (APC)...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197386/deficiency-of-the-immunostimulatory-cytokine-il-21-promotes-intestinal-neoplasia-via-dysregulation-of-the-th1-th17-axis
#8
Mia Shapiro, Bisweswar Nandi, Gabriel Gonzalez, Rao H Prabhala, Hiroshi Mashimo, Qin Huang, Natasha Y Frank, Nikhil C Munshi, Jason S Gold
IL-21 has reported activity in promoting both Th1 and Th17 immune responses. Its role in sporadic human colorectal cancer is unknown. We aimed to delineate the role of IL-21 in a model of sporadic intestinal carcinogenesis. We found that in APC(MIN/+) mice, ablation of IL-21 increased intestinal tumorigenesis. Expression of pro-inflammatory Th17-associated genes, including RORγt and IL-17A, was increased in the intestine in the absence of IL-21, while expression of antitumor Th1-associated genes Tbet, IFNγ, granzyme B, and perforin was decreased...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197385/prognostic-and-predictive-aspects-of-the-tumor-immune-microenvironment-and-immune-checkpoints-in-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma
#9
Elly Marcq, Vasiliki Siozopoulou, Jorrit De Waele, Jonas van Audenaerde, Karen Zwaenepoel, Eva Santermans, Niel Hens, Patrick Pauwels, Jan P van Meerbeeck, Evelien L J Smits
Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive cancer with a poor prognosis and an increasing incidence, for which novel therapeutic strategies are urgently required. Since the immune system has been described to play a presumed role in the protection against MPM, characterization of its tumor immune microenvironment (TME) and immune checkpoints can identify new immunotherapeutic targets and their predictive and/or prognostic value. To characterize the TME and the immune checkpoint expression profile, we performed immunohistochemistry (IHC) on formalin-fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissue sections from 54 MPM patients (40 at time of diagnosis; 14 treated with chemotherapy)...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197384/oncolytic-measles-virus-induces-tumor-necrosis-factor-related-apoptosis-inducing-ligand-trail-mediated-cytotoxicity-by-human-myeloid-and-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cells
#10
Carole Achard, Jean-Baptiste Guillerme, Daniela Bruni, Nicolas Boisgerault, Chantal Combredet, Frédéric Tangy, Nolwenn Jouvenet, Marc Grégoire, Jean-François Fonteneau
Attenuated measles virus (MV) is currently being evaluated in clinical trials as an oncolytic therapeutic agent. Originally used for its lytic activity against tumor cells, it is now admitted that the effectiveness of MV also lies in its ability to initiate antitumor immune responses through the activation of dendritic cells (DCs). In this study, we investigated the capacity of oncolytic MV to convert human blood myeloid CD1c(+) DCs and plasmacytoid DCs (pDCs) into cytotoxic effectors. We found that MV induces the expression of the cytotoxic protein TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) on the surface of DCs...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197383/analysis-of-the-prognostic-role-of-an-immune-checkpoint-score-in-resected-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients
#11
Marta Usó, Eloísa Jantus-Lewintre, Silvia Calabuig-Fariñas, Ana Blasco, Eva García Del Olmo, Ricardo Guijarro, Miguel Martorell, Carlos Camps, Rafael Sirera
Tumors develop mechanisms to recruit tolerogenic immune cells and to induce the expression of molecules that act as immune checkpoints. This regulation of the immune microenvironment favors immune tolerance to the neoplastic cells. In this study, we have investigated the prognostic role of immune-checkpoint expression markers in a cohort of resectable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. RNA was isolated from fresh-frozen lung specimens (tumor and normal lung) (n = 178). RTqPCR was performed to analyze the relative expression of 20 immune-related genes that were normalized by the use of endogenous genes selected by GeNorm algorithm...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197382/s100a8-stroma-cells-predict-a-good-prognosis-and-inhibit-aggressiveness-in-colorectal-carcinoma
#12
Si Li, Fangying Xu, Hui Li, Jing Zhang, Anjing Zhong, Bin Huang, Maode Lai
Gene microarray and bioinformatic analysis showed that S100A8 was more abundant in the stroma surrounding tumor buddings (TBs) than in the stroma surrounding primary tumor cells in colorectal carcinomas. Here, S100A8(+) cells in 419 colorectal carcinoma samples were stained by immunohistochemistry and counted using Image-pro plus 6.0. TBs were also counted and biomarkers associated with the epithelial-mesenchymal transition and apoptosis were assessed by immunohistochemistry. We evaluated the association between S100A8(+) cells and clinico-pathological variables as well as survival...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197381/immunological-mechanisms-of-intravesical-chitosan-interleukin-12-immunotherapy-against-murine-bladder-cancer
#13
Sean G Smith, John L Baltz, Bhanu Prasanth Koppolu, Sruthi Ravindranathan, Khue Nguyen, David A Zaharoff
There is a critical unmet clinical need for bladder cancer immunotherapies capable of inducing durable antitumor immunity. We have shown that four intravesical treatments with a simple co-formulation of interleukin-12 and the biopolymer chitosan not only destroy orthotopic bladder tumors, but also promote a potent long-lasting systemic immune response as evidenced through tumor-specific in vitro killing assays, complete protection from rechallenge, and abscopal antitumor responses at distant non-treated tumors...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197380/the-influence-of-gut-decontamination-prophylactic-antibiotics-on-acute-graft-versus-host-disease-and-survival-following-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#14
Bertrand Routy, Caroline Letendre, David Enot, Maxime Chénard-Poirier, Vikram Mehraj, Noémie Charbonneau Séguin, Khaled Guenda, Kathia Gagnon, Paul-Louis Woerther, David Ghez, Silvy Lachance
The intestinal microbiota plays a key role in the pathogenesis of acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD). High-dose conditioning regimens given prior to allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (aHSCT) modulate the composition of gut microbiota and damage the gut epithelial barrier, resulting in increased systemic inflammation. We assessed whether gut decontamination with antibiotics (ATB) prior to aHSCT influenced the frequency of aGVHD and mortality in 500 patients from two Canadian centers between 2005 and 2012...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197379/caspase-2-and-oxidative-stress-underlie-the-immunogenic-potential-of-high-hydrostatic-pressure-induced-cancer-cell-death
#15
Irena Moserova, Iva Truxova, Abhishek D Garg, Jakub Tomala, Patrizia Agostinis, Pierre Francois Cartron, Sarka Vosahlikova, Marek Kovar, Radek Spisek, Jitka Fucikova
High hydrostatic pressure (HHP) promotes key characteristics of immunogenic cell death (ICD), in thus far resembling immunogenic chemotherapy and ionizing irradiation. Here, we demonstrate that cancer cells succumbing to HHP induce CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cell-dependent protective immunity in vivo. Moreover, we show that cell death induction by HHP relies on the overproduction of reactive oxygen species (ROS), causing rapid establishment of the integrated stress response, eIF2α phosphorylation by PERK, and sequential caspase-2, -8 and -3 activation...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197378/identification-of-inhibitors-of-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-activity-through-phenotypic-chemical-screening
#16
Matthias Schröder, Simone Loos, Svenja Kerstin Naumann, Christopher Bachran, Marit Krötschel, Viktor Umansky, Laura Helming, Lee Kim Swee
Tumors are infiltrated by cells of the immune system that interact through complex regulatory networks. Although tumor-specific CD8(+) T cells can be found in peripheral blood and tumor samples from cancer patients, their function is inhibited by immunosuppressive cells such as regulatory T cells, tumor-associated macrophages, and myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC). Recent clinical successes have demonstrated that alleviating immunosuppression and T cell exhaustion translates into long-term clinical benefits...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197377/pd-l1-cd274-promoter-methylation-predicts-survival-in-colorectal-cancer-patients
#17
Diane Goltz, Heidrun Gevensleben, Jörn Dietrich, Dimo Dietrich
This study evaluates promoter methylation of the programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1) as a biomarker in a cohort of 383 colorectal cancer patients. PD-L1 methylation (mPD-L1) was inversely correlated with PD-L1 mRNA expression (p = 0.001) and was associated with significantly shorter overall survival (OS, p = 0.003) and recurrence-free survival (RFS, p < 0.001). In age-stratified multivariate Cox proportional hazards analyses including sex, tumor, nodal, distant metastasis categories, microsatellite instability (MSI)-status, and PD-L1 mRNA, mPD-L1 is classified as an independent prognostic factor (OS: p = 0...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197376/novel-tgf-%C3%AE-inhibitors-ready-for-prime-time-in-onco-immunology
#18
REVIEW
Armand de Gramont, Sandrine Faivre, Eric Raymond
Transforming Growth Factor (TGF)-β inhibitors have been in development for decades with the outmost results of being promising candidates. From the latest clinical results at the 2016 ASCO meeting converging evidences suggest that we have moved from promising to effective drug nominees.
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197375/tumor-infiltrating-lymphocyte-composition-organization-and-pd-1-pd-l1-expression-are-linked-in-breast-cancer
#19
Laurence Buisseret, Soizic Garaud, Alexandre de Wind, Gert Van den Eynden, Anais Boisson, Cinzia Solinas, Chunyan Gu-Trantien, Céline Naveaux, Jean-Nicolas Lodewyckx, Hugues Duvillier, Ligia Craciun, Isabelle Veys, Denis Larsimont, Martine Piccart-Gebhart, John Stagg, Christos Sotiriou, Karen Willard-Gallo
The clinical relevance of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) in breast cancer (BC) has been clearly established by their demonstrated correlation with long-term positive outcomes. Nevertheless, the relationship between protective immunity, observed in some patients, and critical features of the infiltrate remains unresolved. This study examined TIL density, composition and organization together with PD-1 and PD-L1 expression in freshly collected and paraffin-embedded tissues from 125 patients with invasive primary BC...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197374/tumor-derived-osteopontin-isoforms-cooperate-with-trp53-and-ccl2-to-promote-lung-metastasis
#20
Ioanna Giopanou, Ioannis Lilis, Vassilios Papaleonidopoulos, Theodora Agalioti, Nikolaos I Kanellakis, Nikolitsa Spiropoulou, Magda Spella, Georgios T Stathopoulos
The lungs are ubiquitous receptacles of metastases originating from various bodily tumors. Although osteopontin (SPP1) has been associated with tumor dissemination, the role of its isoforms in lung-directed metastasis is incompletely understood. We employed syngeneic mouse models of spontaneous and induced lung-targeted metastasis in C57BL/6 mice competent and deficient in both Spp1 alleles. Tumor-derived osteopontin expression was modulated using either stable anti-Spp1 RNA interference, or forced overexpression of intracellular and secreted Spp1 isoforms...
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