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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649600/oncolytic-herpes-virus-rrp450-shows-efficacy-in-orthotopic-xenograft-group-3-4-medulloblastomas-and-atypical-teratoid-rhabdoid-tumors
#1
Adam W Studebaker, Brian J Hutzen, Christopher R Pierson, Kellie B Haworth, Timothy P Cripe, Eric M Jackson, Jeffrey R Leonard
Pediatric brain tumors including medulloblastoma and atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor are associated with significant mortality and treatment-associated morbidity. While medulloblastoma tumors within molecular subgroups 3 and 4 have a propensity to metastasize, atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumors frequently afflict a very young patient population. Adjuvant treatment options for children suffering with these tumors are not only sub-optimal but also associated with many neurocognitive obstacles. A potentially novel treatment approach is oncolytic virotherapy, a developing therapeutic platform currently in early-phase clinical trials for pediatric brain tumors and recently US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved to treat melanoma in adults...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy Oncolytics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607950/chemovirotherapy-of-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-by-combining-oncolytic-vaccinia-virus-glv-1h68-with-nab-paclitaxel-plus-gemcitabine
#2
Eike Binz, Susanne Berchtold, Julia Beil, Martina Schell, Christine Geisler, Irina Smirnow, Ulrich M Lauer
Oncolytic viruses have proven their therapeutic potential against a variety of different tumor entities both in vitro and in vivo. Their ability to selectively infect and lyse tumor cells, while sparing healthy tissues, makes them favorable agents for tumor-specific treatment approaches. Particularly, the addition of virotherapeutics to already established chemotherapy protocols (so-called chemovirotherapy) is of major interest. Here we investigated the in vitro cytotoxic effect of the oncolytic vaccinia virus GLV-1h68 combined with dual chemotherapy with nab-paclitaxel plus gemcitabine in four human pancreatic adenocarcinoma cell lines (AsPc-1, BxPc-3, MIA-PaCa-2, and Panc-1)...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy Oncolytics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607949/non-glycanated-decorin-is-a-drug-target-on-human-adipose-stromal-cells
#3
Alexes C Daquinag, Ali Dadbin, Brad Snyder, Xiaoping Wang, Aysegul A Sahin, Naoto T Ueno, Mikhail G Kolonin
Adipose stromal cells (ASCs) have been identified as a mesenchymal cell population recruited from white adipose tissue (WAT) by tumors and supporting cancer progression. We have previously reported the existence of a non-glycanated decorin isoform (ngDCN) marking mouse ASCs. We identified a peptide CSWKYWFGEC that binds to ngDCN and hence can serve as a vehicle for ASC-directed therapy delivery. We used hunter-killer peptides composed of CSWKYWFGEC and a pro-apoptotic moiety to deplete ASCs and suppress growth of mouse tumors...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy Oncolytics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573185/hcv-t-cell-receptor-chain-modifications-to-enhance-expression-pairing-and-antigen-recognition-in-t-cells-for-adoptive-transfer
#4
Kendra C Foley, Timothy T Spear, David C Murray, Kaoru Nagato, Elizabeth Garrett-Mayer, Michael I Nishimura
T cell receptor (TCR)-gene-modified T cells for adoptive cell transfer can mediate objective clinical responses in melanoma and other malignancies. When introducing a second TCR, mispairing between the endogenous and introduced α and β TCR chains limits expression of the introduced TCR, which can result in impaired efficacy or off-target reactivity and autoimmunity. One approach to promote proper TCR chain pairing involves modifications of the introduced TCR genes: introducing a disulfide bridge, substituting murine for human constant regions, codon optimization, TCR chain leucine zipper fusions, and a single-chain TCR...
June 16, 2017: Molecular Therapy Oncolytics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573184/a-comparative-study-of-replication-incompetent-and-competent-adenoviral-therapy-mediated-immune-response-in-a-murine-glioma-model
#5
Julius W Kim, Jason Miska, Jacob S Young, Aida Rashidi, J Robert Kane, Wojciech K Panek, Deepak Kanojia, Yu Han, Irina V Balyasnikova, Maciej S Lesniak
Oncolytic virotherapy is a treatment approach with increasing clinical relevance, as indicated by the marked survival benefit seen in animal models and its current exploration in human patients with cancer. The use of an adenovirus vector for this therapeutic modality is common, has significant clinical benefit in animals, and its efficacy has recently been linked to an anti-tumor immune response that occurs following tumor antigen presentation. Here, we analyzed the adaptive immune system's response following viral infection by comparing replication-incompetent and replication-competent adenoviral vectors...
June 16, 2017: Molecular Therapy Oncolytics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547002/oncolytic-herpes-simplex-virus-inhibits-pediatric-brain-tumor-migration-and-invasion
#6
Julia V Cockle, Anke Brüning-Richardson, Karen J Scott, Jill Thompson, Timothy Kottke, Ewan Morrison, Azam Ismail, Angel M Carcaboso, Ailsa Rose, Peter Selby, Joe Conner, Susan Picton, Susan Short, Richard Vile, Alan Melcher, Elizabeth Ilett
Pediatric high-grade glioma (pHGG) and diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) are invasive tumors with poor survival. Oncolytic virotherapy, initially devised as a direct cytotoxic treatment, is now also known to act via immune-mediated mechanisms. Here we investigate a previously unreported mechanism of action: the inhibition of migration and invasion in pediatric brain tumors. We evaluated the effect of oncolytic herpes simplex virus 1716 (HSV1716) on the migration and invasion of pHGG and DIPG both in vitro using 2D (scratch assay, live cell imaging) and 3D (spheroid invasion in collagen) assays and in vivo using an orthotopic xenograft model of DIPG invasion...
June 16, 2017: Molecular Therapy Oncolytics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480328/preclinical-safety-studies-of-enadenotucirev-a-chimeric-group-b-human-specific-oncolytic-adenovirus
#7
Sam Illingworth, Ying Di, Maxine Bauzon, Janet Lei, Margaret R Duffy, Simon Alvis, Brian Champion, André Lieber, Terry Hermiston, Len W Seymour, John Beadle, Kerry Fisher
Enadenotucirev is an oncolytic group B adenovirus identified by a process of bio-selection for the ability to selectively propagate in and rapidly kill carcinoma cells. It is resistant to inactivation by human blood components, potentially enabling intravenous dosing in patients with metastatic cancer. However, there are no known permissive animal models described for group B adenoviruses that could facilitate a conventional approach to preclinical safety studies. In this manuscript, we describe our tailored preclinical strategy designed to evaluate the key biological properties of enadenotucirev...
June 16, 2017: Molecular Therapy Oncolytics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480327/humanized-mice-with-subcutaneous-human-solid-tumors-for-immune-response-analysis-of-vaccinia-virus-mediated-oncolysis
#8
Desislava Tsoneva, Boris Minev, Alexa Frentzen, Qian Zhang, Anja K Wege, Aladar A Szalay
Oncolytic vaccinia virus (VACV) therapy is an alternative cancer treatment modality that mediates targeted tumor destruction through a tumor-selective replication and an induction of anti-tumor immunity. We developed a humanized tumor mouse model with subcutaneous human tumors to analyze the interactions of VACV with the developing tumors and human immune system. A successful systemic reconstitution with human immune cells including functional T cells as well as development of tumors infiltrated with human T and natural killer (NK) cells was observed...
June 16, 2017: Molecular Therapy Oncolytics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480326/combining-oncolytic-virotherapy-with-p53-tumor-suppressor-gene-therapy
#9
REVIEW
Christian Bressy, Eric Hastie, Valery Z Grdzelishvili
Oncolytic virus (OV) therapy utilizes replication-competent viruses to kill cancer cells, leaving non-malignant cells unharmed. With the first U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved OV, dozens of clinical trials ongoing, and an abundance of translational research in the field, OV therapy is poised to be one of the leading treatments for cancer. A number of recombinant OVs expressing a transgene for p53 (TP53) or another p53 family member (TP63 or TP73) were engineered with the goal of generating more potent OVs that function synergistically with host immunity and/or other therapies to reduce or eliminate tumor burden...
June 16, 2017: Molecular Therapy Oncolytics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480325/the-sequence-of-delta24-rgd-and-tmz-administration-in-malignant-glioma-affects-the-role-of-cd8-t-cell-anti-tumor-activity
#10
Anne Kleijn, Wouter van den Bossche, Erik S Haefner, Zineb Belcaid, Chantal Burghoorn-Maas, Jenneke J Kloezeman, Suzan D Pas, Sieger Leenstra, Reno Debets, Jeroen de Vrij, Clemens M F Dirven, Martine L M Lamfers
The conditionally replicating oncolytic adenovirus Delta24-RGD (Ad) is currently under investigation in clinical trials for glioblastoma, including in combination with temozolomide (TMZ), the standard chemotherapy for this tumor. Previously, we showed that the efficacy of Delta24-RGD in a murine model is primarily dependent on the virus-induced anti-tumor immune response. As observed with most chemotherapies, TMZ has pronounced immune-modulating effects. Here, we studied the combined effects of these treatments in a murine glioma model...
June 16, 2017: Molecular Therapy Oncolytics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345027/pre-clinical-assessment-of-c134-a-chimeric-oncolytic-herpes-simplex-virus-in-mice-and-non-human-primates
#11
Kevin A Cassady, David F Bauer, Justin Roth, Melissa R Chambers, Trent Shoeb, Jennifer Coleman, Mark Prichard, G Yancey Gillespie, James M Markert
Oncolytic herpes simplex virus (oHSV) type I constructs are investigational anti-neoplastic agents for a variety of malignancies, including malignant glioma. Clinical trials to date have supported the safety of these agents even when directly administered in the CNS. Traditional pre-clinical US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) toxicity studies for these agents have included the use of two species, generally including murine and primate studies. Recently, the FDA has decreased its requirement of non-human primates as an animal model for ethical reasons, especially for established viral systems where there are good alternative model systems...
June 16, 2017: Molecular Therapy Oncolytics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345026/oncolytic-adenoviruses-armed-with-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-and-interleukin-2-enable-successful-adoptive-cell-therapy
#12
Riikka Havunen, Mikko Siurala, Suvi Sorsa, Susanna Grönberg-Vähä-Koskela, Michael Behr, Siri Tähtinen, João Manuel Santos, Pauliina Karell, Juuso Rusanen, Dirk M Nettelbeck, Anja Ehrhardt, Anna Kanerva, Akseli Hemminki
Adoptive cell therapy holds much promise in the treatment of cancer but results in solid tumors have been modest. The notable exception is tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte (TIL) therapy of melanoma, but this approach only works with high-dose preconditioning chemotherapy and systemic interleukin (IL)-2 postconditioning, both of which are associated with toxicities. To improve and broaden the applicability of adoptive cell transfer, we constructed oncolytic adenoviruses coding for human IL-2 (hIL2), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), or both...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Therapy Oncolytics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345025/optimization-of-a-neural-stem-cell-mediated-carboxylesterase-irinotecan-gene-therapy-for-metastatic-neuroblastoma
#13
Margarita Gutova, Leanne Goldstein, Marianne Metz, Anahit Hovsepyan, Lyudmila G Tsurkan, Revathiswari Tirughana, Lusine Tsaturyan, Alexander J Annala, Timothy W Synold, Zesheng Wan, Robert Seeger, Clarke Anderson, Rex A Moats, Philip M Potter, Karen S Aboody
Despite improved survival for children with newly diagnosed neuroblastoma (NB), recurrent disease is a significant problem, with treatment options limited by anti-tumor efficacy, patient drug tolerance, and cumulative toxicity. We previously demonstrated that neural stem cells (NSCs) expressing a modified rabbit carboxylesterase (rCE) can distribute to metastatic NB tumor foci in multiple organs in mice and convert the prodrug irinotecan (CPT-11) to the 1,000-fold more toxic topoisomerase-1 inhibitor SN-38, resulting in significant therapeutic efficacy...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Therapy Oncolytics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345024/ovad1-a-novel-potent-and-selective-chimeric-oncolytic-virus-developed-for-ovarian-cancer-by-3d-directed-evolution
#14
Irene Kuhn, Maxine Bauzon, Nicola Green, Len Seymour, Kerry Fisher, Terry Hermiston
Effective therapeutics for ovarian cancer continue to be urgently needed, particularly for chemotherapy-resistant cases. Here we present both a 3D-Matrigel culture-based expansion of our directed evolution method for generation of oncolytic virotherapies and two promising ovarian-cancer targeted oncolytic viruses, OvAd1 and OvAd2. OvAd1 was developed using Matrigel cell cultures, whereas OvAd2 was developed in parallel using traditional monolayer tissue culture methods. Both viruses are potent against a panel of platinum-resistant ovarian cancer cell lines and are attenuated on normal cells in vitro, resulting in therapeutic windows of ∼200-fold...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Therapy Oncolytics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345023/enhancement-of-psma-directed-car-adoptive-immunotherapy-by-pd-1-pd-l1-blockade
#15
Inna Serganova, Ekaterina Moroz, Ivan Cohen, Maxim Moroz, Mayuresh Mane, Juan Zurita, Larissa Shenker, Vladimir Ponomarev, Ronald Blasberg
Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy in hematologic malignancies has shown remarkable responses, but the same level of success has not been observed in solid tumors. A new prostate cancer model (Myc-CaP:PSMA(+)) and a second-generation anti-hPSMA human CAR T cells expressing a Click Beetle Red luciferase reporter) were used to study hPSMA targeting and assess CAR T cell trafficking and persistence by bioluminescence imaging (BLI). We investigated the antitumor efficacy of human CAR T cells targeting human prostate-specific membrane antigen (hPSMA), in the presence and absence of the target antigen; first alone and then combined with a monoclonal antibody targeting the human programmed death receptor 1 (anti-hPD1 mAb)...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Therapy Oncolytics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345022/ex%C3%A2-vivo-oncolytic-virotherapy-with-myxoma-virus-arms-multiple-allogeneic-bone-marrow-transplant-leukocytes-to-enhance-graft-versus-tumor
#16
Cameron L Lilly, Nancy Y Villa, Ana Lemos de Matos, Haider M Ali, Jess-Karan S Dhillon, Tom Hofland, Masmudur M Rahman, Winnie Chan, Bjarne Bogen, Christopher Cogle, Grant McFadden
Allogeneic stem cell transplant-derived T cells have the potential to seek and eliminate sites of residual cancer that escaped primary therapy. Oncolytic myxoma virus (MYXV) exhibits potent anti-cancer efficacy against human cancers like multiple myeloma (MM) and can arm transplant-derived T cells to become more effective cancer killers in vitro and in an immunodeficient xenotransplant murine model. Here, we tested ex vivo MYXV virotherapy against residual murine MM in immunocompetent mice using an allogeneic mouse-mouse model...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Therapy Oncolytics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345021/oncolytic-group-b-adenovirus-enadenotucirev-mediates-non-apoptotic-cell-death-with-membrane-disruption-and-release-of-inflammatory-mediators
#17
Arthur Dyer, Ying Di, Hugo Calderon, Sam Illingworth, Gray Kueberuwa, Alison Tedcastle, Phil Jakeman, Suet Lin Chia, Alice Brown, Michael A Silva, David Barlow, John Beadle, Terry Hermiston, David J P Ferguson, Brian Champion, Kerry D Fisher, Leonard W Seymour
Enadenotucirev (EnAd) is a chimeric group B adenovirus isolated by bioselection from a library of adenovirus serotypes. It replicates selectively in and kills a diverse range of carcinoma cells, shows effective anticancer activity in preclinical systems, and is currently undergoing phase I/II clinical trials. EnAd kills cells more quickly than type 5 adenovirus, and speed of cytotoxicity is dose dependent. The EnAd death pathway does not involve p53, is predominantly caspase independent, and appears to involve a rapid fall in cellular ATP...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Therapy Oncolytics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345020/bacterial-carriers-for-glioblastoma-therapy
#18
Nalini Mehta, Johnathan G Lyon, Ketki Patil, Nassir Mokarram, Christine Kim, Ravi V Bellamkonda
Treatment of aggressive glioblastoma brain tumors is challenging, largely due to diffusion barriers preventing efficient drug dosing to tumors. To overcome these barriers, bacterial carriers that are actively motile and programmed to migrate and localize to tumor zones were designed. These carriers can induce apoptosis via hypoxia-controlled expression of a tumor suppressor protein p53 and a pro-apoptotic drug, Azurin. In a xenograft model of human glioblastoma in rats, bacterial carrier therapy conferred a significant survival benefit with 19% overall long-term survival of >100 days in treated animals relative to a median survival of 26 days in control untreated animals...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Therapy Oncolytics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054033/augmentation-of-cellular-and-humoral-immune-responses-to-hpv16-and-hpv18-e6-and-e7-antigens-by-vgx-3100
#19
Matthew P Morrow, Kimberly A Kraynyak, Albert J Sylvester, Xuefei Shen, Dinah Amante, Lindsay Sakata, Lamar Parker, Jian Yan, Jean Boyer, Christian Roh, Laurent Humeau, Amir S Khan, Kate Broderick, Kathleen Marcozzi-Pierce, Mary Giffear, Jessica Lee, Cornelia L Trimble, J Joseph Kim, Niranjan Y Sardesai, David B Weiner, Mark L Bagarazzi
We have previously demonstrated the immunogenicity of VGX-3100, a multicomponent DNA immunotherapy for the treatment of Human Papillomavirus (HPV)16/18-positive CIN2/3 in a phase 1 clinical trial. Here, we report on the ability to boost immune responses with an additional dose of VGX-3100. Patients completing our initial phase 1 trial were offered enrollment into a follow on trial consisting of a single boost dose of VGX-3100. Data show both cellular and humoral immune responses could be augmented above pre-boost levels, including the induction of interferon (IFN)γ production, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)α production, CD8+ T cell activation and the synthesis of lytic proteins...
2016: Molecular Therapy Oncolytics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035333/reprogramming-antitumor-immunity-against-chemoresistant-ovarian-cancer-by-a-cxcr4-antagonist-armed-viral-oncotherapy
#20
Marcin P Komorowski, Aj Robert McGray, Agnieszka Kolakowska, Kevin Eng, Margaret Gil, Mateusz Opyrchal, Bogumila Litwinska, Michael J Nemeth, Kunle O Odunsi, Danuta Kozbor
Ovarian cancer remains the most lethal gynecologic malignancy owing to late detection, intrinsic and acquired chemoresistance, and remarkable heterogeneity. Here, we explored approaches to inhibit metastatic growth of murine and human ovarian tumor variants resistant to paclitaxel and carboplatin by oncolytic vaccinia virus expressing a CXCR4 antagonist to target the CXCL12 chemokine/CXCR4 receptor signaling axis alone or in combination with doxorubicin. The resistant variants exhibited augmented expression of the hyaluronan receptor CD44 and CXCR4 along with elevated Akt and ERK1/2 activation and displayed an increased susceptibility to viral infection compared with the parental counterparts...
2016: Molecular Therapy Oncolytics
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