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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144754/immunogenic-cell-death-amplified-by-co-localized-adjuvant-delivery-for-cancer-immunotherapy
#1
Yuchen Fan, Rui Kuai, Yao Xu, Lukasz J Ochyl, Darrell J Irvine, James Moon
Despite their potential, conventional whole-cell cancer vaccines prepared by freeze-thawing or irradiation have shown limited therapeutic efficacy in clinical trials. Recent studies have shown that cancer cells treated with certain chemotherapeutics, such as mitoxantrone, can undergo immunogenic cell death (ICD) and initiate anti-tumor immune responses. However, it remains unclear how ICD can be exploited for cancer immunotherapy. Here, we present a new biomaterial-based strategy for converting immunogenically dying tumor cells into a powerful platform for cancer vaccination and demonstrate their immunogenicity in murine models of melanoma and colon carcinoma...
November 16, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142180/review-on-recent-topics-in-hypophysitis
#2
Hitoshi Sugihara
The number of cases of lymphocytic hypophysitis is small, although the condition is not rare. For optimal therapy, the correct diagnosis from imaging, immunological studies, and pathological findings from a pituitary biopsy is important. Recently, anti-Rabphilin antibody has been proposed to be a biomarker for lymphocytic infundibulo-neurohypophysitis. Immunological disorders such as anti-Pit-1 antibody syndrome are similar to the pathogenesis of lymphocytic hypophysitis. Moreover, recent immune checkpoint blockade such ipilimumab has been shown to induce anti-CTLA-4-related hypophysitis...
2017: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141225/a-comprehensive-patient-derived-xenograft-collection-representing-the-heterogeneity-of-melanoma
#3
Clemens Krepler, Katrin Sproesser, Patricia Brafford, Marilda Beqiri, Bradley Garman, Min Xiao, Batool Shannan, Andrea Watters, Michela Perego, Gao Zhang, Adina Vultur, Xiangfan Yin, Qin Liu, Ioannis N Anastopoulos, Bradley Wubbenhorst, Melissa A Wilson, Wei Xu, Giorgos Karakousis, Michael Feldman, Xiaowei Xu, Ravi Amaravadi, Tara C Gangadhar, David E Elder, Lauren E Haydu, Jennifer A Wargo, Michael A Davies, Yiling Lu, Gordon B Mills, Dennie T Frederick, Michal Barzily-Rokni, Keith T Flaherty, Dave S Hoon, Michael Guarino, Joseph J Bennett, Randall W Ryan, Nicholas J Petrelli, Carol L Shields, Mizue Terai, Takami Sato, Andrew E Aplin, Alexander Roesch, David Darr, Steve Angus, Rakesh Kumar, Ensar Halilovic, Giordano Caponigro, Sebastien Jeay, Jens Wuerthner, Annette Walter, Matthias Ocker, Matthew B Boxer, Lynn Schuchter, Katherine L Nathanson, Meenhard Herlyn
Therapy of advanced melanoma is changing dramatically. Following mutational and biological subclassification of this heterogeneous cancer, several targeted and immune therapies were approved and increased survival significantly. To facilitate further advancements through pre-clinical in vivo modeling, we have established 459 patient-derived xenografts (PDX) and live tissue samples from 384 patients representing the full spectrum of clinical, therapeutic, mutational, and biological heterogeneity of melanoma...
November 14, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138368/-regulatory-mechanisms-of-pd-l1-expression-and-its-role-in-immune-evasion
#4
Keisuke Kataoka
Immune checkpoint blockade therapy using anti-PD-1 or anti-PD-L1 antibodies can unleash anti-tumor immunity and induce durable remission in a variety ofhuman cancers. However, the regulatory mechanisms of PD-L1 expression mediating immune evasion ofcancer cells have not been fully elucidated, including the genetic alterations causing PD-L1 overexpression. Recently, we have reported a novel genetic mechanism ofimmune evasion associated with structural variations(SVs)disrupting the 3'-untranslated region(UTR)ofthe PD-L1 gene in various malignancies, such as aggressive lymphomas and gastrointestinal cancers...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137714/checkpoint-blockade-plus-oncolytic-virus-a-hot-therapeutic-cancer-strategy
#5
Caroline Robert
How can we transform an immune desert into a 'hot tumor' that is prone to respond to anti-programmed death (PD)-1 immunotherapy? This might be possible by injecting an oncolytic virus, engineered to induce local immune stimulation, prior to anti-PD-1 therapy. A recent study demonstrated that this combination - evaluated in a Phase Ib metastatic melanoma clinical study - yields promising results.
November 2017: Trends in Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134678/systemic-immune-checkpoint-blockade-with-anti-pd1-antibodies-does-not-alter-cerebral-amyloid-%C3%AE-burden-in-several-amyloid-transgenic-mouse-models
#6
Martine Latta-Mahieu, Bradford Elmer, Alexis Bretteville, Yaming Wang, Mati Lopez-Grancha, Philippe Goniot, Nicolas Moindrot, Paul Ferrari, Véronique Blanc, Nathalie Schussler, Emmanuel Brault, Valérie Roudières, Véronique Blanchard, Zhi-Yong Yang, Pascal Barneoud, Philippe Bertrand, Bart Roucourt, Sofie Carmans, Astrid Bottelbergs, Liesbeth Mertens, Cindy Wintmolders, Peter Larsen, Caroline Hersley, Tyler McGathey, Margaret M Racke, Ling Liu, Jirong Lu, Michael J O'Neill, David R Riddell, Andreas Ebneth, Gary J Nabel, Laurent Pradier
Chronic inflammation represents a central component in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Recent work suggests that breaking immune tolerance by Programmed cell Death-1 (PD1) checkpoint inhibition produces an IFN-γ-dependent systemic immune response, with infiltration of the brain by peripheral myeloid cells and neuropathological as well as functional improvements even in mice with advanced amyloid pathology (Baruch et al., (): Nature Medicine, 22:135-137). Immune checkpoint inhibition was therefore suggested as potential treatment for neurodegenerative disorders when activation of the immune system is appropriate...
November 14, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132144/a-neoantigen-fitness-model-predicts-tumour-response-to-checkpoint-blockade-immunotherapy
#7
Marta Łuksza, Nadeem Riaz, Vladimir Makarov, Vinod P Balachandran, Matthew D Hellmann, Alexander Solovyov, Naiyer A Rizvi, Taha Merghoub, Arnold J Levine, Timothy A Chan, Jedd D Wolchok, Benjamin D Greenbaum
Checkpoint blockade immunotherapies enable the host immune system to recognize and destroy tumour cells. Their clinical activity has been correlated with activated T-cell recognition of neoantigens, which are tumour-specific, mutated peptides presented on the surface of cancer cells. Here we present a fitness model for tumours based on immune interactions of neoantigens that predicts response to immunotherapy. Two main factors determine neoantigen fitness: the likelihood of neoantigen presentation by the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) and subsequent recognition by T cells...
November 8, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129918/intratumoral-cd40-activation-and-checkpoint-blockade-induces-t-cell-mediated-eradication-of-melanoma-in-the-brain
#8
Manisha Singh, Christina Vianden, Mark J Cantwell, Zhimin Dai, Zhilan Xiao, Meenu Sharma, Hiep Khong, Ashvin R Jaiswal, Faisal Faak, Yared Hailemichael, L M E Janssen, Uddalak Bharadwaj, Michael A Curran, Adi Diab, Roland L Bassett, David J Tweardy, Patrick Hwu, Willem W Overwijk
CD40 agonists bind the CD40 molecule on antigen-presenting cells and activate them to prime tumor-specific CD8(+) T cell responses. Here, we study the antitumor activity and mechanism of action of a nonreplicating adenovirus encoding a chimeric, membrane-bound CD40 ligand (ISF35). Intratumoral administration of ISF35 in subcutaneous B16 melanomas generates tumor-specific, CD8(+) T cells that express PD-1 and suppress tumor growth. Combination therapy of ISF35 with systemic anti-PD-1 generates greater antitumor activity than each respective monotherapy...
November 13, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128997/pd-1-pd-l1-immune-checkpoint-blockade-in-malignant-lymphomas
#9
REVIEW
Yi Wang, Ling Wu, Chen Tian, Yizhuo Zhang
Tumor cells can evade immune surveillance through overexpressing the ligands of checkpoint receptors on tumor cells or adjacent cells, leading T cells to anergy or exhaustion. Growing evidence of the interaction between tumor cells and microenvironment promoted the emergence of immune-checkpoint blockade. By targeting programmed cell death-1 (PD-1) pathway, cytotoxic activity of T cell is enhanced significantly and tumor cell lysis is induced subsequently. Currently, various antibodies against PD-1 and programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) are under clinical studies in lymphomas...
November 11, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126914/targeting-immuno-metabolism-to-improve-anti-cancer-therapies
#10
Kevin Beezhold, Craig A Byersdorfer
The immunology community has made significant strides in recent years in using the immune system to target and eliminate cancer. Therapies such as hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) are the standard of care treatment for several malignancies, while therapies incorporating chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells or checkpoint molecule blockade have been revolutionary. However, these approaches are not optimal for all cancers and in some cases, have failed outright. The greatest obstacle to making these therapies more effective may be rooted in one of the most basic concepts of cell biology, metabolism...
November 7, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123967/ionizing-radiation-sensitizes-tumors-to-pd-l1-immune-checkpoint-blockade-in-orthotopic-murine-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#11
Ayman Oweida, Shelby Lennon, Dylan Calame, Sean Korpela, Shilpa Bhatia, Jaspreet Sharma, Caleb Graham, David Binder, Natalie Serkova, David Raben, Lynn Heasley, Eric Clambey, Raphael Nemenoff, Sana D Karam
Immunotherapy clinical trials targeting the programmed-death ligand axis (PD-1/PD-L1) show that most head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) patients are resistant to PD-1/PD-L1 inhibition. We investigated whether local radiation to the tumor can transform the immune landscape and render poorly immunogenic HNSCC tumors sensitive to PD-L1 inhibition. We used the first novel orthotopic model of HNSCC with genetically distinct murine cell lines. Tumors were resistant to PD-L1 checkpoint blockade, harbored minimal PD-L1 expression and tumor infiltrating lymphocytes at baseline, and were resistant to radiotherapy...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123961/soluble-nkg2d-ligands-limit-the-efficacy-of-immune-checkpoint-blockade
#12
EDITORIAL
Alejandro López-Soto, Segundo Gonzalez, Lorenzo Galluzzi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123953/pd-1-blockade-augments-anti-neuroblastoma-immune-response-induced-by-anti-gd2-antibody-ch14-18-cho
#13
Nikolai Siebert, Maxi Zumpe, Madlen Jüttner, Sascha Troschke-Meurer, Holger N Lode
Immunotherapy with anti-GD2 antibody (Ab) ch14.18/CHO is effective for treatment of high-risk neuroblastoma (NB) patients and is mainly based on GD2-specific Ab-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC). Strategies to further enhance the efficacy are important and currently explored in prospective clinical trials randomizing ch14.18/CHO ± IL-2. Recently, expression of programmed death 1 (PD-1) inhibitory receptor by effector cells and its ligand (PD-L1) by tumor cells has been shown. Here, we report for the first time effects of PD-1 blockade on ch14...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123081/resistance-to-cancer-immunotherapy-mediated-by-apoptosis-of-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes
#14
Jingjing Zhu, Céline G Powis de Tenbossche, Stefania Cané, Didier Colau, Nicolas van Baren, Christophe Lurquin, Anne-Marie Schmitt-Verhulst, Peter Liljeström, Catherine Uyttenhove, Benoit J Van den Eynde
Despite impressive clinical success, cancer immunotherapy based on immune checkpoint blockade remains ineffective in many patients due to tumoral resistance. Here we use the autochthonous TiRP melanoma model, which recapitulates the tumoral resistance signature observed in human melanomas. TiRP tumors resist immunotherapy based on checkpoint blockade, cancer vaccines or adoptive T-cell therapy. TiRP tumors recruit and activate tumor-specific CD8(+) T cells, but these cells then undergo apoptosis. This does not occur with isogenic transplanted tumors, which are rejected after adoptive T-cell therapy...
November 10, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122656/programmed-death-1-ligands-pd-l1-and-pd-l2-show-distinctive-and-restricted-patterns-of-expression-in-lymphoma-subtypes
#15
Poonam K Panjwani, Vivek Charu, Monique DeLisser, Hernan Molina-Kirsch, Yasodha Natkunam, Shuchun Zhao
The success of immunotherapy using immune checkpoint blockade in solid tumors and in relapsed/refractory classical Hodgkin lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia holds promise for targeted therapy in hematologic malignancies. Since efficacy of immunomodulatory therapy is correlated with numbers of cells that express programmed death (PD-1) ligands, we evaluated the expression of PD-L1 and PD-L2 proteins using immunohistochemistry in over 702 diagnostic lymphoma biopsies. In classical Hodgkin lymphoma, PD-L1 and PD-L2 were expressed in 82% and 41% of cases respectively, and PD-L1 but not PD-L2 expression correlated with Epstein Barr Virus in tumor cells...
November 6, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120748/doubling-down-on-brca-mutated-cancer
#16
Andrea E Wahner Hendrickson, Scott H Kaufmann, Elizabeth M Swisher
Immunotherapy is changing the landscape of cancer treatment. Nonetheless, not all malignancies respond, possibly due to low mutational load. Recent work in a TP53(-/-)BRCA1-mutant murine breast cancer model indicates that double blockade with two immune checkpoint inhibitors increases the number of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes and overall survival after DNA damaging chemotherapy, whereas single blockade does not. These findings suggest an approach to enhance the impact of immune checkpoint blockade in BRCA-mutated tumors...
November 2017: Trends in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120224/is-there-a-role-for-programmed-death-ligand-1-testing-and-immunotherapy-in-colorectal-cancer-with-microsatellite-instability-part-ii-the-challenge-of-programmed-death-ligand-1-testing-and-its-role-in-microsatellite-instability-high-colorectal-cancer
#17
Esmeralda Celia Marginean, Barbara Melosky
CONTEXT: - The world of oncology has changed dramatically in the past few years with the introduction of checkpoint inhibitors and immunotherapy. The promising findings of a small, phase 2 clinical trial that led to the US Food and Drug Administration breakthrough designation and approval of the anti-programmed death receptor-1 (PD-1) drug pembrolizumab (Keytruda, Merck, Kenilworth, New Jersey) to treat metastatic/refractory microsatellite instability-high colorectal cancer (CRC) has significantly boosted interest in immunomodulatory therapies in microsatellite instability-high CRC...
November 9, 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118259/matrix-binding-checkpoint-immunotherapies-enhance-antitumor-efficacy-and-reduce-adverse-events
#18
Jun Ishihara, Kazuto Fukunaga, Ako Ishihara, Hans M Larsson, Lambert Potin, Peyman Hosseinchi, Gabriele Galliverti, Melody A Swartz, Jeffrey A Hubbell
Immune checkpoint blockade exhibits considerable antitumor activity, but previous studies have reported instances of severe treatment-related adverse events. We sought to explore local immune checkpoint blockade, with an antibody (Ab) form that would be retained intra- or peritumorally, limiting systemic exposure. To accomplish this, we conjugated the checkpoint blockade Abs to an extracellular matrix (ECM)-super-affinity peptide derived from placenta growth factor-2 (PlGF-2123-144). We show enhanced tissue retention and lower Ab concentrations in blood plasma after PlGF-2123-144 conjugation, reducing systemic side effects such as the risk of autoimmune diabetes...
November 8, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118008/ctla-4-a-moving-target-in-immunotherapy
#19
Behzad Rowshanravan, Neil Halliday, David M Sansom
CD28 and CTLA-4 are members of a family of Immunoglobulin-related receptors that are responsible for various aspects of T cell immune regulation. The family includes CD28, CTLA-4 and ICOS as well as other proteins including PD-1, BTLA and TIGIT. These receptors have both stimulatory (CD28, ICOS) as well as inhibitory roles (CTLA-4, PD-1, BTLA and TIGIT) in T cell function. Increasingly these pathways are targeted as part of immune modulatory strategies to treat cancers, referred to generically as immune checkpoint blockade, and conversely to treat autoimmunity and CTLA-4 deficiency...
November 8, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118007/pd-1-expression-and-clinical-pd-1-blockade-in-b-cell-lymphomas
#20
Zijun Y Xu-Monette, Jianfeng Zhou, Ken H Young
PD-1 blockade targeting the PD-1 immune checkpoint has demonstrated unprecedented clinical efficacy in the treatment of advanced cancers including hematologic malignancies. This article reviews the landscape of PD-1/PD-L1 expression and current PD-1 blockade immunotherapy trials in B-cell lymphomas. Most notably, in relapsed/refractory classical Hodgkin lymphoma, which frequently has increased PD-1(+) tumor-infiltrating T cells, 9p24 genetic alteration and high PD-L1 expression, anti-PD-1 monotherapy has demonstrated remarkable objective response rates (ORR) of 65-87% and durable disease control in phase I/II clinical trials...
November 8, 2017: Blood
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