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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087666/dysregulation-of-b-cell-repertoire-formation-in-myasthenia-gravis-patients-revealed-through-deep-sequencing
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Jason A Vander Heiden, Panos Stathopoulos, Julian Q Zhou, Luan Chen, Tamara J Gilbert, Christopher R Bolen, Richard J Barohn, Mazen M Dimachkie, Emma Ciafaloni, Teresa J Broering, Francois Vigneault, Richard J Nowak, Steven H Kleinstein, Kevin C O'Connor
Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a prototypical B cell-mediated autoimmune disease affecting 20-50 people per 100,000. The majority of patients fall into two clinically distinguishable types based on whether they produce autoantibodies targeting the acetylcholine receptor (AChR-MG) or muscle specific kinase (MuSK-MG). The autoantibodies are pathogenic, but whether their generation is associated with broader defects in the B cell repertoire is unknown. To address this question, we performed deep sequencing of the BCR repertoire of AChR-MG, MuSK-MG, and healthy subjects to generate ∼518,000 unique VH and VL sequences from sorted naive and memory B cell populations...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086922/transcriptional-profiles-in-bursal-b-lymphoid-dt40-cells-infected-with-very-virulent-infectious-bursal-disease-virus
#2
Rong Quan, Shanshan Zhu, Li Wei, Jing Wang, Xu Yan, Zixuan Li, Jue Liu
BACKGROUND: Infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) causes a highly contagious, immunosuppressive disease in chickens. The virus mainly infects immature B lymphocytes in the bursa of Fabricius (BF). Chicken B cell line DT40, an avian leukosis virus-induced B cell line, supports very virulent IBDV (vvIBDV) infection in vitro and thereby serves as a good model for investigating the infection and pathogenesis of this virus. However, a transcriptome-wide understanding of the interaction between vvIBDV and B cells has not yet been achieved...
January 13, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081488/chemical-and-physiological-metal-bioaccessibility-assessment-in-surface-bottom-sediments-from-the-deba-river-urban-catchment-harmonization-of-pbet-tclp-and-bcr-sequential-extraction-methods
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Jessica Unda-Calvo, Miren Martínez-Santos, Estilita Ruiz-Romera
In the present study, the physiologically based extraction test PBET (gastric and intestinal phases) and two chemical based extraction methods, the toxicity characteristic leaching procedure (TCLP) and the sequential extraction procedure BCR 701 (Community Bureau of Reference of the European Commission) have been used to estimate and evaluate the bioaccessibility of metals (Fe, Mn, Zn, Cu, Ni, Cr and Pb) in sediments from the Deba River urban catchment. The statistical analysis of data and comparison among physiological and chemical methods have highlighted the relevance of simulate the gastrointestinal tract environment since metal bioaccessibility seems to depend on water and sediment properties such as pH, redox potential and organic matter content, and, primordially, on the form in which metals are present in the sediment...
January 9, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079885/mirna182-regulates-percentage-of-myeloid-and-erythroid-cells-in-chronic-myeloid-leukemia
#4
Deepak Arya, Sasikala P Sachithanandan, Cecil Ross, Dasaradhi Palakodeti, Shang Li, Sudhir Krishna
The deregulation of lineage control programs is often associated with the progression of haematological malignancies. The molecular regulators of lineage choices in the context of tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) resistance remain poorly understood in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). To find a potential molecular regulator contributing to lineage distribution and TKI resistance, we undertook an RNA-sequencing approach for identifying microRNAs (miRNAs). Following an unbiased screen, elevated miRNA182-5p levels were detected in Bcr-Abl-inhibited K562 cells (CML blast crisis cell line) and in a panel of CML patients...
January 12, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078394/kinematics-of-a-bicruciate-retaining-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Thomas J Heyse, Joshua Slane, Geert Peersman, Margo Dirckx, Arne van de Vyver, Philipp Dworschak, Susanne Fuchs-Winkelmann, Lennart Scheys
PURPOSE: The recently reintroduced bicruciate-retaining Total Knee Arthroplasty (BCR TKA) is an interesting approach in the quest for close replication of knee joint biomechanics and kinematics closer to the native knee. Therefore, this study aimed at providing a detailed biomechanical view on the functional resemblance of BCR TKA to the native knee joint. METHODS: Seven fresh-frozen full leg cadaver specimens (76 ± 10 year) were mounted in a 6 degrees-of-freedom kinematic rig that applied a dynamic squatting motion knee flexion...
January 11, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074255/bortezomib-containing-regimens-bcr-for-the-treatment-of-non-transplant-eligible-multiple-myeloma
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Victor H Jimenez-Zepeda, Peter Duggan, Paola Neri, Jason Tay, Nizar J Bahlis
In multiple myeloma (MM) patients ineligible for transplant, the selection of up-front therapy needs to balance efficacy and toxicity. Recently, regimens with bortezomib, a proteasome inhibitor with anti-myeloma effects, have been reported. We aimed to evaluate the impact of different bortezomib-containing regimens (BCR) for the treatment of transplant-ineligible MM. All- consecutive patients treated with BCR at our institution from 01/05 to 02/16 were evaluated. With a median of 6 cycles, an overall response rate of 95...
January 10, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073005/simultaneous-inhibition-of-pi3k%C3%AE-and-pi3k%C3%AE-induces-abc-dlbcl-regression-by-blocking-bcr-dependent-and-independent-activation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-akt
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Juliane Paul, Maurice Soujon, Antje M Wengner, Sabine Zitzmann-Kolbe, Andrea Sturz, Katja Haike, Koh Hui Keng Magdalene, Sze Huey Tan, Martin Lange, Soo Yong Tan, Dominik Mumberg, Soon Thye Lim, Karl Ziegelbauer, Ningshu Liu
Compared with follicular lymphoma, high PI3Kα expression was more prevalent in diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL), although both tumor types expressed substantial PI3Kδ. Simultaneous inhibition of PI3Kα and PI3Kδ dramatically enhanced the anti-tumor profile in ABC-DLBCL models compared with selective inhibition of PI3Kδ, PI3Kα, or BTK. The anti-tumor activity was associated with suppression of p-AKT and a mechanism of blocking nuclear factor-κB activation driven by CD79(mut), CARD11(mut), TNFAIP3(mut), or MYD88(mut)...
January 9, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071673/prognostic-value-of-the-new-grade-groups-in-prostate-cancer-a-multi-institutional-european-validation-study
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R Mathieu, M Moschini, B Beyer, K M Gust, T Seisen, A Briganti, P Karakiewicz, C Seitz, L Salomon, A de la Taille, M Rouprêt, M Graefen, S F Shariat
BACKGROUND: We aimed to assess the prognostic relevance of the new Grade Groups in Prostate Cancer (PCa) within a large cohort of European men treated with radical prostatectomy (RP). METHODS: Data from 27 122 patients treated with RP at seven European centers were analyzed. We investigated the prognostic performance of the new Grade Groups (based on Gleason score 3+3, 3+4, 4+3, 8 and 9-10) on biopsy and RP specimen, adjusted for established clinical and pathological characteristics...
January 10, 2017: Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070166/biochemical-recurrence-prediction-in-high-risk-prostate-cancer-patients-following-robot-assisted-radical-prostatectomy
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Noriya Yamaguchi, Tetsuya Yumioka, Hideto Iwamoto, Toshihiko Masago, Shuichi Morizane, Masashi Honda, Takehiro Sejima, Atsushi Takenaka
BACKGROUND: High-risk prostate cancer treatment has been controversial. Some high-risk prostate cancer patients fail to respond to radical prostatectomy only. Thus, we aimed to investigate the predictive factors for biochemical recurrence (BCR) and identify patients who could achieve sufficient therapeutic effect by radical prostatectomy only. METHODS: Of 264 medical records reviewed, 141 low-intermediate-risk and 100 high-risk prostate cancer patients, excluding those who had received neoadjuvant hormone therapy, were analyzed...
December 2016: Yonago Acta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069803/ig-light-chain-precedes-heavy-chain-gene-rearrangement-during-development-of-b-cells-in-swine
#10
Marek Sinkora, Jana Sinkorova, Katerina Stepanova
The current mammalian paradigm states that 1) rearrangements in the IgH locus precede those in IgL loci, 2) IgLλ genes rearrange only when IgLκ genes are consumed, and 3) the surrogate L chain is necessary for selection of productive IgH gene rearrangements. We show in swine that IgL rearrangements precede IgH gene rearrangements, resulting in the expression of naked IgL on a surface of precursor B cells. Findings also suggest that there is no dependency on the surrogate L chain, and thus the authentic IgL proteins may be used for selection of the IgH repertoire...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068307/transitional-b-cells-commit-to-marginal-zone-b-cell-fate-by-taok3-mediated-surface-expression-of-adam10
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Hamida Hammad, Matthias Vanderkerken, Philippe Pouliot, Kim Deswarte, Wendy Toussaint, Karl Vergote, Lana Vandersarren, Sophie Janssens, Ioanna Ramou, Savvas N Savvides, Jody J Haigh, Rudi Hendriks, Manfred Kopf, Katleen Craessaerts, Bart de Strooper, John F Kearney, Daniel H Conrad, Bart N Lambrecht
Notch2 and B cell antigen receptor (BCR) signaling determine whether transitional B cells become marginal zone B (MZB) or follicular B (FoB) cells in the spleen, but it is unknown how these pathways are related. We generated Taok3(-/-) mice, lacking the serine/threonine kinase Taok3, and found cell-intrinsic defects in the development of MZB but not FoB cells. Type 1 transitional (T1) B cells required Taok3 to rapidly respond to ligation by the Notch ligand Delta-like 1. BCR ligation by endogenous or exogenous ligands induced the surface expression of the metalloproteinase ADAM10 on T1 B cells in a Taok3-dependent manner...
January 9, 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068243/sentinel-lymph-node-dissection-to-select-clinically-node-negative-prostate-cancer-patients-for-pelvic-radiation-therapy-effect-on-biochemical-recurrence-and-systemic-progression
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Nikolaos Grivas, Esther Wit, Floris Pos, Jeroen de Jong, Erik Vegt, Axel Bex, Kees Hendricksen, Simon Horenblas, Gijs KleinJan, Bas van Rhijn, Henk van der Poel
PURPOSE: To assess the efficacy of robotic-assisted laparoscopic sentinel lymph node (SLN) dissection (SLND) to select those patients with prostate cancer (PCa) who would benefit from additional pelvic external beam radiation therapy and long-term androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Radioisotope-guided SLND was performed in 224 clinically node-negative patients scheduled to undergo external beam radiation therapy. Patients with histologically positive SLNs (pN1) were also offered radiation therapy to the pelvic lymph nodes, combined with 3 years of ADT...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064239/recurrent-somatic-mutations-affecting-b-cell-receptor-signaling-pathway-genes-in-follicular-lymphoma
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Kilannin Krysiak, Felicia Gomez, Brian S White, Matthew Matlock, Christopher A Miller, Lee Trani, Catrina C Fronick, Robert S Fulton, Friederike Kreisel, Amanda F Cashen, Kenneth R Carson, Melissa M Berrien-Elliott, Nancy L Bartlett, Malachi Griffith, Obi L Griffith, Todd A Fehniger
Follicular lymphoma (FL) is the most common form of indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma, yet it remains only partially characterized at the genomic level. In order to improve our understanding of the genetic underpinnings of this incurable and clinically heterogeneous disease, whole exome sequencing was performed on tumor/normal pairs from a discovery cohort of 24 patients with FL. Using these data, and mutations identified in other B-cell malignancies, 1716 genes were sequenced in 113 FL tumor samples, from 105 primarily treatment-naïve individuals...
November 14, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064214/hsp90-promotes-burkitt-lymphoma-cell-survival-by-maintaining-tonic-b-cell-receptor-signaling
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Roland Walter, Kuan-Ting Pan, Carmen Doebele, Federico Comoglio, Katarzyna Tomska, Hanibal Bohnenberger, Ryan M Young, Laura Jacobs, Ulrich Keller, Halvard Bönig, Michael Engelke, Andreas Rosenwald, Henning Urlaub, Louis M Staudt, Hubert Serve, Thorsten Zenz, Thomas Oellerich
Burkitt lymphoma (BL) is an aggressive B cell neoplasm that is currently treated by intensive chemotherapy in combination with anti-CD20 antibodies. Due to their toxicity, current treatment regimens are often not suitable for elderly patients or for patients in developing countries where BL is endemic. Targeted therapies for BL are therefore needed. In this study, we performed a compound screen in 17 BL cell lines to identify small molecule inhibitors affecting cell survival. We found that inhibitors of heat shock protein 90 (HSP90) induced apoptosis in BL cells in vitro at concentrations that did not affect normal B cells...
November 15, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063722/concordance-of-two-approaches-in-monitoring-of-minimal-residual-disease-in-b-precursor-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-fusion-transcripts-and-leukemia-associated-immunophenotypes
#15
Ying-Jung Huang, Elaine Coustan-Smith, Hsiao-Wen Kao, Hsi-Che Liu, Shih-Hsiang Chen, Chih-Cheng Hsiao, Chao-Ping Yang, Tang-Her Jaing, Ting-Chi Yeh, Ming-Chung Kuo, Chang-Liang Lai, Chia-Hui Chang, Dario Campana, Der-Cherng Liang, Lee-Yung Shih
BACKGROUND: Real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RQ-PCR) for fusion transcripts and flow cytometry for leukemia-specific markers are widely used for minimal residual disease (MRD) detection in acute lymphoblastic leukemia, but the relation between the results of either method is unclear. METHODS: Mononucleated cells from 108 bone marrow samples collected from 55 B-precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients (30 with t(12;21)/ETV6-RUNX1, 16 with t(9;22)/BCR-ABL1 and nine with t(1;19)/TCF3-PBX1) were examined in tandem by RQ-PCR and six-color flow cytometry...
January 4, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063378/overexpression-of-ptp4a3-in-etv6-runx1-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#16
Toni Grönroos, Susanna Teppo, Juha Mehtonen, Saara Laukkanen, Thomas Liuksiala, Matti Nykter, Merja Heinäniemi, Olli Lohi
Cell signalling, which is often derailed in cancer, is a network of multiple interconnected pathways with numerous feedback mechanisms. Dynamics of cell signalling is intimately regulated by addition and removal of phosphate groups by kinases and phosphatases. We examined expression of members of the PTP4A family of phosphatases across acute leukemias. While expression of PTP4A1 and PTP4A2 remained relatively unchanged across diseases, PTP4A3 showed marked overexpression in ETV6-RUNX1 and BCR-ABL1 subtypes of precursor B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia...
December 26, 2016: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062735/the-ability-of-btk-inhibitors-to-sequester-y551-and-prevent-phosphorylation-determines-potency-for-inhibition-of-fcr-but-not-b-cell-receptor-signaling
#17
Andrew T Bender, Anna Gardberg, Albertina Pereira, Theresa Johenson, Yin Wu, Roland Grenningloh, Jared Head, Federica Morandi, Philipp Haselmayer, Lesley Liu-Bujalski
Bruton's tyrosine kinase (Btk) is expressed in a variety of hematopoietic cells. Btk has been demonstrated to regulate signaling downstream of the B cell receptor (BCR), Fc receptors (FcR), and toll like receptors (TLRs). Btk has become an attractive drug target as Btk inhibition may provide significant efficacy by blocking multiple disease mechanisms simultaneously. Consequently, a large number of Btk inhibitors have been developed. The compounds have diverse binding modes and both reversible and irreversible inhibitors have been developed...
January 6, 2017: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057848/a-pipeline-for-drug-target-identification-and-validation
#18
Eusebio Manchado, Chun-Hao Huang, Nilgun Tasdemir, Darjus F Tschaharganeh, John E Wilkinson, Scott W Lowe
Rapid and affordable tumor profiling has led to an explosion of genomic data that is facilitating the development of new cancer therapies. The potential of therapeutic strategies aimed at inactivating the oncogenic lesions that contribute to the aberrant survival and proliferation of tumor cells has yielded remarkable success in some malignancies such as BRAF-mutant melanoma and BCR-ABL expressing chronic myeloid leukemia. However, the direct inhibition of several well-established oncoproteins in some of these cancers is not possible or produces only transient benefits...
January 5, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053822/bulbocavernosus-reflex-test-for-diagnosis-of-pudendal-nerve-injury-in-female-patients-with-diabetic-neurogenic-bladder
#19
Xiaoting Niu, Xun Wang, Huanjie Huang, Peiqi Ni, Yuanshao Lin, Bei Shao
The study was designed to investigate the clinical application and significance of the bulbocavernosus reflex (BCR) test for diagnosing diabetic neurogenic bladder (DNB) in female subjects. In this study, 68 female patients with DNB and 40 female normal controls were subjected to a nerve conduction study (NCS) of all four limbs and the BCR test. The data were analyzed and compared, and the corresponding diagnostic sensitivities were discussed. Mean BCR latency for female DNB patients was significantly prolonged, compared to that of the control group, suggesting pudendal nerve injuries in female DNB patients...
December 2016: Aging and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053320/direct-measurement-of-b-cell-receptor-repertoire-s-composition-and-variation-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#20
S Liu, X L Hou, W G Sui, Q J Lu, Y L Hu, Y Dai
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a systemic autoimmune disease that is known to be associated with polyclonal B-cell hyper-reactivity. B-cell receptor (BCR) has a central role in B-cell development, activation, survival and apoptosis, and thus is a critical component of the regulation of both protective and autoreactive B cells. In this study, we applied multiplex PCR and Illumina high-throughput sequencing to study the composition and variation of the BCRs in peripheral blood mononuclear cells from SLE patients and healthy donors (NC)...
January 5, 2017: Genes and Immunity
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