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Mast cell biomarker

Jad Chahoud, Miao Zhang, Amishi Shah, Sue-Hwa Lin, Louis L Pisters, Shi-Ming Tu
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In the present review, we summarize the recent developments in the management of germ cell tumors (GCTs). RECENT FINDINGS: Treatment-related acute and late-onset toxicity remains a key challenge in the management of GCTs, with recent evidence showing that the adverse health outcomes of etoposide and cisplatin for four cycles in comparison to bleomycin, etoposide, and cisplatin for three cycles appear to be similar. Recent data showed that multidisciplinary clinic approach and management in experienced academic centers were associated with improved overall survival in GCT patients...
March 13, 2018: Current Opinion in Oncology
Frans Eberth Costa Andrade, Mab Pereira Corrêa, Alexandre Dantas Gimenes, Myrna Serapião Dos Santos, Mauro Campos, Roger Chammas, José Álvaro Pereira Gomes, Cristiane Damas Gil
AIMS: To evaluate galectin-3 (Gal-3), a β-galactoside binding protein, as a possible biomarker in ocular allergy and further investigated the role of endogenous Gal-3 in a murine model of ovalbumin (OVA)-induced allergic conjunctivitis (AC). METHODS: Conjunctival impression cytology specimens from control and patients with severe vernal keratoconjunctivitis, treated or untreated, were used to evaluate Gal-3 expression by immunocytochemistry. To investigate the mechanism of action of Gal-3, OVA-immunised BALB/c male wild-type (WT) and Gal-3 null (Gal-3-/- ) mice were challenged with eye drops containing OVA on days 14-16 with a subset of animals pretreated with 0...
March 3, 2018: British Journal of Ophthalmology
Juan Lu, Xiao-Mei Chen, Hao-Ran Huang, Fei-Peng Zhao, Fan Wang, Xiong Liu, Xiang-Ping Li
BACKGROUND: One of the most striking characteristics of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is the presence of a very abundant immune cells infiltrate containing mainly T-lymphocytes. The purpose of this study was to present our analysis providing a comprehensive characterization of antitumor inflammatory response in NPC. METHODS: The densities of 9 types of inflammatory cells were assessed in 197 patients with NPC, including CD3 + T-lymphocytes, CD8 + cytotoxic T-lymphocytes, CD20 + B-lymphocytes, CD56 + natural killer (NK) cells, FOXP3 + regulatory T-lymphocytes, CD1a + immature dendritic cells, CD83 + mature dendritic cells, neutrophil elastase + neutrophils, and tryptase + mast cells...
March 1, 2018: Head & Neck
Lara Zácari Fanali, Lilian Franco-Belussi, Cláudia Regina Bonini-Domingos, Classius de Oliveira
Benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) is a bio-accumulative toxic compound found in the atmosphere, water, and soil that may affect the life cycle of amphibians. In this study, a few contamination biomarkers, such as hepatic melanomacrophages (MMs), mast cells, erythrocyte micronuclei (MN) and white blood cells were used to determine how BaP acts in these cells in the anurans Physalaemus cuvieri and Leptodactylus fuscus. Animals of both species were divided into three treatment groups: 1 day, 7 days and 13 days, subcutaneously injected 2 mg/kg BaP diluted in mineral oil and control group with only mineral oil...
February 21, 2018: Environmental Pollution
Carine Gomez, Ania Carsin, Marion Gouitaa, Martine Reynaud-Gaubert, Jean-Christophe Dubus, Jean-Louis Mège, Stéphane Ranque, Joana Vitte
Pulmonary and systemic antifungal immunity influences quality of life and survival of people with cystic fibrosis. Aspergillus fumigatus (Af) induces specific IgG and IgE. Mast cells respond to IgE, IgG and direct interactions with Af. Mast cells are the source of the protease tryptase. We aimed at evaluating serum baseline tryptase as a potential biomarker of the Af-host interaction in cystic fibrosis patients. Serum baseline tryptase, IgE and IgG directed to Af extract and Af molecular allergens were measured in 76 cystic fibrosis patients...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
Kenji Kabashima, Chisa Nakashima, Yumi Nonomura, Atsushi Otsuka, Chiara Cardamone, Roberta Parente, Giulia De Feo, Massimo Triggiani
Mast cells and basophils play a pathogenetic role in allergic, inflammatory, and autoimmune disorders. These cells have different development, anatomical location and life span but share many similarities in mechanisms of activation and type of mediators. Mediators secreted by mast cells and basophils correlate with clinical severity in asthma, chronic urticaria, anaphylaxis, and other diseases. Therefore, effective biomarkers to measure mast cell and basophil activation in vivo could potentially have high diagnostic and prognostic values...
March 2018: Immunological Reviews
Lilian Franco-Belussi, Lara Zácari Fanali, Classius De Oliveira
Ultra-Violet (UV) radiation is a stressor of the immune system and causes DNA damage. Leukocytes can change in response to environmental changes in anurans, making them an important biomarker of stressful situations. The initial barrier against UV in ectothermic animals is melanin-containing cells in skin and in their internal organs. Here, we tested the effects of UV exposure on immune cells and DNA integrity in pigmented and non-pigmented tadpoles of Lithobates catesbeianus. We used an inflammation model with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) of Escherichia coli to test synergic effects of UV and LPS...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
Eric S Orwoll, Jack Wiedrick, Jon Jacobs, Erin S Baker, Paul Piehowski, Vladislav Petyuk, Yuqian Gao, Tujin Shi, Richard D Smith, Douglas C Bauer, Steven R Cummings, Carrie M Nielson, Jodi Lapidus
The biological perturbations associated with incident mortality are not well elucidated, and there are limited biomarkers for the prediction of mortality. We used a novel high-throughput proteomics approach to identify serum peptides and proteins associated with 5-year mortality in community-dwelling men age ≥65 years who participated in a longitudinal observational study of musculoskeletal aging (Osteoporotic Fractures in Men: MrOS). In a discovery phase, serum specimens collected at baseline in 2473 men were analyzed using liquid chromatography-ion mobility-mass spectrometry, and incident mortality in the subsequent 5 years was ascertained by tri-annual questionnaire...
February 5, 2018: Aging Cell
Giuseppe Badalamenti, Daniele Fanale, Lorena Incorvaia, Nadia Barraco, Angela Listì, Rossella Maragliano, Bruno Vincenzi, Valentina Calò, Juan Lucio Iovanna, Viviana Bazan, Antonio Russo
In recent years, multiple strategies for eliciting anti-tumor immunity have been developed in different clinical studies. Currently, immunotherapy was clinically validated as effective treatment option for many tumors such as melanoma, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Some surface receptors of immune cells, called immune checkpoint receptors, may inhibit activity of proinflammatory lymphocytes, following binding with specific ligands. Cancer cells exploit these mechanisms to inactivate tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) to escape from immunosurveillance...
January 30, 2018: Cellular Immunology
Amany Ahmed Mohamed Abd-Allah, Nasr Abdelwahab Mohamed Nasr El-Deen, Wafaa Abdou Mohamed Mohamed, Fatma Mohamed Naguib
Objectives: Reactive oxygen species (ROS)-produced oxidative disorders were involved at the pathophysiology of many inflammatory processes via the generation of pro-inflammatory cytokines and antioxidant defense system suppression. Although herbal antioxidants as mono-therapy relief many inflammatory diseases including, autoimmunity rheumatoid arthritis, but as combination therapy with other proven anti-inflammatory drugs in order to decreasing their toxic impacts has not yet been studied clearly, especially against chemical substances that's induced local inflammation with characteristic edema...
January 2018: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
Bing-Juin Chiang, Tien-Wen Chen, Shiu-Dong Chung, Way-Zen Lee, Chiang-Ting Chien
Para (p)-phenylenediamine and its toxic metabolites induce excess reactive oxygen species formation that results in bladder voiding dysfunction. We determined the effects of synthetic Ni-containing superoxide dismutase mimics and the role of oxidative stress in p-phenylenediamine-induced urinary bladder dysfunction. P-phenylenediamine (60 μg/kg/day) was intraperitoneally administered for 4 weeks to induce bladder injury in female Wistar rats. Synthetic Ni-containing superoxide dismutase mimics, WCT003 (1.5 mg/kg) and WCT006 (1...
December 1, 2017: Oncotarget
Mohamed H Shamji, Stephen R Durham
Allergen immunotherapy is effective in patients with IgE-dependent allergic rhinitis and asthma. When immunotherapy is given continuously for 3 years, there is persistent clinical benefit for several years after its discontinuation. This disease-modifying effect is both antigen-specific and antigen-driven. Clinical improvement is accompanied by decreases in numbers of effector cells in target organs, including mast cells, basophils, eosinophils, and type 2 innate lymphoid cells. Immunotherapy results in the production of blocking IgG/IgG4 antibodies that can inhibit IgE-dependent activation mediated through both high-affinity IgE receptors (FcεRI) on mast cells and basophils and low-affinity IgE receptors (FcεRII) on B cells...
December 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Giovanni Paolino, Paola Corsetti, Elisa Moliterni, Serena Corsetti, Dario Didona, Marcello Albanesi, Carlo Mattozzi, Paolo Lido, Stefano Calvieri
Mast cells (MCs) are a potent proangiogenic factor in tumors, they product several pro- angiogenic factors such as fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF-2), vascular epithelial growth factor (VEGF), tryptase and chymase. Tryptase is a serine protease classified as α-tryptase and β-tryptase, both produced by MCs. Tryptase degrades the tissues, playing an important role in angiogenesis and in the development of metastases. Serum tryptase increases with age, with increased damage to cells and risk of developing a malignancy and it could be considered the expression of a fundamental role of MCs in tumor growth or, on the contrary, in the antitumor response...
November 30, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
Poliana Ramos Braga Santos, Claúdia Malheiros Coutinho-Camillo, Fernando Augusto Soares, Valéria Souza Freitas, Deise Souza Vilas-Bôas, Flávia Caló Aquino Xavier, Clarissa Araújo Gurgel Rocha, Iguaracyra Barreto de Araújo, Jean Nunes Dos Santos
The aim of this study was evaluate the expression profile of microRNAs related to mast cells activation and angiogenesis in salivary glands tumors. METHOD: We have analyzed the expression of miR-9, miR-16, miR-17, miR-132, miR-195 and miR-221 by real-time RT-PCR, in 11 adenoid cystic carcinomas, 9 mucoepidermoid carcinomas and 11 pleomorphic adenomas. Immunohistochemical investigation was performed to detect mast cells tryptase and CD-34 for microvessels biomarkers. miR-16, miR-17, miR-132, miR-195 and miR-221 showed a decreased expression, whereas miR-9 showed an increased expression in most cases compared to normal tissues...
October 18, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
Abbie Francis, Daniel M Fatovich, Glenn Arendts, Stephen Pj Macdonald, Erika Bosio, Yusuf Nagree, Hugh Ma Mitenko, Simon Ga Brown
OBJECTIVE: Clinical diagnosis of anaphylaxis is principally based on symptoms and signs. However, particularly for patients with atypical symptoms, laboratory confirmation of anaphylaxis would be useful. This study investigated the utility of mast cell tryptase, an available clinical biomarker, for differentiating anaphylaxis from other causes of critical illness, which can also involve mast cell activation. METHODS: Tryptase was measured (ImmunoCAP) in serum from patients with anaphylaxis and non-anaphylactic critical illness (controls) at ED arrival, and after 1-2, 3-4 and 12-24 h...
November 2, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
Lucas Da Silva, Carlos E Fonseca-Alves, Jennifer J Thompson, Robert A Foster, Geoffrey A Wood, Renee L Amorim, Brenda L Coomber
Canine subcutaneous mast cell tumour (scMCT) shows less aggressive biological behaviour than cutaneous MCT. Vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR2) is expressed by neoplastic cells in canine scMCT, but the relevance of this signalling pathway for disease pathobiology is not clear. The objective of this study was to quantify VEGF-A, VEGFR2, pVEGFR2, the VEGF co-receptor Neuropilin 1 (NRP-1) and the E3 ubiquitin protein ligase c-Cbl in canine scMCT, and to evaluate their association with disease outcome...
August 2017: Veterinary Medicine and Science
Michele Ammendola, Cosmo Damiano Gadaleta, Adam Enver Frampton, Tullio Piardi, Riccardo Memeo, Valeria Zuccalà, Maria Luposella, Rosa Patruno, Nicola Zizzo, Pietro Gadaleta, Patrick Pessaux, Rosario Sacco, Giuseppe Sammarco, Girolamo Ranieri
Literature data suggest that inflammatory cells such as mast cells (MCs) are involved in angiogenesis. MCs can stimulate angiogenesis by releasing of well identified pro-angiogenic cytokines stored in their cytoplasm. In particular, MCs can release tryptase, a potent in vivo and in vitro pro-angiogenic factor. Nevertheless, few data are available concerning the role of MCs positive to tryptase in primary pancreatic cancer angiogenesis. This study analyzed the correlation between mast cells positive to c-Kit receptor (c-Kit(+) MCs), the density of MCs expressing tryptase (MCD-T) and microvascular density (MVD) in primary tumor tissue from patients affected by pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC)...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
Ghislaine Annie C Isabwe, Leticia de Las Vecillas Sanchez, Mariana Castells
Hypersensitivity reactions (HSR) to targeted biologic agents present as immediate reactions during infusion or as delayed reactions (after one or more exposures). The new classification includes phenotypes, endotypes, and biomarkers. Phenotypes include immediate type I (immunoglobulin E [IgE] or non-IgE mediated), cytokine release, mixed (type I/cytokine), and immune complexes type III (IgG mediated) reactions as well as delayed type IV reactions. Endotypes include IgE or non-IgE mediated mast cells/basophils activation with elevated serum tryptase and T cells values as well as macrophages, which lead to cytokine production, e...
November 1, 2017: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
Ilaria Puxeddu, Federico Pratesi, Domenico Ribatti, Paola Migliorini
In chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU), different pathophysiological mechanisms, potentially responsible for the development of the disease, have been recently described. It is likely that the activation of skin mast cells with consequent release of histamine and other proinflammatory mediators is responsible for vasodilation in the lesional skin of CSU. However, the underlying causes of mast cell activation in the disease are largely unknown and remain to be identified. Thus, in this review, we discuss new insights in the pathogenesis of CSU, focusing on inflammation and angiogenesis...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
Guoming Hu, Shimin Wang, Pu Cheng
The prognostic role of tumor-infiltrating tryptase(+) mast cells in human solid tumors remains controversial. Herein, we conducted a meta-analysis including 28 published studies with 4224 patients identified from PubMed and EBSCO to assess the prognostic impact of tumor-infiltrating tryptase(+) mast cells in human solid tumors. We found that tryptase(+) mast cell infiltration significantly decreased overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS) in all types of solid tumors. In stratified analyses, tryptase(+) mast cell infiltration was significantly associated with worse OS in non-small cell lung cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma and 5-year survival in colorectal cancer...
October 12, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
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