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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319731/stimulating-cd27-to-quantitatively-and-qualitatively-shape-adaptive-immunity-to-cancer
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REVIEW
Timothy Nj Bullock
The capacity of the immune system to recognize and respond to tumors has been appreciated for over 100 years. However, clinical success has largely depended on the elucidation of the positive and negative regulators of effector cells after their activation via the antigen cell receptor. On the one hand, effector cells upregulate checkpoint molecules that are thought to play a role in limiting immunopathology. On the other, second and third waves of costimulation are often required to promote the expansion, survival and differentiation of effector cells...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319070/foxa1-inhibits-prostate-cancer-neuroendocrine-differentiation
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J Kim, H Jin, J C Zhao, Y A Yang, Y Li, X Yang, X Dong, J Yu
Neuroendocrine prostate cancer (NEPC) has increasingly become a clinical challenge. The mechanisms by which neuroendocrine (NE) cells arises from prostate adenocarcinoma cells are poorly understood. FOXA1 is a transcription factor of the forkhead family that is required for prostate epithelial differentiation. In this study, we demonstrated that FOXA1 loss drives NE differentiation, demarcated by phenotypical changes and NEPC marker expressions. Mechanistically, this is mediated by FOXA1 binding to the promoter of interleukin 8 (IL-8), a chemokine previously shown elevated in NEPC, to directly inhibit its expression...
March 20, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318626/the-leukotriene-b4-leukotriene-b4-receptor-axis-promotes-cisplatin-induced-acute-kidney-injury-by%C3%A2-modulating-neutrophil-recruitment
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Bo Deng, Yuli Lin, Shuai Ma, Yin Zheng, Xuguang Yang, Bingji Li, Wenyan Yu, Qingqing Xu, Tingyan Liu, Chuanming Hao, Rui He, Feng Ding
Cisplatin is an effective chemotherapeutic agent and widely used in treatment of various solid organ malignancies, including head and neck, ovarian, and testicular cancers. However, the induction of acute kidney injury (AKI) is one of its main side effects. Leukotriene B4 receptor 1 (BLT1) mediates the majority of physiological effects of leukotriene B4 (LTB4), a potent lipid chemoattractant generated at inflammation sites, but the role of the LTB4-BLT1 axis in cisplatin-induced AKI remains unknown. Here we found upregulated LTB4 synthesis and BLT1 expression in the kidney after cisplatin administration...
March 15, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318328/estrogen-induces-cxcr4-overexpression-and-cxcr4-cxl12-pathway-activation-in-lung-adenocarcinoma-cells-in-vitro
#4
Vianey Rodriguez-Lara, González-Sánchez Ignacio, Marco A Cerbón Cervantes
PURPOSE: This study was designed to investigate whether estradiol is related to the expression of the chemokine receptor CXCR4 and its activation in lung adenocarcinoma in vitro, since lung adenocarcinomas from premenopausal women have shown high levels of CXCR4, and this expression has been associated with worse prognosis and poor survival. METHODS: The effect of 17-β-estradiol (E2) (0.03 nM-10 nM) on CXCR4 expression was analyzed in lung adenocarcinoma cell lines (SK-LU-1, H1435, H23, A549) by immunofluorescence after 24 and 72-h poststimulation...
March 20, 2017: Endocrine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318223/high-throughput-dual-screening-method-for-ras-activities-and-inhibitors
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Kari Kopra, Arjan J van Adrichem, Outi M H Salo-Ahen, Juha Peltonen, Krister Wennerberg, Harri J Härmä
Ras GTPases act as "molecular switches", alternating between inactive GDP-bound and active GTP-bound conformation. Ras-oncogenes were discovered over three decades ago, but there are still no effective therapies for Ras-driven cancers. Drug discovery strategies have so far been unsuccessful, due to a lack of suitable screening methodologies and well-defined binding pockets on the Ras proteins. Here, we addressed the former by introducing a homogeneous quenching resonance energy transfer (QRET) technique based screening strategy for Ras interfacial and competitive inhibitors...
March 20, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316379/high-fat-diet-alters-gut-microbiota-and-the-expression-of-paneth-cell-antimicrobial-peptides-preceding-changes-of-circulating-inflammatory-cytokines
#6
Xiulan Guo, Jinchao Li, Renyong Tang, Guodong Zhang, Huawei Zeng, Richard J Wood, Zhenhua Liu
Obesity is an established risk factor for many diseases including intestinal cancer. One of the responsible mechanisms is the chronic inflammation driven by obesity. However, it remains to be defined whether diet-induced obesity exacerbates the intestinal inflammatory status by cytokines produced in adipose tissue or the high fat diet first alters the gut microbiota and then drives intestinal inflammation. To address this question, we fed C57BL/6 mice with a high fat diet (HF, 60%) and sacrificed them sequentially after 8, 12, and 16 weeks, and then compositions of gut microbiota and expressions of antimicrobial peptides were determined...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316092/elevation-of-gprc5a-expression-in-colorectal-cancer-promotes-tumor-progression-through-vnn-1-induced-oxidative-stress
#7
Long Zhang, Liang Li, Ganglong Gao, Gaigai Wei, Yansen Zheng, Chunmei Wang, Na Gao, Yongliang Zhao, Jiong Deng, Huaqing Chen, Jialiang Sun, Dali Li, Xueli Zhang, Mingyao Liu
The clearance of oxidative stress compounds is critical for the protection of the organism from malignancy, but how this key physiological process is regulated is not fully understood. Here we found that the expression of GPRC5A, a well-characterized tumor suppressor in lung cancer, was elevated in colorectal cancer tissues in patients. In both cancer cell lines and a colitis-associated cancer model in mice, we found that GPRC5A deficiency reduced cell proliferation and increased cell apoptosis as well as inhibited tumorigenesis in vivo...
March 17, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316059/prevention-of-tumour-cell-apoptosis-associated-with-sustained-protein-kinase-b-phosphorylation-is-more-sensitive-to-regulation-by-insulin-signalling-than-stimulation-of-proliferation-and-extracellular-signal-regulated-kinase
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Christoph Schmid, Claudia Ghirlanda, Markus Niessen
Insulin controls blood glucose while insulin-like growth factor (IGF) 1 is an important growth factor. Interestingly, both hormones have overlapping bioactivities and can activate the same intracellular signal transduction cascades. Growth control (mainly by IGF1) and metabolic function (predominantly by insulin) are believed to depend on activation of extracellular signal-regulated kinases (ERKs) 1/2 and protein kinase B (Akt/PKB), respectively. Therefore, insulin analogues that are used to normalize blood glucose are tested for their ability to preferentially activate Akt/PKB but not ERK1/2 and mitogenesis...
March 18, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315714/cadmium-induced-malignant-transformation-of-rat-liver-cells-potential-key-role-and-regulatory-mechanism-of-altered-apolipoprotein-e-expression-in-enhanced-invasiveness
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Masayo Suzuki, Shuso Takeda, Noriko Teraoka-Nishitani, Akane Yamagata, Takahiro Tanaka, Marika Sasaki, Natsuki Yasuda, Makiko Oda, Tatsuji Okano, Kazuhiro Yamahira, Yuta Nakamura, Takanobu Kobayashi, Katsuhito Kino, Hiroshi Miyazawa, Michael P Waalkes, Masufumi Takiguchi
Cadmium is a transition metal that is classified as human carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) with multiple target sites. Many studies using various model systems provide evidence of cadmium-induced malignancy formation in vivo or malignant cell transformation in vitro. Nonetheless, further studies are needed to completely understand the mechanisms of cadmium carcinogenicity. Our prior studies have utilized a rat liver epithelial cell line (TRL 1215) as a model for cadmium-induced malignant transformation...
March 15, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315335/microrna-99a-inhibits-insulin-induced-proliferation-migration-dedifferentiation-and-rapamycin-resistance-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-by-inhibiting-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-receptor-and-mammalian-target-of-rapamycin
#10
Zi-Wei Zhang, Rui-Wei Guo, Jin-Lin Lv, Xian-Mei Wang, Jin-Shan Ye, Ni-Hong Lu, Xing Liang, Li-Xia Yang
Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) are characterized by insulin resistance and are subsequently at high risk for atherosclerosis. Hyperinsulinemia has been associated with proliferation, migration, and dedifferentiation of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) during the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Moreover, insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor (IGF-1R) and mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) have been demonstrated to be the underlying signaling pathways. Recently, microRNA-99a (miR-99a) has been suggested to regulate the phenotypic changes of VSMCs in cancer cells...
March 15, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315314/nicotine-promotes-cholangiocarcinoma-growth-in-xenograft-mice
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Allyson K Martínez, Kendal Jensen, Chad Hall, April O'Brien, Laurent Ehrlich, Tori White, Fanyin Meng, Tianhao Zhou, John Greene, Francesca Bernuzzi, Pietro Invernizzi, David E Dostal, Terry Lairmore, Gianfranco Alpini, Shannon Glaser
Nicotine, the main addictive substance in tobacco, is known to play a role in the development and/or progression of a number of malignant tumors. However, nicotine's involvement in the pathogenesis of cholangiocarcinoma is controversial. Therefore, we studied the effects of nicotine on the growth of cholangiocarcinoma cells in vitro and the progression of cholangiocarcinoma in a mouse xenograft model. The predominant subunit responsible for nicotine-mediated proliferation in normal and cancer cells, the α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7-nAChR), was more highly expressed in human cholangiocarcinoma cell lines compared with normal human cholangiocytes...
March 14, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315060/results-of-a-phase-ib-trial-of-combination-immunotherapy-with-a-cd8-%C3%A2-t-cell-eliciting-vaccine-and-trastuzumab-in-breast-cancer-patients
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G Travis Clifton, Jennifer K Litton, Karen Arrington, Sathibalan Ponniah, Nuhad K Ibrahim, Victor Gall, Gheath Alatrash, George E Peoples, Elizabeth A Mittendorf
BACKGROUND: CD8+ T cell-eliciting vaccines are being investigated in breast cancer patients. Preclinical data showed that trastuzumab increases the susceptibility of tumor cells to lysis by vaccine-generated CD8+ T cells, suggesting potential benefit of a combination immunotherapy strategy. The current trial was undertaken to demonstrate the safety of this approach. METHODS: This study was designed as a dose-escalation trial enrolling clinically disease-free, human leukocyte antigen A2+ or A3+ , human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive breast cancer patients...
March 17, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314957/lipoteichoic-acids-from-staphylococcus-aureus-stimulate-proliferation-of-human-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells-in-vitro
#13
Katja Hattar, Christian P Reinert, Ulf Sibelius, Mira Y Gökyildirim, Florentine S B Subtil, Jochen Wilhelm, Bastian Eul, Gabriele Dahlem, Friedrich Grimminger, Werner Seeger, Ulrich Grandel
Pulmonary infections are frequent complications in lung cancer and may worsen its outcome and survival. Inflammatory mediators are suspected to promote tumor growth in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Hence, bacterial pathogens may affect lung cancer growth by activation of inflammatory signalling. Against this background, we investigated the effect of purified lipoteichoic acids (LTA) of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) on cellular proliferation and liberation of interleukin (IL)-8 in the NSCLC cell lines A549 and H226...
March 17, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314956/evolution-of-mhc-based-technologies-used-for-detection-of-antigen-responsive-t-cells
#14
REVIEW
Amalie Kai Bentzen, Sine Reker Hadrup
T cell-mediated recognition of peptide-major histocompatibility complex (pMHC) class I and II molecules is crucial for the control of intracellular pathogens and cancer, as well as for stimulation and maintenance of efficient cytotoxic responses. Such interactions may also play a role in the development of autoimmune diseases. Novel insights into this mechanism are crucial to understanding disease development and establishing new treatment strategies. MHC multimers have been used for detection of antigen-responsive T cells since the first report by Altman et al...
March 17, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303961/the-metabolic-waste-ammonium-regulates-mtorc2-and-mtorc1-signaling
#15
Ahmad Merhi, Paul Delrée, Anna Maria Marini
Two structurally and functionally distinct mammalian TOR complexes control cell growth and metabolism in physiological and pathological contexts including cancer. Upregulated glutaminolysis is part of the metabolic reprogramming occurring in cancer, providing fuels for growth but also liberating ammonium, a potent neurotoxic waste product. Here, we identify ammonium as a novel dose-dependent signal mediating rapid mTORC2 activation and further regulating mTORC1. We show that ammonium induces rapid RICTOR-dependent phosphorylation of AKT-S473, a process requiring the PI3K pathway and further involving the Src-family kinase YES1, the FAK kinase and the ITGβ1 integrin...
March 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303957/astragalus-polysaccharides-exerts-immunomodulatory-effects-via-tlr4-mediated-myd88-dependent-signaling-pathway-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#16
Lijing Zhou, Zijing Liu, Zhixue Wang, Shuang Yu, Tingting Long, Xing Zhou, Yixi Bao
Astragalus polysaccharides (APS), which is widely used as a remedy to promote immunity of breast cancer patients, can enhance immune responses and exert anti-tumor effects. In this study, we investigated the effects and mechanisms of APS on macrophage RAW 264.7 and EAC tumor-bearing mice. Griess reaction and ELISA assays revealed that the concentrations of nitric oxide, TNF-α, IL-1β and IL-6 were increased by APS. However, this effect was diminished in the presence of TAK-242 (TLR4 inhibitor) or ST-2825(MyD88 inhibitor)...
March 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303926/identification-of-the-metabolic-alterations-associated-with-the-multidrug-resistant-phenotype-in-cancer-and-their-intercellular-transfer-mediated-by-extracellular-vesicles
#17
Vanessa Lopes-Rodrigues, Alessio Di Luca, Justyna Mleczko, Paula Meleady, Michael Henry, Milica Pesic, Diana Cabrera, Sebastiaan van Liempd, Raquel T Lima, Robert O'Connor, Juan M Falcon-Perez, M Helena Vasconcelos
Multidrug resistance (MDR) is a serious obstacle to efficient cancer treatment. Overexpression of P-glycoprotein (P-gp) plays a significant role in MDR. Recent studies proved that targeting cellular metabolism could sensitize MDR cells. In addition, metabolic alterations could affect the extracellular vesicles (EVs) cargo and release. This study aimed to: i) identify metabolic alterations in P-gp overexpressing cells that could be involved in the development of MDR and, ii) identify a potential role for the EVs in the acquisition of the MDR...
March 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303855/expression-and-prognostic-value-of-indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-in-pancreatic-cancer
#18
Tao Zhang, Xiang-Long Tan, Yong Xu, Zi-Zheng Wang, Chao-Hui Xiao, Rong Liu
BACKGROUND: Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO), an enzyme for tryptophan metabolism through the kynurenine pathway, exhibits an immunosuppressive effect and induces immune tolerance in tumor cells. The effects of IDO on pancreatic cancer are poorly understood. This study aimed to investigate the expression and prognostic significance of IDO in pancreatic cancer. METHODS: We evaluated the protein expression of IDO in PANC-1, CFPAC-1, and BxPC-3 cell lines with or without 48 h treatment by 500 U/ml interferon-γ (IFN-γ)...
March 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303530/a-randomized-open-label-multicenter-phase-ii-study-evaluating-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-bth1677-1-3-1-6-beta-glucan-imprime-pgg-in-combination-with-cetuximab-and-chemotherapy-in-patients-with-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#19
M Thomas, P Sadjadian, J Kollmeier, J Lowe, P Mattson, J R Trout, M Gargano, M L Patchen, R Walsh, M Beliveau, J F Marier, N Bose, K Gorden, F Schneller
Introduction BTH1677, a 1,3-1,6 beta-glucan immunomodulator, stimulates a coordinated anti-cancer immune response in combination with anti-tumor antibody therapies. This phase II study explored the efficacy, pharmacokinetics (PK), and safety of BTH1677 combined with cetuximab/carboplatin/paclitaxel in untreated stage IIIB/IV non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. Methods Patients were randomized 2:1 to the BTH1677 arm (N=60; BTH1677, 4 mg/kg, weekly; cetuximab, initial dose 400 mg/m(2) and subsequent doses 250 mg/m(2), weekly; carboplatin, 6 mg/mL/min AUC (area-under-the-curve) by Calvert formula, once each 3-week cycle [Q3W]); and paclitaxel, 200 mg/m(2), Q3W) or Control arm (N=30; cetuximab/carboplatin/paclitaxel as above)...
March 16, 2017: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303028/alectinib-ch5424802-antagonizes-abcb1-and-abcg2-mediated-multidrug-resistance-in-vitro-in-vivo-and-ex-vivo
#20
Ke Yang, Yifan Chen, Kenneth Kin Wah To, Fang Wang, Delan Li, Likun Chen, Liwu Fu
Alectinib, an inhibitor of anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK), was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of patients with ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Here we investigated the reversal effect of alectinib on multidrug resistance (MDR) induced by ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters, which is the primary cause of chemotherapy failure. We provide the first evidence that alectinib increases the sensitivity of ABCB1- and ABCG2-overexpressing cells to chemotherapeutic agents in vitro and in vivo...
March 17, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
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