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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550730/transplantation-of-aire-overexpressing-bone-marrow-derived-dendritic-cells-delays-the-onset-of-type-1-diabetes
#1
Dongbei Li, Bo Zhao, Yadong Luo, Steven Limbara, Bingjie Zhao, Xueyang Zou, Wei Yang, Yi Li
Autoimmune regulator (Aire) plays an indispensable role in maintaining central immune tolerance by promoting the ectopic expression of tissue-restricted antigens (TRAs) in medullary thymic epithelial cells (mTECs) and dendritic cells (DCs), which lead to the deletion of autoreactive T cells or the induction of Tregs and consequently prevent autoimmune disease development. Curing autoimmune diseases has always been a challenge. DC-based immunotherapy represents a new and effective method to establish tolerance...
May 24, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546792/hepatitis-c-virus-and-liver-transplantation
#2
Kalyan Ram Bhamidimarri, Sanjaya K Satapathy, Paul Martin
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major cause of death from infectious disease and is still the leading indication for liver transplantation in the United States and other Western countries. All-oral, direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapies have revolutionized the field, with HCV cure rates of more than 90% among treated patients. The safety and tolerability of these DAA agents have expanded the feasibility of HCV treatment even in the challenging pre- and post-liver transplant settings. However, the unique properties of DAA agents and the host profiles in these settings can limit the generalizability of HCV regimens, and prolongation of treatment duration or addition of ribavirin may be required in certain scenarios to optimize treatment outcomes...
April 2017: Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546779/emerging-treatment-options-for-the-management-of-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-clinical-utility-of-nivolumab
#3
REVIEW
David A Bond, Lapo Alinari
Classical Hodgkin's lymphoma (cHL) is a B-cell malignancy comprised of pathologic Reed Sternberg cells with a surrounding immune-tolerant inflammatory milieu. RS cells evade immune recognition in part through programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) overexpression, which is genetically programmed through copy number alterations, polysomy, and amplification of the 9p24.1 locus encoding PD-L1. By engaging with PD-1+ T-cells, PD-L1 delivers a potent immune suppressive signal promoting immunologic escape of the tumor cell...
2017: Journal of Blood Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546003/thymic-epithelial-cell-specific-deletion-of-jmjd6-reduces-aire-protein-expression-and-exacerbates-disease-development-in-a-mouse-model-of-autoimmune-diabetes
#4
Toyoshi Yanagihara, Takahiro Tomino, Takehito Uruno, Yoshinori Fukui
Thymic epithelial cells (TECs) establish spatially distinct microenvironments in which developing T cells are selected to mature or die. A unique property of medullary TECs is their expression of thousands of tissue-restricted self-antigens that is largely under the control of the transcriptional regulator Aire. We previously showed that Jmjd6, a lysyl hydroxylase for splicing regulatory proteins, is important for Aire protein expression and that transplantation of Jmjd6-deficient thymic stroma into athymic nude mice resulted in multiorgan autoimmunity...
May 22, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541799/limited-engraftment-of-donor-microbiome-via-one-time-fecal-microbial-transplantation-in-treated-hiv-infected-individuals
#5
Ivan Vujkovic-Cvijin, Rachel L Rutishauser, Montha Pao, Peter W Hunt, Susan V Lynch, Joseph M McCune, Ma Somsouk
BACKGROUND: Many HIV-infected individuals on antiretroviral therapy (ART) exhibit persistent systemic inflammation, which predicts morbidity and mortality. ART-treated subjects concurrently exhibit marked compositional alterations in the gut bacterial microbiota and the degree of dysbiosis correlates with systemic inflammation. Whether interventions to modulate the microbiome can affect systemic inflammation is unknown. METHODS: An open-label fecal microbial transplantation (FMT) was delivered by colonoscopy to asymptomatic HIV-infected ART-suppressed individuals without antibiotic pre-treatment...
May 25, 2017: Gut Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541431/emerging-safety-of-intramedullary-transplantation-of-human-neural-stem-cells-in-chronic-cervical-and-thoracic-spinal-cord-injury
#6
Allan D Levi, David O Okonkwo, Paul Park, Arthur L Jenkins, Shekar N Kurpad, Ann M Parr, Aruna Ganju, Bizhan Aarabi, Dong Kim, Steven Casha, Michael G Fehlings, James S Harrop, Kim D Anderson, Allyson Gage, Jane Hsieh, Stephen Huhn, Armin Curt, Raphael Guzman
BACKGROUND: Human central nervous system stem cells (HuCNS-SC) are multipotent adult stem cells with successful engraftment, migration, and region-appropriate differentiation after spinal cord injury (SCI). OBJECTIVE: To present data on the surgical safety profile and feasibility of multiple intramedullary perilesional injections of HuCNS-SC after SCI. METHODS: Intramedullary free-hand (manual) transplantation of HuCNS-SC cells was performed in subjects with thoracic (n = 12) and cervical (n = 17) complete and sensory incomplete chronic traumatic SCI...
May 24, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540602/late-conversion-from-tacrolimus-to-a-belatacept-based-immuno-suppression-regime-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-improves-renal-function-acid-base-derangement-and-mineral-bone-metabolism
#7
Kevin Schulte, Clara Vollmer, Vera Klasen, Jan Hinrich Bräsen, Jodok Püchel, Christoph Borzikowsky, Ulrich Kunzendorf, Thorsten Feldkamp
BACKGROUND: Calcineurin inhibitor (CNI)-induced nephrotoxicity and chronic graft dysfunction with deteriorating glomerular filtration rate (GFR) are common problems of kidney transplant recipients. The aim of this study was to analyze the role of belatacept as a rescue therapy in these patients. METHODS: In this retrospective, observational study we investigated 20 patients (10 females, 10 males) who were switched from a CNI (tacrolimus) to a belatacept-based immunosuppression because of CNI intolerance or marginal transplant function...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536906/current-status-of-bruton-s-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-development-and-use-in-b-cell-malignancies
#8
REVIEW
Andrew Aw, Jennifer R Brown
The B-cell receptor (BCR) pathway plays an important role in the survival, proliferation and trafficking of cancer cells in a variety of B-cell malignancies. Recently, a number of agents have been developed to target various components of the BCR pathway. One such target is Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK), a Tec family kinase member found near the cell membrane that is involved in upstream BCR signaling. The biological function of BTK in several B-cell lymphoid malignancies has led to the development of the oral BTK inhibitor ibrutinib...
May 23, 2017: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536366/advances-in-the-use-of-regulatory-t-cells-for-the-prevention-and-therapy-of-graft-vs-host-disease
#9
REVIEW
Reshma Ramlal, Gerhard C Hildebrandt
Regulatory T (Tregs) cells play a crucial role in immunoregulation and promotion of immunological tolerance. Adoptive transfer of these cells has therefore been of interest in the field of bone marrow and solid organ transplantation, autoimmune diseases and allergy medicine. In bone marrow transplantation, Tregs play a pivotal role in the prevention of graft-verus-host disease (GvHD). This has generated interest in using adoptive Treg cellular therapy in the prevention and treatment of GvHD. There have been several barriers to the feasibility of Treg cellular therapy in the setting of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) which include low Treg concentration in peripheral blood, requiring expansion of the Treg population; instability of the expanded product with loss of FoxP3 expression; and issues related to the purity of the expanded product...
May 16, 2017: Biomedicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535817/safety-and-tolerability-of-autologous-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-in-adpkd-patients
#10
Atieh Makhlough, Soroosh Shekarchian, Reza Moghadasali, Behzad Einollahi, Seyedeh Esmat Hosseini, Neda Jaroughi, Tina Bolurieh, Hossein Baharvand, Nasser Aghdami
BACKGROUND: Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is a genetic ciliopathy disease characterized by progressive formation and enlargement of cysts in multiple organs. The kidneys are particularly affected and patients may eventually develop end-stage renal disease (ESRD). We hypothesize that bone marrow mesenchymal stromal cells (BMMSCs) are renotropic and may improve kidney function via anti-apoptotic, anti-fibrotic, and anti-inflammatory effects. In this study, we aim to assess the safety and tolerability of a BMMSC infusion in ADPKD patients...
May 23, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535517/coupled-plasma-filtration-adsorption-application-for-liver-and-thyroid-toxins
#11
Gabriele Donati, Irene Capelli, Anna Laura Croci Chiocchini, Nicolò Natali, Anna Scrivo, Gaetano La Manna
Coupled plasma filtration and adsorption (CPFA) is a detoxification system that combines a plasma adsorption circuit and a continuous renal replacement therapy circuit. Its main application is for sepsis and septic shock with or without acute renal failure. Several recent studies have suggested that CPFA can reduce the mortality when the volume of plasma absorbed on the styrenic resin is at least >0.18 L/kg/day. At present, new applications for CPFA are under investigation, also in patients without significant kidney failure...
2017: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535402/uterus-tolerance-to-extended-cold-ischemic-storage-after-auto-transplantation-in-ewes
#12
Jérémy Tricard, Sébastien Ponsonnard, Yannick Tholance, Laura Mesturoux, Denis Lachatre, Claude Couquet, Faraj Terro, Catherine Yardin, Pierre Marquet, Alessandro Piccardo, Tristan Gauthier
OBJECTIVE: To assess how the uterus tolerates extended cold ischemic storage before auto-transplantation in ewes. STUDY DESIGN: Fourteen uterine auto-transplantations were performed in ewes from November 2014 to June 2015 at the Analysis and Research Laboratory of Limoges, France. The animals were divided into 2 groups: 7 after 3h of cold ischemia timeand 7 after 24h. Transplant was assessed ≥8days after transplantation. Histology and apoptosis analyses (TUNEL method and indirect immunohistochemistry of cleaved Caspase 3) were performed before uterus retrieval (control), after 90min following reperfusion and ≥8days after transplantation...
May 16, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534310/combination-immunotherapy-for-type-1-diabetes
#13
REVIEW
Robert N Bone, Carmella Evans-Molina
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease marked by β-cell destruction. Immunotherapies for T1D have been investigated since the 1980s and have focused on restoration of tolerance, T cell or B cell inhibition, regulatory T cell (Treg) induction, suppression of innate immunity and inflammation, immune system reset, and islet transplantation. The purpose of this review is to provide an overview and lessons learned from single immunotherapy trials, describe recent and ongoing combination immunotherapy trials, and provide perspectives on strategies for future combination clinical interventions aimed at preserving insulin secretion in T1D...
July 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529840/adoptive-cell-therapy-with-tregs-to-improve-transplant-outcomes-the-promise-and-the-stumbling-blocks
#14
Mohamed B Ezzelarab, Angus W Thomson
The contribution of regulatory T cells (Treg) to the induction and maintenance of tolerance is well-recognized in rodents and may contribute to long-term human organ allograft survival. The therapeutic efficacy of adoptively-transferred Treg in promoting tolerance to organ allografts is well-recognized in mouse models. Early phase 1/2 clinical studies of Treg therapy have been conducted in patients with type-1 (autoimmune) diabetes and refractory Crohn's disease, and for inhibition of graft-versus-host disease following bone marrow transplantation with proven safety...
December 2016: Current Transplantation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529646/peptide-vaccination-in-the-presence-of-adjuvants-in-patients-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-with-cd4-t-cell-reconstitution-elicits-consistent-cd8-t-cell-responses
#15
Michael Schmitt, Anita Schmitt, Markus Wiesneth, Angela Hückelhoven, Zeguang Wu, Jürgen Kuball, Lei Wang, Peter Schauwecker, Susanne Hofmann, Marlies Götz, Birgit Michels, Birgit Maccari, Patrick Wuchter, Volker Eckstein, Thomas Mertens, Paul Schnitzler, Hartmut Döhner, Anthony D Ho, Donald W Bunjes, Peter Dreger, Hubert Schrezenmeier, Jochen Greiner
Rationale: Patients receiving an allogeneic stem cell graft from cytomegalovirus (CMV) seronegative donors are particularly prone to CMV reactivation with a high risk of disease and mortality. Therefore we developed and manufactured a novel vaccine and initiated a clinical phase I trial with a CMV phosphoprotein 65 (CMVpp65)-derived peptide. Methods: Ten patients after allogeneic stem cell transplantation received four vaccinations at a biweekly interval. All patients were monitored for CMVpp65 antigenemia...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529613/long-term-outcome-of-inflammatory-breast-cancer-compared-to-non-inflammatory-breast-cancer-in-the-setting-of-high-dose-chemotherapy-with-autologous-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation
#16
Yee Chung Cheng, Yushu Shi, Mei-Jie Zhang, Ruta Brazauskas, Michael T Hemmer, Michael R Bishop, Yago Nieto, Edward Stadtmauer, Lois Ayash, Robert Peter Gale, Hillard Lazarus, Leona Holmberg, Michael Lill, Richard F Olsson, Baldeep Mona Wirk, Mukta Arora, Parameswaran Hari, Naoto Ueno
Introduction: Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is a rare aggressive form of breast cancer. It is well known that the long-term survival and progression-free survival of IBC are worse than that of non-IBC. We report the long term outcomes of patients with IBC and non-IBC who had undergone high-dose chemotherapy (HDC) with autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation (AHCT). Methods: All 3387 patients with IBC or non-IBC who underwent HDC with AHCT between1990-2002 and registered with CIBMTR were included in this analysis...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527129/efficacy-and-safety-of-plerixafor-for-the-mobilization-collection-of-peripheral-hematopoietic-stem-cells-for-autologous-transplantation-in-japanese-patients-with-multiple-myeloma
#17
Masaki Ri, Kosei Matsue, Kazutaka Sunami, Chihiro Shimazaki, Akio Hayashi, Yoshinori Sunaga, Toru Sasaki, Kenshi Suzuki
To evaluate the efficacy and safety of plerixafor for the mobilization/collection of peripheral hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) for autologous transplantation in Japanese patients with multiple myeloma (MM). In a randomized study, patients received G-CSF (filgrastim, 400 µg/m(2)/day) for 4 days prior to the first dose of plerixafor. Starting on Day 4 evening and for up to 4 days, patients received either plerixafor (240 µg/kg/day) + G-CSF group (PG group) or G-CSF alone (G group). Daily apheresis started on Day 5 for up to 4 days, or until ≥6 × 10(6) CD34+ cells/kg were collected...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524868/diabetes-associated-microbiota-in-fa-fa-rats-is-modified-by-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass
#18
Tulika Arora, Florian Seyfried, Neil G Docherty, Valentina Tremaroli, Carel W le Roux, Rosie Perkins, Fredrik Bäckhed
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and duodenal jejunal bypass (DJB), two different forms of bariatric surgery, are associated with improved glucose tolerance, but it is not clear whether the gut microbiota contributes to this effect. Here we used fa/fa rats as a model of impaired glucose tolerance to investigate whether (i) the microbiota varies between fa/fa and nondiabetic fa/+ rats; (ii) the microbiota of fa/fa rats is affected by RYGB and/or DJB; and (iii) surgically induced microbiota alterations contribute to glucose metabolism...
May 19, 2017: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523010/beneficial-soil-bacterium-pseudomonas-frederiksbergensis-os261-augments-salt-tolerance-and-promotes-red-pepper-plant-growth
#19
Poulami Chatterjee, Sandipan Samaddar, Rangasamy Anandham, Yeongyeong Kang, Kiyoon Kim, Gopal Selvakumar, Tongmin Sa
Soil salinity, being a part of natural ecosystems, is an increasing problem in agricultural soils throughout the world. Pseudomonas frederiksbergensis OS261 has already been proved to be an effective bio-inoculant for enhancing cold stress tolerance in plants, however, its effect on salt stress tolerance is unknown. The main aim of the present study was to elucidate P. frederiksbergensis OS261 mediated salt stress tolerance in red pepper. The plants were exposed to a salt stress using NaCl at the concentrations of 50, 100, and 150 mM after 12 days of transplantation, while plant growth and enzyme activity were estimated 50 days after sowing...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522573/lenalidomide-melphalan-dexamethasone-in-newly-diagnosed-patients-with-al-amyloidosis-results-of-a-prospective-phase-2-study-with-long-term-follow-up
#20
Ute Hegenbart, Tilmann Bochtler, Axel Benner, Natalia Becker, Christoph Kimmich, Arnt V Kristen, Jörg Beimler, Ernst Hund, Markus Zorn, Anja Freiberger, Marianne Gawlik, Hartmut Goldschmidt, Dirk Hose, Anna Jauch, Anthony D Ho, Stefan O Schönland
Chemotherapy in light chain amyloidosis aims to normalize the involved free light chain in serum, which leads to an improvement or at least stabilization of organ function in most responding patients. We performed a prospective single center phase 2 trial with 50 untreated patients not eligible for high-dose treatment. The treatment schedule comprised 6 cycles of oral lenalidomide, melphalan and dexamethasone every 4 weeks. After 6 months complete remission was achieved in 9 patients (18%), very good partial remission in 16 (32%) and partial response in 9 (18%)...
May 18, 2017: Haematologica
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