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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212561/the-tlr7-agonist-imiquimod-induces-anti-cancer-effects-via-autophagic-cell-death-and-enhances-anti-tumoral-and-systemic-immunity-during-radiotherapy-for-melanoma
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Jeong Hyun Cho, Hyo-Ji Lee, Hyun-Jeong Ko, Byung-Il Yoon, Jongseon Choe, Keun-Cheol Kim, Tae-Wook Hahn, Jeong A Han, Sun Shim Choi, Young Mee Jung, Kee-Ho Lee, Yun-Sil Lee, Yu-Jin Jung
Toll-like receptor (TLR) ligands are strongly considered immune-adjuvants for cancer immunotherapy and have been shown to exert direct anti-cancer effects. This study was performed to evaluate the synergistic anti-cancer and anti-metastatic effects of the TLR7 agonist imiquimod (IMQ) during radiotherapy for melanoma. The pretreatment of B16F10 or B16F1 cells with IMQ combined with γ-ionizing radiation (IR) led to enhanced cell death via autophagy, as demonstrated by increased expression levels of autophagy-related genes, and an increased number of autophagosomes in both cell lines...
February 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202614/virus-specific-cd8-t-cells-infiltrate-melanoma-lesions-and-retain-function-independently-of-pd-1-expression
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Dan A Erkes, Corinne J Smith, Nicole A Wilski, Sofia Caldeira-Dantas, Toktam Mohgbeli, Christopher M Snyder
It is well known that CD8(+) tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) are correlated with positive prognoses in cancer patients and are used to determine the efficacy of immune therapies. Although it is generally assumed that CD8(+) TILs will be tumor-associated Ag (TAA) specific, it is unknown whether CD8(+) T cells with specificity for common pathogens also infiltrate tumors. If so, the presence of these T cells could alter the interpretation of prognostic and diagnostic TIL assays. We compared TAA-specific and virus-specific CD8(+) T cells in the same tumors using murine CMV, a herpesvirus that causes a persistent/latent infection, and vaccinia virus, a poxvirus that is cleared by the host...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196735/gtl001-and-bivalent-cyaa-based-therapeutic-vaccine-strategies-against-human-papillomavirus-and-other-tumor-associated-antigens-induce-effector-and-memory-t-cell-responses-that-inhibit-tumor-growth
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Michaël Esquerré, Marie Momot, Anne Goubier, Christophe Gonindard, Stéphane Leung-Theung-Long, Yolande Misseri, Marie-Christine Bissery
GTL001 is a bivalent therapeutic vaccine containing human papillomavirus (HPV) 16 and HPV18 E7 proteins inserted in the Bordetella pertussis adenylate cyclase (CyaA) vector intended to prevent cervical cancer in HPV-infected women with normal cervical cytology or mild abnormalities. To be effective, therapeutic cervical cancer vaccines should induce both a T cell-mediated effector response against HPV-infected cells and a robust CD8(+) T-cell memory response to prevent potential later infection. We examined the ability of GTL001 and related bivalent CyaA-based vaccines to induce, in parallel, effector and memory CD8(+) T-cell responses to both vaccine antigens...
February 10, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184224/cbl-b-deficiency-mediates-resistance-to-programmed-death-ligand-1-programmed-death-1-regulation
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Mai Fujiwara, Emily J Anstadt, Robert B Clark
Casitas B-lineage lymphoma-b (Cbl-b) is an E3 ubiquitin ligase that negatively regulates T cell activation. Cbl-b(-/-) T cells are hyper-reactive and co-stimulation independent, and Cbl-b(-/-) mice demonstrate robust T cell and NK cell-mediated antitumor immunity. As a result of these murine studies, Cbl-b is considered a potential target for therapeutic manipulation in human cancer immunotherapy. The PD-L1/PD-1 pathway of immune regulation is presently an important therapeutic focus in tumor immunotherapy, and although Cbl-b(-/-) mice have been shown to be resistant to several immuno-regulatory mechanisms, the sensitivity of Cbl-b(-/-) mice to PD-L1-mediated suppression has not been reported...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154780/human-endogenous-retroviruses-and-cancer
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María Gonzalez-Cao, Paola Iduma, Niki Karachaliou, Mariacarmela Santarpia, Julià Blanco, Rafael Rosell
Human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs) are retroviruses that infected human genome millions of years ago and have persisted throughout human evolution. About 8% of our genome is composed of HERVs, most of which are nonfunctional because of epigenetic control or deactivating mutations. However, a correlation between HERVs and human cancer has been described and many tumors, such as melanoma, breast cancer, germ cell tumors, renal cancer or ovarian cancer, express HERV proteins, mainly HERV-K (HML6) and HERV-K (HML2)...
December 2016: Cancer Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148714/clinical-dosing-regimen-of-selinexor-maintains-normal-immune-homeostasis-and-t-cell-effector-function-in-mice-implications-for-combination-with-immunotherapy
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Paul M Tyler, Mariah M Servos, Romy C de Vries, Boris Klebanov, Trinayan Kashyap, Sharon Sacham, Yosef Landesman, Michael Dougan, Stephanie K Dougan
Selinexor (KPT-330) is a first in class nuclear transport inhibitor currently in clinical trials as an anti-cancer agent. To determine how selinexor might impact anti-tumor immunity, we analyzed immune homeostasis in mice treated with selinexor and found disruptions in T cell development, a progressive loss of CD8 T cells and increases in inflammatory monocytes. Antibody production in response to immunization was mostly normal. Precursor populations in bone marrow and thymus were unaffected by selinexor, suggesting that normal immune homeostasis could recover...
February 1, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143806/efficient-eradication-of-established-tumors-in-mice-with-cationic-liposome-based-synthetic-long-peptide-vaccines
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Eleni Maria Varypataki, Naomi Benne, Joke Bouwstra, Wim Jiskoot, Ferry Ossendorp
Therapeutic vaccination with synthetic long peptides (SLPs) can be clinically effective against HPV-induced pre-malignant lesions; however, their efficiency in established malignant lesions leaves room for improvement. Here, we report the high therapeutic potency of cationic liposomes loaded with well-defined tumor-specific SLPs and a TLR3 ligand as adjuvant. The cationic particles, with an average size of 160 nm, could strongly activate functional, antigen-specific, CD8(+) and CD4(+) T cells and induced in vivo cytotoxicity against target cells after intradermal vaccination...
January 31, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137885/cgas-is-essential-for-the-antitumor-effect-of-immune-checkpoint-blockade
#8
Hua Wang, Shuiqing Hu, Xiang Chen, Heping Shi, Chuo Chen, Lijun Sun, Zhijian J Chen
cGMP-AMP (cGAMP) synthase (cGAS) is a cytosolic DNA sensor that activates innate immune responses. cGAS catalyzes the synthesis of cGAMP, which functions as a second messenger that binds and activates the adaptor protein STING to induce type I interferons (IFNs) and other immune modulatory molecules. Here we show that cGAS is indispensable for the antitumor effect of immune checkpoint blockade in mice. Wild-type, but not cGAS-deficient, mice exhibited slower growth of B16 melanomas in response to a PD-L1 antibody treatment...
January 30, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107662/a-simple-and-powerful-co-delivery-system-based-on-ph-responsive-metal-organic-frameworks-for-enhanced-cancer-immunotherapy
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Fei Duan, Xiaochen Feng, Xinjian Yang, Wentong Sun, Yi Jin, Huifang Liu, Kun Ge, Zhenhua Li, Jinchao Zhang
Tumor-associated antigens (TAAs)-loaded nanoparticles are able to be actively internalized by antigen-presenting cells (APCs) and have shown promising potential in cancer immunotherapy. However, current TAAs delivery strategy exhibits limitations of complicated synthesis process, low loading efficiency and inefficient CD8(+) cytotoxic T lymphocyte activation leading to unsatisfactory therapeutic effect. Thus, the construction of novel TAAs-delivery systems for enhanced cancer therapy is highly desirable. In this work, we fabricated a very simple yet powerful antigens-delivery system for cancer immunotherapy based-on pH-responsive metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) with size about 30 nm...
January 11, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104840/tumor-aneuploidy-correlates-with-markers-of-immune-evasion-and-with-reduced-response-to-immunotherapy
#10
Teresa Davoli, Hajime Uno, Eric C Wooten, Stephen J Elledge
Immunotherapies based on immune checkpoint blockade are highly effective in a subset of patients. An ongoing challenge is the identification of biomarkers that predict which patients will benefit from these therapies. Aneuploidy, also known as somatic copy number alterations (SCNAs), is widespread in cancer and is posited to drive tumorigenesis. Analyzing 12 human cancer types, we find that, for most, highly aneuploid tumors show reduced expression of markers of cytotoxic infiltrating immune cells, especially CD8(+) T cells, and increased expression of cell proliferation markers...
January 20, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097229/anti-sirp%C3%AE-antibodies-as-a-potential-new-tool-for-cancer-immunotherapy
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Tadahiko Yanagita, Yoji Murata, Daisuke Tanaka, Sei-Ichiro Motegi, Eri Arai, Edwin Widyanto Daniwijaya, Daisuke Hazama, Ken Washio, Yasuyuki Saito, Takenori Kotani, Hiroshi Ohnishi, Per-Arne Oldenborg, Noel Verjan Garcia, Masayuki Miyasaka, Osamu Ishikawa, Yae Kanai, Takahide Komori, Takashi Matozaki
Tumor cells are thought to evade immune surveillance through interaction with immune cells. Much recent attention has focused on the modification of immune responses as a basis for new cancer treatments. SIRPα is an Ig superfamily protein that inhibits phagocytosis in macrophages upon interaction with its ligand CD47 expressed on the surface of target cells. Here, we show that SIRPα is highly expressed in human renal cell carcinoma and melanoma. Furthermore, an anti-SIRPα Ab that blocks the interaction with CD47 markedly suppressed tumor formation by renal cell carcinoma or melanoma cells in immunocompetent syngeneic mice...
January 12, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073775/dasatinib-changes-immune-cell-profiles-concomitant-with-reduced-tumor-growth-in-several-murine-solid-tumor-models
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Can Hekim, Mette Ilander, Jun Yan, Erin Michaud, Richard Smykla, Markus Vähä-Koskela, Paula Savola, Siri Tähtinen, Leena Saikko, Akseli Hemminki, Panu E Kovanen, Kimmo Porkka, Francis Y F Lee, Satu Mustjoki
Dasatinib, a broad-range tyrosine kinase inhibitor, induces rapid mobilization of lymphocytes and clonal expansion of cytotoxic cells in leukemia patients. Here, we investigated whether dasatinib could induce beneficial immunomodulatory effects in solid tumor models. The effects on tumor growth and on the immune system were studied in four different syngeneic mouse models (B16.OVA melanoma, 1956 sarcoma, MC38 colon, and 4T1 breast carcinoma). Both peripheral blood (PB) and tumor samples were immunophenotyped during treatment...
January 10, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073773/long-term-survival-and-clinical-benefit-from-adoptive-t-cell-transfer-in-stage-iv-melanoma-patients-is-determined-by-a-four-parameter-tumor-immune-signature
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Sara M Melief, Valeria V Visconti, Marten Visser, Merel van Diepen, Ellen H W Kapiteijn, Joost H van den Berg, John B A G Haanen, Vincent T H B M Smit, Jan Oosting, Sjoerd H van der Burg, Els M E Verdegaal
The presence of tumor-infiltrating immune cells is associated with longer survival and a better response to immunotherapy in early-stage melanoma, but a comprehensive study of the in situ immune microenvironment in stage IV melanoma has not been performed. We investigated the combined influence of a series of immune factors on survival and response to adoptive cell transfer (ACT) in stage IV melanoma patients. Metastases of 73 stage IV melanoma patients, 17 of which were treated with ACT, were studied with respect to the number and functional phenotype of lymphocytes and myeloid cells as well as for expression of galectins-1, -3, and -9...
January 10, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057179/biomarqueurs-pr%C3%A3-dictifs-de-r%C3%A3-ponse-aux-traitements-bloquant-les-voies-de-costimulation-inhibitrices
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Franck Pagès, Clémence Granier, Amos Kirilovsky, Carine Elsissy, Eric Tartour
Immunotherapies targeting co-inhibitory receptors recently open a new promising approach of cancer treatment. Indeed, an objective clinical response was observed after treatment by anti-CTLA-4 and anti-PD-1 in many indications but the treatment still failed in 70 to 80 % of cases treated. Given the adverse effects and the high cost of these therapies, there is a need for the development of biomarkers. This review focus on potential predictive biomarkers. In peripheral blood, high level of Il-2 soluble receptor at baseline and absence of ICOS+ CD4-T lymphocytes induction may be associated with the absence of clinical response for melanoma patients treated by ipilimumab (anti-CTLA-4)...
November 2016: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052019/tlr-activated-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cells-inhibit-breast-cancer-cell-growth-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Jing Wu, Shuang Li, Yang Yang, Shan Zhu, Mingyou Zhang, Yuan Qiao, Yong-Jun Liu, Jingtao Chen
Plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs) are a unique subset of naturally occurring dendritic cells, which triggers the production of large amounts of type I interferons (IFNs) after viral infections through Toll-like receptor (TLR) 7 and TLR9. Recent studies have demonstrated that the activation of pDCs kills melanoma cells. However, the role of activated pDCs in breast cancer remains to be determined. In the present study, we generated mouse models of breast cancer and demonstrated that activated pDCs can directly kill breast tumor cells through TRAIL and Granzyme B...
December 28, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018602/fusion-of-the-dendritic-cell-targeting-chemokine-mip3%C3%AE-to-melanoma-antigen-gp100-in-a-therapeutic-dna-vaccine-significantly-enhances-immunogenicity-and-survival-in-a-mouse-melanoma-model
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James T Gordy, Kun Luo, Hong Zhang, Arya Biragyn, Richard B Markham
BACKGROUND: Although therapeutic cancer vaccines have been mostly disappointing in the clinic, the advent of novel immunotherapies and the future promise of neoantigen-based therapies have created the need for new vaccine modalities that can easily adapt to current and future developments in cancer immunotherapy. One such novel platform is a DNA vaccine fusing the chemokine Macrophage Inflammatory Protein-3α (MIP-3α) to an antigen, here melanoma antigen gp100. Previous published work has indicated that MIP-3α targets nascent peptides to immature dendritic cells, leading to processing by class I and II MHC pathways...
2016: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018343/very-late-antigen-1-marks-functional-tumor-resident-cd8-t-cells-and-correlates-with-survival-of-melanoma-patients
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Timothy Murray, Silvia A Fuertes Marraco, Petra Baumgaertner, Natacha Bordry, Laurène Cagnon, Alena Donda, Pedro Romero, Grégory Verdeil, Daniel E Speiser
A major limiting factor in the success of immunotherapy is tumor infiltration by CD8(+) T cells, a process that remains poorly understood. In the present study, we characterized homing receptors expressed by human melanoma-specific CD8(+) T cells. Our data reveal that P-selectin binding and expression of the retention integrin, very late antigen (VLA)-1, by vaccine-induced T cells correlate with longer patient survival. Furthermore, we demonstrate that CD8(+)VLA-1(+) tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) are highly enriched in melanoma metastases in diverse tissues...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011934/exogenous-il-33-restores-dendritic-cell-activation-and-maturation-in-established-cancer
#18
Donye Dominguez, Cong Ye, Zhe Geng, Siqi Chen, Jie Fan, Lei Qin, Alan Long, Long Wang, Zhuoli Zhang, Yi Zhang, Deyu Fang, Timothy M Kuzel, Bin Zhang
The role of IL-33, particularly in tumor growth and tumor immunity, remains ill-defined. We show that exogenous IL-33 can induce robust antitumor effect through a CD8(+) T cell-dependent mechanism. Systemic administration of rIL-33 alone was sufficient to inhibit growth of established tumors in transplant and de novo melanoma tumorigenesis models. Notably, in addition to a direct action on CD8(+) T cell expansion and IFN-γ production, rIL-33 therapy activated myeloid dendritic cells (mDCs) in tumor-bearing mice, restored antitumor T cell activity, and increased Ag cross-presentation within the tumor microenvironment...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003813/context-specific-and-immune-cell-dependent-antitumor-activities-of-%C3%AE-1-antitrypsin
#19
Ofer Guttman, Gabriella S Freixo-Lima, Ziv Kaner, Yotam Lior, Peleg Rider, Eli C Lewis
α1-antitrypsin (AAT), a circulating glycoprotein that rises during acute phase responses and healthy pregnancies, exhibits immunomodulatory properties in several T-cell-dependent immune pathologies. However, AAT does not directly interfere with T-cell responses; instead, it facilitates polarization of macrophages and dendritic cells towards M2-like and tolerogenic cells, respectively. AAT also allows NK cell responses against tumor cells, while attenuating DC-dependent induction of autoimmune NK cell activities...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986749/heterodimeric-il-15-treatment-enhances-tumor-infiltration-persistence-and-effector-functions-of-adoptively-transferred-tumor-specific-t-cells-in-the-absence-of-lymphodepletion
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Sinnie Sin Man Ng, Bethany A Nagy, Shawn M Jensen, Xintao Hu, Candido Alicea, Bernard A Fox, Barbara K Felber, Cristina Bergamaschi, George N Pavlakis
PURPOSE: Adoptive cell transfer (ACT) is a promising immunotherapeutic approach for cancer. Host lymphodepletion is associated with favorable ACT therapy outcomes, but it may cause detrimental effects in humans. We tested the hypothesis that IL-15 administration enhances ACT in the absence of lymphodepletion. We previously showed that bioactive IL-15 in vivo comprises a stable complex of the IL-15 chain with the IL-15 receptor alpha chain (IL-15Rα), termed heterodimeric IL-15 (hetIL-15)...
December 16, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
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