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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714780/atezolizumab-for-the-treatment-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#1
Fernando C Santini, Charles M Rudin
The immune system can restrain or promote cancer development and growth. Antibodies targeting immune checkpoints have revolutionized cancer treatment. Among the best responses have been in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) which is largely caused by chronic exposure to carcinogens; associated with high neoantigen creation and sensitization to immune recognition. Atezolizumab was the first approved antibody that targets the PD-1 ligand (PD-L1). Areas covered: This drug profile article covers the basics of the cancer-immunity cycle and reviews some aspects of innate and adaptive immunology...
July 27, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701512/imatinib-and-nilotinib-off-target-effects-on-human-nk-cells-monocytes-and-m2-macrophages
#2
Francesca Bellora, Alessandra Dondero, Maria Valeria Corrias, Beatrice Casu, Stefano Regis, Fabio Caliendo, Alessandro Moretta, Mario Cazzola, Chiara Elena, Luciana Vinti, Franco Locatelli, Cristina Bottino, Roberta Castriconi
Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) are used in the clinical management of hematological neoplasms. Moreover, in solid tumors such as stage 4 neuroblastomas (NB), imatinib showed benefits that might depend on both on-target and immunological off-target effects. We investigated the effects of imatinib and nilotinib on human NK cells, monocytes, and macrophages. High numbers of monocytes died upon exposure to TKI concentrations similar to those achieved in patients. Conversely, NK cells were highly resistant to the TKI cytotoxic effect, were properly activated by immunostimulatory cytokines, and degranulated in the presence of NB cells...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697066/viral-induced-modulation-of-multiple-checkpoint-proteins-in-cancers
#3
Gerard J Nuovo, Virginia A Folcik, Cynthia Magro
Therapy with checkpoint inhibitors represents a major advance in cancer treatment. The purpose of this study was to examine the expression patterns of the checkpoint proteins programmed death ligand 1 (PD L1), PD L2, indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase 1 (IDO1), and cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen 4 (CTLA4) in cancers including those associated with viral infections. Normal, noninflamed tissues rarely express checkpoint proteins with exceptions including the placenta and stomach. Expression of PD L1 was noted in 30%, PD L2 in 18%, IDO1 in 13%, and CTLA4 in 14% of 333 nonviral malignancies including endometrial, ovarian, lung, and breast cancers...
July 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685821/pd-1-pd-l1-inhibitors-in-haematological-malignancies-update-2017
#4
REVIEW
Tomas Jelinek, Jana Mihalyova, Michal Kascak, Juraj Duras, Roman Hajek
The introduction of PD-1/PD-L1 pathway inhibitors is an important landmark in solid oncology with unprecedented practice-changing activity in various types of solid tumours. Amongst haematological malignancies, PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors have been successful, so far, only in the treatment of classical Hodgkin lymphoma, which typically exhibits an over-expression of PD-1 ligands (PD-L1, PD-L2) due to alterations in chromosome 9p24.1. Such positive outcomes led to the FDA approval of nivolumab use in relapsed Hodgkin lymphoma in 2016 as the first haematological indication...
July 6, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679955/adoptively-transferred-v%C3%AE-9v%C3%AE-2-t-cells-show-potent-antitumor-effects-in-a-preclinical-b-cell-lymphomagenesis-model
#5
Nicholas A Zumwalde, Akshat Sharma, Xuequn Xu, Shidong Ma, Christine L Schneider, James C Romero-Masters, Amy W Hudson, Annette Gendron-Fitzpatrick, Shannon C Kenney, Jenny E Gumperz
A central issue for adoptive cellular immunotherapy is overcoming immunosuppressive signals to achieve tumor clearance. While γδ T cells are known to be potent cytolytic effectors that can kill a variety of cancers, it is not clear whether they are inhibited by suppressive ligands expressed in tumor microenvironments. Here, we have used a powerful preclinical model where EBV infection drives the de novo generation of human B cell lymphomas in vivo, and autologous T lymphocytes are held in check by PD-1/CTLA-4-mediated inhibition...
July 6, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679768/pd-1-%C3%A2-polyfunctional-t-cells-dominate-the-periphery-after-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocyte-therapy-for-cancer
#6
Marco Donia, Julie Westerlin Kjeldsen, Rikke Andersen, Marie Christine Wulff Westergaard, Valentina Bianchi, Mateusz Legut, Meriem Attaf, Barbara Szomolay, Sascha Ott, Garry Dolton, Rikke Lyngaa, Sine Reker Hadrup, Andrew K Sewell, Inge Marie Svane
Infusion of highly heterogeneous populations of autologous tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) can result in tumor regression of exceptional duration. Initial tumor regression has been associated with persistence of tumor-specific TILs one month after infusion, but mechanisms leading to long-lived memory responses are currently unknown. Here we studied the dynamics of bulk tumor-reactive CD8(+) T cell populations in patients with metastatic melanoma following treatment with TILs. <p>Experimental Design: We analyzed the function and phenotype of tumor-reactive CD8(+) T cells contained in serial blood samples of sixteen patients treated with TILs</p> <p>Results: Polyfunctional tumor-reactive CD8(+) T cells accumulated over time in the peripheral lymphocyte pool...
July 5, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679300/the-emerging-role-of-immune-checkpoint-based-approaches-in-aml-and-mds
#7
Prajwal Boddu, Hagop Kantarjian, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, James Allison, Padmanee Sharma, Naval Daver
The development of immune checkpoint inhibitors represents a major breakthrough in the field of cancer therapeutics. Pursuant to their success in melanoma and numerous solid tumor malignancies, these agents are being investigated in hematological malignancies including acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). Although AML/MDS have traditionally been considered to be less immunogenic than solid tumor malignancies, recent pre-clinical models suggest a therapeutic role for immune checkpoint inhibition in these diseases...
July 6, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667193/pd-l1-protein-expression-in-tumour-cells-and-immune-cells-in-mismatch-repair-protein-deficient-and-proficient-colorectal-cancer-the-foundation-study-using-the-sp142-antibody-and-whole-section-immunohistochemistry
#8
Tony El Jabbour, Jeffrey S Ross, Christine E Sheehan, Kajsa E Affolter, Katherine B Geiersbach, Ann Boguniewicz, Sanaz Ainechi, Mary P Bronner, David M Jones, Hwajeong Lee
AIMS: Routine application of PD-L1 immunohistochemistry (IHC) in colorectal cancer (CRC) is limited due to lack of standardized scoring criteria, antibody clones, and intratumoral staining heterogeneity. We assessed PD-L1 protein expression on full face CRC tissue sections and applied two algorithms based on the published clinical trials that support the recent FDA approval for immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICPI) therapy in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: PD-L1/CD274 IHC (Roche/Ventana, clone SP142) was performed on representative tumour blocks from 52 mismatch repair-deficient (MMR-D) and 52 MMR-proficient (MMR-P) CRCs...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667006/whole-genome-and-epigenomic-landscapes-of-etiologically-distinct-subtypes-of-cholangiocarcinoma
#9
Apinya Jusakul, Ioana Cutcutache, Chern Han Yong, Jing Quan Lim, Mi Ni Huang, Nisha Padmanabhan, Vishwa Nellore, Sarinya Kongpetch, Alvin Wei Tian Ng, Ley Moy Ng, Su Pin Choo, Swe Swe Myint, Raynoo Thanan, Sanjanaa Nagarajan, Weng Khong Lim, Cedric Chuan Young Ng, Arnoud Boot, Mo Liu, Choon Kiat Ong, Vikneswari Rajasegaran, Stefanus Lie, Alvin Soon Tiong Lim, Tse Hui Lim, Jing Tan, Jia Liang Loh, John R McPherson, Narong Khuntikeo, Vajaraphongsa Bhudhisawasdi, Puangrat Yongvanit, Sopit Wongkham, Yasushi Totoki, Hiromi Nakamura, Yasuhito Arai, Satoshi Yamasaki, Pierce K H Chow, Alexander Yaw Fui Chung, London Lucien Peng Jin Ooi, Kiat Hon Lim, Simona Dima, Dan G Duda, Irinel Popescu, Philippe Broet, Sen-Yung Hsieh, Ming-Chin Yu, Aldo Scarpa, Jiaming Lai, Di-Xian Luo, Andre Lopes Carvalho, André Luiz Vettore, Hyungjin Rhee, Young Nyun Park, Ludmil Alexandrov, Raluca Gordan, Steven G Rozen, Tatsuhiro Shibata, Chawalit Pairojkul, Bin Tean Teh, Patrick Tan
Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is a hepatobiliary malignancy exhibiting high incidence in countries with endemic liver-fluke infection. We analysed 489 CCAs from 10 countries, combining whole-genome (71 cases), targeted/exome, copy-number, gene expression, and DNA methylation information. Integrative clustering defined four CCA clusters - Fluke-Positive CCAs (Clusters 1/2) are enriched in ERBB2 amplifications and TP53 mutations, conversely Fluke-Negative CCAs (Clusters 3/4) exhibit high copy-number alterations and PD-1/PD-L2 expression, or epigenetic mutations (IDH1/2, BAP1) and FGFR/PRKA-related gene rearrangements...
June 30, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652780/overexpression-of-pd-l2-is-associated-with-shorter-relapse-free-survival-in-patients-with-malignant-salivary-gland-tumors
#10
Hyeyoon Chang, Jung Sun Kim, Yoon Ji Choi, Jae-Gu Cho, Jeong-Soo Woo, Aeree Kim, Jun Suk Kim, Eun Joo Kang
OBJECTIVES: PD-1/PD-L1 and CTLA-4 have been investigated and are thought to play an important role in tumor evasion. This study aimed to investigate expression patterns of immune-related molecules, and their clinical impacts in malignant salivary gland tumors. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed immunohistochemical staining for PD-L1, PD-L2, CTLA-4, PD-1, and CD8(+) tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes in 70 malignant salivary gland tumors. Protein expression was assessed by H-score by multiplying the staining intensity by the percentage of cells with positive staining...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644134/the-conundrum-of-the-epstein-barr-virus-associated-gastric-carcinoma-in-the-americas
#11
REVIEW
Gonzalo Carrasco-Avino, Ismael Riquelme, Oslando Padilla, Miguel Villaseca, Francisco R Aguayo, Alejandro H Corvalan
Epstein-Barr virus-associated gastric carcinoma shows a higher prevalence in the Americas than Asia. We summarize all studies of Epstein Barr virus-associated gastric carcinoma in the Americas, focusing on host characteristics, environmental associations and phylogeographic diversity of Epstein-Barr virus strains. In the Americas, the prevalence of Epstein Barr virus-associated gastric carcinoma is 11.4%, more frequent in males and portray predominantly diffuse-type histology. EBERs, EBNAs, BARTs and LMP are the highest expressed genes; their variations in healthy individuals may explain the phylogeographic diversity of Epstein-Barr virus across the region...
June 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637876/monocyte-derived-dendritic-cells-with-silenced-pd-1-ligands-and-transpresenting-interleukin-15-stimulate-strong-tumor-reactive-t-cell-expansion
#12
Johan Mj Van den Bergh, Evelien Ljm Smits, Zwi N Berneman, Tim Ja Hutten, Hans De Reu, Viggo Fi Van Tendeloo, Harry Dolstra, Eva Lion, Willemijn Hobo
Although allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT) can elicit graft-versus-tumor (GVT) immunity, patients often relapse due to residual tumor cells. As essential orchestrators of the immune system, vaccination with dendritic cells (DCs) is an appealing strategy to boost the GVT-response. Nevertheless, durable clinical responses after DC vaccination are still limited, stressing the need to improve current DC vaccines. Aiming to empower DC potency, we engineered monocyte-derived DCs to deprive them of ligands for the immune checkpoint regulated by programmed death 1 (PD-1)...
June 21, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621910/allospecific-memory-b-cell-responses-are-dependent-on-autophagy
#13
M Fribourg, J Ni, F Nina Papavasiliou, Z Yue, P S Heeger, J S Leventhal
Long-lived, donor-reactive memory B cells (Bmems) can produce alloantibodies that mediate transplant injury. Autophagy, an intrinsic mechanism of cell organelle/component recycling, is required for Bmem survival in infectious and model antigen systems, but whether autophagy affects alloreactive Bmem is unknown. We studied mice with an inducible yellow fluorescent protein (YFP) reporter expressed under the activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID) promoter active in B cells undergoing germinal center reactions...
June 16, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619999/pd-l2-expression-in-human-tumors-relevance-to-anti-pd-1-therapy-in-cancer
#14
Jennifer H Yearley, Christopher Gibson, Ni Yu, Christina Moon, Erin Murphy, Jonathan Juco, Jared Lunceford, Jonathan Cheng, Laura Q M Chow, Tanguy Y Seiwert, Masahisa Handa, Joanne E Tomassini, Terrill McClanahan
Purpose: Tumor-associated PD-L1 expression is predictive of clinical response to PD-1-directed immunotherapy. However, PD-L1-negative patients may also respond to PD-1 checkpoint blockade, suggesting that other PD-1 ligands may be relevant to the clinical activity of these therapies. The prevalence of PD-L2, the other known ligand of PD-1, and its relationship to response to anti-PD-1 therapy were evaluated.Experimental Design: PD-L2 expression was assessed in archival tumor tissue from seven indications using a novel immunohistochemical assay...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615524/interleukin-15-stimulates-natural-killer-cell-mediated-killing-of-both-human-pancreatic-cancer-and-stellate-cells
#15
Jonas R M Van Audenaerde, Jorrit De Waele, Elly Marcq, Jinthe Van Loenhout, Eva Lion, Johan M J Van den Bergh, Ralf Jesenofsky, Atsushi Masamune, Geert Roeyen, Patrick Pauwels, Filip Lardon, Marc Peeters, Evelien L J Smits
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is the 4th leading cause of cancer-related death in Western countries with a 5-year survival rate below 5%. One of the hallmarks of this cancer is the strong desmoplastic reaction within the tumor microenvironment (TME), orchestrated by activated pancreatic stellate cells (PSC). This results in a functional and mechanical shield which causes resistance to conventional therapies. Aiming to overcome this resistance by tackling the stromal shield, we assessed for the first time the capacity of IL-15 stimulated natural killer (NK) cells to kill PSC and pancreatic cancer cells (PCC)...
May 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611041/an-immunosuppressive-dendritic-cell-subset-accumulates-at-secondary-sites-and-promotes-metastasis-in-pancreatic-cancer
#16
Justin A Kenkel, William W Tseng, Matthew G Davidson, Lorna Tolentino, Okmi Choi, Nupur Bhattacharya, E Scott Seeley, Daniel Winer, Nathan E Reticker-Flynn, Edgar G Engleman
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) after complete surgical resection is often followed by distant metastatic relapse for reasons that remain unclear. In this study, we investigated how the immune response at secondary sites affects tumor spread in murine models of metastatic PDAC. Early metastases were associated with dense networks of CD11b(+)CD11c(+)MHC-II(+)CD24(+)CD64(low)F4/80(low) dendritic cells (DC), which developed from monocytes in response to tumor-released GM-CSF. These cells uniquely expressed MGL2 and PD-L2 in the metastatic microenvironment and preferentially induced the expansion of T regulatory cells (Treg) in vitro and in vivo...
June 13, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588322/a-phase-ib-study-of-pembrolizumab-plus-chemotherapy-in-patients-with-advanced-cancer-pembroplus
#17
Glen J Weiss, Jordan Waypa, Lisa Blaydorn, Jessica Coats, Kayla McGahey, Ashish Sangal, Jiaxin Niu, Cynthia A Lynch, John H Farley, Vivek Khemka
BACKGROUND: Pembrolizumab (P) is an anti-PD-1 antibody that blocks the interaction between programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) on T-cells and PD-L1 and PD-L2 on tumour cells. A phase Ib trial of P plus chemotherapy was undertaken to evaluate the safety and efficacy. METHODS: Patients with advanced, metastatic solid tumours were enrolled onto one of six treatment arms. Pembrolizumab was given: with gemcitabine (G), G+docetaxel (D), G+nab-paclitaxel (NP), G+vinorelbine (V) or irinotecan (I) until progression or toxicity, or with liposomal doxorubicin (LD) for up to 15 cycles, progression or toxicity...
June 27, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575876/hdac-inhibitors-enhance-the-immunotherapy-response-of-melanoma-cells
#18
Laurence Booth, Jane L Roberts, Andrew Poklepovic, John Kirkwood, Paul Dent
We focused on the ability of the pan-histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors AR42 and sodium valproate to alter the immunogenicity of melanoma cells. Treatment of melanoma cells with HDAC inhibitors rapidly reduced the expression of multiple HDAC proteins as well as the levels of PD-L1, PD-L2 and ODC, and increased expression of MHCA. In a cell-specific fashion, melanoma isolates released the immunogenic protein HMGB1 into the extracellular environment. Very similar data were obtained in ovarian and H&NSCC PDX isolates, and in established tumor cell lines from the lung and kidney...
May 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570665/pd-l1-pd-l2-expressing-b-1-cells-inhibit-alloreactive-t-cells-in-mice
#19
Takayuki Hirose, Yuka Tanaka, Asuka Tanaka, Hiroshi Sakai, Yu Sasaki, Nobuo Shinohara, Hideki Ohdan
B cells constitute a complex system of antigen-presenting cells (APCs) and exist as distinct subsets that differ in their lineage affiliation, surface molecule expression, and biological function, thus potentially regulating the immune response. In this study, we investigated the immune-regulatory roles of murine B cell subsets as regulatory APCs targeting alloreactive T cells. Either splenic B cells, peritoneal cavity (PerC) B cells, or non-B cells from Balb/c mice were intravenously injected into B6 mice...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561677/immunotherapy-for-esophageal-and-gastric-cancer
#20
Ronan J Kelly
PD-L1 upregulation occurs in approximately 40% of gastroesophageal cancers. However, unlike other solid tumors, there is minimal PD-L1 expressed on the cancer cells; rather, expression occurs predominantly on infiltrating myeloid cells. Preliminary clinical data involving single-agent PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors in metastatic gastroesophageal cancer have reported response rates of 22%-27% for patients with PD-L1(+) tumors and 10%-17% for unselected patients. The phase III ONO-4538-12 (ATTRACTION 2) trial has demonstrated an improved overall survival for nivolumab compared with placebo for patients with heavily pretreated gastric cancer...
2017: American Society of Clinical Oncology Educational Book
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