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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239916/early-experience-with-clinimacs-prodigy-ccs-ifn-gamma-system-in-selection-of-virus-specific-t-cells-from-third-party-donors-for-pediatric-patients-with-severe-viral-infections-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Krisztián Kállay, Csaba Kassa, Marienn Réti, Éva Karászi, János Sinkó, Vera Goda, Anita Stréhn, Katalin Csordás, Orsolya Horváth, Attila Szederjesi, Szabolcs Tasnády, Apor Hardi, Gergely Kriván
Viral reactivation is a frequent complication of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation especially in children. For refractory cases, rapid virus-specific T-cell therapy would be ideally implemented within a few days. Over the course of a year in our pediatric cohort of 43 allogeneic transplantation, 9 patients fulfilled criteria for virus-specific T-cell therapy. Viral infections were due to cytomegalovirus (CMV) in 3, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) in 2, and adenovirus (AdV) in 1 case, whereas >1 virus was detected in 3 cases...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239076/allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-is-associated-with-cure-and-durable-remission-of-late-onset-primary-isolated-central-nervous-system-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis
#2
Sajad Khazal, Veronika Polishchuk, Gary Soffer, Samantha Prinzing, Jonathan Gill, Kris M Mahadeo
Primary isolated CNS presentation of HLH is exceedingly rare and typically associated with significant morbidity and mortality. We describe an adolescent patient with late-onset, primary isolated CNS HLH and a compound heterozygous PRF1 mutation (c50delT (p.L17 fs); c.1229G>C (p.R410P)), not previously reported with this phenotype. He was successfully treated with allogeneic HSCT following a reduced-intensity conditioning regimen, despite a high pre-HSCT comorbidity index. Two years after transplant, he is alive and in disease remission...
December 13, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238763/modalities-to-enumerate-circulating-tumor-cells-in-the-bloodstream-for-cancer-prognosis-and-to-monitor-the-response-to-the-therapy
#3
G Romano
Certain malignant cells may detach from the primary tumor and enter the vascular system, forming so-called circulating tumor cells (CTCs). Clusters of malignant cells associated with other cell types can also be observed in the peripheral blood of oncological patients. Such cell clusters are termed circulating tumor microemboli (CTM). The isolation and quantification of CTCs and/or CTM from blood samples allow for an accurate prognosis of the clinical course of the disease and to monitor the response to therapy...
September 2017: Drugs of Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238019/-inflammation-and-osteoclasts
#4
Kazuhiro Yokota
  Osteoclasts are differentiated from precursors of the monocyte/macrophage lineage originated from bone marrow hematopoietic stem cells and are the sole bone-resorbing cells in the body. Osteoclast differentiation is thought to require M-CSF (macrophage colony-stimulating factor) and RANKL (receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa-B ligand) signaling. However, it has recently been proposed that under chronic inflammatory conditions, such as systemic autoimmune diseases (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis), an increase in inflammatory cytokine levels within joints induces pathological osteoclast differentiation, causing excessive bone resorption...
2017: Nihon Rinshō Men'eki Gakkai Kaishi, Japanese Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238018/-regulation-of-bone-by-il-17-producing-t-cells
#5
Kazuo Okamoto
  Bone is a component of the skeletal-locomotor system but also functions as an immunological organ that harbors hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells. Since the immune and skeletal systems are closely related through a number of shared regulatory molecules including cytokines and receptors, bone can be affected in various immune disorders. Rheumatoid arthritis is a typical disease in which the immune system affects the bone metabolism. The enhanced activity of osteoclasts by the activation of Th17 cells causes the joint destruction in rheumatoid arthritis...
2017: Nihon Rinshō Men'eki Gakkai Kaishi, Japanese Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238016/-imaging-of-bone-and-joint-destruction
#6
Junichi Kikuta, Masaru Ishii
  Osteoclasts are bone-resorbing giant polykaryons that differentiate from mononuclear macrophage/monocyte-lineage hematopoietic precursors. We have originally established an advanced imaging system for visualizing in vivo behavior of osteoclasts and their precursors with intravital two-photon microscopy. By means of the system, we found that sphingosine-1-phosphate, a lipid mediator enriched in blood, controlled the migratory behavior of osteoclast precursors. We also developed pH-sensing chemical fluorescent probes to detect localized acidification by bone-resorbing osteoclasts on the bone surface in vivo, and identified two distinct functional states of differentiated osteoclasts, 'bone-resorptive' and 'non-resorptive'...
2017: Nihon Rinshō Men'eki Gakkai Kaishi, Japanese Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237257/iron-homeostasis-controls-myeloid-blood-cell-differentiation-in-drosophila
#7
Sunggyu Yoon, Bumsik Cho, Mingyu Shin, Ferdinand Koranteng, Nuri Cha, Jiwon Shim
Iron is an essential divalent ion for aerobic life. Life has evolved to maintain iron homeostasis for normal cellular and physiological functions and therefore imbalances in iron levels exert a wide range of consequences. Responses to iron dysregulation in blood development, however, remain elusive. Here, we found that iron homeostasis is critical for differentiation of Drosophila blood cells in the larval hematopoietic organ, called the lymph gland. Supplementation of an iron chelator, bathophenanthroline disulfate (BPS) results in an excessive differentiation of the crystal cell in the lymph gland...
December 14, 2017: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236132/brentuximab-vedotin-maintenance-following-chemotherapy-without-irradiation-for-primary-intracranial-embryonal-carcinoma-in-down-syndrome
#8
Mohammad H Abu Arja, Suzanne E Conley, Violeta Salceda, Fahd Al-Sufiani, Daniel R Boué, Jonathan L Finlay
BACKGROUND: Germ cell tumors (GCT) are the most common central nervous system (CNS) tumors in individuals with Down syndrome. Patients with Down syndrome treated with CNS irradiation are at increased risk of developing cerebrovascular complications such as moyamoya disease. Embryonal carcinoma components are recognized to be more resistant to conventional chemotherapy and radiotherapy and confer a very poor prognosis. CD30 is a member of the tumor necrosis factor-receptor superfamily...
December 13, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235178/the-gp130-cytokine-il-11-regulates-engraftment-of-vav1-hematopoietic-stem-and-progenitor-cells-in-lethally-irradiated-recipients
#9
Serena De Vita, Yanhua Li, Chad E Harris, Meaghan K McGuinness, Clement Ma, David A Williams
During bone marrow transplantation (BMT), hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) respond to signals from the hematopoietic microenvironment (HM) by coordinately activating molecular pathways through Rho GTPases, including Rac. We have previously shown that deletion of Vav1, a hematopoietic-specific activator of Rac, compromises engraftment of transplanted adult HSPCs without affecting steady-state hematopoiesis in adult animals. Here, we show that Vav1-/- fetal HSPCs can appropriately seed hematopoietic tissues during ontogeny but cannot engraft into lethally irradiated recipients...
December 13, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232940/no-benefit-of-hypomethylating-agents-compared-to-supportive-care-for-higher-risk-myelodysplastic-syndrome
#10
Sang Kyun Sohn, Joon Ho Moon, In Hee Lee, Jae Sook Ahn, Hyeoung Joon Kim, Joo Seop Chung, Ho Jin Shin, Sung Woo Park, Won Sik Lee, Sang Min Lee, Hawk Kim, Ho Sup Lee, Yang Soo Kim, Yoon Young Cho, Sung Hwa Bae, Ji Hyun Lee, Sung Hyun Kim, Ik Chan Song, Ji Hyun Kwon, Yoo Jin Lee
Background/Aims: This study evaluated the role of hypomethylating agents (HMA) compared to best supportive care (BSC) for patients with high or very-high (H/VH) risk myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) according to the Revised International Prognostic Scoring System. Methods: A total of 279 H/VH risk MDS patients registered in the Korean MDS Working Party database were retrospectively analyzed. Results: HMA therapy was administered to 205 patients (73...
December 15, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232383/low-doses-of-oxygen-ion-irradiation-cause-long-term-damage-to-bone-marrow-hematopoietic-progenitor-and-stem-cells-in-mice
#11
Yingying Wang, Jianhui Chang, Xin Li, Rupak Pathak, Vijayalakshmi Sridharan, Tamako Jones, Xiao Wen Mao, Gregory Nelson, Marjan Boerma, Martin Hauer-Jensen, Daohong Zhou, Lijian Shao
During deep space missions, astronauts will be exposed to low doses of charged particle irradiation. The long-term health effects of these exposures are largely unknown. We previously showed that low doses of oxygen ion (16O) irradiation induced acute damage to the hematopoietic system, including hematopoietic progenitor and stem cells in a mouse model. However, the chronic effects of low dose 16O irradiation remain undefined. In the current study, we investigated the long-term effects of low dose 16O irradiation on the mouse hematopoietic system...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232178/rapid-decrease-in-krt14-and-tp53-mrna-expression-in-the-buccal-mucosa-of-patients-receiving-total-body-irradiation-for-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation
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J Chmara, J W L Browning, H Atkins, M Sabloff, B C McKay
The only curative treatment option for relapsed patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is allogeneic stem cell transplantation. Depletion of hematopoietic stem cells and leukemic blast cells is achieved through the systemic administration of DNA damaging agents, including total-body irradiation (TBI) prior to transplantation. Since other tissues are radiosensitive, the identification of biomarkers could facilitate the management of additional toxicities. Buccal keratinocytes are readily accessible and could provide a source of cells for RNA analysis...
December 12, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230885/intercellular-transfer-of-microvesicles-from-young-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-rejuvenates-aged-murine-hematopoietic-stem-cells
#13
Rohan Kulkarni, Manmohan Bajaj, Suprita Ghode, Sapana Jalnapurkar, Lalita Limaye, Vaijayanti Kale
Donor age is one of the major concerns in Bone Marrow Transplantation, as the aged hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) fail to engraft efficiently. Here, using murine system we show that a brief interaction of aged HSCs with young mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) rejuvenates them and restores their functionality via inter-cellular transfer of microvesicles (MVs) containing autophagy-related mRNAs. Importantly, we show that MSCs gain activated AKT signaling as a function of aging. Activated AKT reduces the levels of autophagy-related mRNAs in their MVs, and partitions miR-17 and miR-34a into their exosomes, which upon transfer into HSCs down-regulate their autophagy-inducing mRNAs...
December 12, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230065/the-toll-like-receptor-2-6-agonist-fsl-1-lipopeptide-therapeutically-mitigates-acute-radiation-syndrome
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Cathryn J Kurkjian, Hao Guo, Nathan D Montgomery, Ning Cheng, Hong Yuan, Joseph R Merrill, Gregory D Sempowski, W June Brickey, Jenny P-Y Ting
Risks of radiation exposure from nuclear incidents and cancer radiotherapy are undeniable realities. These dangers urgently compel the development of agents for ameliorating radiation-induced injuries. Biologic pathways mediated by myeloid differentiation primary response gene 88 (MyD88), the common adaptor for toll-like receptor (TLR) and Interleukin-1 receptor signaling, are critical for radioprotection. Treating with agonists prior to radiation enhances survival by activating TLR signaling, whereas radiomitigating TLR-activating therapeutics given after exposure are less defined...
December 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226242/intracerebroventricular-delivery-of-hematopoietic-progenitors-results-in-rapid-and-robust-engraftment-of-microglia-like-cells
#15
Alessia Capotondo, Rita Milazzo, Jose M Garcia-Manteiga, Eleonora Cavalca, Annita Montepeloso, Brian S Garrison, Marco Peviani, Derrick J Rossi, Alessandra Biffi
Recent evidence indicates that hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) can serve as vehicles for therapeutic molecular delivery to the brain by contributing to the turnover of resident myeloid cell populations. However, such engraftment needs to be fast and efficient to exert its therapeutic potential for diseases affecting the central nervous system. Moreover, the nature of the cells reconstituted after transplantation and whether they could comprise bona fide microglia remain to be assessed. We demonstrate that transplantation of HSPCs in the cerebral lateral ventricles provides rapid engraftment of morphologically, antigenically, and transcriptionally dependable microglia-like cells...
December 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222239/aging-hematopoiesis-and-the-myelodysplastic-syndromes
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REVIEW
Stephen S Chung, Christopher Y Park
The aging hematopoietic system undergoes numerous changes, including reduced production of red blood cells and lymphocytes as well as a relative increase in the production of myeloid cells. Emerging evidence indicates that many of these changes are due to selection pressures from cell-intrinsic and cell-extrinsic factors that result in clonal shifts in the hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) pool, resulting in predominant HSC clones that exhibit the functional characteristics associated with HSC aging. Given the recent descriptions of clonal hematopoiesis in aged populations, the increased risk of developing hematologic malignancies in individuals with clonal hematopoiesis, and the many similarities in hematopoietic aging and acquired bone marrow failure (BMF) syndromes, such as myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), this raises significant questions regarding the relationship between aging hematopoiesis and MDS, including the factors that regulate HSC aging, whether clonal hematopoiesis is required for the development of MDS, and even whether BMF is an inevitable consequence of aging...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220122/expression-profile-analysis-of-long-noncoding-rna-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-by-microarray-and-bioinformatics
#17
Yuandong Feng, Ying Shen, Hongli Chen, Xiaman Wang, Ru Zhang, Yue Peng, Xiaoru Lei, Tian Liu, Jing Liu, Liufang Gu, Fangxia Wang, Yun Yang, Ju Bai, Jianli Wang, Wanhong Zhao, Aili He
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are transcripts longer than 200 nucleotides, which are involved in tumorigenesis and play a key role in cancer progression. To determine whether lncRNAs are involved in acute myeloid leukemia (AML), we analyzed the expression profile of lncRNAs and mRNAs in AML. 5 pairs of AML patients and iron deficiency anemia (IDA) controls were screened by microarray. Through co-expression analysis, differently expressed transcripts were done into modules, and lncRNAs got the functional annotations...
December 8, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218601/regulation-of-myelopoiesis-by-proinflammatory-cytokines-in-infectious-diseases
#18
REVIEW
Yukino Chiba, Izuru Mizoguchi, Hideaki Hasegawa, Mio Ohashi, Naoko Orii, Taro Nagai, Miyaka Sugahara, Yasunori Miyamoto, Mingli Xu, Toshiyuki Owaki, Takayuki Yoshimoto
Hematopoiesis is hierarchically orchestrated by a very small population of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) that reside in the bone-marrow niche and are tightly regulated to maintain homeostatic blood production. HSCs are predominantly quiescent, but they enter the cell cycle in response to inflammatory signals evoked by severe systemic infection or injury. Thus, hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) can be activated by pathogen recognition receptors and proinflammatory cytokines to induce emergency myelopoiesis during infection...
December 7, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213274/natural-killer-cells-in-antifungal-immunity
#19
REVIEW
Stanislaw Schmidt, Lars Tramsen, Thomas Lehrnbecher
Invasive fungal infections are still an important cause of morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised patients such as patients suffering from hematological malignancies or patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantion. In addition, other populations such as human immunodeficiency virus-patients are at higher risk for invasive fungal infection. Despite the availability of new antifungal compounds and better supportive care measures, the fatality rate of invasive fungal infection remained unacceptably high...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212904/dendritic-cell-ripk1-maintains-immune-homeostasis-by-preventing-inflammation-and-autoimmunity
#20
Joanne A O'Donnell, Jesse Lehman, Justine E Roderick, Dalia Martinez-Marin, Matija Zelic, Ciara Doran, Nicole Hermance, Stephen Lyle, Manolis Pasparakis, Katherine A Fitzgerald, Ann Marshak-Rothstein, Michelle A Kelliher
Necroptosis is a form of cell death associated with inflammation; however, the biological consequences of chronic necroptosis are unknown. Necroptosis is mediated by RIPK1, RIPK3, and MLKL kinases but in hematopoietic cells RIPK1 has anti-inflammatory roles and functions to prevent necroptosis. Here we interrogate the consequences of chronic necroptosis on immune homeostasis by deleting Ripk1 in mouse dendritic cells. We demonstrate that deregulated necroptosis results in systemic inflammation, tissue fibrosis, and autoimmunity...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
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