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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429069/mupexi-prediction-of-neo-epitopes-from-tumor-sequencing-data
#1
Anne-Mette Bjerregaard, Morten Nielsen, Sine Reker Hadrup, Zoltan Szallasi, Aron Charles Eklund
Personalization of immunotherapies such as cancer vaccines and adoptive T cell therapy depends on identification of patient-specific neo-epitopes that can be specifically targeted. MuPeXI, the mutant peptide extractor and informer, is a program to identify tumor-specific peptides and assess their potential to be neo-epitopes. The program input is a file with somatic mutation calls, a list of HLA types, and optionally a gene expression profile. The output is a table with all tumor-specific peptides derived from nucleotide substitutions, insertions, and deletions, along with comprehensive annotation, including HLA binding and similarity to normal peptides...
April 20, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428785/interferon-gamma-induces-changes-in-natural-killer-nk-cell-ligand-expression-and-alters-nk-cell-mediated-lysis-of-pediatric-cancer-cell-lines
#2
Arianexys Aquino-López, Vladimir V Senyukov, Zlatko Vlasic, Eugenie S Kleinerman, Dean A Lee
Natural killer (NK) cells have therapeutic potential for cancer due to their capacity for targeting tumor cells without prior sensitization. Our laboratory has developed an NK cell expansion protocol that generates large quantities of NK cells for therapeutic infusion that secret 20 times the amount of interferon gamma (IFNγ) than resting NK cells. IFNγ can upregulate major histocompatibility complex (MHC)-class I, an inhibitory ligand for NK cells, but can also upregulate intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM-1) which promotes NK:target cell interaction for an efficient lysis...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428275/epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-contributes-to-immunosuppression-in-breast-carcinomas
#3
Anushka Dongre, Mohammad Rashidian, Ferenc Reinhardt, Aaron Bagnato, Zuzana Keckesova, Hidde L Ploegh, Robert A Weinberg
The Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a cell-biological program that confers mesenchymal traits on carcinoma cells and drives their metastatic dissemination. It is, unclear, however, whether activation of EMT in carcinoma cells can change their susceptibility to immune attack. We demonstrate here that mammary tumor cells arising from more epithelial carcinoma cell lines expressed high levels of MHC-I, low levels of PD-L1 and contained within their stroma CD8+ T cells and M1 (anti-tumor) macrophages...
April 20, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410529/ifn%C3%AE-enhances-cytotoxic-efficiency-of-the-cytotoxic-t-lymphocytes-against-human-glioma-cells
#4
Shengwen Shao, Eric Risch, Danielle Burner, Lingeng Lu, Boris Minev, Wenxue Ma
Cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) are a key player in cancer immunotherapies, and MHC class I molecules on the cell surface are crucial for cellular recognition. However, the aberrant expression of MHC class I molecules is frequently found in various malignancies. IFNγ has dual functions in cancer progression, and its effect on tumor immunity is controversial. To investigate whether IFNγ can enhance cytotoxic efficiency of the tumor antigen-specific CTLs, we generated the CTLs using modified human dendritic cells as antigen presenting cells, then studied the activities of CTLs on human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-A2 positive glioma cells treated with, or without IFNγ...
April 11, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403532/temozolomide-increases-mhc-i-expression-via-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-in-glioma-stem-cells
#5
Dongyong Zhang, Bo Qiu, Yunjie Wang, Yanlei Guan, Luyang Zhang, Anhua Wu
Gliomas are the most common and primary tumors of the central nervous system in adults. Temozolomide (TMZ) is the main drug used to treat glioma, however, prognosis remains poor for most patients. Glioma stem cells (GSCs) are thought to enable glioma initiation and evasion from immune surveillance; their immunogenicity can be determined by expression of major histocompatibility complex (MHC)-I. The present study investigated the effect of TMZ on MHC-I expression in GSCs. Glioma spheres were cultured in serum-free medium containing epidermal growth factor, basic fibroblast growth factor, and B27; MHC-I expression was detected by immunocytochemistry, quantitative real-time PCR, and flow cytometry...
April 12, 2017: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399128/creation-of-an-immunodeficient-hla-transgenic-mouse-humamice-and-functional-validation-of-human-immunity-after-transfer-of-hla-matched-human-cells
#6
Yang Zeng, Bingrun Liu, Marie-Thérèse Rubio, Xinyue Wang, David M Ojcius, Ruoping Tang, Antoine Durrbach, Zhitao Ru, Yusen Zhou, Yu-Chun Lone
Research on human immunology has been hindered by the lack of optimal small animal models, given that the protective immune responses of human and non-human species show significant differences. However, due to ethical constraints[1] and the high cost of clinical trials, it is urgent to improve the current animal models that can mimic faithfully human physiology, particularly the human immune system (HIS). HIS mice had been generated recently by engrafting human hematopoietic stem cells (hHSCs) or human peripheral mononuclear cells (hPBMCs) into highly immuno-deficient mice such as NSG, NOG or NRG mice...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393253/recombinant-adenovirus-of-sea-and-cd80-genes-driven-by-mmre-and-mouse-tert-promoter-induce-effective-antitumor-immune-responses-against-different-types-of-tumor-cells-in%C3%A2-vitro-and-in%C3%A2-vivo
#7
Shao-Yan Si, Jun-Li Liu, Jun-Lian Liu, Bing-Xin Xu, Jian-Zhong Li, Ya-Ya Qin, Shu-Jun Song
Staphylococcus enterotoxin A (SEA) is a powerful immunostimulant and can stimulate T cells bearing certain T-cell receptor β-chain variable regions when bound to major histocompatibility complex II molecules. SEA is widely used in research of antitumor therapy. The low affinity T-cell receptor (TCR) interaction with SEA in the absence of MHC class II antigens is sufficient for the induction of cytotoxicity but requires additional CD28/B7 signaling to result in proliferation of resting T cells. In this study, we constructed recombinant adenovirus (named as Ad-MMRE-mTERT-BIS) carrying membrane-expressing SEA (named as SEAtm) and CD80 driven by Myc-Max response elements (MMRE) and mouse telomerase reverse transcriptase (mTERT) promoter to reduce toxicity and to improve safety and efficiency...
April 6, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388966/vaccination-with-poly-ic-lc-and-peptide-pulsed-autologous-dendritic-cells-in-patients-with-pancreatic-cancer
#8
Shikhar Mehrotra, Carolyn D Britten, Steve Chin, Elizabeth Garrett-Mayer, Colleen A Cloud, Mingli Li, Gina Scurti, Mohamed L Salem, Michelle H Nelson, Melanie B Thomas, Chrystal M Paulos, Andres M Salazar, Michael I Nishimura, Mark P Rubinstein, Zihai Li, David J Cole
BACKGROUND: Dendritic cells (DCs) enhance the quality of anti-tumor immune response in patients with cancer. Thus, we posit that DC-based immunotherapy, in conjunction with toll-like receptor (TLR)-3 agonist poly-ICLC, is a promising approach for harnessing immunity against metastatic or locally advanced unresectable pancreatic cancer (PC). METHODS: We generated autologous DCs from the peripheral blood of HLA-A2(+) patients with PC. DCs were pulsed with three distinct A2-restricted peptides: 1) human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT, TERT572Y), 2) carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA; Cap1-6D), and 3) survivin (SRV...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381106/atypical-cytologic-presentation-of-a-histiocytic-sarcoma-in-a-cavalier-king-charles-spaniel-dog
#9
Lorelei L Clarke, Lisa S Kelly, Bridget Garner, Cathy A Brown
A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dog was presented because of a 10-d history of progressive vomiting, inappetence, and lethargy, with mild neurologic signs. Fine-needle aspirates of splenic nodules seen on ultrasound were suggestive of a carcinoma. On autopsy, a disseminated neoplasm was present in the lung, spleen, and adrenal glands. Additionally, there was a Chiari-like malformation of the skull with corresponding syringomyelia of the cranial spinal cord. Histologically, the neoplasm was comprised of a pleomorphic population of round cells with a high mitotic rate...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379283/blinatumomab-blincyto%C3%A2-lessons-learned-from-the-bispecific-t-cell-engager-bite%C3%A2-in-acute-lymphocytic-leukemia-all
#10
Greg Friberg, David Reese
BiTE® antibody constructs are single-chain bispecific antibodies with specificity for CD3 on the T cell and a selected surface antigen on a tumor cell. When infused into patients, they are capable of eliciting a polyclonal T cell response that is unrestricted by T cell receptor specificity, presence of MHC class, or additional T cell co-stimuli. The most clinically advanced is the CD19/CD3 construct blinatumomab (Blincyto®), which is approved in the US and EU for relapsed and refractory Philadelphia negative B-cell precursor ALL...
March 31, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365155/a-soluble-recombinant-form-of-human-leucocyte-antigen-g-6-srhla-g6
#11
Flávia Porto Pelá, Joane Kathelen Rustiguel, Lilian Cataldi Rodrigues, Jacqueline Nakau Mendonça, Camillo Del Cistia Andrade, Norberto Peporine Lopes, José Cesar Rosa, Maria Cristina Nonato, Benoit Favier, Eduardo Antônio Donadi, Marcelo Dias-Baruffi
Human Leucocyte Antigen-G (HLA-G) is a non classical major histocompatibility complex (MHC) molecule that through RNA splicing can encode seven isoforms which are membrane bound (-G1, -G2, -G3 and -G4) and soluble (-G5, -G6 and -G7). HLA-G is described as important immune suppressor endogenous molecule to favor maternal-fetal tolerance, transplant survival and tumor immune scape. HLA-G shows low protein variability and a unique structural complexity that is related with the expression of different isoforms followed by biochemical processes, such as, proteolytic cleavage, molecular interactions, and protein ubiquitination...
March 29, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363997/development-of-a-t-cell-receptor-mimic-antibody-against-wild-type-p53-for-cancer-immunotherapy
#12
Demin Li, Carol Bentley, Amanda Anderson, Sarah Wiblin, Kirstie L S Cleary, Sofia Koustoulidou, Tasneem Hassanali, Jenna Yates, Jenny Greig, Marloes Olde Nordkamp, Iva Trenevska, Nicola Ternette, Benedikt M Kessler, Bart Cornelissen, Mark S Cragg, Alison H Banham
The tumor suppressor p53 is widely dysregulated in cancer and represents an attractive target for immunotherapy. Due to its intracellular localization, p53 is inaccessible to classical therapeutic monoclonal antibodies, an increasingly successful class of anti-cancer drugs. However, peptides derived from intracellular antigens are presented on the cell surface in the context of major histocompatibility class I (MHC I), and can be bound by T cell receptors (TCRs). Here, we report the development of a novel antibody, T1-116C, that acts as a TCR mimic to recognize an HLA-A*0201-presented wild-type p53 T cell epitope, p5365-73(RMPEAAPPV)...
March 31, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358370/the-role-of-autophagy-in-asparaginase-induced-immune-suppression-of-macrophages
#13
Ping Song, Ziyu Wang, Xuyao Zhang, Jiajun Fan, Yubin Li, Qicheng Chen, Shaofei Wang, Peipei Liu, Jingyun Luan, Li Ye, Dianwen Ju
Erwinia asparaginase, a bacteria-derived enzyme drug, has been used in the treatment of various cancers, especially acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). One of the most significant side effects associated with asparaginase administration is immune suppression, which limits its application in clinic. Macrophages are phagocytic immune cells and have a central role in inflammation and host defense. We reported here that asparaginase disturbed the function of macrophages including phagocytosis, proliferation, ROS and nitric oxide secretion, interleukin 6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α) secretion, and major histocompatibility complex II (MHC-II) molecule expression, thus induced immune suppression in interferon-γ and lipopolysaccharide-stimulated macrophages...
March 30, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357074/traf6-regulates-the-effects-of-polarized-maturation-of-tolerability-marrow-derived-dendritic-cells-on-collagen-induced-arthritis-in-mice
#14
Chenchen Zhuang, Xuezhi Hong, Jia Liu, Xiaohong Luo, Hanyou Mo
The study aimed to investigate the relationship between tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 6 (TRAF6) and a differentially mature dendritic cell (mDC) in collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) mice and to determine whether or not TRAF6 regulates the activation of an immature dendritic cell (iDC) and inhibits iDC maturation to induce immune tolerance. The mouse bone marrow stem cells were induced with recombinant granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (rmGM-CSF) and recombinant interleukin-4 (rmIL-4) to differentiate immature dendritic cells (DCs), which were divided into four groups with different maturation states: rmGM-CSF, rmIL-4; TNF-α; LPS; and FK506 group...
February 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356330/cancer-immunotherapy-whence-and-whither
#15
Peter J Stambrook, John Maher, Farzin Farzaneh
The current concepts and practice of cancer immunotherapy evolved from classical experiments that distinguished "self" from "non-self" and the finding that humoral immunity is complemented by cellular immunity. Elucidation of the biology underlying immune checkpoints and interactions between ligands and ligand receptors that govern the immune system's ability to recognize tumor cells as foreign has led to the emergence of new strategies that mobilize the immune system to reverse this apparent tolerance. Some of these approaches have led to new therapies such as the use of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) to interfere with the immune checkpoint...
March 29, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348977/taming-tumor-glycolysis-and-potential-implications-for-immunotherapy
#16
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Shanmugasundaram Ganapathy-Kanniappan
Immune evasion and deregulation of energy metabolism play a pivotal role in cancer progression. Besides the coincidence in their historical documentation and concurrent recognition as hallmarks of cancer, both immune evasion and metabolic deregulation may be functionally linked as well. For example, the metabolic phenotype, particularly tumor glycolysis (aerobic glycolysis), impacts the tumor microenvironment (TME), which in turn acts as a major barrier for successful targeting of cancer by antitumor immune cells and other therapeutics...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344889/loss-of-tapasin-in-human-lung-and-colon-cancer-cells-and-escape-from-tumor-associated-antigen-specific-ctl-recognition
#17
Yosuke Shionoya, Takayuki Kanaseki, Sho Miyamoto, Serina Tokita, Ayumi Hongo, Yasuhiro Kikuchi, Vitaly Kochin, Kazue Watanabe, Ryota Horibe, Hiroshi Saijo, Tomohide Tsukahara, Yoshihiko Hirohashi, Hiroki Takahashi, Noriyuki Sato, Toshihiko Torigoe
Cytotoxic T-lymphocytes (CTLs) lyse target cells after recognizing the complexes of peptides and MHC class I molecules (pMHC I) on cell surfaces. Tapasin is an essential component of the peptide-loading complex (PLC) and its absence influences the surface repertoire of MHC class I peptides. In the present study, we assessed tapasin expression in 85 primary tumor lesions of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients, demonstrating that tapasin expression positively correlated with patient survival. CD8(+) T-cell infiltration of tumor lesions was synergistically observed with tapasin expression and correlated positively with survival...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344864/an-immunogenic-wt1-derived-peptide-that-induces-t-cell-response-in-the-context-of-hla-a-02-01-and-hla-a-24-02-molecules
#18
Tao Dao, Tatyana Korontsvit, Victoria Zakhaleva, Casey Jarvis, Patrizia Mondello, Claire Oh, David A Scheinberg
The Wilms' tumor oncogene protein (WT1) is a highly validated tumor antigen for immunotherapy. WT1-targeted immunotherapy has been extensively explored in multiple human trials in various cancers. However, clinical investigations using WT1 epitopes have generally focused on two peptides, HLA-restricted to HLA-A*02:01 or HLA-A*24:02. The goal of this study was to identify new epitopes derived from WT1, to expand the potential use of WT1 as a target of immunotherapy. Using computer-based MHC-binding algorithms and in vitro validation of the T cell responses specific for the identified peptides, we found that a recently identified HLA-A*24:02-binding epitope (239-247), NQMNLGATL (NQM), was also a strong CD8(+) T cell epitope for HLA-A*02:01 molecule...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341563/avoidance-of-on-target-off-tumor-activation-using-a-co-stimulation-only-chimeric-antigen-receptor
#19
Jonathan Fisher, Pierre Abramowski, Nisansala Dilrukshi Wisidagamage Don, Barry Flutter, Anna Capsomidis, Gordon Weng-Kit Cheung, Kenth Gustafsson, John Anderson
Chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) combine T cell activation with antibody-mediated tumor antigen specificity, bypassing the need for T cell receptor (TCR) ligation. A limitation of CAR technology is on-target off-tumor toxicity caused by target antigen expression on normal cells. Using GD2 as a model cancer antigen, we hypothesized that this could be minimized by using T cells expressing Vγ9Vδ2 TCR, which recognizes transformed cells in a major histocompatibility complex (MHC)-unrestricted manner, in combination with a co-stimulatory CAR that would function independently of the TCR...
March 21, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341226/lung-adenocarcinoma-and-squamous-cell-carcinoma-gene-expression-subtypes-demonstrate-significant-differences-in-tumor-immune-landscape
#20
Hawazin Faruki, Gregory M Mayhew, Jonathan S Serody, D Neil Hayes, Charles M Perou, Myla Lai-Goldman
INTRODUCTION: Molecular subtyping of lung Adenocarcinoma (AD) and lung Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SQ) reveal biologically diverse tumors that vary in their genomic and clinical attributes. METHODS: Using published immune cell signatures and several Lung AD and SQ gene expression datasets including The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), immune response in relation to AD and SQ expression subtypes was examined. Expression of immune cell populations and other immune related genes including CD274 (PD-L1) was investigated in the tumor microenvironment relative to the expression subtypes of AD (Terminal Respiratory Unit (TRU), Proximal Proliferative (PP), and Proximal Inflammatory (PI)) and SQ subtypes (Primitive, Classical, Secretory, Basal)...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
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