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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915625/long-term-cigarette-smoke-exposure-inhibits-histone-deacetylase-2-expression-and-enhances-the-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation-in-skeletal-muscle-of-mice
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Dongmei Huang, Zhiying Ma, Yili He, Ying Xiao, Honglin Luo, Qiuli Liang, Xiaoning Zhong, Jing Bai, Zhiyi He
Long-term cigarette smoke induces lung inflammatory injury and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), associated with skeletal muscle inflammation. This study aimed at investigating how cigarette smoke promotes skeletal muscle inflammation and its molecular pathogenesis. Mice were exposed to air or cigarette smoke for 12 or 24 weeks, and C2C12 cells were stimulated with cigarette smoke extract (CSE). The mass and function, myotube formation, inflammatory cytokine production, histone deacetylase 2 (HDAC2) and nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) p65 expression were detected in the gastrocnemius muscles of mice and C2C12 cells...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906466/therapeutic-effect-of-exogenous-truncated-ik-protein-in-inflammatory-arthritis
#2
Seulgi Choi, HyeLim Park, SeoYeon Jung, Eun-Kyung Kim, Mi-La Cho, Jun-Ki Min, Su-Jin Moon, Sang-Myeong Lee, Jang-Hee Cho, Dong-Hee Lee, Jae-Hwan Nam
Inhibitor K562 (IK) protein was first isolated from the culture medium of K562, a leukemia cell line. It is known to be an inhibitory regulator of interferon-γ-induced major histocompatibility complex class (MHC) II expression. Previously, we found that transgenic (Tg) mice constitutively expressing truncated IK (tIK) showed reduced numbers of pathogenic Th1 and Th17 cells, which are known to be involved in the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Here, we investigated whether exogenous tIK protein has a therapeutic effect in arthritis in disease models and analyzed its mechanism...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903397/dlgr2-knockdown-boosts-dendritic-cell-activity-and-inhibits-hepatocellular-carcinoma-tumor-in-situ-growth
#3
Zhen Lu, Yun-Hong Xia, Min Zhao, Bing Zhang, Wen-Ting Dai, Lu Ding, Li-Xia Hu, Jin-Ling Bi, Guo-Lin Jiang
Tumor-specific hepatic stellate cells (tHSCs) positively participate in human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) tumorigenesis and progression. Our previous studies have shown that tHSCs co-culture with dendritic cells (DCs) induced DIgR2 (dendritic cell-derived immunoglobulin receptor 2) expression. The latter is a member of IgSF inhibitory receptor suppressing DCs-initiated antigen-specific T-cell responses. In the current study, we show that hepatic artery injection of DlgR2 siRNA significantly inhibited in-situ HCC xenograft growth in rat livers...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901194/acute-renal-graft-versus-host-disease-in-a-murine-model-of-allogeneic-bone-marrow-transplantation
#4
Peter M Schmid, Abdellatif Bouazzaoui, Karin Schmid, Christoph Birner, Christian Schach, Lars S Maier, Ernst Holler, Dierk H Endemann
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a very common complication after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT) and is associated with a poor prognosis. Generally, the kidneys are assumed to not be no direct targets of graft-versus-host disease (GvHD), and renal impairment is often attributed to several other factors occurring in the early phase after BMT. Our study aimed to prove the existence of renal GvHD in a fully major histocompatibility complex (MHC)-mismatched model of BALB/c mice conditioned and transplanted according to 2 different intensity protocols...
August 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891951/analysis-of-class-i-major-histocompatibility-complex-gene-transcription-in-human-tumors-caused-by-human-papillomavirus-infection
#5
Steven F Gameiro, Ali Zhang, Farhad Ghasemi, John W Barrett, Anthony C Nichols, Joe S Mymryk
Oncoproteins from high-risk human papillomaviruses (HPV) downregulate the transcription of the class I major histocompatibility complex (MHC-I) antigen presentation apparatus in tissue culture model systems. This could allow infected or transformed cells to evade the adaptive immune response. Using data from over 800 human cervical and head & neck tumors from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), we determined the impact of HPV status on the mRNA expression of all six MHC-I heavy chain genes, and the β2 microglobulin light chain...
September 10, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882998/transplantation-of-ips-derived-tumor-cells-with-a-homozygous-mhc-haplotype-induces-grp94-antibody-production-in-mhc-matched-macaques
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Hirohito Ishigaki, Toshinaga Maeda, Hirokazu Inoue, Tsuyoshi Akagi, Takako Sasamura, Hideaki Ishida, Toshiro Inubushi, Junko Okahara, Takashi Shiina, Misako Nakayama, Yasushi Itoh, Kazumasa Ogasawara
Immune surveillance is a critical component of the anti-tumor response in vivo, yet the specific components of the immune system involved in this regulatory response remain unclear. In this study, we demonstrate that autoantibodies can mitigate tumor growth in vitro and in vivo. We generated two cancer cell lines, embryonal carcinoma and glioblastoma cell lines, from monkey induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) carrying a homozygous haplotype of major histocompatibility complex (MHC, Mafa in Macaca fascicularis)...
September 7, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881567/restoration-of-immune-surface-molecules-in-kaposi-sarcoma-associated-herpes-virus-infected-cells-by-lenalidomide-and-pomalidomide
#7
David A Davis, Suraj Mishra, Holda A Anagho, Ashley I Aisabor, Prabha Shrestha, Victoria Wang, Yuki Takamatsu, Kenji Maeda, Hiroaki Mitsuya, Jerome B Zeldis, Robert Yarchoan
Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) is the cause of several tumors, including Kaposi sarcoma and primary effusion lymphoma (PEL). Most viruses have evolved means of escaping immune recognition. KSHV downregulates MHC-I expression during lytic infection, and expression of ICAM-1 and B7-2 (CD86) during latent infection, allowing evasion of T cell and natural killer immunity respectively. These effects are largely mediated by two KSHV-encoded proteins, K3 and K5. We show here that lenalidomide (Len) and pomalidomide (Pom) prevent down-regulation of MHC-I during lytic activation, and restore ICAM-1 and B7-2 surface expression in latently infected PEL cells...
August 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880262/acceleration-of-pancreatic-tumorigenesis-under-immunosuppressive-microenvironment-induced-by-reg3g-overexpression
#8
Xiulan Liu, Zhongshi Zhou, Qi Cheng, Hongjie Wang, Hui Cao, Qianqian Xu, Yali Tuo, Li Jiang, You Zou, Hongyu Ren, Ming Xiang
Reg3g is a potential risk for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). We previously demonstrated that Reg3g promoted pancreatic carcinogenesis via a STAT3 signaling pathway in a murine model of chronic pancreatitis. Whether the immune response is involved in tumorigenesis induced by Reg3g remains unknown. In this study, Reg3g-regulated tumor immunity was evaluated in tumor-implanted murine models, immune cells, and tumor microenvironment. In mice that had been orthotopically or ectopically implanted with Panc02 cells, Reg3g overexpression increased EGFR and Ki67, diminished MHC-I and caspase-3 expression, and accelerated growth of tumors...
September 7, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872140/purification-of-the-membrane-compartment-for-endoplasmic-reticulum-associated-degradation-of-exogenous-antigens-in-cross-presentation
#9
Jun Imai, Mayu Otani, Takahiro Sakai, Shinichi Hatta
Dendritic cells (DCs) are highly capable of processing and presenting internalized exogenous antigens upon major histocompatibility class (MHC) I molecules also known as cross-presentation (CP). CP plays an important role not only in the stimulation of naïve CD8(+) T cells and memory CD8(+) T cells for infectious and tumor immunity but also in the inactivation of self-acting naïve T cells by T cell anergy or T cell deletion. Although the critical molecular mechanism of CP remains to be elucidated, accumulating evidence indicates that exogenous antigens are processed through endoplasmic reticulum-associated degradation (ERAD) after export from non-classical endocytic compartments...
August 21, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871566/natural-killer-cells-and-tumor-metastasis
#10
REVIEW
Hwan Hee Lee, Hyojeung Kang, Hyosun Cho
Natural killer (NK) cells are cytotoxic lymphocytes that recognize tumor cells or stressed cells through 'missing-self' signals, such as altered or absent expression of MHC class I molecules. The function of NK cells is regulated by the activation or inhibition of receptors present on their surface. The activation of NK cells results in cytotoxic activity on target cells through release of toxic granules and inflammatory cytokines. However, NK cells infiltrating tumors have been frequently shown to exhibit a skewed phenotype that includes decreased antitumor activity and enhanced protumor activities, such as angiogenesis and metastasis...
September 4, 2017: Archives of Pharmacal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868054/therapeutic-antibodies-against-intracellular-tumor-antigens
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REVIEW
Iva Trenevska, Demin Li, Alison H Banham
Monoclonal antibodies are among the most clinically effective drugs used to treat cancer. However, their target repertoire is limited as there are relatively few tumor-specific or tumor-associated cell surface or soluble antigens. Intracellular molecules represent nearly half of the human proteome and provide an untapped reservoir of potential therapeutic targets. Antibodies have been developed to target externalized antigens, have also been engineered to enter into cells or may be expressed intracellularly with the aim of binding intracellular antigens...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855662/tcr-like-antibodies-mediate-complement-and-antibody-dependent-cellular-cytotoxicity-against-epstein-barr-virus-transformed-b-lymphoblastoid-cells-expressing-different-hla-a-02-microvariants
#12
Junyun Lai, Joanna Ai Ling Choo, Wei Jian Tan, Chien Tei Too, Min Zin Oo, Manuel A Suter, Fatimah Bte Mustafa, Nalini Srinivasan, Conrad En Zuo Chan, Andrew Guo Xian Lim, Youjia Zhong, Soh Ha Chan, Brendon J Hanson, Nicholas R J Gascoigne, Paul A MacAry
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a common gammaherpesvirus associated with various human malignancies. Antibodies with T cell receptor-like specificities (TCR-like mAbs) provide a means to target intracellular tumor- or virus-associated antigens by recognising their processed peptides presented on major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I (pMHC) complexes. These antibodies are however thought to be relevant only for a single HLA allele. Here, we show that HLA-A*02:01-restricted EBV antigenic peptides EBNA1562-570, LMP1125-133 and LMP2A426-434 display binding degeneracy towards HLA-A*02 allelic microvariants, and that these pMHC complexes are recognised by anti-EBV TCR-like mAbs E1, L1 and L2 raised in the context of HLA-A*02:01...
August 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830734/post-translational-peptide-splicing-and-t-cell-responses
#13
REVIEW
Michele Mishto, Juliane Liepe
CD8(+) T cell specificity depends on the recognition of MHC class I-epitope complexes at the cell surface. These epitopes are mainly produced via degradation of proteins by the proteasome, generating fragments of the original sequence. However, it is now clear that proteasomes can produce a significant portion of epitopes by reshuffling the antigen sequence, thus expanding the potential antigenic repertoire. MHC class I-restricted spliced epitopes have been described in tumors and infections, suggesting an unpredicted relevance of these peculiar peptides...
August 19, 2017: Trends in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823056/exploiting-non-canonical-translation-to-identify-new-targets-for-t-cell-based-cancer-immunotherapy
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REVIEW
Céline M Laumont, Claude Perreault
Cryptic MHC I-associated peptides (MAPs) are produced via two mechanisms: translation of protein-coding genes in non-canonical reading frames and translation of allegedly non-coding sequences. In general, cryptic MAPs are coded by relatively short open reading frames whose translation can be regulated at the level of initiation, elongation or termination. In contrast to conventional MAPs, the processing of cryptic MAPs is frequently proteasome independent. The existence of cryptic MAPs derived from allegedly non-coding regions enlarges the scope of CD8 T cell immunosurveillance from a mere ~2% to as much as ~75% of the human genome...
August 19, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818060/rna-transfection-of-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cells-with-a-chimeric-antigen-receptor-or-an-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cell-receptor-a-safer-alternative-to-genetically-engineered-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cells-for-the-immunotherapy-of-melanoma
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Dennis C Harrer, Bianca Simon, Shin-Ichiro Fujii, Kanako Shimizu, Ugur Uslu, Gerold Schuler, Kerstin F Gerer, Stefanie Hoyer, Jan Dörrie, Niels Schaft
BACKGROUND: Adoptive T-cell therapy relying on conventional T cells transduced with T-cell receptors (TCRs) or chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) has caused substantial tumor regression in several clinical trials. However, genetically engineered T cells have been associated with serious side-effects due to off-target toxicities and massive cytokine release. To obviate these concerns, we established a protocol adaptable to GMP to expand and transiently transfect γ/δ T cells with mRNA...
August 17, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817603/expression-of-the-mhc-class-ii-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-is-associated-with-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-and-interferon-signaling
#16
In Ah Park, Seong-Hye Hwang, In Hye Song, Sun-Hee Heo, Young-Ae Kim, Won Seon Bang, Hye Seon Park, Miseon Lee, Gyungyub Gong, Hee Jin Lee
Tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) have been known for their strong prognostic and predictive significance in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). Several mechanisms for TIL influx in TNBC have been elucidated. Major histocompatibility complex class II (MHC-II) is an essential component of the adaptive immune system and is generally restricted to the surface of antigen-presenting cells. However, it has been reported that interferon-gamma signaling may induce MHC-II in almost all cell types, including those derived from cancer...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815043/the-mek-inhibitor-selumetinib-complements-ctla-4-blockade-by-reprogramming-the-tumor-immune-microenvironment
#17
Edmund Poon, Stefanie Mullins, Amanda Watkins, Geoffrey S Williams, Jens-Oliver Koopmann, Gianfranco Di Genova, Marie Cumberbatch, Margaret Veldman-Jones, Shaun E Grosskurth, Vasu Sah, Alwin Schuller, Corrine Reimer, Simon J Dovedi, Paul D Smith, Ross Stewart, Robert W Wilkinson
BACKGROUND: T-cell checkpoint blockade and MEK inhibitor combinations are under clinical investigation. Despite progress elucidating the immuno-modulatory effects of MEK inhibitors as standalone therapies, the impact of MEK inhibition on the activity of T-cell checkpoint inhibitors remains incompletely understood. Here we sought to characterize the combined effects of MEK inhibition and anti-CTLA-4 mAb (anti-CTLA-4) therapy, examining effects on both T-cells and tumor microenvironment (TME)...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811289/primary-tumors-limit-metastasis-formation-through-induction-of-il15-mediated-crosstalk-between-patrolling-monocytes-and-nk-cells
#18
Hiroshi Kubo, Sofia Mensurado, Natacha Goncalves-Sousa, Karine Serre, Bruno Silva-Santos
Metastases are responsible for the vast majority of cancer-related deaths. Although tumor cells can become invasive early during cancer progression, metastases formation typically occurs as a late event. How the immune response to primary tumors may dictate this outcome remains poorly understood, which hampers our capacity to manipulate it therapeutically. Here we used a two-step experimental model, based on the highly aggressive B16F10 melanoma, that temporally segregates the establishment of primary tumors (subcutaneously) and the formation of lung metastases (from intravenous injection)...
August 15, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807664/social-interaction-modulates-the-neuroinflammatory-response-to-global-cerebral-ischemia-in-male-mice
#19
Monica M Gaudier-Diaz, Ning Zhang, Adam H Haines, Surbhi, Min Zhou, A Courtney DeVries
Social isolation is a risk factor for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, although the underlying mechanisms remain underspecified. Considering the potential of microglia to become sensitized by stressors and their role in neuroinflammation, we hypothesized that social isolation primes microglia, resulting in an exaggerated neuroimmune response to experimental cerebral ischemia. First, major histocompatibility complex II (MHC II) gene expression, an indicator of microglial priming, was compared between mice that were socially isolated or pair-housed...
October 15, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807001/the-mek-inhibitor-selumetinib-complements-ctla-4-blockade-by-reprogramming-the-tumor-immune-microenvironment
#20
Edmund Poon, Stefanie Mullins, Amanda Watkins, Geoffrey S Williams, Jens-Oliver Koopmann, Gianfranco Di Genova, Marie Cumberbatch, Margaret Veldman-Jones, Shaun E Grosskurth, Vasu Sah, Alwin Schuller, Corrine Reimer, Simon J Dovedi, Paul D Smith, Ross Stewart, Robert W Wilkinson
BACKGROUND: T-cell checkpoint blockade and MEK inhibitor combinations are under clinical investigation. Despite progress elucidating the immuno-modulatory effects of MEK inhibitors as standalone therapies, the impact of MEK inhibition on the activity of T-cell checkpoint inhibitors remains incompletely understood. Here we sought to characterize the combined effects of MEK inhibition and anti-CTLA-4 mAb (anti-CTLA-4) therapy, examining effects on both T-cells and tumor microenvironment (TME)...
August 15, 2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
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