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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342370/fgf8-signaling-alters-the-osteogenic-cell-fate-in-the-hard-palate
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J Xu, Z Huang, W Wang, X Tan, H Li, Y Zhang, W Tian, T Hu, Y P Chen
Fibroblast growth factor (FGF) signaling has been implicated in the regulation of osteogenesis in both intramembranous and endochondral ossifications. In the developing palate, the anterior bony palate forms by direct differentiation of cranial neural crest (CNC)-derived mesenchymal cells, but the signals that regulate the osteogenic cell fate in the developing palate remain unclear. In the present study, we investigated the potential role of FGF signaling in osteogenic fate determination of the palatal mesenchymal cells...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342254/distinctive-desmoplastic-3d-morphology-associated-with-brafv600e-in-papillary-thyroid-cancers
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M Tarabichi, A Antoniou, S Le Pennec, D Gacquer, N de Saint Aubain, L Craciun, T Cielen, I Laios, D Larsimont, G Andry, J E Dumont, C Maenhaut, V Detours
Context: Although 60% of papillary thyroid carcinomas are BRAFV600E mutant (PTCV600E), the higher aggressiveness of these cancers is still debated. Objective: In PTCV600E we aimed to further characterize the extent of the stroma and its activation, the 3D tumor-stroma interface, and the proliferation rates of tumor and stromal fibroblasts. Design: We analyzed exomes, trancriptomes and images of 364 PTC from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), including 211 PTCV600E; stained 22 independent PTC for BRAFV600E and Ki67; sequenced the exomes and stained BRAFV600E in 5 primary tumor blocks and 4 nodal metastases from one PTCV600E patient; and reconstructed the 3D volumes of one tumor and one metastatic blocks at histological resolution...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342108/different-lipid-regulation-in-ovarian-cancer-inhibition-of-the-immune-system
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Christina Wefers, Tjitske Duiveman-de Boer, Petra L M Zusterzeel, Leon F A G Massuger, David Fuchs, Ruurd Torensma, Craig E Wheelock, I Jolanda M de Vries
Lipid metabolism is altered in several cancer settings leading to different ratios of intermediates. Ovarian cancer is the most lethal gynecological malignancy. Cancer cells disperse in the abdominal space and ascites occurs. T cells obtained from ascites are unable to proliferate after an antigenic stimulus. The proliferation of ascites-derived T cells can be restored after culturing the cells for ten days in normal culture medium. No pathway aberrancies were detected. The acellular fraction of ascites can inhibit the proliferation of autologous as well as allogeneic peripheral blood lymphocytes, indicating the presence of soluble factors that interfere with T cell functionality...
January 17, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341328/histiocytosis-cutaneous-manifestations-of-hematopoietic-neoplasm-and-non-neoplastic-histiocytic-proliferations
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C M Luder, T M Nordmann, E Ramelyte, B Mühleisen, K Kerl, O Boyman, E Guenova, R Dummer
Histiocytoses are rare disorders characterized by the accumulation of cells derived from macrophages, dendritic cells, or monocytes in various tissues. There is a broad spectrum of disease manifestations with some subtypes commonly showing skin lesions while in others the skin is rarely involved. Here we describe cutaneous manifestations of histiocytoses belonging to the Langerhans group (L group), the group of cutaneous and mucocutaneous histiocytoses (C group) and the group of Rosai-Dorfman disease and related histiocytoses (R group) according to the current classification...
January 16, 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340893/a-prospective-study-of-humoral-and-cellular-immune-responses-to-hepatitis-b-vaccination-in-habitual-marijuana-smokers
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Sylvia M Kiertscher, Pallavi R Gangalum, Grace Ibrahim, Donald P Tashkin, Michael D Roth
Exposure to Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in vitro and in animal models can significantly impair the differentiation, activation and function of dendritic cells, T cells and B cells. However, studies directly assessing the impact of marijuana smoking on human immunity are lacking. A prospective study of immune responses to a standard hepatitis B vaccination was therefore carried out in a matched cohort of 9 marijuana smokers (MS) and 9 nonsmokers (NS). In addition to their regular marijuana use, MS smoked four marijuana cigarettes in a monitored setting on the day of each vaccination...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology: the Official Journal of the Society on NeuroImmune Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340613/biomass-increase-under-zinc-deficiency-caused-by-delay-of-early-flowering-in-arabidopsis
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Xiaochao Chen, Uwe Ludewig
Plants generally produce more biomass when all nutrients are available in sufficient amounts. In addition to environmental constraints, genetic and developmental factors, such as the transition from vegetative to reproductive growth, restrict maximal yield. Here we report the peculiar observation that a subset of Arabidopsis thaliana accessions produced larger shoot rosette diameters when grown in zinc (Zn)-deficient conditions, compared with Zn-sufficient conditions. This was associated with early flowering that restricted the leaf length under Zn sufficiency...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340213/non-coding-rnas-as-transcriptional-regulators-in-eukaryotes
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O Y Burenina, T S Oretskaya, E A Kubareva
Non-coding RNAs up to 1,000 nucleotides in length are widespread in eukaryotes and fulfil various regulatory functions, in particular during chromatin remodeling and cell proliferation. These RNAs are not translated into proteins: thus, they are non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs). The present review describes the eukaryotic ncRNAs involved in transcription regulation, first and foremost, targeting RNA polymerase II (RNAP II) and/or its major proteinaceous transcription factors. The current state of knowledge concerning the regulatory functions of SRA and TAR RNA, 7SK and U1 snRNA, GAS5 and DHFR RNA is summarized herein...
October 2017: Acta Naturae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340117/the-regulation-of-pre-metastatic-niche-formation-by-neutrophils
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Jadwiga Jablonska, Stephan Lang, Ronit Vogt Sionov, Zvi Granot
Metastasis is a multistep process requiring tumor cell detachment from the primary tumor and migration to target organs through the lymphatic or blood circulatory systems. Specific organs are predisposed to metastases in certain cancers and the formation of supportive metastatic microenvironment determines tumor cell homing. Such an environment is provided by a pre-metastatic niche that is formed through the recruitment of bone marrow-derived myeloid cells, however the mechanisms of its formation are not fully understood...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340046/sampling-from-single-cell-observations-to-predict-tumor-cell-growth-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Alexander T Pearson, Patrick Ingram, Shoumei Bai, Patrick O'Hayer, Jaehoon Chung, Euisik Yoon, Trachette Jackson, Ronald J Buckanovich
Cancer stem-like cells (CSCs) are a topic of increasing importance in cancer research, but are difficult to study due to their rarity and ability to rapidly divide to produce non-self-cells. We developed a simple model to describe transitions between aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) positive CSCs and ALDH(-) bulk ovarian cancer cells. Microfluidics device-isolated single cell experiments demonstrated that ALDH+ cells were more proliferative than ALDH(-) cells. Based on our model we used ALDH+ and ALDH(-) cell division and proliferation properties to develop an empiric sampling algorithm and predict growth rate and CSC proportion for both ovarian cancer cell line and primary ovarian cancer cells, in-vitro and in-vivo...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339735/phenotype-and-functional-features-of-human-telomerase-reverse-transcriptase-immortalized-human-airway-smooth-muscle-cells-from-asthmatic-and-non-asthmatic-donors
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J K Burgess, A Ketheson, A Faiz, K A Limbert Rempel, B G Oliver, J P T Ward, A J Halayko
Asthma is an obstructive respiratory disease characterised by chronic inflammation with airway hyperresponsiveness. In asthmatic airways, there is an increase in airway smooth muscle (ASM) cell bulk, which differs from non-asthmatic ASM in characteristics. This study aimed to assess the usefulness of hTERT immortalisation of human ASM cells as a research tool. Specifically we compared proliferative capacity, inflammatory mediator release and extracellular matrix (ECM) production in hTERT immortalised and parent primary ASM cells from asthmatic and non-asthmatic donors...
January 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339491/kinase-independent-function-of-e-type-cyclins-in-liver-cancer
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Yan Geng, Wojciech Michowski, Joel M Chick, Yaoyu E Wang, M Emmanuelle Jecrois, Katharine E Sweeney, Lijun Liu, Richard C Han, Nan Ke, Agnieszka Zagozdzon, Ewa Sicinska, Roderick T Bronson, Steven P Gygi, Piotr Sicinski
E-type cyclins (cyclins E1 and E2) are components of the core cell cycle machinery and are overexpressed in many human tumor types. E cyclins are thought to drive tumor cell proliferation by activating the cyclin-dependent kinase 2 (CDK2). The cyclin E1 gene represents the site of recurrent integration of the hepatitis B virus in the pathogenesis of hepatocellular carcinoma, and this event is associated with strong up-regulation of cyclin E1 expression. Regardless of the underlying mechanism of tumorigenesis, the majority of liver cancers overexpress E-type cyclins...
January 16, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339375/tusc2-immunogene-synergizes-with-anti-pd1-through-enhanced-proliferation-and-infiltration-of-natural-killer-cells-in-syngeneic-kras-mutant-mouse-lung-cancer-models
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Ismail M Meraz, Mourad Majidi, Xiaobo Cao, Heather Lin, Lerong Li, Jing Wang, Veerabhadran Baladandayuthapani, David Rice, Boris Sepesi, Lin Ji, Jack A Roth
Expression of the multikinase inhibitor encoded by tumor suppressor gene TUSC2 (also known as FUS1) is lost or decreased in non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC). TUSC2 delivered systemically by nanovesicles has mediated tumor regression in clinical trials. Because of the role of TUSC2 in regulating immune cells, we assessed TUSC2 efficacy on antitumor immune responses alone and in combination with anti-PD-1 in two Kras-mutant syngeneic mouse lung cancer models. TUSC2 alone significantly reduced tumor growth and prolonged survival compared with anti-PD-1...
January 16, 2018: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339209/extratumoral-pd-1-blockade-does-not-perpetuate-obesity-associated-inflammation-in-esophageal-adenocarcinoma
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Karen C Galvin, Melissa J Conroy, Suzanne L Doyle, Margaret R Dunne, Ronan Fahey, Emma Foley, Katie E O'Sullivan, Derek G Doherty, Justin G Geoghegan, Narayanasamy Ravi, Cliona O'Farrelly, John V Reynolds, Joanne Lysaght
Checkpoint inhibitors, such as anti-PD-1 (Programmed death-1), are transforming cancer treatment for inoperable or advanced disease. As the incidence of obesity-associated malignancies, including esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) continue to increase and treatment with checkpoint inhibitors are being FDA approved for a broader range of cancers, it is important to assess how anti-PD-1 treatment might exacerbate pre-existing inflammatory processes at other sites. Outside the EAC tumor, the omentum and liver were found to be enriched with substantial populations of PD-1 expressing T cells...
January 12, 2018: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338732/transcriptional-profile-and-epstein-barr-virus-infection-status-of-laser-cut-immune-infiltrates-from-the-brain-of-patients-with-progressive-multiple-sclerosis
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Caterina Veroni, Barbara Serafini, Barbara Rosicarelli, Corrado Fagnani, Francesca Aloisi
BACKGROUND: It is debated whether multiple sclerosis (MS) might result from an immunopathological response toward an active Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection brought into the central nervous system (CNS) by immigrating B cells. Based on this model, a relationship should exist between the local immune milieu and EBV infection status in the MS brain. To test this hypothesis, we analyzed expression of viral and cellular genes in brain-infiltrating immune cells. METHODS: Twenty-three postmortem snap-frozen brain tissue blocks from 11 patients with progressive MS were selected based on good RNA quality and prominent immune cell infiltration...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338160/higher-activities-of-hepatic-versus-splenic-cd8-t-cells-in-responses-to-adoptive-t-cell-therapy-and-vaccination-of-b6-mice-with-mhc-class-1-binding-antigen
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Mohamed Labib Salem, Randa E El Naggar, Sabry A El Naggar, Maysa A Mobasher, Mohamed H Mahmoud, Gamal Badr
The liver has unique microenvironment which is known to induce tolerance of cytolytic CD8+ T cells to hepatic and extra hepatic antigens, resulting in persistence of infection of the liver by the hepatitis B and C viruses. However, under some conditions, functional immune responses can be elicited in the liver in particular to show preferential retention of activated CD8+ T cells. It is not clear whether this retention depends on the type of the exogenous immunostimulatory or the endogenous innate immune cells...
December 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337666/tuning-of-in-vivo-cognate-b-t-cell-interactions-by-intersectin-2-is-required-for-effective-anti-viral-b-cell-immunity
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Marianne Burbage, Francesca Gasparrini, Shweta Aggarwal, Mauro Gaya, Johan Arnold, Usha Nair, Michael Way, Andreas Bruckbauer, Facundo D Batista
Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS) is an immune pathology associated with mutations in WAS protein (WASp) or in WASp interacting protein (WIP). Together with the small GTPase Cdc42 and other effectors, these proteins participate in the remodelling of the actin network downstream of BCR engagement. Here we show that mice lacking the adaptor protein ITSN2, a G-nucleotide exchange factor (GEF) for Cdc42 that also interacts with WASp and WIP, exhibited increased mortality during primary infection, incomplete protection after Flu vaccination, reduced germinal centre formation and impaired antibody responses to vaccination...
January 16, 2018: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337047/imaging-flow-cytometry-a-method-for-examining-dynamic-native-foxo1-localization-in-human-lymphocytes
#17
Molly K Hritzo, Jean-Paul Courneya, Amit Golding
While flow cytometry can reliably assess surface and intracellular marker expression within small cell populations, it does not provide any information on protein localization. Several key transcription factors (TF) downstream of lymphocyte surface receptors are regulated by nuclear versus cytoplasmic localization, and one such TF is Forkhead box O1 (FOXO1). FOXO1 integrates antigen-binding, co-receptor activation and metabolic signals in lymphocytes, leading to proliferation and differentiation. Importantly, the nuclear or cytoplasmic localization of FOXO1 is key for gene expression leading to different lymphocyte phenotypes...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335495/dysfunction-of-cd19-cd24hicd27-b-regulatory-cells-in-patients-with-bullous-pemphigoid
#18
Zhenfeng Liu, Erle Dang, Bing Li, Hongjiang Qiao, Liang Jin, Jieyu Zhang, Gang Wang
Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is an autoimmune blistering skin disease characterized by the production of autoantibodies against the hemidesmosomal protein BP180. B regulatory cells (Bregs) are crucial in maintaining self-tolerance and suppressing autoantibody production. However, it is still unclear whether the dysfunctions of Bregs contributes to the autoantibody production in BP patients. In this study, we found that CD19+CD24hiCD27+ Bregs and IL-10+CD19+ Bregs were significantly increased in the peripheral blood samples of BP patients compared with that in healthy controls...
January 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334372/pharmacological-blockade-of-asct2-dependent-glutamine-transport-leads-to-antitumor-efficacy-in-preclinical-models
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Michael L Schulte, Allie Fu, Ping Zhao, Jun Li, Ling Geng, Shannon T Smith, Jumpei Kondo, Robert J Coffey, Marc O Johnson, Jeffrey C Rathmell, Joe T Sharick, Melissa C Skala, Jarrod A Smith, Jordan Berlin, M Kay Washington, Michael L Nickels, H Charles Manning
The unique metabolic demands of cancer cells underscore potentially fruitful opportunities for drug discovery in the era of precision medicine. However, therapeutic targeting of cancer metabolism has led to surprisingly few new drugs to date. The neutral amino acid glutamine serves as a key intermediate in numerous metabolic processes leveraged by cancer cells, including biosynthesis, cell signaling, and oxidative protection. Herein we report the preclinical development of V-9302, a competitive small molecule antagonist of transmembrane glutamine flux that selectively and potently targets the amino acid transporter ASCT2...
January 15, 2018: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332704/cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma-incidence-risk-factors-diagnosis-and-staging
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REVIEW
Syril Keena T Que, Fiona O Zwald, Chrysalyne D Schmults
Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC), a malignant proliferation of cutaneous epithelium, represents 20% to 50% of skin cancers. Although the majority of cSCCs are successfully eradicated by surgical excision, a subset of cSCC possesses features associated with a higher likelihood of recurrence, metastasis, and death. The proper identification of these aggressive cSCCs can guide additional work-up and management. In the first article in this continuing medical education series, we discuss the incidence, recurrence rates, mortality rates, and risk factors associated with cSCC and review the staging systems used to stratify patients into high- and low-risk groups...
February 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
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