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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025424/understanding-immune-phenotypes-in-human-gastric-disease-tissues-by-multiplexed-immunohistochemistry
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Le Ying, Feng Yan, Qiaohong Meng, Xiangliang Yuan, Liang Yu, Bryan R G Williams, David W Chan, Liyun Shi, Yugang Tu, Peihua Ni, Xuefeng Wang, Dakang Xu, Yiqun Hu
BACKGROUND: Understanding immune phenotypes and human gastric disease in situ requires an approach that leverages multiplexed immunohistochemistry (mIHC) with multispectral imaging to facilitate precise image analyses. METHODS: We developed a novel 4-color mIHC assay based on tyramide signal amplification that allowed us to reliably interrogate immunologic checkpoints, including programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1), cytotoxic T cells (CD8(+)T) and regulatory T cells (Foxp3), in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissues of various human gastric diseases...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985196/inflammatory-stroma-of-lymphoepithelioma-like-carcinoma-of-the-cervix-immunohistochemical-study-of-3-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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Amandine Philippe, Marc Rassy, Ligia Craciun, Céline Naveaux, Karen Willard-Gallo, Denis Larsimont, Isabelle Veys
The aim of this study was to characterize the inflammatory infiltrate of the lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma, a variant of squamous cell carcinoma clinically associated with a good prognosis. Immunohistochemistry was used to characterize 3 cases of lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma in the uterine cervix, diagnosed over a period of 3 yr. The patients were between 30 and 50 yr old. Their cervical smears had shown atypical squamous cells of unknown significance or high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions, and the initial cervical biopsy showed high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN3) or squamous cell carcinoma...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968881/immune-microenvironments-of-anal-cancer-precursors-differ-by-hiv-serostatus-affecting-ablation-outcomes
#3
Yuxin Liu, Michael M Gaisa, Xiaofei Wang, Talia H Swartz, Yotam Arens, Karen A Dresser, Carlie Sigel, Keith Sigel
Background: Anal high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSILs) are the precursors to anal cancer and frequently persist or recur following electrocautery ablation (EA). Impaired mucosal immunity may facilitate anal carcinogenesis. We characterized the immune microenvironment of anal HSIL in correlation with HIV-serostatus and ablation outcomes. Methods: Using immunohistochemistry, mucosa-infiltrating CD4+ and CD8+ lymphocytes were quantified in HSIL and benign mucosa from 70 HIV+ and 45 HIV- patients...
September 2, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967957/colon-immune-related-adverse-events-anti-ctla-4-and-anti-pd-1-blockade-induce-distinct-immunopathological-entities
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Clélia Coutzac, Julien Adam, Emilie Soularue, Michael Collins, Antoine Racine, Charlotte Mussini, Lisa Boselli, Nyam Kamsukom, Christine Mateus, Mélinda Charrier, Lydie Cassard, David Planchard, Vincent Ribrag, Karim Fizazi, Yohann Loriot, Patricia Lepage, Jean-Yves Scoazec, Caroline Robert, Franck Carbonnel, Nathalie Chaput
Background and Aim: Immune checkpoint inhibitors targeting CTLA-4 and PD-1 improve survival in cancer patients but may induce immune-related adverse events, including colitis. The immunological characteristics of anti-CTLA-4 [αCTLA-4]- and anti-PD-1 [αPD-1]-related colitis have been poorly described. The aim of the present study was to compare the immunological and histological characteristics of αCTLA-4-induced colitis and αPD-1-induced colitis. Methods: Colonic biopsies from patients with αCTLA-4-induced colitis, αPD-1-induced colitis, and inflammatory bowel disease [IBD] were analysed by immunohistochemistry and flow cytometry...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958836/in-vivo-blockade-of-t-cell-development-reveals-alternative-pathways-for-generation-of-intraepithelial-lymphocytes-in-mice
#5
Surenchimeg Mondoon, Kensuke Shibata, Yasunobu Yoshikai
Intraepithelial lymphocytes (IELs) are resident cells localized within the intestinal epithelia and play an important role in regulating gut inflammations and host defense against pathogens. CD8α(+) TCRαβ(+) IELs are heterogeneous populations that are generated from T cell precursors including CD4(-) CD8α(-) double-negative (DN) cells and CD4(+) CD8α(+) double-positive (DP) cells. However, developmental pathways of TCRαβ(+) IELs remained unclear. To gain insight into the mechanisms, we generated mice (Bcl11b(ΔDN2) mice) that lack thymic precursors (DN CD5(+) TCRβ(+) cells) for CD4(-) CD8αα(+) TCRαβ(+) IELs...
November 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954490/decreased-nk-cell-activity-after-partial-vulvectomy-in-pregnant-patient-with-vulvar-intraepithelial-neoplasia-3-vin3
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Malgorzata Jerzak, Andrzej Nowakowski, Monika Ohams, Andrzej Górski, Włodzimierz Baranowsk
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: The study presents the problem of immune disturbances in pregnant women with vulvar carcinoma in situ (VIN3). MATERIAL AND METHODS: NK cell and T reg activity in the study patient were analysed using flow cytometry. RESULTS: Decreased NK cell activity and but increased T reg activity were observed after vulvectomy, with subsequent successful pregnancy outcome. CONCLUSIONS: Although vulvar cancer may influence immune cell activity, this issue merits further study...
September 21, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949934/tumor-infiltrating-cd4-lymphocytes-predict-a-favorable-survival-in-patients-with-operable-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#7
Kaiyan Chen, Ziyu Zhu, Nan Zhang, Guoping Cheng, Fanrong Zhang, Jiaoyue Jin, Junzhou Wu, Lisha Ying, Weimin Mao, Dan Su
BACKGROUND The immune status within the tumor microenvironment has not been well determined in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). The aim of this study was to investigate the distributions of tumor-infiltrating T lymphocytes (TILs), and analyze their associations with clinical characteristics and prognosis; as well as investigate the expression of programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) which has been identified as a favorable indicator of prognosis in our previous study on ESCC. MATERIAL AND METHODS Five hundred and thirty-six patients who underwent radical surgery for ESCC between January 2008 and April 2012 in Department of Thoracic Surgery at Zhejiang Cancer Hospital were included in the study...
September 26, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946854/cervical-precancerous-changes-and-selected-cervical-microbial-infections-kiambu-county-kenya-2014-a-cross-sectional-study
#8
Evalyne Wambui Kanyina, Lucy Kamau, Margaret Muturi
BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer is the predominant cancer among women in Kenya and second most common in women in developing regions. Population-based cytological screening and early treatment reduces morbidity and mortality associated with the cancer. We determined the occurrence of cervical precancerous changes and cervical microbial infections (Trichomonas vaginalis, Candida albicans, Neisseria gonorrhea and Actinomyces) among women attending Family Health Option Kenya (FHOK) clinic in Thika...
September 25, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943900/influence-of-chronic-inflammation-on-bcl-2-and-pcna-expression-in-prostate-needle-biopsy-specimens
#9
Michael Glover, Shardul Soni, Qinghu Ren, Gregory T Maclennan, Pingfu Fu, Sanjay Gupta
The association between inflammation and cancer has been established in certain forms of human malignancies; however, its role in prostate cancer remains unclear. The present study investigates a possible association between chronic inflammation and the development of epithelial neoplasia in the prostate. Needle biopsy specimens were obtained from patients with serum prostate-specific antigen levels >4 ng/ml, evaluated for morphological findings, and immunostained for Bcl-2 and proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA)...
October 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942917/intestinal-epithelial-and-intraepithelial-t-cell-crosstalk-mediates-a-dynamic-response-to-infection
#10
David P Hoytema van Konijnenburg, Bernardo S Reis, Virginia A Pedicord, Julia Farache, Gabriel D Victora, Daniel Mucida
Intestinal intraepithelial lymphocytes (IELs) are located at the critical interface between the intestinal lumen, which is chronically exposed to food and microbes, and the core of the body. Using high-resolution microscopy techniques and intersectional genetic tools, we investigated the nature of IEL responses to luminal microbes. We observed that TCRγδ IELs exhibit unique microbiota-dependent location and movement patterns in the epithelial compartment. This behavioral pattern quickly changes upon exposure to different enteric pathogens, resulting in increased interepithelial cell (EC) scanning, expression of antimicrobial genes, and glycolysis...
September 16, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942300/annular-stenotic-oesophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-cattle-exposed-naturally-to-bracken-fern-pteridium-arachnoideum
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T C Faccin, E K Masuda, J V M Piazer, S M P Melo, G D Kommers
Oesophageal squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) may be observed as exophytic masses or ulcerative or infiltrative endophytic neoplasms. However, in cattle, there is also an uncommon gross presentation as an annular stenotic thickening of the oesophageal wall. Thirteen cases of annular stenotic oesophageal SCC in cattle grazing in bracken fern (Pteridium arachnoideum) areas are reported. The lesions consisted of endophytic masses, focally extensive, firm and circumferential (annular) in the oesophageal wall. Pronounced wrinkling of the mucosa, with retracted uneven areas and subsequent luminal narrowing (stenosis), was observed in all cases...
August 2017: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941625/a-yin-and-yang-in-epithelial-immunology-the-roles-of-the-%C3%AE-e-cd103-%C3%AE-7-integrin-in%C3%A2-t%C3%A2-cells
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REVIEW
Jan-Hendrik B Hardenberg, Andrea Braun, Michael P Schön
The proper function(s) of cell-surface receptors is crucial for the regulation of adaptive immune responses. One such receptor is the αE(CD103)β7 integrin, whose history in science is closely linked with the evolution of our knowledge of immune regulation. Initially described as a marker of intraepithelial T-lymphocytes, this leukocyte integrin is now seen as a dynamically regulated receptor involved in the functional differentiation of some cytotoxic T cells as well as regulatory T cells, thus presumably contributing to the fine-tuning of immune reactions in epithelial compartments...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932636/cd103-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-are-tumor-reactive-intraepithelial-cd8-t-cells-associated-with-prognostic-benefit-and-therapy-response-in-cervical-cancer
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Fenne L Komdeur, Thalina M Prins, Stephanie van de Wall, Annechien Plat, G Bea A Wisman, Harry Hollema, Toos Daemen, David N Church, Marco de Bruyn, Hans W Nijman
Human papilloma virus (HPV)-induced cervical cancer constitutively expresses viral E6/E7 oncoproteins and is an excellent target for T cell-based immunotherapy. However, not all tumor-infiltrating T cells confer equal benefit to patients, with epithelial T cells being superior to stromal T cells. To assess whether the epithelial T cell biomarker CD103 could specifically discriminate the beneficial antitumor T cells, association of CD103 with clinicopathological variables and outcome was analyzed in the TCGA cervical cancer data set (n = 304) and by immunohistochemistry (IHC) in an independent cohort (n = 460)...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920588/%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cells-in-homeostasis-and-host-defence-of-epithelial-barrier-tissues
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REVIEW
Morten M Nielsen, Deborah A Witherden, Wendy L Havran
Epithelial surfaces line the body and provide a crucial interface between the body and the external environment. Tissue-resident epithelial γδ T cells represent a major T cell population in the epithelial tissues and are ideally positioned to carry out barrier surveillance and aid in tissue homeostasis and repair. In this Review, we focus on the intraepithelial γδ T cell compartment of the two largest epithelial tissues in the body - namely, the epidermis and the intestine - and provide a comprehensive overview of the crucial contributions of intraepithelial γδ T cells to tissue integrity and repair, host homeostasis and protection in the context of the symbiotic relationship with the microbiome and during pathogen clearance...
September 18, 2017: Nature Reviews. Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890844/evaluation-of-silicon-phthalocyanine-4-photodynamic-therapy-against-human-cervical-cancer-cells-in-vitro-and-in-mice
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Jill A Gadzinski, Jianxia Guo, Brian J Philips, Per Basse, Ethan K Craig, Lisa Bailey, John T Comerci, Julie L Eiseman
BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women worldwide [1]. Photodynamic therapy has been used for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia with good responses, but few studies have used newer phototherapeutics. We evaluated the effectiveness of photodynamic therapy using Pc 4 in vitro and in vivo against human cervical cancer cells. METHODS: CaSki and ME-180 cancer cells were grown as monolayers and spheroids. Cell growth and cytotoxicity were measured using a methylthiazol tetrazolium assay...
December 2016: Advances in Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882699/neutrophil-infiltration-is-a-favorable-prognostic-factor-in-early-stages-of-colon-cancer
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Maria L Wikberg, Agnes Ling, Xingru Li, Åke Öberg, Sofia Edin, Richard Palmqvist
The tumor immune response has been proven critical to prognosis in colorectal cancer (CRC), but studies on the prognostic role of neutrophil infiltration have shown contradictory results. The aim of this study was to elucidate the prognostic role of infiltrating neutrophils at different intratumoral subsites and in different molecular subgroups of CRC. The relations between neutrophil infiltration and infiltration of other immune cells (T-cell and macrophage subsets) were also addressed. Expression of the neutrophil marker CD66b was assessed by immunohistochemistry in 448 archival human tumor tissue samples from patients surgically resected for CRC...
September 4, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878277/increased-tcr-signal-strength-in-dn-thymocytes-promotes-development-of-gut-tcr%C3%AE-%C3%AE-cd8%C3%AE-%C3%AE-intraepithelial-lymphocytes
#17
Capucine L Grandjean, Nital Sumaria, Stefania Martin, Daniel J Pennington
CD4((+))CD8((+)) "double positive" (DP) thymocytes differentiate into diverse αβ T cell sub-types using mechanistically distinct programs. For example, conventional αβ T cells develop from DP cells after partial-agonist T cell receptor (TCR) interactions with self-peptide/MHC, whereas unconventional αβ T cells, such as TCRαβ((+))CD8αα((+)) intraepithelial lymphocytes (IELs), require full-agonist TCR interactions. Despite this, DP cells appear homogeneous, and it remains unclear how distinct TCR signalling instructs distinct developmental outcomes...
September 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877072/does-differentiated-squamous-intraepithelial-neoplasia-occur-in-the-cervix
#18
Kien T Mai
BACKGROUND: Invasive cervical cell squamous carcinoma (ICC) classically develops from high grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia of usual type (uCIN). Differentiated cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (dCIN) analogue to differentiated vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia has not been described in the cervix. METHODS: A pilot case of ICC developing from dCIN with atypia limited to the basal/parabasal layers, focally associated with neoplastic spread above the parabasal layer (usual-like CIN pattern or u-like CIN) was identified...
September 4, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872670/tcr-pmhc-encounter-differentially-regulates-transcriptomes-of-tissue-resident-cd8-t%C3%A2-cells
#19
Akihiro Yoshizawa, Kevin Bi, Derin B Keskin, Guanglan Zhang, Bruce Reinhold, Ellis L Reinherz
To investigate the role of TCR-pMHC interaction in regulating lung CD8 tissue-resident T cell (TR ) differentiation, polyclonal responses were compared against NP366-374 /D(b) and PA224-233 /D(b) , two immunodominant epitopes that arise during influenza A infection in mice. Memory niches distinct from iBALTs develop within the lamina propria, supporting CD103(+) and CD103(-) CD8 TR generation and intraepithelial translocation. Gene set enrichment analysis (GSEA) and weighted gene co-expression network analysis (WGCNA) identify dominant TCR, adherens junction, RIG-I-like and NOD-like pattern recognition receptor as well as TGF-β signaling pathways and memory signatures among PA224-233 /D(b) T cells consistent with T resident memory (TRM ) status...
September 5, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865492/pathobiology-of-the-129-stat1-mouse-model-of-human-age-related-er-positive-breast-cancer-with-an-immune-infiltrate-excluded-phenotype
#20
Hidetoshi Mori, Jane Q Chen, Robert D Cardiff, Zsófia Pénzváltó, Neil E Hubbard, Louis Schuetter, Russell C Hovey, Josephine F Trott, Alexander D Borowsky
BACKGROUND: Stat1 gene-targeted knockout mice (129S6/SvEvTac-Stat1 (tm1Rds)) develop estrogen receptor-positive (ER(+)), luminal-type mammary carcinomas at an advanced age. There is evidence for both host environment as well as tumor cell-intrinsic mechanisms to initiate tumorigenesis in this model. In this report, we summarize details of the systemic and mammary pathology at preneoplastic and tumor-bearing time points. In addition, we investigate tumor progression in the 129:Stat1 (-/-) host compared with wild-type 129/SvEv, and we describe the immune cell reaction to the tumors...
September 2, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
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