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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698296/prkci-promotes-immune-suppression-in-ovarian-cancer
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Sharmistha Sarkar, Christopher A Bristow, Prasenjit Dey, Kunal Rai, Ruth Perets, Alejandra Ramirez-Cardenas, Shruti Malasi, Emmet Huang-Hobbs, Monika Haemmerle, Sherry Y Wu, Michael McGuire, Alexei Protopopov, Shan Jiang, Joyce F Liu, Michelle S Hirsch, Qing Chang, Alexander J Lazar, Anil K Sood, Ronny Drapkin, Ronald DePinho, Giulio Draetta, Lynda Chin
A key feature of high-grade serous ovarian carcinoma (HGSOC) is frequent amplification of the 3q26 locus harboring PRKC-ι (PRKCI). Here, we show that PRKCI is also expressed in early fallopian tube lesions, called serous tubal intraepithelial carcinoma. Transgenic mouse studies establish PRKCI as an ovarian cancer-specific oncogene. Mechanistically, we show that the oncogenic activity of PRKCI relates in part to the up-regulation of TNFα to promote an immune-suppressive tumor microenvironment characterized by an abundance of myeloid-derived suppressor cells and inhibition of cytotoxic T-cell infiltration...
July 11, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688605/human-papillomavirus-prevalence-in-the-anus-and-urine-among-hiv-infected-japanese-men-who-have-sex-with-men
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Hiroshi Yaegashi, Kazuyoshi Shigehara, Ichiro Itoda, Mitsuaki Ohkodo, Kazufumi Nakashima, Shohei Kawaguchi, Mikio Ueda, Koji Izumi, Yoshifumi Kadono, Hiroko Ikeda, Mikio Namiki, Atsushi Mizokami
BACKGROUND: The present study investigated human papillomavirus (HPV) prevalence in anal and urine samples, and evaluated cytological findings among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected Japanese men who have sex with men (MSM). METHODS: A total of 148 patients were enrolled. Anal and urine samples were collected from each participant, and a HPV-DNA test and genotyping were performed using flow-through hybridization. In addition, anal cytology was evaluated based on Papanicolaou staining...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657901/increased-intraepithelial-cd3-t-lymphocytes-and-high-pd-l1-expression-on-tumor-cells-are-associated-with-a-favorable-prognosis-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-allow-prognostic-immunogenic-subgrouping
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Moritz Jesinghaus, Katja Steiger, Julia Slotta-Huspenina, Enken Drecoll, Nicole Pfarr, Petra Meyer, Björn Konukiewitz, Marcus Bettstetter, Kathrin Wieczorek, Katja Ott, Markus Feith, Rupert Langer, Wilko Weichert, Katja Specht, Melanie Boxberg
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is the most common esophageal cancer associated with poor prognosis and additional therapeutic strategies must be implemented to optimize ESCC treatment. Meanwhile, the important biologic role and potential prognostic and therapeutic implications of a tumors immunologic microenvironment (IM) have been recognized in various cancers.In order to investigate the contexture and the prognostic relevance of the IM in ESCC, we immunohistochemically evaluated the extent of overall/intraepithelial TILs (CD3+/CD8+) and of PD-1 / PD-L1 expression in a cohort of 125 therapy-naive ESCCs, additionally assessing PD-L1 copy number status via fluorescence in-situ hybridization...
June 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652304/thymic-progenitors-of-tcr%C3%AE-%C3%AE-cd8%C3%AE-%C3%AE-intestinal-intraepithelial-lymphocytes-require-rasgrp1-for-development
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Dominic P Golec, Romy E Hoeppli, Laura M Henao Caviedes, Jillian McCann, Megan K Levings, Troy A Baldwin
Strong T cell receptor (TCR) signaling largely induces cell death during thymocyte development, whereas weak TCR signals induce positive selection. However, some T cell lineages require strong TCR signals for differentiation through a process termed agonist selection. The signaling relationships that underlie these three fates are unknown. RasGRP1 is a Ras activator required to transmit weak TCR signals leading to positive selection. Here, we report that, despite being dispensable for thymocyte clonal deletion, RasGRP1 is critical for agonist selection of TCRαβ(+)CD8αα intraepithelial lymphocyte (IEL) progenitors (IELps), even though both outcomes require strong TCR signaling...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627675/distinctive-crypt-shape-in-a-sessile-serrated-adenoma-polyp-distribution-of-ki67-p16ink4a-wnt5a-positive-cells-and-intraepithelial-lymphocytes
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Kenji Hisamatsu, Kei Noguchi, Hiroyuki Tomita, Aoi Muto, Natsumi Yamada, Kazuhiro Kobayashi, Akihiro Hirata, Tomohiro Kanayama, Ayumi Niwa, Kazuhisa Ishida, Takayuki Nakashima, Yuichiro Hatano, Natsuko Suzui, Tatsuhiko Miyazaki, Akira Hara
Serrated lesions in the colorectum are currently predominantly classified as hyperplastic polyps (HPs), sessile serrated adenomas/polyps (SSA/Ps), and traditional serrated adenomas (TSAs) according to their morphology. However, the histological morphology and the molecular changes in the serrated lesions are still unclear. We performed immunohistochemistry for Ki67, p16INK4a, and WNT5A in human HPs (n=22), SSA/Ps (n=41), and TSAs (n=19). The distribution of Ki67 and p16INK4a positive cells in TSAs was different from that in HPs and SSA/Ps...
June 15, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590025/apobec3g-is-increasingly-expressed-on-the-human-uterine-cervical-intraepithelial-neoplasia-along-with-disease-progression
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Takashi Iizuka, Kousho Wakae, Mitsuhiro Nakamura, Koichi Kitamura, Masanori Ono, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Masamichi Muramatsu
PROBLEM: APOBEC3G (A3G) is a cytidine deaminase that exhibits antiviral activity by introducing C-to-T hypermutation in viral DNA. We recently observed the distinct presence of C-to-T hypermutation of human papillomavirus DNA in uterine cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN), suggesting the possible involvement of A3G in the mutation-inducing process. Consequently, we investigated the association of A3G expression with CIN progression in this study. METHOD OF STUDY: Patients who had undergone cervical conization due to CIN1 (n=11), CIN2 (n=9), CIN3 (n=12), and micro-invasive squamous cell carcinoma (n=2) were included...
June 7, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577297/prevalence-and-type-distribution-of-human-papillomavirus-in-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-intraepithelial-neoplasia-of-the-vulva
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Mette T Faber, Freja L Sand, Vanna Albieri, Bodil Norrild, Susanne K Kjaer, Freija Verdoodt
In this updated systematic review and meta-analysis, we estimate the pooled prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA and HPV type distribution in squamous cell carcinoma of the vulva (vulvar cancer) and vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN). PubMed, Embase and Cochrane Library databases were used to identify studies published between 1990 and 2015 and using a PCR-based or hybrid capture test to evaluate the presence of HPV DNA in vulvar cancer or VIN. Pooled estimates of the HPV prevalence with corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CI) were calculated based on a random effects model...
June 2, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567040/a-unique-cellular-and-molecular-microenvironment-is-present-in-tertiary-lymphoid-organs-of-patients-with-spontaneous-prostate-cancer-regression
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María de la Luz García-Hernández, Norma Ofelia Uribe-Uribe, Ricardo Espinosa-González, W Martin Kast, Shabaana A Khader, Javier Rangel-Moreno
OBJECTIVE: Multiple solid cancers contain tertiary lymphoid organs (TLO). However, it is unclear whether they promote tumor rejection, facilitate tumor evasion, or simply whether they are a byproduct of chronic inflammation. We hypothesize that although chronic inflammation induces TLO formation, the tumor milieu can modulate TLO organization and functions in prostate cancer. Therefore, our study seeks to elucidate the cellular and molecular signatures in unique prostatectomy specimens from evanescent carcinoma patients to identify markers of cancer regression, which could be harnessed to modulate local immunosuppression or potentially enhance TLO function...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543931/severe-asthma-in-children
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Andrew Bush, Louise Fleming, Sejal Saglani
Most children with asthma have their disease easily controlled if low-dose inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) are regularly and correctly administered. If a child presents with asthma which is apparently resistant to therapy with high-dose ICS and other controllers, then they have problematic severe asthma. However, in light of the UK National Review of Asthma Deaths, definitions of severe asthma based solely on the levels of prescribed treatment are too narrow. A detailed assessment of all such children should be performed...
May 25, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530714/cd8%C3%AE-%C3%AE-intraepithelial-lymphocytes-arise-from-two-main-thymic-precursors
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Roland Ruscher, Rebecca L Kummer, You Jeong Lee, Stephen C Jameson, Kristin A Hogquist
TCRαβ(+)CD4(-)CD8α(+)CD8β(-) intestinal intraepithelial lymphocytes (CD8αα IELs) are an abundant population of thymus-derived T cells that protect the gut barrier surface. We sought to better define the thymic IEL precursor (IELp) through analysis of its maturation, localization and emigration. We defined two precursor populations among TCRβ(+)CD4(-)CD8(-) thymocytes by dependence on the kinase TAK1 and rigorous lineage-exclusion criteria. Those IELp populations included a nascent PD-1(+) population and a T-bet(+) population that accumulated with age...
July 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525420/diagnostic-criteria-in-intraepithelial-pagetoid-neoplasms-a-histopathologic-study-and-evaluation-of-select-features-in-paget-disease-bowen-disease-and-melanoma-in-situ
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Amira Elbendary, Ruzeng Xue, Manuel Valdebran, Kara Melissa T Torres, Kruti Parikh, Inas Elattar, Eun Ji Kwon, Dirk M Elston
BACKGROUND: Paget disease, Bowen disease, and malignant melanoma in situ are intraepidermal neoplasms, characterized by the presence of pagetoid scatter of atypical cells in the epidermis. This study reviewed the frequency of select histologic criteria to validate their usefulness in the histologic distinction between these entities. METHODS: One hundred forty-four specimens with the diagnosis of Bowen disease, 144 specimens with Paget disease (mammary and extramammary), and 144 specimens with malignant melanoma in situ were examined microscopically to define frequencies of select histologic criteria present in each disease...
June 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514662/a-murine-intestinal-intraepithelial-nkp46-negative-innate-lymphoid-cell-population-characterized-by-group-1-properties
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Aline Van Acker, Konrad Gronke, Aindrila Biswas, Liesbet Martens, Yvan Saeys, Jessica Filtjens, Sylvie Taveirne, Els Van Ammel, Tessa Kerre, Patrick Matthys, Tom Taghon, Bart Vandekerckhove, Jean Plum, Ildiko Rita Dunay, Andreas Diefenbach, Georges Leclercq
The Ly49E receptor is preferentially expressed on murine innate-like lymphocytes, such as epidermal Vγ3 T cells, intestinal intraepithelial CD8αα(+) T lymphocytes, and CD49a(+) liver natural killer (NK) cells. As the latter have recently been shown to be distinct from conventional NK cells and have innate lymphoid cell type 1 (ILC1) properties, we investigated Ly49E expression on intestinal ILC populations. Here, we show that Ly49E expression is very low on known ILC populations, but it can be used to define a previously unrecognized intraepithelial innate lymphoid population...
May 16, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513593/jak3-deficiency-blocks-innate-lymphoid-cell-development
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M L Robinette, M Cella, J B Telliez, T K Ulland, A D Barrow, K Capuder, S Gilfillan, L-L Lin, L D Notarangelo, M Colonna
Loss-of-function mutations in the tyrosine kinase JAK3 cause autosomal recessive severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID). Defects in this form of SCID are restricted to the immune system, which led to the development of immunosuppressive JAK inhibitors. We find that the B6.Cg-Nr1d1(tm1Ven)/LazJ mouse line purchased from Jackson Laboratories harbors a spontaneous mutation in Jak3, generating a SCID phenotype and an inability to generate antigen-independent professional cytokine-producing innate lymphoid cells (ILCs)...
May 17, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503936/immune-responses-following-experimental-infection-with-ascaridia-galli-and-necrotic-enteritis-in-broiler-chickens
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Isabelle Ruhnke, Nicholas Matthew Andronicos, Peter Hunt, Brad Hine, Nisha Sharma, Sarbast K Kheravii, Shu-Biao Wu, Robert A Swick
Broilers commonly suffer from necrotic enteritis (NE). Other gastrointestinal infectious diseases affect poultry, including nematode infections which are considered a re-emerging disease in barn and free-range systems. The aim of this study was to characterise the immune response of broilers after artificial infection with NE and contrast these with responses to the nematode Ascaridia galli and determine whether immune parameters measured during the course of infection can be used to distinguish infected from uninfected birds...
May 15, 2017: Avian Pathology: Journal of the W.V.P.A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494934/the-expression-of-nkg2d-on-porcine-iel-and-its-possible-relation-to-the-adaptive-intestinal-immune-system
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Sara Altmeyer, Jürgen Zentek, Wilfried Vahjen, Lydia Scharek-Tedin
The gastrointestinal tract contains a multitude of components which include intraepithelial lymphocytes (IEL). IELs have been reported to express a variety of surface receptors that enable cross talk among various cell populations. The purpose of the reported investigation was to determine which IEL populations express the natural killer cell receptor NKG2D which is an activating receptor that plays a role in cytolytic responses. In a feeding experiment with piglets, IELs were isolated from jejunal tissue at three different stages post weaning...
May 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494866/epithelial-histone-deacetylase-3-instructs-intestinal-immunity-by-coordinating-local-lymphocyte-activation
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Nazanin Navabi, Jordan Whitt, Shu-En Wu, Vivienne Woo, Jessica Moncivaiz, Michael B Jordan, Bruce A Vallance, Sing Sing Way, Theresa Alenghat
Mucosal tissues are constantly in direct contact with diverse beneficial and pathogenic microbes, highlighting the need for orchestrating complex microbial signals to sustain effective host defense. Here, we show an essential role for intestinal epithelial cell expression of histone deacetylase 3 (HDAC3) in responding to pathogenic microbes and activating protective innate immunity. Mice lacking HDAC3 in intestinal epithelial cells were more susceptible to Citrobacter rodentium when under tonic stimulation by the commensal microbiota...
May 9, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474815/probiotic-supplementation-promotes-a-reduction-in-t-cell-activation-an-increase-in-th17-frequencies-and-a-recovery-of-intestinal-epithelium-integrity-and-mitochondrial-morphology-in-art-treated-hiv-1-positive-patients
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Gabriella d'Ettorre, Giacomo Rossi, Carolina Scagnolari, Mauro Andreotti, Noemi Giustini, Sara Serafino, Ivan Schietroma, Giuseppe Corano Scheri, Saeid Najafi Fard, Vito Trinchieri, Paola Mastromarino, Carla Selvaggi, Silvia Scarpona, Gianfranco Fanello, Fausto Fiocca, Giancarlo Ceccarelli, Guido Antonelli, Jason M Brenchley, Vincenzo Vullo
INTRODUCTION: HIV infection is characterized by a persistent immune activation associated to a compromised gut barrier immunity and alterations in the profile of the fecal flora linked with the progression of inflammatory symptoms. The effects of high concentration multistrain probiotic (Vivomixx®, Viale del Policlinico 155, Rome, Italy in EU; Visbiome®, Dupont, Madison, Wisconsin in USA) on several aspects of intestinal immunity in ART-experienced HIV-1 patients was evaluated. METHODS: A sub-study of a longitudinal pilot study was performed in HIV-1 patients who received the probiotic supplement twice a day for 6 months (T6)...
April 20, 2017: Immunity, Inflammation and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469075/bilirubin-suppresses-th17-immunity-in-colitis-by-upregulating-cd39
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Maria Serena Longhi, Marta Vuerich, Alireza Kalbasi, Jessica E Kenison, Ada Yeste, Eva Csizmadia, Byron Vaughn, Linda Feldbrugge, Shuji Mitshuhashi, Barbara Wegiel, Leo Otterbein, Alan Moss, Francisco J Quintana, Simon C Robson
Unconjugated bilirubin (UCB), a product of heme oxidation, has known immunosuppressant properties but the molecular mechanisms, other than antioxidant effects, remain largely unexplored. We note that UCB modulates T helper type 17 (Th17) immune responses, in a manner dependent upon heightened expression of CD39 ectonucleotidase. UCB has protective effects in experimental colitis, where it enhances recovery after injury and preferentially boosts IL-10 production by colonic intraepithelial CD4+ cells. In vitro, UCB confers immunoregulatory properties on human control Th17 cells, as reflected by increased levels of FOXP3 and CD39 with heightened cellular suppressor ability...
May 4, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468064/-prevalence-of-type-specific-human-papillomavirus-infection-among-18-45-year-old-women-from-the-general-population-in-liuzhou-guangxi-zhuang-autonomous-region-a-cross-sectional-study
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X Wu, J Zhao, X L Cui, Q Li, H Tao, Q J Pan, X Zhang, W Chen, Y P Li, R C Li, T Wu, M Q Li
Objective: To analyze the type-specific prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) among women aged 18-45 years from the general population in Liuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Methods: Totally, 2 300 women aged 18-45 years old were enrolled in Liuzhou,from March to July, 2013. Cervical exfoliated cells were collected for liquid based cytological and HPV DNA tests. Women were referred to colposcopy exam, based on the clinical practice guideline. Results: Overall, the prevalence rates of any HPV or oncogenic HPV appeared as 22...
April 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468038/-sorting-role-of-p16-ink4a-ki-67-double-immunostaining-in-the-cervical-cytology-specimens-of-ascus-and-lsil-cases
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J Yu, H T Zhu, J J Zhao, J Z Su, Y D Xia
Objective: To investigate the sorting effect of p16(INK4a)/Ki-67 double immunostaining method in patients with atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ASCUS) or low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (LSIL) cytology results. Methods: Four-hundred and twenty cases collected during April 2014 to February 2015 of cervical cytology of ASCUS (n=318) and LSIL (n=102) were selected, and residual liquid-based cytology specimens were used for p16(INK4a)/Ki-67 double immunostaining. The sensitivity and specificity of the detection of cervical precancerous lesions and cervical cancer were calculated, and the results were compared with high risk HPV...
May 8, 2017: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
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