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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332538/role-of-infiltrating-monocytes-in-the-development-of-radiation-induced-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Angela M Groves, Carl J Johnston, Jacqueline P Williams, Jacob N Finkelstein
Lung exposure to radiation induces an injury response that includes the release of cytokines and chemotactic mediators; these signals recruit immune cells to execute inflammatory and wound-healing processes. However, radiation alters the pulmonary microenvironment, dysregulating the immune responses and preventing a return to homeostasis. Importantly, dysregulation is observed as a chronic inflammation, which can progress into pneumonitis and promote pulmonary fibrosis; inflammatory monocytes, which are bone marrow derived and express CCR2, have been shown to migrate into the lung after radiation exposure...
January 13, 2018: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332456/the-combined-antitumor-effects-of-125i-radioactive-particle-implantation-and-cytokine-induced-killer-cell-therapy-on-xenograft-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-a-mouse-model
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Junyong Zhang, Nian Wu, Zhengrong Lian, Huyi Feng, Qing Jiang, Xianfeng Chen, Jianping Gong, Zhengrong Qiao
The combination of radiotherapy and immunotherapy has shown great promise in eradicating tumors. For example, 125I radioactive particle implantation and cytokine-induced killer cell therapies have demonstrated efficacy in treating hepatocellular carcinoma. However, the mechanism of this combination therapy remains unknown. In this study, we utilized cytokine-induced killer cells obtained from human peripheral blood mononuclear cells along with 125I radioactive particle implantation to treat subcutaneous hepatocellular carcinoma xenograft tumors in BALB/c nude mice...
December 2017: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332339/p21-does-but-p53-does-not-predict-pathological-response-to-preoperative-chemoradiotherapy-in-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer
#3
Suzana Stojanovic-Rundic, Radmila Jankovic, Marjan Micev, Vladimir Nikolic, Ivan Popov, Dusica Gavrilovic, Vesna Plesinac-Karapandzic, Aleksandra Djuric-Stefanovic, Zoran Krivokapic, Sinisa Radulovic
PURPOSE: Preoperative chemoradiotherapy (CRT) is the standard treatment option in locally advanced rectal cancer. The tumor response is assessed through tumor and nodal downstaging and the tumor regression grade. Currently, there is no method to predict a tumor response to CRT. We aimed to evaluate whether p21 and p53 expressions could be a reliable predictors of pathological response to CRT. METHODS: Fifty patients with locally advanced rectal cancer were treated with preoperative radiotherapy combined with mitomycin C and capecitabine...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332322/tumor-immunology-and-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#4
REVIEW
Chi Young Jung, Scott J Antonia
Lung cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers and the leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Although progress in the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has been made over the past decade, the 5-year survival rate in patients with lung cancer remains only 10%-20%. Obviously, new therapeutic options are required for patients with advanced NSCLC and unmet medical needs. Cancer immunotherapy is an evolving treatment modality that uses a patient's own immune systems to fight cancer...
January 2018: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332158/combined-sublethal-irradiation-and-agonist-anti-cd40-enhance-donor-t-cell-accumulation-and-control-of-autochthonous-murine-pancreatic-tumors
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Lindsay K Ward-Kavanagh, Kathleen M Kokolus, Timothy K Cooper, Aron E Lukacher, Todd D Schell
Tumor-reactive T lymphocytes can promote the regression of established tumors. However, their efficacy is often limited by immunosuppressive mechanisms that block T cell accumulation or function. ACT provides the opportunity to ameliorate immune suppression prior to transfer of tumor-reactive T cells to improve the therapeutic benefit. We evaluated the combination of lymphodepleting whole body irradiation (WBI) and agonist anti-CD40 (αCD40) antibody on control of established autochthonous murine neuroendocrine pancreatic tumors following the transfer of naïve tumor-specific CD8 T cells...
January 13, 2018: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331642/protein-adaptations-in-extremophiles-an-insight-into-extremophilic-connection-of-mycobacterial-proteome
#6
REVIEW
Ashutosh Kumar, Anwar Alam, Deeksha Tripathi, Mamta Rani, Hafeeza Khatoon, Saurabh Pandey, Nasreen Z Ehtesham, Seyed E Hasnain
The biological paradox about how extremophiles persist at extreme ecological conditions throws a fascinating picture of the enormous potential of a single cell to adapt to homeostatic conditions in order to propagate. Unicellular organisms face challenges from both environmental factors and the ecological niche provided by the host tissue. Although the existence of extremophiles and their physiological properties were known for a long time, availability of whole genome sequence has catapulted the study on mechanisms of adaptation and the underlying principles that have enabled these unique organisms to withstand evolutionary and environmental pressures...
January 10, 2018: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330552/dosimetry-prediction-for-clinical-translation-of-64cu-pembrolizumab-immunopet-targeting-human-pd-1-expression
#7
Arutselvan Natarajan, Chirag B Patel, Frezghi Habte, Sanjiv S Gambhir
The immune checkpoint programmed death 1 receptor (PD-1) expressed on some tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes, and its ligand (PD-L1) expressed on tumor cells, enable cancers to evade the immune system. Blocking PD-1 with the monoclonal antibody pembrolizumab is a promising immunotherapy strategy. Thus, noninvasively quantifying the presence of PD-1 expression in the tumor microenvironment prior to initiation of immune checkpoint blockade may identify the patients likely to respond to therapy. We have developed a 64Cu-pembrolizumab radiotracer and evaluated human dosimetry...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328976/pattern-of-programmed-cell-death-ligand-1-expression-and-cd8-positive-t-cell-infiltration-before-and-after-chemoradiotherapy-in-rectal-cancer
#8
Atsushi Ogura, Takashi Akiyoshi, Noriko Yamamoto, Hiroshi Kawachi, Yuichi Ishikawa, Seiichi Mori, Koji Oba, Masato Nagino, Yosuke Fukunaga, Masashi Ueno
BACKGROUND: The synergistic effect of combining immune checkpoint inhibitors with radiotherapy was reported recently, but there are few studies on programmed cell death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) expression in rectal cancer treated by preoperative chemoradiotherapy (CRT). The aim of the present study was to investigate the PD-L1 expression status before and after CRT and its association with clinicopathological characteristics and recurrence in rectal cancer. METHODS: Immunostainings of PD-L1 and CD8 were performed in 287 patients with rectal cancer treated by CRT...
January 9, 2018: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328462/serum-and-glucocorticoid-regulated-kinase-1-sgk1-is-a-predictor-of-poor-prognosis-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-and-its-dynamic-pattern-following-treatment-with-sgk1-inhibitor-and-%C3%AE-ray-irradiation-was-elucidated
#9
Zhiyuan Tang, Qin Shen, Hao Xie, Zhu Zhou, Guanglin Shi, Caixin Zhang, Anaz Mohammed, Yi Wu, Songshi Ni, Xiaoyu Zhou
The tumor suppressor gene p53 and its dynamic patterns have caused widespread attention in the field of cancer research. Serum and glucocorticoid-regulated kinase 1 (SGK1) with features of serine/threonine kinase activity, which also contributes to the structural and functional similarities with the AKT family of kinases, is a key enzyme in the regulation of immune responses in tumor cells, and SGK1 was noted to be expressed in close relation to p53 protein levels, and there exists a negative feedback pathway between intracellular SGK1 and p53...
January 3, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327130/main-steps-in-dna-double-strand-break-repair-an-introduction-to-homologous-recombination-and-related-processes
#10
REVIEW
Lepakshi Ranjha, Sean M Howard, Petr Cejka
DNA double-strand breaks arise accidentally upon exposure of DNA to radiation and chemicals or result from faulty DNA metabolic processes. DNA breaks can also be introduced in a programmed manner, such as during the maturation of the immune system, meiosis, or cancer chemo- or radiotherapy. Cells have developed a variety of repair pathways, which are fine-tuned to the specific needs of a cell. Accordingly, vegetative cells employ mechanisms that restore the integrity of broken DNA with the highest efficiency at the lowest cost of mutagenesis...
January 11, 2018: Chromosoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325640/selective-egf-receptor-inhibition-in%C3%A2-cd4-%C3%A2-t%C3%A2-cells-induces-anergy-and%C3%A2-limits%C3%A2-atherosclerosis
#11
Lynda Zeboudj, Mikael Maître, Lea Guyonnet, Ludivine Laurans, Jeremie Joffre, Jeremie Lemarie, Simon Bourcier, Wared Nour-Eldine, Coralie Guérin, Jonas Friard, Abdelilah Wakkach, Elizabeth Fabre, Alain Tedgui, Ziad Mallat, Pierre-Louis Tharaux, Hafid Ait-Oufella
BACKGROUND: Several epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitors have been successfully developed for the treatment of cancer, limiting tumor growth and metastasis. EGFR is also expressed by leukocytes, but little is known about its role in the modulation of the immune response. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine whether EGFR expressed on CD4+ T cells is functional and to address the consequences of EGFR inhibition in atherosclerosis, a T cell-mediated vascular chronic inflammatory disease...
January 16, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324212/managing-patients-with-oligometastatic-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#12
Sarah Jo Stephens, Michael J Moravan, Joseph K Salama
Metastatic lung cancer has long been considered incurable, with the goal of treatment being palliation. However, a clinically meaningful number of these patients with limited metastases (approximately 25%) are living long term after definitive treatment to all sites of active disease. These patients with so-called oligometastatic disease likely represent a distinct clinical group who may possess a more indolent biology compared with their more widely metastatic counterparts. Hellman and Weichselbaum proposed the existence of the oligometastatic state, on the basis of the spectrum theory of cancer spread...
January 2018: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324175/radiation-and-age-associated-changes-in-peripheral-blood-dendritic-cell-populations-among-aging-atomic-bomb-survivors-in-japan
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Junko Kajimura, Heather E Lynch, Susan Geyer, Benjamin French, Mika Yamaoka, Ivo D Shterev, Gregory D Sempowski, Seishi Kyoizumi, Kengo Yoshida, Munechika Misumi, Waka Ohishi, Tomonori Hayashi, Kei Nakachi, Yoichiro Kusunoki
Previous immunological studies in atomic bomb survivors have suggested that radiation exposure leads to long-lasting changes, similar to immunological aging observed in T-cell-adaptive immunity. However, to our knowledge, late effects of radiation on dendritic cells (DCs), the key coordinators for activation and differentiation of T cells, have not yet been investigated in humans. In the current study, we hypothesized that numerical and functional decreases would be observed in relationship to radiation dose in circulating conventional DCs (cDCs) and plasmacytoid DCs (pDCs) among 229 Japanese A-bomb survivors...
January 2018: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320562/m1-like-macrophages-change-tumor-blood-vessels-and-microenvironment-in-murine-melanoma
#14
Magdalena Jarosz-Biej, Natalia Kamińska, Sybilla Matuszczak, Tomasz Cichoń, Jolanta Pamuła-Piłat, Justyna Czapla, Ryszard Smolarczyk, Daria Skwarzyńska, Klaudia Kulik, Stanisław Szala
Tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) play a significant role in at least two key processes underlying neoplastic progression: angiogenesis and immune surveillance. TAMs phenotypic changes play important role in tumor vessel abnormalization/ normalization. M2-like TAMs stimulate immunosuppression and formation of defective tumor blood vessels leading to tumor progression. In contrast M1-like TAMs trigger immune response and normalize irregular tumor vascular network which should sensitize cancer cells to chemo- and radiotherapy and lead to tumor growth regression...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318095/green-and-red-fluorescent-dyes-for-translational-applications-in-imaging-and-sensing-analytes-a-dual-color-flag
#15
REVIEW
Elisabete Oliveira, Emilia Bértolo, Cristina Núñez, Viviane Pilla, Hugo M Santos, Javier Fernández-Lodeiro, Adrian Fernández-Lodeiro, Jamila Djafari, José Luis Capelo, Carlos Lodeiro
Red and green are two of the most-preferred colors from the entire chromatic spectrum, and red and green dyes are widely used in biochemistry, immunohistochemistry, immune-staining, and nanochemistry applications. Selective dyes with green and red excitable chromophores can be used in biological environments, such as tissues and cells, and can be irradiated with visible light without cell damage. This critical review, covering a period of five years, provides an overview of the most-relevant results on the use of red and green fluorescent dyes in the fields of bio-, chemo- and nanoscience...
January 2018: ChemistryOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315531/phanerozoic-survivors-actinopterygian-evolution-through-the-permo-triassic-and-triassic-jurassic-mass-extinction-events
#16
Fiann M Smithwick, Thomas L Stubbs
Actinopterygians (ray-finned fishes) successfully passed through four of the big five mass extinction events of the Phanerozoic, but the effects of these crises on the group are poorly understood. Many researchers have assumed that the Permo-Triassic mass extinction (PTME) and end-Triassic extinction (ETE) had little impact on actinopterygians, despite devastating many other groups. Here, two morphometric techniques, geometric (body shape) and functional (jaw morphology), are used to assess the effects of these two extinction events on the group...
January 9, 2018: Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311387/critical-interactions-between-immunogenic-cancer-cell-death-oncolytic-viruses-and-the-immune-system-define-the-rational-design-of-combination-immunotherapies
#17
REVIEW
Jacob P van Vloten, Samuel T Workenhe, Sarah K Wootton, Karen L Mossman, Byram W Bridle
Oncolytic viruses (OVs) are multimodal cancer therapeutics, with one of their dominant mechanisms being in situ vaccination. There is a growing consensus that optimal cancer therapies should generate robust tumor-specific immune responses. Immunogenic cell death (ICD) is a paradigm of cellular demise culminating in the spatiotemporal release of danger-associated molecular patterns that induce potent anticancer immunity. Alongside traditional ICD inducers like anthracycline chemotherapeutics and radiation, OVs have emerged as novel members of this class of therapeutics...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309991/nir-responsive-cancer-cytomembrane-cloaked-carrier-free-nanosystems-for-highly-efficient-and-self-targeted-tumor-drug-delivery
#18
Ning Zhang, Minghui Li, Xuetan Sun, Huizhen Jia, Wenguang Liu
Cell membrane-camouflaged nanoparticles for cancer therapy have received a burgeoning interest over the past years. However, the low drug loading and intratumoral release efficiency, and lack of precise targeting remains a big challenge; in addition, foreign carriers used may pose an expected burden in the course of metabolism. In this study, we designed and fabricated a novel NIR-responsive highly targeted carrier-free nanosystem by coating the exactly identical source of cracked cancer cell membranes (CCCMs) specifically derived from the homologous tumors onto the surface of the co-assembly nanoparticles of doxorubicin (DOX) and FDA-approved photothermal agent, indocyanine green (ICG)...
January 4, 2018: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309540/radiotherapy-and-anti-pd-1-pd-l1-combinations-in-lung-cancer-building-better-translational-research-platforms
#19
T Kordbacheh, J Honeychurch, F Blackhall, C Faivre-Finn, T Illidge
Despite the unheralded success of immune checkpoint blockade in delivering durable responses for some patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), the majority of patients do not respond. PD-L1 tumour expression and pre-existing tumour T-cell infiltration have been correlated with improved clinical outcomes to anti-PD-1/anti-PD-L1. However, patients with tumours that are negative for PD-L1 expression can also respond to treatment. Strategies to combine other treatment modalities like radiotherapy with immune checkpoint inhibitors are being investigated as means of improving the response rates to PD-1/PD-L1 antibody blockade...
December 22, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309266/radiation-induced-long-noncoding-rnas-in-a-mouse-model-after-whole-body-irradiation
#20
Molykutty J Aryankalayil, Sunita Chopra, Joel Levin, Iris Eke, Adeola Makinde, Shaoli Das, Uma Shankavaram, Claire Vanpouille-Box, Sandra Demaria, C Norman Coleman
Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are emerging as key molecules in regulating many biological processes and have been implicated in development and disease pathogenesis. Biomarkers of cancer and normal tissue response to treatment are of great interest in precision medicine, as well as in public health and medical management, such as for assessment of radiation injury after an accidental or intentional exposure. Circulating and functional RNAs, including microRNAs (miRNAs) and lncRNAs, in whole blood and other body fluids are potential valuable candidates as biomarkers...
January 8, 2018: Radiation Research
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