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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719632/viscum-album-neutralizes-tumor-induced-immunosuppression-in-a-human-in-vitro-cell-model
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Carmen Steinborn, Amy Marisa Klemd, Ann-Sophie Sanchez-Campillo, Sophie Rieger, Marieke Scheffen, Barbara Sauer, Manuel Garcia-Käufer, Konrad Urech, Marie Follo, Annekathrin Ücker, Gunver Sophia Kienle, Roman Huber, Carsten Gründemann
Tumor cells have the capacity to secrete immunosuppressive substances in order to diminish dendritic cell (DC) activity and thereby escape from immune responses. The impact of mistletoe (Viscum album) extracts (VAE), which are frequently used as an additive anti-cancer therapy to stimulate the immune response, is still unknown. Using a human cellular system, the impact of two different VAE (VAEA + VAEI) on the maturation of human dendritic cells and on T cell function has been investigated using flow cytometry, automated fluorescence microscopy and cytokine bead array assays...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719489/antithrombin-iii-attenuates-aki-following-acute-severe-pancreatitis
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Yiwei Kong, Jianyong Yin, Dongsheng Cheng, Zeyuan Lu, Niansong Wang, Feng Wang, Mingyu Liang
BACKGROUND: Antithrombin III (ATIII), the predominant coagulation factor inhibitor, possesses anti-inflammatory properties and exerts reno-protective effects on renal ischemia-reperfusion injury in animal models. However, the ATIII's protective effects of ATIII on acute kidney injury (AKI) following severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) need to be confirmed. METHODS: We assessed the association between ATIII activities and the incidence of AKI in patients with SAP, and explored therapeutic effects and potential mechanisms of ATIII on kidney injury in sodium taurocholate induced SAP rat model...
July 17, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719152/a-first-in-human-phase-i-multicenter-open-label-dose-escalation-study-of-the-oral-raf-vegfr-2-inhibitor-raf265-in-locally-advanced-or-metastatic-melanoma-independent-from-braf-mutation-status
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Benjamin Izar, William Sharfman, F Stephen Hodi, Donald Lawrence, Keith T Flaherty, Ravi Amaravadi, Kevin B Kim, Igor Puzanov, Jeffrey Sosman, Reinhard Dummer, Simone M Goldinger, Lyhping Lam, Shefali Kakar, Zhongwen Tang, Oliver Krieter, David F McDermott, Michael B Atkins
To establish the maximum tolerated dose (MTD), dose-limiting toxicities (DLT), safety profile, and anti-tumor efficacy of RAF265. We conducted a multicenter, open-label, phase-I, dose-escalation trial of RAF265, an orally available RAF kinase/VEGFR-2 inhibitor, in patients with advanced or metastatic melanoma. Pharmacokinetic (PK) analysis, pharmacodynamics (PD) and tumor response assessment were conducted. We evaluated metabolic tumor response by 18[F]-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission tomography (FDG-PET), tissue biomarkers using immunohistochemistry (IHC), and modulators of angiogenesis...
July 18, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718812/therapeutic-efficacy-of-the-novel-stimuli-sensitive-nano-ferritins-containing-doxorubicin-in-a-head-and-neck-cancer-model
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Verena Damiani, Elisabetta Falvo, Giulio Fracasso, Luca Federici, Martina Pitea, Vincenzo De Laurenzi, Gianluca Sala, Pierpaolo Ceci
Doxorubicin is employed alone or in combination for the treatment of several hematological and solid malignancies; despite its efficacy, there are associated cardiotoxicity limits both in its application in patients with heart disease risk factors and also in its long-term use. HFt-MP-PAS40 is a genetically engineered human ferritin heavy chain (HFt)-based construct able to efficiently entrap and deliver doxorubicin to cancer cells. HF-MP-PAS contains a short motif sequence (defined as MP) responsive to proteolytic cleavage by tumor matrix metalloproteases (MMPs), located between each HFt subunit and a masking polypeptide sequence rich in proline (P), alanine (A), and serine (S) residues (PAS)...
July 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717943/a-pyrrole-based-natural-small-molecule-mitigates-hsp90-expression-in-mda-mb-231-cells-and-inhibits-tumor-angiogenesis-in-mice-by-inactivating-hsf-1
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K C Rashmi, H S Atreya, M Harsha Raj, Bharathi P Salimath, H S Aparna
Heat shock proteins (HSPs), molecular chaperones, are crucial for the cancer cells to facilitate proper functioning of various oncoproteins involved in cell survival, proliferation, migration, and tumor angiogenesis. Tumor cells are said to be "addicted" to HSPs. HSPs are overexpressed in many cancers due to upregulation of transcription factor Heat-shock factor 1 (HSF-1), the multifaceted master regulator of heat shock response. Therefore, pharmacological targeting of HSPs via HSF-1 is an effective strategy to treat malignant cancers like triple negative breast cancer...
July 17, 2017: Cell Stress & Chaperones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716484/the-anti-tumor-activity-of-the-stat3-inhibitor-stx-0119-occurs-via-promotion-of-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocyte-accumulation-in-temozolomide-resistant-glioblastoma-cell-line
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Yasuto Akiyama, Chizu Nonomura, Tadashi Ashizawa, Akira Iizuka, Ryota Kondou, Haruo Miyata, Takashi Sugino, Koichi Mitsuya, Nakamasa Hayashi, Yoko Nakasu, Akira Asai, Mamoru Ito, Yoshio Kiyohara, Ken Yamaguchi
STAT3 is considered to be a key molecule to mediating tumor-induced immunosuppression in various manners at tumor sites, by acting through immune-regulatory cytokines derived from the tumor cells. Specific anti-STAT3 inhibitors have been developed using nude mouse models transplanted with human tumor cells. However, mouse systems cannot accurately represent the human immune response induced by STAT3 inhibitors, and more humanized therapeutic model based on human immune cells and tumors are needed. In the present study, an immune-deficient NOG mouse with the deletion of both MHC-class I and class II genes, an MHC-double knockout mouse (dKO-NOG), was developed and used to establish humanized immunotherapeutic model...
July 14, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716148/prevalence-of-plasma-autoantibody-against-cancer-testis-antigen-ny-eso-1-in-htlv-1-infected-individuals-with-different-clinical-status
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Yasuo Shiohama, Tadasuke Naito, Toshio Matsuzaki, Reiko Tanaka, Takeaki Tomoyose, Hiroshi Takashima, Takuya Fukushima, Yuetsu Tanaka, Mineki Saito
BACKGROUND: Detection of specific immune responses against cancer/testis antigen NY-ESO-1 was recently reported in patients with adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATL) and human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1)-infected asymptomatic carriers (ACs). However, the relationship of the responses with the HTLV-1 proviral load (PVL) and the levels of viral gene expression remain unclear. FINDINGS: We measured plasma levels of autoantibodies to NY-ESO-1 immunogenic tumor antigen in HTLV-1-infected individuals with different clinical status, and in healthy controls...
July 17, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716080/pretreatment-antigen-specific-immunity-and-regulation-association-with-subsequent-immune-response-to-anti-tumor-dna-vaccination
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Laura E Johnson, Brian M Olson, Douglas G McNeel
BACKGROUND: Immunotherapies have demonstrated clinical benefit for many types of cancers, however many patients do not respond, and treatment-related adverse effects can be severe. Hence many efforts are underway to identify treatment predictive biomarkers. We have reported the results of two phase I trials using a DNA vaccine encoding prostatic acid phosphatase (PAP) in patients with biochemically recurrent prostate cancer. In both trials, persistent PAP-specific Th1 immunity developed in some patients, and this was associated with favorable changes in serum PSA kinetics...
July 18, 2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716069/angiosarcoma-treated-successfully-with-anti-pd-1-therapy-a-case-report
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Simran Sindhu, Lana H Gimber, Lee Cranmer, Ali McBride, Andrew S Kraft
BACKGROUND: Angiosarcomas are tumors of malignant endothelial origin that have a poor prognosis with a five-year survival of less than 40%. These tumors can be found in all age groups, but are more common in older patients; with the cutaneous form most common in older white men. Combined modality therapy including surgery and radiation appears to have a better outcome than each modality alone. When metastatic, agents such as liposomal doxorubicin, paclitaxel and ifosfamide have activity but it is short-lived and not curative...
July 18, 2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715713/metastasis-systems-biology-how-are-macro-environmental-signals-transmitted-into-microenvironmental-cues-for-disseminated-tumor-cells
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Candice Alexandra Grzelak, Cyrus Michael Ghajar
Disseminated breast tumor cells reside on or near stable microvascular endothelium. Currently, the cues that disrupt DTC dormancy and facilitate outgrowth are largely unknown. This article explores the hypothesis that specific patient lifestyle exposures (e.g., alcohol abuse) may disrupt the microenvironments that maintain disseminated tumor cell (DTC) dormancy in a tissue-specific fashion. We suggest that such exposures are 'transmitted' to the dormant niche in the form of injury. Thus, we discuss the relationship between wound healing and metastasis using liver as an example to illustrate how injury steers the phenotype of liver endothelium and perivascular hepatic stellate cells to a potentially pro-metastatic one...
July 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715649/excellent-response-to-anti-pd-1-therapy-in-a-patient-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Hirva Mamdani, Howard Wu, Bert H O'Neil, Amikar Sehdev
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is an aggressive cancer associated with high mortality worldwide. HCC develops in the setting of underlying cirrhosis due to chronic liver disease. Surgery is usually considered the treatment of choice for early disease; however, most patients have locally advanced or metastatic HCC at diagnosis in which case treatments are limited. Immune checkpoint blockade of programmed death receptor-1 (PD-1) pathway offers a potential treatment strategy based on the encouraging results of the phase I/II trial of nivolumab (Checkmate 040 trial)...
May 2017: Discovery Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714919/overcoming-oncogenic-mediated-tumor-immunity-in-prostate-cancer
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REVIEW
Geoffrey Bryant, Lin Wang, David J Mulholland
Immunotherapy is being tested intensively in clinical trials for prostate cancer; it includes immune checkpoint inhibition, prostate specific antigen (PSA) vaccines and dendritic cell-based strategies. Despite increasing evidence for clinical responses, the consensus of multiple trials is that prostate cancers are poorly responsive to immunotherapy. Prostate cancer has a high degree of pathological and genetic heterogeneity compared to other cancer types, which may account for immunotherapeutic resistance. This hypothesis also implies that select types of prostate tumors may be differentially responsive to immune-based strategies and that the clinical stage, pathological grade and underlying genetic landscape may be important criteria in identifying tumors that respond to immune therapies...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714406/role-of-the-immune-component-of-tumor-microenvironment-in-the-efficiency-of-cancer-treatment-perspectives-for-the-personalized-therapy
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Marina Stakheyeva, Vladimir Riabov, Irina Mitrofanova, Nikolai Litviakov, Evgeny Choynzonov, Nadezhda Cherdyntseva, Julia Kzhyshkowska
Despite significant progress in cancer diagnostics and development of novel therapeutic regimens, successful treatment of advanced forms of cancer is still a challenge and may require personalized therapeutic approaches. In this review, we analyzed major mechanisms responsible for tumor cells chemoresistance and emphasized that intratumor heterogeneity is a critical factor that limits efficiency of cancer treatment. Intratumor heterogeneity is caused by genomic instability in cancer cells, resulting in the selection of resistant clones...
July 14, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714032/atf3-promotes-migration-and-m1-m2-polarization-of-macrophages-by-activating-tenascin%C3%A2-c-via-wnt-%C3%AE-%C3%A2-catenin-pathway
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Hao Sha, Dianzhong Zhang, Yunfei Zhang, Yanhua Wen, Yucai Wang
There are different polarization states of macrophages, including the classically activated M1 phenotype and the alternatively activated M2 phenotype. These have different functions in the inflammation process. Activating transcription factor 3 (ATF3) is a key transcriptional regulator that inhibits the inflammatory response. However, the effects of ATF3 on migration and anti‑inflammatory control mechanisms of macrophages have not been thoroughly investigated. The present study investigated the effect of ATF3 on macrophage migration and M1/M2 polarization...
July 14, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714011/mangiferin-induces-apoptosis-in-human-ovarian-adenocarcinoma-ovcar3-cells-via-the-regulation-of-notch3
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Bingyu Zou, Hailian Wang, Yilong Liu, Ping Qi, Tiantian Lei, Minghan Sun, Yi Wang
Ovarian cancer is the most lethal gynecological malignancy in the world. Our previous studies showed that mangiferin, purified from plant source, possessed anti-neoplasm effect on human lung adenocarcinoma A549 cells. This study aimed to determine the apoptosis-inducing effect of mangiferin on human ovarian carcinoma OVCAR3 cells. By in vitro studies, we found mangiferin significantly inhibited viability of OVCAR3 cells, and remarkably increased the sensitivity of OVCAR3 cells to cisplatin. In addition, the activation of caspase-dependent apoptosis was observed in mangiferin treated ovarian cancer cells...
July 13, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713023/an-extended-mathematical-model-of-tumor-growth-and-its-interaction-with-the-immune-system-to-be-used-for-developing-an-optimized-immunotherapy-treatment-protocol
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Milad Qomlaqi, Fariba Bahrami, Maryam Ajami, Jamshid Hajati
BACKGROUND: chemotherapy is usually known as the main modality for cancer treatment. Nevertheless, most of chronic cancers could not be treated with chemotherapy alone. Immunotherapy is a new modality for cancer treatment that is effective for early stages of cancer and it has fewer side effects compared to chemotherapy, specifically for those types of cancer that are resistant to it. METHOD: This work presents an extended mathematical model to depict interactions between cancerous and adaptive immune system in mouse...
July 13, 2017: Mathematical Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712788/antimalarial-agent-artesunate-protects-concanavalin-a-induced-autoimmune-hepatitis-in-mice-by-inhibiting-inflammatory-responses
#17
Xin Zhao, MingJiang Liu, JinGui Li, ShaoJie Yin, YangYang Wu, AnYuan Wang
The anti-malarial drug artesunate (ARS) has been shown to possess anti-inflammatory activity. Its effect on autoimmune hepatitis remains unclear. Concanavalin A (Con A)-induced hepatitis was used in this study to reveal the potential action of ARS and the related mechanism. Mice were pretreated with ARS followed by Con A challenge. Con A caused obvious hepatic injury with higher levels of liver enzymes, elevated pro-inflammatory cytokines and activation of nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) and mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling pathways...
July 13, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711961/heat-shock-protein-70-nitric-oxide-effect-on-stretched-tubular-epithelial-cells-linked-to-wt-1-cytoprotection-during-neonatal-obstructive-nephropathy
#18
Luciana Mazzei, Fernando Darío Cuello-Carrión, Neil Docherty, Walter Manucha
BACKGROUND: Mechanical stress is a key pathogenic driver of apoptosis in the tubular epithelium in obstructive nephropathy. Heat shock protein 70 (Hsp70) and Wilms' tumor (WT-1) have been proposed to represent linked downstream effectors of the cytoprotective properties of NO. In the present study, we sought to evaluate whether the cytoprotective effects of L-arginine in neonatal obstructive nephropathy may be associated with NO-dependent increases in WT-1 and Hsp70 expression. METHODS: Neonatal Wistar-Kyoto rats were submitted to complete unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) and treated thereafter with vehicle, L-NAME or L-arginine by daily gavage for 14 days to block or augment NO levels, respectively...
July 15, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711922/hmgb1-promotes-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-and-renal-cell-carcinoma-immune-escape
#19
Jinfeng Li, Jiajia Sun, Ruiming Rong, Long Li, Wenjun Shang, Dongkui Song, Guiwen Feng, Feifei Luo
Despite high immunogenicity and marked presence of immune cells in the RCC(renal cell carcinoma), immunotherapy fails to develop effective anti-tumor immune responses. This is due to the negative regulatory factors in the tumor microenvironment. As the main contributor of immunosuppression, myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) inhibited anti-tumor immunity and promoted tumor progression. Meanwhile, it is confirmed that high mobility group box-1 protein (HMGB1) shows a high expression in many solid tumors and HMGB1 with high expression is involved in tumor immune escape...
June 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711286/novel-therapeutic-targets-for-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#20
REVIEW
Marjorie Argollo, Gionata Fiorino, Pieter Hindryck, Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet, Silvio Danese
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Crohn's disease (CD) and Ulcerative Colitis (UC), are immune mediated conditions associated with progressive damage of the inflamed gut tissue, and have a considerable impact on the patient's quality of life. The pathogenesis remains uncertain, but it is clear that complex mechanisms associated with host and luminal factors are involved, generating an unbalance between pro- and anti-inflammatory signaling. It is well established that the purpose of an adequate and complete control of the intestinal inflammation measured not only by clinical symptoms, but also with more objective data such as fecal biomarkers (calprotectin) and endoscopy...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
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