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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791768/vaccine-immunotherapy-with-arnax-induces-tumor-specific-memory-t-cells-and-durable-anti-tumor-immunity-in-mouse-models
#1
Yohei Takeda, Sumito Yoshida, Ken Takashima, Noriko Ishii-Mugikura, Hiroaki Shime, Tsukasa Seya, Misako Matsumoto
Immunological checkpoint blockade therapies benefit a limited population of cancer patients. We have previously shown that vaccine immunotherapy with TLR3-adjuvant and tumor antigen overcomes anti-programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) resistance in mouse tumor models. In this study, four different OVA-expressing tumor cell lines were implanted into syngeneic mice and subjected to antitumor immunotherapy using ARNAX and whole OVA protein. ARNAX is a Toll-like receptor 3-specific agonist that does not activate the MAVS pathway, and thus does not induce systemic inflammation...
May 23, 2018: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790849/-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-antibody-encephalitis-the-janus-faced-disorder
#2
Ildiko Sipos
The recognition of the antibody-mediated encephalitis as a separate entity among the immune disorders of the central nervous system was one of the greatest breakthroughs of the last two decades in neurology. Unlike viral or tumor-related encephalitis, the antibody-mediated form has a good response to immunotherapy, which gives a special clinical importance to the discovery. Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (anti-NMDAR) encephalitis is one of the first fully characterized antibody-mediated encephalitises. This article attempts to summarize the clinical features of this complex neuropsychiatric disorder with the aim to help its early recognition and to report the clinical course and the outcome of our six seropositive anti-NMDAR cases...
March 2018: Neuropsychopharmacologia Hungarica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784675/radiation-followed-by-ox40-stimulation-drives-local-and-abscopal-antitumor-effects-in-an-anti-pd1-resistant-lung-tumor-model
#3
Sharareh Niknam, Hampartsoum B Barsoumian, Jonathan E Schoenhals, Heather Jackson, Niranjan Yanamandra, Mauricio S Caetano, Ailin Li, Ahmed I Younes, Alexandra P Cadena, Taylor R Cushman, Joe Y Chang, Quynh Nguyen, Daniel R Gomez, Adi Diab, John V Heymach, Patrick Hwu, Maria Angelica Cortez, James W Welsh
PURPOSE: Radiation is used extensively to treat localized cancer, but improved understanding of its effects on the immune system have increased interest in its potential systemic (abscopal) effects, particularly in combination with checkpoint inhibitors such as anti-PD1. The majority of patients either do not respond or develop resistance to monotherapy over time. Here, we investigated the efficacy of OX40 (CD134) stimulation as an alternative immunotherapeutic approach in combination with radiotherapy (XRT) in a murine model of anti-PD1-resistant lung tumors...
May 21, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783020/immune-modulation-of-a-novel-lipid-soluble-extract-of-pinellia-pedatisecta-schott-in-the-tumor-microenvironment-of-an-hpv-tumor-burdened-mouse-model
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Haixia Huang, Mingxing Zhang, Meng Zhang, Jing Peng, Guiling Li, Congjian Xu, Suiqi Gui
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Pinellia pedatisecta Schott extract (PE), a traditional Chinese medicine, has been used to reduce swelling, dry dampness and suppress cervical tumors. AIMS: To evaluate the roles of PE in the regulation of anti-tumor effects and the cellular immune response in the tumor microenvironment. METHODS: The immune microenvironment of HPV+ TC-1 tumors was examined by immunohistochemistry, real-time PCR and flow cytometry...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777219/tissue-resident-memory-t-cells-at-the-center-of-immunity-to-solid-tumors
#5
REVIEW
Derk Amsen, Klaas P J M van Gisbergen, Pleun Hombrink, Rene A W van Lier
Immune responses in tissues are constrained by the physiological properties of the tissue involved. Tissue-resident memory T cells (TRM cells) are a recently discovered lineage of T cells specialized for life and function within tissues. Emerging evidence has shown that TRM cells have a special role in the control of solid tumors. A high frequency of TRM cells in tumors correlates with favorable disease progression in patients with cancer, and studies of mice have shown that TRM cells are necessary for optimal immunological control of solid tumors...
May 18, 2018: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774202/loss-of-the-cyclin-dependent-kinase-inhibitor-1-in-the-context-of-brachyury-mediated-phenotypic-plasticity-drives-tumor-resistance-to-immune-attack
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Duane H Hamilton, Kristen K McCampbell, Claudia Palena
The acquisition of mesenchymal features by carcinoma cells is now recognized as a driver of metastasis and tumor resistance to a range of anticancer therapeutics, including chemotherapy, radiation, and certain small-molecule targeted therapies. With the recent successful implementation of immunotherapies for the treatment of various types of cancer, there is growing interest in understanding whether an immunological approach could be effective at eradicating carcinoma cells bearing mesenchymal features. Recent studies, however, demonstrated that carcinoma cells that have acquired mesenchymal features may also exhibit decreased susceptibility to lysis mediated by immune effector cells, including antigen-specific CD8+ T cells, innate natural killer (NK), and lymphokine-activated killer (LAK) cells...
2018: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774034/targeting-vegf-vegfr-to-modulate-antitumor-immunity
#7
REVIEW
Ju Yang, Jing Yan, Baorui Liu
In addition to the crucial role in promoting the growth of tumor vessels, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is also immunosuppressive. VEGF can inhibit the function of T cells, increase the recruitment of regulatory T cells (Tregs) and myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs), and hinder the differentiation and activation of dendritic cells (DCs). Recent studies have investigated the role of antiangiogenic agents in antitumor immunity, especially in recent 3 years. Therefore, it is necessary to update the role of targeting VEGF/VEGFR in antitumor immunity...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768704/syntheses-and-immunological-evaluation-of-self-adjuvanting-clustered-n-acetyl-and-n-propionyl-sialyl-tn-combined-with-a-t-helper-cell-epitope-as-antitumor-vaccine-candidates
#8
Tsung-Che Chang, Yoshiyuki Manabe, Yukari Fujimoto, Shino Ohshima, Yoshie Kametani, Kazuya Kabayama, Yuka Nimura, Chun-Cheng Lin, Koichi Fukase
Sialyl-Tn (STn) is a tumor-associated carbohydrate antigen (TACA) rarely observed on healthy tissues. We synthesized two fully synthetic N-acetyl and N-propionyl STn trimer (triSTn) vaccines possessing a T-helper epitope and a TLR2 agonist, since the clustered STn antigens are highly expressed on many cancer cells. Immunization of both vaccines in mice induced the anti-triSTn IgG antibodies, which recognized triSTn-expressing cell lines PANC-1 and HepG2. The N-propionyl triSTn vaccine induced the triSTn-specific IgGs, while IgGs induced by the N-acetyl triSTn vaccine were less specific...
May 16, 2018: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764250/immunological-changes-with-kinase-inhibitor-therapy-for-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#9
Christopher Pleyer, Adrian Wiestner, Clare Sun
Ibrutinib and idelalisib are kinase inhibitors that have revolutionized the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Capable of inducing durable remissions, these agents also modulate the immune system. Both ibrutinib and idelalisib abrogate the tumor-supporting microenvironment by disrupting cell-cell interactions, modulating the T-cell compartment, and altering the cytokine milieu. Ibrutinib also partially restores T-cell and myeloid defects associated with CLL. In contrast, immune-related adverse effects, including pneumonitis, colitis, hepatotoxicity, and infections are of particular concern with idelalisib...
May 15, 2018: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764162/the-evolving-role-of-immune-oncology-in-colorectal-cancer
#10
Shaheenah Dawood
Metastatic colorectal cancer still remains an essentially non curable disease. However, with advances in chemotherapeutic and personalizing therapeutic approaches with the incorporation of targeted therapy such as anti-EGFR and anti-VEGF agents survival associated with metastatic colorectal cancer has certainly improved over the last two decades. Patients who are not amenable to surgery median survival remain approximately 2 to 3 years. In an attempt to improve prognostic outcome over the last decade research has focused on therapeutic options geared towards harnessing the immune system with success observed with the use of immune checkpoint inhibitors in the realm of a number of solid tumors including lung and renal cancer...
April 2018: Chinese Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760711/selective-modulation-of-tnf-tnfrs-signaling-insights-for-multiple-sclerosis-treatment
#11
REVIEW
Valentina Pegoretti, Wia Baron, Jon D Laman, Ulrich L M Eisel
Autoimmunity develops when self-tolerance mechanisms are failing to protect healthy tissue. A sustained reaction to self is generated, which includes the generation of effector cells and molecules that destroy tissues. A way to restore this intrinsic tolerance is through immune modulation that aims at refurbishing this immunologically naïve or unresponsive state, thereby decreasing the aberrant immune reaction taking place. One major cytokine has been shown to play a pivotal role in several autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and multiple sclerosis (MS): tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) modulates the induction and maintenance of an inflammatory process and it comes in two variants, soluble TNF (solTNF) and transmembrane bound TNF (tmTNF)...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760710/ionizing-radiation-induces-morphological-changes-and-immunological-modulation-of-jurkat-cells
#12
Patrick Voos, Sebastian Fuck, Fabian Weipert, Laura Babel, Dominique Tandl, Tobias Meckel, Stephanie Hehlgans, Claudia Fournier, Anna Moroni, Franz Rödel, Gerhard Thiel
Impairment or stimulation of the immune system by ionizing radiation (IR) impacts on immune surveillance of tumor cells and non-malignant cells and can either foster therapy response or side effects/toxicities of radiation therapy. For a better understanding of the mechanisms by which IR modulates T-cell activation and alters functional properties of these immune cells, we exposed human immortalized Jurkat cells and peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL) to X-ray doses between 0.1 and 5 Gy. This resulted in cellular responses, which are typically observed also in naïve T-lymphocytes in response of T-cell receptor immune stimulation or mitogens...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760339/the-potential-antifibrotic-impact-of-apocynin-and-alpha-lipoic-acid-in-concanavalin-a-induced-liver-fibrosis-in-rats-role-of-nadph-oxidases-1-and-4
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Mostafa R Fayed, Reem N El-Naga, El-Sayed Akool, Ebtehal El-Demerdash
Liver fibrosis results from chronic inflammation that precipitates excessive accumulation of extracellular matrix. Oxidative stress is involved in its pathogenesis. This study aimed to elucidate the potential antifibrotic effect of the NADPH oxidase (NOX) inhibitor, apocynin against concanavalin A (ConA)-induced immunological model of liver fibrosis, and to investigate the ability of the antioxidant, alpha-lipoic acid (α-LA) to potentiate this effect. Rats were treated with apocynin and/or α-LA for six weeks...
2018: Drug Discoveries & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758415/anti-tumor-effects-of-propranolol-adjuvant-activity-on-a-transplanted-murine-breast-cancer-model
#14
Somayeh Ashrafi, Reza Shapouri, Ahmad Shirkhani, Mehdi Mahdavi
Propranolol (Pro), a non-specific β-adrenergic blocking drug, competitively prevents the binding of catecholamines to receptors and suppresses cancer cells. The anti-tumor activity of propranolol has been proved in different kinds of cancers. In this study, we assessed the adjuvant activity of propranolol combined with a tumor vaccine model on the immunological parameters of breast tumor-bearing mice. Breast tumor pieces were implanted into the flank of inbred BALB/C female mice from stock mice. Tumor-bearing mice were treated with tumor antigen lysate vaccine and propranolol/Vaccine (Pro/Vac) combination (as treatment groups), propranolol and PBS (as control groups) for 5 consecutive days, every 12 h...
May 11, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755954/immune-response-generated-with-the-administration-of-autologous-dendritic-cells-pulsed-with-an-allogenic-tumoral-cell-lines-lysate-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-diffuse-intrinsic-pontine-glioma
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Daniel Benitez-Ribas, Raquel Cabezón, Georgina Flórez-Grau, Mari Carmen Molero, Patricia Puerta, Antonio Guillen, Sonia Paco, Angel M Carcaboso, Vicente Santa-Maria Lopez, Ofelia Cruz, Carmen de Torres, Noelia Salvador, Manel Juan, Jaume Mora, Andres Morales La Madrid
Background and objective: Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is a lethal brainstem tumor in children. Dendritic cells (DCs) have T-cell stimulatory capacity and, therefore, potential antitumor activity for disease control. DCs vaccines have been shown to reactivate tumor-specific T cells in both clinical and preclinical settings. We designed a phase Ib immunotherapy (IT) clinical trial with the use of autologous dendritic cells (ADCs) pulsed with an allogeneic tumors cell-lines lysate in patients with newly diagnosed DIPG after irradiation (radiation therapy)...
2018: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755464/oncolytic-viral-therapy-and-the-immune-system-a-double-edged-sword-against-cancer
#16
REVIEW
Giulia Marelli, Anwen Howells, Nicholas R Lemoine, Yaohe Wang
Oncolytic viral therapy is a new promising strategy against cancer. Oncolytic viruses (OVs) can replicate in cancer cells but not in normal cells, leading to lysis of the tumor mass. Beside this primary effect, OVs can also stimulate the immune system. Tumors are an immuno-suppressive environment in which the immune system is silenced in order to avoid the immune response against cancer cells. The delivery of OVs into the tumor wakes up the immune system so that it can facilitate a strong and durable response against the tumor itself...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754820/interfaces-of-malignant-and-immunologic-clonal-dynamics-in-ovarian-cancer
#17
Allen W Zhang, Andrew McPherson, Katy Milne, David R Kroeger, Phineas T Hamilton, Alex Miranda, Tyler Funnell, Nicole Little, Camila P E de Souza, Sonya Laan, Stacey LeDoux, Dawn R Cochrane, Jamie L P Lim, Winnie Yang, Andrew Roth, Maia A Smith, Julie Ho, Kane Tse, Thomas Zeng, Inna Shlafman, Michael R Mayo, Richard Moore, Henrik Failmezger, Andreas Heindl, Yi Kan Wang, Ali Bashashati, Diljot S Grewal, Scott D Brown, Daniel Lai, Adrian N C Wan, Cydney B Nielsen, Curtis Huebner, Basile Tessier-Cloutier, Michael S Anglesio, Alexandre Bouchard-Côté, Yinyin Yuan, Wyeth W Wasserman, C Blake Gilks, Anthony N Karnezis, Samuel Aparicio, Jessica N McAlpine, David G Huntsman, Robert A Holt, Brad H Nelson, Sohrab P Shah
High-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSC) exhibits extensive malignant clonal diversity with widespread but non-random patterns of disease dissemination. We investigated whether local immune microenvironment factors shape tumor progression properties at the interface of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) and cancer cells. Through multi-region study of 212 samples from 38 patients with whole-genome sequencing, immunohistochemistry, histologic image analysis, gene expression profiling, and T and B cell receptor sequencing, we identified three immunologic subtypes across samples and extensive within-patient diversity...
May 7, 2018: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754330/gender-differences-in-axial-spondyloarthritis-women-are-not-so-lucky
#18
REVIEW
T Rusman, R F van Vollenhoven, I E van der Horst-Bruinsma
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) was historically seen as a predominantly male disease. However, more recent data showed a more homogenous sex prevalence. Unfortunately, in many studies in axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), the number of women included is low and the analyses are often not stratified for gender distribution. The purpose of this review is to aggregate the existing data on gender differences in axSpA in order to increase the awareness that female axSpA patients are still under-recognized...
May 12, 2018: Current Rheumatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754190/allergic-and-immunologic-perspectives-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#19
REVIEW
Kofi Clarke, Jayakrishna Chintanaboina
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic immune-mediated inflammatory condition primarily involving the gastrointestinal tract. It includes Crohn's disease (CD), ulcerative colitis (UC), and a less common phenotype-indeterminate colitis. It is thought to result from a complex interplay of environmental, microbial, and host factors including genetic factors, although the exact mechanism is not known. Dietary factors have been shown to play a role in the pathogenesis of IBD and can potentially alter the intestinal microbiota as well as disrupt the immune function in the gut...
May 12, 2018: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752993/cancer-stem-cells-regulation-programs-immunological-properties-and-immunotherapy
#20
REVIEW
Dingxiao Zhang, Dean G Tang, Kiera Rycaj
It is becoming increasingly clear that virtually all types of human cancers harbor a small population of stem-like cancer cells (i.e., cancer stem cells, CSCs). These CSCs preexist in primary tumors, can self-renew and are more tolerant of standard treatments, such as antimitotic and molecularly targeted agents, most of which preferentially eliminate differentiated and proliferating cancer cells. CSCs are therefore postulated as the root of therapy resistance, relapse and metastasis. Aside from surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, immunotherapy is now established as the fourth pillar in the therapeutic armamentarium for patients with cancer, especially late-stage and advanced cancers...
May 9, 2018: Seminars in Cancer Biology
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