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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816299/-application-of-intraoperative-cell-salvage-combined-with-leukocyte-depletion-filter-on-radical-nephrectomy-for-renal-carcinoma-with-inferior-vena-cava-tumor-thrombus-2-case-reports
#1
H Zeng, X Y Rong, X Q Zhang, X Y Guo
Intraoperative cell salvage (IOCS) has been widely used to reduce allogeneic blood transfusion and prevent blood transfusion related complications during surgery. However, due to the risk of transfusion related reaction, contamination, and immunological reaction, its use for tumor patients has been controversial and limited. To explore the feasibility of the application of IOCS in cancer patients, we reported 2 cases of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) with tumor embolism in IVC that underwent radical nephrectomy,and inferior caval venous thrombectomy receiving IOCS combined with leukocyte depletion filter (LDF) from August 2016 to November 2016 in our hospital...
August 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815334/clinical-characteristics-of-patient-selection-and-imaging-predictors-of-outcome-in-solid-tumors-treated-with-checkpoint-inhibitors
#2
REVIEW
Sabrina Rossi, Luca Toschi, Angelo Castello, Fabio Grizzi, Luigi Mansi, Egesta Lopci
The rapidly evolving knowledge on tumor immunology and the continuous implementation of immunotherapy in cancer have recently led to the FDA and EMA approval of several checkpoint inhibitors as immunotherapic agents in clinical practice. Anti-CTLA-4, anti-PD-1, and anti-PDL-1 antibodies are becoming standard of care in advanced melanoma, as well as in relapsed or metastatic lung and kidney cancer, demonstrating higher and longer response compared to standard chemotherapy. These encouraging results have fostered the evaluation of these antibodies either alone or in combination with other therapies in several dozen clinical trials for the treatment of multiple tumor types...
August 16, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813678/therapeutic-antibodies-to-ganglioside-gd2-evolved-from-highly-selective-germline-antibodies
#3
Eric Sterner, Megan L Peach, Marc C Nicklaus, Jeffrey C Gildersleeve
Antibodies play a crucial role in host defense and are indispensable research tools, diagnostics, and therapeutics. Antibody generation involves binding of genomically encoded germline antibodies followed by somatic hypermutation and in vivo selection to obtain antibodies with high affinity and selectivity. Understanding this process is critical for developing monoclonal antibodies, designing effective vaccines, and understanding autoantibody formation. Prior studies have found that antibodies to haptens, peptides, and proteins evolve from polyspecific germline antibodies...
August 15, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811976/long-lived-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-slice-cultures-enable-precise-study-of-the-immune-microenvironment
#4
Xiuyun Jiang, Y David Seo, Jae Hyuck Chang, Andrew Coveler, Eslam N Nigjeh, Sheng Pan, Florencia Jalikis, Raymond S Yeung, Ian N Crispe, Venu G Pillarisetty
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) remains a deadly disease that is rarely cured, despite many recent successes with immunotherapy for other malignancies. As the human disease is heavily infiltrated by effector T cells, we postulated that accurately modeling the PDA immune microenvironment would allow us to study mechanisms of immunosuppression that could be overcome for therapeutic benefit. Using viable precision-cut slices from fresh PDA, we developed an organotypic culture system for this purpose. We confirmed that cultured slices maintain their baseline morphology, surface area, and microenvironment after at least 6 d in culture, and demonstrated slice survival by MTT assay and by immunohistochemistry staining with Ki-67 and cleaved-Caspase-3 antibodies...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808502/clinical-significance-of-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-for-gastric-cancer-in-the-era-of-immunology
#5
REVIEW
Byung Woog Kang, Jong Gwang Kim, In Hee Lee, Han Ik Bae, An Na Seo
Immunotherapy has begun to revolutionize cancer treatment, by introducing therapies that target the host immune system instead of the tumor, therapies that possess unique adverse event profiles, and therapies that may cure certain types of cancer. The immune microenvironment of tumors is emerging as the most important means of understanding the relationship between a patient' immune system and their cancer, informing prognosis, and guiding immunotherapy, such as an antibody blockade of immune checkpoints. For some solid tumors, simple quantitation of lymphocyte infiltration would seem to have prognostic significance, suggesting that lymphocyte infiltration is not passive but may actively promote or inhibit tumor growth...
July 15, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805806/lung-tumor-exome-files-with-t-cell-receptor-recombinations-a-mouse-model-of-t-cell-infiltrates-reflecting-mutation-burdens
#6
Yaping N Tu, Wei Lue Tong, Timothy J Fawcett, George Blanck
Tumor exomes and RNASeq data were originally intended for obtaining tumor mutations and gene expression profiles, respectively. However, recent work has determined that tumor exome and RNAseq read files contain reads representing T-cell and B-cell receptor (TcR and BcR) recombinations, presumably due to infiltrating lymphocytes. Furthermore, the recovery of immune receptor recombination reads has demonstrated correlations with specific, previously appreciated aspects of tumor immunology. To further understand the usefulness of recovering TcR and BcR recombinations from tumor exome files, we developed a scripted algorithm for recovery of reads representing these recombinations from a previously described mouse model of lung tumorigenesis...
August 14, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804502/purification-preliminary-characterization-and-immunological-activity-of-polysaccharides-from-crude-drugs-of-sijunzi-formula
#7
Yunfei Ji, Ruijun Wang, Ying Peng, Chongsheng Peng, Xiaobo Li
Sijunzi Decoction (SJZD) is a conventional prescription for curing spleen deficiency in Traditional Chinese Medicine and polysaccharide is its main ingredient. In order to explore the effective ingredients contributing to the immunological activity of SJZD, we isolated and purified seven homogeneous polysaccharides from Radix Ginseng (RS-3-1 and RS-3-2), Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae (BZ-3-1, BZ-3-2, and BZ-3-3), Poria (FL-3-1), and Radix Glycyrrhizae (GC-3-1) decoctions, respectively. The molecular weight of seven homogeneous polysaccharides ranged from 5...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803259/opportunities-and-challenges-in-the-immunological-therapy-of-pediatric-malignancy-a-concise-snapshot
#8
REVIEW
Francesco Ceppi, Maja Beck-Popovic, Jean-Pierre Bourquin, Raffaele Renella
Over the last 50 years, collaborative clinical trials have reduced the number of children dying from pediatric cancer significantly. Unfortunately, certain tumor types have remained resistant to conventional surgical, radiotherapy and chemotherapy combinations, and relapsing and/or refractory disease remains associated with dismal outcomes. Recently, renewed attention has been given to the role for immunotherapies in pediatric oncology. In fact, these combine several attractive features, including (but possibly not limited to) the specificity for cancer cells, potentially in vivo persistence and longevity, and potency against refractory disease...
August 12, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802902/pseudomonas-aeruginosa-mannose-sensitive-hemagglutinin-injection-treated-cytokine-induced-killer-cells-combined-with-chemotherapy-in-the-treatment-of-malignancies
#9
Chaoqi Zhang, Zhen Zhang, Liping Wang, Jiaoling Han, Feng Li, Chunyi Shen, Hong Li, Lan Huang, Xuan Zhao, Dongli Yue, Jianmin Huang, Yan Yan, Yi Zhang
Pseudomonas aeruginosa-mannose sensitive hemagglutinin (PA-MSHA) injection serves as immunological adjuvant in clinical treatment of cancer patients. In present study, we investigated whether PA-MSHA injection enhanced the anti-tumor efficacy of CIK cells. Twenty patients with malignancies were enrolled in this retrospective clinical trial. They were divided into two groups: 10 patients received PA-MSHA treated CIK cells transfusion combined with chemotherapy, and other patients accepted CIK cells and chemotherapy...
August 10, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802495/the-immunology-of-melanoma
#10
REVIEW
Jennifer S Ko
The relatively high DNA mutational burden in melanoma allows for the creation of potentially "foreign," immune-stimulating neoantigens, and leads to its exceptional immunogenicity. Brisk tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes, a marker of immune editing, confer improved overall survival in melanoma, possibly due to reduced sentinel lymph node spread. Meanwhile, T-cell-stimulating drugs, so-called T-cell checkpoint inhibitors, which reverse peripheral tolerance-dependent tumor escape, have demonstrated unparalleled clinical success in metastatic melanoma...
September 2017: Clinics in Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797194/contributions-of-early-adversity-to-pro-inflammatory-phenotype-in-infancy-the-buffer-provided-by-attachment-security
#11
Jeffrey R Measelle, Jennifer C Ablow
Adversity early in life is associated with systemic inflammation by adolescence and beyond. At present, few studies have investigated the associations between different forms of adversity and inflammation during infancy, making it difficult to specify the origins of disease vulnerability. This study examined the association between multiple forms of early adversity - socioeconomic status disadvantage, familial stress, maternal depression, and security of attachment - and individual differences in a composite measure of pro-inflammatory cytokines (IL-1β, IL-6, IL-8, and tumor necrosis factor-alpha) and the inflammatory protein C-reactive protein that were collected via saliva when (n = 49) children were 17 months old...
August 11, 2017: Attachment & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794550/propionibacterium-acnes-and-the-th1-th17-axis-implications-in-acne-pathogenesis-and-treatment
#12
Kabir Sardana, Gunjan Verma
Acne vulgaris is one of the most commonly seen conditions and the immunological link is a topic of active research. Recently, the Th17 pathway has been found to play a pivotal role in acne. The adaptive immune response toward Propionibacterium acnes leads to activation of Th17 axis. Consequently, the Th17 cytokines (IL-17, IL-1 β, IL-6, and tumor growth factor, in turn, activate the various pathogenic steps in acne. Drugs such as Vitamin D3 and isotretinoin which target the Th17 pathway may offer an additional pathway for their therapeutic response...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791656/egfr-as-a-target-for-glioblastoma-treatment-an-unfulfilled-promise
#13
Manfred Westphal, Cecile L Maire, Katrin Lamszus
The receptor for epidermal growth factor (EGFR) is a prime target for cancer therapy across a broad variety of tumor types. As it is a tyrosine kinase, small molecule tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) targeting signal transduction, as well as monoclonal antibodies against the EGFR, have been investigated as anti-tumor agents. However, despite the long-known enigmatic EGFR gene amplification and protein overexpression in glioblastoma, the most aggressive intrinsic human brain tumor, the potential of EGFR as a target for this tumor type has been unfulfilled...
August 8, 2017: CNS Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791392/the-mechanism-of-de-novo-expression-of-programmed-cell-death-ligand-1-in-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-lung
#14
Tomoyuki Igarashi, Koji Teramoto, Mitsuaki Ishida, Jun Hanaoka, Yataro Daigo
Immune checkpoint mechanisms such as the programmed cell death-ligand 1-programmed cell death 1 (PD‑L1-PD‑1) axis are utilized by tumor cells to evade the cytotoxicity of effector immune cells. However, environmental factors responsible for the expression of PD‑L1 on tumor cells remain to be fully elucidated. We hypothesized that an immunological interaction with tumor-infiltrating CD8+ lymphocytes (CD8+ TILs) would contribute to PD‑L1 expression in tumor cells. To verify this hypothesis, we examined the effect of interferon-γ (IFN-γ), a cytokine secreted by CD8+ TILs, on PD‑L1 expression in pulmonary squamous cell carcinomas in vitro...
August 3, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791287/bidirectional-mast-cell-eosinophil-interactions-in-inflammatory-disorders-and-cancer
#15
REVIEW
Maria Rosaria Galdiero, Gilda Varricchi, Mansour Seaf, Giancarlo Marone, Francesca Levi-Schaffer, Gianni Marone
Human mast cells (MCs) and eosinophils were first described and named by Paul Ehrlich. These cells have distinct myeloid progenitors and differ morphologically, ultrastructurally, immunologically, biochemically, and pharmacologically. However, MCs and eosinophils play a pivotal role in several allergic disorders. In addition, these cells are involved in autoimmune disorders, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer. MCs are distributed throughout all normal human tissues, whereas eosinophils are present only in gastrointestinal tract, secondary lymphoid tissues, and adipose tissue, thymus, mammary gland, and uterus...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791251/combining-oncolytic-adenovirus-with-radiation-a-paradigm-for-the-future-of-radiosensitization
#16
REVIEW
Sean M O'Cathail, Tzveta D Pokrovska, Timothy S Maughan, Kerry D Fisher, Leonard W Seymour, Maria A Hawkins
Oncolytic viruses and radiotherapy represent two diverse areas of cancer therapy, utilizing quite different treatment modalities and with non-overlapping cytotoxicity profiles. It is, therefore, an intriguing possibility to consider that oncolytic ("cancer-killing") viruses may act as cancer-selective radiosensitizers, enhancing the therapeutic consequences of radiation treatment on tumors while exerting minimal effects on normal tissue. There is a solid mechanistic basis for this potential synergy, with many viruses having developed strategies to inhibit cellular DNA repair pathways in order to protect themselves, during genome replication, from unwanted interference by cell processes that are normally triggered by DNA damage...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791250/immunotherapy-combined-with-large-fractions-of-radiotherapy-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-brain-metastases-implications-for-intraoperative-radiotherapy-after-resection
#17
REVIEW
Carsten Herskind, Frederik Wenz, Frank A Giordano
Brain metastases (BM) affect approximately a third of all cancer patients with systemic disease. Treatment options include surgery, whole-brain radiotherapy, or stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) while chemotherapy has only limited activity. In cases where patients undergo resection before irradiation, intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) to the tumor bed may be an alternative modality, which would eliminate the repopulation of residual tumor cells between surgery and postoperative radiotherapy. Accumulating evidence has shown that high single doses of ionizing radiation can be highly efficient in eliciting a broad spectrum of local, regional, and systemic tumor-directed immune reactions...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791021/reconstitution-of-t-cell-proliferation-under-arginine-limitation-activated-human-t-cells-take-up-citrulline-via-l-type-amino-acid-transporter-1-and-use-it-to-regenerate-arginine-after-induction-of-argininosuccinate-synthase-expression
#18
Anke Werner, Miriam Koschke, Nadine Leuchtner, Claudia Luckner-Minden, Alice Habermeier, Johanna Rupp, Christin Heinrich, Roland Conradi, Ellen I Closs, Markus Munder
In the tumor microenvironment, arginine is metabolized by arginase-expressing myeloid cells. This arginine depletion profoundly inhibits T cell functions and is crucially involved in tumor-induced immunosuppression. Reconstitution of adaptive immune functions in the context of arginase-mediated tumor immune escape is a promising therapeutic strategy to boost the immunological antitumor response. Arginine can be recycled in certain mammalian tissues from citrulline via argininosuccinate (ASA) in a two-step enzymatic process involving the enzymes argininosuccinate synthase (ASS) and argininosuccinate lyase (ASL)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783669/listening-to-each-other-infectious-disease-and-cancer-immunology
#19
REVIEW
Russell E Vance, Michael J Eichberg, Daniel A Portnoy, David H Raulet
The immune system provides defense against tumors and pathogens. Here, we propose that by elucidating the shared principles of immunity that underlie cancer and infectious disease, oncologists and microbiologists can learn from each other and achieve the deeper mechanistic understanding critical the development of therapeutic approaches.
January 13, 2017: Science Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782757/osthole-treatment-ameliorates-th2-mediated-allergic-asthma-and-exerts-immunomodulatory-effects-on-dendritic-cell-maturation-and-function
#20
Chen-Yuan Chiang, Chen-Chen Lee, Chia-Kwung Fan, Huei-Mei Huang, Bor-Luen Chiang, Yueh-Lun Lee
Osthole, an active component of Chinese herbal medicines, reportedly possesses various pharmacological properties and has potential therapeutic applications. This study explored the anti-allergic effects of osthole in asthmatic mice and investigated the immunomodulatory actions of osthole on dendritic cells (DCs) and T cells. Herein, we show that oral administration of osthole to BALB/c mice after ovalbumin (OVA) sensitization ameliorated all of the cardinal features of T helper 2 (Th2)-mediated allergic asthma; namely, the production of OVA-specific immunoglobulin E, airway hyperresponsiveness, airway inflammation and the production of Th2-type cytokines including interleukin (IL)-4, IL-5 and IL-13...
August 7, 2017: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
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