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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428883/response-after-treatment-with-pembrolizumab-in-a-patient-with-myelophthisis-due-to-melanoma-the-role-of-checkpoint-inhibition-in-the-bone
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Samuel Rosner, Filiz Sen, Michael Postow
BACKGROUND: Myelophthisis due to melanoma is a rare phenomenon. Treatment strategies for patients with this serious complication of malignancy have not been well documented, and none have previously reported efficacy of immune checkpoint inhibition. Since bone metastases are not measurable lesions per standard response criteria, the efficacy of immune checkpoint inhibition in the bones is also not well described. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a patient with widespread melanoma metastases involving the bone marrow causing myelophthisis and pancytopenia who responded to immune checkpoint inhibition with the anti-programmed cell death-1 (PD-1) inhibitor pembrolizumab...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428074/melittin-inhibits-tumor-growth-and-decreases-resistance-to-gemcitabine-by-downregulating-cholesterol-pathway-gene-clu-in-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
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Xinjing Wang, Jing Xie, Xiongxiong Lu, Hongzhe Li, Chenlei Wen, Zhen Huo, Junjie Xie, Minmin Shi, Xiaomei Tang, Hao Chen, Chenghong Peng, Yuan Fang, Xiaxing Deng, Baiyong Shen
Melittin is a Chinese traditional medicine for treating chronic inflammation, immunological diseases and cancers, however, the efficacy of melittin and its mechanism for treating pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) are still unknown. Here we investigated the anti-cancer activity of melittin and its regulated mechanism(s) in the PDAC models. Melittin was found to suppress tumor growth by promoting cell apoptosis and cell-cycle arrest. Interestingly, the microarray analyses demonstrated that melittin significantly regulated cholesterol biosynthesis pathway during treatment...
April 17, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428054/modified-nanoparticle-mediated-il-12-immunogene-therapy-for-colon-cancer
#3
Xiaoxiao Liu, Xiang Gao, Songping Zheng, Bilan Wang, Yanyan Li, Chanjuan Zhao, Yagmur Muftuoglu, Song Chen, Ying Li, Haiyan Yao, Hui Sun, Qing Mao, Chao You, Gang Guo, Yuquan Wei
For the past few years, immunotherapy has recently shown considerable clinical benefit in CRC therapy, and the application of immunologic therapies in cancer treatments continues to increase perennially. Interleukin-12, an ideal candidate for tumor immunotherapy, could activate both innate and adaptive immunities. In this study, we developed a novel gene delivery system with a self-assembly method by MPEG-PLA and DOTAP(DMP) with zeta-potential value of 38.5mV and size of 37.5nm. The supernatant of lymphocytes treated with supernatant from Ct26 transfected pIL12 with DMP could inhibit Ct26 cells growth ex vivo...
April 17, 2017: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427174/association-of-immunologic-markers-from-complete-blood-counts-with-the-response-to-preoperative-chemoradiotherapy-and-prognosis-in-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer
#4
Sung Woo Jung, In Ja Park, Se Heon Oh, Seung-Seop Yeom, Jong Lyul Lee, Yong Sik Yoon, Chan Wook Kim, Seok-Byung Lim, Jung Bok Lee, Chang Sik Yu, Jin Cheon Kim
We investigated retrospectively whether immunologic markers from a complete blood count (CBC) are associated with the responsiveness to preoperative chemoradiotherapy (PCRT) and oncologic outcomes in 984 patients with locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC) who also underwent radical surgery from 2005 to 2013. CBC parameters including the neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR), lymphocyte to monocyte ratio (LMR), and platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) were recorded. Pathologic responses to PCRT were evaluated in the resected specimens using the tumor regression grade system...
February 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425263/combination-therapy-with-dendritic-cell-based-vaccine-and-anti-cd69-antibody-enhances-antitumor-efficacy-in-renal-cell-carcinoma-bearing-mice
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Si-Ming Wei, Hang-Li Pan, Li Wang, Guo-Li Yin, Kai Zhong, Ya Zhou, Shu-Jiao Yang, Zhao-Liang Xin
BACKGROUND/AIM: Dendritic cell-based vaccine therapy for renal cell carcinoma is effective but requires improvement. Here we explored whether combination therapy with dendritic cell-based vaccine and anti-CD69 antibody can enhance antitumor efficacy in renal cell carcinoma-bearing mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Balb/c mice were challenged subcutaneously with murine renal cell carcinoma (Renca) cells. On day 3 after tumor cell inoculation, tumor-bearing mice either were left untreated or were treated with Renca tumor lysate-pulsed dendritic cells (i...
April 18, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422766/an-immunoscore-using-pd-l1-cd68-and-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-tils-to-predict-response-to-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-invasive-breast-cancer
#6
Lauren E McLemore, Murali Janakiram, Joseph Albanese, Nella Shapiro, Yungtai Lo, Xingxing Zang, Susan Fineberg
Response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) in invasive breast cancer (IBC) is partly regulated by the immune microenvironment. We evaluated immune checkpoint PD-L1 expression, presence of CD68+ cells of macrophage/monocytic lineage and stromal tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) in prechemotherapy biopsies and correlated with NAC response. We studied 76 cases of IBC. Prechemotherapy biopsies with >30% TILs were considered lymphocyte-rich IBC. We performed immunohistochemistry for PD-L1 and CD68. Prechemotherapy cores showing >1% PD-L1+ immune or tumor cells were considered positive...
April 18, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415643/new-transcriptional-based-insights-into-the-pathogenesis-of-desmoplastic-small-round-cell-tumors-dsrcts
#7
Tiziana Negri, Silvia Brich, Fabio Bozzi, Chiara V Volpi, Ambra V Gualeni, Silvia Stacchiotti, Loris De Cecco, Silvana Canevari, Annunziata Gloghini, Silvana Pilotti
To gain new insights into desmoplastic small round cell tumors (DSRCTs) by means of gene expression profiling (GEP). Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded surgical specimens obtained from seven pretreated DSRCT patients were interrogated using GEP complemented by immunohistochemistry, a cancer stem cell array, and miRNA in situ hybridisation, including the combined chimera modules miRNA-200/ZEB1 and miRNA-34/SLUG. The chimera modules divided the cases into three classes that respectively recapitulated the traits of mesenchymal epithelial reverse transition (MErT), epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT), and hybrid/partial EMT...
March 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413382/angiomyolipoma-with-epithelial-cysts-masquerading-as-a-cystic-renal-cell-carcinoma
#8
Andrew Wood, Fiona Young, Marie O'Donnell
Angiomyolipoma with epithelial cysts (AMLEC) is a very uncommon renal tumor. AMLEC has a characteristic histological appearance and immunohistochemical staining pattern, knowledge of which should preclude misdiagnosis by pathologists. We present a rare case of an AMLEC which was suspected to be a cystic renal cell carcinoma radiologically. We describe the characteristic immunological staining pattern and ultrastructural features of this lesion and discuss the potential differential diagnoses.
January 2017: Current Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412300/mechanisms-of-retinal-damage-after-ocular-alkali-burns
#9
Eleftherios I Paschalis, Chengxin Zhou, Fengyang Lei, Nathan Scott, Vassiliki Kapoulea, Marie-Claude Robert, Demetrios Vavvas, Reza Dana, James Chodosh, Claes H Dohlman
Alkali burns to the eye constitute a leading cause of worldwide blindness. In recent case series, corneal transplantation revealed unexpected damage to the retina and optic nerve in chemically burned eyes. We investigated the physical, biochemical, and immunological components of retinal injury after alkali burn and explored a novel neuroprotective regimen suitable for prompt administration in emergency departments. Thus, in vivo pH, oxygen, and oxidation reduction measurements were performed in the anterior and posterior segment of mouse and rabbit eyes using implantable microsensors...
April 13, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411807/a-sensitive-and-disposable-indium-tin-oxide-based-electrochemical-immunosensor-for-label-free-detection-of-mage-1
#10
Burçak Demirbakan, Mustafa Kemal Sezgintürk
MAGE-1 (MAGE, for melanoma antigen), was identified by virtue of its processing and cell surface expression as a tumor-specific peptide bound to major histocompatibility complexes which was reactive with autolytic T cells. 3-Glycidoxypropyltrimethoxysilane (3-GOPS) is frequently employed for the preparation of dense heterometal hybrid polymers which are used, e.g., for hard coatings of organic polymers and contact lens materials in the optical industry. In this study, we have improved a new immunological biosensor with indium tin oxide (ITO)...
July 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410454/transcriptomic-analysis-of-host-immune-response-in-the-skin-of-chickens-infected-with-marek-s-disease-virus
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Mohammad Heidari, Phillip C Delekta
Marek's disease virus (MDV), a highly cell-associated oncogenic α-herpesvirus, is the causative agent of T cell lymphoma and neuropathic disease called Marek's disease. The skin is the only anatomical site where infectious enveloped cell-free virions are produced and shed into the environment. Studies have demonstrated that MDV infection induces immunological responses within the skin, including the release of cytokines and the recruitment of T lymphocytes. The host immune response, however, is not sufficient to block replication and shedding of the virus particles from the skin...
April 14, 2017: Viral Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410302/tumor-infiltrating-lymphocyte-therapy-and-neoantigens
#12
Paul F Robbins
The adoptive cell transfer (ACT) of autologous tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes has been shown to be effective at mediating tumor regression in more than half of patients with metastatic melanoma and in mediating long-term complete regression in approximately one fourth of all patients with this cancer. The success of this approach in patients with cholangiocarcinoma and colon cancer supports efforts to expand ACT therapies to treatment of patients bearing a wide array of cancer types. Recent improvements in deep sequencing of the patient cancers, combined with extensive immunological testing of autologous tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes, indicate that T cells targeting epitopes arising from nonsynonymous somatic mutations, termed neoantigens, play important roles in mediating many of the effective cancer immunotherapies seen in response to ACT...
March 2017: Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406993/topical-and-systemic-immunoreaction-triggered-by-intravesical-chemotherapy-in-an-n-butyl-n-4-hydroxybutyl-nitorosamine-induced-bladder-cancer-mouse-model
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Shunta Hori, Makito Miyake, Yoshihiro Tatsumi, Sayuri Onishi, Yosuke Morizawa, Yasushi Nakai, Nobumichi Tanaka, Kiyohide Fujimoto
Intravesical bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) treatment is the most common therapy to prevent progression and recurrence of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC). Although the immunoreaction elicited by BCG treatment is well documented, those induced by intravesical treatment with chemotherapeutic agents are much less known. We investigated the immunological profiles caused by mitomycin C, gemcitabine, adriamycin and docetaxel in the N-butyl-N-(4-hydroxybutyl) nitrosamine (BBN)-induced orthotopic bladder cancer mouse model...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404853/herpes-virus-entry-mediator-hvem-and-ocular-herpes-infection-more-than-meets-the-eye
#14
Rebecca G Edwards, Richard Longnecker
As its name suggests, the host receptor herpes virus entry mediator (HVEM) facilitates herpes simplex virus (HSV) entry through interactions with a viral envelope glycoprotein. HVEM also bridges several signaling networks, binding ligands from both tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and immunoglobulin (Ig) superfamilies with diverse, and often opposing, outcomes. While HVEM was first identified as a viral entry receptor for HSV, it is only recently that HVEM has emerged as an important host factor in immunopathogenesis of ocular HSV type 1 (HSV-1) infection...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403353/periodontitis-and-type-2-diabetes-among-women-with-previous-gestational-diabetes-epidemiological-and-immunological-aspects-in-a-follow-up-of-three-years
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Rafael Paschoal Esteves Lima, Luis Otávio Miranda Cota, Tarcília Aparecida Silva, Sheila Cavalca Cortelli, José Roberto Cortelli, Fernando Oliveira Costa
Objective: The aim of this study was to verify the incidence on the development of type 2 diabetes in women with previous gestational diabetes with and without periodontitis after a three-year time interval. Material and Methods: Initial sample of this follow-up study consisted of 90 women diagnosed with gestational diabetes who underwent periodontal examination. After three years, 49 women were subjected to new periodontal examination and biological, behavioral, and social data of interest were collected...
March 2017: Journal of Applied Oral Science: Revista FOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401935/unique-invariant-natural-killer-t-cells-promote-intestinal-polyps-by-suppressing-th1-immunity-and-promoting-regulatory-t-cells
#16
Y Wang, S Sedimbi, L Löfbom, A K Singh, S A Porcelli, S L Cardell
CD1d-restricted invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells are known as potent early regulatory cells of immune responses. Besides the established roles in the regulation of inflammation and autoimmune disease, studies have shown that iNKT cells have important roles in tumor surveillance and the control of tumor metastasis. Here we found that the absence of iNKT cells markedly decreased the total number of intestinal polyps in APC(Min/+) mice, a model for colorectal cancer. Polyp iNKT cells were enriched for interleukin-10 (IL-10)- and IL-17-producing cells, showed a distinct phenotype being CD4(+), NK1...
April 12, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400769/role-of-modulator-of-inflammation-cyclooxygenase-2-in-gammaherpesvirus-mediated-tumorigenesis
#17
REVIEW
Jaya Gandhi, Lohit Khera, Nivedita Gaur, Catherine Paul, Rajeev Kaul
Chronic inflammation is recognized as a threat factor for cancer progression. Release of inflammatory molecules generates microenvironment which is highly favorable for development of tumor, cancer progression and metastasis. In cases of latent viral infections, generation of such a microenvironment is one of the major predisposing factors related to virus mediated tumorigenesis. Among various inflammatory mediators implicated in pathological process associated with cancer, the cyclooxygenase (COX) and its downstream effector molecules are of greater significance...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400756/antibody-engineering-for-pursuing-a-healthier-future
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REVIEW
Abdullah F U H Saeed, Rongzhi Wang, Sumei Ling, Shihua Wang
Since the development of antibody-production techniques, a number of immunoglobulins have been developed on a large scale using conventional methods. Hybridoma technology opened a new horizon in the production of antibodies against target antigens of infectious pathogens, malignant diseases including autoimmune disorders, and numerous potent toxins. However, these clinical humanized or chimeric murine antibodies have several limitations and complexities. Therefore, to overcome these difficulties, recent advances in genetic engineering techniques and phage display technique have allowed the production of highly specific recombinant antibodies...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399339/uveal-melanoma-identifying-immunological-and-chemotherapeutic-targets-to-treat-metastases
#19
Martine J Jager, Mehmet Dogrusöz, Scott E Woodman
Uveal melanoma is an intraocular malignancy that, depending on its size and genetic make-up, may lead to metastases in up to 50% of cases. Currently, no therapy has been proven to improve survival. However, new therapies exploiting immune responses against metastases are being developed. The primary tumor is well characterized: tumors at high risk of developing metastases often contain macrophages and lymphocytes. However, these lymphocytes are often regulatory T cells that may suppress immune response. Currently, immune checkpoint inhibitors have shown marked efficacy in multiple cancers (eg, cutaneous melanoma) but do not yet improve survival in uveal melanoma patients...
March 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399164/sequential-monitoring-of-lymphocyte-subsets-and-of-t-and-b-cell-neogenesis-indexes-to-identify-time-varying-immunologic-profiles-in-relation-to-graft-versus-host-disease-and-relapse-after-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Cristina Skert, Simone Perucca, Marco Chiarini, Viviana Giustini, Alessandra Sottini, Claudia Ghidini, Stefano Martellos, Federica Cattina, Benedetta Rambaldi, Valeria Cancelli, Michele Malagola, Alessandro Turra, Nicola Polverelli, Simona Bernardi, Luisa Imberti, Domenico Russo
T and B lymphocyte subsets have been not univocally associated to Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) and relapse of hematological malignancies after stem cell transplantation (SCT). Their sequential assessment together with B and T cell neogenesis indexes has been not thoroughly analysed in relation to these changing and interrelated immunologic/clinic events yet. Lymphocyte subsets in peripheral blood (PB) and B and T cell neogenesis indexes were analysed together at different time points in a prospective study of 50 patients...
2017: PloS One
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