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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938618/beclin-1-and-lc3-as-predictive-biomarkers-for-metastatic-colorectal-carcinoma
#1
Hong Zhao, Maopeng Yang, Bin Zhao
Autophagy is a highly conserved self-destructive process that disassembles dysfunctional or unnecessary cellular components. It plays an important role in cancer metastasis, which is of particular interest considering metastatic disease is the major cause of colorectal carcinoma (CRC) related mortality. Here, we investigated the immunohistochemical expression of autophagy-related protein Beclin 1 and Microtubule-associated protein 1A/1B-light chain 3 (LC3) within surgical CRC specimens, first in a training cohort (205 patients), then in an inner validation cohort (160 patients) and an independent cohort (161 patients)...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937769/an-efficient-molecular-approach-for-quantifying-solvent-mediated-interaction
#2
Hongguan Wu, Yu Li, Damir Kadirov, Shuangliang Zhao, Xiaohua Lu, Honglai Liu
The solvent-mediated interaction, or equivalently the depletion force, play a pivotal role in the processes, by which two objects in solution such as lock and key particles, antibody and antigen, macromolecule and substrate, are attracted to each other. The quantification of this interaction is important yet challenging since it depends on the microscopic solvent structure in the surrounding. Here, we report an efficient molecular approach for predicting the solvent-mediated interaction by combining the classical density functional theory with a reversible solvation thermodynamic circle...
September 22, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937645/bioelectrochemical-detection-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-esat-6-in-an-antibody-based-biomicrosystem
#3
Danna Sepulveda, Miguel A Aroca, Andres Varela, Patricia Del Portillo, Johann F Osma
Bioelectrochemical sensing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis through electro-immunosensors is a promising technique to detect relevant analytes. In general, immunosensors require the formation of organic assemblies by the adsorption of molecular constituents. Moreover, they depend on the correct immobilization of the bio-recognition element in the biosensor. These procedures cannot be easily monitored without the use of invasive methods. In this work, an impedance analysis technique was used, as a non-invasive method, to measure and differentiate the manufacturing stages of the sensors...
September 22, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936054/patterns-of-intermediate-uveitis-in-children-presenting-at-a-tertiary-eye-care-center-in-south-india
#4
Radha Annamalai, Jyotirmay Biswas
PURPOSE: To study the patterns of intermediate uveitis in the pediatric age group in a referral eye care center in South India. METHODS: This is a study of twenty consecutive patients under 16 years of age with intermediate uveitis, conducted at a tertiary referral center. Numerous variables were assessed, including age and gender distribution, laboratory data, the presence of systemic diseases, onset and course of ocular inflammation, clinical features, their complications, therapeutic strategies with their outcomes, remission, final visual acuity (VA), and characteristics associated with poor visual outcome...
April 2017: Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935594/self-replicating-rna-vaccine-functionality-modulated-by-fine-tuning-of-polyplex-delivery-vehicle-structure
#5
Thomas Démoulins, Thomas Ebensen, Kai Schulze, Pavlos C Englezou, Panagiota Milona, Maria Pelliccia, Carlos A Guzmán, Nicolas Ruggli, Kenneth C McCullough
The major limitations with large and complex self-amplifying RNA vaccines (RepRNA) are RNase-sensitivity and inefficient translation in dendritic cells (DCs). Condensing RepRNA with polyethylenimine (PEI) gave positive in vitro readouts, but was largely inferior to virus-like replicon particles (VRP) or direct electroporation. In the present study, we improved such polyplex formulation and determined that fine-tuning of the polyplex structure is essential for ensuring efficacious translation. Thereby, three parameters dominate: (i) PEI molecular weight (MW); (ii) RepRNA:PEI (weight:weight) ratio; and (iii) inclusion of cell penetrating peptides (CPPs)...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935568/genetically-engineered-oncolytic-newcastle-disease-virus-mediates-cytolysis-of-prostate-cancer-stem-like-cells
#6
Raghunath Shobana, Raghavendra Sumanth Pudupakam, Adria Allen, Moanaro Biswas, Nammalwar Sriranganathan
Oncolytic virotherapy is a promising novel approach that overcomes the limitations posed by radiation and chemotherapy. In this study, the oncolytic efficacy of a recombinant Newcastle disease virus (rNDV) BC-KLQL-GFP, against prostate cancer stem-like/tumor initiating cells was evaluated. Xenograft derived prostaspheres (XPS) induced tumor more efficiently than monolayer cell derived prostaspheres (MCPS) in nude mice. Primary and secondary XPS show enhanced self-renewal and clonogenic potential compared to MCPS...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935107/glycoengineered-outer-membrane-vesicles-as-a-platform-for-vaccine-development
#7
Ezequiel Valguarnera, Mario F Feldman
As we enter into the postantibiotic era, vaccines to prevent bacterial infections previously treatable with antibiotics are urgently needed. Most successful antibacterial vaccines are glycoconjugates, composed of cell surface carbohydrates chemically attached to a carrier protein. Glycoconjugate vaccines provide a safe and consistent strategy against polysaccharide-encapsulated pathogens. The best examples are the conjugate vaccines against Haemophilus influenzae type b, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Neisseria meningitidis, all based on capsular polysaccharides...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932647/immunotherapy-with-listeria-reduces-metastatic-breast-cancer-in-young-and-old-mice-through-different-mechanisms
#8
Arthee Jahangir, Dinesh Chandra, Wilber Quispe-Tintaya, Manisha Singh, Benson Chellakkan Selvanesan, Claudia Gravekamp
Cancer immunotherapy is one of the most promising and benign therapies against metastatic cancer. However, most cancer patients are old and elderly react less efficient to cancer vaccines than young adults, due to T cell unresponsiveness. Here we present data of cancer vaccination in young and old mice with metastatic breast cancer (4T1 model). We tested adaptive and innate immune responses to foreign antigens (Listeria-derived) and self-antigens (tumor-associated antigens (TAA)) and their contribution to elimination of metastases at young and old age...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932640/co-delivery-of-the-nkt-agonist-%C3%AE-galactosylceramide-and-tumor-antigens-to-cross-priming-dendritic-cells-breaks-tolerance-to-self-antigens-and-promotes-antitumor-responses
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Reem Ghinnagow, Julie De Meester, Luis Javier Cruz, Caroline Aspord, Stéphanie Corgnac, Elodie Macho-Fernandez, Daphnée Soulard, Josette Fontaine, Laurence Chaperot, Julie Charles, Fabrice Soncin, Fathia Mami-Chouaib, Joel Plumas, Christelle Faveeuw, François Trottein
Vaccines designed to abrogate the tolerance of tumor self-antigens and amplify cytotoxic CD8(+) T cells (CTLs) have promise for the treatment of cancer. Type I natural killer (NKT) cells have attracted considerable interest in the cancer therapy field. In the current study, we have exploited the unique ability of NKT cells to serve as T-helper cells to license dendritic cells (DCs) for cross priming with the aim to generate efficient CTL antitumor responses. To this end, we designed a nanoparticle-based vaccine to target cross-priming DCs via the Clec9a endocytic pathway...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932036/current-concepts-of-pemphigus-with-a-deep-insight-into-its-molecular-aspects
#10
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Jayakiran Madala, Rithika Bashamalla, M Praveen Kumar
Pemphigus vulgaris is an autoimmune bullous disease involving both the skin and mucosal areas, which is characterized by intraepithelial flaccid blisters and erosions. The pathogenesis of this disease is not yet completely established, but novel intuitions into its pathogenesis have recently been published. An unanswered question in its pathophysiology is the mechanism of acantholysis or loss of keratinocyte cell adhesion. Acantholysis seems to result from a communal action of autoantibodies against numerous keratinocyte self-antigens, of which desmogleins 1 and 3, desmocollins and nondesmosome components, such as the mitochondrion, might take part in the disease initiation...
May 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931755/combination-central-tolerance-and-peripheral-checkpoint-blockade-unleashes-antimelanoma-immunity
#11
Pearl Bakhru, Meng-Lei Zhu, Hsing-Hui Wang, Lee K Hong, Imran Khan, Maria Mouchess, Ajay S Gulati, Joshua Starmer, Yafei Hou, David Sailer, Sandra Lee, Fengmin Zhao, John M Kirkwood, Stergios Moschos, Lawrence Fong, Mark S Anderson, Maureen A Su
Blockade of immune checkpoint proteins (e.g., CTLA-4, PD-1) improves overall survival in advanced melanoma; however, therapeutic benefit is limited to only a subset of patients. Because checkpoint blockade acts by "removing the brakes" on effector T cells, the efficacy of checkpoint blockade may be constrained by the limited pool of melanoma-reactive T cells in the periphery. In the thymus, autoimmune regulator (Aire) promotes deletion of T cells reactive against self-antigens that are also expressed by tumors...
September 21, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930779/inhibition-of-lymphatic-drainage-with-a-self-designed-surgical-approach-prolongs-the-vascularized-skin-allograft-survival-in-rats
#12
Jiaomiao Pei, Yang Li, Chen Chen, Xi Zhang, Shiping Wang, Yajuan Song, Bei Liu, Yingjun Su, Shuzhong Guo
Vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA) is an emerging treatment for significant tissue defects. However, VCAs usually consist of multiple highly antigenic skin tissues. Previous studies have shown that the lymphatic system in skin plays important roles in the initiation of immune responses during acute rejection, by transporting T cells and antigen-presenting dendritic cells to regional lymph nodes. Therefore, we designed a new surgical treatment to inhibit lymphatic drainage of skin allografts and investigated whether this approach could promote the survival of allografts and suppress immunological events after transplantation...
September 19, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929192/role-of-pd-1-in-immunity-and-diseases
#13
Kenji Chamoto, Muna Al-Habsi, Tasuku Honjo
Immunity developed to defend our bodies from foreign particles, including bacteria and viruses. Although effector cells responsible for acquired immunity, mainly T cells, and B cells, are able to distinguish self from non-self, they sometimes attack the body's tissues because of imperfect central tolerance. Several immune check points developed to limit overactivation of these cells. One of the most important immune checkpoints is programmed cell death-1 (PD-1), which is expressed mainly on activated lymphocytes...
September 20, 2017: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929191/overview-of-lag-3-expressing-il-10-producing-regulatory-t-cells
#14
Keishi Fujio, Kazuhiko Yamamoto, Tomohisa Okamura
Regulatory T cells (Treg cells) play crucial roles in the induction of peripheral tolerance to self- and foreign-antigens. IL-10-producing regulatory T cells (IL-10-producing Treg cells) constitute a Treg cell subset characterized by the production of high amounts of IL-10, cytokine-mediated immunosuppressive capabilities, and independence of Foxp3 expression for their suppressive activity. In the past decade, identifying naturally occurring IL-10-producing Treg cells was difficult due to the lack of suitable surface markers...
September 20, 2017: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929190/mining-the-complex-family-of-protein-tyrosine-phosphatases-for-checkpoint-regulators-in-immunity
#15
Claudia Penafuerte, Luis Alberto Perez-Quintero, Valerie Vinette, Teri Hatzihristidis, Michel L Tremblay
The family of protein tyrosine phosphatases (PTPs) includes 107 genes in humans that are diverse in their structures and expression profiles. The majority are present in immune cells and play various roles in either inhibiting or promoting the duration and amplitude of signaling cascades. Several PTPs, including TC-PTP (PTPN2) and SHP-1 (PTPN6), have been recognized as being crucial for maintaining proper immune response and self-tolerance, and have gained recognition as true immune system checkpoint modulators...
September 20, 2017: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925795/application-of-replication-defective-west-nile-virus-vector-to-non-flavivirus-vaccine-targets
#16
Maryann Giel-Moloney, Michael Vaine, Linong Zhang, Mark Parrington, Beata Gajewska, Thorsten U Vogel, Svetlana O Pougatcheva, Xiaochu Duan, Timothy Farrell, Irina Ustyugova, Sanjay Phogat, Harry Kleanthous, Konstantin V Pugachev
The RepliVaxvaccine platform(RV) is based on flavivirus genomes that are rationally attenuated by deletion. The self-limiting infection provided by RV has been demonstrated to be safe, highly immunogenic and efficacious for several vaccine candidates against flaviviruses. Here respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) F, influenza virus HA, and Simian Immunodeficiency virus (SIV) Env proteins were expressed in place of either prM-E or C-prM-E gene deletions of the West Nile (WN) genome. The resulting RV-RSV, -influenza and -SIV vaccine prototypes replicated efficiently in complementing helper cells expressing the WN structural proteins in trans...
September 19, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924447/passive-blood-anaphylaxis-subcutaneous-immunoglobulins-are-a-cause-of-ongoing-passive-anaphylactic-reaction
#17
Przemyslaw Zdziarski, Andrzej Gamian, Jacek Majda, Agnieszka Korzeniowska-Kowal
BACKGROUND: Allergic, especially anaphylactic, reactions during immunoglobulin replacement therapy are rare, but their pathophysiology and classification remain ambiguous. Recent findings show positive results of skin tests with commercially available immunoglobulins, but target antigens and responsible compounds of the tested immunoglobulins have not been strictly identified. CASE DESCRIPTION AND FINDINGS: Four adult patients with recently diagnosed common variable immunodeficiency qualified for standard subcutaneous immunoglobulin replacement therapy regimen...
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923858/anti-cd137-suppresses-tumor-growth-by-blocking-reverse-signaling-by-cd137-ligand
#18
Sang W Kang, Sang Chul Lee, So H Park, Juyang Kim, Hyeon H Kim, Hyeon-Woo Lee, Su-Kil Seo, Byoung S Kwon, Hong R Cho, Byungsuk Kwon
CD137 (4-1BB) is a T cell co-stimulatory molecule and agonstic CD137 antibodies are currently being evaluated in clinic as cancer immunotherapy. Recently, it was found that CD137-/- mice or mice injected with agonistic anti-CD137 antibodies exhibit heightened antitumor responses, contrary to expectations based on other knowledge of CD137 function. Here we report findings related to reverse signaling by CD137 ligand (CD137L) in antigen-presenting dendritic cells (DC) in tumors that address these paradoxical results...
September 18, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917731/chain-length-dependent-interfacial-immunoreaction-kinetics-on-self-assembled-monolayers-revealed-by-surface-enhanced-infrared-absorption-spectroscopy
#19
Wen-Jing Bao, Jian Li, Tian-Yuan Cao, Jin Li, Xing-Hua Xia
Self-assembled monolayer (SAM) has been extensively applied as ideal interface layer for construction of biosensors. Its chain length and end functional groups determine the physical and chemical properties of the modified surfaces, which will affect the performance of constructed biosensors. Herein, we studied the influence of chain length of n-alkanethiols SAMs on the immunoreaction kinetics employing attenuated total reflection surface-enhanced infrared absorption spectroscopy (ATR-SEIRAS). Antibody (rabbit immunoglobulin) is assembled on carboxyl terminated SAMs of n-alkanethiols with different chain lengths (n = 3, 6, 11, 16)...
January 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916248/breast-cancer-vaccines-delivered-by-dendritic-cell-targeted-lentivectors-induce-potent-antitumor-immune-responses-and-protect-mice-from-mammary-tumor-growth
#20
Paul D Bryson, Xiaolu Han, Norman Truong, Pin Wang
Breast cancer immunotherapy is a potent treatment option, with antibody therapies such as trastuzumab increasing 2-year survival rates by 50%. However, active immunotherapy through vaccination has generally been clinically ineffective. One potential means of improving vaccine therapy is by delivering breast cancer antigens to dendritic cells (DCs) for enhanced antigen presentation. To accomplish this in vivo, we pseudotyped lentiviral vector (LV) vaccines with a modified Sindbis Virus glycoprotein so that they could deliver genes encoding the breast cancer antigen alpha-lactalbumin (Lalba) or erb-b2 receptor tyrosine kinase 2 (ERBB2 or HER2) directly to resident DCs...
September 12, 2017: Vaccine
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