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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141863/eight-color-multiplex-immunohistochemistry-for-simultaneous-detection-of-multiple-immune-checkpoint-molecules-within-the-tumor-microenvironment
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Mark A J Gorris, Altuna Halilovic, Katrin Rabold, Anne van Duffelen, Iresha N Wickramasinghe, Dagmar Verweij, Inge M N Wortel, Johannes C Textor, I Jolanda M de Vries, Carl G Figdor
Therapies targeting immune checkpoint molecules CTLA-4 and PD-1/PD-L1 have advanced the field of cancer immunotherapy. New mAbs targeting different immune checkpoint molecules, such as TIM3, CD27, and OX40, are being developed and tested in clinical trials. To make educated decisions and design new combination treatment strategies, it is vital to learn more about coexpression of both inhibitory and stimulatory immune checkpoints on individual cells within the tumor microenvironment. Recent advances in multiple immunolabeling and multispectral imaging have enabled simultaneous analysis of more than three markers within a single formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue section, with accurate cell discrimination and spatial information...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089645/identification-and-characterization-of-hla-a24-specific-xbp1-cd138-syndecan-1-and-cs1-slamf7-peptides-inducing-antigens-specific-memory-cytotoxic-t-lymphocytes-targeting-multiple-myeloma
#2
J Bae, T Hideshima, G L Zhang, J Zhou, D B Keskin, N C Munshi, K C Anderson
XBP1 (X-box binding protein 1), CD138 (Syndecan-1), and CS1 (SLAMF7) are highly expressed antigens in cancers including multiple myeloma (MM). Here we identify and characterize immunogenic HLA-A24 peptides derived from these antigens for potential vaccination therapy of HLA-A24+ patients with MM. The identified immunogenic HLA-A24-specific XBP1 unspliced (UN)185-193 (I S P W I L A V L), XBP1 spliced (SP)223-231 (V Y P E G P S S L), CD138265-273 (I F A V C L V G F) and CS1240-248 (L F V L G L F L W) peptides induced antigen-specific CTL with anti-MM activity in an HLA-A24 restricted manner...
November 1, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051586/phosphatidylserine-induced-conformational-modulation-of-immune-cell-exhaustion-associated-receptor-tim3
#3
Jeffrey K Weber, Ruhong Zhou
In the face of chronic cancers and protracted viral infections, human immune cells are known to adopt an exhausted state in which their effector functions are lost. In recent years, a number of inhibitory receptors have been connected to the immune cell exhaustion phenotype; furthermore, ligands capable of activating these receptors have been discovered. The molecular mechanisms by which these ligands affect the exhausted states of immune cells, however, are largely unknown. Here, we present the results of molecular dynamics simulations of one potential exhaustion-associated system: the complex of human inhibitory receptor TIM3 (hTIM3) and its ligand phosphatidylserine (PSF)...
October 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047105/%C3%AE-secretase-inhibitor-reduces-immunosuppressive-cells-and-enhances-tumour-immunity-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#4
Liang Mao, Zhi-Li Zhao, Guang-Tao Yu, Lei Wu, Wei-Wei Deng, Yi-Cun Li, Jian-Feng Liu, Lin-Lin Bu, Bing Liu, Ashok B Kulkarni, Wen-Feng Zhang, Lu Zhang, Zhi-Jun Sun
Immune evasion is a hallmark feature of cancer, and it plays an important role in tumour initiation and progression. In addition, tumour immune evasion severely hampers the desired antitumour effect in multiple cancers. In this study, we aimed to investigate the role of the Notch pathway in immune evasion in the head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) microenvironment. We first demonstrated that Notch1 signalling was activated in a Tgfbr1/Pten-knockout HNSCC mouse model. Notch signalling inhibition using a γ-secretase inhibitor (GSI-IX, DAPT) decreased tumour burden in the mouse model after prophylactic treatment...
October 19, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034907/immune-tolerance-a-mother-s-greatest-gift-is-tim3
#5
Shimona Starling
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Nature Reviews. Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973925/foxo1-opposition-of-cd8-t-cell-effector-programming-confers-early-memory-properties-and-phenotypic-diversity
#6
Arnaud Delpoux, Chen-Yen Lai, Stephen M Hedrick, Andrew L Doedens
The factors and steps controlling postinfection CD8(+) T cell terminal effector versus memory differentiation are incompletely understood. Whereas we found that naive TCF7 (alias "Tcf-1") expression is FOXO1 independent, early postinfection we report bimodal, FOXO1-dependent expression of the memory-essential transcription factor TCF7 in pathogen-specific CD8(+) T cells. We determined the early postinfection TCF7(high) population is marked by low TIM3 expression and bears memory signature hallmarks before the appearance of established memory precursor marker CD127 (IL-7R)...
October 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935468/function-and-regulation-of-lag3-on-cd4-cd25-t-cells-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#7
Qin-Yun Ma, Da-Yu Huang, Hui-Jun Zhang, Shaohua Wang, Xiao-Feng Chen
LAG3 is a surface molecule found on a subset of immune cells. The precise function of LAG3 appears to be context-dependent. In this study, we investigated the effect of LAG3 on CD4(+)CD25(-) T cells from non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. We found that in the peripheral blood mononuclear cells of NSCLC patients, LAG3 was significantly increased in CD4(+) T cells directly ex vivo and primarily in the CD4(+)CD25(-) fraction, which was regulated by prolonged TCR stimulation and the presence of IL-27...
November 15, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921877/analysis-of-infantile-fibrosarcoma-reveals-extensive-t-cell-responses-within-tumors-implications-for-immunotherapy
#8
Hua Zhu, Song Gu, Minzhi Yin, Min Shi, Chao Xin, Jianmin Zhu, Jing Wang, Siqi Huang, Chenjie Xie, Jing Ma, Ci Pan, Jingyan Tang, Min Xu, Xue-Feng Bai
BACKGROUND: Infantile fibrosarcoma (IFS) is a rare pediatric malignancy with relatively good prognosis, but the risk of progression or recurrence after therapy exists. To understand the immune microenvironment of IFS and determine if immunotherapy is a potential treatment, we analyzed T-cell responses in IFS tumors. PROCEDURE: IFS tumors were analyzed by immunohistochemistry and multicolor flow cytometry to characterize immune cell infiltration and function. Tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) were expanded in vitro and evaluated for recognition of autologous tumor cells...
September 17, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921767/expansion-of-cd4-phenotype-among-cd160-receptor-expressing-lymphocytes-in-murine-pregnancy
#9
Matyas Meggyes, Laszlo Szereday, Pal Jakso, Barbara Bogar, Agnes Bogdan, Jasper Nörenberg, Eva Miko, Aliz Barakonyi
PROBLEM: CD160, a cell surface co-receptor, is capable of up- or downregulating cell proliferation, cytotoxicity or cytokine production on lymphocytes. Our aim was to investigate CD160(+) lymphocytes in the periphery and at the maternal-foetal interface during murine pregnancy. METHOD OF STUDY: CD4(+) , CD8(+) and gamma/delta T-cell phenotype, TIM3 co-expression and cytotoxic activity of CD160(+) lymphocytes of pregnant BALB/c mice were analysed by flow cytometry...
September 16, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833046/ahr-activation-increases-il-2-production-by-alloreactive-cd4-t-cells-initiating-the-differentiation-of-mucosal-homing-tim3-lag3-tr1-cells
#10
Allison K Ehrlich, Jamie M Pennington, Susan Tilton, Xisheng Wang, Nikki B Marshall, Diana Rohlman, Castle Funatake, Sumit Punj, Edmond O'Donnell, Zhen Yu, Siva K Kolluri, Nancy I Kerkvliet
Activation of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) by immunosuppressive ligands promotes the development of regulatory T (Treg) cells. Although AhR-induced Foxp3(+) Treg cells have been well studied, much less is known about the development and fate of AhR-induced Type 1 Treg (AhR-Tr1) cells. In the current study, we identified the unique transcriptional and functional changes in murine CD4(+) T cells that accompany the differentiation of AhR-Tr1 cells during the CD4(+) T-cell-dependent phase of an allospecific cytotoxic T lymphocyte (allo-CTL) response...
November 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827755/low-tim3-expression-indicates-poor-prognosis-of-metastatic-prostate-cancer-and-acts-as-an-independent-predictor-of-castration-resistant-status
#11
Junlong Wu, Guowen Lin, Yao Zhu, Hailiang Zhang, Guohai Shi, Yijun Shen, Yiping Zhu, Bo Dai, Dingwei Ye
T cell immunoglobulin 3 (TIM3) is a cell surface star molecule expressed on T cells, and also marks dysfunctional CD8(+) T cells in various kinds of cancers. However, there are few studies focusing on the expression of TIM3 in tumor cells. In our study, we recruited 139 patients with metastatic prostate cancer (mPCa) who received transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) consecutively to examine whether TIM3 expression level is associated with overall survival (OS) in mPCa patients. Immunohistochemistry was performed to determine TIM3 expression in prostate cancer tissues and then patients were divided into two groups...
August 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806299/the-dynamic-and-transient-immune-microenvironment-in-locally-advanced-esophageal-adenocarcinoma-post-chemoradiation
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Ronan J Kelly, Ali H Zaidi, Matthew A Smith, Ashten N Omstead, Juliann E Kosovec, Daisuke Matsui, Samantha A Martin, Christina DiCarlo, E Day Werts, Jan F Silverman, David H Wang, Blair A Jobe
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the impact of chemoradiation on the immune microenvironment to influence and optimally design future neoadjuvant clinical trials. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: Programmed death (PD)-1 inhibitors in metastatic gastroesophageal cancer have demonstrated response rates of approximately 25% in programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1+) tumors. Unfortunately, the majority of patients do not respond. Therefore, a rationale strategy of combining immunotherapeutic agents with chemoradiation in earlier stage esophageal cancer may prevent metastatic disease in patients...
August 10, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756232/tim3-galectin-9-alleviates-the-inflammation-of-tao-patients-via-suppressing-akt-nf-kb-signaling-pathway
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Li-Hua Luo, Dong-Mei Li, Yan-Ling Wang, Kang Wang, Li-Xin Gao, Shuang Li, Ji-Gang Yang, Chun-Lin Li, Wei Feng, Hong Guo
Thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO) is an autoimmune disease. Studies showed that T helper 1 (Th1), Th2, and Th17 cells play important roles in the pathology of TAO. Tim-3 and its only known ligand Galectin-9 (Gal-9) is related to the suppression of Th1 and Th17 cytokine secretion. This study aims to investigate the role of Tim3/Gal-9 in the inflammatory response of TAO. In this study, the levels of Tim3, Gal-9, and cytokines of Th1 (TNF-α and IFN-γ), Th2 (IL-4), and Th17 (IL-17) cells were analyzed in the blood samples of TAO patients and healthy controls as well as in orbital fibroblasts...
September 30, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710313/ex-vivo-pd-l1-pd-1-pathway-blockade-reverses-dysfunction-of-circulating-cea-specific-t-cells-in-pancreatic-cancer-patients
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Yuan Chen, Shao-An Xue, Shahriar Behboudi, Goran H Mohammad, Stephen P Pereira, Emma C Morris
Purpose: Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) is a candidate target for cellular immunotherapy of pancreatic cancer. In this study, we have characterized the antigen-specific function of autologous cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) specific for the HLA-A2-restricted peptide, pCEA691-699, isolated from the peripheral T-cell repertoire of pancreatic cancer patients and sought to determine if ex vivo PD-L1 and TIM-3 blockade could enhance CTL function.Experimental Design: CD8(+) T-cell lines were generated from peripheral blood mononuclear cells of 18 HLA-A2(+) patients with pancreatic cancer and from 15 healthy controls...
October 15, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686578/culling-of-apcs-by-inflammatory-cell-death-pathways-restricts-tim3-and-pd-1-expression-and-promotes-the-survival-of-primed-cd8-t-cells
#15
Rajen Patel, Kwangsin Kim, Bojan Shutinoski, Kristina Wachholz, Lakshmi Krishnan, Subash Sad
We evaluated the impact of premature cell death of antigen-presenting cells (APCs) by Caspase-1- and RipK3-signaling pathways on CD8(+) T-cell priming during infection of mice with Salmonella typhimurium (ST). Our results indicate that Caspase1 and RipK3 synergize to rapidly eliminate infected APCs, which does not influence the initial activation of CD8(+) T cells. However, the maintenance of primed CD8(+) T cells was greatly compromised when both these pathways were disabled. Caspase-1- and RipK3-signaling did not influence NF-κB signaling in APCs, but synergized to promote processing of IL-1 and IL-18...
November 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648905/antibodies-against-immune-checkpoint-molecules-restore%C3%A2-functions-of-tumor-infiltrating-t-cells-in-hepatocellular%C3%A2-carcinomas
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Guoying Zhou, Dave Sprengers, Patrick P C Boor, Michail Doukas, Hannah Schutz, Shanta Mancham, Alexander Pedroza-Gonzalez, Wojciech G Polak, Jeroen de Jonge, Marcia Gaspersz, Haidong Dong, Kris Thielemans, Qiuwei Pan, Jan N M IJzermans, Marco J Bruno, Jaap Kwekkeboom
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Ligand binding to inhibitory receptors on immune cells, such as programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) and cytotoxic T-lymphocyte associated protein 4 (CTLA4), down-regulates the T-cell-mediated immune response (called immune checkpoints). Antibodies that block these receptors increase antitumor immunity in patients with melanoma, non-small-cell lung cancer, and renal cell cancer. Tumor-infiltrating CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cells in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have been found to be functionally compromised...
October 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624961/phenotypic-and-functional-characterization-of-t-cells-in-white-matter-lesions-of-multiple-sclerosis-patients
#17
Gijsbert P van Nierop, Marvin M van Luijn, Samira S Michels, Marie-Jose Melief, Malou Janssen, Anton W Langerak, Werner J D Ouwendijk, Rogier Q Hintzen, Georges M G M Verjans
T cells are considered pivotal in the pathology of multiple sclerosis (MS), but their function and antigen specificity are unknown. To unravel the role of T cells in MS pathology, we performed a comprehensive analysis on T cells recovered from paired blood, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), normal-appearing white matter (NAWM) and white matter lesions (WML) from 27 MS patients with advanced disease shortly after death. The differentiation status of T cells in these compartments was determined by ex vivo flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry...
June 17, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615061/synergistic-effect-of-il-12-and-il-18-induces-tim3-regulation-of-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cell-function-and-decreases-the-risk-of-clinical-malaria-in-children-living-in-papua-new-guinea
#18
Louis Schofield, Lisa J Ioannidis, Stephan Karl, Leanne J Robinson, Qiao Y Tan, Daniel P Poole, Inoni Betuela, Danika L Hill, Peter M Siba, Diana S Hansen, Ivo Mueller, Emily M Eriksson
BACKGROUND: γδ T cells are important for both protective immunity and immunopathogenesis during malaria infection. However, the immunological processes determining beneficial or detrimental effects on disease outcome remain elusive. The aim of this study was to examine expression and regulatory effect of the inhibitory receptor T-cell immunoglobulin domain and mucin domain 3 (TIM3) on γδ T cells. While TIM3 expression and function on conventional αβ T cells have been clearly defined, the equivalent characterization on γδ T cells and associations with disease outcomes is limited...
June 15, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600190/understanding-the-checkpoint-blockade-in-lung-cancer-immunotherapy
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REVIEW
Maria Giovanna Dal Bello, Angela Alama, Simona Coco, Irene Vanni, Francesco Grossi
Immunotherapies have changed the treatment strategy of some types of tumor including melanoma and, more recently, non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Immune checkpoints are crucial for the maintenance of self-tolerance and it is known that some tumors use checkpoint systems to evade antitumor immune response. The treatment of advanced NSCLC by immune-checkpoint blockade targeting the programmed cell death protein-1 (PD1/PDL1) and cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen 4 (CTLA4) pathways has led to significant clinical benefit either as monotherapy or in combination therapy...
August 2017: Drug Discovery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578092/construction-of-human-masp-2-ccp1-2sp-ccp2sp-sp-plasmid-dna-nanolipoplexes-and-the-effects-on-tuberculosis-in-bcg-infected-mice
#20
Qi Gao, Xinfang Dong, Yanping Luo, Guochao Zhang, Jinyu Shan, Qian Wang, Qi He, Lifeng Zhang, Jingqiu Wang, Bingdong Zhu, Xingming Ma
The lectin pathway, one of the complement cascade systems, provides the primary line of defense against invading pathogens. The serine protease of MASP-2 plays an essential role in complement activation of the lectin pathway. The C-terminal segment of MASP-2 is comprised of the CCP1-CCP2-SP domains, and is the crucial catalytic segment. However, what is the effect of CCP1-CCP2-SP domains in controlling chronic infection is unknown. In order to evaluate the potential impact of CCP1-CCP2-SP domains on tuberculosis, we constructed the human MASP-2 CCP1/2SP, CCP2SP and SP recombinant plasmids, and delivered these plasmids by DNA-DOTAP:cholesterol cationic nanolipoplexes to BCG-infected mice...
May 31, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
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