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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327044/association-of-the-lung-immune-prognostic-index-with-immune-checkpoint-inhibitor-outcomes-in-patients-with-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Laura Mezquita, Edouard Auclin, Roberto Ferrara, Melinda Charrier, Jordi Remon, David Planchard, Santiago Ponce, Luis Paz Ares, Laura Leroy, Clarisse Audigier-Valette, Enriqueta Felip, Jorge Zerón-Medina, Pilar Garrido, Solenn Brosseau, Gérard Zalcman, Julien Mazieres, Caroline Caramela, Jihene Lahmar, Julien Adam, Nathalie Chaput, Jean Charles Soria, Benjamin Besse
Importance: Derived neutrophils/(leukocytes minus neutrophils) ratio (dNLR) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) level have been correlated with immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) outcomes in patients with melanoma. Objective: To determine whether pretreatment dNLR and LDH are associated with resistance to ICIs in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Design, Setting, and Participants: Multicenter retrospective study with a test (n = 161) and a validation set (n = 305) treated with programmed death 1/programmed death ligand 1 (PD-1/PD-L1) inhibitors in 8 European centers, and a control cohort (n = 162) treated with chemotherapy only...
January 11, 2018: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313321/the-matrix-synthesis-and-anti-inflammatory-effect-of-autologous-leukocyte-poor-platelet-rich-plasma-in-human-cartilage-explants
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Mario Simental-Mendía, Félix Vilchez-Cavazos, Rubén García-Garza, Jorge Lara-Arias, Roberto Montes-de-Oca-Luna, Salvador Said-Fernández, Herminia G Martínez-Rodríguez
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of autologous leukocyte-poor platelet-rich plasma (LP-PRP) on the expression of markers involved in cartilage-extracellular matrix production and inflammation in cartilage explants bearing osteoarthritis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cartilage explants and LP-PRP were obtained from 10 patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty. The explants were cultured in spinner flasks for 28 days in the presence of interleukin (IL)-1β and/or LP-PRP...
January 9, 2018: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313111/long-term-swimming-training-modifies-acute-immune-cell-response-to-a-high-intensity-session
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José P Morgado, Cristina P Monteiro, Catarina N Matias, Joana F Reis, Júlia Teles, Maria José Laires, Francisco Alves
PURPOSE: Long-term training influence on athletes' immune cell response to acute exercise has been poorly studied, despite the complexity of both chronic and acute adaptations induced by training. The purpose of the study is to study the influence of a 4-month swimming training cycle on the immune cell response to a high-intensity training session, during 24 h of recovery, considering sex, maturity, and age group. METHODS: Forty-three swimmers (16 females, 14.4 ± 1...
January 8, 2018: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312532/secretory-leukocyte-protease-inhibitor-slpi-as-a-potential-target-for-inhibiting-metastasis-of-triple-negative-breast-cancers
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Sergey V Kozin, Nir Maimon, Rong Wang, Nisha Gupta, Lance Munn, Rakesh K Jain, Igor Garkavtsev
SLPI has been implicated in the progression and metastasis of certain cancers. However, the effects of SLPI seem to be tumor-specific and the mechanisms remain poorly defined. Here, we demonstrate that highly metastatic, triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) 4T1 cells secreted more SLPI compared to their non-metastatic counterparts. Furthermore, SLPI secretion directly correlated with spontaneous lung metastasis from 4T1 tumors orthotopically implanted in mice. Consistent with our experimental results, we also found that higher SLPI expression levels correlate with worse clinical outcome in basal/TNBC patients...
December 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306950/immune-consequences-of-in-vitro-infection-of-human-peripheral-blood-leukocytes-with-vesicular-stomatitis-virus
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Tomasz Tomczyk, Grażyna Wróbel, Radosław Chaber, Iwona Siemieniec, Egbert Piasecki, Małgorzata Krzystek-Korpacka, Beata U Orzechowska
BACKGROUND: Oncolytic vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) can be delivered intravenously to target primary and metastatic lesions, but the interaction between human peripheral blood leukocytes (PBLs) and VSV remains poorly understood. Our study aimed to assess the overall immunological consequences of ex vivo infection of PBLs with VSV. METHODS: Phenotypic analysis of lymphocyte subsets and apoptosis were evaluated with flow cytometry. Caspase 3/7 activity was detected by luminescence assay...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297942/expression-pattern-of-immunosurveillance-related-antigen-in-adult-t-cell-leukemia-lymphoma
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Naoko Asano, Hiroaki Miyoshi, Takeharu Kato, Joji Shimono, Noriaki Yoshida, Daisuke Kurita, Yuya Sasaki, Keisuke Kawamoto, Koichi Ohshima, Masao Seto
AIMS: Adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATLL) is an aggressive malignancy with a poor prognosis. Human leukocyte antigen (HLA) and β2M serve as key molecules in tumor immunity, and their expression is frequently reduced in tumor cells. Programmed cell death (PD)-1/PD-ligand1 (PD-L1) interactions play a role in escape of tumor cells from T-cell immunity. Therefore, this study aimed to determine the clinicopathological relevance of HLA and β2M expressions in ATLL cells and PD-L1 expression in lymphoma or stromal cells and predict the overall survival of patients with ATLL...
January 3, 2018: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296896/maintenance-of-telomere-length-in-aml
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Peter M Lansdorp
The importance of telomere length to human health, aging, and cancer continues to be underappreciated. This review examines some basics of telomere biology and relates how telomere function, telomerase activity, and mutations in TERC or TERT are involved in bone marrow failure, leukemias, and other cancers. Given the challenge to obtain accurate data on telomerase activity and telomere length in specific cell types, the situation in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) remains puzzling. In most cancers, telomerase levels are increased after cells have encountered a "telomere crisis," which is typically associated with poor prognosis...
November 28, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289758/comparison-of-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-versus-haploidentical-donor-stem-cell-transplantation-for-favorable-and-intermediate-risk-acute-myeloid-leukemia-patients-in-first-complete-remission
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Jia Chen, Lingyi Yang, Yi Fan, Yang Xu, Yue Han, Xiaowen Tang, Huiying Qiu, Chengcheng Fu, Miao Miao, Feng Chen, Depei Wu
Stem cell transplantation (SCT) is an attractive post-remission treatment option for patients with intermediate-risk acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and for some favorable-risk AML patients with additional non-genetic risk factors. Autologous SCT (auto-SCT) and haplo-identical donor SCT (haplo-SCT) are the widely used alternatives in case of a lack of a human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-matched donor. However, limited data have been published on the direct comparison between these two transplant types. Based on the transplantation database in our center, we conducted a retrospective study involving patients with favorable- and intermediate-risk AML in first complete remission (CR1), according to the NCCN guideline...
December 28, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281125/resident-intestinal-eosinophils-constitutively-express-antigen-presentation-markers-and-include-two-phenotypically-distinct-subsets-of-eosinophils
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Jason J Xenakis, Emily D Howard, Kalmia M Smith, Courtney L Olbrich, Yanjun Huang, Dilanjan Anketell, Samuel Maldonado, Evangeline W Cornwell, Lisa A Spencer
Intestinal eosinophils are implicated in homeostatic and disease-associated processes, yet the phenotype of intestinal tissue-dwelling eosinophils is poorly defined and their roles in intestinal health or disease remain enigmatic. Here we probed the phenotype and localization of eosinophils constitutively homed to the small intestine of naïve mice at baseline, and of antigen sensitized mice following intestinal challenge. Eosinophils homed to the intestinal lamina propria of naïve mice were phenotypically distinguished from autologous blood eosinophils, and constitutively expressed antigen presenting cell markers, suggesting intestinal eosinophils, unlike blood eosinophils, may be primed for antigen presentation...
December 27, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235141/pseudomesotheliomatous-carcinoma-of-the-pleura-an-autopsy-case-of-metastasis-from-a-g-csf-producing-anaplastic-carcinoma-of-the-pancreas
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Yui Hattori, Kazuhiro Sentani, Takuya Hattori, Naohide Oue, Wataru Yasui
Pseudomesotheliomatous carcinoma is a malignant tumor that extends along the pleura mimicking malignant mesothelioma. An 81-year-old male patient presented to our hospital with epigastralgia, and abdominal computed tomography (CT) showed a 36-mm tumor in the pancreatic tail. The laboratory data revealed a high leukocyte count (>44 000/μL). Chest CT showed left pleural thickening with pleural effusion. The cancer showed a poor response to chemotherapy, and the patient died of respiratory failure at 5 months after the onset of disease...
December 13, 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234849/urbanization-in-sub-saharan-africa-declining-rates-of-chronic-and-recurrent-infection-and-their-possible-role-in-the-origins-of-non-communicable-diseases
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REVIEW
Stephen W Bickler, Andrew Wang, Said Amin, Jonathan Halbach, Radhames Lizardo, David M Cauvi, Antonio De Maio
BACKGROUND: Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as atherosclerosis and cancers, are a leading cause of death worldwide. An important, yet poorly explained epidemiological feature of NCDs is their low incidence in under developed areas of low-income countries and rising rates in urban areas. METHODS: With the goal of better understanding how urbanization increases the incidence of NCDs, we provide an overview of the urbanization process in sub-Saharan Africa, discuss gene expression differences between rural and urban populations, and review the current NCD determinant model...
December 12, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234752/morphological-and-immunophenotypical-differences-between-chronic-periodontitis-and-peri-implantitis-a-cross-sectional-study
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Pablo Galindo-Moreno, Jesús López-Martínez, Mercedes Caba-Molina, Rosa Ríos-Pelegrina, Laura Torrecillas-Martínez, Alberto Monje, Francisco Mesa, Natalia Chueca, Federico García-García, Francisco O'Valle
PURPOSE: To examine differences in morphology and in immunophenotype subsets between chronic periodontitis (CP) and peri-implantitis (P-I) lesions and to test the diagnostic agreement (CP vs P-I) among three independent observers, based on histopathological features. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This observational cross-sectional study included 15 gingival biopsies of CP lesions and 15 biopsies of P-I lesions for double-blinded examination by three independent pathologists...
2017: European Journal of Oral Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228619/fibrin-bearing-microparticles-marker-of-thrombo-embolic-events-in-pancreatic-and-colorectal-cancers
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Diane Mege, Lydie Crescence, Mehdi Ouaissi, Igor Sielezneff, Regis Guieu, Françoise Dignat-George, Christophe Dubois, Laurence Panicot-Dubois
Background: Microparticles (MPs) are plasma membrane-derived extracellular vesicles present in the bloodstream. We have described a specific signature of MPs, called microparticulosome, in colorectal (CRC) and pancreatic (PC) cancers. We observed that levels of fibrin-bearing MPs were significantly increased in patients suffering from PC and CRC in comparison with control groups. Here, we hypothesised that fibrin-MPs may constitute a relevant biomarker of thrombosis associated with cancer...
November 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228045/mycobacterial-infection-induces-higher-interleukin-1%C3%AE-and-dysregulated-lung-inflammation-in-mice-with-defective-leukocyte-nadph-oxidase
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Wen-Cheng Chao, Chia-Liang Yen, Cheng-Yuan Hsieh, Ya-Fang Huang, Yau-Lin Tseng, Peter Andrija Nigrovic, Chi-Chang Shieh
Granulomatous inflammation causes severe tissue damage in mycobacterial infection while redox status was reported to be crucial in the granulomatous inflammation. Here, we used a NADPH oxidase 2 (NOX2)-deficient mice (Ncf1-/-) to investigate the role of leukocyte-produced reactive oxygen species (ROS) in mycobacterium-induced granulomatous inflammation. We found poorly controlled mycobacterial proliferation, significant body weight loss, and a high mortality rate after M. marinum infection in Ncf1-/- mice. Moreover, we noticed loose and neutrophilic granulomas and higher levels of interleukin (IL)-1β and neutrophil chemokines in Ncf1-/- mice when compared with those in wild type mice...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220877/increased-circulating-plasma-cells-detected-by-flow-cytometry-predicts-poor-prognosis-in-patients-with-plasma-cell-myeloma
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Mi Hyun Bae, Chan-Jeoung Park, Bo Hyun Kim, Young-Uk Cho, Seongsoo Jang, Dong-Hyun Lee, Eul-Ju Seo, Dok Hyun Yoon, Jung-Hee Lee, Cheolwon Suh
BACKGROUND: Flow cytometry (FC) is a reliable tool for diagnosing and monitoring of plasma cell myeloma (PCM). Recent studies used FC for quantifying plasma cells (PCs) in peripheral blood (PB) using various panels, and an adverse prognostic effect of circulating PCs (cPCs) has been reported. We investigated the prognostic implication of cPCs quantified using a simple panel in patients with PCM. METHODS: Bone marrow (BM) and PB of 85 patients with PCM were analyzed by five-color FC at time of diagnosis...
December 8, 2017: Cytometry. Part B, Clinical Cytometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218468/prediction-of-unfavorable-outcomes-in-cryptococcal-meningitis-results-of-the-multicenter-infectious-diseases-international-research-initiative-id-iri-cryptococcal-meningitis-study
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I N Hakyemez, H Erdem, G Beraud, M Lurdes, A Silva-Pinto, C Alexandru, B Bishop, F Mangani, X Argemi, M Poinot, R Hasbun, M Akcaer, S Alp, T Demirdal, K Angamuthu, F Amer, E Ragab, G A Shehata, D Ozturk-Engin, N Ozgunes, L Larsen, S Zimmerli, O R Sipahi, E Tukenmez Tigen, G Celebi, N Oztoprak, A C Yardimci, Y Cag
Cryptococcal meningitis (CM) is mostly seen in immunocompromised patients, particularly human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients, but CM may also occur in apparently immunocompetent individuals. Outcome analyses have been performed in such patients but, due to the high prevalence of HIV infection worldwide, CM patients today may be admitted to hospitals with unknown HIV status, particularly in underdeveloped countries. The objective of this multicenter study was to analyze all types of CM cases in an aggregate cohort to disclose unfavorable outcomes...
December 8, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217585/patient-hla-class-i-genotype-influences-cancer-response-to-checkpoint-blockade-immunotherapy
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Diego Chowell, Luc G T Morris, Claud M Grigg, Jeffrey K Weber, Robert M Samstein, Vladimir Makarov, Fengshen Kuo, Sviatoslav M Kendall, David Requena, Nadeem Riaz, Benjamin Greenbaum, James Carroll, Edward Garon, David M Hyman, Ahmet Zehir, David Solit, Michael Berger, Ruhong Zhou, Naiyer A Rizvi, Timothy A Chan
CD8+ T cell-dependent killing of cancer cells requires efficient presentation of tumor antigens by human leukocyte antigen class I (HLA-I) molecules. However, the extent to which patient-specific HLA-I genotype influences response to anti-PD-1 or anti-CTLA-4 is currently unknown. We determined the HLA-I genotype of 1,535 advanced cancer patients treated with immune checkpoint blockade (ICB). Maximal heterozygosity at HLA-I loci (A, B, and C) improved overall survival after ICB compared to patients who were homozygous for at least one HLA locus...
December 7, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213343/exome-sequencing-characterizes-the-somatic-mutation-spectrum-of-early-serrated-lesions-in-a-patient-with-serrated-polyposis-syndrome-sps
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Sukanya Horpaopan, Jutta Kirfel, Sophia Peters, Michael Kloth, Robert Hüneburg, Janine Altmüller, Dmitriy Drichel, Margarete Odenthal, Glen Kristiansen, Christian Strassburg, Jacob Nattermann, Per Hoffmann, Peter Nürnberg, Reinhard Büttner, Holger Thiele, Philip Kahl, Isabel Spier, Stefan Aretz
Background: Serrated or Hyperplastic Polyposis Syndrome (SPS, HPS) is a yet poorly defined colorectal cancer (CRC) predisposition characterised by the occurrence of multiple and/or large serrated polyps throughout the colon. A serrated polyp-CRC sequence (serrated pathway) of CRC formation has been postulated, however, to date only few molecular signatures of serrated neoplasia (BRAF, KRAS, RNF43 mutations, CpG Island Methylation, MSI) have been described in a subset of SPS patients and neither the etiology of the syndrome nor the distinct genetic alterations during tumorigenesis have been identified...
2017: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211968/men-and-women-differ-in-the-biochemical-composition-of-platelet-rich-plasma
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Grace Xiong, Nithya Lingampalli, Jayme C B Koltsov, Lawrence L Leung, Nidhi Bhutani, William H Robinson, Constance R Chu
BACKGROUND: Autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is widely used for a variety of clinical applications. However, clinical outcome studies have not consistently shown positive effects. The composition of PRP differs based on many factors. An improved understanding of factors influencing the composition of PRP is important for the optimization of PRP use. HYPOTHESIS: Age and sex influence the PRP composition in healthy patients. STUDY DESIGN: Controlled laboratory study...
November 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211557/acoustophoretic-purification-of-platelets-feasibility-and-impact-on-platelet-activation-and-function
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Pierre Bohec, Jérémie Gachelin, Véronique Ollivier, Thibaut Mutin, Xavier Télot, Benoît Ho-Tin-Noé, Sandra Sanfilippo
Purity, limited platelet activation, and preservation of platelet function are important stakes of preparation of platelet concentrates (PC) for clinical use. In fact, contaminating red blood cells and leukocytes, as well as activated and/or poorly functional platelets in PC, represents a risk of poor efficiency and adverse side effects during platelet transfusion. Therefore, optimization of preparation and storage of PC is still an active field of research. Shear-induced platelet activation is an unwanted side effect of the hard-spin (up to 5000g) step of centrifugation-based methods currently used in blood banks to prepare PC from whole blood samples...
December 6, 2017: Platelets
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