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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784674/clinically-relevant-cytotoxic-immune-cell-signatures-and-clonal-expansion-of-t-cell-receptors-in-high-risk-mycn-not-amplified-human-neuroblastoma
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Jun S Wei, Igor B Kuznetsov, Shile Zhang, Young K Song, Shahab Asgharzadeh, Sivasish Sindiri, Xinyu Wen, Rajesh Patidar, Sushma Nagaraj, Ashley Walton, Jaime M Guidry Auvil, Daniela S Gerhard, Aysen Yuksel, Daniel R Catchpoole, Stephen M Hewitt, Paul M Sondel, Robert C Seeger, John M Maris, Javed Khan
PURPOSE: High-risk neuroblastoma is an aggressive disease. DNA sequencing studies have revealed a paucity of actionable genomic alterations and a low mutation burden, posing challenges to develop effective novel therapies. We used RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) to investigate the biology of this disease including a focus on tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs). EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We performed deep RNA-seq on pre-treatment diagnostic tumors from 129 high-risk and 21 low- or intermediate-risk patients with neuroblastomas...
May 21, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748955/investigational-agents-in-immunotherapy-a-new-horizon-for-the-treatment-of-multiple-myeloma
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REVIEW
Cindy Varga, Jacob P Laubach, Kenneth C Anderson, Paul G Richardson
The treatment of multiple myeloma (MM) has gone through several major advances over the last 5 years with the introduction of next generation proteasome inhibitors (PI; carfilzomib, ixazomib) and immunomodulatory derivatives (IMiD; pomalidomide), with these new agents having a substantial impact on patient outcome. However, despite these advances, MM remains a highly resistant disease given its propensity for clonal heterogeneity and its complex interaction with the surrounding bone marrow microenvironment...
May 10, 2018: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606595/-informative-predation-towards-a-new-species-concept
#3
Philippe Lherminier
We distinguish two types of predations: the predation of matter-energy equals the food chain, and the informative predation is the capture of the information brought by the sexual partners. The cell or parent consumes energy and matter to grow, multiply and produce offspring. A fixed amount of resources is divided by the number of organisms, so individual growth and numerical multiplication are limited by depletion resources of the environment. Inversely, fertilization does not destroy information, but instead produces news...
March 29, 2018: Comptes Rendus Biologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29592892/gene-dosage-effect-of-cux1-in-a-murine-model-disrupts-hsc-homeostasis-and-controls-the-severity-and-mortality-of-mds
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Ningfei An, Saira Khan, Molly K Imgruet, Sandeep K Gurbuxani, Stephanie N Konecki, Michael R Burgess, Megan E McNerney
Monosomy 7 (-7) and del(7q) are high-risk cytogenetic abnormalities common in myeloid malignancies. We previously reported that CUX1 , a homeodomain-containing transcription factor encoded on 7q22, is frequently inactivated in myeloid neoplasms, and CUX1 myeloid tumor suppressor activity is conserved from humans to Drosophila CUX1 inactivating mutations are recurrent in clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential (CHIP) as well as myeloid malignancies, in which they independently carry a poor prognosis...
March 28, 2018: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29575763/dna-methylation-profiling-reveals-a-pathological-signature-that-contributes-to-transcriptional-defects-of-cd34-cd15-cells-in-early-chronic-phase-chronic-myeloid-leukemia
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Stéphanie Maupetit-Mehouas, Franck Court, Céline Bourgne, Agnès Guerci, Pascale Cony-Makhoul, Hyacinthe Johnson, Gabriel Etienne, Philippe Rousselot, Denis Guyotat, Alexandre Janel, Eric Hermet, Sandrine Saugues, Juliette Berger, Philippe Arnaud, Marc G Berger
Despite the high efficiency of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI), some patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) will display residual disease that can become resistant to treatment, indicating intra-clonal heterogeneity in chronic phase CML (CP-CML). To determine the basis of this heterogeneity, we conducted the first exhaustive characterization of the DNA methylation pattern of sorted CP-CML CD34+ CD15- (immature) and CD34- CD15+ (mature) cells at diagnosis (prior to any treatment), and compared it to that of CD34+ CD15- and CD34- CD15+ cells isolated from healthy donors (HD)...
March 25, 2018: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29545794/influence-of-inflammation-in-the-process-of-t-lymphocyte-differentiation-proliferative-metabolic-and-oxidative-changes
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REVIEW
Marco A Moro-García, Juan C Mayo, Rosa M Sainz, Rebeca Alonso-Arias
T lymphocytes, from their first encounter with their specific antigen as naïve cell until the last stages of their differentiation, in a replicative state of senescence, go through a series of phases. In several of these stages, T lymphocytes are subjected to exponential growth in successive encounters with the same antigen. This entire process occurs throughout the life of a human individual and, earlier, in patients with chronic infections/pathologies through inflammatory mediators, first acutely and later in a chronic form...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462256/molecular-mechanisms-of-acquired-resistance-to-third-generation-egfr-tkis-in-egfr-t790m-mutant-lung-cancer
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C Ricordel, L Friboulet, F Facchinetti, J-C Soria
Lung cancer represents the leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Despite great advances in its management with the recent emergence of molecular targeted therapies for non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), relapse of the metastatic disease always occurs within approximately one year. Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutant tumours are the prime example of oncogene addiction and clonal evolution in oncology, regarding the emergence of resistance to first- and second-generation EGFR inhibitors...
January 1, 2018: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448937/engineering-chimeric-antigen-receptor-t-cells-for-cancer-treatment
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REVIEW
Baixin Ye, Creed M Stary, Xuejun Li, Qingping Gao, Chunsheng Kang, Xiaoxing Xiong
Intratumor heterogeneity of tumor clones and an immunosuppressive microenvironment in cancer ecosystems contribute to inherent difficulties for tumor treatment. Recently, chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy has been successfully applied in the treatment of B-cell malignancies, underscoring its great potential in antitumor therapy. However, functional challenges of CAR-T cell therapy, especially in solid tumors, remain. Here, we describe cancer-immunity phenotypes from a clonal-stromal-immune perspective and elucidate mechanisms of T-cell exhaustion that contribute to tumor immune evasion...
February 15, 2018: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445583/deep-sustained-response-to-daratumumab-monotherapy-associated-with-t-cell-expansion-in-triple-refractory-myeloma
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Saad Z Usmani, Imran Khan, Christopher Chiu, David Foureau, Lawrence J Druhan, Katherine Rigby, Tineke Casneuf, A Kate Sasser
Background: Daratumumab, a human CD38 monoclonal antibody that has direct on-tumor and immunomodulatory mechanisms of action, demonstrated clinical benefit as monotherapy or in combination with established regimens in patients with multiple myeloma with one or more prior lines of therapy. Case presentation: A male patient, who was 70 years of age at the time of diagnosis of multiple myeloma in 2011, relapsed after five lines of therapy, including autologous stem cell transplantation...
2018: Experimental Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444930/immunophenotyping-of-newly-diagnosed-and-recurrent-glioblastoma-defines-distinct-immune-exhaustion-profiles-in-peripheral-and-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes
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Malte Mohme, Simon Schliffke, Cecile L Maire, Alessandra Rünger, Laura Glau, Klaus C Mende, Jakob Matschke, Christina Gehbauer, Nuray Akyüz, Svenja Zapf, Mareike Holz, Miriam Schaper, Tobias Martens, Nils O Schmidt, Sven Peine, Manfred Westphal, Mascha Binder, Eva Tolosa, Katrin Lamszus
PURPOSE: Immunotherapeutic treatment strategies for glioblastoma (GBM) are under investigation in clinical trials. However, our understanding of the immune phenotype of GBM-infiltrating T-cells (TILs) and changes during disease progression is limited. Deeper insight is urgently needed to therapeutically overcome tumor-induced immune exhaustion. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We used flow-cytometry and cytokine assays to profile TILs and blood lymphocytes (PBL) from GBM patients, comparing newly diagnosed or recurrent GBM to long-term survivors (LTS) and healthy donors...
February 14, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29399332/recent-advances-in-understanding-hematopoiesis-in-fanconi-anemia
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REVIEW
Grover Bagby
Fanconi anemia is an inherited disease characterized by genomic instability, hypersensitivity to DNA cross-linking agents, bone marrow failure, short stature, skeletal abnormalities, and a high relative risk of myeloid leukemia and epithelial malignancies. The 21 Fanconi anemia genes encode proteins involved in multiple nuclear biochemical pathways that effect DNA interstrand crosslink repair. In the past, bone marrow failure was attributed solely to the failure of stem cells to repair DNA. Recently, non-canonical functions of many of the Fanconi anemia proteins have been described, including modulating responses to oxidative stress, viral infection, and inflammation as well as facilitating mitophagic responses and enhancing signals that promote stem cell function and survival...
2018: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259496/immunosenescence-in-aging-between-immune-cells-depletion-and-cytokines-up-regulation
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REVIEW
Maria Teresa Ventura, Marco Casciaro, Sebastiano Gangemi, Rosalba Buquicchio
Background: The immunosenescence is a relatively recent chapter, correlated with the linear extension of the average life began in the nineteenth century and still in progress. The most important feature of immunosenescence is the accumulation in the "immunological space" of memory and effector cells as a result of the stimulation caused by repeated clinical and subclinical infections and by continuous exposure to antigens (inhalant allergens, food, etc.). This state of chronic inflammation that characterizes senescence has a significant impact on survival and fragility...
2017: Clinical and Molecular Allergy: CMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232209/recent-progress-in-understanding-hiv-reservoirs
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Hsiao-Hsuan Kuo, Mathias Lichterfeld
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Reservoirs of HIV-1-infected cells persist long-term despite highly effective antiretroviral suppression therapy and represent the main barrier against a cure for HIV-1. This review summarizes recent advances in understanding the complexity and diversity of viral reservoir cells. RECENT FINDINGS: Latently infected memory CD4 T cells are the predominant cell compartment responsible for viral persistence, but some studies suggest that myeloid cells, and possibly hematopoietic progenitors, can also serve as long-term viral reservoirs...
March 2018: Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217527/merkel-cell-carcinoma-in-the-age-of-immunotherapy-facts-and-hopes
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REVIEW
Aric Colunga, Thomas Pulliam, Paul Nghiem
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare (∼2,000 U.S. cases/year) but aggressive neuroendocrine tumor of the skin. For advanced MCC, cytotoxic chemotherapy only infrequently (<10% of cases) offers durable clinical responses (>1 year), suggesting a great need for improved therapeutic options. In 2008, the Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV) was discovered and is clonally integrated in approximately 80% of MCC tumors. The remaining 20% of MCC tumors have large numbers of UV-associated mutations. Importantly, both the UV-induced neoantigens in virus-negative tumors and the MCPyV T antigen oncogenes that are required for virus-positive tumor growth are immunogenic...
December 7, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152576/meningococcal-antigen-typing-system-mats-based-neisseria-meningitidis-serogroup-b-coverage-prediction-for-the-menb-4c-vaccine-in-the-united-states
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Gowrisankar Rajam, Maria Stella, Ellie Kim, Simon Paulos, Giuseppe Boccadifuoco, Laura Serino, George Carlone, Duccio Medini
Neisseria meningitidis is the most common cause of bacterial meningitis in children and young adults worldwide. A 4-component vaccine against N. meningitidis serogroup B (MenB) disease (MenB-4C [Bexsero]; GSK) combining factor H binding protein (fHBP), neisserial heparin binding protein (NHBA), neisserial adhesin A (NadA), and PorA-containing outer membrane vesicles was recently approved for use in the United States and other countries worldwide. Because the public health impact of MenB-4C in the United States is unclear, we used the meningococcal antigen typing system (MATS) to assess the strain coverage in a panel of strains representative of serogroup B (NmB) disease in the United States...
November 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066497/t-cell-localization-activation-and-clonal-expansion-in-human-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
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Ingunn M Stromnes, Ayaka Hulbert, Robert H Pierce, Philip D Greenberg, Sunil R Hingorani
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) is a lethal malignancy resistant to most therapies, including immune checkpoint blockade. To elucidate mechanisms of immunotherapy resistance, we assessed immune parameters in resected human PDA. We demonstrate significant interpatient variability in T-cell number, localization, and phenotype. CD8+ T cells, Foxp3+ regulatory T cells, and PD-1+ and PD-L1+ cells were preferentially enriched in tertiary lymphoid structures that were found in most tumors compared with stroma and tumor cell nests...
November 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050774/whole-genome-sequencing-of-clinical-strains-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-from-mumbai-india-a-potential-tool-for-determining-drug-resistance-and-strain-lineage
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Anirvan Chatterjee, Kayzad Nilgiriwala, Dhananjaya Saranath, Camilla Rodrigues, Nerges Mistry
Amplification of drug resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb) and its transmission are significant barriers in controlling tuberculosis (TB) globally. Diagnostic inaccuracies and delays impede appropriate drug administration, which exacerbates primary and secondary drug resistance. Increasing affordability of whole genome sequencing (WGS) and exhaustive cataloguing of drug resistance mutations is poised to revolutionise TB diagnostics and facilitate personalized drug therapy. However, application of WGS for diagnostics in high endemic areas is yet to be demonstrated...
December 2017: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966617/peripheral-autoimmune-regulator-induces-exhaustion-of-cd4-and-cd8-effector-t-cells-to-attenuate-autoimmune-diabetes-in-non-obese-diabetic-mice
#18
Divakar Kulshrestha, Li-Tzu Yeh, Ming-Wei Chien, Feng-Cheng Chou, Huey-Kang Sytwu
Autoimmune regulator (Aire) is one of the most crucial genes expressed in the thymus, where it orchestrates the promiscuous expression and presentation of tissue-specific antigens during thymocyte selection. The presence of Aire-expressing cells outside the thymus points toward its plausible extrathymic functions; however, the relative contribution of Aire-expressing cells of hematopoietic origin and their role in the modulation of autoimmune diseases are still obscure. Here, we report that non-obese diabetic mice with transgenic Aire expression under the control of the CD11c (integrin alpha X) promoter were significantly protected from autoimmune diabetes compared with their non-transgenic littermates...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939757/pd-1-blockade-promotes-epitope-spreading-in-anticancer-cd8-t-cell-responses-by-preventing-fratricidal-death-of-subdominant-clones-to-relieve-immunodomination
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Arash Memarnejadian, Courtney E Meilleur, Christopher R Shaler, Khashayarsha Khazaie, Jack R Bennink, Todd D Schell, S M Mansour Haeryfar
The interactions between programmed death-1 (PD-1) and its ligands hamper tumor-specific CD8+ T cell (TCD8 ) responses, and PD-1-based "checkpoint inhibitors" have shown promise in certain cancers, thus revitalizing interest in immunotherapy. PD-1-targeted therapies reverse TCD8 exhaustion/anergy. However, whether they alter the epitope breadth of TCD8 responses remains unclear. This is an important question because subdominant TCD8 are more likely than immunodominant clones to escape tolerance mechanisms and may contribute to protective anticancer immunity...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732506/new-insights-into-blimp-1-in-t-lymphocytes-a-divergent-regulator-of-cell-destiny-and-effector-function
#20
REVIEW
Shin-Huei Fu, Li-Tzu Yeh, Chin-Chen Chu, B Lin-Ju Yen, Huey-Kang Sytwu
B lymphocyte-induced maturation protein-1 (Blimp-1) serves as a master regulator of the development and function of antibody-producing B cells. Given that its function in T lymphocytes has been identified within the past decade, we review recent findings with emphasis on its role in coordinated control of gene expression during the development, differentiation, and function of T cells. Expression of Blimp-1 is mainly confined to activated T cells and is essential for the production of interleukin (IL)-10 by a subset of forkhead box (Fox)p3(+) regulatory T cells with an effector phenotype...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
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