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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340102/the-impact-of-antibiotic-usage-on-the-efficacy-of-chemoimmunotherapy-is-contingent-on-the-source-of-tumor-reactive-t-cells
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Michal P Kuczma, Zhi-Chun Ding, Tao Li, Tsadik Habtetsion, Tingting Chen, Zhonglin Hao, Locke Bryan, Nagendra Singh, James N Kochenderfer, Gang Zhou
In recent years the combined use of chemotherapy and immunotherapy, collectively termed chemoimmunotherapy, has emerged as a promising treatment option for patients with cancer. Antibiotics are commonly used to reduce infection-related complications in patients undergoing chemotherapy. Intriguingly, accumulating evidence has implicated gut microbiota as a critical determinant of host antitumor immune responses, raising the question as to whether the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics would invariably diminish tumor response to chemoimmunotherapies...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339014/development-of-gpc3-specific-chimeric-antigen-receptor-engineered-natural-killer-cells-for-the-treatment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Min Yu, Hong Luo, Mingliang Fan, Xiuqi Wu, Bizhi Shi, Shengmeng Di, Ying Liu, Zeyan Pan, Hua Jiang, Zonghai Li
Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-modified natural killer (NK) cells represent a promising immunotherapeutic modality for cancer treatment. However, their potential utilities have not been explored in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Glypian-3 (GPC3) is a rational immunotherapeutic target for HCC. In this study, we developed GPC3-specific NK cells and explored their potential in the treatment of HCC. The NK-92/9.28.z cell line was established by engineering NK-92, a highly cytotoxic NK cell line with second-generation GPC3-specific CAR...
December 19, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336814/inhibition-of-interleukin-10-in-the-tumor-microenvironment-can-restore-mesothelin-chimeric-antigen-receptor-t-cell-activity-in-pancreatic-cancer-in-vitro
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Ramesh B Batchu, Oksana V Gruzdyn, Ebrahem M Mahmud, Fatme Chukr, Rajesh Dachepalli, Santosh K Manmari, Gamal Mostafa, Donald W Weaver, Scott A Gruber
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic cancer cells are known to shield themselves from immunosurveillance by secreting immune inhibitory cytokines such as Interleukin-10. Using mesothelin, a differentiating antigen that is overexpressed in pancreatic cancer, we assessed the negative effect of the tumor microenvironment on chimeric antigen receptor T cell-based immunotherapy and its reversal via depletion of Interleukin-10. METHODS: T cells cultured in pancreatic cancer-cell-conditioned medium were transduced with lentiviruses encoding mesothelin-chimeric antigen receptor in the presence or absence of anti-Interleukin-10-blocking antibody...
January 11, 2018: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334841/tocilizumab-in-the-treatment-of-myocardial-infarction
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Matthew B Carroll
Tocilizumab (TCZ) is an important biologic response modifier that Rheumatologists routinely employ in the treatment of several systemic autoimmune diseases. TCZ binds to interleukin (IL)-6 receptors, inhibits cellular activation, and mitigates inflammation by IL-6. In mid-2017 TCZ was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its first non-rheumatologic condition, the treatment of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell-induced severe or life-threatening cytokine release syndrome in patients 2 years of age or older...
January 16, 2018: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334771/development-of-anti-human-mesothelin-targeted-chimeric-antigen-receptor-car-messenger-rna-mrna-transfected-peripheral-blood-lymphocytes-carma-hmeso-for-ovarian-cancer-therapy
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Chien-Fu Hung, Xuequn Xu, Linhong Li, Ying Ma, Qiu Jin, Angelia Viley, Cornell Allen, Pachai Natarajan, Rama Shivakumar, Madhusudan V Peshwa, Leisha A Emens
CD19-targeted chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) engineered T/natural kill (NK)-cell therapies can result in durable clinical responses in B-cell malignancies. However, CAR-based immunotherapies have been much less successful in solid cancers, in part due to 'on-target off-tumor' toxicity related to expression of target tumor antigens on normal tissue. Based on preliminary observations of safety and clinical activity in proof-of-concept clinical trials, tumor antigen-specific messenger RNA (mRNA) CAR transfection into selected, activated, and expanded T/NK-cells may permit prospective control of 'on-target off-tumor toxicity'...
January 15, 2018: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329591/prospects-for-chimeric-antigen-receptor-modified-t-cell-therapy-for-solid-tumors
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REVIEW
Erhao Zhang, Jieyi Gu, Hanmei Xu
The potential for adoptive cell immunotherapy as a treatment against cancers has been demonstrated by the remarkable response in some patients with hematological malignancies using autologous T cells endowed with chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) specific for CD19. Clinical efficacy of CAR-T cell therapy for the treatment of solid tumors, however, is rare due to physical and biochemical factors. This review focuses on different aspects of multiple mechanisms of immunosuppression in solid tumors. We characterize the current state of CAR-modified T cell therapy and summarize the various strategies to combat the immunosuppressive microenvironment of solid tumors, with the aim of promoting T cell cytotoxicity and enhancing tumor cell eradication...
January 12, 2018: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329556/cancer-immunotherapy-beyond-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors
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REVIEW
Julian A Marin-Acevedo, Aixa E Soyano, Bhagirathbhai Dholaria, Keith L Knutson, Yanyan Lou
Malignant cells have the capacity to rapidly grow exponentially and spread in part by suppressing, evading, and exploiting the host immune system. Immunotherapy is a form of oncologic treatment directed towards enhancing the host immune system against cancer. In recent years, manipulation of immune checkpoints or pathways has emerged as an important and effective form of immunotherapy. Agents that target cytotoxic T lymphocyte-associated molecule-4 (CTLA-4), programmed cell death receptor-1 (PD-1), and programmed cell death ligand-1 (PD-L1) are the most widely studied and recognized...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321369/enhancing-car-t-cell-persistence-through-icos-and-4-1bb-costimulation
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Sonia Guedan, Avery D Posey, Carolyn Shaw, Anna Wing, Tong Da, Prachi R Patel, Shannon E McGettigan, Victoria Casado-Medrano, Omkar U Kawalekar, Mireia Uribe-Herranz, Decheng Song, J Joseph Melenhorst, Simon F Lacey, John Scholler, Brian Keith, Regina M Young, Carl H June
Successful tumor eradication by chimeric antigen receptor-expressing (CAR-expressing) T lymphocytes depends on CAR T cell persistence and effector function. We hypothesized that CD4+ and CD8+ T cells may exhibit distinct persistence and effector phenotypes, depending on the identity of specific intracellular signaling domains (ICDs) used to generate the CAR. First, we demonstrate that the ICOS ICD dramatically enhanced the in vivo persistence of CAR-expressing CD4+ T cells that, in turn, increased the persistence of CD8+ T cells expressing either CD28- or 4-1BB-based CARs...
January 11, 2018: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320890/chimeric-antigen-receptors-in-different-cell-types-new-vehicles-join-the-race
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Dennis C Harrer, Jan Dörrie, Niels Schaft
Adoptive cellular therapy has evolved into a powerful force in the battle against cancer, holding promise for curative responses in patients with advanced and refractory tumors. Autologous T cells, reprogrammed to target malignant cells via the expression of a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) represent the frontrunner in this approach. Tremendous clinical regressions have been achieved using CAR-T cells against a variety of cancers both in numerous preclinical studies and in several clinical trials, most notably against ALL, and resulted in a very recent FDA-approval of the first CAR-T-cell therapy...
January 10, 2018: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317736/development-and-characterization-of-a-novel-luciferase-based-cytotoxicity-assay
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Hittu Matta, Ramakrishnan Gopalakrishnan, Sunju Choi, Rekha Prakash, Venkatesh Natarajan, Ruben Prins, Songjie Gong, Saurabh D Chitnis, Michael Kahn, Xu Han, Vishan Chaudhary, Adam Soni, Jennifer Sernas, Prottasha Khan, Dan Wang, Preet M Chaudhary
A simple, accurate, sensitive and robust assay that can rapidly and specifically measure the death of target cells would have applications in many areas of biomedicine and particularly for the development of novel cellular- and immune-therapeutics. In this study, we describe a novel cytotoxicity assay, termed the Matador assay, which takes advantage of the extreme brightness, stability and glow-like characteristics of recently discovered novel marine luciferases and their engineered derivatives. The assay involves expression of a luciferase of interest in target cells in a manner so that it is preferentially retained within the healthy cells but is either released from dead and dying cells or whose activity can be preferentially measured in dead and dying cells...
January 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316944/car-t-cells-targeting-cll-1-as-an-approach-to-treat-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Jinghua Wang, Siyu Chen, Wei Xiao, Wende Li, Liang Wang, Shuo Yang, Weida Wang, Liping Xu, Shuangye Liao, Wenjian Liu, Yang Wang, Nawei Liu, Jianeng Zhang, Xiaojun Xia, Tiebang Kang, Gong Chen, Xiuyu Cai, Han Yang, Xing Zhang, Yue Lu, Penghui Zhou
BACKGROUND: Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is one of the most common types of adult acute leukemia. Standard chemotherapies can induce complete remission in selected patients; however, a majority of patients eventually relapse and succumb to the disease. Thus, the development of novel therapeutics for AML is urgently needed. Human C-type lectin-like molecule-1 (CLL-1) is a type II transmembrane glycoprotein, and its expression is restricted to myeloid cells and the majority of AML blasts...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316666/fusion-proteins-of-nkg2d-nkg2dl-in-cancer-immunotherapy
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REVIEW
Hui Ding, Xi Yang, Yanzhang Wei
NKG2D (natural killer group 2, member D) is an important activating receptor in natural killer (NK) cells and some T cells. NKG2D ligands (NKG2DLs) are specifically expressed on most tumor cells. The engagement of these ligands on tumor cells to NKG2D on NK cells will induce cell-mediated cytotoxicity and have target cells destroyed. This gives NKG2D/NKG2DLs great potential in cancer therapeutic application. The creation of NKG2D/NKG2DL-based multi-functional fusion proteins is becoming one of the most promising strategies in immunotherapy for cancer...
January 7, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315094/cd19-chimeric-antigen-receptor-t-cells-from-patients-with-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-display-an-elevated-ifn-%C3%AE-production-profile
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Isabelle Magalhaes, Ingrid Kalland, James N Kochenderfer, Anders Österborg, Michael Uhlin, Jonas Mattsson
CD19 chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell immunotherapy has demonstrated dramatic results for the treatment of B cell malignancies such as chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). As T cell defects are common in patients with CLL, we compared the T cells from these patients with healthy donors (HDs), and subsequently the CD19 CAR T cells produced from patients and HDs. Despite initial differences when comparing the phenotype of circulating T cells in patients with CLL and HDs, the CD19 CAR T cells manufactured from patients' or HDs' cells showed a similar phenotype (effector memory or terminally differentiated), both were specifically activated by and killed CD19 target cells, and secreted cytokines (ie, IL-2, TNF, and IFN-γ)...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312553/development-of-novel-target-modules-for-retargeting-of-unicar-t-cells-to-gd2-positive-tumor-cells
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Nicola Mitwasi, Anja Feldmann, Ralf Bergmann, Nicole Berndt, Claudia Arndt, Stefanie Koristka, Alexandra Kegler, Justyna Jureczek, Anja Hoffmann, Armin Ehninger, Marc Cartellieri, Susann Albert, Claudia Rossig, Gerhard Ehninger, Jens Pietzsch, Jörg Steinbach, Michael Bachmann
As the expression of a tumor associated antigen (TAA) is commonly not restricted to tumor cells, adoptively transferred T cells modified to express a conventional chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) might not only destroy the tumor cells but also attack target-positive healthy tissues. Furthermore, CAR T cells in patients with large tumor bulks will unpredictably proliferate and put the patients at high risk of adverse side effects including cytokine storms and tumor lysis syndrome. To overcome these problems, we previously established a modular CAR technology termed UniCAR: UniCAR T cells can repeatedly be turned on and off via dosing of a target module (TM)...
December 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311388/chimeric-antigen-receptor-t-cell-therapy-challenges-to-bench-to-bedside-efficacy
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REVIEW
Shivani Srivastava, Stanley R Riddell
Immunotherapy with T cells genetically modified to express chimeric Ag receptors (CARs) that target tumor-associated molecules have impressive efficacy in hematological malignancies. The field has now embraced the challenge of applying this approach to treat common epithelial malignancies, which make up the majority of cancer cases but evade immunologic attack by a variety of subversive mechanisms. In this study, we review the principles that have guided CAR T cell design and the extraordinary clinical results being achieved in B cell malignancies targeting CD19 with a single infusion of engineered T cells...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310916/chimeric-antigen-receptor-engineered-human-gamma-delta-t-cells-enhanced-cytotoxicity-with-retention-of-cross-presentation
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Anna Capsomidis, Gabriel Benthall, Heleen H Van Acker, Jonathan Fisher, Anne M Kramer, Zarah Abeln, Yvonne Majani, Talia Gileadi, Rebecca Wallace, Kenth Gustafsson, Barry Flutter, John Anderson
Gamma delta T (γδT) lymphocytes are primed for rapid function, including cytotoxicity toward cancer cells, and are a component of the immediate stress response. Following activation, they can function as professional antigen-presenting cells. Chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) work by focusing T cell function on defined cell surface tumor antigens and provide essential costimulation for robust activation. Given the natural tropism of γδT cells for the tumor microenvironment, we hypothesized that their transduction with CARs might enhance cytotoxicity while retaining their ability to migrate to tumor and act as antigen-presenting cells to prolong the intratumoral immune response...
December 8, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308327/enhancement-of-antibody-dependent-cellular-cytotoxicity-of-cetuximab-by-a-chimeric-protein-encompassing-interleukin-15
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Maria Carmen Ochoa, Luna Minute, Ascensión López, Elisabeth Pérez-Ruiz, Celia Gomar, Marcos Vasquez, Susana Inoges, Iñaki Etxeberria, Inmaculada Rodriguez, Saray Garasa, Jan-Peter Andreas Mayer, Peter Wirtz, Ignacio Melero, Pedro Berraondo
Enhancement of antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) may potentiate the antitumor efficacy of tumor-targeted monoclonal antibodies. Increasing the numbers and antitumor activity of NK cells is a promising strategy to maximize the ADCC of standard-of-care tumor-targeted antibodies. For this purpose, we have preclinically tested a recombinant chimeric protein encompassing the sushi domain of the IL15Rα, IL-15, and apolipoprotein A-I (Sushi-IL15-Apo) as produced in CHO cells. The size-exclusion purified monomeric fraction of this chimeric protein was stable and retained the IL-15 and the sushi domain bioactivity as measured by CTLL-2 and Mo-7e cell proliferation and STAT5 phosphorylation in freshly isolated human NK and CD8+ T cells...
2018: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308300/co-stimulatory-signaling-determines-tumor-antigen-sensitivity-and-persistence-of-car-t-cells-targeting-psca-metastatic-prostate-cancer
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Saul J Priceman, Ethan A Gerdts, Dileshni Tilakawardane, Kelly T Kennewick, John P Murad, Anthony K Park, Brook Jeang, Yukiko Yamaguchi, Xin Yang, Ryan Urak, Lihong Weng, Wen-Chung Chang, Sarah Wright, Sumanta Pal, Robert E Reiter, Anna M Wu, Christine E Brown, Stephen J Forman
Advancing chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-engineered adoptive T cells for the treatment of solid cancers is a major focus in the field of immunotherapy, given impressive recent clinical responses in hematological malignancies. Prostate cancer may be amenable to T cell-based immunotherapy since several tumor antigens, including prostate stem-cell antigen (PSCA), are widely over-expressed in metastatic disease. While antigen selectivity of CARs for solid cancers is crucial, it is problematic due to the absence of truly restricted tumor antigen expression and potential safety concerns with "on-target off-tumor" activity...
2018: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307234/reprogramming-t-cells-for-adoptive-immunotherapy-of-ovarian-cancer
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Sofia Genta, Eleonora Ghisoni, Gaia Giannone, Gloria Mittica, Giorgio Valabrega
Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is the most common cause of death among gynecological malignancies. Despite surgical and pharmacological efforts to improve patients' outcome, persistent and recurrent EOC remains an un-eradicable disease. Chimeric associated antigens (CAR) T cells are T lymphocytes expressing an engineered T cell receptor that activate the immune response after an MHC unrestricted recognition of specific antigens, including tumor associated antigens (TAAs). CART cells have been shown to be effective in the treatment of hematologic tumors even if frequently associated with potentially severe toxicity and high production costs...
January 10, 2018: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306566/bispecific-chimeric-antigen-receptors-targeting-the-cd4-binding-site-and-high-mannose-glycans-of-gp120-optimized-for-anti-human-immunodeficiency-virus-potency-and-breadth-with-minimal-immunogenicity
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Mustafa H Ghanem, Sara Bolivar-Wagers, Barna Dey, Agnes Hajduczki, Diego A Vargas-Inchaustegui, David T Danielson, Virgilio Bundoc, Li Liu, Edward A Berger
BACKGROUND AIMS: Chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) offer great potential toward a functional cure of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. To achieve the necessary long-term virus suppression, we believe that CARs must be designed for optimal potency and anti-HIV specificity, and also for minimal probability of virus escape and CAR immunogenicity. CARs containing antibody-based motifs are problematic in the latter regard due to epitope mutation and anti-idiotypic immune responses against the variable regions...
January 3, 2018: Cytotherapy
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