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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933510/anti-fibrotic-effects-of-salvia-miltiorrhiza-and-ligustrazine-injection-on-lx-2-cells-involved-with-increased-n-myc-downstream-regulated-gene-2-expression
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Jin Zheng, Li-Tian Ma, Qin-You Ren, Yue Hu, Yang Bai, Huan Bian, Yi Zhang, Yong-Chun Zhou, Ming-Hui Yang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of Salvia miltiorrhiza and Ligustrazine Injection (SML) on proliferation and apoptosis of human hepatic stellate cell LX-2 and the expression of N-myc downstream-regulated gene 2 (NDRG2, a tumor suppressor gene). METHODS: HSCs from the LX-2 cell line were cultured in vitro. The proliferative state of different initial LX-2 cell numbers was measured using a 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) colorimetric assay...
December 8, 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933342/prediction-of-nk-cell-licensing-level-in-selection-of-hematopoietic-stem-cell-donor-initial-results
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Marta Rogatko-Koroś, Renata Mika-Witkowska, Katarzyna Bogunia-Kubik, Barbara Wysoczańska, Emilia Jaskuła, Katarzyna Kościńska, Klaudia Nestorowicz, Joanna Dziopa, Urszula Szlendak, Sławomir Gwozdowicz, Elżbieta Graczyk-Pol, Andrzej Lange, Jacek Nowak
Natural killer (NK) cell licensing status depends on clonal expression of inhibitory killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptors (iKIR) and short term HLA environment. Licensed NK cells are more efficient in tumor killing than unlicensed NK cells. Cognate KIR-HLA pairs in hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) donor and recipient are decisive for the possible change in the NK cell licensing status after HSCT. We assessed clinical outcomes in 297 patients with lymphoproliferative or myeloproliferative malignancies, or myelodysplastic syndrome in a model with upward licensing, downward resetting, and unchanged licensing genetics status after T cell replate HSCT from unrelated donors...
December 8, 2016: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933316/systemic-therapy-with-oncolytic-myxoma-virus-cures-established-residual-multiple-myeloma-in-mice
#3
Eric Bartee, Mee Y Bartee, Bjarne Bogen, Xue-Zhong Yu
Multiple myeloma is an incurable malignancy of plasma B-cells. Traditional chemotherapeutic regimes often induce initial tumor regression; however, virtually all patients eventually succumb to relapse caused by either reintroduction of disease during autologous transplant or expansion of chemotherapy resistant minimal residual disease. It has been previously demonstrated that an oncolytic virus known as myxoma can completely prevent myeloma relapse caused by reintroduction of malignant cells during autologous transplant...
2016: Molecular Therapy Oncolytics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933313/genetic-engineering-of-chimeric-antigen-receptors-using-lamprey-derived-variable-lymphocyte-receptors
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Robert Moot, Sunil S Raikar, Lauren Fleischer, Melissa Querrey, Daniel E Tylawsky, Hirotomo Nakahara, Christopher B Doering, H Trent Spencer
Chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) are used to redirect effector cell specificity to selected cell surface antigens. Using CARs, antitumor activity can be initiated in patients with no prior tumor specific immunity. Although CARs have shown promising clinical results, the technology remains limited by the availability of specific cognate cell target antigens. To increase the repertoire of targetable tumor cell antigens we utilized the immune system of the sea lamprey to generate directed variable lymphocyte receptors (VLRs)...
2016: Molecular Therapy Oncolytics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933304/preclinical-validation-lv-il-12-transduction-of-patient-leukemia-cells-for-immunotherapy-of-aml
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Ju Huang, Yuanfeng Liu, Bryan C Au, Dwayne L Barber, Andrea Arruda, Axel Schambach, Michael Rothe, Mark D Minden, Christopher J Paige, Jeffrey A Medin
Interleukin-12 (IL-12) is a potent cytokine that may be harnessed to treat cancer. To date, nearly 100 IL-12-based clinical trials have been initiated worldwide. Yet systemic administration of IL-12 is toxic. Different strategies are being developed to reduce such toxicities by restricting IL-12 distribution. Our previous studies employed lentivector-mediated expression of murine IL-12 in tumor cells and demonstrated effective protection in both mouse leukemia and solid tumor challenge models. In this study, we carried out preclinical validation studies using a novel lentivector to engineer expression of human IL-12 in acute myeloid leukemia blast cells isolated from 21 patients...
2016: Molecular Therapy. Methods & Clinical Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932399/novel-hybrid-phenotype-revealed-in-small-cell-lung-cancer-by-a-transcription-factor-network-model-that-can-explain-tumor-heterogeneity
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Akshata R Udyavar, David J Wooten, Megan D Hoeksema, Mukesh Bansal, Andrea Califano, Lourdes Estrada, Santiago Schnell, Jonathan M Irish, Pierre P Massion, Vito Quaranta
Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is a devastating disease due to its propensity for early invasion and refractory relapse after initial treatment response. Although these aggressive traits have been associated with phenotypic heterogeneity, our understanding of this association remains incomplete. To fill this knowledge gap, we inferred a set of 33 transcription factors (TF) associated with gene signatures of the known neuroendocrine/epithelial (NE) and non-neuroendocrine/mesenchymal-like (ML) SCLC phenotypes...
December 8, 2016: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932068/rovalpituzumab-tesirine-a-dll3-targeted-antibody-drug-conjugate-in-recurrent-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-first-in-human-first-in-class-open-label-phase-1-study
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Charles M Rudin, M Catherine Pietanza, Todd M Bauer, Neal Ready, Daniel Morgensztern, Bonnie S Glisson, Lauren A Byers, Melissa L Johnson, Howard A Burris, Francisco Robert, Tae H Han, Sheila Bheddah, Noah Theiss, Sky Watson, Deepan Mathur, Bharathi Vennapusa, Hany Zayed, Satwant Lally, Donald K Strickland, Ramaswamy Govindan, Scott J Dylla, Stanford L Peng, David R Spigel
BACKGROUND: Rovalpituzumab tesirine is a first-in-class antibody-drug conjugate directed against delta-like protein 3 (DLL3), a novel target identified in tumour-initiating cells and expressed in more than 80% of patients with small-cell lung cancer. We aimed to assess the safety and activity of rovalpituzumab tesirine in patients who progressed after one or more previous regimen. METHODS: We conducted a phase 1 open-label study at ten cancer centres in the USA...
December 2, 2016: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931844/dendritic-cells-in-hematological-malignancies
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Domenico Galati, Gaetano Corazzelli, Rosaria De Filippi, Antonio Pinto
Dendritic cells (DCs) are bone-marrow-derived immune cells accounted for a crucial role in initiating and modulating the adaptive immune response and supporting the innate immune response independently from T cells. While functioning as the most effective antigen-presenting cells within the immune system, DCs can otherwise induce tolerance in central and peripheral lymphoid organs acting therefore as suppressors rather than stimulators of the immune response. Within mechanisms regulating antitumor immunity, DCs can capture antigens from viable or damaged tumor cells and present the processed peptides to T-cells to prompt the generation and maintenance of an effective tumor-specific T-cell response...
December 2016: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930920/indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-regulates-t-cell-activity-through-vav1-rac-pathway
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Runmei Li, Hui Li, Qian Sun, Liang Liu, Chen Zhang, Xiubao Ren
The immunoregulatory enzyme indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) suppresses T-cell responses and promotes immune tolerance in tumor resistance. A previous study determined that IDO inhibits Vav1 mRNA expression and the activation of Vav1 and its downstream targets in T cells in the guanine exchange factor (GEF)-independent pathway. The current study aims to determine whether IDO induces T-cell immunosuppression through Vav1/Rac signaling pathway, which is a GEF-dependent pathway. The correlation between Vav1 mRNA expressions in T cells of tumor infiltrating lymphocytes and the levels of IDO expression in lung cancer tissues from lung cancer patients was detected...
December 5, 2016: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930437/case-of-metastatic-urothelial-carcinoma-of-the-retina-and-vitreous
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Katherine E Whalen, Ralph C Eagle, Tamara R Vrabec
PURPOSE: To report a rare case of vitreo-retinal metastasis from urothelial carcinoma of the bladder. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 55-year-old man with a history of bladder cancer developed atypical vitritis and a white fundus mass. Intravenous fluorescein angiography demonstrated connection between the retinal and tumor vasculature consistent with a retinal malignancy. Cytologic analysis of the vitreous sample revealed large, atypical cells with pleomorphic nuclei, mucin vacuoles, and rare mitotic figures...
December 7, 2016: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930094/cancer-stem-cell-hypothesis-for-therapeutic-innovation-in-clinical-oncology-taking-the-root-out-not-chopping-the-leaf
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Kevin Dzobo, Dimakatso Alice Senthebane, Arielle Rowe, Nicholas Ekow Thomford, Lamech M Mwapagha, Nasir Al-Awwad, Collet Dandara, M Iqbal Parker
Clinical oncology is in need of therapeutic innovation. New hypotheses and concepts for translation of basic research to novel diagnostics and therapeutics are called for. In this context, the cancer stem cell (CSC) hypothesis rests on the premise that tumors comprise tumor cells and a subset of tumor-initiating cells, CSCs, in a quiescent state characterized by slow cell cycling and expression of specific stem cell surface markers with the capability to maintain a tumor in vivo. The CSCs have unlimited self-renewal abilities and propagate tumors through division into asymmetric daughter cells...
December 2016: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929600/risk-of-thyroid-malignancy-following-an-index-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-population-based-study
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Jason Y Chan, Zhen Gooi, Wojciech K Mydlarz, Nishant Agrawal
To evaluate the incidence of a subsequent primary thyroid malignancy in patients with an index head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), we analyzed the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database to identify a cohort of patients who had been diagnosed with a primary HNSCC from 1973 through 2004. The study population was made up of 60,323 patients of all ages, roughly three-quarters of whom were male. A total of 60 patients (0.1%) developed a subsequent thyroid malignancy-not a statistically significant finding...
December 2016: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929596/primary-solitary-intralabyrinthine-schwannoma-a-report-of-7-cases-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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Avi Shupak, Yehuda Holdstein, Margalit Kaminer, Itzhak Braverman
Intralabyrinthine schwannomas (ILSs) are uncommon benign tumors that originate in the Schwann cell sheath of the intralabyrinthine distal branches of the vestibulocochlear nerve. They have no initial involvement in the internal auditory canal, although that might develop later. These lesions can arise inside the cochlea, originate in the vestibule or, in rare cases, develop in the semicircular canals. From these sites, spread might take place via the anatomic connections between the perilymphatic spaces in the scala vestibuli and the anterior vestibule...
December 2016: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929538/downregulation-of-aspp2-improves-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-survival-via-promoting-becn1-dependent-autophagy-initiation
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Rui Chen, Hao Wang, Beibei Liang, Guoke Liu, Min Tang, Rongjie Jia, Xiaoyu Fan, Wei Jing, Xuyu Zhou, Huajing Wang, Yang Yang, Huafeng Wei, Bohua Li, Jian Zhao
Autophagy is an important catabolic process, which sustains intracellular homeostasis and lengthens cell survival under stress. Here we identify the ankyrin-repeat-containing, SH3-domain-containing, and proline-rich region-containing protein 2 (ASPP2), a haploinsufficient tumor suppressor, as a molecular regulator of starvation-induced autophagy in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). ASPP2 expression is associated with an autophagic response upon nutrient deprivation and downregulation of ASPP2 facilitates autophagic flux, whereas overexpression of ASPP2 blocks this starvation-induced autophagy in HCC cells...
December 8, 2016: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928933/direct-single-molecule-observations-of-dna-unwinding-by-sv40-large-tumor-antigen-under-a-negative-dna-supercoil-state
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Shunsuke Takahashi, Shinya Motooka, Shohei Kawasaki, Hirofumi Kurita, Takeshi Mizuno, Shun-Ichi Matsuura, Fumio Hanaoka, Akira Mizuno, Masahiko Oshige, Shinji Katsura
Superhelices, which are induced by the twisting and coiling of double-helical DNA in chromosomes, are thought to affect transcription, replication, and other DNA metabolic processes. In this study, we report the effects of negative supercoiling on the unwinding activity of simian virus 40 large tumor antigen (SV40 TAg) at a single-molecular level. The supercoiling density of linear DNA templates was controlled using magnetic tweezers and monitored using a fluorescent microscope in a flow cell. SV40 TAg-mediated DNA unwinding under relaxed and negative supercoil states was analyzed by the direct observation of both single- and double-stranded regions of single DNA molecules...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928729/the-total-number-of-tissue-blocks-per-centimetre-of-tumor-significantly-correlated-with-the-risk-of-distant-metastasis-in-patients-with-minimally-invasive-follicular-thyroid-carcinoma
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Brian Hung-Hin Lang, Tony W H Shek, Arnold L H Wu, Koon Yat Wan
BACKGROUND: Given that careful histological examination plays a pivotal role in follicular thyroid carcinoma categorization, we hypothesize that the number of blocks taken at initial specimen review may be associated with survival outcomes of patients initially diagnosed with minimally invasive follicular thyroid carcinoma. METHODS: A total of 162 patients with confirmed minimally invasive follicular thyroid carcinoma were analyzed. The number of tissue blocks taken from each patient was recorded and the number of blocks per each centimeter of tumor was calculated...
December 7, 2016: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928096/extremely-late-recurrence-21-years-after-total-removal-of-immature-teratoma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Yui Mano, Masayuki Kanamori, Toshihiro Kumabe, Ryuta Saito, Mika Watanabe, Yukihiko Sonoda, Teiji Tominaga
Immature teratoma (IMT) is normally treated by resection and adjuvant therapy. The present unusual case of recurrent germinoma occurred 21 years after total resection of pineal IMT. A 3-year-old boy presented with headache, disturbance of consciousness, and Parinaud's syndrome. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging revealed a pineal mass lesion, and total resection of the tumor was achieved. The histological diagnosis was mature teratoma. He did not receive further treatment, and did well without recurrence for 20 years...
December 7, 2016: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927654/expression-of-sodium-dependent-dicarboxylate-transporter-1-nadc1-slc13a2-in-normal-and-neoplastic-human-kidney
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Hyun-Wook Lee, Mary E Handlogten, Gunars Osis, William L Clapp, Dara N Wakefield, Jill W Verlander, I David Weiner
Regulated dicarboxylate transport is critical for acid-base homeostasis, prevention of calcium nephrolithiasis, regulation of collecting duct sodium chloride transport and the regulation of blood pressure. Although luminal dicarboxylate reabsorption via NaDC1 (SLC13A2) is believed to be the primary mechanism regulating renal dicarboxylate transport, the specific localization of NaDC1 in the human kidney is currently unknown. This study's purpose was to determine NaDC1's expression in normal and neoplastic human kidneys...
December 7, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925665/viral-oncoprotein-antibodies-as-a-marker-for-recurrence-of-merkel-cell-carcinoma-a-prospective-validation-study
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Kelly G Paulson, Christopher W Lewis, Mary W Redman, William T Simonson, Aaron Lisberg, Deborah Ritter, Chihiro Morishima, Kathleen Hutchinson, Lola Mudgistratova, Astrid Blom, Jayasri Iyer, Ata S Moshiri, Erica S Tarabadkar, Joseph J Carter, Shailender Bhatia, Masaoki Kawasumi, Denise A Galloway, Mark H Wener, Paul Nghiem
BACKGROUND: Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is an aggressive skin cancer with a recurrence rate of >40%. Of the 2000 MCC cases per year in the United States, most are caused by the Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV). Antibodies to MCPyV oncoprotein (T-antigens) have been correlated with MCC tumor burden. The present study assesses the clinical utility of MCPyV-oncoprotein antibody titers for MCC prognostication and surveillance. METHODS: MCPyV-oncoprotein antibody detection was optimized in a clinical laboratory...
December 7, 2016: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925366/oral-administration-of-saccharomyces-boulardii-alters-duodenal-morphology-enzymatic-activity-and-cytokine-production-response-in-broiler-chickens
#20
Yajing Sun, Imran Rashid Rajput, Muhammad Asif Arain, Yanfei Li, Dost Muhammad Baloch
The present study evaluated the effects of Saccharomyces boulardii on duodenal digestive enzymes, morphology and cytokine induction response in broiler chicken. A total of 200 birds were allotted into two groups (n = 100) and each group divided into five replications (n = 20). The control group was fed basal diet in addition to antibiotic (virginiamycin 20 mg/kg), and treatment group received (1 × 10(8)  colony-forming units/kg feed) S. boulardii in addition to basal diet lasting for 72 days. The results compared to control group revealed that adenosine triphosphatase, gamma glutamyl transpeptidase, lipase and trypsin activities were higher, while, no significant improvement was observed in amylase activities in the duodenum of the treatment group...
December 7, 2016: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
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