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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714945/impact-of-molecular-residual-disease-post-allografting-in-myelofibrosis-patients
#1
C Wolschke, A Badbaran, T Zabelina, M Christopeit, F Ayuk, I Triviai, A Zander, H Alchalby, U Bacher, B Fehse, N Kröger
We screened 136 patients with myelofibrosis and a median age of 58 years who underwent allogeneic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT) for molecular residual disease for JAKV617F (n=101), thrombopoietin receptor gene (MPL) (n=4) or calreticulin (CALR) (n=31) mutation in peripheral blood on day +100 and +180 after AHSCT. After a median follow-up of 78 months, the 5-year estimated overall survival was 60% (95% confidence interval (CI): 50-70%) and the cumulative incidence of relapse at 5 years was 26% (95% CI: 18-34%) for the entire study population...
July 17, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714529/immunologic-responses-to-a-novel-dna-vaccine-targeting-human-papillomavirus-11-e6e7
#2
Julie Ahn, Shiwen Peng, Chien-Fu Hung, Richard B S Roden, Tzyy-Choou Wu, Simon R Best
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP) is a benign disease caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) types 6 and 11. Although a prophylactic vaccine against RRP is available, a therapeutic vaccine is needed to treat those already infected. The objective of our study was to design and test a DNA vaccine targeting HPV11 proteins. STUDY DESIGN: Preclinical scientific investigation. METHODS: A DNA vaccine encoding the HPV11 E6 and E7 genes linked to calreticulin (CRT) was generated...
July 17, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693241/the-novel-immunomodulator-immunepotent-crp-combined-with-chemotherapy-agent-increased-the-rate-of-immunogenic-cell-death-and-prevented-melanoma-growth
#3
Maria Del Carmen Rodríguez-Salazar, Moises Armides Franco-Molina, Edgar Mendoza-Gamboa, Ana Carolina Martínez-Torres, Pablo Zapata-Benavides, Jose Sullivan López-González, Erika Evangelina Coronado-Cerda, Juan Manuel Alcocer-González, Reyes Silvestre Tamez-Guerra, Cristina Rodríguez-Padilla
Immunogenic cell death is a cell death modality that stimulates the immune system to combat cancer cells. IMMUNEPOTENT CRP (ICRP) is a mixture of substances of low molecular weight obtained from bovine spleens that exhibits in vitro cytotoxic activity on different tumor cell lines and modulates the immune response in vivo. The aim of the present study was to determine whether the cytotoxic effect of ICRP and its combination with oxaliplatin (OXP) on murine melanoma B16F10 cells was due to immunogenic cell death...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676668/the-calreticulin-calr-exon-9-mutations-are-promising-targets-for-cancer-immune-therapy
#4
M O Holmström, E Martinenaite, S M Ahmad, Ö Met, C Friese, L Kjær, C H Riley, P Thor Straten, I M Svane, H C Hasselbalch, M H Andersen
The CALR exon 9 mutations are found in approximately 30% of patients with essential thrombocythemia and primary myelofibrosis. Recently, we reported spontaneous immune responses against the CALR mutations. Here, we describe that CALR-mutant (CALRmut)-specific T-cells are able to specifically recognize CALRmut cells. First, we established a T-cell culture specific for a CALRmut epitope. These specific T-cells were able to recognize several epitopes in the CALRmut C-terminus. Next, we established a CALRmut specific CD4(+) T-cell clone by limiting dilution...
July 5, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673392/mechanisms-of-resistance-to-jak2-inhibitors-in-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
#5
REVIEW
Sara C Meyer
Myeloproliferative neoplasms are driven by activated JAK2 signaling due to somatic mutations in JAK2, the thrombopoietin receptor MPL or the chaperone calreticulin in hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells. JAK2 inhibitors have been developed, but despite clinical benefits, they do not signficantly reduce the mutant clone. Loss of response to JAK2 inhibitors occurs and several mechanisms of resistance, genetic and functional, have been identified. Resistance mutations have not been reported in MPN patients suggesting incomplete target inhibition...
August 2017: Hematology/oncology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652209/heightened-autoantibody-immune-response-to-citrullinated-calreticulin-in-bronchiectasis-implications-for-rheumatoid-arthritis
#6
Alex Clarke, Elizabeth Perry, Clive Kelly, Anthony De Soyza, Kate Heesom, Leslie I Gold, William Ollier, David Hutchinson, P Eggleton
Calreticulin (CRT) and citrullinated (citCRT) are implicated in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) pathology. citCRT binds to RA shared epitopes (SE) on HLA-DR molecules with high affinity and triggers pro-inflammatory events in adjacent cells. The aim of the study was to detect the presence of citCRT prior to developing RA and evaluate if citCT is a target for autoantibodies in RA cohorts with and without lung disease. Antibodies were assessed by ELISA against native CRT, citCRT and general protein citrullination, in sera from 50 RA patients without lung disease, 122 bronchiectasis (BR) patients, 52 bronchiectasis patients with RA (BRRA), 87 asthma patients and 77 healthy controls (HC)...
June 24, 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640953/overview-of-transgenic-mouse-models-of-myeloproliferative-neoplasms-mpns
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REVIEW
Andrew Dunbar, Abbas Nazir, Ross Levine
Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are a class of hematologic diseases characterized by aberrant proliferation of one or more myeloid lineages and progressive bone marrow fibrosis. In 2005, seminal work by multiple groups identified the JAK2V617F mutation in a significant fraction of MPN patients. Since that time, murine models of JAK2V617F have greatly enhanced the understanding of the role of aberrant JAK-STAT signaling in MPN pathogenesis and have provided an in vivo pre-clinical platform that can be used to develop novel therapies...
June 22, 2017: Current Protocols in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640879/dual-targeting-of-a-virus-movement-protein-to-er-and-plasma-membrane-subdomains-is-essential-for-plasmodesmata-localization
#8
Kazuya Ishikawa, Masayoshi Hashimoto, Akira Yusa, Hiroaki Koinuma, Yugo Kitazawa, Osamu Netsu, Yasuyuki Yamaji, Shigetou Namba
Plant virus movement proteins (MPs) localize to plasmodesmata (PD) to facilitate virus cell-to-cell movement. Numerous studies have suggested that MPs use a pathway either through the ER or through the plasma membrane (PM). Furthermore, recent studies reported that ER-PM contact sites and PM microdomains, which are subdomains found in the ER and PM, are involved in virus cell-to-cell movement. However, functional relationship of these subdomains in MP traffic to PD has not been described previously. We demonstrate here the intracellular trafficking of fig mosaic virus MP (MPFMV) using live cell imaging, focusing on its ER-directing signal peptide (SPFMV)...
June 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638734/severe-but-not-mild-heat-shock-treatment-induces-immunogenic-cell-death-in-cancer-cells
#9
Irena Adkins, Lenka Sadilkova, Nada Hradilova, Jakub Tomala, Marek Kovar, Radek Spisek
The mechanisms of immunogenicity underlying mild heat-shock (mHS) treatment < 42°C of tumor cells are largely attributed to the action of heat-shock proteins; however, little is known about the immunogenicity of tumor cells undergoing severe cytotoxic heat-shock treatment (sHS > 43°C). Here, we found that sHS, but not mHS (42°C), induces immunogenic cell death in human cancer cell lines as defined by the induction of ER stress response and ROS generation, cell surface exposure of calreticulin, HSP70 and HSP90, decrease of cell surface CD47, release of ATP and HMGB1...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636987/combination-of-calr-and-pdia3-is-a-potential-prognostic-biomarker-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#10
Ke Wang, Hao Li, Ruo Chen, Yang Zhang, Xiu-Xuan Sun, Wan Huang, Huijie Bian, Zhi-Nan Chen
Proteomic-based approaches for biomarker discovery are promising strategies used in cancer research. In this study, we performed quantitative proteomic analysis on 16 paired samples of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and adjacent non-tumor lung tissues using label-free quantitative proteomics and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry/mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) to identify differentially expressed proteins. A total of 91 proteins were differentially expressed in NSCLC compared with adjacent non-tumor lung tissues among 4047 identified proteins (fold change > 1...
June 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630212/a-pilot-study-of-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-combined-with-cytoreductive-nephrectomy-for-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma
#11
Anurag K Singh, Timothy B Winslow, Mohammad Habiby Kermany, Vincent Goritz, Lilia Heit, Austin Miller, Nicholas C Hoffend, Leighton C Stein, Lalith Kumaraswamy, Graham W Warren, Wiam Bshara, Kunle Odunsi, Junko Matsuzaki, Scott I Abrams, Thomas Schwaab, Jason B Muhitch
<p>While stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) can reduce tumor volumes in metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) patients, little is known regarding the immunomodulatory effects of high-dose radiation in the tumor microenvironment. The main objectives of this pilot study were to assess the safety and feasibility of nephrectomy following SBRT treatment of mRCC patients and analyze the immunological impact of high-dose radiation.</p> <br /><br />Experimental Design: Human RCC cell lines were irradiated and evaluated for immunomodulation...
June 19, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628644/targeting-multiple-pro-apoptotic-signaling-pathways-with-curcumin-in-prostate-cancer-cells
#12
Mariela Rivera, Yanilda Ramos, Madeline Rodríguez-Valentín, Sheila López-Acevedo, Luis A Cubano, Jin Zou, Qiang Zhang, Guangdi Wang, Nawal M Boukli
Curcumin, an extract from the turmeric rhizome (Curcuma longa), is known to exhibit anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, chemopreventive and antitumoral activities against aggressive and recurrent cancers. Accumulative data indicate that curcumin may induce cancer cell death. However, the detailed mechanism underlying its pro-apoptotic and anti-cancer effects remains to be elucidated. In the present study, we examined the signaling pathways triggered by curcumin, specifically, the exact molecular mechanisms of curcumin-induced apoptosis in highly metastatic human prostate cancer cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625126/enhanced-risk-for-specific-somatic-myeloproliferative-neoplastic-mutations-in-patients-with-stroke
#13
Chih-Cheng Chen, Chia-Chen Hsu, Cih-En Huang, Yi-Yang Chen, Jrhau Lung, Hsing-Ying Ho, Chian-Pei Li, Jiann-Der Lee
BACKGROUND: Somatic mutations of Janus kinase 2 (JAK2V617F), calreticulin (CALR), and myeloproliferative leukemia virus oncogene (MPL) are the major clonal molecules that drive the pathogenesis of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN). It is well recognized that MPN patients carry an excessive risk of thrombohemorrhagic complications. However, little is known about the prevalence of these clonal markers in patients with cerebral vascular disease. METHODS: To address this issue, 153 consecutive stroke patients in Taiwan were enrolled in the study...
June 18, 2017: Current Neurovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620697/calreticulin-localizes-to-plant-intra-extracellular-peripheries-of-highly-specialized-cells-involved-in-pollen-pistil-interactions
#14
Piotr Wasąg, Anna Suwińska, Przemysław Zakrzewski, Jakub Walczewski, Robert Lenartowski, Marta Lenartowska
Calcium (Ca(2+)) plays essential roles in generative reproduction of angiosperms, but the sites and mechanisms of Ca(2+) storage and mobilization during pollen-pistil interactions have not been fully defined. Both external and internal Ca(2+) stores are likely important during male gametophyte communication with the sporophytic and gametophytic cells within the pistil. Given that calreticulin (CRT), a Ca(2+)-buffering protein, is able to bind Ca(2+) reversibly, it can serve as a mobile store of easily releasable Ca(2+) (so called an exchangeable Ca(2+)) in eukaryotic cells...
June 15, 2017: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620388/trichinella-spiralis-calreticulin-binds-human-complement-c1q-as-an-immune-evasion-strategy
#15
Limei Zhao, Shuai Shao, Yi Chen, Ximeng Sun, Ran Sun, Jingjing Huang, Bin Zhan, Xinping Zhu
As a multicellular parasitic nematode, Trichinella spiralis regulates host immune responses by producing a variety of immunomodulatory molecules to escape from host immune attack, but the mechanisms underlying the immune evasion are not well understood. Here, we identified that T. spiralis calreticulin (Ts-CRT), a Ca(2+)-binding protein, facilitated T. spiralis immune evasion by interacting with the first component of human classical complement pathway, C1q. In the present study, Ts-CRT was found to be expressed on the surface of different developmental stages of T...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619231/endoplasmic-reticulum-chaperones-tweak-the-mitochondrial-calcium-rheostat-to-control-metabolism-and-cell-death
#16
REVIEW
Tomas Gutiérrez, Thomas Simmen
The folding of secretory proteins is a well-understood mechanism, based on decades of research on endoplasmic reticulum (ER) chaperones. These chaperones interact with newly imported polypeptides close to the ER translocon. Classic examples for these proteins include the immunoglobulin binding protein (BiP/GRP78), and the lectins calnexin and calreticulin. Although not considered chaperones per se, the ER oxidoreductases of the protein disulfide isomerase (PDI) family complete the folding job by catalyzing the formation of disulfide bonds through cysteine oxidation...
May 31, 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616398/new-photodynamic-therapy-with-next-generation-photosensitizers
#17
REVIEW
Hiromi Kataoka, Hirotada Nishie, Noriyuki Hayashi, Mamoru Tanaka, Akihiro Nomoto, Shigenobu Yano, Takashi Joh
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a non-invasive antitumor treatment that uses the combination of a photosensitizer, tissue oxygen, and visible light irradiation to produce cytotoxic reactive oxygen species, predominantly singlet oxygen. Currently, first-generation PDT using porfimer sodium with an excimer dye laser, and second-generation PDT using talaporfin sodium PDT with a semiconductor laser are approved by health insurance for use in Japan. However, the cancer cell specificity and selectivity of these treatments are inadequate...
April 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608409/neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-of-pancreatic-cancer-induces-a-favorable-immunogenic-tumor-microenvironment-associated-with-increased-major-histocompatibility-complex-class-i-related-chain-a-b-expression
#18
Takashi Murakami, Yuki Homma, Ryusei Matsuyama, Ryutaro Mori, Kentaro Miyake, Yusaku Tanaka, Kanechika Den, Yoji Nagashima, Masatoshi Nakazawa, Yukihiko Hiroshima, Michio Ueda, Kuniya Tanaka, Robert M Hoffman, Michael Bouvet, Itaru Endo
BACKGROUND: Damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) are related to immune responses in malignant tumors including tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs). The aim of the present study was to determine the relationship between expression of components of DAMPs and TILs in pancreatic cancer patients who underwent neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (NACRT) versus those who did not. METHODS: NACRT was administered to 51 patients with borderline-resectable pancreatic cancer and not to 33 patients with resectable pancreatic cancer...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608282/poly-adp-ribosylated-proteins-in-mononuclear-cells-from-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-identified-by-proteomic-studies
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Alessandra Giorgi, Italo Tempera, Giorgia Napoletani, Diego Drovandi, Cinzia Potestà, Sara Martire, Elisabetta Mandosi, Tiziana Filardi, M Eugenia Schininà, Susanna Morano, Maria d'Erme, Bruno Maras
AIMS: In diabetes, hyperglycemia increases reactive oxygen species that induce DNA damage and poly(ADP-ribose)polymerase activation. The aim of this study is to characterize the proteomic profile and the role of poly(ADP-ribosylation) in patients with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: A proteomic platform based on 2DE and MALDI-ToF spectrometry was applied to peripheral blood mononuclear cells obtained from two different cohorts in which diabetic (n = 14) and normoglycemic patients (n = 11) were enrolled...
June 12, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599487/calreticulin-is-a-novel-independent-prognostic-factor-for-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#20
Koji Harada, Takanori Takenawa, Tarannum Ferdous, Yasuhiro Kuramitsu, Yoshiya Ueyama
We focused on the expression of Calreticulin (CALR) in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) on the basis of proteomic differential display analysis data. We used QR-32 cells in this study which is a regressive murine fibrosarcoma cell clone; and QRsP-11, a progressive malignant tumor cell clone originated from QR-32. CALR is an endoplasmic reticulum luminal Ca(2+)-binding chaperone protein, which is thought to affect the tumor behavior of various malignancies. This study was aimed to determine the usefulness of CALR as a prognostic factor in patients with OSCC...
June 2017: Oncology Letters
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