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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092865/investigations-on-the-immunosuppressive-activity-of-derivatives-of-mycophenolic-acid-in-immature-dendritic-cells
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Dorota Iwaszkiewicz-Grzes, Grzegorz Cholewinski, Agata Kot-Wasik, Piotr Trzonkowski, Krystyna Dzierzbicka
The main activity of mycophenolic acid 1 (MPA) and its analogs is the inhibition of proliferation of T cells. Here, we hypothesized that MPA and its conjugates inhibits also the activity of antigen-presenting cells (APC) including dendritic cells (DCs). We tested the effect of novel amino acid derivatives of MPA and conjugates of MPA with acridines/acridones on DCs by flow cytometry, ELISA and MLR assay. Both acridines/acridone derivatives could inhibit the maturation of DC, as shown by the decreased expression of B7 family receptors...
January 13, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074067/expression-of-the-ctla-4-ligand-cd86-on-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cells-pdc-predicts-risk-of-disease-recurrence-after-treatment-discontinuation-in-cml
#2
C Schütz, S Inselmann, S Sausslele, C T Dietz, M C Müller, E Eigendorff, C A Brendel, S K Metzelder, T H Brümmendorf, C Waller, J Dengler, M E Goebeler, R Herbst, G Freunek, S Hanzel, T Illmer, Y Wang, T Lange, F Finkernagel, R Hehlmann, M Huber, A Neubauer, A Hochhaus, J Guilhot, F X Mahon, M Pfirrmann, A Burchert
It is unknown, why only a minority of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients sustains treatment free remission (TFR) after discontinuation of tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) therapy in deep molecular remission (MR). Here we studied, whether expression of the T-cell inhibitory receptor (CTLA-4)-ligand CD86 (B7.2) on plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDC) affects relapse risk after TKI cessation. CML patients in MR displayed significantly higher CD86(+)pDC frequencies than normal donors (P<0·0024), whereas TFR patients had consistently low CD86(+)pDC (n=12)...
January 11, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063620/-the-virological-and-epidemiological-aspects-of-human-adenoviral-conjunctivitis-in-tunisia
#3
N Fedaoui, N Ben Ayed, A Ben Yahia, L Matri, L Nacef, H Triki
Human adenoviruses (HAdV) are the main cause of viral conjunctivitis. In Tunisia and North Africa more generally, there is no regular nationwide surveillance program that monitors viruses causing conjunctivitis and keratoconjunctivitis. In this study, we report the results of HAdV screening in conjunctival samples collected for over 14 years in Tunisia. A total of 282 conjunctival samples received between 2000 and 2013 were investigated. Detection and identification of genotype were performed by PCR-sequencing at the hexon gene; 64...
January 4, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062906/programmed-cell-death-1-pathway-inhibition-in-myeloid-malignancies-implications-for-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
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D C Choi, D Tremblay, C Iancu-Rubin, J Mascarenhas
Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are clonal hematopoietic diseases that belong to the spectrum of myeloid malignancies (MyMs), which also include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), acute myeloid leukemia (AML), and chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). While hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is a potentially curative therapeutic approach to many MyMs, the associated morbidity and mortality have necessitated the development of non-HSCT therapeutics for symptom management and disease course modification...
January 6, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056089/helicobacter-pylori-promote-b7-h1-expression-by-suppressing-mir-152-and-mir-200b-in-gastric-cancer-cells
#5
Gengchen Xie, Wei Li, Ruidong Li, Ke Wu, Ende Zhao, Yu Zhang, Peng Zhang, Liang Shi, Di Wang, Yuping Yin, Rui Deng, Kaixiong Tao
The most common cause of gastric cancer is infection with helicobacter pylori (HP), but the associated molecular mechanism is not well understood. In the present study, we found a marked increase in the expression of B7-H1, a member of the B7 co-stimulatory family of molecules that bind to programmed death-1 (PD-1) and play a critical immunoregulatory role in the cell-mediated immune response, in HP-positive gastric cancer tissue. Infection of cultured gastric cancer cells with HP promoted B7-H1 expression and inhibited miR-152 and miR-200b expression...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043166/pharmacokinetic-drug-evaluation-of-atezolizumab-for-the-treatment-of-locally-advanced-or-metastatic-urothelial-carcinoma
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Rutveej Patel, Megan Bock, Charles F Polotti, Sammy Elsamra
Muscle invasive bladder cancer (MIBC) is difficult to manage for patients who progress during or after initial chemotherapy regimens. Current regimens offer low response rates with high toxicities. The advent of immune checkpoint inhibitors may represent a new opportunity for effective management of these patients. Areas covered: Atezolizumab is an engineered humanized monoclonal immunoglobulin G1 antibody that binds selectively to PD-L1 and prevents its interaction with PD-1 and B7-1. It is administered intravenously and is given every 3 weeks as long as there is no evidence of tumor progression...
February 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026044/expression-of-programmed-cell-death-1-and-its-ligand-b7-homolog-1-in-peripheral-blood-lymphocytes-from-patients-with-peripartum-cardiomyopathy
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Guozhi Xia, Xiaopu Zheng, Xinye Yao, Xiaowei Yao, Zhongwei Liu, Junkui Wang
BACKGROUND: Immune response has been postulated to play a prominent role in the pathogenesis of peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM). Given the importance of programmed death (PD)-1 and its ligand B7 homologue 1 (B7-H1) costimulatory molecules as an immune regulatory pathway, this study aimed to investigate the effect of PD-1 and B7-H1 expression on immune response in peripheral blood lymphocytes from the patients with PPCM. HYPOTHESIS: PD-1 and B7-H1 may be involved in modulating immune response in PPCM...
December 27, 2016: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024695/tumor-b7-h3-cd276-expression-and-smoking-history-in-relation-to-lung-adenocarcinoma-prognosis
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Kentaro Inamura, Yusuke Yokouchi, Maki Kobayashi, Rie Sakakibara, Hironori Ninomiya, Sophia Subat, Hiroko Nagano, Kimie Nomura, Sakae Okumura, Tomoko Shibutani, Yuichi Ishikawa
OBJECTIVES: Compared with non-smoking counterparts, smoking-associated lung cancers have a higher mutational load, resulting in the creation of more tumor neoantigens and increased immunogenicity. B7-H3 (also known as CD276) belongs to a family of immune modulators that includes PD-1 and PD-L1 (also known as B7-H1 or CD274). Considering the evidence that PD-L1 inhibitors have been shown to be more effective against lung cancer in smokers, we herein examined the prognostic interaction of tumor B7-H3 expression level with smoking history in lung adenocarcinoma patients...
January 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018338/the-pd1-pd-l1-2-pathway-from-discovery-to-clinical-implementation
#9
REVIEW
Kankana Bardhan, Theodora Anagnostou, Vassiliki A Boussiotis
The immune system maintains a critically organized network to defend against foreign particles, while evading self-reactivity simultaneously. T lymphocytes function as effectors and play an important regulatory role to orchestrate the immune signals. Although central tolerance mechanism results in the removal of the most of the autoreactive T cells during thymic selection, a fraction of self-reactive lymphocytes escapes to the periphery and pose a threat to cause autoimmunity. The immune system evolved various mechanisms to constrain such autoreactive T cells and maintain peripheral tolerance, including T cell anergy, deletion, and suppression by regulatory T cells (TRegs)...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979383/atezolizumab-versus-docetaxel-in-patients-with-previously-treated-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-oak-a-phase-3-open-label-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial
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Achim Rittmeyer, Fabrice Barlesi, Daniel Waterkamp, Keunchil Park, Fortunato Ciardiello, Joachim von Pawel, Shirish M Gadgeel, Toyoaki Hida, Dariusz M Kowalski, Manuel Cobo Dols, Diego L Cortinovis, Joseph Leach, Jonathan Polikoff, Carlos Barrios, Fairooz Kabbinavar, Osvaldo Arén Frontera, Filippo De Marinis, Hande Turna, Jong-Seok Lee, Marcus Ballinger, Marcin Kowanetz, Pei He, Daniel S Chen, Alan Sandler, David R Gandara
BACKGROUND: Atezolizumab is a humanised antiprogrammed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) monoclonal antibody that inhibits PD-L1 and programmed death-1 (PD-1) and PD-L1 and B7-1 interactions, reinvigorating anticancer immunity. We assessed its efficacy and safety versus docetaxel in previously treated patients with non-small-cell lung cancer. METHODS: We did a randomised, open-label, phase 3 trial (OAK) in 194 academic or community oncology centres in 31 countries. We enrolled patients who had squamous or non-squamous non-small-cell lung cancer, were 18 years or older, had measurable disease per Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors, and had an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status of 0 or 1...
December 12, 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977438/improvement-of-sleep-architecture-parameters-in-cirrhotic-patients-with-recurrent-hepatic-encephalopathy-with-the-use-of-rifaximin
#11
Marie Bruyneel, Thomas Sersté, Walter Libert, Sandra van den Broecke, Lieveke Ameye, Bernard Dachy, Jean-Pierre Mulkay, Christophe Moreno, Thierry Gustot
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Sleep disorders are frequently reported in patients with cirrhosis and hepatic encephalopathy (HE). This study assessed the effect of rifaximin on sleep architecture parameters in patients with recurrent HE. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This sequential, prospective, and exploratory study involved all patients with cirrhosis and recurrent HE admitted between June 2014 and September 2015. HE was assessed according to the West-Haven Classification. Patients underwent 24-h polysomnography (PSG) and 7-day actigraphy...
December 13, 2016: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960166/astragaloside-iv-enhances-cisplatin-chemosensitivity-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells-through-inhibition-of-b7-h3
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Cheng-Shi He, Yi-Cheng Liu, Zhi-Peng Xu, Peng-Chen Dai, Xiao-Wei Chen, De-Hai Jin
BACKGROUND: Chemoresistance is a major obstacle to successful chemotherapy for human non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Astragaloside IV, the component of Astragalus membranaceus, has been reported to exhibit anti-inflammation, anti-cancer and immunoregulatory properties. In the present study, we investigated the role of astragaloside IV in the chemoresistance to cisplatin in NSCLC cells. METHODS: We established astragaloside IV-suppressed NSCLC cell lines including A549, HCC827, and NCI-H1299 and evaluated their sensitivity to cisplatin in vitro...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939887/b7-h3-regulates-lipid-metabolism-of-lung-cancer-through-srebp1-mediated-expression-of-fasn
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Dan Luo, Huiwen Xiao, Jiali Dong, Yuan Li, Guoxing Feng, Ming Cui, Saijun Fan
B7-H3 is a glycoprotein overexpressed in cancer, but its functional contribution in this setting remains poorly understood. In the present study, we identified that the overexpression of B7-H3 in lung cancer resulted in aberrant lipid metabolism via SREBP-1/FASN signaling pathway. Immunohistochemical analysis of tissue microarrays revealed that approximately 80.4% (37/46) of lung cancer tissues were positive for B7-H3 accompanying poor prognosis. Notably, Oil red O staining and total triglyceride assay exhibited that down-regulation of B7-H3 decreased lipid synthesis in lung cancer A549 and H446 cell lines...
January 22, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939129/guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-is-induced-in-non-obese-diabetic-nod-mice-following-campylobacter-jejuni-infection-and-is-exacerbated-by-antibiotics
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J L St Charles, J A Bell, B J Gadsden, A Malik, H Cooke, L K Van de Grift, H Y Kim, E J Smith, L S Mansfield
Campylobacter jejuni is a leading cause of bacterial gastroenteritis linked to several serious autoimmune sequelae such as the peripheral neuropathies Guillain Barré syndrome (GBS) and Miller Fisher syndrome (MFS). We hypothesized that GBS and MFS can result in NOD wild type (WT) mice or their congenic interleukin (IL)-10 or B7-2 knockouts secondary to C. jejuni infection. Mice were gavaged orally with C. jejuni strains HB93-13 and 260.94 from patients with GBS or CF93-6 from a patient with MFS and assessed for clinical neurological signs and phenotypes, anti-ganglioside antibodies, and cellular infiltrates and lesions in gut and peripheral nerve tissues...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931590/cytotoxic-t-lymphocyte-associated-protein-4-acts-on-local-draining-lymph-nodes-in-the-allogeneic-abdominal-skin-flap-of-a-rat-model-to-extend-its-survival
#15
G Ma, J Pei, Y Li, Y Han, D Liu
BACKGROUND: Early acute allograft rejection is the result of immune cells mainly composed of thymocyte (T) cells, which are activated, mature, and differentiate in lymphoid tissue. METHODS: Cytotoxic T lymphocyte-associated protein 4 immunoglobulin (CTLA4-Ig) competitively suppresses the cluster of differentiation 28/CTLA4-B7 costimulatory signaling pathway and alters the ratio of T helper 1 to T helper 2, leading to the inhibition of T cell activation. RESULTS: We used lentivirus-packed CTLA4-Ig to infect the local draining lymph nodes of the allograft skin flap in a rat model, which effectively extended the survival of the allograft...
December 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903674/atezolizumab-a-pd-l1-blocking-antibody-for-bladder-cancer
#16
Brant A Inman, Thomas A Longo, Sundhar Ramalingam, Michael R Harrison
Atezolizumab (Tecentriq™, MPDL3280A) is an FcγR-binding deficient, fully humanized, IgG1 monoclonal antibody designed to interfere with the binding of PD-L1 ligand to its two receptors, PD-1 and B7.1. By blocking the PD-L1/PD-1 immune checkpoint, atezolizumab reduces immunosuppressive signals found within the tumor microenvironement and consequently increases T cell mediated immunity against the tumor. Atezolizumab has been FDA-approved as second-line therapy for advanced bladder cancer. This accelerated approval was based on phase 2 trial data in patients with metastatic bladder cancer that showed unexpected and durable tumor responses...
November 30, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882694/fused-bicyclic-caspase-1-inhibitors-assembled-by-copper-free-strain-promoted-alkyne-azide-cycloaddition-spaac
#17
Linghui Qian, Chong-Jing Zhang, Ji'en Wu, Shao Q Yao
Challenges exist in the development of potent and selective small-molecule inhibitors against caspase-1. Herein, by making use of the copper-free strain-promoted alkyne-azide cycloaddition (SPAAC) reaction between difluorinated cyclooctynes (DIFOs) and various azide-containing compounds, we showed for the first time that potential caspase-1 inhibitors could be rapidly synthesized. The resulting fused bicyclic compounds structurally resembled the central portion (P2 -P3 ) of Pralnacasan (a well-known small molecule caspase-1 inhibitor), with diversity at the P4 -position of the parental inhibitor conveniently installed from the azide component...
November 24, 2016: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878564/the-role-of-b7-family-costimulatory-molecules-and-indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-in-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-and-systemic-sclerosis
#18
Nóra Legány, László Berta, László Kovács, Attila Balog, Gergely Toldi
B7 costimulatory molecules are present on antigen-presenting cells (APCs) and influence intracellular expression of indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO), a molecule with important immunoregulatory functions. We determined the frequency of activated (CD11b+) monocytes expressing B7-1, B7-2, B7-H1, and B7-H2 molecules, and that of CD3+ and CD4+ T cells expressing the corresponding CD28, CTLA-4, PD-1, and ICOS receptors in peripheral blood samples of 20 healthy adults and 9 SSc and 15 pSS patients using flow cytometry...
November 23, 2016: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822406/pd-1-inhibition-and-treatment-of-advanced-melanoma-role-of-pembrolizumab
#19
REVIEW
Ali R Jazirehi, Alexandra Lim, Tam Dinh
Remarkable clinical responses have been seen in patients with metastatic melanoma with targeted therapy (BRAFi vemurafenib, MEKi) and with modern immune cell-based approaches such as TCR engineered adoptive cell transfer (ACT) and earlier experiences with high-dose IL-2. The proximal mediators of these immune therapies are tumor-reactive CTL. Various mechanisms of resistance to immune-mediated apoptotic signals have been described, including phenotypic changes, effector cell exhaustion, functional tolerance, deficiencies in Ag processing and presentation, and mutation or down-regulation of antigenic epitopes...
2016: American Journal of Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821632/cytogenetic-and-molecular-characterization-of-b-genome-introgression-lines-of-brassica-napus-l
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Inderpreet Dhaliwal, Annaliese S Mason, Shashi Banga, Sakshi Bharti, Beerpal Kaur, Allison Mary Gurung, Phillip Anthony Salisbury, Jacqueline Batley, Surinder Singh Banga
Brassica napus introgression lines (ILs), having B-genome segments from B. carinata, were assessed genetically for extent of introgression and phenotypically for siliqua shatter resistance. Introgression lines had 7-9% higher DNA content, were meiotically stable, and had almost normal pollen fertility/seed set. Segment introgressions were confirmed by fluorescent genomic in situ hybridization (fl-GISH), SSR analyses, and SNP studies. Genotyping with 48 B-genome specific SSRs detected substitutions from B3, B4, B6, and B7 chromosomes on 39 of the 69 ILs whereas SNP genotyping detected a total of 23 B-segments (≥3 Mb) from B4, B6, and B7 introgressed into 10 of the 19 (C1, C2, C3, C5, C6, C8, C9, A3, A9, A10) chromosomes in 17 ILs...
January 5, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
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