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H Trimarchi, R Canzonieri, A Schiel, C Costales-Collaguazo, J Politei, A Stern, M Paulero, T Rengel, J Andrews, M Forrester, M Lombi, V Pomeranz, R Iriarte, A Muryan, E Zotta, M D Sanchez-Niño, A Ortiz
BACKGROUND: Certain glomerulopathies are associated with increased levels of CD80 (B7-1). We measured the urinary excretion of CD80, podocyturia and proteinuria in controls and in subjects with Fabry disease either untreated or on enzyme replacement therapy (ERT). METHODS: Cross-sectional study including 65 individuals: controls (n = 20) and Fabry patients (n = 45, 23 of them not on ERT and 22 on ERT). Variables included age, gender, urinary protein/creatinine ratio (UPCR), estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), urinary uCD80/creatinine ratio (uCD80) and podocyturia...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Translational Medicine
S Kang, C Zhang, T Ohno, M Azuma
The PD-1/B7-H1 pathway regulates immune responses and maintains homeostasis. Here, we identified a unique expression of B7 homolog 1 (B7-H1) on masticatory mucosae in the oral cavity. B7-H1 was physiologically expressed on the dorsal surface of the tongue, gingiva, and hard palate. Other squamous epithelia and other structures of the epithelia did not express B7-H1 in the steady state. Physiological B7-H1 expression on masticatory mucosae was limited on prickle cells, and its expression on basal keratinocytes (KCs) was strictly regulated...
October 12, 2016: Mucosal Immunology
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...
October 1, 2016: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
Ning Na, Yun Luo, Daqiang Zhao, Shicong Yang, Liangqing Hong, Heng Li, Bin Miao, Jiang Qiu
Immature dendritic cells (iDCs) are bone marrow-derived professional antigen-presenting cells, exhibit very low levels of the co-stimulatory molecules CD80 (B7-1), CD86 (B7-2), and CD40 and major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II and play a critical role in triggering antigen-specific immunotolerance. The enzyme indoleamine 2, 3-dioxygenase (IDO) is a cytosolic tryptophan catabolism rate-limiting step enzyme. IDO secreted by DCs shows an association with the suppression of T-cell responses and promotion of tolerance...
September 27, 2016: Molecular Immunology
Kyoung-Ho Pyo, You-Won Lee, Sun Min Lim, Eun-Hee Shin
Profilin-like protein in Toxoplasma gondii (TgPLP) is a Toll-like receptor (TLR) agonist. In this study, we investigated whether TgPLP has an adjuvant effect on immune function in autologous whole-tumor-cell vaccine (AWV) treatment. Mice vaccinated with AWV together with recombinant TgPLP protein had smaller CT26 tumors and increased survival. TgPLP treatment strongly increased the production of IL-12 through MyD88 signaling and several chemokines, including CCL5, CCL12, and XCL1, in bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMMs)...
September 28, 2016: Oncotarget
Luisa Klotz, Ivan Kuzmanov, Stephanie Hucke, Catharina C Gross, Vilmos Posevitz, Angela Dreykluft, Andreas Schulte-Mecklenbeck, Claudia Janoschka, Maren Lindner, Martin Herold, Nicholas Schwab, Isis Ludwig-Portugall, Christian Kurts, Sven G Meuth, Tanja Kuhlmann, Heinz Wiendl
Molecular mechanisms that determine lesion localization or phenotype variation in multiple sclerosis are mostly unidentified. Although transmigration of activated encephalitogenic T cells across the blood-brain barrier (BBB) is a crucial step in the disease pathogenesis of CNS autoimmunity, the consequences on brain endothelial barrier integrity upon interaction with such T cells and subsequent lesion formation and distribution are largely unknown. We made use of a transgenic spontaneous mouse model of CNS autoimmunity characterized by inflammatory demyelinating lesions confined to optic nerves and spinal cord (OSE mice)...
October 11, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Shinsuke Oshima, Yasutomo Fujii, Erik E Karrer, Fujiko Takamura, Steven J Chapin, Margaret Neighbors, Sridhar Viswanathan, Bruce H Devens, Yasuyuki Higashi, Hidekazu Mizuhara
The CTLA4-Ig fusion proteins abatacept and belatacept inhibit CD28-mediated T cell activation by binding CD80 (B7-1) and CD86 (B7-2) costimulatory ligands and are clinically proven immunosuppressants used for rheumatoid arthritis and renal transplantation, respectively. Abatacept and belatacept preferentially bind CD80, yet CD86 has been implicated as the dominant ligand for CD28-mediated costimulation of T cells. We investigated the immunosuppressive effects of ASP2408, a novel CTLA4-Ig with CD86 selectivity and high potency created by directed evolution methods...
September 19, 2016: International Immunopharmacology
Akira Iizuka, Ryota Kondou, Chizu Nonomura, Tadashi Ashizawa, Keiichi Ohshima, Masatoshi Kusuhara, Mitsuhiro Isaka, Yasuhisa Ohde, Ken Yamaguchi, Yasuto Akiyama
Tumor immune regulation has been demonstrated in clinical studies using antibodies targeted to the B7/CD28 family. B7 homolog 4 (B7-H4) negatively regulates immune responses and is overexpressed in many types of human cancer, indicating that B7-H4 may be a potential target of cancer therapy. B7-H4 expression is affected by the microenvironment, and its presence has been reported in cancer tissues and immune cells. We found an upregulation of B7-H4 expression using comprehensive whole exome sequencing and gene expression profiling (project HOPE) launched by the Shizuoka Cancer Center based on tumor tissue samples from 1,058 cancer patients...
September 12, 2016: Oncology Reports
Zhimeng Ye, Zhuojun Zheng, Xiaodong Li, Yuandong Zhu, Zhaoping Zhong, Linrui Peng, Yanyan Wu
BACKGROUND: B7-H3 exhibits altered expression in various cancers. However, the correlation between B7-H3 expression and prognosis of cancer patients remains controversial. Therefore, we elicit a meta-analysis to investigate the potential value of B7-H3 in the prognostic prediction in human cancers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We searched PubMed (last update by June 15th, 2016) to identify studies assessing the effect of B7-H3 on survival of cancer patients. Hazard ratios (HRs) for overall survival (OS), recurrence free survival (RFS) and progression-free survival (PFS) from individual studies were calculated and pooled by using a random-effect or fix-effect model, and heterogeneity and publication bias analyses were also performed...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Xinru Zhou, Yong Mao, Jianjie Zhu, Fanyi Meng, Qi Chen, Lihua Tao, Rui Li, Fengqing Fu, Cuiping Liu, Yuanjia Hu, Weipeng Wang, Hongjian Zhang, Dong Hua, Weichang Chen, Xueguang Zhang
Transforming growth factor-beta 1 (TGF-β1) suppresses T cell function, promoting tumor immune escape. Yet, whether the depression of TGF-β1 on T cell function is mediated by co-inhibitory molecules B7-H3 and B7-H4 remains largely unclear. Here, we demonstrated that TGF-β1 elevated the expression of miR-155 in colorectal cancer cells through SMAD3 and SMAD4. The upregulated miR-155 attenuated miR-143 by inhibiting its direct target, the transcription factor CEBPB. Consequently, the direct target genes of miR-143, B7-H3 and B7-H4, were augmented in the cytoplasm and membrane of tumor cells...
September 10, 2016: Oncotarget
Zhenyu Xu, Jing Shen, Maggie Haitian Wang, Tao Yi, Yangyang Yu, Yinxin Zhu, Bo Chen, Jianping Chen, Longfei Li, Minxing Li, Jian Zuo, Hui Jiang, Dexi Zhou, Jiajie Luan, Zhangang Xiao
The B7 gene family has crucial roles in the regulation of adaptive cellular immunity. In cancer, deregulation of co-inhibitory B7 molecules is associated with reduced antitumor immunity and cancer immune evasion. FDA approval of cancer immunotherapy antibodies against cytotoxic T lymphocyte-associated protein 4 (CTLA-4) and programmed cell death-1 (PD-1)-both ligands of the B7 family-demonstrate the impact of these checkpoint regulators in cancer. Using data from cBioPortal, we performed comprehensive molecular profiling of the 10 currently known B7 family proteins in 105 different cancers...
August 2016: Oncoimmunology
Man Li, Zhen-Hua Zhou, Xue-Hua Sun, Xin Zhang, Xiao-Jun Zhu, Shu-Gen Jin, Ya-Ting Gao, Yun Jiang, Yue-Qiu Gao
B7-H1 binding to programmed death-1 may deliver a coinhibitory signal to T cells that is involved in the regulation of T-cell activation and tolerance. B7-H1 plays a key role in dysfunction of dendritic cells (DCs) during chronic HBV infection, but the expression mechanism of B7-H1 remains unclear. One hundred and twenty-nine patients with chronic HBV infection were categorized into either the immune tolerance phase (HBV-IT), the immune clearance phase (HBV-IC), or the inactive carrier phase (HBV-IA). Twenty healthy volunteers were enrolled as controls...
September 12, 2016: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
Stefanie Trojandt, Iris Bellinghausen, Angelika B Reske-Kunz, Matthias Bros
Immature dendritic cells (iDCs) and tolerogenic DCs are essential for the induction and maintenance of peripheral tolerance. Tumors produce immuno-modulatory factors which imprint a pro-tolerogenic, maturation-resistant state in DCs. Here we asked for common markers of differentially tolerized human monocyte-derived DC populations. For this, PBMC-derived monocytes were differentiated to DCs in the presence of established immuno-modulators as released by tumors (IL-6, IL-10, TGF-ß, glucocorticoid [GC], prostaglandin E2 [PGE2])...
September 1, 2016: Human Immunology
Megan C Duggan, Caroline Jochems, Renee N Donahue, Jacob Richards, Volodymyr Karpa, Elizabeth Foust, Bonnie Paul, Taylor Brooks, Susheela Tridandapani, Thomas Olencki, Xueliang Pan, Gregory B Lesinski, Jeffrey Schlom, William E Carson Iii
Prime-boost vaccination with recombinant (r) vaccinia(V)-CEA(6D)-TRICOM (triad of co-stimulatory molecules B7.1, ICAM-1 and LFA-3) and rFowlpox(F)-CEA(6D)-TRICOM infect antigen-presenting cells and direct expression of co-stimulatory molecules. We hypothesized that co-administration of vaccine with GM-CSF and interferon alpha (IFN-α) would have efficacy in CEA-expressing cancers. Patients with CEA-expressing cancers received the rV-CEA(6D)-TRICOM vaccine subcutaneously (s.c.) on day 1 followed by GM-CSF s...
August 31, 2016: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
Carla Rognoni, Oriana Ciani, Silvia Sommariva, Antonio Facciorusso, Rosanna Tarricone, Sherrie Bhoori, Vincenzo Mazzaferro
Trans-arterial radioembolization (TARE) is a recognized, although not explicitly recommended, experimental therapy for unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).A systematic literature review was performed to identify published studies on the use of TARE in intermediate and advanced stages HCC exploring the efficacy and safety of this innovative treatment.Twenty-one studies reporting data on overall survival (OS) and time to progression (TTP), were included in a meta-analysis. The pooled post-TARE OS was 63% (95% CI: 56-70%) and 27% (95% CI: 21-33%) at 1- and 3-years respectively in intermediate stage HCC, whereas OS was 37% (95% CI: 26-50%) and 13% (95% CI: 9-18%) at the same time intervals in patients with sufficient liver function (Child-Pugh A-B7) but with an advanced HCC because of the presence of portal vein thrombosis...
August 26, 2016: Oncotarget
S Abe, H Nochi, H Ito
PURPOSE: To determine whether articular chondrocytes derived from osteoarthritic knee joints could evoke alloreactive proliferation of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) and inhibit mitogenic activity of polyclonally activated CD4+ major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II- restricted T cells in vitro. METHODS: Osteoarthritic cartilages of 17 patients aged 61 to 85 years were harvested during total knee arthroplasty. Chondrocytes were cultured for experiments...
August 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
Haiying Cheng, Murali Janakiram, Alain Borczuk, Juan Lin, Wanglong Qiu, Huijie Liu, Jordan Chinai, Balazs Halmos, Roman Perez-Soler, Xingxing Zang
PURPOSE: Immunotherapy with antibodies against B7/CD28 family members, including PD-1, PD-L1, and CTLA-4 has shifted the treatment paradigm for non-small-cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) with improved clinical outcome. HHLA2 is a newly discovered member of the family. By regulating T-cell function, HHLA2 could contribute to tumor immune suppression and thus be a novel target for cancer immunotherapy. There is limited information and critical need to characterize its expression profile and clinical significance in NSCLC...
August 23, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
Chiara Nicolazzo, Cristina Raimondi, MariaLaura Mancini, Salvatore Caponnetto, Angela Gradilone, Orietta Gandini, Maria Mastromartino, Gabriella Del Bene, Alessandra Prete, Flavia Longo, Enrico Cortesi, Paola Gazzaniga
Controversial results on the predictive value of programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) status in lung tumor tissue for response to immune checkpoint inhibitors do not allow for any conclusive consideration. Liquid biopsy might allow real-time sampling of patients for PD-L1 through the course of the disease. Twenty-four stage IV NSCLC patients included in the Expanded Access Program with Nivolumab were enrolled. Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) were analyzed by CellSearch with anti-human B7-H1/PD-L1 PE-conjugated antibody...
2016: Scientific Reports
Adriana Amaro, Federica Parodi, Konrad Diedrich, Giovanna Angelini, Cornelia Götz, Silvia Viaggi, Irena Maric, Domenico Coviello, Maria Pia Pistillo, Anna Morabito, Mario Mandalà, Paola Ghiorzo, Paola Visconti, Marina Gualco, Luca Anselmi, Roberto Puzone, Francesco Lanza, Carlo Mosci, Federica Raggi, Maria Carla Bosco, Luigi Varesio, Michael Zeschnigk, Laura Spano, Paola Queirolo, Ulrich Pfeffer
Importance: Chromosome 6p amplification is associated with more benign behavior for uveal melanomas (UMs) with an otherwise high risk of metastasis conferred by chromosome 3 monosomy. Chromosome 6p contains several members of the B7 family of immune regulator genes, including butyrophilin-like 2 (BTNL2; OMIM, 606000), which is associated with prostate cancer risk and autoimmune diseases. Objective: To investigate the expression and variant allele frequencies of BTNL2, a candidate gene for chromosome 6 amplification, in patients with UM...
October 1, 2016: JAMA Ophthalmology
Emilie Baye, Morgan Gallazzini, Marianne Delville, Christophe Legendre, Fabiola Terzi, Guillaume Canaud
Recent research on podocytes has proposed B7-1 as an important player in podocyte biology and as a potential new therapeutic target. B7-1 was upregulated in injured podocytes and described as a biomarker to identify patients who may benefit from abatacept, a B7-1 blocker. However, after this initial enthusiasm, several reports have not confirmed the efficiency of abatacept at inducing proteinuria remission in patients. In order to resolve these discrepancies, we explored the role of B7-1 in the injured podocyte...
November 2016: Kidney International
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