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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212275/identification-and-characterization-of-lipopolysaccharide-induced-tnf%C3%AE-factor-from-blunt-snout-bream-megalobrama-amblycephala
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Yina Lv, Xinying Xiang, Yuhong Jiang, Leilei Tang, Yi Zhou, Huan Zhong, Jun Xiao, Jinpeng Yan
Lipopolysaccharide induced TNFα factor (LITAF) is an important transcription factor responsible for regulation of tumor necrosis factor α. In this study, a novel litaf gene (designated as Malitaf) was identified and characterized from blunt snout bream, Megalobrama amblycephala. The full-length cDNA of Malitaf was of 956 bp, encoding a polypeptide of 161 amino acids with high similarity to other known LITAFs. A phylogenetic tree also showed that Malitaf significantly clustered with those of other teleost, indicating that Malitaf was a new member of fish LITAF family...
February 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210201/therapeutic-effect-of-astragalus-polysaccharides-on-hepatocellular-carcinoma-h22-bearing-mice
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Xiaoyu Lai, Weibiao Xia, Jing Wei, Xinghong Ding
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of astragalus polysaccharides (APSs), active constituents of astragalus, in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and their potential as a promising candidate for future anticancer drug development. Astragalus polysaccharide was administered at different doses to HCC H22-bearing mice to investigate their antitumor effects. Results revealed that APS inhibited the growth of H22 cells with a tumor inhibition rate in the APS 400 mg·kg(-1) group of 59...
January 2017: Dose-response: a Publication of International Hormesis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209913/rapid-imaging-of-tumor-cell-death-in-vivo-using-the-c2a-domain-of-synaptotagmin-i
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André A Neves, Bangwen Xie, Sarah Fawcett, Israt S Alam, Timothy H Witney, Maaike M de Backer, Julia Summers, William Hughes, Sarah McGuire, Dmitry Soloviev, Jodie Miller, William J Howat, De-En Hu, Tiago B Rodrigues, David Y Lewis, Kevin M Brindle
Cell death is an important target for imaging the early response of tumors to treatment. We describe here validation of a phosphatidylserine-binding agent for detecting tumor cell death in vivo based on the C2A domain of Synaptotagmin-I. Methods: The capability of near infrared fluorophore-labeled and 99mTechnetium- and (111)Indium-labeled derivatives of C2Am for imaging tumor cell death, using planar near infrared fluorescence (NIRF) imaging and single photon computed tomography (SPECT) respectively, was evaluated in implanted and genetically engineered mouse models of lymphoma and in a human colorectal xenograft...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208074/cd47-limits-antibody-dependent-phagocytosis-against-non-malignant-b-cells
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Sandra Gallagher, Sean Turman, Kristen Lekstrom, Susan Wilson, Ronald Herbst, Yue Wang
Recent studies have demonstrated the importance of CD47 in protecting malignant B cells from antibody dependent cellular phagocytosis (ADCP). Combined treatment of anti-CD47 and -CD20 antibodies synergistically augment elimination of tumor B cells in xenograft mouse models. This has led to the development of novel reagents that can potentially enhance killing of malignant B cells in patients. B cell depleting therapy is also a promising treatment for autoimmune patients. In the current study, we aimed to investigate whether or not CD47 protects non-malignant B cells from ADCP...
February 13, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202531/the-role-of-megakaryocytes-in-breast-cancer-metastasis-to-bone
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Walter Jackson, Donna M Sosnoski, Sara E Ohanessian, Paige Chandler, Adam W Mobley, Kacey D Meisel, Andrea M Mastro
Little is known about how megakaryocytes affect metastasis apart from serving as the source of platelets. We noted an increase in the number of megakaryocytes in the femurs of metastases-bearing athymic mice four weeks following intracardiac inoculation of MDA-MB-231 human breast cancer cells. How did the megakaryocytes relate to the metastases? Did megakaryocytes prepare a niche or did they increase in response to metastases? To test these possibilities, we examined two models of experimental metastasis, intracardiac inoculation of human MDA-MB-231 into athymic mice, and intramammary injection of mouse tumor cells, 4T1...
February 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199114/curcumin-loaded-blood-stable-polymeric-micelles-for-enhancing-therapeutic-effect-on-erythroleukemia
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Feirong Gong, Dan Chen, Xin Teng, Junhua Ge, Xianfeng Ning, Ya-Ling Shen, Jian Li, Shanfeng Wang
Curcumin has high potential in suppressing many types of cancer and overcoming multi-drug resistance in a multi-faceted manner by targeting diverse molecular targets. However, the rather low systemic bioavailability resulted from its extremely low aqueous solubility and rapid metabolism and excretion in vivo has hampered its application in cancer therapy. With the primary aim to increase the aqueous solubility of curcumin while retaining its stability in the blood circulation before it accesses the tumor site, here we report preparation of curcumin-loaded N-(tert-butoxycarbonyl)-L-phenylalanine end-capped methoxy-poly(ethylene glycol)-block-poly(ε-caprolactone) (mPEG-PCL-Phe(Boc)) micelles with high stability both in vitro and in vivo and anti-tumor efficacy...
February 15, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197373/systemic-activation-of-antigen-presenting-cells-via-rna-loaded-nanoparticles
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Elias J Sayour, Gabriel De Leon, Christina Pham, Adam Grippin, Hanna Kemeny, Joshua Chua, Jianping Huang, John H Sampson, Luis Sanchez-Perez, Catherine Flores, Duane A Mitchell
While RNA-pulsed dendritic cell (DC) vaccines have shown promise, the advancement of cellular therapeutics is fraught with developmental challenges. To circumvent the challenges of cellular immunotherapeutics, we developed clinically translatable nanoliposomes that can be combined with tumor-derived RNA to generate personalized tumor RNA-nanoparticles (NPs) with considerable scale-up capacity. RNA-NPs bypass MHC restriction, are amenable to central distribution, and can provide near immediate immune induction...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197363/small-gtpase-rbj-promotes-cancer-progression-by-mobilizing-mdscs-via-il-6
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Qiuyan Liu, Ha Zhu, Chaoxiong Zhang, Taoyong Chen, Xuetao Cao
RBJ has been identified to be dysregulated in gastrointestinal cancer and promotes tumorigenesis and progression by mediating nuclear accumulation of active MEK1/2 and sustained activation of ERK1/2. Considering that nuclear accumulation and constitutive activation of MEK/ERK not only promotes tumor progression directly, but also induces chronic inflammation, we wonder whether and how RBJ impairs host immune-surveillance via chronic inflammation and consequently supports tumor progression. Here, we report that higher expression of RBJ in human breast cancer tissue has been significantly correlated with poorer prognosis in breast cancer patients...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195266/splenic-histiocyte-rich-pseudotumor-following-chemotherapy-for-non-hodgkin-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
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A G Abdou, M Kandil, M S Eldien, R Abdallah
Chemotherapy may induce mass lesion in rare conditions, which can be easily mistaken as a residual tumor mass. In this report, we describe a mass affecting spleen in a patient received chemotherapy for non Hodgkin diffuse large B cell lymphoma. This mass proved histologically to be non neoplastic formed of sheets of histiocytes and xanthoma cells, which is called histiocyte-rich pseudotumor. This report describes this rare lesion and the possible differential diagnosis.
September 2016: Pathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193225/the-active-metabolite-of-leflunomide-a77-1726-attenuates-inflammatory-arthritis-in-mice-with-spontaneous-arthritis-via-induction-of-heme-oxygenase-1
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Su-Jin Moon, Eun-Kyung Kim, Joo Yeon Jhun, Hee Jin Lee, Weon Sun Lee, Sang-Hi Park, Mi-La Cho, Jun-Ki Min
BACKGROUND: Leflunomide is a low-molecular-weight compound that is widely used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Although leflunomide is thought to act through the inhibition of the de novo pyrimidine synthesis, the molecular mechanism of the drug remains largely unknown. We investigated the antiarthritis effects and mechanisms of action of the active metabolite of leflunomide, A77 1726, in interleukin-1 receptor antagonist-knockout (IL-1Ra-KO) mice. METHODS: 14- to 15-week-old male IL-1Ra-KO mice were treated with 10 or 30 mg/kg A77 1726 via intraperitoneal injection three times per week for 6 weeks...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192120/osteopontin-attenuates-acute-gastrointestinal-graft-versus-host-disease-by-preventing-apoptosis-of-intestinal-epithelial-cells
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Kentaro Kawakami, Naoki Minami, Minoru Matsuura, Tomoya Iida, Takahiko Toyonaga, Kanna Nagaishi, Yoshiaki Arimura, Mineko Fujimiya, Toshimitsu Uede, Hiroshi Nakase
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is a major complication after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, which often targets gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Osteopontin (OPN) plays an important physiological role in the efficient development of Th1 immune responses and cell survival by inhibiting apoptosis. The role of OPN in acute GI-GVHD is poorly understood. In the present study, we investigated the role of OPN in donor T cells in the pathogenicity of acute GI-GVHD...
February 9, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191976/preloading-with-unlabeled-ca19-9-targeted-human-monoclonal-antibody-leads-to-improved-pet-imaging-with-89zr%C3%A2-5b1
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Jacob Lee Houghton, Dalya Abdel-Atti, Wolfgang W Scholz, Jason S Lewis
CA19.9 is one of the most commonly occurring and highest density antigens in >90% of pancreatic cancers, making it an excellent target for monoclonal antibody (mAb)-based imaging and therapy applications. Preloading of unlabeled antibodies to enhance targeting of a radiolabeled mAb has been previously described both for imaging and radioimmunotherapy studies for other targets. We investigated the effect of preloading with the unmodified anti-CA19.9 antibody 5B1 on the uptake and contrast of the PET tracer 89Zr-5B1 in subcutaneous and orthotopic murine models of pancreatic cancer utilizing Capan-2 xenografts, known to both expresses CA19...
February 13, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186704/mesenchymal-stromal-cells-modulate-monocytes-trafficking-in-coxsackievirus-b3-induced-myocarditis
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Kapka Miteva, Kathleen Pappritz, Muhammad El-Shafeey, Fengquan Dong, Jochen Ringe, Carsten Tschöpe, Sophie Van Linthout
Mesenchymal stromal cell (MSC) application in Coxsackievirus B3 (CVB3)-induced myocarditis reduces myocardial inflammation and fibrosis, exerts prominent extra-cardiac immunomodulation, and improves heart function. Although the abovementioned findings demonstrate the benefit of MSC application, the mechanism of the MSC immunomodulatory effects leading to a final cardioprotective outcome in viral myocarditis remains poorly understood. Monocytes are known to be a trigger of myocardial tissue inflammation. The present study aims at investigating the direct effect of MSC on the mobilization and trafficking of monocytes to the heart in CVB3-induced myocarditis...
January 3, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180018/case-report-of-four-different-primary-mesenteric-neoplasms-and-review-of-literature
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Yusuf Yagmur, Sami Akbulut, Serdar Gumus, Mehmet Babur, Mehmet Ali Can
INTRODUCTION: It is rare for primary tumors to arise from the mesentery. Lymphangiomas appear as congenital malformations of the lymphatic system or benign neoplasms as a large, thin-walled, often multilocular cyst. Mesenteric infiltration is common and during surgical treatment, adjustment of structures such as the bowel and resection of the spleen may be required. Cystic mesotheliomas are rare, benign tumors that originate from the peritoneal mesothelium and are more common in women...
October 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178664/identification-of-distinct-molecular-subtypes-of-uterine-carcinosarcoma
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Yang An, Haojie Wang, Jingyao Jie, Yitai Tang, Weijuan Zhang, Shaoping Ji, Xiangqian Guo
Uterine carcinosarcoma (UCS) is a rare but lethal neoplasm with high metastasis and recurrence rate, and to date, no molecular classification of UCS has been defined to achieve targeted therapies. In this study, we identified two distinct molecular subtypes of UCS with distinct gene expression patterns and clinicopathologic characteristics. Subtype I UCS recapitulates low-grade UCS, in contrast subtype II UCS represents high-grade UCS with higher tumor invasion rate and tumor weight. Interestingly, subtype I UCS is characterized by cell adhesion and apoptosis pathways, whereas genes over-expressed in subtype II UCS are more involved in myogenesis/muscle development...
February 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178285/purification-characterization-and-antitumor-activity-of-a-novel-glucan-from-the-fruiting-bodies-of-coriolus-versicolor
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Annoor Awadasseid, Jie Hou, Yaser Gamallat, Shang Xueqi, Kuugbee D Eugene, Ahmed Musa Hago, Djibril Bamba, Abdo Meyiah, Chiwala Gift, Yi Xin
Cancer is one of the most common causes of deaths worldwide. Herein, we report an efficient natural anticancer glucan (CVG) extracted from Coriolus Versicolar (CV). CVG was extracted by the hot water extraction method followed by ethanol precipitation and purified using gas exclusion chromatography. Structural analysis revealed that CVG has a linear α-glucan chain composed of only (1→ 6)-α-D-Glcp. The antitumor activity of CVG on Sarcoma-180 cells was investigated in vitro and in vivo. Mice were treated with three doses of CVG (40, 100, 200 mg/kg body weight) for 9 days...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168795/nonylphenol-increases-tumor-formation-and-growth-by-suppressing-gender-independent-lymphocyte-proliferation-and-macrophage-activation
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Jae-Wook Lee, Hae-Kyoung Han, Sojin Park, Eun-Yi Moon
Nonylphenol (NP) is a well-known endocrine disruptor that influences sexual and reproductive development. Here, we investigated whether NP affects immune responses that are associated with tumor initiation and progression. When spleen cells were incubated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and concanavalin A in the presence of 10(-4) M NP, the proliferation of B and T lymphocytes was reduced compared with that in controls, in a gender-independent fashion. While 10(-4) M NP also decreased the production of nitric oxide (NO) in LPS-stimulated bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMDMs), no changes in NO production were detected following treatment with 10(-5) M NP...
February 7, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167652/correction-multispectral-imaging-of-t-and-b-cells-in-murine-spleen-and-tumor
#18
Zipei Feng, Shawn M Jensen, David J Messenheimer, Mohammad Farhad, Michael Neuberger, Carlo B Bifulco, Bernard A Fox
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160756/receptor-tyrosine-kinase-like-orphan-receptor-1-ror-1-an-emerging-target-for-diagnosis-and-therapy-of-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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REVIEW
Leili Aghebati-Maleki, Mahdi Shabani, Behzad Baradaran, Morteza Motallebnezhad, Jafar Majidi, Mehdi Yousefi
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is characterized by reposition of malignant B cells in the blood, bone marrow, spleen and lymph nodes. It remains the most common leukemia in the Western world. Within the recent years, major breakthroughs have been made to prolong the survival and improve the health of patients. Despite these advances, CLL is still recognized as a disease without definitive cure. New treatment approaches, based on unique targets and novel drugs, are highly desired for CLL therapy. The Identification and subsequent targeting of molecules that are overexpressed uniquely in malignant cells not normal ones play critical roles in the success of anticancer therapeutic strategies...
February 1, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155567/high-drug-payload-curcumin-nanosuspensions-stabilized-by-mpeg-dspe-and-spc-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-evaluation
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Jingyi Hong, Yingying Liu, Yao Xiao, Xiaofeng Yang, Wenjing Su, Mingzhu Zhang, Yonghong Liao, Haixue Kuang, Xiangtao Wang
CONTEXT: Curcumin (CUR) is a promising drug candidate based on its broad bioactivities and good antitumor effect, but the application of CUR is potentially restricted because of its poor solubility and bioavailability. OBJECTIVE: This study aims at developing a simple and effective drug delivery system for CUR to enhance its solubility and bioavailability thus to improve its antitumor efficacy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Curcumin nanosuspensions (CUR-NSps) were prepared by precipitation-ultrasonication method using mPEG2000-DSPE and soybean lecithin as a combined stabilizer...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
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