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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455109/dysregulation-of-jak-stat-genes-by-vasoactive-intestinal-peptide-vip-in-salmonella-infected-monocytes-may-inhibit-its-therapeutic-potential-in-human-sepsis
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Hiba Ibrahim, Basim Askar, Paul Barrow, Neil Foster
Murine/LPS models of Gram negative sepsis indicate that vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) has therapeutic potential. We investigated the unknown effect of VIP on JAK/STAT proteins and genes in human monocytes infected with Salmonella Typhimurium 14028. S. Typhimurium 14028 increased expression of both IL-6 receptor (IL-6R) and interferon gamma receptor 1 (IFNγR1) on monocytes but co-culture of infected monocytes with VIP (10-7 M) only decreased expression of IFNγR1 (P < 0.05). In contrast, S. Typhimurium 14028 infection or co-culture with VIP had no effect on IL-10 receptor expression on the monocyte surface...
February 15, 2018: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454012/immunologic-effects-of-chronic-administration-of-tofacitinib-a-janus-kinase-inhibitor-in-cynomolgus-monkeys-and-rats-comparison-of-juvenile-and-adult-responses
#2
Mark Collinge, Douglas J Ball, Christopher J Bowman, Andrea L Nilson, Zaher A Radi, W Mark Vogel
Tofacitinib, an oral Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, targets JAK1, JAK3, and to a lesser extent JAK2 and TYK2. JAK1/3 inhibition impairs gamma common chain cytokine receptor signaling, important in lymphocyte development, homeostasis and function. Adult and juvenile cynomolgus monkey and rat studies were conducted and the impact of tofacitinib on immune parameters (lymphoid tissues and lymphocyte subsets) and function (T-dependent antibody response (TDAR), mitogen-induced T cell proliferation) assessed...
February 14, 2018: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452839/development-of-selective-inhibitors-for-the-treatment-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-r-3-3-methyl-7h-pyrrolo-2-3-d-pyrimidin-4-yl-amino-pyrrolidin-1-yl-3-oxopropanenitrile-as-a-jak1-selective-inhibitor
#3
Chieyeon Chough, Misuk Joung, Sunmin Lee, Jaemin Lee, Jong Hoon Kim, B Moon Kim
A series of 3(R)-aminopyrrolidine derivatives were designed and synthesized for JAK1-selective inhibitors through the modification of tofacitinib's core structure, (3R,4R)-3-amino-4-methylpiperidine. From the new core structures, we selected (R)-N-methyl-N-(pyrrolidin-3-yl)-7H-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidin-4-amine as a scaffold for further SAR studies. From biochemical enzyme assays and liver microsomal stability tests, (R)-3-(3-(methyl(7H-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidin-4-yl)amino)pyrrolidin-1-yl)-3-oxopropanenitrile (6) was chosen for further in vivo test through oral administration...
February 3, 2018: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434279/oncogenic-activation-of-jak3-stat-signaling-confers-clinical-sensitivity-to-prn371-a-novel-selective-and-potent-jak3-inhibitor-in-natural-killer-t-cell-lymphoma
#4
M -L Nairismägi, M E Gerritsen, Z M Li, G C Wijaya, B K H Chia, Y Laurensia, J Q Lim, K W Yeoh, X S Yao, W L Pang, A Bisconte, R J Hill, J M Bradshaw, D Huang, T L L Song, C C Y Ng, V Rajasegaran, T Tang, Q Q Tang, X J Xia, T B Kang, B T Teh, S T Lim, C K Ong, J Tan
Aberrant activation of the JAK3-STAT signaling pathway is a characteristic feature of many hematological malignancies. In particular, hyperactivity of this cascade has been observed in natural killer/T-cell lymphoma (NKTL) cases. Although the first-in-class JAK3 inhibitor tofacitinib blocks JAK3 activity in NKTL both in vitro and in vivo, its clinical utilization in cancer therapy has been limited by the pan-JAK inhibition activity. To improve the therapeutic efficacy of JAK3 inhibition in NKTL, we have developed a highly selective and durable JAK3 inhibitor PRN371 that potently inhibits JAK3 activity over the other JAK family members JAK1, JAK2, and TYK2...
February 2, 2018: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351919/high-yield-of-pathogenic-germline-mutations-causative-or-likely-causative-of-the-cancer-phenotype-in-selected-children-with-cancer
#5
Illja Diets, Esmé Waanders, Marjolijn J L Ligtenberg, Diede van Bladel, Eveline J Kamping, Peter M Hoogerbrugge, Saskia Hopman, Maran J W Olderode-Berends, Erica H Gerkes, David Koolen, Carlo Marcelis, Gijs We Santen, Martine van Belzen, Dylan Mordaunt, Lesley McGregor, Elizabeth Thompson, Antonis Kattamis, Agata Pastorczak, Wojciech Mlynarski, Denisa Ilencikova, Anneke Vulto-van Silfhout, Thatjana Gardeitchik, E S J M de Bont, Jan Loeffen, Anja Wagner, Arjen R Mensenkamp, Roland P Kuiper, Nicoline Hoogerbrugge, Marjolijn Jongmans
PURPOSE: In many children with cancer and characteristics suggestive of a genetic predisposition syndrome, the genetic cause is still unknown. We studied the yield of pathogenic mutations by applying whole exome sequencing on a selected cohort of children with cancer. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: To identify mutations in known and novel cancer predisposing genes, we performed trio-based whole exome sequencing on germline DNA of 40 selected children and their parents. These children were diagnosed with cancer and had at least one of the following features: (1) intellectual disability and/or congenital anomalies, (2) multiple malignancies, (3) family history of cancer or (4) an adult type of cancer...
January 19, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340620/delivery-of-tapasin-modified-ctl-epitope-peptide-via-cytoplasmic-transduction-peptide-induces-ctls-by-jak-stat-signaling-pathway-in-vivo
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Shanshan Wu, Xiaohua Chen, Yuyan Tang, Yi Zhang, Dan Li, Jie Chen, Jieling Wang, Zhenghao Tang, Guoqing Zang, Yongsheng Yu
Hepatitis B virus (HBV)-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) play a vital role in viral control and clearance. Recent studies have elucidated that Tapasin, an endoplasmic reticulum chaperone, is a well-known molecule that appears to be essential in peptide-loading process. The Janus kinase/signal transducers and activators of transcription (JAK/STAT) pathway plays an important role in immune response regulation and cytokines secretion. We have previously verified that fusion protein CTP-HBcAg18-27-Tapasin could facilitate the maturation of bone marrow derived dendritic cells and enhance specific CTLs responses in vitro, which might be associated with the activation of JAK/STAT signaling pathway...
January 11, 2018: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316631/psoriasis-a-stat3-centric-view
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REVIEW
Enzo Calautti, Lidia Avalle, Valeria Poli
Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription (STAT)3 has recently emerged as a key player in the development and pathogenesis of psoriasis and psoriatic-like inflammatory conditions. Indeed, STAT3 hyperactivation has been reported in virtually every cell type involved in disease initiation and maintenance, and this factor mediates the signal of most cytokines that are involved in disease pathogenesis, including the central Interleukin (IL)-23/IL-17/IL-22 axis. Despite the recent availability of effective biological agents (monoclonal antibodies) against IL-17 and IL-23, which have radically changed the current standard of disease management, the possibility of targeting either STAT3 itself or, even better, the family of upstream activators Janus kinases (JAK1, 2, 3, and TYK2) offers additional therapeutic options...
January 6, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304122/comprehensive-analysis-of-three-tyk2-gene-variants-in-the-susceptibility-to-chagas-disease-infection-and-cardiomyopathy
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Daniel A Leon Rodriguez, Marialbert Acosta-Herrera, F David Carmona, Nuria Dolade, Sofia Vargas, Luis Eduardo Echeverría, Clara Isabel González, Javier Martin
Tyrosine kinase 2 (TYK2) is a member of the Janus kinases family implicated in the signal transduction of type I interferons and several interleukins. It has been described that genetic mutations within TYK2 lead to multiple deleterious effects in the immune response. In this work, we have analyzed three functional independent variants from the frequency spectrum on the TYK2 gene (common and low-frequency variants) suggested to reduce the function of the gene in mediating cytokine signaling and the susceptibility to infections by Trypanosoma cruzi and/or the development of Chagas cardiomyopathy in the Colombian population...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298069/identification-of-n-cis-3-methyl-7h-pyrrolo-2-3-d-pyrimidin-4-yl-amino-cyclobutyl-propane-1-sulfonamide-pf-04965842-a-selective-jak1-clinical-candidate-for-the-treatment-of-autoimmune-diseases
#9
Michael L Vazquez, Neelu Kaila, Joseph W Strohbach, John D Trzupek, Matthew F Brown, Mark E Flanagan, Mark J MItton-Fry, Timothy A Johnson, Ruth E TenBrink, Eric P Arnold, Arindrajit Basak, Steven E Heasley, Soojin Kwon, Jonathan Langille, Mihir D Parikh, Sarah H Griffin, Jeffrey M Casavant, Brian A Duclos, Ashley E Fenwick, Thomas M Harris, Seungil Han, Nicole L Caspers, Martin E Dowty, Xin Yang, Mary Ellen Banker, Martin Hegen, Peter T Symanowicz, Li Li, Lu Wang, Tsung H Lin, Jason Jussif, James D Clark, Jean-Baptiste Telliez, Ralph P Robinson, Ray Unwalla
Janus kinases (JAKs) are intracellular tyrosine kinases that mediate the signaling of numerous cytokines and growth factors involved in the regulation of immunity, inflammation and hematopoiesis. As JAK1 pairs with JAK2, JAK3 and TYK2, a JAK1-selective inhibitor would be expected to inhibit many cytokines involved in inflammation and immune function, while avoiding inhibition of the JAK2 homodimer regulating EPO and TPO signaling. Our efforts began with tofacitinib, an oral JAK inhibitor approved for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296813/oncogenic-role-and-therapeutic-targeting-of-abl-class-and-jak-stat-activating-kinase-alterations-in-ph-like-all
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Kathryn G Roberts, Yung-Li Yang, Debbie Payne-Turner, Wenwei Lin, Jacob K Files, Kirsten Dickerson, Zhaohui Gu, Jack Taunton, Laura J Janke, Taosheng Chen, Mignon L Loh, Stephen P Hunger, Charles G Mullighan
New therapies for Philadelphia chromosome-like acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph-like ALL) patients are urgently needed. The genetic landscape of Ph-like ALL is characterized by a diverse array of kinase-activating alterations (including rearrangements, sequence mutations, and copy number alterations), suggesting that patients with Ph-like ALL are candidates for targeted therapy, similar to BCR-ABL1 ALL. We sought to investigate the functional role and targetability of the spectrum of kinase-activating alterations identified in Ph-like ALL...
September 12, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200018/the-diagnostic-and-prognostic-role-of-interleukin-12b-and-interleukin-6r-gene-polymorphism-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis
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Wen-Feng Ruan, Jiang-Tao Xie, Qi Jin, Wen-Da Wang, An-Song Ping
OBJECTIVES: Interleukin 23 (IL-23) pathway and IL-1 cluster genes play prominent role in the etiopathology of ankylosing spondylitis (AS). The aim of this study was to investigate the diagnostic and prognostic role of 5 single-nucleotide polymorphisms related to IL-23 pathway and IL-1 cluster genes in AS patients. METHODS: Four hundred thirty-one patients with AS and 206 age- and sex-matched healthy controls were recruited in this prospective cohort study. Five potential single-nucleotide polymorphisms (IL-23R [rs11209026], IL-12B [rs6871626], TYK2 [rs6511701], IL-6R [rs4129267], and IL-1R2 [rs2192752]) related to IL-23 pathway and IL-1 cluster genes by analyzing previous studies were genotyped...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162862/tyk2-induced-phosphorylation-of-y640-suppresses-stat3-transcriptional-activity
#12
Raffaele Mori, Joris Wauman, Laura Icardi, José Van der Heyden, Lode De Cauwer, Frank Peelman, Karolien De Bosscher, Jan Tavernier
STAT3 is a pleiotropic transcription factor involved in homeostatic and host defense processes in the human body. It is activated by numerous cytokines and growth factors and generates a series of cellular effects. Of the STAT-mediated signal transduction pathways, STAT3 transcriptional control is best understood. Jak kinase dependent activation of STAT3 relies on Y705 phosphorylation triggering a conformational switch that is stabilized by intermolecular interactions between SH2 domains and the pY705 motif...
November 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157973/when-the-good-go-bad-mutant-npm1-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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REVIEW
Preethi Kunchala, Sudhakiranmayi Kuravi, Roy Jensen, Joseph McGuirk, Ramesh Balusu
Nucleophosmin 1 (NPM1) is a nucleolar phosphoprotein that performs diverse biological functions including molecular chaperoning, ribosome biogenesis, DNA repair, and genome stability. Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a heterogeneous disease, more than half of the AML cases exhibit normal karyotype (NK). Approximately 50-60 percent of patients with NK-AML carry NPM1 mutations which are characterized by cytoplasmic dislocation of the NPM1 protein. In AML, mutant NPM1 (NPM1c+) acts in a dominant negative fashion and also blocks the differentiation of myeloid cells through gain-of-function for the AML phenotype...
November 4, 2017: Blood Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157944/down-regulation-of-tyk2-cblb-and-lmp7-genes-expression-in-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis-patients-treated-with-interferon-beta
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Mehrdokht Mazdeh, Najmeh Moradi, Elnaz Khoshroo, Zahra Shayesteh, Mohammad Taheri, Arezou Sayad, Mir Davood Omrani, Mehrdad Hajilooi, Ghodratollah Roshanaei, Ghasem Solgi
This study aimed to examine the expression of TYK2, CBLB and LMP7 genes at both mRNA and protein levels in relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) patients in compare with healthy controls. Seventy-eight RRMS patients treated with IFNβ-1a and 79 age- and ethnic-matched healthy subjects were studied. The mRNA expression levels of TYK2, CBLB and LMP7 in PBMCs were quantified by real-time PCR and plasma concentrations of three molecules were measured by ELISA. Results were compared between patients and controls, IFNβ-responders and non-responders...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137183/lactobacillus-plantarum-enhanced-il-22-production-in-natural-killer-nk-cells-that-protect-the-integrity-of-intestinal-epithelial-cell-barrier-damaged-by-enterotoxigenic-escherichia-coli
#15
Yueqin Qiu, Zongyong Jiang, Shenglan Hu, Li Wang, Xianyong Ma, Xuefen Yang
Interleukin (IL)-22-producing Natural Killer (NK) cells protect the gut epithelial cell barrier from pathogens. A strain of probiotics, Lactobacillus plantarum (L. plantarum, LP), was previously found by our laboratory to significantly improve the mucosal barrier integrity and function of the small intestine in pigs. However, it was unclear whether LP benefited the intestinal mucosal barrier via interactions with the intestinal NK cells. The present study, therefore, was focused on the therapeutic effect of NK cells that were stimulated by LP on attenuating enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC)-induced the damage to the integrity of the epithelial cell barrier...
November 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121062/loss-of-function-jak1-mutations-occur-at-high-frequency-in-cancers-with-microsatellite-instability-and-are-suggestive-of-immune-evasion
#16
Lee A Albacker, Jeremy Wu, Peter Smith, Markus Warmuth, Philip J Stephens, Ping Zhu, Lihua Yu, Juliann Chmielecki
Immune evasion is a well-recognized hallmark of cancer and recent studies with immunotherapy agents have suggested that tumors with increased numbers of neoantigens elicit greater immune responses. We hypothesized that the immune system presents a common selective pressure on high mutation burden tumors and therefore immune evasion mutations would be enriched in high mutation burden tumors. The JAK family of kinases is required for the signaling of a host of immune modulators in tumor, stromal, and immune cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108825/targeting-interferons-and-their-pathways-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#17
REVIEW
François Chasset, Laurent Arnaud
Significant advances in the understanding of the molecular basis of innate immunity have led to the identification of interferons (IFNs), particularly IFN-α, as central mediators in the pathogenesis of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Therefore, targeting of IFNs and of their downstream pathways has emerged as important developments for novel drug research in SLE. Based on this, several specific interferon blocking strategies using anti-IFN-α antibodies, anti-type I interferon receptor antibodies, Interferon-α-kinoid, or anti-IFN-γ antibodies have all been assessed in recent clinical trials...
November 4, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095108/pharmacogenetics-of-glatiramer-acetate-therapy-for-multiple-sclerosis-the-impact-of-genome-wide-association-studies-identified-disease-risk-loci
#18
Olga Kulakova, Vitalina Bashinskaya, Ivan Kiselev, Natalia Baulina, Ekaterina Tsareva, Ruslan Nikolaev, Maxim Kozin, Sergey Shchur, Alexander Favorov, Alexey Boyko, Olga Favorova
AIM: Association analysis of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) identified multiple sclerosis (MS) risk genetic variants with glatiramer acetate (GA) treatment efficacy. PATIENTS & METHODS: SNPs in 17 GWAS-identified immune response loci were analyzed in 296 Russian MS patients as possible markers of optimal GA treatment response for at least 2 years. RESULTS: Alleles/genotypes of EOMES, CLEC16A, IL22RA2, PVT1 and HLA-DRB1 were associated by themselves with event-free phenotype during GA treatment for at least 2 years (p f  = 0...
November 2, 2017: Pharmacogenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091937/phenome-wide-association-study-using-research-participants-self-reported-data-provides-insight-into-the-th17-and-il-17-pathway
#19
Margaret G Ehm, Jennifer L Aponte, Mathias N Chiano, Laura M Yerges-Armstrong, Toby Johnson, Jonathan N Barker, Suzanne F Cook, Akanksha Gupta, David A Hinds, Li Li, Matthew R Nelson, Michael A Simpson, Chao Tian, Linda C McCarthy, Deepak K Rajpal, Dawn M Waterworth
A phenome-wide association study of variants in genes in the Th17 and IL-17 pathway was performed using self-reported phenotypes and genetic data from 521,000 research participants of 23andMe. Results replicated known associations with similar effect sizes for autoimmune traits illustrating self-reported traits can be a surrogate for clinically assessed conditions. Novel associations controlling for a false discovery rate of 5% included the association of the variant encoding p.Ile684Ser in TYK2 with increased risk of tonsillectomy, strep throat occurrences and teen acne, the variant encoding p...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071117/variants-of-genes-implicated-in-type-1-interferon-pathway-and-b-cell-activation-modulate-the-eular-response-to-rituximab-at-24-weeks-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#20
Pierre-Antoine Juge, Steven Gazal, Arnaud Constantin, Xavier Mariette, Bernard Combe, Jacques Tebib, Maxime Dougados, Jean Sibilia, Xavier Le Loet, Philippe Dieudé
BACKGROUND: The type 1 interferon (IFN) pathway has been identified to potentially affect the response to rituximab (RTX) for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), which suggests the contribution of type 1 IFN pathway genes such as IFN regulatory factor 5 and 7 (IRF5 and IRF7), tyrosine kinase 2 (TYK2), signal transducer and activator of transcription 4 (STAT4) and osteopontin (SPP1). Our objective was to study functional variants of these IFN pathway genes as predictors of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) response to RTX for RA at week 24 (W24)...
2017: RMD Open
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