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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931051/interleukin-17-positive-mast-cells-influence-outcomes-from-bcg-for-patients-with-cis-data-from-a-comprehensive-characterisation-of-the-immune-microenvironment-of-urothelial-bladder-cancer
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Alexander C Dowell, Ellen Cobby, Kaisheng Wen, Adam J Devall, Vinnie During, Jane Anderson, Nicholas D James, Kar K Cheng, Maurice P Zeegers, Richard T Bryan, Graham S Taylor
The tumour immune microenvironment is considered to influence cancer behaviour and outcome. Using a panel of markers for innate and adaptive immune cells we set out to characterise and understand the bladder tumour microenvironment of 114 patients from a prospective multicentre cohort of newly-diagnosed bladder cancer patients, followed-up for 4.33±1.71 years. We found IL-17-positive cells were significantly increased in primary and concomitant carcinoma in situ (CIS), p<0.0001, a highly malignant lesion which is the most significant single risk factor for disease progression...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930685/human-tissue-resident-memory-t-cells-are-defined-by-core-transcriptional-and-functional-signatures-in-lymphoid-and-mucosal-sites
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Brahma V Kumar, Wenji Ma, Michelle Miron, Tomer Granot, Rebecca S Guyer, Dustin J Carpenter, Takashi Senda, Xiaoyun Sun, Siu-Hong Ho, Harvey Lerner, Amy L Friedman, Yufeng Shen, Donna L Farber
Tissue-resident memory T cells (TRMs) in mice mediate optimal protective immunity to infection and vaccination, while in humans, the existence and properties of TRMs remain unclear. Here, we use a unique human tissue resource to determine whether human tissue memory T cells constitute a distinct subset in diverse mucosal and lymphoid tissues. We identify a core transcriptional profile within the CD69(+) subset of memory CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cells in lung and spleen that is distinct from that of CD69(-) TEM cells in tissues and circulation and defines human TRMs based on homology to the transcriptional profile of mouse CD8(+) TRMs...
September 19, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930600/line-1-as-a-therapeutic-target-for-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
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Nadine Houede, Pier Vincenzo Piazza, Philippe Pourquier
Prostate cancer is the third leading cause of death by cancer in men. Surgery or hormone deprivation usually contains the progression of the local forms of the disease. In metastatic situations, chemotherapy or second generation hormone therapies are used with an overall survival that never exceeds 36 months when tumors become resistant to castration. In the search for new alternatives, clinical trials with various classes of anticancer drugs have been performed, including chemotherapies, targeted therapies with kinase inhibitors, radium-223, or immunotherapies with somehow limited efficacy...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929820/high-dose-interleukin-2-il-2-for-the-treatment-of-melanoma-safety-considerations-and-future-directions
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Stephen Marabondo, Howard L Kaufman
In 1998, high-dose interleukin-2 (IL-2) was the first immunotherapy approved for the treatment of metastatic melanoma based on durable objective responses documented in a subset of patients but widespread utilization was limited by significant toxicity. Advances in targeted therapy and the emergence of T cell checkpoint inhibitors, which can generally be given in the ambulatory setting, have further limited consideration of IL-2 for melanoma patients and the role of IL-2 in the current landscape of melanoma treatment is uncertain...
September 20, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929421/immunotherapy-of-food-allergy-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Christine Y Y Wai, Nicki Y H Leung, Patrick S C Leung, Ka Hou Chu
Food allergy imposes a severe global health burden, and thus, there is a dire need for safe and effective treatments. Allergen-specific immunotherapy (AIT) is currently the only approach to restore immune tolerance through administrating increasing doses of allergen extracts. Unfortunately, the development of AIT for food allergies has been impeded by the frequent anaphylactic side effects during the course of treatment. The emergence of component-resolved diagnosis has greatly improved our ability to identify causative allergens and revolutionized the design of AIT...
September 19, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929192/role-of-pd-1-in-immunity-and-diseases
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Kenji Chamoto, Muna Al-Habsi, Tasuku Honjo
Immunity developed to defend our bodies from foreign particles, including bacteria and viruses. Although effector cells responsible for acquired immunity, mainly T cells, and B cells, are able to distinguish self from non-self, they sometimes attack the body's tissues because of imperfect central tolerance. Several immune check points developed to limit overactivation of these cells. One of the most important immune checkpoints is programmed cell death-1 (PD-1), which is expressed mainly on activated lymphocytes...
September 20, 2017: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929190/mining-the-complex-family-of-protein-tyrosine-phosphatases-for-checkpoint-regulators-in-immunity
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Claudia Penafuerte, Luis Alberto Perez-Quintero, Valerie Vinette, Teri Hatzihristidis, Michel L Tremblay
The family of protein tyrosine phosphatases (PTPs) includes 107 genes in humans that are diverse in their structures and expression profiles. The majority are present in immune cells and play various roles in either inhibiting or promoting the duration and amplitude of signaling cascades. Several PTPs, including TC-PTP (PTPN2) and SHP-1 (PTPN6), have been recognized as being crucial for maintaining proper immune response and self-tolerance, and have gained recognition as true immune system checkpoint modulators...
September 20, 2017: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929083/emerging-therapies-for-stage-iii-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-and-immunotherapy
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REVIEW
Sameera S Kumar, Kristin A Higgins, Ronald C McGarry
The current standard of care for locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) includes radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery in certain individualized cases. In unresectable NSCLC, chemoradiation has been the standard of care for the past three decades. Local and distant failure remains high in this group of patients, so dose escalation has been studied in both single institution and national clinical trials. Though initial studies showed a benefit to dose escalation, phase III studies examining dose escalation using standard fractionation or hyperfractionation have failed to show a benefit...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928888/potential-roles-of-peripheral-dopamine-in-tumor-immunity
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REVIEW
Xiang Zhang, Qiaofei Liu, Quan Liao, Yupei Zhao
Recent years, immunotherapy has turned out to be a promising strategy against tumors. Peripheral dopamine (DA) has important roles in immune system among tumor patients. Accumulated reports demonstrate variable expression and distribution of DA receptors (DRs) in diverse immune cells. Interestingly, peripheral DA also involves in tumor progression and it exerts anticancer effects on immunomodulation, which includes inflammasomes in cancer, function of immune effector cells, such as T lymphocytes, myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs), tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) and natural killer (NK) cells...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928882/immune-cell-population-in-ovarian-tumor-microenvironment
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REVIEW
Dong Li Cai, Li-Ping Jin
Ovarian cancer, the third most common with highest mortality rates gynecological malignancy among women in China, is characterized by a unique tumor immune microenvironment. Immune-cell population infiltrated into the tumor tissue among patients with ovarian cancer are associated positively or negatively with antitumor activity. The imbalance between immune activation and immune suppression can result in oncogenesis and cancer progression. Therefore, intense investigation of the immunologic mechanism of ovarian cancer is urgently needed, and a comprehensive understanding of the network in which immune cells interact with the microenvironment, tumor cells and each other will greatly promote the development of more effective immunotherapies for ovarian cancer...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928458/agonist-immunotherapy-restores-t-cell-function-following-mek-inhibition-improving-efficacy-in-breast-cancer
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Sathana Dushyanthen, Zhi Ling Teo, Franco Caramia, Peter Savas, Christopher P Mintoff, Balaji Virassamy, Melissa A Henderson, Stephen J Luen, Mariam Mansour, Michael H Kershaw, Joseph A Trapani, Paul J Neeson, Roberto Salgado, Grant A McArthur, Justin M Balko, Paul A Beavis, Phillip K Darcy, Sherene Loi
The presence of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes in triple-negative breast cancers is correlated with improved outcomes. Ras/MAPK pathway activation is associated with significantly lower levels of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes in triple-negative breast cancers and while MEK inhibition can promote recruitment of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes to the tumor, here we show that MEK inhibition adversely affects early onset T-cell effector function. We show that α-4-1BB and α-OX-40 T-cell agonist antibodies can rescue the adverse effects of MEK inhibition on T cells in both mouse and human T cells, which results in augmented anti-tumor effects in vivo...
September 19, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928270/the-evolving-role-of-the-rheumatologist-in-the-management-of-immune-related-adverse-events-iraes-caused-by-cancer-immunotherapy
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EDITORIAL
Leonard Calabrese, Xavier Mariette
The rapid introduction of immunotherapies for cancer-targeting immunological checkpoints has led to a new class of toxicities that appear to be of autoimmune and or autoinflammatory origin. These disorders are now referred to as immune-related adverse events (irAEs) and pose considerable challenges to patient care in terms of how to optimally manage these formidable toxicities while allowing effective antitumoural therapy to continue. While rheumatologists will naturally be called on to manage those irAEs of rheumatic origin, we believe there is a need and an opportunity for rheumatologists to participate as central figures in this evolving field, in large part because of our familiarity with multiorgan autoimmune disease and our expertise in crafting and utilising both traditional and biological immune-based therapies...
September 19, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928158/characterization-of-the-immune-microenvironment-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-hcc
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Mark Yarchoan, Dongmei Xing, Lan Luan, Haiying Xu, Rajni Sharma, Aleksandra Popovic, Timothy M Pawlik, Amy K Kim, Qingfeng Zhu, Elizabeth M Jaffee, Janis Taube, Robert A Anders
PURPOSE: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) often arises in the setting of chronic liver inflammation and may be responsive to novel immunotherapies. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: To characterize the immune microenvironment in HCC, immunohistochemical (IHC) staining was performed for CD8 positive T lymphocytes, PD-1 positive and LAG-3 positive lymphocytes, CD163 positive macrophages, and PD-L1 expression in tumor and liver background from 29 cases of resected HCC. RESULTS: Expression of CD8 was reduced in tumor and expression of CD163 was reduced at the tumor interface...
September 19, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928130/roles-for-innate-immunity-in-combination-immunotherapies
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REVIEW
Kelly D Moynihan, Darrell J Irvine
Immunity to infectious agents involves a coordinated response of innate and adaptive immune cells working in concert, with many feed-forward and regulatory interactions between both arms of the immune system. In contrast, many therapeutic strategies to augment immunity against tumors have focused predominantly on stimulation of adaptive immunity. However, a growing appreciation of the potential contributions of innate immune effectors to antitumor immunity, especially in the context of combination immunotherapy, is leading to novel strategies to elicit a more integrated immune response against cancer...
September 19, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927823/t-cell-therapies-for-human-polyomavirus-diseases
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REVIEW
Sarah I Davies, Pawel Muranski
Rapid restoration of virus-specific T immunity via adoptive transfer of ex vivo generated T cells has been proven as a powerful therapy for patients with advanced cancers and refractory viral infections such as cytomegalovirus (CMV) and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). BK virus (BKV), John Cunningham virus (JCV), and Merkel cell carcinoma virus (MCV) are the members of the rapidly growing human polyomavirus (hPyV) family that commonly infects most healthy humans. These viruses have a clearly established potential for causing severe end-organ damage or malignant transformation, especially in individuals with weakened immunity who are unable to mount or regain endogenous T-cell responses as a result of underlying leukemia or iatrogenic immunosuppression in autoimmunity, bone marrow and solid organ transplant settings...
September 15, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927305/discovery-and-application-of-immune-biomarkers-for-hematological-malignancies
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Dimitrios Zafeiris, Jayakumar Vadakekolathu, Sarah Wagner, Alan Graham Pockley, Graham Roy Ball, Sergio Rutella
Hematological malignancies originate and progress in primary and secondary lymphoid organs, where they establish a uniquely immune-suppressive tumour microenvironment. Although high-throughput transcriptomic and proteomic approaches are being employed to interrogate immune surveillance and escape mechanisms in patients with solid tumours, and to identify actionable targets for immunotherapy, our knowledge of the immunological landscape of hematological malignancies, as well as our understanding of the molecular circuits that underpin the establishment of immune tolerance, is not comprehensive...
September 19, 2017: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926891/-advances-in-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-in-gastrointestinal-cancer
#17
X R Zhu, L Z Zheng
Currently, immunotherapy is considered as the fourth major modality of cancer treatment except surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The new therapeutic approach based on immune checkpoint inhibitors is a landmark innovation. Strategies considering checkpoint inhibitors have shown good anti-tumor effect by targeting cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4 (CTLA-4) and programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) or programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1). Moreover, DNA mismatch repair-deficient tumors appear to be potential candidates for these therapies...
September 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926740/immunomodulation-in-multiple-sclerosis-promises-and-pitfalls
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REVIEW
Calliope A Dendrou, Lars Fugger
Multiple sclerosis (MS) afflicts about 2.5 million people globally and poses a major personal and socioeconomic burden. The recognition of MS as an inflammatory disease, characterized by infiltration of immune cells into the central nervous system, has spurred research into the autoimmune etiology of the condition and has provided the rationale for its treatment through immunomodulation. Experience with immunotherapies in MS to date has suggested a disparity between the observed immune cell infiltration and the progressive loss of neurons...
September 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926427/dna-methylation-targeted-drugs
#19
Elodie M Da Costa, Gabrielle McInnes, Annie Beaudry, Noël J-M Raynal
Targeting DNA hypermethylation, using nucleoside analogs, is an efficient approach to reprogram cancer cell epigenome leading to reduced proliferation, increased differentiation, recognition by the immune system, and ultimately cancer cell death. DNA methyltransferase inhibitors have been approved for the treatment of myelodysplastic syndromes, chronic myelomonocytic leukemia, and acute myelogenous leukemia. To improve clinical efficacy and overcome mechanisms of drug resistance, a second generation of DNA methyltransferase inhibitors has been designed and is currently in clinical trials...
September 2017: Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926420/seronegative-paraneoplastic-limbic-encephalitis-associated-with-thymoma
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Jaime Toro, David Cuellar-Giraldo, Alejandra Duque, Karla Minota, Jorge Patiño, Manuel García
Paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis is an autoimmune syndrome characterized by the acute or subacute onset of encephalopathy, memory loss, confusion, temporal lobe seizures, and behavioral and mood changes. Although most patients with paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis have antineuronal antibodies, advances in the field now permit the diagnosis without autoantibody test results. In this case illustrating the new diagnostic criteria, we report a 70-year-old woman who was brought to the emergency room after the acute onset of cognitive impairment, altered mental status, and choreoathetoid movements...
September 2017: Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology: Official Journal of the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology
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