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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786078/targeting-the-upstream-transcriptional-activator-of-pd-l1-as-an-alternative-strategy-in-melanoma-therapy
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Bo Zhu, Liming Tang, Shuyang Chen, Chengqian Yin, Shiguang Peng, Xin Li, Tongzheng Liu, Wei Liu, Changpeng Han, Lukasz Stawski, Zhi-Xiang Xu, Guangbiao Zhou, Xiang Chen, Xiumei Gao, Colin R Goding, Nan Xu, Rutao Cui, Peng Cao
Programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1) interacts with programmed cell death protein-1 (PD-1) as an immune checkpoint. Reactivating the immune response by inhibiting PD-L1 using therapeutic antibodies provides substantial clinical benefits in many, though not all, melanoma patients. However, transcriptional suppression of PD-L1 expression as an alternative therapeutic anti-melanoma strategy has not been exploited. Here we provide biochemical evidence demonstrating that ultraviolet radiation (UVR) induction of PD-L1 in skin is directly controlled by nuclear factor E2-related transcription factor 2 (NRF2)...
May 22, 2018: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785672/aberrant-t-cell-subsets-and-cytokines-expression-profile-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Haiyan Zhou, Bailong Hu, Niwen Huang, Xiangang Mo, Wei Li, Bei Zhang, Bo Wei, Mingzhu Gao, Yiming Wang, Xingde Liu, Joshua Liao
To assess T cell subsets and levels of chemokines and cytokines in patients with SLE and determine their relationships between disease activity and organ involvement. Blood samples from SLE patients (n = 24) and healthy controls (n = 36) were analyzed. Frequency of circulating follicular help T cells (Tfh), central memory T cells (Tcm), effector memory T cells (Tem), and naïve T cell subsets was enumerated and their surface markers expression of inducible T cell co-stimulator (ICOS) and programmed death 1(PD-1) protein was examined by flow cytometry...
May 22, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784854/molecular-subtype-specific-immunocompetent-models-of-high-grade-urothelial-carcinoma-reveal-differential-neoantigen-expression-and-response-to-immunotherapy
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Ryoichi Saito, Christof C Smith, Takanobu Utsumi, Lisa M Bixby, Jordan Kardos, Sara E Wobker, Kyle G Stewart, Shengjie Chai, Ujjawal Manocha, Kevin Matthew Byrd, Jeffrey S Damrauer, Scott E Williams, Benjamin G Vincent, William Y Kim
High-grade urothelial cancer contains intrinsic molecular subtypes that exhibit differences in underlying tumor biology and can be divided into luminal-like and basal-like subtypes. We describe here the first subtype-specific murine models of bladder cancer and show that Upk3a-CreERT2; Trp53L/L; PtenL/L; Rosa26LSL-Luc (UPPL: luminal-like) and BBN (basal-like) tumors are more faithful to human bladder cancer than the widely-used MB49 cells. Following engraftment into immunocompetent C57BL/6 mice, BBN tumors were more responsive to PD-1 inhibition than UPPL tumors...
May 21, 2018: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784636/adaptive-nk-cells-resist-regulatory-t-cell-suppression-driven-by-il-37
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Dhifaf Sarhan, Keli L Hippen, Amanda Lemire, Skyler Hying, Xianghua Luo, Todd Lenvik, Julie Curtsinger, Zachary Davis, Bin Zhang, Sarah Cooley, Frank Cichocki, Bruce R Blazar, Jeffrey S Miller
Natural Killer (NK) cells are capable of fighting viral infections and cancer. However, these responses are inhibited by immune suppressor cells in the tumor microenvironment. Tumor progression promotes the recruitment and generation of intratumoral regulatory T cells (Tregs), associated with a poor prognosis in cancer patients. Here, we show that canonical NK cells are highly susceptible to Treg-mediated suppression, in contrast to highly resistant CD57+ FcεRγ-NKG2C+ adaptive (CD56+CD3-) NK cells that expand in cytomegalovirus (CMV)-exposed individuals...
May 21, 2018: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784449/a-radiosensitivity-gene-signature-and-pd-l1-predict-the-clinical-outcomes-of-patients-with-lower-grade-glioma-in-tcga
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Bum-Sup Jang, In Ah Kim
PURPOSE: Identifying predictive factors for the clinical outcome of patients with lower grade gliomas following radiotherapy could help optimize patient treatments. Here, we investigate the predictive efficacy of both a previously identified "31-gene signature" and programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) expression. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We identified 511 patients with lower grade glioma (Grade 2 and 3) in The Cancer Genome Atlas dataset and divided them into two clusters: radiosensitive (RS) and radioresistant (RR)...
May 18, 2018: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782924/emerging-biomarkers-for-immune-checkpoint-inhibition-in-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
George Cyriac, Leena Gandhi
Immune checkpoint inhibition with anti-PD-1 therapy has been notably successful in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and changed standard practice in multiple settings. However, despite some durable benefits seen, the majority of unselected patients with NSCLC fail to respond to checkpoint inhibitors. Patient selection is crucial and will become even more important in the development of combination therapies with immune checkpoint inhibitors. PD-L1 expression by immunohistochemistry (IHC) has emerged as the most commonly used clinical biomarker of response and overall tumor mutational burden (TMB) is being explored as a clinical biomarker...
May 18, 2018: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781871/early-onset-of-diffuse-melanosis-cutis-under-pembrolizumab-therapy-illustrates-the-limitations-of-anti-pd-1-checkpoint-inhibitors
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Alexander Thiem, Patrick Schummer, Simon Ueberschaar, Andreas Kerstan, Hermann Kneitz, David Schrama, Silke Appenzeller, Svenja Meierjohann, Bastian Schilling, Matthias Goebeler, Anja Gesierich
Anti-PD-1 targeted immunotherapies have revolutionized the treatment of advanced melanoma and other tumor entities, and long disease-free intervals have been reported in responding patients. However, a considerable number of patients still progress rapidly after the start of anti-PD-1 antibodies. Here, we document two patients, 78 and 85-year old, who suffered from advanced BRAF-V600 wild-type melanoma and received pembrolizumab 2 mg/kg every 3 weeks as the first systemic treatment. After only one, respectively, two infusions of pembrolizumab, both patients developed melanuria and diffuse melanosis cutis (DMC) on sun-exposed areas of their skin...
May 17, 2018: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781221/aberrant-expansion-and-function-of-t-follicular-helper-cell-subsets-in-igg4-related-disease
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Yu Chen, Wei Lin, Hongxian Yang, Mu Wang, Panpan Zhang, Ruie Feng, Hua Chen, Linyi Peng, Xuan Zhang, Yan Zhao, Xiaofeng Zeng, Fengchun Zhang, Wen Zhang, Peter E Lipsky
OBJECTIVE: To determine the number and function of Tfh cell subsets in IgG4-RD. METHODS: Mononuclear cells from peripheral blood and involved tissues of IgG4-RD patients were collected. Tfh cell subsets, mRNA levels of Bcl-6, Blimp-1 and IL-21 were tested. Immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence techniques were used to assess the location of IL-21, Bcl-6, and (CD4+CXCR5+) Tfh cells in the involved tissues. Furthermore, by in vitro cell co-culture, the abilities of cTfh cell subsets to induce B cells proliferation, apoptosis, differentiation, and production of IgG4 were explored...
May 21, 2018: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780387/cd32-expressing-cd4-t-cells-are-phenotypically-diverse-and-can-contain-proviral-hiv-dna
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Genevieve E Martin, Matthew Pace, John P Thornhill, Chansavath Phetsouphanh, Jodi Meyerowitz, Morgane Gossez, Helen Brown, Natalia Olejniczak, Julianne Lwanga, Gita Ramjee, Pontiano Kaleebu, Kholoud Porter, Christian B Willberg, Paul Klenerman, Nneka Nwokolo, Julie Fox, Sarah Fidler, John Frater
Efforts to both characterize and eradicate the HIV reservoir have been limited by the rarity of latently infected cells and the absence of a specific denoting biomarker. CD32a (FcγRIIa) has been proposed to be a marker for an enriched CD4 T cell HIV reservoir, but this finding remains controversial. Here, we explore the expression of CD32 on CD3+ CD4+ cells in participants from two primary HIV infection studies and identify at least three distinct phenotypes (CD32low , CD32+ CD14+ , and CD32high ). Of note, CD4 negative enrichment kits remove the majority of CD4+ CD32+ T cells, potentially skewing subsequent analyses if used...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779777/interleukin-23-interleukin-17-axis-activated-by-mycobacterium-avium-complex-mac-is-attenuated-in-patients-with-mac-lung-disease
#10
Chin-Chung Shu, Jann-Yuan Wang, Ming-Fang Wu, Hsin-Chih Lai, Bor-Luen Chiang, Chong-Jen Yu
BACKGROUND: Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC)-lung disease (LD) is increasing in patients without human immunodeficiency virus infection. However, data on host vulnerability to MAC-related immune responses, and in particular the interleukin (IL)-23/IL-17 axis, are lacking. METHODS: We enrolled 50 patients with MAC-LD, 25 age-matched patients with tuberculosis (TB) and 25 controls. We measured levels of plasma cytokines, and studied IL-12/IL-17 responses in macrophage and lymphocyte activation to MAC...
May 2018: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779430/intratumoral-immune-cells-expressing-pd-1-pd-l1-and-their-prognostic-implications-in-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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Younghoon Kim, Xianyu Wen, Nam Yun Cho, Gyeong Hoon Kang
BACKGROUND: The prognostic value of immune cells expressing programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) and PD-1 ligand 1 (PD-L1) in cancer are controversial, and the potential differential impact of using tissue microarrays and whole tissue sections to assess the positivity of immune cells has not been addressed. METHODS: The current study included 30 eligible studies with 7251 patients that evaluated the relationship between tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes expressing PD-1/PD-L1 and overall survival and disease-free survival, or progression-free survival...
May 1, 2018: International Journal of Biological Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779354/-combination-of-pd-1-inhibitor-and-chemotherapy-in-the-treatment-of-nasal-nk-t-cell-lymphoma-5-cases-report-and-literature-review
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M Y Liu, Y F Li, J W Du, L H Dong, Y S Wang, X Gao, X D Wei, Y P Song
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May 14, 2018: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779086/retrospective-study-of-nivolumab-for-patients-with-recurrent-high-grade-gliomas
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Megan Mantica, Ashley Pritchard, Frank Lieberman, Jan Drappatz
INTRODUCTION: Patients with recurrent high-grade gliomas (HGG) have limited treatment options. HGG utilize the PD-1 pathway to evade immune responses. Checkpoint inhibitors have demonstrated safety and clinical activity in patients with recurrent glioblastoma. We explored the efficacy of nivolumab in recurrent HGG with a primary objective of progression free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS). METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed HGG patients treated with nivolumab in our institution...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778737/cancer-immunotherapy-efficacy-and-patients-sex-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Fabio Conforti, Laura Pala, Vincenzo Bagnardi, Tommaso De Pas, Marco Martinetti, Giuseppe Viale, Richard D Gelber, Aron Goldhirsch
BACKGROUND: Despite the acknowledged sex-related dimorphism in immune system response, little is known about the effect of patients' sex on the efficacy of immune checkpoint inhibitors as cancer treatments. We did a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the heterogeneity of immune checkpoint inhibitor efficacy between men and women. METHODS: We systematically searched PubMed, MEDLINE, Embase, and Scopus, from database inception to Nov 30, 2017, for randomised controlled trials of immune checkpoint inhibitors (inhibitors of PD-1, CTLA-4, or both) that had available hazard ratios (HRs) for death according to patients' sex...
May 16, 2018: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776963/combined-vegf-and-pd-l1-blockade-displays-synergistic-treatment-effects-in-an-autochthonous-mouse-model-of-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Lydia Meder, Philipp Schuldt, Martin Thelen, Anna Schmitt, Felix Dietlein, Sebastian Klein, Sven Borchmann, Kerstin Wennhold, Ignacija Vlasic, Sebastian Oberbeck, Richard Riedel, Alexandra Florin, Kristina Golfmann, Hans Anton Schlößer, Margarete Odenthal, Reinhard Büttner, Juergen Wolf, Michael Hallek, Marco Herling, Michael von Bergwelt-Baildon, Hans Christian Reinhardt, Roland T Ullrich
Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) represents the most aggressive pulmonary neoplasm and is often diagnosed at late stage with limited survival, despite combined chemotherapies. We show in an autochthonous mouse model of SCLC that combined anti-VEGF/anti-PD-L1 targeted therapy synergistically improves treatment outcome compared to anti-PD-L1 and anti-VEGF monotherapy. Mice treated with anti-PD-L1 alone relapsed after 3 weeks and were associated with a tumor-associated PD-1/TIM-3 double positive exhausted T cell phenotype...
May 18, 2018: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776424/impaired-cd8-t-cell-antiviral-immunity-following-acute-spinal-cord-injury
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Diana M Norden, John R Bethea, Jiu Jiang
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord injury (SCI) disrupts essential neuroimmune communication, leading to severe immune depression. Previous studies confirmed immune dysfunction in mice with chronic SCI and following high thoracic level injury where sympathetic innervation of the spleen is disrupted. Here, we induced a mid-thoracic injury where integrity of the sympathetic response is maintained and investigated the antiviral T cell response to influenza virus after acute SCI. METHODS: One week following a contusion SCI at thoracic level T9, mice were infected intranasally with influenza virus...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775689/biomarkers-for-checkpoint-inhibition-in-hematologic-malignancies
#17
REVIEW
Djordje Atanackovic, Tim Luetkens
In the past few years we have seen remarkable paradigm shifts in the treatment of many solid tumors due to the introduction of inhibitors targeting immune checkpoints such as PD-1/PD-L1 and CTLA-4. Recent results indicate that checkpoint inhibition also represents a very promising approach for certain types of hematologic malignancies. Unfortunately, treatment with checkpoint inhibitors is also associated with substantial toxicities and high costs and only a subset of patients appears to derive clinical benefit from these treatments...
May 15, 2018: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774031/il-10-producing-b-cells-ability-to-induce-regulatory-t-cells-is-maintained-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Julie Mielle, Rachel Audo, Michael Hahne, Laurence Macia, Bernard Combe, Jacques Morel, Claire Daien
Despite growing evidence highlighting the relevance of increasing IL-10-producing B cells (B10+ cells) in autoimmune diseases, their functions in patients are still unknown. The aim of this study was to evaluate the functions of CpG-induced B10+ cells isolated from healthy controls (HC) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, on naïve T cell differentiation. We demonstrated that CpG-induced B10+ cells from HC drove naïve T cell differentiation toward regulatory T cells (Treg cells) and IL-10-producing T cells (Tr1) through IL-10 secretion and cellular contacts...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773717/stk11-lkb1-mutations-and-pd-1-inhibitor-resistance-in-kras-mutant-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Ferdinandos Skoulidis, Michael E Goldberg, Danielle M Greenawalt, Matthew D Hellmann, Mark M Awad, Justin F Gainor, Alexa B Schrock, Ryan J Hartmaier, Sally E Trabucco, Laurie Gay, Siraj M Ali, Julia A Elvin, Gaurav Singal, Jeffrey S Ross, David Fabrizio, Peter M Szabo, Han Chang, Ariella Sasson, Sujaya Srinivasan, Stefan Kirov, Joseph Szustakowski, Patrik Vitazka, Robin Edwards, Jose A Bufill, Neelesh Sharma, Sai-Hong I Ou, Nir Peled, David R Spigel, Hira Rizvi, Elizabeth Jimenez Aguilar, Brett W Carter, Jeremy Erasmus, Darragh F Halpenny, Andrew J Plodkowski, Niamh M Long, Mizuki Nishino, Warren L Denning, Ana Galan-Cobo, Haifa Hamdi, Taghreed Hirz, Pan Tong, Jing Wang, Jaime Rodriguez-Canales, Pamela A Villalobos, Edwin R Parra, Neda Kalhor, Lynette M Sholl, Jennifer L Sauter, Achim A Jungbluth, Mari Mino-Kenudson, Roxana Azimi, Yasir Y Elamin, Jianjun Zhang, Giulia C Leonardi, Fei Jiang, Kwok-Kin Wong, J Jack Lee, Vassiliki A Papadimitrakopoulou, Ignacio I Wistuba, Vincent A Miller, Garrett M Frampton, Jedd D Wolchok, Alice T Shaw, Pasi A Jänne, Philip J Stephens, Charles M Rudin, William J Geese, Lee A Albacker, John V Heymach
KRAS is the most common oncogenic driver in lung adenocarcinoma (LUAC). We previously reported that STK11/LKB1 (KL) or TP53 (KP) co-mutations define distinct subgroups of KRAS-mutant LUAC. Here, we examine the efficacy of PD-1 inhibitors in these subgroups. Objective response rates to PD-1 blockade differed significantly among KL (7.4%), KP (35.7%), and K-only (28.6%) subgroups (P<0.001) in the SU2C cohort (174 patients) with KRAS-mutant LUAC and in patients treated with nivolumab in the CheckMate-057 phase 3 trial (0% vs 57...
May 17, 2018: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770915/cytolytic-activity-score-to-assess-anticancer-immunity-in-colorectal-cancer
#20
Sumana Narayanan, Tsutomu Kawaguchi, Li Yan, Xuan Peng, Qianya Qi, Kazuaki Takabe
BACKGROUND: Elevated tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) within the tumor microenvironment is a known positive prognostic factor in colorectal cancer (CRC). We hypothesized that since cytotoxic T cells release cytolytic proteins such as perforin (PRF1) and pro-apoptotic granzymes (GZMA) to attack cancer cells, a cytolytic activity score (CYT) would be a useful tool to assess anticancer immunity. METHODS: Genomic expression data were obtained from 456 patients from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA)...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
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