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REVIEW
Aura Muntasell, Maria C Ochoa, Luna Cordeiro, Pedro Berraondo, Ascension López-Díaz de Cerio, Mariona Cabo, Miguel López-Botet, Ignacio Melero
Natural Killer (NK) cells are cytotoxic lymphocytes specialized in early defense against virus-infected and transformed cells. NK-cell function is regulated by activating and inhibitory surface receptors recognizing their ligands on transformed cells. Modulation of NK numbers and/or function by a variety of agents such as cytokines and monoclonal antibodies may result in enhanced anti-tumor activity. Recombinant cytokines (i.e., IL-15 and IL-2), antibodies blocking inhibitory receptors (i.e., KIR, NKG2A and TIGIT) and agonists delivering signals via CD137, NKG2D and CD16 stand out as the most suitable opportunities...
February 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218426/dkk3-attenuates-the-cytotoxic-effect-of-natural-killer-cells-on-cd133-gastric-cancer-cells
#2
Pu Xia, Xiao-Yan Xu
Cancer stem cell (CSCs) has started a new era in cancer research. CD133 is a widely used marker for identification of CSCs. More and more studies showed that NK cells preferentially target cancer stem-like cells. However, the deeper mechanism of the susceptibility of cancer stem cells to NK cells remains unclear. In this study, we isolated CD133 positive population of a gastric cancer cell line, BGC823 cells, and cultured with NK cells. We found that CD133 could efficiently active NK cells in an NKG2D-dependent manner...
February 20, 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201977/targeting-the-immune-niche-within-the-bone-marrow-microenvironment-the-rise-of-immunotherapy-in-multiple-myeloma
#3
Klaus Podar, D Jäger
Multiple Myeloma (MM) cells inhibit the development of an effective anti-MM immune response via defects in T cell function, ineffective antigen presentation; reduced phagocytic capacity; natural killer and dendritic cell dysfunction; decreased responsiveness to IL-2 and defects in B cell immunity; upregulation of inhibitory pathways; and production of excessive pro-inflammatory cytokines. Moreover, immune cells including plasmacytoid dendritic cells and macrophages trigger tumor cell proliferation, survival, and drug resistance...
February 13, 2017: Current Cancer Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195314/reversal-of-tumor-acidosis-by-systemic-buffering-reactivates-nk-cells-to-express-ifn-%C3%AE-and-induces-nk-cell-dependent-lymphoma-control-without-other-immunotherapies
#4
Johann Pötzl, David Roser, Lorenz Bankel, Nadine Hömberg, Albert Geishauser, Christoph D Brenner, Michael Weigand, Martin Röcken, Ralph Mocikat
Like other immune cells, natural killer (NK) cells show impaired effector functions in the microenvironment of tumors, but little is known on the underlying mechanisms. Since lactate acidosis, a hallmark of malignant tissue, was shown to contribute to suppression of effective antitumor immune responses, we investigated the impact of tissue pH and lactate concentration on NK-cell functions in an aggressive model of endogenously arising B-cell lymphoma. The progressive loss of IFN-γ production by NK cells observed during development of this disease could be ascribed to decreased pH values and lactate accumulation in the microenvironment of growing tumors...
February 13, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191816/interferon-%C3%AE-inducible-dendritic-cells-matured-with-ok-432-exhibit-trail-and-fas-ligand-pathway-mediated-killer-activity
#5
Terutsugu Koya, Ryu Yanagisawa, Yumiko Higuchi, Kenji Sano, Shigetaka Shimodaira
Active human dendritic cells (DCs), which efficiently induce immune responses through their functions as antigen-presenting cells, exhibit direct anti-tumour killing activity in response to some pathogens and cytokines. These antigen-presenting and tumour killing abilities may provide a breakthrough in cancer immunotherapy. However, the mechanisms underlying this killer DC activity have not been fully proven, despite the establishment of interferon-α (IFN-α)-generated killer DCs (IFN-DCs). Here mature IFN-DCs (mIFN-DCs), generated from IFN-DCs primed with OK-432 (streptococcal preparation), exhibited elevated expression of CD86 and human leukocyte antigen-DR (minimum criteria for DC vaccine clinical trials) as well as antigen-presenting abilities comparable with those of mature IL-4-DCs (mIL-4-DCs)...
February 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186088/current-status-of-immunotherapy-for-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor
#6
REVIEW
Y Tan, J C Trent, B A Wilky, D A Kerr, A E Rosenberg
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) contain tumor-infiltrating immune cells and their presence provides an opportunity and rationale for developing effective forms of immunotherapy. The types of tumor-infiltrating inflammatory cells and relevant immune checkpoint inhibitors are the focus of active investigation. The most numerous tumor-infiltrating inflammatory cells are tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) and CD3+ T cells. Studies have shown that patients with GISTs that harbor increased numbers of CD3+ T cells have better outcomes...
February 10, 2017: Cancer Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186087/baculovirus-directly-activates-murine-nk-cells-via-tlr9
#7
T Moriyama, T Suzuki, M O Chang, M Kitajima, H Takaku
The importance of natural killer (NK) cells in innate immune responses against tumors or viral infections enhances the appeal of NK cell-based immunotherapeutic approaches. We have recently reported that baculovirus (BV)-infected dendritic cells (DCs; BV-DCs) induce antitumor immunity against established tumors in mice. These antitumor effects were CD8(+) T-cell and NK cell dependent; however, they were found to be CD4(+) T-cell independent. In this study, we investigated the involvement of Toll-like receptor 9 (TLR9) in the process of BV recognition by NK cells...
February 10, 2017: Cancer Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184969/augmented-anti-tumor-activity-of-nk-92-cells-expressing-chimeric-receptors-of-tgf-%C3%AE-r-ii-and-nkg2d
#8
Zhongjuan Wang, Linghua Guo, Yuan Song, Yinsheng Zhang, Dandan Lin, Bo Hu, Yu Mei, Dedy Sandikin, Haiyan Liu
The capacity of natural killer (NK) cells to kill tumor cells without specific antigen recognition provides an advantage over T cells and makes them potential effectors for tumor immunotherapy. However, the efficacy of NK cell adoptive therapy can be limited by the immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment. Transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) is a potent immunosuppressive cytokine that can suppress NK cell function. To convert the suppressive signal induced by TGF-β to an activating signal, we genetically modified NK-92 cells to express a chimeric receptor with TGF-β type II receptor extracellular and transmembrane domains and the intracellular domain of NK cell-activating receptor NKG2D (TN chimeric receptor)...
February 9, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159747/nk-cell-recruitment-is-necessary-for-eradication-of-peritoneal-carcinomatosis-with-an-il12-expressing-maraba-virus-cellular-vaccine
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Almohanad A Alkayyal, Lee-Hwa Tai, Michael A Kennedy, Christiano Tanese de Souza, Jiqing Zhang, Charles Lefebvre, Shalini Sahi, Abhirami A Ananth, Ahmad Bakur Mahmoud, Andrew P Makrigiannis, Greg O Cron, Blair Macdonald, E Celia Marginean, David F Stojdl, John C Bell, Rebecca C Auer
Despite improvements in chemotherapy and radical surgical debulking, peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) remains among the most common causes of death from abdominal cancers. Immunotherapies have been effective for selected solid malignancies, but their potential in PC has been little explored. Here, we report that intraperitoneal injection of an infected cell vaccine (ICV), consisting of autologous tumor cells infected ex vivo with an oncolytic Maraba MG1 virus expressing IL12, promotes the migration of activated natural killer (NK) cells to the peritoneal cavity in response to the secretion of IFNγ-induced protein-10 (IP-10) from dendritic cells...
February 3, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109751/cord-blood-natural-killer-cells-expressing-a-dominant-negative-tgf-%C3%AE-receptor-implications-for-adoptive-immunotherapy-for-glioblastoma
#10
Eric S Yvon, Rachel Burga, Allison Powell, Conrad R Cruz, Rohan Fernandes, Cecilia Barese, Tuongvan Nguyen, Mohamed S Abdel-Baki, Catherine M Bollard
Cord blood (CB) natural killer (NK) cells are promising effector cells for tumor immunotherapy but are currently limited by immune-suppressive cytokines in the tumor microenvironment, such as transforming growth factor (TGF-β). We observed that TGF-β inhibits expression of activating receptors such as NKG2D and DNAM1 and decreases killing activity against glioblastoma tumor cells through inhibition of perforin secretion. To overcome the detrimental effects of TGF-β, we engrafted a dominant negative TGF-β receptor II (DNRII) on CB-derived NK cells by retroviral transduction and evaluated their ability to kill glioblastoma cells in the presence of TGF-β...
January 19, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093780/subacute-demyelinating-polyradiculoneuropathy-complicating-epstein-barr-virus-infection-in-gata2-haploinsufficiency
#11
Mohamed Kazamel, Christopher J Klein, Eduardo E Benarroch, Mrinal M Patnaik, Jennifer A Tracy
INTRODUCTION: Autosomal dominant haploinsufficiency of GATA2 causes monocytopenia and natural killer cell lymphopenia, resulting in predisposition to mycobacterial, fungal, and viral infections. METHODS: We report clinical, serologic, electrophysiologic, and pathologic evaluation of a 29-year-old woman with GATA2 haploinsufficiency and active Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection complicated by subacute painful neuropathy. RESULTS: Nerve conduction and electromyography studies showed predominantly demyelinating sensorimotor polyradiculoneuropathy...
January 17, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074066/preclinical-targeting-of-aggressive-t-cell-malignancies-using-anti-cd5-chimeric-antigen-receptor
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K H Chen, M Wada, K G Pinz, H Liu, K-W Lin, A Jares, A E Firor, X Shuai, H Salman, M Golightly, F Lan, L Senzel, E L Leung, X Jiang, Y Ma
The outlook for T-cell malignancies remain poor due to the lack of effective therapeutic options. Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) immunotherapy has recently shown promise in clinical trials for B-cell malignancies, however, designing CARs for T-cell based disease remain a challenge due to the shared surface antigen pool between normal and malignant T-cells. Normal T-cells express CD5 but NK (natural killer) cells do not, positioning NK cells as attractive cytotoxicity cells for CD5CAR design. Additionally, CD5 is highly expressed in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) and peripheral T-cell lymphomas (PTCLs)...
February 10, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052512/innate-immunity-in-cutaneous-melanoma
#13
REVIEW
C Mignogna, E Scali, C Camastra, I Presta, P Zeppa, T Barni, G Donato, U Bottoni, A Di Vito
The skin immune system is composed of a vast network of immune cells, including lymphocytes, macrophages, neutrophils, dendritic cells and Langerhans cells, which not only are involved in inflammatory responses but also contribute to homeostatic function and may participate in the various steps of carcinogenesis. Many studies support the notion that innate immunity has a key role in the development, growth and prognosis of cutaneous malignant melanoma (MM), through the release of pro- and/or anti-inflammatory cytokines and tumour growth factors...
January 4, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043029/cd4-il-21-t-cells-are-correlated-with-regulatory-t-cells-and-il-21-promotes-regulatory-t-cells-survival-during-hiv-infection
#14
Zi-Ning Zhang, Li-Xin Bai, Ya-Jing Fu, Yong-Jun Jiang, Hong Shang
INTRODUCTION: IL-21 enhances T and natural killer cells survival and antiviral functions without promoting T cell activation during HIV infection, which makes it a better adjuvant in anti-HIV immunotherapy. Due to the pleiotropy and redundancy of cytokines, it is vital to have a comprehensive knowledge of the role of IL-21 in the regulation of immune responses. Regulatory T cells (Tregs) play an important role in immune regulation and are a determinant of immune therapeutic efficacy in certain circumstances...
December 30, 2016: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035916/the-paired-receptors-tigit-and-dnam-1-as-targets-for-therapeutic-antibodies
#15
Natan Stein, Pinchas Tsukerman, Ofer Mandelboim
One of the most exciting fields in modern medicine is immunotherapy, treatment which looks to harness the power of the immune system to fight disease. A particularly effective strategy uses antibodies designed to influence the activity levels of the immune system. Here we look at two receptors - TIGIT and DNAM-1 - which bind the same ligands but have opposite effects on immune cells, earning them the label `paired receptors'. Importantly, natural killer cells and cytotoxic T cells express both of these receptors, and in certain cases their effector functions are dictated by TIGIT or DNAM-1 signaling...
December 23, 2016: Human Antibodies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999750/reprogramming-the-lung-microenvironment-by-inhaled-immunotherapy-fosters-immune-destruction-of-tumor
#16
Valentino Le Noci, Michele Sommariva, Monica Tortoreto, Nadia Zaffaroni, Manuela Campiglio, Elda Tagliabue, Andrea Balsari, Lucia Sfondrini
Due to their constant exposure to inhaled antigens, lungs represent a particularly immunosuppressive environment that limits excessive immune responses; however, cancer cells can exploit this unique environment for their growth. We previously described the ability of aerosolized CpG-ODN combined with Poly(I:C) (TLR9 and TLR3 agonists, respectively) to promote antitumor immunity in a B16 melanoma lung metastasis model. Here, we explored the possibility of improving the therapeutic efficacy of TLR9/TLR3 agonist combinations by including in the inhalant either an antibody directed to both Ly6G and Ly6C markers to locally deplete myeloid-derived suppressive cells (MDSCs) or IFNα to directly activate the natural killer (NK) and macrophage innate immune cells in the lung...
2016: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993723/fluorescent-nanodiamonds-engage-innate-immune-effector-cells-a-potential-vehicle-for-targeted-anti-tumor-immunotherapy
#17
Lorena P Suarez-Kelly, Amanda R Campbell, Isaac V Rampersaud, Ambika Bumb, Min S Wang, Jonathan P Butchar, Susheela Tridandapani, Lianbo Yu, Arfaan A Rampersaud, William E Carson
Fluorescent nanodiamonds (FNDs) are nontoxic, infinitely photostable, and emit fluorescence in the near infrared region. Natural killer (NK) cells and monocytes are part of the innate immune system and are crucial to the control of carcinogenesis. FND-mediated stimulation of these cells may serve as a strategy to enhance anti-tumor activity. FNDs were fabricated with a diameter of 70±28 nm. Innate immune cell FND uptake, viability, surface marker expression, and cytokine production were evaluated in vitro...
December 18, 2016: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982314/immunotherapy-with-natural-killer-cells-a-possible-approach-for-the-treatment-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia-also-in-brazil
#18
Lúcia Silla
The allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) can cure intermediate and high-risk acute myeloid leukemia. Even with the development of strategies to reduce HSCT toxicity, this is still a complex treatment with high morbidity and mortality. Knowledge of the graft versus leukemia effect of HSCT has prepared the way for the development of Adoptive Immunotherapy or in vitro expansion of activated lymphocytes without alloreactivity, with subsequent intravenous infusion. The infusion of genetically modified T lymphocytes and haploidentical natural killer cells has been tested as an alternative to HSCT with very interesting results worldwide and in Brazil, as we not only have the technology of in vitro expansion of clinical grade lymphocytes available, but also do it according to the Good Manufacturing Practices that have been determined internationally...
October 2016: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960589/targeting-cancer-stem-cells-with-natural-killer-cell-immunotherapy
#19
Jesus I Luna, Steven K Grossenbacher, William J Murphy, Robert J Canter
Standard cytoreductive cancer therapy, such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy, are frequently resisted by a small portion of cancer cells with 'stem-cell' like properties including quiescence and repopulation. Immunotherapy represents a breakthrough modality for improving oncologic outcomes in cancer patients. Since the success of immunotherapy is not contingent on target cell proliferation, it may also be uniquely suited to address the problem of resistance and repopulation exerted by cancer stem cells (CSCs)...
March 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933717/mass-cytometry-analytical-approaches-reveal-cytokine-induced-changes-in-natural-killer-cells
#20
Elena Vendrame, Julia Fukuyama, Dara M Strauss-Albee, Susan Holmes, Catherine A Blish
BACKGROUND: Natural killer (NK) cells have antiviral and antitumor activity that could be harnessed for the treatment of infections and malignancies. To maintain cell viability and enhance antiviral and antitumor effects, NK cells are frequently treated with cytokines. Here they performed an extensive assessment of the effects of cytokines on the phenotype and function of human NK cells. METHODS: They used cytometry by time-of-flight (CyTOF) to evaluate NK cell repertoire changes after stimulation with interleukin (IL)-2, IL-15 or a combination of IL-12/IL-15/IL-18...
January 2017: Cytometry. Part B, Clinical Cytometry
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