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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093780/subacute-demyelinating-polyradiculoneuropathy-complicating-epstein-barr-virus-infection-in-gata2-haploinsufficiency
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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, L-H 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)...
January 11, 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
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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
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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
#5
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
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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
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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
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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
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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)...
December 23, 2016: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933717/mass-cytometry-analytical-approaches-reveal-cytokine-induced-changes-in-natural-killer-cells
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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 we performed an extensive assessment of the effects of cytokines on the phenotype and function of human NK cells. METHODS: We 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...
December 9, 2016: Cytometry. Part B, Clinical Cytometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933061/ncr1-expression-identifies-canine-natural-killer-cell-subsets-with-phenotypic-similarity-to-human-natural-killer-cells
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Jennifer A Foltz, Srinivas S Somanchi, Yanwen Yang, Arianexys Aquino-Lopez, Erin E Bishop, Dean A Lee
Canines spontaneously develop many cancers similar to humans - including osteosarcoma, leukemia, and lymphoma - offering the opportunity to study immune therapies in a genetically heterogeneous and immunocompetent environment. However, a lack of antibodies recognizing canine NK cell markers has resulted in suboptimal characterization and unknown purity of NK cell products, hindering the development of canine models of NK cell adoptive immunotherapy. To this end, we generated a novel antibody to canine NCR1 (NKp46), the putative species-wide marker of NK cells, enabling purification of NK cells for further characterization...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930550/role-of-immune-cells-in-pancreatic-cancer-from-bench-to-clinical-application-an-updated-review
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Jae Hyuck Chang, Yongjian Jiang, Venu G Pillarisetty
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic cancer (PC) remains difficult to treat, despite the recent advances in various anticancer therapies. Immuno-inflammatory response is considered to be a major risk factor for the development of PC in addition to a combination of genetic background and environmental factors. Although patients with PC exhibit evidence of systemic immune dysfunction, the PC microenvironment is replete with immune cells. METHODS: We searched PubMed for all relevant English language articles published up to March 2016...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917371/hijacker-of-the-antitumor-immune-response-autophagy-is-showing-its-worst-facet
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REVIEW
Elodie Viry, Muhammad Zaeem Noman, Tsolère Arakelian, Audrey Lequeux, Salem Chouaib, Guy Berchem, Etienne Moussay, Jérôme Paggetti, Bassam Janji
Macroautophagy (hereafter referred to as autophagy) is a housekeeping process constitutively executed at basal level in all cells to promote cellular homeostasis by regulating organelle and protein turnover. However, autophagy deregulation caused by several stress factors, such as hypoxia, is prevalent in many cancers. It is now well established that autophagy can act as tumor suppressor or tumor promoter depending on tumor type, stage, and genetic context. In developed tumors, autophagy promotes the survival of cancer cells and therefore operates as a cell resistance mechanism...
2016: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913469/can-we-make-a-better-match-or-mismatch-with-kir-genotyping
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Rohtesh S Mehta, Katayoun Rezvani
Natural killer (NK) cell function is regulated by a fine balance between numerous activating and inhibitory receptors, of which killer-cell immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIRs) are among the most polymorphic and comprehensively studied. KIRs allow NK cells to recognize downregulation or the absence of HLA class I molecules on target cells (known as missing-self), a phenomenon that is commonly observed in virally infected cells or cancer cells. Because KIR and HLA genes are located on different chromosomes, in an allogeneic environment such as after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, donor NK cells that express an inhibitory KIR for an HLA class I molecule that is absent on recipient targets (KIR/KIR-ligand mismatch), can recognize and react to this missing self and mediate cytotoxicity...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910927/novel-chemoimmunotherapeutic-strategy-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-based-on-a-genome-wide-association-study
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Kaku Goto, Dorcas A Annan, Tomoko Morita, Wenwen Li, Ryosuke Muroyama, Yasuo Matsubara, Sayaka Ito, Ryo Nakagawa, Yasushi Tanoue, Masahisa Jinushi, Naoya Kato
Pharmacotherapeutic options are limited for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Recently, we identified the anti-tumor ligand MHC class I polypeptide-related sequence A (MICA) gene as a susceptibility gene for hepatitis C virus-induced HCC in a genome-wide association study (GWAS). To prove the concept of HCC immunotherapy based on the results of a GWAS, in the present study, we searched for drugs that could restore MICA expression. A screen of the FDA-approved drug library identified the anti-cancer agent vorinostat as the strongest hit, suggesting histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACis) as potent candidates...
December 2, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894857/cytokine-induced-memory-like-differentiation-enhances-unlicensed-natural-killer-cell-antileukemia-and-fc%C3%AE-riiia-triggered-responses
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Julia A Wagner, Melissa M Berrien-Elliott, Maximillian Rosario, Jeffrey W Leong, Brea A Jewell, Timothy Schappe, Sara Abdel-Latif, Todd A Fehniger
Cytokine-induced memory-like natural killer (NK) cells differentiate after short-term preactivation with IL-12, IL-15, and IL-18 and display enhanced effector function in response to cytokines or tumor targets for weeks after the initial preactivation. Conventional NK cell function depends on a licensing signal, classically delivered by an inhibitory receptor engaging its cognate MHC class I ligand. How licensing status integrates with cytokine-induced memory-like NK cell responses is unknown. We investigated this interaction using killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptor- and HLA-genotyped primary human NK cells...
November 25, 2016: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891129/immunological-and-translational-aspects-of-nk-cell-based-antitumor-immunotherapies
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REVIEW
Maxim Shevtsov, Gabriele Multhoff
Natural killer (NK) cells play a pivotal role in the first line of defense against cancer. NK cells that are deficient in CD3 and a clonal T cell receptor (TCR) can be subdivided into two major subtypes, CD56(dim)CD16(+) cytotoxic and CD56(bright)CD16(-) immunoregulatory NK cells. Cytotoxic NK cells not only directly kill tumor cells without previous stimulation by cytotoxic effector molecules, such as perforin and granzymes or via death receptor interactions, but also act as regulatory cells for the immune system by secreting cytokines and chemokines...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888293/cytokine-induced-killer-cells-hunt-individual-cancer-cells-in-droves-in-a-mouse-model
#18
Ji Sung Kim, Yong Guk Kim, Hong Kyung Lee, Eun Jae Park, Boyeong Kim, Jong Soon Kang, Heesoon Lee, Youngsoo Kim, Jin Tae Hong, Sang-Bae Han
Cytotoxicity of cytokine-induced killer (CIK) cells depends mainly on their encounters with target cells, but how many CIK cells are required to kill an individual cancer cell is unknown. Here we used time-lapse imaging to quantify the critical effector cell number required to kill an individual target cell. CIK cells killed MHC-I-negative and MHC-I-positive cancer cells, but natural killer (NK) cells destroyed MHC-I-negative cells only. The average threshold number of CIK cells required to kill an individual cancer cell was 6...
November 25, 2016: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887866/continuously-expanding-car-nk-92-cells-display-selective-cytotoxicity-against-b-cell-leukemia-and-lymphoma
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Sarah Oelsner, Miriam E Friede, Congcong Zhang, Juliane Wagner, Susanne Badura, Peter Bader, Evelyn Ullrich, Oliver G Ottmann, Hans Klingemann, Torsten Tonn, Winfried S Wels
BACKGROUND AIMS: Natural killer (NK) cells can rapidly respond to transformed and stressed cells and represent an important effector cell type for adoptive immunotherapy. In addition to donor-derived primary NK cells, continuously expanding cytotoxic cell lines such as NK-92 are being developed for clinical applications. METHODS: To enhance their therapeutic utility for the treatment of B-cell malignancies, we engineered NK-92 cells by lentiviral gene transfer to express chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) that target CD19 and contain human CD3ζ (CAR 63...
February 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875974/nanoparticle-systems-modulating-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-for-cancer-immunotherapy
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Avia Wilkerson, Julian Kim, Alex Y Huang, Mei Zhang
Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) are a heterogeneous population of immature myeloid cells that are preferentially expanded in cancer. They arise from myeloid progenitor cells that do not differentiate into mature dendritic cells (DCs), granulocytes, or macrophages, and are rather thought to play a pivotal role in immune escape and cancer progression. MDSCs are characterized by the ability to suppress T cell proliferation and cytotoxicity, inhibit natural killer T (NKT) cell activation, and induce the differentiation and expansion of regulatory T cells (Treg)...
November 22, 2016: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
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