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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415565/rad52-deficiency-decreases-development-of-lung-squamous-cell-carcinomas-by-enhancing-immuno-surveillance
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Rachel Lieberman, Jing Pan, Qi Zhang, Ming You
RAD52 is involved in homologous recombination and DNA repair. This study focuses on lung cancer progression and how the DNA repair gene, Rad52, enables tumor cells to have sufficient genome integrity, i.e., the ability to repair lethal DNA damage, to avoid cell death. In this report, we analyze the phenotypic differences between wild type and Rad52-/- in inhibition of tumor phenotypes including cell growth, viability, cytolysis, and immune profiling. We demonstrated that loss of Rad52 not only increases the death of cells undergoing carcinogen-induced transformation in vivo, but that Rad52 loss also augments in vivo antitumor activity through an enhanced capacity for direct killing of LLC tumor cells by stimulated Rad52-/- NK and CD8+ T cells...
March 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414726/neem-leaf-glycoprotein-prevents-post-surgical-sarcoma-recurrence-in-swiss-mice-by-differentially-regulating-cytotoxic-t-and-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells
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Madhurima Sarkar, Sarbari Ghosh, Avishek Bhuniya, Tithi Ghosh, Ipsita Guha, Subhasis Barik, Jaydip Biswas, Anamika Bose, Rathindranath Baral
Post-surgical tumor recurrence is a common problem in cancer treatment. In the present study, the role of neem leaf glycoprotein (NLGP), a novel immunomodulator, in prevention of post-surgical recurrence of solid sarcoma was examined. Data suggest that NLGP prevents tumor recurrence after surgical removal of sarcoma in Swiss mice and increases their tumor-free survival time. In NLGP-treated tumor-free mice, increased cytotoxic CD8+ T cells and a decreased population of suppressor cells, especially myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) was observed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408907/type-i-interferons-and-natural-killer-cell-regulation-in-cancer
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Lena Müller, Petra Aigner, Dagmar Stoiber
Type I interferons (IFNs) are known to mediate antitumor effects against several tumor types and have therefore been commonly used in clinical anticancer treatment. However, how IFN signaling exerts its beneficial effects is only partially understood. The clinically relevant activity of type I IFNs has been mainly attributed to their role in tumor immune surveillance. Different mechanisms have been postulated to explain how type I IFNs stimulate the immune system. On the one hand, they modulate innate immune cell subsets such as natural killer (NK) cells...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401935/unique-invariant-natural-killer-t-cells-promote-intestinal-polyps-by-suppressing-th1-immunity-and-promoting-regulatory-t-cells
#4
Y Wang, S Sedimbi, L Löfbom, A K Singh, S A Porcelli, S L Cardell
CD1d-restricted invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells are known as potent early regulatory cells of immune responses. Besides the established roles in the regulation of inflammation and autoimmune disease, studies have shown that iNKT cells have important roles in tumor surveillance and the control of tumor metastasis. Here we found that the absence of iNKT cells markedly decreased the total number of intestinal polyps in APC(Min/+) mice, a model for colorectal cancer. Polyp iNKT cells were enriched for interleukin-10 (IL-10)- and IL-17-producing cells, showed a distinct phenotype being CD4(+), NK1...
April 12, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400131/linking-tumor-glycolysis-and-immune-evasion-in-cancer-emerging-concepts-and-therapeutic-opportunities
#5
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Shanmugasundaram Ganapathy-Kanniappan
Metabolic reprogramming and immune evasion are two hallmarks of cancer. Metabolic reprogramming is exemplified by cancer's propensity to utilize glucose at an exponential rate which in turn is linked with "aerobic glycolysis", popularly known as the "Warburg effect". Tumor glycolysis is pivotal for the efficient management of bioenergetics and uninterrupted cancer growth. Mounting evidence suggests that tumor glycolysis also plays a key role in instigating immunosuppressive networks that are critical for cancer cells to escape immune surveillance ("immune evasion")...
April 8, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391403/cytokine-induced-senescence-for-cancer-surveillance
#6
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Thomas Wieder, Ellen Brenner, Heidi Braumüller, Oliver Bischof, Martin Röcken
The immune response is a first-line systemic defense to curb tumorigenesis and metastasis. Much effort has been invested to design antitumor interventions that would boost the immune system in its fight to defeat or contain cancerous growth. Tumor vaccination protocols, transfer of tumor-associated-antigen-specific T cells, T cell activity-regulating antibodies, and recombinant cytokines are counted among a toolbox filled with immunotherapeutic options. Although the mechanistic underpinnings of tumor immune control remain to be deciphered, these are studied with the goal of cancer cell destruction...
April 8, 2017: Cancer Metastasis Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383653/immune-modulatory-micrornas-involved-in-tumor-attack-and-tumor-immune-escape
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Stefan B Eichmüller, Wolfram Osen, Ofer Mandelboim, Barbara Seliger
Current therapies against cancer utilize the patient's immune system for tumor eradication. However, tumor cells can evade immune surveillance of CD8+ T and/or natural killer (NK) cells by various strategies. These include the aberrant expression of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class I antigens, co-inhibitory or costimulatory molecules, and components of the interferon (IFN) signal transduction pathway. In addition, alterations of the tumor microenvironment could interfere with efficient antitumor immune responses by downregulating or inhibiting the frequency and/or functional activity of immune effector cells and professional antigen-presenting cells...
April 5, 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377038/targeting-tumor-associated-macrophages-tams-via-nanocarriers
#8
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Yuvraj Singh, Vivek Kumar Pawar, Jaya Gopal Meher, Kavit Raval, Animesh Kumar, Richa Shrivastava, Smrati Bhadauria, Manish K Chourasia
Recruitment of inflammatory cells to tumor has been well documented, with the most frequent inhabitants being macrophages termed as tumor associated macrophages, (TAMs). Their presence was thought to be an evidence of immune system initiating a fight response towards the tumor, i.e. immune surveillance. This is the case too initially, when TAMs majorly exhibit an M1 phenotype, but their continued presence in tumor microenvironment brings about their polarization to M2 phenotype, which not only participate in continued sustenance of existing tumor but also open up deleterious avenues for further progression and metastasis of cancer...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373874/immunoregulatory-role-of-nk-cells-in-tissue-inflammation-and-regeneration
#9
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Annie Tosello-Trampont, Fionna A Surette, Sarah E Ewald, Young S Hahn
NK cells represent an important first line of defense against viral infection and cancer and are also involved in tissue homeostasis. Studies of NK cell activation in the last decade have revealed that they are able to respond to the inflammatory stimuli evoked by tissue damage and contribute to both progression and resolution of diseases. Exacerbation of the inflammatory response through interactions between immune effector cells facilitates the progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) into steatosis, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360184/myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-and-t-regulatory-cells-in-tumors-unraveling-the-dark-side-of-the-force
#10
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Aikaterini Hatziioannou, Themis Alissafi, Panayotis Verginis
Important conceptual advances in tumor immunology over the last years have shifted the paradigm from focusing on the malignant cell to the importance of host immune components in the design of successful immunotherapies. The immune system, through sophisticated innate and adaptive immune surveillance mechanisms, inhibits the growth and establishment of tumors. However, despite immune surveillance, tumors still escape and grow, mainly as a result of endowed tumor-induced immunosuppressive circuits. Regulatory T cells (Tregs) and myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) are the major components of these regulatory networks that facilitate tumor immune escape and significantly compromise the efficacy of current immunotherapies...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337291/cholecystokinin-attenuates-radiation-induced-lung-cancer-cell-apoptosis-by-modulating-p53-gene-transcription
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Yi Han, Chongyu Su, Daping Yu, Shijie Zhou, Xiaoyun Song, Shuku Liu, Ming Qin, Yunsong Li, Ning Xiao, Xiaoqing Cao, Kang Shi, Xu Cheng, Zhidong Liu
The deregulation of p53 in cancer cells is one of the important factors by which cancer cells escape from the immune surveillance. Cholecystokinin (CCK) has strong bioactivity in the regulation of a number of cell activities. This study tests a hypothesis that CCK interferes with p53 expression to affect the apoptotic process in lung cancer (tumor) cells. In this study, tumor-bearing mice and A549 cells (a tumor cell line) were irradiated. The expression of CCK and p53 in tumor cells was assessed with RT-qPCR and Western blotting...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336214/indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-1-ido1-inhibitors-activate-the-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor
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Benjamin J Moyer, Itzel Y Rojas, Iain A Murray, Seokwon Lee, Haley F Hazlett, Gary H Perdew, Craig R Tomlinson
Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase 1 (IDO1) plays a key role in the immune system by regulating tryptophan levels and T cell differentiation. Several tumor types overexpress IDO1 to avoid immune surveillance making IDO1 of interest as a target for therapeutic intervention. As a result, several IDO1 inhibitors are currently being tested in clinical trials for cancer treatment as well as several other diseases. Many of the IDO1 inhibitors in clinical trials naturally bear structural similarities to the IDO1 substrate tryptophan, as such, they fulfill many of the structural and functional criteria as potential AHR ligands...
March 20, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332165/low-microchimeric-cell-density-in-tumors-suggests-alternative-antineoplastic-mechanism
#13
Timothy W Jolis, Brenna M Brucker, Christoph Schorl, James N Butera, Peter J Quesenberry
Microchimerism has generally been shown to protect against cancer (Gilmore et al. in Exp Hematol 36(9):1073-1077, 2008). The mechanism of how this occurs is an area of intense study, as it may lead to new cancer treatments. The leading theory is that microchimeric cells perform immune surveillance by directly fighting cancerous cells and that they also act as stem cells, repairing damaged tissue (Khosrotehrani et al. in JAMA 292:75-80, 2004). However, there is conflicting evidence to support this theory. Several small studies have found few microchimeric cells in tumor tissue (Gadi in Breast Cancer Res Treat 121(1):241-244, 2010; Cirello et al...
April 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321814/immunotherapy-in-nsclc-a-promising-and-revolutionary-weapon
#14
Christian Rolfo, Christian Caglevic, Mariacarmela Santarpia, Antonio Araujo, Elisa Giovannetti, Carolina Diaz Gallardo, Patrick Pauwels, Mauricio Mahave
Lung cancer is the leader malignancy worldwide accounting 1.5 millions of deaths every year. In the United States the 5 year-overall survival is less than 20% for all the newly diagnosed patients. Cisplatin-based cytotoxic chemotherapy for unresectable or metastatic NSCLC patients in the first line of treatment, and docetaxel in the second line, have achieved positive results but with limited benefit in overall survival. Targeted therapies for EGFR and ALK mutant patients have showed better results when compared with chemotherapy, nevertheless most of patients will fail and need to be treated with chemotherapy if they still have a good performance status...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321810/overview-of-basic-immunology-for-clinical-investigators
#15
Bettzy Stephen, Joud Hajjar
Tumor exists as a complex network of structures with an ability to evolve and evade the host immune surveillance mechanism. The immune milieu which includes macrophages, dendritic cells, natural killer cells, neutrophils, mast cells, B cells, and T cells are found in the core, the invasive margin, or the adjacent stromal or lymphoid component of the tumor. The immune infiltrate is heterogeneous and varies within a patient and between patients of the same tumor histology. The location, density, functionality, and the cross talk between the immune cells in the tumor microenvironment influence the nature of immune response, prognosis, and treatment outcomes in cancer patients...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319049/resisting-fatal-attraction-a-glioma-oncometabolite-prevents-cd8-t-cell-recruitment
#16
Liliana E Lucca, David A Hafler
Immunotherapy has emerged as a potent approach for treating aggressive cancers, such as non-small-cell lung tumors and metastatic melanoma. Clinical trials are now in progress for patients with malignant gliomas; however, a better understanding of how these tumors escape immune surveillance is required to enhance antitumor immune responses. With gliomas, the recruitment of CD8+ T cells to the tumor is impaired, in part preventing containment or elimination of the tumor. In this issue of the JCI, Kohanbash and colleagues present an elegant dissection of how gliomas exploit an enzymatic activity acquired through a common mutation to abrogate the migration of CD8+ T cells to the tumor...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317069/deciphering-the-role-of-ectosomes-in-cancer-development-and-progression-focus-on-the-proteome
#17
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Magdalena Surman, Ewa Stępień, Dorota Hoja-Łukowicz, Małgorzata Przybyło
Ectosomes are small heterogeneous membrane vesicles generated by budding from the plasma membrane in a variety of cell types and, more frequently, in tumor cells. They are shed into the extracellular space and are proposed as a novel form of intracellular communication in which information is transmitted from the originating cell to recipient cells without direct cell-to-cell contact. This review focuses on a single population of extracellular vesicles-ectosomes. We summarize recent studies of tumor-derived ectosomes which examine their biogenesis and protein cargo, and their influence on different aspects of cancer progression...
March 19, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Metastasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275576/the-unique-molecular-and-cellular-microenvironment-of-ovarian-cancer
#18
REVIEW
Thomas Worzfeld, Elke Pogge von Strandmann, Magdalena Huber, Till Adhikary, Uwe Wagner, Silke Reinartz, Rolf Müller
The reciprocal interplay of cancer cells and host cells is an indispensable prerequisite for tumor growth and progression. Cells of both the innate and adaptive immune system, in particular tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) and T cells, as well as cancer-associated fibroblasts enter into a malicious liaison with tumor cells to create a tumor-promoting and immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment (TME). Ovarian cancer, the most lethal of all gynecological malignancies, is characterized by a unique TME that enables specific and efficient metastatic routes, impairs immune surveillance, and mediates therapy resistance...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275390/dual-role-of-inflammatory-mediators-in-cancer
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REVIEW
T G Shrihari
Inflammation is the body's response to noxious stimuli such as infectious, physiological or chemical agents, it releases various inflammatory mediators via immune cells such as neutrophils, macrophages, and lymphocytes. These inflammatory mediators are growth factors, chemokines, and cytokines. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) and nitrogen species (RNS) activate transcriptional factors (NF-KB, STAT-3) and bring about cellular proliferation, genomic instability, angiogenesis, resistance to apoptosis, invasion, and metastasis...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271447/guards-at-the-gate-physiological-and-pathological-roles-of-tissue-resident-innate-lymphoid-cells-in-the-lung
#20
REVIEW
Hang Cheng, Chengyan Jin, Jing Wu, Shan Zhu, Yong-Jun Liu, Jingtao Chen
The lung is an important open organ and the primary site of respiration. Many life-threatening diseases develop in the lung, e.g., pneumonia, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPDs), pulmonary fibrosis, and lung cancer. In the lung, innate immunity serves as the frontline in both anti-irritant response and anti-tumor defense and is also critical for mucosal homeostasis; thus, it plays an important role in containing these pulmonary diseases. Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs), characterized by their strict tissue residence and distinct function in the mucosa, are attracting increased attention in innate immunity...
March 7, 2017: Protein & Cell
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