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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090089/transfer-of-minimally-manipulated-cmv-specific-t-cells-from-stem-cell-or-third-party-donors-to-treat-cmv-infection-after-allohsct
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M Neuenhahn, J Albrecht, M Odendahl, F Schlott, G Dössinger, M Schiemann, S Lakshmipathi, K Martin, D Bunjes, S Harsdorf, E M Weissinger, H Menzel, M Verbeek, L Uharek, N Kröger, E Wagner, G Kobbe, T Schroeder, M Schmitt, G Held, W Herr, L Germeroth, H Bonig, T Tonn, H Einsele, D H Busch, G U Grigoleit
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is a common, potentially life-threatening complication following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). We assessed prospectively safety and efficacy of stem cell-donor- or third-party-donor-derived CMV-specific T cells for the treatment of persistent CMV infections after allo-HSCT in a phase I/IIa trial. Allo-HSCT patients with drug-refractory CMV infection and lacking virus-specific T cells were treated with a single dose of ex vivo MHC-Streptamer-isolated CMV epitope-specific donor T cells...
January 16, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076637/a-five-year-review-of-vertical-hiv-transmission-in-a-specialized-service-cross-sectional-study
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Izabel Cristina Hoffmann, Wendel Mombaque Dos Santos, Stela Maris de Mello Padoin, Sonia Maria Oliveira de Barros
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: Healthcare professionals need to instill the process of prevention, control and treatment of people infected with HIV into care practice. Through maintaining preventive treatment among HIV-infected pregnant women, it has been demonstrated that prophylactic antiretroviral therapy, scheduled cesarean section and the prohibition of breastfeeding significantly reduce vertical HIV transmission. This study aimed to assess the rates of vertical HIV transmission in a specialized service and identify the factors associated with it...
November 2016: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075428/balanced-secretion-of-anti-cea-x-anti-cd3-diabody-chains-using-the-2a-self-cleaving-peptide-maximizes-diabody-assembly-and-tumor-specific-cytotoxicity
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K Mølgaard, M Compte, N Nuñez-Prado, S L Harwood, L Sanz, L Alvarez-Vallina
Adoptive transfer of genetically engineered human cells secreting bispecific T cell engagers has shown encouraging therapeutic effects in preclinical models of cancer. However, reducing the toxicity and improving the effectiveness of this emerging immunotherapeutic strategy will be critical to its successful application. We have demonstrated that for gene-based bispecific antibody strategies, two-chain diabodies have a better safety profile than single-chain tandem scFvs, because their reduced tendency to form aggregates reduces the risk of inducing antigen-independent T cell activation...
January 11, 2017: Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073960/ligand-characterization-of-cyp4b1-isoforms-modified-for-high-level-expression-in-escherichia-coli-and-hepg2-cells
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Katharina Roellecke, Vera D Jäger, Veselin H Gyurov, John P Kowalski, Stephanie Mielke, Allan E Rettie, Helmut Hanenberg, Constanze Wiek, Marco Girhard
Human CYP4B1, a cytochrome P450 monooxygenase predominantly expressed in the lung, inefficiently metabolizes classical CYP4B1 substrates, such as the naturally occurring furan pro-toxin 4-ipomeanol (4-IPO). Highly active animal forms of the enzyme convert 4-IPO to reactive alkylating metabolite(s) that bind(s) to cellular macromolecules. By substitution of 13 amino acids, we restored the enzymatic activity of human CYP4B1 toward 4-IPO and this modified cDNA is potentially valuable as a suicide gene for adoptive T-cell therapies...
January 10, 2017: Protein Engineering, Design & Selection: PEDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069938/crystal-structure-and-mechanistic-basis-of-a-functional-homolog-of-the-antigen-transporter-tap
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Anne Nöll, Christoph Thomas, Valentina Herbring, Tina Zollmann, Katja Barth, Ahmad Reza Mehdipour, Thomas M Tomasiak, Stefan Brüchert, Benesh Joseph, Rupert Abele, Vincent Oliéric, Meitian Wang, Kay Diederichs, Gerhard Hummer, Robert M Stroud, Klaas M Pos, Robert Tampé
ABC transporters form one of the largest protein superfamilies in all domains of life, catalyzing the movement of diverse substrates across membranes. In this key position, ABC transporters can mediate multidrug resistance in cancer therapy and their dysfunction is linked to various diseases. Here, we describe the 2.7-Å X-ray structure of heterodimeric Thermus thermophilus multidrug resistance proteins A and B (TmrAB), which not only shares structural homology with the antigen translocation complex TAP, but is also able to restore antigen processing in human TAP-deficient cells...
January 9, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067900/donor-cd19-car-t-cells-exert-potent-graft-versus-lymphoma-activity-with-diminished-graft-versus-host-activity
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Arnab Ghosh, Melody Smith, Scott E James, Marco L Davila, Enrico Velardi, Kimon V Argyropoulos, Gertrude Gunset, Fabiana Perna, Fabiana M Kreines, Emily R Levy, Sophie Lieberman, Hillary V Jay, Andrea Z Tuckett, Johannes L Zakrzewski, Lisa Tan, Lauren F Young, Kate Takvorian, Jarrod A Dudakov, Robert R Jenq, Alan M Hanash, Ana Carolina F Motta, George F Murphy, Chen Liu, Andrea Schietinger, Michel Sadelain, Marcel R M van den Brink
Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) is a potentially curative therapy for hematological malignancies. However, graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) and relapse after allo-HSCT remain major impediments to the success of allo-HSCT. Chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) direct tumor cell recognition of adoptively transferred T cells. CD19 is an attractive CAR target, which is expressed in most B cell malignancies, as well as in healthy B cells. Clinical trials using autologous CD19-targeted T cells have shown remarkable promise in various B cell malignancies...
January 9, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062570/moving-biomarkers-toward-clinical-implementation-in-kidney-transplantation
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Madhav C Menon, Barbara Murphy, Peter S Heeger
Long-term kidney transplant outcomes remain suboptimal, delineating an unmet medical need. Although current immunosuppressive therapy in kidney transplant recipients is effective, dosing is conventionally adjusted empirically on the basis of time after transplant or altered in response to detection of kidney dysfunction, histologic evidence of allograft damage, or infection. Such strategies tend to detect allograft rejection after significant injury has already occurred, fail to detect chronic subclinical inflammation that can negatively affect graft survival, and ignore specific risks and immune mechanisms that differentially contribute to allograft damage among transplant recipients...
January 6, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060797/t-memory-stem-cells-in-health-and-disease
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REVIEW
Luca Gattinoni, Daniel E Speiser, Mathias Lichterfeld, Chiara Bonini
T memory stem (TSCM) cells are a rare subset of memory lymphocytes endowed with the stem cell-like ability to self-renew and the multipotent capacity to reconstitute the entire spectrum of memory and effector T cell subsets. Cumulative evidence in mice, nonhuman primates and humans indicates that TSCM cells are minimally differentiated cells at the apex of the hierarchical system of memory T lymphocytes. Here we describe emerging findings demonstrating that TSCM cells, owing to their extreme longevity and robust potential for immune reconstitution, are central players in many physiological and pathological human processes...
January 6, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057845/targeting-the-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-the-case-for-differentiation-based-therapy
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Diwakar R Pattabiraman, Robert A Weinberg
Although important strides have been made in targeted therapy for certain leukemias and subtypes of breast cancer, the standard of care for most carcinomas still involves chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery, or a combination of these. Two processes serve as obstacles to the successful treatment of carcinomas. First, a majority of deaths from these types of cancers occurs as a result of distant metastases and not the primary tumors themselves. Second, subsets of cells that are able to survive conventional therapy drive the aggressive relapse of the tumors, often in forms that are resistant to treatment...
January 5, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051018/apoptosis-of-lewis-lung-carcinoma-cells-induced-by-microwave-via-p53-and-proapoptotic-proteins-in-vivo
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Kou-Dong Zhang, Lin-Rong Tong, Shui-Ming Wang, Rui-Yun Peng, Hai-Dong Huang, Yu-Chao Dong, Xing-Xing Zhang, Qiang Li, Chong Bai
BACKGROUND: Microwave therapy is a minimal invasive procedure and has been employed in clinical practice for the treatment of various types of cancers. However, its therapeutic application in non-small-cell lung cancer and the underlying mechanism remains to be investigated. This study aimed to investigate its effect on Lewis lung carcinoma (LLC) tumor in vivo. METHODS: Fifty LLC tumor-bearing C57BL/6 mice were adopted to assess the effect of microwave radiation on the growth and apoptosis of LLC tumor in vivo...
2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049555/foxp3-positive-regulatory-t-cells-and-kidney-allograft%C3%A2-tolerance
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REVIEW
Alessandro Alessandrini, Laurence A Turka
Normal immune homeostasis is achieved by several mechanisms, and prominent among them is immunoregulation. Although several types of regulatory lymphocyte populations have been described, CD4 T cells expressing the FOXP3 transcription factor (FOXP3-positive regulatory T cells [FOXP3(+) Tregs]) are the best understood. This population of cells is critical for maintaining self-tolerance throughout the life of the organism. FOXP3(+) Tregs can develop within the thymus, but also under select circumstances, naive peripheral T cells can be induced to express FOXP3 and become stable Tregs as well...
December 31, 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049484/a-new-insight-in-chimeric-antigen-receptor-engineered-t-cells-for-cancer-immunotherapy
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REVIEW
Erhao Zhang, Hanmei Xu
Adoptive cell therapy using chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-engineered T cells has emerged as a very promising approach to combating cancer. Despite its ability to eliminate tumors shown in some clinical trials, CAR-T cell therapy involves some significant safety challenges, such as cytokine release syndrome (CRS) and "on-target, off-tumor" toxicity, which is related to poor control of the dose, location, and timing of T cell activity. In the past few years, some strategies to avoid the side effects of CAR-T cell therapy have been reported, including suicide gene, inhibitory CAR, dual-antigen receptor, and the use of exogenous molecules as switches to control the CAR-T cell functions...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048878/th-cd-209-08-quantification-of-the-interplay-effect-in-proton-pencil-beam-scanning-treatment-of-lung
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M Kang, S Huang, T Solberg, R Mayer, A Thomas, B Teo, J McDonough, C Simone, L Lin
PURPOSE: To quantify the dose degradation caused by the interplay effect based on a beam specific motion analysis in proton pencil beam scanning (PBS) treatment of lung tumors METHODS: PBS plans were optimized on average CT using a beam-specific PTV method for 10 consecutive patients with locally advanced non-small-cell-lung-cancer (NSCLC) treated with proton therapy to 6660/180 cGy. End inhalation (CT0) and end exhalation (CT50) were selected as the two extreme scenarios to acquire the relative stopping power ratio difference (Δrsp) for a respiration cycle...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048649/tu-h-bra-07-design-construction-and-installation-of-an-experimental-beam-line-for-the-development-of-mri-linac-compatible-electron-accelerator
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B Whelan, P Keall, L Holloway, S Gierman, J Schmerge, S Tantawi, A Tremaine, A Trautwein, B Scott, R Fahrig
PURPOSE: MRI guided radiation therapy (MRIgRT) is a rapidly growing field; however, Linac operation in MRI fringe fields represents an ongoing challenge. We have previously shown in-silico that Linacs could be redesigned to function in the in-line orientation with no magnetic shielding by adopting an RF-gun configuration. Other authors have also published insilico studies of Linac operation in magnetic fields; however to date no experimental validation data is published. This work details the design, construction, and installation of an experimental beam line to validate our in-silico results...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047764/su-f-t-683-cancer-stem-cell-hypothesis-and-radiation-treatments
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E Fourkal
PURPOSE: The tumor control probability in radiation therapy allows comparing different radiation treatments to each other by means of calculating the probability that a prescribed dose of radiation eradicates or controls the tumor. In the conventional approach, all cancer cells can divide unlimited number of times and the tumor control often means eradicating every malignant cell by the radiation. In recent years however, there is a mounting consensus that in a given tumor volume there is a sub-population of cells, known as cancer stem cells (CSCs) that are responsible for tumor initiation and growth...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047007/we-de-bra-03-construction-of-an-ultrasound-guidance-platform-for-image-guided-radiotherapy-with-the-intent-to-treat-transitional-cell-carcinoma
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J Sick, N Rancilio, C Fulkerson, P LaPetina, J Poulson, D Knapp, K Stantz
PURPOSE: Ultrasound (US) is a noninvasive, nonradiographic imaging technique with high spatial and temporal resolution that can be used for localizing soft-tissue structures and tumors in real-time during radiotherapy (inter- and intra-fraction). A detailed methodology integrating 3D-US within RT is presented. This method is easier to adopt into current treatment protocol than current US based systems and reduces user variability for image acquisition, thus eliminating transducer induced changes that limit CT planning system...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045621/antineoplastic-treatment-of-advanced-stage-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-treatment-survival-and-spending-2000-to-2011
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Cathy J Bradley, K Robin Yabroff, Angela B Mariotto, Christopher Zeruto, Quyen Tran, Joan L Warren
Purpose Multiple agents for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) have been approved in the past decade, but little is known about their use and associated spending and survival. Methods We used SEER-Medicare data for elderly patients with a new diagnosis of advanced-stage NSCLC and were treated with antineoplastic agents between 2000 and 2011 (N = 22,163). We estimated the adjusted percentage of patients who received each agent, days while on treatment, survival, and spending in the 12 months after diagnosis...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041853/stem-cells-in-male-sexual-dysfunction-are-we-getting-somewhere
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REVIEW
Mohammad Ayodhia Soebadi, Uros Milenkovic, Emmanuel Weyne, Fabio Castiglione, Maarten Albersen
INTRODUCTION: Stem cells for sexual disorders are steadily being introduced into clinical trials. Two conditions of importance are the main target for this line of treatment, especially when regarding the wide array of translational and basic science highlighting the potential advantages of regenerative therapy: erectile dysfunction (ED) and more recently Peyronie disease (PD). Cellular therapy offers a treatment modality that might reverse disease progression. It would be used in a curative setting, in contrast to other pharmaceutical agents that are currently available...
December 29, 2016: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028943/the-effects-of-anti-cd3-cd28-coated-beads-and-il-2-on-expanded-t-cell-for-immunotherapy
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Sirimarn Martkamchan, Nattawat Onlamoon, Siyu Wang, Kovit Pattanapanyasat, Palanee Ammaranond
BACKGROUND: The activation of peripheral blood mononucleated cells (PBMCs) with anti-CD3/CD28-coated magnetic beads promotes intrinsic resistance to HIV as well as cell expansion. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to define an optimal cell isolation protocol for the expansion of PBMCs using anti-CD3/CD28-coated bead stimulation, with the ultimate goal of using these cells for adoptive therapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: PBMCs were isolated from healthy donor blood samples...
September 2016: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027623/expression-of-a-chimeric-antigen-receptor-specific-for-donor-hla-class-i-enhances-the-potency-of-human-regulatory-t-cells-in-preventing-human-skin-transplant-rejection
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Dominic A Boardman, Christina Philippeos, Gilbert O Fruhwirth, Mohammad A A Ibrahim, Rosalind F Hannen, Dianne Cooper, Federica M Marelli-Berg, Fiona M Watt, Robert I Lechler, John Maher, Lesley A Smyth, Giovanna Lombardi
Regulatory T cell (Treg) therapy using recipient-derived Tregs expanded ex vivo is currently being investigated clinically by us and others as a means of reducing allograft rejection following organ transplantation. Data from animal models has demonstrated that adoptive transfer of allospecific Tregs offers greater protection from graft rejection compared to polyclonal Tregs. Chimeric antigen receptors (CAR) are clinically-translatable synthetic fusion proteins which can redirect the specificity of T cells towards designated antigens...
December 27, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
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