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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772664/the-cholinergic-anti-inflammatory-response-and-the-role-of-macrophages-in-hiv-induced-inflammation
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REVIEW
Manuel Delgado-Vélez, José A Lasalde-Dominicci
Macrophages are phagocytic immune cells that protect the body from foreign invaders and actively support the immune response by releasing anti- and proinflammatory cytokines. A seminal finding revolutionized the way macrophages are seen. The expression of the neuronal alpha7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7-nAChR) in macrophages led to the establishment of the cholinergic anti-inflammatory response (CAR) in which the activation of this receptor inactivates macrophage production of proinflammatory cytokines...
May 16, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772353/cardiac-profile-of-chimeric-antigen-receptor-car-t-cell-therapy-in-children-a-single-institution-experience
#2
Danielle Burstein, Shannon Maude, Stephen Grupp, Heather Griffis, Joseph Rossano, Kimberly Lin
BACKGROUND: Immunotherapy with chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-modified T-cells targeting CD19 for pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) has demonstrated significant efficacy. The principle toxicity is cytokine release syndrome with resultant hypotension. However, the spectrum of cardiovascular effects associated with CAR T-cell therapy has not been systematically evaluated. METHODS: We reviewed all patients who received CD19-directed CAR T-cells at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia between April 2012 and September 2016...
May 14, 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771253/axicabtagene-ciloleucel-for-the-treatment-of-relapsed-refractory-b-cell-non-hodgkin-s-lymphomas
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P Sharma, G T King, S S Shinde, E Purev, A Jimeno
B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphomas are the most common hematological malignancies, which despite improvements in chemo-immunotherapy, carry a uniformly poor prognosis in the relapsed/refractory setting. CD19 is an antigen expressed on the surface of most malignancies arising from the B cells, and adoptive transfer of anti-CD19 chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-expressing T cells has been shown to be effective in treating these B-cell malignancies. Axicabtagene ciloleucel (axi-cel, KTE-C19) is an autologous anti-CD19 CAR T-cell therapy which has shown high overall response rates and a manageable safety profile in patients with relapsed or refractory B-cell malignancies who lack effective and curative treatment options...
March 2018: Drugs of Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769444/glioblastoma-targeted-cd4-car-t-cells-mediate-superior-antitumor-activity
#4
Dongrui Wang, Brenda Aguilar, Renate Starr, Darya Alizadeh, Alfonso Brito, Aniee Sarkissian, Julie R Ostberg, Stephen J Forman, Christine E Brown
Chimeric antigen receptor-modified (CAR-modified) T cells have shown promising therapeutic effects for hematological malignancies, yet limited and inconsistent efficacy against solid tumors. The refinement of CAR therapy requires an understanding of the optimal characteristics of the cellular products, including the appropriate composition of CD4+ and CD8+ subsets. Here, we investigated the differential antitumor effect of CD4+ and CD8+ CAR T cells targeting glioblastoma-associated (GBM-associated) antigen IL-13 receptor α2 (IL13Rα2)...
May 17, 2018: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769201/in-vitro-priming-of-adoptively-transferred-t-cells-with-a-ror%C3%AE-agonist-confers-durable-memory-and-stemness-in-vivo
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Xiao Hu, Kinga Majchrzak, Xikui Liu, Megan M Wyatt, Chauncey Spooner, Jacques Moisan, Weiping Zou, Laura L Carter, Chrystal M Paulos
Adoptive T cell transfer therapy is an FDA-approved treatment for leukemia that relies on the ex vivo expansion and re-infusion of a patient's immune cells, which can be engineered with a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) for more efficient tumor recognition. Type 17 T cells, controlled transcriptionally by RORγ, have been reported to mediate potent anti-tumor effects superior to those observed with conventionally expanded T cells. Here we demonstrate that addition of a synthetic, small molecule RORγ agonist during ex vivo expansion potentiates the anti-tumor activity of human Th17 and Tc17 cells redirected with a CAR...
May 16, 2018: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769184/explaining-resistance-to-car-t-cells
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A new study reveals several attributes of T cells from patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia who respond to CAR T-cell therapy. The patients' T cells show increased expression of memory-related genes and high activity of STAT3, which promotes memory cell differentiation. The researchers also found that patients who underwent complete remission have certain CD8+ T cells.
May 16, 2018: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769134/advances-on-chimeric-antigen-receptor-modified-t-cell-therapy-for-oncotherapy
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REVIEW
Yanyu Pang, Xiaoyang Hou, Chunsheng Yang, Yanqun Liu, Guan Jiang
Tumor treatment is still complicated in the field of medicine. Tumor immunotherapy has been the most interesting research field in cancer therapy. Application of chimeric antigen receptor T (CAR-T) cell therapy has recently achieved excellent clinical outcome in patients, especially those with CD19-positive hematologic malignancies. This phenomenon has induced intense interest to develop CAR-T cell therapy for cancer, especially for solid tumors. However, the performance of CAR-T cell treatment in solid tumor is not as satisfactory as that in hematologic disease...
May 16, 2018: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768412/adverse-events-following-single-dose-treatment-of-lymphatic-filariasis-observations-from-a-review-of-the-literature
#8
Philip J Budge, Carly Herbert, Britt Andersen, Gary J Weil
BACKGROUND: WHO's Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) uses mass drug administration (MDA) of anthelmintic medications to interrupt LF transmission in endemic areas. Recently, a single dose combination of ivermectin (IVM), diethylcarbamazine (DEC), and albendazole (ALB) was shown to be markedly more effective than the standard two-drug regimens (DEC or IVM, plus ALB) for achieving long-term clearance of microfilaremia. OBJECTIVE AND METHODS: To provide context for the results of a large-scale, international safety trial of MDA using triple drug therapy, we searched Ovid Medline for studies published from 1985-2017 that reported adverse events (AEs) following treatment of LF with IVM, DEC, ALB, or any combination of these medications...
May 16, 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768210/engineered-tumor-targeted-t-cells-mediate-enhanced-anti-tumor-efficacy-both-directly-and-through-activation-of-the-endogenous-immune-system
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Mauro P Avanzi, Oladapo Yeku, Xinghuo Li, Dinali P Wijewarnasuriya, Dayenne G van Leeuwen, Kenneth Cheung, Hyebin Park, Terence J Purdon, Anthony F Daniyan, Matthew H Spitzer, Renier J Brentjens
Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy has proven clinically beneficial against B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. However, suboptimal clinical outcomes have been associated with decreased expansion and persistence of adoptively transferred CAR T cells, antigen-negative relapses, and impairment by an immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment. Improvements in CAR T cell design are required to enhance clinical efficacy, as well as broaden the applicability of this technology...
May 15, 2018: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766234/the-severe-cytokine-release-syndrome-in-phase-i-trials-of-cd19-car-t-cell-therapy-a-systematic-review
#10
REVIEW
Zhen Jin, Rufang Xiang, Kai Qing, Xiaoyang Li, Yunxiang Zhang, Lining Wang, Hongming Zhu, Yuanfei Mao, Zizhen Xu, Junmin Li
CD19 chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy has shown impressive results in treating acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL), chronic lymphoblastic leukemia (B-CLL), and B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (B-NHL) over the past few years. Meanwhile, the cytokine release syndrome (CRS), which could be moderate or even life-threatening, has emerged as the most significant adverse effect in the clinical course of this novel targeting immunotherapy. In this systematic review, we analyzed the incidence of severe CRS in 19 clinical trials selected from studies published between 2010 and 2017...
May 15, 2018: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764166/chimeric-antigen-receptor-t-cells-a-savior-with-a-high-price
#11
Gilberto de Lima Lopes, George R Nahas
Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells represent a medical and scientific breakthrough that may represent a paradigm for the future of personalized medicine in the age of cancer immunotherapy. As with many new cancer agents, such novel and incredible results come with a high price. At the time of the writing of this article, there are two CAR T cells available, Kymriah, produced by Novrtis with a price tag of US$475,000 and Yescarta produced by Gilead Pharmaceuticals with a price tag of US$373,000, neither price including the required hospital admission in order to administer the agent in addition to potential treatment of side effects...
April 2018: Chinese Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764159/emerging-role-of-immunotherapy-for-childhood-cancers
#12
Rupert Handgretinger, Patrick Schlegel
Recent developments in cell and gene therapy have a great impact on the new therapeutic approaches in pediatric cancers. Monoclonal antibodies for neuroblastoma and bispecific antibodies for leukemia have induced significant clinical responses for otherwise chemorefractory patients. Moreover, cellular therapeutic approaches including chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cells as well as natural killer (NK) cells have the potential to cure patients with so far incurable malignancies and are the basis for future new therapies for pediatric cancer...
April 2018: Chinese Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763648/autism-spectrum-disorder-classification-diagnosis-and-therapy
#13
REVIEW
Samata R Sharma, Xenia Gonda, Frank I Tarazi
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) refers to a group of neurodevelopmental disorders including autism, Asperger's syndrome (AS) and pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS). The new diagnostic criteria of ASD focuses on two core domains: social communication impairment and restricted interests/repetitive behaviors. The prevalence of ASD has been steadily increasing over the past two decades, with current estimates reaching up to 1 in 36 children. Hereditary factors, parental history of psychiatric disorders, pre-term births, and fetal exposure to psychotropic drugs or insecticides have all been linked to higher risk of ASD...
May 12, 2018: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760047/nanoparticles-that-reshape-the-tumor-milieu-create-a-therapeutic-window-for-effective-t-cell-therapy-in-solid-malignancies
#14
Fan Zhang, Sirkka B Stephan, Chibawanye I Ene, Tyrel T Smith, Eric C Holland, Matthias T Stephan
A major obstacle to the success rate of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR-) T cell therapy against solid tumors is the microenvironment antagonistic to T cells that solid tumors create. Conventional checkpoint blockade can silence lymphocyte anti-survival pathways activated by tumors, but because they are systemic, these treatments disrupt immune homeostasis and induce autoimmune side effects. Thus, new technologies are required to remodel the tumor milieu without causing systemic toxicities. Here we demonstrate that targeted nanocarriers that deliver a combination of immune-modulatory agents can remove pro-tumor cell populations and simultaneously stimulate anti-tumor effector cells...
May 14, 2018: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758187/antigenic-targets-of-car-t-cell-therapy-a-retrospective-view-on-clinical-trials
#15
REVIEW
Fatemeh Arabi, Monireh Torabi-Rahvar, Ali Shariati, Naser Ahmadbeigi, Mahmood Naderi
Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy is anticipated to be increasingly implemented in the context of cancer treatment after two current FDA approval of anti-CD19 CAR-T cells (KymriahTM & YescartaTM ). The success of CD19 is mainly attributable to the proper selection of the antigen, CD19, as the target of the disease, highlighting the importance of target selection for other CAR therapies. Therefore, here we performed a global analysis of targets that are the prime focus for various CAR-T cell therapies in human clinical trials...
May 11, 2018: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756273/expanding-the-sar-of-non-toxic-antiplasmodial-indolyl-3-ethanone-ethers-and-thioethers
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Mayibongwe J Lunga, Ruramai L Chisango, Carli Weyers, Michelle Isaacs, Dale Taylor, Adrienne L Edkins, Setshaba D Khanye, Heinrich C Hoppe, Clinton Veale
Despite major strides in reducing Plasmodium falciparum infections, this parasite still accounts for roughly half a million annual deaths. This problem is compounded by reduced efficacy of artemisinin combination therapies (ACT). Therefore, the development and optimisation of novel antimalarial chemotypes is critical. In this study, we describe our strategic approach to optimise a class of previously reported antimalarials, resulting in the discovery compounds 13 and 14 whose activity was equipotent to chloroquine against the P...
May 13, 2018: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754828/prehabilitation-and-functional-recovery-for-colorectal-cancer-patients
#17
REVIEW
Enrico Maria Minnella, Francesco Carli
Cancer and its treatments are associated with functional decline that has impactful consequences on quality of life, and care continuum. Thus, optimizing perioperative functional capacity has been identified as a research and clinical priority in cancer care. The process of enhancing physical fitness before an operation to enable the patient to withstand the stress of surgery has been termed prehabilitation. Main elements are preoperative exercise, nutrition therapy, and anxiety-reduction techniques. Given the growing body of evidence on prehabilitation efficacy, this narrative review will summarize the rational underlying preoperative interventions, and propose a structured clinical pathway aimed at optimizing preoperative functional capacity...
April 30, 2018: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753322/clinical-outcomes-of-interactive-intensive-and-individual-3i-play-therapy-for-children-with-asd-a-two-year-follow-up-study
#18
Elodie Tilmont Pittala, Yann Saint-Georges-Chaumet, Claire Favrot, Antoine Tanet, David Cohen, Catherine Saint-Georges
BACKGROUND: The outcomes of psycho-educational interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) comorbid with severe to moderate intellectual disability (ID) are insufficiently documented. In this prospective study, we examined a developmental individual, interactive and intensive approach, called the '3i method', which is based on play therapy. METHODS: Twenty DSM-IV-TR ASD subjects (mean chronological age 63.8 ± 37.8 months; mean developmental age 19.5 ± 6...
May 12, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749441/apoptosis-of-cd19-chimeric-antigen-receptor-t-cells-after-treatment-with-chemotherapeutic-agents
#19
Wenfang Yi, Fuyu Pei, Wen Ding, Mo Yang, Guang Lin, Cheng Zhang, Xuedong Wu, Yuelin He, Xiaoqin Feng, Huanying Liu, Zhiyong Peng, Chunfu Li
The use of chemotherapeutic agents prior to treatment with infusion of cluster of differentiation (CD)19-chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)‑T cells is important for the efficacy of clinical therapies against hematological malignancies. However, the effect of chemotherapeutic agents on CD19‑CAR‑T cells and the associated underlying mechanisms remain unknown. The first aim of the present study was to determine the effect of chemotherapeutic agents on CAR‑T cells using the in vitro Cell Counting kit 8 assay...
May 2, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748183/aberrant-lck-signal-via-cd28-co-stimulation-augments-antigen-specific-functionality-and-tumor-control-by-redirected-t-cells-with-pd-1-blockade-in-humanized-mice
#20
Pratiksha Gulati, Julia Rühl, Abhilash Kannan, Magdalena Pircher, Petra Schuberth, Katarzyna Jozefa Nytko, Martin N Pruschy, Simon Sulser, Mark D Haefner, Shawn M Jensen, Alex Soltermann, Wolfgang Jungraithmayr, Maya Eisenring, Thomas Winder, Panagiotis Samaras, Annett Tabor, Rene Rs Stenger, Roger Stupp, Walter Weder, Christoph Renner, Christian Münz, Ulf Petrausch
PURPOSE: Combination therapy of adoptively transferred redirected T cells and checkpoint inhibitors aims for higher response rates in tumors poorly responsive to immunotherapy like malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). Only most recently the issue of an optimally active chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and the combination with checkpoint inhibitors is starting to be addressed. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Fibroblast Activation Protein (FAP)-specific CARs with different co-stimulatory domains including CD28, Δ-CD28 (lacking lck binding moiety) or 4-1BB were established...
May 10, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
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