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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421005/autoimmune-aspects-of-neurodegenerative-and-psychiatric-diseases-a-template-for-innovative-therapy
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Peter de Haan, Hans C Klein, Bert A 't Hart
Neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases (NPDs) are today's most important group of diseases, surpassing both atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and cancer in morbidity incidence. Although NPDs have a dramatic impact on our society because of their high incidence, mortality, and severe debilitating character, remarkably few effective interventions have become available. The current treatments, if available, comprise the lifelong intake of general immunosuppressants to delay disease progression or neurotransmitter antagonists/agonists to dampen undesired behaviors...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389597/explaining-the-paucity-of-intratumoral-t-cells-a-construction-out-of-known-entities
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Douglas T Fearon
This essay addresses the question of how tumors escape control by the immune system. The literature strongly points to inadequate accumulation of T cells among cancer cells as being the proximate cause, but this observation has no acceptable explanation as yet. An approach to this problem is adopted wherein the chemokines and chemokine receptors that normally mediate the trafficking of T cells to inflamed tissues are reviewed and considered in the context of their relative levels of expression in a transplanted colorectal tumor model...
April 7, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383816/role-of-adenosine-signaling-in-the-pathogenesis-of-breast-cancer
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Amirhossein Bahreyni, Seyed Sattar Samani, Farzad Rahmani, Reihane Behnam-Rassouli, Majid Khazaei, Mikhail Ryzhikov, Mohammad Reza Parizadeh, Amir Avan, Seyed Mahdi Hassanian
The plasma level of adenosine increases under ischemic and inflamed conditions in tumor microenvironment. Adenosine elicits a range of signaling pathways in tumors, resulting in either inhibition or enhancement of tumor growth depending upon different subtypes of adenosine receptors activation and type of cancer. Metabolism of adenosine-5'-triphosphate (ATP) and its derivatives including adenosine is dysregulated in the breast tumor microenvironment, supporting the role of this metabolite in the pathogenesis of breast cancer...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369077/differential-inhibition-of-activity-activation-and-gene-expression-of-mmp-9-in-thp-1-cells-by-azithromycin-and-minocycline-versus-bortezomib-a-comparative-study
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Jennifer Vandooren, Sofie Knoops, João L Aldinucci Buzzo, Lise Boon, Erik Martens, Ghislain Opdenakker, Elzbieta Kolaczkowska
Gelatinase B or matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) (EC 3.4.24.35) is increased in inflammatory processes and cancer, and is associated with disease progression. In part, this is due to MMP-9-mediated degradation of extracellular matrix, facilitating influx of leukocytes into inflamed tissues and invasion or metastasis of cancer cells. MMP-9 is produced as proMMP-9 and its propeptide is subsequently removed by other proteases to generate proteolytically active MMP-9. The significance of MMP-9 in pathologies triggered the development of specific inhibitors of this protease...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364000/anti-pd-l1-efficacy-can-be-enhanced-by-inhibition-of-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-with-a-selective-inhibitor-of-pi3k%C3%AE-%C3%AE
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Ruth J Davis, Ellen C Moore, Paul E Clavijo, Jay Friedman, Harrison A Cash, Zhong Chen, Christopher Silvin, Carter Van Waes, Clint T Allen
Checkpoint inhibitors are relatively inefficacious in head and neck cancers, despite an abundance of genetic alterations and a T cell-inflamed phenotype. One significant barrier to efficacy may be the recruitment of myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC) into the tumor microenvironment. Here we demonstrate functional inhibition of MDSC with IPI-145, an inhibitor of PI3Kδ and PI3Kγ isoforms which enhances responses to PD-L1 blockade. Combination therapy induced CD8+ T lymphocyte-dependent primary tumor growth delay and prolonged survival only in T cell-inflamed tumor models of head and neck cancers...
March 31, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358049/cxcr3-monocytes-macrophages-are-required-for-establishment-of-pulmonary-metastases
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Kiah L Butler, Eleanor Clancy-Thompson, David W Mullins
We present a new foundational role for CXCR3(+) monocytes/macrophages in the process of tumor engraftment in the lung. CXCR3 is associated with monocytic and lymphocytic infiltration of inflamed or tumor-bearing lung. Although the requirement for tumor-expressed CXCR3 in metastatic engraftment has been demonstrated, the role of monocyte-expressed CXCR3 had not been appreciated. In a murine model of metastatic-like melanoma, engraftment was coordinate with CXCR3(+) monocyte/macrophage accumulation in the lungs and was sensitive to pharmacologic inhibition of CXCR3 signaling...
March 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346430/il-17c-mediates-the-recruitment-of-tumor-associated-neutrophils-and-lung-tumor-growth
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C Jungnickel, L H Schmidt, L Bittigkoffer, L Wolf, A Wolf, F Ritzmann, A Kamyschnikow, C Herr, M D Menger, T Spieker, R Wiewrodt, R Bals, C Beisswenger
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with an increased risk for lung cancer and an aberrant microbiota of the lung. Microbial colonization contributes to chronic neutrophilic inflammation in COPD. Nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) is frequently found in lungs of stable COPD patients and is the major pathogen triggering exacerbations. The epithelial cytokine interleukin-17C (IL-17C) promotes the recruitment of neutrophils into inflamed tissues. The purpose of this study was to investigate the function of IL-17C in the pulmonary tumor microenvironment...
March 27, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344541/olfm4-kng1-and-sec24c-identified-by-proteomics-and-immunohistochemistry-as-potential-markers-of-early-colorectal-cancer-stages
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Florence Quesada-Calvo, Charlotte Massot, Virginie Bertrand, Rémi Longuespée, Noëlla Blétard, Joan Somja, Gabriel Mazzucchelli, Nicolas Smargiasso, Dominique Baiwir, Marie-Claire De Pauw-Gillet, Philippe Delvenne, Michel Malaise, Carla Coimbra Marques, Marc Polus, Edwin De Pauw, Marie-Alice Meuwis, Edouard Louis
BACKGROUND: Despite recent advances in colorectal cancer (CRC) diagnosis and population screening programs, the identification of patients with preneoplastic lesions or with early CRC stages remains challenging and is important for reducing CRC incidence and increasing patient's survival. METHODS: We analysed 76 colorectal tissue samples originated from early CRC stages, normal or inflamed mucosa by label-free proteomics. The characterisation of three selected biomarker candidates was performed by immunohistochemistry on an independent set of precancerous and cancerous lesions harbouring increasing CRC stages...
2017: Clinical Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323914/menopause-is-a-determinant-of-breast-aromatase-expression-and-its-associations-with-bmi-inflammation-and-systemic-markers
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Kristy A Brown, Neil M Iyengar, Xi Kathy Zhou, Ayca Gucalp, Kotha Subbaramaiah, Hanhan Wang, Dilip D Giri, Monica Morrow, Domenick J Falcone, Nils K Wendel, Lisle A Winston, Michael Pollak, Anneloor Dierickx, Clifford A Hudis, Andrew J Dannenberg
CONTEXT: Most estrogen-dependent breast cancers occur after menopause despite low levels of circulating estrogens. Breast expression of the estrogen-biosynthetic enzyme, aromatase, is proposed to drive breast cancer development after menopause. However, the effects of menopause on breast aromatase expression are unknown. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of menopause on breast aromatase expression in relation to body mass index (BMI), white adipose tissue inflammation (WATi) and systemic markers of metabolic dysfunction...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322389/alteration-of-pancreatic-carcinoma-and-promyeloblastic-cell-adhesion-in-liver-microvasculature-by-co-culture-of-hepatocytes-hepatic-stellate-cells-and-endothelial-cells-in-a-physiologically-relevant-model
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Mathieu Danoy, Marie Shinohara, Astia Rizki-Safitri, Dominique Collard, Vincent Senez, Yasuyuki Sakai
In vitro models of the liver microvasculature, especially with respect to cancer cell extravasation, should include not only endothelial and cancer cells but also surrounding cells to mimic the physiological situation. To this end, in the present study, we established a physiologically-relevant hierarchical co-culture model by stacking layers of primary rat hepatocytes (Hep), hepatic stellate cells embedded in collagen gel (LX-2) and endothelial cells (HUVECs) on a specially designed oxygen-permeable polydimethylsiloxane PDMS bottom plate...
April 18, 2017: Integrative Biology: Quantitative Biosciences From Nano to Macro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321344/pituitary-adenoma-and-hyperprolactinemia-accompanied-by-idiopathic-granulomatous-mastitis
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Sebahattin Destek, Vahit Onur Gul, Serkan Ahioglu, Kursat Rahmi Serin
Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis (IGM) is a rare chronic inflammatory disease of the breast, and its etiology remains not fully elucidated. IGM is observed more often in patients with autoimmune disease. Hyperprolactinemia is observed during pregnancy, lactation, and a history of oral contraceptive use. A 39-year-old patient with no history of oral contraceptive use presented with complaints such as redness, pain, and swelling in her left breast. Ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a suspicious inflamed mass lesion...
2017: Case Reports in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301579/a-novel-model-of-colitis-associated-cancer-in-samp1-yitfc-mice-with-crohn-s-disease-like-ileitis
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Paola Menghini, Luca Di Martino, Loris R Lopetuso, Daniele Corridoni, Joshua C Webster, Wei Xin, Kristen O Arseneau, Minh Lam, Theresa T Pizarro, Fabio Cominelli
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are at increased risk for developing colorectal cancer. Evidence suggests that colonic dysplasia and colitis-associated cancer (CAC) are often linked to repeated cycles of epithelial cell injury and repair in the context of chronic production of inflammatory cytokines. Several mouse models of CAC have been proposed, including chemical induction through exposure to dextran sulfate sodium (DSS) with the genotoxic agents azoxymethane (AOM), 1,2-dymethylhydrazine (DHM) or targeted genetic mutations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300057/combined-toll-like-receptor-3-7-9-deficiency-on-host-cells-results-in-t-cell-dependent-control-of-tumour-growth
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Johanna C Klein, Katrin Moses, Gennadiy Zelinskyy, Simon Sody, Jan Buer, Stephan Lang, Iris Helfrich, Ulf Dittmer, Carsten J Kirschning, Sven Brandau
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are located either on the cell surface or intracellularly in endosomes and their activation normally contributes to the induction of protective immune responses. However, in cancer their activation by endogenous ligands can modulate tumour progression. It is currently unknown how endosomal TLRs regulate endogenous anti-tumour immunity. Here we show that TLR3, 7 and 9 deficiencies on host cells, after initial tumour growth, result in complete tumour regression and induction of anti-tumour immunity...
March 16, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295534/mucin-rich-variant-of-traditional-serrated-adenoma-mrtsa-a-distinct-morphological-variant
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Sangeetha N Kalimuthu, Stefano Serra, Sara Hafezi-Bakhtiari, Richard Colling, Lai Mun Wang, Runjan Chetty
Traditional serrated adenomas (TSAs) account for 5% of serrated polyps, have villiform architecture, eosinophilic cells with a brush border and indented, flat-topped luminal serrations. However, some are composed of mucin-filled goblet cells (GC): a mucin-rich variant (MrTSA). The aim of this study was to determine if this variant has unique features compared to classic TSA (cTSA). 156 TSAs were retrieved from 2010-2016. Patient demographics, site of polyps, and 16 microscopic variables, were evaluated. TSAs containing 50% or more GCs were classified as MrTSAs...
March 13, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289089/molecular-pathways-oncologic-pathways-and-their-role-in-t-cell-exclusion-and-immune-evasion-a-new-role-for-the-axl-receptor-tyrosine-kinase
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Todd A Aguilera, Amato J Giaccia
With the clinical impact of CTLA-4 and PD-1/PD-L1 immune checkpoint therapies, widespread interest in cancer immunotherapy has been ignited. However, the rate and extent of clinical responses to approved therapies are limited and often non-existent in many solid tumors. This is partially because immune checkpoint therapies are most effective against T-cell inflamed tumors, and non-T-cell inflamed or T-cell excluded tumors remain a significant barrier. New strategies are needed to overcome immune resistance mechanisms that arise during tumor development which result in T-cell exclusion...
March 13, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288326/a-hybrid-approach-to-appendicitis-with-right-external-iliac-artery-pseudo-aneurysm-a-case-report
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Benjamin T Chandler, Evan J Ryer, Benjamin M Keyser, James R Elmore
INTRODUCTION: While acute appendicitis is a common surgical problem, the simultaneous occurrence of appendicitis and an infected iliac artery pseudoaneurysm is exceedingly rare. We report the successful treatment of an infected right external iliac artery pseudo aneurysm in the 1setting of acute appendicitis. PRESENTATION OF CASE: The patient is an 83-year-old male who presents with severe sepsis, right lower quadrant and right leg pain. Additional past medical history is significant for rectal cancer status post resection and radiation therapy in 1997...
March 4, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282455/dynamic-biochemical-tissue-analysis-detects-functional-l-selectin-ligands-on-colon-cancer-tissues
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Grady E Carlson, Eric W Martin, Venktesh S Shirure, Ramiro Malgor, Vicente A Resto, Douglas J Goetz, Monica M Burdick
A growing body of evidence suggests that L-selectin ligands presented on circulating tumor cells facilitate metastasis by binding L-selectin presented on leukocytes. Commonly used methods for detecting L-selectin ligands on tissues, e.g., immunostaining, are performed under static, no-flow conditions. However, such analysis does not assay for functional L-selectin ligands, specifically those ligands that promote adhesion under shear flow conditions. Recently our lab developed a method, termed dynamic biochemical tissue analysis (DBTA), to detect functional selectin ligands in situ by probing tissues with L-selectin-coated microspheres under hemodynamic flow conditions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258690/tam-receptor-tyrosine-kinases-as-emerging-targets-of-innate-immune-checkpoint-blockade-for-cancer-therapy
#18
REVIEW
Yemsratch T Akalu, Carla V Rothlin, Sourav Ghosh
Cancer immunotherapy utilizing T-cell checkpoint inhibitors has shown tremendous clinical success. Yet, this mode of treatment is effective in only a subset of patients. Unresponsive patients tend to have non-T-cell-inflamed tumors that lack markers associated with the activation of adaptive anti-tumor immune responses. Notably, elimination of cancer cells by T cells is critically dependent on the optimal activity of innate immune cells. Therefore, identifying new targets that regulate innate immune cell function and promote the engagement of adaptive tumoricidal responses is likely to lead to the development of improved therapies against cancer...
March 2017: Immunological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246564/false-positive-findings-on-i-131-wbs-and-spect-ct-in-patients-with-history-of-thyroid-cancer-case-series
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Zeina C Hannoush, Juan D Palacios, Russ A Kuker, Sabina Casula
Introduction. Although whole body scan (WBS) with I-131 is a highly sensitive tool for detecting normal thyroid tissue and metastasis of differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC), it is not specific. Additional information, provided by single photon emission computed tomography combined with X-ray computed tomography (SPECT/CT) and by the serum thyroglobulin level, is extremely useful for the interpretation of findings. Case Presentation. We report four cases of false positive WBS in patients with DTC: ovarian uptake corresponding to an endometrioma, scrotal uptake due to a spermatocele, rib-cage uptake due to an old fracture, and hepatic and renal uptake secondary to a granuloma and simple cyst, respectively...
2017: Case Reports in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242418/revisiting-structure-property-relationship-of-ph-responsive-polymers-for-drug-delivery-applications
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REVIEW
Salime Bazban-Shotorbani, Mohammad Mahdi Hasani-Sadrabadi, Akbar Karkhaneh, Vahid Serpooshan, Karl I Jacob, Alireza Moshaverinia, Morteza Mahmoudi
pH-responsive polymers contain ionic functional groups as pendants in their structure. The total number of charged groups on polymer chains determines the overall response of the system to changes in the external pH. This article reviews various pH-responsive polymers classified as polyacids (e.g., carboxylic acid based polymers, sulfonamides, anionic polysaccharides, and anionic polypeptides) and polybases (e.g., polyamines, pyridine and imidazole containing polymers, cationic polysaccharides, and cationic polypeptides)...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
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