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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731972/kir2dl2-combined-with-hla-c1-confers-risk-of-hepatitis-c-virus-related-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-younger-patients
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Hiromi Saito, Takeji Umemura, Satoru Joshita, Tomoo Yamazaki, Naoyuki Fujimori, Takefumi Kimura, Michiharu Komatsu, Akihiro Matsumoto, Eiji Tanaka, Masao Ota
Killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIRs) are involved in the activation and inhibition of natural killer cells. Although combinations of KIRs and HLA have been associated with spontaneous and treatment-induced clearance of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, their roles are not fully understood in the context of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) development. We enrolled 787 consecutive patients with chronic HCV infection, which included 174 cases of HCC, and 325 healthy subjects to clarify the involvement of HLA-Bw and C, KIRs, and major histocompatibility complex class I chain-related gene A (MICA) gene polymorphisms (rs2596542 and rs1051792) in chronic HCV infection and HCV-related HCC...
April 13, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721164/novel-therapeutic-features-of-disulfiram-against-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-with-inhibitory-effects-on-a-disintegrin-and-metalloproteinase-10
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Kaku Goto, Jun Arai, Anthony Stephanou, Naoya Kato
Our previous genome-wide association study identified the anti-tumor ligand MHC class I polypeptide-related sequence A ( MICA ) as a susceptibility gene for hepatitis C virus-induced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We subsequently proved that pharmacological restoration of membrane-bound MICA in HCC cells boosted natural killer cell-mediated anti-cancer effects, confirming that a MICA sheddase, a disintegrin and metalloproteinase 10 (ADAM10), is a therapeutic target. We here searched for approved drugs with inhibitory effects on ADAM10 in vitro , and the anti-alcoholism agent, disulfiram, was identified...
April 10, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29708080/immunohistochemical-observation-of-local-inflammatory-cell-infiltration-in-the-host-tissue-reaction-site-of-human-hydatid-cysts
#3
R Jafari, B Sanei, A Baradaran, M Kolahdouzan, B Bagherpour, H Yousofi Darani
The aim of this study was to evaluate the pattern of local immune cell infiltration in human cystic echinococcosis (CE) by identifying the subtypes of immune cells using immunohistochemistry (IHC). Fifty surgically removed hydatid cyst samples and surrounding tissues were collected from patients referred to Al-Zahra Hospital, Isfahan, Iran. IHC was performed on the surrounding host tissue of hydatid cysts using anti-human CD3, CD19, CD8, CD4, CD68, CD56, Ki-67 and Foxp3 (forkhead box P3) antibodies. The results were then compared to hepatocellular carcinoma and chronic hepatitis...
April 30, 2018: Journal of Helminthology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623561/nkt-cells-in-liver-diseases
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REVIEW
Shasha Zhu, Huimin Zhang, Li Bai
Natural killer T cells are innate-like and tissue-resident lymphocytes, which recognize lipid antigens and are enriched in the liver. Natural killer T cells play important roles in infections, tumors, autoimmune diseases, and metabolic diseases. In this study, we summarize recent findings on biology of natural killer T cells and their roles in hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus infection, autoimmune liver diseases, alcoholic liver disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and hepatocellular carcinoma...
April 6, 2018: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601672/mri-guided-interventional-natural-killer-cell-delivery-for-liver-tumor-treatment
#5
Zhanliang Su, Xifu Wang, Linfeng Zheng, Tianchu Lyu, Matteo Figini, Bin Wang, Daniel Procissi, Junjie Shangguan, Chong Sun, Liang Pan, Lei Qin, Bin Zhang, Yury Velichko, Riad Salem, Vahid Yaghmai, Andrew C Larson, Zhuoli Zhang
While natural killer (NK) cell-based adoptive transfer immunotherapy (ATI) provides only modest clinical success in cancer patients. This study was hypothesized that MRI-guided transcatheter intra-hepatic arterial (IHA) infusion permits local delivery to liver tumors to improve outcomes during NK-based ATI in a rat model of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Mouse NK cells were labeled with clinically applicable iron nanocomplexes. Twenty rat HCC models were assigned to three groups: transcatheter IHA saline infusion as the control group, transcatheter IHA NK infusion group, and intravenous (IV) NK infusion group...
March 30, 2018: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29581297/inhibition-of-enhancer-of-zeste-homolog-2-ezh2-induces-natural-killer-cell-mediated-eradication-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
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Suresh Bugide, Michael R Green, Narendra Wajapeyee
Natural killer (NK) cell-mediated tumor cell eradication could inhibit tumor initiation and progression. However, the factors that regulate NK cell-mediated cancer cell eradication remain unclear. We determined that hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells exhibit transcriptional down-regulation of NK group 2D (NKG2D) ligands and are largely resistant to NK cell-mediated eradication. Because the down-regulation of NKG2D ligands occurred at the transcriptional level, we tested 32 chemical inhibitors of epigenetic regulators for their ability to re-express NKG2D ligands and enhance HCC cell eradication by NK cells and found that Enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2) was a transcriptional repressor of NKG2D ligands...
April 10, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29568203/role-of-relevant-immune-modulators-and-cytokines-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-premalignant-hepatic-lesions
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Abdel-Rahman N Zekri, Somaya El Deeb, Abeer A Bahnassy, Abeer M Badr, Mona S Abdellateif, Gamal Esmat, Hosny Salama, Marwa Mohanad, Ahmed Esam El-Dien, Shimaa Rabah, Assmaa Abd Elkader
AIM: To assess the levels of different immune modulators in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), in relation to other hepatic diseases. METHODS: Eighty-eight patients were included in the current study and represented patients with HCC (20), liver cirrhosis (28) and chronic hepatitis (CH; 25), and normal controls (NC; 15). Peripheral blood was isolated for immunophenotyping of active myeloid dendritic cells (mDCs; CD1c and CD40), mature inactive myeloid cells (CD1c and HLA), active plasmacytoid cells (pDCs; CD303 and CD40), mature inactive pDCs (CD30 and HLA), active natural killer (NK) cells (CD56 and CD161), active NK cells (CD56 and CD314) and inactive NK cells (CD56 and CD158) was done by flow cytometry...
March 21, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29533981/nano-pulse-stimulation-ablates-orthotopic-rat-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-induces-innate-and-adaptive-memory-immune-mechanisms-that-prevent-recurrence
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Brittany P Lassiter, Siqi Guo, Stephen J Beebe
Nano-pulse stimulation (NPS), previously called nsPEFs, induced a vaccine-like effect after ablation of orthotopic N1-S1 hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), protecting rats from subsequent challenges with N1-S1 cells. To determine immunity, immune cell phenotypes were analyzed in naïve, treated and protected rats. NPS provides a positive, post-ablation immuno-therapeutic outcome by alleviating immunosuppressive T regulatory cells (Treg) in the tumor microenvironment (TME), allowing dendritic cell influx and inducing dynamic changes in natural killer cells (NKs), NKT-cells and T-lymphocytes in blood, spleen and liver...
March 13, 2018: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339014/development-of-gpc3-specific-chimeric-antigen-receptor-engineered-natural-killer-cells-for-the-treatment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#9
Min Yu, Hong Luo, Mingliang Fan, Xiuqi Wu, Bizhi Shi, Shengmeng Di, Ying Liu, Zeyan Pan, Hua Jiang, Zonghai Li
Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-modified natural killer (NK) cells represent a promising immunotherapeutic modality for cancer treatment. However, their potential utilities have not been explored in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Glypian-3 (GPC3) is a rational immunotherapeutic target for HCC. In this study, we developed GPC3-specific NK cells and explored their potential in the treatment of HCC. The NK-92/9.28.z cell line was established by engineering NK-92, a highly cytotoxic NK cell line with second-generation GPC3-specific CAR...
February 7, 2018: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331106/kbtbd2-inhibits-the-cytotoxic-activity-of-immortalized-nk-cells-through-down-regulating-mtor-signaling-in-a-mouse-hepatocellular-carcinoma-model
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Kai Dai, Yabing Huang, Zubing Chen, Xiaomei Sun, Lihua Yang, Yingan Jiang
Natural killer cell (NK cell)-based immunotherapy is a promising therapeutic strategy for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the regulation of NK cell function in the tumor sites are not completely elucidated. In this study, we identified the enhanced expression of kelch repeat and BTB (POZ) domain containing 2 (Kbtbd2) in intratumoral NK cells in a mouse HCC implantation model as a negative regulator of NK cells. To investigate this interaction, we used a Tet-on inducible expression system to control Kbtbd2 expression in an immortalized mouse NK cell line KIL C...
April 2018: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163709/the-anti-hepatocellular-carcinoma-activity-of-mel-p15-is-mediated-by-natural-killer-cells
#11
Tao Xu, Tongxing Cui, Lipan Peng, Shuai Kong, Jianqiang Zou, Xingsong Tian
Mel-P15 is a peptide derived from melittin, the main toxic component in the venom of the European honeybee Apis mellifera . In the present study, the antitumor effects of Mel-P15 and the underlying molecular mechanisms of these effects in vivo were investigated. Mel-P15 directly stimulated natural killer (NK) cell cytotoxicity in vitro , which was increased to 55.45% at a 4 µg/ml dose of Mel-P15. In the mouse liver cancer (H22) xenograft mice model, Mel-P15 suppressed tumor growth in vivo ; the tumor inhibitory rate was 61...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156047/immunopathogenesis-of-hepatitis-b-virus
#12
Tai-Chung Tseng, Li-Rung Huang
Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a global public health issue. There are >250 million people chronically infected with HBV, and these chronic carriers are at high risk of developing end-stage liver diseases and hepatocellular carcinoma. Patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) usually acquire the virus perinatally, while most patients infected during adulthood develop acute hepatitis B (AHB), which usually results in viral clearance. HBV infection is noncytopathic, and liver injury is mostly contributed by host immune responses...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149205/kir-content-genotypes-associate-with-carriage-of-hepatitis-b-surface-antigen-e-antigen-and-hbv-viral-load-in-gambians
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Louis-Marie Yindom, Maimuna Mendy, Christopher Bodimeade, Caroline Chambion, Peter Aka, Hilton C Whittle, Sarah L Rowland-Jones, Robert Walton
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) causes over 800,000 deaths worldwide annually, mainly in low income countries, and incidence is rising rapidly in the developed world with the spread of hepatitis B (HBV) and C (HCV) viruses. Natural Killer (NK) cells protect against viral infections and tumours by killing abnormal cells recognised by Killer-cell Immunoglobulin-like Receptors (KIR). Thus genes and haplotypes encoding these receptors may be important in determining both outcome of initial hepatitis infection and subsequent chronic liver disease and tumour formation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115974/stat3-blocked-whole-cell-hepatoma-vaccine-induces-cellular-and-humoral-immune-response-against-hcc
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Qiuju Han, Yaqun Wang, Min Pang, Jian Zhang
BACKGROUND: Whole-cell tumor vaccines have shown much promise; however, only limited success has been achieved for the goal of eliciting robust tumor-specific T-cell responses. METHODS: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells, H22 and Hepa1-6, were modified by blocking the STAT3 signaling pathway with a STAT3 decoy oligodeoxynucleotide, and the immunogenicity and possibility of using these cell lysates as a vaccine were evaluated. RESULTS: STAT3-blocked whole HCC cell lysates inhibited tumor growth and tumorigenesis, and prolonged the survival of tumor-bearing mice...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962171/role-of-natural-killer-cells-in-liver-transplantation-treatment-of-liver-cancer
#15
Wenbin Ji, Jin Chen, Yuche Mi, Guiliang Wang, Xinjiang Xu, Weizheng Wang
Liver cancer caused by diet or life style is a significant public health problem. Liver transplantation (LT) is a commonly used method of treatment for the liver cancer. The present study aimed to determine whether assessing the net state of natural killer (NK) cell function following LT distinguishes patients at risk for transplantation rejection. A total of 53 patients were involved; all underwent LT for hepatocellular carcinoma with (n=13) or without (n=40) transplantation rejection. The density of interferon-γ (IFN-γ) in blood serum was examined and patients were divided into two groups: Higher (H) and lower (L), on the basis of IFN-γ density...
September 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871002/trichostatin-a-sensitizes-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-to-enhanced-nk-cell-mediated-killing-by-regulating-immune-related-genes
#16
Sangsu Shin, Miok Kim, Seon-Jin Lee, Kang-Seo Park, Chang Hoon Lee
BACKGROUND/AIM: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the second leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. The ability of HCC to avoid immune detection is considered one of the main factors making it difficult to cure. Abnormal histone deacetylation is thought to be one of the mechanisms for HCC immune escape, making histone deacetylases (HDACs) attractive targets for HCC treatment. Here, we investigated the effect of trichostatin A (TSA), a highly potent HDAC inhibitor, on HCC (HepG2) gene expression and function...
September 2017: Cancer Genomics & Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780700/natural-killer-cells-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-current-status-and-perspectives-for-future-immunotherapeutic-approaches
#17
REVIEW
Min Yu, Zonghai Li
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is currently the fifth most common malignancy and the third leading cause of cancer-related mortalities worldwide. In the last few years, treatments for HCC have significantly improved from a mere surgical resection to a series of minimally invasive therapies and targeted drugs. However, recurrence frequently occurs even upon curative therapeutics, and drug therapies generally produce disappointing results, with the overall prognosis dismal. This challenging clinical scenario warrants new effective and life-prolonging strategies for patients with HCC...
August 5, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747084/mir-615-5p-depresses-natural-killer-cells-cytotoxicity-through-repressing-igf-1r-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patients
#18
Mai Atef Rahmoon, Rana Ahmed Youness, Asmaa Ibrahim Gomaa, Mohamed Tarif Hamza, Imam Waked, Hend Mohamed El Tayebi, Ahmed Ihab Abdelaziz
miR-615-5p was characterized by our group as a tumour suppressor. IGF-1 R activates a downstream signalling pathway, well characterized in liver cells, however, its role in immunity especially Natural Killer cells (NKs) remains vague. This study aimed at investigating the regulatory role of miR-615-5p on IGF signalling and its impact on NKs cytotoxicity in HCC. Our results showed an upregulation in miR-615-5p and IGF-1 R in NKs of 130 HCC patients compared to 35 controls. Forcing the expression of miR-615-5p, repressed IGF-IR, attenuated NKs cytotoxicity, decreased CD56(dim), increased CD56(bright) NK subsets and reduced the cytotoxic markers NKG2D, TNF-α and perforins...
July 27, 2017: Growth Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674001/delineation-of-an-immunosuppressive-gradient-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-using-high-dimensional-proteomic-and-transcriptomic-analyses
#19
Valerie Chew, Liyun Lai, Lu Pan, Chun Jye Lim, Juntao Li, Raymond Ong, Camillus Chua, Jing Yao Leong, Kiat Hon Lim, Han Chong Toh, Ser Yee Lee, Chung Yip Chan, Brian K P Goh, Alexander Chung, Pierce K H Chow, Salvatore Albani
The recent development of immunotherapy as a cancer treatment has proved effective over recent years, but the precise dynamics between the tumor microenvironment (TME), nontumor microenvironment (NTME), and the systemic immune system remain elusive. Here, we interrogated these compartments in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) using high-dimensional proteomic and transcriptomic analyses. By time-of-flight mass cytometry, we found that the TME was enriched in regulatory T cells (Tregs), tissue resident memory CD8(+) T cells (TRMs), resident natural killer cells (NKRs), and tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs)...
July 18, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617830/on-treatment-decrease-of-nkg2d-correlates-to-early-emergence-of-clinically-evident-hepatocellular-carcinoma-after-interferon-free-therapy-for-chronic-hepatitis-c
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Po-Sung Chu, Nobuhiro Nakamoto, Nobuhito Taniki, Keisuke Ojiro, Takeru Amiya, Yuko Makita, Hiroko Murata, Akihiro Yamaguchi, Shunsuke Shiba, Rei Miyake, Tadashi Katayama, Aya Ugamura, Akihiko Ikura, Karin Takeda, Hirotoshi Ebinuma, Hidetsugu Saito, Takanori Kanai
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Interferon (IFN)- free direct antiviral agents (DAAs) with rapid HCV eradication might evoke immunological reconstitutions, and some early recurrences of HCC after IFN-free DAAs have been reported. This study aimed to investigate whether natural killer group 2, member D (NKG2D) predicts early emergence of HCC after IFN-free DAAs. METHODS: We conducted a clinical practice-based observational study of 101 patients infected with genotype 1 HCV who received IFN-free (DAAs), and stratified them into those who did or did not develop early (i...
2017: PloS One
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