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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634034/absence-of-%C3%AE-chain-in-keratinocytes-alters-chemokine-secretion-resulting-in-reduced-immune-cell-recruitment
#1
Karolin Nowak, Daniela Linzner, Adrian J Thrasher, Paul F Lambert, Wei Li Di, Siobhan O Burns
Loss of function mutations in the common gamma (γc) chain cytokine receptor subunit give rise to severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) characterised by lack of T and natural killer cells and infant death from infection. Haematopoietic stem cell transplantation or gene therapy offer cure but despite successful replacement of lymphoid immune lineages a long-term risk of severe cutaneous human papilloma virus (HPV) infections persists, possibly related to persistent γc-deficiency in other cell types. Here we demonstrate that keratinocytes, the only cell type directly infected by HPV, express functional γc and its co-receptors...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633670/preclinical-anti-myeloma-activity-of-edo-s101-a-new-bendamustine-derived-molecule-with-added-hdaci-activity-through-potent-dna-damage-induction-and-impairment-of-dna-repair
#2
Ana-Alicia López-Iglesias, Ana B Herrero, Marta Chesi, Laura San-Segundo, Lorena González-Méndez, Susana Hernández-García, Irena Misiewicz-Krzeminska, Dalia Quwaider, Montserrat Martín-Sánchez, Daniel Primo, Teresa Paíno, P Leif Bergsagel, Thomas Mehrling, Marcos González-Díaz, Jesús F San-Miguel, María-Victoria Mateos, Norma C Gutiérrez, Mercedes Garayoa, Enrique M Ocio
BACKGROUND: Despite recent advances in the treatment of multiple myeloma (MM), the prognosis of most patients remains poor, and resistance to traditional and new drugs frequently occurs. EDO-S101 is a novel therapeutic agent conceived as the fusion of a histone deacetylase inhibitor radical to bendamustine, with the aim of potentiating its alkylating activity. METHODS: The efficacy of EDO-S101 was evaluated in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo, alone, and in combination with standard anti-myeloma agents...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632753/mait-cells-launch-a-rapid-robust-and-distinct-hyperinflammatory-response-to-bacterial-superantigens-and-quickly-acquire-an-anergic-phenotype-that-impedes-their-cognate-antimicrobial-function-defining-a-novel-mechanism-of-superantigen-induced-immunopathology
#3
Christopher R Shaler, Joshua Choi, Patrick T Rudak, Arash Memarnejadian, Peter A Szabo, Mauro E Tun-Abraham, Jamie Rossjohn, Alexandra J Corbett, James McCluskey, John K McCormick, Olivier Lantz, Roberto Hernandez-Alejandro, S M Mansour Haeryfar
Superantigens (SAgs) are potent exotoxins secreted by Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes. They target a large fraction of T cell pools to set in motion a "cytokine storm" with severe and sometimes life-threatening consequences typically encountered in toxic shock syndrome (TSS). Given the rapidity with which TSS develops, designing timely and truly targeted therapies for this syndrome requires identification of key mediators of the cytokine storm's initial wave. Equally important, early host responses to SAgs can be accompanied or followed by a state of immunosuppression, which in turn jeopardizes the host's ability to combat and clear infections...
June 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626778/single-cell-based-vector-tracing-in-patients-with-ada-scid-treated-with-stem-cell-gene-therapy
#4
Yuka Igarashi, Toru Uchiyama, Tomoko Minegishi, Sirirat Takahashi, Nobuyuki Watanabe, Toshinao Kawai, Masafumi Yamada, Tadashi Ariga, Masafumi Onodera
Clinical improvement in stem cell gene therapy (SCGT) for primary immunodeficiencies depends on the engraftment levels of genetically corrected cells, and tracing the transgene in each hematopoietic lineage is therefore extremely important in evaluating the efficacy of SCGT. We established a single cell-based droplet digital PCR (sc-ddPCR) method consisting of the encapsulation of a single cell into each droplet, followed by emulsion PCR with primers and probes specific for the transgene. A fluorescent signal in a droplet indicates the presence of a single cell carrying the target gene in its genome, and this system can clearly determine the ratio of transgene-positive cells in the entire population at the genomic level...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Methods & Clinical Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623751/epilepsy-and-stigmatization-in-turkey
#5
Ozge Doganavsargil-Baysal, Buket Cinemre, Yesim Senol, Ebru Barcin, Zehra Gokmen
Patients with epilepsy experience stigmatization quite often. Studies investigating stigmatization perceived by patients with epilepsy in Turkey are limited in number. In this study, we aimed to understand the relationship between stigmatization and psychopathology and also to identify the effects of stigmatization on the quality of life in epilepsy. Patients completed a socio-demographical data form and epilepsy information form. They were evaluated in terms of psychiatric diagnosis using SCID I and they were asked to complete SCL-90 R, Epilepsy Stigmatization Scale and SF 36...
June 14, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623282/a-nationwide-study-of-severe-and-protracted-diarrhoea-in-patients-with-primary-immunodeficiency-diseases
#6
Wen-I Lee, Chien-Chang Chen, Tang-Her Jaing, Liang-Shiou Ou, Chuen Hsueh, Jing-Long Huang
Diarrhoea lasting longer than 14 days and failing to respond to conventional management is defined as severe and protracted diarrhoea (SD). In this study, we investigated the prevalence, pathogens and prognosis of SD in primary immunodeficiency diseases (PIDs). Among 246 patients with predominantly paediatric-onset PIDs from 2003-2015, 21 [Btk (six), IL2RG (four), WASP, CD40L, gp91 (three each), gp47, RAG2 (one each)] and five [CVID (four), SCID (one)] without identified mutations had SD before prophylactic treatment...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623128/targeting-pi3k-akt-mtor-by-ly3023414-inhibits-human-skin-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cell-growth-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#7
Ying Zou, Minggai Ge, Xuemin Wang
Abnormal activation of PI3K-AKT-mTOR signaling is detected in human skin squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). LY3023414 is a novel, potent, and orally bio-available PI3K-AKT-mTOR inhibitor. Its activity against human skin SCC cells was tested. We demonstrated that LY3023414 was cytotoxic when added to established (A431 line) and primary (patient-derived) human skin SCC cells. LY3023414 induced G0/1-S arrest and inhibited proliferation of skin SCC cells. Moreover, LY3023414 induced activation of caspase-3/-9 and apoptosis in skin SCC cells...
June 13, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622397/looking-for-the-most-suitable-orthotopic-retinoblastoma-mouse-model-in-order-to-characterize-the-tumoral-development
#8
Stéphanie Lemaitre, Florent Poyer, Sergio Marco, Paul Fréneaux, François Doz, Isabelle Aerts, Laurence Desjardins, Nathalie Cassoux, Carole D Thomas
Purpose: Because retinoblastoma therapies have many adverse effects, new approaches must be developed and evaluated on animal models. We describe orthotopic xenograft models of retinoblastoma using different strains of mice, suitable for this purpose. Methods: Human retinoblastoma tumors were established on immunodeficient mice by subcutaneous engraftment of tumors from enucleated eyes. The orthotopic model was obtained by subretinal injections of suspension cells into the right eye of immunodeficient (Swiss-nude, severe combined immunodeficiency [SCID]) and immunocompetent mice (C57BL/6N, B6Albino)...
June 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620377/anti-double-stranded-dna-igg-participates-in-renal-fibrosis-through-suppressing-the-suppressor-of-cytokine-signaling-1-signals
#9
Ping Wang, Jie Yang, Fang Tong, Zhaoyang Duan, Xingyin Liu, Linlin Xia, Ke Li, Yumin Xia
Suppressor of cytokine signaling 1 (SOCS1) participates in renal fibrosis by downregulating Janus kinase 2 (JAK2)/signal transducer and activator of transcription 1 (STAT1)-mediated cytokine signaling. Recently, it was found that anti-double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) IgG induces the synthesis of profibrotic cytokines by renal cells. To explore the potential effect of anti-dsDNA IgG on SOCS1-mediated renal fibrosis, kidney tissues were collected from patients with lupus nephritis (LN) as well as MRL/lpr lupus-prone mice...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620237/lea29y-expression-in-transgenic-neonatal-porcine-islet-like-cluster-promotes-long-lasting-xenograft-survival-in-humanized-mice-without-immunosuppressive-therapy
#10
L Wolf-van Buerck, M Schuster, F S Oduncu, A Baehr, T Mayr, S Guethoff, J Abicht, B Reichart, N Klymiuk, E Wolf, J Seissler
Genetically engineered pigs are a promising source for islet cell transplantation in type 1 diabetes, but the strong human anti-pig immune response prevents its successful clinical application. Here we studied the efficacy of neonatal porcine islet-like cell clusters (NPICCs) overexpressing LEA29Y, a high-affinity variant of the T cell co-stimulation inhibitor CTLA-4Ig, to engraft and restore normoglycemia after transplantation into streptozotocin-diabetic NOD-SCID IL2rγ(-/-) (NSG) mice stably reconstituted with a human immune system...
June 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620142/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-rrx-001-pharmacodynamics-in-preclinical-tumors
#11
Natarajan Raghunand, Jan Scicinski, Gerald P Guntle, Bhumasamudram Jagadish, Eugene A Mash, Elizabeth Bruckheimer, Bryan Oronsky, Ronald L Korn
RRx-001 is an anticancer agent that subjects cancer cells to reactive oxygen/nitrogen species (ROS/RNS) and acts as an epigenetic modifier. We have used a thiol-bearing MRI contrast agent, Gd-LC7-SH, to investigate the pharmacodynamics of RRx-001 in CHP-100 Ewing's Sarcoma, HT-29 colorectal carcinoma, and PANC-1 pancreatic carcinoma xenografts in SCID mice. Binding of Gd-LC7-SH to the Cys34 residue on plasma albumin prolongs retention in the tumor microenvironment and increases tumor enhancement on MRI. Mice were imaged by MRI and in vivo T1 maps acquired 50 min (T150 min) after injection of 0...
June 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618224/design-synthesis-and-structure-activity-relationship-of-tetrahydropyrido-4-3-d-pyrimidine-derivatives-as-potent-smoothened-antagonists-with-in-vivo-activity
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Wenfeng Lu, Yongqiang Liu, Haikuo Ma, Jiyue Zheng, Sheng Tian, Zhijian Sun, Lusong Luo, Jiajun Li, Hongjian Zhang, Zeng-Jie Yang, Xiaohu Zhang
Medulloblastoma is one of the most prevalent brain tumors in children. Aberrant hedgehog (Hh) pathway signaling is thought to be involved in the initiation and development of medulloblastoma. Vismodegib, the first FDA-approved cancer therapy based on inhibition of aberrant hedgehog signaling, targets smoothened (Smo), a G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) central to the Hh pathway. Although vismodegib exhibits promising therapeutic efficacy in tumor treatment, concerns have been raised from its non-linear pharmacokinetic (PK) profiles at high doses partly due to low aqueous solubility...
June 15, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617827/nog-hil-4-tg-a-new-humanized-mouse-model-for-producing-tumor-antigen-specific-igg-antibody-by-peptide-vaccination
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Yoshie Kametani, Ikumi Katano, Asuka Miyamoto, Yusuke Kikuchi, Ryoji Ito, Yukari Muguruma, Banri Tsuda, Sonoko Habu, Yutaka Tokuda, Kiyoshi Ando, Mamoru Ito
Immunodeficient mice transplanted with human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) are promising tools to evaluate human immune responses to vaccines. However, these mice usually develop severe graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), which makes estimation of antigen-specific IgG production after antigen immunization difficult. To evaluate antigen-specific IgG responses in PBMC-transplanted immunodeficient mice, we developed a novel NOD/Shi-scid-IL2rγnull (NOG) mouse strain that systemically expresses the human IL-4 gene (NOG-hIL-4-Tg)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617554/the-study-on-specific-umbilical-blood-dc-vaccine-for-beige-nude-mice-loaded-human-colorectal-carcinoma-to-induce-anti-tumor-immunity
#14
Z-X Fu, J-S Han, F Liu, Z-L Zhao, D-B Li, L Shi, J-T Dong, Y Zhou, J-H Cai
OBJECTIVE: This study is to observe the immunosuppression of CD137L transfected umbilical blood Dcs (Dendritic cell) vaccine to tumor development of SCID/ Beige nude mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Samples of umbilical blood in the childbirth pregnant women were collected by density gradient centrifugation. Umbilical cord blood dendritic cells (Dcs) were transfected by specific CD137L via LipofectamineTM method and cells were harvested. Meanwhile, the peripheral blood of volunteers was collected to isolate Dcs, the Dcs were cultured for 5 days and hatched with SW-1116 cells antigen...
May 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615297/disruption-of-aneuploidy-and-senescence-induced-by-aurora-inhibition-promotes-intrinsic-apoptosis-in-double-hit-or-double-expressor-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphomas
#15
Daruka Mahadevan, Shariful Islam, Wenqing Qi, Carla Morales, Laurence Cooke, Catherine Spier, Eric Weterings
Double Hit (DH) or Double Expressor (DE) diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) are aggressive Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas (NHLs) with translocations and/or over-expressions of MYC and BCL-2, that are difficult to treat. Aurora kinase (AK) inhibition with alisertib in DH/DE-DLBCL induces cell death in ~30%, while ~70% are aneuploid and senescent cells (AASCs), a mitotic escape mechanism contributing to drug resistance. These AASCs elaborated a high metabolic rate by increased AKT/mTOR and ERK/MAPK activity via BTK signaling through the chronic active B-cell receptor (BCR) pathway...
June 14, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606997/hpv-e7-induces-chemotherapy-mediated-tumor-suppression-by-ceramide-dependent-mitophagy
#16
Raquela J Thomas, Natalia Oleinik, Shanmugam Panneer Selvam, Silvia G Vaena, Mohammed Dany, Rose N Nganga, Ryan Depalma, Kyla D Baron, Jisun Kim, Zdzislaw M Szulc, Besim Ogretmen
Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is linked to improved survival in response to chemo-radiotherapy for patients with oropharynx head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). However, mechanisms involved in increased HNSCC cell death by HPV signaling in response to therapy are largely unknown. Here, using molecular, pharmacologic and genetic tools, we show that HPV early protein 7 (E7) enhances ceramide-mediated lethal mitophagy in response to chemotherapy-induced cellular stress in HPV-positive HNSCC cells by selectively targeting retinoblastoma protein (RB)...
June 12, 2017: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603745/lentivector-iterations-and-pre-clinical-scale-up-toxicity-testing-targeting-mobilized-cd34-cells-for-correction-of-fabry-disease
#17
Ju Huang, Aneal Khan, Bryan C Au, Dwayne L Barber, Lucía López-Vásquez, Nicole L Prokopishyn, Michel Boutin, Michael Rothe, Jack W Rip, Mona Abaoui, Murtaza S Nagree, Shaalee Dworski, Axel Schambach, Armand Keating, Michael L West, John Klassen, Patricia V Turner, Sandra Sirrs, C Anthony Rupar, Christiane Auray-Blais, Ronan Foley, Jeffrey A Medin
Fabry disease is a rare lysosomal storage disorder (LSD). We designed multiple recombinant lentivirus vectors (LVs) and tested their ability to engineer expression of human α-galactosidase A (α-gal A) in transduced Fabry patient CD34(+) hematopoietic cells. We further investigated the safety and efficacy of a clinically directed vector, LV/AGA, in both ex vivo cell culture studies and animal models. Fabry mice transplanted with LV/AGA-transduced hematopoietic cells demonstrated α-gal A activity increases and lipid reductions in multiple tissues at 6 months after transplantation...
June 16, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Methods & Clinical Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600223/-nano-in-nano-hybrid-liposomes-increase-target-specificity-and-gene-silencing-efficiency-in-breast-cancer-induced-scid-mice
#18
Dhiraj Bhavsar, Krishnakumar Subramanian, Swaminathan Sethuraman, Uma Maheswari Krishnan
Gene silencing has immense potential in the treatment of cancer. However, enhancement of its efficiency requires the development of specifically targeted and safe carrier systems. Cationic carriers are generally limited by their immunogenicity. Hence, in this study, we report hybrid liposomes encapsulating Poly (L-lysine)-siRNA complex to silence epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM), highly expressed in epithelial cancers. The hybrid liposomes LL1 (Egg PC:DSPE-PEG, 10:0) and hybrid immunoliposomes LL2 (Egg PC:DSPE-PEG, 8:2) linked with EpCAM antibody as the targeting ligand showed an encapsulation efficiency of 70% and 86%, respectively...
June 6, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597365/a-novel-pathogenic-frameshift-variant-of-cd3e-gene-in-two-t-b-nk-scid-patients-from-turkey
#19
Sinem Firtina, Yuk Yin Ng, Ozden Hatirnaz Ng, Serdar Nepesov, Osman Yesilbas, Meltem Kilercik, Nihan Burtecene, Suzan Cinar, Yildiz Camcioglu, Ugur Ozbek, Muge Sayitoglu
Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) is the most severe form of primary immunodeficiency, which is characterized by the dysfunction and/or absence of T lymphocytes. Early diagnosis of SCID is crucial for overall survival, and if it remains untreated, SCID is often fatal. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) has become a rapid, high-throughput technology, and has already been proven to be beneficial in medical diagnostics. In this study, a targeted NGS panel was developed to identify the genetic variations of SCID by using SmartChip-TE technology, and a novel pathogenic frameshift variant was found in the CD3E gene...
June 9, 2017: Immunogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597144/multicolor-flow-cytometry-for-the-diagnosis-of-primary-immunodeficiency-diseases
#20
Takehiro Takashima, Miko Okamura, Tzu-Wen Yeh, Tsubasa Okano, Motoi Yamashita, Keisuke Tanaka, Akihiro Hoshino, Noriko Mitsuiki, Masatoshi Takagi, Eiichi Ishii, Kohsuke Imai, Hirokazu Kanegane, Tomohiro Morio
PURPOSE: Primary immunodeficiency diseases (PIDDs) are rare inherited diseases that impair the human immune system. We established a multicolor flow cytometric assay to comprehensively evaluate the immune status and immunological characteristics of patients with PIDDs. METHODS: Fifty-nine normal controls and 75 patients with PIDDs, including X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency (X-SCID), X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA), X-linked hyper IgM syndrome (X-HIGM), ataxia telangiectasia (AT), Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS), hyper IgE syndrome (HIES), and chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis disease (CMCD), were enrolled in this study...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Immunology
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