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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440324/lutetium-177-labelled-anti-prostate-specific-membrane-antigen-antibody-and-ligands-for-the-treatment-of-metastatic-castrate-resistant-prostate-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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R J S Calopedos, V Chalasani, R Asher, L Emmett, H H Woo
BACKGROUND: Promising therapeutic results of the prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) ligand have been shown when labelling with lutetium-177 ((177)Lu). We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the therapeutic response of (177)Lu-PSMA in the treatment of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). METHODS: A systematic review was conducted using electronic databases up to December 2016. Two reviewers independently extracted data and assessed methodological quality...
April 25, 2017: Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421078/genetic-association-of-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-outcome-beyond-histocompatibility-genes
#2
REVIEW
Rihab Gam, Pranali Shah, Rachel E Crossland, Jean Norden, Anne M Dickinson, Ralf Dressel
The outcome of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is controlled by genetic factors among which the leukocyte antigen human leukocyte antigen (HLA) matching is most important. In addition, minor histocompatibility antigens and non-HLA gene polymorphisms in genes controlling immune responses are known to contribute to the risks associated with HSCT. Besides single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in protein coding genes, SNPs in regulatory elements such as microRNAs (miRNAs) contribute to these genetic risks...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417176/functional-gold-nanoparticles-for-optical-affinity-biosensing
#3
Tomáš Špringer, Xue Chadtová Song, Maria Laura Ermini, Josefína Lamačová, Jiří Homola
Functional gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) are commonly used to enhance the response of optical affinity biosensors. In this work, we investigated the effect of preparation conditions on functional properties of AuNPs functionalized with antibody (Ab-AuNPs), specifically AuNPs with antibody against carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) covalently attached via carboxy-terminated oligo-ethylene thiolate linker layer. The following parameters of preparation of Ab-AuNP have been found to have a significant effect on Ab-AuNP performance in affinity biosensors: the time of reaction of activated AuNPs with antibody, concentrations of antibody and amino-coupling reagents, and composition of immobilization buffer (molarity and salt content)...
April 17, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412139/comparative-effectiveness-research-the-impact-of-biologic-agents-in-ethnic-minorities-with-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
#4
Sanjay Goel, Abdissa Negassa, Ashish Khot, Dharmendra Goyal, Shuang Guo, Amara Nandikolla, Kamila Bakirhan, Rahul Polineni, Umang Shah, Imran Chaudhary, Mohammad H Ghalib, Lakshmi Rajdev, Andreas Kaubisch, Jennifer Chuy, Santiago Aparo
BACKGROUND: Biologic agents have improved the outcomes of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). However, the clinical trials included a predominately white population (85%), with Hispanic and black patients underrepresented. Thus, the real world benefit for the latter remains unknown. Comparative effectiveness research is a tool allowing for this exploration. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The demographic and clinical characteristics of patients treated for mCRC from 2000 to 2011 were extracted from the medical records of Montefiore Medical Center...
March 14, 2017: Clinical Colorectal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405619/role-of-adenylyl-cyclase-6-in-the-development-of-lithium-induced-nephrogenic-diabetes-insipidus
#5
Søren Brandt Poulsen, Tina Bøgelund Kristensen, Heddwen L Brooks, Donald E Kohan, Timo Rieg, Robert A Fenton
Psychiatric patients treated with lithium (Li(+)) may develop nephrogenic diabetes insipidus (NDI). Although the etiology of Li(+)-induced NDI (Li-NDI) is poorly understood, it occurs partially due to reduced aquaporin-2 (AQP2) expression in the kidney collecting ducts. A mechanism postulated for this is that Li(+) inhibits adenylyl cyclase (AC) activity, leading to decreased cAMP, reduced AQP2 abundance, and less membrane targeting. We hypothesized that Li-NDI would not develop in mice lacking AC6. Whole-body AC6 knockout (AC6(-/-)) mice and potentially novel connecting tubule/principal cell-specific AC6 knockout (AC6(loxloxCre)) mice had approximately 50% lower urine osmolality and doubled water intake under baseline conditions compared with controls...
April 6, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405517/hematopoietic-stem-cell-derived-myeloid-and-plasmacytoid-dc-based-vaccines-are-highly-potent-inducers-of-tumor-reactive-t-cell-and-nk-cell-responses-ex-vivo
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Soley Thordardottir, Nicolaas Schaap, Elja Louer, Michel G D Kester, J H Frederik Falkenburg, Joop Jansen, Timothy R D Radstake, Willemijn Hobo, Harry Dolstra
Because of the potent graft-versus-tumor (GVT) effect, allogeneic stem cell transplantation (alloSCT) can be a curative therapy for hematological malignancies. However, relapse remains the most frequent cause of treatment failure, illustrating the necessity for development of adjuvant post-transplant therapies to boost GVT immunity. Dendritic cell (DC) vaccination is a promising strategy in this respect, in particular, where distinct biologic functions of naturally occurring DC subsets, i.e. myeloid DCs (mDCs) and plasmacytoid DCs (pDCs), are harnessed...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401678/a-and-b-antigen-levels-acquired-by-group-o-donor-derived-erythrocytes-following-abo-non-identical-transfusion-or-minor-abo-incompatible-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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A K Hult, J H Dykes, J R Storry, M L Olsson
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: ABO-incompatible haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) presents a challenge to blood component transfusion. The aim of this study was to investigate the weak blood group A or B antigen expression by donor-derived group O red blood cells (RBC) observed following transfusion or minor ABO-incompatible HSCT. In addition, in vitro experiments were performed to elucidate possible mechanisms underlying this phenomenon. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A sensitive flow cytometry assay for the semi-quantification of RBC A/B antigen levels was used to assess patient samples and evaluate in vitro experiments...
April 12, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384290/mait-cells-are-reduced-in-frequency-and-functionally-impaired-in-human-t-lymphotropic-virus-type-1-infection-potential-clinical-implications
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Dominic Paquin-Proulx, Benjamin C Greenspun, Emanuela A S Costa, Aluisio C Segurado, Esper G Kallas, Douglas F Nixon, Fabio E Leal
HTLV-1 infection is associated with several inflammatory disorders, including the neurodegenerative condition HTLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP). It is unclear why a minority of infected subjects develop HAM/TSP. The cellular immune response has been implicated in the development of inflammatory alterations in these patients; however the pathogenic mechanisms for disease progression remain unclear. Furthermore, HTLV-1-infected individuals have an increase incidence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection, suggesting that immunological defect are associated with HTLV-1 infection...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370175/expression-of-cancer-testis-antigens-in-salivary-gland-carcinomas-with-reference-to-mage-a-and-ny-eso-1-expression-in-adenoid-cystic-carcinoma
#9
Shintaro Beppu, Yohei Ito, Kana Fujii, Kousuke Saida, Hisashi Takino, Ayako Masaki, Takayuki Murase, Kimihide Kusafuka, Yoshiyuki Iida, Tetsuro Onitsuka, Yasushi Yatabe, Nobuhiro Hanai, Yasuhisa Hasegawa, Kei Ijichi, Shingo Murakami, Hiroshi Inagaki
BACKGROUND: Salivary gland carcinomas comprise a group of heterogeneous lesions with complex clinicopathological characteristics and distinct biological behaviors. However, recurrent or metastatic tumors are difficult to treat with currently available therapies. Cancer-testis antigens (CTAs) are detected in cancer cells but not in healthy normal tissues, with the exception of gametogenic tissues. CTAs are highly immunogenic proteins and thus represent ideal targets for cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-mediated specific immune therapy...
March 28, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369425/the-%C3%AE-reducing-end-in-%C3%AE-2-8-polysialic-acid-constitutes-a-unique-structural-motif
#10
Hugo F Azurmendi, Marcos D Battistel, Jasmin Zarb, Flora Lichaa, Alejandro Negrete Virgen, Joseph Shiloach, Darón I Freedberg
Over the years, structural characterizations of α(2-8)-polysialic acid (PolySia) in solution have produced inconclusive results. Efforts for obtaining detailed information in this important antigen have focused primarily on the α-linked residues and not on the distinctive characteristics of the terminal ones. The thermodynamically preferred anomeric configuration for the reducing end of sialic acids is β, which has the [I]CO2- group equatorial and the OH ([I]OH2) axial, while for all other residues the CO2- group is axial...
March 20, 2017: Glycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366195/a-minimum-number-of-autoimmune-t-cells-to-induce-autoimmunity
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Angela J T Bosch, Beatrice Bolinger, Simone Keck, Ondrej Stepanek, Aleksandra J Ozga, Virginie Galati-Fournier, Jens V Stein, Ed Palmer
While autoimmune T cells are present in most individuals, only a minority of the population suffers from an autoimmune disease. To better appreciate the limits of T cell tolerance, we carried out experiments to determine how many autoimmune T cells are required to initiate an experimental autoimmune disease. Variable numbers of autoimmune OT-I T cells were transferred into RIP-OVA mice, which were injected with antigen-loaded DCs in a single footpad; this restricted T cell priming to a few OT-I T cells that are present in the draining popliteal lymph node...
March 12, 2017: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319565/bone-marrow-graft-versus-host-disease-in-major-histocompatibility-complex-matched-murine-reduced-intensity-allogeneic-hemopoietic-cell-transplantation
#12
Kifah Shahin, Zamil Mattar, Pablo Silveira, Wei-Hsun Hsu, Linda Bendall, Derek Hart, Kenneth F Bradstock
BACKGROUND: Most clinical allogeneic hemopoietic cell transplants (alloHCT) are now performed using reduced intensity conditioning (RIC) instead of myeloablative (MAC) conditioning, however, the biology underlying this treatment remains incompletely understood. METHODS: We investigated a murine model of major histocompatibility complex (MHC)-matched multiple minor histocompatibility antigen mismatched alloHCT, using bone marrow (BM) cells and splenocytes from B6 (H-2) donor mice transplanted into BALB...
March 18, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303311/-immunotherapy-of-cancer-with-checkpoint-inhibitors-not-only-in-malignant-melanoma
#13
A Neubauer
The newest weapon in cancer therapy is checkpoint inhibition, which is the result of basic immunology research. The success of this therapy is based on the fact that upon light microscopy, many solid tumors harbor lymphocytic cells infiltrating the tumor (TILs), and in many solid tumors, the presence of these TILs are prognostic. Ipilimumab was the first monoclonal antibody developed against a target present on T cells after becoming activated, CTLA-4. In malignant melanoma, ipilimumab showed its beneficial effect as compared to a placebo peptide...
March 16, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283151/immunotherapy-for-food-allergy-are-we-there-yet
#14
Yael Gernez, Anna Nowak-Węgrzyn
Current clinical research focuses on food allergen-specific immunotherapy through oral (OIT), sublingual (SLIT), or epicutaneous (EPIT) routes. Immunotherapy relies on the delivery of gradually increasing doses of specific allergens to induce desensitization (defined as temporary antigen hyporesponsiveness that depends on regular food ingestion) and, ultimately, tolerance (defined as the ability to ingest food without symptoms despite prolonged periods of avoidance or irregular intake). Although the majority of the patients treated with OIT achieve desensitization, only a minority achieves tolerance...
March 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270691/alloreactivity-the-janus-face-of-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#15
A Gratwohl, A Sureda, J Cornelissen, J Apperley, P Dreger, R Duarte, H T Greinix, E Mc Grath, N Kroeger, F Lanza, A Nagler, J A Snowden, D Niederwieser, R Brand
Differences in major and minor histocompatibility antigens between donor and recipient trigger powerful graft-versus-host reactions after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). The clinical effects of alloreactivity present a Janus face: detrimental graft-versus-host disease increases non-relapse mortality, beneficial graft-versus-malignancy may cure the recipient. The ultimate consequences on long-term outcome remain a matter of debate. We hypothesized that increasing donor-recipient antigen matching would decrease the negative effects, whilst preserving antitumor alloreactivity...
March 8, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267558/rapid-detection-of-donor-cell-free-dna-in-lung-transplant-recipients-with-rejections-using-donor-recipient-hla-mismatch
#16
Jun Zou, Brian Duffy, Michael Slade, Andrew Lee Young, Nancy Steward, Ramsey Hachem, T Mohanakumar
Fiberoptic bronchoscopy and transbronchial lung biopsy are currently the gold standard for detection of acute rejection following human lung transplantation (LTx). However, these surveillance procedures are expensive and invasive. Up to now, there are few new methods that have demonstrated clinical utility for detecting early stages of rejection following human lung transplantation. We optimized and technically validated a novel method to quantify donor-derived circulating cell free DNA (DcfDNA) that can be used as an early biomarker for lung allograft rejection...
April 2017: Human Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266145/safety-and-efficacy-of-microwave-ablation-for-medically-inoperable-colorectal-pulmonary-metastases-single-centre-experience
#17
Craig D Ferguson, Chris R Luis, Karin Steinke
INTRODUCTION: To evaluate the safety and therapeutic efficacy of percutaneous microwave ablation (MWA) for colorectal pulmonary metastases. METHODS: Retrospective review of CT-guided lung MWA at a single tertiary institution. Adverse events within 30 days of MWA were considered procedure-related complications. Imaging follow-up was with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/CT and contrast-enhanced CT. Response of index tumours was assessed using modified response evaluation criteria in solid tumours (mRECIST)...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265230/electrotransfer-of-plasmid-dna-radiosensitizes-b16f10-tumors-through-activation-of-immune-response
#18
Monika Savarin, Urska Kamensek, Maja Cemazar, Richard Heller, Gregor Sersa
BACKGROUND: Tumor irradiation combined with adjuvant treatments, either vascular targeted or immunomodulatory, is under intense investigation. Gene electrotransfer of therapeutic genes is one of these approaches. The aim of this study was to determine, whether gene electrotransfer of plasmid encoding shRNA for silencing endoglin, with vascular targeted effectiveness, can radiosensitize melanoma B16F10 tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The murine melanoma B16F10 tumors, growing on the back of C57Bl/6 mice, were treated by triple gene electrotransfer and irradiation...
March 1, 2017: Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259216/the-relationship-of-baseline-prostate-specific-antigen-and-risk-of-future-prostate-cancer-and-its-variance-by-race
#19
Daniel P Verges, Hasan Dani, William A Sterling, Jeremy Weedon, William Atallah, Komal Mehta, David Schreiber, Jeffrey P Weiss, Nicholas T Karanikolas
PURPOSE: Several studies suggest that a baseline prostate specific antigen (PSA) measured in young men predicts future risk of prostate cancer. Considering recent recommendations against PSA screening, high-risk populations (e.g. black men, men with a high baseline PSA) may be particularly vulnerable in the coming years. Thus, we investigated the relationship between baseline PSA and future prostate cancer in a black majority-minority urban population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed of the prostate biopsy database (n = 994) at the Brooklyn Veterans Affairs Hospital...
April 2017: Journal of the National Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254742/pirfenidone-ameliorates-murine-chronic-gvhd-through-inhibition-of-macrophage-infiltration-and-tgf-%C3%AE-production
#20
Jing Du, Katelyn Paz, Ryan Flynn, Ante Vulic, Tara M Robinson, Katie E Lineburg, Kylie A Alexander, Jingjing Meng, Sabita Roy, Angela Panoskaltsis-Mortari, Michael Loschi, Geoffrey R Hill, Jonathan S Serody, Ivan Maillard, David Miklos, John Koreth, Corey S Cutler, Joseph H Antin, Jerome Ritz, Kelli P MacDonald, Timothy W Schacker, Leo Luznik, Bruce R Blazar
Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is hampered by chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) resulting in multi-organ fibrosis and diminished function. Fibrosis in lung and skin leads to progressive bronchiolitis obliterans (BO) and scleroderma, respectively, for which new treatments are needed. We evaluated pirfenidone, a FDA approved drug for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, for its therapeutic effect in cGVHD mouse models with distinct pathophysiology. In a full MHC-mismatched, multi-organ system model with BO, donor T cell responses that support pathogenic antibody production are required for cGVHD development...
March 2, 2017: Blood
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