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E Fehri, E Ennaifer, R Bel Haj Rhouma, L Guizani-Tabbane, I Guizani, S Boubaker
Toll-like receptor 9 (TLR9) plays a major role in the fight against DNA viruses infections. Despite its antitumor properties, inappropriate activation of TLR9 during chronic inflammation may cause the activation of transcription factors inducing pro-cancerous activities. Thus, the relationship between TLR9 and cancer remains highly confrontational especially in gynecological cancers and cervical cancer induced by viruses. In this review, we focus on the beneficial and detrimental role of TLR9 in gynecological carcinogenesis...
July 2016: Current Research in Translational Medicine
Xing-Hui Gao, Lu Tian, Jiong Wu, Xiao-Lu Ma, Chun-Yan Zhang, Yan Zhou, Yun-Fan Sun, Bo Hu, Shuang-Jian Qiu, Jian Zhou, Jia Fan, Wei Guo, Xin-Rong Yang
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) play an important role in tumor progression. The aim of the present study was to investigate the prognostic value of MDSCs for early recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients undergoing curative resection. METHODS: MDSCs were measured by flow cytometry. The correlation between MDSCs and tumor recurrence were analyzed using a cohort of 183 patients who underwent curative resection between February 2014 and July 2015...
October 20, 2016: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
Jun P Ren, Lin Wang, Juan Zhao, Ling Wang, Shun B Ning, Mohamed El Gazzar, Jonathan P Moorman, Zhi Q Yao
Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) and microRNAs (miRNAs) contribute to attenuating immune responses during chronic viral infection; however, the precise mechanisms underlying their suppressive activities remain incompletely understood. We have recently shown marked expansion of MDSCs that promote regulatory T (Treg) cell development in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Here we further investigated whether the HCV-induced expansion of MDSCs and Tregs is regulated by a miRNA-mediated mechanism...
October 18, 2016: Immunology
Xin Long, Jian Wang, Jian-Ping Zhao, Hui-Fang Liang, Peng Zhu, Qi Cheng, Qian Chen, Yan-Hui Wu, Zhan-Guo Zhang, Bi-Xiang Zhang, Xiao-Ping Chen
The function of the spleen in tumor development has been investigated for years. The relationship of the spleen with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), a huge health burden worldwide, however, remains unknown. The present study aimed to examine the effect of splenectomy on the development of HCC and the possible mechanism. Mouse hepatic carcinoma lines H22 and Hepa1-6 as well as BALB/c and C57 mice were used to establish orthotopic and metastatic mouse models of liver cancer. Mice were divided into four groups, including control group, splenectomy control group (S group), tumor group (T group) and tumor plus splenectomy group (T+S group)...
October 2016: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
Jingwei Jiang, Qingmin Gao, Tian Wang, Hao Lin, Qiong Zhan, Zhaohui Chu, Ruofan Huang, Xinli Zhou, Xiaohua Liang, Weijian Guo
Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) are a group of heterogeneous myeloid cells that can suppress antitumor immunity. MDSCs are divided into granulocytic (G‑MDSCs) and monocytic subsets. In the present study, the microRNA profiles of the G‑MDSCs were determined and the differential expression of microRNAs between G‑MDSCs from tumor‑bearing mice and tumor‑free mice was examined. The number of G‑MDSCs in spleens of Lewis lung carcinoma (LLC)‑bearing mice was ~6‑fold higher than in spleens of normal mice (13...
October 13, 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
Shu-Hong Wang, Qing-Yang Lu, Ya-Huan Guo, Yuan-Yuan Song, Pei-Jun Liu, Yao-Chun Wang
Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) mostly consisting of polymorphonuclear (PMN)-MDSCs and mononuclear MDSCs have been considered to play critical roles in immunosuppression, angiogenesis, invasion and metastases of various tumours. However, it is still unclear the regulated mechanisms underlying the generation and immunosuppression of two major MDSC subsets. Here, we report Notch signalling was inhibited significantly in tumour-bearing mouse MDSCs, in which PMN-MDSCs were the major population. MDSCs without recombination signal binding protein-Jк (RBP-J), the critical transcription factor mediating signalling from all four mammalian Notch receptors, reduced their ability of inhibiting the proliferation and activation of allogenic T cells...
October 8, 2016: European Journal of Cancer
Hoibin Jeong, Seoyeon Bok, Beom-Ju Hong, Hyung-Seok Choi, G-One Ahn
Recent advancement in the radiotherapy technology has allowed conformal delivery of high doses of ionizing radiation precisely to the tumors while sparing large volume of the normal tissues, which have led to better clinical responses. Despite this technological advancement many advanced tumors often recur and they do so within the previously irradiated regions. How could tumors recur after receiving such high ablative doses of radiation? In this review, we outlined how radiation can elicit anti-tumor responses by introducing some of the cytokines that can be induced by ionizing radiation...
September 2016: Blood Research
H Zhang, Y-L Ye, M-X Li, S-B Ye, W-R Huang, T-T Cai, J He, J-Y Peng, T-H Duan, J Cui, X-S Zhang, F-J Zhou, R-F Wang, J Li
The accumulation of myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) has been observed in solid tumors and is correlated with tumor progression; however, the underlying mechanism is still poorly understood. In this study, we identified a mechanism by which tumor cells induce MDSC accumulation and expansion in the bladder cancer (BC) microenvironment via CXCL2/MIF-CXCR2 signaling. Elevated expression of CXCL2 and MIF and an increased number of CD33(+) MDSCs were detected in BC tissues, and these increases were significantly associated with advanced disease stage and poor patient prognosis (P<0...
October 10, 2016: Oncogene
Mary Francis, Richard Sun, Jessica A Cervelli, Hyejeong Choi, Mili Mandal, Elena V Abramova, Andrew J Gow, Jeffrey D Laskin, Debra L Laskin
Macrophages and inflammatory mediators have been implicated in ozone toxicity. In these studies, we used splenectomized (SPX) mice to assess the contribution of splenic monocytes to pulmonary inflammation and injury induced by ozone. Cells and tissue were collected 24-72 h after exposure of mice to air or ozone (0.8 ppm, 3 h). Following ozone exposure, increased numbers of pro-inflammatory CD11b(+)Ly6C(Hi) and anti-inflammatory CD11b(+)Ly6C(Lo) monocytes were observed in spleens of control (CTL) mice. CD11b(+)Ly6C(Hi) and MMP-9(+) pro-inflammatory macrophages were also observed in lungs of CTL mice after ozone, along with CD11b(+)Ly6C(Lo) and mannose receptor (MR)(+) anti-inflammatory macrophages...
October 5, 2016: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
Cara C Schafer, Yong Wang, Kenneth P Hough, Anandi Sawant, Stefan C Grant, Victor J Thannickal, Jaroslaw Zmijewski, Selvarangan Ponnazhagan, Jessy S Deshane
Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) has been implicated in immune evasion by tumors. Upregulation of this tryptophan (Trp)-catabolizing enzyme, in tumor cells and myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) within the tumor microenvironment (TME), leads to Trp depletion that impairs cytotoxic T cell responses and survival; however, exact mechanisms remain incompletely understood. We previously reported that a combination therapy of gemcitabine and a superoxide dismutase mimetic promotes anti-tumor immunity in a mouse model of lung cancer by inhibiting MDSCs, enhancing polyfunctional response of CD8+ memory T cells, and extending survival...
September 26, 2016: Oncotarget
Claudia Cantoni, Francesca Cignarella, Laura Ghezzi, Bob Mikesell, Bryan Bollman, Melissa M Berrien-Elliott, Aaron R Ireland, Todd A Fehniger, Gregory F Wu, Laura Piccio
Myeloid-derived cells play important modulatory and effector roles in multiple sclerosis (MS) and its animal model, experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) are immature myeloid cells, composed of monocytic (MO) and polymorphonuclear (PMN) fractions, which can suppress T cell activities in EAE. Their role in MS remains poorly characterized. We found decreased numbers of circulating MDSCs, driven by lower frequencies of the MO-MDSCs, and higher MDSC expression of microRNA miR-223 in MS versus healthy subjects...
October 4, 2016: Acta Neuropathologica
Yang Yu, Yu-Yi Wang, Yi-Qin Wang, Xia Wang, Yan-Yang Liu, Jian-Tao Wang, Chi Du, Li Wang, Mei Li, Feng Luo, Ming Jiang
Antiangiogenic therapy is becoming a promising option for cancer treatment. However, many investigations have recently indicated that these therapies may have limited efficacy, and the cancers in most patients eventually develop resistance to these therapies. There is considerable recently acquired evidence for an association of such resistance with cancer stem-like cells (CSLCs). Here, we used xenograft tumor murine models to further suggest that antiangiogenic agents actually increase the invasive and metastatic properties of lung cancer cells...
October 5, 2016: Scientific Reports
Wen-Cheng Chen, Chia-Hsuan Lai, Huei-Chieh Chuang, Paul-Yang Lin, Miao-Fen Chen
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to present our assessment of the significance of myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). METHODS: We examined the percentage of MDSCs in the peripheral blood of patients with HNSCC. The relationship among MDSC recruitment, tumor progression, and cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 inhibition was also evaluated by animal models. RESULTS: Circulating MDSCs were significantly increased in patients with HNSCC compared with healthy people, and this was associated with the clinical tumor burden...
October 3, 2016: Head & Neck
Nikolaos Svoronos, Alfredo Perales-Puchalt, Michael J Allegrezza, Melanie R Rutkowski, Kyle K Payne, Amelia J Tesone, Jenny M Nguyen, Tyler J Curiel, Mark G Cadungog, Sunil Singhal, Evgeniy B Eruslanov, Paul Zhang, Julia Tchou, Rugang Zhang, Jose R Conejo-Garcia
The role of estrogens in anti-tumor immunity remains poorly understood. Here we show that estrogen signaling accelerates the progression of different estrogen insensitive tumor models by contributing to deregulated myelopoiesis by both driving the mobilization of myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) and enhancing their intrinsic immunosuppressive activity in vivo. Differences in tumor growth are dependent on blunted anti-tumor immunity and, correspondingly, disappear in immunodeficient hosts and upon MDSC depletion...
September 30, 2016: Cancer Discovery
Silvia Casacuberta-Serra, Carme Costa, Herena Eixarch, María José Mansilla, Sergio López-Estévez, Lluís Martorell, Marta Parés, Xavier Montalban, Carmen Espejo, Jordi Barquinero
Previous work by our group showed that transferring bone marrow cells transduced with a self-antigen induced immune tolerance and ameliorated experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), a model of multiple sclerosis (MS). We also found that following retroviral transduction of murine bone marrow (BM) cells, the majority of cells generated and transduced were myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs). Here, we aimed to determine whether purified antigen-expressing MDSCs have similar therapeutic effects than those of unfractionated BM, and to investigate their potential mechanisms...
September 28, 2016: Experimental Neurology
Camilla Rydberg Millrud, Caroline Bergenfelz, Karin Leandersson
Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) have a strong immunosuppressive character that allows them to regulate immune responses and hinder overt inflammatory responses. In cancer, this leads to tumor immune evasion and disease progression. MDSCs come in at least two forms: monocytic (Mo-MDSCs) and granulocytic (G-MDSCs). The classical definition of MDSCs as immature myeloid cells blocked from differentiating has been challenged by recent studies suggesting that Mo-MDSCs and G-MDSCs may represent monocytes and granulocytes that have acquired immunosuppressive properties...
September 27, 2016: Oncotarget
Juan David Puerta-Arias, Paula Andrea Pino-Tamayo, Julián Camilo Arango, Ángel González
Chronic stages of paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM) are characterized by granulomatous lesions which promote the development of pulmonary fibrosis leading to the loss of respiratory function in 50% of patients; in addition, it has been observed that neutrophils predominate during these chronic stages of P. brasiliensis infection. The goal of this study was to evaluate the role of the neutrophil during the chronic stages of experimental pulmonary PCM and during the fibrosis development and tissue repair using a monoclonal specific to this phagocytic cell...
2016: PloS One
Emma Eriksson, Jessica Wenthe, Sandra Irenaeus, Angelica Loskog, Gustav Ullenhag
BACKGROUND: Cancer immunotherapy can be potentiated by conditioning regimens such as cyclophosphamide, which reduces the level of regulatory T cells (tregs). However, myeloid suppressive cells are still remaining. Accordingly to previous reports, gemcitabine improves immune status of cancer patients. In this study, the role of gemcitabine was further explored to map its immunological target cells and molecules in patients with pancreatic cancer. METHODS: Patient blood was investigated by flow cytometry and cytokine arrays at different time points during gemcitabine treatment...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Translational Medicine
Sabina Sangaletti, Claudio Tripodo, Alessandra Santangelo, Nadia Castioni, Paola Portararo, Alessandro Gulino, Laura Botti, Mariella Parenza, Barbara Cappetti, Rosaria Orlandi, Elda Tagliabue, Claudia Chiodoni, Mario P Colombo
The extracellular matrix (ECM) contributes to the biological and clinical heterogeneity of breast cancer, and different prognostic groups can be identified according to specific ECM signatures. In high-grade, but not low-grade, tumors, an ECM signature characterized by high SPARC expression (ECM3) identifies tumors with increased epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT), reduced treatment response, and poor prognosis. To better understand how this ECM3 signature is contributing to tumorigenesis, we expressed SPARC in isogenic cell lines and found that SPARC overexpression in tumor cells reduces their growth rate and induces EMT...
September 27, 2016: Cell Reports
Lara E Sucheston-Campbell, Rikki Cannioto, Alyssa I Clay, John Lewis Etter, Kevin H Eng, Song Liu, Sebastiano Battaglia, Qiang Hu, J Brian Szender, Albina Minlikeeva, Janine Joseph, Paul Mayor, Scott I Abrams, Brahm Segal, Paul K Wallace, Kah Teong Soh, Emese Z Zsiros, Hoda Anton-Culver, Elisa V Bandera, Matthias W Beckmann, Andrew Berchuck, Line Bjørge, Amanda Bruegl, Ian G Campbell, Shawn Patrice Campbell, Georgia Chenevix-Trench, Daniel Cramer, Agnieszka Dansonka-Mieszkowska, Fanny Dao, Brenda Diergaarde, Thilo Doerk, Jennifer A Doherty, Andreas du Bois, Diana Eccles, Svend Aage Engelholm, Peter A Fasching, Simon A Gayther, Aleksandra Gentry-Maharaj, Rosalind M Glasspool, Marc T Goodman, Jacek Gronwald, Philipp Harter, Alexander Hein, Florian Heitz, Peter Hillemmanns, Claus Hogdall, Estrid V S Høgdall, Tomasz Huzarski, Allan Jensen, Sharon E Johnatty, Audrey Jung, Beth Karlan, Rüdiger Klapdor, Tomasz Kluz, Bozena Konopka, Susanne Krüger Kjær, Jolanta Kupryjanczyk, Diether Lambrechts, Jenny Lester, Jan Lubiński, Douglas A Levine, Lene Lundvall, Valerie McGuire, Iain A McNeish, Usha Menon, Francesmary Modugno, Roberta B Ness, Sandra Orsulic, James Paul, Celeste Leigh Pearce, Tanja Pejovic, Paul Pharoah, Susan J Ramus, Joseph Rothstein, Mary Anne Rossing, Matthias Rübner, Joellen M Schildkraut, Barbara Schmalfeldt, Ira Schwaab, Nadeem Siddiqui, Weiva Sieh, Piotr Sobiczewski, Honglin Song, Kathryn L Terry, Els Van Nieuwenhuysen, Adriaan Vanderstichele, Ignace Vergote, Christine S Walsh, Penelope M Webb, Nicolas Wentzensen, Alice S Whittemore, Anna H Wu, Argyrios Ziogas, Kunle Odunsi, Jenny Chang-Claude, Ellen L Goode, Kirsten B Moysich
BACKGROUND: The precise mechanism by which the immune system is adversely affected in cancer patients remains poorly understood, but the accumulation of immune suppressive/pro-tumorigenic myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) is thought to be one prominent mechanism contributing to immunologic tolerance of malignant cells in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). To this end, we hypothesized genetic variation in MDSC pathway genes would be associated with survival after EOC diagnoses. METHODS: We measured the hazard of death due to EOC within 10 years of diagnosis, overall and by invasive subtype, attributable to SNPs in 24 genes relevant in the MDSC pathway in 10,751 women diagnosed with invasive EOC...
September 27, 2016: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
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