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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754771/epstein-barr-virus-specific-cytokine-induced-killer-cells-for-treatment-of-epstein-barr-virus-related-malignant-lymphoma
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Lisa-Marie Pfeffermann, Verena Pfirrmann, Sabine Huenecke, Melanie Bremm, Halvard Bonig, Hans-Michael Kvasnicka, Thomas Klingebiel, Peter Bader, Eva Rettinger
BACKGROUND: Prolonged immunosuppression or delayed T-cell recovery may favor Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection or reactivation after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), which can lead to post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease (PTLD) and high-grade malignant B-cell lymphoma. Cytokine-induced killer (CIK) cells with dual specific anti-tumor and virus-specific cellular immunity may be applied in this context. METHODS: CIK cells with EBV-specificity were generated from peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs), expanded in the presence of interferon-γ, anti-CD3, interleukin (IL)-2 and IL-15 and were pulsed twice with EBV consensus peptide pool...
May 10, 2018: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29545186/cytomegalovirus-and-epstein-barr-virus-dna-kinetics-in-whole-blood-and-plasma-of-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-recipients
#2
Tiziana Lazzarotto, Angela Chiereghin, Antonio Piralla, Giulia Piccirilli, Alessia Girello, Giulia Campanini, Liliana Gabrielli, Cristina Costa, Arcangelo Prete, Francesca Bonifazi, Alessandro Busca, Roberto Cairoli, Anna Amelia Colombo, Marco Zecca, Francesca Sidoti, Gabriele Bianco, Pierpaolo Paba, Carlo Federico Perno, Rossana Cavallo, Fausto Baldanti
Currently, no consensus has been reached on the optimal blood compartment to be used for surveillance of cytomegalovirus (CMV) and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) DNAemia. Although several comparative studies have been performed correlating CMV and EBV DNA loads in whole blood (WB) versus plasma, to our knowledge, no studies to date have analyzed the kinetics of both viruses in the 2 blood compartments. In this retrospective noninterventional multicenter cohort study, the kinetics of CMV and EBV DNA in 121 hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) recipients were investigated by analyzing in parallel 569 and 351 paired samples from 80 and 58 sequential episodes of CMV and EBV DNAemia, respectively...
March 12, 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530767/epstein-barr-virus-related-post-transplantation-lymphoproliferative-disorders-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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REVIEW
Li Liu, Xuyan Zhang, Sizhou Feng
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-related post-transplantation lymphoproliferative disorders (EBV-PTLDs) are rare but potentially fatal complications of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT), characterized by uncontrolled proliferation of EBV-infected lymphocytes. The most common risk factors include T cell depletion of graft, HLA mismatch, severe graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), and EBV seromismatch (recipient-negative/donor-positive), among others. EBV-PTLDs commonly manifest as fever and lymphadenopathy and may rapidly progress to multiorgan failure and even death...
March 9, 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435138/personalized-adoptive-immunotherapy-for-patients-with-ebv-associated-tumors-and-complications-evaluation-of-novel-naturally-processed-and-presented-ebv-derived-t-cell-epitopes
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Maren Bieling, Sabine Tischer, Ulrich Kalinke, Rainer Blasczyk, Søren Buus, Britta Maecker-Kolhoff, Britta Eiz-Vesper
Morbidity and mortality of immunocompromised patients are increased by primary infection with or reactivation of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), possibly triggering EBV+ post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease (PTLD). Adoptive transfer of EBV-specific cytotoxic T cells (EBV-CTLs) promises a non-toxic immunotherapy to effectively prevent or treat these complications. To improve immunotherapy and immunomonitoring this study aimed at identifying and evaluating naturally processed and presented HLA-A*03:01-restricted EBV-CTL epitopes as immunodominant targets...
January 12, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29357389/interferon-regulatory-factor-8-regulates-caspase-1-expression-to-facilitate-epstein-barr-virus-reactivation-in-response-to-b-cell-receptor-stimulation-and-chemical-induction
#5
Dong-Wen Lv, Kun Zhang, Renfeng Li
Interferon regulatory factor 8 (IRF8), also known as interferon consensus sequence-binding protein (ICSBP), is a transcription factor of the IRF family. IRF8 plays a key role in normal B cell differentiation, a cellular process that is intrinsically associated with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) reactivation. However, whether IRF8 regulates EBV lytic replication remains unknown. In this study, we utilized a CRISPR/Cas9 genomic editing approach to deplete IRF8 and found that IRF8 depletion dramatically inhibits the reactivation of EBV upon lytic induction...
January 2018: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296913/clinicopathologic-consensus-study-of-gray-zone-lymphoma-with-features-intermediate-between-dlbcl-and-classical-hl
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Monika Pilichowska, Stefania Pittaluga, Judith A Ferry, Jessica Hemminger, Hong Chang, Jennifer A Kanakry, Laurie H Sehn, Tatyana Feldman, Jeremy S Abramson, Athena Kritharis, Francisco J Hernandez-Ilizaliturri, Izidore S Lossos, Oliver W Press, Timothy S Fenske, Jonathan W Friedberg, Julie M Vose, Kristie A Blum, Deepa Jagadeesh, Bruce Woda, Gaurav K Gupta, Randy D Gascoyne, Elaine S Jaffe, Andrew M Evens
Gray zone lymphoma (GZL) is described as sharing features with classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). However, there remains complexity in establishing diagnosis, delineating prognosis, and determining optimum therapy. Sixty-eight cases diagnosed as GZL across 15 North American academic centers were evaluated by central pathology review to achieve consensus. Of these, only 26 (38%) were confirmed as GZL. Morphology was critical to GZL consensus diagnosis (eg, tumor cell richness); immunohistochemistry showed universal B-cell derivation, frequent CD30 expression, and rare Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) positivity (CD20+ , 83%; PAX5+ , 100%; BCL6+ , 20%; MUM1+ , 100%; CD30+ , 92%; EBV+ , 4%)...
December 12, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034860/comparison-of-two-automated-instruments-for-epstein-barr-virus-serology-in-a-large-adult-hospital-and-implementation-of-an-epstein-barr-virus-nuclear-antigen-based-testing-algorithm
#7
Hilal Al Sidairi, Khalifa Binkhamis, Colleen Jackson, Catherine Roberts, Charles Heinstein, Jimmy MacDonald, Robert Needle, Todd F Hatchette, Jason J LeBlanc
Serology remains the mainstay for diagnosis of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection. This study compared two automated platforms (BioPlex 2200 and Architect i2000SR) to test three EBV serological markers: viral capsid antigen (VCA) immunoglobulins of class M (IgM), VCA immunoglobulins of class G (IgG) and EBV nuclear antigen-1 (EBNA-1) IgG. Using sera from 65 patients at various stages of EBV disease, BioPlex demonstrated near-perfect agreement for all EBV markers compared to a consensus reference. The agreement for Architect was near-perfect for VCA IgG and EBNA-1 IgG, and substantial for VCA IgM despite five equivocal results...
November 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904201/heterogeneity-of-the-epstein-barr-virus-ebv-major-internal-repeat-reveals-evolutionary-mechanisms-of-ebv-and-a-functional-defect-in-the-prototype-ebv-strain-b95-8
#8
Mohammed M Ba Abdullah, Richard D Palermo, Anne L Palser, Nicholas E Grayson, Paul Kellam, Samantha Correia, Agnieszka Szymula, Robert E White
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a ubiquitous pathogen of humans that can cause several types of lymphoma and carcinoma. Like other herpesviruses, EBV has diversified through both coevolution with its host and genetic exchange between virus strains. Sequence analysis of the EBV genome is unusually challenging because of the large number and lengths of repeat regions within the virus. Here we describe the sequence assembly and analysis of the large internal repeat 1 of EBV (IR1; also known as the BamW repeats) for more than 70 strains...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758827/lymphoproliferative-disorders-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-the-era-of-widespread-use-of-methotrexate-a-review-of-the-literature-and-current-perspective
#9
Masayoshi Harigai
Lymphoproliferative disorders (LPD) in patients receiving methotrexate (MTX) have gained strong attention. In this article, I reviewed the basic and clinical findings of this issue. Patients with RA possess a high risk of lymphoma, but epidemiological evidence showing an association between the use of MTX and lymphoma is still limited. Rapid regression of LPD after stopping MTX in patients with RA strongly suggests that there is a causative relationship. Genetic predisposition, accumulated inflammation, impaired generation of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes, effects of MTX on the regulation of EBV genes, and low hypermethylation of apoptosis-related genes are relevant to the development of LPD and rapid regression after cessation of MTX...
January 2018: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617871/hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-plays-roles-in-epstein-barr-virus-s-natural-life-cycle-and-tumorigenesis-by-inducing-lytic-infection-through-direct-binding-to-the-immediate-early-bzlf1-gene-promoter
#10
Richard J Kraus, Xianming Yu, Blue-Leaf A Cordes, Saraniya Sathiamoorthi, Tawin Iempridee, Dhananjay M Nawandar, Shidong Ma, James C Romero-Masters, Kyle G McChesney, Zhen Lin, Kathleen R Makielski, Denis L Lee, Paul F Lambert, Eric C Johannsen, Shannon C Kenney, Janet E Mertz
When confronted with poor oxygenation, cells adapt by activating survival signaling pathways, including the oxygen-sensitive transcriptional regulators called hypoxia-inducible factor alphas (HIF-αs). We report here that HIF-1α also regulates the life cycle of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Incubation of EBV-positive gastric carcinoma AGS-Akata and SNU-719 and Burkitt lymphoma Sal and KemIII cell lines with a prolyl hydroxylase inhibitor, L-mimosine or deferoxamine, or the NEDDylation inhibitor MLN4924 promoted rapid and sustained accumulation of both HIF-1α and lytic EBV antigens...
June 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395107/ebv-positive-b-cell-proliferations-of-varied-malignant-potential-2015-sh-eahp-workshop-report-part-1
#11
Yasodha Natkunam, John R Goodlad, Amy Chadburn, Daphne de Jong, Dita Gratzinger, John K C Chan, Jonathan Said, Elaine S Jaffe
Objectives: The 2015 Workshop of the Society for Hematopathology/European Association for Haematopathology aimed to review B-cell proliferations of varied malignant potential associated with immunodeficiency. Methods: The Workshop Panel reviewed all cases of B-cell hyperplasias, polymorphic B-lymphoproliferative disorders, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-positive mucocutaneous ulcer, and large B-cell proliferations associated with chronic inflammation and rendered consensus diagnoses...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395105/t-and-nk-cell-lymphomas-and-systemic-lymphoproliferative-disorders-and-the-immunodeficiency-setting-2015-sh-eahp-workshop-report-part-4
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Dita Gratzinger, Daphne de Jong, Elaine S Jaffe, Amy Chadburn, John K C Chan, John R Goodlad, Jonathan Said, Yasodha Natkunam
Objectives: The 2015 Workshop of the Society for Hematopathology/European Association for Haematopathology aimed to review immunodeficiency-related T- and natural killer (NK)-cell lymphoproliferations. Methods: The Workshop Panel reviewed 88 T- or NK-cell lymphoproliferations and rendered consensus diagnoses. Results: Hyperplasias of T-cell subsets may be clonal; retained architecture and the clinical setting support a benign diagnosis. Specific associations include hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma with iatrogenic immunosuppression and breast implants with an indolent variant of anaplastic large cell lymphoma...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818362/impact-of-infectious-disease-epidemics-on-tuberculosis-diagnostic-management-and-prevention-services-experiences-and-lessons-from-the-2014-2015-ebola-virus-disease-outbreak-in-west-africa
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Rashid Ansumana, Samuel Keitell, Gregory M T Roberts, Francine Ntoumi, Eskild Petersen, Giuseppe Ippolito, Alimuddin Zumla
The World Health Organization (WHO) Global Tuberculosis Report 2015 states that 28% of the world's 9.6 million new tuberculosis (TB) cases are in the WHO Africa Region. The Mano River Union (MRU) countries of West Africa-Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia-have made incremental sustained investments into TB control programmes over the past two decades. The devastating Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak of 2014-2015 in West Africa impacted significantly on all sectors of the healthcare systems in the MRU countries, including the TB prevention and control programmes...
March 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27758822/mediastinal-gray-zone-lymphoma-clinico-pathological-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-99-patients-from-the-lymphoma-study-association
#14
Clémentine Sarkozy, Thierry Molina, Hervé Ghesquières, Anne-Sophie Michallet, Jehan Dupuis, Diane Damotte, Franck Morsschauser, Marie Parrens, Laurent Martin, Peggy Dartigues, Aspasia Stamatoullas, Pierre Hirsch, Bettina Fabiani, Krimo Bouabdallah, Maria Gomes da Silva, Marie Maerevoet, Camille Laurent, Bertrand Coiffier, Gilles Salles, Alexandra Traverse-Glehen
Mediastinal gray zone lymphoma, B-cell lymphomas with intermediate features between classical Hodgkin lymphoma and primary mediastinal B-cell lymphoma, have not been well described in the literature. We report the clinical characteristics and outcomes of a large retrospective series of 99 cases centrally reviewed by a panel of hematopathologists, with a consensus established for the diagnosis. Cases were defined as classical Hodgkin lymphoma-like morphology (64.6%) with primary mediastinal B-cell lymphoma immunophenotype, primary mediastinal B-cell lymphoma-like morphology (30...
January 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27467016/nation-wide-measure-of-variability-in-hcmv-ebv-and-bkv-dna-quantification-among-centers-involved-in-monitoring-transplanted-patients
#15
MULTICENTER STUDY
Isabella Abbate, Antonio Piralla, Agata Calvario, Annapaola Callegaro, Cristina Giraldi, Giovanna Lunghi, William Gennari, Giuseppe Sodano, Paolo Ravanini, Pier Giulio Conaldi, Marialinda Vatteroni, Aurelia Gaeta, Pierpaolo Paba, Rossana Cavallo, Fausto Baldanti, Tiziana Lazzarotto
BACKGROUND: Inter-laboratory variability in quantifying pathogens involved in viral disease following transplantation may have a great impact on patient care, especially when pre-emptive strategies are used for prevention. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to analyze the variability in quantifying CMV, EBV and BKV DNA from 15 virology laboratories of the Italian Infections in Transplant Working Group (GLaIT) involved in monitoring transplanted patients. STUDY DESIGN: Panels from international Quality Control programs for Molecular Diagnostics (QCMD, year 2012), specific for the detection of CMV in plasma, CMV in whole blood (WB), EBV and BKV were used...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27375590/herpesvirus-late-gene-expression-a-viral-specific-pre-initiation-complex-is-key
#16
REVIEW
Henri Gruffat, Roberta Marchione, Evelyne Manet
During their productive cycle, herpesviruses exhibit a strictly regulated temporal cascade of gene expression that can be divided into three general stages: immediate-early (IE), early (E), and late (L). This expression program is the result of a complex interplay between viral and cellular factors at both the transcriptional and post-transcriptional levels, as well as structural differences within the promoter architecture for each of the three gene classes. Since the cellular enzyme RNA polymerase II (RNAP-II) is responsible for the transcription of herpesvirus genes, most viral promoters contain DNA motifs that are common with those of cellular genes, although promoter complexity decreases from immediate-early to late genes...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27345450/-new-molecular-classification-of-colorectal-cancer-pancreatic-cancer-and-stomach-cancer-towards-%C3%A3-la-carte-treatment
#17
REVIEW
Chantal Dreyer, Pauline Afchain, Isabelle Trouilloud, Thierry André
This review reports 3 of recently published molecular classifications of the 3 main gastro-intestinal cancers: gastric, pancreatic and colorectal adenocarcinoma. In colorectal adenocarcinoma, 6 independent classifications were combined to finally hold 4 molecular sub-groups, Consensus Molecular Subtypes (CMS 1-4), linked to various clinical, molecular and survival data. CMS1 (14% MSI with immune activation); CMS2 (37%: canonical with epithelial differentiation and activation of the WNT/MYC pathway); CMS3 (13% metabolic with epithelial differentiation and RAS mutation); CMS4 (23%: mesenchymal with activation of TGFβ pathway and angiogenesis with stromal invasion)...
July 2016: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27260610/post-transplant-lymphoproliferative-disorder-of-the-pediatric-airway-presentation-and-management
#18
REVIEW
Allison F O'Neill, Eelam A Adil, Alexandria L Irace, Laura Neff, Ian J Davis, Antonio R Perez-Atayde, Stephan D Voss, Olga Weinberg, Reza Rahbar
OBJECTIVE: Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) is a rare complication of immunosuppression with little consensus on its evaluation and management. The purpose of this contemporary review is to describe a pediatric patient with PTLD of the airway and review the literature to provide multidisciplinary recommendations regarding management. DATA SOURCES: Retrospective chart and literature review. REVIEW METHODS: A pediatric patient with PTLD of the airway is described...
July 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27157146/epstein-barr-virus-load-in-transplant-patients-early-detection-of-post-transplant-lymphoproliferative-disorders
#19
María Dolores Fellner, Karina A Durand, Veronica Solernou, Andrea Bosaleh, Ziomara Balbarrey, María T García de Dávila, Marcelo Rodríguez, Lucía Irazu, Lidia V Alonio, María A Picconi
High levels of circulating EBV load are used as a marker of post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders (PTLD). There is no consensus regarding the threshold level indicative of an increase in peripheral EBV DNA. The aim of the study was to clinically validate a developed EBV quantification assay for early PTLD detection. Transversal study: paired peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC), plasma and oropharyngeal lymphoid tissue (OLT) from children undergoing a solid organ transplant with (n=58) and without (n=47) PTLD...
April 2016: Revista Argentina de Microbiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27061054/the-bdlf3-gene-product-of-epstein-barr-virus-gp150-mediates-non-productive-binding-to-heparan-sulfate-on-epithelial-cells-and-only-the-binding-domain-of-cd21-is-required-for-infection
#20
Liudmila S Chesnokova, Sarah M Valencia, Lindsey M Hutt-Fletcher
The cell surface molecules used by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) to attach to epithelial cells are not well-defined, although when CD21, the B cell receptor for EBV is expressed epithelial cell infection increases disproportionately to the increase in virus bound. Many herpesviruses use low affinity charge interactions with molecules such as heparan sulfate to attach to cells. We report here that the EBV glycoprotein gp150 binds to heparan sulfate proteoglycans, but that attachment via this glycoprotein is not productive of infection...
July 2016: Virology
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