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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290656/early-gastric-cancer-frequently-has-high-expression-of-kk-lc-1-a-cancer-testis-antigen
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Nobue Futawatari, Takashi Fukuyama, Rui Yamamura, Akiko Shida, Yoshihito Takahashi, Yatsushi Nishi, Yoshinobu Ichiki, Noritada Kobayashi, Hitoshi Yamazaki, Masahiko Watanabe
AIM: To assess cancer-testis antigens (CTAs) expression in gastric cancer patients and examined their associations with clinicopathological factors. METHODS: Eighty-three gastric cancer patients were evaluated in this study. Gastric cancer specimens were evaluated for the gene expression of CTAs, Kitakyushu lung cancer antigen-1 (KK-LC-1), melanoma antigen (MAGE)-A1, MAGE-A3 and New York esophageal cancer-1 (NY-ESO-1), by reverse transcription PCR. Clinicopathological background information, such as gender, age, tumor size, macroscopic type, tumor histology, depth of invasion, lymph node metastasis, lymphatic invasion, venous invasion, and pathological stage, was obtained...
December 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275462/cancer-immunotherapy-targets-based-on-understanding-the-t-cell-inflamed-versus-non-t-cell-inflamed-tumor-microenvironment
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Thomas F Gajewski, Leticia Corrales, Jason Williams, Brendan Horton, Ayelet Sivan, Stefani Spranger
Most cancers express tumor antigens that can be recognized by T cells of the host. The fact that cancers become clinically evident nonetheless implies that immune escape must occur. Two major subsets of human melanoma metastases have been identified based on gene expression profiling. One subgroup has a T cell-inflamed phenotype that includes expression of chemokines, T cell markers, and a type I IFN signature. In contrast, the other major subset lacks this phenotype and has been designated as non-T cell-inflamed...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177094/safety-and-immunogenicity-of-mage-a3-cancer-immunotherapeutic-with-dacarbazine-in-patients-with-mage-a3-positive-metastatic-cutaneous-melanoma-an-open-phase-i-ii-study-with-a-first-assessment-of-a-predictive-gene-signature
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Jean-Jacques Grob, Laurent Mortier, Lionel D'Hondt, Florent Grange, Jean Francois Baurain, Brigitte Dréno, Céleste Lebbe, Caroline Robert, Anne Dompmartin, Bart Neyns, Marc Gillet, Jamila Louahed, Silvija Jarnjak, Frédéric F Lehmann
Background: We assessed safety, immunogenicity and clinical activity of recombinant MAGE-A3 antigen combined with AS15 immunostimulant (MAGE-A3 immunotherapeutic) in association with dacarbazine in patients with metastatic melanoma. Methods: In this open-label, phase I/II, uncontrolled multicentre trial conducted in Belgium and France, patients with MAGE-A3-positive melanoma received up to 24 doses of MAGE-A3 immunotherapeutic (four cycles) coadministered with eight doses of dacarbazine...
2017: ESMO Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167448/systematic-screening-of-chemokines-to-identify-candidates-to-model-and-create-ectopic-lymph-node-structures-for-cancer-immunotherapy
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Yohsuke Yagawa, Mark Robertson-Tessi, Susan L Zhou, Alexander R A Anderson, James J Mulé, Adam W Mailloux
The induction of ectopic lymph node structures (ELNs) holds great promise to augment immunotherapy against multiple cancers including metastatic melanoma, in which ELN formation has been associated with a unique immune-related gene expression signature composed of distinct chemokines. To investigate the therapeutic potential of ELNs induction, preclinical models of ELNs are needed for interrogation of these chemokines. Computational models provide a non-invasive, cost-effective method to investigate leukocyte trafficking in the tumor microenvironment, but parameterizing such models is difficult due to differing assay conditions and contexts among the literature...
November 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156790/kaempferol-induces-autophagic-cell-death-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-via-activating-ampk-signaling
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Bing Han, Yi-Qun Yu, Qi-Lian Yang, Chun-Ying Shen, Xiao-Juan Wang
In the present study, we demonstrate that Kaempferol inhibited survival and proliferation of established human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cell lines (HepG2, Huh-7, BEL7402, and SMMC) and primary human HCC cells. Kaempferol treatment in HCC cells induced profound AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) activation, which led to Ulk1 phosphorylation, mTOR complex 1 inhibition and cell autophagy. Autophagy induction was reflected by Beclin-1/autophagy gene 5 upregulation and p62 degradation as well as light chain 3B (LC3B)-I to LC3B-II conversion and LC3B puncta formation...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150430/interferon-%C3%AE-signaling-in-melanocytes-and-melanoma-cells-regulates-expression-of-ctla-4
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Xuan Mo, Hanghang Zhang, Sarah Preston, Kayla Martin, Bo Zhou, Nish Vadalia, Ana M Gamero, Jonathan Soboloff, Italo Tempera, M Raza Zaidi
CTLA-4 is a cell surface receptor on T cells that functions as an immune checkpoint molecule to enforce tolerance to cognate antigens. Anti-CTLA-4 immunotherapy is highly effective at reactivating T cell responses against melanoma, which is postulated to be due to targeting CTLA-4 on T cells. Here we report that CTLA-4 is also highly expressed by most human melanoma cell lines, as well as in normal human melanocytes. Interferon-gamma (IFNG) signaling activated the expression of the human CTLA-4 gene in a melanocyte and melanoma cell-specific manner...
November 17, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138811/high-expression-of-mage-a9-contributes-to-stemness-and-malignancy-of-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#7
Youping Wei, Yanqin Wang, Jing Gong, Lihua Rao, Zhiwei Wu, Teng Nie, Dongling Shi, Liming Zhang
MAGE-A9, a well-characterized cancer testis antigen (CTA), belongs to a member of melanoma antigen gene (MAGE) family. In human malignancies, aberrant expression of MAGE genes correlated with poor clinical prognosis, increased tumor growth, metastases, and enrichment in stem cell populations of certain cancers. Cancer stem cells (CSCs) have been proposed to contribute to the major malignant phenotypes of liver cancer, including recurrence, metastasis and chemoresistance. However, expression and potential role of MAGE-A9 in liver cancer stem cells (LCSCs) still remain unclear...
November 9, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106035/genetic-association-of-hla-drb1-multiple-polymorphisms-with-dermatomyositis-in-chinese-population
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Lin Jinming, Zhang Yongbiao, Qinglin Peng, Hanbo Yang, Jingli Shi, Mingliang Gu, Wenming Zhao, Guochun Wang
Genetic variation in human leukocyte antigen (HLA) plays an important role in the pathogenesis of dermatomyositis (DM). The aim of this study was to investigate the association of HLA class II with DM in China. 224 DM patients and 300 healthy controls were randomly enrolled at China-Japan Friendship Hospital. High resolution typing of HLA-DRB1 alleles was performed by sequencing based typing (SBT). The HLA-DQA1 and HLA-DQB1 alleles were determined by PCR sequence-specific primers (SSP). The frequencies of HLA-DRB1*09:01 (28...
November 6, 2017: HLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100330/protective-cellular-immunity-generated-by-cross-presenting-recombinant-overlapping-peptide-proteins
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Lili Cai, Jianbo Zhang, Renying Zhu, Weixing Shi, Xiaobing Xia, Mark Edwards, William Finch, Anthony Coombs, Ju Gao, Kangwen Chen, Sophie Owen, Shisong Jiang, Wenshu Lu
Priming of naive CD8(+) and CD4(+) T cells by dendritic cells (DCs) requires effective antigen presentation on both MHC class I and II molecules. We have developed a novel technology to use recombinant overlapping peptides (ROP) that stimulate both CD8(+) and CD4(+) T cell immune responses. The single chain protein of a ROP is made up of overlapping peptides linked by the target sequence (LRMK) for cathepsin S, a protease found in the endosomes of DCs. We designed synthetic genes encoding ROPs derived from ovalbumin (OVA), tuberculosis protein (CFP10-ESAT6), human papilloma virus (HPV) protein (E7) and survivin, a protein commonly over-expressed in tumour cells...
September 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100308/integration-of-genomic-transcriptomic-and-functional-profiles-of-aggressive-osteosarcomas-across-multiple-species
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Lara E Davis, Sophia Jeng, Matthew N Svalina, Elaine Huang, Janét Pittsenbarger, Emma L Cantor, Noah Berlow, Bernard Seguin, Atiya Mansoor, Shannon K McWeeney, Charles Keller
In complex, highly unstable genomes such as in osteosarcoma, targeting aberrant checkpoint processes (metabolic, cell cycle or immune) may prove more successful than targeting specific kinase or growth factor signaling pathways. Here, we establish a comparative oncology approach characterizing the most lethal osteosarcomas identified in a biorepository of tumors from three different species: human, mouse and canine. We describe the development of a genetically-engineered mouse model of osteosarcoma, establishment of primary cell cultures from fatal human tumors, and a biorepository of osteosarcoma surgical specimens from pet dogs...
September 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079788/depletion-of-mageb16-induces-differentiation-of-pluripotent-stem-cells-predominantly-into-mesodermal-derivatives
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John Antonydas Gaspar, Sureshkumar Perumal Srinivasan, Poornima Sureshkumar, Michael Xavier Doss, Jürgen Hescheler, Symeon Papadopoulos, Agapios Sachinidis
The Melanoma-associated Antigen gene family (MAGE) generally encodes for tumour antigens. We had identified that one of the MAGE gene members, Mageb16 was highly expressed in undifferentiated murine embryonic stem cells (ESCs). While the role of Mageb16 in stemness and differentiation of pluripotent stem cells is completely unknown, here, in our current study, we have demonstrated that Mageb16 (41 kDa) is distributed in cytosol and/or in surface membrane in undifferentiated ESCs. A transcriptome study performed at  differentiated short hairpin RNA (shRNA)-mediated Mageb16 knockdown (KD) ESCs and scrambled control (SCR) ESCs until a period of 22 days, revealed that Mageb16 KD ESCs mainly differentiated towards cells expressing mesodermal and cardiovascular lineage - gene markers...
October 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033936/coinhibitory-receptor-expression-and-immune-checkpoint-blockade-maintaining-a-balance-in-cd8-t-cell-responses-to-chronic-viral-infections-and-cancer
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REVIEW
Isobel S Okoye, Michael Houghton, Lorne Tyrrell, Khaled Barakat, Shokrollah Elahi
In cancer and chronic viral infections, T cells are exposed to persistent antigen stimulation. This results in expression of multiple inhibitory receptors also called "immune checkpoints" by T cells. Although these inhibitory receptors under normal conditions maintain self-tolerance and prevent immunopathology, their sustained expression deteriorates T cell function: a phenomenon called exhaustion. Recent advances in cancer immunotherapy involve blockade of cytotoxic T lymphocyte antigen-4 and programmed cell death 1 in order to reverse T cell exhaustion and reinvigorate immunity, which has translated to dramatic clinical remission in many cases of metastatic melanoma and lung cancer...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991373/novel-enriched-pathways-in-superficial-malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumors-mpnst-and-spindle-desmoplastic-melanomas-sdm
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George Jour, Nicole K Andeen, Rami Al -Rohil, Phyu P Aung, Meenakshi Mehrotra, Dzifa Duose, Benjamin Hoch, Zolt Argenyi, Rajyalakshmi Luthra, Ignacio I Wistuba, Victor G Prieto
Superficial malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) is a rare, soft tissue neoplasm that shares morphological features and some molecular events with spindle and desmoplastic melanoma (SDM). Herein we sought to identify molecular targets for therapy using targeted RNA/DNA sequencing and gene expression of key immunological players. DNA and RNA from formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue were extracted and processed. Massive high-throughput deep parallel sequencing was performed using the Oncomine comprehensive panel enabling detection of relevant SNVs, CNVs, gene fusions, and indels from 143 unique genes on the Ion torrent sequencer for clinical trial research programs...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978129/melanoma-antigen-a12-regulates-cell-cycle-via-tumor-suppressor-p21-expression
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Teruki Yanagi, Ko Nagai, Hiroshi Shimizu, Shu-Ichi Matsuzawa
Melanoma-associated antigen family A (MAGE-A) is a family of cancer/testis antigens that are expressed in malignant tumors but not in normal tissues other than the testes. MAGE-A12 is a MAGE-A family gene whose tumorigenic function in cancer cells remains unclear. Searches of the Oncomine and NextBio databases revealed that malignant tumors show up-regulation of MAGE-A12 mRNA relative to corresponding normal tissue. In PPC1 primary prostatic carcinoma cells and in HCT116 colorectal cancer cells (wild type and p53-depleted), MAGE-A12 gene knockdown using siRNA or shRNA diminishes cancer cell proliferation as assessed by cellular ATP levels, cell counting, and clonogenic assays...
September 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973533/the-prader-willi-syndrome-proteins-magel2-and-necdin-regulate-leptin-receptor-cell-surface-abundance-through-ubiquitination-pathways
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Tishani Methsala Wijesuriya, Leentje De Ceuninck, Delphine Masschaele, Matthea R Sanderson, Karin Vanessa Carias, Jan Tavernier, Rachel Wevrick
In Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), obesity is caused by the disruption of appetite-controlling pathways in the brain. Two PWS candidate genes encode MAGEL2 and necdin, related melanoma antigen proteins that assemble into ubiquitination complexes. Mice lacking Magel2 are obese and lack leptin sensitivity in hypothalamic pro-opiomelanocortin neurons, suggesting dysregulation of leptin receptor (LepR) activity. Hypothalamus from Magel2-null mice had less LepR and altered levels of ubiquitin pathway proteins that regulate LepR processing (Rnf41, Usp8, and Stam1)...
November 1, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955754/suppression-of-mage-a10-alters-the-metastatic-phenotype-of-tongue-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cells
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Bruna Dos Santos Mendonça, Michelle Agostini, Iara Gonçalves Aquino, Wagner Barbosa Dias, Débora Campanella Bastos, Franklin D Rumjanek
MAGE-A10 is a member of the MAGE protein family (melanoma associated antigen) which is overexpressed in cancer cells. Although MAGE-A10 has been characterized for some time and is generally associated to metastasis its function remains unknown. Here we describe experiments using as models oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) cell lines displaying increasing metastatic potential (LN1 and LN2). These cell lines were transduced with lentivirus particles coding for short hairpin against MAGE-A10 mRNA. Repression of MAGE-A10 expression in LN2 cells altered their morphology and impaired growth of LN1 and LN2 cell lines...
July 2017: Biochemistry and Biophysics Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953414/prame-gene-copy-number-variation-is-related-to-its-expression-in-multiple-myeloma
#17
Lu Yang, Ya-Zhe Wang, Hong-Hu Zhu, Yan Chang, Ling-Di Li, Wen-Min Chen, Ling-Yu Long, Yan-Huan Zhang, Yan-Rong Liu, Jin Lu, Ya-Zhen Qin
Multiple myeloma (MM) patients commonly present abnormal expression of cancer-testis antigens, which may serve as immunotherapeutic targets and prognostic factors. We previously reported that preferentially expressed antigen of melanoma (PRAME) overexpression in bone marrow mononuclear cells is related to progression in MM patients treated with non-bortezomib-containing regimens. The mechanism underlying variations in PRAME expression remains unknown. To investigate the impact of gene copy number variation (CNV) on PRAME expression, plasma cells were sorted from 50 newly diagnosed patients and 8 healthy volunteers to measure PRAME transcript levels and gene copy numbers by real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction...
September 27, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951354/-construction-and-verification-of-anti-mm-scfv-tp-fusion-protein-expression-vector
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Hao Wang, Yi-Fei Yang, Wei Wang, Bing Guan, Meng Xun, Hai Zhang, Zi-Ling Wang, Yong Zhao
OBJECTIVE: To construct an expression vector of anti-MM scFv-tP fusion protein and test its expression efficiency and function. METHODS: The truncated protamine (tP) gene sequence was added to the gene of single chain antibody against the specific antigen on the surface of malignant melanoma tumor cells using PCR. A GST-fusion expression vector was constructed and the soluable protein was expressed in the E.coli system. After cleavage and purification, the purified fusion protein was obtained...
September 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943635/ng2-antigen-is-involved-in-leukemia-invasiveness-and-central-nervous-system-infiltration-in-mll-rearranged-infant-b-all
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C Prieto, B López-Millán, H Roca-Ho, R W Stam, D Romero-Moya, F J Rodríguez-Baena, A Sanjuan-Pla, V Ayllón, M Ramírez, M Bardini, P De Lorenzo, M G Valsecchi, M Stanulla, M Iglesias, P Ballerini, Á M Carcaboso, J Mora, F Locatelli, A Bertaina, L Padilla, J Carlos Rodríguez-Manzaneque, C Bueno, P Menéndez
Mixed-lineage leukemia (MLL)-rearranged (MLLr) infant B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (iMLLr-B-ALL) has a dismal prognosis and is associated with a pro-B/mixed phenotype, therapy refractoriness and frequent central nervous system (CNS) disease/relapse. Neuron-glial antigen 2 (NG2) is specifically expressed in MLLr leukemias and is used in leukemia immunophenotyping because of its predictive value for MLLr acute leukemias. NG2 is involved in melanoma metastasis and brain development; however, its role in MLL-mediated leukemogenesis remains elusive...
September 25, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939173/multiple-pro-tumorigenic-functions-of-the-human-minor-histocompatibility-antigen-1-ha-1-in-melanoma-progression
#20
Peng Xu, Jinyuan Ma, Jingjing Ma, Weigang Zhang, Sen Guo, Zhe Jian, Ling Liu, Gang Wang, Tianwen Gao, Guannan Zhu, Chunying Li
BACKGROUND: Remodeling of cytoskeleton plays an important role in development of multiple cancers, including melanoma. As a group of F-actin regulators, the Ras homology (Rho) GTPase-activating proteins (ARHGAPs) were reported by accumulating studies as a set of significant mediators in cell morphology, proliferation, migration and invasion. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the function of HMHA1 and its encode protein HA-1 in melanoma. METHODS: The mRNA microarray was performed to screen the expression of ARHGAP family genes between melanoma tissues and nevi tissues...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
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