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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809608/treatment-of-patients-with-metastatic-cancer-using-a-major-histocompatibility-complex-class-ii-restricted-t-cell-receptor-targeting-the-cancer-germline-antigen-mage-a3
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Yong-Chen Lu, Linda L Parker, Tangying Lu, Zhili Zheng, Mary Ann Toomey, Donald E White, Xin Yao, Yong F Li, Paul F Robbins, Steven A Feldman, Pierre van der Bruggen, Christopher A Klebanoff, Stephanie L Goff, Richard M Sherry, Udai S Kammula, James C Yang, Steven A Rosenberg
Purpose Adoptive transfer of genetically modified T cells is being explored as a treatment for patients with metastatic cancer. Most current strategies use genes that encode major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I-restricted T-cell receptors (TCRs) or chimeric antigen receptors to genetically modify CD8(+) T cells or bulk T cells for treatment. Here, we evaluated the safety and efficacy of an adoptive CD4(+) T-cell therapy using an MHC class II-restricted, HLA-DPB1*0401-restricted TCR that recognized the cancer germline antigen, MAGE-A3 (melanoma-associated antigen-A3)...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783722/identification-of-essential-genes-for-cancer-immunotherapy
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Shashank J Patel, Neville E Sanjana, Rigel J Kishton, Arash Eidizadeh, Suman K Vodnala, Maggie Cam, Jared J Gartner, Li Jia, Seth M Steinberg, Tori N Yamamoto, Anand S Merchant, Gautam U Mehta, Anna Chichura, Ophir Shalem, Eric Tran, Robert Eil, Madhusudhanan Sukumar, Eva Perez Guijarro, Chi-Ping Day, Paul Robbins, Steve Feldman, Glenn Merlino, Feng Zhang, Nicholas P Restifo
Somatic gene mutations can alter the vulnerability of cancer cells to T-cell-based immunotherapies. Here we perturbed genes in human melanoma cells to mimic loss-of-function mutations involved in resistance to these therapies, by using a genome-scale CRISPR-Cas9 library that consisted of around 123,000 single-guide RNAs, and profiled genes whose loss in tumour cells impaired the effector function of CD8(+) T cells. The genes that were most enriched in the screen have key roles in antigen presentation and interferon-γ signalling, and correlate with cytolytic activity in patient tumours from The Cancer Genome Atlas...
August 7, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767408/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...
July 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759024/malt1-promotes-melanoma-progression-through-jnk-c-jun-signaling
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Y Wang, G Zhang, J Jin, S Degan, Y Tameze, J Y Zhang
Mucosa-associated lymphoma antigen 1 (MALT1) is a lymphoma oncogene that regulates signal transduction as a paracaspase and an adaptor protein. Yet, the role of MALT1 in other solid cancers such as melanoma is not well-understood. Here, we demonstrate that MALT1 is overexpressed in malignant melanoma cells, and predicts a poor disease-free survival. MALT1 inhibition via shRNA-mediated gene silencing or pharmacologically with MI-2 compound markedly reduced cell growth and migration of A2058 and A375 melanoma cell lines in vitro...
July 31, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738020/resident-memory-t-cells-in-the-skin-mediate-durable-immunity-to-melanoma
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Brian T Malik, Katelyn T Byrne, Jennifer L Vella, Peisheng Zhang, Tamer B Shabaneh, Shannon M Steinberg, Aleksey K Molodtsov, Jacob S Bowers, Christina V Angeles, Chrystal M Paulos, Yina H Huang, Mary Jo Turk
Tissue-resident memory T (TRM) cells have been widely characterized in infectious disease settings; however, their role in mediating immunity to cancer remains unknown. We report that skin-resident memory T cell responses to melanoma are generated naturally as a result of autoimmune vitiligo. Melanoma antigen-specific TRM cells resided predominantly in melanocyte-depleted hair follicles and were maintained without recirculation or replenishment from the lymphoid compartment. These cells expressed CD103, CD69, and CLA (cutaneous lymphocyte antigen), but lacked PD-1 (programmed cell death protein-1) or LAG-3 (lymphocyte activation gene-3), and were capable of making IFN-γ (interferon-γ)...
April 14, 2017: Science Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724943/aim2-inflammasome-mediated-pyroptosis-in-enterovirus-a71-infected-neuronal-cells-restricts-viral-replication
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Thinesshwary Yogarajah, Kien Chai Ong, David Perera, Kum Thong Wong
Encephalomyelitis is a well-known complication of hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) due to Enterovirus 71 (EV71) infection. Viral RNA/antigens could be detected in the central nervous system (CNS) neurons in fatal encephalomyelitis but the mechanisms of neuronal cell death is not clearly understood. We investigated the role of absent in melanoma 2 (AIM2) inflammasome in neuronal cell death, and its relationship to viral replication. Our transcriptomic analysis, RT-qPCR, Western blot, immunofluorescence and flow cytometry studies consistently showed AIM2 gene up-regulation and protein expression in EV-A71-infected SK-N-SH cells...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723893/in-vivo-crispr-screening-identifies-ptpn2-as-a-cancer-immunotherapy-target
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Robert T Manguso, Hans W Pope, Margaret D Zimmer, Flavian D Brown, Kathleen B Yates, Brian C Miller, Natalie B Collins, Kevin Bi, Martin W LaFleur, Vikram R Juneja, Sarah A Weiss, Jennifer Lo, David E Fisher, Diana Miao, Eliezer Van Allen, David E Root, Arlene H Sharpe, John G Doench, W Nicholas Haining
Immunotherapy with PD-1 checkpoint blockade is effective in only a minority of patients with cancer, suggesting that additional treatment strategies are needed. Here we use a pooled in vivo genetic screening approach using CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing in transplantable tumours in mice treated with immunotherapy to discover previously undescribed immunotherapy targets. We tested 2,368 genes expressed by melanoma cells to identify those that synergize with or cause resistance to checkpoint blockade. We recovered the known immune evasion molecules PD-L1 and CD47, and confirmed that defects in interferon-γ signalling caused resistance to immunotherapy...
July 27, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716895/ctla4-promotes%C3%A2-tyk2-stat3-dependent-b-cell-oncogenecity
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Andreas Herrmann, Christoph Lahtz, Toshikage Nagao, Joo Y Song, Wing C Chan, Heehyoung Lee, Chanyu Yue, Thomas Look, Ronja Muelfarth, Wenzhao Li, Kurt Jenkins, John Williams, Lihua E Budde, Stephen J Forman, Larry W Kwak, Thomas Blankenstein, Hua Yu
Cytotoxic T lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 (CTLA4) is a well-established immune checkpoint for antitumor immune responses. The pro-tumorigenic function of CTLA4 is believed to be limited to T cell inhibition by countering the activity of the T cell co-stimulating receptor CD28. However, as we demonstrate here, there are two additional roles for CTLA4 in cancer, including via CTLA4 overexpression in diverse B cell lymphomas and in melanoma-associated B cells. CTLA4-CD86 ligation recruited and activated the JAK family member Tyk2, resulting in STAT3 activation and expression of genes critical for cancer immunosuppression and tumor growth and survival...
July 17, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694034/insertion-and-deletion-derived-tumour-specific-neoantigens-and-the-immunogenic-phenotype-a-pan-cancer-analysis
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Samra Turajlic, Kevin Litchfield, Hang Xu, Rachel Rosenthal, Nicholas McGranahan, James L Reading, Yien Ning S Wong, Andrew Rowan, Nnennaya Kanu, Maise Al Bakir, Tim Chambers, Roberto Salgado, Peter Savas, Sherene Loi, Nicolai J Birkbak, Laurent Sansregret, Martin Gore, James Larkin, Sergio A Quezada, Charles Swanton
BACKGROUND: The focus of tumour-specific antigen analyses has been on single nucleotide variants (SNVs), with the contribution of small insertions and deletions (indels) less well characterised. We investigated whether the frameshift nature of indel mutations, which create novel open reading frames and a large quantity of mutagenic peptides highly distinct from self, might contribute to the immunogenic phenotype. METHODS: We analysed whole-exome sequencing data from 5777 solid tumours, spanning 19 cancer types from The Cancer Genome Atlas...
August 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693240/melanoma-antigen-encoding-gene-family-member-a1-6-and-htert-in-the-detection-of-circulating-tumor-cells-following-cd45-depletion-and-rna-extraction
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Dae-Dong Kim, Chun-Seok Yang, Hyun-Dong Chae, Sang-Gyu Kwak, Chang-Ho Jeon
A total of 76 blood samples from patients without malignant disease and 107 blood samples from patients with malignant disease were investigated for the presence of circulating tumor cells (CTCs). To detect CTCs, hematopoietic cells were removed from the blood samples and different RNA extraction methods were used to amplify the melanoma antigen-encoding gene family member A1-family member A6 (MAGE A1-6) and the human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) gene as potential CTC markers. Comparison between four methods for extracting RNA from the blood was performed...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666759/a-short-hairpin-rna-based-adjuvant-targeting-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-repressor-i%C3%AE%C2%BAb%C3%AE-promotes-migration-of-dermal-dendritic-cells-to-draining-lymph-nodes-and-antitumor-ctl-responses-induced-by-dna-vaccination
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Felipe Gálvez-Cancino, Jonathan Roco, Nicole Rojas-Colonelli, Camila Flores, Paola Murgas, Sebastián Cruz-Gómez, César Oyarce, Manuel Varas-Godoy, Daniela Sauma, Alvaro Lladser
DNA vaccination is an attractive approach to elicit tumor-specific cytotoxic CD8(+) T lymphocytes (CTL), which can mediate protective immunity against tumors. To initiate CTL responses, antigen-encoding plasmids employed for DNA vaccination need to activate dendritic cells (DC) through the stimulation of DNA-sensing innate immune receptors that converge in the activation of the master transcription factor NF-κB. To this end, NF-κB repressor IκBα needs to be degraded, allowing NF-κB to translocate to the nucleus and transcribe proinflammatory target genes, as well as its repressor IκBα...
June 27, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653599/microrna-539-inhibits-the-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-of-esophageal-cancer-cells-by-twist-related-protein-1-mediated-modulation-of-melanoma-associated-antigen-a4-magea4
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Zhili Cao, Xiang Zheng, Lei Cao, Naixin Liang
MicroRNAs (miR) play key roles in cancers, yet the potential molecular mechanisms of miR-539 on esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) are not well understood. Screened by informatics method, Twist-related protein 1 (TWIST1) was hypothesized to be a possible target gene of miR-539. Since the melanoma associated antigen (MAGE) A4 is reported to be up-regulated by TWIST1, this study aimed to examine the biological functions and mechanism involving TWIST1 and MAGE4 of miR-539 in ESCC. MiR-539 mimics or scrambled miRs were transfected into human ESCC TE3 cells to interfere the expression of miR-539...
June 12, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650338/ifn-%C3%AE-related-mrna-profile-predicts-clinical-response-to-pd-1-blockade
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Mark Ayers, Jared Lunceford, Michael Nebozhyn, Erin Murphy, Andrey Loboda, David R Kaufman, Andrew Albright, Jonathan D Cheng, S Peter Kang, Veena Shankaran, Sarina A Piha-Paul, Jennifer Yearley, Tanguy Y Seiwert, Antoni Ribas, Terrill K McClanahan
Programmed death-1-directed (PD-1-directed) immune checkpoint blockade results in durable antitumor activity in many advanced malignancies. Recent studies suggest that IFN-γ is a critical driver of programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) expression in cancer and host cells, and baseline intratumoral T cell infiltration may improve response likelihood to anti-PD-1 therapies, including pembrolizumab. However, whether quantifying T cell-inflamed microenvironment is a useful pan-tumor determinant of PD-1-directed therapy response has not been rigorously evaluated...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647344/oncogene-expressing-senescent-melanocytes-upregulate-mhc-class-ii-a-candidate-melanoma-suppressor-function
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John van Tuyn, Farah Jaber-Hijazi, Douglas MacKenzie, John J Cole, Elizabeth Mann, Jeff S Pawlikowski, Taranjit Singh Rai, David M Nelson, Tony McBryan, Andre Ivanov, Karen Blyth, Hong Wu, Simon Milling, Peter D Adams
On acquisition of an oncogenic mutation, primary human and mouse cells can enter oncogene-induced senescence (OIS). OIS is characterized by a stable proliferation arrest and secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines, the senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP). Proliferation arrest and the SASP collaborate to enact tumor suppression, the former by blocking cell proliferation and the latter by recruiting immune cells to clear damaged cells. However, the interactions of OIS cells with the immune system are still poorly defined...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639716/expression-of-the-autoantigen-trim33-tif1%C3%AE-in-skin-and-muscle-of-patients-with-dermatomyositis-is-upregulated-together-with-markers-of-cellular-stress
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B Scholtissek, S Ferring-Schmitt, J Maier, J Wenzel
Dermatomyositis (DM) is an autoimmune disorder associated with a dysregulation of immune homeostasis of both the innate and adaptive immune system. Earlier data suggested that these two arms of the immune system interconnect in DM. In the current study, we analysed the association of autoantigen expression [adaptive system components: Mi2, transcriptional intermediary factor (TIF)1γ, small ubiquitin-like modifier 1 activating enzyme subunit (SAE)1, melanoma differentiation-associated protein (MDA)5] with markers of cellular stress (innate system components: MxA, p53) in skin and muscle (immunohistology and gene expression data, respectively)...
August 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638445/association-of-mage-a1-6-expression-with-lung-cancer-progression
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Eunjue Yi, Ji-Eun Chang, Chosun Leem, Chang-Ho Jeon, Sanghoon Jheon
The melanoma-associated antigen (MAGE) genes are known to be expressed in various kinds of tumors including lung cancer. Although they are studied as targets for immunotherapy and tools for early detection of lung cancer, the correlation between MAGE expression and the prognosis in lung cancer has not been clarified. In this study, we evaluated the relationship between MAGE A1-6 gene expression and the clinical prognosis in lung cancer. Bone marrow aspirations were performed in 60 patients who were diagnosed as lung cancer and underwent lung cancer surgery between 2007 and 2008...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634046/tumor-antigen-prame-is-up-regulated-by-mzf1-in-cooperation-with-dna-hypomethylation-in-melanoma-cells
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Yong-Kyu Lee, Ui-Hyun Park, Eun-Joo Kim, Jin-Taek Hwang, Ji-Cheon Jeong, Soo-Jong Um
Elevated expression of preferentially expressed antigen in melanoma (PRAME) has been implicated in disease progression in a variety of cancers. However, the mechanisms underlying the transcriptional regulation of PRAME remain largely unexplored. Initially, we observed that PRAME was elevated in proportion to the malignant potential of melanoma cells. From the in silico prediction of PRAME gene structure, we identified the putative myeloid zinc finger 1 (MZF1) binding sites, which overlap with a CpG-rich region located in the first intron...
June 17, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630682/overexpressed-prame-is-a-potential-immunotherapy-target-in-sarcoma-subtypes
#18
Jason Roszik, Wei-Lien Wang, John A Livingston, Christina L Roland, Vinod Ravi, Cassian Yee, Patrick Hwu, Andrew Futreal, Alexander J Lazar, Shreyaskumar R Patel, Anthony P Conley
BACKGROUND: PRAME (preferentially expressed antigen in melanoma), a member of the cancer-testis antigen family, has been shown to have increased expression in solid tumors, including sarcoma, and PRAME-specific therapies are currently in development for other cancers such as melanoma. METHODS: To map the landscape of PRAME expression in sarcoma, we used publicly available data from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) and the Cancer Cell Line Encyclopedia (CCLE) projects and determined which sarcoma subtypes and subsets are associated with increased PRAME expression...
2017: Clinical Sarcoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626083/cellular-and-disease-functions-of-the-prader-willi-syndrome-gene-magel2
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Klementina Fon Tacer, Patrick Ryan Potts
Melanoma antigen L2 (MAGEL2 or MAGE-L2) is a member of the MAGE family of ubiquitin ligase regulators. It is maternally imprinted and often paternally deleted or mutated in the related neurodevelopmental syndromes, Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) and Schaaf-Yang Syndrome (SHFYNG). MAGEL2 is highly expressed in the hypothalamus and plays an important role in a fundamental cellular process that recycles membrane proteins from endosomes through the retromer sorting pathway. MAGEL2 is part of a multi-subunit protein complex consisting of MAGEL2, the TRIM27 E3 ubiquitin ligase, and the USP7 deubiquitinating enzyme...
June 16, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624577/identification-of-an-immune-specific-class-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-based-on-molecular-features
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Daniela Sia, Yang Jiao, Iris Martinez-Quetglas, Olga Kuchuk, Carlos Villacorta-Martin, Manuel Castro de Moura, Juan Putra, Genis Camprecios, Laia Bassaganyas, Nicholas Akers, Bojan Losic, Samuel Waxman, Swan N Thung, Vincenzo Mazzaferro, Manel Esteller, Scott L Friedman, Myron Schwartz, Augusto Villanueva, Josep M Llovet
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Agents that induce an immune response against tumors by altering T-cell regulation have increased survival times of patients with advanced-stage tumors, such as melanoma or lung cancer. We aimed to characterize molecular features of immune cells that infiltrate hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) to determine whether these types of agents might be effective against liver tumors. METHODS: We analyzed HCC samples from 956 patients. We separated gene expression profiles from tumor, stromal, and immune cells using a non-negative matrix factorization algorithm...
June 15, 2017: Gastroenterology
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